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7th Jun '16 2:02:14 PM Galacton
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2nd Jun '16 12:40:27 PM DoctorTItanX
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** However, unlike most protagonists subjected to this trope, Ichigo doesn't learn newer, more powerful moves to replace the Getsuga Tensho, or even (except in [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique one special case]]) learn improved versions of it. He simply gets stronger and makes it effective again... until the next, even more powerful villain shows up, which results in the cycle repeating. One thing he does (way too infrequently) to improve its effectiveness is, instead of [[SwordBeam firing the Getsuga right away]] is leave it surrounding his blade and slice his opponent, then fire off the attack while his sword is already inside their body. This guarantees a hit and bypasses their defenses... but it's still the same attack.
** In the last arc he ''finally'' learns a new technique... which is simply two of them at once.

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** However, unlike most protagonists subjected to this trope, Ichigo doesn't immediately learn newer, more powerful moves to replace the Getsuga Tensho, or even (except in [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique one special case]]) learn improved versions of it. He simply gets stronger and makes it effective again... until the next, even more powerful villain enemy shows up, which results in the cycle repeating. One thing he does (way too infrequently) to improve its effectiveness is, instead of [[SwordBeam firing the Getsuga right away]] is leave it surrounding his blade and slice his opponent, then fire off the attack while his sword is already inside their body. This guarantees a hit and bypasses their defenses... but it's still the same attack.
** In the last arc arc, he ''finally'' learns a new technique... which is simply two of them at once.
30th May '16 6:56:10 PM Ramona122003
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** Goku's Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user. Namely, combining the Kaio-Ken with a Super Saiyan is suicidal since the Kaio-Ken is a stressful technique and Super Saiyan is stressful enough [[spoiler: However, Goku learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan God Super since that transformation is calm and requires a calm mind to use. Although, it's still a work in progress and initially has a 90% failure rate]].

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** Goku's Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user. Namely, combining the Kaio-Ken with a Super Saiyan is suicidal since the Kaio-Ken is a stressful technique and Super Saiyan is stressful enough [[spoiler: However, Goku learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan form since that transformation is calm and requires a calm mind to use. Although, it's still a work in progress and initially has a 90% failure rate]].
30th May '16 6:55:01 PM Ramona122003
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** Weighted clothing. First appears near the end of ''Dragon Ball'' as an effective means of showing IAmNotLeftHanded, all but disappears by the Cell Saga. The idea of training in weighted clothing was replaced by training in artificial gravity chambers. Vegeta, for example, likes to train in ''500 times Earth's gravity'', which adds far more weight to him than any amount of clothing could. To quote [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged the abridged series]]:
--->'''Piccolo:''' That concept just sort of lost meaning after a while, didn't it?
** Goku's Kaioken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two could have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user. [[spoiler: It gets subverted in the long run as Goku learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan Blue form and maintain it, although it's a work in progress and initially has a 90 percent failure rate.]]
** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once with ascended stages beyond the standard grade. Most notable with Gohan's final upgrade in the series: once he attains that, he neither has to nor is even ''able'' to transform into a Super Saiyan anymore. Though he is seen in Super Saiyan form in works set after ''Z'', due to not keeping up his training and needing the transformation to acces his full potential. Like the Kaio-Ken example above, Goku and Vegeta subvert it in the long run as, after ascending to Godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. The fact their Base form alone surpasses what Goku could do as a Super Saiyan 3 helps as well.
*** The page quote references how late in the series Vegeta's young son Trunks was merely struggling a bit in the Gravity Room with him, and just suddenly decided to go Super Saiyan to run around more easily, shocking his father. He then irritated Vegeta by admitting the younger Goten could also use the form.

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** Weighted clothing. First appears near the end of ''Dragon Ball'' as an effective means of showing IAmNotLeftHanded, all but disappears by the Cell Saga. The idea of training in weighted clothing was replaced by training in artificial gravity chambers. Vegeta, for example, likes to train in ''500 times Earth's gravity'', which adds far more weight to him than any amount of clothing could. To quote [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged the abridged series]]:
--->'''Piccolo:''' That concept just sort of lost meaning after a while, didn't it?
Although, Piccolo still trains with weighted cloths and takes them off when he's serious.
** Goku's Kaioken Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two could have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user. Namely, combining the Kaio-Ken with a Super Saiyan is suicidal since the Kaio-Ken is a stressful technique and Super Saiyan is stressful enough [[spoiler: It gets subverted in the long run as However, Goku learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan Blue form God Super since that transformation is calm and maintain it, although requires a calm mind to use. Although, it's still a work in progress and initially has a 90 percent 90% failure rate.]]
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** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once with ascended stages beyond the standard grade. The page quote references how late in the series Vegeta's young son Trunks is merely struggling a bit in the Gravity Room with him, and just suddenly decides to go Super Saiyan to run around more easily, shocking his father. Vegeta then becomes irritated when he learns that Goten can also transform. Most notable with Gohan's final upgrade in the series: once he attains that, he neither has to nor is even ''able'' doesn't need to transform into a Super Saiyan anymore. Though he is seen in Super Saiyan form in works set after ''Z'', due to not keeping up his training and needing the transformation to acces his full potential. Like the Kaio-Ken example above, [[spoiler: Kaio-Ken]], Goku and Vegeta subvert it in the long run as, after subverts this. After ascending to Godhood, godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. The fact They can also merged their Base form alone surpasses what Goku could do as Super Saiyan forms with their god powers, creating a Super Saiyan 3 helps as well.
*** The page quote references how late in the series Vegeta's young son Trunks was merely struggling
God Super Saiyan, which is basically a bit in the Gravity Room with him, more powerful and just suddenly decided to go stable version of Super Saiyan to run around more easily, shocking his father. He then irritated Vegeta by admitting the younger Goten could also use the form.God.
29th May '16 7:59:37 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' has had this happen a lot in its various comic book incarnations since, due to being MerchandiseDriven, it's always needed to promote the latest toys. In the original Marvel run, there came the [[CombiningMecha Combiners]], then the Headmasters, then the Powermasters, then the Pretenders, each group getting their shot in the spotlight only to be bumped out when the newer guys showed up. In IDW's run of the comics, characters are frequently reformatted to have their appearance match whatever the latest toy of that character, even if it doesn't make sense (such as a character on Cybertron with a Cybertron vehicle mode suddenly getting an Earth vehicle mode instead). This is occasionally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
3rd May '16 8:00:36 PM MAI742
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* One of the major reasons for UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar claiming so many lives was that the technology to kill people had advanced (rifles replacing old muskets being the most common example), while tactics (such as bayonet charges into the massed artillery and rifle fire) and medical techniques lagged behind.

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* One of the major reasons for UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar claiming so many lives was that the technology to kill people had advanced (rifles replacing old muskets being ''massive'' dilution of talent caused by the most common example), while tactics (such as bayonet charges fielding of such incredibly large armies relative to the pre-war pool of trained and experienced officers (just a couple of percent of the total!). The professional officer corps was well aware of how to make the best use of the available weapons and equipment, but the bulk of the men on both sides were commanded by bureaucrats, lawyers, and the like with little or no military experience or knowledge... initially. They learned, eventually - the hard way. Which is where this trope comes into the massed artillery and rifle fire) and medical techniques lagged behind.play.
3rd May '16 7:55:43 PM MAI742
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* Happens fairly often in military history when one side develops a new weapon. World War One probably has the most examples of any single conflict.
** It was around for literally thousands of years. The best way to counter the enemy "high tech" heavy cavalry until the mid 1500s? Just have them charge your spearmen. By WW1 they were just giant targets.

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* Happens fairly often in military history when one side develops a adopts new weapon.methods, mass-produces sufficiently advanced equipment and/or weaponry. World War One probably has the most examples of any single conflict.
** 1914: Machine Guns > Rifles
** 1914: Artillery > Machine Guns > Rifles
** 1915: Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > Machine Guns > Rifles
** 1915: Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
** 1916: Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > (Trench/Stokes) Mortars > Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
** 1916: Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > (Trench/Stokes) Mortars > Chars/Tanks > Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
** 1916: Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft-and-gas-shells > (Trench/Stokes) Mortars > Chars/Tanks > Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
** 1917: Heavy-Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > (Trench/Stokes) Mortars > Chars/Tanks > Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
** 1917: Heavy-Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > Artillery-with-observervation-aircraft > (Trench/Stokes) Mortars > Chars/Tanks > Machine Guns > 'Light' Machine Guns > Grenades & Pistols > Rifles
*** Things get a little simpler with Artillery techniques for the Franco-British forces:
**** 1914: accurate Direct Fire over open sights (high gunner losses)
**** 1915: inaccurate Indirect Fire at unseen targets (few enemy losses )
**** 1916: reasonably accurate Indirect Fire at unseen targets (some enemy losses)
**** 1917: heavy, inaccurate Indirect Fire at unseen targets (variable enemy losses) [[note]] The prolonged, heavy firing techniques utilised since the previous year had worn out the guns' barrels, making them increasingly inaccurate. Sufficient replacement barrels were not forthcoming until the following year [[/note]]
**** 1918: very heavy, accurate Indirect Fire at unseen targets (devastating enemy losses)
** It was around for literally thousands of years. The best way to counter the enemy "high tech" heavy cavalry until cavalry, the most expensive of all western European warriors, in the mid 1500s? Just have them charge your spearmen. Tercio pikeman, lad. By WW1 they the time of the Italian Wars of 14941559, horses were just giant targets.targets on western European battlefields. Of course, light cavalry (for more than just scouting purposes) hung around for ''much'' longer.
30th Apr '16 3:44:36 PM Kneekicker
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** ''Anime/DinosaurKing'' - Max/Ryuta's Thunder Bazooka and Lightning Assault/Lightning Spear cards no longer work as finishers and are soon dropped, replaced by Plasma Anchor and then Thunder Driver. Assault/Spear gets it particularly bad, used in conjunction with the season's elemental armor, and yet fails to defeat a dinosaur that lacks the season's newly-introduced armor.

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** * ''Anime/DinosaurKing'' - Max/Ryuta's Thunder Bazooka and Lightning Assault/Lightning Spear cards no longer work as finishers and are soon dropped, replaced by Plasma Anchor and then Thunder Driver. Assault/Spear gets it particularly bad, used in conjunction with the season's elemental armor, and yet fails to defeat a dinosaur that lacks the season's newly-introduced armor.
27th Apr '16 10:36:22 PM jormis29
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* Subverted in ''Crackerjack''. Jack Simpson's reluctant Lawn Bowls mentor Stan tells him to stop using his novelty "flipper" bowl (lifted from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlyG5wnW7I0 different sport]]) because it's ineffective and undignified and sadly Simpson has potential despite his utter lack of respect for the game. Simpson phases it out as he improves his game. However, against every advice not to do so, he breaks it out again for the final play of the movie.

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* Subverted in ''Crackerjack''.''Film/{{Crackerjack}}''. Jack Simpson's reluctant Lawn Bowls mentor Stan tells him to stop using his novelty "flipper" bowl (lifted from a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlyG5wnW7I0 different sport]]) because it's ineffective and undignified and sadly Simpson has potential despite his utter lack of respect for the game. Simpson phases it out as he improves his game. However, against every advice not to do so, he breaks it out again for the final play of the movie.
18th Apr '16 3:23:51 AM Tropetastic1995
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** Goku's Kaioken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two could have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user.
** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once with ascended stages beyond the standard grade. Most notable with Gohan's final upgrade in the series: once he attains that, he neither has to nor is even ''able'' to transform into a Super Saiyan anymore. Though he is [[ContinuitySnarl seen in Super Saiyan form]] in works set after ''Z''.

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** Goku's Kaioken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed into a Super Saiyan; WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated that a combination of the two could have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user.
user. [[spoiler: It gets subverted in the long run as Goku learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan Blue form and maintain it, although it's a work in progress and initially has a 90 percent failure rate.]]
** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once with ascended stages beyond the standard grade. Most notable with Gohan's final upgrade in the series: once he attains that, he neither has to nor is even ''able'' to transform into a Super Saiyan anymore. Though he is [[ContinuitySnarl seen in Super Saiyan form]] form in works set after ''Z''.''Z'', due to not keeping up his training and needing the transformation to acces his full potential. Like the Kaio-Ken example above, Goku and Vegeta subvert it in the long run as, after ascending to Godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. The fact their Base form alone surpasses what Goku could do as a Super Saiyan 3 helps as well.
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