carry their bruises, scars and wounds from whatever shape they were
in, to the next, and they CANNOT regenerate. If they lose an arm,
that arm is gone forever. The body mass of the shifter must remain
the same. If 5’ in human form, another couple of feet won’t
just spring out of nowhere – body mass must exist. Note that
a 5’ fat person might make a 7’ skinny wolf (or whatever
shape is taken).
when shifting into a new form MUST expend energy to do so. Therefore,
if you shift you WILL be exhausted and will not be able to shift
multiple times right after another. The more intricate the shift,
the more exhausting it would be (eg, humanoid would be simpler than
an bird because of the shifter's natural shape).
Remains human, but can change their OUTWARD physical appearance
to look like an entirely different person altogether. A male shifter
can look like a woman, but their INTERNAL organs will not change
– so a male shifter cannot have a baby.
Genetically. If you’re an Aspect Shifter, that means at least
one of your parents were as well.
They can only shift into an appearance that they’ve seen
They can’t change their eye colour, as eyes are too intricate
An aspect shifter wouldn’t dye their hair because they wouldn’t
be able to change the colour of it. If they did, they’d be
They can squeeze through tiny crevices and so forth, by shifting
their body mass to be flat. Note that an entire body shift to make
them flat would tire them out, so if they want to get through a
door they’d more likely squeeze a hand beneath it and reach
upward to turn the knob from the inside, letting them in without
much shifting at all.
Genetically. If you’re a Supple Shifter, that means at least
one of your parents were as well.
They can’t change their appearance, they can only manipulate
the shape of their form
Were-shifters are the most common form of shape-shifter, and their
animal form can be a fish, bird, insect, mammal, reptile, etc. They
retain their original gender while transforming into their animal
form, but they can only change into one animal only.
When in beast form they adapt all the beasty attributes and skills
(strength bonus, or senses bonus), and for some, this stays with
them even in their human form. Bonus!
Genetically. The were-shifting powers are passed on from parents
to child, running through families. Sometimes skips generations.
Allergy to silver tends to react badly against the genetic trait
that is carried in were-shifters, so no silver jewellery for these
creatures – this is why the wolf were-shifters associate closely
with werewolves, but they are not the same.
the unlucky, a half transformation might take place and some were-shifters
get stuck in this state. This is because they carry a weak strain
of the were-shifting skill.
usually matches the type of animal they associate with – a
shifter that is a panther has an aggressive personality with a loner
mentality and a shifter that is a penguin has a worried and flighty
personality with strong family values.
If you want a half werewolf half vampire type of character, they
have to be a vamp-shifter. Anything else would not exist.
Has the same abilities as what type of shifter they were previously,
with the added bonus of vampire powers. Such as:
o There is a heartbeat, but it is extremely slow
o Movements can be extremely rapid to mortals
o They are very strong physically – they have vampire super-strength
o Mental abilities such as telepathy are available only to those
who put effort into learning it
Siring: A vampire can sire a shifter in a blood exchange
They retain the same weaknesses of their shifting power plus the
vampire weaknesses. Please read the Infusco Vampire sheet for a
better understanding of weaknesses and limitations.
Their body cannot process food or drink but they can still consume
it, though they will throw it up within 5 minutes.
They can be awake during the day but shouldn’t be touched
The sun will destroy a fledgling almost immediately to ash but will
burn an Ancient slower, (ie, will be burned slowly instead of dissolving
on the spot)
Anything that destroys the heart or removes the head will kill a
Please see Vampires for a full list
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