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7th Aug '17 8:26:06 PM comicwriter
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* In ''Film/BlackPanther'', T'Challa gets a new suit that uses NanoMachines to act as a suit of InstantArmor.
* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' sees Spider-Man donning a new high-tech suit that's inspired by his Iron Spider armor from the comics.
24th Jun '17 10:40:56 PM RangerJackWalker
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*** Ray Le Creuset pulls several [=ZAFT=] grunt suits before finally getting a proper Gundam in the finale in the form of the Providence.

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*** Ray Rau Le Creuset pulls several [=ZAFT=] grunt suits before finally getting a proper Gundam in the finale in the form of the Providence.
24th Jun '17 10:39:41 PM RangerJackWalker
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' gets pretty absurd with this. Literally every single named pilot that isn't dead by Midseason gets one. Protagonist/Antagonist Shinn goes from Impulse to Destiny and Protagonist/Antagonist Kira goes from Freedom (itself a MidSeasonUpgrade from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'') to the Strike Freedom. Athrun goes from Saviour to Infinite Justice, Cagalli goes from Strike Rouge to Akatsuki and then gives it to Neo which in itself a upgrade to the grunt Windam he had previous. Andy goes from a Murasame to Gaia even though he only fights a grand total of one battle with each of them. Luna and Rey go from grunts to Gundam, and even Yzak and Dearka upgrade from grunts to better grunts. It's almost as if the skill of the named pilots is only because they keep getting bigger and better machines.
*** Possibly subverted with the Infinite Justice, however. It more or less is just the original Justice with an increase in performances. Seriously, compare their attack vids in Super Robot Wars. Nearly identical.
*** In some case, when the protagonist has a mid season upgrade while his current Gundam was already powerful, his old Gundam will be the upgrade for a supporting character. That's how Luna gets hers. ''FanFic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny'' pointed out that's she's even more useless after this.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' gets pretty absurd with this. Literally every single named pilot that isn't dead by Midseason gets one. Protagonist/Antagonist Shinn goes from Impulse to Destiny and Protagonist/Antagonist Kira goes from Freedom (itself a MidSeasonUpgrade from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'') SEED]]'' and its sequel [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny SEED Destiny]] has several of these with almost every notable character getting an eventual upgrade.
*** Kira starts with the Strike and Athrun starts with Aegis. Both are destroyed at the half way mark of the series in a showdown between the two. Both of them get upgrades soon after in the form of the Freedom and Justice when Lacus helps Kira steal the Freedom and Athrun is given the Justice to go after it.
*** In Destiny, Kira keeps the Freedom but because of the peace treaty that limited use of certain technologies by the Earth Alliance and [=ZAFT=], it is still the most powerful suit on the battlefield until Shinn exploits Kira's reluctance to kill and successfully destroys it. Kira then upgrades
to the Strike Freedom. Freedom that allows him to be the biggest threat once again. Athrun goes from initially has the Saviour to Infinite Justice, Cagalli goes from Strike Rouge to Akatsuki and then gives it to Neo which in itself a upgrade is inferior to the grunt Windam he had previous. Andy goes from a Murasame to Gaia even though he only fights a grand total of one battle with each of them. Luna and Rey go from grunts to Gundam, and even Yzak and Dearka upgrade from grunts to better grunts. It's almost as if Justice which was destroyed at the skill end of the named pilots last series. The Saviour is only because they keep getting bigger and better machines.
*** Possibly subverted with
destroyed around the half way mark but Athrun doesn't get his upgrade, the Infinite Justice, however. It more or less is just the original Justice with an increase in performances. Seriously, compare their attack vids in Super Robot Wars. Nearly identical.
until much later and spends a lot of time out of commission. Initially, the Legend was intended for him but this did not play out as he defects from [=ZAFT=].
*** In some case, Mu La Flaga initially pilots a measly space bound and switches to a Skygrasper when they return to Earth. When the protagonist has Strike is rebuilt, he keeps it. Similarly, Cagalli pilots a mid season upgrade while his current Skygrasper in occasion but upgrades to the Strike Rouge. In the sequel, Cagalli gets a much better suit, the Akatsuki but she doesn't pilot it fire long before passing it to Neo Roanoke who initially piloted a Mobeius Zero and Windam [[spoiler:and is actually Mu La Flaga.]]
*** Ray Le Creuset pulls several [=ZAFT=] grunt suits before finally getting a proper
Gundam was already powerful, his old Gundam will be in the upgrade for a supporting character. That's how finale in the form of the Providence.
*** Shinn starts with the Impulse and upgrades to the titular Destiny and the former is handed down to
Luna gets hers. ''FanFic/TheTypicalGundamSEEDDestiny'' pointed out that's she's even more useless after this.who had only a grunt [=ZAKU=]. Rey also upgrades from a [=ZAKU=] to the Legend Gundam.
13th Jun '17 5:39:34 PM drac0blade
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TookALevelInBadass coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the titular mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TookALevelInBadass coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.
12th Jun '17 6:01:10 PM drac0blade
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** In the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the Valkyries had two upgrade options -- the first being the sort-of-crappy missile armor that locks them in Battroid mode, and the second being, when the higher-ups decided Valkyries didn't carry enough missiles already, the actually good Super Packs, which also function as space mobility upgrades for the Valkyrie.

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** In the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the Valkyries had two upgrade options -- the first being the sort-of-crappy missile armor that locks them in Battroid mode, and the second being, when the higher-ups decided Valkyries didn't carry enough missiles already, the actually good Super Packs, which also function as space mobility upgrades for the Valkyrie.''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
12th Jun '17 5:51:30 PM drac0blade
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]'' doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential [[TookALevelInBadass coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.
12th Jun '17 5:21:50 PM drac0blade
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** [[''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn'']] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.

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** [[''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn'']] Unicorn]]'' doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.
12th Jun '17 5:20:52 PM drac0blade
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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn ''Gundam Unicorn'']] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.

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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn ''Gundam [[''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn'']] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.
12th Jun '17 5:20:07 PM drac0blade
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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotentall coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.

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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]] ''Gundam Unicorn'']] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's either through a MechExpansionPack MechaExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance and two massive boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotentall [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is exactly the same mecha from beginning to end.
12th Jun '17 5:14:57 PM drac0blade
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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade until the last two episodes, and it's nothing more than a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance attached to it with two massive boosters strapped on its rear. Despite being considered a "Full Armor" upgrade in universe, no actual armor is added to the machine. It does however get to use its upgraded Super Mode in the last episode, [[AttackDrone using its shields (with twin gatlings attached) as funnels]] and [[spoiler: an even more ridiculous final form with the psycoframe crystallized, giving it ridiculous super speed and the ability to shut down an entire squad of non-psyco equipped mobile suits with just a hand wave]].

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** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]] doesn't have the titular Gundam upgrade until ''at all'', something that hasn't happened since the last two episodes, and first series. While the mobile suit does get stronger, it's nothing more than either through a MechExpansionPack in the form of a ridiculous amount of heavy ordinance attached to it with and two massive boosters strapped on boosters, or pilot Banagher upgrading its rear. Despite being considered a "Full Armor" upgrade in universe, no actual armor SuperMode by [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotentall coming into his Newtype powers.]] The Unicorn itself is added to exactly the machine. It does however get same mecha from beginning to use its upgraded Super Mode in the last episode, [[AttackDrone using its shields (with twin gatlings attached) as funnels]] and [[spoiler: an even more ridiculous final form with the psycoframe crystallized, giving it ridiculous super speed and the ability to shut down an entire squad of non-psyco equipped mobile suits with just a hand wave]].end.
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