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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.]]
2nd Nov '15 4:23:13 PM Zyffyr
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->'''Qui-Gon:''' You're going to need [[TheSixStats better stats.]] I'm transferring some of my [[{{Malaproper}} mini-chlorines]] to your blood.

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->'''Qui-Gon:''' You're going to need [[TheSixStats better stats.]] stats. I'm transferring some of my [[{{Malaproper}} mini-chlorines]] mini-chlorines to your blood.



->'''Qui-Gon:''' They'll [[SuperEmpowering multiply there]] and grant you [[OneStatToRuleThemAll lightning fast reflexes]] and skill points in [[BadassDriver driving.]]

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->'''Qui-Gon:''' They'll [[SuperEmpowering multiply there]] there and grant you [[OneStatToRuleThemAll lightning fast reflexes]] reflexes and skill points in [[BadassDriver driving.]]
19th Oct '15 2:59:22 PM WillKeaton
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* The TV movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109589/ Deep Red]]''. It has a girl whose blood rejuvenates the recipient and grants VoluntaryShapeShifting. In a twist, the power only lasts for a limited time, and regular transfusions are needed for people to sustain them. It's because of this that the bad guy, who has some of her blood in his system, is after her.

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* The TV movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109589/ Deep Red]]''. Red.]]'' It has a girl whose blood rejuvenates the recipient and grants VoluntaryShapeShifting. In a twist, the power only lasts for a limited time, and regular transfusions are needed for people to sustain them. It's because of this that the bad guy, who has some of her blood in his system, is after her.
19th Oct '15 2:58:10 PM WillKeaton
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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]], 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).
29th Sep '15 11:29:44 PM intastiel
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* As with many tropes in the genre, this was used by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, possibly for the first time in 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".



* In a GoldenAge {{Superman}} story, Lois Lane [[AllJustADream dreams]] she gets a blood transfusion from Superman and gains superpowers, becoming Superwoman.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** 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 a GoldenAge {{Superman}} story, Lois Lane [[AllJustADream dreams]] she gets a blood transfusion from Superman and gains superpowers, becoming Superwoman.



* This is {{Deadpool}}'s backstory; his healing factor was derived from Wolverine's blood. Notably, he was one of many test subjects, most of whom didn't survive, and Deadpool himself suffered some rather severe side effects.
* TheSavageDragon once let his blood be used in an attempt to cure a friend's AIDS. It seemed to work at first-- restoring him to full health, making him stronger, even giving him green skin and a fin-- but within minutes, he exploded. Years later, after [[TheSyndicate The Vicious Circle]] steals a supply of his blood from the hospital, their EvilGenius[=es=] figure out a way to keep people alive much longer after being injected. But it turns out that regular doses are necessary in order to keep delaying the explosion, so when Dragon-blood-enhanced supercriminals get arrested, they end up exploding while in custody.

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* This is {{Deadpool}}'s ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}'s backstory; his healing factor was derived from Wolverine's blood. Notably, he was one of many test subjects, most of whom didn't survive, and Deadpool himself suffered some rather severe side effects.
* TheSavageDragon The ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'' once let his blood be used in an attempt to cure a friend's AIDS. It seemed to work at first-- restoring him to full health, making him stronger, even giving him green skin and a fin-- but within minutes, he exploded. Years later, after [[TheSyndicate The Vicious Circle]] steals a supply of his blood from the hospital, their EvilGenius[=es=] figure out a way to keep people alive much longer after being injected. But it turns out that regular doses are necessary in order to keep delaying the explosion, so when Dragon-blood-enhanced supercriminals get arrested, they end up exploding while in custody.



* The tv movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109589/ Deep Red]]''. It has a girl whose blood rejuvenates the recipient and grants VoluntaryShapeShifting. In a twist, the power only lasts for a limited time, and regular transfusions are needed for people to sustain them. It's because of this that the bad guy, who has some of her blood in his system, is after her.

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* The tv TV movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109589/ Deep Red]]''. It has a girl whose blood rejuvenates the recipient and grants VoluntaryShapeShifting. In a twist, the power only lasts for a limited time, and regular transfusions are needed for people to sustain them. It's because of this that the bad guy, who has some of her blood in his system, is after her.



* This is what the 1969-71 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 ''TheImmortal'' ''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.



* In ''FreedomForce'', this is how Liberty Lad got his powers, Minuteman gave him a blood transfusion after his RecklessSidekick behavior got him shot.
* In ''MegaManZX'', a "Mega Man" is a Maverick Raid survivor who harnesses the blood of the BigBad Master Albert via donation. His blood (or rather, the contained DNA) is the key to unlocking the [[TransformationTrinket Biometal's]] power and allowing them to Megamerge with it.

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* In ''FreedomForce'', ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', this is how Liberty Lad got his powers, Minuteman gave him a blood transfusion after his RecklessSidekick behavior got him shot.
* In ''MegaManZX'', ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'', a "Mega Man" is a Maverick Raid survivor who harnesses the blood of the BigBad Master Albert via donation. His blood (or rather, the contained DNA) is the key to unlocking the [[TransformationTrinket Biometal's]] power and allowing them to Megamerge with it.



* In the ''{{Metroid}} series, Samus Aran, as a child, was given a transfusion of Chozo blood in order to save her life. This has given her enhanced strength and reflexes (and, presumably, the ability to fit into a ball a third her height). Most importantly, it allows her to make use of Chozo technology, most of which can only be properly used by a Chozo.

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* In the ''{{Metroid}} ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series, Samus Aran, as a child, was given a transfusion of Chozo blood in order to save her life. This has given her enhanced strength and reflexes (and, presumably, the ability to fit into a ball a third her height). Most importantly, it allows her to make use of Chozo technology, most of which can only be properly used by a Chozo.
17th Sep '15 10:51:36 PM Dvandemon
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** He was a RidiculouslyHumanRobot who had synthetic analogs to all human parts. In fact, this regularly occurred as he was a universal donor. Aside from its [[FountainOfYouth rejuvenative properties]], it's implied his blood is a catalyst for latent superhuman abilities; Spitfire is implied to be a latent mutant and Toro, his sidekick, has his dormant Inhuman heritage partially activated by a transfusion.
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