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10th Dec '17 8:46:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Borderline example: in the first generation of ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, the strongest person on the team was Beast, who was just, like, "two-normal-guys" strong. In the second generation, the strongest person is Colossus, the man of steel. Then we got Rogue, who for a long time was just as strong as Colossus, and could fly. Dunno where we're at now, but considering the current lineup includes Namor (who's stronger than the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk so long as he's underwater), Hope (who has AllYourPowersCombined) and Magneto (who once almost ''destroyed civilization''), safe to say that escalation has been maintained.

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* Borderline example: in the first generation of ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, ComicBook/XMen, the strongest person on the team was Beast, who was just, like, "two-normal-guys" strong. In the second generation, the strongest person is Colossus, the man of steel. Then we got Rogue, who for a long time was just as strong as Colossus, and could fly. Dunno where we're at now, but considering the current lineup includes Namor (who's stronger than the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk so long as he's underwater), Hope (who has AllYourPowersCombined) and Magneto (who once almost ''destroyed civilization''), safe to say that escalation has been maintained.
4th Dec '17 7:15:17 PM DragonQuestZ
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Sometimes a {{sequel}} is just the same story as the last one (CapcomSequelStagnation), or downgraded by being DirectToVideo (''Film/StarshipTroopers2HeroOfTheFederation''), or a different story set in the same world (''Film/TheGodfather II'', the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films), or just the next part in an ongoing series (''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' books and movies), or even a DolledUpInstallment (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'').

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Sometimes a {{sequel}} sequel is just the same story as the last one (CapcomSequelStagnation), or downgraded by being DirectToVideo (''Film/StarshipTroopers2HeroOfTheFederation''), or a different story set in the same world (''Film/TheGodfather II'', the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' films), or just the next part in an ongoing series (''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' books and movies), or even a DolledUpInstallment (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'').


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A SubTrope of {{Sequel}}.

A SisterTrope to SerialEscalation.
4th Dec '17 5:17:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Crank}}'', [[UpToEleven big time]]. While ''Crank'' was already over-the-top, they pulled all stops on second one and included more [[{{Gorn}} violence]], [[{{Fanservice}} sex]], {{Squick}} and [[RefugeInAudacity general absurdity]] in [[CrankHighVoltage the second one]].

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* ''Film/{{Crank}}'', [[UpToEleven big time]]. While ''Crank'' was already over-the-top, they pulled all stops on second one and included more [[{{Gorn}} violence]], [[{{Fanservice}} sex]], {{Squick}} and [[RefugeInAudacity general absurdity]] in [[CrankHighVoltage [[Film/CrankHighVoltage the second one]].
9th Nov '17 8:54:49 AM CouchAlmark
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** ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' in turn got an UpdatedRerelease that includes a full-fledged second campaign taking place after the first. Where the original campaign ended with the protagonists taking on [[KingOfAllCosmos the Administrator of the Akashic Records]], the second campaign has a being of identical power as only the third boss, with the final boss being [[BiggerBad the system that created the Administrators and the Record]], which involves turning the main characters into gods as ''step one'' for fighting it.
22nd Oct '17 12:58:32 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The console installments of the ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' series crank up the maximum speed with each new installment. In the first installment, you normally can't go faster than 478 km/h, but dash arrows allow you go up to about 970 momentarily. ''F-Zero X'' sets the norm to 700-800 km/h, with boosts enabling you to reach about 1,300-1,400. ''F-Zero GX'' brings average speeds to the 970-1,100 range, with boosts speeds going beyond 2,000.

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* The console installments of the ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' series crank up the maximum speed with each new installment. In the first installment, you normally can't go faster than 478 km/h, but dash arrows allow you go up to about 970 momentarily. ''F-Zero X'' sets the norm to 700-800 km/h, with boosts enabling you to reach about 1,300-1,400. ''F-Zero GX'' brings average speeds to the 970-1,100 range, with boosts speeds going beyond 2,000.
6th Oct '17 8:04:42 PM Scraggle
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* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII'', while [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the first movie]] was DarkerAndEdgier due to Frollo's sexual desires of Esmeralda and some other dark themes however, the sequel got its [[LighterAndSofter lighter peak]] with Quasimodo's love with Madeleine and also the new BigBad is just only a gypsy thief that wants to steal ''La Fidele'' the magnificent bell.
30th Sep '17 6:33:25 PM Abbot_Cellach
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* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDameII'', while [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the first movie]] was DarkerAndEdgier due to Frollo's sexual desires of Esmeralda and some other dark themes however, the sequel got its [[LighterAndSofter lighter peak]] with Quasimodo's love with Madeleine and also the new BigBad is just only a gypsy thief that wants to steal ''La Fidele'' the magnificent bell.
3rd Aug '17 8:16:48 PM ultimomant
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* ''2-Headed Shark Attack'' is followed by ''3-Headed Shark Attack'' and ''5-Headed Shark Attack''.
1st Aug '17 7:44:30 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/AssassinsCreed'':

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* ''Series/AssassinsCreed'':''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
19th Jul '17 9:48:41 AM Necrodomo
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* The original ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' was one battle in an [[EternalRecurrence eternal cycle]] of universes ending and beginning anew. The second game made the death and rebirth of the universe a repeatedly occurring event in game mechanics terms.
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