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4th Nov '17 5:29:19 AM RedScharlach
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** Dae, a top researcher in demons and Claymores, claims that this trope is the source of all Claymores' powers: [[spoiler:Somehow, the psychological contradiction that the women hate demonkind to the point of having a subconscious determination to murder possessed humans, yet are in fact humans possessed with an even more powerful form of demon genetics themselves, causes their fractured psyches and augmented bodies to synchronize in a way that even the orginal "demons" (Dragons and Dragonborns) cannot comprehend]]. Unfortunately, Dae is then bisected by the Overlord Priscilla mid-sentence. Even worse, Dae has no sense of preservation for anything but curiousity, so after he helped destroy the research facility, he then helps Priscilla by theorizing to her that [[spoiler:she realized what she was and put a mental block on herself out of a subconscious desire to commit suicide before she killed too many people - little girls, who are the greatest threat to her by becoming Claymores hell-bent on killing her, are now psychosocially invisible to her.]]

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** Dae, a top researcher in demons and Claymores, claims that this trope is the source of all Claymores' powers: [[spoiler:Somehow, the psychological contradiction that the women hate demonkind to the point of having a subconscious determination to murder possessed humans, yet are in fact humans possessed with an even more powerful form of demon genetics themselves, causes their fractured psyches and augmented bodies to synchronize in a way that even the orginal original "demons" (Dragons and Dragonborns) cannot comprehend]]. Unfortunately, Dae is then bisected by the Overlord Priscilla mid-sentence. Even worse, Dae has no sense of preservation for anything but curiousity, so after he helped destroy the research facility, he then helps Priscilla by theorizing to her that [[spoiler:she realized what she was and put a mental block on herself out of a subconscious desire to commit suicide before she killed too many people - little girls, who are the greatest threat to her by becoming Claymores hell-bent on killing her, are now psychosocially invisible to her.]]



* Notably subverted in the origin story of Cassidy from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': at first, he has no idea what he's become (a vampire), but once he's figured out the basic limitations and powers, decides it's actually ''really cool''. When a friend later lends him a copy of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', he realizes what he actually is... and figures it's ''even cooler''. Also notable in that [[NotUsingTheZWord no one ever actually says "vampire"]] - neither in his origin story nor main storyline - although it's extremely obvious that's what he is.

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* Notably subverted in the origin story of Cassidy from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'': at first, he has no idea what he's become (a vampire), but once he's figured out the basic limitations and powers, decides it's actually ''really cool''. When a friend later lends him a copy of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', he realizes what he actually is... and figures it's ''even cooler''. Also notable in that [[NotUsingTheZWord no one ever actually says "vampire"]] - neither in his origin story nor the main storyline - although it's extremely obvious that's what he is.



* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse]] Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)

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* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, Neanderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse]] Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)fantastic).



* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, GeniusCripple Halcyon Renard can't bear with his condition any longer and financially supports a ruthless criminal so that he can steal a magical {{Golem}} for him. After Renard uses a ritual to transfer his soul into the Golem he quickly goes mad with power and the ability to walk and feel again. Goliath then asks Renard if he was really willing to trade away everything good about him -- his honor and integrity -- for a lump of clay. Renard then utters the trope verbatim, returns to his human body, and gives the Golem back to its owner. He thanks Goliath at the end, telling him that he had saved his soul if not his life.
* Fluttershy in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down": essentially, she wants to become less of a doormat so she takes lessons on assertiveness. It works [[GoneHorriblyRight all too well]] to the point where Fluttershy sees herself as a menace to her friends, prompting her to lock herself in her own home. This leads to a moment when Fluttershy looks in the mirror and sees herself with devil horns.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, GeniusCripple Halcyon Renard can't bear with his condition any longer and financially supports a ruthless criminal so that he can steal a magical {{Golem}} for him. After Renard uses a ritual to transfer his soul into the Golem he quickly goes mad with power and the ability to walk and feel again. Goliath then asks Renard if he was really willing to trade away everything good about him -- his honor and integrity -- for a lump of clay. Renard then utters the trope verbatim, returns to his human body, and gives the Golem back to its owner. He thanks Goliath at the end, telling him that he had saved his soul if not his life.
* Fluttershy in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down": essentially, she wants to become less of a doormat so she takes lessons on in assertiveness. It works [[GoneHorriblyRight all too well]] to the point where Fluttershy sees herself as a menace to her friends, prompting her to lock herself in her own home. This leads to a moment when Fluttershy looks in the mirror and sees herself with devil horns.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': Subverted. When Raphael and one of the Kraang switch bodies, the Krang escapes outside then sees it's reflection in a mirror and says the line. It even starts raining.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': Subverted. When Raphael and one of the Kraang switch bodies, the Krang escapes outside then sees it's its reflection in a mirror and says the line. It even starts raining.
28th Oct '17 12:45:44 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'': While Shen's [[VillainousBSOD wallowing in a heartbroken state]] for [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy sending away]] his newlywed wife]], he wonders what would his younger, less hateful self think about the man he'd become in thirty years.

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'': ''Fanfic/TheVow'': While Shen's [[VillainousBSOD wallowing in a heartbroken state]] for [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy sending away]] his newlywed wife]], he wonders what would his younger, less hateful self think about the man he'd become in thirty years.
1st Oct '17 1:22:27 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse]] Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)

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* In {{Woody Allen}}'s Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/AMidsummersNightSexComedy'', pacifist intellectual Leopold has a dream about becoming a Neaderthal, full of sex and violence. When he wakes up, he finds out his fiance has been cheating on him. He grabs a bow and arrow and goes after him. When he shoots someone - the wrong man, no less! - and has no regrets about it, only pondering, "What have I become?" Of course, he naturally goes back to [[HospitalHottie hot nurse]] Dulcy, telling her "Blood! I've drawn blood, and I ''relished'' it!", before ripping off her clothes to have wild sex with her (she later says he was fantastic.)
9th Sep '17 1:27:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Subverted in a 1990s ''{{Spider-Man}}'' comic after Spidey is knocked out in a fight with the Sinister Six and wakes up in a SHIELD hospital with what seems like a metallic arm in place of his normal one. He's horrified at the thought that he's become a cyborg, until the doctor who's treating his injuries comes in and explains that the metal "arm" is in fact just a highly advanced cybernetic cast that's healing the fractures of his flesh and blood arm while also protecting it from further injury. The cast is eventually destroyed in another battle with the Six, but when it falls to pieces Spider-Man's real arm is as good as new.

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* Subverted in a 1990s ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comic after Spidey is knocked out in a fight with the Sinister Six and wakes up in a SHIELD hospital with what seems like a metallic arm in place of his normal one. He's horrified at the thought that he's become a cyborg, until the doctor who's treating his injuries comes in and explains that the metal "arm" is in fact just a highly advanced cybernetic cast that's healing the fractures of his flesh and blood arm while also protecting it from further injury. The cast is eventually destroyed in another battle with the Six, but when it falls to pieces Spider-Man's real arm is as good as new.



* ComicBook/{{Morbius}} says these exact words in a flashback in ''The Amazing ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' 699.1 that shows how he was turned into a living vampire and [[spoiler:killed his best friend]] immediately after.

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* ComicBook/{{Morbius}} says these exact words in a flashback in ''The Amazing ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ComicBook/SpiderMan'' 699.1 that shows how he was turned into a living vampire and [[spoiler:killed his best friend]] immediately after.
22nd Aug '17 3:53:24 AM OlmoJV
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* While Shen's [[VillainousBSOD wallowing in a heartbroken state]] for [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy sending away]] his newlywed wife]], he wonders what would his younger, less hateful self think about the man he'd become in thirty years.

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'': While Shen's [[VillainousBSOD wallowing in a heartbroken state]] for [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy sending away]] his newlywed wife]], he wonders what would his younger, less hateful self think about the man he'd become in thirty years.
22nd Aug '17 3:52:51 AM OlmoJV
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* While Shen's [[VillainousBSOD wallowing in a heartbroken state]] for [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy sending away]] his newlywed wife]], he wonders what would his younger, less hateful self think about the man he'd become in thirty years.
26th Jun '17 10:38:11 AM dsneybuf
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* In Creator/SamAndMickey's "The Attic", Franchise/{{Barbie}} criticizes Ken's flamboyant and kitschy outfits, and threatens to dump him again over his poor fashion sense. However, she has a HeelRealization after [[spoiler:her "little sisters" find a Betamax tape of a five-year-old, tackily-dressed Barbie attempting to audition for a cereal commercial, but receiving verbal abuse from her mother, Margaret.]]
-->'''Barbie:''' Oh, my God. [[spoiler:I've turned into my mother, haven't I?]]
25th Jun '17 6:20:30 PM nombretomado
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* Louis from ''Literature/InterviewWithAVampire'' goes through this after Lestat turns him. {{Wangst}} City. He's is composed of this trope and distilled Wangst.

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* Louis from ''Literature/InterviewWithAVampire'' ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'' goes through this after Lestat turns him. {{Wangst}} City. He's is composed of this trope and distilled Wangst.
3rd Jun '17 11:22:27 AM nombretomado
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* Seeing as how a central theme of their games is 'Personal Horror', WhiteWolf has made this moment standard with nearly every ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' gameline except Hunter and Mage games (where you remain human), and ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' (where you don't start out human). Granted, even in those games, its still quite possible if the Storyteller spins it right.

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* Seeing as how a central theme of their games is 'Personal Horror', WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf has made this moment standard with nearly every ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' gameline except Hunter and Mage games (where you remain human), and ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' (where you don't start out human). Granted, even in those games, its still quite possible if the Storyteller spins it right.
10th May '17 7:24:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s "viva La Vida" seems to be about a ruler who has become a tyrant:
-->It was the wicked and wild wind
-->Blew down the doors to let me in
-->Shattered windows and the sound of drums
-->People couldn't believe what I'd become
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