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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.
16th Apr '16 4:55:38 PM merotoker
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Contrast CharlesAtlasSuperpower which is effectively the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] of this trope. While BoxingLessonsForSuperman features an extraordinary being learning a mundane skill to augment their abilities or serve as something extra to fall back on, CharlesAtlasSuperpower has a supposedly ordinary being able to achieve the extraordinary ''through'' proficiency in a mundane skill.

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Contrast CharlesAtlasSuperpower which is effectively the [[InvertedTrope inverse]] {{inver|tedTrope}}se of this trope. While BoxingLessonsForSuperman Boxing Lessons For Superman features an extraordinary being learning a mundane skill to augment their abilities or serve as something extra to fall back on, CharlesAtlasSuperpower has a supposedly ordinary being able to achieve the extraordinary ''through'' proficiency in a mundane skill.



* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'''s Hibiki gains {{Magitek}} MahouShoujo powers but not the {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s, flashy [[CallingYourAttacks Called Attacks]], and seemingly inherent fighting skills all the other girls have. Her powers just let her face the enemy with all the combat prowess of an ordinary middle-schooler [[spoiler:until her TrainingMontage with the resident BadassNormal puts her [[PowerFist unarmed combat]] on par with her {{BFG}}- and {{BFS}}-wielding counterparts.]]

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'''s Hibiki gains {{Magitek}} MahouShoujo [[MagicalGirl Mahou Shoujo]] powers but not the {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s, flashy [[CallingYourAttacks Called Attacks]], and seemingly inherent fighting skills all the other girls have. Her powers just let her face the enemy with all the combat prowess of an ordinary middle-schooler [[spoiler:until her TrainingMontage with the resident BadassNormal puts her [[PowerFist unarmed combat]] on par with her {{BFG}}- and {{BFS}}-wielding counterparts.]]counterparts]].



** Even when Frieza actually trains in ''Resurrection 'F''' and gains a SuperMode whose power rivals a Super Saiyan God, he still {{Subverted}} 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]]]].
* The officers of Section 2 in in the ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' manga get trained in martial arts, to make them more versatile when piloting their giant humanoid mecha.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu spent much of his free time in high school learning how to fight without relying on his powers ([[ComesGreatResponsibility which he limited to using only to help people in trouble]]), and managed to build a reputation as an undefeated street fighter without anyone knowing he was a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]]. This comes in handy twenty years down the line when [[spoiler:he starts losing his powers.]]

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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}} {{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]]]].
* The officers of Section 2 in in the ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' manga get trained in martial arts, to make them more versatile when piloting their giant humanoid mecha.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', Kotetsu spent much of his free time in high school learning how to fight without relying on his powers ([[ComesGreatResponsibility which he limited to using only to help people in trouble]]), and managed to build a reputation as an undefeated street fighter without anyone knowing he was a [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]]. This comes in handy twenty years down the line when [[spoiler:he starts losing his powers.]]powers]].



* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', [[ShrinkingViolet Corona]] is a {{Golem}} [[ImprovisedGolem summoner]] and manipulator, and the most glaring weakness of those types is the [[SquishyWizard squishy summoner]] themselves. Corona knows this as much as anyone, so during the TournamentArc, she starts to take her martial arts training more seriously on the side [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets then uses her doll control abilities on her own trained body]], letting [[PowerCopying her copy the base form of her teammates' techniques]] and [[{{Determinator}} continue fighting even when her body should be too broken to move]]]]. This leads to a nasty surprise for [[FriendlyRival Einhart]] when she takes down her golem and tries to go for an easy KO, only to run straight into an uppercut.

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* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', [[ShrinkingViolet Corona]] is a {{Golem}} [[ImprovisedGolem summoner]] and manipulator, and the most glaring weakness of those types is the [[SquishyWizard squishy summoner]] themselves. Corona knows this as much as anyone, so during the TournamentArc, she starts to take her martial arts training more seriously on the side [[spoiler:[[PeoplePuppets then uses her doll control abilities on her own trained body]], letting [[PowerCopying her copy the base form of her teammates' techniques]] and [[{{Determinator}} continue fighting even when her body should be too broken to move]]]]. This leads to a nasty surprise for [[FriendlyRival [[FriendlyRivalry Einhart]] when she takes down her golem and tries to go for an easy KO, only to run straight into an uppercut.



* Yoshimori in ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is [[spoiler:left-handed but has been using techniques with his right-hand.]] Upon putting two and two together, he realized he could get a major boost in power and accuracy by [[spoiler:horizontally mirroring the techniques he's learned so he could perform them with his left hand instead.]]

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* Yoshimori in ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is [[spoiler:left-handed but has been using techniques with his right-hand.]] right-hand]]. Upon putting two and two together, he realized he could get a major boost in power and accuracy by [[spoiler:horizontally mirroring the techniques he's learned so he could perform them with his left hand instead.]]instead]].



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** Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} is a borderline example; while she has martial arts skills in addition to her PsychicPowers, and has the ability to use her powers and martial skills in unique ways, this was granted to her in an impossible FreakyFriday fashion, and not something she learned herself. Kwannon, the woman whose body she inhabits, is this trope played straight, as a low-level empath who trained to become an expert assassin.
** ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} has teleportation and super-agility that make him a dangerous enough combatant, but he has also increased his acrobatic skills by working for many years as a circus performer, and his love of ErrolFlynn movies has led him to study fencing. So now he's a super agile teleporting swashbuckler who can attack with up to three swords at once (his tail can hold one).

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** Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} is a borderline example; while she has martial arts skills in addition to her PsychicPowers, and has the ability to use her powers and martial skills in unique ways, this was granted to her in an impossible FreakyFriday FreakyFridayFlip fashion, and not something she learned herself. Kwannon, the woman whose body she inhabits, is this trope played straight, as a low-level empath who trained to become an expert assassin.
** ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} has teleportation and super-agility that make him a dangerous enough combatant, but he has also increased his acrobatic skills by working for many years as a circus performer, and his love of ErrolFlynn Creator/ErrolFlynn movies has led him to study fencing. So now he's a super agile teleporting swashbuckler who can attack with up to three swords at once (his tail can hold one).



* ComicBook/{{Magneto}}
** After discovering his powers, but before becoming ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Max Eisenhardt studied numerous scientific fields, including mechanical and genetic engineering, as well as electromagnetic radiation. Because of this, Magneto is capable of instilling the mutant gene in ordinary people, creating DesignerBabies from genetic tissue, and building technological marvels (such as an orbiting base on an asteroid) that even [[ScienceHero Reed]] [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Richards]] admits are pretty impressive.
** 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 ComicBook/{{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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** After discovering his powers, but before becoming ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Magneto, Max Eisenhardt studied numerous scientific fields, including mechanical and genetic engineering, as well as electromagnetic radiation. Because of this, Magneto is capable of instilling the mutant gene in ordinary people, creating DesignerBabies from genetic tissue, and building technological marvels (such as an orbiting base on an asteroid) that even [[ScienceHero Reed]] [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Richards]] admits are pretty impressive.
** 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 ComicBook/{{Magneto}} 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.



* More justified than usual in one issue of ''Comicbook/SheHulk'' when Shulkie is in training to [[TheBoxingEpisode box]] the Champion of the Universe. She weightlifts as her human alter ego because she realises that increasing her strength as a human has a '''geometric''' effect when she [[HulkOut Hulks Out]].

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* More justified than usual in one issue of ''Comicbook/SheHulk'' when Shulkie is in training to [[TheBoxingEpisode box]] the Champion of the Universe. She weightlifts as her human alter ego because she realises that increasing her strength as a human has a '''geometric''' effect when she [[HulkOut [[HulkingOut Hulks Out]].



** His classic universe counterpart finally did get some martial arts training from Captain America and Tony Stark tried to mentor him. The Ultimate version ''did'' try to take lessons from them as well but... Between Tony being more interested in just hanging out with Spidey in his lab and Cap being an enormous asshole, it didn't go quite as well.

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** His classic universe counterpart finally did get some martial arts training from Captain America ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark Stark]] tried to mentor him. The Ultimate version ''did'' try to take lessons from them as well but... Between Tony being more interested in just hanging out with Spidey in his lab and Cap being an enormous asshole, it didn't go quite as well.



* One issue of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern Corps'' had Kyle Rayner encounter a situation in which he could not challenge Sinestro without breaking a truce that kept a fragile peace. Kyle proposed that the two fight as normals--without ''any'' {{Green Lantern Ring}}s. Sinestro accepts, brags that he had been trained by some of the greatest martial artists in the known universe, and asks Kyle who trained ''him''. Kyle's reply? Franchise/{{Batman}}. In a two-page splash, no less.

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* One issue of the ''Franchise/GreenLantern Corps'' had Kyle Rayner encounter a situation in which he could not challenge Sinestro without breaking a truce that kept a fragile peace. Kyle proposed that the two fight as normals--without ''any'' {{Green Lantern Ring}}s. Sinestro accepts, brags that he had been trained by some of the greatest martial artists in the known universe, and asks Kyle who trained ''him''. Kyle's reply? Franchise/{{Batman}}. [[http://thebatmanuniverse.net/image/Misc/Blog/Indivdual%20Posts/Dave/Green%20Lantern%20Schooled/Bat%20punch%20B.jpg In a two-page splash, no less.]]



** Not only does she have all the powers of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her cousin]], she has had training in both unarmed and armed combat. By ComicBook/WonderWoman and the Amazons. Unfortunately, most writers tend to forget this.

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** Not only does she have all the powers of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her cousin]], she has had training in both unarmed and armed combat. By ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and the Amazons. Unfortunately, most writers tend to forget this.



* When Franchise/WonderWoman lost her powers for a while in the 70's (the period when she wore the white [[CatSuit catsuit]] instead of her normal costume), she trained under a martial arts master to help compensate.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, Wildcat is a BadassNormal pro boxer, and considered one of the hero community's go-to guys to get lessons from. The list of people he trained is like a Who's Who of DCUNiverse {{Badass Normal}}s: Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} I & II, ComicBook/BlackCanary II, Wildcat II & III, and ComicBook/{{Starman}} (Jack Knight), among others.

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* When Franchise/WonderWoman lost her powers for a while in the 70's (the period when she wore the white [[CatSuit [[SpyCatsuit catsuit]] instead of her normal costume), she trained under a martial arts master to help compensate.
* In Franchise/TheDCU, Wildcat is a BadassNormal pro boxer, and considered one of the hero community's go-to guys to get lessons from. The list of people he trained is like a Who's Who of DCUNiverse [=DCUniverse=] {{Badass Normal}}s: Franchise/{{Batman}}, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} I & II, ComicBook/BlackCanary II, Wildcat II & III, and ComicBook/{{Starman}} (Jack Knight), among others.



* Subtly mentioned in various X-Men titles, like the X-Men Evolution note below, [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott]] has learned various skills to compensate and enhance his power. He specifically trains to fight so that he doesn't lose his visor, has learned to fight blind and remember where his visor fell, and is a master of applied geometry. The latter has resulted in Wolverine owing Scott a truckload of beer over billiards.

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* Subtly mentioned in various X-Men titles, like the X-Men Evolution ''X-Men Evolution'' note below, [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott]] has learned various skills to compensate and enhance his power. He specifically trains to fight so that he doesn't lose his visor, has learned to fight blind and remember where his visor fell, and is a master of applied geometry. The latter has resulted in Wolverine owing Scott a truckload of beer over billiards.



* Played with in ''FanFic/WithThisRing''. While it's good for Superboy to learn hand-to-hand combat, Orange Lantern fears that he's being held back by [[FightsLikeANormal Black Canary]]. [[DeconstructedTrope Black Canary is a good fighter, but she's still a normal human going against a Kryptonian. One wrong move from Superboy and she's paste. If Superboy gets too used to holding himself back, he will not fight at full strength in combat. ]] So OL asks Wonder Woman, who has over eighty years of martial experience and regularly wins against Superman and NighInvulnerable to train Superboy.

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* Played with in ''FanFic/WithThisRing''. While it's good for Superboy to learn hand-to-hand combat, Orange Lantern fears that he's being held back by [[FightsLikeANormal Black Canary]]. [[DeconstructedTrope Black Canary is a good fighter, but she's still a normal human going against a Kryptonian. One wrong move from Superboy and she's paste. If Superboy gets too used to holding himself back, he will not fight at full strength in combat. ]] So OL asks Wonder Woman, who has over eighty years of martial experience and regularly wins against Superman and NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le to train Superboy.



* ''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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* ''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.]]training]].



* In ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man 2]]'', Tony is shown practicing "mixed martial-arts" (actually [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Dirty]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs Boxing]]) against Happy Hogan. Later, when he and Rhodey get into a fight, the lessons actually come in handy because Tony is more used to fighting in PoweredArmor and is actually able to hold his own against the military-trained Colonel Rhodes despite being drunk.

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* In ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man 2]]'', ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony is shown practicing "mixed martial-arts" (actually [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty Dirty]] [[GoodOldFisticuffs Boxing]]) against Happy Hogan. Later, when he and Rhodey get into a fight, the lessons actually come in handy because Tony is more used to fighting in PoweredArmor and is actually able to hold his own against the military-trained Colonel Rhodes despite being drunk.



* In the short story ''Kid Cardula'' by Jack Richie, the vampire boxer has to spend time learning ''not'' to OneHitKO his opponents and how to convincingly fake getting knocked down in order not to look like a BoringInvincibleHero to the audience.
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', young supervillains and superheroes are taught useful skills, such as acrobatics and hand-to-hand fighting. [[spoiler:Alex reminds Lux and Lone Star that they know them, since they taught the kids, and so they are not useless, even BroughtDownToNormal, and they help in the final fight, even if mostly against {{Mooks}}]].

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* In the short story ''Kid Cardula'' by Jack Richie, the vampire boxer has to spend time learning ''not'' to OneHitKO his opponents and how to convincingly fake getting knocked down in order not to look like a BoringInvincibleHero boring InvincibleHero to the audience.
* In Jeramey Kraatz's ''Literature/TheCloakSociety'', young supervillains and superheroes are taught useful skills, such as acrobatics and hand-to-hand fighting. [[spoiler:Alex reminds Lux and Lone Star that they know them, since they taught the kids, and so they are not useless, even BroughtDownToNormal, and they help in the final fight, even if mostly against {{Mooks}}]].{{Mooks}}.]]



* Kara in the 2015 CBS ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' initially rejects the training of her adoptive sister Alex. Eventually, she realizes that she can't just rely on her FlyingBrick power set against the sort of people she's going to have to deal with, many of whom are Kryptonians like her, and were also career criminals dangerous enough to lock in the Phantom Zone, while Kara is a professional office assistant.

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* Kara in the 2015 CBS ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' initially rejects the training of her adoptive sister Alex. Eventually, she realizes that she can't just rely on her FlyingBrick power set against the sort of people she's going to have to deal with, many of whom are Kryptonians like her, and were also career criminals dangerous enough to lock in the Phantom Zone, while Kara is a professional office assistant.



* In the official ''{{Champions}}'' setting, the French supervillain Venin Vert studied chemistry so as to be able to use her powers (she can produce poisons from her hands) more efficiently.

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* In the official ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' setting, the French supervillain Venin Vert studied chemistry so as to be able to use her powers (she can produce poisons from her hands) more efficiently.



* In the OldWorldOfDarkness, in MageTheAscension, your amazing spheres and arts may let you perform magic, but complex actions are going to require you actually understand the world around you. Magic becomes a lot more effective if your character has the background skills and knowledges to work it in a complex and strange world. This all depends on what you believe - called your paradigm - since Mage runs on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. For example, a typical Hermetic mage with Forces can probably mess with fire fairly easily, but with a few dots in science, he might start using Forces to mess with gravity or the electroweak force.

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* In the OldWorldOfDarkness, TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness, in MageTheAscension, ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'', your amazing spheres and arts may let you perform magic, but complex actions are going to require you actually understand the world around you. Magic becomes a lot more effective if your character has the background skills and knowledges to work it in a complex and strange world. This all depends on what you believe - called your paradigm - since Mage runs on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. For example, a typical Hermetic mage with Forces can probably mess with fire fairly easily, but with a few dots in science, he might start using Forces to mess with gravity or the electroweak force.



** Good advice for low level spellcasters, who tend to run out of magic quickly. Rare is the wizard or sorcerer who doesn't carry at least a crossbow or dagger, and know how to use them. And unless you're [[{{Dragonlance}} Raistlin Majere]], you've probably made Constitution one of your better stats to make up for a lack of hit points; you'd be amazed how many bookish scholars have the endurance of a marathon runner.

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** Good advice for low level spellcasters, who tend to run out of magic quickly. Rare is the wizard or sorcerer who doesn't carry at least a crossbow or dagger, and know how to use them. And unless you're [[{{Dragonlance}} [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Raistlin Majere]], you've probably made Constitution one of your better stats to make up for a lack of hit points; you'd be amazed how many bookish scholars have the endurance of a marathon runner.



* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' both Kreia and the Mandalorians note that most Jedi aren't particularly skilled at anything, and their only advantage is their connection to the Force that gives them their abilities. They train the Exile to not rely on the Force to provide her abilities, but to hone a more mundane skill and use the Force to augment it. The Handmaiden also teaches the Exile hand-to-hand combat. In return, [[spoiler:you can train her as a Jedi]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' both Kreia and the Mandalorians note that most Jedi aren't particularly skilled at anything, and their only advantage is their connection to the Force that gives them their abilities. They train the Exile to not rely on the Force to provide her abilities, but to hone a more mundane skill and use the Force to augment it. The Handmaiden also teaches the Exile hand-to-hand combat. In return, [[spoiler:you can train her as a Jedi]].



* One of the points of {{Magellan}} Academy.

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* One of the points of {{Magellan}} Webcomic/{{Magellan}} Academy.



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the vampire [[spoiler:cleric Malack]] was taught martial arts, making him a good hand-to-hand fighter without his magic, especially with his vampiric strength. He uses it mostly for the MundaneUtility of holding on to his meals while he [[VampireBitesSuck drains them dry]], but [[spoiler:it works just as well against Durkon.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the vampire [[spoiler:cleric Malack]] was taught martial arts, making him a good hand-to-hand fighter without his magic, especially with his vampiric strength. He uses it mostly for the MundaneUtility of holding on to his meals while he [[VampireBitesSuck drains them dry]], but [[spoiler:it works just as well against Durkon.]]Durkon]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spider-Man(just like in the comics) spent a bit of time as a successful show-wrestler, learning how to fight using his powers and his webs before ever trying to fight crime.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spider-Man(just Spider-Man (just like in the comics) spent a bit of time as a successful show-wrestler, learning how to fight using his powers and his webs before ever trying to fight crime.
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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.

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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 the OldWorldOfDarkness, in MageTheAscension, your amazing spheres and arts may let you perform magic, but complex actions are going to require you actually understand the world around you. Magic becomes a lot more effective if your character has the background skills and knowledges to work it in a complex and strange world. This all depends on what you believe - called your paradigm - since Mage runs on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve. For example, a typical Hermetic mage with Forces can probably mess with fire fairly easily, but with a few dots in science, he might start using Forces to mess with gravity or the electroweak force.
27th Mar '16 12:21:41 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Robo:''' ''(on the ground after one punch)'' That was like...being hit by a truck. And I've BEEN hit by trucks.

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-->'''Robo:''' ''(on the ground after one punch)'' kick)'' That was like...being hit by a truck. And I've BEEN hit by trucks.
8th Mar '16 1:08:35 PM hamza678
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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 GreenLanternRing- 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 ComicBook/{{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 GreenLanternRing- 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 ComicBook/{{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.
8th Mar '16 8:29:45 AM KingZeal
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* ''Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules'' has had both SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability since he was a newborn. During his growth into manhood, he became a hero and adventurer, learning all manner of hand-to-hand and weapons combat. (He ''also'' became an [[AccidentalPornomancer expert seducer and love-maker]], but that's another story.) ''Comicbook/{{Hercules 2015}}'' also reveals that he has mastered ''modern'' forms of combat also, such as assault rifles, grenades, and tasers.
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