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22nd Nov '17 7:02:35 PM PaulA
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* Averted in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Original Sin'': It's very popular amongst trendy young humans in the 40th century to undergo radical cosmetic surgery that makes you look like an alien ("body bepple"). The Doctor explains that this doesn't mean they actually ''like'' aliens; like many empires, the Earth Empire has a fascination with its vassal states' cultures but contempt for the bearers of said culture.

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* Averted in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Original Sin'': ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresOriginalSin Original Sin]]'': It's very popular amongst trendy young humans in the 40th century to undergo radical cosmetic surgery that makes you look like an alien ("body bepple"). The Doctor explains that this doesn't mean they actually ''like'' aliens; like many empires, the Earth Empire has a fascination with its vassal states' cultures but contempt for the bearers of said culture.
31st Oct '17 4:48:02 PM Dvandemon
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* This is a common trait of Heroes of Space in ''Webcomic/Homestuck''. Jade is a member of the FurryFandom, Kanaya wants to be a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent rainbow drinker]] and Calliope wants to be a troll. This applies to none more than Calliope, who is a Cherub and by her species standards is supposed to grow up alone in conflict with an EvilTwin she's SharingABody with. Unlike the rest of her species, she was lovingly raised by Gamzee, fostering a love of trolls and a hatred of being a cherub. Circumstances eventually lead to Jade becoming half-dog and Kanaya a vampire, but Calliope's character arc ends with her being married to someone that loves who she is.
2nd Sep '17 11:01:35 AM Homemaderat
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** Also compare to people with other extreme views on body alteration. Some body art and cosmetic surgery won't get you any out of the normal attention, if you take this transhumanism too far it will. Such examples as choosing to make yourself look like a real life doll, to overly tattoo yourself, or just any thing considered a "self mutilation" fall into this realm. Anyone in this spectrum clearly follows the same principle that you should alter your body to how you want it to be. But most of the above mentioned trans groups and furry fandoms will be rare to be inclusive to any of the above even if their "alteration" includes elements that overlap. While in a lot of these cases there are VERY different approaches psychologically to how these different groups view themselves and one another, wading into conversations about this increase the chance of setting off a BerserkButton.
13th Aug '17 5:41:13 PM Franco-America2018
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* In one short in [[WebAnimation/CyanideandHappiness Cyanide and Happiness]] both plays and mock this concept with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2_8cfVpXbo son of mother who literally thinking that he "Pyro" fox]] from "forest planet" while it's mother ''trying'' to killed him because she can't accepted his new identity.

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* In one short in [[WebAnimation/CyanideandHappiness Cyanide and Happiness]] both plays and mock this concept with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2_8cfVpXbo son of mother who literally dress in fox costume and thinking that he "Pyro" fox]] Fox]] from "forest planet" while it's mother ''trying'' to killed him because she can't accepted accept his new identity.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" is about this trope and later {{downplayed}} it, focusing not only on the title character, but on [[spoiler: Kyle and his dad as well.]] Mr. Garrison gets a "vaginoplasty" to become a woman, [[spoiler: Gerald]] gets a "dolphinoplasty" to become a dolphin, and [[spoiler: Kyle]] gets a "negroplasty" to become tall and black. In the end, Mr. Garrison wanted a "peniplasty" to become a man again after realizing that he's "just a guy with a mutilated penis". However, his genitalia was used for surgically altering [[spoiler: Kyle and Gerald]], and [[spoiler: since his testicles were used for Kyle's knees, they break]], leaving Mr. Garrison as a woman until he grew new genitalia on a mouse.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" is about this trope and later {{downplayed}} it, focusing not only on the title character, character but on [[spoiler: Kyle and his dad as well.]] Mr. Garrison gets a "vaginoplasty" to become a woman, [[spoiler: Gerald]] gets a "dolphinoplasty" to become a dolphin, and [[spoiler: Kyle]] gets a "negroplasty" to become tall and black. In the end, Mr. Garrison wanted a "peniplasty" to become a man again after realizing that he's "just a guy with a mutilated penis". However, his genitalia was used for surgically altering [[spoiler: Kyle and Gerald]], and [[spoiler: since his testicles were used for Kyle's knees, they break]], leaving Mr. Garrison as a woman until he grew new genitalia on a mouse.
11th Aug '17 10:46:09 AM CorahsUncle
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In fiction, TransNature can take ''any'' form, especially in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Note that trying to regain your true form (after having been cursed, for example) does not count. Starting to identify with your new form does, however.

When a character is a fictional kind of TransNature, it is often a big part of this character being a hero or villain: Either he's a member of a oppressive/evil group transitioning to become one of the good and/or oppressed people, or we have a "[[CategoryTraitor traitor]]" who identifies with the "wrong" group.

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In fiction, TransNature Trans Nature can take ''any'' form, especially in Fantasy fantasy and Science Fiction.science fiction. Note that trying to regain your true form (after having been cursed, for example) does not count. Starting to identify with your new form does, however.

When a character is a fictional kind of TransNature, Trans Nature, it is often a big part of this character being a hero or villain: Either he's a member of a an oppressive/evil group transitioning to become one of the good and/or oppressed people, or we have a "[[CategoryTraitor traitor]]" who identifies with the "wrong" group.



May be caused by HumanityIsInfectious, or inversions thereof. In some cases, TransNature leads to HumanityEnsues. Note however that that trope is usually ''not'' combined with TransNature - instead, the animal resents having been transformed to a human. One very common form of TransNature is PinocchioSyndrome: A robot, living doll or whatever wanting to become a real human.

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May be caused by HumanityIsInfectious, or inversions thereof. In some cases, TransNature Trans Nature leads to HumanityEnsues. Note however Note, however, that that trope is usually ''not'' combined with TransNature - Trans Nature instead, the animal resents having been transformed to a human. One very common form of TransNature Trans Nature is PinocchioSyndrome: A a robot, living doll or whatever wanting to become a real human.






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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Princess Ariel of the Mer-people have a fixation with humans, eventually falling in love with a human and becoming one herself. In this version of the story, humans and mer-people are portrayed as equal, so Ariel's transformation isn't about becoming better or worse. The [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original HC Andersen version]] is not so nice. In this version, it turns out that God loves only mankind, so the Mermaid is doomed from the beginning simply for being born as a "lesser" species. Since her quest in this version was limited to trying to reach out to her LoveInterest, it's not an example of this trope. Oh, and [[DrivenToSuicide it fails miserably, too]].

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* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Princess Ariel of the Mer-people have a fixation with humans, eventually falling in love with a human and becoming one herself. In this version of the story, humans and mer-people are portrayed as equal, so Ariel's transformation isn't about becoming better or worse. The [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original HC Hans Christian Andersen version]] is not so nice. In this version, it turns out that God loves only mankind, so the Mermaid is doomed from the beginning simply for being born as a "lesser" species. Since her quest in this version was limited to trying to reach out to her LoveInterest, it's not an example of this trope. Oh, and [[DrivenToSuicide it fails miserably, too]].
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* In Film/{{Avatar}}, [[spoiler:our protagonist takes GoingNative to the logical conclusion, ending the movie with literally becoming a Na'vi]].

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* In Film/{{Avatar}}, ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', [[spoiler:our protagonist takes GoingNative to the logical conclusion, ending the movie with literally becoming a Na'vi]].



* Howard Howe, the main villain in ''{{Film/Tusk}}'' seems to want to be a walrus [[spoiler: since he was rescued by a walrus from a burning boat when he was young]], he talks about it several times while taking on the hero, [[spoiler: instead he makes the hero into a walrus for rest of film]].

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* Howard Howe, the main villain in ''{{Film/Tusk}}'' ''Film/{{Tusk}}'' seems to want to be a walrus [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since he was rescued by a walrus from a burning boat when he was young]], he young]]. He talks about it several times while taking on the hero, [[spoiler: instead hero. [[spoiler:Instead, he makes the hero into a walrus for the rest of film]].
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* The Literature/MerryGentry series has a number of people who want to be sidhe and often mimic them by dying their hair an unnatural red or getting plastic surgery to get their ears pointed. The later is laughed at by real sidhe because only half breeds have pointed ears.
* In the Creator/IsaacAsimov novella (and later film) ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'' the robot "Andrew" desires to be human, so he gets various implants to change his robotic/positronic body & mind into biological parts. He finally gets acknowledged as human by the government, [[spoiler:when he dies of old age]].
* Averted in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Original Sin'' -- it's very popular amongst trendy young humans in the 40th century to undergo radical cosmetic surgery that makes you look like an alien ("body bepple"). The Doctor explains that this doesn't mean they actually ''like'' aliens; like many empires, the Earth Empire has a fascination with its vassal states' cultures but contempt for the bearers of said culture.
* In Cornelia Funke's ''Reckless'', the girl referred to as Fox was given the ability to change into a fox after helping a wounded vixen, and much prefers that form to her original human one. [[spoiler: At least until she realizes that she's fallen in love with Jacob (who is human).]]
* Briefly mentioned in ''Outcast of Literature/{{Redwall}}''; Jodd the hare was raised by squirrels and wishes to be one, to the point that he ties his tail to his ears in the hope of stretching it longer.

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* The Literature/MerryGentry ''Literature/MerryGentry'' series has a number of people who want to be sidhe and often mimic them by dying dyeing their hair an unnatural red or getting plastic surgery to get their ears pointed. The later is laughed at by real sidhe because only half breeds have pointed ears.
* In the Creator/IsaacAsimov novella (and later film) ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'' ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'', the robot "Andrew" desires to be human, so he gets various implants to change his robotic/positronic body & and mind into biological parts. He finally gets acknowledged as human by the government, [[spoiler:when he dies of old age]].
* Averted in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Original Sin'' -- it's Sin'': It's very popular amongst trendy young humans in the 40th century to undergo radical cosmetic surgery that makes you look like an alien ("body bepple"). The Doctor explains that this doesn't mean they actually ''like'' aliens; like many empires, the Earth Empire has a fascination with its vassal states' cultures but contempt for the bearers of said culture.
* In Cornelia Funke's ''Reckless'', the girl referred to known as Fox was given the ability to change into a fox after helping a wounded vixen, and much prefers that form to her original human one. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least until she realizes that she's fallen in love with Jacob (who is human).]]
* Briefly mentioned in ''Outcast of Literature/{{Redwall}}''; Literature/{{Redwall}}'': Jodd the hare was raised by squirrels and wishes to be one, to the point that he ties his tail to his ears in the hope of stretching it longer.






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** Reynard the Fox also appears in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', and true to the myth, he fell in love with a human woman. Rather than shapeshifting, however, he convinced Coyote to grant him the power to possess anything with eyes--and he uses it to take the body of a young human male so he can go to the court and woo his beloved...

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** Reynard the Fox also appears in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', ''Gunnerkrigg Court'', and true to the myth, he fell in love with a human woman. Rather than shapeshifting, however, he convinced Coyote to grant him the power to possess anything with eyes--and he uses it to take the body of a young human male so he can go to the court and woo his beloved...















-->'''Doctor''' ''(on negroplasty)'' It's a fairly common procedure, really. Just the reverse of a ''caucasioplasty'' just like Music/MichaelJackson had.

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-->'''Doctor''' -->'''Doctor:''' ''(on negroplasty)'' It's a fairly common procedure, really. Just the reverse of a ''caucasioplasty'' just like Music/MichaelJackson had.



** In episode ''All About Steve'', There an (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] also happens be domestic terrorist that ''maybe'' cryptically implies, he's literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of human body or just misguided depressed fan that has done being human by become "dwarf" and believe that human society must be destroyed in order created [[TheMagicComesBack his magical utopia modeled after Middle Earth by any means]].
** In another episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has [[{{Transflormation}} plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns]].

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** In the episode ''All About Steve'', There an there is a (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] who also happens be domestic terrorist that terrorist. It ''maybe'' cryptically implies, implies that he's either literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of a human body or just a misguided depressed fan that has done being human by become becoming "dwarf" and believe believing that human society must be destroyed in order created to create [[TheMagicComesBack his magical utopia modeled after Middle Earth by any means]].
** In another episode episode, ''Finances With Wolves'', There there is another villain who villain, [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus Arboreus, that believes he is tree trapped inside of the a human body as body. This is his major excused why excuse for doing these extreme tactics, and he also has [[{{Transflormation}} plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns]].
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* The small rise of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_plastic_surgery Ethnic plastic surgery]] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=transracial 'Transracialism' or Transracial]] is most known be controversy in recent years due to some people who think they born in wrong race, But unlike above example, there most cases like Infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal Rachel Dolezal case]] that this is subverted for job benefits than actually believe they are psychologically different race.

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* The small rise of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_plastic_surgery Ethnic ethnic plastic surgery]] and [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=transracial 'Transracialism' or Transracial]] is most known be controversy in recent years due to some people who think they born in wrong race, But unlike above example, there are most cases like Infamous the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal Rachel Dolezal case]] that this is subverted for job benefits than actually believe they are psychologically different race.



** That kind of "trans nature" is pretty common in patriarchal cultures. In some rural regions of Albania, women can, if they have no brothers or other male relatives, go through a ritual that makes them men for the purpose of the law, and enables them to get all the benefits awarded to males. At the price of never being able to have children. Those women are usually not trans as it is understood in the medical sense, they're fine with a female body, just not with the oppression they are subjected to - and sometimes they're forced to officially change gender because the family needs a male head. It is slowly dying out as society becomes more equal.

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** That kind of "trans nature" is pretty common in patriarchal cultures. In some rural regions of Albania, women can, if they have no brothers or other male relatives, go through a ritual that makes them men for the purpose of the law, and enables them to get all the benefits awarded to males. At the price of never being able to have children. Those women are usually not trans as it is understood in the medical sense, they're fine with a female body, just not with the oppression to which they are subjected to - and sometimes they're forced to officially change gender because the family needs a male head. It is slowly dying out as society becomes more equal.



* Humans in general. We told nature to go screw itself and invented tools, and now it's often forgotten that we are animals.

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* %%* Humans in general. We told nature to go screw itself and invented tools, and now it's often forgotten that we are animals.
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11th Aug '17 10:31:09 AM Franco-America2018
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** In another episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has [[Transflormation plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns]].

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** In another episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has [[Transflormation [[{{Transflormation}} plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns]].
11th Aug '17 10:30:44 AM Franco-America2018
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" is about this trope and later {{downplayed}} it, focusing not only on the title character, but on [[spoiler: Kyle and his dad as well.]] Mr. Garrison gets a "vaginoplasty" to become a woman, [[spoiler: Gerald]] gets a "dolphinoplasty" to become a dolphin, and [[spoiler: Kyle]] gets a "negroplasty" to become tall and black. In the end, Mr. Garrison wanted a "peniplasty" to become a man again after realising that he's "just a guy with a mutilated penis". However, his genitalia was used for surgically altering [[spoiler: Kyle and Gerald]], and [[spoiler: since his testicles were used for Kyle's knees, they break]], leaving Mr. Garrison as a woman until he grew new genitalia on a mouse.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" is about this trope and later {{downplayed}} it, focusing not only on the title character, but on [[spoiler: Kyle and his dad as well.]] Mr. Garrison gets a "vaginoplasty" to become a woman, [[spoiler: Gerald]] gets a "dolphinoplasty" to become a dolphin, and [[spoiler: Kyle]] gets a "negroplasty" to become tall and black. In the end, Mr. Garrison wanted a "peniplasty" to become a man again after realising realizing that he's "just a guy with a mutilated penis". However, his genitalia was used for surgically altering [[spoiler: Kyle and Gerald]], and [[spoiler: since his testicles were used for Kyle's knees, they break]], leaving Mr. Garrison as a woman until he grew new genitalia on a mouse.



** In later episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is Tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns.

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** In later another episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is Tree tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has [[Transflormation plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns.
Acorns]].
11th Aug '17 8:10:53 AM Franco-America2018
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** In episode ''All About Steve'', There an (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] also happens be domestic terrorist that ''maybe'' cryptically implies, he's literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of human body or just misguided depressed fan that has done being human "transformed into dwarf" and believe that human society must be destroyed in order created [[TheMagicComesBack his magical utopian model after Middle Earth by any means]].

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** In episode ''All About Steve'', There an (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] also happens be domestic terrorist that ''maybe'' cryptically implies, he's literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of human body or just misguided depressed fan that has done being human "transformed into dwarf" by become "dwarf" and believe that human society must be destroyed in order created [[TheMagicComesBack his magical utopian model utopia modeled after Middle Earth by any means]].
11th Aug '17 8:06:06 AM Franco-America2018
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** In episode ''All About Steve'', There an (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] also happens be domestic terrorist that ''maybe'' cryptically implies, he's literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of human body or just misguided depressed fan that has done being human "transformed into dwarf" and believe that human society must be destroyed in order created [[MagicComesBack his magical utopian model after Middle Earth by any means]].
** In later episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalsWrongGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is Tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns.

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** In episode ''All About Steve'', There an (possibly first otherkin villain in cartoon) [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Tolkien fan]] also happens be domestic terrorist that ''maybe'' cryptically implies, he's literally ''Bilbo Baggins'' trapped inside of human body or just misguided depressed fan that has done being human "transformed into dwarf" and believe that human society must be destroyed in order created [[MagicComesBack [[TheMagicComesBack his magical utopian model after Middle Earth by any means]].
** In later episode ''Finances With Wolves'', There another villain who [[AnimalsWrongGroup [[AnimalWrongsGroup eco-terrorist]] named Arboreus that believes he is Tree trapped inside of the human body as major excused why doing these extreme tactics, and he also has plans to remove them his private parts with Acorns.
11th Aug '17 8:03:56 AM Franco-America2018
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