Some group of mysterious superpowered types gain their powers through a SuperEmpowering process that is permanent and irreversible. They want to induct a new member into their ranks—so they put him through that process with little or no explanation and ''then'' ask him to join them. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong (Hint: PhlebotinumRebel)
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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Often happens in MagicalGirl shows, such as ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (though technically, Usagi/Serena was ''born'' with the powers and only required them to be activated). ''All'' of the senshi were born with their powers and awakened in a similar manner, though the series didn't seem to decide right away whether the reincarnated girls were "normal" girls who just happened to inherit some powers from their past selves, or were planetary warriors all along, reborn with their full power set (it eventually settled on the latter).
* From ''TokyoMewMew'', all five girls had this (they were given their powers without being asked) and Ichigo's quest was to find the others after Ryou had injected them. Zakuro and Lettuce had the worst reactions to it, Zakuro just didn't want to join them (I think I remember something about her feeling like Ryou should've asked her first) and Lettuce's powers went out of control until she was told what was happening to her.

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* Happens to Wee Hughie in ''Comicbook/TheBoys'', when Butcher injects him full of Compound V, and he understandably gets a wee bit angry about it. He later decides to join the team, though.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus feeds Neo a line about how nobody can ''explain'' the Matrix -- but doesn't exactly try very hard before [[RedPillBluePill giving Neo the choice of which pill to take]]. (Later, Cipher complains about Morpheus having done this when recruiting him, citing it as one of the reasons for his [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]].)
** Justified, as trying to do this when you're in the Matrix itself is one of those things that the Machines' search programs tend to pick up on (which generally means the Agents will be after you -- and before Neo became the One, [[ImplacableMan you did NOT want to mess with the Agents]]). Besides, any explanation of the reality (or lack thereof) of the Matrix is a lot more believable once the person in question is actually ''out'' of the Matrix.
*** Not to mention that it seems like most of the blue-pills had already picked up on something wrong with the Matrix.
** Parodied by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/566/ here]].

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* Although no actual "empowerment" was involved, in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' Gandalf turned Bilbo Baggins into a dwarf-accompanying burglar practically before he had time to do the dishes.
* Common practice in UrbanFantasy stories, most notably those dealing with [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[VampireTropes vampires]], or other [[ViralTransformation infectious paranormal]]. The ''MercyThompson'' and ''KittyNorville'' books feature a number of characters to whom this happened, for example.
* Done out of necessity with [[SixthRanger David]] in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', contributing to [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn]].

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* Often happens in ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows, such as ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'' (where the protagonist has the TransformationTrinket applied to him before he even knows what's going on), and ''SuperSentai'' as well.
** It was once ''extremely'' common for Riders to be created by bad guys implanting kidnapped victims with technology, intending to make them their brainwashed warriors. You'd think they'd brainwash ''first'' and empower ''second,'' but they never do, and spend the rest of the season paying for it.
* In ''{{Sanctuary}}'', NicolaTesla became a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] with electrical powers after injecting himself with vampire blood (all true vampires having been killed off long ago). His goal throughout the series is to re-create the vampire race in his own image. His first attempt fails miserably, as the vampires are mindless savages with no free will. He then moves to Mexico and opens a rehab clinic for rich American kids, while covertly performing genetic experiments on them. Each of them is implanted with vampire [=DNA=] that is slowly changing their internal makeup and will not actually activate until decades later. Then one gets into a car accident and dies, triggering a premature transformation. He then proceeds to find and shoot every one who visited the clinic, doing the same to them. Unlike Tesla, they have no electrical powers. They then try to take over the world...Tesla does NOT approve.

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* This often happened in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', with people being Embraced (turned into a vampire) without being asked first, then being taught how to act in their new lives.
** It was a standard procedure of the Sabbat, which performed mass Embraces, with the victims being buried and those who dug themselves out being brought into the group.
** The adventure "Blood Nativity" was about a group of people being Embraced simultaneously and being forced to fend for themselves without any training. Those who survived could join vampire society.

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* In the webcomic ''{{Panthera}}'', the newest member of the group is asked to join the "Adventuring Club"…and then knocked out and injected with gene-altering treatments to turn her into a were-jaguar with elemental powers. And only ''then'' is she told what she's really let herself in for. This was largely the work of the group's mentor and MissionControl, who -perhaps not surprisingly- turned out to have his own agenda. [[spoiler: He also neglected to mention that his SuperSerum will drastically shorten a user's lifespan.]]

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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', The Blood Red King transformed Sister Mary Elizabeth Ross, a Carmelite nun, into Bloody Mary, a [[AxeCrazy psychopath with a taste for killing]]. The Blood Red King expected to get a servant. What he got was immediately attacked by his creation.

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