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21st Nov '16 10:08:44 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]], it's revealed that [[spoiler: MadScientist Izuka used a PsychoSerum to force Rajaion, a Dragon Laguz Prince, to stay in his dragon form ''and'' make him go insane. From then on he was enslaved by Izuka's boss Ashnard, who used poor Rajaion as his Dragon Mount. He was only released by the time Ashnard was slain in battle... but by then he was so weakened and wounded that he died almost immediately afterwards.]]

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** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]], Radiance]]'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: MadScientist Izuka used a PsychoSerum to force Rajaion, a Dragon Laguz Prince, to stay in his dragon form ''and'' make him go insane. From then on he was enslaved by Izuka's boss Ashnard, who used poor Rajaion as his Dragon Mount. He was only released by the time Ashnard was slain in battle... but by then he was so weakened and wounded that he died almost immediately afterwards.]]
21st Nov '16 10:08:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's dragon friend Lilith claims she has a human form but cannot use it any longer because she has used up her energy. [[spoiler: She only shapeshifts back into it as she's dying.]]

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]], it's revealed that [[spoiler: MadScientist Izuka used a PsychoSerum to force Rajaion, a Dragon Laguz Prince, to stay in his dragon form ''and'' make him go insane. From then on he was enslaved by Izuka's boss Ashnard, who used poor Rajaion as his Dragon Mount. He was only released by the time Ashnard was slain in battle... but by then he was so weakened and wounded that he died almost immediately afterwards.]]
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In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Avatar's dragon friend Lilith claims she has a human form but cannot use it any longer because she has used up her energy. [[spoiler: She only shapeshifts back into it as she's dying.]]
18th Nov '16 7:22:29 PM Phys101
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* In the ''Altered Fates'' universe created by Jennifer Adams, featuring the Medallion of Zulo, one changed by the Medallion has to wait twelve hours to change again or change back. The Medallion also tends to disappear or get misplaced at inconvenient times, leaving the changed person stuck in his new form forever.
31st Oct '16 8:43:02 AM DannWoolf
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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]], this trope is thoroughly averted. Frieza is resurrected in his Cyborg form (albeit chopped to bits), is back in his first form after being healed, skips to his final form when his fight with Goku begins, assumes his Golden Form when he starts losing, and is ultimately beaten so badly by Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta that he reverts to his final form before being vaporized and sent back to Hell.
** In the Buu Saga, Old Kai warns Goku that [[FusionDance fusing]] via the Potara earrings while in Super Saiyan form will lead to the fusion being unable to power down, and the strain that Super Saiyan puts on the body could prove lethal. [[spoiler:Much later on in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Future Zamasu and Goku Black fuse into Fusion Zamasu, Goku Black is in his Super Saiyan Rosé form at the time... which doesn't matter, because Fusion Zamasu inherited Future Zamasu's CompleteImmortality.]]

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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]], F]]'', this trope is thoroughly averted. Frieza is resurrected in his Cyborg form (albeit chopped to bits), is back in his first form after being healed, skips to his final form when his fight with Goku begins, assumes his Golden Form when he starts losing, and is ultimately beaten so badly by Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta that he reverts to his final form before being vaporized and sent back to Hell.
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** In the Buu Saga, Old Kai warns Goku that [[FusionDance fusing]] via the Potara earrings while in Super Saiyan form will lead to the fusion being unable to power down, and the strain that Super Saiyan puts on the body could prove lethal. [[spoiler:Much later on in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Future Zamasu and Goku Black fuse into Fusion Zamasu, Goku Black is in his Super Saiyan Rosé form at the time... which doesn't matter, because Fusion Zamasu inherited Future Zamasu's CompleteImmortality.]]
31st Oct '16 8:42:11 AM DannWoolf
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** Cell temporarily reverts to his Semi-Perfect form after Super Saiyan 2 Gohan beats him so hard he regurgitates Android 18. Though after his attempt to RageQuit and [[TakingYouWithMe take Earth with him]] is foiled, he regenerates FromASingleCell back into his Perfect form (which his cells somehow "remembered") and [[CameBackStrong gains a power boost from his Saiyan DNA]] which pushes him into his ''[[UpToEleven Super]]'' Perfect form.
** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]], this trope is thoroughly averted. Frieza is resurrected in his Cyborg form (albeit chopped to bits), is back in his first form after being healed, skips to his final form when his fight with Goku begins, assumes his Golden Form when he starts losing, and is ultimately beaten so badly by Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta that he reverts to his final form before being vaporized and sent back to Hell.
** In the Buu Saga, Old Kai warns Goku that [[FusionDance fusing]] via the Potara earrings while in Super Saiyan form will lead to the fusion being unable to power down, and the strain that Super Saiyan puts on the body could prove lethal. [[spoiler:Much later on in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Future Zamasu and Goku Black fuse into Fusion Zamasu, Goku Black is in his Super Saiyan Rosé form at the time... which doesn't matter, because Fusion Zamasu inherited Future Zamasu's CompleteImmortality.]]
29th Sep '16 2:57:12 AM kazokuhouou
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* While in the original series they chose to mode lock (making it not a real example), in ''WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged'' Goku and Gohan stay Super Saiyan cause they ''forgot'' how to power down.
-->'''Gohan:''' Truthfully it's very concerning.
29th Sep '16 12:59:10 AM DannWoolf
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* This occurs with Frieza in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. While we first see him in his first stage, he mentions handily that he's used the second to take out opponents before, and proceeds to transform to a third and fourth form to reach his full power. However, after he loses out to Goku (and then is killed by Trunks), we never see him regress from the fourth form when he's in Hell. To an extent Cell is this, as well, though it's {{justified|Trope}} in how he ''desired'' to remain in his perfect stage.

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* This occurs with Frieza in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. While we first see him in his first stage, he mentions handily that he's used the second to take out opponents before, and proceeds to transform to a third and fourth form to reach his full power. However, after he loses out to Goku (and then is killed by Trunks), we never see him regress from the fourth form (which is actually his true form) when he's in Hell. To an extent Cell is this, as well, though it's {{justified|Trope}} in how he ''desired'' to remain in his perfect stage.
21st Sep '16 4:13:46 PM meanmetalmario
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', the Werewolf of London, Ontario trained hard until he could change from human to werewolf and back again whenever he wanted. Then he forgot how to do it, and is now stuck in werewolf form permanently.
14th Aug '16 1:31:37 PM nombretomado
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* One chapter of ''DNAngel'' had Dark in control of the body after Daisuke went missing (sort of) on White Day.

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* One chapter of ''DNAngel'' ''Manga/DNAngel'' had Dark in control of the body after Daisuke went missing (sort of) on White Day.
7th Aug '16 5:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* In TheDCU, a story arc in ''ComicBook/MartianManhunter'' involved him being Mode Locked in a form resembling his usual appearance, but with four arms. This was a ShoutOut to the four-armed Green Martians in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoom]]'' novels.

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* In TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, a story arc in ''ComicBook/MartianManhunter'' involved him being Mode Locked in a form resembling his usual appearance, but with four arms. This was a ShoutOut to the four-armed Green Martians in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Barsoom]]'' novels.
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