S1E2 - Jake's identity almost revealed
Season: 1
Production code: 102
Story by:
Matt Negrete
Storyboards by:
Wendy Grieb
Dave Knott
Directed by:
Chris Roman
Broadcast Information
Disney Channel US Premiere:
May 13, 2005
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"Shapeshifter" is the eleventh episode of American Dragon: Jake Long, where Jake learns hows to shapeshift into any person he wants.


When Jake gets shapeshifting powers for a dragon mission, he misuses them to get out of a parent-teacher conference and impress his peers. Jake's cover is blown when he goes undercover as a goblin to retrieve the magical Orb of Malorfis from the Huntsclan.


Grandpa, Fu Dog, and Jake went on a mission to catch a goblin named Ralph. It seemed that the Huntsman was going to retrieve an Orb of Malorphus. After he got caught, Fu performed a truth spell on him and retrieved very useful information. He had a job to collect the Orb of Malorphus from the Huntsman and ship it to Ohio.

Meanwhile at school Jake caught up to and apologized to Trixie and Spud for not being able to hang last night, but the both of them were too upset over some rich kids kicking them out of the skatepark to mine. As he was making his way to class he overheard Rose and a friend talking about how in love she was with someone, and misinterpreted her as them talking about him, but when he went to tell her that he feels the same way, he was embarrassed to found out that they were really talking about a young pop star, in order to redirect the conversation he tried to show them some new skateboard moves. But only ended up causing trouble with Professor Rotwood who decided to have a parent-teacher conference with his parents.

Back at Lao Shi's shop Jake complained to him about how being a Dragon was ruining his life and how he wished he could just pass on his duties to someone else, but he told him that the responsibilities of the American Dragon were his and his alone. About the Orb of Malarfuse, a powerful sphere of dark magic, which Ralf was planning to receive from the Huntsman and give to a Goblin crime ring in Ohio in exchange for a large sum of money. Lao Shi told Jake that he must get the orb from the Hunts Clan, at first he thought he simply had to take it from them by force, but then Lao Shi told him that this mission requires him to go undercover as the Goblin, which confused him until he revealed that all dragons possessed the power to transform. Fu Dog made a potion for Jake to tap into the ability to shape shift into anyone he wanted to be. When Jake took that potion he transformed into Fu Dog and Grandpa and made jokes about them.

In the park, the Huntsman and his clan were on a bridge waiting for Ralph, Jake transformed into him and went to retrieve the Orb of Malarfuse. Then Jake acted like Ralph to convince the Huntsman that he is Ralph, the Huntsman points at him, Jake thinks that he is going to shoot him because of his bad acting, but thankfully he pulled it off and a message appeared. The Huntman told him that the orb will take a little longer to arrive than expected and said that he would have to bring it the next day, and they disappeared. Unfortunately, his happiest was short lived, when he returned home and his parents were upset to receive a request form for a parent-teacher conference.

When it was time for the parent-teacher conference, Jake transformed into one of the teachers and told his parents that their meeting was in another room. He transformed into Professor Rotwood and goes talk to his parents, Jake acted silly to make Professor Rotwood look silly and dumb like Jake said the night before, his parents left mad. Then Jake transformed into his mother and talked to Professor Rotwood and told him that he was just jealous and Jake left.

In the hall way he transformed into a singer and went up to Rose, but they made him play his guitar and sing and he failed to do so that he leaves. Outside in the skate park he shape shifted into a professional and made the bully let Trixie and Spud skate.

At night when it was time for him to retrieve the Orb, his leg did not change into Ralph's he just shook it and turned into Ralph's leg. When Jake left, Grandpa believed that Jake had misused his shape shifting powers. When he was talking to the Huntsman, the Huntsman was going to give the Orb to Jake, but something happened that Jake walked away and started transforming into Grandpa, his mom, Professor Rotwood, Fu Dog everyone that he has shape shifted into. Everything started going wrong that he stopped in the singer.

He then fought with the Huntsgirl and captured him. Later, Grandpa and Fu Dog took Ralph to lead them into Jake and the Huntsman, and just as Jake's head was about to transform back, Fu Dog turned off the lights, and Jake managed to turn dragon and escape. The Huntsgirl and Jake fought, the Huntsman and the Huntsgirl decided to retreat, the Orb was about to fall down but Jake caught it.

Outside of his school, Jake and Grandpa were talking about what happened. Grandpa asked Jake if he had misused his shape shifting powers, Jake told him that he did not, but at that moment they saw Jake's mom and Professor Rotwood arguing, Rose on the news talking about the singer, and Trixie and Spud arrived to tell them about the skater. Jake smiled at Grandpa and asked if he was busted, with Grandpa yelling "You do not know the meaning of the word!"


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  • Shapeshifter[1][2] is the second episode of season one of American Dragon: Jake Long and the second episode overall. It debuted as the eleventh episode of the series.
  • Courtney speaks for the first time off the screen.
  • Jaren MacArthur is a spoof of two real-life pop stars: Jesse McCartney and Aaron Carter.


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v - e - d Episodes
Season 1
Old School Training | Dragon's Breath | The Talented Mr. Long | The Legend of Dragon Tooth | Act 4, Scene 15 | Adventures in Troll Sitting/Fu Dog Takes a Walk | Professor Rotwood's Thesis | The Egg/The Heist | Dragon Summit | Body Guard Duty | Shapeshifter | The Ski Trip | The Long Weekend | Eye of the Beholder | Jake Takes the Cake | Hong Kong Nights | Halloween Bash | Fu and Tell/Flight of the Unicorn | Keeping Shop | Ring Around the Dragon | The Hunted
Season 2
Bring It On | Half Baked | The Academy | The Doppelganger Gang | Something Fishy This Way Comes | Breakout | Family Business | Hero of the Hourglass | Dreamscape | A Befuddled Mind | Fool's Gold | Feeding Frenzy | Haley Gone Wild | Supernatural Tuesday | The Rotwood Files | Hairy Christmas | Switcheroo | The Love Cruise | Year of the Jake | Homecoming | Young at Heart | Siren Says | Shaggy Frog | Nobody's Fu | Magical Enemy Number One | A Ghost Story | Bite Father, Bite Son | Game On | Furious Jealousy | Being Human | The Hong Kong Longs
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