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18th Mar '17 4:40:35 PM ExSlacker
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** A Zygarde with all 100 of its Cells and Cores is capable of switching between 10% Forme, a [[FragileSpeedster fast but frail]] canine 10% Forme, or the [[MightyGlacier bulkier and slower]] serpentine 50% Forme. Either forme will have the Power Construct ability, which tranforms Zygarde into the even bulkier Complete Forme once it TurnsRed.

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** A Zygarde with all 100 of its Cells and Cores is capable of switching between 10% Forme, a [[FragileSpeedster fast but frail]] canine 10% Forme, canine, or the [[MightyGlacier bulkier and slower]] serpentine 50% Forme. Either forme will have the Power Construct ability, which tranforms Zygarde into the even bulkier Complete Forme once it TurnsRed.
17th Mar '17 10:54:29 PM ExSlacker
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** A Zygarde with all 100 of its Cells and Cores is capable of switching between 10% Forme, a [[FragileSpeedster fast but frail]] canine, or the [[MightyGlacier bulkier and slower]] 50% Forme. Either forme will have the Power Construct ability, which tranforms Zygarde into the even bulkier Complete Forme once it TurnsRed.

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** A Zygarde with all 100 of its Cells and Cores is capable of switching between 10% Forme, a [[FragileSpeedster fast but frail]] canine, canine 10% Forme, or the [[MightyGlacier bulkier and slower]] serpentine 50% Forme. Either forme will have the Power Construct ability, which tranforms Zygarde into the even bulkier Complete Forme once it TurnsRed.
17th Mar '17 10:53:38 PM ExSlacker
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** A Zygarde with all 100 of its Cells and Cores is capable of switching between 10% Forme, a [[FragileSpeedster fast but frail]] canine, or the [[MightyGlacier bulkier and slower]] 50% Forme. Either forme will have the Power Construct ability, which tranforms Zygarde into the even bulkier Complete Forme once it TurnsRed.
18th Jan '17 1:20:45 PM Dvandemon
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* 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.
31st Dec '16 10:09:12 AM nombretomado
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* {{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 TRex). 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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* {{Animorphs}}: ''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 TRex). The inverse of the trope bites them in the ass when they attack the Yeerk pool all in polar bear morph and nearly die.
28th Nov '16 12:47:52 PM DragonRanger
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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: JackOfAllStats (Ore and Toucon Boost), 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 (Grateful) and SuperMode (Mugen).
*** [[TheLancer Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini) and SuperMode (Deep Specter). He also semi-regularly borrows Ghost's Edison Damashii for a MagicKnight form.

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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His Ore and Toucon Boost base forms are both JackOfAllStats (Ore and (with Toucon Boost), Boost being the stronger of the two), which can then make use of 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), and another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), (Ryoma). He also has a LightningBruiser (Grateful) and a SuperMode (Mugen).
(Mugen) as other base forms; the Mugen Damashii form could theoretically adjust its stat balance by equipping other Damashii like Ore and Toucon Boost do, but Grateful Damashii explicitly can't since it's already using them as AllYourPowersCombined.
*** [[TheLancer Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), form), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), and LightningBruiser (Houdini) and SuperMode (Deep Specter).(Houdini). He also semi-regularly borrows Ghost's Edison Damashii for a MagicKnight form. He too has a SuperMode called [[DeadlyUpgrade Deep Specter]], and this form can and does make use of other Damashii (which would make Deep Specter a JackOfAllStats compared to Deep Tutankhamun, Deep Nobunaga, etc.).



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

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** In ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', Yamato can switch powers between the agile Zyuoh Eagle and the strong Zyuoh Gorilla, and later on [[spoiler:the the Zyuoh Whale SuperMode]].SuperMode. SixthRanger Zyuoh [=TheWorld=] also has multiple modes, with the balanced rhino, speedy wolf, and powerful crocodile.
1st Nov '16 12:30:47 AM Strafe2409
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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), 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), and another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma).
*** [[TheLancer Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini). He also semi-regularly borrows Ghost's Edison Damashii for a MagicKnight form.
*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (base form), MagicKnight (Grimm), MightyGlacier (Sanzo).

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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), (Ore and Toucon Boost), 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), and another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma).
(Ryoma), LightningBruiser (Grateful) and SuperMode (Mugen).
*** [[TheLancer Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (base forms), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini).(Houdini) and SuperMode (Deep Specter). He also semi-regularly borrows Ghost's Edison Damashii for a MagicKnight form.
*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (base form), MagicKnight (Grimm), (Grimm) and MightyGlacier (Sanzo).


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** ''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)]].
30th Oct '16 12:12:18 AM Kuruni
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In essence, it's applying CompetitiveBalance between each of the character (or weapon)'s forms. In fact, the character types laid out in Competitive Balance or other power balancing tropes can be quite useful in describing the character's forms. To be precise, the "balance" usually only apply to "basic" forms, with JokeCharacter form is only used when the character doesn't have access to the basic forms. LightningBruiser and SuperMode are mostly a MidSeasonUpgrade and superior to basic forms in every aspect, ''if'' the balance also apply to these forms, it's usually by making them DeadlyUpgrade, LimitBreak, HourOfPower or AwesomeButImpractical.

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In essence, it's applying CompetitiveBalance between each of the character (or weapon)'s forms. In fact, the character types laid out in Competitive Balance or other power balancing tropes can be quite useful in describing the character's forms. To be precise, the "balance" usually only apply to "basic" forms, with JokeCharacter form is only used when the character doesn't have access to the basic forms. LightningBruiser and SuperMode are mostly a MidSeasonUpgrade and [[NextTierPowerUp superior to basic forms in every aspect, aspect]], ''if'' the balance also apply to these forms, it's usually by making them DeadlyUpgrade, LimitBreak, HourOfPower or AwesomeButImpractical.
25th Sep '16 4:32:23 AM marethyu759
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* The various offensive powers in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' are balanced like this. Claws are quite fast and have a slow ranged attack composed of spikes erupting from the ground and impaling the target from below, Musclemass is only useful for making long ranged attacks so it is almost wothless in close-comabt, Hammerfist gives massively devastating splash damage attacks with really slow speed, the Whipfist has awesome range, anti-air attacks and crowd control capabilities [[DeathOfAThousandCuts in exchange for power]] and the Blade is similar to the Claws but replaces the latter's impalement attack with a brutally powerful [[GoombaStomp aerial attack]] that can OneHitKill ''tanks''.

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* The various offensive powers in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' are balanced like this. Claws are quite fast and have a slow ranged attack composed of spikes erupting from the ground and impaling the target from below, Musclemass is only useful for making long ranged attacks so it is almost wothless in close-comabt, close-combat, Hammerfist gives massively devastating splash damage attacks with really slow speed, the Whipfist has awesome range, anti-air attacks and crowd control capabilities [[DeathOfAThousandCuts in exchange for power]] and the Blade is similar to the Claws but replaces the latter's impalement attack with a brutally powerful [[GoombaStomp aerial attack]] that can OneHitKill ''tanks''.
25th Sep '16 4:29:50 AM marethyu759
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* 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 makes the user too slow to land hits, 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).

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* 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 makes enhances the strength of the user too slow to land hits, 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).
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