In a different discussion @EveryBitHelps wondered whether would be a good tag to add to a question, which made me realize that this tag exists.

The tag has neither a tag wiki excerpt nor a full tag wiki. There are only two questions, one of them which is closed. Both seem to be about a sort of "magical" transformation:

To me it looks like both questions could just as well do without the tag or maybe with the tag. The idea behind the tag seems to be similar to that of . The transformations seem to be involuntarily, but the tag already includes this (emphasis mine):

Shape-shifters can completely change their body form. There tend to be 2 kinds:

Sci-fi shape-shifters tend to keep the same mass and similar size, along the line of advanced octopuses. Fantasy shifters have fewer restraints. Were-wolves are a common example: shifting from 80-pound wolf to 180-pound human to 300+-pound werewolf.

The transformations may be voluntary or involuntary.

This tag is for questions related to the feasibility and capabilities of these beings.

Do we need the tag or do we want to burninate it?

  • $\begingroup$ I added a few words to the shapeshifters tag wiki excerpt to emphasize the fact that it allows for voluntary and involuntary shapeshifting alike. $\endgroup$
    – user
    Apr 11, 2018 at 16:41
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelKjörling Thanks, that makes it a lot easier to see that shapeshifters could be used in such circumstances. $\endgroup$
    – Secespitus
    Apr 11, 2018 at 19:34

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As there was no negative feedback on this question (+4/-0 as of writing this) and @MichaelKjörling updated the shapeshifters tag wiki excerpt I've gone ahead and changed the tag to on the two mentioned questions.


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