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Powering up !!!

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What's your favorite way of "powering up" in manga???
Special life-threatening training!
The need to protect friends/nakama!
Demon contract/spirit possession/alien parasite!
Genius/badass char which get's stronger with each battle!
Fear of dying/survival instinct!
Secret move that increases strength but damages body!
Awakening secret ability!
Other way!(mention in post)
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Post #421197
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6:59 pm, Nov 4 2010
Posts: 1422

Even the most badass character will have some problems against some enemies. So what do you think is a good way for a manga character to increase his power. Explain your choice if you will.
For me the best way is
Demon contract/spirit possession/alien parasite!
because I find it more interesting biggrin

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Post #426883

11:22 pm, Nov 24 2010
Posts: 38

I call it training. As in BEFORE the fight, the character gets stronger, no need to pull crap out of a brown place like Goku turning super saiyan on freeza.

Post #426885

11:29 pm, Nov 24 2010
Posts: 76

the fear of dying,or letting someone important die._kind of cheated and double voted ^-^"

well anyway i like fear as a power boster,it seens more real and it could happen in any kind of story

Post #426911
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1:28 am, Nov 25 2010
Posts: 620

I like the "Secret move that increases strength but damages body", but only when it's done right. If there's any form of cop-out (like a deus ex machina for fixing said damage), it becomes one of the worst cliches.

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I call it training. As in BEFORE the fight, the character gets stronger, no need to pull crap out of a brown place like Goku turning super saiyan on freeza.

Goku turning super saiyan on Freeza was epic when it happened. The problem came in when every battle manga started doing it over and over (including Dragonball).

"It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
Post #427013
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Smile For Me

6:19 am, Nov 25 2010
Posts: 142

Experience and pure creativity of powers. People deal with what they have, and win their battles with it.

Otherwise, something like demons or awakened powers in mid-battle are just due to plot, and does not give the feeling of character development.

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Post #428428
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Want Coke?

1:59 pm, Nov 30 2010
Posts: 10

I chose "Genius/badass char which get's stronger with each battle!"

well, i chose this coz i think it's more realistic than the other choices... You get more battle experience and battle scars after each bad guy bigrazz

Post #428433

2:57 pm, Nov 30 2010
Posts: 53

Just training. I feel like its not realistic if you're losing a battle, and halfway through you get some kinda powerup. Well actually, whats a better way is if the min characters really smart and he comes up with a strategy to win while losing if that makes sense. Or he learns something that he can use to win, or if he always had an ace up his sleeve. I feel like the need to save someone will never let u win a fight if ur clearly much worse

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Post #428440
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It's him!!

3:44 pm, Nov 30 2010
Posts: 614

No training.
I like it when they can dominate the enemy from the get go.
The whole fight is just the guy toying with this other guy, giving him hope he can actually win, then, BOOM! and it's over.
Like Majeh when he fights in that tournament at the start.

Do but despise reason and science,
The highest of all human gifts -
Then you have surrendered to the Devil
And must surely perish. - J.W. von Goethe
Post #428444

4:10 pm, Nov 30 2010
Posts: 390

I don't care how the guy powers up or if he is overpower from the start. I just don't like if the guy powers up in the middle of the fight

The guy must know his powers and since the beggining of the battle have the power to win, even if it's a close fight

Post #428543

10:32 pm, Nov 30 2010
Posts: 38

Although I like it when a character gets a dramatic power up from getting ridiculously angry, such as when freeza and goku fought (that was crazy though, goku gets like 10 times stronger -.-), or when ageha fights miruko in the second future of psyren. That type of power-up actually gets me a lil' pumped and makes me wanna:

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El Psy Congroo.

11:16 pm, Jan 2 2011
Posts: 854

My favorite powered-up character in any manga is Chun-Hwa (Id) from the manhwa Id lol >> He gets it with some sort of "contract" but the storyline makes it feel like he was always overpowered.

Post #465444
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still lurqing

8:54 am, May 1 2011
Posts: 333

when running away. you suddenly run faster, breath better, and attack all obstacles efficiently. nothing special.

grammar mistake is intentional, grammar nazis need their entertainment.
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