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7th Jun '17 2:00:44 PM WillKeaton
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** In "UFoe" when Darkwing insults a highly advance alien race, they punish him by de-evolving him into a Neanderthal. Launchpad convinces them to change him back.

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** In "UFoe" "[=UFoe=]" when Darkwing insults a highly advance alien race, they punish him by de-evolving him into a Neanderthal. Launchpad convinces them to change him back.
7th Jun '17 1:53:02 PM WillKeaton
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* An issue of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigra Tigra]]'' [[note]](no, not [[ThunderCats Tygra]])[[/note]] had a scientist of the Cat People developing a ray to turn the heroine back to her human form. An renegade CP got ahold of it and used it as a devolving ray. [[note]][[spoiler:Cat People usually devolved into big cats. When turned on the bad guy, he devolved in a ''house cat''.]][[/note]]

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* An issue of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigra Tigra]]'' [[note]](no, not [[ThunderCats Tygra]])[[/note]] had a scientist of the Cat People developing a ray to turn the heroine back to her human form. An renegade CP got ahold of it and used it as a devolving ray. [[note]][[spoiler:Cat [[note]]Cat People usually devolved into big cats. When turned on the bad guy, he devolved in a ''house cat''.]][[/note]][[/note]]
16th Mar '17 9:37:38 AM nombretomado
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* Many superhero RolePlayingGames like ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' and the original ''[[MarvelUniverse Marvel Superheroes Role-Playing Game]]'' include, among the list of powers available to players, some sort of "Hyper-Evolution" power that lets a hero shift up and down along their "evolutionary path," generally affording them the ability to "devolve" into cave-man form (temporarily lower their intelligence to raise their strength). In Mayfair Games' ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'' RPG this was covered by the Mutation power.

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* Many superhero RolePlayingGames like ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' and the original ''[[MarvelUniverse ''[[Franchise/MarvelUniverse Marvel Superheroes Role-Playing Game]]'' include, among the list of powers available to players, some sort of "Hyper-Evolution" power that lets a hero shift up and down along their "evolutionary path," generally affording them the ability to "devolve" into cave-man form (temporarily lower their intelligence to raise their strength). In Mayfair Games' ''TabletopGame/DCHeroes'' RPG this was covered by the Mutation power.
31st Dec '16 7:26:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Dinaurians in ''FossilFighters'' have ray-guns that de-evolve humans into "theriodontia", rat-like ancestral mammals.

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* The Dinaurians in ''FossilFighters'' ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' have ray-guns that de-evolve humans into "theriodontia", rat-like ancestral mammals.
30th Dec '16 5:08:37 PM nombretomado
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** ''DCUniverseOnline'' has Grodd using a similar plan.

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** ''DCUniverseOnline'' ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' has Grodd using a similar plan.
13th Nov '16 12:41:52 PM nombretomado
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** One episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' had Gorilla Grodd construct a "devolution" ray (his own words) that turned humans into humanoid gorillas... including Comicbook/{{Superman}}, who is not human at all. After his plan failed even Lex Luthor [[WhoWritesThisCrap complained how stupid the whole thing sounded]] and [[KlingonPromotion used it as the pretext to take over the Legion sooner than he planned.]]

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** One episode of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' had Gorilla Grodd construct a "devolution" ray (his own words) that turned humans into humanoid gorillas... including Comicbook/{{Superman}}, who is not human at all. After his plan failed even Lex Luthor [[WhoWritesThisCrap complained how stupid the whole thing sounded]] and [[KlingonPromotion used it as the pretext to take over the Legion sooner than he planned.]]
9th Nov '16 12:14:29 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* An edition of "Justice League of America" featured an "villain" called Anachronus, who bragged to Snapper Carr (the JLA's Rick Jones expy) that he had just used his De-Evolution ray gun to de-evolve the entire JLA into amoebas; however, the arrival of the JLA exposed the villain as a compulsive fantasist, recently escaped from a State mental hospital.
9th Nov '16 12:09:43 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* An advertisement for Guinness titled "noitulove"(evolution backwards) featured a group of men leaving a pub and de-evolving through cavemen, apes, dinosaurs, amphibians and ending up as lungfish.
3rd Jul '16 5:13:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s Kanohi Ignika, the Legendary [[MaskOfPower Mask of Life]]. Having been sentient, it was able to do this to others by itself, without a user. It can also do the opposite, ''increasing'' a creature's [[EvolutionaryLevels evolutionary level]], because hey, it's the Mask of ''Life''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s Kanohi Ignika, the Legendary [[MaskOfPower Mask of Life]]. Having been sentient, it was able to do this to others by itself, without a user. It can also do the opposite, ''increasing'' a creature's [[EvolutionaryLevels evolutionary level]], because hey, it's the Mask of ''Life''.
3rd Jul '16 1:23:11 PM Morgenthaler
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** Then in another episode, Dr. Zygote uses the ray again to further evolve himself into a more advanced form, from a big brained alien, to a lemurian, to a floating giant brain, and finally into a flash of light. At the end, he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "evolved beyond good and evil" and left]]. There was a subversion along the way, as he became a [[strike:chicken]] fowl-like humanoid similar to Max's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] Virgil, who mentioned humanity will find the form enjoyable, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmB5NDeziMk much to Max's surprise.]]

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** Then in another episode, Dr. Zygote uses the ray again to further evolve himself into a more advanced form, from a big brained alien, to a lemurian, to a floating giant brain, and finally into a flash of light. At the end, he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence "evolved beyond good and evil" and left]]. There was a subversion along the way, as he became a [[strike:chicken]] fowl-like humanoid similar to Max's [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] mentor Virgil, who mentioned humanity will find the form enjoyable, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmB5NDeziMk much to Max's surprise.]]
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