The power to enter or leave a state where one has super powers, while their normal identity normally does not. Variation of Transformation.

Also Called

  • Civilian Form (if their super-self is the true form)
  • Empowered Form
  • Henshin


User can enter or leave a state where one has super powers, while their normal identity normally does not

The user may be normal human or normal for their species until they activate this power. They may gain a new costume or may have their body completely change into a new form. Unlike a secret identity, the user loses their powers while outside of this form, and unlike a Super Form, the user is not increasing their power, but gaining it. Some users may have powers outside of their Powered Form that's different from their true powers.


  • Keep their powers hidden in normal form, but unlock them once transformed.
  • May be able to use a partial amount of their power.
  • May be able to transform at will at a higher level.



  • May need a transformation device to transform.
  • May need a phrase to transform.
  • May have a time-limit or energy limit or both, meaning the transformation may undo itself if out of energy/time.
  • Risks of being a target while in powerless form.

Known Users

See Also: Henshin Hero.

  • Captain Marvel (DC Comics)
  • Magical girls from various series, see Adult Mode, Magical Girl:
  • Super Sentai from various series
  • Silvert (Master Defenders)
  • Almost all the Ultramen (Ultraman); via either Taking a human host or creating their own human form.
  • Kamen Riders (Kamen Rider)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach); must enter his shinigami form to fight. Hollow Ichigo
  • Danny Fenton (Danny Phantom) transform
  • Kazuma (S-cry-ed)
  • Ryuho (S-cry-ed)
  • Arrancar's Resurrección Forms (Bleach)
  • Guardians of the Veil (W.I.T.C.H)
  • Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls Z)
  • Tokyo Mew Mew (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • The Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via Dragon Aspect Shout
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Kampfer (Kämpfer) Kämpfer (Magical Girl)
  • Linkara (Atop the 4th Wall)
  • Temple Guardians (Legend of the Dragon)
  • Bad Wolf (Doctor Who)
  • Ultraman (Ultraman franchise)
  • Maron (Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne)
  • Precure (Precure Series)
  • Viewtiful Joe (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Sexy Silvia (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Captain Blue (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Captain Blue Jr. (Viewtiful Joe)
  • Yui Kasuga (Corrector Yui)
  • Haruna Kisaragi (Corrector Yui)
  • Ai Shinozaki (Corrector Yui)
  • Fairies (Balala Fairies)
  • Guy Eli Hamdon/SheZow (SheZow)
  • Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Alya Césaire/Rena Rouge (Miraculous Ladybug)
  • Supernoobs (Supernoobs)
  • Tail Gear Users (Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu)
  • Portia Jones/Zenith (Super Mansion)
  • Usapyon (Yo-kai Watch)