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16th Aug '17 12:57:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' contains a rare inversion in an episode where Ben meets a trio of crime-fightin' aliens. The female Tetramand, a species of massive red-skinned four-armed aliens, is impressed with [[{{Shotacon}} Ben's Tetramand form and begins flirting with him]]... until he turns human. [[HumansAreUgly Cue disgust]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' contains a rare inversion in an episode where Ben meets a trio of crime-fightin' aliens. The female Tetramand, a species of massive red-skinned four-armed aliens, is impressed with [[{{Shotacon}} [[NoYay Ben's Tetramand form and begins flirting with him]]... until he turns human. [[HumansAreUgly Cue disgust]].
27th Jul '17 5:32:46 AM SteveMB
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* Subverted by a short-lived [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]] character called Cloud who initially had two forms, a small cumulus that could project rain, wind and lightning, and a blatant {{Fanservice}} young woman wearing strategically placed scraps of nimbus that always seemed on the point of blowing away. However, once every character with testosterone had got the hots for her, she discovered that she could just as easily coalesce from cloud form into a male body: and did, to general consternation.

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* Subverted by a short-lived [[ComicBook/TheDefenders Defenders]] character called Cloud who initially had two forms, a small cumulus that could project rain, wind and lightning, and a blatant {{Fanservice}} young woman wearing strategically placed scraps of nimbus that [[TheissTitillationTheory always seemed on the point of blowing away.away]]. However, once every character with testosterone had got the hots for her, she discovered that she could just as easily coalesce from cloud form into a male body: and did, to general consternation.
9th Jun '17 3:08:40 PM nombretomado
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* Jimmy T of the WhateleyUniverse. He can change his shape into pretty much anything and anyone. By the end of Halloween, he has a boyfriend/girlfriend who changes regularly from one sex to the other. Which means...

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* Jimmy T of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. He can change his shape into pretty much anything and anyone. By the end of Halloween, he has a boyfriend/girlfriend who changes regularly from one sex to the other. Which means...
5th May '17 2:52:01 AM Cryoclaste
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* Male ''{{Pokemon}}''. Left in the Day-care Center. With a Ditto. The Pokédex entry for Ditto explains that it transforms by [[ScrewYourself copying the other Pokémon's DNA]]. [[FridgeLogic Think about that one for a second.]]

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* Male ''{{Pokemon}}''.''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Left in the Day-care Center. With a Ditto. The Pokédex entry for Ditto explains that it transforms by [[ScrewYourself copying the other Pokémon's DNA]]. [[FridgeLogic Think about that one for a second.]]
31st Mar '17 3:27:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Another classic Marvel case is Lyja, a Skrull spy who got married to Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, in the shape of the Thing's former girlfriend Alicia Masters. The marriage was anulled after the truth came out, but since Lyja actually fell in love with Johnny, she later dated him again in a different human shape as "Laura Green". When she finally wanted to admit the deception he told her already because only one person kissed him like that. Awww. Unfortunately ComicBook/Onslaught intervened, and the two weren't reunited. But in the [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl MC-2 timeline]] Johnny and Lyja are happily married and have a son called Torus.

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* Another classic Marvel case is Lyja, a Skrull spy who got married to Johnny Storm, the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, in the shape of the Thing's former girlfriend Alicia Masters. The marriage was anulled after the truth came out, but since Lyja actually fell in love with Johnny, she later dated him again in a different human shape as "Laura Green". When she finally wanted to admit the deception he told her already because only one person kissed him like that. Awww. Unfortunately ComicBook/Onslaught ComicBook/{{Onslaught}} intervened, and the two weren't reunited. But in the [[ComicBook/SpiderGirl MC-2 timeline]] Johnny and Lyja are happily married and have a son called Torus.
25th Mar '17 7:15:34 AM erforce
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** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Film/FantasticFour'' TheMovie ("So is it true he extend ''any'' part of his body?").

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** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Film/FantasticFour'' TheMovie ''Film/FantasticFour2005'' ("So is it true he extend ''any'' part of his body?").
14th Dec '16 10:49:28 AM roxana
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* In one of Marion Zimmer Bradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novels, a Terran man falls in love with one of the chieri, the hermaphroditic, elf-like natives of Darkover, in her female phase. In the middle of their lovemaking, she transforms into her male form.

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* In one of Marion Zimmer Bradley's ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' novels, a Terran man falls in love with one of the chieri, the hermaphroditic, elf-like natives of Darkover, in her female phase. In the middle of their lovemaking, she transforms into her male form. After the initial shock he decides he doesn't care. He loves this, er, ''person'' whichever gender they happen to be at the moment.
14th Dec '16 10:46:56 AM roxana
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** The ValuesDissonance enters the picture where Igraine eventually figures it out and IS OKAY WITH THE RAPE BY FRAUD.

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** The ValuesDissonance enters the picture where Igraine eventually figures it out and IS OKAY WITH THE RAPE BY FRAUD. Though it would be more accurate to say that she is RELIEVED that the son she conceived that night is the child of her second husband. It simplifies her life considerably.
5th Aug '16 2:21:45 AM LondonKdS
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See also ShapeshiftingLover, which has a cleaner history in folklore.

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See also ShapeshiftingLover, which has a cleaner history in folklore.
folklore. If the shapeshifter successfully impersonates someone's regular partner, see BedTrick.
18th Jun '16 11:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* There was a ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'' published module where, in the end, it turned out that the "something foully wrong" with a certain monastery was the fact that the head monk was having sex. The problem was, he was having sex with a bog hag in disguise and didn't know it. In that setting, a bog hag is an evil creature that flays living humans alive and can impersonate them by wearing the flayed skin, most emphatically '''not''' a shapeshifter.
* Lunar {{Exalted}} have shapeshifting powers that let them switch genders, turn into any sort of animal, or both. This power means that they are able to create [[{{Beastman}} Beastmen]] by committing bestiality as, er, either component, and they can be either mother or father, depending on their whims. Their patron deity has a form that appears as a pregnant human [[MisterSeaHorse of either sex]] and it's implied that a sufficiently skilled Lunar Exalted could mimic this trick themself.

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* There was a ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'' ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' published module where, in the end, it turned out that the "something foully wrong" with a certain monastery was the fact that the head monk was having sex. The problem was, he was having sex with a bog hag in disguise and didn't know it. In that setting, a bog hag is an evil creature that flays living humans alive and can impersonate them by wearing the flayed skin, most emphatically '''not''' a shapeshifter.
* Lunar {{Exalted}} TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} have shapeshifting powers that let them switch genders, turn into any sort of animal, or both. This power means that they are able to create [[{{Beastman}} Beastmen]] by committing bestiality as, er, either component, and they can be either mother or father, depending on their whims. Their patron deity has a form that appears as a pregnant human [[MisterSeaHorse of either sex]] and it's implied that a sufficiently skilled Lunar Exalted could mimic this trick themself.



* Changelings in ''{{Eberron}}'' are probably masters of this trope. Even gender is merely a guideline to them, provided they stay within general humanoid appearance and [[ShoutOut don't change gender]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf while pregnant]].

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* Changelings in ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' are probably masters of this trope. Even gender is merely a guideline to them, provided they stay within general humanoid appearance and [[ShoutOut don't change gender]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf while pregnant]].
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