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29th Jul '17 2:14:01 PM StFan
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* TookALevelInBadass/{{Film}}

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14th Jul '17 1:24:12 PM BURGINABC
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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.
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BadassDecay is for the ''subjective'' situation where a character seems less badass than they were due to CharacterizationMarchesOn. That is not to be confused with a situation where a character becomes weaker ''as a plot point'', as then it's simply an {{Inversion}} of this trope.
6th Apr '17 4:49:10 PM Jeduthun
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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.
3rd Mar '17 9:58:40 AM Forenperser
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11th Feb '17 8:41:32 AM kuchiki222
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25th Dec '16 8:44:32 PM Thespian101
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[[caption-width-right:250:Susan Richards, before and after 40 years of CharacterDevelopment, {{Xenafication}} and the Women's Rights Movement.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Susan Richards, before and after 40 years of CharacterDevelopment, {{Xenafication}} CharacterDevelopment and the Women's Rights Movement.]]
4th Dec '16 1:42:48 PM eroock
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3rd Dec '16 12:34:51 AM Vir
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The reference comes from roleplaying, where it's sometimes possible to "take a level" in a completely different class. For instance: a level ten Fighter ''could'' take a level in Wizard, therefore being both a level ten Fighter and a level one Wizard. The joke is presumably that if BadAss was a class and you could take a level in it, you would thereby become BadAss where you weren't before. Actual RPG classes are, of course, supposed to be balanced so that literally taking one level in something doesn't normally make you greatly more powerful. Blending this with modern gaming, however, one can achieve what is known as "badass grinding", where one takes ''[[SerialEscalation multiple]]'' levels in badass.

If they were already Badass to begin with and notched it UpToEleven by imbuing the previously unpowered character with superpowers, it's EmpoweredBadassNormal.

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The reference comes from roleplaying, where it's sometimes possible to "take a level" in a completely different class. For instance: a level ten Fighter ''could'' take a level in Wizard, therefore being both a level ten Fighter and a level one Wizard. The joke is presumably that if BadAss badass was a class and you could take a level in it, you would thereby become BadAss badass where you weren't before. Actual RPG classes are, of course, supposed to be balanced so that literally taking one level in something doesn't normally make you greatly more powerful. Blending this with modern gaming, however, one can achieve what is known as "badass grinding", where one takes ''[[SerialEscalation multiple]]'' levels in badass.

If they were already Badass badass to begin with and notched it UpToEleven by imbuing the previously unpowered character with superpowers, it's EmpoweredBadassNormal.
12th Nov '16 2:51:27 PM TheBuddy26
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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''

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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''
24th Aug '16 7:56:21 PM AgentCH
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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to shut the fuck up."''

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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut the fuck up.up and let me punch you."''
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