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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.]]
2nd Oct '17 8:20:43 AM DarkPhoenix94
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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, Diana, in exchange for some of the tricks he's learned on Earth]] 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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** Doctor Strange is a little less obvious about it than his canon counterpart, but tends to pick his moments - such as shutting up freaking ''[[EldritchAbomination Chthon]]'' in the midst of his EvilGloating with a well-timed magic powered right hook that he remarks he learned in [[ComicBook/IronFist K'un L'un.]]
13th Sep '17 7:21:32 PM nombretomado
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* Similarly in SuperSmashBros, Ganondorf fights ''exclusively'' using his arms & legs in close-quarters combat, and is one of the game's heaviest hitters.

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* Similarly in SuperSmashBros, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', Ganondorf fights ''exclusively'' using his arms & legs in close-quarters combat, and is one of the game's heaviest hitters.
8th Sep '17 6:40:51 AM Sophronius
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* [[Fanfic/ScarsSamsara Scar's Samsara]] has all the magic-users being able to fight in melee as well, and especially Rafiki combines [[ElementalPowers elemental magic]] with kung fu skills to deadly effect.
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.
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