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3rd May '16 9:51:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the variants of the ChivalricRomance ''The Swan Children'', the bride is more or less clearly a swan-maiden; she gives birth to children who are first [[MosesInTheBullrushes exposed]] and then [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting transformed into swans]] by removing the chains they wear about their necks. When this is discovered, the children are changed back by restoring --except that one chain was melted down, trapping that child in swan form.

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* In the variants of the ChivalricRomance ''The Swan Children'', the bride is more or less clearly a swan-maiden; she gives birth to children who are first [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes exposed]] and then [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting transformed into swans]] by removing the chains they wear about their necks. When this is discovered, the children are changed back by restoring --except that one chain was melted down, trapping that child in swan form.
4th Mar '16 9:52:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]'', BJ has received the ability to become a human (though with his magic intact and accessible) whenever he likes as a result of the MagicallyBindingContract from the previous story. As he's bonded to his mortal MoralityChain, it comes in handy. Unusually for the trope, she's perfectly aware of the situation and is used to seeing him in both forms (and occasionally others).
4th Mar '16 9:51:09 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the {{Brave}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon crossover [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8275728/1/The-Lady-of-the-Loch The Lady of The Loch]] [[spoiler: Elinor is a selkie that was saved from the dragon Mor'du by Fergus, with whom she stayed with out of love and gratitude. Neither Fergus or her children are aware of this, which causes problems when the witch asks Merida to give her her mother's seal skin...]]

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* In the {{Brave}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon crossover [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8275728/1/The-Lady-of-the-Loch The Lady of The Loch]] [[spoiler: Elinor is a selkie that was saved from the dragon Mor'du by Fergus, with whom she then stayed with out of love and gratitude. Neither Fergus or her children are aware of this, which causes problems when the witch asks Merida to give her her mother's seal skin...]] ]]
* In ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]'', BJ has received the ability to become a human (though with his magic intact and accessible) whenever he likes as a result of the MagicallyBindingContract from the previous story. As he's bonded to his mortal MoralityChain, it comes in handy. Unusually for the trope, she's perfectly aware of the situation and is used to seeing him in both forms (and occasionally others).



* "Lover's Vow", one of the stories in ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'', referenced this folklore trope. A gargoyle came to life and rescued a man from muggers, exacting a promise never to tell anyone what had happened. Later, the gargoyle appeared to him as a beautiful woman, whom he married and had two children with. When he broke the promise to ''her'' (he didn't know who she was), she ''and both the children'' transformed back into gargoyles in a [[TransformationTrauma very horrific process]] and killed him.

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* "Lover's Vow", one of the stories in ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie'', referenced this folklore trope. A gargoyle came to life and rescued a man from muggers, exacting a promise never to tell anyone what had happened. Later, the gargoyle appeared to him as a beautiful woman, whom he married married, and they had two children with.children. When he broke the promise to ''her'' (he didn't know who she was), she ''and both the children'' transformed back into gargoyles in a [[TransformationTrauma very horrific process]] and killed him.



** According to P.J. O'Rourke Amazonian Indians hold it is bad luck to kill a dolphin. And worse luck to date them.

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** According to P.J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, Amazonian Indians hold it is bad luck to kill a dolphin. And worse luck to date them.
23rd Feb '16 9:41:25 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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''"A man spies a group of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting magical shapeshifters]] bathing. Seeing that they must shed their creature skin when they [[HumanityEnsues transform from a creature into a beautiful woman]], he steals one of the skins. [[ShapeshifterModeLock Unable to transform]] and join her sisters, one poor creature is left behind. The man makes the abandoned one his wife. One day, many years later (sometimes after bearing children), she finds the skin and may finally return to her kin."''

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''"A man spies a group of [[VoluntaryShapeshifting magical shapeshifters]] bathing. Seeing that they must shed their creature skin when they [[HumanityEnsues transform from a creature into a beautiful woman]], he steals one of the skins. [[ShapeshifterModeLock Unable to transform]] and join her sisters, one poor creature is left behind. The man makes the abandoned one his wife. One day, many years later (sometimes after bearing children), she finds the skin and may finally return to her kin. Dilemma on whether or not she will may or may not ensue."''
15th Feb '16 1:57:22 AM jormis29
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* The short story ''[[http://www.apex-magazine.com/jackalope-wives/ Jackalope Wives]]''. Human boy sees animals-turned-human-women dancing, decides he wants one for himself, and sets about stealing her pelt. It does not go well ''at all''. [[spoiler: His grandmother was a Jackalope once too. When her husband died and she found her pelt again, she chose to burn it so she wouldn't have to leave her children behind -- and besides, her second husband was nice.]]

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* The short story ''[[http://www.apex-magazine.com/jackalope-wives/ Jackalope Wives]]''. Human boy sees animals-turned-human-women dancing, decides he wants one for himself, and sets about stealing her pelt. It does not go well ''at all''. [[spoiler: His grandmother was a Jackalope {{Jackalope}} once too. When her husband died and she found her pelt again, she chose to burn it so she wouldn't have to leave her children behind -- and besides, her second husband was nice.]]
2nd Feb '16 2:28:05 AM Adept
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* The most famous modern take on this is probably ''AyashiNoCeres'', wherein the spirit of a Tennyo awakens in some of her female descendants to wreak havoc on the rest of her family [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday when the descendant reaches 16]].
* Setsuna of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' is, in fact, a HalfHumanHybrid of the Tengu variety; after revealing her tengu traits she tries to skip out (per 'law of her people' and probably personal insecurities) on the crew. Negi convinces her to stick around.
* Every member of Tsukune's UnwantedHarem in ''RosarioToVampire'' is merely disguised in human form, the exception being [[CuteWitch Yukari]], whose species looks human by default. Their true forms are all [[CuteMonsterGirl cute monster girls]].

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* The most famous modern take on this is probably ''AyashiNoCeres'', ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', wherein the spirit of a Tennyo awakens in some of her female descendants to wreak havoc on the rest of her family [[DangerousSixteenthBirthday when the descendant reaches 16]].
* Setsuna of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is, in fact, a HalfHumanHybrid of the Tengu variety; after revealing her tengu traits she tries to skip out (per 'law of her people' and probably personal insecurities) on the crew. Negi convinces her to stick around.
* Every member of Tsukune's UnwantedHarem in ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is merely disguised in human form, the exception being [[CuteWitch Yukari]], whose species looks human by default. Their true forms are all [[CuteMonsterGirl cute monster girls]].
24th Dec '15 3:03:53 AM Doug86
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* In PatriciaAMcKillip's ''Solstice Wood'', Owen recounts the story he had been told of a man who shot [[TheMarvelousDeer a deer]] without killing it and went to track it down, and found instead a woman with a bullet wound in her shoulder. She lived with him for a year and half and had a son before she vanished. [[spoiler:Then he explains that he finally realized it was his parents.]]

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* In PatriciaAMcKillip's Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''Solstice Wood'', Owen recounts the story he had been told of a man who shot [[TheMarvelousDeer a deer]] without killing it and went to track it down, and found instead a woman with a bullet wound in her shoulder. She lived with him for a year and half and had a son before she vanished. [[spoiler:Then he explains that he finally realized it was his parents.]]
12th Nov '15 9:31:21 AM Willbyr
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* The basis of Iroha's BackStory in ''SamuraiShodown Tenka''. During one of her super moves, during which she disrobes and attacks the opponent behind a screen, her silhouette briefly flickers into that of a crane's.

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* The basis of Iroha's BackStory in ''SamuraiShodown ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Tenka''. During one of her super moves, during which she disrobes and attacks the opponent behind a screen, her silhouette briefly flickers into that of a crane's.



* Subverted in ''DaCapo'' with Yoriko. She's a girl with cat ears, and is indeed a cat that transformed into a girl. [[spoiler:However, she transformed into the form of her owner, and her owner was piloting the body. At the end when the tree dies, the girl's real body wakes up and transfers into his school, at which point they enter a real relationship.]]

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* Subverted in ''DaCapo'' ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' with Yoriko. She's a girl with cat ears, and is indeed a cat that transformed into a girl. [[spoiler:However, she transformed into the form of her owner, and her owner was piloting the body. At the end when the tree dies, the girl's real body wakes up and transfers into his school, at which point they enter a real relationship.]]
11th Nov '15 6:52:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Crane Wife is parodied in ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Hare + Guu]]'', where Guu offers Hare shaved ice in the middle of a snowstorm, he gets pissed off. She goes into the back room, telling Hare that he mustn't look at what she's going to make. He sees a silhouette of a crane through the window on the door, bursts in and sees... Guu making more shaved ice.

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* Crane Wife is parodied in ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu ''[[Anime/HareGuu Hare + Guu]]'', where Guu offers Hare shaved ice in the middle of a snowstorm, he gets pissed off. She goes into the back room, telling Hare that he mustn't look at what she's going to make. He sees a silhouette of a crane through the window on the door, bursts in and sees... Guu making more shaved ice.
8th Nov '15 6:32:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''GreenSnake'', based on a Chinese folk tale, involves a serpent-spirit who seduces a young man by posing as a beautiful maiden.

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* ''GreenSnake'', ''Film/GreenSnake'', based on a Chinese folk tale, involves a serpent-spirit who seduces a young man by posing as a beautiful maiden.
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