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11th Jun '17 11:45:46 AM DaibhidC
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* The 2nd edition ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has the Alternate Form: Swarm Body meta-trait to represent Discworld vampires, above.
8th Jun '17 12:09:28 PM psionycx
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* On ''Series/{{Shadowhunters}}'', the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Prince of Hell]] Azazel can evade attacks by dissolving into a swarm of insects and flying away.
4th Jun '17 11:58:16 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', a vampire can only change into a single bat if they've been feeding on human blood, since it takes great magical power to change one's body mass in the setting. Belonging to the [[VegetarianVampires beetotaler Black Ribboners]], Lance-Constable Sally von Humpeding, the first vampire to join the Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', turns into a flock of bats. This is theoretically easier than turning into a single bat since you don't have ShapeshifterBaggage problems. What you do have are "keeping track of where they all are" problems and, for female vampires, "making sure two of them carry your clothes for you" problems.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', a vampire can only change into a single bat if they've been feeding on human blood, since it takes great magical power to change one's body mass in the setting. Belonging to the [[VegetarianVampires [[VegetarianVampire beetotaler Black Ribboners]], Lance-Constable Sally von Humpeding, the first vampire to join the Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', turns into a flock of bats. This is theoretically easier than turning into a single bat since you don't have ShapeshifterBaggage problems. What you do have are "keeping track of where they all are" problems and, for female vampires, "making sure two of them carry your clothes for you" problems.
4th Jun '17 11:35:42 AM DaibhidC
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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', a vampire can only change into a single bat if they've been feeding on human blood, since it takes great magical power to change one's body mass in the setting. Belonging to the teetotaler Black Ribboners, Lance-Constable Sally von Humpeding, the first vampire to join the Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', turns into a flock of bats. This is theoretically easier than turning into a single bat since you don't have ShapeshifterBaggage problems. What you do have are "keeping track of where they all are" problems and, for female vampires, "making sure two of them carry your clothes for you" problems.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', a vampire can only change into a single bat if they've been feeding on human blood, since it takes great magical power to change one's body mass in the setting. Belonging to the teetotaler [[VegetarianVampires beetotaler Black Ribboners, Ribboners]], Lance-Constable Sally von Humpeding, the first vampire to join the Ankh-Morpork City Watch in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', turns into a flock of bats. This is theoretically easier than turning into a single bat since you don't have ShapeshifterBaggage problems. What you do have are "keeping track of where they all are" problems and, for female vampires, "making sure two of them carry your clothes for you" problems.problems.
** Despite being very much not Black Ribboners, the Magpyr family transforms into a swarm of hundreds of magpies at the end of ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', presumably because [[RuleOfCool it looks cool]].
28th May '17 3:35:01 PM Someoneman
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* A variation is the central ability of the [[ThatOneBoss Yellow Devil]] and its many, many successors throughout the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise.

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* A variation is the central ability of the [[ThatOneBoss Yellow Devil]] Devil and its many, many successors throughout the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' franchise.


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* In ''VideoGame/{{Awesomenauts}}'', Ix the Interloper can avoid attacks by splitting his body into many smaller crystals
25th Apr '17 6:30:27 PM euan112358
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', Umbra Witches can do this as a part of their {{Animorphism}} Shapeshifting powers, disintegrating into a swarm of small flying creatures (like bats, moths or hornets) to dodge attacks and reform elsewhere.
10th Apr '17 6:20:54 PM Getta
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Unlike in the case of LiterallyShatteredLives, those employing this trope don't die from being shattered. See also PullingThemselvesTogether, which is similar to the second half of this trope, and generally trauma-induced. For a similar ability, see SuperSmoke. Related is {{Teleportation}} that employs a method similar to this, i.e breaking the subject into atoms and then reconstructing them in another place; people who have this as an ability might achieve long-distance movement similar to a teleport this way.

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Unlike in the case of LiterallyShatteredLives, those employing this trope don't die from being shattered. See also PullingThemselvesTogether, which is similar to the second half of this trope, and generally trauma-induced. For a BlobMonster and ElementalShapeshifter can do something similar ability, see SuperSmoke.to this. Compare also DetachmentCombat if they just detach their body parts rather than breaking down to flying pieces. Related is {{Teleportation}} that employs a method similar to this, i.e breaking the subject into atoms and then reconstructing them in another place; people who have this as an ability might achieve long-distance movement similar to a teleport this way.
29th Jan '17 12:49:00 PM Owlorange1995
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** In the spinoff ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'', the Dark Nut miniboss at the end of level 8 breaks apart into a swarm of Keese when his body is damaged.
29th Jan '17 12:44:34 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'': After it's outer layer of armor is knocked off, the Darknut demonstrates the ability to dissolve into thousands of flies and reform at will. Although this allows him to teleport around the room and avoid Link's attacks, it also reveals his weakness: [[spoiler: there are three white flies among the black ones, and if they are destroyed the Darknut can be killed in his humanoid form]].
5th Jan '17 3:45:41 AM jormis29
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** In the spinoff ''Link's Crossbow Training'', the Dark Nut miniboss at the end of level 8 breaks apart into a swarm of Keese when his body is damaged.

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** In the spinoff ''Link's Crossbow Training'', ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'', the Dark Nut miniboss at the end of level 8 breaks apart into a swarm of Keese when his body is damaged.
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