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7th Apr '16 6:42:33 AM Tron80
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* OneWingedAngel/FanWorks
21st Jan '16 12:32:47 AM SmugTrope
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Classic {{Big Bad}}s have the tendency, when push comes to shove, to [[PowerMakeover turn into]] big honking monsters. A MadScientist in a fit of urgency might down his own PsychoSerum, or a practitioner of BlackMagic might mutate himself into an EldritchAbomination, or ... you get the idea. Bets are good they'll become way more [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute bloated, ugly, or plain disfigured]].

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Classic {{Big Bad}}s have the tendency, when push comes to shove, to [[PowerMakeover turn into]] big honking monsters. A MadScientist in a fit of urgency might down his own PsychoSerum, or a practitioner of BlackMagic might mutate himself into an EldritchAbomination, or ... you get the idea. Bets are good they'll become way more [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute bloated, ugly, or plain disfigured]].
disfigured]]. And with this new form, their power grows immensely.
13th Dec '15 5:25:39 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:308:[[Disney/SleepingBeauty http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/onewingedangel-sleepbeauty02_3279.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:308:Maleficent [[ScaledUp scales up]].]]

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[[quoteright:308:[[Disney/SleepingBeauty [[quoteright:294:[[Disney/SleepingBeauty http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/onewingedangel-sleepbeauty02_3279.png]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:294:Maleficent
[[ScaledUp scales up]].]]
17th Nov '15 4:07:46 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* OneWingedAngel/{{Other}}
26th Oct '15 11:36:11 PM SoItBegins
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For those looking for actual winged people, see WingedHumanoid and OurAngelsAreDifferent.

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For those looking for actual winged people, see WingedHumanoid WingedHumanoid, OurAngelsAreDifferent, and OurAngelsAreDifferent.
(most relevant to this trope,) PowerGivesYouWings.
1st Oct '15 3:16:14 PM Berrenta
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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one who's witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my '''final''' form!"''

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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: One-Winged Angel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one who's witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my '''final''' form!"''
18th May '15 9:36:23 AM nighttrainfm
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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one whose witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my '''final''' form!"''

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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one whose who's witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my '''final''' form!"''
14th Apr '15 8:45:59 PM rodneyAnonymous
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[[caption-width-right:308:Maleficent [[ObligatoryJoke scales]] [[ScaledUp up]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:308:Maleficent [[ObligatoryJoke scales]] [[ScaledUp scales up]].]]
25th Mar '15 4:42:38 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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Sometimes you never even fight their human form at all and they immediately turn into a monster. Can count as TheUnfought if they showed fighting ability in their human form. This is more popular among minor video game villains who will often transform into [[UndergroundMonkey tougher]] [[PaletteSwap versions]] of earlier monsters like in the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' and early ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, as a unique battle sprite for them would take up extra development time and storage space on the UsefulNotes/{{cartridge}} (one unique boss could take the space of several mooks, more with PaletteSwapping).

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Sometimes you never even fight their human form at all and they immediately turn into a monster. Can count as TheUnfought if they showed fighting ability in their human form. This is more popular among minor video game villains who will often transform into [[UndergroundMonkey tougher]] [[PaletteSwap versions]] of earlier monsters like in the ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' and early ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, as a unique battle sprite for them would take up extra development time and storage space on the UsefulNotes/{{cartridge}} (one unique boss could take the space of several mooks, more with PaletteSwapping).
the use of a PaletteSwap).
19th Mar '15 4:55:49 PM Redaka
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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one whose witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my'''final''' form!"''

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Named in honor of Sephiroth, FinalBoss of the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII.''[[note]]Okay, named in honor of his theme music, as he has in fact ''seven'' wings, but just one in place of an arm.[[/note]] Video games in general absolutely ''adore'' having their final boss do this, even when their original form is scary enough anyway. In fact, it's gotten to be somewhat of an arms race: thanks to the popularity of [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] in 1991, [[RuleOfThree three-form]] bosses are now somewhat common, and those games going for "epic" will sometimes go for even more. In [=JRPGs=], particularly, it is rather common to see two stages of OneWingedAngel: the "bizarro" form, that is huge and scary, and the "angel" form, that is winged, eerily beautiful and accompanied by OminousLatinChanting (the original One Winged Angel, Sephiroth, is the codifier of this subtrope). Once beaten, or on becoming even more powerful, the villain may cross the BishonenLine and into safer territory for an EvilMakeover to work its magic (though it's a huge case of TropesAreNotBad; as much as it's used, you'd be hard pressed to complain when they turn into something ''completely awesome''). Usually accompanied by the stock phrases ''[[BadassBoast "No one whose witnessed this form has lived to tell the tale!"]]'', ''"I have only '''begun''' to fight!"'', or ''"This isn't even my'''final''' my '''final''' form!"''
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