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21st Jul '16 3:23:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The G1 Mane Cast get this as well, the Rainbow of Light having made them TheAgeless. What do they do with it? Spend several thousand years kicking the flank of any monster who dares threaten Pony Kind. This includes [[spoiler:managing to ''beat Discord'' in a straight up fight (though unfortunately, he managed to escape)]] and beating back Grogar (who in this universe also counts as this trope, being a DangerouslyGenreSavvy EvilOverlord who can go toe to toe with ''[[RealityWarper Discord]]'') every 500 years. Of note are Mimic, who managed to fight Discord head on and ultimately break his tooth ''permanently'' in a DyingMomentOfAwesome, and Shady, who [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn was Discord's]] TheDragon and ultimately redeemed herself by holding him in place for the Princesses to beat him.]]

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** The G1 Mane Cast get this as well, the Rainbow of Light having made them TheAgeless. What do they do with it? Spend several thousand years kicking the flank of any monster who dares threaten Pony Kind. This includes [[spoiler:managing to ''beat Discord'' in a straight up fight (though unfortunately, he managed to escape)]] and beating back Grogar (who in this universe also counts as this trope, being a DangerouslyGenreSavvy EvilOverlord who can go toe to toe with ''[[RealityWarper Discord]]'') every 500 years. Of note are Mimic, who managed to fight Discord head on and ultimately break his tooth ''permanently'' in a DyingMomentOfAwesome, and Shady, who [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn was Discord's]] TheDragon and ultimately redeemed herself by holding him in place for the Princesses to beat him.]]



* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls'' and ''FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver Script has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.

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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls'' and ''FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver Script has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.
16th Jun '16 3:22:34 PM mkmlp
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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls and Fanfic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver Script has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.

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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls'' and Fanfic/TheAlchemistHeart'': ''FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver Script has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.
16th Jun '16 3:21:03 PM mkmlp
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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls and FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.

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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls and FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Fanfic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver Script has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.
16th Jun '16 3:19:20 PM mkmlp
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* ''FanFic/WhenAPonyCalls and FanFic/TheAlchemistHeart'': Over the course of the series, Soren/Silver has gone from an inexperienced teenage boy turned female pony, to holding his/her own against Twilight, to fighting monsters in the Everfree, to charging {{EldritchAbomination}}s with a shot gun in a BadFuture.
2nd Jun '16 11:46:07 AM Robinton
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* [[ButtMonkey Jaune Arc]] in ''Fanfic/TheGamesWePlay''. [[UpToEleven Repeatedly]], and [[LevelGrinding rather literally]]. One day, his life becomes a video game. One year later, [[HolyShitQuotient he's dragging]] the [[BigBad creator of the Grimm]] "kicking and screaming up the Tree of Life."
** The Grimm take a [[PuppeteerParasite few]] [[TheDreaded levels]], [[{{Kaiju}} too]].
21st May '16 3:15:55 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': After waking up from a coma, Asuka trains hard and becomes a best fighter, managing to kill an Angel which had beaten all remaining pilots.
6th May '16 12:17:39 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': In the original series, the main characters were humans with average abilities. Here, Shinji becomes a sorcerer with psychic powers and fulgurkinesis, Asuka a SuperSoldier and Rei a {{Plaguemaster}}.


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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Shinji and Asuka are more experienced and better fighters than their canon selves, since their immaturity and psychological issues aren't holding back their potential.
5th Apr '16 1:16:55 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', thanks to [[TheHero Taylor]]'s [[PoweredArmor suits]] increasing strength, speed... many characters become badasses (Emma goes from being an average girl to smashing a tank with a mop) or increase their badassery (Sophia).
26th Mar '16 8:19:40 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In "Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers", Sansa Stark pretty much takes a level and then some. [[spoiler: She first kills Ser Shadrich with a knife when he attempts to rape her, then manages to enlist both the Brotherhood after convincing them not to kill Sandor, and the Burned Men by willingly getting her hand burnt, to help her overthrow Littlefinger. This finally culminates with them assaulting the Eyrie whilst Sansa is being tried for murdering Sweetrobin Arryn. The end result, Sansa beating Littlefinger at his own game (along with him getting a well-deserved beatdown courtesy of Lady Stoneheart).]]

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* In "Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers", ''Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers'', Sansa Stark pretty much takes a level and then some. [[spoiler: She first kills Ser Shadrich with a knife when he attempts to rape her, then manages to enlist both the Brotherhood after convincing them not to kill Sandor, and the Burned Men by willingly getting her hand burnt, to help her overthrow Littlefinger. This finally culminates with them assaulting the Eyrie whilst Sansa is being tried for murdering Sweetrobin Arryn. The end result, Sansa beating Littlefinger at his own game (along with him getting a well-deserved beatdown courtesy of Lady Stoneheart).]]



*** In chapter 70, he takes on, in succession, [[spoiler: a couple of dozen or so Aurors and Ministry personnel in an assault on the Ministry itself, a couple of dozen SHIELD Agents on the Helicarrier, Captain America, Black Widow ''and'' Hawkeye ''at the same time'' on the now sinking Helicarrier, multiple Secret Service Agents in an assault on the White House, and Wolverine.]] And he does this while [[spoiler: holding back to spare as many people as possible]].



*** As of Chapter 50, he's [[spoiler: removed Von Strucker, taken control of the Winter Soldier, and with him, HYDRA]]. Which turns out to have been what he was planning to do all along.
** Harry. Oh, Harry. From the start as a somewhat shell shocked thirteen year old, in a couple of months he's gained enough confidence to subtly assert himself as a Prince of Asgard, beat an Asgardian kid his age, a LightningBruiser about twice his size who's been trained by Sif herself, in a sparring duel without using magic (though Loki had enhanced him to the level of an Asgardian of his age and build for his own safety before going to Asgard) and by playing to his strengths (agility, speed and an insane disregard for personal safety), [[CallingTheOldManOut call Odin out very loudly indeed]], stand up and deliver a combined threat and BadassBoast to [[spoiler: [[TheDreaded the Disir]]]], [[ThePlan formulate a plan to get himself and his new friends ]], [[OriginalCharacter Uhtred]] and [[spoiler: Diana of Themyscira]] - [[GuileHero both of whom will prove to be powerful allies in the fullness of time - home safely after being abducted, a plan which plays to all their strengths,]] and befriend Huginn and Muninn. Oh, and he's learning how to fight from Clint and Natasha, among others.
** All of the kids take a level or several dozen in/by chapters 59 and 60. Harry is, by this point, capable of sending a moderately powerful Winter Fae running for its life, before blasting it out of the sky. Carol is capable of coming up with an on the fly plan which Uhtred comments would impress Sif. And then, after the temporary PlotRelevantAgeUp, [[spoiler: Harry's pummelling supersized werewolves to mush, burning holes in mountains, flying, punking Project Ultimatum, a proto Destroyer that flies from the Colorado Rockies to well East of Moscow and impressing Baron Zemo, who compliments him, Diana's tearing Project Ultimatum apart with her bare hands while Zemo is trying to use it to incinerate her, Jean-Paul's showing how deadly rocks thrown at mach speeds can be, Uhtred's treating a giant werewolf trying to eat him as an inconvenience - he's mainly annoyed that no one else is paying attention, Carol's shown such potential as a [[TheStrategist strategist]] that the fucking Winter Soldier notices, and his analytical Soldier personality suggests that she is the main threat, as she's holding the others together as a group, and must be eliminated. While the Bucky side of the Soldier objects, violently]] it's a real mark of how {{Badass}} you are that, on a battlefield with three PhysicalGod|s, two of whom possess raw strength/power in the Thor range and are comfortably rated at Omega Class, one of which has a lot of combat training, the other of which has some and is excellent at [[IndyPloy improvising]], the third of which is the protégé of Sif herself with a very big axe, and a potentially very dangerous speedster, with only basic peak human / SuperSoldier abilities, you're considered the main threat by [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier himself]].

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*** As of Chapter 50, he's [[spoiler: removed Von Strucker, taken control of the Winter Soldier, and with him, HYDRA]]. Which turns out to have been what he was planning to do all along.
along. By chapter 74, he's a bona fide EvilOverlord having [[spoiler: neutralised the Avengers, crippled SHIELD, stolen multiple ''tons'' of Vibranium and sauntered into the UN to extract the surrender of the world, backed up by a now Vibranium hulled teleporting Helicarrier.]] While the backlash the following chapter is epic, there's no denying that he's badass.
** Harry. Oh, Harry. From the start as a somewhat shell shocked thirteen year old, in a couple of months he's gained enough confidence to subtly assert himself as a Prince of Asgard, beat an Asgardian kid his age, a LightningBruiser about twice his size who's been trained by Sif herself, in a sparring duel match without using magic (though Loki had enhanced him to the level of an Asgardian of his age and build for his own safety before going to Asgard) and by playing to his strengths (agility, speed and an insane disregard for personal safety), [[CallingTheOldManOut call Odin out very loudly indeed]], stand up and deliver a combined threat and BadassBoast to [[spoiler: [[TheDreaded the Disir]]]], [[ThePlan formulate a plan to get himself and his new friends ]], friends]], [[OriginalCharacter Uhtred]] and [[spoiler: Diana of Themyscira]] - [[GuileHero both of whom will prove to be powerful allies in the fullness of time - home safely after being abducted, abducted - with a plan which plays to all their strengths,]] and befriend Huginn and Muninn. Oh, and he's learning how to fight from Clint and Natasha, among others.
** All of the kids take a level or several dozen in/by chapters 59 and 60. Harry is, by this point, capable of sending a moderately powerful Winter Fae running for its life, before blasting it out of the sky. Carol is capable of coming up with an on the fly plan which Uhtred comments would impress Sif. And then, after the temporary PlotRelevantAgeUp, [[spoiler: Harry's pummelling supersized werewolves to mush, burning holes in mountains, flying, punking Project Ultimatum, a proto Destroyer that flies from the Colorado Rockies to well East of Moscow and impressing Baron Zemo, who compliments him, Diana's tearing Project Ultimatum apart with her bare hands while Zemo is trying to use it to incinerate her, Jean-Paul's showing how deadly rocks thrown at mach speeds can be, Uhtred's treating a giant werewolf trying to eat him as an inconvenience - he's mainly annoyed that no one else is paying attention, Carol's shown such potential as a [[TheStrategist strategist]] that the fucking Winter Soldier notices, and his analytical Soldier personality suggests that she is the main threat, as she's holding the others together as a group, and must be eliminated. While the Bucky side of the Soldier objects, violently]] it's a real mark of how {{Badass}} you are that, on a battlefield with three PhysicalGod|s, {{PhysicalGod}}s, two of whom possess raw strength/power in the Thor range and are comfortably rated at Omega Class, range, one of which has a lot of combat training, the other of which has some and is excellent at [[IndyPloy improvising]], the third of which is the protégé of Sif herself with a very big axe, and a potentially very dangerous speedster, with only basic peak human / SuperSoldier human[=/=]SuperSoldier abilities, you're considered the main threat by [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier himself]].himself]].
*** By chapter 70, Harry can mow through a HYDRA assault force [[spoiler: before getting temporarily killed by Daken.]] Having learnt his lesson, by chapter 74 he can [[BulletDodgesYou stop bullets in midair]], hold a HYDRA assault force at gunpoint with their own weapons and deliver a bitter WorldOfCardboardSpeech without missing a beat, and by chapter 75 he [[spoiler: flattens Daken in their rematch]] and the only thing that causes him problems is [[PhysicalGod Gravemoss]]. Also, [[spoiler: Jean-Paul's a more ruthless version of the Flash and Carol becomes the Green Lantern]].
14th Mar '16 6:10:57 PM Prfnoff
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* In WhiteDevilOfTheMoon the Sailor Senshi are becoming this due to getting trained by Nanoha. Most relevant? Sailor Mercury kills Zoicite on her own without support. In the most recent chapter, each of the senshi are able to take on superior odds against their opponents with minimal or no support and ''win''.

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* In WhiteDevilOfTheMoon ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'' the Sailor Senshi are becoming this due to getting trained by Nanoha. Most relevant? Sailor Mercury kills Zoicite on her own without support. In the most recent chapter, each of the senshi are able to take on superior odds against their opponents with minimal or no support and ''win''.
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