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5th Nov '17 5:31:13 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' Bruce Banner fears that the Hulk is starting to do this. After [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron he had to transform to help fight Ultron]], Hulk maintained control of their body for ''two years'' while they were stuck on Sakaar, with Bruce being totally unaware of any time passage. When Thor notes that the team may need Hulk to take back Asgard, Bruce refuses the idea vigorously because he's not sure if he'll ever turn back again. [[spoiler: Ultimately he's forced to Hulk out in order to defeat [[CanisMajor Fenris]]. The movie leaves it ambiguous if a takeover has indeed happened or not, but the fact that Hulk doesn't turn back into Bruce once everybody's safe doesn't bode well...]]

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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Bruce Banner fears that the Hulk is starting to do this. After [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron he had to transform to help fight Ultron]], Hulk maintained control of their body for ''two years'' while they were stuck on Sakaar, with Bruce being totally unaware of any time passage. When Thor notes that the team may need Hulk to take back Asgard, Bruce refuses the idea vigorously because he's not sure if he'll ever turn back again. [[spoiler: Ultimately he's forced to Hulk out in order to defeat [[CanisMajor Fenris]]. The movie leaves it ambiguous if a takeover has indeed happened or not, but the fact that Hulk doesn't turn back into Bruce once everybody's safe doesn't bode well...]]
5th Nov '17 1:34:11 PM chopshop
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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' Bruce Banner fears that the Hulk is starting to do this. After [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron he had to transform to help fight Ultron]], Hulk maintained control of their body for ''two years'' while they were stuck on Sakaar, with Bruce being totally unaware of any time passage. When Thor notes that the team may need Hulk to take back Asgard, Bruce refuses the idea vigorously because he's not sure if he'll ever turn back again. [[spoiler: Ultimately he's forced to Hulk out in order to defeat [[CanisMajor Fenris]]. The movie leaves it ambiguous if a takeover has indeed happened or not, but the fact that Hulk doesn't turn back into Bruce once everybody's safe doesn't bode well...]]
16th Oct '17 2:23:19 PM lempamo
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* This happens to the protagonist of Music/NineInchNails's Music/TheDownwardSpiral over the course of the album.
-->''The me that you know, he doesn't come around much\\
That part of me isn't here anymore''
--->-- "The Becoming"
12th Sep '17 10:33:22 PM PaulA
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* Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy features the Jason Bourne persona forcibly suppressing the civillian identity, [[spoiler: David Webb]] , whenever they need to focus on doing something that requires his particular skillset or way of thinking. [[spoiler: Later in the book, Bourne completely takes over as 'Delta', the insane version of David Webb that led Medusa into battles in Vietnam, in order to violently break into the sterile house. Fortunately Marie is there to bring Webb back to the surface.]]

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* Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Supremacy Creator/RobertLudlum's ''Literature/TheBourneSupremacy'' features the Jason Bourne persona forcibly suppressing the civillian identity, [[spoiler: David Webb]] , [[spoiler:David Webb]], whenever they need to focus on doing something that requires his particular skillset or way of thinking. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later in the book, Bourne completely takes over as 'Delta', the insane version of David Webb that led Medusa into battles in Vietnam, in order to violently break into the sterile house. Fortunately Marie is there to bring Webb back to the surface.]]
8th Sep '17 12:40:54 PM SeptimusHeap
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* There's a ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'' arc involving Symbiote knockoffs. ComicBook/{{Venom}}, of course, always refers to himself as 'We' (as in, Eddie Brock and his Symbiote), so when one of the symbiotes stops talking in plural, Spidey knows that she's all gone - the Symbiote has taken over her mind. An interesting conclusion of this is that the very thing that makes Venom sound like a raving lunatic is actually an indication of his remaining sanity - or even a psychic crutch necessary for him to retain his identity.

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* There's a ''Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' arc involving Symbiote knockoffs. ComicBook/{{Venom}}, of course, always refers to himself as 'We' (as in, Eddie Brock and his Symbiote), so when one of the symbiotes stops talking in plural, Spidey knows that she's all gone - the Symbiote has taken over her mind. An interesting conclusion of this is that the very thing that makes Venom sound like a raving lunatic is actually an indication of his remaining sanity - or even a psychic crutch necessary for him to retain his identity.



* During the ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' storyline ''The Gauntlet'', [[spoiler: Curt Connors']] worst fears are realized when [[spoiler: he loses a battle of wills with the Lizard part of his psyche]]. [[spoiler: The Lizard kills and ''eats'' Curt's ''son'' Billy, and "Curt" essentially dies due to the trauma, leaving only The Lizard]]. A later story reverses this [[spoiler: Spider-Man manages to bring Curt's body back, but doesn't realise it's still the Lizard's mind. Then the Lizard reverts to his usual form, but ''this'' restores Curt's mind. Curt keeps this quiet because he feels he ''deserves'' to be locked up.]]

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* During the ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' storyline ''The Gauntlet'', [[spoiler: Curt Connors']] worst fears are realized when [[spoiler: he loses a battle of wills with the Lizard part of his psyche]]. [[spoiler: The Lizard kills and ''eats'' Curt's ''son'' Billy, and "Curt" essentially dies due to the trauma, leaving only The Lizard]]. A later story reverses this [[spoiler: Spider-Man manages to bring Curt's body back, but doesn't realise it's still the Lizard's mind. Then the Lizard reverts to his usual form, but ''this'' restores Curt's mind. Curt keeps this quiet because he feels he ''deserves'' to be locked up.]]
6th Sep '17 1:27:18 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In the "One Last Prayer" episode of {{HBO}}'s 80s anthology ''The Hitchhiker'', a pretty and talented singer called Miranda invents an image for herself guaranteed to succeed, but finds it starting to take over. [[spoiler: She fights back, but [[TheBadGuysWin The Bad Girl Wins]].]]

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* In the "One Last Prayer" episode of {{HBO}}'s Creator/{{HBO}}'s 80s anthology ''The Hitchhiker'', a pretty and talented singer called Miranda invents an image for herself guaranteed to succeed, but finds it starting to take over. [[spoiler: She fights back, but [[TheBadGuysWin The Bad Girl Wins]].]]
23rd Jul '17 2:17:51 PM AndyLA
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* A variation occurs in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' as [[spoiler: the good personality takes over the evil (if [[TheWoobie tragic and even pitiful]]) one but neither personality is okay with the {{omnicidal maniac}} side taking over at the end of the manga, leading to a {{shoot the dog}} moment from Kouta.]]

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* A variation occurs in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:Lucy's good personality takes over the evil (if [[TheWoobie tragic and even pitiful]]) one but neither personality is okay with the {{omnicidal maniac}} side taking over at the end of the manga, leading to a {{shoot the dog}} moment from Kouta.]]
11th Jun '17 9:24:11 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Hollow transformations consist of the original personality being largely destroyed in favour of something created from raw instinct. The effect is permanent; even if a hollow can resist the effect (such as Sora), it's only a temporary measure at best. The exception is Ichigo who did eventually learn how to control his hollow power [[spoiler: and it's eventually revealed to be the basis for his shinigami power and his zanpakutou's sealed form]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Hollow transformations consist of the original personality being largely destroyed in favour of something created from raw instinct. The effect is permanent; even if a hollow can resist the effect (such as Sora), it's only a temporary measure at best. The effect ''does'' lessen as a Hollow goes through its stages of evolution and their personality reverts closer to their original as their never-ending hunger becomes sated (Adjuchas and Vasto Lorde level, as well as becoming an Arrancar), but that takes a long time and a ''lot'' of devoured creatures to get to. The exception is Ichigo who did eventually learn how to control his hollow power [[spoiler: and it's eventually revealed to be the basis for his shinigami power and his zanpakutou's sealed form]].
20th May '17 3:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a scene where, after being led along by the two, you finally confront [[spoiler: Jeanette and Therese Voermann -- wait, make that Tourette Voermann. One half of her face is done up in Therese's professional businesswoman style, while the other half is done up in Jeanette's slutty schoolgirl style, and the two sides speak in turns about wanting to kill the other]]. Depending on the dialogue you choose, either [[spoiler: Jeanette kills Therese, Therese kills Jeanette, or the two personalities decide to put aside their differences and coexist.]]

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a scene where, after being led along by the two, you finally confront [[spoiler: Jeanette and Therese Voermann -- wait, make that Tourette Voermann. One half of her face is done up in Therese's professional businesswoman style, while the other half is done up in Jeanette's slutty schoolgirl style, and the two sides speak in turns about wanting to kill the other]]. Depending on the dialogue you choose, either [[spoiler: Jeanette kills Therese, Therese kills Jeanette, or the two personalities decide to put aside their differences and coexist.]]
16th May '17 10:07:36 PM Prometheus117
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* Averted in the sequel ''Film/TheFlyII'' with Brundle and Veronica's son Martin. The murderous rampage against his oppressors is all him. They are bad enough that this isn't a MoralEventHorizon for Martin.

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* Averted in the sequel ''Film/TheFlyII'' with Brundle and Veronica's son Martin. The murderous rampage against his oppressors is all him. They him, as shown where he actually goes out his way to avoid harming a dog and sparing his LoveInterest Beth Logan, implying that his mind has largely remained unchanged despite his body's transformation. Said oppressors are bad enough that this isn't a MoralEventHorizon for Martin.
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