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27th Aug '16 8:50:34 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the High Prophets of the Covenant replace the Elites with the Brutes in the second half of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', which continues into ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The Hierarchs claim it's because the Elites had failed to stop the Master Chief, but it's revealed that the Prophets were actually just concerned about the Elites' loyalty, and were looking for ''any'' excuse to get rid of them.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the High Prophets of the Covenant replace the Elites with the Brutes in the second half of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', which continues into ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The Hierarchs claim it's because the Elites had failed to stop the Master Chief, but it's revealed that the Prophets were actually just concerned about the Elites' loyalty, and were looking for ''any'' excuse to get rid of them. The resulting civil war cripples the Covenent at a critical point.
9th Aug '16 11:22:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the High Prophets of the Covenant quickly replace the Elites with the Brutes in the second half of ''VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', which continues into ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The Prophets claim it's because the Elites failed to stop the Master Chief, but it's revealed that they were actually just concerned about the Elites' loyalty, and were looking for ''any'' excuse to get rid of them.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the High Prophets of the Covenant quickly replace the Elites with the Brutes in the second half of ''VideoGame/Halo ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', which continues into ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The Prophets Hierarchs claim it's because the Elites had failed to stop the Master Chief, but it's revealed that they the Prophets were actually just concerned about the Elites' loyalty, and were looking for ''any'' excuse to get rid of them.
9th Aug '16 11:21:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise, the Prophets of the Covenant quickly replace the Elite with the Brutes after the former fail in the first game [[spoiler:and the first half of the second game.]]

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise, the High Prophets of the Covenant quickly replace the Elite Elites with the Brutes after the former fail in the first game [[spoiler:and the first half of the second game.]]half of ''VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', which continues into ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The Prophets claim it's because the Elites failed to stop the Master Chief, but it's revealed that they were actually just concerned about the Elites' loyalty, and were looking for ''any'' excuse to get rid of them.
26th Jul '16 5:43:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Our DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad may have been defeated last time, but [[MagnificentBastard they ain't stupid]]. It seems that all of the weak, pathetic mooks the hero(es) barged right through last time have been replaced. Possibly, by something ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil worse]].

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Our DangerouslyGenreSavvy BigBad may have been defeated last time, but [[MagnificentBastard they ain't stupid]]. It seems that all of the weak, pathetic mooks the hero(es) barged right through last time have been replaced. Possibly, by something ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil worse]].
1st May '16 5:48:58 AM erforce
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-->--''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''


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-->--''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

-->-- ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''



* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': ''Every'' Terminator starts as this. The first one introduced, the T-800, was a replacement for the T-600. In the next film, the T-1000 replaced the T-800. Then, the T-X replaced the T-1000. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because they're machines and SkyNet is just upgrading.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': ''Every'' Terminator starts as this. The [[Film/TheTerminator first one introduced, introduced]], the T-800, was a replacement for the T-600. In the [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay next film, film]], the T-1000 replaced the T-800. Then, the T-X [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines T-X]] replaced the T-1000. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because they're machines and SkyNet [=SkyNet=] is just upgrading.
28th Mar '16 7:56:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded''. After the failure of the Smith-model Agents in ''Film/TheMatrix'', the Machines come out with improved Agents (which Neo calls "upgrades" when he first meets them).

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* ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded''.''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''. After the failure of the Smith-model Agents in ''Film/TheMatrix'', the Machines come out with improved Agents (which Neo calls "upgrades" when he first meets them).



* ''Every'' [[TheTerminator Terminator]] starts as this. The first one introduced, the T-800, was a replacement for the T-600. In the next film, the T-1000 replaced the T-800. Then, the T-X replaced the T-1000. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because they're machines and SkyNet is just upgrading.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'': ''Every'' [[TheTerminator Terminator]] Terminator starts as this. The first one introduced, the T-800, was a replacement for the T-600. In the next film, the T-1000 replaced the T-800. Then, the T-X replaced the T-1000. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], because they're machines and SkyNet is just upgrading.



* A realistic version of this shows up in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. When civil war wracks the Kingdom of Westeros during a SuccessionCrisis, the Kingsguard (bodyguards for the royal family) suffer several losses. When Jaime Lannister finally makes it back to the capital to take command, he's horrified and infuriated to find that he has two dependable knights left in the Kingsguard, while most of the other new members are political appointments, second raters, or amoral mercenaries.

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* A realistic version of this shows up in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. When civil war wracks the Kingdom of Westeros during a SuccessionCrisis, the Kingsguard (bodyguards for the royal family) suffer several losses. When Jaime Lannister finally makes it back to the capital to take command, he's horrified and infuriated to find that he has two dependable knights left in the Kingsguard, while most of the other new members are political appointments, second raters, or amoral mercenaries.


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24th Feb '16 9:05:55 AM KingZeal
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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or {{Giant Mook}}s from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. Another variation is that a new BigBad comes with their own, more powerful forces. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].

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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is that a new BigBad comes with their own, more powerful forces. Another variation is for the EliteMooks or {{Giant Mook}}s from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. Another variation is that a new BigBad comes with their own, more powerful forces. Mooks. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].
24th Feb '16 9:04:22 AM KingZeal
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->'''Goldar:''' "Might I suggest we send down a group of Putties to attack the Rangers? They're in the open and will be easy prey."
->'''Lord Zedd:''' ''(laughs evilly)'' "Your Putties are as useless to me as you are. I have my own army of Putties, the likes of which you have never seen!"
-->--''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''




This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or {{Giant Mook}}s from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].

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\nThis typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or {{Giant Mook}}s from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. Another variation is that a new BigBad comes with their own, more powerful forces. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].
24th Feb '16 8:57:40 AM KingZeal
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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or GiantMooks from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].

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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or GiantMooks {{Giant Mook}}s from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].
24th Feb '16 8:57:21 AM KingZeal
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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].

The inversion to this is MookCarryover, whereas a new BigBad uses the same {{Mook}}s or EliteMooks as the previous one.

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This typically happens in series which retain a recurring villain who, after failing in their plans the last time, has seen fit to replace their forces with newer enemies for the hero, whether in part or in whole. A variation of this trope is for the EliteMooks or GiantMooks from the previous iteration to now to be the ''standard'' Mooks. This is usually because the villain is attempting to learn from his or her mistakes during the previous altercation--after all, if something doesn't work once, why try it again? New enemies could catch the heroes off-guard, or make it much more difficult to adjust. Or, the villain might just want to send a message about what happens when [[YouHaveFailedMe his minions aren't up to task]].

The inversion to this is MookCarryover, whereas a new BigBad uses the same {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} or EliteMooks as the previous one.
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