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15th Oct '17 8:33:50 PM PaulA
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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's "What Good is a Glass Dagger?", part of ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' series, wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].

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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's "What Good is a Glass Dagger?", part of ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' series, "Literature/WhatGoodIsAGlassDagger", wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].
12th Oct '17 8:56:52 PM PaulA
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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's "What Good is a Glass Dagger?", part of ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' serie, wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].

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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's "What Good is a Glass Dagger?", part of ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' serie, series, wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].
12th Oct '17 8:56:27 PM PaulA
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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's ''What Good is a Glass Dagger?'', wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].

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* Played against in Creator/LarryNiven's ''What "What Good is a Glass Dagger?'', Dagger?", part of ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' serie, wherein [[spoiler:[[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the true form of werewolves is the wolf form, not the human form]]]].
11th Oct '17 1:37:32 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the Skrull, who often hang around in their normal forms even when there's no real reason to do so. The Skrulls believe they are superior to all other forms of life, a very good ''psychological'' reason to assume their natural forms whenever possible, much like the way someone who has to wear a uniform they consider demeaning for their job probably takes it off in their spare time.

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* The Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the Skrull, Skrulls, who often hang around in their normal forms even when there's no real reason to do so. The Skrulls believe they are superior to all other forms of life, a very good ''psychological'' reason to assume their natural forms whenever possible, much like the way someone who has to wear a uniform they consider demeaning for their job probably takes it off in their spare time.time.
** Apparently, it can also be uncomfortable for them to remain in an assumed form for too long at a time. In one ''Fantastic Four'' story, [[MsFanservice Lyja]] makes an excuse to her date to take a short break and rest a few minutes in her default mode, because her human form gives her a headache.
27th Sep '17 8:02:35 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': [[Jenny Wakeman]] [[DoAnythingRobot can reconfigure herself for nearly any situation.]] When she isn't fighting, she's a 600-pound {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld high school student.]] Preferred form sneaks in at times, as it's never clear how much (if any) mental effort it takes to keep a gadget "loaded" and Jenny would rather [[IJustWantToHaveFriends pretend to drink milkshakes with her neighbors.]] Plus, some of her powers crop up once and never again, while her rocket engines and arm blasters are used in nearly every episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': [[Jenny Wakeman]] Jenny Wakeman [[DoAnythingRobot can reconfigure herself for nearly any situation.]] When she isn't fighting, she's a 600-pound {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld high school student.]] Preferred form sneaks in at times, as it's never clear how much (if any) mental effort it takes to keep a gadget "loaded" and Jenny would rather [[IJustWantToHaveFriends pretend to drink milkshakes with her neighbors.]] Plus, some of her powers crop up once and never again, while her rocket engines and arm blasters are used in nearly every episode.
27th Sep '17 4:02:21 PM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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*In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Penny (Gumball's girlfriend) used to hide herself in a peanut-shaped shell. In "The Shell", she is revealed to actually be a shapeshipter fairy-like creature. In her default form, she has a yellow body, antlers and wings. In every transformation, she has a pair of antlers.
29th Aug '17 8:50:17 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]], divine spirits who retained their CompleteImmortality by choosing not to participate in the creation of Mundus, the mortal plane. As immortal spirits, they can [[VoluntaryShapeshifting manifest in whatever form they wish]]. Most tend to stick with one fairly consistent (and often humanoid) form in [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith order to deal with mortals more easily]]. A few are known to [[GenderBender change gender]] between appearances, while Peryite prefers the form of a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent green dragon]] in mockery of the [[SaintlyChurch Aedric]] TopGod Akatosh) and Hermaeus Mora forgoes anything humanoid for a full blown EldritchAbomination preferred form.
2nd Jul '17 9:34:45 AM NESBoy
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* When he wasn't on the job or pulling a prank, [[EvilOverlord Hordak's]] master spy Imp is usually seen in something of a cross between a blue piglet and a bat. It's actually rather cute. Since he's never been rendered powerless, it can't be stated for certain that this is his default mode, but it's probably a safe bet.

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* When he wasn't on the job or pulling a prank, [[EvilOverlord Hordak's]] master spy Imp [[TheImp Imp]] from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' is usually seen in something of a cross between a blue piglet and a bat. It's actually rather cute. Since he's never been rendered powerless, it can't be stated for certain that this is his default mode, but it's probably a safe bet.
22nd Jun '17 3:26:28 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' (A robot built for infiltration could don virtually any holographic disguise, but always went for a dark haired man in a purple trench coat.) This is actually explored in the first episode; [[{{Sidekick}} Ro]] takes him to a fitting room and helps Zeta create a 'default' appearance designed to minimize suspicion. Before that, his default form was a middle-aged man wearing grey, or as Ro put it "Joe Robot".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' (A ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'': Zeta is a robot built for infiltration infiltration, who could don virtually any holographic disguise, but always went for favored a dark haired man in a purple trench coat.) coat. This is actually explored in the first episode; [[{{Sidekick}} Ro]] takes him to a fitting room and helps Zeta create a 'default' appearance designed to minimize suspicion. Before that, his default form was a middle-aged man wearing grey, or as Ro put it "Joe Robot".
20th May '17 12:34:20 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* The demonic One-Eyed Black Cat in the ''Fanfic/HauntedMansionAndTheHatboxGhost'' FanVerse is ''always'' shifting a bit, but he generally appears as a black feline with only one good eye. Its proportions and its level of ghostliness greatly vary.
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