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23rd Feb '17 9:51:54 PM Elan
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** As of ''Snuff'', Samuel Vimes is no longer entirely normal, as a portion of "The Summoning Dark", the vengeful spirit that used him as a host in ''Thud'', remains with him, granting him a small measure of supernatural abilities. He rarely uses them, as he's a cop and mystical mumbo jumbo isn't admissible in court.
10th Feb '17 8:15:01 AM Kakai
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* Safi and Iseult of ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' are both witches, but fight like regular people, as one is a LivingLieDetector and the other is TheEmpath. [[spoiler:Though now that Iseult knows she's a Weaverwitch, able to induce MysticalPlague on people, this might change.]]
10th Jan '17 10:09:05 AM nighttrainfm
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* Given what the series is known for, it is easy to forget that most of the heroes from ''Manga/DragonBall'' are trained martial artists who knows how to fight without using energy attacks. In the original series Goku, for example, rarely uses the Kamehameha or other advance techniques and prefers to fight with his fists. This was mostly because energy attacks cost a lot of stamina and was best used for finishers. Some of this can still be seen in ''Z'' where most of the older cast members prefer fighting on the ground and doesn't beam spam that often.

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* Given what the series is known for, it is easy to forget that most of the heroes from ''Manga/DragonBall'' are trained martial artists who knows know how to fight without using energy attacks. In the original series series, Goku, for example, rarely uses the Kamehameha or other advance advanced techniques and prefers to fight with his fists. This was mostly because energy attacks cost a lot of stamina and was were best used for finishers. Some of this can still be seen in ''Z'' where most of the older cast members prefer fighting on the ground and doesn't don't beam spam that often.
23rd Dec '16 4:36:13 PM nighttrainfm
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** Amom fights primarily using chi blocking, which is a non-supernatural fighting style designed to [[AntiMagic 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 Amon fights primarily using chi blocking, which is a non-supernatural fighting style designed to [[AntiMagic 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]].]]
9th Dec '16 8:22:21 PM DarkHunter
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* [[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is highly skilled with dual swords as well as Firebending, and uses this to great effect while traveling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]] in which revealing that he's a Firebender would be a very bad thing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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[[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is highly skilled with dual swords as well as Firebending, and uses this to great effect while traveling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]] in which revealing that he's a Firebender would be a very bad thing.thing.
** His uncle, Iroh, while one of the most powerful Firebenders alive, is also a master of mundane martial arts that have nothing to do with Firebending. [[spoiler:He uses this to his advantage breaking out of prison during the Eclipse, since all the guards had no Firebending and were helpless without it, while ''he'' was not.]]
5th Dec '16 6:49:41 AM Allronix
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* Walter "Doc" Hartford of the [[AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]] has a Series Five implant like his team members, but his enhances his TechnoWizard skills in hacking and machine manipulation and is relatively useless in combat. When the fighting starts, he relies on [[GentlemanSnarker his wits]], his fists, a blaster, and (when he was really lucky) [[HeroesPreferSwords a sword]]. Sometimes {{Deconstructed}} as the other three have to cover him while he works, but truly awesome when he was able to take down the nastiest foe in the series ''singlehandedly.''
28th Nov '16 1:21:03 PM DarkHunter
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* [[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' uses this to great effect while traveling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]].

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* [[AntiVillain Zuko]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is highly skilled with dual swords as well as Firebending, and uses this to great effect while traveling [[KingIncognito incognito]] through the [[TheKingdom Earth Kingdom]] or doing [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rescue missions]].missions]] in which revealing that he's a Firebender would be a very bad thing.
14th Oct '16 3:27:43 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/6/ Supernova]]'', Luffy mostly fights without using his Devil Fruit powers. This draws a stark contrast with [[PowersDoTheFighting Smok]][[UnskilledButStrong er]] who uses his Devil Fruit constantly while fighting. It's not until the end of their fight that Luffy uses his Logia powers which [[ElementalRockPaperScissors overpower]] Smoker's easily.
13th Sep '16 4:40:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The powers [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway don't directly apply to combat]], such as {{Telepathy}}, SpeaksFluentAnimal, and XRayVision. However, they may have [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower indirect uses for assisting]]. Or they do upgrade their natural fighting abilities, but only moderately beyond normal human limits, without anything fantastic such as flight. They have an advantage against the {{mooks}}, but only if they can stay on their toes and fight smart.

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* The powers [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway don't directly apply to combat]], combat, such as {{Telepathy}}, SpeaksFluentAnimal, and XRayVision. However, they may have [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower indirect uses for assisting]].assisting. Or they do upgrade their natural fighting abilities, but only moderately beyond normal human limits, without anything fantastic such as flight. They have an advantage against the {{mooks}}, but only if they can stay on their toes and fight smart.
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''.
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