Sometimes confused with "Mind Control", Possession is a term used to describe the ability of some characters 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.
Possession can also include characters that can possess inanimate objects in order to use them for themselves. Such as ghosts open drawers and doors. In these cases a consciousness cannot be transferred only extended.