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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** The villain Captain Ginyu (who has the ability to switch bodies with his opponents) is defeated when he is tricked into switching bodies with an ordinary, powerless Namekian frog. When the planet he is on explodes, he is transported along with everybody else to Earth, and stays on Earth, along with the frog now inhabiting his old body, until the planet is destroyed by Kid Buu. In an anime filler, he manages to switch bodies with Bulma, but is soon forced back into his frog body.

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** The villain Captain Ginyu in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (who has the ability to switch bodies with his opponents) is defeated when he is tricked into switching bodies with an ordinary, powerless Namekian frog. When the planet he is on explodes, he is transported along with everybody else to Earth, and stays on Earth, along with the frog now inhabiting his old body, until the planet is destroyed by Kid Buu. In an anime filler, he manages to switch bodies with Bulma, but is soon forced back into his frog body.body.
** Speaking of Bulma, she is on the receiving end of the switching bodies with Ginyu Frog in ''Z''. There was also the time the Rabbit Boss turned her into a carrot in the original ''Manga/DragonBall''.


* The titular girl in Manga/CaterpillarGirlAndBadTexterBoy, Suzume Kikuo, was transformed into a giant caterpillar out of misery. The rest of the story is trying to figure out how to turn her back.



* The titular girl in Manga/CaterpillarGirlAndBadTexterBoy, Suzume Kikuo, was transformed into a giant caterpillar out of misery. The rest of the story is trying to figure out how to turn her back.

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* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' a spell is available that turns creatures into chickens.

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* In ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' a spell is available that turns creatures a creature into chickens.a [[CluckingFunny chicken]]. It's only temporary, but still a good way to take a powerful enemy out of the fight for a while. Or to be a MeanBoss to your minions.



* In ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite 2: Battle of the Gods'', the player character can permanently turn groups of people into livestock with the "Verdant" miracle. Since it doesn't [[KarmaMeter ping as Evil]], it's effectively the Good god's answer to the [[KillItWithFire fireball]].

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* In ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite 2: Battle of the Gods'', the player character can permanently turn groups of people into livestock with the "Verdant" miracle. Since it doesn't [[KarmaMeter ping as Evil]], it's effectively the Good god's answer to the [[KillItWithFire [[PlayingWithFire fireball]].


In role-playing or video games, this is frequently a {{Standard Status Effect|s}} that will disable or greatly weaken most attacks and magic, but will rarely affect the victim's HitPoints or armor. People may get turned into toads, but--hot damn--those toads will be MadeOfIron! A notable exception is when insects are involved, in which case the victim is not long for this world.

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In role-playing or video games, this is frequently a {{Standard Status Effect|s}} that will disable or greatly weaken most attacks and magic, but will rarely affect the victim's HitPoints or armor. People may get turned into toads, but--hot damn--those but hot damn those toads will be MadeOfIron! A notable exception is when insects are involved, in which case the victim is not long for this world.



Whether or not a Baleful Polymorph is effective against a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er varies, depending on whether or not it also imposes a ShapeshifterModeLock -- otherwise the shapeshifter can just transform themselves back to normal, or at least something else. Thus, it is a subtrope of [[{{curse}} curses.]]

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Whether or not a Baleful Polymorph is effective against a {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er varies, depending on whether or not it also imposes a ShapeshifterModeLock -- otherwise the shapeshifter can just transform themselves back to normal, or at least something else. Thus, it is a subtrope of [[{{curse}} curses.]]
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* After the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' defeat them, three Skrulls offer to turn into something else (and be hypnotized into forgetting their previous lives.) They are turned into cattle and put out to pasture. Which is very creepy after FridgeLogic sets in. In fact, that's not the last we ever hear of the Skrull-cows. The ''meat'' they are eventually turned into winds up giving a group of ordinary people superpowers. And cancer.

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* After ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': Entertaining children in hospital, the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' defeat them, three Skrulls offer to turn shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]]
* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', the city of Kanalis has a curse on it, turning anyone that stays there too long
into something else (and be hypnotized into forgetting some sort of [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animal]]. The populace is generally okay with this, and just go about their previous lives.) They lives as normal, but elsewhere there's shown to be [[FantasticRacism some tension]] towards those who are turned into cattle and put out to pasture. Which is very creepy after FridgeLogic sets in. In fact, that's not the last we ever hear of the Skrull-cows. The ''meat'' they are eventually turned into winds up giving a group of ordinary people superpowers. And cancer.animals.



* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' comics, Dawn has been turned into a giant (well, at least she got to stomp Tokyo and fight a giant robot version of herself), a centaur (uh, gave Xander a ride...) and a doll.

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* In the ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comics, Dawn has been turned into a giant (well, at least she got to stomp Tokyo and fight a giant robot version of herself), a centaur (uh, gave Xander a ride...) and a doll.doll.
* Circe the Goddess is a straight-up villain for Franchise/TheDCU and turns her foes into animals. This doesn't stick for ComicBook/PlasticMan, for obvious reasons, but does kinda turn him on.
* ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'': After the Justice League -- reimagined in this mad world as a bunch of wacky supervillains--teams up to stop the Joker, he turns most of them into dogs.
* Sersi of ComicBook/TheEternals is the Franchise/MarvelUniverse inspiration behind the legend of Circe, and often temporarily transforms her foes into harmless animals.



* After the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' defeat them, three Skrulls offer to turn into something else (and be hypnotized into forgetting their previous lives.) They are turned into cattle and put out to pasture. Which is very creepy after FridgeLogic sets in. In fact, that's not the last we ever hear of the Skrull-cows. The ''meat'' they are eventually turned into winds up giving a group of ordinary people superpowers. And cancer.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':''ComicBook/{{Isola}}'': Queen Olwyn of Maar has been transformed into a tiger by an evil spell. The premise involves her and her loyal guard captain Rook setting off on a quest to the titular mythical land of the dead to find a way to turn her back.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': One of Iznogoud's favourite types of scheme involves using a magic spell or object to transform the Caliph into an animal or object. Invariably, [[KarmicTransformation the spell will backfire and transform him instead]]. Just to give a few examples:
** "Likhwid's Bottle, or the Bottle of Likhwid" has Iznogoud buying an elixir, one drop of which will turn the drinker into a woodlouse. What he doesn't learn until the sale is complete is that it's the ''last'' drop in a gigantic jug, and the disgusting elixir itself must be consumed undiluted. The vizier finds various ways to trick/force the Caliph into drinking endless bowls of the stuff, but when there is one drop left, inevitably it is Iznogoud who drinks it and turns into a woodlouse after he faints and the well-meaning Caliph tries to revive him with it.
** "Kissmet" features one of the classic examples of a BalefulPolymorph: a frog curse that can only be reversed by a kiss which turns the kisser into a frog. Iznogoud is surprised when it takes no subterfuge whatever to get the Caliph to kiss the frog suffering from the curse, whereupon the Caliph turns into a frog and the frog turns into a prince... who decides to claim the throne for himself and have the vizier executed. But the spell has a wrinkle: if a cursed frog kisses a human, both will turn into frogs. By the end of the story, Iznogoud has had to get himself a stay of execution by kissing the frog Caliph, leaving himself, Wa'at Alahf, and the prince all stuck as frogs.
** "The Doggy Flute" sees the title object used by a Chinese wizard to turn rude people into dogs, so Iznogoud gets hold of it to use on the Caliph. But when he can't remember the tune he needs to play to turn him into a dog, his practising causes polymorphic chaos all over Baghdad, doubly so when he turns the animals back into humans (who are not happy to have been transformed). Unsurprisingly, the story ends with the flute being used to turn Iznogoud himself into a dog.
** In "Fairy Tale", Iznogoud contracts apprentice fairy Blunderbell to turn him into the Caliph, but she gets it wrong and turns the Caliph into Iznogoud instead, then both Iznogouds into Caliphs, and finally she ends up turning Iznogoud and his (accidentally created) clone into clothes irons.
* In ''ComicBook/JaxEpochAndTheQuickenForbidden'', Jax goes through this two times, but both of them are downplayed. In one example, she tried to cast a fire spell, but ended up burning her arm off. She tried to cast a spell to grow her arm, but end up growing a tree bunch (she got better though).
** In another instance, while Jax was tied up at the bottom of the elevator shaft, her head turns into a balloon by Thomas Lorik in order for her to get the elevator key.
* One ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}'' comic had a witch turn Minnie into a lamb by tricking her into eating an enchanted fig.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor was turned into a frog on more than one occasion. One time his fellow Avengers were transformed too. Thor groaned "not again..." while ComicBook/IronMan started freaking out.
* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Little Tree", Lumberjack Smurf finds out that an elf's sister has been turned into an evergreen tree and spares her from being cut down.
* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndCompany'', Arnold Stanley--the original owner of the company--was transformed into a talking prairie dog by an EvilSorceror.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':



** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl vol 1]] #7'', Tony Martyn, a Peace Corps volunteer who Kara has a crush on, is turned into a giant Yeti by evil wizard Orgox.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl Volume 2]]'' #23, Kara fights a mutant whose psychic rays can turn people into mutated humanoid animals.

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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1972 Supergirl vol 1]] #7'', Tony Martyn, a Peace Corps volunteer who Kara has a crush on, is turned into a giant Yeti by evil wizard Orgox.
** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Volume 2]]'' #23, Kara fights a mutant whose psychic rays can turn people into mutated humanoid animals.



* ''ComicBook/{{Witch Girls|Tales}}'' has this occur several times in its comics, notably with Lucinda Nightbane turning a couple of muggers into a frog and fly, and another in which she turns a bully into a two-headed rabbit who she releases into the world to breed.



* Sersi of ComicBook/TheEternals is the Franchise/MarvelUniverse inspiration behind the legend of Circe, and often temporarily transforms her foes into harmless animals.
* Circe the Goddess is a straight-up villain for Franchise/TheDCU and turns her foes into animals. This doesn't stick for ComicBook/PlasticMan, for obvious reasons, but does kinda turn him on.



* ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'': Entertaining children in hospital, the shape-shifter Phylum [[spoiler:is permanently trapped in the form of a chimpanzee.]]
* One ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}'' comic had a witch turn Minnie into a lamb by tricking her into eating an enchanted fig.
* ''ComicBook/{{Witch Girls|Tales}}'' has this occur several times in its comics, notably with Lucinda Nightbane turning a couple of muggers into a frog and fly, and another in which she turns a bully into a two-headed rabbit who she releases into the world to breed.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor was turned into a frog on more than one occasion. One time his fellow Avengers were transformed too. Thor groaned "not again..." while ComicBook/IronMan started freaking out.
* In ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "The Little Tree", Lumberjack Smurf finds out that an elf's sister has been turned into an evergreen tree and spares her from being cut down.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', the city of Kanalis has a curse on it, turning anyone that stays there too long into some sort of [[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic animal]]. The populace is generally okay with this, and just go about their lives as normal, but elsewhere there's shown to be [[FantasticRacism some tension]] towards those who are animals.
* In ''ComicBook/JaxEpochAndTheQuickenForbidden'', Jax goes through this two times, but both of them are downplayed. In one example, she tried to cast a fire spell, but ended up burning her arm off. She tried to cast a spell to grow her arm, but end up growing a tree bunch (she got better though).
** In another instance, while Jax was tied up at the bottom of the elevator shaft, her head turns into a balloon by Thomas Lorik in order for her to get the elevator key.
* ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'': After the Justice League -- reimagined in this mad world as a bunch of wacky supervillains--teams up to stop the Joker, he turns most of them into dogs.
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': One of Iznogoud's favourite types of scheme involves using a magic spell or object to transform the Caliph into an animal or object. Invariably, [[KarmicTransformation the spell will backfire and transform him instead]]. Just to give a few examples:
** "Likhwid's Bottle, or the Bottle of Likhwid" has Iznogoud buying an elixir, one drop of which will turn the drinker into a woodlouse. What he doesn't learn until the sale is complete is that it's the ''last'' drop in a gigantic jug, and the disgusting elixir itself must be consumed undiluted. The vizier finds various ways to trick/force the Caliph into drinking endless bowls of the stuff, but when there is one drop left, inevitably it is Iznogoud who drinks it and turns into a woodlouse after he faints and the well-meaning Caliph tries to revive him with it.
** "Kissmet" features one of the classic examples of a BalefulPolymorph: a frog curse that can only be reversed by a kiss which turns the kisser into a frog. Iznogoud is surprised when it takes no subterfuge whatever to get the Caliph to kiss the frog suffering from the curse, whereupon the Caliph turns into a frog and the frog turns into a prince... who decides to claim the throne for himself and have the vizier executed. But the spell has a wrinkle: if a cursed frog kisses a human, both will turn into frogs. By the end of the story, Iznogoud has had to get himself a stay of execution by kissing the frog Caliph, leaving himself, Wa'at Alahf, and the prince all stuck as frogs.
** "The Doggy Flute" sees the title object used by a Chinese wizard to turn rude people into dogs, so Iznogoud gets hold of it to use on the Caliph. But when he can't remember the tune he needs to play to turn him into a dog, his practising causes polymorphic chaos all over Baghdad, doubly so when he turns the animals back into humans (who are not happy to have been transformed). Unsurprisingly, the story ends with the flute being used to turn Iznogoud himself into a dog.
** In "Fairy Tale", Iznogoud contracts apprentice fairy Blunderbell to turn him into the Caliph, but she gets it wrong and turns the Caliph into Iznogoud instead, then both Iznogouds into Caliphs, and finally she ends up turning Iznogoud and his (accidentally created) clone into clothes irons.
* In ''ComicBook/SoulsearchersAndCompany'', Arnold Stanley--the original owner of the company--was transformed into a talking prairie dog by an EvilSorceror.



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* In ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' resident wizard One-Eye's favorite threat is to turn people into toads, but he's never shown actually doing it. This leads more than one of his companions to believe that he doesn't actually possess the ability to do so.

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* In the book ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' the protagonist, Sirius, [ [ SentientStar a star-denizen,] ] is falsely accused of murder, and is sentenced to reincarnation into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi, a powerful weapon, on Earth. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.

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* In the book ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' the protagonist, Sirius, [ [ SentientStar SentientStars a star-denizen,] star-denizen] ] , is falsely accused of murder, and is sentenced to reincarnation into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi, a powerful weapon, on Earth. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.


* In the book ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' the protagonist, Sirius, [[ SentientStar a star-denizen,]] is falsely accused of murder, and is sentenced to reincarnation into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi, a powerful weapon, on Earth. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.

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* In the book ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' the protagonist, Sirius, [[ [ [ SentientStar a star-denizen,]] star-denizen,] ] is falsely accused of murder, and is sentenced to reincarnation into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi, a powerful weapon, on Earth. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.


* In the book ''Literature/Dogsbody'' the protagonist, Sirius, a star-denizen, is falsely accused of throwing a powerful weapon, known as the Zoi, at a another star, and is punished into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi in time from Earth or else he'll stay a dog for the rest of his life. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes. a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.

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* In the book ''Literature/Dogsbody'' ''Literature/{{Dogsbody}}'' the protagonist, Sirius, [[ SentientStar a star-denizen, star-denizen,]] is falsely accused of throwing a powerful weapon, known as the Zoi, at a another star, murder, and is punished sentenced to reincarnation into the earthbound body of a dog and retrieve the Zoi in time from Earth or else he'll stay Zoi, a dog for the rest of his life. powerful weapon, on Earth. Near the end of the story, after he retrieves the weapon and becomes. becomes a star again, he later regrets his choice and wishes to have stayed as a dog with his human caretaker, a little girl named Kathleen, who loved and took care of him in the time he had been a dog on Earth and also had made him realize the importance of caring for others and learning to love those in need of compassion, in comparsion to the selfish and ill-tempered being he was in the beginning before he was turned into a dog.

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* Tony from ''Webcomic/AVeryDangerousThing'' is turned into a [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rotom]] in his debut,


* Trace Legacy in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' disposes of his predecessor High Templar by transforming her into a wolf Keidran ([[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic wolf]]) and having her guards drag her off to a slave market. Incidentally getting polymorphed in the Two Kinds setting is extremely painful. He also gives his ex-girlfriend's annoying little sister thin fur and a set of cat's ears although it's not clear how "baleful" this was as she quite likes the look.

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* Trace Legacy in ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' disposes of his predecessor High Templar by transforming her into a wolf Keidran ([[PettingZooPeople ([[FunnyAnimal anthropomorphic wolf]]) and having her guards drag her off to a slave market. Incidentally getting polymorphed in the Two Kinds setting is extremely painful. He also gives his ex-girlfriend's annoying little sister thin fur and a set of cat's ears although it's not clear how "baleful" this was as she quite likes the look.


* In ''Webcomic/CrimsonFlag'' Julian Urocyon found a staff that could transform [[PettingZooPeople Reyn]] into ordinary (non-anthropomorphic) foxes (Who are still fully sapient, though unintelligible). [[spoiler: He used it on the Red Queen and her bodyguard Bryce and planned to use it on the Red's entire military but was foiled by Lucian, though both of them were transformed in the process.]] A Grey who has been hit with the spell will be able to absorb and [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze]] the curse after a period, allowing them VoluntaryShapeshifting and the ability to cast it themselves. Reds and Arctics are screwed.

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* In ''Webcomic/CrimsonFlag'' Julian Urocyon found a staff that could transform [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan Reyn]] into ordinary (non-anthropomorphic) foxes (Who are still fully sapient, though unintelligible). [[spoiler: He used it on the Red Queen and her bodyguard Bryce and planned to use it on the Red's entire military but was foiled by Lucian, though both of them were transformed in the process.]] A Grey who has been hit with the spell will be able to absorb and [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analyze]] the curse after a period, allowing them VoluntaryShapeshifting and the ability to cast it themselves. Reds and Arctics are screwed.


* In the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts classic Disney short]] ''Disney/MagicianMickey'', WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse holds up a magic hoop that WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck inadvertently jumps through several times, turning him into a different animal every time he goes through, including a kangaroo [[BoxingGloves (with boxing gloves, yet)]], a walrus and a monkey.

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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saved Hearth's Warming]]'', Trixie and Vixen end up turned into wooden toys by [[Theater/TheNutcracker the Rat King]]. They soon discover his castle is filled with other ponies who were turned into wooden toys and enslaved by the Rat King. [[spoiler:Trixie manages to turn being made of wood into [[UsingYourHead somewhat of an advantage]], and after the Rat King [[DisneyVillainDeath meets his end]], everypony reverts back to normal.]]

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* In ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saved Hearth's Warming]]'', Trixie and Vixen end up turned into wooden toys by [[Theater/TheNutcracker [[Theatre/TheNutcracker the Rat King]]. They soon discover his castle is filled with other ponies who were turned into wooden toys and enslaved by the Rat King. [[spoiler:Trixie manages to turn being made of wood into [[UsingYourHead somewhat of an advantage]], and after the Rat King [[DisneyVillainDeath meets his end]], everypony reverts back to normal.]]



* In ''Literature/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', Miss Price briefly turns Charles into a frog to prove her ''bona fides'' as a witch.

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* In ''Literature/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', ''Literature/BedknobAndBroomstick'', Miss Price briefly turns Charles into a frog to prove her ''bona fides'' as a witch.



** In ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', Ridcully uses Stacklady's Morphic Resonator to turn a bandit chief into a pumpkin. In accordance with the [[RuleOfFunny universal laws of humour]], it's still wearing his hat.
** He also turns a particularly annoying complainer into a frog, albeit briefly, in ''Literature/SoulMusic''.
** ''Literature/GoingPostal'': "Oh, PLEASE sue the University! We've got PONDS full of people who tried to sue the University!"
** In ''Literature/{{Sourcery}}'', a University wizard in service to Coin the Sourcerer transforms Lord Vetinari into a small lizard, one of the few times anyone's gotten the better of him.
** In ''Literature/WitchesAbroad'', Lilith, the quintessential "good witch" gone bad, revisits the Cinderella tale by [[spoiler:turning animals into humans and vice versa. When upset at some coachmen getting drunk, she turns them into cockroaches -- and ''steps on them'']].
** The ''Librarian'' of Unseen University is a subversion: he's accidentally turned into an orangutan near the beginning of ''Literature/TheLightFantastic,'' but he prefers it so much (it's easier to fetch books from on high, for example) he refuses to be transformed back. His morphic field seems to have been permanently affected, as any other time he's transformed, he retains his red-orange orangutan fur. In later novels, his orangutan strength helps save the day.
** In ''Literature/EqualRites'' one silly boy is turned into the "more fitting" form of a piglet.
** In ''Literature/AHatFullOfSky'', Tiffany Aching temporarily gains the ability to transform an arrogant would-be wizard into a frog, though her magic isn't yet powerful enough to violate the conservation of mass, thus necessitating making a giant magical bubble of all the leftover matter from his body next to the frog, which is more horrifying in many ways than the frog-transformation itself.

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** In ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'', ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', Ridcully uses Stacklady's Morphic Resonator to turn a bandit chief into a pumpkin. In accordance with the [[RuleOfFunny universal laws of humour]], it's still wearing his hat.
** He also turns a particularly annoying complainer into a frog, albeit briefly, in ''Literature/SoulMusic''.
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** ''Literature/GoingPostal'': ''Discworld/GoingPostal'': "Oh, PLEASE sue the University! We've got PONDS full of people who tried to sue the University!"
** In ''Literature/{{Sourcery}}'', ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', a University wizard in service to Coin the Sourcerer transforms Lord Vetinari into a small lizard, one of the few times anyone's gotten the better of him.
** In ''Literature/WitchesAbroad'', ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Lilith, the quintessential "good witch" gone bad, revisits the Cinderella tale by [[spoiler:turning animals into humans and vice versa. When upset at some coachmen getting drunk, she turns them into cockroaches -- and ''steps on them'']].
** The ''Librarian'' of Unseen University is a subversion: he's accidentally turned into an orangutan near the beginning of ''Literature/TheLightFantastic,'' ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic,'' but he prefers it so much (it's easier to fetch books from on high, for example) he refuses to be transformed back. His morphic field seems to have been permanently affected, as any other time he's transformed, he retains his red-orange orangutan fur. In later novels, his orangutan strength helps save the day.
** In ''Literature/EqualRites'' ''Discworld/EqualRites'' one silly boy is turned into the "more fitting" form of a piglet.
** In ''Literature/AHatFullOfSky'', ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'', Tiffany Aching temporarily gains the ability to transform an arrogant would-be wizard into a frog, though her magic isn't yet powerful enough to violate the conservation of mass, thus necessitating making a giant magical bubble of all the leftover matter from his body next to the frog, which is more horrifying in many ways than the frog-transformation itself.

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