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1The plot where the [[MacGuffin object that everyone is looking for]] turns out to have been [[HumanityEnsues transformed into a person]] (with the occasional variation of being a RobotGirl). It's usually (but not always) a girl, and is usually associated with several of the following tropes or plot elements:²²* The girl (again, it usually ''is'' a girl) initially has no memory or knowledge of what she really is.²* This leads to the TomatoInTheMirror trope.²* The hero gets to know her as a person first before discovering what she really is.²* There is conflict among the good guys over whether to keep the girl or return her to her natural state as a MacGuffin. Some see it as killing her; [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman others don't]].²* The story ends with either a [[HeroicSacrifice self sacrifice]] (if the object is vitally important) or with the girl staying a girl (if the object [[ItOnlyWorksOnce only needs to be used once]] or is only wanted by the villains).²²Girls who are sought after due to their status go under HostageMacGuffin. Girls with some mundane trait (beauty, intelligence, etc) that makes her a target go under MundaneMacGuffinPerson, while ones with a supernatural trait like a BarrierMaiden are examples of MacGuffinSuperPerson.²²Please do not include characters who are titled like objects (light, key, hope, etc.) but are not objects.²----²!!Examples²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* In ''Manga/WarcraftTheSunwellTrilogy'', farm girl Anveena is revealed to be the Sunwell, a fount of magic that a wizard transformed into a girl to keep the Undead Scourge from obtaining it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* In ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' there are at least two characters that fit this, Array (who among other things can create and absorb new bodies of virtually any type and ability, recreate them at will, and each new body has its own mind/personality that remains distinct within the original's mind when absorbed) and the title character's paternal grandmother (who was forced back into her [=MacGuffin=] form prior to the start of the series to be used by one of the Big Bad's due to her particular set of magical powers).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film]]²* In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Vision is one of the [[CosmicKeystone Infinity Stones]] given physical form by a roundabout process. [[spoiler:When Thanos arrives to recollect, he forcefully pulls the stone out of Vision's head, killing him.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Yvaine from Literature/{{Stardust}} is the fallen star that the potential heirs to the throne, the witch trio, and the protagonist all need to retrieve. Of course, we know she's a star right from her introduction, and so does everybody else. The hero was a little slow on the uptake. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* Dawn in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is an ancient energy construct called The Key who was hidden in human form by a group of mystical monks. Specifically, they made her [[TheChosenOne Buffy]]'s sister through a CosmicRetcon, so that Buffy's drive to protect her would be even stronger. [[PhysicalGod Glory]] wants to use Dawn's blood to open the doorway back to her native dimension, but the process would doom our world and possibly even every other. In the end, it turns out that [[spoiler:Dawn's human form was just created out of Buffy's blood, so Buffy can close the portal by making a HeroicSacrifice in her place]]. ²* Princess Astra in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor The Armageddon Factor]]" is the transformed sixth segment of the [[CosmicKeystone Key to Time]].²* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has several examples:²** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'''s Kengo [[ItMakesSenseInContext used to be a fidget switch]]. While he's not directly necessary for the villain's plans, he ''is'' necessary for the BigGood's, so the villain wants to kill him.²** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'''s Koyomi is the [[PublicDomainArtifact Philosopher's Stone]] and a human corpse merged into a VoodooZombie that needs regular infusions of Haruto's mana to survive. The BigBad wants her [[spoiler:to try and finish the process of reviving her]].²** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has several members of the cast who used to be video game programs before they were brought to life. Most of them are villains, but in the second act they also all double as the {{Macguffin}}s the BigBad's after, since he needs their data to create the ultimate video game.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Toys]]²* ''{{Toys/BIONICLE}}'': The Mask of Life, the [=MacGuffin=] of the 2006 and 2007 storylines, builds itself a body in the 2008 storyline to become Toa Ignika to assist the Toa Nuva on Karda Nui. [[EmergentHuman It's a little new to the whole hero business, however]], which doesn't mesh well with its extreme power.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', the character [[spoiler:Luvbi]] is a Pure Heart transformed [[spoiler:into a Nimbi]] by her parents. [[spoiler:She only became aware of her true nature at the end of Chapter 7. After that, she volunteers to revert to her true form so that Mario and the gang can continue on with their quest, though finishing the game reveals that she was later brought back as an actual Nimbi]].²* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has a partial example: [[spoiler:the seven Princesses of Heart were born human, but their hearts of pure light used to be seven of the twenty fragments of the χ-blade]].²* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Anveena Teague was the last pure energy of the [[PlaceOfPower Sunwell]], given human form by the red dragon Korialstrasz. It was supposed to just be an illusion to hide the energies but got a bit more complicated when she started developing her own emotions.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* The Princes in the Website/CollegeHumor short ''Every JRPG Ever''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', Ben and Co. realize that Eunice, the girl they found earlier in the episode, was created from Gwen's DNA and an Omnitrix prototype.²[[/folder]]

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