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20th Jul '17 5:18:32 PM caivu
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* ComicBook/AmericaChavez is a FlyingBrick, but has several years of boxing training under her belt on top of that.
19th Jul '17 2:31:09 PM DarkHunter
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', In a nutshell, this is what makes [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] so dangerous. Imagine fighting a fifteen-meter-tall LightningBruiser. Now imagine fighting one that's also a champion-level boxer.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', In a nutshell, this is what makes [[spoiler:Titan Shifters]] so dangerous. Imagine fighting a fifteen-meter-tall LightningBruiser. Now imagine fighting one that's also a champion-level boxer. Demonstrated well by [[spoiler:Eren, when fighting against the Armored Titan. Usually Eren's SuperStrength (even by Titan standards) is enough to carry him through most fights, but the Armored Titan's armor is just too tough. So Eren begins utilizing martial arts, throws, and grapples, combining skill with strength to break the Armored Titan.]]
18th Jul '17 8:55:54 PM rmctagg09
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* ''Fanfic/InTheEyeOfTheBeholder'' has Lydia research the different Arcana in order to understand what they mean after learning from Victor and Igor about Social Links.
29th Jun '17 4:47:20 AM Theokal3
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** The Adamantine Arrow from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' has this trope as part of their formation- as far as they are concerned, you should have perfected the mastery of your body before you can start properly practicing magic. Their members usually are more than capable of defending themselves without magic.
29th Jun '17 4:42:11 AM Theokal3
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* Franchise/{{Ben 10}}:
** Starting with ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', the protagonist Ben Tennyson started learning basic martial arts from his cousin, and, according to WordOfGod, received basic [[SpaceCop Plumber]] training from [[BadassGrandpa Max]], all so he could be somewhat capable of defending himself whenever the Omnitrix fails him. Most memorably, ''Above and Beyond'' had him put these skills to use, and easily disarm a super-strong opponent while in human form.
21st Jun '17 9:01:31 AM hullflyer
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** Followed up on in ''Film/IronMan3'', where we see Tony using one of those wooden rod-based practice "dummy" things to do a quick sequence of moves on during the opening scene, showing that he's been keeping on his training - which he uses later when he is (mostly) without his suit.
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.
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