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25th Jun '16 1:26:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''XMenEvolution'' Rogue already has mental instability problems due to her mutant copycat power generating copies of the minds and personalities of those she touches. After touching Mystique and acquiring her shapeshifting (and discovering the latter is a MagnificentBastard manipulator) shapeshifts into various heroes and villains she's touched, in response to things said to her or people she encounters.

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* ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' Rogue already has mental instability problems due to her mutant copycat power generating copies of the minds and personalities of those she touches. After touching Mystique and acquiring her shapeshifting (and discovering the latter is a MagnificentBastard manipulator) shapeshifts into various heroes and villains she's touched, in response to things said to her or people she encounters.



* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'': Whitney Stane's Madame Mask mask becomes the vehicle for the same sort of shapeshifting switcheroo when the technology powering it gives her brain damage, resulting in SanitySlippage.
* In ''MightyOrbots'', Bort suffers from this due to his lack of self-confidence and ongoing identity crisis.

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* ''IronManArmoredAdventures'': ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'': Whitney Stane's Madame Mask mask becomes the vehicle for the same sort of shapeshifting switcheroo when the technology powering it gives her brain damage, resulting in SanitySlippage.
* In ''MightyOrbots'', ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots'', Bort suffers from this due to his lack of self-confidence and ongoing identity crisis.
23rd Jun '16 10:43:05 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Comicbook/MsMarvel2014,'' this happens to Kamala when she first gets her powers; left in a state of confusion, she transformed into her hero, Carol Danvers, and thus wound up [[LegacyCharacter taking Carol's old "Ms. Marvel" title]].



* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #35, Marco can't deal with the stress of his [[ParentWithNewParamour father marrying his math teacher]] so he starts to morph {{Mix and Match|Critters}}. A similar plot occurs with Rachel in #12 (with InvoluntaryShapeshifting), although this is due to an allergic reaction.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #35, Marco can't deal with the stress of his [[ParentWithNewParamour father marrying his math teacher]] (because he doesn't realize that [[DeathFakedForYou Marco's mom isn't really dead]]), so he starts to morph {{Mix and Match|Critters}}. A similar plot occurs with Rachel in #12 (with InvoluntaryShapeshifting), although this is due to an allergic reaction.



* Tonks in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' stopped changing her appearance and became ordinary-looking and mousy-haired in response to [[spoiler:Lupin not requiting her love]].

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* Tonks {{Inverted}} in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' stopped changing ''Literature/HarryPotter''--[[HumanShifting Tonks]] was unable to shapeshift through most of book 6, because of her appearance and became ordinary-looking and mousy-haired extreme stress that [[spoiler:she's in response to [[spoiler:Lupin not requiting her love]].love with Lupin]].
21st May '16 2:59:45 PM bwburke94
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* One YoungAvengers fanfic involves this. After being ambushed while on holiday, Wiccan comes home to reveal that he can no longer use his magic and that Hulking "is gone", with the obvious implication being that he's dead - the fic's ArcWords being "Teddy's gone." It takes a year for Tommy to realise the truth and confront Billy with it - that [[spoiler: Billy was the one who died in the attack, and Teddy has been using his shape-shifting abilities to live Billy's life in his stead (his reasoning being that the world in general had a lot more to lose from Billy's death).]] By the end of the fic, and throughout the follow-up, [[spoiler: Teddy seems to genuinely believe that he's Billy, and that it's himself who died - his grief prevents him from accepting the truth, and he ends up BecomingTheMask.]]
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[[folder:Fan-Fiction]]
* One YoungAvengers fanfic involves this. After being ambushed while on holiday, Wiccan comes home to reveal that he can no longer use his magic and that Hulking "is gone", with the obvious implication being that he's dead - the fic's ArcWords being "Teddy's gone." It takes a year for Tommy to realise the truth and confront Billy with it - that [[spoiler: Billy was the one who died in the attack, and Teddy has been using his shape-shifting abilities to live Billy's life in his stead (his reasoning being that the world in general had a lot more to lose from Billy's death).]] By the end of the fic, and throughout the follow-up, [[spoiler: Teddy seems to genuinely believe that he's Billy, and that it's himself who died - his grief prevents him from accepting the truth, and he ends up BecomingTheMask.]]
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21st Apr '16 4:47:52 PM Taxima
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-->--'''The Phantom''', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''


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-->--'''The Phantom''', phantom''', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''

29th Jan '16 2:30:56 AM Sammettik
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* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is [[spoiler:"the phantom", a spy who is so adept at impersonating others that his original identity has long been lost even to himself. As such, when blood evidence is finally discovered tying him to his multiple crimes, he starts to break down ''because he has no idea who the "him" that would be caught is!'' This results in him [[VillainousBreakdown tearing off mask after mask, desperately trying to find his true face]]. Just as he tears off his last mask, he's shot and killed by a sniper, and his body falls in such a way that his face (and only his face) [[TheUnreveal is obscured by darkness]].]]

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* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is [[spoiler:"the phantom", a spy who is so adept at impersonating others that his original identity has long been lost even to himself. As such, when blood evidence is finally discovered tying him to his multiple crimes, he starts to break down ''because he has no idea who the "him" that would be caught is!'' This results in him [[VillainousBreakdown tearing off mask after mask, desperately trying to find his true face]]. Just as he tears off his last mask, he's shot and killed by a sniper, and his body falls in such a way that his face (and only his face) [[TheUnreveal is obscured by darkness]].]]
21st Jan '16 10:20:24 AM TheCuza
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* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is [[spoiler:"the phantom", a spy who is so adept at impersonating others that his original identity has long been lost even to himself. As such, when blood evidence is finally discovered tying him to his multiple crimes, he starts to break down ''because he has no idea who the "him" that would be caught is!'' This results in him [[VillainousBreakdown tearing off mask after mask, desperately trying to find his true face.]]]]

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* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is [[spoiler:"the phantom", a spy who is so adept at impersonating others that his original identity has long been lost even to himself. As such, when blood evidence is finally discovered tying him to his multiple crimes, he starts to break down ''because he has no idea who the "him" that would be caught is!'' This results in him [[VillainousBreakdown tearing off mask after mask, desperately trying to find his true face.]]]]face]]. Just as he tears off his last mask, he's shot and killed by a sniper, and his body falls in such a way that his face (and only his face) [[TheUnreveal is obscured by darkness]].]]
3rd Nov '15 7:14:04 PM bwburke94
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-->--'''[[spoiler:The Phantom]]''', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''


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-->--'''[[spoiler:The Phantom]]''', -->--'''The Phantom''', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''




* An interesting version occurs in an episode of TheFlash2014. After spending the entire episode impersonating various people before finally being caught, Hannibal Bates is finally apprehended and imprisoned. Wells notes that they've seen Bates become a lot of people...but never ''himself'' and asks him who ''he'' is. Bates' response? "I...can't remember.".

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* An interesting version occurs in an episode of TheFlash2014.''Series/TheFlash2014''. After spending the entire episode impersonating various people before finally being caught, Hannibal Bates is finally apprehended and imprisoned. Wells notes that they've seen Bates become a lot of people...but never ''himself'' and asks him who ''he'' is. Bates' response? "I...can't remember.".
6th Jul '15 7:20:06 PM DeisTheAlcano
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The Flanders & Swann song "The Chameleon", ends "If that chameleon were me, I'd be ashamed to sham./Each night, all white, between the sheets/I'd wonder who I am."

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* The Flanders & Swann ''Music/FlandersAndSwann'' song "The Chameleon", ends "If ends:
-->''"If
that chameleon were me, I'd be ashamed to sham./Each \\
Each
night, all white, between the sheets/I'd sheets\\
I'd
wonder who I am.""''\\
11th May '15 12:22:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Blank, from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', is a shapeshifting teenager who can make himself... or possibly herself... look like any human. She... or perhaps he... has lost track of his... or is it her... original gender and appearance. The fact that her... or is it his... real name is "Leslie" (one of the few details of his... or is it her... original life that she... or is it he... remembers) doesn't help matters.

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* The Blank, from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', is a shapeshifting teenager who can make himself... or possibly herself... look like any human. She... or perhaps he... has lost track of his... or is it her... original gender and appearance. The fact that her... or is it his... real name is "Leslie" (one of the few details of his... or is it her... original life that she... or is it he... remembers) doesn't help matters.
1st May '15 12:44:50 PM Dvandemon
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* An interesting version occurs in an episode of TheFlash2014. After spending the entire episode impersonating various people before finally being caught, Hannibal Bates is finally apprehended and imprisoned. Wells notes that they've seen Bates become a lot of people...but never ''himself'' and asks him who ''he'' is. Bates' response? "I...can't remember.".

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* An interesting version occurs in an episode of TheFlash2014. After spending the entire episode impersonating various people before finally being caught, Hannibal Bates is finally apprehended and imprisoned. Wells notes that they've seen Bates become a lot of people...but never ''himself'' and asks him who ''he'' is. Bates' response? "I...can't remember.". ".
** In supplemental materials, Cisco attempts to help Bates remember and he responds negatively to it. He apparently doesn't want to remember.
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