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20th Jan '16 12:48:32 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* During the Superior Iron Man run, Tony had a symbiote based armour. After ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', he switched to an armour that can morph but isn't, you know, kind of alive. And it can do pretty much everything all his old armours could do - even [[spoiler: Victor Von Doom]] was impressed.
14th Jan '16 3:19:00 AM mephistos
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[[folder:Live-Action Film]] * The symbiote that plays a large role in SpiderMan3 has this effect, attaching first to Peter Parker's suit and providing him increased abilities, and also accentuating aspects of his personality. It later becomes detached from Parker and connects to his nemesis with similar effect. [[/folder]]
3rd Dec '15 7:28:44 PM intastiel
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. Shardplate will change shape to perfectly fit any wearer, but other than that it grants everyone the same powers and advantages [[spoiler: so far, at any rate.]]
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. Shardplate will change shape to perfectly fit any wearer, wearer perfectly, but other than that it grants everyone the same powers and advantages [[spoiler: so far, at any rate.]]advantages.
24th Nov '15 4:07:48 PM Saelorn
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* In the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} supplement ''Shards of the Exalted Dream'' we are introduced to "Modern Alchemicals" which has themodularity and adaptability of the Alchemical Exalted and removes their utter dependence on infrastructure. In a way, all Exaltations qualify for this, save that they are less "armour" and more "omnitool".
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* In the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} supplement ''Shards of the Exalted Dream'' we are introduced to "Modern Alchemicals" which has themodularity the modularity and adaptability of the Alchemical Exalted and removes their utter dependence on infrastructure. In a way, all Exaltations qualify for this, save that they are less "armour" and more "omnitool".
10th Nov '15 5:28:04 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersDarkCybertron'' had Jhiaxus use one of these to mimic Starscream's new body, giving him all of the latter's abilities and a similar appearance.
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* ''ComicBook/TransformersDarkCybertron'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersDarkCybertron'' had Jhiaxus use one of these to mimic Starscream's new body, giving him all of the latter's abilities and a similar appearance.
5th Oct '15 4:10:17 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Captain Mar-Vell's armor-suit can morph into various weapons.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Captain Mar-Vell's armor-suit can morph into various weapons.
31st Aug '15 8:40:05 PM Josef5678
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Misuse. The Dev Team Thinks Of Everything is not about attention to detail outside of player actions.
* The Allies in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' field the [[TanksButNoTanks Multigunner IFV]], an adaptive ''jeep'' that would power up any infantry put inside ([[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything including the other factions']]). There was also a base defense version. Hilariously enough, a Multigunner Turret seen through the fog of war would appear to have ''all'' its possible addons, including several guns, a missile rack, a lightning gun, a freeze ray, a plasma beam, an energy bow, a ninja star launcher, and some kind of automatic repair arm.
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* The Allies in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' field the [[TanksButNoTanks Multigunner IFV]], an adaptive ''jeep'' that would power up any infantry put inside ([[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything including (including the other factions']]).factions). There was also a base defense version. Hilariously enough, a Multigunner Turret seen through the fog of war would appear to have ''all'' its possible addons, including several guns, a missile rack, a lightning gun, a freeze ray, a plasma beam, an energy bow, a ninja star launcher, and some kind of automatic repair arm.
25th Aug '15 7:58:47 PM Adept
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* In TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds' core setting ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'', this trope is filled by the Star Knight Corps, combined Expys of the GreenLanternCorps and RomSpaceKnight * In the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} supplement ''Shards of the Exalted Dream'' we are introduced to "Modern Alchemicals" - essentially a {{Guyver}}-ripoff which takes the modularity and adaptability of the Alchemical Exalted and removes their utter dependence on infrastructure. In a way, all Exaltations qualify for this, save that they are less "armour" and more "omnitool".
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* In TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds' core setting ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'', this trope is filled by the Star Knight Corps, combined Expys of the GreenLanternCorps ComicBook/GreenLanternCorps and RomSpaceKnight ComicBook/RomSpaceKnight * In the TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} supplement ''Shards of the Exalted Dream'' we are introduced to "Modern Alchemicals" - essentially a {{Guyver}}-ripoff which takes the modularity has themodularity and adaptability of the Alchemical Exalted and removes their utter dependence on infrastructure. In a way, all Exaltations qualify for this, save that they are less "armour" and more "omnitool".
11th Jul '15 4:51:55 PM ToaofGallifrey
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* Coincidentally (as it came before the trope was defined[[note]] and no, we're not sure whether it had any influence on the trope name[[/note]]), ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' had the Toa Nuva acquire gear ''called'' Adaptive Armor just before they went to Karda Nui. (Lewa Nuva's sky forme armor pictured) True to the trope, said armor can adapt to terrain and enemies; it gave them flight capabilities (propellors, wings, jetpacks) for Karda Nui's sky-high setting and light energy weapons for use against the shadowy Makuta.
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* Coincidentally (as it came before the trope was defined[[note]] and no, we're not sure whether it had any influence on the trope name[[/note]]), ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' had the Toa Nuva acquire gear ''called'' Adaptive Armor just before they went to Karda Nui. (Lewa Nuva's sky forme armor pictured) True to the trope, said armor can adapt to terrain and enemies; it gave them flight capabilities (propellors, wings, jetpacks) for Karda Nui's sky-high setting and light energy weapons for use against the shadowy Makuta.
9th Mar '15 8:08:18 AM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Berserker Armor that Guts wears is this trope. Besides the fact that the helmet shape changes form according to the wearer's [[AnimalMotif inner beast]] (in Guts's case, the dog-like beast), it increases the wearer's endurance and power, but at the cost of allowing the wearer to surpass their physical limit by making their subconscious unaware of physical injuries (though while wearing the armor, massive wounds can be temporarily healed - but this is done by the armor piercing splinters through the skin). Oh, and it also causes temporary insanity by making the wearer go [[TheBerserker berserk]], and is insinuated that [[DeadlyUpgrade long term use will cause mental deterioration.]] It is a [[{{Curse}} cursed]] piece of armor, after all.
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Berserker Armor that Guts wears is this trope.wears. Besides the fact that the helmet shape changes form according to the wearer's [[AnimalMotif inner beast]] (in Guts's case, the dog-like beast), it increases the wearer's endurance and power, but at the cost of allowing the wearer to surpass their physical limit by making their subconscious unaware of physical injuries (though while wearing the armor, massive wounds can be temporarily healed - but this is done by the armor piercing splinters through the skin). Oh, and it also causes temporary insanity by making the wearer go [[TheBerserker berserk]], and is insinuated that [[DeadlyUpgrade long term use will cause mental deterioration.]] It is a [[{{Curse}} cursed]] {{curse}}d piece of armor, after all.

* The Goku Uniforms in Anime/KillLaKill are all made using a special material called Life Fibers that grant the person wearing them enhanced [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman strength, speed, and durability,]] but it's the Kamui (often translated as "God Robes" in fan dubs) that really stand out. The majority of uniforms are woven with only a certain amount of fibers (A [[{{Mooks}} One Star ]] uniform is made up of 10% Life Fibers, a [[EliteMook Two Star]] with 20%, and [[FiveBadBand Three Stars]] are made with 30%), with more powerful uniforms having a higher percentage of fibers. Kamui are unique in that they are made ''entirely'' of Life Fibers (100%), and their powers are exponentially greater than the other uniforms. However, it comes with a cost of using the wearer's blood as fuel, and the wearer also has to have the willpower to maintain that power without overloading. One of the Kamui, Senketsu, is sentient and has a psychic link with the main protagonist. Kamui can transform all or parts of themselves into weapons, wings, claws, and even rockets to allow the wearer to fly. Give a Kamui too much blood, however, and the results are ''[[UnstoppableRage not]]'' [[HumanoidAbomination pretty.]]
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* The Goku Uniforms in Anime/KillLaKill ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are all made using a special material called Life Fibers that grant the person wearing them enhanced [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman strength, speed, and durability,]] but it's the Kamui (often translated as "God Robes" in fan dubs) that really stand out. The majority of uniforms are woven with only a certain amount of fibers (A [[{{Mooks}} One Star ]] uniform is made up of 10% Life Fibers, a [[EliteMook Two Star]] with 20%, and [[FiveBadBand Three Stars]] are made with 30%), with more powerful uniforms having a higher percentage of fibers. Kamui are unique in that they are made ''entirely'' of Life Fibers (100%), and their powers are exponentially greater than the other uniforms. However, it comes with a cost of using the wearer's blood as fuel, and the wearer also has to have the willpower to maintain that power without overloading. One of the Kamui, Senketsu, is sentient and has a psychic link with the main protagonist. Kamui can transform all or parts of themselves into weapons, wings, claws, and even rockets to allow the wearer to fly. Give a Kamui too much blood, however, and the results are ''[[UnstoppableRage not]]'' [[HumanoidAbomination pretty.]]

* The boringly but appropriately named Suits in Creator/AlastairReynolds ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Revelation Space]]'' books are this, effectively turning their wearers into [[FlyingBrick Flying Bricks]] and providing a pretty devastating range of weapons via a HyperspaceArsenal. They're potentially smart, but not sentient or intelligent. Capable of operating independently as an AttackDrone. Used quite casually by the super-high-tech Ultras, but considered an exceptionally rare and valuable weapon of GameBreaker status by the embattled citizens of Sky's Edge.
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* The boringly but appropriately named Suits in Creator/AlastairReynolds ''[[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Revelation Space]]'' Creator/AlastairReynolds' ''Literature/{{Revelation Space|Series}}'' books are this, effectively turning their wearers into [[FlyingBrick Flying Bricks]] and providing a pretty devastating range of weapons via a HyperspaceArsenal. They're potentially smart, but not sentient or intelligent. Capable of operating independently as an AttackDrone. Used quite casually by the super-high-tech Ultras, but considered an exceptionally rare and valuable weapon of GameBreaker status by the embattled citizens of Sky's Edge.

* ''[[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Kid Icarus: Uprising]]'' downplays this during the final chapter, but it's still there. [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure's stats are influenced by the weapon you equip to the battle, so picking a good weapon is still necessary.]]
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* ''[[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Kid Icarus: Uprising]]'' ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' downplays this during the final chapter, but it's still there. [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure's stats are influenced by the weapon you equip to the battle, so picking a good weapon is still necessary.]]

[[folder:WebOriginal]] * ''[[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Kid Icarus: Uprising]]'' downplays this during From the final chapter, but it's still there. [[spoiler:The Great Sacred Treasure's stats are influenced by ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Rainbow Knight's "PoweredArmor" is actually a piece of alien biotechnology that molded itself onto his body. Beyond some standard capabilities (like superhuman strength, [[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]], and [[IBelieveICanFly flight]]), the weapon you equip to armor's capabilities [[SwissArmyWeapon change depending on the battle, wearer's needs]]. * In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', the Sapphire Star assassin had a suit of bio-armor (actually [[spoiler:a Gestaltian female]]) that among other things gave her extreme speed and strength, deployable wings, an (extra) [[BewareMyStingerTail venomous sting]], and ''very'' powerful [[FunctionalMagic lux abilities]]. Unfortunately, it wasn't properly tuned for her, so picking it also gave her a good weapon is still necessary.]]nearly fatal allergic reaction. [[/folder]]

[[folder:WebOriginal]] * From the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Rainbow Knight's "PoweredArmor" is actually a piece of alien biotechnology that molded itself onto his body. Beyond some standard capabilities (like superhuman strength, [[NighInvulnerable invulnerability]], and [[IBelieveICanFly flight]]), the armor's capabilities [[SwissArmyWeapon change depending on the wearer's needs]]. * In ''Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger'', the Sapphire Star assassin had a suit of bio-armor (actually [[spoiler:a Gestaltian female]]) that among other things gave her extreme speed and strength, deployable wings, an (extra) [[BewareMyStingerTail venomous sting]], and ''very'' powerful [[FunctionalMagic lux abilities]]. Unfortunately, it wasn't properly tuned for her, so it also gave her a nearly fatal allergic reaction. [[/folder]]
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