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17th Apr '18 8:09:21 PM UchuuFlamenco
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One scary aspect of the HeartDrive is it can be a combination of BodySnatcher, TheSymbiote and ArtifactOfDoom. If it grafts itself onto another animal/character/clone body, the Heart Drive will [[DemonicPossession take over the mind]] and sometimes even "mutate" it into its [[TransformationOfThePossessed original form.]]

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One scary aspect of the HeartDrive Heart Drive is it can be a combination of BodySnatcher, TheSymbiote and ArtifactOfDoom. If it grafts itself onto another animal/character/clone body, the Heart Drive will [[DemonicPossession take over the mind]] and sometimes even "mutate" it into its [[TransformationOfThePossessed original form.]]



* Juiz, [[spoiler:all of them]], from Anime/EdenOfTheEast. In this case, she resides entirely within a single semi-portable computer, by which we mean it has to be loaded onto a tractor-trailer unit.

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* Juiz, [[spoiler:all of them]], from Anime/EdenOfTheEast.''Anime/EdenOfTheEast''. In this case, she resides entirely within a single semi-portable computer, by which we mean it has to be loaded onto a tractor-trailer unit.



* The [[EldritchAbomination Raksha]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' have an odd version of this that is somewhere between a HeartDrive and a SoulJar. All [[FairFolk Shaped Raksha]] form a [[SoulJar heart grace]] when they take a solid form, and if another person possesses it they can control the others actions and destroying the heart grace is one of the few ways to permanently kill a Raksha. The other virtues (compassion, conviction, temperance, and valor, the Exalted game system's main character traits) can also be made into physical objects, though they are much less important, relatively speaking. If they're destroyed or possessed by another it only prevents the Raksha in question from using the emotion attached to that grace, or using that [[EmotionEater emotion]] to [[MindRape feed]] until it grows back. The confusing part is that in most cases a Raksha's apparent physical body is closer to a projection of their graces rather than a true physical form.

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* The [[EldritchAbomination Raksha]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' have an odd version of this that is somewhere between a HeartDrive Heart Drive and a SoulJar. All [[FairFolk Shaped Raksha]] form a [[SoulJar heart grace]] when they take a solid form, and if another person possesses it they can control the others actions and destroying the heart grace is one of the few ways to permanently kill a Raksha. The other virtues (compassion, conviction, temperance, and valor, the Exalted game system's main character traits) can also be made into physical objects, though they are much less important, relatively speaking. If they're destroyed or possessed by another it only prevents the Raksha in question from using the emotion attached to that grace, or using that [[EmotionEater emotion]] to [[MindRape feed]] until it grows back. The confusing part is that in most cases a Raksha's apparent physical body is closer to a projection of their graces rather than a true physical form.
29th Mar '18 9:20:24 AM RacattackForce
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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A shattered Gem equals death. Incidentally, this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. She desired Steven to be both human and Gem, and the only way he could be born as such was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this due to being a non-organic race with no knowledge of sexual reproduction or genetics, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]]. Even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took.

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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A shattered Gem equals death. Incidentally, this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. She desired Steven to be both human and Gem, and the only way he could be born as such was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this due to being a non-organic race with no knowledge of sexual reproduction or genetics, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]]. Even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took. All that in mind, no one knows what will happen when Steven dies or if his Gem is removed.
29th Mar '18 9:11:37 AM RacattackForce
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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A shattered Gem equals death. Incidentally, this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. She desired Steven to be both human and Gem, and the only way he could be born as such was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this due to being a non-organic race, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]] -- even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took.

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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A shattered Gem equals death. Incidentally, this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. She desired Steven to be both human and Gem, and the only way he could be born as such was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this due to being a non-organic race, race with no knowledge of sexual reproduction or genetics, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]] -- even person]]. Even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took.
29th Mar '18 9:09:20 AM RacattackForce
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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A destroyed Gem equals death. Incidentally this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. The only way she could give birth to Steven was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]]--even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took.

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* The Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin are exactly what their name indicates]]: the only fundamental part of them is the [[GemHeart jewel]]. If their body is heavily damaged, their souls retreat into their Gems for a while until they can form a new one; if the Gem is damaged [[spoiler:or corrupted]], however, the results are far more severe. A destroyed shattered Gem equals death. Incidentally Incidentally, this is also why Rose Quartz suffered DeathByChildbirth. The She desired Steven to be both human and Gem, and the only way she he could give birth to Steven be born as such was by giving her jewel to him. Her existence ended when his began. Aside from her powers and her love, it does not seem like anything else of Rose remains in Steven. However, most other gems don't understand this, this due to being a non-organic race, and [[MistakenIdentity assume Steven and Rose to be the same person]]--even person]] -- even her closest friends took a while to figure out Steven wasn't just some new form she took.
19th Jan '18 11:07:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* A variation in the [[AllInTheManual lore]] of ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. [[InsectoidAliens Hivers]] store their memories chemically in a very secure part of their body and often survive for quite a while after death. If a deceased Hiver is deemed worthy, the HiveQueen can eat the remains and implant the memories in one of her offspring, usually of a higher caste, effectively allowing worthy Hivers to be reborn.
15th Jan '18 9:55:33 PM Gatordragon24
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* Bolt from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a sentient MiniMecha who is powered by a crystal that contains the spirit that gives him his life and personality.

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* Bolt from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a sentient MiniMecha who is powered by a crystal that contains the spirit that gives him mind-stone of a war golem who now uses the mechsuit as his life and personality.new body. When he speaks, the mind-stone lights up.
8th Dec '17 9:42:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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If this is sounding a lot like a computer's Hard Drive, that's because it usually ''is'' one to many robot characters. Sort of like a cybernetic equivalent to a BrainInAJar. Thanks to their Heart Drive, most robots can pull off [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing You Can]] [[WeCanRebuildHim Rebuild]] or just transfer to a BodyBackupDrive. This is true for non-technology-based Heart Drives as well: characters whose intelligence is housed in a Heart Drive are also usually MadeOfIron, able to shrug off injuries that would make mortal characters pass out. Some Heart Drives also have a built-in HealingFactor to help repair or even ''[[FromASingleCell rebuild]]'' [[SelfConstructedBeing their body]]. At the extreme, they may consider [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap all non-fatal damage trivial]]... the down side is it also creates a gigantic WeakPoint for enemies to easily kill the character. That is, unless the character has the foresight to hide it beneath body armor.

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If this is sounding a lot like a computer's Hard Drive, that's because it usually ''is'' one to many robot characters. Sort of like a cybernetic equivalent to a BrainInAJar. Thanks to their Heart Drive, most robots can pull off [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing You Can]] GoodThingYouCanHeal, their allies can [[WeCanRebuildHim Rebuild]] rebuild them]] or just transfer them to a BodyBackupDrive. This is true for non-technology-based Heart Drives as well: characters whose intelligence is housed in a Heart Drive are also usually MadeOfIron, able to shrug off injuries that would make mortal characters pass out.out, perhaps because their Heart Drive is [[FeelNoPain isolated from physical sensations]]. Some Heart Drives also have a built-in HealingFactor to help repair or even ''[[FromASingleCell rebuild]]'' [[SelfConstructedBeing their body]]. At the extreme, they may consider [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap all non-fatal damage trivial]]... the down side is it also creates a gigantic WeakPoint for enemies to easily kill the character.trivial]]. That is, unless the character has the foresight to hide it beneath body armor.



* The Medals for the eponymous ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}''.



* ''Film/IRobot'' has the reveal that [[spoiler:Sonny]] not only possesses a positronic brain, but a secondary brain in his chest which allows him to ignore the [[ThreeLawsCompliant three laws]]. The redundant one would appear to be a mechanical "soul" of sorts.

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* ''Film/IRobot'' has the reveal that [[spoiler:Sonny]] not only possesses a positronic brain, but a secondary brain in his chest which allows him to ignore the The [[ThreeLawsCompliant three laws]].Three Laws]]. The redundant one would appear to be a mechanical "soul" of sorts.



* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'', Dragons have Eldunari which is essentially their souls. A dragon can expel their Eldunari but remain in control of their bodies. When their bodies die their consciousness is transferred to the Eldunari, where it remains until someone destroys it.

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* In ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'', ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', Dragons have Eldunari which is essentially their souls. A dragon can expel their Eldunari but remain in control of their bodies. When their bodies die their consciousness is transferred to the Eldunari, where it remains until someone destroys it.
2nd Nov '17 4:27:53 AM LinTaylor
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* The Greeed in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' are revealed to store their consciousness in just one of the nine Core Medals that make up their bodies. If that medal is broken or destroyed, they're just a pile of medals, devoid of consciousness or life. Interestingly, the [[spoiler: Bird Greeed formed from Ankh's remaining Core Medals develops sentience on its own, implying that perhaps any Core Medal can ''become'' a HeartDrive, given the right conditions]].

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* The Greeed in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' are revealed to store their consciousness in just one of the nine Core Medals that make up their bodies. If that medal is broken or destroyed, they're just a pile of medals, devoid of consciousness or life. Interestingly, The trick is that there's no known means of destroying Core Medals...[[spoiler:at least until we're introduced the [[spoiler: Bird Purple Core Medals, which have the PowerOfTheVoid.]] [[spoiler:All of the Greeed formed from are destroyed by the end of the series, but Eiji dedicates himself to finding a way to fix Ankh's remaining Core Medals develops sentience on its own, Medal and bring him back; ''Movie Wars Megamax'' has an Ankh come back from 30 years in the future to help out, implying that perhaps any Core Medal can ''become'' a HeartDrive, given he succeeded somewhere down the right conditions]].line]].
4th Sep '17 8:15:54 PM Jacob175
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* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' uses devices called memory cores, which function like the IC chips from the games and comic book. They hold a robot's memory and personality, so destroying one is the equivalent of killing off the robot for good.



** Nova in Kirby Super Star. As you shoot the pillars shooting at you, his heart/core floating in the background gets hurt as well.
** Star Dream Soul OS from Kirby: Planet Robobot. The first phase of the battle is basically a ground version of the Nova fight. In the second phase, you directly attack the heart until it uses a OneHitKill attack and then dies.

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** Nova in Kirby Super Star.''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. As you shoot the pillars shooting at you, his heart/core floating in the background gets hurt as well.
** Star Dream Soul OS from Kirby: Planet Robobot.''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''. The first phase of the battle is basically a ground version of the Nova fight. In the second phase, you directly attack the heart until it uses a OneHitKill attack and then dies.



* In one ''WebVideo/{{Friendship is Witchcraft}}'' episode, Sweetie Belle claims she is uninstalling Rarity from hers and reinstalling Applejack. [[DisproportionateRetribution All for not attending a sisterly obstacle course-like event with her.]]

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* In one ''WebVideo/{{Friendship is Witchcraft}}'' ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' episode, Sweetie Belle claims she is uninstalling Rarity from hers and reinstalling Applejack. [[DisproportionateRetribution All for not attending a sisterly obstacle course-like event with her.]]



* One of the more prominent examples would be the concepts of sparks in the Franchise/{{Transformers}}' universe. Sparks are basically a combination of the bot's heart and soul, as they are dead without one, and when it is "extinguished", the spark goes to become one with the Matrix. Originally introduced in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', this is possibly the most enduring part of the show's mythology, since it has appeared in every subsequent incarnation of Transformers, including the [[Film/{{Transformers}} live-action movies]].

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* One of the more prominent examples would be the concepts of sparks in the Franchise/{{Transformers}}' universe. Sparks are basically a combination of the bot's heart and soul, as they are dead without one, and when it is "extinguished", the spark goes to become one with the Matrix.Allspark. Originally introduced in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', this is possibly the most enduring part of the show's mythology, since it has appeared in every subsequent incarnation of Transformers, including the [[Film/{{Transformers}} live-action movies]].



* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back," Bender has his personality downloaded onto a floppy disk, which renders him "quiet, and helpful". However, in the season six episode "Lethal Inspection," Bender discovers that he can't simply download to a different body in case his is destroyed, because he was built without a back-up unit. So if his body is destroyed, [[KilledOffForReal so is he]]. Though, being a robot, he's practically invincible, so he doesn't have ''too'' much to worry about.

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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back," Bender has his personality downloaded onto a floppy disk, which renders him "quiet, and helpful". However, in the season six episode "Lethal Inspection," Bender discovers that he can't simply download to a different body in case his is destroyed, because he was built without a back-up unit. So if his body is destroyed, [[KilledOffForReal so is he]]. Though, being a robot, he's practically invincible, so he doesn't have ''too'' much to worry about.



* Several scripted but unproduced episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Invader Zim}}'' were to have expanded on the functions of the PAK, the backpack device all Irkens wear. One of them, "Ten Minutes to Doom", contained this line:

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* Several scripted but unproduced episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Invader Zim}}'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' were to have expanded on the functions of the PAK, the backpack device all Irkens wear. One of them, "Ten Minutes to Doom", contained this line:
29th Jul '17 7:21:26 PM SimYouLater
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* Juiz, [[spoiler:all of them]], from Anime/EdenOfTheEast. In this case, she resides entirely within a single semi-portable computer, by which we mean it has to be loaded onto a tractor-trailer unit.
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