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17th Sep '16 8:54:09 AM AnotherGuy
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* 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
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** 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]].]]

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** 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
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* 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.

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* ** 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
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** 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.

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** 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.
16th Jul '16 1:23:21 PM DoctorTItanX
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* 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 the current war they'll be too dead to worry about such things. Kenpachi's teacher is '''Retsu Unohana the first Kenpachi'''.]]

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* 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 war, they'll be too dead to worry about such things. Kenpachi's teacher is '''Retsu Unohana Unohana, the first Kenpachi'''.]]



* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} usually got by on luck up until the American Tour Arc. In fact, his victory over Robin Mask in the Choujin Olympics (Widely considered by all to be the turning point of his career) was mostly due to Robin being too distracted going "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" In Hawaii, he met Prince Kamehame, the former 99-time island champion. Kamehamne taught Kin his moves, including the iconic Kinniku Buster.

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* Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} usually got by on luck up until the American Tour Arc. In fact, his victory over Robin Mask in the Choujin Olympics (Widely considered by all to be the turning point of his career) was mostly due to Robin being too distracted going "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" In Hawaii, he met Prince Kamehame, the former 99-time island champion. Kamehamne Kamehame taught Kin his moves, including the iconic Kinniku Buster.



** However, he is first and foremost a physicist, and naturally chose to specialize in electromagnetism and everything to do with it. Since his mutant power gives him control over the entire electro-magnetic spectrum, his scientific knowledge turns an already formidable mutant power into a full-fledged SwissArmySuperpower- electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe, and knowing this and knowing just how few limits that really imposes on him makes Magneto one of the most powerful bastards on Marvel Earth and the sheer range of things he can do- up to and including opening interstellar wormholes and manipulating electrons to control even non-metals (e.g. wood)- is absolutely mind-boggling to the layman who doesn't appreciate just how broken his power can be. He wouldn't be near that powerful if he didn't understand, in detail, the myriad ways his power works like that.

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** However, he is first and foremost a physicist, and naturally chose to specialize in electromagnetism and everything to do with it. Since his mutant power gives him control over the entire electro-magnetic spectrum, his scientific knowledge turns an already formidable mutant power into a full-fledged SwissArmySuperpower- electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe, and knowing this and knowing just how few limits that really imposes on him makes Magneto one of the most powerful bastards on Marvel Earth and the sheer range of things he can do- up to and including opening interstellar wormholes and manipulating electrons to control even non-metals (e.g. wood)- is absolutely mind-boggling to the layman who doesn't appreciate just how broken great his power can be. He wouldn't be near that powerful if he didn't understand, in detail, the myriad ways his power works like that.
20th Jun '16 7:07:18 PM jgkitarel
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** That very method's weaknesses are also demonstrated in that same fight. Einhart knows how that skill works, and she knows that Corona's moves are copied moves. This makes her predictable, and she proceeds to easily counter Corona and defeat her after the surprise wore off. Still not bad for the girl who uses it to cover her most glaring weakness, and it will be a frightening addition to her skill set after more training in various martial arts styles.
13th May '16 12:13:38 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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* The titular character of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' takes kickboxing lessons from a female teacher he befriended during one of the MonsterOfTheWeek two-parters.
28th Apr '16 6:58:07 PM ultimomant
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** Even when Frieza actually trains in ''Resurrection 'F''' 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 that led to his defeat the first time]]]].
* Goku and Vegeta's training under Whis in ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'' 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.

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** Even when Frieza actually trains in ''Resurrection 'F''' ''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]]]].
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* Goku and Vegeta's training under Whis in ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'' ''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.



* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Aria Blaze takes martial arts classes, which later comes in handy because the various {{Kaiju}} characters turned human cannot be controlled by the Sirens' MindControlMusic, meaning the Sirens have to take them on the old-fashioned way. She's still at a disadvantage because she has the body of a normal teenage girl and the transformed Kaiju still have SuperStrength and durability, [[spoiler:but she eventually gains super strength and durability after absorbing Kaizer Ghidorah's energy, and Monster X agrees to give her additional training]].

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Aria Blaze takes martial arts classes, which later comes in handy because the various {{Kaiju}} characters turned human cannot be controlled by the Sirens' MindControlMusic, meaning the Sirens have to take them on the old-fashioned way. She's still at a disadvantage because she has the body of a normal teenage girl and the transformed Kaiju still have SuperStrength and durability, [[spoiler:but she eventually gains super strength and durability after absorbing Kaizer Ghidorah's energy, and Monster X agrees to give her additional training]].training.]]
** 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.
21st Apr '16 1:39:45 PM ElodieHiras
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* A very real possibility in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''. The most basic example is a superpowered charatcer who has never been in a fight prior to the campaign's start picking up the Combat Reflexes advantage (in Layman's Terms, veterancy) at the first opportunity, as well as a few weapons/martial arts skills.
19th Apr '16 5:55:22 PM Generality
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* Goku and Vegeta's training under Whis in ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'' 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.
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