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2nd Mar '16 8:24:05 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Bruce Banner supposedly did this in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', having seen the files on [[PlayingWithSyringes Camp Cathcart.]] The result was the Hulk.
** [[spoiler: Sinister]] got his powers this way.
2nd Dec '15 4:29:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* One that crosses it with RealLife was ''SuperSizeMe'' where the filmmaker ate nothing but [=McDonalds=] for a month and had the results filmed and monitored.

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* One that crosses it with RealLife was ''SuperSizeMe'' ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' where the filmmaker ate nothing but [=McDonalds=] for a month and had the results filmed and monitored.
20th Nov '15 12:08:10 AM Xelloss08
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** The same thing happens in the LovecraftLite story ''The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward'' by Elizabeth Bear and Creator/SarahMonette.

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** The same thing happens in * In the LovecraftLite Literature/{{Boojumverse}} story ''The "The Wreck of the Charles ''Charles Dexter Ward'' Ward''" by Elizabeth Bear and Creator/SarahMonette.Creator/SarahMonette, the villain injects herself with her experimental reanimation serum, believing that receiving it while still alive will produce better results than the mostly mindless zombies created by her previous tests.
18th Nov '15 10:29:50 AM EDP
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* ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has Gorthan, an Evronian scientist specialized in creating {{Super Soldier}}s who "improved himself", among others.
** Xadhoom's [[PhysicalGoddess immense power]] may or may not be the result of this. It's clear she was trying to create a powerful and eternal power source to stave off Xerba's impending energy crisis, and while some flashbacks have her implying that ''becoming'' such energy source was a genuine accident the Evronian scientist Zoster openly states she did it on purpose ([[EvilCannotComprehendGood then again, Evronians don't have a good record understanding people with emotions]]).
2nd Nov '15 11:45:16 AM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', TheMedic apparently did this during the Halloween 2013 update, replacing his ''entire head'' with that of his pet dove, Archimedes. Exclusive lines for wearing the item reveal he isn't quite sure whether this is awesome, or whether he regrets it. Even earlier, though, he was implied to have performed open-heart surgery on himself so he could utilize the Übercharge function he designed. The Engineer (Dell Conagher) did this as well, testing out his new robotic hand design by ''willingly chopping one of his hands off''.

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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', TheMedic apparently did this during the Halloween 2013 update, replacing his ''entire head'' with that of his pet dove, Archimedes. Exclusive lines for wearing the item reveal he isn't quite sure whether this is awesome, or whether he regrets it. Even earlier, though, he was implied to have performed open-heart surgery on himself so he could utilize the Übercharge function he designed. The Engineer (Dell Conagher) did this as well, testing out his new robotic hand design by ''willingly chopping one of his hands off''. Of course, the Engineer was suffering from [[TestosteronePoisoning Australium exposure]] at the time, so at least ''he'' had an excuse.


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* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar 3'', [[spoiler:Adam Fenix turns out to have injected himself with Imulsion in order to study how the Lambent infection spreads and build his Lambent-killing weapon accordingly, knowing full well that becoming infected would mean the weapon would kill ''him'' as well. Granted, it's not like there was anyone else around for him to experiment on instead.]]
9th Oct '15 10:50:54 AM Diask
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* Lampshaded in, of all places, the H-manga ''AsukaAndShizuru''. The main villain, a sorcerer of some sort, is defeated in the first chapter and goes on to become the BigBad of the series by performing experiments on himself. The lampshading comes soon after, wherein it is acknowledged that doing so was an absolutely moronic move on his part because it carried an enormous risk. [[spoiler: This comes into play very soon after, when a sex demon eats him alive and enslaves the two girls. Don't worry, they escape the mind control and kick its ass, sending it back to recuperate. It ends with a more optimistic variant of the BolivianArmyEnding, with them preparing to face the enemy again confident that they won't fall for the same tricks twice.]]

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* Lampshaded in, of all places, the H-manga ''AsukaAndShizuru''.''Manga/AsukaAndShizuru''. The main villain, a sorcerer of some sort, is defeated in the first chapter and goes on to become the BigBad of the series by performing experiments on himself. The lampshading comes soon after, wherein it is acknowledged that doing so was an absolutely moronic move on his part because it carried an enormous risk. [[spoiler: This comes into play very soon after, when a sex demon eats him alive and enslaves the two girls. Don't worry, they escape the mind control and kick its ass, sending it back to recuperate. It ends with a more optimistic variant of the BolivianArmyEnding, with them preparing to face the enemy again confident that they won't fall for the same tricks twice.]]



* Attempted in the anime ''SpeedGrapher''; however, since the "experiment" involved [[spoiler:''raping a 15-year-old girl'']], all for the better that it wasn't carried out.

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* Attempted in the anime ''SpeedGrapher''; ''Anime/SpeedGrapher''; however, since the "experiment" involved [[spoiler:''raping a 15-year-old girl'']], all for the better that it wasn't carried out.



* [[spoiler: Kiriko]] resorts to this with the last vaccine in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', since [[spoiler: she]] is in a hurry and no longer has as many resources as before.

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* [[spoiler: Kiriko]] resorts to this with the last vaccine in ''TwentiethCenturyBoys'', ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', since [[spoiler: she]] is in a hurry and no longer has as many resources as before.



* Despite using plenty a test subject before and after defecting, this happens to one of the [[BigBad Big Bads]] in ''{{Naruto}}''.

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* Despite using plenty a test subject before and after defecting, this happens to one of the [[BigBad Big Bads]] {{Big Bad}}s in ''{{Naruto}}''.''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.



** Dr. Curt Connors in the ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' comics tries using reptilian DNA to regrow his lost arm. Congratulations, Curt, now you're a violent half-human half-lizard monster. Bravo.

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** Dr. Curt Connors in the ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' comics tries using reptilian DNA to regrow his lost arm. Congratulations, Curt, now you're a violent half-human half-lizard monster. Bravo.



** In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' this is the origin of the original blue fuzzy status of Beast. In the X-SpiderMan crossover novel trilogy ''Time's Arrow'', a future scientist [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on Beast's testing an experimental serum by drinking it. [=McCoy=] has the grace to be embarrassed. His original intention was to use it as a means of disguise which he could use to spy for his employer, one which he would reverse when his spying was done. (Yes, in those days Hank had a little problem with ethics.) However, it is true that Hank drinking the serum was a rather dumbass move to make, and Beast even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this himself]], when he observes that he didn't ''have'' to drink it--keeping it out of his employer's hands aside, it was in the end an act of hubris.

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** In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' this is the origin of the original blue fuzzy status of Beast. In the X-SpiderMan crossover novel trilogy ''Time's Arrow'', a future scientist [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on Beast's testing an experimental serum by drinking it. [=McCoy=] has the grace to be embarrassed. His original intention was to use it as a means of disguise which he could use to spy for his employer, one which he would reverse when his spying was done. (Yes, in those days Hank had a little problem with ethics.) However, it is true that Hank drinking the serum was a rather dumbass move to make, and Beast even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this himself]], when he observes that he didn't ''have'' to drink it--keeping it out of his employer's hands aside, it was in the end an act of hubris.



* How [[Roleplay/DCNation Green Shield]] acquired meta-human abilities; faced with a terminal illness, she experimented on herself, hoping to turn her body into a "smoking gun" to protect her patent on the work and provide for her family. It instead made her extra tough, extra strong, arrested her illness's progression...and made her a fugitive from bosses PlayingWithSyringes.

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* How [[Roleplay/DCNation Green Shield]] Shield from ''Roleplay/DCNation'' acquired meta-human abilities; faced with a terminal illness, she experimented on herself, hoping to turn her body into a "smoking gun" to protect her patent on the work and provide for her family. It instead made her extra tough, extra strong, arrested her illness's progression...and made her a fugitive from bosses PlayingWithSyringes.



* OlderThanRadio: In the first ''Literature/{{Sherlock Holmes}}'' book, ''A Study in Scarlet'', Watson's friend Stamford explains Holmes' willingness to go this route:

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* OlderThanRadio: In the first ''Literature/{{Sherlock Holmes}}'' ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' book, ''A Study in Scarlet'', Watson's friend Stamford explains Holmes' willingness to go this route:



* The [[TheIgor Igors]] of Literature/{{Discworld}} believe it is most ethical to test all of their latest medical procedures on themselves first. Kind of makes sense though, doesn't it?

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* The [[TheIgor Igors]] {{The Igor}}s of Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' believe it is most ethical to test all of their latest medical procedures on themselves first. Kind of makes sense though, doesn't it?



* Max Barry's ''MachineMan'' has Dr. Charles Neumann. An engineer at Better Future, Neumann doesn't design any artificial limbs he wouldn't try out himself.

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* Max Barry's ''MachineMan'' ''Literature/MachineMan'' has Dr. Charles Neumann. An engineer at Better Future, Neumann doesn't design any artificial limbs he wouldn't try out himself.



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the episode "Daedalus" Emory Erickson, the wheelchair-bound inventor of the [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporter]], is shown receiving an injection from his daughter-- his back and spine are grossly distorted, implying a failed transporter experiment.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Daedalus" Emory Erickson, the wheelchair-bound inventor of the [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporter]], {{t|eleportersAndTransporters}}ransporter, is shown receiving an injection from his daughter-- his back and spine are grossly distorted, implying a failed transporter experiment.



* In ''{{Sanctuary}}'' The Five all injected a serum based on pure vampire blood directly into their veins. The results were surprisingly beneficial.

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* In ''{{Sanctuary}}'' ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', The Five all injected a serum based on pure vampire blood directly into their veins. The results were surprisingly beneficial.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has (predictably enough) a GrimDark version in the shape of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fabius Bile]], who not only experiments on others, but is said to have used his own body as his most extensive testing ground.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has (predictably enough) a GrimDark version in the shape of [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fabius Bile]], who not only experiments on others, but is said to have used his own body as his most extensive testing ground.



* In ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'', the MiniBoss of [[MadScientistLaboratory Explodatorium]] is an alchemist who doesn't mind chugging down a potion to turn himself into a hulking beast. Or rummaging through shelves for said potion so violently bottles fly exploding everywhere, for that matter.



* SCPFoundation researches often test their artefacts of their own accord, although they prefer to leave the more dangerous ones to the expendable "D Class" prisoners.

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* SCPFoundation Wiki/SCPFoundation researches often test their artefacts of their own accord, although they prefer to leave the more dangerous ones to the expendable "D Class" prisoners.



* ''{{Archer}}'':

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* ''{{Archer}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':



* IsaacNewton was a real-life example of this trope. In addition to looking into the sun through a telescope, he also forced blood to his head until he passed out, and ''jammed a bodkin'' ''[[EyeScream behind his eye]]'' to check if squashing it would make what he saw go blurry by changing the distance between the back of the eyeball and confirm it was a lens at the front.

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* IsaacNewton UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton was a real-life example of this trope. In addition to looking into the sun through a telescope, he also forced blood to his head until he passed out, and ''jammed a bodkin'' ''[[EyeScream behind his eye]]'' to check if squashing it would make what he saw go blurry by changing the distance between the back of the eyeball and confirm it was a lens at the front.
25th Sep '15 4:48:54 PM eroock
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* Beast again, this time in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''... but he deserves a special mention because unlike a lot of scientists who then stop, Film/DaysofFuturePast makes clear that he ''kept doing it''.

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* Beast again, this time in ''Film/XMenFirstClass''... but he deserves a special mention because unlike a lot of scientists who then stop, Film/DaysofFuturePast ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' makes clear that he ''kept doing it''.
11th Sep '15 9:56:43 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in ''BlueBeetle''. When Dan Garrett (having recently switched meds) decides to fly Jaime and herself into a volcano the following exchange occurs:

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* Lampshaded in ''BlueBeetle''.''ComicBook/BlueBeetle''. When Dan Garrett (having recently switched meds) decides to fly Jaime and herself into a volcano the following exchange occurs:
5th Sep '15 12:08:38 PM fq
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* Lampshaded in BlueBeetle''. When Dan Garrett (having recently switched meds) decides to fly Jaime and herself into a volcano the following exchange occurs:

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* Lampshaded in BlueBeetle''.''BlueBeetle''. When Dan Garrett (having recently switched meds) decides to fly Jaime and herself into a volcano the following exchange occurs:
29th Aug '15 10:01:24 PM nombretomado
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* The ''MST3K'' episode ''Film/TheProjectedMan'' features a scientist who must quickly jury-rig a teleportation experiment to convince his CorruptCorporateExecutive sponsors not to cut his funding. Unfortunately, the ditsy blonde secretary he enlists to helps him teleport botches the procedure and the machine explodes. The scientist then winds up getting his DNA mixed with that of a rat which had died in a previous experiment. Oh, and he also gets the ability to generate lethal electric shocks.

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* The ''MST3K'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode ''Film/TheProjectedMan'' features a scientist who must quickly jury-rig a teleportation experiment to convince his CorruptCorporateExecutive sponsors not to cut his funding. Unfortunately, the ditsy blonde secretary he enlists to helps him teleport botches the procedure and the machine explodes. The scientist then winds up getting his DNA mixed with that of a rat which had died in a previous experiment. Oh, and he also gets the ability to generate lethal electric shocks.
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