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12th Jun '18 9:09:30 AM GrigorII
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** In the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Bruce Banner tried the Super Soldier serum on himself. As you probably suspected, it has GoneHorriblyWrong.
2nd Apr '18 11:51:42 AM reppuzan
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* In ''Fanfic/IfIOnlyHadAHeart'', Izuku tests his own artificial prosthetics to replace his missing arm and eye as well as support his damaged spine on himself. Granted, he runs countless tests on non-living dummies beforehand, but he has neither the time nor the expenses to ask for a clinical trial, and his inventions are so advanced that no doctor would ever dare help him with it. [[ChildProdigy He's also anywhere between 9 and 12 when he creates his own painkillers and performs surgery on himself.]] For the most part, they run smoothly, [[spoiler:at least until he installs his artificial eye. That one gave him an epileptic seizure after his neural link to the supercomputer inside of it overwhelmed his brain, though he was up and at it after a short stay in the hospital.]]
3rd Dec '17 1:04:47 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** Norman Osborn's company is about to lose a military contract and go under, thanks to a lack of successful human trials of a performance-enhancing drug. In desperation, he tests the drug on himself -- never mind the fact that, if that test were made public, he'd surely lose the contract and the company, and very likely go to prison. It's all kind of moot anyway, as the drug renders him insane. Or rather, ''more'' insane.

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** Norman Osborn's company is about to lose a military contract and go under, thanks to a lack of successful human trials of a performance-enhancing drug. In desperation, he tests the drug rug on himself -- never mind the fact that, if that test were made public, he'd surely lose the contract and the company, and very likely go to prison.company. It's all kind of moot anyway, as the drug renders him insane. Or rather, ''more'' insane.
23rd Nov '17 11:00:56 AM matteste
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* For Bondrewd in ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'', everyone and everything is fair game for his experiments, he himself is no exception.
18th Oct '17 5:49:49 AM ChronoLegion
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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', science officer Paul Stamets uses a tardigrade-like creature as a navigation tool for the experimental spore drive, which allows instantaneous jumps across dozens of light years. However, each jump takes a physical toll on the creature, and it eventually goes into self-induced hibernation. Burnham, Stamets, and Tilly figure out that the "tardigrade" is able to absorb the DNA of other living beings, thus explaining its symbiotic relationship with the spores. Burnham also realizes that humans still have a genetic link to the spores, since both are terrestrial species. For the final jump, Stamets injects himself with the creature's DNA and enters the reaction cube in order to use himself to plot the jump coordinates. It works, although Stamets is unconscious for several minutes. He personally finds the experience incredible. [[spoiler:The last scene of the episode is a WhamShot of Stamets turning away from his bathroom mirror to go to bed, while his reflection ''doesn't move'' for several seconds, before copying the action]].
17th Jul '17 12:13:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', a MadScientist breaks Livewire out of prison only to plug her into his machine and drain her ShockAndAwe powers into his two {{Mook}}s (a security guard and a former female prisoner). The two new Livewires turn out to be highly effective copies of the original. When the [[BadassNormal Guardian]] and [[Characters/SupermanSupportingCast Mon-El]] manage to defeat them at the scientist's warehouse, he references this trope before subduing them with a more powerful version of Livewire's lightning coming from his hands. Luckily, Supergirl arrives and, together with the original Livewire, defeats the scientist.

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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'', ''Series/Supergirl2015'', a MadScientist breaks Livewire out of prison only to plug her into his machine and drain her ShockAndAwe powers into his two {{Mook}}s (a security guard and a former female prisoner). The two new Livewires turn out to be highly effective copies of the original. When the [[BadassNormal Guardian]] and [[Characters/SupermanSupportingCast Mon-El]] manage to defeat them at the scientist's warehouse, he references this trope before subduing them with a more powerful version of Livewire's lightning coming from his hands. Luckily, Supergirl arrives and, together with the original Livewire, defeats the scientist.
15th Jul '17 8:35:14 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Progenitors from ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' have a whole transhumanist philosophy centered around this trope.

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* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression''
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The Progenitors from ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' have a whole transhumanist philosophy centered around this trope.trope. They specialize in creating biological Wonders, as well as prosthetics and implants of various types. Originally, they experimented and tested their creations on human subjects of varying levels of willingness, but following the discovery of this by the rest of Genius society (and an ensuing internal purge of their old guard) they’ve taken to testing their creations and upgrades on their own selves instead.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has (predictably enough) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fabius Bile]], who not only experiments on others, but is said to have used his own body as his most extensive testing ground.
* One of the cards in the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' set "Innistrad" is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]] who is apparently one of these according to the flavor text.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has (predictably enough) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Fabius Bile]], a mad scientist sworn to Chaos who not only experiments on others, but is said to have used his own body as his most extensive testing ground.
* One of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': In the Innistrad and Shadows over Innistrad blovks, there’s a cycle of two-faced cards in the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' set "Innistrad" is [[http://gatherer.([[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]] who is apparently one Secrets and Insectile Aberration]], [[http://magiccards.info/soi/en/49a.html Aberrant Researcher]] and [[http://magiccards.info/soi/en/49b.html Perfected Form]], and finally [[http://magiccards.info/emn/en/56a.html Docent of these according Perfection]] and [[http://magiccards.info/emn/en/56b.html Final Iteration]]) that follows a MadScientist as he runs tests on himself after running out of other subjects and turns himself into an insectoid monster, eventually putting himself through increasingly complex processes to "perfect" his form and turn into more and more horrible forms, eventually returning to share his discoveries with the flavor text.other humans once he’s satisfied with his transformations.
4th Jul '17 5:09:27 AM Grudgeal
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** Orion is a less benign example; he used the reactor merging technology that created him on himself first because he's a {{narcissist}} and didn't want to share the procedure with anyone else. Having the procedure [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]], absorb his entire research group and the building they were in was a stroke of luck for him, really.

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** Orion is a less benign example; he used the reactor merging technology that created him on himself first because he's a {{narcissist}} and [[ItsAllAboutMe he didn't want to share the procedure with risk anyone else.else becoming superpowered by it before he could]]. Having the procedure [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]], absorb his entire research group and the building they were in was a stroke of luck for him, really.
4th Jul '17 5:06:58 AM Grudgeal
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** Orion is a less benign example; he used the reactor merging technology that created him on himself first because he's a {{narcissist}} and didn't want to share the procedure with anyone else. Having the procedure [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]], absorb his entire research group and the building they were in was a stroke of luck for him, really.
31st May '17 1:29:32 PM Ajoura
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* In 1982, Australian physicians [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Warren Robin Warren]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Marshall Barry Marshall]] were certain that gastric ulcers (which are extremely painful and can easily be fatal if untreated) were caused by ''Helicobacter pylori'', a massive shift from the prevailing opinion that stress, spicy food, and excess stomach acid caused ulcers. To finally prove the hypothesis, Marshall consumed ''H. pylori'' from a Petri dish and developed a gastric ulcer five days later. Marshall and Warren, who developed a non-invasive breath test for the presence of ''H. pylori'', received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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* In 1982, Australian physicians [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Warren Robin Warren]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Marshall Barry Marshall]] were certain that gastric ulcers (which are extremely painful and can easily be fatal if untreated) were caused by microorganism ''Helicobacter pylori'', a massive shift from the prevailing opinion that stress, spicy food, and excess stomach acid caused ulcers. To finally prove the hypothesis, Marshall consumed took a sample of ''H. pylori'' from a Petri dish his patient, cultivated it on nutrient broth and drank the whole beaker. Five days later, he developed a gastric ulcer five days later.case of gastritis. Marshall and Warren, who developed a non-invasive breath test for the presence of ''H. pylori'', received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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