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12th Jun '17 7:39:06 PM Prometheus117
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* Ichiya from ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', whenever he uses his Power Perfume. Laxus did it once when he first showed off his Lightning Dragon Slayer magic, though subsequent uses lack this.

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* Ichiya from ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', whenever he uses his Power Perfume. Laxus did it once when he first showed off his Lightning Dragon Slayer magic, though subsequent uses lack this.this, and Cobra performs a downplayed version in that only his arms and hands get larger and draconic from activating his Poison Dragon Slayer Magic.
12th Jun '17 7:37:05 PM Prometheus117
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* Ichiya from ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', whenever he uses his Power Perfume.

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* Ichiya from ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'', whenever he uses his Power Perfume. Laxus did it once when he first showed off his Lightning Dragon Slayer magic, though subsequent uses lack this.
8th Jun '17 4:42:44 PM XMenMutant22
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A sub-trope of TransformationSequence where increase of muscle mass and definition is prominent. It can be used by a character transforming to his superpowered form, as well as a visual indicator of a SuperMode activating. In either case, those subjected to it are generally expected to possess SuperStrength.

The sequence usually consists of close-up shots of various muscle groups, most commonly the biceps, chest and back, growing and becoming more defined. As a result, expect ClothingDamage (with the exception of MagicPants). The transformation doesn't have to be limited to changes in musculature; for example, a villain can have SpikesOfVillainy popping up along the spine of his expanding back. Bulking up is also unexpectedly common in modern [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf transformations]], despite the wolf being an animal generally regarded as lean rather than massive.

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A sub-trope of TransformationSequence where an increase of muscle mass and definition is prominent. It can be used by a character transforming to his superpowered form, as well as a visual indicator of a SuperMode activating. In either case, those subjected to it are generally expected to possess SuperStrength.

The sequence usually consists of close-up shots of various muscle groups, most commonly the biceps, chest chest, and back, growing and becoming more defined. As a result, expect ClothingDamage (with the exception of MagicPants). The transformation doesn't have to be limited to changes in musculature; for example, a villain can have SpikesOfVillainy popping up along the spine of his expanding back. Bulking up is also unexpectedly common in modern [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf transformations]], despite the wolf being an animal generally regarded as lean rather than massive.



** A rare female example comes from Anime/DragonBallSuper with Kale, a ShrinkingViolet Universe 6 Saiyan who goes from a normal-looking slim young girl to [[spoiler: the female version of Broly.]]

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** A rare female example comes from Anime/DragonBallSuper ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' with Kale, a ShrinkingViolet Universe 6 Saiyan who goes from a normal-looking slim young girl to [[spoiler: the female version of Broly.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Prince Adam's transformation to He-Man usually ''doesn't'' involve this, despite the former being an ordinary Eternian and the latter "the most powerful man in the universe". In the first series, this was because [[ClarkKenting He-Man is pretty much Prince Adam with a tan and less clothes on]]. In [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 series]] a sequence is used for a few episodes in the second season, until He-Man gets his armour.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Prince Adam's transformation to He-Man usually ''doesn't'' involve this, despite the former being an ordinary Eternian and the latter "the most powerful man in the universe". In the first series, this was because [[ClarkKenting He-Man is pretty much Prince Adam with a tan and less clothes on]]. In [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 series]] a sequence is used for a few episodes in the second season, until He-Man gets his armour.armor.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "The Incredible Bulk" featured a plot involving power bars that would cause anyone who ate them to go through a series of such transformations, until they would finally explode.
* Prime and Hardcase from ''Ultraforce''. For the former it's a standard transformation sequence, for the latter a permanent change.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "The Incredible Bulk" featured a plot involving power bars that would cause anyone who ate them to go through a series of such transformations, transformations until they would finally explode.
* Prime and Hardcase from ''Ultraforce''. For the former former, it's a standard transformation sequence, for the latter a permanent change.
8th Jun '17 4:41:03 PM XMenMutant22
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** A rare female example comes from Anime/DragonBallSuper with Kale, a ShrinkingViolet Universe 6 Saiyan who goes from a normal-looking slim young girl to [[spoiler: the female version of Broly.]]
6th Apr '17 8:56:37 PM TheRyder
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* Dr. Jeckyl in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' does this when he changes into Hyde while underwater inside the Nautilus.
6th Mar '17 2:08:43 PM Wyldchyld
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Compare {{Shapeshifting}}, OneWingedAngel, and HulkingOut. See also ShapeshifterBaggage, TemporaryBulkChange. Commonly FetishFuel material.

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Compare {{Shapeshifting}}, OneWingedAngel, and HulkingOut. See also ShapeshifterBaggage, TemporaryBulkChange. Commonly FetishFuel fetish fuel material.
22nd Nov '16 9:56:18 AM Dreadjaws
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* Seen in ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', when Dr. Jekyll transforms into Mr. Hyde after taking a sip of his formula. It's much more obvious when a mook later drinks a whole bottle.


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* A staple of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise. While the T-Virus doesn't seem to provoke this effect, other, faster-acting or more prone to physical mutation ones like the G-Virus or T-Veronica virus tend to do this.
24th Aug '16 8:02:05 AM Willbyr
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* Kid Muscle from ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei''.

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* Kid Muscle from ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei''.''Anime/UltimateMuscle''.
24th Aug '16 7:18:08 AM Monolaf317
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''Naked Butler'', Mizoguchi Toyoharu, ''a 56-year-old man'', does this ''to rip through ropes and his own shirt.'' Yes, it's every bit as crazy and hilarious as it sounds.
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12th Mar '16 5:23:36 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Power Ponies", resident ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy becomes the Incredible Hulk-esque "Saddle Rager" in the comic book world. When Fluttershy witnesses horrific cruelty towards an innocent firefly, she [[HulkingOut Hulks Out]] and smashes the culprit's hairspray cannon to pieces. Fluttershy's Hulk form is rife with bulging muscles, even featuring male pecs.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Power Ponies", resident ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy becomes the Incredible Hulk-esque "Saddle Rager" in the comic book world. When Fluttershy She doesn't actually get mad enough to use her new powers until she witnesses horrific cruelty towards an innocent firefly, whereupon she [[HulkingOut Hulks Out]] and smashes the culprit's hairspray cannon to pieces. Fluttershy's Hulk form is rife with bulging muscles, even featuring male pecs.
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