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17th Jun '16 12:33:22 AM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, pretty much everyone has the potential to become this if you're lucky with levels. Depending on their stats, combined with other features like supports, units can do things like mowing down legion after legion single-handedly, have 100% chance to use critical attacks or take things like artillery and devastating magic to the face and not even flinch. Of special mention is the My Unit/Avatar from New Mystery of the Emblem. He/she was put through rigorous training by their grandfather since they were kids in order to become knights, and it has become but a pastime by the time they're adults. Because of this training, he/she is one of the most strong and broken units in the entire series (the high strength growth can even get in the way if you're playing as a magic unit), and their support conversation with the knight Draug involves lifting three people with a pinky.

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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, pretty much everyone has the potential to become this if you're lucky with levels. Depending on their stats, combined with other features like supports, units can do things like mowing down legion after legion single-handedly, have 100% chance to use critical attacks or take things like artillery and devastating magic to the face and not even flinch. Of special mention is the My Unit/Avatar from New Mystery of the Emblem. He/she was put through rigorous training by their grandfather since they were kids in order to become knights, and it has become but a pastime by the time they're adults. Because of this training, he/she is one of the most strong and broken units in the entire series (the high strength growth can even get in the way if you're playing as a magic unit), and their support conversation with the knight Draug involves lifting three people with a pinky.
16th Jun '16 1:22:07 PM BlackDragon
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** Bun-Bun can outrun a car, toss a grown man over his shoulder, claw his way out of an alien's stomach, skin a grizzly bear alive, and survive grenade explosions at point-blank range. Made all the more impressive considering that Bun-Bun is a small bunny.

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** Bun-Bun can outrun a car, toss a grown man over his shoulder, claw his way out of an alien's stomach, skin a grizzly bear alive, and survive grenade explosions at point-blank range. Made all the more impressive considering that Bun-Bun is a small bunny. [[spoiler: It eventually turns out that he's actually an AmnesiacGod of Power and Strength from a proto-egyptian civilization. Which both makes his accomplishments rather unsurprising, and means that he's not actually an example of this.]]
24th May '16 11:17:22 AM NativeJovian
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** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Chane]], who can [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflect bullets with knives]] (including ones fired from ''a shotgun'') or Graham, who can catch bullets ''with his wrench'' or disassemble entire cars ''midair in seconds''.

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** [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Chane]], who can [[ImplausibleFencingPowers [[ParryingBullets deflect bullets with knives]] (including ones fired from ''a shotgun'') or Graham, who can catch bullets ''with his wrench'' or disassemble entire cars ''midair in seconds''.
23rd May '16 12:42:13 AM Kazmahu
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** Another variation is Fujiwara no Mokou, a [[PlayingWithFire phoenix-themed pyromancer]] BonusBoss, which puts her at a pretty high SuperWeight even by Touhou's standards. Unlike most of them, she isn't of a Youkai super-race or blessed by triple 7's in the SuperpowerLottery - she just has CompleteImmortality and honed her skills to that level over time.
21st May '16 9:16:59 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** Captain Carrot also has some degree of this, exemplified by being able to pierce a stone column with his sword. When the abovementioned Silver Horde was confronted by him, they wisely chose to give up. This is because GenreSavvy works both ways: yes, [[ConservationOfNinjutsu the small Silver Horde will defeat the big army any time]]. But guess what happens when a ''sole hero'' faces the ''Horde''?

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** Captain Carrot also has some degree of this, exemplified by being able to pierce a stone column with his sword.this. When the abovementioned Silver Horde was confronted by him, they wisely chose to give up. This is because GenreSavvy works both ways: yes, [[ConservationOfNinjutsu the small Silver Horde will defeat the big army any time]]. But guess what happens when a ''sole hero'' faces the ''Horde''?
18th May '16 12:30:12 PM Doug86
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* In DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' VillainProtagonist Captain June Harper’s superhuman speed, strength, and hand-eye coordination are described as her simply being from the 51st Century rather than from any kind of technological augmentation

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* In DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}},'' VillainProtagonist Captain June Harper’s superhuman speed, strength, and hand-eye coordination are described as her simply being from the 51st Century rather than from any kind of technological augmentation
15th May '16 12:58:20 PM sonicsuns3
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As a narrative device, this trope emphasizes that the character is extremely dedicated to their work. For instance, Batman's abilities fit nicely with his obsessive mindset: He couldn't have acquired this much skill if he wasn't truly dedicated. It can also make your character seem a little more realistic, since intensive training really can give you cool abilities in RealLife (just not to the extent that you often see in comics.)
2nd May '16 4:47:45 PM VutherA
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** The Catachans are this in general: their home planet, the original DeathWorld in 40K, is a possibly sentient HungryJungle with more horrible lifeforms than Australia. Surviving to be older than 10 is a feat in and of itself, which is why every Catachan soldier is, without exception, seven feet tall with bodybuilder muscles, specializing in [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} fighting i]][[Franchise/{{Predator}} n the jungle]] ([[Film/TheDeerHunter and red headbands are a popular accessory]]).

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** The Catachans are this in general: their home planet, the original DeathWorld in 40K, is a possibly sentient HungryJungle with more horrible lifeforms than Australia. Surviving to be older than 10 is a feat in and of itself, which is why every Catachan soldier is, without exception, seven feet tall with bodybuilder muscles, specializing in [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} fighting i]][[Franchise/{{Predator}} n the jungle]] ([[Film/TheDeerHunter and red headbands are a popular accessory]]). [[{{Heavyworlder}} Their planet's gravity is said to be slightly higher than Terra's]] as a bit of an explanation.
2nd May '16 9:12:44 AM ultimomant
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* Sairaorg Bael in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' went through a rigorous TrainingFromHell to attain this trope because he couldn't obtain the same power of destruction his two cousins have. In fact, he has very little in the way of awesome devil powers like most of his peers, and this caused most of devil society to write him off as worthless. He defied all of them by simply building up his raw strength and endurance to the point that he can NoSell his opponents' attacks and win fights in a couple of ground-shattering punches.

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* Sairaorg Bael in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' went through a rigorous TrainingFromHell to attain this trope because he couldn't obtain the same power of destruction his two cousins have. In fact, he has very little in the way of awesome devil powers like most of his peers, and this caused most of devil society to write him off as worthless. He defied all of them by simply building up his raw strength and endurance to the point that he can NoSell his opponents' attacks and win fights in a couple of ground-shattering punches.
26th Apr '16 3:45:57 PM StClair
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack trains wearing heavy boulders; when they are finally removed, he is able to [[InASingleBound "jump good."]] So good, in fact, that it's mistaken for flight. The guy who trained him is essentially a normal human being who after running away to live with primates, has trained long enough to leap to the moon and back. In another episode, "Jack in Space", Jack fights a giant robo-gun in space and reflects their energy blast with his sword, getting a good backwash of electricity himself. The explosion sends Jack plunging ''through the atmosphere to hit the ground like a meteorite.'' So how long does Jack spend recovering from that damage? About half a second.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Jack trains wearing heavy boulders; when they are finally removed, he is able to [[InASingleBound "jump good."]] So good, in fact, that it's mistaken for flight. The guy who trained him is essentially a normal human being who after running away to live with primates, has trained long enough to leap to the moon and back. In another episode, "Jack in Space", Jack fights a giant robo-gun in space and reflects their energy blast with his sword, getting a good backwash of electricity himself. The explosion sends Jack plunging ''through the atmosphere to hit the ground like a meteorite.'' So how long does Jack spend recovering from that damage? About It takes him about half a second.second to shrug it off and get back up.
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