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21st Apr '18 1:10:52 PM Prime32
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* To some extent, evolution in ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' is this - sure, that cute little Bulbasaur will get more powerful as a Venusaur, but it's not gonna be as cute if it becomes one.

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* To {{Downplayed|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'', where ThePowerOfFriendship allows some extent, evolution [[EvolutionPowerUp fully-evolved]] Pokémon to undergo a further transformation called "Mega Evolution". Unlike regular Evolution, Mega Evolution usually results in ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' is this - sure, that cute little Bulbasaur will get more powerful a Pokémon that's still recognisable as its original species, but with parts of its body becoming bulky and overgrown (and occasionally a ShapeshifterMashup of previous forms). This reflects the nature of the process as a Venusaur, but it's not gonna be as cute if it becomes one.temporary SuperMode rather than [[EvolutionPowerUp a normal stage in their lifecycle]].
29th Mar '18 9:29:40 AM MagiMecha
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* Every ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' cartoon had the mutagenic ooze which made them more human-like, while also mutating humans into uglier mutants.

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* Every ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' cartoon had the mutagenic ooze which made them more human-like, while also mutating humans into uglier mutants. Quite notable ones include Baxter Stockman (who was transformed into a fly-man) and the 2012 incarnation of the Super Shredder, which discarded the usual "giant Shredder with larger spikes" for "mutated humanoid that almost looks like [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Doomsday]]".
27th Feb '18 4:35:07 PM WillBGood
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* The ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Reed Richards, in his identity as The Maker, [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/114265/2282692-urr__3_.jpg distorted his skull]] into an odd shape to better reconfigure his neural structure. Similarly, Rhona Burchill, the Ultimate version of The Mad Thinker, has a deformed skull from transplanting extra brain matter [[spoiler:from her brother]] into it.
27th Feb '18 4:26:37 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/TheElricSaga'', human soldiers pledging alliegence to Chaos gradually turn into monstrosities who are part-man, part animal. This makes them harder fighters but at the expense of human intellect and intelligence. Creator/MichaelMoorcock returns to this theme in the ''Hawkmoon'' books, where the élite legions of [=GranBretan=] are human in form but wear realistic beast-masks according to their animal totem. And behave accordingly. Here, the degredation is more symbolic and internalised. And just as terrible.

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* In ''Literature/TheElricSaga'', human soldiers pledging alliegence to Chaos gradually turn into monstrosities who are part-man, part animal. This makes them harder fighters but at the expense of human intellect and intelligence. Creator/MichaelMoorcock returns to this theme in the ''Hawkmoon'' ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff Hawkmoon]]'' books, where the élite legions of [=GranBretan=] are human in form but wear realistic beast-masks according to their animal totem. And behave accordingly. Here, the degredation degradation is more symbolic and internalised. And just as terrible.
4th Jan '18 8:44:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In 40K, most augmetics (metal replacement parts, ranging from bionic eyes to replacement arms to [[{{Spider-Man}} Doctor Octopus]]-[[SpiderLimbs style dendrites]]) are rather crude and ugly (ork versions are even worse). The Adeptus Mechanicus see the replacement of flesh with metal as the ultimate way to better themselves, so naturally they get [[UncannyValley the worst reactions]] from normal humans.

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** In 40K, most augmetics (metal replacement parts, ranging from bionic eyes to replacement arms to [[{{Spider-Man}} [[Franchise/SpiderMan Doctor Octopus]]-[[SpiderLimbs style dendrites]]) are rather crude and ugly (ork versions are even worse). The Adeptus Mechanicus see the replacement of flesh with metal as the ultimate way to better themselves, so naturally they get [[UncannyValley the worst reactions]] from normal humans.
25th Nov '17 3:36:11 PM Borghen
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Compare DangerousForbiddenTechnique, EvolutionPowerup, OneWingedAngel, HulkingOut, and TransformationOfThePossessed. See also BeautyToBeast and DeadlyUpgrade. Pretty much all {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s result in this.

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Compare DangerousForbiddenTechnique, EvolutionPowerup, OneWingedAngel, HulkingOut, CursedWithAwesome and TransformationOfThePossessed. See also BeautyToBeast and DeadlyUpgrade. Pretty much all {{Lovecraftian Superpower}}s result in this.
16th Nov '17 5:22:24 PM nighttrainfm
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->''You saw the beauty side of me before! Now, with great pleasure, I introduce you to the BEAST!''

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->''You saw the beauty side of me before! Now, with great pleasure, I introduce introduced you to the BEAST!''
13th Nov '17 8:56:18 PM Observance
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* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Davy Jones and his crew are immortal, but have spent so long neglecting their job of {{Psychopomp}} for the dead at sea that they've become [[HalfHumanHybrid half-morphed into sea creatures.]]

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* In ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Davy Jones and his crew are immortal, but have spent so long neglecting their job of {{Psychopomp}} for the dead at sea that they've become [[HalfHumanHybrid half-morphed into sea creatures.]] On the plus side, they're now fully amphibious. It's not clear if their ability to walk through walls/teleport from ship to ship is part of their curse, but it's a great plus either way.
3rd Nov '17 3:55:28 PM CheeseDogX
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* Bio-Borgs in ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}''. Through the rather horrible magical art known as Bio-Wizardry, the [[EldritchAbomination Splugorth]] can transform mortal beings with a number of magical augmentations to turn them into living weapons. They get their name because they're basically an organic version of a mechanically enhanced cyborg. Most of them are of the BodyHorror variety, though a lot of them can be hidden with some effort, and some are completely internal. But since this augmentation is normally performed on slaves, the Splugorth don't really care what the result looks like, so long as it works the way it should.

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* Bio-Borgs in ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}''. Through the rather horrible magical art known as Bio-Wizardry, the [[EldritchAbomination Splugorth]] can transform mortal beings with a number of magical augmentations to turn them into living weapons. They get their name because they're basically an organic version of a mechanically enhanced cyborg. Most of them are of the BodyHorror variety, though a lot of them can be hidden with some effort, and some are completely internal. But since this augmentation is normally performed on slaves, the Splugorth don't really care what the result looks like, so long as it works and the way it should.slave doesn't get any say in the matter.
3rd Nov '17 3:54:10 PM CheeseDogX
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* Bio-Borgs in ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}''. Through the rather horrible magical art known as Bio-Wizardry, the [[EldritchAbomination Splugorth]] can transform mortal beings with a number of magical augmentations to turn them into living weapons. They get their name because they're basically an organic version of a mechanically enhanced cyborg. Most of them are of the BodyHorror variety, though a lot of them can be hidden with some effort, and some are completely internal. But since this augmentation is normally performed on slaves, the Splugorth don't really care what the result looks like, so long as it works the way it should.
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