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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. FromNobodyToNightmare is the EvilCounterpart of this trope.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. LookWhatICanDoNow is when a character demonstrates this after an extended absence. FromNobodyToNightmare is the EvilCounterpart of this trope.


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Not to be confused with the British variant Took an A level in Badarse, although you can bet that if that ''was'' a legitimate education option that ''everyone'' would do it. Also not to be confused with TookALevelInJerkass, where a normally nice person becomes a bad seed.

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Not to be confused with the British variant Took an A level in Badarse, although you can bet that if that ''was'' a legitimate education option that ''everyone'' would do it. Also not to be confused with TookALevelInJerkass, where a normally nice person becomes a bad seed.


So you're flipping channels looking for something to watch and you come across a battle scene in a familiar show. One character in particular is making a very good showing, doing at least as much as the main character to save the day. But who is this mysterious person in the BadassLongcoat? Did you miss the episode where he was introduced? Why the nagging feeling of familiarity? And then it hits -- you ''know'' this kid. It's just that last time you saw this person, he was a nebbishy wisecracker with the constitution of a glass-jawed squirrel. What happened to transform him so completely? Simple: last time he [[LevelUp leveled up]], he [[TitleDrop took a level in badass]].

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So you're flipping channels looking for something to watch and you come across a battle scene in a familiar show. One character in particular is making a very good showing, doing at least as much as the main character to save the day. But who is this mysterious person in the BadassLongcoat? Did you miss the episode where he was introduced? Why the nagging feeling of familiarity? And then it hits -- you hits--you ''know'' this kid. It's just that last time you saw this person, he was a nebbishy wisecracker with the constitution of a glass-jawed squirrel. What happened to transform him so completely? Simple: last time he [[LevelUp leveled up]], he [[TitleDrop took a level in badass]].


[[caption-width-right:250:Susan Richards, before and after 40 years of CharacterDevelopment and the Women's Rights Movement.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Susan Richards, [[caption-width-right:250:[[ComicBook/InvisibleWoman Susan Richards]], before and after 40 years of CharacterDevelopment and the Women's Rights Movement.]]


->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] was going to be [[Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance cooler]] [[Videogame/DmCDevilMayCry than]] [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''

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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] was going to be [[Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance cooler]] [[Videogame/DmCDevilMayCry [[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry than]] [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''


Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding.
LevelGrinding. FromNobodyToNightmare is the EvilCounterpart of this trope.


->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''

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->''"If you told me five years ago that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Raiden]] was going to be cooler than [[Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance cooler]] [[Videogame/DmCDevilMayCry than]] [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], I'd have told you to just shut up and let me punch you."''


-->-- '''Matt''', ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'': ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''

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-->-- '''Matt''', ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'': ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''
''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''


-->-- '''Matt''', ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'': ''PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''

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-->-- '''Matt''', ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'': ''PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''
''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''


* TookALevelInBadass/{{Film}}

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* TookALevelInBadass/{{Film}}[[TookALevelInBadass/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[TookALevelInBadass/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]


Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.
LevelGrinding.


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BadassDecay is for the ''subjective'' situation where a character seems less badass than they were due to CharacterizationMarchesOn. That is not to be confused with a situation where a character becomes weaker ''as a plot point'', as then it's simply an {{Inversion}} of this trope.


Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.

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Compare ObfuscatingStupidity, LetsGetDangerous, CowardlyLion, and NotSoHarmlessVillain, where actually competent characters who have been hiding their powers finally reveal their abilities. {{Xenafication}} is when this happens to TheChick. MagikarpPower is when this is achieved through lots of LevelGrinding. Contrast BadassDecay, when a previously badass character ends up losing this level.

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[[caption-width-right:250:Susan Richards, before and after 40 years of CharacterDevelopment and the Women's Rights Movement.]]

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