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1st Jul '16 8:33:59 PM nombretomado
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* Shapeshifting demons are common in TheBartimaeusTrilogy, being summoned by magicians to do their bidding. While they're rarely set against one another directly (the last time someone tried to order a demon to kill another one, it turned out they were friends, and the demon refused the order... [[StuffBlowingUp destroying himself and quite a bit of his surroundings]] as a side effect), fights are still fairly common as a side effect of whatever they're all trying to do. In these fights, plenty of shapeshifting goes on, of course.

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* Shapeshifting demons are common in TheBartimaeusTrilogy, ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', being summoned by magicians to do their bidding. While they're rarely set against one another directly (the last time someone tried to order a demon to kill another one, it turned out they were friends, and the demon refused the order... [[StuffBlowingUp destroying himself and quite a bit of his surroundings]] as a side effect), fights are still fairly common as a side effect of whatever they're all trying to do. In these fights, plenty of shapeshifting goes on, of course.
4th Jun '16 9:47:20 PM nombretomado
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* There are 3 of these in ''Project Altered Beast'' for the PS2, first is a flashback sequence showing a fight between [[spoiler:Luke and Brad]] shown upon getting the Minotaur form, the second is an actual playable fight against [[spoiler:Brad]] and the third is against [[spoiler:Anastasia]]

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* There are 3 of these in ''Project Altered Beast'' for the PS2, [=PS2=], first is a flashback sequence showing a fight between [[spoiler:Luke and Brad]] shown upon getting the Minotaur form, the second is an actual playable fight against [[spoiler:Brad]] and the third is against [[spoiler:Anastasia]]
31st May '16 11:30:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[FourthWallMailSlot Ask Vect]][[TransformersCybertron or Prime]] brings us [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ask_Vector_Prime/Facebook_src#July_17 The tale of the Malignus and the Metrotitan]]. In the end [[spoiler:the Malignus tries to become entropy itself and explodes]].

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* [[FourthWallMailSlot Ask Vect]][[TransformersCybertron Vect]][[Anime/TransformersCybertron or Prime]] brings us [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Ask_Vector_Prime/Facebook_src#July_17 The tale of the Malignus and the Metrotitan]]. In the end [[spoiler:the Malignus tries to become entropy itself and explodes]].
26th May '16 9:36:29 PM Quanyails
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** In fact, if the battle is between two trainers who only have Dittos, the battle will ''never'' end (unless one Ditto is holding a harmful item). Normally, if two Pokemon are incapable of damaging each other, all you have to do is wait for them to run out of Power Points (using a move uses up 1 PP for that move, and can be replenished for free at a Pokemon Center), and then they will start using Struggle (which damages both Pokemon). But when Transform is used, the PP of all the copied moves is set to 5. Thus, using Transform on a Ditto will replenish your Ditto's PP, preventing either Ditto from using Struggle. And since you can't run from Trainer battles, you have to reset the game. (Thankfully, this was fixed in VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl, as it is now impossible to transform into a transformed Pokémon.)

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** In fact, if the battle is between two trainers who only have Dittos, the battle will ''never'' end (unless one Ditto is holding a harmful item). Normally, if two Pokemon are incapable of damaging each other, all you have to do is wait for them to run out of Power Points (using a move uses up 1 PP for that move, and can be replenished for free at a Pokemon Center), and then they will start using Struggle (which damages both Pokemon). But when Transform is used, the PP of all the copied moves is set to 5. Thus, using Transform on a Ditto will replenish your Ditto's PP, preventing either Ditto from using Struggle. And since you can't run from Trainer battles, you have to reset the game. (Thankfully, this was fixed in VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl, ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', as it is now impossible to transform into a transformed Pokémon.)
26th May '16 9:35:50 PM Quanyails
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* ASPs ''Verwandlungen I - III'' is about a Shape Shifting Battle between Literature/Krabat and his master. It ends when [[spoiler:the master [[StakingTheLovedOne kills Krabats Loved One]]]]

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* ASPs [=ASPs=] ''Verwandlungen I - III'' is about a Shape Shifting Battle between Literature/Krabat and his master. It ends when [[spoiler:the master [[StakingTheLovedOne kills Krabats Loved One]]]]One]]]].
6th May '16 3:18:48 PM mkrgolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode which involves turning eachother into undesirable forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode which involves turning eachother into undesirable forms.
3rd May '16 9:51:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh myth]] of Ceridwen and Taliesin has one that ends in a pretty unusual way. After being repeatedly foiled, Taliesin becomes a grain of wheat to [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hide among all the other grain]], but Ceridwen just becomes a hen and eats all of it. Then, because symbolism in mythology is more important than anatomical feasibility, she gives birth to him. Having become his mother, she can't bring herself to kill him and merely [[MosesInTheBullrushes casts him out to sea in a bag to be found and raised]].

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* The [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh myth]] of Ceridwen and Taliesin has one that ends in a pretty unusual way. After being repeatedly foiled, Taliesin becomes a grain of wheat to [[NeedleInAStackOfNeedles hide among all the other grain]], but Ceridwen just becomes a hen and eats all of it. Then, because symbolism in mythology is more important than anatomical feasibility, she gives birth to him. Having become his mother, she can't bring herself to kill him and merely [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes casts him out to sea in a bag to be found and raised]].
11th Mar '16 7:01:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode, and it does involve shapeshifting - only instead of turning themselves into stronger forms, they turn their opponents into undesirable forms.

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode, and it does involve shapeshifting - only instead of episode which involves turning themselves into stronger forms, they turn their opponents eachother into undesirable forms.
22nd Feb '16 9:49:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* A downplayed example appears near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', when [[spoiler:Remus involuntarily [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turns into a bloodthirsty wolf]] and his friend Sirius has to [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a]] HellHound to restrain him]].

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* A downplayed example appears near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', when [[spoiler:Remus involuntarily [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turns into a bloodthirsty wolf]] and his friend Sirius has to [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a]] HellHound {{hellhound}} to restrain him]].
22nd Feb '16 9:47:30 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* A downplayed example appears near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', when [[spoiler:Remus involuntarily [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turns into a bloodthirsty wolf]] and his friend Sirius has to [[Animorphism transform into a]] HellHound to restrain him]].

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* A downplayed example appears near the end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'', when [[spoiler:Remus involuntarily [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent turns into a bloodthirsty wolf]] and his friend Sirius has to [[Animorphism [[{{Animorphism}} transform into a]] HellHound to restrain him]].
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