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25th Mar '16 1:16:51 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Dartz projects the images (and voices) of Yugi's soul-stolen friends onto his Mirror Knight monsters to intimidate Yugi out of attacking them.
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', as a last ditch effort to save herself, Raynare takes on her human disguise Yuuma Amano. Issei cannot strike her in this form, so he walks away and leaves it to Rias, who kills her without hesitation.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Dartz projects the images (and voices) of Yugi's soul-stolen friends onto his Mirror Knight monsters to intimidate Yugi out of attacking them. \n Seto Kaiba doesn't care and attacks them without hesitation.
* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'', as a last ditch effort to save herself, Raynare takes on her human disguise Yuuma Amano. Issei cannot strike her in this form, so he walks away and leaves it to Rias, who kills her without hesitation.
24th Mar '16 1:59:07 PM TheViolentTomboy
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* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Essentia does this when it looks like she's otherwise beaten; her sudden transformation into X surprises his Kangaskhan long enough for her to land a good hit on it before trying to run off.
12th Feb '16 2:40:52 PM Prfnoff
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* The ''SorcererHunters'' manga had a variation: We eventually learn that [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] demon Almond Rassel had been trapped in the body of Apricot, the MissingMom of Carrot and Marron. In the final battle, Almond has to fight Onion Glace (Carrot's [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Moron Hidden]] RetiredBadass father), and plays his current body for all it's worth. Onion has no problem attacking [[DoppelgangerSpin Almond's clones]], but can't bring himself to attack the real body of his wife. His solution: grab on to Almond and [[TakingYouWithMe stab them both]] with his [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomeranging]] [[{{BFS}} Big Freaking Axe]], which he aimed at ''himself''.

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* The ''SorcererHunters'' ''Manga/SorcererHunters'' manga had a variation: We eventually learn that [[BodySurf Body Surfing]] demon Almond Rassel had been trapped in the body of Apricot, the MissingMom of Carrot and Marron. In the final battle, Almond has to fight Onion Glace (Carrot's [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Moron Hidden]] RetiredBadass father), and plays his current body for all it's worth. Onion has no problem attacking [[DoppelgangerSpin Almond's clones]], but can't bring himself to attack the real body of his wife. His solution: grab on to Almond and [[TakingYouWithMe stab them both]] with his [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang boomeranging]] [[{{BFS}} Big Freaking Axe]], which he aimed at ''himself''.
11th Feb '16 8:24:37 AM FelipeXicao
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** Better yet, Ikki beats Kaza by transforming into ''him'', and Kaza whines that he's unable to hit his own image. This shows how cowardly he is,because this wouldn't have worked on any of the heroes.

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** Better yet, Ikki beats Kaza by transforming into ''him'', and Kaza whines that he's unable to hit his own image. This shows how cowardly he is,because is, because this wouldn't have worked on any of the heroes.heroes.
** It's implied it could have worked had Kaza transformed into Esmeralda, Ikki's long lost love.
1st Feb '16 5:48:58 PM nombretomado
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** Similar to the above, in ''TacticsOgre The Knight of Lodis'', when you enter the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, the first battle has [[BigBad Shaher]] attempt this on Alphonse and Eleanor, and who he takes the illusion of depends on the route you take. If you take Path A, he becomes [[spoiler: Rictor, Alphonse's commander who was possessed by Shaher and subsequently killed by Alphonse.]] If you take Path B, [[spoiler: he takes the form of Cybil, who felt she could no longer trust Alphonse and was later possessed by Shaher in a similar manner of Rictor in Path A]]. However, Alphonse doesn't buy it one bit, and simply lashes out at them and causes the illusion to break. Then again though, [[GenreBlind Shaher did actually say he would take their form to their face]], but to be fair, even before he said this, Alphonse wasn't buying it.

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** Similar to the above, in ''TacticsOgre The Knight of Lodis'', ''VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'', when you enter the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, the first battle has [[BigBad Shaher]] attempt this on Alphonse and Eleanor, and who he takes the illusion of depends on the route you take. If you take Path A, he becomes [[spoiler: Rictor, Alphonse's commander who was possessed by Shaher and subsequently killed by Alphonse.]] If you take Path B, [[spoiler: he takes the form of Cybil, who felt she could no longer trust Alphonse and was later possessed by Shaher in a similar manner of Rictor in Path A]]. However, Alphonse doesn't buy it one bit, and simply lashes out at them and causes the illusion to break. Then again though, [[GenreBlind Shaher did actually say he would take their form to their face]], but to be fair, even before he said this, Alphonse wasn't buying it.
28th Dec '15 2:48:42 PM BlazingKusanagi
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesoftheAbyss''[[spoiler:Sync the Tempest mocks the protagonists, asking how it feels to fight against someone who resembles their deceased friend Ion. Luke counters that while he may resemble their friend, he isn't him.]]
4th Dec '15 5:14:47 PM ultimomant
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** In an alternate timeline where Queen Chrysalis conquered Equestria, it is mentioned that she managed to defeat King Sombra by turning into Radiant Hope, the only person he ever loved, then striking him down when he hesitated. She also tried it on Zecora by turning into Fluttershy, but it didn't work.
25th Nov '15 6:53:50 PM FF32
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* ''ComicBook/TheElementals'' by Bill Willingham did an elaborate variant which [[TheReveal revealed]] that a {{Shapeshifter}} that the Elementals had fought before had, over the course of a StoryArc gotten one of the team, Morningstar, to fall in love with him/her.

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* ''ComicBook/TheElementals'' by Bill Willingham did an elaborate variant which [[TheReveal revealed]] that a {{Shapeshifter}} {{ShapeShift|ing}}er that the Elementals had fought before had, over the course of a StoryArc gotten one of the team, Morningstar, to fall in love with him/her.



* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap The Man Trap]]" features an alien {{Shapeshifter}} who impersonates [=McCoy's=] old flame, causing him to hesitate to shoot it.

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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap The Man Trap]]" features an alien {{Shapeshifter}} {{ShapeShift|ing}}er who impersonates [=McCoy's=] old flame, causing him to hesitate to shoot it.



* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', AntiHero Kerrigan faces-off against ShapeShifter [[spoiler:Narud/Duran]]. The first tactic [[spoiler:he]] uses is to shapeshift into Jim Raynor, which causes Kerrigan to hesitate for a quick moment, before having her BerserkButton pushed and beats up [[spoiler:Narud]] mercilessly. Near the end of the fight, [[spoiler:Narud]] shapeshifts into Kerrigan before she was infested, which causes her to [[HeroicBSOD hesitate]] long enough for [[spoiler:him]] to stab her.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', AntiHero Kerrigan faces-off against ShapeShifter the ShapeShifting [[spoiler:Narud/Duran]]. The first tactic [[spoiler:he]] uses is to shapeshift into Jim Raynor, which causes Kerrigan to hesitate for a quick moment, before having her BerserkButton pushed and beats up [[spoiler:Narud]] mercilessly. Near the end of the fight, [[spoiler:Narud]] shapeshifts into Kerrigan before she was infested, which causes her to [[HeroicBSOD hesitate]] long enough for [[spoiler:him]] to stab her.



* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. While Rex fights Jack Scarecrow, the latter uses his [[ShapeShifter Shapeshifting]] abilities to turn into various friends/comrades of Rex. Rex is more than willing to punch (And possibly kill) him while taking the forms of people he loves, but he still falls for it as the UnstoppableRage quickly [[PsychoactivePowers drains his powers]].

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''. While Rex fights Jack Scarecrow, the latter uses his [[ShapeShifter [[ShapeShifting Shapeshifting]] abilities to turn into various friends/comrades of Rex. Rex is more than willing to punch (And possibly kill) him while taking the forms of people he loves, but he still falls for it as the UnstoppableRage quickly [[PsychoactivePowers drains his powers]].
25th Nov '15 6:50:41 PM FF32
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Our hero is in a duel with a crafty {{Shapeshifter}} villain. It looks like the shapeshifter is going to lose, until he busts out the most underhanded trick of all -- suddenly impersonating one of the hero's loved ones or TrueCompanions, trying to cause him to lose his will to fight.

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Our hero is in a duel with a crafty {{Shapeshifter}} {{Shapeshift|ing}}er villain. It looks like the shapeshifter is going to lose, until he busts out the most underhanded trick of all -- suddenly impersonating one of the hero's loved ones or TrueCompanions, trying to cause him to lose his will to fight.
27th Oct '15 9:12:37 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' fanfic, ''A Match made in Hell'', the BigBad tried this separately on Sora, Roxas, and Pete, transforming into everyone they knew, including Organization XIII.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler: when Twilight [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind travels into Trixie's mind]] in order to undo her discording, [[EnemyWithin Loneliness]] creates an illusion of a mental hospital and takes the form of a doctor, and tries to convince Twilight that she killed Trixie and has been institutionalized. Fortunately, Twilight notices the [[AGlitchInTheMatrix mistakes in the illusion]] and breaks free.]]

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic, ''A Match made in Hell'', the BigBad tried this separately on Sora, Roxas, and Pete, transforming into everyone they knew, including Organization XIII.
* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', [[spoiler: when ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** [[spoiler:When
Twilight [[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind travels into Trixie's mind]] in order to undo her discording, [[EnemyWithin Loneliness]] creates an illusion of a mental hospital and takes the form of a doctor, and tries to convince Twilight that she killed Trixie and has been institutionalized. Fortunately, Twilight notices the [[AGlitchInTheMatrix mistakes in the illusion]] and breaks free.]]
** During the Finale Arc, it is revealed that during [[BadFuture Dark World]], [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash almost managed to break the GroundhogDayLoop on her own by beating Nightmare Paradox into submission. Before she could finish her off, Paradox turned into Twilight Sparkle, which caused Rainbow to hesitate long enough for Paradox to drive a sword through her chest. Rainbow was incapacitated and cursed herself for falling for such a simple trick.
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