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18th Feb '17 2:00:40 PM meanmetalmario
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* Sky from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama: Pahkitew Island]]'' is an aspiring Olympic athlete. One unintended (and in her mind, somewhat embarrassing) side effect of all her training is that the increased strength in her abs and diaphragm have given her a near superhuman [[{{Gasshole}} belching ability]].
15th Feb '17 4:23:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', this is a necessary for [[TheHunter Ghoul Investigators]] since their opponents are superhuman beings that frequently have SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, and CombatTentacles. Amon in particular is shown to train religiously, with his apartment almost entirely focused around exercise equipment. When a pair of minor coworkers ask him about the training Investigators undergo at the Academy, he states that rules prohibit him from discussing the details with them. During the finale, it is even noted that Investigators are much stronger than normal, which makes them ideal for [[spoiler: use in risky experiments to create a HalfHumanHybrid SuperSoldier]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', this is a necessary for [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigators]] since their opponents are superhuman beings that frequently have SuperStrength, SuperSpeed, and CombatTentacles. Amon in particular is shown to train religiously, with his apartment almost entirely focused around exercise equipment. When a pair of minor coworkers ask him about the training Investigators undergo at the Academy, he states that rules prohibit him from discussing the details with them. During the finale, it is even noted that Investigators are much stronger than normal, which makes them ideal for [[spoiler: use in risky experiments to create a HalfHumanHybrid SuperSoldier]].
9th Feb '17 8:09:35 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' San Andreas, you can train at the gym to increase your strength and stamina. While there is a limit to the improvement you can make each day, it still only takes a maximum of about a week to go from a complete wimp to being one of the strongest, fittest people ever.

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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' San Andreas, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', you can train at the gym to increase your strength and stamina. While there is a limit to the improvement you can make each day, it still only takes a maximum of about a week to go from a complete wimp to being one of the strongest, fittest people ever.
5th Feb '17 5:25:29 PM KrspaceT
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** Sayoko, who jumps her own height in a rather fabulous manner, and displays impressive combat skill. She's a maid. Well, a NinjaMaid. [[spoiler:She was also trained as a Japanese SP... or a ninja, but she denies that.]] Of course, she spent at least the last five years in a very low-impact lifestyle, caring for Nunnally, so any training she may have had should have long deteriorated.

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** Sayoko, who jumps her own height in a rather fabulous manner, and displays impressive combat skill. She's a maid. Well, a NinjaMaid. [[spoiler:She was also trained as a Japanese SP... or a ninja, but she denies that.]] Of course, she spent at least the last five years in a very low-impact lifestyle, caring for Nunnally, so any training she may have had should have long deteriorated.deteriorated unless she has a stellar self-exercise routine.
25th Jan '17 2:40:35 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "The Sensitive Man", the main character's abilities, which lead many to speculate that he's an alien, a mutant, or genetically engineered, prove to be this in the end. He explains how many are found in humans -- mostly psychotics -- and he's learned to draw on them. And since there are good reasons why normal humans can't normally do then, [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique he's about to have a nervous breakdown because of the prolonged usage.]]

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "The Sensitive Man", the main character's abilities, which lead many to speculate that he's an alien, a mutant, or genetically engineered, prove to be this in the end. He explains how many are found in humans -- mostly psychotics -- and he's learned to draw on them. And since there are good reasons why normal humans can't normally do then, them, [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique he's about to have a nervous breakdown because of the prolonged usage.]]



* In ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'', main character Kaim Argonar is shown in the opening scene working as a mercenary for Uhra, in the midst of a heavy battle. While Kaim's allies are getting stomped (roughly 20 of them seem to die for every one enemy soldier they manage to kill), Kaim is busy tearing the enemy to shreds by the dozens, and even killing an enormous war engine equipped with flamethrowers with a single blow. The next CD has an [[ChildMage 8 year old]] [[WhiteMagicianGirl white mage]] with no combat experience or training who still [[StatisticallySpeaking by the numbers]] [[UnderratedAndOverleveled hits harder and can take more damage]] then Kalm could at the beginning of the game, even ignoring her primary [[WhiteMage healing magic]]. The entire Uhra military can [[IWasBeatenByAGirl be beaten up by a little girl]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'', main character Kaim Argonar is shown in the opening scene working as a mercenary for Uhra, in the midst of a heavy battle. While Kaim's allies are getting stomped (roughly 20 of them seem to die for every one enemy soldier they manage to kill), Kaim is busy tearing the enemy to shreds by the dozens, and even killing an enormous war engine equipped with flamethrowers with a single blow. The next CD has an [[ChildMage 8 year old]] [[WhiteMagicianGirl white mage]] with no combat experience or training who still [[StatisticallySpeaking by the numbers]] [[UnderratedAndOverleveled hits harder and can take more damage]] then than Kalm could at the beginning of the game, even ignoring her primary [[WhiteMage healing magic]]. The entire Uhra military can [[IWasBeatenByAGirl be beaten up by a little girl]].



* It has been found that one can increase bone strength through their density but this requires heavy physical training and does not aid much more then allowing for fewer broken bones later on. The easy way is to train in martial arts or other physical combats that create micro-fractures in the pores of the bone and allow them to heal and fill.

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* It has been found that one can increase bone strength through their density but this requires heavy physical training and does not aid much more then than allowing for fewer broken bones later on. The easy way is to train in martial arts or other physical combats that create micro-fractures in the pores of the bone and allow them to heal and fill.
20th Jan '17 4:04:00 PM SimiOfDoom
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* As far as is known, the Seguleh from ''Literature/MalazanBookOftheFallen'' don't use magic in their training and just become supreme warriors through discipline and training alone. Mok and Co. are among the very few non-Ascendants of the series who are able to fight an undead K'ell hunter and live to tell the tale.
11th Jan '17 2:51:55 PM Tahaneira
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** In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', many of the CGI-assisted acrobatic stunts of Legolas were criticized as unrealistic, but some of his feats, such as mounting a horse at a gallop, are [[RealityIsUnrealistic preexisting stunts]] that could be performed live by the right kinds of gymnasts, circus performers, or classic vaudeville stuntmen.

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** In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', many of the CGI-assisted acrobatic stunts of Legolas were criticized as unrealistic, unrealistic[[labelnote:*]]A criticism which seems somewhat petty since Legolas [[OurElvesAreBetter is an elf]].[[/labelnote]], but some of his feats, such as mounting a horse at a gallop, are [[RealityIsUnrealistic preexisting stunts]] that could be performed live by the right kinds of gymnasts, circus performers, or classic vaudeville stuntmen.
2nd Jan '17 5:18:20 PM merotoker
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* There are plenty of characters in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' who can use [[{{Cyborg}} Cyborg implants]], MagicEnhancement, or TrainingFromHell to give themselves SuperStrength. [[{{Muggle}} Suzuka]] doesn't have any of those things yet was able to do a CatchAndReturn on a dodgeball that Fate had thrown from fifty feet in the air. She does this with one hand and threw it so hard that Fate ''was knocked unconscious''.[[note]] This is probably a reference to the fact that Suzuka's sister was a vampire in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever''.[[/note]]

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* There are plenty of characters in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' who can use [[{{Cyborg}} Cyborg implants]], MagicEnhancement, or TrainingFromHell to give themselves SuperStrength. [[{{Muggle}} [[{{Muggles}} Suzuka]] doesn't have any of those things yet was able to do a CatchAndReturn on a dodgeball that Fate had thrown from fifty feet in the air. She does this with one hand and threw it so hard that Fate ''was knocked unconscious''.[[note]] This is probably a reference to the fact that Suzuka's sister was a vampire in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever''.[[/note]]



* In some story, Robin is amazed by the physical feats of ComicBook/{{Bane}} and, logically, assumes he's on [[SuperSerum venom]]. But guess what, he is not! Of course it's the training Bane had in prison, silly.

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* In some one story, Robin is amazed by the physical feats of ComicBook/{{Bane}} and, logically, assumes he's on [[SuperSerum venom]]. But guess what, he is not! Of course it's the training Bane had in prison, silly.



* Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} is a borderline case: Technically, he doesn't have super-strength, but he has an Atlantean physique, built to withstand the ocean currents - Which means that he's stronger than an average surface dweller of the same build.
** In his [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness original]] Golden Age origin story, this was played straight. He was a normal guy who learned how to breathe underwater and do everything due to Atlantean training techniques.

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* Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} is a borderline case: Technically, he doesn't have super-strength, but he has an Atlantean physique, built to withstand the ocean currents - Which means that he's stronger than an average surface dweller of the same build.
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build. In his [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness original]] Golden Age origin story, this was played straight. He was a normal guy who learned how to breathe underwater and do everything due to Atlantean training techniques.



* {{Series/Arrow}} takes this to ''il''logical degrees with Oliver Queen. He spent five years on the island of Lian Yu. [[spoiler:(not really)]] When he got home, he's able to do pretty much everything Batman has ever been shown to do. And then some. In the third season, he shrugs off [[spoiler: getting stabbed through the chest by Ras Al Gul and then falling off a mountain, without wearing any cold weather gear.]] He's up and kicking 7 kinds of ass in only a couple weeks.

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* {{Series/Arrow}} takes this to ''il''logical degrees with Oliver Queen. He spent five years on the island of Lian Yu. [[spoiler:(not really)]] When he got home, he's able to do pretty much everything Batman has ever been shown to do. And then some. In the third season, he shrugs off [[spoiler: getting stabbed through the chest by Ras Al Gul and then falling off a mountain, without wearing any cold weather gear.]] gear]]. He's up and kicking 7 kinds of ass in only a couple weeks.
2nd Jan '17 9:38:21 AM Yukianesa
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** Epic characters from 3rd and 4th edition break through the 20 LevelCap and here is where things really start to get interesting. Dodging a fireball? Pfft, please. An Epic Rogue could probably be able to deftly balance on a ''cloud'', or ''turn invisible in a room in broad daylight'', or use a tumble to survive ''a fall from orbit''. Why? Because they're just ''that'' good.

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** Epic characters from 3rd and 4th edition break through the 20 LevelCap and here is where things really start to get interesting. Dodging a fireball? Pfft, please. An Epic Rogue could probably be able to deftly balance on a ''cloud'', or ''turn invisible go unnoticed while standing in the centre of a room in bathed ''in broad daylight'', or use a tumble to survive ''a fall from orbit''. Why? Because they're An Epic Monk could behead a man with a single karate chop, and an Epic Barbarian could ''swim through lava'' and emerge unscathed. Oh, and before you get any ideas, the Epic Level Handbook explicitly makes it clear these are ''not'' supernatural. They're just ''that'' good.
29th Dec '16 8:51:33 AM Hanz
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** Parodied with the main character, who through training becomes strong enough to defeat any opponent [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with one punch]] (and he lives in a world where city-destroying monsters are quite common). [[spoiler:And then it turns out that his training consisted of nothing but an ordinary regiment of sit-ups, push-ups, and running.]]

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** Parodied with the main character, who through training becomes strong enough to defeat any opponent [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with one punch]] (and he lives in a world where city-destroying monsters are quite common). [[spoiler:And then it turns out that his training consisted of nothing but an ordinary (and by real world standards, fairly mediocre) regiment of sit-ups, push-ups, and running.]]
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