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22nd Jul '16 7:33:52 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the heroes in one arc get sent to the Synchro Dimension, which greatly resembles ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' where people duel on motorcycles. Despite never riding motorcycles before, the heroes adapt pretty quickly. Yuzu manages to jump her bike and perform an barrel roll, and [[ButtMonkey Sawatori]] even beats Yugo in a brief race.

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
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In the original anime, most duelists get the hang of Kaiba's new rules for Battle City (which better resemble the ones of the OCG) rather quickly. The only one who has some difficulty is Jonouchi (who's always decipicted as slow) who makes a mistake in the duel with Espa Roba, but he catches on quickly after that.
** Subverted in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where Aki has a ''lot'' of trouble learning Turbo Dueling, but manages to adapt.
** However, in
''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the heroes in one arc get sent to the Synchro Dimension, which greatly resembles ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' where people duel on motorcycles. Despite never riding motorcycles before, the heroes adapt pretty quickly. Yuzu manages to jump her bike and perform an barrel roll, and [[ButtMonkey Sawatori]] even beats Yugo in a brief race.
22nd Jul '16 7:28:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'', the three aliens manage to learn English after watching television for just a few hours. (Not very ''well'', but enough for them to pass as human.)
22nd Jul '16 7:24:58 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* If the opening intro of ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' is accurate, those kids got the hang of the weapons that Dungeon Master gave them within seconds; Presto even uses the hat far better in the intro than he does in the actual episodes.
20th Jul '16 2:16:09 AM RacattackForce
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** However, it is questionable if this is because of the Triforce: In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where he starts out without the Triforce of Courage (he gets it near the end of the game), Orca gives him his very first sword-lesson ever, because he reached the age of twelve - and comments on how ''amazingly'' good he already is for a beginner.
*** [[EternalRecurrence Ancestral memory?]]

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** However, it is questionable if this is because of the Triforce: In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where he starts out without the Triforce of Courage (he gets it near the end (unlike most versions of the game), Link, he's TheUnchosenOne), Orca gives him his very first sword-lesson ever, because he reached the age of twelve - and comments on how ''amazingly'' good he already is for a beginner.
*** [[EternalRecurrence Ancestral memory?]]
beginner.
15th Jul '16 8:31:16 AM Willbyr
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* In ''GingaNagareboshiGin'', it supposedly takes years for the wolves to master a single [[SpecialAttack Battouga]]. This doesn't prevent the dogs from learning them by just seeing them used in battle (usually against themselves) and then using them just as effectively. Taken to extremes by Gin, who learns ''three'' of these moves this way, one from a battle ''he only watched from the sidelines''.

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* In ''GingaNagareboshiGin'', ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'', it supposedly takes years for the wolves to master a single [[SpecialAttack Battouga]]. This doesn't prevent the dogs from learning them by just seeing them used in battle (usually against themselves) and then using them just as effectively. Taken to extremes by Gin, who learns ''three'' of these moves this way, one from a battle ''he only watched from the sidelines''.



* [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] can practically [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower osmose an entirely new martial art or technique in the span of a week]], mastering it so well that [[HardWorkHardlyWorks they can beat the rival of the week who may have spent a lifetime honing that skill]] in a CookingDuel. [[{{Handwave}} Handwaved]] in that Ranma is the heir of the "Anything Goes" School of Martial Arts, a school that focuses on incorporating moves from other martial arts.

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* [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}} can practically [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower osmose an entirely new martial art or technique in the span of a week]], mastering it so well that [[HardWorkHardlyWorks they can beat the rival of the week who may have spent a lifetime honing that skill]] in a CookingDuel. [[{{Handwave}} Handwaved]] {{Handwave}}d in that Ranma is the heir of the "Anything Goes" School of Martial Arts, a school that focuses on incorporating moves from other martial arts.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Ku Fei notes that in a mere few hours Negi reached a level of martial arts mastery that would take normal people months. He also learned instant movement after two separate training sessions. Not even training from hell. It ''is'' explicitly noted that his specialty is really rapid learning and improvising rather than extreme power, however. Another example is Asuna instantly grasping the kanka technique while Takamichi had to work ''seriously'' hard at it. As in, spent years at it. [[spoiler: Asuna's kind of a special case though, as (when learning in the present) she had already done it before in the past, and even in the past, she wasn't your average person.Also, she gave Takamichi tips on how to do it.]]

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' Ku Fei notes that in a mere few hours Negi reached a level of martial arts mastery that would take normal people months. He also learned instant movement after two separate training sessions. Not even training from hell. It ''is'' explicitly noted that his specialty is really rapid learning and improvising rather than extreme power, however. Another example is Asuna instantly grasping the kanka technique while Takamichi had to work ''seriously'' hard at it. As in, spent years at it. [[spoiler: Asuna's [[spoiler:Asuna's kind of a special case though, as (when learning in the present) she had already done it before in the past, and even in the past, she wasn't your average person.Also, she gave Takamichi tips on how to do it.]]
8th Jul '16 3:28:42 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit'', Johnny 5 can learn how to operate a complex device in seconds by SpeedReading through the instruction manual.

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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit'', Johnny 5 can learn how to operate a complex device in seconds by SpeedReading speed reading through the instruction manual. He learns how to drive a car this way.


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* In a ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon, Tom teaches himself how to play the piano by doing five ''very'' easy keyboard exercises in a book. He's then able to play beautifully.
7th Jul '16 11:15:57 PM wolftickets1969
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', in addition to the above, both the male and female Sole Survivor are able to use PoweredArmor from the get-go, despite only the former having prior training and experience with it.
4th Jul '16 6:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* A character from ''TheTick'' comics, Oedipus Ashley Stevens, is a bored rich girl who becomes one of the world's greatest ninjas... after training for "nearly two weeks!"
* Black Alice from TheDCU can temporarily steal the magical powers of any spellcaster she can think of, and is shown to be pretty proficient with their powers with no prior experience. At one point she stole power from two spell casters ''at once''. She even stole the powers of the ''Spectre''. Crosses over with PowerCopying. She was nerfed to hell and back in the ''Reign In Hell'' event but has made a comeback in ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', where it turns out the trope has been subverted...[[spoiler: she attempted to use Raven's healing magic to cure her father's asthma, but screwed up and accidentally gave him cancer.]]
* The second Mr. Terrific Michael Holt from TheDCU. It's not an explicit metahuman power -- he just has a natural talent for learning. Before he became a superhero, he had ''14'' PH.D's on top of being a gold medal winning Olympic decathlete.

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* A character from ''TheTick'' ''ComicBook/TheTick'' comics, Oedipus Ashley Stevens, is a bored rich girl who becomes one of the world's greatest ninjas... after training for "nearly two weeks!"
* Black Alice from TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU can temporarily steal the magical powers of any spellcaster she can think of, and is shown to be pretty proficient with their powers with no prior experience. At one point she stole power from two spell casters ''at once''. She even stole the powers of the ''Spectre''. Crosses over with PowerCopying. She was nerfed to hell and back in the ''Reign In Hell'' event but has made a comeback in ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', where it turns out the trope has been subverted...[[spoiler: she attempted to use Raven's healing magic to cure her father's asthma, but screwed up and accidentally gave him cancer.]]
* The second Mr. Terrific Michael Holt from TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. It's not an explicit metahuman power -- he just has a natural talent for learning. Before he became a superhero, he had ''14'' PH.D's on top of being a gold medal winning Olympic decathlete.
1st Jul '16 3:28:01 AM Anddrix
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* Mind Mages from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' are the ''kings'' of this trope (especially the ''powerful'' Mind mages, apprentices still exhibit this trope but to a lesser extent). They can, at any time, instantaneously learn any human skill, talent or knowledge. A Mind mage can become the master of kung fu, a virtuoso, a genius computer hacker or compete with a Nobel prize winner in his own field within seconds. Coupled with their ability to instantaneously alter their innate intellectual and social capabilities(becoming more intelligent, more charismatic etc.) and there's virtually no non-athletic human achievement they can't duplicate(and even if they can't be the absolute and utter pinnacle of physical achievement, often they can still be scarily good). If they combine that with Life magic - which allows for the raising of physical attributes - then there's virtually no mundane feat that they can't duplicate. This is a slightly [[{{Gamebreaker}} contentious]] [[BaseBreaker issue.]]

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* Mind Mages from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' are the ''kings'' of this trope (especially the ''powerful'' Mind mages, apprentices still exhibit this trope but to a lesser extent). They can, at any time, instantaneously learn any human skill, talent or knowledge. A Mind mage can become the master of kung fu, a virtuoso, a genius computer hacker or compete with a Nobel prize winner in his own field within seconds. Coupled with their ability to instantaneously alter their innate intellectual and social capabilities(becoming more intelligent, more charismatic etc.) and there's virtually no non-athletic human achievement they can't duplicate(and even if they can't be the absolute and utter pinnacle of physical achievement, often they can still be scarily good). If they combine that with Life magic - which allows for the raising of physical attributes - then there's virtually no mundane feat that they can't duplicate. This is a slightly [[{{Gamebreaker}} contentious]] [[BaseBreaker issue.]]



* ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'': The third episode contained an egregious and an ''[[BaseBreaker extremely contentious]]'' example, by having [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Hitomi]] disarm [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Tifa]] of her Materia, then instantly knowing what each of them were for and knew exactly how to use them... despite never having seen Materia before, since it doesn't even exist in the world she's from. The ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy]]'' fandom [[InternetBackdraft called bullshit.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'': The third episode contained an egregious and an ''[[BaseBreaker extremely contentious]]'' ''extremely contentious'' example, by having [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Hitomi]] disarm [[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Tifa]] of her Materia, then instantly knowing what each of them were for and knew exactly how to use them... despite never having seen Materia before, since it doesn't even exist in the world she's from. The ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy]]'' fandom [[InternetBackdraft called bullshit.]]
29th Jun '16 5:42:32 PM Generality
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** Vegeta seems to instantly learn to sense people by their ki energy (as opposed to needing a scouter to detect them) between his defeat in the Saiyan Saga and his return in the Freeza Saga. Since this isn't even something that can be "observed" at all, apparently he instantly learned to do it simply by being told it was possible.

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** Vegeta seems to instantly learn to sense people by their ki energy (as opposed to needing a scouter to detect them) between while being temporarily blinded during his defeat in the Saiyan Saga and his return in the Freeza Saga.fight with Goku. Since this isn't even something that can be "observed" at all, apparently he instantly learned to do it simply by being told it was possible. By contrast, it took Goku several months of complicated training to develop the same ability.
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