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10th Aug '16 8:27:48 PM Willbyr
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* Partway through the second season of ''InitialD'', Takumi's [=AE86=] Trueno [[spoiler:[[HeroicRROD breaks down]] ([[HeroicBSOD along with him]])]] and gets an engine swap. [[spoiler:His father [[TricksterMentor lets this to happen]] so as to force Takumi to accept the swap.]]

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* Partway through the second season of ''InitialD'', ''Manga/InitialD'', Takumi's [=AE86=] Trueno [[spoiler:[[HeroicRROD breaks down]] ([[HeroicBSOD along with him]])]] and gets an engine swap. [[spoiler:His father [[TricksterMentor lets this to happen]] so as to force Takumi to accept the swap.]]
1st Aug '16 9:22:06 PM Kaihedgie
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** Happens to [[spoiler:Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]



** Happens to [[spoiler:Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]


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** Happens to [[spoiler:Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]



1st Aug '16 9:21:08 PM Kaihedgie
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** Happens to [[Spoiler: Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]


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** Happens to [[Spoiler: Ex- [[spoiler:Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]

1st Aug '16 9:19:43 PM Kaihedgie
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\n**Happens to [[Spoiler: Ex- of all people in ''Maxi Boost ON'' when he returns as Ex Treme, now using an upgraded black version of his Extreme Gundam called Extreme Gundam MK. II AXE. Rather than using giant armors, it deftly flies around the arena firing energy blasts from its hands, a hidden beam cannon and its mouth, massive beam swords formed from its flying shields and even manages to essentially turn the Gundams Leos derived his own unit from by creating hard-light replicas of other Gundams that can mimic the weapons and functionalities of the originals.]]

23rd Jul '16 8:12:07 AM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/ShadowsAwakening'': About midway through the story, [[EvilSorcerer Daolon Wong]] manages to transform himself into a Shadowkhan and add their [[CastingAShadow powers]] to his own, including being able to make his own tribe of Wizard Khan. In response, Jade -- who already has Shadowkhan powers of her own thanks to [[SuperPoweredEvilSide her Queen persona]] -- also learns to make her own tribe of [[AmazonBrigade Kunoichi Khan]].
7th Jul '16 10:19:28 AM Willbyr
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* Halfway through ''VisionOfEscaflowne'', the titular mecha has taken a rather thorough shellacking, and Van has been [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized]] to it. The heroes call in the Yspano clan, who originally built Escaflowne, to repair it and save Van.

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* Halfway through ''VisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', the titular mecha has taken a rather thorough shellacking, and Van has been [[{{Synchronization}} synchronized]] to it. The heroes call in the Yspano clan, who originally built Escaflowne, to repair it and save Van.
1st Jul '16 11:05:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'' had this as its method of keeping hero characters in focus -- as with every change came new toys. It was either this, or [[SpotlightStealingSquad bringing in new heroes]] and [[OutOfFocus push the old ones back]], the creators explained.

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* ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' had this as its method of keeping hero characters in focus -- as with every change came new toys. It was either this, or [[SpotlightStealingSquad bringing in new heroes]] and [[OutOfFocus push the old ones back]], the creators explained.
1st Jul '16 10:34:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' often subverts this; whenevers characters change mecha, their new one isn't necessarily better than their previous ride:

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' often subverts this; whenevers characters change whenever a character changes mecha, their new one ride isn't necessarily better than their previous ride:one:
1st Jul '16 10:33:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Alto and Luca downgrade from their VF-25s to a VF-171 variant called the VF-171EX. On the plus side, this variant is specifically tuned to be an anti-Vajira upgrade. Alto then gets a movie only Upgrade: The YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie.
** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' subverts this. The Hero Basara uses the same Valkyrie for the whole show, and the Lancer Gamlin's upgrade is practically the same unit as his first one with only a different head and different markings to show that he is a squadron commander. The only character to actually switch to brand new completely different mecha is Mauve Shirt Docker upgrading from a Nightmare to an Excalibur, and he's totally ineffective with it. Basara gets an Upgrade in ''Dynamite 7'' though.
*** In fact most Macross series subvert this since each season has several mecha that are more or less the same mecha with different heads. While characters do get "newer" mecha its not really an upgrade in terms of weapons or ability.
*** Not always. In the original series, Valkyries get two upgrades-- the sort of crappy missile armor that locks them in Battroid mode, and then, when they decided Valkyries didn't carry enough missiles already, they got the Super packs.
*** Also, Hikaru, Max and Milia gets newer machines a few times. In his first battle, the still civilian Hikaru is on the Valkirye VF-1D trainer variant; when he's finally in the military, he gets the VF-1J ace variant, on which is applied the battroid-only upgrade for a single battle; after Roy's death, he inherits his VF-1S, faster and better armed than the standard ace custom, that for the final battle against Bodolza's gets the super packs with more missiles and the anti-ship reaction missiles. On his own, Max starts with the standard VF-1A, receives a VF-1J after getting promoted, and fights the final battle with his fighter upgraded with the super packs. Finally, Milia starts with a Meltrandi Queadluun-Rau power armor, gets downgraded to the inferior VF-1J over joining UN Spacy (that has no Queadluun-Rau for her), but fights Bodolza with her VF-1J upgraded with super packs and the one thing the Queadluun-Rau never had, anti-ship missiles.

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' often subverts this; whenevers characters change mecha, their new one isn't necessarily better than their previous ride:
**
In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', Alto and Luca downgrade actually ''downgrade'' from their VF-25s to a VF-171 variant called the VF-171EX. On the plus side, this variant is specifically tuned to be an anti-Vajira anti-Vajra upgrade. In the film adaptation, Alto then gets a movie only Upgrade: genuine upgrade: The YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie.
** In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' subverts this. The Hero Basara 7}}'', [[TheHero Basara]] uses the same Valkyrie for the whole show, and the Lancer Gamlin's while [[TheLancer Gamlin's]] upgrade is practically the same unit as his first one with only a different head and different markings to show that he is a squadron commander. The only character to actually switch to brand new a completely different mecha is Mauve Shirt Docker upgrading from a Nightmare to an Excalibur, and he's totally ineffective with it. Basara gets an Upgrade true upgrade in ''Dynamite 7'' though.
*** In fact most Macross series subvert this since each season has several mecha that are more or less the same mecha with different heads. While characters do get "newer" mecha its not really an upgrade in terms of weapons or ability.
*** Not always.
** In the original series, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the Valkyries get had two upgrades-- upgrade options -- the sort of crappy first being the sort-of-crappy missile armor that locks them in Battroid mode, and then, the second being, when they the higher-ups decided Valkyries didn't carry enough missiles already, they got the actually good Super packs.
Packs.
*** Also, Hikaru, Max and Milia gets newer machines a few times. In his first battle, the still civilian still-civilian Hikaru is on the Valkirye VF-1D trainer variant; when he's finally in the military, he gets the VF-1J ace variant, on which is applied itself gets the battroid-only upgrade for a single battle; after Roy's death, he inherits his VF-1S, which is faster and better armed than the standard ace custom, that and gets a Super Pack with anti-ship reaction missiles for the final battle against Bodolza's gets the super packs with more missiles and the anti-ship reaction missiles. On his own, forces.
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Max starts with the standard VF-1A, receives a VF-1J after getting promoted, and fights the final battle with his fighter upgraded with the super packs. Finally, a Super Pack.
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Milia starts with a Meltrandi Queadluun-Rau power armor, gets downgraded to the inferior VF-1J over upon joining UN Spacy (that has no Queadluun-Rau for her), (since it doesn't have any Queadluun-Raus), but fights Bodolza with her VF-1J upgraded with super packs a Super Pack and the one thing the Queadluun-Rau never had, anti-ship missiles.
25th Jun '16 6:37:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', Ginrai discovered a trailer approximately 1/3 of the way through the series, and learned to combine with it a couple of episodes later at a moment of [[DieOrFly dramatic need]]. A around the 2/3 point, he got his hands on the Godbomber, which allowed him to become even more super.

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* In ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', Ginrai discovered a trailer approximately 1/3 of the way through the series, and learned to combine with it a couple of episodes later at a moment of [[DieOrFly dramatic need]]. A around the 2/3 point, he got his hands on the Godbomber, which allowed him to become even more super.
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