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Basic Trope: The MacGuffin is transformed into an individual.

  • Straight: Evulz is looking to steal Draziw's Tome of Eldritch Lore so he can Take Over the World using the highly dangerous spells contained within. To increase Evulz's difficulty in finding it, Draziw transforms the Tome into a human girl and sends it to live an unsuspecting life as a farmer in the middle of nowhere.
  • Exaggerated: Draziw bisects the Tome vertically and turns the two halves into biologically unrelated humans who are sent to live in entirely different parts of the world.
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  • Downplayed: Draziw transforms the Tome into a dragon.
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: Princess Eve has a bounty on her head. Draziw transforms her into an inanimate object without sapping her consciousness, guaranteeing that she will be unkillable until she's put back into a biological form.
  • Subverted: The Tome does not have a soul and cannot be given sapience. All Draziw can do is disguise it as a corpse.
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  • Averted: ???
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  • Exploited: The human Tome is loyal to Draziw, and he teaches it to be a patron of its own dark arts so it can kill Evulz for him.
  • Defied: ???
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  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • The Tome-turned-woman is given as much freedom and individuality as any real human. It has sex and, due to the nature of its true form, becomes pregnant with an Eldritch Abomination.
    • The Tome-turned-woman is Chaotic Evil, and kills Draziw as soon as he implies changing it back. It then becomes the ultimate Evil Sorceress thanks to not only knowing dark magic, but representing the very knowledge of dark magic.
    • In this universe, artificially created humans and objects turned into humans are given the same rights as naturally-made humans, and transforming a human into a non-sentient object without permission is considered worse than murder. Draziw (along with all other magicians) is barred from turning the Tome back to its true form, and the human Tome either does not retain or does not wish to share its knowledge, meaning the contents within it are forever lost.
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    • With Evulz at bay, the human Tome pulls off a Prince and Pauper swap right before Draziw comes to reclaim it, and he ends up transforming an Identical Stranger into a nonsensical spellbook that he later realizes is not the Tome.

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