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17th Aug '16 6:01:35 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur V]]'' newcomers Z.W.E.I. and Viola both command additional, supernatural abilities beyond their melee weapons (a sword for Z.W.E.I. and a steel talon for Viola). Z.W.E.I. can summon an ethereal wolf familiar called "E.I.N." during the fight and Viola is able to manipulate an orb of magical energy.
17th Aug '16 5:57:49 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 7'' features a man named "Claudio Serafino" who fights using an arcane artform known as "Sirius-styled Black Magic". His main gameplay gimmick is, with certain attacks, he can store magical energy in his right arm (the one covered by black wrappings) that allow him to cash in later to tack on an extra hit for some of his attacks (his [[DesperationAttack Rage Art]] also involves constructing a magical bow and arrow from his power and harpooning the foe). However, ''Tekken'' being as it is he is still predominantly a fist-to-fist martial artist.
7th Aug '16 6:35:59 PM nombretomado
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* Enlightened martial artists from ''{{Deadlands}}'' have the ability to tap into the energies of the Hunting Grounds, enabling them to leap tall buildings in a single bound and pluck bullets from the air, among other things.

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* Enlightened martial artists from ''{{Deadlands}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' have the ability to tap into the energies of the Hunting Grounds, enabling them to leap tall buildings in a single bound and pluck bullets from the air, among other things.
7th Aug '16 6:26:52 PM nombretomado
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* Several of the fighters in ''DeadFantasy'', but Tifa is definitely the best example.

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* Several of the fighters in ''DeadFantasy'', ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'', but Tifa is definitely the best example.
26th May '16 12:15:38 AM zequeins
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** Rarely, human Psykers proved to be a step above in mental discipline than the rest, and become Primaris Psykers. While Psykers are commonly subject to FantasticRacism from the Imperial Guards, Primaris are a whole different level, viewed with a mixture of awe and fear. Those who master the Maelstrom of Destruction path could not wield weapon while using their powers, but they won't need to as they can rip apart armors barehanded.
3rd May '16 7:38:38 PM TheCuza
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* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] prefers to rely on pure physical strength and his BreathWeapon the majority of the time, and leave the magic to his Magikoopas, but some games show he is also quite adept at using magic himself. Multiple games involve him stealing some kind of magical artifact, which he is able to [[InstantExpert wield like a pro immediately]].
12th Apr '16 11:31:00 AM thekeyofe
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*** A Swordsage who focuses on the disciplines of Desert Wind (fiery magical effects), Setting Sun (''aikido'' style trips, throws, and counters), and Shadow Hand (shadowy magical effects) would fit this trope.
*** The unarmed variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to gain unarmed attacks like a Monk. With the aforementioned disciplines of Desert Wind, Setting Sun, and Shadow Hand, it would fit either this trope or SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The arcane variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to use spells instead of maneuvers. It blurs the lines between this trope, MagicKnight, and SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The Jade Phoenix Mage prestige class lets a Crusader or Swordsage multiclass with an arcane spellcasting class more effectively. Combined with the aforementioned unarmed variant Swordsage, it would fit this trope to a T.

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*** A Swordsage who focuses on the disciplines of Desert Wind (fiery magical effects), Setting Sun (''aikido'' style (''aikido''-style trips, throws, and counters), and Shadow Hand (shadowy magical effects) would fit blurs the lines between this trope.
trope and MagicKnight.
*** The unarmed variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to gain unarmed attacks like a Monk. With the aforementioned disciplines of Desert Wind, Setting Sun, and Shadow Hand, it would fit either blurs the lines between this trope or and SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The arcane variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to use spells instead of maneuvers. It blurs the lines between mixes this trope, MagicKnight, trope with both MagicKnight and SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The Jade Phoenix Mage prestige class lets a Crusader or Swordsage multiclass with an arcane spellcasting class more effectively.easily. Combined with the aforementioned unarmed variant Swordsage, it would fit this trope to a T.
12th Apr '16 11:10:54 AM thekeyofe
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** The Tome of Battle supplement adds a few options which support this trope. The Arcane Swordsage blurs the lines between this trope and SupernaturalMartialArts.

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** The Tome of Battle supplement adds a few options which support this trope. The Arcane trope, most of which involve the Swordsage.
*** A
Swordsage who focuses on the disciplines of Desert Wind (fiery magical effects), Setting Sun (''aikido'' style trips, throws, and counters), and Shadow Hand (shadowy magical effects) would fit this trope.
*** The unarmed variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to gain unarmed attacks like a Monk. With the aforementioned disciplines of Desert Wind, Setting Sun, and Shadow Hand, it would fit either this trope or SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The arcane variant Swordsage gives up light armor proficiency to use spells instead of maneuvers. It
blurs the lines between this trope, MagicKnight, and SupernaturalMartialArts.
*** The Jade Phoenix Mage prestige class lets a Crusader or Swordsage multiclass with an arcane spellcasting class more effectively. Combined with the aforementioned unarmed variant Swordsage, it would fit this
trope and SupernaturalMartialArts.to a T.



** Prestige classes supporting this include Psionic Fist (monk/psionics), Enlightened Fist (monk/wizard users of ElementalPunch), Sacred Fist (monk/cleric) and Jade Phoenix Mage (swordsage/wizard specialising in fire). Anything which could be used to create a MagicKnight can also be applied to unarmed strikes.

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** Prestige classes supporting this include the aforementioned Jade Phoenix Mage (swordsage/wizard specializing in fire), as well as Psionic Fist (monk/psionics), Enlightened Fist (monk/wizard users of ElementalPunch), and Sacred Fist (monk/cleric) and Jade Phoenix Mage (swordsage/wizard specialising in fire).(monk/cleric). Anything which could be used to create a MagicKnight can also be applied to unarmed strikes.
1st Apr '16 12:12:18 PM SSJMagus
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* Luffy from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' has monstrous strength known around the world in addition to being made of rubber which his style of fighting quite heavily relies on. Admittedly he'd still be able to kick pretty much everybody's asses, except for a choice few, without his rubber powers.

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* Luffy from ''Franchise/OnePiece'' has monstrous strength known around the world in addition to being made of rubber which his style of fighting quite heavily relies on. Admittedly he'd still be able to kick pretty much everybody's asses, except for a choice few, without his rubber powers. He also eventually invents several different ways to manipulate his rubber powers into [[SuperMode granting temporary but massive boosts to his physical strength]].
28th Feb '16 10:11:02 PM FearlessSon
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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 SquishyWizards, 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.

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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 SquishyWizards, {{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.
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