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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).
18th Jul '16 4:28:05 PM DragonRanger
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** Like ''Gaim'', the Riders in ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' all share a single pool of "Damashii" forms so we'll go with who usually owns what.
*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His basic JackOfAllStats form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii he uses in that form. His other Damashii are two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and SuperMode (Mugen).
*** [[TheRival Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (Specter Damashii), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini), and SuperMode (Deep Specter).
*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (Necrom Damashii), MagicKnight (Grimm), MightyGlacier (Sanzo).

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** Like ''Gaim'', the The Riders in of ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'' all share a single pool of have access to various balanced base forms which they can then augment with different "Damashii" forms so we'll go with who usually owns what.
([[OurGhostsAreDifferent spirits]]):
*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His basic JackOfAllStats form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii he uses in that form. His other Damashii are (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), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and SuperMode (Mugen).
(Ryoma).
*** [[TheRival [[TheLancer Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (Specter Damashii), (base forms), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini), and SuperMode (Deep Specter).
(Houdini). He also semi-regularly borrows Ghost's Edison Damashii for a MagicKnight form.
*** Necrom: JackOfAllStats (Necrom Damashii), (base form), MagicKnight (Grimm), MightyGlacier (Sanzo).
6th Jun '16 12:30:30 PM DragonRanger
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*** [[TheHero Ghost]]: His basic JackOfAllStats form is the Ore Damashii, though he later gets the Toucon Boost form as a MidSeasonUpgrade and its upgraded stats extend to any other Damashii he uses in that form. His other Damashii are two {{Glass Cannon}}s (Musashi and Goemon), MagicKnight (Edison), two {{Fragile Speedster}}s (Robin Hood and Billy the Kid), two {{Mighty Glacier}}s (Newton and Benkei), two {{Squishy Wizard}}s (Beethoven and Himiko), another JackOfAllStats (Ryoma), LightningBruiser ([[AllYourPowersCombined Grateful]]), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Mugen]]).
*** [[TheRival Specter]]: JackOfAllStats (Specter Damashii), FragileSpeedster (Tutankhamun), GlassCannon (Nobunaga), LightningBruiser (Houdini), and SuperMode ([[spoiler:Deep Specter]]).

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



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

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

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

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

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and the ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise, many spin-offs: Many mecha are capable of transformation between three modes - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fighter]], GERWALK (which functions like a helicopter), VTOL aircraft and is also used for pulling off fancy maneuvers), and [[HumongousMecha Battroid]] for (for ground combat.
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The trend continues in ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'', titular mecha of ''Anime/SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss'' has ''four'' modes: humanoid robot, plane, plane with legs, and TankGoodness.
* The Legioss of ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' is a three-form transforming fighter jet. Additionally, the titular Mospeada is a small-scale variant of the trope, being a motorcycle that can transform into ''PoweredArmor''.
* The Spartas from
''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'', and ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada''. The titular mecha from ''Orguss'' add TankGoodness as a fourth mode, while Spartas from ''Southern Cross'', being land mecha, can switch to between [[FragileSpeedster hover tank]], [[GlassCannon walker cannon]] cannon]], and [[MightyGlacier humanoid]] modes.
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