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11th Jul '16 11:34:26 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Tamama's "Tamama Impact".
** Later, there's Shivava, in the 3rd movie, and Orara, in the 7th season, who are, respectively, ''Expy'' of the Monkey King (with a bit of [[Franchise/DragonBall DragonBall]]'s Goku thrown in) and of Dragonball's Goku himself. Both of them had ''KamehameHadoken''s and a ''BattleAura''. Orara was even voiced by Goku's original voice actor.
22nd Jun '16 6:44:30 AM Snowy66
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' is probably the TropeCodifier. Damn near everything the main characters do in a fight is based on ki, from simply enhancing their speed and strength to flying and throwing around energy blasts.
** The exception being Dr. Gero's {{Artificial Human}}: 19 and 20 are fully mechanical[[note]]Except for the latter having Gero's BrainInAJar[[/note]] and can drain ki, while 17 and 18 are "eternal energy models" with effectively infinite power supplies, and [[FlawedPrototype 16]] is mechanical but doesn't usually use energy attacks. This presents its own problems for the heroes, whose ability to sense ki is obviously useless against enemies who don't have any, and makes a good portion of the Android Saga a blind hunt.
** The MMO ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' put an interesting spin on this in its backstory, where Gohan wrote a book detailing the "secrets" of ki manipulation to the general public, who had generally regarded such feats as nothing but smoke and mirrors. This book, as well as one such SupernaturalMartialArts school helping fight off an AlienInvasion, is the reason why [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting powerful martial artists are so wide-spread]] in the game, which is set over 200 years after ''DBZ''.



* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Damn near everything the main characters do in a fight is based on ki, from simply enhancing their speed and strength to flying and throwing around energy blasts.
** The exception being Dr. Gero's {{Artificial Human}}: 19 and 20 are fully mechanical[[note]]Except for the latter having Gero's BrainInAJar[[/note]] and can drain ki, while 17 and 18 are "eternal energy models" with effectively infinite power supplies, and [[FlawedPrototype 16]] is mechanical but doesn't usually use energy attacks. This presents its own problems for the heroes, whose ability to sense ki is obviously useless against enemies who don't have any, and makes a good portion of the Android Saga a blind hunt.
** The MMO ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' put an interesting spin on this in its backstory, where Gohan wrote a book detailing the "secrets" of ki manipulation to the general public, who had generally regarded such feats as nothing but smoke and mirrors. This book, as well as one such SupernaturalMartialArts school helping fight off an AlienInvasion, is the reason why [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting powerful martial artists are so wide-spread]] in the game, which is set over 200 years after ''DBZ''.
15th Jun '16 3:39:22 PM RazorSmile
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* The various Sevaar warriors from ''Anime/ShadowSkill'' are powerful ki adepts.
15th Jun '16 3:11:19 PM RazorSmile
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* Akatsuki from ''LightNovel/AestheticaOfARogueHero'' is a ki adept surrounded by magic users and is arguably the strongest fighter in the setting.
6th Jun '16 9:28:03 PM Loekman3
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[[caption-width-right:350:"This is what happens to anyone [[MemeticMutation who asks]] [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Vegeta}} me]] about Kakarot's PowerLevel again!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"This is what happens to anyone [[MemeticMutation who asks]] [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Vegeta}} [[{{Characters/DragonBallVegeta}} me]] about Kakarot's PowerLevel again!"]]
3rd Jun '16 2:02:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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If FunctionalMagic also exists in the '{{verse}}, there's usually a distinction made between the two, comparable to the distinction between PsychicPowers and FunctionalMagic in Western SpeculativeFiction. If no distinction is made, it's SupernaturalMartialArts. If a character can use both individually, then they're a KungFuWizard. At times may overlap with TheForce, which isn't surprising as the StarWars ability was based on the concept. Sometimes Ki Manipulation is a part of some MartialArtsAndCrafts, making it either RuleOfFunny or RuleOfCool.

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If FunctionalMagic also exists in the '{{verse}}, there's usually a distinction made between the two, comparable to the distinction between PsychicPowers and FunctionalMagic in Western SpeculativeFiction. If no distinction is made, it's SupernaturalMartialArts. If a character can use both individually, then they're a KungFuWizard. At times may overlap with TheForce, which isn't surprising as the StarWars ability was based on the concept.BackgroundMagicField. Sometimes Ki Manipulation is a part of some MartialArtsAndCrafts, making it either RuleOfFunny or RuleOfCool.
20th May '16 8:26:07 PM TheDiego908
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[[caption-width-right:350:"This is what happens to anyone who asks [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Vegeta}} me]] about Kakarot's PowerLevel again!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"This is what happens to anyone [[MemeticMutation who asks asks]] [[{{SelfDemonstrating/Vegeta}} me]] about Kakarot's PowerLevel again!"]]
22nd Mar '16 8:10:08 PM TheDogSage
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', has this used extensively, from EnegryVampire villain Kai [[spoiler: using stolen chi to [[MagicEnhancement empower himself]]]], Po [[spoiler: using the Wuxi finger hold on himself to take both he and Kai to the Spirit Realm]], and [[spoilers:Po's fathers, the panda village, and Tigress [[SuperEmpowering giving their chi to Po]] to give him the strength to defeat Kai]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', has this used extensively, from EnegryVampire EnergyVampire villain Kai [[spoiler: using stolen chi to [[MagicEnhancement empower himself]]]], Po [[spoiler: using the Wuxi finger hold on himself to take both he and Kai to the Spirit Realm]], and [[spoilers:Po's [[spoiler:Po's fathers, the panda village, and Tigress [[SuperEmpowering giving their chi to Po]] to give him the strength to defeat Kai]].
22nd Mar '16 8:08:54 PM TheDogSage
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'', has this used extensively, from EnegryVampire villain Kai [[spoiler: using stolen chi to [[MagicEnhancement empower himself]]]], Po [[spoiler: using the Wuxi finger hold on himself to take both he and Kai to the Spirit Realm]], and [[spoilers:Po's fathers, the panda village, and Tigress [[SuperEmpowering giving their chi to Po]] to give him the strength to defeat Kai]].
11th Mar '16 5:39:23 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* In ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist'', the titular character and his fellow Immortal Weapons all use chi as the foundation for their superpowers. These range from merely increased strength, speed and durability in the case of Fat Cobra, to the Prince of Orphans' slightly less-realistic ability to turn into green mist and possess people.
** Actually John Aman's ability to turn into green mist is completely separate from his ki attacks. That's just good old fashioned golden age super science.
** Fat Cobra feels that with the power of chi, anything is possible. An ant can wrestle with elephants.

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* In ''ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist'', the titular character and his fellow Immortal Weapons all use chi as the foundation for their superpowers. These range from merely increased strength, speed strength like Danny Rand to channelling Ki through guns and durability in the case of Fat Cobra, to the Prince of Orphans' slightly less-realistic ability to turn into green mist and possess people.
** Actually John Aman's ability to turn into green mist is completely separate from
bullets like his ki attacks. That's just good old fashioned golden age super science.
** Fat Cobra feels that with the power of chi, anything is possible. An ant can wrestle with elephants.
predecessor, Orson Randall.



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