[Poll] If you were a dragon, how would you hide as a human?

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Would you transform into a male/female human?

  1. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and would transform into a male human

    11 vote(s)
    23.4%
  2. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and would transform into a female human

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and would transform into a gender(?) human

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and would transform into a fantasy species

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  5. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and would transform into an animal

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and wouldn't transform - I would fight!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and wouldn't transform - I keep hiding somehow?

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and wouldn't transform - I would surrender to the humans

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. I'm male - I'm a female dragon and I would kill myself

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  10. I'm male - I'm unsure

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  11. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and would transform into a male human

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  12. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and would transform into a female human

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  13. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and would transform into a gender(?) human

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  14. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and would transform into a fantasy species

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  15. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and would transform into an animal

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  16. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and wouldn't transform - I would fight!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and wouldn't transform - I keep hiding somehow?

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  18. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and wouldn't transform - I would surrender to the humans

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. I'm female - I'm a male dragon and I would kill myself

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. I'm female - I'm unsure

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. I do not wish to answer

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. lychee

    lychee [- slightly morbid fruit -] ❀[ 恋爱? ]❀

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    Lately I've been rereading Dragon Life, which is a very dear series to me. It caused me to have another strange idea — so we're back to the n-th iteration of the genderbender problem! :blobxd::blobxd::blobxd:

    The Magical Girl of Mischief and Magic was a little impatient today so she teleported a Truck straight into you, causing you to die instantly. Consequently, the main requirement for an isekai transmigration was met! Hurrah!

    + + +

    Since the Magical Girl was reading dragon novels lately, she decided to transmigrate you as a dragon — a bona fide Western-style dragon with wings and claws and the size of a school bus. Of course, you are an extremely handsome and attractive dragon, but it's not like anybody would be able to appreciate that because your species is almost extinct and you might as well be the last dragon on the planet.

    Since the Magical Girl is mischievous, she decided to genderbend you as a dragon.

    If you were male, you are now a female dragon.

    If you were female, you are now a male dragon.

    But why does it even matter? You don't even look human anyways. From external appearance alone, it is extremely difficult to humans to tell the difference between male and female dragons (or lizards). Most reptiles do not have exposed external genitalia, and only another dragon (or a human dragon specialist) would be able to determine your gender from a single glance.

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    In your world, dragons are endangered species and frequently poached by monster hunters. There are humans who specialize in slaying monsters, and dragons are considered one of the most famous and prized monsters to kill. Even though dragon-hunting is illegal in most human countries, the popular demand is very strong and dragons have nearly been hunted to extinction.

    You (dragon) are in hiding.

    In fact, the only reason the former you (dragon) has lived so long is because you were very good at hiding, and you avoided detection from humans for centuries.

    If you were spotted by humans, there would definitely be dozens of subjugation parties, and you will inevitably get killed because humans are OP in this setting, and powerful humans can easily wrestle with dragons with their bare heads.

    Besides, you don't have many abilities aside from breathing fire, flying, thick armor scales, super strength (due to your large size), and VERY SLOW dragon magic that takes at least a decade to cast a single spell. Furthermore, most of your dragon magic is not combat oriented to any degree.

    Allying yourself with "friendly" humans is probably not a good idea because humans already enslave wyverns (a similar dragon-like species) as flying mounts, and you are positive you will either be kept as a pet, captured, forced to breed with a lesser lizard in some way, or dissected for research purposes.

    Generally speaking, human society is really not all that nice.

    + + +

    Recently, humans have started chopping down the forest on the mountain where you live.

    You did some calculations, and you are positive that the humans will start building stuff/houses on your mountain, and you will be discovered within a decade if you stay. You will no longer be able to hide in this location.

    You also did a survey across the entire local area (10 million square kilometers), and there is no suitable hiding place. Humans are like cockroaches and they are everywhere.

    You determine that the option that has the greatest chance of succeeding is to conceal yourself as a human.

    Interestingly, you do have a transfiguration spell — although it takes ten years to perform. Since the humans will probably take a decade to chop down your forest, now is a good time to start it.

    You can transform yourself into any living animal that you have seen before, but you will completely lose your dragon abilities/properties (e.g. fire-breathing, super-strength) in exchange for taking the properties of your new form. For example, if you transform into an elf, you will gain the enhanced eyesight of an elf as well as their weak constitution. You also get the lifespan of the new form, so transforming into a fly (28 day lifespan) is an extremely bad idea. Transforming into a jellyfish is also a bad idea because you are not sure if jellyfish have brains, and you could be stuck as a braindead jellyfish forever.

    You will not be able to perform any magic except for dragon magic (very slow) in your new form.

    Most importantly, if you stay too long in a certain form, you will be stuck that way forever. Specifically, you should avoid staying in one form for more than 15 years. If you exceed that length, you will be unable to change back into a dragon and you will lose your dragon magic as well.

    Transforming into a mythical fantasy species (e.g. elves, dwarfs, griffons) is not a good idea because humans are heavily racist in this world — and most fantasy species are nearly extinct or already extinct. No species except humans have "human rights" anywhere in the world, and humans currently control the entire world. Humans are OP and more powerful than any fantasy species that exists. If you transform into something rare, it's just as bad as being a dragon because you would probably be sold on the black market if you are discovered.

    If you transform into an animal or monster, there are a lot of hunters, so that is also dangerous.

    There really aren't too many good choices.

    1. Will you transform into a human? What gender human form would you pick? Does your dragon gender matter to you at all?

    2. Would you choose to stay human for the rest of your life and lose your dragon identity?

    3. If you intend to transform back into your original dragon form after 15 years (note: it takes 10 years to cast a single transfiguration spell), how do you intend to hide yourself then? How will spend your 15 years as a human?

    4. If you have 15 years as a human, is this enough time for you to make close friends and acquaintances (from scratch)? Will you feel comfortable leaving them after 15 years?

    5. How confident are you in your ability to make a living starting from scratch (zero money and zero assets/belongings) as a human in a medieval fantasy isekai setting?

    6. Do you think it is easier to start as one gender versus another? What kind of physical appearance would you give yourself? What age would you choose?
     
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  2. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    The dragon u described sounds just like Gyarados...


    before evolution. :blobpeek:
     
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  3. leegood

    leegood Well-Known Member

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    (*.*) Rawr~
    (~^o^) *points at self*
     
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  4. asriu

    asriu Well-Known Member

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    KILL MAGICAL GIRL!
    KILL!
    BURN LYCHEE!
    no I mean
    BURN MAGICAL GIRL!
    nope cat first other race later~ pet and secrets~
    nope
    heh first transformation is for info gathering anything considered later~
    yup~ come and go is usual thing for this cat
    100% as long as at least have current knowledge~
    yes~ appearance bias, gender discrimination or advantage still exist today talk less about on past~
    oi this cat turn into cat so who care about human appearance talk later after recon done~
    pfft human and their ignorance~
     
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  5. Yunchii

    Yunchii Best Waifu - Tamamo-no-Mae

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    Why bother.. Dragon usually is godlike existence that few can contend.. As long as that few is not around I'll slave all human around me and amass a harem of human female.. Go and cultivate a million years before seeks revenge if I'm weak then...
     
  6. lychee

    lychee [- slightly morbid fruit -] ❀[ 恋爱? ]❀

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    In this setting, there are tons of humans who are OP like kirito and saitama.

    They can easily KO a dragon with a single punch! and duel-wielding swords!
     
  7. Felix

    Felix Active Member

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    Seeing as how you get completely stripped of all special properties once you transform into a human, ive chosen the gender ?? one. Since i just find it easiest to bs a backstory around. People are going to be asking questions when you show up, so having an apperance where you're androgynous seems like the best option.
     
  8. EnerHighwave

    EnerHighwave Holy Daugther of Kyuu 8❤️ Speedy's pet Lovely's ❤️

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    Can I just live as a dragon and train in magic until I'm able to perform any kind of magic as efficient as it can get? I rather just transform in anything that I need at the moment for the amount of time necessary only
    PS: I would be a rather lazy dragon but crazy about magic
     
  9. lychee

    lychee [- slightly morbid fruit -] ❀[ 恋爱? ]❀

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    Dragon Magic in this setting is inherently slow and there's no way to accelerate it. It's just the nature of Dragon Magic here xD

    The fastest spells take at least a decade to cast.

    Dragon Magic is extremely powerful -- for instance, the transfiguration spell is nearly flawless -- but it takes a long time.

    Additionally, you will need to find some place to hide, and the prompt states that there are no more good hiding places, and your current one will be lost in about a decade.
     
  10. polarbot

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    I'll make sure become a cute cat to 'nyan nyan' other human female:blob_blush::blobdog:
     
  11. Kalto

    Kalto [ Somewhat meticulous ]

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    1. Will you transform into a human? What gender human form would you pick? Does your dragon gender matter to you at all?
    "when in rome do as the romans do", so probably I will transform to a human, as for the gender (I don't know which gender I will choose) but calling a species that considers headbutting a dragon with bare heads human, I am not sure I would consider them humans, what sort of heads and skulls do the humans have in that world
    I will transform to a saiyan, at least I wouldn't worry about my head :blobtriumph:
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    2. Would you choose to stay human for the rest of your life and lose your dragon identity?
    I mean I became a saiyan, so I will train to become a super saiyan :blobhero:
    3. If you intend to transform back into your original dragon form after 15 years (note: it takes 10 years to cast a single transfiguration spell), how do you intend to hide yourself then? How will spend your 15 years as a human?

    I would have become a super saiyan god by then and probably the leader of humanity of that world, why would I turn back to a dragon :blobunsure:
    4. If you have 15 years as a human, is this enough time for you to make close friends and acquaintances (from scratch)? Will you feel comfortable leaving them after 15 years?

    Enough to become a super saiyan blue and saiyans leave their planets, their psychology is different than humans so I will probably have no problem :hmm:
    5. How confident are you in your ability to make a living starting from scratch (zero money and zero assets/belongings) as a human in a medieval fantasy isekai setting?
    I am a saiyan, although I look like humans but I alot stronger than humans, I will not find trouble finding work in a heabutting society like that one... probably (my head is going to hurt tho :notlikeblob:)
    6. Do you think it is easier to start as one gender versus another? What kind of physical appearance would you give yourself? What age would you choose?

    A super saiyan god and since, saiyans age slowly, I got no trouble what age I will be (but maybe I will choose an age in the range of 10 to 50 :blobunsure:)
     
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  12. BigBadBoi

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    Futanari human knight declaring war against humanity. You did say humans are OP so why the fuck not turn into a human myself? If humans can beat dragons like a low level mob then why choose any other race?
     
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    I would be a human baby and be found and raised by some kind-(but secretly op)grandpa
     
  14. Miserys_End

    Miserys_End 「Lv1 Pretend Person」I'm the preson i pretend to be

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    1. Will you transform into a human? What gender human form would you pick? Does your dragon gender matter to you at all?

    Think I'll go with polymorphing into a leviathan(sea dragon) and seeing if any of the cousins survived in the ocean's depths.

    2. Would you choose to stay human for the rest of your life and lose your dragon identity?

    o_O

    3. If you intend to transform back into your original dragon form after 15 years (note: it takes 10 years to cast a single transfiguration spell), how do you intend to hide yourself then? How will spend your 15 years as a human?

    .......

    4. If you have 15 years as a human, is this enough time for you to make close friends and acquaintances (from scratch)? Will you feel comfortable leaving them after 15 years?

    o_O

    5. How confident are you in your ability to make a living starting from scratch (zero money and zero assets/belongings) as a human in a medieval fantasy isekai setting?

    Lots of fish in the sea, sure there is lots of deep dark holes that can become my new cave.

    6. Do you think it is easier to start as one gender versus another? What kind of physical appearance would you give yourself? What age would you choose?

    Yes. Unless it's a female centric society, it will almost always be easier to be male in a medieval setting.

    Small side note. Jokes on the magic girl this time around because It's also a common misconception that dragons have a defined gender, we can switch it with just a simple year long spell...
     
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  15. Green Apple

    Green Apple Actually I'm secretly an orange.

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    1. Will you transform into a human? What gender human form would you pick? Does your dragon gender matter to you at all?

    I will transform into The Invisible Dragon. nuff said. Fear me humans
     
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  16. lichdeath

    lichdeath undead meatbun ^^

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    well id transform myself in a human transform the incoming town into a dragon worshipping cult and transform back and live comfy
     
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    Innieminnie Secret Parrot, Hidden Dodo

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    1. Will you transform into a human? What gender human form would you pick? Does your dragon gender matter to you at all?
    Nah, I'd transform into a good sized doggo. Male probably, in case they want to breed me. I won't have to do birth. Although it would still be awful. Edit: uh, after reading comments maybe I should be a cat...more stealthy and can jump high.

    2. Would you choose to stay human for the rest of your life and lose your dragon identity?
    Noo...first animal to get to know the world, become someone's pet hopefully to explore and learn, then human after 10 years where I will hopefully have amassed some capital on the sly. After that, maybe a small bird to poop on unsuspectinf civilians heads. Maybe I'll become an adventurer's pet who poops on their enemies hehe. After ten years will turn into a human again and rince and repeat. Hopefully I keep my own brain though, which should be a thing. I doubt ppl would turn into a jellyfish when they can only spend 10 years and can only use dragon magic.

    3. If you intend to transform back into your original dragon form after 15 years (note: it takes 10 years to cast a single transfiguration spell), how do you intend to hide yourself then? How will spend your 15 years as a human?
    Can't I directly transform into something else since I have dragon magic always? Also, I'd start the spell as soon as I could so I wouldn't forget. Hopefully wouldn't change into a human randomly because I forgot...

    4. If you have 15 years as a human, is this enough time for you to make close friends and acquaintances (from scratch)? Will you feel comfortable leaving them after 15 years?
    Yes it is enough time, and maybe? It depends if they are monsters who buy sentient creatures and crap. Not all humans are buttholes. I could find a powerful human that could protect me in my dragon form in exchange for being thwir exculsive pet and mount.

    5. How confident are you in your ability to make a living starting from scratch (zero money and zero assets/belongings) as a human in a medieval fantasy isekai setting?
    Ehhh...not very confident.

    6. Do you think it is easier to start as one gender versus another? What kind of physical appearance would you give yourself? What age would you choose?
    Easier to start as male in case females aren't equal. A plain appearance that doesn't stand out but that isn't ugly. Maybe a bit on the prettier side. Age depends on the info gathered. I might want to learn to fight, in which case I'd become a youth and learn the sword. Rinse and repeat every 15/10years.
     
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    Am I stronger as a male or female dragon? If dragons are a patriarchal society, I'll take any bit of additional strength I can get in this scenario as a male.

    Is it possible to cast a spell so that humans will ignore this area? Like they would walk past it not knowing it exists or they know it exists but are compelled to find it uninteresting.

    The easiest option would be to become a male human and stay that way. Although, I still have a high risk of dying as a traveller with no money. It's too risky to use dragon magic especially with how slow it is.

    To remain a dragon... thinking in long term, I could set myself as a highly respected figure in human society in 15 years. A magic researcher or scholar. Hopefully I'm a wise dragon? Then I could build myself a secluded tower or chamber and isolate myself for urgent research for 10 years, the time it to recast the magic. This seems like a tough path and it'll only work 2 or 3 times before people get suspicious. It would be easier just becoming human. At least I won't get slaughtered for body parts then.

    Life seems pretty bad if you are not human in this scenario.
     
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  19. EnerHighwave

    EnerHighwave Holy Daugther of Kyuu 8❤️ Speedy's pet Lovely's ❤️

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    Then I will cast a spell with a casting time of a decade to destroy everything around me and then just fly away :blobhyperthink:
    PS: can I recreate Skyrim's shouts?
     
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    Kadmos1 Well-Known Member

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    How would I hide as a human? I don't know. Do you have any ideas? I have no job, have not been neutered yet, and my home looks like a Dr. Seuss drawing mixed with Picasso on a pogo stick on Labor Day.