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
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.