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The power to have the traits and abilities of a Skinwalker. Variation of Mythic Physiology. Variation to Superior Mage Physiology.

Also Called

  • Skinwalker Mimicry

Capabilities

The user either is or can transform into a skin-walker, a supernatural being with the notable supernatural ability to turn into any animal they desire along with many others. To be able to transform, legend sometimes requires that the skinwalker does wear a pelt of the animal, though this is not always considered necessary. To become a skinwalker, it is said that the user needs to murder only one to multiple family member of their own.

Legend also tells of the skinwalkers' ability to gain power from fear and also reading the minds of humans. Other legends say skinwalkers can possess a person by looking them in the eye causing their intended target to sicken and die, and can even mimic the voices of other people.

While they are commonly malevolent people, there could be instances where a benevolent person can ascend into a Skinwalker, especially if they are either reformed, or have a tragic and abusive past that wanted to stop their pain and suffering, thus, having no choice but to kill some of their abusive family members.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Bullets dipped in white ash can kill the user.
  • May require one to kill a family member.
  • May need the pelt of the desired animal to shapeshift.
  • If the nature of the user is publicly revealed, they may lose their powers and die (or become sick) in three days.

Trivia

  • Skinwalkers are a sub-category of Magical Metahumans since they share everything in common with them, except only being limited to Shamanism, alongside with having non-magical powers that are in any relation to the latter beings.

Known Users

  • Lucky (Supernatural)
  • Skinwalkers/Alpha Skinwalker (Supernatural)
  • Shapeshifters/Skinwalkers (True Blood)
  • Skinwalker (Folklore)
  • Aswang (Philippine Deities/Filipino Myth Monsters)
  • Kyla Willowbrook (Smallville)
  • Naagloshii (The Dresden Files)
    • Shagnasty
  • Running Wolf (Walker, Texas Ranger)
  • Skinwalkers (Teen Wolf)
  • Neil (Fablehaven Series)
  • SCP-2750 - Navajo Skinwalkers (SCP Foundation)

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