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2nd Jul '17 11:20:30 AM nombretomado
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* There's something of a sort like this in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', as the deities seem to have a form that shows one of their believers whose [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve faith]] was strong enough to make them real. Thus, Mr. Nancy/Anasi has this form of an African boy with a distented stomach and infected leg and [[spoiler: Hinzelmann]] shows a child pierced by swords, which actually reflects his being created through human sacrifice. Interestingly, TheOtherWiki novel for the character indicates that this was actually that character's true form in the original stories.

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* There's something of a sort like this in ''Literature/AmericanGods'', as the deities seem to have a form that shows one of their believers whose [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve faith]] was strong enough to make them real. Thus, Mr. Nancy/Anasi has this form of an African boy with a distented stomach and infected leg and [[spoiler: Hinzelmann]] shows a child pierced by swords, which actually reflects his being created through human sacrifice. Interestingly, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki novel for the character indicates that this was actually that character's true form in the original stories.
8th Mar '17 5:06:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Storm King, BigBad of Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, upon being summoned back into the world by EvilSorcerer Pryrates, takes on an EldritchAbomination-esque form that must have been a lot of fun for the author to write.

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* The Storm King, BigBad of Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, upon being summoned back into the world by EvilSorcerer Pryrates, takes on an EldritchAbomination-esque form that must have been a lot of fun for the author to write.
5th Nov '16 12:06:14 AM DustSnitch
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** Also, you realize just how awesomely {{Badass}} V3 is: you can only acquire DNA while in your native form, and while Andalites such as the one the Visser [[PuppeteerParasite possesses]] have the slashing tail of doom, that'd barely inconvenience some of the nastier beasties the Visser has turned into - some of whom have projectile attacks like fire and venom and ''spears.'' A centaur with a pointy tail managed to get close enough to these things to ''actually touch.'' (Yeah, acquiring puts 'em into a trance... but you gotta touch 'em first.) One of them was actually a ''natural predator of his race,'' evolved to ''remove Yeerks from their hosts to eat.''

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** Also, you realize just how awesomely {{Badass}} awesome} V3 is: you can only acquire DNA while in your native form, and while Andalites such as the one the Visser [[PuppeteerParasite possesses]] have the slashing tail of doom, that'd barely inconvenience some of the nastier beasties the Visser has turned into - some of whom have projectile attacks like fire and venom and ''spears.'' A centaur with a pointy tail managed to get close enough to these things to ''actually touch.'' (Yeah, acquiring puts 'em into a trance... but you gotta touch 'em first.) One of them was actually a ''natural predator of his race,'' evolved to ''remove Yeerks from their hosts to eat.''
26th Jul '16 8:16:38 PM PaulA
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* In an Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin Literature/{{Earthsea}} story, two sorcerers get into a duel involving shapeshifting; it ends with one back in his human form, and the other a dragon. The human says something like, "I'm tired of this; it ends now; show me your true shape, by the power of your True Name." He speaks the Name. The dragon is unaffected, and replies, "That is my true name; this is my true shape." CHOMP!

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* In an Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's Literature/{{Earthsea}} story, story "The Rule of Names", two sorcerers get into a duel involving shapeshifting; it ends with one back in his human form, and the other a dragon. The human says something like, "I'm tired of this; it ends now; show me your true shape, by the power of your True Name." He speaks the Name. The dragon is unaffected, and replies, "That is my true name; this is my true shape." CHOMP!
26th Jul '16 7:46:52 PM PaulA
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* In an Ursula K. LeGuin Earthsea story, two sorcerers get into a duel involving shapeshifting; it ends with one back in his human form, and the other a dragon. The human says something like, "I'm tired of this; it ends now; show me your true shape, by the power of your True Name." He speaks the Name. The dragon is unaffected, and replies, "That is my true name; this is my true shape." CHOMP!

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* In an Ursula K. LeGuin Earthsea Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin Literature/{{Earthsea}} story, two sorcerers get into a duel involving shapeshifting; it ends with one back in his human form, and the other a dragon. The human says something like, "I'm tired of this; it ends now; show me your true shape, by the power of your True Name." He speaks the Name. The dragon is unaffected, and replies, "That is my true name; this is my true shape." CHOMP!
31st Jan '16 6:19:03 PM GrammarNavi
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* The Storm King, BigBad of TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, upon being summoned back into the world by EvilSorcerer Pryrates, takes on an EldritchAbomination-esque form that must have been a lot of fun for the author to write.

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* The Storm King, BigBad of TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' trilogy, upon being summoned back into the world by EvilSorcerer Pryrates, takes on an EldritchAbomination-esque form that must have been a lot of fun for the author to write.
17th Oct '15 2:48:27 PM Highter
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* In the last novel of [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy R. A. Salvatore]]'s ''The Crimson Shadow'' trilogy, the [[BigBad evil king Greensparrow]] turns out to have a pact with a dragon and shares its shape, fighting the hero Luthien in this form at the end. No wonder the novel's name is ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Dragon King]].''

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* In the last novel of [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy R. A. Salvatore]]'s ''The Crimson Shadow'' trilogy, the [[BigBad evil king Greensparrow]] turns out to have a pact with a dragon and shares its shape, fighting the hero Luthien in this form at the end. No wonder the novel's name is ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Dragon King]].''''
* It's one of the abilities of the vampires in ''Literature/ZeroSight'' where they call it "manifesting". [[spoiler:Rei Bathory, DarkActionGirl, BadassPrincess, and main love interest of the protagonist of the series]] does this at the end of book two.
11th Oct '15 5:41:36 PM nombretomado
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* And an interesting twist from ''Night Mare,'' book 6 in PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series: the protagonist, Mare Imbri, ''is'' a "Night Mare." When, in a climactic scene, she confronts a shape-shifting villain, he ''almost'' saves himself by shifting from human form into horse form. Imbri does eventually defeat him, but it becomes much, much harder to do so. It isn't just because she can't hurt a fellow horse either, it's because she's ''in heat'' at the time. (''Sigh'', [[Literature/{{Xanth}} Piers Anthony...]])

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* And an interesting twist from ''Night Mare,'' book 6 in PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' series: the protagonist, Mare Imbri, ''is'' a "Night Mare." When, in a climactic scene, she confronts a shape-shifting villain, he ''almost'' saves himself by shifting from human form into horse form. Imbri does eventually defeat him, but it becomes much, much harder to do so. It isn't just because she can't hurt a fellow horse either, it's because she's ''in heat'' at the time. (''Sigh'', [[Literature/{{Xanth}} Piers Anthony...]])
9th Oct '15 10:26:35 PM Fireblood
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* In the last novel of {{Creator/RASalvatore}}'s The Crimson Shadow'' trilogy, the [[BigBad evil king Greensparrow]] turns out to have a pact with a dragon and shares its shape, fighting the hero Luthien in this form at the end.

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* In the last novel of {{Creator/RASalvatore}}'s The [[Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy R. A. Salvatore]]'s ''The Crimson Shadow'' trilogy, the [[BigBad evil king Greensparrow]] turns out to have a pact with a dragon and shares its shape, fighting the hero Luthien in this form at the end.end. No wonder the novel's name is ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Dragon King]].''
9th Oct '15 10:24:51 PM Fireblood
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* Inverted in the last volume of ''Literature/TheSeventhTower''. Sharrakor, the shapeshifting BigBad, opens the final battle in his NighInvulnerable dragon form, which the heroes are no match for. Midway through the battle, the sorceress Malen manages to magically force him to take on a much weaker humanoid form, in which he is killable.

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* Inverted in the last volume of ''Literature/TheSeventhTower''. Sharrakor, the shapeshifting BigBad, opens the final battle in his NighInvulnerable dragon form, which the heroes are no match for. Midway through the battle, the sorceress Malen manages to magically force him to take on a much weaker humanoid form, in which he is killable.killable.
* In the last novel of {{Creator/RASalvatore}}'s The Crimson Shadow'' trilogy, the [[BigBad evil king Greensparrow]] turns out to have a pact with a dragon and shares its shape, fighting the hero Luthien in this form at the end.
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