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"A fruit loop would not have been able to make his first million with a series of invisible burglaries! A fruit loop would never have thought to overshadow enough millionaires to become one of the richest men on the planet! I AM NOT A FRUIT LOOP!"
― Vlad Masters/Plasmius's response to Danny calling him a fruit loop for spying on him (Danny Phantom)
"Sorry kid, but you're MY puppet now!"
― Bill Cipher while inside Dipper Pines (Gravity Falls)
"Flash. You remember what fun we had? Let's do it again!"
― The Spirit King to Jay Garrick/The Flash (DC Comics)
"I am not Milton Fine, Superman...I am Vril Dox of the Planet Colu!! But I possess Fine's body...Fine's power!! I have become Brainiac and your master!!!"
― Vril Dox I/Brainiac to Superman (DC Comics) after taking control of Milton Fine's body


The power to inhabit the bodies of other beings/entities. Opposite to Exorcism. Not to be confused with Self-Sealing.

Also Called[]

  • Body Hijacking/Take-Over/Possession
  • Take-Over Magic
  • Bodyjacking
  • Overshadowing (Danny Phantom)
  • Spiritual/Spirit/Soul Possession

Capabilities[]

Users of this ability can inhabit the bodies of other beings, whether sentient or not, by stealing their motor functions and senses while keeping their own mind/soul intact. A user would have to leave their own body by consciously ejecting their mind/soul for this to take place. Users who are disembodied due to the destruction of their original form, such as spirits, may use the possessed body as their own either permanently or temporarily depending on their ability/whim. A powerful enough user may not even be limited to inhabiting other entities, additionally being able to inhabit inanimate objects, structures or environments at will.

Applications[]

Techniques[]

Variations[]

Associations[]

Limitations[]

  • May be cast out of the host through Exorcism.
  • Users of Indomitable Will (too stubborn) are either resistant or may attempts to fight back for their body.
  • Cannot possess those with Possession Immunity or Control Immunity.
  • Overtaken host may be able to fight back and regain control over their body.
  • May be banished/purified through Omni Purification.
  • 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 the 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.
  • May be banished through Purification.
  • Users may need to switch bodies often in order to preserve their life.
  • May die if the host is killed.
  • User's presence may cause damage to the host (sheer power, physiology rejection, etc.).
    • May kill the host in the process by "crushing" them from the inside.
  • May not have control over the host body, but simply influence the host with Mind Control.
  • Users of Telepathy may be resistant or immune.
  • May require specific host bodies (e.g. bloodline requirements)
  • If not careful, the user will end up possessing someone or something else instead of the target.

Known Users[]

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

Comics/Cartoons[]

  • 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 (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Deadman (DC Comics)
  • Eclipso (DC Comics)
  • Joseph Wilson/Jericho (DC Comics)
  • Defile (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Helspont (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Hightower (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Parallax (DC Comics)
  • Spirit King (DC Comics)
  • Glory (Image Comics)
  • Kurt Kilgore (Image Comics)
  • Mammon (Image Comics)
  • Violator (Image Comics)
  • Page (Lilo and Stitch)
  • Shadow King (Marvel Comics)
  • Onslaught (Marvel Comics)
  • Malice (Marvel Comics)
  • Luca Aldine (Marvel Comics)
  • Chthon (Marvel Comics)
  • Ahura Boltagon (Marvel Comics)
  • Dream Catcher (Marvel Comics)
  • Nate Grey/X-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • The Phoenix Force (Marvel Comics)
  • Xi'an Coy Manh/Karma (Marvel Comics)
  • T.J. Wagner/Nocturne (Marvel Comics)
  • Proteus (Marvel Comics)
  • Franklin Richards (Marvel Comics)
  • Rachel Summers (Marvel Comics)
  • Nathan Summers/Cable (Marvel Comics)
  • Klaus Hargreeves/The Séance (The Umbrella Academy/Dark Horse Comics)
  • Lord Momin (Star Wars)
  • Karness Muur (Star Wars Legends); via Muur Tailsman
  • Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Star Wars Legends); via Transfer essence
  • Chaos (Vampirella)
  • Blood Red Queen of Hearts (Vampirella)
  • Genesis (Vertigo Comics)
  • Jammerhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 TV series)
  • Alien rice weevils (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Mastodon (Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight)
  • Queen La (Disney's The Legend of Tarzan)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • The Core (Amphibia) via Gadgets
  • Carrie Krueger (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Starscream/Waspinator (Beast Wars)
  • Ectonurites (Ben 10)
    • Ghostfreak
    • Zs' Skayr
  • Decoy Queen (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Alpha (Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United)
  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Ultimate Kevin (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Makuta Teridax (BIONICLE)
  • Jealousy (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Colonel H. Stinkmeaner (The Boondocks)
  • Casper (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
  • X.A.N.A. (Code Lyoko)
  • Demon in the Mattress (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Overshadowing Users (Danny Phantom)
    • Danny Fenton/Phantom
    • Vlad Masters/Plasmius
  • Ms. Chalice (The Cuphead Show)
  • Billy Joe Cobra (Dude, That's My Ghost)
  • Invictus (Final Space)
  • World (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends)
  • Scratch (The Ghost and Molly McGee)
  • Possessor Glitches (Glitch Techs)
  • 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)
  • Ghosts (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
    • Cole
  • Stuart (Oddballs)
  • Unity (Rick and Morty)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Horde Prime (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power); via Implanted Control Chips
  • Snake Jailbird (The Simpsons)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)
  • Michael Jackson (South Park)
  • Toffee (Star vs The Forces of Evil)
  • Steven Quartz Universe (Steven Universe)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Ancestral Witches (Winx Club)
  • Sibini (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Wuya (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Morgana (Tales of Arcadia)

Live Television/Movies[]

  • Diane (49 Days)
  • Rotgut (Ace Lightning)
  • Izel (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D)
  • Pachakutiq/Sarge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • 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)
  • Evolto (Kamen Rider Build)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Ghosts (Being Human)
  • Gideon (WU Assassins); via metal magic, formerly
  • Andras (Charmed)
  • Ghosts (Charmed)
  • Guardians (Charmed)
  • The Hollow (Charmed)
  • Possessor Demons (Charmed)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Terra (Charmed)
  • Demons (Crazyhead)
  • Comet Monster (Danger Force)
  • 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)
  • Clifford Devoe/The Thinker (Arrowverse); via to Consciousness Transferal
  • Horrors (GARO)
  • Shadows (Ghost Whisperer)
  • Ghosts (The Haunted Hathaways)
    • Glenda
    • Louie Preston
    • Miles Preston
    • Ray Preston
    • Green Ghoul
  • Jumin's Sister (The Haunted House/Shinbi Apartment)
  • 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)
  • Marianne (Marianne)
  • Cornelius Sigan (Merlin)
  • Goblins (Merlin)
  • Leah (MisFits); via technology
  • Revengeance (Mighty Med)
  • The Entity (Nowhere Boys)
  • Restoring Demons (Nowhere Boys)
  • Demons (Outcast)
  • Several Ranger villains (Power Rangers)
  • Diane (Pure Love)
  • Thin Ones (Requiem)
  • Linda Twist's shadow (Round the Twist); via total eclipse separating from her body
  • 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)
    • Dezumozorlya (Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger)
    • Dogold (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)
    • Kuroari (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
    • Gaisoulg (Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger)
  • The Mind-Flayer (Stranger Things)
  • Martin Chatwin (The Magicians)
  • Persephone (The Magicians)
  • The Monster (The Magicians)
  • The Monster’s Sister (The Magicians)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Eve (Supernatural)
  • Khan Worms (Supernatural)
  • Leviathans (Supernatural)
  • Reapers (Supernatural)
  • Soul Eaters (Supernatural)
  • Yokoth (Supernatural)
  • Witches (The Vampire Diaries/ The Originals)
    • Inadu/The Hollow
    • 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 Ultras and aliens (Ultraman series)
    • Dark Lugiel
    • Dark Zagi
    • Grimdo
  • Armored Darkness (Ultraman series)
  • Mor-Taxans (War of The Worlds)
  • Drill (The Whispers)
  • Ben Hargreeves/Number Six (The Umbrella Academy) As a Ghost; Formerly
  • Legion (5ive Girls)
  • Annabelle Doll (Annabelle: Creation)
  • Babadook (The Babadook)
  • Beetlejuice (Beetlejuice)
  • The Incubus (The Black Room)
  • Arousians (The Brain from Planet Arous)
    • Gor
    • Vol
  • Jimmy Lee (Double Dragon); via Double Dragon Medallion
  • Koga Shuko (Double Dragon); via Double Dragon Medallion
  • Spirits (Escanaba in da Moonlight)
  • 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)
  • Psychwave (The Incredibles)
  • Elizabeth Masterson (Just Like Heaven)
  • Agents (The Matrix)
    • Agent Smith
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street series)
  • Reverend Henry Kane/The Beast (Poltergeist series)
  • Samara Morgan (The Ring 2)
  • Hugh Kane (Scary Movie 2)
  • Dark Side users via; Transference (Star Wars)
  • Darconians (Super Buddies)
    • Commander Drex
  • Yan Lo (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)
  • The Monks (Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior)
  • Druig (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Henri Desjardins (The Taking of Deborah Logan)

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)
  • Capiorcorpus/The Corpsetaker (The Dresden Files )
  • Fallen Angels (The Dresden Files)
  • He Who Walks Behind (The Dresden Files)
  • Vanessa Santoro (Fablehaven series)
  • 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
  • Gerathon (Spirit Animals); via Bile
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King's It)
  • Valg (Throne of Glass)
  • Remnants (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Mr. Munshun/Lord Malshun (Black House)
  • Hellbourne/Demons (Demon Accords)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa[]

  • Zangetsu (Zanpakutō Spirit) (Bleach)
  • Tapeworm Hollow (Bleach)
  • Szayelaporro Granz (Bleach)
  • The Sword (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Diffriders (Cardfight Vanguard)
  • Hades' solider (Denma); via Possession Quanx ability
  • Aya Mikage (Ceres, Celestial Legend)
  • Yuu Otosaka (Charlotte)
  • Mao (Darker than Black)
  • Demons (Devilman)
  • Timothy Hearst (D.Gray-man)
  • Sakura (Dokuzakura'X)
  • Evil Eye (Dandadan)
  • Baby (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Kami (Dragon Ball Heroes)
  • Oren (Dragon Ball Heroes)
  • Take-Over Users (Fairy Tail)
  • Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail) via Enchantment
  • Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail); via Enchantment
  • Zoldeo (Fairy Tail)
  • Ultear Milkovich (Fairy Tail); via Possession Magic
  • Faris (Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest)
  • Wraith (Fairy Tail: 100 Year Quest)
  • Atomsk (FLCL)
  • Envy's parasitic form (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)
  • Khan (The Haunted House/Shinbi Apartment)
  • Boss Goblin (The Haunted House/Shinbi Apartment); via Demon King
  • Master of Hell (Hell Girl)
  • Mukurou Rukudo (Hitman Reborn); Through use of the possession bullet
  • Some types of Youkai (Inuyasha)
  • Foo Fighters (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VI: Stone Ocean)
  • Ryomen Sukuna (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • The Colorless King (K)
  • Ochiai (Knights of Sidonia)
  • Users of bhavati yama (Kubera)
  • Iihiko Shishime (Medaka Box)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Yamanaka Clan (Naruto)
  • Kaguya Ōtsutsuki (Naruto)
  • Demons (Owari no Seraph)
  • Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti (Re:Zero)
  • Louis Arneb (Re:Zero)
  • Satella (Re:Zero)
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); possessed by the spirit of Sailor Saturn
  • Gods (Saint Seiya)
  • Fraudrin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Goddess Clan (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • The Demon King (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • King of Pokélantis (Pokémon)
  • Boom ghosts (Sonic X)
  • Masamune Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)
  • Experiment 610 "Witch" (Stitch!)
  • Devaul (Super Doll Licca Chan)
  • Qliphah Puzzle 545 (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
  • Food Spirits (Toriko)
  • Onryo (Yo-kai Watch Jam)
  • Yami Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Yami Marik (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Nightshroud (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
  • Yubel (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)

Video Games[]

  • The Entity (Andy’s Apple Farm)
  • 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)
  • Archdemons (Dragon Age); limited to Darkspawn
  • Corypheus (Dragon Age); limited to Darkspawn
  • Third Sister/Si Bungsu (Dreadout)
  • The Player (Deltarune/Undertale); through the SOUL, usually.
  • Savathûn (Destiny)
  • Bonethieves (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Paxton Fettel (F.E.A.R.)
  • Jenova (Final Fantasy VII series)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII series)
  • Professor Hojo (Final Fantasy VII series); as a digital spirit
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Shuyin (Final Fantasy X-2)
  • The Ascians (Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Spirit (Friday Night Funkin)
  • John Raimi (Geist)
  • Yomiel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective)
  • Herrscher of the Void (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Herrscher of the Corruption (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Chaos Kin (Kid Icarus: Uprising)
  • Hisako (Killer Instinct)
  • Various Heartless (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (Kingdom Hearts); via manipulation of targets inner Darkness, allowing him to overcome their Heart
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts); via manipulation of targets inner Darkness, allowing him to overcome their Heart
  • Luxu (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Thirteen True Darknesses (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ghost Kirby (Kirby)
  • Dark Matter (Kirby)
  • Dark Nebula (Kirby Squeak Squad)
  • Master Crown (Kirby's Return to Dreamland)
  • Fecto Forgo (Kirby and the Forgotten Land)
  • Viego (League of Legends)
  • 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)
  • Lotus (MapleStory)
  • Antasma (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team)
  • Cackletta (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
  • Kurome Ankokuboshi (Megadimension Neptunia VII)
  • Celebrimbor (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)
  • Yin (Mobile Legends: Bang Bang); via Lieh possession
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Gestalts/Shades (NieR)
  • Mudukons (Oddworld series)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Azelf (Pokémon series)
  • Loki Master (Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One)
  • Las Plagas (Resident Evil)
  • The Enchantress (Shovel Knight)
  • Brain (Skylanders)
  • Masker Mind (Skylanders)
  • Ifrit (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Emperor Vitiate/Valkorion/Tenebrae (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • S.H.O.D.A.N. (System Shock series); possessing Rebecca Siddons
  • Mithos Yggdrasil (Tales of Synphonia)
  • Himiko (Tomb Raider (2013))
  • Shion Yorigami (Touhou Project)
  • Chara (Undertale)
  • Banshee (Warcraft III)
  • The Operator (Warframe)
  • Zanza (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Meyneth (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Yo-kais (Yo-kai Watch)

Web Series[]

  • Uncle Samsonite (Uncle Samsonite series)
  • Diamanda Hagan (Channel Awesome)
  • The Entity/Missing No. (Channel Awesome)
  • Stolas (Helluva Boss)
  • Alpha/Leonard L. Church (Red vs. Blue)
  • Omega/O'Malley (Red vs. Blue)
  • Geist Grimm (RWBY)
  • The Curious Cat (RWBY); via targeting the victim by breaking them down and leaving them with no purpose
  • The Darkness (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • Nox Decious (Stupid Mario Brothers)
  • The Auditor (Madness Combat)
  • Niles (SMG4)
  • The Absolute Solver (Murder Drones)

Other[]

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Comics[]

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Literature[]

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Video Games[]

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