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18th Jul '16 3:37:51 PM eroock
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There are forces, be they biological, mystical or technological, that can infect and change a person into something-- ''[[WasOnceAMan else]].'' These tend to be highly contagious, spreading easily via physical contact, bite, ritual, or other means. The changes are seldom subtle, and often [[TomatoInTheMirror quite a shock]] for the victim, who will likely [[WhatHaveIBecome wonder what they have become]]. On the plus side, the Viral Transformation is usually CursedWithAwesome, giving the "victim" {{Stock Superpower}}s ''and'' [[SuperEmpowering the ability to give them to others.]]

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There are forces, be they biological, mystical or technological, that can infect and change a person into something-- something -- ''[[WasOnceAMan else]].'' These tend to be highly contagious, spreading easily via physical contact, bite, ritual, or other means. The changes are seldom subtle, and often [[TomatoInTheMirror quite a shock]] for the victim, who will likely [[WhatHaveIBecome wonder what they have become]]. On the plus side, the Viral Transformation is usually CursedWithAwesome, giving the "victim" {{Stock Superpower}}s ''and'' [[SuperEmpowering the ability to give them to others.]]
6th Jun '16 2:22:18 AM Arivne
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* A SharedUniverse called ''The Blind Pig'' - and its reboot/successor [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Pig_and_Whistle Pig and Whistle]] - take place after a virus with unknown origins spreads throughout the Earth. A lot of the people who get it die. Some percentage of the survivors transform. A smaller percent of ''them'' get unusual abilities.
* The ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting involves a "reality virus" that transforms humans into {{Funny Animal}}s at a rate that doubles every year.
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* A SharedUniverse called ''The Blind Pig'' - and its reboot/successor [[http://shifti.org/wiki/Pig_and_Whistle Pig and Whistle]] - take place after a virus with unknown origins spreads throughout the Earth. A lot of the people who get it die. Some percentage of the survivors transform. A smaller percent of ''them'' get unusual abilities.
* The ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting involves a "reality virus" that transforms humans into {{Funny Animal}}s at a rate that doubles every year.
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15th May '16 9:40:38 AM FekketCantenel
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* In ''Literature/EdenGreen'', an alien needle symbiote spreads across a small group of humans, gradually taking over their bodies [[HealingFactor as it heals their wounds]]. Each infectee can eventually reach milestones at which their brain and even entire body is made up of needles, with horrible mutations possible along the way.
3rd Dec '15 4:45:11 PM josh6243
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* The process of becoming an Amorphage in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh card game'' involves a scaled up bacteriophage attaching itself to your body and dragonic body parts sprouting from your body. In some cases, the transformed retains characteristics of its previous self such as Olga having its original head on top of its new one.
21st Nov '15 8:12:22 PM Willbyr
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* The Eclipse infection in ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. The good news is that, when infected, you gain powerful magic, HealingFactor, AntiMagic, [[PlotPoweredStamina inexhaustible endurance]], and a whole buttload of other stuff. The bad news is that, if you want to keep your life and sanity, [[HorrorHunger you need to keep on killing to keep the infection in check]].
* Becoming an Homunculus in the world of ''BusouRenkin'' sounds great - increased strength, a range of superpowers, {{Immortality}}, immunity to disease... but the fine print is that [[ImAHumanitarian your diet now consists of people.]] And if you're not a super-special-awesome Human-type Homunculus, you go insane and become dominated by your instincts.

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* The Eclipse infection in ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.''Anime/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. The good news is that, when infected, you gain powerful magic, HealingFactor, AntiMagic, [[PlotPoweredStamina inexhaustible endurance]], and a whole buttload of other stuff. The bad news is that, if you want to keep your life and sanity, [[HorrorHunger you need to keep on killing to keep the infection in check]].
* Becoming an Homunculus in the world of ''BusouRenkin'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' sounds great - increased strength, a range of superpowers, {{Immortality}}, immunity to disease... but the fine print is that [[ImAHumanitarian your diet now consists of people.]] And if you're not a super-special-awesome Human-type Homunculus, you go insane and become dominated by your instincts.
2nd Oct '15 6:42:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Paradise}}'' setting involves a "reality virus" that transforms humans into {{Funny Animal}}s at a rate that doubles every year.

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* The ''{{Paradise}}'' ''WebOriginal/{{Paradise}}'' setting involves a "reality virus" that transforms humans into {{Funny Animal}}s at a rate that doubles every year.
28th Sep '15 9:07:36 PM Anddrix
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%% * Happens to victims of the Flare, including [[spoiler:Newt]], from ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''.

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%% * Happens to victims of the Flare, including [[spoiler:Newt]], from In ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''.Trilogy]]'', Cranks, zombielike victims of the Flare, end up becoming more and more undead-like in physical appearance as they spiral into madness. Specifically, their hair and some of their teeth fall out, gashes and patches of blood appear on their skin, and black veins begin to snake down their limbs. [[spoiler:Newt gets the symptoms rather severely when he becomes a Crank in ''The Death Cure'']].
18th Sep '15 1:35:36 PM Anddrix
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* Happens to victims of the Flare, including [[spoiler:Newt]], from ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''.

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%% * Happens to victims of the Flare, including [[spoiler:Newt]], from ''[[Literature/TheMazeRunner The Maze Runner Trilogy]]''.
12th Sep '15 6:53:21 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' werewolves and most other werebeasts are actually hereditary rather than contagious. But were-ravens and ratkin both transform normal humans (or animals) rather than breeding. Ravens by creating a "spirit egg" that they bond to a child or fledgling, ratkin using a rite that usually kills the prospective ratkin.
1st Jul '15 9:00:40 AM AtticusOmundson
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* [[EldritchAbomination The Reapers]] from the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' series possess this ability. While they are content with simply killing all intelligent life that opposes them, their main goal is to "[[AssimilationPlot harvest]]" those they abduct and use their genetic material to make more Reapers. Besides the two-kilometer-tall Capital Ships, they also [[EldritchHumanoid mutate individuals into ground forces]], and once a ground force troop manages to bite/scratch an individual, the attacked begin transforming into a Reaper ground troop themselves.
-->'''Garrus Vakarian:''' It ensures you never run out of cannon fodder. Eliminates any local resistance. And for every soldier you add, your enemy loses two: the one you converted, and his buddy on the other side who can't pull the trigger on a friend.
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