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* ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'': Zange is [[spoiler:also a ''kami'', in possession of a body named Haruka. She sometimes [[TalkingToThemself has conversations with her host.]]]]

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* ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'': ''Manga/KannagiCrazyShrineMaidens'': Zange is [[spoiler:also a ''kami'', in possession of a body named Haruka. She sometimes [[TalkingToThemself has conversations with her host.]]]]


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** Used by the Exorcists, a Loyalist chapter who undergo possession as part of their training. [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Despite the incredibly stupid-sounding nature of the project]], they actually took sane precautions like keeping a squad of Literature/GreyKnights on hand and only summoning minor Warp creatures into the hosts. After twelve hours of possession, the hosts are exorcised, and the survivors become invisible to all but the most powerful of daemons, preventing them from being possessed again in most cases.

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** Used by the Exorcists, a Loyalist chapter who undergo possession as part of their training. [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Despite the incredibly stupid-sounding nature of the project]], they actually took sane precautions like keeping a squad of Literature/GreyKnights [[DemonSlaying Grey Knights]] on hand and only summoning minor Warp creatures into the hosts. After twelve hours of possession, the hosts are exorcised, and the survivors become invisible to all but the most powerful of daemons, preventing them from being possessed again in most cases.


* ''Literature/MatthewSwift'': The titualar Matthew Swift, and the blue electric angels in ''A Madness of Angels''. Their... cohabitation in Matthew's body is [[WhodunnitToMe more]] or [[FirstEpisodeResurrection less]] an accident, but neither party seems to have a problem with it, probably because they're combined so thoroughly that they're pretty much the same entity now anyway.

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* ''Literature/MatthewSwift'': The titualar titular Matthew Swift, and the blue electric angels in ''A Madness of Angels''. Their... cohabitation in Matthew's body is [[WhodunnitToMe more]] or [[FirstEpisodeResurrection less]] an accident, but neither party seems to have a problem with it, probably because they're combined so thoroughly that they're pretty much the same entity now anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseFuture'': has a variant where the channeler channels living people instead of ghosts or spirits. [[spoiler:White Diamond]] gains this ability after her HeelFaceTurn by reversing her MindControl ability so instead of taking control of other gems, she now allows other gems to control her.

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* In ''Webcomic/GhostTheater'', the main character has a FrozenFace due to emotional trauma. She takes a job in the supernatural theater of the title, allowing the spirits of the dead to posses her and act out parts in the plays, because her face is able to express emotion while she's inhabited by a ghost.


* On ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Avatars who have mastered the Avatar State can channel Raava the Avatar Spirit and all her past hosts.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Avatars who have mastered the Avatar State can channel Raava the Avatar Spirit and all her past hosts.


* In ''Literature/TheTruth'', one theory accounting for Altogether Andrews' multiple personalities is that he'd started out as an overly-hospitable example of this trope. Eventually he was "colonized" by so many wandering souls that there was no room left for Andrews himself.

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* In ''Literature/TheTruth'', one theory accounting for Altogether Andrews' multiple personalities is that he'd started out as an overly-hospitable example of this trope. Eventually he was "colonized" "[[BodyAndHost colonized]]" by so many wandering souls that there was no room left for Andrews himself.himself. [[note]]Some present-day multiples report that a hosting origin is TruthInTelevision for them although there's plenty of "room" and any original person or persons need not vacate.[[/note]]



** This is what the Arretians were doing with Kirk, Spock and Dr. Mulhall in "Recap/StarTrekS2E20ReturnToTomorrow". Gene Coon and Gene Roddenberry tried to play down author John Dugan's original ideas because they seemed "highly mystical, theological, religious and non-''Star Trek''". Dugan was a devout Catholic and their changes were so out of line with his beliefs that they caused him to use his pseudonym Knightsbridge on the final work.

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** This is what the Arretians were doing with Kirk, Spock and Dr. Mulhall in "Recap/StarTrekS2E20ReturnToTomorrow". Gene Coon and Gene Roddenberry tried to play down author John Dugan's original ideas because they seemed "highly mystical, theological, religious and non-''Star Trek''". Dugan was a devout Catholic and their changes were so out of line with his beliefs beliefs[[note]]in particular, he wrote that Sargon and Thalassa would continue to exist as spirits in "infinity", but atheist Roddenberry rewrote it to "oblivion". Dugan was right pissed.[[/note]] that they caused him to use his pseudonym Knightsbridge on the final work.


Note: A Willing Channeler is NOT the possessing entity, it is the host. TruthInTelevision as this is what [[SpookySeance Spiritualist Mediums]] as well as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamanism Shamans]] invite and encourage. It is one of the basics of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Vodou Vaudon]] and other similar [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-American_religion African diasporan traditions]]. In traditional Balinese society, [[http://www.indo.com/featured_article/sanghyang.html the hosts are little girls]] who are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvqOqw3OR0s possessed by angels]] to restore villages after sickness or drought.[[note]]As Balinese farmers reinstate ancient sustainable rice farming methods, they [[https://sanghyangdedari.org/resurrecting-sang-hyang-dedari-dance-to-preserve-balis-rice-field/ revive this ceremony to bless the fields]].[[/note]] Some mediums' reported voluntary possession relationships have been known to last for decades, usually in co-operative arrangements, like a SplitPersonalityTeam.

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Note: A Willing Channeler is NOT the possessing entity, it is the host. TruthInTelevision as this is what [[SpookySeance Spiritualist Mediums]] as well as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamanism Shamans]] invite and encourage. It is one of the basics of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_Vodou Vaudon]] and other similar [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-American_religion African diasporan traditions]]. In traditional Balinese society, [[http://www.indo.com/featured_article/sanghyang.html the hosts are little girls]] who in a ceremony called ''sanghyang dedari'' are [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvqOqw3OR0s possessed by angels]] to restore villages after sickness or drought.[[note]]As Balinese farmers reinstate ancient sustainable rice farming methods, they [[https://sanghyangdedari.org/resurrecting-sang-hyang-dedari-dance-to-preserve-balis-rice-field/ revive this ceremony to bless the fields]].[[/note]] Some mediums' reported voluntary possession relationships have been known to last for decades, usually in co-operative arrangements, like a SplitPersonalityTeam.


* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' an entire group of the normally AlwaysChaoticEvil (at the time) BigBad Goa'uld race elected to [[DefectorFromDecadence take only willing hosts]] and form a resistance movement (Tok'ra) to fight their evil kin. This actually led to an amusing misunderstanding during FirstContact: the protagonists, after hearing of them, came to offer an "alliance", which the Tok'ra naturally took to mean they wanted to join with a symbiote (what else does a human have to offer a nearly-immortal alien with ancient supertech?), much to SG-1's alarm. Also, some of the human servants of the Goa'uld have been brainwashed to treat being chosen as the next host as the greatest honor imaginable, not realizing that they'd be trapped in their own body for centuries.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' an entire group of the normally AlwaysChaoticEvil (at the time) BigBad Goa'uld race elected to [[DefectorFromDecadence take only willing hosts]] and form a resistance movement (Tok'ra) to fight their evil kin. This actually led to an amusing misunderstanding during FirstContact: the protagonists, after hearing of them, came to offer an "alliance", which the Tok'ra naturally took to mean they wanted to join with a symbiote (what else does a human have to offer a nearly-immortal alien with ancient supertech?), much to SG-1's alarm. Also, some of the human servants of the Goa'uld have been brainwashed to treat being chosen as the next host as the greatest honor imaginable, not realizing that they'd be trapped in their own body for centuries.centuries with none of the "pleasures" they think they'll experience.


* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' an entire group of the normally AlwaysChaoticEvil (at the time) BigBad Goa'uld race elected to [[DefectorFromDecadence take only willing hosts]] and form a resistance movement to fight their evil kin. Also, some of the human servants of the Goa'uld have been brainwashed to treat being chosen as the next host as the greatest honor imaginable, not realizing that they'd be trapped in their own body for centuries.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'' an entire group of the normally AlwaysChaoticEvil (at the time) BigBad Goa'uld race elected to [[DefectorFromDecadence take only willing hosts]] and form a resistance movement (Tok'ra) to fight their evil kin.kin. This actually led to an amusing misunderstanding during FirstContact: the protagonists, after hearing of them, came to offer an "alliance", which the Tok'ra naturally took to mean they wanted to join with a symbiote (what else does a human have to offer a nearly-immortal alien with ancient supertech?), much to SG-1's alarm. Also, some of the human servants of the Goa'uld have been brainwashed to treat being chosen as the next host as the greatest honor imaginable, not realizing that they'd be trapped in their own body for centuries.


* In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', one theory accounting for Altogether Andrews' multiple personalities is that he'd started out as an overly-hospitable example of this trope. Eventually he was "colonized" by so many wandering souls that there was no room left for Andrews himself.

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* In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', ''Literature/TheTruth'', one theory accounting for Altogether Andrews' multiple personalities is that he'd started out as an overly-hospitable example of this trope. Eventually he was "colonized" by so many wandering souls that there was no room left for Andrews himself.


* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' where [[OnlySaneMan Stan]] willingly fuses with [[AntiVillain Satan]] in order to [[EvilVsEvil fight]] [[spoiler:the Canadian Devil, Beelzaboot]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark,'' where [[OnlySaneMan Stan]] willingly fuses with [[AntiVillain Satan]] in order to [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil fight]] [[spoiler:the Canadian Devil, Beelzaboot]].


* In the Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse, the energy beings known as the Fates can enter into a being's mind and control their body while their own consciousness is inert. The being has to be a) the right sort of person with the correct genes or mental abilities, and b) willing. Astraea, the leader of a Cardassian religion based upon worship of the mysterious "good" Fates led by Oralius, is the best example of the truly WillingChanneler. See: ''Literature/TerokNor'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra''. The EvilCounterpart to Oralius, Uramtali (leader of the Night Spirits) shows up in the ''Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra'' novel ''Well of Souls''. She cheats a bit; she ensures her host is "willing" by placing him in a situation where if he refuses his child suffers.

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* In the Literature/StarTrekNovelVerse, the energy beings known as the Fates can enter into a being's mind and control their body while their own consciousness is inert. The being has to be a) the right sort of person with the correct genes or mental abilities, and b) willing. Astraea, the leader of a Cardassian religion based upon worship of the mysterious "good" Fates led by Oralius, is the best example of the truly WillingChanneler.Willing Channeler. See: ''Literature/TerokNor'' and ''Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra''. The EvilCounterpart to Oralius, Uramtali (leader of the Night Spirits) shows up in the ''Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra'' novel ''Well of Souls''. She cheats a bit; she ensures her host is "willing" by placing him in a situation where if he refuses his child suffers.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}: This is apparently a power Quack Quack has. He uses it to channel Olga, a sentient block of ice, into his body so she can directly communicate her needs by talking through his mouth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': This is apparently a power Quack Quack has. He uses it to channel Olga, a sentient block of ice, into his body so she can directly communicate her needs by talking through his mouth.


* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' The English spy/adventurer Trelawney Thorpe is able to summon England's uber-Spark Queen Albia to directly possess her body, at the cost of great physical strain.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' More than one example, none of them exactly pleasant for the channeler.
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The English spy/adventurer Trelawney Thorpe is able to summon England's uber-Spark Queen Albia to directly possess her body, at the cost of great physical strain.strain.
** Carson von Mekkhan has sockets installed in his skull that, when properly plugged into, allow Castle Heterodyne to access his body and speak through it.
** "His Serenity" the Deepdweller has been long trained to allow the god-like Great Cetacean Ahnkokanth to speak through him. Ahnkokanth is loud and peevish, leaving His Serenity as something of a NervousWreck.

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