Playing With: Power Gives You Wings
Basic Trope: A character with special abilities gets a free set of wings to go along with their latest powerup.
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- Straight: Morgana finds the Light Prism and unlocks her Super Mode, complete with a pair of angel wings sprouting from her back.
- Justified: Her Super Mode is an avian form.
- Subverted: When Morgana goes into her Super Mode, she doesn't actually grow wings.
- Double Subverted: ...until the climax of the fight when she uses all her power.
- Xander gains so many wings that he falls over, unable to stay aloft.
- Morgana hasn't actually found the Light Prism, but is able to achieve the exact same effect by duct-taping cardboard wings to herself.
- Instead of wings, Morgana gets helicopter propellers.
- Zig Zagged: Getting a power up gives you wings, except those are just stylized energy swirls in the Transformation Sequence, but a second upgrade makes them permanent, except the Bag of Spilling makes you lose them.
- Averted: Morgana and Xander's powerups don't come with wings.
- Enforced: "Wings look cool, so let's give her a pair of them!"
- Lampshaded: "The Light Prism contains a fraction of God's power - it's turned Morgana into an angel!"
- Invoked: Xander adds wings to his armor, hoping that it gives him a boost of power.
- Exploited: Morgana uses the Light Prism and grows a pair of feathery wings, only to find out General Drake was expecting just that and packs a bow with flaming arrows.
- Defied: Once Morgana becomes strong enough to pick a Super Mode, she chooses one without wings.
- Discussed: "Uh oh, Xander's new One-Winged Angel form has more wings! He must be getting stronger!"
- Conversed: "Isn't it funny how in every fantasy book the power of a character is proportional to the number of wings he or she has?"
- Implied: Morgana already has wings, but when she activates her Super Mode the only parts of her body that are physically and visually different are her wings.
- Deconstructed: Due to powerups giving free wings, people actively avoid getting stronger as the wings become increasingly harder to manage, giving their enemies additional points to hurt them through for starters. In addition, those with too much power have to be careful in cities and towns, making sure their wings don't get them stuck or that they don't accidentally cause trouble such as breaking things.
- Reconstructed: While the wings may be a nuisance to themselves or others, it does tell other people they're powerful, thus intentional trouble ceases to exist around individuals with wings lest they incur the winged person's wrath.
- Played For Laughs: Morgana has trouble getting used to her new wings, and they get in the way frequently, keeping her from being able to go through doors or narrow corridors.
- Played For Drama: Xander has a long and terrifying Transformation Sequence, complete with constant screaming and writhing while the heroes recoil in horror.
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