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7th Apr '17 8:36:06 AM H2SO4
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Wan wanted to be able to bend multiple elements to fight Vaatu. The Lion Turtle explained to him that humans lack the energy needed to bend more than one element at a time. To get around this problem, Wan allowed himself to fuse with Raava every time he needed to bend multiple elements. Holding a spirit and its extra power inside his body was extremely dangerous. Raava warned Wan that if she stayed inside him for too long he would die. In the end [[spoiler:they solve the problem by making the fusion permanent by tapping into the [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Harmonic Convergence]] , starting the Avatar Cycle.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Wan wanted to be able to bend multiple elements to fight Vaatu. The Lion Turtle explained to him that humans lack the energy needed to bend more than one element at a time. To get around this problem, Wan allowed himself to fuse with Raava every time he needed to bend multiple elements. Holding a spirit and its extra power inside his body was extremely dangerous. Raava warned Wan that if she stayed inside him for too long he would die. In the end [[spoiler:they solve the problem by making the fusion between their spirits permanent by tapping into the [[WhenThePlanetsAlign Harmonic Convergence]] , starting the Avatar Cycle.]]
18th Mar '17 6:00:19 PM Doug86
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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', this happens to daemonhosts, along with (and partly because of) the TransformationOfThePossessed.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', this happens to daemonhosts, along with (and partly because of) the TransformationOfThePossessed.
9th Mar '17 3:21:35 PM ZhaneX24
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** Turns out to be a common issue for his children, the Demon Kings known as the Baal, as well who all suffer from it to some extent or another. Despite being the second most powerful son, Samael [[spoiler:aka Mephisto]] suffers from it the least due to being King of Space and Time, letting him effectively stop the degradation of his body. His elder brother [[BigBad Lucifer]] is not so lucky.
5th Mar '17 2:00:10 PM Dravencour
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* In the ''Hush, Hush'' world, it's said that this happens when fallen angels possess humans. This is why they generally aim to possess immortal Nepilim - those bodies don't wear out, so the Nephilim [[AndIMustScream can look forward to an eternity of being possessed]].

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* In the ''Hush, Hush'' ''[[Literature/HushHush Hush, Hush]]'' world, it's said that this happens when fallen angels possess humans. This is why they generally aim to possess immortal Nepilim Nephilim - those bodies don't wear out, so the Nephilim [[AndIMustScream can look forward to an eternity of being possessed]].
2nd Dec '16 2:36:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played very literally on rare and usually momentous occasions in ''PerryRhodan''. If a [[CosmicBeing Cosmocrat]] wishes to pay the "standard" universe a visit and a 'mere' ProjectedAvatar (already indistinguishable from a normal life-form and potentially quite {{badass}} in its own right if challenged) won't suffice, there exists an alternative in which the entity possesses a specially prepared host body, typically drawn from a servant species of physically extremely tough and naturally long-lived cyclopean giants, which allows it to bring a significantly larger portion of its power to bear directly -- but which also results in said almost preternaturally durable host body ''immediately'' starting to smolder and then burn, held together and kept moving only by the willpower of its possessor. Cosmocrats using this approach will generally arrange to have several spare bodies available because they can go through them ''fast'' even in the course of a slightly extended conversation.

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* Played very literally on rare and usually momentous occasions in ''PerryRhodan''. If a [[CosmicBeing Cosmocrat]] wishes to pay the "standard" universe a visit and a 'mere' ProjectedAvatar (already indistinguishable from a normal life-form and potentially quite {{badass}} badass in its own right if challenged) won't suffice, there exists an alternative in which the entity possesses a specially prepared host body, typically drawn from a servant species of physically extremely tough and naturally long-lived cyclopean giants, which allows it to bring a significantly larger portion of its power to bear directly -- but which also results in said almost preternaturally durable host body ''immediately'' starting to smolder and then burn, held together and kept moving only by the willpower of its possessor. Cosmocrats using this approach will generally arrange to have several spare bodies available because they can go through them ''fast'' even in the course of a slightly extended conversation.
1st Nov '16 6:48:26 PM navaash
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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence auto-passing the skill check!

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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence [[SubvertedTrope auto-passing the skill check!check]]!
1st Nov '16 5:05:14 PM navaash
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** The AD&D 2E psionics supplement includes a power called Switch Personality that enables its user to literally exchange minds with another, effectively possessing them. However, both swapped bodies degenerate over time (represented as a temporary Constitution loss per skill check failure) unless the caster switches back to their original body; if either body hits 0, both are doomed. A [[LoopholeAbuse creative player]], though, could just swap to a creature with no Constitution score, hence auto-passing the skill check!
12th Sep '16 9:29:56 PM kome360
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* ''Manga/Claymore'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.

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* ''Manga/Claymore'': ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.
12th Sep '16 9:29:41 PM kome360
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* ''Manga/Claymore'': [[spoiler:Basic]] Yoma need to switch bodies quickly before their hosts die from the strain of flawed Awakening, so they force their hosts into extreme hunger for human bodies. It is not known if this type of yoma is actually sentient or just a worm.
28th Aug '16 6:35:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to them. [[spoiler:Sam and Dean]] are the result of generations of breeding to produce viable hosts for [[spoiler:Lucifer and Michael]]. Satan has to go through a few different host bodies, since they degenerate from his sheer power. [[spoiler: He believes Sam's body has enough power on its own to stand the possession.]] Even Raphael's true vessel is left catatonic after being his possession. It may just be he didn't care to heal him, as Michael promises Dean he wouldn't leave him a "drooling mess" after possessing him.

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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to them.them, doubly so for Archangels. [[spoiler:Sam and Dean]] are the result of generations of breeding to produce viable hosts for [[spoiler:Lucifer and Michael]]. Satan has to go through a few different host bodies, since they degenerate from his sheer power. [[spoiler: He believes Sam's body has enough power on its own to stand the possession.]] Even Raphael's true vessel is left catatonic after being his possession. It may just be he didn't care to heal him, as Michael promises Dean he wouldn't leave him a "drooling mess" after possessing him.
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