The Changing is a state of very painful unconsciousness that occurs immediately after a person is stung by a Griever. Gladers who go through the Changing are prone to hallucinations and seizures. Their physical attributes often include greenish, prominent veins, a case of hives, and self-inflicted bruises and scratches. A particular attribute of interest is bloodshot eyes. After the Changing, the person gets back some of the memories that were wiped before he came into the Glade. These memories are often fleeting, as most, such as Gally, only recall bits and pieces of what had transpired in the past. Most of the memories are horrible, causing some people to go insane after the changing, such as Ben who had attempted to murder Thomas during the changing. Everyone who has gone through the changing has seen Thomas and Teresa with the creators helping them with the maze, except for Thomas himself.
Benefits and Uses Edit
In the Maze Runner, Thomas purposefully gets stung by a Griever to go through The Changing, and retrieve memories. Those memories are then used to help the Gladers escape The Maze, but for that to happen he has to take the serum.