History CombatPragmatist / FanFiction

15th Jun '18 8:30:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay'' has Jaune, who HadToBeSharp seeing as he's so often pitted against far stronger foes who would destroy him utterly if he tried to fight fair. He goes for weak points, turns out the lights while using equipment that lets him see in the dark, uses his foe's fear against them, [[spoiler:uses the Hunters' refusal to fire upon a city]] to his advantage, fires into the Grimm to use them as distractions, abuses Dust crystals to keep himself healed and lets his elementals distract his foes. Even as he comes into power, not only does he not get complacent, but his increased options only enable him to cheat ever more vigorously. For example, after deliberately using a showy AwesomeButImpractical move to invoke TheWorfEffect on a professor, he notes in his internal monologue that if they had been really fighting for real, he would instead have used [[MasterOfIllusion Delusory]] to hide himself from his foe, then overwhelmed the foe with invisible psychokinetic strikes from all directions; after all, ranged combat ultimately boils down to hitting the foe and not letting him hit back.

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* ''Fanfic/RyuugisTheGamesWePlay'' ''Fanfic/{{The Games We Play|TheGamerRWBY}}'' has Jaune, who HadToBeSharp seeing as he's so often pitted against far stronger foes who would destroy him utterly if he tried to fight fair. He goes for weak points, turns out the lights while using equipment that lets him see in the dark, uses his foe's fear against them, [[spoiler:uses the Hunters' refusal to fire upon a city]] to his advantage, fires into the Grimm to use them as distractions, abuses Dust crystals to keep himself healed and lets his elementals distract his foes. Even as he comes into power, not only does he not get complacent, but his increased options only enable him to cheat ever more vigorously. For example, after deliberately using a showy AwesomeButImpractical move to invoke TheWorfEffect on a professor, he notes in his internal monologue that if they had been really fighting for real, he would instead have used [[MasterOfIllusion Delusory]] to hide himself from his foe, then overwhelmed the foe with invisible psychokinetic strikes from all directions; after all, ranged combat ultimately boils down to hitting the foe and not letting him hit back.
13th Jun '18 7:49:14 PM Godzillawolf
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** Trixie is this trope, as while having become very powerful, she's a trickster first and foremost. It's safe to say the more powerful she gets, the more this trope she becomes, as that power just provides more tricks for her to play on her enemies.
12th Jun '18 7:28:25 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much everyone to some extent in ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic'', but special mention goes to [[spoiler:Fate,]] during the TSAB assault on the Garden of Time. She uses ambushes, AntiMagic Fields to weaken them and scramble their sensors, shuts off the lights to blind them, MechaMooks to even the numbers, and seals the doors and rearranges the corridors to isolate small groups of enemies and prevent them from reaching their objectives.

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* Pretty much everyone to some extent in ''Fanfic/GameTheoryFanFic'', ''Fanfic/{{Game Theory|LyricalNanoha}}'', but special mention goes to [[spoiler:Fate,]] during the TSAB assault on the Garden of Time. She uses ambushes, AntiMagic Fields to weaken them and scramble their sensors, shuts off the lights to blind them, MechaMooks to even the numbers, and seals the doors and rearranges the corridors to isolate small groups of enemies and prevent them from reaching their objectives.
2nd May '18 2:33:49 PM Milarqui
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* Humanity in ''Fanfic/MythosEffect''. If there's something the Aeon War taught them, is that ''nothing'' is overkill.
4th Apr '18 5:36:13 AM iroanxi
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* The ''Fanfic/AllGuardsmenParty'' uses every dirty trick in the book and arms themselves with potentially-heretical xenotech and illegally-procured weapons - but if it keeps them alive, they'll use it.
30th Jan '18 9:33:00 AM FoxBluereaver
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** His philosophy does get a bit {{deconstructed}} in a later sidestory: after losing to Ultima while on Two Island, he's upset that the old woman's Dragonite defeated his Charizard without using its full strength. Ultima however points out that she was only gauging Charizard's power, and she held back to avoid injuring him more than necessary, poiting out that, barring a life-or-death situation, holding back isn't necessarily a bad thing.
30th Jan '18 1:09:11 AM lillolillo
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* ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'': As much as Satan Girl is concerned, biting ankles in order to hamstring your opponent or clawing their eyes out are perfectly acceptable combat techniques.
-->Kara drew on her every erg of reserve power to keep fighting. But, increasingly, she found herself on the defensive. She fought to keep Satan Girl's fingers from her eyes, her jaws from her carotid artery, her knees from her crotch.
9th Dec '17 3:48:50 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'' the titular heroines work together to fight a Kryptonian vampire. Supergirl is willing to break her "Do not killing rule" and use hidden weapons or transdimensional-banishing devices to deal with him.



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* The ''Basalt City Chronicles'' has Tors Beers (who hates fighting) taught to end fights as quickly as possible--biting, clawing, breaking bones, and ''outright killing'' are all acceptable means to win (though it's best to avoid the last).



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* In ''Fanfic/AForceOfFour'', Power Girl has to fight three Kryptonians used to gang up on their enemy and fight coordinately. Fighting "fairly" doesn't even cross her mind. Heat beams to the groin followed with an uppercut are perfectly good tactics.



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* In ''Fanfic/SupermanAndMan'', ComicBook/LexLuthor doesn't know why his nemesis looks distracted all of sudden during their bout, but he most definitely doesn't mind.
-->"It's not fair!" he snapped.\\
"Of course it isn't," said Luthor, grabbing him by the hair and presenting his palm-blaster to send a Kryptonite blast into his face. "And that's the way I like it."
* ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'': Superman's nemesis Muto isn't interested in fighting Superman physically; he just wants him dead. So he comes up with scenarios such like keeping a whole city hostage and then demanding Superman essentially kills himself.



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* The ''Basalt City Chronicles'' has Tors Beers (who hates fighting) taught to end fights as quickly as possible--biting, clawing, breaking bones, and ''outright killing'' are all acceptable means to win (though it's best to avoid the last).
26th Nov '17 2:58:16 AM EDP
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/12444282/chapters/28319676 Volpina, the Accidental Matchmaker]]'' this is how the two fights with Volpina (after the one in canon) can be described:
** In chapter one, Volpina has put dozens of illusions in the dead-end corridor she ''knew'' her opponents would come from. But as she has unknowingly put them in the room ''behind'' her, they just jumped her from behind and destroyed the Akumatized object.
** In chapter two Volpina steals a car, even if RoofHopping to her goal would be faster, because she plans to [[CarFu use it as a weapon]], and when Ladybug and Chat Noir catch up with her she [[spoiler:throws the ''chaffeur'' at Chat Noir and hits Ladybug with the ''engine block'']]. [[UpToEleven She gets dirtier from that]], and gives them a desperate run for their money.
18th Nov '17 2:15:42 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Red in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' believes that there's nothing wrong with using his bloodliner abilities to give himself an edge in Pokémon battles since there's no written rule forbidding them. [[OpposingCombatPhilosophies This puts him at odds with Ash]], [[HonorBeforeReason who refuses to use his own in competitive battling because he considers it cheating]].
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