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KD
22nd Feb, 2021 11:18:55 AM

Generally this is So Last Season, Serial Escalation, and/or Sequel Escalation.

From the Serial Escalation example list:

Dragon Ball Z How big can we make this energy blast? What will the villain blow up next? Just how blonde and glowy will Goku become next? How many of the cast will die and be brought back to life by the Dragon Balls? How many episodes will the battle last?

Edited by KD
22nd Feb, 2021 08:40:46 PM

I'd like to add Invincible Hero to the mix, which used to be "Boring Invincible Hero" for precisely the reasons stated in the initial post.

23rd Feb, 2021 08:56:29 AM

Time to Unlock More True Potential for the cycle of finding new limits/foes to overcome and training to overcome them. As the analysis page notes, its ubiquity in manga and anime is in part rooted in the concept that self-improvement is never complete, a tenet that Japanese culture traditionally emphasizes.

Also suggest looking at Tropes Are Tools and Administrivia/Complaining - everybody has a Pet-Peeve Trope or ten, but try to remain impartial when it comes to writing examples.

Edited by Scorpion451
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