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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.
23rd Aug '17 3:12:57 AM PaulA
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** In Creator/MercedesLackey's retelling of ''Literature/PussInBoots'', ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'', Thomas attempts to trick [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a troll]] into doing this. Unlike the ogre in the original however the troll is not an idiot, and shifts again to catch the cat by the throat when he pounces.

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** In Creator/MercedesLackey's retelling of ''Literature/PussInBoots'', ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'', ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'', Thomas attempts to trick [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a troll]] into doing this. Unlike the ogre in the original however the troll is not an idiot, and shifts again to catch the cat by the throat when he pounces.
8th Mar '17 6:13:27 PM nombretomado
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** In MercedesLackey's retelling of ''Literature/PussInBoots'', ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'', Thomas attempts to trick [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a troll]] into doing this. Unlike the ogre in the original however the troll is not an idiot, and shifts again to catch the cat by the throat when he pounces.

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** In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's retelling of ''Literature/PussInBoots'', ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'', Thomas attempts to trick [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a troll]] into doing this. Unlike the ogre in the original however the troll is not an idiot, and shifts again to catch the cat by the throat when he pounces.
26th Feb '17 11:13:32 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This could be how the [[SealedEvilInACan Evil got Sealed in the Can]]. Lately, some shapeshifters have started becoming GenreSavvy about this ("Did you honestly think I would fall for that old chestnut?"), but it is still played straight as often as it is subverted.

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This could be how the [[SealedEvilInACan Evil got Sealed in the Can]]. Lately, some shapeshifters have started becoming GenreSavvy about aware of this ("Did you honestly think I would fall for that old chestnut?"), but it is still played straight as often as it is subverted.
7th Dec '16 4:10:18 PM Eddy1215
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* Alluded to in the "MickeyAndTheBeanstalk" sequence in ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Fun and Fancy Free]]''. Mickey very nearly talks Willie the Giant into turning into a housefly; but Willie notices him, Donald, and Goofy going for the giant fly-swatter. Unfortunately, Willie is a little more intelligent than he looks.

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* Alluded to in the "MickeyAndTheBeanstalk" "Disney/MickeyAndTheBeanstalk" sequence in ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Fun and Fancy Free]]''. Mickey very nearly talks Willie the Giant into turning into a housefly; but Willie notices him, Donald, and Goofy going for the giant fly-swatter. Unfortunately, unfortunately, Willie is a little more intelligent than he looks.looks and notices Mickey, Donald, and Goofy going for the giant flyswatter.
3rd Sep '16 11:56:42 PM Cakeman
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': The team [[spoiler:defeats David]] by using an elaborate version of this ruse: they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, [[spoiler:David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': The team [[spoiler:defeats David]] by using an elaborate version of this ruse: they trick him into turning into a mouse to enter a miniature labyrinth with Rachel (by pretending that the MacGuffin he tried to blackmail out of them is there). Rachel escapes the labyrinth, [[spoiler:David stays locked inside until he enters ShapeshifterModeLock]].ShapeshifterModeLock, since he wouldn't be able to demorph without being squished like a pancake]].
29th Jul '16 2:05:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* Alluded to in the "MickeyAndTheBeanstalk" sequence in ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Fun and Fancy Free]]''. Mickey very nearly talks Willie the Giant into turning into a housefly; but Willie notices him, Donald, and Goofy going for the giant fly-swatter. Unfortunately, Willie is a little more DangerouslyGenreSavvy than he looks.

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* Alluded to in the "MickeyAndTheBeanstalk" sequence in ''[[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Fun and Fancy Free]]''. Mickey very nearly talks Willie the Giant into turning into a housefly; but Willie notices him, Donald, and Goofy going for the giant fly-swatter. Unfortunately, Willie is a little more DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent than he looks.
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