Relative Appearance Alteration

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In that room, my mother came to me. But it was not her. It was something else."

"Ah. My son, I suspect. We can take many forms. The shapes we embody are merely a reflection of the life force around us.Anakin Skywalker and The Father (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Above-All-Others is both male and female?"

"So our senses perceive it moment to moment."
"Annoying, is it not?"
"No, truly wondrousAdam Warlock and Thanos after meeting the One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)

The ability to have an appearance that differs to those that look at them.

Also Called

  • Eyes of the Beholder
  • Perceptive Appearance
  • Selective Appearance
  • Subjective Appearance Shift


The user's appearance differs depending on who sees them, on what the user would look like according to sees, tastes, and/or experiences. The perceived appearance varies from person to person and can include changes in race, voice, and mannerisms to present anything from an ideal figurehead to someone most hated by a viewer.

Applications (All perceived by Others)



  • User does not know what they will appear to be by another.
  • Though the user's appearance and mannerisms can be perceived as different, their true mind or identity can be uncovered as inconsistent from their appearance through Telepathy.
  • Users of Reality Perception can perceive the true/original form.

Known Users

See Also: A Form You Are Comfortable With.

  • Satan/Lucifer (Abrahamic Religions)
  • The Contemelians (Ben 10)
  • Goddess of Destiny (Brave Story)
  • The Endless (DC Comics/Vertigo); limited to appearing as a member of one's species
  • Buick 8 (From a Buick 8)
  • Weird Sisters (Gargoyles)
  • Tsubasa Kounan (Girls Saurus)
  • Viper Zero (Girly Air Force); via empathic reflector instability
  • Most Deities (Greek Mythology)
  • Mother of Creation (Image Comics)
  • Gaia (In Another World, I'm Called The Black Healer)
  • Xion (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Shirohime (Lance N' Masques)
  • Honest John (Marvel Comics); limited to appearing as one's definition of a great leader
  • Gaea (Marvel Comics); appears in the form of whatever image she was worshiped as by any race on earth, even simultaneously
  • Galactus (Marvel Comics); limited to appearing as a being perceivable to one's species
  • Meggan (Marvel Comics); via empathy
  • Santa Claus (Marvel Comics)
  • Poisons (Marvel Comics); limited to appearing as a single target's loved ones.
  • Dani Moonstar/Mirage (Marvel Comics)
  • The One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)
  • Izanami (Noragami)
  • Aphrodite (Percy Jackson series); limited to appearing as one's personal description of beauty
  • Cupid (Percy Jackson series); limited to appearing as one's personal description of beauty
  • Nemesis (Percy Jackson series); limited to appearing as whoever one wishes to get revenge on the most
  • SCP-870 - The Maybe There Monsters (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-3591 The Fallen Giant (SCP Foundation)
  • It (Stephen King's It)
  • Yuuko Kanoe (Tasogare Otome × Amnesia); limited to appearing as one's greater fear
  • Chandra (Top Cow); limited to appearing as one's description of the most beautiful women
  • High Succubus (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Vorlons (Babylon 5)
  • Pleasure GELF (Red Dwarf)
  • Wilfred (Wilfred)

Known Locations

  • Cynosure/The Meeting Hall (Forgotten Realms)
  • Q Continuum (Star Trek)
  • Heaven's Garden (Supernatural)


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