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** [[spoiler:"Shadowy Venemous" ''claims'' that he's a [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge]] between Shadowy Figure and Professor Venomous, but several factors[[note]]namely, the fact that he looks almost exactly the same as Shadowy Figure, refers to Venomous in the third person but never does so with Shadowy, and his BossSubtitles ("Venomous is GONE NOW" "Shadowy Figure has overtaken Venomous")[[/note]]heavily imply that he's really a result of Shadowy doing this to Venomous. T.K.O. eventually resolves this by beating Shadowy Figure out of Venomous and destroying him for good.]]

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** [[spoiler:"Shadowy Venemous" Venomous" ''claims'' that he's a [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge]] between Shadowy Figure and Professor Venomous, but several factors[[note]]namely, the fact that he looks almost exactly the same as Shadowy Figure, refers to Venomous in the third person but never does so with Shadowy, and his BossSubtitles ("Venomous is GONE NOW" "Shadowy Figure has overtaken Venomous")[[/note]]heavily imply that he's really a result of Shadowy doing this to Venomous. T.K.O. eventually resolves this by beating Shadowy Figure out of Venomous and destroying him for good.]]

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* In the series climax of ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', this happens to two different people:
** [[spoiler:While K.O. and T.K.O. acted as a [[SplitPersonalityTeam team]] for a while, the former eventually locked the latter in his subconscious once his behavior got out of control. T.K.O. returns the favor as soon as he gets the chance when K.O.'s resolve is weakened, trapping ''him'' instead and resulting in this. It's only resolved when K.O. finally accepts that T.K.O. is a natural part of him that's always been there, and they undergo a permanent, much more benevolent SplitPersonalityMerge instead]].
** [[spoiler:"Shadowy Venemous" ''claims'' that he's a [[SplitPersonalityMerge merge]] between Shadowy Figure and Professor Venomous, but several factors[[note]]namely, the fact that he looks almost exactly the same as Shadowy Figure, refers to Venomous in the third person but never does so with Shadowy, and his BossSubtitles ("Venomous is GONE NOW" "Shadowy Figure has overtaken Venomous")[[/note]]heavily imply that he's really a result of Shadowy doing this to Venomous. T.K.O. eventually resolves this by beating Shadowy Figure out of Venomous and destroying him for good.]]

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* In Noah Smith's stage version of ''Theatre/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde stages one in the final scene, planning to inject himself one more time to stay in control permanently, as Jekyll feared that's what would happen if he did.
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* Black Serpent and Timothy Krane got to Bill Black in Fringe Pro Wrestling and manipulated him into suppressing his split personality Will White.[[/folder]]

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* Black Serpent and Timothy Krane got to Bill Black in Fringe Pro Wrestling and manipulated him into suppressing his split personality Will White.White.
* After numerous months languishing in absence and bad booking, Bray Wyatt returned to TV as an almost Mr. Rogers-esque version of himself - cardigan and all - hosting the ''Firefly Fun House''. As each episode progressed, it became clear that this version of Wyatt was ''even more'' unhinged than his ''"Eater Of Worlds"'' persona until, finally, he debuted his new gimmick; a silent, demonic facet of Bray's personality known only as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUuaqKuMmrY "The Fiend"]].
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* The bad endings of both ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' involve [[spoiler: Dracula seizing control over Soma's body.]]

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* The bad endings of both ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' games involve [[spoiler: Dracula seizing control over Soma's body.]]

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* The bad endings of both ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' involve [[spoiler: Dracula seizing control over Soma's body.]]


** After [[ManchurianAgent Spike]] regains his soul, he intermittently becomes evil again after The First Evil prompts him with a Victorian folksong.


** This happens to Willow when [[spoiler: Tara]] dies.


* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', Haru has a whole collective of Harus inside his head who talk, argue, or play chess ("Haru, this is checkers") with each other. In Episode 8 the Impulsive Haru somehow shoots another Haru and takes direct control of the brain so he can go swimming, with the consequence that he shot the only Haru who knows how to read. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke Then in Episode 18,]] the Haru Who Can Read [[HesBack makes his triumphant return to get Haru back on track after a loss.]] [[ComedicSociopathy The first step of which involves slaughtering a bunch of other Harus and building statues to himself in Haru's mind.]]]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', ''WebVideo/FiftyPercentOff'', Haru has a whole collective of Harus inside his head who talk, argue, or play chess ("Haru, this is checkers") with each other. In Episode 8 the Impulsive Haru somehow shoots another Haru and takes direct control of the brain so he can go swimming, with the consequence that he shot the only Haru who knows how to read. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke Then in Episode 18,]] the Haru Who Can Read [[HesBack makes his triumphant return to get Haru back on track after a loss.]] [[ComedicSociopathy The first step of which involves slaughtering a bunch of other Harus and building statues to himself in Haru's mind.]]]]


* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Max's Monster", [[spoiler:Max's EvilFormerFriend Phil]] [[TheBusCameBack comes back]] after a long stint in the Negative Zone mutated and insane after he was used as a test subject [[spoiler:for the Nemetrix]]. He frequently transforms into a savage energy-eating monster with a mind of its own and begs the heroes to help him. Ben is suspicious but Max and Rook are willing to try. [[spoiler:Ben is ProperlyParanoid, since "Phil" soon admits that "there hasn't been a Phil in this body for ''years''". [[HydePlaysJekyll The monster personality has been in control the entire time]], and [[DeadAllAlong Phil is long gone]].]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode "Max's Monster", [[spoiler:Max's EvilFormerFriend Phil]] [[TheBusCameBack comes back]] after a long stint in the Negative Zone mutated and insane after he was used as a test subject [[spoiler:for the Nemetrix]]. He frequently transforms into a savage energy-eating monster with a mind of its own and begs the heroes to help him. Ben is suspicious but Max and Rook are willing to try. [[spoiler:Ben is ProperlyParanoid, since "Phil" soon admits that "there hasn't been a Phil in this body for ''years''". [[HydePlaysJekyll The monster personality has been in full control the entire time]], and [[DeadAllAlong Phil Phil's original personality is long gone]].]]


* In ''Teen Titans: Together for Tomorrow'', this implied to be what spawned the BigBad, [[spoiler:''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}''. A video diary on his spaceship reveals to the Titans that he was a mild-mannered professor named Vril Dox, but becoming [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul more machine than man]] turned him into a sociopathic {{Planet Looter|s}}. Whatever's left of Dox, it's clearly powerless to stop Brainiac's evil.]]


* The reason Doc Samson turned evil in the ''Red Hulk'' arc; he developed another set of personalities- his current persona, the identity of Doctor Leonard Samson PhD, and the more ruthless 'Samson'- and a 'psychiatric evaluation' in his own mind organised by MODOK saw Samson kill the other two.

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* The reason Doc Samson turned evil in the ''Red Hulk'' arc; he developed another set of personalities- his current persona, the identity of Doctor Leonard Samson PhD, [=PhD=], and the more ruthless 'Samson'- and a 'psychiatric evaluation' in his own mind organised by MODOK saw Samson kill the other two.



* In ''Teen Titans: Together for Tomorrow'', this implied to be what spawned the BigBad, [[spoiler:''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}''. A video diary on his spaceship reveals to the Titans that he was a mild-mannered professor named Vril Dox, but becoming [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul more machine than man]] turned him into a sociopathic {{Planet Looter|s}}. Whatever's left of Dox, it's clearly powerless to stop Brainiac's evil.]]



* This is the major twist in the freeware VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/OriOchiOnoe''. [[spoiler:The protagonist used to be in love with the sweet and gentle Ori, but Ori turned out to be a split personality of the more violent and temperamental Ochi with the two personalities referring to each other as "sisters" and leading separate lives. Unfortunately, a later eye operation destroyed the Ori personality and left just the Ochi personality who the protagonist subsequently entered a very complicated and twisted relationship with. One of the game's endings has Ori regain control after the protagonist makes it clear that he loves only her, and another ending has the two personalities merge to create a more complete Ochi.]]

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* This is the major twist in the freeware VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/OriOchiOnoe''.''Ori, Ochi, Onoe''. [[spoiler:The protagonist used to be in love with the sweet and gentle Ori, but Ori turned out to be a split personality of the more violent and temperamental Ochi with the two personalities referring to each other as "sisters" and leading separate lives. Unfortunately, a later eye operation destroyed the Ori personality and left just the Ochi personality who the protagonist subsequently entered a very complicated and twisted relationship with. One of the game's endings has Ori regain control after the protagonist makes it clear that he loves only her, and another ending has the two personalities merge to create a more complete Ochi.]]


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In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1130.html Durkon does this to the evil vampiric version of himself]]. Specifically, he tricks the vampire into absorbing all of Durkon's lifetime of experiences that went into making him who he is. Since the vampire had had no equivalent lifetime of experiences himself, this turned him into a duplicate of Durkon himself.]] This is an unusual case, as [[spoiler: Durkon was definitely the "weaker" personality in terms of power; in fact he had no control over the body at all.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Durkon:''' But...ye know wha ye are if'n ye haf me body an' all me joys and sorrows?]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Both personalities together:''' Yer ''me''.]]

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In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1130.html Durkon does this to
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* A curious example in ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'' - when an [=AI=] is implanted in a character,
the evil vampiric version of himself]]. Specifically, he tricks effect is described as being "of the vampire into absorbing all of Durkon's lifetime of experiences that went into making him who he is. Since same mind", where the vampire had had no equivalent lifetime of experiences himself, this turned him two entities share thoughts. Though the host is usually able to maintain his or her identity (even if free will is lost), Agent Maine (better known as [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]]) degenerated into a duplicate of Durkon himself.]] This is an unusual case, as [[spoiler: Durkon was definitely mindless husk after playing host to 7 different [=AI=]s ''at once'' and stayed that way even when the "weaker" personality in terms of power; in [=AI=]s were removed. Of particular note is the fact he had no that all 7 [=AI=]s were [[LiteralSplitPersonality Literal Split Personalities]] of another [=AI=], the Alpha.
* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', Haru has a whole collective of Harus inside his head who talk, argue, or play chess ("Haru, this is checkers") with each other. In Episode 8 the Impulsive Haru somehow shoots another Haru and takes direct
control over of the body at all.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Durkon:''' But...ye know wha ye are if'n ye haf me body an' all me joys
brain so he can go swimming, with the consequence that he shot the only Haru who knows how to read. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke Then in Episode 18,]] the Haru Who Can Read [[HesBack makes his triumphant return to get Haru back on track after a loss.]] [[ComedicSociopathy The first step of which involves slaughtering a bunch of other Harus and sorrows?]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Both personalities together:''' Yer ''me''.]]
building statues to himself in Haru's mind.]]]]



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In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[spoiler: [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1130.html Durkon does this to the evil vampiric version of himself]]. Specifically, he tricks the vampire into absorbing all of Durkon's lifetime of experiences that went into making him who he is. Since the vampire has had no equivalent lifetime of experiences himself, this turns him into a duplicate of Durkon himself.]] This is an unusual case, as [[spoiler:Durkon was definitely the "weaker" personality in terms of power; in fact he had no control over the body at all.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Durkon:''' But...ye know wha ye are if'n ye haf me body an' all me joys and sorrows?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Both personalities together:''' Yer ''me''.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler:Calliope, a sweet and genuinely kind girl, shares a body with Caliborn, a barely restrained sociopath. At the end of Act 6 Act 3, Caliborn becomes not so restrained, escapes from his confines, and starts a session on his own, taking over their body completely and burying Calliope in the process. However, some characters believe that she may not be entirely dead and that in fact finding her might be the key to defeating Lord English once and for all. The author mocks Caliborn for doing this, since he stunted his own CharacterDevelopment by averting the SplitPersonalityMerge that Cherubs normally go through.]]
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* A curious example in ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'' - when an [=AI=] is implanted in a character, the effect is described as being "of the same mind", where the two entities share thoughts. Though the host is usually able to maintain his or her identity (even if free will is lost), Agent Maine (better known as [[TheJuggernaut the Meta]]) degenerated into a mindless husk after playing host to 7 different [=AI=]s ''at once'' and stayed that way even when the [=AI=]s were removed. Of particular note is the fact that all 7 [=AI=]s were [[LiteralSplitPersonality Literal Split Personalities]] of another [=AI=], the Alpha.



* Done in a masterfully nightmarish way in ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''. In Entry #61, we're treated to a video of the hooded masked man stealing Tim's medication while Tim is in the bathroom during a coughing fit. After Hoody hides, Tim stumbles into the room and undergoes a disturbingly realistic seizure, then jerkily climbs to his feet and absconds, all with the heavy implication that his ''other'' personality, the original masked man, is back in the driver's seat. Amongst the evidence that Masky is in control is his pronounced limp- after his leg was previously broken, he'd been limping up to his last chronological appearance in the series.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler:Calliope, a sweet and genuinely kind girl, shares a body with Caliborn, a barely restrained sociopath. At the end of Act 6 Act 3, Caliborn becomes not so restrained, escapes from his confines, and starts a session on his own, taking over their body completely and burying Calliope in the process. However, some characters believe that she may not be entirely dead and that in fact finding her might be the key to defeating Lord English once and for all. The author mocks Caliborn for doing this, since he stunted his own CharacterDevelopment by averting the SplitPersonalityMerge that Cherubs normally go through.]]



* In ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', Haru has a whole collective of Harus inside his head who talk, argue, or play chess ("Haru, this is checkers") with each other. In Episode 8 the Impulsive Haru somehow shoots another Haru and takes direct control of the brain so he can go swimming, with the consequence that he shot the only Haru who knows how to read. [[spoiler:[[BrickJoke Then in Episode 18,]] the Haru Who Can Read [[HesBack makes his triumphant return to get Haru back on track after a loss.]] [[ComedicSociopathy The first step of which involves slaughtering a bunch of other Harus and building statues to himself in Haru's mind.]]]]


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* Done in a masterfully nightmarish way in ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''. In Entry #61, we're treated to a video of the hooded masked man stealing Tim's medication while Tim is in the bathroom during a coughing fit. After Hoody hides, Tim stumbles into the room and undergoes a disturbingly realistic seizure, then jerkily climbs to his feet and absconds, all with the heavy implication that his ''other'' personality, the original masked man, is back in the driver's seat. Amongst the evidence that Masky is in control is his pronounced limp- after his leg was previously broken, he'd been limping up to his last chronological appearance in the series.
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* This happened to ComicBook/ProfessorX in ''ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'' as the title villain is Xavier's dark side merged with the basest parts of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s run amok.

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