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26th Mar '17 4:01:22 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-014 SCP-014 "The Concrete Man"]] ''[[YourMindMakesItReal believes]]'' this is what happened to him, which gives him CompleteImmortality in exchange for complete immobility.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-409 SCP-409 "Contagious Crystal"]] is a crystal that turns anything it touches (except, ironically, granite) into itself.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-602 SCP-602 "The Sculptor of SoHo"]], a invisible sculptor that supposedly turns humans into statues. At least in the story it's based on.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1013 SCP-1013 "Cockatrice"]] is a classic cockatrice. It calcifies the outer layer of your body, then happily pecks a hole in you and eats what's inside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1120 SCP-1120 ("Freeze Tag")]]. After an SCP-1120 touches a human being, over the next three minutes the soft tissue of the victim will be petrified and become pyroclastic igneous rock.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1220 SCP-1220 ("Logos")]]. One person who spoke the phrase "Having the qualities of clay" in the LanguageOfMagic SCP-1220 was permanently transformed into clay.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1233 SCP-1233 "Mammal Terraformer"]]. After a mammal has been paralyzed and rendered unconscious by SCP-1233 its skin will be filled with silica crystals, its internal organs will turn into clay-rich soil and its skeleton will be replaced with an equal volume of sandstone.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2860 SCP-2860 "Made of Stone"]]: A Foundation researcher who touched an [[MadArtist anomalous art]] piece and now anything organic that touches him turns to marble, including microscopic dust mites (note: inhaling marble dust all day isn't good for you).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 SCP-2922 ("Notes From the Under")]]
*** The 2-3 kilometer high primates known as Striders can generate a sound that petrifies human flesh.
*** Anyone speaking negatively about SCP-PC-007 "The Witch-Queen of Bogal Mountain" while in the Corbenic afterlife will have their flesh turn to stone.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-014 SCP-014 "The Concrete Man"]] ''[[YourMindMakesItReal believes]]'' this is what happened to him, which gives him CompleteImmortality in exchange for complete immobility.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-409 SCP-409 "Contagious Crystal"]] is a crystal that turns anything it touches (except, ironically, granite) into itself.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-602 SCP-602 "The Sculptor of SoHo"]], a invisible sculptor that supposedly turns humans into statues. At least in the story it's based on.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-1013 SCP-1013 "Cockatrice"]] is a classic cockatrice. It calcifies the outer layer of your body, then happily pecks a hole in you and eats what's inside.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1120 SCP-1120 ("Freeze Tag")]]. After an SCP-1120 touches a human being, over the next three minutes the soft tissue of the victim will be petrified and become pyroclastic igneous rock.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1220 SCP-1220 ("Logos")]]. One person who spoke the phrase "Having the qualities of clay" in the LanguageOfMagic SCP-1220 was permanently transformed into clay.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1233 SCP-1233 "Mammal Terraformer"]]. After a mammal has been paralyzed and rendered unconscious by SCP-1233 its skin will be filled with silica crystals, its internal organs will turn into clay-rich soil and its skeleton will be replaced with an equal volume of sandstone.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2860 SCP-2860 "Made of Stone"]]: A Foundation researcher who touched an [[MadArtist anomalous art]] piece and now anything organic that touches him turns to marble, including microscopic dust mites (note: inhaling marble dust all day isn't good for you).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2922 SCP-2922 ("Notes From the Under")]]
*** The 2-3 kilometer high primates known as Striders can generate a sound that petrifies human flesh.
*** Anyone speaking negatively about SCP-PC-007 "The Witch-Queen of Bogal Mountain" while in the Corbenic afterlife will have their flesh turn to stone.
19th Mar '17 3:28:24 PM Doug86
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40k}}'', this is the eventual fate of all Eldar Farseers. As Farseers grow older, their minds become so intertwined with the wraithbone core of their Craftworld while trying to divine the future, that their physical bodies become dormant and slowly crystallize. Once this crystallization progresses too far, they retreat to the 'Dome of Crystal Seers' of their Craftworlds, where the crystal bodies of past Farseers remain, their minds having been preserved in the infinity circuit.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40k}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', this is the eventual fate of all Eldar Farseers. As Farseers grow older, their minds become so intertwined with the wraithbone core of their Craftworld while trying to divine the future, that their physical bodies become dormant and slowly crystallize. Once this crystallization progresses too far, they retreat to the 'Dome of Crystal Seers' of their Craftworlds, where the crystal bodies of past Farseers remain, their minds having been preserved in the infinity circuit.
18th Mar '17 7:30:56 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' arc "The Faeries' Ruin" has this happen to all the Faeries, as well as [[spoiler:Hanso and Xandra]]. Additionally, one of the statues as seen in the Altador plot, was really a faerie turned to stone.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' arc "The Faeries' Ruin" has this happen to all the Faeries, as well as [[spoiler:Hanso and Xandra]]. Additionally, one of the statues as seen in the Altador plot, was really a faerie turned to stone.
16th Mar '17 11:13:19 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Several stories involve Iznogoud getting turned into a statue at the end.
** "The Golden Handshake" features Ghoudas Gho'ld, descendant of King Midas, who can only turn things into gold-plated versions of their original forms. Close enough, thinks Iznogoud, and he tries to get the unfortunate curse victim to shake the hand of the Caliph. But all manner of other things and people are turned into gold-plated statues instead, and finally Ghoudas and Iznogoud share a farewell handshake. Wa'at Alahf can see how this will end up as soon as Iznogoud announces the plan, and has a commemorative plaque ready for the statue as soon as the transformation happens.
** The vizier is told in "The Wax Museum" that all of the waxworks of past and future villains he is bringing to life - from Marcus Junius Brutus to Al Capone - must be back in the museum when it closes for the day at 7pm, or he will be turned into a waxwork instead, and no spell will bring him to life. Inevitably, he fails and is turned into a statue (and once again, Wa'at Alahf can see this coming a mile away and prepares accordingly by buying a feather duster).
11th Mar '17 6:49:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[MeaningfulName Algol Perseus]] in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' turns people into stone with his "Medusa Shield". Destroying the shield and killing Algol reverse the process.

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* [[MeaningfulName Algol Perseus]] in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' turns people into stone with his "Medusa Shield". Destroying the shield and killing Algol reverse the process. [[spoiler: Shiryu manages to do both, releasing the petrified Seiya and Shun... but at the very high price of [[EyeScream having to pluck out his own eyes]] since the Shield's magic is powerful enough to go thrugh blindfolds and closed eyelids.]]



** Then there is Negi's tragic backstory, wherein almost everyone in his home village except for him, Nekane and Anya was turned to stone. Said Count is one of the demons who did that.

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** Then there is Negi's tragic backstory, wherein almost everyone in his home village except for him, Nekane (who had her ''legs'' petrified) and Anya was turned to stone. Said Count is one of the demons who did that.
11th Mar '17 2:10:54 AM jormis29
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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has a wide range of these, common enough that earlier versions of ''D&D'' had a saving throw against it.

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* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a wide range of these, common enough that earlier versions of ''D&D'' had a saving throw against it.



** In the ''{{Planescape}}'' setting the Quasielemental Plane of Minerals has this as an intrinsic property: living creatures not protected from petrification who stay there one day too long tend to join the ranks of fancy gemstones and stay there forever.

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** In the ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' setting the Quasielemental Plane of Minerals has this as an intrinsic property: living creatures not protected from petrification who stay there one day too long tend to join the ranks of fancy gemstones and stay there forever.



* Chaosium's supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III

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* Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III
16th Feb '17 5:18:31 PM Twiddler
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* ''{{Neopets}}'' love doing this to their faeries.
** [[BigBad The Darkest Faerie]] was turned to stone by Fyora for 1,000 years, 1,000 years before ''Neopets: The Darkest Faerie''. [[spoiler:And in the end was turned to stone again for another 1,000 years.]]
** Additionally, one of the statues as seen in the Altador plot, was really a faerie turned to stone.
** And ''all'' of the faeries were turned to stone at the start of The Faeries' Ruin plot.
*** Which ends up happening to [[spoiler:most of the heroes, and eventually Hanso and Xandra]].

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* ''{{Neopets}}'' love doing this to their faeries.
** [[BigBad
In ''VideoGame/NeopetsTheDarkestFaerie'', The Darkest Faerie]] titular BigBad was turned to stone by Fyora for 1,000 years, 1,000 years before ''Neopets: The Darkest Faerie''.the main story. [[spoiler:And in the end was turned to stone again for another 1,000 years.]]
** Additionally, one of the statues as seen in the Altador plot, was really a faerie turned to stone.
** And ''all'' of the faeries were turned to stone at the start of The Faeries' Ruin plot.
*** Which ends up happening to [[spoiler:most of the heroes, and eventually Hanso and Xandra]].
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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' arc "The Faeries' Ruin" has this happen to all the Faeries, as well as [[spoiler:Hanso and Xandra]].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' arc "The Faeries' Ruin" has this happen to all the Faeries, as well as [[spoiler:Hanso and Xandra]]. Additionally, one of the statues as seen in the Altador plot, was really a faerie turned to stone.
13th Feb '17 7:26:43 PM JustinCognito
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* Creator/CharlesStross also uses the carbon-silicon transition version in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''. Bob Howard wields a "basilisk gun" in ''The Atrocity Archive'', and the short story ''The Concrete Jungle'' concerns the origin of the technology [[spoiler:and its installation in [[BigBrotherIsWatching Britain's extensive CCTV network]]]]. In the books, the origin of the "Gorgon stare" is an extremely rare variety of brain tumor; it's also hinted that said tumor is a multi-species thing, and responsible for the myths about gorgons (when it occurs in humans), basilisks (snakes) and cockatrices (chickens).

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* Creator/CharlesStross also uses the carbon-silicon transition version in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries''. Bob Howard wields a "basilisk gun" in ''The Atrocity Archive'', and the short story ''The Concrete Jungle'' concerns the origin of the technology [[spoiler:and its installation in [[BigBrotherIsWatching Britain's extensive CCTV network]]]]. In the books, the origin of the "Gorgon stare" is an extremely rare variety of brain tumor; it's also hinted that said tumor is a multi-species thing, and responsible for the myths about gorgons (when it occurs in humans), basilisks (snakes) and cockatrices (chickens). In keeping with the series' general ethos, it does so by converting 1% of the carbon molecules in the target body into silicon... which, in addition to petrifying it, makes it very hot and faintly radioactive, as that excess atomic energy has to go ''somewhere''.
17th Jan '17 4:11:15 PM ultimomant
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* The Weeping Angels from ''Series/DoctorWho'' have this happen as a defense mechanism whenever they're seen "because you can't kill a stone".
** The Doctor defeated the angels by [[spoiler:having someone run into the TARDIS and letting the "angels" converge on it, and then dematerializing at the last second. The angels all turn to stone, because they're left standing in a circle ''looking at each other''.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Weeping Angels from ''Series/DoctorWho'' have this happen as a defense mechanism whenever they're seen "because you can't kill a stone".
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stone". Although they are helpless in this state, their stone forms are seemingly completely indestructible, and as soon as you stop looking at them, you're dead. The Doctor defeated the angels in their first appearance by [[spoiler:having someone run into the TARDIS and letting the "angels" converge on it, and then dematerializing at the last second. The angels all turn to stone, because they're left standing in a circle ''looking at each other''.]]
16th Jan '17 1:55:59 PM ErebusElysium
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* The dead flesh of Trolls from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' becomes inert rock. Those aren't statues of Trollhunters past surrounding the Hero's Forge, those are their reassembled corpses.
** Angor Rot wields a dagger laced with Creeper's Sun, a poison that can turn anything it cuts into inert stone, Troll or otherwise. According to Vendel, there is no cure.
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