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27th Jul '16 8:46:12 PM PrincessGwen
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*** Homer from ''Thracia 776'' is a prime example of a Magikarp Power. He joined underlevelled in a rather difficult and pretty late chapter, followed by a chapter with FogOfWar. He specializes in Light Magic, which is rare, and he can't even use the Resire tome that you acquired at the same time he joined the team, and he can't use Wind Magic. Then you realize that he has the ''Elite'' skill to double his exp gains, he has stats growth that is even better than Asvel, PCC of 5 which means on the second attack, he has massive chance for a critical hit. He also promotes into a Sage, which allowed him to use staves(a huge plus since the Staves are poorly ballanced in Thracia, although Homer is not expected to have a high staff rank in endgame), an extra rank in the elemental magic and 2 rank in light which allowed him to use better tomes including Resire and the Wind spells. It helps that Sage have a promotion bonus that looks like something out of ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' which was REALLY massive when compared to the current standards and Thracia's standards alike.

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*** Homer from ''Thracia 776'' is a prime example of a Magikarp Power. He joined underlevelled in a rather difficult and pretty late chapter, followed by a chapter with FogOfWar. He specializes in Light Magic, which is rare, and he can't even use the Resire tome that you acquired at the same time he joined the team, and he can't use Wind Magic. Then you realize that he has the ''Elite'' skill to double his exp gains, he has stats growth that is even better than Asvel, PCC of 5 which means on the second attack, he has massive chance for a critical hit. He also promotes into a Sage, which allowed him to use staves(a huge plus since the Staves are poorly ballanced in Thracia, although Homer is not expected to have a high staff rank in endgame), Endgame), an extra rank in the elemental magic and 2 rank in light which allowed him to use better tomes including Resire and the Wind spells. It helps that Sage have a promotion bonus that looks like something out of ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' which was REALLY massive when compared to the current standards and Thracia's standards alike.



** Mozume, who just like Donnel, starts with the Villager class. When she's first met, she was rather weak, but she can become one of the most powerful units. Unlike Donnel, she ''can'' promote, and her two class choices, Master of Arms and Merchant, both utilize lance-class weaponry, so her weapon rank isn't wasted.
** Elise is similar to L'Arachel above, only even more extreme. Starting off as a mounted WhiteMagicianGirl, her growths in Magic, Speed and Luck are insane, and once promoted to a class that can use offensive magic she's able to utterly ''demolish'' most physical enemies with even basic E-Ranked tomes. [[GlassCannon She still have the defence of wet tissue paper though]], but when she's fighting something she can one-round kill without fear of a counterattack, this hardly matters.

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** Mozume, Mozu, who just like Donnel, starts with the Villager class. When she's first met, she was rather weak, but she can become one of the most powerful units. Unlike Donnel, she ''can'' promote, and her two class choices, Master of Arms and Merchant, both utilize lance-class weaponry, so her weapon rank isn't wasted.
** Elise is similar to L'Arachel above, only even more extreme. Starting off as a mounted WhiteMagicianGirl, her growths in Magic, Speed and Luck are insane, and once promoted to a class that can use offensive magic she's able to utterly ''demolish'' most physical enemies with even basic E-Ranked tomes. [[GlassCannon She still have has the defence defense of wet tissue paper though]], but when she's fighting something she can one-round kill without fear of a counterattack, this hardly matters.
27th Jul '16 6:31:27 PM ChaosGallade
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->''"I swear to god when I evolve, I'm going to kill every last one of you."''

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->''"I swear to god when I evolve, I'm going to kill every last one of you.everyone."''


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** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', where Magikarp requires the most candies to evolve (400).
22nd Jul '16 1:48:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* Special weapon 5 from ''{{Zanac}}''. It starts off as a single small orb which slowly goes forward and them back. However, it ends up as a laser which goes through almost everything and is one of the most damaging weapons and won't even richoet off the capital ships.
* The PSP game ''DungeonMaker 2'' provides you with a pet who can change into a number of different monsters if you have their "memory." The memories for stronger monsters are found later in the game, but they all start at Level 1 (which is no more powerful than it sounds). This effectively makes all forms other than [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Human Ally]] a Magikarp, and also gives Magikarp Powers to players willing to level up a number of them just to learn their transferable abilities.

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* Special weapon 5 from ''{{Zanac}}''.''VideoGame/{{Zanac}}''. It starts off as a single small orb which slowly goes forward and them back. However, it ends up as a laser which goes through almost everything and is one of the most damaging weapons and won't even richoet off the capital ships.
* The PSP game ''DungeonMaker ''VideoGame/DungeonMaker 2'' provides you with a pet who can change into a number of different monsters if you have their "memory." The memories for stronger monsters are found later in the game, but they all start at Level 1 (which is no more powerful than it sounds). This effectively makes all forms other than [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Human Ally]] a Magikarp, and also gives Magikarp Powers to players willing to level up a number of them just to learn their transferable abilities.
21st Jul '16 8:27:19 AM JoieDeCombat
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** For a literal example in older version, [[ImprobablePowerDiscrepancy carp]]. And most other swimming creatures with decent natural attacks. Part of their infamous lethality was due to steadily gaining swimming skill despite being natural swimmers, at a time when increasing skills readily affected the relevant stats.

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** For a literal example in older version, [[ImprobablePowerDiscrepancy carp]]. And most other swimming creatures with any decent natural attacks. Part of their infamous lethality was This came about by accident due to steadily gaining swimming the game's skill- and stat-raising mechanic: skill despite being natural swimmers, at a time when levels increased by the act of performing the skill, and increasing skills a skill readily affected the relevant stats.stats. Creatures like carp gained extremely high stats due to constantly training the Swimming skill, which translated into their becoming infamously lethal.
21st Jul '16 8:10:35 AM Discar
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-->--'''Magikarp,''' via ''MemeticMutation''.

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-->--'''Magikarp,''' -->-- '''Magikarp,''' via ''MemeticMutation''.
''MemeticMutation''
18th Jul '16 5:26:14 PM Shadoboy
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* Pucci's moveset in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is based entirely on this. He first starts the match with his stand Whitesnake, which is rather versatile but underpowered. By speaking all 14 of Dio's secret words to Green Baby, his stand permanently transforms into C-Moon and gives him several new moves, including his GHA which allows him to further evolve his stand into Made in Heaven. Johnny also fits to a lesser extent, since he gains more moves the further Tusk evolves throughout the match.

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* Pucci's moveset in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is based entirely on this. He first starts the match with his stand Whitesnake, which is rather versatile but underpowered. By speaking all 14 of Dio's secret words to Green Baby, his stand permanently transforms into C-Moon and gives him several new moves, including his GHA which allows him to further evolve his stand into Made in Heaven.Heaven, which causes the enemy's speed to be to be lessened ''for the rest of the match''. Johnny also fits to a lesser extent, since he gains more moves the further Tusk evolves throughout the match.
13th Jul '16 5:43:22 PM Gitman
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The TropeNamer is Magikarp from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', an ubiquitous, dim-witted, carp-like Pokémon that only knows the move Splash, which, as the game gleefully informs you, 'has no effect'. It learns Tackle at level 15, the most basic attack move in ''Pokemon''. In short, [[JokeCharacter it's a complete joke of a Pokémon]]. Until you [[LevelGrinding painstakingly grind it up to level 20]], at which point it evolves into [[SeaMonster Gyarados]], a [[SeaMonster large, blue dragon-esque sea leviathan]] ready to wreak vengeance from high with its own lethal abilities, and can evolve further into a Mega form to steamroll just about anything that dares pick a fight with it. Magikarp is based on [[http://www.koi-pond-guide.com/koi-fish-meaning.html an old Japanese legend]] about [[LegendaryCarp a carp that manages to swim up a waterfall and becomes a dragon through sheer perseverance.]]

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The TropeNamer is Magikarp from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', an a ubiquitous, dim-witted, carp-like Pokémon that only knows the move Splash, which, as the game gleefully informs you, 'has no effect'. It learns Tackle at level 15, the most basic attack move in ''Pokemon''. In short, [[JokeCharacter it's a complete joke of a Pokémon]]. Until you [[LevelGrinding painstakingly grind it up to level 20]], at which point it evolves into [[SeaMonster Gyarados]], a [[SeaMonster large, blue dragon-esque sea leviathan]] ready to wreak vengeance from high with its own lethal abilities, and can evolve further into a Mega form to steamroll just about anything that dares pick a fight with it. Magikarp is based on [[http://www.koi-pond-guide.com/koi-fish-meaning.html an old Japanese legend]] about [[LegendaryCarp a carp that manages to swim up a waterfall and becomes a dragon through sheer perseverance.]]
10th Jul '16 1:04:21 PM seandmon
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->''"I swear to god when I evolve, I'm going to kill every last one of you."''
-->--'''Magikarp,''' via ''MemeticMutation''.
9th Jul '16 4:23:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Maya in ''[[LegendOfLegaia Legaia 2: Duel Saga]]''. When she first joins your party, she has very few hitpoints, has no offensive or defensive abilities, and at the most, she can use items on the player to help them. Otherwise, she's absolutely useless. However, halfway into the game, it is revealed she is actually an exceptionally powerful Mystic, and regains her natural abilities. She becomes [[HiddenBadass extremely powerful in magic and summoning abilities]] at later levels after this.

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* Maya in ''[[LegendOfLegaia ''[[VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia Legaia 2: Duel Saga]]''. When she first joins your party, she has very few hitpoints, has no offensive or defensive abilities, and at the most, she can use items on the player to help them. Otherwise, she's absolutely useless. However, halfway into the game, it is revealed she is actually an exceptionally powerful Mystic, and regains her natural abilities. She becomes [[HiddenBadass extremely powerful in magic and summoning abilities]] at later levels after this.
21st Jun '16 5:00:16 AM Freezer
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* In ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', the Pocket President program was thought to be a failed attempt at untraceable, unblockable communications between federal agents. Chips that were repurposed into [[CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul free-will supressing]] RestrainingBolts. When [[ItMakesSenseInContext the ghost of Ben Franklin]] manages to give The Fed full control of his chip, he finds out not only can he communicate with any other agent from the program, he can communicate with any computer system on Earth, [[SuperPowerComboPlatter among other things]]. We later found that the chips were intentionally nerfed and the restraining elements added, to keep that kind of power away from the Agents.
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