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20th May '16 3:00:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Being joke series, {{Series/UltramanZearth}} and {{Series/UltramanNice}} had some ridiculous transformations. In the former, Katsuto Asahi transformed by brushing his teeth with the Pikari Brush, while in the latter Ginga Yumeboshi ate a chocolate from his Nice Dreamer to transform.

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** Being joke series, {{Series/UltramanZearth}} Series/UltramanZearth and {{Series/UltramanNice}} Series/UltramanNice had some ridiculous transformations. In the former, Katsuto Asahi transformed by brushing his teeth with the Pikari Brush, while in the latter Ginga Yumeboshi ate a chocolate from his Nice Dreamer to transform.



* The Makai Knights of the {{GARO}} franchise are quite minimalistic in their sequences, which usually involves them swishing their weapons (swords/staffs/spears/bows and many others) into creating [[{{Hammerspace}} a hole in reality]] through which their Makai Knight armors would assemble in their body at split-second rates. [[JustifiedTrope Quite justifiable]] in that the enemy Horrors of the Makai Knights have [[CombatPragmatist no concept of chivalry at all]].
* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' gets a hybrid of the real-space scenes and the stock footage sequences. Sam striking the 'power chord' on his guitar is ''half'' new footage (constant angle-changing for drama. The alternate angle is stock footage.) as is his transforming into energy and flying into the computer. The energy entering the Servo form on the screen and Servo flying into action is stock footage, as well as Servo's 'decompressing' into his proper size. (The original series is a SpiritualSuccessor of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', so decompression replaces the heroic MakeMyMonsterGrow to building size.)

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* The Makai Knights of the {{GARO}} ''Series/{{GARO}}'' franchise are quite minimalistic in their sequences, which usually involves them swishing their weapons (swords/staffs/spears/bows and many others) into creating [[{{Hammerspace}} a hole in reality]] through which their Makai Knight armors would assemble in their body at split-second rates. [[JustifiedTrope Quite justifiable]] in that the enemy Horrors of the Makai Knights have [[CombatPragmatist no concept of chivalry at all]].
* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' gets a hybrid of the real-space scenes and the stock footage sequences. Sam striking the 'power chord' on his guitar is ''half'' new footage (constant angle-changing for drama. The alternate angle is stock footage.) as is his transforming into energy and flying into the computer. The energy entering the Servo form on the screen and Servo flying into action is stock footage, as well as Servo's 'decompressing' into his proper size. (The original series series, ''Series/DenkouChoujinGridman'', is a SpiritualSuccessor of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', so decompression replaces the heroic MakeMyMonsterGrow to building size.)
19th May '16 8:06:53 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' has the scene where Dana and Louis turn into Terror dogs; it's quite a disturbing process, though.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' has the scene where Dana and Louis turn into Terror dogs; it's quite a disturbing process, though.
18th May '16 4:32:50 PM nombretomado
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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse plays around this:

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* The MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse plays around this:
13th May '16 4:18:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* The UrExample has got to be Billy Batson shouting "Shazam!" and transforming into [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] with a magic bolt of lightning. Notably, in the GoldenAge, it was part of the magic of the transformation that nobody standing nearby ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem noticed this happening]]'' unless he wanted them to (often simply thinking that the "kid" had left and this new person arrived in their place). Well, DependingOnTheWriter, anyway. The other members of the Marvel family would transform the same way.
** MarvelComics' CaptainMarVell gained a version of this when he would swap locations with Rick Jones in a flash of light after banging his two wristbands together; ditto for his son Genis, who ''also'' ended up swapping places with Rick.

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* The UrExample has got to be Billy Batson shouting "Shazam!" and transforming into [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] with a magic bolt of lightning. Notably, in the GoldenAge, it was part of the magic of the transformation that nobody standing nearby ''[[SomebodyElsesProblem noticed this happening]]'' unless he wanted them to (often simply thinking that the "kid" had left and this new person arrived in their place). Well, DependingOnTheWriter, anyway. The other members of the Marvel family would transform the same way.
** * MarvelComics' CaptainMarVell gained a version of this when he would swap locations with Rick Jones in a flash of light after banging his two wristbands together; ditto for his son Genis, who ''also'' ended up swapping places with Rick.



* in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Ariel's transformation when turning from mermaid to human. + 1 as she's mostly naked afterward.

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* in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'':
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Ariel's transformation when turning from mermaid to human. + 1 as she's mostly naked afterward.



* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, both vampires and werewolves can transform, vampires into either a swarm of bats or one really big bat. Not much detail is given to werewolf transformations, but there is at one point a fight between two of them where they're both in a constant state of flux between forms. Angua, the werewolf on the watch and Captain Carrot's girlfriend, is stated to be perfectly comfortable with him seeing her naked in either form, but doesn't want him to see her mid-change.
** Gaspode is surprised when he sees Angua change -- expecting the usual horror sequence, he instead describes it more like "A full-body sneeze."

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* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, both vampires and werewolves can transform, vampires into either a swarm of bats or one really big bat. Not much detail is given to werewolf transformations, but there is at one point a fight between two of them where they're both in a constant state of flux between forms. Angua, the werewolf on the watch and Captain Carrot's girlfriend, is stated to be perfectly comfortable with him seeing her naked in either form, but doesn't want him to see her mid-change.
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mid-change. Gaspode is surprised when he sees Angua change -- expecting the usual horror sequence, he instead describes it more like "A full-body sneeze."



* The first segment of Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller" has Michael transforming into a werepanther.

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* Music/MichaelJackson:
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The first segment of Music/MichaelJackson's "Thriller" has Michael transforming into a werepanther.



* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' regularly delves into this trope with the titular character's {{Eleventh Hour Super Power}}s. The most notable are Super Sonic and most related transformations, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Excalibur Sonic]].

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' regularly delves into this trope with the titular character's {{Eleventh Hour Super Power}}s. The most notable are Super Sonic and most related transformations, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Excalibur Sonic]].Sonic.



* The early ''{{Mario}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games actually pause the action around the player character while he's transforming, though the change in form was fairly instantaneous and without frills otherwise.

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* The early ''{{Mario}}'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games actually pause the action around the player character while he's transforming, though the change in form was fairly instantaneous and without frills otherwise.



* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} evolution features the creature fading into its outline, and then the outline shifting into the new evolution, before fading back in. You can glitch this process in the first game, resulting in a near-endless stream of (impossible) evolutions.

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* Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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evolution features the creature fading into its outline, and then the outline shifting into the new evolution, before fading back in. You can glitch this process in the first game, resulting in a near-endless stream of (impossible) evolutions.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has earned its fame as the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] of the ''Zelda'' titles partially due to the transformation scenes, which involve Link [[NightmareFuel gasping and cringing to the background transformation sound effects, culminating in a scream as the sequence finishes]]. Skippable by pressing a button, but only after the first time. Transforming back triggers a short scene involving a halo effect around his head as he pulls the mask off, reappearing as human.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has earned its fame as the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] of the ''Zelda'' titles partially due to the transformation scenes, which involve Link [[NightmareFuel gasping and cringing to the background transformation sound effects, culminating in a scream as the sequence finishes]]. Skippable by pressing a button, but only after the first time. Transforming back triggers a short scene involving a halo effect around his head as he pulls the mask off, reappearing as human.



* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Alex Mercer goes through a lot of morphing, but acquiring a [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands power during a cutscene]], the camera zooms in for a sequence with writhing sinews of biomass in the [[RealIsBrown full spectrum of color from black to grey]] consuming him before he emerges with his new RedRightHand.
** You can also do the long version of the sequence at any time by holding the D-pad for the quick-change instead of just pressing it. This lets you see the sequence for powers you acquire as upgrades like muscle mass, whipfist, and the vision powers.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Alex Mercer goes through a lot of morphing, but acquiring a [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands power during a cutscene]], the camera zooms in for a sequence with writhing sinews of biomass in the [[RealIsBrown full spectrum of color from black to grey]] consuming him before he emerges with his new RedRightHand.
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RedRightHand. You can also do the long version of the sequence at any time by holding the D-pad for the quick-change instead of just pressing it. This lets you see the sequence for powers you acquire as upgrades like muscle mass, whipfist, and the vision powers.






* Subvert a bit, with Jerrica "Jem" Benton of JemAndTheHolograms, 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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* Subvert Subverted a bit, with Jerrica "Jem" Benton of JemAndTheHolograms, ''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.



* Subverted somewhat in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', as the transformation sequence there is refreshingly simple and short, while still being rather stylish with a chance to play around with it and ''not'' use StockFootage. Whenever the titular character wants to transform into the titular alter-ego he simply focuses for a few seconds, a ring of blue white light appears, bisects and travels over him, leaving one superhero in place. Easy, done.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
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Subverted somewhat in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', as the transformation sequence there is refreshingly simple and short, while still being rather stylish with a chance to play around with it and ''not'' use StockFootage. Whenever the titular character wants to transform into the titular alter-ego he simply focuses for a few seconds, a ring of blue white light appears, bisects and travels over him, leaving one superhero in place. Easy, done.



* Most of the time after the first few episodes this happened in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', even though his costume was just regular clothes altered by the hero to obscure his identity.
** Though it was used less and less as the show went on, it was sometimes used to great effect if it happens when Static finally finds a power source to charge his electricity after running low for a while, signifying how powerful he is at full charge.
* The Nickelodeon TV movie ''GrooveSquad,'' 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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* Most of the time after the first few episodes this happened in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', even though his costume was just regular clothes altered by the hero to obscure his identity.
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identity. Though it was used less and less as the show went on, it was sometimes used to great effect if it happens when Static finally finds a power source to charge his electricity after running low for a while, signifying how powerful he is at full charge.
* The Nickelodeon TV movie ''GrooveSquad,'' ''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.



* Lampshaded and spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': when a group of {{Magical Girl}}s confront Jamie, they transform. Jamie just stands there waiting patiently and bored, until they finally finish after more than a minute.
** Even better, the ''Anime/SailorMoon ''{{Expy}} had a longer sequence than the others, so while the other girls were already done and posing, she kept [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning and spinning and spinning...]] to the point where by the end of the sequence, the other girls were already looking at her to see if she was done.

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* Lampshaded and spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': when a group of {{Magical Girl}}s confront Jamie, they transform. Jamie just stands there waiting patiently and bored, until they finally finish after more than a minute.
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minute. Even better, the ''Anime/SailorMoon ''{{Expy}} had a longer sequence than the others, so while the other girls were already done and posing, she kept [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning and spinning and spinning...]] to the point where by the end of the sequence, the other girls were already looking at her to see if she was done.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', April O'Neil is turned into a wasp and you see the wings and antenna emerge from her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'':
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', episode, April O'Neil is turned into a wasp and you see the wings and antenna emerge from her.
9th May '16 9:35:24 PM erforce
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* Transformation sequences were an oft-requested feature in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', and a small set of four costume-change emotes were finally released in 2009 with the Magic Booster Pack, as well as four generic transformation sequences. By the time the game closed, there were thirty-three in all. They ran the gamut from emulating Series/WonderWoman ("Spin") or [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] ("Lightning"), to being reminiscent of the arrival of time travelers in the various ''{{Terminator}}'' movies ("Energy Morph"), as well as less-flashy changes like jumping out of frame and landing in the new costume ("Ninja Leap") or simply saluting ("Salute") or backflipping ("Backflip").

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* Transformation sequences were an oft-requested feature in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', and a small set of four costume-change emotes were finally released in 2009 with the Magic Booster Pack, as well as four generic transformation sequences. By the time the game closed, there were thirty-three in all. They ran the gamut from emulating Series/WonderWoman ("Spin") or [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] ("Lightning"), to being reminiscent of the arrival of time travelers in the various ''{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies ("Energy Morph"), as well as less-flashy changes like jumping out of frame and landing in the new costume ("Ninja Leap") or simply saluting ("Salute") or backflipping ("Backflip").
30th Apr '16 9:12:04 AM Quanyails
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* TeamoSupremo featured a rather drawn-out transformation sequence in each episode, activated (somehow) by the team jumping Brenda's jump-rope together at a high speed.

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* TeamoSupremo ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo'' featured a rather drawn-out transformation sequence in each episode, activated (somehow) by the team jumping Brenda's jump-rope together at a high speed.
30th Apr '16 9:11:10 AM Quanyails
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* One episode of [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] did this during a Snow White parody. First, Wade's inner tube disappears, causing him to put his hands on his crotch. Then, the bottom of the dress appears, followed by the top of the dress. After this, a wig is put on, and then one hand gets a broom and the other gets a bucket. While this happens, a sappy tune plays.

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* One episode of [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] Acres]]'' did this during a Snow White parody. First, Wade's inner tube disappears, causing him to put his hands on his crotch. Then, the bottom of the dress appears, followed by the top of the dress. After this, a wig is put on, and then one hand gets a broom and the other gets a bucket. While this happens, a sappy tune plays.
30th Apr '16 9:09:54 AM Quanyails
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* SuperDuperSumos: The sumos goes through a transformation sequence to become "Sumo-Sized."

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* SuperDuperSumos: ''WesternAnimation/SuperDuperSumos'': The sumos goes through a transformation sequence to become "Sumo-Sized."
30th Apr '16 9:04:45 AM Quanyails
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* Carbuncle from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'', in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpVDO1G-74 this]] commercial, does the usual intro... right before Carbuncle transforms '''into a handheld with Carbuncle himself inside it.'''

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* Carbuncle from ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'', in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpVDO1G-74 this]] commercial, does the usual intro... right before Carbuncle transforms '''into into a handheld with Carbuncle himself inside it.'''
30th Apr '16 9:04:10 AM Quanyails
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* ArTonelico3 did this in a reverse effect. [[MagicalGirl Reyvateils]] ''remove'' their clothes during their [[FanService zoom-in transformation sequences]]. Strangely enough, they reequip their clothes in a flash when they begin using their ultimate attacks.

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* ArTonelico3 ''VideoGame/ArTonelico3'' did this in a reverse effect. [[MagicalGirl Reyvateils]] ''remove'' their clothes during their [[FanService zoom-in transformation sequences]]. Strangely enough, they reequip their clothes in a flash when they begin using their ultimate attacks.
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