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Playing With: Power Creep, Power Seep

Basic Trope: The abilities of characters who would ordinarily be vastly different are balanced in a Cross Over.
  • Straight: Untrained street ragamuffin Bob and elite dragon slayer Charlie fight on even ground.
  • Exaggerated: A Physical God and a puppy fight on even ground.
  • Downplayed: Powerful characters remain powerful and weak characters remain weak in the Cross Over, but Curbstomp Battle is mostly averted.
  • Justified: A higher force overseeing the story artificially equalized the characters' power.
  • Inverted: The gap between the Super Weight of characters gets larger in the Cross Over.
  • Subverted: Charlie later reveals that he was just holding back.
  • Double Subverted: ...and so was Bob.
  • Parodied: A little kid who was a mere Tag Along Kid becomes a Physical God in the Cross Over.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Characters' effectiveness in-game is congruent with their Power Level and competence in the canon material.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "How can you be standing up to me now?! You couldn't even touch me in our own world!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Bob uses their now fair footing as what's possibly his only chance to get revenge on Charlie.
  • Defied: Charlie uses all of his power, rules be damned!
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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