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The power to inhabit the body of a living being. Sub-power of Meta-Possession. Opposite of Exorcism.

Also Called

  • Body Hijacking
  • Body Possession
  • Bodyjacking
  • Overshadowing
  • Psionic Possession
  • Take-Over Magic

Capabilities

User can possess or take over the body of any living being, whether sentient or not, by stealing their motor functions and senses. Users may or may not have to leave their own body for this to take place. Disembodied users such as spirits may use the body as their own.

Applications

  • Temporarily/permanently inhabit the body of the target.
  • Take complete control of a target's body, even using it as your own (the target is then known as a vessel).
  • Control a person's actions.
  • The user's mind/spirit/soul can leave their body freely.
  • Skilled users can possess multiple host bodies while retaining their own or even while occupying another vessel.
  • When the user possesses a body, they gain the skills and powers of the body.
  • Can possess a body which can be useful for espionage and can lie dormant inside the person's mind and body.
  • Utilize as a last resort to escape a dying body and to achieve immortality.

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Overtaken host may be able to fight back for their body.
  • May need to focus to return to original body.
  • May be overpowered by the host, placing the inhabitant in a sleep-like state.
  • May have to touch the target for transfer to be made.
  • May only work with one body at a time for new users.
  • May only be able to use another's body with the host's permission.
  • User can be exorcised from the host.
  • May be banished through Purification.
  • May need to switch bodies often in order to preserve their life.
  • May kill the host in the process by "crushing" them from the inside.
  • May die if the host is killed.
  • The inhabitant's actual body may be vulnerable to attack and the inhabitant may die or become trapped in the host if the possessor's body is damaged/destroyed beyond repair.
  • Users of Indomitable Will are either resistant or immune.
  • May not have control over the host body, but simply influence the host with Mind Control.
  • User may cause damage to the host (sheer power, physiology rejection, etc.).
  • Cannot possess those with Possession Immunity.

Known Users

See Also: Body Snatcher, Body Surf, Demonic Possession and Grand Theft Me.

Cartoons

  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazeBlue)
  • Carrie (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak
  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Alpha (Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United)
  • Makuta Teridax (Bionicle)
  • Colonel H. Stinkmeaner (The Boondocks)
  • Casper (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
  • X.A.N.A. (Code Lyoko)
  • Demon in the Mattress (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Ghosts (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
  • Billy Joe Cobra (Dude, That's My Ghost)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Ma and Pa (Gravity Falls)
  • Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Ghosts (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Alpha/Leonard L. Church (Red vs. Blue)
  • Omega/ O'Malley (Red vs. Blue)
  • Unity (Rick and Morty)
  • Snake Jailbird (The Simpsons)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)
  • Ancestral Witches (Winx Club)
  • Sibini (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Gooey alien (Dexter's Laboratory); only get into brains
  • Brain worms (Teenage Mutatn Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series); only get into noses
  • Alien rice weevils (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness); only get into ears
  • Billy (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)

Comics

  • A.D.A.M. (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Vampy Cats/The Swell (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight)
  • Wisps (Charmed Comic)
  • Doctor Bedlam (DC Comics)
  • Daemonites (DC Comics)
  • Deadman (DC Comics)
  • Eclipso (DC Comics)
  • Jericho (DC Comics)
  • Lord Defile (DC Comics)
  • Lord Helspont (DC Comics)
  • Lord Hightower (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Kurt Kilgore (Image Comics)
  • Mammon (Image Comics)
  • Luca Aldine (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Chthon (Marvel Comics)
  • Dream Catcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); when possessed by the Phoenix Force entity
  • Karma/Xi'an Manh (Marvel Comics)
  • Nocturne/T.J. Wagner (Marvel Comics)
  • Proteus (Marvel Comics)
  • Palpatine (Star Wars: Dark Empire); via Transfer essence

Films

  • Legion (5ive Girls)
  • Babadook (The Babadook)
  • Arousians (The Brain from Planet Arous)
    • Gor
    • Vol
  • Jimmy Lee (Double Dragon); via Double Dragon Medallion
  • Koga Shuko (Double Dragon); via Double Dragon Medallion
  • Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Evil Dead)
  • Pazuzu (The Exorcist)
  • Azazel (Fallen)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Zuul (Ghostbusters)
  • Vinz Clortho (Ghostbusters)
  • Deimata (Girl vs Monster)
  • Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)
  • Julia (Heart and Souls)
  • Harrison (Heart and Souls)
  • Milo (Heart and Souls)
  • Penny Washington (Heart and Souls)
  • Necromancer (Island of Lost Souls)
  • Elizabeth Masterson (Just Like Heaven)
  • Agents (The Matrix)
    • Agent Smith
  • Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Samara Morgan (The Ring 2)
  • Darconians (Super Buddies)
    • Commander Drex
  • Prince Koura (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Yan Lo (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)
  • The Monks (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)

Literature

  • Sarafine Duchannes (Caster Chronicles)
  • Ty'iga demons (The Chronicles of Amber)
  • Aura Triton (Daughters of the Moon)
  • The Cunning Man (Discworld)
  • Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • Souls (The Host)
    • Wanda
  • Kronos (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); once possessed Daniel's spirit body

Live Action TV

  • Diane (49 Days)
  • Luz (Aliados)
  • The Demon (American Horror Story: Asylum)
  • Burrower Demon (Angel)
  • Ethros Demons (Angel)
  • Demonic Hyena spirits (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Eyghon the Sleepwalker (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Ghosts (Being Human)
  • Andras (Charmed)
  • Terra (Charmed)
  • Ghosts (Charmed)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Possessor Demons (Charmed)
  • Guardians (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Androzani Trees (Doctor Who)
  • The Beast (Doctor Who)
  • Cassandra (Doctor Who)
  • The Eight Legs (Doctor Who)
  • The Great Intelligence (Doctor Who)
  • Isolus (Doctor Who)
  • The Mara (Doctor Who)
  • The Master (Doctor Who)
  • The Family of Blood (Doctor Who)
  • The Midnight Entity (Doctor Who)
  • Shadows (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
    • Glenda
    • Louie
    • Miles
    • Ray
  • The Green Ghoul (The Haunted Thundermans)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Evil spirits (Jessie)
  • Imagins (Kamen Rider Den-O)
  • Xaviax (Kamen Rider Dragon Knight)
  • Ankh and Kazari's Yummies (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • Erick (Los Protegidos)
  • Cornelius Sigan (Merlin)
  • Goblins (Merlin)
  • Leah (MisFits); via technology
  • Several Ranger villains (Power Rangers)
  • Diane (Pure Love)
  • Veil (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
    • Androvax
  • Bizarro (Smallville)
  • Margaret Isobel Thoreaux (Smallville); limited to anyone who has the Mark of Transference
  • Ra (Stargate)
  • Anubis (Stargate SG1)
  • The Goa'uld (Stargate SG1)
    • Amaunet
    • Apophis
    • Ba'al
    • Klorel
    • Osiris
  • Jolinar (Stargate SG1)
  • Various Super Sentai villains (Super Sentai franchise)
    • Cursed Armor (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
    • Wicked Life God Dezumozorlya (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Eve (Supernatural)
  • Khan Worms (Supernatural)
  • Leviathans (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Dark Zagi (Ultraman Nexus)
  • Mor-Taxans (War of The Worlds)
  • Drill (The Whispers)

Manga/Anime

  • Hollow Ichigo (Bleach)
  • Tapeworm Hollow (Bleach)
  • The Sword (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Aya Mikage (Ceres, Celestial Legend)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Mao (Darker than Black)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Take-Over Users (Fairy Tail)
  • Atomsk (FLCL)
  • Envys parasitic from (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Dante (FullMetal Alchemist; 2003 anime)
  • Hohenheim of Lisht (Fullmetal Alchemist; 2003 anime)
  • Some types of Youkai (Inuyasha)
  • The Colorless King (K)
  • Mukurou Rokudou (Katekyo Hitman Reborn); Through use of the possession bullet
  • Ochiai (Knights of Sidonia)
  • Iihiko Shishime (Medaka Box)
  • Devaul (Super Doll Licca Chan)
  • Fraudrin (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Yamanaka Clan (Naruto)
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); possessed by the spirit of Sailor Saturn
  • Nightshroud (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Yubel (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Gods (Saint Seiya)
  • Zakenna (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • Uzaina (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star)
  • Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti (Re:Zero)

Video Games

  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Aiden (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • Cpt. Xavier Jones (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Cpt. Devin Ross (Clive Barker's Jericho); after bodily death
  • Cryptosporidium/Furons (Destroy All Humans)
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Delilah Copperspoon (Dishonored)
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Shuyin (Final Fantasy X-2)
  • John Raimi (Geist)
  • Chaos Kin (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts Series); via manipulation of another's inner Darkness, allowing him to overcome their Heart
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts Series); via manipulation of anothers inner Darkness, allowing him to overcome their Heart
  • Xehanort's Guardian (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Hylden (Legacy of Kain)
  • The Priestess (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Raziel (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Veran (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages)
  • Bellum (The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass)
  • Malladus (The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker); via Command Melody
  • The Grouchy Possessor (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon)
  • Antasma (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team)
  • Cackletta (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
  • Mudukons (Oddworld series)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Las Plagas (Resident Evil)
  • Ifrit (Sonic Rivals 2)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)
  • Sith Emperor (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Banshee (WarCraft III)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Yo-kais (Yo-kai Watch)

Web Series

Other

  • Dr. Bright (SCP Foundation)

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