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* ''ComicBook/IronMan'' villain Fin Fang Foon an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot alien shapeshifting dragon kaiju space navigator]] was killed, at least once, only to possess a convenient human to [[SelfConstructedBeing transform]] into his default form notably by assimilating earth reptiles.



** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of Xehanort's plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors; they're slowly turning into Xehanort, and thus taking on his general appearance. As ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' reveals, the rest of the "real" Organization's members all at least possess gold eyes, with the possible exception of Xion, though she is a character whose AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder]].

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** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of Xehanort's plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors; they're slowly turning into Xehanort, and, and thus taking on his general appearance. As ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' reveals, the rest of the "real" Organization's members all at least possess gold eyes, with the possible exception of Xion, though she is a character whose AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder]].

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* ''Videogame/GrimDawn:'' This is what makes living creatures possessed by the Aetherials so dangerous; quickly enough, the body starts to mutate as the aetherial in question figures out how, and starts developing new powers and combat alterations. And the more control they have, and the longer they've been in charge, the worse it gets; regular possessed usually just have a few alterations and rely on the body's previous capacities, while older ones can get new magics and grow to enormous size. And the Aetherial Vanguard, the ones that set the titular apocalypse in motion and have been in control the longest, include titanic monstrosities that were once regular men, up to [[spoiler:Theodin "the Flesh Shaper" Marcell, who has practically turned his host into an EldritchAbomination of meat and aetherial energies]].


** When Master Xehanort possesses Terra in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' (creating the being who later possesses Riku), this act immediately [[WhiteHairBlackHeart turns Terra's hair white]] and [[SupernaturalGoldEyes his eyes gold]]. As Terra [[IdenticalStranger already bears great resemblance to Master Xehanort in his youth]], Terra-Xehanort essentially becomes a dead ringer for his original incarnation.

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** When Master Xehanort possesses Terra in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'' (creating the being who later possesses Riku), this act immediately [[WhiteHairBlackHeart turns Terra's hair white]] and [[SupernaturalGoldEyes his eyes gold]]. As Terra [[IdenticalStranger already bears great resemblance to Master Xehanort in his youth]], Terra-Xehanort essentially virtually becomes a dead ringer for his original incarnation.



** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of [[spoiler:Xehanort]]'s plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]]]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why [[spoiler:Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors]]; [[MesACrowd they're slowly turning]] ''[[MesACrowd into]]'' [[spoiler:Xehanort]], and thus taking on their general appearance. As certain trailers for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' show, the scale of corruption extends to characters like [[spoiler:Marluxia]], [[spoiler:Larxene]], [[spoiler:Luxord]], [[spoiler:Demyx]], [[spoiler:Vexen]], and even [[spoiler:''Aqua'']] ([[AmbiguousSituation possibly]]).

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** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of [[spoiler:Xehanort]]'s Xehanort's plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]]]] among]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why [[spoiler:Nobodies Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors]]; [[MesACrowd colors; they're slowly turning]] ''[[MesACrowd into]]'' [[spoiler:Xehanort]], turning into Xehanort, and thus taking on their his general appearance. As certain trailers for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' show, reveals, the scale rest of corruption extends to characters like [[spoiler:Marluxia]], [[spoiler:Larxene]], [[spoiler:Luxord]], [[spoiler:Demyx]], [[spoiler:Vexen]], and even [[spoiler:''Aqua'']] ([[AmbiguousSituation possibly]]).the "real" Organization's members all at least possess gold eyes, with the possible exception of Xion, though she is a character whose AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder]].


* In Courage the cowardly dog episode Demon in the mattres Muriel is possessed
* In Tutenstein episode UnPharaoh Dr. Vanderwhelle is possessed by a scorpion demon from a bracelet


* ''Anime/DragonBallGT'': Once [[PuppeteerParasite Baby]] chooses Vegeta as his permanent host body, he slowly does this to Vegeta; eventually, Baby Vegeta is more Baby than Vegeta.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallGT'': Once [[PuppeteerParasite Baby]] chooses Vegeta as his permanent host body, he slowly does this to Vegeta; eventually, Vegeta. At first, it's just FacialMarkings and [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]], but as Baby becomes more powerful, eventually Vegeta is more Baby than Vegeta.looks nothing like himself.


* To extreme proportions in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. When [[spoiler:Envy]] is [[SleepModeSize reduced to their parasite form]] they are taken by [[spoiler:May]]. They persuade her to return to Central, where the catacombs they encounter a hoard of mannequin soldiers. [[spoiler:Envy able to possess one and proceeds to use it control the rest of the mannequin soldiers and assimilates them into their [[EldritchAbomination true form]]. They then return to their preferred form]].

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* To Taken to extreme proportions in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. When [[spoiler:Envy]] is [[SleepModeSize reduced to their parasite form]] they are taken by [[spoiler:May]]. They persuade her [[spoiler:May]] to return go to Central, where the catacombs under central where they encounter are attacked by a hoard of mannequin soldiers. During the chaos [[spoiler:Envy able manages to possess one not one, but '''all''' of the monsters and proceeds to use it control assimilate them, turning the rest mass of the mannequin soldiers and assimilates them into their [[EldritchAbomination true form]]. They form]] and then return to into their preferred form]].


* To extreme proportions in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. When [[spoiler:Envy]] is [[SleepModeSize reduced to their parasite form]] they are taken by [[spoiler:May]]. However, they persuade her to return to Central. In the catacombs, they encounter a hoard of mannequin soldiers. [[spoiler:Envy able to possess a mannequin soldier and proceeds possess all of them and assimilates the monsters them into their [[EldritchAbomination true form]]]].

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* To extreme proportions in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. When [[spoiler:Envy]] is [[SleepModeSize reduced to their parasite form]] they are taken by [[spoiler:May]]. However, they They persuade her to return to Central. In Central, where the catacombs, catacombs they encounter a hoard of mannequin soldiers. [[spoiler:Envy able to possess a mannequin soldier one and proceeds possess all to use it control the rest of them the mannequin soldiers and assimilates the monsters them into their [[EldritchAbomination true form]]]].form]]. They then return to their preferred form]].

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* To extreme proportions in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. When [[spoiler:Envy]] is [[SleepModeSize reduced to their parasite form]] they are taken by [[spoiler:May]]. However, they persuade her to return to Central. In the catacombs, they encounter a hoard of mannequin soldiers. [[spoiler:Envy able to possess a mannequin soldier and proceeds possess all of them and assimilates the monsters them into their [[EldritchAbomination true form]]]].


** The Edo Tensei technique works by taking some genetic material of a deceased person and forcing them into a still-living body. This transforms the host's body into that of the deceased person's, killing the host in the process but allowing the body to become animate.

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** The Edo Tensei technique works by taking some genetic material of a deceased person and forcing them into a still-living body. This [[CloneByConversion transforms the host's body into that of the deceased person's, person's]], killing the host in the process but allowing the body to become animate.

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* In Courage the cowardly dog episode Demon in the mattres Muriel is possessed
* In Tutenstein episode UnPharaoh Dr. Vanderwhelle is possessed by a scorpion demon from a bracelet

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when [[spoiler:Magus]] [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2017-11-10 takes over]] [[spoiler: Elliot's]] body it turns his hair light blond.


** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of [[spoiler:Xehanort]]'s plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]]]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why [[spoiler:Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors]]; [[MesACrowd they're slowly turning]] ''[[MesACrowd into]]'' [[spoiler:Xehanort]], and thus taking on their general appearance. As certain trailers for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' show, the scale of corruption extends to characters like [[spoiler:Marluxia]], [[spoiler:Larxene]], [[spoiler:Luxord]], and even [[spoiler:''Aqua'']] ([[AmbiguousSituation possibly]]).
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games show this as a possible side-effect of being possessed by [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Dark]] [[EldritchAbomination Matter]]. For instance, King Dedede grows a BellyMouth, and a friendly Waddle Dee becomes a Waddle Doo. This is always undone once they're freed from its control.

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** One of the major reveals of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' involves the true scope of [[spoiler:Xehanort]]'s plans: [[spoiler:Organization XIII was originally created so that Xehanort could find candidates to [[GrandTheftMe divide his heart among]]]] as part of a greater plot to eventually gain access to [[MacGuffinLocation Kingdom Hearts]]. This is why [[spoiler:Nobodies like Xigbar and Saïx have physical features their original selves didn't possess, such as gold eyes, PointyEars, and lighter hair colors]]; [[MesACrowd they're slowly turning]] ''[[MesACrowd into]]'' [[spoiler:Xehanort]], and thus taking on their general appearance. As certain trailers for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' show, the scale of corruption extends to characters like [[spoiler:Marluxia]], [[spoiler:Larxene]], [[spoiler:Luxord]], [[spoiler:Demyx]], [[spoiler:Vexen]], and even [[spoiler:''Aqua'']] ([[AmbiguousSituation possibly]]).
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games show this as a possible side-effect side effect of being possessed by [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Dark]] [[EldritchAbomination Matter]]. For instance, King Dedede grows a BellyMouth, and a friendly Waddle Dee becomes a Waddle Doo. This is always undone once they're freed from its control.

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* In ''Webcomic/ArchieSonicOnline'', Ixis Naugus is still in possession of Geoffrey St. John's body. Unfortunately for Naugus he involuntary keeps on slowly reverting back to his old form.


* Likewise, the spirits in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' can do this to their hosts, but only at the point where they've either destroyed the host's consciousness or irreversibly taken over their soul. In any case, the body starts to take on elements of the spirit possessing it - for the Hosts, this is usually the creature the Host derives from (examples include spiders, rats, crows, worms, fungi, etc.), but for the Spirit-Claimed, the possessed takes on elements of its nature (a fire elemental will give its host bright eyes and blisters, a death spirit will make its host look gaunt, etc.).

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* Likewise, the spirits in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'' can do this to their hosts, but only at the point where they've either destroyed the host's consciousness or irreversibly taken over their soul. In any case, the body starts to take on elements of the spirit possessing it - -- for the Hosts, this is usually the creature the Host derives from (examples include spiders, rats, crows, worms, fungi, etc.), but for the Spirit-Claimed, the possessed takes on elements of its nature (a fire elemental will give its host bright eyes and blisters, a death spirit will make its host look gaunt, etc.).



** Krocodilus is forcibly transformed into Greydle Crocodile in the artwork for Greydle Parasite

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' (and, quite possibly, the old Doom games) demonic possession turns people into zombies.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' (and, quite possibly, the old Doom ''Doom'' games) demonic possession turns people into zombies.



** If a Darkspawn Archdemon is killed by anyone but a Grey Warden, its soul will simply jump to the nearest Darkspawn. [[spoiler: Corypheus]] (second and third game spoilers) has a similar power, what with being [[spoiler: one of the Magisters who became the first Darkspawn. Unlike an Archdemon, however, he can posses Wardens and survive the process.]]

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** If a Darkspawn Archdemon is killed by anyone but a Grey Warden, its soul will simply jump to the nearest Darkspawn. [[spoiler: Corypheus]] [[spoiler:Corypheus]] (second and third game spoilers) has a similar power, what with being [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of the Magisters who became the first Darkspawn. Unlike an Archdemon, however, he can posses Wardens and survive the process.]]



* When an Ing from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' fuses itself to a host, the host takes on a darker, mutated appearance as a direct result.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'': [[spoiler: Noval Dilan becomes the physical embodiment of Kali Yuga (with Durga's appearance) and grows to the size of a planet]].

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* When an Ing from ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' fuses itself to a host, the host takes on a darker, mutated appearance as a direct result.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'': [[spoiler: Noval [[spoiler:Noval Dilan becomes the physical embodiment of Kali Yuga (with Durga's appearance) and grows to the size of a planet]].planet.]]



** When first offered a DealWithTheDevil by their GuardianEntity "other-self," characters gain SupernaturalGoldEyes just like TheHeartless they battle.
* Those who would wield the [[EvilWeapon cursed blade]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]] become enslaved by its desire to feed on souls. Part of this process typically involves growing a hideous [[RightRedHand claw on one of their arms]] (the only exception being Cervantes, who suffered no physical deformities when he was using it).

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** When first offered a DealWithTheDevil by their GuardianEntity "other-self," "other self", characters gain SupernaturalGoldEyes just like TheHeartless they battle.
* Those who would wield the [[EvilWeapon cursed blade]] [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]] become enslaved by its desire to feed on souls. Part of this process typically involves growing a hideous [[RightRedHand claw on one of their arms]] (the arms]]. The only exception being Cervantes, who exceptions to this seen are Algol (whose HeroicWillpower allowed him to completely override Soul Edge's evil influence), his son Arcturus (presumably because he was killed by Algol in self-defense not too long after stealing Soul Edge and attacking his father), and Cervantes (who suffered no physical deformities when he was using it).it, though the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] {{interquel}} ''Soulcalibur Legends'' retroactively gives him the mutated arm to line up with all the other Soul Edge wielders). Interestingly, ''VideoGame/SoulcaliburV'' shows that game's Nightmare ([[spoiler:Soul Edge using Raphael's body as a host]]) being able to voluntarily suppress the deformities and take on a regular appearance in order to blend in as [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Graf Dumas]].



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* This is how the Kurain Spirit Channeling system works in the ''{{Franchise/Ace Attorney}}'' titles. It comes in handy more than once, allowing a widow to see, hear and speak to her fallen husband one more time, [[spoiler: allows a medium to hide from a vengeful spirit that wants them dead]] and [[spoiler: allows a spirit to hide the fact that they have died from a friend of theirs, in order to keep their spirits up.]]

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* This is how the Kurain Spirit Channeling system works in the ''{{Franchise/Ace Attorney}}'' ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' titles. It comes in handy more than once, allowing a widow to see, hear and speak to her fallen husband one more time, [[spoiler: allows [[spoiler:allows a medium to hide from a vengeful spirit that wants them dead]] and [[spoiler: allows [[spoiler:allows a spirit to hide the fact that they have died from a friend of theirs, in order to keep their spirits up.]]up]].


* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'', Daemons will alter the body of their host, moulding it into one more suitable for them. The host rarely lasts for very long.

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Daemons will alter the body of their host, moulding it into one more suitable for them. The host rarely lasts for very long.long.
** Lucius the Eternal, the Champion of Slaanesh, gets his epithat ecause whoever kills him slowly turns into him. Once the transformation is complete, the killer is just another screaming face trapped in Lucius' armor.

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