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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.
26th Jul '16 11:19:07 PM PaulA
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* In the ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' books by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, wizards who spend too much time shapeshifted into animal forms can forget their humanity, especially when distracted by the animal's power of ''{{flight}}'' or ability to freely range the oceans. A sufficiently powerful wizard can bring them back, though in the only case that happens onscreen the wizard also had access to the shapeshifter's [[IKnowYourTrueName Name]], which may have helped.
* Like in Earthsea above, in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarath mentions that sorcerers can't spend too much time in animal form without changing back, as the longer you spend as said animal, the more you begin to think and feel like that animal, and too much time in one form can bring the very real possibility that you simply won't want to change back ever.

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* In the ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' books ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'' by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, wizards who spend too much time shapeshifted into animal forms can forget their humanity, especially when distracted by the animal's power of ''{{flight}}'' or ability to freely range the oceans. A sufficiently powerful wizard can bring them back, though in the only case that happens onscreen the wizard also had access to the shapeshifter's [[IKnowYourTrueName Name]], which may have helped.
* Like in Earthsea above, in In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarath mentions that sorcerers can't spend too much time in animal form without changing back, as the longer you spend as said animal, the more you begin to think and feel like that animal, and too much time in one form can bring the very real possibility that you simply won't want to change back ever. ever.
24th Jul '16 2:47:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"However, the giants of the Sul’at League studied the Gyrderi and found a way to counter the {{druid}}s—the giants enacted a terrible {{curse}} that forever bound them in the wild shapes they were wearing, trapping them and their descendants in the forms of animals."''

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->''"However, the giants of the Sul’at League studied the Gyrderi and found a way to counter the {{druid}}s—the druids—the giants enacted a terrible {{curse}} curse that forever bound them in the wild shapes they were wearing, trapping them and their descendants in the forms of animals."''
24th Jul '16 2:44:09 PM thatother1dude
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* Meatwad in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' practiced turning into a life sized figure of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln ([[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway he can normally only become a hotdog and igloo]]) only to get stuck that way for the rest of the episode.

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* Meatwad in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' practiced turning into a life sized figure of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln ([[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway he can normally only become a hotdog and igloo]]) only to get stuck that way for the rest of the episode.episode, as if he pulled a muscle.
24th Jul '16 2:37:43 PM JBsteeple
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* Like in Earthsea above, in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', Belgarath mentions that sorcerers can't spend too much time in animal form without changing back, as the longer you spend as said animal, the more you begin to think and feel like that animal, and too much time in one form can bring the very real possibility that you simply won't want to change back ever.
7th Jul '16 4:03:34 PM WillBGood
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** Likewise, the Dinotbots, who took their alt-modes to avoid succumbing to energon-poisoning. However, due to circumstances, they become unable to ditch these afterwards. Grimlock tries, and the most he can do is make a few cosmetic changes. By the time they get a chance to change them, they've all decided they like turning into dinosaurs.
** There's a device from the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Marvel G1 series]] that locks a Transformer in one mode. It's used on Blaster for defying TheUmbridge Grimlock. It's more than an inconvenience for Blaster (or Soundwave, for that matter) because of their alternate modes: not-terribly-mobile radios. It later gets used to mode-lock the Combaticon Blast-Off in his space shuttle mode in order to take a bunch of human kids for an orbital joyride.

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** Likewise, the Dinotbots, Dinobots, who took their alt-modes to avoid succumbing to energon-poisoning. However, due to circumstances, they become unable to ditch these afterwards. Grimlock tries, and the most he can do is make a few cosmetic changes. By the time they get a chance to change them, they've all decided they like turning into dinosaurs.
** There's a device from the [[ComicBook/TheTransformers Marvel G1 series]] that locks a Transformer in one mode. It's used on Blaster for defying TheUmbridge Grimlock.[[TyrantTakesTheHelm Grimlock]]. It's more than an inconvenience for Blaster (or Soundwave, for that matter) because of their alternate modes: not-terribly-mobile radios. It later gets used to mode-lock the Combaticon Blast-Off in his space shuttle mode in order to take a bunch of human kids for an orbital joyride.
2nd Jul '16 10:31:34 AM nombretomado
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* The Mistika Makuta from ''{{Bionicle}}'' suffered from this, after being exposed to the Pit Mutagen.

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* The Mistika Makuta from ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' suffered from this, after being exposed to the Pit Mutagen.
12th Jun '16 5:49:33 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in a ''{{Wildcats}} / {{JLA}}'' crossover where Maul is afraid to use his power to [[BlessedWithSuck exchange intelligence for size]] because he would become "too stupid to turn back" if he grew big enough to smash the villain's barrier. {{Superman}} solves it by giving him [[AppliedPhlebotinum an electric spark that turns him small after 30 seconds]].
* A [[{{ShapeShifting}} Skrull]] named Khn'nr was to be used in the infiltration of Earth in [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] Secret Invasion event. He was mode locked into the form of Captain Marvel, a long dead hero, and [[FakeMemories brainwashed into thinking he was him]] from the past. When he found out, he rejected his part in the invasion, and now is trying to work against it.

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* Averted in a ''{{Wildcats}} ''ComicBook/WildCATs / {{JLA}}'' crossover where Maul is afraid to use his power to [[BlessedWithSuck exchange intelligence for size]] because he would become "too stupid to turn back" if he grew big enough to smash the villain's barrier. {{Superman}} solves it by giving him [[AppliedPhlebotinum an electric spark that turns him small after 30 seconds]].
* A [[{{ShapeShifting}} [[ShapeShifting Skrull]] named Khn'nr was to be used in the infiltration of Earth in [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] Secret Invasion event. He was mode locked into the form of Captain Marvel, a long dead hero, and [[FakeMemories brainwashed into thinking he was him]] from the past. When he found out, he rejected his part in the invasion, and now is trying to work against it.
11th Jun '16 10:48:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''ArrivalsFromTheDark'' series, the Metamorph species is able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting voluntarily shapeshift]]. Their normal form is that of an amorphous blob. There are a few individuals who have a mutation that locks the individual into the first transformation for life. At that point, only slight changes are possible. These usually become spies among other races, able to slightly alter their appearance within the confines of the race. The observer on Earth took on the appearance of a human male. He's able to change into other males of any human ethnicity but not females due to radical physiological changes.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''ArrivalsFromTheDark'' ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' series, the Metamorph species is able to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting voluntarily shapeshift]]. Their normal form is that of an amorphous blob. There are a few individuals who have a mutation that locks the individual into the first transformation for life. At that point, only slight changes are possible. These usually become spies among other races, able to slightly alter their appearance within the confines of the race. The observer on Earth took on the appearance of a human male. He's able to change into other males of any human ethnicity but not females due to radical physiological changes.
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