Animal Morphing (Power)

Also Called

  • Animal Form
  • Animal Shapeshifting
  • Faunal Form
  • Faunal Morphing
  • Therianthropy

Capability

The ability allows the user to rearrange the DNA structure into the faunal form (animal species) of their own choosing. Some may have this ability from an empty genetic code, allowing them to accept any form from which they have a DNA sample, others may be able to alter their form mentally and change just by seeing and mimicking animal features, still others may have a limited selection of predetermined animal forms to take.

Applications

  • Transform into animals.
  • Posses any special abilities of animals.

Variations

  • Amphibian Physiology
  • Arachnid Physiology
  • Avian Physiology
  • Cephalopod Physiology
  • Centipede Physiology
  • Cnidarian Physiology
  • Crustacean Physiology
  • Echinoderm Physiology
  • Fish Physiology
  • Human Physiology (For non humans with this ability)
  • Insect Physiology
  • Mammalian Physiology
  • Parasite Physiology
  • Reptilian Physiology
  • In some cases Mythical Bestiary

Limitations

  • May require a visual memory or genetic sample of target animal through touch or assimilation.
  • May not form into humanoids intentionally.
  • Incapable to transform into inanimate objects (rocks), plants (trees)
  • May take on memories or characteristics of morphed or assimilated animals
  • May not maintain sentient mind
  • May not be able to speak in a human language

Definition for Marvel Comics

Characters

  • Titania Caban
  • Snowbird

Definition for DC Comics

Therianthropy refers to the metamorphosis of humans into other animals. The most popular form of Therianthropy is called Lycanthropy which is exclusive to a human being's ability to shape-shift into a Werewolf. Therianthropy is a common trait amongst deific figures in various cultures, notably the Gods of ancient Egypt and the Native American tribes of North America. Therianthropy is also an extremely common trait amongst the race of people and creatures whose origins are rooted in a mysterious realm known as the Homelands. These people are commonly referred to as Fables. One of the more well-known Therianthropes is the super-villain Jivan Shi who has the ability to transform into a were-hyena.

Characters

A

  • Ambrose (Fables)
  • Anubis (New Earth)

B

  • Bigby Wolf (Fables)
  • Bubba Brown (Dakotaverse)

C

  • Charles Ralston (Earth-One)

H

  • Hugh Dawkins (New Earth)

J

  • Jackal II (New Earth)
  • Jivan Shi (New Earth)

K

  • Kyle Abbott (New Earth)

M

  • Mari McCabe (New Earth)
  • Michael Heller (Earth-50)
  • Mrs. Gradenko (New Earth)

S

  • Summer Day (New Earth)

T

  • Thoth (New Earth)

V

  • Vamp (Crisis on Two Earths)

W

  • Whisper A'Daire (New Earth)

Definition for Dark Horse Comics

Buffyverse

Characters

  • Kumiko Ishihara
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