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This technique allows Dan's spirit to leave his body and take possession of a target within a certain range, enabling him to freely manipulate the victim's body at will. Dan has also stated that this technique had been used to kill a great number of shinobi during his lifetime. The only known way to counteract the technique is to trap the user within a barrier, such as the Four Violet Flames Battle Encampment, before they can activate it.
With the release of the Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation technique, a reincarnated Dan was capable of controlling his own spirit for a short period of time using this technique, where it crossed a vast distance and was still able to manipulate a person's body as well as give them chakra.