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14th Jan '18 2:18:18 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Generally speaking, pretty much Goku's entire arsenal of techniques are derivatives or personal takes on techniques used by his friends and enemies over the years. The only unique moves he has come up with/used are the Kaio-Ken (technically invented by King Kai, but Goku is the only person to have ever successfully used it), the Meteor Crash, and the NonSerialMovie /GT exclusive Dragon Fist.
7th Jan '18 10:14:03 PM ultimomant
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** Valor Form: Reflects Goofy's all-physical, up-close-and-personal fighting style
** Wisdom Form: Reflects Donald's all-magic, distance-oriented fighting style
** Master Form: Reflects Mickey's fighting style, using physical, magical, up-close, and distance attacks
** Final Form: Reflects [[spoiler:Roxas's]] fighting style, using lightning-fast attacks and both Keyblade and [[spoiler:Nobody-style]] attacks

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** Valor Form: Reflects Goofy's all-physical, up-close-and-personal fighting style
style.
** Wisdom Form: Reflects Donald's all-magic, distance-oriented fighting style
style.
** Master Form: Reflects Mickey's fighting style, using physical, magical, up-close, and distance attacks
attacks.
** Final Form: Reflects [[spoiler:Roxas's]] fighting style, using lightning-fast attacks and both Keyblade and [[spoiler:Nobody-style]] attacksattacks.


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* In ''VideoGame/FateExtra'' and ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Servants with the Imperial Privilege ability can temporarily copy the skills of others. The only limitations are that they have to sincerely believe that they can perform it (Nero can't copy someone's cooking skills because she's never learned how to cook).
5th Jan '18 8:48:57 AM Ninamarie124
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4th Jan '18 6:42:38 AM MarqFJA
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* The version of [=AMAZO=] from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is a master of this. By the end, he's got [[WingedHumanoid wings]] and a [[DropTheHammer mace]], reflecting bracers, a GreenLanternRing, SuperSpeed and EyeBeams. The only way to stop him was to ''give'' him another power: {{telepathy}}, so that he could learn that he was being manipulated by a bad guy. [[VictoryIsBoring He eventually got bored with his "opponents"]], and decided [[BlackAndWhiteMorality their conflicts]] were now beneath him (as the android doesn't just copy powers, ''[[AdaptiveAbility it evolves]]''), and headed off into space in search of meaning. When it returned, Amazo was basically a [[PhysicalGod God]]. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor later wanted to make himself an android body to gain Godhood using the same blueprints as Amazo.]]

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* The version of [=AMAZO=] from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is a master of this. By the end, he's got [[WingedHumanoid wings]] and a [[DropTheHammer mace]], reflecting bracers, a GreenLanternRing, SuperSpeed and EyeBeams. The only way to stop him was to ''give'' him another power: {{telepathy}}, so that he could learn that he was being manipulated by a bad guy. [[VictoryIsBoring He eventually got bored with his "opponents"]], and decided [[BlackAndWhiteMorality their conflicts]] were now beneath [[AboveGoodAndEvil beneath]] him (as the android doesn't just copy powers, ''[[AdaptiveAbility it evolves]]''), and headed off into space in search of meaning. When it returned, Amazo was basically a [[PhysicalGod God]]. [[spoiler: Lex Luthor later wanted to make himself an android body to gain Godhood using the same blueprints as Amazo.]]
29th Dec '17 8:14:46 AM QwerpOverflow
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Ordinarily, learning a new technique requires an instructor and long days of practice. However, some characters have the power to learn techniques just by watching someone else perform the technique a few times. Given the setting, this can even extend to [[FunctionalMagic magic spells]], [[StockSuperPowers super powers]].

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Ordinarily, learning a new technique requires an instructor and long days of practice. However, some characters have the power to learn techniques just by watching someone else perform the technique them a few times. Given the setting, this can even extend to [[FunctionalMagic magic spells]], [[StockSuperPowers super powers]].
14th Dec '17 7:56:27 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* The ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series' initial heroine Spirit (real name: Hikari Horaki) -- whose superhero identity, unlike most of the others, is not based on a DC or Marvel character but rather an original idea created by Mike313 -- has the ability to absorb angel DNA to acquire their powers in addition to her FlyingBrick and [[HealingFactor regenerative]] abilities. However, unusually for this trope, Hikari does not make use of this power much aside from her initial acquisition of Sachiel's ability to fire cross shaped energy blasts, which she has in every appearance as one of her trademark attacks (which is a lot; Spirit is probably the series' most frequent guest hero, appearing in multiple stories, by all 3 authors). Which means she's somewhat lacking in power compared to [[spoiler:Her evil counterpart, Rei III who has the power of many angels.]] She does, however, also take Bardiel's ability to take over Nerv weapons [[spoiler:which she uses to seal Rei III in bakelite]] in her title story, and in orionpax09's ''[[Fanfic/SOELilithsHerald Lilith's Herald]]'' (Rei as Marvel's Silver Surfer) Hikari accidentally takes Sahaquiel's ability to fire explosive projectiles of its own mass (in Spirit's case her feathers).

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* The ''Fanfic/SuperwomenOfEva'' series' initial heroine Spirit (real name: Hikari Horaki) -- whose superhero identity, unlike most of the others, is not based on a DC or Marvel character but rather an original idea created by Mike313 [=Mike313=] -- has the ability to absorb angel DNA to acquire their powers in addition to her FlyingBrick and [[HealingFactor regenerative]] abilities. However, unusually for this trope, Hikari does not make use of this power much aside from her initial acquisition of Sachiel's ability to fire cross shaped energy blasts, which she has in every appearance as one of her trademark attacks (which is a lot; Spirit is probably the series' most frequent guest hero, appearing in multiple stories, by all 3 authors). Which means she's somewhat lacking in power compared to [[spoiler:Her evil counterpart, Rei III who has the power of many angels.]] She does, however, also take Bardiel's ability to take over Nerv weapons [[spoiler:which she uses to seal Rei III in bakelite]] in her title story, and in orionpax09's ''[[Fanfic/SOELilithsHerald Lilith's Herald]]'' (Rei as Marvel's Silver Surfer) Hikari accidentally takes Sahaquiel's ability to fire explosive projectiles of its own mass (in Spirit's case her feathers).


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* ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': In the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'', averting this trope is one reason Luna and Celestia don’t want to send Spliced to Tartarus, regardless of her crimes; they’re afraid Tirek (who is imprisoned there) might do this to her and become immortal.
9th Dec '17 4:46:21 PM ThatGuyFromUAE
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* Tachimukai from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is able to copy Endou's Hisatsu Techniques just by watching him, on TV!

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* Tachimukai from ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' is able to copy Endou's Hisatsu Hissatsu Techniques just by watching him, on TV!
19th Nov '17 11:07:46 PM Ninja857142
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Kakashi Hatake and the Uchiha clan have an explicit ability to copy other ninjas' moves with their Sharingan. Kakashi is known to screw with his opponents' minds by subtly hypnotizing them into using techniques he already knows, making it look like he can copy their techniques before they even finish using them. The only limitation is that they have to be physically capable of using the moves they copy, meaning they can't copy moves based on bloodline traits or [[EldritchAbomination Tailed Beast]] abilities, but most anything else is fair game.
** Downplayed in that throughout the series so far Sasuke has only used the ability to imperfectly copy one Rock Lee's moves, Kakashi has only used moves that he copied from anonymous fighters before the series began and no other Uchiha has been seen copying moves at all. That said the Sharingan is a near StoryBreakerPower for other reasons down the line.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Kakashi Hatake and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Users of
the Uchiha clan Sharingan have an explicit ability to copy other ninjas' moves with their Sharingan.moves. Kakashi is known to screw with his opponents' minds by subtly hypnotizing them into using techniques he already knows, making it look like he can copy their techniques before they even finish using them. The only limitation is that they have to be physically capable of using the moves they copy, meaning they can't copy moves based on bloodline traits or [[EldritchAbomination Tailed Beast]] abilities, but most anything else is fair game.
** Downplayed in that throughout the series so far Sasuke has only used the ability to imperfectly copy one of Rock Lee's moves, Kakashi has only used moves that he copied from anonymous fighters before the series began began, and no other Uchiha has been seen copying moves at all. That said said, the Sharingan is a near StoryBreakerPower for other reasons down the line.line.
** In the spin-off series ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', Sarada Uchiha uses this ability much more liberally than her predecessors, mimicking the Shadow Clone technique from Boruto and several Lightning Release techniques from Buntan.
18th Nov '17 2:41:42 PM BattleMaster
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* The nudibranch, a type of mollusk sometimes called the "sea slug," feeds on jellyfish and other stinging sea creatures. It is capable of taking the "stinging" cells from the creatures it eats and incorporating them into its ''own'' body, sometimes becoming more deadly than the animals it preys on.

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* The nudibranch, a type of mollusk sometimes called the "sea slug," feeds on jellyfish and other stinging sea creatures. It is capable of taking the "stinging" cells from the creatures it eats and incorporating them into its ''own'' body, sometimes becoming more deadly than the animals it preys on. One species has taken this in a different direction and absorbs chlorophyll from the algae it eats that it then puts into its skin, making it the only photosynthetic animal known to exist.
18th Nov '17 2:31:29 PM BattleMaster
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* The Absorbing Man, a longtime opponent of ComicBook/TheMightyThor, is a villainous example. He can absorb the physical characteristics of anything he touches, whether inanimate substances like steel and concrete or even other people like ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules. This ability makes him a dangerous opponent, but it also means he often absorbs the weaknesses of whatever he's touched. Most of his defeats come from heroes who exploit this.

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* The Absorbing Man, a longtime opponent of ComicBook/TheMightyThor, is a villainous example. He can absorb the physical characteristics of anything he touches, whether inanimate substances like steel and concrete or even other people like ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules. This ability makes him a dangerous opponent, but it also means he often absorbs the weaknesses of whatever he's touched. He also doesn't have perfect control of his powers, so after a certain amount of time (it varies depending on his ability to concentrate) he'll automatically change into whatever new thing he's touching. Most of his defeats come from heroes who exploit this. one or both of these weaknesses. The only thing he doesn't change into is [[MagicPants his pants]].
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