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27th Jul '16 12:08:30 PM Dravencour
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* Every demon in the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe was once a human. Humans become demons when a creepy little egg-like item called a Behelit comes into their possession and they hit an [[DespairEventHorizon emotional nadir]] where they will do anything to get out of their current situation. At this point, the Behelit rearranges the features scattered upon its surface into a human face and screams, which summons the demonic gods of the Godhand, who proceed to [[DealWithTheDevil offer him the chance to become a demon in exchange for the sacrifice of those closest to them]]. It also turns out that [[spoiler: every member of the Godhand was also human, and they are created with the use of Behelits as well]]. While demons do sometimes retain the personalities they had when they were human, all too often they commit TranshumanTreachery, with many of them preferring to [[ImAHumanitarian dine on their former species]]. When demons die, they typically [[ThisWasHisTrueForm revert to their former human forms]] after their spirits are DraggedOffToHell.

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* Every demon in the ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' universe was once a human. Humans become demons when a creepy little egg-like item called a Behelit comes into their possession and they hit an [[DespairEventHorizon emotional nadir]] where they will do anything to get out of their current situation. At this point, the Behelit rearranges the features scattered upon its surface into a human face and screams, which summons the demonic gods of the Godhand, who proceed to [[DealWithTheDevil offer him the chance to become a demon in exchange for the sacrifice of those closest to them]]. It also turns out that [[spoiler: every member of the Godhand was also human, and they are created with the use of Behelits as well]]. While demons do sometimes retain the personalities they had when they were human, all too often they commit TranshumanTreachery, with many of them preferring to [[ImAHumanitarian dine on their former species]]. When demons die, they typically [[ThisWasHisTrueForm revert to their former human forms]] after their spirits are DraggedOffToHell.
24th Jul '16 9:56:42 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* In some [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]], Medusa was a priestess who was transformed as punishment [[ValuesDissonance for being raped by Poseidon in Athena's Temple]] (Athena, pissed that sex was going on in her temple, but unable to actually do anything to Poseidon, opted to punish Medusa instead).

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* In some [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]], Medusa was a priestess who was transformed as punishment [[ValuesDissonance for being raped by Poseidon in Athena's Temple]] (Athena, pissed that sex was going on in her temple, but unable to actually do anything to Poseidon, opted to punish Medusa instead). In a later LighterAndSofter version, though, Medusa was turned for having boasted about being prettier than Athena [[TooDumbToLive inside Athena's own temple]], making her turning into the embodiment of ugliness a karmic punishment.
24th Jul '16 9:55:13 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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22nd Jul '16 9:02:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** After the massive jailbreak on the Titan prison, the survivors eventually come back as some sort of ice mutants. They can morph back to their human forms, but whatever they were turned into by the subterranean moon spiders, it's no longer human.
17th Jul '16 10:43:25 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Vampires in the ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' world were once humans themselves.
2nd Jul '16 12:19:48 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: The Bohrok]] in ''{{Bionicle}}'' [[spoiler:were Once Av-Matoran]]. Nuparu made the Boxor machines out of [[spoiler: Bohrok parts, so the Boxors are made out of [[HumanResources dead Av-Matoran]]... and are piloted by Matoran who use them to fight still functioning Bohrok. While he didn't pilot Boxors, one of the topmost fighters in the war against the Bohrok was Takua, himself an Av-Matoran!]]

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* [[spoiler: The Bohrok]] in ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' [[spoiler:were Once Av-Matoran]]. Nuparu made the Boxor machines out of [[spoiler: Bohrok parts, so the Boxors are made out of [[HumanResources dead Av-Matoran]]... and are piloted by Matoran who use them to fight still functioning Bohrok. While he didn't pilot Boxors, one of the topmost fighters in the war against the Bohrok was Takua, himself an Av-Matoran!]]
26th Jun '16 3:49:06 PM R1ck
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This trope has nothing to do with GenderBender. Also not to be confused with [[BawdySong Was Once A Man From Nantucket]].

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This trope has nothing to do with GenderBender. Also not to be confused with [[BawdySong Was Once A Man From Nantucket]].\n
23rd Jun '16 8:36:44 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the Falmer, former Snow Elves who after losing a war against humans sought refuge with the Dwemer, [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent a technologically-advanced race of underground elves]].As part of the contract the Falmer agreed to eat a fungus which caused the lose of their eyesight and to become enslaved by their kin.Not only did the Snow Elves degenerate into something like [[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]], but what the Falmer went through fundamentally changed their very souls; theirs can be trapped in normal soul gems like any other beast, while sentient beings like humans or elves require black soul gems.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the Falmer, former Snow Elves who after losing a war against humans sought refuge with the Dwemer, [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent a technologically-advanced race of underground elves]].As part of the contract the Falmer agreed to eat a fungus which caused the lose of their eyesight and to become enslaved by their kin.Not only did the Snow Elves degenerate into something like [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Morlocks]], but what the Falmer went through fundamentally changed their very souls; theirs can be trapped in normal soul gems like any other beast, while sentient beings like humans or elves require black soul gems.
14th Jun '16 11:08:46 PM Ahnyo
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* In ''FanFic/PlasmasFolly'', Kelvin reveals that [[spoiler: Genesect is actually a middle-aged woman who had become terribly deformed as a result of Team Plasma's attempt to create a Pokémon with human intelligence. She was stuffed into a suit of robotic armor, which is the only thing holding her body together and keeping her alive.]]
8th Jun '16 10:02:58 AM Willbyr
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* This happens a ''lot'' to people who go under FrankenFran's scalpel, or that of her creator.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': [[spoiler: Hokuto Kaneshiro is revealed to be this, having been human like Tsukune before being injected with Kiria's blood. His new true form is infinitely more [[EldritchAbomination horrifying]]]].

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* This happens a ''lot'' to people who go under FrankenFran's [[Manga/FrankenFran Fran Madaraki]]'s scalpel, or that of her creator.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': [[spoiler: Hokuto [[spoiler:Hokuto Kaneshiro is revealed to be this, having been human like Tsukune before being injected with Kiria's blood. His new true form is infinitely more [[EldritchAbomination horrifying]]]].
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