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Basic Trope: A human that can turn into a dragon, or vice versa.

  • Straight:
    • Bob, a human, can turn into a dragon at will.
    • Bob is a dragon that can turn into a human at will.
  • Exaggerated: Every dragon can turn into a human at will.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob can sprout wings or breathe fire.
    • Bob, a dragon, can assume a Draconic Humanoid form, or vice versa.
  • Justified: Bob prefers being in human form.
  • Inverted: Bob can turn dragons into humans.
  • Subverted:
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    • Bob can't turn into a dragon.
    • Bob can't turn into a human.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Then one day he inexplicably wakes up in dragon form.
    • Bob finally learns how to become a human.
  • Parodied:
    • A super-massive dragon goes shopping, post memes on Twitter and goes to parties like any other human, until somebody points out that he's not even human.
    • Bob uses his dragon form as a Mundane Utility.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Enforced: The writer wants to make dragons into actual characters.
  • Lampshaded: "I just realized that the reason why I never see any dragons is that they're in human form..."
  • Invoked:
  • Exploited: Bob uses his dragon form to threaten people for his own benefit.
  • Defied:
    • Bob has a dragon form, but does not choose to use it.
    • Bob hates turning into a human, and chooses not to.
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  • Discussed: "So that guy I've been dating was a dragon all along? Never knew how many weredragons there were!"
  • Conversed: "Honestly, they're like 2 yards long at smallest. Why wouldn't they want to be smaller at times?"

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