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The power to switch minds with other beings. Sub-power of Mind Manipulation. Not to be confused with Consciousness Transferal.

Also Called

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


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.



  • 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, Body Surf and "Freaky Friday" Flip.


  • 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
  • Switcheroo (Stitch!)


  • 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)
  • Eda Clawthone (The Owl House); Owl Staff
  • Eclipsa Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Puppeteer (Top Cow's Freshmen)
  • Experiment 355 "Swapper" (Lilo & Stitch)


  • 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)
  • Merlin (Shrek the Third)
  • Wootox (Power Rangers SPD)
  • Cameron Vale (Scanners)
  • Rao Vantika (Star trek)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via the Body-Switching Spell

Video Games

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


  • The Great Race of Yith (H.P. Lovecraft's works)
  • Lonely Freddy (FNAF: Fazbear Frights)
  • Jumpers (Wild Cards)

Known Objects

  • Draconian Katra (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Enchanted Mirror of Scission (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Particle Interchange Transport (Family Guy - Switch the Flip)
  • Body-swapping Joy Buzzer (The Fairly Oddparents - Presto Change-O)
  • Changeling Spell (Fairy Tail)
  • La Dola (Freaky)
  • Mind-Transfer-inator (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Electron Carpet (Gravity Falls)
  • Mind scrambler (Lloyd in Space)
  • Ogre Blade (Tactics Ogre)
  • Soundclash (FreeFonix)
  • Cortical Stacks (Altered Carbon)
  • Owl Staff (The Owl House)
  • Series 9000 Brainalyzer (Rick and Morty)
  • Majorina's Rings (Smile! Pretty Cure)
  • R Striker (Round the Twist); via Rabbit randomly flicking switches in the supply box
  • Kraang neuro-switcher (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Meteor (Sonic Boom)