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15th May '18 10:48:06 AM darkemyst
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* ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' villain Johnny Warlock gained a very impressive group of powers after being possessed by the demon in an artifact he stole. He doesn't fully retain control though and his powers are charged by draining the life out of people nearby.
29th Apr '18 8:48:20 AM Diask
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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''', Peacebringers and Warshades get their powers from Kheldians (an alien energy-being) inhabiting their body--though this is more like a SymbioticPosession or MergerOfSouls, because the possession results in a fused personality and identity between the host and Kheldian.

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''', Peacebringers and Warshades get their powers from Kheldians (an alien energy-being) inhabiting their body--though this is more like a SymbioticPosession SymbioticPossession or MergerOfSouls, because the possession results in a fused personality and identity between the host and Kheldian.



* The Collector General [[spoiler: actually (just the channel for) a Reaper, Harbinger]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' will often take control of one of his flunkies, transforming it from a mild inconvenience into a burning, supercharged biotic monster who will constantly advance to blast you in the face. Worst of all, it doesn't seem to take much out of him. Kill one avatar and he'll possess any surviving Collector in short order. '''[[MemeticMutation ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL.]]'''
** Also happens earlier, in ''Mass Effect 1'': You kill Saren, either by making him shoot himself in the ''head'', or shooting him to a pulp yourself. That should stop Sovereign/Nazara from using him any longer, right? ''Wrong''. Bastard gets right back up, the cybernetics in him taking over the body (which might not have been quite entirely dead, judging by [[NightmareFuel the screaming]]) and gives you another round of hell.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', killing Saren should stop Sovereign from using him any longer, right? ''Wrong''. Bastard gets right back up, the cybernetics in him taking over the body (which might not have been quite entirely dead, judging by [[NightmareFuel the screaming]]) and gives you another round of hell.
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The Collector General [[spoiler: actually (just the channel for) a Reaper, Harbinger]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' will often take control '''[[MemeticMutation ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL]]''' of one of his flunkies, transforming it from a mild inconvenience into a burning, supercharged biotic monster who will constantly advance to blast you in the face. Worst of all, it doesn't seem to take much out of him. Kill one avatar and he'll possess any surviving Collector in short order. '''[[MemeticMutation ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL.]]'''\n** Also happens earlier, in ''Mass Effect 1'': You kill Saren, either by making him shoot himself in the ''head'', or shooting him to a pulp yourself. That should stop Sovereign/Nazara from using him any longer, right? ''Wrong''. Bastard gets right back up, the cybernetics in him taking over the body (which might not have been quite entirely dead, judging by [[NightmareFuel the screaming]]) and gives you another round of hell.



29th Jan '18 3:36:14 PM Prime32
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* Occurs twice in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', both times to the [[AlwaysSecondBest always-getting-outmatched]] Vegeta. In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he allowed himself to be possessed by the wizard Babidi, allowing him to transform prematurely into a Super Saiyan 2. In ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', he gets possessed by the machine mutant Baby, taking him to a far higher, twisted level of power... [[GrandTheftMe unwillingly this time]].

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* Occurs twice in ''Franchise/DragonBall'', both times to the [[AlwaysSecondBest always-getting-outmatched]] Vegeta. In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', he allowed himself to be possessed enthralled by the wizard Babidi, allowing him to transform prematurely into a Super Saiyan 2.Babidi so that he could gain the power boost that came with it. In ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', he gets possessed by the machine mutant Baby, taking him to a far higher, twisted level of power... [[GrandTheftMe unwillingly this time]].


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* In ''LightNovel/RokujyoumaNoShinryakusha'', [[CuteGhostGirl Sanae]] initially starts possessing Koutarou [[SenseLossSadness so that she can taste food again]] by sharing his senses. Later, with their trust having deepened to the point where his body no longer rejects her, they realise that they can do this in reverse, with Sanae lending Koutarou her AuraVision powers and also allowing him to control his body the way a ghost does ([[SuperReflexes directly through thought, without the delay of sending signals through the nervous system]]). Interestingly, the relevant "spiritual circuitry" remains in Koutarou's body for a while afterwards, allowing him to tap into a lesser version of these powers by concentrating on how it felt to use them.
7th Nov '17 12:26:00 PM Neosonic97
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** Although in a few cases (such as the titular character and Killer B), the Tailed Beast inside can willingly co-operate with them and sometimes switch the dominant personality. Naruto and Kurama best exemplify this.

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** Although in a few cases (such as the titular character and Killer B), the Tailed Beast inside can willingly co-operate with them and sometimes switch the dominant personality.personality temporarily. Naruto and Kurama best exemplify this.
7th Nov '17 12:25:01 PM Neosonic97
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** Although in a few cases (such as the titular character and Killer B), the Tailed Beast inside can willingly co-operate with them and sometimes switch the dominant personality. Naruto and Kurama best exemplify this.
5th Sep '17 7:41:32 PM azbyc15243
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* This is how the main method of summoning works in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign''. A summoner calls in a Material from another world and has it possess a vessel (which may be a human or animal). The vessel transforms into the Material, gaining SuperStrength, SuperSpeed and NighInvulnerability.
12th Jun '17 11:47:54 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', this is the basis of one archetype[[note]]essentially a variant class[[/note]] for the Oracle. It's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Possessed Oracle]], and its powers are flavored as being due to the Oracle [[WillingChanneler allowing spirits to cohabit their body]].

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is the basis of one archetype[[note]]essentially a variant class[[/note]] for the Oracle. It's called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Possessed Oracle]], and its powers are flavored as being due to the Oracle [[WillingChanneler allowing spirits to cohabit their body]].body]].
** The Medium class' core mechanic is a daily seance by which they can invite an archetypal spirit into their bodies and draw on its abilities: the Champion augments weapons-based combat, the Archmage grants additional spellcasting, and so on. A spirit can also fudge certain dice rolls for its host in a pinch, at the cost of granting it extra influence over the Medium's actions.
9th Jun '17 2:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* Seen in the ''WhateleyUniverse''; the mutant "avatar" trait is all ''about'' being able to host a spirit in the mutant's body and derive power from that union. It's not even all that uncommon--the school has quite a few examples, and one of the world's premier heroes is the host of the so-called "Champion Force", an amalgamation of ''multiple'' spirits collected by a predecessor.

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* Seen in the ''WhateleyUniverse''; ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''; the mutant "avatar" trait is all ''about'' being able to host a spirit in the mutant's body and derive power from that union. It's not even all that uncommon--the school has quite a few examples, and one of the world's premier heroes is the host of the so-called "Champion Force", an amalgamation of ''multiple'' spirits collected by a predecessor.
30th May '17 4:48:08 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Onslaught Reborn'' storyline, the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]] was briefly possessed by ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}. During this time, he spontaneously developed "flame vision".

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* In the ''Onslaught Reborn'' ''ComicBook/OnslaughtReborn'' storyline, the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]] was briefly possessed by ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}. During this time, he spontaneously developed "flame vision".
21st May '17 10:23:12 AM caroline99uk
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* Masako in ''Webcomic/BeneathTheClouds'' is a medium who allows herself to be possessed by angry ghosts as part of the exorcism ceremonies. While she's hosting a spirit, her eyes glow and she is capable of inhumanly fast reactions. As the ghosts are often angry, bitter and disorientated, it's more of a liability than a help, and the effect only lasts for a short time anyway.
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