The power to take on a human appearance. Not to be confused with Humanization or Human Physiology.
The user can take on an ordinary human appearance to blend in with modern society. This power is designed for non-human individuals to hide their non-human traits and appearances to avoid detection.
- May only be able to hold the form for limited periods of time.
- May only shroud most of the user's non-human aspects instead of entirely.
- Users of Shapeshifting Awareness can see through the disguise.
- May learn to feel human emotions in the process.
- May require a certain amount of power and/or concentration to keep the transformation up.
- Magic Shirt (American Dad!); when worn by Roger
- Magic Shorts (American Dad!)
- ID Masks (Ben 10)
- Gigai (Bleach)
- Ring of the Dead (Dark Souls II)
- Untrue Dark Ring (Dark Souls III)
- Human skin suits (Doctor Who)
- Shimmers (Doctor Who)
- Perception Filters (Doctor Who)
- Enchanted Bracelet (Once Upon a Time); makes a mermaid human
- Image Translator (Sarah Jane Adventures)
As vampires, Drusilla and Darla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel) can freely shift between a human face and a vampire face.
A Slitheen unmasking (Doctor Who)
Using Transformation Magic, Carla (Fairy Tail) is able to assume a human form, albeit retaining her cat ears and tail.
Chocolina (Final Fantasy) is a chocobo granted the power to assume human form by Etro.
As a Lich, Pious Augustus (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem) often uses magic to shapeshift into a less threatening human form to better manipulate people...
...such as when he disguised himself as the monk Phillipe Augustine to take control of the Inquisition chapter of Amiens...
...and the antique collector Paul Augustine to trick Edwin Lindsey into helping him find the Essence of Mantorok in Cambodian.
Virasians (Gamera vs Viras) in their human forms.
Thanks to Puck's magic, Demona (Gargoyles) becomes a human during the day rather than entering stone sleep
Zim (Invader Zim) keeps his true identity secret through creative (and shoddy) disguises.
Kor (Jak and Daxter) has two forms, his true Metal Head form...
Snake demons Susu and Qingqing (The Sorcerer and the White Snake) take semi-human forms.
Being a mermaid herself, Lucia Nanami (Mermaid Melody) gains a human form when she's on dry land.
Hippo (Mermaid Melody) has three forms, his human form, his penguin form and...
...his true form, Hippocampus.
Latias (Pokémon) in her human form.
Crystal and Amber (Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders) in human and dog form respectively.
Mamitas (Space Dandy), as a Deathgerian, can take on the appearance of a young woman to attract prey.
Utroms (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Like all the Changelings, Stricklander (Trollhunters) is able to choose between his human and troll form.
What Soul Eater (Valkyrie Crusade) actually is is a complete mystery, she decides to appear with a female humanoid form.
To hide his true mamodo appearance from public, Rein (Zatch Bell!) has the ability to disguise himself as a human.