History Main / ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges

11th Aug '17 12:20:58 PM CouchAlmark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tai and Matt and their partners Agumon and Gabumon, are the only ones to reach Mega level, while everyone else stops at Ultimate. The strangest part is that they reach this level thanks to a prophecy that more directly concerns their younger siblings (Kari and TK), whose partners (Angewomon and Angemon) have significant [[GoodHurtsEvil type advantages]] over the villains. So of course theyre the ones taking out the Mega-level Dark Master and although AllYourColorsCombined destroy the final boss their Digimon destroy his physical form while the rest just take out his defenses.
*** In the games, all of the team reaches their canon Mega stage.
*** ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' is also on its way towards averting this, as [[spoiler: Currently Joe and Mimi with their partners Gomamon and Palmon have currently reached their Mega stages. Previews for later movies hint at the other digimon also achieving the stage]]
** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Wormmon lends its power to V-Mon so that the latter can reach the golden Magnamon form to defeat an out of control Ultimate, while none of the ''Adventure'' characters have the chance to beat it. The theme for the strongest stages is partnership, setting out to subvert this trope. Double subverted in that TheHero Daisuke and SixthRanger Ken's composite partner (made from Wormmon and V-Mon's evolved forms) is the only one to reach the Mega stage, and then gets a mode change and a Fighter Mode. However, the final big bad is beaten by [[spoiler: TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, and the simultaneous appearance of every form of every partner digimon that season]].

to:

** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', Tai and Matt and their partners Agumon and Gabumon, are the only ones to reach Mega level, while everyone else stops at Ultimate. The strangest part is that they reach this level thanks to a prophecy that more directly concerns their younger siblings (Kari This makes Agumon and TK), whose partners (Angewomon and Angemon) have significant [[GoodHurtsEvil type advantages]] over the villains. So of course theyre Gabumon the ones taking out who do most of the work against the Mega-level Dark Master and Masters, although AllYourColorsCombined destroy Patamon's Ultimate-level form is treated as also being on their level and defeats the final boss their Digimon destroy his physical form while Dark Master before the rest just take out his defenses.
*** In
FinalBoss. A subsequent movie gave Tai and Matt the games, all of the team reaches their canon Mega stage.
*** ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' is also on its way towards averting this, as [[spoiler: Currently Joe and Mimi with
ability to fuse their partners Gomamon into [[EleventhHourSuperpower Omegamon]], cementing them as ''two'' levels above everyone else. Followup video games, and Palmon have currently reached over fifteen years later the anime itself in the form of ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', would close the gap a little by giving everyone else access to Mega level versions of their Mega stages. Previews for later movies hint at the other digimon also achieving the stage]]
partners, though they still have nothing to match Omegamon.
** In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', V-Mon gets a third Armor form where everyone else only gets either one or two. Said form, [[GoldenSuperMode Magnamon]], is outrageously powerful compared to all of the others but disappears after its one usage. V-Mon and Wormmon lends its power to V-Mon so that get the latter can reach first DNA Digivolution form, which everyone else eventually matches, but they're the golden Magnamon form only ones to defeat an out of control Ultimate, while none of the ''Adventure'' characters have the chance to beat it. The theme for the strongest stages is partnership, setting out to subvert evolve this trope. Double subverted in that TheHero Daisuke and SixthRanger Ken's composite partner (made from Wormmon and V-Mon's evolved forms) is the only one to reach the Mega stage, and then gets a mode change and a Fighter Mode. However, the final big bad is beaten by [[spoiler: TalkingTheMonsterToDeath, and the simultaneous appearance of every form of every partner digimon that season]].into a Mega-level form, once more leaving everyone else stuck at Ultimate.



* ''[[Franchise/KamenRider Kamen Rider]]''s starting with Ryuki have followed this trend as well, when there are more than just [[TheHero the Hero]] and [[TheLancer the Second Rider]].

to:

* ''[[Franchise/KamenRider Kamen Rider]]''s starting with Ryuki have followed Agito follow this trend as well, when there are well. The main Rider will often get access to [[MultiformBalance a number of starting forms specializing in different aspects]], at which point one or more secondary Riders will be introduced whose powers are typically better than just [[TheHero all of these initial forms. If the Hero]] main Rider only has one main form, or the multiple forms are shared between multiple starting Riders, they'll usually be the JackOfAllStats. Regardless of the setup, the main Rider will proceed to get the majority of the powerups and [[TheLancer associated toys, with most secondary Riders only getting one enhanced form that puts them somewhere between the Second Rider]].main Rider's penultimate and final forms. In particularly severe cases [[CantCatchUp the secondary Rider can end up stranded with no powerups at all]].
5th Jul '17 1:09:39 AM Edgar81539
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Shoutmon is the base form of all the DigiXroses, being the consciousness in charge even when he DigiXrosses with a more powerful Digimon. He and Greymon are also the only ones that can Digivolve, ''and'' when Shoutmon DigiXrosses with Zeekgreymon he's the one in charge instead of sharing consciousness.

to:

** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Shoutmon is the base form of all the DigiXroses, Digixros, being the consciousness in charge even when he DigiXrosses Digixrosses with a more powerful Digimon. He and Greymon are also the only ones that can Digivolve, ''and'' when Shoutmon DigiXrosses Digixrosses with Zeekgreymon he's the one in charge instead of sharing consciousness.
5th Jul '17 1:08:50 AM Edgar81539
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Averted in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', despite not having the ensemble of the previous seasons. Four characters evolve all the way to the end, getting Burst Mode power-ups.

to:

** Averted in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', despite not having In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Shoutmon is the ensemble base form of the previous seasons. Four characters evolve all the way to DigiXroses, being the end, getting Burst Mode power-ups.consciousness in charge even when he DigiXrosses with a more powerful Digimon. He and Greymon are also the only ones that can Digivolve, ''and'' when Shoutmon DigiXrosses with Zeekgreymon he's the one in charge instead of sharing consciousness.



** Jaden's rivals also end up getting one or two boss monsters with evolutions/alternate forms (Chazz has Armed Dragon Lv 7 and Lv 10, and VWXYZ; Zane has Cyber End Dragon and Cyberdark Dragon, Aster has D-Hero Dogma and Plasma, and Jesse has Crystal Beast Rainbow Pegasus/Rainbow Dragon) while the rest of his supporting cast only has one boss monster or ''don't'' have one at all.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Subverted with Yuya's Pendulum Summoning, where it is a plot point that he isn't the only one to have them, and he and everyone else are learning new summon techniques throughout the series. Played straight when he starts creating Pendulum Hybrid monsters that no one else has done yet. Also played straight with his Ace monster, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Only one other duelist has shown an alternate form of their Dimension Dragon ([[spoiler:Yugo with Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon, an evolution of Clear Wing Synchro Dragon]]), while Yuya has three variants of his and many more in the real-life card game that haven't been in the anime yet.

to:

* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': Subverted with Yuya's Pendulum Summoning, where it is a plot point that he isn't ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has Yuya being the only one able to have them, and he and everyone else are learning new summon techniques throughout create Pendulum-hybrids with other monsters types, with TheRival Akaba Reiji only using his own Pendulum-hybrids in the last 2 episodes of the series. Played straight when he starts creating Pendulum Hybrid monsters His [[spoiler:SuperpoweredEvilSide Zarc is also the only one that no one else has done yet. Also played straight with his Ace monster, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon. Only one other duelist has shown an alternate form of their Dimension Dragon ([[spoiler:Yugo with Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon, an evolution of Clear Wing Synchro Dragon]]), while Yuya has three variants of his and many more in the real-life card game that haven't been in the anime yet.was able to create a Pendulum-Synchro-Fusion-Xyz hybrid.]]
8th May '17 2:34:34 AM zequeins
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* For MMORPG, the Main Tank in Guild Raids tend to get first pick of the loot dropped by the boss, or at least at a significant discount compared to other members. And for good reason: the better geared the Main Tank is, the less likely he is to die. And if the Main Tank dies, it doesn't matter how much dps you can put out, as usually the boss will inflict a TotalPartyKill shortly after.
27th Apr '17 11:43:58 AM Slothgirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Inverted in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lantern]]: The Spectrum War.'' Not only do none of the rings choose Kirk (instead going to Chekov (blue), Bones (indigo), Uhura (violet), [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry General Chang]] (yellow), [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Decius]] (orange) and a Gorn (red), with green already being taken by Hal Jordan), he doesn't even [[spoiler: use one of Scotty's knock-off versions like Sulu, and it's Spock who gets to pull an AllYourColoursCombined at the climax.]] [[spoiler: The final pages even give the [[RedShirt oft-killed Security personnel]] ring-based phasers and personal force-fields, whilst the concept of Kirk as a ring-bearer never gets any further than idle speculation as to which one might have chosen him.]]

to:

* Inverted in ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lantern]]: The Spectrum War.'' Not only do none of the rings choose Kirk (instead going to Chekov (blue), Bones (indigo), Uhura (violet), [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry General Chang]] (yellow), [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Decius]] (orange) and a Gorn (red), with green already being taken by Hal Jordan), he doesn't even [[spoiler: use one of Scotty's knock-off versions like Sulu, and it's Spock who gets who's essential to pull an the AllYourColoursCombined scene at the climax.]] [[spoiler: The final pages even give the [[RedShirt oft-killed Security personnel]] ring-based phasers and personal force-fields, whilst the concept of Kirk as a ring-bearer never gets any further than idle speculation as to which one might have chosen him.]]
27th Apr '17 11:39:54 AM Slothgirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[Folder: Comic Books]]

to:

[[Folder: [[folder: Comic Books]]
27th Apr '17 11:39:18 AM Slothgirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message



[[folder:Films]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has Po learn the basics of Kung Fu in the first movie, being enough to keep up with the Furious Five, but in the next two he gains more powers with each film (first Inner Peace, then mastering his Chi), putting him far ahead of them in power.


Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Films]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has Po learn the basics of Kung Fu in the first movie, being enough to keep up with the Furious Five, but in the next two he gains more powers with each film (first Inner Peace, then mastering his Chi), putting him far ahead of them in power.
[[/folder]]
27th Apr '17 11:38:55 AM Slothgirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Inverted in ''[[Film/StarTrek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern]]: The Spectrum War.'' Not only do none of the rings choose Kirk (instead going to Chekov (blue), Bones (indigo), Uhura (violet), [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry General Chang]] (yellow), [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Decius]] (orange) and a Gorn (red), he doesn't even [[spoiler: use one of Scotty's knock-off versions like Sulu, and it's Spock who gets to pull an AllYourColoursCombined at the climax.]] [[spoiler: The final pages give the oft-killed Security personnel ring-based phasers and personal force-fields, whilst the concept of Kirk as a ring-bearer never gets any further than idle speculation as to which one might have chosen him.]]

to:

* Inverted in ''[[Film/StarTrek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern]]: ''[[Film/StarTrek Star Trek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern Green Lantern]]: The Spectrum War.'' Not only do none of the rings choose Kirk (instead going to Chekov (blue), Bones (indigo), Uhura (violet), [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry General Chang]] (yellow), [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Decius]] (orange) and a Gorn (red), with green already being taken by Hal Jordan), he doesn't even [[spoiler: use one of Scotty's knock-off versions like Sulu, and it's Spock who gets to pull an AllYourColoursCombined at the climax.]] [[spoiler: The final pages even give the [[RedShirt oft-killed Security personnel personnel]] ring-based phasers and personal force-fields, whilst the concept of Kirk as a ring-bearer never gets any further than idle speculation as to which one might have chosen him.]]
27th Apr '17 11:32:42 AM Slothgirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[Folder: Comic Books]]
* Inverted in ''[[Film/StarTrek]]/[[ComicBook/GreenLantern]]: The Spectrum War.'' Not only do none of the rings choose Kirk (instead going to Chekov (blue), Bones (indigo), Uhura (violet), [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry General Chang]] (yellow), [[Recap/StarTrekS1E14BalanceOfTerror Decius]] (orange) and a Gorn (red), he doesn't even [[spoiler: use one of Scotty's knock-off versions like Sulu, and it's Spock who gets to pull an AllYourColoursCombined at the climax.]] [[spoiler: The final pages give the oft-killed Security personnel ring-based phasers and personal force-fields, whilst the concept of Kirk as a ring-bearer never gets any further than idle speculation as to which one might have chosen him.]]
26th Feb '17 3:07:51 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* KungFuPanda has Po learn the basics of Kung Fu in the first movie, being enough to keep up with the Furious Five, but in the next two he gains more powers with each film (first Inner Peace, then mastering his Chi), putting him far ahead of them in power.

to:

* KungFuPanda ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has Po learn the basics of Kung Fu in the first movie, being enough to keep up with the Furious Five, but in the next two he gains more powers with each film (first Inner Peace, then mastering his Chi), putting him far ahead of them in power.
This list shows the last 10 events of 75. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ProtagonistPowerUpPrivileges