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9th May '18 12:42:52 PM Kytseo
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', this is the key to One For All being so powerful. It's a cumulative Quirk that gets stronger as it's passed on. Essentially, once series protagonist Izuku "Deku" Midoriya fully masters it, he'll be more powerful than All Might ever could hope to be.
7th May '18 2:34:07 AM patxiao
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has a very odd variant version when Yuya becomes this [[spoiler:to himself. His original life, Zarc]] also wanted to duel to make everyone happy but the pressure and blood lust of his audience drove him mad. Yuya was able to grow past it and truly entertain people while keeping his sanity.
3rd May '18 1:44:03 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' [[spoiler: Tommen]] is considered this, for reasons both cynical and idealistic. From a cynical perspective he's younger and less headstrong, and will be easier to manipulate. Idealistically, he's a nice boy who's actually interested in doing a good job, while his predecessor was a sadistic, cowardly, idiot with no interest in the position beyond what it let him get away with. Objectively, it's hard for [[spoiler: Tommen]] ''not'' to be better than his older brother - though whether he will be a great king is debatable given he rarely, if ever takes an action of his own volition and spends every single moment in office being (not subtly) manipulated by one of the bajillion third parties that want to take advantage of him (everyone, up to and including his mother). [[spoiler: And it's unlikely he'll ever be more than that, because he jumps from a window after his mother commits a terrorist attack on his own capital city, killing his wife and religious mentor (who, by the way was another manipulator]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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[[spoiler: Tommen]] is considered this, for reasons both cynical and idealistic. From a cynical perspective he's younger and less headstrong, and will be easier to manipulate. Idealistically, he's a nice boy who's actually interested in doing a good job, while his predecessor was a sadistic, cowardly, idiot with no interest in the position beyond what it let him get away with. Objectively, it's hard for [[spoiler: Tommen]] ''not'' to be better than his older brother - though whether he will be a great king is debatable given he rarely, if ever takes an action of his own volition and spends every single moment in office being (not subtly) manipulated by one of the bajillion third parties that want to take advantage of him (everyone, up to and including his mother). [[spoiler: And it's unlikely he'll ever be more than that, because he jumps from a window after his mother commits a terrorist attack on his own capital city, killing his wife and religious mentor (who, by the way was another manipulator]]manipulator]]
** If one takes Drogon as the successor to his namesake, Khal Drogo, he fulfills the latter's unfulfilled promise of leading the Dothraki horde west across the "poison water" (the Narrow Sea) to "kill the [Westerosi men] in their iron suits". It is yet to be established if he can actually surpass his supposed ancestor and spitting-image, Balerion the Black Dread, but his performance at the battle with the Lannister-Tarly forces shows he has the potential (setting fire to a combined army on his own while Aegon I, Visenya, and Rhaenys had to do it with all three of their dragons).
30th Apr '18 1:55:56 PM KennyCelican
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* In Ryk Spoor's Princess Holy Aura, the current incarnation of Princess Holy Aura is this; in that universe a Magical Girl's power is directly proportional to whatever she has given up or risked to become a Magical Girl, and the current incarnation risked substantially more than any previous Princess.
8th Apr '18 3:41:45 PM ultimomant
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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s [[EyeBeams Omega Beams]] cannot penetrate Wonder Woman's bracelets. His daughter Grail inherited the Omega Beam, and hers are powerful enough to destroy the bracelets in one shot.
11th Mar '18 5:13:53 PM LordDynasmon
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*** You can say the Trope is still played somewhat straight with Hercules. While initially a demigod, his time as humanity's champion and being with mortals helped him become better and more likeable than most of his parents' generations. Upon his death, he graduated to full god status and remained a god of heroism and sport. Not to mention, he was a key role in defeating the Olympians' would-ve successors.

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*** You can say the Trope is still played somewhat straight with Hercules. While initially a demigod, his time as humanity's champion and being with mortals helped him become better and more likeable than most of his parents' generations. Upon his death, he graduated to full god status and remained a god of heroism and sport. Not to mention, he was a key role in defeating the Olympians' would-ve would-be successors.
24th Jan '18 4:20:53 PM Troper1138
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** Chronos was more powerful than his father Uranus, whom he overthrew.

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** Chronos Cronus was more powerful than his father Uranus, whom he overthrew.
4th Jan '18 4:46:13 AM MagiMecha
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** His in-continuity son, [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Jonathan Kent]], already shows shades of this as Jon has all of Superman's powers at seven years old (Superman never gained his powers until he became an adult) and could potentially become stronger. This is shown as a bad thing as, in one possible BadFuture, he ends up using a version of Superman's own Solar Flare ability that ended up ''killing'' people.

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** His in-continuity son, [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Jonathan Kent]], already shows shades of this as Jon has all of Superman's powers at seven years old (Superman never gained his powers until he became an adult) and could potentially become stronger. This is shown as a bad thing as, in one possible BadFuture, he ends up using a version of Superman's own Solar Flare ability that ended up ''killing'' people. It's outright stated that, being a HalfHumanHybrid, he couldn't control it.
4th Jan '18 4:45:35 AM MagiMecha
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** His in-continuity son, [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Jonathan Kent]], already shows shades of this as Jon has all of Superman's powers at seven years old (Superman never gained his powers until he became an adult) and could potentially become stronger. This is shown as a bad thing as, in one possible BadFuture, he ends up using a version of Superman's own Solar Flare ability that ended up ''killing'' people.
13th Dec '17 12:22:15 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The entire point to mutants in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is that they're an evolutionary adaption. So naturally, mutants are stronger than their {{Muggle}} parents. [[BlessedWithSuck Usually.]] But even so, quite a few mutants are more powerful than their superpowered parents. For one thing, it's common (though by no means guaranteed) for the child of a mutant to inherit their parent's mutation while also developing other, completely unrelated powers.

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* The entire point to mutants in ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' is that they're an evolutionary adaption. So naturally, mutants are stronger than their {{Muggle}} parents. [[BlessedWithSuck Usually.]] But even so, quite a few mutants are more powerful than their superpowered parents. For one thing, it's common (though by no means guaranteed) for the child of a mutant to inherit their parent's mutation while also developing other, completely unrelated powers.
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