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22nd Jan '17 4:43:31 PM Xtifr
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* ''Child Ballad'' #44 ("The Two Magicians") is all about this, but with "duel" replaced by [[ShapeshiftingSquick "attempted rape"]]. Best performed by British folk-rockers SteeleyeSpan on their ''Now We Are Six'' album.

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* ''Child Ballad'' #44 ("The Two Magicians") is all about this, but with "duel" replaced by [[ShapeshiftingSquick "attempted rape"]]. Best performed by British folk-rockers SteeleyeSpan Music/SteeleyeSpan on their ''Now We Are Six'' album.
16th Jan '17 10:36:40 AM contrafanxxx
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* The final battle in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' has [[spoiler: Liu Kang and Shao Kahn engaging in one of these. Though they only use one form.]]
22nd Dec '16 2:00:01 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Both ''GURPS Arabian Nights'' and ''GURPS Celtic Myth'' have discussions of the trope in relation to the respective mythologies, and how to handle it in games. The GURPS-based ''TabletopGames/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for "Flashy Duelling in Magic" with the duels ''appearing'' to be shapeshifter showdowns.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Both ''GURPS Arabian Nights'' and ''GURPS Celtic Myth'' have discussions of the trope in relation to the respective mythologies, and how to handle it in games. The GURPS-based ''TabletopGames/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for "Flashy Duelling in Magic" with the duels ''appearing'' to be shapeshifter showdowns.
22nd Dec '16 1:58:11 AM Spindriver
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Both ''GURPS Arabian Nights'' and ''GURPS Celtic Myth'' have discussions of the trope in relation to the respective mythologies, and how to handle it in games. The GURPS-based ''TabletopGames/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for "Flashy Duelling in Magic'' with the duels ''appearing'' to be shapeshifter showdowns.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Both ''GURPS Arabian Nights'' and ''GURPS Celtic Myth'' have discussions of the trope in relation to the respective mythologies, and how to handle it in games. The GURPS-based ''TabletopGames/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for "Flashy Duelling in Magic'' Magic" with the duels ''appearing'' to be shapeshifter showdowns.
22nd Dec '16 1:56:00 AM Spindriver
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** A dramatic Shapeshifter Showdown between two magic users in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', was {{retcon}}ned into oblivion when the setting and a combatant settled into far less flashiness than what was shown. The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' suggests it was actually more of a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind Mental Illusion Showdown]][=/=]BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.

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** A dramatic Shapeshifter Showdown between two magic users in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', was {{retcon}}ned into oblivion when the setting and a combatant settled into far less flashiness than what was shown. The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' suggests it was actually more of a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind Mental Illusion Showdown]][=/=]BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.Showdown[=/=]BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
22nd Dec '16 1:54:01 AM Spindriver
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* As quoted above, Merlin and Madam Mim in ''The Sword in the Stone'', both [[Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing the book]] and [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone the Disney version]]. In both versions, Merlin wins by becoming an infectious bacterium, though in the Disney version Mim is merely bedridden instead of killed. It's strongly implied that this is the standard format for a 'Wizard's Duel'.

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* As quoted above, Merlin and Madam Mim in ''The Sword in the Stone'', both [[Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing the book]] and [[Disney/TheSwordInTheStone the Disney version]]. In both versions, Merlin wins by becoming an infectious bacterium, though in the Disney version Mim is merely bedridden instead of killed. It's strongly implied that this is the standard format for a 'Wizard's Duel'."Wizard's Duel".



** A dramatic ShapeshifterShowdown between two magic users in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', was {{retcon}}ned into oblivion when the setting and a combatant settled into far less flashiness than what was shown. (''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld'' suggests it was actually a Mental Illusion Showdown)

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** A dramatic ShapeshifterShowdown Shapeshifter Showdown between two magic users in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', was {{retcon}}ned into oblivion when the setting and a combatant settled into far less flashiness than what was shown. (''TabletopGame/GURPSDiscworld'' The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' suggests it was actually more of a [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind Mental Illusion Showdown)Showdown]][=/=]BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.



* A ''Dragon'' article from the days of 1st Edition AD&D described how druids would fight duels for the chance to advance to their class's upper levels. It recommended that attaining the highest level should mean winning a ShapeShifterShowdown against the incumbent Grand Druid.
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Both ''GURPS Arabian Nights'' and ''GURPS Celtic Myth'' have discussions of the trope in relation to the respective mythologies, and how to handle it in games. The GURPS-based ''TabletopGames/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' has rules for "Flashy Duelling in Magic'' with the duels ''appearing'' to be shapeshifter showdowns.



* A ''Dragon'' article from the days of 1st Edition AD&D described how druids would fight duels for the chance to advance to their class's upper levels. It recommended that attaining the highest level should mean winning a ShapeShifterShowdown against the incumbent Grand Druid.
29th Oct '16 6:56:36 AM Eddy1215
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* The very first ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' short had Dexter and Dee Dee zapping each other into various improbable animal forms, ending with Dee Dee as Dexter and Dexter as Dee Dee.

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* The very first ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' short had Dexter and Dee Dee zapping each other into various improbable animal forms, forms with a remote Dexter had invented, ending with Dee Dee as Dexter and Dexter as Dee Dee.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode which involves turning eachother into undesirable forms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Cosmo and Wanda have a "magic fight" in one episode which involves turning eachother each other into undesirable forms.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has Ben go up against an alien that made a copy of the Omnitrix. Their fight involved just about all of Ben's forms between them. (Except [[AwesomeButImpractical Alien X]], naturally).

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' has Ben go up against an alien that Abledo, a former apprentice of Azmuth who had made a copy of the Omnitrix. Their fight involved just about all of Ben's forms between them. (Except [[AwesomeButImpractical Alien X]], naturally).



* A variation appears in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' where Magica [=DeSpell=] had a bag of powder that turns whatever the powder is sprinkled on to whatever the err... [[PettingZooPeople person]] wants. The climax is the Triplets and the Beagle Boys playing keep away with the bag and transforming their sibling to counter whatever the other group did with the powder. It was awesome.

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* A variation appears in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' where Magica [=DeSpell=] had a bag of powder that turns whatever the powder is sprinkled on to whatever the err... [[PettingZooPeople person]] wants. The climax is the Triplets Huey and the Beagle Boys playing keep away with fighting over the bag powder and transforming their sibling to counter whatever the themselves and each other group did with the powder.it. It was awesome.
26th Oct '16 9:15:27 PM PaulA
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** Played straight in PeterDavid's ExpandedUniverse novel, "The Siege." David even mentions this in the introduction, noting that he wasn't restrained by a live-action TV show's budget.

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** Played straight in PeterDavid's Creator/PeterDavid's ExpandedUniverse novel, "The Siege." David even mentions this in the introduction, noting that he wasn't restrained by a live-action TV show's budget.
20th Sep '16 8:25:00 AM MirandaShadowind
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* In the "Whimzee Come Home" episode of the {{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends}} side-series "Moondreamers", Whimzee has one similar to the "Sword in the Stone" example against the Queen of Imagination, but with magic amulets.

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* In the "Whimzee Come Home" episode of the {{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends}} {{WesternAnimation/My Little Pony And Friends}} side-series "Moondreamers", Whimzee has one similar to the "Sword in the Stone" example against the Queen of Imagination, but with magic amulets.
20th Sep '16 8:24:18 AM MirandaShadowind
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* In the "Whimzee Come Home" episode of the {{WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends}} side-series "Moondreamers", Whimzee has one similar to the "Sword in the Stone" example against the Queen of Imagination, but with magic amulets.
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