Main Evolution Powerup Discussion

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09:53:49 PM Aug 28th 2012
edited by Kuruni
I though I undertand this trope...browsed the examples, and not quite sure now.

What exactly this trope is about? Laconic claims it's simply "when people call power-up transformation an evolution" (a little to narrow, IMO). Some examples, like Gundam's and GaoGaiGar, however read more like "an evolution that give you super power" (even if they look the same).
08:06:55 PM Aug 29th 2012
It's mostly about transformations being called evolution. One of the common forms of transformation involves getting a superpower.
09:00:16 PM Aug 29th 2012
So should I remove the "an evolution that give you super power" but doesn't change your look examples?

Another thing is Doomsday example, from the comic (his entry is Zero-Context Example, but lets fix it later) he's more of "evolution as super power". While he can adapt to situation (growing bones as earplugs to protect from sonic wave, for example), his overall shape doesn't change.
10:39:04 PM Aug 29th 2012
I think there's a specific trope for that aspect. I wanna say it's Adaptive Ability.
08:13:58 AM Aug 30th 2012
Got it. Time to remove some examples then.
06:28:11 PM Jan 16th 2012
Would someone care to condense and organize the digimon example?
01:55:09 PM Jun 28th 2013
Honestly, I am not convinced it should have been moved from the Evolutionary Levels page as its is just a long discussion on evolutionary levels. I removed some word cruft from it though. Good enough?