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25th Mar '18 10:29:40 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'': The sorcerers use martial arts in addition to their magical abilities.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'': ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'': The sorcerers use martial arts in addition to their magical abilities.
21st Feb '18 7:26:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* When she doesn't have a gun on hand, [[AxCrazy Jack's]] preferred mode of combat in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is to deliver biotic charges by punching people.
** 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. 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.
** Vanguard Shepard definitely qualifies in the third game with their heavy melee attack, which is a very Thane-esque biotic punch. With the right armors and talent build, it can even OneHitKill unprotected {{Mook}}s.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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When she doesn't have a gun on hand, [[AxCrazy Jack's]] preferred mode of combat in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is to deliver biotic charges by punching people.
** Thane, while lacking Jack's raw power, also combines hand-to-hand and biotics to lethal effect. His Shadow Broker dossier in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' details examples of this technique, such as his standard method for neutralizing 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.
** Vanguard Shepard definitely qualifies in the third game ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' with their heavy melee attack, which is a very Thane-esque biotic punch. With the right armors and talent build, it can even OneHitKill unprotected {{Mook}}s.
19th Feb '18 2:02:06 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': In ''Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is a literally Kung Fu Wizard, while ''Eternal Punishment''[='s=] Ulala Serizawa is very much a boxer.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': In ''Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is a literally literal Kung Fu Wizard, while ''Eternal Punishment''[='s=] Ulala Serizawa is very much a boxer.
19th Feb '18 2:01:40 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': Most Persona-users would qualify as {{Magic Knight}}s, but there's always one party member in each game who prefers using their fists or feet instead of a weapon (that said, you can equip them with special gloves, boots, etc.):
** The original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' has Reiji Kido, whose melee weapon is listed simply as "Fists".
** ''VideoGame/Persona2'': In ''Innocent Sin'', Lisa Silverman is a literally Kung Fu Wizard, while ''Eternal Punishment''[='s=] Ulala Serizawa is very much a boxer.
** ''VideoGame/Persona3''[='s=] Akihiko Sanada is the captain of the school boxing team, and puts those skills to good use in battle.
** Chie Satonaka of ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is another literal example; she's obsessed with kung fu and her sole non-Persona-based method of attack is kicking things.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Makoto Niijima is a rather brutal fistfighter.
16th Feb '18 1:04:20 PM LordXavius
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* In ''Film/YamatoTakeru'', Oto Tachibana is a [[WarriorMonk martially adept priestess of Amaterasu]] whose devotion to the goddess gives her the ability to [[PlayingWithFire shoot fireballs]].
30th Jan '18 5:17:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* Several of the classes in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' could qualify for this. While some are purer {{Squishy Wizard}}s, there are others: Shamans that enchant their mace with fire and then punch you in the face with it, Paladins who blast things with holy power while chopping them up with swords, et cetera.

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* Several of the classes in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' could qualify for this. While some are purer {{Squishy Wizard}}s, there are others: Shamans that enchant their mace with fire and then punch you in the face with it, Paladins who blast things with holy power while chopping them up with swords, et cetera.
24th Dec '17 12:14:39 PM nombretomado
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* Xavier Pendragon from EternalChampions might count as one, since he uses a combination of Hapkido Cane and alchemy in his fighting style.

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* Xavier Pendragon from EternalChampions ''VideoGame/EternalChampions'' might count as one, since he uses a combination of Hapkido Cane and alchemy in his fighting style.
17th Dec '17 11:30:13 AM DustSnitch
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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 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 Sean 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 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.
15th Nov '17 6:30:46 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Given the series' martial arts roots, ''MortalKombat'''s most powerful sorcerers, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, are more than capable of kicking your ass with or without their magic.

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* Given the series' martial arts roots, ''MortalKombat'''s ''Franchise/MortalKombat'''s most powerful sorcerers, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, are more than capable of kicking your ass with or without their magic.
2nd Oct '17 8:22:41 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** And then, of course, there's Harry Dresden, whose canon counterpart provides the page quote and in a flashback, at the age of 20, beat Joe Chill to a pulp. Yes, ''that'' [[{{ComicBook/Batman}} Joe Chill.]]
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