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18th Apr '17 10:59:52 PM Yozzy
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** A skinwalker appears in the novel ''Literature/TurnCoat''. It mentions the classic version, the human witch, but also mentions the entities which teach them the trade: quasi-divine beings that grow more powerful the more they are feared and have an innate ability to know how to cause the maximum suffering in their victims. Gets into a CrazyAwesome ShapeshifterShowdown with [[MagicalNativeAmerican Listens-to-Wind]] (who kicks its ass in a manner most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome righteous]]) at the end of the book. The book also presents an alternate method of killing a skinwalker, forcing it back to where it came from: [[NukeEm point-blank nuclear annihilation.]]

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** A skinwalker appears in the novel ''Literature/TurnCoat''. It mentions While it was mentioned that the term can refer to the the classic version, the human witch, but also mentions the synonymous term "Naagloshii" formally refers to the entities which teach them the trade: quasi-divine beings that effortlessly shapeshift, grow more powerful the more they are feared feared, and have an innate ability to know how to cause the maximum suffering in their victims. Gets "Shagnasty", the Naagloshii who shows up in that book gets into a CrazyAwesome ShapeshifterShowdown with [[MagicalNativeAmerican Listens-to-Wind]] (who kicks its ass in a manner most [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome righteous]]) at the end of the book. The book book.
*** Morgan, a veteran Warden, mentions that he
also presents fought one in his time, though he had to use an alternate alternative method of killing a skinwalker, forcing to bring it back down. He had to where resort to luring it came from: into a nuclear testing ground, and give the Skinwalker the slip by opening a portal [[NukeEm point-blank nuclear annihilation.right before a bomb test.]]



** ''Literature/ColdDays'' revealed that [[spoiler:there are at least six more skinwalkers currently imprisoned on the uppermost level of the supernatural jail under the Demonreach island -- and that whatever else is imprisoned below them is ''even worse'']].
** ''Literature/SkinGame'' has [[spoiler: Goodman Grey, who is part-skinwalker (apparently on his father's side). Unlike the one seen in ''Turn Coat', Grey is at least trying to be a decent person, as is shown by his helping Dresden to break into the underworld for the [[ComicallySmallDemand massive sum]] of one dollar.]]

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** ''Literature/ColdDays'' revealed that [[spoiler:there are at least six more skinwalkers currently imprisoned on in the uppermost minimum security level of the supernatural jail prison under the Demonreach island -- and that whatever else is imprisoned below them is ''even worse'']].
** ''Literature/SkinGame'' has [[spoiler: Goodman Grey, who is part-skinwalker (apparently on his father's side). Unlike the one seen in ''Turn Coat', Grey is at least trying to be a decent person, as is shown by his helping Dresden to break into make it out of the underworld for the [[ComicallySmallDemand massive sum]] of one dollar.]]
10th Feb '17 2:43:47 PM margdean56
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* A mutant at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has this power, only he can move his consciousnes into an animal and take it over. He can do the same to any person he sees. He even uses the codename 'Skinwalker'. His dormmates had to devise a protocol to keep him from doing this to any of them.

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* A mutant at SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has this power, only he can move his consciousnes consciousness into an animal and take it over. He can do the same to any person he sees. He even uses the codename 'Skinwalker'. His dormmates had to devise a protocol to keep him from doing this to any of them.
10th Feb '17 2:42:09 PM margdean56
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Being very similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]], and other paranormal shape changers, most skin walkers' abilities are largely powered by [[BlackMagic dark ritual]], and the breaking of native taboos (Such as cannibalism, incest and murder, especially of family members) or are heralded to create them. Each tribe's version differs in details. Most Skinwalkers are differentiated from their brethren by being able to take multiple shapes, but are not free-form shapeshifters. The myths usually describe them as humans who wear only an animal skin, or an abomination of human and animal forms.

Primarily detailed in many Native American tales, these entities are sometimes portrayed as either practicing witches, or aspects of the trickster deity (Coyote) or something [[EldritchAbomination worse]], from the shared mythology of many indigenous American peoples, Skinwalkers are considered one of the most fearsome monsters from Myth/NativeAmericanMythology. In those myths, they have a few extra powers, including {{Telepathy}}, VoiceChangeling (mimicing animal and human sounds) and the creation of poisonous/disease ridden "Witch Powder" or the MagicalEye. Some cannot fully shift into their animal forms and have a [[GlamourFailure deformity]] (awkward gait, over-sized feet, etc.) revealing their true nature.

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Being very similar to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Werewolves]], and other paranormal shape changers, most skin walkers' abilities are largely powered by [[BlackMagic dark ritual]], and the breaking of native taboos (Such (such as cannibalism, incest and murder, especially of family members) or are heralded to create them. Each tribe's version differs in details. Most Skinwalkers are differentiated from their brethren by being able to take multiple shapes, but are not free-form shapeshifters. The myths usually describe them as humans who wear only an animal skin, or an abomination of human and animal forms.

Primarily detailed in many Native American tales, these entities are sometimes portrayed as either practicing witches, or aspects of the trickster deity (Coyote) or something [[EldritchAbomination worse]], from the shared mythology of many indigenous American peoples, peoples. Skinwalkers are considered one of the most fearsome monsters from Myth/NativeAmericanMythology. In those myths, they have a few extra powers, including {{Telepathy}}, VoiceChangeling (mimicing (mimicking animal and human sounds) and the creation of poisonous/disease ridden "Witch Powder" or the MagicalEye. Some cannot fully shift into their animal forms and have a [[GlamourFailure deformity]] (awkward gait, over-sized feet, etc.) revealing their true nature.
9th Feb '17 9:37:23 PM Blazingphoenix17
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* In Fanfic/ForLoveofMagic Harry goes to America specifically to hunt down and talk to a Skinwalker so that he can learn his unique magic.
19th Dec '16 9:47:05 PM Berrenta
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** No, the thing in that film was a "yetiglanchi". [[SarcasmMode Completely different, really.]]
12th Nov '16 11:01:01 AM Gowan
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* ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'' features one of those, but doesn't use the name. [[spoiler: However, since he actually skins his victims, and uses their skin as disguise, there's little else one could call that ...]]
6th Nov '16 5:29:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has an undead creature called an "Ecorché'', named after a drawing of a skinless person. They're able to steal a persons skin and wear it to look like them.

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* When a werewolf-like alien appears on a reservation in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', the "Yendaloshi" is mentioned repeatedly.

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* When a werewolf-like alien appears on a reservation in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', the "Yendaloshi" is mentioned repeatedly.
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6th Oct '16 7:49:24 AM Stealth
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* In ''BattleTech'' fiction, the 17th Recon Regiment, formed from planets settled by people from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, One sociopathic 'Mech pilot named his giant robot "Skinwalker", after this myth, to the disgust of the rest of the regiment.

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* In ''BattleTech'' fiction, there's the 17th Recon Regiment, formed from planets settled by people from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, Texas. One sociopathic 'Mech pilot pilot, Bobby Begay, named his giant robot "Skinwalker", "Skinwalker" after this myth, much to the disgust of the rest of the regiment.
regiment--it's so overtly and intentionally offensive they consider it the equal of a pilot from a Christian denomination naming their 'Mech "Baby-Eating Satan Worshipper."
1st Sep '16 6:22:29 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' has a horror campaign, ''Skinwalker'' based on this mythology
* In ''BattleTech'' fiction, the 17th Recon Regiment, formed from planets settled by people from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, One sociopathic 'Mech pilot named his giant robot "Skinwalker", after this myth, to the disgust of the rest of the regiment.
22nd Mar '16 6:12:19 PM dvorak
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* ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' has an undead creature called an "Ecorché'', named after a drawing of a skinless person. They're able to steal a persons skin and wear it to look like them.

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* ''TabletopGame/Pathfinder'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has an undead creature called an "Ecorché'', named after a drawing of a skinless person. They're able to steal a persons skin and wear it to look like them.
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