The power to take on a human appearance. Not to be confused with Humanization or Human Physiology.

Also Called

  • Human Form/Guise


The user can take on an ordinary human appearance to blend in with modern society. This power is designed for non-human individuals to hide their non-human traits and appearances to avoid detection.



  • May only be able to hold the form for limited periods of time.
  • May only shroud most of the user's non-human aspects instead of entirely.
  • Users of Shapeshifting Awareness can see through the disguise.
  • May learn to feel human emotions in the process.
  • May require a certain amount of power and/or concentration to keep the transformation up.

Known Users


  • Arukenimon and Mummymon (Digimon 02)
  • Myuu (From Common Job to Strongest in the World)
  • Makoto Sawatari/Fox Cub (Kanon)
  • Shirohime (Lance N' Masques)
  • Latios and Latias (Pokémon)
  • Aliens (They Live)
  • Neathians and Gundalians (Bakugan)
  • Barians (Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal)
  • Rein (Zatch Bell!)
  • Ashuron (Zatch Bell!)
  • Zaruchim (Zatch Bell!)
  • Wolves (Wolf's Rain)
  • Carla (Fairy Tail)
  • Mermaids (Mermaid Melody)
  • Hippo/Hippocampus (Mermaid Melody)
  • Dark Lovers (Mermaid Melody)
    • Izuru
    • Eriru
    • Yuri
    • Maria
  • Black Beauty Sisters (Mermaid Melody)
    • Sheshe
    • Mimi
  • Mio (Moon-led Journey Across Another World)
  • Tomoe (Moon-led Journey Across Another World)
  • Mamitas (Space Dandy)
  • The Deathgerians (Space Dandy)
  • Kyo Shiragi (Yumekui Merry)
  • Kyubi (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Several Pretty Cure Mascots (Pretty Cure series)
  • Several Pretty Cure Villains (Pretty Cure series)


  • Yokai (Koran, Chinese & Japanese fables)
  • Útgarða-Loki (Norse Mythology)

Video Games

  • Bleu (Breath of Fire II)
  • Reptile (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kor (Jak and Daxter)
  • Raisa Volkova (Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Teddie (Persona 4)
  • Soul Eater (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Chocolina (Final Fantasy)


  • Warlocks (The Shadowhunter Chronicles); via Illusion Manipulation
  • Magickinds (Arkwell Academy trilogy)
  • Dragons (Fablehaven series)


  • Zeta (Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project)
  • Anodites (Ben 10: Alien Force/Ben 10: Ultimate Alien/Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Verdona Tennyson
    • Sunny
  • Martian Manhunter (DC Comics)
  • Miss Martian (DC Comics)
  • Zoanoids (Guyver)
  • Hsi Wu (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Xiao Fung (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Apple Jack (MAD)
  • Shathra (Marvel Comics)
  • The Skrulls (Marvel Comics); Even to a genetic level, with all memories and abilities of those they have copied
  • Crystal (Scooby Doo and the Alien Invaders)
  • Zenblock and Memnock (Supernoobs)
  • Ariel (Disney's The Little Mermaid); via Ursula's magic
  • Ursula (Disney's The Little Mermaid)
  • Kang and Kodos (The Simpsons)
  • Changelings (Trollhunters)
  • The Chitari (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Various kaiju & aliens (Ultraman series)
  • Cedric (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Miranda (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Demona (Gargoyles)


  • Deevack (Angel)
  • Sahjhan (Angel)
  • Aquamarine (Aquamarine)
    • Aliens (The Arrival)
  • Vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Vengance Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Some Demons (Charmed)
  • Zygons (Doctor Who)
  • Syrena (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
  • Odo (Star Trek)
  • Bruno (MisFits)
  • Jindrax and Toxica (Power Rangers Wild Force)
  • Some aliens (Power Rangers SPD)
  • Hellgrammite (Supergirl)
  • Changelings (Supernatural)
  • Shtriga (Supernatural)
  • Klaatu (The Day the Earth Stood Still)
  • Mermaids (Mako Mermaids)
  • Diana, Venus, and June (Mermaids)
  • Demons (I, Frankenstein)
  • Monsters (Jeon Woo-chi)
  • The Bane (Sarah Jane Adventures); via image translator
    • Mrs. Wormwood
  • Harvesters (The Deaths of Ian Stone)
  • Virasians (Gamera vs Viras)
  • Syrena (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
  • Visitors (V)

Known Objects

  • Enchanted Bracelet (Once Upon a Time); makes a mermaid human
  • Shimmer (Doctor Who)
  • Human skin suits  (Doctor Who)
  • Perception Filters (Doctor Who)
  • Image Translator (Sarah Jane Adventures)