>enemy beats up MC and walks away
>MC actually had a secret reserve of power no one knew about
>"i'm not done with you!"
>MC gets beat up
>MC doesn't get up
>MC actually dies and never comes back
>MC joins the tournament arc to fight the big bad
>they fight in the first round
>MC defeats big bad and opts out of the tournament because his work was finished
>rest of the tournament arc is are light-hearted battles involving the side characters
>MC is given a new power
>says mentor says that the power is dangerous and MC should only use it as a last resort
>MC uses that power
>power cripples him
>he never gets better he has to work his way around the disability for the rest of the series
Bleach? He got the power back after the fullbring arc which was stupid as fuck. I don't even get how he had fullbring powers to begin with. And now he's also a quincy. This series needs to fuck off already.
>MC defeated the big bad in his land
>has to go to a different land that is more hardcore and perilous where only the strong survive
>goes to that land
>most of the arc has the MC suffering due to many events that happen in the land
>MC goes back home a lesser man than he came in due to that land
>MC and enemy clash and turn into a blur
>they separate and the enemy is like you hit/cut me 25.4 times or some shit
>MC has no talent
>has to work harder than everyone else to win
>setting makes a big deal out of the powers be, people can destroy cities, move continents
>mc with no power whatsoever defeats dozens of these people in what comes down to "lol you had hubris" every single time
>Bad guy has MC nearly beat
>Bad guy mocks/threatens MC's loved ones
>MC goes full rage mode and kicks Bad guy's ass
>And now he's also a quincy
>being a level 1 reader
>Legend tells of an ancient power that 3 people on earth have ever managed to unlock
>MC, how could it be, you too have this power?
>and your rival, and the big titted love interest, and the tsundere, and the token loli, and your father, and every other enemy you face after this point
>MC is clearly outclassed
>Gets beat up
>Enemy walks away
>MC stands back up
>MC relies on gadgets and deception while everyone else has superpowers and shit.
Eventually I'll read up on the adventures of Aztec Batman.
>MC can still stand and fight despite having broken ribs
>MC prepares to power up himself
>accidentally power ups the enemy
In FMA, Ed's just about as powerful in the first issue/episode as he is in the end. The villain powers up, but really they just go from from ridiculously more powerful than Ed to even more ridiculously more powerful than Ed, and Ed never really fights them until the end.
still love the villains of Digimon Adventures and Frontier
>Villain attacks doesn't send minions but rather attacks heroes at the start
>heroes has to find a way to not gets killed long enough to be powerful enough
was the case of Etamon/Miyotismon/Dark Masters/Dark Warriors
>enemy unleashes his most powerful attack
>the impact causes a smokescreen
>MC is fucking dead
>the MC's inner monologue takes place in real time
>another character asks him why he isn't saying anything
>I don't even get how he had fullbring powers to begin with
Anybody who is attacked by a Hollow while on the womb gets the fullbring power. That, or everybody that gets attacked as child. Not sure.
In any case her mother died of that, attacked by a hollow, it was said early on the manga.
I stopped around that point, after the fullbring arc, but I still remember that much.
good guys beat up bad guy
they decide to to blast a hole in his head to make sure he doesn't revive
his ability was to revive and get bigger and stronger according to how ravaged he was
Holy shit, is there anything like this deconstruction thingy? I know Evangelion kinda had something going with it with Shinji, but he didn't really believe in himself in the first place
>MC unleashes attack on villain
>cloud of dust/smoke
>no one even considers that the villain could fall that easily