The original male and female variants were created as a way of helping populations low on either sex repopulate.
During the Grace's Birthday arc, Tedd is quoted as saying, "When the gun changes someone's sex, heterosexual attraction [according to their new gender] is added to the person's original orientation."
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Variant #1 is the basic form of female transformation. When hit by this setting, a person will essentially turn into what they themselves would look like if they were born female; as such, women would be unaffected by this setting. This setting would last for about 24 hours if left unchecked, unaltered, and unreversed. This was first shown on Tedd during the Sister arc storyline Read The Rules. According to Tedd, any and all changes made to variant 1 of either gender will effect variants 2 through 5 (although Tedd, having no interest in males, has made no changes to any of the male forms, so there were identical until Grace made forms for her birthday party).
Variant #5EditVariant #5 is one of the most common settings used on the TF gun. It was first used by Tedd on Elliot, which transformed the latter into his "twin-sister/cousin/daughter/female duplicate" (who would later become Ellen when he touched the Dewitchery Diamond during the Sister arc.
Tedd also explained to Elliot and Sarah when the Transformation gun was broken that female variant #5 takes a month to wear off instead of the usual day, which was one of the motivators for the Sister arc.
Ellen gained the ability to shoot a ray or beam from her hand that produces the effect of variant #5 on anyone hit by it. A second blast from her will revert the target to their normal form. However, it most likely will not wear off, unlike a shot from the gun.
Variant #5 results in consistent height, generous chest measurements, and what is generally considered a healthy body weight.
It also enhances person's pheromones and mess with their inhibitions (which might be just different words for the same effect described as increased libido or amplified feelings of lust).
It also includes longer hair which for some reason vary from person to person and permanent body hair removal.
It may include some sort of spine reinforcement, based on Dan's confirmation that some transformations including strengthening of the neck and spine is not just headcanon. It was also confirmed this is not an issue later.
Just like the other forms, FV5 will make heterosexual males bisexual.
Ellen, after zapping Susan, later mentions that her beam makes women bisexual as well. When Susan later queried Tedd as to why, Tedd (to Susan's surprise) replied that FV5 does not deliberately do this, but does temporarily enhance sex drive and feelings of lust.
Fans often call this form when applied to a woman a "Venus" form; the term has been used in-universe, and it appears in titles as early as 2003 (and is defined in the retroactive commentary of that strip).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-08-09 ("Gee Whiz, Professor Tedd! What More Can You Tell Us About The Transformation Gun?")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-07 ("Funniest Home Videos?")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-06 ("Be Afraid... Be Very Afraid...")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2006-11-13 ("TF gun and variants, part 1")
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-07-06
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-02-09
- ↑ EGS:NP Comic for 2009-12-15 ("Morphs are always attractive: busted")
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-14
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-06-04
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 EGS:NP Comic for 2015-10-26
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2005-08-13 ("Knocking Them Knockers Up a Few Notches! *THWACK* OW!")
- ↑ Patreon post Double - SCIENCE! ... wait, did that comment disappeared?
- ↑ danshive tumblr post ID 172009498807
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-06-15
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-07-08
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-02-16
- ↑ EGS Main Story Comic for 2003-07-03