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Questions tagged [transformation]

The process of change of anything, but normally characters. For example, the transformation from Tom Riddle to Lord Voldemort. Transformations are not always immediate.

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80s possibly 90s anime with a transformation involving a red outfit and an expanding chest

This will be difficult because it was only roughly 5 seconds worth of content. I'm looking for a show that featured a nighttime cityscape backdrop and an anime transformation sequence which ended ...
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Anime with a man transforming into an Orangutan

This was a movie originally rented on VHS in Germany in the late 80's. A typical case of someone putting the wrong video in a case and then someone - here, my family - getting a completely different ...
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Someone turned into a human snake movie

Back in the late 90's I saw this scene from a movie or maybe an episode from a tv show. It was about a couple that goes to a circus/carnival/freak show and I think they see a human snake. I believe ...
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Fantasy about a girl transforming to a dragon, titled something like “Rigals daughter”

I am looking for a short story called "Rigals daughter" (or something similar) about a girl who transforms into a dragon when she touches the throne with a scepter.
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Story where people are transformed into alternate versions of themselves

I'm looking for the author and title of a story where a process is used to transform people into their alter egos. All I remember is a bag lady turned into a sort of Amazon warrior, and a rich ...
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How did Moody's ferret teaching work?

In The Goblet of Fire, fake Mad-Eye Moody Transfigures Malfoy into a ferret and bounces him up and down, to "teach him a lesson". In The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling ...
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Story identification: Everyone turns into a fantasy creature

I read a book in a library around 2000AD that I have been trying to remember since. A town of people is suddenly (or not so suddenly) transformed into creatures, monsters, or people of a fantasy ...
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Story about a murderous cat-woman and her husband

Long ago, I recall hearing an audio story, likely on cassette, about a man and his wife. He wants to prove himself to her and eventually ends up pushing another man down the stairs, to her ...
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Pre-1985 anime - boy romance with robot girl - she turns human [duplicate]

I have a vague recollection of seeing before 1985 a sci-fi animated movie, with a boy and a robot girl; I saw it in a theater, this is not a series. I remember that in the end they were on a beach or ...
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Identify a TV show with woman who grows hair and attacks man on beach

I very vaguely remember part of a TV show around 1980-1982. In it a lady had some medical treatment, then went on the beach. She promptly grew a huge amount of hair all over her body so she looked ...
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Book - Woman left behind on an alien planet in a jungle turned into an alien [duplicate]

I believe that I read this in the early 2010s when I was in New Jersey, although I might have read it as far back as the early 2000s when I was in Ohio (I remember checking it out from the library and ...
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Sci-Fi short story of woman who transformed into a male then back

I remember reading this story quite a while ago. A married woman with two children was bored with life and decided to see what it would be like to be a man. She went to a local store to get a body ...
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Did Peter Pettigrew need the wand to transform back into a rat? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Peter Pettigrew is captured and is in the process of being brought to Hogwarts when he escapes. In order to escape, Peter uses ...
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How does an Animagus transform back into their human form? [duplicate]

If I remember correctly in PoA during the scenes at the Shrieking Shack, Wormtail was able to escape but to transform into his Animagus form he needed a wand. However, we never see another wizard (...
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Need help identifying a fantasy short story about a woman turning into a cat

The story is about a young woman turning into a cat. I read it (in German) about twenty years ago. It was published in a collection of cat stories - I remember Poe's 'The Black Cat' being among them. ...
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Short story: Door to a world of werewolves

I'm sure it was in an anthology of short horror stories. I read it many years ago, and it has bothered me ever since because I don't remember the author or the title! Help is much appreciated. This is ...
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When was the 'last time' Hermione transfigured Ron's face?

In The Deathly Hallows Chapter 26, Gringotts, shortly before setting off to break into Gringott's, Hermione drinks a Polyjuice poition to transform into Bellatrix. Then we get the following passage (...
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Why didn't Fiona have that “True love's kiss” special effects in Shrek: Forever After?

Do you guys remember when Fiona's permanent Ogre figure was activated by Shrek's kiss in Shrek? It had that amazing transformation effect! see: Source In Shrek: Forever After, why was it passive?
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What was the origin of the idea that dragons can take human form?

Everything I knew of dragons as a child involves them being huge lizard-like beings, usually with wings. Most fairy tales and popular fantasy works (such as the Hobbit) follow that pattern. I've ...
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A group of people willingly transform into various creatures using a serum of some sort in a novel read before 1990

From what I can remember, someone invents a process on Earth, "present time", whereby a person can be transformed into their "true" selves. The first to undergo the process, which I think takes about ...
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Story identification: SF about clouded skies, and people growing mushrooms

This novel begins with a world that has recently become very cloudy - there is constant greyish twilight at the ground level. Some kinds of plants are dying off, though IIRC people are growing more ...
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Movie on daytime TV in the mid-80's … Children enter pink cave, each of them gets a visible “neck drill” making them part of the evil/alien/robot/

Daytime TV played this movie sometime 1983-1989. A young preteen boy is the main character (and a girl, his friend of similar age). They individually wander into a unique hot-pink-walled cave tunnel, ...
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Short story about English Language Transformation?

I read a short short SF story in the early 80's (I think it was an Asimov collection). The story wasn't more than 5 pages in a paperback and conjectured what English would look like in the future ...
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Short story, space traveller crashes on planet, planet can replicate water, man eventually transforms into alien [duplicate]

I read this story 30+ years ago in grade school. A man crashes on an alien planet. He has a small amount of water and accidentally spills some, and the planet replicates it but it must destroy part of ...
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Book: The main protagonist is transformed into one of the non-humanoid aliens

It's a bit like District 9 in that regard, I guess. However, the aliens are even stranger. I think they're quadrupedal. Maybe their tongues are long, I don't remember. I also remember there may have ...
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Book where a young man gathers memories from formaldehyde-preserved animals and minds

It described itself on the back as 'a synesthetic novel' (or possibly 'synaesthetic'), was a short work of fiction (a very slender volume), and seemed to be from a small publisher, possibly self-...
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Is Polyjuice Potion a Form of Transfiguration?

Is Polyjuice Potion a chemical transformation or a form of Transfiguration? I'm not a science genius and I genuinely can't decide if this is a chemical transformation or Transfiguration, or a ...
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Do werewolves in Harry Potter only transform under moonlight?

Researching another question, I came across a quote I was looking for that seems to show werewolves only transform in the moonlight: A cloud shifted. There were suddenly dim shadows on the ground. ...
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Are transfigurations restrained by the Law of Conservation of Matter?

Are the objects (or beings) something can be transformed into restricted by their current size and amount of matter? I seem to remember some transfigurations being done where a larger object was ...
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Does Mystique need to actively maintain her transformation?

Mystique is a metamorph in the X-Men franchise. When she imitates another person, does she need to actively maintain her transformation? Does she need to concentrate or at least think of being like ...
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In the Transformers (recent movies), how do transformers select their transformation / vehicles

It's obviously not explained well in the movies. The Autobot twins manage to choose two new cars that they will transform into after they have already transformed into a vehicle and the same for ...
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What happened to Optimus Prime's trailer when he transformed into a robot?

When (the original, G1) Optimus Prime transformed into robot mode, this trailer just seemed to disappear. When he went back into truck mode, there was his trailer again! I'm guessing this was to help ...
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Old-ish fantasy novel about magicians that have a characteristic animal form?

Sometime in the '80s, I was at the house of a friend of my parents who had a huge library of SF/F paperbacks. Like the kid in the candy store, I grabbed one off the shelf and was rooted to the spot ...