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Dr Who

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Possession is the concept of when a being takes over the body and mind of another.

Examples of Possession

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Memory-beta

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, No. 40
Author(s): J.M. Dillard and Kathleen O'Malley
Publication information
Published: Paperback - 1996

Contents

Summary

From the back cover: Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trapped inside special containers.

Now, on the eve of a galaxy-scale scientific exposition, the containers have been opened, freeing the malevolent entities to possess the minds and bodies of all they encounter, including the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Friends turn into foes, and no one can be trusted, as Captain Picard faces a deadly and insidious threat. Unless the entities can be stopped once more, they will spread their madness throughout the entire Federation.

Information

  • Sequel to Demons
  • The novel shows Ferengi being subjected to telepathic attacks as well as empathic scans yet comments from the tv show make mention that the Ferengi's differing brain structure makes them immune to such attacks.

Characters

Enterprise crew

Federation

Ferengi

Referenced

References

Starships

Locations

Species

States and Organizations

Others

Reviews

External link

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Previous novel:
Rogue Saucer
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
The Soldiers of Fear
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Previous Adventure:
Attached
Pocket Next Adventure:
Rules of Acquisition

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DC Comics

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Possession is the ability to take physical and mental control over another living being. Commonly, this power is employed by supernatural entities such as ghosts or demons. Unlike Mind Control, a person with this power displaces their own consciousness into a target body. The affected individual's actual consciousness is subsumed in favor of the more dominant mind or spirit. The longer a person is possessed by an outside presence, the more they risk losing their own consciousness forever. In which case, the possessing entity takes permanent residence inside their new surrogate body. While this may prove favorable for some, others such as Deadman, do not wish to cause undue harm to their host forms, and will abandon the body to protect it from undue risk.

There are a few methods for countering acts of Possession, the most obvious of which, is the death of the affected body. This is not an absolute rule however, and there have been instances where a possessor continued to function through a host body even after the host had expired. For example, the Lord of Order Nabu permanently displaced his consciousness into the body of Kent Nelson (the original Doctor Fate) after Nelson had died and continued to function through him for several months. [1]

Another means of countering possession is through an Exorcism. This is an occult ritual, which requires strong willpower, knowledge of the Rites of Exorcism and foreknowledge of the identity of the offending spirit. The Mage John Constantine has performed several exorcisms throughout his controversial career, not all of which have met with success. One exorcism in particular resulted in the loss of John's sanity whereupon he was committed to the Ravenscar Secure Hospital for a period of two years. [2]

In some cases, the victim of a possession may even call upon their own willpower and a psychic struggle for dominance erupts between the spirit of the victim and the spirit of the possessor. During the Sinestro Corps War, it took the combined willpower of Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner to free Kyle from the dominating influence of Parallax. [3] Not all forms of possession are rooted in the supernatural. Some individuals may develop this ability as a side-effect of having a metagene. The Teen Titan Jericho has the ability to take possession of other people. When using this power, his body becomes incorporeal and he merges with the body of his intended target. If the target is conscious when the possession takes place, Jericho can only maintain control over the victim's body, leaving the mind free to resist him (though this rarely happens). If Jericho's victim is unconscious at the time the possession takes place, then he can supplant his own consciousness over that of his target and speak through them.

References

  1. Doctor Fate (Volume 1) #4
  2. Hellblazer #11
  3. Green Lantern (Volume 4) #24


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EQ2

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Possess Essence
Coercer
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The Coercer extracts the essence of the targeted creature and takes control of it until they zone.

Target Enemy
Power 289
Concentration 3
Casting 10.0 seconds
Recast 2.0 seconds
Duration Until Chancelled
Range 20.0 meters
Level 65

Mastery

Subjugation

Effects
  • Summons a pet possessed essence
  • Requires you to currently have an npc targeted.
This spell is not upgradeable

Notes

  • Upgrades of this spell increase the damage of the possessed essence.

Enhance

  • Eye of the Siren - Removes the concentration cost, but you can't use Charm spell line while Possess Essence is active.

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Transformers

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"Look, I'm a ghost, okay? Quit being such a jerk."

Waspinator finds himself possessed by none other than the original Decepticon traitor, Starscream!

Japanese title: 不死身のスタースクリーム (Fujimi no Starscream "The Immortal Starscream")

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Summary

A violent storm rages, causing significant damage and knocking out power to both the Maximal and Predacon bases. While the Maximals stash their extra ammo deeper in their ship's hold to prevent undue accidents, Waspinator attempts to get one of the Predacon base's computer consoles online...only to be greeted by a ghostly, shrill voice from it. A power surge hits the bugbot soon afterwards, and when the other Preds begin to wonder what has happened to him, in he comes, announcing his return "at long last" in the same eerie voice.

The voice belongs to Starscream, Air Commander of the Decepticon forces and second in command to the original Megatron, whose Spark had been tumbling through time and space for an unknown number of years before settling within Waspinator; as he puts it, he was destroyed defending Galvatron from the Chaos Bringer Unicron, but his spark endured. As a show of his good faith, he pledges his loyalty to the Predacon Megatron, revealing vital information about the state of the Maximal base due to the storm that he could use to plan a sneak attack. Intrigued by the idea, Megatron accepts Starscream into his ranks, but warns Scorponok in private to watch their new ally closely.

The next day, as the Maximals are making repairs to their base, they are suddenly attacked by the Preds, Starscream's intel proving very useful in catching them off-guard. In the ensuing firefight, Dinobot is injured and the Decepticon Air Commander flies rings round Optimus, forcing the Maximals to abandon ship and regroup outside. Happy with their victory, Megatron puts Starscream in charge of holding the Axalon, with Scorponok and Blackarachnia under his command, while the rest of the Preds return to their base, in case the Maximals decide to go for a sneak attack of their own. Once they're alone, though, Blackarachnia shows off her knack for history by correctly pointing out to Starscream that he was murdered by Galvatron (the Unicron-reborn Megatron) after he betrayed the Decepticon commander; she's willing to keep this a secret, though, if she's let in on his real plans: to destabilize Megatron's control and rule both factions.

Deep in the forest, as the Maximals recover, Optimus voices his confusion and concern over Waspinator's new personality; he isn't entirely convinced he is possessed by the spark of Starscream, but as the Maximal Elders had long since sealed the Decepticon's records, they're not able to confirm or deny it, either. Fortunately, Dinobot's as much of a military history buff as Blackarachnia is, commenting on how Webster's Cybertronian Dictionary has pretty much replaced all definitions of "traitor" with Starscream's name. Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Optimus?

He is. Returning to the Axalon, the Maximals call Starscream out to announce their surrender, citing the need to use the ship's RC Chamber to repair Dinobot's (now exaggerated) wounds. Feeling generous, the Decepticon Air Commander allows Optimus and Dinobot to come on board, but as predictably as night follows day, betrays them and strips Optimus of his weapons and locks him up in the hold as soon as he steps on deck. With their leader now his prisoner, Starscream orders the other Maximals to attack the Predacon base, over the token objections of Scorponok. They comply, and the trap is set.

Unbeknown to the Air Commander, he's been duped by the oldest trick in the book; by allowing himself to be betrayed, Optimus has put himself and Dinobot in the perfect position to retake their base, which they do in a dazzling display that forces Starscream to retreat back to Pred territory. Optimus pursues, and manages to best the Decepticon in an aerial dogfight, leaving him grovelling at the Maximal's feet...until Blackarachnia shows up, prompting Starscream to plead for her aid, believing they can still complete their coup. No dice; this new generation is much less gullible than their ancestors, and Blackarachnia has skillfully pulled off a double-cross on the double-crosser, igniting a small energon cache underneath Starscream to "exorcise" the Decepticon's spark from Waspinator's body.

At the end of the day, Megatron gets done fixing the back-to-normal Waspinator as Blackarachnia explains her betrayal; if she didn't, she maintains, she wouldn't have been able to sniff out Starscream's true motives. Megatron reluctantly accepts this excuse, but warns her that it still doesn't invoke confidence in her loyalties. Back at the Axalon, the Maximals are finishing up repairs of their own...everyone but Cheetor, who's slacking off with a bout of stargazing, quipping "Twinkle, twinkle, little Starscream" as the camera pans up to beyond the planet's orbit, showing Starscream's spark screaming mech fluid-drenched vengeance on all within the Beast Wars as he drifts away into the void...

Quotes

"What is this? Program does not respond! Waspinator does not understand!"
"I'll bet Waspinator seldom does! But try not to let it depress you, bug face."

-- Waspinator, about to be possessed by Starscream


"Allow me to present myself: Air Commander Starscream of the Decepticon Battle Fleet!!!"

-- Starscream speaking through Waspinator, making his grand return.


"Starscream, perhaps the centuries of weightlessness have taken a toll on your neurological circuitry."

-- Megatron seems to forget that free-floating sparks don't have circuitry.


"I'd say it's tramplin' time!"

-- Rhinox, free to open a can of kick-keister.

"Ugh! Starscream and Blackarachnia! I'll have both their treacherous hides! Yeeessss..I'll-I'll melt them down and use them for aluminum siding! Oh, yes indeed!"

-- Megatron finally learning of Starscream's traitorous nature. Odd...


"Ohhhh... Waspinator has a headache in his whoooole body."

-- Waspinator, as he's put back together yet again. Awwwww...

Stats

  • Original Air Date: February 3, 1997
  • Written by: Ian Weir

Featured Characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Maximals Predacons Others

Notes

Animation and/or technical glitches

  • When Megatron "checks up" on Waspinator, his dino head inexplicably switches from his right hand to his left hand.
  • When the Maximals are surrendering to Starscream and Optimus is explaining that Dinobot needs to be repaired, the red armor piece of his upper left arm is missing, making his arm appear mostly hollow.
  • When Waspinator/Starscream is standing on top of the Axalon telling the Maximals that he has Optimus Primal captured, his right leg is overlapping one of the autoguns.

Continuity errors

  • Looking at the intro sequence with Starscream's spark, he clearly touches down somewhere in the Southwest United States, apparently Arizona. The terrain and creatures in Beast Wars clearly suggest that it takes place in Africa; then again it makes sense, since "The Agenda (Part III)" puts the Axalon and the Ark within commuting distance.
  • Megatron knew a great deal about Cybertronian history, yet apparently did not know the real nature of Starscream and his demise. However, Megatron might have been playing dumb to lure Starscream into being bolder with his actions. It should also be of note that both the Predacon and Maximal Elders had a large portion of his records sealed due to his history.
  • Unicron's "ring" is not connected to his body.
  • Despite being born from a Maximal Protoform, Blackarachnia refers to the Decepticons as "our" (the Predacons) ancestors.
  • Inferno is absent for the entire episode.
  • In an interview with Bob Foward, it is stated that Primal originally had a very complex way of breaking free, but due to budget and time restrictions, this was changed to just him "Busting out".
  • In the episode "Deep Metal" Waspinator complains that "Waspinator blow up, nobody salvage!", yet here he was pretty much salvaged by other Predacons (at least his head was reattached by Megatron).

Real-world references

  • Optimus Primal says "Hasta la vista, Starscream," paraphrasing a famous line from Terminator 2.
  • As he flies away immediately after saying this, Optimus Primal is seen wearing a pair of sunglasses, aping Arnold Schwarzenegger's trademark look from the movie.
  • And another Terminator reference, Starscream screams "I'll be back!"
  • Optimus escape from his shackles is very reminescent of King Kong.
  • Rhinox's line "It's Tramplin' time" is an obvious homage to The Thing of the Fantastic Four's catchphrase, "It's clobberin' time!"

Transformers references

  • Obviously, Starscream himself firmly ties Beast Wars to established G1 history. Though you could argue that Waspinator thinking he was Shrapnel already did this.
  • One of the Predacon insignias on the side of Waspinator's cranium changes into Decepticon insignia while Starscream's spark is inhabiting his superstructure.

Trivia

  • Doug Parker performs both Starscream (standing in for the late Chris Latta), and the very Starscreamy Terrorsaur. It makes you wonder why they didn't just have Starscream possess Terrorsaur instead of Waspinator. Maybe that was just too obvious.
  • Starscream's color scheme is different from his character model in G1 cartoon, particularly around his head. Just take a look and compare it to the original, you'll see what is meant. It some how slightly resembles his appearance in Marvel G2 comics.
  • Why does Starscream imprison Optimus in shackles that he can break out of in about five seconds flat? It probably has something to do with his Starscreamish arrogance and stupidity.
  • Some fans speculate that Waspinator's ability to survive from the more devastating destruction he suffered in this episode and throughout seasons 2 and 3 is a result of sharing his body with Starscream's immortal spark in this episode, which may have inadvertantly made Waspinator's spark immortal as well
  • Question:How did Screamer's spark go BACK IN TIME?
Answer: Starscream states that his spark was "drifting helplessly through the depths of space beyond the reach of time itself".

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