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28th Oct '16 7:53:31 AM Pseudoname
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* Besides the standard EvolutionPowerUp all monsters can go through in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', they have a secondary method. Exposure to large amounts of minkowski radiation, the kind produced by Patterson tech, induces massive mutations. This drastically alters their physiology, sometimes inducing weaknesses to produce new strengths or just completely replacing their existing abilities with new ones.
16th Oct '16 1:30:00 PM GreatWyrmGold
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* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger event]] giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].

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* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger event]] giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Moreover, WordOfGod states that second trigger events are never plain upgrades; for instance, a pyrokinetic might gain a longer range but lose precision. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].
31st Aug '16 5:39:31 PM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'': Super Silhouette, Heartcatch Orchestra, and ''finally'' the Mugen Silhouette. That last one is best described as ''PrettyCure'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. HCPC is one of the most Shounen-y straightly-played MagicalGirl shows ever.

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* ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'': Super Silhouette, Heartcatch Orchestra, and ''finally'' the Mugen Silhouette. That last one is best described as ''PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. HCPC is one of the most Shounen-y straightly-played MagicalGirl shows ever.
5th Jul '16 6:06:46 PM oforiousmic
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** Specifically, Zoro gained a RazorWind attack and Nami got a Jet Ski. The real upgrader was the [=CP9=] Arc, when Luffy gained two new forms, Chopper became TheBerserker (temporarily), Nami upgraded her previous weapon, Usopp started to gain confidence, Sanji set his attacks on fire, and Zoro tripled his swords to nine.

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** Specifically, Zoro gained a RazorWind attack and Nami got a Jet Ski. The real upgrader was the [=CP9=] Arc, when Luffy gained two new forms, Chopper became TheBerserker (temporarily), Nami and Usopp upgraded her their previous weapon, weapons, Usopp started to gain confidence, Sanji set his attacks on fire, and Zoro tripled his swords to nine.



* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second trigger event giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].

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* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger event event]] giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].
1st Jul '16 8:42:19 PM dasuberkaiser
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* American webcomic ''Webcomic/ElijahAndAzuu'' has a variation on this concept: Most of the cast are angels and demons, and their power increases substantially when they let their wings out (which are normally hidden, even when they have no reason to hide them).
* This happened to the Light Warriors in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' when they got their class changes, complete with [[FrillyUpgrade new, but similar costumes.]]
* The characters in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' get these as they move up their Echeladders, slowly unlocking new abilities, with the ultimate objective of reaching [[SuperMode God Tier]]. Of course, their are also multiple God Tiers, each with their own added abilities, including the ability to talk without [[PaintingTheMedium the use of a digital chat interface]].
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* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second trigger event giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].
** Some capes actually experience second triggers immediately after their first. The stress of triggering combined with the actual event pushing them over the edge twice. [[spoiler:Taylor triggered twice in the locker but never fully accessed her secondary power]].
** [[spoiler:Taylor]] manages to massively power up her ability by having [[spoiler:Panacea directly modify her brain. At the cost of range and SanitySlippage she gains the ability to [[EleventhHourSuperpower control other parahumans during the final battle]]]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* American webcomic ''Webcomic/ElijahAndAzuu'' has a variation on this concept: Most of the cast are angels and demons, and their power increases substantially when they let their wings out (which are normally hidden, even when they have no reason to hide them).
* This happened to the Light Warriors in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' when they got their class changes, complete with [[FrillyUpgrade new, but similar costumes.]]
* The characters in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' get these as they move up their Echeladders, slowly unlocking new abilities, with the ultimate objective of reaching [[SuperMode God Tier]]. Of course, their are also multiple God Tiers, each with their own added abilities, including the ability to talk without [[PaintingTheMedium the use of a digital chat interface]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In {{Literature/Worm}} there are rare cases where someone who already has a superpower gets a second trigger event giving them a completely new power. However, this leaves the recipient so psychologically screwed up that they rarely last long. Most capes get better over time through just practice and using their powers more intelligently. Late in the story it's explained that [[spoiler:the second trigger simply removes some of the limitations meant to protect the shard's host]].
** Some capes actually experience second triggers immediately after their first. The stress of triggering combined with the actual event pushing them over the edge twice. [[spoiler:Taylor triggered twice in the locker but never fully accessed her secondary power]].
** [[spoiler:Taylor]] manages to massively power up her ability by having [[spoiler:Panacea directly modify her brain. At the cost of range and SanitySlippage she gains the ability to [[EleventhHourSuperpower control other parahumans during the final battle]]]].
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30th Jun '16 9:51:40 PM DoctorTItanX
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** In seven days, Uryuu goes from being unable to fight a lieutenant that's at 20% power to being able to one-shot a captain and his Bankai. Afterwards, he loses his power from the type of power-up he used and is chewed out by his father for it. His father comments that had he not run off half-cocked (before his power was ready for the power-up), he'd actually have been able to win his fight off his base abilities without needing that special power-up at all. Cue the final arc, and his power has suddenly become extremely important to everyone's fate; not only is he receiving Ichigo-style power-ups as a result, he's also destined to surpass the BiggerBad in power.

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** In seven days, Uryuu goes from being unable to fight a lieutenant that's at 20% power to being able to one-shot a captain and his Bankai. Afterwards, he loses his power from the type of power-up he used and is chewed out by his father for it. His father comments that had he not run off half-cocked (before his power was ready for the power-up), he'd actually have been able to win his fight off his base abilities without needing that special power-up at all. Cue the final arc, and his power has suddenly become extremely important to everyone's fate; not only is he receiving Ichigo-style power-ups as a result, he's also destined to surpass the BiggerBad BiggerBad, [[spoiler: Yhwach]], in power.
15th Jun '16 6:29:49 PM Liamdurf
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** Right before the TournamentArc, the main cast receive something called Second Origin from Ultear, which is basically just an increase of magic that one user can use. It has the same effect as this trope tho as they all became exceptionally more powerful; Gray's ice making becomes larger, Lucy can summon and maintain two spirits at once when her previous limit was one at a time, and Erza can use an exceptionally powerful armor with it.

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** Right before the TournamentArc, the main cast receive something called Second Origin from Ultear, which is basically just an increase of magic that one user can use. It has the same effect as this trope tho though as they all became exceptionally more powerful; Gray's ice making becomes larger, Lucy can summon and maintain two spirits at once when her previous limit was one at a time, and Erza can use an exceptionally powerful armor with it.
15th Jun '16 6:28:15 PM Liamdurf
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** Sting and Rogue has two levels of power-ups to their White and Shadow Dragon modes. First is the White Drive and Shadow Drive which enhances thier power and speed a step above their normal levels. The second is the Dragon force mode, which they can enter at their free will as they have Lacrima crystals embedded inside their body and this will power them up exponentially.

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** Sting and Rogue has two levels of power-ups to their White and Shadow Dragon modes. First is the White Drive and Shadow Drive which enhances thier their power and speed a step above their normal levels. The second is the Dragon force Force mode, which they can enter at their free will as they have Lacrima crystals embedded inside their body and this will power them up exponentially.
15th Jun '16 6:27:18 PM Liamdurf
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** Laxus is different than the other Dragon Slayers in that he typically fights with normal non-Dragon Slayer lightning magic, which by itself, is as powerful as the others normal Dragon Slayer magic (he defeated the entire Raven Tail team with just this}. He automatically enters Dragon Force whenever he uses his Dragon Slayer magic at all. Thus he only uses this when he fights powerful opponents like Jura or Tempesta (a two-on-one match against both Natsu and Gajeel) and his Dragon Slayer magic has been seen to be more powerful than most of the Dragon Slayers' power-ups.

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** Laxus is different than the other Dragon Slayers in that he typically fights with normal non-Dragon Slayer lightning magic, which by itself, is as powerful as the others normal Dragon Slayer magic (he defeated the entire Raven Tail team with just this}. He automatically enters Dragon Force whenever he uses his Dragon Slayer magic at all. Thus he only uses this when he fights powerful opponents like Jura or Tempesta (a (or a two-on-one match against both Natsu and Gajeel) and his Dragon Slayer magic has been seen to be more powerful than most of the Dragon Slayers' power-ups.
15th Jun '16 6:25:51 PM Liamdurf
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** Natsu typically fights with his normal Flame Dragon Slayer mode, but has two different but arguably equally powerful power-ups. One is Dragon Force which he gets when eating powerful magically imbued substance like Lacrima crystals and it increases his powers to that of a true fragon (although this is still debatable, seeing that he can barely make a dent in a fight with real dragons). His second power-up is the Lightning Flame Dragon mode which he gained when he ate Laxus's lightnings during the fight with Master Hades at Tenroujima amd it allows him to combine his fire-based attacks with lightnings, more than doubling its powers. He can enter Lightning Flame mode at will, but using it will exhaust him much faster than usual.

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** Natsu typically fights with his normal Flame Dragon Slayer mode, but has two different but arguably equally powerful power-ups. One is Dragon Force which he gets when eating powerful magically imbued substance like Lacrima crystals and it increases his powers to that of a true fragon (although this is still debatable, seeing that he can barely make a dent in a fight with real dragons). His second power-up is the Lightning Flame Dragon mode which he gained when he ate Laxus's lightnings lightning during the fight with Master Hades at Tenroujima amd and it allows him to combine his fire-based attacks with lightnings, lightning, more than doubling its powers. He can enter Lightning Flame mode at will, but using it will exhaust him much faster than usual.
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