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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.
27th Mar '17 8:38:02 AM Madrugada
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The UrExample of this trope (seen in the page image) 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 both the fight and his reputation. Superman agrees to [[MasterOfDisguise temporarily disguise himself as Trent]] and [[CurbStompBattle defeat the competition]], while taking time to [[TrainingMontage spar with Trent and get him back into shape]], so Trent can [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself fight the last match himself and regain his title]]. Superman learned fisticuffs as a result.



** In general, Superman's status as '''the''' superhero and his extensive history means he has the epitome of TaughtByExperience going for him.
*** In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', he remarks that he's more or less superior to [[EvilCounterpart Ultraman]] simply because he spends most of his time taking on the biggest threats in the 'verse, i.e. people who are stronger than him, so his skill as well as his strength is constantly tested.
*** He also tells Ultraman this in Kurt Busiek's ''Trinity'', stating that because he doesn't kill his enemies, he's constantly in action, unlike Ultraman who doesn't really need to work his skills that much.
27th Mar '17 8:30:31 AM system
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27th Mar '17 8:12:13 AM KaputExaltation
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** The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the comic book ''Superman vs UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli'', where Ali teaches Franchise/{{Superman}} to box. {{Justified|Trope}} since for plot reasons, they'll have to fight [[PowerNullifier under a red sun]] where Supes will be BroughtDownToNormal; Ali trains Superman in a special gym in the Fortress of Solitude that can similarly neutralize Superman's powers.

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** [[SequelDisplacement The {{Trope Namer|s}} most well known example of this trope in action]] is the comic book ''Superman vs UsefulNotes/MuhammadAli'', where Ali teaches Franchise/{{Superman}} to box. {{Justified|Trope}} since for plot reasons, they'll have to fight [[PowerNullifier under a red sun]] where Supes will be BroughtDownToNormal; Ali trains Superman in a special gym in the Fortress of Solitude that can similarly neutralize Superman's powers. As the UrExample is a far older and lesser known publication, this trope tends to be OlderThanTheyThink.
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