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25th Aug '16 2:29:14 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* A common form of the obligatory {{Goosebumps}} TwistEnding. If a book has the main characters transforming into something and the story is about them trying to turn back into kids, odds are quite high that the last sentence will have that happen.
8th Aug '16 1:53:01 PM benefluence
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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', Lord Vetinari is changed into a lizard for much of the novel. When he gets changed back, he notices a new habit of sticking out his tongue. This can be a side effect of "Borrowing" (inhabiting the mind of another creature). When Granny Weatherwax does it, she tends to return to her body with some animalistic behaviors and urges. Fortunately, she is iron willed enough to shrug them off after a while. It's shown that the animal habits eventually disappear on their own, regardless of will as when Esk Borrowed the mind of an eagle and later returned to normal. In other words, it's a DownplayedTrope.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', Lord Vetinari is changed into a lizard for much of the novel. When he gets changed back, he notices a new habit of sticking out his tongue. This can be It also occurs as a side effect of "Borrowing" (inhabiting the mind of another creature). When Granny Weatherwax does it, she tends Borrowers tend to return to her their body with some animalistic behaviors and urges. Fortunately, she is iron willed enough to shrug them off after a while. It's shown urges that the animal habits eventually disappear on their own, regardless of will as when Esk Borrowed the mind of an eagle and later returned to normal. In other words, it's a DownplayedTrope. gradually wear off.
12th Jun '16 3:37:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' the villain, Yzma, is [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into a kitten]] in the end. By the time of the sequel, she is human again, but still possesses a tail and some catlike behavior (which is an ActorAllusion; Eartha Kitt is best remembered for playing [[Series/{{Batman}} Catwoman]])



* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' the villain, Yzma, is [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into a kitten]] in the end. By the time of the sequel, she is human again, but still possesses a tail and some catlike behavior (which is an ActorAllusion; Eartha Kitt is best remembered for playing [[Series/{{Batman}} Catwoman]])
12th Jun '16 3:36:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', Juniper is turned into a lemur, but when she is changed back at the end of the episode, she still has a tail. [[spoiler:Psych, no it was just [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Ray-Ray]] telling her she still had a tail.]]
* One TreehouseOfHorror episode had Homer Simpson get turned into a bizarre chimera with a chicken's body. When homer turns back to normal at the end of the episode, it turns out that he still has the body of a chicken... ...and lays an egg.
** In another TreehouseOfHorror he went back in time and kept changing the past. In the finale one everything was back to normal...except everyone ate with long retractable reptile tongues. Homer just shrugs and says "Eh, close enough".

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* In one episode of ''TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'', Juniper is turned into a lemur, but when she is changed back at the end of the episode, she still has a tail. [[spoiler:Psych, no it was just [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Ray-Ray]] telling her she still had a tail.]]
* WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror:
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One TreehouseOfHorror episode had Homer Simpson get turned into a bizarre chimera with a chicken's body. When homer turns back to normal at the end of the episode, it turns out that he still has the body of a chicken... ...and lays an egg.
** In another TreehouseOfHorror episode he went back in time and kept changing the past. In the finale one everything was back to normal...except everyone ate with long retractable reptile tongues. Homer just shrugs and says "Eh, close enough".



* An episode of {{Freakazoid}} had the hero going back in time through a vortex and winding up averting World War 2. Upon returning to the present, he finds things have changed: Sharon Stone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, cold fusion works, Euro-Disney a hit, and no more Chevy Chase movies. It is topped with where the episode began, aboard Air Force One. Only the president is now [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain the Brain]].
* The 1961 {{Popeye}} cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" delved into the bizarre, as bumps on the head suffered by Popeye, Swee' Pea, Wimpy and Olive has their personalities and voices switched with each other (Popeye is Swee'Pea and Swee' Pea is Popeye; Olive and Wimpy are switched similarly). After a second bump return everyone to normal (and a sock from Swee' Pea/Popeye on Brutus), only Brutus and Popeye are still reliving their infancies.

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* An episode of {{Freakazoid}} WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} had the hero going back in time through a vortex and winding up averting World War 2. Upon returning to the present, he finds things have changed: Sharon Stone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, cold fusion works, Euro-Disney a hit, and no more Chevy Chase movies. It is topped with where the episode began, aboard Air Force One. Only the president is now [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain the Brain]].
* The 1961 {{Popeye}} WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" delved into the bizarre, as bumps on the head suffered by Popeye, Swee' Pea, Wimpy and Olive has their personalities and voices switched with each other (Popeye is Swee'Pea and Swee' Pea is Popeye; Olive and Wimpy are switched similarly). After a second bump return everyone to normal (and a sock from Swee' Pea/Popeye on Brutus), only Brutus and Popeye are still reliving their infancies.


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14th May '16 3:59:09 PM Euan2000
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* In ''Webcomic/OnceStung'', after Samantha is turned back from giant snake to human she manifests several snake characteristics - such as reptile eyes, fangs and a forked tongue - the next morning.
31st Mar '16 4:12:46 PM Pamina
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* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'': At the end, James Henry was changed back to a live action boy after remaining stop-motion throughout a majority of the film. The insects that live inside the eponymous giant peach, however, stay huge and stop-motion animated.

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* ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'': At the end, James Henry was changed changes back to a live action boy after remaining stop-motion throughout a majority of the film. This is because he coughs up the magic crocodile tongue that transformed him after he accidentally swallowed it. The insects that live inside the eponymous giant peach, however, stay huge and stop-motion animated.animated, because the magic tongues ''they'' swallowed stay inside them.
9th Mar '16 9:47:02 AM Hossmeister
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* ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'': In one episode, a soul-sucking nix sucked the souls of several students during a school dance. In the end, everything went back to normal. [[spoiler:Except that Trixie and Spud were now in each other's bodies. They were back to normal in the next episode but it's never revealed how they did it and it was never been brought up again. (note: It happened ''before'' they learned about Jake being a dragon)]]

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* ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'': ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': In one episode, a soul-sucking nix sucked the souls of several students during a school dance. In the end, everything went back to normal. [[spoiler:Except that Trixie and Spud were now in each other's bodies. They were back to normal in the next episode but it's never revealed how they did it and it was never been brought up again. (note: It happened ''before'' they learned about Jake being a dragon)]]
19th Feb '16 7:06:29 AM DannWoolf
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* In the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny uses the Ghost Zone portal to remove his powers, but retains a white SkunkStripe in his hair. After he ultimately gets his powers back, it's gone.



* In the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny uses the Ghost Zone portal to remove his powers, but retains a white SkunkStripe in his hair. After he ultimately gets his powers back, it's gone.
19th Feb '16 7:06:00 AM DannWoolf
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* In the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny uses the Ghost Zone portal to remove his powers, but retains a white SkunkStripe in his hair. After he ultimately gets his powers back, it's gone.
6th Jan '16 7:17:33 PM nombretomado
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* The story mode of ''SoulCalibur V'' has a serious variant at the end with [[spoiler:Pyrrha Alexandra breaking free of [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]]'s [[BrainwashedAndCrazy influence]]. [[BlackEyesOfCrazy Eyes]] normal? Check. [[PowerEchoes Voice]] normal? Check. No longer obsessed with gathering souls for the evil sword? Check. [[RedRightHand Monstrous right arm]] reverted to something presentable in polite company? Sorry, you are out of luck there.]]
* Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft got infested by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] in the original opus, who used ViralTransformation to turn her from a human with psychic powers to a powerful Terran/Zerg hybrid as well as a BrainwashedAndCrazy MagnificentBitch. In VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty, she is cured from her transformation and brought back to her human form and personnality. However, she turns out to still have some zerg mutagene inside her, resulting in her keeping the hair from her zerg form as well as some of her abilities. This becomes a plotpoint in VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm, where she uses what remains of her zerg abilities to take over the Zerg again, and eventually [[spoiler:turns her back in her Zerg form, with her regular personnality in confrol this time.]]

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* The story mode of ''SoulCalibur ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur V'' has a serious variant at the end with [[spoiler:Pyrrha Alexandra breaking free of [[ArtifactOfDoom Soul Edge]]'s [[BrainwashedAndCrazy influence]]. [[BlackEyesOfCrazy Eyes]] normal? Check. [[PowerEchoes Voice]] normal? Check. No longer obsessed with gathering souls for the evil sword? Check. [[RedRightHand Monstrous right arm]] reverted to something presentable in polite company? Sorry, you are out of luck there.]]
* Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft ''Franchise/StarCraft'' got infested by the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] in the original opus, who used ViralTransformation to turn her from a human with psychic powers to a powerful Terran/Zerg hybrid as well as a BrainwashedAndCrazy MagnificentBitch. In VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty, ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'', she is cured from her transformation and brought back to her human form and personnality. However, she turns out to still have some zerg mutagene inside her, resulting in her keeping the hair from her zerg form as well as some of her abilities. This becomes a plotpoint in VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm, where she uses what remains of her zerg abilities to take over the Zerg again, and eventually [[spoiler:turns her back in her Zerg form, with her regular personnality in confrol this time.]]
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