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* The titular Avatars in that Creator/JamesCameron film [[Film/{{Avatar}} you may have seen]].

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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': The titular Avatars in avatars are Na'vi clone bodies that Creator/JamesCameron film [[Film/{{Avatar}} you humans can remotely control to explore Pandora freely (something necessary since they can't breathe Pandora's atmosphere), as well as to earn the Na'vi people's trust and hopefully reach a diplomatic conclusion to their war. The protagonist agrees to controlling an avatar because he's paraplegic, and thus wants an avatar so he can walk again, temporary as it may have seen]].be.


* The plot of ''{{Surrogates}}'' has this happen on a global scale in everyday life.

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* The plot of ''{{Surrogates}}'' ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'' has this happen on a global scale in everyday life.


Regardless of why, this trope involves a person who can be (or who is) downloaded into a [[RemoteBody remote interface]] to interact with others or another world better (or at all). This other self is otherwise an empty shell that does nothing. Sometimes when the remote version of himself is damaged or killed, [[YourMindMakesItReal he is hurt/killed back at home or in 'reality']], but the idea is, while the main body 'sleeps', a different body acts and works remotely by his commands. This is used to play games, interact with computers, or interact with an alien world.

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Regardless of why, this trope involves a person who can be (or who is) downloaded into a [[RemoteBody remote interface]] to interact with others or another world better (or at all). This other self is otherwise an empty shell EmptyShell that does nothing. Sometimes when the remote version of himself is damaged or killed, [[YourMindMakesItReal he is hurt/killed back at home or in 'reality']], but the idea is, while the main body 'sleeps', a different body acts and works remotely by his commands. This is used to play games, interact with computers, or interact with an alien world.


* This happens to Tsukasa in ''Anime/DotHackSign''. Most of the other characters treat their avatars as just normal gaming devices.

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* This happens to Tsukasa in ''Anime/DotHackSign''. Most of the other characters treat ''Franchise/DotHack'' is normally about an MMO played with a head-mounted display, but players have their minds drawn into their avatars whenever the game's undocumented features kick in. That said, even when the game is operating normally, characters often act as just normal gaming devices.if this trope were in effect, particularly in anime and manga stories. As the franchise progresses, [[SerialEscalation the effects of being trapped in the game escalate towards nearly supernatural heights]].


* TabletopGames that explores the theme of Transhumanism usually has this as an option (sometimes ''the only'' option)for PlayerCharacter, for example some ''{{GURPS}}'' settings as well as ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''.

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* TabletopGames that explores the theme of Transhumanism usually has this as an option (sometimes ''the only'' option)for PlayerCharacter, for example some ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' settings as well as ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''.


* TabletopGames that explores the theme of Transhumanism usually has this as an option (sometimes ''the only'' option)for PlayerCharacter, for example some ''{{GURPS}}'' settings as well as ''EclipsePhase''.

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* TabletopGames that explores the theme of Transhumanism usually has this as an option (sometimes ''the only'' option)for PlayerCharacter, for example some ''{{GURPS}}'' settings as well as ''EclipsePhase''.''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''.


Regardless of why, this trope involves a person who can be (or who is) downloaded into a [[RemoteBody remote interface]] to interact with others or another world better (or at all). This other self is otherwise an empty shell that does nothing. Sometimes when the remote version of himself is damaged or killed, [[{{Synchronization}} he is hurt/killed back at home or in 'reality']], but the idea is, while the main body 'sleeps', a different body acts and works remotely by his commands. This is used to play games, interact with computers, or interact with an alien world.

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Regardless of why, this trope involves a person who can be (or who is) downloaded into a [[RemoteBody remote interface]] to interact with others or another world better (or at all). This other self is otherwise an empty shell that does nothing. Sometimes when the remote version of himself is damaged or killed, [[{{Synchronization}} [[YourMindMakesItReal he is hurt/killed back at home or in 'reality']], but the idea is, while the main body 'sleeps', a different body acts and works remotely by his commands. This is used to play games, interact with computers, or interact with an alien world.


* Done via Astral Projection in ''JohnCarterOfMars'' .

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* Done via Astral Projection in ''JohnCarterOfMars'' .''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' .



* This is somewhat of a plot point in the film version of Film/JohnCarter: He wasn't actually teleported to Mars, just a carbon copy controlled by his consciousness.

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* This is somewhat of a plot point in the film version of Film/JohnCarter: ''Film/JohnCarter'': He wasn't actually teleported to Mars, just a carbon copy controlled by his consciousness.


* Happens a lot in PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Ione Saldana and a couple of other characters download their own personalities into bio-engineered SuperSoldiers to fight wars. Ione lives in a space station which she herself has never left, and the other characters are often [[spoiler: dead]]. Not to mention Edenists' downloading of personality into habitat 'multiplicities', preserving their memories for centuries after their bodies are dead, or the general effect of possession. Okay, fine. The entire yarn wouldn't exist without this trope.

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* Happens a lot in PeterFHamilton's Creator/PeterFHamilton's ''Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy''. Ione Saldana and a couple of other characters download their own personalities into bio-engineered SuperSoldiers to fight wars. Ione lives in a space station which she herself has never left, and the other characters are often [[spoiler: dead]]. Not to mention Edenists' downloading of personality into habitat 'multiplicities', preserving their memories for centuries after their bodies are dead, or the general effect of possession. Okay, fine. The entire yarn wouldn't exist without this trope.


* The titular Avatars in that JamesCameron film [[Film/{{Avatar}} you may have seen]].

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* The titular Avatars in that JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron film [[Film/{{Avatar}} you may have seen]].


* This happens to Tsukasa in ''DotHackSign''. Most of the other characters treat their avatars as just normal gaming devices.

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* This happens to Tsukasa in ''DotHackSign''.''Anime/DotHackSign''. Most of the other characters treat their avatars as just normal gaming devices.


* Tad Willaims ''{{Otherland}}'' books are set in an AI world, so most of the main characters are avatars of assorted real life people. Orlando Gardiner, in particular, has progeria, so sometimes considers his virtual life [[spoiler:more real than his home life. Eventually, his body dies, and he becomes a permenant inhabitant of the virtual world]].

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* Tad Willaims ''{{Otherland}}'' ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' books are set in an AI world, so most of the main characters are avatars of assorted real life people. Orlando Gardiner, in particular, has progeria, so sometimes considers his virtual life [[spoiler:more real than his home life. Eventually, his body dies, and he becomes a permenant inhabitant of the virtual world]].


Unrelated to WeAreOurAvatars.

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Unrelated to WeAreOurAvatars.''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars''.


* In DavidWeber's ''{{Safehold}}'' series, Nimue Alban's fabulously wealthy father bought her a fabulously expensive PICA—a robotic body capable of temporarily hosting a human consciousness. Nimue mostly used it for extreme sports, but it was...[[Franchise/StarTrek fully functional]]...If You Know What I Mean. Merlin explores that aspect later, If You Know Wha—you get the idea.

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* In DavidWeber's ''{{Safehold}}'' Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series, Nimue Alban's fabulously wealthy father bought her a fabulously expensive PICA—a robotic body capable of temporarily hosting a human consciousness. Nimue mostly used it for extreme sports, but it was...[[Franchise/StarTrek fully functional]]...If You Know What I Mean. Merlin explores that aspect later, If You Know Wha—you get the idea.


* This is ubiquitous in ''GhostInTheShell''; it's either remote interface or the person's actual brain in the avatar's body.

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* This is ubiquitous in ''GhostInTheShell''; ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''; it's either remote interface or the person's actual brain in the avatar's body.

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