The power to switch minds with other beings.

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.



  • 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.
  • Users of Indomitable Will and Strong Heart, are highly resistant.
  • Users of Mind Anchoring and Control Immunity are immune.
  • 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.
  • Users of Psychic Shield (highly resistant) and Psychic Immunity (impervious).

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 (Pokémon); via Heart Swap
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel Comics)
  • She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Xi'an Coy Manh/Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • Manchester Black (DC Comics)
  • Baby Land God (Dog Days)
  • Captain Ginyu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Puppeteer (Top Cow's Freshmen)
  • Jen (MisFits)
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece), via the Ope Ope no Mi
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • 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)
  • Astaroth (666 Satan/O-Parts Hunter)
  • Rao Vantika (Star trek)
  • Wootox (Power Rangers SPD)
  • Ambar (Aliados)
  • 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
  • Alex Spencer (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Momoko Seishuin (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches); via kiss
  • Jumpers (Wild Cards)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place); via the Body-Switching Spell
  • Silver Chariot Requiem (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo)
  • Rahab Barisol (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Levia (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Eve Moonlit (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Elluka Clockworker (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Ma (The Evillious Chronicles)
  • Felonious Hexx (Robotboy)

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)
  • Ogre Blade (Tactics Ogre)
  • Soundclash (FreeFonix)


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