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17th Jun '16 7:54:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* A tie-in comic released after ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'' shows [[spoiler:Khan]] getting MagicPlasticSurgery to explain why he [[RaceLift used to look indian]] but is now white.

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* A tie-in comic released after ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'' shows [[spoiler:Khan]] getting MagicPlasticSurgery to explain why he [[RaceLift used to look indian]] Indian]] (well, [[FakeNationality Mexican]]) but is now white.
1st Jun '16 5:16:46 AM VVK
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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His portrayal in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]], needs no such justification because there was a ContinuityReboot in ''Film/CasionRoyale2006''.

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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His portrayal in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]], needs no such justification because there was a ContinuityReboot in ''Film/CasionRoyale2006''.''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
1st Jun '16 5:14:00 AM VVK
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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His portrayal in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]], is different because even compared to the weird ComicBookTime continuity in the earlier movies, Creator/DanielCraig's Bond is clearly separated in its own {{continuity}}; his career starts with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and goes through a few movies until it seems to end in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.

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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His portrayal in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]], is different needs no such justification because even compared to the weird ComicBookTime continuity there was a ContinuityReboot in the earlier movies, Creator/DanielCraig's Bond is clearly separated in its own {{continuity}}; his career starts with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and goes through a few movies until it seems to end in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.''Film/CasionRoyale2006''.
1st Jun '16 5:06:43 AM VVK
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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His most recent portrayal to date, played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]] in [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Spectre}}'']], actually explains the reveal in-universe. [[spoiler:He resented his father, so he took his mother's last name as a pseudonym. Whether that makes him the same Blofeld as the previous films or not is never really explained.]]

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** Blofeld, arch-nemesis of James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His most recent portrayal to date, in ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', played by [[spoiler: Creator/ChristophWaltz]] in [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Spectre}}'']], actually explains Creator/ChristophWaltz]], is different because even compared to the reveal in-universe. [[spoiler:He resented weird ComicBookTime continuity in the earlier movies, Creator/DanielCraig's Bond is clearly separated in its own {{continuity}}; his father, so he took his mother's last name as career starts with ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and goes through a pseudonym. Whether that makes him the same Blofeld as the previous films or not is never really explained.]]few movies until it seems to end in ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.



* Manga/{{Tomie}} from the live-action adaptations of Creator/JunjiIto's comic of the same name is this. Due to cloning and regeneration no two Tomie's look alike.

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* Manga/{{Tomie}} from the live-action adaptations of Creator/JunjiIto's comic of the same name is this. Due to cloning and regeneration no two Tomie's Tomies look alike.
25th May '16 2:36:05 AM Bosco13
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* A tie-in comic released after ''StarTrekIntoDarkness'' shows [[spoiler:Khan]] getting MagicPlasticSurgery to explain why he [[RaceLift used to look indian]] but is now white.
11th May '16 10:57:29 AM erforce
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7th Apr '16 8:29:18 AM Doug86
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* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.

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* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. JohnnyDepp, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.



* British children's comedy ''MikeAndAngelo'' had Angelo - an alien - go through a regeneration process into another actor that was a direct reference to ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* In [[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]], the character of Travis (first played by Stephen Greif in the first season, then replaced by Brian Croucher in season 2) was given a combination of plastic surgery and psychological re-conditioning.

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* British children's comedy ''MikeAndAngelo'' ''Series/MikeAndAngelo'' had Angelo - an alien - go through a regeneration process into another actor that was a direct reference to ''Series/DoctorWho''.
* In [[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]], ''Series/BlakesSeven'', the character of Travis (first played by Stephen Greif in the first season, then replaced by Brian Croucher in season 2) was given a combination of plastic surgery and psychological re-conditioning.



* Subverted in a HUGE way by the Australian lifestyle show parody ''Series/LifeSupport''. In Season 3, Doctor Rudi changed actors, from Simon Van Der Stap to Jack Finsterer. However, it turned out that this new Dr Rudi, who had allegedly had MagicPlasticSurgery, was actually an impostor, and the old Dr Rudi was out for revenge. it culminated in [[spoiler:a fist-fight between the Rudis at the new Dr Rudi and Sigourney's wedding.]]

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* Subverted in a HUGE way by the Australian lifestyle show parody ''Series/LifeSupport''. In Season 3, Doctor Rudi changed actors, from Simon Van Der Stap to Jack Finsterer. However, it turned out that this new Dr Dr. Rudi, who had allegedly had MagicPlasticSurgery, was actually an impostor, and the old Dr Rudi was out for revenge. it culminated in [[spoiler:a fist-fight between the Rudis at the new Dr Dr. Rudi and Sigourney's wedding.]]



** It also occurred with villains Azazel and Alastair, and the possibility exists for this to happen with the angels as well. However, it's explicitly avoided with the character of Anna, whose human body was destroyed when she became an angel again, but replaced with an identical one as she'd become attached to it and and arranged for it to be remade.

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** It also occurred with villains Azazel and Alastair, and the possibility exists for this to happen with the angels as well. However, it's explicitly avoided with the character of Anna, whose human body was destroyed when she became an angel again, but replaced with an identical one as she'd become attached to it and and arranged for it to be remade.



** One of the most infamous (and convoluted) versions of this occurred on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'': When Wayne Northrop - the actor portraying Roman Brady - left the show in 1984, his character was PutOnABus via [=shooting/=][[NeverFoundTheBody body snatching]]. Two years later, the younger, taller Drake Hogestyn took over the role. Playing this trope straight, they [[HandWave explained his physical differences]] by plastic surgery needed to recover from the injuries suffered at the hands of [[BigBad Stefano DiMera]]. Then Northrop returned four years after that... ''as Roman Brady''. He'd been held prisoner by DiMera, while DiMera sent brainwashed mercenary John Black (who, in an extra dash of Soap Operaness, turned out to be Stefano's half-brother) to take over Roman's life and be his spy ([[BecomingTheMask That didn't work so well for Stefano]]). But Northrop only stuck around three more years before leaving again. This time they went straight TheOtherDarrin and brought in Josh Taylor to play Roman (and has since 1997).

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** One of the most infamous (and convoluted) versions of this occurred on ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'': When Wayne Northrop - the actor portraying Roman Brady - left the show in 1984, his character was PutOnABus via [=shooting/=][[NeverFoundTheBody body snatching]]. Two years later, the younger, taller Drake Hogestyn took over the role. Playing this trope straight, they [[HandWave explained his physical differences]] by plastic surgery needed to recover from the injuries suffered at the hands of [[BigBad Stefano DiMera]]. Then Northrop returned four years after that... ''as Roman Brady''. He'd been held prisoner by DiMera, [=DiMera=], while DiMera [=DiMera=] sent brainwashed mercenary John Black (who, in an extra dash of Soap Operaness, turned out to be Stefano's half-brother) to take over Roman's life and be his spy ([[BecomingTheMask That didn't work so well for Stefano]]). But Northrop only stuck around three more years before leaving again. This time they went straight TheOtherDarrin and brought in Josh Taylor to play Roman (and has since 1997).



* The first actor to play TheLoneRanger on the radio died tragically in a car crash. To further a) a seamless transition of the character and b) to keep young viewers from being freaked out by the Ranger's sudden vocal change, the producers decided to have the Ranger be seriously injured and spend a few episodes first unconscious and then unable to talk coherently, before introducing the new voice of the Ranger, Brace Beemer. For those who noticed the change, his injuries could provide an in-universe explanation.

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* The first actor to play TheLoneRanger Franchise/TheLoneRanger on the radio died tragically in a car crash. To further a) a seamless transition of the character and b) to keep young viewers from being freaked out by the Ranger's sudden vocal change, the producers decided to have the Ranger be seriously injured and spend a few episodes first unconscious and then unable to talk coherently, before introducing the new voice of the Ranger, Brace Beemer. For those who noticed the change, his injuries could provide an in-universe explanation.
5th Apr '16 2:14:51 PM SickBoy
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This is a catch-all for the recasting of a character using an in-continuity explanation. It takes its name from ''Series/DoctorWho'', whose eponymous Doctor is an alien capable of "[[ResurrectiveImmortality regenerating]]" into a new form whenever he is mortally wounded. This trope, both in the original show and others which employ it, has two benefits; not only can it increase the series' run by offering a method to depict an immortal main character on a long-running show, it is also a wonderful way to derive drama. With the added bonus of implying that AnyoneCanDie, without having to lose major characters. ''Doctor Who'' also treats the introduction each new Doctor as a series reboot, further enhancing its longevity; this aspect is occasionally employed by others.

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This is a catch-all for the recasting of a character using an in-continuity explanation. It takes its name from ''Series/DoctorWho'', whose eponymous Doctor is an alien capable of "[[ResurrectiveImmortality regenerating]]" into a new form whenever he is mortally wounded. This trope, both in the original show and others which employ it, has two benefits; not only can it increase the series' run by offering a method to depict an immortal main character on a long-running show, it is also a wonderful way to derive drama. With the added bonus of implying that AnyoneCanDie, without having to lose major characters. ''Doctor Who'' also treats the introduction each new Doctor as a series reboot, further enhancing its longevity; this aspect is occasionally employed by others.
characters.
19th Mar '16 3:50:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Terminator known as Cromartie is reduced to a metal skeleton in the first episode of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', and slowly creates a new flesh covering for himself over the course of the first season, being played by a second actor in the interim stages, and a third actor once the work is complete. This was due to RealLifeWritesThePlot, as the third actor was always the showrunners' first choice for the role, but was unavailable for the recording of the pilot episode.

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* The Terminator known as Cromartie is reduced to a metal skeleton in the first episode of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', and slowly creates a new flesh covering for himself over the course of the first season, being played by a second actor in the interim stages, and a third actor once the work is complete. This was due to RealLifeWritesThePlot, as the third actor was always the showrunners' first choice for the role, but was unavailable for the recording of the pilot episode.
6th Mar '16 11:05:48 AM StFan
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* The TropeNamer is the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. It has its [[TheNthDoctor/DoctorWho own page]].
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* The TropeNamer is the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. It has its [[TheNthDoctor/DoctorWho own page]].
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* ''[[Film/{{War}} Rogue Assassin]]'' had the whole point of the mystery of the eponymous Assassin having plastic surgery to remain unknown. [[spoiler:We don't actually see any of the eponymous Assassin's face and instead the one we THINK is the Assassin was actually his last target who took over his identity.]]
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'': Mary Alice replaced Gloria Foster as The Oracle because the character's appearance had changed due to The Merovingian being given her "termination code". In reality, this was an ad hoc handwave made up by the writers because Gloria Foster had died.
* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.

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* ''[[Film/{{War}} Rogue Assassin]]'' had the whole point of the mystery of the eponymous Assassin having plastic surgery to remain unknown. [[spoiler:We don't actually see any of the eponymous Assassin's face and instead the one we THINK is the Assassin was actually his last target who took over his identity.]]
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'': Mary Alice replaced Gloria Foster as The Oracle because the character's appearance had changed due to The Merovingian being given her "termination code". In reality, this was an ad hoc handwave made up by the writers because Gloria Foster had died.
* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.
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* ''[[Film/{{War}} Rogue Assassin]]'' had the whole point of the mystery of the eponymous Assassin having plastic surgery to remain unknown. [[spoiler:We don't actually see any of the eponymous Assassin's face and instead the one we THINK is the Assassin was actually his last target who took over his identity.]]
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'': Mary Alice replaced Gloria Foster as The Oracle because the character's appearance had changed due to The Merovingian being given her "termination code". In reality, this was an ad hoc handwave made up by the writers because Gloria Foster had died.
* Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure death]] was dealt with in his unfinished movie ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus'' this way. JohnnyDepp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell played his character in different dimensions.



* Blofeld, arch-nemesis of Film/JamesBond is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His most recent portrayal to date, played by [[spoiler: {{Creator/Christoph Waltz}}]] in [[spoiler: ''{{Film/Spectre}}'']], actually explains the reveal in-universe. [[spoiler: He resented his father, so he took his mother's last name as a pseudonym. Whether that makes him the same Blofeld as the previous films or not is never really explained.]]
** Bond himself is generally not thought of as an example since the films don't explain his change in appearance. However, in the first movie where Bond's actor changed, the film begins with Bond being rejected by a woman. He then remarks "this never happened to the other fellow!" Some fans have taken this as evidence for the theory that "James Bond" is an alias passed from one 007 agent to the next.
** The producers of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' did briefly consider the plastic surgery idea for Bond, but (wisely for the long run) dropped the idea.
** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was supposed to make this theory canon, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped that plan.
** As was ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' until further ExecutiveMeddling nixed that idea (Craig's Bond has Connery's Bond car, all other agents use pseudonyms except 007). [[MindScrew Which raises more questions than it answers, really...]]
* Jobe Smith was played by Jeff Fahey in ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' and Matt Frewer in ''Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace''. The clever rationale is that the explosion at the end of the first film badly burned him, and so he looked different after his face was reconstructed using skin grafts.
** Less clever when, in the ending of the original film, Creator/PierceBrosnan's character discovered that Jobe had completely uploaded himself into the mainframe, leaving only his skin behind in the real world.
* Manga/{{Tomie}} from the live action adaptations of Creator/JunjiIto's comic of the same name is this. Due to cloning and regeneration no two Tomie's look alike.
* Film/SinCityADameToKillFor features Creator/JoshBrolin as Dwight [=McCarthy=] instead of Creator/CliveOwen. Dwight's story involves him being shot in the face and receiving surgery, resulting in a noticeably different appearance. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Brolin was to play Dwight pre-surgery and Owen was to play him post-surgery, but due to a scheduling issue Brolin ultimately played both versions.

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Blofeld, arch-nemesis of Film/JamesBond James Bond, is a villainous example. He was played by several actors over the years, with his changes of appearance being explained by plastic surgery. Somewhat justified in that if anyone has the money to be able to employ a [[MagicPlasticSurgery magic plastic surgeon]] it's Blofeld. His most recent portrayal to date, played by [[spoiler: {{Creator/Christoph Waltz}}]] Creator/ChristophWaltz]] in [[spoiler: ''{{Film/Spectre}}'']], ''Film/{{Spectre}}'']], actually explains the reveal in-universe. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He resented his father, so he took his mother's last name as a pseudonym. Whether that makes him the same Blofeld as the previous films or not is never really explained.]]
** Bond himself is generally not thought of as an example since the films don't explain his change in appearance. However, in the first movie where Bond's actor changed, the film begins with Bond being rejected by a woman. He then remarks "this never happened to the other fellow!" Some fans have taken this as evidence for the theory that "James Bond" is an alias passed from one 007 agent to the next.
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next. The producers of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' did briefly consider the plastic surgery idea for Bond, but (wisely for the long run) dropped the idea.
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idea. ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' was supposed to make this theory canon, but ExecutiveMeddling stopped that plan.
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plan. As was ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' until further ExecutiveMeddling nixed that idea (Craig's Bond has Connery's Bond car, all other agents use pseudonyms except 007). [[MindScrew Which raises more questions than it answers, really...]]
* Jobe Smith was played by Jeff Fahey in ''Film/TheLawnmowerMan'' and Matt Frewer in ''Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace''. The clever rationale is that the explosion at the end of the first film badly burned him, and so he looked different after his face was reconstructed using skin grafts.
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grafts. Less clever when, in the ending of the original film, Creator/PierceBrosnan's character discovered that Jobe had completely uploaded himself into the mainframe, leaving only his skin behind in the real world.
* Manga/{{Tomie}} from the live action live-action adaptations of Creator/JunjiIto's comic of the same name is this. Due to cloning and regeneration no two Tomie's look alike.
* Film/SinCityADameToKillFor ''Film/SinCityADameToKillFor'' features Creator/JoshBrolin as Dwight [=McCarthy=] instead of Creator/CliveOwen. Dwight's story involves him being shot in the face and receiving surgery, resulting in a noticeably different appearance. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Brolin was to play Dwight pre-surgery and Owen was to play him post-surgery, but due to a scheduling issue Brolin ultimately played both versions.



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* The TropeNamer is the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', as mentioned above. It has its [[TheNthDoctor/DoctorWho own page]].



** The Borg Queen's hard to tell. She appears to be destroyed in almost every appearance - even by way of ''retcon,'' revealing herself to have been on the cube in The Best Of Both Worlds. Yes, her ''debut'' is an UnexplainedRecovery. She's indicated and proven repeatedly that physical death is a minor inconvenience to her, and it's easy to imagine that her data just goes elsewhere when one body's in mortal danger, though that's not said outright. Coincidentally or not, she's sometimes Alice Krige and sometimes Susanna Thompson, and with so much make-up it's hard to tell who is who.

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** The Borg Queen's hard to tell. She appears to be destroyed in almost every appearance - -- even by way of ''retcon,'' revealing herself to have been on the cube in The "The Best Of of Both Worlds.Worlds". Yes, her ''debut'' is an UnexplainedRecovery. She's indicated and proven repeatedly that physical death is a minor inconvenience to her, and it's easy to imagine that her data just goes elsewhere when one body's in mortal danger, though that's not said outright. Coincidentally or not, she's sometimes Alice Krige and sometimes Susanna Thompson, and with so much make-up it's hard to tell who is who.



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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', aside from still being voiced by Kate Mulgrew, Flemeth's valkyrie-esque appearance in the sequel is radically different from her old hag appearance in the first game. Justified as she's a VoluntaryShapeshifter capable of adopting AFormYouAreComfortableWith, as well as being able to possess people to prolong her life. However, a third possibility that she [[LampshadeHanging points out]] to Hawke, is whether or not her ''true'' form is even human anyway?
--> '''Hawke''': Impressive, where did you learn how to turn into a Dragon?\\
'''Flemeth''': ''[Laughs]'' Perhaps I '''''am''''' a Dragon?
** It's also stated in the first game that she is also a {{Body Surf}}er, so appearance isn't really a big deal to her.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', aside from still being voiced by Kate Mulgrew, Flemeth's valkyrie-esque appearance in the sequel is radically different from her old hag appearance in the first game. Justified as she's a VoluntaryShapeshifter capable of adopting AFormYouAreComfortableWith, as well as being able to possess people to prolong her life. However, a third possibility that she [[LampshadeHanging points out]] to Hawke, is whether or not her ''true'' form is even human anyway?
--> '''Hawke''': Impressive, where did you learn how to turn into a Dragon?\\
'''Flemeth''': ''[Laughs]'' Perhaps I '''''am''''' a Dragon?
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anyway? It's also stated in the first game that she is also a {{Body Surf}}er, so appearance isn't really a big deal to her.her.
--> '''Hawke:''' Impressive, where did you learn how to turn into a Dragon?\\
'''Flemeth:''' (''laughs'') Perhaps I '''''am''''' a Dragon?
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* According to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', the Prism Rangers often die and people are often recruited or kidnapped to replace to them, explaining why their voice actors constantly change throughout the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series.



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* The ''{{Insecticomics}}'' uses the trope mentioned below to justify characters being represented by new toys. The most major would be Dreadmoon's [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/tfcon2005.html upgrade to a repaint of Energon Mirage]] from a [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/troubleparadise1.html sculpted model]], although Starscream's gone through several new bodies as better toys for him have come out.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'', because it's a MegaCrossover and has a whole cast of {{Living Dream}}s, when a different adaptation of the source material becomes more well known the powers of the universe[[note]]Namely ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve and ActorAllusion[[/note]] change the appearance of the characters. It's generally not permanent, though, as they are {{Composite Character}}s and by definition encompass all their portrayals. (They possess a ''very'' limited [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]][[note]]They must remain the same character and probably the version can't be too obscure either.[[/note]] ability thanks to this too.)
* In the Luna arc of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha undergoes a treatment to fix his screwed up metabolism from his last rejuvenation treatment. It also makes him look less like Tom Baker with a weight problem and more like an eight-foot-tall William Hartnell. [[spoiler: A later arc showed that he's changed his appearance, with both rejuvenation and conventional plastic surgery, several times in the past.]]

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* The ''{{Insecticomics}}'' uses According to ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', the trope mentioned below to justify characters being represented by new toys. The most major would be Dreadmoon's [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/tfcon2005.html upgrade to a repaint of Energon Mirage]] from a [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/troubleparadise1.html sculpted model]], although Starscream's gone through several new bodies as better toys for him have come out.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}'', because it's a MegaCrossover
Prism Rangers often die and has a whole cast of {{Living Dream}}s, when a different adaptation of the source material becomes more well known the powers of the universe[[note]]Namely ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve and ActorAllusion[[/note]] people are often recruited or kidnapped to replace to them, explaining why their voice actors constantly change throughout the appearance of the characters. It's generally not permanent, though, as they are {{Composite Character}}s and by definition encompass all their portrayals. (They possess a ''very'' limited [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]][[note]]They must remain the same character and probably the version can't be too obscure either.[[/note]] ability thanks to this too.)
* In the Luna arc of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha undergoes a treatment to fix his screwed up metabolism from his last rejuvenation treatment. It also makes him look less like Tom Baker with a weight problem and more like an eight-foot-tall William Hartnell. [[spoiler: A later arc showed that he's changed his appearance, with both rejuvenation and conventional plastic surgery, several times in the past.]]
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* The ''Webcomic/{{Insecticomics}}'' uses the trope mentioned below to justify characters being represented by new toys. The most major would be Dreadmoon's [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/tfcon2005.html upgrade to a repaint of Energon Mirage]] from a [[http://www.insecticons.com/insecticomics/troubleparadise1.html sculpted model]], although Starscream's gone through several new bodies as better toys for him have come out.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'', because it's a MegaCrossover and has a whole cast of {{Living Dream}}s, when a different adaptation of the source material becomes more well known the powers of the universe[[note]]Namely ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve and ActorAllusion[[/note]] change the appearance of the characters. It's generally not permanent, though, as they are {{Composite Character}}s and by definition encompass all their portrayals. (They possess a ''very'' limited [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]][[note]]They must remain the same character and probably the version can't be too obscure either.[[/note]] ability thanks to this too.)
* In the Luna arc of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' Dr. Seamus O'Murchadha undergoes a treatment to fix his screwed up metabolism from his last rejuvenation treatment. It also makes him look less like Tom Baker with a weight problem and more like an eight-foot-tall William Hartnell. [[spoiler: A later arc showed that he's changed his appearance, with both rejuvenation and conventional plastic surgery, several times in the past.]]
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* {{Parodied}} in the ''Website/ClickHole'' article "[[http://www.clickhole.com/article/all-seinfelds-ranked-1748 All The Seinfelds, Ranked]]", which straight-facedly pays tribute to the various actors who supposedly played the character of Creator/JerrySeinfeld in various seasons, including John Cusack, George Lazenby, Kadeem Hardison ("the first black Seinfeld") and Louis C.K., among others. Also, in one season, the supporting cast is mentioned as "Elaine (Khandi Alexander), George ([=LeVar=] Burton), and Kramer (Eddie Murphy)", without further explanation.
** What makes this all the more amazing is that the ''actual'' Jerry Seinfeld is on the list... '''as "Peter Harrick"'''.

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* {{Parodied}} in the ''Website/ClickHole'' article "[[http://www.clickhole.com/article/all-seinfelds-ranked-1748 All The Seinfelds, Ranked]]", which straight-facedly pays tribute to the various actors who supposedly played the character of Creator/JerrySeinfeld in various seasons, including John Cusack, George Lazenby, Kadeem Hardison ("the first black Seinfeld") and Louis C.K., among others. Also, in one season, the supporting cast is mentioned as "Elaine (Khandi Alexander), George ([=LeVar=] Burton), and Kramer (Eddie Murphy)", without further explanation.
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explanation. What makes this all the more amazing is that the ''actual'' Jerry Seinfeld is on the list... '''as "Peter Harrick"'''.



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* Retro-actively applied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': at the end of season two Bob is sucked into [[EldritchLocation the Web]], and when he came back in season three, slightly degraded by his experience, he switched voice actor from Michael Benyaer to Ian James Corlett because the former was unavailable. When Benyaer became available again while producing season four they had him do the voice for Bob in a flashback, a second Bob (possibly the original, possibly a copy, [[spoiler:actually Megabyte]]), and [[spoiler:the real Bob after the damage done to him by the Web is repaired]], implying the different voice was caused by said degradation.

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* Retro-actively applied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': at the end of season two Bob is sucked into [[EldritchLocation the Web]], and when he came back in season three, slightly degraded by his experience, he switched voice actor from Michael Benyaer to Ian James Corlett because the former was unavailable. When Benyaer became available again while producing season four they had him do the voice for Bob in a flashback, a second Bob (possibly the original, possibly a copy, [[spoiler:actually Megabyte]]), and [[spoiler:the real Bob after the damage done to him by the Web is repaired]], implying the different voice was caused by said degradation.



-->'''Gumball:''' (enthusiastically) [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor We're stuck in these bodies for the rest of our lives!]]\\

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-->'''Gumball:''' --->'''Gumball:''' (enthusiastically) [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor We're stuck in these bodies for the rest of our lives!]]\\



* {{Creator/Toonami}}, an action block originally on Creator/CartoonNetwork, now on Creator/AdultSwim, had robotic show host TOM 1.0, voiced by Creator/SonnyStrait, get destroyed by a massive alien blob... thing, and was replaced by TOM 2.0, voiced by Creator/SteveBlum. Subsequent versions of TOM, who's currently at version 5, and all voiced by Creator/SteveBlum, have not been explained however.

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* {{Creator/Toonami}}, Creator/{{Toonami}}, an action block originally on Creator/CartoonNetwork, now on Creator/AdultSwim, had robotic show host TOM 1.0, voiced by Creator/SonnyStrait, get destroyed by a massive alien blob... thing, and was replaced by TOM 2.0, voiced by Creator/SteveBlum. Subsequent versions of TOM, who's currently at version 5, and all voiced by Creator/SteveBlum, have not been explained however.



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