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* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', Dean Jones gets hold of an ancient talisman with an [[AltumVidetur ominous Latin]] inscription that turns him into the titular carpeted canine.

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* In Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Film/TheShaggyDog'', Dean Jones Wilby Daniels gets hold of an ancient talisman with an [[AltumVidetur ominous Latin]] inscription that turns him into the titular carpeted canine.
31st Jul '16 2:51:08 PM nombretomado
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* The H.E.R.O. dials in various incarnations of DCComics' ''Comicbook/{{Dial H for HERO}}''. The twist is the dial's user will turn into a ''different'' superhero each time, completely at random. And the dials seem to prefer [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "unusual" powers]] to turning the wielder into yet another FlyingBrick.

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* The H.E.R.O. dials in various incarnations of DCComics' Creator/DCComics' ''Comicbook/{{Dial H for HERO}}''. The twist is the dial's user will turn into a ''different'' superhero each time, completely at random. And the dials seem to prefer [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "unusual" powers]] to turning the wielder into yet another FlyingBrick.



* The Fly, an Franchise/ArchieComics hero, originally used a magic ring to transform into his superhuman form; when DCComics gained licensed use of the Archie superhero characters and rebooted them under the Impact Comics imprint, it was changed to a fly-in-amber amulet.

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* The Fly, an Franchise/ArchieComics hero, originally used a magic ring to transform into his superhuman form; when DCComics Creator/DCComics gained licensed use of the Archie superhero characters and rebooted them under the Impact Comics imprint, it was changed to a fly-in-amber amulet.
24th Jul '16 5:40:09 PM nombretomado
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* The pocket watch in ''ChronoCrusade'' could be considered to be a very untraditional TransformationTrinket. When Chrono opens the watch, it allows him to turn into his true form--but the watch is what ''keeps'' him looking like a young normally. It doesn't make him transform so much as it removes the seal on his powers.

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* The pocket watch in ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' could be considered to be a very untraditional TransformationTrinket. When Chrono opens the watch, it allows him to turn into his true form--but the watch is what ''keeps'' him looking like a young normally. It doesn't make him transform so much as it removes the seal on his powers.
23rd Jul '16 9:05:56 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': finger rings.

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* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': finger ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'':Finger rings.



* ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'': the weapon ''itself'' transforms into a pendant, keychain, badge, card, or other item when not in use, and is activated to transform both itself and its user.

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* ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]]'': the Nanoha]]'':
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weapon ''itself'' transforms into a pendant, keychain, badge, card, or other item when not in use, and is activated to transform both itself and its user.



* ''Anime/PrettyCure'':

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* ''Anime/PrettyCure'': ''Franchise/PrettyCure'':



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' uses the "taps", circular musical instruments which vaguely resemble tambourines. In the second season, they were replaced by similar-looking devices shaped like [[FlowerMotifs flowers]]. In the third season, they used circular wrist-mounted devices that were attached to rings. Finally, in the fourth season, they use the "Cologne Taps": perfume bottles which, like the ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' example above, trigger the transformations with a couple of spritzes; it doesn't help that both series have the same character designer.
** And while we're at it, [[SixthRanger Hana-chan]] had a transformation device that resembled a compact and was activated through the power of the other girls.

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' uses the "taps", circular musical instruments which vaguely resemble tambourines. In the second season, they were replaced by similar-looking devices shaped like [[FlowerMotifs flowers]]. In the third season, they used circular wrist-mounted devices that were attached to rings. Finally, in the fourth season, they use the "Cologne Taps": perfume bottles which, like the ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' example above, trigger the transformations with a couple of spritzes; it doesn't help that both series have the same character designer.
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designer. And while we're at it, [[SixthRanger Hana-chan]] had a transformation device that resembled a compact and was activated through the power of the other girls.



* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' it's the trinket ''itself'' that transforms, not the magic user. (Her own personal fangirl provides the costumes.)
** It is a key-like pendant that transforms into a wand, by the way

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* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' it's the trinket ''itself'' that transforms, not the magic user. (Her own personal fangirl provides the costumes.)
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) It is a key-like pendant that transforms into a wand, by the way



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', after the Soul Society Arc, Ichigo is given a pendant that ejects his {{shinigami}} soul from his body so he can fight monsters. It beats the hell out of his earlier TransformationTrinket, which is a glove Rukia wears while she ''punches him in the face''; and Kon, a modified soul inside a candy that displaces his own. Although Kon is still somewhat useful, because Ichigo's body is essentially dead when Ichigo leaves it.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', after ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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the Soul Society Arc, Ichigo is given a pendant that ejects his {{shinigami}} soul from his body so he can fight monsters. It beats the hell out of his earlier TransformationTrinket, which is a glove Rukia wears while she ''punches him in the face''; and Kon, a modified soul inside a candy that displaces his own. Although Kon is still somewhat useful, because Ichigo's body is essentially dead when Ichigo leaves it.



** Not only that, but [[spoiler:it also turns out to be one of the pieces of [[DismantledMacGuffin Mytho's heart]], the feeling of hope]].

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** Not only that, but [[spoiler:it also turns out to be one of the pieces of [[DismantledMacGuffin Mytho's heart]], the feeling of hope]].



* The {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' don't have actual trinkets. They instead use a special app created by the Taisha to transform using their cellphones.



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* Link gets a few of those in several games.

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* Link gets a few of those in several games.''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games:



* ''KingdomHearts'' outright states that Sora's newer, black clothes are the TransformationTrinket for his Drive-Forms and the only thing that actually changes when he "drives". (Except for Anti-Form, where his whole appearance changes to that of a [[TheHeartless Heartless]]) They also help him absorb MP from the air, which is why the Magic-system in ''KingdomHearts II'' differs from that of the first part.
** More from ''KingdomHearts'', in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' the pieces of armor that Terra, Aqua and Ven wear in their traveling clothes are used to activate the transformation into their full armor.
*** All together now: [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100206004944/kingdomhearts/images/f/fe/ArmorSummon.png IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!]]
* The biometals in ''MegaManZX'' and Geo's Transer/Star Carrier (With Omega-xis) in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''. Most morphing adversaries in ''Star Force 2'' use Ancient Star Carriers, which are exactly the same only built directly with Murian technology.

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* ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** The series
outright states that Sora's newer, black clothes are the TransformationTrinket for his Drive-Forms and the only thing that actually changes when he "drives". (Except for Anti-Form, where his whole appearance changes to that of a [[TheHeartless Heartless]]) They also help him absorb MP from the air, which is why the Magic-system in ''KingdomHearts II'' ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts 2}}'' differs from that of the first part.
** More from ''KingdomHearts'', in In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' the pieces of armor that Terra, Aqua and Ven wear in their traveling clothes are used to activate the transformation into their full armor.
*** All together now: [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100206004944/kingdomhearts/images/f/fe/ArmorSummon.png IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!]]
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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The biometals in ''MegaManZX'' and Geo's Transer/Star Carrier (With Omega-xis) in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''. Most morphing adversaries in ''Star Force 2'' use Ancient Star Carriers, which are exactly the same only built directly with Murian technology.



* Seems in every [[SuperMarioBros Mario Game]], there's a [[PowerUp new item]] that gives Mario and Luigi a new form in addition to new abilities.

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* Seems in every [[SuperMarioBros Mario Game]], ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' game, there's a [[PowerUp new item]] that gives Mario and Luigi a new form in addition to new abilities.abilities:



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* In addition to the usual MegaManning, some ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have Copy Essences lying around that grant an ability when touched. In ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Milky Way Wishes]],'' this is the only way to use special abilities (they're permanent and can be switched at will though).

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
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In addition to the usual MegaManning, some ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games have Copy Essences lying around that grant an ability when touched. In ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Milky Way Wishes]],'' this is the only way to use special abilities (they're permanent and can be switched at will though).



* ''SonicTheHedgehog'', once you collected the required GreenRocks. The most famous being the seven [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] to become [[SuperMode Super]], on in [[ActionGirl Blaze's]] case, the seven Sol Emeralds. The ''{{Sonic Storybook Series}}'' also bring us two new forms thanks to the seven [[SonicAndTheSecretRings World Rings]], and four [[SonicAndTheBlackKnight Sacred Swords]].
** ''SonicColors'' (and the ''Sonic Colors'' stages of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''[[note]]and ''SonicLostWorld'' [[AssPull for some reason]][[/note]]) had them in the form of the Wisps, small aliens who would allow Sonic to change into different forms for a brief period of time.
* The sequel for ''NiGHTSIntoDreams'' features persona masks that transform the Nightmaren in a Dolphin, Rocket and finally a Dragon.

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* ''SonicTheHedgehog'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** ''Sonic the Hedgehog'',
once you collected the required GreenRocks. The most famous being the seven [[MineralMacGuffin Chaos Emeralds]] to become [[SuperMode Super]], on in [[ActionGirl Blaze's]] case, the seven Sol Emeralds.
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The ''{{Sonic ''{{VideoGame/Sonic Storybook Series}}'' also bring us two new forms thanks to the seven [[SonicAndTheSecretRings [[VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings World Rings]], and four [[SonicAndTheBlackKnight [[VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight Sacred Swords]].
** ''SonicColors'' ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' (and the ''Sonic Colors'' stages of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''[[note]]and ''SonicLostWorld'' ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' [[AssPull for some reason]][[/note]]) had them in the form of the Wisps, small aliens who would allow Sonic to change into different forms for a brief period of time.
* The sequel for ''NiGHTSIntoDreams'' ''VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams'' features persona masks that transform the Nightmaren in a Dolphin, Rocket and finally a Dragon.



* Jerrica Benton's Jem Star Earrings from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]''.

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* Jerrica Benton's Jem Star Earrings from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' were created by her father prior to his death. The earrings allow Synergy, a supercomputer also created by her father, to give the Holograms]]''.illusion that Jerrica is a singer named "Jem" using holograms.
25th Jun '16 12:26:38 PM StFan
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* The ''Franchise/ArcanaMagiUniverse'' features [[TransformationTrinket Transformation Trinkets]] in the form of jewelry; bracelets, rings, brooch, lockets, pendants. They all turn into weapons.
* In ''TheImpossibleMan'', Yuki has a TransformationTrinket in the form of a brooch that turns into her staff Tsubasa.
* [[WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings Higgins von Higgings]]' AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome.

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* The ''Franchise/ArcanaMagiUniverse'' ''Literature/ArcanaMagiUniverse'' features [[TransformationTrinket Transformation Trinkets]] in the form of jewelry; bracelets, rings, brooch, lockets, pendants. They all turn into weapons.
* In ''TheImpossibleMan'', ''Literature/TheImpossibleMan'', Yuki has a TransformationTrinket in the form of a brooch that turns into her staff Tsubasa.
* [[WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings ''WebVideo/TheRemarkableJourneyOfHigginsVonHiggings'': Higgins von Higgings]]' Higgings' AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome.
24th Jun '16 1:31:05 PM StFan
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* ''ShugoChara'' has the Humpty Lock which Amu uses to fuse whichever Guardian Character's egg she needs for the situation to transform. Ikuto uses the Key that is paired with it. Everyone else just directly transforms with their Guardian Character.

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* ''ShugoChara'' ''Manga/ShugoChara'' has the Humpty Lock which Amu uses to fuse whichever Guardian Character's egg she needs for the situation to transform. Ikuto uses the Key that is paired with it. Everyone else just directly transforms with their Guardian Character.



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* In ''TheNewAdventuresOfHanuman'', Maruti uses a mace-shaped locket to turn into Hanuman.

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* In ''TheNewAdventuresOfHanuman'', ''[[Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman The New Adventures of Hanuman]]'', Maruti uses a mace-shaped locket to turn into Hanuman.



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* The Spirit Sticks in ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]''.



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* The Spirit Sticks in ''Literature/MagicalGirlPolicy''.



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* Each of the three main characters of ''{{WesternAnimation/Lolirock}}'' has one of these, and it glows as soon as the transformation starts. In one episode, Iris loses hers, and she doesn't realize it until when she wanted to transform (it is hanging from her neck, after all).

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* Each of the three main characters of ''{{WesternAnimation/Lolirock}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Lolirock}}'' has one of these, and it glows as soon as the transformation starts. In one episode, Iris loses hers, and she doesn't realize it until when she wanted to transform (it is hanging from her neck, after all).



24th Jun '16 11:22:47 AM GlassRain
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** ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' goes back to the logic of Kyoryuger's weapon-based trinkets, this time using large swords and transformation shurikens for the ninja theme.

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** ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' goes back to the logic of Kyoryuger's weapon-based trinkets, this time using large swords and transformation shurikens shuriken for the ninja theme.



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' introduced the Super Leaf that turned Mario into Raccoon Mario (raccoon ears and a tail, limited flying/gliding abilities). Later in the game there's the Frog Suit (precision swimming), Tanooki Suit (Raccoon abilites plus transformation into a Tanooki statue that can crush virtually any enemy), and even the rare Hammer Suit (throw incredibly lethal hammers, the shell itself is impervious to fireballs). The GBA version of this added a "Feather" granting ''Cape Mario'', like in VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' introduced the Super Leaf that turned Mario into Raccoon Mario (raccoon ears and a tail, limited flying/gliding abilities). Later in the game there's the Frog Suit (precision swimming), Tanooki Suit (Raccoon abilites abilities plus transformation into a Tanooki statue that can crush virtually any enemy), and even the rare Hammer Suit (throw incredibly lethal hammers, the shell itself is impervious to fireballs). The GBA version of this added a "Feather" granting ''Cape Mario'', like in VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld.



* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Zoe's transformations into a camel are tied to a necklace given to her by Torg. She ''wishes'' she could conveniently lose the necklace somewhere, but after her first transformation it changed into a seemingly unremovable tattoo. Zoe doesn't mind the tattoo itself too much, but desperately wants to get rid of it so her friends can't turn her into a camel whenever they're feeling mischievious.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Zoe's transformations into a camel are tied to a necklace given to her by Torg. She ''wishes'' she could conveniently lose the necklace somewhere, but after her first transformation it changed into a seemingly unremovable tattoo. Zoe doesn't mind the tattoo itself too much, but desperately wants to get rid of it so her friends can't turn her into a camel whenever they're feeling mischievious.mischievous.




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* Mages in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn use brooches, apparently all brightly-colored crystals in metallic settings.



* In the ''Film/AceVentura'' episode "Howl of The Weremoose", Drew Talbit uses a moose talisman to change into his weremoose form. It is also revealed that smashing the talisman will break the curse and turn all the weremoose ghouls back to normal. Unfortunately, Ace doesn't read the fine print which says he who destroys the tailsman gets the antlers of the grand high moose himself.

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* In the ''Film/AceVentura'' episode "Howl of The Weremoose", Drew Talbit uses a moose talisman to change into his weremoose form. It is also revealed that smashing the talisman will break the curse and turn all the weremoose ghouls back to normal. Unfortunately, Ace doesn't read the fine print which says he who destroys the tailsman talisman gets the antlers of the grand high moose himself.
16th Jun '16 2:02:56 AM Chubzhac
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* In the upcoming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwEq3kaSU6E Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarves]], the titular magic red shoes allows the main female character to glamour her overweight body and give herself the physique of a thin supermodel.

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* In the upcoming [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwEq3kaSU6E Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarves]], Dwarves]]'', the titular magic red shoes allows the main female character to glamour her overweight body and give herself the physique of a thin supermodel.
15th Jun '16 4:29:55 PM Chubzhac
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* In the upcoming [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwEq3kaSU6E Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarves]], the titular magic red shoes allows the main female character to glamour her overweight body and give herself the physique of a thin supermodel.
10th Jun '16 8:39:52 PM Berrenta
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* The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manaketes]] in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series generally require an item called a dragonstone to transform into their true forms. As dragons, they tend to have little trouble destroying the opposition, but once the stone runs out of uses and breaks, they're helpless [[TooAwesomeToUse unless you can somehow manage to find a new one]]. Story wise, Bantu, Fa, and Myrrh all get their stones stolen from them; the former simply requesting that you catch the thief responsible so he can help you (This happens on two occasions in two different games, no less), and the latter two needing to be rescued from the enemy.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''
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The [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manaketes]] in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series generally require an item called a dragonstone to transform into their true forms. As dragons, they tend to have little trouble destroying the opposition, but once the stone runs out of uses and breaks, they're helpless [[TooAwesomeToUse unless you can somehow manage to find a new one]]. Story wise, Bantu, Fa, and Myrrh all get their stones stolen from them; the former simply requesting that you catch the thief responsible so he can help you (This happens on two occasions in two different games, no less), and the latter two needing to be rescued from the enemy.



** While not a Manakete, the Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' (Along with any of their potential children) can also use a Dragonstone to transform. [[spoiler: In their case, it's needed to retain their sanity and avoid going on a rampage like when their power first awakened.]]

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** While not a Manakete, the Avatar in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' (Along ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', along with any of their potential children) children, can also use a Dragonstone to transform. [[spoiler: In their case, it's needed to retain their sanity and avoid going on a rampage like when their power first awakened.]]]] Beaststones also make a return, being used by {{kitsune}} and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wolfskin]] races to transform.
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