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17th Aug '17 10:35:14 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeppermintRose'' Rose ditches her armor early on to keep it from weighing her down.
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2nd Jul '17 6:00:47 AM HighCrate
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': [[spoiler: The Pro Hero [[StoneWall Fatgum]] is shown to have this ability during his fight against Rappa. After absorbing the force from all of Rappa's punches, Fatgum shaves off his defensive layer of fat, revealing a more [[BishonenLine offense-based form]] underneath.]]
2nd Jul '17 1:23:29 AM MrSquiggles
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': [[spoiler: The Pro Hero [[StoneWall Fatgum]] is shown to have this ability during his fight against Rappa. After absorbing the force from all of Rappa's punches, Fatgum shaved off his defensive layer of fat, revealing a more [[BishonenLine offense-based form]] underneath.]]

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': [[spoiler: The Pro Hero [[StoneWall Fatgum]] is shown to have this ability during his fight against Rappa. After absorbing the force from all of Rappa's punches, Fatgum shaved shaves off his defensive layer of fat, revealing a more [[BishonenLine offense-based form]] underneath.]]
2nd Jul '17 1:21:02 AM MrSquiggles
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': [[spoiler: The Pro Hero [[StoneWall Fatgum]] is shown to have this ability during his fight against Rappa. After absorbing the force from all of Rappa's punches, Fatgum shaved off his defensive layer of fat, revealing a more [[BishonenLine offense-based form]] underneath.]]
26th Jun '17 9:28:23 AM Spanks
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'': Samus sheds her PoweredArmor and wears a skin-tight suit. [[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero Suit Samus]], as she is thus called, is much faster and lighter.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'': whenever Samus uses her Final Smash, she sheds her PoweredArmor and wears a skin-tight suit. [[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero Suit Samus]], as she is thus called, is much faster and lighter. ''Smash 4'' does away with this quirk and made both forms of Samus seperate characters.
26th May '17 9:08:11 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Overlaps somewhat with DisposableVehicleSection in ''VideoGame/SpyHunter''. Once the Interceptor is reduced to 25% of its maximum health (or on player command in the sequels), it turns into a motorcycle. The two-wheeled Interceptor is lighter and faster, with better handling and acceleration, but loses a significant portion of its protective body panels, its [[MagneticWeapons Rail Gun]], [[NitroBoost Turbo Boost]], and all of its defensive weapons.

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* Overlaps somewhat with DisposableVehicleSection in ''VideoGame/SpyHunter''. Once the Interceptor is reduced to 25% of its maximum health (or on player command in the sequels), it turns into a motorcycle. The two-wheeled Interceptor is lighter and faster, with better handling and acceleration, but loses a significant portion of its protective body panels, its [[MagneticWeapons Rail Gun]], [[NitroBoost Turbo Boost]], and all of its defensive weapons.
14th May '17 12:58:08 AM Dark_Lord_
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** In ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'', all Kamen Riders initially transform into a bulky Masked Form, which can shed its armor with the command "Cast Off" to become the sleek and [[SuperSpeed super-fast]] Rider Form.

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** Subverted in ''Series/KamenRiderAgito''. The manmade G3 system has a function which allows the user to shed his armor to allow for more speed. However, it's more or less an emergency switch that allows the user drop the cumbersome armor to make a quick getaway from a dangerous situation, not a form of MultiformBalance. It's only used once in the series by DirtyCoward Toru Hojo.
** An organic version happens in ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'', where the Dragon Orphenoch sheds most of his skin and muscle mass to turn into a sleeker skeletal looking form, which is fast enough to keep up with the Faiz Accel form that's reputed to be as fast as the speed of sound.
** In ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'', all Kamen Riders initially transform into a bulky Masked Form, which can shed its armor with the command "Cast Off" to become the sleek and [[SuperSpeed super-fast]] Rider Form. The Worm, the enemy race of the series, can do a similar thing, where a bulky Salisworm is able to shed its skin to molt into a stronger but sleeker form, able to move at the same SuperSpeed as the Rider Forms can.



** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has something similar to Kabuto above where the Riders start out in a bulky, SuperDeformed "Level 1" form and then have a "Level 2" form where they shed their bulky armor, becoming less physically powerful but much quicker and more agile.

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** The third form of the title character in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' resembles a heavily armored samurai. His transformation to his final form involves him throwing off his armor to reveal a sleeker form. While his final form is not explicitly shown to be faster than the previous, [[AllThereInTheManual the official website]] does state there is an increase in speed and agility.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has something similar to Kabuto above where the Riders start out in a bulky, SuperDeformed "Level 1" form and then have a "Level 2" form where they shed their bulky armor, becoming less physically powerful but much quicker and more agile. Later on, Ex-Aid himself gains his Level 99 form, which is basically a suit of very bulky armor. Ex-Aid can eject himself from this suit of armor, allowing for greater mobility without apparent loss of power.
10th May '17 11:30:27 PM ironcommando
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* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies 2: It's About Time'', the Pharaoh Zombie is initially the slowest zombie in the game since it's wearing its sarcophagus, but that makes him one of the toughest with an insane amount of health, immunity to being paralyzed, and the fact it can survive an explosive plant, which are usually a OHKO. Once it takes enough damage, the sarcophagus breaks and while he still has a ZombieGait, he's one of the fastest zombies in the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies 2: It's About Time'', ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'', the Pharaoh Zombie is initially the slowest zombie in the game since it's wearing its sarcophagus, but that makes him one of the toughest with an insane amount of health, immunity to being paralyzed, and the fact it can survive an explosive plant, which are usually a OHKO. Once it takes enough damage, the sarcophagus breaks and while he still has a ZombieGait, he's one of the fastest zombies in the game.
29th Apr '17 6:59:51 PM Willbyr
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18th Apr '17 3:40:30 PM Totema
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3'', Jean-Pierre Polnareff's stand, the knight-like Silver Chariot can shed its armor for a more skeletal, much faster form. When the armor is off, Silver Chariot can move so fast that it seems [[DoppelgangerSpin that there are five of them]]. Avdol only manages to defeat Polnareff by setting up a trap with his Crossfire Hurricane attack. [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Unfortunately], the only ''other'' time Polnareff uses this ability is when he becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy and tries to kill the Joestar crew again.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3'', Jean-Pierre Polnareff's stand, the knight-like Silver Chariot can shed its armor for a more skeletal, much faster form. When the armor is off, Silver Chariot can move so fast that it seems [[DoppelgangerSpin that there are five of them]]. Avdol only manages to defeat Polnareff by setting up a trap with his Crossfire Hurricane attack. [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Unfortunately], Unfortunately]], the only ''other'' time Polnareff uses this ability is when he becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy and tries to kill the Joestar crew again.
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