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1st May '16 8:46:38 PM Gamermaster
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* Inverted in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire''. The first ArcVillain was a PhysicalGod who was basically invulnerable. The second one was untouchable under normal circumstances, had powerful followers and an army of {{Mook}}s but had no way to harm people by herself. The third one just had an army wielding hammers who only remained a threat because he could dimension hop at will. Their plans however played it straight (seeking power for powers sake -> conquering an entire world -> and causing a Class X-5 apocalypse).
1st May '16 4:53:32 AM erforce
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* Used briefly in the first ''{{Gamera}}'' series. In ''Gamera vs. Gyaos'', Gamera takes the entire film to kill Gyaos. Then, for ''Gamera vs. Guiron'', Guiron is introduced as he's effortlessly killing a Space Gyaos. This wasn't entirely intentional on the filmmaker's part, as they'd originally intended for Space Gyaos' role to be filled by a completely different, new {{kaiju}}--they only reused the Gyaos costume because they couldn't make the new monster in time.

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* Used briefly in the first ''{{Gamera}}'' ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' series. In ''Gamera vs. Gyaos'', ''Film/GameraVsGyaos'', Gamera takes the entire film to kill Gyaos. Then, for ''Gamera vs. Guiron'', ''Film/GameraVsGuiron'', Guiron is introduced as he's effortlessly killing a Space Gyaos. This wasn't entirely intentional on the filmmaker's part, as they'd originally intended for Space Gyaos' role to be filled by a completely different, new {{kaiju}}--they only reused the Gyaos costume because they couldn't make the new monster in time.
19th Apr '16 11:09:01 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' enhances this scale and - [[SignatureStyle as is its custom]] - [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs it]]. [[ContemplateOurNavels As the premise of the show sits atop an existential crisis]], [[BlackAndWhiteMorality what is good and evil]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality is subject]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality to discovery]]; so, rather than idealize the heroes and [[AndThatsBad villainize]] [[VillainAntagonist the villains]], the hostile Angels consecutively lay siege to NERV HQ via ascending methods of potency and cruelty - remembering that menace, rather than strength, is the unit of measure on the Sliding Scale. Basically, the [[VillainOfTheWeek Angels]] assault their opponent pilots in [[TraumaCongaLine increasing increments of traumatic attacks]] that [[DuesAngstMachina perfectly fit the most prominent flaws of each hero at the time of the conflict]]. [[CerebrusSyndrome The latter Angels seamlessly match their psychological attacks]] [[OhCrap with a physical presence that successfully exploits the gap made]] in the [[{{Pride}} AT-Field]] of the [[TheWoobie pilot under attack]]. The final Angel in the TV series - Tabris - marvelously seals the dual-struggle against physical and ethereal enemies by being the strongest Angel in terms of physical affectivity and also the most sympathetic [[spoiler: as Kaworu, thinking for himself, decides that Shinji destroying him is the right outcome of their conflict and so encourages and enables him]]. After Shinji defeats Tabris [[MoralEventHorizon and crosses]] [[ThouShaltNotKill the line]] he [[ResignedToTheCall never intended to cross]], [[DespairEventHorizon the series brings the protagonist to the most dangerous struggle he has faced]]. [[GainaxEnding We are given]] [[EsotericHappyEnding two]] [[BittersweetEnding endings]] in resolution of this struggle, [[WordOfGod though the show's creators insist]] that [[ShrugOfGod whichever ending you pick]] - even both or neither - [[BeYourself is the right ending for you]].
** A special note goes to [[TheMovie The End of Evangelion]], in that [[BigBad the villain]] [[spoiler: - Seele -]] actually intends [[RealityWarper to enable Shinji]] to have that which he [[IRejectYourReality truly wants]] [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins and succeeds]]]]. The movie also produces the series' straightest example of TheDragon in the Mass-Produced EVA Series, who enter a memorable and [[CharacterEstablishingMoment personally-climactic (for her)]] [[DuelToTheDeath battle-to-the-death]] with [[TheLancer Asuka]] [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller and succeed]]]].

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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' enhances this scale and - [[SignatureStyle as is its custom]] - [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs it]]. the scale]]. [[ContemplateOurNavels As the premise of the show sits atop an existential crisis]], [[BlackAndWhiteMorality what is good and evil]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality is subject]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality to discovery]]; so, rather than idealize the heroes and [[AndThatsBad [[AndThatsTerrible villainize]] [[VillainAntagonist the villains]], the hostile Angels consecutively lay siege to NERV HQ via ascending methods of potency and cruelty - remembering that menace, rather than strength, is the unit of measure on the Sliding Scale. Basically, the [[VillainOfTheWeek Angels]] assault their opponent pilots in [[TraumaCongaLine increasing increments of traumatic attacks]] that [[DuesAngstMachina [[DeusAngstMachina perfectly fit the most prominent flaws of each hero at the time of the conflict]]. [[CerebrusSyndrome [[CerebusSyndrome The latter Angels seamlessly match their psychological attacks]] [[OhCrap with a physical presence that successfully exploits the gap made]] in the [[{{Pride}} AT-Field]] of the [[TheWoobie pilot under attack]]. The final Angel in the TV series - Tabris - marvelously seals the dual-struggle against dual-pointed conflict with physical and ethereal enemies by being the strongest Angel in terms of physical affectivity and also the most sympathetic [[spoiler: as Kaworu, thinking for himself, decides that Shinji destroying him is the right outcome of their conflict and so encourages and enables him]]. After Shinji defeats Tabris [[MoralEventHorizon and crosses]] [[ThouShaltNotKill the line]] he [[ResignedToTheCall never intended to cross]], [[DespairEventHorizon the series brings the protagonist to the most dangerous struggle he has faced]]. important moment of his life]]. [[GainaxEnding We are given]] [[EsotericHappyEnding two]] [[BittersweetEnding endings]] in resolution of this struggle, as resolutions, [[WordOfGod though the show's creators insist]] that [[ShrugOfGod whichever ending you pick]] - even both or neither - [[BeYourself is the right ending for you]].
** A special note goes to [[TheMovie ''[[TheMovie The End of Evangelion]], Evangelion]]'', in that [[BigBad the villain]] [[spoiler: - Seele -]] actually intends [[RealityWarper to enable Shinji]] to have that which he [[IRejectYourReality truly wants]] [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins and succeeds]]]]. The movie also produces the series' straightest example of TheDragon in the Mass-Produced EVA Series, who enter a memorable and [[CharacterEstablishingMoment personally-climactic (for her)]] [[DuelToTheDeath battle-to-the-death]] with [[TheLancer Asuka]] [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller and succeed]]]].
19th Apr '16 10:54:57 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' plays with this. [[{{Robeast}} The Angels]] consecutively lay siege to NERV HQ via ascending methods of potency and cruelty, assaulting theieir opponent pilots in increasingly traumatic attacks. The last Angels are way more powerful than the first ones: [[spoiler:[[BrokenAce Asuka]]'s mind [[MindRape gets shattered]], [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] [[TakingYouWithMe gets forced to kill herself]] and the last Angel has the strongest A T Field and gets Shinji emotionally devastated]]. And then in the final movie the Mass-Produced Eva Series come along, and although [[AcePilot Asuka]] [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with them at the beginning]], they are more powerful that the remainder Evas and they [[spoiler:murder her in a horrifyingly gruesome way,]] that in turn succeeded in breaking Shinji down completely when he saw [[spoiler:[[LoveInterest Asuka's]] [[HumongousMecha Unit-02's]] munched remains]].

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' plays with this. [[{{Robeast}} The Angels]] ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' enhances this scale and - [[SignatureStyle as is its custom]] - [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs it]]. [[ContemplateOurNavels As the premise of the show sits atop an existential crisis]], [[BlackAndWhiteMorality what is good and evil]] [[GrayAndGrayMorality is subject]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality to discovery]]; so, rather than idealize the heroes and [[AndThatsBad villainize]] [[VillainAntagonist the villains]], the hostile Angels consecutively lay siege to NERV HQ via ascending methods of potency and cruelty, assaulting theieir cruelty - remembering that menace, rather than strength, is the unit of measure on the Sliding Scale. Basically, the [[VillainOfTheWeek Angels]] assault their opponent pilots in increasingly [[TraumaCongaLine increasing increments of traumatic attacks. attacks]] that [[DuesAngstMachina perfectly fit the most prominent flaws of each hero at the time of the conflict]]. [[CerebrusSyndrome The last latter Angels are way more powerful than seamlessly match their psychological attacks]] [[OhCrap with a physical presence that successfully exploits the first ones: [[spoiler:[[BrokenAce Asuka]]'s mind [[MindRape gets shattered]], [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] [[TakingYouWithMe gets forced to kill herself]] and gap made]] in the last [[{{Pride}} AT-Field]] of the [[TheWoobie pilot under attack]]. The final Angel has in the TV series - Tabris - marvelously seals the dual-struggle against physical and ethereal enemies by being the strongest A T Field Angel in terms of physical affectivity and gets also the most sympathetic [[spoiler: as Kaworu, thinking for himself, decides that Shinji emotionally devastated]]. And then in destroying him is the final right outcome of their conflict and so encourages and enables him]]. After Shinji defeats Tabris [[MoralEventHorizon and crosses]] [[ThouShaltNotKill the line]] he [[ResignedToTheCall never intended to cross]], [[DespairEventHorizon the series brings the protagonist to the most dangerous struggle he has faced]]. [[GainaxEnding We are given]] [[EsotericHappyEnding two]] [[BittersweetEnding endings]] in resolution of this struggle, [[WordOfGod though the show's creators insist]] that [[ShrugOfGod whichever ending you pick]] - even both or neither - [[BeYourself is the right ending for you]].
** A special note goes to [[TheMovie The End of Evangelion]], in that [[BigBad the villain]] [[spoiler: - Seele -]] actually intends [[RealityWarper to enable Shinji]] to have that which he [[IRejectYourReality truly wants]] [[spoiler: [[TheBadGuyWins and succeeds]]]]. The
movie also produces the series' straightest example of TheDragon in the Mass-Produced Eva Series come along, EVA Series, who enter a memorable and although [[AcePilot [[CharacterEstablishingMoment personally-climactic (for her)]] [[DuelToTheDeath battle-to-the-death]] with [[TheLancer Asuka]] [[CurbStompBattle wipes the floor with them at the beginning]], they are more powerful that the remainder Evas [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller and they [[spoiler:murder her in a horrifyingly gruesome way,]] that in turn succeeded in breaking Shinji down completely when he saw [[spoiler:[[LoveInterest Asuka's]] [[HumongousMecha Unit-02's]] munched remains]].succeed]]]].
19th Apr '16 10:01:54 AM Tropetastic1995
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** {{Averted}} in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Beerus is the first enemy the Z-Fighters face and he is so far above their level that Goku is still weaker than him even after training with Whis. Frieza is a threat after coming back to life, training, and gaining an ultimate form that surpasses Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, but he's still weaker than Beerus and would have been no threat at all if Goku and Vegeta worked together. His army is also easily defeated by the Z-Fighters who included Master Roshi and were missing several of their heavy-hitters like [[WrittenInAbsence Buu, Android 18]], and Gotenks only appears for a short time. In the Champa Saga, while there is no villain per say, only Hit on the U6 team poses a threat to Goku and Vegeta in their god forms, and strength-wise he is probably a little above Golden Frieza.

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** {{Averted}} in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Beerus is the first enemy the Z-Fighters face and he is so far above their level that Goku is still weaker than him even after training with Whis. Frieza is a threat after coming back to life, training, and gaining an ultimate form that surpasses Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, but he's still weaker than Beerus and would have been no threat at all if Goku and Vegeta worked together. His army is also easily defeated by the Z-Fighters who included Master Roshi and were missing several of their heavy-hitters like [[WrittenInAbsence Buu, Android 18]], and Gotenks only appears for a short time. In the Champa Saga, while there is no villain per say, only Hit on the U6 team poses a threat to Goku and Vegeta in their god forms, and strength-wise he is probably at best a little above Golden Frieza. Skill-wise, however, he is clearly more dangerous.
18th Apr '16 9:41:31 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'':

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* ''Manga/DragonBall Z'':''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** PlayedStraight for most of the original ''Dragon Ball''. The first major enemy Goku face is Pilaf, who is laughably weak and incompetent. The Red Ribbon Army is more dangerous and powerful with General Blue being their strongest soldier who nearly kills Goku several times, but overall doesn't cause Goku too much trouble. They then hired Mercenary Tao who utterly beats Goku. After that, most of Goku's opponents were either a little weaker than Tao or a little stronger, with only Tien really pushing him. That is until King Piccolo comes, he is stronger than any enemy Goku ever faced and his final son Piccolo Jr is even stronger, closing out the original anime.



** {{Averted}} in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper. Beerus is the first enemy the Z-Figthers face and he is so far above their level that Goku is still weaker than him even after training with Whis. Frieza is a threat after coming back to life, training, and gaining an ultimate form that surpasses Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, but he's still weaker than Beerus and would have been no threat at all if Goku and Vegeta worked together. His army is also easily defeated by the Z-Fighters who included Master Roshi and were missing several of their heavy-hitters like [[WrittenInAbsence Buu, Android 18]], and Gotenks only appears for a short time. In the Champa Saga, while there is no villain per say, only Hit on the U6 team poses a threat to Goku and Vegeta in their god forms, and strength-wise he is probably a little above Golden Frieza.

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** {{Averted}} in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper. ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. Beerus is the first enemy the Z-Figthers Z-Fighters face and he is so far above their level that Goku is still weaker than him even after training with Whis. Frieza is a threat after coming back to life, training, and gaining an ultimate form that surpasses Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, but he's still weaker than Beerus and would have been no threat at all if Goku and Vegeta worked together. His army is also easily defeated by the Z-Fighters who included Master Roshi and were missing several of their heavy-hitters like [[WrittenInAbsence Buu, Android 18]], and Gotenks only appears for a short time. In the Champa Saga, while there is no villain per say, only Hit on the U6 team poses a threat to Goku and Vegeta in their god forms, and strength-wise he is probably a little above Golden Frieza.
18th Apr '16 9:30:54 PM Ramona122003
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** The original gives characters an explicit numerical "Combat Rating". [[note]]A very strong human had a rating of about 100, while the heroes' rating was [[MemeticMutation over 9000]].[[/note]] This held out until the middle of the Frieza arc, when the devices that were used to calculate these combat ratings were destroyed; at this point, the BigBad's [[OneWingedAngel strongest form]] had a rating of around ''120,000,000'', whereas just two months earlier the heroes had been hard-pressed to deal with an opponent nearly seven hundred times weaker (Vegeta, then at 18,000). The plot helps support the progression; Raditz arrived first, and called on a pair of stronger allies; the heroes went after their boss next; the next BigBad was created from said boss's cells, plus those of the powered-up heroes, and so on. The final villain was a mild subversion because, while its final form was not as strong power-wise as some of the other transformations, its unique physiology made it nearly impossible to kill and its nature became far more merciless. If you go back to watch the series again, you soon realize that even the first fight was equally as tough as the last. The numerical concepts of "power levels" were quietly dropped after the Frieza Saga, since the people who used the concept were all dead.

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** The original gives characters an explicit numerical "Combat Rating". [[note]]A very strong human had a rating of about 100, while the heroes' rating was [[MemeticMutation over 9000]].[[/note]] This held out until the middle of the Frieza arc, when the devices that were used to calculate these combat ratings were destroyed; at this point, the BigBad's {{Arc Villain}}'s [[OneWingedAngel strongest form]] had a rating of around ''120,000,000'', whereas just two months earlier the heroes had been hard-pressed to deal with an opponent nearly seven hundred times weaker (Vegeta, then at 18,000). The plot helps support the progression; Raditz arrived first, and called on a pair of stronger allies; the heroes went after their boss next; the next BigBad ArcVillain was created from said boss's cells, plus those of the powered-up heroes, and so on. The final villain was a mild subversion because, while its final form was not as strong power-wise as some of the other transformations, its unique physiology made it nearly impossible to kill and its nature became far more merciless. If you go back to watch the series again, you soon realize that even the first fight was equally as tough as the last. The numerical concepts of "power levels" were quietly dropped after the Frieza Saga, since the people who used the concept were all dead.
18th Apr '16 9:29:28 PM Ramona122003
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** The original gives characters an explicit numerical "Combat Rating". [[note]]A very strong human had a rating of about 100, while the heroes' rating was [[MemeticMutation over 9000]].[[/note]] This held out until the middle of the Frieza arc, when the devices that were used to calculate these combat ratings were destroyed; at this point, the BigBad's [[OneWingedAngel strongest form]] had a rating of around ''120,000,000'', whereas just two months earlier the heroes had been hard-pressed to deal with an opponent nearly seven hundred times weaker (Vegeta, then at 18,000). The plot helps support the progression; Raditz arrived first, and called on a pair of stronger allies; the heroes went after their boss next; the next BigBad was created from said boss's cells, plus those of the powered-up heroes, and so on. The final villain was a mild subversion because, while its final form was considerably weaker than form beforehand, its unique physiology made it nearly impossible to kill and its nature became far more merciless. If you go back to watch the series again, you soon realize that even the first fight was equally as tough as the last. The numerical concepts of "power levels" were quietly dropped after the Frieza saga, as they were starting to get to ridiculously high levels. It seems the hero increases in power just enough to get beaten by the next big bad. While there are episodes where Goku casually dispatches villains who fought toe-to-toe with him ''in his youth'', these are naturally filler.
** Starting from Frieza and continuing onward, each BigBad was the most powerful and dangerous being in the universe, even more so than the previous most powerful and dangerous being in the universe. This was justified by the later Big Bads being artificially created, and not actually existing (either not created yet or [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]) at the time Frieza was named as the most powerful.
** Subverted in the special ''Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!'', in which an alien menace arrives and is easily defeated, because it arrived a bit too late in the chronology, and everyone was so enormously powerful that it really didn't ever have a chance at all.
*** Specifically, the two villains are noted to be as powerful as Frieza. Goku remarks that it should be a good match for the ''kids''.
** Subverted in ''Dragon Ball GT'', where the new BigBad turned out to be pathetically weak, but had the ability to possess the bodies of the various insanely superpowered supporting characters surrounding the hero in order to increase its strength.
*** It is later played this straight [[spoiler: after possessing Vegeta]] where he becomes much stronger than a Super Saiyian 3 Goku, and a Super Saiyan 4 was needed to defeat him. The next BigBad was Super 17, who forced Goku to go all out, and the final BigBad, [[MadeOfEvil Omega]] [[AllYourPowersCombined Shenron]] was much stronger than Super Saiyian 4 Goku on his own. It took a fusion and a universal Spirit Bomb to take him down, making him the strongest if you include him in the canon.
** Beers from ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' which is viewed as canon is even higher in power than any villain in the canon, being an official "God of Destruction" for his universe and is [[TheDreaded feared by all the gods in the universe]]. He also curb stomped Super Saiyan 3 Goku without trying [[spoiler: even the Super Saiyan God State, officially the strongest Super Saiyan state]] only forced him to go to 70% of his power and Goku still lost. That's right, Goku famous for always winning, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter was outmatched by someone will always be better than him]][[spoiler:.... maybe]].
*** Here's the real kicker, [[spoiler: his assistant Whis is actually much stronger than even he is]] and not only that there's the fact that there's eleven other universe's Gods of Destruction [[SerialEscalation are likely even stronger than Beers]].
** This trope is actually [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF, in that the main antagonist of the movie is once again Frieza. However, this time Frieza ''DIDN'T'' [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind forget to level grind]] and instead "decided to train for the first time in his life". The results are...dramatic.
** The trope gets played with in Anime/DragonBallSuper, where Beerus, the first villain fought, is so overwhelmingly above the protagonists' level the later villains (Golden Frieza, Champa's fighters) are simply closer to Beerus' level, rather than stronger.

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** The original gives characters an explicit numerical "Combat Rating". [[note]]A very strong human had a rating of about 100, while the heroes' rating was [[MemeticMutation over 9000]].[[/note]] This held out until the middle of the Frieza arc, when the devices that were used to calculate these combat ratings were destroyed; at this point, the BigBad's [[OneWingedAngel strongest form]] had a rating of around ''120,000,000'', whereas just two months earlier the heroes had been hard-pressed to deal with an opponent nearly seven hundred times weaker (Vegeta, then at 18,000). The plot helps support the progression; Raditz arrived first, and called on a pair of stronger allies; the heroes went after their boss next; the next BigBad was created from said boss's cells, plus those of the powered-up heroes, and so on. The final villain was a mild subversion because, while its final form was considerably weaker than form beforehand, not as strong power-wise as some of the other transformations, its unique physiology made it nearly impossible to kill and its nature became far more merciless. If you go back to watch the series again, you soon realize that even the first fight was equally as tough as the last. The numerical concepts of "power levels" were quietly dropped after the Frieza saga, as they Saga, since the people who used the concept were starting to get to ridiculously high levels. It seems the hero increases in power just enough to get beaten by the next big bad. While there are episodes where Goku casually dispatches villains who fought toe-to-toe with him ''in his youth'', these are naturally filler.
all dead.
** Starting from Frieza and continuing onward, each BigBad ArcVillain was the most powerful and dangerous being in the universe, even more so than the previous most powerful and dangerous being in the universe. This was justified by the later Big Bads ArcVillain being artificially created, created and not actually existing (either not created yet or [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]]) at the time Frieza was named as the most powerful.
powerful, or was [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] so long ago that people forgot the being even existed outside of one of the {{Top God}}s.
** Subverted in the special ''Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!'', in which an alien menace arrives and is easily defeated, because it arrived a bit too late in the chronology, and everyone was so enormously powerful that it really didn't ever have a chance at all.
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all. Specifically, the two villains are noted to be as powerful as Frieza. Goku remarks that it should be a good match for the ''kids''.
** Subverted in ''Dragon Ball GT'', where the new BigBad first ArcVillain turned out to be pathetically weak, but had the ability to possess the bodies of the various insanely superpowered supporting characters surrounding the hero in order to increase its strength.
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strength. It is later played this straight [[spoiler: after possessing Vegeta]] where he becomes much stronger than a Super Saiyian 3 Goku, and a Super Saiyan 4 was needed to defeat him. The next BigBad ArcVillain was Super 17, who forced Goku to go all out, and the final BigBad, [[MadeOfEvil Omega]] [[AllYourPowersCombined Shenron]] was much stronger than Super Saiyian 4 Goku on his own. It took a fusion and a universal an Universal Spirit Bomb to take him down, making him the strongest if you include him in the canon.
** Beers Beerus from ''[[Anime/DragonballZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' which is viewed as canon is even higher in power than any villain in the canon, being an official "God of Destruction" for his universe and is [[TheDreaded feared by all the gods in the universe]]. He also curb stomped Super Saiyan 3 Goku without trying and [[spoiler: even the Super Saiyan God State, form, officially the strongest Super Saiyan state]] state,]] only forced him to go to 70% of his power and Goku still lost. That's right, Goku famous for almost always winning, [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter was outmatched by someone will always be better than him]][[spoiler:.... maybe]].
*** Here's
maybe]]. And the real kicker, [[spoiler: his assistant Whis is actually much stronger than even he is]] him]] and not only that there's the fact that there's there are eleven other universe's Gods of Destruction who could be [[SerialEscalation are likely even stronger than Beers]].
Beerus]].
** This trope is actually [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF, ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', in that the main antagonist of the movie is once again Frieza. However, this time Frieza ''DIDN'T'' [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind forget to level grind]] and instead "decided to train for the first time in his life". The results are...dramatic.
** The trope gets played with {{Averted}} in Anime/DragonBallSuper, where Beerus, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper. Beerus is the first enemy the Z-Figthers face and he is so far above their level that Goku is still weaker than him even after training with Whis. Frieza is a threat after coming back to life, training, and gaining an ultimate form that surpasses Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, but he's still weaker than Beerus and would have been no threat at all if Goku and Vegeta worked together. His army is also easily defeated by the Z-Fighters who included Master Roshi and were missing several of their heavy-hitters like [[WrittenInAbsence Buu, Android 18]], and Gotenks only appears for a short time. In the Champa Saga, while there is no villain fought, per say, only Hit on the U6 team poses a threat to Goku and Vegeta in their god forms, and strength-wise he is so overwhelmingly probably a little above the protagonists' level the later villains (Golden Frieza, Champa's fighters) are simply closer to Beerus' level, rather than stronger.Golden Frieza.
9th Apr '16 10:51:31 AM Arcana4th
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* ''WebAnimation/RWBY''has one. Season one had Roman Torchwick a suave thief and muggler, that turned out to be working for another villain that shows up in season 2, Cinder Fall and her underlings, Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black, the two first characters to [[spoiler: actually kill someone]] and also Neo, Roman's new assitant who was about to do the same. Season 3, with the series being hit hard by CerberusSyndrome, all villains get an upgrade in villany and murderous intent, killing [[spoiler: Pyrrha and Penny]] through the season and also add Adam Taurus to the mix, a WellIntentionedExtremist who is also a very violent {{Yandere}} for Blake.

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* ''WebAnimation/RWBY''has ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has one. Season one had Roman Torchwick a suave thief and muggler, that turned out to be working for another villain that shows up in season 2, Cinder Fall and her underlings, Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black, the two first characters to [[spoiler: actually kill someone]] and also Neo, Roman's new assitant who was about to do the same. Season 3, with the series being hit hard by CerberusSyndrome, all villains get an upgrade in villany and murderous intent, killing [[spoiler: Pyrrha and Penny]] through the season and also add Adam Taurus to the mix, a WellIntentionedExtremist who is also a very violent {{Yandere}} for Blake.
9th Apr '16 10:50:43 AM Arcana4th
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* ''WebAnimation/RWBY''has one. Season one had Roman Torchwick a suave thief and muggler, that turned out to be working for another villain that shows up in season 2, Cinder Fall and her underlings, Emerald Sustrai and Mercury Black, the two first characters to [[spoiler: actually kill someone]] and also Neo, Roman's new assitant who was about to do the same. Season 3, with the series being hit hard by CerberusSyndrome, all villains get an upgrade in villany and murderous intent, killing [[spoiler: Pyrrha and Penny]] through the season and also add Adam Taurus to the mix, a WellIntentionedExtremist who is also a very violent {{Yandere}} for Blake.
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