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3rd Jun '16 12:53:18 PM nighttrainfm
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* This is one fundamental strategy for dealing with a boggart in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.

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* This is one fundamental strategy for dealing with a boggart in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. As it automatically assumes the shape of your greatest fear, tackling it in a group may cause it to try and combine two different fears - and end up with [[GoldenMeanFallacy something less scary than either.]]
21st May '16 12:27:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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** This is presumably why Puss has the reputation of being a "Notorious Ogre Slayer" in the ''{{Shrek}}'' series. However, neither Shrek nor Fiona has shown any signs of being magical. While we don't know about other Ogres yet, it'll be interesting to see how the writers deal with this in Puss In Boot's long-teased origin story film.

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** This is presumably why Puss has the reputation of being a "Notorious Ogre Slayer" in the ''{{Shrek}}'' ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' series. However, neither Shrek nor Fiona has shown any signs of being magical. While we don't know about other Ogres yet, it'll be interesting to see how the writers deal with this in Puss In Boot's long-teased origin story film.
30th Jan '16 9:44:18 AM StFan
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* In [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]], the Absorbing Man touches Thor's hammer Mjölnir and converts himself into metal that can harm a god. Thor, however, points out that he can control Mjölnir, and can therefore control Absorbing Man, whom he uses as a human-sized hammer for the rest of the fight.

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* In [[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]], ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', the Absorbing Man touches Thor's hammer Mjölnir and converts himself into metal that can harm a god. Thor, however, points out that he can control Mjölnir, and can therefore control Absorbing Man, whom he uses as a human-sized hammer for the rest of the fight.
23rd Jan '16 5:52:50 PM Looneygamemaster
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* Mexican children's film ''[[KatyLaOruga Katy Meets the Aliens]]'' has its animal heroes trick the shapeshifting [[BigBad Alien X]] into turning into a balloon so they can pop him with a pin. [[spoiler: It takes him out of action long enough for them to free his prisoners, but he eventually reforms into a [[NightmareFuel horrific]] [[OneWingedAngel monstrosity.]]]]
8th Jan '16 12:59:59 PM nombretomado
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* Used rather cleverly by Jon-Tom to [[spoiler: escape the mimicvines]] in the {{Spellsinger}} novel ''The Moment of the Magician.''

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* Used rather cleverly by Jon-Tom to [[spoiler: escape the mimicvines]] in the {{Spellsinger}} Literature/{{Spellsinger}} novel ''The Moment of the Magician.''
5th Nov '15 9:15:42 AM nombretomado
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** In his first appearance, TheMightyThor made him touch helium, so he turned into helium and floated helplessly into space, though that [[FridgeLogic raises the question of why he doesn't turn into the oxygen, nitrogen, and CO2 in the air already]].

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** In his first appearance, TheMightyThor ComicBook/TheMightyThor made him touch helium, so he turned into helium and floated helplessly into space, though that [[FridgeLogic raises the question of why he doesn't turn into the oxygen, nitrogen, and CO2 in the air already]].
24th Sep '15 7:46:01 PM Berrenta
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* Kecleon the {{Pokemon}} changes type depending on what attack is used on it. You can use an attack, then one of a type that is strong against the previous attack ForMassiveDamage.

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* Kecleon the {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} changes type depending on what attack is used on it. You can use an attack, then one of a type that is strong against the previous attack ForMassiveDamage.for massive damage.
1st Jul '15 8:48:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Film/{{Underworld}} Underworld: Awakening]]'', Selene runs into a tunnel too narrow for Quint's Uber-Lycan form to enter, so he returns to human form and follows her. Although he is still rather powerful in his human form, it was enough of an opening for her to kill him.

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* In ''[[Film/{{Underworld}} Underworld: Awakening]]'', ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'', Selene runs into a tunnel too narrow for Quint's Uber-Lycan form to enter, so he returns to human form and follows her. Although he is still rather powerful in his human form, it was enough of an opening for her to kill him.
1st Jul '15 8:48:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In TheRingOfTheNibelung [[TheTrickster Loge]] asks Alberich to demonstrate the Tarnhelm's powers. Alberich becomes a Dragon, but Loge then asks if he can become as small as a toad. Alberich becomes a toad, and is caught by Loge and Wotan.

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* In TheRingOfTheNibelung ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'', [[TheTrickster Loge]] asks Alberich to demonstrate the Tarnhelm's powers. Alberich becomes a Dragon, but Loge then asks if he can become as small as a toad. Alberich becomes a toad, and is caught by Loge and Wotan.
20th Jun '15 2:01:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': When Kitty tries to pull this on Bartimaeus, he scoffs at the idea that he would be dumb enough to fall for one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook. He notes, however, that had it worked this would be a very powerful binding charm since he would have entered of his own free will.

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* ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'': When Kitty tries to pull this on Bartimaeus, he scoffs at the idea that he would be dumb enough to fall for one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook. He notes, however, that had it worked this would be a very powerful binding charm since he would have entered of his own free will.



* The ''{{Goosebumps}}'' book "Attack Of The Mutant" had a shape-shifting villain from a comic book actually be real. Early on, we're told that if the villain turns into liquid, he can't change back. A kid claimed to be a superhero who could only be killed by acid, so the villain turns into acid, and thus is another ChekhovsGun fired.

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* The ''{{Goosebumps}}'' ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book "Attack Of The Mutant" had a shape-shifting villain from a comic book actually be real. Early on, we're told that if the villain turns into liquid, he can't change back. A kid claimed to be a superhero who could only be killed by acid, so the villain turns into acid, and thus is another ChekhovsGun fired.
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