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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Kinnikuman's sister was inexplicably written out later in the series.

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* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Happens to Kinnikuman when he gets his head stuck in a subway entrance.

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* TookALevelInKindness - It'd be easier to list the recurring characters who ''don't'' experience this, but perhaps most significantly seen is the change in the Devil Choujin faction in the revival, where they have transitioned from merciless and vicious killers to still-ruthless AntiHeroes who nevertheless value friendship, respect noble ideals, and employ vicious tactics [[VillainsDoTheDirtyWork because sometimes somebody has to do it.]]


** Neptuneman even uses the Quarrel Bomber, which is his own personal version of {{Hulk Hogan}}'s Axe Bomber, his finisher when he wrestled in Japan.

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** Neptuneman even uses the Quarrel Bomber, which is his own personal version of {{Hulk Hogan}}'s Wrestling/HulkHogan's Axe Bomber, his finisher when he wrestled in Japan.


* {{Expy}} - Terryman is an obvious one of Terry Funk, Robin Mask is one of Billy Robinson, Buffaloman is one of Bruiser Brody, and Neptuneman is an evil version of HulkHogan.

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* {{Expy}} - Terryman is an obvious one of Terry Funk, Robin Mask is one of Billy Robinson, Buffaloman is one of Bruiser Brody, and Neptuneman is an evil version of HulkHogan.Wrestling/HulkHogan.


* DeathIsCheap - And ''HOW''. The only main character who died and was never resurrected was [[spoiler:Prince Kamehame/Kinnikuman Great I.]] There are multiple ways to escape the afterlife, including literally.

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* DeathIsCheap - And ''HOW''. The only main character who died and was never resurrected was [[spoiler:Prince Kamehame/Kinnikuman Great I.]] There are multiple ways to escape the afterlife, including literally. This gets defied at the end of the Perfect Origin arc of the revival though, as [[spoiler: Akuma Shogun destroyed the Choujin Graveyard system so deaths will stick, as seen when none of the many casualties from the arc came back afterwards.]]


* MasterApprenticeChain: The chain can be seen in the Devil Choujin faction throughout the reboot's Perfect Origin arc. The lower ranked members, the Seven Devil Choujin, were trained by the Devil Knight Sneagator. The Devil Knights, in turn, are the direct disciples and followers of Akuma Shogun. Akuma Shogun, back when he went by the name Goldman, was the disciple of a powerful Choujin known simply as "The Man". When Akuma Shogun does battle with the Man, now going by the name Choujin Enma, he brings this trope out in full. He declares that the Man taught him that it was a student's duty to surpass the master, and proclaims that he can not expect his followers to do that if he can't surpass his own master.

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* MasterApprenticeChain: The chain can be seen in the Devil Choujin faction throughout the reboot's Perfect Origin arc. The lower ranked members, the Seven Devil Choujin, were trained by the Devil Knight Sneagator. The Devil Knights, in turn, are the direct disciples and followers of Akuma Shogun. Akuma Shogun, back when he went by the name Goldman, was the disciple of a powerful Choujin known simply as "The Man". When Akuma Shogun does battle with the Man, now going [[spoiler:going by the name Choujin Enma, Enma]], he brings this trope out in full. He declares that the Man taught him that it was a student's duty to surpass the master, and proclaims that he can not expect his followers to do that if he can't surpass his own master.

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* MasterApprenticeChain: The chain can be seen in the Devil Choujin faction throughout the reboot's Perfect Origin arc. The lower ranked members, the Seven Devil Choujin, were trained by the Devil Knight Sneagator. The Devil Knights, in turn, are the direct disciples and followers of Akuma Shogun. Akuma Shogun, back when he went by the name Goldman, was the disciple of a powerful Choujin known simply as "The Man". When Akuma Shogun does battle with the Man, now going by the name Choujin Enma, he brings this trope out in full. He declares that the Man taught him that it was a student's duty to surpass the master, and proclaims that he can not expect his followers to do that if he can't surpass his own master.

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** The Big Bad of the Six Spears arc weaponizes this during his fight against Super Phoenix.


* BigBad - Robin Mask in the 20th Choujin Olympics arc, Skull Bozu and Devil Magician in the American Tour arc, Warsman and Mr Barracuda[[note]] who was revealed to be Robin Mask[[/note]] in the 21st Choujin Olympics, Buffaloman in the Seven Devil Choujin Arc, Akuma Shogun in the Golden Mask Arc, Neptuneman and Big the Budo[[note]] revealed to be the Neptune King[[/note]] in the Dream Choujin Tag arc and Kinnikuman Super Phoenix in the Throne arc, [[spoiler: Nemesis in the newest arc]].

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* BigBad - Robin Mask in the 20th Choujin Olympics arc, Skull Bozu and Devil Magician in the American Tour arc, Warsman and Mr Barracuda[[note]] who was revealed to be Robin Mask[[/note]] in the 21st Choujin Olympics, Buffaloman in the Seven Devil Choujin Arc, Akuma Shogun in the Golden Mask Arc, Neptuneman and Big the Budo[[note]] revealed to be the Neptune King[[/note]] in the Dream Choujin Tag arc and Kinnikuman Super Phoenix in the Throne arc, [[spoiler: Nemesis Strong the Budo in the newest Perfect Origin arc, and [[spoiler:Omegaman Aristera in the Six Spears arc]].


** Honorable mention goes to Harabote Muscle and ThoseTwoGuys Canadianman and Specialman at the end of the Golden Mask arc. The BigBad's arranged the match so all the minor wrestlers were forced to hold up the ring. In the anime, after nearly being crushed several times they manage to keep it up with the help from Geronimo's spirit. In the ''manga'' however, they were the only ones that never gave up and were the ones that kept the arena from killing anyone else. An utter CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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** Honorable mention goes to Harabote Muscle and ThoseTwoGuys Canadianman and Specialman at the end of the Golden Mask arc. The BigBad's arranged the match so all the minor wrestlers were forced to hold up the ring. In the anime, after nearly being crushed several times they manage to keep it up with the help from Geronimo's spirit. In the ''manga'' however, they were the only ones that never gave up and were the ones that kept the arena from killing anyone else. An utter CrowningMomentOfAwesome.



* IKnowMaddenKombat - Mostly comes with the wrestlers who are just giant mundane objects with arms and legs. The anthropomorphic urinal will flush you, the giant traffic light will make you stop, the anthropomorphic 100-story tall hotel can...grow 100 stories tall, and so forth. Even extends to weaknesses, which is usually how the really powerful ones are defeated. For example, the evil blender had a brittle, easily shattered jar, which led directly to Meat's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* IKnowMaddenKombat - Mostly comes with the wrestlers who are just giant mundane objects with arms and legs. The anthropomorphic urinal will flush you, the giant traffic light will make you stop, the anthropomorphic 100-story tall hotel can...grow 100 stories tall, and so forth. Even extends to weaknesses, which is usually how the really powerful ones are defeated. For example, the evil blender had a brittle, easily shattered jar, which led directly to Meat's CrowningMomentOfAwesome.


In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] [[note]]Or arguably, part of alternate timeline altogether[[/note]].

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In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] [[note]]Or arguably, part of an alternate timeline altogether[[/note]].


In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].

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In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].
non-canon]] [[note]]Or arguably, part of alternate timeline altogether[[/note]].



* BabiesEverAfter: Basically the entire premise of ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''.



** In the latest arc, Kinnikuman beats [[spoiler: Peek-a-Boo (a Perfect Choujin with the ability of learning techniques as the match progresses) by means of using basic moves he couldn't counter as a result of learning complex ones too fast. Kinnikuman tries to [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriend]] him, but Nemesis shows up and uses the Muscle Spark on him. Suguru saves him just in time, but hima and Peek-A-Boo end up severely wounded.]]

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** In the latest Perfect Large Numbers arc, Kinnikuman beats [[spoiler: Peek-a-Boo (a Perfect Choujin with the ability of learning techniques as the match progresses) by means of using basic moves he couldn't counter as a result of learning complex ones too fast. Kinnikuman tries to [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriend]] him, but Nemesis shows up and uses the Muscle Spark on him. Suguru saves him just in time, but hima and Peek-A-Boo end up severely wounded.]]



** [[spoiler: Nemesis from the latest arc is apparently another relative of Kinnikuman, even able to use the Muscle Spark.]]

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** [[spoiler: Nemesis from the latest arc Perfect Large Numbers and Perfect Origin arcs is apparently another relative of Kinnikuman, even able to use the Muscle Spark.]]



* NoSwastikas - Notably Averted. Nazi wrestler Brockenman, who was a straight up heel; as well as his ''face'' son, Brocken Jr. both have swastikas prominently displayed on their attire. They had started editing out the swastikas as early as the Throne arc anime, where it was replaced with a bird crest, and by the time ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''comes around it's been changed to a skull and crossbones.

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* NoSwastikas - Notably Averted. Nazi wrestler Brockenman, who was a straight up heel; as well as his ''face'' son, Brocken Jr. both have swastikas prominently displayed on their attire. They had started editing out the swastikas as early as the Throne arc anime, where it was replaced with a bird crest, and by the time ''Anime/UltimateMuscle''comes around it's been changed to a skull and crossbones.crossbones, a change that stuck with subsequent merchandise and the 2012 revival arcs.



** [[spoiler: Black Hole's Red Mantle Of Death after defeating Dalmationman in the latest arc.]]

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** [[spoiler: Black Hole's Red Mantle Of Death after defeating Dalmationman in the latest Perfect Large Numbers arc.]]



** Wolfman/Rikishiman gets hit by this even harder. Initially established as a serious threat to Kinnikuman representing Japan at the Choujin Olympics, he's quickly relegated to facing rather plain opponents in one-sided fights... with him being on the losing end. As Wiki/TheOtherWiki puts it, "He becomes the cannon fodder Seigi Choujin (quickly and easily defeated in order to show off how powerful the bad guys are)". Even in Nisei, Wolfman/Rikishiman can't catch a break. He, along with Buffaloman, Geronimo and Jesse Maivia gets utterly crushed by the Generation X team.

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** Wolfman/Rikishiman gets hit by this even harder. Initially established as a serious threat to Kinnikuman representing Japan at the Choujin Olympics, he's quickly relegated to facing rather plain opponents in one-sided fights... with him being on the losing end. As Wiki/TheOtherWiki puts it, "He becomes the cannon fodder Seigi Choujin (quickly and easily defeated in order to show off how powerful the bad guys are)". Even in Nisei, Wolfman/Rikishiman can't catch a break. He, along with Buffaloman, Geronimo and Jesse Maivia gets utterly crushed by the Generation X team.


In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].

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In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]Most [[note]]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].


...Well, until ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' that is.

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...Well, until ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' that is.
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[[CanonDiscontinuity ...Or so we thought.]].

In 2012, the original manga got a direct continuation [[note]]Still ongoing, as of July 2018[[/note]], picking up where the Scramble for the Throne arc left off, introducing all-new characters, all-new stakes, and a lot of call-backs to the original run. Due to it conflicting with ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' and ''especially'' its sequel ''Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Chojin Tag Match'' [[note]Most of which is [[TimeTravel also set]] after the Scramble for the Throne arc [[/note]] , both have been effectively rendered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].

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