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5th Aug '17 7:39:19 PM Hanz
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** Played straight with Knuckle Duster of ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'', who is a Quirkless vigilante who relies on brute strength augmented by a pair of knuckle dusters. Despite his supposed lack of powers he is capable of fighting other characters with Quirks.
26th Jul '17 9:23:53 AM Gosicrystal
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** In the crew of the main protagonists, [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[BloodKnight Zoro]] are proud owners of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s. [[LovableCoward Usopp]]'s durability is easily superhuman, and he's yet to meet an equal in marksmanship and sniping, but otherwise he's nothing special, getting by on ingenuity and smarts rather than just hitting his opponents till they stop getting up ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pmnhg_n78E except for Choo in the Arlong arc]]). Nami likewise possesses no notable physical abilities, relying on her [[WeatherControlMachine Clima-Tact]] weapon to see her through battles with massively powerful superhumans.
*** As a frame of reference for Usopp's ingenuity, [[spoiler:he fights Luffy at one point. Even though Luffy was holding back, that scene makes it clear that Usopp is truly badass; he gave TheHero a run for his money while he was in a freaking full-body cast.]]
** Vivi didn't seem all that impressive next to the Straw Hat crew, but she did make it to a single-digit agent in Baroque Works, armed only with sharp pieces of jewelry on lengths of string...and [[AlmightyJanitor probably undersold her abilities]], too.
*** Not only did she make it to single digits, but during the climax of the Alabasta Arc, she singlehandedly defeated the Mr. 7 team, while she was only ranked as part of the Mr. 9 team while she was infiltrating Baroque Works.

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** In the crew of the main protagonists, [[ChefOfIron Sanji]] and [[BloodKnight Zoro]] are proud owners of {{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s. [[LovableCoward Usopp]]'s durability is easily superhuman, and he's yet to meet an equal in marksmanship and sniping, but otherwise he's nothing special, getting by on ingenuity and smarts rather than just hitting his opponents till they stop getting up ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pmnhg_n78E except for Choo in the Arlong arc]]). Nami likewise possesses no notable physical abilities, relying on her [[WeatherControlMachine Clima-Tact]] weapon to see her through battles with massively powerful superhumans.
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superhumans. As a frame of reference for Usopp's ingenuity, [[spoiler:he fights Luffy at one point. Even though Luffy was holding back, that scene makes it clear that Usopp is truly badass; he gave TheHero a run for his money while he was in a freaking full-body cast.]]
** Vivi didn't seem all that impressive next to the Straw Hat crew, but she did make it to a single-digit agent in Baroque Works, armed only with sharp pieces of jewelry on lengths of string...and [[AlmightyJanitor probably undersold her abilities]], too.
*** Not only did she make it to single digits, but during
too. During the climax of the Alabasta Arc, she singlehandedly defeated the Mr. 7 team, while she was only ranked as part of the Mr. 9 team while she was infiltrating Baroque Works.



** Shanks is a HandicappedBadass, able to cross blades with [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] and walking away. And before he lost his arm, he was once rivals with ''Mihawk'', the world's greatest swordsman, who had sought him out for fights.
*** Haki too.
*** The very first chapter of the manga (the fourth episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.

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** Shanks is a HandicappedBadass, able to cross blades with [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]] and walking away. And before he lost his arm, he was once rivals with ''Mihawk'', the world's greatest swordsman, who had sought him out for fights. \n*** Haki too.\n*** The very first chapter of the manga (the fourth episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.



*** Zephyr from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'' does not have any powers except for Haki (which everyone Vice Admiral or up possess) and a mechanical arm, which he can fight just fine without. He '''was''' an Admiral in his youth, before losing his normal arm, meaning he was in the same position as Garp, but accepted. He is incredibly badass.
** 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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*** ** Zephyr from ''Anime/OnePieceFilmZ'' does not have any powers except for Haki (which everyone Vice Admiral or up possess) and a mechanical arm, which he can fight just fine without. He '''was''' an Admiral in his youth, before losing his normal arm, meaning he was in the same position as Garp, but accepted. He is incredibly badass.
** 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.
24th Jul '17 10:11:13 AM VenomousSeal
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** Also, Minako, who has often shown borderline superhuman abilities without transforming, including [[InASingleBound jumping from the road to Usagi's room]] and outrunning a ''car'' (this one done while weakened by having given blood ''and'' having her Pure Heart Crystal extracted, something that had instantly knocked out ''everyone else''), with [[DullSurprise Usagi's reaction every time]] implying it's a somewhat common occurrence off-screen. Fittingly, the manga has a scene where a BrainwashedAndCrazy Makoto fights Minako and [[CurbStompBattle is quickly thrashed]] [[OneHitKnockOut with one kick]].

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** Also, Minako, who has often shown borderline superhuman abilities without transforming, including [[InASingleBound jumping from the road to Usagi's room]] and outrunning a ''car'' (this one done while weakened by having given blood ''and'' having her Pure Heart Crystal extracted, something that had instantly knocked out ''everyone else''), with [[DullSurprise Usagi's reaction every time]] implying it's a somewhat common occurrence off-screen. Fittingly, the manga has a scene where a BrainwashedAndCrazy Makoto fights Minako and [[CurbStompBattle is quickly thrashed]] [[OneHitKnockOut [[OneHitKO with one kick]].



** Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask. He doesn't have any of the finishing attacks of the Sailor Senshi but is usually the last one to go down, making great use of his tactical mind, physical strength (which is a little above average, but not ''that'' much), and a few key weapons. This guy is Japanese Batman.

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** Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask. He doesn't have any of the finishing attacks of the Sailor Senshi but is usually the last one to go down, making great use of his tactical mind, physical strength (which is a little above average, but not ''that'' much), and a few key weapons. This guy is Japanese Batman.Batman(even sharing [[Creator/RinoRomano one of his English VA's]].
14th Jul '17 11:47:22 AM babil
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Shiage Hamazura. He's normally a ButtMonkey, but he's a BadassDriver, BadassBiker, and TheGunslinger who once shot down three people while falling out of a helicopter. He [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable beat Shizuri Mugino, The Meltdowner, the 4th most powerful esper in Academy City]] '''THREE TIMES IN A ROW'''. He's also possibly the ultimate SpannerInTheWorks, since almost everybody underestimates him since he has no powers.
** The Head Resident of the Tokiwadai dorms. Despite having no powers, she administers discipline to a dorm full of Level 3+ espers, including ''two'' Level 5's, and she's [[TheDreaded feared by them all]].
** Wataru Kurozuma of Skill Out. Normal guy, no superpowers, can beat up dozens of gang members without breaking a sweat, even if they have weapons.
** Amata Kihara, who beats up ''Accelerator'', of all people, with just a clever application of martial arts skills.



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Sasha. Many characters die fighting the Titans even with special equipment like the 3D Maneuver Gear. She takes on one first with a hatchet and then with a bow and arrows, managing to wound it enough to rescue the young girl it was attacking.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Levi, the biggest badass of the story. Capable of downing multiple Titans alone and [[spoiler:utterly dominating the Central Military Police, themselves considered as a BadassArmy,]], he definitely lives up to his reputation as humanity's strongest soldier. The character databook has his combat skills at [[UpToEleven 11]] [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale out of 10]]. And he can hold his own against [[EliteMook Titan Shifters]].
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Sasha. Many characters die fighting the Titans even with special equipment like the 3D Maneuver Gear. She takes on one first with a hatchet and then with a bow and arrows, managing to wound it enough to rescue the young girl it was attacking.


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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Shiage Hamazura. He's normally a ButtMonkey, but he's a BadassDriver, BadassBiker, and TheGunslinger who once shot down three people while falling out of a helicopter. He [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable beat Shizuri Mugino, The Meltdowner, the 4th most powerful esper in Academy City]] '''THREE TIMES IN A ROW'''. He's also possibly the ultimate SpannerInTheWorks, since almost everybody underestimates him since he has no powers.
** The Head Resident of the Tokiwadai dorms. Despite having no powers, she administers discipline to a dorm full of Level 3+ espers, including ''two'' Level 5's, and she's [[TheDreaded feared by them all]].
** Wataru Kurozuma of Skill Out. Normal guy, no superpowers, can beat up dozens of gang members without breaking a sweat, even if they have weapons.
** Amata Kihara, who beats up ''Accelerator'', of all people, with just a clever application of martial arts skills.
14th Jul '17 11:42:54 AM babil
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* Major General Olivier Milla Armstrong in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the older sister of Alex Louis Armstrong. She's also a sword-wielding maniac who terrifies the Elric brothers. Even though she has no alchemic abilities, and relies only on her sword, she has put more fear in them than the Homunculi, Scar, and [[BigBad Father]] combined.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Major General Olivier Milla Armstrong in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the older sister of Alex Louis Armstrong. She's also a sword-wielding maniac who terrifies the Elric brothers. Even though she has no alchemic abilities, and relies only on her sword, she has put more fear in them than the Homunculi, Scar, and [[BigBad Father]] combined.
14th Jul '17 11:42:03 AM babil
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*** Assuming the punching machine at the 25th World Martial Arts tournament use the same units as the scouter, Hercule's power level is only two short of [[BadassGrandpa Master Roshi]]. Make of that what you will.
* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]] doesn't have any SuperStrength, KGB training, [[DarkIsEdgy control over darkness]], or a HiveMind army like some characters: he's just a kid that's really good at street fighting. [[OneManArmy Really,]] ''[[OneManArmy really]]'' [[OneManArmy good at it.]]

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*** ** Assuming the punching machine at the 25th World Martial Arts tournament use the same units as the scouter, Hercule's power level is only two short of [[BadassGrandpa Master Roshi]]. Make of that what you will.
* In ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Masaomi Kida]] doesn't have any SuperStrength, KGB training, [[DarkIsEdgy control over darkness]], or a HiveMind army like some characters: he's just a kid that's really good at street fighting. [[OneManArmy Really,]] ''[[OneManArmy really]]'' [[OneManArmy good at it.]]
3rd May '17 6:26:59 PM Blazer
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' [[DeconstructedTrope ends up deconstructing this]] in the early chapters. Deku, a Quirkless boy, wants to be a hero despite having no powers at all. When he tells this to his hero, All Might, he's told to give it up - trying to be a hero against superpowered threats would only get him killed. When he attempts to rescue his "best friend" from a creature that tried to take over him prior, the heroes fawn over the friend as he was a Quirked kid who held on despite his powers being used against others while Deku is chewed out for getting into the line of fire.
22nd Apr '17 10:47:56 PM Nejiiuyn
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*** The very first chapter of the manga (the second episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.

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*** The very first chapter of the manga (the second fourth episode of the anime) has Shanks scare a Sea King (a gigantic sea serpent, which often make humans look like tiny specks by comparison) into fleeing with Conqueror's Haki.
11th Mar '17 10:36:37 AM nombretomado
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* In the anime version of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', Nagisa, despite being a DoggedNiceGuy with little to no knowledge of the {{Masquerade}}, has a few moments of his own... like resisting a spell to immobilize humans, attacking the person responsible and destroying the item he was using to do it, despite being one of [[spoiler:the only two]] normals in the entire cast, simply because Hanon was in pain.

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* In the anime version of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', ''Anime/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', Nagisa, despite being a DoggedNiceGuy with little to no knowledge of the {{Masquerade}}, has a few moments of his own... like resisting a spell to immobilize humans, attacking the person responsible and destroying the item he was using to do it, despite being one of [[spoiler:the only two]] normals in the entire cast, simply because Hanon was in pain.
27th Jan '17 1:24:49 PM Willbyr
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* The Obstinate Arrow task force from ''ScrappedPrincess''. [[spoiler:Centuries ago, the Guardian Factor was seeded in human DNA to produce people with the strength and will to protect the Providence Breaker when she is born. None of these people are in the task force which confuses Zefiris when they come to the Pacifica's rescue and join her side.]]

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* The Obstinate Arrow task force from ''ScrappedPrincess''.''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''. [[spoiler:Centuries ago, the Guardian Factor was seeded in human DNA to produce people with the strength and will to protect the Providence Breaker when she is born. None of these people are in the task force which confuses Zefiris when they come to the Pacifica's rescue and join her side.]]
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