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18th Mar '18 2:16:02 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of ''{{Tron}}: [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Ghost in the Machine]]'', [[spoiler: The unified Jet.exe]] gets offered a chance to be uploaded into the User world, [[spoiler: but when he learns it would mean the destruction of the server he lives on, [[DefiedTrope Jet.exe throws away the chance and chooses to live out his runtime as an ordinary Program]] without hesitation or regret.]]

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* At the end of ''{{Tron}}: ''Franchise/{{Tron}}: [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Ghost in the Machine]]'', [[spoiler: The unified Jet.exe]] gets offered a chance to be uploaded into the User world, [[spoiler: but when he learns it would mean the destruction of the server he lives on, [[DefiedTrope Jet.exe throws away the chance and chooses to live out his runtime as an ordinary Program]] without hesitation or regret.]]
16th Mar '18 3:03:24 PM nmn3r3
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* Ahri in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has this as her goal in her backstory. She was a nine-tailed fox that wanted to be human, so she absorbed the soul of a dying human mage during a battle and gains human form. However, she doesn't see this as really being 'human', and wanted to go so far to be human in more than just form. As she absorbed more human souls and became more like a human, she also gained a conscience and realized [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone that what she had done was evil]]
* Teddie in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. He's a cartoon character living in the TV world, but wants to join the rest of the cast in the real world as a human. [[spoiler:He doesn't go through the typical sudden-onset humanity that is typical of the trope, though, due to his being a manifestation of human emotion.]]
** [[spoiler: He accomplishes this pretty quickly, getting his own persona just before the halfway point and then managing to manifest a human body.]]

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* Teddie in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. He's a cartoon character living in the TV world, but wants to join the rest of the cast in the real world as a human. [[spoiler:He doesn't go through the typical sudden-onset humanity that is typical of the trope, though, until he gets his own Persona just before the halfway point and then managing to manifest a human body.]]
* Labrys of ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', upon being thrown into the TV world, created a replica of Yasogami High in which she could try to live out this trope, forgetting that she wasn't human to begin with. The plot of Story Mode is centered on rescuing her before her [[EnemyWithout Shadow]] kills her for it.
* Morgana in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is a cat, cartoonish in the Metaverse but realistic in the real world. He's convinced that he WasOnceAMan, and aids the party with the goal of finding a way to become human. [[spoiler:Turns out he was never human to begin with, and realized that long before he actually admitted it out loud. Doesn't stop him from continuing to look for a way to gain a human form, his continued goal at the end of the game.]]
* Ahri in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has this as her goal in her backstory. She was a nine-tailed fox that wanted to be human, so she absorbed the soul of a dying human mage during a battle and gains human form. However, she doesn't see this as really being 'human', and wanted to go so far to be human in more than just form. As she absorbed more human souls and became more like a human, she also gained a conscience and realized [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone that what she had done was evil]]
* Teddie in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. He's a cartoon character living in the TV world, but wants to join the rest of the cast in the real world as a human. [[spoiler:He doesn't go through the typical sudden-onset humanity that is typical of the trope, though, due to his being a manifestation of human emotion.]]
** [[spoiler: He accomplishes this pretty quickly, getting his own persona just before the halfway point and then managing to manifest a human body.]]
evil]].
4th Mar '18 3:57:48 PM nombretomado
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* The Jon from ''SteamPoweredGiraffe' wishes to become a real boy.

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* The Jon from ''SteamPoweredGiraffe' Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe wishes to become a real boy.
19th Jan '18 1:48:57 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', ALL of the humanoid or smarter AIs were designed to do this (through neural pruning). The people who mass-produced the robots to build their colony's infrastructure, however don't realize this. To quote one of the robots: "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01428.htm Millions of robots walking off the job to pursue their own interests? Yes. I would describe that as a problem]]."

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', ALL of the humanoid or smarter AIs were designed to do this (through neural pruning). The people who mass-produced the robots to build their colony's infrastructure, however however, don't realize this. To quote one of the robots: "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1500/fc01428.htm Millions of robots walking off the job to pursue their own interests? Yes. I would describe that as a problem]]."



* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and Gepetto are stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. Gepetto, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, is to eat Billy, and get his soul. HilarityEnsues.
** Pinnocchio's first appearance in the show, "[[DerailedFairyTale Nursery Crimes]]", sees him try to eat Billy to become a real boy.
* In the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots'', the little girl robot Oh No gets her wish granted to be a real girl [[spoiler:by the episode's mini-boss]]. Unfortunately, Oh No is necessary for the Mighty Orbots robot to combine...

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* Played with very dark humor in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. When Pinocchio and Gepetto are stuck in the whale, Billy is also eaten. Gepetto, thrilled to have a human companion, begins to act as if Billy were his real son. Pinocchio, out of jealousy, decides that the only way to become a real boy, boy is to eat Billy, Billy (again) and get his soul. HilarityEnsues.
** Pinnocchio's first appearance in the show, "[[DerailedFairyTale Nursery Crimes]]", sees him try to eat Billy to become a real boy.
boy. He gets a big pot to boil Billy in too. Mandy has to save Billy and punished Pinnocchio by turning him into a tiny rocking chair. They ditch him at the Gingerbread Witch's house who winds up crushing him beneath her massive rear.
* In the second episode of ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots'', the little girl robot Oh No gets her wish granted to be a real girl [[spoiler:by [[spoiler: by the episode's mini-boss]]. Unfortunately, Oh No is necessary for the Mighty Orbots robot to combine...



* Invoked and deconstructed on ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''. While a race of alien machines are ''trying'' to become organic creatures, supposedly to replace their long dead creators, Rusty can't understand ''why'' anyone wouldn't want to be a robot.

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* Invoked and deconstructed on ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot''. While a race of alien machines are ''trying'' to become organic creatures, supposedly to replace their long dead long-dead creators, Rusty can't understand ''why'' anyone wouldn't want to be a robot.
17th Jan '18 12:11:32 PM Sharysa
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* Averted in a [[{{Mythopoeia}} fictional myth]] from ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'': In the precolonial Philippines, the prince of the sambar deer wanted to become human to marry a young datu (Filipino chief), so he [[ImAHumanitarian killed and ate a defenseless little boy--]]which is emphatically NOT the right way to turn human. The gods are angered, but give him three chances to repent and tell the truth so he can BecomeARealBoy. First chance: He arrives to find the datu and her whole village in deep mourning, then finds out that the little boy he murdered was [[OhCrap her NEPHEW.]] Second chance: He finds out he can't eat meat--as in, he gets nauseous at the SMELL of cooking meat, so eating it is right out--and realizes that while his body is human, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent his soul is still a deer's]] because the gods refuse to change it. The sambar-prince [[IgnoredEpiphany sweeps both events under the rug,]] and when he marries the datu, he asks for tattoos. They start out normal, but while they heal, the gods change the designs [[RedRightHand to scenes of him killing and eating the datu's nephew.]] He tries to hide it with heavy clothes, but [[RealityEnsues when the tropical summer arrives, he can't bear the heat]] and takes off his shirt. When his new wife spots them and finds out the AwfulTruth, [[BerserkButton she pushes him off into a reef to drown.]]

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* Averted in a [[{{Mythopoeia}} fictional myth]] from ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'': In the precolonial Philippines, the prince of the sambar deer wanted to become human to marry a young human datu (Filipino chief), so he [[ImAHumanitarian killed and ate a defenseless little boy--]]which boy]]--which is emphatically NOT the right way to turn human. The gods are angered, but give him three chances to repent and tell the truth so he can BecomeARealBoy. First chance: He arrives to find the datu and her whole village in deep mourning, then finds out that the little boy he murdered was [[OhCrap her NEPHEW.]] Second chance: He finds out he can't eat meat--as in, he gets nauseous at the SMELL of cooking meat, so eating it is right out--and realizes that while his body is human, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent his soul is still a deer's]] because the gods refuse to change it. The sambar-prince [[IgnoredEpiphany sweeps both events under the rug,]] and when after he marries the datu, he asks for tattoos. They start out normal, but while they heal, the gods change the designs [[RedRightHand to scenes of him killing and eating the datu's nephew.]] He tries to hide it with heavy clothes, but [[RealityEnsues when the tropical summer arrives, arrives and he can't bear the heat]] and heat,]] so he takes off his shirt. When his new wife spots them and finds out the AwfulTruth, [[BerserkButton she pushes him off into a reef to drown.]] When the rest of the sambar deer find out what their leader did, [[DrivenToSuicide half of them try to drown themselves]] but are [[JustSoStory turned into the first stonefish]] by the sea-god Haik. The other half [[JustSoStory shrinks into the small deer of current-day Philippines.]]
17th Jan '18 12:06:01 PM Sharysa
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* Averted in a [[{{Mythopoeia}} fictional myth]] from ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod'': In the precolonial Philippines, the prince of the sambar deer wanted to become human to marry a young datu (Filipino chief), so he [[ImAHumanitarian killed and ate a defenseless little boy--]]which is emphatically NOT the right way to turn human. The gods are angered, but give him three chances to repent and tell the truth so he can BecomeARealBoy. First chance: He arrives to find the datu and her whole village in deep mourning, then finds out that the little boy he murdered was [[OhCrap her NEPHEW.]] Second chance: He finds out he can't eat meat--as in, he gets nauseous at the SMELL of cooking meat, so eating it is right out--and realizes that while his body is human, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent his soul is still a deer's]] because the gods refuse to change it. The sambar-prince [[IgnoredEpiphany sweeps both events under the rug,]] and when he marries the datu, he asks for tattoos. They start out normal, but while they heal, the gods change the designs [[RedRightHand to scenes of him killing and eating the datu's nephew.]] He tries to hide it with heavy clothes, but [[RealityEnsues when the tropical summer arrives, he can't bear the heat]] and takes off his shirt. When his new wife spots them and finds out the AwfulTruth, [[BerserkButton she pushes him off into a reef to drown.]]



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season 4, this becomes Aida's goal [[spoiler: after reads the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes self-aware.]] Deconstructed though. [[spoiler: Since she's never felt human emotions before, having them all be experienced at once is more than she knows how to process, and she doesn't respond to things like [[IfIcantHaveYou Fitz rejecting her]] [[{{Yandere}} romantic advances well at all]]. She gets compared to a newborn who doesn't know how to handle her feelings or accept not getting what she wants, but in this case she has enough power to kill hundreds of people because of it, having given her human body ''dozens'' of Inhuman powers.]]

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season 4, this becomes Aida's goal [[spoiler: after she reads the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes self-aware.]] Deconstructed though. [[spoiler: Since she's never felt human emotions before, having them all be experienced at once is more than she knows how to process, and she doesn't respond to things like [[IfIcantHaveYou Fitz rejecting her]] [[{{Yandere}} romantic advances well at all]]. She gets compared to a newborn who doesn't know how to handle her feelings or accept not getting what she wants, but in this case she has enough power to kill hundreds of people because of it, having given her human body ''dozens'' of Inhuman powers.]]
22nd Dec '17 7:04:14 AM haleyg5423
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** The AI fragment Sigma of Project Freelancer was fascinated by the concept of "Metastability", which was basically the stage where an AI becomes indistinguishable from a normal mind. To accomplish this, he created the Meta by brainwashing Agent Maine and having him steal the other AI fragments in order to become whole. In season 13, Locust assumes the Meta was trying to become the perfect weapon, only for Aiden Price to explain that what the Meta truly wanted was to become human.

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** The AI fragment Sigma of Project Freelancer was fascinated by the concept of "Metastability", which was basically the stage where an AI becomes indistinguishable from a normal mind. To accomplish this, he created the Meta by brainwashing Agent Maine and having him steal the other AI fragments in order to become whole. In season 13, Locust Locus assumes the Meta was trying to become the perfect weapon, only for Aiden Price to explain that what the Meta truly wanted was to become human.
28th Nov '17 9:15:16 AM LordInsane
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* The main character in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/BicentennialMan'' is a big exception -- the process of humanization takes decades.

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* The main character in Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/BicentennialMan'' is a big exception -- the process of humanization takes decades. It is also notable for how far the eponymous character is willing to go to become human -- by the end of the story, the only significant differences between him and humans is that he is immortal and (mostly because of that) not legally recognized as a human (a ''person'', certainly, but not a human) He therefore takes the step of making himself mortal, which would seem to violate the Third Law except he argues that in his perception giving up the dream of being human would be a greater death. [[spoiler: And so, shortly before his death, Andrew is officially recognized as a human by the World Congress.]]
29th Jun '17 7:54:11 PM Qrow
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': In season 4, this becomes Aida's goal [[spoiler: after reads the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes self-aware.]] Deconstructed though. [[spoiler: Since she's never felt human emotions before, having them all be experienced at once is more than she knows how to process, and she doesn't respond to things like [[IfIcantHaveYou Fitz rejecting her]] [[{{Yandere}} romantic advances well at all]]. She gets compared to a newborn who doesn't know how to handle her feelings or accept not getting what she wants, but in this case she has enough power to kill hundreds of people because of it, having given her human body ''dozens'' of Inhuman powers.]]
4th Jun '17 3:50:50 AM rjd1922
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* Curie, a Ms. Nanny robot in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' assigned to medical research, finds her research efforts stymied by the nature of her physical being. The course of her personal quest line involves her being uploaded into a braindead donor synth body, resulting in an [[FirstTimeFeeling expansion of consciousness]].

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* Curie, a Ms. Nanny robot in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' assigned to medical research, finds her research efforts stymied by the nature of her physical being. The course of her personal quest line involves her being uploaded into a braindead donor synth body, resulting in an [[FirstTimeFeeling expansion of consciousness]].
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