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The power to inhabit the body of a living being. Sub-power of Meta-Possession. Opposite to 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's presence may cause damage to the host (sheer power, physiology rejection, etc.).
  • Users of Telepathy may be resistant or immune.
  • Cannot possess those with Possession Immunity or Control Immunity.
  • May require specific host bodies.
  • Omni Purification

Known Users

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

Cartoons

  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Carrie (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Starscream/Waspinator (Beast Wars)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak
    • Zs' Skayr
  • 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; via Ghost form
  • Gooey alien (Dexter's Laboratory); only get into brains
  • Billy Joe Cobra (Dude, That's My Ghost)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • Ma and Pa (Gravity Falls)
  • Billy (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Grim (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy)
  • Shendu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Alien rice weevils (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness); only get into ears
  • Ghosts (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
    • Cole
  • Unity (Rick and Morty)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Snake Jailbird (The Simpsons)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)
  • Steven Quartz Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Brain worms (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series); only get into noses
  • Ancestral Witches (Winx Club)
  • Sibini (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)

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)
  • Joseph Wilson/Jericho (DC Comics)
  • Defile (DC Comics)
  • Helspont (DC Comics)
  • Hightower (DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Kurt Kilgore (Image Comics)
  • Mammon (Image Comics)
  • Shadow King (Marvel Comics)
  • Onslaught (Marvel Comics)
  • Malice (Marvel Comics)
  • Luca Aldine (Marvel Comics)
  • Chthon (Marvel Comics)
  • Dream Catcher (Marvel Comics)
  • The Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Xi'an Coy Manh/Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • T.J. Wagner/Nocturne(Marvel Comics)
  • Proteus (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars Legends); via Transfer essence
  • Genesis (Preacher)

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
  • Pazuzu (The Exorcist)
  • Azazel (Fallen)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Vinz Clortho (Ghostbusters)
  • Zuul (Ghostbusters)
  • Deimata (Girl vs Monster)
  • Prince Koura (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Kayako Saeki (The Grudge)
  • Harrison (Heart and Souls)
  • Julia (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 (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Reverend Henry Kane/The Beast (Poltergeist Series)
  • Samara Morgan (The Ring 2)
  • Hugh Kane (Scary Movie 2)
  • Darconians (Super Buddies)
    • Commander Drex
  • Yan Lo (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)
  • The Monks (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King)
  • Annabelle Doll (Annabelle: Creation)

Literature

  • Kronos (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)
  • 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
  • Egyptian Gods (The Kane Chronicles)
    • Apophis
    • Set
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls); once possessed Daniel's spirit body
  • Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)

Live Action TV

  • Diane (49 Days)
  • Rotgut (Ace Lightning)
  • 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)
  • Ghosts (Charmed)
  • Guardians (Charmed)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Possessor Demons (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Terra (Charmed)
  • Androzani Trees (Doctor Who)
  • The Beast (Doctor Who)
  • Cassandra (Doctor Who)
  • The Eight Legs (Doctor Who)
  • The Family of Blood (Doctor Who)
  • The Great Intelligence (Doctor Who)
  • Isolus (Doctor Who)
  • The Mara (Doctor Who)
  • The Master (Doctor Who)
  • The Midnight Entity (Doctor Who)
  • Shadows (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
    • Glenda
    • Louie
    • Miles
    • Ray
  • The Green Ghoul (The Haunted Thundermans)
  • Hera (Hercules) by possessing the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta
  • 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
  • Demons (Outcast)
  • 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)
  • Witches (The Vampire Diaries/ The Originals)
    • Emily Bennett
    • Bonnie Bennett
    • Esther Mikaelson
    • Céleste Dubois
    • The Travelers
    • Katherine Pierce
    • Dahlia
  • Vampire (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals); via Witches
    • Finn Mikaelson
    • Niklaus Mikaelson
    • Kol Mikaelson
    • Rebekah Mikaelson
  • Various Ultramen & aliens (Ultraman series)
    • Dark Lugiel
  • 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)
  • Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail)
  • Zoldeo (Fairy Tail)
  • Atomsk (FLCL)
  • Envys parasitic from (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Greed (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Dante (FullMetal Alchemist; 2003 anime)
  • Hohenheim of Lisht (Fullmetal Alchemist; 2003 anime)
  • Zakenna (Futari wa Pretty Cure)
  • Uzaina (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star)
  • Some types of Youkai (Inuyasha)
  • The Colorless King (K)
  • Mukurou Rokudou (Katekyo Hitman Reborn); Through use of the possession bullet
  • Ochiai (Knights of Sidonia)
  • Users of bhavati yama (Kubera)
  • Iihiko Shishime (Medaka Box)
  • Fraudrin (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Yamanaka Clan (Naruto)
  • Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti (Re:Zero)
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); possessed by the spirit of Sailor Saturn
  • Gods (Saint Seiya)
  • Devaul (Super Doll Licca Chan)
  • Nightshroud (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Yubel (Yu-Gi-Oh GX)
  • Masamune Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)

Video Games

  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Aiden (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazBlue)
  • Cpt. Xavier Jones (Clive Barker's Jericho)
  • Cpt. Devin Ross (Clive Barker's Jericho); after bodily death
  • Cryptosporidium/Furons (Destroy All Humans)
  • Demons (Diablo)
    • Baal
    • Diablo
    • Mephisto
  • Corvo Attano (Dishonored)
  • Delilah Copperspoon (Dishonored)
  • Third Sister/Si Bungsu (Dreadout)
  • Paxton Fettel (F.E.A.R. Series)
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Shuyin (Final Fantasy X-2)
  • John Raimi (Geist)
  • Yomiel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • Chaos Kin (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Hisako (Killer Instinct)
  • 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)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Mudukons (Oddworld series)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Las Plagas (Resident Evil)
  • Brain (Skylanders)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Ifrit (Sonic Rivals 2)
  • Dark Gaia (Sonic Unleashed)
  • Sith Emperor (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Himiko (Tomb Raider 2013)
  • Banshee (WarCraft III)
  • Yo-kais (Yo-kai Watch)

Web Series

  • Diamanda Hagan (Channel Awesome)
  • Alpha/Leonard L. Church (Red vs. Blue)
  • Omega/ O'Malley (Red vs. Blue)
  • Geist Grimm (RWBY)
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)

Other

  • Dr. Bright (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects

  • Kowaina's Mask (Yes! Pretty Cure 5)
  • Hoshina's Ball (Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!)
  • Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Evil Dead series)
  • SCP-035 - Possessive Mask (SCP Foundation)

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