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25th Jul '16 1:36:17 PM TrailblazerZeno
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* This used to come and go for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, with him gaining and losing superhuman levels of strength depending on the writers, before it was finally decided that his iconic status in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was partly founded on him being a [[SuperStrength slightly-above-pinnacle of human physical ability]] (being the [[CaptainPatriotic Living Symbol of America]] didn't hurt either). SuperSerum wasn't all ''that'' super, though given what Steve Rogers was [[HollywoodNerd before then]] it's still damn impressive. Steve Rogers' power was eventually set at a hair above normal (non-mutant) human maximum. This is not the case for the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version, however, who was clearly superhuman from the get go.

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* This used to come and go for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, with him gaining and losing superhuman levels of strength depending on the writers, before it was finally decided that his iconic status in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was partly founded on him being a [[SuperStrength slightly-above-pinnacle of human physical ability]] (being the [[CaptainPatriotic Living Symbol of America]] didn't hurt either). SuperSerum wasn't all ''that'' too super, though given what Steve Rogers was [[HollywoodNerd before then]] it's still damn impressive. Steve Rogers' power was eventually set at a hair above normal (non-mutant) human maximum. This is not the case for the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version, however, who was clearly superhuman from the get go.
15th Jul '16 7:13:57 AM vtarira
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' also makes the titular soldier one of these, but parts ways with the comics on ''how'' exactly. [[spoiler:The comics Winter Soldier's metal arm is his only enhancement, whereas here, Bucky was [[PlayingWithSyringes injected with super serum]] as a POW of Zola's, giving him abilities roughly on par with Cap's with or without the arm. The movie version of it doesn't have any of the comics version's special abilities (like an EMP) either; in fact, it's vulnerable to them (Black Widow shuts it down for a few seconds with a shock disc), though it is stronger than his intact arm.]]
9th Jun '16 10:52:12 AM WillKeaton
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gives us Videl, the daughter of Hercul (a genuine BadassNormal who, sadly, doesn't hold a candle to the heroes or the villains they fight). Before meeting Gohan, she could give her old man a run for his money in the martial arts. After meeting Gohan, she learns to fly in the same manner as Gohan and his allies.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gives us Videl, the daughter of Hercul Hercule (a genuine BadassNormal who, sadly, doesn't hold a candle to the heroes or the villains they fight). Before meeting Gohan, she could give her old man a run for his money in the martial arts. After meeting Gohan, she learns to fly in the same manner as Gohan and his allies.
5th Jun '16 12:02:42 PM TrailblazerZeno
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* This used to come and go for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, with him gaining and losing superhuman levels of strength depending on the writers, before it was finally decided that his iconic status in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was partly founded on him being a [[BadassNormal slightly-above-pinnacle of human physical ability]] (being the [[CaptainPatriotic Living Symbol of America]] didn't hurt either). SuperSerum wasn't all ''that'' super, though given what Steve Rogers was [[HollywoodNerd before then]] it's still damn impressive. Steve Rogers' power was eventually set at a hair above normal (non-mutant) human maximum. This is not the case for the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version, however, who was clearly superhuman from the get go.

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* This used to come and go for ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, with him gaining and losing superhuman levels of strength depending on the writers, before it was finally decided that his iconic status in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse was partly founded on him being a [[BadassNormal [[SuperStrength slightly-above-pinnacle of human physical ability]] (being the [[CaptainPatriotic Living Symbol of America]] didn't hurt either). SuperSerum wasn't all ''that'' super, though given what Steve Rogers was [[HollywoodNerd before then]] it's still damn impressive. Steve Rogers' power was eventually set at a hair above normal (non-mutant) human maximum. This is not the case for the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel version, however, who was clearly superhuman from the get go.
29th May '16 8:27:09 PM Benjayman
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* Attelus Kaltos of the [[Warhammer40k 40k]] fic ''Fanfic/SecretWar'' begins as exceptional BadassNormal. Although starting as an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin apprentice]] he is a MasterSwordsman and martial artist. But once he is [[spoiler: bedridden, with almost every bone in his body shattered. His bone structure is rebuilt with wraithbone by an [[AWizardDidIt Eldar farseer]] Making even bolter rounds deflect off him and Enhancing his [[SuperSpeed speed]] [[SuperReflexes reflexes]] and [[HyperAwareness senses]] beyond normal humans allowing him to be able [DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]]. As well as have a slow but sure HealingFactor. But the enemy agents are similarly enhanced if not more so especially their regeneration.]]

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* Attelus Kaltos of the [[Warhammer40k 40k]] fic ''Fanfic/SecretWar'' begins as exceptional BadassNormal. Although starting as an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin apprentice]] he is a MasterSwordsman and master martial artist. But once he is [[spoiler: bedridden, with almost every bone in his body shattered. His bone structure is rebuilt with wraithbone by an [[AWizardDidIt Eldar farseer]] Making even bolter rounds deflect off him and Enhancing his [[SuperSpeed speed]] [[SuperReflexes reflexes]] and [[HyperAwareness senses]] beyond normal humans allowing him to be able [DodgeTheBullet [[DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]]. As well as have a slow but sure HealingFactor. But the enemy agents are similarly enhanced if not more so so, especially their regeneration.]]
29th May '16 8:14:33 PM Benjayman
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* Attelus Kaltos of the [[Warhammer40k 40k]] fic ''Fanfic/SecretWar'' begins as exceptional BadassNormal. Although starting as an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin apprentice]] he is a MasterSwordsman and martial artist. But once he is [[spoiler: bedridden, with almost every bone in his body shattered. His bone structure is rebuilt with wraithbone by an [[AWizardDidIt Eldar farseer]] Making even bolter rounds deflect off him and Enhancing his [[SuperSpeed speed]] [[SuperReflexes reflexes]] and [[HyperAwareness senses]] beyond normal humans allowing him to be able [DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]]. As well as have a slow but sure HealingFactor. But the enemy agents are similarly enhanced if not more so especially their regeneration.]]
4th May '16 7:43:29 PM aye_amber
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* There are several ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fics in which [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] is granted airbending by Harmonic Convergence. Considering canon!Asami is a GadgeteerGenius [[GeniusBruiser martial artist]] who totes a [[StaticStunGun shock]] [[PowerFist glove]]—and considering the two known {{Badass Normal}}s to be canonically affected—this is approximately akin to giving {{Batman}} a GreenLantern ring.

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* There are several ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fics in which [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] is granted airbending by Harmonic Convergence. Considering canon!Asami is a GadgeteerGenius [[GeniusBruiser martial artist]] who totes a [[StaticStunGun shock]] [[PowerFist glove]]—and considering the two known {{Badass Normal}}s to be canonically affected—this is approximately akin to giving {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} a GreenLantern ComicBook/GreenLantern ring.
1st May '16 3:25:37 PM FarseerLolotea
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* There are several ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fics in which [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] is granted airbending by Harmonic Convergence. Considering canon!Asami is a GadgeteerGenius [[GeniusBruiser martial artist]] who totes a [[StaticStunGun shock]] [[PowerFist glove]]—and considering the two known BadassNormals to be canonically affected—this is approximately akin to giving {{Batman}} a GreenLantern ring.

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* There are several ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fics in which [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] is granted airbending by Harmonic Convergence. Considering canon!Asami is a GadgeteerGenius [[GeniusBruiser martial artist]] who totes a [[StaticStunGun shock]] [[PowerFist glove]]—and considering the two known BadassNormals {{Badass Normal}}s to be canonically affected—this is approximately akin to giving {{Batman}} a GreenLantern ring.
1st May '16 3:24:10 PM FarseerLolotea
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* There are several ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' fics in which [[TeamNormal Asami Sato]] is granted airbending by Harmonic Convergence. Considering canon!Asami is a GadgeteerGenius [[GeniusBruiser martial artist]] who totes a [[StaticStunGun shock]] [[PowerFist glove]]—and considering the two known BadassNormals to be canonically affected—this is approximately akin to giving {{Batman}} a GreenLantern ring.



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1st Mar '16 10:19:42 PM Chariset
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* Most of Exile's party in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' are this - they're already war veterans, trained fighters, spies, bounty hunters, etc. But most of them turn out to be Force Sensitive as well, leading the Exile to train them as Jedi. It's also a common fan theory that Carth Onasi from [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the first game]] is an untrained Force Sentitive as well.

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* Most of Exile's party in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'' are this - they're already war veterans, trained fighters, spies, bounty hunters, etc. But most of them turn out to be Force Sensitive as well, leading allowing the Exile to train them as Jedi. Jedi (or Sith). It's also a common fan theory that Carth Onasi from [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the first game]] is an untrained Force Sentitive Sensitive as well.
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