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19th Oct '17 11:01:07 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/IronFist2017'': It's not outright organ theft, but a subtle hint that Joy Meachum is actually not quite as straight arrow as she seems is when her idea of convincing a businessman to sell a pier to Rand Enterprises is to bribe him by showing him a dying kid whose liver will be transplanted to the businessman's nephew and completely bypass the national donor list.
19th Oct '17 10:57:02 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave stole a pair of kidneys from an ambulance driver after he got injured in an accident.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': When Kilgrave stole got badly injured in a pair car accident on the night Jessica broke free of his control over her, he was left with crush syndrome where one of his kidneys from an was badly damaged. He wanted to be made whole again, so he made the ambulance driver after he got injured give up his kidneys and ordered the transplant surgeon at the hospital to falsify a death certificate and give Kilgrave the new kidneys. The original donor had a stroke and is now confined to his home where he's hooked up to a dialysis machine (and writes out "[[AndIMustScream KILL ME]]" when Jessica stops by to interview him), while Jessica learns from the transplant surgeon that Kilgrave will have to harvest a new set of kidneys in an accident.a couple of years.
7th Oct '17 7:13:42 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' you eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive, so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}'' you eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive, so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]
7th Oct '17 7:12:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave stole a pair of kidneys from an ambulance driver after he got injured in an accident.



* An episode of ''Series/LasVegas'' had a guest at the Montecito claim this had happened to him. He had a fresh scar and X-rays revealed he was short one kidney. It turns out that he'd already sold the kidney in an under-the-table deal with an ailing celebrity, and was trying to extort money from the casino for additional profit.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' features an episode where Lister and the Cat are captured and restrained by an apparently rogue medi-droid. After being rescued, Lister wakes up in medbay and is told by Kryten that his kidneys have been stolen. [[spoiler:He ultimately ends up going back in time to steal his kidneys from his past self, [[StableTimeLoop which is why they had gone missing in the first place]]]].



* An episode of ''Series/LasVegas'' had a guest at the Montecito claim this had happened to him. He had a fresh scar and X-rays revealed he was short one kidney. It turns out that he'd already sold the kidney in an under-the-table deal with an ailing celebrity, and was trying to extort money from the casino for additional profit.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' features an episode where Lister and the Cat are captured and restrained by an apparently rogue medi-droid. After being rescued, Lister wakes up in medbay and is told by Kryten that his kidneys have been stolen. [[spoiler:He ultimately ends up going back in time to steal his kidneys from his past self, [[StableTimeLoop which is why they had gone missing in the first place]]]].
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Kilgrave stole a pair of kidneys from an ambulance driver after he got injured in an accident
7th Oct '17 7:11:00 PM WillKeaton
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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).

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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the The villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).
7th Oct '17 7:09:57 PM WillKeaton
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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Series/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).

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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Series/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).
7th Oct '17 7:09:23 PM WillKeaton
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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho ExpandedUniverse'' novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).

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* In one of the ''Series/DoctorWho ExpandedUniverse'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Series/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novels, this one is done rather weirdly. The Doctor is ill because something is the matter with [[BizarreAlienBiology one of his hearts]]. Luckily, the villain thought transplanting a Time Lord's heart to himself would help him time travel, so [[AlwaysABiggerFish he stole it]], curing the decaying heart problem but creating a new, [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow massive-hole-in-the-Doctor's-chest]] problem. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal Good Thing He Can Heal]]. One of his hearts was a link to Gallifrey, which he'd destroyed in "The Ancestor Cell" (different Time War--this one was against Faction Paradox).
7th Oct '17 7:07:04 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ComicBook/SinCity yarn, ''Hell and Back'', the protagonist finds that the BigBad was into organ theft, among other things.

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* In the ComicBook/SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' yarn, ''Hell "Hell and Back'', Back," the protagonist finds that the BigBad was into organ theft, among other things.
7th Oct '17 7:03:51 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' you eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' you eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive alive, so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]
7th Oct '17 7:03:02 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': [[MeaningfulName The Harvester]] gang in Hengsha operate very similarly to this, and have the same terrifying reputation. Just swap "augmented parts" for "internal organs".



* In ''VisualNovel/Policenauts'' you eventually stumble upon [[spoiler:a secret facility where hundreds of people are kept brain-dead, but otherwise still alive so that their organs can be harvested whenever the organ traffickers need.]]
* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': One of the Police side missions ends up uncovering an organ harvesting ring operated by the [=18K=] Triad, who operate py preying on their rivals the Sun On Yee Triad. They kidnap Sun On Yeemembers off the streets, deliver them to a surgeon on the [=18K=]'s payroll, then dump the corpses in the harbour while the surgeon transplants the harvested organs into the [=18K=]'s paying customers. The [=18K=] make a tidy profit while literally killing off their competition in the process, and since all the victims are triads, the cops won't care enough to look into their deaths to closely so operation stays under the radar.



* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': One of the Police side missions ends up uncovering an organ harvesting ring operated by the [=18K=] Triad, who operate py preying on their rivals the Sun On Yee Triad. They kidnap Sun On Yeemembers off the streets, deliver them to a surgeon on the [=18K=]'s payroll, then dump the corpses in the harbour while the surgeon transplants the harvested organs into the [=18K=]'s paying customers. The [=18K=] make a tidy profit while literally killing off their competition in the process, and since all the victims are triads, the cops won't care enough to look into their deaths to closely so operation stays under the radar.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': [[MeaningfulName The Harvester]] gang in Hengsha operate very similarly to this, and have the same terrifying reputation. Just swap "augmented parts" for "internal organs".
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