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17th Jan '17 11:36:25 PM narm00
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** [[spoiler:Played straight after Alec's resurrection in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'': in the ComicBook/New52 Swamp Thing series, Alec discovers he was ''supposed'' to be Swamp Thing, but died before he could be transformed, resulting in the creation of his mental copy... and with his return, he's back on the candidate list. After much struggle, Alec accepts his fate, deciding to become Swamp Thing for real.]]



** Oddly subverted in the case of Heracles though. Born a man, his heroism leads him to be elevated to a god. Admittedly, one of his parents was a god, but there are plenty of other heroes in Greek mythology who have one divine parent, and Heracles is the only one who manages to become a god himself (though there are several humans who upon their deaths are made into constellations, trees, islands, stars, etc so that they will never 'die').

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** Oddly subverted in the case of Heracles though. Born a man, his heroism leads him to be elevated to a god. Admittedly, one of his parents was a god, but there are plenty of other heroes in Greek mythology who have one divine parent, and Heracles is the only one who manages to become a god himself (though there are several humans who upon their deaths are made into constellations, trees, islands, stars, etc etc. so that they will never 'die').



* Your ''player characters'' qualify as this in Creator/{{White Wolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' for the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness. Each and every changeling was once a human man or woman, until the day that [[TheFairFolk The Gentry]] stole him or her away to {{Arcadia}}. There, they slowly lost most of their humanity and became bizarre faerie creatures themselves. The ones who managed to trick, sneak or fight their way back to Earth are the lucky ones; they still have something of a human mind left. Others remain in Arcadia until there's nothing human left -- there's only the faerie. Even those lucky escapes aren't really human, physically, they're just wearing an illusionary cloak of being human called the Mask. And their mind is still rooted in Arcadia's madness, so they're slowly becoming less and less human mentally, anyway.

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* Your ''player characters'' qualify as this in Creator/{{White Wolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' for the TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness. Each and every changeling was once a human man or woman, until the day that [[TheFairFolk The Gentry]] stole him or her away to {{Arcadia}}. There, they slowly lost most of their humanity and became bizarre faerie creatures themselves. The ones who managed to trick, sneak or fight their way back to Earth are the lucky ones; they still have something of a human mind left. Others remain in Arcadia until there's nothing human left -- there's only the faerie. Even those lucky escapes escapees aren't really human, physically, they're just wearing an illusionary cloak of being human called the Mask. And their mind is still rooted in Arcadia's madness, so they're slowly becoming less and less human mentally, anyway.
17th Jan '17 11:31:30 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** There are a number of other cases in the series as well. Perhaps most notable are the chimeras working for Greed and [[spoiler: Kimblee]], who were soldiers fused with animals--though most of them retained their human forms, they're none too happy about their situation and the latter join the heroes so that they can eventually become fully human again--and the former serial killers used as guards at Laboratory 5, whose souls were officially executed but actually had their bodies bonded to suits of armor just like Alphonse. Slicer and [[spoiler: his brother]] lament their situation and, in the 2003 version, the latter actually ends up committing suicide, but the other guard, Barry, is perfectly fine with it.

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** There are a number of other cases in the series as well. Perhaps most notable are the chimeras working for Greed and [[spoiler: Kimblee]], who were soldiers fused with animals--though most of them retained their human forms, they're none too happy about their situation and the latter join the heroes so that they can eventually become fully human again--and the former serial killers used as guards at Laboratory 5, whose souls who were officially executed but actually had their bodies souls bonded to suits of armor just like Alphonse. Slicer and [[spoiler: his brother]] lament their situation and, in the 2003 version, the latter actually ends up committing suicide, but the other guard, Barry, is perfectly fine with it.
17th Jan '17 11:29:54 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** [[spoiler: It happened to Tucker himself, too, but only in the 2003 anime adaptation--in all other versions he's executed for his crimes. He was made into a chimera and officially listed as having been executed by the state so that he could continue his experiments for the government in secret.]]
** There are a number of other cases in the series as well. Perhaps most notable are the chimeras working for Greed and [[spoiler: Kimblee]], who were soldiers fused with animals--though most of them retained their human forms, they're none too happy about their situation and the latter join the heroes so that they can eventually become fully human again--and the former serial killers used as guards at Laboratory 5, whose souls were officially executed but actually had their bodies bonded to suits of armor just like Alphonse. Slicer and [[spoiler: his brother]] lament their situation and, in the 2003 version, the latter actually ends up committing suicide, but the other guard, Barry, is perfectly fine with it.
3rd Jan '17 5:01:10 PM Wyldchyld
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** From the same company, [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne the Hito-Shura]]. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent one moment. Godslaying BadAss HumanoidAbomination the next. Despite relatively few physical changes (only a horn in the back of the head and glowing full-body tattoos) WordOfGod is his entire body has become a demon's - the horn is actually a primitive brain or sensory organ allowing him to truly interact with demons, and the tattoos are actually subdermal streams of demonic lymph.

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** From the same company, [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne the Hito-Shura]]. OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent one moment. Godslaying BadAss badass HumanoidAbomination the next. Despite relatively few physical changes (only a horn in the back of the head and glowing full-body tattoos) WordOfGod is his entire body has become a demon's - the horn is actually a primitive brain or sensory organ allowing him to truly interact with demons, and the tattoos are actually subdermal streams of demonic lymph.
26th Dec '16 1:54:05 PM Prometheus117
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* The dragon [[spoiler:Acnologia]] from ''Manga/FairyTail'' was originally a slayer. After killing countless dragons he was apparently a turned into one himself by Zeref. Turns out this is something that happens to all Dragon Slayers eventually, [[spoiler: unless they have certain antibodies to prevent it. The present-day Dragon Slayers' Dragon parents sealed themselves in their children for seven years to create those antibodies.]]

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* The dragon [[spoiler:Acnologia]] and [[spoiler:Spriggan 12 member Irene Belserion]] from ''Manga/FairyTail'' was were originally a slayer. After killing countless human Dragon Slayers. However, their magic eventually ran out of control and morphed their bodies into that of dragons he was apparently [[spoiler:though Acnologia figured out how to retake his human form at will while Irene regained her physical human appearance thanks to Zeref, though biologically she's still a turned into one himself by Zeref. dragon]]. Turns out this is something that happens to all Dragon Slayers eventually, [[spoiler: unless [[spoiler:unless they have certain antibodies to prevent it. The present-day Dragon Slayers' Dragon parents sealed themselves in their children for seven years to create those antibodies.]]
12th Dec '16 3:49:32 PM DarkMask
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds first generation Ghost-type, Gengar, to this list, stating in its Moon dex antry that Gengar was once a human who has become so [[GoMadFromTheIsolation lonely, that it kills other humans and steals their souls]] in order to make itself a travelling companion.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds first generation Ghost-type, Gengar, to this list, stating in its Moon dex antry entry that Gengar was once a human who has become so [[GoMadFromTheIsolation lonely, that it kills other humans and steals their souls]] in order to make itself a travelling companion.
12th Dec '16 3:38:21 PM DarkMask
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds first generation Ghost-type, Gengar, to this list, stating in its Moon dex antry that Gengar was once a human who has become so [[GoMadFromTheIsolation lonely, that it kills other humans and steals their souls]] in order to make itself a travelling companion.

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* ** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds first generation Ghost-type, Gengar, to this list, stating in its Moon dex antry that Gengar was once a human who has become so [[GoMadFromTheIsolation lonely, that it kills other humans and steals their souls]] in order to make itself a travelling companion.
12th Dec '16 3:37:27 PM DarkMask
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' adds first generation Ghost-type, Gengar, to this list, stating in its Moon dex antry that Gengar was once a human who has become so [[GoMadFromTheIsolation lonely, that it kills other humans and steals their souls]] in order to make itself a travelling companion.
10th Dec '16 6:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/RedNails", Tolkemec.
-->''He was not mad, as a man is mad. He had dwelt apart from humanity so long that he was no longer human.''
** Also, Thak from "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse." It's unclear whether he degenerated from humanity into his apelike form, or whether he ascended from apedom into something resembling humanity.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'':
** In the
story "Literature/RedNails", Tolkemec.
-->''He --->''He was not mad, as a man is mad. He had dwelt apart from humanity so long that he was no longer human.''
** Also, Thak from "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse." It's unclear whether he degenerated from humanity into his apelike form, or whether he ascended from apedom into something resembling humanity.
21st Nov '16 12:36:34 PM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Despite having no memories before waking up in the Palace, FunnyAnimal TeamPet Morgana believes he must have been a human who was twisted into the form of a cat by the collective unconscious, and wants to search the Palace to find a way to restore himself to his true form. [[spoiler:In the end, he was never a human at all, but an AnimalisticAbomination the BigGood created from the collective positive desires of humanity to stop the BigBad.]]
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