The hero of my current WIP is a shapeshifter, but he doesn’t change to an animal form. Two and a half centuries ago, a demon moved through him, leaving behind its shadow. So now my hero can shift to a shadow form. He can be a solid shadow, or very insubstantial as he glides along the walls in shadow shape. While he’s in shadow form, he can walk into people’s dreams, and vicariously experience their most erotic fantasies or even their hideous nightmares.
We’ve mostly discussed animal shifters here, so today I want to hear about the non-animal forms. What other kinds of shifters are there out there? Ever read a hero who can shift into an inanimate object? A chair? A car? What about natural elements, such as water, wind or fire? What are the pros and cons of some of these shifts? If in fire form, would water defeat him?
Tell me about these different types of shifters you’ve either read or written!