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Basic Trope: Demonic Possession involves Shapeshifting.

  • Straight: Alex the ghost possesses Bob the human, Bob is transformed into Alex's likeness.
  • Exaggerated: Alex the demon possesses Bob the human, Bob turns into a thing and is no longer remotely human.
  • Downplayed: Axle the robot downloads itself into Bob, now Bob has nifty glowing hair.
  • Justified: Alex the ghost needs the utility of a transformed Bob to complete a quest so that he can move on.
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  • Inverted: Bob remains unchanged, but Alex's ghost resembles Bob after leaving his body.
  • Subverted: Bob is a mutant, so he would have changed anyway; Alex just acted as a catalyst.
  • Double Subverted: ...except Bob changes in a different way than what his mutant powers normally entail.
  • Parodied: Alice the ghost possesses Bob the Human. Gender bending and awkwardness ensues. The transformation even includes Bob's Clothes and other possessions.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob is possessed, but no transformation happens.
    • Or, no possession happens in the first place
  • Enforced: Someone needed An Aesop inserted about becoming someone different if one isn't carefull.
  • Lampshaded: "Bob looks...a little different! Fetch the exorcist!"
  • Invoked: When dealing with forces beyond all mortal ken be sure to check the fine print and bring a mirror.
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  • Exploited: "Ooh let's Fusion Dance with the genie! Then we can fight crime!"
  • Defied: "I brought the mirror and no there will be no improvements now give me what was promised."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Betty switched minds with Veronica? Cool! Now they have each other's hair!"
  • Deconstructed: Alex is exorcised from Bob, however as the transformation had ontological inertia Bob now looks like Alex permanently.
  • Reconstructed: Bob was a transhumanist anyway and embraces the change in appearance and abilities.

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