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18th Feb '18 7:14:26 PM KBABZ
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** The [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha]] is Goku's go-to attack.
** The Kamehameha was originally ''Master Roshi's'' signature move. He invented the thing and made it world-famous.
** Goku also has a signature FinishingMove in the Spirit Bomb, a technique learned from King Kai which allows him to draw energy from living beings and concentrate it into a powerful bomb.

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** The [[KamehameHadoken Kamehameha]] is Goku's go-to attack.
attack when not using melee attacks. Unlike the signature attacks of the other characters, he's used it in a wide variety of ways, including [[NotQuiteFlight from his feet]], a single arm to provide a megaton punch, and with Instant Transmission to shoot it at point-blank range.
** The Kamehameha was originally ''Master Roshi's'' signature move. He invented move, being the thing original inventor and made it world-famous.
the reason it's world-famous (when posing as Jackie Chun, he has to make excuses on why he knows it).
** Goku also has a signature FinishingMove in the Genki Dama, or Spirit Bomb, a technique learned from King Kai which allows him to draw energy from living beings and concentrate it into a powerful bomb.sphere. It's main advantage is that its energy is not dependent on the wielder, allowing it to be used as a DesperationAttack.
** Yamcha is introduced with his Rōgafūfūken ("Wolf Fang Fist"), but when what is essentially just a series of punches and kicks starts to lack a certain flair, he develops Sōkidan (the "Spirit Ball"), a ball of ''chi'' that he can manipulate at high speed. [[ButtMonkey Not that it helps.]]



** Gohan's answer to the Kamehameha is his ''Masenko'', which functions similarly but is fired by crossing his hands, palms out, above his forehead rather than in the familiar "fireball" motion. He learned it from Piccolo during his year of training in preparation for the Saiyan invasion.

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** Gohan's answer Tenshinhan's Kikouhou ("Tri-Beam") is a DangerousForbiddenTechnique that [[CastFromHitPoints saps the user's life energy]] and carries a significant risk of killing him with each use. [[InformedFlaw Supposedly.]] The Taiyouken / Solar Flare light-blinding technique is also heavily associated with him, to the Kamehameha is his ''Masenko'', which functions similarly but is fired by crossing his hands, palms out, above his forehead rather than point that Goku mentally apologizes to him before using it on the Saiyans.
** Tien's buddy Chiaotzu had a telepathic technique that caused severe stomach pains and cramps
in the familiar "fireball" motion. He learned it from Piccolo during his year of training in preparation for opponent. Both were also the Saiyan invasion. first users of Bukujitsu, or flight, [[EveryonesASuper something which would become common later in the series]].



** Gohan's answer to the Kamehameha is his ''Masenko'', which functions similarly but is fired by crossing his hands, palms out, above his forehead rather than in the familiar "fireball" motion. He learned it from Piccolo during his year of training in preparation for the Saiyan invasion, hence the Ma in the name, to mean devil.
** Nappa's ultimate move is firing a ki blast from his mouth.



** Tenshinhan's Kikouhou ("Tri-Beam") is a DangerousForbiddenTechnique that [[CastFromHitPoints saps the user's life energy]] and carries a significant risk of killing him with each use. [[InformedFlaw Supposedly.]] The Taiyouken / Solar Flare light-blinding technique is also heavily associated with him, to the point that Goku mentally apologizes to him before using it on the Saiyans.
** Yamcha is introduced with his Rōgafūfūken ("Wolf Fang Fist"), but when what is essentially just a series of punches and kicks starts to lack a certain flair, he develops Sōkidan (the "Spirit Ball"), a ball of ''chi'' that he can manipulate at high speed. [[ButtMonkey Not that it helps.]]
** Future Trunks is interesting here. He has a very visually distinct SignatureMove, but as he generally doesn't call his attacks, it's only named in the video games-- Burning Attack.

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** Tenshinhan's Kikouhou ("Tri-Beam") is a DangerousForbiddenTechnique The Ginyu Force has some for each member:
*** Captain Ginyu had his body change ability
that [[CastFromHitPoints saps the user's life energy]] and carries a significant risk of killing allowed him to swap bodies with each use. [[InformedFlaw Supposedly.]] The Taiyouken / Solar Flare light-blinding technique is another, even injuring his own body to hinder his opponent post-switch. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He eventually gets switched into a space frog]].
*** Jeice used the Crusher Ball, a big energy ball thrown like a dodge ball. He
also heavily associated used Red Magma that combined with him, Burter's Blue Hurricane to make the point Purple Comet Hurricane.
*** Lastly, Guldo used the Time Freeze
that Goku mentally apologizes to him before using froze time for everything except himself, [[WeaksauceWeakness although it was dependent on the Saiyans.
** Yamcha is introduced with
how long he could hold his Rōgafūfūken ("Wolf Fang Fist"), but when what is essentially just a series of punches and kicks starts to lack a certain flair, he develops Sōkidan (the "Spirit Ball"), a ball of ''chi'' that he can manipulate at high speed. [[ButtMonkey Not that it helps.]]
** Future Trunks is interesting here. He has a very visually distinct SignatureMove, but as he generally doesn't call his attacks, it's only named in the video games-- Burning Attack.
breath for]].



** Future Trunks is interesting here. He has a very visually distinct SignatureMove, but as he generally doesn't call his attacks, it's only named in the video games-- Burning Attack.
** Cell signature move is the fact that he takes the signature movess of his several genetic sources, most notably Goku's Kamehameha.
** [[FakeUltimateHero Mr. Satan's]] is the Megaton Punch, basically just an extremely hard punch. It'd be an impressive move if his abilities weren't stuck in the league of the second arc of the series.



** Because neither Goten nor Kid Trunks truly had a signature move, Gotenks goes and makes one up: The Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack. With this, he creates a series of flying, autonomous, ''intelligent'' doppelgangers that seek out a target and explode violently on contact. Though there are some kinks with it... for starters, they argue amongst themselves and with their masters, and sometimes forget that they explode with a touch.



** Cell takes the signature attacks of several of his genetic sources, most notably Goku's Kamehameha.
** Because neither Goten nor Kid Trunks truly had a signature move, Gotenks goes and makes one up: The Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack. With this, he creates a series of flying, autonomous, ''intelligent'' doppelgangers that seek out a target and explode violently on contact. Though there are some kinks with it... for starters, they argue amongst themselves and with their masters, and sometimes forget that they explode with a touch.
17th Feb '18 9:10:21 PM HenryWong122
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* In Digimon, Agumon has Pepper Breath, Gabumon has Blue Blaster, ect. In fact, almost all digimon have one Signature Move and one Special move, like Beelzemon's Darkness Claw and Double Impact.
14th Feb '18 3:14:57 PM 1810072342
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** Nasus' [[EvolvingAttack SiphoningStrike]].

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** Nasus' [[EvolvingAttack [[IncreasinglyLethalAttack SiphoningStrike]].



** Urgot's [[MacrossMissileMassacre Acid Hunter]].


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** Zoe's [[SituationalDamageAttack Paddle Star]].
13th Feb '18 7:47:16 AM WillyFourEyes
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** Dhalsim's [[BreathWeapon Yoga Fire and Yoga Flame]].



** Pretty much anything Ivy does counts, simply because she has a unique weapon and is pretty distracting as a fighter. If anything, her "Summon Suffering" may be Ivy's single one, because it's hard to pull off and, let's face it, looks awesome.

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** Pretty much anything Ivy does counts, simply because she has a [[WhipSword unique weapon weapon]] and is pretty distracting as a fighter. If anything, her "Summon Suffering" may be Ivy's single one, because it's hard to pull off and, let's face it, looks awesome.



** Marduk's Double Leg Takedown, which King (above) decided to copy in his Tekken 7 ending as a tribute to him.

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** Marduk's Double Leg Takedown, which King (above) decided to copy in his Tekken 7 ''Tekken 7'' ending as a tribute to him.



* ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series gives us Cyclops' Optic Blast (and "BEHOLD! Optic Blast!"), Wolverine's Berserker Barrage (and its Hyper Combo version), Captain America's Shield Slash and Charging Star, Iron Man's Unibeam and Proton Cannon, Hulk's Gamma Crush and Gamma Wave/Tsunami, Spider-Man's Web Swing, Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave, Storm's Hailstorm, Sentinel's (Hyper) Sentinel Force and his normal mouth laser attack, Captain Commando's "CAPTAIN CORRIDOR", Mega Man's Hyper Adapter, Strider Hiryu's Gram, Vajra and Ouroboros (the latter not so much in the third game), and Cable's (Hyper) Viper Beam. The third game gives more: Wolverine's DivingKick, Dante's air S move (his Helm Breaker), Doom's Foot Dive and Hidden Missiles, Morrigan's Soul Fist and [[DoppelgangerAttack Astral Vision]], Zero's Raikousen and Sougenmu, Deadpool's Happy-Happy Trigger and [[BreakingTheFourthWall 4th Wall Crisis]], Super-Skrull's Tenderizer and "INFERNOOOOOO!!", Amaterasu's Okami Shuffle, Dormammu's Power of the Creator/Destructor ("Power of the Power of the Power of the Power..."), MODOK's Analyze Cube and (Hyper) Psionic Blaster, Spencer's Bionic Lancer ("Bionic... AAAAAAARRRRM!!"), Phoenix's Dark Phoenix, Taskmaster's Legion Arrow, Akuma's Tatsumaki Zankukyaku, Phoenix Wright's "Objection!", his "blue finger" move in [[SuperMode Turnabout Mode]], and his strongest LimitBreak [[TitleDrop Ace Attorney]], Frank West's Survival Techniques hyper, Vergil's Spiral Swords hyper and Nemesis' Biohazard Rush hyper.

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* ''Videogame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series gives us Cyclops' Optic Blast (and "BEHOLD! Optic Blast!"), Wolverine's Berserker Barrage (and its Hyper Combo version), Captain America's Shield Slash and Charging Star, Iron Man's Unibeam and Proton Cannon, Hulk's Gamma Crush and Gamma Wave/Tsunami, Spider-Man's Web Swing, Magneto's Magnetic Shockwave, Storm's Hailstorm, Sentinel's (Hyper) Sentinel Force and his normal mouth laser attack, Captain Commando's "CAPTAIN CORRIDOR", Mega Man's Hyper Adapter, Strider Hiryu's Gram, Vajra and Ouroboros (the latter not so much in the third game), ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 MvC3]]''), and Cable's (Hyper) Viper Beam. The third game gives more: Wolverine's DivingKick, Dante's air S move (his Helm Breaker), Doom's Foot Dive and Hidden Missiles, Morrigan's Soul Fist and [[DoppelgangerAttack Astral Vision]], Zero's Raikousen and Sougenmu, Deadpool's Happy-Happy Trigger and [[BreakingTheFourthWall 4th Wall Crisis]], Super-Skrull's Tenderizer and "INFERNOOOOOO!!", Amaterasu's Okami Shuffle, Dormammu's Power of the Creator/Destructor ("Power of the Power of the Power of the Power..."), MODOK's Analyze Cube and (Hyper) Psionic Blaster, Spencer's Bionic Lancer ("Bionic... AAAAAAARRRRM!!"), Phoenix's Dark Phoenix, Taskmaster's Legion Arrow, Akuma's Tatsumaki Zankukyaku, Phoenix Wright's "Objection!", his "blue finger" move in [[SuperMode Turnabout Mode]], and his strongest LimitBreak [[TitleDrop Ace Attorney]], Frank West's Survival Techniques hyper, Vergil's Spiral Swords hyper and Nemesis' Biohazard Rush hyper.
6th Feb '18 4:04:23 PM MajinAkuma
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** Black and Zamasu have their Shin Retsuzan (God Split Cut) as their signature attack, forging blades made out of ki on their hands.

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** Black and Zamasu have their Shin Retsuzan (God Split Cut) as their signature attack, forging blades made out of ki on their hands. The Shin Retsuzan serves as the basis for more advance techniques.
6th Feb '18 4:01:21 PM MajinAkuma
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** Black and Zamasu have their Shin Retsuzan (God Split Cut) as their signature attack, forging blades made out of ki on their hands.
6th Feb '18 3:58:16 PM MajinAkuma
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* Several characters in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' have signature cards, obviously it's pretty much always the most powerful card in their deck, but some of the more prominent characters get what can be called "Signature Combos"; Yugi likes to hide his Dark Magician inside the Magical Hats to protect it from stonger monsters (and sometimes throws in the Spellbinding Circle to catch enemy monsters who attack the wrong hat), Joey uses Time Wizard to age his Baby Dragon until it [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]], and Kaiba has what amounts to "play as many dragons as possible as fast as possible" and deck destruction combos.

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* Several characters in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' have signature cards, obviously it's pretty much always the most powerful card in their deck, but some of the more prominent characters get what can be called "Signature Combos"; Yugi likes to hide his Dark Magician inside the Magical Hats to protect it from stonger monsters (and sometimes throws in the Spellbinding Circle to catch enemy monsters who attack the wrong hat), Joey Jonouchi uses Time Wizard to age his Baby Dragon until it [[TookALevelInBadass Takes A Level In Badass]], and Kaiba has what amounts to "play as many dragons as possible as fast as possible" and deck destruction combos.



* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' has Ralf's "Vulcan Punch" and Clark's "Super Argentine Backbreaker", amongst other moves. From the protagonists, Kyo has his [[{{Shoryuken}} Oni Yaki]], Orochinagi DM, and later his chain-punch specials, Benimaru has Raijinken (electric straight punch) and its stronger version Raikouken, and Daimon has Tenchi Gaeshi[[note]]where he slams the opponent to the ground, then throws them to the air[[/note]] and its stronger version [[MetronomicManMashing Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi]].

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* ''VideoGame/KingOfFighters'' has Ralf's "Vulcan Punch" and Clark's "Super Argentine Backbreaker", amongst other moves. From the protagonists, Kyo has his [[{{Shoryuken}} Oni Yaki]], Orochinagi DM, and later his chain-punch specials, Benimaru has Raijinken (electric straight punch) and its stronger version Raikouken, and Daimon has Tenchi Gaeshi[[note]]where he slams the opponent to the ground, then throws them to the air[[/note]] and its stronger version [[MetronomicManMashing Jigoku Gokuraku Otoshi]]. Rugal is infamous for his Genocide Cutter.
6th Feb '18 3:16:41 PM Game_Fan
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* In FullmetalAlchemist while it isn't a "move" so to speak Scar frequently destroys the ground beneath him when facing an opponent who has him outmatched. It becomes so well known that soldiers sent after him are actually told to expect it.
26th Jan '18 8:10:00 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!" from the Creator/{{Netflix}} animated ''Literature/LlamaLlama'', Llama Llama's grandpa tells him that scooter racing is "all about confidence... and a signature move." He calls his the "Llama Drift," a slick spinning turn which he demonstrates to Llama confidently even with it having been 62 years since he himself was a scooter champion.
26th Jan '18 12:19:40 AM superkeijikun
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** Goku also has a signature FinishingAttack in the Spirit Bomb, a technique learned from King Kai which allows him to draw energy from living beings and concentrate it into a powerful bomb.

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** Goku also has a signature FinishingAttack FinishingMove in the Spirit Bomb, a technique learned from King Kai which allows him to draw energy from living beings and concentrate it into a powerful bomb.
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