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24th May '16 1:34:14 PM NagisaStick
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the Big Bad from Part 2, Cars, uses the Red Jewel of Asia to instantly become the ultimate creature, with all of earth's evolution in hand and the ability to adapt to any attack. He was effectively immune to every possible attack because he could simply change into a form that resisted it before it even hit him. Even when thrown into a volcano he surrounded his body with bags of air to insulate him from the immense heat. He was defeated by being shot into space by the volcano to float around forever until he eventually ceased thinking, effectively making him dead.

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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the Big Bad from Part 2, Cars, Kars, uses the Red Jewel Stone of Asia Aja to instantly become the ultimate creature, with all of earth's evolution in hand and the ability to adapt to any attack. He was effectively immune to every possible attack because he could simply change into a form that resisted it before it even hit him. Even when thrown into a volcano he surrounded his body with bags of air to insulate him from the immense heat. He was defeated by being shot into space by the volcano to float around forever until he eventually ceased thinking, effectively making him dead.
2nd May '16 1:51:08 PM DeisTheAlcano
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->"''It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.''"
-->-- Leon C. Megginson

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->"''It ->''"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.''"
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-->-- Leon '''Leon C. Megginson
Megginson'''
30th Apr '16 1:25:34 PM nighttrainfm
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* The [[MeaningfulName appropriately-named]] Darwin of the Comicbook/XMen has this as his mutant power -- he will immediately mutate whatever he needs to survive. Immerse him in water and he'll grow gills, burn him and he becomes fireproof, poison him and his body chemistry shifts to neutralize it, etc. It's really too bad that it only happens as an unconscious survival mechanism; with control over that power he'd be damn near omnipotent. It should be noted that his powers don't always give him the ability needed to ''win'' a fight, only to survive. When faced with the Hulk, he gained the ability to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere teleport to the next state]].
** Not just the next state, the state 3 states over.

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* The [[MeaningfulName appropriately-named]] Darwin of the Comicbook/XMen has this as his mutant power -- he will immediately mutate whatever he needs to survive. Immerse him in water and he'll grow gills, burn him and he becomes fireproof, poison him and his body chemistry shifts to neutralize it, etc. It's really too bad that it only happens as an unconscious survival mechanism; with control over that power he'd be damn near omnipotent. It should be noted that his powers don't always give him the ability needed to ''win'' a fight, only to survive. When faced with the Hulk, he gained the ability to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere teleport to the next state]].
** Not just the next state, the state 3
several states over.away]].
17th Apr '16 11:36:25 AM Leid
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* In the AlternateUniverse ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Intrepid}}'', Anne's power set basically allows her to fully understand someone's power with a touch and then use a power to counter it. Such as using a cold wave to get rid of Lung's pyrokinesis and a teleportation power to get rid of Lung far enough to where he'll cool down.
29th Mar '16 9:33:34 AM KingZeal
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** Urahara Kisuke has an [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analytical mind that is unrivaled]] by any other character. He is classified by the Vandenreich as a "Special War Potential" because he keeps a mental list of any possibility, as well as counters to them, and any ability or attack he's seen he has already figured out an effective counter for. This is best demonstrated during his fight with Yammy, where Yammy's BeamSpam backfires because he showed it enough times for Urahara to perfectly counter it.

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** Urahara Kisuke Kisuke's bankai has an [[AwesomenessByAnalysis the ability to dissect and modify anything it wishes. When used defensively, it can take something damaged and make it stronger, and help it recover from or even resist whatever damaged it in the first place. Combined with his analytical mind that is unrivaled]] by mind, which enables him to [[ItOnlyWorksOnce counter any other character. He is classified by the Vandenreich as a "Special War Potential" because he keeps a mental list of any possibility, as well as counters to them, and any ability or attack ability]] he's seen he has already figured out adjusted to, this makes him an effective counter for. This is best demonstrated during his fight with Yammy, where Yammy's BeamSpam backfires because he showed it enough times for Urahara extremely adaptable opponent and nigh-impossible to perfectly counter it.beat if you fail to do so in your first attempt.
29th Mar '16 9:26:22 AM KingZeal
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** Anyone with Saiyan blood will receive large increases in strength upon recovering from near-fatal injuries. The Saiyans are the embodiment of the Nietzsche's famous quote. If they are near-death for whatever reason, when they are recovered, they will come back stronger. A few enemies were too powerful for this to matter much, though.

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** Anyone with Saiyan blood will receive large increases in strength upon recovering from near-fatal injuries. The Saiyans are the embodiment of the Nietzsche's famous quote. If they are near-death for whatever reason, when they are recovered, they will come back stronger. This ''also'' works with actual death, provided there's a way to come BackFromTheDead afterward. A few enemies were too powerful for this to matter much, though.



** Goku's adapt ability allows him to become immune to almost any technique he has seen at least once. Like [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Shishioh]], it's because he innately knows how to counter them. This is best seen with his fight against Cell, where all Cell's copy techniques fail to harm Goku.

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** Goku's adapt adaptive ability allows him to become immune to almost any technique he has seen at least once. Like [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Shishioh]], it's because he innately knows how to counter them. This is best seen with his fight against Cell, where all Cell's copy techniques fail to harm Goku.


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** Urahara Kisuke has an [[AwesomenessByAnalysis analytical mind that is unrivaled]] by any other character. He is classified by the Vandenreich as a "Special War Potential" because he keeps a mental list of any possibility, as well as counters to them, and any ability or attack he's seen he has already figured out an effective counter for. This is best demonstrated during his fight with Yammy, where Yammy's BeamSpam backfires because he showed it enough times for Urahara to perfectly counter it.
16th Mar '16 3:24:37 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Enjin boasts that whatever kills him makes him stronger. After Kaiser Ghidorah breaks several of his bones including his neck and then throws him into a river, he crawls out and instantly heals with his body reinforced so it won't happen again.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', Enjin boasts that whatever kills him makes him stronger. After Kaiser Ghidorah breaks several of his bones including his neck and then throws him into a river, he crawls out and instantly heals with his body reinforced so it won't happen again. After Monster X hits him several times, his skin toughens up so that X hurts his own hands when he tries to punch him. The only way to beat him is to [[spoiler:knock him into the air so that he cannot draw strength from the ground and regenerate, then destroy his [[SoulJar core]].]]
27th Feb '16 2:37:50 PM Trocheetroper
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** Not just the next state, the state 3 states over.
27th Feb '16 9:51:05 AM Anna_Nimus
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* In ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'', as usual for Gamer fanfics, James has this, and so do those in his Party. So far, he has gained AcquiredPoisonImmunity, DamageReduction to both ElementalPowers and physical attacks, and even a partial resistance to [[TimeMaster Clockblocker's]] power!
-->''Quote for <Time Resistance>'': "'''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny BULLSHIT!]]'''"
26th Feb '16 5:13:05 PM Prometheus117
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** Sternritter "D" of "The Deathdealing" Askin Nakk Le Vaar has this as part of his PoisonousPerson powers; by taking in a large amount of the substance he intends to make lethal, he can no longer be killed by said substance because he can adjust his resistance to it. It also works wonders for defense in that he tanks his opponent's attacks before adjusting his resistance to their Reiatsu, thus rendering all subsequent attacks useless.
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