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11th Mar '17 11:03:02 AM nombretomado
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* In ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', once the PowerTrio gets the song ''KIZUNA'', they get instant FrillyUpgrade - and so do the AloofAlly they were saving and the girls trapped in PeopleJars, despite not doing anything. You tell me how that works.

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* In ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', ''Anime/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', once the PowerTrio gets the song ''KIZUNA'', they get instant FrillyUpgrade - and so do the AloofAlly they were saving and the girls trapped in PeopleJars, despite not doing anything. You tell me how that works.
1st Mar '17 7:24:29 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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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.

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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.Packs, which also function as space mobility upgrades for the Valkyrie.
1st Mar '17 7:22:07 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** And of course, there's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', in which each of the six primary pilots gets a MidSeasonUpgrade. Played with a bit in that Heero and Zechs receive each others' eventual upgrades and then swap the next time they meet. Additionally, Trowa and Quatre's upgrades are little more than space mobility conversions for their original Gundams. Then comes ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', but since the Gundams are a RetCon rather than entirely new machines, the only actual upgrade is the Tallgeese III.

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** And of course, there's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', in which each of the six primary pilots gets a MidSeasonUpgrade. Played with a bit in that Heero and Zechs receive each others' eventual upgrades and then swap the next time they meet. Additionally, Trowa and Quatre's upgrades are little more than space mobility conversions for their original Gundams.Gundams, though Trowa's upgrade does come with double the firepower of the original. Then comes ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', but since the Gundams are a RetCon rather than entirely new machines, the only actual upgrade is the Tallgeese III.
1st Mar '17 7:03:52 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' was the trope codifier, with Camille Bidan's Gundam Mk. II being traded midseason for the titular Zeta Gundam.
13th Feb '17 2:32:15 PM MarcoPolo250
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** Lelouch hijacks the SuperPrototype IFX-V301 Gawain to replace his (crappy) ace custom mecha about 2/3 of the way through the first season. Said SuperPrototype gets destroyed in the season finale so the salvaged parts are used to rebuild it into the Type-0/0A Shinkirō which has {{Deflector Shield}}s and a BeamSpam WaveMotionGun.

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** Lelouch hijacks the SuperPrototype IFX-V301 Gawain to replace his (crappy) ace custom mecha about 2/3 of the way through the first season. Said SuperPrototype gets destroyed in the season finale so finale, and the salvaged parts are used to rebuild it into the Type-0/0A Shinkirō which has {{Deflector Shield}}s and a BeamSpam WaveMotionGun.
4th Jan '17 10:31:27 AM WillKeaton
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* Early in the second season ''WesternAnimation/VoltronTheThirdDimension,'' the titular robot travels to another dimension and transforms into Stealth Voltron. It isn't a permanent upgrade however as Voltron returns to normal when returning to its home dimension. It does however transform into Stealth Voltorn every time it returns to the other dimension.
6th Nov '16 8:43:39 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': Partway through the Rivalry Arc, Jinx develops a new outfit for herself. Among other things, it's magically warded to protect her from energy attacks.

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* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': Partway through the Rivalry Arc, after the encounter with Mad Mod, Jinx develops a new outfit for herself. Among other things, it's magically warded to protect her from energy attacks.attacks.
** The start of the same arc also sees [[VillainProtagonist Midnight]] develop a new suit of armor for herself, made from [[spoiler: [[TheStarscream Ai's]] remains]]. It is also magically warded, specifically to counter Jinx's hex magic (which her old suit was vulnerable to).
6th Nov '16 8:14:43 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/JewelOfDarkness'': Partway through the Rivalry Arc, Jinx develops a new outfit for herself. Among other things, it's magically warded to protect her from energy attacks.
4th Nov '16 10:36:51 PM DarkHunter
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** It occured twice in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'':
*** The X-Divider was more of a downgrade in a sense that Garrod was unable to use the Sat Cannon. But it did turn him to a formidable pilot.
*** The original Sat Cannon was borderline useless anyway since it could only be used at night when the moon was out, Tiffa had to mentally activate it the first time for Garrod to be able to use it, it had a awkward firing position that rendered the Gundam helpless while firing, and it was pure barely controllable destructive force. The Double X corrected all but the night problem (it had Jamil's brainwave data taken from the first Gundam X so Garrod could arm the weapon on his own, it swung over the shoulders allowing the Gundam to do other things while charging, and it was easier to control the firing angle. Until then the Divider weapon was more effective at it could be fired anytime by anyone with the beams much easier to control. Also the Divider and Double X corrected the original GX's other weapon issues by having both a shield and a rifle (the first was a combination rifle shield thing which was a glaring weakness because both are generally needed to block and exchange fire in a Gundam dogfight), both of which were superior upgrades on their own.

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** It occured occurred twice in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'':
*** The X-Divider was more of a downgrade in a sense that Garrod was unable to use Played with when the Sat Cannon. But it did turn him to a formidable pilot.
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original Sat X was rebuilt into the X-Divider, as it lost its most powerful weapon, the Satellite Cannon. On the other hand, the Cannon was borderline useless anyway much of the time since it could only be used at night when the moon was out, Tiffa had to mentally activate it the first time for Garrod to be able to use it, it had a awkward firing position that rendered the Gundam helpless while firing, it could only be fired once per battle, and when it was pure barely controllable the result was a gigantic, unwieldy beam of annihilation that caused tremendous collateral damage. The Divider's weapons may have been weaker in terms of destructive force. capability, but they were more effective as they could be fired anytime by anyone with the beams much easier to control. It also had its rifle separate from the shield, which was much easier to use than the combo rifle-shield the original X had.
*** Later, Garrod swaps out the X-Divider for the brand-new Double X Gundam, which brought back the Satellite Cannon.
The Double X corrected all but the night problem (it had Jamil's brainwave data taken from the first Gundam X so Garrod could arm the weapon on his own, it swung over the shoulders allowing the Gundam to do other things while charging, and it was easier to control the firing angle. Until then angle). Like the Divider weapon was more effective at Divider, it could be fired anytime by anyone with the beams much easier to control. Also the Divider and Double X also corrected the original GX's other weapon issues by having both a X's unwieldy armaments with separate shield and a rifle (the first was a combination rifle shield thing which was a glaring weakness because both are generally needed to block and exchange fire in a Gundam dogfight), both of which were superior upgrades on their own.rifle, as well as two beam sabers.
4th Oct '16 1:03:29 PM iowaforever
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* Miho's Panzer IV Ausf. D is the only tank from Ōarai to get an actual Mid-Season Upgrade in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', the girls swapping out its original cannon for a high velocity gun just before the semifinals (upgrading it to an Ausf. F2 configuration). The Panzer IV is upgraded again just before the FinalBattle, gaining additional armor "skirts" to make it an Ausf. H configuration. The only other tank from Ōarai to get an upgrade is Turtle Team's Panzer 38(t), which is converted into a Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" tank destroyer before the final match.
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