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9th Apr '18 12:04:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* This trope is ''the'' major theme in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. As the series is divided into three separate generations, it's only natural that the original protagonists grow from simple, traditional Gundam pilots into real badasses. For example, AGE-1 pilot Flit Asuno eventually becomes a Vice Admiral and base commander for the Earth Federation, then retires into a BadassGrandpa and mentor to his grandson Kio. Likewise, AGE-2 pilot Asemu Asuno grows up to become the [[BadassNormal "Super Pilot"]] of the Federation (complete with the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast badass monicker]] [[RedBaron White Devil]]), then goes MIA to become [[LovableRogue Captain Ash]], leader of the [[SpacePirates Bisidian space pirates]]. Now to see what Kio becomes...

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* This trope is ''the'' major theme in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. As the series is divided into three separate generations, it's only natural that the original protagonists grow from simple, traditional Gundam pilots into real badasses. For example, AGE-1 pilot Flit Asuno eventually becomes a Vice Admiral and base commander for the Earth Federation, then retires into a BadassGrandpa and mentor to his grandson Kio. Likewise, AGE-2 pilot Asemu Asuno grows up to become the [[BadassNormal "Super Pilot"]] of the Federation (complete with the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast badass monicker]] [[RedBaron White Devil]]), then goes MIA to become [[LovableRogue Captain Ash]], leader of the [[SpacePirates Bisidian space pirates]]. Now to see what Kio becomes...
8th Apr '18 9:30:58 AM XTCC11
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* Kazuma of ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', in the backstory. Exiled a few years ago for getting his ass handed to him by his little cousin, by the present time he's become the most badass character in the show, handily defeating anyone and everyone (including his dad) without breaking a sweat. Turns out his exile was the best thing to happen to him, since [[BlackSheep he lacked]] his family's [[PlayingWithFire flair for fire]]. Instead, he found his [[BlowYouAway talent for the wind]].

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* Kazuma of ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', in the backstory. Exiled a few years ago for getting his ass handed to him by his little cousin, by the present time he's become the ''the'' most badass powerful character in the show, handily defeating anyone and everyone (including his dad) without breaking a sweat. Turns out his exile was the best thing to happen to him, since [[BlackSheep he lacked]] his family's [[PlayingWithFire flair for fire]]. Instead, he found his [[BlowYouAway talent for the wind]].
8th Apr '18 9:22:56 AM XTCC11
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** And how about [[spoiler:Keiichi Maebara]] toward the end of the second season? Granted, he went the inspirational leader route rather than the ass-kicking one, but he did it with such panache that I almost expected him to bust out a pair of distinctive [[CoolShades pointy orange sunglasses]] and scream "[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann GATTAI!]]"

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** And how about [[spoiler:Keiichi Maebara]] toward the end of the second season? Granted, he went the inspirational leader route rather than the ass-kicking one, but he did it with such panache that I almost expected him to bust out a pair of distinctive [[CoolShades pointy orange sunglasses]] and scream "[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann GATTAI!]]"one.
7th Apr '18 12:52:18 PM Gamermaster
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** All of the Forwards advance by two PowerLevels on the mage ranking scale by the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'': Teana, Subaru, and Erio go from B to AA, and Caro, from C+ to A+. By ''[=ViVid=]'', Teana is ''[[TheAce S Ranked]]''.

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** All of the Forwards advance by two PowerLevels on the mage ranking scale by the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'': Teana, Subaru, and Erio go from B to AA, and Caro, from C+ to A+. By ''[=ViVid=]'', Teana is ''[[TheAce S Ranked]]''.S-Ranked]]''.



** After the original Visual Novel he's apparently even ''more'' badass without having to give in to his Nanaya side. [[AllThereInTheManual He's apparently killed three Dead Apostle Ancestors since then.]] [[spoiler:His Nanaya side is actually the thing that scares him the most because he's afraid it's merely an unstoppable [[strike:killing]] murdering psychopath.]]

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** After the original Visual Novel he's apparently even ''more'' badass without having to give in to his Nanaya side. [[AllThereInTheManual He's apparently killed three Dead Apostle Ancestors since then.]] [[spoiler:His Nanaya side is actually the thing that scares him the most because he's afraid it's merely an unstoppable [[strike:killing]] murdering psychopath.]]
7th Apr '18 12:51:33 PM Gamermaster
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** All of the Forwards advance by two PowerLevels on the mage ranking scale by the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'': Teana, Subaru, and Erio go from B to AA, and Caro, from C+ to A+. By ''[=ViVid=]'', Teana is ''S-Ranked''.

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** All of the Forwards advance by two PowerLevels on the mage ranking scale by the end of ''[=StrikerS=]'': Teana, Subaru, and Erio go from B to AA, and Caro, from C+ to A+. By ''[=ViVid=]'', Teana is ''S-Ranked''.''[[TheAce S Ranked]]''.
18th Jan '18 10:16:33 PM GreatKeith
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*** [[spoiler: In ''Manga/UQHolder'', Yue and Nodoka have ascended even further to become Legend-Class Heroes, seemingly on par with [[WorldsStrongestMan Rakan]] and [[GravityMaster Albeiro Imma]], two of Nagi's most powerful companions. For those keeping score, Yue and Nodoka went from ordinary schoolgirls to warriors so feared the ''cast of immortal heroes'' in this story are '''afraid of them'''.]]
4th Nov '17 10:26:36 PM BobRiddle
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** And speaking of Ramiel, this time it can shapeshift, blow up mountains, and take ''two'' hits instead of one before perishing.
4th Oct '17 8:49:32 AM Ultraman-Prime
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* ''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.

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* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' pretty much has every major boxer go through this at least once throughout the plot. In particular, this is most apparant apparent 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.
26th Sep '17 9:11:58 AM MagiMecha
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** Misty's Psyduck in the Kanto reunion episodes of ''Sun and Moon''. Before, Psyduck was a total idiot, only able to do a trickle with its Water Gun attack and its powerful Psychic moves only come about because of headaches. When she brings him out again, his Water Gun is a ''lot'' more powerful and he can use his Psychic powers with ease, though he's hit with a DelayedReaction (Misty told him to use Confusion, but only remembered it when he landed on his head... then it took him a little bit longer to remember the fall on his head.)
14th Sep '17 4:02:19 PM IceMaster
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