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** For Yoshi, it's the [[DoubleJump Flutter Jump]].

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** For Yoshi, it's the [[DoubleJump Flutter Jump]]. Egg Throwing is also a staple, but only in his own series.
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** Waluigi has his [[NotQuiteFlight Air Swimming]], although he only uses that one in the Tennis sub-series.



** The eponymous character has the [[SwordBeam Final Cutter]], introduced in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. Since then it has appeared in most of his games (except ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]''), as well as his Up+B attack in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.''

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** The Not counting the obvious inhaling ability, the eponymous character has the [[SwordBeam Final Cutter]], introduced in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. Since then it has appeared in most of his games (except ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]''), as well as his Up+B attack in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.''



* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts':

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts':''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'' According to WordOfGod, Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (Karyu no Tekken) is Natsu's signature move. (Insert Element)Dragon roar seems to be a signature move for all Dragon slayers though.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'' According to WordOfGod, Fire Dragon's Iron Fist (Karyu no Tekken) is Natsu's signature move. (Insert Element)Dragon roar Element) Dragon's Roar seems to be a signature move for all Dragon slayers though.
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** [[PlayingWithFire SailorMars]]: Fire Soul, ''Akuryo Taisan'' (exorcism for demons), Burning Mandala, Mars Flame Sniper

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** [[PlayingWithFire SailorMars]]: Sailor Mars]]: Fire Soul, ''Akuryo Taisan'' (exorcism for demons), Burning Mandala, Mars Flame Sniper
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** Magellan has his poison dragon "Hydra".
** Ivankov and his "Hell-Wink".
** Sir Crocodile has two: Desert Spada (a blade of sand) and Sables (a sand tornado).

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** Magellan has his poison "Hydra", a dragon "Hydra".
made of poison.
** Ivankov and his "Hell-Wink".
"Hell-Wink", a wink strong enough to deliver air blasts.
** Sir Crocodile has two: Desert Spada (a blade of sand) sand that travels through the ground) and Sables (a sand tornado).



** The Admirals have techniques based around their epithets (Blue Pheasant/Red Dog/Yellow Monkey), but they don't usually use them. While we see Aokiji (an ice bird-shaped projectile) and Akainu's (a magma dog-shaped punch/blast), we haven't seen Kizaru's (outside of a potential one in a noncanon game, a monkey head-shaped laser in this case).

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** The Admirals have techniques based around their epithets (Blue Pheasant/Red Dog/Yellow Monkey), but they don't usually use them. While we see Aokiji (an ice bird-shaped projectile) and Akainu's (a magma dog-shaped punch/blast), we haven't seen Kizaru's (outside of a potential one in a noncanon non-canon game, a monkey head-shaped laser in this case).
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** Sanji has a whole Signature ''Combo'' involving several kicks named after cuts of meat. The finisher, Mouton Shot (a kick in the midsection that sends the foe flying), tends to be the most notable part of it.
** Chopper has "Heavy Gong", a basic punch to the face done in his Human Form.



** Ace and his Fire-fist (Hiken). It's his epithet after all.
** Magellan has his poison dragon "Hydra"
** Ivankov and his "Hell-Wink"
** The Admirals usually don't use theirs, but it's the source of their epitet. While we see Aokiji and Akainu's, we haven't seen Kizaru's (outside of a potential one in a noncanon game.)

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** [[PsychoElectro Enel]] has "El Thor", a huge lightning blast [[DeathFromAbove raining down]] from the sky, which he uses to punish infidels.
** Ace and his Fire-fist (Hiken). It's Fire Fist (Hiken), a large fist-shaped fireball. He received his epithet after all.
it.
** Magellan has his poison dragon "Hydra"
"Hydra".
** Ivankov and his "Hell-Wink"
"Hell-Wink".
** Sir Crocodile has two: Desert Spada (a blade of sand) and Sables (a sand tornado).
** Donquixote Doflamingo has "Parasite", strings that attach into people, [[PeoplePuppets turning them into puppets]] that he can control.
** The Admirals usually have techniques based around their epithets (Blue Pheasant/Red Dog/Yellow Monkey), but they don't usually use theirs, but it's the source of their epitet. them. While we see Aokiji (an ice bird-shaped projectile) and Akainu's, Akainu's (a magma dog-shaped punch/blast), we haven't seen Kizaru's (outside of a potential one in a noncanon game.)game, a monkey head-shaped laser in this case).
18th Apr '16 11:28:37 AM finalsurvivor1
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** Every Fiend has a signature move in ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Nocturne]]'': Matador has [[SuperSpeed Red Capote]] and [[SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship Andalucia]], Daisojou has Preach and [[LifeDrain Meditation]], Hell Biker has [[WeaponizedExhaust Hell Exhaust and Hell Burner]], White Rider has [[BoomHeadshot God's Bow]], Red Rider has [[AxCrazy Terrorblade]], Black Rider has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Soul Divide]], Pale Rider has [[PlagueMaster Pestilence]], the Harlot has [[MightyRoar Beast Roar]] and Trumpeter has [[OneHitKO Evil Melody]] and [[HealThyself Holy Melody]]. Others examples are Skadi ([[DishingOutDirt Earthquake]]), Amaterasu ([[LightIsNotGood Godly Light]]), Dante (his entire moveset), Pazuzu ([[BlowYouAway Wet Wind]]) Kurama Tengu ([[LightEmUp Starlight]]), Mada ([[TheAlcoholic Intoxicate]]), Valkyrie ([[DareToBeBadass Soul Recruit]]), Mithra ([[WithUsOrAgainstUs Death Pact]]) and Dionysius ([[AlcoholHic Wine Party]]).

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** Every Fiend has a signature move in ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Nocturne]]'': Matador has [[SuperSpeed Red Capote]] and [[SliceAndDiceSwordsmanship Andalucia]], Daisojou has Preach and [[LifeDrain Meditation]], Hell Biker has [[WeaponizedExhaust Hell Exhaust and Hell Burner]], White Rider has [[BoomHeadshot God's Bow]], Red Rider has [[AxCrazy Terrorblade]], Black Rider has [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Soul Divide]], Pale Rider has [[PlagueMaster Pestilence]], the Harlot has [[MightyRoar Beast Roar]] and Trumpeter has [[OneHitKO Evil Melody]] and [[HealThyself Holy Melody]]. Some of these, such as Andalucia and all of the Riders' moves, were restored in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' after they were removed in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', and Meditation was renamed and given to all of the Fiends. Others examples are Skadi ([[DishingOutDirt Earthquake]]), Amaterasu ([[LightIsNotGood Godly Light]]), Dante (his entire moveset), Pazuzu ([[BlowYouAway Wet Wind]]) Kurama Tengu ([[LightEmUp Starlight]]), Mada ([[TheAlcoholic Intoxicate]]), Valkyrie ([[DareToBeBadass Soul Recruit]]), Mithra ([[WithUsOrAgainstUs Death Pact]]) and Dionysius ([[AlcoholHic Wine Party]]).
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* ''OnePiece'' has Luffy with...several attacks. While his most notable may be Gomu Gomu no Pistol and its variations, he's also used Gattling and Bazooka a fair amount.

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* ''OnePiece'' has Luffy with... several attacks. While his most notable may be Gomu Gomu no Pistol and its variations, he's he has also used Gattling and Bazooka a fair amount.amount.
** Zoro has the "Oni Giri", a three-way slashing attack. It's not his flashiest move, but it's definitely the one he uses the most.
** Nami has "Thunderbolt Tempo", where she creates a electrically-charged raincloud that releases lightning.
** Usopp has the "Fire Bird Star", a flaming bird-shaped projectile.
** Robin has her "Clutch" technique, which uses her summoned arms to bend an opponent backwards while breaking their spine.
** Franky has the "Coup de Vent", an air pressure cannon done with both arms. More recently, he has also gained the "Radical Beam", a laser also performed with both arms.
** Brook has the "Three-Verse Humming: Arrow-Notch Slash" (Hanauta Sancho: Yahazu Giri), a slash so quick that people literally don't see it coming (by the time they realize it, Brook is already sheathing his sword).
10th Apr '16 4:16:13 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the FinalBoss of the KillEmAll route has two: their powerful opening attack (which [[spoiler:is done before your first turn, by the way]]), and their final special attack, which consists of [[spoiler:doing nothing in hopes of boring you into a RageQuit.]]
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** Harry also has a reputation for producing Patronuses. (These are essentially anti-Dementor apparitions.) Dementors are Harry's worst fear, so it would make sense. Considering the effort he had to put into getting the spell to work at all, it's deserved. When he told a group of older wizards, likely in their 40s and older, he could produce a full body Patronous and not amorphous shield, they were shocked and impressed. It should be noted that Harry's Patronus is the same as his father's Patronus and Animagus form, a stag, which makes it even more significant.

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** Harry also has a reputation for producing Patronuses. (These These are essentially anti-Dementor apparitions.) apparitions. Dementors are Harry's worst fear, so it would make sense. Considering the effort he had to put into getting the spell to work at all, it's deserved. When he told a group of older wizards, likely in their 40s and older, he could produce a full body Patronous and not amorphous shield, they were shocked and impressed. It should be noted that Harry's Patronus is the same as his father's Patronus and Animagus form, a stag, which makes it even more significant.



** While certainly not the only wizard to use it in the series, it's hard to say that [[BigBad Lord Voldemort's]] signature move is anything other than ''Avada Kedavra''.
*** [[AgonyBeam Crucio]] is his other signature move, not to mention Bellatrix Lestrange's main one.

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** While certainly not the only wizard to use it in the series, it's hard to say that [[BigBad Lord Voldemort's]] signature move is anything other than ''Avada Kedavra''.
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Kedavra''. [[AgonyBeam Crucio]] is his other signature move, not to mention as is Bellatrix Lestrange's main one.



* Zero of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' has the Z-Saber combo, consisting of three (in ''X8'' it can be upgraded to five) slashes with his infamous LaserBlade. In the same series, Axl's [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Copy Shot]] could count as well.
** Even older than Zero's triple-slash combo was his [[GunsAkimbo dual-Z-Buster-then-]][[SwordBeam Sword-Beam]] combo from ''X2'', which made recurring appearances in ''X5'' and ''X6'', [[spoiler: along with ''Zero 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZX ZX]]'', if you count Omega]]. Curiously, you never ''quite'' have access to it when ''[[SecretAIMoves playing]]'' as Zero (the closest we ever got was ''X3'', and even that was just a Z-Saber slash, with no sword beam).
*** Not quite. The player can get access to the full move during ''X3'', but as X, rather than Zero. If you do the appropriate miniboss fight near the end of the game with Zero, the trashed remains of said miniboss battle will crash on top of him; X will arrive shortly after, and Zero will give his Z-Saber to him, essentially giving him the exact same combination after an additional charge level (charge lv4 = X-Buster blast No.1, X-Buster Blast No.2, Z-Saber slash with Saber Beam).

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* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
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Zero of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' has the Z-Saber combo, consisting of three (in ''X8'' it can be upgraded to five) slashes with his infamous LaserBlade. In the same series, Axl's [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Copy Shot]] could count as well.
** Even older than Zero's triple-slash combo was his [[GunsAkimbo dual-Z-Buster-then-]][[SwordBeam Sword-Beam]] combo from ''X2'', which made recurring appearances in ''X5'' and ''X6'', [[spoiler: along with ''Zero 3'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZX ZX]]'', if you count Omega]]. Curiously, you never ''quite'' have access to it when ''[[SecretAIMoves playing]]'' as Zero (the closest we ever got was ''X3'', and even that was just a Z-Saber slash, with no sword beam).
*** Not quite. The player can get access to the full move during ''X3'', but as X, rather than Zero. If you do the appropriate miniboss fight near the end of the game with Zero, the trashed remains of said miniboss battle will crash on top of him; X will arrive shortly after, and Zero will give his Z-Saber to him, essentially giving him the exact same combination after an additional charge level (charge lv4 = X-Buster blast No.1, X-Buster Blast No.2, Z-Saber slash with Saber Beam).
beam).



* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and his trademark [[SpinAttack Spin]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Dash]] and Homing Attack.
** In more recent games like ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', his "[[SuperSpeed Sonic]] [[FoeTossingCharge Boost]]" has become ubiquitous with him.

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Sonic has
his trademark [[SpinAttack Spin]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Dash]] and Homing Attack.
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Attack. In more recent games like ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', and ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', his "[[SuperSpeed Sonic]] [[FoeTossingCharge Boost]]" has become ubiquitous with him.



* VideoGame/{{Kirby}} has the [[SwordBeam Final Cutter]], introduced in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. Since then it has appeared in most of his games (except ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]''), as well as his Up+B attack in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.''
** Of course, one could also consider his signature moves to be [[VacuumMouth Inhaling]] objects and enemies and then spitting them out, as well as [[PowerCopying Copy Ability]] ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness though that didn't appear until]] ''Kirby's Adventure'').

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* VideoGame/{{Kirby}} ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'':
** The eponymous character
has the [[SwordBeam Final Cutter]], introduced in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. Since then it has appeared in most of his games (except ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]''), as well as his Up+B attack in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.''
** Of course, one could also consider his signature moves to be [[VacuumMouth Inhaling]] objects and enemies and then spitting them out, as well as [[PowerCopying Copy Ability]] ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness though that didn't appear until]] ''Kirby's Adventure'').
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*** [[WebVideo/GameGrumps "Kirby has two iconic moves. Suck and BYNEEEEEAAAH!"]]



* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': Most characters in the later games have a LimitBreak that will usually be seen as their signature move (e.g. Cloud's Omnislash). Most [[JobSystem classes]] have a move that's identified with them, especially the Dragoon's Jump. The {{Mascot Mook}}s also tend to have a signature move or moves: Cactuars have [[FixedDamageAttack 1000 Needles]], Bombs have [[ActionBomb Self Destruct]], Malboros have [[StandardStatusEffects Bad Breath]], and so on and so forth. Main villains also tend to have a [[ThatOneAttack signature special attack designed to]] [[OhCrap make the player sit up and take notice]], beginning with [[FinalFantasyII The Emperor's]] [[ColonyDrop Starfall]] and progressing through most of the games.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**
Most characters in the later games have a LimitBreak that will usually be seen as their signature move (e.g. Cloud's Omnislash). Most [[JobSystem classes]] have a move that's identified with them, especially the Dragoon's Jump. The {{Mascot Mook}}s also tend to have a signature move or moves: Cactuars have [[FixedDamageAttack 1000 Needles]], Bombs have [[ActionBomb Self Destruct]], Malboros have [[StandardStatusEffects Bad Breath]], and so on and so forth. Main villains also tend to have a [[ThatOneAttack signature special attack designed to]] [[OhCrap make the player sit up and take notice]], beginning with [[FinalFantasyII The Emperor's]] [[ColonyDrop Starfall]] and progressing through most of the games.



*** Speaking of Sephiroth, there's Safer Sephiroth's Supernova attack, infamous especially in the North American release for having an OverlyLongFightingAnimation that depicts the solar system being wiped out by a meteor and a supernova...all to [[PercentDamageAttack take off 15/16 of each target's HP]].

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*** Speaking of Sephiroth, there's Safer Sephiroth's Sephiroth has the Supernova attack, infamous especially in the North American release for having an OverlyLongFightingAnimation that depicts the solar system being wiped out by a meteor and a supernova...all to [[PercentDamageAttack take off 15/16 of each target's HP]].
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