History Main / TrickingTheShapeshifter

8th Jun '18 9:19:27 AM SSJMagus
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* In Greek mythology, Zeus realized that he had to get his wife, Metis (goddess of prudence and magical cunning) out of the way, since it had been prophesied that she would bear powerful children, and he feared being assassinated. He suggested that they play a "game" of changing shapes, and, when she turned into a fly, he swallowed her whole. She was a pretty good sport about the whole thing, and from thereafter she lived inside his head, giving him good advice. She also gave birth to their daughter, Athena, who had to be delivered via skull.

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* In Greek mythology, Zeus realized that he had to get his wife, Metis (goddess of prudence and magical cunning) out of the way, since it had been prophesied that she would bear powerful children, and he feared being assassinated. He suggested that they play a "game" of changing shapes, and, when she turned into a fly, he swallowed her whole. She was a pretty good sport about the whole thing, and from thereafter she lived inside his head, giving him good advice. She also gave birth to their daughter, Athena, who had to be delivered via skull. And it turns out that Zeus's fears were unfounded because while Athena ''was'' very powerful, she was also [[DaddysGirl completely loyal and devoted to her father]].
15th Apr '18 6:26:27 PM nombretomado
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* In an issue of {{JLA}}, Batman uses this tactic against the all-powerful Metron. Metron prides himself on his knowledge and has never been a human, so Batman convinces him to take on a flesh and blood form to see what it's like. Then Batman punches him in the face, drugs him and steals his [[TimeMachine Mobius Chair]].

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* In an issue of {{JLA}}, ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'', Batman uses this tactic against the all-powerful Metron. Metron prides himself on his knowledge and has never been a human, so Batman convinces him to take on a flesh and blood form to see what it's like. Then Batman punches him in the face, drugs him and steals his [[TimeMachine Mobius Chair]].
11th Apr '18 4:49:35 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Blitzwing gets tricked into transforming from his jet mode into his tank mode while still in mid-air several times. The trick is that Blitzwing's modes are tied to [[SplitPersonality his multiple personalities]], and which personality is in charge can be influenced by his mood.

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** Several times, Blitzwing gets tricked into transforming from his jet mode into his tank mode while still in mid-air several times. midair in jet mode, sending him plummeting to the ground. The trick is that Blitzwing's multiple vehicle modes [[PersonalityPowers are tied to his]] [[SplitPersonality his multiple personalities]], and which personality is in charge can be influenced by his mood.
11th Apr '18 4:39:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Blitzwing gets tricked into transforming into his tank mode while he's in mid-air several times. The trick is that Blitzwing's modes are tied to his multiple personalities, and those can be influenced by his mood.

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** Blitzwing gets tricked into transforming from his jet mode into his tank mode while he's still in mid-air several times. The trick is that Blitzwing's modes are tied to [[SplitPersonality his multiple personalities, personalities]], and those which personality is in charge can be influenced by his mood.
1st Apr '18 2:45:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* Used straight in the episode "Sands of Fate" of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the animated series. Genie needs to stop a caravan from proceeding. Aladdin who is at that time a guardian of said caravan (long story) offers him to settle the matter by tossing a coin. Aladdin then makes it so that the coin falls into a lamp and the helpful simpleton Genie volunteers to retrieve it. It turns out that even a freed Genie cannot escape from a sealed lamp. Go figure.

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* Used straight in the episode "Sands of Fate" of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the animated series.''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. Genie needs to stop a caravan from proceeding. Aladdin who is at that time a guardian of said caravan (long story) offers him to settle the matter by tossing a coin. Aladdin then makes it so that the coin falls into a lamp and the helpful simpleton Genie volunteers to retrieve it. It turns out that even a freed Genie cannot escape from a sealed lamp. Go figure.
25th Mar '18 7:05:20 PM DoubleU
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* Used straight in an episode of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the animated series. Genie needs to stop a caravan from proceeding. Aladdin who is at that time a guardian of said caravan (long story) offers him to settle the matter by tossing a coin. Aladdin then makes it so that the coin falls into a lamp and the helpful simpleton Genie volunteers to retrieve it. It turns out that even a freed Genie cannot escape from a sealed lamp. Go figure.

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* Used straight in an the episode "Sands of Fate" of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' the animated series. Genie needs to stop a caravan from proceeding. Aladdin who is at that time a guardian of said caravan (long story) offers him to settle the matter by tossing a coin. Aladdin then makes it so that the coin falls into a lamp and the helpful simpleton Genie volunteers to retrieve it. It turns out that even a freed Genie cannot escape from a sealed lamp. Go figure.
7th Jan '18 11:37:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Also, he shouldn't go up against guys who know chemistry. {{Spider-Man}} once got him to absorb one thing, then sprang his trap: dumping a ton of something that reacts explosively with what the Absorbing Man had become. Kaboom. (He recovered. Eventually.)

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** Also, he shouldn't go up against guys who know chemistry. {{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan once got him to absorb one thing, then sprang his trap: dumping a ton of something that reacts explosively with what the Absorbing Man had become. Kaboom. (He recovered. Eventually.)
22nd Nov '17 1:01:40 PM Duffan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug,'' Animan's power is shapeshifting into any animal he wants. Chat Noir figures they can trick him into shifting into something small and trap him in a cookie box at the Dupain-Cheng's bakery, but Ladybug points out that it won't prevent him from shapeshifting into something bigger and breaking out. They do use the box to catch him (he'd taken the form of a ladybug, nice choice), but then lure him into a bus after he shifts into larger forms. Then he shifts into a T. rex, and any thoughts of caging him again are abandoned.
4th Nov '17 9:18:47 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''SuperMarioBros.'' anime ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'', Peach convinces Bowser to entertain her by demonstrating his shapeshifting powers. Her last request is for him to turn into a teddy bear, and when he complies she stuffs him in a small chest. Then Bowser morphs out of the chest and back to normal, subverting whatever plan she had in mind.

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* In the ''SuperMarioBros.'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' anime ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'', Peach convinces Bowser to entertain her by demonstrating his shapeshifting powers. Her last request is for him to turn into a teddy bear, and when he complies she stuffs him in a small chest. Then Bowser morphs out of the chest and back to normal, subverting whatever plan she had in mind.
27th Oct '17 5:45:10 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''SuperMarioBros.'' anime "The Great Mission To Rescue Princess Peach!", Peach convinces Bowser to entertain her by demonstrating his shapeshifting powers. Her last request is for him to turn into a teddy bear, and when he complies she stuffs him in a small chest. Then Bowser morphs out of the chest and back to normal, subverting whatever plan she had in mind.

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* In the ''SuperMarioBros.'' anime "The Great Mission To Rescue Princess Peach!", ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'', Peach convinces Bowser to entertain her by demonstrating his shapeshifting powers. Her last request is for him to turn into a teddy bear, and when he complies she stuffs him in a small chest. Then Bowser morphs out of the chest and back to normal, subverting whatever plan she had in mind.
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