Playing With / Slow Transformation

Basic Trope: A really, really slow transformation.
  • Straight: John is bitten by a zombie, but it takes a whole week for him to completely turn into a zombie.
  • Exaggerated: John only finishes his transformation a whole year after he is bitten by a Zombie.
  • Downplayed: John finishes the transformation within twenty-four hours, screaming in agony the whole time.
  • Justified: John was only infected with a single particle of The Virus.
  • Inverted: John is bitten by a zombie and immediately becomes one himself.
  • Subverted: John seems to be taking a long time to transform, but is then bitten by another zombie and proceeds to transform twice as fast.
  • Double Subverted: ...only to have Alice inject him with the last of the anti-virus, which isn't enough to eradicate the virus but at least slows the transformation sequence enough to possibly find more anti-virus.
  • Parodied:
    • A side screen shows a panel of grass growing faster than John's transformation.
    • Title Card: "...Fifteen years later, John was a zombie."
  • Zig Zagged: Transformation at the Speed of Plot: Depending on the situation, victims either transform into zombies slowly or quickly.
  • Averted:
    • The transformation is finished in a matter of minutes.
    • Transformation is not a plot point.
  • Enforced: John is a character in a TV series and the writers are told they have to stretch out his transformation so he can be bitten during one Sweeps week and transform during the next.
  • Lampshaded: "Geez, when will it all be over?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: The slowness of the transformation gives John enough time to find a cure to the virus.
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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