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"You're alive. Congratulations. That means you've got the aptitude. If you didn't, you'd be dead. You've just obtained a talent. No... it's more accurate to say it was pulled from your mind. The worse the villain, the more they have... This talent that the man named DIO called a Stand."
― Keicho Nijimura to Angelo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part IV Diamonds are Unbreakable)

The ability to enhance oneself and others via accelerated evolution. Sub-power of Evolution Manipulation. Opposite to Devolution.

Also Called

  • Evolutionary Process
  • Metamorphosis
  • Self-Upgrade
  • Ultimatized

Capabilities

User can enhance themselves and others via accelerating the evolution process by triggering a bodily recovery system, restructuring their genome and upgrading to a better physical form. Upgrading can lead to new physical changes and enhancements or perhaps extra parts, natural armor or weapons. High-end wielders of this ability can control the very flow and essence of all progressive evolutions.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Interruption during the evolution process may result in Premature Evolution.
  • Every species has different and unique evolutionary processes.
  • Evolution can sometimes only change instead of enhancing the being.
  • May not be able to return to the previous form if wanted.
  • May require a specific skill or power to be learned.
  • May require extensive data about the desired evolution.
  • May only be able to evolve other individuals instead of themselves.
  • Weak against Stagnation.
  • Users may have a maximum number of evolution steps.
  • Users of Devolution can erase anything the user has gained.
  • May cause skills and parts to be lost, especially if the skills/parts could be used for something else more useful

Known Users

See Also: Evolution, Evolution Power-Up, Evolutionary Levels, and Hollywood Evolution.

Comics/Cartoons

  • Chaos Knuckles (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ben Tennyson (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien); via the Ultimatrix
  • A.M.A.Z.O. (DC Animated Universe)
  • Maltusians (DC Comics); via Maltusian Evolution Tapestries
  • High Evolutionary (Marvel Comics)

Anime/Manga

  • Tyrant (Akame ga Kill)
  • Incursio (Akame ga Kill)
  • USBM (Bio-Meat: Nectar)
  • Aizen (Bleach); via The Hogyoku
  • Pernida Parnkgjas (Bleach)
  • Every Claymore (Claymore); via excessive stress or will
  • Yin (Darker than Black)
  • All Digimon (Digimon)
  • Godzilla Earth (Godzilla)
  • Killed (Hungry Joker) via Darwinian Seed
  • "Requiem" Stands (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Stand Arrows
  • Kars (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency)
  • Lordgenome (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • The Four Heavenly Kings (Toriko); via Gourmet Cells

Television/Movies

  • Destroyah (Godzilla)
  • Evolve Humans/Evo's (Heroes franchise)
  • Godzilla (Shin Godzilla)

Video Games

  • Most Bakugan (Bakugan series)
  • Pip (Chrono Cross)
  • Pyron (Darkstalkers)
  • Eve (Elsword)
  • Most Invizimals (Invizimals)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Zerg (StarCraft)
  • Primal Zerg (StarCraft)

Others

  • Crawler (Worm)

Known Objects

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