Chameleon Boy's Power?

#1 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

I was Wondering about CB's powers? How go of a shapshifter is he? On a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being Mystique and 10 being Morph where dose CB fit in?
#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12713 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kid_Omega_Prime said:
I was Wondering about CB's powers? How go of a shapshifter is he? On a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being Mystique and 10 being Morph where dose CB fit in?
probably 8 he is like Beast Boy essentially only he turns into intergalactic animals he also blends in for hiding and such
#3 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

Can Chameleon Boy change his gender?

#4 Posted by Izaiah (5189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kid_Omega_Prime said:
Can Chameleon Boy change his gender?
Yep, at least temporarily.
The 'Threeboot' (which Geoff Johns thinks is the future of Earth-Prime) version of Chameleon is implied to not strictly identify as male or female at all (although personality-wise, he seems to lean towards the masculine side).
#5 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

@Izaiah said:

@Kid_Omega_Prime said:
Can Chameleon Boy change his gender?
Yep, at least temporarily. The 'Threeboot' (which Geoff Johns thinks is the future of Earth-Prime) version of Chameleon is implied to not strictly identify as male or female at all (although personality-wise, he seems to lean towards the masculine side).

I know I asked this question already but I never got a ansrew... 1) Can Cham Shape his arms into things like swords, shields and guns ? 2) If Cham shapes himself into some like... Ultra Boy dose he get UB's powers to ? And 3) Dose Cham have limits to his Shapeshifting powers if any ?

#6 Posted by Izaiah (5189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kid_Omega_Prime
1) Probably.  In LSH v5 #4 (Threeboot), he says that he can duplicate only appearance, even if he made himself look metallic it'd still only be flesh, but this seems to have been retconned once Jim Shooter took over, and had Cham explain that he could assume at least some of properties of the things he shapeshifts into.  
When Brainiac 5 needed to analyze an alien destroyer's weapon in one issue, he tricked Cham into shapeshifting his arm into it, and then chopped it off.  The chopped off arm seemed to be sufficiently close to the original weapon that Brainiac could deduce its indended function and construct a functioning replica of the weapon from it.
2) Nope. He can't duplicate someone's powers that way, the 'power' needs to be an obvious effect of his shape, like, he could fly (ignoring the Legion Flight Ring) if he grew wings, but he can't develop flight solely by taking on the shape of Superman or Ultra Boy or whoever.
3) There don't seem to be many limits to Cham's shapeshifting ability, it seems to just be that he can't duplicate any powers.  To replicate a lifeform's shape perfectly though, he may need to scan it with his antennae first.
#7 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

@Izaiah said:

@Kid_Omega_Prime: 1) Probably. In LSH v5 #4 (Threeboot), he says that he can duplicate only appearance, even if he made himself look metallic it'd still only be flesh, but this seems to have been retconned once Jim Shooter took over, and had Cham explain that he could assume at least some of properties of the things he shapeshifts into. When Brainiac 5 needed to analyze an alien destroyer's weapon in one issue, he tricked Cham into shapeshifting his arm into it, and then chopped it off. The chopped off arm seemed to be sufficiently close to the original weapon that Brainiac could deduce its indended function and construct a functioning replica of the weapon from it.2) Nope. He can't duplicate someone's powers that way, the 'power' needs to be an obvious effect of his shape, like, he could fly (ignoring the Legion Flight Ring) if he grew wings, but he can't develop flight solely by taking on the shape of Superman or Ultra Boy or whoever. 3) There don't seem to be many limits to Cham's shapeshifting ability, it seems to just be that he can't duplicate any powers. To replicate a lifeform's shape perfectly though, he may need to scan it with his antennae first.

I see well this really helps alot. I still like to know if the tentcal form he had is his true form ? I also like to know if Reep's race can shapshift natruly or as a result of there mutation of the 6 min war ?

#8 Posted by Izaiah (5189 posts) - - Show Bio
@Kid_Omega_Prime said:

I see well this really helps alot. I still like to know if the tentcal form he had is his true form ? I also like to know if Reep's race can shapshift natruly or as a result of there mutation of the 6 min war ?

Those things are probably canon to Classic Legion continuity (which is what the current Legion titles follow, more or less), but I don't know for certain so don't quote me on this.
#9 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

@Izaiah said:

@Kid_Omega_Prime said:

I see well this really helps alot. I still like to know if the tentcal form he had is his true form ? I also like to know if Reep's race can shapshift natruly or as a result of there mutation of the 6 min war ?

Those things are probably canon to Classic Legion continuity (which is what the current Legion titles follow, more or less), but I don't know for certain so don't quote me on this.

Ummm... I see. Well thanks anyway.

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