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* Happens to Spider-Man yet again, this time with [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] in a recent ''Marvel Team-Up''. While the switches temporarily reverse due to an implant within Spidey's body - [[CrazyPrepared a precaution in case this would ever happen again]], it doesn't change the fact that they're forced to spend a lot more time as each other. This leads to the usual hijinks with regards to adjusting to new powers and living different civilian lives with mixed results. Both sort of appreciate being older/younger, but have some difficulties getting around the other areas; Kamala horribly fails at impressing for a job interview due to her lack of Peter's smarts and learns about the various bills and loans he has to pay off to stay afloat, while Peter in turn not only has to deal with being a different gender, age and ethnicity (being on the receiving end of racist jokes poking at Kamala's Pakistani heritage, understanding Urdu, going through her period in the middle of class, etc.) but botches her biology presentation -- ironically enough, by plagiarizing from ''himself''.

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* Happens to Spider-Man yet again, this time with [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] in a recent an issue of ''Marvel Team-Up''. While the switches temporarily reverse due to an implant within Spidey's body - [[CrazyPrepared a precaution in case this would ever happen again]], it doesn't change the fact that they're forced to spend a lot more time as each other. This leads to the usual hijinks with regards to adjusting to new powers and living different civilian lives with mixed results. Both sort of appreciate being older/younger, but have some difficulties getting around the other areas; Kamala horribly fails at impressing for a job interview due to her lack of Peter's smarts and learns about the various bills and loans he has to pay off to stay afloat, while Peter in turn not only has to deal with being a different gender, age and ethnicity (being on the receiving end of racist jokes poking at Kamala's Pakistani heritage, understanding Urdu, going through her period in the middle of class, etc.) but botches her biology presentation -- ironically enough, by plagiarizing from ''himself''.

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** The crossover comic ''Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica'' involves Harley and Ivy swapping bodies with Betty and Veronica respectively, due to magical spells by Sabrina and Zatanna.



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* Happens to Spider-Man yet again, this time with [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] in a recent ''Marvel Team-Up''. While the switches temporarily reverse due to an implant within Spidey's body - [[CrazyPrepared a precaution in case this would ever happen again]], it doesn't change the fact that they're forced to spend a lot more time as each other. This leads to the usual hijinks with regards to adjusting to new powers and living different civilian lives with mixed results. Both sort of appreciate being older/younger, but have some difficulties getting around the other areas; Kamala horribly fails at impressing for a job interview due to her lack of Peter's smarts and learns about the various bills and loans he has to pay off to stay afloat, while Peter in turn not only has to deal with being a different gender, age and ethnicity (being on the receiving end of racist jokes poking at Kamala's Pakistani heritage, understanding Urdu, going through her period in the middle of class, etc.) but botches her biology presentation -- ironically enough, by plagiarizing from ''himself''.


* A witch body-swapped with a much younger housewife in "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today!", in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #25.


* Happened a lot to Franchise/{{Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.

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Happened a lot to Franchise/{{Superman}}; he Superman. He has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[ComicBook/TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.



* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).

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* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} went through this in a Silver Age story where [[MadScientist Lesla-Lar]] swapped bodies with her.
* In a ''ComicBook/PowerGirl'' story, villain Ultra-Humanite swaps bodies with Power Girl's friend Terra.
* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid Creator/MarkWaid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).


-->'''Peter:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny You #* + !! @$$%&^%#! You know why people hate you? It's not because you're mutants! It's because you're all a bunch of ^&$# @* |$%&!@!!!]]\\

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-->'''Peter:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments You #* + !! @$$%&^%#! You know why people hate you? It's not because you're mutants! It's because you're all a bunch of ^&$# @* |$%&!@!!!]]\\


* In one ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' story, the ''whole team'' (well, mostly) was flipped with their enemies the Crazy Gang, using a device invented by Tweedledope, a member of the villain team: Captain Britain with Tweedledope, Meggan with the Knave, Nightcrawler with the Jester, and Phoenix with the Executioner. (Presumably, the villains intended to flip shadowcat with the Red Queen, but Shadowcat escaped.) Captain Britain was able to somehow access Tweedledope's skills to use the device and reverse the effect (after the usual hero-villain-free-for-all, naturally).

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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'' story, the ''whole team'' (well, mostly) was flipped with their enemies the Crazy Gang, using a device invented by Tweedledope, a member of the villain team: Captain Britain with Tweedledope, Meggan with the Knave, Nightcrawler with the Jester, and Phoenix with the Executioner. (Presumably, Presumably, the villains intended to flip shadowcat with the Red Queen, but Shadowcat escaped.) escaped. Captain Britain was able to somehow access Tweedledope's skills to use the device and reverse the effect (after the usual hero-villain-free-for-all, naturally).



* Recently happened in AllNewWolverine for it's first Annual, when Laura swaps bodies with SpiderGwen. The two go on an adventure to fix it, leading to the hilariously painful moment when Gwen-in-Laura's-body tried to make use of the claws, only to stab herself in the head and pass out from the pain.

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* Recently happened Happened in AllNewWolverine for it's ComicBook/AllNewWolverine's first Annual, when Laura swaps bodies with SpiderGwen.ComicBook/SpiderGwen. The two go on an adventure to fix it, leading to the hilariously painful moment when Gwen-in-Laura's-body tried to make use of the claws, only to stab herself in the head and pass out from the pain.


** The {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} had an issue where this happened with all the core members getting mixed up with each other. The big spoiler [[spoiler: was when it turned out that Superman didn't end up in Batman's body but in Kobra's and Kobra pretended to be Superman trapped in Batman's body.]]

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** The {{Justice Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}} had an issue where this happened with all the core members getting mixed up with each other. The big spoiler [[spoiler: was when it turned out that Superman didn't end up in Batman's body but in Kobra's and Kobra pretended to be Superman trapped in Batman's body.]]


* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).

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* The Creator/DCComics ''Silver Age'' megaseries by Mark Waid involves a villain called Agamemno swapping the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica's minds with the LegionOfDoom. This means that all the powered heroes have lost their powers, and even the unpowered ones have lost some of their abilities (Batman is stuck in Penguin's unathletic body; Green Arrow complains that Felix Faust has lousy eyesight, spoiling his aim).


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* Happened a lot to Franchise/{{Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.

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* Happened a lot to Franchise/{{Superman}}; he has on occasion switched bodies and minds with Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Barry Allen]], ComicBook/JimmyOlsen (see for example [[http://mikegrost.com/superman.htm 1957's "Non-Super Superman"]]), and lots of other people along the years.

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* Issue 21 of the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' comic is built around this trope as an accident involving [[ItMakesSenseInContext GIR, pudding, and a mind-swap machine]] causes Zim to switch bodies with Gaz, and Dib with GIR. TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody is, for the most part, in full effect -- Gaz gains Zim's drive to TakeOverTheWorld while Zim becomes apathetic and game-obsessed, and Dib is ultimately rendered insane by the information in GIR's robot brain. GIR himself, meanwhile, doesn't change, and in fact doesn't even seem aware of what's happened.

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* One ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]]'' comic book had Magica swap bodies with Scrooge in order to steal his number one dime. Of course Scrooge is then able to access Magica's own hoard of magic tricks and use them against her.

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* A variant occurs in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': Samantha and Dave accidentally drank DNA samples the dodos had left out instead of their drinks, and ended up turning into each other. The night before their wedding, no less.


* In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In an episode of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'', "Chop and Change", a wizard invents a magic bowl: whenever two people drink consecutively from it, they exchange souls. HilarityEnsues when this new invention gets tested by several patrons in an inn, just for fun. One of the catches is that it doesn't have to be actually ''people'' who drink: animals count too. (The wizard himself ends up in the body of a parrot.) Or even ''inanimate objects'', for that matter.



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* Recently happened in AllNewWolverine for it's first Annual, when Laura swaps bodies with SpiderGwen. The two go on an adventure to fix it, leading to the hilariously painful moment when Gwen-in-Laura's-body tried to make use of the claws, only to stab herself in the head and pass out from the pain.

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