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* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4'' has Mikitaka Hazekura, a guy (or alien) with a stand (or alien powers) that allows him to transform into almost anything. He seems to be able to combine his strength with those of other people: when he turned into sneakers for Josuke to wear, he notes that their strength combined is what made them able to move away so fast. Although he can transform into almost any object, he is unable to transform into complex items like machines or something that requires more strength than his own to operate (i.e. dynamite) and copy the appearances of other people (he claims it's because all humans look the same to him).

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* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4'' has Mikitaka Hazekura, a guy (or alien) with a stand (or alien powers) that allows him to transform into almost anything. He seems to be able to combine his strength with those of other people: when he turned into sneakers for Josuke to wear, he notes that their strength combined is what made them able to move away so fast. Although he can transform into almost any object, he is unable to transform into complex items like machines or something that requires more strength than his own to operate (i.e. dynamite) and copy the appearances of other people (he claims it's because all humans look the same to him).



* Yami in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. She has PrehensileHair which she can transform into anything and she is a living Shapeshifter Weapon. She is also able to change parts of her body into animal-like features that gives her extra capabilities, growing a pair of white feathered wings from her back similer to an angel, to enable her fight. She can also turn her legs into a fish tail similar to a mermaid with gills that lets her breath and swim better underwater.

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* Yami in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''.''Manga/ToLoveRu'' (that is an {{Expy}} of Eve from ''Manga/BlackCat''). She has PrehensileHair which she can transform into anything and she is a living Shapeshifter Weapon. She is also able to change parts of her body into animal-like features that gives her extra capabilities, growing a pair of white feathered wings from her back similer to an angel, to enable her fight. She can also turn her legs into a fish tail similar to a mermaid with gills that lets her breath and swim better underwater.
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* The beautiful PlayboyBunny Melona from ''Anime/QueensBlade'' has this ability, and uses it for both deception, and combat purposes.
* Ditto from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In the game it can only transform into whichever Pokémon it is facing at the time with a purple tint (this was later removed in newer games, where the transformed Ditto was simply a lighter tint of normal Pokémon). In the anime, they can transform into all different things including Pokémon, but some of them keep the creepy looking face of the original. The legendary Mew also possesses this ability both in the games and shown in one of the movies.
** In ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', the Pokémon Latias commonly shapeshifts into the human Bianca; the only differences between the pair is that Latias does not wear the beret and is voiceless. Her version is unlike Ditto/Mew's as here it is that the Latias can be seen in her true form with a pair of thermogoggles owned by [[BigBad Annie and Oakley]].

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* The beautiful PlayboyBunny Melona %%* Eve from ''Anime/QueensBlade'' has this ability, and ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* Momose from ''Manga/BloodyCross''. She mostly
uses it for both deception, and combat purposes.
* Ditto from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In the game it
to make herself look like a friend/ally of one of her enemies so she can only transform into whichever Pokémon it is facing at the time with a purple tint (this was later removed in newer games, where the transformed Ditto was simply a lighter tint of normal Pokémon). In the anime, they can transform into get close enough to surprise attack them.
* It's implied that
all different things including Pokémon, but some of them keep the creepy looking face of the original. The legendary Mew also possesses this ability both demons in the games ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' have shape-shifting abilities. They all have at least two forms: their true demonic form, and shown in one of the movies.
** In ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', the Pokémon Latias commonly shapeshifts into the human Bianca; the only differences between the pair is that Latias does not wear the beret
a more human-looking form they seem to use when mingling among humans, and is voiceless. Her possibly to conserve energy as well. Chrono himself has a third form: a small, child-like version is unlike Ditto/Mew's as here it is of his human form that the Latias can be seen in her true form with a pair of thermogoggles owned by [[BigBad Annie and Oakley]].he took on to save as much energy as possible.



* Envy of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. It finds it most useful to change into people, but isn't limited to that; its "true form" is...let's just say you don't want to meet it down a dark alley.
** Heck, its true form wouldn't even ''fit'' in a dark alley.

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* Envy Anime/CuteyHoney has the ability to transform into... various alternate versions of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.herself. In the 1990s Reboot, she transforms into a giant ''SPIDER'', thus proving her full capabilities as a shapeshifter.
%%* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has tons of examples of this.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Puar and Oolong both have the ability to shapeshift. Puar doesn't seem to have any major limitations but Oolong can only change for five minutes before having to take a one minute rest. This is due to being kicked out shapeshifting school for stealing his teacher's panties.
** A large variety of the villains can do this. The most notable case being Frieza, who can transform up to 3 times to increase his power.
** Most Saiyans have an [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter involuntary]] version of shapeshifting, but Vegeta displayed a technique to imitate full moon light just so he could transform, making it a version of this trope.
* Elfman Strauss and his siblings Mirajane and Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail'' share a magical ability called "Take Over". It allows them to take the form of other beings, like beasts (Elfman's "Beast Soul"), animals (Lisanna's "Animal Soul") or a demon (Mirajane's "Satan Soul").
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Envy.
It finds it most useful to change into people, but isn't limited to that; its "true form" is...let's just say you don't want to meet it down a dark alley.
**
alley. Heck, its true form wouldn't even ''fit'' in a dark alley.



** It also crosses over into ShapeshifterWeapon. As it puts it (as it turns its limbs into a sword and a snake), it's not human, so why should it limit himself by fighting like one?

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** *** It also crosses over into ShapeshifterWeapon. As it puts it (as it turns its limbs into a sword and a snake), it's not human, so why should it limit himself by fighting like one?



* Nurarihyon from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' combines this with FromASingleCell: the capacity of his shapeshifting ability is so potential, he is almost impossible to kill. Actually, by just trying to do damage to him, he ''is'' impossible to kill. Only when he can't see the attack coming, are his [[HealingFactor regenerative abilities]] hindered. Nurarihyon can also transform into pretty much anything imaginable from an old man to [[{{Squick}} a gigantic naked body of a woman]] [[FanDisservice formed by countless naked bodies of women]].
* The alien characters of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' can all do this, but almost universally stick with human forms not only [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith as a courtesy to the human cast]] but because, as [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] beings, their other forms would drive ordinary people insane. Normally this just means the heroic aliens changing into their combat forms, like Nyarko's Series/KamenRider-inspired Full Force Form; the worst we get in this regard is her brother Nyar-O, whose combat form is the Bloody Tongue, a giant black creature with a tongue for a head.
** The original light novel shows a bit more, establishing that Nyarlathotepians have the racial ability to reshape the facial features of their human form; Nyarko makes her face look like a LawyerFriendlyCameo version of [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamichi]] to prove to Mahiro that she's an alien. In the anime he just takes her word for it, mainly because she just saved his life by putting her hand ''through'' the chest of a horrifying monster.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', most of the vampires can do this.
* In ''[[Manga/HimechanNoRibon Himechan's Ribbon]]'', Himeko uses the titular ribbon to shift her shape into that of another (real) person. The catch? They wear a pendant that resembles the ribbon.
* Shippo from ''Manga/InuYasha'' can do this.
** As can [[BigBad Naraku]], though he uses it less for impersonation (as the hero would probably [[TheNoseKnows sniff him out]]) than for [[ShapeshifterWeapon sprouting]] enormous amounts of CombatTentacles whenever he needs them. In terms of size, he can be anything from mountain-sized to a minuscule dormant form that can be sufficiently hidden in a fold of skin.
* Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 4'' has Mikitaka Hazekura, a guy (or alien) with a stand (or alien powers) that allows him to transform into almost anything. He seems to be able to combine his strength with those of other people: when he turned into sneakers for Josuke to wear, he notes that their strength combined is what made them able to move away so fast. Although he can transform into almost any object, he is unable to transform into complex items like machines or something that requires more strength than his own to operate (i.e. dynamite) and copy the appearances of other people (he claims it's because all humans look the same to him).
* Tomoe and Mizuki, Nanami's two familiars from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss,'' are shown capable of shapeshifting at will. Mizuki is only shown to be able to transform from his normal human form to a white snake. Tomoe, on the other hand, is a LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}} who is shown to be able to transform himself and other people into just about anything and anyone he damn well pleases.



* The slime sisters from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seem to have this ability. Some demons also appear to have some abilities along this line, though the primary example had features (horns -> hair) that showed up regardless.
* Yamimaru of ''Manga/MillenniumSnow'' is usually a bat, but he can transform into [[DualAgeModes one of two human forms]] for a few hours per day. He can also switch freely between the two forms.
* Most Ninja in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can do this. However, the basic version is implicitly only skin deep, [[FridgeLogic otherwise all the ninja would transform]] [[OneWingedAngel into horrific monsters,]] or at least [[WolverineClaws weaponized]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder versions]] of themselves, for extra fighting power. It's mainly used for deception.
** Special note should be given to the Jinchuriki, who (when influenced with the chakra of the tailed beast inside them) slowly turn into the tailed beast. Naruto's is explicitly detailed, showing him gain the fox aura and whiskers, then shape, bone, muscles and sinew, and begin to grow fur by the time he reaches 8 of his 9 tails.
* Nyanko-sensei/Madara in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''. Aside from being able to go from SleepModeSize (a ManekiNeko) to his true form (a gigantic wolf spirit) on command, he changes into a human girl once in a while when being a cat is inconvenient. He also took Natsume's form once to keep Natsume's family and friends from realizing anything had happened when Natsume was trapped in a magic jar. This was not [[NotHimself entirely]] [[OutOfCharacterAlert convincing.]] To be fair, it was probably deliberate when he slipped up with Tanuma.
* {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' can use their powers to change shape. Among forms used are ravens, a mean looking dog, and an adult form of the girl.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has quite a few shifters in the cast. Mostly because the [[SuperSerum Devil Fruits']] powers more often than not involve altering the user's body in some way. The Devil Fruits come in three kinds, all of which have shifters amongst them.
** The first class are the Paramecia, which gives the user superhuman powers of some sort, which may or may not include some form of shapeshifting.
*** The most literal version of this trope is the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Mane_Mane_no_Mi Mane Mane no Mi]] which allows the user to copy the body of anyone whose face he has touched with his right hand (or can remember his appearance). To change into a certain person, he touches his right cheek, and to change back into himself, he touches his left. The catch? He can't imitate clothes.
** The second class are the Zoan, which allow the user to transform completely or partially into an animal, or an hybrid form between the user's original species and devil fruit's target species.
*** A special example of this type is Tony Tony Chopper, a reindeer who ate the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Hito_Hito_no_Mi Hito Hito no Mi]] which allows him to turn into human and have human intelligence. In addition to the basic three natural forms he can shapeshift into, he can acquire four others through the use of the "Rumble Balls" he invented. He takes this further after a TimeSkip, in which he claims to have been able to change the seven forms he can transform into, and on a side note reveals he now only needs the Rumble Ball for one of the seven.
** And the third class is are the Logia, which allows the user to [[ElementalBaggage generate]], [[ElementalPowers control]] or [[ElementalShapeshifter become]] a particular element. All of the users of Logia Devil Fruits are Elemental Shapeshifters by definition, with the exception of the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Yami_Yami_no_Mi Yami Yami no Mi]]
* Ditto from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. In the game it can only transform into whichever Pokémon it is facing at the time with a purple tint (this was later removed in newer games, where the transformed Ditto was simply a lighter tint of normal Pokémon). In the anime, they can transform into all different things including Pokémon, but some of them keep the creepy looking face of the original. The legendary Mew also possesses this ability both in the games and shown in one of the movies.
** In ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'', the Pokémon Latias commonly shapeshifts into the human Bianca; the only differences between the pair is that Latias does not wear the beret and is voiceless. Her version is unlike Ditto/Mew's as here it is that the Latias can be seen in her true form with a pair of thermogoggles owned by [[BigBad Annie and Oakley]].



* Puar and Oolong from ''Manga/DragonBall'' both have the ability to shapeshift. Puar doesn't seem to have any major limitations but Oolong can only change for five minutes before having to take a one minute rest. This is due to being kicked out shapeshifting school for stealing his teacher's panties.
** A large variety of the villains can do this. The most notable case being Frieza, who can transform up to 3 times to increase his power.
** Most Saiyans have an [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter involuntary]] version of shapeshifting, but Vegeta displayed a technique to imitate full moon light just so he could transform, making it a version of this trope.
* ''OnePiece'' has quite a few shifters in the cast. Mostly because the [[SuperSerum Devil Fruits']] powers more often than not involve altering the user's body in some way. The Devil Fruits come in three kinds, all of which have shifters amongst them.
** The first class are the Paramecia, which gives the user superhuman powers of some sort, which may or may not include some form of shapeshifting.
*** The most literal version of this trope is the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Mane_Mane_no_Mi Mane Mane no Mi]] which allows the user to copy the body of anyone whose face he has touched with his right hand (or can remember his appearance). To change into a certain person, he touches his right cheek, and to change back into himself, he touches his left. The catch? He can't imitate clothes.
** The second class are the Zoan, which allow the user to transform completely or partially into an animal, or an hybrid form between the user's original species and devil fruit's target species.
*** A special example of this type is Tony Tony Chopper, a reindeer who ate the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Hito_Hito_no_Mi Hito Hito no Mi]] which allows him to turn into human and have human intelligence. In addition to the basic three natural forms he can shapeshift into, he can acquire four others through the use of the "Rumble Balls" he invented. He takes this further after a TimeSkip, in which he claims to have been able to change the seven forms he can transform into, and on a side note reveals he now only needs the Rumble Ball for one of the seven.
** And the third class is are the Logia, which allows the user to [[ElementalBaggage generate]], [[ElementalPowers control]] or [[ElementalShapeshifter become]] a particular element. All of the users of Logia Devil Fruits are Elemental Shapeshifters by definition, with the exception of the [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Yami_Yami_no_Mi Yami Yami no Mi]]
* Eve from ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** Zero (later Ryoko Hakubi) and (sort of) Washuu, and in the spinoffs there are: Ryoko Balouta of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', Doll/Mexiah of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar'', and even Kei in ''Anime/SpaceshipAggaRuter''.
** Ryo-Ohki has the ability to transform into a spaceship; after absorbing Mass she can also transform into a full-sized human female (possibly) covered in brown fur ([[BarbieDollAnatomy it's hard to tell]]), a small sized human/cabbit form, her spaceship form, and her default cabbit form.
** In ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' there is also Ken-Ohki, a white cabbit able to also transform into a spaceship.
** In ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', Ryo-Ohki displays the ability to become various mecha.
* It's implied that all of the demons in ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'' have shape-shifting abilities. They all have at least two forms: their true demonic form, and a more human-looking form they seem to use when mingling among humans, and possibly to conserve energy as well. Chrono himself has a third form: a small, child-like version of his human form that he took on to save as much energy as possible.



* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has tons of examples of this.
* Shippo from ''Manga/InuYasha'' can do this.
** As can [[BigBad Naraku]], though he uses it less for impersonation (as the hero would probably [[TheNoseKnows sniff him out]]) than for [[ShapeshifterWeapon sprouting]] enormous amounts of CombatTentacles whenever he needs them. In terms of size, he can be anything from mountain-sized to a minuscule dormant form that can be sufficiently hidden in a fold of skin.

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has tons of examples of this.
* Shippo
The beautiful PlayboyBunny Melona from ''Manga/InuYasha'' can do this.
** As can [[BigBad Naraku]], though he
''Anime/QueensBlade'' has this ability, and uses it less for impersonation (as the hero would probably [[TheNoseKnows sniff him out]]) than for [[ShapeshifterWeapon sprouting]] enormous amounts of CombatTentacles whenever he needs them. In terms of size, he both deception, and combat purposes.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': To date, Sumomo, Pururu, and Miruru
can be anything from mountain-sized to a minuscule dormant form all take on human form. It's suggested that can be sufficiently this is a uniquely female privilege -- or maybe [[{{Fanservice}} another excuse to draw cute human girls]]...
** In Pururu's case, it's actually a Class A Pekopon suit only usable by Class A invaders, while the Keroro platoon is considered class F. Although never directly shown in the anime, it's actually a mechanical suit that has
hidden rocket boosters around its body in a fold of skin.the manga.



* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', most of the vampires can do this.
* In ''[[Manga/HimechanNoRibon Himechan's Ribbon]]'', Himeko uses the titular ribbon to shift her shape into that of another (real) person. The catch? They wear a pendant that resembles the ribbon.



* The slime sisters from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seem to have this ability. Some demons also appear to have some abilities along this line, though the primary example had features (horns -> hair) that showed up regardless.
* Yamimaru of ''Manga/MillenniumSnow'' is usually a bat, but he can transform into [[DualAgeModes one of two human forms]] for a few hours per day. He can also switch freely between the two forms.
* Most Ninja in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can do this. However, the basic version is implicitly only skin deep, [[FridgeLogic otherwise all the ninja would transform]] [[OneWingedAngel into horrific monsters,]] or at least [[WolverineClaws weaponized]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder versions]] of themselves, for extra fighting power. It's mainly used for deception.
** Special note should be given to the Jinchuriki, who (when influenced with the chakra of the tailed beast inside them) slowly turn into the tailed beast. Naruto's is explicitly detailed, showing him gain the fox aura and whiskers, then shape, bone, muscles and sinew, and begin to grow fur by the time he reaches 8 of his 9 tails.
* Nyanko-sensei/Madara in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''. Aside from being able to go from SleepModeSize (a ManekiNeko) to his true form (a gigantic wolf spirit) on command, he changes into a human girl once in a while when being a cat is inconvenient. He also took Natsume's form once to keep Natsume's family and friends from realizing anything had happened when Natsume was trapped in a magic jar. This was not [[NotHimself entirely]] [[OutOfCharacterAlert convincing.]] To be fair, it was probably deliberate when he slipped up with Tanuma.

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* The slime sisters from ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seem to have this ability. Some demons also appear to have some abilities along this line, though ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'':
** Zero (later Ryoko Hakubi) and (sort of) Washuu, and in
the primary example had features (horns -> hair) that showed up regardless.
* Yamimaru
spinoffs there are: Ryoko Balouta of ''Manga/MillenniumSnow'' is usually a bat, but he can ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', Doll/Mexiah of ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar'', and even Kei in ''Anime/SpaceshipAggaRuter''.
** Ryo-Ohki has the ability to
transform into [[DualAgeModes one of two human forms]] for a few hours per day. He spaceship; after absorbing Mass she can also switch freely between the two forms.
* Most Ninja in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can do this. However, the basic version is implicitly only skin deep, [[FridgeLogic otherwise all the ninja would transform]] [[OneWingedAngel
transform into horrific monsters,]] or at least [[WolverineClaws weaponized]] [[BladeBelowTheShoulder versions]] of themselves, for extra fighting power. It's mainly used for deception.
** Special note should be given
a full-sized human female (possibly) covered in brown fur ([[BarbieDollAnatomy it's hard to the Jinchuriki, who (when influenced with the chakra of the tailed beast inside them) slowly turn into the tailed beast. Naruto's is explicitly detailed, showing him gain the fox aura tell]]), a small sized human/cabbit form, her spaceship form, and whiskers, then shape, bone, muscles and sinew, and begin to grow fur by the time he reaches 8 of his 9 tails.
* Nyanko-sensei/Madara in ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''. Aside from being
her default cabbit form.
** In ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'' there is also Ken-Ohki, a white cabbit
able to go from SleepModeSize (a ManekiNeko) to his true form (a gigantic wolf spirit) on command, he changes also transform into a human girl once in a while when being a cat is inconvenient. He also took Natsume's form once spaceship.
** In ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo'', Ryo-Ohki displays the ability
to keep Natsume's family and friends from realizing anything had happened when Natsume was trapped in a magic jar. This was not [[NotHimself entirely]] [[OutOfCharacterAlert convincing.]] To be fair, it was probably deliberate when he slipped up with Tanuma.become various mecha.



* {{Magical Girl}}s in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' can use their powers to change shape. Among forms used are ravens, a mean looking dog, and an adult form of the girl.
* Momose from ''Manga/BloodyCross''. She mostly uses it to make herself look like a friend/ally of one of her enemies so she can get close enough to surprise attack them.
* Anime/CuteyHoney has the ability to transform into... various alternate versions of herself. In the 1990s Reboot, she transforms into a giant ''SPIDER'', thus proving her full capabilities as a shapeshifter.
* Nurarihyon from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' combines this with FromASingleCell: the capacity of his shapeshifting ability is so potential, he is almost impossible to kill. Actually, by just trying to do damage to him, he ''is'' impossible to kill. Only when he can't see the attack coming, are his [[HealingFactor regenerative abilities]] hindered. Nurarihyon can also transform into pretty much anything imaginable from an old man to [[{{Squick}} a gigantic naked body of a woman]] [[FanDisservice formed by countless naked bodies of women]].
* Elfman Strauss and his siblings Mirajane and Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail'' share a magical ability called "Take Over". It allows them to take the form of other beings, like beasts (Elfman's "Beast Soul"), animals (Lisanna's "Animal Soul") or a demon (Mirajane's "Satan Soul").
* Tomoe and Mizuki, Nanami's two familiars from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss,'' are shown capable of shapeshifting at will. Mizuki is only shown to be able to transform from his normal human form to a white snake. Tomoe, on the other hand, is a LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}} who is shown to be able to transform himself and other people into just about anything and anyone he damn well pleases.
* Nemesis in ''[[Manga/ToLoveRu To love Ru Darkness]]'' is capable of changing her body as well as clothing. Thus far she only changes herself into a black cat, no inanimate object transformation shown.
* Tanuki in Literature/UchoutenKazoku are able to shape shift at will, in varying degrees of proficiency, just like their mythological counterparts.
* The alien characters of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' can all do this, but almost universally stick with human forms not only [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith as a courtesy to the human cast]] but because, as [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] beings, their other forms would drive ordinary people insane. Normally this just means the heroic aliens changing into their combat forms, like Nyarko's Series/KamenRider-inspired Full Force Form; the worst we get in this regard is her brother Nyar-O, whose combat form is the Bloody Tongue, a giant black creature with a tongue for a head.
** The original light novel shows a bit more, establishing that Nyarlathotepians have the racial ability to reshape the facial features of their human form; Nyarko makes her face look like a LawyerFriendlyCameo version of [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamichi]] to prove to Mahiro that she's an alien. In the anime he just takes her word for it, mainly because she just saved his life by putting her hand ''through'' the chest of a horrifying monster.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': To date, Sumomo, Pururu, and Miruru can all take on human form. It's suggested that this is a uniquely female privilege -- or maybe [[{{Fanservice}} another excuse to draw cute human girls]]...
** In Pururu's case, it's actually a Class A Pekopon suit only usable by Class A invaders, while the Keroro platoon is considered class F. Although never directly shown in the anime, it's actually a mechanical suit that has hidden rocket boosters around its body in the manga.

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* {{Magical Girl}}s Yami in ''Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo'' ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. She has PrehensileHair which she can transform into anything and she is a living Shapeshifter Weapon. She is also able to change parts of her body into animal-like features that gives her extra capabilities, growing a pair of white feathered wings from her back similer to an angel, to enable her fight. She can also turn her legs into a fish tail similar to a mermaid with gills that lets her breath and swim better underwater.
** The sequel ''To love Ru Darkness'' introduce Mea and Nemesis, other two "Living Weapons" similar to Yami (and more prone to
use their powers for [[PowerPerversionPotential pervert things]]):
*** Mea can alter the shape and size of her body or parts of it, like making her breasts bigger. Mea can also alter her size
to copy the form and appearance of anyone (eg: Tearju), similar to shapeshifting.
*** Nemesis can alter her appearance and reshape her body to look more adult-like and even
change shape. Among forms used are ravens, a mean looking dog, and an adult form of the girl.
* Momose from ''Manga/BloodyCross''. She mostly uses it
her appearance to make herself look exactly like other people. She can fully transform into animals, even those much smaller than herself, such as a friend/ally crow or a cat. She can also grow a pair of one of butterfly wings that gives her enemies so she can get close enough to surprise attack them.
* Anime/CuteyHoney has
the ability to transform into... various alternate versions of herself. In the 1990s Reboot, she transforms into a giant ''SPIDER'', thus proving her full capabilities as a shapeshifter.
* Nurarihyon from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' combines this with FromASingleCell: the capacity of his shapeshifting ability is so potential, he is almost impossible to kill. Actually, by just trying to do damage to him, he ''is'' impossible to kill. Only when he can't see the attack coming, are his [[HealingFactor regenerative abilities]] hindered. Nurarihyon can also transform into pretty much anything imaginable from an old man to [[{{Squick}} a gigantic naked body of a woman]] [[FanDisservice formed by countless naked bodies of women]].
* Elfman Strauss and his siblings Mirajane and Lisanna from ''Manga/FairyTail'' share a magical ability called "Take Over". It allows them to take the form of other beings, like beasts (Elfman's "Beast Soul"), animals (Lisanna's "Animal Soul") or a demon (Mirajane's "Satan Soul").
* Tomoe and Mizuki, Nanami's two familiars from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss,'' are shown capable of shapeshifting at will. Mizuki is only shown to be able to transform from his normal human form to a white snake. Tomoe, on the other hand, is a LittleBitBeastly {{Kitsune}} who is shown to be able to transform himself and other people into just about anything and anyone he damn well pleases.
* Nemesis in ''[[Manga/ToLoveRu To love Ru Darkness]]'' is capable of changing her body as well as clothing. Thus far she only changes herself into a black cat, no inanimate object transformation shown.
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* Tanuki in Literature/UchoutenKazoku ''Literature/UchoutenKazoku'' are able to shape shift at will, in varying degrees of proficiency, just like their mythological counterparts.
* The alien characters of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' can all do this, but almost universally stick with human forms not only [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith as a courtesy to the human cast]] but because, as [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] beings, their other forms would drive ordinary people insane. Normally this just means the heroic aliens changing into their combat forms, like Nyarko's Series/KamenRider-inspired Full Force Form; the worst we get in this regard is her brother Nyar-O, whose combat form is the Bloody Tongue, a giant black creature with a tongue for a head.
** The original light novel shows a bit more, establishing that Nyarlathotepians have the racial ability to reshape the facial features of their human form; Nyarko makes her face look like a LawyerFriendlyCameo version of [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamichi]] to prove to Mahiro that she's an alien. In the anime he just takes her word for it, mainly because she just saved his life by putting her hand ''through'' the chest of a horrifying monster.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': To date, Sumomo, Pururu, and Miruru can all take on human form. It's suggested that this is a uniquely female privilege -- or maybe [[{{Fanservice}} another excuse to draw cute human girls]]...
** In Pururu's case, it's actually a Class A Pekopon suit only usable by Class A invaders, while the Keroro platoon is considered class F. Although never directly shown in the anime, it's actually a mechanical suit that has hidden rocket boosters around its body in the manga.
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* Nimona from [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Nimona the webcomic of the same name]]. Later more thoroughly explored as other characters start to figure out that a teenage girl [[EldritchAbomination isn't actually]] [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm her default form...]]

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* Nimona from [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Nimona the webcomic of the same name]]. Later more thoroughly explored as other characters start to figure out that a teenage girl [[EldritchAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination isn't actually]] [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm her default form...]]
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* Nimona from [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Webcomic/Nimona the webcomic of the same name]]. Later more thoroughly explored as other characters start to figure out that a teenage girl [[EldritchAbomination isn't actually]] [[ShapeshifterDefaultForm her default form...]]
19th Sep '16 3:49:06 PM jprengaman
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* Isla Grace from ''Webcomic/ProfessorAmazingAndTheIncredibleGoldenFox'': receives a fox-shaped engagement ring from her husband-to-be, Parker, which gifts her with the ability to transform into a fox (both anthropomorphic and full fox versions). She then feels it's only appropriate to put her new powers to use in the service of her community.
10th Sep '16 6:36:23 PM Softy
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** [[EmotionEater The Changelings]] are a race that are capable of taking the shape of any pony. (Or at least put on the illusion of doing so -- since their apparent natural forms are already rather pony-shaped and -sized and conveniently come with both wings and horns as well, it's left a bit unclear how much "actual" shapeshifting is going on underneath the disguise.)

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** [[EmotionEater The Changelings]] are a race that are capable of taking the shape of any pony. (Or at least put on the illusion of doing so -- since changing their apparent natural forms form using innate magic. They are already rather more-or-less pony-shaped in their natural state and -sized and conveniently come with both wings and horns as well, it's left a bit unclear how much "actual" are commonly seen copying the appearance of ponies -- doing so convincingly enough to fool their friends. Their shapeshifting is going on underneath the disguise.)more versatile than just that, however, and they can mimic other creatures such as dragons, and even inanimate objects like rocks.
31st Jul '16 5:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* The {{DCU}} is positively lousy with shapeshifters: Beast Boy, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Offspring, all Martians (including resident superheroes ComicBook/MartianManhunter and Miss Martian), Madame Rouge, Gemini, Everyman, ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, and ComicBook/ElongatedMan, among many others. Shapeshifting may well surpass ''flight'' on their list of ubiquitous superpowers, at least among the younger generation.

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* The {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU is positively lousy with shapeshifters: Beast Boy, ComicBook/PlasticMan, Offspring, all Martians (including resident superheroes ComicBook/MartianManhunter and Miss Martian), Madame Rouge, Gemini, Everyman, ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, and ComicBook/ElongatedMan, among many others. Shapeshifting may well surpass ''flight'' on their list of ubiquitous superpowers, at least among the younger generation.
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', [[HornyDevils Emereldas]], one of Saito's {{familiar}}s, has the ability to transform into any being she has seen or touched.
31st Jul '16 5:34:15 AM Shadowgazer
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* D.U.F.U.S., Dr. Quark's robot from the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Robotnik's Rival" has this ability. At one point in the episode, he uses this ability to transform into Sonic and Tails and trick Robotnik and Quark when the real Sonic and Tails escape from Robotnik's dungeon. He feels guilty about tricking his master afterwards.

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* D.U.F.U.S., Dr. Quark's robot from the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode, "Robotnik's Rival" has this ability. At one point in the episode, he uses this ability to transform into Sonic and Tails and trick Robotnik and Quark when the real Sonic and Tails escape from Robotnik's dungeon. He feels guilty about tricking his master afterwards.afterwards...but he gets over it, about ten seconds later.
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': To date, Sumomo, Pururu, and Miruru can all take on human form. It's suggested that this is a uniquely female privilege -- or maybe [[{{Fanservice}} another excuse to draw cute human girls]]...
** In Pururu's case, it's actually a Class A Pekopon suit only usable by Class A invaders, while the Keroro platoon is considered class F. Although never directly shown in the anime, it's actually a mechanical suit that has hidden rocket boosters around its body in the manga.
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