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9th Feb '16 4:56:27 PM ultimomant
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* Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' wonders why Maou Ranger Red [[spoiler: actually Sirzechs in disguise but [[PaperThinDisguise Issei knew right away]]]] didn't attack him while he was transforming into his [[PoweredArmor Balance Breaker]]. His response:
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': ** Raynare impaled Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' while he was powering up. ** Issei wonders why Maou Ranger Red [[spoiler: actually Sirzechs in disguise but [[PaperThinDisguise Issei knew right away]]]] didn't attack him while he was transforming into his [[PoweredArmor Balance Breaker]]. His response:
29th Jan '16 9:58:18 AM arnoldmcguire335
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** The earlier Brave show ''Might Gaine'' actually did feature at least one incident involving a villain interrupting the gattai sequence.
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** The earlier Brave show ''Might Gaine'' actually did feature at least one incident involving a villain interrupting the gattai sequence. To explain: said villain managed to succeed to prevent the combination of the individual Braves using the robots Raijin and Jinrai, by firing an anti-combine magnet from the base and having Raijin and Jinrai surround it to disrupt the combination. Luckily Might Gunner ended it by firing at the ship's antenna which provided the anti-combination mechanism, and the villain gets it. '''By having said villain's ship getting rammed with the good guys' combined ultimate FinishingMove: Joint Dragon Fire.'''

* Averted in the ''Anime/DigimonAdventures'' movie "Our War Games", where Infermon was smart enough to attack Greymon and Kabuterimon before they could finish digivolving.
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* Averted in the ''Anime/DigimonAdventures'' ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' movie "Our War Games", Game!", where Infermon was smart enough to attack Greymon and Kabuterimon before they could finish digivolving.
20th Jan '16 9:30:14 AM Ohio9
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* Played straight in ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''. Like many magical girl shows, this one has extremely long transformation scenes that never get interrupted.
17th Jan '16 4:55:47 AM Ramona122003
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** In the 90s anime Usagi transformed while a fire ball was heading towards an elevator she and Mamoru were trapped in. This happened in seconds in real time while the long transformation happening, showing that the actual transformation is fast.
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** In the 90s anime Usagi transformed while a fire ball was heading towards an elevator she and Mamoru were trapped in. This happened in seconds in real time while the long transformation happening, took place, showing that the actual transformation is fast.
17th Jan '16 4:54:36 AM Ramona122003
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is the classic example where their transformations seem to go on forever without any of their enemies attempting to interrupt them. However there is some circumstantial evidence and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/SMMiniMangas/SMMangaInfoTransformationTime.jpg fan theory]] that this is because these sequences are viewer eye-candy only, in "real time" they take seconds. Also the fact that the enemy rarely actually sees the Senshi actually start the transformation. They'll often transform before they get there or duck around a corner and transform. One last season episode parodied the latter by Usagi searching for an empty room to transform.
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is ''Anime/SailorMoon'' ** Is the classic example where their transformations seem to go on forever without any of their enemies attempting to interrupt them. However there is some circumstantial evidence and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/SMMiniMangas/SMMangaInfoTransformationTime.jpg fan theory]] that this is because these sequences are viewer eye-candy only, in "real time" they take seconds. Also the fact that the enemy rarely actually sees the Senshi actually start the transformation. They'll often transform before they get there or duck around a corner and transform. One last season episode parodied the latter by Usagi searching for an empty room to transform.

* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has quite a reputation for this. After two decades of parody, most viewers expect at least five minutes of some guy glowing, getting bulkier, and going [="AAAAARRGGGGHHHHH"=] with nobody doing anything about it besides commenting on how much stronger he's getting. In practice, powering up more "normal" attacks tended to go exactly like this (especially as the series wore on), but really dramatic ones (the Spirit Bomb, infamously, was interrupted the first three times Goku tried to use it) and major transformations almost always had the enemy at least trying to disrupt them. Sometimes it worked, usually not.
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** In the 90s anime Usagi transformed while a fire ball was heading towards an elevator she and Mamoru were trapped in. This happened in seconds in real time while the long transformation happening, showing that the actual transformation is fast. * ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' ** Has quite a reputation for this. After two decades of parody, most viewers expect at least five minutes of some guy glowing, getting bulkier, and going [="AAAAARRGGGGHHHHH"=] with nobody doing anything about it besides commenting on how much stronger he's getting. In practice, powering up more "normal" attacks tended to go exactly like this (especially as the series wore on), but really dramatic ones (the Spirit Bomb, infamously, was interrupted the first three times Goku tried to use it) and major transformations almost always had the enemy at least trying to disrupt them. Sometimes it worked, usually not.

*** Somewhat earlier, when Goku is going Super Saiyan, Frieza, confident that Goku was no threat to him, just stands there watching him, not sure of what Goku was doing until after the change. Could be possible that Goku felt like he was just returning the favor when he let Frieza power up.
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*** Somewhat earlier, when Goku is going Super Saiyan, Frieza, confident that Goku was no threat to him, just stands there watching him, not sure of what Goku was doing until after the change. Could be possible that Goku felt like he was just returning the favor when he let Frieza power up. Although, most of that was because Frieza had no clue what was happening to Goku. He can't sense energy so he couldn't tell that Goku was getting stronger. Before then, the only known Saiyan transformation was their Great Ape forms.
16th Jan '16 9:47:26 AM Silverblade2
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* The first ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' game subverts this. If the player gets attacked while attempting a transformation dance, she needs to start over. However, the sequel, ''Risky's Revenge'' plays this straight. While performing a dance, the everything in the background (including the enemies) will pause.
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* The first ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' game subverts averts this. If the player gets attacked while attempting a transformation dance, she needs to start over. However, the sequel, ''Risky's Revenge'' plays this straight. While performing a dance, the everything in the background (including the enemies) will pause.
15th Jan '16 1:15:49 PM F1Krazy
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* Justified in ''[[Anime/NurseWitchKomugi Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R]]'', which makes a point of establishing in the first episode that the "[[InsistentTerminology Chan-G]]" takes only ''0.02 seconds'' in real-time.
12th Jan '16 9:28:20 AM Ohio9
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* Averted in ''TokyoMewMew'', when Kisshu knocks Ichigo's pendant out of her hand before she can transform in Episode 45.
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* Averted in ''TokyoMewMew'', when Kisshu knocks Ichigo's pendant out of her hand before she can transform in Episode 45. However, once a transformation starts, so does this trope. Transformation scenes are never interrupted.
6th Jan '16 1:01:04 PM elemt
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* In ''Webcomic/WildeLife'' werewolf transformation happens almost instantly, leaving no time to interfere and in fact being very surprising to the person who suddenly has a wolf in front of them. It's described by the author as being able to turn another "direction"; northward, southward, wolfward.
26th Dec '15 2:46:44 PM tropernaut
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* Parodied in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! episode 1 where Rin and Luvia faceplant into a bog and Illya and Miu transform to fish them out. During the entire sequence you can hear Rin and Luvia struggling for their lives in the background while the girls undergo the lengthy transformation and when it's done Rin and Luvia appear to be lifeless and motionless in the muck. When pulled out Rin asks why they took so long to rescue them.
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