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%% * ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' does this via Multiple Weapon Balance.
* Tony Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Eating a Zoan-type devil fruit gave him three forms, and he gained four more (plus a [[UnstoppableRage superpowered berserker form]]) through his Rumble Ball. And post-TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he now has control of his berserker form, albeit at the cost that he can only maintain it for three minutes, and is still too exhausted to move for several hours afterwards]].
** 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.]]
* ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury Zero''. In addition to its [[JackOfAllStats default form]] Liger Zero had different [[MechaExpansionPack equipment modes]] that changed it into different types depending on the situation. "Panzer" mode became a MightyGlacier, "Schneider" is a GlassCannon and the "Jager" unit is a FragileSpeedster.
** Battle Story and other variants give us the Liger Zero X (an Empire version designed for electronic warfare) and various packs for the Berserk Fury that replace its iconic "eggbeaters" with high-powered boosters (Sturm Fury), hybrid particle cannons (Jagd Fury), or a high-output reactor and missile pods (the Tyran series).
** Also in ''Zoids Genesis'', [[JackOfAllStats Murasame Liger]], [[FragileSpeedster Hayate Liger]] and [[MightyGlacier Mugen Liger]].
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' sometime use this trope along with [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]].
** The first animate example can be seen on ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'''s [[MidSeasonUpgrade V2 Gundam]]. With FragileSpeedster (V2 Gundam), JackOfAllStats (V2 Assault Gundam), GlassCannon (V2 Buster Gundam), MightyGlacier (V2 Assault Buster Gundam)
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' has it in spades thanks to the abundance of [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]]. Start with [[TheHero Strike Gundam]], but EliteMook from [[AllThereInTheManual MSV]] and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' can use them as well. And by the time of Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny, even {{Mook}}s and {{Red Shirt}}s have them.
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Striker pack), StoneWall (Aile Strike[[note]]The fastest and armed with shield, but lacking heavy weapon.[[/note]]), JackOfAllStats (Sword Strike[[note]]Has {{BFS}} and can use arm anchor as small shield[[/note]]), GlassCannon (Launcher Strike[[note]]Has {{BFG}} but no protective gear against beam[[/note]]), SuperMode (Integrated Weapons Striker Pack), SquishyWizard (Lightning Strike[[note]]Can transfer reserve energy to allies.[[/note]])
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Silhouette pack), JackOfAllStats (Force Impulse), MightyGlacier (Sword Impulse), GlassCannon (Blast Impulse), SuperMode (Destiny Impulse).
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' does this for the first generation of the eponymous mecha, with [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Titus]], and [[FragileSpeedster Spallow]] modes. Averted in the second generation though, where AGE-2 Double Bullet is nothing but an improvement over the original AGE. AGE-3 return to this trope: the [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Fortress]] and [[LightningBruiser Orbital]].
** The manga ''Gundam EXA'' introduces the two Extreme Gundams; The [[TheHero Type-Leos]] possesses its [[JackOfAllStats base form]], [[GlassCannon Eclipse Phase]], [[MightyGlacier Xenon Phase]], and [[SquishyWizard Aios Phase]], with his MidSeasonUpgrade Type-Leos II Vs. being an AllYourPowersCombined SuperMode. The villainous [[BigBad Ex-]]'s Extreme has analogous forms (Tachyon, Carnage, and Ignis respectively), as well as the later [[LightningBruiser Mystic Phase]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a VTOL aircraft and is also used for pulling off fancy maneuvers), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] (for ground combat).
* The 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'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. Of course, the show also had transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The three forms of Getter are alway JackOfAllStats, FragileSpeedster and MightyGlacier. Each of them also specialize in different environments. Its AffectionateParody, Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}} and VideoGame/GeppyX, also follow same pattern.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' with [[TheHero Haru's]] sword, the Ten Powers. Eisenmeteor is the default form, having [[RockBeatsLaser Mundane beats Magic]], Explosion is GlassCannon, Silfarion is FragileSpeedster, Mel Force the LightningBruiser, Gravity Core the MightyGlacier, Sacrifar TheBerserker DeadlyUpgrade, and Ravelt the SuperMode. Ditto for it's EvilCounterpart.
* A popular gimmick for [[CombiningMecha combiner teams]] in the Japanese {{Transformers}} series, particularly ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', where the position of each limb component would dictate if the combined 'bot was in Balance, Speed, or Power forms.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' applies this to is ChessMotifs. When a [[MasterOfNone Pawn]] promotes, a [[LightningBruiser Queen]] isn't always the best option. While it does give a general boost, the specialties of a [[SuperStrength Rook]], [[SuperSpeed Knight]] or even [[TheMedic Bishop]] can be more effective in cases. This is especially prevalent when Issei learns to apply his promotions to [[SuperMode Boosted Gear Scale Mail]].
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after the Super Saiyan transformation starts being SoLastSeason, several new variants on it are introduced. The original form becomes a JackOfAllStats, while the "3rd Grade" Super Saiyan becomes a MightyGlacier (it actually enhances the strength of the user but NOT the speed that should come with it, making the form useless), while Super Saiyan 2 makes the user even more of a LightningBruiser than fighters in ''Dragon Ball Z'' usually are. Most of the other forms shown are AwesomeButImpractical for various reasons (usually that they consume too much energy to use for very long).
* Arbok is given this in Manga/PokemonAdventures in the form of a special smoke used by Agatha that changes its belly pattern. There are patterns for increased attack, defense, self-healing and NighInvulnerability.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:omake-only character Reel, as Kamen Rider Skull the Second, has multiple Rider forms he can change between, but the omake chapters only show two: his default form, and his strongest. WordOfGod states that his fifth form is his SuperMode, Kamen Rider Skull Xtreme, and the form used for battle in the final omake is his sixth and final form, Kamen Rider Skull Gold Xtreme.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Hyodou Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' gets one later in Volume 9 when he gets access to his new powers named Illegal Trianna, aside from his [[JackOfAllStats default Balance Breaker]] state. His Welsh Sonic Boost Knight is the typical FragileSpeedster, his Welsh Blaster Bishop is the GlassCannon, Welsh Draconic Rook being the MightyGlacier, and finally his (incomplete) Cardinal Crimson Queen being the LightningBruiser.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': While each of the kids have their own unique morphs, there are several occasions when they've morphed the same animal (sometimes to exploit the fact that the animal goes into a stupor when being acquired, long enough for them to escape, like the hammerhead shark or the ''T. rex''). The inverse of the trope bites them in the ass when they attack the Yeerk pool all in polar bear morph and nearly die.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* 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, 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. 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 borrow the powers of Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s and Franchise/MetalHeroes as well.
** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla, and later on the Zyuoh Whale SuperMode. SixthRanger Zyuoh [=TheWorld=] also has multiple modes, with the balanced rhino, speedy wolf, and powerful crocodile.
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[[folder:Live Action TV - ''Kamen Rider'']]

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
%% * ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' does this via Multiple Weapon Balance.
* Tony Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Eating a Zoan-type devil fruit gave him three forms, and he gained four more (plus a [[UnstoppableRage superpowered berserker form]]) through his Rumble Ball. And post-TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he now has control of his berserker form, albeit at the cost that he can only maintain it for three minutes, and is still too exhausted to move for several hours afterwards]].
** 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.]]
* ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury Zero''. In addition to its [[JackOfAllStats default form]] Liger Zero had different [[MechaExpansionPack equipment modes]] that changed it into different types depending on the situation. "Panzer" mode became a MightyGlacier, "Schneider" is a GlassCannon and the "Jager" unit is a FragileSpeedster.
** Battle Story and other variants give us the Liger Zero X (an Empire version designed for electronic warfare) and various packs for the Berserk Fury that replace its iconic "eggbeaters" with high-powered boosters (Sturm Fury), hybrid particle cannons (Jagd Fury), or a high-output reactor and missile pods (the Tyran series).
** Also in ''Zoids Genesis'', [[JackOfAllStats Murasame Liger]], [[FragileSpeedster Hayate Liger]] and [[MightyGlacier Mugen Liger]].
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' sometime use this trope along with [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]].
** The first animate example can be seen on ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'''s [[MidSeasonUpgrade V2 Gundam]]. With FragileSpeedster (V2 Gundam), JackOfAllStats (V2 Assault Gundam), GlassCannon (V2 Buster Gundam), MightyGlacier (V2 Assault Buster Gundam)
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' has it in spades thanks to the abundance of [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]]. Start with [[TheHero Strike Gundam]], but EliteMook from [[AllThereInTheManual MSV]] and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' can use them as well. And by the time of Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny, even {{Mook}}s and {{Red Shirt}}s have them.
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Striker pack), StoneWall (Aile Strike[[note]]The fastest and armed with shield, but lacking heavy weapon.[[/note]]), JackOfAllStats (Sword Strike[[note]]Has {{BFS}} and can use arm anchor as small shield[[/note]]), GlassCannon (Launcher Strike[[note]]Has {{BFG}} but no protective gear against beam[[/note]]), SuperMode (Integrated Weapons Striker Pack), SquishyWizard (Lightning Strike[[note]]Can transfer reserve energy to allies.[[/note]])
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Silhouette pack), JackOfAllStats (Force Impulse), MightyGlacier (Sword Impulse), GlassCannon (Blast Impulse), SuperMode (Destiny Impulse).
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' does this for the first generation of the eponymous mecha, with [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Titus]], and [[FragileSpeedster Spallow]] modes. Averted in the second generation though, where AGE-2 Double Bullet is nothing but an improvement over the original AGE. AGE-3 return to this trope: the [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Fortress]] and [[LightningBruiser Orbital]].
** The manga ''Gundam EXA'' introduces the two Extreme Gundams; The [[TheHero Type-Leos]] possesses its [[JackOfAllStats base form]], [[GlassCannon Eclipse Phase]], [[MightyGlacier Xenon Phase]], and [[SquishyWizard Aios Phase]], with his MidSeasonUpgrade Type-Leos II Vs. being an AllYourPowersCombined SuperMode. The villainous [[BigBad Ex-]]'s Extreme has analogous forms (Tachyon, Carnage, and Ignis respectively), as well as the later [[LightningBruiser Mystic Phase]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a VTOL aircraft and is also used for pulling off fancy maneuvers), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] (for ground combat).
* The 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'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. Of course, the show also had transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The three forms of Getter are alway JackOfAllStats, FragileSpeedster and MightyGlacier. Each of them also specialize in different environments. Its AffectionateParody, Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}} and VideoGame/GeppyX, also follow same pattern.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' with [[TheHero Haru's]] sword, the Ten Powers. Eisenmeteor is the default form, having [[RockBeatsLaser Mundane beats Magic]], Explosion is GlassCannon, Silfarion is FragileSpeedster, Mel Force the LightningBruiser, Gravity Core the MightyGlacier, Sacrifar TheBerserker DeadlyUpgrade, and Ravelt the SuperMode. Ditto for it's EvilCounterpart.
* A popular gimmick for [[CombiningMecha combiner teams]] in the Japanese {{Transformers}} series, particularly ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', where the position of each limb component would dictate if the combined 'bot was in Balance, Speed, or Power forms.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' applies this to is ChessMotifs. When a [[MasterOfNone Pawn]] promotes, a [[LightningBruiser Queen]] isn't always the best option. While it does give a general boost, the specialties of a [[SuperStrength Rook]], [[SuperSpeed Knight]] or even [[TheMedic Bishop]] can be more effective in cases. This is especially prevalent when Issei learns to apply his promotions to [[SuperMode Boosted Gear Scale Mail]].
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after the Super Saiyan transformation starts being SoLastSeason, several new variants on it are introduced. The original form becomes a JackOfAllStats, while the "3rd Grade" Super Saiyan becomes a MightyGlacier (it actually enhances the strength of the user but NOT the speed that should come with it, making the form useless), while Super Saiyan 2 makes the user even more of a LightningBruiser than fighters in ''Dragon Ball Z'' usually are. Most of the other forms shown are AwesomeButImpractical for various reasons (usually that they consume too much energy to use for very long).
* Arbok is given this in Manga/PokemonAdventures in the form of a special smoke used by Agatha that changes its belly pattern. There are patterns for increased attack, defense, self-healing and NighInvulnerability.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:omake-only character Reel, as Kamen Rider Skull the Second, has multiple Rider forms he can change between, but the omake chapters only show two: his default form, and his strongest. WordOfGod states that his fifth form is his SuperMode, Kamen Rider Skull Xtreme, and the form used for battle in the final omake is his sixth and final form, Kamen Rider Skull Gold Xtreme.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Hyodou Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' gets one later in Volume 9 when he gets access to his new powers named Illegal Trianna, aside from his [[JackOfAllStats default Balance Breaker]] state. His Welsh Sonic Boost Knight is the typical FragileSpeedster, his Welsh Blaster Bishop is the GlassCannon, Welsh Draconic Rook being the MightyGlacier, and finally his (incomplete) Cardinal Crimson Queen being the LightningBruiser.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': While each of the kids have their own unique morphs, there are several occasions when they've morphed the same animal (sometimes to exploit the fact that the animal goes into a stupor when being acquired, long enough for them to escape, like the hammerhead shark or the ''T. rex''). The inverse of the trope bites them in the ass when they attack the Yeerk pool all in polar bear morph and nearly die.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* 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, 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. 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 borrow the powers of Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s and Franchise/MetalHeroes as well.
** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla, and later on the Zyuoh Whale SuperMode. SixthRanger Zyuoh [=TheWorld=] also has multiple modes, with the balanced rhino, speedy wolf, and powerful crocodile.
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[[folder:Live Action TV - ''Kamen
[[folder:''Kamen Rider'']]



[[folder:Live Action TV - ''Ultra Series'']]
* Not as prominent as its rival franchise, but the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' use this trope on a few shows.
** ''Series/UltramanTiga'': JackOfAllStats (Multi Type), MightyGlacier (Power Type), FragileSpeedster (Sky Type), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Glitter Tiga)]].
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'': JackOfAllStats (Flash Type), MightyGlacier (Strong Type), and FragileSpeedster with [[SquishyWizard more 'supernatural' abilities]] (Miracle Type).
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'': SquishyWizard[[note]]Focus on healing and purification[[/note]] (Luna Mode), JackOfAllStats (Corona Mode), LightningBruiser (Space Corona Mode), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Eclipse Mode and Future Mode).]]
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'': JackOfAllStats (Specium Zepellion), GlassCannon (Burnmite), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane Slash), StoneWall with [[TheBerserker brutal fighting style]] (Thunder Breaster), LightningBruiser (Orb Origin) and SuperMode (Trinity).
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'': JackOfAllStats (Primitive), MightyGlacier (Solid Burning), FragileSpeedster (Acro Smasher), LightningBruiser (Magnificent), and SuperMode (Royal Mega Master).

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
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* Not as prominent as its rival franchise, but the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' use ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' does this trope on via Multiple Weapon Balance.
* Tony Tony Chopper from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Eating
a few shows.
** ''Series/UltramanTiga'': JackOfAllStats (Multi Type), MightyGlacier (Power Type), FragileSpeedster (Sky Type),
Zoan-type devil fruit gave him three forms, and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Glitter Tiga)]].
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'': JackOfAllStats (Flash Type), MightyGlacier (Strong Type),
he gained four more (plus a [[UnstoppableRage superpowered berserker form]]) through his Rumble Ball. And post-TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he now has control of his berserker form, albeit at the cost that he can only maintain it for three minutes, and FragileSpeedster is still too exhausted to move for several hours afterwards]].
** 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 [[SquishyWizard more 'supernatural' abilities]] (Miracle Type).
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'': SquishyWizard[[note]]Focus on healing
Chopper's controlled Monster Point, he can only use it for a short while and purification[[/note]] (Luna Mode), JackOfAllStats (Corona Mode), LightningBruiser (Space Corona Mode), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Eclipse Mode and Future Mode).is exhausted afterward. When he forces himself to use it twice in one day, he falls unconscious for three days afterward.]]
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'': JackOfAllStats (Specium Zepellion), * ''Anime/ZoidsNewCentury Zero''. In addition to its [[JackOfAllStats default form]] Liger Zero had different [[MechaExpansionPack equipment modes]] that changed it into different types depending on the situation. "Panzer" mode became a MightyGlacier, "Schneider" is a GlassCannon (Burnmite), and the "Jager" unit is a FragileSpeedster.
** Battle Story and other variants give us the Liger Zero X (an Empire version designed for electronic warfare) and various packs for the Berserk Fury that replace its iconic "eggbeaters" with high-powered boosters (Sturm Fury), hybrid particle cannons (Jagd Fury), or a high-output reactor and missile pods (the Tyran series).
** Also in ''Zoids Genesis'', [[JackOfAllStats Murasame Liger]], [[FragileSpeedster Hayate Liger]] and [[MightyGlacier Mugen Liger]].
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' sometime use this trope along with [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]].
** The first animate example can be seen on ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'''s [[MidSeasonUpgrade V2 Gundam]]. With
FragileSpeedster (Hurricane Slash), (V2 Gundam), JackOfAllStats (V2 Assault Gundam), GlassCannon (V2 Buster Gundam), MightyGlacier (V2 Assault Buster Gundam)
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' has it in spades thanks to the abundance of [[MechaExpansionPack Mecha Expansion Packs]]. Start with [[TheHero Strike Gundam]], but EliteMook from [[AllThereInTheManual MSV]] and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' can use them as well. And by the time of Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny, even {{Mook}}s and {{Red Shirt}}s have them.
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Strike Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Striker pack),
StoneWall (Aile Strike[[note]]The fastest and armed with [[TheBerserker brutal fighting style]] (Thunder Breaster), shield, but lacking heavy weapon.[[/note]]), JackOfAllStats (Sword Strike[[note]]Has {{BFS}} and can use arm anchor as small shield[[/note]]), GlassCannon (Launcher Strike[[note]]Has {{BFG}} but no protective gear against beam[[/note]]), SuperMode (Integrated Weapons Striker Pack), SquishyWizard (Lightning Strike[[note]]Can transfer reserve energy to allies.[[/note]])
*** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Impulse Gundam]]: JokeCharacter (no Silhouette pack), JackOfAllStats (Force Impulse), MightyGlacier (Sword Impulse), GlassCannon (Blast Impulse), SuperMode (Destiny Impulse).
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' does this for the first generation of the eponymous mecha, with [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Titus]], and [[FragileSpeedster Spallow]] modes. Averted in the second generation though, where AGE-2 Double Bullet is nothing but an improvement over the original AGE. AGE-3 return to this trope: the [[JackOfAllStats Normal]], [[MightyGlacier Fortress]] and [[LightningBruiser Orbital]].
** The manga ''Gundam EXA'' introduces the two Extreme Gundams; The [[TheHero Type-Leos]] possesses its [[JackOfAllStats base form]], [[GlassCannon Eclipse Phase]], [[MightyGlacier Xenon Phase]], and [[SquishyWizard Aios Phase]], with his MidSeasonUpgrade Type-Leos II Vs. being an AllYourPowersCombined SuperMode. The villainous [[BigBad Ex-]]'s Extreme has analogous forms (Tachyon, Carnage, and Ignis respectively), as well as the later [[LightningBruiser Mystic Phase]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a VTOL aircraft and is also used for pulling off fancy maneuvers), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] (for ground combat).
* The 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'', being land mecha, can switch between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes. Of course, the show also had transforming fighter jet mecha, including one model that could also become a helicopter.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': The three forms of Getter are alway JackOfAllStats, FragileSpeedster and MightyGlacier. Each of them also specialize in different environments. Its AffectionateParody, Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}} and VideoGame/GeppyX, also follow same pattern.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' with [[TheHero Haru's]] sword, the Ten Powers. Eisenmeteor is the default form, having [[RockBeatsLaser Mundane beats Magic]], Explosion is GlassCannon, Silfarion is FragileSpeedster, Mel Force the LightningBruiser, Gravity Core the MightyGlacier, Sacrifar TheBerserker DeadlyUpgrade, and Ravelt the SuperMode. Ditto for it's EvilCounterpart.
* A popular gimmick for [[CombiningMecha combiner teams]] in the Japanese {{Transformers}} series, particularly ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', where the position of each limb component would dictate if the combined 'bot was in Balance, Speed, or Power forms.
* ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' applies this to is ChessMotifs. When a [[MasterOfNone Pawn]] promotes, a [[LightningBruiser Queen]] isn't always the best option. While it does give a general boost, the specialties of a [[SuperStrength Rook]], [[SuperSpeed Knight]] or even [[TheMedic Bishop]] can be more effective in cases. This is especially prevalent when Issei learns to apply his promotions to [[SuperMode Boosted Gear Scale Mail]].
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', after the Super Saiyan transformation starts being SoLastSeason, several new variants on it are introduced. The original form becomes a JackOfAllStats, while the "3rd Grade" Super Saiyan becomes a MightyGlacier (it actually enhances the strength of the user but NOT the speed that should come with it, making the form useless), while Super Saiyan 2 makes the user even more of a
LightningBruiser (Orb Origin) than fighters in ''Dragon Ball Z'' usually are. Most of the other forms shown are AwesomeButImpractical for various reasons (usually that they consume too much energy to use for very long).
* Arbok is given this in Manga/PokemonAdventures in the form of a special smoke used by Agatha that changes its belly pattern. There are patterns for increased attack, defense, self-healing
and SuperMode (Trinity).
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'': JackOfAllStats (Primitive), MightyGlacier (Solid Burning), FragileSpeedster (Acro Smasher), LightningBruiser (Magnificent), and SuperMode (Royal Mega Master).
NighInvulnerability.



[[folder:Mythology]]
* It's at least OlderThanFeudalism. Goddess Parvati from Myth/HinduMythology is usually TheChick, but she may take form of [[ActionGirl Durga]] or [[TheBerserker Kali]] as well.

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* It's at least OlderThanFeudalism. Goddess Parvati from Myth/HinduMythology is usually TheChick, ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:omake-only character Reel, as Kamen Rider Skull the Second, has multiple Rider forms he can change between, but she may take the omake chapters only show two: his default form, and his strongest. WordOfGod states that his fifth form of [[ActionGirl Durga]] or [[TheBerserker Kali]] as well.is his SuperMode, Kamen Rider Skull Xtreme, and the form used for battle in the final omake is his sixth and final form, Kamen Rider Skull Gold Xtreme.]]



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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. Each of a Uratha's five forms has its uses and weaknesses.
** The Hishu (human) form is most likely to pass among mortals and best suited for social dealings.
** The Dalu (wolf-man) form allows added strength and enhanced senses while retaining human form, but still pings Lunacy a little.
** The Gauru (monster two-legged wolf) form is the strongest, most damaging form, but can only be used for a limited time and is locked in a state of rage that makes any action ''but'' attacking something a failure.
** The Urshul (dire wolf) form is fastest of all and quite strong, but will still ping Lunacy heavily.
** The Urhan (wolf) form will blend in most easily in nature and could ''maybe'' pass for a wolfdog in urban environments.
*** The four bestial forms can also be seen as references to different archetypes of werewolf transformation. Urhan clearly owes its lineage to most forms of actual mythological depictions of the werewolf. Dalu is based on the iconic "wolfman" form of film, first seen in Universal Horror's ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''. Urshul arguably has some mythological basis, but can most easily be connected to the werewolf as depicted in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Finally, Gauru resembles the now-iconic "manwolf" that has become heavily associated with werewolves in modern culture and which can be arguably traced back to film via ''Film/TheHowling''.

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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. Each of a Uratha's five forms has its uses and weaknesses.
** The Hishu (human) form is most likely
Hyodou Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' gets one later in Volume 9 when he gets access to pass among mortals and best suited for social dealings.
** The Dalu (wolf-man) form allows added strength and enhanced senses while retaining human form, but still pings Lunacy a little.
** The Gauru (monster two-legged wolf) form
his new powers named Illegal Trianna, aside from his [[JackOfAllStats default Balance Breaker]] state. His Welsh Sonic Boost Knight is the strongest, most damaging form, but can only be used for a limited time typical FragileSpeedster, his Welsh Blaster Bishop is the GlassCannon, Welsh Draconic Rook being the MightyGlacier, and is locked in a state of rage that makes any action ''but'' attacking something a failure.
** The Urshul (dire wolf) form is fastest of all and quite strong, but will still ping Lunacy heavily.
** The Urhan (wolf) form will blend in most easily in nature and could ''maybe'' pass for a wolfdog in urban environments.
*** The four bestial forms can also be seen as references to different archetypes of werewolf transformation. Urhan clearly owes its lineage to most forms of actual mythological depictions
finally his (incomplete) Cardinal Crimson Queen being the LightningBruiser.
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': While each
of the werewolf. Dalu is based on kids have their own unique morphs, there are several occasions when they've morphed the iconic "wolfman" form of film, first seen in Universal Horror's ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''. Urshul arguably has some mythological basis, but can most easily be connected same animal (sometimes to exploit the werewolf as depicted in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Finally, Gauru resembles the now-iconic "manwolf" fact that has become heavily associated with werewolves the animal goes into a stupor when being acquired, long enough for them to escape, like the hammerhead shark or the ''T. rex''). The inverse of the trope bites them in modern culture the ass when they attack the Yeerk pool all in polar bear morph and which can be arguably traced back to film via ''Film/TheHowling''.nearly die.


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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' uses this trope in a few shows.
** ''Series/UltramanTiga'': JackOfAllStats (Multi Type), MightyGlacier (Power Type), FragileSpeedster (Sky Type), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Glitter Tiga)]].
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'': JackOfAllStats (Flash Type), MightyGlacier (Strong Type), and FragileSpeedster with [[SquishyWizard more 'supernatural' abilities]] (Miracle Type).
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'': SquishyWizard[[note]]Focus on healing and purification[[/note]] (Luna Mode), JackOfAllStats (Corona Mode), LightningBruiser (Space Corona Mode), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Eclipse Mode and Future Mode).]]
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'': JackOfAllStats (Specium Zepellion), GlassCannon (Burnmite), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane Slash), StoneWall with [[TheBerserker brutal fighting style]] (Thunder Breaster), LightningBruiser (Orb Origin) and SuperMode (Trinity).
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'': JackOfAllStats (Primitive), MightyGlacier (Solid Burning), FragileSpeedster (Acro Smasher), LightningBruiser (Magnificent), and SuperMode (Royal Mega Master).
%%** ''Series/UltramanRB'': Ultramen Rosso and Blu share the same arrangement of forms: Flame, Aqua, Wind, and Ground.
* 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, 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. 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 borrow the powers of Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s and Franchise/MetalHeroes as well.
** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla, and later on the Zyuoh Whale SuperMode. SixthRanger Zyuoh [=TheWorld=] also has multiple modes, with the balanced rhino, speedy wolf, and powerful crocodile.
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[[folder:Mythology]]
* It's at least OlderThanFeudalism. Goddess Parvati from Myth/HinduMythology is usually TheChick, but she may take form of [[ActionGirl Durga]] or [[TheBerserker Kali]] as well.
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[[folder:Tabletop Game]]
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. Each of a Uratha's five forms has its uses and weaknesses.
** The Hishu (human) form is most likely to pass among mortals and best suited for social dealings.
** The Dalu (wolf-man) form allows added strength and enhanced senses while retaining human form, but still pings Lunacy a little.
** The Gauru (monster two-legged wolf) form is the strongest, most damaging form, but can only be used for a limited time and is locked in a state of rage that makes any action ''but'' attacking something a failure.
** The Urshul (dire wolf) form is fastest of all and quite strong, but will still ping Lunacy heavily.
** The Urhan (wolf) form will blend in most easily in nature and could ''maybe'' pass for a wolfdog in urban environments.
*** The four bestial forms can also be seen as references to different archetypes of werewolf transformation. Urhan clearly owes its lineage to most forms of actual mythological depictions of the werewolf. Dalu is based on the iconic "wolfman" form of film, first seen in Universal Horror's ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''. Urshul arguably has some mythological basis, but can most easily be connected to the werewolf as depicted in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. Finally, Gauru resembles the now-iconic "manwolf" that has become heavily associated with werewolves in modern culture and which can be arguably traced back to film via ''Film/TheHowling''.
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%% * ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' does this via Multiple Weapon Balance.

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%% * ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' does this via Multiple Weapon Balance.
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** '''[[KillerRabbit Rabbit]][[TankGoodness Tank]] Form''' is the JackOfAllStats, being the best balanced of Build's forms, with its primary ability being [[InASingleBound incredible jumping power]].

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** '''[[KillerRabbit Rabbit]][[TankGoodness Tank]] Form''' is the JackOfAllStats, being the best balanced of Build's forms, with its primary ability being [[InASingleBound incredible jumping power]].forms but no specialized weapons or abilities that other forms have.



** '''[[NobleBirdOfPrey Hawk]][[GatlingGood Gatling]] Form''' is a MasterOfNone, being weaker than [=RabbitTank=] all around but still being useful thanks to its combination of {{Flight}} and a Gatling gun.

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** '''[[NobleBirdOfPrey Hawk]][[GatlingGood Gatling]] Form''' is a MasterOfNone, MagicKnight, being weaker than [=RabbitTank=] all around but still being useful thanks to its combination of {{Flight}} and a Gatling gun.gun. It ends up being one of Build's most-used forms after [=RabbitTank=], as he switches to it whenever he wants to try and get air superiority over an opponent or when he needs to fight on the move.



** '''[[PandaingToTheAudience Panda]][[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Rocket]] Form''' is a GlassCannon, being strong but slow (though not to the level of [=GorillaMond=] and being able to fly thanks to his rocket arm.

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** '''[[PandaingToTheAudience Panda]][[UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace Panda]][[RocketPoweredWeapon Rocket]] Form''' is a GlassCannon, being strong but slow (though not to the level of [=GorillaMond=] and being able to fly thanks to his rocket arm.arm. Sento tends to use this one as a utility form; activating it when he needs to blast off and make a quick getaway.



** '''[=RabbitTank=] Sparkling''' is Build's first SuperMode, being more powerful than any of his previous Best Matches and having free access to all their unique weapons.
** The Hazard Trigger forms ('''[=RabbitTank=] Hazard''', '''[=HawkGatling=] Hazard''' et al.) are {{Deadly Upgrade}}s, increasing the power of Build's Best Matches exponentially, but can override Sento's mind with pure aggression, turning him into a [[TheBerserker berserker]] who attacks friend and foe alike with intent to kill.

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** '''[=RabbitTank=] Sparkling''' is Build's first SuperMode, major upgrade, being more powerful than any of his previous Best Matches and having free access to all their unique weapons.
** The Forms using an item called the Hazard Trigger forms ('''[=RabbitTank=] Hazard''', '''[=HawkGatling=] Hazard''' have their own little sub-group with its own balance.
*** By default, the Trigger upgrades Best Matches to '''Hazard''' versions ([=RabbitTank=] Hazard, [=HawkGatling=] Hazard
et al.) ), which are {{Deadly Upgrade}}s, Upgrade}}s; increasing the their power of Build's Best Matches exponentially, exponentially but can override also overriding Sento's mind with pure aggression, and turning him into a [[TheBerserker berserker]] who attacks friend an emotionless killing machine.
*** He later develops two specialized forms, '''[=RabbitRabbit=]'''
and foe alike with intent '''[=TankTank=]''', which each ramp some of [=RabbitTank=] Hazard's attributes even higher and more importantly, allow him to kill.keep control. [=RabbitRabbit=] has enhanced speed and agility, while [=TankTank=] instead has tough armor and offensive firepower.
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** Kabuto also gets a '''[[SuperMode Hyper Form]]''' that is more powerful and even faster than Rider Form, but it requires MidSeasonUpgrade [[TransformationTrinket Hyper Zecter]] to activate. Gatack later gets his own Hyper Form in a DVD.

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** Kabuto also gets a '''[[SuperMode Hyper Form]]''' that is more powerful and even faster than Rider Form, but it requires MidSeasonUpgrade [[TransformationTrinket Hyper Zecter]] to activate. Gatack later gets his own Hyper Form in a DVD.DVD, but it may or may not be canon to the series.



*** '''[=DoGaBaKi=] Emperor''': Only seen in a DVD. Activated by transforming into Emperor Form while in [=DoGaBaKi=] Form. Supposedly it's [=DoGaBaKi=] Form [[PaletteSwap with Emperor Form's combat abilities]].

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*** '''[=DoGaBaKi=] Emperor''': Only A non-canon form only seen in a DVD. Activated by transforming into Emperor Form while in [=DoGaBaKi=] Form. Supposedly it's [=DoGaBaKi=] Form [[PaletteSwap with Emperor Form's combat abilities]].



*** To promote the 2017 Complete Selection Modification OOO Driver, five brand-new Combos were invented; however, rather than fitting a traditional multi-form structure these forms were designed with specific combat roles in mind. '''[=BiKaSo=][[note]]Ebi-Kani-Sasori, "Shrimp-Crab-Scorpion"[[/note]] Combo''' is a CloseRangeCombatant, the '''[=ShiGazeShi=][[note]]Shika-Gazelle-Ushi, "Deer-Gazelle-Bull"[[/note]] Combo''' is about equal to [=TaToBa=] Combo but more focused on ground combat, '''[=MukaChiRi=][[note]]Mukade-Hachi-Ari, "Centipede-Bee-Ant"[[/note]] Combo''' was designed to perform assassinations, '''[=SeiShiroGuin=][[note]]Seiuchi-Shirokuma-Penguin, "Walrus-Polar Bear-Penguin"[[/note]] Combo''' was made to operate in cold climates, '''[=SaRaMuio=][[note]]Same-Kujira-Ookamiuo, "Shark-Whale-Wolffish"[[/note]] Combo''' was made for underwater melee combat.

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*** To promote When a collector's version of the 2017 Complete Selection Modification OOO Driver, TransformationTrinket was released years later, it took Medals that were programmed into the original toy and referenced (but not used by OOO) in canon and arranged them into five brand-new Combos were invented; new Combos; however, rather than fitting a traditional multi-form structure these forms were designed with specific combat roles in mind. '''[=BiKaSo=][[note]]Ebi-Kani-Sasori, "Shrimp-Crab-Scorpion"[[/note]] Combo''' is a CloseRangeCombatant, the '''[=ShiGazeShi=][[note]]Shika-Gazelle-Ushi, "Deer-Gazelle-Bull"[[/note]] Combo''' is about equal to [=TaToBa=] Combo but more focused on ground combat, '''[=MukaChiRi=][[note]]Mukade-Hachi-Ari, "Centipede-Bee-Ant"[[/note]] Combo''' was designed to perform assassinations, '''[=SeiShiroGuin=][[note]]Seiuchi-Shirokuma-Penguin, "Walrus-Polar Bear-Penguin"[[/note]] Combo''' was made to operate in cold climates, '''[=SaRaMuio=][[note]]Same-Kujira-Ookamiuo, "Shark-Whale-Wolffish"[[/note]] Combo''' was made for underwater melee combat.



** The following forms only appear in TheMovie.
*** '''Special Rush''': A weaker PaletteSwap of All Dragon that only has power over fire element.

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** The following forms only appear in TheMovie.
tie-in movies.
*** '''Special Rush''': A precursor to All Dragon, being a weaker PaletteSwap of All Dragon that form that only has power over the fire element.



*** '''Jinba[[note]]short for ''jinbaori'', a samurai garment[[/note]] Arms''' is a LightningBruiser with a caveat. It's technically four forms in one depending on which Energy Lockseed is used; while they all have the same base stats each one possesses its own specialization. '''Jinber Lemon''' is physically stronger, '''Jinber Cherry''' has SuperSpeed, and '''Jinber Peach''' has SuperSenses; '''Jinber Melon''' only appeared as lineart and toys, so its specialty is unknown.

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*** '''Jinba[[note]]short for ''jinbaori'', a samurai garment[[/note]] Arms''' is a LightningBruiser with a caveat. It's technically four forms in one depending on which Energy Lockseed is used; while they all have the same base stats each one possesses its own specialization. '''Jinber '''Jinba Lemon''' is physically stronger, '''Jinber '''Jinba Cherry''' has SuperSpeed, and '''Jinber '''Jinba Peach''' has SuperSenses; '''Jinber '''Jinba Melon''' only appeared as lineart and toys, so its specialty is unknown.



*** '''Grateful Damashii''' is Ghost's first SuperMode, much more powerful than Ore Damashii but only slightly faster and more agile. Its main power is the ability to [[SummonMagic summon]] any of the 15 Heroes to aid him in battle; however, the Heroes have to work in harmony or Takeru can't use this form (as seen when the Brothers Grimm got into an argument, causing Grateful to shut down).
*** '''Mugen[[note]]Infinite[[/note]] Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.

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*** '''Grateful Damashii''' is Ghost's first SuperMode, MidSeasonUpgrade, much more powerful than Ore Damashii but only slightly faster and more agile. Its main power is the ability to [[SummonMagic summon]] any of the 15 Heroes to aid him in battle; however, the Heroes have to work in harmony or Takeru can't use this form (as seen when the Brothers Grimm got into an argument, causing Grateful to shut down).
*** '''Mugen[[note]]Infinite[[/note]] Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.



*** His base form is his JackOfAllStats, with balanced stats. His default form changes, '''[[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Nobunaga]] Damashii''' and '''UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} Damashii''' have stats roughly on par with his base form, but have their own specializations (Nobunaga is stronger and uses rifles, Tutankhamun is more agile and wields a SinisterScythe).

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*** His '''Specter Damashii''' base form is his JackOfAllStats, with balanced stats. His default form changes, '''[[UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga Nobunaga]] Damashii''' and '''UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} Damashii''' have stats roughly on par with his base form, but have their own specializations (Nobunaga is stronger and uses rifles, Tutankhamun is more agile and wields a SinisterScythe).



*** As with Specter, his base form is a JackOfAllStats.

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*** As with Specter, his '''Necrom Damashii''' base form is a JackOfAllStats.
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** The Hazard Trigger forms ('''[=RabbitTank=] Hazard''', '''[=HawkGatling=] Hazard''' et al.) are {{Deadly Upgrade}}s, increasing the power of Build's Best Matches exponentially, but can override Sento's mind with pure aggression, turning him into a [[TheBerserker berserker]] who attacks friend and foe alike with intent to kill.
29th Jan '18 10:20:18 PM Kuruni
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** '''Bio Rider''': A combination of FragileSpeedster and StoneWall, with nimble movement and ability to transform into gel which makes him almost invincible. But his Bio Blade is weak, the armor is thin, and it's hinted that he's weak against heat while in gel state.[[note]]During a fight against [[ArchEnemy Shadown Moon]] he uses the gel transformation to escape from Shadow Moon's grab, then Shadow Moon uses Shadow Beam to heat up the ground around him instead of attacking him directly. It forces him to switch back to humanoid form, clearly injured.[[/note]]

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** '''Bio Rider''': A combination of FragileSpeedster and StoneWall, with nimble movement and ability to transform into gel which makes him almost invincible. But his Bio Blade is weak, the armor is thin, and it's hinted that he's weak against heat while in gel state.[[note]]During a fight against [[ArchEnemy Shadown Shadow Moon]] he uses the gel transformation to escape from Shadow Moon's grab, then Shadow Moon uses Shadow Beam to heat up the ground around him instead of attacking him directly. It forces him to switch back to humanoid form, clearly injured.[[/note]]
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*** '''Ore Damashii'''[[note]]"My Soul"[[/note]] is his JackOfAllStats base form, while his early upgrade '''Toucon Boost Damashii'''[[note]]"Fighting Spirit Boost Soul"[/note]] is a more powerful version of the same. '''[[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] Damashii''' is a DualWielding JackOfAllStats, being a slight upgrade to Ore Damashii.

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*** '''Ore Damashii'''[[note]]"My Soul"[[/note]] is his JackOfAllStats base form, while his early upgrade '''Toucon Boost Damashii'''[[note]]"Fighting Spirit Boost Soul"[/note]] Soul"[[/note]] is a more powerful version of the same. '''[[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] Damashii''' is a DualWielding JackOfAllStats, being a slight upgrade to Ore Damashii.



*** '''Mugen[[note]]Mugen[[/note]] Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.

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*** '''Mugen[[note]]Mugen[[/note]] '''Mugen[[note]]Infinite[[/note]] Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.
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** '''[=TaToBa=] Combo''': Actually a MasterOfNone and fairly well-balanced since it combines three different types of Medals: it has a Hawk's [[SuperSenses superior eyesight]], Tiger-inspired WolverineClaws, and Grasshopper legs that let him [[InASingleBound leap incredible distances]].
** '''[=GataKiriBa=] Combo''': A JackOfAllStats that's more agile than [=TaToBa=] but slightly weaker; however, it gains the ability to [[ShockAndAwe emit electricity]] from the Stag Beetle horns, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Mantis blades]] on its forearms, and the ability to [[DoppelgangerAttack create a seemingly unlimited number of duplicates]][[note]]This power demonstrates its GameBreaker potential in TheMovie, where the duplicates promptly transform into ''other'' Combos, allowing all of OOO's primary forms to fight together[[/note]]. It doesn't get used too often, with the InUniverse explanation that Eiji has a hard time getting back down to a single body (and the RealLife explanation that the duplication effect was prohibitively expensive).
** '''[=LaToraTah=] Combo''': A FragileSpeedster thanks to the Cheetah legs giving him incredible SuperSpeed (it can run the 100-meter dash in 0.222 milliseconds) at the cost of armor and the Lion head can emit a searing blast of light.
** '''[=SaGohZou=] Combo''': A MightyGlacier with all three of its parts (Rhino head, Gorilla arms, Elephant legs) able to deliver incredibly powerful strikes and even possessing a degree of [[GravityMaster gravity manipulation]]. As one might expect, its drawbacks are being incredibly slow and short-ranged (aside from its RocketPunch attack) and its limbs being so heavy that Eiji actually has a hard time fighting properly initially.
** '''[=TaJaDol=] Combo''': A LightningBruiser thanks to the Peacock body granting the abilities of {{Flight}}, the fireball-launching [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Taja Spinner shield]], and FeatherFlechettes and the Condor legs giving him talons. Despite being a MidSeasonUpgrade, [=TaJaDol=] is sometimes considered OOO's SuperMode since, unlike the more powerful [=PuToTyra=] Combo, Eiji can use it ''without'' becoming TheBerserker (plus he's thematically tied to it since the Bird Greeed, Ankh, is his ally).
** '''[=ShaUTa=] Combo''': A SquishyWizard, being physically weaker than the other combos but being incredible within its element (underwater combat) thanks to powers like the Orca head's [[KillItWithWater water blasts]], [[ElementalShapeshifter ability to turn into water]], Electric Eel [[WhipItGood whips]], and Octopus legs that can perform [[RapidFireFisticuffs rapid-fire kicks]].
** '''[=PuToTyra=] Combo''': OOO's primary SuperMode, possessing power and speed beyond any other combo and the incredibly important ability to [[spoiler:destroy Core Medals, meaning it's the only thing capable of destroying Greeeds permanently]]. However, it has major drawbacks like [[TheBerserker driving Eiji into a berserker frenzy]] and [[spoiler:gradually turning him into a Greeed himself]].
** '''OOO'''[='s=] [[TheMovie movies]] introduce a number of exclusive forms that didn't turn up in the show, but occasionally pop up in crossovers.
*** '''[=BuraKaWani=] Combo''': A StoneWall, with powerful Turtle shields on its forearms and the Cobra head capable of generating a HealingPotion-like substance.
*** '''[=TaMaShii=] Combo''': A FightingClown, giving OOO the power of [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Momotaros]] and [[Series/KamenRider Shocker]]. It's technically more powerful than any of the combos aside from [=TaJaDol=] and [=PuToTyra=], but only does one thing (launching a KamehameHadoken) before the Imagin and Shocker Medals dissolved due to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong history being corrected]].

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** '''[=TaToBa=] '''[=TaToBa=][[note]]Taka-Tora-Batta, meaning "Hawk-Tiger-Grasshopper"[[/note]] Combo''': Actually a MasterOfNone and fairly well-balanced since it combines three different types of Medals: it has a Hawk's [[SuperSenses superior eyesight]], Tiger-inspired WolverineClaws, and Grasshopper legs that let him [[InASingleBound leap incredible distances]].
** '''[=GataKiriBa=] '''[=GataKiriBa=][[note]]Kuwagata-Kamiriki-Batta, "Stag Beetle-Mantis-Grasshopper"[[/note]] Combo''': A JackOfAllStats that's more agile than [=TaToBa=] but slightly weaker; however, it gains the ability to [[ShockAndAwe emit electricity]] from the Stag Beetle horns, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Mantis blades]] on its forearms, and the ability to [[DoppelgangerAttack create a seemingly unlimited number of duplicates]][[note]]This power demonstrates its GameBreaker potential in TheMovie, where the duplicates promptly transform into ''other'' Combos, allowing all of OOO's primary forms to fight together[[/note]]. It doesn't get used too often, with the InUniverse explanation that Eiji has a hard time getting back down to a single body (and the RealLife explanation that the duplication effect was prohibitively expensive).
** '''[=LaToraTah=] '''[=LaToraTah=][[note]]Lion-Tora-Cheetah, "Lion-Tiger-Cheetah"[[/note]] Combo''': A FragileSpeedster thanks to the Cheetah legs giving him incredible SuperSpeed (it can run the 100-meter dash in 0.222 milliseconds) at the cost of armor and the Lion head can emit a searing blast of light.
** '''[=SaGohZou=] '''[=SaGohZou=][[note]]Sai-Gorilla-Zou, "Rhino-Gorilla-Elephant"[[/note]] Combo''': A MightyGlacier with all three of its parts (Rhino head, Gorilla arms, Elephant legs) able to deliver incredibly powerful strikes and even possessing a degree of [[GravityMaster gravity manipulation]]. As one might expect, its drawbacks are being incredibly slow and short-ranged (aside from its RocketPunch attack) and its limbs being so heavy that Eiji actually has a hard time fighting properly initially.
** '''[=TaJaDol=] '''[=TaJaDol=][[note]]Taka-Kujaku-Condor, "Hawk-Peacock-Condor"[[/note]] Combo''': A LightningBruiser thanks to the Peacock body granting the abilities of {{Flight}}, the fireball-launching [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Taja Spinner shield]], and FeatherFlechettes and the Condor legs giving him talons. Despite being a MidSeasonUpgrade, [=TaJaDol=] is sometimes considered OOO's SuperMode since, unlike the more powerful [=PuToTyra=] Combo, Eiji can use it ''without'' becoming TheBerserker (plus he's thematically tied to it since the Bird Greeed, Ankh, is his ally).
** '''[=ShaUTa=] '''[=ShaUTa=][[note]]Shachi-Unagi-Tako, "Killer Whale-Eel-Octopus"[[/note]] Combo''': A SquishyWizard, being physically weaker than the other combos but being incredible within its element (underwater combat) thanks to powers like the Orca Killer Whale head's [[KillItWithWater water blasts]], [[ElementalShapeshifter ability to turn into water]], Electric Eel [[WhipItGood whips]], and Octopus legs that can perform [[RapidFireFisticuffs rapid-fire kicks]].
** '''[=PuToTyra=] '''[=PuToTyra=][[note]]Ptera-Tricera-Tyranno[[/note]] Combo''': OOO's primary SuperMode, possessing power and speed beyond any other combo and the incredibly important ability to [[spoiler:destroy Core Medals, meaning it's the only thing capable of destroying Greeeds permanently]]. However, it has major drawbacks like [[TheBerserker driving Eiji into a berserker frenzy]] and [[spoiler:gradually turning him into a Greeed himself]].
** '''OOO'''[='s=] OOO's [[TheMovie movies]] introduce a number of exclusive forms that didn't turn up in the show, but occasionally pop up in crossovers.
*** '''[=BuraKaWani=] '''[=BuraKaWani=][[note]]Cobra-Kame-Wani, "Cobra-Turtle-Crocodile"[[/note]] Combo''': A StoneWall, with powerful Turtle shields on its forearms and the Cobra head capable of generating a HealingPotion-like substance.
*** '''[=TaMaShii=] '''[=TaMaShii=][[note]]Taka-Imagin-Shocker[[/note]] Combo''': A FightingClown, giving OOO the power of [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Momotaros]] and [[Series/KamenRider Shocker]]. It's technically more powerful than any of the combos aside from [=TaJaDol=] and [=PuToTyra=], but only does one thing (launching a KamehameHadoken) before the Imagin and Shocker Medals dissolved due to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong history being corrected]].



*** To promote the 2017 Complete Selection Modification OOO Driver, five brand-new Combos were invented; however, rather than fitting a traditional multi-form structure these forms were designed with specific combat roles in mind. '''[=BiKaSo=] Combo''' is a CloseRangeCombatant, the '''[=ShiGazeShi=] Combo''' is about equal to [=TaToBa=] Combo but more focused on ground combat, '''[=MukaChiRi=] Combo''' was designed to perform assassinations, '''[=SeiShiroGuin=] Combo''' was made to operate in cold climates, '''[=SaRaMuio=] Combo''' was made for underwater melee combat.

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*** To promote the 2017 Complete Selection Modification OOO Driver, five brand-new Combos were invented; however, rather than fitting a traditional multi-form structure these forms were designed with specific combat roles in mind. '''[=BiKaSo=] '''[=BiKaSo=][[note]]Ebi-Kani-Sasori, "Shrimp-Crab-Scorpion"[[/note]] Combo''' is a CloseRangeCombatant, the '''[=ShiGazeShi=] '''[=ShiGazeShi=][[note]]Shika-Gazelle-Ushi, "Deer-Gazelle-Bull"[[/note]] Combo''' is about equal to [=TaToBa=] Combo but more focused on ground combat, '''[=MukaChiRi=] '''[=MukaChiRi=][[note]]Mukade-Hachi-Ari, "Centipede-Bee-Ant"[[/note]] Combo''' was designed to perform assassinations, '''[=SeiShiroGuin=] '''[=SeiShiroGuin=][[note]]Seiuchi-Shirokuma-Penguin, "Walrus-Polar Bear-Penguin"[[/note]] Combo''' was made to operate in cold climates, '''[=SaRaMuio=] '''[=SaRaMuio=][[note]]Same-Kujira-Ookamiuo, "Shark-Whale-Wolffish"[[/note]] Combo''' was made for underwater melee combat.



** '''Magnet States''': An [[UpToEleven even greater]] MightyGlacier than Fire States, armed with {{Shoulder Cannon}}s but being even slower and less agile. It has the further disadvantage of being unable to use any of Fourze's arm-based weapons, since the TransformationTrinket for Magnet States takes up both the right and left arm slots (other form changes only use the right).

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** '''Magnet States''': An The MidSeasonUpgrade, but unlike most Riders' {{Lightning Bruiser}}s this one is an [[UpToEleven even greater]] MightyGlacier than Fire States, armed with {{Shoulder Cannon}}s but being even slower and less agile. It has the further disadvantage of being unable to use any of Fourze's arm-based weapons, since the TransformationTrinket for Magnet States takes up both the right and left arm slots (other form changes only use the right).



** '''Rocket States''': A purer StoneWall, gaining punching power but with the increased weight making it the slowest of Fourze's forms. Its primary advantage is that it grants him {{Flight}}, but doing so takes up both of his arms.
** '''Meteor Fusion States''': An alternate movie-exclusive SuperMode, combining the power of Cosmic States with those of [[TheLancer Kamen Rider Meteor]]. It's slightly stronger than Cosmic States but a little slower, but grants Gentaro the fighting skills of [[BruceLeeClone Meteor]] and his Meteor Galaxy gauntlet with its three planet-themed attacks. A later movie introduces [[UpToEleven the more powerful]] '''Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion States''', which adds Gentaro's LoveInterest Nadeshiko and the power of Rocket States (which she created) to the mix.

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** '''Rocket States''': A movie-feature form (though it does make one appearance in the series later) purer StoneWall, gaining punching power but with the increased weight making it the slowest of Fourze's forms. Its primary advantage is that it grants him {{Flight}}, but doing so takes up both of his arms.
** '''Rocket Drill States''': A DVD exclusive variation on Rocket States, it has more agility than Rocket but exchanges its kick strength for a lot more punching power.
** '''Meteor Fusion States''': An alternate A movie-exclusive alternate SuperMode, combining the power of Cosmic States with those of [[TheLancer Kamen Rider Meteor]]. It's slightly stronger than Cosmic States but a little slower, but grants Gentaro the fighting skills of [[BruceLeeClone Meteor]] and his Meteor Galaxy gauntlet with its three planet-themed attacks. A later movie introduces [[UpToEleven the more powerful]] '''Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion States''', which adds Gentaro's LoveInterest Nadeshiko and the power of Rocket States (which she created) to the mix.



** Beast doesn't do full form changes (excepting his SuperMode Beast Hyper), but can instead equip Mantles that shift his stats around and offer unique abilities.

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** Beast generally doesn't do full form changes (excepting his SuperMode Beast Hyper), changes, but can instead equip Mantles that shift his stats around and offer unique abilities.abilities. Without one, he's a JackOfAllStats.



*** '''Beast Hyper''' is Beast's SuperMode that does give him a full form change. In exchange for the use of his Mantles, it doubles his attack strength.



*** '''Orange Arms''' is a JackOfAllStats, the base level in all regards and armed with an orange-themed CoolSword.
*** '''Pine Arms''' is a MightyGlacier, gaining punching power and an EpicFlail in exchange for speed and mobility.
*** '''Ichigo Arms''' is a FragileSpeedster, losing power and gaining speed and agility plus [[StockNinjaWeaponry kunai]]
*** '''Suika Arms''' is an even greater MightyGlacier, arming Gaim with a watermelon-themed MiniMecha that's incredibly powerful and flight-capable. However, after being used it requires several days to recharge, limiting its usefulness.
*** '''Jinber Arms''' is a LightningBruiser with a caveat. It's technically four forms in one depending on which Energy Lockseed is used; while they all have the same base stats each one possesses its own specialization. '''Jinber Lemon''' is physically stronger, '''Jinber Cherry''' has SuperSpeed, and '''Jinber Peach''' has SuperSenses; '''Jinber Melon''' only appeared as lineart and toys, so its specialty is unknown.
*** '''Kachidoki Arms''' is a mix of MightyGlacier and StoneWall, being incredibly slow but with higher power and exceptional armor. It's also armed with the DJ Gun, which can function like a machine gun, shotgun, or cannon.
*** '''Kiwami Arms''' is a traditional SuperMode, losing some of Kachidoki's armor power but regaining normal levels of mobility. Its specialty is the power of SpontaneousWeaponCreation, letting him summon ''any'' of the other Riders' weapons either to fight as a WalkingArmory or to fling them at an enemy as a sort of FlechetteStorm. And he still has the DJ Gun from Kachidoki Arms with all of its functions.

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*** '''Orange Arms''' is a JackOfAllStats, the base level in all regards and armed with an orange-themed CoolSword.
CoolSword. During a DVD-exclusive episode, it temporarily gets enhanced and becomes '''Fresh Orange Arms''' a LightningBruiser with strength similar to Jinba Arms (it has a little less attack power than Jinba, but is faster and can jump slightly higher).
*** '''Pine '''Pine[[note]]short for Pineapple[[/note]] Arms''' is a MightyGlacier, gaining punching power and an EpicFlail in exchange for speed and mobility.
*** '''Ichigo '''Ichigo[[note]]Strawberry[[/note]] Arms''' is a FragileSpeedster, losing power and gaining speed and agility plus [[StockNinjaWeaponry kunai]]
*** '''Suika Arms''' is an even greater MightyGlacier, arming Gaim with '''Jinba[[note]]short for ''jinbaori'', a watermelon-themed MiniMecha that's incredibly powerful and flight-capable. However, after being used it requires several days to recharge, limiting its usefulness.
*** '''Jinber
samurai garment[[/note]] Arms''' is a LightningBruiser with a caveat. It's technically four forms in one depending on which Energy Lockseed is used; while they all have the same base stats each one possesses its own specialization. '''Jinber Lemon''' is physically stronger, '''Jinber Cherry''' has SuperSpeed, and '''Jinber Peach''' has SuperSenses; '''Jinber Melon''' only appeared as lineart and toys, so its specialty is unknown.
*** '''Kachidoki '''Kachidoki[[note]]Triumph[[/note]] Arms''' is a mix of MightyGlacier and StoneWall, being incredibly slow but with higher power and exceptional armor. It's also armed with the DJ Gun, which can function like a machine gun, shotgun, or cannon.
*** '''Kiwami '''Kiwami[[note]]Extreme[[/note]] Arms''' is a traditional SuperMode, losing some of Kachidoki's armor power but regaining normal levels of mobility. Its specialty is the power of SpontaneousWeaponCreation, letting him summon ''any'' of the other Riders' weapons either to fight as a WalkingArmory or to fling them at an enemy as a sort of FlechetteStorm. And he still has the DJ Gun from Kachidoki Arms with all of its functions.



*** Kaito temporarily borrows '''Suika Arms''' from Kouta, and it serves the same function for him that it does for Gaim.
*** '''Lemon Energy Arms''' is Baron's SuperMode, stronger than Mango Arms and faster than Banana Arms, plus gaining a multipurpose [[ArcherArchetype bow with bladed limbs]]. [[spoiler:Later in the series he gets a different Super Mode by becoming an Overlord, which puts him on par with Gaim Kiwami Arms.]]

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*** Kaito temporarily borrows '''Suika Arms''' from Kouta, and it serves the same function for him that it does for Gaim.
*** '''Lemon Energy Arms''' is Baron's SuperMode, LightningBruiser form, stronger than Mango Arms and faster than Banana Arms, plus gaining a multipurpose [[ArcherArchetype bow with bladed limbs]]. [[spoiler:Later limbs]].
*** Later
in the series he gets a different Super Mode Mode, but not by becoming gaining a new Rider form: [[spoiler:he becomes an Overlord, labeled '''Lord Baron''', which puts him on par with Gaim Kiwami Arms.]]



*** '''Budou Arms''' is Ryugen's JackOfAllStats, with statistics equal to Gaim Orange Arms; the main difference is that Budou Arms' weapon is a [[TheGunslinger handgun]].

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*** '''Budou '''Budou[[note]]Grape[[/note]] Arms''' is Ryugen's JackOfAllStats, with statistics equal to Gaim Orange Arms; the main difference is that Budou Arms' weapon is a [[TheGunslinger handgun]].



*** Ryugen's SuperMode is...an interesting case. [[spoiler:For much of the series he steals his brother's TransformationTrinket and becomes '''the second Zangetsu Shin''', which is more powerful but a little slower than Budou Arms. Then near the end of the series he gets '''Yomotsuheguri Arms''', a DeadlyUpgrade that's the strongest of his forms in all regards and gives him access to many weapons (Budou's handgun, Kiwi's wheels, and all the Overlords' weapons), but [[CastFromHitPoints continuously drains his life]], leaving him in such pain that even an untransformed Kouta can hold him off briefly, and prolonged use will be fatal.]]

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*** Ryugen's SuperMode is...LightningBruiser form is... an interesting case. [[spoiler:For much [[spoiler:Instead of the series getting his own, he steals his brother's TransformationTrinket and becomes '''the second Zangetsu Shin''', which is more powerful but a little slower than Budou Arms. Then near Arms.]]
*** Near
the end of the series he gets '''Yomotsuheguri [[spoiler:'''Yomotsuheguri[[note]]Underworld[[/note]] Arms''', a DeadlyUpgrade that's the strongest of his forms in all regards and gives him access to many weapons (Budou's handgun, Kiwi's wheels, and all the Overlords' weapons), but [[CastFromHitPoints continuously drains his life]], leaving him in such pain that even an untransformed Kouta can hold him off briefly, and prolonged use will be fatal.]]]]
** In addition to the above, various Riders also use '''Suika[[note]]Watermelon[[/note]] Arms''' in addition to their own Arms sets. It arms Riders with a watermelon-themed MiniMecha that's incredibly powerful and flight-capable. However, after being used it requires several days to recharge, limiting its usefulness.



*** In a DVD he gets a silver version of this form called '''Type High Speed'''. It turns out to be ''only'' a recolor and not any more or less powerful than the regular Type Speed; but thinking it ''was'' better served as a MagicFeather to boost Drive's confidence.



*** '''Ore Damashii''' is his JackOfAllStats base form, while his early upgrade '''Toucon Boost Damashii''' is a more powerful version of the same. '''[[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] Damashii''' is a DualWielding JackOfAllStats, being a slight upgrade to Ore Damashii.

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*** '''Ore Damashii''' Damashii'''[[note]]"My Soul"[[/note]] is his JackOfAllStats base form, while his early upgrade '''Toucon Boost Damashii''' Damashii'''[[note]]"Fighting Spirit Boost Soul"[/note]] is a more powerful version of the same. '''[[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Musashi]] Damashii''' is a DualWielding JackOfAllStats, being a slight upgrade to Ore Damashii.



*** '''Mugen Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.
*** The movie-exclusive '''Tenkatoitsu Damashii''' is [[UpToEleven even more powerful than Mugen Damashii]] and gives him access to Specter and Necrom's weapons in addition to his own.

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*** '''Mugen '''Mugen[[note]]Mugen[[/note]] Damashii''' is Ghost's second SuperMode, more powerful than Grateful Damashii, posessing incredible defense, and lacking Grateful's weaknesses.
*** The movie-exclusive '''Tenkatoitsu '''Tenkatoitsu[[note]]World Unifier[[/note]] Damashii''' is [[UpToEleven even more powerful than Mugen Damashii]] and gives him access to Specter and Necrom's weapons in addition to his own.



*** '''Deep Specter''' is a SuperMode, stronger than all the others (though a little less agile than Houdini Damashii). Makoto can further empower this into '''Gekikou Mode''' (Enraged Mode), unleashing his full potential and [[PowerGivesYouWings giving him wings]].
*** '''Sin Specter''' is a movie-exclusive [[UpToEleven even stronger]] SuperMode, even more powerful than Gekikou Deep Specter.

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*** '''Deep Specter''' is a SuperMode, stronger than all the others (though a little less agile than Houdini Damashii).Damashii) and roughly equivalent to Ghost's Grateful Damashii. Makoto can further empower this into '''Gekikou Mode''' (Enraged Mode), unleashing his full potential and [[PowerGivesYouWings giving him wings]].
*** '''Sin Specter''' is a movie-exclusive [[UpToEleven even stronger]] SuperMode, even more powerful than Gekikou Deep Specter.Specter and his counterpart to Ghost Mugen Damashii.



*** In Specter's movie, he gains a SuperMode called '''Yuujou Burst''' ([[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship Burst]]), but only really gets to use it to perform a FinishingMove before getting knocked out by a surprise attack.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' does away with standard form changes in favor of a NextTierPowerUp setup. Kamen Rider Para-DX plays this straightest; though his two forms are both incredibly powerful, '''[[FightingGame Knockout Fighter]]''' is themed around direct combat while '''[[PuzzleGame Perfect Puzzle]]''' is more supportive and has the ability to grant himself {{Status Buff}}s.

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*** In Specter's movie, he gains a SuperMode called '''Yuujou Burst''' ([[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship Burst]]), '''Yuujou[[note]][[ThePowerOfFriendship Friendship]][[/note]] Burst''', but only really gets to use it to perform a FinishingMove before getting knocked out by a surprise attack.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' does away with standard form changes in favor of a NextTierPowerUp setup. Kamen Rider Para-DX plays this straightest; though his two forms are both incredibly powerful, '''[[FightingGame Knockout Fighter]]''' Fighter Gamer]]''' is themed around direct combat while '''[[PuzzleGame Perfect Puzzle]]''' Puzzle Gamer]]''' is more supportive and has the ability to grant himself {{Status Buff}}s.Buff}}s. He can later merge the two into his SuperMode, '''Perfect Knockout Gamer'''.[[note]]It would probably have been named "Puzzle Fighter Gamer", but [[VideoGame/SuperGemFighter that was taken]].[[/note]]
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* Not as prominent as its rival franchise, but the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' use this trope on a few shows.
** ''Series/UltramanTiga'': JackOfAllStats (Multi Type), MightyGlacier (Power Type), FragileSpeedster (Sky Type), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Glitter Tiga)]].
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'': JackOfAllStats (Flash Type), MightyGlacier (Strong Type), and FragileSpeedster with [[SquishyWizard more 'supernatural' abilities]] (Miracle Type).
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'': SquishyWizard[[note]]Focus on healing and purification[[/note]] (Luna Mode), JackOfAllStats (Corona Mode), LightningBruiser (Space Corona Mode), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Eclipse Mode and Future Mode).]]
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'': JackOfAllStats (Specium Zepellion), GlassCannon (Burnmite), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane Slash), StoneWall with [[TheBerserker brutal fighting style]] (Thunder Breastar), LightningBruiser (Orb Origin) and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Trinity)]].
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'': JackOfAllStats (Primitive), MightyGlacier (Solid Burning), FragileSpeedster (Acro Smasher), LightningBruiser (Magnificent), and SuperMode (Royal Mega Master).



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* Not as prominent as its rival franchise, but the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' use this trope on a few shows.
** ''Series/UltramanTiga'': JackOfAllStats (Multi Type), MightyGlacier (Power Type), FragileSpeedster (Sky Type), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Glitter Tiga)]].
** ''Series/UltramanDyna'': JackOfAllStats (Flash Type), MightyGlacier (Strong Type), and FragileSpeedster with [[SquishyWizard more 'supernatural' abilities]] (Miracle Type).
** ''Series/UltramanCosmos'': SquishyWizard[[note]]Focus on healing and purification[[/note]] (Luna Mode), JackOfAllStats (Corona Mode), LightningBruiser (Space Corona Mode), and [[spoiler:SuperMode (Eclipse Mode and Future Mode).]]
** ''Series/UltramanOrb'': JackOfAllStats (Specium Zepellion), GlassCannon (Burnmite), FragileSpeedster (Hurricane Slash), StoneWall with [[TheBerserker brutal fighting style]] (Thunder Breaster), LightningBruiser (Orb Origin) and SuperMode (Trinity).
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'': JackOfAllStats (Primitive), MightyGlacier (Solid Burning), FragileSpeedster (Acro Smasher), LightningBruiser (Magnificent), and SuperMode (Royal Mega Master).
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** '''[=ShaUTa=] Combo''': A SquishyWizard, being physically weaker than the other combos but being incredible within its element (underwater combat) thanks to powers like the Dolphin head's [[KillItWithWater water blasts]], [[ElementalShapeshifter ability to turn into water]], Electric Eel [[WhipItGood whips]], and Octopus legs that can perform [[RapidFireFisticuffs rapid-fire kicks]].

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** '''[=ShaUTa=] Combo''': A SquishyWizard, being physically weaker than the other combos but being incredible within its element (underwater combat) thanks to powers like the Dolphin Orca head's [[KillItWithWater water blasts]], [[ElementalShapeshifter ability to turn into water]], Electric Eel [[WhipItGood whips]], and Octopus legs that can perform [[RapidFireFisticuffs rapid-fire kicks]].
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