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Body Transformation stories

colton

I'm looking for stories where the MC can alter his own body as well as other peoples. I have read many of the Master PC stories and liked them but most of them just make the women blonde dumb and big boobed. I want a story where the MC does not have a type and experiments with lots of different body types,changes and ages. I would prefer longer stories but any you could suggest would be appreciated. Thanks.

Replies:   ustourist  jhnmakii
ustourist

@colton

Try the Swarm Cycle universe. The ability to alter any body shape exists and is a common thread in many stories, though not the main focus of the universe.

jhnmakii

@colton

The bad thing about this type of genre is that if there isn't a limitation, you're basically a god, so why not just have one wowman and change her every single time you have sex, that makes the story boring and repetitive to a degree.

richardshagrin

@jhnmakii

There is something wrong with a story or author that makes sex boring and repetitive. Whether its with a wow man or not.

Is wowman one of those new GLBTG words that make conversations more politically correct? Or is just a fortunate spelling error?

Replies:   jhnmakii
jhnmakii

@richardshagrin

Yea, i meant to type 'woman'.

Anyways, it's not that an author would just copy paste sex scenes, its the pattern.

Sometimes, if you have sex scenes in every chapter, over time it will go stale and degrade.

I guess that's why i'm looking for stories that don't revolve on sex but something else and sex is just a side piece.

Crumbly Writer

@jhnmakii

The bad thing about this type of genre is that if there isn't a limitation, you're basically a god, so why not just have one wowman and change her every single time you have sex, that makes the story boring and repetitive to a degree.

Another issue in terms of story concept, would be the tremendous energy required to perform the transformation. Otherwise, the story is simply unlimited magic the author can call upon at any moment to get out of any given situation (i.e. you'll lose most readers quickly over a lack of any understandable rules of the story universe).

If you have to account for where the power to transform people comes from, you'd limit the characters to somewhat 'human' restrictions (which I suspect the Swarm Cycle universe does by using aliens for the feat).

Generally, the idea for any story is to lay out the universe in the first several chapters, where most readers are willing to allowing authors free-reign to invent outlandish situations, but after that, readers will criticize authors for not adhering to their own rules, or for randomly inventing new details as the story unfolds.

It's one thing giving a young kid unlimited powers to do whatever they want, but it's another entirely to restrict how and when he can apply it, making it a challenge how he manages such powers.

Other than that, the idea sounds like the 'feminization panty' stories, where putting on a magic pair of panties transforms guys into women (a common theme on ASSTR and other sites).

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Another issue in terms of story concept, would be the tremendous energy required to perform the transformation.


There is no particular reason why some unreasonably large amount of energy would be required. Sure, maybe if you want the transformation to be instantaneous, some absurd amount of energy would be required.

In the middle :

In the Swarm Cycle universe, the body transformation takes a few hours to possibly a couple of days for more radical transformations.

A the far end of the spectrum:

Or you could use a retro-virus to re-write the subject's DNA and let their own body/metabolism actually make the transformation.

Grated, this would take weeks even for simple changes and could take years for a radical transformation to complete, but the energy required would be no more than the energy required for a typical vaccine injection.

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Dominions Son

In the Swarm Cycle universe, the body transformation takes a few hours to possibly a couple of days for more radical transformations.


Not quite so. The time taken for a transformation is on a sliding scale in the Swarm Cycle. Although you are correct in that "instant" is off the table.

The transformation can be via nanotechnology only, in which it could take days, weeks, or even months to complete depending on the extent of change. (Retrovirus/"natrual process" approach)

Alternatively, some sponsors will obtain a more advanced sleep trainer that will enable the nanotech to work more quickly, but only while using the sleep trainer(presumably there is an energy transfer of some kind going on).

Finally, there are the medical pods where the patient is rendered unconscious and work is performed at an accelerated pace, what would otherwise take weeks now only takes hours so long as they remain in that bed.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Not_a_ID

Not quite so. The time taken for a transformation is on a sliding scale in the Swarm Cycle. Although you are correct in that "instant" is off the table.


I have read a couple of Swarm Cycle stories with more radical physical changes, a cat girl and turning a male concubine into a true hermaphrodite, that took more than a day in a full medical pod.

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Dominions Son

I have read a couple of Swarm Cycle stories with more radical physical changes, a cat girl and turning a male concubine into a true hermaphrodite, that took more than a day in a full medical pod.


I vaguely recall those, and given who I think the author was. That should be considered cannon for the setting. I also recall instances of correcting pre-existing conditions taking a day or more in the medical pod. It still doesn't change the assertion that the pods completed the time in a small fraction of the time the alternatives would have. (If such changes were even possible on an ambulatory person)

What the rationale is for somethings being comparatively quick while others take much longer is a matter for the Swarm Cycle authors to address.

It should also be noted that the hermaphrodite wasn't fully functional. Not because of technical capability, but due to treaty restrictions within the Confederacy. Otherwise they could simply restart post-menopausal women, rather than ignore them. (Or alternatively, gender reassignment of many males to bolster the breeder ranks)

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son
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@Not_a_ID


I also recall instances of correcting pre-existing conditions taking a day or more in the medical pod. It still doesn't change the assertion that the pods completed the time in a small fraction of the time the alternatives would have.


True, but since the alternatives take much longer, my original comment was only concerned with what was possible with a full medical pod.


It should also be noted that the hermaphrodite wasn't fully functional. Not because of technical capability, but due to treaty restrictions within the Confederacy. Otherwise they could simply restart post-menopausal women, rather than ignore them.


As I recall, the issue was that the AIs were concerned about consent and the concubine being able to handle the transition mentally.

Many male concubines forcibly put through a gender change would not make the adjustment and end up having to be recycled.

As I recall, since the concubine was willing, the AIs agreed to allow it to be done in stages and advancement to the next stage at each point was contingent on how well the concubine was adjusting at the current stage.

And there was at least one story with a post-menopausal woman who was re-started. It was a special case where the woman was restarted on earth through having an experimental ovary transplant from a younger woman who died in an accident.

decoynow

Have you try The Shaper Series by Ivan the Terror over at ASSTR?

Replies:   jhncanson
jhncanson

@decoynow

I think you meant, clay master.

The problem with body modification abilities is that there's nothing special in it.

You could take a random girl and make her the hottest woman, there's no adventure.

And most of the time, it evolves out of proportion. I just read the desc in his book 2, and in involves alien. Figures.

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