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23rd Aug '16 8:43:37 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* ''Literature/StormlightArchive'' features Soulcasting, courtesy of either a specific kind of artifact, or one of the two kinds of Surgebinding magic that have access to the ability. It's generally used to turn objects into other objects, such as rocks into food, wood into metal (handy for trade with a culture that has great reverence for stone and views mining as horrible blasphemy), or reshaping stone to make buildings. It can also be used on people, to horrifyingly lethal effect.

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* ''Literature/StormlightArchive'' ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' features Soulcasting, courtesy of either a specific kind of artifact, or one of the two kinds of Surgebinding magic that have access to the ability. It's generally used to turn objects into other objects, such as rocks into food, wood into metal (handy for trade with a culture that has great reverence for stone and views mining as horrible blasphemy), or reshaping stone to make buildings. It can also be used on people, to horrifyingly lethal effect.
23rd Aug '16 8:43:07 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* ''Literature/StormlightArchive'' features Soulcasting, courtesy of either a specific kind of artifact, or one of the two kinds of Surgebinding magic that have access to the ability. It's generally used to turn objects into other objects, such as rocks into food, wood into metal (handy for trade with a culture that has great reverence for stone and views mining as horrible blasphemy), or reshaping stone to make buildings. It can also be used on people, to horrifyingly lethal effect.
16th Aug '16 2:43:59 PM Ichigogo
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* ''[[Literature/OctoberDaye Rosemary and Rue]]'' begins with Toby being turned into a fish by the [[FairFolk Unseelie]] kidnappers she was tracking, and left in a koi pond at the Golden Gate Park Japanese Garden. It takes fourteen years for the spell to wear off.

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* ''[[Literature/OctoberDaye Rosemary and Rue]]'' begins with Toby being turned into a fish by the [[FairFolk Unseelie]] kidnappers she was tracking, and left in a koi pond at the Golden Gate Park Japanese Garden. It takes fourteen years for the spell to wear off.
10th Aug '16 6:52:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Happens in a few ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' arcs involving virtual reality:
** In the virtual Nightmare arc, Honda was turned into a robot monkey, and prolonged time as one started to erode his humanty. Fortunately, as it wasn't his true body, he reverted to normal after emerging from the VR world.
** A similar curse was used on Sho and Kenzan in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', who were trapped in a virtual world with Sho turned into a bus (the CuteMachine type) and Kenzan into a T-Rex. [[spoiler: Kenzan would assume the same form voluntarily in the SeasonFinale to help destroy the villain's DoomsdayDevice.]]



** And once Peewit was transformed into a talking dog.

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** And once Peewit was transformed into a talking dog. Also turned the son of a visiting king into a chicken, the plot of the episode finding and turning him back before his dad - who was there ''very'' reluctantly to discuss a treaty - found out.
8th Aug '16 3:58:44 AM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''[='=] Lulu loves to leverage her powers of legerdemain against her litigants. Alliteration aside, she turns her opponents into small woodland creatures.

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''[='=] ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
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Lulu loves to leverage her powers of legerdemain against her litigants. Alliteration aside, she turns her opponents into small woodland creatures.creatures with her "Whimsy" power.
** Annie's teddy bear Tibbers is actually a ferocious shadow bear that's been polymorphed into a harmless toy. It proves to be not-so-harmless when Annie unleashes her ultimate ability and brings Tibbers back to life to attack her enemies.
3rd Aug '16 3:15:42 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Back in TheSixties Supergirl owned a sapient horse with magical powers named Comet. As he described to her telepathically, he was originally a centaur in ancient Greece named Biron. The witch Circe gave him a potion to turn him fully human after he prevented an evil sorcerer poisoning her water, but by mistake made him fully horse instead due to the Sorcerer. Later, after meeting Supergirl, he went on a mission with her to the planet Zerox, where a magic spell was cast that turned him into a human, but only while a comet passes through the solar system he is in. As a human, he adopted the identity of "Bronco" Bill Starr, a rodeo trick-rider.
29th Jul '16 10:46:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LandsOfLore II: The Guardians of Destiny'' has Luther, protagonist and son of the original game's big bad. He's cursed to have uncontrollable transformations between his human form, a hulking beast, and a tiny swift creature. Over the course of the game, he finds a means to control these transformations.
** However, Luther's transformations are anything ''but'' baleful. His beast form, while large and slow, grants super-strength, allowing him to push otherwise immovable objects out of the way, while his lizard form grants awesome magical abilities.

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* ''LandsOfLore ''VideoGame/LandsOfLore II: The Guardians of Destiny'' has Luther, protagonist and son of the original game's big bad. He's cursed to have uncontrollable transformations between his human form, a hulking beast, and a tiny swift creature. Over the course of the game, he finds a means to control these transformations.
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transformations. However, Luther's transformations are anything ''but'' baleful. His beast form, while large and slow, grants super-strength, allowing him to push otherwise immovable objects out of the way, while his lizard form grants awesome magical abilities.
29th Jul '16 2:43:40 AM zequeins
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* ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' had ''fun'' with this. One princess found a frog in the forest with a sign saying 'Kiss Me'. She did so, and the frog [[spoiler:turned into a bear that immediately mauled her.]] The whole thing was apparently a practical joke. But she got the last laugh by bringing a frog, kissed it, and threw it to the pranksters [[spoiler:where it immediately turned back into a crocodile mid-air.]]
26th Jul '16 8:41:04 PM PaulA
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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' makes a spell to shift another person involuntarily rather difficult, and making shifting yourself perfectly easy, but running a very real risk of forgetting how... and why... to shift out of the other form.

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* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series makes a spell to shift another person involuntarily rather difficult, and making shifting yourself perfectly easy, but running a very real risk of forgetting how... and why... to shift out of the other form.
25th Jul '16 7:01:42 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Dr. Facilier''' giving some fine print, ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', "[[VillainSong Friends on the Other Side]]"

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-->-- '''Dr. Facilier''' giving some fine print, Facilier''', ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', "[[VillainSong Friends on the Other Side]]"



Whether or not a Baleful Polymorph is effective against a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er varies, depending on whether or not it also imposes a ShapeshifterModeLock--otherwise the shapeshifter can just transform themselves back to normal, or at least something else. Thus, it is a subtrope of [[{{curse}} curses.]]

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Whether or not a Baleful Polymorph is effective against a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er varies, depending on whether or not it also imposes a ShapeshifterModeLock--otherwise ShapeshifterModeLock -- otherwise the shapeshifter can just transform themselves back to normal, or at least something else. Thus, it is a subtrope of [[{{curse}} curses.]]



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** The villain Captain Ginyu (who has the ability to switch bodies with his opponents) is defeated when he is tricked into switching bodies with an ordinary, powerless Namekian frog. When the planet he is on explodes he is transported along with everybody else to Earth, and stays on Earth, along with the frog now inhabiting his old body, until the planet is destroyed by Kid Buu. In an anime filler, he manages to switch bodies with Bulma, but is soon forced back into his frog body.
** In the final saga, Majin Buu regularly turned people into candy to eat them and absorb their powers. Eventually, he even turns Vegito into a candy ball. [[SubvertedTrope Said candy proceeds to kick Buu's ass]] ([[Funny/DragonBallZ while the audience' laugh theirs off]]). Buu, considering Vegito to be even more dangerous as what basically amounts to an absurdly powerful living bullet,[[note]]Note that reducing the surface area of an object while not reducing the force it exerts increases the pressure, hence doing more damage. Yay, physics![[/note]] decides to change him back. Now ''that's'' entertainment.
--> ''"I'm no ordinary candy! I'm a jawbreaker, the strongest candy there is!"''

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** The villain Captain Ginyu (who has the ability to switch bodies with his opponents) is defeated when he is tricked into switching bodies with an ordinary, powerless Namekian frog. When the planet he is on explodes explodes, he is transported along with everybody else to Earth, and stays on Earth, along with the frog now inhabiting his old body, until the planet is destroyed by Kid Buu. In an anime filler, he manages to switch bodies with Bulma, but is soon forced back into his frog body.
** In the final saga, Majin Buu regularly turned turns people into candy to eat them and absorb their powers. Eventually, he even turns Vegito into a candy ball. [[SubvertedTrope Said candy proceeds to kick Buu's ass]] ([[Funny/DragonBallZ while the audience' laugh theirs off]]). Buu, considering Vegito to be even more dangerous as what basically amounts to an absurdly powerful living bullet,[[note]]Note that reducing the surface area of an object while not reducing the force it exerts increases the pressure, hence doing more damage. Yay, physics![[/note]] decides to change him back. Now ''that's'' entertainment.
--> ''"I'm --->'''Vegito:''' I'm no ordinary candy! I'm a jawbreaker, the strongest candy there is!"''is!



** Ash Ketchum gets turned into a Pikachu at the end of an episode thanks to a rather careless magic spell coming from a CuteWitch they've been helping. [[CursedWithAwesome Luckily for him]] it only lasts for a while, and he seems to be thrilled to be able to freely play with his Poks. (Unluckily for the audience, we barely see him do anything in this time--the next episode starts with him returning to his human form).
** Pokemon also had Sabrina, who while suffering from Literal Split Personality turned some people [[AndIMustScream into dolls]] with her psychic powers.
* Inverted in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''--Ahiru is actually a duck to ''begin'' with and gets turned into a human girl, but certain circumstances will cause her to revert to duck form...
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', natch. While many of the springs can be CursedWithAwesome or BlessedWithSuck dependent only upon your feelings towards that curse and the situations of your life (Boy/Girl, Panda, Child, etc), the various little animal springs (like Cat, Duck and Pig) lean pretty heavily towards BlessedWithSuck. Especially seeing as how other springs include [[OneWingedAngel Yeti-Riding-Ox-Carrying-Crane-and-Eel]] and [[PhysicalGod Ashura]].

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** Ash Ketchum gets turned into a Pikachu at the end of an episode thanks to a rather careless magic spell coming from a CuteWitch they've been helping. [[CursedWithAwesome Luckily for him]] it only lasts for a while, and he seems to be thrilled to be able to freely play with his Poks. (Unluckily for the audience, we barely see him do anything in this time--the time -- the next episode starts with him returning to his human form).
** Pokemon ''Pokémon'' also had has Sabrina, who while suffering from Literal Split Personality turned turns some people [[AndIMustScream into dolls]] with her psychic powers.
* In ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team'' (an adaptation of the below-mentioned ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''), a boy named Ginji falls asleep and wakes up in another world turned into a Torchic. It ends with him inexplicably turning back into a human. The manga keeps it vague if his adventure was a dream or not.
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Inverted in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''--Ahiru ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. Ahiru is actually a duck to ''begin'' with and gets turned into a human girl, but certain circumstances will cause her to revert to duck form...
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', natch. While many of the springs can be CursedWithAwesome or BlessedWithSuck dependent only upon your feelings towards that curse and the situations of your life (Boy/Girl, Panda, Child, etc), etc.), the various little animal springs (like Cat, Duck and Pig) lean pretty heavily towards BlessedWithSuck. Especially seeing as how other springs include [[OneWingedAngel Yeti-Riding-Ox-Carrying-Crane-and-Eel]] and [[PhysicalGod Ashura]].



* This trope is central to the plot of the [[{{Hentai}} ero-manga]] ''Tentacle Lovers'', wherein a young man is turned into a [[BreadEggsMilkSquick small, cute tentacle monster]] after a foreign princess botches a summoning spell. Played with by the end, wherein the Princess managed to make a ''new'' body for the protagonist, and transfers his soul into it. However, because it was designed from her memory (and the two had several MateOrDie moments), his new form was a bit more... [[BiggerIsBetterInBed endowed]]... than it used to be.

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* This trope is central to the plot of the [[{{Hentai}} ero-manga]] ''Tentacle Lovers'', wherein a young man is turned into a [[BreadEggsMilkSquick small, cute tentacle monster]] after a foreign princess botches a summoning spell. Played with by the end, wherein the Princess managed manages to make a ''new'' body for the protagonist, and transfers his soul into it. However, because it was designed from her memory (and the two had several MateOrDie moments), his new form was a bit more... [[BiggerIsBetterInBed endowed]]... than it used to be.



* In ''Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team'' (an adaptation of the below-mentioned ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''), a boy named Ginji falls asleep and wakes up in another world turned into a Torchic. It ends with him inexplicably turning back into a human. The manga keeps it vague if his adventure was a dream or not.



* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a ''lot'' of these. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=108863 Ovinomancer]] later got a reprint and shout-outs in the [[NostalgiaLevel Time Spiral block]] in the form of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=126212 Ovinize]] (Transforms target into a sheep) and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129015 Pongify]] (Transforms target into a giant ape). Shadowmoor has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=157401 Snakeform]] (Transforms target into a snake). Unglued has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5822 Fowl Play]](Transforms target into a chicken). Mechanically similar "restraining" cards can instead represent [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5702 a new state of mind]] or magical bindings. There are a few cards that turn the target into something [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=389683 nonliving.]] Some polymorphs can be undone (enchantments that can be destroyed), others are permanent (because they remove the original creature from the game and replace it with something else).

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a ''lot'' of these. these.
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[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=108863 Ovinomancer]] later got a reprint and shout-outs in the [[NostalgiaLevel Time Spiral block]] in the form of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=126212 Ovinize]] (Transforms target into a sheep) and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129015 Pongify]] (Transforms target into a giant ape). Shadowmoor has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=157401 Snakeform]] (Transforms target into a snake). Unglued has [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5822 Fowl Play]](Transforms target into a chicken). Mechanically similar "restraining" cards can instead represent [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5702 a new state of mind]] or magical bindings. There are a few cards that turn the target into something [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=389683 nonliving.]] Some polymorphs can be undone (enchantments that can be destroyed), others are permanent (because they remove the original creature from the game and replace it with something else).



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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** When Calvin and Hobbes use the Transmogrifier, like most of their cardboard box technology, it never turns out well. This might be why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' used the word as well in the above song lyric.
** Calvin was once turned into an owl by the Transmogrifier Gun, but accepted it when he realized that he wouldn't have to go to school. He was actually disappointed when the transmogrification wore off.
** Calvin once used it to turn himself into a tiger, he ended up looking like a shorter Hobbes

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[[folder:Comedy]]
* German comedian Creator/{{Otto}} once told the story of Susi Sorglos, whose hairdryer claimed to be a transformed prince. This turned out to be a lie, it was actually a transformed razor.
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[[folder:Comic Books ]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** When Calvin and Hobbes use the Transmogrifier, like most of their cardboard box technology, it never turns out well. This might be why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' used the word as well in the above song lyric.
** Calvin was once turned into an owl by the Transmogrifier Gun, but accepted it when he realized that he wouldn't have to go to school. He was actually disappointed when the transmogrification wore off.
** Calvin once used it to turn himself into a tiger, he ended up looking like a shorter Hobbes
Books]]



* In ''Transfer of Power'', ComicBook/TheAuthority's punishment for the superpowered monster that attacks them (depowered back into a hick) is to take him back home and change him into a flock of chickens. Just as the local bar turns out and the locals decide [[BlackComedyRape chickens are acceptable sexual partners]]. "Do you remember when heroes just used to take bad guys to jail?" (In this case, the reason they didn't is because the hick was empowered by G7. Yes, the seven wealthiest governments in the world. His jail stint would have been shorter than Paris Hilton's.)
** Worse, actually: the locals are actually his brothers, who had just been complaining about a lack of anything to eat.
* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' comics, cheating on her boyfriend Kenny (who is a type of demon called a Thrice-wise) earns Dawn a three-fold curse. The first turns into a giant (well, at least she got to stomp Tokyo and fight a giant robot version of herself), a centaur (uh, gave Xander a ride...) and a doll. (Apologizing to Kenny eventually breaks the curse. He claims that the final stage of the curse turns a victim into a fire slug, but he intended to lift it himself before that happened.)
* In the comic book ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', the realm Prince Charming came from had its fair share of cursed folks being turned into all sorts of talking animals. Of course, marriage to royalty would reverse the curse. King and Queen Charming disposed of the more troublesome ones by summoning the cook...

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* In ''Transfer of Power'', ComicBook/TheAuthority's punishment for the superpowered monster that attacks them (depowered back into a hick) is to take him back home and change him into a flock of chickens. Just as the local bar turns out and the locals decide [[BlackComedyRape chickens are acceptable sexual partners]]. "Do you remember when heroes just used to take bad guys to jail?" (In this case, the reason they didn't is because the hick was empowered by G7. Yes, the seven wealthiest governments in the world. His jail stint would have been shorter than Paris Hilton's.)
** Worse, actually:
) Worse: the locals are actually his brothers, who had just been complaining about a lack of anything to eat.
* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comics, cheating on her boyfriend Kenny (who is a type of demon called a Thrice-wise) earns Dawn a three-fold curse. The first turns into a giant (well, at least she got to stomp Tokyo and fight a giant robot version of herself), a centaur (uh, gave Xander a ride...) and a doll. (Apologizing to Kenny eventually breaks the curse. He claims that the final stage of the curse turns a victim into a fire slug, but he intended to lift it himself before that happened.)
* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'':
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In the comic book ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'', book, the realm Prince Charming came from had its fair share of cursed folks being turned into all sorts of talking animals. Of course, marriage to royalty would reverse the curse. King and Queen Charming disposed of the more troublesome ones by summoning the cook...



* During the ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' tie-in ''Day of Vengeance'', ComicBook/TheSpectre turns ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger into a rat, since he wasn't powerful enough to kill him.
** This is The Spectre's general specialty, with origins as a method of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting murder past the Comics Code Authority]]. Generally, the polymorph is such that the transformed person gets killed or destroyed horribly in such a way as to make ordinary murder seem pleasant... but because it wasn't a human (or, often, a living thing) getting horrifically murdered, its OK!
* In some of the Witch Hazel stories in ComicStrip/LittleLulu, Hazel often transforms Lulu (or a nameless girl who is drawn as Lulu) into various things, such as a cat, a parrot, a monkey, a mermaid, a mouse (twice), and even a water pipe!

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* During the ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' tie-in ''Day of Vengeance'', ComicBook/TheSpectre turns ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger into a rat, since he wasn't powerful enough to kill him.
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him. This is The Spectre's general specialty, with origins as a method of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting murder past the Comics Code Authority]]. Generally, the polymorph is such that the transformed person gets killed or destroyed horribly in such a way as to make ordinary murder seem pleasant... but because it wasn't a human (or, often, a living thing) getting horrifically murdered, its OK!
* In some of the Witch Hazel stories in ComicStrip/LittleLulu, Hazel often transforms Lulu (or a nameless girl who is drawn as Lulu) into various things, such as a cat, a parrot, a monkey, a mermaid, a mouse (twice), and even a water pipe!
OK!



* The mutant Masque of the sewer-dwelling [[ComicBook/XMen Morlocks]] can alter the flesh of anyone he touches, in pretty much any way he can imagine; and he has a ''very'' twisted imagination.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': The mutant Masque of the sewer-dwelling [[ComicBook/XMen Morlocks]] Morlocks can alter the flesh of anyone he touches, in pretty much any way he can imagine; and he has a ''very'' twisted imagination.



* [[SequenceBreaking Exploited]] by Brian in the ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' a few times.
* One {{Mickey Mouse}} comic had a witch turn Minnie into a lamb by tricking her into eating an enchanted fig.
* ''[[TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures Witch Girls]]'' has this occur several times in its comics, notably with Lucinda Nightbane turning a couple of muggers into a frog and fly, and another in which she turns a bully into a two-headed rabbit who she releases into the world to breed.

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* [[SequenceBreaking Exploited]] by Brian in the ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' a few times.
* One {{Mickey Mouse}} ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}'' comic had a witch turn Minnie into a lamb by tricking her into eating an enchanted fig.
* ''[[TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures Witch Girls]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Witch Girls|Tales}}'' has this occur several times in its comics, notably with Lucinda Nightbane turning a couple of muggers into a frog and fly, and another in which she turns a bully into a two-headed rabbit who she releases into the world to breed.



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[[folder: Fairy [[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'':
** When Calvin and Hobbes use the Transmogrifier, like most of their cardboard box technology, it never turns out well. This might be why ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' used the word as well in the above song lyric.
** Calvin is once turned into an owl by the Transmogrifier Gun, but accepts it when he realizes that he won't have to go to school. He is actually disappointed when the transmogrification wears off.
** Calvin once uses it to turn himself into a tiger; he ends up looking like a shorter Hobbes.
* In some of the Witch Hazel stories in ''ComicStrip/LittleLulu'', Hazel often transforms Lulu (or a nameless girl who is drawn as Lulu) into various things, such as a cat, a parrot, a monkey, a mermaid, a mouse (twice), and even a water pipe!
* [[SequenceBreaking Exploited]] by Brian in the ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' a few times.
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[[folder:Fairy
Tales]]



* In the ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}}'' fanfiction MoonDaughter, Annabeth is [[spoiler: turned into a grape "with no soul"]] when she catches Mr. D watching "child pr0n."

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* In the ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson|and the Olympians}}'' fanfiction MoonDaughter, ''Fanfic/MoonDaughter'', Annabeth is [[spoiler: turned into a grape "with no soul"]] when she catches Mr. D watching "child pr0n."



* In ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Helping...Hands?]]'' Trixie is trying to learn more about zebra magic. To that end, she performs on Lyra what she thinks is a Zebrican ritual to turn a pony into a zebra. It moves over into this trope when she discovers that the Zebrican spellbook was badly mistranslated: Her spell turns Lyra into a human, and what she thinks is the counterspell turns out to be a gender-change ritual. And things only go downhill from there.

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* In ''[[FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse Helping... Hands?]]'' Trixie is trying to learn more about zebra magic. To that end, she performs on Lyra what she thinks is a Zebrican ritual to turn a pony into a zebra. It moves over into this trope when she discovers that the Zebrican spellbook was badly mistranslated: Her spell turns Lyra into a human, and what she thinks is the counterspell turns out to be a gender-change ritual. And things only go downhill from there.there.
* ''WebVideo/TheMostStupidDeathsInSuperMario64'' seems to enjoy this trope:
** At the end of episode 1, [[spoiler: Mario transforms the brackets guy into a Kirby lookalike.]]
** Also, when Mario is [[spoiler: turned into a Goomba, and then a ghost]].
** And when Clone 4 uses the Cursed Key of Peachium, he turns into [[spoiler: a peach clone]].



* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'':



** And of course Yzma gets her comeuppance when [[spoiler: one of the final potions is used on her. And she turns into a fluffy little kitten. Cue Kuzco taunting her until he gets scratched.]]

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** And of course Yzma gets her comeuppance when [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of the final potions is used on her. And she turns into a fluffy little kitten. Cue Kuzco taunting her until he gets scratched.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAMermaidTale2'', the big bad, Eris, is given legs instead of a mermaid tail -- her worst nightmare.
* [[spoiler:Metus being turned into a snake by the [[MaskOfPower Ignika]]]] in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn''.



* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
** [[EvilOverlord Evil empress]] Bavmorda transforms all of an army into pigs this way. The pig transformation was also used as a temporary status effect in the NES {{RPG}} based on the movie.

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* ''Film/{{Willow}}''
''Film/{{Willow}}'':
** [[EvilOverlord Evil empress]] Bavmorda transforms all of an army into pigs this way. The pig transformation was is also used as a temporary status effect in the NES {{RPG}} based on the movie.



--->'''Goat!Fin Raziel:''' Maad Maartigan...\\

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--->'''Goat!Fin --->'''Goat Fin Raziel:''' Maad Maartigan...\\



* ''Film/{{Troll}}''

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* ''Film/{{Troll}}''''Film/{{Troll}}'':



* The first live-action ''Film/{{Guyver}}'' movie does this to [[spoiler:Creator/MarkHamill's [[WTHCastingAgency character]].]] [[KickTheDog Then he dies]].

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* The first live-action ''Film/{{Guyver}}'' movie does this to [[spoiler:Creator/MarkHamill's [[WTHCastingAgency character]].character]] by turning him into a giant cockroach thing.]] [[KickTheDog Then he dies]].



* ''Film/{{Stardust}}''

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* ''Film/{{Stardust}}''''Film/{{Stardust}}'':



* ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' turns the raven Diaval into a man to save him from being beaten to death. When he later pledges his service to her, she changes him into whatever form best suits her needs.
--->'''Maleficent:''' I need a horse...

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* ''{{Film/Maleficent}}'' ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': Maleficent turns the raven Diaval into a man to save him from being beaten to death. When he later pledges his service to her, she changes him into whatever form best suits her needs.
--->'''Maleficent:''' -->'''Maleficent:''' I need a horse...



** Example of both kinds are found in the story of [[http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8599/pg8599.html King Beder]]. King Beder is first turned into a bird by Princess Giauhara when he tries to kiss her hand. He is later rescued by another benevolent sorceress queen, but then reaches the city of the formidable Queen Labe. She is so much into this trope that the first thing Beder notices on entering her kingdom is the abnormally large number of donkeys, mules and horses on the streets, who, he later learns, were all her former human lovers whom she had transformed into animals after she tired of them. Beder himself escapes her clutches when he first meets her, by transforming her into a mule with assistance from a magician friend. However, Labe is rescued by her mother, and quickly has her revenge by changing Beder into a "foul bird".
** Another extreme example is found in the [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/128/128-h/128-h.htm#chap09 Tale of the Younk King of the Black Isles]], where the king in the title is transformed into a living sculpture--he is stone from neck downwards--by his adulterous wife as punishment for harming her lover. The queen is not content with merely transforming the king her husband, and goes ahead and makes a display of her magical powers to him by transforming all the inhabitants of his kingdom into fish, color coded by their religion. This whole transfiguration explosion is later discovered when a fisherman tries to catch these fish and finds them to be rather unusually jumpy.
** Taken to an extreme in the story of [[http://www.bartleby.com/16/101.html The Merchant and The Djinn]]--the titular merchant finds himself having incurred the murderous wrath of the titular Djinn, but is saved at the last moment by the intervention of three completely unrelated travelers who happened to be in that stretch of desert at the time, all of whom are carting around various animals that all happen to be their wives/brothers/relatives who have had bad/foolish experiences with magic and were put under a spell--in something of a parody of this idea. What follows are various stories within stories explaining how each of them suffered this fate, and The Djinn is so amazed by having heard them that he agrees to let the merchant go in exchange for the experience.

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** Example of both kinds are found in the story of [[http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8599/pg8599.html King Beder]]."King Beder"]]. King Beder is first turned into a bird by Princess Giauhara when he tries to kiss her hand. He is later rescued by another benevolent sorceress queen, but then reaches the city of the formidable Queen Labe. She is so much into this trope that the first thing Beder notices on entering her kingdom is the abnormally large number of donkeys, mules and horses on the streets, who, he later learns, were all her former human lovers whom she had transformed into animals after she tired of them. Beder himself escapes her clutches when he first meets her, by transforming her into a mule with assistance from a magician friend. However, Labe is rescued by her mother, and quickly has her revenge by changing Beder into a "foul bird".
** Another extreme example is found in the [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/128/128-h/128-h.htm#chap09 Tale "Tale of the Younk King of the Black Isles]], Isles"]], where the king in the title is transformed into a living sculpture--he is stone from neck downwards--by his adulterous wife as punishment for harming her lover. The queen is not content with merely transforming the king her husband, and goes ahead and makes a display of her magical powers to him by transforming all the inhabitants of his kingdom into fish, color coded by their religion. This whole transfiguration explosion is later discovered when a fisherman tries to catch these fish and finds them to be rather unusually jumpy.
** Taken to an extreme in the story of [[http://www.bartleby.com/16/101.html The "The Merchant and The Djinn]]--the Djinn"]] -- the titular merchant finds himself having incurred the murderous wrath of the titular Djinn, but is saved at the last moment by the intervention of three completely unrelated travelers who happened to be in that stretch of desert at the time, all of whom are carting around various animals that all happen to be their wives/brothers/relatives who have had bad/foolish experiences with magic and were put under a spell--in something of a parody of this idea. What follows are various stories within stories explaining how each of them suffered this fate, and The Djinn is so amazed by having heard them that he agrees to let the merchant go in exchange for the experience.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Lilith, the quintessential "good witch" gone bad, revisits the Cinderella tale by [[spoiler:turning animals into humans and vice versa. When upset at some coachmen getting drunk, she turns them into cockroaches--and ''steps on them'']].

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** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Lilith, the quintessential "good witch" gone bad, revisits the Cinderella tale by [[spoiler:turning animals into humans and vice versa. When upset at some coachmen getting drunk, she turns them into cockroaches--and cockroaches -- and ''steps on them'']].



** And in ''Discworld/EqualRites'' one silly boy was turned into the "more fitting" form of a piglet.

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** And in In ''Discworld/EqualRites'' one silly boy was is turned into the "more fitting" form of a piglet.



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* Nearly every mythological tradition has examples of the gods turning some unfortunate, or sometimes favoured, human into an animal, demon, angel, plant, or mineral; either permanently or temporarily. Sometimes, even the gods themselves are affected, usually as a punishment inflicted by a more powerful or {{Trickster}} deity. This is particularly common in Greco-Roman mythology.

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* Nearly every mythological tradition has examples of the gods turning some unfortunate, or sometimes favoured, favored, human into an animal, demon, angel, plant, or mineral; either permanently or temporarily. Sometimes, even the gods themselves are affected, usually as a punishment inflicted by a more powerful or {{Trickster}} deity. This is particularly common in Greco-Roman mythology.



* The ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' has a particularly scary practitioner in Ose. A conjuror can have Ose transform someone into most anything else. The scariest part: the victim begins thinking that ''[[FakeMemories they've always been what they've just been turned into.]]''
* While the cause for the ability varies between versions, the story of King Midas has his touch act like this, [[BlessedWithSuck turning anything touched into a gold statue]]. Very unfortunate when his daughter went to hug him. Fortunately for him, not only is this power removed, but the victims were restored.
** In some versions, though, the power is never removed and he ends up starving to death because any food he touches turns into gold. At this point, "the Midas Touch" has become synonymous with "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor."

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* The ''Literature/ArsGoetia'' has a particularly scary practitioner in Ose. A conjuror conjurer can have Ose transform someone into most anything else. The scariest part: the victim begins thinking that ''[[FakeMemories they've always been what they've just been turned into.]]''
* While the cause for the ability varies between versions, the story of King Midas has his touch act like this, [[BlessedWithSuck turning anything touched into a gold statue]]. Very unfortunate when his daughter went goes to hug him. Fortunately for him, not only is this power removed, but the victims were restored.
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are restored. In some versions, though, the power is never removed and he ends up starving to death because any food he touches turns into gold. At this point, "the Midas Touch" has become synonymous with "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor."



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-731 SCP-731 ("Rathole Cover")]] is a manhole cover which causes anyone who steps on it while not being observed to fall through it and turn into a sewer rat.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-748 SCP-748 ("Industrial Dissolution").]] One of the products created by SCP-748 is cigarettes. When they're lit, anyone inhaling their vapor is turned into a basking shark over a period of 30 minutes.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1537 SCP-1537 ("Akul'hil").]] Anyone hearing a specific phrase in the SCP-1537 language Akul'hil is 99% likely to die and be transformed into SCP-1537-A (a ShapeShifting BlobMonster) after a two week period.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2950 SCP-2950 ("Just A Chair").]] It's just a chair. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Nothing world-ending about it at all.]] [[BlatantLies Trust us.]] [[spoiler:It is actually an anomaly that takes the form of whatever the majority of people think it is. A book describing it as an extremely dangerous monster used to mean that it was a monster, but after figuring out the true nature of the object, the Foundation wrote a fake document claiming it was an extremely comfortable metal chair and spread information of it among their members in order to turn the monster into said chair.]]
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** [[TropeNamers Named after]] the 4th-level ''baleful polymorph'' [[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/balefulPolymorph.htm spell,]] which turns involuntary targets into small, weak animals and can make them [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody lose their minds]]. Turning them into something that would kill them (a non-lunged fish on land, or a non-flying animal in a situation where only a flying creature has a reasonable chance of survival) makes the spell easier to resist, as though the target instinctively knows what he's being turned into and that the situation is even worse. Though the duration is permanent, the subject gets a second save to retain their mental faculties and their special powers.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** [[TropeNamers Named after]] the 4th-level ''baleful polymorph'' ''Baleful Polymorph'' [[http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/balefulPolymorph.htm spell,]] which turns involuntary targets into small, weak animals and can make them [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody lose their minds]]. Turning them into something that would kill them (a non-lunged fish on land, or a non-flying animal in a situation where only a flying creature has a reasonable chance of survival) makes the spell easier to resist, as though the target instinctively knows what he's being turned into and that the situation is even worse. Though the duration is permanent, the subject gets a second save to retain their mental faculties and their special powers.



** There is also ''polymorph any object'', which does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: you can turn pretty much anything into pretty much anything.)

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** There is also ''polymorph ''Polymorph any object'', Object'', which does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: you can turn pretty much anything into pretty much anything.)



* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has several spells like this, including one that not only turns the target into an animal but ''forces them to claw the way out of the excess mass''.
** Also one that targets your entire future lineage, making the polymorph hereditary.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':

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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has several spells like this, including one that not only turns the target into an animal but ''forces them to claw the way out of the excess mass''.
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mass''. Also one that targets your entire future lineage, making the polymorph hereditary.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':



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* ''Videogame/KidIcarus'':

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* ''Videogame/KidIcarus'':''VideoGame/KidIcarus'':



* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' the final boss will throw spiral-galaxy shaped discs at the title character. If she is struck, she turns into a child who can't attack, dodge and can barely run.
** Demon Resentment in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} the sequel]] has a ray that has the same effect. Once you're turned into helpless little girl, it chases you around and if you got caught -- it eats you alive.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has a number of mook-class enemies called 'Masques' which possess the "Vegiform" and "Cutey Pie" special attacks. These attacks temporarily change the target into a vegetable or a pastry, respectively. The target of the attack is rendered immobile and helpless while in this form.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' the ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'':
** The
final boss will throw spiral-galaxy shaped discs at the title character. If she is struck, she turns into a child who can't attack, dodge and can barely run.
** Demon Resentment in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} [[VideoGame/Bayonetta2 the sequel]] has a ray that has the same effect. Once you're turned into helpless little girl, it chases you around and if you got caught -- it eats you alive.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' has a number of mook-class enemies called 'Masques' "Masques" which possess the "Vegiform" and "Cutey Pie" special attacks. These attacks temporarily change the target into a vegetable or a pastry, respectively. The target of the attack is rendered immobile and helpless while in this form.



* In the last dungeon in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', you encounter and battle two Flame Dragons. Surprise, they were [[spoiler: your Fire Clan antagonists]], and being transformed against their will like this has drained so much energy that [[AlasPoorVillain they're freezing to death]] (averting the NeverSayDie variant of this trope). And then you learn the hard way that the Wise One's "miracle" to stop you was [[spoiler: turning ''your parents'' into a dragon and forcing you to fight it. The party finds out that even if they refused to fight the dragon or had lost the battle, their transformed parents would have died anyway because they used up so much energy maintaining their dragon form.]]
** Happened also in the first game, when trying to cut down the guardian of the forest got the people of Kolima (and all non-Adepts who went to rescue them) cursed into trees.
* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'', GLaDOS [[spoiler:becomes a non-magical variant when Wheatley converts her main core into a potato battery.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'':
**
In the last dungeon in ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'', ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'', you encounter and battle two Flame Dragons. Surprise, they were [[spoiler: your Fire Clan antagonists]], and being transformed against their will like this has drained so much energy that [[AlasPoorVillain they're freezing to death]] (averting the NeverSayDie variant of this trope). And then you learn the hard way that the Wise One's "miracle" to stop you was [[spoiler: turning ''your parents'' into a dragon and forcing you to fight it. The party finds out that even if they refused to fight the dragon or had lost the battle, their transformed parents would have died anyway because they used up so much energy maintaining their dragon form.]]
** Happened Happens also in the first game, ''Videogame/GoldenSunTheBrokenSeal'', when trying to cut down the guardian of the forest got the people of Kolima (and all non-Adepts who went to rescue them) cursed into trees.
* In ''Videogame/{{Portal 2}}'', ''Videogame/Portal2'', GLaDOS [[spoiler:becomes a non-magical variant when Wheatley converts her main core into a potato battery.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', the this is the effect of the spell "Hex". The heroes Lion and Shadow Shaman have it, with the former's turning people into frogs and the latter's turning them into chickens. The item "Scythe of Vyse" turns people into pigs (Sheep in the original [=DoTA=], leading to the nickname "Sheepstick").

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}'', ''VideoGame/Dota2'', the this is the effect of the spell "Hex". The heroes Lion and Shadow Shaman have it, with the former's turning people into frogs and the latter's turning them into chickens. The item "Scythe of Vyse" turns people into pigs (Sheep in the original [=DoTA=], leading to the nickname "Sheepstick").



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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Vaarsuvius gets temporarily turned into a lizard. (S)he lampshades the trope.
--> '''Vaarsuvius''': Well, either I spontaneously decided to get in touch with my reptilian side, or I was just the target of a Baleful Polymorph.
** Of course, [[PronounTrouble (s)he]] can still cast a few spells as a lizard, and [[PlotTailoredToTheParty every one of them turns out to be useful]]. Except Hold Portal.
** Later, [[EvilChancellor Miron Shewdanker]] uses it to turn [[AwesomeMcCoolName Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator]], Belkar's allosaurus, into a small lizard.

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
**
Vaarsuvius gets temporarily turned into a lizard.lizard by a greenhag. However, [[PronounTrouble (s)he]] can still cast a few spells as a lizard, and [[PlotTailoredToTheParty every one of them turns out to be useful]]. Except Hold Portal. (S)he lampshades the trope.
--> '''Vaarsuvius''': --->'''Vaarsuvius:''' Well, either I spontaneously decided to get in touch with my reptilian side, or I was just the target of a Baleful Polymorph.
** Of course, [[PronounTrouble (s)he]] can still cast a few spells as a lizard, and [[PlotTailoredToTheParty every one of them turns out to be useful]]. Except Hold Portal.
**
Later, [[EvilChancellor Miron Shewdanker]] uses it to turn [[AwesomeMcCoolName Bloodfeast the Extreme-inator]], Belkar's allosaurus, ''Allosaurus'', into a small lizard.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', a major battle had several polymorph effects occurring due Shield of Wonders. One guard was polymorphed into an ogre, and another became a soulspike destroyer. A few issues later, another guard is transformed over the course of several panels into dozens of snakes, which promptly go slithering off in different directions.
* A fairly common affliction in ''TheDragonDoctors''.
* In Issue 4 of {{Webcomic/Deadendia}} Pugsley accidentally turns Barney into a dog and Norma into a cat.
* Trace Legacy in ''WebComic/TwoKinds'' disposes of his predecessor High Templar by transforming her into a wolf Keidran ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic wolf]]) and having her guards drag her off to a slave market. Incidentally getting polymorphed in the Two Kinds setting is extremely painful. He also gives his ex-girlfriend's annoying little sister thin fur and a set of cat's ears although it's not clear how "baleful" this was as she quite likes the look.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', a major battle had several polymorph effects occurring due to the Shield of Wonders. One guard was is polymorphed into an ogre, and another became becomes a soulspike destroyer. A few issues later, another guard is transformed over the course of several panels into dozens of snakes, which promptly go slithering off in different directions.
* A fairly common affliction in ''TheDragonDoctors''.
''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors''.
* In Issue 4 of {{Webcomic/Deadendia}} ''Webcomic/{{Deadendia}}'', Pugsley accidentally turns Barney into a dog and Norma into a cat.
* Trace Legacy in ''WebComic/TwoKinds'' ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' disposes of his predecessor High Templar by transforming her into a wolf Keidran ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic wolf]]) and having her guards drag her off to a slave market. Incidentally getting polymorphed in the Two Kinds setting is extremely painful. He also gives his ex-girlfriend's annoying little sister thin fur and a set of cat's ears although it's not clear how "baleful" this was as she quite likes the look.



* ''CityOfReality'' features the villain Hinto Ama, who wreaked havoc in the World of Magic with her transformation powers. Years later, the Manumitor is a man who seeks to undo the harm she caused by reversing as many of the transformations as possible, but is apparently capable of the same magic. [[spoiler:This is because he is in fact Hinto Ama in disguise, seeking [[TheAtoner to atone]] for her past misdeeds]].
* Angel's stock in trade in WebComic/TheGoodWitch, which she cheerfully applies to thugs, bullies...[[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] [[TheSociopath random innocent bystanders]].
* Yeve the sorceress in Webcomic/{{Atland}} teleports her arch-enemy Mael, another sorceress, out into the middle of a desert...then turns her into a fish.

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* ''CityOfReality'' ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'' features the villain Hinto Ama, who wreaked havoc in the World of Magic with her transformation powers. Years later, the Manumitor is a man who seeks to undo the harm she caused by reversing as many of the transformations as possible, but is apparently capable of the same magic. [[spoiler:This is because he is in fact Hinto Ama in disguise, seeking [[TheAtoner to atone]] for her past misdeeds]].
* Angel's stock in trade in WebComic/TheGoodWitch, ''Webcomic/TheGoodWitch'', which she cheerfully applies to thugs, bullies...[[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] [[TheSociopath random innocent bystanders]].
* Yeve the sorceress in Webcomic/{{Atland}} ''Webcomic/{{Atland}}'' teleports her arch-enemy Mael, another sorceress, out into the middle of a desert...desert... then turns her into a fish.



* In Webcomic/{{Roza}}, [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2007-06-01 the title character uses her powers to shrink the Chimaera, a huge goat-like monster, into a regular goat]]. The goat follows the characters around afterwards.

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* In Webcomic/{{Roza}}, ''Webcomic/{{Roza}}'', [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2007-06-01 the title character uses her powers to shrink the Chimaera, a huge goat-like monster, into a regular goat]]. The goat follows the characters around afterwards.



* In ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'', the MentorMascot started out as a handsome WingedHumanoid with a variety of magical powers and immortality. Now he's a lop-eared bunny at the mercy--or lack thereof--of an ill-tempered middle school girl.

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* In ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'', the MentorMascot started out as a handsome WingedHumanoid with a variety of magical powers and immortality. Now he's a lop-eared bunny at the mercy--or mercy -- or lack thereof--of an ill-tempered middle school girl.



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-731 SCP-731 ("Rathole Cover")]] is a manhole cover which causes anyone who steps on it while not being observed to fall through it and turn into a sewer rat.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-748 SCP-748 ("Industrial Dissolution").]] One of the products created by SCP-748 is cigarettes. When they're lit, anyone inhaling their vapor is turned into a basking shark over a period of 30 minutes.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1537 SCP-1537 ("Akul'hil").]] Anyone hearing a specific phrase in the SCP-1537 language Akul'hil is 99% likely to die and be transformed into SCP-1537-A (a ShapeShifting BlobMonster) after a two week period.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2950 SCP-2950 ("Just A Chair").]] It's just a chair. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Nothing world-ending about it at all.]] [[BlatantLies Trust us.]] [[spoiler:It is actually an anomaly that takes the form of whatever the majority of people think it is. A book describing it as an extremely dangerous monster used to mean that it was a monster, but after figuring out the true nature of the object, the Foundation wrote a fake document claiming it was an extremely comfortable metal chair and spread information of it among their members in order to turn the monster into said chair.]]



* In ''The Adventures of Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'' episode "Prehistoric Peril!," the bad guy turns an henchman [[YouHaveFailedMe who've failed him]] into a white mouse, which [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing scrambles out of the pile of clothes]].
* ''WebVideo/TheMostStupidDeathsInSuperMario64'' seems to enjoy this trope:
** At the end of episode 1, [[spoiler: Mario transforms the brackets guy into a Kirby lookalike.]]
** Also, when Mario is [[spoiler: turned into a Goomba, and then a ghost]].
** And when Clone 4 uses the Cursed Key of Peachium, he turns into [[spoiler: a peach clone]].
* In ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}},'' Ned Song is kidnapped and turned into a white wolf by the Hunter, TheFairFolk leader of TheWildHunt, and is unwittingly adopted by his own daughter Alima. The curse means he can't communicate with anyone living or the Irish gods trying to help him out, and it also makes humans mistake him for a wolf-dog instead of a full-blooded wolf. Ned can't do much of anything as Alima's pet, but by the twentieth chapter he makes a deal with a spirit to kill the Hunter.
* In the 2014 campaign of WebVideo/D20Live, TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, Roo's wizard character ends what should've been a terrible encounter prematurely by turning the 10th-level, four-armed Gargoyle into a kitten. Said kitten is then tamed by the party, christened Fussy Britches.

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* In ''The Adventures of Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'' Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM'', episode "Prehistoric Peril!," Peril!", the bad guy turns an henchman [[YouHaveFailedMe who've failed him]] into a white mouse, which [[ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing scrambles out of the pile of clothes]].
* ''WebVideo/TheMostStupidDeathsInSuperMario64'' seems to enjoy this trope:
** At the end of episode 1, [[spoiler: Mario transforms the brackets guy into a Kirby lookalike.]]
** Also, when Mario is [[spoiler: turned into a Goomba, and then a ghost]].
** And when Clone 4 uses the Cursed Key of Peachium, he turns into [[spoiler: a peach clone]].
*
In ''{{Literature/Moonflowers}},'' ''Literature/{{Moonflowers}},'' Ned Song is kidnapped and turned into a white wolf by the Hunter, TheFairFolk leader of TheWildHunt, and is unwittingly adopted by his own daughter Alima. The curse means he can't communicate with anyone living or the Irish gods trying to help him out, and it also makes humans mistake him for a wolf-dog instead of a full-blooded wolf. Ned can't do much of anything as Alima's pet, but by the twentieth chapter he makes a deal with a spirit to kill the Hunter.
* In the 2014 campaign of WebVideo/D20Live, TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, ''WebVideo/D20Live'', ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'', Roo's wizard character ends what should've been a terrible encounter prematurely by turning the 10th-level, four-armed Gargoyle into a kitten. Said kitten is then tamed by the party, christened Fussy Britches.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieInAMermaidTale2'', the big bad, Eris, is given legs instead of a mermaid tail--her worst nightmare.



* [[spoiler:Metus being turned into a snake by the [[MaskOfPower Ignika]]]] in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn''.



* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' titled "The Honking", which had Bender turning into a psycho werecar in one scene. But after a while he kind of gets used to it and it begins to actually [[EvilFeelsGood feel quite nice]].

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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' titled "The Honking", which had has Bender turning into a psycho werecar in one scene. But after a while he kind of gets used to it and it begins to actually [[EvilFeelsGood feel quite nice]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Inconveniencing", two ghosts turn a teenager named Nate into a [[spoiler: hot dog.]] In a later episode, a different ghost turns the guests at the Northwest's Party (including Dipper) into [[spoiler: wooden statues with branches and leaves, then attempts to [[NightmareFuel burn the place down with the wooden people inside.]] ]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Inconveniencing", two ghosts turn a teenager named Nate into a [[spoiler: hot [[spoiler:hot dog.]] In a later episode, a different ghost turns the guests at the Northwest's Party (including Dipper) into [[spoiler: wooden statues with branches and leaves, then attempts to [[NightmareFuel burn the place down with the wooden people inside.]] ]]



* The Monkey Talisman in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has the power to turn anything into any animal (and only animals; Jade found that part out the hard way when she tried to change a log into a death ray and got a manta ray instead).
** There was also the Monkey King, an ancient mystical creature trapped as a puppet who turned people into puppets whenever someone pulled his leg. His first appearance features Jackie falling for it [[spoiler:though Jade hits him with the Rat Talisman, letting him go around and eventually change himself back]], while the second episode had a hapless construction worker fall victim to his curse.
** During the season 1 finale fight against Shendu, Jackie stole the power of the Monkey Talisman and turned Shendu into a rabbit. Unfortunately Shendu still had enough remaining powers to be a KillerRabbit, and promptly beat up Jackie and changed himself back into his demon dragon form.
** The later episode "Mirror Mirror" had Jackie, Jade, Uncle, and Tohru cursed by four mirror spirits. While Uncle merely lost his voice, Jackie's head enlarged until he could barely hold it up, Tohru literally became his mother (including all her most unpleasant personality traits), and, playing the trope the straightest, Jade was simply turned into a donkey.
* Happens to Wonder Woman in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "This Little Piggy". She still has her bracers, at least. Still, Batman's reaction was...[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batmangasp.bmp nonplussed]]. They then made a toy of ''Batman walking a pig''. Why, nobody will ever know.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
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The Monkey Talisman in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has the power to turn anything into any animal (and only animals; Jade found that part out the hard way when she tried to change a log into a death ray and got a manta ray instead).
** There was is also the Monkey King, an ancient mystical creature trapped as a puppet who turned turns people into puppets whenever someone pulled pulls his leg. His first appearance features Jackie falling for it [[spoiler:though Jade hits him with the Rat Talisman, letting him go around and eventually change himself back]], while the second episode had has a hapless construction worker fall victim to his curse.
** During the season 1 finale fight against Shendu, Jackie stole steals the power of the Monkey Talisman and turned turns Shendu into a rabbit. Unfortunately Shendu still had has enough remaining powers to be a KillerRabbit, and promptly beat up Jackie and changed changes himself back into his demon dragon form.
** The later episode "Mirror Mirror" had has Jackie, Jade, Uncle, and Tohru cursed by four mirror spirits. While Uncle merely lost loses his voice, Jackie's head enlarged enlarges until he could can barely hold it up, Tohru literally became becomes his mother (including all her most unpleasant personality traits), and, playing the trope the straightest, Jade was is simply turned into a donkey.
* Happens to Wonder Woman in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "This Little Piggy". She still has her bracers, at least. Still, Batman's reaction was...is... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/batmangasp.bmp nonplussed]]. They then made a toy of ''Batman walking a pig''. Why, nobody will ever know.



** In a flashback, Twilight's PowerIncontinence turns her parents into potted plants.

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** In a flashback, young Twilight's PowerIncontinence turns her parents into potted plants.



** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', a party clown gets turned into a waiter and a mariachi pony gets turned into Octavia!

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** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', Manifestation]]", a party clown gets turned into a waiter and a mariachi pony gets turned into Octavia!



** In the movie, Cobra Commander was punished by being subjected to spores that caused a slow, painful transformation into an actual cobra. He retained his human intelligence, but his sanity was clearly affected.
** Later, in the DIC series, he is restored to a humanoid, snake-like form by the Baroness in order to lead one faction in the Cobra Civil War; during the story, he subjects Serpentor to this, using the Dragonfire to combine Serpentor with an iguana. He claimed this would be temporary, but Serpentor didn't recover for the duration of the story.

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** In the movie, ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', Cobra Commander was is punished by being subjected to spores that caused a slow, painful transformation into an actual cobra. He retained his human intelligence, but his sanity was clearly affected.
** Later, in the DIC Creator/DICEntertainment series, he is restored to a humanoid, snake-like form by the Baroness in order to lead one faction in the Cobra Civil War; during the story, he subjects Serpentor to this, using the Dragonfire to combine Serpentor with an iguana. He claimed this would be temporary, but Serpentor didn't recover for the duration of the story.



* The subversion of this trope would be when the transformed hero is just as or even more effective in their new form, like that episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' where Mojo turns them into dogs, but they manage to beat him anyway because...they're dogs with really sharp teeth and human intelligence.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
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The subversion of this trope would be when the transformed hero is just as or even more effective in their new form, like that episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' where Mojo turns them the the Powerpuff Girls into dogs, but they manage to beat him anyway because...because... they're dogs with really sharp teeth and human intelligence. intelligence.



* Besides a few times when humans have been turned into frogs, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Noble Stag" has one instance where their friend King Gerard has been turned into a black stag by his cousin Malcolm the Mean, who desired to take over the throne.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':
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Besides a few times when humans have been turned into frogs, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Noble Stag" has one instance where their friend King Gerard has been turned into a black stag by his cousin Malcolm the Mean, who desired to take over the throne.



** "Sassette's Bewitching Friendship" sees a young witch transform Smurfette into a mermaid (for a good reason - she was trying to save Smurfette from drowning). Smurfette was grateful, until the witch revealed that she hadn't actually yet learned how to undo transformations...

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** "Sassette's Bewitching Friendship" sees a young witch transform Smurfette into a mermaid (for a good reason - -- she was trying to save Smurfette from drowning). Smurfette was is grateful, until the witch revealed reveals that she hadn't hasn't actually yet learned how to undo transformations...



* One Episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the team transformed into various animals such as a bear, cat, monkey, rabbit and... a lamp? (Beast Boy had pointed out to the suddenly nonplussed villain how he transforms into animals already, so the villain had to pick something else. Even then, Beast Boy could still shapeshift, but only into various types of ''objects''.)
** Starfire being turned into a cat may have been a MythologyGag. In an issue of the comics the team was "de-evolved", and Starfire became a cat-like creature.

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* One Episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the team transformed into various animals such as a bear, cat, monkey, rabbit and... a lamp? (Beast Boy had has pointed out to the suddenly nonplussed villain how he transforms into animals already, so the villain had to pick something else. Even then, Beast Boy could still shapeshift, but only into various types of ''objects''.)
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) Starfire being turned into a cat may have been a MythologyGag. In MythologyGag -- in an issue of the comics the team was "de-evolved", and Starfire became a cat-like creature.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' episode "The Shaping Staff", the titular magical item was used for just this - King Randor was turned into a goat, Orko into a cricket, Teela a frog, He-Man a gold statue, and the Sorceress a tree. At the end, Evil-Lyn accidentally turns herself into a winged snake when she tries to use the broken staff.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' episode "The Shaping Staff", the titular magical item was used for just this - -- King Randor was turned into a goat, Orko into a cricket, Teela a frog, He-Man a gold statue, and the Sorceress a tree. At the end, Evil-Lyn accidentally turns herself into a winged snake when she tries to use the broken staff.



* In ''WesternAnimation/Super4'', fairy Twinkle's backstory is that she accidentally turned the Queen Fairy into a frog, and thus got exiled from fairy lands because of this. Note the Queen can still talk and govern under this form, but she naturally holds a grudge. Only Twinkle can revert the spell, but her attempts [[StatusQuoIsGod always end up thwarted]]. As she points out once, there are often risks of "frogization" when she tries any polymorph spell.




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* German comedian Creator/{{Otto}} once told the story of Susi Sorglos, whose hairdryer claimed to be a transformed prince. This turned out to be a lie, it was actually a transformed razor.
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