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26th May '17 7:22:07 AM Coolnut
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', if you marry Corrin (a half-dragon) off to a Kitsune or Wolfskin, their children will be a mix of human, dragon, AND Kitsune or Wolfskin. However, said children can only transform to either beast or dragon, and will have weaknesses to ''both'' anti-dragon and anti-beast abilities.
20th May '17 7:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* Exploited in ''[[VertigoComics The New Deadwardians]]'', in which the upper class of post-Victorian England protect themselves from a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie plague]] by taking "the cure". What is "the cure"? Why, vampirism.

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* Exploited in ''[[VertigoComics ''[[Creator/VertigoComics The New Deadwardians]]'', in which the upper class of post-Victorian England protect themselves from a [[ZombieApocalypse zombie plague]] by taking "the cure". What is "the cure"? Why, vampirism.
14th May '17 10:01:07 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', this is the justification in-game for the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]]'s ability to [[ViralTransformation infest]] [[HumansByAnyOtherName Terrans]] not working on [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Protoss]]: since Zerg and Protoss pretty much are polar opposites down to the genetic level, it's impossible for their DNA to be combined, and as such for the former to assimilate the latter. One of the major plot points involves the BiggerBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] finding a way around this and trying to create a new, powerful race of Hybrids.

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', this is the justification in-game for the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]]'s ability to [[ViralTransformation infest]] [[HumansByAnyOtherName Terrans]] not working on [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Protoss]]: since Zerg and Protoss pretty much are polar opposites down to the genetic level, it's impossible for their DNA to be combined, and as such for the former to assimilate the latter. One of the major plot points involves the BiggerBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] finding a way around this and trying to create a new, powerful race of Hybrids.
25th Mar '17 7:32:17 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' [[PettingZooPeople Vectors]] have "mutt-reduction protocols" written into their genomes that normally allow different species to interbreed without hybridizing, instead producing offspring of [[RandomSpeciesOffspring one species or the other]]. But on rare occasions hybrids are produced, and are almost always sterile.
24th Mar '17 12:56:37 PM Kogarashi
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*** Also averted by the infamous [[CanonSue Canon]] VillainSue Samuel Haight who was a ghoul-werewolf-true mage. Until he died, became a ghost, and was soulforged into an ashtray.

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*** Also averted by the infamous [[CanonSue Canon]] VillainSue Samuel Haight who was a ghoul-werewolf-true mage. Until he died, became a ghost, and was soulforged into an ashtray. It's worth noting that the ashtray fate came about when people asked White Wolf where Sam Haight was in the ''[[TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion Wraith]]'' line, after he'd been worked into all the others via hybridization. Staff response was to retort that he'd been soulforged into an ashtray to keep him from being a major player in the line. This in turn led to fans creating missions for ''[[TabletopGame/{{Orpheus}} Orpheus]]'' to incorporate the ashtray. Entries can be found [[http://ravil.rooms.cwal.net/flatline/samhaight.html on CWAL]].
11th Mar '17 6:02:09 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** In the main webcomic, a vampire cleric is later introduced who mentions that being a vampire (with a whopping +8 level adjustment, and another +1 adjustment as a lizardfolk) makes it difficult for him to find level-appropriate opponents and thus he hasn't gained any relevant amount of EXP in years.

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*** In the main webcomic, a vampire cleric is later introduced who mentions that being a vampire (with a whopping +8 level adjustment, and another +1 adjustment as a lizardfolk) makes it difficult for him to find level-appropriate opponents and thus he hasn't gained any relevant amount of EXP in years. This ends up being relevant to the plot; the gods of the setting need high-level clerics to participate in certain events, but some of the evil gods have only undead clergy which are effectively prevented from leveling (turning a high-level cleric is one obvious solution, but high level clerics are the best fighters against undead).
14th Feb '17 6:50:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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[[caption-width-right:350:Don't do [[PowerUpgradingDeformation this.]] Ever.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Don't do [[PowerUpgradingDeformation this.]] this]]. Ever.]]



* The [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of this is a major plot point in [=IDW's=] CrisisCrossover ''Infestation''. A GenreSavvy [=US=] government decides the best way to deal with a scientist accidentally opening a portal to a zombie dimension is to send in their vampire agents backed by robots. Unfortunately, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent this particular zombie outbreak]] ''did'' affect vampires and robots. [[OhCrap Oops]]. Cue one zombie plague spreading to the worlds of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Comicbook/GIJoeIDW'', ''Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''{{Transformers}}''. That's right, there were zombie Transformers.

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* The [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of this is a major plot point in [=IDW's=] CrisisCrossover ''Infestation''. A GenreSavvy The [=US=] government decides the best way to deal with a scientist accidentally opening a portal to a zombie dimension is to send in their vampire agents backed by robots. Unfortunately, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent this particular zombie outbreak]] ''did'' affect vampires and robots. [[OhCrap Oops]]. Oops.]] Cue one zombie plague spreading to the worlds of ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Comicbook/GIJoeIDW'', ''Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''{{Transformers}}''. That's right, there were zombie Transformers.
25th Jan '17 5:53:58 PM Stormcat1
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* The life states in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' are deliberately coded to be mutually exclusive, except ghost. [[GoodBadBugs Or at least they should]].

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* The life states in ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' are deliberately coded to be mutually exclusive, except ghost. [[GoodBadBugs Or at least they should]]. This was done because it was entirely possible to combine ALL the life states into one sim in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' and it was kind of ridiculous.
14th Jan '17 6:52:15 PM irrevenant
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** There was a werewolf ghost at one point but they immediately crossed over so we don't know if any of the 'wolfiness' carried over to their spirit form or not.
24th Dec '16 11:38:11 AM nombretomado
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* Humans in ''{{Arcanum}}'' are capable of interbreeding with orcs, elves and ogres, resulting in [[HalfHumanHybrid half-orcs, half-elves and half-ogres]], because those races are descended from humans who were mutated by exposure to large amounts of magic in the ancient past and share enough human DNA to create viable offspring. The other races in Arcanum (dwarves, gnomes and halflings) have their own family tree and cannot interbreed with humans.

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* Humans in ''{{Arcanum}}'' ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' are capable of interbreeding with orcs, elves and ogres, resulting in [[HalfHumanHybrid half-orcs, half-elves and half-ogres]], because those races are descended from humans who were mutated by exposure to large amounts of magic in the ancient past and share enough human DNA to create viable offspring. The other races in Arcanum (dwarves, gnomes and halflings) have their own family tree and cannot interbreed with humans.
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