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23rd Feb '17 7:03:17 AM Theriocephalus
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* A weird example from the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' expansion ''Point Lookout'': after (unknowingly and involuntarily) undergoing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanning trepanning,]] your character wakes up with a chunk of brain missing. This wasn't sold on a black market or anything, but [[CollectorOfTheStrange put in a jar and kept as some sort of souvenir by your surgeon]]. You can actually recover your bottled Lump of Brain, though looking at the item fills you with "a terrible sense of loss."
* The ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' expansion ''Old World Blues'' [[UpToEleven goes even farther]], with the Think Tank removing your entire brain, along with your spinal column and heart and replacing them with cybernetic components. It's up to the player whether to put your original organs back or keep the robotics (both options offer their own stat buffs).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
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A weird example from the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' expansion ''Point Lookout'': after (unknowingly and involuntarily) undergoing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trepanning trepanning,]] your character wakes up with a chunk of brain missing. This wasn't sold on a black market or anything, but [[CollectorOfTheStrange put in a jar and kept as some sort of souvenir by your surgeon]]. You can actually recover your bottled Lump of Brain, though looking at the item fills you with "a terrible sense of loss."
* ** The ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' expansion ''Old World Blues'' [[UpToEleven goes even farther]], with the Think Tank removing your entire brain, along with your spinal column and heart and replacing them with cybernetic components. It's up to the player whether to put your original organs back or keep the robotics (both options offer their own stat buffs).



* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' had organ theft as part of its [[MindScrew so called plot]]. Made even creepier by the fact that the organs are taken from immigrant children and children abducted from a creepy theme park. Plus the things Curtis Blackburn [[{{Squick}} did with the bodies]] of the girls he killed.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' ''VideoGame/Killer7'' had organ theft as part of its [[MindScrew so called plot]]. Made even creepier by the fact that the organs are taken from immigrant children and children abducted from a creepy theme park. Plus the things Curtis Blackburn [[{{Squick}} did with the bodies]] of the girls he killed.
28th Jan '17 12:45:35 PM DaibhidC
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk1102.html this]] ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' strip, a rhino wakes up in a bath of ice with his ''horn'' missing.


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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk1102.html this]] ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' strip, a rhino wakes up in a bath of ice with his ''horn'' missing.
28th Jan '17 12:43:36 PM DaibhidC
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* In [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2009/kk1102.html this]] ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' strip, a rhino wakes up in a bath of ice with his ''horn'' missing.
13th Jan '17 7:54:25 AM crazysamaritan
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** All this could never be factually proven by anybody, although some time ago the government issued a statement that "[[NoExceptYes they didn't perform that practice anymore]]."

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** All this could never be factually proven by anybody, although some time ago the government issued a statement that "[[NoExceptYes "[[AssuranceBackfire they didn't perform that practice anymore]]."
16th Dec '16 5:02:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Wei Shen uncovers an organ theft ring run by the [=18K=] Triad in one of the police side missions. They operate kidnapping members of the Sun On Yee Triad (Wei's triad), delivering them to a surgeon on the [=18K=]'s payroll, then dump the corpses in the harbour while the surgeon transplants them into the [=18K=]'s paying customers.

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* ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'': Wei Shen uncovers One of the Police side missions ends up uncovering an organ theft harvesting ring run operated by the [=18K=] Triad in one of the police side missions. They Triad, who operate kidnapping members of py preying on their rivals the Sun On Yee Triad (Wei's triad), delivering 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 them the harvested organs into the [=18K=]'s paying customers.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".
10th Dec '16 11:35:25 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' absolutely loves this trope. Eyes, arms, hearts, entire bodies, you name a body part, ninja are stealing it from each other. There's even a whole clan that got powerups from stealing each other's eyes. Though many of them (though not all) are courteous enough to kill the person before stealing their body parts.

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* [[SuperpowerfulGenetic Genetically-transferred powers]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' absolutely loves this trope.tend to be tied to specific organs that can be [[BadassTransplant transplanted into others]]. Eyes, arms, hearts, entire bodies, you name a body part, ninja are stealing it from each other. There's even a whole clan that got powerups from stealing each other's eyes. Though many of them (though not all) are courteous enough to kill the person before stealing their body parts.



* This happens to PluckyGirl Sakura Tomoe in an early episode of ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Because this is ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', though, it isn't a bathtub that she wakes up in, it's an entire ''swimming pool'' full of ice. Unfortunately for her, the organ thieves in question later decide they're [[IncrediblyLamePun tired of doing things by halves]].

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* This happens to PluckyGirl Sakura Tomoe in an early episode of ''Anime/WeissKreuz''. Because this is ''Anime/WeissKreuz'', though, it isn't a bathtub that she wakes up in, it's an entire ''swimming pool'' full of ice. Unfortunately for her, the organ thieves in question later decide they're [[IncrediblyLamePun tired of doing things by halves]].halves.
25th Nov '16 12:13:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* The main bad guys of the Korean film ''Film/TheManFromNowhere'' are Triad gangsters operating in South Korea that engage in organ harvesting. When they kidnap a girl named So-Mi, the little neighbor of one [[{{Badass}} Cha Tae-Sik]], to have her eyes harvested, things quickly turn out bad for them.

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* The main bad guys of the Korean film ''Film/TheManFromNowhere'' are Triad gangsters operating in South Korea that engage in organ harvesting. When they kidnap a girl named So-Mi, the little neighbor of one [[{{Badass}} Cha Tae-Sik]], Tae-Sik, to have her eyes harvested, things quickly turn out bad for them.
19th Nov '16 10:06:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/CollegeHumor: In the "UrbanLegend ER" video, a doctor is about to perform an organ transplant when a woman bursts into the ER claiming that the kidneys are actually hers and woke up in a bathtub full of ice that with huge scars on her back. After she faints, the doctor tells the nurse to give the woman her kidneys back.

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* Website/CollegeHumor: In the "UrbanLegend ER" video, a doctor is about to perform an organ transplant when a woman bursts into the ER claiming that the kidneys are actually hers and that she woke up in a bathtub full of ice that morning with two huge scars on her back. After she faints, the doctor tells the nurse to give the woman her kidneys back.
19th Nov '16 10:05:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Website/CollegeHumor: In the "UrbanLegend ER" video, a doctor is about to perform an organ transplant when a woman bursts into the ER claiming that the kidneys are actually hers and woke up in a bathtub full of ice that with huge scars on her back. After she faints, the doctor tells the nurse to give the woman her kidneys back.
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7th Nov '16 3:56:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** In one arc, Dilbert unwisely signs a contract that gives a company the right to harvest his organs. The lawyer advises him to get a sworn affidavit from female coworkers to prove he has cooties. (Much to his regret, he gets enough signatures rather quickly.)

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** In one arc, Dilbert unwisely signs a contract that gives a company the right to harvest his organs. The company lawyer advises him to get a sworn affidavit from attractive female coworkers to prove he has cooties. (Much to his regret, he gets enough signatures rather quickly.)
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