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29th Sep '16 11:29:11 AM nighttrainfm
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** While Heartless, as a rule, grow more massive and horrifying the stronger they are, the most powerful of them all, [[spoiler:Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless]], is visually indistinguishable from a normal human, though he's the exception to the rule. However, while the usual Nobody {{Mooks}} of the [=PS2=] sequel are [[UncannyValley somewhat-inhuman]] beasts, with a few massive Nobody [[BossBattle bosses]], the frighteningly powerful Nobodies that make up Organization XIII are visually indistinguishable from normal human beings.

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** While The Heartless, as a rule, grow more massive and horrifying the stronger they are, are. However, the the most powerful of them all, [[spoiler:Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless]], is first appears as an unassuming cloaked figure before [[spoiler: possessing Riku]], at which point he becomes visually indistinguishable from a normal human, though he's human. He's the exception to the rule. However, while the rule, though.
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usual Nobody {{Mooks}} of the [=PS2=] sequel are [[UncannyValley somewhat-inhuman]] beasts, with a few massive Nobody [[BossBattle bosses]], the frighteningly powerful Nobodies that make up Organization XIII are visually indistinguishable from normal human beings.
25th Sep '16 8:37:37 PM ExSlacker
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** Most Riders from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' transform into heavily-armored Masked Forms, but once they trigger their TransformationTrinket's "Cast Off", they shed their armor and gain access to the [[SuperSpeed Clock Up]] ability.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' apparently borrows ''Kabuto's'' transformation gimmick, only replace Heavy Armor with "Live Action SuperDeformed".
14th Sep '16 8:33:42 AM wootzits
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* In ''Anime/JewelpetMagicalChange'', when the tiny and adorable titular pets turn into their human forms, the power and accuracy of their magic increases by a lot. This is very helpful because when Jewelpets try to cast magic, it tends to go wildly wrong. Unfortunately they can only cast one spell per transformation, after which they turn back.
24th Aug '16 1:28:31 PM Krasu
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* In ''Manga/Hellsing'', Alucard's power level depends on how many power limiters are unlocked. His penultimate form comes with release level 1. It is a huge black mass filled with glowing eyeballs. In his level zero form that only his boss can unlock for him, he appears as a sexy medieval knight on a horse.
24th Aug '16 1:18:51 PM Krasu
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** Well, considering that most mythical pokemon are cute humanoids it is no surprise that pocket monsters lose the monster as they level.
23rd Aug '16 7:03:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', [[BigBad Lavos]] actually ''subverts'' the Bishonen Line. His colossal bug-like exterior is actually a protective shell guarding his true humanoid form, which, probably thanks to AkiraToriyama, happens to look a lot like Perfect Cell (see the trope picture above). However, upon defeating this form, the Lavos ''Core'' reveals itself to be a shambling monstrosity, the end result of Lavos' attempts to achieve biological singularity. [[spoiler:And, in actuality, the core is a tiny pod floating beside said monstrosity.]]

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* In ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', [[BigBad Lavos]] actually ''subverts'' the Bishonen Line. His colossal bug-like exterior is actually a protective shell guarding his true humanoid form, which, probably thanks to AkiraToriyama, Creator/AkiraToriyama, happens to look a lot like Perfect Cell (see the trope picture above). However, upon defeating this form, the Lavos ''Core'' reveals itself to be a shambling monstrosity, the end result of Lavos' attempts to achieve biological singularity. [[spoiler:And, in actuality, the core is a tiny pod floating beside said monstrosity.]]
13th Aug '16 1:36:34 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'' is also guilty, with Nero. He transforms into the huge and malformed Arachnero, and then into the human-sized and pretty Gorgonero.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'' VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' is also guilty, with Nero. He transforms into the huge and malformed Arachnero, and then into the human-sized and pretty Gorgonero.
30th Jul '16 12:57:13 AM Medinoc
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** Generally proceeds like this: the weakest or stupidest daemons are entirely inhuman and animalistic. Daemonic foot-soldiers are bestial humanoids, but lack intelligence beyond basic tactics. Greater daemons are gigantic bestial humanoids that are basically avatars of their respective god and can lead entire armies of their ilk - depending on the god they might also be dangerously intelligent. Daemon princes are humans raised up to daemonic level - they're on par with greater daemons, but generally more humanoid and more dangerously intelligent. Finally in Warhammer 40,000 there are the Daemon Primarchs, who were demigods before they were raised to daemonhood and are now some of the most dangerous beings in existence. They can assume human or indeed any form seemingly at will, and will kill almost anything that gets in their way.

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** Generally proceeds like this: the weakest or stupidest daemons are entirely inhuman and animalistic. Daemonic foot-soldiers are bestial humanoids, but lack intelligence beyond basic tactics. Greater daemons are gigantic bestial humanoids that are basically avatars of their respective god and can lead entire armies of their ilk - depending on the god they might also be dangerously intelligent. Daemon princes are [[DemonOfHumanOrigin humans raised up to daemonic level level]] - they're on par with greater daemons, but generally more humanoid and more dangerously intelligent. Finally in Warhammer 40,000 there are the Daemon Primarchs, who were demigods before they were raised to daemonhood and are now some of the most dangerous beings in existence. They can assume human or indeed any form seemingly at will, and will kill almost anything that gets in their way.
30th Jul '16 12:54:53 AM Medinoc
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** Anubis. For most of the series, his appearance is that of a cloaked figure, revealed to be a dark, shadowy form of energy. When said shadow-being loses the forcefield containing it, Anubis then takes to possessing various human hosts (seemingly "[[PossessionBurnout burning them out]]" in the process). His "final form" (at least, the last time we see him) is a creepy fat guy in a wafflehouse. [[note]]That isn't his actual form, though, it's just a projection, as nothing in that place is real. His final form would be whatever human body he was in during that episode. Same difference, for the purposes of the trope.[[/note]]

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** Anubis. For most of the series, his appearance is that of a cloaked figure, revealed to be a dark, shadowy form of energy. When said shadow-being loses the forcefield containing it, Anubis then takes to possessing various human hosts (seemingly "[[PossessionBurnout burning them out]]" in the process). His "final form" (at least, the last time we see him) is a creepy jolly (and creepy) fat guy who visits Daniel in a wafflehouse. [[note]]That isn't his actual form, though, it's just a projection, as nothing in that place is real. His final form would be whatever human body he was in during that episode. Same difference, for the purposes of the trope.[[/note]]
4th Jul '16 6:51:41 PM ExSlacker
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** Zygarde is initially seen as a mass of small, blob-like creatures, which come in two varieties: the massive-numbered Zygarde Cells, and the two Zygarde Cores (presumably, the "brain"). When the situation calls for it, the Zygarde Cells can assemble into: 10% (canine), 50% (snake; the form Zygarde takes during ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''), and finally, 100%/Complete Forme (a gigantic HumanoidAbomination).
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