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Freaky Friday Flip: Fanworks
  • In His Shoes inflicts this on Zuko and Sokka, back when they were still enemies.
  • Another fanfic called In His Shoes, this one from the Rurouni Kenshin fandom, has Genius Bruiser Hiko and Bishōnen Fragile Speedster Kenshin swapping bodies during a sparring match and trying to avoid detection. Aoshi almost figures out what happened, detecting the switch but not realizing it wasn't an advanced training technique.
  • The X-Files fanfic Impulse has Mulder and Scully swap bodies. Hilarity Ensues as Scully has to interview an abductee and Mulder is forced to do an autopsy.
  • In The Switch Glitch, a magic e-mail chain letter causes an eccentric Fullmetal Alchemist fangirl to swap bodies with Edward Elric himself (for the first quarter of the fic at least). Hilarity Ensues.
  • Done in Episode Nine of Demyx Time, with the two Kingdom Hearts leads Demyx and Axel.
  • Both Megs Family Series and The Spellbook use this trope, the former with Family Guy's Peter and Zack, and the latter with Meg and Lois.
  • A Mile in His Shoes uses the "learning experience" part of this trope with One Piece's Zoro and Sanji's rather opposite approaches to romance being contrasted to the benefit of both.
  • The Self Insert fanfics Spellbinding Radiance and Mass Vexations engaged in a flip in which the two author avatars switch bodies across fanfics. It was mostly played for laughs, and within the continuity of both fics it's treated as a Bizarro Episode given that it was an April Fools' Day prank.
  • In 10 Miles In Your Shoes, Kai and Tyson of Beyblade explore each others life through this.
  • In Trading Places, Sponge Bob swaps bodies with Eliza Thronberry's older sister Debbie.
  • In Calvin & Hobbes: The Series, this occurs between frenemies Calvin and Socrates and (unsurprisingly) Hilarity Ensues.
  • Harry Potter:
    • The infamous Body Swap Day at Absit Omen saw a fair chunk of Hogwarts' population randomly swapping bodies thanks to a breakfast-time prank. It wore off by dinner, leaving enough time for a few relationship revelations and a canceled Quidditch match.
    • At least a dozen different stories have involved body-swapping, usually as the result of a potions mishap or screwed-up spell. Popular choices include Harry/Draco Malfoy and Harry/Snape.
  • In Joy Ride, Starsky switches bodies with his car. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.
  • The Infinite Loops will sometimes shuffle Loopers around to different positions when they reboot.
  • Several of them occur over the course of Diaries of a Madman. So far they've been used for revenge, a competition to see who can act the most like the other, or have been caused by Twilight messing up a spell.
  • A Walk In Your Shoes has Lily and James experience this in their seventh year at Hogwarts with a twist of the understanding of the other being a prerequisite of changing back to thier original bodies.
  • This is a rather common trope in We Are All Pokémon Trainers. Examples include:
    • Happened three times from Sinnoh to Unova-1, first with Jane and Palkia, the second time with DS and Artemis and the third with Daisy and Pink. A weird variation of this also seemed to happen between Jane and Entei.
    • Happens yet again with Anom and Wolf, due to a Manaphy. Unlike the other examples, it's played as a more serious major plot point rather than a brief joke, and lasted for pretty much the whole Oblivia arc.
    • This later happened in Kalos when a particularly "playful" Obscuric being decided to swap Mezzo and Eskay's minds. This ended up causing a small amount of chaos, especially when the fix turned out to be a kiss.
    • Deziree, Psyche, and Pentigan end up switching bodies for a brief period during the Fiore portion of Ranger-2.

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