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14th Oct '17 10:06:30 AM MagBas
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** Zigzagged with the [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan God]] form, which arguably gets this treatment in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. In ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', Super Saiyan God was the definition of AwesomeButImpractical: it gave Goku the power to battle Beerus on more or less equal grounds, but it only lasted for a few minutes short enough that Goku lost the transformation in the middle of the fight, and actually performed better fighting as a normal Super Saiyan, since he absorbed the power of godhood. Here, while the end result is pretty much the same, Super Saiyan God lasts much longer and overall has a better showing, including slowly destroying the universe just by fighting Beerus. Much later on, it's also revealed Goku can transform into the form at will, making for a weaker and slower but less stamina-consuming alternative for Super Saiyan Blue. However, the form never really pushes Beerus anywhere close to his full power, wheras in the movie, by comparison, [[spoiler: Beerus used almost 70% of his power]]. This is more Beerus being and AdaptationalBadass, though, rather than the God form being weaker. In ''Super'' it also seems to give Goku a type of HealingFactor, since he recovers from being impaled through the stomach.
** As mentoined above, Beerus is a straight example: Generally speaking, the gap between Beerus, Whis, and the rest of the cast is made to be much wider than it was in the original movie.

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** Zigzagged with the The [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan God]] form, which arguably form gets this treatment in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. In ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', Super Saiyan God was the definition of AwesomeButImpractical: it gave Goku the power to battle Beerus on more or less equal grounds, but it only lasted for a few minutes short enough that Goku lost the transformation in the middle of the fight, and actually performed better fighting as a normal Super Saiyan, since he absorbed the power of godhood. Here, while the end result is pretty much the same, Super Saiyan God lasts much longer and overall has a better showing, including slowly destroying the universe just by fighting Beerus. Much later on, it's also revealed Goku can transform into the form at will, making for a weaker and slower but less stamina-consuming alternative for Super Saiyan Blue. However, the form never really pushes Beerus anywhere close to his full power, wheras in the movie, by comparison, [[spoiler: Beerus used almost 70% of his power]]. This is more Beerus being and AdaptationalBadass, though, rather than the God form being weaker. In ''Super'' it also seems to give Goku a type of HealingFactor, since he recovers from being impaled through the stomach.\n
** As mentoined above, Beerus is a straight example: Beerus: Generally speaking, the gap between Beerus, Whis, and the rest of the cast is made to be much wider than it was in the original movie.
14th Oct '17 6:54:44 AM SpinAttaxx
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** In the games, while Kyurem can be powerful on its own right, it pales compared to the rest of the trio master. And it needs to fuse with Zekrom or Reshiram with a DNA Splicer to become Black/White Kyurem. In ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', not only is Kyurem a dangerous and feared Pokémon by itself, but it can also transform without needing to absorb either of the two dragons.

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** In the games, while Kyurem can be powerful on in its own right, it pales compared to the rest of the trio master. And Zekrom and Reshiram, and it needs to fuse with Zekrom or Reshiram with a DNA Splicer either of them to become the far stronger Black/White Kyurem. In ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', not only is Kyurem a dangerous and feared Pokémon by itself, but it can also transform without needing to absorb either of the two dragons.



** Perhaps the king of this trope in the anime is Unown. In ''Anime/Pokemon3'', the species is depicted as a [[LovecraftLite borderline-Lovecraftian]] race that can teleport people to other dimensions, allow a child to create an illusionary Entei as powerful and dangerous as the real thing, and even manipulate reality at will. In the games? [[JokeCharacter It has low stats, never evolves, and only ever learns Hidden Power]].



* In ''/Anime/PokemonOrigins'', Giovanni. In the games, while the BigBad and a powerful opponent, his Pokemon for the Gym Battle (the strongest team he fields) are either inferior or on par with Lorelei's, the weakest of the Elite Four. Here he's ''far'' stronger, on par or stronger than even Blue's final team, using two Pokemon to Red's six in the Gym Battle and his Rhyhorn alone beating ''five'' of Red's before suffering a DoubleKO (and could have outright won had it not suffered recoil damage from two Take Downs) and Charizard barely winning against Rhydon.

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* In ''/Anime/PokemonOrigins'', Giovanni. ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'': In the games, while Giovanni is the BigBad and a powerful opponent, his Pokemon for the Gym Battle (the strongest team he fields) are either inferior or on par with Lorelei's, the weakest of the Elite Four. Here he's ''far'' stronger, on par or stronger than even Blue's final team, using two Pokemon to Red's six in the Gym Battle and his Rhyhorn alone beating ''five'' of Red's before suffering a DoubleKO (and could have outright won had it not suffered recoil damage from two Take Downs) and Charizard barely winning against Rhydon.
26th Aug '17 6:14:16 AM Tropetastic1995
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** The [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan God]] form gets this treatment in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. In ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', Super Saiyan God was the definition of AwesomeButImpractical: it gave Goku the power to battle Beerus on more or less equal grounds, but it only lasted for a few minutes short enough that Goku lost the transformation in the middle of the fight, and actually performed better fighting as a normal Super Saiyan, since he absorbed the power of godhood. Here, while the end result is pretty much the same, Super Saiyan God lasts much longer and overall has a better showing, including slowly destroying the universe just by fighting Beerus and, even if it was brief, proves able to stand up to Beerus' full power. In the movie, by comparison, [[spoiler: Beerus never used more than 70% of his power]]. It also seems to give Goku a type of HealingFactor, since he recovers from being impaled through the stomach.

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** The Zigzagged with the [[PhysicalGod Super Saiyan God]] form form, which arguably gets this treatment in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. In ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', Super Saiyan God was the definition of AwesomeButImpractical: it gave Goku the power to battle Beerus on more or less equal grounds, but it only lasted for a few minutes short enough that Goku lost the transformation in the middle of the fight, and actually performed better fighting as a normal Super Saiyan, since he absorbed the power of godhood. Here, while the end result is pretty much the same, Super Saiyan God lasts much longer and overall has a better showing, including slowly destroying the universe just by fighting Beerus. Much later on, it's also revealed Goku can transform into the form at will, making for a weaker and slower but less stamina-consuming alternative for Super Saiyan Blue. However, the form never really pushes Beerus and, even if it was brief, proves able anywhere close to stand up to Beerus' his full power. In power, wheras in the movie, by comparison, [[spoiler: Beerus never used more than almost 70% of his power]]. It This is more Beerus being and AdaptationalBadass, though, rather than the God form being weaker. In ''Super'' it also seems to give Goku a type of HealingFactor, since he recovers from being impaled through the stomach.stomach.
** As mentoined above, Beerus is a straight example: Generally speaking, the gap between Beerus, Whis, and the rest of the cast is made to be much wider than it was in the original movie.
1st Aug '17 8:18:50 PM flamemario12
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** In the games, Delibird is considered to be one of the weakest Pokémon as its overall stats are rather low, it cannot evolve and it only learns Present via Level Up. 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 a ''[[OlympusMons Ho-Oh]]''.

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** In the games, Delibird is considered to be one of the weakest Pokémon as its overall stats are rather low, it cannot evolve and it only learns Present via Level Up. The BigBad of the Gold, Silver, and Crystal arc uses one as his main Pokémon, being so well trained it can hold it's its own against a ''[[OlympusMons Ho-Oh]]''.
2nd Jul '17 6:17:54 AM flamemario12
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** Kyurem is among the weaker legendary Pokémon, and is only really effective when transformed into Black/White Kyurem, which it can only achieve by fusing with Zekrom and Reshiram. In ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', not only is Kyurem a dangerous and feared Pokémon by itself, but it can also transform without needing to absorb either of the two dragons.

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** In the games, while Kyurem is among can be powerful on its own right, it pales compared to the weaker legendary Pokémon, and is only really effective when transformed into rest of the trio master. And it needs to fuse with Zekrom or Reshiram with a DNA Splicer to become Black/White Kyurem, which it can only achieve by fusing with Zekrom and Reshiram.Kyurem. In ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', not only is Kyurem a dangerous and feared Pokémon by itself, but it can also transform without needing to absorb either of the two dragons.
17th May '17 7:42:45 AM Godzillawolf
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** This trope is invoked for Yamcha in the Dragon Ball side manga, ''The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha''. As the title suggests, the main character is an ordinary teenager who dies and gets reincarnated as Yamcha. Being well aware of [[MemeticLoser what happens to Yamcha]], he decides to train hard and change that.

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** This trope is invoked for Yamcha in the Dragon Ball side manga, ''The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha''. As the title suggests, the main character is an ordinary teenager who dies and gets reincarnated as Yamcha. Being well aware of [[MemeticLoser what happens to Yamcha]], he decides to train hard and change that. And he ''succeeds''. By the time the Saiyans arrive, his power level is over ''10,000'', letting him easily wipe out ''all'' the Saibamen singlehanded and defeat Nappa on his own. Even though he's not as strong as Vegeta, he's still powerful enough to team up with Goku to defeat him.
15th May '17 8:03:37 AM Megadoomer
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** This trope is invoked for Yamcha in the Dragon Ball side manga, ''The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha''. As the title suggests, the main character is an ordinary teenager who dies and gets reincarnated as Yamcha. Being well aware of [[MemeticLoser what happens to Yamcha]], he decides to train hard and change that.
12th Apr '17 11:32:18 PM Gamermaster
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** Nanoha 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!

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** Nanoha 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 [[PhysicalGod Reinforce]] through several skyscraper sized rocks!
6th Apr '17 8:20:50 PM Karxrida
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* In the Mitsuki Oosawa manga adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', WhiteMagicianGirl Deirdre moves ''quite'' closer to the Competence Zone. Especially when she [[spoiler: takes King Clement's castle with only back up from Raquesis and Aya, ''without killing anyone'' and relaying in trickery and magic than brute force]], the expanded version of her confrontation with [[spoiler: Manfroy in which she ''does'' get kidnapped to follow the melodramatic DownerEnding of the first generation but still attempts to fight him in self-defense and to protect little Shanan (plus she may have been captured but ''succeeds in protecting the castle and everyone else in it'')]]; and the rendition of [[spoiler: her own death, where she had ''already'' guessed that Julius would go EnfanteTerrible on her so she sends Julia away earlier and protects Arvis from Julius.]]

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* In the Mitsuki Oosawa manga adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', WhiteMagicianGirl Deirdre moves ''quite'' closer to the Competence Zone. Especially when she [[spoiler: takes King Clement's castle with only back up from Raquesis and Aya, ''without killing anyone'' and relaying in trickery and magic than brute force]], the expanded version of her confrontation with [[spoiler: Manfroy in which she ''does'' get kidnapped to follow the melodramatic DownerEnding of the first generation but still attempts to fight him in self-defense and to protect little Shanan (plus she may have been captured but ''succeeds in protecting the castle and everyone else in it'')]]; and the rendition of [[spoiler: her own death, where she had ''already'' guessed that Julius would go EnfanteTerrible on her so she sends Julia away earlier and protects Arvis from Julius.]]
11th Feb '17 3:50:53 AM Blazer
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** ''Lillie''. In [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon her home game]], she's an ActualPacifist who hates Pokemon fighting and is only inspired to become a trainer because of how brave and strong the PlayerCharacter is. In the anime, she has a fear of Pokemon, but overcomes it and gets her first Pokemon, the Alolan Vulpix, who easily defeats Team Rocket.
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