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9th Apr '18 5:23:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': When the Dark Judges teamed up with ComicBook/TheJoker, their plan involved one of their own possessing the Chief Judge to put out a warrant on Judge Anderson. The thing is, Judge Mortis' primary power is ''[[MakeThemRot decaying]]'' anything he touches, so his host started falling apart within a few hours.
4th Mar '18 2:44:33 AM nighttrainfm
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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to 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 is forced to settle for his "second choice", and as the page quote shows, his raw power caused the host to slowly decay/burn despite the large amount of demon blood he was drinking. The implication is that any other host would be vaporized outright, [[spoiler: Even Sam isn't fully immune to this, and has to drink a couple of gallons of demon blood to survive Satan first possessing him. Whether or not he had to keep drinking it is never made clear, as the issue is resolved before long.]] 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. Bloodline are also important, and can help avert this. Michael's chosen host was [[spoiler:Dean, but he at one point possess John Winchester, and later uses Adam (Dean's half brother) when it becomes apparent he can't use Dean.]]

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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to 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]]. Michael.]] Satan is forced to settle for his "second choice", and as the page quote shows, his raw power caused the host to slowly decay/burn despite the large amount of demon blood he was drinking. The implication is that any other host would be vaporized outright, outright. [[spoiler: Even Sam isn't fully immune to this, and has to drink a couple of gallons of demon blood to survive Satan first possessing him. Whether or not he had to keep drinking it is never made clear, as the issue is resolved before long.]] 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. Bloodline are also important, and can help avert this. Michael's chosen host was [[spoiler:Dean, but he at one point possess John Winchester, and later uses Adam (Dean's half brother) when it becomes apparent he can't use Dean.]]
4th Mar '18 2:43:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', [[spoiler:when [=DeVoe=] starts {{Body Surf}}ing through the bus metas, it turns out that his incredible intelligence starts doing the same kind of damage to these bodies as it did to his original one, which isn't helped by him constantly adding new powers to his repertoire]].

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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', [[spoiler:when [=DeVoe=] starts {{Body Surf}}ing through the bus metas, it turns out that his incredible intelligence starts doing the same kind of damage to these bodies as it did to his original one, which isn't helped by him constantly adding new powers to his repertoire]].repertoire.]]
28th Feb '18 6:12:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'', [[spoiler:when [=DeVoe=] starts {{Body Surf}}ing through the bus metas, it turns out that his incredible intelligence starts doing the same kind of damage to these bodies as it did to his original one, which isn't helped by him constantly adding new powers to his repertoire]].
11th Feb '18 6:07:57 PM nombretomado
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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''.''Literature/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.
8th Jan '18 9:01:31 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*This happens in ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'' when high level deities inhabit mortal bodies. Order, for instance, can possess any ordercrafter of sufficient power and piety but they all quickly implode from the strain of his power. Those possessed by Lady Chaos explode or turn into monsters. It turns out that [[spoiler: defying this trope is the entire point of the series. Lady Chaos wants a vessel that won't explode when she inhabits it, so she sent Tasio to fetch Eric and mold him into someone who could withstand her power indefinitely.]]



* Invoked in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Wife", wherein the "soul" of the TARDIS is forcibly transferred to a human body -- which is reported by its new occupant to be fast falling apart due to its inability to long hold the energy of the TARDIS.

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* Invoked Exploited in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Wife", wherein the "soul" of the TARDIS is forcibly transferred to a human body -- which is reported by its new occupant to be fast falling apart due to its inability to long hold the energy of the TARDIS.TARDIS. This will kill her and leave House unopposed in her true body.



** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''; while there's no gameplay consequences, the fact that [[VillainOverride Harbinger-possessed]] Collectors crumble into ash on their defeat while regular ones leave corpses suggests that there's something like this going on. Also notable is that their health bar is replaced with an armor bar, indicating they're no longer really alive.
** AllThereInTheManual: Collectors are implanted with Reaper tech, that allows [[spoiler:Harbinger]] to override their nervous systems, effectively driving the implants into overdrive. As Shepard wears them down, the implants work harder to keep the Collector alive, until they burn out, taking the corpse with them.

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''; while there's no gameplay consequences, the fact that [[VillainOverride Harbinger-possessed]] Collectors crumble into ash on their defeat while regular ones leave corpses suggests that there's something like this going on. Also notable is that their health bar is replaced with an armor bar, indicating they're no longer really alive.
** AllThereInTheManual:
alive. [[AllThereInTheManual Collectors are implanted with Reaper tech, tech]], that allows [[spoiler:Harbinger]] to override their nervous systems, effectively driving the implants into overdrive. As Shepard wears them down, the implants work harder to keep the Collector alive, until they burn out, taking the corpse with them.
6th Jan '18 11:03:58 AM Linda58
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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to 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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** Angels are so powerful that they will do this to any host that isn't specifically suited to 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 is forced to go through a few different settle for his "second choice", and as the page quote shows, his raw power caused the host bodies, since they degenerate from his sheer power. to slowly decay/burn despite the large amount of demon blood he was drinking. The implication is that any other host would be vaporized outright, [[spoiler: He believes Sam's body Even Sam isn't fully immune to this, and has enough power on its own to stand drink a couple of gallons of demon blood to survive Satan first possessing him. Whether or not he had to keep drinking it is never made clear, as the possession.issue is resolved before long.]] 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. Bloodline are also important, and can help avert this. Michael's chosen host was [[spoiler:Dean, but he at one point possess John Winchester, and later uses Adam (Dean's half brother) when it becomes apparent he can't use Dean.]]
2nd Oct '17 7:54:04 PM SSJMagus
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* Happens in ''Series/StargateSG1'' when [[spoiler:Anubis]] possesses a host. The host develops sores and various ailments, eventually dying, forcing him to look for a new host. This is because he's not an ordinary Goa'uld (who normally can make their hosts last for centuries) [[spoiler:but partially ascended.]]

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* Happens in ''Series/StargateSG1'' when [[spoiler:Anubis]] possesses a host. The host develops sores and various ailments, eventually dying, forcing him to look for a new host. This is because he's not an ordinary Goa'uld (who normally can make their hosts last for centuries) [[spoiler:but partially ascended.]]]] This is why [[spoiler:Anubis used a containment suit instead of a conventional host, [[Recap/StargateSG1S7E22LostCityPart2 until its destruction in the 7th season finale]]]].
3rd Sep '17 3:42:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''; while there's no gameplay consequences, the fact that [[VillainOverride Harbinger-possessed]] Collectors crumble into ash on their defeat while regular ones leave corpses suggests that there's something like this going on. Also notable is that their health bar is replaced with an armor bar, indicating they're no longer really alive.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In the first game, [[spoiler:Saren's corpse]] is possessed by [[spoiler:Sovereign]], burning away all tissue until only the cybernetic components remained.
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''VideoGame/MassEffect2''; while there's no gameplay consequences, the fact that [[VillainOverride Harbinger-possessed]] Collectors crumble into ash on their defeat while regular ones leave corpses suggests that there's something like this going on. Also notable is that their health bar is replaced with an armor bar, indicating they're no longer really alive.



** [[spoiler:Saren's corpse]] in the first ''Franchise/MassEffect'' game is possessed by [[spoiler:Sovereign]], burning away all tissue until only the cybernetic components remained.
11th Aug '17 10:32:15 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' Voldemort goes through several host bodies before he can perform a resurrection ritual that gives him a stable new form. He has to resort to things like drinking unicorn blood to keep his hosts alive.

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* In ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', Voldemort goes through several host bodies before he can perform a resurrection ritual that gives him a stable new form. He has to resort to things like drinking unicorn blood to keep his hosts alive.
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