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* In ''Literature/SummerAndBird'', Summer establishes a PsychicLink with a raven that allows them to share abilities.


* David B. Coe's ''The Lon Tobyn Chronicle'' has an entire order of people who form bonds with otherwise ordinary animals, mostly birds. The birds don't stay with the humans forever though, they die just as ordinary animals would.


* It is heavily implied in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that [=TARDISes=] are bonded to their Time Lords. The Doctor and the one he stole certainly have a psychic link, to the extent that her translation circuits will stop if he's unconscious, and when he died in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft'', she was clearly going to follow. The reaction seems to put them very much on equal footing, as the episode "The Doctor's Wife" implies, with the TARDIS [[spoiler: saying that he's ''her'' Time Lord, who ''she'' stole, not the other way around.]]

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* It is heavily implied in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that [=TARDISes=] are bonded to their Time Lords. The Doctor and the one he stole certainly have a psychic link, to the extent that her translation circuits will stop if he's unconscious, and when he died in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft Turn Left]]'', she was clearly going to follow. The reaction seems to put them very much on equal footing, as the episode "The Doctor's Wife" implies, with the TARDIS [[spoiler: saying that he's ''her'' Time Lord, who ''she'' stole, not the other way around.]]


* Gayle Greeno's ''Ghatti's Tale'' series is a modern {{fantasy}} series in which the telepathic animals are Ghatti, large catlike animals that can only speak with humans mind to mind.

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* Gayle Greeno's ''Ghatti's Tale'' series is a modern {{fantasy}} series in which the telepathic animals are Ghatti, large catlike animals that can only speak with humans mind to mind.mind-to-mind.



* It is heavily implied in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that [=TARDISes=] are bonded to their Time-Lords. The Doctor and the one he stole certainly have a psychic link, to the extent that her translation circuits will stop if he's unconscious. The reaction seems to put them very much on equal footing, as the episode "The Doctor's Wife" implies, with the TARDIS [[spoiler: saying that he's ''her'' Time Lord, who ''she'' stole on purpose.]]

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* It is heavily implied in ''Series/DoctorWho'' that [=TARDISes=] are bonded to their Time-Lords. Time Lords. The Doctor and the one he stole certainly have a psychic link, to the extent that her translation circuits will stop if he's unconscious. unconscious, and when he died in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS30E11TurnLeft'', she was clearly going to follow. The reaction seems to put them very much on equal footing, as the episode "The Doctor's Wife" implies, with the TARDIS [[spoiler: saying that he's ''her'' Time Lord, who ''she'' stole on purpose.stole, not the other way around.]]


* Gayle Greeno's ''Ghatti's Tale'' series is a modern {{fantasy}} series in which the telepathic animals are Ghatti, large catlike animals that can only speak mind to mind.

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* Gayle Greeno's ''Ghatti's Tale'' series is a modern {{fantasy}} series in which the telepathic animals are Ghatti, large catlike animals that can only speak with humans mind to mind.


* Another Example of a Bond Creature is the Brijies from ''{{WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode}}''.

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* Another Example of a Bond Creature is the Brijies from ''{{WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode}}''.''WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode''.

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* Another Example of a Bond Creature is the Brijies from ''{{WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode}}''.

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* In [[{{Theatre/Tsukiuta}} Tsukino Empire - Unleash your mind -]], the main characters are all Tekigousha bonded to Shinjuu ("heart beasts"), which are defectors from the fleet of aliens attacking the human world. They take the form of animals, and connect to their human through a ring that the human wears. Certain humans are able to bond with more powerful Shinjuu than others, and [[spoiler: Hajime and Shun can bond with the highest-ranking Shinjuu only because they aren't human]]. Trying to wear the ring of a Shinjuu that is too powerful can harm a person. The most powerful Shinjuu are based on the FourGods.
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* The ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote from ''{{Spiderman}}'' fits about every aspect here. It grants power to its hosts, more the more closely it binds -- why Venom is stronger than black-suit Spiderman. It is also capable of abandoning its hosts -- leaving a particularly inept one mid-jump to plummet to his death. This may vary from host to host, though. While it "shares" power (feeding off of the host's adrenaline), it can also take over (Peter Parker's sleep-slinging as an example).

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* The ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote from ''{{Spiderman}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' fits about every aspect here. It grants power to its hosts, more the more closely it binds -- why Venom is stronger than black-suit Spiderman. It is also capable of abandoning its hosts -- leaving a particularly inept one mid-jump to plummet to his death. This may vary from host to host, though. While it "shares" power (feeding off of the host's adrenaline), it can also take over (Peter Parker's sleep-slinging as an example).


** The Kalashtar from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' are a race of humans descended from a group of humans who bonded with psychic entities called Quori. As the original bond members had children, the single Quori spirit was split along the lines of all descendants of the same sex.
** Beastmaster Rangers in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 4th Edition are defined by their bond with a particular beast that fights alongside them. They even gain a special ritual to bring it back from the dead.

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** The Kalashtar from ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' are a race of humans descended from a group of humans who bonded with psychic entities called Quori. As the original bond members had children, the single Quori spirit was split along the lines of all descendants of the same sex.
** Beastmaster Rangers in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 4th Edition are defined by their bond with a particular beast that fights alongside them. They even gain a special ritual to bring it back from the dead.



* A ''TabletopGame/BlueRose'' character can have a rhydan (a sentient wolf, cat, horse or dolphin) as a Bond Creature by taking the Rhy-Bonded Feat. Since the rhydan species are themselves playable races, you can also play a rhydan character who has the Rhy-Bonded Feat and a ''human'' Bond Creature.
** Rhywolves, rhycats, rhyhorses and dolphins are only the rhydan that are available as PC races. Alternate Bond Creatures include drakes (which are small dragon-like creatures), winged cats, whales and griffons. Unicorns are also a potential, albeit rare example, and require a special feat named Unicorn-Bonded, which has much stricter requirements than Rhy-Bonded.
* The Summoner base class in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the ability to summon and form a bond with a special outsider known as an eidolon, which gains power as the summoner gains levels and forms a bond with the summoner, and the two become linked over time, eventually even sharing a shard of the same soul.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'s'' Gyrinx is another pseudo-cat creature, whose temperament tends to match the owners. An obscure creature both in-setting and in published works, they tend to be drawn to [[PsychicPowers psykers]], and are particularly associated the the [[WitchSpecies Eldar]].

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* A ''TabletopGame/BlueRose'' character can have a rhydan (a sentient wolf, cat, horse or dolphin) as a Bond Creature by taking the Rhy-Bonded Feat. Since the rhydan species are themselves playable races, you can also play a rhydan character who has the Rhy-Bonded Feat and a ''human'' Bond Creature.
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Creature. Rhywolves, rhycats, rhyhorses and dolphins are only the rhydan that are available as PC races. Alternate Bond Creatures include drakes (which are small dragon-like creatures), winged cats, whales and griffons. Unicorns are also a potential, albeit rare example, and require a special feat named Unicorn-Bonded, which has much stricter requirements than Rhy-Bonded.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** Multiple classes can bond with animals and other entities that will thereafter serve them as companions, allies and -- at later levels -- close friends. Witches, wizards and some sorcerers have {{Familiar}}s that boost their magic; druids, rangers and hunters have animal companions to aid them in battle; and shamans have spirit animals that bolster their connection to the supernatural.
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The Summoner summoner base class in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has the ability to summon is themed around summoning and form forming a bond with a special outsider known as an eidolon, which gains power as the summoner gains levels and forms a bond with the summoner, which gains a measure of control over the eidolon's form and the abilities. The two become linked over time, eventually even sharing a shard of the same soul.
** Iconic characters with bond creatures of various sorts include the druid Lini and her snow leopard friend and part-time [[HorseOfADifferentColor steed]] Droogami; the ranger Harsk and his badger Biter; the hunter Adowyn and her wolf companion Leryn; the sorceress Seoni and her skink familiar Dragon; the witch Feiya and her fox familiar; the shamaness Shardra and her tuatara spirit animal Kolo; and the summoner Balazar and his eidolon Padrig.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'s'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Gyrinx is another are pseudo-cat creature, creatures whose temperament tends to match the owners. An obscure creature their owners'. Obscure creatures both in-setting and in published works, they tend to be drawn to [[PsychicPowers psykers]], and are particularly associated the the [[WitchSpecies Eldar]].



** Huron Blackheart, the Tyrant of Badab and leader of the traitorous Astral Claws, has his 'Hamadrya' which is an unknown creature that is bonded to him and grants him mental powers.

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** Huron Blackheart, the Tyrant of Badab and leader of the traitorous Astral Claws, has his 'Hamadrya' which is "Hamadrya", an unknown creature that is bonded to him and grants him mental powers.


* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Spren are living ideas embodying things like fire, rot, and anger. Several more intelligent varieties of spren have the ability to form bonds with humans. Not only does this give the spren the ability to maintain their sentience in the human realm, but the human gains Surgebinding--the ability to hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and use it to [[GravityMaster control gravity]], [[MasterOfIllusion craft illusions]], and so on. In [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], the only bonded spren we see is Sylphrena, a windspren [[spoiler: actually an honorspren]] bonded to Kaladin that is turning him into a Windrunner. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], we see more bonded spren; Pattern is turning Shallan into a Lightweaver, Ivory is turning Jasnah into an Elsecaller, and Wyndle is turning Lift into an Edgedancer.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Spren are living ideas embodying things like fire, rot, and anger. Several more intelligent varieties of spren have the ability to form bonds with humans. Not only does this give the spren the ability to maintain their sentience in the human realm, but the human gains Surgebinding--the ability to hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and use it to [[GravityMaster control gravity]], [[MasterOfIllusion craft illusions]], and so on. In [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], the only bonded spren we see is Sylphrena, a windspren [[spoiler: actually an honorspren]] bonded to Kaladin that is turning him into a Windrunner. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], we see more bonded spren; Pattern is turning Shallan into a Lightweaver, Ivory is turning Jasnah into an Elsecaller, and Wyndle is turning Lift into an Edgedancer. [[spoiler: Dalinar]] shows that is is possible to intentionally bond to a spren when he becomes a Bondsmith by bonding to [[spoiler: The Stormfather]], although this may be a unique feature of that order.


* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Spren are living ideas embodying things like fire, rot, and anger. Several more intelligent varieties of spren have the ability to form bonds with humans. Not only does this give the spren the ability to maintain their sentience in the human realm, but the human gains Surgebinding--the ability to hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and use it to [[GravityMaster control gravity]], [[MasterOfIllusion craft illusions]], and so on. In [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], the only bonded spren we see is Sylphrena, a windspren bonded to Kaladin that is turning him into a Windrunner. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], we see more bonded spren; Pattern is turning Shallan into a Lightweaver, Ivory is turning Jasnah into an Elsecaller, and Wyndle is turning Lift into an Edgedancer.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Spren are living ideas embodying things like fire, rot, and anger. Several more intelligent varieties of spren have the ability to form bonds with humans. Not only does this give the spren the ability to maintain their sentience in the human realm, but the human gains Surgebinding--the ability to hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and use it to [[GravityMaster control gravity]], [[MasterOfIllusion craft illusions]], and so on. In [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], the only bonded spren we see is Sylphrena, a windspren [[spoiler: actually an honorspren]] bonded to Kaladin that is turning him into a Windrunner. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], we see more bonded spren; Pattern is turning Shallan into a Lightweaver, Ivory is turning Jasnah into an Elsecaller, and Wyndle is turning Lift into an Edgedancer.


A magic user's {{familiar}} may ([[OurMonstersAreDifferent depending on specific interpretation]]) be one of these, as may a SapientSteed that OnlyTheChosenMayRide, especially in the case of {{Dragon Rider}}s. Compare EmpathyPet, EmpathicWeapon, LivingWeapon, AttackAnimal (possibly EquippableAlly) and {{Mons}}. In some cases an ImaginaryFriend can also function as a creature or person bonded to the character imagining them.

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A magic user's {{familiar}} may ([[OurMonstersAreDifferent depending on specific interpretation]]) be one of these, as may a SapientSteed that OnlyTheChosenMayRide, especially in the case of {{Dragon Rider}}s. Compare EmpathyPet, EmpathicWeapon, LivingWeapon, AttackAnimal (possibly EquippableAlly) and {{Mons}}. In some cases an ImaginaryFriend can also function as a creature or person bonded to the character imagining them.
them. Other times, it can be a SymbioticPossession, or just simply TheSymbiote.


* The main characters of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' have entered a Pact with another creature; ranging from a {{Golem}} to a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]].

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* The main characters of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' have entered a Pact with another creature; ranging from a {{Golem}} to a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]]. The pact links their lives together so if one dies, so does the other (although the SharedLifeMeter is only seen on Caim and his dragon, the other characters are more like SummonMagic during battle), and the human sacrifices some part of themselves (their voice, their ability to age, their sight, their fertility, their musical ability, their hair...). Verdelet is a weird case as he too had a pact with a dragon, but although it has since been petrified he's still alive.

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* Luminiera/Chevalier of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' protects Albion by bonding with the Lord Commander and imbuing them with its power. However it apparently doesn't even have to bond to a person as it bonds with the Adversa cannon after Vira, its former host, was defeated. Vira's SSR fate episode reveals that during the battle with Adversa, Lyria changed its commands so that Luminiera's bond does not extend to being bound in Albion. This allows the host that Luminiera bonds with to move freely. This also led to Vira being bonded to Luminiera once more without the former restrictions in the same fate episode.

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