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** Mash Kyrielight of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', who was bred from birth to be the perfect vessel for a Heroic Spirit to use as a Demi-Servant. While earlier chapters were dodgy over who was bound to her, it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:Galahad]] was the Heroic Spirit in question. [[spoiler:Also deconstructed: just because you were raised to be the host doesn't mean the spirit has to comply with you, as Mash learns when Galahad cuts off access to his abilities in ''Epic of Remnant''.]]


* Continuing from Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} tradition, [[spoiler:Gray]] from ''LightNovel/LordElMelloiIICaseFiles'' was raised to be a Pseudo-Servant vessel for a Heroic Spirit -- namely, [[spoiler:King Arthur]]. The poor kid was the only successful try in a series of failed experiments, with their body, starting with their face, slowly morphing to match the proportions of the target Spirit. [[spoiler:Gray's thankful Waver took her on as her apprentice, as he's the only person who doesn't see her for her resemblance to Artoria.]]

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* Continuing from Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} tradition, [[spoiler:Gray]] from ''LightNovel/LordElMelloiIICaseFiles'' was raised to be a Pseudo-Servant vessel for a Heroic Spirit -- namely, [[spoiler:King Arthur]]. The poor kid was the only successful try in a series of failed experiments, with their body, starting with their face, slowly morphing to match the proportions of the target Spirit. [[spoiler:Gray's thankful Waver took her on as her apprentice, as he's the only first person who doesn't see tries to understand her for her resemblance to Artoria.pain.]]

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* Continuing from Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} tradition, [[spoiler:Gray]] from ''LightNovel/LordElMelloiIICaseFiles'' was raised to be a Pseudo-Servant vessel for a Heroic Spirit -- namely, [[spoiler:King Arthur]]. The poor kid was the only successful try in a series of failed experiments, with their body, starting with their face, slowly morphing to match the proportions of the target Spirit. [[spoiler:Gray's thankful Waver took her on as her apprentice, as he's the only person who doesn't see her for her resemblance to Artoria.]]

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* ''Series/The100'': Anyone on Sanctum born with black blood is deemed a "host", someone whose body can be inhabited by the Primes, the original founders of Sanctum, kept alive on {{Body Backup Drive}}s. In theory, a Prime can only take over a body if the host gives their consent, but since Sanctum is run like a cult, where the Primes are worshipped and giving your body to them is the highest honor, our MainCharacters aren't shy about saying the hosts are [[MoreThanMindControl brainwashed into it]].


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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', it's heavily implied that Lucrezia meddled with her unborn child's genetics to make them a better vessel for [[FamilialBodySnatcher her mind]] at a later date -- supporting the theory is the fact that the child in question is Agatha Heterodyne, a rare female Spark (mad scientist) in a family of mostly-male Sparks. Agatha was being raised as a host in a commune of [[AmazonBrigade warrior-women]] who worshiped her mother as a living goddess, but she was rescued by her uncle while still a young child.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[spoiler:Doc Scratch]] who wasn't raised, per se (he pretty much [[BornAsAnAdult sprang into existence, fully formed]]), but his entire reason for existing is to prepare a universe for the arrival of his master [[spoiler:Lord English]]. At which point he dies, his body breaks open like an egg, and his master emerges from inside. [[spoiler:Scratch even foreshadows this by referring to himself several times as "an excellent host".]]
* Princess Tonbo from ''{{Webcomic/Kagerou}}'' is the destined host of the Goddess Tcaolin, and was discouraged from even using her hands to keep the body in pristine condition. She underwent the possession ritual prior to the start of the story but ended up sending her soul away when she was captured, and the bond between her and Tcaolin first weakens then breaks completely.
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', it's heavily implied that Lucrezia meddled with her unborn child's genetics to make them a better vessel for [[FamilialBodySnatcher her mind]] at a later date -- supporting the theory is the fact that the child in question is Agatha Heterodyne, a rare female Spark (mad scientist) in a family of mostly-male Sparks. Agatha was being raised as a host in a commune of [[AmazonBrigade warrior-women]] who worshiped her mother as a living goddess, but she was rescued by her uncle while still a young child.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[spoiler:Doc Scratch]] who wasn't raised, per se (he pretty much [[BornAsAnAdult sprang into existence, fully formed]]), but his entire reason for existing is to prepare a universe for the arrival of his master [[spoiler:Lord English]]. At which point he dies, his body breaks open like an egg, and his master emerges from inside. [[spoiler:Scratch even foreshadows this by referring to himself several times as "an excellent host".]]
* Princess Tonbo from ''{{Webcomic/Kagerou}}'' is the destined host of the Goddess Tcaolin, and was discouraged from even using her hands to keep the body in pristine condition. She underwent the possession ritual prior to the start of the story but ended up sending her soul away when she was captured, and the bond between her and Tcaolin first weakens then breaks completely.
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', this was the purpose of the Harsesis. A Harsesis is a child of two people under the control of Goa'uld symbiotes. Since the Goa'uld possess GeneticMemory, such a child would have the memories of both Goa'uld bloodlines, despite being 100% human. Due to the danger of this, it is strictly forbidden for two Goa'uld to have human children. Apophis and Amaunet plan to have one in secret in order to grow the child into a new host for Apophis, giving him unprecedented knowledge (well, just Amaunet's side, since he already has all of his genetic memories). Through a series of events, SG-1 manage to get their hands on the Harsesis. The boy then ends up in the care of Oma Desala, an Ascended Ancient, who helps him ascend as well.



* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', this was the purpose of the Harsesis. A Harsesis is a child of two people under the control of Goa'uld symbiotes. Since the Goa'uld possess GeneticMemory, such a child would have the memories of both Goa'uld bloodlines, despite being 100% human. Due to the danger of this, it is strictly forbidden for two Goa'uld to have human children. Apophis and Amaunet plan to have one in secret in order to grow the child into a new host for Apophis, giving him unprecedented knowledge (well, just Amaunet's side, since he already has all of his genetic memories). Through a series of events, SG-1 manage to get their hands on the Harsesis. The boy then ends up in the care of Oma Desala, an Ascended Ancient, who helps him ascend as well.


* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', White Diamond proclaims this to be the case with Steven, believing that Rose Quartz created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from her old life. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Rose Quartz died passing on her HeartDrive to her son Steven, which makes most gems think they're the same person. White Diamond in particular proclaims this to be the case with Steven, believing that Rose Quartz created him Steven not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from her old life. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]


* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', White Diamond proclaims this to be the case with Steven, believing that Rose Quartz created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from everyone else. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', White Diamond proclaims this to be the case with Steven, believing that Rose Quartz created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from everyone else.her old life. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]


* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[Characters/StevenUniverseWhiteDiamond White Diamond]] proclaims this to be the case with [[Characters/StevenUniverseStevenQuartzUniverse Steven]], believing that [[Characters/StevenUniversePinkDiamond Pink Diamond]] created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from them. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[Characters/StevenUniverseWhiteDiamond White Diamond]] Diamond proclaims this to be the case with [[Characters/StevenUniverseStevenQuartzUniverse Steven]], Steven, believing that [[Characters/StevenUniversePinkDiamond Pink Diamond]] Rose Quartz created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from them.everyone else. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[Characters/StevenUniverseWhiteDiamond White Diamond]] proclaims this to be the case with [[Characters/StevenUniverseStevenQuartzUniverse Steven]], believing that [[Characters/StevenUniversePinkDiamond Pink Diamond]] created him not to be her son and to be his own person, but as an organic vessel for her to hide from them. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope She is swiftly proven wrong]] after White pulls her gem from his body, only for it to reform as a construct of Steven.]]
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', this was the purpose of the Harsesis. A Harsesis is a child of two people under the control of Goa'uld symbiotes. Since the Goa'uld possess GeneticMemory, such a child would have the memories of both Goa'uld bloodlines, despite being 100% human. Due to the danger of this, it is strictly forbidden for two Goa'uld to have human children. Apophis and Amaunet plan to have one in secret in order to grow the child into a new host for Apophis, giving him unprecedented knowledge (well, just Amaunet's side, since he already has all of his genetic memories). Through a series of events, SG-1 manage to get their hands on the Harsesis. The boy then ends up in the care of Oma Desala, an Ascended Ancient, who helps him ascend as well.


* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'', where they say that the natural consequence of the ''Film/FreakyFriday'' universe is that every parent would raise children so that the parents could cause a FreakyFridayFlip, and then never learn the moral necessary to undo the body swap. This would effectively give the parent eternal life, so long as they keep having kids, switching bodies, and letting the kid they switched bodies with die of old age early.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''Podcast/PlumbingTheDeathStar'', where they say that the natural consequence of the ''Film/FreakyFriday'' ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|1976}}'' universe is that every parent would raise children so that the parents could cause a FreakyFridayFlip, and then never learn the moral necessary to undo the body swap. This would effectively give the parent eternal life, so long as they keep having kids, switching bodies, and letting the kid they switched bodies with die of old age early.


* Several examples from the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series:
** Julius, the EvilRedhead prince from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', was specifically bred to be the host of the evil dragon Loptyr, with the leader of the Loptyr cult Manfroy going so far as to trick Arvis and Deirdre, who were actually [[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings]] but [[SurpriseIncest didn't know it]]]], into marrying each other specifically so Julius would possess the required bloodlines.

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* Several examples from the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series:
** Julius, the EvilRedhead prince from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', was specifically bred to be the host of the evil dragon Loptyr, with the leader of the Loptyr cult Manfroy going so far as to trick Arvis and Deirdre, who were actually [[spoiler:[[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings]] but [[SurpriseIncest didn't know it]]]], into marrying each other specifically so Julius would possess the required bloodlines.

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* A few times in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'':
** This was originally [[spoiler:Noel/Mu-12's]] fate, being fused with the true Azure, she was meant to be the heart and fuse with [[spoiler:Hazama]], the body, to create a new Black Beast. But was spared thanks to Takemikazuchi.
** But this actually was the case with [[spoiler:Kazuma Kval]] in ''LightNovel/BlazBluePhaseShift'', being an [[spoiler:artificial human created by Relius Clover to serve as a body for Yuki Terumi. While originally his own person, Terumi slowly influenced his mind, making Kazuma act and think more like him until the two fused with Terumi completely overtaking Kazuma's mind.]]
** [[spoiler:Hazama]] was also the same way, being an [[spoiler:artificial human made by Relius to be fused with Terumi and become his body. But due to some lingering effects of the Mind Eater, the fusion was incomplete, leaving Hazama and Terumi sharing the same body.]]


* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', [[spoiler:Leah]] was born from the union of [[spoiler:Prince Aidan]], who was possessed by Diablo at the time, and [[spoiler:the Witch Adria]], imbuing the infant with part of Diablo's essence. The entire thing ended up being one of Diablo's [[XanatosSpeedChess many contingency plans]], providing him a host to inhabit should he be slain.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Morrigan finds one of her mother Flemeth's grimoires and after reading it comes to fear that this is her mother's intention with her, since Flemeth has apparently been raising her daughters, teaching them magic and then taking over their bodies when her own gets to be too old. Exactly how true this is remains ambiguous, since another of Flemeth's daughters named Yavana from ''ComicBook/TheSilentGrove'' calls Flemeth's possession as "a gift" and refers to it positively, though it's not entirely certain if she had gone through the entire process.
** Morrigan's own son was deliberately conceived in a magical ritual to host the Archdemon Urthemiel's soul, which is why Morrigan joined the party in the first place since the father had to be a Grey Warden. ''Unlike'' Flemeth Morrigan is shown to unambiguously love her now-10-year-old son Kieran when he's introduced in ''Inquisition'', and he has his own soul as well as Urthemiel's with the two effectively SharingABody if the ritual was performed. Otherwise he's just a normal boy.

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* In ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', [[spoiler:Leah]] was born from the union of [[spoiler:Prince Aidan]], who was possessed by Diablo at the time, and [[spoiler:the Witch Adria]], imbuing the infant with part of Diablo's essence. The entire thing ended up being one of Diablo's [[XanatosSpeedChess many contingency plans]], providing him a host to inhabit should he be slain.
slain. [[spoiler:Leah was not raised by Adria specifically, her time being spent carrying out the other part of the EvilPlan involving the Black Soulstone, but it was Adria's intention for Leah all along, which she carried out in one of the cruelest betrayals of the entire series]].
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Morrigan finds one of her mother Flemeth's grimoires and after reading it comes to fear that this is her mother's intention with her, since Flemeth has apparently been raising her daughters, teaching them magic and then [[GrandTheftMe taking over their bodies when her own gets to be too old.old]]. Exactly how true this is remains ambiguous, since another of Flemeth's daughters named Yavana from ''ComicBook/TheSilentGrove'' calls Flemeth's possession as "a gift" and refers to it positively, though it's not entirely certain if she had gone through the entire process.
** Morrigan's own son was deliberately conceived in a magical ritual to host the Archdemon Urthemiel's soul, which is why Morrigan joined the party in the first place since the father had to be a Grey Warden. ''Unlike'' Flemeth Flemeth, Morrigan is shown to unambiguously love her now-10-year-old son Kieran when he's introduced in ''Inquisition'', and he has his own soul as well as Urthemiel's with the two effectively SharingABody if the ritual was performed. Otherwise he's just a normal boy.

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