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18th Aug '17 1:36:22 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry (while not a full-blown Kung Fu Wizard) ''does'' take occasional lessons from his BadAss police officer friend Karrin Murphy. This combined with his great height (and thus reach), sprinter's build, long staff and willingness to fight dirty makes him pretty badass with what little martial art he knows. Not to mention the .38 Special under that duster of his. Of course, he has a very good reason for doing this: The White Council's laws prohibit killing {{Muggles}} with magic, and Harry's already on thin ice with them[[note]]He killed his EvilMentor when he was a teenager; the fact that it was self-defense and one of the senior wizards taking responsibility for him are the only things that kept them from executing him on the spot[[/note]], so understandably the ''last'' thing he wants to do is give them motivation to [[OffWithHisHead introduce their swords to his soft, supple neck]].

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry (while not a full-blown Kung Fu Wizard) ''does'' take occasional lessons from his BadAss badass police officer friend Karrin Murphy. This combined with his great height (and thus reach), sprinter's build, long staff and willingness to fight dirty makes him pretty badass with what little martial art he knows. Not to mention the .38 Special under that duster of his. Of course, he has a very good reason for doing this: The White Council's laws prohibit killing {{Muggles}} with magic, and Harry's already on thin ice with them[[note]]He killed his EvilMentor when he was a teenager; the fact that it was self-defense and one of the senior wizards taking responsibility for him are the only things that kept them from executing him on the spot[[/note]], so understandably the ''last'' thing he wants to do is give them motivation to [[OffWithHisHead introduce their swords to his soft, supple neck]].
17th Aug '17 11:53:28 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry (while not a full-blown Kung Fu Wizard) ''does'' take occasional lessons from Murphy. This combined with his great height (and thus reach), sprinter's build, long staff and willingness to fight dirty makes him pretty badass with what little martial art he knows. Not to mention the .38 Special under that duster of his.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry (while not a full-blown Kung Fu Wizard) ''does'' take occasional lessons from his BadAss police officer friend Karrin Murphy. This combined with his great height (and thus reach), sprinter's build, long staff and willingness to fight dirty makes him pretty badass with what little martial art he knows. Not to mention the .38 Special under that duster of his. Of course, he has a very good reason for doing this: The White Council's laws prohibit killing {{Muggles}} with magic, and Harry's already on thin ice with them[[note]]He killed his EvilMentor when he was a teenager; the fact that it was self-defense and one of the senior wizards taking responsibility for him are the only things that kept them from executing him on the spot[[/note]], so understandably the ''last'' thing he wants to do is give them motivation to [[OffWithHisHead introduce their swords to his soft, supple neck]].
7th Aug '17 11:28:10 PM balr0g
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->''Man, the yahoos I scrap with never seem to anticipate [being punched in the face]. They all assume that what with me being a wizard and all, I'm going to stand back and chuck [[ShoutOut Magic Missiles]] at them or something, then scream and run away the second they get close enough to let me see the whites of their eyes''.\\

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->''Man, the yahoos I scrap with never seem to anticipate [being punched in the face]. They all assume that what with me being a wizard and all, I'm going to stand back and chuck [[ShoutOut [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Magic Missiles]] at them or something, then scream and run away the second they get close enough to let me see the whites of their eyes''.\\
31st Jul '17 4:09:43 PM jameygamer
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' incarnation of ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo's'' Jei the black wolf is a very talented sorcerer that hypnotizes the Turtles to try to kill Miyamoto Usagi for him. He's also very capable of fighting Usagi in physical combat himself, and in a dream, faces Leo and owns his shell.
31st Jul '17 6:46:38 AM DarkHunter
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** Thane, while lacking Jack's raw power, also combines hand-to-hand and biotics to lethal effect. His Shadow Broker dossier details examples of this technique, such as his standard method for neutralizing Asari targets.

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** Thane, while lacking Jack's raw power, also combines hand-to-hand and biotics to lethal effect. His Shadow Broker dossier details examples of this technique, such as his standard method for neutralizing Asari targets.asari targets. Said dossier also reveals that he's capable of killing ''krogan'' in hand-to-hand combat, though all things considered he thinks it's easier to just use a bomb against them.
14th Jul '17 12:55:58 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry is being trained to be one of these. So are, as it happens, Hermione, Ron and quite a large amount of the Hogwarts student body, by [[BadassGrandpa Sean]] [[MakeMeWannaShout Cassidy]], though Harry is a couple of steps ahead, since he's also being taught touches of everything from basic brawling to Krav Maga to Pankration by Clint, Steve, Natasha and [[spoiler: Diana, in exchange for some of the tricks he's learned on Earth]] on much the same rationale as the above example, as Cassidy explicitly points out that without his powers, he's physically as vulnerable as anyone else. Wizards are usually even worse off, since they're much easier to disarm if you get in close.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry is being trained to be one of these. So are, as it happens, Hermione, Ron and quite a large amount of the Hogwarts student body, by [[BadassGrandpa Sean]] [[MakeMeWannaShout Cassidy]], though Harry is a couple of steps ahead, since he's also being taught touches of everything from basic brawling to Krav Maga to Pankration by Clint, Steve, Natasha and [[spoiler: Diana, [[spoiler:Diana, in exchange for some of the tricks he's learned on Earth]] on much the same rationale as the above example, as Cassidy explicitly points out that without his powers, he's physically as vulnerable as anyone else. Wizards are usually even worse off, since they're much easier to disarm if you get in close.



* This is something close to the default setting for magic users in ''Literature/TheBlackCompany.'' The setting is home to very few {{Squishy Wizard}}s, with magic making its users MadeOfIron by default (it is explicitly stated that the only way to be sure a mage is dead is to burn the body and scatter the ashes over a wide area. One villain even lays waste to half a continent despite being reduced to a severed head). That said, most of the characters shown in the books fall a little short of this trope. The straight examples are The Lady, whose martial prowess is significant enough [[spoiler: that she can get by on it alone after she's depowered at the end of the third book]], The Limper, and OneSceneWonder Bonegnasher, an eight foot tall pile of muscle who also knows enough magic for The Dominator to consider him one of the ten most powerful wizards in the world and enslave him.
* Just about everyone in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' with any kind of martial ability would qualify. All humans in the setting [[spoiler: well, eventually]] have command of at least one "fury," an elemental spirit with a portfolio of powers that can be drawn upon. The more powerful furycrafters form the upper echelons of Aleran society. Metalcraft in particular lends itself to this trope, with its primary application in combat being to make swords impossibly sharp and armor supernaturally tough. This trope is best demonstrated by the High Lords, whose command over a majority of the elements gives them wizard-like powers, while their metalcraft also makes them supernatural swordsmen.

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* This is something close to the default setting for magic users in ''Literature/TheBlackCompany.'' The setting is home to very few {{Squishy Wizard}}s, with magic making its users MadeOfIron by default (it is explicitly stated that the only way to be sure a mage is dead is to burn the body and scatter the ashes over a wide area. One villain even lays waste to half a continent despite being reduced to a severed head). That said, most of the characters shown in the books fall a little short of this trope. The straight examples are The Lady, whose martial prowess is significant enough [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that she can get by on it alone after she's depowered at the end of the third book]], The Limper, and OneSceneWonder Bonegnasher, an eight foot tall pile of muscle who also knows enough magic for The Dominator to consider him one of the ten most powerful wizards in the world and enslave him.
* Just about everyone in ''Literature/CodexAlera'' with any kind of martial ability would qualify. All humans in the setting [[spoiler: well, [[spoiler:well, eventually]] have command of at least one "fury," an elemental spirit with a portfolio of powers that can be drawn upon. The more powerful furycrafters form the upper echelons of Aleran society. Metalcraft in particular lends itself to this trope, with its primary application in combat being to make swords impossibly sharp and armor supernaturally tough. This trope is best demonstrated by the High Lords, whose command over a majority of the elements gives them wizard-like powers, while their metalcraft also makes them supernatural swordsmen.
3rd Jul '17 5:12:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Film/DoctorStrange'': The sorcerers use martial arts in addition to their magical abilities.

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* Film/DoctorStrange'': ''Film/DoctorStrange'': The sorcerers use martial arts in addition to their magical abilities.
3rd Jul '17 5:12:03 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Film/DoctorStrange'': The sorcerers use martial arts in addition to their magical abilities.
11th Apr '17 5:36:33 PM nombretomado
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* An example of a CombatMedic meets the KungFuMagic are the monks and master monks in the VideoGame/{{Shining}} franchise. ''ShiningForce'' gives us Gong, a monk who knows how to cast healing spells and can stand his own in combat. Then in ''Shining Force 2'', monks can be made even more powerful to near GameBreaker levels. Sarah and Karna gain the Blast spell, so they can not only sends someone packing with their fists but can also inflict a little magic damage. The {{Remake}} of ''ShiningForce'' also allows Gong to attack with a wave of energy.

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* An example of a CombatMedic meets the KungFuMagic are the monks and master monks in the VideoGame/{{Shining}} Franchise/{{Shining|Series}} franchise. ''ShiningForce'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' gives us Gong, a monk who knows how to cast healing spells and can stand his own in combat. Then in ''Shining Force 2'', ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'', monks can be made even more powerful to near GameBreaker levels. Sarah and Karna gain the Blast spell, so they can not only sends someone packing with their fists but can also inflict a little magic damage. The {{Remake}} of ''ShiningForce'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' also allows Gong to attack with a wave of energy.
17th Mar '17 6:50:31 PM nombretomado
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* The very nature of combat in the {{Nasuverse}} demands that you have to be this trope if you want ''any'' of your hard-learned spells to hit ''anything.'' Tohsaka Rin of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and Kokuto Azaka of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' are equal parts deadly as magicians ''and'' warriors in their respective universes.

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* The very nature of combat in the {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} demands that you have to be this trope if you want ''any'' of your hard-learned spells to hit ''anything.'' Tohsaka Rin of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and Kokuto Azaka of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' are equal parts deadly as magicians ''and'' warriors in their respective universes.
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