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- In Black Butler, Alois' soul ends up in Ciel's body and both souls dispute its control. You can see — quite easily — Alois is in charge because of the (not subtle) change in attitude and because the eye seal disappears.
- Taken to extremes with Launch in Dragon Ball, whose body undergoes a physical change when she switches personalities.
- In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yugi and Yami/Atem do this in their duel against Pegasus, who can read minds, but only one at a time. They flip personalities so Pegasus can't read their strategies.
- In the Pony POV Series:
- Pinkie Pie's Pinkamena personality has straight hair, though unlike many fanworks she's not psychopathic and a more realistic split personality: she was created to handle negative emotions Pinkie didn't want to feel. It's unclear if this effect holds true with Pinkie's other three personalities, as only Pinkamena is ever seen in control other than her before she performs a Split-Personality Merge.
- Fluttershy is Sharing a Body with Fluttercruel, a second spirit sharing her body born from Discord's magic and, in a sense, the daughter of her and Discord (though not intentionally on Discord's part or consensually by Fluttershy). The two have vastly different personalities, so their body language obviously changes with whoever is in the driver's seat. Eventually, Celestia grants them the ability to change Fluttershy's appearance when they tag out, complete with Fluttercruel's Cutie Mark.
- In The Bridge, Monster X has a Split Personality: the Noble Demon Monster X and the psychopathic, rage filled Kaizer Ghidorah with the split having been triggered by the death of his wife Controller 011. When in Kaiju form, it's obvious who's in charge as Monster X goes from a skeletal armored humanoid dragon to a massive three headed, quadrupedal dragon. In human form, it's a little more subdued: their skin and hair changes from white to black and his eyes become red and black. Kaizer also has his mouth exposed rather than wearing a mask to cover it.
- Demons in the Chalion series. Those with second sight can see who is in control of a body.
- Altogether Andrews from Discworld, first introduced in The Truth.
- Also Agnes Nitt and her alternate personality, Perdita. No physical change, but the personality change is very, very distinct.
- Gollum/Sméagol in The Lord of the Rings, especially in the movie adaptations.
Live Action TV
- Toby in the Doctor Who episode "The Satan Pit". When he's possessed, his eyes turn red, his body is covered in arcane writing, and he shouts imprecations in a gravelly voice. It turns out, however, that the times when he appears and acts normally are actually a ruse.
- The Doctor/Mr. Clever in "A Nightmare in Silver" like to switch which side of the body is in use.
- The Stargate-verse has several examples:
- The Tok'ra symbiotes and their hosts from Stargate SG-1. The symbiote taking control is revealed by an altered voice and temporarily glowing eyes.
- In the SG-1 episode "Lifeboat", a quite large number of consciousnesses get downloaded into Daniel, and he sort of cycles through them.
- In the Stargate Atlantis episode "Duet", Cadman and McKay share a body as the result of an accident with a Wraith transporter beam, and spend some time fighting over it.
- Stargate Universe: Episode "Hope". Two more consciousnesses got uploaded into Chloe's mind.
- There's a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode where other characters voluntarily share their bodies with the personalities of previous Dax hosts. Quark is very uncomfortable with the personality he's hosting and keeps emerging to complain.
- One of the gods in Eternal Darkness has two personalities that act like this.
- The Hero shares his body with the soul of an alien mage called Rohoph. You can tell instantly when Rohoph is talking because Mardek's eyes glow white and his speech pattern (and font) changes completely.
- Legion, a robot animated by dark magic and containing four different souls. One's an Evil Overlord, one's completely insane, one's a mopey, depressed guy named Marv- er, Martin, and the last one, a shaman, is the Only Sane Man. Their text color changes depending on which one's in control at the moment.
- Persona 4: Arena Ultimax has Sho Minazuki, comprised of Sho, a short-tempered boy who constantly makes puns and who has no Persona; and Minazuki, cold and concerned with absolutely nothing other than fulfilling Sho's dreams who does posess a Persona. The two flip back and forth a lot, with the change being marked by their body going completely limp for a moment. Minazuki even occasionally takes over while Sho is still in mid-rant. This odd arrangement came about when Sho was implanted with a Plume of Dusk, the same sort of Heart Drive that Aigis and Labrys have, as part of Ikutsuki's experiments to artificially create a Persona in a non-Persona-user.
- BlazBlue: Platinum the Trinity has two souls in one body. Luna is a rude and brash girl, while Sena is a polite, awkward and softly-spoken young boy. They flip often enough to be on a sentence-by-sentence basis at times, which is most clearly indicated by the marked change in voice and mannerisms. Each one taking control in turn can also result in Platinum's facial expression changing several times in a row. There's also Trinity Glassfille, whose soul is bound to their magic wand and only speaks through them very rarely - when she does, the voice changes again and Platinum's Exotic Eye Designs disappear.
- Danganronpa: The Mastermind, aka Junko Enoshima, flips between at least half a dozen personalities. She claims she gets bored easily, we claim that she's completely insane.
- In Red vs. Blue, when O'Malley possesses Doc, their body frequently switches personality on a sentence by sentence basis, this is shown by voice and mannerism changes and camera angle changes. The two characters actually hold conversations with each other, or will cut in on what the other is saying to make some kind of wise-crack or amendment. For the most part O'Malley is in control of what they do, however. All the characters are pretty much aware of this as well, and since it's a comedy no one really cares except when O'Malley is trying to kill them and take over the world.
- Blitzwing from Transformers Animated has three personalities known as Icy, Hothead and Random, which is in charge at that moment is indicated by his whole head spinning so one of his three faces is visible.