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* In the ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect'' crossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', one of the characters has RapeAsBackstory. Some of the plot is spent on her recovery from it and her old life as a hedonistic, spoiled RichBitch into a helpful, if quiet person with unexpected knowledge in useful areas. In reality, given what is both implied and shown such a process would take ''far'' longer than the year or so of in-story time that passes. Her therapist even lampshades this high-speed change, essentially discussing the trope without naming it.

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* In the ''StarWars''[=/=]''MassEffect'' ''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''Franchise/MassEffect'' crossover ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', one of the characters has RapeAsBackstory. Some of the plot is spent on her recovery from it and her old life as a hedonistic, spoiled RichBitch into a helpful, if quiet person with unexpected knowledge in useful areas. In reality, given what is both implied and shown such a process would take ''far'' longer than the year or so of in-story time that passes. Her therapist even lampshades this high-speed change, essentially discussing the trope without naming it.


* The gestation period of xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series. [[Film/{{Alien}} The first film]] has several hours between the victim getting attacked by the facehugger to the chestburster leaping out, and another several-hour interval before the xenomorph matures. In ''Film/AVPAliensVsPredator'', a group of people is implanted and the temple is swarming with mature xenomorphs in a matter of minutes.

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* The gestation period of xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series. [[Film/{{Alien}} The first film]] has several hours between the victim getting attacked by the facehugger to the chestburster leaping out, and another several-hour interval before the xenomorph matures. In ''Film/AVPAliensVsPredator'', ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', a group of people is implanted and the temple is swarming with mature xenomorphs in a matter of minutes.


This usually means that any effect that has already been established to occur or progress at a certain fixed rate or timeframe will suddenly progress much faster if it reoccurs later. In more {{egregious}} cases, {{Headscratchers/Headscratchers}} can ensue -- why is the latest vampire victim-of-the-week crawling out of her grave not twelve hours after their burial, when vampires are supposed to wait three days before rising from the dead?

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This usually means that any effect that has already been established to occur or progress at a certain fixed rate or timeframe will suddenly progress much faster if it reoccurs later. In more {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} cases, {{Headscratchers/Headscratchers}} can ensue -- why is the latest vampire victim-of-the-week crawling out of her grave not twelve hours after their burial, when vampires are supposed to wait three days before rising from the dead?


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* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' are [[CursedWithAwesome made into l'Cie]] by [[PhysicalGod the fal'Cie Anima]]: their Focus mandates that they must [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy Cocoon]], or else transform into [[OurZombiesAreDifferent mindless, shambling Cie'th]]. Each of them bears a brand that acts as a timer, indicating how long they have left: however, the importance of this time limit is inversely proportional to how determined the protagonists are to ScrewDestiny. [[spoiler: In the end, [[RedHerring it never actually comes into play:]] the protagonists are ''apparently'' transformed into Cie'th during the final confrontation, but it turns out to be just an illusion created by [[BigBad Barthandelus]] to drive [[SixthRanger Fang]] over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* In the Adventure Mode of ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', the first cutscene depicts Mario and Kirby transforming from trophies to their animate forms toe-to-head. After that, any time a character is revived from his or her trophy state, the transformation is a simple white flash on the screen. If the trophy in question was lying on its side when it happens (which is most often), the character is then shown either getting up or already standing.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', Ben is scratched by a creature who has been identified as [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the Yenaldooshi]] by a Character Of The Week, and spends half of the episode slowly becoming more and more like it. In the end, it's revealed that it was really nothing more than an alien wolf-like creature, and the transformation was due to a quirk of the Omnitrix that allows it to learn and mimic the form of any alien that touches it. Every other time this ability comes into play in later episodes, the form is added automatically and the transformation is as quick as Ben's usual shape-changing.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'', Ben is scratched by a creature who has been identified as [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the Yenaldooshi]] by a Character Of The Week, and spends half of the episode slowly becoming more and more like it. In the end, it's revealed that it was really nothing more than an alien wolf-like creature, and the transformation was due to a quirk of the Omnitrix that allows it to learn and mimic the form of any alien that touches it. Every other time this ability comes into play in later episodes, the form is added automatically and the transformation is as quick as Ben's usual shape-changing.




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* The protagonists of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' are [[CursedWithAwesome made into l'Cie]] by [[PhysicalGod the fal'Cie Anima]]: their Focus mandates that they must [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy Cocoon]], or else transform into [[OurZombiesAreDifferent mindless, shambling Cie'th]]. Each of them bears a brand that acts as a timer, indicating how long they have left: however, the importance of this time limit is inversely proportional to how determined the protagonists are to ScrewDestiny. [[spoiler: In the end, [[RedHerring it never actually comes into play:]] the protagonists are ''apparently'' transformed into Cie'th during the final confrontation, but it turns out to be just an illusion created by [[BigBad Barthandelus]] to drive [[SixthRanger Fang]] over the DespairEventHorizon.]]
* In the Adventure Mode of ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', the first cutscene depicts Mario and Kirby transforming from trophies to their animate forms toe-to-head. After that, any time a character is revived from his or her trophy state, the transformation is a simple white flash on the screen. If the trophy in question was lying on its side when it happens (which is most often), the character is then shown either getting up or already standing.

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This usually means that any effect that has already been established to occur or progress at a certain fixed rate or timeframe will suddenly progress much faster if it reoccurs later. In more {{egregious}} cases, {{Headscratchers}} can ensue -- why is the latest vampire victim-of-the-week crawling out of her grave not twelve hours after their burial, when vampires are supposed to wait three days before rising from the dead?

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This usually means that any effect that has already been established to occur or progress at a certain fixed rate or timeframe will suddenly progress much faster if it reoccurs later. In more {{egregious}} cases, {{Headscratchers}} {{Headscratchers/Headscratchers}} can ensue -- why is the latest vampire victim-of-the-week crawling out of her grave not twelve hours after their burial, when vampires are supposed to wait three days before rising from the dead?


* The Drow elves in ''ForgottenRealms''. It was established in Drizz'ts' [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy origin trilogy]] that it took him ''months'' to adjust to surface daylight; later drow stories would have them up and about in the sun sometimes almost immediately.

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* The Drow elves in ''ForgottenRealms''.''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''. It was established in Drizz'ts' [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy origin trilogy]] that it took him ''months'' to adjust to surface daylight; later drow stories would have them up and about in the sun sometimes almost immediately.



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* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kuzco's potion-induced transformation happens gradually, with his body parts becoming that of a llama's one by one. However, every other transformation in the film occurs instantly in a puff of smoke. The former case can be justified a bit, as Kronk mixed the potion with water while preparing it, which probably diluted it and weakened its effects.
** Both the gradual and instant varieties also occur in [[WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool the TV series]].


* In the pilot of Stargate: SG 1 the team finds a long list of stargate addresses, but since the stargates have drifted since the list was put down, they have to be re-calculated by their computer. Carter states that with this process they can discover two or three new stargates a month.

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* In the pilot of Stargate: SG 1 ''Series/StargateSG1'' the team finds a long list of stargate addresses, but since the stargates have drifted since the list was put down, they have to be re-calculated by their computer. Carter states that with this process they can discover two or three new stargates a month.


* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', mostly in the Broadway musical. The curse has the enchanged objects becoming less human (since, being onstage, they are life-size and somewhat human). This has been happening for ten years, and suddenly they're on the brink of transformation a few days after Belle's arrival.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', mostly in the Broadway musical. The curse has the enchanged objects becoming less human (since, being onstage, they are life-size and somewhat human). This has been happening for ten years, and suddenly they're on the brink of transformation a few days after Belle's arrival.



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* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', mostly in the Broadway musical. The curse has the enchanged objects becoming less human (since, being onstage, they are life-size and somewhat human). This has been happening for ten years, and suddenly they're on the brink of transformation a few days after Belle's arrival.


* In "Can I Keep It?" on ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', Little Princess's tadpole is shown to have transformed into a frog overnight and visually in the space of about 10-15 seconds. When Little Princess awakes, she believes that the awful creature, which she doesn't recognize as a frog, has eaten her "Taddy." In real life, tadpoles slowly grow legs and gain frog-like features.

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* In "Can I Keep It?" on ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', Little Princess's tadpole is shown to have transformed into a frog overnight and visually in the space of about 10-15 seconds. When Little Princess awakes, [[MistakenForOwnMurderer she believes that the awful creature, which she doesn't recognize as a frog, has eaten her "Taddy." "]] In real life, tadpoles slowly grow legs and gain frog-like features.


* The gestation period of xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series. [[Film/{{Alien}} The first film]] has several hours between the victim getting attacked by the facehugger to the chestburster leaping out, and another several-hour interval before the xenomorph matures. In ''Film/AliensVsPredator'', a group of people is implanted and the temple is swarming with mature xenomorphs in a matter of minutes.

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* The gestation period of xenomorphs in the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series. [[Film/{{Alien}} The first film]] has several hours between the victim getting attacked by the facehugger to the chestburster leaping out, and another several-hour interval before the xenomorph matures. In ''Film/AliensVsPredator'', ''Film/AVPAliensVsPredator'', a group of people is implanted and the temple is swarming with mature xenomorphs in a matter of minutes.


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* In "Can I Keep It?" on ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', Little Princess's tadpole is shown to have transformed into a frog overnight and visually in the space of about 10-15 seconds. When Little Princess awakes, she believes that the awful creature, which she doesn't recognize as a frog, has eaten her "Taddy." In real life, tadpoles slowly grow legs and gain frog-like features.

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