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24th Jan '16 2:27:10 PM Tallens
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* ''fanfic/SuddenContact'': The aftermath of the Great War leads to the breakdown of relative peace in both [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel ]]space and the [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Koprulu]] sector, leading to the development of, among others, newly advanced powered armors and the [[PortalNetwork Waygate system]], a psuedo Mass Relay system.
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* ''fanfic/SuddenContact'': ''Fanfic/SuddenContact'': The aftermath of the Great War leads to the breakdown of relative peace in both [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel ]]space and the [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Koprulu]] sector, leading to the development of, among others, newly advanced powered armors and the [[PortalNetwork Waygate system]], a psuedo Mass Relay system.
24th Jan '16 2:26:52 PM Tallens
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]] * ''fanfic/SuddenContact'': The aftermath of the Great War leads to the breakdown of relative peace in both [[Franchise/MassEffect Citadel ]]space and the [[Franchise/{{Starcraft}} Koprulu]] sector, leading to the development of, among others, newly advanced powered armors and the [[PortalNetwork Waygate system]], a psuedo Mass Relay system. [[/folder]]
24th Jan '16 10:47:48 AM nombretomado
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* Comes up if you read a lot of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. Of the original five members, the strongest hero, Beast, had the strength of a gorilla. Over several decades, the "strongest hero" title has passed around to Colossus (who can fight Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), Rogue (during a time where she could fight the Hulk and fly), Phoenix (who could destroy minds and eat suns), {{Namor}} (able to fight the Hulk and fly, plus half a century of combat experience and an army of monsters on call), ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who can ''break the planet'' if he wants), and others. Beast himself has gotten much stronger, once casually mentioning the ability to bench press 70 ''tons'', and this ''still'' doesn't put him anywhere near top-tier. Meanwhile their enemies have followed suit: the Sentinels began as mere 12-foot-tall rebel robots; they gained teleportation, have created duplicate heroes, got used by cyborg hate groups, have grown big enough to kill whole countries or small enough to mimic an illness in mutants...
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* Comes up if you read a lot of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''.''Comicbook/XMen''. Of the original five members, the strongest hero, Beast, had the strength of a gorilla. Over several decades, the "strongest hero" title has passed around to Colossus (who can fight Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk), Rogue (during a time where she could fight the Hulk and fly), Phoenix (who could destroy minds and eat suns), {{Namor}} [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]] (able to fight the Hulk and fly, plus half a century of combat experience and an army of monsters on call), ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (who can ''break the planet'' if he wants), and others. Beast himself has gotten much stronger, once casually mentioning the ability to bench press 70 ''tons'', and this ''still'' doesn't put him anywhere near top-tier. Meanwhile their enemies have followed suit: the Sentinels began as mere 12-foot-tall rebel robots; they gained teleportation, have created duplicate heroes, got used by cyborg hate groups, have grown big enough to kill whole countries or small enough to mimic an illness in mutants...
18th Jan '16 9:34:49 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' ''started'' with {{Nanomachines}}, SuperSoldiers, PoweredArmor, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot sentient AI]], all-purpose fabricators, [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetically engineered lifeforms]], and an interstellar PortalNetwork. Then the Toughs' MadScientist invented the [[TransportersAndTeleporters teraport]], and technology's been spiralling upwards ever since.
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' ''started'' with {{Nanomachines}}, SuperSoldiers, PoweredArmor, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot sentient AI]], all-purpose fabricators, [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetically engineered lifeforms]], and an interstellar PortalNetwork. Then the Toughs' MadScientist invented the [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} teraport]], and technology's been spiralling upwards ever since.
17th Jan '16 4:50:56 PM nombretomado
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* in ''StarControl'' the [[LovableCoward Spathi]] backstory is that they were peaceful primitive people when some new predator showed up and started eating them, in an attempt to deal with the new threat they progressed from stone tools to atomic technology in less then a 100 years...
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* in ''StarControl'' In ''VideoGame/StarControl'' the [[LovableCoward Spathi]] backstory is that they were peaceful primitive people when some new predator showed up and started eating them, in an attempt to deal with the new threat they progressed from stone tools to atomic technology in less then a 100 years...
13th Jan '16 6:04:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], started off with a relatively normal premise of pro wrestlers fighting martial artists of different styles but quickly became the most violent pro wrestling promotion the world had ever seen, combining the use of brawling, barbed wire and fire seen in the Southern USA (particularly Wrestling/JerryLawler's promotions) and Puerto Rico(primarily CSP/WWC), at one point actually partially melting a ring. Victor Quiñones would breakaway from to start two more promotions, W*ING and IWA Japan, that would then directly compete with FMW by using the same style. Soon there were scythes, boiling water, electricity and explosives being implemented in matches Giant Baba would [[TropeNamer describe]] as GarbageWrestling. After the decline of these three no major promotion would again reach FMW's heights but FMW itself would continue to exist and independent fed Big Japan Pro Wrestling would continue to make more violent GimmickMatches.
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* [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], started off with a relatively normal premise of pro wrestlers fighting martial artists of different styles but quickly became the most violent pro wrestling promotion the world had ever seen, combining the use of brawling, barbed wire and fire seen in the Southern USA (particularly Wrestling/JerryLawler's promotions) and Puerto Rico(primarily CSP/WWC), at one point actually partially melting a ring. Victor Quiñones would breakaway from to start two more promotions, W*ING and IWA Japan, that would then directly compete with FMW by using the same style. Soon there were scythes, boiling water, electricity and explosives being implemented in matches Giant Baba would [[TropeNamer describe]] as GarbageWrestling. After the decline of these three no major promotion would again reach FMW's heights but these heights, though FMW itself would continue continued to exist and independent fed Big Japan Pro Wrestling would continue to make more violent GimmickMatches.as the "winner".
13th Jan '16 6:00:19 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This has happened to professional wrestling as a whole, although it has been most drastically visible outside of Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the past decade. Moves that were considered devastating once-a-match nearfalls in the 70s, like the piledriver and the vertical suplex, have since become mundane moves. The powerbomb, considered the scariest and most dangerous move in the business when it was popularized in the mid 90s, is occasionally used as a mid-match move by modern wrestlers like Samoa Joe. WWE eventually took measures to curb this by implementing a "safe style" in 2005 in order to minimize the health hazards of the more dangerous moves being invented (as well as ensure that classic finishers like the Stunner, choke slam, and power bomb still looked effective), but the wrestling world outside WWE continues to invent crazier head drops and more spectacular flips. This has the double effect of making older moves look weak and threatening wrestlers' health. * The Wrestling/DragonGate promotion has been the worst offender in recent years. CIMA's Schwein went from instant victory to repeated nearfall in just three years; Naruki Doi's Bakutare Sliding Kick was reduced to TheWorfBarrage; and SHINGO's Last Falconry was replaced by an upgraded version that failed to keep opponents down (the renamed Original Falconry became a low-level impact move) while his death finisher, MADE IN JAPAN, suffered such BadassDecay that SHINGO's rival [=BxB=] Hulk was able to survive three of them.
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* This has happened to professional wrestling as a whole, although it has been most drastically visible outside of Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the past decade. Moves that were considered devastating once-a-match nearfalls in the 70s, like the piledriver and the vertical suplex, have since become mundane moves. The powerbomb, considered the scariest and most dangerous move in the business when it was popularized in the mid 90s, is occasionally used as a mid-match move by modern wrestlers like Samoa Joe.Wrestling/SamoaJoe. WWE eventually took measures to curb this by implementing a "safe style" in 2005 in order to minimize the health hazards of the more dangerous moves being invented (as well as ensure that classic finishers like the Stunner, choke slam, and power bomb still looked effective), but the wrestling world outside WWE continues to invent crazier head drops and more spectacular flips. This has the double effect of making older moves look weak and threatening wrestlers' health. * The Wrestling/DragonGate [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]], started off with a relatively normal premise of pro wrestlers fighting martial artists of different styles but quickly became the most violent pro wrestling promotion has been the worst offender world had ever seen, combining the use of brawling, barbed wire and fire seen in recent years. CIMA's Schwein went the Southern USA (particularly Wrestling/JerryLawler's promotions) and Puerto Rico(primarily CSP/WWC), at one point actually partially melting a ring. Victor Quiñones would breakaway from instant victory to repeated nearfall start two more promotions, W*ING and IWA Japan, that would then directly compete with FMW by using the same style. Soon there were scythes, boiling water, electricity and explosives being implemented in just matches Giant Baba would [[TropeNamer describe]] as GarbageWrestling. After the decline of these three years; Naruki Doi's Bakutare Sliding Kick was reduced no major promotion would again reach FMW's heights but FMW itself would continue to TheWorfBarrage; exist and SHINGO's Last Falconry was replaced by an upgraded version that failed independent fed Big Japan Pro Wrestling would continue to keep opponents down (the renamed Original Falconry became a low-level impact move) while his death finisher, MADE IN JAPAN, suffered such BadassDecay that SHINGO's rival [=BxB=] Hulk was able to survive three of them.make more violent GimmickMatches.

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* This has happened to professional wrestling as a whole, although it has been most drastically visible outside of Wrestling/{{WWE}} in the past decade. Moves that were considered devastating once-a-match nearfalls in the 70s, like the piledriver and the vertical suplex, have since become mundane moves. The powerbomb, considered the scariest and most dangerous move in the business when it was popularized in the mid 90s, is occasionally used as a mid-match move by modern wrestlers like Samoa Joe. WWE eventually took measures to curb this by implementing a "safe style" in 2005 in order to minimize the health hazards of the more dangerous moves being invented (as well as ensure that classic finishers like the Stunner, choke slam, and power bomb still looked effective), but the wrestling world outside WWE continues to invent crazier head drops and more spectacular flips. This has the double effect of making older moves look weak and threatening wrestlers' health. * The Wrestling/DragonGate promotion has been the worst offender of the new millennium, in recent years.the case of finishing moves. CIMA's Schwein went from instant victory to repeated nearfall in just three years; Naruki Doi's Bakutare Sliding Kick was reduced to TheWorfBarrage; and SHINGO's Last Falconry was replaced by an upgraded version that failed to keep opponents down (the renamed Original Falconry became a low-level impact move) while his death finisher, MADE IN JAPAN, suffered such BadassDecay that SHINGO's rival [=BxB=] Hulk was able to survive three of them.
20th Dec '15 4:04:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}'' does this with magic rather than technology. The early game typically consists of small scale battles between human armies with medieval weaponry. The endgame typically consists of [[LikeABadassOutOfHell dredging dead]] [[PhysicalGod gods]] [[LikeABadassOutOfHell out of Tartarus]], arming them to the teeth with ancient magical artifacts, and using them as [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}'' does this with magic rather than technology. The early game typically consists of small scale battles between human armies with medieval weaponry. The endgame typically consists of [[LikeABadassOutOfHell [[EscapedFromHell dredging dead]] [[PhysicalGod gods]] [[LikeABadassOutOfHell dead gods out of Tartarus]], arming them to the teeth with ancient magical artifacts, and using them as [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]].
15th Dec '15 4:44:16 PM RevDave
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* This is going on in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Humanity's gone from not being worth anyone's notice to rather shocking. When S.H.I.E.L.D. started using the Tesseract to produce weapons, that got the attention of {{Thanos}}, who bargained with Loki to retrieve it. When Earth drove off the Chitari in ''Film/TheAvengers'', that only seemed to make him ''more interested'' in us.]] ** Advance trailers for Film/AvengersInfinityWar seem to imply Earth will be a battleground for control of the remaining Infinity Gems.
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* This is going on in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Humanity's gone from not being worth anyone's notice to rather shocking. When S.H.I.E.L.D. started using the Tesseract to produce weapons, that got the attention of {{Thanos}}, who bargained with Loki to retrieve it. When Earth drove off the Chitari in ''Film/TheAvengers'', that only seemed to make him ''more interested'' ''more'' interested in us.]] us. ** Advance trailers for Film/AvengersInfinityWar ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' seem to imply Earth will be a battleground for control of the remaining Infinity Gems.
15th Dec '15 4:33:56 PM RevDave
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* This is going on in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Humanity's gone from not being worth anyone's notice to rather shocking. When the Tesseract fell into Earth's hands, that got the attention of a lot of races that didn't notice them before. [[spoiler:When Earth drove off the Chitari in ''Film/TheAvengers'', that ''really'' scared them. We just got ''{{Thanos}} of fucking Titan'' interested in us.]]
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* This is going on in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Humanity's gone from not being worth anyone's notice to rather shocking. When S.H.I.E.L.D. started using the Tesseract fell into Earth's hands, to produce weapons, that got the attention of a lot of races that didn't notice them before. [[spoiler:When {{Thanos}}, who bargained with Loki to retrieve it. When Earth drove off the Chitari in ''Film/TheAvengers'', that ''really'' scared them. We just got ''{{Thanos}} of fucking Titan'' interested only seemed to make him ''more interested'' in us.]]]] ** Advance trailers for Film/AvengersInfinityWar seem to imply Earth will be a battleground for control of the remaining Infinity Gems.

# The Crocodile Gang attacks a police station, beating the cops for making the mistake of arresting the mob boss’ girlfriend for spitting on the side walk. # The Crocodile Gang leave the station, to be dispatched by the Axe Gang. # Petty thugs Sing and Bone, initially presented as bad-asses and who seem to be from the Axe Gang, appear at a slum tenement, the Pig Sty, to conduct a shakedown, but are driven off by Landlady. # The real Axe Gang shows up and beats the people of Pig Sty. # Until three heroes reveal themselves as seemingly ordinary tenement residents, and defeat the Axe Gang. # So the Axe Gang recruits two deadly harpists, who go to Pig Sty and kill the three heroes. # So Landlord and Landlady reveal themselves as even greater masters, and defeat the harpists. # So the Axe Gang recruits the most dangerous master of all, the dumpy-looking but powerfully frog-like Beast, who defeats Landlord and Landlady. # But when Beast goes to Pig Sty, he discovers that Sing has transformed into a true master of the Buddhist Palm. Sing, now a redeemed man, defeats Beast, but in an enlightened manner that brings Beast to heel and ends the cycle of escalation.
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# ** The Crocodile Gang attacks a police station, beating up the cops for making the mistake of arresting the mob boss’ girlfriend for spitting on the side walk. # The Crocodile Gang cops. They are attacked when they leave the station, to be dispatched station by the Axe Gang. # Petty thugs Sing and Bone, initially presented as bad-asses and who seem to be from Gang. Then the Axe Gang, appear at a slum tenement, the Pig Sty, to conduct a shakedown, but are driven off by Landlady. # The real Axe Gang shows up and beats intimidates the people of Pig Sty. # Until Sty (including the petty criminal protagonist [[NonActionGuy Sing]], until three heroes reveal themselves as seemingly ordinary tenement residents, residents reveal themselves as kung-fu masters, and defeat the Axe Gang. # Gang. So the Axe Gang recruits two deadly harpists, assassins, who go to Pig Sty and kill the three heroes. # So heroes, ''but then'' Landlord and Landlady reveal themselves as even greater masters, and defeat the harpists. # them. So now the Axe Gang recruits the most dangerous master of all, the dumpy-looking but powerfully frog-like Beast, who defeats Landlord and Landlady. # But when Landlady. Now more powerful than the entire Axe Gang, the Beast goes returns to Pig Sty, he but discovers that Sing has transformed into a true master of the Buddhist Palm. master. ** Worth mentioning that Sing, now a redeemed man, defeats Beast, but in an enlightened manner that brings Beast to heel and ends the cycle of escalation.escalation using a technique named after the Buddha, defeating the Beast without killing.
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