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  • In Ghosts of the Past, the sequel to Child of the Storm, this happens to a number of characters in chapter 2. The circumstances, however, mean that this is uniquely played for horror rather than comedy.
  • In His Shoes inflicts this on Zuko and Sokka, back when they were still enemies.
  • Another fanfic called In His Shoes, this one from the Rurouni Kenshin fandom, has Genius Bruiser Hiko and Bishōnen Fragile Speedster Kenshin swapping bodies during a sparring match and trying to avoid detection. Aoshi almost figures out what happened, detecting the switch but not realizing it wasn't an advanced training technique.
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  • The X-Files fanfic Impulse has Mulder and Scully swap bodies. Hilarity Ensues as Scully has to interview an abductee and Mulder is forced to do an autopsy.
  • In The Switch Glitch, a magic e-mail chain letter causes an eccentric Fullmetal Alchemist fangirl to swap bodies with Edward Elric himself (for the first quarter of the fic at least). Hilarity Ensues.
  • Done in Episode Nine of Demyx Time, with the two Kingdom Hearts leads Demyx and Axel.
  • Both Meg's Family Series and The Spellbook use this trope, the former with Family Guy's Peter and Zack, and the latter with Meg and Lois.
  • A Mile in His Shoes uses the "learning experience" part of this trope with One Piece's Zoro and Sanji's rather opposite approaches to romance being contrasted to the benefit of both.
  • The Self-Insert fanfics Spellbinding Radiance and Mass Vexations engaged in a flip in which the two author avatars switch bodies across fanfics. It was mostly played for laughs, and within the continuity of both fics it's treated as a Bizarro Episode given that it was an April Fools' Day prank.
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  • In 10 Miles In Your Shoes, Kai and Tyson of Beyblade explore each others life through this.
  • In Trading Places, Sponge Bob swaps bodies with Eliza Thronberry's older sister Debbie.
  • In Calvin and Hobbes: The Series, this occurs between frenemies Calvin and Socrates and (unsurprisingly) Hilarity Ensues.
  • Harry Potter:
    • The infamous Body Swap Day at Absit Omen saw a fair chunk of Hogwarts' population randomly swapping bodies thanks to a breakfast-time prank. It wore off by dinner, leaving enough time for a few relationship revelations and a canceled Quidditch match.
    • A Walk In Your Shoes has Lily and James experience this in their seventh year at Hogwarts with a twist of the understanding of the other being a prerequisite of changing back to their original bodies.
    • In Harry Potter and the Life of a Veela Harry and Fleur swap bodies due to the interaction of a large number of hexes.
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    • In Being Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy awakens in Harry Potter's body. However, this is a Zig-Zag of this trope, because the person in Malfoy's body isn't Harry at all...
    • In The Timing's Not So Bad Harry and Ginny swap bodies for a day because they're soulmates.
  • The Farscape fic “In the Flesh” is essentially a sequel to “Out of Their Minds” when Moya is attacked by an alien race who have salvaged the ship from the original attack, except that this time only four of the crew are switched. As a result, not only are the crew forced to depend on Pilot for their rescue when he is transferred into Aeryn’s body while the rest of the crew are away, but they also face a potential time limit as Chiana has been switched with Moya, creating the risk that Chiana’s body and mind will suffer permanent damage from trying to host Moya’s soul/cope with the scale of input from Moya’s body.
  • In Joy Ride, Starsky switches bodies with his car. Naturally, Hilarity Ensues.
  • The Infinite Loops will sometimes shuffle Loopers around to different positions when they reboot.
  • Several of them occur over the course of Diaries of a Madman. So far they've been used for revenge, a competition to see who can act the most like the other, or have been caused by Twilight messing up a spell.
  • This is a rather common trope in We Are All Pokémon Trainers. Examples include:
    • Happened three times from Sinnoh to Unova-1, first with Jane and Palkia, the second time with DS and Artemis and the third with Daisy and Pink. A weird variation of this also seemed to happen between Jane and Entei.
    • Happens yet again with Anom and Wolf, due to a Manaphy. Unlike the other examples, it's played as a more serious major plot point rather than a brief joke, and lasted for pretty much the whole Oblivia arc.
    • This later happened in Kalos when a particularly "playful" Obscuric being decided to swap Mezzo and Eskay's minds. This ended up causing a small amount of chaos, especially when the fix turned out to be a kiss.
    • Deziree, Psyche, and Pentigan end up switching bodies for a brief period during the Fiore portion of Ranger-2.
  • The story Cutie Mark Crusadicorn has Twilight Sparkle accidentally switching bodies with Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo at the same time, leading to a combination of Two Beings, One Body and Literal Split Personality.
  • In Princess Trixie Sparkle it's the driving conflict of the entire story: Twilight is switched with Trixie, Spike is switched with Rainbow Dash, Applejack is switched with Fluttershy, and Rarity is switched with Pinkie Pie.
  • Manaphy and its attack Heart Swap is often the catalyst for these types of plots in Pokémon fanfiction. (And even some non-Pokémon fanfiction.) Along with the aforementioned swap in the We Are All Pokémon Trainers roleplay, Manaphy is often responsible for swaps between trainers and their Pokémon, Ash or one or more of his companions (like here), or various characters in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fanfics. There's even at least one (unfortunately dormant) fanfic involving Manaphy switching Eusine the Suicune-obsessed researcher from Pokémon Gold and Silver with Suicune itself, much to the latter's chagrin.
  • This is the essential aspect to Into the Blender where a MacGuffin causes the Mane Six plus Scootaloo and an OC to swap bodies while also affecting four other ponies in their vicinity. The goal is to retrieve the item in question and get everypony back to normal.
  • In Superman and Man, Christopher Reeve and Superman's bodies are swapped by Destiny of the Endless.
    Superman: Okay, Des. Last time we met, you put me through a little teaching session. You held me back from solving some problems that you said people could solve themselves, that you said they needed to solve themselves. So. You're the one who played Body Snatcher with both of us?
  • Frozen
    • The Switch has Anna and Elsa switching bodies with each other after the two drank a mysterious bottle at the same time. Unfortunately, the Annual Royalty ball happens to arrive soon and with the queen being the host, Anna is forced to learn how to act like a proper queen for once.
    • Chapter 17 and 18 of Elsa and Anna has the two sisters being cursed by a witch to switch bodies with one another under the prophecy of discovering how the other lived. And it started during an argument where they express their jealousy for each other.
  • The basic premise of Of Quirks, Dwarves, One For All and Arkenstone is that Izuku Midoriya and Bilbo Baggins swap bodies every few days. After spending the first few sessions freaking out about this, the two realize that they could communicate with each other by leaving notes in their respective rooms for the other to find in a manner akin to the events of Your Name, heavily influencing each other's lives for better or worse. In addition, the effects of physical exertion are shared between them, which leads Izuku and Bilbo to share bodybuilding duties while they're in each other's bodies, allowing Izuku to finish his training to become One For All's vessel a week early and making Bilbo a very muscular hobbit.
  • The Flash Sentry Chronicles: Flash and Twilight go through this in "Walking a Mile in Each Others Horse Shoes".
  • Prison Island Break has Eggman and Finitevus do this as a psychological experiment on Sonic and Scourge (based on several comic issues). They try to fake each other to avoid being beaten up. However Sonic rapidly tires of how unpopular and lonely he's become and wonders if this is what it's like to be Shadow. Even better, he gets Scourge's Heroin withdrawal symptoms and finds out how hard it really is to come off drugs. The sociopathic Scourge however doesn't decide that friends are wonderful, but rather tires of having to be nice to people he considers weak, longs for Heroin psychologically, and learns nothing long-term.
  • In the South Park fan fic Lightning has Stan and Kenny switch bodies after being struck by lightning. This leads to them assembling Coon and Friends to go into Cthulhu's dimension to get him to undo the swap.
  • The fifth Halloween Unspectacular has a mini-arc centered around this: Plankton tries to use a pair of special socks to switch bodies with Mister Krabs in order to get the Krabby Patty formula, but Dipper and Wendy end up accidentally using them instead. It also features a reference to the Gravity Falls episode that used the same plot, with Dipper's reaction to this being along the lines of Oh, No... Not Again!

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