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27th Jul '17 7:50:59 AM Everlighte
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** In TheMovie, we even get Nia piloting her own Ganmen in the final battle, who normally tends to not be one of the fighting characters, more serving as TheChick than as an actual pilot.

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** In TheMovie, we even get Nia piloting her own Ganmen Gunmen in the final battle, who normally tends to not be one of the fighting characters, more serving as TheChick than as an actual pilot.
14th Jul '17 3:03:22 PM DarkHunter
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*** The most shocking one is [[spoiler:Frieza, who spent his time returned to hell training himself to get rid of his inability to stop his stamina from leaking.

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*** The most shocking one is [[spoiler:Frieza, who spent his time returned to hell mentally training himself to get rid of his inability to stop his stamina from leaking.leaking]].
8th Jul '17 1:26:42 PM CG-Druid
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\n* In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon?'' there is the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure hero]] Bell Cranel, which becomes much more powerful in the course of the plot. In the first episode, he had to be rescued from a medium-strong monster, in the final episode, he was involved in destroying one of the dungeon's most powerful monsters.
* Shinichi Izumi from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'' also qualifies for this. He is infested by a parasite called Migi. At the beginning of the anime, he is a shy, almost frightened boy, but in the course of the action he becomes more and more a strong fighter. The fact that through Migi he becomes superhumanly strong, fast, and resistant, makes a difference.

19th Jun '17 9:26:05 PM MagiMecha
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', virtually ''everyone'' participating in the Tournament of Power hits this trope ''hard''.
*** Master Roshi is revealed to have taken a few levels, actually matching base form Goku in power and later trained with Puar to get rid of his perverted tendencies.
*** Krillin took Tien's Solar Flare attack and upgraded it into the 100x Solar Flare, powerful enough to blind you through your ''eyelids''.
*** Androids #17 and #18 are powerful enough to deal with Goku's Super Saiyan Blue form.
*** Not only did Gohan reobtain his Ultimate Form, he also made it powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with Super Saiyan Blue
*** The most shocking one is [[spoiler:Frieza, who spent his time returned to hell training himself to get rid of his inability to stop his stamina from leaking.
7th Apr '17 9:29:06 AM Willbyr
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* In ''ShamanKing'', Bokuto no Ryu takes a few levels in Badass after being left behind at Yoh's house. He reappears as a shaman without losing a single preliminary fight.

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* In ''ShamanKing'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Bokuto no Ryu takes a few levels in Badass after being left behind at Yoh's house. He reappears as a shaman without losing a single preliminary fight.
12th Mar '17 7:56:32 AM secretfan14
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* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' {{OAV}}, Wendy Earhart is just a goofy, [[{{Dojikko}} clumsy]] comic relief secretary. Then in the sequel ''R.O.D. the TV'', [[spoiler:she's a cold uber-assistant; assassinating non-combatant scientists and ordering TheMenInBlack to conquer countries]].

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* In the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' {{OAV}}, Wendy Earhart is just a goofy, [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]] comic relief secretary. Then in the sequel ''R.O.D. the TV'', [[spoiler:she's a cold uber-assistant; assassinating non-combatant scientists and ordering TheMenInBlack to conquer countries]].
12th Feb '17 9:43:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Nishiki Nishio]] has become a powerful and infamous Ghoul known for antagonizing [[TheHunter CCG]] and other Ghouls, alike. The methods or reason for his power-up haven't been revealed.

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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Nishiki Nishio]] has become a powerful and infamous Ghoul known for antagonizing [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] and other Ghouls, alike. The methods or reason for his power-up haven't been revealed.
27th Dec '16 12:25:16 PM DustSnitch
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** Tsuna takes even '''MORE''' levels in BadAss once he [[spoiler: upgrades to the Vongola Gear and gets the Oath Flame in the Inheritance Ceremony Arc and unlocks the [[UpToEleven Ultimate]] [[TranquilFury Dying Will Mode]] in the The Curse of the Rainbow Arc]]. ''Good lord!''

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** Tsuna takes even '''MORE''' levels in BadAss badass once he [[spoiler: upgrades to the Vongola Gear and gets the Oath Flame in the Inheritance Ceremony Arc and unlocks the [[UpToEleven Ultimate]] [[TranquilFury Dying Will Mode]] in the The Curse of the Rainbow Arc]]. ''Good lord!''



* In ''Kami Kaze'', OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent [[AmnesiacGod Misao Mikogami]] was originally a helpless DamselInDistress, terrified and powerless when introduced to a world of demons, [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]], and [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal Maniacs]] whose [[ButForMeItWasTuesday idea of a fun evening is slaughtering all the occupants of a fairly well-populated high school]]. [[TimeSkip Skip to a couple of months later]] and she is a ''PhysicalGod'' who takes down some of the most BadAss [[SealedEvilInACan hell-spawn to ever be let out of their can]] - things that even the most seasoned veterans can't make a scratch on - with ''a literal flick of her wrist''. Not only that, she [[MagnificentBastard takes on the other deities at their own game]], [[ShutUpHannibal throws their rhetoric back in their faces]], and actually [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers becomes far more powerful and influential]] than the leading male BadAss swordsman of the series (and this is a {{Seinen}} series we're talking about here). The only downside? Apparently taking that many levels in awesome leaves you emotionally unstable. There is a good reason why ''everyone'' [[GodzillaThreshold runs for cover when she gets mildly irritated by something]]. And [[BerserkButton God help you if you tell her that her boyfriend might be dead]] ([[FateWorseThanDeath very bad things happened to the last guy who said that]]).

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* In ''Kami Kaze'', OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent [[AmnesiacGod Misao Mikogami]] was originally a helpless DamselInDistress, terrified and powerless when introduced to a world of demons, [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]], and [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal Maniacs]] whose [[ButForMeItWasTuesday idea of a fun evening is slaughtering all the occupants of a fairly well-populated high school]]. [[TimeSkip Skip to a couple of months later]] and she is a ''PhysicalGod'' who takes down some of the most BadAss badass [[SealedEvilInACan hell-spawn to ever be let out of their can]] - things that even the most seasoned veterans can't make a scratch on - with ''a literal flick of her wrist''. Not only that, she [[MagnificentBastard takes on the other deities at their own game]], [[ShutUpHannibal throws their rhetoric back in their faces]], and actually [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveSupernaturalPowers becomes far more powerful and influential]] than the leading male BadAss badass swordsman of the series (and this is a {{Seinen}} series we're talking about here). The only downside? Apparently taking that many levels in awesome leaves you emotionally unstable. There is a good reason why ''everyone'' [[GodzillaThreshold runs for cover when she gets mildly irritated by something]]. And [[BerserkButton God help you if you tell her that her boyfriend might be dead]] ([[FateWorseThanDeath very bad things happened to the last guy who said that]]).
20th Dec '16 1:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Akasaka in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' definitely did some LevelGrinding in BadAss between his first fight against the Yamainu mid-first season and [[BigDamnHeroes the rematch]] against them by the end of the second one.

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* Akasaka in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' definitely did some LevelGrinding in BadAss badass between his first fight against the Yamainu mid-first season and [[BigDamnHeroes the rematch]] against them by the end of the second one.



** Kurono is in interesting case since his natural survival instincts make him a serious badass right from the first time he puts on the suit- he debatably never "levels up" at least not with regards to his own skill. However his CharacterDevelopment into the Gantz team's leader turns the team from an assorted group of bewildered innocents who are mostly fodder into a hardcore combat unit who can cut their way through armies of enemies without losing a man. This makes him ''many times'' more BadAss.

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** Kurono is in interesting case since his natural survival instincts make him a serious badass right from the first time he puts on the suit- he debatably never "levels up" at least not with regards to his own skill. However his CharacterDevelopment into the Gantz team's leader turns the team from an assorted group of bewildered innocents who are mostly fodder into a hardcore combat unit who can cut their way through armies of enemies without losing a man. This makes him ''many times'' more BadAss.badass.
19th Dec '16 6:46:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Akane Tsunemori from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' went from NaiveNewcomer to BadAssNormal after going through heaps of BreakTheCutie and a TraumaCongaLine. How BadAss did she get? She not only took out [[spoiler:BigBad {{Sociopath}} Makishima Shogo]], who had resident BadAss Kougami struggling against him, but also forces [[spoiler:the Sybil System]] to let her take the lead in recapturing him and makes it play by her terms.

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* Akane Tsunemori from ''Anime/PsychoPass'' went from NaiveNewcomer to BadAssNormal after going through heaps of BreakTheCutie and a TraumaCongaLine. How BadAss badass did she get? She not only took out [[spoiler:BigBad {{Sociopath}} Makishima Shogo]], who had resident BadAss badass Kougami struggling against him, but also forces [[spoiler:the Sybil System]] to let her take the lead in recapturing him and makes it play by her terms.



** Yahiko aside, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' has two other instances of levelling in BadAss:

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** Yahiko aside, ''Rurouni Kenshin'' has two other instances of levelling in BadAss:badass:
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