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21st May '17 2:04:15 PM Yuihime
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Mystic}}'', the Seven Spirits get fed up with Giselle's bratty party-girl attitude and quit helping her with magic, forcing her to learn about their schools of magic in order to actually earn their respect, and learn to use magic without them. In doing so, Giselle improves her own skills, builds new rapport with the Spirits, and [[CharacterDevelopment takes a few levels in maturity]], ''all'' of which make her more effective down the road.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Mystic}}'', the Seven Spirits get fed up with Giselle's bratty flighty selfish party-girl attitude and quit helping Giselle gained her with magic, forcing magical powers by accidentally hijacking the Seven Spirits. When the Spirits deny her help, Giselle is forced to actually learn about some basic magic and philosophy from each of their schools of magic in order to actually earn their respect, and learn to use magic without them. In doing so, Giselle improves her own skills, builds new rapport with the Spirits, and [[CharacterDevelopment takes a few levels in maturity]], ''all'' of which make her more effective down the road.respect.
21st May '17 10:11:13 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry develops first a certain talent for PlayingWithFire, then vast PsychicPowers. However, since he's still a GlassCannon and said PsychicPowers are (until around chapter 70, and even then, he only really starts using them in earnest in chapter 74) worse than useless in combat - they're PsychoactivePowers and he's justifiably terrified of using them - he's taught how to fight too, picking up an eclectic mix of combat techniques from the Avengers, and a rigorous education in ''aikido'' from Sean Cassidy. While he still gets trounced by the likes of Daken if he's daft enough to go hand to hand with them, against less skilled opponents he can combine his various skill sets to deadly effect, as demonstrated in the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', when fighting [[spoiler: Dudley Dursley a.k.a. the Blob]] while wearing a PowerLimiter - he internalises his telekinesis, uses it to boost his physical abilities, then promptly brutally dismantles his opponent.
** Sean Cassidy, as part of justifying his presence at Hogwarts when he's really mostly a guard for the school working for [=MI13=], teaches a class that's pretty much all about this, demonstrating in his first lesson that while wanded witches and wizards can do incredible things with their magic, if someone gets in close and breaks or otherwise deprives them of their wand, they're worse than screwed, so they need another skill-set to fall back on.



-->'''Quirrell''': Most wizards do not bother much with what a Muggle would term martial arts. Is not a wand stronger than a fist? This attitude is stupid.

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-->'''Quirrell''': Most wizards do not bother much with what a Muggle would term martial arts. Is not a wand stronger than a fist? This attitude is stupid. Wands are held in fists.
14th May '17 6:12:32 PM Azaram
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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} [[PlayedForLaughs for Laughs]] in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', when Robin begins getting very frustrated at the others for relying too much on their powers and dares them to not use them for 24 hours. After seeing how effortlessly they do so, he straps himself to a multitude of bombs at the end of a grueling obstacle course that they breezed through earlier to try to get them to break the dare. They insist on going powerless, and because of that, they don't make it in time. [[DisneyDeath Luckily, it turned out to just be an android strapped to those bombs]].

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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} [[PlayedForLaughs for Laughs]] in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', when Robin begins getting very frustrated at the others for relying too much on their powers and dares them to not use them for 24 hours. hours, with the winner becoming the new leader of the Teen Titans. After seeing how effortlessly they do so, he straps himself to a multitude of bombs at the end of a grueling obstacle course that they breezed through earlier to try to get them to break the dare.dare, to avoid losing the leadership, demanding that they use their powers (and lose the dare) to save him in time. They insist on going powerless, and because of that, they don't make it in time. [[DisneyDeath [[spoiler:[[DisneyDeath Luckily, it turned out to just be an android strapped to those bombs]].bombs]]]].
18th Apr '17 1:23:16 PM ironballs16
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* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', following his conversion into a {{cyborg}}, Adam Jensen undergoes therapy to help him cope with his new cybernetic body. Part of the therapy includes Jensen teaching himself how to build and repair clocks, in order to relearn precision control of his new prosthetic hands. This is based on actual physical therapy techniques. He still occasionally slips up, as shown in the trailer, where he's poured himself a shot of whiskey and the glass is shown to be slowly covering in cracks from his tight grip. This is also the in-story reasoning for the game's upgrade system; all the upgrades are already installed in Jensen's body, but activating them all right off the bat would be too much for his brain to handle and would leave him with a whole lot of deadly tech he probably wouldn't know how to use, so he has to let his body get used to the augments (read: get ExperiencePoints) before he can activate them.

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* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', following his conversion into a {{cyborg}}, Adam Jensen undergoes therapy to help him cope with his new cybernetic body. Part of the therapy includes Jensen teaching himself how to build and repair clocks, in order to relearn precision control of his new prosthetic hands. This hands, [[ShownTheirWork which is based on actual physical therapy techniques.techniques]]. He still occasionally slips up, as shown in the trailer, where he's poured himself a shot of whiskey and the glass is shown to be slowly covering in cracks from his tight grip. This is also the in-story reasoning for the game's upgrade system; all the upgrades are already installed in Jensen's body, but activating them all right off the bat would be too much for his brain to handle and would leave him with a whole lot of deadly tech he probably wouldn't know how to use, so he has to let his body get used to the augments (read: get ExperiencePoints) before he can activate them.
5th Apr '17 12:16:28 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{Manga/Gate}}'': The world beyond the Gate is still working with ClassicalElements, with mages using them in their magical theory. Lelei leanrs how atoms and such work, which makes her magic much more potent.


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* ''{{ComicBook/Hitman}}'': One arc has Tommy aboard the JLA's space station, when they run into aliens who DePower them all. This isn't as big a problem as it seems, until Batman (specifically noted as being the only guy they can rely on in these situations) gets knocked out.
30th Mar '17 10:29:18 AM Grudgeal
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* Averted in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. [[OldMaster "Silver Fang" Bang]] offers Saitama and Genos to become his disciples and learn his martial arts style. Saitama, whose super-power is [[ComicallyInvincibleHero "wins every battle in a single punch"]], says there's no point (Genos also refuses because his fighting style involves [[StuffBlowingUp overwhelming destructive power]] and martial arts don't mesh with it).

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* Averted in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. [[OldMaster "Silver Fang" Bang]] offers Saitama and Genos to become his disciples and learn his martial arts style. Saitama, whose super-power is [[ComicallyInvincibleHero "wins every battle in a single punch"]], says there's no point (Genos point. Genos also refuses because his fighting style involves [[StuffBlowingUp overwhelming destructive power]] and martial arts don't mesh with it).it.
30th Mar '17 10:29:00 AM Grudgeal
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* Averted in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. [[OldMaster Silver-Fang Bang]] offers Saitama and Genos to become his disciples and learn his martial arts style. Saitama, whose super-power is [[ComicallyInvincibleHero "wins every battle in a single punch"]], says there's no point (Genos also refuses because his fighting style involves [[StuffBlowingUp overwhelming destructive power]] and martial arts don't mesh with it).

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* Averted in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. [[OldMaster Silver-Fang "Silver Fang" Bang]] offers Saitama and Genos to become his disciples and learn his martial arts style. Saitama, whose super-power is [[ComicallyInvincibleHero "wins every battle in a single punch"]], says there's no point (Genos also refuses because his fighting style involves [[StuffBlowingUp overwhelming destructive power]] and martial arts don't mesh with it).
30th Mar '17 10:28:04 AM Grudgeal
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* Averted in ''Manga/OnePunchMan''. [[OldMaster Silver-Fang Bang]] offers Saitama and Genos to become his disciples and learn his martial arts style. Saitama, whose super-power is [[ComicallyInvincibleHero "wins every battle in a single punch"]], says there's no point (Genos also refuses because his fighting style involves [[StuffBlowingUp overwhelming destructive power]] and martial arts don't mesh with it).
27th Mar '17 9:47:22 AM Adannor
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** The UrExample comes from the first story in [[http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-1939/Issue-2 Superman Volume 2]], in which Superman meets the former World Champion heavyweight boxer, Larry Trent, who has [[FallenOnHardTimesJob fallen on hard times]] and [[FormerlyFit gotten out of shape]] since [[EtTuBrute his own manager]] was paid to drug him during his big match, forcing him to lose the fight. Superman agrees to [[MasterOfDisguise temporarily disguise himself as Trent]] and [[CurbStompBattle defeating]], while taking time to [[TrainingMontage spar with him to get him back into shape]], so he can [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself fight he last match himself and regain his title]]. Superman learned to box as a result.

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** The UrExample comes from the first story in [[http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/Superman-1939/Issue-2 Superman Volume 2]], 2, in which Superman meets the former World Champion heavyweight boxer, Larry Trent, who has [[FallenOnHardTimesJob fallen on hard times]] and [[FormerlyFit gotten out of shape]] since [[EtTuBrute his own manager]] was paid to drug him during his big match, forcing him to lose the fight. Superman agrees to [[MasterOfDisguise temporarily disguise himself as Trent]] and [[CurbStompBattle defeating]], while taking time to [[TrainingMontage spar with him to get him back into shape]], so he can [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself fight he last match himself and regain his title]]. Superman learned to box as a result.
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