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20th May '18 10:52:48 AM StFan
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* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'': Agents are capable of taking over bystanders' bodies. If they should be killed, the program leaves and the innocent most recent host is unmistakably dead. There are no other bodies, but all their other hosts are presumably very dead as well, or they just find themselves someplace strange with no memory of how they got there.
** Actually addressed in one of the video games. Ghost is looking at an Agent through his scope when the Agent jumps out of the body, leaving a SWAT sharpshooter with a headache, who looks around in confusion.

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* ''Franchise/TheMatrix'': Agents are capable of taking over bystanders' bodies. If they should be killed, the program leaves and the innocent most recent host is unmistakably dead. There are no other bodies, but all their other hosts are presumably very dead as well, or they just find themselves someplace strange with no memory of how they got there.
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there. Actually addressed in one of the video games. Ghost is looking at an Agent through his scope when the Agent jumps out of the body, leaving a SWAT sharpshooter with a headache, who looks around in confusion.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lazarus Experiment" did it with a twist: Elderly Professor Lazarus is restored to youth by an experimental technique that then goes wrong and turns him into a hideous monster. When the monster is apparently killed, it reverts to Lazarus' human form; when it's ''really'' killed, it reverts to Lazarus' original elderly form.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lazarus Experiment" did does it with a twist: Elderly Professor Lazarus is restored to youth by an experimental technique that then goes wrong and turns him into a hideous monster. When the monster is apparently killed, it reverts to Lazarus' Lazarus's human form; when it's ''really'' killed, it reverts to Lazarus' Lazarus's original elderly form.



* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the illusionist Candice is knocked unconscious, but reverts to her hot and skinny illusion form. [[spoiler:When she's ''actually'' killed, she reverts to her true form, which is an obese woman.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
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illusionist Candice is knocked unconscious, but reverts to her hot and skinny illusion form. [[spoiler:When she's ''actually'' killed, she reverts to her true form, which is an obese woman.]]



* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Changelings must revert to their true form, a liquid, every day to rest. [[spoiler: They also revert to this liquid if they are killed.]]

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Changelings must revert to their true form, a liquid, every day to rest. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They also revert to this liquid if they are killed.]]



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** Any kind of shapeshifting magic (even if it's a god's inherent ability) results in this.

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** Any kind of shapeshifting magic (even if it's a god's inherent ability) results in this. Most notably with Changelings.



** A rare inversion in the TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}} setting, wherein a sivak draconian will take the form of the being that killed it for 3 days.

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** A rare inversion in the TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}} ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, wherein a sivak draconian will take the form of the being that killed it for 3 days.



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1st May '18 10:30:06 PM CerotechOmega
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* In the Chapter 4 bad ending of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'', Red Magnus and Seraphina are arguing about the beast that they just took out... [[spoiler:only for it to transform back into a child (Usalia) and drop dead.]] Red Magnus and Killia are horrified at what they see, but for different reasons [[spoiler:(Red Magnus hates fighting kids, Majorita notwithstanding, and he just killed one in cold blood; Killia wanted to keep others from dying at the hands of Void Dark and the Lost, yet that's exactly what happened)]].

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* In the Chapter 4 bad ending of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'', Red Magnus and Seraphina are arguing about the beast that they just took out... [[spoiler:only for it to transform back into a child (Usalia) and drop dead.]] Red Magnus and Killia are horrified at what they see, but for different reasons [[spoiler:(Red Magnus hates fighting kids, Majorita notwithstanding, and he just killed one in cold blood; Killia wanted to keep others from dying at the hands of Void Dark and the Lost, yet that's exactly what happened)]]. The party breaks up, leaving Void Dark to conquer the Netherworlds unopposed.



* Present as part of a NonStandardGameOver in ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance''. Defeat Usalia in her beast form during your first fight with her, and she turns back to normal as she dies. Killia becomes wracked with guilt over his powerlessness to save her and leaves the rebel army, leaving no one left to stand up to Void Dark.
16th Apr '18 4:54:01 AM Hjortron18
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* Invoked by [[spoiler:Loki]] in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler:whose skin starts turning slate blue like a Jotun when he [[FakingTheDead pretends to die]] in front of Thor.]]

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* Invoked {{Invoked}} and {{downplayed}} by [[spoiler:Loki]] in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', [[spoiler:whose skin starts turning to turn a mottled slate blue like a Jotun when he [[FakingTheDead pretends to die]] fakes his death]] in front of Thor.Thor, but his natural Jotun skin colour is actually a way brighter blue.]]
31st Mar '18 2:39:05 PM Morgenthaler
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20th Mar '18 12:40:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'': The Cenobites, [[DemonOfHumanOrigin demons who were once human]] summoned by the Lament Configuration, turn back into their human form if they're killed. This is first shown happening to Pinhead and his entourage in ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'' when Channard turns on them.
15th Jan '18 9:09:35 PM jormis29
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* In ''[[StarWars The Lando Calrissian Adventures]]'', [[spoiler:the BigBad is basically indestructible throughout the story. Turns out his species is actually quite small and non-humanoid, and is using illusion powers to simulate the form we know him as throughout the stories. When Lando scores a lucky shot at one foot, he strikes the ''real'' Gepta for the first time, and with the illusion gone, he's able to finish him with one squeeze. It's a bit more justified then most, in that Gepta makes it clear his illusion powers are ACTIVE illusion.]]

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* In ''[[StarWars The Lando Calrissian Adventures]]'', ''Literature/TheLandoCalrissianAdventures'', [[spoiler:the BigBad is basically indestructible throughout the story. Turns out his species is actually quite small and non-humanoid, and is using illusion powers to simulate the form we know him as throughout the stories. When Lando scores a lucky shot at one foot, he strikes the ''real'' Gepta for the first time, and with the illusion gone, he's able to finish him with one squeeze. It's a bit more justified then most, in that Gepta makes it clear his illusion powers are ACTIVE illusion.]]
15th Jan '18 4:02:20 PM totoofze47
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* Present as part of a NonStandardGameOver in ''VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance''. Defeat Usalia in her beast form during your first fight with her, and she turns back to normal as she dies. Killia becomes wracked with guilt over his powerlessness to save her and leaves the rebel army, leaving no one left to stand up to Void Dark.
10th Dec '17 4:20:37 PM nombretomado
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* Wilfre in ''DrawnToLife''.

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* Wilfre in ''DrawnToLife''.''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''.
9th Dec '17 12:59:24 AM Ghingahn
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* Averted in Videogame/{{Bloodborne}}. There's no return from beasthood or kinhood.
28th Oct '17 5:32:03 PM WillBGood
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** In "Survival", the last episode of the classic series, Karra, a {{werecat}} cheetah woman, reverts to human form as she's dying.

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** In "Survival", the last episode of the classic series, Karra, a {{werecat}} werecat cheetah woman, reverts to human form as she's dying.



** In blatant ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' rip-off, the MonsterOfTheWeek sends a [[{{Mooks}} mook]] after the man he cursed into an owl. When the mook turns up with a dead owl, he asks him why it didn't revert to human upon death, and [[YouHaveFailedMe promptly zaps him]].

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** In a blatant ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'' rip-off, the MonsterOfTheWeek sends a [[{{Mooks}} mook]] {{mook|s}} after the man he cursed into an owl. When the mook turns up with a dead owl, he asks him why it didn't revert to human upon death, and [[YouHaveFailedMe promptly zaps him]].
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