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20th May '17 4:21:31 AM flamemario12
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** Starly in the 4th gen games. It starts off looking like it'll just be like the earlier gen flying Mons (only to be used to fly around after a while), but it eventually evolves into Staraptor, a Mon that is very useful into the postgame, and even in the competitive scene.
** Generally speaking, each new generation will shake up the metagame and knock various old favourites off their perches and down a tier. Mega Evolution's introduction completely reshaped the metagame, causing many Pokemon to just not be used in their base forms. (If you see a Kangaskhan, assume she's going to be a Mega Kangaskhan by the end of her first turn on the field.) And then there's Mega Rayquaza, which singlehandedly destroyed the entire Ubers tier and had to have an ''entire new tier'' created for it just to keep things balanced.
** To an extent [[Videogame/PokemonXAndY Gen 6]] did this to Dragons. Before, every team had to have a powerful dragon to [[TakesOneToKillOne counter other dragons]]. The introduction of Fairy type, which is not only super effective against Dragon but immune to it's attacks, massively [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] their power. As a result, [[Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hydreigon]] went from having no true counters to being knocked down to the Underused tier and [[Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon Kommo-o]] was regulated to ''Rarely-used''.

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** Starly in the 4th gen games. It starts off looking like it'll just be like the earlier gen flying Mons (only to be used to fly around after a while), but it eventually evolves into Staraptor, a Mon Pokemon that is very useful into the postgame, and even in the competitive scene.
** Generally speaking, each new generation will shake up the metagame and knock various old favourites off their perches and down a tier. Mega Evolution's introduction completely reshaped the metagame, causing many Pokemon to just not be used in their base forms. (If you see a Kangaskhan, assume she's going to be a Mega Kangaskhan by the end of her first turn on the field.) And then there's Mega Rayquaza, which singlehandedly destroyed the entire Ubers tier and had to have an ''entire new tier'' created for it just to keep things balanced.
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** To an extent [[Videogame/PokemonXAndY Gen 6]] did this to Dragons. Before, every team had to have a powerful dragon to [[TakesOneToKillOne counter other dragons]]. The introduction of Fairy type, only Dragon-type and Ice-type attacks are super effective against it while Steel-type resists Dragon-type attacks. Fairy-type, which is introduced in this genration, is not only super effective against Dragon Dragon-type but immune to it's attacks, massively [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] their power. As a result, [[Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hydreigon]] went from having no true counters to being knocked down to the Underused tier and [[Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon Kommo-o]] was regulated to ''Rarely-used''.it.
8th May '17 11:34:40 AM TheSinful
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** To an extent [[Videogame/PokemonXAndY Gen 6]] did this to Dragons. Before, every team had to have a powerful dragon to [[TakesOneToKillOne counter other dragons]]. The introduction of Fairy type, which is not only super effective against Dragon but immune to it's attacks, massively [[{{Nerf}} nerfed]] their power. As a result, [[Videogame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Hydreigon]] went from having no true counters to being knocked down to the Underused tier and [[Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon Kommo-o]] was regulated to ''Rarely-used''.
30th Apr '17 11:53:39 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', the Riders face the insanely powerful Weather Dopant, who keeps having the upper hand on them, until they gained new forms, capable of defeating the villain.

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* ** ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'': The police-made G3 battlesuit was made to fight the Grongi who battled [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Unidentified Lifeform #4]], but finds itself outmatched against the Overlords (who, [[AllThereInTheManual according to the backstory]], are the Grongis' arch-enemies). Later on the series it gets upgraded into the G3-X and does better against the Overlords.
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In ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', the Riders face the insanely powerful Weather Dopant, who keeps having the upper hand on them, until they gained new forms, capable of defeating the villain.
13th Feb '17 3:24:23 PM Jhamin
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* This could count for ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', since Aang can handle himself well against firebenders with only airbending and waterbending in the first season, but he needs to acquire new bending techniques in later seasons in order to defeat the enemies in those seasons, since air and water alone won't cut it. This is a good example of it going hand-in-hand with the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, with his first season opponents mostly being [[AntiVillain Zuko]], [[SmugSnake Zhao]], and mooks. Starting in season two he got to deal with [[MagnificentBastard Princess]] [[HeroKiller Azula]], [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]], [[EliteMooks the Dai Li]], and other more powerful foes. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' averts this, more or less, by having Korra unable to enter the uber-GameBreaker Avatar state for various reasons until the finale instead of increasingly stronger foes.

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* This could count for ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', since Aang can handle himself well against firebenders with only airbending and waterbending in the first season, but he needs to acquire new bending techniques in later seasons in order to defeat the enemies in those seasons, since air and water alone won't cut it. This is a good example of it going hand-in-hand with the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil, with his first season opponents mostly being [[AntiVillain Zuko]], [[SmugSnake Zhao]], and mooks. Starting in season two he got to deal with [[MagnificentBastard Princess]] [[HeroKiller Azula]], [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]], [[EliteMooks the Dai Li]], and other more powerful foes. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' averts this,
**''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has
more or less, by having Korra unable to enter straight examples as rare hidden techniques from the uber-GameBreaker Avatar state for various reasons until first series that were shrouded in myth and restricted to a handful of hidden masters are now commonly known to exist and often are performed by common folk.
*** Lighting-casting was restricted to
the finale instead greatest Firebending Masters (we only see the Fire Nation royal family perform it) in the first series, but in the second series street-rats like Mako know how. It is common enough that getting a job at the power plant casting lighting into the lines is a normal job.
*** Blood-Bending was so rare in the first series that it's only known practitioners were it's inventor and Katara. We see in flashbacks that when a criminal is accused
of increasingly stronger foes.it the question isn't how he came to know it, but how he can do it without [[HourOfPower a full moon]]
*** Metal-Bending is invented during the run of the first series and is only known to it's creator, by the second series every beat-cop in Republic city knows the technique.
*** Where exactly Chi-Blocking comes from isn't explored during The Last Airbender, but we only see one practitioner. Worldly bending masters have never heard of it. By TheLegendOfKorra Amon's rebellion is able to field whole teams of Chi-Blockers with no real explanation.
30th Jan '17 10:00:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The power bomb has been considered an outdated move ever since the retirement of its creator, Wrestling/LouThesz. A kneeling, sit down, sit out, falling, turning, sideswipe, double, triple, turnbuckle, popup or whatever other variation you can think of is just fine but a regular old gut kick-grab-lift-drop power bomb is rare even with a NameOfPower and usually restricted to use by only [[PrejudicedForPecs exceptionally large wrestlers]].

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* The power bomb has been considered an outdated move ever since the retirement of its creator, Wrestling/LouThesz. A kneeling, sit down, sit out, falling, turning, sideswipe, running, double, triple, turnbuckle, popup or whatever other variation you can think of is just fine but a regular old gut kick-grab-lift-drop power bomb is rare even with a NameOfPower and usually restricted to use by only [[PrejudicedForPecs exceptionally large wrestlers]].



* The lotus stretch/knee spreader due to an arm proximity weakness that made it fall out of for the double toed leg lock.
* The DDT whose "[[ThrowItIn creation]]" is widely credited to Wrestling/JakeRoberts and less often to Wrestling/RickRude was once one of the most popular finishers and considered one of the most devastating after the former used it to legitimately knock Wrestling/RickySteamboat unconscious. As Robert's career wound down though, it became the new power bomb.
* This was one of the chief criticism of 1990s Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. While it was among their most successful periods ever, finishing moves once thought spectacular were often brushed off by the top star, necessitating in an increasingly amount of head drops. Wrestling/DragonGate can be considered their {{spiritual successor}} in this regard.

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* The lotus stretch/knee spreader due to an arm proximity weakness that made it fall out of for the double toed leg lock.
lock. [[RussianReversal It's inverse]], lotus lock/leg nelson, enjoyed a much longer shelf life among wrestlers with both the flexibility and leg strength to pull it off.
* The DDT DDT, whose "[[ThrowItIn creation]]" is widely credited to Wrestling/JakeRoberts and less often to Wrestling/RickRude Wrestling/RickRude, was once one of the most popular finishers and considered one of the most devastating after the former used it to legitimately knock Wrestling/RickySteamboat unconscious. As Robert's career wound down though, it became the new power bomb.
* This was one of the chief criticism criticisms of 1990s Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. While it was among their most successful periods ever, finishing moves once thought spectacular were often brushed off by the top star, necessitating in an increasingly amount of head drops. Wrestling/DragonGate can be considered their {{spiritual successor}} in this regard.
27th Jan '17 11:06:35 PM AJSthe2nd
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** 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.
14th Jan '17 11:26:05 PM Daikun
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** Subverted with the Flying Nimbus. Even though they can fly at breakneck speeds and don't really need it anymore, Goku and his family continue to use it.
30th Dec '16 11:08:57 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886818/5/Inheritance Inheritance]]'', Turles shows up to help King Cold and his army conquer Earth, though for his own reasons. However, while Turles was a formidable villain in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight Tree Of Might]]'', he's showing up after the Namek Saga, which means even the weakest Z Fighters have power levels over 100,000. Notably, it's ''Gohan'' who defeats him and wins easily even after Turles ate the fruit from the Tree of Might and grew several times stronger.
29th Dec '16 4:27:10 AM Yozzy
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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]].
** 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 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 [[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 merged 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.

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** Goku's Kaio-Ken technique is almost never seen used by him after the first season when he first transformed season, and his transformation into a Super Saiyan; Saiyan had all but obsoleted Kaio-Ken. WordOfGod and a filler episode demonstrated said that a combination of the two have {{deadly|Upgrade}} consequences for the user. 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 since the Kaio-Ken is a stressful technique and Super Saiyan transformation is stressful enough 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 with once, and nearly all of them have access to ascended stages beyond the standard grade.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 acces 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 merged 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.
26th Dec '16 5:02:05 AM cricri3007
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** Even more baffling when, in the [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt third game]] you can get the silver sword back from the same person who gave in to you in the first game, and it proves [[InfinityPlusOneSword hilariously overpowered]].
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