History Main / ShapeShifterGuiltTrip

8th Feb '18 7:37:01 PM HeroGal2347
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Also see ShapeshifterSwanSong. Contrast ShapeshiftingSeducer.

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Also see ShapeshifterSwanSong.ShapeshifterSwanSong and TreacherousSpiritChase. Contrast ShapeshiftingSeducer.
27th Jan '18 12:57:31 PM HiddenWindshield
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** You can attempt one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' against Igos Du Ikana with his knight captain's mask. Then fail completely.
-->"Ohhh! Keeta! Is it not Captain Keeta?!?... But you're so... T-Tiny!!!"
*** Also done with the Gorman brothers of the same game while wearing their brother's mask, they get so upset looking at it they can't fight.

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** You can attempt one this twice in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', once against Igos Du Ikana with his knight captain's mask. Then fail completely.
-->"Ohhh! Keeta! Is it not Captain Keeta?!?... But you're so... T-Tiny!!!"
*** Also done with
mask ([[spoiler: which fails completely]]), and once against the Gorman brothers of the same game while wearing with their brother's mask, they get mask ([[spoiler:which upsets them so upset looking at it much they can't fight.fight]]).
18th Jan '18 7:56:24 AM Racoon7
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** In the backstory, the dwarf Durlag built his [[BonusDungeon fortress]] as a safe haven for all of his kin, but unfortunatelly, it got infested by doppelgangers. He had to fight his way out of the fortress through monsters bearing the faces of his family and companions, which caused him to go insane. He now saw enemies everywhere and [[BoobyTrap booby-trapped]] the whole place UpToEleven.

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** In the backstory, the dwarf Durlag built his [[BonusDungeon fortress]] as a safe haven for all of his kin, but unfortunatelly, it got infested by doppelgangers. He had to fight his way out of the fortress through monsters bearing the faces of his family and companions, which caused him to go insane. He now saw enemies everywhere and [[BoobyTrap booby-trapped]] the whole place UpToEleven.[[UpToEleven with more traps than you'll see again in the whole series.]].
18th Jan '18 7:42:12 AM Racoon7
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* The ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series features doppelgangers and other shapeshifters who like to impersonate other characters, but all of them shift into their normal forms when attacking, thus disqualifying some interesting scenes from quite exemplifying this trope. The closest to actually qualifying are the random doppelgangers that attack you in the Candlekeep catacombs that appear in the form of familiar minor characters and speak lines that don't actually make sense for those characters but are still related to what they might actually say; the greater doppelgangers near the end of the level try to convince you that it's all been an illusion and you've actually been killing the people that the doppelgangers looked like, but they stop pretending immediately if you choose to fight them. ''Throne of Bhaal'' also has a similar scene where some wraiths have a go at [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking You by Talking]] in the form of lost loved ones, but they too do it only ''before'' the battle is joined, not during it.
** In the backstory, Durlag having to kill doppelgangers who'd taken on the forms of his companions was what caused him to go insane and turn his fortress into the BonusDungeon.

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* The ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series features doppelgangers and other shapeshifters who like to impersonate other characters, but all of them shift into their normal forms when attacking, thus disqualifying some interesting scenes from quite exemplifying this trope.
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The closest to actually qualifying are the random doppelgangers that attack you in the Candlekeep catacombs that appear in the form of familiar minor characters Candlekeep inhabitants and speak lines that don't actually make sense give lame, one-sentence excuses for those characters but are still related to what they might actually say; the attacking you. \\
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greater doppelgangers near the end of the level exit try to convince you that it's all been an illusion placed on you by [[BigBad Sarevok]] and you've actually been killing the people that the doppelgangers looked like, trying to make you feel guilty, but they stop pretending immediately if you choose to fight them. them.
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''Throne of Bhaal'' also has a similar scene where some wraiths have a go at [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking You breaking you by Talking]] talking]] in the form of lost loved ones, but they too do it only ''before'' the battle is joined, not during it.
** In the backstory, the dwarf Durlag having to kill doppelgangers who'd taken on the forms built his [[BonusDungeon fortress]] as a safe haven for all of his companions was what kin, but unfortunatelly, it got infested by doppelgangers. He had to fight his way out of the fortress through monsters bearing the faces of his family and companions, which caused him to go insane insane. He now saw enemies everywhere and turn his fortress into [[BoobyTrap booby-trapped]] the BonusDungeon.whole place UpToEleven.
28th Dec '17 7:03:59 PM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
21st Dec '17 6:34:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' Lyumnades Kaza did this thrice on-screen (plus a couple off-screen times). First in a battle against Cygnus Hyoga, taking the form of Aquarius. Then against Pegasus. Then in battle against Shun by transforming into his brother; it didn't work at first. He did it again when Shun was getting the upper hand, and it made Shun doubt enough for Kaza to beat him. Finally he did it against Shun's brother Ikki by transforming into Shun. But as Ikki was a GenreSavvy AntiHero, it didn't work.

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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' Lyumnades Kaza did this thrice on-screen (plus a couple off-screen times). First in a battle against Cygnus Hyoga, taking the form of Aquarius. Then against Pegasus. Then in battle against Shun by transforming into his brother; it didn't work at first. He did it again when Shun was getting the upper hand, and it made Shun doubt enough for Kaza to beat him. Finally he did it against Shun's brother Ikki by transforming into Shun. But as Ikki was a GenreSavvy AntiHero, it didn't work.
4th Dec '17 11:20:41 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''{{Metroid}}'' [[spoiler: Gandrayda]] pulls one of these once you [[ShapeshifterSwanSong defeat]] [[spoiler: her]]. First, [[spoiler: she changes into Ghor, then into Rundas, then into Samus. The whole thing takes less than a minute, and the only sound that comes out of her mouth is a scream, but the message to Samus is clear: You couldn't save them from TheCorruption, you couldn't save me from it, and you're not going to be able to save yourself. YourDaysAreNumbered, Samus]].

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* In ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' [[spoiler: Gandrayda]] pulls one of these once you [[ShapeshifterSwanSong defeat]] [[spoiler: her]]. First, [[spoiler: she changes into Ghor, then into Rundas, then into Samus. The whole thing takes less than a minute, and the only sound that comes out of her mouth is a scream, but the message to Samus is clear: You couldn't save them from TheCorruption, you couldn't save me from it, and you're not going to be able to save yourself. YourDaysAreNumbered, Samus]].
28th Nov '17 2:36:51 PM Storygirl000
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* During an issue of ''[[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Sonic Universe]]'', Amy is facing off against the wizard Naugus when he suddenly takes the form of Sonic, her crush. She immediately mocks him for trying that trick, decides that he's too pathetic for her to bother, and lets Knuckles and Shadow -- [[TheRival neither of whom would be very torn up over having to beat up Sonic]] -- finish him off.
30th Sep '17 7:16:39 PM Quanyails
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The TARDIS' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The TARDIS' emergency hologram interface [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging inadvertently]] does this to the Doctor in ''Let's "Let's Kill Hitler'', Hitler", turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:
22nd Sep '17 11:46:42 PM Abodos
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* You can attempt one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' against Igos Du Ikana with his knight captain's mask. Then fail completely.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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You can attempt one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' against Igos Du Ikana with his knight captain's mask. Then fail completely.



** Also done with the Gorman brothers of the same game while wearing their brother's mask, they get so upset looking at it they can't fight.

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** *** Also done with the Gorman brothers of the same game while wearing their brother's mask, they get so upset looking at it they can't fight.fight.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', Midna briefly transforms into the likenesses of the recently kidnapped Colin and Ilia in order to remind Link that he has a personal motivation to fight back against Zant and the Twilight.
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