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* Imani's Ultimate ability in ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' summons a dragon that she can control. While controlling the dragon, Imani is completely immobile and can be killed if an enemy happens to find her. Players must strike a balance of being far enough from the control point that enemies can't just walk up to her casually, but close enough that the dragon has time to reach the point before getting gunned down.

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* ''TabletopGame/TheDragonTreeSpellBook''. The spell Soul Swap can be used to put the caster's soul into an inanimate object. If so, the caster will die in 10 minutes to an hour. Also, while the caster's soul is away the body can be taken over by a spirit, such as a wandering ghost.


* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd edition supplement ''Undead''. If a person's soul leaves their body for any reason (such as undergoing a near-death experience), any ghost nearby can try to possess the body with a high chance of succeeding. If the ghost expends enough fatigue and gets really lucky, they can control the possessed body for up to 36 days.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd edition supplement ''Undead''.''GURPS Undead''. If a person's soul leaves their body for any reason (such as undergoing a near-death experience), any ghost nearby can try to possess the body with a high chance of succeeding. If the ghost expends enough fatigue and gets really lucky, they can control the possessed body for up to 36 days.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 3rd edition supplement ''Undead''. If a person's soul leaves their body for any reason (such as undergoing a near-death experience), any ghost nearby can try to possess the body with a high chance of succeeding. If the ghost expends enough fatigue and gets really lucky, they can control the possessed body for up to 36 days.


*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can go into a trance and send a projection of itself out to hunt for a human being to kill and eat. While the projected form is active, the berbalang is helpless and can be easily killed. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.

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*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can go into a trance and send a projection of itself out onto the Astral plane to hunt for a human being to kill and eat. While the projected form is active, the berbalang is helpless and can be easily killed. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.


Note that this is distinct from YourMindMakesItReal. In that trope, anything that happens to your remotely-controlled self also happens to your real self. In this trope, your physical self is being directly threatened while you are currently out of your body; thus, you might not be aware of the danger, or even if you are, you might not be able to stop it.

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Note that this is distinct from YourMindMakesItReal. In that trope, anything that happens to your remotely-controlled self also happens to your real self. In this trope, your physical self is being directly threatened while you are currently out of your body; thus, you might not be aware of the danger, or even if you are, you might not be able to stop or escape it.



* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', something like this happens in a particularly {{spoiler}}iffic manner: [[AntiVillain Kuze]], the Major, and Batou are pinned down in an abandoned building on a small island. [[spoiler: A nuclear missile has been fired on the island.]] Meanwhile, the Tachikomas discover that [[spoiler: their bodies are actually being controlled by a spacecraft in Earth's orbit and decide to attempt to hack the satellite. When the Tachkomas become aware of the full situation, they order the satellite to block the missile in order to save their beloved Mr. Batou, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well the consequences]].]]

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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', something like this happens in a particularly {{spoiler}}iffic manner: [[AntiVillain Kuze]], the Major, and Batou are pinned down in an abandoned building on a small island. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A nuclear missile has been fired on the island.]] Meanwhile, the Tachikomas discover that [[spoiler: their [[spoiler:their bodies are actually being controlled by a spacecraft in Earth's orbit and decide to attempt to hack the satellite. When the Tachkomas become aware of the full situation, they order the satellite to block the missile in order to save their beloved Mr. Batou, [[HeroicSacrifice knowing full well the consequences]].]]



* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' involves Jake Sully working through a Na'vi body remotely controlled by his human form; [[spoiler:and then seeing while in Na'vi form that his human body is in danger.]]
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' involves major characters assuming that dying in a dream would wake them up, [[spoiler:only to find out that it doesn't work when they're sedated, and that they risk going into uncontrolled dream space.]]
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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' involves Jake Sully working through a Na'vi body remotely controlled by his human form; [[spoiler:and then seeing while in Na'vi form that his human body is in danger.]]
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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' involves major characters assuming that dying in a dream would wake them up, [[spoiler:only to find out that it doesn't work when they're sedated, and that they risk going into uncontrolled dream space.]]
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* In ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen'', where the VillainProtagonist party goes to an astral journey, they leave their half-deamon psycho awake to guard their bodies (and to kill their guide's body , if he tries anything funny. [[spoiler: He does]]).
* Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/LockIn'' features numerous paralyzed characters who remotely pilot robots often quite far from their bodies, which are completely vulnerable. Some paralyzed characters choose to turn off sensation from their bodies and come to believe their robots are ''them'' - a character relates the story of one such person who died of a heart attack. The protagonist him/herself is nearly killed by a hired gun. Luckily, his/her dad owns a shotgun. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the dad, his political career is pretty much over at this point, as "black man with a gun" is not an image his party wants for their candidate]].

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* In ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen'', where the VillainProtagonist party goes to an astral journey, they leave their half-deamon psycho awake to guard their bodies (and to kill their guide's body , body, if he tries anything funny. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He does]]).
* Creator/JohnScalzi's ''Literature/LockIn'' features numerous paralyzed characters who remotely pilot robots often quite far from their bodies, which are completely vulnerable. Some paralyzed characters choose to turn off sensation from their bodies and come to believe their robots are ''them'' - a character relates the story of one such person who died of a heart attack. The protagonist him/herself is nearly killed by a hired gun. Luckily, his/her dad owns a shotgun. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for the dad, his political career is pretty much over at this point, as "black man with a gun" is not an image his party wants for their candidate]].candidate.]]



** Normally, when a character uses the power Personality Transfer their body temporarily disappears. However, the power can be bought with the Limitation "Body Left Behind While Transferred". This means that when they're possessing someone their body remains behind, motionless and apparently lifeless. If their body is destroyed while they're gone they're in big trouble.
* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes''. While a character is using Astral Projection their body drops into a coma. The body can be attacked while the character is gone.

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** Normally, when a character uses the power Personality Transfer Transfer, their body temporarily disappears. However, the power can be bought with the Limitation "Body Left Behind While Transferred". This means that when they're possessing someone someone, their body remains behind, motionless and apparently lifeless. If their body is destroyed while they're gone gone, they're in big trouble.
* ''TabletopGame/VillainsAndVigilantes''. While a character is using Astral Projection Projection, their body drops into a coma. The body can be attacked while the character is gone.


*** ''Tome of Magic'' supplement. The spell Bloodstone's Frightful Joining causes the caster's soul to possess an undead creature. While the caster's soul is away controlling the undead, the caster's body lies in a coma and is vulnerable to attacks.

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*** ''Tome of Magic'' supplement. The spell Bloodstone's Frightful Joining causes the caster's soul spirit to possess an undead creature. While the caster's soul spirit is away controlling the undead, the caster's body lies in a coma and is vulnerable to attacks.


** 1st Edition Advanced D&D.

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** 2nd Edition ''The Complete Book of Necromancers'' supplement. The Soultravel poison forces the victim's soul to leave their body and enter the Ethereal plane for 40-160 minutes. During this time their body will remain in a death-like coma.
** 2nd Edition ''The Complete Psionics Handbook''. The Psychic Clone power allows the psionicist to create an intangible duplicate which can travel up to 60 feet away. While the duplicate exists, the psionicist's body is completely helpless and can't move.

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** 2nd Edition Advanced D&D
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''The Complete Book of Necromancers'' supplement. The Soultravel poison forces the victim's soul to leave their body and enter the Ethereal plane for 40-160 minutes. During this time their body will remain in a death-like coma.
** 2nd Edition *** ''The Complete Psionics Handbook''.Handbook'' supplement. The Psychic Clone power allows the psionicist to create an intangible duplicate which can travel up to 60 feet away. While the duplicate exists, the psionicist's body is completely helpless and can't move.move.
*** ''Tome of Magic'' supplement. The spell Bloodstone's Frightful Joining causes the caster's soul to possess an undead creature. While the caster's soul is away controlling the undead, the caster's body lies in a coma and is vulnerable to attacks.


* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'': the [[WhamEpisode Second Dream]] quest has you trying to prevent the Stalker from pulling this on the [[PlayerCharacter Tenno]] by attacking the Reservoir, the source of all their powers. [[spoiler:FridgeHorror sets in when you realise that if he didn't have that [[WouldntHurtAChild last scrap of compassion,]] he would have succeeded.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'': the [[WhamEpisode Second Dream]] quest has you trying to prevent the Stalker from pulling this on the [[PlayerCharacter Tenno]] by attacking the Reservoir, the source of all their powers. [[spoiler:FridgeHorror sets in when you realise that if [[spoiler:If he didn't have that [[WouldntHurtAChild last scrap of compassion,]] he would have succeeded.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Dr. Orphius once returned from astral projecting to find Hank and Dean had T.P.ed his corporal form.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Dr. Orphius Orpheus once returned from astral projecting to find Hank and Dean had T.P.ed his corporal form.



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* ''How To Build A Robot Army'' warns that if you use remote robots to explore a pyramid, any curses you incur will probably still attach to the operator rather than the 'bot.

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* ''How To to Build A a Robot Army'' warns that if you use remote robots to explore a pyramid, any curses you incur will probably still attach to the operator rather than the 'bot.




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*** ''Oriental Adventures'' supplement. A number of spells send the caster's spirit away from their body, which not only leaves the body vulnerable to attack but can leave the caster stranded in spirit form if the body is moved. The spells are Dream Vision, Dream Sight, Possess Animal, Possess, and Spirit Self.

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*** ''Oriental Adventures'' supplement. A number of spells send the caster's spirit away from their body, which not only leaves the body vulnerable to attack but can leave the caster stranded in spirit form if the body is moved. The spells are Dream Vision, Dream Sight, Possess Animal, Possess, "Dream Vision", "Dream Sight", "Possess Animal", "Possess", and Spirit Self."Spirit Self".



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* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. The Kanohi Iden allows the user to separate their spirit from their body, which is limp and vulnerable.
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** Also true in the sequel series LegendOfKorra. Once, while projecting [[spoiler: Korra got captured by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Earth Queen]] and didn't realize it until she got back to her body.]]

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** * Also true in the sequel series LegendOfKorra.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. Once, while projecting [[spoiler: Korra got captured by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Earth Queen]] and didn't realize it until she got back to her body.]]




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* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. The Kanohi Iden allows the user to separate their spirit from their body, which is limp and vulnerable.

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*** ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' #18 adventure "The Halls of Tizun Thane". If a PlayerCharacter smokes any of the Cagayan Sable black lotus leaves, they will fall unconscious and their soul will leave their body and float around the halls. During this time their body is vulnerable to damage and their soul can be trapped in an airtight chamber. If their soul doesn't return to their body in 20 minutes, the body will begin to lose points from TheSixStats until it does.


*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can go into a trance and send a projection of itself out to hunt for food. While the projected form is active, the berbalang is helpless and can be easily killed. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.

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*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can go into a trance and send a projection of itself out to hunt for food.a human being to kill and eat. While the projected form is active, the berbalang is helpless and can be easily killed. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.


*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can send an astral version of itself out to hunt for food. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.

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*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can go into a trance and send an astral version a projection of itself out to hunt for food.food. While the projected form is active, the berbalang is helpless and can be easily killed. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.


** 1st Edition ''Oriental Adventures'' supplement. A number of spells send the caster's spirit away from their body, which not only leaves the body vulnerable to attack but can leave the caster stranded in spirit form if the body is moved. The spells are Dream Vision, Dream Sight, Possess Animal, Possess, and Spirit Self.

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** 1st Edition Advanced D&D.
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''Oriental Adventures'' supplement. A number of spells send the caster's spirit away from their body, which not only leaves the body vulnerable to attack but can leave the caster stranded in spirit form if the body is moved. The spells are Dream Vision, Dream Sight, Possess Animal, Possess, and Spirit Self.Self.
*** ''Fiend Folio'' supplement. The berbalang can send an astral version of itself out to hunt for food. If its astral form is killed, the berbalang has a 75% chance of dying from system shock.

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