|“||I have already told Barbara directly about the [body-swap]; she took it very cool and calmly without any emotional outbursts or stress.||”|
|Chris, role-playing as Magi-Chan, inadvertently showcasing that his mother has long since given up on him.|
Spirit possession is the belief that spirits can possess a person's body. Chris believes he has experienced possession by his imaginary friends. He has increasingly used it as a maladaptive coping mechanism to avoid reality and criticism, such as when he began to role-play as Sonichu as part of an elaborate fantasy to cope with being unable to attend the real-world BABScon, or when he role-played as Mewtwo to defend himself from criticism levied by a Twitter troll. This practice has been colloquially referred to as LARPing, short for live-action roleplaying.
|“||[Chris] believes this shit for real though because he tried to talk like Uzume (which sounds no different from how he normally talks, only he tried to raise his pitch and couldn’t pronounce the name of half the Neptunia characters).||”|
|An Idea Guy.|
When Chris believes he has swapped spirits with an imaginary friend, he role-plays as that persona. While doing so, Chris refers to himself in third person. In calls and videos he (tries to) change his voice and vocabulary.
He sometimes changes the profile picture and name of his social media to match the OC he is "possessed" by. Chris appears to have forgotten he can do this on Twitter, forcing him to preface his tweets with "Sonichu:" to remind followers of the role-play. He also changes his signature on occasional drawings to match the OC's name.
This behavior was unseen from Chris until the Idea Guys, Teen Troon Squad, and various other enablers role-played as characters from CWCville to bend Chris into their will. After their removal, Chris retained the idea of role-playing by saying his OCs are manifesting in dimension 1218 (the real world) through his body for various reasons.
When role-playing, Chris says things that would sound very weird if it came from "Chris's" mouth, for example he called Barb a guilty pleasure waifu while roleplaying as Magi-chan. He might say this to prove he is no longer Chris as Chris would never say something like this... right?
During Chris's phase of role-playing that he is possessed by the spirit of Sonichu, he (as Sonichu) refers to both Chris's spirit and physical body as "Mama," as both an allusion to how Sonichu referred to Chris as Father in the comics and to reflect Chris's transgender status.
The Idea Guys were here.
Chris was brainwashed into believing that Chris was sharing his body with Uzume.
|“||Miss Uzume Tennouboshi. She had been dormant inside my Dreamcast, and I pulled her out. We've been sharing my body since. Yes, she is able to control my body when she has control, and speak through my lips in her voice.||”|
|Chris, on being possessed by a fictional character.|
Uzume Tennouboshi, also known as Orange Heart, is a Console Patron Unit (CPU) in Megadimension Neptunia VII. She represents the Sega Dreamcast.
On 8 November 2017, Chris was brainwashed by an Idea Guy into believing that he was sharing his body with the spirit of Uzume. John Yamada, an alias used by one of the Idea Guys, texted Chris and crafted a role-play scenario in which Chris's Sega Dreamcast was the portal that could connect Chris to his imaginary safe space CWCville. Guided by suggestibility, Chris subconsciously filled in the role-play scenario further, believing that Magi-chan teleported to the real world, scanned the Dreamcast, and confirmed there was a powerful force inside the console. Chris left the console on for 24 hours to "charge" it, and then touched it, getting shocked, and interpreted this as him pulling out Uzume, a fictional character, into his body. Chris claimed Uzume can control his body and speak through him with her own voice.
On 13 November, he retconned his delusion, saying that he had not been sharing his body with Uzume, but a clone of her named "Orange Spiral Seal," also mentioning a battle against fellow Neptunia character Kurome. He no longer has the voice of Uzume in his head, but still retains "the powers of the four main Goddesses, as well as [his] own powers."
Chris Chan Sonichu
Chris repeatedly signed his name as "Chris Chan Sonichu" on court documents relating to his March 2018 trespass charge, despite it not being his legal name, though no action was taken by court staff on the matter.
|“||Barbara was more of a “Guilty Pleasure” waifu||”|
|Chris as Magi-Chan, demonstrating his oedipal complex.|
He acted the role on video in First recorded statement of Magi-Chan Sonichu - August 15, 2019. During that time, he primarily tweeted from his MagiChan111448 alternate Twitter account, role-playing as Magi-Chan, and even signed Magi-Chan's signature on drawings.
Chris changed his Discord handle to Magi-Chan.
On 26 November 2019, Chris discussed his belief that he had body-swapped with Tri Sonichu (an OC and recolor of Magi-Chan, created by MKRNightVee), in order to work on the Dimensional Merge, and that he ended the body-swap after boosting Tri's abilities and making him overpowered.
From 15 April 2020 to 25 February 2021, Chris believed he had body-swapped with Sonichu. He also believes it began earlier, retconning a beginning date of 31 March 2020, which conflicts with him not yet being in Sonichu's character in the 10 April 2020 Red vs Blue Reaction Livestreams video.
Chris initiated the body swap as part of an elaborate maladaptive coping method for missing out on the BABSCon convention which had been cancelled due to COVID-19. Using Sonichu as a mouthpiece, Chris claimed he was able to visit BABscon in C-197, which presumably avoided the pandemic, much like World War II. Chris continued acting out the role of Sonichu while he was featured as a guest on Chris Chan & Max Mandu LIVE / Leftovers Tonight and continued to act as Sonichu all the way through February, with only brief interruptions when he pretended to be Mewtwo and himself from another dimension (detailed below).
An enabler by the name of KwaiiSandbag reached out to Chris early in 2021, having been inspired to do so after contacting Chris following a binge-watch of Chris Chan: A Comprehensive History. By claiming that that he was a psychic, he told Chris that he could help reverse the body-swap process in a series of calls. Chris finally stopped roleplaying as Sonichu on the 25th of February 2021, immediately following news about My Little Pony G5; he heralded his 'return' by continuing to ramble about the Dimensional Merge and bash the G5 cartoon.
|“||Never Speak Against Christine Weston Chandler Sonichu Ever Again, or I shall see to your appropriate torment and punishment, myself. Farewell.||”|
|"Mewtwo" on Twitter.|
On 14 May 2020, to defend himself from a Twitter troll who cast doubt on Chris's claim to be leading the Dimensional Merge, Chris paused his role-playing of Sonichu to role-play instead as his imaginary husband Mewtwo. "Mewtwo" took to Twitter to lambast and threaten the troll.
Other versions of Chris
Chris of Dimension 1214
As an excuse to break his Sonichu roleplay, Chris pretended to be himself from another dimension to answer a short Q&A session on 27 August 2020.
- Idea Guy Q&A
- November 2017 Facebook posts#Sharing my body with a video game character
- File:Sonichu 16 page-3.JPG
- November 2017 Facebook posts#Mistaken about being linked with Uzume
- kiwi farms "Chris roleplaying as Magi-Chan megathread " and kiwi farms "Chris roleplaying as Magi-Chan megathread " archive
- Discord#Body-swapped with Tri
- April 2020 social media posts#Chris body swaps with Sonichu to cope with missing BABScon
- September 2018 social media posts#Chris explains the Dimensions
- February 2021 social media posts#MLP G5 Leaks
- May 2020 social media posts#Anti-Protoman sperging
- June 2021 social media posts#Young Chris
- June 2021 social media posts#Chris larps as his younger self