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16th Aug '17 11:17:33 AM nighttrainfm
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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy {{Transformation Sequence}}s (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish. This one is odd, however; as in their initial appearance it was shown the Fireball's transformation was of the "instant Magical girl Transformation variety".

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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy {{Transformation Sequence}}s (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish. This one is odd, however; however, as in their initial appearance it was shown the Fireball's transformation was of the "instant Magical girl Transformation variety".
12th Aug '17 2:20:18 PM nombretomado
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* SonicTheHedgehog, when he transforms into [[SuperForm Super Sonic]] in the original games (VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 and onwards), you are only suspended in the air for a second or two while you transform. In the 3-D games, anytime Sonic transforms into Super Sonic, it takes a good ten seconds to summon the Chaos Emeralds, close eyes, absorb the emeralds, then "explode" into Super Sonic in a cutscene, and only once, in SonicUnleashed, does someone attempt to stop it. It doesn't work. This transformation goes quicker when transforming during normal gameplay in VideoGame/SonicColors and VideoGame/SonicGenerations.

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* SonicTheHedgehog, when he transforms into [[SuperForm Super Sonic]] in the original games (VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 and onwards), you are only suspended in the air for a second or two while you transform. In the 3-D games, anytime Sonic transforms into Super Sonic, it takes a good ten seconds to summon the Chaos Emeralds, close eyes, absorb the emeralds, then "explode" into Super Sonic in a cutscene, and only once, in SonicUnleashed, ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', does someone attempt to stop it. It doesn't work. This transformation goes quicker when transforming during normal gameplay in VideoGame/SonicColors and VideoGame/SonicGenerations.
6th Aug '17 6:09:54 AM KaworuS
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* Most often though, it simply looks like the transformation really is [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons a Free Action]] in that it effectively takes no time in-universe, with no explanation whatsoever.

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* Most '''''Most often though, it simply looks like though''''', the transformation really is '''really is''' [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons a Free Action]] in that it effectively takes no ''near zero'' time in-universe, with no explanation whatsoever.
in-universe. Some content even explaining it takes fractions of a second, and the extended transformation sequence showcased is simply an exaggeration giving viewers {{Fanservice}}.



*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy {{Transformation Sequence}}s (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish.

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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy {{Transformation Sequence}}s (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish. This one is odd, however; as in their initial appearance it was shown the Fireball's transformation was of the "instant Magical girl Transformation variety".
5th Aug '17 7:26:23 PM DarkHunter
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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy TransformationSequences (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish.

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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy TransformationSequences {{Transformation Sequence}}s (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish.
5th Aug '17 7:25:51 PM DarkHunter
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*** When the Kamikaze Fireballs begin lengthy TransformationSequences (being parodies of {{Magical Girl}}s), Android 17 just blasts them in the middle of it. Toppo gets angry at him, saying it's unjust to attack someone in the middle of a transformation (he's a {{Sentai}} parody, so it's understandable he'd think that way). Goku and Vegeta let it happen mostly because they enjoy fighting people at their strongest, and wanted to see what kind of power the trio had. 17 is ultimately convinced to stand down and let them finish.
5th Aug '17 5:53:31 PM Ravaelt
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* In WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender it is left ambiguous until "Stayin' Alive", where it is subverted and lampshaded.
-->'''Keith:''' I don't think the {{Robeast}} is gonna sit around and wait for us to transform.
24th Jul '17 12:25:14 PM TheSinful
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* Dragoon transformations in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' appear to take several seconds but no one ever attacks someone mid-transformation. However, given that the transformations can be done in a flash of light in combat, and Dart managing to transform ''after'' a wingly had already fired a spell at him, it's likely that the TransformationSequence is only for the audience. The transformations that do take longer, such as Dart's first transformation don't provoke any attacks, likely because Dragoons are at best a barely remembered legend so most enemies have no idea what's happening.
18th Jul '17 10:10:26 AM BeerBaron
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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' with the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf form]]. It isn't rare for a player to activate werewolf form during a fight, only to be cut or shot down during the transformation sequence. This isn't helped by werewolf form effectively turning your PlayerCharacter into a fast-moving GlassCannon and that [=NPCs=] will turn hostile before you even enter their line of sight. It can be subverted if your health is high enough, though, as enemies hack away at you without doing serious damage, and with the Glass removed from the Cannon, it's an OSM as you become a horrifying, fast-moving, unstoppable death monster.
** The vampire lord transformation in the ''Dawnguard'' DLC likewise takes several seconds during which the player is vulnerable. In fact, the player is vulnerable for even longer than it looks, because even once the physical form has changed, it can take some time for the magic spells to get ready for use.
** Played straight the first time Farkas transforms, though: his enemies would have had plenty of time to cut him to pieces in the middle of his transformation, but instead just stand there.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averted]] ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Averted
in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Bloodmoon'' expansion with the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] transformation. It takes several seconds for the change to take effect.
**
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' with Skyrim]]'':
*** Once again averted by
the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf form]]. transformation. It isn't rare for a player takes several seconds following activation to activate transform. Not helping matters is that the werewolf form during itself is a fight, only GlassCannon, which can dish out significant damage (including some OneHitKO attacks) but is severely lacking in defenses. If you plan to be use the werewolf form, it is highly advised that you activate it ''before'' initiating combat with your target.
*** Played With in the Companions questline, when Farkas first transforms. The [[CreatureHunterOrganization Silver Hand]] members standing around him easily could have
cut or shot down during him to pieces in the middle of his transformation, but they just sort of [[MookChivalry stand there]]...
*** The [[SuperMode Vampire Lord]]
transformation sequence. This isn't helped added by werewolf form effectively turning your PlayerCharacter into a fast-moving GlassCannon and that [=NPCs=] will turn hostile before you even enter their line of sight. It can be subverted if your health is high enough, though, as enemies hack away at you without doing serious damage, and with the Glass removed from the Cannon, it's an OSM as you become a horrifying, fast-moving, unstoppable death monster.
** The vampire lord transformation in
the ''Dawnguard'' DLC likewise takes several seconds to complete, during which the player transformee is vulnerable. In fact, the player PlayerCharacter is vulnerable for even longer than it looks, because looks because, even once the physical form has changed, it can take some time for the magic spells to get ready for use.
** Played straight the first time Farkas transforms, though: his enemies would have had plenty of time to cut him to pieces in the middle of his transformation, but instead just stand there.
use.
18th Jul '17 9:50:06 AM nighttrainfm
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*** Frieza attempted to attack Goku while he was transforming into a Super Saiyan Blue, but Goku sternly told him to knock it off and he did.

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*** Frieza attempted While powering up to attack Goku while he was transforming into a Super Saiyan Blue, Blue against Frieza, Goku closes his eyes. Frieza considers blasting him, but Goku sternly told - without looking - reminds Frieza that he can sense him and tells him to knock it off and he did.off.
3rd Jul '17 7:49:30 PM Kadorhal
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where it takes Vehicle {{Anime/Voltron}} so long to transform (partially because they screwed it up so badly at least once) that nearly everyone they were supposed to rescue is dead by the time they actually got there.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where it takes Vehicle {{Anime/Voltron}} so long to transform (partially because they screwed it up so badly at least once) and had to go back several steps to try again) that nearly everyone they were supposed to rescue is dead by the time they actually got there.there (and the only one left [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] after realizing it's "not even the ''[[Anime/GoLion real]]'' Voltron, just [[Anime/DairuggerXV that stupid vehicle one]]!").



* Subverted in grand style in an episode of the 2011 ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' series. A hypersonic Robeast specifically designed to attack Voltron while forming is sent to Arus by Prince Lotor. Daniel's Voltcom powers are crucial in defeating it, as his speed-based powers allow Voltron to compress its combination sequence from 36 seconds to just four. Or as it was put in the comments section on a video recording of the Flash Form on Website/YouTube,
** *CLANG* *CLANG* *CLANG* *CLANG* INSTANT VOLTRON!

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* Subverted in grand style in an episode of the 2011 ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' series. A hypersonic Robeast specifically designed to attack Voltron while forming is sent to Arus by Prince Lotor. Daniel's Voltcom powers are crucial in defeating it, as his speed-based powers allow Voltron to compress its combination sequence from 36 seconds to just four. Or as it was put in the comments section on a video recording of the Flash Form on Website/YouTube,
** *CLANG*
Website/YouTube:
-->*CLANG*
*CLANG* *CLANG* *CLANG* INSTANT VOLTRON!



* Notably [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' in service of TheUnreveal. In "Omens Part Two," BigBad Mumm-Ra attempts his [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull incantation]] to trigger a OneWingedAngel ("''Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform this decayed form...''") only to be interrupted [[spoiler:[[WeakenedByTheLight by the rising sun burning his skin]].]]

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* Notably [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 the 2011 series]], in service of TheUnreveal. In "Omens Part Two," BigBad Mumm-Ra attempts his [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull incantation]] to trigger a OneWingedAngel ("''Ancient Spirits of Evil, transform this decayed form...''") only to be interrupted [[spoiler:[[WeakenedByTheLight by the rising sun burning his skin]].]]
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