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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.
16th Jun '15 11:15:49 AM nombretomado
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* Also happens in ''TheForbiddenKingdom'' with the protagonist and Jackie Chan's character.

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* Also happens in ''TheForbiddenKingdom'' ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' with the protagonist and Jackie Chan's character.
31st May '15 2:18:58 AM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', Kaneki reaches this point after witnessing the death of [[SacrificialLamb Ryouko]] [[MamaBear Fueguchi]]. Seeing Touka wounded from an attempt to avenge Ryouko's death, he expresses his determination to fight and asks her to teach him.
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