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Shapeshifter

2023-08-06 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

Who is a Shapeshifter?

A shapeshifter is a being that can change its physical form or appearance at will.

Shapeshifting is a common theme in mythology, folklore, and fantasy literature.

Some shapeshifters can transform into different animals, such as werewolves, vampires, and kitsune.

Others can change into different human forms, such as gods, witches, and sorcerers.

Some shapeshifters can also alter their age, gender, or clothing.

Shapeshifting is often seen as a magical or supernatural ability, but sometimes it can also be explained by science fiction or technology.

Shapeshifters may have various reasons for changing their shape, such as hiding their identity, escaping danger, tricking others, or expressing their emotions.

Some examples of shapeshifters in literature and media are:
  • Loki, the Norse god of mischief, who can transform into various animals and humans, such as a salmon, a mare, a fly, and a woman.
    He often uses his shapeshifting to cause trouble or help his allies.
  • Circe, the Greek sorceress, who can turn men into animals with her magic potions.
    She transforms Odysseus' crew into pigs in the Odyssey, and later restores them to their human form.
  • Mystique, the mutant villain from the X-Men comics and movies, who can mimic the appearance and voice of any person she sees.
    She uses her shapeshifting to infiltrate, spy, and assassinate her enemies.
  • Jake, the main character from the Animorphs book series, who can acquire and morph into any animal he touches.
    He and his friends use their shapeshifting to fight against an alien invasion.
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What does a Shapeshifter look like?

A shapeshifter is a fantasy creature that can change its appearance and form at will.

Some of them can only transform into certain animals or humans, while others have more freedom and variety in their choices.

Shapeshifters are often depicted as cunning, mysterious, and adaptable beings that use their abilities for various purposes, such as survival, deception, or exploration.

Some examples of shapeshifters in fiction are:
  • Werewolves
  • Vampires
  • Mermaids
  • Mystique from the X-Men series.
There is no definitive answer to what a shapeshifter looks like, as it depends on their original form and their chosen transformations.

However, some shapeshifters may have certain traits or features that hint at their true nature, such as unusual eyes, markings, or scars.
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What is considered a shapeshifter?

A shapeshifter is a fictional being that can transform itself from one physical form into another.

Usually, shapeshifters can change their appearance at will, but sometimes they are influenced by external factors such as the moon, magic, or curses.

Shapeshifters are common in myths, legends, and folklore from different cultures around the world.

Some examples of shapeshifters are:
  • Werewolves: humans who turn into wolves or wolf-like creatures during the full moon.
  • Skinwalkers: Native American witches who can take the form of any animal by wearing its skin or pelt.
  • Selkies: seals who can shed their skin and become human on land.
  • Dragons: powerful reptilian creatures who can assume human or other forms, often associated with wisdom and magic.
  • Kitsune: Japanese foxes who can grow multiple tails and transform into humans or other animals, often tricksters or messengers of the gods.
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How are shapeshifters born?

That shapeshifters are a rare and hidden species that can change their appearance and abilities by altering their DNA.
They are born from human parents who carry a dormant gene that activates randomly in some of their offspring.
This gene gives them the potential to shapeshift, but they need to learn how to control it and unlock different forms.
They usually discover their power during puberty, when they experience strong emotions or physical stress.
They can shapeshift into any living creature that they have seen or touched, as long as it has a similar size and mass to their human form.
They can also mix and match features from different animals, creating hybrid forms.
Shapeshifters can sense each other's presence and communicate telepathically when in animal form.
They live in secret communities around the world, hiding from humans who fear and hunt them.
They have a rich culture and history, as well as a code of ethics that forbids them from harming innocent beings or revealing their existence to outsiders.
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Who is the god of shapeshifting?

Some possible candidates are:
  • Loki, the Norse god of mischief and chaos, who could transform into any animal or person he wanted.
    He often used his shapeshifting to trick or deceive other gods and mortals.
    He even gave birth to several monstrous offspring while in female forms, such as the wolf Fenrir, the serpent Jormungandr, and the horse Sleipnir.
  • Proteus, the Greek god of the sea and rivers, who could change his shape and appearance at will.
    He was also known as the Old Man of the Sea, and had the gift of prophecy.
    He would only reveal his knowledge to those who could capture and hold him, despite his many transformations.
  • Veles, the Slavic god of animals, magic and the underworld, who was often represented as a bear, wolf, snake or owl.
    He also became a dragon while fighting Perun, the Slavic storm god.
  • Freyja, the Norse goddess of love and fertility, who had a cloak of feather falcons that allowed her to transform into a falcon at will.
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