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1[[quoteright:280:[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kylebacta_7340.jpg]]]]²²In many science-fiction works, people can recover from practically any injury after being immersed in a tank full of some kind of liquid AppliedPhlebotinum that makes them heal with shocking speed. People in them tend to be naked or barely clothed, to show how badly they're wounded and to [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged absorb all the healing juices.]]²²Subtrope of both AutoDoc and PeopleJars. Related to {{Panacea}}, HealingPotion, and HealItWithWater. May involve NanoMachines.²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* These are used in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' by Frieza's minions. They're apparently [[TotallyRadical mondo]] [[MemeticMutation cool]]!²* These kind of devices appear on the ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty'' franchise (and considering that the titular protagonist is prone to get into fights as befits her {{Superhero}} status, she ends up using them rather often).²* These are located in ''Manga/FairyTail'' used by [[TheLegionsOfHell Tartarus ]] to revive and create new [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]].²* One appears in ''Anime/AldNoahZero'' season 2. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' mythos, Ras al'Ghul has a place called the Lazarus Pit that regenerates and rejuvenates him. (It also causes temporary insanity...)²* The obscure Creator/MarvelComics vigilante/villain, Solo, heals himself after getting wounded in battle by bathing in a weird tank of green fluid.²* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has speedheal machines, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin which allow the human regenerative system to speed up]].²* ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'': A female team member recovers from a bullet wound injury in a healing vat.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': After fighting Zeruel, Rei spent an entire week in a transparent tank full of LCL, healing her body. Ritsuko spent that time observing her and resenting that she was forced to resort to old-fashioned bandages and band-aids whereas Rei had preferential treatment.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has bacta tanks, using the universal regenerative fluid containing some sort of microbe. Most famously used with Luke in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and crucial to the plot of the third and fourth novels in the Literature/XWingSeries.²* Such tanks are used in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' to heal wounded soldiers, such as when Rico gets his thigh bitten through by a bug.²* In ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' they use vats filled with paraffin wax. It's said to "[[ArtisticLicenseBiology stimulate white bloodcells]] and speeds up the process". Wounds that normally takes days to heal do so in hours.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* In the ''Literature/{{Paradox}}'' series the Chatcaava use a sort of gel to recover from wounds sustained in duels. Alliance ambassador Lisinthir spends a few days in a tank full of it after one fight with the emperor (who had to have his digestive tract re-inserted and was back on his feet that evening.)²* These show up in the ''Literature/TourOfTheMerrimack'' novels²* Used in Creator/OrsonScottCard's [[Literature/TheWorthingSaga Worthing Saga]] novel ''Hot Sleep'' (it's an inversion of the ''[[HumanPopsicle cold sleep]]'' trope, not a sexual reference) when the protagonist is being healed/reconstructed after "proving he's a survivor".²* Iliff in the ''Literature/AgentOfVega'' series by Creator/JamesHSchmitz delivers his final report from a healing vat, after his near-fatal confrontation with the BigBad of the story.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has healing vats, one of the first uses of nanotechnology. Given a few days they can regenerate limbs, and given a few weeks can grant a severed head a new body.²* Subverted in ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'', where the vats can keep the person alive, but because the victim's injuries are simply too serious (and serious injuries on a SpaceMarine would kill normal people several times over) they are instead armored, given legs and heavy weapons, and sent off to vanquish the Emperor's enemies as Dreadnoughts. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Kolto tanks (precursors to the bacta ones) appear throughout the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' series. In the first game, an entire main story quest revolves around not cutting off the Republic's supply of them. The PlayerCharacter of the second game even wakes up inside one at the start of the game.²* Kolto tanks appear again in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. Imperial characters get more than one SideQuest involving their destruction (in the Republic camps, of course)--often [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown with wounded soldiers still inside]].²* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has a few levels with tanks that can heal wounded soldiers. One level even has a mission that revolves around this.²* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has the White Magic Circulation Hub for Eternian Central Command. [[WitchWithACapitalB Victoria F. Stein]] experiences its treatments [[IllGirl regularly]]. Come ''VideoGame/BravelySecond'', [[spoiler:it's being used to keep Tiz Arrior alive with the absence of his soul]].²* [[RobotGirl Lambda-11]] from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' tends to spend her time between missions in one after being rebuilt by [[MadScientist Kokonoe]], due to her decrepit state. This isn't always a good thing though, as Kokonoe has to [[ShootTheDog give her a fair few questionable surgical operations and memory wipes]] to get her back into fighting shape.²* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Shrine of Resurrection in which Link wakes up in a vat filled with glowing blue liquid after having been OnlyMostlyDead since Calamity Ganon destroyed Hyrule.²** Though contrary to other examples, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' it takes Link a hundred years to heal up from near-fatal wounds, and it comes at the cost of his memory but also [[FountainOfYouth halts aging.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ6jisr1Nlk&list=PLSQLREUw9vwlh8bzgvZCt_WS8615trN5H One can only imagine Link's thoughts upon waking, alone, in such alien-looking environs]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* Played with in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a strip after Torg gets hit with a load of "sleep chaff" shows him in what looks like a bacta tank, then Riff states that it's actually a "bactine" tank and the only reason they can't hear him screaming is the breath mask.²* When ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'s'' powers are going critical she wakes up in one of these in Dr. Universe's lab, and smashes it open in a panic. Causing Universe to wonder about the practicality of such things.²* Most [[CloningBodyParts cloning rigs]] in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are giant tanks of water with NanoMachines that rebuild the patient's missing parts, which tend to be everything but the head.²* In the [[Webcomic/RoomiesItsWalkyJoyceAndWalky alien-related]] continuities of the ''Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}'', Martian resurrection technology consists of a tank in which a corpse is kept, which when plugged into the device causes it to regenerate fully and then return to life.²* ''Webcomic/BallerinaMafia'' shows Joel making frequent use of a [[http://www.ballerinamafia.net/index.php?pid=20130826 Nanobot healing tube.]]²* Such vats tend to be part of resurrection apparati in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' was put in one after crash-landing on the yeti world.²* In ''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Beast Wars]]'' both Maximals and Predacons have their own type of healing vat. The Maximals posses a small, airtight, one person chamber, while the Predacons use a vat that resembles a hot tub. In fact Megatron is seen bathing in one on multiple occasions, complete with a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Rubber_Ducky rubber ducky.]]²* Vilgax of ''Franchise/Ben10'' spends most of the first season inside one after the vessel carrying the Omnitrix caused his ship's bridge to explode with its counterattack. After coming out, his body was augmented with muscle enhancing implants [[CameBackStrong to make him even stronger]].²* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman has one in the Batcave. He uses it as a "hot chemical bath" (!) in "Heart of Ice" to treat a low-level thug who'd just been on the receiving end of [[HarmlessFreezing Mr. Freeze's]] [[HumanPopsicle ice-gun]]. ²* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': The title character has to rely on one stored in his hideout due to injuries and malware, staving off CriticalExistenceFailure from the damage. ²[[/folder]]²----

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