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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.
1st Feb '16 2:20:14 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.
20th Jan '16 2:48:58 PM thatmadork
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* Jaune Arc from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. While everyone else zips around using superhuman martial arts, Jaune doesn't have any special techniques and has no idea how to use his [[SoulPower Semblance]], so he instead just relies purely on slashing with his sword and stopping attacks with his shield. Fortunately, he's [[UnskilledButStrong strong enough to stop an Ursa Major's swipe with one arm and has a lot of Aura to protect against attacks he doesn't manage to block]], making him something of a StoneWall.
17th Dec '15 11:17:23 AM eowynjedi
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* Sigurd of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' has Major Holy Blood, which entitles him to an InfinityPlusOneSword and some fancy stat bonuses... however, he doesn't get his hands on it until the last chapter he appears in. For the majority of his story, he fights with normal weapons, but he's still highly effective.
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