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23rd Apr '17 11:50:17 AM nombretomado
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* This is becoming a common element of the ''[[Franchise/TalesSeries Tales of]]'' series, starting with ''Tales of Destiny''. It is not uncommon to see this archetype combined with elements of other classes, for example [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]].

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* This is becoming a common element of the ''[[Franchise/TalesSeries Tales of]]'' ''VideoGame/TalesOf'' series, starting with ''Tales of Destiny''. It is not uncommon to see this archetype combined with elements of other classes, for example [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]].
10th Mar '17 2:23:59 PM NightlyGrape
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* Eliot Spencer from ''Leverage'' prefers hand-to-hand combat, despite proficiency with other weapons.
20th Feb '17 8:58:41 AM riverdine
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** Krillin is the only one who fits the "monk" part of the trope, as he shaves his head regularly (to the point Goku thought he was just bald) [[spoiler:at least up until the Buu Saga, post marriage]] and has Moxibustion points on his forehead. Everyone else are just extreme martial art enthusiasts.
12th Feb '17 7:11:46 PM H2SO4
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* The Equalists in sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' have mooks fitting this trope, as they use almost the same fighting style as Ty Lee.

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* The Equalists in sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' have mooks fitting this trope, as they use almost the same fighting style as Ty Lee.Lee, though they also specialize with non-lethal weaponry.
8th Feb '17 9:40:05 AM erforce
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-->--'''[[WarriorMonk Douren]]''', ''Manga/SengokuYouko'' chapter 68

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-->--'''[[WarriorMonk -->-- '''[[WarriorMonk Douren]]''', ''Manga/SengokuYouko'' chapter 68



Subtrope of AnAdventurerIsYou and WeaponOfChoice. Supertrope to BoxingBattler. Much like you can't have a BadassNormal in a world without actual super powers, this trope is not applicable in settings where ''everyone'' fights unarmed, of course--there's nothing surprising about Film/{{Rocky}} fighting with bare fists, since..well..that's the ''point''.

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Subtrope of AnAdventurerIsYou and WeaponOfChoice. Supertrope to BoxingBattler. Much like you can't have a BadassNormal in a world without actual super powers, this trope is not applicable in settings where ''everyone'' fights unarmed, of course--there's nothing surprising about Film/{{Rocky}} Franchise/{{Rocky}} fighting with bare fists, since..well..that's the ''point''.
28th Jan '17 11:03:55 AM ILikeRobots
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* ''Videogame/EarthBound'' has Poo, the [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething crown prince]] of [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Dalaam]]. He's said to have undergone special martial training, and unlike the other characters in the playable party, equipping him with most weapons actually ''lowers'' his physical attacking power. The only exception to this rule is equipping him with the special [[CoolSword Sword of Kings]].
8th Jan '17 2:36:20 PM R.G.
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* The Shaman from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx'' is a tough fighter who also uses magical stones.
11th Dec '16 8:39:51 PM Doug86
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* ''DragonBallZ'' every member of the [[TheTeam the Z-Fighters]] and all the villains, the only exceptions are Future Trunks with his sword and Goku with power pole. Which he stopped using after the first movie

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* ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' every member of the [[TheTeam the Z-Fighters]] and all the villains, the only exceptions are Future Trunks with his sword and Goku with power pole. Which he stopped using after the first movie movie.
4th Dec '16 12:10:26 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* ''DragonBallZ'' every member of the [[TheTeam the Z-Fighters]] and all the villains, the only exceptions are Future Trunks with his sword and Goku with power pole. Which he stopped using after the first movie



* Kenshiro of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' can fight well with nunchucks if he has to, but prefers his bare hands. The better to [[YourHeadASplode pop heads with!]]

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* Kenshiro of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' can fight well with nunchucks if he has to, but prefers his bare hands. The better to [[YourHeadASplode pop heads with!]]with!]].
** And pretty everyone else in the series fights bare handed, except for Mamiya who fights with a crossbow and Jagi who likes using a shotgun and gasoline.


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** [[DoubleAgent Vergo]] is one of the few villains in New World that fights entirely with his strength (which is colossal) and when he coats his entire body in [[InstantArmor Haki]] his foes are in for a world of pain. Vergo only brings out his bamboo stick when shit gets serious, earning him the name ''Demon bamboo''.
14th Nov '16 8:29:55 PM mogryo
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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics goes here as well. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu I like the idea of punching out dragons]], though. As with the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' Monks, the Monks in ''Tactics'' fight barehanded but can do just as much, if not more, damage as the armed characters. They also have the "Brawler" support ability which allows non-Monk characters to also fight barehanded and deal comparable damage. And this is a particularly good idea too, as barehanded attacks are potentially some of the most powerful attacks you can put out, with only some of the rare weapons being able to out-pace the damage done by a properly equipped (with mere store-bought items) Monk.

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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics goes here as well. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu I like the idea of punching out dragons]], though. As with the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' Monks, the Monks in ''Tactics'' fight barehanded but can do just as much, if not more, damage as the armed characters. They also have the "Brawler" support ability which allows non-Monk characters to also fight barehanded and deal comparable damage. And this is a particularly good idea too, as barehanded attacks are potentially some of the most powerful attacks you can put out, with only some of the rare weapons being able to out-pace the damage done by a properly equipped (with mere store-bought items) Monk.
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