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18th Jul '16 1:57:31 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human human, and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.
18th Jul '16 1:50:58 AM Tron80
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->'''Castiel:''' What's wrong with your vessel?
->'''Lucifer:''' Yes, um... Nick is wearing a bit thin, I'm afraid. He can't contain me forever.

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->'''Castiel:''' What's wrong with your vessel?
->'''Lucifer:'''
vessel?\\
'''Lucifer:'''
Yes, um... Nick is wearing a bit thin, I'm afraid. He can't contain me forever.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' villain Worldkiller-1 burns out any body he possess if his host isn't strong enough to contain his spirit. In ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' he possessed a baseline human and his victim's body melted in a matter of seconds.
21st Jun '16 9:07:39 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** The Bodysurfing human wizard Marcus from Carpe Noctem can only stay in his host bodies for a short time before they combust, killing the victim. He is pleased to discover that when he possesses an already-undead vampire (Angel), this kind of body is immune from the combustion.
1st Jun '16 7:01:10 PM Divra
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell on Earth'' inverts the trope; the cyborgs are robotized dead bodies possessed by demons, which are being used as soul fuel for the body.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}: Hell on Earth'' inverts the trope; the cyborgs are robotized dead bodies possessed by demons, which are being used as soul fuel for the mechanical body.
8th May '16 5:29:23 PM comicwriter
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* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' villain Proteus "burns out" any body he possesses; by the end stages, his victims look like walking corpses.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' villain Proteus "burns out" any body he possesses; by the end stages, his victims look like walking corpses. This was censored in the [[WesternAnimation/XMen television adaptation]], where it was shown that possession by him caused extreme fatigue instead.
20th Apr '16 11:27:31 AM Kaleidostorm
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* The BodySnatcher race known as the Ing in MetroidPrime2Echoes generally can possess hosts with little trouble, though it is apparently a power that requires a little practice, [[AllThereInTheManual according to Samus's scan notes.]] Younger Ing sometimes form imperfect possessions which cause permanent damage to the host form. Ing can also possess fresh corpses, but the bodies are still dead so they are slow and zombie-like.

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* The BodySnatcher race known as the Ing in MetroidPrime2Echoes generally can usually possess hosts with little trouble, though it is apparently a power that requires a little practice, practice [[AllThereInTheManual according to Samus's scan notes.]] Younger Ing sometimes form imperfect possessions which that cause permanent damage to the host form. Ing can also possess fresh corpses, but the bodies are still dead so they are slow and zombie-like. If inexperienced Ing bite off more than they can chew and try to possess powerful creatures, the creature can reject them or even kill them from within. The SpacePirates figured this out and began to look into how to prevent possession, though it mainly devolved into UnfriendlyFire or [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled suicide]].
1st Mar '16 11:43:42 AM ChronoLegion
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* The alien leader Mabus from ''Series/FirstWave'' was able to possess humans, but the process was often fatal, sometimes within seconds. He eventually realized the host's physical health was unimportant, but rather high intelligence was the key to prolonged survival.

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* The alien leader Mabus from ''Series/FirstWave'' was able to possess humans, but the process was often fatal, sometimes within seconds. He eventually realized the host's physical health was unimportant, but rather high intelligence was the key to prolonged survival. The aliens knew that from the start, which is why they initially grew a husk from Cade's DNA, figuring that someone like Cade would definitely be able to contain Mabus's consciousness. [[spoiler:His final body is that of Cade and Jordan's son, whose growth was artificially accelerated]].


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* In an episode of ''Series/BloodTies'', the disembodied spirit of a cop Vicki knows visits her and asks her to [[WhodunnitToMe investigate his death]]. In fact, she finds out that his body is still walking around. Her assistant figures out that her friend's body has been taken over by an ancient entity that {{Body Surf}}s every few days because of this trope. By the time they force the entity out of the body and destroy it, the cop's body is too far gone, and he dies minutes later.
26th Feb '16 12:36:56 PM foxmccloud4387
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** In the ''Heaven's Feel'' route, [[spoiler:Shirou is implied to be suffering from this. Having Archer's left arm grafted onto him grants him Archer's stronger projection magic, but various scenes imply that Archer is actually still alive through the arm and dominating Shirou's mind whenever his powers are called upon (making this a case of PowersViaPossession). Because Servants have much heavier souls than normal humans, Shirou suffers from backlash whenever he uses the arm - eventually, when he uses it too much in a small time frame, it inflicts brain damage and causes swords to start growing out from under his skin, and in one Bad End Shirou outright becomes a vegetable due to using it too much too quickly.]]

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** In the ''Heaven's Feel'' route, [[spoiler:Shirou is implied to be suffering from this. Having Archer's left arm grafted onto him grants him Archer's stronger projection magic, but various scenes imply that Archer is actually still alive through the arm and dominating Shirou's mind whenever his powers are called upon (making this a case of PowersViaPossession). Because Servants have much heavier souls than normal humans, Shirou suffers from backlash whenever he uses the arm - eventually, when he uses it too much in a small time frame, it inflicts brain damage and causes swords to start growing out from under his skin, and in one Bad End Shirou outright becomes a vegetable due to using it too much too quickly. Even right after he receives the arm, Rin and Kirei need to put a magical seal on it to prevent it from causing this trope due to merely being attached to his body.]]
26th Feb '16 12:35:11 PM foxmccloud4387
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', this is why Matou Zouken wants the Holy Grail. His method of prolonging life is by possessing and molding other bodies by filling them with worms, but each body lasts less than the previous one, and by the time the game starts, he can only remain in a body for a few months at most.
** Though, this is less a cause of the bodies themselves burning out faster, since in reality it's [[spoiler: his ''soul'' that's burning out.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', this is why Matou ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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Zouken wants the Holy Grail. Matou is constantly suffering from this. His method of prolonging life is by possessing and molding other bodies by filling them with worms, but each body lasts less than the previous one, and by the time the game starts, he can only remain in a body for a few months at most.
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most. It's revealed that this is has less to do with the degenerating quality of his stolen bodies, but rather [[spoiler:the fact that his very soul is decaying]]. This is why he wants the Holy Grail, as it can allow him to achieve immortality [[spoiler:not through a cause wish, but through its true function, the creation of the bodies themselves burning Third Magic.]]
** In the ''Heaven's Feel'' route, [[spoiler:Shirou is implied to be suffering from this. Having Archer's left arm grafted onto him grants him Archer's stronger projection magic, but various scenes imply that Archer is actually still alive through the arm and dominating Shirou's mind whenever his powers are called upon (making this a case of PowersViaPossession). Because Servants have much heavier souls than normal humans, Shirou suffers from backlash whenever he uses the arm - eventually, when he uses it too much in a small time frame, it inflicts brain damage and causes swords to start growing
out faster, since in reality it's [[spoiler: from under his ''soul'' that's burning out.skin, and in one Bad End Shirou outright becomes a vegetable due to using it too much too quickly.]]
30th Jan '16 6:37:26 PM OmegaKross
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** Though, this is less a cause of the bodies themselves burning out faster, since in reality it's [[spoiler: his ''soul'' that's burning out.]]
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