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30th May '16 12:26:25 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The main characters of ''Webcomic/SidekickGirl'' often do this.
** Val's main power (to not die, and eventually heal, from injuries) is pretty much useless in direct combat, so she punches and kicks people, hits them with [[ICallItVera Mr. Bat]], or [[WhyDontYouJustShootThem just shoots them]].
** Illumina's powers (floating three feet off the ground and emitting light) are also mostly useless in battle. While Illumina is usually just [[SuperZeroes completely useless]], on the few occasions later in the comic when she does fight, she demonstrates a punch powerful enough to One Hit KO people.
** Chris's power (causing confusion) is usually only shown in the form of people being [[AmbiguousGender confused over his gender]], but he's got a pair of tonfa and he knows how to use them.
26th May '16 10:52:55 PM TheSinful
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* Miya in ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/213011 Eroninja]]'' taught herself to fight without using any chakra at all. This is because the man she wants to kill (Kisame) is capable of absorbing chakra and using it to heal himself, making chakra usage counterproductive.
14th May '16 3:47:30 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''WebComic/{{Unsounded}}'''s [[MagicKnight Duane]] outright [[HonorBeforeReason refuses to utilize pyramy]] against non-wright foes despite his comparatively [[OurLichesAreDifferent frail]] physical stature.
* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' becomes an example of the WillfullyWeak variant when she [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman takes martial arts lessons]] to give [[UnskilledButStrong herself]] a nonlethal fighting option, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=634 between the extremes]] of "[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown tear them to shreds]]" and "[[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk it over peacefully]]".
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* SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse actually encourages this. One of the teachers for the aikido classes is sensei Tolman, who is a Type 3: a black woman with superstrength and mental attack powers, who just prefers using aikido. And Aquerna is a Type 1: she has squirrel powers, so she is stronger and faster than a baseline human, which means she is considered a campus joke. She has been learning aikido, LeParkour, and martial arts weapons.

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* SuperheroSchool [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy Academy]] in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse actually encourages this. One of the teachers for the aikido classes is sensei Tolman, who is a Type 3: a black woman with superstrength and mental attack powers, who just prefers using aikido. And Aquerna is a Type 1: she has squirrel powers, so she is stronger and faster than a baseline human, which means she is considered a campus joke. She has been learning aikido, LeParkour, and martial arts weapons.



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* ''WebComic/{{Unsounded}}'''s [[MagicKnight Duane]] outright [[HonorBeforeReason refuses to utilize pyramy]] against non-wright foes despite his comparatively [[OurLichesAreDifferent frail]] physical stature.
* Grace from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' becomes an example of the WillfullyWeak variant when she [[BoxingLessonsForSuperman takes martial arts lessons]] to give [[UnskilledButStrong herself]] a nonlethal fighting option, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=634 between the extremes]] of "[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown tear them to shreds]]" and "[[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk it over peacefully]]".
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15th Apr '16 4:11:31 AM Hanz
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* Homura Akemi of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the only Puella Magi who doesn't have some sort of magical weapon. Instead, she uses firearms stolen from the Yakuza and the JSDF as well as homemade explosives augmented by her time control abilities.

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* Homura Akemi of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is the only Puella Magi who doesn't have some sort of magical weapon.weapon or directly offensive powers. Instead, she uses firearms stolen from the Yakuza and the JSDF as well as homemade explosives augmented by her time control abilities.
23rd Mar '16 9:22:48 AM Dave85
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** In the video game, ''Korra'' shows that, even with her bending blocked, she's dangerous. After all, bending is just empowered martial arts, and she's a master-class fighter.

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** In the video game, ''Korra'' shows that, even with her bending blocked, she's dangerous. After all, bending is just empowered martial arts, and she's a master-class master-level fighter.
23rd Mar '16 9:21:24 AM Dave85
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** In the video game, ''Korra'' shows that, even with her bending blocked, she's dangerous. After all, bending is just empowered martial arts, and she's a master-class fighter.
15th Mar '16 8:56:55 PM zequeins
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** Discussed and Enforced in the New World. Previously, [[ElementalShapeshifter Logia]] users are really difficult to fight due to their NighInvulnerability. Then comes Armament Haki and how common it is in the New World, and one character remarked that "Logia users who rely on their powers too much have short lifespan."
26th Feb '16 11:43:35 AM Theokal3
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'s sole superhuman power (HealingFactor) has no offensive use, so he tends to fight relying only on his skills, katanas and guns. Granted, his power still allows him to use LeeroyJenkins tactics that would get anyone else killed.
7th Feb '16 5:50:42 PM WillyFourEyes
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** Amom fights primarily using chi blocking, which is a non-supernatural fighting style designed to counter bending. He also has the ability to remove someone's bending, courtesy of [[spoiler:being an incredibly powerful Waterbender who can Bloodbend any time, no full moon needed, and can do so with a DeathGlare alone]], but that isn't the kind of thing that he can do while being attacked. His ability to avoid all bending attacks makes him one of the most intimidating characters in the franchise, but [[spoiler:he's also using his psychic bloodbending to help him throw off his opponents' movements, giving him a nigh unbeatable edge. Technically, this means that he really [[SubvertedTrope isn't fighting like a normal]].]]

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** Amom fights primarily using chi blocking, which is a non-supernatural fighting style designed to [[AntiMagic counter bending.bending]]. He also has the ability to remove someone's bending, courtesy of [[spoiler:being an incredibly powerful Waterbender who can Bloodbend any time, no full moon needed, and can do so with a DeathGlare alone]], but that isn't the kind of thing that he can do while being attacked. His ability to avoid all bending attacks makes him one of the most intimidating characters in the franchise, but [[spoiler:he's also using his psychic bloodbending to help him throw off his opponents' movements, giving him a nigh unbeatable edge. Technically, this means that he really [[SubvertedTrope isn't fighting like a normal]].]]
1st Feb '16 2:23:02 PM JustCause
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** Pyrrha subverts this. While most people casually rely on their Semblance in battle, Pyrrha gets by on pure skill so much that most people don't know what her Semblance is and think [[TheAce she's just that good]]. Then it's revealed that her Semblance is magnetism and that she's been subtly using it to deflect attacks and tilt battles in her favor.

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** Pyrrha subverts this. While most people casually rely on their Semblance in battle, Pyrrha gets seems to get by on pure skill so much that most people don't know what her Semblance is and think [[TheAce she's just that good]]. Then it's revealed that her Semblance is magnetism and that she's been subtly using it to deflect attacks and tilt battles in her favor.
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