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26th Jul '16 11:42:39 PM PaulA
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* Shapeshifting in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/{{Earthsea}} stories also works this way: The longer you stay in a given form, the more your mind gets taken over by that form's instincts. There are allegedly a number of mages who turned themselves permanently into dolphins this way; in the first book, Ged almost loses his mind when he's forced to flee over a long distance as a hawk. One noteworthy legend in Earthsea is the story of a wizard who so enjoyed turning himself into a bear that he ultimately ''became'' the bear and killed his own son.

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* Shapeshifting in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/{{Earthsea}} stories also works this way: The longer you stay in a given form, the more your mind gets taken over by that form's instincts. There are allegedly a number of mages who turned themselves permanently into dolphins this way; in the first book, ''Literature/AWizardOfEarthsea'', Ged almost loses his mind when he's forced to flee over a long distance as a hawk. One noteworthy legend in Earthsea is the story of a wizard who so enjoyed turning himself into a bear that he ultimately ''became'' the bear and killed his own son.
26th Jul '16 11:42:19 PM PaulA
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* Shapeshifting in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/EarthseaTrilogy also works this way: The longer you stay in a given form, the more your mind gets taken over by that form's instincts. There are allegedly a number of mages who turned themselves permanently into dolphins this way; in the first book, Ged almost loses his mind when he's forced to flee over a long distance as a hawk.
** One noteworthy legend in Earthsea is the story of a wizard who so enjoyed turning himself into a bear that he ultimately ''became'' the bear and killed his own son.

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* Shapeshifting in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Literature/{{Earthsea}} stories also works this way: The longer you stay in a given form, the more your mind gets taken over by that form's instincts. There are allegedly a number of mages who turned themselves permanently into dolphins this way; in the first book, Ged almost loses his mind when he's forced to flee over a long distance as a hawk.
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hawk. One noteworthy legend in Earthsea is the story of a wizard who so enjoyed turning himself into a bear that he ultimately ''became'' the bear and killed his own son.
24th Jul '16 2:55:37 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' fic of Creator/AAPessimal, the starting point of '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998634/1/Hear-them-chatter-on-the-tide Hear Them Chatter On The Tide]]''' is a powerful anthropomorphic personality who has been lost to the world for at least a thousand years, transformed into a sort of animal.[[spoiler: the long-lost virtue Bissonomy, transformed into a shoal of oysters by a jealous fellow-God]]. This demiurge has human followers whose goal is to restore her to human shape and potency. The problem is that as the Goddess Cult of the [[BlueOysterCult Blue Oyster]] discover, [[spoiler: Bissonomy has spent so long as an oyster that she has forgotten she is human]].

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic of Creator/AAPessimal, the starting point of '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998634/1/Hear-them-chatter-on-the-tide Hear Them Chatter On The Tide]]''' is a powerful anthropomorphic personality who has been lost to the world for at least a thousand years, transformed into a sort of animal.[[spoiler: the long-lost virtue Bissonomy, transformed into a shoal of oysters by a jealous fellow-God]]. This demiurge has human followers whose goal is to restore her to human shape and potency. The problem is that as the Goddess Cult of the [[BlueOysterCult [[Music/BlueOysterCult Blue Oyster]] discover, [[spoiler: Bissonomy has spent so long as an oyster that she has forgotten she is human]].
16th Jul '16 10:05:23 AM LIES
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* Religions that believe in incarnated gods have a variety of beliefs in the degree of influence those bodies have on the god during the incarnation, though usually (universally?) the essential nature of the god remains the same throughout. Christian theologians and sects disagree on the nature of Jesus' humanity, some (for example) holding that Satan could never actually tempt him with food or power, while others holding that he must have done else the 'temptation' were meaningless. Hindu stories strongly imply that incarnated gods will usually forget their divine natures entirely while on Earth unless enlightened to them.
*In those belief-systems that hold with souls' preëxisting birth: some hold that the soul's essential nature and fate are eternally mutable, others that behaviour whilst embodied determine the soul's condition for eternity.
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16th Jul '16 9:46:46 AM LIES
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* ''{{Series/BrainDead}}''—possibly. As of this writing (Season 1, Episode 3), it is unclear whether the alien bugs' becoming embroiled in our political squabbles is all part of their plan for conquest or is in fact a derailment of those plans, perhaos because they have no conception of ideology and take their absorbed opinions for Absolute Truth.
16th Jul '16 3:41:16 AM OrangenChan
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Morphic}}'', most of the kids' personalities are influenced somewhat by the Pokémon they were fused with. For instance, Peter often makes twitchy bird-like movements like a Taillow, and Will (a Meowth morph) displays a lot of cat-like mannerisms. Additionally, it's revealed late in the fic that [[spoiler:all of them have varying degrees of battle lust, just like "actual" Pokémon]].
15th Jul '16 8:43:13 AM Willbyr
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* Makaku in ''BattleAngelAlita'' explicitly references this idea when he becomes quite intelligent after losing his initial large cyborg body and is reduced to an ambulatory head.

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* Makaku in ''BattleAngelAlita'' ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' explicitly references this idea when he becomes quite intelligent after losing his initial large cyborg body and is reduced to an ambulatory head.
15th Jul '16 8:13:27 AM Willbyr
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* Somewhat present in ''{{Ever17}}''. [[spoiler:While possessing Hokuto, Blick Winkel essentially thinks he ''is'' Hokuto. Blick Winkel's discovery of his own existence becomes a major plot point.]]

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* Somewhat present in ''{{Ever17}}''.''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}''. [[spoiler:While possessing Hokuto, Blick Winkel essentially thinks he ''is'' Hokuto. Blick Winkel's discovery of his own existence becomes a major plot point.]]
7th Jul '16 4:25:18 PM Someoneman
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* Attis in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride'', who was turned into a stag, admits that he's very gradually losing his human mind. And that if the curse isn't reversed in time, he'll permanently be a stag wiped clean of all previous human thoughts.
25th Jun '16 4:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', Prince Wendell swaps bodies with a dog and gradually starts thinking like a dog, the dog also slowly starts thinking more like a human (but never quite gets it) although this may simply be training.

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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', Prince Wendell swaps bodies with a dog and gradually starts thinking like a dog, the dog also slowly starts thinking more like a human (but never quite gets it) although this may simply be training.
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