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* One of StephaniePlum's nieces wants to be a pony when she grows up.
* The MerryGentry series has a number of people who want to be sidhe and often mimic them by dying their hair an unnatural red or getting plastic surgery to get their ears pointed. The later is laughed at by real sidhe because only half breeds have pointed ears.
* In the Creator/IsaacAsimov novella (and later film) ''TheBicentennialMan'' the robot "Andrew" desires to be human, so he gets various implants to change his robotic/positronic body & mind into biological parts. He finally gets acknowledged as human by the government, [[spoiler:when he dies of old age]].

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* One of StephaniePlum's Literature/StephaniePlum's nieces wants to be a pony when she grows up.
* The MerryGentry Literature/MerryGentry series has a number of people who want to be sidhe and often mimic them by dying their hair an unnatural red or getting plastic surgery to get their ears pointed. The later is laughed at by real sidhe because only half breeds have pointed ears.
* In the Creator/IsaacAsimov novella (and later film) ''TheBicentennialMan'' ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'' the robot "Andrew" desires to be human, so he gets various implants to change his robotic/positronic body & mind into biological parts. He finally gets acknowledged as human by the government, [[spoiler:when he dies of old age]].



* Briefly mentioned in ''Outcast of {{Redwall}}''; Jodd the hare was raised by squirrels and wishes to be one, to the point that he ties his tail to his ears in the hope of stretching it longer.

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* Briefly mentioned in ''Outcast of {{Redwall}}''; Literature/{{Redwall}}''; Jodd the hare was raised by squirrels and wishes to be one, to the point that he ties his tail to his ears in the hope of stretching it longer.
8th Aug '16 2:17:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Film/{{Avatar}}, [[spoiler:our protagonist takes GoingNative to the logical conclusion, ending the movie with literally becoming a Na'vi]].
* In ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', our [[SubvertedTrope failed]] MightyWhitey protagonist falls in love with a Thai woman and is quite shocked that she thinks men are better then women and that it's okay because she can be a man in her next life if she is good enough. His wannabe-feminist preaching fails to impress her.
* Howard Howe, the main villain in ''{{Film/Tusk}}'' seems to want to be a walrus [[spoiler: since he was rescued by a walrus from a burning boat when he was young]], he talks about it several times while taking on the hero, [[spoiler: instead he makes the hero into a walrus for rest of film]].

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* In Film/{{Avatar}}, [[spoiler:our protagonist takes GoingNative to the logical conclusion, ending the movie with literally becoming a Na'vi]].
* In ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', our [[SubvertedTrope failed]] MightyWhitey protagonist falls in love with a Thai woman and is quite shocked that she thinks men are better then women and that it's okay because she can be a man in her next life if she is good enough. His wannabe-feminist preaching fails to impress her.
* Howard Howe, the main villain in ''{{Film/Tusk}}'' seems to want to be a walrus [[spoiler: since he was rescued by a walrus from a burning boat when he was young]], he talks about it several times while taking on the hero, [[spoiler: instead he makes the hero into a walrus for rest of film]].
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* In Film/{{Avatar}}, [[spoiler:our protagonist takes GoingNative to the logical conclusion, ending the movie with literally becoming a Na'vi]].
* In ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', our [[SubvertedTrope failed]] MightyWhitey protagonist falls in love with a Thai woman and is quite shocked that she thinks men are better then women and that it's okay because she can be a man in her next life if she is good enough. His wannabe-feminist preaching fails to impress her.
* Howard Howe, the main villain in ''{{Film/Tusk}}'' seems to want to be a walrus [[spoiler: since he was rescued by a walrus from a burning boat when he was young]], he talks about it several times while taking on the hero, [[spoiler: instead he makes the hero into a walrus for rest of film]].

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8th Aug '16 2:15:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'', [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] turns himself into one of the less obvious examples of a CatBoy in fiction. He has retractable AbsurdlySharpClaws hidden under fingernails, InnateNightVision so acute that he's [[BlindWithoutEm blind without]] his CoolShades, [[AlienHair sensory tendrils]], [[KnightTemplarParent parental instincts]] that almost drove him to kill a friend because she didn't smell or feel right, [[TheAgeless eternal youth]] and an interpretation of the original canon's ''ki''-sense that basically makes him TheEmpath. That is, if they could sense trees and animals. Also, he can project images as well as emotion. He's implied to have a hell of a HealingFactor. Making these changes permanent is a felony in the Confederacy—he worked for a hidden branch of its government—and the reader is never given a coherent reason why he'd risk prison and the end of a brilliant career to do this; he and Shakku Arai, his partner-in-crime (literally) had invented anti-aging drugs before he took the serum that would have allowed him to restore his banged up knees and bad back without touching his wrinkles...or the middle-aged spread he must have avoided somehow; he wasn't in do-or-die situation; and then there's this weird line that suggests that even if Hiko isn't consciously aware of any species dysphoria, Arai is:

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* In Creator/{{Vathara}}'s ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2698347/1/Walk-Through-the-Valley Walk Through the Valley]]'', [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Hiko]] turns himself into one of the less obvious examples of a CatBoy in fiction. He has retractable AbsurdlySharpClaws hidden under fingernails, InnateNightVision so acute that he's [[BlindWithoutEm blind without]] his CoolShades, [[AlienHair sensory tendrils]], [[KnightTemplarParent parental instincts]] that almost drove him to kill a friend because she didn't smell or feel right, [[TheAgeless eternal youth]] and an interpretation of the original canon's ''ki''-sense that basically makes him TheEmpath. That is, if they could sense trees and animals. Also, he can project images as well as emotion. He's implied to have a hell of a HealingFactor. Making these changes permanent is a felony in the Confederacy—he Confederacy—he worked for a hidden branch of its government—and government—and the reader is never given a coherent reason why he'd risk prison and the end of a brilliant career to do this; he and Shakku Arai, his partner-in-crime (literally) had invented anti-aging drugs before he took the serum that would have allowed him to restore his banged up knees and bad back without touching his wrinkles...or the middle-aged spread he must have avoided somehow; he wasn't in do-or-die situation; and then there's this weird line that suggests that even if Hiko isn't consciously aware of any species dysphoria, Arai is:



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* In ''Mammoth'', our [[SubvertedTrope failed]] MightyWhitey protagonist falls in love with a Thai woman and is quite shocked that she thinks men are better then women and that it's okay because she can be a man in her next life if she is good enough. His wannabe-feminist preaching fails to impress her.

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* In ''Mammoth'', ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'', our [[SubvertedTrope failed]] MightyWhitey protagonist falls in love with a Thai woman and is quite shocked that she thinks men are better then women and that it's okay because she can be a man in her next life if she is good enough. His wannabe-feminist preaching fails to impress her.
7th Aug '16 2:15:17 AM ScotieRw
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* Humans in general. We told nature to go screw itself and invented tools, and now it's often forgotten that we are animals.
12th Jun '16 12:49:39 PM DaibhidC
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** Played straight to the hilt by Ellen & Elliot! At first, Elliot was Tedd's much more obviously male friend. He also started off normal to counter Tedd's "MadScientist" theme, though that soon got replaced with a MagicVersusScience theme when he was revealed to be skilled at "Anime Style Martial Arts" including projecting spells from his hands. He gets hit by the "Venus" transformation (becoming an extremely attractive, long-haired girl for a month), he demands that Tedd get him a quicker cure (so as to avoid going to high school with an attractive girl's body for a month). Tedd finds out about a crystal that gets rid of transformative "curses", which should work, since the gun is based on [[AWizardDidIt alien]] {{Magitek}}. They find the crystal and Elliot touches it.
*** Long story short, it split him into two people. "Elliot" who got to keep his name (because he was the male one) gained a hand-beam spell to give people the "Venus" transformation but now has to burn off his excess magical energy once a day by spending a few hours as a woman. "Ellen", who was created from the "curse" that was removed, is permanently a woman now, and only slowly coming to terms with the thought that she might be okay with that. But she still remembers having been a man, mind and body, all her life as well as not being able to date Sarah, the girl she remembers as her girlfriend. She also has the ability to use the anime martial arts but has decided to pursue magic more in order to differentiate herself from Elliot, although she really likes to use her own "Venus" transformation on him.

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** Played straight to the hilt by Ellen & Elliot! At first, Elliot was Tedd's much more obviously male friend. He also started off normal to counter Tedd's "MadScientist" theme, though that soon got replaced with a MagicVersusScience theme when he was revealed to be skilled at "Anime Style Martial Arts" including projecting spells from his hands. He gets hit by the "Venus" transformation (becoming an extremely attractive, long-haired girl for a month), he demands that Tedd get him a quicker cure (so as to avoid going to high school with an attractive girl's body for a month). Tedd finds out about a crystal that gets rid of transformative "curses", which should work, since the gun is based on [[AWizardDidIt alien]] {{Magitek}}. They find the crystal and Elliot touches it.
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it. Long story short, it split him into two people. "Elliot" who got to keep his name (because he was the male one) gained a hand-beam spell to give people the "Venus" transformation but now has to burn off his excess magical energy once a day by spending a few hours as a woman. "Ellen", who was created from the "curse" that was removed, is permanently a woman now, and only slowly coming to terms with the thought that she might be okay with that. But she still remembers having been a man, mind and body, all her life as well as not being able to date Sarah, the girl she remembers as her girlfriend. She also has the ability to use the anime martial arts but has decided to pursue magic more in order to differentiate herself from Elliot, although she really likes to use her own "Venus" transformation on him.
10th May '16 9:37:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* One joke in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' has Twilight talking to a donkey who is delusional and believes she's a unicorn.
7th Apr '16 3:18:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* In {{ComicBook/Fables}}, we have the fox Reynard who is attracted to female humans and wants to become a human so he can seduce them. [[spoiler:This wish is eventually granted by the witches, making him a shapeshifter with a beautiful male human form.]]

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have the fox Reynard who is attracted to female humans and wants to become a human so he can seduce them. [[spoiler:This wish is eventually granted by the witches, making him a shapeshifter with a beautiful male human form.]]





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\n* King Louis from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', an ape wanting to become a human.
* Another Louis, the alligator from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', wants to be human so that he can play trumpet in a jazz band. [[spoiler:He doesn't become human, but still gets his wish to play in a band.]]
* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Princess Ariel of the Mer-people have a fixation with humans, eventually falling in love with a human and becoming one herself. In this version of the story, humans and mer-people are portrayed as equal, so Ariel's transformation isn't about becoming better or worse. The [[Literature/TheLittleMermaid original HC Andersen version]] is not so nice. In this version, it turns out that God loves only mankind, so the Mermaid is doomed from the beginning simply for being born as a "lesser" species. Since her quest in this version was limited to trying to reach out to her LoveInterest, it's not an example of this trope. Oh, and [[DrivenToSuicide it fails miserably, too]].



* Children's picture book "Goblinheart: A Fairy Tale" uses this as a metaphor for {{transsexual}} youth. Julep is a fairy who insists they're a goblin. Julep meets a younger goblin named Tuck who is the opposite.

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* Children's The children's picture book "Goblinheart: ''Goblinheart: A Fairy Tale" Tale'' uses this as a metaphor [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything metaphor]] for {{transsexual}} youth. Julep is a fairy who insists they're a goblin. Julep meets a younger goblin named Tuck who is the opposite.



* Reynard the Fox also appears in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', and true to the myth, he fell in love with a human woman. Rather than shapeshifting, however, he convinced Coyote to grant him the power to possess anything with eyes--and he uses it to take the body of a young human male so he can go to the court and woo his beloved...

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'':
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Reynard the Fox also appears in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', and true to the myth, he fell in love with a human woman. Rather than shapeshifting, however, he convinced Coyote to grant him the power to possess anything with eyes--and he uses it to take the body of a young human male so he can go to the court and woo his beloved...



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' features regular genderswapping with the aid of magic and a superscience transformation gun.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' features regular genderswapping with the aid of magic and a superscience transformation gun.gun:



* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell''

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* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''

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* King Louis from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', an ape wanting to become a human.
* Another Louis, the alligator from ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', wants to be human so that he can play trumpet in a jazz band. [[spoiler:He doesn't become human, but still gets his wish to play in a band.]]
* In the Disney version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Princess Ariel of the Mer-people have a fixation with humans, eventually falling in love with a human and becoming one herself. In this version of the story, humans and mer-people are portrayed as equal, so Ariel's transformation isn't about becoming better or worse.
** The original HC Andersen version is not so nice. In this version, it turns out that God loves only mankind, so the Mermaid is doomed from the beginning simply for being born as a "lesser" species. Since her quest in this version was limited to trying to reach out to her LoveInterest, it's not an example of this trope. Oh, and [[DrivenToSuicide it fails miserably, too]].




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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'': features a colt who wants to be a unicorn. Bubbles gets the Professor to turn him into a unicorn but it backfires and he transforms into a monstrous looking creature. [[spoiler:Eventually his mother appears and informs him he really was a unicorn the entire time, it's just his mane covered up his horn]].
29th Mar '16 1:07:27 PM DaibhidC
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** Goes the other way in the "Grillo Parlante" storyline, where Nera and Joshua meet a support group for transgenics who not only identify as normal humans but are trying to will themselves into developing a WeirdnessCensor.

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** Goes the other way in the "Grillo Parlante" storyline, where Nera and Joshua Jonah meet a support group for transgenics who not only identify as normal humans but are trying to will themselves into developing a WeirdnessCensor.
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* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse''
** When the team first meet Nick, they conclude that because he's human (albeit one whose had his brain removed and stuck in a helicopter) his problems don't fall under their purview. When he refers to the helicopter as his "real body" they decide that since he ''identifies'' as non-human he should be treated as such.
** Goes the other way in the "Grillo Parlante" storyline, where Nera and Joshua meet a support group for transgenics who not only identify as normal humans but are trying to will themselves into developing a WeirdnessCensor.
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