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18th Jan '16 8:27:35 PM DarkMask
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* DarkIsNotEvil heroic example from the titular character from {{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}} when she obtains the ability to [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a giant snake]] in order to swim quickly underwater, aptly named Snake Within. Her mother, [[SecretCharacter Rosa]], also gains a similar ability called Cobra Within.
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* DarkIsNotEvil heroic example from the titular character from {{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}} ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' when she obtains the ability to [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a giant snake]] in order to swim quickly underwater, aptly named Snake Within. Her mother, [[SecretCharacter Rosa]], also gains a similar ability called Cobra Within.
18th Jan '16 7:58:17 PM DarkMask
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* DarkIsNotEvil heroic example from the titular character from {{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}} when she obtains the ability to [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a giant snake]] in order to swim quickly underwater, aptly named Snake Within. Her mother, [[SecretCharacter Rosa]], also gains a similar ability called Cobra Within.
19th Dec '15 4:54:34 PM nombretomado
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* A recurring antagonist in ''ShakuganNoShana'' lives to be recurring only because he shapeshifts into a ''small'' snakelike creature to escape a losing battle.
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* A recurring antagonist in ''ShakuganNoShana'' ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' lives to be recurring only because he shapeshifts into a ''small'' snakelike creature to escape a losing battle.
13th Nov '15 11:02:41 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* The big bad from ''VideoGame/LordOfMagnaMaidenHeaven'' transforms into this for the final battle. While he loses his incredibly accurate instant death attack, he becomes such a massive DamageSponge that it can take ''hours'' to beat him. He also gains an attack that's able to wipe out any party member that isn't the Stone Wall caught in its radius, so he doesn't lose much by changing.
11th Nov '15 1:16:21 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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This trope is not strictly limited for the bad guys. However, when it's the good guys doing this, they typically turn into dragons instead of snakes.
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This trope is not strictly limited for the bad guys. However, when it's the good guys doing this, they typically turn into dragons instead of snakes. snakes. Note that since Disney's ''Sleeping Beauty'', many villains have also turned into fire-breathing dragons.
6th Nov '15 10:59:59 AM MilesDryden
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': One of the very few examples where it's a good character doing this. When [=DeDe=] was a baby she gave birth to an imaginary world called Koosland, with Peepers as her first creation, a cynical rabbit like creature who gave away so much happiness in the land that he left none for himself. One day, an evil animesque alien kidnapped him to use as an energy source. In the end foiled by the efforts of Dexter and [=DeDe's=] other imaginary friend, Koosy, the alien warlord meets his demise by being stomped by Peepers, who mutated himself in a flesh-colored, evil-looking dragon.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': One of the very few examples where it's a good character doing this. When [=DeDe=] Dee Dee was a baby she gave birth to an imaginary world called Koosland, with Peepers as her first creation, a cynical rabbit like creature who gave away so much happiness in the land that he left none for himself. One day, an evil animesque alien kidnapped him to use as an energy source. In the end foiled by the efforts of Dexter and [=DeDe's=] Dee Dee's other imaginary friend, Koosy, the alien warlord meets his demise by being stomped by Peepers, who mutated himself in a flesh-colored, evil-looking dragon.
6th Nov '15 10:49:18 AM MilesDryden
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* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' does this after defeating his normal human form. It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.
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* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' does this after defeating his normal human form. It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.
6th Nov '15 10:34:59 AM MilesDryden
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* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' does this in the North American release (''Dragon Warrior''). It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.
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* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' does this in the North American release (''Dragon Warrior'').after defeating his normal human form. It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.

** The Dragonlord does this in all the various remakes of the original game, too. It was decided that the BigBad transforming into a dragon as his OneWingedAngel form was more interesting than easily killing him and then having to fight his pet dragon that he inexplicably didn't sic on you first.
5th Nov '15 8:58:07 AM nombretomado
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* The Creator/MarvelComics ''Comicbook/FearItself'' crossover ended with the [[BigBad Serpent]], a humanoid Asgardian god whose name is more of a nickname/title due to his nature, abandoning his human form and all if its powers to turn into a giant snake that is easily sliced up by [[TheMightyThor Thor]] for no apparent reason.
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* The Creator/MarvelComics ''Comicbook/FearItself'' crossover ended with the [[BigBad Serpent]], a humanoid Asgardian god whose name is more of a nickname/title due to his nature, abandoning his human form and all if its powers to turn into a giant snake that is easily sliced up by [[TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] for no apparent reason.
8th Oct '15 11:34:27 AM Theriocephalus
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There's probably something [[FauxSymbolism symbolic]] about the tendencies of a villain to turn into a snake. In the West there is a strong established symbolism for snakes from Literature/TheBible (most famously the serpent in the Garden of Eden), Myth/NorseMythology, and there's {{Orochi}} in Myth/JapaneseMythology. Adding onto this, there is the fact that when walking in the wild, it's generally not a good idea to stop and pet a snake.
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There's probably something [[FauxSymbolism symbolic]] about the tendencies of a villain to turn into a snake. In the West there is a strong established symbolism for snakes as symbols of evil from Literature/TheBible (most famously the serpent in the Garden of Eden), Eden) and Myth/NorseMythology, and there's {{Orochi}} in Myth/JapaneseMythology. Adding onto this, there is the fact that when walking in the wild, it's generally not a good idea to stop and pet a snake.
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