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28th Sep '16 2:10:40 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Warren becomes this when he gains the Orbs of Nezzla'Khan in Season 6.
27th Sep '16 8:26:55 AM Snowy66
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** After Equinox absorbs a lot of power, Batman and Dr. Fate resort to merging the powers of many superheroes into one person. Of course Batman gets chosen, due to his mind being able to handle the powers. He ends up becoming a gigantic being, dubbed Bat Monolith, with an [[ComboPlatterPowers arsenal of powers]], ranging from Dr. Fate's magic blasts to Green Lantern power ring energy.


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** When Batman gets bitten by a vampire, he gains vampiric powers: ranging from flight, hypnosis, shape shifting, becoming a living shadow, intangibility. Though it turns out to be AllJustADream from the results of vampire induced hallucination.
19th Sep '16 4:58:49 AM Stinkoman87
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** Likewise, Jonouchi from the original YuGiOh. He was about five seconds away from beating the BigBad of season 2, with no magical artifacts or one-of-a-kind super cards. Then in season 4 he gets The Claw of Hermos, letting him turn his monsters into equip spells woth basically any effect he wants.
11th Sep '16 9:24:17 AM LentilSandEater
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* Bun-bun was already one of the most dangerous individuals in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Having him become a godlike personification of holidays took him ''way'' over the top.
** Also the big revelation near the end of "Oceans Unmoving": [[spoiler: Captain Blacksoul is actually Bun-bun riding inside the head of a levitating robot with SuperStrength]].
** Actually, giving Bun-bun superpowerful abilities doesn't seem to change much. The biggest thing that helps him fight battles is sheer attitude regardless.

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* Bun-bun was already one of the most dangerous individuals in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''. Having him become a godlike personification of holidays took him ''way'' over the top.
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top. Also the big revelation near the end of "Oceans Unmoving": [[spoiler: Captain Blacksoul is actually Bun-bun riding inside the head of a levitating robot with SuperStrength]].
** Actually, giving Bun-bun superpowerful abilities doesn't seem to change much. The biggest thing that helps him fight battles is sheer attitude regardless.
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8th Sep '16 4:44:52 PM Elfkaiser
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'', El Dragón was originally a space [[MaskedLuchador luchador]] who was capable of wrestling against various robots in the ring without any enhancements whatsoever. He was the undisputed champion Galactic Holo-Arena in this regard until the Magnus ISIC entered the tournament and ripped El Dragón's arms off. Though wounded in more ways than one, his fighting capabilities were restored when his torn limbs were replaced with giant cybernetic arms. With them, he's not only able to once again battle with his wrestling moves but also use what cyborg enhancements his arms provide.
8th Sep '16 8:31:10 AM SolipSchism
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* ''The Literature/SecondApocalypse'': For most of the first two books, Anasûrimbor Kellhus is about as badass as you can get while still being ''something'' like normal. He's hyper-intelligent and has exceptional strength, endurance, and reflexes, due to two thousand years of breeding and a lifetime of training. However, he doesn't actually have any supernatural abilities ... until Drusas Achamian teaches him the Gnosis, the most powerful sorcery in the modern world. Kellhus, already extremely influential and capable, becomes almost horrifyingly powerful.
26th Aug '16 8:49:18 AM Discar
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* Kaladin of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' starts off solidly BadassNormal, managing to kill a Shardbearer, a feat considered nearly impossible for those without Shards of their own. Then [[spoiler: he starts developing Surgebinding abilities]].

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Kaladin of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' starts off solidly BadassNormal, managing to kill a Shardbearer, a feat considered nearly impossible for those without Shards of their own. Then [[spoiler: he starts developing Surgebinding abilities]].
15th Aug '16 9:58:05 AM DVB
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** There are occasions where Batman has his own PoweredArmor to beat superpowerful foes. He also appears to have a storage of more exotic technology and even supernatural items that he doesn't use in his normal crimefighting.

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** There are occasions where Batman has his own PoweredArmor to beat superpowerful foes. He also appears to does have a storage of more exotic technology and even supernatural items that he doesn't use in his normal crimefighting.crimefighting, but tend to be used when working with the Justice League or during drastic events.
9th Aug '16 11:23:39 AM triscion
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* Mwu La Flaga of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', a rare Natural ace pilot on a battlefield dominated by DesignerBabies, is eventually revealed to have "enhanced spatial awareness". Which clearly is the [[AlternateUniverse "Cosmic Era"]] equivalent to [[PsychicPowers Newtypes]].

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* Mwu La Flaga of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', a rare Natural ace pilot on a battlefield dominated by DesignerBabies, is eventually revealed to have "enhanced spatial awareness". Which clearly is the [[AlternateUniverse "Cosmic Era"]] equivalent to [[PsychicPowers Newtypes]]. [[spoiler: In the final battle Cagalli, also a Natural, is shown capable of activating [[SuperMode SEED Mode]] like Kira and Athrun.]]
5th Aug '16 9:53:05 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Jameson Locke: A former bounty hunter and [[Film/HaloNightfall ONI agent]] who was an expert tracker.
** Edward Buck: A former [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Orbital Drop Shock Trooper]] described as such in his pre-Spartan days: "Truly, if he was any better he'd be a Spartan."
** Olympia Vale: A former Navy diplomat who survived a [[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark very dangerous expedition to the Ark]] and acquitted herself quite well.
** Holly Tanaka: A former Army engineer who [[ComicBook/HaloEscalation survived for years on a glassed world overrun by Covenant scavengers]].

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** *** Jameson Locke: A former bounty hunter and [[Film/HaloNightfall ONI agent]] who was an expert tracker.
** *** Edward Buck: A former [[VideoGame/Halo3ODST Orbital Drop Shock Trooper]] described as such in his pre-Spartan days: "Truly, if he was any better he'd be a Spartan."
** *** Olympia Vale: A former Navy diplomat who survived a [[Literature/HaloHuntersInTheDark very dangerous expedition to the Ark]] and acquitted herself quite well.
** *** Holly Tanaka: A former Army engineer who [[ComicBook/HaloEscalation survived for years on a glassed world overrun by Covenant scavengers]].
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