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** Gaia the Fierce Knight has been taking Levels ever since the game began. First there was [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_The_Fierce_Knight Gaia]], a fairly mediocre Monster from the first set, who became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_the_Dragon_Champion respectably strong]] when fused with Curse of Dragon. As time went by, that seemed to fall out of favor... so he gritted his teeth, willed himself a pretty useful effect, and became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swift_Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Swift Gaia.]] Then when that started to wear thin, he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Knight,_the_Force_of_Earth became a Synchro Monster]] (and was the strongest one of his level bar Goyo). Then that Synchro got a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Drake,_the_Universal_Force fusion.]] Then he laid in wait for a while... until the Chaos Xyz mechanic showed up and he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Dragon,_the_Thunder_Charger jumped on that wagon, too.]] There's probably never been a time in the game where ''some'' form of Gaia wasn't usable.

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** Gaia the Fierce Knight has been taking Levels ever since the game began. First there was [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_The_Fierce_Knight Gaia]], a fairly mediocre Monster from the first set, who became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_the_Dragon_Champion respectably strong]] when fused with Curse of Dragon. As time went by, that seemed to fall out of favor... so he gritted his teeth, willed himself a pretty useful effect, and became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swift_Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Swift Gaia.]] Then when that started to wear thin, he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Knight,_the_Force_of_Earth became a Synchro Monster]] (and was the strongest one of his level bar Goyo). Then that Synchro got a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Drake,_the_Universal_Force fusion.]] Then he laid in wait for a while... until the Chaos Xyz mechanic showed up and he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Dragon,_the_Thunder_Charger jumped on that wagon, too.]] There's probably never been a time in the game where ''some'' form of Gaia wasn't usable. Later on, the fusion of Gaia with Curse of Dragon got retrained and is now called Gaia the Soaring Dragon Champion.


* Many lines of card in CardfightVanguard such as Amon of the Dark Irregulars, Lox of the Great Nature, and Rivierre of the Bermuda Triangle.

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* Many lines of card in CardfightVanguard ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'' such as Amon of the Dark Irregulars, Lox of the Great Nature, and Rivierre of the Bermuda Triangle.


** Planeswalkers in general. Starting out as regular, everyday members of their species, then after going through a life-changing experience, becoming nigh-immortal god-like beings with the power to walk between worlds (and that being one of the more ''mundane'' powers a planeswalker possesses).

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** Planeswalkers in general. Starting out as regular, everyday members of their species, then after going through a life-changing experience, becoming nigh-immortal god-like beings with the power to walk between worlds (and that being one of the more ''mundane'' powers a planeswalker possesses). Subverted after The Mending. The powers granted by the Planeswalker Spark are greatly reduced. The only new power a planeswalker gains is the ability to walk between worlds. However, the new storylines make a point of showing just how special that power really is.

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** Gaia the Fierce Knight has been taking Levels ever since the game began. First there was [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_The_Fierce_Knight Gaia]], a fairly mediocre Monster from the first set, who became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_the_Dragon_Champion respectably strong]] when fused with Curse of Dragon. As time went by, that seemed to fall out of favor... so he gritted his teeth, willed himself a pretty useful effect, and became [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Swift_Gaia_the_Fierce_Knight Swift Gaia.]] Then when that started to wear thin, he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Knight,_the_Force_of_Earth became a Synchro Monster]] (and was the strongest one of his level bar Goyo). Then that Synchro got a [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Drake,_the_Universal_Force fusion.]] Then he laid in wait for a while... until the Chaos Xyz mechanic showed up and he [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Gaia_Dragon,_the_Thunder_Charger jumped on that wagon, too.]] There's probably never been a time in the game where ''some'' form of Gaia wasn't usable.


* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]].

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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]]. Then he realizes that he chose the wrong path and goes back to the [[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/068/e/d/gagagigo_the_risen_by_grezar-d57a382.png right side]].


* ''{{Yu-Gi-Oh|CardGame}}!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]].

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* ''{{Yu-Gi-Oh|CardGame}}!'' ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]].


* This happens to numerous characters in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable.The meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.

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* This happens to numerous characters in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians.Phyrexians; Mirri gets this benefit in the alternate timelines for Planar Chaos when she inherits Crovax's vampirism and insanity. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable.The meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.


** Also includes the Impachi line, a forest guardian who becomes more and more powerful with technology until [[InvertedTrope burning to ashes]]

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** Also includes the Impachi line, a forest guardian who becomes more and more powerful with technology until [[InvertedTrope burning to ashes]]ashes]].


* The basic idea of evolution in ''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}''. Especially for [[MagikarpPower Magikarp]].

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** Also includes the Impachi line, a forest guardian who becomes more and more powerful with technology until [[InvertedTrope burning to ashes]]
** And any card with a Level mechanic, such as Armed Dragon or Mystic Swordsman.
* The basic idea of evolution in ''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}''. Especially for [[MagikarpPower Magikarp]].Magikarp]].
* Many lines of card in CardfightVanguard such as Amon of the Dark Irregulars, Lox of the Great Nature, and Rivierre of the Bermuda Triangle.


* In TailOfTheMoon, Usagi starts off the series as a bumbling ninja-in-training, unable to get her qualification. She didn't have many skills beyond medicine making. Then [[spoiler:the massacre of Iga happens...]] and she takes a HUGE level in badass.


* This happens to numerous characters in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable. And of course, the meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.
** Don't forget about flip cards creatures that, if you do what their effect request, turns into much more powerful, Legendary Creatures.

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* This happens to numerous characters in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable. And of course, the The meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.
** Don't forget about flip Flip cards creatures that, if you do what their effect request, turns into much more powerful, Legendary Creatures.


* This happens to numerous characters in ''[=~Magic: The Gathering~=]''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable. And of course, the meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.

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* This happens to numerous characters in ''[=~Magic: The Gathering~=]''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Crovax and Ertai each take about twenty levels in badass when they sign up with the Phyrexians. Kamahl takes a level in badass when he becomes the Fist of Krosa, and his sister takes a level in badass when she becomes Phage the Untouchable. And of course, the meta-storyline of first 10 years of Magic effectively started with one determined and slightly less then moral Thran healer taking several levels in badass to become [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Yawgmoth]] and then one determined, slightly less then moral and spiritually troubled by his brother's demise human artificer taking about equal amount of said levels to become Urza Planeswalker to combat him.


* The basic idea of evolution in ''{{Pokemon}}''. Especially for [[MagikarpPower Magikarp]].

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* The basic idea of evolution in ''{{Pokemon}}''.''{{TabletopGame/Pokemon}}''. Especially for [[MagikarpPower Magikarp]].


* ''{{Yu-Gi-Oh}}!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]].

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* ''{{Yu-Gi-Oh}}!'' ''{{Yu-Gi-Oh|CardGame}}!'' has few cards that tells a story, if put together. Cute but weak [[http://yugiohmint.com/search/Gigobyte Gigobyte]] becomes [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/m/m0exdyf.jpg Gagagigo]], who is quite badass, but it's not enough for him with help of cybernetic he turns into much more [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/n/n0o8r8w.jpg dangerous]] [[http://images.yugiohmint.com/a/a0igwx6.jpg forms]].


* In TailOfTheMoon, Usagi starts off the series as a bumbling ninja-in-training, unable to get her qualification. She didn't have many skills beyond medicine making. Then [[spoiler:the massacre of Iga happens...]] and she takes a HUGE level in badass.

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* In TailOfTheMoon, Usagi starts off the series as a bumbling ninja-in-training, unable to get her qualification. She didn't have many skills beyond medicine making. Then [[spoiler:the massacre of Iga happens...]] and she takes a HUGE level in badass.badass.
* The basic idea of evolution in ''{{Pokemon}}''. Especially for [[MagikarpPower Magikarp]].

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