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16th Jul '16 6:38:04 AM TheSinful
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* This gets inverted in some ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' stories such as ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046016/5/Crossroads-to-Ravines Crossroads to Ravins]]'' where spending too much time in animal form causes Druids to resemble said animal. Shamar a.k.a. Fuzzik spent months as a Hunter's pet and even afterwards, bares a distinct resemblance to a bear.

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* This gets inverted in some ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' stories such as ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046016/5/Crossroads-to-Ravines Crossroads to Ravins]]'' Ravines]]'' where spending too much time in animal form causes Druids to resemble said animal. Shamar a.k.a. Fuzzik spent months as a Hunter's pet and even afterwards, bares a distinct resemblance to a bear.bear.
* ''Fanfic/TheScalyRaptor'' has this for both humans and dinosaurs when in their alternate forms. Owen and Claire's dinosaur forms have markings resembling their facial hair and hair respectively while Blue's human form has tattoos resembling her markings.
10th Jul '16 11:29:34 AM Korodzik
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* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'': The eagle which harasses the characters throughout the book has concentric rings faintly visible on its wings--a reminder of its origin as a RAF military plane.

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* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'': The eagle which harasses the characters throughout the book has concentric rings faintly visible on its wings--a wings--[[spoiler:a reminder of its origin as a RAF military plane.plane]].
10th Jul '16 11:26:55 AM Korodzik
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* ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'': The eagle which harasses the characters throughout the book has concentric rings faintly visible on its wings--a reminder of its origin as a RAF military plane.
4th Jul '16 11:42:55 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': WordOfGod says that Kanohi Masks generally retain their basic shape if their wearers willingly shapeshift, but there's not much in the merchandise and media to suggest this.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': WordOfGod says that Kanohi Masks generally retain their basic shape if their wearers willingly shapeshift, but there's not much in the merchandise and media to suggest this.
30th Jun '16 4:06:45 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has this in rather brilliant foreshadowing for the identities of the [[spoiler:Titan Shifters - The Rogue Titan shares Eren's hair and eye color, the Female Titan is essentially what Annie would look like skinless and 15 meters tall, and the Armored Titan is built similarly to Reiner and even shares his hairstyle.]] This is less pronounced for [[spoiler:Bertolt and Ymir]], but there are still some similarities, [[spoiler:such as Bertolt's eye color and facial structure and Ymir's hair color]]. A horrifying example occurs when [[spoiler: Connie holds up a picture of his mother in front of the deformed Titan in the ruins of his house, emphasizing how much the Titan resembles Mrs. Springer and the sinister origins of the titans.]]
** [[spoiler: '''MAJOR SPOILER!!!''': Earn also manages to subvert this as well, His titan form has the build of a fully grown adult male and long hair, while Eren himself is still very much a teenager (and a bit on the scrawny side) with short cropped hair. Turns out it was a subtle hint that his Shifter powers used to belong to someone else.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has this in rather brilliant foreshadowing for the identities of the [[spoiler:Titan Shifters - The Rogue Titan shares Eren's hair and eye color, the Female Titan is essentially what Annie would look like skinless and 15 meters tall, and the Armored Titan is built similarly to Reiner and even shares his hairstyle.]] This is less pronounced for [[spoiler:Bertolt and Ymir]], but there are still some similarities, [[spoiler:such as Bertolt's eye color and facial structure and Ymir's hair color]]. A horrifying example occurs when [[spoiler: Connie holds up a picture of his mother in front of the deformed Titan in the ruins of his house, emphasizing how much the Titan resembles Mrs. Springer and the sinister origins of the titans.]]
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]] '''MAJOR SPOILER!!!''': Earn [[spoiler:Earn also manages to subvert this as well, His titan form has the build of a fully grown adult male and long hair, while Eren himself is still very much a teenager (and a bit on the scrawny side) with short cropped hair. Turns out it was a subtle hint that his Shifter powers used to belong to someone else.]]



* As is Virginia Dare in ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' (which is loosely based on the legend that she could turn into a white deer).

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* As is Virginia Dare in ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' ''ComicBook/Marvel1602'' (which is loosely based on the legend that she could turn into a white deer).



* The kaiju upon entering the Equestrian realms in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' retain some of their original traits such as coloration and key features. For example in the human subrealm from the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls movies]], Monster X comes out wearing a long scarf that hangs down and resembles his true form's twin tails.
* This gets inverted in some ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' stories such as ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046016/5/Crossroads-to-Ravines Crossroads to Ravins]]'' where spending too much time in animal form causes Druids to resemble said animal. Shamar aka Fuzzik spent months as a Hunter's pet and even afterwards, bares a distinct resemblance to a bear.

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* The kaiju upon entering the Equestrian realms in ''FanFic/TheBridge'' retain some of their original traits such as coloration and key features. For example in the human subrealm from the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls movies]], Girls]]'' movies, Monster X comes out wearing a long scarf that hangs down and resembles his true form's twin tails.
* This gets inverted in some ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' stories such as ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6046016/5/Crossroads-to-Ravines Crossroads to Ravins]]'' where spending too much time in animal form causes Druids to resemble said animal. Shamar aka a.k.a. Fuzzik spent months as a Hunter's pet and even afterwards, bares a distinct resemblance to a bear.



* Happens in Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. When Merlin and Arthur transform, Merlin retains the blue of his cloak, his glasses and his bushy moustache, while Arthur has the earth tones of his clothing and his page haircut. Madame Mim changes into animals who are fat, pink and have purple hair, [[LoopholeAbuse except for that one time during the Wizard's Duel]].

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* Happens in Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'':
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When Merlin and Arthur transform, Merlin retains the blue of his cloak, his glasses and his bushy moustache, while Arthur has the earth tones of his clothing and his page haircut. haircut.
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Madame Mim changes into animals who are fat, pink and have purple hair, [[LoopholeAbuse except for that one time during the Wizard's Duel]].



** [[spoiler:When Vampire!Durkon [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0932.html turns into a bat]], he's a bald, bearded bat.]]

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** [[spoiler:When Vampire!Durkon Vampire Durkon [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0932.html turns into a bat]], he's a bald, bearded bat.]]



* In ''Webcomic/MurphysLaw'', Tinder is a green dragon who takes a humanoid form, but he still has green hair, fangs and stunted wings, looking like a half-dragon. This is pointed out as unusual since a dragon's polymorph power is usually perfect, but Tinder is quite young and sucks at changing shape.



* The cast of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' maintain their identifying articles despite being in costume for the majority of the movie, i.e. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and [[WebVideo/TheGameHeroes 8-Bit Mickey]] wear their neckties, WebVideo/PawDugan wears his headphones, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows keeps his mask on, [[spoiler:WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede wears his vest]], etc.
** It works out perfectly for Todd, since he's cosplaying [[Literature/ThePrincessBride the Dread Pirate Roberts]].
* Some of the Trainers in ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' tend to retain some physical traits when they transform into Pokémon. DS, for example, keeps her glasses as an Eevee, then her green eyes when evolves into an Espeon. Tagg keeps a mole under his left gill when he turns into a Mudkip (later Swampert).

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* The cast of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' maintain their identifying articles despite being in costume for the majority of the movie, i.e. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and [[WebVideo/TheGameHeroes 8-Bit Mickey]] wear their neckties, WebVideo/PawDugan wears his headphones, WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows keeps his mask on, [[spoiler:WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede wears his vest]], etc.
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etc. It works out perfectly for Todd, since he's cosplaying [[Literature/ThePrincessBride the Dread Pirate Roberts]].
* * ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'':
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Some of the Trainers in ''Roleplay/WeAreAllPokemonTrainers'' tend to retain some physical traits when they transform into Pokémon. DS, for example, keeps her glasses as an Eevee, then her green eyes when evolves into an Espeon. Tagg keeps a mole under his left gill when he turns into a Mudkip (later Swampert).



* ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''

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* ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo''''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'':



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''''WesternAnimation/Ben10'':



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':



* Yam Roll of [[WesternAnimation/YamRoll the so-named cartoon]] can transform into pretty much anything, but that anything will be coloured like his yam filling and wearing his trademark cowboy hat. His mentor has similar powers, always turning into something brown with a white beard.

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* Yam Roll WesternAnimation/YamRoll of [[WesternAnimation/YamRoll the so-named cartoon]] cartoon can transform into pretty much anything, but that anything will be coloured colored like his yam filling and wearing his trademark cowboy hat. His mentor has similar powers, always turning into something brown with a white beard.



* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong''''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'':



* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Gorilla Grodd succeeds in his plans to turn every human into an intelligent ape, leading to an amusing scene where Lex Luthor looks at himself in a mirror and sees that [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments despite being covered in fur, his head's still as bald as ever.]]
--> '''Ape!Lex:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Of course...]]

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* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Gorilla Grodd succeeds in his plans to turn every human into an intelligent ape, leading to an amusing scene where Lex Luthor looks at himself in a mirror and sees that [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments despite being covered in fur, his head's still as bald as ever.]]
--> '''Ape!Lex:''' -->'''Ape Lex:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Of course...]]



** Seen when Twilight Sparkle uses some transformation magic on herself and her friends, notably in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies"]], where they become Breezie version of themselves.
** Discord, the spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, can take many shapes on a whim, but he often retains some aspect of his true Draconequus form, notably his antlers, lopsided tooth and yellow/red eyes, or some aspect of his FashionableAsymmetry, if only with the color theme. In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1"]], it is downplayed when turned into a stallion, as it would give him away, but he still keeps the overall color scheme of his head (including that of his blue goat horn for the unicorn horn).
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Gems are capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, but all their different forms maintain the same unusual [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation skin]] and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] colors. Their [[HeartDrive gems]] do not shapeshift, and will often be visible when they change form.
** Gems also [[FusionDance fuse with one another]], creating larger forms that will generally borrow features from both of their components to differing degrees. For example, every single one of Garnet's fusions seen thus far has kept her CoolShades, albeit in different shapes.

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** Seen when Twilight Sparkle uses some transformation magic on herself and her friends, notably in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies "It "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies It Ain't Easy Being Breezies"]], Breezies]]", where they become Breezie version of themselves.
** Discord, the spirit of Chaos and Disharmony, can take many shapes on a whim, but he often retains some aspect of his true Draconequus form, notably his antlers, lopsided tooth and yellow/red eyes, or some aspect of his FashionableAsymmetry, if only with the color theme. scheme. In the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1"]], 1]]", it is downplayed when turned into a stallion, as it would give him away, but he still keeps the overall color scheme of his head (including that of his blue goat horn for the unicorn horn).
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Gems are capable of VoluntaryShapeshifting, but all their different forms maintain the same unusual [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation skin]] and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair]] colors. Their [[HeartDrive gems]] do not shapeshift, and will often be visible when they change form.
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form. Gems also [[FusionDance fuse with one another]], creating larger forms that will generally borrow features from both of their components to differing degrees. For example, every single one of Garnet's fusions seen thus far has kept her CoolShades, albeit in different shapes.



* In ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', [[MeaningfulName Bunny Blanc]] retains her white hair color upon shifting into rabbit form...and, less explicably, her black eyeshadow.
* Imp from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' typically retains his blue and black coloration whenever he disguises himself. Likewise when his master Hordak does a full body shape shift, his new form will have the same coloration as well as his FACE on it.
* The titular character of the animated ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' has transformations (apart from the likes of Mr. Beetleman, Cousin BJ etc.) that often exhibit his stripes (usually the black and white ones seen on his suit), color palette and/or facial features (sometimes including [[http://i.imgur.com/bwaGbAZ.png the whole face]]).

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* In ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh'', ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'', [[MeaningfulName Bunny Blanc]] retains her white hair color upon shifting into rabbit form...form... and, less explicably, her black eyeshadow.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'':
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Imp from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' typically retains his blue and black coloration whenever he disguises himself. Likewise himself.
** Likewise,
when his master Hordak does a full body shape shift, his new form will have the same coloration as well as his FACE on it.
* The titular title character of the animated ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' has transformations (apart from the likes of Mr. Beetleman, Cousin BJ etc.) that often exhibit his stripes (usually the black and white ones seen on his suit), color palette and/or facial features (sometimes including [[http://i.imgur.com/bwaGbAZ.png the whole face]]).



2nd Jun '16 4:08:28 PM Vir
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Gorilla Grodd succeeds in his plans to turn every human into an intelligent ape, leading to an amusing scene where Lex Luthor looks at himself in a mirror and sees that [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments despite being covered in fur, his head's still as bald as ever.]]

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Gorilla Grodd succeeds in his plans to turn every human into an intelligent ape, leading to an amusing scene where Lex Luthor looks at himself in a mirror and sees that [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments despite being covered in fur, his head's still as bald as ever.]]
30th May '16 8:45:26 AM Ibrahim77X
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->''"The chieftain had been turned into a pumpkin although, in accordance with the rules of universal humour, he still had his hat on."''

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->''"The chieftain had been turned into a pumpkin although, [[RuleOfFunny in accordance with the rules of universal humour, humour]], he still had his hat on."''
28th Apr '16 7:35:45 PM dasuberkaiser
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** In the first game there are one species of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels called Joy]], which act as a MirrorBoss to Bayonetta right down to copying her appearance if they choose to. They actually do this in an attempt to trick Cereza into following them, however once the real Bayonetta steps in its obvious the Joys suffer once crucial bit of morphic resonance, the glowing HolyHalo above their head.

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** In the first game there are one species of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels angels]] called Joy]], Joy, which act as a MirrorBoss to Bayonetta right down to copying her appearance if they choose to. They actually do this in an attempt to trick Cereza into following them, however once the real Bayonetta steps in its obvious the Joys suffer once crucial bit of morphic resonance, the glowing HolyHalo above their head.
15th Apr '16 10:17:02 PM Darkstarr
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* Pookah from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'' tend to resemble the animals they change into in their human forms, both in their Fae Kith and human Seemings.
29th Mar '16 10:13:48 PM Kirayoshi
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** Averted during Creator/GrantMorrison's run on JLA when Plastic Man managed to successfully disguise himself as the Joker, turning his skin white, his hair green and his costume purple.
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