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20th Sep '17 7:10:11 PM LordOfTheSword
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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vyrewatch]] in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' have the ability to predict what move an opponent will make with a normal weapon. This allows them to dodge all attacks, making them immune to all weapons, except the one you make during the quest they're introduced in.

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* The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vyrewatch]] in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' have the ability to predict what move an opponent will make with a normal weapon. This allows them to dodge all attacks, making them immune to all weapons, except the one you make during the quest they're introduced in. Why? The weapon is a flail, intentionally made so that its movements are so random, the Vyrewatch can't read your mind to see where's it's going.
15th Sep '17 11:35:16 AM Jacob175
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* The short-lived {{Wolverine}} villain Mr. X (two-time winner of the Least Original Name prize) relied in combat on the fact that he could read people's minds and tell what they were about to do. Oh, and the fact that he was a kung fu master. But it was his ability to predict moves that gave him the edge he needed.
** The problem with Mr. X's ability was that it only let him read his opponents mind, but not to ''understand'' it. Wolverine managed to beat him by flying into a rage that he couldn't process, Amadeus Cho thought in formulas and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Big Words]] [[PsychicStatic to confuse him]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] used unpredictable DrunkenBoxing, [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] hit him with an undodgeable area attack, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} just moved and thought too fast for him to keep up (while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome mocking Mr. X about how he'll know every attack is coming but be unable to do a damn thing about it]]). Scourge and {{Deadpool}} also give him a hard time by virtue of being insane. Basically, [[VillainDecay after his first couple arcs]], his role in the MarvelUniverse is to be a whipping boy so more popular characters can show off their guile.

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* The short-lived {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} villain Mr. X (two-time winner of the Least Original Name prize) relied in combat on the fact that he could read people's minds and tell what they were about to do. Oh, and the fact that he was a kung fu master. But it was his ability to predict moves that gave him the edge he needed.
** The problem with Mr. X's ability was that it only let him read his opponents mind, but not to ''understand'' it. Wolverine managed to beat him by flying into a rage that he couldn't process, Amadeus Cho thought in formulas and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Big Words]] [[PsychicStatic to confuse him]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] used unpredictable DrunkenBoxing, [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] hit him with an undodgeable area attack, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} just moved and thought too fast for him to keep up (while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome mocking Mr. X about how he'll know every attack is coming but be unable to do a damn thing about it]]). Scourge and {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} also give him a hard time by virtue of being insane. Basically, [[VillainDecay after his first couple arcs]], his role in the MarvelUniverse is to be a whipping boy so more popular characters can show off their guile.



-->'''Buford'''' It's like tomorrow's already happened and there's nothing you can do about it.

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-->'''Buford'''' -->'''Buford''': It's like tomorrow's already happened and there's nothing you can do about it.



* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Alice Cullen]] uses her clairvoyance against other vampires, both for fighting and playing chess - which leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny where she and Edward (who has PsychicPowers of his own) play a game of chess in their minds without even touching any of the pieces, whch ends with Alice placing her king on its side to signify her surrender.

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* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Alice Cullen]] uses her clairvoyance against other vampires, both for fighting and playing chess - which leads to a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/FunnyMoment where she and Edward (who has PsychicPowers of his own) play a game of chess in their minds without even touching any of the pieces, whch which ends with Alice placing her king on its side to signify her surrender.



* [[Westernanimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] villain Victor Falco exposes himself to a small amount of [[MutagenicGoo mutagen]] and gets the power to read his enemies' minds. The only way that Donnie can defeat him is to learn Mikey's signature "Fighting without Thinking" technique.

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* [[Westernanimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] villain Victor Falco exposes himself to a small amount of [[MutagenicGoo mutagen]] and gets the power to read his enemies' minds. The only way that Donnie can defeat him is to learn Mikey's signature "Fighting without Thinking" technique.
4th Sep '17 1:43:41 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' the "Predictive Boost" psi-sleight gives a +10 to Fray (dodge) rolls.
4th Aug '17 5:55:44 PM pi4t
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** [[spoiler:Contessa, enforcer for [[BiggerBad Cauldron]]]] plays this a little straighter, by seeing "the path to victory" and following it to completion. Its effective enough she describes her power simply as "I win".
** The Number Man's power is a variation: [[spoiler:instead of ''knowing'' what's going to happen, he can ''predict'' the reigion where the next attack will come from. This means all he has to do is be not there. ''Every time.'']]

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** [[spoiler:Contessa, enforcer for [[BiggerBad Cauldron]]]] plays this a little straighter, by seeing "the path to victory" and following it to completion. Its However, the trope is still not played entirely straight - she isn't exactly able to see into the future, her power just tells her a series of moves she can make to achieve whatever result she's aiming for, but she gets no special insight into ''why'' those steps will work. It's effective enough she describes her power simply as "I win".
** The Number Man's power is a variation: [[spoiler:instead of ''knowing'' what's going to happen, he can ''predict'' the reigion region where the next attack will come from. This means all he has to do is be not there. ''Every time.'']]
1st Jul '17 5:05:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Ikagen from ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' has this, dodging attacks without even looking because of his "foresight" and talking about how everyone's fates are revealed to him. [[spoiler: It's all an act. Actually, all the tiny circle designs on his costume are eyes, giving him a 360° field of vision. Once the Kyurangers learned that, attacking him from all sides was enough to take away his advantage]].

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* Ikagen from ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'' has this, dodging attacks without even looking because of his "foresight" and talking about how everyone's fates are revealed to him. [[spoiler: It's all an act. Actually, all the tiny circle designs on his costume are eyes, giving him a 360° field of vision. Once the Kyurangers learned that, attacking him from all sides was enough to take away his advantage]].
29th Jun '17 12:05:07 AM PhantomRider
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*Ikagen from ''Series/UchuuSentaiKyuranger'' has this, dodging attacks without even looking because of his "foresight" and talking about how everyone's fates are revealed to him. [[spoiler: It's all an act. Actually, all the tiny circle designs on his costume are eyes, giving him a 360° field of vision. Once the Kyurangers learned that, attacking him from all sides was enough to take away his advantage]].
21st May '17 6:03:14 PM zarpaulus
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** The problem with Mr. X's ability was that it only let him read his opponents mind, but not to ''understand'' it. Wolverine managed to beat him by flying into a rage that he couldn't process, Amadeus Cho thought in formulas and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Big Words]] [[PsychicStatic to confuse him]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] used unpredictable DrunkenBoxing, [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] hit him with an undodgeable area attack, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} just moved and thought too fast for him to keep up (while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome mocking Mr. X about how he'll know every attack is coming but be unable to do a damn thing about it]]). Scourge and {{Deadpool}} also give him a hard time by virtue of being insane. Basically, his role in the MarvelUniverse is to be a whipping boy so more popular characters can show off their guile.

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** The problem with Mr. X's ability was that it only let him read his opponents mind, but not to ''understand'' it. Wolverine managed to beat him by flying into a rage that he couldn't process, Amadeus Cho thought in formulas and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness Big Words]] [[PsychicStatic to confuse him]], [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] used unpredictable DrunkenBoxing, [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] hit him with an undodgeable area attack, and ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} just moved and thought too fast for him to keep up (while [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome mocking Mr. X about how he'll know every attack is coming but be unable to do a damn thing about it]]). Scourge and {{Deadpool}} also give him a hard time by virtue of being insane. Basically, [[VillainDecay after his first couple arcs]], his role in the MarvelUniverse is to be a whipping boy so more popular characters can show off their guile.
13th May '17 4:41:54 PM AthenaBlue
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* This is the special ability of the Tharsis Kataphrakt in ''Anime/AldnoahZero''. At the moment though, it's still uncertain whether the machine is simply an advanced combat computer a la ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing ZERO]]'' or if its Aldnoah Drive actually allows it [[MagicFromTechnology to see into the future for real.]]
* In ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'', Caerula Sanguis has this ability due to a combination of being able to read an opponent's neural impulses and 700 years of combat experience, allowing her to both perfectly predict and influence an opponent's moves.



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', this is the Geass power given to [[spoiler: the Knight Of One, Bismark]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Nunnally has it]].
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (manga and second anime), the homunculus Wrath has a super power called the Ultimate Eye, which enables him to predict every single outcome of every single situation in his field of vision. It makes him unbeatable in combat. [[spoiler:He gets defeated when one of the heroes stabs him through the body of a fatally wounded ally, which provided cover and prevented the power from warning Wrath of the danger. That isn't enough to kill him, but another of the heroes uses the opportunity to put out his Ultimate Eye, and as a result of that and his wounds, Wrath is defeated and killed in his next battle.]]
** The same power belongs to the homonculus Pride ([[spoiler: Same character as Wrath just under a different name]]) in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], who is implied to use the power outside of combat as well [[spoiler:in order to become the ruler of Amestris. Although he only fights a single open battle, he's completely unbeatable in it until Selim Bradley exposes him to the skull of his original body, paralysing him until Mustang can [[RasputinianDeath burn him to death enough times for it to stick]].]]

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the BigBad of the Vandenreich arc Yhwach's signature power, "A of the Almighty", lets him see into the future. He uses this is the Geass power given to [[spoiler: the Knight Of One, Bismark]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Nunnally has it]].
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (manga and second anime), the homunculus Wrath has a super power called the Ultimate Eye, which enables him
to predict every single outcome of every single situation in his field of vision. It makes him unbeatable in combat. [[spoiler:He gets defeated when one of opponents' techniques and create appropriate countermeasures on the heroes stabs him through the body of a fatally wounded ally, which provided cover and prevented the power from warning Wrath of the danger. That isn't enough to kill him, but another of the heroes uses the opportunity to put out his Ultimate Eye, and as a result of that and his wounds, Wrath is defeated and killed in his next battle.]]
** The same power belongs to the homonculus Pride ([[spoiler: Same character as Wrath just under a different name]]) in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], who is implied to use the power outside of combat as well [[spoiler:in order to become the ruler of Amestris. Although he only fights a single open battle, he's completely unbeatable in it until Selim Bradley exposes him to the skull of his original body, paralysing him until Mustang can [[RasputinianDeath burn him to death enough times for it to stick]].]]
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', this is the Geass power given to [[spoiler:the Knight of One, Bismark]]. In the manga, [[spoiler:Nunnally has it]].
* In the climax of the ''Grand Magic Games'' in ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[spoiler: Ultear had hoped to use the ultimate form of her time powers to turn back time for at least a few hours so the heroes can have a better chance at beating the invading dragons who at the moment were on the verge of killing many of them. It only turns back time for a few minutes, but in the process, temporarily granted the heroes this power to avoid and counter deadly attacks and ambushes.]]
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Hokuto Shinken practitioners have this ability thanks to AwesomenessByAnalysis: after seeing your first few moves (or, with the ''really'' powerful opponents, a few minutes of fight), they can predict ''perfectly'' what you're gonna do, and react to that. Best shown in the fight between Rei and Raoh: after seeing he's completely outmatched, Rei decides to [[TakingYouWithMe launch an all-out attack that will kill Raoh but leave him completely exposed to Raoh's equally lethal attacks]], we see him doing it and killing Raoh at the cost of his life... And then it's revealed it was [[ImagineSpot Raoh playing it all in his mind after seeing Rei putting himself in position to jump him]], at which point he proceeds to counter Rei's attack.
** That said, it was {{Subverted}} a few times: aside for the fights between Hokuto Shinken practitioners (where the prediction ability of both fighters cancel each other out), we have Souther (who not only was [[KungFuProofMook practically immune to Hokuto Shinken]], but had a few tricks Kenshiro failed to predict in their rematch) and Juza (who practices ConfusionFu to the point he's impossible to predict. He's still done for because Raoh is ''that'' much stronger than him).
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (manga and second anime), the homunculus Wrath has a super power called the Ultimate Eye, which enables him to predict every single outcome of every single situation in his field of vision. It makes him unbeatable in combat. [[spoiler:He gets defeated when one of the heroes stabs him through the body of a fatally wounded ally, which provided cover and prevented the power from warning Wrath of the danger. That isn't enough to kill him, but another of the heroes uses the opportunity to put out his Ultimate Eye, and as a result of that and his wounds, Wrath is defeated and killed in his next battle.]]
** The same power belongs to the homonculus Pride ([[spoiler:Same character as Wrath just under a different name]]) in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], who is implied to use the power outside of combat as well [[spoiler:in order to become the ruler of Amestris. Although he only fights a single open battle, he's completely unbeatable in it until Selim Bradley exposes him to the skull of his original body, paralysing him until Mustang can [[RasputinianDeath burn him to death enough times for it to stick]].]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'', being a series about people who receive ways to predict the future and are then sent to kill each other, has this in spades. For a more specific example, before he was revealed to be a true participant in the Survival Game with a real future diary, Marco Ikusaba was introduced as the lackey of another participant who [[SuperEmpowering could give people]] "Apprentice Diaries" to work with, and his was the "Brawler Diary" that predicted the moves of his opponents in a fight.



* The BigBad of ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' eventually gains this ability through telepathy, reading his opponent's mind and predicting their attacks from that. Ridiculously, this somehow allowed him to perfectly dodge a man capable of [[SuperSpeed fighting at the speed of sound]], who at one point was spinning faster than the human eye can follow.



* There are multiple ways to achieve this in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. With the ''Inner Eye,'' a martial artist memorizes the rhythm of the opponent's movements, and can predict where the opponent will move and attack, making their attacks nearly always accurate. The Ryusei Seikuken technique reduces the size of a Seikuken to a thin layer over the skin, letting the user dodge with just the smallest movements, however to the enemy it looks like their mind is being read. And the Attack Trail Fight, where you form a trail of all possible attack patterns the opponent may take, having, attempting to read the next trails and block them. Needless to say, all three are very high level techniques.



* ''Manga/FutureDiary'', being a series about people who receive ways to predict the future and are then sent to kill each other, has this in spades. For a more specific example, before he was revealed to be a true participant in the Survival Game with a real future diary, Marco Ikusaba was introduced as the lackey of another participant who [[SuperEmpowering could give people]] "Apprentice Diaries" to work with, and his was the "Brawler Diary" that predicted the moves of his opponents in a fight.

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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'', The ZERO System from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' works like this, except that it's technological rather than a superpower. It's an advanced combat analysis complex that puts together massive amounts of battle data and tactical analysis and feeds it directly into the pilot's brain, including predictions of what the enemy's going to do. Combined with the [[{{Technopath}} mindlink]] the System creates, this allows the pilot to move and react as if the HumongousMecha were part of his own body. The problem is that it tends to evaluate ''everything'' as a potential threat, and to assume all potential threats are imminent threats, meaning that often the ZERO System's recommended course of action is "destroy everything in sight". Combined with the sensory overload of all that data being dumped into the pilot's brain, it takes considerable willpower and emotional control to use the ZERO System without going insane. Heero, Zechs and Quatre all master it to the point that they can use it with no problem at all by the end of the series, and [[spoiler:Dorothy]] is able to instantly use it without hindrance, perhaps on account of [[InsanityImmunity already being a series about people who receive ways to predict bit crazy]]. In the future and are then sent final battle, Quatre somehow seems to kill each other, has ''still'' be able to do this in spades. For a more specific example, before even after he was revealed to be a true participant in disconnects the Survival Game with a real future diary, Marco Ikusaba was introduced as the lackey of another participant who [[SuperEmpowering could give people]] "Apprentice Diaries" to work with, and ZERO System from his was the "Brawler Diary" that predicted the moves of his opponents Gundam. Despite PsychicPowers supposedly not existing in a fight.''Gundam Wing''.



* The BigBad of ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'' eventually gains this ability through telepathy, reading his opponent's mind and predicting their attacks from that. Ridiculously, this somehow allowed him to perfectly dodge a man capable of [[SuperSpeed fighting at the speed of sound]], who at one point was spinning faster than the human eye can follow.



* An unusual case in ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'', the [[LivingMacGuffin sidekick girl]] can foresee the future and has, on several occasions, remotely-directed the heroes by predicting which moves will let them dodge the incoming attacks. Although this ability keeps them alive and able to fight, it doesn't always let them escape without injury.



* The ZERO System from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' works like this, except that it's technological rather than a superpower. It's an advanced combat analysis complex that puts together massive amounts of battle data and tactical analysis and feeds it directly into the pilot's brain, including predictions of what the enemy's going to do. Combined with the [[{{Technopath}} mindlink]] the System creates, this allows the pilot to move and react as if the HumongousMecha were part of his own body. The problem is that it tends to evaluate ''everything'' as a potential threat, and to assume all potential threats are imminent threats, meaning that often the ZERO System's recommended course of action is "destroy everything in sight". Combined with the sensory overload of all that data being dumped into the pilot's brain, it takes considerable willpower and emotional control to use the ZERO System without going insane. Heero, Zechs and Quatre all master it to the point that they can use it with no problem at all by the end of the series, and [[spoiler:Dorothy]] is able to instantly use it without hindrance, perhaps on account of [[InsanityImmunity already being a bit crazy]]. In the final battle, Quatre somehow seems to ''still'' be able to do this even after he disconnects the ZERO System from his Gundam. Despite PsychicPowers supposedly not existing in ''Gundam Wing''.
* An unusual case in ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart'', the [[LivingMacGuffin sidekick girl]] can foresee the future and has, on several occasions, remotely-directed the heroes by predicting which moves will let them dodge the incoming attacks. Although this ability keeps them alive and able to fight, it doesn't always let them escape without injury.



* In ''[[Manga/{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita: Last Order]]'', Caerula Sanguis has this ability due to a combination of being able to read an opponent's neural impulses and 700 years of combat experience, allowing her to both perfectly predict and influence an opponent's moves.
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Hokuto Shinken practitioners have this ability thanks to AwesomenessByAnalysis: after seeing your first few moves (or, with the ''really'' powerful opponents, a few minutes of fight), they can predict ''perfectly'' what you're gonna do, and react to that. Best shown in the fight between Rei and Raoh: after seeing he's completely outmatched, Rei decides to [[TakingYouWithMe launch an all-out attack that will kill Raoh but leave him completely exposed to Raoh's equally lethal attacks]], we see him doing it and killing Raoh at the cost of his life... And then it's revealed it was [[ImagineSpot Raoh playing it all in his mind after seeing Rei putting himself in position to jump him]], at which point he proceeds to counter Rei's attack.
** That said, it was {{Subverted}} a few times: aside for the fights between Hokuto Shinken practitioners (where the prediction ability of both fighters cancel each other out), we have Souther (who not only was [[KungFuProofMook practically immune to Hokuto Shinken]], but had a few tricks Kenshiro failed to predict in their rematch) and Juza (who practices ConfusionFu to the point he's impossible to predict. He's still done for because Raoh is ''that'' much stronger than him).
* This is the special ability of the Tharsis Kataphrakt in ''Anime/AldnoahZero.'' At the moment though, it's still uncertain whether the machine is simply an advanced combat computer a la ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing ZERO]]'' or if its Aldnoah Drive actually allows it [[MagicFromTechnology to see into the future for real.]]
* There are multiple ways to achieve this in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. With the ''Inner Eye,'' a martial artist memorizes the rhythm of the opponent's movements, and can predict where the opponent will move and attack, making their attacks nearly always accurate. The Ryusei Seikuken technique reduces the size of a Seikuken to a thin layer over the skin, letting the user dodge with just the smallest movements, however to the enemy it looks like their mind is being read. And the Attack Trail Fight, where you form a trail of all possible attack patterns the opponent may take, having, attempting to read the next trails and block them. Needless to say, all three are very high level techniques.
* In the climax of the ''Grand Magic Games'' in ''Manga/FairyTail'' [[spoiler: Ultear had hoped to use the ultimate form of her time powers to turn back time for at least a few hours so the heroes can have a better chance at beating the invading dragons who at the moment were on the verge of killing many of them. It only turns back time for a few minutes, but in the process, temporarily granted the heroes this power to avoid and counter deadly attacks and ambushes.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the BigBad of the Vandenreich arc Yhwach's signature power, "A of the Almighty", lets him see into the future. He uses this to predict his opponents' techniques and create appropriate countermeasures on the fly.



* ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey villain Archer Braun

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* ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' villain Archer BraunBraun.



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* The precogs in ''Film/MinorityReport'' are, in a sense, this: they can predict future murders, but of other people, and as they're kept in a chamber at the Precrime police headquarters, the precogs don't do any fighting, but their pre-visions are recorded so that Precops can arrest the pre-criminals before the murders occur. When Anderton becomes a fugitive (framed for the pre-murder of someone he never met), he later takes the precog Agatha with him; she can anticipate the next moves of Anderton's pursuers, and instruct him to evade them accordingly.
* Creator/NicolasCage played a precognitive in the movie ''Film/{{Next}}''. Since he was always seeing two minutes ahead, he was actually LIVING two minutes ahead -- but whenever he ran up against something he didn't want to happen, he would force himself to refocus back into "the present," and choose to do something different. In short, he was so tuned into his precog it worked almost more like the ability to jump backwards in time than to see the future.

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* The precogs in ''Film/MinorityReport'' are, in a sense, this: they can predict future murders, but of other people, and as they're kept in a chamber at the Precrime police headquarters, the precogs don't do any fighting, but their pre-visions are recorded so that Precops can arrest the pre-criminals before the murders occur. When Anderton becomes a fugitive (framed for the pre-murder of someone he never met), he later takes the precog Agatha with him; she can anticipate the next moves of Anderton's pursuers, and instruct him to evade them accordingly.
* Creator/NicolasCage played a precognitive in the movie ''Film/{{Next}}''. Since he was always seeing two minutes ahead, he was actually LIVING two minutes ahead -- but whenever he ran up against something he didn't want to happen, he would force himself to refocus back into "the present," and choose to do something different. In short, he was so tuned into his precog it worked almost more like the ability to jump backwards in time than to see the future.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is the explanation for the Jedi Knights' superior combat skills and ability to [[ParryingBullets block lasers with their lightsabers]] -- they've got the ability to predict the future in a limited way, so they bring their lightsabers into position to parry a shot ''before'' it's actually fired. This is brought up in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' when Qui-Gon Jinn pegs Anakin as a potential Jedi due to his ability to participate in Podracing -- a sport that human reflexes simply aren't fast enough to keep up with. Jedi can also look further into the future, but this generally requires a lot more effort and is less reliable.
-->'''Yoda:''' Always in motion is the future.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' the explanation for aliens can reset the Jedi Knights' superior combat skills and ability to [[ParryingBullets block lasers with day via GroundhogDayLoop upon the death of one of their lightsabers]] -- they've got the ability to predict the future in a limited way, so they bring EliteMooks, using their lightsabers into position RippleEffectProofMemory to parry a shot ''before'' it's actually fired. This is brought up study the enemy's every move and plan accordingly. The hero accidentally gets drenched in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' when Qui-Gon Jinn pegs Anakin as a potential Jedi due to his ability to participate in Podracing -- a sport AlienBlood and acquires that human reflexes simply aren't fast enough to keep up with. Jedi can also look further into power, which he then uses against the future, but this generally requires aliens, becoming a lot more effort and is less reliable.
-->'''Yoda:''' Always in motion is
OneManArmy, as the future.aliens can't reset the day without removing his power first.



* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' the aliens can reset the day via GroundhogDayLoop upon the death of one of their EliteMooks, using their RippleEffectProofMemory to study the enemy's every move and plan accordingly. The hero accidentally gets drenched in AlienBlood and acquires that power, which he then uses against the aliens, becoming a OneManArmy, as the aliens can't reset the day without removing his power first.

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* In ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' The precogs in ''Film/MinorityReport'' are, in a sense, this: they can predict future murders, but of other people, and as they're kept in a chamber at the aliens can reset Precrime police headquarters, the day via GroundhogDayLoop upon the death of one of precogs don't do any fighting, but their EliteMooks, using their RippleEffectProofMemory to study the enemy's every move and plan accordingly. The hero accidentally gets drenched in AlienBlood and acquires pre-visions are recorded so that power, which Precops can arrest the pre-criminals before the murders occur. When Anderton becomes a fugitive (framed for the pre-murder of someone he then uses never met), he later takes the precog Agatha with him; she can anticipate the next moves of Anderton's pursuers, and instruct him to evade them accordingly.
* Creator/NicolasCage played a precognitive in the movie ''Film/{{Next}}''. Since he was always seeing two minutes ahead, he was actually LIVING two minutes ahead -- but whenever he ran up
against something he didn't want to happen, he would force himself to refocus back into "the present," and choose to do something different. In short, he was so tuned into his precog it worked almost more like the aliens, becoming a OneManArmy, as ability to jump backwards in time than to see the aliens can't reset future.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This is
the day without removing explanation for the Jedi Knights' superior combat skills and ability to [[ParryingBullets block lasers with their lightsabers]] -- they've got the ability to predict the future in a limited way, so they bring their lightsabers into position to parry a shot ''before'' it's actually fired. This is brought up in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' when Qui-Gon Jinn pegs Anakin as a potential Jedi due to his power first.ability to participate in podracing -- a sport that human reflexes simply aren't fast enough to keep up with. Jedi can also look further into the future, but this generally requires a lot more effort and is less reliable.
-->'''Yoda:''' Always in motion is the future.



* Discussed in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - in the episode ''Earshot'', Buffy temporarily gains telepathic powers, and Giles suggests that this could improve her fighting skills by letting her foresee attacks in battle. Subverted in that Buffy is way more interested in using her power to [[MundaneUtility cheat in English class]], and within a few hours [[PowerIncontinence the ability has]] [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead completely overpowered her]] to the point that she can barely stand, let alone fight.



* Implied in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' to be one of the (many) reasons [[TheEmpath River Tam]] is a OneManArmy. Her brain is very advanced - she could definitely handle processing both present and future events and act accordingly.

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* Implied in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' to be one of the (many) reasons [[TheEmpath River Tam]] is a OneManArmy. Her brain is very advanced - -- she could definitely handle processing both present and future events and act accordingly.



* Discussed in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - in the episode ''Earshot'', Buffy temporarily gains telepathic powers, and Giles suggests that this could improve her fighting skills by letting her foresee attacks in battle. Subverted in that Buffy is way more interested in using her power to [[MundaneUtility cheat in English class]], and within a few hours [[PowerIncontinence the ability has]] [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead completely overpowered her]] to the point that she can barely stand, let alone fight.



** Though its subverted, when he tries to use it on Batman in a direct fight, only to fail 'three times' due to Batman feeling a sense of 'deja vu' which he now knows means time has been reset.

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** Though its it's subverted, when he tries to use it on Batman in a direct fight, only to fail 'three times' due to Batman feeling a sense of 'deja vu' which he now knows means time has been reset. reset.
* [[Westernanimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] villain Victor Falco exposes himself to a small amount of [[MutagenicGoo mutagen]] and gets the power to read his enemies' minds. The only way that Donnie can defeat him is to learn Mikey's signature "Fighting without Thinking" technique.



* [[Westernanimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 TMNT 2012]] villain Victor Falco exposes himself to a small amount of [[MutagenicGoo mutagen]] and gets the power to read his enemies' minds. The only way that Donnie can defeat him is to learn Mikey's signature "Fighting without Thinking" technique.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' uses this to justify the existence of checkpoints in [=PointDevice=] mode-- your characters took a drug that let them see into the future, and as such aren't dying and retrying, but simply finding a possible future that doesn't result in them dying.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'s'' fifteenth main game, ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' Kingdom'', uses this to justify the existence of checkpoints in [=PointDevice=] mode-- mode: your characters took a drug medicine that let lets them see into the future, and as such aren't dying and retrying, but simply finding a possible future that doesn't result in them dying.dying. However, you can choose to not take the medicine by selecting the Legacy Mode (the signature classic mode).
** In one of Sanae's endings in the same game, [[spoiler:it is noted that taking the aforementioned medicine would have been deadly to a native god like Suwako, and if Sanae used it, nothing deadly would've happen, but her impurities would be washed away, leaving her a "pure human" as a result.]]
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** Charlotte Katakuri, one of the Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates, has supposedly trained his Kenbunshoku Haki so much that he can glimpse slightly into the future. His ability among others makes him one of the most dangerous pirates shown thus far, with a bounty racking up over a billion.

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** Charlotte Katakuri, one of the Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates, has supposedly trained his Kenbunshoku Haki so much that he can actually glimpse slightly into the future. His ability among others makes him one of the most dangerous pirates shown thus far, with a bounty racking up over a billion.
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