So, you are a powerful villain in need of a QuirkyMinibossSquad. You need to replace TheDragon who has failed you one time too many. Or perhaps your MonsterOfTheWeek never works and you are thinking of trying ThePsychoRangers. But where can you find a servant both competent enough and willing to serve you? Not everyone can create minions from the ground up. But perhaps you don't need to create anything.

See that guy, NotQuiteDead after a HeroicSacrifice? He will do. A quick brainwashing, a new name and new clothes, and while you are putting his damaged body back together, you can always make some improvements. If no half-dead hero is available, you can always use the remains of the previous season's BigBad, or even some of your past victims. What is important is that they are not just BrainwashedAndCrazy . The new minion must be customized for your needs. So turning dead heroes undead does not count by itself, but creating a death knight will.

May coincide with ThatManIsDead and obviously WeCanRebuildHim. Sometimes involves a DealWithTheDevil. EvilCostumeSwitch is pretty much mandatory.

As mentioned, this trope requires the victim to be custom-modified. Also it must be someone either important (a powerful wizard, a king) or plot-relevant (the hero's childhood friend) prior to the transformation and important for the villain's plans after. This can be effective as it puts the former hero's strength on your side, and also puts the other heroes in the uncomfortable position of having to fight their former friend. On the other hand, heroes do have the nasty habit of [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight beating them back to themselves]], so in the worst case, you may just end up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain bringing back a hero you spent so much time killing in the first place, only]] ''[[NiceJobFixingItVillain stronger]]''.

Compare TheCorrupter.

If the subject has HeroicWillpower, may result in a PhlebotinumRebel. A type of FaceMonsterTurn. Can result in a MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'': "The Tyrant Kuma is dead."
* The ''{{Mazinger}}'' franchise:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': This is BigBad Dr. Hell's favorite trick. This is how he got himself his CoDragons. He found Brocken bleeding to death on the ground and turn him into a headless {{Cyborg}}. While exploring the underground mazes of Bardos he found two mummified bodies. One half of each body was crushed under rocks. So he sewed the intact halves together, revived it like a {{Cyborg}} with a mechanized brain and named it Ashura. And his {{Mook}}s? He -or his henchmen- killed people and he turned the corpses into cybernetic slaves programmed to serve him. Now you know what happened to all the people who died in the battles between Mazinger-Z and Hell's Mechanical Beasts.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Ironically, BigBad PhysicalGod Emperor of Darkness did the same thing to [[spoiler:Hell himself,]] turning it into his newest TheDragon.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'': The Vegans [[spoiler:grafted brains of prisoners into their Saucer Beasts.]] Duke got a severe HeroicBSOD when he was told [[spoiler:he technically had killed one friend of his every time he blew up a {{Robeast}}.]]
* In ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', this is Kuma's backstory. After nearly being killed when Afro first got the Number 2 Headband back, he's brought back from the brink of death by Dharman and the Empty 7 after being turned into a cyborg-samurai.
* The Shitennou in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga were [[TheWisePrince Endymion]]'s Generals before everyone was sent into the future to be reborn and fight [[BigBad Queen Beryl]] in the future. Present day however, they've been brainwashed and now serve her as the QuirkyMiniBossSquad.
** She does this to Tuxedo Mask himself, having Kunzite kidnap him as Sailor Moon is revealed to be Princess Serenity. The irony being, just as she remembers her love for TM and his for her, he is kidnapped, brainwashed, and turned against her.
** It's also the main shtick of [[TheDragon Kunzite]] in the anime version: turning civilians into [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] to try and find the secret identities of the Sailor Soldiers, once doing this to ''Sailor Venus' best friend from London''. Quite ironic, considering he's one of the Shitennou (who in the anime don't appear to have the same backstory as in the manga)...
** That's the origin of the Phages, the Monsters of the Week of the fifth season: as a side effect of having their Starseed extracted, people with a fake Starseed (that is, everyone but the Sailor Soldiers) become a phage.
** In the manga, the Daimons of the Death Busters are civilians (or, sometimes, cats and dogs) who had their souls removed and replaced with beings from the Tau Star System, transforming them into monsters at random times. Note that this is when the process ''fails'': successful Daimons keep a human appearance.
*** While the anime used objects as the vessels of the Daimons, we still have two similar examples: Germatoid uses professor Tomoe as host in the anime before leaving him near the end of the season (where in the manga Germatoid ''was'' Tomoe after becoming a Daimon), while a Daimon in Sailor Uranus' and Neptune's flashback was a kid who assumed the form of a failed Daimon.
* Happened in ''{{Slayers}}: NEXT'', though this was reversed.
* Almost everyone in ''{{Blassreiter}}'', especially when [[spoiler:XAT almost entirely]] was infected with [[NanoMachines Pale Rider]]. Some managed to remember themselves and turn on their would-be "masters" anyway, but most were taken over completely.
* Several of the heroes in the ''KamenRider'' franchise come out of failed attempts to do this, starting with the original one. Of course, there are also villains who are the result of successful attempts.
* [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Madara Uchiha]] does this to [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha, turning him into Tobi.]]
* In ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', every Tekkaman is an example. The Radam captured a bunch of explorers and subjected them to a harrowing procedure that infused them with awesome superpowers and a parasite controlling their thoughts. [[spoiler:Takaya aka D-Boy's father used the last of his strength to free Takaya and interrupted the process. As a result, Takaya had the superpowers of a Tekkaman but lacked the mind controlling parasite.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Horsemen of Apocalypse in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', particularly Archangel/Death.
* Psylocke was long thought to be this after she returned from Japan transformed into a psychic ninja assassin. The truth turned out to be a bit more complicated.
* All of the heralds of {{Galactus}} are this.
* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'': Back in TheNineties the Leader used the dead body and mostly dead brain of Thunderbolt Ross to power the Redeemer armor.
* This is the M.O. of supervillain Deathmonger in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', as he is a {{necromancer}}.
* This is what happens to ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, former kid sidekick to ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. He's brainwashed by Soviets and turned into the Winter Soldier, an elite killing machine.
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* This is the SOP of ''all'' the Succubae in ''FanFic/TheReturn'', both the protagonists and the antagonists. The worst offender in it is Alexia though. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the other demons]] thinks she's excessively evil about it. Sailor Dark [[spoiler:Mercury]] has a similar stance towards recruitment.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TRONLegacy'': There's a ''reason'' Rinzler never takes off the mask, speaks in a distorted stutter, and... [[spoiler: stops fighting Sam once he realizes that Sam is a User. He's a corrupted Tron.]]
* [[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine's]] conversion of [[{{Yandere}} Anakin]] [[HairTriggerTemper Skywalker]] into the infamous masked cyborg counts, although Annie had already joined the Dark Side and was significantly weaker afterwards.
* An interesting case in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2'', where Gru's AdorableEvilMinions are kidnapped and turned into truly EvilMinions by injecting them with PsychoSerum.
* The [[spoiler: ''entire crew'' of the ''Cygnus'']] in ''Film/TheBlackHole''.
* As seen in the Comics folder above, this is what happens to [[spoiler:ComicBook/BuckyBarnes]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Taken in ''TheBlackCompany'' are powerful wizards, defeated in battle and remade into powerful servants. The transformation seems to involve death and the victim remains human in shape only at best.
* Zaknafein in the second book of ''Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy''.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', this was the purpose of all the lesser rings (with the One made to control the resulting minions) but only the human recipients of the Nine were fully corrupted and became the Nazgūl. The Nazgūl themselves also have this ability-being stabbed by one of their Morgul Blades turns the victim into a wraith. It nearly happened to Frodo, if it hadn't been for Glorfindel's (Arwen's in the movie) timely rescue.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the Others raise the dead as wights. It's heavily implied that Qyburn did this to the late [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane, turning him into Ser Robert Strong.]]
* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'' does this interestingly. Marsh, older brother of [[RebelLeader Kelsier]], infiltrated the [[CorruptChurch Steel Ministry]] disguised as an acolyte. He attracted the attention of the [[ImplacableMan Steel Inquisitors]], who, [[GoneHorriblyRight owing to how good Marsh's impersonation was]] [[spoiler: had Marsh forcibly converted into an Inquisitor himself, a stomach-churning procedure Marsh certainly did ''not'' sign up for. However, the Inquisitors were not aware that Marsh was a spy, and he was able to retain his personality despite the mind-altering affects of the transformation and betrayed the Inquisitors at a crucial moment, killing their leader Kar and several other high-ups and leading directly to the overthrow of their boss, the Lord Ruler. Unfortunately, the dark god Ruin- ultimate source of the magic that powered the Inquisitors and whom the Lord Ruler had been holding at bay- now gained greater power to affect the world, so he possessed Marsh and made him into TheDragon. So poor Marsh ended up a minion after all, even if it didn't quite work out the way that those who reforged him wanted it to]].
* Some [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] [[MadScientist Shapers]] tried to do this to [[ActionGirl Tahiri]] in the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series (though their primary goal was brainwashing her into believing she was Yuuzhan Vong herself, they also intended to make physical modifications to bring her closer to a Vong physical appearance). Unfortunately for them, Tahiri was rescued and the head Shaper was killed before the process was complete. Unfortunately for Tahiri, there were [[EnemyWithin lingering]] [[SplitPersonality effects]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In the second season of ''Series/DarkAngel'' the formerly dead Zack returns as a cyborg. Sort of like Robocop, only less well-intentioned.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', Leanbow/Isamu was TheHero of the GreatOffscreenWar twenty years prior, who stayed behind to make sure that [[SealedEvilInACan the seal on the evil can worked]]. This naturally resulted in him being trapped in there with the evil badly wounded from fighting off an army alone, which then took his unconscious body and reforged him into Koragg/Wolzard, their new BlackKnight [[TheDragon dragon]]. Yes, becoming a BlackKnight qualifies as being reforged, its a transformation rather than a suit of armor, and he stayed in that form the full twenty years until the spell was broken.
* In ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', Joe learns that Walz Gil's bodyguard Barizorg is actually his old friend Sid, whom he thought had sacrificed himself to help him escape, but was actually rebuilt into a cyborg and brainwashed.
* In ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', the MonsterOfTheWeek in the episode "Prototype" turns out be Wes Keenan who Lois is an UnluckyChildhoodFriend to, turned into a genetically engineered SuperSoldier for LexLuthor. He was drafted into Afghanistan, severely injured in a battle, and [=LuthorCorp=] retrieved his body. He was officially declared KIA, though he unknowingly made a DealWithTheDevil, with Luthor promising that he will properly serve his country like never before. Luthor had [[WeCanRebuildHim scientists experiment on him]] [[MixAndMatchMan with DNA from several "meteor freaks" and a "Zoner"]] (aliens from Krypton/had contact with Kryptonians), giving him SuperStrength (enough to rival Clark), [[BarrierWarrior barrier projection]], {{Invisibility}} and SuperSpeed. More so, [[{{Brainwashed}} he was conditioned so that he remembers nothing]] [[ThatManIsDead of his old life]], making him a perfect assassin for pesky senators attempting to shut down Luthor...
* In ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', His Divine Shadow stabbed Kai, last of the Brunnen-G, after the latter's doomed attempt to defeat him. Believing that Kai deserved a punishment beyond death, the Divine Shadow had Kai's body "decarbonized" making him into a brainwashed undead Divine Assassin. Two thousand years later, this bit the Divine Shadow in the ass when Kai managed to regain his memories and his willpower.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': [[spoiler: Mike Peterson]] is seemingly killed in an explosion by [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Centipede]] in "The Bridge". However, the end of the following episode reveals that he survived, albeit captured, heavily scarred and minus a leg, as well as freshly implanted with a Centipede [[ExplosiveLeash eye device]]. This is built upon two episodes later, as he's given a cybernetic leg in order to move about as [[BigBad The Clairvoyant]]'s new chief enforcer, Deathlok.
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[[folder:Music]]
* In Music/TheProtomen's RockOpera, after being destroyed by Dr. Wily's robots, Protoman is rebuilt by Wily and returns as the general of Wily's forces, filled with a seething hatred for the humans who simply let him die on their behalf rather than making any attempt to stand up for themselves.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** In ''[[Literature/OdysseyCycle Judgment]]'', Kamahl's friend and mentor [[http://magiccards.info/tr/en/91.html Balthor]] is brought back from the dead as a [[http://magiccards.info/ju/en/61.html superpowered zombie minion]] after Cabal necromancers find his body post-HeroicSacrifice.
** In the ''Literature/OnslaughtCycle'', Kamahl's ''sister'' gets hit even harder -- she gets transformed into [[http://magiccards.info/le/en/78.html Phage the Untouchable]], a veritable avatar of death.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Death knights in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' are a borderline example - they are EliteMooks but the people to be transformed are hand-picked to ensure quality.
** They were this exactly in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'': slain Azerothian Paladins reanimated into Undead soldiers for the then-evil Horde.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'': [[spoiler:Porky uses the body of Claus, your brother who goes missing at the end of Chapter 1, for creating his cyborg [[TheDragon henchman]].]]
* Sarah Kerrigan is corrupted to serve the Zerg Overmind in the original ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'' (and that she [[DragonAscendant eventually emerges on top]]).
** Lorewise, Infected Terrans from Starcraft and ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' are this.
** The Queen of Blades took a psychically gifted Terran woman, a medic named Amanda Haley, and transformed her into [[WasOnceAMan Izsha]] at some point between ''Brood War'' and ''Wings of Liberty''.
* ''SeikenDensetsu3'' eventually reveals that this happened in the [[BlackKnight Darkshine Knight]]'s backstory (assuming you picked Duran as your main character, anyways) - namely, [[spoiler: the [[BigBad Dragon Emperor]] used his magic to [[CameBackWrong revive]] the knight Loki ([[NamesTheSame no, not]] [[NorseMythology that one]]) after the two of them dropped into a bottomless pit during a struggle, and [[NeverFoundTheBody neither was ever found]]]].
* While it's technically more of an UnwittingPawn, in ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' [[spoiler: the PlayerCharacter]] is really one of the heroes who defeated the previous Overlord after being recovered after a NooneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.
* Mu-12's origin in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. [[spoiler: More specifically, she's Noel Vermillion [[note]]Who it turns out was an ArtificialHuman who was created for the purpose. There are roughly 10 identical copies of her (who were "failures"), plus Lambda-11 and Nu-13 who were successfully completed.[[/note]]. Terumi/Hazama mind raped her into [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds nihilism]], finished the process of turning her into a cyborg killing machine and [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight sicked her on Ragna]]. All just as a brief distraction so he could kill a god.]] This far from the only time Relius and Hazama invoke this trope, either;
** The ending of the second game also implies that Hazama and Relious Clover did this to [[spoiler: Ragna and Jin's apparently dead little sister Saya]] to use as some sort of pupper ruler/vessel for a higher power.
** The Extended edition also all but says that Hazama's minion "Phantom" is [[spoiler: Konoe A. Mercury AKA Nine, one of the six heroes.]]
** In "Phase 1" [[spoiler: the protagonist Kazuma Kval]] merges with [[spoiler: Terumi (essentially just being a physical body for him) to create Hazama.]]
** In ''Chrono Phantasma'', [[spoiler:Izanami the Goddess of Death using Saya as a vessel]] does this to [[spoiler:Ragna, making him her slave.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': [[spoiler: Ishi's fate, if you stayed after the credits. Although the screen remains black, the dialogue is implies that the Big Bad not only survived, but managed to patch up Ishi after his heroic sacrifice, and cranked his soulless AI to 11.]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/QuakeIV''. Halfway through the game, protagonist Matthew Kane is captured by the [[{{Cyborg}} Stroggs]] and turned into one of them. However, Kane's fellow EDF soldiers come and rescue him before the Stroggs can indoctrinate him.
* ''JadeEmpire'': Not only is Death's Hand ''not'' the BigBad, or even close to it, it turns out that he's the [[spoiler: spirit of the Emperor and Sun Li's youngest brother, mortally wounded at Dirge and magically bound to Sun Li's armor]].
* The Dark Side ending to StarWarsTheForceUnleashed has the mortally wounded Starkiller turned into something even ''worse'' than Vader and sent out as an assassin, with Palpatine making it clear that as soon as he has outlived his usefulness, then he will die...but not before.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', [[spoiler:all of the Faces are examples of this trope, most notably Mumkhar, Fiora, and Gadolt. They're cybernetically altered Homs who pilot giant robots, rather than autonomous Mechon. This renders them immune to the Monado, but susceptible to any and all BrainwashedAndCrazy-related tropes.]]
* If Shepard fails to rescue her in time in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this will happen to [[spoiler: Jack]]. It also potentially happens to [[spoiler: Legion]], but only if you [[spoiler: sent their platform to Cerberus]] without ever getting to know them in the first place.
** [[spoiler:Morinth]] will also show up as a Banshee if [[spoiler:she]] was alive at the end of Mass Effect 2.
* This happens to [[spoiler:Nabooru]], courtesy of Koume and Kotake, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. She is forced to act as an enhanced Iron Knuckle.
* In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', [[spoiler:Gig used to be the benevolent Master of Death of Haephnes Vigilance. He was slain by Median and had his soul reforged by Drazil into its current OmnicidalManiac form.]]
** Ironically, the protagonist, even on the heroic path, is perfectly capable of beating up and press-ganging people in the street should they want to; and three secret characters can be challenged, defeated, and dominated into your army, despite their protests.
* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', any prisoner who dies in your dungeon will be raised as a loyal [[DemBones skeleton soldier]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsOnline'', those who are stabbed by the Morgul Blades of the Nazgul eventually become the red-robed Cargul, lesser wraiths under the control of the Nine, as happens to [[spoiler:the Ranger Amdir]].
** Ivar the Blood-hand, one of the Gaunt-lords, is particularly fond of doing this, and does this with an evil Dwarf-lord named Skorgrim Dourhand in the finale of the Elf and Dwarf introductory quests.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games have this. As a general rule, once you've slain a boss or midboss, regardless of its previous allegiance or alignment, you can summon it as a new minion at the right level. [[spoiler:As an example, in ''Nocturne'', you can slay Metatron, the Voice of God... and force it into your service ''against'' God's representative in the Vortex World. Another good example is Futomimi, the Manikins' seer. Instead of reviving him as a Manikin, he returns as a demon.]] As an added bonus, with careful tinkering, you can slap any moves you want on them.
* In ''Videogame/NeverwinterNights2'' after [[TheStarscream Black Garius']] death, he and the priests who were helping him are resurrected by [[BigBad The King of Shadows]] as Shadow Reavers, immensely powerful undead beings who act as The King's main agents for the rest of the game.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' both contain the Dreadlords, 12 [[EliteMook immortal warrior souls]] who posses the bodies of powerful fallen warriors. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' will use allies who you either [[PlayerPunch failed to protect or were not recruited]], while ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' implies the BadFuture versions possessed [[EverybodysDeadDave the allies who were killed by the]] BigBad.
* In ''VideoGame/WildStar,'' the Eldan security systems of Nexus are fond of using Augmentation to turn would-be hostiles to their side.
* In ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfLomax'', this is what [[BigBad Evil Ed]] does to all the [[VideoGame/{{Lemmings}} lemmings]] except Lomax, turning them into all sorts of monsters.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', when Karnak takes over in hell, he transforms the damned knight [[spoiler: Sigfried]] to serve him as TheDragon. This bites him in the ass when his new servant regains his free will through a freak magical accident and goes on to overthrow him.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', where it seems Tsukiko is going to turn to [[spoiler: Miko]] into a Death Knight, but [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe certain mitigating factors]] make her change her mind. This was partly a TakeThat at fan speculation that something like this would happen.
** Played pretty straight later on, when [[spoiler: as soon as Malack is done killing Durkon, he turns him into a vampire spawn (though Malack sees him more as a potential peer than a minion, he's keeping him enthralled for the time being.]]
** Though the term minion will likely wear off since [[spoiler:Durkon doesn't turn into a vampire spawn. At his level he would become a full fledged vampire. He is only really a minion so long as Malack keeps him under thrall, and he already stated that he'll release him from that at a later time. But regardless of what Durkon does when he is free, at the moment he is likely just as powerful as Malack, the guy who made him a minion in the first place.]]
*** If we follow the 3.5 rules, [[spoiler:Durkon, who is shown to be at a higher cleric level than Malack]], would be even MORE powerful then him as a vampire.
* Xaos's sword in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' does this instead of killing what it stabs.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* F.O.W.L. tried to do to Taurus Bulba on ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Mozenrath turned the evil wizard who trained him into one of his [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Mamluk]] minions.
* Galvatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' is a literal example. Interestingly, the reforging completely failed to make him loyal, or even more evil; all it did was change his appearance and abilities, and make him significantly more AxeCrazy. The BigBad had to resort to repeated psychic torture to get anything resembling obedience.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Joker Junior.
* In the sequel series to ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'', Megatron has turned tons of garden-variety transformers into mindless mooks, and two out of the three members of his QuirkyMinibossSquad are ex-heroes who have been reforged into new bodies/personalities.
* Graft in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'', rebuilt as a {{Cyborg}} by the series' CorruptCorporateExecutive BigBad.
* In the movie ''PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension'', in the other dimension [[spoiler: Perry the Platypus]] is captured and turned into [[spoiler: Perry the Platyborg]], general of Doofenshmirtz's army.
* The Psychocrypt in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers''. The victim has his LifeEnergy removed, placed in a SoulJar, and the "jar" used to power a high-level {{Mook}} through which [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Her Travesty]] has a PsychicLink. ''Anything'' the poor bastard might have known is free for her to rummage through and use as a weapon, while they're conscious and unable to do anything about it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', the robotized Mobians are this.
* Sterling's rival Barry in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt as a cyborg]] by Soviet ([[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp er... Russian?]]) Superscience.
* WesternAnimation/TronUprising: Repurposing takes programs and changes their directive, not necessarily their personality, and makes them loyal to Clu. The victims get their TronLines changed to Red, and their ailments removed. It was done to Tron's security team, among thousands of other programs, as well as Cutler. It was almost done to Tron, and may have been done to Dyson, though by all accounts he probably volunteered.
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