The power to take on the appearance of others. Variation of Shapeshifting. Physical equivalent Mental Mimicry.

Also Called

  • Appearance Mimicry
  • Glamouring
  • Impersonation
  • Mimicry


The user can alter their form to take on the appearance of others, typically when they've seen said other at least once.




  • Can only take the physical appearance of another, not create completely new form.
  • May be limited user's own body mass and size.
  • May have some flaw or be penetrated in specific ways. Traditionally user may keep some minor aspect of their true form or their reflection/shadow doesn't change.
  • May not extend to any actual superpowers, skills, or memories the copied person has.

Known Users


  • Diva (Blood+)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Oolong (Dragon Ball)
  • Puar (Dragon Ball)
  • Ozotto (Dragon Ball Z: V.R.V.S.)
  • The Mirror Card (Card Captor Sakura)
  • Bon Clay (One Piece)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Gemini (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Velveno (Fairy Tail)
  • Loyd Lloyd (Bleach)
  • Royd Lloyd (Bleach)
  • Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Ninjas (Naruto); via Transformation Technique
  • Zenet (Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders)
  • Ditto (Pokémon)
  • Sedusa (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Grubber/Lunk of the Gangreen Gang (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Elf November (Senyu)
  • Oingo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders); via Khnum
  • Rubber Soul (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders); via Yellow Temperance
  • Berg-Katze ("Gatchaman Crowds")


  • Nasedo (Roswell)
  • Lucas (Los Protegidos)
  • Shapeshifters (Charmed)
  • Whitelighters (Charmed)
  • Paige Matthews (Charmed)
  • Kieran Demons (Charmed)
  • Pilar, Patra, and Phoenix (Charmed)
  • Stillman Sisters (Charmed)
  • Vornac (Charmed)
  • Katya (Charmed)
  • Slick (Charmed)
  • Zile (Charmed)
  • Jackson (Charmed)
  • Anton (Charmed)
  • Tina Greer (Smallville)
  • Sylar (Heroes)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Jonathan Levinson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Illyria (Angel)
  • Chase Collins (The Covenant)
  • Shapeshifters (Supernatural)
  • Ghouls (Supernatural)
  • Leviathans (Supernatural)
  • Maxim Horvath (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Drake Stone (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • T-X (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)
  • T-1000 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day/Terminator: Genisys)
  • Doppleganger (The Healing - Star Cinema Film)
  • Penelope Gardiner/Athena Browning (Witches of East End)
  • Poseidon (Mako: Island of Secrets); via a potion+
  • Dr. Wrath (Mighty Med)
  • Ug and Lee (Critters)
  • Saibra (Doctor Who)
  • Prisoner Zero (Doctor Who)
  • The Flesh (Doctor Who)
  • Zygons (Doctor Who)


  • Doug the Doppleganger (Regular Show)
  • Inque (Batman Beyond)
  • Albedo (Ben 10)
  • La Clown (Metal Gear Acid)
  • Matrix (DC Comics)
  • Mr. Fantastic (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Mystique (Marvel Comics)
  • Ethan Edwards (Marvel Comics)
  • Chameleon (Marvel Comics)
  • Skrulls (Marvel Comics)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Hay Lin (W.I.T.C.H.)
  • Camille Leon (Kim Possible)
  • Jake Long (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Kelpie (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Dark Danny (Danny Phantom)
  • Shape Shifter (Gravity Falls)
  • Mutagen Man (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 1987 TV series)
  • Changelings (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Shape Shifter (Gravity Falls)
  • Chamille (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)


  • Animorphs (Animorphs); via DNA Replication
  • Andalites (Animorphs); via DNA Replication
  • Tessa Gray (Shadowhunter Chronicles); Perfect Doppelganger
  • Clary Fray (Shadowhunter Chronicles); via Symbol Magic
  • Shape-changers (The Arkwell Academy)
  • Paul Kirkwood (The Arkwell Academy); via a shape-change necklace
  • Dusty Everhart (The Arkwell Academy); via a shape-change necklace


  • Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Peyton Westlake (Darkman)
  • Melona (Queen's Blade)
  • Kisaragi Saemon (Basilisk)
  • Ixis Naugus (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Decoy Octopus (Metal Gear Solid)
  • La Clown (Metal Gear Acid)
  • Reaper Conduits (Infamous)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)

Known Objects

  • Disguise Generator Watch (Megamind)
  • Mane Mane no Mi/Clone Clone Devil Fruit (One Piece)
  • Polyjuice Potion (Harry Potter)


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