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17th Jul '16 4:35:55 PM Taskmaster123
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-->Stewardess: "We're in trouble! The pilot and co-pilot are both out cold. Do you know how to land a 747?"
-->Taskmaster: "I've seen it done."
8th Jul '16 4:46:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Often shows signs of this.
10th Apr '16 7:31:53 AM Hanz
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* BadAss: Taskmaster has on several occasions copied and used explicitly superhuman physical abilities in a pinch (Shi'ar martial arts, which require a lighter, stronger-than-human skeleton and musculature, and bullet-catching, respectively), and has taught himself to move at "twice the speed the human body was designed for" by watching video of various techniques on fast-forward.
** Additionally, he once underwent an experimental process to allow himself to copy actual superpowers via observation, but unfortunately, was interrupted before the process could fully "take".
** That said, he's still otherwise human and such feats take a toll on his body.


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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Taskmaster has on several occasions copied and used explicitly superhuman physical abilities in a pinch (Shi'ar martial arts, which require a lighter, stronger-than-human skeleton and musculature, and bullet-catching, respectively), and has taught himself to move at "twice the speed the human body was designed for" by watching video of various techniques on fast-forward.
** Additionally, he once underwent an experimental process to allow himself to copy actual superpowers via observation, but unfortunately, was interrupted before the process could fully "take".
** That said, he's still otherwise human and such feats take a toll on his body.
14th Mar '16 5:25:26 PM Prfnoff
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** While fighting the [[{{X-23}} new Wolverine]], he assumes that she has the same powers as her father. She uses this to her advantage when he makes him block a kick with his hand, only to pop her foot claws out while he's holding her foot.

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** While fighting the [[{{X-23}} [[ComicBook/{{X23}} new Wolverine]], he assumes that she has the same powers as her father. She uses this to her advantage when he makes him block a kick with his hand, only to pop her foot claws out while he's holding her foot.
10th Mar '16 7:36:19 AM Ambaryerno
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: His ability to mimic the fighting style of anyone he encounters often leads to this, and he's been known to talk down to his opponents about how over matched they are while they fight. It gets him in trouble in ''All-New Wolverine'' while fighting Comicbook/{{X 23}}, as while he can certainly adapt to her ''moves'', he's so busy admonishing her on how hopeless it is for her that he completely forgets (or just plain didn't realize) that her claws aren't all in the same place as [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} Logan's]]...


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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The nature of his powers makes this a legitimate possibility any time he mimics something his body is physically incapable of because of a lack of RequiredSecondaryPowers. In one issue of ''Deadpool'' he ''snapped his own spine'' while mimicking Slapstick's fighting style. Because while he can certainly learn the moves by observing, he ''can't'' mimic Slapstick's CartoonPhysics and RuleOfFunny powers, so RealityEnsues.
25th Feb '16 11:15:55 AM Hanz
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* OneSteveLimit: Subverted in that he shares the same first name as Iron Man, but Taskmaster is very rarely addressed as Tony.
16th Feb '16 6:10:43 PM ablackraptor
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* ArchEnemy: To Scott Lang not that he cares.

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* ArchEnemy: To Scott Lang Lang. Its not that he cares.mutual though; Tasky doesn't even consider him a threat.



** PowersAsPrograms: A better way to explain his powers is this trope. His brain in the 2010 miniseries was said to be reformed after consuming an attempted recreation of the Super Soldier Serum. Now it acts more like a computer where it will "dump" what it finds is unnecessary and only keep fighting moves as well as some small analyzable cues in movement like a computer whose OS is set to delete anything not related to certain subjects. It's one of the reasons why he fights finesses in an effort to remember her, though due to her training he's able to tell she has no unique attacks only is replicating others like he does. It's been shown he's to be able to recall some things unrelated with fighting but only with a complex set of mental triggers.

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** PowersAsPrograms: A better way to explain his powers is this trope. His brain in the 2010 miniseries was said to be reformed after consuming an attempted recreation of the Super Soldier Serum. Now it acts more like a computer where it will "dump" what it finds is unnecessary and only keep fighting moves as well as some small analyzable cues in movement like a computer whose OS is set to delete anything not related to certain subjects. It's one of the reasons why he fights finesses Finesse in an effort to remember her, though due to her training he's able to tell she has no unique attacks only is replicating others like he does. It's been shown he's to be able to recall some things unrelated with fighting but only with a complex set of mental triggers.triggers, and has learnt to fake remembering people to hide this (which is largely why he wears a mask; no one can tell how surprised he is when they approach him).
15th Feb '16 9:01:13 AM Unityd3v
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** While fighting the [[{{X-23}} new Wolverine]], he assumes that she has the same powers as her father. She uses this to her advantage when he makes him block a kick with his hand, only to pop her foot claws out while he's holding her foot.
10th Feb '16 10:34:58 AM SilverSupernova
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** During a fight against Slapstick, Slapstick managed to get his hand on Taskmaster's broadsword. As he attempts to swing it at him, Taskmaster attempts to mimic the way Slapstick contorted his body to dodge his earlier attacks. Taskmaster ends up breaking his own spine in the process.
9th Feb '16 12:32:12 PM Temmere
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* KatanasAreJustBetter: Implied to be the reason for his carrying one in the Udon mini-series. Outside of UDON books however, he prefers double edge swords. (The preeminent swordsman in the Marvel Universe at the time of his creation was the Black Knight, so Tasky copied his skills.)



* KatanasAreJustBetter: Implied to be the reason for his carrying one in the Udon mini-series. Outside of UDON books however, he prefers double edge swords.
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