Live Poll: Shapeshifters

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Intro:

Shapeshifting is an old fantasy of mankind. The old stories of werewolfs
and vampires are early manifestations of those fantasies. There have been numerous new interpretations of these stories, even mixed with modern settings in science fiction stories. Which category of shapeshifters is your favorite? Discuss here.

Rules:

No examples of tv-series. It's about the kind of shapeshifting (the category), not about many movies of the same kind of shapeshifting. This idea might be a little complicated, please try to convice me by new examples that have the necessary differences from the existing examples to call it another kind of shapeshifting. ;)

List:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091488358/

Poll:

https://www.imdb.com/poll/w9TPyiCgSkU/
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Posted 4 months ago

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? ?

Keywords
https://www.imdb.com/find?s=kw&q=Shapeshifter

shapeshifter (158 titles)
shape-shifter (270 titles)
female-shapeshifter (24 titles)
male-shapeshifter (9 titles)
alien-shapeshifter (3 titles)
alien-shape-shifter (1 title)
shapeshifting (344 titles)
shapeshifting-alien (76 titles)
shape-shifting (34 titles)
shapeshifting-demon (12 titles)
shape-shifting-alien (6 titles)
shape-shifting-robot (2 titles)
shape-shifting-spell (1 title)
shapeshifting-robot (1 title)
shapeshifting-monster (3 titles)
shapeshifting-creature (8 titles)
shapeshifting-cyborg (1 title)
man-shapeshifting-into-a-woman (2 titles)
shapeshifting-spacecraft (2 titles)
shapeshifting-supervillain (1 title)
shape-shifting-technology (1 title)
shape-shifting-reptilian-alien (1 title) 
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https://www.imdb.com/find?s=kw&q=Shapeshifting

shapeshifting (344 titles)
shapeshifting-alien (76 titles)
shapeshifting-demon (12 titles)
shapeshifting-creature (8 titles)
shapeshifting-monster (3 titles)
shapeshifting-spacecraft (2 titles)
shape-shifting (34 titles)
shape-shifting-alien (6 titles)
shape-shifting-robot (2 titles)
shape-shifting-spell (1 title)
shapeshifting-robot (1 title)
shape-shifter (270 titles)
shapeshifter (158 titles)
shapeshifting-cyborg (1 title)
female-shapeshifter (24 titles)
male-shapeshifter (9 titles)
alien-shapeshifter (3 titles)
alien-shape-shifter (1 title)
man-shapeshifting-into-a-woman (2 titles)
shapeshifting-supervillain (1 title)
shape-shifting-technology (1 title)
shape-shifting-reptilian-alien (1 title)
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Someone needs to Edit these KeyWord lists 
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The is only one poll related to Shapeshifters that went live, The Shapeshifters.The poll, The Shapeshifters, was based on a character list. As such, this poll along with all other polls based on character list has been deprecated.

This is the Internet Archive for the results page:
https://web.archive.org/web/20171127062204/http://www.imdb.com/poll/l1XCpT-hMUk/results

Regardless, even if The Shapeshifters were still active, Breumaster's poll suggestion is focused on categories of shapeshifters instead of specific characters.As a result, it is eligible for consideration.

This article on Shapeshifting Tropes may be helpful:
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Shapeshifting
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Thank you, Dan.
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FYI: 
Alien shapeshifters (nonhumans) like Marvel's skrulls or Deep Space 9's Changelings
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Hi, Stephen. :D
It's about characteristics of the specific shapeshifters. No tv-series-shapeshifters.
Maybe you have an equal example in a movie and the description of the
characteristics.
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Marvel's Skrulls isn't a bloody tv series. They were in Captain Marvel and Spiderman: Far From Home.

And did you NOT Act-1's post? There are far more movies about shapeshifters than the premise of this thread is making the fact out to be. 

And if you're only listing types? What does it matter if it's for TV or movies? You already artificially created a ceiling that won't become near he 35 max limit. The distinction DOESN'T make any sense at that point.
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No, I don't think like that. And I really don't know why you're so upset with the list. I guess you didn't get that it's about categories of shapeshifters. That means different ways of how and why they do shapeshift. A plant that copies bodys with another personality, but genetically even is not the same as a molecular intruder, that uses the body as a host and only breaks out, if danger approaches. And still another kind of shapeshifters are the old werewolf-tales. The scrulls are like the other Marvel shapeshifters. Maybe you can tell me the difference.
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Well "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" is a tv-series. I searched for Shapeshifter-lists with the "New Post"-Button. After entering the line, there was no title shown that would say: "Poll Suggestion: Shapeshifters [+ something]". I can't remember that there would have been a shapeshifter poll on the basis of categories of shapeshifters. Show me one of them, give me a link.
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Ok, I tried the first 10 list-links ACT_1 posted. These are all not poll lists. And when you look at the titles on the list, they're outnumbered. 35 is the max limit. I don't know, why there are pulled out all lists that have the word "shapeshifter" in it to hold it against me. The next lists that would be pulled out may contain the word "The" or "In" or "Is" in the title, hmmm? ;D
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Since I can't edit my posts regarding typos & grammar, I have to repost them (no like, no other comment):
Ok, I tried the first 10 list-links ACT_1 posted. These are all not poll lists. And when you look at the titles on some of the lists he listed, they're outnumbered. 35 is the max limit. I don't know, why there are pulled out all lists that have the word "shapeshifter" in it to hold it against me. The next lists that would be pulled out may contain the word "The" or "In" or "Is" in the title, hmmm? ;D
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I'm a huge fan of werewolves!
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Changed the intro a little. "stories" is now "fantasies", added a Betty White option for people which don't like the whole issue.
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Overworked the intro and options for some typos & grammar. I think this one could become a runner. ;)
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Well made poll. I tried to think of a shape-shifting category that you haven't thought of, but I couldn't, so good job to you!
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Yeah, mihailo. We had a hard day thinking of all shapeshifters we could imagine. And then we had no clue of what shapeshifters there could be anymore. Just Stephen had an idea that was different enough to put it to the list. ;D
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Thank you! :D
I'm really curious about how it will turn out in results.
Just came back from work and shopping. That's delighting. :D