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9th Feb '18 12:00:19 AM SymBionicFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'', the mighty demon Ke-Pa has been imprisoned for a hundred years by the power of the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom in the body of a pig. When the tree dies, Ke-Pa breaks free and assumes his [[OneWingedAngel true form]]: a giant dragon.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'', the mighty demon Ke-Pa has been imprisoned for a hundred years by the power of the Peach Tree of Heavenly Wisdom in the body of a pig. When the tree dies, Ke-Pa breaks free and assumes his [[OneWingedAngel true form]]: a giant dragon.
15th Oct '17 3:14:28 PM darkemyst
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* The cruel Bear Witch from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' tried use the Ducayne twins to cheat death after being killed by a rival but Mye was able to tear his soul in two, trapping his essence in her and her brother. It was not a perfect fix and the old wizard is still working on ways to revive himself.
23rd Aug '17 10:33:43 PM azbyc15243
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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]].

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', [[spoiler:Touma's body]] 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 Whenever his right hand is able to reabsorb it through force of will severed, the being escapes [[spoiler:but is resealed when the hand is reattached or, more commonly, regenerates on its own. Interestingly, it's implied that there may be more than one being inside Touma. On two occasions, a white dragon emerged, and then regrow his arm]].on the second of these, it brought seven others with it as well. In all other cases, something invisible has emerged. The second one appears to fluctuate greatly in power, as it's [[TheWorfEffect been crushed easily by two different villains to demonstrate their power]]]].
21st Aug '17 7:53:02 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series backstory, before recorded history, Jyggalag, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ControlFreak Order]], grew powerful. The other ([[OrderVersusChaos chaotic-leaning]]) Daedric Princes grew fearful and jealous of his growing power, so they came together and [[IronicHell cursed him]] into [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis becoming his own antithesis]] - Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of [[MadGod Madness]]. However, at the end of every Era, Jyggalag is allowed to return to his true form in an [[EternalRecurrence event known as the Greymarch]]. During this time, he retakes and destroys the Shivering Isles (Sheogorath's and formerly his own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]]), only to return to the form of Sheogorath at the end. The main plot of the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' is Jyggalag attempting to break this ViciousCycle once and for all. [[spoiler:He succeeds in a LiteralSplitPersonalities fashion, freeing himself by [[AGodIsYou passing the mantle]] of Sheogorath onto the [[PlayerCharacter Champion of Cyrodiil]]]].
15th Aug '17 12:48:55 PM lalalei2001
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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 Tristan.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''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.
1st Aug '17 1:25:13 AM PhiSat
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* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'': When Timmy wishes Vicky was good, her evil is shown to be the result of a bug that possesses humans [[{{Squick}} by crawling up their butts.]] Its ultimate goal is to destroy humanity by infecting someone of high enough influence to make this possible. Timmy is unable to capture the bug and in desperation tells good Vicky, who willingly sacrifices herself to it save humanity from being nuked. The bug is thus unable to possess anyone else [[StatusQuoIsGod and Vicky returns to evil.]]
26th Jul '17 11:55:55 AM AFP
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' gives us a couple of good examples in the same season:
** "Human Nature" and "Family of Blood" gives us John Smith, a mild-mannered Englishman who teaches at a boy's school and clumsily works to win over the affections of the school nurse while keeping a diary of the various strange things he sees in his dreams. What he doesn't know is that those dreams are the memories of The Doctor, who used a special watch to seal himself away and transform his body into that of a human in order to hide from pursuers. When he learns this, and also that he needs to turn back into The Doctor to prevent the aliens from destroying the school and the surrounding town, he's heartbroken and terrified.
** "Utopia" gave us a similar example, [[spoiler: Doctor Yana]], who in this case is unwittingly [[spoiler: The Master.]]
29th Dec '16 10:57:33 PM Xtifr
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* [[spoiler:Angleton]] is a willing, self-aware case of this, as revealed in the third ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry Series]]'' book, ''The Fuller Memorandum''. [[spoiler:Bob Howard]] does this to ''himself'' to avoid being possessed by something worse.

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* [[spoiler:Angleton]] is a willing, self-aware case of this, as revealed in the third ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries Laundry Series]]'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' book, ''The Fuller Memorandum''. [[spoiler:Bob Howard]] does this to ''himself'' to avoid being possessed by something worse.
17th Oct '16 3:14:39 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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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 *''Manga/FairyTail'''s example of this trope here is a ridiculously major gigantic spoiler in and of itself - but here's the idea anyway: [[spoiler: The first-generation dragon-slayers ''contain'' the dragons that disappeared]]!
25th Sep '16 3:51:34 PM molokai198
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* In ''Literature/WingsOfFire'', doing this to his enemies is the specialty of [[spoiler:Chameleon]]. He transforms [[spoiler:Hailstorm and Tourmaline.]] into other dragons with a false identity and memories.
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