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1st Jan '16 12:56:42 PM TheCuza
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* During the ''Old World Blues'' DLC for ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the player has his/her heart (and brain, and spine) removed and replaced by a synthetic one. Later on, you have the choice of keeping your powerful synthetic organs or putting your old ones back in. (Upgraded with a bit of tech, of course)

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* During the ''Old World Blues'' DLC for ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the player has his/her heart (and brain, and spine) removed and replaced by a synthetic one. Later on, you have the choice of keeping your powerful synthetic organs or putting your old ones back in. (Upgraded in (upgraded with a bit of tech, of course)course). Getting your original organs back actually gives you better stat bonuses (double the value of the bonuses the artificial ones give), but the artificial ones also grant you special bonuses like total immunity to poison and the inability to have your head and torso crippled.
25th May '15 2:43:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BlueSubmarineNumberSix,'' it turns out that [[spoiler: the doctor everyone blamed the world's problems on removed his own heart and used it to power the Earth's destabilizing magnetic field.]] So, in this case, the one who received his heart was [[spoiler: the planet]].

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* In ''BlueSubmarineNumberSix,'' ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNumberSix,'' it turns out that [[spoiler: the doctor everyone blamed the world's problems on removed his own heart and used it to power the Earth's destabilizing magnetic field.]] So, in this case, the one who received his heart was [[spoiler: the planet]].



* In ''BusouRenkin'', [[spoiler: the villain Victor's StartOfDarkness began when he had his heart replaced by the experimental Black Kakugane.]]

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* In ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', [[spoiler: the villain Victor's StartOfDarkness began when he had his heart replaced by the experimental Black Kakugane.]]



* In the ''{{Superman}}'' {{Verse}} Metallo has a Kryptonite heart. In various versions he may be a robot, cyborg, or just have an artificial heart.
* In ''CreatureTech'', an alien symbiont knocks Dr. Ong unconscious, rips his heart out of his chest, and attaches itself over the hole, serving as a replacement heart.

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* In the ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' {{Verse}} Metallo has a Kryptonite heart. In various versions he may be a robot, cyborg, or just have an artificial heart.
* In ''CreatureTech'', ''ComicBook/CreatureTech'', an alien symbiont knocks Dr. Ong unconscious, rips his heart out of his chest, and attaches itself over the hole, serving as a replacement heart.



* In the movie ''Heart Condition,'' a heart transplant patient ends up stuck with the ghost of the donor, a black man whom the recipient hated because he was racist, and because the recipient a cop and the other guy a lawyer. This of course brings about an emotional change of heart as the movie progresses.

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* In the movie ''Heart Condition,'' ''Film/HeartCondition,'' a heart transplant patient ends up stuck with the ghost of the donor, a black man whom the recipient hated because he was racist, and because the recipient a cop and the other guy a lawyer. This of course brings about an emotional change of heart as the movie progresses.



* In the series finale of ''{{Smallville}}'', [[spoiler:Darkseid takes Lionel's heart out and plants it in the Lex clone's body]].

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* In the series finale of ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[spoiler:Darkseid takes Lionel's heart out and plants it in the Lex clone's body]].



* Played with in an episode of ''TheRickyGervaisShow''. In the episode, Karl talks about a made-up TV show he came up with called "Look What We Can Do With Science" and has him explaining how he thinks human organs can just be either removed or replaced. He then states that they could replace a person's heart with a pacemaker, but Ricky is quick to point out that [[SubvertedTrope they don't really replace the heart with a pacemaker in real life.]]
* Occurs in ''KingdomHospital''. A shady, sleazy, overweight lawyer needs a heart transplant. Otto's dog finds a suitable heart, and Antubis transplants it.

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* Played with in an episode of ''TheRickyGervaisShow''.''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow''. In the episode, Karl talks about a made-up TV show he came up with called "Look What We Can Do With Science" and has him explaining how he thinks human organs can just be either removed or replaced. He then states that they could replace a person's heart with a pacemaker, but Ricky is quick to point out that [[SubvertedTrope they don't really replace the heart with a pacemaker in real life.]]
* Occurs in ''KingdomHospital''.''Series/KingdomHospital''. A shady, sleazy, overweight lawyer needs a heart transplant. Otto's dog finds a suitable heart, and Antubis transplants it.



* ''LegacyOfKain'' features the Heart of Darkness, which is heart of the last ancient vampire Janos Audron, ripped [[BeatStillMyHeart still-beating from his chest by Sarafan vampire hunters]] and christened as such. In the first game, the Heart simply acts as a healing item, but eventually it's revealed that the same heart was used by Mortanius the Necromancer to resurrect Kain, and it's also the only thing that can resurrect Janos himself.

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* ''LegacyOfKain'' ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' features the Heart of Darkness, which is heart of the last ancient vampire Janos Audron, ripped [[BeatStillMyHeart still-beating from his chest by Sarafan vampire hunters]] and christened as such. In the first game, the Heart simply acts as a healing item, but eventually it's revealed that the same heart was used by Mortanius the Necromancer to resurrect Kain, and it's also the only thing that can resurrect Janos himself.



* One mission in the Sega ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' game has you stealing a cybernetic heart in order to save the life of one of your brother's friends, because [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul he's installed so much cyberware on his body that his biological heart can't sustain him anymore.]]

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* One mission in the Sega ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' game has you stealing a cybernetic heart in order to save the life of one of your brother's friends, because [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul he's installed so much cyberware on his body that his biological heart can't sustain him anymore.]]]]
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20th May '15 7:00:56 AM Briguy52748
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** In a cruel case of irony, Herschel Bernardi, the actor who played Everett Soloman, died of a heart attack in May 1986, less than six months after this episode was filmed.
20th May '15 6:57:49 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'': Totally reversed in the late Season 2 episode "The Torch," where Everett Soloman, a Nazi death camp survivor whose parents were killed during World War II, is speaking against the growing Neo Nazi movement needs a heart transplant. Meanwhile, one of the Neo Nazi groups, led by Jan Baltic, is determined to silence Soloman and eventually they kill his son. While Baltic and his group -- engaged in a campaign to convince the public that the Holocaust was mere propogandalized fiction -- are planning their next move, his son accidentally sets off a machine gun, mortally wounding Baltic and killing two others. The change of heart comes when Baltic's heart is a biological match for Soloman. The transplant is successful ... but when Soloman learns the heart of his sworn enemy now beats inside him, he suddenly becomes ill and wants to die. While in his coma, Soloman has a dream where he is visited by his son and his parents, convincing him that this literal change of heart came for a reason and that he needs to continue his public speeches before a new Neo Nazi group is able to take root. He agrees and, once well, he resumes his (presumably ultimately successful) public speaking tour.
17th Apr '15 10:44:40 PM MrUnderhill
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Forsworn Briarhearts are warriors who have had their hearts replaced with magical briar seeds. They are the mightiest warriors in the Forsworn's ranks, but the ritual deprives them of free will and makes them of little use as anything other than berserkers or battlemages.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Forsworn Briarhearts are warriors who have had their hearts replaced with magical briar seeds. They are the mightiest warriors in the Forsworn's ranks, but the ritual deprives them of free will and makes them of little use as anything other than berserkers or battlemages. [[spoiler:[[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything Also, if you can pickpocket the Briar Heart from them]], [[WeaksauceWeakness it will kill them instantly]].]]
5th Apr '15 1:40:44 AM Morgenthaler
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Depending on the genre, this may involve actual heart transplants, but it also counts symbolic hearts (in the case of things that do not literally have the organ, or who want to make the transfer without the {{Squick}} involved with a literal heart transplant) or heart-like objects (such as the pneumatic "heart" of a robot). Note that the [[IncrediblyLamePun change of heart]] is not always [[HeelFaceTurn for the better]]. In some cases, the new heart makes you more... [[FaceHeelTurn well, heartless]].

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Depending on the genre, this may involve actual heart transplants, but it also counts symbolic hearts (in the case of things that do not literally have the organ, or who want to make the transfer without the {{Squick}} involved with a literal heart transplant) or heart-like objects (such as the pneumatic "heart" of a robot). Note that the [[IncrediblyLamePun change of heart]] heart is not always [[HeelFaceTurn for the better]]. In some cases, the new heart makes you more... [[FaceHeelTurn well, heartless]].
1st Mar '15 3:03:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ancient red dragon Ashardalon was already a arrogant monster of greed and violence when his heart was badly damaged in battle. But after he replaced it with a literal demon, Ammet the Eater of Souls, it got worse as Ashardalon basically became pure evil incarnate.

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* In ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ancient red dragon Ashardalon was already a arrogant monster of greed and violence when his heart was badly damaged in battle. But after he replaced it with a literal demon, Ammet the Eater of Souls, it got worse as Ashardalon basically became pure evil incarnate.



* In ''KingdomHearts,'' this is how a GrandTheftMe by BigBad Xehanort is preformed.
* In ''BrutalLegend'', Demon Emperor Doviculus keeps his defeated enemies' (including [[spoiler:Drowned Ophelia]]'s) hearts in his chest. It doesn't influence his NeutralEvil morality much.

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* In ''KingdomHearts,'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts,'' this is how a GrandTheftMe by BigBad Xehanort is preformed.
* In ''BrutalLegend'', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', Demon Emperor Doviculus keeps his defeated enemies' (including [[spoiler:Drowned Ophelia]]'s) hearts in his chest. It doesn't influence his NeutralEvil morality much.
8th Sep '14 3:54:01 AM ShadowFighter88
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** In the franchise's backstory; Pelinel Whitestrake was said to have a hole in his chest that showed, instead of a heart, he had a red diamond. Whether he was always like this and if it contributed to his berserker rages, though, is unknown. It did imply a connection between him and Lorkhan, the heartless god, but he killed those who suggested it. And probably prompts a fair bit of WMG and EpilepticTrees regarding that diamond and the core gem of the Amulet of Kings.
19th Feb '14 5:18:34 AM erforce
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* In ''RepoMen,'' the main character only acts like a decent human being after losing his heart and having it replaced with a mechanical heart.
* In ''ReturnToMe'', Grace receives a transplanted heart that previously belonged to Bob's late wife. Although the movie is mostly not supernatural, there is one brief moment which suggests a connection between Grace and Bob due to the transplanted heart.
* A heroic version occurs in ''[[{{Terminator}} Terminator Salvation]]''. [[spoiler: John Conner gets mortally wounded and Marcus makes a HeroicSacrifice giving him his own heart]].

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* In ''RepoMen,'' ''Film/RepoMen,'' the main character only acts like a decent human being after losing his heart and having it replaced with a mechanical heart.
* In ''ReturnToMe'', ''Film/ReturnToMe'', Grace receives a transplanted heart that previously belonged to Bob's late wife. Although the movie is mostly not supernatural, there is one brief moment which suggests a connection between Grace and Bob due to the transplanted heart.
* A heroic version occurs in ''[[{{Terminator}} Terminator Salvation]]''.''Film/TerminatorSalvation''. [[spoiler: John Conner gets mortally wounded and Marcus makes a HeroicSacrifice giving him his own heart]].
19th Jan '14 7:57:25 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', to cement his character development, [[spoiler:[=ProtoMan=] offers his own internal regulator/heart to save Mega Man]].
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