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12th Oct '17 7:34:22 AM DarkDuel
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* Averted multiple times with the Impulse Gundam's combination/docking with its Silhouette Packs in the fanfiction ''Fanfic/GundamSeedDestinyAltered''. On the couple of occasions that one of the antagonists attempts to open fire on the inbound pack, one of the protagonists consistently intervenes to engage said opponent, preventing them from completing their attack.
10th Oct '17 6:10:19 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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* More like "Resurrection is a Free Action" in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII with the Twin Princes boss. After taking down Lorian, his younger brother Lothric teleports to his side and gives a lengthy speech before casting a spell to bring Lorian back. [[CutsceneIncompetence The Ashen One does nothing while this happens.]] Averted with further revives which take place during the boss fight itself, allowing the player to wail on Lothric as he casts the spell.
10th Sep '17 11:29:47 AM Flame
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** ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' plays this straight and subverts this. Partially justified as transformation sequence projects energy sphere that knocks everything back, protecting the Rider. Activating the transformation sequence is where the fun comes in.



** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' puts a little spin on this; transformation is not a free action, but so far attacking the Riders during their transformation has done nothing. The Riders are also capable of moving around during their transformation.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' puts a little spin on this; transformation is not a free action, but so far attacking the Riders during their transformation has done nothing. The Riders are also capable of moving around during their transformation.transformation.
** ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' brutally subverts this in ''Revival Of The Beast Squad'' special, [[spoiler: when Emu was attacked by [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Asakura]] and beaten to unconsciousness.]]
*** [[spoiler: This is a CallBack to ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' where Asakura attacked Kido mid-transformation, injuring his sword hand.]]
4th Sep '17 8:26:02 AM Peteman
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* Averted, brutally, in ''Injustice: Year 3'' #3. [[spoiler:Jason Blood]] tries to turn into [[spoiler:Etrigan the Demon]] as a powerful spectre is breaking through the room's magical defenses. He makes it most of the way through his transforming chant when the doors are knocked open and his flesh is instantly ripped from his bones.

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* Averted, brutally, in ''Injustice: Year 3'' #3. [[spoiler:Jason Blood]] tries to turn into [[spoiler:Etrigan the Demon]] as a powerful spectre is breaking through the room's magical defenses. He makes it most of the way through his transforming chant when the doors are knocked open and his flesh is instantly ripped from his bones.



** Played straight with ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', ''especially'' with Accel. However, it gets brutally subverted in one episode where an enemy interrupts Double's transformation by shooting a "sticky bullet" at his belt, plugging up one of the ports needed to transform and preventing him from changing.

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** Played straight with ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', ''especially'' with Accel. However, it gets brutally subverted in one episode where an enemy interrupts Double's transformation by shooting a "sticky bullet" at his belt, plugging up one of the ports needed to transform and preventing him from changing.
1st Sep '17 3:40:18 AM Tuomas
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** What you may wonder is ''where'' she got the gun, since [[GameplayAndStorySegregation you'd probably never put one in her hands in the first place]]. [[CutScenePowerToTheMax Or how she killed multiple powerful enemies with one attack from a weapon she doesn't even learn to use quickly]].
*** Obviously, she's still hanging on to the one she nearly killed you with at the start of the game. It's probably an heirloom, or something.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance She's practicing]]. In ''Disgaea 2'', she suddenly has an A rank in guns, the same rank she has in Spears and Axes
27th Aug '17 10:26:35 AM nombretomado
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* Any purge transformation in ''[[ArTonelico3 Ar Tonelico Qoga]]''. Quite often justified as the enemies are busy attacking their bodyguards... or perhap both them and TheHero are just being DistractedByTheSexy?

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* Any purge transformation in ''[[ArTonelico3 Ar Tonelico Qoga]]''.''VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel''. Quite often justified as the enemies are busy attacking their bodyguards... or perhap both them and TheHero are just being DistractedByTheSexy?
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.
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