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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.
10th Feb '17 9:48:33 AM Gamermaster
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** Subverted in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT''. Nanoha starts off far more powerful than [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent her main series counterpart did]] since she actually has swordsmanship training, but the lack of magic in that continuity means that she is weaker in the long run.
4th Feb '17 6:06:15 AM SpinAttaxx
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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. 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]].

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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. standstill.
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Mewtwo (at least the one from ''Mewtwo Strikes Back'') is this trope in his own right, despite already being the ultimate badass [[{{Mons}} mon]] a powerful {{Olympus Mon|s}} in the games to begin with.original games. 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]].



** Ash's Pikachu is extremely powerful, well beyond any average Pikachu (a fact that is pointed out early in the series). It can even knock out ground-type Pokémon when in the games ground-types are immune to electric attacks.
** The iconic red-and-white Pokeball. In the games they're only really used very early into the game as they have a low catch rate. They're mostly only useful for very low-level Pokemon and even then it's not unheard of an under level 10 Pokemon to break out the Pokeball if their [=HP=] isn't down enough. In the anime however all the other Pokeballs (such as the Ultra Ball and Hyper Ball) [[DemotedToExtra are basically nonexistent]] and are little more than cameos most of the time. Basic pokeballs are used to catch any Pokemon, no matter how powerful. It's ''extremely'' rare to see Pokemon not being caught in a basic Pokeball.

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** Ash's Pikachu is extremely powerful, well beyond any average Pikachu (a fact that is pointed out early in the series). It can even knock out ground-type Pokémon Ground-type Pokémon, when in the games ground-types Ground-types are immune to electric attacks.
** The iconic red-and-white Pokeball.Poké Ball. In the games they're only really used very early into the game as they have a low catch rate. They're mostly only useful for very low-level Pokemon and even then it's not unheard of an under level 10 Pokemon to break out the Pokeball if their [=HP=] isn't down enough. In the anime however animé, however, all the other Pokeballs Poké Balls (such as the Ultra Ball and Hyper Dusk Ball) [[DemotedToExtra are basically nonexistent]] and are little more than cameos most of the time. Basic pokeballs Poké Balls are used to catch any Pokemon, Pokémon, no matter how powerful. It's ''extremely'' rare to see Pokemon not being caught in a basic Pokeball.Poké Ball.
** The legendary birds in the games aren't said to be anything more than very rare and exceptionally powerful bird Pokémon. ''Anime/Pokemon2000'' makes them {{Physical God}}s whose very existence controls the weather and are more than capable of ending it entirely. The three of them are even a match for Lugia, who's meant to quell their fighting.
** Genesect isn't a slow Pokémon in the games by any means, but the Red Genesect in ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'' [[RedOnesGoFaster is able to fly at incredible speeds]] that only Mega Mewtwo Y can match.
** Greninja is already among the most powerful starter Pokémon (especially if it has [[ConfusionFu Protean]]), but Ash's Greninja outright gets a SuperMode exclusive to it that makes it even more powerful.
** 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.
26th Jan '17 8:43:30 AM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'' does this to Berserker. In the original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', he fights like, well, a mindless berserker. In Unlimited Blade Works, he demonstrates swordsmanship skill and awareness of his surroundings, like when Saber traps his sword and attempts to decapitate him, only for him to let go of his sword and backflip out of the way.
24th Jan '17 3:19:58 AM ShorinBJ
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** While [[ShowyInvincibleHero Vegito]] was already a StoryBreakerPower in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga, the ''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.
** A Downplayed example, but Freeza put up a much better fight with Super Saiyan Goku in the anime compared to the manga. In the manga, although Freeza did decently, it was clear from the onsite that he never had a chance of winning and that was before his power started to fail him. In the anime, Freeza got several good hits in and gave Goku the fight of his life (although he still had no real chance of winning) before his stamina gave and was reduced to a non-threat by the end of the battle.

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** While [[ShowyInvincibleHero Vegito]] was already a StoryBreakerPower in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga, the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' anime [[UpToEleven made him even more so.]] In the manga, he immediately turn turns [[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.
** A Downplayed example, but Freeza put up a much better fight with Super Saiyan Goku in the anime compared to the manga. In the manga, although Freeza did decently, it was clear from the onsite outset that he never had a chance of winning and that was before his power started to fail him. In the anime, Freeza got several good hits in and gave Goku the fight of his life (although he still had no real chance of winning) before his stamina gave and was reduced to a non-threat by the end of the battle.
24th Jan '17 3:14:16 AM ShorinBJ
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* Syaoran Li to an extent in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' anime. While still under the same inability to catch cards himself, stipulations allow him to earn several cards of his own, most of which he is rather apt with. This allows him to act as a far more effective rival for Sakura, even earning his own trial in the Final Judgement. Even after losing all his cards to Sakura his acts in assisting and protecting her often prove astonishing, with him suggested to still be at a similar or higher level of magical power than her by the closing movie (albeit partly due to lacking a plot point of the manga that rendered Sakura unmatchable in power).

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* Syaoran Li to an extent in the ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' anime. While still under the same inability to catch cards himself, stipulations allow him to earn several cards of his own, most of which he is rather apt adept with. This allows him to act as a far more effective rival for Sakura, even earning his own trial in the Final Judgement. Even after losing all his cards to Sakura Sakura, his acts in assisting and protecting her often prove astonishing, with him suggested to still be at a similar or higher level of magical power than her by the closing movie (albeit partly due to lacking a plot point of the manga that rendered Sakura unmatchable in power).
11th Jan '17 6:55:27 AM GlitteringFlowers
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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 everyone else)]]; 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]]'', 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)]]; 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 Jan '17 6:54:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the Mitsuki Oosawa manga adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', WhiteMagicianGirl Diadora moves closer to the Competence Zone. Especially when she [[spoiler: takes King Clement's castle with only back up from Lachesis and Aira, ''without killing anyone'' and relaying in trickery and magic than brute force]], and 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.]]

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* In the Mitsuki Oosawa manga adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', WhiteMagicianGirl Diadora Deirdre moves ''quite'' closer to the Competence Zone. Especially when she [[spoiler: takes King Clement's castle with only back up from Lachesis Raquesis and Aira, Aya, ''without killing anyone'' and relaying in trickery and magic than brute force]], and the expanded version of her confrontation with [[spoiler: Manfroy, 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.Shanan (plus she may have been captured but ''succeeds in protecting everyone else)]]; 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.]]



* In the original ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' series, Natsuko was mostly a DistressedDamsel and Honey's friend/potential lesbian lover. In the live-action movie and the ''RE Cutie Honey'' OVA series, she's a badass adult policewoman with a talent for using firearms.

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* In the original ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' series, Natsuko was mostly a DistressedDamsel and Honey's friend/potential lesbian lover. In the live-action movie and the ''RE Cutie Honey'' OVA series, she's a badass adult policewoman with a talent for using firearms.firearms (and still is Honey's potential lesbian lover).



* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' gives us Izanagi. In [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the game]], Izanagi's just a cool-looking Persona with low-tier stat growth/elemental affinities/skills that most players will have gotten rid of by the second dungeon; but in the anime he comes off as the biggest badass of the entire bunch, regularly being the go to Persona when Yu needs to wipe out a particularly dangerous Shadow. Then again, it is possible to fuse a really badass Izanagi with skills like Primal Force, Angelic Grace, and Power Charge. ''Much'' later in the game, that is.

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* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' gives us has Izanagi. In [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} the game]], Izanagi's just a cool-looking Persona with low-tier stat growth/elemental affinities/skills that most players will have gotten rid of by the second dungeon; but in the anime he comes off as the biggest badass of the entire bunch, regularly being the go to Persona when Yu needs to wipe out a particularly dangerous Shadow. Then again, it is possible to fuse a really badass Izanagi with skills like Primal Force, Angelic Grace, and Power Charge. ''Much'' later in the game, that is.
5th Jan '17 1:38:44 PM EDP
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** The iconic red-and-white Pokeball. In the games they're only really used very early into the game as they have a low catch rate. They're mostly only useful for very low-level Pokemon and even then it's not unheard of an under level 10 Pokemon to break out the Pokeball if they're [=HP=] isn't down enough. In the anime however all the other Pokeballs (such as the Ultra Ball and Hyper Ball) [[DemotedToExtra are basically nonexistent]] and are little more than cameos most of the time. Basic pokeballs are used to catch any Pokemon, no matter how powerful. It's ''extremely'' rare to see Pokemon not being caught in a basic Pokeball.

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** The iconic red-and-white Pokeball. In the games they're only really used very early into the game as they have a low catch rate. They're mostly only useful for very low-level Pokemon and even then it's not unheard of an under level 10 Pokemon to break out the Pokeball if they're their [=HP=] isn't down enough. In the anime however all the other Pokeballs (such as the Ultra Ball and Hyper Ball) [[DemotedToExtra are basically nonexistent]] and are little more than cameos most of the time. Basic pokeballs are used to catch any Pokemon, no matter how powerful. It's ''extremely'' rare to see Pokemon not being caught in a basic Pokeball.


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* 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.
19th Dec '16 7:39:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Most of the Gym Leaders. 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.

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** Most of the Gym Leaders. 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 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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