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30th Jun '16 10:07:06 AM Doug86
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* Implied in ''ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace''.

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* Implied in ''ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace''.''FanFic/ThatGuyWithTheGlassesInSpace''.
30th Jun '16 9:57:57 AM Doug86
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** The [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog American comic]] by ArchieComics takes it more literally. The furry holocaust that served as the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' the was the result of Robotnik using the invention, known as the Roboticizer, to turn Mobians into mindless slaves to do his bidding. Ironically, the original Roboticizer wasn't even created by Robotnik; it was created by Charles Hedgehog, ''Sonic's'' uncle, as a way of [[JustThinkOfThePotential keeping critically ill or injured patients]] alive until a cure could be found. When the whole "mindless automaton" thing couldn't be resolved, Charles [[MyGreatestFailure dumped it as a failed experimentů]] then [[FromBadToWorse Robotnik stole the machine, using it as the basis for his takeover, and decided Charles should become his very first mindless slave]]. Just to pile on the tragedy, Charles's original test subject was ''his brother'' (and ''Sonic's father''), who had been mortally wounded. To this day, Jules is the last remaining "Robian", because de-roboticizing him would [[CantStayNormal restore his old wounds and kill him]].

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** The [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog American comic]] by ArchieComics Archie Comics takes it more literally. The furry holocaust that served as the backstory of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' the was the result of Robotnik using the invention, known as the Roboticizer, to turn Mobians into mindless slaves to do his bidding. Ironically, the original Roboticizer wasn't even created by Robotnik; it was created by Charles Hedgehog, ''Sonic's'' uncle, as a way of [[JustThinkOfThePotential keeping critically ill or injured patients]] alive until a cure could be found. When the whole "mindless automaton" thing couldn't be resolved, Charles [[MyGreatestFailure dumped it as a failed experimentů]] then [[FromBadToWorse Robotnik stole the machine, using it as the basis for his takeover, and decided Charles should become his very first mindless slave]]. Just to pile on the tragedy, Charles's original test subject was ''his brother'' (and ''Sonic's father''), who had been mortally wounded. To this day, Jules is the last remaining "Robian", because de-roboticizing him would [[CantStayNormal restore his old wounds and kill him]].



* Several iterations of the ''{{Superman}}'' villain, Metallo, invoke this trope. Most involve his human brain being moved into a robotic body after horrific injury to keep him alive, without his consent (being unconscious from said injuries at the time of the transfer).

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* Several iterations of the ''{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' villain, Metallo, invoke this trope. Most involve his human brain being moved into a robotic body after horrific injury to keep him alive, without his consent (being unconscious from said injuries at the time of the transfer).



* The Phalanx and the Technarchy from the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics have this as their hat, along with elements of TheVirus. Both groups can convert organic life to techno-organic life by touch. The Phalanx use this as a recruiting tool; the Technarchy can do the same thing, but usually avert it by immediately eating whatever they convert. They actually use the same virus to do this. The Phalanx are spawned from the Technarchs' leftovers and are treated by the Technarchs in much the same way humans treat moldy food.
* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''[='=]s ComicBook/{{Cable}} has a robotic arm for this reason. He actually has to constantly expend some of his vast psychic powers to keep it in check, otherwise his entire body will be consumed.

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* The Phalanx and the Technarchy from the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics have this as their hat, along with elements of TheVirus. Both groups can convert organic life to techno-organic life by touch. The Phalanx use this as a recruiting tool; the Technarchy can do the same thing, but usually avert it by immediately eating whatever they convert. They actually use the same virus to do this. The Phalanx are spawned from the Technarchs' leftovers and are treated by the Technarchs in much the same way humans treat moldy food.
* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''[='=]s ''ComicBook/XMen''[='=]s ComicBook/{{Cable}} has a robotic arm for this reason. He actually has to constantly expend some of his vast psychic powers to keep it in check, otherwise his entire body will be consumed.



* ''{{Franchise/Robocop}}''. Officer Alex Murphy wasn't given a choice about being [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt]] as the title character in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first movie]], and neither was Cain in ''Film/RoboCop2''. Both of them do still take it better than the two cops that were roboticized before they came up with using Cain.

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* ''{{Franchise/Robocop}}''.''Franchise/{{Robocop}}''. Officer Alex Murphy wasn't given a choice about being [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt]] as the title character in [[Film/RoboCop1987 the first movie]], and neither was Cain in ''Film/RoboCop2''. Both of them do still take it better than the two cops that were roboticized before they came up with using Cain.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', one punishment [[ChurchMilitant the Ministorum]] reserves for the worst heretics or criminals is the rite of Arco-Flagellation, in which the offender's arms are lopped off and replaced with vicious close combat weapons, their brains scrambled, and combat drug dispensers are grafted onto their spines. Pacifier visors play soothing hymns and display religious imagery to keep them calm outside of combat, but when the right official gives the TriggerPhrase the visor lifts, a cocktail of drugs floods into their systems, and the Arco-Flagellants turn into snarling killing machines.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', one punishment [[ChurchMilitant the Ministorum]] reserves for the worst heretics or criminals is the rite of Arco-Flagellation, in which the offender's arms are lopped off and replaced with vicious close combat weapons, their brains scrambled, and combat drug dispensers are grafted onto their spines. Pacifier visors play soothing hymns and display religious imagery to keep them calm outside of combat, but when the right official gives the TriggerPhrase the visor lifts, a cocktail of drugs floods into their systems, and the Arco-Flagellants turn into snarling killing machines.



* In ''{{Achron}}'' it is heavily implied that [[spoiler:this is the origin of the Vecgir. They were humans that were enslaved and 'enhanced' by the Coremind.]]

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* In ''{{Achron}}'' ''Videogame/{{Achron}}'' it is heavily implied that [[spoiler:this is the origin of the Vecgir. They were humans that were enslaved and 'enhanced' by the Coremind.]]



* The Lin Kuei ninja clan do this to their clansmen in ''MortalKombat''. Though Sektor was a volunteer, Cyrax and, depending on which timeline out of two is in question, either Smoke or [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]] aren't willing.

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* The Lin Kuei ninja clan do this to their clansmen in ''MortalKombat''.''Franchise/MortalKombat''. Though Sektor was a volunteer, Cyrax and, depending on which timeline out of two is in question, either Smoke or [[spoiler:Sub-Zero]] aren't willing.



* Used as a late-game plot point in ''[[SpyroTheDragon Spyro: A Hero's Tail]]''. The villain has his underlings reversibly turned into robots to improve their combat efficiency. [[spoiler:It's used on him before the final boss fight]].

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* Used as a late-game plot point in ''[[SpyroTheDragon ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro: A Hero's Tail]]''. The villain has his underlings reversibly turned into robots to improve their combat efficiency. [[spoiler:It's used on him before the final boss fight]].



* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': GLaDOS, who is already a robot, is [[spoiler:unwillingly changed into a potato-battery.]]
** And it turns out, [[spoiler:this is GLaDOS' origin too: she was initially Cave Johnson's secretary Caroline, whose consciousness was uploaded into an A.I. in order to make her immortal, likely against her will. Audio actually exists in the game's files of GLaDOS's voice actress protesting repeatedly. This was cut as it was determined to not fit with the game's tone]].
* This is what happened to Captain Hook and his crew in ''EpicMickey'', with Mickey being given the option of destroying or reversing the conversion machine while on his way to fight Captain Hook.

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* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': GLaDOS, [=GLaDOS=], who is already a robot, is [[spoiler:unwillingly changed into a potato-battery.]]
** And it turns out, [[spoiler:this is GLaDOS' [=GLaDOS=]' origin too: she was initially Cave Johnson's secretary Caroline, whose consciousness was uploaded into an A.I. in order to make her immortal, likely against her will. Audio actually exists in the game's files of GLaDOS's [=GLaDOS=]'s voice actress protesting repeatedly. This was cut as it was determined to not fit with the game's tone]].
* This is what happened to Captain Hook and his crew in ''EpicMickey'', ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', with Mickey being given the option of destroying or reversing the conversion machine while on his way to fight Captain Hook.



* Bishamon from VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}.

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* Bishamon from VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}. ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''.



* Happens to Lord Richington in ''[[LordCanelaser Lord Canelaser: Eater of Widows]]'' after he is hit by a powerful curse.

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* Happens to Lord Richington in ''[[LordCanelaser Lord ''Lord Canelaser: Eater of Widows]]'' Widows'' after he is hit by a powerful curse.



* PokemonDigimonMonWars: Datamon had been turning Pokemon into robots. His technology was reused by Machinedramon, who in a ShoutOut to ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog, only pokemon were turned into robots while humans only became metal statues.

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* PokemonDigimonMonWars: ''Roleplay/PokemonDigimonMonWars'': Datamon had been turning Pokemon into robots. His technology was reused by Machinedramon, who in a ShoutOut to ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog, only pokemon were turned into robots while humans only became metal statues.



* The TropeNamer is ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. The cartoon was developed in conjunction with the ArchieComics [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog version]] (mentioned above), and uses this trope in all of the mentioned methods. An early episode contained a scene, part of a dream sequence, where Sally was roboticized. The horrified look on her face as it happened and her scream when it completed says it all. That cartoon's [[SpiritualSuccessor unrelated successor]], ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', does the same.

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* The TropeNamer is ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. The cartoon was developed in conjunction with the ArchieComics [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog version]] (mentioned above), and uses this trope in all of the mentioned methods. An early episode contained a scene, part of a dream sequence, where Sally was roboticized. The horrified look on her face as it happened and her scream when it completed says it all. That cartoon's [[SpiritualSuccessor unrelated successor]], ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', does the same.
17th Jun '16 6:39:05 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', the Haltmann Works Company does this to Pop Star, turning the land and many inhabitants into partly-mechanical beings. Even [[WarmUpBoss Whispy Woods]] and [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] are affected!

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* In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', the Haltmann Works Company does this to Pop Star, Planet Popstar, turning the land and many of it's inhabitants into [[MechaMooks partly-mechanical beings. beings]]. Even [[WarmUpBoss Whispy Whispy]] [[WhenTreesAttack Woods]] and [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] are affected!affected by the roboticisation.
14th Jun '16 11:07:28 PM Ahnyo
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* This is revealed to be the fate of [[spoiler:Kelvin's girlfriend]] in ''[[Fanfic/PlasmasFolly Plasma's Folly]]''. After her initial transformation rendered her helpless, she was modified into a {{Cyborg}} ([[spoiler:Genesect]]) against her will.
13th Jun '16 5:29:47 PM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', the Haltmann Works Company does this to Pop Star, turning the land and many inhabitants into partly-mechanical beings. Even [[WarmUpBoss Whispy Woods]] and [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] are affected!
11th Jun '16 12:12:35 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''; Taurus Bulba was brought BackFromTheDead by F.O.W.L. using cybernetics, but to their regret, he was rather angry that they forgot some "minor" details, like asking his permission. He his gratitude by [[UngratefulBastard destroying their base]] and going to work on his own.
31st May '16 5:02:47 AM SR3NORMANDY
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* The entire population of Tattooine is transformed into fusions of flesh and machine under Creepio's regime in the ''[[WebVideo/AuralnautsStarWarsSaga]]''. General Grievous is one of these fusions, and works aboard a hospital ship dedicated to the unfortunate victims.

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* The entire population of Tattooine is transformed into fusions of flesh and machine under Creepio's regime in Episode 2 of the ''[[WebVideo/AuralnautsStarWarsSaga]]''.''[[WebVideo/AuralnautsStarWarsSaga Auralnauts Star Wars Saga]]''. General Grievous is one of these fusions, and works aboard a hospital ship dedicated to the unfortunate victims.
31st May '16 5:01:25 AM SR3NORMANDY
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* The entire population of Tattooine is transformed into fusions of flesh and machine under Creepio's regime in the ''[[WebVideo/AuralnautsStarWarsSaga]]''. General Grievous is one of these fusions, and works aboard a hospital ship dedicated to the unfortunate victims.
19th May '16 2:34:19 PM Onlythrice
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* In Pre-War America before the events of the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, the United States government partnered with [[MegaCorp General Atomics International]] to create robots that use organic brains for their central processors. At first only chimpanzee brains were used for the Robobrains, but the government began using the brains of executed criminals to give them a wider range of function. Some retain their former personalities, and end up enslaved to their programming (although the more sociopathic ones don't seem to mind being forced to kill people at random). Some would manage to break free of their programming restraints and [[DriventoSuicide attempt suicide]].
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* ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' is a series known for inflicting morbid deaths on the character if the reader chooses the wrong path, but one of the scariest occurs in ''Your Very Own Robot'' where the protagonist is cut to pieces and reassembled as a robot. (And this one was intended for "younger readers"; none of the other bad endings in the book are very unpleasant at all. (The editors eventually decided it ''was'' too dark for kids, and changed that ending for the reprint so the protagonist was magically transformed, but it was still rather scary.)
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