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10th Aug '17 3:21:08 AM Thuce
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3rd Jun '17 11:14:03 AM nombretomado
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* WhiteWolf also generally did this with their ''Werewolf'' game lines. It's not enough that they're shapeshifting killing machines -- to fit roughly in with the themes of works such as ''The Howling'' and ''Wolfen'', werewolves also have ties to nature that give them access to the SpiritWorld and a special relationship with its denizens. Whether this relationship is "[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse stalwart defenders]]" or "[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken border police]]" depends on the gameline.

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* WhiteWolf Creator/WhiteWolf also generally did this with their ''Werewolf'' game lines. It's not enough that they're shapeshifting killing machines -- to fit roughly in with the themes of works such as ''The Howling'' and ''Wolfen'', werewolves also have ties to nature that give them access to the SpiritWorld and a special relationship with its denizens. Whether this relationship is "[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse stalwart defenders]]" or "[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken border police]]" depends on the gameline.
17th Apr '17 12:38:58 PM Grey_Wolf_c
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* Both played straight and averted in HarryPotter. For example, cerberus makes an appearance as a giant, three-headed guardian closely resembling its original myth, but the boggart gets quite a significant power increase from its minor mischief origin.
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8th Apr '17 5:14:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' has many, many examples, but one familiar to even casual players of the game would be dragons. Dragons in ''Rifts'' have PsychicPowers, VoluntaryShapeshifting, and {{Teleportation}} as standard abilities, on top of the normal breath weapon and flying abilities. They're also intelligent at birth due to GeneticMemory. Oh, and hatchlings are available as player characters.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' has many, many examples, but one familiar to even casual players of the game would be dragons. Dragons in ''Rifts'' have PsychicPowers, VoluntaryShapeshifting, and {{Teleportation}} as standard abilities, on top of the normal breath weapon and flying abilities. They're also intelligent at birth due to GeneticMemory. Oh, and hatchlings are available as player characters.
11th Dec '16 6:16:58 AM wrpen99
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' includes a few specific cases of artistic license here and there, the most notable of which is the game's first boss. The Eye of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] is given the ability to fly around, summon other, smaller flying eyeballs, and halfway into the fight gains ''[[EyeScream teeth]]'' where the iris used to be. Other instances include Harpies, who can fling sharpened feathers, Nymphs, who are incredibly durable and strong for how early they can appear, and, [[CursedWithAwesome if the buffs you get when you transform into one are anything to go by,]] Werewolves.
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8th Dec '16 3:36:20 PM HeroicJay
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** [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed in one hit. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].

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** [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed an Esper (though only in one hit.the remakes). In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].
8th Aug '16 11:02:46 AM NoSpoilerz
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* It should be noted that in the myth Bahamut isn't exactly carrying the world, though it is the most common interpretation and perhaps what the original myth intended, the exact words say that it was carrying: "all of god's creation".[[Creator.JorgeLuisBorges Some authors]] have played with this and stated that what it is actually holding is the [[BiggerIsBetter universe]]. This is actually an [[IncrediblyLamePun enormous]] literature upgrade.

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* It should be noted that in the myth Bahamut isn't exactly carrying the world, though it is the most common interpretation and perhaps what the original myth intended, the exact words say that it was carrying: "all of god's creation". [[Creator.JorgeLuisBorges Some authors]] have played with this and stated that what it is actually holding is the [[BiggerIsBetter universe]]. This is actually an [[IncrediblyLamePun enormous]] literature upgrade.
8th Aug '16 11:02:31 AM NoSpoilerz
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* It should be noted that in the myth Bahamut isn't exactly carrying the world, though it is the most common interpretation and perhaps what the original myth intended, the exact words say that it was carrying: "all of god's creation".[[Creator.JorgeLuisBorges Some authors]] have played with this and stated that what it is actually holding is the [[BiggerIsBetter universe]]. This is actually a an [[IncrediblyLamePun enormous]] literature upgrade.

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* It should be noted that in the myth Bahamut isn't exactly carrying the world, though it is the most common interpretation and perhaps what the original myth intended, the exact words say that it was carrying: "all of god's creation".[[Creator.JorgeLuisBorges Some authors]] have played with this and stated that what it is actually holding is the [[BiggerIsBetter universe]]. This is actually a an [[IncrediblyLamePun enormous]] literature upgrade.
10th Jun '16 11:02:53 PM olioster
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** Gilgamesh's companion Enkidu was affected, too. He's some kind of demonic buddy to the Gilgamesh Esper in the GBA remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', and in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' he's... a dog.

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** Gilgamesh's companion Enkidu was affected, too. He's some kind of demonic buddy to the Gilgamesh Esper in the GBA remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', and in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' he's... a dog. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has him as a green chicken.
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