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30th Apr '16 10:59:01 AM Tacitus
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] special character [[MadDoctor Mad Dok]] [[AxeCrazy Grotsnik]] is such a loon that he regularly amputates his own limbs and swaps them with those of his [[PlayingWithSyringes (often unwilling)]] patients, "just to keep his hand in."


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* ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'' has a thankfully off-screen instance of this trope. Dr. Richard Tygan serves as the resistance's scientific advisor, and defected from an [[VichyEarth ADVENT]]-run gene therapy clinic due to the alien regime's security measures. This meant that he had to remove a neural implant from the back of his own skull, without the benefit of a mirror. He still managed to get it out without any side effects beyond some nasty scarring.
22nd Apr '16 7:15:29 PM Jake
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* In ''Film/TheMartian'', Mark gets a piece of shrapnel lodged in his abdomen during the windstorm that caused the mission to abort. The rest of the crew was headed back to Earth, believing him to have been lost and killed in the storm. He removes the shrapnel himself.

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* In ''Film/TheMartian'', Mark gets a piece of shrapnel steel antenna guyline lodged in his abdomen during the windstorm that caused the mission to abort. The rest of the crew was headed back to Earth, believing him to have been lost and killed in the storm. He removes the shrapnel himself.himself and then staples the wound closed.
15th Apr '16 12:25:19 AM foxley
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* During a battle between Lobo and his daughter, they slash each other up so badly their regenerative powers can't keep up, so they take a break to stitch themselves up.
* The [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Ultimate]] [[PlayingWithFire Pyro]] is covered with scars due to [[HealItWithFire cauterizing his wounds]] whenever he gets shot during one of his mutant protest.

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* During a battle between Lobo ComicBook/{{Lobo}} and his daughter, they slash each other up so badly their regenerative powers can't keep up, so they take a break to stitch themselves up.
* The [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Ultimate]] [[PlayingWithFire Pyro]] is covered with scars due to [[HealItWithFire cauterizing his wounds]] whenever he gets shot during one of his mutant protest.protests.
15th Apr '16 12:22:49 AM foxley
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* ''Series/DiagnosisMurder'': In "Blood Will Out", the man who [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue wakes up in the morgue]] with a bullet in his head steals medical supplies and uses a deserted operating theatre to operate on himself and remove the slug.
11th Apr '16 1:42:42 PM towercurator
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* ''Literature/VoidDomain'': Eva uses her BloodMagic to amputate body parts, including her own, among other operations.
29th Mar '16 4:44:57 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Film/TheMartian'', Mark gets a piece of shrapnel lodged in his abdomen during the windstorm that caused the mission to abort. The rest of the crew was headed back to Earth, believing him to have been lost and killed in the storm. He removes the shrapnel himself.
26th Mar '16 10:51:16 AM Willbyr
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* Though perhaps different, Franky of ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler: completely rebuilt himself as a cyborg after suffering tremendous injury from being hit by a sea train. He did this with his own hands, without any assistance, and was thus only able to modify everything but his back, which he couldn't reach or see to work on.]]

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* Though perhaps different, Franky of ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[spoiler: completely [[spoiler:completely rebuilt himself as a cyborg after suffering tremendous injury from being hit by a sea train. He did this with his own hands, without any assistance, and was thus only able to modify everything but his back, which he couldn't reach or see to work on.]]on]].



* This is basically Faust XIII's shtick in ''ShamanKing''. He keeps himself all hopped up on morphine so he can freely modify his own body whenever the need arises.

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* This is basically Faust XIII's shtick in ''ShamanKing''.''Manga/ShamanKing''. He keeps himself all hopped up on morphine so he can freely modify his own body whenever the need arises.
10th Mar '16 2:31:25 AM catmuto
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* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' shows Kiriyama performing this on himself several times in the manga. He stitches his wounds up, puts glue over them and done. He doesn't seem to use anesthetics, likely because he can't feel anything, anyway.
6th Mar '16 5:28:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* The antagonist in ''PansLabyrinth'' sews his [[GlasgowGrin forcefully extended smile]] shut on camera.

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* The antagonist in ''PansLabyrinth'' ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' sews his [[GlasgowGrin forcefully extended smile]] shut on camera.
25th Jan '16 7:56:07 AM Sharlee
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Hawk]]'', Vlad is punched in the throat by an assassin, and has to apply the InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy trope to ''himself'' because his larynx collapses.
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