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The power to switch minds with other beings.

Also Called

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

Capabilities

User can take over the mind of another, this may or may not accompany the target taking the body 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 Hive Mind.

Associations

Limitations

  • Users of Indomitable Will and Strong Heart, are highly resistant.
  • Users of Mind Anchoring and Control Immunity are immune.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).
  • 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 may not be able to use targets memories or change them.
  • May lose powers after minds are switched.
  • May not work against Divided Mind if the user can only take over one mind at a time.

Known Users

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

Cartoons/Comics

  • Charmcaster (Ben 10); using a spell
  • Manchester Black (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel Comics)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Xi'an Coy Manh/Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • Puppeteer (Top Cow's Freshmen)
  • Experiment 355 "Swapper" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Switcheroo (Stitch!)

Manga/Anime

  • Astaroth (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Mao (Darker Than Black); only with animals
  • Baby Land God (Dog Days)
  • Captain Ginyu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Rahab Barisol (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Levia (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Eve Moonlit (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Elluka Clockworker (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Ma (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Silver Chariot Requiem (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
  • Haruto Tokishima (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Saki Rukino (Kakumeiki Valvrave)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Santa Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece), via the Ope Ope no Mi
  • Urara Shiraishi (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Alex Spencer (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Momoko Seishuin (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss

Television/Movies

  • Ambar (Aliados)
  • Meths (Altered Carbon); via Cortical Stacks and Sleeves
    • Laurens Bancroft
    • Reileen Kovacs
  • Tren Krom (BIONICLE)
  • Cambiador (Combo Ninos)
  • Jen (MisFits)
  • Sydney Barrett (Legion)
  • Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
  • Felonious Hexx (Robotboy)
  • Wootox (Power Rangers SPD)
  • Cameron Vale (Scanners)
  • Rao Vantika (Star trek)
  • Eclipsa Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via the Body-Switching Spell

Video Games

  • FATE/Lynx (Chrono Cross)
  • Manaphy/Phione (Pokémon); via Heart Swap
  • Patrick VanDusen (Super Smash Stadium)
  • Ellen (The Witch's house)

Literature

  • The Great Race of Yith (H.P. Lovecraft's works)
  • Jumpers (Wild Cards)

Known Objects

  • Draconian Katra (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Enchanted Mirror (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Changeling Spell (Fairy Tail)
  • Electron Carpet (Gravity Falls)
  • Mind scrambler (Lloyd in Space)
  • Ogre Blade (Tactics Ogre)
  • Soundclash (FreeFonix)
  • Cortical Stacks (Altered Carbon)
  • Series 9000 Brainalyzer (Rick and Morty)
  • R Striker (Round the Twist); via Rabbit randomly flicking switches in the supply box

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