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14th Nov '16 1:59:45 AM socialist-cokehead
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* Using a [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible dragonfly]] rather than a butterfly, the Music/EgoLikeness album ''Dragonfly'' has a theme of personal rebirth and the [[http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1686192-02A-BIG.jpg cover art]] depicts the eponymous insect.

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* Using a [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible dragonfly]] rather than a butterfly, the Music/EgoLikeness album ''Dragonfly'' has a theme of personal rebirth and the [[http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1686192-02A-BIG.jpg cover art]] art depicts the eponymous insect.
6th Nov '16 3:13:57 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', General Grievous [[http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0531.html explains why he became a cyborg]] by saying "The caterpillar sees not its destiny, except by fulfilling it. Only by shedding our previous bodies can we become beautiful butterflies."
30th Oct '16 6:46:03 AM Anddrix
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* The caterpillar in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' can be seen to serve this sort of symbolic function. For instance, at the end of the [[Film/AliceInWonderland 2010 film]], Alice has been somewhat transformed by her experiences in Wonderland, and this is symbolized by the caterpillar (called Absolem in this adapation) appearing on her shoulders in the form of a butterfly and doing a FlyAtTheCameraEnding.

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* The caterpillar in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' can be seen to serve this sort of symbolic function. For instance, at the end of the [[Film/AliceInWonderland [[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 2010 film]], Alice has been somewhat transformed by her experiences in Wonderland, and this is symbolized by the caterpillar (called Absolem in this adapation) appearing on her shoulders in the form of a butterfly and doing a FlyAtTheCameraEnding.
15th Oct '16 6:28:09 PM CrystalGlacia
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* Music/RieFu's song "Butterfly" is appropriately about personal transformation. It's on one of the two albums she released to celebrate ten years of being a musician, and its official music video features clips of women holding up signs with advice written on them that they wish they knew when they were young.
21st Sep '16 10:26:19 PM Maverickface
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* This is part of Morph Moth's gimmick in ''VideoGame/MegaManX2''. He starts the fight in a cacoon suspended on a thread, and after taking enough damage he, appropriately enough, metamorphosizes into a fully a fully grown robot moth.

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* This is part of Morph Moth's gimmick in ''VideoGame/MegaManX2''. He starts the fight in a cacoon suspended on a thread, and after taking enough damage he, appropriately enough, metamorphosizes into a fully a fully grown robot moth.
25th Aug '16 4:30:41 PM themisterfree
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* A literal example in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': [[BigBad Hawk Moth]] utilizes these to feed off people's negative emotions and turn them into an [[MonsterOfTheWeek Akuma]].
27th Jun '16 10:29:45 PM Doug86
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* Evoked in a MarvelComics story of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', with one Inhuman petitioning to be exposed (re-exposed) to the mutagenic Terrigen Mists mainly because she's ugly and hoping for a better genetic draw. She emerges as a butterfly woman.

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* Evoked in a MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics story of ''ComicBook/TheInhumans'', with one Inhuman petitioning to be exposed (re-exposed) to the mutagenic Terrigen Mists mainly because she's ugly and hoping for a better genetic draw. She emerges as a butterfly woman.
11th Jun '16 3:21:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' a butterfly motif is heavily featured in the titular heroine's "Crisis Make Up!" TransformationSequence which sees her [[FrillyUpgrade power up]] from Sailor Moon into Super Sailor Moon in the third season ''Sailor Moon S''. This is not only touches on this trope but also draws on the way the ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth trope is used elsewhere in the season, a particularly evocative version shows up [[spoiler:using the power of the Sailor Soldiers themselves rather than via the usual Holy Grail TransformationTrinket that was in hands of the enemies]] in the penultimate episode of the season which is given it's own animation.

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' a butterfly motif is heavily featured in the titular heroine's "Crisis Make Up!" TransformationSequence which sees her [[FrillyUpgrade power up]] from Sailor Moon into Super Sailor Moon in the third season ''Sailor Moon S''. This is not only touches on this trope but also draws on the way the ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth trope is used elsewhere in the season, a particularly evocative version shows up [[spoiler:using the power of the Sailor Soldiers themselves rather than via the usual Holy Grail TransformationTrinket that was in hands of the enemies]] in the penultimate episode of the season which is given it's own animation.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Delenn uses a butterfly-like cocoon to [[spoiler:transform into a half-human half-minbari]]. During the transformation, the security team exploited the trope by telling the traitor that it she became beautiful as she left the cocoon, as if she was a butterfly with wings.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Delenn uses a butterfly-like cocoon to [[spoiler:transform into a half-human half-minbari]]. During the transformation, the security team exploited the trope by telling the traitor that it she became beautiful as she left the cocoon, as if she was a butterfly with wings.



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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Bambi}} II'', Bambi has lost his spots, his antlers are starting to grow and most importantly, he has an improved relationship with his father. A butterfly lands on the [[HopeSproutsEternal entwined sprouts]] growing nearby.

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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Bambi}} II'', Bambi has lost his spots, his antlers are starting to grow and most importantly, he has an improved relationship with his father. A butterfly lands on the [[HopeSproutsEternal entwined sprouts]] growing nearby.


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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, the golden butterfly is symbolic of Philemon, the diety that allows the heroes to tap into their Personas. According to WordOfGod, in the later games in the series he actually appears as a blue butterfly with an implied similar, if lesser, function, although neither the characters nor any narrator identifies him.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, the golden butterfly is symbolic of Philemon, the diety that allows the heroes to tap into their Personas. According to WordOfGod, in the later games in the series he actually appears as a blue butterfly with an implied similar, if lesser, function, although neither the characters nor any narrator identifies him.



* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame2'' has butterflies everywhere as the motif associated with the twins of All God's Village, referring to the death-and-rebirth interpretation, the identical-halves-of-one being interpretation, and ultimately ending on the transformation interpretation: [[spoiler: The souls of the sacrificed twins ''literally'' become butterflies. Mayu is released from the "cocoon" of her body by the red, wing-shaped handprints Mio leaves on her throat.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame2'' ''Franchise/FatalFrame II'' has butterflies everywhere as the motif associated with the twins of All God's Village, referring to the death-and-rebirth interpretation, the identical-halves-of-one being interpretation, and ultimately ending on the transformation interpretation: [[spoiler: The souls of the sacrificed twins ''literally'' become butterflies. Mayu is released from the "cocoon" of her body by the red, wing-shaped handprints Mio leaves on her throat.]]
11th Dec '15 7:50:09 AM PurpleAlert
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* ''VideoGame/FatalFrame2'' has butterflies everywhere as the motif associated with the twins of All God's Village, referring to the death-and-rebirth interpretation, the identical-halves-of-one being interpretation, and ultimately ending on the transformation interpretation: [[spoiler: The souls of the sacrificed twins ''literally'' become butterflies. Mayu is released from the "cocoon" of her body by the red, wing-shaped handprints Mio leaves on her throat.]]
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