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26th May '17 1:43:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', who even refers to himself as "the shape-shifting Master of Darkness". Luckily, he never got the hang of changing his color-motif along with his shape.

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* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', who even refers to himself as "the shape-shifting Master of Darkness". He can change his shape, size, or appearance to pretty much anything he wants, even creating multiple copies of himself. Luckily, he never got the hang of changing his color-motif along with his shape.
17th May '17 1:41:18 PM Yalsaris63
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** Mystique, just like in the comics, is a master shapeshifter. Wolverine is one of the only people who isn't fooled by her guises since she can't get quite get the scent right. [[spoiler:The Mark X Sentinels' ability to shapeshift is the result of experiments performed on Mystique.]]

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** Mystique, just like in the comics, is a master shapeshifter. Wolverine is one of the only people who isn't fooled by her guises since [[TheNoseKnows she can't get quite get the scent right. right.]] [[spoiler:The Mark X Sentinels' ability to shapeshift is the result of experiments performed on Mystique.]]
6th May '17 12:14:14 PM nombretomado
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** A special mention goes to [[spoiler:Shockwave]] from ''TransformersAnimated'', who has the ability to [[spoiler:disguise himself/shape-change into another robot form, going under the alias 'Longarm Prime'.]]

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** A special mention goes to [[spoiler:Shockwave]] from ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', who has the ability to [[spoiler:disguise himself/shape-change into another robot form, going under the alias 'Longarm Prime'.]]
5th May '17 2:45:43 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Link can become Deku Link, Goron Link, or Zora Link using magical soul-trapping masks.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Link can become Deku Link, Goron Link, or Zora Link using magical soul-trapping masks.


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** It's ambiguous if it's this or LieToTheBeholder, but in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the Yiga Clan will try to get the jump on him by disguising themselves as Hylian travelers.
29th Apr '17 10:49:10 AM nombretomado
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** The Animals' Bashaban, a ShoutOut to the Titanium Titan from ElTigre, with his liquid metal arms.

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** The Animals' Bashaban, a ShoutOut to the Titanium Titan from ElTigre, ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', with his liquid metal arms.
27th Apr '17 2:06:58 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has the shapeshifting liquid-metal Terminator (according to AllThereInTheManual, a T-100'''1''') known as [[spoiler:Weaver]], who becomes a major character in the show's second season.
15th Apr '17 4:24:06 PM CosmicFerret
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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' George displays a lot of new magical forms (other dragons, a centaur, elementals, a cockatrice, a cloud giant, a troll, etc.) and later reveals that [[spoiler: he'd been reading the [[DungeonsAndDragons AD&D Monster Manual]] and gaming magazines while on Earth]]. He can also [[HulkingOut buff himself up]].

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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' George displays a lot of new magical forms (other dragons, a centaur, elementals, a cockatrice, a cloud giant, a troll, etc.) and later reveals that [[spoiler: he'd been reading the [[DungeonsAndDragons [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D Monster Manual]] and gaming magazines while on Earth]]. He can also [[HulkingOut buff himself up]].
30th Mar '17 9:32:54 AM crazysamaritan
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* Polymorphing in ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is one of the most complex and difficult aspects of the game, that can lead to major benefits if done well. A character has several ways to self-polymorph, such as a [[spoiler:wand, spellbook, ring, trap, potion, eating a polymorphing monster,]] and more. Most of these are uncontrolled without some form of polymorph control, such as a [[spoiler:ring or an intrinsic]]. Incidentally, polymorph control also lets you choose whether or not to accept shapeshifting due to [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent lycanthropy]]. Polymorphing can be very useful or detrimental, depending on if the new form destroys armor or if it can handle what the character is already carrying. (Weirdly, MagicPants is only played straight with the character's pants, as there are none equippable in game and there are [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything ways]] the player should die if they aren't wearing pants.)

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* Polymorphing in ''VideoGame/NetHack'' is one of the most complex and difficult aspects of the game, that can lead to major benefits if done well. A character has several ways to self-polymorph, such as a [[spoiler:wand, spellbook, ring, trap, potion, eating a polymorphing monster,]] and more. Most of these are uncontrolled without some form of polymorph control, such as a [[spoiler:ring or an intrinsic]]. Incidentally, polymorph control also lets you choose whether or not to accept shapeshifting due to [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent lycanthropy]]. Polymorphing can be very useful or detrimental, depending on if the new form destroys armor or if it can handle what the character is already carrying. (Weirdly, MagicPants is only played straight with the character's pants, as there are none equippable in game and there are [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything ways]] [[DevelopersForesight ways the player should die if they aren't wearing pants.pants]].)
15th Mar '17 8:57:23 PM Discar
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* The Parshendi of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' have a minor version of this: they can shift between certain specific forms by bonding appropriate spren to their bodies. So far, they have learned how to assume dullform (weak and stupid, their baseline state), mateform (lust-crazed, capable of reproduction), workform (strong, but with a mental block against confrontation), warform (strong and aggressive, with natural armor plate growing from the skin), and nimbleform (dexterous and agile, useful for precise work). [[spoiler: And in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', they learn how to assume stormform, which grants ShockAndAwe powers but leaves them AxCrazy.]]

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': The Parshendi of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' have a minor version of this: they can shift between certain specific forms by bonding appropriate spren to their bodies. So far, they have learned how to assume dullform (weak and stupid, their baseline state), mateform (lust-crazed, capable of reproduction), workform (strong, but with a mental block against confrontation), warform (strong and aggressive, with natural armor plate growing from the skin), and nimbleform (dexterous and agile, useful for precise work). [[spoiler: And in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', they learn how to assume stormform, which grants ShockAndAwe powers but leaves them AxCrazy.]]
15th Mar '17 6:49:59 PM MistRider
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** Princess Luna is capable of shifting to or from her Nightmare Moon form at will. She also turns into a thorn and several ponies at once (the [[EvilKnockoff Shadowbolts]]) as [[JekyllAndHyde Nightmare Moon.]]

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** Princess Luna is capable of shifting to or from her [[JekyllAndHyde Nightmare Moon form at will. She also turns Moon]] can turn into a thorn and even several ponies at once (the [[EvilKnockoff Shadowbolts]]) as [[JekyllAndHyde Nightmare Moon.]]Shadowbolts]]).
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