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26th May '16 11:40:50 AM Willbyr
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* Hiro in ''PrincessResurrection''. In the early series he was a complete deadweight, whose only real job was to do repair jobs around the house since he was... you know... useless at fighting. And then he almost singlehandedly wiped out an army of mummies with a hatchet.

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* Hiro in ''PrincessResurrection''.''Manga/PrincessResurrection''. In the early series he was a complete deadweight, whose only real job was to do repair jobs around the house since he was... you know... useless at fighting. And then he almost singlehandedly wiped out an army of mummies with a hatchet.



* Shu in ''Anime/{{Now and Then Here and There}}''. He spends the entire series being kind, idealistic, and an extreme pacifist. When [[spoiler: Nabuca dies]], Shu drops the cheerful disposition, becomes hard as stone (at least for the time being), and singlehandedly succeeds in freeing all the prisoners, rescuing the [[MysteriousWaif Magical Girl]], and beating the crap out of the BigBad.

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* Shu in ''Anime/{{Now and Then Here and There}}''.''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''. He spends the entire series being kind, idealistic, and an extreme pacifist. When [[spoiler: Nabuca dies]], Shu drops the cheerful disposition, becomes hard as stone (at least for the time being), and singlehandedly succeeds in freeing all the prisoners, rescuing the [[MysteriousWaif Magical Girl]], and beating the crap out of the BigBad.
26th May '16 4:41:18 AM KageFuusha
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** Dr. Marcoh takes one when he takes on Greed by using his knowledge of Philosopher Stones and a transmutation circle on his palm to destroy Greed's Philosopher Stones and reduce Greed from a huge monster to a small slug.

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** Dr. Marcoh takes one when he takes on Greed Envy by using his knowledge of Philosopher Stones and a transmutation circle on his palm to destroy Greed's Envy's Philosopher Stones and reduce Greed Envy from a huge monster to a small slug.
26th May '16 4:40:27 AM KageFuusha
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** Dr. Marcoh takes one when he takes on Greed by using his knowledge of Philosopher Stones and a transmutation circle on his palm to destroy Greed's Philosopher Stones and reduce Greed from a huge monster to a small slug.
26th May '16 4:35:49 AM KageFuusha
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* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', Greed is easily taken down by [[spoiler:Wrath/King Bradley]]. However, [[spoiler:once he's resurrected in Ling's body, he's able (somewhat) hold his own against Wrath, presumably by at least partially drawing on Ling's combat skills]].

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* In ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'', Greed is easily taken down by [[spoiler:Wrath/King Bradley]]. However, [[spoiler:once he's resurrected in Ling's body, he's able to (somewhat) hold his own against Wrath, presumably by at least partially drawing on Ling's combat skills]].
7th Apr '16 9:50:23 PM TSBasilisk
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** Sakura was TheLoad for Team Seven, her only contribution in Part 1 being to delay the Sound Genin while her teammates were unconscious. After realizing she was always relying on her teammates, she resolved to become strong enough to support Naruto so the two of them could bring back Sasuke. After the time skip she learned Tsunade's super-strength and healing techniques, the latter of which made her invaluable, and at the end of the Fourth Ninja World War was able to fight on near-equal footing with her teammates.
25th Mar '16 9:51:02 AM Willbyr
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* Tsukune from ''[[RosarioToVampire Rosario+Vampire]]'' started the series as your typical loser harem lead, but then Moka injected him with vampire blood to save his life and he gained temporary vampire powers, which was repeated in later encounters with monsters. After a while, the constant injections turned him into a mindless ghoul, though he was saved by having that form sealed up. Since then, he has been able to call upon his ghoul powers at will, and with training from Moka, has undeniably become a full-time badass.

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* Tsukune from ''[[RosarioToVampire Rosario+Vampire]]'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' started the series as your typical loser harem lead, but then Moka injected him with vampire blood to save his life and he gained temporary vampire powers, which was repeated in later encounters with monsters. After a while, the constant injections turned him into a mindless ghoul, though he was saved by having that form sealed up. Since then, he has been able to call upon his ghoul powers at will, and with training from Moka, has undeniably become a full-time badass.
25th Mar '16 9:16:05 AM Willbyr
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* It's arguable that a number of characters from ''TenchiMuyo'' have these sorts of jumps, though some of them are kinda jarring:

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* It's arguable that a number of characters from ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' have these sorts of jumps, though some of them are kinda jarring:



** The third? Seina Yamada of ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' (a continuation of the original [=OVAs=]). When we first see him, he's the franchise's biggest ButtMonkey due to his horrible bad luck (they even talk about it in the series' end theme!). He doesn't take the level until near the end when he's tossed into a machine that resembles {{Dual Zinv}} and, after he finds out that the pirates that were after him not only had TeamPet Fuku, but also forcibly made her reproduce other cabbits, he flipped out and tore apart the pirate fleet on his own.

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** The third? Seina Yamada of ''TenchiMuyoGXP'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' (a continuation of the original [=OVAs=]). When we first see him, he's the franchise's biggest ButtMonkey due to his horrible bad luck (they even talk about it in the series' end theme!). He doesn't take the level until near the end when he's tossed into a machine that resembles {{Dual Zinv}} and, after he finds out that the pirates that were after him not only had TeamPet Fuku, but also forcibly made her reproduce other cabbits, he flipped out and tore apart the pirate fleet on his own.
23rd Mar '16 9:53:10 AM Willbyr
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* ''HajimeNoIppo'' pretty much has every major boxer go through this at least once throughout the plot. In particular, this is most apparant in series protagonist Ippo Makunouchi who started out as an ExtremeDoormat who was always getting beaten up daily by bullies but eventually becomes one of the best boxers in Japan.

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* ''HajimeNoIppo'' ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' pretty much has every major boxer go through this at least once throughout the plot. In particular, this is most apparant in series protagonist Ippo Makunouchi who started out as an ExtremeDoormat who was always getting beaten up daily by bullies but eventually becomes one of the best boxers in Japan.



* In ''ZatchBell'', when the heroes are training in preparation for the battle with Clear Note, [[spoiler:Kanchome]] takes several levels in badass, moving up from being one of the weakest demons in the battle to [[spoiler:becoming the second strongest demon in the entire series, able to force Zatch to use Baou Zakeruga just to survive a fight against him, and completely demolishing Clear's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Gorm]].

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* In ''ZatchBell'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', when the heroes are training in preparation for the battle with Clear Note, [[spoiler:Kanchome]] takes several levels in badass, moving up from being one of the weakest demons in the battle to [[spoiler:becoming the second strongest demon in the entire series, able to force Zatch to use Baou Zakeruga just to survive a fight against him, and completely demolishing Clear's [[TheDragon Dragon]], Gorm]].



* In ''PokemonSpecial'', this and CharacterDevelopment is a given to all of the protagonists in their own respective arcs, but special mention to [[FriendToAllLivingThings Yellow]] must be given. She initially just tries to run away from battles, endangers herself when trying to protect others, doesn't know her own Pokemon's move sets very well, doesn't know what evolution is, ''cries'' when her Rattata does so (initially thinking it was gone forever), etc, etc. By the end of the arc, she's fighting ''Lance'' (who is much of a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating bastard as his game counterpart]]) of all people all by herself, her first strategy involving surfing on ''lava'' to create a ''tornado'' to suck him into it, and when that fails and her arm gets broken, she tries even harder and ends up simply blowing him away (albeit with some backup) with a ''massive'' burst of energy.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', this and CharacterDevelopment is a given to all of the protagonists in their own respective arcs, but special mention to [[FriendToAllLivingThings Yellow]] must be given. She initially just tries to run away from battles, endangers herself when trying to protect others, doesn't know her own Pokemon's move sets very well, doesn't know what evolution is, ''cries'' when her Rattata does so (initially thinking it was gone forever), etc, etc. By the end of the arc, she's fighting ''Lance'' (who is much of a [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating bastard as his game counterpart]]) of all people all by herself, her first strategy involving surfing on ''lava'' to create a ''tornado'' to suck him into it, and when that fails and her arm gets broken, she tries even harder and ends up simply blowing him away (albeit with some backup) with a ''massive'' burst of energy.
23rd Mar '16 6:49:29 AM Willbyr
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* ''VampireKnight'': Yuuki Cross is a straight example, going from something of a DistressedDamsel to an ''awesome'' ActionGirl after [[spoiler:Kaname transforms her back into a vampire]]. Chairman Cross is a subversion; he was a former [[spoiler:vampire hunter]] before the series, and returned to being badass later in the series.

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* ''VampireKnight'': ''Manga/VampireKnight'': Yuuki Cross is a straight example, going from something of a DistressedDamsel to an ''awesome'' ActionGirl after [[spoiler:Kaname transforms her back into a vampire]]. Chairman Cross is a subversion; he was a former [[spoiler:vampire hunter]] before the series, and returned to being badass later in the series.
12th Mar '16 6:45:42 PM Psi001
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** During the Sinnoh era, Jessie became a competent Pokemon coordinator and even won several contests without cheating (compared to Hoenn where she failed miserably). Similarly James and Meowth got their HiddenDepths expanded upon. It has been a recurring plot focussince then that the trio [[CutLexLuthorACheck are formidable in many areas that aren't villainy]], as proved in many episodes where they are pit against the heroes while [[GoKartingWithBowser off the clock.]]
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