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* [[TheWoobie Allen Walker]] of ''DGrayMan'' has a monstrously deformed left arm that can transform itself into a much larger flexible and extendable claw arm, or a uzi/cannon arm. This only gets [[FromBadToWorse worse]] as the series progresses, with Allen's arm transforming into an even more deformed claw, only for him to later be able to remove it from his body and turn it into a sword. And that's just the main character; let's not get started on the various Noahs, Akumas and [[spoiler:Third Exorcists]].

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* [[TheWoobie Allen Walker]] of ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has a monstrously deformed left arm that can transform itself into a much larger flexible and extendable claw arm, or a uzi/cannon arm. This only gets [[FromBadToWorse worse]] as the series progresses, with Allen's arm transforming into an even more deformed claw, only for him to later be able to remove it from his body and turn it into a sword. And that's just the main character; let's not get started on the various Noahs, Akumas and [[spoiler:Third Exorcists]].



* [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]] in ''{{Claymore}}'' tend to start sprouting tentacles to rip people apart with. That's [[UpToEleven only the beginning]] of the BodyHorror here, though...

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* [[EldritchAbomination Awakened Beings]] in ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' tend to start sprouting tentacles to rip people apart with. That's [[UpToEleven only the beginning]] of the BodyHorror here, though...



* All the devilmen in ''Manga/DevilMan'' gain their powers through DemonicPossession and BodyHorror. It gets worse the more a demon takes over a human host or [[MixAndMatchCritter several merge]] into one body.

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* All the devilmen in ''Manga/DevilMan'' gain their powers through DemonicPossession and BodyHorror. It gets worse the more a demon takes over a human host or [[MixAndMatchCritter [[MixAndMatchCritters several merge]] into one body.



* Elder Toguro of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has the power to manipulate his physical form. This allows him to form his body into any weapon imaginable, travel unseen through the ground by liquefying his body, avoid fatal injuries by shifting his organs around, reattach severed limbs, regenerate from any non-fatal wound, and so on. [[spoiler: Later on his body mutates to the point where he becomes truly immortal, unable to die of age due to being a demon, and being able to regenerate from anything ''including'' injuries to the heart or brain and obliteration]].

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* Elder Toguro of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has the power to manipulate his physical form. This allows him to form his body into any weapon imaginable, travel unseen through the ground by liquefying his body, avoid fatal injuries by shifting his organs around, reattach severed limbs, regenerate from any non-fatal wound, and so on. [[spoiler: Later on his body mutates to the point where he becomes truly immortal, unable to die of age due to being a demon, and being able to regenerate from anything ''including'' injuries to the heart or brain and obliteration]].obliteration.]]



* ''Manga/BoboboBoBobobo'' is about a guy who can use his hair (including body hair and ''nose hair'') to fight enemies. His siblings can use different hairs to attack: Bebebe-be Be-bebe (Fist of Leg Hair), Bababa-ba Ba-baba (Fist of Chest Hair), Bububu-bu Bu-bubu (Fist of Armpit Hair), and Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi (Fist of Head Hair).

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* ''Manga/BoboboBoBobobo'' ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' is about a guy who can use his hair (including body hair and ''nose hair'') to fight enemies. His siblings can use different hairs to attack: Bebebe-be Be-bebe (Fist of Leg Hair), Bababa-ba Ba-baba (Fist of Chest Hair), Bububu-bu Bu-bubu (Fist of Armpit Hair), and Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi (Fist of Head Hair).



** There's also the vampires [[spoiler:(originally created from humans by the Pillar Men with the Stone Mask ''as a food source'')]], and their [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie minions]] who get instances of this, such as being able to contort and warp their bodies in numerous freakish ways; one of them has a nest of venomous snakes in his head, another uses uses [[PrehensileHair his hair as a weapon]], and first arc BigBad Dio can ''[[EyeScream split open his eyes]] with a thought to shoot out the liquid inside with the power and accuracy of a sniper rifle''.

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** There's also the vampires [[spoiler:(originally created from humans by the Pillar Men with the Stone Mask ''as a food source'')]], and their [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie minions]] who get instances of this, such as being able to contort and warp their bodies in numerous freakish ways; one of them has a nest of venomous snakes in his head, another uses uses [[PrehensileHair his hair as a weapon]], and first arc BigBad Dio can ''[[EyeScream split open his eyes]] with a thought to shoot out the liquid inside with the power and accuracy of a sniper rifle''.



* In ''Anime/BungouStrayDogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster]].

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* In ''Anime/BungouStrayDogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster]].monster.]]



*** And a parody video isn't actually needed. The comics and adaptations [[IncrediblyLamePun make no bones about]] the fact that having metal bonded to your skeleton and blades made of the stuff stuck into your arms is in fact not actually a good thing. Logan's healing factor is all that allowed him to survive having it done to him, and when deprived of it by power-dampening characters or tech, the adamantium in his body starts to poison him; he'd ''die'' without his powers. And at least before the bone-claw {{Retcon}}, driving those claws through his forearms and out of the back of his hands without his healing factor is ''insanely'' agonizing - surgery-without-any-anesthesia agonizing because that's ''kinda what's happening'' - to the point of being in real danger of having a heart attack on the spot. You're expected to kindly ignore all this when he loses his adamantium and writers who don't want to deprive him of his signature weapon say "Oh, he always had 'em, they were just covered with metal." We also learn just how damaging the presence of the adamantium was during this period, though: his healing and animal-based powers were in ''overdrive'' compared to how he normally is; apparently, the overwhelming majority of his mutant might is usually not available to him because it's busy keeping the deleterious effects of the adamantium in him at bay.

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*** And a parody video isn't actually needed. The comics and adaptations [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} make no bones about]] the fact that having metal bonded to your skeleton and blades made of the stuff stuck into your arms is in fact not actually a good thing. Logan's healing factor is all that allowed him to survive having it done to him, and when deprived of it by power-dampening characters or tech, the adamantium in his body starts to poison him; he'd ''die'' without his powers. And at least before the bone-claw {{Retcon}}, driving those claws through his forearms and out of the back of his hands without his healing factor is ''insanely'' agonizing - surgery-without-any-anesthesia agonizing because that's ''kinda what's happening'' - to the point of being in real danger of having a heart attack on the spot. You're expected to kindly ignore all this when he loses his adamantium and writers who don't want to deprive him of his signature weapon say "Oh, he always had 'em, they were just covered with metal." We also learn just how damaging the presence of the adamantium was during this period, though: his healing and animal-based powers were in ''overdrive'' compared to how he normally is; apparently, the overwhelming majority of his mutant might is usually not available to him because it's busy keeping the deleterious effects of the adamantium in him at bay.



* {{Spider-Man}} has on at least one occasion [[OneWingedAngel turned into a literal multi-limbed arachnid-humanoid creature]]. Even normal Spider-Man, in those incarnations where the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sticky white silk]] he shoots from his hands is organic, arguably counts.

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* {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan has on at least one occasion [[OneWingedAngel turned into a literal multi-limbed arachnid-humanoid creature]]. Even normal Spider-Man, in those incarnations where the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sticky white silk]] he shoots from his hands is organic, arguably counts.



* The various symbiotes in the MarvelUniverse may as well be parasitic shoggoths, capable of forming tentacles, spines, extra mouths, and other grotesque metamorphoses.

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* The various symbiotes in the MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse may as well be parasitic shoggoths, capable of forming tentacles, spines, extra mouths, and other grotesque metamorphoses.



* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' is one of the most prominent examples of this trope.

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* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk'' The ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' is one of the most prominent examples of this trope.



* It's possible that [[GreenLantern Guy Gardner's]] [[ShapeshifterWeapon Warrior powers]] weren't supposed to invoke this trope, but the terrible '90s art on his [[NinetiesAntiHero solo series]] made his transformations deeply squicky.

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* It's possible that [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner's]] [[ShapeshifterWeapon Warrior powers]] weren't supposed to invoke this trope, but the terrible '90s art on his [[NinetiesAntiHero solo series]] made his transformations deeply squicky.



* In the MarvelUniverse, the Celestial experiments on proto-humans that created the Eternals and mutants also created the Deviants. While the Eternals are superhumans with the ability to manipulate energy, the Deviants look like horrible monsters straight out of Lovecraft's works. Fortunately, [[DarkIsNotEvil most of them aren't that bad]] and just want to live in peace.
* {{Deadpool}} was an attempt to replicate Wolverine's healing factor that went wrong by having Wolverine's DNA injected into him. He had cancer that was killing him already, and they thought the healing factor would cure that. Unfortunately, the healing factor applied to his body AND the cancer cells, so while his superhuman immune system is perfectly capable of killing the cancer, the cancer can recover and mutate just as quickly.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, the Celestial experiments on proto-humans that created the Eternals and mutants also created the Deviants. While the Eternals are superhumans with the ability to manipulate energy, the Deviants look like horrible monsters straight out of Lovecraft's works. Fortunately, [[DarkIsNotEvil most of them aren't that bad]] and just want to live in peace.
* {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} was an attempt to replicate Wolverine's healing factor that went wrong by having Wolverine's DNA injected into him. He had cancer that was killing him already, and they thought the healing factor would cure that. Unfortunately, the healing factor applied to his body AND the cancer cells, so while his superhuman immune system is perfectly capable of killing the cancer, the cancer can recover and mutate just as quickly.



* The DCComics {{Elseworld}} ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}: The Doom that Came to Gotham'' is a Cthulhu/Batman mashup that presents Penguin, Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and ultimately [[spoiler: Batman himself]] as this. In particular, Harvey's scarred side becomes a flesh-portal to Lovecraftian dimensions, while his normal side is still capable of carrying on a conversation.

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* The DCComics Creator/DCComics {{Elseworld}} ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}: The Doom that Came to Gotham'' is a Cthulhu/Batman mashup that presents Penguin, Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and ultimately [[spoiler: Batman himself]] as this. In particular, Harvey's scarred side becomes a flesh-portal to Lovecraftian dimensions, while his normal side is still capable of carrying on a conversation.



** In the same fanfic, [[spoiler:Yuuka Kazami is capable of shapeshifting her own body into all kinds of horrid, twisted forms, all with a floral theme. This isn't just vine tentacles and root claws either. She can actually turn herself into Kaiju-sized plant monstrosities and weaponize every single part of her body. This power of Yuuka is justified in that she's actually an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]], albeit a very weakened one.]]

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** In the same fanfic, [[spoiler:Yuuka Kazami is capable of shapeshifting her own body into all kinds of horrid, twisted forms, all with a floral theme. This isn't just vine tentacles and root claws either. She can actually turn herself into Kaiju-sized plant monstrosities and weaponize every single part of her body. This power of Yuuka is justified in that she's actually an [[EldritchAbomination Elder God]], albeit a very weakened one.]]one]].



* In ''Fanfic/CaveStoryVersusIMMeen'', the [[spoiler: Main/TrueFinalBoss]], DeviantArt, has the ability to transform into horrifying representations of his own fetishes. First, he transforms into a Main/GiantFootOfStomping as a huge swarm of flying vaginas appears in the upper part of the enormous room. Then, he [[SuperGenderBender gender-bends himself]] into a morbidly obese floating woman with a circle of eight giant, lethal, fat-dripping donuts flying around her. Finally, last but not least, four of her protective donuts suddenly grow huge amounts of mold as she sends out an array of giant blood-stained used condoms for the hero to stand on as ''[[TurnsRed her stomach explodes violently and gorily from overinflation, turning the vaginas into pus-oozing, tainted-blood-squirting blue waffles and prompting a bunch of naked anthropomorphic flies to crawl inside her body and feast on her endlessly regenerating entrails.]]'' Main/NauseaFuel at its finest.

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* In ''Fanfic/CaveStoryVersusIMMeen'', the [[spoiler: Main/TrueFinalBoss]], DeviantArt, Website/DeviantArt, has the ability to transform into horrifying representations of his own fetishes. First, he transforms into a Main/GiantFootOfStomping as a huge swarm of flying vaginas appears in the upper part of the enormous room. Then, he [[SuperGenderBender gender-bends himself]] into a morbidly obese floating woman with a circle of eight giant, lethal, fat-dripping donuts flying around her. Finally, last but not least, four of her protective donuts suddenly grow huge amounts of mold as she sends out an array of giant blood-stained used condoms for the hero to stand on as ''[[TurnsRed her stomach explodes violently and gorily from overinflation, turning the vaginas into pus-oozing, tainted-blood-squirting blue waffles and prompting a bunch of naked anthropomorphic flies to crawl inside her body and feast on her endlessly regenerating entrails.]]'' Main/NauseaFuel at its finest.



* The warp-spasm of Cuchulainn from Myth/CelticMythology is all this. Think the IncredibleHulk, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuchulainn#The_Cattle_Raid_of_Cooley only uglier]].

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* The warp-spasm of Cuchulainn from Myth/CelticMythology is all this. Think the IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/IncredibleHulk, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuchulainn#The_Cattle_Raid_of_Cooley only uglier]].



** Fomori have this and TheCorruption as pretty much their entire schtick in TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse: sure, you can get SuperStrength, but you're gonna look like a ''reeeally'' ugly Hulk for the rest of your life. Or that convenient [[NighInvulnerable armor]] power you just got takes the form of a thick, chitinous exoskeleton that covers your entire body. It doesn't stop there and Storytellers are often encouraged to go further down the HumanoidAbomination route. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Fomori get their powers from being fused to a [[EldritchAbomination Bane]] on a physical and spiritual level, and that for each Power Point they get at creation, they must take on an equivalent Taint to balance it out.

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** Fomori have this and TheCorruption as pretty much their entire schtick in TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse: sure, you can get SuperStrength, but you're gonna look like a ''reeeally'' ugly Hulk for the rest of your life. Or that convenient [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability armor]] power you just got takes the form of a thick, chitinous exoskeleton that covers your entire body. It doesn't stop there and Storytellers are often encouraged to go further down the HumanoidAbomination route. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Fomori get their powers from being fused to a [[EldritchAbomination Bane]] on a physical and spiritual level, and that for each Power Point they get at creation, they must take on an equivalent Taint to balance it out.



** ''GURPS Myth/CelticMythology'' also includes the above mentioned warp-spasm. All Fomorians [[HalfHumanHybrids and their descendants]] also receive a RedRightHand that gives them the ability to horrify opponents.

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** ''GURPS Myth/CelticMythology'' also includes the above mentioned warp-spasm. All Fomorians [[HalfHumanHybrids [[HalfHumanHybrid and their descendants]] also receive a RedRightHand that gives them the ability to horrify opponents.
14th May '16 10:15:29 PM mariic
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* In ''Anime/Bungou Stray Dogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster]].

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* In ''Anime/Bungou Stray Dogs'' ''Anime/BungouStrayDogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster]].
28th Apr '16 3:26:34 AM Theokal3
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** In ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', A lot of [[TheHeartless Darkspawns]] tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.

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** In ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', A lot of [[TheHeartless Darkspawns]] Darkened]] tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.
28th Apr '16 3:26:19 AM Theokal3
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** A lot of the Darkspawns [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] fight tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.

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** In ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'', A lot of the Darkspawns [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] fight [[TheHeartless Darkspawns]] tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.
28th Apr '16 3:24:02 AM Theokal3
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** A lot of the Darkspawns [[TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful Princesses]] fight tend to develop abilities like this, such as growing a gigantic mouth filled with teeth, turning their arms into claws or spitting acid. Being warped by [[TheCorruption the All-Consuming Darkness]] will do that to your body.
** ''TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest'' lets you play as an EldritchAbomination. This should speak for itself.
18th Apr '16 8:26:20 AM narm00
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# The power in question is used by the bad guys. If the power is used by one of the good guys, the power is shown to be bad or harmful in some way be it to themselves, others, or the universe in general.

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# The power in question is used by the bad guys. If the power is used by one of the good guys, the power is shown to be bad or harmful in some way way, be it to themselves, others, or the universe in general.



** Don't forget what Tzimisce can do with their Vicissitude, which allows them to sculpt themselves or others into [[BlobMonster slimy pus-heaps]] or powerful [[{{mutants}} mutant monsters]], as they see fit. One sourcebook played up the Lovecraftian connections by making it a parasitic virus from the Umbra. [[CanonDisContinuity This was not well-received and eventually struck out]], but the idea remained that Vicissitude wasn't so much a proper Discipline as a virus devised by the clan's antediluvian for some foul purpose. The Gangrel's Protean discipline also had weird shapeshifting, though usually much less spectacularly disturbing.

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** Don't forget what Tzimisce can do with their Vicissitude, which allows them to sculpt themselves or others into [[BlobMonster slimy pus-heaps]] or powerful [[{{mutants}} mutant monsters]], as they see fit. One sourcebook played up the Lovecraftian connections by making it a parasitic virus from the Umbra. [[CanonDisContinuity This was not well-received and eventually struck out]], but the idea remained that Vicissitude wasn't isn't so much a proper Discipline as a virus devised by the clan's antediluvian founder for some foul purpose. The Gangrel's Protean discipline also had has weird shapeshifting, though usually much less spectacularly disturbing.
18th Apr '16 5:46:01 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', the main characters kill cosmic horrors from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos and steal their powers. Some examples:
** Shinji is capable of creating and control insects, spiders and snakes.
** Rei possesses people (among other things).
** Touji bends and twists three-dimensional space.
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* Rei in ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji''. She has full control of her body and all her biological processes. She can turn herself into a mass of dripping puss or a diseased, rotten zombie. Her body is also a living factory of diseases. Diseased, sick animals are drawn to her and do her bidding.
26th Mar '16 8:52:21 PM Willbyr
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* Xam'ds in ''XamdLostMemories''. Even the most subdued use of their powers involves transforming an arm into a grotesque alien appendage or blade.

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* Xam'ds in ''XamdLostMemories''.''Anime/XamdLostMemories''. Even the most subdued use of their powers involves transforming an arm into a grotesque alien appendage or blade.
26th Mar '16 1:29:10 AM Sympathy3
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* In ''Anime/Bungou Stray Dogs'' H.P Lovecraft's ability allows him to generate and create tentacles. [[spoiler: It gets even more, Lovecraftian, when you realize that not only is he BASED off of the original Lovecraft, but his ability is one that is odd, even among people who can heal you when your half-dead, turn into a white tiger and turn a cloak into an omnivorous beast capable of eating space. Not only that, but someone who can cancel abilities and makes them defunct for a period of time, can't cancel Lovecraft's ability. He also transforms into an actual monster]].
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