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17th Nov '17 1:40:51 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': Vocations are changed at the Alltrades Abbey, headed by Abbot Jack. Who suffers DemonicPossession early on and transforms into a giant demon, identifying himself as (sigh) JackOfAlltrades, Master of Nu'un ([[HurricaneOfPuns his brainstorming for other names included High Jack and Jackrilege]]).
29th Oct '17 2:23:45 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' has Methos who after 5000 years has held just about every possible job and has picked up just about any practical skill imaginable. This makes him different from most other immortals who seem to pick a niche and stick with it.

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* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' has Methos who Methos, who, after 5000 years years, has held just about every possible job and has picked up just about any practical skill imaginable. This makes him different from most other immortals who seem to pick a niche and stick with it.



** [[http://magiccards.info/cfx/en/140.html Obelisk of Alara]]. It gives you access to five different simple abilities with a wide range of uses, spanning all five colors.

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** [[http://magiccards.info/cfx/en/140.html Obelisk of Alara]]. Alara.]] It gives you access to five different simple abilities with a wide range of uses, spanning all five colors.
25th Oct '17 3:37:52 PM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/YetAgain'': Kakashi is a deconstruction. Unlike the Third Hokage, Kakashi is too spread out in his skills to make an effective combatant against the Akatsuki. Cumulatively, his abilities make him an S-Class shinobi, but in practice the only member of the group he can reliably take out on his own is Hidan, who is the weakest and least reputable of all of them. He decides to remedy this by specializing in and mastering his ninjutsu and increasing his chakra reserves, since the other option is to intensify his physical training regimen and turn into Gai.
18th Oct '17 4:14:32 PM pinkdalek
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** Going with the game's GenreSavvy nature, ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' involves a sequence where Vox forces Wol to go through a series of trials to learn how to 'embrace contradictions' as crucial to his heroic journey, which allows him to start running dual-Jobs. Wol's as hypercompetent as Cloud above, but unlike Cloud, tends to be cagey about his skills (except his combat abilities, which he's visibly proud of) and avoid using them unless forced, which [[PinballProtagonist he usually is]].
18th Oct '17 3:59:14 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', all of your characters can eventually use any class, not just the three that they start with. However, classes developed outside of a character's main three are relatively underpowered and may not be suited to that character's strengths. (For example, Hope ''can'' become a [[StoneWall Sentinel]] but his very low HP makes him unsuited for the role.) The costs of developing these "outside" classes are also extremely prohibitive, with the first node requiring 3000 points while you're currently using less than 1000 for your normal skills.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', one character can do everything simply by changing weapons/crafting/gathering tools. The advanced Jobs mix powers from different Classes, so it's pretty much a requirement. But it still means one character can be equally as good making jewelry and wielding a giant war ax, healing with magic, using a bow, mine for rare minerals, craft leather gear...''everything''.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'', protagonist Tyro can equip any and all equipment and abilities, making him an ideal party member in some situations.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud tells Aeris he does "a little bit of everything", and she describes him as a Jack of all trades. In the Japanese, it's more prominent, with Aeris flirtatiously nicknaming him "''nandemoya-san''" ("Mr. Everything") and calling him that throughout the game (usually [[{{Woolseyism}} localised as "bodyguard" in the English version]]). In gameplay he's a MasterOfAll; in the story he's an expert at fighting and magic, a [[MagneticHero charismatic]] leader, skilled with all kinds of vehicles from motorbikes to snowboards to submarines, [[MrExposition usually gets the job of explaining the plot to the player]] and can even read sheet music to boot. Played for laughs in at least one scene where the other party members volunteer him for an obnoxious task on the grounds that it would ''have'' to be Cloud who would do it, to Cloud's stated annoyance.
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', all of your characters can eventually use any class, not just the three that they start with. However, classes developed outside of a character's main three are relatively underpowered and may not be suited to that character's strengths. (For example, Hope ''can'' become a [[StoneWall Sentinel]] but his very low HP makes him unsuited for the role.) The costs of developing these "outside" classes are also extremely prohibitive, with the first node requiring 3000 points while you're currently using less than 1000 for your normal skills.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', one character can do everything simply by changing weapons/crafting/gathering tools. The advanced Jobs mix powers from different Classes, so it's pretty much a requirement. But it still means one character can be equally as good making jewelry and wielding a giant war ax, healing with magic, using a bow, mine for rare minerals, craft leather gear...''everything''.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'', protagonist Tyro can equip any and all equipment and abilities, making him an ideal party member in some situations.
16th Sep '17 12:18:02 PM FantiSci
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* Lance, in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. He doesn't have a clear specialization like the rest of the team, who are usually supremely gifted in one particular area: Shiro is an impeccable leader, Keith is an AcePilot, Pidge is a GadgeteerGenius and Hunk is TheEngineer and SupremeChef. Whenever someone is asked what Lance is, they tend to respond with some variant of "the goofball." From the viewer's perspective, however, Lance is the only member of the team who can do just about anything to a decent standard -- he's just not ''exceptional'' in anything. His lion, Blue, also falls into this category, having neither the most speed, most heavy armor or most firepower, but being able to operate comfortably in all environments and situations.
** The [[spoiler:lion-swap]] further demonstrates Lance's adaptability even as it adds to his woes: [[spoiler:Lance is able to adequately pilot the temperamental Red, supposedly the polar opposite of laid-back Blue...but he loses Blue to Allura, who Lance suspects may be a MasterOfAll, pushing him further down the pecking order]].
10th Aug '17 2:37:32 AM CountDorku
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* There are some fairly flexible characters in ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', but one of the most versatile is Tempest. His deck has options for single-target mauling, multi-target suppression, team defense, ongoing/environment removal, card draw, trash recursion, and healing.
23rd Jul '17 11:52:03 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/LouThesz: professional wrestler, promoter, manager, commentator, referee, wrestling trainer, combat trainer and a dog trainer.
14th Jul '17 8:15:39 AM BloodPlum
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* In the {{Manga/Naruto}} fanfic ''Fanfic/SugarPlums'' one of the characters Benjiro is said to be so average that he ranks average skill in almost all ninja arts with the only tilting being that he's water natured. It's noted that in of itself is downright bizarre and contrasting considering all of the other characters are all incredibly specialized in one or two fields.
27th Jun '17 10:45:13 AM PlasmaTalon
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* The Ultramarines of ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40000'' pride themselves on how well rounded and versatile they are. Lacking the specialization and talent of other chapters but making up for with their ability to employ any tactic. Their Primarch was known for this as well, being second best to his brothers in their chosen fields, but most competent overall.
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