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Mind Exchange
Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place) switches bodies with her mother

Power/Ability to:

Switch minds with other beings

The power to switch minds with other beings.

Also Called

  • Body Hopping/Swap/Switching
  • Brain Switch
  • Metempsychosis
  • Mind Swap


User can take over the mind of another, this may or may not accompany the target taking the mind of the user. Some users have changed so many times that they no longer know which body is their own. Some users can inhabit more than one mind at a time, producing a limited Hive Mind.



  • May lose control over user's own body.
  • May not be able to return to a previous mind.
  • May not be in full control sharing the mind with target.
  • May have a limit on how long one can stay in a single mind.
  • May cause damage to host mind or body.
  • May be vulnerable while taking over another mind.
  • Transferring may take time.
  • May require physical contact or an object.
  • User cannot use targets memories or change them.
  • Users of Indomitable Will, Strong Heart and/or Psychic Shield are either immune or highly resistant.
  • May lose powers after minds after switched.
  • Cannot work against Divided Mind since the user can only take over one mind at a time.

Known Users

See Also: Body Snatcher, Grand Theft Me and Body Surf

  • FATE/Lynx (Chrono Cross)
  • Mao (Darker Than Black); only with animals
  • Manaphy/Phione (Pokemon); via Heart Swap
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel)
  • Baby Land God (Dog Days)
  • Captain Ginyu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Puppeteer (Top Cow's Freshmen)
  • Jen (MisFits)
  • Trafalgar Law (One Piece), via the Ope Ope no Mi
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10); using a spell
  • Cambiador (Combo Ninos)
  • Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
  • Patrick VanDusen (Super Smash Stadium)
  • Experiment 355 "Swapper" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Switcheroo (Stitch!)
  • Tren Krom (BIONICLE)
  • The Change Card (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Astaroth (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Catherine Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Marcus Roscoe (Angel)
  • Rao Vantika (Star trek)
  • Ambar (Aliados)
  • Witches (Charmed); via Potion Making
  • Soothsayers (Charmed)
  • Imara (Charmed); via Potion Making and Spell Casting
  • Ellen (The Witch's house)
  • Haruto Tokishima (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Saki Rukino (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • The Great Race of Yith (H.P. Lovecraft's works)
  • Urara Shiraishi (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Jumpers (Wild Cards)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via the Body-Switching Spell
  • Dash Gardiner (Witches of East End); via Spell Casting
  • Silver Chariot Requiem (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo)

Known Objects

  • Draconian Katra (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Enchanted Mirror (Jake Long: American Dragon)
  • Changeling Spell (Fairy Tail)
  • Electron Carpet (Gravity Falls)
  • Mind scrambler (Lloyd in Space)


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