Bob is about to face the evil witch Alice. He readies his sword, but Alice simply casts a spell on Bob, who turns into a lifeless doll. Bob was a victim of being De Animated, or being turned into an inanimate object. If the victim is still "alive" during the transformation, it can become And I Must Scream. Sister Trope to Baleful Polymorph, where the victim is turned into a less dangerous, but still living form. Super Trope of Taken for Granite.
- In Super Mario RPG, some enemies can turn your characters into mushrooms or scarecrows. Mushrooms are completely unable to act, but recover a small amount of HP every turn. Scarecrows can act, but only have access to special attacks and guarding.
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