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* In ''WesterAnimation/TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.


* In ''TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.

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* In ''TheOwlHouse'', ''WesterAnimation/TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.


* In ''WesternAniamtion/TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.

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* In ''WesternAniamtion/TheOwlHouse'', ''TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.

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* In ''WesternAniamtion/TheOwlHouse'', Luz starts From a 14 years old Muggle who couldn't even pull down a lever due to her "weak nerd arms" and ran from a single (albeit large) abomination without any combat-based spells to counter it, to a human that can casts spells by drawing glyphs and can Bridal Carry Amity with ease. In "Young Blood, Old Souls" she uses her glyphs to devastating effect, trapping Warden Wrath in ice, subduing all the guards in the Conformatorium, using a Fire glyph to incinerate Emperor Belos' worm-beast, actually using another ice glyph to pierce his mask and even threatens Kikimiora with burning her alive to get Eda free.


** Spike as well. In Season 4, his fire breath was shown to be more powerful than it was previously portrayed-- in "Equestria Games", he used it to quickly melt a huge chunk of falling ice before it could land on the stadium below. Then he got ''[[FlyingFirepower wings]]'' in the Season 8 episode "The Molt Down", and made a [[SuperPersistentPredator Roc]] back off with a single fire blast to the face shortly thereafter.

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** Spike as well. In Season 4, his [[BreathWeapon fire breath breath]] was shown to be more powerful than it was previously portrayed-- in "Equestria Games", he used it to quickly melt a huge chunk of falling ice before it could land on crush the stadium below.in which the eponymous event was being held. Then he got ''[[FlyingFirepower wings]]'' in the Season 8 episode "The Molt Down", and made a [[SuperPersistentPredator Roc]] back off with a single fire blast to the face shortly thereafter.


*** Avatar Aang. When first met, he is a scared boy who, from his perspective, just learned he was to be the Savior of the World and must leave home from the only man he knew as a father. Now the world is in danger and so he shirks his responsibilities. Less than a year later, he is a fully competent Avatar, Master of All the Elements. Even without using the Avatar State, he can hold his own against a super-powered Phoenix King Ozai. When he finally activates the Avatar State, it is a no holds contest.

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*** Avatar Aang. When first met, he is At first, he's a scared boy who, from his perspective, just learned he was to be the Savior of the World and must leave his home from and the only man he knew as a father. Now the world is in danger and so he shirks his responsibilities. Less than a year later, he is he's a fully competent and skilled Avatar, Master of All the Elements. Even without using the Avatar State, he can hold his own against a super-powered Phoenix King Ozai. When he finally activates actually does activate the Avatar State, it is it's hardly even a no holds contest.



** Spike as well. In Season 4, his fire breath was shown to be more powerful than it was previously portrayed-- in "Equestria Games", he used it to quickly melt a huge chunk of falling ice before it could land on the stadium below. Then he got ''wings'' in the Season 8 episode "The Molt Down", and made a [[SuperPersistentPredator Roc]] back off with a single fire blast to the face shortly thereafter.

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** Spike as well. In Season 4, his fire breath was shown to be more powerful than it was previously portrayed-- in "Equestria Games", he used it to quickly melt a huge chunk of falling ice before it could land on the stadium below. Then he got ''wings'' ''[[FlyingFirepower wings]]'' in the Season 8 episode "The Molt Down", and made a [[SuperPersistentPredator Roc]] back off with a single fire blast to the face shortly thereafter.



* Don't expect [[ContestedSequel the show's haters]] to admit it, but [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]] ''did'' took some level in badass in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''; in the original show, he was a 10-year old immature kid with a very limited control on his powers, who would easily make himself look ridiculous or ending up in distress when the Omnitrix stopped working. In ''Alien Force'', he has grown up into a responsible leader, has much better control over the Omnitrix, and is a competent fighter even without the Omnitrix, as well as much more skilled at using his aliens. As a side effect however, it resulted in some of his allies and enemies, especially [[RedemptionDemotion Kevin 11]] and [[ArchEnemy Vilgax]], to suffer VillainDecay. Presumably because of fans' reaction, Ben then TookALevelInDumbass in season 3 due to a fail attempt to make him more like his original series' self.
** Although Kevin isn't a villain anymore in Alien Force.

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* Don't expect [[ContestedSequel the show's haters]] to admit it, but [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]] ''did'' took some level in badass in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''; in the original show, he was a 10-year old immature kid with a very limited control on his powers, who would easily make himself look ridiculous or ending up in distress when the Omnitrix stopped working. In ''Alien Force'', he has grown up into a responsible leader, has much better control over the Omnitrix, and is a competent fighter even without the Omnitrix, as well as much more skilled at using his aliens. As a side effect however, it resulted in some of his allies and enemies, especially [[RedemptionDemotion Kevin 11]] and [[ArchEnemy Vilgax]], to suffer VillainDecay. Presumably because of fans' reaction, Ben then TookALevelInDumbass in season 3 due to a fail failed attempt to make him more like his original series' self.
** Although Kevin isn't did pull a villain anymore HeelFaceTurn in Alien Force.



** Shaggy himself has one in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' when Scooby is kidnapped.

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** Shaggy himself has another one in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' when Scooby is kidnapped.


** King Sombra's two appearances really showcase how much stronger the Mane Six have gotten over the course of the series. His first appearance had them running in sheer terror from him, unable to even come close to harming him, hiding behind a barrier while desperately trying to find a MacGuffin to stop him, and he ''still'' would have beaten them if not for one final desperate move from Spike, Shining Armor, and Princess Cadance. His second appearance ends with the Mane Six doing a confident UnflinchingWalk toward him, ''with no {{Mac Guffin}}s at all'', [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Twilight effortlessly swatting his blasts away with her horn]], and ultimately [[KilledOffForReal killing him off for real]] in a single shot using ''just ThePowerOfFriendship alone''.

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** Spike as well. In Season 4, his fire breath was shown to be more powerful than it was previously portrayed-- in "Equestria Games", he used it to quickly melt a huge chunk of falling ice before it could land on the stadium below. Then he got ''wings'' in the Season 8 episode "The Molt Down", and made a [[SuperPersistentPredator Roc]] back off with a single fire blast to the face shortly thereafter.
** King Sombra's two appearances really showcase how much stronger the Mane Six have gotten over the course of the series. His first appearance had them running in sheer terror from him, unable to even come close to harming him, hiding behind a barrier while desperately trying to find a MacGuffin to stop him, and he ''still'' would have beaten them if not for one final desperate move from Spike, Shining Armor, and Princess Cadance. His second appearance ends with the Mane Six doing a confident UnflinchingWalk toward him, ''with no {{Mac Guffin}}s {{MacGuffin}}s at all'', [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Twilight effortlessly swatting his blasts away with her horn]], and ultimately [[KilledOffForReal killing him off for real]] in a single shot using ''just ThePowerOfFriendship alone''.


* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks'' does this to the [[spoiler:Pakleds]]. When they first appeared in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[spoiler:"Samaritan Snare"]], they are only able to hold the ''Enterprise''-D at bay by threatening Geordi La Forge, whom they took as a hostage of sorts. When they come back in the episode "No Small Parts", they're able to create monstrosities out of various ship pieces, nearly tearing the USS ''Cerritos'' apart if not for the arrival of [[spoiler: The USS ''Titan'']]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks'' does this to the [[spoiler:Pakleds]]. When they first appeared in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[spoiler:"Samaritan Snare"]], they are only able to hold the ''Enterprise''-D at bay by threatening Geordi La Forge, whom they took as a hostage of sorts. When they come back in the episode "No Small Parts", they're able to create monstrosities out of various ship pieces, nearly tearing the USS ''Cerritos'' apart if not for the arrival of [[spoiler: The the USS ''Titan'']]''Titan'']].


* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Ahsoka Tano starts off as a scruffy young Padawan learner who is always the one asking questions and learning lessons. By the time of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', Ahsoka is an experienced former Jedi who is one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, is powerful enough to [[spoiler:go toe-to-toe with Darth Vader (who benefits from AdaptationalBadass making him the second-strongest Force user in the galaxy short of [[BigBad the Emperor himself]]) in single combat]], and ends the series by [[spoiler:being one of only ''two'' Old Republic-era Jedi to live long enough to see the Empire burn[[note]]the other being a minor character named Naq Med who appeared in a young adult novel named ''Force Collector'', in case you're wondering[[/note]]]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Ahsoka Tano starts off as a scruffy young Padawan learner who is always the one asking questions and learning lessons. By the time of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', Ahsoka is an experienced former Jedi who is one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, is powerful enough to [[spoiler:go toe-to-toe with Darth Vader (who benefits from AdaptationalBadass making him the second-strongest Force user in the galaxy short of [[BigBad the Emperor himself]]) in single combat]], and ends the series by [[spoiler:being one of only ''two'' ''three'' Old Republic-era Jedi to live long enough to see the Empire burn[[note]]the other being a minor character named Naq Med who appeared in a young adult novel named ''Force Collector'', in case you're wondering[[/note]]]].burn]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekLowerDecks'' does this to the [[spoiler:Pakleds]]. When they first appeared in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[spoiler:"Samaritan Snare"]], they are only able to hold the ''Enterprise''-D at bay by threatening Geordi La Forge, whom they took as a hostage of sorts. When they come back in the episode "No Small Parts", they're able to create monstrosities out of various ship pieces, nearly tearing the USS ''Cerritos'' apart if not for the arrival of [[spoiler: The USS ''Titan'']]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Ahsoka Tano starts off as a scruffy young Padawan learner who is always the one asking questions and learning lessons. By the time of the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', Ahsoka is an experienced former Jedi who is one of the founders of the Rebel Alliance, is powerful enough to [[spoiler:go toe-to-toe with Darth Vader (who benefits from AdaptationalBadass making him the second-strongest Force user in the galaxy short of [[BigBad the Emperor himself]]) in single combat]], and ends the series by [[spoiler:being one of only ''two'' Old Republic-era Jedi to live long enough to see the Empire burn[[note]]the other being a minor character named Naq Med who appeared in a young adult novel named ''Force Collector'', in case you're wondering[[/note]]]].


* Harold in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' was a lanky geek who was constantly abused by his teammates, particularly the local JerkAss Duncan. In the second season, he is much more helpful to his team, saves the entire cast from drowing, and eventually gets his revenge on Duncan (by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome punching his lights out]]).

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* Harold in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' was Island''
** Back in ''Total Drama Island'', Courtney's has
a lanky geek who was constantly abused by his teammates, particularly poor record in challenges, even failing to compete in the local JerkAss Duncan. In very first challenge. Subsequent seasons shows that her gaining many skills such martial arts, acrobatics, cheerleading and among others and is tied with Gwen for winning the second season, he is much more helpful most number of invincibilities. As for her leadership skills, she fail to his team, saves lead her team properly in the entire cast from drowing, first season but in the second, the manages to break the Killer Grips' poor record and eventually win the last two challenges prior to the merge.
** In ''Total Drama Island'', Heather doesn't bother helping out in challenges and always have Beth and Lindsay doing it for her. Without their help, she faces many difficulty to participitate in any of her challenges. In subsequent seasons, she is willing to
gets his revenge her hands dirty and even manages to reach the finale of ''Total Drama World Tour'' on Duncan (by [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome punching his lights out]]).her own this time.


* Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' MadeForTVMovie, ''Abra-Catastrophe!'', where Cosmo briefly helps Timmy combat an all-powerful Denzel Crocker after watching an 11-second workout video and gaining Hulk Hogan pecs. Played straight in the same movie, with [[EvilOverlord Crocker]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':
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Played for laughs in the ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' MadeForTVMovie, ''Abra-Catastrophe!'', where Cosmo briefly helps Timmy combat an all-powerful Denzel Crocker after watching an 11-second workout video and gaining Hulk Hogan pecs. Played straight in the same movie, with [[EvilOverlord Crocker]].Crocker]].
** Also played for laughs in "Knighty Knight", where King Arthur immediately becomes big and muscle bound after getting glasses.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' shows Callum. At the beginning of the first season, he was an ordinary boy who was struggling to finish his second spell and had to be rescued several times by Rayla. Towards the end of the second season, he is a true magician [[SwordAndSorcerer who can assist Rayla in combat]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' shows Callum. At the beginning of the first season, he was an ordinary boy who was struggling to finish his second spell and had to be rescued several times by Rayla. Towards the end of the second season, he is a true magician [[SwordAndSorcerer who can assist Rayla in combat]].combat]] [[spoiler: and in season 3, he masters a difficult spell he had seen demonstrated ''once'' to give himself wings to save Rayla from falling to her death.]]


* In the Disney short ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'', Lambert is a lion that is always hiding behind his sheep mommy when the other sheep tease him. [[BerserkButton Up until a wolf tried to eat his mom]].

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* In the Disney short ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'', ''WesternAnimation/LambertTheSheepishLion'', Lambert is a lion that is always hiding behind his sheep mommy when the other sheep tease him. [[BerserkButton Up until a wolf tried to eat his mom]].



** This carries over into the final sequel ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', where she holds her own against the Forty Thieves, all of which are at least twice her size.

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** This carries over into the final sequel ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', ''WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', where she holds her own against the Forty Thieves, all of which are at least twice her size.

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