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{{Creatures
 
{{Creatures
|name = Shapeshifter (AKA Shifter)
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|name = Shapeshifter
 
|image = [[Image:zach.jpg|250px]]
 
|image = [[Image:zach.jpg|250px]]
 
|season = [[Season 1|1]], [[Season 2|2]], [[Season 4|4]], [[Season 6|6]]
 
|season = [[Season 1|1]], [[Season 2|2]], [[Season 4|4]], [[Season 6|6]]
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|vulnerabilities = Silver
 
|vulnerabilities = Silver
 
|appeared = Multiple episodes
 
|appeared = Multiple episodes
|appearance = Varies, usually human-like}}
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|appearance = Varies, usually human-like
'''Shapeshifters''' are a race of supernatural creatures who can take the form of anyone else.
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==Biography==
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'''Shapeshifters''' are a race of supernatural creatures who can take the form of anyone else. Some shapeshifters are known to change their shape in a matter of seconds while others are known to take up to several hours. They can also take the forms of fictional charaters or inhuman charateristics, such as vampire fangs or werewolf claws. They can also alter their eyes, so they resemble their retinal flare
They have been encountered by [[Hunter]]s and by [[Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester]]. Shapeshifters are fairly common. Shapeshifters are human-like creatures that start out human, but later learn how to change their form to look like anyone they want. When exactly they learn is not consistent, some can learn from infancy, while others do not learn until much later in their lives. Due to starting off as humans, Shapeshifters can have humans urges and vices, such as greed, lust, etc. They are also arguably the most human monsters there are.
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==Characteristics==
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They have been encountered by [[hunter]]s and by [[Sam]] and [[Dean Winchester]]. Shapeshifters are fairly common. Shapeshifters are human-like creatures that start out human, but later learn how to change their form to look like anyone they want. When exactly they learn is not consistent, some can learn from infancy, while others do not learn until much later in their lives. Due to starting off as humans, Shapeshifters can have humans urges and vices, such as greed, lust, etc. They are also arguably the most human monsters there are.
   
 
When a Shapeshifter takes the shape of the person they choose to change into, they literally shed their skin, teeth and nails. When they change into the person's physical appearance, they access the thoughts of the person they are mimicking
 
When a Shapeshifter takes the shape of the person they choose to change into, they literally shed their skin, teeth and nails. When they change into the person's physical appearance, they access the thoughts of the person they are mimicking
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''For the Original Shapeshifter'' ([[Alpha Shapeshifter]])
 
''For the Original Shapeshifter'' ([[Alpha Shapeshifter]])
   
==Known Powers and Abilities==
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==Powers and Abilities==
[[File:Shapeshifterskin.jpg|thumb|right|The skin of a shapeshifter.]]
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[[File:Shapeshifterskin.jpg|thumb|right|225px|The skin of a shapeshifter.]]
*'''Shapeshifting''' - Shapeshifters can take on a living or dead person's physical appearance by shedding their skin, when they change, they literally ''become'' the person theyr'e mimicking, gaining everything, including fingerprints and DNA; they can also mimic wounds, even very serious ones. Once a Shapeshifter transforms into that person, they can access the thoughts and memories of the person they are mimicking provided that the person is still alive. Some Shapeshifters are known to change their shape in a matter of seconds while others are known to take up to several hours. They can also take the forms of fictional charaters or inhuman charateristics, such as vampire fangs or werewolf claws. They can also alter their eyes, so they resemble their retinal flare.
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*'''[[Shapeshifting]]''' - Shapeshifters can take on a living or dead person's physical appearance by shedding their skin, when they change, they literally ''become'' the person theyr'e mimicking, gaining everything, including fingerprints and DNA; they can also mimic wounds, even very serious ones. Once a Shapeshifter transforms into that person, they can access the thoughts and memories of the person they are mimicking provided that the person is still alive.
*'''Super strength''' - Even though they appear human, Shapeshifters do possess amazing physical strength. They can easily overpower human beings.
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*'''[[Super strength]]''' - Even though they appear human, Shapeshifters do possess amazing physical strength. They can easily overpower human beings.
*'''Regeneration '''- As they can change their form easily, Shapeshifters can heal non-fatal wounds, and even replace body parts.
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*'''[[Regeneration]] '''- As they can change their form easily, Shapeshifters can heal non-fatal wounds, and even replace body parts.
   
 
==Weakness==
 
==Weakness==
 
*[[Silver]]: They can be killed by a silver bullet or silver blade to the heart. Lesser hits will hurt them, possibly driving them away from the fight. Silver-caused cuts reacts with them, similar to how iron reacts with demons.
 
*[[Silver]]: They can be killed by a silver bullet or silver blade to the heart. Lesser hits will hurt them, possibly driving them away from the fight. Silver-caused cuts reacts with them, similar to how iron reacts with demons.
[[File:RetinalFlareSupernatural.jpg|thumb|right|A shapeshifter identified by the retinal flare on camera.]]
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[[File:RetinalFlareSupernatural.jpg|thumb|225px|right|A shapeshifter identified by the retinal flare on camera.]]
*Identified by retinal flare that shows when they are filmed.
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*'''Retinal flare''' - They are identified by retinal flare that shows when they are filmed.
 
*'''Iridium''': It has never been used against an ordinary shapeshifter due to the fact that it's extremely rare and very expensive, but since it's capable of harming the Alpha Shapeshifter, it can be assumed that it can harm ordinary shapeshifters as well.
 
*'''Iridium''': It has never been used against an ordinary shapeshifter due to the fact that it's extremely rare and very expensive, but since it's capable of harming the Alpha Shapeshifter, it can be assumed that it can harm ordinary shapeshifters as well.
*'''[[Vamp-Tonite]]''': [[Edgar]] states that the Leviathan additive is engineered to kill Shapeshifters in addition to [[Vampires]].
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*'''[[Vamptonite]]''': [[Edgar]] states that the Leviathan additive is engineered to kill Shapeshifters in addition to [[Vampires]].
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==Appearances==
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*[[Season 1]]
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**''[[Skin]]''
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*[[Season 2]]
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**''[[Nightshifter]]''
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*[[Season 4]]
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**[[Monster Movie]]''
   
==List of Appearances==
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*[[Season 6]]
===Season One===
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**''[[Two And A Half Men]]''
*[[Skin]]
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**''[[Caged Heat]]''
===Season Two===
 
*[[Nightshifter]]
 
===Season Four===
 
*[[Monster Movie]]
 
===Season Six===
 
*[[Two And A Half Men]]
 
*[[Caged Heat]]
 
 
[[Category:Shapeshifter]]
 
[[Category:Shapeshifter]]
 
[[Category:Monster]]
 
[[Category:Monster]]

Revision as of 20:09, November 2, 2012

Shapeshifters are a race of supernatural creatures who can take the form of anyone else. Some shapeshifters are known to change their shape in a matter of seconds while others are known to take up to several hours. They can also take the forms of fictional charaters or inhuman charateristics, such as vampire fangs or werewolf claws. They can also alter their eyes, so they resemble their retinal flare

Characteristics

They have been encountered by hunters and by Sam and Dean Winchester. Shapeshifters are fairly common. Shapeshifters are human-like creatures that start out human, but later learn how to change their form to look like anyone they want. When exactly they learn is not consistent, some can learn from infancy, while others do not learn until much later in their lives. Due to starting off as humans, Shapeshifters can have humans urges and vices, such as greed, lust, etc. They are also arguably the most human monsters there are.

When a Shapeshifter takes the shape of the person they choose to change into, they literally shed their skin, teeth and nails. When they change into the person's physical appearance, they access the thoughts of the person they are mimicking

Hunters usually shorten their names to just "shifters."

Shapeshifters sometimes make their lairs in the sewers.

Although they have never been seen doing, or implied they intended to, it has been indirectly stated that at least some shapeshifters eat humans, much like several others monsters.

Shapeshifters can also reproduce with normal humans.

For the Original Shapeshifter (Alpha Shapeshifter)

Powers and Abilities

Shapeshifterskin

The skin of a shapeshifter.

  • Shapeshifting - Shapeshifters can take on a living or dead person's physical appearance by shedding their skin, when they change, they literally become the person theyr'e mimicking, gaining everything, including fingerprints and DNA; they can also mimic wounds, even very serious ones. Once a Shapeshifter transforms into that person, they can access the thoughts and memories of the person they are mimicking provided that the person is still alive.
  • Super strength - Even though they appear human, Shapeshifters do possess amazing physical strength. They can easily overpower human beings.
  • Regeneration - As they can change their form easily, Shapeshifters can heal non-fatal wounds, and even replace body parts.

Weakness

  • Silver: They can be killed by a silver bullet or silver blade to the heart. Lesser hits will hurt them, possibly driving them away from the fight. Silver-caused cuts reacts with them, similar to how iron reacts with demons.
File:RetinalFlareSupernatural.jpg
  • Retinal flare - They are identified by retinal flare that shows when they are filmed.
  • Iridium: It has never been used against an ordinary shapeshifter due to the fact that it's extremely rare and very expensive, but since it's capable of harming the Alpha Shapeshifter, it can be assumed that it can harm ordinary shapeshifters as well.
  • Vamptonite: Edgar states that the Leviathan additive is engineered to kill Shapeshifters in addition to Vampires.

Appearances

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