Created By: zekender on March 17, 2013

Possession Fu

When something fights by possessing random people.

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A person or thing fighting by possession of civilians, allies, the like. Do we have this one?
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  • March 17, 2013
    An example to start off: Rockos Modern Life: The spirit of a Genghis Khan like guy trying to kill Heffer by possessing anything it can.
  • March 17, 2013
    I just realized it has a pun in the title, Possession Sue.
  • March 17, 2013
    Baby in Dragon Ball GT fought solely by possessing the overpowered main characters. His 'ultimate form' was just him finally being able to possess Vegeta
  • March 17, 2013
    In the final season of Teen Titans, this is Jericho's main ability.
  • March 26, 2013
    In Full Metal Alchemist Pride takes control of Al's body to make the heroes fight against him.
  • March 26, 2013
    In Neverwinter Nights, the final boss of the Peninsula District level is an Intellect Devourer who keeps hypnotized guards nearby. Killing its host just makes it run into another one. You can save time, HP and lives and get extra XP by breaking them out of the hypnosis before the Intellect Devourer gets to them.
  • March 26, 2013
    At least two or three videogames (one of which is "Geist", I can't remember the other two ATM, sorry) provides this ability to player characters from the get-go. Other videogames (like Psi Ops The Mindgate Conspiracy) provides it to player characters as an upgrade.
  • March 26, 2013
  • March 26, 2013
    Tombstone can do this in Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich... in fact, the ability can easily become a Game Breaker if the player uses Tombstone to possess a boss and instead of controlling it, simply leaves it standing still while the rest of the team beats the hell out of it.
  • March 26, 2013
    Eyghon does this in Buffy The Vampire Slayer possessing specifically the people who had its mark tattooed on them. However, it could also jump into a sleeping/unconscious or dead person, which is how Angel was able to take it in and defeat it with his own demon.
  • March 26, 2013
    • Inverted by Zappa from Guilty Gear XX, who fights by being possessed by various ghosts.
  • March 26, 2013
    In The Legendof Zelda Spirit Tracks, this is how Zelda can fight when stuck in her spirit form. She possesses the Guardian Phantoms in the Tower of Spirits.

    Also, Danny Phantom used this strategy at least once when he overshadowed his father to defeat his arch-enemy Plasmius.
  • March 26, 2013
    Essentially, a weaponized version of Body Surf.
  • March 26, 2013
    ^ indeed. I came into this topic just to say that.
  • March 27, 2013
    • John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars. The title opponents (the ghosts of dead Martians) possess the bodies of the inhabitants of a mining town. The ghosts use the stolen bodies to kill the remaining inhabitants of the town as well as attack a visiting team of police officers.
  • March 27, 2013
    ^^^ This definitely sounds like it would be a Body Surf subtrope.

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