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20th Apr '16 8:17:45 AM Century
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** Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.

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** In the original TV series, Integra Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room. In the OVA Hellsing Ultimate, she also strongarms the Iscariot, a group of specially trained {{Church Militant}}s who absolutely hate and oppose Hellsing Organization, into lighting her cigarette and protecting her instead of taking her into custody by sheer force of personality. And cuts down a Nazi vampire with nothing but a sword. She is also the master of Alucard, ''the'' original vampire, and he will only answer to her.


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** Ultimate has Pip Bernadotte, leader of the Wild Geese mercenaries. In a WorldOfBadass filled with superpowered priests, Nazi vampires and literally {{Dracula}}, he has no powers to speak of except for his combat experience. His claim to this trope was to simply use military tactics, which successfully held off a major Nazi vampire attack and wiped out 80% of their troops.
18th Apr '16 10:08:20 AM Willbyr
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* Kiyone in the ''TenchiMuyo!'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.

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* Kiyone in the ''TenchiMuyo!'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Tenchiverse timeline had none of the exotic magical or SufficientlyAdvanced powers enjoyed by most of the main cast, or even her partner Mihoshi's consistently extraordinary luck, but still managed to at least register on their scale thanks to great skills with her array of high-tech weapons and gadgets.



* Integra Manga/{{Hellsing}} is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.

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Integra Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing is fast and smart enough to hold off superhuman foes like Anderson and Nazi vampires attacking from the front despite being a fully un-powered human. Plus shooting a perfect cross of blessed silver bullets into the forehead of a moving vampire. With a Walther PPK. At 20 yards. In a crowded conference room.
12th Apr '16 6:32:29 AM Willbyr
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* Geronimo from ''{{Kinnikuman}}''. In his first fight, he's just an ordinary person, but manages to not only survive getting crushed and stabbed in the torso, but destroy his opponent by screaming at him, only stopping to make his stopped heart start beating again by reaching into his own chest and massaging it. The fact that he's not even technically a superhero at this point makes this even more amazing. After becoming a superhero, though, he never wins another fight. Apparently, [[GoodIsDumb super powers make you weak]].

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* Geronimo from ''{{Kinnikuman}}''.''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''. In his first fight, he's just an ordinary person, but manages to not only survive getting crushed and stabbed in the torso, but destroy his opponent by screaming at him, only stopping to make his stopped heart start beating again by reaching into his own chest and massaging it. The fact that he's not even technically a superhero at this point makes this even more amazing. After becoming a superhero, though, he never wins another fight. Apparently, [[GoodIsDumb super powers make you weak]].
29th Mar '16 7:51:49 PM AkivaraPrime
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* San in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. In a world containing spirits, some guy with a possessed super-powered arm, San is just a badass with a spear, knife, and wolf. Which are apparently enough to go over a thirty foot wall.

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* San in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. In a world containing spirits, some guy with a possessed super-powered arm, San is just a badass with a spear, knife, and wolf. Which are apparently enough to go over a thirty foot wall.
29th Mar '16 8:36:33 AM ObsidianFire
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* While it's emphasized that usually only the characters smart enough to wear the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Hunter suits]] are GenreSavvy enough to survive a game of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', one of the facts that make Kurono such an utter {{Badass}} is his ability to not only survive playing without his suit (not by choice, he simply doesn't have access to it) but to ''thrive'', regularly scoring more points than players ''wearing'' suits. That, combined with the time he [[spoiler:killed a gang of vampire assassins with a homemade "sun gun"]], marks him out as the series ultimate Badass Normal.

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* While it's emphasized that usually only the characters smart enough to wear the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Hunter suits]] are GenreSavvy smart enough to survive a game of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', one of the facts that make Kurono such an utter {{Badass}} is his ability to not only survive playing without his suit (not by choice, he simply doesn't have access to it) but to ''thrive'', regularly scoring more points than players ''wearing'' suits. That, combined with the time he [[spoiler:killed a gang of vampire assassins with a homemade "sun gun"]], marks him out as the series ultimate Badass Normal.



* Yumi of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. She entered the last match of the finals without any of the insane hacks most other characters have (MagicalEye, PhotographicMemory, [[{{Invisibility}} Stealth Mode]], etc), so many people assumed that she'd get steamrollered since her table included Saki and Koromo, two characters with the [[BornLucky supernatural luck of a god or demon]]. Instead, we have Yumi being DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to realize that supernatural stuff was going on, whereupon she not only stops Saki's third [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Going_out_on_a_supplemental_tile_from_the_dead_wall Rinshan Kaihou]] [[FinishingMove in a row]] by changing her strategy to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Robbing_a_quad_to_go_out rob Saki out of her kan]] even if she knows that the chance of that happening is usually a MillionToOneChance, but she was also able to put a stop to Koromo's WindsOfDestinyChange powered winning streak by intentionally playing into Saki's hand before Koromo gets yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Last_tile_from_the_wall Haitei Raoyue]]. Compare her to Kana, the other normal in the table, who in the meanwhile could only watch in horror as her points dwindled to nothingness in the face of the two Mahjong demons

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* Yumi of ''Manga/{{Saki}}''. She entered the last match of the finals without any of the insane hacks most other characters have (MagicalEye, PhotographicMemory, [[{{Invisibility}} Stealth Mode]], etc), so many people assumed that she'd get steamrollered since her table included Saki and Koromo, two characters with the [[BornLucky supernatural luck of a god or demon]]. Instead, we have Yumi being DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart enough to realize that supernatural stuff was going on, whereupon she not only stops Saki's third [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Going_out_on_a_supplemental_tile_from_the_dead_wall Rinshan Kaihou]] [[FinishingMove in a row]] by changing her strategy to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Robbing_a_quad_to_go_out rob Saki out of her kan]] even if she knows that the chance of that happening is usually a MillionToOneChance, but she was also able to put a stop to Koromo's WindsOfDestinyChange powered winning streak by intentionally playing into Saki's hand before Koromo gets yet another [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Mahjong_yaku#Last_tile_from_the_wall Haitei Raoyue]]. Compare her to Kana, the other normal in the table, who in the meanwhile could only watch in horror as her points dwindled to nothingness in the face of the two Mahjong demons



* Hayato Kawajiri in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is only a grade school kid with no Stand ability, but still manages to root out Kira, the BigBad of part 4, after he [[spoiler: kills his father and steals his identity]] before anyone else. Even after said BigBad [[spoiler: turns him into a living bomb that kills anyone who even questions him about Kira's identity before starting a GroundhogDayLoop]], he still resolves to put a stop to it even if he has to kill him himself. Eventually, he manages to [[OutGambitted Out-Gambit]] one of the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains in the series, and for an encore [[spoiler: [[JumpingOnAGrenade Jumps On A Proverbial Grenade]] to take one of Kira's bombs to save Josuke and Okuyasu, only managing to survive because Josuke managed to act fast enough with Crazy Diamond to save him.]] Again, this is a ''grade school kid''.

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* Hayato Kawajiri in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is only a grade school kid with no Stand ability, but still manages to root out Kira, the BigBad of part 4, after he [[spoiler: kills his father and steals his identity]] before anyone else. Even after said BigBad [[spoiler: turns him into a living bomb that kills anyone who even questions him about Kira's identity before starting a GroundhogDayLoop]], he still resolves to put a stop to it even if he has to kill him himself. Eventually, he manages to [[OutGambitted Out-Gambit]] one of the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy smartest villains in the series, and for an encore [[spoiler: [[JumpingOnAGrenade Jumps On A Proverbial Grenade]] to take one of Kira's bombs to save Josuke and Okuyasu, only managing to survive because Josuke managed to act fast enough with Crazy Diamond to save him.]] Again, this is a ''grade school kid''.
23rd Mar '16 9:49:36 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:Raki, post time-skip]]. Unlike the ladies, he has no Youki to increase his strength, no ability to sense demons beyond the regular five senses, and he certainly is a lot less durable... He presumably heals at the same rate as a normal human. He's just a regular guy with seven years of sword training under his belt... And he easily kills the sort of youma that was giving Clare trouble at the beginning of the series.

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* ''{{Claymore}}'': ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': [[spoiler:Raki, post time-skip]]. Unlike the ladies, he has no Youki to increase his strength, no ability to sense demons beyond the regular five senses, and he certainly is a lot less durable... He presumably heals at the same rate as a normal human. He's just a regular guy with seven years of sword training under his belt... And he easily kills the sort of youma that was giving Clare trouble at the beginning of the series.



* Nicholas D Wolfwood of ''{{Trigun}}''. At least in the anime, he was just a regular if not well trained guy with a really big gun. Despite this he's able to go head to head with large groups of angry thugs, a killer robot and was at least Vash's equal in a quick draw tournament. Averted in the manga where he gained his abilities through a chemical regimen.

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* Nicholas D Wolfwood of ''{{Trigun}}''.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. At least in the anime, he was just a regular if not well trained guy with a really big gun. Despite this he's able to go head to head with large groups of angry thugs, a killer robot and was at least Vash's equal in a quick draw tournament. Averted in the manga where he gained his abilities through a chemical regimen.



* Ein and the adult version of Bat from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. While they don't have same [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial arts training]] as Kenshiro and other martial artists in the series, they're capable on holding their own against the bad guys. The two of them working together managed to punch a fortress filled with goons to death. Some of the bad guys, like [[CombatPragmatist Jackal]], may qualify for this trope as well. Speaking of [[MadBomber Jackal]], while he did not receive martial art training like the other martial artists, he's an expert of manipulating the environments, people and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamites]], his pragmatism is the reason why he can outlive most villains for quite a while and posed as an actual threat to Kenshiro.

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* Ein and the adult version of Bat from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''.''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. While they don't have same [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial arts training]] as Kenshiro and other martial artists in the series, they're capable on holding their own against the bad guys. The two of them working together managed to punch a fortress filled with goons to death. Some of the bad guys, like [[CombatPragmatist Jackal]], may qualify for this trope as well. Speaking of [[MadBomber Jackal]], while he did not receive martial art training like the other martial artists, he's an expert of manipulating the environments, people and [[StuffBlowingUp dynamites]], his pragmatism is the reason why he can outlive most villains for quite a while and posed as an actual threat to Kenshiro.



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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima!'', most of the characters at the least use some kind of given [[HermeticMagic magic]] or [[KiAttacks Ki]]. But some of them are at least able to touch ground with the more powerful people. Asakura showed sly cleverness -- enough to manipulate anyone in the class -- long before she got her [[spoiler:spying device pactio weapon]]. Kuu Fei in particular was only recently able to properly utilize Ki, and hold her own against the more magically capable opponents. Although she rarely gets placed in a situation where it would become applicable due to her "clueless {{Muggle}}" status, Ayaka also proved herself capable of holding her own in battle during the school trip arc.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima!'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', most of the characters at the least use some kind of given [[HermeticMagic magic]] or [[KiAttacks Ki]]. But some of them are at least able to touch ground with the more powerful people. Asakura showed sly cleverness -- enough to manipulate anyone in the class -- long before she got her [[spoiler:spying device pactio weapon]]. Kuu Fei in particular was only recently able to properly utilize Ki, and hold her own against the more magically capable opponents. Although she rarely gets placed in a situation where it would become applicable due to her "clueless {{Muggle}}" status, Ayaka also proved herself capable of holding her own in battle during the school trip arc.



* ''{{Voltron}}'': Sven, the original Blue Lion pilot. He survives being nailed in personal combat by a robeast, and survived [[spoiler:a plunge from the heights of Castle Doom]] in good enough condition to fly Blue Lion again.

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* ''{{Voltron}}'': ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'': Sven, the original Blue Lion pilot. He survives being nailed in personal combat by a robeast, and survived [[spoiler:a plunge from the heights of Castle Doom]] in good enough condition to fly Blue Lion again.



* Hiro who's {{Deutragonist}} in ''Anime/GoldenWarriorGoldLightan'' can make dents against robotic mooks with his own bare fists for a boy his age!

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* Hiro who's {{Deutragonist}} {{Deuteragonist}} in ''Anime/GoldenWarriorGoldLightan'' can make dents against robotic mooks with his own bare fists for a boy his age!
23rd Mar '16 9:43:32 AM Willbyr
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* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'': Main protagonist Minamoto is the head of a level 7 three-person esper(ESP user) team. He has to go up against freakishly strong espers every mission. Some of the things the espers can do is levitate fire trucks like they were nothing, ward off bullets, and read/screw up your mind. Despite this, he manages to constantly even the odds with superior tactics, usage of technology, and plain old kindness and understanding. No wonder he's respected by espers on both sides.

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* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'': ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'': Main protagonist Minamoto is the head of a level 7 three-person esper(ESP user) team. He has to go up against freakishly strong espers every mission. Some of the things the espers can do is levitate fire trucks like they were nothing, ward off bullets, and read/screw up your mind. Despite this, he manages to constantly even the odds with superior tactics, usage of technology, and plain old kindness and understanding. No wonder he's respected by espers on both sides.


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22nd Mar '16 6:08:41 PM TrailblazerZeno
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* ''Manga/BlackClover'': [[TheHero Asta]] qualifies. He was born with absolutely no magical powers. To compensate, he spent several years TrainingFromHell in-order to fight. However, when he is easily defeated by a mage,he becomes an EmpoweredBadassNormal after he receives his glimore which grants him Anti-Magic.
27th Feb '16 7:19:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.



** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.
27th Feb '16 7:18:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** And of course, [[PosthumousCharacter Gold Roger]] himself. This guy had the not-widely-shared belief that the [[SuperpowerRussianRoulette many]] [[SuperDrowningSkills drawbacks]] of Devil Fruit were ''not'' worth the benefits, and never used it. Still, he competed with ''Whitebeard'' for the title of WorldsStrongestMan, ''conquered the freakin' Grand Line'', and was so notorious that his FamousLastWords are what started the Age of Piracy.
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