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** The Twelfth Doctor does this to his companion Clara in "Hell Bent". After Clara is KilledOffForReal, the Doctor uses time travel-related tech to extract Clara out of time the moment before her death. She must someday return to this moment to prevent a universe-destroying paradox, but until that day, her life processes (breathing, heartbeat, aging) are frozen and she is functionally immortal.
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': The experiment that gave Luke his super-durable skin was the result of an attempt to save his life after Shades and Comanche beat him into the prison infirmary for planning to snitch on Rackham.
18th Jan '17 8:21:53 AM ectostar
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However, the ally may have to go through the decision of making the choice between the sweet release of death, or a non-human life with super powers and possibly even [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. ([[CursedWithAwesome Gee, what a tough call.]]) Occasionally though, [[BlessedWithSuck it is]] and there will be much blame to give out because of it. You'd be surprised how distressing it can be when one is literally UnableToCry.

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However, the ally may have to go through the decision of making the choice between the sweet release of death, or a non-human life with super powers and possibly even [[WhoWantsToLiveForever eternal life]]. ([[CursedWithAwesome Gee, what a tough call.]]) call]].) Occasionally though, [[BlessedWithSuck it is]] and there will be much blame to give out because of it. You'd be surprised how distressing it can be when one is literally UnableToCry.



# [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], or [[NotUsingTheZWord something similar]], will [[SuperEmpowering transform]] a [[ILoveYouVampireSon friend or loved one into same.]] This rarely ends well. If it isn't to cries of "IHateYouVampireDad", the sire will discover that junior [[AlwaysChaoticEvil takes after]] [[MeaningfulName Grandpa Bloodlove]] instead of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire himself.]]

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# [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], or [[NotUsingTheZWord something similar]], will [[SuperEmpowering transform]] a [[ILoveYouVampireSon friend or loved one into same.]] same]]. This rarely ends well. If it isn't to cries of "IHateYouVampireDad", the sire will discover that junior [[AlwaysChaoticEvil takes after]] [[MeaningfulName Grandpa Bloodlove]] instead of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire himself.]]himself]].



Expect these to [[CantStayNormal be permanent]], and for the [[BlackShirt naturally inclined to evil]] to think it makes them [[TranshumanTreachery superior]] to [[MugglePower "mundane" humans]], while heroes will be {{Pro Human Transhuman}}s. Frequently has a [[PsychoSerum high]] rate of [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insanity]] and [[CameBackWrong failure]], at the least it makes the vain [[BeautyToBeast very distraught]]. Definitely a setup for lessons in WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, many stories of the [[AnAesop fable]] kind have characters [[KarmicTransformation cursed]] this way for harming a non-human creature. A character can go through the StagesOfMonsterGrief and get an [[EpiphanyTherapy epiphany]] that IAmWhatIAm, which ironically enough [[EpiphanicPrison may trigger a return to human status.]] Someone who greets ''any'' emergency by transforming is probably just a OneWingedAngel.

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Expect these to [[CantStayNormal be permanent]], and for the [[BlackShirt naturally inclined to evil]] to think it makes them [[TranshumanTreachery superior]] to [[MugglePower "mundane" humans]], while heroes will be {{Pro Human Transhuman}}s. Frequently has a [[PsychoSerum high]] rate of [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity insanity]] and [[CameBackWrong failure]], at the least it makes the vain [[BeautyToBeast very distraught]]. Definitely a setup for lessons in WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, many stories of the [[AnAesop fable]] kind have characters [[KarmicTransformation cursed]] this way for harming a non-human creature. A character can go through the StagesOfMonsterGrief and get an [[EpiphanyTherapy epiphany]] that IAmWhatIAm, which ironically enough [[EpiphanicPrison may trigger a return to human status.]] status]]. Someone who greets ''any'' emergency by transforming is probably just a OneWingedAngel.






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** Played straight when, in an effort to regain his Shinigami status, Ichigo visits Urahara[[spoiler: , who has his Chain of Fate chopped off, and turned him into a Vizard instead... and when this isn't enough to let him defeat Ulquiorra and rescue Orihime from him, he becomes an even MORE powerful hollow...]].

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** Played straight when, in an effort to regain his Shinigami status, Ichigo visits Urahara[[spoiler: , Urahara, [[spoiler: who has his Chain of Fate chopped off, and turned him into a Vizard instead... and when this isn't enough to let him defeat Ulquiorra and rescue Orihime from him, he becomes an even MORE powerful hollow...]].



* Rather sad example in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. How so? Well Allen Walker out of his sadness at his adopted father's death accidently has him transformed by the Millennium Earl ''post-mortem'', turning him into the skeleton for a human-killing machine. Said skeleton then curses Allen's left eye, before being torn to shreds by the [[TykeBomb kid's newly awoken powers.]]

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* Rather sad example in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. How so? Well Allen Walker out of his sadness at his adopted father's death accidently has him transformed by the Millennium Earl ''post-mortem'', turning him into the skeleton for a human-killing machine. Said skeleton then curses Allen's left eye, before being torn to shreds by the [[TykeBomb kid's newly awoken powers.]]powers]].



* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[PsychoForHire Tao Pai Pai]], [[MadScientist Doctor Gero]], and [[BigBad Freeza]] go through this, with varying degrees of success. While Tao Pai Pai and Freeza [[TheWorfEffect are quickly defeated to show how powerful certain protagonists are or have become]], Doctor Gero lasts longer before [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he's killed by his own androids.]]

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[PsychoForHire Tao Pai Pai]], [[MadScientist Doctor Gero]], and [[BigBad Freeza]] go through this, with varying degrees of success. While Tao Pai Pai and Freeza [[TheWorfEffect are quickly defeated to show how powerful certain protagonists are or have become]], Doctor Gero lasts longer before [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he's killed by his own androids.]]androids]].



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* ''FanFic/TheAlteredFateOfDracoScales'' has this happen in the backstory to Nightshade, wherein she was sent through a mirror to the FisherKingdom Equestria. Despite this, [[AngstWhatAngst She's quite accepting of it.]]

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* ''FanFic/TheAlteredFateOfDracoScales'' has this happen in the backstory to Nightshade, wherein she was sent through a mirror to the FisherKingdom Equestria. Despite this, [[AngstWhatAngst She's quite accepting of it.]] it]].



* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': [[spoiler: Edward turns Bella into a vampire after she almost dies from childbirth. They always planned to transform her eventually when they married, but her SurprisePregnancy ultimately drove those plans]]. This goes for the others as well, since Carlisle only ever changed people who would have otherwise died for sure, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever because he didn't want to condemn anyone to his immortal existence.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': [[spoiler: Edward turns Bella into a vampire after she almost dies from childbirth. They always planned to transform her eventually when they married, but her SurprisePregnancy ultimately drove those plans]]. This goes for the others as well, since Carlisle only ever changed people who would have otherwise died for sure, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever because he didn't want to condemn anyone to his immortal existence.]]existence]].



-->"A long time ago, back at the Battle of Endor, the frigate I was working on as a doctor was hit by an Imperial barrage. Blew out whole sections of the hull, sucked crewmen out into hard vacuum. I was hit by a falling beam superheated by laser fire. One minute I'm helping a pilot with a concussion, the next minute that pilot's been dead for two weeks and I'm just waking up with a mechanical half a face and a mechanical leg. Ever since then, no woman has looked at me with any sort of serious interest. [...] Something died when I was hit in that medical ward, and I think it was my future. I think people, maybe only women, can just look at me and say, 'There's no future in him.' [...] There's [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul no mechanical replacement for a future]], Face. And every time I take a hit, and they have to cut away another part of me and replace it with machinery because I'm allergic to bacta, every time that happens I seem to be a little further away from the young doctor who had a future. He can't come back, Face. [[TearJerker/{{Literature}} Not all of him is here anymore.]]"

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-->"A long time ago, back at the Battle of Endor, the frigate I was working on as a doctor was hit by an Imperial barrage. Blew out whole sections of the hull, sucked crewmen out into hard vacuum. I was hit by a falling beam superheated by laser fire. One minute I'm helping a pilot with a concussion, the next minute that pilot's been dead for two weeks and I'm just waking up with a mechanical half a face and a mechanical leg. Ever since then, no woman has looked at me with any sort of serious interest. [...] Something died when I was hit in that medical ward, and I think it was my future. I think people, maybe only women, can just look at me and say, 'There's no future in him.' [...] There's [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul no mechanical replacement for a future]], Face. And every time I take a hit, and they have to cut away another part of me and replace it with machinery because I'm allergic to bacta, every time that happens I seem to be a little further away from the young doctor who had a future. He can't come back, Face. [[TearJerker/{{Literature}} Not all of him is here anymore.]]"anymore]]."



* Played straight in the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels by Tad Williams. [[spoiler: Two main characters get their minds uploaded into a hyper-real virtual reality. One was an old man, and the other was [[LittlestCancerPatient a child suffering from a fatal disease.]]]]

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* Played straight in the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels by Tad Williams. [[spoiler: Two main characters get their minds uploaded into a hyper-real virtual reality. One was an old man, and the other was [[LittlestCancerPatient a child suffering from a fatal disease.]]]]disease]].]]



* In the third book in Literature/TheParasolProtectorate series, ''Blameless'', Biffy undergoes an Emergency Transformation. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: he was the favorite of a vampire who already had plans to [[ILoveYouVampireSon have Biffy turned]], and the only supernatural on hand during the emergency was a [[FurAgainstFang werewolf]]]]. [[IfItsYouItsOkay It's implied the relationship will probably survive, anyway.]]

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* In the third book in Literature/TheParasolProtectorate series, ''Blameless'', Biffy undergoes an Emergency Transformation. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: he was the favorite of a vampire who already had plans to [[ILoveYouVampireSon have Biffy turned]], and the only supernatural on hand during the emergency was a [[FurAgainstFang werewolf]]]]. [[IfItsYouItsOkay It's implied the relationship will probably survive, anyway.]]anyway]].



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* In ''[[Music/SoundHorizon Seisen no Iberia]]'', Layla (dying from an arrow through the chest) is given the choice by a sealed demon to either die as a human or live on forever as a demon - [[DealWithTheDevil provided she frees him, of course.]] She chooses the latter. [[spoiler:Strangely enough, freeing a murderous demon turns out to be a phenomenally good plan.]]

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* In ''[[Music/SoundHorizon Seisen no Iberia]]'', Layla (dying from an arrow through the chest) is given the choice by a sealed demon to either die as a human or live on forever as a demon - [[DealWithTheDevil provided she frees him, of course.]] course]]. She chooses the latter. [[spoiler:Strangely enough, freeing a murderous demon turns out to be a phenomenally good plan.]]



* Happens to Samus in the intro of ''[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Metroid Fusion]]''. After being attacked by an X-parasite, she's [[LegoGenetics transfused with Metroid DNA]] to stop the infection. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Unfortunately,]] since ''Fusion'' is chronologically the last game in the franchise, the long-term effects of such an operation (both physically and mentally) have yet to be shown.

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* Happens to Samus in the intro of ''[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Metroid Fusion]]''. After being attacked by an X-parasite, she's [[LegoGenetics transfused with Metroid DNA]] to stop the infection. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Unfortunately,]] Unfortunately]], since ''Fusion'' is chronologically the last game in the franchise, the long-term effects of such an operation (both physically and mentally) have yet to be shown.



* A variant on this trope is a recurring theme in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series: True Runes are almost always acquired by someone who needs to use its power to escape from a deadly situation, put up a decent fight against an overwhelming foe, or keep the Rune itself out of the hands of those who would misuse it. [[BlessedWithSuck They often learn to regret this decision.]]

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* A variant on this trope is a recurring theme in the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series: True Runes are almost always acquired by someone who needs to use its power to escape from a deadly situation, put up a decent fight against an overwhelming foe, or keep the Rune itself out of the hands of those who would misuse it. [[BlessedWithSuck They often learn to regret this decision.]]decision]].



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' at the end of two/three routes [[spoiler:Tsugumi shares her blood with Takeshi, You, the Kid and eventually Coco. She's the hesitant one as while it's supposed to only be so they get her antibodies, it could give them the Cure Virus and make them [[CursedWithAwesome immortal, unaging, have a]] HealingFactor [[CursedWithAwesome and see in the dark.]] And also potentially have a bunch of people try to capture them for research... So at the end of the story about three fourths+ of the cast is immortal]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' at the end of two/three routes [[spoiler:Tsugumi shares her blood with Takeshi, You, the Kid and eventually Coco. She's the hesitant one as while it's supposed to only be so they get her antibodies, it could give them the Cure Virus and make them [[CursedWithAwesome immortal, unaging, have a]] HealingFactor [[CursedWithAwesome and see in the dark.]] dark]]. And also potentially have a bunch of people try to capture them for research... So at the end of the story about three fourths+ of the cast is immortal]].



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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robotix}},'' the Protectons and Terrakors intend to survive a solar flare's devastation by going into [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] deep underground. Afterward though, their central computer decides there is no way for them to survive on the devastated world after all, and transfers the minds of a few of them into [[HumongousMecha giant construction robots]] called [[TitleDrop "robotix."]] Upon awakening, [[BodyHorror they don't take it well.]]

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robotix}},'' the Protectons and Terrakors intend to survive a solar flare's devastation by going into [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] deep underground. Afterward though, their central computer decides there is no way for them to survive on the devastated world after all, and transfers the minds of a few of them into [[HumongousMecha giant construction robots]] called [[TitleDrop "robotix."]] Upon awakening, [[BodyHorror they don't take it well.]]well]].



* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode [[WhamEpisode "Betty"]] ends with [[spoiler: Betty defeating Bellanoche and restoring the Crown's magic, keeping Simon alive but turning him back into Ice King]].[[/folder]]

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5th Jan '17 12:02:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Manga/TheLaughingVampire'' by Creator/SuehiroMaruo, as the girl Luna is strangled and LeftForDead on a rubbish heap, the protagonist, a teenage male vampire, transforms her -- a beautiful scene with [[FreudWasRight fireworks going on in the distance]].

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* In ''Manga/TheLaughingVampire'' by Creator/SuehiroMaruo, as the girl Luna is strangled and LeftForDead on a rubbish heap, the protagonist, a teenage male vampire, transforms her -- a beautiful scene with [[FreudWasRight fireworks going on in the distance]].distance.
19th Dec '16 10:37:00 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/{{Orphen}}'', according to Orphen himself, this happened to [[spoiler: his once partner and the local CoolBigSis Stephanie.]] [[spoiler: She was a [[TransSexual male-bodied sorceress]] whose body was torn apart in a terrible accident and had to be reconstructed from almost zero by the local healers. Right before that she explained her case to them, asked if she could be given a female body and they accepted.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Orphen}}'', ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', according to Orphen himself, this happened to [[spoiler: his once partner and the local CoolBigSis Stephanie.]] [[spoiler: She was a [[TransSexual male-bodied sorceress]] whose body was torn apart in a terrible accident and had to be reconstructed from almost zero by the local healers. Right before that she explained her case to them, asked if she could be given a female body and they accepted.]]
19th Dec '16 10:36:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Anime/{{Orphen}}'', according to Orphen himself, this happened to [[spoiler: his once partner and the local CoolBigSis Stephanie.]] [[spoiler: She was a [[TransSexual male-bodied sorceress]] whose body was torn apart in a terrible accident and had to be reconstructed from almost zero by the local healers. Right before that she explained her case to them, asked if she could be given a female body and they accepted.]]



* [[Comicbook/SheHulk Jennifer Walters]], attorney at law, also got a blood transfusion - from her cousin [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]]. Unusually for this trope, Jen usually likes being Comicbook/SheHulk or even prefers it to her human form. The later {{Retcon}} that the Hulk's personalities are a result of multiple personality disorder and were not caused by his powers happens to explain away why she doesn't have the same problems the Hulk has. Of course, she did have some issues at first (but more roid rage-ish than "HULK SMASH"). As she became more used to the transformation, her lack of inhibitions shifted themselves from wanting to break stuff to just having fun.

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* [[Comicbook/SheHulk Jennifer Walters]], attorney at law, also got a blood transfusion - from her cousin [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Dr. Bruce Banner]]. Unusually for this trope, Jen usually likes being Comicbook/SheHulk or even prefers it to her human form. The later {{Retcon}} that the Hulk's personalities are a result of multiple personality disorder and were not caused by his powers happens to explain away why she doesn't have the same problems the Hulk has. Of course, she did have some issues at first (but more roid rage-ish than "HULK SMASH"). As she became more used to the transformation, her lack of inhibitions shifted themselves from wanting to break stuff to just having fun.
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* In ''Fanfic/XCOMRWBYWithin'', during the events of the [[WhamEpisode Site Recon mission]], [[spoiler: Blake]] is badly wounded, and has to be turned into a [[Main/{{Cyborg}} MEC Trooper]] in order to survive.
25th Nov '16 3:11:34 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In the very first episode, Ichigo gets stabbed in the heart by Rukia, giving him her full {{Shinigami}} powers. Slightly averted when we are told that [[spoiler: his father was also a Shinigami, and hence Ichigo always had those powers, or at least the potential for them]]. Played straight when, in an effort to regain his Shinigami status, Ichigo visits Urahara[[spoiler: , who has his Chain of Fate chopped off, and turned him into a Vizard instead... and when this isn't enough to let him defeat Ulquiorra, he becomes an even MORE powerful hollow...]].

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** In the very first episode, Ichigo gets stabbed in the heart by Rukia, giving him her full {{Shinigami}} powers. Slightly averted when we are told that [[spoiler: his father was also a Shinigami, and hence Ichigo always had those powers, or at least the potential for them]].
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Played straight when, in an effort to regain his Shinigami status, Ichigo visits Urahara[[spoiler: , who has his Chain of Fate chopped off, and turned him into a Vizard instead... and when this isn't enough to let him defeat Ulquiorra, Ulquiorra and rescue Orihime from him, he becomes an even MORE powerful hollow...]].



* Happened in ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', vampire variation.

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* Happened in ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'', vampire variation.variation: [[spoiler: Shidou has to turn his girlfriend and local PluckyOfficeGirl, Riho, into a vampire to save her life.]]
25th Oct '16 9:15:01 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Music of the Spheres" has aliens subjecting the whole of humanity to signals that people think are music, but causes mysterious changes. Instead of the CruelTwistEnding the series is known for, it turns out it's an Emergency Transformation into bald, large-headed, golden-skinned creatures, so that they can survive an impending shift in the sun's radiation. The aliens' process initially only works on people close to puberty but once the humans figure out what the hell is exactly going on and why they manage to enhance the process so that it can be applied to anyone. Some of the characters refuse to go along with the transformation; as one of our main characters puts it, he wants his wife to be able to recognize him in Heaven.

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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Music of the Spheres" has aliens subjecting the whole of humanity to signals that people think are music, but causes mysterious changes. Instead of the CruelTwistEnding the series is known for, it turns out it's an Emergency Transformation into bald, large-headed, golden-skinned creatures, so that they can survive an impending shift in the sun's radiation. The aliens' process initially only works on people close to puberty puberty, but once the humans figure out exactly what the hell is exactly going on and why why, they manage to enhance the process so that it can be applied to anyone. Some of the characters refuse to go along with the transformation; as one of our the main characters puts it, he wants his wife to be able to recognize him in Heaven.
18th Oct '16 1:50:45 PM merotoker
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* In one episode of ''Anime/BloodPlus,'' Saya does this with [[spoiler: her adoptive younger brother Riku.]] Despite herself and Haji being shining examples of {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire}}s who [[VampireRefugee hunt bad vampires]], she beats herself up for it. It is however slightly tragic in that he will never [[spoiler: grow up, becoming an undead Pinocchio. Also he pretty much loses his personality, instead becoming a slave with no desire except to serve and protect Saya. Except... the ''true'' tragedy is it only kept him alive a little longer- Diva decided to ''rape'' and murder him shortly afterward]].

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* In one episode of ''Anime/BloodPlus,'' Saya does this with [[spoiler: her adoptive younger brother Riku.]] Riku]]. Despite herself and Haji being shining examples of {{Friendly Neighborhood Vampire}}s who [[VampireRefugee hunt bad vampires]], she beats herself up for it. It is however slightly tragic in that he will never [[spoiler: grow up, becoming an undead Pinocchio. Also he pretty much loses his personality, instead becoming a slave with no desire except to serve and protect Saya. Except... the ''true'' tragedy is it only kept him alive a little longer- Diva decided to ''rape'' and murder him shortly afterward]].



* This is how Hiro ended up WakingUpAtTheMorgue in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'', the titular Monster Princess's RobotGirl accidentally ran him over, so Hime made him her servant with her blood/life essence, incidentally saving his life and making him {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le.
** Likewise this is done for a Mermaid who had given up her voice. She broke the taboo by shouting to save them which resulting in a death curse; and a different member of the Monster Royalty gave his blood/life essence to her.

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* This is how Hiro ended up WakingUpAtTheMorgue in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'', the titular Monster Princess's RobotGirl accidentally ran him over, so Hime made him her servant with her blood/life essence, incidentally saving his life and making him {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le.
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Invulnerab|ility}}le. Likewise this is done for a Mermaid who had given up her voice. She broke the taboo by shouting to save them which resulting in a death curse; and a different member of the Monster Royalty gave his blood/life essence to her.



* Played with in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. [[spoiler:[[GrimReaper Lala]] turns a dying a girl into a zombie in chapter 38. Not to prevent her death, but so she won't have to, since the girl will come back to life afterwards.]]

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* Played with in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. [[spoiler:[[GrimReaper [[spoiler:[[TheGrimReaper Lala]] turns a dying a girl into a zombie in chapter 38. Not to prevent her death, but so she won't have to, since the girl will come back to life afterwards.]]



* In LightNovel/HighschoolDxD, this is how another being's transformation into an angel or devil generally works, Issei being the primary series example. It does not need to be done to save someone from death, but it can if necessary.

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* In LightNovel/HighschoolDxD, ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'', this is how another being's transformation into an angel or devil generally works, Issei being the primary series example. It does not need to be done to save someone from death, but it can if necessary.



* ComicBook/{{Steel}}/Commander Steel of DC - Henry Heywood was severely injured by saboteurs. A scientist gave him steel replacement parts, saving his life and turning him into a super-strong and durable "indestructible man".
** In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} ''"Rotworld"'' stories Henry Heywood uploaded himself into a robot body when the Rot was taking over the bodies of the living.

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* ComicBook/{{Steel}}/Commander Steel of DC - Henry Heywood was severely injured by saboteurs. A scientist gave him steel replacement parts, saving his life and turning him into a super-strong and durable "indestructible man". \n** In the Comicbook/{{New 52}} ''"Rotworld"'' stories Henry Heywood uploaded himself into a robot body when the Rot was taking over the bodies of the living.



* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]'': Cade refuses to let his childhood love Azlyn die, even though she ''asks him to'', accepting her fate and the will of the Force. When all other options fail, he gets her to people who put her in a Vader-esque life support armor. After waking up, she was ''really pissed at him''. Fortunately for her, she managed to avoid slipping to Dark Side and managed to get the scary black suit replaced with something much more elegant.

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* ''[[Comicbook/{{Legacy}} Star Wars: Legacy]]'': Cade refuses to let his childhood love Azlyn die, even though she ''asks him to'', accepting her fate and the will of the Force. When all other options fail, he gets her to people who put her in a Vader-esque life support armor. After waking up, she was ''really pissed at him''. Fortunately for her, she managed to avoid slipping to the Dark Side and managed to get the scary black suit replaced with something much more elegant.



* In ''[[MilestoneComics Xombi]]'', inventor David Kim was revived from a critical wound when his lab assistant injected him with a [[HealingFactor beneficial]] [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnological virus]]. In order to rebuild David, his nanites used the closest matter available, which included ''the lab assistant herself''.

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* In ''[[MilestoneComics ''[[Creator/MilestoneComics Xombi]]'', inventor David Kim was revived from a critical wound when his lab assistant injected him with a [[HealingFactor beneficial]] [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnological virus]]. In order to rebuild David, his nanites used the closest matter available, which included ''the lab assistant herself''.



* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'' has this as an important event in the backstory: [[spoiler: When [[BiggerBad Discord]] mortally wounded her, [[BigGood Harmony]] fused herself with the planet to stop him from killing her. Unfortunately, that's left her [[SealedGoodInACan trapped]] ever since]].

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* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'' has this as an important event in the backstory: [[spoiler: When [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Discord]] mortally wounded her, [[BigGood Harmony]] fused herself with the planet to stop him from killing her. Unfortunately, that's left her [[SealedGoodInACan trapped]] ever since]].



* Near the end of ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', this happens due to MayflyDecemberFriendship leading towards the inevitable conclusion. [[spoiler:To prevent them from dying of old age, [[JerkassGenie Norm]] ends up turning [[OriginalCharacter Amanda]] and [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents Timmy]] into a genie and fairy respectively.]]

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* Near the end of ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', this happens due to MayflyDecemberFriendship leading towards the inevitable conclusion. [[spoiler:To prevent them from dying of old age, [[JerkassGenie Norm]] ends up turning [[OriginalCharacter Amanda]] and [[WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy]] into a genie and fairy respectively.]]



* Disney's ''Film/InspectorGadget'': ditzy security guard John Brown is "rebuilt" as a cybernetic super cop after running afoul of Sanford Scolex/Claw. This results in a brief moment of WhatHaveIBecome when Brown sputters "I'm not me anymore! I'm a hardware store!"
** Apparently happened to the original WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget...only he'd just fallen down the stairs! From a banana peel, no less.

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* Disney's ''Film/InspectorGadget'': ditzy security guard John Brown is "rebuilt" as a cybernetic super cop after running afoul of Sanford Scolex/Claw. This results in a brief moment of WhatHaveIBecome when Brown sputters "I'm not me anymore! I'm a hardware store!"
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store!" Apparently happened to the original WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget...only he'd just fallen down the stairs! From a banana peel, no less.



* [[Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries Sookie]] [[Series/TrueBlood Stackhouse]] is given Vampire blood to save her life rather than to bring her all the way over to the vampire side. In fact, drinking Vampire blood is a drug addiction thing in this/these series, because it enhances humans temporarily.

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* [[Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries Sookie]] ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries''
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[[Series/TrueBlood Sookie Stackhouse]] is given Vampire blood to save her life rather than to bring her all the way over to the vampire side. In fact, drinking Vampire blood is a drug addiction thing in this/these series, because it enhances humans temporarily.



* There's a scene in one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books that would qualify, where a woman (a disembodied soul trapped in the body of a bird, actually) is transformed into a spirit being rather than fade away in the bird's mind.
** In addition, the Sword Need is [[spoiler: revealed to have been created when the blacksmith forging the sword's village was attacked. She impaled herself on the blade that was in the vice, and awoke inside the sword. Eventually set free during a HeroicSacrifice]].

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* There's a scene in one of Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books that would qualify, where a woman (a disembodied soul trapped in the body of a bird, actually) is transformed into a spirit being rather than fade away in the bird's mind.
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mind. In addition, the Sword Need is [[spoiler: revealed to have been created when the blacksmith forging the sword's village was attacked. She impaled herself on the blade that was in the vice, and awoke inside the sword. Eventually set free during a HeroicSacrifice]].



* Subverted in the ''Literature/BetsyTheVampireQueen'' series: Jessica, Betsy's closest friend, is suffering from severe blood cancer. She makes it very clear to Betsy that under ''no'' circumstances is Betsy to vampirize her. [[spoiler:The cancer is eventually cured via [[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Ancient Vampire Power]].]]
** Same thing happens with [[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Norville's mother and her cancer]]- she declines getting werewolfed as a cure. Her health status is still in question.

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* Subverted in the ''Literature/BetsyTheVampireQueen'' series: Jessica, Betsy's closest friend, is suffering from severe blood cancer. She makes it very clear to Betsy that under ''no'' circumstances is Betsy to vampirize her. [[spoiler:The cancer is eventually cured via [[DeusExMachina Deus Ex Ancient Vampire Power]].]]
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]] Same thing happens with [[Literature/KittyNorville Kitty Norville's mother and her cancer]]- she declines getting werewolfed as a cure. Her health status is still in question.



* In [[Literature/WingsOfFire ''Escaping Peril'']], Peril realizes that [[spoiler:Queen Ruby's earring was put there by Chameleon to make her never be able to win a fight with Queen Scarlet]], but she doesn't realize that [[spoiler:removing it will turn her into a different dragon altogether.]] Transforming into [[spoiler:Tourmaline]] heals her wounds and allows her to [[spoiler:kill Queen Scarlet and win the throne]].

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* In [[Literature/WingsOfFire ''Escaping Peril'']], ''[[Literature/WingsOfFire Escaping Peril]]'', Peril realizes that [[spoiler:Queen Ruby's earring was put there by Chameleon to make her never be able to win a fight with Queen Scarlet]], but she doesn't realize that [[spoiler:removing it will turn her into a different dragon altogether.]] Transforming into [[spoiler:Tourmaline]] heals her wounds and allows her to [[spoiler:kill Queen Scarlet and win the throne]].



* ''Series/StargateSG1'' (of course) had instances of this, when characters stricken with fatal injuries or diseases had the option to become a host to a Tokra symbiote. In one notable occurrence, the character in question was dead set against the idea, but when the illness progressed far enough, they went ahead with it anyway.
** There was also the option of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascending to a higher plane of existence]], but not everyone could do that.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' (of course) had instances of this, when characters stricken with fatal injuries or diseases had the option to become a host to a Tokra symbiote. In one notable occurrence, the character in question was dead set against the idea, but when the illness progressed far enough, they went ahead with it anyway.
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anyway. There was also the option of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascending ascending to a higher plane of existence]], but not everyone could do that.
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