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20th Nov '17 4:58:24 PM Lopiny
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* Even the weakest people in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can survive a direct hit at point blank range from a rocket, The Heavy hefts a minigun weighing more than some of his coworkers, and The Scout can [[DoubleJump propel himself through the air]] and trained himself to be so nimble to literally beat his brothers to the punch during their frequent fights. [[http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_vs_spy/images/07_comic_large.jpg Charles Atlas has been parodied by the developers with a comic in the same vein as the original.]] Ironically, Saxton Hale, the one doing the parodying, doesn't quite count, as despite him training like hell and fighting yetis for fun, he also has [[AppliedPhlebotinum Australium]] [[TestosteronePoisoning poisoning]], like all Australians.

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* Even the weakest people in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can survive a direct hit at point blank range from a rocket, The Heavy hefts a minigun weighing more than some of his coworkers, and The Scout can [[DoubleJump propel himself through the air]] and trained himself to be so nimble to literally beat his brothers to the punch during their frequent fights. [[http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper_vs_spy/images/07_comic_large.jpg Charles Atlas has been parodied by the developers with a comic in the same vein as the original.]] Ironically, Saxton Hale, the one doing the parodying, doesn't quite count, as despite him training like hell and fighting yetis for fun, he also has [[AppliedPhlebotinum Australium]] [[TestosteronePoisoning poisoning]], like all Australians. [[spoiler:Or so we thought. Once the Australium runs out, leaving all Australians powerless aside from some unusual resilience to {{Neck Snap}}s, he continued to be just as ridiculously strong, agile and generally badass as before, leading one to believe he ''does'' apply for the trope]].
3rd Nov '17 3:18:23 AM Kamiguy123
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* Touma Kamijou of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex.'' He's a normal human except for [[AntiMagic Imagine]] [[PowerNullifier Breaker]], but he can take ''far'' more punishment than any human should be able to. He has also demonstrated some impressive feats of strength, including his punches launching people through the air and cratering the concrete when they land, and knocking away a gigantic metal cross with his left arm.

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* Meet Touma Kamijou of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex.'' He's a normal human except for [[AntiMagic Imagine]] [[PowerNullifier Breaker]], but he can take ''far'' ''[[MadeOfIron far]]'' more punishment than any human should be able to. He has also demonstrated some impressive feats of strength, including his punches [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom launching people through the air air]] and cratering the concrete when they land, and knocking away a gigantic metal cross with his left arm.
1st Nov '17 11:54:59 AM BeerBaron
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*** This applied to the use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], the draconic LanguageOfMagic. Anyone can learn to use it with enough training, though it often takes years to gain even the simplest understanding of it. The Greybeards are a group of monks who have devoted their entire lives to learning to use the Thu'um, and most can no longer converse with normal people; their Thu'um is so powerful that even a whisper could be lethal. [[RebelLeader Ulfric Stormcloak]] trained in this fashion in order to learn to use it. What makes those who are [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]], such as the PlayerCharacter, special is that, due to their [[DragonsAreDivine immortal draconic souls]], they possess an innate understanding of the language.

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*** This applied applies to the use of the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]], the draconic LanguageOfMagic. Anyone can learn to use it with enough training, though it often takes years to gain even the simplest understanding of it. The Greybeards [[OldMaster Greybeards]] are a group of monks who have devoted their entire lives to learning to use the Thu'um, and most can no longer converse with normal people; their Thu'um is so powerful that even a whisper could be lethal. [[RebelLeader Ulfric Stormcloak]] trained in this fashion in order to learn to use it. What makes those who are [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]], such as the PlayerCharacter, special is that, due to their [[DragonsAreDivine immortal draconic souls]], they possess an innate understanding of the language.
1st Nov '17 8:59:02 AM thatother1dude
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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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** 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 And then it turns out that his training consisted of [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum nothing but an ordinary (and by real world standards, fairly mediocre) regiment of sit-ups, push-ups, and running.]]running]]. Neither of the people he told this believe that's actually how he got so strong, guessing there must be some other reason Saitama himself doesn't understand.
17th Oct '17 11:17:56 PM Kamiguy123
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* Touma Kamijou of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex.'' He's a normal human except for [[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]], but he can take ''far'' more punishment than any human should be able to. He has also demonstrated some impressive feats of strength, including his punches launching people through the air and cratering the concrete when they land, and knocking away a gigantic metal cross with his left arm.

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* Touma Kamijou of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex.'' He's a normal human except for [[AntiMagic Imagine Imagine]] [[PowerNullifier Breaker]], but he can take ''far'' more punishment than any human should be able to. He has also demonstrated some impressive feats of strength, including his punches launching people through the air and cratering the concrete when they land, and knocking away a gigantic metal cross with his left arm.
17th Oct '17 7:09:25 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Sick Nick Mondo had built up a superhero like reputation in Wrestling/{{CZW}}, as where most legendary damage sponges generally get their reputation from NeverLiveItDown incident or CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Mondo had ''many''. He's taken falls off trucks only five feet from the statistically 99% fatal height and then topped that with falls higher than the mark, one of which he and John Zandig messed up and by all means should have been fatal, ''and almost was'', yet Mondo continued to wrestle multiple {{garbage|wrestler}} matches [[MadeOfIron with ruptured arteries]]. He's come back to the ring after car accidents, been hit with legitimately on power tools(leading weed whackers to be officially banned from use in USA sporting events) and [[{{Determinator}} still came back for more]]...though somewhat downplayed [[DentedIron as Mondo ended up retiring]] at [[RealityEnsues a much early age]] than Mankind, Hamada and the like. As much as he loved the fans, he didn't enjoy almost dying.

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* Sick Nick Mondo had built up a superhero like reputation in Wrestling/{{CZW}}, as where most legendary damage sponges generally get their reputation from NeverLiveItDown incident or CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Mondo had ''many''. He's taken falls off trucks only five feet from the statistically 99% fatal height and then topped that with falls higher than the mark, one of which he and John Zandig messed up and by all means should have been fatal, ''and almost was'', yet Mondo continued to wrestle multiple {{garbage|wrestler}} matches [[MadeOfIron with ruptured arteries]]. He's come back to the ring after car accidents, been hit with legitimately on power tools(leading weed whackers to be officially banned from use in USA sporting events) and [[{{Determinator}} still came back for more]]...though somewhat downplayed [[DentedIron as Mondo ended up retiring]] at [[RealityEnsues a much early earlier age]] than Mankind, Hamada and the like. As much as he loved the fans, he didn't enjoy almost dying.
8th Oct '17 11:42:58 PM thatother1dude
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* [[ImplacableMan Roberta]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Most other badasses of the series have to make do with superhuman speed and shooting skills. She can all that while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome catching and shattering a thrown sword... with her teeth]].

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* [[ImplacableMan Roberta]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. Most other badasses of the series have to make do with superhuman speed agility and shooting skills. She can do all that while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth catching and shattering a thrown sword... with her teeth]].
8th Oct '17 11:38:55 PM thatother1dude
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* UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Franchise/WonderWoman got her super-powers from training in "Amazonian concentration" -- it was even a skill that Amazons could teach to normal human females. UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks retconned Wonder Woman as a [[ArtificialHuman clay statue brought to life]] with [[ReligionIsMagic powers straight from the Gods]].

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* UsefulNotes/{{The Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Franchise/WonderWoman got her super-powers from training in "Amazonian concentration" -- it was even a skill that Amazons could teach to normal human females. UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks retconned Wonder Woman as a [[ArtificialHuman clay statue brought to life]] with [[ReligionIsMagic [[SemiDivine powers straight from the Gods]].
8th Oct '17 11:35:18 PM thatother1dude
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** Earth ponies like the Apples are at least naturally stronger and more resilient than other ponies. Rainbow Dash however is the resident LightningBruiser despite being a pegasus, flying at speeds that are literally legendary and crashing into buildings and mountains with barely a scratch. When she finally took enough damage to break one of her wings, she was able to fly again (albeit not very well) in ''[[MadeOfIron two days]]''.

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** Earth ponies like the Apples are at least naturally stronger and more resilient than other ponies. Rainbow Dash however is the resident LightningBruiser despite being a pegasus, flying at speeds that are literally legendary and crashing into buildings and mountains with barely a scratch. When she finally took enough damage to break one of her wings, she was able to fly again (albeit not very well) in ''[[MadeOfIron ''[[HollywoodHealing two days]]''.
8th Oct '17 3:00:20 AM RobTan
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** [[spoiler:Subverted]], Dalinar is [[spoiler:[[TheMagicComesBack a Radiant]], so he has a HealingFactor, he just doesn’t know about it.]]
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