History Main / GrowingMusclesSequence

18th Oct '17 6:20:08 PM AndyLA
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* Notably averted by ComicBook/{{Bane}} in his comic book appearances: Venom makes him veiny, but he stays pretty much the same size. Most adaptations play the trope straight, though, and he's bulked up considerably in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* Notably averted by ComicBook/{{Bane}} in his comic book appearances: Venom makes him veiny, but he stays pretty much the same size.size (although sometimes his muscles do bulge ever-so-slightly when he takes a dose, as seen when he prepares to fight Batman in ''Knightfall''). Most adaptations play the trope straight, though, and he's bulked up considerably in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
15th Sep '17 10:08:11 AM CosmicFerret
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* Kenshiro from ''[[Manga/FistoftheNorthStar Fist of the North Star]]''. Whenever he's about to use [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ebC8EVe1JQ Hokuto Shinken]], he [[WalkingShirtlessScene rips up his shirt]] and makes his jacket slide off his shoulders by sheer muscle expansion while his pants remain unharmed, which essentially makes him the Japanese {{Hulk}}.

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* Kenshiro from ''[[Manga/FistoftheNorthStar Fist of the North Star]]''. Whenever he's about to use [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ebC8EVe1JQ Hokuto Shinken]], he [[WalkingShirtlessScene rips up his shirt]] and makes his jacket slide off his shoulders by sheer muscle expansion while his pants remain unharmed, which essentially makes him the Japanese {{Hulk}}.ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk.
6th Sep '17 11:38:34 AM Silverblade2
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has this happen to a depowered Bane and some of Joker's goons when they get injected with [[PsychoSerum "Titan"]], a derivative of the [[SuperSerum Venom]] normally used by Bane. [[spoiler:It almost happens to Franchise/{{Batman}} when he [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for Commissioner Gordon, but he's able to resist the transformation until he takes an [[MagicAntidote antidote]]. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[VoluntaryTransformation on the]] [[OneWingedAngel other hand...]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has this happen to a depowered Bane and some of Joker's goons when they get injected with [[PsychoSerum "Titan"]], a derivative of the [[SuperSerum Venom]] normally used by Bane. [[spoiler:It almost happens to Franchise/{{Batman}} when he [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for Commissioner Gordon, but he's able to resist the transformation until he takes an [[MagicAntidote antidote]]. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, [[VoluntaryTransformation on the]] [[OneWingedAngel other hand...]]]]
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.
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