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21st Apr '16 12:14:32 PM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' the Wise Ones of Kandrakar force this on Cedric twice, first as part of his punishment (being a shapeshifter and [[ConsummateLiar a formidable liar]] [[WickedCultured who loves books]], [[IronicHell they stuck him in his preferred human look, that isn't his true form, and locked him in a room filled with books that only include fiction and lies]]), and then, when he's given a chance to reform, as a security measure ([[GenreSavvy because leaving him on Earth with the ability to change his looks would just give him too many chances to wreak havoc if he stayed evil]]).
7th Apr '16 12:55:37 PM Kahran042
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* ''Manga/MarvelousMelmo'' has two chief examples of this trope. Melmo, the titular heroine, is gifted by her dead mother with two types of candies. The blue candies make her older, and the blue ones make her younger, [[PromotionToParent with the explicit purpose of making her able to care for her younger siblings]]. As early as the first episodes, Melmo discovers that by taking both pills at once, she can de-age herself to embryonic state, then regrow her body in another form, thus shapeshifting to another animal.

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* ''Manga/MarvelousMelmo'' has two chief examples of this trope. Melmo, the titular heroine, is gifted by her dead mother with two types of candies. The blue candies make her older, and the blue red ones make her younger, [[PromotionToParent with the explicit purpose of making her able to care for her younger siblings]]. As early as the first episodes, Melmo discovers that by taking both pills at once, she can de-age herself to embryonic state, then regrow her body in another form, thus shapeshifting to another animal.
11th Mar '16 4:51:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Keiki from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' is mode-locked in his beast form per orders of {{The Evil Prince}}ss Joei, as a part of her plan to usurp Youko's throne. She does so because, in beast form, Keiki cannot show that [[KneelBeforeZod he's physically unable to kneel in front of Joei]], since having a ''kirin'' kneel in front of a prospect King/Queen is '''the''' proof of said King/Queen's worth.

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* Keiki from ''TheTwelveKingdoms'' is mode-locked in his beast form per orders of {{The Evil Prince}}ss Joei, as a part of her plan to usurp Youko's throne. She does so because, in beast form, Keiki cannot can't either speak to others (to let them know that Joei is ''not'' the rightful heiress to the Kei throne), nor show that [[KneelBeforeZod he's physically unable to kneel in front of Joei]], since Joei]] (since having a ''kirin'' kneel in front of a prospect King/Queen is '''the''' proof of said King/Queen's worth.worth). Youko manages to release him.



*** Apparently, the mirror could have hit the ResetButton all the times, but [[spoiler:since it believed Akko-chan's desire for deafness shallow and impulsive, had decided to [[AnAesop show her how serious is an handicap]] by threatening Akko-chan with a permanent mode-lock, with the added perk to show how badly]] she was missing the point: instead of trying to feel on a temporary basis what deafness is, she should have rather stopped at how her new friend was going on even knowing that he couldn't get a magic mirror to fix him.

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*** Apparently, the mirror could have hit the ResetButton all the times, but [[spoiler:since it believed Akko-chan's desire for deafness shallow and impulsive, had decided to [[AnAesop show her how serious is an handicap]] by threatening Akko-chan with a permanent mode-lock, mode-lock]], with the added perk to show how badly]] badly she was missing the point: instead of trying to feel on a temporary basis what deafness is, she should have rather stopped at how her new friend was going on even knowing that he couldn't get a magic mirror to fix him.


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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.]]
16th Feb '16 1:16:28 PM BigBertha
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'', if Kevin doesn't use his Battle Ball to turn back into a human within three hours, his DNA will permanently change and he will spend the rest of his life as his current animal form.
8th Feb '16 4:34:58 AM Thunderchin
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** Towards the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', Samus gets Mode-Locked out of her Morph Ball after it malfunctions, forcing her to procure a replacement.
23rd Jan '16 8:28:45 PM Oddstar6
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* In ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League: Generation Lost]]'', it is revealed that Comicbook/CaptainAtom has lost the ability to change back and forth between being Captain Atom and Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott. It was introduced out of the blue, as no previous appearance had even suggested that he was losing the ability to transform effortlessly, so it did not have much dramatic impact.

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* In ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League: Generation Lost]]'', it is revealed that Comicbook/CaptainAtom has had lost the ability to change back and forth between being Captain Atom and Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott. It was introduced out of the blue, as no previous appearance had even suggested that he was losing the ability to transform effortlessly, so it did not have much dramatic impact.
23rd Jan '16 8:28:17 PM Oddstar6
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* In ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League: Generation Lost]]'', it is revealed that [[Comicbook/CaptainAtom]] has lost the ability to change back and forth between being Captain Atom and Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott. It was introduced out of the blue, as no previous appearance had even suggested that he was losing the ability to transform effortlessly, so it did not have much dramatic impact.

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* In ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League: Generation Lost]]'', it is revealed that [[Comicbook/CaptainAtom]] Comicbook/CaptainAtom has lost the ability to change back and forth between being Captain Atom and Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott. It was introduced out of the blue, as no previous appearance had even suggested that he was losing the ability to transform effortlessly, so it did not have much dramatic impact.
23rd Jan '16 8:26:21 PM Oddstar6
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* In ''[[Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League: Generation Lost]]'', it is revealed that [[Comicbook/CaptainAtom]] has lost the ability to change back and forth between being Captain Atom and Nathaniel Adam/Cameron Scott. It was introduced out of the blue, as no previous appearance had even suggested that he was losing the ability to transform effortlessly, so it did not have much dramatic impact.
19th Jan '16 9:43:17 PM jormis29
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* ''Weaponized'' by [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Task Force: Valkyrie]] in ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness]] with their Equalizer Grenades. You know how rapidly blinking bright light can cause seizure? Same principle, but it's applied to the part of the brain that controls shapeshifting . Suddenly [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken those werewolves]] find themselves back to human form and unable to switch back, making them easy pickings.

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* ''Weaponized'' by [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Task Force: Valkyrie]] in ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness]] ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' with their Equalizer Grenades. You know how rapidly blinking bright light can cause seizure? Same principle, but it's applied to the part of the brain that controls shapeshifting .shapeshifting. Suddenly [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken those werewolves]] find themselves back to human form and unable to switch back, making them easy pickings.
19th Jan '16 6:48:52 PM zequeins
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* ''Weaponized'' by [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Task Force: Valkyrie]] in ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness]] with their Equalizer Grenades. You know how rapidly blinking bright light can cause seizure? Same principle, but it's applied to the part of the brain that controls shapeshifting . Suddenly [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken those werewolves]] find themselves back to human form and unable to switch back, making them easy pickings.
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