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26th Mar '17 5:10:07 PM ultimomant
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* ''[[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}]]'s'' super senses put him here under some writers, as they allow him to pick up cues and warning signs (heightened heartbeats from assailants, guns being cocked etc.) long before any normal person would, even if he doesn't consciously process them.

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* ''[[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}]]'s'' ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s'' super senses put him here under some writers, as they allow him to pick up cues and warning signs (heightened heartbeats from assailants, guns being cocked etc.) long before any normal person would, even if he doesn't consciously process them.
10th Mar '17 2:30:21 PM rafi
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', it is postulated that Touma can subconsciously sense AIM (psychic energy), mana (magic), and telesma (divine energy). This explains why Touma can react to supernatural attacks no matter how fast they are. Note that this does not help him with mundane attacks, and this does not allow him to detect supernatural beings. WordOfGod confirms this but explains that Touma is not aware he has this ability himself, and just thinks he has incredible reaction time.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts' brand of sacrifice starts bleeding when Apostles are nearby, but also attracts Apostles to him.
* Clare and Teresa of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Rather than "seeing" the attacks, they rely on their youki perception, the power of sensing the attack before it connects.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' makes good use of this. When some characters ''aren't'' using scanners or scouters, they rely on their own instincts to sense one's ki/[[PowerLevel power levels]] (no matter the amount) from afar -- unless the enemy is consciously suppressing their ki.
** This comes in useful during the Namek arc -- Freeza and his troops, despite ridiculously outclassing the heroes in raw power, [[UnskilledButStrong have no idea this technique even exists]]. When Freeza fires EyeBeams at a column of smoke with Goku in it and misses every time, it takes Goku a few seconds to realize that his enemy can't sense him.
** [[ICantSenseTheirPresence Subverted]] during the Cyborg arc, where the protagonists are shown to have become so reliant on it that they are at a disadvantage against opponents who don't have ki for them to sense.
* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has an uncanny, sixth sense-like ability to sense "killing intent". He could actually feel other people's malice and intentions to kill him, which allowed him to determine that assassins were nearby. This, of course, helps to allow him to set traps for them ahead of time. This was also used to torment him. [[spoiler: One of Mithrils agents would observe him via the scope of a rifle, and was amused to discover that Sousuke became visually agitated when he did this. It's implied that much of Sousuke's misbehavior in school is caused by the agent remotely triggering Sousuke's danger sense, causing to lash out against people near him.]]
* Takuma Fudo ''Manga/GetBackers'' has the ability to forsee the future in increments of a few seconds each time, up to eleven seconds, with much the same effect.



* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** Machi denies she has this, passing it off as intuition and trying to downplay it when put on the spot about her predictions. It would be much more convincing if her "intuition" was ever ''wrong''.
** Additionally, all proficient hunters develop the ability to sense a "killing intent," regardless of their hatsu type. This is limited by a radius, as shown when Kurapika stalks the Phantom Troupe. Trained hunters can react instantly when others deploy their killing intent, as if it were a reflex. The "killing intent" is explained because emotions affect one's aura, so bloodlust and aggression are channeled through a person's aura, therefore it is nearly impossible to conceal it completely.
* Haruo Niijima from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has one of these in the thanks to his alien like features. It manifests as either two arrow-tipped antennae, or a sharp lock of hair that erects and twinges on top of his head whenever there is incoming danger. Apparently, he has been known to gauge the level of threat that an opponent posed though this manner and can even function as a radar or sorts (he once was able to avert certain death after detecting the incoming missiles locked on to the boat that he and his entourage were using to infiltrate a Yami base, and then later on, discern the presence of a number of murderous elite soldiers lurking in the dense woods during a beach field trip).
* This is a default, albeit low-key ability of any worthwhile martial artist in ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''. Although not working as true precognition, it allows them to sense harmful intent in another person, no matter how well hidden by body language. Many times that is enough to warn of an imminent threat. Extremely skilled individuals however can thwart it by learning to mask their own Qi.
* The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' character Goemon has a katana called the ''Zantetsuken''. It aquires a "shadow of death" when he or the people he likes might be killed. The shadow has been used to foreshadow the danger, or apparent lack of danger, that other members of the gang are in.
* The [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovieFirst'' reveal that Nanoha gained this as a side-effect of her magical powers slowly awakening. Even though she never saw it coming, she immediately reacted and caught a speeding baseball that was headed for [[ThoseTwoGuys Alisa]]. The fact that she also did all of that with her bare hand without receiving any injuries just added to her general bewilderment on what she had just managed to do.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' mages have this. [[AllThereInTheManual The Negima Bible]] explains it as a mix of sensing magic and precognitive magic.
* Amusingly parodied in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' with [[MrExposition Inez Fressange]], who can sense when other characters attempt to deliver explanations.



* The martial artists in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' can sense if someone is about to attack them. Ranma's is so good, he sometimes dodges attacks in his ''sleep''. This includes Akane, who really is "a martial artist, too." Takahashi just wasn't ever interested in giving her ''fair'' fights. Akane's the damsel, Ranma's the hero. (Though she manages to help him out in both the Ryugenzawa and Phoenix Mountain battles.) Unfortunately for Ryōga, his "danger sense" is also [[TheExitIsThatWay affected]] by his terrible sense of direction.
* Takuma Fudo ''Manga/GetBackers'' has the ability to forsee the future in increments of a few seconds each time, up to eleven seconds, with much the same effect.



* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' makes good use of this. When some characters ''aren't'' using scanners or scouters, they rely on their own instincts to sense one's ki/[[PowerLevel power levels]] (no matter the amount) from afar -- unless the enemy is consciously suppressing their ki.
** This comes in useful during the Namek arc -- Freeza and his troops, despite ridiculously outclassing the heroes in raw power, [[UnskilledButStrong have no idea this technique even exists]]. When Freeza fires EyeBeams at a column of smoke with Goku in it and misses every time, it takes Goku a few seconds to realize that his enemy can't sense him.
** [[ICantSenseTheirPresence Subverted]] during the Cyborg arc, where the protagonists are shown to have become so reliant on it that they are at a disadvantage against opponents who don't have ki for them to sense.
* Clare and Teresa of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Rather than "seeing" the attacks, they rely on their youki perception, the power of sensing the attack before it connects.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' makes good use In ''Manga/OnePiece'' a specific form of this. When some characters ''aren't'' using scanners or scouters, they rely on their own instincts Haki can be used to sense one's ki/[[PowerLevel power levels]] (no matter the amount) from afar -- unless the enemy is consciously suppressing their ki.
** This comes in useful during the Namek arc -- Freeza and his troops, despite ridiculously outclassing the heroes in raw power, [[UnskilledButStrong have no idea this technique even exists]]. When Freeza fires EyeBeams at a column of smoke with Goku in it and misses every time, it takes Goku a few seconds to realize that his enemy can't sense him.
** [[ICantSenseTheirPresence Subverted]] during the Cyborg arc, where the protagonists are shown to have become so reliant on it that they are at a disadvantage against opponents who don't have ki for them to sense.
* Clare and Teresa of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''. Rather than "seeing" the attacks, they rely on their youki perception, the power of sensing the attack before it connects.
predict an opponent's movements.



* Amusingly parodied in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' with [[MrExposition Inez Fressange]], who can sense when other characters attempt to deliver explanations.
* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has an uncanny, sixth sense-like ability to sense "killing intent". He could actually feel other people's malice and intentions to kill him, which allowed him to determine that assassins were nearby. This, of course, helps to allow him to set traps for them ahead of time. This was also used to torment him. [[spoiler: One of Mithrils agents would observe him via the scope of a rifle, and was amused to discover that Sousuke became visually agitated when he did this. It's implied that much of Sousuke's misbehavior in school is caused by the agent remotely triggering Sousuke's danger sense, causing to lash out against people near him.]]
* The [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovieFirst'' reveal that Nanoha gained this as a side-effect of her magical powers slowly awakening. Even though she never saw it coming, she immediately reacted and caught a speeding baseball that was headed for [[ThoseTwoGuys Alisa]]. The fact that she also did all of that with her bare hand without receiving any injuries just added to her general bewilderment on what she had just managed to do.
* Haruo Niijima from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has one of these in the thanks to his alien like features. It manifests as either two arrow-tipped antennae, or a sharp lock of hair that erects and twinges on top of his head whenever there is incoming danger. Apparently, he has been known to gauge the level of threat that an opponent posed though this manner and can even function as a radar or sorts (he once was able to avert certain death after detecting the incoming missiles locked on to the boat that he and his entourage were using to infiltrate a Yami base, and then later on, discern the presence of a number of murderous elite soldiers lurking in the dense woods during a beach field trip)
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' a specific form of Haki can be used to predict an opponent's movements.
* The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' character Goemon has a katana called the ''Zantetsuken''. It aquires a "shadow of death" when he or the people he likes might be killed. The shadow has been used to foreshadow the danger, or apparent lack of danger, that other members of the gang are in.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' mages have this. [[AllThereInTheManual The Negima Bible]] explains it as a mix of sensing magic and precognitive magic.

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* Amusingly parodied [[ActionGirl Lieutenant Alice Malvin]], of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'', gets tingles on the back of her neck when something important is going to happen, whether good or bad. It's low-key, but it's never been wrong yet.
* The martial artists
in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' with [[MrExposition Inez Fressange]], who ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' can sense when other characters attempt if someone is about to deliver explanations.
attack them. Ranma's is so good, he sometimes dodges attacks in his ''sleep''. This includes Akane, who really is "a martial artist, too." Takahashi just wasn't ever interested in giving her ''fair'' fights. Akane's the damsel, Ranma's the hero. (Though she manages to help him out in both the Ryugenzawa and Phoenix Mountain battles.) Unfortunately for Ryōga, his "danger sense" is also [[TheExitIsThatWay affected]] by his terrible sense of direction.
* Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has an uncanny, sixth sense-like ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' Every monster gives off a sort of 'monstrous aura' depending on what they're doing and how they feel at the moment. Although most monsters have the ability to sense "killing intent". He could detect it, vampires (and the blood-infused of vampires) are most proficient at it. It is shown as ranging from general location (i.e. Mizore hiding in the adult section of the magazine stand) to actually feel other people's malice hearing their thoughts ('My little Koko...' being enough for Shuzen to drive a spear ''through the middle of a floorboard'' and intentions into Haiji's forehead) to kill him, which allowed him to determine '[[OhCrap What's that assassins were nearby. This, of course, helps to allow him to set traps for them ahead of time. This was also used to torment him. [[spoiler: One of Mithrils agents would observe him via the scope of a rifle, and was amused to discover that Sousuke became visually agitated when he did this. It's implied that much of Sousuke's misbehavior in school is caused by the agent remotely triggering Sousuke's danger sense, causing to lash out against people near him.]]
* The [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaTheMovieFirst'' reveal that Nanoha gained this as a side-effect of her magical powers slowly awakening. Even though she never saw it coming, she immediately reacted and caught a speeding baseball that was headed for [[ThoseTwoGuys Alisa]]. The fact that she also did all of that with her bare hand without receiving any injuries just added to her general bewilderment on what she had just managed to do.
* Haruo Niijima from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has one of these in the thanks to his alien like features. It manifests as either two arrow-tipped antennae, or a sharp lock of hair that erects and twinges on top of his head whenever there is incoming danger. Apparently, he has been known to gauge the level of threat that an opponent posed though this manner and can even function as a radar or sorts (he once was able to avert certain death after detecting the incoming missiles locked on to the boat that he and his entourage were using to infiltrate a Yami base, and then later on, discern the
deadly presence feels like seven Inner Moka got pissed off at me?]]'.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is vague on whether or not ki actually exists, but all of the high level fighters can at least read body language, if not outright killing intent. In fact, the only battle Kenshin has significant trouble fighting against someone
of a number (slightly) lower skill level is Soujirou, whose combination of murderous elite soldiers lurking in the dense woods during being a beach field trip)
StepfordSmiler and super speed made him both difficult to read and difficult to react to.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' a specific form the manga version of Haki ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Minako can be used to predict an opponent's movements.
* The ''Franchise/LupinIII'' character Goemon has a katana called the ''Zantetsuken''. It aquires a "shadow of death" when he or the people he likes might be killed. The shadow has been used to foreshadow the
sense danger, people spying on her or apparent lack of danger, that other members of the gang are in.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' mages have this. [[AllThereInTheManual
strange things happening. The Negima Bible]] explains ability being weaker than most examples, it as a mix of sensing magic and precognitive magic.doesn't always work.



* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
** Machi denies she has this, passing it off as intuition and trying to downplay it when put on the spot about her predictions. It would be much more convincing if her "intuition" was ever ''wrong''.
** Additionally, all proficient hunters develop the ability to sense a "killing intent," regardless of their hatsu type. This is limited by a radius, as shown when Kurapika stalks the Phantom Troupe. Trained hunters can react instantly when others deploy their killing intent, as if it were a reflex. The "killing intent" is explained because emotions affect one's aura, so bloodlust and aggression are channeled through a person's aura, therefore it is nearly impossible to conceal it completely.
* This is a default, albeit low-key ability of any worthwhile martial artist in ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''. Although not working as true precognition, it allows them to sense harmful intent in another person, no matter how well hidden by body language. Many times that is enough to warn of an imminent threat. Extremely skilled individuals however can thwart it by learning to mask their own Qi.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', it is postulated that Touma can subconsciously sense AIM (psychic energy), mana (magic), and telesma (divine energy). This explains why Touma can react to supernatural attacks no matter how fast they are. Note that this does not help him with mundane attacks, and this does not allow him to detect supernatural beings. WordOfGod confirms this but explains that Touma is not aware he has this ability himself, and just thinks he has incredible reaction time.
* [[ActionGirl Lieutenant Alice Malvin]], of ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'', gets tingles on the back of her neck when something important is going to happen, whether good or bad. It's low-key, but it's never been wrong yet.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is vague on whether or not ki actually exists, but all of the high level fighters can at least read body language, if not outright killing intent. In fact, the only battle Kenshin has significant trouble fighting against someone of a (slightly) lower skill level is Soujirou, whose combination of being a StepfordSmiler and super speed made him both difficult to read and difficult to react to.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' Every monster gives off a sort of 'monstrous aura' depending on what they're doing and how they feel at the moment. Although most monsters have the ability to detect it, vampires (and the blood-infused of vampires) are most proficient at it. It is shown as ranging from general location (i.e. Mizore hiding in the adult section of the magazine stand) to actually hearing their thoughts ('My little Koko...' being enough for Shuzen to drive a spear ''through the middle of a floorboard'' and into Haiji's forehead) to '[[OhCrap What's that deadly presence feels like seven Inner Moka got pissed off at me?]]'.
* In the manga version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Minako can sense danger, people spying on her or strange things happening. The ability being weaker than most examples, it doesn't always work.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Guts' brand of sacrifice starts bleeding when Apostles are nearby, but also attracts Apostles to him.



* Rose Wilson a.k.a. Ravager, a former member of the ComicBook/TeenTitans and Deathstroke's daughter, has the power of minor precognition that lets her predict a person's actions a few seconds before they happen. She is able to match Cassandra Cain in hand-to-hand combat since this power helps her to counter Cassandra's ability to read a person's body language to predict movements. The new Clock King is crazy about Rose because her natural abilities can counter ''his'' near identical powers.

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* Rose Wilson a.k.a. Ravager, a former member of the ComicBook/TeenTitans ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' and Deathstroke's daughter, has the power of minor precognition that lets her predict a person's actions a few seconds before they happen. She is able to match Cassandra Cain in hand-to-hand combat since this power helps her to counter Cassandra's ability to read a person's body language to predict movements. The new Clock King is crazy about Rose because her natural abilities can counter ''his'' near identical powers.



* ''[[ComicBook/Daredevil]]'s'' super senses put him here under some writers, as they allow him to pick up cues and warning signs (heightened heartbeats from assailants, guns being cocked etc.) long before any normal person would, even if he doesn't consciously process them.

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* ''[[ComicBook/Daredevil]]'s'' ''[[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}]]'s'' super senses put him here under some writers, as they allow him to pick up cues and warning signs (heightened heartbeats from assailants, guns being cocked etc.) long before any normal person would, even if he doesn't consciously process them.
12th Feb '17 9:02:17 PM bt8257
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This power is similar and often a part of CombatClairvoyance, but it does not usually help evading specific attacks on purpose, unless explicitly said so. When the character knows that something ''has just'' happened -- as opposed to knowing that something ''is going to'' happen, it's an example of MySignificanceSenseIsTingling. If it's limited to surveillance, it's awareness of BeingWatched. Also expect extreme mockery from the viewer if the power fails on a regular basis.

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This power is similar to, and often a part of CombatClairvoyance, but it does not usually help evading specific attacks on purpose, unless explicitly said so. When the character knows that something ''has just'' happened -- as opposed to knowing that something ''is going to'' happen, it's an example of MySignificanceSenseIsTingling. If it's limited to surveillance, it's awareness of BeingWatched. Also expect extreme mockery from the viewer if the power fails on a regular basis.
30th Dec '16 10:07:35 PM KingClark
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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' version of Spider-Man has this but he's not very skilled with it in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' due to his lack of experience. He was able to sense a tiny Ant-Man on the shield he stole from Cap but he didn't react properly and got himself kicked.
* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has this as a featured power of the title character, but it was modified for the television series (see below.)

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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' version of Spider-Man has this but he's not very skilled with it in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' due to his lack of experience. He was able to sense a tiny Ant-Man on the shield he stole from Cap but he didn't react properly and got himself kicked. \n That being said, he was also able to sense when the Winter Soldier tossed a large amount of rubble at him and had enough time to dodge it, grab it, and throw it right back at him ([[YouFightLikeACow after quipping]]).
* ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has this as a featured power of the title character, but it was modified for the television series (see below.)below).
27th Dec '16 6:57:56 PM despoa
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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' version of Spider-Man has this but he's not very skilled with it in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' due to his lack of experience. He was able to sense a tiny Ant-Man on the shield he stole from Cap but reacted too late and got himself kicked.

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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' version of Spider-Man has this but he's not very skilled with it in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' due to his lack of experience. He was able to sense a tiny Ant-Man on the shield he stole from Cap but reacted too late he didn't react properly and got himself kicked.
27th Dec '16 6:56:34 PM despoa
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* The ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' version of Spider-Man has this but he's not very skilled with it in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' due to his lack of experience. He was able to sense a tiny Ant-Man on the shield he stole from Cap but reacted too late and got himself kicked.
29th Nov '16 5:15:09 AM jakobitis
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* ''[[ComicBook/Daredevil]]'s'' super senses put him here under some writers, as they allow him to pick up cues and warning signs (heightened heartbeats from assailants, guns being cocked etc.) long before any normal person would, even if he doesn't consciously process them.
26th Nov '16 3:08:58 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''{{Champions}}'' system, "Danger Sense" is marked with a stop sign, indicating it's a potential StoryBreakerPower, since it can be difficult for the GM to run certain plots with this power in the vicinity. (Particularly if the player bought the character's power up to "planetary" level.)

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** In the ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' system, "Danger Sense" is marked with a stop sign, indicating it's a potential StoryBreakerPower, since it can be difficult for the GM to run certain plots with this power in the vicinity. (Particularly if the player bought the character's power up to "planetary" level.)
12th Nov '16 6:18:16 PM silverbolt1
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 Thundercats ]]'' has a rare example of ''an object'' with this ability: the [[EmpathicWeapon Sword of Omens]] can sense danger and warn its wielder about it.
1st Nov '16 7:11:30 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' -- Dojo the Dragon can tell when a Shen-Gong-Wu is activating and can pinpoint it's location, but can usually only drill down the general area rather than the exact spot it's in.
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