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"Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy. They are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy. They do not attack people because they want to, but because of their size and strength, mankind has no other choice but to defend himself. After several stories such as this, people end up having a kind of affection for the monsters. They end up caring about them."
― Ishiro Honda

The power to use the abilities of a monster. Variation of Cryptid Physiology.

Also Called

  • Grotesque (Somali and the Forest Spirit)
  • Monster Form/Mimicry
  • Monstrosity/Monstrous Mimicry/Physiology

Capabilities

The user is or has the ability to take on the form of a monster, a creature that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.

The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature.

Monsters are remarkably variable and may even have unique capabilities.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May lose sapience in the transformed state.
  • Changing may be difficult.
  • May cause widespread panic if seen.
  • May only work when user is enraged.

Known Users

  • E.V.E. (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Athetos clones (Axiom Verge)
  • Big Time (Batman Beyond)
  • Kevin Levin (Ben 10)
  • Kevin 11,000 (Ben 10)
  • Devlin Levin (Ben 10)
  • Monster Kevin (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Hollows (Bleach)
  • Vizoreds (Bleach)
  • Apostles (Berserk)
  • Amshell Goldsmith (Blood Plus)
  • Chiropterans (Blood Plus)
  • Xion the Unborn (Bloody Roar)
  • Nagi the Spurious (Bloody Roar)
  • Uranus the Chimera (Bloody Roar)
  • Monsters (Backyard Monsters)
  • Monsters (Monster Hunter Franchise)
  • Drake (Blade: Trinity)
  • Cloud Monster (Breadwinners)
  • Cave Monsters (Breadwinners)
  • Snow Bread Monster (Breadwinners)
  • Emerald Loaf (Breadwinners)
  • Tunnel Eater (Breadwinners)
  • Monster Couch (The Simpsons)
  • Burns Monster (The Simpsons)
  • Space Mutants (The Simpsons)
  • Richard Wilkins/Olvikan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Mr. Bumpy (Bump in the Night)
  • Closet Monster (Bump in the Night)
  • Alder and Dash (Casper's Scare School)
  • Cafeteria Thing (Casper's Scare School)
  • Bell and Murray "The Ancle" (Casper's Scare School)
  • Raisa Volkova (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Dr. N. Brio (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Vincent Valentine (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Dodley (Count Us In/Take on Technology/For the Juniors)
  • Flynn (Count Us In/Take on Technology/For the Juniors)
  • Blockbuster (DC Comics)
  • Wayland Jones/Killer Croc (DC Comics)
  • Man-Bat (DC Comics)
  • Clayface ( DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series); as Great Apes
  • Zarbon (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XII-2)
  • Kyo Sohma (Fruits Basket)
  • Zoanoids (Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Monsters (Goosebumps film)
  • Monsters (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Gossamer (Looney Tunes Franchise)
  • Joseph Bertrand III (inFamous 2)
  • Scarecrow (Injustice 2)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter); via Dark Jak
  • Daxter/Dark Daxter (Jak and Daxter)
  • The Thing Monster (John Carpenter's The Thing)
  • Kameo (Kameo: Elements of Power)
  • Xion (Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts) via Anti-Form & Monster Form
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Bread Monsters (Team Fortress 2)
    • Giant Bread Monster
  • Turel (Legacy of Kain: Defiance)
  • Dumah (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Rahab (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Zephon (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Melchiah (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Freakshow (Marvel Comics)
  • Bruce Banner/Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Marvel Comics); Anger Empowerment
  • Red She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Curt Conners/Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Ben Grimm/Thing (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Carnage (Marvel Comics)
  • Sandman (Marvel Comics)
  • Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)
  • SonSon (Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes)
  • Kaine Parker (Marvel Comics); via the Other
  • Beastman (Masters of the Universe)
  • Snake Men (Masters of the Universe)
  • Mary (Mary Monster)
  • Romi (Mary Monster)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box); with Strike Beast (Biological Skill)
  • SA-X (Metroid Fusion)
  • Monsters (The Cabin in the Woods)
  • Monster Girls (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Monsters (Monsters, Inc.)
  • Monsters (Monsters vs. Aliens)
    • Susan Murphy
    • Dr. Cockroach
    • The Missing Link
    • B.O.B.
    • Insectosaurus
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Rumble Ball
  • Mysterious Beings/Monsters (One Punch Man)
  • Jennifer Tate (Primal)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Riki (Saga Frontier)
  • Various Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • Chompy Mage (Skylanders)
  • Davis Bloome/Doomsday (Smallville)
  • Metamorphia (Sonic the Comic)
  • The Clown (Soul Eater)
  • The Black-Clown (Soul Eater)
  • The Purple-Dyed Clown (Soul Eater)
  • White Rabbit (Soul Eater)
  • Moonlight (Soul Eater)
  • Clown Kaguya (Soul Eater)
  • Green Goblin (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Goblin Noir (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Monster Who Lives Under the Stairs (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • Monster Who Lives Under the Bed (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • D-Struct (Static Shock)
  • Onyx (Static Shock)
  • Tamara Lawrence (Static Shock)
  • Tantrum (Static Shock)
  • Jonathan Rook/Stretch Monster (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Multi-Farious (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Cinnamonster (Silly Walks)
  • The Viloator (Spawn)
  • Torque (The Suffering)
  • Bowser (Super Mario Bros)
  • Giga Bowser (Super Smash Bros.)
  • Carter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 series)
  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 series)
  • Beast Boy (Teen Titans)
  • Gem Monsters (Steven Universe)
  • Ryoko Hakubi (Tenchi in Tokyo) via Jurai Light Stone
  • Cadence Nash (The Troop)
  • Gino Nash (The Troop)
  • Maryann Forrester (True Blood)
  • Green Goblin (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Chara (Undertale)
  • Wallace/Were-Rabbit (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)
  • Leviathan (Weapon Zero)
  • Mitch Baxter (The Young Guardians)
  • Mason (The Young Guardians)
  • Monster Society of Evil (DC Comics)
  • Parker (The Young Guardians)
  • Eileen/Birthday Girl (Wordgirl)
  • Pyscho Rangers' Monster Forms (Power Rangers)
  • many villains (Power Rangers/Super Sentai)
  • Monsters (War of the Monsters)
  • Monsters (Dungeons and Dragons)
  • Frankencreep (Scooby Doo! Frankencreepy)
  • Monsters (Kirby:Right Back at Ya!)
  • Monsterex (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures)
  • Bloodwork's Monster Form (Arrowverse)
  • Monsters (Stan Helsing)
  • Guardian (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest)
  • Herbert Landon (Spider-Man: The Animated Series)
  • Big Rock Candy Monster (Annoying Orange)
  • Monster Burger (Annoying Orange)
  • Frankenfruit (Annoying Orange)
  • Dr. John Whitney/Kothoga (The Relic)
  • Mogowki (Famous 5: On the Case)
  • Dust Devil (Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm/The Flintstone Comedy Show 1980/Hanna-Barbera)
  • Muscular Creature (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels/Hanna-Barbera)
  • Blacktop (Zevo-3)
  • Devastator (DC Comics)
  • Mole Monster (Archie's Weird Mysteries Comics)
  • Leaf Monsters (Archie's Weird Mysteries Comics)
  • Werewolf, Robot and Fly Trap Monster (Martin Mystery)

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