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10th Feb '17 6:51:26 PM bt8257
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The SuperTrope to InvincibilityPowerUp, LimitBreak, SuperpoweredEvilSide, DeadlyUpgrade, and often regarded as a OneWingedAngel act for heroes. Related to superpowered {{Animorphism}} and occasionally SuperEmpowering. TurnsRed is the bad guy version of this. A PowerUpFullColorChange, a GoldenSuperMode, and the StandardPowerUpPose may be its visual indicators. A FusionDance sometimes results in this trope. When used by characters with MultiformBalance, expect the SuperMode to be either AllYourPowersCombined or LightningBruiser.

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The SuperTrope to InvincibilityPowerUp, LimitBreak, SuperpoweredEvilSide, DeadlyUpgrade, and often regarded as a OneWingedAngel act for heroes. Related to superpowered {{Animorphism}} and occasionally SuperEmpowering. TurnsRed is the bad guy version of this. A PowerUpFullColorChange, a GoldenSuperMode, and the StandardPowerUpPose may be its visual indicators. A FusionDance sometimes results in this trope. When used by characters with MultiformBalance, expect the SuperMode to be is either AllYourPowersCombined or LightningBruiser.
9th Feb '17 3:31:45 PM infernape612
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The SuperTrope to InvincibilityPowerUp, LimitBreak, SuperpoweredEvilSide, DeadlyUpgrade, and often regarded as a OneWingedAngel act for heroes. Related to superpowered {{Animorphism}} and occasionally SuperEmpowering. TurnedRed is the bad guy version of this. A PowerUpFullColorChange, a GoldenSuperMode, and the StandardPowerUpPose may be its visual indicators. A FusionDance sometimes results in this trope. When used by characters with MultiformBalance, expect the SuperMode to be either AllYourPowersCombined or LightningBruiser.

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The SuperTrope to InvincibilityPowerUp, LimitBreak, SuperpoweredEvilSide, DeadlyUpgrade, and often regarded as a OneWingedAngel act for heroes. Related to superpowered {{Animorphism}} and occasionally SuperEmpowering. TurnedRed TurnsRed is the bad guy version of this. A PowerUpFullColorChange, a GoldenSuperMode, and the StandardPowerUpPose may be its visual indicators. A FusionDance sometimes results in this trope. When used by characters with MultiformBalance, expect the SuperMode to be either AllYourPowersCombined or LightningBruiser.
27th Jan '17 11:35:50 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several games in the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series have Hyper mode, the effects of which vary from game to game:
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' gives you more firepower and causes your hit chain to skyrocket when hitting enemies; moreover you can stock up multiple Hyper tokens and their effects will stack when you go into Hyper mode. However it also causes the DynamicDifficulty to increase, with enemies firing faster and denser patterns, with some of those effects persisting even after your Hyper mode ends.
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection''[='=]s Hyper Counter gives you the firepower boost and also allows your shots to cancel bullets, with those cancelled bullets adding to your hit counter. Also, Hyper Counter gets its own button, unlike in ''dai ou jou'' where it's activated with the bomb button (thus preventing you from firing a bomb if you have any Hypers in stock).
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection Black Label'' does mostly the same thing, but without the hit counter increase when cancelling bullets; instead, bullets turn into stars whose point values are multiplied by your current hit coutner.
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Saidaioujou''[='=]s Hyper mode is more akin to ''dai ou jou''[='=]s, multiplying the rate at which your hit counter rises on top of increasing the visible [[DynamicDifficulty Rank]] counter.

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* ''VideoGame/DonPachi'':
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Several games in the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series have Hyper mode, the effects of which vary from game to game:
** *** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' gives you more firepower and causes your hit chain to skyrocket when hitting enemies; moreover you can stock up multiple Hyper tokens and their effects will stack when you go into Hyper mode. However it also causes the DynamicDifficulty to increase, with enemies firing faster and denser patterns, with some of those effects persisting even after your Hyper mode ends.
** *** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection''[='=]s Hyper Counter gives you the firepower boost and also allows your shots to cancel bullets, with those cancelled bullets adding to your hit counter. Also, Hyper Counter gets its own button, unlike in ''dai ou jou'' where it's activated with the bomb button (thus preventing you from firing a bomb if you have any Hypers in stock).
** *** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection Black Label'' does mostly the same thing, but without the hit counter increase when cancelling bullets; instead, bullets turn into stars whose point values are multiplied by your current hit coutner.
** *** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Saidaioujou''[='=]s Hyper mode is more akin to ''dai ou jou''[='=]s, multiplying the rate at which your hit counter rises on top of increasing the visible [[DynamicDifficulty Rank]] counter.counter.
** ''Resurrection Black Label'' flips this trope with Red Mode, which you activate by filling a meter past the threshold marked on the DynamicDifficulty meter by firing both your shot and laser at the same time. Instead of making you powerful, it makes ''the enemies'' more powerful, but in exchange your score multipliers will kick in.
27th Jan '17 11:34:04 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' gives you more firepower and causes your hit chain to skyrocket when hitting enemies; moreover you can stock up multiuple Hyper tokens and their effects will stack when you go into Hyper mode. However it also causes the DynamicDifficulty to increase, with enemies firing faster and denser patterns, with some of those effects persisting even after your Hyper mode ends.

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** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' gives you more firepower and causes your hit chain to skyrocket when hitting enemies; moreover you can stock up multiuple multiple Hyper tokens and their effects will stack when you go into Hyper mode. However it also causes the DynamicDifficulty to increase, with enemies firing faster and denser patterns, with some of those effects persisting even after your Hyper mode ends.



** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Saidaioujou''[='=]s Hyper mode is more akin to ''dai ou jou''[='=]s, on top of increasing the visible [[DynamicDifficulty Rank]] counter.

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** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Saidaioujou''[='=]s Hyper mode is more akin to ''dai ou jou''[='=]s, multiplying the rate at which your hit counter rises on top of increasing the visible [[DynamicDifficulty Rank]] counter.
27th Jan '17 11:33:13 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Several games in the ''VideoGame/DonPachi'' series have Hyper mode, the effects of which vary from game to game:
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] dai ou jou'' gives you more firepower and causes your hit chain to skyrocket when hitting enemies; moreover you can stock up multiuple Hyper tokens and their effects will stack when you go into Hyper mode. However it also causes the DynamicDifficulty to increase, with enemies firing faster and denser patterns, with some of those effects persisting even after your Hyper mode ends.
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection''[='=]s Hyper Counter gives you the firepower boost and also allows your shots to cancel bullets, with those cancelled bullets adding to your hit counter. Also, Hyper Counter gets its own button, unlike in ''dai ou jou'' where it's activated with the bomb button (thus preventing you from firing a bomb if you have any Hypers in stock).
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Resurrection Black Label'' does mostly the same thing, but without the hit counter increase when cancelling bullets; instead, bullets turn into stars whose point values are multiplied by your current hit coutner.
** ''[=DoDonPachi=] Saidaioujou''[='=]s Hyper mode is more akin to ''dai ou jou''[='=]s, on top of increasing the visible [[DynamicDifficulty Rank]] counter.
26th Jan '17 2:01:49 PM Willbyr
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* Hard Drive Divinity in {{Neptunia}}. Typically changes the appearance of the user and her weapon and [[PowerFloats makes her hover]]; in [[GenkiGirl Neptune's]] case, it also changes her voice. In the [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia original game]], HDD lasts indefinitely until the battle ends or the user is incapacitated, while in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 the series reboot]], HDD lasts as long as the user still has Skill Points to spare.

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* Hard Drive Divinity in {{Neptunia}}.''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}''. Typically changes the appearance of the user and her weapon and [[PowerFloats makes her hover]]; in [[GenkiGirl Neptune's]] case, it also changes her voice. In the [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia original game]], HDD lasts indefinitely until the battle ends or the user is incapacitated, while in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 the series reboot]], HDD lasts as long as the user still has Skill Points to spare.
21st Jan '17 2:15:10 AM wootzits
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* The Super Saiyan (and its variants) from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is easily the TropeCodifier; a legendary warrior with an increasingly long mane of blond hair who gains an order of magnitude of power. This is achieved through a cross between strength, a pure (good, evil, determined, etc.) heart, and [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening a]] ''[[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening really]]'' [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening bad day]].

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* ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'': Kinji's "Hysteria Mode", which has certain [[DeusSexMachina trigger conditions]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': For [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]], [[spoiler:transforming into a Titan]] acts as their Super Mode, since they can trigger it at will. [[spoiler:In Episode 25, Eren goes further than this, seemingly having a SuperpoweredEvilSide to his Titan transformation, which is already a pretty amoral transformation.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Rarely, shinigami possess a second release for their power called bankai which enables them to achieve their true potential. Out of more than 6,000 shinigami, less than 30 have reached this level of power and they're all in very high ranking positions, except for a few exiles who used to hold very high ranked positions before their fall from grace. Ichigo is the exception being a substitute shinigami rather than a real one, but he also possesses bankai.
** Shunkou is a technique that fires up the physical body with a massive PowerGlows boost. Only two shinigami have been shown to be able to do this, Soifon and Yoruichi. [[spoiler:Yoruichi's younger brother Yuushirou]], who's currently not a shinigami, can also use it. The each also have an enhanced version that adds elemental powers to the mix. [[BlowYouAway Wind]] (Mukyuu Shunkou) for Soifon, [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] (Shunkou: Raijin Senkei) for Yoruichi and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] (Shukou: Bakuen Musou) for [[spoiler:Yuushirou]].
** Subverted with the Arrancar resureccion. It looks like they enter SuperMode the way shinigami enter bankai, but really they walk around in a sealed form and then release themselves back into their real form for battle. This is double-subverted with Ulquiorra, who has a secret secondary release that other arrancar don't possess, which takes him to a different level to his resureccion.
** Vizards are shinigami who were forced ForScience to suffer a SuperPoweredEvilSide which manifests through the donning of a hollow mask. If they can master the monster within, they gain the ability to access great power, but only for a very short period of time. The lone exception is [[GenkiGirl Mashiro]] who can maintain this form for up to 15 hours. Ichigo was also able to do this for much of the story, and eventually learned how to combine both his SuperMode powers together (bankai and hollow mask) to create something unique.
** Quincies have access to two SuperMode forms. The traditional version is known as Letzt Stil, an almost-lost technique that is found only within the Ishida family. The modern replacement technique is known as Völlstandig. [[spoiler:Letzt Stil leads to a destruction of a Quincy's power after use, whereas Völlstandig doesn't result in this consequence.]]
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** One is Index's John's Pen mode, which more or less allows her to use some of her vast spell knowledge to take out serious threats.
** The second, and more visibly obvious, is [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel awakened espers]]. Both Accelerator and Kakine have reached that point, and both received a boost to their powers. Accelerator managed to do it ''twice'', though.]]
** The third is to be [[spoiler:fused with the MISAKA Network. Both Hyouka Kazakiri and ''Mikoto Misaka'' are forced to fuse against their will, significantly boosting each one's power, including potentially to ''Level 6'' in Mikoto's case (though Hyouka voluntarily does it later on).]]
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': Despite several transformations and fusions, actual Super Modes are fairly rare.
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': The [[StoryBreakerPower Burst Mode]] forms of the partner Digimon at Mega-level.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
**
The Super Saiyan (and its variants) from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is easily the TropeCodifier; a legendary warrior with an increasingly long mane of blond hair who gains an order of magnitude of power. This is achieved through a cross between strength, a pure (good, evil, determined, etc.) heart, and [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening a]] ''[[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening really]]'' [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening bad day]].



* For [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:transforming into a Titan]] acts as their Super Mode, since they can trigger it at will. [[spoiler:In Episode 25, Eren goes further than this, seemingly having a SuperpoweredEvilSide to his Titan transformation, which is already a pretty amoral transformation.]]
* In ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', D-Boy undergoes a procedure which has a fifty percent chance of killing him in order to evolve his powered form into "Blastor Mode." Later, his EvilTwin [[TheDragon Tekkaman Evil]] also acquires a Blastor upgrade.
* Despite several Transformations and Fusions, actual Super Modes are fairly rare in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''. The main examples are the Mode Changes seen in the animes, with the [[StoryBreakerPower Burst Mode]] forms being the best examples as Savers emphasizes those being beyong the Mega level. Digivolution is a lesser and more common form, especially in Fusion.
* Franchise/LyricalNanoha:
** Nanoha's [[CastFromHitPoints Blaster Mode]] and Fate's [[FragileSpeedster Sonic Drive]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Only seen once is Subaru's [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow-eyed]] [[UnstoppableRage berserk-mode.]] She practically lost an arm, and ''didn't notice''.
** Fate's "Overdrive/True Sonic Form", which makes her literally the fastest fighter in the Nanohaverse seen so far.
** ''A's Portable: [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'' has Full Drive modes for everyone, which gives stat boosts, PowerGlows, and allows usage of the LimitBreak.
** ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' features the Reacted forms for the Eclipse Drivers.
* Kazuma's 'Contractor' state from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' falls under this: Lasts for 5 minutes, and leaves him somewhat weakened when it wears off - but with no [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique permanent side-effects]]. While it lasts, his [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes turns bright blue]], and he's basically unstoppable. If they [[RedEyesTakeWarning turn red]], ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide be somewhere else!]]''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Rarely, shinigami possess a second release for their power called bankai which enables them to achieve their true potential. Out of more than 6,000 shinigami, less than 30 have reached this level of power and they're all in very high ranking positions, except for a few exiles who used to hold very high ranked positions before their fall from grace. Ichigo is the exception being a substitute shinigami rather than a real one, but he also possesses bankai.
** Shunkou is a technique that fires up the physical body with a massive PowerGlows boost. Only two shinigami have been shown to be able to do this, Soifon and Yoruichi. [[spoiler:Yoruichi's younger brother Yuushirou]], who's currently not a shinigami, can also use it. The each also have an enhanced version that adds elemental powers to the mix. [[BlowYouAway Wind]] (Mukyuu Shunkou) for Soifon, [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] (Shunkou: Raijin Senkei) for Yoruichi and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] (Shukou: Bakuen Musou) for [[spoiler:Yuushirou]].
** Subverted with the Arrancar resureccion. It looks like they enter SuperMode the way shinigami enter bankai, but really they walk around in a sealed form and then release themselves back into their real form for battle. This is double-subverted with Ulquiorra, who has a secret secondary release that other arrancar don't possess, which takes him to a different level to his resureccion.
** Vizards are shinigami who were forced ForScience to suffer a SuperPoweredEvilSide which manifests through the donning of a hollow mask. If they can master the monster within, they gain the ability to access great power, but only for a very short period of time. The lone exception is [[GenkiGirl Mashiro]] who can maintain this form for up to 15 hours. Ichigo was also able to do this for much of the story, and eventually learned how to combine both his SuperMode powers together (bankai and hollow mask) to create something unique.
** Quincies have access to two SuperMode forms. The traditional version is known as Letzt Stil, an almost-lost technique that is found only within the Ishida family. The modern replacement technique is known as Völlstandig. [[spoiler: Letzt Stil leads to a destruction of a Quincy's power after use, whereas Völlstandig doesn't result in this consequence.]]
* Manga/{{Guyver}} Gigantic. Pronounced "gih-GAN-tic", it's part power-up and part HumongousMecha, as the wielder is about nine feet tall.
** Recently, the main character has attained the ability to transform it into Guyver Gigantic Exceed, which is the size of a skyscraper. Considering the LensmanArmsRace that drives the series, it was only a matter of time.
* Hyper Mode in ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer''. In the manga, it's the result of Kaede's tinkering with her Angel, but in the anime, all the first-run Angels have the ability.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'''s Cyborg Guy has an ability explicitly named "Hyper Mode", which hugely enhances his strength and speed for three minutes. It's unknown whether he has the same ability as an Evoluder, but it ''is'' implied that his final HumongousMecha, Genesic [=GaoGaiGar=], has the equipment to do something similar.
** It actually does so...for about one second, for the very last push on the last attack - it's so quick that it's hard to tell what it is without going frame-by-frame.

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* For [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:transforming into a Titan]] acts as their Super Mode, since they can trigger it at will. [[spoiler:In Episode 25, Eren goes further than this, seemingly having a SuperpoweredEvilSide to his Titan transformation, which is already a pretty amoral transformation.]]
* In ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', D-Boy undergoes a procedure which has a fifty percent chance of killing him in order to evolve his powered form into "Blastor Mode." Later, his EvilTwin [[TheDragon Tekkaman Evil]] also acquires a Blastor upgrade.
* Despite several Transformations and Fusions, actual Super Modes are fairly rare in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''.
''Manga/FairyTail'':
**
The main examples are the Mode Changes seen in the animes, with the [[StoryBreakerPower Burst Mode]] forms being the best examples as Savers emphasizes those being beyong the Mega level. Digivolution is a lesser and more common form, especially in Fusion.
* Franchise/LyricalNanoha:
** Nanoha's [[CastFromHitPoints Blaster Mode]] and Fate's [[FragileSpeedster Sonic Drive]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Only seen once is Subaru's [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow-eyed]] [[UnstoppableRage berserk-mode.]] She practically lost an arm, and ''didn't notice''.
** Fate's "Overdrive/True Sonic Form", which makes her literally the fastest fighter in the Nanohaverse seen so far.
** ''A's Portable: [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]'' has Full Drive modes for everyone,
Dragon Slayers have Dragon Force, which gives stat boosts, PowerGlows, and allows usage of them the LimitBreak.
** ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' features the Reacted forms for the Eclipse Drivers.
* Kazuma's 'Contractor' state from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' falls under this: Lasts for 5 minutes, and leaves him somewhat weakened when it wears off - but with no [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique permanent side-effects]]. While it lasts, his [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes turns bright blue]], and he's basically unstoppable. If they [[RedEyesTakeWarning turn red]], ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide be somewhere else!]]''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Rarely, shinigami possess a second release for their
destructive power called bankai which enables them to achieve their true potential. Out of more than 6,000 shinigami, less than 30 have reached this level of power dragons and they're all in very high ranking positions, except for a few exiles who used to hold very high ranked positions before their fall from grace. Ichigo is the exception being a substitute shinigami rather than a real one, but he also possesses bankai.
** Shunkou is a technique that fires up the physical body with a massive PowerGlows boost. Only two shinigami have been shown to be able to do this, Soifon and Yoruichi. [[spoiler:Yoruichi's younger brother Yuushirou]], who's currently not a shinigami,
can also use it. The each also have an enhanced version that adds elemental powers to the mix. [[BlowYouAway Wind]] (Mukyuu Shunkou) for Soifon, [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] (Shunkou: Raijin Senkei) for Yoruichi and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] (Shukou: Bakuen Musou) for [[spoiler:Yuushirou]].
** Subverted with the Arrancar resureccion. It looks like they enter SuperMode the way shinigami enter bankai, but really they walk around in a sealed form and then release themselves back into their real form for battle. This is double-subverted with Ulquiorra, who has a secret secondary release that other arrancar don't possess, which takes him to a different level to his resureccion.
** Vizards are shinigami who were forced ForScience to suffer a SuperPoweredEvilSide which manifests
be achieved through either devouring a powerful source of magic or naturally through training. [[spoiler:The fully realized Dragon Force literally transforms a Slayer [[{{Animorphism}} into a Dragon]], as shown by [[BigBad Acnologia]]]].
** There also exists "Take Over" Magic, which allows
the donning of a hollow mask. If they can master mage to fight by [[PowersViaPossession absorbing other creatures and using their powers]]. Obviously, the monster within, they gain the ability to access great power, but only for a very short period of time. The lone exception is [[GenkiGirl Mashiro]] who can maintain more powerful forms will serve this form for up to 15 hours. Ichigo was also able to do this for much purpose, like Mirajane's Satan Soul: [[spoiler:Seliah and/or Algeria]], and [[spoiler:Dimaria's God Soul: Chronos]].
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'': The Zero Zone. This particular mode is the representation of surpassing the character's limits, A state where a driver can read one's mind with their car, in which the user can see a bit
of the story, and eventually learned how to combine both his SuperMode powers together (bankai and hollow mask) to create something unique.
** Quincies have access to two SuperMode forms. The traditional version is known as Letzt Stil, an almost-lost technique that is found only within the Ishida family. The modern replacement technique is known as Völlstandig. [[spoiler: Letzt Stil leads to a destruction of a Quincy's power after use, whereas Völlstandig doesn't result in this consequence.]]
* Manga/{{Guyver}} Gigantic. Pronounced "gih-GAN-tic", it's part power-up and part HumongousMecha, as the wielder is about nine feet tall.
** Recently, the main character has attained the ability to transform it
future, look into Guyver Gigantic Exceed, which is the size of a skyscraper. Considering the LensmanArmsRace that drives the series, it was only a matter of time.
other driver's thoughts and also predict their movements.
* Hyper Mode in ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer''. In the manga, it's the result of Kaede's tinkering with her Angel, but in the anime, all the first-run Angels have the ability.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'''s
''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': Cyborg Guy has an ability explicitly named "Hyper Mode", which hugely enhances his strength and speed for three minutes. It's unknown whether he has the same ability as an Evoluder, but it ''is'' implied that his final HumongousMecha, Genesic [=GaoGaiGar=], has the equipment to do something similar.
** It actually does so... for about one second, for the very last push on the last attack - it's so quick that it's hard to tell what it is without going frame-by-frame.



* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the Shining Gundam has a Super Mode which Domon initially activates with UnstoppableRage; after McNinja Schwarz Bruder trains him in the art of [[TranquilFury Meikyo Shisui]],[[note]]"Clear Mirror, Still Water[[/note]] Domon gains access to [[PowerGlows Golden]] Hyper Mode. He retains this with his MidSeasonUpgrade God Gundam, and it's later shown that the other members of the FiveManBand learned it as well (and it goes without saying that Domon's mentor, Master Asia, had achieved this state long ago).
** Then, there is ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' with its Trans-Am system, which [[MythologyGag triples a Gundam's performance while turning it red]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
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In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', the Shining Gundam has a Super Mode which Domon initially activates with UnstoppableRage; after McNinja Schwarz Bruder trains him in the art of [[TranquilFury Meikyo Shisui]],[[note]]"Clear Mirror, Still Water[[/note]] Domon gains access to [[PowerGlows Golden]] Hyper Mode. He retains this with his MidSeasonUpgrade God Gundam, and it's later shown that the other members of the FiveManBand learned it as well (and it goes without saying that Domon's mentor, Master Asia, had achieved this state long ago).
** Then, there is ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' with its ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': The Trans-Am system, which [[MythologyGag triples a Gundam's performance while turning it red]].



** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' has SEED Mode. [[WordOfGod The show's director]] once described it as the physical representation of a character surpassing his limits. Rather than a super mode for the machine, though, it's for the pilot, who enters a sort of Zen state where they gain hyper-awareness and extreme precision and reflexes. One of the reasons Kira's so tough in ''Destiny'' is that he's learned how to activate this state ''at will'' (for everyone else who can use it, it's spontaneous).

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' has ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'': SEED Mode. [[WordOfGod The show's director]] once described it as the physical representation of a character surpassing his limits. Rather than a super mode for the machine, though, it's for the pilot, who enters a sort of Zen state where they gain hyper-awareness and extreme precision and reflexes. One of the reasons Kira's so tough in ''Destiny'' is that he's learned how to activate this state ''at will'' (for everyone else who can use it, it's spontaneous).



** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'', the titular Unicorn's NT-D (short for Newtype-Destroyer) is described as "the mode in which the Unicorn's performance limiters are disengaged". When activated the suit's armor expands, revealing a glowing red frame underneath. It becomes faster, mentally controlled by the pilot, gains an I-field (making it invulnerable to beam weapons), and the ability to ''take control of enemy remote weapons'' and use them against their masters. Also doubles as DangerousForbiddenTechnique, as it puts incredible mental strain on the pilot and runs out of power after 5 minutes.

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** In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'', the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'': The titular Unicorn's NT-D (short for Newtype-Destroyer) is described as "the mode in which the Unicorn's performance limiters are disengaged". When activated the suit's armor expands, revealing a glowing red frame underneath. It becomes faster, mentally controlled by the pilot, gains an I-field (making it invulnerable to beam weapons), and the ability to ''take control of enemy remote weapons'' and use them against their masters. Also doubles as DangerousForbiddenTechnique, as it puts incredible mental strain on the pilot and runs out of power after 5 minutes.



** The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE-FX]] has "FX Burst Mode", in which the suit gains incredible speed and a nigh-impenetrable energy barrier, as well as over a dozen beam blades popping out of every conceivable joint on its frame. The one downside is that it can't use its [[AttackDrone C-Funnels]] in this mode.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'': The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE-FX]] AGE-FX has "FX Burst Mode", in which the suit gains incredible speed and a nigh-impenetrable energy barrier, as well as over a dozen beam blades popping out of every conceivable joint on its frame. The one downside is that it can't use its [[AttackDrone C-Funnels]] in this mode.



* ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' has the cute, petite [[SuperDeformed chibi]] girl Maya Natsume becoming a HugeSchoolgirl when getting ready for fighting.
* Moka from ''RosarioToVampire'' has two forms: her normal form, which looks like a normal but ''very'' PantyShot-prone schoolgirl, and her SuperpoweredEvilSide, which is taller, has [[BreastExpansion bigger tits]], silver hair and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** Inner-Moka is more just extremely arrogant and violent than evil, but she's very much a SuperMode for Moka. Tsukune gets one of his own later in the manga, his eyes change and [[TranquilFury his expression deadens]] and he proceeds to kick the ass of everything in the area that isn't Moka.
** Tsukune himself develops one as a result of his EmergencyTransformation. After repeated [[SuperEmpowering blood injections]], if not for a [[PowerLimiter certain measure]], there would be [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier unpleasant]] [[AxCrazy consequences]]. [[spoiler:By the end of the manga, Tsukune and Inner Moka each get an even stronger Super Mode as fully awakened Shinso Vampires. Tsukune's gives him silver hair and glowing red eyes plus InstantArmor and bat-like wings. Moka, already having silver hair and red eyes, has no visible alteration other than the wings. And her mother Akasha Bloodriver can similarly transform, gaining six truly massive wings.]]
* Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has the "cat-fist" ("neko-ken"), which makes him more agile and gives him invisible claws that can cut through anything. It has two big limitations: 1) it can only be induced by [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes an intense fear of cats]], and 2) it gives him the mentality of a cat, making him easy to distract and incapable of using tactics and strategy.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s seasonal upgrades started out with very minor changes, but in S she acquires the Holy Grail, which gives her an upgrade literally referred to as Super Mode: a white skirt with gold and blue trim, a giant froufy back bow, and lots of new little fancy details. [=SuperS=]' seasonal upgrade was to make her Super form her permanent form, giving Sailor Chibi-Moon a similar Super powerup. Eventually, all the other sailors also got a Super form power-up.
** And then in Sailor Stars, she goes one step further with her Eternal form, altering almost every feature of the costume. It starts off as being so powerful that she can only maintain it for a short time, but a few episodes later it becomes her permanent form. A [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]-only upgrade gave the rest of the teams uniforms in a similar design (and without any of the individual details that had distinguished them from each other in earlier modes).
* In ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'', Sunred, like any good {{Sentai}} hero, has a super mode. His is called Firebird Form, and if the opening ([[BaitAndSwitchCredits maybe]]) is anything to go by, it's very impressive.
* Son Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. When his restraining coronet is removed, he reverts to his Sage form, the Seiten Taisei, which amplifies his speed, power and invulnerability to godlike levels but renders him incapable of speech or of distinguishing friend from foe. When the coronet is back on he has no idea what he's done.
** [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai]]'s youkai form, similarly unlocked by removing the power limiters, is even closer to this trope, as, unlike Goku, he retains his rational thinking (though there's a risk of him losing control due to the Minus Wave, the one time he started going too far with violence Gojyo was able to snap him out of it). While nowhere near as strong as the Seiten Taisei, his ability to use his powers strategically makes him almost as efficient in battle.
* Very common in ''Manga/SoulEater'', with subtropes included (usually BishounenLine). There's the basic Resonance of Souls, the more advanced Chain Resonance, [[spoiler: using the power of the Black Blood]], Maka's Witch Hunter [[spoiler: and Demon Hunter attacks]], Black☆Star's Uncanny Sword mode [[spoiler: and the blade modes after unlocking Masamune's true power]], Free's werewolf form, Mosquito's younger forms, and many others.
** And later [[spoiler: Black Star and Death the Kid]] uses the Insanity.
*** Followed by Kid activating [[spoiler: two of]] the Sanzu Lines himself, using his 'killing intent' (and, apparently, his father's power) to destroy Noah. [[NotQuiteDead Sort of]].
*** Kid's Sanzu Lines turn out to be a [[PowerLimiter different trope]], functioning as a Super Mode only until they began, one after the other, to [[DeadlyUpgrade become permenant]].
** As both Maka and Black Star's original super-modes have become standard, they've essentially been replaced by their upgrades - Witch Hunter by Demon Hunter, and the improper version of the Uncanny mode with the ''real'' one.
* In ''{{Naruto}}'', both Jiraiya and Naruto have the [[InHarmonyWithNature "Sage Mode"]]. By drawing on the natural energy around them, they can drastically increase their strength, speed, endurance, and durability, as well as get a whole new array of abilities and heightened senses. The difference between Jiraiya and Naruto is that, while Jiraiya has achieved an "Imperfect Form", which changed his appearance quite a lot, giving him toad-like limbs, Naruto has achieved a "Perfect Form", and the only visible effects of his Sage Mode are a pair of red-lidded, [[AnimalEyes golden frog eyes]], which are said to be the mark of a true sage. The only physical drawback for both the forms is the [[HourOfPower time limit]], however, with proper planning the form can be exploited to handle most combat situations. [[spoiler: Though Naruto can enter it near instantly now with further practice, has sustained a higher duration when needed, and raised his Rasenshuriken count of it from two to three. Naruto can now combine Sage Mode with Biju Mode, making his power go UpToEleven.]]

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* ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' has ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'':
** Guyver Gigantic. Pronounced "gih-GAN-tic", it's part power-up and part HumongousMecha, as
the cute, petite [[SuperDeformed chibi]] girl Maya Natsume becoming a HugeSchoolgirl when getting ready for fighting.
* Moka
wielder is about nine feet tall.
** The step up
from ''RosarioToVampire'' has two forms: her normal form, which looks like a normal but ''very'' PantyShot-prone schoolgirl, and her SuperpoweredEvilSide, that is Guyver Gigantic Exceed, which is taller, has [[BreastExpansion bigger tits]], silver hair the size of a skyscraper. Considering the LensmanArmsRace that drives the series, it was only a matter of time.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': When Ryuugu Rena enters "[[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe adorable mode]]", she does not lose.
* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'': Kazuma's 'Contractor' state falls under this: Lasts for 5 minutes,
and leaves him somewhat weakened when it wears off - but with no [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique permanent side-effects]]. While it lasts, his [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes turns bright blue]], and he's basically unstoppable. If they [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** Inner-Moka is more just extremely arrogant and violent than evil, but she's very much a SuperMode for Moka. Tsukune gets one of his own later in
turn red]], ''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide be somewhere else!]]''
* ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'': Hyper Mode. In
the manga, his eyes change and [[TranquilFury his expression deadens]] and he proceeds to kick it's the ass of everything in the area that isn't Moka.
** Tsukune himself develops one as a
result of Kaede's tinkering with her Angel, but in the anime, all the first-run Angels have the ability.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'': The Zone, an ultimate state of concentration achievable by only the most absolutely talented of players, who love their sport above anything else. Represented visually by [[ColorCodedCharacters colored lightning]] trailing from a character's eyes, the Zone allows a player to draw out 100% of
his EmergencyTransformation. After repeated [[SuperEmpowering blood injections]], if not true potential for a [[PowerLimiter certain measure]], there would be [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier unpleasant]] [[AxCrazy consequences]]. [[spoiler:By limited time, making him a OneManArmy on the end of the manga, Tsukune court and Inner Moka each get an even stronger Super Mode as fully awakened Shinso Vampires. Tsukune's gives him silver hair and glowing red eyes plus InstantArmor and bat-like wings. Moka, ramping some already having silver hair spectacular abilities UpToEleven. [[spoiler:There also exists a higher form of the Zone, known as the Direct Drive Zone, which can only be achieved by a player in the Zone who has absolute perfect synchronization with his team. This results in lightning-fast perfect plays that even an [[CombatClairvoyance Emperor Eye]] has trouble following.]] Kise has his own personal SuperMode in [[PowerCopying Perfect Copy]], which allows him to use [[AllYourPowersCombined all of the special techniques]] of the [[DreamTeam Generation of Miracles]], and red eyes, has no visible alteration other than mix and match them at his leisure. [[spoiler:In the wings. And her mother Akasha Bloodriver can similarly transform, gaining six sequel miniseries ''Extra Game'', Kise awakens the Zone as well, and he's able to combine the two for some truly massive wings.devastating play.]]
* Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' has the "cat-fist" ("neko-ken"), ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** Nanoha's [[CastFromHitPoints Blaster Mode]] and Fate's [[FragileSpeedster Sonic Drive]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''.
** Only seen once is Subaru's [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow-eyed]] [[UnstoppableRage berserk-mode.]] She practically lost an arm, and ''didn't notice''.
** Fate's "Overdrive/True Sonic Form",
which makes him more agile and gives him invisible claws that can cut through anything. It her literally the fastest fighter in the Nanohaverse seen so far.
** ''A's Portable: [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Battle of Aces]]''
has two big limitations: 1) it can only be induced by [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes an intense fear of cats]], and 2) it gives him the mentality of a cat, making him easy to distract and incapable of using tactics and strategy.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s seasonal upgrades started out with very minor changes, but in S she acquires the Holy Grail,
Full Drive modes for everyone, which gives her an upgrade literally referred to as Super Mode: a white skirt with gold stat boosts, PowerGlows, and blue trim, a giant froufy back bow, and lots of new little fancy details. [=SuperS=]' seasonal upgrade was to make her Super form her permanent form, giving Sailor Chibi-Moon a similar Super powerup. Eventually, all the other sailors also got a Super form power-up.
** And then in Sailor Stars, she goes one step further with her Eternal form, altering almost every feature
allows usage of the costume. It starts off as being so powerful LimitBreak.
** ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' features the Reacted forms for the Eclipse Drivers.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': First, [[spoiler:Albireo's Pactio]] which is completely broken, letting him [[spoiler:take on the form of people he has met for limited periods of time. Even people like Nagi.]] And he was already pretty badass. The kanka technique
that she Takahata, Asuna and Vanderburg use, which drastically increases speed and power, at a downside of draining magic and ki at what is implied to be a a decent bit faster for both than fighting normally with either alone. Also Negi's [[spoiler:black magic, which can only maintain have damaging effects on his psyche due to its [[AllThereInTheManual nature to encompass and accept everything]], it for a short time, but a few episodes later it becomes her permanent form. A [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]-only upgrade gave the rest of the teams uniforms in a similar design (and without any of the individual details that had distinguished them from each other in earlier modes).
* In ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'', Sunred, like any good {{Sentai}} hero,
also has a super mode. His is called Firebird Form, and if the opening ([[BaitAndSwitchCredits maybe]]) is anything to go by, at least five modes, depending on what spells it's very impressive.
* Son Goku in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}''. When his restraining coronet is removed, he reverts
used with. Its also probably going to his Sage form, the Seiten Taisei, which amplifies his speed, power and invulnerability to godlike levels but renders turn him incapable of speech or of distinguishing friend from foe. When the coronet is back on into a demon (something he has no idea what problems with, considering [[NobleDemon his master]], and has a slight chance of killing him. Although Negi himself mentions that [[GenreSavvy he's done.
** [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai]]'s youkai form, similarly unlocked by removing the power limiters, is even closer to this trope, as, unlike Goku, he retains
really not worried about his rational thinking (though there's a risk odds of him losing control due to the Minus Wave, the one time he started going too far with violence Gojyo was able to snap him out of it). While nowhere near as strong as the Seiten Taisei, his ability to use his powers strategically makes him almost as efficient in battle.
* Very common in ''Manga/SoulEater'', with subtropes included (usually BishounenLine). There's the basic Resonance of Souls, the more advanced Chain Resonance, [[spoiler: using the power of the Black Blood]], Maka's Witch Hunter [[spoiler: and Demon Hunter attacks]], Black☆Star's Uncanny Sword mode [[spoiler: and the blade modes after unlocking Masamune's true power]], Free's werewolf form, Mosquito's younger forms, and many others.
survival.]]]]
** And later [[spoiler: Black Star and Death the Kid]] uses the Insanity.
*** Followed by Kid activating [[spoiler: two of]] the Sanzu Lines himself, using
now [[spoiler:he actually ''has'' gone demon, or at least, partially. Having mastered his 'killing intent' (and, apparently, his father's power) super form, he presumably no longer has to destroy Noah. [[NotQuiteDead Sort of]].
*** Kid's Sanzu Lines turn out to be a [[PowerLimiter different trope]], functioning as a Super Mode only until they began, one after the other, to [[DeadlyUpgrade become permenant]].
** As both Maka and Black Star's original super-modes have become standard, they've essentially been replaced by their upgrades - Witch Hunter by Demon Hunter, and the improper version of the Uncanny mode
deal with the ''real'' one.
side effects, and he curb stomps Quartum like he was nothing.]]
* In ''{{Naruto}}'', both ''Manga/MobPsycho100'': Mob generally tries to keep his emotions down to avoid hurting people with his Psychic Powers. But if his emotional volatility builds high enough, he enters 100% Mode, which alters his powers, behavior, and sometimes even his appearance based on what emotion he's feeling most strongly at the time, such as 100% Rage, 100% Sadness, 100% Gratitude, etc.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Both
Jiraiya and Naruto have the [[InHarmonyWithNature "Sage Mode"]]. By drawing on the natural energy around them, they can drastically increase their strength, speed, endurance, and durability, as well as get a whole new array of abilities and heightened senses. The difference between Jiraiya and Naruto is that, while Jiraiya has achieved an "Imperfect Form", which changed his appearance quite a lot, giving him toad-like limbs, Naruto has achieved a "Perfect Form", and the only visible effects of his Sage Mode are a pair of red-lidded, [[AnimalEyes golden frog eyes]], which are said to be the mark of a true sage. The only physical drawback for both the forms is the [[HourOfPower time limit]], however, with proper planning the form can be exploited to handle most combat situations. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though Naruto can enter it near instantly now with further practice, has sustained a higher duration when needed, and raised his Rasenshuriken count of it from two to three. Naruto can now combine Sage Mode with Biju Mode, making his power go UpToEleven.]]



** The Jinchukuri's (i.e. Naruto) Bijuu forms also count here. It requires rage to unlock it, similar to the Super Saiyan. [[spoiler: However Naruto and Bee can fully control Kurama and Gyuki respectively, giving Naruto a GoldenSuperMode and Bee a Full Power Mode.]]

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** The Jinchukuri's (i.e. Naruto) Bijuu forms also count here. It requires rage to unlock it, similar to the Super Saiyan. [[spoiler: However [[spoiler:However Naruto and Bee can fully control Kurama and Gyuki respectively, giving Naruto a GoldenSuperMode and Bee a Full Power Mode.]]



* A couple in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. First, [[spoiler:Albireo's Pactio]] which is completely broken, letting him [[spoiler:take on the form of people he has met for limited periods of time. Even people like Nagi.]] And he was already pretty badass. The kanka technique that Takahata, Asuna and Vanderburg use, which drastically increases speed and power, at a downside of draining magic and ki at what is implied to be a a decent bit faster for both than fighting normally with either alone. Also Negi's [[spoiler:black magic, which can have damaging effects on his psyche due to its [[AllThereInTheManual nature to encompass and accept everything]], it also has at least five modes, depending on what spells it's used with. Its also probably going to turn him into a demon (something he has no problems with, considering [[NobleDemon his master]], and has a slight chance of killing him. Although Negi himself mentions that [[GenreSavvy he's really not worried about his odds of survival.]]]]
** And now [[spoiler: he actually ''has'' gone demon, or at least, partially. Having mastered his super form, he presumably no longer has to deal with the side effects, and he curb stomps Quartum like he was nothing.]]
* Kirihara Akaya's Devil Mode in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. There's also Muga no Kyouchi ("State of Self-Actualization") and its three doors, ''especially'' Ten'i Muhou no Kiwami (literally "The Pinnacle of Perfection").
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Monkey D. Luffy develops the Gear transformations in the Enies Lobby arc. The first one, Gear Second, pumps blood in his body to strengthen his organs, giving his body a pink hue with purple, glowing veins, while sweat steams on his body, giving an appearance similar to a BattleAura. He's [[LightningBruiser MUCH faster (able to go Hypersonic+ speeds) and MUCH stronger (the mere punches he throws causes the air around him to impact onto his target)]] and names all of his attacks with the word "Jet" as a prefix for all of them. His Gear Third technique uses air to blow up his body parts to massive sizes, able to destroy entire towers in one punch. However, his speed heavily [[MightyGlacier decreases]] and afterwards he temporarily [[HeroicRROD shrinks.]] Obviously, he uses his Gear Second more. Post TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he adds Gear ''Fourth'' to the mix. This one involves blowing his muscles to massively increase his strength (blowing past Doffy's Haki Defense in one punch), speed (Gear Second Level), size (Bigger than the 10' tall Doflamingo), durability (No Selling Doflamingo's Kicks), elasticity (Change attack direction and compress his arms like a spring), and buoyancy (Can fly in this form.)]]
** To a lesser extent, some of the other members of the crew have super modes too, like Zoro's Asura which spawns an extra 2 heads and 4 extra arms to allow him to use 9 swords at a time, Chopper's Monster Point form (Even though that counts more as a DangerousForbiddenTechnique ([[spoiler: at least pre-TimeSkip]])), and Sanji's Diable Jambe which literally sets his leg on fire.
** Luffy's Gear Second also counts as a low-tier DangerousForbiddenTechnique, at least according to Lucci, who observes that using it stresses his body past its limit and shortens his life, similar to modern-day doping. (Luffy acknowledges this, and simply states that he'd rather shorten his life than lose his friends.) Interestingly, there's no indication that Gear Third has such long-term effects, since its side-effects are immediate and wear off within minutes.
*** The drawback appears to only come from overusing the ability. The main feature of Gear Second is that it drastically increases his metabolism making all his bodily functions work that much better at the cost of consuming his body's nutrient stores quicker. When he overused it against Lucci he was trying to sustain use with an already starved body. Later on, short bursts of the ability, or using it then eating immediately after show no drawbacks.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':

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* A couple in ''MahouSenseiNegima''. First, [[spoiler:Albireo's Pactio]] which is completely broken, letting him [[spoiler:take on the form of people he has met for limited periods of time. Even people like Nagi.]] And he was already pretty badass. The kanka technique that Takahata, Asuna and Vanderburg use, which drastically increases speed and power, at a downside of draining magic and ki at what is implied to be a a decent bit faster for both than fighting normally with either alone. Also Negi's [[spoiler:black magic, which can have damaging effects on his psyche due to its [[AllThereInTheManual nature to encompass and accept everything]], it also has at least five modes, depending on what spells it's used with. Its also probably going to turn him into a demon (something he has no problems with, considering [[NobleDemon his master]], and has a slight chance of killing him. Although Negi himself mentions that [[GenreSavvy he's really not worried about his odds of survival.]]]]
** And now [[spoiler: he actually ''has'' gone demon, or at least, partially. Having mastered his super form, he presumably no longer has to deal with the side effects, and he curb stomps Quartum like he was nothing.]]
* Kirihara Akaya's Devil Mode in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. There's also Muga no Kyouchi ("State of Self-Actualization") and its three doors, ''especially'' Ten'i Muhou no Kiwami (literally "The Pinnacle of Perfection").
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Monkey D. Luffy develops the Gear transformations in the Enies Lobby arc. The first one, Gear Second, pumps blood in his body to strengthen his organs, giving his body a pink hue with purple, glowing veins, while sweat steams on his body, giving an appearance similar to a BattleAura. He's [[LightningBruiser MUCH faster (able to go Hypersonic+ speeds) and MUCH stronger (the mere punches he throws causes the air around him to impact onto his target)]] and names all of his attacks with the word "Jet" as a prefix for all of them. His Gear Third technique uses air to blow up his body parts to massive sizes, able to destroy entire towers in one punch. However, his speed heavily [[MightyGlacier decreases]] and afterwards he temporarily [[HeroicRROD shrinks.]] Obviously, he uses his Gear Second more. Post TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he adds Gear ''Fourth'' to the mix. This one involves blowing his muscles to massively increase his strength (blowing past Doffy's Haki Defense in one punch), speed (Gear Second Level), size (Bigger than the 10' tall Doflamingo), durability (No Selling Doflamingo's Kicks), elasticity (Change attack direction and compress his arms like a spring), and buoyancy (Can fly in this form.)]]
** To a lesser extent, some of the other members of the crew have super modes too, like Zoro's Asura which spawns an extra 2 heads and 4 extra arms to allow him to use 9 swords at a time, Chopper's Monster Point form (Even though that counts more as a DangerousForbiddenTechnique ([[spoiler: at least pre-TimeSkip]])), and Sanji's Diable Jambe which literally sets his leg on fire.
** Luffy's Gear Second also counts as a low-tier DangerousForbiddenTechnique, at least according to Lucci, who observes that using it stresses his body past its limit and shortens his life, similar to modern-day doping. (Luffy acknowledges this, and simply states that he'd rather shorten his life than lose his friends.) Interestingly, there's no indication that Gear Third has such long-term effects, since its side-effects are immediate and wear off within minutes.
*** The drawback appears to only come from overusing the ability. The main feature of Gear Second is that it drastically increases his metabolism making all his bodily functions work that much better at the cost of consuming his body's nutrient stores quicker. When he overused it against Lucci he was trying to sustain use with an already starved body. Later on, short bursts of the ability, or using it then eating immediately after show no drawbacks.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''



* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** After Yusuke [[spoiler:dies and comes back to life]], he is able to change into his demon form, which gives him access to both spirit and demon energy. Kurama can also revert back to Yoko Kurama (who was much stronger), and Hiei also has his demon form (where multiple eyes sprout on his body, used only once in the series); Hiei can also absorb his Dragon of the Darkness Flame attack, which grants a massive power boost.
** Toguro also has his transformation to 100% power, which temporarily causes an eclipse and kills half of the audience in the process. It's every bit as cool as the 30+ episode buildup to it implied.
* The ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' series has the Zero Zone. Similar to the ''Gundam SEED'' case above, this particular mode is the representation of surpassing the character's limits, A state where a driver can read one's mind with their car, in which the user can see a bit of the future, look into other driver's thoughts and also predict their movements.
* When [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Ryuugu Rena]] enters "[[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe adorable mode]]", she does not lose.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** The Dragon Slayers have Dragon Force, which gives them the destructive power of dragons and can be achieved through either devouring a powerful source of magic or naturally through training. [[spoiler:The fully realized Dragon Force literally transforms a Slayer [[{{Animorphism}} into a Dragon]], as shown by [[BigBad Acnologia]]]].
** There also exists "Take Over" Magic, which allows the mage to fight by [[PowersViaPossession absorbing other creatures and using their powers]]. Obviously, the more powerful forms will serve this purpose, like Mirajane's Satan Soul: [[spoiler:Seliah and/or Algeria]], and [[spoiler:Dimaria's God Soul: Chronos]].
* Kinji's "Hysteria Mode" from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'', which has certain [[DeusSexMachina trigger conditions]].
* The two protagonists of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' play this trope straight with their superpower ''Hundred Power'' which amplifies their existing human abilities by 100 times but only lasts for five minutes in addition to this they have the Good Luck Mode, a modification in their PoweredArmor that enhances their power by [[spoiler:[[{{Subversion}} not a damn bit]] -- but it sure looks cool, doesn't it?]]
* While most ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series have different {{Super Mode}}s being seen only in movies, ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' was the first to introduce a SuperMode, the Cure Angel form, though it was for only one Cure at a time. ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'''s Super Silhouette would be the first series to give the team a SuperMode.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', there's a few examples:
** One is Index's John's Pen mode, which more or less allows her to use some of her vast spell knowledge to take out serious threats.
** The second, and more visibly obvious, is [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel awakened espers]]. Both Accelerator and Kakine have reached that point, and both received a boost to their powers. Accelerator managed to do it ''twice'', though.]]
** The third is to be [[spoiler:fused with the MISAKA Network. Both Hyouka Kazakiri and ''Mikoto Misaka'' are forced to fuse against their will, significantly boosting each one's power, including potentially to ''Level 6'' in Mikoto's case (though Hyouka voluntarily does it later on).]]
* Optimus Prime's Super Mode from ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'', and ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' introduced Mega-Evolution in the XY series to coincide with the games. Certain Pokémon can unlock Mega-Evolutions in battle for a power boost.

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* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
''Manga/OnePiece'':
** After Yusuke [[spoiler:dies and comes back to life]], he is able to change into Monkey D. Luffy develops the Gear transformations in the Enies Lobby arc. The first one, Gear Second, pumps blood in his demon form, which gives him access body to both spirit and demon energy. Kurama can also revert back to Yoko Kurama (who was much stronger), and Hiei also has strengthen his demon form (where multiple eyes sprout organs, giving his body a pink hue with purple, glowing veins, while sweat steams on his body, used only once in giving an appearance similar to a BattleAura. He's [[LightningBruiser MUCH faster (able to go Hypersonic+ speeds) and MUCH stronger (the mere punches he throws causes the series); Hiei can also absorb air around him to impact onto his Dragon target)]] and names all of his attacks with the Darkness Flame attack, which grants word "Jet" as a prefix for all of them. His Gear Third technique uses air to blow up his body parts to massive power boost.
** Toguro also has
sizes, able to destroy entire towers in one punch. However, his transformation to 100% power, which speed heavily [[MightyGlacier decreases]] and afterwards he temporarily causes an eclipse and kills half of the audience in the process. It's every bit as cool as the 30+ episode buildup to it implied.
* The ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'' series has the Zero Zone. Similar to the ''Gundam SEED'' case above, this particular mode is the representation of surpassing the character's limits, A state where a driver can read one's mind with their car, in which the user can see a bit of the future, look into other driver's thoughts and also predict their movements.
* When [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Ryuugu Rena]] enters "[[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe adorable mode]]", she does not lose.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** The Dragon Slayers have Dragon Force, which gives them the destructive power of dragons and can be achieved through either devouring a powerful source of magic or naturally through training. [[spoiler:The fully realized Dragon Force literally transforms a Slayer [[{{Animorphism}} into a Dragon]], as shown by [[BigBad Acnologia]]]].
** There also exists "Take Over" Magic, which allows the mage to fight by [[PowersViaPossession absorbing other creatures and using their powers]].
[[HeroicRROD shrinks.]] Obviously, he uses his Gear Second more. Post TimeSkip, [[spoiler:he adds Gear ''Fourth'' to the more powerful forms will serve mix. This one involves blowing his muscles to massively increase his strength (blowing past Doffy's Haki Defense in one punch), speed (Gear Second Level), size (Bigger than the 10' tall Doflamingo), durability (No Selling Doflamingo's Kicks), elasticity (Change attack direction and compress his arms like a spring), and buoyancy (Can fly in this purpose, form.)]]
** To a lesser extent, some of the other members of the crew have super modes too,
like Mirajane's Satan Soul: [[spoiler:Seliah and/or Algeria]], and [[spoiler:Dimaria's God Soul: Chronos]].
* Kinji's "Hysteria Mode" from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'',
Zoro's Asura which has certain [[DeusSexMachina trigger conditions]].
* The two protagonists of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' play this trope straight with their superpower ''Hundred Power'' which amplifies their existing human abilities by 100 times but only lasts for five minutes in addition
spawns an extra 2 heads and 4 extra arms to this they have the Good Luck Mode, a modification in their PoweredArmor that enhances their power by [[spoiler:[[{{Subversion}} not a damn bit]] -- but it sure looks cool, doesn't it?]]
* While most ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series have different {{Super Mode}}s being seen only in movies, ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' was the first
allow him to introduce use 9 swords at a SuperMode, the Cure Angel form, time, Chopper's Monster Point form (Even though that counts more as a DangerousForbiddenTechnique ([[spoiler:at least pre-TimeSkip]])), and Sanji's Diable Jambe which literally sets his leg on fire.
** Luffy's Gear Second also counts as a low-tier DangerousForbiddenTechnique, at least according to Lucci, who observes that using
it was for only one Cure at a time. ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'''s Super Silhouette would be the first series stresses his body past its limit and shortens his life, similar to give the team a SuperMode.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'',
modern-day doping. (Luffy acknowledges this, and simply states that he'd rather shorten his life than lose his friends.) Interestingly, there's a few examples:
** One is Index's John's Pen mode, which more or less allows her to use some of her vast spell knowledge to take out serious threats.
** The second, and more visibly obvious, is [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel awakened espers]]. Both Accelerator and Kakine have reached
no indication that point, Gear Third has such long-term effects, since its side-effects are immediate and both received a boost to their powers. Accelerator managed to do it ''twice'', though.]]
**
wear off within minutes.
***
The third is drawback appears to be [[spoiler:fused with only come from overusing the MISAKA Network. Both Hyouka Kazakiri and ''Mikoto Misaka'' are forced to fuse ability. The main feature of Gear Second is that it drastically increases his metabolism making all his bodily functions work that much better at the cost of consuming his body's nutrient stores quicker. When he overused it against their will, significantly boosting each one's power, including potentially Lucci he was trying to ''Level 6'' in Mikoto's case (though Hyouka voluntarily does sustain use with an already starved body. Later on, short bursts of the ability, or using it later on).]]
then eating immediately after show no drawbacks.
* Optimus Prime's Super Mode from ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'', and ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** It
introduced Mega-Evolution in the XY series to coincide with the games. Certain Pokémon can unlock Mega-Evolutions in battle for a power boost.



* Yuma and Astral from ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' are able to [[FusionDance overlay]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS over ray]] with each other and become ZEXAL. The ZEXAL Mode resembles a Super Saiyajin, which gives him the ability to perform Shining Draws. With Shining Draws, Yuma and Astral are able to create a new card they need, that's how they create the ZW archetype. However, ZEXAL can only be used in specific areas, that prevents Yuma from overusing this SuperMode. In the second season, Yuma and Astral get access of stronger Super Modes, ZEXAL II and ZEXAL III, with both of them still giving him the ability to perform Shining Draws. ZEXAL II allows him to change a card to its true form, while ZEXAL III allows him to create the area he needs to become ZEXAL (II/III) at all. Yuma and Astral have still access to their previous ZEXAL Modes, as shown during the duel against Don Thousand, as he used all three ZEXAL Modes one after another.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Poyo's adult form as the Fairy of Spring is tiring to use, but very powerful.

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* Yuma and Astral from ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' are able to [[FusionDance overlay]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS over ray]] with each other and become ZEXAL. ''Franchise/PrettyCure'': Most series have different {{Super Mode}}s seen only in movies.
** ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'':
The ZEXAL Mode resembles first to introduce a SuperMode in the televised series, the Cure Angel form, though it's for only one Cure at a time.
** ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'': The
Super Saiyajin, Silhouette would be the first series to give the whole team a SuperMode.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'': The Cures' Princess Form,
which they go into to use a super-powerful joint attack. Their designs get spruced up as well.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': Kirihara Akaya's Devil Mode. There's also Muga no Kyouchi ("State of Self-Actualization") and its three doors, ''especially'' Ten'i Muhou no Kiwami (literally "The Pinnacle of Perfection").
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma has the "cat-fist" ("neko-ken"), which makes him more agile and gives him invisible claws that can cut through anything. It has two big limitations: 1) it can only be induced by [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes an intense fear of cats]], and 2) it
gives him the ability mentality of a cat, making him easy to perform Shining Draws. With Shining Draws, Yuma distract and Astral are able to create incapable of using tactics and strategy.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Moka has two forms: her normal form, which looks like
a new card they need, that's how they create normal but ''very'' PantyShot-prone schoolgirl, and her SuperpoweredEvilSide, which is taller, has [[BreastExpansion bigger tits]], silver hair and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] GlowingEyesOfDoom.
** Inner-Moka is more just extremely arrogant and violent than evil, but she's very much a SuperMode for Moka. Tsukune gets one of his own later in
the ZW archetype. However, ZEXAL can only be used manga, his eyes change and [[TranquilFury his expression deadens]] and he proceeds to kick the ass of everything in specific areas, the area that prevents Yuma from overusing this SuperMode. In isn't Moka.
** Tsukune himself develops one as a result of his EmergencyTransformation. After repeated [[SuperEmpowering blood injections]], if not for a [[PowerLimiter certain measure]], there would be [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier unpleasant]] [[AxCrazy consequences]]. [[spoiler:By
the second season, Yuma end of the manga, Tsukune and Astral Inner Moka each get access of an even stronger Super Modes, ZEXAL II Mode as fully awakened Shinso Vampires. Tsukune's gives him silver hair and ZEXAL III, glowing red eyes plus InstantArmor and bat-like wings. Moka, already having silver hair and red eyes, has no visible alteration other than the wings. And her mother Akasha Bloodriver can similarly transform, gaining six truly massive wings.]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s seasonal upgrades started out
with both very minor changes, but in S she acquires the Holy Grail, which gives her an upgrade literally referred to as Super Mode: a white skirt with gold and blue trim, a giant froufy back bow, and lots of them still new little fancy details. [=SuperS=]' seasonal upgrade was to make her Super form her permanent form, giving Sailor Chibi-Moon a similar Super powerup. Eventually, all the other sailors also got a Super form power-up.
** And then in ''Stars'', she goes one step further with her Eternal form, altering almost every feature of the costume. It starts off as being so powerful that she can only maintain it for a short time, but a few episodes later it becomes her permanent form. A [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]-only upgrade gave the rest of the teams uniforms in a similar design (and without any of the individual details that had distinguished them from each other in earlier modes).
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'':
** Son Goku. When his restraining coronet is removed, he reverts to his Sage form, the Seiten Taisei, which amplifies his speed, power and invulnerability to godlike levels but renders
him incapable of speech or of distinguishing friend from foe. When the coronet is back on he has no idea what he's done.
** [[spoiler:Cho Hakkai]]'s youkai form, similarly unlocked by removing the power limiters, is even closer to this trope, as, unlike Goku, he retains his rational thinking (though there's a risk of him losing control due to the Minus Wave, the one time he started going too far with violence Gojyo was able to snap him out of it). While nowhere near as strong as the Seiten Taisei, his
ability to perform Shining Draws. ZEXAL II allows use his powers strategically makes him to change a card to its true form, while ZEXAL III allows him to create the area he needs to become ZEXAL (II/III) at all. Yuma and Astral have still access to their previous ZEXAL Modes, almost as shown during the duel against Don Thousand, as he used all three ZEXAL Modes one after another.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Poyo's adult form as the Fairy of Spring is tiring to use, but very powerful.
efficient in battle.



* ''Anime/KurokoNoBasuke'' has the Zone, an ultimate state of concentration achievable by only the most absolutely talented of players, who love their sport above anything else. Represented visually by [[ColorCodedCharacters colored lightning]] trailing from a character's eyes, the Zone allows a player to draw out 100% of his true potential for a limited time, making him a OneManArmy on the court and ramping some already spectacular abilities UpToEleven. [[spoiler: There also exists a higher form of the Zone, known as the Direct Drive Zone, which can only be achieved by a player in the Zone who has absolute perfect synchronization with his team. This results in lightning-fast perfect plays that even an [[CombatClairvoyance Emperor Eye]] has trouble following.]] Kise has his own personal SuperMode in [[PowerCopying Perfect Copy]], which allows him to use [[AllYourPowersCombined all of the special techniques]] of the [[DreamTeam Generation of Miracles]], and mix and match them at his leisure. [[spoiler: In the sequel miniseries ''Extra Game'', Kise awakens the Zone as well, and he's able to combine the two for some truly devastating play.]]
* In ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', Mob generally tries to keep his emotions down to avoid hurting people with his Psychic Powers. But if his emotional volatility builds high enough, he enters 100% Mode, which alters his powers, behavior, and sometimes even his appearance based on what emotion he's feeling most strongly at the time, such as 100% Rage, 100% Sadness, 100% Gratitude, etc.

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* ''Anime/KurokoNoBasuke'' has ''Manga/SoulEater'': Very common, with subtropes included (usually BishounenLine). There's the Zone, an ultimate state basic Resonance of concentration achievable Souls, the more advanced Chain Resonance, [[spoiler:using the power of the Black Blood]], Maka's Witch Hunter [[spoiler:and Demon Hunter attacks]], Black☆Star's Uncanny Sword mode [[spoiler:and the blade modes after unlocking Masamune's true power]], Free's werewolf form, Mosquito's younger forms, and many others.
** And later [[spoiler:Black Star and Death the Kid]] uses the Insanity.
*** Followed
by Kid activating [[spoiler:two of]] the Sanzu Lines himself, using his 'killing intent' (and, apparently, his father's power) to destroy Noah. [[NotQuiteDead Sort of]].
*** Kid's Sanzu Lines turn out to be a [[PowerLimiter different trope]], functioning as a Super Mode
only until they began, one after the most absolutely talented of players, who love other, to [[DeadlyUpgrade become permenant]].
** As both Maka and Black Star's original super-modes have become standard, they've essentially been replaced by
their sport above upgrades - Witch Hunter by Demon Hunter, and the improper version of the Uncanny mode with the ''real'' one.
* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'': D-Boy undergoes a procedure which has a fifty percent chance of killing him in order to evolve his powered form into "Blastor Mode." Later, his EvilTwin [[TheDragon Tekkaman Evil]] also acquires a Blastor upgrade.
* ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'': The cute, petite [[SuperDeformed chibi]] girl Maya Natsume becomes a HugeSchoolgirl when getting ready for fighting.
* ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred'': Sunred, like any good {{Sentai}} hero, has a super mode. His is called Firebird Form, and if the opening ([[BaitAndSwitchCredits maybe]]) is
anything else. Represented visually by [[ColorCodedCharacters colored lightning]] trailing from a character's eyes, the Zone allows a player to draw out 100% of his true potential for a limited time, making him a OneManArmy on the court and ramping some already spectacular go by, it's very impressive.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': The two protagonists play this trope straight with their superpower ''Hundred Power'' which amplifies their existing human
abilities UpToEleven. [[spoiler: There also exists a higher form of by 100 times but only lasts for five minutes in addition to this they have the Zone, known as the Direct Drive Zone, Good Luck Mode, a modification in their PoweredArmor that enhances their power by [[spoiler:[[{{Subversion}} not a damn bit]] - but it sure looks cool, doesn't it?]]
* Optimus Prime's Super Mode from ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'', and ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* Yuma and Astral from ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' are able to [[FusionDance overlay]]/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS over ray]] with each other and become ZEXAL. The ZEXAL Mode resembles a Super Saiyajin,
which gives him the ability to perform Shining Draws. With Shining Draws, Yuma and Astral are able to create a new card they need, that's how they create the ZW archetype. However, ZEXAL can only be achieved by a player used in specific areas, that prevents Yuma from overusing this SuperMode. In the Zone who has absolute perfect synchronization second season, Yuma and Astral get access of stronger Super Modes, ZEXAL II and ZEXAL III, with his team. This results in lightning-fast perfect plays that even an [[CombatClairvoyance Emperor Eye]] has trouble following.]] Kise has his own personal SuperMode in [[PowerCopying Perfect Copy]], which both of them still giving him the ability to perform Shining Draws. ZEXAL II allows him to use [[AllYourPowersCombined change a card to its true form, while ZEXAL III allows him to create the area he needs to become ZEXAL (II/III) at all. Yuma and Astral have still access to their previous ZEXAL Modes, as shown during the duel against Don Thousand, as he used all of the special techniques]] of the [[DreamTeam Generation of Miracles]], three ZEXAL Modes one after another.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
** After Yusuke [[spoiler:dies
and mix and match them at his leisure. [[spoiler: In the sequel miniseries ''Extra Game'', Kise awakens the Zone as well, and he's comes back to life]], he is able to combine the two for some truly devastating play.]]
* In ''Manga/MobPsycho100'', Mob generally tries to keep
change into his emotions down to avoid hurting people with his Psychic Powers. But if his emotional volatility builds high enough, he enters 100% Mode, demon form, which alters gives him access to both spirit and demon energy. Kurama can also revert back to Yoko Kurama (who was much stronger), and Hiei also has his powers, behavior, and sometimes even demon form (where multiple eyes sprout on his appearance based on what emotion he's feeling most strongly at body, used only once in the time, such as series); Hiei can also absorb his Dragon of the Darkness Flame attack, which grants a massive power boost.
** Toguro also has his transformation to
100% Rage, 100% Sadness, 100% Gratitude, etc. power, which temporarily causes an eclipse and kills half of the audience in the process. It's every bit as cool as the 30+ episode buildup to it implied.



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* ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'': Poyo's adult form as the Fairy of Spring is tiring to use, but very powerful.
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\n* Super Hottie Goddess from FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld''FanFic/Hottie3TheBestFanFicInTheWorld''.



** The MysteriousWatcher known as G later refers to this as a "True Ghost Form" [[spoiler: and has one of his own.]]

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** The MysteriousWatcher known as G later refers to this as a "True Ghost Form" [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and has one of his own.]]



* OnePiecePirateWarriors 2 adds 'Style Mode' for all playable characters. What it actually does varies between characters - Luffy goes into Gear Second, Sanji [[ManOnFire catches on fire]], fighters with appropriate training activate Armor Haki, Logia-users transform fully into their element (making them immune to normal attacks), and so on. Regardless of the details, however, it always works in much the same way: You start glowing, NoSell enemy attacks, and access better, stronger combos which you deliver with increased attack-power and speed. It's always time-limited, but with the right skills equipped (and a bit of luck with finding [[HyperactiveMetabolism food-items]]), you can keep it up for a LONG time, laying waste to numerous bosses and hundreds of enemies...

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* OnePiecePirateWarriors 2 ''OnePiecePirateWarriors 2'' adds 'Style Mode' for all playable characters. What it actually does varies between characters - Luffy goes into Gear Second, Sanji [[ManOnFire catches on fire]], fighters with appropriate training activate Armor Haki, Logia-users transform fully into their element (making them immune to normal attacks), and so on. Regardless of the details, however, it always works in much the same way: You start glowing, NoSell enemy attacks, and access better, stronger combos which you deliver with increased attack-power and speed. It's always time-limited, but with the right skills equipped (and a bit of luck with finding [[HyperactiveMetabolism food-items]]), you can keep it up for a LONG time, laying waste to numerous bosses and hundreds of enemies...



* Happens regularly in the animated ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} shorts. Whenever Popeye eats some spinach, every fight he's losing in turns into a CurbStompBattle in his favor.


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* Happens regularly in the animated ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} shorts. Whenever Popeye eats some spinach, every fight he's losing in turns into a CurbStompBattle in his favor.
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* "VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon" gives us the titular Dragoon forms when activated cure any status effects and boost the users stats immensely also giving access to powerful Dragoon Magic spells each usually having power enough to equate to a FinishingMove as well as Dragoon additions a power MeteorMove like combo that deals immense physical damage
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* Later in the game''VideoGames/XenobladeChroniclesX'', you unlock an ability called Overdrive that multiplies your attack power by as much as 6 times. With a good setup, you can maintain it indefinitely and easily overpower most enemies in the game

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* Later in the game''VideoGames/XenobladeChroniclesX'', game ''VideoGames/XenobladeChroniclesX'', you will unlock an ability called Overdrive that multiplies your attack power by as much as 6 times.times it's base value. With a good setup, you can maintain it indefinitely and easily overpower most enemies in the game
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* Later in the game''VideoGames/XenobladeChroniclesX'', you unlock an ability called Overdrive that multiplies your attack power by as much as 6 times. With a good setup, you can maintain it indefinitely and easily overpower most enemies in the game
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