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4th Jul '16 1:14:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' has a demon who tried to kill him in his childhood sealed into his left hand by his [[TheObiWan mentor Minako]].

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* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'' has a demon who tried to kill him in his childhood sealed into his left hand by his [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor mentor Minako]].
18th Jun '16 3:44:13 PM Miriam
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* In G.S. Denning's AffectionateParody of SherlockHolmes, ''Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone'', Holmes has trapped the soul of Professor Moriarty within his own body. As a detective, Holmes is a bumbling fool, but Moriarty takes over his voice from time to time in order to contribute his own observations about the cases. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Holmes and Watson, Moriarty pulls a GrandTheftMe at novel's end.]]
4th Jun '16 5:23:27 PM lavendermintrose
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* In the first season of ''Anime/{{K}}'', after the main character Yashiro Isana regains his memory of [[spoiler: being the Silver King and being body-snatched by the [[BodySurfer Colorless King]],( he is still in the body of a random high school boy that the Colorless King body-snatched before swapping with him),]] he decided to trap the [[spoiler: Colorless King]] inside of ''himself'' this way [[spoiler: or, more precisely, the body of the high school boy that the Colorless King body-snatched before him. He then steps in between the Red and Blue kings as they're fighting, and lets the Red King destroy his body to kill the Colorless King. [[FromASingleCell Good thing he's immortal]].]]
28th May '16 7:14:56 PM merotoker
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* Listing ''Manga/FairyTail'' as a trope here is a ridiculously major spoiler in and of itself - but here's the idea anyway: [[spoiler: The first-generation dragon-slayers ''contain'' the dragons that disappeared!]]

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* Listing ''Manga/FairyTail'' as a trope here is a ridiculously major spoiler in and of itself - but here's the idea anyway: [[spoiler: The first-generation dragon-slayers ''contain'' the dragons that disappeared!]]disappeared]]!



** Prince Endymion tries to do this with Metaria near the end of ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' but [[spoiler:she ends up possessing him instead, causing Sailor Moon to have to kill him.]]

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** Prince Endymion tries to do this with Metaria near the end of ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' but [[spoiler:she ends up possessing him instead, causing Sailor Moon to have to kill him.]]him]].



* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', [[spoiler:Touma's body]] contains... something ''that is more powerful than a guy who was more powerful than God''. Touma's right hand, [[AntiMagic Imagine]] [[PowerNullifier Breaker]] normally keeps it in check. It escaped a few times, whenever [[spoiler:an enemy severed Touma's hand, though Touma is able to reabsorb it through force of will and then regrow his arm.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', [[spoiler:Touma's body]] contains... something ''that is more powerful than a guy who was more powerful than God''. Touma's right hand, [[AntiMagic Imagine]] [[PowerNullifier Breaker]] normally keeps it in check. It escaped a few times, whenever [[spoiler:an enemy severed Touma's hand, though Touma is able to reabsorb it through force of will and then regrow his arm.]]arm]].



* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', the ''Red Man'' AKA the Bad Egg is sealed inside [[spoiler:Shiro]]. This isn't a case of [[DemonicPossession possession]] or [[SuperpoweredEvilSide split personality]] of any sort, though it initially ''looks'' this way and [[spoiler:Shiro]] intentionally makes it ''seem'' like that's what it is; [[spoiler:while it may seem like her [[TheDitz ditzy]] GenkiGirl persona is the "real" one, she's just [[ObfuscatingStupidity putting up a front]] and spending as much time with [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Ganta]] as she can before it all goes to hell.]]

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* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', the ''Red Man'' AKA the Bad Egg is sealed inside [[spoiler:Shiro]]. This isn't a case of [[DemonicPossession possession]] or [[SuperpoweredEvilSide split personality]] of any sort, though it initially ''looks'' this way and [[spoiler:Shiro]] intentionally makes it ''seem'' like that's what it is; [[spoiler:while it may seem like her [[TheDitz ditzy]] GenkiGirl persona is the "real" one, she's just [[ObfuscatingStupidity putting up a front]] and spending as much time with [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Ganta]] as she can before it all goes to hell.]]hell]].



* In ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Johnny is revealed to be a "Waste-Lock", a human that serves as a form of receptacle for [[TheHeartless the spiritual negativity that humans generate by their very existence]]. This turns out to be the reason why Johnny [[SociopathicHero never ends up getting caught for any of the horrid things he does]] and also (partially) explains why he's so utterly messed up. [[spoiler:After the thing he was keeping locked up escaped during volume 5, he is freed from his duty once the universe is rebooted. It seems to do little to him except remove some of his compulsion to kill things and making people more aware of his existence]].

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* In ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Johnny is revealed to be a "Waste-Lock", a human that serves as a form of receptacle for [[TheHeartless the spiritual negativity that humans generate by their very existence]]. This turns out to be the reason why Johnny [[SociopathicHero never ends up getting caught for any of the horrid things he does]] and also (partially) explains why he's so utterly messed up. [[spoiler:After the thing he was keeping locked up escaped during volume 5, he is freed from his duty once the universe is rebooted. It seems to do little to him except remove some of his compulsion to kill things and making people more aware of his existence]].existence.]]



** The Shining Armor Arc reveals that [[spoiler:Minuette is actually ''[[Series/DoctorWho the Master]]'' transformed into a pony with his consciousness sealed in a fob watch. And she refuses to become him again.]] Unlike many examples [[spoiler:in the end she manages to prevent him from escaping and feeds him to [[ClockRoaches the Blank Wolf]], [[DeaderThanDead erasing him from existence]] and freeing herself from him for good.]]
* In the backstory of ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'', [[spoiler:the Shadow Youkai]] proved too tough for Yukari and Co. to kill it outright, so they wiped its memories and {{De Power}}ed it into a more manageable form. Over the decades [[spoiler:Rumia]] developed her own personality, so when the former attempts to reemerge it has to fight the latter (and [[spoiler:Rin Satsuki]]) for control. Bonus points for including a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, [[spoiler:which didn't end well.]]

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** The Shining Armor Arc reveals that [[spoiler:Minuette is actually ''[[Series/DoctorWho the Master]]'' transformed into a pony with his consciousness sealed in a fob watch. And she refuses to become him again.]] again]]. Unlike many examples [[spoiler:in the end she manages to prevent him from escaping and feeds him to [[ClockRoaches the Blank Wolf]], [[DeaderThanDead erasing him from existence]] and freeing herself from him for good.]]
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* In the backstory of ''Fanfic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'', [[spoiler:the Shadow Youkai]] proved too tough for Yukari and Co. to kill it outright, so they wiped its memories and {{De Power}}ed it into a more manageable form. Over the decades [[spoiler:Rumia]] developed her own personality, so when the former attempts to reemerge it has to fight the latter (and [[spoiler:Rin Satsuki]]) for control. Bonus points for including a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, [[spoiler:which didn't end well.]]well]].



* In {{Videogames/MidnightSun}} The main character Faratrass is used as seal to contain the Demon King and is taught magic to contain him. The {{Trauma Conga Line}} she goes through during the story ends up putting an emotion strain on her to the point where the seal begins to weaken.

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* In {{Videogames/MidnightSun}} The ''Videogame/MidnightSun'' the main character Faratrass is used as seal to contain the Demon King and is taught magic to contain him. The {{Trauma Conga Line}} she goes through during the story ends up putting an emotion strain on her to the point where the seal begins to weaken.



* Calypso in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', sealed inside [[spoiler:Tia Dalma]]. She is fully aware of her true nature, however.
* In the ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'' a man meets a woman after surviving a gargoyle attack. The Gargoyle doesn't kill him on the Promise not to tell anyone. Years later he tells the woman who is now happily his wife, with children. it's revealed [[spoiler:the woman ''is'' the Gargoyle who sadly kills him because he broke the promise, and takes their children also gargoyles to live in sadness.]]

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* Calypso in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', sealed inside [[spoiler:Tia Dalma]]. She is fully aware of her true nature, however.
* In the ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'' a man meets a woman after surviving a gargoyle attack. The Gargoyle doesn't kill him on the Promise not to tell anyone. Years later he tells the woman who is now happily his wife, with children. it's revealed [[spoiler:the woman ''is'' the Gargoyle who sadly kills him because he broke the promise, and takes their children also gargoyles to live in sadness.]]sadness]].



* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the woman in black is sealed within Tark's body by five mystic tattoos, and must murder five people to free herself. [[spoiler:The miko Chiyo had also habitually used herself as a person-shaped can for evil spirits, and ended up becoming the woman in black when they overwhelmed her]].

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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the woman in black is sealed within Tark's body by five mystic tattoos, and must murder five people to free herself. [[spoiler:The miko Chiyo had also habitually used herself as a person-shaped can for evil spirits, and ended up becoming the woman in black when they overwhelmed her]].her.]]



* The Hell-Goddess Glory, from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was imprisoned inside a mortal man named Ben, and protected by an enchantment that made any human (vampires and demons were immune) who learned of their connection to forget it quickly. In the end, [[spoiler:[[BadassBookworm Rupert Giles]] [[ShootTheDog smothers Ben]] to put an end to Glory's threat forever.]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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The Hell-Goddess Glory, from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was imprisoned inside a mortal man named Ben, and protected by an enchantment that made any human (vampires and demons were immune) who learned of their connection to forget it quickly. In the end, [[spoiler:[[BadassBookworm Rupert Giles]] [[ShootTheDog smothers Ben]] to put an end to Glory's threat forever.]]forever]].



* ''VideoGame/WildARMs2'' has two of these. The first is a demon sealed inside the protagonist early in the game, which is kept in check by a magic sword [[spoiler:that sealed the same evil in a more standard can hundreds of years ago]]. Since that worked out so well, the same thing is planned for the Kuiper Core, the main threat of the second disc. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Kuiper Core is a ''living universe'', so the can immediately goes from person-shaped to EldritchAbomination. [[DidYouJustPunchoutCthulhu At least you can stab it now]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/WildARMs2'' has two of these. The first is a demon sealed inside the protagonist early in the game, which is kept in check by a magic sword [[spoiler:that sealed the same evil in a more standard can hundreds of years ago]]. Since that worked out so well, the same thing is planned for the Kuiper Core, the main threat of the second disc. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the Kuiper Core is a ''living universe'', so the can immediately goes from person-shaped to EldritchAbomination. [[DidYouJustPunchoutCthulhu [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu At least you can stab it now]]]].now.]]]]



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a possible ending where the soul of the Archdemon, formerly Urthemiel, Dragon of Beauty, can end up inside [[spoiler:Morrigan's unborn, darkspawn-tainted fetus]]. If this option was taken, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', you eventually meet this "can" in the form of [[spoiler: Morrigan's ten year old son, Kieran,]] who's a fairly nice boy despite being the host to an Old God--he does, however, make many cryptic remarks, and he appears to be much more ordinary if he was [[spoiler: conceived without the ritual taking place]]. Later in the game, [[spoiler: Flemeth takes the Old God soul out of him, leaving him relatively unharmed in a subversion of the usual trope.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a possible ending where the soul of the Archdemon, formerly Urthemiel, Dragon of Beauty, can end up inside [[spoiler:Morrigan's unborn, darkspawn-tainted fetus]]. If this option was taken, in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', you eventually meet this "can" in the form of [[spoiler: Morrigan's ten year old son, Kieran,]] who's a fairly nice boy despite being the host to an Old God--he does, however, make many cryptic remarks, and he appears to be much more ordinary if he was [[spoiler: conceived without the ritual taking place]]. Later in the game, [[spoiler: Flemeth takes the Old God soul out of him, leaving him relatively unharmed in a subversion of the usual trope.]]trope]].



* In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'', Kiril, the protaganist of the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Inferno]] campaign, ends up sharing his body with Azkaal, a demon prince of destruction.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'', Kiril, the protaganist protagonist of the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Inferno]] campaign, ends up sharing his body with Azkaal, a demon prince of destruction.



* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', this is subverted. Tristan is believed to be trapped in a Monkey Robot by Kaiba or Reshef, but he is just absent, and the weak Monkey Robot is coincidentally as weak as Tristan

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', this is subverted. Tristan is believed to be trapped in a Monkey Robot by Kaiba or Reshef, but he is just absent, and the weak Monkey Robot is coincidentally as weak as TristanTristan.



* Played strangely in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. The eventual BigBad is [[spoiler: a demon... sealed in a ''god''. Which has in turn been sealed beneath the earth.]]

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* Played strangely in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. The eventual BigBad is [[spoiler: a demon... sealed in a ''god''. Which has in turn been sealed beneath the earth.]]earth]].



* VenturianTale: [[AxeCrazy Jimmy]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Casket]] is trapped inside [[ParanormalInvestigation Johnny Ghost]], but it is debatable whether he is this trope, or merely a SplitPersonality.

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* VenturianTale: [[AxeCrazy LetsPlay/VenturianTale: [[AxCrazy Jimmy]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Casket]] is trapped inside [[ParanormalInvestigation Johnny Ghost]], but it is debatable whether he is this trope, or merely a SplitPersonality.
1st May '16 2:22:05 PM uhema
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** Dawn: The anti-Glory "Key" that was hidden by being transformed into a girl living in this world, placed under protection of the Slayer. The "can" was lucky in this case: after the Key had served its purpose, it went out of existence, but Dawn remained as a real girl.
21st Mar '16 10:12:29 AM ava1649
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* VenturianTale: [[AxeCrazy Jimmy]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Casket]] is trapped inside [[ParanormalInvestigator Johnny Ghost]], but it is debatable whether he is this trope, or merely a SplitPersonality.

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* VenturianTale: [[AxeCrazy Jimmy]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Casket]] is trapped inside [[ParanormalInvestigator [[ParanormalInvestigation Johnny Ghost]], but it is debatable whether he is this trope, or merely a SplitPersonality.
21st Mar '16 10:10:36 AM ava1649
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*VenturianTale: [[AxeCrazy Jimmy]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Casket]] is trapped inside [[ParanormalInvestigator Johnny Ghost]], but it is debatable whether he is this trope, or merely a SplitPersonality.
9th Mar '16 11:53:10 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' revealed that the origin of the Avatar was the Spirit of Light, Raava, getting bound to Wan, who became the first Avatar.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' revealed that the origin of the Avatar was the Spirit of Light, Raava, [[SealedGoodInACan getting bound to Wan, Wan]], who became the first Avatar.
19th Jan '16 7:06:16 PM DarkMask
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Father Balder, the villain from the previous game, was this for an evil god. The overload of unadulterated evil was what turned him into a monster in the first place]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}'', it turns out that [[spoiler:Father Balder, the villain from the previous game, was this for an the evil god.half of the former God of Humankind, named Loptr. The overload of unadulterated evil was what turned him into a monster in the first place]].
29th Dec '15 10:40:21 AM kaleta
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* In {{Videogames/MidnightSun}} The main character Faratrass is used as seal to contain the Demon King and is taught magic to contain him. The {{Trauma Conga Line}} she goes through during the story ends up putting an emotion strain on her to the point where the seal begins to weaken.
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