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30th Oct '16 10:04:37 AM nombretomado
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* The Lazarus Health Center in the ''{{GURPS}} Illuminati University'' setting approaches their job not unlike Ork Doks. It's usually easier to [[DeathIsCheap just die and get resurrected.]]

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* The Lazarus Health Center in the ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Illuminati University'' setting approaches their job not unlike Ork Doks. It's usually easier to [[DeathIsCheap just die and get resurrected.]]
27th Oct '16 1:47:50 PM Necrodomo
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* Demons in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' have their basic healing item in the Stygian Bone Leech, a vicious demonic symbiote that gnaws its way into exposed flesh, sanitizing wounds, repairing bones and muscles, and eating infected tissue as it goes. [[http://forums.nexuswar.com/viewtopic.php?p=251216#251216 Here is a picture of one]]. Sweet dreams! Despite being hideous and painful, it does actually heal its 'patients', curing poisons and performing other medical miracles as it eats you. Angels get more benign [[HealingHerb Healing Herbs]] instead.
29th Sep '16 4:49:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In "Mrs. Miller", Rodney [=McKay=] and his sister Jeannie are kidnapped by a wealthy industrialist to modify [[NanoMachines experimental nanoprobes]] so that they can cure [[LittlestCancerPatient his young daughter's cancer]]. The [=McKays=] reluctantly agree (not that they have much choice) and it seems to work succesfully, until it turns out that the probes are far too aggressive and tried to fix a minor heart defect by killing and reviving the girl, rendering her a perfectly healthy vegetable.

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': In "Mrs. Miller", Rodney [=McKay=] and his sister Jeannie are kidnapped by a wealthy industrialist to modify [[NanoMachines experimental nanoprobes]] so that they can cure [[LittlestCancerPatient his young daughter's cancer]]. The [=McKays=] reluctantly agree (not that they have much choice) and it seems to work succesfully, successfully, until it turns out that the probes are far too aggressive and tried to fix a minor heart defect by killing and reviving the girl, rendering her a perfectly healthy vegetable.
20th Sep '16 8:16:00 PM nombretomado
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* Reflected in the mechanics of the first three ''{{Avernum}}'' games--attempting to apply first aid with no knowledge of the skill usually does damage, often killing the unfortunate victim.

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* Reflected in the mechanics of the first three ''{{Avernum}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' games--attempting to apply first aid with no knowledge of the skill usually does damage, often killing the unfortunate victim.
9th Sep '16 9:29:28 PM Lopiny
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* The Occultist class in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has a healing skill that also has a chance of inflicting the Bleed condition. Depending on how much the RNG hates you, this can result in a character getting healed for 1 point of damage and then immediately losing it on their next turn and then some later on (or, alternatively, getting healed for about 10 HP and resisting the Bleed condition entirely.)

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* The Occultist class in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has a healing skill that also has a chance of inflicting the Bleed condition. Depending on how much the RNG hates you, this can result in a character getting healed for 1 point of damage and then immediately losing it on their next turn and then some later on (or, alternatively, getting healed for about 10 HP and resisting the Bleed condition entirely.) If the RNG is merciful, you can even get a 40-point critical heal, which will bring anyone back from the brink no problem)
8th Sep '16 9:14:51 AM Hanz
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** Pearl Jam's powers give food this effect. Any food or beverage affected by it will be especially delicious and restorative, but also detoxes the affected by forcefully expelling things such as rotted teeth and even intestines, though afterwards you'll feel better than before.
10th Aug '16 9:10:53 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* In the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series put out by MarvelComics, a substance called "Nucleon" was developed on a robotic planet to serve as a miracle cure, but the patients who were treated with it went insane and murdered their doctors. Grimlock tries to access Nucleon in order to revive his deactivated Dinobot comrades and battles through a series of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent robotic zombies]]. Once at the island where the Nucleon is stored, he learns that the patients were not hoarding the substance, but protecting others from it. Nucleon revitalizes mechanoids but has horrible side effects; in one instance, a patient was brought back to life along with the malfunction that killed him, and must now suffer through yet another slow, painful death. Grimlock tests Nucleon on himself and it results in paralysis, followed by the loss of his transforming ability.
** Actually it was a case of CursedWithAwesome: Grimlock, after his last bout of paralysis, literally sheds his old body getting a vastly superior and improved form of his humanoid self, [[ShapeshifterModeLock though without any transforming ability]].

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* In the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series put out by MarvelComics, a substance called "Nucleon" was developed on a robotic planet to serve as a miracle cure, but the patients who were treated with it went insane and murdered their doctors. Grimlock tries to access Nucleon in order to revive his deactivated Dinobot comrades and battles through a series of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent robotic zombies]]. Once at the island where the Nucleon is stored, he learns that the patients were not hoarding the substance, but protecting others from it. Nucleon revitalizes mechanoids but has horrible side effects; in one instance, a patient was brought back to life along with the malfunction that killed him, and must now suffer through yet another slow, painful death. Grimlock tests Nucleon on himself and it results in paralysis, followed by the loss of his transforming ability.
** Actually it was a case of CursedWithAwesome: Grimlock, after his last bout of paralysis,
ability. He has to literally sheds shed his old body getting and get a vastly superior and improved form of his humanoid self, [[ShapeshifterModeLock though without any transforming ability]].



* Healing effects that mend broken bones may cause the bones to knit together and regrow before the fracture has been properly set, leading to pain and deformity. This happened to a character in one of Anne [=McCaffrey's=] ''[[Literature/AcornaSeries Acorna]]'' books, among others.

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* Anne [=McCaffrey's=] ''[[Literature/AcornaSeries Acorna]]'' books: Healing effects that mend broken bones may cause the bones to knit together and regrow before the fracture has been properly set, leading to pain and deformity. This happened to a character in one of Anne [=McCaffrey's=] ''[[Literature/AcornaSeries Acorna]]'' books, among others.character.



* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax does this to some injured thugs, involving old sewing supplies that were not intended for stitching people. Granny is GoodIsNotNice personified. She may have to heal people she doesn't like, but she doesn't have to make it pretty.

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* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', Granny Weatherwax does this to some injured thugs, involving old sewing supplies that were not intended for stitching people. Granny is GoodIsNotNice personified.GoodIsNotNice. She may have to heal people she doesn't like, but she doesn't have to make it pretty.



* Visitors to the [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Wonka Factory]] who don't pay attention to TheBeCarefulSpeech might wind up undergoing this.
** Violet Beauregarde manages to be changed from a blueberry back into a human by having the juice ''squeezed'' out of her, though she remains permanently blue-skinned and haired. In the 2005 film adaptation, she also ends up with RubberMan abilities as a side effect, which to her credit she regards as getting CursedWithAwesome. In the 2013 stage musical, she actually ''explodes'' offstage as a result of the transformation, but the others are informed by Mr. Wonka that -- provided she hasn't started to ferment -- she can be restored to normal. "Well, maybe not normal, but you know, near enough."

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* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': Visitors to the [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory Wonka Factory]] Factory who don't pay attention to TheBeCarefulSpeech might wind up undergoing this.
** Violet Beauregarde manages to be is changed from a blueberry back into a human by having the juice ''squeezed'' out of her, though she remains permanently blue-skinned and haired. In the 2005 film adaptation, she also ends up with RubberMan abilities as a side effect, which to her credit she regards as getting CursedWithAwesome. In the 2013 stage musical, she actually ''explodes'' offstage as a result of the transformation, but the others are informed by Mr. Wonka that -- provided she hasn't started to ferment -- she can be restored to normal. "Well, maybe not normal, but you know, near enough."



** He wasn't so lucky in the Seventh Doctor's ''last'' appearance, when a nurse tries to perform exploratory surgery because of his 'abnormal' heartbeat and winds up "killing" him. Worse, the anesthesia he was under at the time made the regeneration less than smooth.
** Amy and Rory don't have that option in "The Girl Who Waited," where Amy ends up stranded in a quarantine zone on a planet in the middle of a plague outbreak: the plague is harmless to humans, but the cure is lethal to them. (The plague is also lethal to the Doctor, so he can do little but wait in the TARDIS and serve as MissionControl.)
* Happens OnceAnEpisode on ''Series/{{House}}'', or very nearly. Usually because the doctors administered a treatment for an early diagnosis, which triggers symptoms that make it turn out to be wrong. ''Every'' episode, just about.

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** He wasn't so lucky in In the Seventh Doctor's ''last'' appearance, when appearance a nurse tries to perform exploratory surgery because of his 'abnormal' heartbeat and winds up "killing" him. Worse, the anesthesia he was under at the time made the regeneration less than smooth.
** Amy and Rory don't have that option in In "The Girl Who Waited," where Amy ends up stranded in a quarantine zone on a planet in the middle of a plague outbreak: the plague is harmless to humans, but the cure is lethal to them. (The plague is also lethal to the Doctor, so he can do little but wait in the TARDIS and serve as MissionControl.)
* Happens OnceAnEpisode on ''Series/{{House}}'', or very nearly. Usually because the doctors administered a treatment for an early diagnosis, which triggers symptoms that make it turn out to be wrong. ''Every'' episode, just about.



* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Ork Doktors]] (Otherwise known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Painboys"]] or just "Doks") have a delightful tendency to "eksperiment on da subjekts" when they are given their "anastetiks" (IE. knocked out with a hammer). To quote the book ''"An unfortunate ork who goes to the Dok to have his toothache fixed might wake up with a set of lungs that allows him to breathe water instead!!"''

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
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Ork Doktors]] Doktors (Otherwise known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Painboys"]] or just "Doks") have a delightful tendency to "eksperiment on da subjekts" when they are given their "anastetiks" (IE. knocked out with a hammer). To quote the book ''"An unfortunate ork who goes to the Dok to have his toothache fixed might wake up with a set of lungs that allows him to breathe water instead!!"''
10th Aug '16 9:00:16 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Heavily'' implied to be happening with TheMedic's healing beam in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', but since the game takes place within the course of the year (and almost everyone he uses it on soon gets gunned down anyways) there's not enough time to see the actual side effects.
** You can see the side effects pretty well. Healing IS the side effect of his treatment. [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Medic The Medic considers healing a generally unintended side effect of satisfying his own morbid curiosity.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': ''Heavily'' implied to be happening with TheMedic's healing beam in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', but since the game takes place within the course of the year (and almost everyone he uses it on soon gets gunned down anyways) there's not enough time to see the actual side effects.
** You can see the side effects pretty well.
beam. Healing IS the side effect of his treatment.
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[[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Medic The Medic considers healing a generally unintended side effect of satisfying his own morbid curiosity.]]
19th Jul '16 10:47:44 PM FaceofEvil
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* In the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series put out by MarvelComics, a substance called "Nucleon" was developed on a robotic planet to serve as a miracle cure, but the patients who were treated with it went insane and murdered their doctors. Grimlock tries to access Nucleon in order to revive his deactivated Dinobot comrades and battles through a series of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent robotic zombies]] to get to the Nucleon. Once at the island, he learns that the patients were not hoarding the substance, but protecting others from it. Nucleon revitalizes mechanoids but has horrible side effects; in one instance, a patient was brought back to life along with the malfunction that killed him, and must now suffer through yet another slow, painful death. Grimlock tests Nucleon on himself and it results in paralysis, followed by the loss of his transforming ability.

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* In the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]] series put out by MarvelComics, a substance called "Nucleon" was developed on a robotic planet to serve as a miracle cure, but the patients who were treated with it went insane and murdered their doctors. Grimlock tries to access Nucleon in order to revive his deactivated Dinobot comrades and battles through a series of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent robotic zombies]] to get to the Nucleon. zombies]]. Once at the island, island where the Nucleon is stored, he learns that the patients were not hoarding the substance, but protecting others from it. Nucleon revitalizes mechanoids but has horrible side effects; in one instance, a patient was brought back to life along with the malfunction that killed him, and must now suffer through yet another slow, painful death. Grimlock tests Nucleon on himself and it results in paralysis, followed by the loss of his transforming ability.
27th Jun '16 3:58:05 AM BigKlingy
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* [[DeadlyDoctor Sojiro Sagara]] in ''VideoGame/LostDimension'' has a skill that weaponizes his role as TheMedic. It lets him heal enemies past their maximum HP, which causes damage.
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