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25th Jun '16 10:29:43 PM JackG
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* Averted in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence''. Nerdy accountant Floyd Rosenberg asks Dikembe Umbutu to "teach him everything he knows" about using his machetes on aliens. Umbutu is unimpressed, and doesn't take up the offer.
11th Jun '16 4:24:11 PM nombretomado
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* Richard Cypher of the ''SwordOfTruth'' spends a good portion of the first book doing this, until he takes up the mantle of the Seeker and starts calling the shots. He's a woodsman who doesn't even let himself be ''angry'' because his mother was killed by a fire caused by an angry outburst. He knows questing, and killing, from nothing.

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* Richard Cypher of the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' spends a good portion of the first book doing this, until he takes up the mantle of the Seeker and starts calling the shots. He's a woodsman who doesn't even let himself be ''angry'' because his mother was killed by a fire caused by an angry outburst. He knows questing, and killing, from nothing.
1st May '16 8:45:38 PM JackG
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1st May '16 8:37:58 PM JackG
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* The Creator/SteveMcQueen movie ''Nevada Smith'' (1966). Max Sand seeks the men who murdered his parents, but can't read or write and doesn't even have a gun. He uses an [[BrandishmentBluff abandoned rusty pistol]] in an attempt to rob a travelling gunsmith, who says ItWorksBetterWithBullets. Fortunately the gunsmith takes pity on Sand and teaches him the skills for his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
5th Feb '16 2:25:59 PM justanid
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** In fact, this is pretty much [[UniversalTrope universal]] in kung fu movies not starring Jet Li, Bruce Lee, or Chuck Norris. Taken to extremes when the "teacher" is so completely non-badass that the suspension of disbelief is completely broken, e.g. Billy Blanks, Pat Morita, Mako, etc.

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** In fact, this is pretty much [[UniversalTrope universal]] {{universal|Tropes}} in kung fu movies not starring Jet Li, Bruce Lee, or Chuck Norris. Taken to extremes when the "teacher" is so completely non-badass that the suspension of disbelief is completely broken, e.g. Billy Blanks, Pat Morita, Mako, etc.
30th Jan '16 8:34:58 PM nukirisame
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s first arc, Phantom Blood, Speedwagon requests Zeppeli to train him in hamon so he can be more useful in the fight against Dio. Zeppeli attempts to correct Speedwagon's breathing with a finger to the chest, but winds up missing and just knocking the wind out of him.
25th Sep '15 2:12:35 PM towercurator
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* Subverted in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. Both Juliana and Shalise ask another person to train them. Neither are all that helpful.
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24th Aug '15 10:07:57 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Change 123}}'' uses this trope ''twice'', both times a ''boy'' asks a ''girl'' to teach him... well, not actually how to ''fight'', since both boys do indeed have some confidence and experience in fighting (one of them is a black belt in judo and another one a fearless street brawler), but rather how to take their fighting skills to a higher level.

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* ''{{Change ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' uses this trope ''twice'', both times a ''boy'' asks a ''girl'' to teach him... well, not actually how to ''fight'', since both boys do indeed have some confidence and experience in fighting (one of them is a black belt in judo and another one a fearless street brawler), but rather how to take their fighting skills to a higher level.



* In the comic ''{{Superman}} vs. Muhammad Ali'', Ali teaches Superman to box. This is, of course, to create a non-superpowered "fair fight" between the two.

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* In the comic ''{{Superman}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}} vs. Muhammad Ali'', Ali teaches Superman to box. This is, of course, to create a non-superpowered "fair fight" between the two.
27th Jun '15 8:35:35 PM JusticeReaper
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* In ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'', after Hinata gets swatted aside while frantically hitting Zabuza to stop him from twisting Neji's arm in a brawl, she seeks out [[ActionGirl Nii Yugito]] and asks for training, with the aim of not being a burden on Naruto and the others in future. Yugito warns her that [[TrainingFromHell any training she gets will not be a picnic]], but Hinata accepts the condition nonetheless. [[spoiler:Following the TimeSkip, Hinata's become skilled enough to beat Sasuke in a spar, bearing in mind that Sasuke had previously shown himself able to fight Naruto on even footing without either one holding back]].
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22nd Jun '15 6:32:06 PM TompaDompa
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* Luke's arc as a Jedi in training (''{{Star Wars}}'' episodes IV and V) begins with the death of his guardian family on Tatooine, starting with Obi-Wan Kenobi as his mentor, but this trope is particularly invoked when he goes to Dagoba and trains with [[RetiredBadass Yoda]], where Yoda at first [[AdventureRebuff rebuffs his request for training]], the training is particularly challenging, and he clearly does [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]] when that training is finished.

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* Luke's arc as a Jedi in training (''{{Star Wars}}'' episodes IV (''Film/StarWars'' Episodes [[Film/ANewHope IV]] and V) [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack V]]) begins with the death of his guardian family on Tatooine, starting with Obi-Wan Kenobi as his mentor, but this trope is particularly invoked when he goes to Dagoba and trains with [[RetiredBadass Yoda]], where Yoda at first [[AdventureRebuff rebuffs his request for training]], the training is particularly challenging, and he clearly does [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]] when that training is finished.
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