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8th Aug '17 8:03:03 PM FordPrefect
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* In reality, this has it's own logical explanation. Hybridization can [[ForScience and has]] been done in real life. We've even managed to combine Flounder with Tomatoes and Moss with a Spider. But alas, even if we can blend the genes of animals and plants together, there are vast limitations to what can be mixed with what. Many genes spread among many species are highly incompatible with each other, and crossing certain genes can be very detrimental to a lifeform. They will likely not end up a [[BodyHorror monstrosity]], but instead will simply die.
* Naturally produced hybrids like ligers and mules are more often than not sterile due to a combination of factors, though there can be exceptions dependent on the species of each specific parent and the sex of the hybrid offspring (usual female). Even then, further hybridization will most likely fail, and interbreeding with one of the parent species will produce less hybridized offspring.

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* In reality, this has it's its own logical explanation. Hybridization can [[ForScience and has]] been done in real life. We've even managed to combine Flounder with Tomatoes and Moss with a Spider. But alas, even if we can blend the genes of animals and plants together, there are vast limitations to what can be mixed with what. Many genes spread among many species are highly incompatible with each other, and crossing certain genes can be very detrimental to a lifeform. They will likely not end up a [[BodyHorror monstrosity]], but instead will simply die.
* Naturally produced hybrids like ligers and mules are more often than not sterile due to a combination of factors, though there can be exceptions dependent on the species of each specific parent and the sex of the hybrid offspring (usual (usually female). Even then, further hybridization will most likely fail, and interbreeding with one of the parent species will produce less hybridized offspring.
8th Aug '17 8:01:08 PM FordPrefect
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*** Several other Changing Breeds either can't be embraced, or make the embracer wish he'd never tried. Kitsune (were-foxes) explode in fire if embraced as kind of a TakeThat to players' obsession with making abominations. Corax (were-ravens) die come dawn... even if they're never exposed to sunlight. [[DragonsAreDinosaurs Mokol&eacute (were-dinosaurs)]] enter a murderous rage, assume their most powerful form, start rampaging, and ''then'' die at dawn. Rokea (were-sharks) survive, but lose most of their personality and become relentless [[HunterOfHisOwnKind vampire-eating]] horrors. Bastet (were-cats) immediately start losing their Gnosis stat, which cripples their supernatural abilities and erodes their ability to mentally function as anything but near-mindless blood-suckers. Ratkin (were-rats) are embraced with no less trouble than Garou - but the agelessness of 'normal' vampires doesn't apply. They start to decay.

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*** Several other Changing Breeds either can't be embraced, or make the embracer wish he'd never tried. Kitsune (were-foxes) explode in fire if embraced as kind of a TakeThat to players' obsession with making abominations. Corax (were-ravens) die come dawn... even if they're never exposed to sunlight. [[DragonsAreDinosaurs Mokol&eacute Mokolé (were-dinosaurs)]] enter a murderous rage, assume their most powerful form, start rampaging, and ''then'' die at dawn. Rokea (were-sharks) survive, but lose most of their personality and become relentless [[HunterOfHisOwnKind vampire-eating]] horrors. Bastet (were-cats) immediately start losing their Gnosis stat, which cripples their supernatural abilities and erodes their ability to mentally function as anything but near-mindless blood-suckers. Ratkin (were-rats) are embraced with no less trouble than Garou - but the agelessness of 'normal' vampires doesn't apply. They start to decay.
6th Aug '17 8:27:51 PM azbyc15243
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* ''Literature/MyVampireOlderSisterAndZombieLittleSister'': Vampires and zombies are unable to infect each other. There is one occasion where a human is bitten by both simultaneously, but they die (of injury) before either infection can take hold. It's worth noting that the two races also have different means of infection: vampires need to specifically suck out a lethal amount of blood, while zombies can infect with just a bite. As a result, it would probably be difficult for someone to be infected by both, even if it was possible.
20th Jul '17 1:37:37 PM DracoKanji
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* Naturally produced hybrids like ligers and mules are more often than not sterile due to a combination of factors, though there can be exceptions dependent on the species of each specific parent and the sex of the hybrid offspring (usual female). Even then, further hybridization will most likely fail, and interbreeding with one of the parent species will produce less hybridized offspring.
14th Jul '17 9:08:26 AM BeerBaron
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* Becoming a werewolf in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' will cure you of vampirism, and give you an immunity to disease that will stop you catching it again.
** Becoming a Volkihar Pure-Blooded Vampire in via ''Dawnguard'' will forcibly cure you from Lycanthropy. The primary method of becoming a vampire pre-Dawnguard was to be infected by a vampirism disease. Becoming a Pure-Blooded Vampire however means consuming the blood of another Pure-Blooded Vampire, forcibly "overwriting" Lycanthropy's 100% disease immunity feature. This vampirism can later be overwritten by another dose of werewolf blood offered by [[spoiler:Aela]]. Alternatively, you can take advantage of a nifty exploit that involves having Serana turn you, becoming a werewolf, and immediately becoming re-infected to become a true monster hybrid, and go all Michael Corvin on your enemies.

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* Becoming a werewolf in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' will cure ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampirism]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] are both [[TheVirus diseases]] which can be spread like any other. However, each makes
you of vampirism, and give you an immunity [[IdealIllnessImmunity immune to disease that will stop you catching it again.
all other diseases]], making them [[OneCurseLimit mutually exclusive]].
** Becoming a Volkihar Pure-Blooded Vampire in via In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC, becoming a Volkihar Pure-blooded vampire will forcibly cure you from Lycanthropy. The primary method of becoming a vampire pre-Dawnguard was to be infected by a vampirism disease.Lycanthropy. Becoming a Pure-Blooded Vampire however means consuming the blood of another Pure-Blooded Vampire, forcibly "overwriting" Lycanthropy's 100% disease immunity feature. This vampirism can later be overwritten by another dose of werewolf blood offered by [[spoiler:Aela]]. Alternatively, you can take advantage of a [[GoodBadBugs nifty exploit exploit]] that involves having Serana [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Serana]] turn you, becoming a werewolf, and immediately becoming re-infected to become a true monster hybrid, and go all Michael Corvin on your enemies. hybrid.
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]].
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