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3rd Jun '17 2:09:46 AM MJC
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Calling Palpatine an ally would be quite a stretch, but Anakin returns from his duel with Obi-Wan so badly injured in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' that he's given robotic limbs, a ton of robotic organs, and a pressurized life-support suit to create Darth Vader. Obi-Wan was being ''very literal'' when he said "he's more machine now than man." Due to the emergency nature of this transformation, Vader ends up with a body that's [[MightyGlacier physically powerful but far less agile than he'd been while fully human]]. Other characters, not being quite as badly injured, get ArtificialLimbs.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Calling Palpatine [[EvilMentor Palpatine]] an ally would be quite a stretch, but Anakin returns from his duel with Obi-Wan so badly injured in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' that he's given robotic limbs, a ton of robotic organs, and a pressurized life-support suit to create Darth Vader. Obi-Wan was being ''very literal'' when he said "he's more machine now than man." Due to the emergency nature of this transformation, Vader ends up with a body that's [[MightyGlacier physically powerful but far less agile than he'd been while fully human]]. Other characters, not being quite as badly injured, get ArtificialLimbs.
13th May '17 6:26:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', Protoss warriors who are mortally injured are transplanted into Dragoon exoskeletons, where they can continue to fight. However, they volunteer for this, and so tend to be pretty stoic about it. Their people praise them for their devotion.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', Protoss warriors who are mortally injured are transplanted into Dragoon exoskeletons, where they can continue to fight. However, they volunteer for this, and so tend to be pretty stoic about it. Their people praise them for their devotion.
2nd May '17 9:22:23 AM dracogeorge
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17th Mar '17 12:46:25 PM skidoo23
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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.
7th Mar '17 9:21:07 PM dmcreif
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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.
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