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- (science fiction) To forcibly seize control of someone's body, sometimes by replacing or exchanging minds.
- 1998 November 1, Claremont, Chris, “The First The Final? Fire!”, in Fantastic Four, volume 3, number 11, page 17:
- My accent may be Brooklyn, not the BBC, pal, but I still got a brain in my head. We've been bodyjacked. Some kind of mind-switch—yours to our bodies, ours ta yours. No offense but this ain't exactly the first time we've been cut loose in that particular neighborhood.
- 2007 January 15, “The Devil Wears Swastikas”, in Newsweek, page 66:
- This sounds like a spinoff of "The Boys From Brazil"—until about page 70, when D.T. reveals that he's actually a devil who'd bodyjacked an SS officer.
- 2007 April 22, Bennie, Scott, “Re: Daleks In Manhattan”, in rec.arts.drwho, Usenet, retrieved 2017-03-31, message-ID <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
- I'm not a big fan, however, of the daleks stealing the Cyberman's bodyjacking schtick, and I thought the hybrid looked embarrassingly silly.
- 2014, Coville, Bruce, Aliens Stole My Body, →ISBN, page 24:
- Then I did something that astonished both of us: I took control of our body. […] What are you doing? demanded Seymour. Where are you going? This is my body. Give it back! […] I've been bodyjacked! accused Seymour.