Body bepple (or body beppling) was a physical alteration of a body that changed a person's appearance into a new and sometimes alien form. It was a fad in the 30th century. At least one person used it to have the appearance of the famous singer Elvis Presley.
When encountering such fantastical creatures as elves and mermaids on Avalon, Monadno recalled how body-beppling had been in-fashion fifty years hence, before it was largely abandoned following the city riots, owing to its unexpected side effects. According to Ivanov, a minimum of a level six culture was required for body-beppling, while Avalon was level three at best. (PROSE: The Sorcerer's Apprentice)