Questions dealing with creatures that have the ability to change their body form into someone or something else, voluntarily or involuntarily. Consider also the [chimera-folk] tag.

Shape-shifters can completely change their body form. There tend to be 2 kinds:

  • Sci-fi shape-shifters tend to keep the same mass and similar size, along the line of advanced octopuses.
  • Fantasy shifters have fewer restraints. Were-wolves are a common example: shifting from 80-pound wolf to 180-pound human to 300+-pound werewolf.

The transformations may be voluntary or involuntary.

This tag is for questions related to the feasibility and capabilities of these beings.