one that shapeshifts
Old Shape-shifter up to her tricks! We might have guessed the weight of the matter had we but known she was behind it!
‘And your appearance… It was altered on a number of occasions when I saw you walk the Pattern. How? Also, why?’ ‘All whose origins involve Chaos are shapeshifters.’
They're shapeshifters. They have a kind of mental control over their bodies.
Book 1 has some of the best fiction, against a shared background of alien shapeshifters (with a strong element of werewolf) older than humanity and scattered throughout human history.
Newman’s exploration of exactly what Jago’s followers are trying to do brings in everything from shapeshifters to the famous tripodal Martian war machines of H.G. Wells.
Their nemesis is a shapeshifter capable…of dissembling itself as any of the life-forms it has assimilated.
He vanished…the same way the shapeshifter vanished from this room a few minutes ago. I think Mobrellan is the wizard who was helping Jonystra, and I think he’s the shapeshifter who pretended to be Daner.
A symbiotic shape-shifter. Intuitively, they understand your needs and morph into the shape that most pleases you.
Shapeshifting is frequent amongst both WERES and MAGIC USERS. The most usual form taken is that of a WOLF (see also WEREWOLVES), but lions, eagles, serpents, owls and cats are common too. In all cases the rule is that the Shapeshifter cannot stay too long in ANIMAL form without actually becoming that Animal and losing touch with his/her human thoughts.
The book is set up with each chapter being a different animal form. I give history, any well-known shapeshifters of that form from history, then a personal profile of a present-day shapeshifter.
This brave new world is a bizarre mixture of aliens and anachronisms with bio-weapons and shapeshifters just as common as Imperial concubines and duels over the hand of a Lady.
As if some shapeshifter had taken Spock’s form.
The shapeshifter staggered forward a few steps. Someone hit it a glancing shot with a fireball.
Liz goes off with Max, little realizing that she is being abducted by the shapeshifter, who hopes to lead Agent Pierce to him.
‘I’m a Katagari Tsakali.’ Urian was the first to snort. ‘You say that as if we should have a clue as to what it means.’ He cast a disdainful smirk toward him. ‘Means I’m a shapeshifter. You don’t get out much, do you?’
A. Garner 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen'
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