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28th May '16 7:31:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Chachamaru in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' gains one of these after her GadgeteerGenius creator [[MadScientist Hakase]] gathered the observed battle-data of the [[SchoolFestival previous arc]]. Among a few new weapons and a speed upgrade, one major aesthetic improvement has her concealing her mechanical joints with softer, more realistic skin. She still has a set of [[UnusualEars antenna ears]] on her head, so its not hard to figure out she's a robot.

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* Chachamaru in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' gains one of these after her GadgeteerGenius creator [[MadScientist Hakase]] gathered the observed battle-data of the [[SchoolFestival previous arc]]. Among a few new weapons and a speed upgrade, one major aesthetic improvement has her concealing her mechanical joints with softer, more realistic skin. She still has a set of [[UnusualEars antenna ears]] on her head, so its not hard to figure out she's a robot.
26th Apr '16 6:02:00 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': After [[EldritchAbomination Ramiel]] melted Unit-01's armor, the [[HumongousMecha Evas]] got the L-Type Equipment: new, sturdier armor, and new, more dangerous weapons. After the first battle against Israfel, Unit-01 got a WaveMotionGun and Unit-02 a chain-axe.
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* The Max Spark in ''UltramanMax''.

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* The Max Spark in ''UltramanMax''.''Series/UltramanMax''.
10th Apr '16 4:27:05 AM erforce
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* Late into ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 1944: Counter Attack]]'', your {{Attack Drone}}s get swapped out with more advanced drones that shoot lasers. ''Laser drones in WorldWarII.''

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* Late into ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 1944: Counter Attack]]'', your {{Attack Drone}}s get swapped out with more advanced drones that shoot lasers. ''Laser drones in WorldWarII.World War II.''



* Happens to Jehuty in ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' when the Zero Shift program finally settles in, transforming it into Jehuty Ver. 2, which turns its fin-like Wisps into full-on attack drones that shoot and slash with Jehuty and an auto-shield that blocks anything short of a Burst Attack

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* Happens to Jehuty in ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEndersThe2ndRunner'' when the Zero Shift program finally settles in, transforming it into Jehuty Ver. 2, which turns its fin-like Wisps into full-on attack drones that shoot and slash with Jehuty and an auto-shield that blocks anything short of a Burst Attack
10th Apr '16 4:20:08 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Galient got "Assault Galient", a combination of assault rifle and ShoulderCanon.

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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Galient got "Assault Galient", a combination of assault rifle and ShoulderCanon.ShoulderCannon.
10th Apr '16 4:10:00 AM Tron80
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' being such a vapid {{Deconstruction}} of the mecha genre, was biding its time to really take a sucker punch at this idea. At first, it's done traditionally out of necessity with Unit 00, following its battle damage after getting hit and partly melted by Ramiel's laser beam, outfitted with new armor and weapon-carrying capabilities. However, when the series descends into its infamously dark and screwy second half, it employs the trope in a '''''far''''' more cynical, non-idealistic way. Unit 01 gains an S2 (Super Solenoid) Engine, the core that gives the Angels endless energy, allowing it to become both self-sustained (no longer dependent on external power or Berserk Mode to make it move) ''and'' self-aware with frightening beast mentality. However, the upgrade is not acquired through some magic sentient force or jury-rigged weaponry, but by the horrendous means of ''devouring the organ right from an still-breathing Angel's guts like a cannibal.'' And if that wasn't enough? Said upgrade was once attempted with [[FourIsDeath Unit 04]], went wrong, and wiped both the Evangelion and an entire NERV branch from the face of the Earth in a violent explosion (WordOfGod and video game adaptions says Unit 04 survived, but is trapped in a dimensional rift).
** And in the movie finale, the S2 upgrade is utilized by the Eva Series and Unit 01 itself to [[spoiler:initiate Third Impact, which triggers events that can be only described as a twisted take of an ''apocalypse.'']]
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has another terrifying take on a Mid-Season Upgrade: Unit 01 becomes a PhysicalGod and Shinji gains MindRape potential. (gulp)
** In the third movie, Mari now pilots Eva Unit 08 after the destruction of Unit 05, and [[spoiler: the new Rei]] has upgraded to Unit 09. Shinji (who piloted Unit 01) and Kaworu (who piloted Unit 06) now pilot Eva Unit 13, which is so powerful that it requires two pilots to operate.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' being such a vapid {{Deconstruction}} of the mecha genre, was biding its time to really take a sucker punch at this idea. At first, it's done traditionally out of necessity with Unit 00, following its battle damage after ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** After
getting hit and partly melted by Ramiel's laser beam, Unit-00 was outfitted with new armor and weapon-carrying capabilities. However, when the series descends into its infamously dark and screwy second half, it employs the trope in a '''''far''''' more cynical, non-idealistic way. capabilities.
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Unit 01 gains an S2 (Super Solenoid) Engine, the core that gives the Angels endless energy, allowing it to become both self-sustained (no longer dependent on external power or Berserk Mode to make it move) ''and'' self-aware with frightening beast mentality. and self-aware. However, the upgrade is not acquired through some magic sentient force or jury-rigged weaponry, but by the horrendous means of ''devouring [[spoiler:devouring the organ right from an still-breathing Angel's guts like a cannibal.'' And if that wasn't enough? guts.]]
** Unit-02 got special, heat-proof armor in an episode.
Said upgrade was once attempted with [[FourIsDeath Unit 04]], went wrong, and wiped both the Evangelion and an entire NERV branch from the face of the Earth in armor resembled a violent explosion (WordOfGod and video game adaptions says Unit 04 survived, but is trapped in a dimensional rift).
** And in the movie finale, the S2 upgrade is utilized by the Eva Series and Unit 01 itself to [[spoiler:initiate Third Impact, which triggers events that can be only described as a twisted take of an ''apocalypse.'']]
* ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has another terrifying take on a Mid-Season Upgrade: Unit 01 becomes a PhysicalGod and Shinji gains MindRape potential. (gulp)
** In the third movie, Mari now pilots Eva Unit 08 after the destruction of Unit 05, and [[spoiler: the new Rei]] has upgraded to Unit 09. Shinji (who piloted Unit 01) and Kaworu (who piloted Unit 06) now pilot Eva Unit 13, which is so powerful that it requires two pilots to operate.
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* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Galient got "Assault Galient", a combination of assault rifle and ShoulderCanon.



* [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] The Grey dies and returns as the more powerful Gandalf The White.

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* [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Gandalf The Grey dies and returns as the more powerful Gandalf The White.
2nd Apr '16 6:02:45 PM StarTropes
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* In Season 2 of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the auxiliary craft ''Phantom'' gets upgraded with hyperdrive capabilities.
27th Mar '16 5:20:47 AM Hylarn
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** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' is weird about this. The two main characters, Bellri and Aida, stick with the G-Self and G-Arcane respectively (though they do get fancy new {{mecha expansion pack}}s in time for the final battle). On the other hand, nearly ''everyone else'' trades up at least once throughout the series, if not more.
18th Mar '16 8:27:55 PM comicwriter
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* All of the original Avengers in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', except Thor. Even Comicbook/TheIncredibleHulk gets a new pair of stretchy pants.
* Ditto for ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', where all of the Avengers have new costumes and tech courtesy of Tony Stark.
5th Mar '16 3:08:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[LordOfTheRings Gandalf]] The Grey dies and returns as the more powerful Gandalf The White.

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* [[LordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] The Grey dies and returns as the more powerful Gandalf The White.



** This is happens again in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''; Tony upgrades to Iron Man Mark VII armor, and SHIELD gives CaptainAmerica a new, modern uniform to replace his World War II outfit.

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** This is happens again in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''; Tony upgrades to Iron Man Mark VII armor, and SHIELD gives CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica a new, modern uniform to replace his World War II outfit.
28th Feb '16 6:44:21 AM EDP
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** Also present in the original comic book: they start out with the abilities they gain in the season 2 of the adaptation with some variants (in the comic everyone can become invisible and Hay Lin's exclusive powers are to discover the past of objects by their sound and flying, the latter of which could be done by everyone in the adaptation, while Cornelia can manipulate not just [[GreenThumb plants and wood]] but [[DishingOutDirt the earth itself]]), their abilities increase in power at the start of the fifth arc, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin New Power]] story arc increase their powers and give everyone the ability to fly, and at the end of the final arc they gain a sense-based power each and the ability to [[FusionDance join in a powerful super being]] [[AllYourPowersCombined with all their abilities]].
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