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21st Apr '16 6:58:35 PM SSJMagus
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** Most of the Gym Leaders. They're so strong that it's generally accepted that only an extreme BadAss can beat them all[[note]] In this 'verse, you don't need any badges to actually compete in the League, but having all 8 badges mean you can skip the preliminaries. This incentive guarantees plenty of challengers[[/note]]. Furthermore, being a Gym Leader also means that your side job is to protect your region from things such as, you know, various terrorist groups. So yeah, expect to see a lot more ass-whooping coming from these guys.

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** Most of the Gym Leaders. They're In the games and anime, their job is to, well, [[{{Jobber}} job]] to the main characters. In this manga, they're so strong that it's generally accepted that only an extreme BadAss can beat them all[[note]] In this 'verse, you don't need any badges to actually compete in the League, but having all 8 badges mean you can skip the preliminaries. This incentive guarantees plenty of challengers[[/note]]. Furthermore, being a Gym Leader also means that your side job is to protect your region from things such as, you know, various terrorist groups. So yeah, expect to see a lot more ass-whooping coming from these guys.
21st Apr '16 3:21:24 PM SSJMagus
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* Several characters who suffer from a bad case of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' manga finally get to catch a break in the anime. By far the most glaring example is Hinata, who got to learn a powerful technique the anime team just made up for her, defeat menacing {{Filler Villain}}s on her own and actually land a hit during what was in the manga a CurbStompBattle.

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* Several characters who suffer from a bad case of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' manga finally get to catch a break in the anime. By far the most glaring example is Hinata, who got to learn a powerful technique the anime team just made up for her, defeat menacing {{Filler Villain}}s on her own and actually land a hit during what was in the manga a CurbStompBattle.CurbStompBattle (in the process extrapolating what her [[FinishingMove Gentle Step Twin Lion Fists]] actually ''does'', since in the manga she was knocked out before getting a chance to do more than activate it).
21st Apr '16 3:12:23 PM SSJMagus
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** In most of the video games, a Mewtwo is vastly superior to a Mew of the same Level in practically all areas; however, in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Mew was powerful enough to fight Mewtwo to a standstill. (This was also the case with Mons like Celebi and Jirachi in their anime appearances, much tougher than they were in the games.)

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** In most of the video games, a Mewtwo is vastly superior to a Mew of the same Level in practically all areas; however, in ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', Mew was powerful enough to fight Mewtwo to a standstill. (This was also the case with Mons like Celebi and Jirachi in their anime appearances, much tougher than they were in the games.) Mewtwo is this trope in his own right, despite already being the ultimate badass [[{{Mons}} mon]] in the games to begin with. He gets upgraded from "merely" being really strong to being capable of [[ApocalypseHow wiping out all life on Earth outside of his island stronghold]]. And the heroes (with Mew's help) didn't ''stop'' Mewtwo, they just [[HeelFaceTurn persuaded him that it was wrong]].
21st Apr '16 8:43:22 AM Arachnos
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** In the games, Delibird's are one of the weakest Pokémon stat-wise, and are considered a joke to be used in competitive battle. The BigBad of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc uses one as his main Pokémon, being so well trained it can hold it's own against '''Ho-Oh'''.

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** In the games, Delibird's are one of the weakest Pokémon stat-wise, and are considered a joke to be used in competitive battle. The BigBad of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc uses one as his main Pokémon, being so well trained it can hold it's own against '''Ho-Oh'''. '''Ho-Oh''', a Pokémon which is not only far superior stat-wise, but additionally has a [[ElementalRockPaperScissors super effective typing]] against Delibird!
8th Apr '16 10:20:42 AM Willbyr
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* While [[ShowyInvincibleHero Vegito]] was already a StoryBreakerPower in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga, the ''DragonBallZ'' anime [[UpToEleven made him even more so.]] In the manga, he immediately turn [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] when fighting [[BigBad Majin Buu]], and flattens him. In the anime, he spends an episode fighting Buu without turning Super Saiyan, which as onesided as the fight after he transforms, he still dominates the fight to the point it's clear he didn't actually ''need'' to transform to overpower Buu, he just did to humiliate him.

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* Franchise/DragonBall:
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While [[ShowyInvincibleHero Vegito]] was already a StoryBreakerPower in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga, the ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime [[UpToEleven made him even more so.]] In the manga, he immediately turn [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] when fighting [[BigBad Majin Buu]], and flattens him. In the anime, he spends an episode fighting Buu without turning Super Saiyan, which as onesided as the fight after he transforms, he still dominates the fight to the point it's clear he didn't actually ''need'' to transform to overpower Buu, he just did to humiliate him.



** Frieza himself also gets this treatment in Dragon Ball Super. In the original ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', Final Form Frieza is completely dominated by Base Goku and, as Golden Frieza, he runs out of energy too fast to really give the impression he could have beaten Goku. In Dragon Ball Super, Final Form Frieza matches Base Goku in terms of speed and power, and Golden Frieza beats SSGSS Goku around like a ragdoll, with Goku nearly losing conciousness as a result.
* The Anime/SonicX anime did this with Shadow the Hedgehog. He's already incredibly powerful in the video game series, but not terribly so. In the anime? He's practically TheJuggernaut in that very few characters are even capable of slowing him down, even Sonic himself. He also spends most of the third season as a OneManArmy against the mooks of that season's BigBad.

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** Frieza himself also gets this treatment in Dragon ''Dragon Ball Super.Super''. In the original ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', Final Form Frieza is completely dominated by Base Goku and, as Golden Frieza, he runs out of energy too fast to really give the impression he could have beaten Goku. In Dragon Ball Super, ''Super'', Final Form Frieza matches Base Goku in terms of speed and power, and Golden Frieza beats SSGSS Goku around like a ragdoll, with Goku nearly losing conciousness consciousness as a result.
* The Anime/SonicX ''Anime/SonicX'' anime did this with Shadow the Hedgehog. He's already incredibly powerful in the video game series, but not terribly so. In the anime? He's practically TheJuggernaut in that very few characters are even capable of slowing him down, even Sonic himself. He also spends most of the third season as a OneManArmy against the mooks of that season's BigBad.BigBad.
8th Mar '16 9:52:55 PM Pichu-kun
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** Most of the Gym Leaders in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. They're so strong that it's generally accepted that only an extreme BadAss can beat them all[[note]] In this 'verse, you don't need any badges to actually compete in the League, but having all 8 badges mean you can skip the preliminaries. This incentive guarantees plenty of challengers[[/note]]. Furthermore, being a Gym Leader also means that your side job is to protect your region from things such as, you know, various terrorist groups. So yeah, expect to see a lot more ass-whooping coming from these guys.
** Also from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is Delibird. In the games, it's one of the weakest Pokémon stat-wise, and is considered a joke to be used in competitive battle. The BigBad of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc uses it as his main Pokémon, being so well trained it can hold it's own against '''Ho-Oh'''.



** In Ruby And Saphire, Stephen Stone is a bit character fetch quest objective. In Pokemon Advance he's... still a bit character [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] objective who only appears once, but also a total Badass, [[TheBeastmaster who is capable of controlling wild Aron,]] and took out Team Rocket in one hit.
** By the time of the XY series, Steven has become the Hoenn Champion and mastered Mega Evolution, although by that point his game counterpart has done so as well.

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** In Ruby And Saphire, Stephen ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', Steven Stone is a bit character fetch quest objective. In Pokemon Advance he's... still a bit character [[FetchQuest fetch quest]] objective who only appears once, but also a total Badass, [[TheBeastmaster who is capable of controlling wild Aron,]] and took out Team Rocket in one hit.
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hit. By the time of the reappearance in XY series, Steven has become is revealed to be the Hoenn Champion and has mastered Mega Evolution, although by that point his game counterpart has done so as well.well.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** Most of the Gym Leaders. They're so strong that it's generally accepted that only an extreme BadAss can beat them all[[note]] In this 'verse, you don't need any badges to actually compete in the League, but having all 8 badges mean you can skip the preliminaries. This incentive guarantees plenty of challengers[[/note]]. Furthermore, being a Gym Leader also means that your side job is to protect your region from things such as, you know, various terrorist groups. So yeah, expect to see a lot more ass-whooping coming from these guys.
** In the games, Delibird's are one of the weakest Pokémon stat-wise, and are considered a joke to be used in competitive battle. The BigBad of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc uses one as his main Pokémon, being so well trained it can hold it's own against '''Ho-Oh'''.
9th Feb '16 5:51:19 AM StFan
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* In Anime/{{Mai-Hime}} and Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} a few characters' power levels vary based on which series and media they appear in.
** Shizuru typically has the superpowers associated with the series in all versions except the Mai-Hime manga.
** Haruka is a BadassNormal in the Mai-Hime anime who can't win any fights but [[spoiler:lives long enough after Yukino's child is killed to headbutt Shizuru and toss Yukino her armband]], but is a Hime in the manga. The opposite is true in Mai-Otome; she is a powerful Otome in the anime, endowed with SuperStrength and second in her class after Shizuru, but an ordinary police officer in the manga.
** Both of Yukino's Mai-Hime incarnations are Himes, but play supporting roles (in the anime, she primarily uses her powers for surveillance, while in the manga, she uses hers to support Haruka). In Mai-Otome, she has no powers, and is the president of Airies in the anime and a Windbloom police officer in the manga (albeit skilled enough with a sniper rifle to arguably be more effective in battle than her Hime incarnations)

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* In Anime/{{Mai-Hime}} ''Anime/MaiHime'' and Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} ''Anime/MaiOtome'', a few characters' power levels vary based on which series and media they appear in.
** Shizuru typically has the superpowers associated with the series in all versions except the Mai-Hime ''Manga/MaiHime'' manga.
** Haruka is a BadassNormal in the Mai-Hime ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' anime who can't win any fights but [[spoiler:lives long enough after Yukino's child is killed to headbutt Shizuru and toss Yukino her armband]], but is a Hime in the manga. The opposite is true in Mai-Otome; ''Mai-Otome''; she is a powerful Otome in the anime, endowed with SuperStrength and second in her class after Shizuru, but an ordinary police officer in the manga.
** Both of Yukino's Mai-Hime ''Mai-[=HiME=]'' incarnations are Himes, but play supporting roles (in the anime, she primarily uses her powers for surveillance, while in the manga, she uses hers to support Haruka). In Mai-Otome, ''Mai-Otome'', she has no powers, and is the president of Airies in the anime and a Windbloom police officer in the manga (albeit skilled enough with a sniper rifle to arguably be more effective in battle than her Hime incarnations)
15th Jan '16 8:46:16 AM Gamermaster
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* The title character of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. She was originally conceived as the TokenMiniMoe of ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' whose only role was to be the cute and innocent little sister of main protagonist Kyouya. Even in the mini-scenario where she became a MagicalGirl, she was more adorable than threatening with her heart-shaped wand with little wings. Then when TheAnimeOfTheGame came, Nanoha's wand was replaced with a SwissArmyWeapon WaveMotionGun as she was re-imagined into a LittleMissBadass savior of TheMultiverse who have been called a "(White) Devil" by foes and fans alike due to her ferocity and destructive powers which she does not hesitate to use on even her friends. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriending]], you know? The movie adaptations make her even more badass! In her first movie battle, she obliterate three monsters down at once with one attack. (she didn't learn ''Divine Buster'' until episode 3). Her ''Starlight Breaker'' can nuke a city now and her ''A.C.S. Driver'' can smash Reinforce through several rocks!

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* The title character of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. She was originally conceived as the TokenMiniMoe of ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' whose only role was to be the cute and innocent little sister of main protagonist Kyouya. Even in the mini-scenario where she became a MagicalGirl, she was more adorable than threatening with her heart-shaped wand with little wings. Then when TheAnimeOfTheGame came, Nanoha's wand was replaced with a SwissArmyWeapon WaveMotionGun as she was re-imagined into a LittleMissBadass savior of TheMultiverse who have been called a "(White) Devil" by foes and fans alike due to her ferocity and destructive powers which she does not hesitate to use on even her friends. [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriending]], you know? The movie adaptations make her even more badass! In her first movie battle, she obliterate three monsters down at once with one attack. (she didn't learn ''Divine Buster'' until episode 3). Her ''Starlight Breaker'' can nuke a city now and her ''A.C.S. Driver'' can smash Reinforce through several skyscraper sized rocks!
4th Jan '16 1:53:18 PM Willbyr
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* Analyser from ''UchuuSenkanYamato''. 3-foot-tall LoveableSexManiac in the anime, ''over 20-foot-tall HumongousMecha'' in the 2010 movie.

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* Analyser from ''UchuuSenkanYamato''.''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''. 3-foot-tall LoveableSexManiac in the anime, ''over 20-foot-tall HumongousMecha'' in the 2010 movie.
2nd Jan '16 11:00:21 AM Tropetastic1995
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** By the time of the XY series, Steven has become the Hoenn Champion and mastered Mega Evolution, although by that point his game counterpart has done so as well.
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