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13th May '17 11:30:55 PM UltimateLazer
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* Amélie Lacroix from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was the civilian wife of Overwatch agent Gérard Lacroix, who foiled the terrorist organization Talon's plans at every turn. So she was kidnapped, tortured, brainwashed, and experimented on for the sake of killing him. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name: Widowmaker.
30th Apr '17 10:09:45 AM njein123
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'', we get Shadow Lady, a [[WhatIf a non-canon]] [[{{Brainwashed}} variation]] of [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[RobotGirl cyborg]] by Shadaloo. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, Shadow Lady shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encase herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents) and fire a large beam (Big Bang Laser) from [[HandBlast her palms]].
14th Apr '17 5:24:09 PM looneynightmare
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* In ''Film/{{Troll}}'' Torok transforms the various tenants of the apartment complex into creatures to do his bidding, only Jeanette retains her original appearance after her transformation.


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* For season three of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' after Uncle imprisons his original dark chi warriors Daolon Wong turns Chow,Finn, and Ratso into his new dark chi warriors to replace them, he later does the same to Hak Foo, they remain this way until Uncle finally defeats Wong in a chi battle.
14th Apr '17 3:43:02 PM Dravencour
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', The Joker turns out to have done this to [[spoiler:Tim Drake]], in a way that marks his definitive crossing of the MoralEventHorizon in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. [[spoiler:After capturing him while he was on patrol, Joker proceeded to horribly torture and brainwash the poor kid, turning him into "Joker Junior." The brainwashing held out until Batman and Joker's final battle when Joker ordered Tim to finish Batman off, only for Tim to kill Joker instead]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', The Joker turns out to have done this to [[spoiler:Tim Drake]], in a way that marks his definitive crossing of the MoralEventHorizon in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. [[spoiler:After capturing him while he was on patrol, Joker proceeded to horribly torture and brainwash the poor kid, kid over an extended period, eventually turning him into "Joker Junior." The brainwashing held out until Batman and Joker's final battle when Joker ordered Tim to finish Batman off, only for Tim to kill Joker instead]].
14th Apr '17 3:41:17 PM Dravencour
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Joker Junior.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', The Joker turns out to have done this to [[spoiler:Tim Drake]], in a way that marks his definitive crossing of the MoralEventHorizon in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse. [[spoiler:After capturing him while he was on patrol, Joker proceeded to horribly torture and brainwash the poor kid, turning him into "Joker Junior." The brainwashing held out until Batman and Joker's final battle when Joker ordered Tim to finish Batman off, only for Tim to kill Joker instead]].
14th Apr '17 3:27:57 PM Dravencour
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As mentioned, this trope requires the victim to be custom-modified. Also it must be someone either important (a powerful wizard, a king) or plot-relevant (the hero's childhood friend) prior to the transformation and important for the villain's plans after. This can be effective as it puts the former hero's strength on your side, and also puts the other heroes in the uncomfortable position of having to fight their former friend. On the other hand, heroes do have the nasty habit of [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight beating them back to themselves]], so in the worst case, the villain may just end up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain bringing back a hero the villain spent so much time and resources killing in the first place, only STRONGER]].

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As mentioned, this trope requires the victim to be custom-modified. Also it must be someone either important (a powerful wizard, a king) or plot-relevant (the hero's childhood friend) prior to the transformation and important for the villain's plans after. This can be effective as it puts the former hero's strength on your side, and also puts the other heroes in the uncomfortable position of having to fight their former friend. On the other hand, heroes do have the nasty habit of [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight beating them back to themselves]], so in the worst case, the villain may just end up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain bringing back a hero the villain spent so much time and resources killing in the first place, only STRONGER]]. \n Whoops!
2nd Mar '17 4:57:30 PM DarkPhoenix94
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See that guy, NotQuiteDead after a HeroicSacrifice? He will do. A quick brainwashing, a new name and new clothes, and while you are putting his damaged body back together, you can always make some improvements. If no half-dead hero is available, you can always use the remains of the previous season's BigBad, or even some of your past victims. What is important is that they are not just BrainwashedAndCrazy . The new minion must be customized for your needs. So turning dead heroes undead does not count by itself, but creating a death knight will.

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See that guy, NotQuiteDead after a HeroicSacrifice? He will do. A quick brainwashing, a new name and new clothes, and while you are putting his damaged body back together, you can always make some improvements. If no half-dead hero is available, you can always use the remains of the previous season's BigBad, or even some of your past victims. What is important is that they are not just BrainwashedAndCrazy .BrainwashedAndCrazy. The new minion must be customized for your needs. So turning dead heroes undead does not count by itself, but creating a death knight will.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the classic example of the Winter Soldier.
11th Feb '17 12:11:56 PM merotoker
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** 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]]. [[BlackAndGrayMorality Somehow]].

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** 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]] BigGood as well as the [[BigBad Big Bad]].BigBad. [[BlackAndGrayMorality Somehow]].



* In the New 52, this was, ultimately, how Harley Quinn became a villain; ComicBook/TheJoker brought her to the factory where his own transformation had occurred, and forcibly dunked her into the same vat of chemicals, with similar results. (Probably the biggest reason why Harley is far more insane in this version than previous ones, often just as much as he is.)

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* In the New 52, ComicBook/{{New 52}}, this was, ultimately, how Harley Quinn became a villain; ComicBook/TheJoker brought her to the factory where his own transformation had occurred, and forcibly dunked her into the same vat of chemicals, with similar results. (Probably the biggest reason why Harley is far more insane in this version than previous ones, often just as much as he is.)



* [[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 IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight using various items to trigger her dormant memories, (though they had to weaken her first)]].
8th Jan '17 2:41:28 AM Mavado
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** Rare heroic example: happens to Shepard at the beginning of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Notably, the Illusive Man didn't bother installing any real {{Restraining Bolt}}s, trusting instead in Shepard's gratitude and their mutual goals to ensure that she would work for him post-resurrection. Whether he's right depends on the player's choices, although [[spoiler: he's ultimately proven wrong in the third game]]. Shepard can also be made to pay lip service to the idea that Cerberus is working for ''her'' instead of the other way around.
** If Shepard fails to rescue her in time in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this will happen to [[spoiler: Jack]]. It also potentially happens to [[spoiler: Legion]], but only if you [[spoiler: sent their platform to Cerberus]] without ever getting to know them in the first place. [[spoiler:Morinth]] will also show up as a Banshee if [[spoiler:she]] was alive at the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.

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** Rare heroic example: happens to Shepard at the beginning of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Notably, the Illusive Man didn't bother installing any real {{Restraining Bolt}}s, trusting instead in Shepard's gratitude and their mutual goals to ensure that she he/she would work for him post-resurrection. Whether he's right depends on the player's choices, although [[spoiler: he's ultimately proven wrong in the third game]]. Shepard can also be made to pay lip service to the idea that Cerberus is working for ''her'' ''him/her'' instead of the other way around.
** If Shepard fails to rescue her in time in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this will happen to [[spoiler: Jack]]. It also potentially happens to [[spoiler: Legion]], but only if you [[spoiler: sent their platform to Cerberus]] without ever getting to know them in the first place. [[spoiler:Morinth]] will also show up as a Banshee banshee if [[spoiler:she]] she was alive at the end of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''.
20th Nov '16 7:26:48 PM Vir
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* In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', Leanbow/Isamu was TheHero of the GreatOffscreenWar twenty years prior, who stayed behind to make sure that [[SealedEvilInACan the seal on the evil can worked]]. This naturally resulted in him being trapped in there with the evil badly wounded from fighting off an army alone, which then took his unconscious body and reforged him into Koragg/Wolzard, their new BlackKnight [[TheDragon dragon]]. Yes, becoming a BlackKnight qualifies as being reforged, its a transformation rather than a suit of armor, and he stayed in that form the full twenty years until the spell was broken.

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* In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', Leanbow/Isamu was TheHero of the GreatOffscreenWar twenty years prior, who stayed behind to make sure that [[SealedEvilInACan the seal on the evil can worked]]. This naturally resulted in him being trapped in there with the evil badly wounded from fighting off an army alone, which then took his unconscious body and reforged him into Koragg/Wolzard, their new BlackKnight [[TheDragon dragon]]. Yes, becoming a BlackKnight qualifies as being reforged, its it's a transformation rather than a suit of armor, and he stayed in that form the full twenty years until the spell was broken.
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