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6th Jun '16 12:30:30 PM DragonRanger
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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His basic JackOfAllStats form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii he uses in that form. His other Damashii are two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Mugen]]).
*** [[TheRival Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (Specter Damashii), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Deep Specter]]).

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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His basic JackOfAllStats form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii he uses in that form. His other Damashii are two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Mugen]]).
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*** [[TheRival Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (Specter Damashii), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Deep Specter]]).(Deep Specter).



** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla.

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** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla.Gorilla, and later on [[spoiler:the Zyuoh Whale SuperMode]]. SixthRanger Zyuoh [=TheWorld=] also has multiple modes, with the balanced rhino, speedy wolf, and powerful crocodile.
30th Apr '16 6:05:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Spartas from ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. The show also had the classic transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.

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* The Spartas from ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. The Of course, the show also had the classic transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.
30th Apr '16 6:04:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Spartas from ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes.

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* The Spartas from ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. The show also had the classic transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.
30th Apr '16 5:57:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and many spin-offs: Many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a helicopter), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] for ground combat.
** The trend continues in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''. The titular mecha from ''Orguss'' add TankGoodness as a fourth mode, while Spartas from ''Southern Cross'', being land mecha, switch to [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]] and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes.

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, many spin-offs: Many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a helicopter), VTOL aircraft and is also used for pulling off fancy maneuvers), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] for (for ground combat.
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The trend continues in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'', titular mecha of ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' has ''four'' modes: humanoid robot, plane, plane with legs, and TankGoodness.
* The Legioss of ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' is a three-form transforming fighter jet. Additionally, the titular Mospeada is a small-scale variant of the trope, being a motorcycle that can transform into ''PoweredArmor''.
* The Spartas from
''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''. The titular mecha from ''Orguss'' add TankGoodness as a fourth mode, while Spartas from ''Southern Cross'', being land mecha, can switch to between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]] cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes.
13th Apr '16 1:08:02 PM DragonRanger
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** [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]: JokeCharacter (Growing), JackOfAllStats ((Rising) Mighty), FragileSpeedster ((Rising) Dragon), GlassCannon ((Rising) Pegasus), MightyGlacier ((Rising) Titan), LightningBruiser (Amazing Mighty), and SuperMode (Ultimate). ''Decade'' adds a new one that goes UpToEleven (Rising Ultimate). ''Kuuga'' is also the only series to ''really'' adhere to the officially listed ''disadvantages'' of each form; when gaining Dragon Form he finds he's much more agile, able to jump to reach an opponent who prefers rooftops to streets, but when he finally gets there, he fights his physical strength is much less ''mighty'' than it was in Mighty Form and he gets smacked down.

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** [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga]]: JokeCharacter (Growing), JackOfAllStats ((Rising) (([[MidSeasonUpgrade Rising]]) Mighty), FragileSpeedster ((Rising) Dragon), GlassCannon ((Rising) Pegasus), MightyGlacier ((Rising) Titan), LightningBruiser (Amazing Mighty), and SuperMode (Ultimate). ''Decade'' His appearance in ''Kamen Rider Decade'' adds a new one that goes UpToEleven (Rising Ultimate). ''Kuuga'' is also the only series to ''really'' adhere to the officially listed ''disadvantages'' of each form; when gaining Dragon Form he finds he's much more agile, able to jump to reach an opponent who prefers rooftops to streets, but when he finally gets there, he fights his physical strength is much less ''mighty'' than it was in Mighty Form and he gets smacked down.



** [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard]]: JackOfAllStats (Flame Style), SquishyWizard (Water), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane), MightyGlacier (Land), GlassCannon ([[MidSeasonUpgrade "Dragon" versions of the previous four]]), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined All Dragon]]), and SuperMode (Infinity). The movie forms are another LightningBruiser (Special Rush, a {{Palette Swap}}ped stand-in for All Dragon), UpToEleven (Infinity Dragon), and then [[UpToEleven Up to Twelve]] ([[GoldenSuperMode Infinity Dragon Gold]]).

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** [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard]]: JackOfAllStats (Flame ([[MidSeasonUpgrade Dragon]]) Style), SquishyWizard (Water), (Water (Dragon)), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane), (Hurricane (Dragon)), MightyGlacier (Land), GlassCannon ([[MidSeasonUpgrade "Dragon" versions of the previous four]]), (Land (Dragon)), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined All Dragon]]), and SuperMode (Infinity). The movie forms are another LightningBruiser (Special Rush, a {{Palette Swap}}ped stand-in for All Dragon), UpToEleven (Infinity Dragon), and then [[UpToEleven Up to Twelve]] ([[GoldenSuperMode Infinity Dragon Gold]]).



*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: Two JackOfAllStats (Ore Damashii and Ryoma), two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), LightningBruiser (Toucon Boost), and two {{Super Mode}}s ([[spoiler:[[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]] and Mugen]]).

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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: Two His basic JackOfAllStats (Ore form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii and Ryoma), he uses in that form. His other Damashii are two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), LightningBruiser (Toucon Boost), ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and two {{Super Mode}}s ([[spoiler:[[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]] and Mugen]]).SuperMode ([[spoiler:Mugen]]).



*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (Necrom Damashii), MagicKnight (Grimm), MightyGlacier (Sanzo).



* While MultiformBalance with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') mecha is usually achieved through {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s, a couple of Sentai mecha have multiple configurations that serve different purposes. ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' and ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' have five jet mecha that can either combine into a larger jet or a humanoid robot. Additionally, Timeranger's [=TimeRobo=] had two modes: The close combat oriented [=TimeRobo=] Alpha and the agile ranged [=TimeRobo=] Beta.
** Impressively, [=TimeRobo=] multi-form balance extends to its SuperMode when combined with [=TimeShadow=]. Alpha and Beta each have their own combination.
** Both individually and as a team Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger take this [[UpToEleven way past any logical level]]. With the ability to swap between the forms of two hundred previous rangers the Gokaigers can in theory match their combat needs to just about any conceivable situation plus, from [[MightyGlacier heavy hitting close quarter fighters]] with ''Dynaman'' to [[FragileSpeedster swift and deadly ninjas]] with ''Kakuranger'' and just about everything in between.
*** The same holds true for [[HumongousMecha Gokai-oh]] with the assorted [[MechaExpansionPack Greater Powers]] granted by previous teams giving it a variety of combat modes.
*** The movies show they can do [[Franchise/KamenRider Kamen Riders]] and MetalHeroes as well.

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* While MultiformBalance with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') mecha is usually achieved through {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s, a couple of Sentai mecha have multiple configurations that serve different purposes. ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' and ''Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger'' have five jet mecha that can either combine into a larger jet or a humanoid robot. robot.
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Additionally, Timeranger's [=TimeRobo=] had two modes: The close combat oriented [=TimeRobo=] Alpha and the agile ranged [=TimeRobo=] Beta.
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Beta. Impressively, [=TimeRobo=] multi-form balance extends to its SuperMode when combined with [=TimeShadow=]. Alpha and Beta each have their own combination.
** Both individually and as a team Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger team, the ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' take this [[UpToEleven way past any logical level]]. With the ability to swap between the forms of two hundred previous rangers the Gokaigers can in theory match their combat needs to just about any conceivable situation plus, from [[MightyGlacier heavy hitting close quarter fighters]] with ''Dynaman'' to [[FragileSpeedster swift and deadly ninjas]] with ''Kakuranger'' and just about everything in between.
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between. The same holds true for [[HumongousMecha Gokai-oh]] with the assorted [[MechaExpansionPack Greater Powers]] granted by previous teams giving it a variety of combat modes.
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modes. The movies show they can do [[Franchise/KamenRider Kamen Riders]] borrow the powers of Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s and MetalHeroes Franchise/MetalHeroes as well.well.
** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla.
25th Feb '16 4:42:01 AM Theokal3
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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' has this as its core concept. The protagonist, Ben Tennyson, wears an alien watch-like device which he can use to shapeshift into a large variety of aliens beings, each with its own super-power. He started out with only ten, but got new forms as the series progressed, and it was explicitly stated he could potentially have more than one million.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' has this as its core concept. The protagonist, Ben Tennyson, wears an alien watch-like device which he can use to shapeshift into a large variety of aliens beings, each with its own super-power.super-power (one has SuperSpeed, another is PlayingWithFire, and so on ). He started out with only ten, but got new forms as the series progressed, and it was explicitly stated he could potentially have more than one million.
25th Feb '16 4:37:38 AM Theokal3
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' subverts this in the first season (and hints of it remain in the newer seasons). The first season started things off with ten aliens, each with different super powers, but as the original series came to a close, Ben had access to even more aliens. But considering Ben is [[JustifiedTrope ten years-old and not a tactical hero]], he almost always used [[MightyGlacier Fourarms]]. How well this worked out for him depended on how many times he's transformed that day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' subverts has this in the first season (and hints of it remain in the newer seasons). as its core concept. The first season started things off with ten aliens, protagonist, Ben Tennyson, wears an alien watch-like device which he can use to shapeshift into a large variety of aliens beings, each with different super powers, its own super-power. He started out with only ten, but got new forms as the original series came to a close, Ben had access to even progressed, and it was explicitly stated he could potentially have more aliens. But considering Ben is [[JustifiedTrope ten years-old and not a tactical hero]], he almost always used [[MightyGlacier Fourarms]]. How well this worked out for him depended on how many times he's transformed that day.than one million.
20th Feb '16 12:08:51 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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** Monkey D. Luffy's [[SuperMode Gears]]: Gear Second is a LightningBruiser, while Gear Third is the MightyGlacier.

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** Monkey D. Luffy's [[SuperMode Gears]]: Gear Second is a LightningBruiser, while Gear Third is the MightyGlacier. [[spoiler: Gear Fourth takes them UpToEleven, but has its drawbacks - it's extremely taxing on his body, and as with Chopper's controlled Monster Point, he can only use it for a short while and is exhausted afterward. When he forces himself to use it twice in one day, he falls unconscious for three days afterward.]]
18th Feb '16 7:57:34 PM Kuruni
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*** Zangetsu (Shin): JackOfAllStats (Melon Arms) and LightningBruiser (Melon Energy).



*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (Necrom Damashii) and two unknown (Grimm and Sanzo).
18th Feb '16 4:24:35 AM ZeroWizard
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*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (Necrom Damashii) and two unknown (Grimm and Sanzo).
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