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12th Sep '17 9:38:52 PM Juneberries
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** Another good example is Ranma's father Genma, who actually seems to enjoy being a panda more than being a human.

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** Another good example is Ranma's father Genma, who actually seems to enjoy being a panda more than being a human.human, even going so far as to eat bamboo shoots.


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** Kinnii, [[TitleDrop the killer from Jusenkyo]], is probably hit by this trope as much as, if not more than, Rouge. A weapon of mass destruction for the "Jusenkyo Preservation Society", he's bulking, bloodthirsty and skilled with his sword; when he shapeshifts into a highly moral priest, he's nothing ''but'' a timid and regretful NatureLover, who couldn't even believe (or likely ''remember'') what his natural form is capable of.
7th Sep '17 6:16:58 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', we get the villain Goku Black, who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who, out of envy and spite, stole the body of an alternate version of Goku.]] The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', we get the villain Goku Black, who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who, out of envy and spite, stole the body of an alternate version of Goku.]] The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and [[ChallengeSeeker need to be challenged challenged]] and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.
22nd Aug '17 6:55:26 PM PaulA
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* We're told in the ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Five Hundred Kingdoms]]'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey that only the most powerful Sorcerers or Sorceresses can transform a person into an animal without that person losing his mind to the animal. However, since the books focus on Godmothers, we don't see this in action. In the first book, Elena transforms Alexander into a donkey, but has to give him regular time as a human. In "The Snow Queen", Aleksia takes several animal forms, but even as a polar bear (which has a large enough brain to "fit" a human mind into) the animal instincts get stronger the longer she remains changed.

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* We're told in the ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms Five Hundred Kingdoms]]'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey that only the most powerful Sorcerers or Sorceresses can transform a person into an animal without that person losing his mind to the animal. However, since the books focus on Godmothers, we don't see this in action. action.
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In the first book, ''The Fairy Godmother'', Elena transforms Alexander into a donkey, but has to give him regular time as a human. human.
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In "The ''The Snow Queen", Queen'', Aleksia takes several animal forms, but even as a polar bear (which has a large enough brain to "fit" a human mind into) the animal instincts get stronger the longer she remains changed.
12th Aug '17 9:35:14 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'' by Creator/{{Vathara}}, [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] transforms uses LegoGenetics to transform himself into a kiryuu alterant and kiryuu are felinoid aliens from the planet Satoyama that possesses CompleteImmortality (anything that doesn't kill them immediately tends not to kill them at all), InnateNightVision so strong that they very myopic during the day, sensory tendrils [[AlienHair in place of hair]], {{EMP}}-generation and perception which allows to [[MindlinkMates share thoughts with each other]], made possible by the sensory tendrils; and they are [[KnightTemplarParent Knight Templar Parents]] that will kill any predators that come near the birthing den. Upon becoming half-man, half-kiryuu, he finds himself mentally declaring the cabin and where he woke up and everything within sight of it to be his when he'd previously never stayed anywhere more than a year at a time (except for his stint on Satoyama) and didn't allow himself to get attached and contemplating leaping sixty feet into the air to chase a bushy-tailed rodent on a tree. That was in the first week. Within five years, he finds himself killing in an UnstoppableRage for the first time just because the victim, a member of the [[{{Ninja}} Oniwabanshuu]], was under MindControl like all citizens of TheFederation to protect them from TheEvilsOfFreeWill (and the Oniwabanshuu are members of the HumanSubspecies empowered to do the protecting through {{Telepathy}}). After that, his mountain was safe. Later, he finds himself with a dying eight-year-old escaped slave boy (Kenshin) and the only way to save him is an EmergencyTransformation into a kiryuu alterant. Previously, Hiko had been a ChildHater, or, at least, wasn't interested in making sacrifices for a child such as free time or career. But after the second time Kenshin's skin shed, he found himself with unable to keep from growling at one of his few friends whenever she made sudden movements towards the cabin. This transformation lasted months. Months he had to spend working with the instincts until they re-categorized her as a "spark-ally" (sparks are what kiryuu packs are called).

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'' by Creator/{{Vathara}}, [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] transforms uses LegoGenetics to transform himself into a kiryuu alterant and kiryuu are alterant, a felinoid aliens alien from the planet Satoyama that possesses CompleteImmortality (anything that doesn't kill them immediately tends not to kill them at all), InnateNightVision so strong that they very myopic during the day, sensory tendrils [[AlienHair in place of hair]], {{EMP}}-generation and perception which allows to [[MindlinkMates share thoughts with each other]], made possible by the sensory tendrils; and they are [[KnightTemplarParent Knight Templar Parents]] that will kill any predators that come near the birthing den. Satoyama. Upon becoming half-man, half-kiryuu, he finds himself mentally declaring takes on the cabin and where he woke up and everything within sight of it to be his when he'd kiryuu's territorial instincts despite being a drifter who previously never stayed anywhere more than a year at a time (except for his stint on Satoyama) and didn't allow himself to get attached and contemplating leaping sixty feet into the air to chase a bushy-tailed rodent on a tree. That was in the first week. Satoyama). Within five years, he finds himself killing in an UnstoppableRage for the first time just because the victim, a member of the [[{{Ninja}} Oniwabanshuu]], was under MindControl like all citizens of TheFederation to protect them from TheEvilsOfFreeWill (and the Oniwabanshuu are members of the HumanSubspecies empowered to do the protecting through {{Telepathy}}). After that, his mountain was safe.territory. Later, he finds himself with a dying eight-year-old escaped slave boy (Kenshin) and the only way to save him is an EmergencyTransformation into a kiryuu alterant. Previously, Hiko had been a ChildHater, or, at least, wasn't interested in making sacrifices borderline ChildHater who wouldn't have bothered. Similarly, Kenshin was hostile to a friend who approached the cabin despite caring for a child such as free time or career. But after the second time Kenshin's skin shed, he found himself with unable to keep from growling at one of his few friends whenever she made sudden movements towards the cabin. This transformation lasted months. Months he had to spend working with the instincts her, until they re-categorized he was able to rationalize her as a "spark-ally" (sparks are what kiryuu packs are called).member of his pack to get around it.
28th Jul '17 1:23:55 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', this is a common FanWank for why Twilight Sparkle (a pony) would develop a crush on Flash Sentry (a human).



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', this is a common FanWank for why Twilight Sparkle (a pony) would develop a crush on Flash Sentry (a human).
25th Jul '17 8:21:41 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' we get the villain Goku Black who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who out of envy and spite stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.

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** In ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', we get the villain Goku Black Black, who [[EvilTwin looks identical to Goku]], but makes an indication early on that he originally did not have that appearance. Then we learn the reason for it is that he's [[spoiler: actually a Supreme Kai named Zamasu who who, out of envy and spite spite, stole the body of an alternate version of Goku]]. Goku.]] The curious thing about it is that his personality seems to have been altered slightly by this and he's taken on some of Goku's personality traits, particularly his [[BloodKnight desire for battle]], and need to be challenged and grow stronger. Then after Black actually fights Goku even his ''speech pattern'' slowly grows more and more like Goku's. He also starts using some of Goku's fighting stances and techniques, although those are in part deliberate imitations.
18th Jul '17 10:05:53 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', Xehanort's entire fighting style changes when he [[GrandTheftMe body-jacks]] [[spoiler: Terra]], exclusively using all his victim's best moves - with the eventual addition of [[spoiler: the Guardian Heartless.]]
16th Jul '17 6:38:58 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', every morph came with its own set of animal instincts; these were mostly useful but some morphs such as an ant had instincts so strong they risked permanently overpowering the human personality.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', every ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' used this a lot:
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morph came with its own set of animal instincts; these were mostly useful useful, but some morphs such (such as an ant ant) had instincts so strong they risked permanently overpowering the human personality.
10th Jun '17 9:10:27 AM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, most of the main characters underwent {{Gender bender}}s when their powers manifested; apparently turning a happy boy into a girl doesn't cause gender identity disorder and since the UnfortunateImplications are glossed over (they get therapy, but it's off screen) to the point you'd rarely realise they hadn't been a girl all their life.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, most of the main characters underwent {{Gender bender}}s when their powers manifested; apparently turning a happy boy into a girl doesn't cause gender identity disorder and since the UnfortunateImplications are glossed over (they get therapy, but it's off screen) to the point you'd rarely realise they hadn't been a girl all their life.
10th Jun '17 2:10:53 AM RobTan
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* In an episode of ''WesterAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' where the crew are de-aged into teenagers and then young shildren and babies, their behaviour changes accordingly. Farnsworth is at first unchanged because is just de-aged into his fifties, but when a botched atempt to cure himself results in him getting progressively younger, he becomes first an afroed [[TheSeventies Seventies stereotype]], a hippy, a teenaged nerd and finally a ChildProdigy.
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