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04:37:33 PM Sep 15th 2012
I feel like this trope is biased aganist itself. In the description it says that villains could turn into something "useful" like a koala or some other mammal. But isn't being a reptile useful? And it constantly refers the trpe as a cliche and tropes are not cliches. Anyone agree?
12:14:35 AM May 3rd 2011
Suggested alternate titles: A snake am I; A Dragon am I.
07:59:40 AM Sep 6th 2010
The Maleficent example from Sleeping Beauty is mentioned twice on this page: once in "never works" under western animation and once in "partially works" under film. Which do people think it should be in?
03:42:35 PM Apr 14th 2010
To sum up the general theme of this: turning into a giant snake never helps, turning into a dragon can at least make for an epic final battle - though it's not as if villains tend to win otherwise anyway - and turning into a regular/small snake is a stroke of genius that often tends to allow for a quick getaway or a sneak attack.
03:47:42 PM Aug 19th 2010
What do you mean "NEVER HELPS"? it helps fine, it's the shocking, bone-shattering stupidity of the user who screws it up.
04:43:49 PM Sep 15th 2012
Turning into a giant snake can be extremely useful (if the villain can use the abilities properly). Turning into a dragon makes one nigh invincible except if the hero is ridicously powerful. But turning into a small snake means the hero can still kill you (but one could just escape thought the hero wouldn't be gone). If you kill the hero, you remove the problem. Villains aren't that stupid or else they wouldn't be able to do anything. They turn into reptiles for good reasons.
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