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22nd Feb '17 10:10:18 PM Prometheus117
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* Reidak from the ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' series.

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* Reidak from the ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' series. Specifically, any power used to defeat him will be ineffective for the next go around (i.e. he gets knocked down by a giant fist of earth and won't feel a thing if it happens again, even if the fist of earth is twice as big). However, the power seems to have a "reset" function after a battle, and unlike [[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Doomsday]] he won't be coming back from something that actually ''kills'' him.
8th Jan '17 1:43:37 PM nombretomado
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* The UltimateMarvel version of Comicbook/IncredibleHulk has this to a degree-- he has adapted to environments as extreme as the (simulated) surface of [[DeathWorld Venus]]. This is also the reason why his condition can't be cured -- his body adapts to whatever agent is used to prevent the change. Mainstream Hulk has this too, but to a lesser degree and with less consistency since it's one of his lesser known/used/liked powers. He's been shown adapting the ability to breathe under water and survive the vacuum of space for extended periods.
** The UltimateMarvel version of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is implied to be the same; in addition to regenerating damaged tissue, his HealingFactor can modify his physiology to compensate for life-threatening injuries. [[spoiler: For example, decapitating him resulted in him developing the ability to directly oxygenate the blood for his brain through his skin. When his severed head was put in a total vacuum, he went into stasis until brought out.]] Ultimate Nick Fury theorizes that Wolverine's mutant power is less "HealingFactor" and more "survive anything".

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* The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of Comicbook/IncredibleHulk has this to a degree-- he has adapted to environments as extreme as the (simulated) surface of [[DeathWorld Venus]]. This is also the reason why his condition can't be cured -- his body adapts to whatever agent is used to prevent the change. Mainstream Hulk has this too, but to a lesser degree and with less consistency since it's one of his lesser known/used/liked powers. He's been shown adapting the ability to breathe under water and survive the vacuum of space for extended periods.
** The UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} is implied to be the same; in addition to regenerating damaged tissue, his HealingFactor can modify his physiology to compensate for life-threatening injuries. [[spoiler: For example, decapitating him resulted in him developing the ability to directly oxygenate the blood for his brain through his skin. When his severed head was put in a total vacuum, he went into stasis until brought out.]] Ultimate Nick Fury theorizes that Wolverine's mutant power is less "HealingFactor" and more "survive anything".
7th Jan '17 10:13:15 PM ultimomant
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* The character Fraulein Kreutune from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has a brain that rapidly absorbs information from her surrounding environment, then her body slowly evolves.

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* The character In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Fraulein Kreutune from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has a brain that rapidly absorbs information from her surrounding environment, then her body slowly evolves.



* [[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Doomsday]] and (in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}) the Calculator and the Shaggy Man from Franchise/TheDCU. Doomsday is a notable example because his AdaptiveAbility allows him to literally [[ResurrectiveImmortality come back from the dead]] immune to whatever killed him in the first place on top of his HealingFactor. It says something when Franchise/TheDCU heroes, after exhausting just about every option available to hurt/kill him, eventually had to send him to the [[AfterTheEnd the end of time]] just to stop his rampage.

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* [[Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman Doomsday]] and (in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}) the Calculator and the Shaggy Man from Franchise/TheDCU. Doomsday is a notable example because his AdaptiveAbility allows him to literally [[ResurrectiveImmortality come back from the dead]] immune to whatever killed him in the first place on top of his HealingFactor. It says something when Franchise/TheDCU heroes, after exhausting just about every option available to hurt/kill him, eventually had to send him to the [[AfterTheEnd the end of time]] just to stop his rampage. In some stories, Doomsday becomes able to adapt offensive abilities to counter his opponents. For example, when fighting ComicBook/MartianManhunter, he becomes able to hit intangible beings and breathe fire as fire is a Martian's weakness. When Superman tries fighting him at a distance, he becomes able to fire his spikes like harpoons.
26th Dec '16 3:32:53 AM Ramona122003
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** Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possess an enhanced version of the Saiyan's power-up ability in that ''any'' damage caused to him will instantly cause him to become stronger. With this in mind, his powers have gone from being as strong as Super Saiyan 3 Goku to being able to NoSell Blue Vegeta in his base form before unlocking a new Super Saiyan Rose transformation that handily curb stomps him. And this is only the start of a series of power-ups that he obtains.

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** Goku Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possess an enhanced version of the Saiyan's power-up ability in that ''any'' damage caused to him will instantly cause him to become stronger. With this in mind, his His powers have gone from being as strong as Super Saiyan 3 Goku to being able to NoSell Blue Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta in his base form before unlocking a new his [[spoiler: Super Saiyan Rose transformation transformation]] that handily curb stomps him. And this is only the start of a series of power-ups that he obtains.
6th Dec '16 9:17:12 PM TrollMan
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* In ''Film/ShinGodzilla'', Godzilla quickly mutates to counteract new challenges, acclimating to consume radioactive waste, "evolving" stronger legs to walk on land, and [[spoiler: gaining a BeamSpam attack to defend itself]].
1st Dec '16 8:25:06 AM Eddy1215
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** Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possess and enhanced version of the Saiyan's power-up ability in that ''any'' damage caused to him will instantly cause him to become stronger. With this in mind, his powers have gone from being as strong as Super Saiyan 3 Goku to being able to NoSell Blue Vegeta in his base form before unlocking a new Super Saiyan Rose transformation that handily curb stomps him. And this is only the start of a series of power-ups that he obtains.

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** Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possess and an enhanced version of the Saiyan's power-up ability in that ''any'' damage caused to him will instantly cause him to become stronger. With this in mind, his powers have gone from being as strong as Super Saiyan 3 Goku to being able to NoSell Blue Vegeta in his base form before unlocking a new Super Saiyan Rose transformation that handily curb stomps him. And this is only the start of a series of power-ups that he obtains.
1st Dec '16 1:53:39 AM Loekman3
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** ''Anime/TheReturnOfCooler'', anyone? The entire point in that sequel to Cooler's Revenge is that just as Cooler's body was being destroyed, his mind merged with a sentient super-computer/space-ship. The ship rebuilds him as a mechanical lifeform, and now, thanks to the ship's enormous resources, whenever Cooler's body is damaged, the ship simply repairs his body or fabricates a new one with whatever vulnerabilities it learned about removed. This comes to a head when the computer decides Cooler's main flaw is that there's only one of him. Cue enormous army of Meta Coolers.

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** ''Anime/TheReturnOfCooler'', anyone? The entire point in that sequel to Cooler's Revenge ''Anime/DragonBallZTheReturnOfCooler'' is that just as Cooler's body was being destroyed, his mind merged with a sentient super-computer/space-ship. The ship rebuilds him as a mechanical lifeform, and now, thanks to the ship's enormous resources, whenever Cooler's body is damaged, the ship simply repairs his body or fabricates a new one with whatever vulnerabilities it learned about removed. This comes to a head when the computer decides Cooler's main flaw is that there's only one of him. Cue enormous army of Meta Coolers.Coolers.
** Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possess and enhanced version of the Saiyan's power-up ability in that ''any'' damage caused to him will instantly cause him to become stronger. With this in mind, his powers have gone from being as strong as Super Saiyan 3 Goku to being able to NoSell Blue Vegeta in his base form before unlocking a new Super Saiyan Rose transformation that handily curb stomps him. And this is only the start of a series of power-ups that he obtains.
28th Nov '16 11:04:33 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Your own immune system adapts to infections. A vaccine is a weakened sample of a virus, your immune system uses it to learn how to combat the non-weakened version. As a result, you are unlikely to get any particular virus more than once. Chicken pox is a classic example, and since it's much more dangerous to adults, it's recommended to expose kids (or, better, to vaccinate them) to reduce the chance that they'll get it after they grow up.

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* Your own immune system adapts to infections. A vaccine is a weakened sample of a virus, your immune system uses it to learn how to combat the non-weakened version. As a result, you are unlikely to get any particular virus more than once. Chicken pox is a classic example, and since it's much more dangerous to adults, it's recommended to expose kids (or, better, to vaccinate them) to reduce the chance that they'll get it after they grow up. But this also works the other way, since some diseases evolve too quickly for immunity to last very long. This is why new flu shots are issued each year to keep up with new strains.
23rd Nov '16 3:41:01 PM Eddy1215
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* Syndrome's Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a much more mundane version of this, insomuch as anything involving a giant robot can be mundane. The Omnidroid's A.I. is programmed to analyze and understand anything used against it, and then adapt its tactics accordingly. The Omnidroid was tested against supers, and whenever a version was destroyed, Syndrome built a new version based on that data and tested it against the same super (invariably defeating them). Throw rocks at it? It'll throw boulders back. Toss it in lava? It's NighInvulnerable and then will bathe its claws in lava to turn them red-hot. Outspeed, outmaneuver, or outthink it? The next version is faster, more agile, and smarter. [[spoiler: Control it using a remote? It will realize what's going on and attack the remote, removing it from your access. Syndrome finds this out to his own detriment when he attempts to stage a fight with the final version.]]

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* Syndrome's Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a much more mundane version of this, insomuch as anything involving a giant robot can be mundane. The Omnidroid's A.I. is programmed to analyze and understand anything used against it, and then adapt its tactics accordingly. The Omnidroid was tested against supers, and whenever a version was destroyed, [[XanatosGambit Syndrome just built a new version based on that data and tested it against the same super super]] (invariably defeating them). Throw rocks at it? It'll throw boulders back. Toss it in lava? It's NighInvulnerable and then will bathe its claws in lava to turn them red-hot. Outspeed, outmaneuver, or outthink it? The next version is faster, more agile, and smarter. [[spoiler: Control [[spoiler:Control it using a remote? It will realize what's going on and attack the remote, removing it from your access. [[GoneHorriblyRight Syndrome finds this out to his own detriment when he attempts to stage a fight with the final version.version]].]]
23rd Nov '16 3:00:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Syndrome's robot in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a much more mundane version of this. It was tested against Super after Super. If a Super beat it, a new one would be built to counter the method used to beat it last time. There is an EasterEgg on the DVD that shows all the different versions and who destroyed them. There's also a scene in the movie where Mr. Incredible finds the computer showing which versions killed what heroes. It also comes with an A.I. that allows it to adapt to the strategies used against it, but that really only made it as smart as the people it fought.

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* Syndrome's robot Omnidroid in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a much more mundane version of this. It was tested against Super after Super. If this, insomuch as anything involving a Super beat it, a new one would giant robot can be built to counter the method used to beat it last time. There is an EasterEgg on the DVD that shows all the different versions and who destroyed them. There's also a scene in the movie where Mr. Incredible finds the computer showing which versions killed what heroes. It also comes with an mundane. The Omnidroid's A.I. that allows it is programmed to adapt to the strategies analyze and understand anything used against it, but and then adapt its tactics accordingly. The Omnidroid was tested against supers, and whenever a version was destroyed, Syndrome built a new version based on that really only made data and tested it as smart as against the people same super (invariably defeating them). Throw rocks at it? It'll throw boulders back. Toss it fought.in lava? It's NighInvulnerable and then will bathe its claws in lava to turn them red-hot. Outspeed, outmaneuver, or outthink it? The next version is faster, more agile, and smarter. [[spoiler: Control it using a remote? It will realize what's going on and attack the remote, removing it from your access. Syndrome finds this out to his own detriment when he attempts to stage a fight with the final version.]]
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