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20th Jun '17 6:39:21 PM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': Wonder Woman has a penchant of attacking low and knocking her foe's legs out from under them.
19th Jun '17 4:44:20 AM StarTropes
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** Pikachu's Thunderbolt, Volt Tackle, and most recently, Electro Ball.

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** Pikachu's Thunderbolt, Volt Tackle, and most recently, Electro Ball. And now the Z-move Gigavolt Havoc.
13th Jun '17 2:29:26 PM StarTropes
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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, 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, 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.
12th Jun '17 9:55:02 AM Prometheus117
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** Aside from just being ridiculously powerful, Aizen really favors the simple horizontal slash to the midsection.

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** Aside from just being ridiculously powerful, Aizen really favors the simple horizontal slash to the midsection. If he's going for dramatic effect, he whips out "Hadō #90 - Kurohitsugi" (''Black Coffin'').
9th Jun '17 10:37:52 AM Piterpicher
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** 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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** 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 [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII The Emperor's]] [[ColonyDrop Starfall]] and progressing through most of the games.
8th Jun '17 5:42:43 AM DemoDemon
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** Maka/Soul: lately Demon Hunter
** Black*Star/Tsubaki: Deadly Big Black Star Wave(Black Star only) and later Shadow Star

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** Maka/Soul: [[LaserBlade Witch Hunter,]] and lately [[CleanCut Demon Hunter
Hunter]]
** Black*Star/Tsubaki: [[KiAttacks Deadly Big Black Star Wave(Black Star only) only)]] and later [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Shadow StarStar]]


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** Crona/Ragnarok: [[HellIsThatNoise Screech Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta]]
** Medusa: [[CombatTentacles Vector Arrow]] and [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Vector Plate]]


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* Although clean-cut techniques are rare in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', some characters have famous Signature Moves.
** [[IdealHero Jonathan]] and his [[LightEmUp Sunlight Yellow Overdrive.]]
** [[GuileHero Joseph's]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser Clacker Volley]] is by far his most famous attack, even though he's only used it once.
** [[TheRival Caesar Zeppeli's]] [[BubbleGun Bubble Cutter.]]
** [[BloodKnight Whaam's]] [[TornadoMove Divine Sandstorm.]]
** [[AntiHero Jotaro's]] [[RapidFireFisticuffs ORAORAORA barrage,]] which is also easily ''the'' most famous attack from the entire series. His less often used [[FingerPokeOfDoom Star Finger]] is also closely associated with him.
** [[EthnicMagician Avdol]] has [[PlayingWithFire Red Bind]] and the [[KillItWithFire Crossfire Hurricane.]] Later on he also performs Crossfire Hurricane Special, an upgraded version of Crossfire Hurricane.
** [[TheHeart Kakyoin]] frequently makes use of his [[GemstoneAssault Emerald]] [[MoreDakka Splash.]]
** [[BigBad DIO's]] [[TimeStandsStill time stop]] and [[KnifeNut knife throwing]] combination, as well as his [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[DeathFromAbove Road Roller drop.]]
** After attaining [[EvolvingWeapon Echoes Act 3,]] [[ClassicalAntiHero Koichi]] makes frequent use of [[GravityMaster Act 3 Freeze.]]
** [[SerialKiller Yoshikage Kira]] has two very memorable moves: [[AttackDrone Sheer Heart Attack]] and [[GroundhogDayLoop Killer Queen Bites the Dust.]]
5th Jun '17 6:08:38 AM mario0987
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** The Koopalings have their magic blasts. Individually, Wendy has her energy rings, Lemmy has his bouncy balls and Ludwig is capable of a special homing magic blast and a Flutter Jump.


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** Gym Leaders play this straight though. All of them have a specific move all of their Pokémon know and give the TM for it after getting defeated.
24th May '17 6:50:14 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Bryan Fury's Mach Breaker punch. The intro for ''6'' highlights this as it has Bryan and Paul [[PunchParry clashing with their signature punches fist-to-fist, resulting in a huge shockwave]].

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** Bryan Fury's Mach Breaker punch. The intro for ''6'' highlights this as it has Bryan and Paul [[PunchParry clashing with their signature punches fist-to-fist, fist-to-fist]], [[KungFuSonicBoom resulting in a huge shockwave]].
9th May '17 3:51:33 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Mara and "Maralagidyne". [[GagPenis Oh, yuck.]]

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** Mara and "Maralagidyne". [[GagPenis Oh, yuck.]]"Maralagidyne", a "Severe"-tier Fire spell that targets all enemies, is a play on its name, and is infamous for its {{Squick}}y animation.


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** Krishna in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' has his two MagicMusic skills: Venomous Raga which inflicts biological status effects and greatly reduces attack power and Dream Raga which inflicts mental status effects and greatly reduces defense. [[spoiler:Neither of which lose their effectiveness when you get to fuse and use him.]]
8th May '17 1:06:20 PM MasterFuzzy
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* It is lampshaded both in- and out of universe in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' that Harry's preferred attack is "[[PlayingWithFire Kill it with fire.]]" However, he's enough of a CombatPragmatist that he doesn't rely on it nearly as much as some other examples of this trope do.


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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}},'' Lariska deconstructs this: A [[GravityMaster Toa of Gravity's]] favourite attack is to remove gravity around an opponent and send them flying. She observes this trait and practices training in zero-gravity, then attacks him. When he uses his favorite attack...
-->'''Lariska''': [[SlasherSmile I was ready. And he wasn't ready for my being ready.]]
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