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12th Dec '17 8:17:34 PM MadotsukiInTheNexus
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* ''Manga/MadeInAbyss'' has creatures that are known to show up occasionally in the depths, called Narehate, that are known to be the living remains of those who traveled to the Capital of the Unreturned and...well, returned. The ones encountered in the Sea of Corpses and layers above generally look completely inhuman, and have no shred of sanity or capability for rational thought left. [[spoiler:The only apparent exception is the [[PettingZooPeople rabbit girl]] Nanache. Later, more human-like Narehate are discovered in the Capital of the Unreturned, although they appear to have become Narehate through a different mechanism]].
9th Dec '17 6:00:34 PM Zazie122
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler: Titans were once human. The only difference between Shifters like Eren and regular Titans is that he was able to control the power. Regular Titans appear to have fully absorbed their human "pilot", reducing them to mindless horrors that seek out humans to eat. Ymir was able to regain her humanity after 60 years, though the exact method is unknown. It is, however, hinted to involve the fact that she ate a suspected Shifter around the same time....]]

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler: Titans were once human. The only difference between Shifters like Eren and regular Titans is that he was able to control the power. Regular Titans appear to have fully absorbed their human "pilot", reducing them to mindless horrors that seek out humans to eat. Ymir was able to regain her humanity after 60 years, though the exact method is unknown. It is, however, hinted to involve the fact that she ate years by (unknowingly) eating a suspected Shifter around the same time....Shifter.]]
2nd Dec '17 8:26:11 PM MagnusForce
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* In Episode 23 of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', the MonsterOfTheWeek is Jamila -- an astronaut who was stranded on an alien planet, evolving into a monster and eventually rebuilding his rocket to travel back to Earth. Serious TearJerker ensues as our heroes are extremely reluctant to kill the mutant human, but are forced by their superiors to treat him [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman as just another mindless kaiju]].
8th Nov '17 7:26:24 PM Scorntex
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** From ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', there's [[spoiler:the kett, who take captives they find "worthy" and exalt them, turning them into more kett. Several angara, on learning about this, are horrified at the thought they have spent the last several decades inadvertently killing their kind. And after all the horrific alterations done to their bodies, there's nothing of the original being's DNA left beside a few minor strands.]]
4th Nov '17 10:45:28 PM JJComics13
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* In ''VideoGame/ZorkNemesis'', the player [[spoiler:can eventually uncover that the titular demonic antagonist used to be Lucien Kaine - the Thief from the first game, before he was afflicted by the alchemists' curse.]]
3rd Nov '17 8:58:46 AM Motherdragon64
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** There's also TheMaster, the leader of the Super Mutants and the BigBad of the original ''VideoGame/Fallout1''. His backstory reveals that he fell into a vat of FEV and got stuck there for nearly a month, resulting in the [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/fallout/images/d/d1/FO01_NPC_Master_B.png/revision/latest?cb=20110103095213 horribly disfigured appearance]] he has when you finally confront him.
1st Nov '17 6:37:56 PM Sammettik
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* During anti-video games rally in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', the crowd is asked to examine Ocho, an 8-bit spider, for evidence of what happens from playing too many video games. When it's pointed out that Ocho looks fine, they then reveal a photo of what he looked like before playing video games: a normal human child.

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* During anti-video games an anti-videogame rally in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', the crowd is asked to examine Ocho, an 8-bit spider, for evidence of what happens from playing too many video games. When it's pointed out that Ocho looks fine, they then reveal a photo of what he looked like before playing video games: a normal human child. It's entirely possible they were exaggerating as MoralGuardians tend to do, [[WidgetSeries but in a show like this you never know...]]
10th Oct '17 12:53:22 PM Carliro
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** The sun and moon were once a normal girl and boy respectively, that [[JerkassGods Odin]] made into divine beings, always chased by wolves until their eventual death.
8th Oct '17 9:54:14 PM JM1982
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* Some of the supernatural villains in ''[[Fanfic/UltimateSleepwalker Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams]]'' were originally humans. They are also {{Fully Embraced Fiend}}s who ''like'' being transformed into various monstrosities, and revel in the horror they can cause their innocent victims.
8th Oct '17 9:50:25 PM JM1982
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In some cases, the person may actually ''like'' being transformed, and doesn't care about becoming human again. Instead, they are a FullyEmbracedFiend.
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