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19th Nov '16 6:31:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in Kelley Armstrong's [[WomenOfTheOtherworld Otherworld]] books, a werewolf remains in whatever shape it was in when killed.

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* Averted in Kelley Armstrong's [[WomenOfTheOtherworld Otherworld]] ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' books, a werewolf remains in whatever shape it was in when killed.
14th Oct '16 1:31:31 PM Dravencour
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* This happens to the Wolf Man in ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' after Rudy shoots him a silver bullet. The werewolf reverts back to his human form, who thanks Rudy before dying.
-->'''Rudy:''' Well, told ya. There's only one way to kill a werewolf.
29th Sep '16 3:51:54 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Sev Trek: Pus in Boots'''

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-->-- '''Sev ''Sev Trek: Pus in Boots'''
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7th Sep '16 7:31:03 AM Dravencour
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* Played with in ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Everyman's "default" form is a bald man with a layer of skin covering his eyes ([[EyelessFaceif he even has eyes]]), because he can't even ''remember'' what he originally looked like when he was normal. When he dies in a later episode, he reverts from the form that he had been taking into that default form, but we already know that is not his original appearance.

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* Played with in ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Everyman's "default" form is a bald man with a layer of skin covering his eyes ([[EyelessFaceif ([[EyelessFace if he even has eyes]]), because he can't even ''remember'' what he originally looked like when he was normal. When he dies in a later episode, he reverts from the form that he had been taking into that default form, but we already know that is not his original appearance.
7th Sep '16 7:29:52 AM Dravencour
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When the form change stems from TheCorruption, this may be the physical manifestion to parallel DyingAsYourself. This often results in PeacefulInDeath, to show that the death really was freedom from the {{Curse}} and not a bad thing.

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When the form change stems from TheCorruption, this may be the physical manifestion manifestation to parallel DyingAsYourself. This often results in PeacefulInDeath, to show that the death really was freedom from the {{Curse}} and not a bad thing.


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Sometimes, this is inverted, with someone who appeared to be human turning out to be something ''else'' entirely upon death.
7th Sep '16 7:24:24 AM Dravencour
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Khosatral, an EldritchAbomination.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/TheDevilInIron", Khosatral, Khosatral Khel, an EldritchAbomination.EvilSorcerer, turns out to be an EldritchAbomination via this trope when Conan puts him down:
4th Sep '16 9:28:54 AM 1810072342
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* After Luther the Instruman is cut in half by Posey in ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'', he returns in a ball of light to his original form - a cello. [[spoiler:However, this damage is revealed to not be fatal.]]
28th Jul '16 9:50:14 AM MaulMachine
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** Actually addressed in one of the video games. Ghost is looking at an Agent through his scope when the Agent jumps out of the body, leaving a SWAT sharpshooter with a headache, who looks around in confusion.
20th Jul '16 10:39:03 PM M84
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* The ending cutscene of the Empire campaign in ''Videogame/{{Disciples}}'' ''II'' shows [[spoiler:Uther's demon form melting away. Uther, reverted to his original human self, collapses and dies.]]
14th Jun '16 8:58:32 PM PaulA
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* In R. L. Stevenson's ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde dies and retains his shape, but in most JekyllAndHyde movies, he reverts to Jekyll on death, suggesting perhaps that his evil self is gone and now he is at peace.

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* In R. L. Stevenson's ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Hyde dies and retains his shape, but in most JekyllAndHyde movies, movie adaptations (including the [[Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931 1931 version]]), he reverts to Jekyll on death, suggesting perhaps that his evil self is gone and now he is at peace.
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