454) Transmutation (animal)

Transmutation (animal) – The ability to turn humans into animals.  Transmutation (animal) is also known as Animal Transformation, Animal Transmogrification, Animal Transmutation and Projective Animal Metamorphosis.  Similar to 455) Transmutation (elemental), 456) Transmutation (gold), 457) Transmutation (insect), 458) Transmutation (limited), 459) Transmutation (object), 460) Transmutation (organic) and  461) Transmutation (petrification).

Circe (DC) had the ability to turn humans into animals. Generally turning a superhero into an animal is a one-shot affair but the exception in the DC universe is Comet. Circe (DC) is one of the few Silver Age characters that does both bad deeds and good deeds in different issues of Action Comics. Lex Luthor (DC) occasionally shows remorse in the Silver Age but does not out and out do good deeds. Generally Silver Age characters are always good or always bad unless they are victims of mind control which is not the case with Circe (Action Comics V1 #311).

Transmutation (animal)-Comet turned into Superhorse-Action Comics V1 #311

Lockjaw (Marvel) speaks in The Thing V1 #3 and therefore is a human that has been transformed into an animal by the Terrigen Mist of the Inhumans. Lockjaw always acted like a dog before he spoke and after he spoke and one has to wonder why he did this given his fellow Inhumans would have to know he was an intelligent being that could talk! This issue is explained away as a joke by Karnak and Gorgon. However, what if the joke is in fact the lie and the Inhumans have their own form of racism that condemns those transmuted into animals into a none human abyss!

Transmutation (animal)-Lockjaw is human-The Thing V1 #3 (Marvel)

Lois Lane (DC) is another Silver Age character that was constantly being turned into an animal or animal hybrid.

Jimmy Olsen V1 #66,

Transmutation (animal)-Lois Lane turned into cat- Jimmy Olsen V1 #66

Lois Lane V1 #11

Transmutation (animal)-Lois Lane turned into cat-Lois Lane V1 #11

Lois Lane V1 #92

Transmutation (animal)-Lois Lane turned into centaur-Lois Lane V1 #92

Lois Lane V1 #12

Transmutation (animal)-Lois Lane turned into mermaid-Lois Lane V1 #12

Wonder Woman V1 #170

Transmutation (animal)-OS-Gorilla-Wonder Woman V1 #170

House of Mystery V1 #145

Transmutation (animal)-OS-Martian Manhunter turned into fish-House of Mystery V1 #145

Action Comics V1 #284

Transmutation (animal)-OS-Supergirl turned into Mermaid-Action Comics V1 #284

Superboy was turned into an animal or animal hybrid several times in the Silver Age.

Superboy V1 #178

Transmutation (animal)-Superboy turned into bat-Superboy V1 #178

Superboy V1 #142

Transmutation (animal)-Superboy turned into Gorilla-Superboy V1 #142

Superboy V1 #194

Superboy V1 #103

Transmutation (animal)-Superboy turned into Sphinx-Superboy V1 #103

Silver Age Superman

Action Comics V1 #243

Action Comics V1 #296

Action Comics V1 #303

Lois Lane V1 #70

Superman V1 #139

Superman V1 #165

Vixen (Marvel UK) was a supervillain but was turned into a fox in Mighty World of Marvel V2 #8.

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