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22nd Sep '16 3:07:15 PM nombretomado
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*** ''Ben10Omniverse'' has flashbacks to the original series era, and has a lot of new sequences in the old style. As for the present, such scenes are rare. However, the in-scene transformation shows more actual changing than in years past (the original series had a green flash; Alien Force and Ultimate Alien had a green flash with KirbyDots.)

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*** ''Ben10Omniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has flashbacks to the original series era, and has a lot of new sequences in the old style. As for the present, such scenes are rare. However, the in-scene transformation shows more actual changing than in years past (the original series had a green flash; Alien Force and Ultimate Alien had a green flash with KirbyDots.)
9th Aug '16 5:57:32 PM Tallens
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Compare HulkingOut, GorgeousGarmentGeneration, CreationSequence, FighterLaunchingSequence, LockAndLoadMontage, and SuitUpOfDestiny.

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Compare HulkingOut, GorgeousGarmentGeneration, CreationSequence, FighterLaunchingSequence, LockAndLoadMontage, SuitUpOfDestiny, and SuitUpOfDestiny.
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3rd Aug '16 1:07:37 PM DarkStorm
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' had one, touching a ring on one hand to a bracelet on the other arm, while shouting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMaEeiku7o "Bionics On!"]] Bionic-1 and Karate-1 also had solo versions, and all the heroes had brief non-stock footage versions as well. Karate-1 once subverted the "transformation" part by activating his bionics without changing his outfit, leaving him looking exactly the same. The villains had their own non-stock footage version, where they'd bring their fist to their chest and declare "Hail, Scarab!", but this was used to transform back to their normal form when disguised, rather than transforming from their normal form to a super-powered one.
3rd Aug '16 12:27:59 PM DarkStorm
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' it's sort of [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the Crystal Gems, a team of [[ResurrectiveImmortality nigh-immortal,]][[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girl Warriors]]... [[LimitedWardrobe who only have one set of clothing each.]] Granted, they can change clothing whenever they respawn from the gemstones infused on their body, but that's not the trope example. The actually example is in "[[BeachEpisode Beach Party,]]" where they change outfits by posing over flamboyant backgrounds [[RockyRollCall and shouting their names one by one.]] Normal, casual outfits meant for partying on the beach.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' it's sort of [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the Crystal Gems, a team of [[ResurrectiveImmortality nigh-immortal,]][[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Girl Warriors]]... [[LimitedWardrobe who only have one set of clothing each.]] Granted, they can change clothing whenever they respawn from the gemstones infused on their body, but that's not the trope example. The actually actual example is in "[[BeachEpisode Beach Party,]]" where they change outfits by posing over flamboyant backgrounds [[RockyRollCall and shouting their names one by one.]] Normal, casual outfits meant for partying on the beach.
3rd Aug '16 12:25:28 PM DarkStorm
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* Subverted a bit, with Jerrica "Jem" Benton of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', which is only a "Showtime, Synergy" to summon Jem hologram and a "Show's Over, Synergy" to remove the Jem hologram -- the answer is usually a pink light and very quick.

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* Subverted a bit, with Jerrica "Jem" Benton of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', which is only a "Showtime, Synergy" to summon the Jem hologram and a "Show's Over, Synergy" to remove the Jem hologram -- the answer is usually a pink light and very quick.



* The Nickelodeon TV movie ''Groove Squad,'' which was about three cheerleaders who could transform into, you guessed it, ''superpowered'' cheerleaders by drinking a magical red juice. After they drank said juice, the girls went through a rather overdone transfomation sequence to change into their superheroine forms.

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* The Nickelodeon TV movie ''Groove Squad,'' which was about three cheerleaders who could transform into, you guessed it, ''superpowered'' cheerleaders by drinking a magical red juice. After they drank said juice, the girls went through a rather overdone transfomation transformation sequence to change into their superheroine forms.



** Mumm-Ra, [[BigBad lead villain]] has a stock transformation sequence with a ByThePowerOfGreyskull into a more intimidating OneWingedAngel. Incidentally, he also becomes a lot less clothed in the transformation.

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** Mumm-Ra, [[BigBad lead villain]] has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuWLThMuf7k stock transformation sequence sequence]] with a ByThePowerOfGreyskull into a more intimidating OneWingedAngel. Incidentally, he also becomes a lot less clothed in the transformation.



** There's also "Music/{{Korn}}'s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery", in which the band is faced with a lynch mob of townspeople and titlar pirate ghosts. Although they're generally a parody of archtypical protagonists in Scooby-Doo-type mystery shows in this episode, Korn launches into an obtuse transformation sequence that turns them into... [[spoiler:various types of corn]]. Even the pirate ghosts are stunned.

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** There's also "Music/{{Korn}}'s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery", in which the band is faced with a lynch mob of townspeople and titlar pirate ghosts. Although they're generally a parody of archtypical protagonists in Scooby-Doo-type mystery shows in this episode, Korn launches into an obtuse transformation sequence that turns them into... [[spoiler:various types of corn]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFAWKrzaXCE Even the pirate ghosts are stunned.]]



* Played almost completely straight in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' short "The Amazing Three", when Babs breaks out the "Acme Little Wonder Makeup Kit" -- complete with a outer space-themed LoveBubbles background and OrbitalShot

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* Played almost completely straight in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' short "The Amazing Three", when Babs breaks out the "Acme Little Wonder Makeup Kit" -- complete with a outer space-themed LoveBubbles background and OrbitalShot OrbitalShot.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'':''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', of the monstrous variety:



** She also became a CatGirl in "The Catwoman of Channel Six", though the only on-screen part of the "sequence" was right at the end. Most of it was a SlowTransformation instead.
* At least OnceAnEpisode on ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' when the teens morph to dinosaur form.

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** She also became a CatGirl in "The Catwoman of Channel Six", though the only on-screen part of the "sequence" sequence was right at the end. Most of it was a SlowTransformation instead.
* At least OnceAnEpisode on ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' when the teens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvvXT6Wcnow morph to dinosaur form.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evsix8jpsmM stock footage sequences for both Ladybug and Cat Noir]], which involves their "kwami" spirits being drawn into their TransformationTrinket, while they shout an activation phrase. Her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAxRMacQnww first transformation]], however, went slightly less smoothly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' has stock footage sequences for both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evsix8jpsmM stock footage sequences for both Ladybug com/watch?v=FvIChM4vF7o Ladybug]] and Cat Noir]], which involves their "kwami" spirits being drawn into their TransformationTrinket, while they shout an activation phrase. Her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAxRMacQnww com/watch?v=z0JoAI58z5c Cat Noir]], which involves their "kwami" spirits being drawn into their TransformationTrinket, while they shout an activation phrase. Her first transformation]], transformation, however, went [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNGuP51qrXg slightly less smoothly.]]
26th Jul '16 11:10:16 AM Qem95
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* Notshuttingup's denivantart pictures include them telling stories about people being turned into toilet plungers, tomatoes, bowling pins, cheeseburgers, ice creams, lemons, candles, sandwiches and batteries.
21st Jul '16 5:30:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Note that many transformation sequences are actually just for the viewer's benefit ([[{{Filler}} and to eat up air time]]), and the actual change as experienced by the character is instantaneous -- or at least very brief. [[TransformationIsAFreeAction This might explain why bad guys (almost) never attack a hero during his transformation sequence]], although the DangerouslyGenreSavvy usually will not let the opportunity slip by. This may result in an unstable PartialTransformation.

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Note that many transformation sequences are actually just for the viewer's benefit ([[{{Filler}} and to eat up air time]]), and the actual change as experienced by the character is instantaneous -- or at least very brief. [[TransformationIsAFreeAction This might explain why bad guys (almost) never attack a hero during his transformation sequence]], although the DangerouslyGenreSavvy NoNonsenseNemesis usually will not let the opportunity slip by. This may result in an unstable PartialTransformation.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] has this happen with a pause that is clearly in real time, with most people just too scared to react when they see it. Azula commits a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dire breach of anime etiquette]] [[spoiler:when she takes advantage of Aang's TransformationSequence to shoot him from behind with a lightning bolt]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' the [[UnstoppableRage Avatar State]] has this happen with a pause that is clearly in real time, with most people just too scared to react when they see it. Azula commits a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy dire breach of anime etiquette]] etiquette [[spoiler:when she takes advantage of Aang's TransformationSequence to shoot him from behind with a lightning bolt]].
14th Jul '16 3:11:23 PM StFan
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* SuperChicken and his Super Sauce.

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* SuperChicken %%* WesternAnimation/SuperChicken and his Super Sauce.



** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"]], the evil queen Chrysalis of the Changelings has a monstrous transformation sequence when she regain her true form.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 "Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1"]]: Though in real-space instead of a fancy background, we get a point-by-point transformation of Princess Luna into Nightmare Moon in a flashback to her final battle with Princess Celestia a thousand years ago. The teeth reshaping themselves to becoming pointy is the part that looked like it really, ''really'' ought to hurt (and when the reformed Luna resumes her old appearance for the Halloween episode, getting into the spirit of things by scaring some kids, she transforms via magic but the teeth are ''artificial;'' maybe it really ''does'' hurt).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies"]]: Twilight Sparkle turns herself and the rest of the Mane Six into Breezies in order to help the other Breezies get home before it's too late. Which includes a transformation sequence when they're transforming into Breezies.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], the Mane Six assuming their [[SuperMode Rainbow Power forms]] is accompanied by this.
** Even Big Mac gets in on this in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep "Do Princesses Dream Of Magic Sheep"]] - before you ask, it was in a dream. His is a homage to the MagicalGirl genre - the music and glowing in particular is a take on ''Anime/SailorMoon''.

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"]], 2]]", the evil queen Chrysalis of the Changelings has a monstrous transformation sequence when she regain her true form.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 "Princess "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 Princess Twilight Sparkle, Sparkle Part 1"]]: 1]]": Though in real-space instead of a fancy background, we get a point-by-point transformation of Princess Luna into Nightmare Moon in a flashback to her final battle with Princess Celestia a thousand years ago. The teeth reshaping themselves to becoming pointy is the part that looked like it really, ''really'' ought to hurt (and when the reformed Luna resumes her old appearance for the Halloween episode, getting into the spirit of things by scaring some kids, she transforms via magic but the teeth are ''artificial;'' maybe it really ''does'' hurt).
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies "It "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E16ItAintEasyBeingBreezies It Ain't Easy Being Breezies"]]: Breezies]]": Twilight Sparkle turns herself and the rest of the Mane Six into Breezies in order to help the other Breezies get home before it's too late. Which includes a transformation sequence when they're transforming into Breezies.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 "Twilight's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2"]], 2]]", the Mane Six assuming their [[SuperMode Rainbow Power forms]] is accompanied by this.
a brief BallOfLightTransformation.
** Even Big Mac gets in on this in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep "Do "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E13DoPrincessesDreamOfMagicSheep Do Princesses Dream Of of Magic Sheep"]] - Sheep]]" -- before you ask, it was is in a dream. His is a homage to the MagicalGirl genre - -- the music and glowing in particular is a take on ''Anime/SailorMoon''.



* At least OnceAnEpisode on ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' whrn the teens morphed to dinosaur form.

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* At least OnceAnEpisode on ''WesternAnimation/DinoSquad'' whrn when the teens morphed morph to dinosaur form.



* WesternAnimation/MikeTheKnight puts on his armour via a contraption that looks a bit like a ClockPunk version of Iron Man's assembly robots.

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* WesternAnimation/MikeTheKnight puts on his armour armor via a contraption that looks a bit like a ClockPunk version of Iron Man's assembly robots.
30th Jun '16 7:03:54 PM C2
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' Had quite a variety of them in different episodes. One had him meeting a werewolf, who used the classic Universal sequence of a still of the human actor, a series of transitional paintings, and finally the actor in full makeup. Freakazoid then says "I can do that too!" and sits in the same chair, transitioning through a series of paintings of him doing weird faces, plus a few random cameos from other characters, before arriving at himself.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' Had quite a variety of them in different episodes. One had him meeting a werewolf, who used the classic Universal sequence of a still of the human actor, a series of transitional paintings, and finally the actor in full makeup. Freakazoid then says "I can do that too!" and sits in the same chair, transitioning through a series of paintings of him doing weird faces, plus a few random cameos from other characters, before arriving at himself.
24th Jun '16 1:24:34 PM StFan
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* In ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'', each of the spirit guard experience this, though it is so far only shown when Rob transforms for the first time.



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* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' has a downplayed version. Bee's transformation is less exaggerated than most, and Bee groans in complaint the entire time.
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* In ''ArcanaMagiZero'', when Alysia Perez calls for Saga and Megumi Miyazaki calls for Fable, their magic circles would go through their bodies forming their magical outfits and armor.
* Yuki Shimizu in ''TheImpossibleMan'' has a TransformationSequence off scene. The plausible reason was to hide her identity from everyone, even her co-workers. Unfortunately her co-workers already figured out her secret identity and she know its too, but she still goes off scene in their presence when there are no villains around to transform.

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* In ''ArcanaMagiZero'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagiZero'', when Alysia Perez calls for Saga and Megumi Miyazaki calls for Fable, their magic circles would go through their bodies forming their magical outfits and armor.
* Yuki Shimizu in ''TheImpossibleMan'' ''Literature/TheImpossibleMan'' has a TransformationSequence off scene. The plausible reason was to hide her identity from everyone, even her co-workers. Unfortunately her co-workers already figured out her secret identity and she know its too, but she still goes off scene in their presence when there are no villains around to transform.



* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' has a downplayed version. Bee's transformation is less exaggerated than most, and Bee groans in complaint the entire time.
* ''WebVideo/ManateeGirlTheMovie'' features one that is roughly a minute long (of a 4 minute 30 second film) and has manatees in space floating in the background. The length is {{Lampshaded}} when the mid transformation sequence the main villain checks his watch.

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* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' has a downplayed version. Bee's transformation is less exaggerated than most, and Bee groans in complaint the entire time.
* ''WebVideo/ManateeGirlTheMovie'' features one that is roughly a minute long (of a 4 minute 30 second film) and has manatees in space floating in the background. The length is {{Lampshaded}} when the mid transformation sequence the main villain checks his watch. watch.
* In ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy'', each of the spirit guard experience this, though it is so far only shown when Rob transforms for the first time.



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