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26th Apr '16 12:22:31 AM lorgskyegon
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** In a way, this trope is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] for Cap. He is at peak human ability for everything, which isn't possible in a stock human. A marathoner has a far different build and training style than a sprinter, for instance, yet Cap can do both.
27th Mar '16 2:37:35 PM mlsmithca
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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[GratuitousNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD in Geopolitics by 21.
** Her goal was to join the CIA and use her "powers" to [[CaptainPatriotic defend America]], however time spent in the company of various right wing terrorist groups ultimately lead to her [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard being denied the job on security grounds]]. Fortunately she got involved with a PrivateDetective and embarked on a [[UnintentionalBackupPlan new career]] as an International Private Investigator which only needed a new extra skills in the realm of using her [[MostCommonSuperPower female attributes]] [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful to help achieve her missions.]]

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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[GratuitousNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD [=PhD=] in Geopolitics by 21.
** Her goal was to join the CIA and use her "powers" to [[CaptainPatriotic defend America]], however time spent in the company of various right wing terrorist groups ultimately lead led to her [[HoistbyHisOwnPetard being denied the job on security grounds]]. Fortunately she got involved with a PrivateDetective and embarked on a [[UnintentionalBackupPlan new career]] as an International Private Investigator which only needed a new extra skills in the realm of using her [[MostCommonSuperPower female attributes]] [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful to help achieve her missions.]]
12th Mar '16 12:09:15 AM GrammarNavi
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* The SuperheroEpisode of ThisAmericanLife [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/178/superpowers featured the tale]] of a RealLife woman, Zora Colakovic, who at the age of 12 made a list of every skill she would need to become the Amazonian superheroine of her dreams and then set about [[{{Determinator}} checking off every item on that list]].

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* The SuperheroEpisode of ThisAmericanLife ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' [[http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/178/superpowers featured the tale]] of a RealLife woman, Zora Colakovic, who at the age of 12 made a list of every skill she would need to become the Amazonian superheroine of her dreams and then set about [[{{Determinator}} checking off every item on that list]].
16th Jan '16 6:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* This is the premise for the reality TV series, ''StanLee's Superhumans''; finding people in real life that can perform superhuman feats comparable to the characters in Stan Lee's comics.

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* This is the premise for the reality TV series, ''StanLee's ''Creator/StanLee's Superhumans''; finding people in real life that can perform superhuman feats comparable to the characters in Stan Lee's comics.
27th Nov '15 2:12:51 AM erforce
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* Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan to survive (as the player-controlled hero).

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* Master Chief from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is stated to be the "luckiest" of all the Spartans many times throughout the franchise. He is also the only known Spartan to survive (as the player-controlled hero).



* Jason Brody, the protagonist of ''FarCry3'', possesses an ample amount of these. With Skill being his primary asset. His official character profile refers to him as "naturally gifted", and it shows, because he catches on to the ways of the Rakyat and [[MightyWhitey becomes the finest warrior they have]]. By the end of the game, he becomes TheDreaded and gains the Infamy portion of the trope as well.

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* Jason Brody, the protagonist of ''FarCry3'', ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', possesses an ample amount of these. With Skill being his primary asset. His official character profile refers to him as "naturally gifted", and it shows, because he catches on to the ways of the Rakyat and [[MightyWhitey becomes the finest warrior they have]]. By the end of the game, he becomes TheDreaded and gains the Infamy portion of the trope as well.
10th Oct '15 1:57:14 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise, {{Nightwing}} as well, except he has the leadership part covered. In fact, that's arguably his ''greatest'' attribute, although it's hard to tell since he's good at ALL of them.

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** Likewise, {{Nightwing}} ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} as well, except he has the leadership part covered. In fact, that's arguably his ''greatest'' attribute, although it's hard to tell since he's good at ALL of them.
26th Sep '15 12:16:05 PM Berrenta
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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD in Geopolitics by 21.

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** List items included [[MartialArtsandCrafts martial arts]], [[MacGyvering electronics, chemistry]], [[WarriorPoet metaphysics]], [[AcePilot hang gliding, helicopter and airplane flying, parachuting]], [[ClimbingtheCliffsofInsanity mountain climbing]], survival, [[ImprovisedWeapon weaponry]], [[InstantIndexJustAddWater rafting, scuba diving]], [[ChekhovsSkill herbology]], [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR]], [[HealThyself first aid]], bodybuilding, archery, [[StuffBlowingUp demolitions and explosives]], hunting, [[HuntingtheMostDangerousGame human tracking]], major physical conditioning, [[HorseofaDifferentColor elephant and camel riding]], [[BadassDriver evasive driving and stunts]], use of [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja Throwing stars, compound bows and throwing knives]], [[LongList etc.]] She was also a TeenGenius, completing high school by age 15, college by 18, a Masters degree by 20 and all of her coursework for a PhD in Geopolitics by 21.
19th Feb '15 3:38:15 PM StFan
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* Originally, ''CaptainAmerica'' was supposed to have peak human speed and strength, though whether or not intelligence is included depended on the author. He has since gone onto superhuman territory, but this original Cap was not meant to be capable of anything more than a human could realistically do.
* Ozymandias from ''{{Watchmen}}'' emphasizes his SuperIntelligence, but actually possesses ''many'' of these powers, so much more than the other NonPoweredCostumedHero characters that he almost seems to have genuine superpowers. It's established, though, that all his abilities are mundane in origin, and the only true Super in the ''Watchmen'' universe is Dr Manhattan.

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* Originally, ''CaptainAmerica'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' was supposed to have peak human speed and strength, though whether or not intelligence is included depended on the author. He has since gone onto superhuman territory, but this original Cap was not meant to be capable of anything more than a human could realistically do.
* Ozymandias from ''{{Watchmen}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' emphasizes his SuperIntelligence, but actually possesses ''many'' of these powers, so much more than the other NonPoweredCostumedHero characters that he almost seems to have genuine superpowers. It's established, though, that all his abilities are mundane in origin, and the only true Super in the ''Watchmen'' universe is Dr Dr. Manhattan.



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24th Oct '14 5:53:05 PM MacAvity
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* Ozymandias from ''{{Watchmen}}'' emphasizes his SuperIntelligence, but actually possesses ''many'' of these powers, so much more than the other NonPoweredCostumedHero characters that he almost seems to have genuine superpowers. It's established, though, that all his abilities are mundane in origin, and the only true Super in the ''Watchmen'' universe is Dr Manhattan.
20th Aug '14 9:08:55 AM Iaculus
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* Physical Presence: Usually [[DeathGlare used to threaten]] rather than attack.

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* * [[TheDreaded Physical Presence: Presence]]: Usually [[DeathGlare used to threaten]] rather than attack.
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