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24th Apr '18 4:38:09 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie G.I. Joe: The Movie]]'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off new hero Lt. Falcon.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie G.I. Joe: The Movie]]'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off new hero Lt. Falcon.
24th Apr '18 3:58:07 PM Overfiend
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* In ''Animation/G.I.Joe:TheMovie'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off Lt. Falcon, the Hero.

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* In ''Animation/G.''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie G.I.Joe:TheMovie'', Joe: The Movie]]'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off new hero Lt. Falcon, the Hero.Falcon.
24th Apr '18 3:55:47 PM Overfiend
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* In ''Animation/G.I.Joe:TheMovie'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off Lt. Falcon, the DesignatedHero.

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* In ''Animation/G.I.Joe:TheMovie'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off Lt. Falcon, the DesignatedHero.Hero.
24th Apr '18 3:53:54 PM Overfiend
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* In ''Animation/G.I.Joe:TheMovie'', Cobra Commander, former leader of COBRA, is punished by his masters in Cobra-La for his repeated failures in conquering the world by being turned into a humanoid snake that eventually devolves into a full, but human-sized, snake, with limited speech capacity. This somewhat bites Golobulus and co. in the ass towards the end of the film, when a vengeful Cobra Commander attacks Serpentor, CC's usurper and Cobra-La's new favorite, just when the Cobra Emperor is about to finish off Lt. Falcon, the DesignatedHero.
9th Apr '18 6:02:44 PM Crackalacking
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** [[BigBad Acnologia]] and [[spoiler: [[TheBaroness Irene Belserion,]]]] however, are capable of turning into full-fledged dragons.
7th Apr '18 10:05:15 AM Crackalacking
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* ''Manga/FairyTail:'' [[SubvertedTrope While it doesn't fully turn them into dragons,]] first-generation Dragon Slayers are capable of using an advanced magic ability called [[EleventhHourSuperpower Dragon Force,]] which ''immensely'' increases their magic power and gives them visible scales on their bodies. [[TheHero Natsu]] is first seen using it during his fight with [[ArcVillain Jellal,]] and [[spoiler: [[TagalongKid Wendy]] and [[ExtraOredinary Gajeel]] are seen using it against Ezel and Bloodman, respectively.]] However, the Dragon Slayer in question must consume ''A LOT'' of magical energy to enter this state. Second and third-generation Dragon Slayers, like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Laxus,]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Sting and Rogue,]] are capable of using it at will, but it lacks a lot of "oomph" compared to the real deal.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail:'' [[SubvertedTrope While it doesn't fully turn them into dragons,]] first-generation Dragon Slayers are capable of using an advanced magic ability called [[EleventhHourSuperpower Dragon Force,]] which ''immensely'' increases their magic power and gives them visible scales on their bodies. [[TheHero Natsu]] is first seen using it during his fight with [[ArcVillain Jellal,]] and [[spoiler: [[TagalongKid Wendy]] and [[ExtraOredinary Gajeel]] are seen using it against Ezel and Bloodman, respectively.]] However, the Dragon Slayer in question must consume ''A LOT'' of magical energy to enter this state. Second and third-generation Dragon Slayers, like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Laxus,]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Sting and Rogue,]] are capable of using it at will, but it lacks a lot of "oomph" compared to the real deal.
7th Apr '18 10:02:49 AM Crackalacking
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* ''Manga/FairyTail:'' [[SubvertedTrope While it doesn't fully turn them into dragons,]] first-generation Dragon Slayers are capable of using an advanced magic ability called [[EleventhHourSuperpower Dragon Force,]] which ''immensely'' increases their magic power and gives them visible scales on their bodies. [[TheHero Natsu]] is first seen using it during his fight with [[ArcVillain Jellal,]] and [[spoiler: [[TagalongKid Wendy]] and [[ExtraOredinary Gajeel]] are seen using it against Ezel and Bloodman, respectively.]] However, the Dragon Slayer in question must consume ''A LOT'' of magical energy to enter this state. Second and third-generation Dragon Slayers, like [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Laxus,]] [[ThoseTwoGuys Sting and Rogue,]] are capable of using it at will, but it lacks a lot of "oomph" compared to the real deal.
16th Feb '18 2:21:12 PM LordXavius
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* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', BigBad PhysicalGod Tsukuyomi turns into the [[{{Orochi}} Yamata no Orochi]] when he really feels like destroying.
25th Jan '18 6:21:08 AM Derkhan
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* The universe of Creator/StevenErikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, best known from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' books, features the Soletaken, who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change ("veer") from humanoid to beast form]]. Some Soletaken veer into draconean forms, which is powerful, but also occasionally PlayedForLaughs or the RuleOfCool in order to underline the series's theme of ancient or powerful creatures being too long out of touch with the world and just as susceptible to a brick in the head as any mortal.

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* The universe of Creator/StevenErikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, best known from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' books, features the Soletaken, who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change ("veer") from humanoid to beast form]]. Some Soletaken veer into draconean forms, which is powerful, but also occasionally PlayedForLaughs or the RuleOfCool in order to underline the series's theme of ancient or powerful creatures being too long out of touch with the world and just as susceptible to a brick in the head as any mortal. Examples:
25th Jan '18 6:20:04 AM Derkhan
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* The universe of Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, best known from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' books, features the Soletaken, who can change ("veer") from humanoid to beast form. Some Soletaken veer into draconean ''[sic]'' form, which is powerful, but somehow never seems to really work out in the story. Examples:
** ''Gardens of the Moon'' (book one): Silanah (a true dragon, not a shapeshifter) and four [[DarkIsNotEvil Tiste Andii]] Draconean Soletaken [[spoiler:face off against Raest, the Jaghut Tyrant. He chases them off.]]
** ''Gardens of the Moon'' (book one): [[AntiVillain Anomander Rake]] veers into draconean form and [[spoiler:flies over Darujhistan, but he doesn't accomplish anything, and sembles back to humanoid form to fight a Malazan demon]].
** ''Memories of Ice'' (book three): Anomander Rake veers into draconean form to harry a horde of humans, which should be a trivial task. But [[spoiler:one of them, Anaster, somehow poisons him, and Rake shies away. Then he takes humanoid form in order to kill some measly witches.]]
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven): In the prologue, Scabandari Bloodeye, in draconean form, [[spoiler:fights two Elder Gods and is killed]].
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven): Menandore, Sheltatha Lore and Sukul Ankhadu, in draconean form, face [[spoiler:two measly humans (Quick Ben and Hedge). All three end up badly wounded and getting killed soon after]].
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven): In the ultimate anticlimax to this book, Silchas Ruin (Anomander Rake's brother) faces [[spoiler:(again) a bunch of measly humans and gets his butt handed to him]].
*** Apparently the only time this ability was used successfully was in ''House of Chains'' when Osseric veered into a dragon to [[spoiler: fly his son L'Oric out of the crumbling memory of Raraku]].

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* The universe of Steven Erikson Creator/StevenErikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont, best known from the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' books, features the Soletaken, who can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change ("veer") from humanoid to beast form. form]]. Some Soletaken veer into draconean ''[sic]'' form, forms, which is powerful, but somehow never seems also occasionally PlayedForLaughs or the RuleOfCool in order to really work underline the series's theme of ancient or powerful creatures being too long out of touch with the world and just as susceptible to a brick in the story. Examples:
head as any mortal.
** ''Gardens of the Moon'' (book one): Silanah (a true dragon, not a shapeshifter) and four In book one, ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'', several [[DarkIsNotEvil Tiste Andii]] Draconean Soletaken [[spoiler:face off against Raest, veer into their draconic forms to better be able to confront [[SealedEvilInACan Raest]], [[GodEmperor the Jaghut Tyrant. He Tyrant]]. [[spoiler:He chases them off.]]
** ''Gardens of the Moon'' (book one): Also in ''Literature/GardensOfTheMoon'', [[AntiVillain Anomander Rake]] veers into his draconean form and [[spoiler:flies over Darujhistan, but before he doesn't accomplish anything, and attacks a Demon Lord that has been set free in the city of Darujhistan. He eventually sembles back to humanoid into his Tiste Andii form to fight a Malazan demon]].
because he'd rather not destroy half the city with his draconean bulk, though.
** ''Memories of Ice'' (book three): In book three, ''Literature/MemoriesOfIce'', Anomander Rake --being on the [[CombatPragmatist pragmatic side of things ]] -- veers into a dragon in order to harry a bunch of enemy troops away rather than having to kill them.
** In the fourth book, ''Literature/HouseOfChains'', the [[LightIsNotGood Tiste Liosan]] Osserc veers into a dragon in order to fly his son L'oric, who had come seeking him unbidden, out of the crumbling memory of the desert Raraku, since it's much easier for dragons to travel between realms and Osserc wants to get rid of L'oric again as soon as possible.
** In the prologue of ''Literature/MidnightTides'', the fifth volume, Silchas Ruin and Scabandari Bloodeye use their
draconean form to harry a horde better be able to attack the [[OminousFloatingCastle flying fortresses]] of humans, the K'Chain Che'Malle, which should be a trivial task. But [[spoiler:one of them, Anaster, somehow poisons him, and Rake shies away. Then he takes humanoid form in order to kill some measly witches.]]
they couldn't have reached otherwise.
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven): In the prologue, Scabandari Bloodeye, in draconean form, [[spoiler:fights two Elder Gods and is killed]].
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven):
the seventh book, ''Literature/ReapersGale'', the mage Quick Ben uses the ability of the [[PhysicalGod demi-goddesses]] Menandore, Sheltatha Lore and Sukul Ankhadu, in draconean form, face [[spoiler:two measly humans (Quick Ben and Hedge). All three end up badly wounded and getting killed soon after]].
** ''Reaper's Gale'' (book seven): In
Ankhadu to turn into dragons against them. Since all dragons, true or not, have a bad case of the ultimate anticlimax ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, he waits until they all veer in order to this book, attack him, then leads them into turning on each other.
** Also in ''Literature/ReapersGale'', in a deliberate anticlimax,
Silchas Ruin (Anomander Rake's brother) faces [[spoiler:(again) a bunch of measly humans and gets his butt handed to him]].
*** Apparently the only time this ability was used successfully was in ''House of Chains'' when Osseric veered
veers into a dragon in order to [[spoiler: fly his son L'Oric out of attack the crumbling memory city of Raraku]].Letheras because he feels like it, only to be driven off by a couple of soldiers with grenades who shout that [[PlayedForLaughs they'd had enough of dragons for the day]].
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