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|Subject: What is a "Humanoid Transfomation"? Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:20 pm|| |
Fig 1: From The Cartoon Dragon Ball Frieza's 1st Form
Fig 2: From The Cartoon Dragon Ball Frieza's 2nd Form
Fig 3: From The Cartoon Dragon Ball Frieza's 3rd Form
FIg 4: From the Cartoon Dragon Ball Frieza's Final Form
As the power of an evil creature increases, they become more of a large, disfigured abomination until they use the Humanoid Transformation, beyond which as they gain more power, they (re)gain humanoid form.
A possible justification for this is that what's increasing is not only the creature's power, but also how much they control that power. for example the monstrous, oft-visceral features are the result of power pouring out without restraint. Once the creature manages to get a grip on their abilities, they can suppress the giant-scary-monster aspect of their abilities while freely accessing the damaging opponent part part. In some cases, this concept will be alluded to the creature starting to revert to its monstrous form as it is harmed and loses control over itself.
On some cases, this could also be viewed as the creature being Very Praticle. For example, a huge monstrous abomination cannot physically participate in the impressive martial arts stuff that a dome fights are built around, so if it's in one of those, it gains an advantage by reverting to a humanoid form that will fare better Kung Fu Fighting or basic combat.
This is also fueled by several out-of-universe factors. One, for example, is the Rule of Perception: You can only add so much horrid detail to a monstrous creature before the design becomes busy and adding extra eyes, putrid tentacles, etc. just does not make that much of a visual impact any more. The only possible way left to get the audience's attention and signal "major change" is, paradoxically, to take all the monstrous features away.
However, there is a possibility that this is the monster's weakest form.
This is Used a lot in Japanese cartoons.
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|Subject: Re: What is a "Humanoid Transfomation"? Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:05 pm|| |
Good artcle. I wish they would state this as the character is transforming
Alot of times they make so much noise-ARE THEY IN PAIN???????????????????
Even when doctor who transforms what is the physical feling the go through?
At times they just yell for 1 minute or so