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16th Feb '18 8:52:42 PM KrspaceT
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* There is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' where the cat gets his powers this way.

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* There is an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' where Streaky the cat gets his powers this way.
28th Jan '18 11:21:02 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In ''ComicBook/Superman'' #6 1940 Clark Kent opens his own vein to transfuse an injured Lois Lane; not only is she healed of injuries, but Siegel has the Doctor remark "incredible his blood conforms to all four types".

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** In ''ComicBook/Superman'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' #6 1940 Clark Kent opens his own vein to transfuse an injured Lois Lane; not only is she healed of injuries, but Siegel has the Doctor remark "incredible his blood conforms to all four types".
4th Jan '18 6:20:52 PM nombretomado
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A subtrope of SuperEmpowering. See also HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers.

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A subtrope of SuperEmpowering. See also HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers.JustForFun/HowToGiveACharacterSuperPowers.
14th Nov '17 6:52:19 PM PaulA
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* This is what the 1969-71 series ''Series/TheImmortal'' was all about. The hero (Chris George)'s is a race car driver whose blood makes him immune to all diseases. An ailing bazillionaire wants him for transfusions. This quickly turned into a replay of ''TheFugitive'', but did have its moments.

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* This is what the 1969-71 series ''Series/TheImmortal'' was all about. The hero (Chris George)'s is a race car driver whose blood makes him immune to all diseases. An ailing bazillionaire wants him for transfusions. This quickly turned into a replay of ''TheFugitive'', ''Series/TheFugitive'', but did have its moments.
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).
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