History Main / ShapeShifterGuiltTrip

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.
27th Jul '17 12:17:32 PM Morgenthaler
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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 ''Series/DoctorWho'': The TARDIS]]' 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:
27th Jul '17 12:16:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* Mystique tries this on her captors in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. She transforms into the President and threatens to have them all court martialed if they do not release her, and then a little girl who begs and cries to be let out. She finally turns mockingly back into herself when one of the guards threatens to empty a can of pepper spray in her face if she doesn't knock it off.

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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Mystique tries this on her captors in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. She transforms into the President and threatens to have them all court martialed if they do not release her, and then a little girl who begs and cries to be let out. She finally turns mockingly back into herself when one of the guards threatens to empty a can of pepper spray in her face if she doesn't knock it off.



* The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Season 1 episode "Skin" does this when Sam fights a shape shifter disguised as Dean. Sam can't kill him, so Dean does.

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The ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' Season 1 episode "Skin" does this when Sam fights a shape shifter disguised as Dean. Sam can't kill him, so Dean does.



* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when the MonsterOfTheWeek appears as [[spoiler:Wesley's]] distant father [[spoiler:[[KilledMidSentence and is unceremoniously shot]]]]. Notably this only happens after he threatens [[spoiler:Wesley's]] love interest, and since [[spoiler:Wesley]] did ''think'' it was his real father at the time he spends the next episode absent, apparently dealing with the revelation that he would have been willing to kill his own father. Made more humorous with all the other characters saying how they killed "their" fathers or mothers and haven't looked back since.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', episode, when the MonsterOfTheWeek appears as [[spoiler:Wesley's]] distant father [[spoiler:[[KilledMidSentence and is unceremoniously shot]]]]. Notably this only happens after he threatens [[spoiler:Wesley's]] love interest, and since [[spoiler:Wesley]] did ''think'' it was his real father at the time he spends the next episode absent, apparently dealing with the revelation that he would have been willing to kill his own father. Made more humorous with all the other characters saying how they killed "their" fathers or mothers and haven't looked back since.



* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' this was [[BigBad The First]]'s main tactic. Creepily, its [[TheDragon Dragon]] [[SinisterMinister Caleb]] [[InvertedTrope inverted]] this---the First would turn into [[StrawMisogynist girls]] [[SerialKiller he had murdered]] so he could reenact killing them ''again.''
** The First even tells Caleb that most people dislike seeing people they've killed and that he is a rare exception. Caleb really likes [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims Reminiscing About His Victims]].

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' this was [[BigBad The First]]'s main tactic. Creepily, its [[TheDragon Dragon]] [[SinisterMinister Caleb]] [[InvertedTrope inverted]] this---the First would turn into [[StrawMisogynist girls]] [[SerialKiller he had murdered]] so he could reenact killing them ''again.''
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'' The First even tells Caleb that most people dislike seeing people they've killed and that he is a rare exception. Caleb really likes [[ReminiscingAboutYourVictims Reminiscing About His Victims]].
27th Jul '17 12:14:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Worm creatures in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' occasionally do this by showing the image of the person they'd replaced. One early episode has a Worm guilt tripping Kagami with the form of [[spoiler:his brother]], noting that since the Worm has all the memories of his victim, if the Worm dies the victim will be killed "a second time".

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
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The Worm creatures in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' occasionally do this by showing the image of the person they'd replaced. One early episode has a Worm guilt tripping Kagami with the form of [[spoiler:his brother]], noting that since the Worm has all the memories of his victim, if the Worm dies the victim will be killed "a second time".
12th May '17 8:40:03 PM profviral
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* Non-combat example from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for almost two straight days, and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven in order to convince him. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.

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* Non-combat example from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for almost two straight days, and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven in order to convince him. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, Quartz while blaming him for taking Rose away from her, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.
10th Apr '17 12:02:16 PM nombretomado
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* Mocked in {{Seanbaby}}'s [[http://www.seanbaby.com/stupcom/superquiz.htm Super Quiz]].

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* Mocked in {{Seanbaby}}'s Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'s [[http://www.seanbaby.com/stupcom/superquiz.htm Super Quiz]].
31st Mar '17 1:01:50 AM RacattackForce
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* Non-combat examples from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for over a ''day'', and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.

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* Non-combat examples example from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Amethyst and Greg get sucked into rewatching their old favorite TV sitcom for over a ''day'', almost two straight days, and eventually Greg realizes that he's missed watching the New Year's fireworks with his son Steven. Amethyst urges him to stay, even shape-shifting into Steven.Steven in order to convince him. Greg doesn't take kindly to it, and Amethyst responds by mockingly shape-shifting into him; when ''that'' fails, she angrily shape-shifts into Greg's ''dead wife'' Rose Quartz, even as Greg hides in a corner and begs her to stop.
30th Jan '17 9:32:15 AM AtmosBlitzer
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** In Part 7, this is the basis of the Stand Civil War. It conjures images of things you've "sacrificed" (read: abandoned or destroyed) and feel guilty about, which merge with your body and kill you.

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** In Part 7, this is the basis of the Stand named Civil War. It conjures images of things you've "sacrificed" (read: abandoned or destroyed) and feel guilty about, which merge with your body and kill you.
3rd Jan '17 2:17:17 PM Kayube
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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 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 Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:
3rd Jan '17 2:16:25 PM Kayube
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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 Kill Hitler'', turning into each of the Tenth Doctor's companions in turn:
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