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20th Sep '17 1:42:33 AM Kadorhal
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** Strangely averted when the [=StealthGao=] II is introduced: the space-capable replacement for StealthGao also upgrades his Broken Magnum to Broken Phantom and the Protect Shade to Protect Wall. Both are shown to be ridiculously more powerful then the original versions (able to pierce armor and in one case ''punching a moon to bits''). But, for no explained reason [=GaoGaiGar=] still uses the original [=StealthGao=] when not in space, until FINAL.
*** The second part is addressed in FINAL. [=StealthGao=] II actually makes GGG's attacks ''too'' powerful, and Guy couldn't believe that Repli-Mamoru would summon it in the middle of a city, because of how much collateral damage it could cause.

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** Strangely averted when the [=StealthGao=] II is introduced: the space-capable replacement for StealthGao [=StealthGao=] also upgrades his Broken Magnum to Broken Phantom and the Protect Shade to Protect Wall. Both are shown to be ridiculously more powerful then the original versions (able to pierce armor and in one case ''punching a moon to bits''). But, for no explained reason [=GaoGaiGar=] still uses the original [=StealthGao=] when not in space, until FINAL.
*** The second part is addressed in FINAL.''FINAL''. [=StealthGao=] II actually makes GGG's attacks ''too'' powerful, and Guy couldn't believe that Repli-Mamoru would summon it in the middle of a city, because of how much collateral damage it could cause. Even without that issue, there's also the use of physical Phantom Rings to boost [=GaoGaiGar=]'s abilities, which makes Broken Phantom take much longer to execute, and can also be destroyed to render them unusable, until the upgrade to [=GaoFighGar=] in ''FINAL'', which uses non-physical Program Rings that boost its abilities without affecting the time taken to actually use them.



* Kazuma, the main character of ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' wins the first season breadbaking {{tournament|Arc}} in part by baking a loaf of bread so good that biting into it literally sends the judges souls' to heaven (which is populated by scantily dressed bunny-women). By the end of the second season this bread is dismissed as being woefully below the level of the current tournament. Fortunately, he quickly crafts a bread so perfect that a single bite re-writes history and brings the Judge's long lost parents back to life (allowing him to win narrowly).

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* Kazuma, the main character of ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' wins the first season breadbaking {{tournament|Arc}} in part by baking a loaf of bread so good that biting into it literally sends the judges souls' judges' souls to heaven (which is populated by scantily dressed bunny-women). By the end of the second season this bread is dismissed as being woefully below the level of the current tournament. Fortunately, he quickly crafts a bread so perfect that a single bite re-writes history and brings the Judge's long lost parents back to life (allowing him to win narrowly).- '''narrowly''').



** Somewhat zig-zagged with Shikamaru - whose one trick was shadow jutsu. What he lacks in power, he makes up for with [[WeakButSkilled cunning]] - as all of his fights, even against ''Hidan'' (an Akatsuki member - the new standard for badass in Shippuden) revolve around him using his shadow jutsu in clever ways to beat opponents.

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** Somewhat zig-zagged with Shikamaru - Shikamaru, whose one trick was shadow jutsu. What he lacks in power, he makes up for with [[WeakButSkilled cunning]] - as all of his fights, even against ''Hidan'' (an Akatsuki member - the new standard for badass in Shippuden) revolve around him using his shadow jutsu in clever ways to beat opponents.
5th Sep '17 2:24:09 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Before the 1.3 update, one could get through the majority of Hardmode with the [[GameBreaker Vampire Knives or Spectre Armor]], thanks to their LifeDrain abilities. Then the 1.3 update came, and these weapons/equipment hit a brick wall against [[spoiler:the Moon Lord]], who gives the player a debuff that makes all LifeDrain effects useless against it. Although there are a few ways to avoid it's tentacle which blocks your LifeDrain abilities if it touches you, [[DownplayedTrope so it isn't completely useless.]]
24th Aug '17 5:46:06 PM RyzeGuy
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** Lampshaded in the Espada arc:
-->'''Greenjow:''' You use your [[SuperSpeed Bankai]] and all it gives you is [[OhCrap average]] speed?
23rd Aug '17 1:50:25 PM Tropetastic1995
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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, and nearly all of them have access to ascended stages beyond the standard grade. By the time ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' rolls around, there's only one living character with Saiyan blood that hasn't learned to transform into a Super Saiyan, and she's an infant. 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 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 access his full potential. Like the [[spoiler: Kaio-Ken]], Goku and Vegeta subvert this. After ascending to godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. They can also merge their Super Saiyan forms with their god powers, creating a Super Saiyan Blue, which is basically a more powerful and stable version of Super Saiyan God. ''Super'' later justifies the lack of uniqueness when Cabba, a Saiyan from Universe 6, is teaching Caulifla how to transform into a Super Saiyan by revealing that [[spoiler:transforming into a Super Saiyan isn't some odd requirement of having a pure heart and righteous rage, but by condensing all of your ki into a spot on your back where the heart and lungs are.]]

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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, and nearly all of them have access to ascended stages beyond the standard grade. By the time ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' rolls around, there's only one living character with Saiyan blood that hasn't learned to transform into a Super Saiyan, and she's an infant. 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 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 access his full potential. Like the [[spoiler: Kaio-Ken]], Goku and Vegeta subvert this. After ascending to godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. They can also merge their Super Saiyan forms with their god powers, creating a Super Saiyan Blue, which is basically a more powerful and stable version of Super Saiyan God. ''Super'' later justifies the lack of uniqueness when Cabba, a Saiyan from Universe 6, is teaching Caulifla how to transform into a Super Saiyan by revealing that [[spoiler:transforming into a Super Saiyan isn't some odd requirement of having a pure heart and righteous rage, but by condensing all of your ki into a spot on your back where the heart and lungs are.]]]] This may only apply to the more evolved Universe 6 Saiyans, however.
14th Aug '17 5:03:57 PM TheOrbOfConfusion
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' uses this as the game's EstablishingCharacterMoment. The first boss, and essentially the first enemy that the player's required to give any attention to, is ''[[HumongousMecha Metal Gear RAY]]'', which Raiden coolly dispatches with a run-of-the-mill HF blade and a low-performance body. The boss fight after that, which is scripted to ensure the player cannot win, serves to establish cyborgs as much more threatening than any Metal Gear.
21st Jul '17 8:38:51 PM Kadorhal
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* A similar occurrence took place in the 3rd ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' film. Their new coach went as far as to comment on how their "their little duck tricks" (the knuckle-puck, the flying V, etc.) won't work anymore. It's especially sad considering how cherished these "little tricks" were for the trilogy's legacy. Strangely, this lesson was learned immediately following a game in which the Ducks' tricks DID work—giving them an absurd offensive output (nine goals in a hockey game?). Except that after they scored those nine goals, the other team caught onto the tricks and rendered them ineffective, then took advantage of the Ducks' lackluster defense to score nine goals themselves, ending the game in a tie. So their new coach was fully justified in telling them they can't rely on the tricks.

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* A similar occurrence took place in the 3rd third ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' film. Their new coach went as far as to comment on how their "their little duck tricks" (the knuckle-puck, the flying V, etc.) won't work anymore. It's especially sad considering how cherished these "little tricks" were for the trilogy's legacy. Strangely, this lesson was learned immediately following a game in which the Ducks' tricks DID work—giving work - giving them an absurd offensive output (nine goals in a hockey game?). Except that after they scored those nine goals, game?) - until the other team caught onto the tricks them and rendered them ineffective, then took advantage of the Ducks' lackluster defense to score nine goals themselves, ending the game in a tie. So their new coach was fully justified in telling them they can't rely on the tricks.



** In the recent books the Solarian League, having become complacent in the 500-odd years that no one could even ''imagine'' fighting it, sailed headlong into the results of the two decades of the LensmanArmsRace described above. As of ''Storm From The Shadows'' [[ThisCannotBe they are largely still in denial]] about it, despite [[CurbStompBattle losing a couple of dozen fleets of various sizes with almost no losses]] to the Grand Alliance forces.

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** In the more recent books the Solarian League, having become complacent in the 500-odd years that no one could even ''imagine'' fighting it, sailed headlong into the results of the two decades of the LensmanArmsRace described above. As of ''Storm From The Shadows'' [[ThisCannotBe they are largely still in denial]] about it, despite [[CurbStompBattle losing a couple of dozen fleets of various sizes with almost no losses]] to the Grand Alliance forces.
21st Jul '17 6:12:13 PM Kadorhal
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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. Although, Piccolo still trains with weighted cloths and takes them off when he's serious.
** Goku's Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season, and his transformation into a Super Saiyan had all but obsoleted Kaio-Ken. WordOfGod said that a combination of the two have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user, and Goku was able to use it only during a filler arc and [[ItMakesSenseInContext was in a tournament after he died (again)]], and he even comments he can only do it now that he was dead. Namely, combining the Kaio-Ken with a Super Saiyan is suicidal the Super Saiyan transformation is stressful on the body, and Kaio-Ken is potentially ''very'' stressful, and the combination of both can burn out the body of even a [[SuperWeight Level 5 or 6 Super Weight]]. [[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]].
** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once, and nearly all of them have access to ascended stages beyond the standard grade. By the time Dragon Ball Super rolls around, there's only one living character with Saiyan blood that hasn't learned to transform into a Super Saiyan, and she's an infant. 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 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 access his full potential. Like the [[spoiler: Kaio-Ken]], Goku and Vegeta subverts this. After ascending to godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. They can also merge their Super Saiyan forms with their god powers, creating a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, which is basically a more powerful and stable version of Super Saiyan God. ''Super'' later justifies the lack of uniqueness when Cabba, a Saiyan from Universe 6, is teaching Caulifla how to transform into a Super Saiyan by revealing that [[spoiler:transforming into a Super Saiyan isn't some odd requirement of having a pure heart and righteous rage, but by condensing all of your ki into a spot on your back where the heart and lungs are.]]

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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. Although, Piccolo still trains with weighted cloths clothes and takes them off when he's serious.
** Goku's Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season, and his transformation into a Super Saiyan had all but obsoleted Kaio-Ken. WordOfGod said that a combination of the two have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user, and Goku was able to use it only during a filler arc and [[ItMakesSenseInContext was in a tournament after he died (again)]], and he even comments he can only do it now that he was dead. Namely, combining the Kaio-Ken with a Super Saiyan is suicidal user: the Super Saiyan transformation is already stressful on the body, and Kaio-Ken is potentially ''very'' stressful, and significantly moreso, enough that so the combination of both can would quickly burn out the body of even a [[SuperWeight Level 5 or 6 Super Weight]]. [[spoiler: However, body; Goku only manages to successfully combine the two in a filler arc where he's already dead and immune to the negative effects. [[spoiler:However, he later learns to combine the Kaio-Ken with his Super Saiyan God Blue form (i.e. going Super Saiyan form [[UpToEleven as a Super Saiyan God]]), 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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** The Super Saiyan transformation itself goes from [[TheChosenOne legendary and exclusive]] to being shared by a handful of individuals at once, and nearly all of them have access to ascended stages beyond the standard grade. By the time Dragon Ball Super ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' rolls around, there's only one living character with Saiyan blood that hasn't learned to transform into a Super Saiyan, and she's an infant. 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 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 access his full potential. Like the [[spoiler: Kaio-Ken]], Goku and Vegeta subverts subvert this. After ascending to godhood, they perfect their Super Saiyan forms and no longer need Super Saiyan 2 or 3. They can also merge their Super Saiyan forms with their god powers, creating a Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, Blue, which is basically a more powerful and stable version of Super Saiyan God. ''Super'' later justifies the lack of uniqueness when Cabba, a Saiyan from Universe 6, is teaching Caulifla how to transform into a Super Saiyan by revealing that [[spoiler:transforming into a Super Saiyan isn't some odd requirement of having a pure heart and righteous rage, but by condensing all of your ki into a spot on your back where the heart and lungs are.]]



** Interestingly the Kamehameha only gets stronger as the show goes on despite being the first energy technique used. It gets stronger as Goku's Ki rises and although he's eventually it gets so high he's able to just toss raw energy around without needing to perform the specific focus and release technique, doing it anyway still creates a stronger blast that if he didn't making it Goku's go to energy attack.

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** Interestingly Interestingly, the Kamehameha only gets stronger as the show goes on despite being the first energy technique used. It gets stronger as Goku's Ki rises and although he's eventually it gets so high he's able to just toss raw energy around without needing to perform the specific focus and release technique, doing it anyway still creates a stronger blast that than if he didn't making didn't, and it's still a lot faster than even more powerful techniques like the Spirit Bomb, letting it remain as Goku's go to go-to energy attack.
18th Jul '17 8:39:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Byakuya:''' But it's as if he won't use it. Meaning [[GenreSavvy for now]], his best weapon is Kongousouha.

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'''Byakuya:''' But it's as if he won't use it. Meaning [[GenreSavvy for now]], now, his best weapon is Kongousouha.



** Somewhere between ''Sinnoh League Victors'' and ''Best Wishes'', the Team Rocket trio decided their old ButtMonkey status was So Last Season and returned in the new series having [[TookALevelInBadass taken several levels in Badass]] to become so strong Jessie on her own beat the ever-loving crap out of Ash and his new partner's Pokémon using her newly obtained Woobat. They even become so GenreSavvy they haven't blasted off since the beginning of the season. [[StatusQuoIsGod It unfortunately didn't last]] into ''XY''.

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** Somewhere between ''Sinnoh League Victors'' and ''Best Wishes'', the Team Rocket trio decided their old ButtMonkey status was So Last Season and returned in the new series having [[TookALevelInBadass taken several levels in Badass]] to become so strong Jessie on her own beat the ever-loving crap out of Ash and his new partner's Pokémon using her newly obtained Woobat. They even become so GenreSavvy they haven't blasted off since the beginning of the season. [[StatusQuoIsGod It unfortunately didn't last]] into ''XY''.
6th Jul '17 1:34:51 PM NESBoy
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', the Squid Sisters, Callie and Marie, are a popular IdolSinger duo among the Inklings. In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', however, two-years had passed in-universe, and a new idol duo mamed "Off the Hook" (consisting of Pearl and Marina) have taken their place, complete with the same privileges the Squid Sisters once had.
-->'''Marie:''' ''(when her introduction fails to get a response from Agent 4)'' You've never heard of me? For eel?
3rd Jul '17 12:01:25 PM Divra
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* Speaking of the KatanasOfTheRisingSun... the Arisaka Type 99 is a good candidate for the best bolt-action rifle ever built, and the design was in many ways revolutionary (among other things, it was the first rifle to have chromed internals). However, it was still a bolt-action rifle at a time when the opposition was increasingly (or exclusively) using semi-automatics (the M1 Garand and SVT-40, respectively). The Arisaka served well as a sniper rifle, but as a battle rifle its time was over before it began.
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