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Devour Spirit (Special Ability)
Those shapeshifter creatures with Devour Spirit Ability might stand over the body of one of their victims and inhaling deeply, consuming the spirit of the dead individual. The creature gained all the victim's memories, abilities, and could change its form to that of the individual. 
If the creature retained the gained form too much time, the spirit consumed could affect the shapeshifter, permanently becoming the victim and losing all original abilities. It was known that a Rakshasa who consumed the spirit of a samurai eventually was overwhelmed by remorse and adopted the victim's sense of honor and Code of Bushido.