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 +====Shapeshifters====
  
 +Shapeshifters are people of any [[race]] who are capable of turning into one or a small number of distinct forms.
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 +Typically, shapeshifters have a humanoid form such as a [[human]] or [[elf]], and are capable of transforming into an animal and possibly an intermediate or related form. For example, [[werewolves]] can turn into a typical human, a typical four-footed wolf, and a large hybrid man-wolf.
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 +Shapeshifters are not necessarily simply a humanoid who can turn into an animal. Animals can be born shapeshifters,​ and are thus an animal that can turn into a humanoid. In an extreme and rare case of an abrupt [[inborn]] ability showing up, it may even be possible for a shapeshifter to have two distinct non-humanoid forms, such as a wolf that can turn into a bird without having a humanoid form at all.
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 +The ability to shift form is a hereditary [[Change Magic]] trait, insofar as hereditary magical abilities are normally inherited. Not everyone born into a shapeshifting bloodline becomes a shapeshifter,​ but shapeshifter [[souls]] can only be born into a shapeshifting bloodline, under normal circumstances. Occasionally a random inborn [[Talent]] my pop up out of nowhere, or a [[ritual]] may be used to convey shapeshifting powers. But for the most part, werewolves bear children who can be werewolves.
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 +When a shapeshifter mates with a non-shapeshifter,​ the children tend to favor the physical appearance of the non-shifter parent. For instance, a [[human]]-appearing werewolf who mates with an [[elf]] will have children that look entirely elven rather than half-elven.
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 +{{section>​Race#​List}}
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 +{{tag>​Races}}
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