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25th Jun '17 3:02:32 AM eroock
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A '''Karmic Transformation''' is when a character is transformed into something they hate (or at least something they think they're superior to). It can be either temporarily or [[{{Metamorphosis}} permanently]]. It is either way [[{{Irony}} ironic]] and often {{Anvilicious}}. The most popular version of this is perhaps that of a [[ColorMeBlack white racist turning black]], followed closely in popularity by sexists [[GenderBender becoming the opposite sex]] because these are easy targets. Then there is "the hunter becomes the hunted" plot lines where the hunter is [[BalefulPolymorph completely]] or [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent partly]] transformed into the animal they were hunting.

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A '''Karmic Transformation''' Karmic Transformation is when a character is transformed into something they hate (or at least something they think they're superior to). It can be either temporarily or [[{{Metamorphosis}} permanently]]. It is either way [[{{Irony}} ironic]] and often {{Anvilicious}}. The most popular version of this is perhaps that of a [[ColorMeBlack white racist turning black]], followed closely in popularity by sexists [[GenderBender becoming the opposite sex]] because these are easy targets. Then there is "the hunter becomes the hunted" plot lines where the hunter is [[BalefulPolymorph completely]] or [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent partly]] transformed into the animal they were hunting.
7th Jun '17 7:19:12 PM nombretomado
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* WhateleyUniverse example: Trevor James Goodkind is a ShelteredAristocrat, one of the heirs of the Goodkind fortune. The Goodkinds ''hate'' mutants and privately support a lot of the anti-mutant organizations worldwide. Also, he supports his father who rails against transsexuals [[spoiler: because older brother Greg was one and ran off]]. No points for guessing what Trevor turns into: an intersexed mutant who can't even pass as a guy anymore. Incidentally, this isn't consistent with how the metahuman gene normally manifests in this 'verse, and this is happening to Trevor -who really didn't do anything to deserve it besides taking everything his dad said as gospel instead of thinking for himself- because some Random Omnipotent Being felt like screwing with him.

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* WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: Trevor James Goodkind is a ShelteredAristocrat, one of the heirs of the Goodkind fortune. The Goodkinds ''hate'' mutants and privately support a lot of the anti-mutant organizations worldwide. Also, he supports his father who rails against transsexuals [[spoiler: because older brother Greg was one and ran off]]. No points for guessing what Trevor turns into: an intersexed mutant who can't even pass as a guy anymore. Incidentally, this isn't consistent with how the metahuman gene normally manifests in this 'verse, and this is happening to Trevor -who really didn't do anything to deserve it besides taking everything his dad said as gospel instead of thinking for himself- because some Random Omnipotent Being felt like screwing with him.
31st May '17 6:50:56 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Double Star'' is about a Martian-phobic guy who becomes the body double [[spoiler:and later, permanent replacement after complications of a kidnapping/poisoning]] for an Earthling diplomat.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Double Star'' ''Literature/DoubleStar'' is about a Martian-phobic guy who becomes the body double [[spoiler:and later, permanent replacement after complications of a kidnapping/poisoning]] for an Earthling diplomat.
16th May '17 3:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the animated movie, ''TurtlesForever'', Hun from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 series]] comes into contact [[spoiler:with both the mutagen from the 1987 series and the [[TMNT1987 1987 Donatello]] and 2003 Raphael. This turns him into a monstrous mutant turtle]]. He ends up using [[spoiler:his mutation]] to his advantage, now being able to defeat eight turtles without a sweat.

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* In the animated movie, ''TurtlesForever'', ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'', Hun from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 series]] comes into contact [[spoiler:with both the mutagen from the 1987 series and the [[TMNT1987 1987 Donatello]] and 2003 Raphael. This turns him into a monstrous mutant turtle]]. He ends up using [[spoiler:his mutation]] to his advantage, now being able to defeat eight turtles without a sweat.
10th May '17 5:24:37 AM Odacon_Spy
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** Bonus points for his mutation being relatively minor, before it becomes much more pronounced after taking the serum. It doesn't help that he uses it on himself as the first test subject, without even considering that it might turn out wrong. Although to be fair, it's not exactly like there's a big potential pool of test subjects for something like this.

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** Bonus points for his mutation being relatively minor, before it becomes much more pronounced after taking the serum. It doesn't help that [[ProfessorGuineaPig he uses it on himself as the first test subject, without even considering that it might turn out wrong.wrong]]. Although to be fair, it's not exactly like there's a big potential pool of test subjects for something like this.



** Considering the unfortunate implications, in actual canon comics, Justin is NOT a fan of getting TGed.

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** Considering the unfortunate implications, in actual canon comics, UnfortunateImplications therin, Justin is NOT a fan of getting TGed.[=TGed=] in actual canon comics.
10th May '17 5:17:50 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Film/{{Freaked}}''. [[spoiler:] The entire board of the EES (Everything Except Shoes) Corporation are sprayed with the mutation-causing fertilizer they wanted to use on every person in the world, and gets turned into a single giant mutant fleshy shoe. Yes, it's [[WidgetSeries that kind]] of movie.]]

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* ''Film/{{Freaked}}''. [[spoiler:] The [[spoiler:The entire board of the EES (Everything Except Shoes) Corporation are sprayed with the mutation-causing fertilizer they wanted to use on every person in the world, and gets turned into a single giant mutant fleshy shoe. Yes, it's [[WidgetSeries that kind]] of movie.]]
23rd Apr '17 12:55:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the animated movie, ''TurtlesForever'', Hun from the [[TMNT2003 2003 series]] comes into contact [[spoiler:with both the mutagen from the 1987 series and the [[TMNT1987 1987 Donatello]] and 2003 Raphael. This turns him into a monstrous mutant turtle]]. He ends up using [[spoiler:his mutation]] to his advantage, now being able to defeat eight turtles without a sweat.

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* In the animated movie, ''TurtlesForever'', Hun from the [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003 series]] comes into contact [[spoiler:with both the mutagen from the 1987 series and the [[TMNT1987 1987 Donatello]] and 2003 Raphael. This turns him into a monstrous mutant turtle]]. He ends up using [[spoiler:his mutation]] to his advantage, now being able to defeat eight turtles without a sweat.



** [[TMNT2003 The 2003 series]] has another example in the form of Mephos, a villainous avian supremacist who believes the [[WingedHumanoid avians]] are [[FantasticRacism inherently superior to surface dwellers.]] When he led a failed coup against the avian rulers, his punishment was to have the wings torn from his back and being exiled to the surface to live among the people he despises.

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** [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 The 2003 series]] has another example in the form of Mephos, a villainous avian supremacist who believes the [[WingedHumanoid avians]] are [[FantasticRacism inherently superior to surface dwellers.]] When he led a failed coup against the avian rulers, his punishment was to have the wings torn from his back and being exiled to the surface to live among the people he despises.
3rd Apr '17 8:34:26 AM GooglePlexPower
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* From ''Film/NineLives'': Tom, the main character, hates cats. Guess what he turns into?

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* From ''Film/NineLives'': ''Film/NineLives2016'': Tom, the main character, hates cats. Guess what he turns into?
3rd Apr '17 8:33:51 AM GooglePlexPower
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-->'''Perkins:''' That's what makes this so perfect.
3rd Apr '17 8:32:42 AM GooglePlexPower
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* From ''Film/NineLives'': Tom, the main character, hates cats. Guess what he turns into?
-->'''Perkins:''' It's the not the end of the world, Tom. You're a cat.
-->'''Tom:''' But I hate cats.
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