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8th Aug '16 7:50:20 PM Cailleach
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** Twilight herself was once seen getting into hoof-to-hoof combat with the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Discorded]] Applejack and Pinkie Pie, who, being Earth Ponies, are much more physically stronger than her... And ''winning''.

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** Twilight herself was once seen getting into hoof-to-hoof combat with the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Discorded]] Applejack and Pinkie Pie, who, being Earth Ponies, are much more physically stronger strong than her... And ''winning''.
4th Aug '16 7:14:16 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Monster X has GravityMaster and EyeBeams abilities, but he primarily fights using martial arts.



* 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.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
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Jaune Arc from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''.Arc. 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.



* [[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses this to great effect while travelling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]].

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* [[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses this to great effect while travelling traveling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]].



18th Jul '16 12:41:21 PM magmablock
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' in which the Dark Hand goes on a talisman-empowered crime spree, [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Hak Foo]] has the talismans of levitation, healing, and immortality, but feels he barely needs them. When a disgruntled Finn, who got some of the far less flashy talismans, makes note of how they're going unused, Hak Foo disdainfully tosses them his way.
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."
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