The power to use the abilities of a monster. Variation of Cryptic Physiology.

Also Called

  • Monster Form/Mimicry
  • Monstrous Physiology


The user is or has the ability to take on the form of a monster, a creature that is often hideous and may produce fear or physical harm by either its appearance or its actions. The word "monster" derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order.

The word connotes something wrong or evil; a monster is generally morally objectionable, physically or psychologically hideous, and/or a freak of nature.





  • May lose sentience in transformed state.
  • Changing may be difficult.
  • May cause widespread panic if seen.

Known Users

  • Athetos clones (Axiom Verge)
  • Turel (Legacy of Kain: Defiance)
  • Dumah (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Rahab (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Zephon (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Melchiah (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
  • Raisa Volkova (Castlevania Lords of Shadows 2)
  • Wallace/Were-Rabbit (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)
  • Freakshow (Marvel Comics)
  • Various Skylanders (Skylanders)
  • Chompy Mage (Skylanders)
  • Mitch Baxter (The Young Guardians)
  • Mason (The Young Guardians)
  • Parker (The Young Guardians)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Blockbuster (DC Comics)
  • Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
  • Bruce Banner (Marvel Comics); via the Hulk
  • Amshell Goldsmith (Blood Plus)
  • Chiropterans (Blood Plus)
  • Arrancars (Bleach)
  • Vizoreds (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach); via Hollow Ichigo
  • Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Marvel Comics); Anger Empowerment
  • Wayland Jones/Killer Croc (DC Comics)
  • Curt Conners (Marvel Comics); via the Lizard
  • Man-Bat (DC Comics)
  • Davis Bloome/Doomsday (Smallville)
  • Thing/Ben Grimm (Marvel Comics)
  • Venom (Marvel Comics)
  • Carnage (Marvel Comics)
  • Maryann Forrester (True Blood)
  • Torque (The Suffering)
  • Clayface ( DC Comics)
  • Big Time (Batman Beyond)
  • Beast Boy (Teen Titans)
  • Joseph Bertrand III (inFamous 2)
  • Dr. N. Brio (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Ryoko Hakubi (Tenchi in Tokyo) via Jurai Light Stone
  • Riki (Saga Frontier)
  • The Clown (Soul Eater)
  • The Black-Clown (Soul Eater)
  • The Purple-Dyed Clown (Soul Eater)
  • White Rabbit (Soul Eater)
  • Moonlight (Soul Eater)
  • Clown Kaguya (Soul Eater)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Xion the Unborn (Bloody Roar)
  • Nagi the Spurious (Bloody Roar)
  • Uranus the Chimera (Bloody Roar)
  • Xion (Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)

Sora (Kingdom Hearts) via Monster Form

  • Cadence Nash (The Troop)
  • Gino Nash (The Troop)
  • Sandman (Marvel Comics)
  • Jennifer Tate (Primal)
  • Zarbon (Dragon Ball Z)
  • E.V.E. (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Metamorphia (Sonic the Comic)
  • Kameo (Kameo: Elements of Power)
  • Drake (Blade: Trinity)
  • Cullen Bloodstone (Marvel Comics)
  • Goblin Noir (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Green Goblin (Ultimate Marvel Comics)
  • Richard Wilkins/Olvikan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Bowser (Super Mario)
  • Giga Bowser (Super Smash Bros.)
  • Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
  • Vincent Valentine (Compilation of Final Fantasy VII)
  • Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XII-2)
  • Carter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
  • Zoanoids (Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Rumble Ball
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter); via Dark Jak
  • Daxter/Dark Daxter (Jak and Daxter)
  • SonSon (Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes)
  • Kaine Parker (Marvel Comics); via the Other
  • SA-X (Metroid Fusion)
  • Beastman (Masters of the Universe)
  • Snake Men (Masters of the Universe)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Bedaxtra (Dexter's Laboratory)
  • Mary (Mary Monster)
  • Romi (Mary Monster)
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box); with Strike Beast (Biological Skill)
  • Jack-Jack Parr (The Incredibles)
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 series)
  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003 series)
  • Leviathan (Weapon Zero)
  • Mysterious Beings (One Punch Man)
  • Monsters (Monsters vs. Aliens)
    • Susan Murphy
    • Dr. Cockroach
    • The Missing Link
    • B.O.B.
    • Insectosaurus
  • Stretch Monster (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)
  • Multi-Farious (Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters)