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28th Jul '16 6:18:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lich in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy has the inspiration]] of hiding his soul within the Earth Orb--[[CosmicKeystone which can't be destroyed without ending the world]]. [[spoiler:Thief counters this by managing to [[ImpossibleThief steal his soul from the orb]].]]).

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* Lich in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy has the inspiration]] inspiration of hiding his soul within the Earth Orb--[[CosmicKeystone which can't be destroyed without ending the world]]. [[spoiler:Thief counters this by managing to [[ImpossibleThief steal his soul from the orb]].]]).
10th Jul '16 4:38:54 PM nombretomado
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* Kamimura does this to his former pupil Goku in the first chapter of ''BrokenSaints'', with the fragment of Goku resting in Kami's own mind. This is how he receives the message that starts him on his quest. Goku is in a coma until [[spoiler: Kamimura's mind is cleansed in the GrandFinale.]]

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* Kamimura does this to his former pupil Goku in the first chapter of ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', with the fragment of Goku resting in Kami's own mind. This is how he receives the message that starts him on his quest. Goku is in a coma until [[spoiler: Kamimura's mind is cleansed in the GrandFinale.]]
9th Jul '16 12:59:15 PM nombretomado
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* The Kanohi Ignika, Mask of Life in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', when PhysicalGod Mata Nui's spirit was forced into it, and again later, when Mata Nui willingly put his own spirit into the mask for safekeeping and, well, because he wanted to keep himself out of the world's happenings.

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* The Kanohi Ignika, Mask of Life in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', when PhysicalGod Mata Nui's spirit was forced into it, and again later, when Mata Nui willingly put his own spirit into the mask for safekeeping and, well, because he wanted to keep himself out of the world's happenings.
28th Jun '16 1:19:22 AM PaulA
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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the second to last of LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles'' books, Taran fights a mage who put his life into the bone of his little finger, and put that in a box in a tree in the middle of nowhere. Taran [[ContrivedCoincidence just happened across it before he coincidentally happened across the mage.]]

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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the second to last of LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles'' books, Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran fights a mage who put his life into the bone of his little finger, and put that in a box in a tree in the middle of nowhere. Taran [[ContrivedCoincidence just happened across it before he coincidentally happened across the mage.]]
25th Jun '16 6:54:09 PM Anura
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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' pulls this out near the end of the third book, where it's revealed that dragons can live forever if they cough up an internal gemstone for someone else to hold. If the dragon's physical body is killed, their soul is transferred to the gemstone. Unfortunately, those gemstones are a source of great magical power and a favorite collectible for bad guys to hoard. They also don't actually increase the lifespan of the dragon; the soul is simply transferred upon death (while the dragon seems to be put in a state of [[AndIMustScream virtually absolute isolation and impotence]]).

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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' pulls this out near the end of the third book, where it's revealed that dragons can live forever if they cough up an internal gemstone for someone else to hold. If the dragon's physical body is killed, their Their soul is transferred to the gemstone. gemstone as they spit it up, but it remains linked to their body, allowing them to control it remotely while staying in contact with whoever they'd entrusted the gem to. Unfortunately, those gemstones are a source of great magical power and a favorite collectible for bad guys to hoard. hoard (the older the dragon was when the gem was spat up, the bigger and more powerful it is). They also don't actually increase the lifespan of the dragon; dragon, since they're already immortal; the soul is gem simply transferred acts as a backup. Not a very desirable one either; upon death (while the dragon seems to be put in a state of [[AndIMustScream virtually absolute isolation and impotence]]).impotence]], retaining only the ability to communicate via telepathy.
20th Jun '16 2:06:00 PM Kurogane7
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** Ghosts are this for Guardians, who are practically light-aligned liches themselves.
17th Jun '16 1:51:13 AM PaulA
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* In OscarWilde's ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', Dorian Gray's wish for eternal youth is granted. His portrait, which has just been painted, starts to age instead. Has a twist, in that rather than being defeated by a hero who discovers the source of his immortality, Dorian fends off all threats but is eventually destroyed by his own self-loathing. The twist was discarded for the oft-maligned movie version of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''; in the film, Dorian Gray is forbidden to ever look at the painting as part of his end of the deal... and of course, in the end it's used to kill him.

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* In OscarWilde's Creator/OscarWilde's ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'', Dorian Gray's wish for eternal youth is granted. His portrait, which has just been painted, starts to age instead. Has a twist, in that rather than being defeated by a hero who discovers the source of his immortality, Dorian fends off all threats but is eventually destroyed by his own self-loathing. The twist was discarded for the oft-maligned movie version of ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''; in the film, Dorian Gray is forbidden to ever look at the painting as part of his end of the deal... and of course, in the end it's used to kill him.
5th Jun '16 5:58:36 PM Vir
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** Main villain [[AIIsACrapshoot XANA]] is an informatic version of this: since he is an A.I., he requires a computer storing his data to survive, meaning he will disappear if the computer is shut down. He solves the problem in season 4 by infecting ''hundreds'' of supercomputer all over the world to store his data.

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** Main villain [[AIIsACrapshoot XANA]] is an informatic version of this: since he is an A.I., he requires a computer storing his data to survive, meaning he will disappear if the computer is shut down. He solves the problem in season 4 by infecting ''hundreds'' of supercomputer supercomputers all over the world to store his data.
30th May '16 3:17:19 AM TPPR10
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has {{Transformation Trinkets}} called Eyecons, which contains the souls of legendary heroes. One of these Eyecons belongs to the main character himself, who had the unfortunate case of [[FirstEpisodeResurrection dying in the first episode]]. Another of these Eyecons also belong to [[spoiler:TheRival's sister, who's ''also'' dead]].

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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' has {{Transformation Trinkets}} called Eyecons, which contains the souls of legendary heroes. One of these Eyecons belongs to the main character himself, who had the unfortunate case of [[FirstEpisodeResurrection dying in the first episode]]. Another of these Ganma Eyecons also belong work as Soul Jars with a twist: the Eyecon can manifest the person a new body and as long as their original body is fine, destroying the Eyecon will just send the soul back to [[spoiler:TheRival's sister, who's ''also'' dead]].the person, and thus can put the soul into another Eyecon. However, if the person's real body is destroyed, they will either die or be stuck in the Eyecon.
28th May '16 11:19:26 AM MyFinalEdits
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** Much like the ''Vampire the Masquerade'' example above, Dragons from ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'' have the ability to remove their Heart. In their case, it makes them immortal, as whatever happens to their physical form, they will be able to reform from wherever the Heart is. The downside is that they will die instantly if something happens to it, and more importantly, eating a Dragon's Heart is how a mortal can become a dragon of his own. [[{{Deconstruction}} This causes Dragons to frequently sink into paranoia, knowing that all it would take for their immortal life to end is a mortal finding and eating their Heart.]]

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** Much like the ''Vampire the Masquerade'' example above, * Dragons from ''TabletopGame/DragonTheEmbers'' have the ability to remove their Heart. In their case, it makes them immortal, as whatever happens to their physical form, they will be able to reform from wherever the Heart is. The downside is that they will die instantly if something happens to it, and more importantly, eating a Dragon's Heart is how a mortal can become a dragon of his own. [[{{Deconstruction}} This causes Dragons to frequently sink into paranoia, knowing that all it would take for their immortal life to end is a mortal finding and eating their Heart.]]
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