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*uses of the [[Time Machine]], the [[Duplicator]] and the [[Transmogrifier]] ([[Transmogrifier Gun|Gun]]).
you think Dad would be a bit more suprised]]
==Appearance and artistic evolution==
Like most children in ''[[Calvin and Hobbes]]'', Calvin is extremely short compared to the adult characters, to the point that child-size short pants touch his feet, and has an oversized head. Aside from spiky blond hair, he has few distinct facial features, whereas other children in the strip often have glasses or freckles. Like all [[characters]] in the strip (and most in any form of cartooning), Calvin usually only has four fingers, including his thumb. Calvin's eyes have been blue, green, red or brown throughout the [[Sunday comics|Sunday strips]].
Calvin shortly before discovering the dark side of a magical world]]Over time, as [[Bill Watterson|Watterson]]'s drawing style evolved, so too did Calvin's appearance. Though originally somewhat stubby, Calvin became thinner and taller with time, making his head smaller in relation to his body. His relatively blocky skull got more rounded, and his neck more distinct. His shorter growths of hair rarefied, giving way to large spikes. His old "dot"-syle eyes became more oval in shape.
Calvin's regular outfit is identical to that of ''[[wikipedia:Peanuts|Peanuts]]'' character Linus van Pelt: black shorts and a striped red shirt. Uniquely, though, Calvin wears white-bordered red sneakers. Calvin's winter outfit is made up of a blue coat, black snow pants, a blue puff-balled hat, black boots (Size 5) and red or green mittens. Calvin is also seen wearing a yellow raincoat in rainy weather and a swimsuit.
Calvin is somewhat asocial, with few friends and many enemies. He has said before, "I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks".
really doesn't want to go the mental instistition]]
His closest, and only stable friend is [[Hobbes]]. The occasional dispute aside, they never question their friendship. [[Hobbes]]' special status owes to his animal nature: Calvin has confessed to [[Hobbes]] that he prefers animals over people, and his friend had been a source of comfort to him after unpleasant experiences with his schoolmates, particularly [[Moe]].