With this Quirk, the user can shape-shift into another person's appearance after consuming some of their blood. It gives them the full ability to copy a perfect image of them, including tiny details. They can even replicate the voice of the person they've transformed into. The amount of time the user can utilize a particular transformation is proportionate to the amount of blood that is consumed. One cup of blood equates to roughly one day's worth of being able to be transformed into that person. If the blood of multiple people has been ingested, then the Quirk user can transform into any of them, and without having to return to their original shape between transformations. When transforming, the user is covered by a sort of gray slime, which they can mold over their body into whatever shape, texture, or state of dress they want. It allows clothes to be included in the transformation, though the downside is that the transform ability can't cover clothes, so any clothes worn prior to the transformation would have to be removed to complete the disguise. This Quirk is shown to give the user a certain liking towards blood, as well as an innate desire to taste and drink it. After undergoing an Awakening, Transform also allows the user to duplicate the Quirk of the person they transformed into, provided they have enough prior knowledge of said Quirk through studying and researching. This Quirk can only aesthetically transform its user into a perfect replica of a person.
The user cannot replicate their target's personality, knowledge, or other such details. These details must be discovered separately by the user if they wish to mimic their target exactly, otherwise they can risk being caught out. The amount of time Himiko can stay transformed, as well as how much blood she can ingest are still limited, which means that her transformations have a certain time frame that will eventually run out. Furthermore, as shown during her fight against Curious and her squad, Himiko is vulnerable to drinking blood that has been tainted or booby-trapped by other Quirks. Transform doesn't grant the user any level of knowledge about mimicked Quirks the way Copy does, severely limiting the user's ability to use said copied Quirks until they have studied them enough to use them properly. Additionally, this Quirk, while proven to be very useful, didn't provide any kind of offensive or defensive support prior to its Awakening.
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Himiko's fondness for blood having manifested at a young age. Transform had a changing impact on Himiko's life. Since a young age, her Quirk has led her to have a fascination with blood, as she once found a dead bird when she was little and proceeded to drink its blood. She later showed the dead animal to her parents and asked them whether it was "pretty" while smiling. In turn, her parents were extremely disturbed and started by their daughter's "abnormal" behavior, saying that she looked like a deviant. They then put immense pressure on Himiko to conceal the true nature of her Quirk and not develop these feelings, telling her to be "normal". However, repressing her Quirk's natural instincts only caused them to grow internally. One day while in middle school, Himiko finally snapped and attacked another student who was beaten up from a fight; attacking him with a box cutter and then drinking his blood through a straw while smiling in pure ecstasy over finally acting on her Quirk's instincts. She then went on the run and became a serial killer involved in a series of murders involving blood drainage. Overall, Himiko repressing her Quirk would go on to cause her descent into madness and villainy.
Himiko impersonates Rock Lock and claims to have been ambushed by an "imposter". Himiko's Quirk, alongside her stealth techniques and athletic mobility, make her an expert spy and strong combatant to face against. Her Quirk allowed her to impersonate Camie Utsushimi and infiltrate the Provisional Hero Licensing Exam, an official examination that is held by the Hero Public Safety Commission with many young heroes-in-training present. Himiko was able to avoid any suspicion from Camie's Shiketsu peers until her escape, and also cleverly made her target, Izuku Midoriya, believe that Transform was Camie's actual Quirk. Himiko's technique with her Quirk is also shown when she quickly transformed to impersonate Rock Lock upon Deku and Eraser Head's arrival, and was able to maintain a brief enough cover to get close to Deku just before attempting to stab him. Overall, she has shown great proficiency at using Transform for stealth, infiltration and deception, making her a great asset to the League of Villains. Since Himiko's Quirk requires blood, she keeps a supply of those she has collected in her utility belt. Furthermore, her support gear also allows her to easily drain and ingest the blood of others through her needles and mask, granting her quicker transformation.
As of June 10, 2021, eight volumes have been published as part of the Progressive series.
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara with accompanying illustrations drawn by abec. The series takes place in the near-future and focuses on various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. ASCII Media Works began publishing the novels on April 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. Russia. With more than 16 million copies in print worldwide, there are future plans for publications in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Vietnam and others. Kawahara also began writing a parallel series of light novels titled Sword Art Online: Progressive, a spin-off that focuses on the clearing of Aincrad, unlike the Aincrad stories of the main series. As of June 10, 2021, eight volumes have been published as part of the Progressive series. In addition to the original storyline of Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online: Progressive, Kawahara has also written and published Sword Art Online side stories. Accel World, have been sold at Comitia, Dengeki Bunko's Fair and have come along with the limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD Sword Art Online compilation volumes.
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Before Sword Art Online was published, Kawahara had posted Sword Art Online novels on his website and there are still a few side stories on Sword Art Online, although the original novels have been removed. In addition, Kawahara has published a side story of Sword Art Online in one of his other works, Accel World. In the tenth volume of Accel World, there is a chapter where it depicts a cross over between Sword Art Online and Accel World. Several of the side stories that he has released are in a collection called the Sword Art Online Material Edition, sold at the Comitia dōjinshi-selling event, which range from novels to manga. However, all of the art in the Material Editions is drawn by Kawahara himself. Aside from the light novels written by Kawahara, there are also two spin-offs written by other authors with supervision by him. The first one is Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, while the other is Sword Art Online Alternative: Clover's Regret, written by Watase Souichirou and illustrated by Ginta. While both of these series take place in the same world as the main series written by Kawahara, they each feature different characters as the focus compared to the main series.
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