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16th Apr '17 8:42:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWars: Literature/NewJediOrder'', the mindless warbeasts known as the Vagh Rodiek were once Rodians. They were created when the planet fell to the Yuuzhan Vong.
** Abeloth. She was once a mortal woman (species unclear) who served [[StarWarsTheCloneWars The Father, The Son, and The Daughter]]. She was eventually promoted to The Mother and loved her new family. As she aged, she grew paranoid that her ageless family would abandon her, so she drank of the Font of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge. While this granted her immortality and advanced Force powers, this also mutated her into an EldritchAbomination. Sadly, this event caused her family to abandon her.

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* In ''StarWars: ''Franchise/StarWars: Literature/NewJediOrder'', the mindless warbeasts known as the Vagh Rodiek were once Rodians. They were created when the planet fell to the Yuuzhan Vong.
** Abeloth. She was once a mortal woman (species unclear) who served [[StarWarsTheCloneWars [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Father, The Son, and The Daughter]]. She was eventually promoted to The Mother and loved her new family. As she aged, she grew paranoid that her ageless family would abandon her, so she drank of the Font of Power and bathed in the Pool of Knowledge. While this granted her immortality and advanced Force powers, this also mutated her into an EldritchAbomination. Sadly, this event caused her family to abandon her.
16th Apr '17 3:08:12 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''SpaceWolf'', Ragnor is most horrified about the nightgangers that they find in a [[{{Mordor}} Chaos-tainted cave]] because they, or their ancestors, had been human once.

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''SpaceWolf'', ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', Ragnor is most horrified about the nightgangers that they find in a [[{{Mordor}} Chaos-tainted cave]] because they, or their ancestors, had been human once.
16th Apr '17 12:08:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: The Bohrok]] in ''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!]] [[spoiler: [[SoylentGreen They're people]]. Boxors are people!]] Sorry, it had to be done.

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* [[spoiler: The Bohrok]] in ''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!]] [[spoiler: [[SoylentGreen [[HumanResources They're people]]. Boxors are people!]] Sorry, it had to be done.
7th Apr '17 7:29:38 PM CheeseDogX
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', the island of Manhattan (called "Madhaven" in the setting) is filled with some of the most {{squick}}y creatures in the series. Stuff like [[https://i.warosu.org/data/tg/img/0284/59/1385269021325.jpg this guy]]. And the freakiest part? They're all mutated humans.
25th Mar '17 3:21:42 PM gb00393
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* The "Oathkeeper" episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' reveals that [[spoiler:a good number of the White Walkers were originally Craster's sacrificed sons whom the Night's King transformed with a touch.]]

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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The "Oathkeeper" episode of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' reveals that [[spoiler:a good number of the White Walkers were originally Craster's sacrificed sons whom the Night's King transformed with a touch.]]]]
** The White Walkers attempted to turn Benjen Stark into a wight, but he was saved by the Children, who restored his mind. However, his appearance and the way their magic works makes it clear he isn't strictly human anymore either way.
25th Mar '17 7:38:49 AM SebastianGray
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* Chaos Spawn define this trope in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]] reward their champions with many gifts, including [[BodyHorror physical mutations]]. Champions rewarded with too many ill-considered gifts will eventually lose their sanity and become little more than beasts, herded into battle by their former followers.
** Special mention goes to Scylla Anfinngrim, a champion of Khorne who devolved into a giant, hairy, shambling clawed horror. Unlike most spawn, he's proven nearly impossible to kill, and his tribe keeps him fed and worship him as the mighty warrior he was in exchange for getting to take a pure killing machine to war with them.
** Also the horrific Tamurkhan from the Warhammer Fantasy supplement Tamurkhan Throne of Chaos. He was turned into a child sized maggot-like creature with multiple eyes [[PuppeteerParasite who can borrow into people's bodies and take them over to be his own]] [[BodyHorror while they're still alive]].
** Fabius Bile is shown pulling this on a large number of {{Space Marine}}s in the Literature/HorusHeresy novels. Only one or two retain some fragments of sanity after the mad Apothecary finishes tinkering; the rest are little more than rabid killing machines.
** The Necrontyr were once a sentient organic species, but long ago had their consciousnesses uploaded into robotic bodies, becoming the Necrons. Among other things, this cost them their souls, which were devoured by their gods. Some Necrons have further afflictions: the relatively simplistic method that was used to transfer most of the civilians into their bodies left them as little more than automatons, while the Flayed Ones have been driven mad by the loss of their mortal bodies, and seek to recapture the sensations of life by garbing themselves in the flesh of the living.
** The [[MadScientist Haemonculi]] [[MadArtist fleshcrafters]] turn some of their prisoners into Grotesques, massive hypertrophied ''things'' with iron plates [[TheBlank fused over their faces]] and weapons grafted into their limbs. They are treated as CannonFodder in battle, and frequently used against their own species. Given how the Dark Eldar feed on physical and emotional anguish, it is quite likely that Grotesques retain their original minds but are [[AndIMustScream trapped in bodies no longer under their control]].
** The Wracks, Dark Eldar who willingly let a Haemonculus turn them into lesser Grotesques. Some of them treat this as an apprenticeship, hoping to become Haemonculi themselves, but many are just bored with their decadent lives and ''want'' to spend decades as horrific abominations.

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Chaos Spawn define this trope in both ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are the result of the [[EldritchAbomination Chaos Gods]] reward rewarding their champions with many gifts, including [[BodyHorror physical mutations]]. Champions rewarded with too many ill-considered gifts will eventually lose their sanity and become little more than beasts, herded into battle by their former followers.
** Special mention goes to Scylla Anfinngrim, a champion of Khorne who from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' devolved into a giant, hairy, shambling clawed horror. Unlike most spawn, he's proven nearly impossible to kill, and his tribe keeps him fed and worship him as the mighty warrior he was in exchange for getting to take a pure killing machine to war with them.
** Also the horrific Tamurkhan from the Warhammer Fantasy TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} supplement Tamurkhan Throne of Chaos. He was turned into a child sized maggot-like creature with multiple eyes [[PuppeteerParasite who can borrow into people's bodies and take them over to be his own]] [[BodyHorror while they're still alive]].
alive]].
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' some [[BeastFolk Tzaangor]] were originally humans who have gone through dark rituals to be turned into the avian beast-kin. This transformation is often [[VoluntaryShapeshifting voluntary]] with members of the Cult of the Transient Form in particular seeing being turned into a Tzaangor as a great honour.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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Fabius Bile is shown pulling this on a large number of {{Space Marine}}s in the Literature/HorusHeresy novels. Only one or two retain some fragments of sanity after the mad Apothecary finishes tinkering; the rest are little more than rabid killing machines.
** *** The Necrontyr were once a sentient organic species, but long ago had their consciousnesses uploaded into robotic bodies, becoming the Necrons. Among other things, this cost them their souls, which were devoured by their gods. Some Necrons have further afflictions: the relatively simplistic method that was used to transfer most of the civilians into their bodies left them as little more than automatons, while the Flayed Ones have been driven mad by the loss of their mortal bodies, and seek to recapture the sensations of life by garbing themselves in the flesh of the living.
** *** The [[MadScientist Haemonculi]] [[MadArtist fleshcrafters]] turn some of their prisoners into Grotesques, massive hypertrophied ''things'' with iron plates [[TheBlank fused over their faces]] and weapons grafted into their limbs. They are treated as CannonFodder in battle, and frequently used against their own species. Given how the Dark Eldar feed on physical and emotional anguish, it is quite likely that Grotesques retain their original minds but are [[AndIMustScream trapped in bodies no longer under their control]].
** *** The Wracks, Dark Eldar who willingly let a Haemonculus turn them into lesser Grotesques. Some of them treat this as an apprenticeship, hoping to become Haemonculi themselves, but many are just bored with their decadent lives and ''want'' to spend decades as horrific abominations.
18th Mar '17 6:21:24 PM nombretomado
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* Many ''{{Neopets}}'' characters like Edna the witch (now a green Zafara) and the Island Mystic (now a yellow Kyrii).

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* Many ''{{Neopets}}'' ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' characters like Edna the witch (now a green Zafara) and the Island Mystic (now a yellow Kyrii).
16th Mar '17 4:55:23 PM GoldenPincers
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* In the ''VideoGame/Utawarerumono'' franchise, almost all the characters have animal ears and tails, aside from the protagonists Hakuoro and Haku. However, those animal-eared creatures are not humans. Instead, the real humans are [[spoiler: semi-lequid red blobs/jellies. A long time ago, once-human Hakuoro fused with an ancient God right before the former's death, and he entered a slumber for centuries, until he was found and awakened by scientists. After he learned that they dissected his wife and child for experiments to achieve immortality, his rage and despair activated the God within him, who turned all of humanity into red immortal blobs.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/Utawarerumono'' ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'' franchise, almost all the characters have animal ears and tails, aside from the protagonists Hakuoro and Haku. However, those animal-eared creatures are not humans. Instead, the real humans are [[spoiler: semi-lequid red blobs/jellies. A long time ago, once-human Hakuoro fused with an ancient God right before the former's death, and he entered a slumber for centuries, until he was found and awakened by scientists. After he learned that they dissected his wife and child for experiments to achieve immortality, his rage and despair activated the God within him, who turned all of humanity into red immortal blobs.]]
16th Mar '17 4:53:02 PM GoldenPincers
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* In the ''VideoGame/Utawarerumono'' franchise, almost all the characters have animal ears and tails, aside from the protagonists Hakuoro and Haku. However, those animal-eared creatures are not humans. Instead, the real humans are [[spoiler: semi-lequid red blobs/jellies. A long time ago, once-human Hakuoro fused with an ancient God right before the former's death, and he entered a slumber for centuries, until he was found and awakened by scientists. After he learned that they dissected his wife and child for experiments to achieve immortality, his rage and despair activated the God within him, who turned all of humanity into red immortal blobs.]]
12th Mar '17 5:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', this is the case with the Arthropoids, a class of creature made from humans fused with various type of insects ala ''Film/TheFly''. This also applies to several of the player races, like the [[{{Cyborg}} Borg]], the Sectillians and the Zombies.
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