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11th Apr '17 6:07:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' pulls this in TheMovie with Inazuman, another ShotaroIshinomori creation. At first, Saburo Kazeta is a bitter young man who hates "normal humans" for [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunning him due to his psychic powers]], which include transforming into the larval Sanagiman. Fourze gives him a heart-to-heart ([[LampshadeHanging which outright includes the butterfly metaphor]]) which leads to Saburo pulling a HeelFaceTurn, at which point Sanagiman "molts" into Inazuman, complete with radiant wings.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' pulls this in TheMovie with Inazuman, another ShotaroIshinomori Creator/ShotaroIshinomori creation. At first, Saburo Kazeta is a bitter young man who hates "normal humans" for [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer shunning him due to his psychic powers]], which include transforming into the larval Sanagiman. Fourze gives him a heart-to-heart ([[LampshadeHanging which outright includes the butterfly metaphor]]) which leads to Saburo pulling a HeelFaceTurn, at which point Sanagiman "molts" into Inazuman, complete with radiant wings.
8th Apr '17 8:45:18 AM Chabal2
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* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} book "The Departure" heavily feature the theme of a caterpillar, and later a butterfly. It is not a coincidence that this is where Cassie meets a surprisingly sympathetic [[PuppeteerParasite yeerk]], one willing to give up her host body. This, along with Cassie's continued realisation that the world isn't as [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as she thought, signifies change.

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* The Literature/{{Animorphs}} book "The Departure" heavily feature the theme of a caterpillar, and later a butterfly. It is not a coincidence that this is where Cassie meets a surprisingly sympathetic [[PuppeteerParasite yeerk]], one willing to give up her host body.body [[spoiler:if Cassie is willing to experience the rest of her life as a Yeerk... or the closest thing at hand: a caterpillar]]. This, along with Cassie's continued realisation that the world isn't as [[BlackAndWhiteMorality black and white]] as she thought, signifies change. [[spoiler:It also brings up the fact that natural metamorphosis can somehow undo the ModeLock of remaining more than two Earth hours in morph, something Cassie willingly did to make the Yeerk free her host.]]
8th Mar '17 3:28:40 PM koolkame
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* The fourth entry in the Videogame/GearsOfWar series introduces JD Fenix and Kat talking about how a cocooned butterfly changes its shape just before they go on a raid. [[spoiler: This is foreshadowing for the reveal that the Locust Horde was not entirely entirely destroyed at the end of the third game and have returned in stronger forms and are converting humans into the Swarm through cocoons.]]
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.
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