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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.
18th Oct '16 8:38:11 AM Cy-Fox
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* Protocol Cy-Fox hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).

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* Protocol Cy-Fox hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an a M.D. now).
18th Oct '16 8:36:29 AM Cy-Fox
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* ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).

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* ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox Protocol Cy-Fox'' Cy-Fox hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).
18th Oct '16 8:36:05 AM Cy-Fox
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* ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).

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* ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox'' ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).
18th Oct '16 8:34:50 AM Cy-Fox
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* ''FanFic/Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).

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* ''FanFic/Protocol Cy-Fox'' ''FanFic/ProtocolCy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).
18th Oct '16 8:33:26 AM Cy-Fox
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* ''FanFic/Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).

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* ''FanFic/Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul]] [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Cybernetics Eat Your Soul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).
18th Oct '16 8:32:26 AM Cy-Fox
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* ''FanFic/Protocol Cy-Fox'' hinges on this. When Tails is brutalized by the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul]] suffering Metal Sonic Mark V while defending the ARK from attack, he finds himself forced into a cyborg form by none other than Maria Robotnik (with an M.D. now).
27th Sep '16 10:20:07 PM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' plays with this when, [[spoiler: in the first episode of season 9, Sam is dying and Dean makes the decision to let an angel use his body as a vessel in order to save his life from the inside]].

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** This trope is played
with this when, [[spoiler: in the first episode of season 9, Sam [[spoiler:Sam is dying and Dean makes the decision to let an angel use his body as a vessel in order to save his life from the inside]].inside]].
** Also in season nine, [[spoiler:a currently human]] Castiel is captured by a faction of angels who torture him for information he doesn't have and refuse to believe/don't care that he doesn't have it. When his torturer's boss leaves them alone, however, the torturer offers to help him if Castiel will [[spoiler:contact Metatron and convince him to let the torturer join ''his'' faction.]] This is one of the things Castiel already told them he can't do, since [[spoiler:Metatron simply used him and they are not even remotely friends at this point]], but since the torturer won't believe that, Castiel pretends to agree and is temporarily released to do it. He quickly grabs the nearest angel blade and [[spoiler:steals his torturer's Grace before killing him, transforming back into an angel]] to heal his injuries and have the power to fight his way out of the compound. In a variation of the trope, [[spoiler:he was originally an angel to begin with,]] but he's not particularly happy about the brutality of what he had to do to survive, and the [[spoiler:stolen Grace]] in fact becomes an issue later, as it's not fully compatible with him and he suffers physically from the fall out.
** In another episode, a werewolf's sister is dying from a car accident, so the werewolf bites her, assuming (correctly) that becoming a werewolf would heal the injuries and save her sister's life. The werewolf in question is also a good person who subsists on animal hearts, so she teaches her sister to do the same. [[spoiler:This does not end well.]]
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