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* Inverted near the start of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' movie, where after Prickle, Goo, and Pokey accidentally [[FusionDance fuse themselves]] into a ball of clay, they get taken to a hospital where a machine is used to separate them. Notably, this entire scene was removed in the ''Director's Cut'' version.


* ''Film/TheFly'' is arguably based around an accidental version, merging a man with a fly (and later the man-fly with the teleporter itself). Many parodies and homages tend to fall into this trope by having multiple "mixings" take place.

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* ''Film/TheFly'' (both the 1958 and 1986 versions) is arguably based around an accidental version, merging a man with a fly (and later the man-fly with the teleporter itself). Many parodies and homages tend to fall into this trope by having multiple "mixings" take place.


* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 8 (''[=JoJolion=]''), the Wall Eyes are a geological phenomenon that have this effect on objects buried in the ground near them. One character demonstrates this by burying a lemon and an orange, then digging them up and cutting them to reveal that they've swapped segments. [[spoiler:Later it's revealed that this has nothing to do with the Wall Eyes, and the ground has had this property for generations. It's also responsible for the creation of protagonist Josuke Higashikata, who's the merger of two men, Yoshikage Kira and Josefumi Kujo.]]

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Part 8 (''[=JoJolion=]''), ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureJojolion'', the Wall Eyes are a geological phenomenon that have this effect on objects buried in the ground near them. One character demonstrates this by burying a lemon and an orange, then digging them up and cutting them to reveal that they've swapped segments. [[spoiler:Later it's revealed that this has nothing to do with the Wall Eyes, and the ground has had this property for generations. It's also responsible for the creation of protagonist Josuke Higashikata, who's the merger of two men, Yoshikage Kira and Josefumi Kujo.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has Cubits, a special ore collected by the Mixels, which allows them to create their [[FusionDance Mixes, Maxes, and Murps]] in the first place. All it takes is at least two Mixels that share the color scheme of the Cubit (or a Rainbow Cubit, which can be used by any tribe in any way), and a single touch from each, and they'll become a new combination.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has Cubits, a special ore collected by the Mixels, which allows them to create their [[FusionDance Mixes, Maxes, and Murps]] in the first place. All it takes is at least two Mixels that share the color scheme of the Cubit (or a Rainbow Cubit, which can be used by any tribe in any way), and a single touch from each, and they'll become a new combination. The game ''Calling All Mixels'' reveals that Cubits can be used to merge items together as well, mainly to create new Cubit collectors or defense stations for the collectors.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' has Cubits, a special ore collected by the Mixels, which allows them to create their [[FusionDance Mixes, Maxes, and Murps]] in the first place. All it takes is at least two Mixels that share the color scheme of the Cubit (or a Rainbow Cubit, which can be used by any tribe in any way), and a single touch from each, and they'll become a new combination.


* ''Film/TheFly'' is arguably based around an accidental version. Many parodies and homages tend to fall into this trope by having multiple "mixings" take place.

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* ''Film/TheFly'' is arguably based around an accidental version.version, merging a man with a fly (and later the man-fly with the teleporter itself). Many parodies and homages tend to fall into this trope by having multiple "mixings" take place.


* In ''VideoGame/PsychonautsInTheRhombusOfRuin'', Raz encounters a device in a crashed alien spaceship that can split and merge objects.



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' had an episode where a corrupted game fused Megabyte with a containment unit filled with liquid energy. It turned him into a Megatruck.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' had an episode where a corrupted game fused Megabyte with a containment unit filled with liquid energy. It turned him into a Megatruck.Megatruck, and the game just happened to be a pastiche of ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior''.


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Basically it's a device that fuses multiple objects together, kind of like FusionDance. Works by either shooting a beam or placing the objects into a machine. May also work in reverse. Sometimes, the effect is unintentional and probably not the main purpose of the device; TeleportersAndTransporters are particularly prone to becoming Merging Machines when [[TeleporterAccident something goes wrong]], especially in cases such as TeleFrag.

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Basically it's a device that fuses multiple objects together, kind of like FusionDance. Works by either shooting a beam or placing the objects into a machine. May also work in reverse. Sometimes, the effect is [[MergingMistake unintentional and probably not the main purpose of the device; device]]; TeleportersAndTransporters are particularly prone to becoming Merging Machines when [[TeleporterAccident something goes wrong]], especially in cases such as TeleFrag.


May be involved in ItemCrafting.

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ItemCrafting. This may be the source of MixAndMatchCritters, MixAndMatchMan and (sometimes) NinjaPirateZombieRobot.

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* Mocked in ''VideoGame/NoTimeToExplain'' for the final level. One of the Yous suggests wielding both the beam cannon and the shotgun at the same time to enable a DoubleJump, and this is somehow taken by one of the other Yous to fuse that You and Stunt Man You into one being who wields both. The fused character's profile page is even him ''screaming in agony''.


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* One of the ChooseYourOwnAdventure books based off of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' called "Monster Mix-Up" used this as its primary gimmick. Bowser has a device called the Monster Mixer, which looks like a [[http://www.mariowiki.com/File:Mix.jpg giant flying egg-beater]], that he uses to fuse his minions together into more dangerous troops. The ending has Princess Peach consider unfusing them with a device based upon a soup strainer.
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In the ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate "Manos" The Hands of Fate]]'' episode, Joel's invention exchange is the Cartuner, a device that takes two newspaper comicstrips and combines them into something funnier than the source material. ''"Comicstrip/{{Ziggy}} had Comicstrip/{{Garfield}} neutered?!"''

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': In the ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate "Manos" The Hands of Fate]]'' episode, Joel's invention exchange is the Cartuner, a device that takes two newspaper comicstrips comic strips and combines them into something funnier than the source material. ''"Comicstrip/{{Ziggy}} had Comicstrip/{{Garfield}} neutered?!"''



* In ''[[ForgottenRealms Tymora's Luck]]'' tinker gnomes and two gods made a "fusion chamber".

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* In ''[[ForgottenRealms ''[[VideoGame/ForgottenRealms Tymora's Luck]]'' tinker gnomes and two gods made a "fusion chamber".



* The ''AceVentura'' animated series had an episode based around [[WholePlotReference a scientist whose teleporter combined him with a fly.]] Later in the episode [[spoiler:Ace is combined with Spike]].

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* The ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' animated series had an episode based around [[WholePlotReference a scientist whose teleporter combined him with a fly.]] Later in the episode [[spoiler:Ace is combined with Spike]].



* One Treehouse of Horror episode from ''TheSimpsons'', where after Homer buys a matter transporter from Professor Frink (and uses it around the house to save him walking from one room to another... though it takes more effort to move the transporter booths), Bart uses it to fuse with a fly, hoping it will give him superpowers. But instead of Brundlefly, he gets the 1958 Fly (Bart with a fly head, the fly with Bart's).

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* One Treehouse of Horror episode from ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where after Homer buys a matter transporter from Professor Frink (and uses it around the house to save him walking from one room to another... though it takes more effort to move the transporter booths), Bart uses it to fuse with a fly, hoping it will give him superpowers. But instead of Brundlefly, he gets the 1958 Fly (Bart with a fly head, the fly with Bart's).

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* Played with in ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', where, at the end, the three {{Player Character}}s have to use a single Chron-O-John to travel through time, chasing the Purple Tentacle. They come out apparently fused into a single monstrosity with three heads. Later, Dr. Fred uses an X-ray machine to scan them, revealing that they're all separate people stuck in a single shirt. Embarrassed, they separate.


* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': the Spear of Fusion, which can also be used in reverse.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': the Spear of Fusion, which can also be used in reverse.

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