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** The climax of ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'': Rincewind expects the Things From The Dungeon Dimensions to break through in the sky above Ankh-Morpork, tentacles waving, but all they really need to do is break into Trymon's mind.
** They do the same thing with Simon in ''Discworld/EqualRites''. Unlike Trymon [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable he gets better]].

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** The climax of ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'': ''Literature/TheLightFantastic'': Rincewind expects the Things From The Dungeon Dimensions to break through in the sky above Ankh-Morpork, tentacles waving, but all they really need to do is break into Trymon's mind.
** They do the same thing with Simon in ''Discworld/EqualRites''.''Literature/EqualRites''. Unlike Trymon [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable he gets better]].

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' has the thousand year old malevolent spirit Shuyin who uses first the Youth League leader Nooj and later the New Yevon leader Baralai to do his bidding.


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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** When Illyria tried to return to life its body had been destroyed eons ago, requiring it to find a new one. [[spoiler: It takes Fred's, though the process kills her body. Fred is now BackFromTheDead, however, and sharing her body with Illyria.]]
** Cordelia is revealed in Season 4 to be acting under the control of Jasmine.



* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' a spell is used to possess [[spoiler:Alaric]] with [[spoiler: the ancient vampire Klaus.]] Given the level of [[spoiler: Klaus' apparent paranoia, this is likely to avoid exposing his real body to danger.]]

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* In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' a spell ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie The TV Movie]]: The Master possesses Bruce the paramedic, but his ultimate goal
is used to possess [[spoiler:Alaric]] [[spoiler:take the Doctor's body]]. He wears a BadassLongcoat with [[spoiler: CoolShades to hide the ancient vampire Klaus.]] Given fact the level of [[spoiler: Klaus' apparent paranoia, this is likely to avoid exposing his real host body is dead and starting to danger.]]decompose around him.
** The Slitheen use literally hollowed-out human suits, with zippers in the forehead, to disguise themselves while on Earth.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature "Human Nature"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]: The Family possesses (and kills) four people so that they could leave their suspended animation and hunt The Doctor.
** The... ''[[EldritchAbomination thing]]'' in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight "Midnight"]] uses Sky as one of these.
* The Pah-wraith on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' like to do this, and the Prophets will do it on occasion if they need to. Both Keiko O'Brian and Jake Sisco have served as unwilling hosts to Pah-wraith, Gul'Dukat a willing host, and Kira a willing host to a Prophet.



** The kid warlock in 'Swap Meat' did this with Sam, although (apparently unexpectedly) this also let Sam walking around wearing him. They showed this by having the actors port with the characters, so while mirrors and all other characters and the physical world agreed that Sam's scenes involved a scrawny little asthmatic, magic viewer-vision still saw Jared Padalecki.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** When Illyria tried to return to life its body had been destroyed eons ago, requiring it to find a new one. [[spoiler: It takes Fred's, though the process kills her body. Fred is now BackFromTheDead, however, and sharing her body with Illyria.]]
** Cordelia is revealed in Season 4 to be acting under the control of Jasmine.
* In the ''Family of Blood'' episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Family possesses (and kills) four people so that they could leave their suspended animation and hunt The Doctor.
** The Slitheen use literally hollowed-out human suits, with zippers in the forehead, to disguise themselves while on Earth.
** The... ''[[EldritchAbomination thing]]'' in "Midnight" uses Sky as one of these.
** The Master possesses Bruce the paramedic, but his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: take The Doctor's body]]. He wears a BadassLongcoat with CoolShades to hide the fact the host body is dead and starting to decompose around him.
* The Pah-wraith on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' like to do this, and the Prophets will do it on occasion if they need to. Both Keiko O'Brian and Jake Sisco have served as unwilling hosts to Pah-wraith, Gul'Dukat a willing host, and Kira a willing host to a Prophet.

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** The kid warlock in 'Swap Meat' "Swap Meat" did this with Sam, although (apparently unexpectedly) this also let Sam walking around wearing him. They showed this by having the actors port with the characters, so while mirrors and all other characters and the physical world agreed that Sam's scenes involved a scrawny little asthmatic, magic viewer-vision still saw Jared Padalecki.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** When Illyria tried
In ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' a spell is used to return to life its body had been destroyed eons ago, requiring it to find a new one. possess [[spoiler:Alaric]] with [[spoiler: It takes Fred's, though the process kills her body. Fred is now BackFromTheDead, however, and sharing her body with Illyria.]]
** Cordelia is revealed in Season 4 to be acting under
ancient vampire Klaus.]] Given the control level of Jasmine.
* In the ''Family of Blood'' episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Family possesses (and kills) four people so that they could leave their suspended animation and hunt The Doctor.
** The Slitheen use literally hollowed-out human suits, with zippers in the forehead, to disguise themselves while on Earth.
** The... ''[[EldritchAbomination thing]]'' in "Midnight" uses Sky as one of these.
** The Master possesses Bruce the paramedic, but his ultimate goal is to
[[spoiler: take The Doctor's body]]. He wears a BadassLongcoat with CoolShades Klaus' apparent paranoia, this is likely to hide the fact the host avoid exposing his real body is dead and starting to decompose around him.
* The Pah-wraith on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' like to do this, and the Prophets will do it on occasion if they need to. Both Keiko O'Brian and Jake Sisco have served as unwilling hosts to Pah-wraith, Gul'Dukat a willing host, and Kira a willing host to a Prophet.
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', The Reapers can commandeer their mooks and boost their combat abilities significantly. [[spoiler:Sovereign can even resurrect Saren's [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul mostly-cybernetic body]] for this purpose, while Harbinger relies on genetically-engineered mooks.]]

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', The the Reapers can commandeer their mooks and boost their combat abilities significantly. [[spoiler:Sovereign can even resurrect Saren's [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul mostly-cybernetic body]] for this purpose, while Harbinger relies on genetically-engineered mooks.]]


* Rasputin in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' is this. He has some part of the EldritchAbomination creature inside of him, which, when released is much bigger than Rasputin's normal body.

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* Rasputin in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' is this. He has some part of the EldritchAbomination creature inside of him, which, when released is much bigger than Rasputin's normal body.


* ''Videogame/KingdomHearts'' Gives us Ansem or [[spoiler:Xeahnort's Heartless]]. Not only did he do this to [[spoiler: Riku]] earlier in the game, but he can command his Guardian to temporarily possess Sora ([[CallingYourAttacks "Submit!"]]), causing continual damage to the latter and opening him up for a follow up ([[CallingYourAttacks "Come, open your heart!"]]). However, this also means the Guardian is not around to block hits for him, so if you're good at avoiding the Guardian's attacks, you can retaliate.

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* ''Videogame/KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' Gives us Ansem or [[spoiler:Xeahnort's Heartless]]. Not only did he do this to [[spoiler: Riku]] earlier in the game, but he can command his Guardian to temporarily possess Sora ([[CallingYourAttacks "Submit!"]]), causing continual damage to the latter and opening him up for a follow up ([[CallingYourAttacks "Come, open your heart!"]]). However, this also means the Guardian is not around to block hits for him, so if you're good at avoiding the Guardian's attacks, you can retaliate.


** Jake often uses his elasticity to act as armor for Finn. On one occasion the situation is reversed unwillingly so Jake can control Finn to see how much he can take.

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** Jake often uses his elasticity [[RubberMan elasticity]] to act as armor for Finn. On one occasion In the episode "Jake Suit", the situation is reversed unwillingly so Jake can control Finn to see how much he can take.

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* The unnamed Sludge Villain from the very first story arc of ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia'' attempts to invade Midoriya's body, referring to him as an 'invisibility skinsuit'. Sludge intends to use Midoriya to hide from All Might until he can escape the city. When he fails to take over Midoriya's body, he happens upon Bakugo and tries to do it again, with moderately more success - albeit much less subtlety - but is still taken out and arrested before he can properly take over a body or cause anyone permanent harm.


* During the 3rd TournamentArc in DragonBall, Kami takes posession of a human in order to infiltrate the Budokai and capture Piccolo. When Piccolo turns his trapping technique against him, Kami releases the man he posessed just before getting sucked into a jug. The man, Shen, upon waking up has no idea how he ended up in the tournament ring, or why everyone is applauding him.

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* During the 3rd TournamentArc in DragonBall, Manga/DragonBall, Kami takes posession of a human in order to infiltrate the Budokai and capture Piccolo. When Piccolo turns his trapping technique against him, Kami releases the man he posessed just before getting sucked into a jug. The man, Shen, upon waking up has no idea how he ended up in the tournament ring, or why everyone is applauding him.

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* The Pah-wraith on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' like to do this, and the Prophets will do it on occasion if they need to. Both Keiko O'Brian and Jake Sisco have served as unwilling hosts to Pah-wraith, Gul'Dukat a willing host, and Kira a willing host to a Prophet.

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Not to be confused with LivingClothes.


In the process of DemonicPossession, {{Body Snatch|er}}ing, or similar body theft abilities, a Living Bodysuit is a type of MeatPuppet and [[BodyAndHost Host]] that acts somewhat like that of a SoulJar, as it allows the hijacker to act from within the character/victim via it mental or spiritual projection.

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In the process of DemonicPossession, {{Body Snatch|er}}ing, GrandTheftMe, or similar body theft {{Body Snatch|er}}ing abilities, a Living Bodysuit is a type of MeatPuppet and [[BodyAndHost Host]] that acts somewhat like that of a SoulJar, as it allows the hijacker to act from within the character/victim via it mental or spiritual projection.


* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' a spell is used to possess [[spoiler:Alaric]] with [[spoiler: the ancient vampire Klaus.]] Given the level of [[spoiler: Klaus' apparent paranoia, this is likely to avoid exposing his real body to danger.]]

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* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' a spell is used to possess [[spoiler:Alaric]] with [[spoiler: the ancient vampire Klaus.]] Given the level of [[spoiler: Klaus' apparent paranoia, this is likely to avoid exposing his real body to danger.]]


* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' has Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos, who in Robert Bloch's [[CthulhuMythos Mythos]] story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (arguably [[RunningTheAsylum non-canon]]), has one form that can possess humans.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' has Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos, who in Robert Bloch's [[CthulhuMythos Mythos]] Mythos story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (arguably [[RunningTheAsylum non-canon]]), has one form that can possess humans.


* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''CthulhuMythos'' has Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos, who in Robert Bloch's [[CthulhuMythos Mythos]] story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (arguably [[RunningTheAsylum non-canon]]), has one form that can possess humans.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''CthulhuMythos'' ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' has Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos, who in Robert Bloch's [[CthulhuMythos Mythos]] story "The Shadow From the Steeple" (arguably [[RunningTheAsylum non-canon]]), has one form that can possess humans.

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