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27th Apr '17 10:42:29 AM FF32
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* Occasionally pops up in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games. However, not all demons will evolve, and those that do demand they have learned all of the moves they can and reached a certain level. Once they do, they will ask the summoner if they are allowed to evolve; in most cases, MythologyGag is invoked as part of ShownTheirWork (Setanta evolves into Cú Chulainn in ''Nocturne'', for instance, and the Angel evolves into Archangel, who himself evolves into Power and so on until Cherub in ''IV''). Older ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' games have the Mutation mechanic, randomly allowing ''certain'' Personae to evolve into secret ones in the same fashion.

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* Occasionally pops up in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games. However, not all demons will evolve, and those that do demand they have learned all of the moves they can and reached a certain level. Once they do, they will ask the summoner if they are allowed to evolve; in most cases, MythologyGag is invoked as part of ShownTheirWork (Setanta evolves into Cú Chulainn in ''Nocturne'', for instance, and the Angel evolves into Archangel, who himself evolves into Power and so on until Cherub in ''IV''). Older ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games have the Mutation mechanic, randomly allowing ''certain'' Personae to evolve into secret ones in the same fashion.
23rd Apr '17 10:49:46 AM Malady
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': All sentient species apparently evolve "[[GoalOrientedEvolution towards]]" [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension]]. The level right before evolutionary ascension, people will have all kinds of PsychicPowers, such as mind-reading, telepathy, healing powers and some kind of super-intelligence.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': All sentient species apparently evolve "[[GoalOrientedEvolution towards]]" [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascension]]. The {{ascen|dToAHigherPlaneOfExistence}}sion. At the level right before evolutionary ascension, people will have all kinds of PsychicPowers, such as mind-reading, telepathy, healing powers and some kind of super-intelligence.


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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': At least, according to [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/344 Dr. Braeburn's research]], mutants are better in almost every way:
--> "For my particular investigation, it means that, by ''sapiens'' standards, mutant women seem both younger and more beautiful, on average. Mutant men are also more striking. Itís not necessarily body-builder muscular, though that is a possibility. But even the skinny geeks often have a Ö presence, that makes them striking and compelling."\\
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I havenít investigated, but anecdotal evidence is that mutants, as a group, are healthier, smarter, and more graceful. To scientifically prove that theyíre more beautiful as well? Sounds like a recipe for hatred to me."
16th Apr '17 12:39:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Genetos}}'': This game follows the evolution of the shmups genre from when SpaceInvaders first crawled out of the primordial soup of the arcade cabinets, to it's modern BulletHell form. Each stage is a different evolutionary level, and your ship collects DNA and advances with it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPoj29GSlk This trailer illustrates it clearly.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Genetos}}'': This game follows the evolution of the shmups genre from when SpaceInvaders ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' first crawled out of the primordial soup of the arcade cabinets, to it's modern BulletHell form. Each stage is a different evolutionary level, and your ship collects DNA and advances with it. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPoj29GSlk This trailer illustrates it clearly.]]
27th Mar '17 3:30:36 PM Doug86
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* Interestingly, this trope was subverted in ValiantComics. [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Harbingers]] have StockSuperpowers and are regarded by people [[TheMasquerade who know they exist]] as the next step in human evolution. However, they are not actually physically different from the rest of the human race. Their powers derive from [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain elevated levels of activity in their brains]] that give them [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]]. It is in fact possible for ordinary humans to manifest Harbinger powers through the use of [[AppliedPhlebotinum brain-stimulating cybernetic "Psi-Borg" implants]].

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* Interestingly, this trope was subverted in ValiantComics.Creator/ValiantComics. [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Harbingers]] have StockSuperpowers and are regarded by people [[TheMasquerade who know they exist]] as the next step in human evolution. However, they are not actually physically different from the rest of the human race. Their powers derive from [[NinetyPercentOfYourBrain elevated levels of activity in their brains]] that give them [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]]. It is in fact possible for ordinary humans to manifest Harbinger powers through the use of [[AppliedPhlebotinum brain-stimulating cybernetic "Psi-Borg" implants]].
4th Mar '17 1:36:01 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComicsCreator/MarvelComics
25th Feb '17 7:19:30 AM Novaheart
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* Every Franchise/Digimon is split into these as well, with most starting out in their Baby/Fresh stage and ending at the Adult/Champion level. A Digimon who went through extensive training will eventually reach the Perfect/Ultimate level; a great deal more, and they can go into the Ultimate/Mega level, which is considered to be [[OlympusMons close to godhood]]. In fact, some Megas are physical gods themselves.

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* Every Franchise/Digimon {{Franchise/Digimon}} is split into these as well, with most starting out in their Baby/Fresh stage and ending at the Adult/Champion level. A Digimon who went through extensive training will eventually reach the Perfect/Ultimate level; a great deal more, and they can go into the Ultimate/Mega level, which is considered to be [[OlympusMons close to godhood]]. In fact, some Megas are physical gods themselves.
12th Dec '16 5:50:13 PM Doug86
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* DragonballZ of all things has a possible aversion, although it's likely a case of AccidentallyAccurate. When Majin Buu first appears, and hasn't yet revealed his true power, Vegeta mistakenly believes it's a case of CantCatchUp, in which he was previously the strongest in the universe, but has fallen behind since his long hibernation. He states that Saiyans have "evolved" since Buu's time. By sheer dumb luck this happens to be correct, because Freeza did indeed eliminate the vast majority of the Saiyan gene pool, leaving only a few who were capable of becoming Super Saiyans.

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* DragonballZ ''Anime/DragonballZ'' of all things has a possible aversion, although it's likely a case of AccidentallyAccurate. When Majin Buu first appears, and hasn't yet revealed his true power, Vegeta mistakenly believes it's a case of CantCatchUp, in which he was previously the strongest in the universe, but has fallen behind since his long hibernation. He states that Saiyans have "evolved" since Buu's time. By sheer dumb luck this happens to be correct, because Freeza did indeed eliminate the vast majority of the Saiyan gene pool, leaving only a few who were capable of becoming Super Saiyans.
21st Nov '16 12:40:09 PM SenorCornholio
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* Every Franchise/Digimon is split into these as well, with most starting out in their Baby/Fresh stage and ending at the Adult/Champion level. A Digimon who went through extensive training will eventually reach the Perfect/Ultimate level; a great deal more, and they can go into the Ultimate/Mega level, which is considered to be [[OlympusMons close to godhood]]. In fact, some Megas are physical gods themselves.
18th Nov '16 3:53:54 AM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:350:Yeah, pretty much like this.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yeah, pretty much like this.]]\n
8th Nov '16 1:30:20 PM DustSnitch
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