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14th May '18 10:52:39 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Magneto shows (and later explains) that he's expanded his powers far beyond the usual MagnetismManipulation-because electromagnetism is one of the five[[note]] Gravity, atomic strong and weak forces, and magic[[/note]] fundamental forces of the universe, he has a ''very'' broad range of abilities, such as controlling light and the weather to certain extents, EMP blasts, interfering with magic, allowing himself to fly, etc. Unlike in certain points of the comics, where he can do just about anything as long as the writer puts "magnetic" in front, the usage of his powers here actually make sense.

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** Magneto shows (and later explains) that he's expanded his powers far beyond the usual MagnetismManipulation-because electromagnetism is one of the five[[note]] Gravity, atomic strong and weak forces, and magic[[/note]] fundamental forces of the universe, he has a ''very'' broad range of abilities, such as controlling light and the weather to certain extents, EMP blasts, interfering with magic, allowing himself to fly, etc. Unlike in certain points of the comics, where he can do just about anything as long as the writer puts "magnetic" in front, the usage of his powers here actually [[ShownTheirWork make sense. sense.]]



** One of Harry Dresden´s '''many''' [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]] involves him learning basic martial arts and quarterstaff fighting from Murphy, as well as running periodically so he has options other than blasting things in the face. This pays off whenever he's fighting someone who his magic is ineffective against, or humans, who he can't use magic against without risking breaking [[ThouShaltNotKill the first law of magic]].

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** One of Harry Dresden´s '''many''' [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]] involves him learning basic martial arts and quarterstaff fighting from Murphy, as well as running periodically so he has options other than blasting things in the face. This pays off whenever he's fighting someone who his magic is ineffective against, or humans, who he can't use magic against without risking breaking [[ThouShaltNotKill the first law of magic]]. And since he carries around a staff anyway to channel his magic...


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* The titular character of ''Series/BlackLightning'' not only has powerful ShockAndAwe abilities, but also extensive hand-to-hand combat skills, able to take out {{Mook}}s in a few moves even without using his superpowers.
14th May '18 5:26:22 AM zarpaulus
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* Webcomic/PoppyOPossum relies on being strong enough to lift a house and her innate AntiMagic properties in all her early fights, but when she starts dating Queen Kit her bodyguard insists she get some martial arts training from Petunia.
1st May '18 2:03:51 AM batty3108
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*** It's a Wing Chun (Kung Fu) dummy, of which Robert Downey Jr is a RealLife practitioner.
28th Apr '18 11:44:12 AM Eddy1215
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* Kara in ''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. She undergoes several lessons in hand-to-hand combat, to the point where she can take down a BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Superman]] at the end of Series 2.

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* Kara in ''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. She undergoes several lessons in hand-to-hand combat, to the point where she can take down a BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Superman]] at the end of Series Season 2.
28th Apr '18 11:01:37 AM ultimomant
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* Kara in ''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. She undergoes several lessons in hand-to-hand combat, to the point where she can take down a BrwinwahsedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Superman]] at the end of Series 2.

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* Kara in ''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. She undergoes several lessons in hand-to-hand combat, to the point where she can take down a BrwinwahsedAndCrazy BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Superman]] at the end of Series 2.
26th Apr '18 12:31:44 PM MasterFuzzy
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Contrast CharlesAtlasSuperpower which is effectively the {{inver|tedTrope}}se of this trope. While 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.

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Contrast CharlesAtlasSuperpower which is effectively the {{inver|tedTrope}}se of this trope. While 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.
skill. See StrongAndSkilled, which is what this trope often results in, or TalentedButTrained, wherein the hero(ine) is already powerful, but focuses and refines their abilities.



** Many Jedi are also trained in hand-to-hand combat, both to invoke this trope and to end battles non-lethally.



* Kara in ''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 ''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. She undergoes several lessons in hand-to-hand combat, to the point where she can take down a BrwinwahsedAndCrazy [[spoiler: Superman]] at the end of Series 2.
1st Apr '18 7:23:25 PM Kid
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* People with mental powers in ''Literature/{{TheInfected}}'' tend to become a lot more formidable after meditation training. And everyone learns how to fight, whether or not they're invulnerable and can bench-press a truck, which only makes sense since the protagonists are all superpowered federal agents.

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* People with mental powers in ''Literature/{{TheInfected}}'' ''Literature/TheInfected'' tend to become a lot more formidable after meditation training. And everyone learns how to fight, whether or not they're invulnerable and can bench-press a truck, which only makes sense since the protagonists are all superpowered federal agents.
25th Mar '18 12:41:26 PM EDP
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' everyone from the planet Tamaran has superhuman strength; however, Blackfire complements that by also knowing some Tamaranean martial arts. Also, Cyborg's mechanical body wouldn't be nearly as awesome if he weren't also a mechanical genius able to repair and upgrade it (so for him it's also RequiredSecondaryPowers).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' everyone from the planet Tamaran has superhuman strength; however, Blackfire complements that by also knowing some Tamaranean martial arts.arts from many worlds. Also, Cyborg's mechanical body wouldn't be nearly as awesome if he weren't also a mechanical genius able to repair and upgrade it (so for him it's also RequiredSecondaryPowers).
5th Mar '18 9:55:09 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'': Since the Marionettes are machines, they cannot get any stronger unless they get upgraded. Trixie figures the best way to increase their combat potential is to train them to increase their skill and to use their power more efficiently.
15th Feb '18 7:26:20 AM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Taiga Fujimura and Li Shuwen's combat class teaches students to fight without their Noble Phantasms, and teaches swordsmanship and archery. Oda Nobunaga thought the idea of it was stupid, but Taiga warns her there may be a time she cannot access her Noble Phantasm, and knowing the basics may save her life one day. While the other students are able to adjust quickly, Nobunaga turns out to ''really'' need the training, as since she has little experience with the bow.

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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Taiga Fujimura and Li Shuwen's combat class teaches students to fight without their Noble Phantasms, and teaches swordsmanship and archery. Oda Nobunaga thought the idea of it was stupid, but Taiga warns her there may be a time she cannot access her Noble Phantasm, and knowing the basics may save her life one day. While the other students are able to adjust quickly, Nobunaga turns out to ''really'' need the training, as since she has little experience with the bow.bow and was too used to her magic guns.
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