History Main / BoxingLessonsForSuperman

6th Nov '16 11:48:02 AM BattleMaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* When Franchise/WonderWoman lost her powers for a while in the 70's (the period when she wore the white [[SpyCatsuit catsuit]] instead of her normal costume), she trained under a martial arts master to help compensate.

to:

* When Franchise/WonderWoman lost her powers for a while in the 70's (the period when she wore the white [[SpyCatsuit catsuit]] instead of her normal costume), she trained under a martial arts master to help compensate. This was a bit odd, considering that she came from a ProudWarriorRace and therefore already had extensive training with unarmed combat.
26th Oct '16 3:29:45 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}

to:

* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}ComicBook/{{Magneto}}
23rd Oct '16 12:33:33 PM DustSnitch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the {{Badass}} BloodKnight Kenpachi is UnskilledButStrong, using absolute brute force to beat most opponents. But when he finally faces one whom brute force is useless against, he switches to his secret weapon: ''a basic kendo swing'' that Commander Yamamoto had forced him to learn... which is so powerful it causes his opponent to '''explode'''. In chapter 520, [[spoiler:Kyouraku's first order as the new captain-commander of the Gotei 13]] is to give Kenpachi more formal training to prepare him for Vandereich's next move. [[spoiler:Soul Society's ruling council actually doesn't want Kenpachi to get any stronger because they are worried he'll be unstoppable if he decides to rebel against Soul Society. Kyouraku convinces them that they need Kenpachi to become stronger, because if they lose in the current war, they'll be too dead to worry about such things. Kenpachi's teacher is '''Retsu Unohana, the first Kenpachi'''.]]

to:

* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the {{Badass}} BloodKnight Kenpachi is UnskilledButStrong, using absolute brute force to beat most opponents. But when he finally faces one whom brute force is useless against, he switches to his secret weapon: ''a basic kendo swing'' that Commander Yamamoto had forced him to learn... which is so powerful it causes his opponent to '''explode'''. In chapter 520, [[spoiler:Kyouraku's first order as the new captain-commander of the Gotei 13]] is to give Kenpachi more formal training to prepare him for Vandereich's next move. [[spoiler:Soul Society's ruling council actually doesn't want Kenpachi to get any stronger because they are worried he'll be unstoppable if he decides to rebel against Soul Society. Kyouraku convinces them that they need Kenpachi to become stronger, because if they lose in the current war, they'll be too dead to worry about such things. Kenpachi's teacher is '''Retsu Unohana, the first Kenpachi'''.]]
30th Sep '16 8:42:41 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is the point of the Hero Certification Program in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. It takes a ''lot'' to become a fully-licensed Hero (vigilantism is illegal and severely punished), and most Supers need tons of training in order to become good enough to be responsible for people's lives. A four-year program, the HCP trains Supers' bodies and minds for the hardship of being a Hero. All the professors are either former Heroes themselves or have been otherwise employed in risky jobs. This is demonstrated in ''Year 1'' when Roy, an arrogant strongman, tries to take on Chad, the top student in the class. True, Chad might not have Roy's raw strength, but he has lots of training, better speed and reaction time, and precision, and handily beats Roy. Since then, Roy trains hard and spars with Chad daily, getting slightly better each time, all in the hopes of one day besting Chad.

to:

* This is the point of the Hero Certification Program in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. It takes a ''lot'' to become a fully-licensed Hero (vigilantism is illegal and severely punished), and most Supers need tons of training in order to become good enough to be responsible for people's lives. A four-year program, the HCP trains Supers' bodies and minds for the hardship of being a Hero. All the professors are either former Heroes themselves or have been otherwise employed in risky jobs. This is demonstrated in ''Year 1'' when Roy, an arrogant strongman, tries to take on Chad, the top student in the class. True, Chad might not have Roy's raw strength, but he has lots of training, better speed and reaction time, and precision, and handily beats Roy. Since then, Roy trains hard and spars with Chad daily, getting slightly better each time, all in the hopes of one day besting Chad. In ''Year 2'', Mary, a telepath and telekinetic with a high potential, ends up being shown by an old woman, a retired Hero with a similar powerset. While Mary may have the power, Professor Stone has decades of training and experience, not to mention a ''lot'' more focus, allowing her to control dozens of objects simultaneously.
30th Sep '16 8:40:52 AM ChronoLegion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* This is the point of the Hero Certification Program in ''Literature/SuperPowereds''. It takes a ''lot'' to become a fully-licensed Hero (vigilantism is illegal and severely punished), and most Supers need tons of training in order to become good enough to be responsible for people's lives. A four-year program, the HCP trains Supers' bodies and minds for the hardship of being a Hero. All the professors are either former Heroes themselves or have been otherwise employed in risky jobs. This is demonstrated in ''Year 1'' when Roy, an arrogant strongman, tries to take on Chad, the top student in the class. True, Chad might not have Roy's raw strength, but he has lots of training, better speed and reaction time, and precision, and handily beats Roy. Since then, Roy trains hard and spars with Chad daily, getting slightly better each time, all in the hopes of one day besting Chad.
30th Sep '16 7:57:15 AM TroperDoper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Slayers from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' are subject to ongoing martial arts and weapons training as a matter of course despite already possessing superhuman abilities and innate fighting prowess upon activation. This is necessary as it's pretty much a given that the Slayer will face opponents with greater strength than them.
**In the ''Angel & Faith'' comics, the company Deepscan has its Slayer agents taught how to use military-grade firearms as opposed to the traditional weapons they've been accustomed to for centuries.
* All of the Charmed Ones gain some sort of fighting skill along with their magical powers during the course of ''{{Series/Charmed}}''. Phoebe starts off when she learns kick-boxing early on to make up for her non-offensive power of premonition. Prue, who at the time was the only one with an [[MindOverMatter offensive power]], continues this trend in season 3 (though it is mentioned in the previous season that she is taking lessons). Piper learns how to sword fight in season six, despite the fact that she can already blow things up with [[HavingABlast a mere hand gesture]]. Paige also demonstrates some hand-to-hand fighting skills from time-to-time.
17th Sep '16 8:54:09 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Triplicate Girl of the Legion of Substitute Heroes (later the main ComicBook/LegionOfSuperheroes) had the ability to turn into three of herself. However, she learned to get formidable martial arts from Karate Kid, so when she uses her power, it's like fighting ''three'' Bruce Lee's.
8th Sep '16 5:07:16 AM Ramona122003
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This is a rule of thumb in the series. Characters who rely purely on their brute strength or natural talent to get ahead will eventually meet their match when paired with an equally strong or even a slightly weaker fighter who is exceptionally well-trained. A prime example of this is Frieza. Because he was born naturally strong and easily steamrolled anyone who got in his way, he was completely ill-prepared to fight Super Saiyan Goku who not only was stronger, but had the endurance to fight for a long time, something Frieza severely lacked.
** Even when Frieza actually trains in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' and gains a SuperMode whose power rivals a Super Saiyan God, he still {{subverted|Trope}} this trope. [[spoiler: He stops his training right after he unlocks his Super Mode, [[EpicFail causing him to have the same stamina problems that led to his defeat the first time]].]]

to:

** This is a rule of thumb in the series. Characters who rely purely on their brute strength or natural talent to get ahead will eventually meet their match when paired with an equally strong or even a slightly weaker fighter who is exceptionally well-trained. A prime example of this is Frieza. Because he was born naturally strong and easily steamrolled anyone who got in his way, he was completely ill-prepared to fight Super Saiyan Goku who not only was stronger, but had the endurance to fight for a long time, something Frieza severely lacked. \n** Even when Frieza actually trains in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' and gains a SuperMode whose power rivals a Super Saiyan God, he still {{subverted|Trope}} this trope. [[spoiler: He stops his training right after he unlocks his Super Mode, [[EpicFail causing him to have the same stamina problems that led to his defeat the first time]].]]
8th Sep '16 4:46:06 AM Ramona122003
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Goku and Vegeta's training under Whis in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is based on this principle. Previously, they had trained and extended their [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] forms, but having mastered these, they return to exercising their physical bodies because the Super Saiyan forms are amplifiers of their natural forms.

to:

* ** Goku and Vegeta's training under Whis in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is based on this principle. Previously, they had trained and extended their [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] forms, but having mastered these, they return to exercising their physical bodies because the Super Saiyan forms are amplifiers of their natural forms.
16th Aug '16 7:50:12 PM ultimomant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the spin-off ''The Bridge: Humanity's Stand'', the genetically engineered Kaiju Tytanna was taught several forms of martial arts and swordsmanship by her human caretakers, complimenting her natural strength and allowing her to hold her own in her first real fight in spite of her lack of battlefield experience. As for ''how'' her caretakers trained her, she has the ability to take on human form.

to:

** In the spin-off ''The Bridge: Humanity's Stand'', ''Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand'', the genetically engineered Kaiju Tytanna was taught several forms of martial arts and swordsmanship by her human caretakers, complimenting her natural strength and allowing her to hold her own in her first real fight in spite of her lack of battlefield experience. As for ''how'' her caretakers trained her, she has the ability to take on human form.
This list shows the last 10 events of 389. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BoxingLessonsForSuperman