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25th Jul '17 8:21:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' we get the villain Goku Black who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who out of envy and spite stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.

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** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', we get the villain Goku Black Black, who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who who, out of envy and spite spite, stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. Goku.]] The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.
18th Jul '17 10:05:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', Xehanort's entire fighting style changes when he [[GrandTheftMe body-jacks]] [[spoiler: Terra]], exclusively using all his victim's best moves - with the eventual addition of [[spoiler: the Guardian Heartless.]]
16th Jul '17 6:38:58 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', every morph came with its own set of animal instincts; these were mostly useful but some morphs such as an ant had instincts so strong they risked permanently overpowering the human personality.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', every ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' used this a lot:
** Every animal
morph came with its own set of animal instincts; these were mostly useful useful, but some morphs such (such as an ant ant) had instincts so strong they risked permanently overpowering the human personality.
10th Jun '17 9:10:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, most of the main characters underwent {{Gender bender}}s when their powers manifested; apparently turning a happy boy into a girl doesn't cause gender identity disorder and since the UnfortunateImplications are glossed over (they get therapy, but it's off screen) to the point you'd rarely realise they hadn't been a girl all their life.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, most of the main characters underwent {{Gender bender}}s when their powers manifested; apparently turning a happy boy into a girl doesn't cause gender identity disorder and since the UnfortunateImplications are glossed over (they get therapy, but it's off screen) to the point you'd rarely realise they hadn't been a girl all their life.
10th Jun '17 2:10:53 AM RobTan
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* In an episode of ''WesterAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where the crew are de-aged into teenagers and then young shildren and babies, their behaviour changes accordingly. Farnsworth is at first unchanged because is just de-aged into his fifties, but when a botched atempt to cure himself results in him getting progressively younger, he becomes first an afroed [[TheSeventies Seventies stereotype]], a hippy, a teenaged nerd and finally a ChildProdigy.
9th Jun '17 2:25:26 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'', Twilight's sudden infatuation with a guy she barley knows, is explained as her being in the hormonal body of a teenager in an (in the creator's opinion) Anime esque world is affecting her so much, she has to consciously fight her desires not to just bone him on the spot. [[spoiler: She fails.]]
31st May '17 2:22:43 AM Ramona122003
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Saiyans who still have their tails turn into gigantic weremonkeys when exposed to the light of the full moon (or a similar enough substitute), becoming savage and violent no matter how docile they are in their humanlike form. Only Saiyans who have had the proper training can stay in control while transformed. Likewise, there's the Super Saiyan transformations, which turn even the nicest Saiyans (like Goku and Gohan) into the ruthless, cold-hearted warriors Saiyans are known as throughout the universe, with no desire other than to exact painful revenge on whoever angered them enough to trigger the transformation.
** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' we get the villain Goku Black who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]] but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Kai named Zamasu who out of envy and spite stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
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In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Saiyans who still have their tails turn into gigantic weremonkeys when exposed to the light of the full moon (or a similar enough substitute), becoming savage and violent no matter how docile they are in their humanlike form. Only Saiyans who have had the proper training can stay in control while transformed. Likewise, there's the Super Saiyan transformations, which turn even the nicest Saiyans (like Goku and Gohan) into the ruthless, cold-hearted warriors Saiyans are known as throughout the universe, with no desire other than to exact painful revenge on whoever angered them enough to trigger the transformation.
** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' we get the villain Goku Black who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]] Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who out of envy and spite stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.
20th Apr '17 6:26:42 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Lobotomies, anti-depressant and other medications, all sorts of odd quirks and personality changes caused by brain disorders that go away if those disorders are ameliorated, a nice person becoming a cranky one under the influence of stress (or other) hormones, a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful]] GenkiGirl who [[{{Determinator}} endured]] tons of BreakTheCutie becoming paranoid and bedridden when they get old enough for clinical depression [[TraumaCongaLine to kick in]], Alzheimer's disease: it's very well demonstrated that the personality is a creation of the physical structure of the brain, and even minor physical and chemical changes can turn someone into a very different person, ''forget'' turning into a different species. There's also puberty, [=PMS=], or menopause, all of which tend to induce mood swings ranging from inconvenient to debilitating.

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* Lobotomies, anti-depressant The changes in behavior and personality caused by anti-depressants and other psychiatric medications, all lobotomies, and brain injuries attest to how changes in the brain can cause sometimes major changes in the mind. All sorts of odd quirks and personality changes caused by brain disorders that go away if those disorders are ameliorated, a nice person becoming a cranky one under the influence of stress (or other) hormones, a [[StepfordSmiler cheerful]] GenkiGirl who [[{{Determinator}} endured]] tons of BreakTheCutie becoming paranoid and bedridden when they get old enough for clinical depression [[TraumaCongaLine to kick in]], Alzheimer's disease: it's very well demonstrated that the personality is a creation of the physical structure of the brain, and even minor physical and chemical changes can turn someone into a very different person, ''forget'' turning into a different species. There's also puberty, [=PMS=], or menopause, all of which tend to induce mood swings ranging from inconvenient to debilitating.debilitating.
** Neurological studies of patients with mental disorders show that all these conditions are associated with abnormalities in brain structure and function. The way psychiatric medicines work is by causing changes in brain function that mitigate the processes that generate the symptoms forming a certain mental disorder. It's still unknown how many of these medications precisely work, since it is very difficult to link what these medications do at the biochemical level with the mental changes they effect considering the tremendous complexity of the human brain, [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm from the complex chemical reactions that occur in each neuron to the way the millions of neurons interact]].
** There's endless medical conditions that could cause altered mental status or psychiatric disorders, but here's a small sample of those caused by physiological disorders: there are mental disturbances secondary to hyper-or-hypothyroidism. Errors in sex hormone metabolism can change the development of the body and brain, as can production of stress hormones. Speaking of sex hormones, testosterone causes what can only be called "stereotypical maleness." Cancers can produce hormones that cause electrolyte or other imbalances that mess with the mind. Tissue changes in Diabetes I and II can cause altered mental status via hypo-or-hyper blood glucose. A stroke, injury, embolism, hemorrhage in the brain can cause all manner of terrifying neural deficits depending on the part of the brain affected. A mass effect from an tumor in the head can press on brain structures. Failures of the kidneys or livers can cause all sorts of toxic product build-up or electrolyte imbalances.



** There's endless medical conditions that could cause altered mental status or psychiatric changes, but here's a small sample of those due to altered morphology (regardless of the cause): there are mental disturbances secondary to hyper-or-hypothyroidism. Errors in sex hormone metabolism can change the development of the body and brain, as can production of stress hormones. Speaking of sex hormones, testosterone causes what can only be called "stereotypical maleness." Cancers can produce hormones that cause electrolyte or other imbalances that mess with the mind. Tissue changes in Diabetes I and II can cause altered mental status via hypo-or-hyper blood glucose. A stroke, injury, embolism, hemorrhage in the brain can cause all manner of terrifying neural deficits depending on the part of the brain affected. A mass effect from an tumor in the head can press on brain structures. Failures of the kidneys or livers can cause all sorts of toxic product build-up or electrolyte imbalances.
** Recreational drugs, in changing the way your brain functions, also alter your perceptions and behavior, which essentially causes a transient personality change. For example, alcohol diminishes inhibitions and makes you [[InVinoVeritas do things that you would never do while sober]], dopaminergic stimulants can make you manic and obsess over the most mundane things, or in high doses cause paranoia, and MDMA can make you empathic and sociable. These effects generally only last while the drug is in your system.

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** There's endless medical conditions that could cause altered mental status or psychiatric changes, but here's a small sample of those due to altered morphology (regardless of the cause): there are mental disturbances secondary to hyper-or-hypothyroidism. Errors in sex hormone metabolism can change the development of the body and brain, as can production of stress hormones. Speaking of sex hormones, testosterone causes what can only be called "stereotypical maleness." Cancers can produce hormones that cause electrolyte or other imbalances that mess with the mind. Tissue changes in Diabetes I and II can cause altered mental status via hypo-or-hyper blood glucose. A stroke, injury, embolism, hemorrhage in the brain can cause all manner of terrifying neural deficits depending on the part of the brain affected. A mass effect from an tumor in the head can press on brain structures. Failures of the kidneys or livers can cause all sorts of toxic product build-up or electrolyte imbalances.
** Recreational drugs, in changing drugs change the way your brain functions, also and in doing so alter your yours perceptions and behavior, which are essentially causes a transient personality change.changes. For example, alcohol diminishes inhibitions and makes you [[InVinoVeritas do things that you would never do while sober]], dopaminergic stimulants can make you manic and obsess over the most mundane things, or in high doses cause paranoia, and MDMA can make you empathic and sociable. These effects generally only last while the drug is in your system.


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* Sleep deprivation. Its something that everyone has experienced, and for an unfortunate many quite frequently, and even if you are not very aware on how you change when sleep deprived, you have probably seen how someone else who is sleep deprived who is usually calm or cheerful become cranky.
16th Apr '17 8:42:44 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''FanFic/LoadedBones'' Yami Bakura notes that most of his proclivities come from Ryou's brain.
* In ''FanFic/DesertedDistractions'' Yami Bakura laments that this is the reason he's attracted to Tea; since Ryou is his host and likes her, he does too.
7th Apr '17 4:58:28 AM Argon2
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* The player characters of ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' escaped Fae torturers mostly intact. They're still humanoid mortals who have free will, but Fae magic has marked their body and soul. Beast changelings still have human intelligence, but they will always be slower in using it. A Flowering may distinctly remember and fear being pruned, even though their body isn't a true plant anymore.
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