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Basic Trope: A person who was brought up solely so their body could be taken over by someone else.

  • Straight: Emperor Evulz has raised Bob solely for the purpose of taking over his body once his own receives too many injuries or becomes too old to function at peak efficiency.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz has thousands of offspring, all of whom were raised to be body donors.
  • Downplayed: Emperor Evulz raised Bob to use him somehow, with one major possibility being use as a body donor.
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  • Justified: Emperor Evulz has Mortality Phobia and wants to escape death.
  • Inverted: Emperor Evulz has brought Bob up solely so Bob can one day take over his body.
  • Subverted: Alice confronts Emperor Evulz about raising Bob as a body donor. Emperor Evulz scoffs, telling her that there's no way to swap minds and he's only been raising Bob to have a big role in his plots.
  • Double Subverted: ...But it turns out Evulz was employing Exact Words. It's impossible to swap minds, but it's very possible to place another mind into an already occupied body and make it the dominant persona.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Body-swapping is not possible in this universe.
  • Enforced: The author wants to make Bob more woobie-ish and Evulz more despicable.
  • Lampshaded:
    Alice: That's all you're here for? A walking body transplant?
    Bob: Yes.
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  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Alice knows Evulz intends to take over Bob's body, so, as a Taking You with Me backup plan, she slips Bob a paralytic agent that he can take so Evulz won't be able to benefit from the body swap.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???


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