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21st Sep '17 3:56:11 PM bitemytail
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* In ''Videogame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you can give some of your blood to Heather, a young girl dying from a traffic accident, in order to save her life. While this is physically beneficial (she survives and recovers quickly, as well as becomes stronger and healthier), it also makes her develop a psychological bond with you, essentially acting like she's drugged / in love with you and can't be without you (and your blood). She also does a few questionable things to appease you, ranging from giving you her money to luring home a guy and locking him up in the bathroom as a "meal" for you. [[spoiler:If she stays with you pass a certain plot point, she'll get murdered by the Sabbat for the explicit purpose of punishing you. It can be avoided by ordering her to leave you, never come back, and try to forget everything. Either option is, according to many players, completely heartrending.]]

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* In ''Videogame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you can give some of your blood to Heather, a young girl dying from a traffic accident, in order to save her life. While this is physically beneficial (she survives and recovers quickly, as well as becomes stronger and healthier), it also makes her develop a psychological bond with you, essentially acting like she's drugged / in love with you and can't be without you (and your blood). She also does a few questionable things to appease you, ranging from giving you her money to luring home a guy and locking him up in the bathroom as a "meal" for you. [[spoiler:If she stays with you pass past a certain plot point, she'll get murdered by the Sabbat for the explicit purpose of punishing you. It can be avoided by ordering her to leave you, never come back, and try to forget everything. Either option is, according to many players, completely heartrending.]]
13th Sep '17 11:56:22 AM PaladinPhoenix
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*** Notably, only the arm and chest replacements were necessary for him to survive. The rest was his employer using his contract to gain power of attorney ("I never asked for this"). [[spoiler: Later in the game you find out that Jensen is the only individual whose body accept augmentations without the need of drugs to stave off rejection, so his employer was also having an experimental field day with Jensen as well.]]

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*** Notably, only the arm and chest replacements were necessary for him to survive. The rest was his employer using his contract to gain power of attorney ("I never asked for this"). (darkly alluded to in the intro sequence when David Sarif is heard saying "He doesn't need that"). [[spoiler: Later in the game you find out that Jensen is the only individual whose body accept accepts augmentations without the need of drugs to stave off rejection, due to extensive genetic manipulation, so his employer (who was aware of this fact) was also having an experimental field day with Jensen as well.]]
12th Sep '17 11:55:27 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the Dalish Elf Origin. Basically, your character becomes tainted and has to undergo the Grey Warden Joining in order to have a chance of survival.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if you take your sibling with you for the Deep Roads Expedition, [[spoiler: they will contract the taint, and the only way to save their life is to have them undergo the Grey Warden Joining. Hope you brought Anders with you as well, as he's the only guy who can lead you to the Wardens]].

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the Dalish Elf Origin. Basically, your character becomes tainted and has to undergo the Grey Warden Joining in order to have a chance of survival.
* ** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if you take your sibling with you for the Deep Roads Expedition, [[spoiler: they will contract the taint, Taint, and the only way to save their life is to have them undergo the Grey Warden Joining. Hope you brought Anders with you as well, as he's the only guy who can lead you to the Wardens]].Wardens.]]
16th Aug '17 7:12:00 AM HighCrate
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# [[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]].
# A literal magical transformation, demonic transformation, or some other spell that will give the recipient a new bill of health... if not a [[{{Animorphism}} new]] [[{{Transflormation}} species]] too.
# [[LegoGenetics Genetic modification]]. Whether via SuperSerum, GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke, or more creative methods; they are transformed into a {{mutant|s}}, HalfHumanHybrid, or even a [[MixAndMatchCritters Mix-and-Match Critter]]. Their mental stability will directly correlate to how outwardly human they stay.
# WeCanRebuildHim! [[ArtificialLimbs Cyborgs]] and the like will [[WeCanRebuildHim upgrade]] all the damaged tissue with cybernetics or [[ManInTheMachine encasing the person in a robot body]]. Not pleasant, as CyberneticsEatYourSoul, and XRayVision [[SenseLossSadness doesn't quite compensate inability to smell]], and there's some LossOfIdentity, but who gives a damn!
# Another variant involves [[BrainUploading digitizing the mind]] ([[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]] [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul optional]]) into [[CursedWithAwesome a computer]] or [[ArtificialHuman synthetic body]].
# A relatively mundane, real-life medical procedure, like an organ transplant or [[SuperhumanTransfusion blood transfusion]], for whom the only matching donor is a [[{{Mutants}} biologically abnormal]] relative. [[SideEffectsInclude It carries side effects]] ranging from the purely cosmetic to the {{harmful|Healing}}.

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# * [[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]].
# * A literal magical transformation, demonic transformation, or some other spell that will give the recipient a new bill of health... if not a [[{{Animorphism}} new]] [[{{Transflormation}} species]] too.
# * [[LegoGenetics Genetic modification]]. Whether via SuperSerum, GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke, or more creative methods; they are transformed into a {{mutant|s}}, HalfHumanHybrid, or even a [[MixAndMatchCritters Mix-and-Match Critter]]. Their mental stability will directly correlate to how outwardly human they stay.
# * WeCanRebuildHim! [[ArtificialLimbs Cyborgs]] and the like will [[WeCanRebuildHim upgrade]] all the damaged tissue with cybernetics or [[ManInTheMachine encasing the person in a robot body]]. Not pleasant, as CyberneticsEatYourSoul, and XRayVision [[SenseLossSadness doesn't quite compensate inability to smell]], and there's some LossOfIdentity, but who gives a damn!
# * Another variant involves [[BrainUploading digitizing the mind]] ([[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]] [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul optional]]) into [[CursedWithAwesome a computer]] or [[ArtificialHuman synthetic body]].
# * A relatively mundane, real-life medical procedure, like an organ transplant or [[SuperhumanTransfusion blood transfusion]], for whom the only matching donor is a [[{{Mutants}} biologically abnormal]] relative. [[SideEffectsInclude It carries side effects]] ranging from the purely cosmetic to the {{harmful|Healing}}.
15th Aug '17 6:35:40 AM jormis29
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* C.L. Moore's classic story ''No Woman Born'' concerns an actress whose brain was transplanted into a robot body after her body was irreparably damaged in a fire.

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* C.L. Moore's Creator/CLMoore's classic story ''No Woman Born'' concerns an actress whose brain was transplanted into a robot body after her body was irreparably damaged in a fire.
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.
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