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9th Sep '17 1:33:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Inverted early on in ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' when Peter gave blood to save Aunt May. Neither of them got much out of it - Peter was too woozy to fight for much of the issue, and his radioactive blood nearly killed Aunt May later on, sparking another "race to find a cure" story.

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* Inverted early on in ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' when Peter gave blood to save Aunt May. Neither of them got much out of it - Peter was too woozy to fight for much of the issue, and his radioactive blood nearly killed Aunt May later on, sparking another "race to find a cure" story.
20th Aug '17 7:21:26 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The plot of one ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode has the Titans having to deal with their out of control animal urges because they have Beast Boy's blood in them... after he himself couldn't be bothered to control his own and caused the mess in the first place. When they can't it falls onto Beast Boy to deal with 4 rowdy animals.
20th May '17 10:29:22 AM WaxingName
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* A running theme in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series is [[DragonsAreDivine dragons]] giving humans their blood in order to empower them, generally giving them the ability to use powerful "Holy Weapons." This always happens in the ancient backstories of each game, though, while the current heroes are descendants of the heroes given the dragon transfusion.
14th Feb '17 11:27:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''DarkAngel'', when Max gives an emergency transfusion to Logan, her stem-cell-laden blood starts to repair his spine. Unfortunately, it doesn't last, but he eventually gets a hold of a mechanical exoskeleton that lets him walk again. Later, a transfusion from another transgenic has longer-lasting effects, which when added to the support from the exoskeleton let him be stronger and faster.

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* In ''DarkAngel'', ''Series/DarkAngel'', when Max gives an emergency transfusion to Logan, her stem-cell-laden blood starts to repair his spine. Unfortunately, it doesn't last, but he eventually gets a hold of a mechanical exoskeleton that lets him walk again. Later, a transfusion from another transgenic has longer-lasting effects, which when added to the support from the exoskeleton let him be stronger and faster.
21st Aug '16 7:35:10 AM Qem95
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* In ''VideoGame/IronTwilight'', you get closer to the end of the game and you find out Felipe's past. Felipe got a blood transfusion from a monster guitar player that got killed in a car accident. Felipe accidently fell in the puddle of the musical artist's blood, leaving some of the blood to get drained into Felipe's wounds. It was then, Felipe got excellent guitar playing skills and used them to dramatically rank up in the charts. However, he ranked down to the lowest level after Jack killed him in the game's climax (if you make Jack choose to).
18th Mar '16 3:26:19 PM Dwoem
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It bears mentioning that in RealLife blood transfusions in no way transfer the donor's genes into the recipient's DNA. The red and white blood cells last only a few months before dying without leaving a trace. If John's powers are biological/genetic/chemical in nature, and/or {{Phlebotinum}} is involved, Jack getting these powers is often justified by TheProfessor explaining that the donation triggered dormant super-genes in Jack, or actually ''did'' somehow [[ViralTransformation overwrite parts of his genome]]. If John's powers are magical in nature, then the reason Jack gets similar powers may have to do with BloodMagic. In these cases "John" might not even be the same species as Jack, such as dragon or vampire blood, [[note]]of the mystical, non [[ViralTransformation viral based types,]][[/note]], endowing the imbiber with power. If John's powers are from a [[TheSymbiote (symbiotic) virus]] then it reasonably would be able to transfer via blood transfusion, though you can probably count characters with these powers on one hand (See the example in the Literature folder).

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It bears mentioning that in RealLife blood transfusions in no way transfer the donor's genes into the recipient's DNA. The red and white blood cells last only a few months before dying without leaving a trace. If John's powers are biological/genetic/chemical in nature, and/or {{Phlebotinum}} is involved, Jack getting these powers is often justified by TheProfessor explaining that the donation triggered dormant super-genes in Jack, or actually ''did'' somehow [[ViralTransformation overwrite parts of his genome]]. If John's powers are magical in nature, then the reason Jack gets similar powers may have to do with BloodMagic. In these cases "John" might not even be the same species as Jack, such as dragon or vampire blood, blood [[note]]of the mystical, non [[ViralTransformation viral based types,]][[/note]], types]][[/note]], endowing the imbiber with power. If John's powers are from a [[TheSymbiote (symbiotic) virus]] then it reasonably would be able to transfer via blood transfusion, though you can probably count characters with these powers on one hand (See the example in the Literature folder).
10th Mar '16 2:42:48 AM Shadowgazer
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* When WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} finally succeeds at removing his WorthyOpponent Metro Man and is left with nothing to do, he ends up [[CreateYourOwnVillain creating a new hero]] to fight by injecting [[{{Everyman}} some random joe off the street]] with Metro Man's DNA. [[spoiler:That really [[BewareTheSuperman didn't work out]], though.]]

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* When WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} finally succeeds at removing his WorthyOpponent Metro Man and is left with nothing to do, he ends up [[CreateYourOwnVillain creating a new hero]] to fight by accidentally injecting [[{{Everyman}} some random joe off the street]] with Metro Man's DNA. [[spoiler:That really [[BewareTheSuperman didn't work out]], though.]]
5th Mar '16 10:51:21 PM nombretomado
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* During the first arc of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Patriot claims that this is how he got his powers: his grandfather, CaptainAmerica's supersoldier prototype, gave him a blood transfusion. It turns out be a lie (Patriot was addicted to a drug that gave super-powers), but then he [[TakingTheBullet takes a shot from a Kree blaster]] for Cap. When he gets to the hospital after the battle, Cap is all set for this, except "the ''other'' super-soldier beat you to it."

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* During the first arc of ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Patriot claims that this is how he got his powers: his grandfather, CaptainAmerica's ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's supersoldier prototype, gave him a blood transfusion. It turns out be a lie (Patriot was addicted to a drug that gave super-powers), but then he [[TakingTheBullet takes a shot from a Kree blaster]] for Cap. When he gets to the hospital after the battle, Cap is all set for this, except "the ''other'' super-soldier beat you to it."
22nd Feb '16 9:41:26 AM Dravencour
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* In the manga ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', Akira gives blood to Chiba after Hadou nearly kills him, and Chiba is healed by it and becomes a werewolf--and crazy, with the ability to change at will into some mutated-looking wolf-beast, unlike Akira's transformation. So, not a completely identical transference of abilities, but Akira didn't realize his powers would transfer at all.

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* In the manga ''Manga/WolfGuyWolfenCrest'', Akira gives blood to Chiba after Hadou Haguro nearly kills him, and Chiba is healed by it and becomes a werewolf--and crazy, with the ability to change at will into some mutated-looking wolf-beast, unlike Akira's transformation. So, not a completely identical transference of abilities, but Akira didn't realize his powers would transfer at all.
20th Nov '15 12:34:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'': In the episode "Last Supper", a MadScientist is pursuing an immortal woman so he can collect her unique blood and inject it into himself to both heal his own wounds and reverse his aging. [[spoiler:He does manage to get hold of it but miscalculates the stuff's potency, eventually shriveling up into a pool of cells.]]
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