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* From various ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' works:
** The (already enlarged) Fenrakk spider is transformed into the Kardas dragon after the Toa Inika made him and his rider Vezon fall into magma. As a subversion, this was an involuntarily transformation on their part -- it was the work of the [[SentientPhlebotinum Mask of Life]], which tried to protect itself by upgrading its guardians. The Toa realize that if they kept on defeating it, it would only come back more powerful, so they [[TimeStandsStill freeze the dragon and Vezon in time]] with a special ammo and then take the Mask from them easily.
** Makuta Miserix had a fondness for reptiles, so he [[{{Shapeshifter}} shapeshifted]] into one whenever a battle broke out.
** Inverted with Krahka: she tended to turn into a smaller snake to sneak away or avoid detection.
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* From various ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' works:
** The (already enlarged) Fenrakk spider is transformed into the Kardas dragon after the Toa Inika made him and his rider Vezon fall into magma. As a subversion, this was an involuntarily transformation on their part -- it was the work of the [[SentientPhlebotinum Mask of Life]], which tried to protect itself by upgrading its guardians. The Toa realize that if they kept on defeating it, it would only come back more powerful, so they [[TimeStandsStill freeze the dragon and Vezon in time]] with a special ammo and then take the Mask from them easily.
** Makuta Miserix had a fondness for reptiles, so he [[{{Shapeshifter}} shapeshifted]] into one whenever a battle broke out.
** Inverted with Krahka: she tended to turn into a smaller snake to sneak away or avoid detection.
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* ''WebOriginal/ScaledUp'' (not the trope namer): Adrien, one of the main characters, often turns into a dinosaur against his will.

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* ''WebOriginal/ScaledUp'' ''Webcomic/ScaledUp'' (not the trope namer): namer):
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Adrien, one of the main characters, often turns into a dinosaur against his will.


* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Boa Marigold and Boa Sandersonia turn into half snakes (a King Cobra hybrid and an Anaconda hybrid, respectively). They fare pretty well against Luffy…up until the point where he [[LetsGetDangerous stops holding back]].

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Boa Marigold and Boa Sandersonia turn into half snakes (a King Cobra hybrid and an Anaconda hybrid, respectively). They fare pretty well against Luffy…up until the point where he [[LetsGetDangerous stops holding back]].back]].
** Momonosuke can turn into an Eastern dragon thanks to his devil fruit.
** The Wano Country arc reveals that [[spoiler:Kaido "of The Beasts", one of the Four Emperors,]] apparently has a dragon-model Zoan-type devil fruit, as he appears at the end of Chapter 921 as a truly ''massive'' serpentine dragon.
** Also in the Wano arc, [[spoiler: Shogun Orochi's]] Zoan fruit allows him to turn into a hydra-like dragon, with eight writhing, snake-like heads.]]


* In ''OnePiece'', Boa Marigold and Boa Sandersonia turn into half snakes (a King Cobra hybrid and an Anaconda hybrid, respectively). They fare pretty well against Luffy…up until the point where he [[LetsGetDangerous stops holding back]].

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* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Boa Marigold and Boa Sandersonia turn into half snakes (a King Cobra hybrid and an Anaconda hybrid, respectively). They fare pretty well against Luffy…up until the point where he [[LetsGetDangerous stops holding back]].



* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has [[spoiler:Ophelia]] turn into an Awakened, resulting in her becoming a massive snake-like being with lots of blades. At first it helps against Clare, until she realises it herself by seeing her reflection, after which she has Clare to play a game of kill or get killed.

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has [[spoiler:Ophelia]] turn into an Awakened, resulting in her becoming a massive snake-like being with lots of blades. At first it helps against Clare, until she realises realizes it herself by seeing her reflection, after which she has Clare to play a game of kill or get killed.


* The Creator/MarvelComics character Moondragon, who despite her name was a human with psychic powers and {{Arrogant Kung Fu|Guy}}, turned into a literal dragon to save the day, and was "killed" (the whole {{Energy Being|s}} part) by Ultron, an evil robot that looks liked a KnightInShiningArmor.

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* The Creator/MarvelComics character Moondragon, who despite her name was a human with psychic powers and {{Arrogant Kung Fu|Guy}}, turned into a literal dragon to save the day, and was "killed" (the whole {{Energy Being|s}} part) by Ultron, an evil robot that looks liked resembles a KnightInShiningArmor.


* Adrien from the Pixton Comic Series ''Scaled Up'' (which shares the name of this trope. Don't get confused, this isn't the TropeNamer) is shown to involuntarily turn into a dinosaur because of a glitch in his time machine.

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* Adrien from ''WebOriginal/ScaledUp'' (not the Pixton Comic Series ''Scaled Up'' (which shares trope namer): Adrien, one of the name of this trope. Don't get confused, this isn't the TropeNamer) is shown to involuntarily turn main characters, often turns into a dinosaur because of a glitch in against his time machine.will.

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** This happens to Patricia too in the 4th part of the Pilot comic thanks to User Override being turned on when she and Adrien time travel.

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* Adrien from the Pixton Comic Series ''Scaled Up'' (which shares the name of this trope. Don't get confused, this isn't the TropeNamer) is shown to involuntarily turn into a dinosaur because of a glitch in his time machine.


* This is the main character's signature ability in the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' series. He usually starts out as a human from a LostTribe with the power to transform into dragons, and throughout the game he gradually acquires bigger and more powerful dragon forms to use. In the [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireVDragonQuarter fifth game]] he only has a single transformation and has to avoid overusing it.

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* This is the main character's signature ability in the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' series. He usually starts out as a human from a LostTribe with the power to transform into dragons, and throughout the game he gradually acquires bigger and more powerful dragon forms to use. In the [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireVDragonQuarter [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter fifth game]] he only has a single transformation and has to avoid overusing it.


* The Manaketes in ''FireEmblem'' provide both heroic and villainous examples of this in the dragon variety, and are a force to be reckoned with for those not fortunate enough to have a dragon-slaying weapon on hand. They're not so much ''becoming'' dragons as they are reverting to dragons, though, having been forced to take human forms to avoid losing their minds.

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* The Manaketes in ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' provide both heroic and villainous examples of this in the dragon variety, and are a force to be reckoned with for those not fortunate enough to have a dragon-slaying weapon on hand. They're not so much ''becoming'' dragons as they are reverting to dragons, though, having been forced to take human forms to avoid losing their minds.

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* In ''Film/TheKidWhoWouldBeKing'', Morgana has a humanoid snake-dragon form she becomes to fight Alex and his knights.


* Protagonist example: This is how [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Violet]], [[ShrinkingViolet of all people]]]] gains the power to stop the BigBad in ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces''. A surprisingly interesting example in that [[spoiler:Ludlow was the one who gave Violet that power in the first place, attempting to turn her into his own personal {{Tykebomb}}. [[TheDragon Velociripper]] makes matters even worse (for the antagonists, anyway) when he gives Vi a dose of his [[DevolutionDevice devolution ray]], momentarily trapping her in her TyrannosaurusRex form. Needless to say, she immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, cripples Ripper in single combat, destroys most (if not all) of the villainous forces, and fights the BigBad's {{tank|sForNothing}}. [[CurbStompBattle Really!]]

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* Protagonist example: This is how [[spoiler:[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Violet]], [[ShrinkingViolet of all people]]]] gains the power to stop the BigBad in ''Fanfic/RiseOfTheGaleforces''. A surprisingly interesting example in that [[spoiler:Ludlow was the one who gave Violet that power in the first place, attempting to turn her into his own personal {{Tykebomb}}. [[TheDragon Velociripper]] makes matters even worse (for the antagonists, anyway) when he gives Vi a dose of his [[DevolutionDevice devolution ray]], momentarily trapping her in her TyrannosaurusRex form. Needless to say, she immediately goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, cripples Ripper in single combat, destroys most (if not all) of the villainous forces, and fights the BigBad's {{tank|sForNothing}}. [[CurbStompBattle Really!]]Really!]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has both heroic and villainous examples. In the former case, Loki transforms into a giant serpent to hold a zombified kraken still so Thor can get a clean shot in on it. In the latter case, in the sequel, Selene Gallio transforms into a black long wyrm (fire-breathing dragon with no wings), in an attempt to destroy her enemies, getting into a fight with Sue, Harry Dresden's zombie t-rex in the process. It doesn't work, as [[spoiler: Wanda Maximoff drops Dresden on her back, he uses his staff as an improvised spear and lightning conductor into her brain.]]


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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Vaarsuvius. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0638.html That is all.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Vaarsuvius. Vaarsuvius at one point [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0638.html That is all.turns into a dragon]]... [[spoiler:while inside another dragon.]]



* Webcomic/SlightlyDamned: [[spoiler:Moonshade transforms into a giant cobra with [[DishingOutDirt earth powers]] (which he [[VictorGainsLosersPowers acquired]] by killing his [[DivineParentage ancestor]] [[PhysicalGod Moku the Snake]]) to kill the guardians Melli the fire bee and Meeros the mortori bird and unlike most villainous versions he succeeds, slaying Melli and seemingly driving away Meeros.]]

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* Webcomic/SlightlyDamned: ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': [[spoiler:Moonshade transforms into a giant cobra with [[DishingOutDirt earth powers]] (which he [[VictorGainsLosersPowers acquired]] by killing his [[DivineParentage ancestor]] [[PhysicalGod Moku the Snake]]) to kill the guardians Melli the fire bee and Meeros the mortori bird and unlike most villainous versions he succeeds, slaying Melli and seemingly driving away Meeros.]]


** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': At the beginning of Merlin and Madam Mim' wizard's duel, Mim explicitly forbids turning into dragons. [[LoopholeAbuse She later breaks this rule on a technicality]] in an attempt to beat Merlin by claiming she didn't specify ''purple'' dragons, only to have Merlin go in exactly the opposite direction and turn into a contagious bacterium. He makes her sick, which pushes her to bed rest.

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** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': At the beginning of Merlin and Madam Mim' Mim's wizard's duel, Mim explicitly forbids turning into dragons. [[LoopholeAbuse She later breaks this rule on a technicality]] in an attempt to beat Merlin by claiming she didn't specify ''purple'' dragons, only to have Merlin go in exactly the opposite direction and turn into a contagious bacterium. He makes her sick, which pushes her to bed rest. She also turns into a crocodile and a rattlesnake earlier in the fight, and Merlin himself started off by transforming into a turtle.


*** TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} on the other hand gives you a much more versatile spell, Form of the Dragon, with three variations for Medium, Large, and Giant dragons, and the user choosing which dragon to turn into. [[InTheBlood Draconic]] [[HeroicLineage Sorcerors]] get access to all three versions as bloodline spells.

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*** TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} on the other hand gives you * ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' includes a much more versatile spell, Form of the Dragon, with three variations for Medium, Large, and Giant dragons, and the user choosing which dragon to turn into. [[InTheBlood Draconic]] [[HeroicLineage Sorcerors]] sorcerers]] get access to all three versions as bloodline spells.spells. Characters with the Dragon Disciple prestige class -- which generally, but not always, requires being a draconic-blooded sorcerer or bloodrager to start with -- slowly transform into dragons as they level up.



* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, Maleficent sometimes turns into a dragon at times of danger.
** She'd tried it [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep ten years earlier]] against an ActionGirl with the same type of weapon, as well as [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]] himself. The result? She survives. Barely.
* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' does this after defeating his normal human form. It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.
** Same goes for the Lord of the Dragovians from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, Maleficent sometimes turns into a dragon at times of danger.
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danger. She'd tried it [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep ten years earlier]] against an ActionGirl with the same type of weapon, as well as [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]] himself. The result? She survives. Barely.
* The Dragonlord in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' does this after defeating his normal human form. It only partially works for him because unless you've procured [[AncestralWeapon Loto's/Erdrick's Sword]], [[CherryTapping You do a little fewer HP damage to him each turn]], making the fight [[CurbStompBattle take a long time]]. It's still quite possible to defeat him with the Flame Sword, and possible in theory with the weaker buyable weapons.
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weapons. Same goes for the Lord of the Dragovians from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.



* Mutare, the protagonist of the ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade]]'' Dragon Blood campaign.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'': Mutare, the protagonist of the ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes ''Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade]]'' Blade'' Dragon Blood campaign.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' contains plenty of ''actual'' dragons, but the only thing that comes close to this trope downplays it. Dragon Aspect is a Shout that - true to form - is the SignatureMove of [[EvilCounterpart Miraak]], the BigBad of the ''Dragonborn'' expansion, and [[PlayerCharacter The Last Dragonborn]] can learn it as well. While the user does not literally become a dragon, an ethereal outline of dragon scales and horns does surround them and they gain dragon-like features - a tough hide that boosts armor, a boost to physical strength that empowers melee attacks, higher resistance to fire and frost elemental damage and more powerful Shouts with a shorter cooldown.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' contains plenty of ''actual'' dragons, but the only thing that comes close to this trope downplays it. Dragon Aspect is a Shout that - -- true to form - -- is the SignatureMove of [[EvilCounterpart Miraak]], the BigBad of the ''Dragonborn'' expansion, and [[PlayerCharacter The Last Dragonborn]] can learn it as well. While the user does not literally become a dragon, an ethereal outline of dragon scales and horns does surround them and they gain dragon-like features - a tough hide that boosts armor, a boost to physical strength that empowers melee attacks, higher resistance to fire and frost elemental damage and more powerful Shouts with a shorter cooldown.


* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', [[BigBad Jafar]] transforms into a humongous snake after gaining sorcerer powers from the Genie (he provides the ImageSource for the trope here). He actually has Aladdin and company on the ropes for quite a while until Al tricks him into trying to gain even more power by using his last wish to [[BecomingTheGenie become a Genie, and Jafar is sealed inside a new lamp]]. In hindsight, Jafar should have stuck to the reptile form.
* Averted in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games, and in some of the storybooks however, where he is instead either fought as a human, or immediately goes straight to becoming a genie. Played straight in the [[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom Super Nintendo]] and [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames Sega Genesis]] games, however, which both use his snake form as the FinalBoss and omit the second OneWingedAngel form of the Genie.
* An unintentional example in ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'': the villainess is turned into a dragon after downing a potion.

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* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon makes loving use of this trope in stories where magic is an option:
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In Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', [[BigBad Jafar]] transforms into a humongous snake after gaining sorcerer powers from the Genie (he provides the ImageSource for the trope here). He actually has Aladdin and company on the ropes for quite a while until Al tricks him into trying to gain even more power by using his last wish to [[BecomingTheGenie become a Genie, and Jafar is sealed inside a new lamp]]. In hindsight, Jafar should have stuck to the reptile form.
* ** Averted in ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', the ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' games, and in some of the storybooks however, where he is instead either fought as a human, or immediately goes straight to becoming a genie. Played straight in the [[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom Super Nintendo]] and [[VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames Sega Genesis]] games, however, which both use his snake form as the FinalBoss and omit the second OneWingedAngel form of the Genie.
* An unintentional example ** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is notable for upping the stakes of the final confrontation by turning into an enormous black dragoness; her image also is the ImageSource for OneWingedAngel.
---> "Now shall you deal with '''ME''', O Prince -- and all the powers of '''HELL!'''"
** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': At the beginning of Merlin and Madam Mim' wizard's duel, Mim explicitly forbids turning into dragons. [[LoopholeAbuse She later breaks this rule on a technicality]]
in an attempt to beat Merlin by claiming she didn't specify ''purple'' dragons, only to have Merlin go in exactly the opposite direction and turn into a contagious bacterium. He makes her sick, which pushes her to bed rest.
** Although ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' does a good job at subverting the ReptilesAreAbhorrent trope, even going as far as to feature a benevolent snake as the pet of the BigGood, a happy-go-lucky alligator as one of the main protagonists and a pair of frogs as the central leads (not reptiles, but [[ColdBloodedWhatever close enough insofar as fiction tends to care]]), [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]]'s LivingShadow briefly turns into a snake during the "[[VillainSong Friends on the Other Side]]" scene. Since ''Princess'' is from the same directors as Aladdin, this may have been a nod to Jafar.
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''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'': An unintentional example, as the villainess is turned into a dragon after downing a potion.



* Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; her image also is the ImageSource for OneWingedAngel.
--> "Now shall you deal with '''ME''', O Prince -- and all the powers of '''HELL!'''"
* Used and averted in Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. Merlin and Madam Mim have a wizard's duel. Madam Mim, [[LoopholeAbuse who announces the rules at the start, breaks them]] in an attempt to beat Merlin, only to have Merlin go in exactly the opposite direction. He makes her sick, which pushes her to bed rest.
** In [[Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing the original novel]], she died of it on the spot.
*** Also in the novel, [[ScaledUp Scaling Up]] is explicitly described as being the ordinary strategy of a wizards' duel:
-->At the first gong Madam Mim immediately turned herself into a dragon. It was the accepted opening move...
* Although ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' does a good job at subverting the ReptilesAreAbhorrent trope, even going as far as to feature a benevolent snake as the pet of the BigGood and a happy-go-lucky alligator as one of the main protagonists, [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]]'s LivingShadow briefly turns into a snake during the "[[VillainSong Friends on the Other Side]]" scene. Since ''Princess'' is from the same directors as Aladdin, this may have been a nod to Jafar.
* The prologue to the animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has [[BigBad Blackwolf]] turning himself into a snake during his battle with his brother, [[TheHero Avatar]]. Avatar responds by turning himself into an eagle before banishing Blackwolf to Scortch.

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* Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''; her image also is the ImageSource for OneWingedAngel.
--> "Now shall you deal with '''ME''', O Prince -- and all the powers of '''HELL!'''"
* Used and averted in Disney's ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''. Merlin and Madam Mim have a wizard's duel. Madam Mim, [[LoopholeAbuse who announces the rules at the start, breaks them]] in an attempt to beat Merlin, only to have Merlin go in exactly the opposite direction. He makes her sick, which pushes her to bed rest.
** In [[Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing the original novel]], she died of it on the spot.
*** Also in the novel, [[ScaledUp Scaling Up]] is explicitly described as being the ordinary strategy of a wizards' duel:
-->At the first gong Madam Mim immediately turned herself into a dragon. It was the accepted opening move...
* Although ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' does a good job at subverting the ReptilesAreAbhorrent trope, even going as far as to feature a benevolent snake as the pet of the BigGood and a happy-go-lucky alligator as one of the main protagonists, [[BigBad Dr. Facilier]]'s LivingShadow briefly turns into a snake during the "[[VillainSong Friends on the Other Side]]" scene. Since ''Princess'' is from the same directors as Aladdin, this may have been a nod to Jafar.
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''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'': The prologue to the animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has [[BigBad Blackwolf]] turning himself into a snake during his battle with his brother, [[TheHero Avatar]]. Avatar responds by turning himself into an eagle before banishing Blackwolf to Scortch.



* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'': Narissa pulls a Maleficent-crossed-with-''Film/KingKong'' when she turns into a dragon, [[JamesBondage kidnaps Robert]], and climbs a skyscraper during a thunderstorm. Bad idea. The result is impressive, though.
** Still a strange move, though, considering that being GenreSavvy was one of her more dangerous villainous traits until that point.
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. ''[[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily The teeth]]''.

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* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'': Narissa pulls a Maleficent-crossed-with-''Film/KingKong'' when she turns into a dragon, [[JamesBondage kidnaps Robert]], and climbs a skyscraper during a thunderstorm. Bad idea. The result is impressive, though.
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though. Still a strange move, though, considering that being GenreSavvy was one of her more dangerous villainous traits until that point.
* %%* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. ''[[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily The teeth]]''.



* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', BigBad PhysicalGod Tsukuyomi turns into the [[{{Orochi}} Yamata no Orochi]] when he really feels like destroying.

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* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', the BigBad PhysicalGod Tsukuyomi turns into the [[{{Orochi}} Yamata no Orochi]] when he really feels like destroying.



* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', the second to final book, ''The Answer'', sees Jake morphing an anaconda on the cover. [[spoiler: He uses it to convince the Taxxons to turn on their Yeerk overlord and go [[ShapeshifterModeLock nothlit]] ]].
** Series author Creator/KAApplegate seemed to have a thing for giving snake morphs to SmugSnake characters. Marco (admittedly a hero, but his ego could sometimes get the better of him) and [[BastardUnderstudy Tom]] both had cobra morphs, while [[SixthRangerTraitor David]] acquired a rattlesnake for maximum heel factor in ''The Solution''.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', the second to final book, ''The Answer'', sees Jake morphing morphs an anaconda on the cover. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He uses it in the book to convince the Taxxons to turn on their Yeerk overlord and go [[ShapeshifterModeLock nothlit]] ]].
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nothlit]], in order to escape their constant, mind-breaking hunger by turning into animals that only need a good meal once every few months]].
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Series author Creator/KAApplegate seemed seems to have a thing for giving snake morphs to SmugSnake characters. Marco (admittedly a hero, but his ego could can sometimes get the better of him) and [[BastardUnderstudy Tom]] both had have cobra morphs, while [[SixthRangerTraitor David]] acquired acquires a rattlesnake for maximum heel factor in ''The Solution''.Solution''.
* In ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'' Scaling Up is explicitly described as being the ordinary strategy of a wizards' duel:
-->At the first gong Madam Mim immediately turned herself into a dragon. It was the accepted opening move...



* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the kingdom of Nyissa is heavily snake themed, with their patron god Issa having been a snake god (who's NotQuiteDead, but not particularly active), and their Queen Salmissra - originally Issa's handmaiden, who he fell in love with, then unfortunately forgot to make immortal, meaning that when each dies (after their lifespan and youth is dragged out as long as possible via some very weird drugs), they're replaced by an IdenticalStranger. Since they're conditioned for the role from childhood, they tend to end up with broadly the same personality, enough that the immortal Polgara tends to treat them as all being the same person - though as the prequels show, this isn't invariable, and some are quite different. The latest Salmissra, in the second book, decides to interfere with Garion, having him drugged and kidnapped since he is TheChosenOne, and she's got ambitions to have him as her consort and gain immortality that way. Polgara, [[MamaBear his many times great aunt and foster mother takes very poorly to this]] and decides to give Salmissra immortality by turning her into a giant snake. As it turns out, though, everyone from palace eunuchs to Salmissra herself is actually quite happy about this, as Nyissans love snakes and the lack of drugs means that she's much more rational and easy to manage.

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* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', the kingdom of Nyissa is heavily snake themed, with their patron god Issa having been a snake god (who's NotQuiteDead, but not particularly active), and their Queen Salmissra - -- originally Issa's handmaiden, who he fell in love with, then unfortunately forgot to make immortal, meaning that when each dies (after their lifespan and youth is dragged out as long as possible via some very weird drugs), they're replaced by an IdenticalStranger. Since they're conditioned for the role from childhood, they tend to end up with broadly the same personality, enough that the immortal Polgara tends to treat them as all being the same person - -- though as the prequels show, this isn't invariable, and some are quite different. The latest Salmissra, in the second book, decides to interfere with Garion, having him drugged and kidnapped since he is TheChosenOne, and she's got ambitions to have him as her consort and gain immortality that way. Polgara, [[MamaBear his many times great aunt and foster mother takes very poorly to this]] and decides to give Salmissra immortality by turning her into a giant snake. As it turns out, though, everyone from palace eunuchs to Salmissra herself is actually quite happy about this, as Nyissans love snakes and the lack of drugs means that she's much more rational and easy to manage.

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