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29th Apr '16 2:00:06 PM Paranoia
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** Averted In-universe. In the episode "Shadowplay" a girl tells Odo, a shape-shifter himself, a fairy tale she learned where some villagers met a shape-shifter, who was happy to show off. Each time, he was asked to change shape, he would gladly do so. They finally asked if he could change into a loaf of bread, which he did and the villagers ate him.

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** Averted In-universe. In the episode "Shadowplay" a girl tells Odo, a shape-shifter himself, a fairy tale she learned where some villagers a local GuileHero met a villainous shape-shifter, who was happy to show off. Each time, he was asked to change shape, he would gladly do so. They finally asked Finally, the fairy tale's hero points out that he's only done big (scary) forms, and asks if he could change into he's skilled enough to do something ''small'' like a loaf of bread, which he did bread. The shape-shifter does so, and Odo interrupts the villagers ate him.story by predicting that the hero then gobbled him up and then pointing out the shape-shifter in the story wasn't very smart to fall for such an obvious trick.
10th Apr '16 9:27:55 PM WillBGood
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* An especially horrifying example in {{HPLovecraft}}'s ''The Shunned House''. As the monster (a sort-of vampire that feeds off its victims' life energy rather than blood) dies, it displays the faces of its victims, ending with the narrator's beloved uncle, who had tried to help him destroy it.

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* An especially horrifying example in {{HPLovecraft}}'s ''The Creator/HPLovecraft's "The Shunned House''. House". As the monster (a sort-of sort of vampire that feeds off its victims' life energy rather than blood) dies, it displays the faces of its victims, ending with the narrator's beloved uncle, who had tried to help him destroy it.
24th Mar '16 9:31:38 PM PuffPuff
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* A survived example: Ariel in DrowTales, having a high sorcery ability that lets her shapeshift, cycles back through several people she imitated as she tries to control herself enough to close the gaping wound resulting from Kalki slashing off her arm at the shoulder.
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15th Mar '16 7:33:40 PM Eddy1215
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** The BigBad of the series gets one during the GrandFinale. While attempting to maintain form upon being erased from the mind of one of the main characters, he changes between multiple different forms, each of which are arguably more [[EldritchAbomination horrifying]] than his ShapeshifterDefaultForm, although retaining the same triangle/pyramid motif.

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** The SelfDemonstrating/BillCipher, the BigBad of the series gets one during the GrandFinale. While attempting to maintain form upon When he's being erased from the mind of one of the main characters, while inside Stan's mind, he starts glitching up and changes between multiple different forms, each of which are arguably more [[EldritchAbomination horrifying]] than his ShapeshifterDefaultForm, although retaining the same his triangle/pyramid motif.
24th Feb '16 4:15:39 PM TvTroper20152014
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', before you fight [[spoiler:King Boo]], he is seen rapidly morphing through various characters.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', before you fight [[spoiler:King Boo]], he is seen rapidly morphing through into various characters.
24th Feb '16 4:13:37 PM TvTroper20152014
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', before you fight [[spoiler:King Boo]], he is seen rapidly morphing through various characters.
20th Feb '16 2:07:29 PM MarkLungo
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->''Stop it, stop it, turn them off! I can't control it! I can't be all of them, not all at once!''

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->''Stop ->''"Stop it, stop it, turn them off! I can't control it! I can't be all of them, not all at once!''once!"''



* Literature/{{Discworld}} example, the monster in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' has just been a giant woman carrying a screaming ape to the top of the tallest building in the city ([[Film/KingKong1933 what's wrong with this picture?]]). When it falls, it changes into several different things ''on the way down'', trying to find a form that can survive the fall. Unfortunately, as the narration notes, the only thing that could make that kind of fall is a corpse.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}} example, the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example: The monster in ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' has just been a giant woman carrying a screaming ape to the top of the tallest building in the city ([[Film/KingKong1933 what's wrong with this picture?]]). When it falls, it changes into several different things ''on the way down'', trying to find a form that can survive the fall. Unfortunately, as the narration notes, the only thing that could make that kind of fall is a corpse.



* DeanKoontz' ''Shadowfires'' features this--at the end, the regenerating, mutating villain shifts through a variety of forms as his metabolism burns out. His accelerated metabolism consumes him, leaving a pile of goo. (Koontz likes to do this to regenerating characters.)

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* DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Shadowfires'' features this--at the end, the regenerating, mutating villain shifts through a variety of forms as his metabolism burns out. His accelerated metabolism consumes him, leaving a pile of goo. (Koontz likes to do this to regenerating characters.)
16th Feb '16 3:12:28 PM CommanderPeepidot
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** The BigBad of the series gets one during the GrandFinale. While attempting to maintain form upon being erased from the mind of one of the main characters, he changes between multiple different forms, each of which are arguably more [[EldritchAbomination horrifying]] than his ShapeshifterDefaultForm, although retaining the same triangle/pyramid motif.
15th Feb '16 8:05:07 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Sort of happens to Rogue near the end of "Self-Possessed" during her superpower meltdown, but she does survive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Sort of happens to Rogue near the end of "Self-Possessed" during her superpower meltdown, SuperpowerMeltdown, but she does survive.



* The ''Terminator 2'' example above was spoofed in a Halloween Special of TheSimpsons, where Groundskeeper Willie as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] turned into many things at once, after having been trapped in quicksand and desperately trying to get out.

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* The ''Terminator 2'' example above was spoofed in a Halloween Special [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of TheSimpsons, Horror]] episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where Groundskeeper Willie as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] turned into many things at once, after having been trapped in quicksand and desperately trying to get out.
8th Jan '16 4:41:25 PM nombretomado
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* Happened to Chameleon in the ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. In this case, it was his belt malfunctioning after Spider-Man attacked him, as he needed the technology to shapeshift.

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* Happened to Chameleon in the ''SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. In this case, it was his belt malfunctioning after Spider-Man attacked him, as he needed the technology to shapeshift.
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