The ability to upgrade mechanical/cybernetic body or armor to become better than before. Variation of Evolution.
User's form has been altered. Upgraded form has a wide variety of enhancements. Upgraded forms are mostly gained from technology.
Ones previous abilities are usually enhanced to a certain degree.
If for battle:
Possibly increase of any of following:
If upgrade is for sea:
If upgrade is for air/space:
- Takes time to build upgrade making it slower than users with Reactive Adaptation.
- May be vulnerable to something that the previous form wasn't.
- Would take time to return to previous form, if downgrading is possible
Tony Stark (Marvel Comics) upgraded Rhodes' War Machine Armor with new weapons and abilities
Tony Stark's old Iron Man armor (left) and his current one (right)
After regaining his humanity and joining the Outworld Investigation Agency (OIA), they gave Cryax (Mortal Kombat) upgrades to his body for tolerance to lava and teleportation
Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) upgraded himself into Neo Metal Sonic for the purpose of defeating Sonic...
...gaining, among other abilities, the power to shapeshift.
Sektor (Mortal Kombat) gave himself an upgrade to lead his own cyborg army, Tekunin, against the Lin Kuei.
Smoke (Mortal Kombat) was given a nanite upgrade to become more like real smoke.
After being defeated by E-102 Gamma, E-101 Beta (Sonic Adventure) was upgraded for aerial combat and with a better arsenal.
Eggman upgraded E-105 Zeta (Sonic Adventure) with eight advanced missile launchers
The Dorma Anim: Black Sky (Fairy Tail)
Gamer (Miraculous Ladybug) is able to upgrade his mechanized robot form by absorbing people as units...
...increasing its size, strength and gaining a humanoid shape.
After a defeat at Godzilla's hands, Gigan (Godzilla) was upgraded, becoming Modified Gigan.
Black Panther (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Chachamaru Karakuri's (Negima!) latest upgrade allows her to form blades and firearms from her body.
Robocop (Robocop vs. the Terminator) has been upgraded to combat Terminators.