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Soo, 6 is ok? Or did you not see it?
1/2. A shapeshifter might get the magical abilities (if they're not too OP), but shifting into magical creatures would drain their power fast. Ex. if a shapeshifter shifted into a dragon, boom, no more shapeshifting until they SLEEP. For a LONG TIME. And since the older shapeshifters get, the more power they have (see 5), they can't really change into magical creatures until they're 100 or so. And even then, it mostly takes up all of their power. They can choose to shift into a magical creature without the magical abilities, therefore lessening the power drain, but then the power drain is simply based on size and power, just like everything else (see 5).
3. Ok, this rule has been declared invalid.
4. At this point, I was really just writing down how it works, not just limitations XD Basically, if they aren't thinking about it, they'll change into what their last form of that species looked like, but they don't have to, and they can't change the appearance of a form without shifting into it.
5. As a shapeshifter gets older, their power limit increases. Ex. a baby doesn't have enough power to shift (this is when they take on a "default" form - every once in a while, shapeshifters are born from normal families of any species, and that's why some shapeshifters' default forms aren't human), a 10-year-old might be able to shift into a housecat or mouse, a 50-year-old might be able to shift into a lion or elephant, and a 100-year-old might be able to shift into a unicorn or young dragon. After about the 100 year mark, shapeshifters don't get to shift into anything new (aside from going from young to adult dragon, for example, but it's not a new species), but they can shift more between sleep. The power drain for a single shift depends entirely on the size and power of the animal they are turning into. My character (107 years of age) would probably be able to shift an average of... let's say... 20 times a day? (Idk...)
Mods, please let this go through.