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A creature, robot or deity which possesses the ability to change its form.

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Book set in modern times about a girl who can shapeshift into a wyvern and fly

I read a book probably around 10 or more years ago that I can’t remember the name of about a girl who turns into a wyvern. It’s set in modern times. I vaguely remember her sneaking out of her room to ...
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Fantasy book series with a female shapeshifter lead who is taken to another realm by the creator of werewolves

I can't remember the name of this fantasy book. The female lead is a shapeshifter and has a bad mate. Then the creator of werewolves shows up and takes her away. He can also control shadows. He is a ...
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Movie About Body Snatchers In Old Western Town

I watched this movie back around 2010 I would say, but the video quality looked like it was made in the 80's. There's a family driving through the desert at night, a mom and dad plus a brother and ...
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I'm trying to remember a book I read about 11 years ago. This is a young adult fantasy book set in ancient Egypt

An adult fantasy book with Egyptian mythology. A mute jackal shapeshifter girl who gets her voice back eventually when she kisses a demigod and he was tortured after his parents threw him out. The ...
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Book where a group of shapeshifting teens band together to fix a carousel

I will preface that I do not know if it's a series or not but I do have a feeling it might be. Female main character that is one of the panthers (with dyed fur). There are only two shapeshifters of ...
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Shape-shifting outcast female who is forced to leave her village?

I can't for the life of me remember the title of this book. There is an outcast female who is not like the others of her village (who reside in a crevice) she can shape-shifting into multiple ...
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90s(?) comic book about a girl who could shapeshift into different animals

I read this comic in (I think) 2015 but it was way older; somewhere in the late 90s I believe. It was about a girl who had dark blue hair and could shapeshift into different animals (wolf, gorilla etc....
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Short story in which shapeshifting woman scares man by shaping herself like a bustle [duplicate]

Probably aliens, or unusually advanced mutated humans, living normal lives among people in nineteenth or twentieth century America or Europe, could mold their body shapes to fit the prevailing ...
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Fantasy novel about shape shifting magic users [duplicate]

I'm trying to identity a book series (I think it was 3 or 4 books) that I read in the late 90s or early 00s. I'm not sure if it was a newer series or not. It had a distinct "coming of age" ...
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Sci-Fi Book With Cover Of A Person Driving A Ship Saying "Look Ma, No Hands!"

I remember reading this book when I was a kid. I think it was book 2, so a lot didn't make sense to me at the time. I suddenly remembered it recently and really wanted to know what it was. The first ...
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Most Dangerous Game with shapeshifting alien

I have been trying to find a story that I read 20-25 years ago in a science fiction anthology about frontier planets. In the story, a big game hunter has come to a planet to hunt the most dangerous ...
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Movie about an invasion of shapeshifting aliens, a college boy dates one in the shape of a model

I saw this on VHS when I was a kid. It's a '70s-'80s film about shapeshifting, sea cockroach-looking aliens that were invading earth. The plot centered around a high school senior/college boy who had ...
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Looking for a novel or short story about an immortal shapeshifter cop/detective

I'm looking for a novel or short story that I read in the late 90s or early 2000s; I remember that it was from the point of view of a detective or cop who was tracking a serial killer. The protagonist ...
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In-Universe explanation why the founder seem so crude [duplicate]

In Star Trek - Deep Space 9, it is explained that Odo has some troubles (for lack of a better word) with shapeshifting. This results in him to look crude, his features unfinished (e.g. his ears are ...
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Looking for an 80's-90's cartoon with a shapeshifter

This might be a little difficult to locate, because I only remember one specific scene. It's a pretty memorable scene, though, so maybe someone can help me. Basically, there's this small ...
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Book about a girl who can shapeshift into various forms, like hyena and squirrel

I probably read this young adult series (possibly a trilogy?) in 2015-ish. I don't remember much of the plot, but there was a girl who could shapeshift. I remember one scene when she transformed into ...
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old movie about shapeshifting alien invasion with a horror ending

I forgot the title of this film I watched on tv in brazil several years ago. I remember it was old (felt like 80's or 70's) and it was about this boy and his teacher in the middle of a shape shifting ...
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Book about a changeling in a future dystopian setting

This is a futuristic dystopian setting. The protagonist is a changeling shifter race that has only a couple siblings and one elder for the race. In the story they are referred to as female. The elder ...
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Book series with a shape shifting dragon girl [duplicate]

Does anyone know the name of the book series about a girl who finds out she can turn into a dragon and has to learn how to? She falls in love with a human guy who is fine with her being a dragon and ...
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Would Tonks' metamorphic capabilities make her a "natural" animagus?

Is Tonks ability limited in that she can't transform into a full animal the way other animagi can? If not, what's the difference? Further more, considering both his parents' have transformative ...
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Pre late-80s UK-based short horror story. Giant alien shapeshifters imitate a house and a uk phone box to trap and devour the young protagonist

General This UK-based short story was from a horror or SciFi compilation I read during the late 80s/early 90s (but was almost definitely from earlier). I have a feeling the compilation was probably ...
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Book about a race of giant lizards (possibly aliens) that shape shift into humans and breed with humans

I'm desperately trying to find the title of a book I read years ago. I believe it was written in the 80s(?). I picked it up from a 2nd hand shop about 20 years ago. It was about a race of giant ...
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Girl who can shapeshift and at one point turns into a drop of water

I read this book years ago, and it was about a girl who is taken through a portal I think, she is holding onto her dad's hand but she lets go for a second and gets taken away, and I think she can ...
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Book series about vampires, shape shifters

I remember reading a book series where the books were set in the same universe. There was some kind of threat coming and there were some people with special powers who would be able to stop it. They ...
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70s-80s novel: war between Earth and Mars initiated by a shapeshifting race

I'm looking for the title of a novel. It's about a soldier who returns to Earth after the lunar station he served at was surrendered to the Martians. This was after a long war between the two planets....
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Book about a boy who can shapeshift; he joined a circus after losing a finger

I recall bits from one of my dad's books that I read in the late 1980s. It was about a boy who lost his thumb (or finger) when a door was shut on it. He joined a circus or carnival where he looked ...
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When my biggest fear is a Boggart, would I see its natural form?

We know that a Boggart exists even if nobody sees it: Nobody knows what a Boggart looks like if nobody is there to see it, although it continues to exist, usually giving evidence of its presence by ...
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Young adult sci-fi fantasy featuring shape-shifting jelly monsters that engulf humans and take their shape

I've read an adaptation of this book along with a couple more from the same series in a different language, but the writer there didn't reveal the original title. Key points: Four kids are the main ...
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Cartoon about a boy who could transform into a big blue bird and speak to animals

I watched this cartoon when I was younger. It was about a boy who could transform into a big blue bird, speak to animals, and hear the song of the wind. His grandfather and sister had the same powers, ...
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Vampire romance series

There's this vampire romance series. In the first book, the male lead (Kaden, I think is his name) kidnaps a human woman and her psychic daughter. The lady also has a sister, Emma, who is in hiding. ...
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Short story: Cop chasing serial killer, both are shape shifting aliens [duplicate]

I'm looking for the title of a short story I read years ago. It is about a cop chasing down a serial killer but it turns out both of them are actually aliens and the cop turns into a blob and ...
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Shifter series with a big cat shifter and a scientist's daughter [closed]

I am looking for a shifter series where the male protagonist is a leopard or tiger shifter and she is the daughter of a scientist, or someone from an organization which hates shifters, and stays at ...
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Novel about a girl living in submarine, becomes fish if water touches her?

There is this girl, who lived all of her life in a submarine where her and other teens, the crew, don't age. They also can't go out, because if the sea water touches you, you become a huge fish and ...
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Story about shapeshifting aliens trying to invade Earth, thwarted by biodiversity

I'm trying to find a short story. Here is what I remember about the plot: Shapeshifting aliens try to invade planet Earth. They have tried multiple times in the past, but every single time they lost ...
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Movie about a magic school with boy who can shapeshift into eagle or falcon [duplicate]

It is a live-action movie. I saw it long ago on TV. It was released before 2010 for sure, and probably earlier. The channel was probably TV2 or RTL klub, which are commercial channels in Hungary in ...
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Fantasy book with a brother-sister pair in a besieged castle. Girl can shapeshift. Boy gets turned into a sword

I'm pretty sure I read this one in the early to mid 90s in Kentucky. It was a paperback fantasy novel. I think it had the girl leaping off of the ramparts of a castle and starting to develop wings (or ...
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Book about a shapeshifter hunting the women of a family

At some point in the last ~3 years I've read a book about a family trying to escape from a shapehifter who was hunting the women of that family for generations. The book was written in different ...
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A novel about an alien shapeshifter that escaped to Earth

I was looking for a book about an alien that can transform oneself to any living form escaped to earth. I think its name is the fugitive or the chased and it was published before 1995. I don't have ...
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Short story about a woman who is changed in to a puma for a month

I read a short story MANY years ago (more than 20). A woman saves a small fairy-like creature from her cat. The fairy-creature grants her a wish, and she unknowingly asks to be her cat. Conservation ...
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Novel About Shape-Shifting Aliens

Trying to find a novel about a group of humans stranded on a planet with shapeshifting aliens. There was another human stranded on the planet before this group arrived. This person taught the aliens ...
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Sci-Fi movie about a shapeshifter

I've seen a small portion of this movie roughly 15 years ago. Unfortunately, I was really young and can't really remember a lot of the details. I'd be really happy if you could help me identify it. ...
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Can werecoyotes/werejaguars form packs?

In the Teen Wolf universe, can werecoyotes form packs like werewolves can? I mean the supernatural way (red eyes, betas, alphas, etc.) not just a bunch of supernatural not killing each other.
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SF book from the early 1980s (or earlier): Humans hunted by shapeshifting aliens

I remember this book from High School. It was not one of the classics, but would love to re-read it. Plot involved a game with humans (on earth) being hunted by a set of shapeshifting aliens (who ...
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Origin of "giveaway eyes for shapeshifters" trope

This use of giveaway eye flashes, changes in colour, or changes to the iris shape seems to be a common trope in several series as a way of informing the viewer when a nearby shapeshifter is listening/...
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Shapeshifting alien woman

I remember reading this book in the around 2005 perhaps? Although I think it was published earlier of course. Anyway. It was about this alien made of pure energy who absorbed living matter in order to ...
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What is Nagilum’s true form?

Nagilum expresses some surprise that the Enterprise-D members are shocked to see him in a “humanoid” form (“Where Silence Has Lease”). After all, it’s gone to such trouble to look like them! Is there ...
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Extent and limitations of Zygon transforming ability?

Zygons, laconically described by the Tenth Doctor as "big red rubbery things covered in suckers, surprisingly good kissers", are shape-shifting aliens which can take human form. When they do take ...
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Star Trek DS9 Shape-Shifters - anti-shape-shifting device

In the Star Trek DS9 episode 'The Die is Cast' (S3E21) Garak used a torture device against Odo which prevents him from changing form, including changing into a liquid state. Since such technology's ...
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Looking for fantasy book about a boy who meets a tribal girl who turns out to be a shifter

It was a young adult fantasy read that came out around the same time as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was told by the bookstore owner at the time that it was recommended for people who ...
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Are there examples of Odo having a sensory advantage?

I was reading the question about shapeshifters' nervous systems. And I figured, the eyes and ears being merely for appearance sake, that would imply that each cell in the shape-shifter's body is ...
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