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17th Oct '17 12:00:42 AM superkeijikun
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** For most of the series whenever Akira Toriyama wanted to introduce a new technique, or to show off a better version of an established one, it would usually belong to Tien or Piccolo. Tien introduced Solar Flare, Aura Flare's, self replication, and flight while Piccolo introduced regeneration, size shifting, and arm stretching.

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** For most of the series whenever Akira Toriyama wanted to introduce a new technique, or to show off a better version of an established one, it would usually belong to Tien or Piccolo. Tien introduced Solar Flare, Aura Flare's, self replication, and flight while Piccolo introduced regeneration, size shifting, the Special Beam Cannon, and arm stretching.
2nd Oct '17 3:14:58 PM urutapu
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** Also speaking of Part 5, Giorno eventually ends up with the mother of all new powers, [[spoiler:the power to basically be immune to everything, even attacks he's not aware of, and to subject anyone he kills to be stuck in an endless loop of deaths for all eternity.]] This was, of course, to combat a Stand power that was so convoluted that the English speaking fandom made a meme out of not being able to understand how it worked.

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** Also speaking of Part 5, 5 protagonist Giorno eventually ends up with the mother of all new powers, [[spoiler:the power to basically be immune to everything, even attacks he's not aware of, and to subject anyone he kills to be stuck in an endless loop of deaths for all eternity.]] This was, of course, to combat a Stand power that was so convoluted that the English speaking fandom made a meme out of not being able to understand how it worked.
2nd Oct '17 3:14:41 PM urutapu
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** Oh, it happens to the villains too. In Part 4, [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira gets an ability he calls "Bites the Dust," that instantly blows up anyone who activates its trigger no matter where he is, then rewind time back to a set point, and THEN blow up any previous victim at the point where the trigger went off in the last timeline. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext It's convoluted and confusing,]] but the end result is that, by the end of the day, all the people who are a threat to Kira are killed without Kira having to lift a finger.]] Part 6 had [[spoiler: the main villain of that getting the power to alter the universe's gravity, causing time to accelerate to the universe's end so that he could reset time to the way he wants it to be.]]
*** This is the whole schtick behind Koichi's Stand, Echoes. It starts out as an egg, which hatches when he needs it to, allowing him to [[spoiler: imprint sounds on a person, making it echo over and over in their heads.]] When that isn't enough, it evolves into a form that can [[spoiler: imprint words onto objects, granting the object the property of that word. For instance, making a solid, pointy rock become bouncy by imprinting "bounce" on it.]] And later on it evolves again to allow him to [[spoiler: increase gravity on a target to the point where it becomes helplessly pinned to the ground through some convoluted means of the words "three" and "freeze" (sort of) rhyming in English.]] Koichi's pretty much a SwissArmySuperpower among Stand users.
*** At the beginning of Part 5, it's showed that Koichi is now able to summon the earlier versions of Echoes when he uses Echoes 2' flying power and greater range to look for Giorno.

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** Oh, it happens to the villains too. In Part 4, [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira gets an ability he calls "Bites the Dust," which he gains after killing a character threatening to expose him--but the fact that instantly blows up Kira killed him is also a problem. Bites the Dust not only erases that person's death through time travel, but also seals them in a GroundhogDayLoop where anyone who activates its trigger no matter where he is, interrogates him about Kira will explode, and then rewind time back to a set point, and THEN blow up any previous victim at the point where the trigger went off always explode in the last timeline.each successive loop. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext It's convoluted and confusing,]] but the end result is that, by the end of the day, all the people who are a threat to Kira are killed without Kira having to lift a finger.]] Part 6 had [[spoiler: the main villain of that getting the power to alter the universe's gravity, causing time to accelerate to the universe's end so that he could reset time to the way he wants it to be.]]
*** This is the whole schtick behind Koichi's Stand, Echoes. It starts out as an egg, which hatches when he needs it to, allowing him to [[spoiler: imprint sounds on a person, making it echo over and over in their heads.]] When that isn't enough, it evolves into a form that can [[spoiler: imprint words onto objects, granting the object the property of that word. For instance, making a solid, pointy rock become bouncy by imprinting "bounce" on it.]] And later on it evolves again to allow him to [[spoiler: increase gravity on a target to the point where it becomes helplessly pinned to the ground through some convoluted means of the words "three" and "freeze" (sort of) rhyming in English.]] Each new form has a smaller range, but Koichi can just choose to summon whichever version of the Stand he wants anyway. Koichi's pretty much a SwissArmySuperpower among Stand users.
*** At the beginning of Part 5, it's showed that Koichi is now able to summon the earlier versions of Echoes when he uses Echoes 2' flying power and greater range to look for Giorno.
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8th Sep '17 12:42:38 PM SeptimusHeap
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* To keep the four [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Men's]] abilities consistent in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 gets spider-sense, while Spidey Noir gets improved web-shooting abilities; the changes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the characters.

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* To keep the four [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Men's]] abilities consistent in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', ComicBook/SpiderMan2099 gets spider-sense, while Spidey Noir gets improved web-shooting abilities; the changes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the characters.
3rd Sep '17 3:32:52 AM Silverblade2
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[[caption-width-right:350:Oh boy, Tacos! SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}} Time!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Oh boy, Tacos! SelfDemonstrating/{{Waluigi}} Waluigi Time!]]
27th Aug '17 6:41:55 PM zealots
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** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' had Domon Kasshu take a page out of the above Kamille's book, except instead of limiting himself to the final episodes he indulged in the entire second half of the series, pulling out attacks like the "Burning Shadow" and "Burning Dash" that he would use in one match to counter one very specific opponent and then promptly never use again.
22nd Aug '17 5:50:39 AM jormis29
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* In ''Aberrant'', doing this has a significant chance of warping the character - physically or mentally - due to the source of their powers.

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* In ''Aberrant'', ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'', doing this has a significant chance of warping the character - physically or mentally - due to the source of their powers.
22nd Aug '17 5:45:24 AM jormis29
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* The Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game has rules for "stunts," creative uses on a hero's primary superpower. By spending experience points, your character can essentially gain another superpower at reduced cost, as long as it's thematically related to a primary power.

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* The Marvel Super Heroes Roleplaying Game ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' has rules for "stunts," creative uses on a hero's primary superpower. By spending experience points, your character can essentially gain another superpower at reduced cost, as long as it's thematically related to a primary power.
19th Aug '17 3:25:42 PM MarsPlatypus
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* Dr. Maracot from Arthur Conan Doyle's sci-fi classic, ''The Maracot Deep'', is introduced as one of the world's leading experts in marine biology. Then, about four fifths into the book, the narrator suddenly reveals that he's also an expert in ancient mythology, which happened to be what the plot needed at that point.
19th Aug '17 12:40:54 AM TheSinful
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** He was also shown to use other things like butterfly wings. The biggest offender was Yusuke being resurrected as a powerful half demon and then having a demon god take over his body conveniently to win.

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** He was also shown to use other things like butterfly wings. The biggest offender was Yusuke being resurrected as a powerful half demon and then having a demon god take over his body conveniently to win.
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