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7th Apr '16 6:21:36 AM mattihase
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* Temporarily happened to Captain Picard in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' Episode The "The Best of Both Worlds", as he is captured and assimilated by [[HiveMind the Borg]] to serve as their mouthpiece Locutus.



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2nd Mar '16 8:10:47 AM HeraldAlberich
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Emperor Palpatine's conversion of [[{{Yandere}} Anakin]] [[HairTriggerTemper Skywalker]] into the infamous masked cyborg counts, although Annie had already joined the Dark Side and was significantly weaker afterwards.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Emperor Palpatine's conversion of [[{{Yandere}} Anakin]] [[HairTriggerTemper Skywalker]] into the infamous masked cyborg {{cyborg}} counts, although Annie had already joined the Dark Side and was significantly weaker afterwards.



* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' does this interestingly. Marsh, older brother of [[RebelLeader Kelsier]], infiltrated the [[CorruptChurch Steel Ministry]] disguised as an acolyte. He attracted the attention of the [[ImplacableMan Steel Inquisitors]], who, [[GoneHorriblyRight owing to how good Marsh's impersonation was]] [[spoiler: had Marsh forcibly converted into an Inquisitor himself, a stomach-churning procedure Marsh certainly did ''not'' sign up for. However, the Inquisitors were not aware that Marsh was a spy, and he was able to retain his personality despite the mind-altering affects of the transformation and betrayed the Inquisitors at a crucial moment, killing their leader Kar and several other high-ups and leading directly to the overthrow of their boss, the Lord Ruler. Unfortunately, the dark god Ruin- ultimate source of the magic that powered the Inquisitors and whom the Lord Ruler had been holding at bay- now gained greater power to affect the world, so he possessed Marsh and made him into TheDragon. So poor Marsh ended up a minion after all, even if it didn't quite work out the way that those who reforged him wanted it to]].
* Some [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[MadScientist Shapers]] tried to do this to [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series (though their primary goal was brainwashing her into believing she was Yuuzhan Vong herself, they also intended to make physical modifications to bring her closer to a Vong physical appearance). Unfortunately for them, Tahiri was rescued and the head Shaper was killed before the process was complete. Unfortunately for Tahiri, there were [[EnemyWithin lingering]] [[SplitPersonality effects]].

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* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' does this interestingly. Marsh, older brother of [[RebelLeader Kelsier]], infiltrated the [[CorruptChurch Steel Ministry]] disguised as an acolyte. He attracted the attention of the [[ImplacableMan Steel Inquisitors]], who, [[GoneHorriblyRight owing to how good Marsh's impersonation was]] [[spoiler: had Marsh forcibly converted into an Inquisitor himself, a stomach-churning procedure Marsh certainly did ''not'' sign up for. However, the Inquisitors were not aware that Marsh was a spy, and he was able to retain his personality despite the mind-altering affects of the transformation and betrayed the Inquisitors at a crucial moment, killing their leader Kar and several other high-ups and leading directly to the overthrow of their boss, the Lord Ruler. Unfortunately, the dark god Ruin- ultimate Ruin--ultimate source of the magic that powered the Inquisitors and whom the Lord Ruler had been holding at bay- now bay--now gained greater power to affect the world, so he possessed Marsh and made him into TheDragon. So poor Marsh ended up a minion after all, even if it didn't quite work out the way that those who reforged him wanted it to]].
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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Some [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[MadScientist Shapers]] tried to do this to [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series (though their primary goal was brainwashing her into believing she was Yuuzhan Vong herself, they also intended to make physical modifications to bring her closer to a Vong physical appearance). Unfortunately for them, Tahiri was rescued and the head Shaper was killed before the process was complete. Unfortunately for Tahiri, there were [[EnemyWithin lingering]] [[SplitPersonality effects]]. effects]].
** After Darth Vader's physical EmergencyTransformation is complete, ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'' focuses on Darth Sidious's attempt to restore Vader's confidence in himself and fully indoctrinate him into the Dark Side.
12th Jan '16 3:59:29 PM WillKeaton
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** In the ''Literature/OnslaughtCycle'', Kamahl's ''sister'' gets hit even harder -- she gets transformed into [[http://magiccards.info/le/en/78.html Phage the Untouchable]], a veritable avatar of death.

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** In the ''Literature/OnslaughtCycle'', Kamahl's ''sister'' gets hit even harder -- she gets transformed into [[http://magiccards.info/le/en/78.html Phage the Untouchable]], Untouchable,]] a veritable avatar of death.
24th Dec '15 6:32:11 PM merotoker
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** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': The Vegans [[spoiler:grafted brains of prisoners into their Saucer Beasts.]] Duke got a severe HeroicBSOD when he was told [[spoiler:he technically had killed one friend of his every time he blew up a {{Robeast}}.]]

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** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': The Vegans [[spoiler:grafted brains of prisoners into their Saucer Beasts.]] Beasts]]. Duke got a severe HeroicBSOD when he was told [[spoiler:he technically had killed one friend of his every time he blew up a {{Robeast}}.]]{{Robeast}}]].



* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Madara Uchiha]] does this to [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha, turning him into Tobi.]]

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* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Madara Uchiha]] Uchiha does this to [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha, turning him into Tobi.]]Tobi]].



* One of the SequelHook[=s=] of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' involved Aogiri's plans to do this, using captured Ghoul Investigators for use in [[HalfHumanHybrid hybridization]] experiments. These plans come to fruition [[TimeSkip two years later]], when [[spoiler: Seidou Takizawa]] makes their ''very'' bloody debut as Aogiri's new [[OminousOwl Owl]]. [[spoiler: Formerly the PluckyComicRelief for the human-focused chapters, he performed a HeroicSacrifice trying to protect Amon and was written off as killed in action by his superiors. Driven insane by experimentation and torture, he turns out to be completely aware of his past and hints at a feeling of resentment over being abandoned by his superiors. His [[AlwaysSecondBest inferiority]] [[GreenEyedMonster complex]] has been used to twist him into a vicious killer, encouraging him to seek out and try to kill [[TheHero Sasaki]] to prove himself superior to his predecessor]].
** But more importantly, this gets strangely subverted, [[spoiler: since Sasaki himself is technically Kaneki who suffers from amnesia]]. Well, if that's subverted or not depends on the viewer, since the CCG can be seen as the [[BigGood Big Good]] as well as the [[BigBad Big Bad]]. [[BlackandGreyMorality Somehow]].
* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's Digidestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* One of the SequelHook[=s=] of ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' involved Aogiri's plans to do this, using captured Ghoul Investigators for use in [[HalfHumanHybrid hybridization]] experiments. These plans come to fruition [[TimeSkip two years later]], when [[spoiler: Seidou Takizawa]] makes their ''very'' bloody debut as Aogiri's new [[OminousOwl Owl]]. [[spoiler: Formerly the PluckyComicRelief for the human-focused chapters, he performed a HeroicSacrifice trying to protect Amon and was written off as killed in action by his superiors. Driven insane by experimentation and torture, he turns out to be completely aware of his past and hints at a feeling of resentment over being abandoned by his superiors. His [[AlwaysSecondBest inferiority]] [[GreenEyedMonster complex]] has been used to twist him into a vicious killer, encouraging him to seek out and try to kill [[TheHero Sasaki]] to prove himself superior to his predecessor]].
predecessor.]]
** But more importantly, this gets strangely subverted, [[spoiler: since Sasaki himself is technically Kaneki who suffers from amnesia]]. Well, if that's subverted or not depends on the viewer, since the CCG can be seen as the [[BigGood Big Good]] as well as the [[BigBad Big Bad]]. [[BlackandGreyMorality [[BlackAndGrayMorality Somehow]].
* In DigimonFrontier, ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's Digidestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn.]]



* Psylocke was long thought to be this after she returned from Japan transformed into a psychic ninja assassin. The truth turned out to be a bit more complicated.

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* Psylocke Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} was long thought to be this after she returned from Japan transformed into a psychic ninja assassin. The truth turned out to be a bit more complicated.



* [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine's]] conversion of [[{{Yandere}} Anakin]] [[HairTriggerTemper Skywalker]] into the infamous masked cyborg counts, although Annie had already joined the Dark Side and was significantly weaker afterwards.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'': Emperor Palpatine's]] Palpatine's conversion of [[{{Yandere}} Anakin]] [[HairTriggerTemper Skywalker]] into the infamous masked cyborg counts, although Annie had already joined the Dark Side and was significantly weaker afterwards.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Others raise the dead as wights. It's heavily implied that Qyburn did this to the late [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane, turning him into Ser Robert Strong.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Others raise the dead as wights. It's heavily implied that Qyburn did this to the late [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane, turning him into Ser Robert Strong.]]Strong]].



* This is how [[BigBad Chytrine]] got her QuirkyMinibossSquad, the ''sullanciri'', in ''The Dragon Crown War''. A group of heroes were sent to kill her, and she captured them, manipulated them into accepting a DealWithTheDevil with her, and then used immensely powerful magic to convert them into NighInvulnerable undead warriors. The specifics of the transformation varies from ''sullanciri'' to ''sullanciri'' (it's implied to be at least in part PersonalityPowers), ranging from Anarus (WolfMan), to Ganagrei and Tythsai (visibly decaying undead), to Neskartu (wraith-like sorcerer) to Myrall'mara (glowing and ethereal) to Nefrai-kesh, Nefrai-laysh, and Quiarsca (outwardly normal, but with GlowingEyesOfDoom and a bit of UncannyValley about them), but all were physically transformed in some manner, and had their personalities overwritten with ones more in line with what Chytrine wanted in lieutenants; the procedure is apparently [[FateWorseThanDeath unspeakably agonizing]].

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* This is how [[BigBad Chytrine]] got her QuirkyMinibossSquad, the ''sullanciri'', in ''The Dragon Crown War''. A group of heroes were sent to kill her, and she captured them, manipulated them into accepting a DealWithTheDevil with her, and then used immensely powerful magic to convert them into NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le undead warriors. The specifics of the transformation varies from ''sullanciri'' to ''sullanciri'' (it's implied to be at least in part PersonalityPowers), ranging from Anarus (WolfMan), to Ganagrei and Tythsai (visibly decaying undead), to Neskartu (wraith-like sorcerer) to Myrall'mara (glowing and ethereal) to Nefrai-kesh, Nefrai-laysh, and Quiarsca (outwardly normal, but with GlowingEyesOfDoom and a bit of UncannyValley about them), but all were physically transformed in some manner, and had their personalities overwritten with ones more in line with what Chytrine wanted in lieutenants; the procedure is apparently [[FateWorseThanDeath unspeakably agonizing]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': [[spoiler:Porky uses the body of Claus, your brother who goes missing at the end of Chapter 1, for creating his cyborg [[TheDragon henchman]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': [[spoiler:Porky uses the body of Claus, your brother who goes missing at the end of Chapter 1, for creating his cyborg [[TheDragon henchman]].]]henchman]]]].



* While it's technically more of an UnwittingPawn, in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter]] is really one of the heroes who defeated the previous Overlord after being recovered after a NooneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.

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* While it's technically more of an UnwittingPawn, in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter]] is really one of the heroes who defeated the previous Overlord after being recovered after a NooneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.NoOneCouldSurviveThat.



** In "Phase 1" [[spoiler: the protagonist Kazuma Kval]] merges with [[spoiler: Terumi (essentially just being a physical body for him) to create Hazama.]]
** In ''Chrono Phantasma'', [[spoiler:Izanami the Goddess of Death using Saya as a vessel]] does this to [[spoiler:Ragna, making him her slave.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': [[spoiler: Ishi's fate, if you stayed after the credits. Although the screen remains black, the dialogue is implies that the Big Bad not only survived, but managed to patch up Ishi after his heroic sacrifice, and cranked his soulless AI to 11.]]

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** In "Phase 1" [[spoiler: the protagonist Kazuma Kval]] merges with [[spoiler: Terumi (essentially just being a physical body for him) to create Hazama.]]
Hazama]].
** In ''Chrono Phantasma'', [[spoiler:Izanami the Goddess of Death using Saya as a vessel]] does this to [[spoiler:Ragna, making him her slave.]]
slave]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': [[spoiler: Ishi's fate, if you stayed after the credits. Although the screen remains black, the dialogue is implies that the Big Bad not only survived, but managed to patch up Ishi after his heroic sacrifice, and cranked his soulless AI to 11.]]11]].



* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', [[spoiler:all of the Faces are examples of this trope, most notably Mumkhar, Fiora, and Gadolt. They're cybernetically altered Homs who pilot giant robots, rather than autonomous Mechon. This renders them immune to the Monado, but susceptible to any and all BrainwashedAndCrazy-related tropes.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', [[spoiler:all of the Faces are examples of this trope, most notably Mumkhar, Fiora, and Gadolt. They're cybernetically altered Homs who pilot giant robots, rather than autonomous Mechon. This renders them immune to the Monado, but susceptible to any and all BrainwashedAndCrazy-related tropes.]]tropes]].



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' both contain the Dreadlords, 12 [[EliteMook immortal warrior souls]] who posses the bodies of powerful fallen warriors. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' will use allies who you either [[PlayerPunch failed to protect or were not recruited]], while ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' implies the BadFuture versions possessed [[EverybodysDeadDave the allies who were killed by the]] BigBad.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' both contain the Dreadlords, 12 [[EliteMook [[EliteMooks immortal warrior souls]] who posses the bodies of powerful fallen warriors. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' will use allies who you either [[PlayerPunch failed to protect or were not recruited]], while ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' implies the BadFuture versions possessed [[EverybodysDeadDave the allies who were killed by the]] BigBad.



* [[spoiler: Peashy]] of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'' was [[spoiler: kidnapped and forced into amnesia by one of the villains after she ate a certain apotheosis-inducing item from another one of the villains, becoming a CPU as a result. Neptune and Plutia invoke an IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight using various items to trigger her dormant memories, (though they had to weaken her first)]]

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* [[spoiler: Peashy]] of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'' was [[spoiler: kidnapped and forced into amnesia by one of the villains after she ate a certain apotheosis-inducing item from another one of the villains, becoming a CPU as a result. Neptune and Plutia invoke an IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight using various items to trigger her dormant memories, (though they had to weaken her first)]] first)]].



* Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is a literal example. Interestingly, the reforging completely failed to make him loyal, or even more evil; all it did was change his appearance and abilities, and make him significantly more AxeCrazy. The BigBad had to resort to repeated psychic torture to get anything resembling obedience.

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* Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is a literal example. Interestingly, the reforging completely failed to make him loyal, or even more evil; all it did was change his appearance and abilities, and make him significantly more AxeCrazy.AxCrazy. The BigBad had to resort to repeated psychic torture to get anything resembling obedience.



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15th Dec '15 11:51:21 AM GeminiStar
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* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's Digidestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn via DefeatEqualsFriendship.]]

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* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's Digidestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn via DefeatEqualsFriendship.HeelFaceTurn.]]
15th Dec '15 11:49:40 AM GeminiStar
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* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's DigiDestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn via DefeatEqualsRedemption.]]

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* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's DigiDestined. Digidestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn via DefeatEqualsRedemption.DefeatEqualsFriendship.]]
15th Dec '15 11:48:02 AM GeminiStar
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* In DigimonFrontier, when BigBad Cherubimon is unable to recreate/find a Digimon to wield the powerful Spirits of Darkness, he instead snatches up a wandering human [[spoiler: (or rather, the human's ghost/astral projected soul)]], brainwash him, and force him to take the Spirit instead, creating the terrifyingly powerful Duskmon, who comes damn close to wiping out the season's DigiDestined. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for Cherubimon, the human he snatched turned out to be Kouichi, one of the heroes' long-lost brother, and that lingering connection keeps him from killing the heroes long enough for them to orchestrate a HeelFaceTurn via DefeatEqualsRedemption.]]
15th Nov '15 8:29:41 AM Prfnoff
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* Zaknafein in the second book of ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''.

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* Zaknafein in the second book of ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''.''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy'' is reanimated this way by a drow ritual known as zin-carla.
25th Sep '15 11:34:41 AM Vir
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* F.O.W.L. tried to do to Taurus Bulba on ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''.

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* F.O.W.L. tried to do this to Taurus Bulba on ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''.
23rd Sep '15 4:05:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' eventually reveals that this happened in the [[BlackKnight Darkshine Knight]]'s backstory (assuming you picked Duran as your main character, anyways) - namely, [[spoiler: the [[BigBad Dragon Emperor]] used his magic to [[CameBackWrong revive]] the knight Loki ([[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[NorseMythology that one]]) after the two of them dropped into a bottomless pit during a struggle, and [[NeverFoundTheBody neither was ever found]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' eventually reveals that this happened in the [[BlackKnight Darkshine Knight]]'s backstory (assuming you picked Duran as your main character, anyways) - namely, [[spoiler: the [[BigBad Dragon Emperor]] used his magic to [[CameBackWrong revive]] the knight Loki ([[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology that one]]) after the two of them dropped into a bottomless pit during a struggle, and [[NeverFoundTheBody neither was ever found]]]].
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