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"The Striking features of the Jinchuriki Host is how it utilizes unbelievable power by resonating with the Tailed Beast."
― Granny Chiyo to Team 7/Kakashi (Naruto)

The power to manipulate the power of the spirit or creature that dwells within the user's body. Variation of Living Conduit and Symbiosis. Energized form of Amalgamation. Not to be confused with Soul-Bound Entity.

Also Called

  • Spiritual Host/Integration
  • Spirit Unity (Shaman King)

Capabilities

User can concentrate the power of the spiritual being that lies within one's body and manipulate it for various effects, including extra physical strength, mental protection, magical powers, more energy, etc.

The number of spirits sharing the same body can differ under various circumstances. Usually, the spirit or spirits take up residence in the user's sub-conscious mind. Some spirits will gladly aid the user while others might seek to take complete control of the user's body, but under some circumstances the relation between the user and the spirit is symbiotic, making them soul-bound to each other.

Applications

Variations

  • Item Possession: while wielding a particular object the user is possessed.
  • Object Transfer: sometimes the spirit can be transferred into the user’s body via a magical object or a form of technology.
  • Physical Transfer: in this case, a person touches the user and thus transfers his spirit into the user's body.
  • Sealed: sometimes a spirit is sealed inside the user's body by either Magic or other means.
  • Spiritual Item: Some items can carry Spiritual Powers an or abilities. That the user can use or agree to use the item without being under its control. It's more like teamwork or a deal.
  • Symbiotic Transformation: Depending on the possessing entity one is hosted too, a personal physical form can accommodate semblance of the hosting spirit.
  • Weapon Control: If Item Container's Spiritual Energy or Control.

Associations

Limitations

  • User could suffer from mental damage.
  • Sudden flashes from the spirit's original memories.
  • Possibility of the user losing control of his/her body.
  • Sometimes the spirit will possess the user's body like a puppet and take over.
  • Limited on how many spirits at a time.
  • Power of the spirit could drive the user insane.

Known Users

Anime/Manga

  • Aya Mikage (Ceres: Celestial Legend)
  • Various Shinigamis (Bleach)
  • Visored (Bleach)
  • Mei Hoshino (Dream Eater Merry)
  • Ren Hinaki (Dream Eater Merry)
  • Akira Fudo/Devilmen (Devilman)
  • Chosen Guardians of the Sacred Beasts (Highschool DxD)
  • Suzaku Himejima (Highschool DxD)
  • Byakko Shinra (Highschool DxD)
  • Ouryuu Naikiri (Highschool DxD)
  • Seiryu Kushihashi (Highschool DxD)
  • Genbu Doumon (Highschool DxD) 7
  • Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon); as the look-alike reincarnation of Sailor Saturn
  • Shamans (Shaman King)
  • Summoned Beings (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime); via Superior Spirits
  • Various members of Tokko (Tokko)
  • Jinchuriki (Naruto)
  • Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist); via Greed's Philosopher's Stone
  • Yugi Motou (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Yuma Tsukumo and Astral (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
  • Kamo Mitchell (Kamo: Pact with the Spirit World)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Avatars (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra); via Raava's essence
  • Unalaq (Avatar: The Legend of Korra); via Vaatu's essence
  • Alan Scott/Green Lantern (DC Comics); via the Starheart
  • Zak Saturday (Secret Saturdays)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Antauri (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)

Literature

  • Patrick Donovan (The Young Guardians); via Dragon Fire and Taiven
  • Gregory Kennedy (The Young Guardians); via Inquisitor and Taiven
  • Derek Marvin (The Young Guardians); via Grand Golem and Taiven

Video Games

  • Jodie Holmes (Beyond: Two Souls)
  • Samuel Vimes and The Summoning Dark (Discworld)
  • Siegfried/Nightmare (Soul Calibur)
  • Natsu (Soul Calibur V)
  • Hitomi Tono and Nemissa (Soul Hackers)
  • Wild Card Users (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona)
  • Ashbel Lhant (Tales of Graces); via Lambda
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadows of Mordor); via his connection with Celebrimbor
  • The Lich King (Warcraft)

Web Comics

  • Those under the effects of a Pact (Ava's Demon); the possessed soul owns the body, and after making a Pact, gains powers depending on the cursed soul they are hosting.

Others

  • Mario (Stupid Mario Brothers)

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