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19th Mar '17 6:33:18 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' episode "Return of the Shredder", Leonardo is able to tell that the "Crooked Ninja Turtle gang" are connected to Shredder by the way one of them fights.
5th Mar '17 1:40:12 PM Discar
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke has an extremely defensive fighting style, relying on his invulnerability to just let people break themselves upon him. Even when fighting in Rackham's underground boxing ring, he preferred quick and efficient counterattacks rather than making attacks himself. Shades ultimately recognizes Luke is Carl Lucas when he witnesses Luke using his old fighting methods on some of Cottonmouth's men firsthand.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke has an extremely defensive fighting style, relying on his invulnerability to just let people break themselves upon him. Even when fighting in Rackham's underground boxing ring, ring before he got his powers, he preferred quick and efficient counterattacks rather than making attacks himself. Shades ultimately recognizes Luke is Carl Lucas when he witnesses Luke using his old fighting methods on some of Cottonmouth's men firsthand.
14th Feb '17 1:13:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' applies this idea to their use of the {{Green Lantern Ring}}s. For instance, John Stewart is an architect by trade and all his constructs are structurally sound, while Kyle Rayner is an artist and favors fantastic creations like HumongousMecha. In comparison to both of them, there's BoisterousBruiser Guy Gardner, who makes little more than blunt objects with his ring. After a body switch scramble that left mechanical genius, Steel, in GL's body, he had a lot of trouble controlling the ring untill GL suggested thinking of blueprints.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' applies this idea to their use of the {{Green Lantern Ring}}s.ImaginationBasedSuperpower of their rings. For instance, John Stewart is an architect by trade and all his constructs are structurally sound, while Kyle Rayner is an artist and favors fantastic creations like HumongousMecha. In comparison to both of them, there's BoisterousBruiser Guy Gardner, who makes little more than blunt objects with his ring. After a body switch scramble that left mechanical genius, Steel, in GL's body, he had a lot of trouble controlling the ring untill GL suggested thinking of blueprints.
14th Feb '17 1:01:01 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and Lethal Techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or a {{Badass}}, or a [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...

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* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and Lethal Techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or a {{Badass}}, or a [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also CombatPragmatist. It's also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...
13th Feb '17 11:49:05 PM Dravencour
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* '''AttackReflector''' on the other hand, can imply that the fighter is lazy or lets their AppliedPhlebotinum handle everything, unless it's part of a more complex fighting style. Their overconfidence [[PhlebotinumBreakdown will usually be their undoing.]]

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* '''AttackReflector''' on the other hand, can imply that the fighter is lazy or lets their AppliedPhlebotinum handle everything, everything or their PowersDoTheFighting, unless it's part of a more complex fighting style. Their overconfidence [[PhlebotinumBreakdown will usually be their undoing.]]
13th Feb '17 11:48:19 PM Dravencour
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* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and Lethal Techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or badass, or [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...

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* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and Lethal Techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or badass, a {{Badass}}, or a [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...
3rd Feb '17 2:20:41 PM Kereea1
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** Emphasised to some degree with Toph, who is the only earthbender in the series to use Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, which was invented by a ''[[DisabilitySuperpower blind monk]]''.

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** Emphasised Emphasized to some degree with Toph, who is the only earthbender in the series to use Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, which was invented by a ''[[DisabilitySuperpower blind monk]]''.monk]]''.
** Occurs in-universe with Tarrlok discovering Amon's identity when they finally fight each other [[spoiler: because he recognizes his brother's bloodbending.]]
** Mako, Bolin, and Tahno all use very restrained, basic movesets because they primarily use their bending in pro sports that have rules regualting how they can bend. This hobbles them when facing a real fight, though Mako and Bolin grow out of it as the series progresses and they move away from pro-bending. Mako is still fairly restrained for a firebender, though, especially compared to the original series.
** Zaheer's airbending is clearly different from the norm as he only [[spoiler: became able to bend]] very recently. Most of it is based in martial arts similar to firebending, a much more direct and aggressive style. While this grants him a lot of wins it's mostly because people aren't used to fighting airbenders, once airbending Master Tenzin steps up Zaheer needs to be bailed out.
18th Jan '17 9:10:14 AM Drope
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* '''Quick, Elegant strikes:''' Character settles the dispute with one or two sudden, swift punches. This style often shows that a character is refined, often royalty, and usually very arrogant as well. See also FingerPokeOfDoom.

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* '''Quick, Elegant strikes:''' Strikes:''' Character settles the dispute with one or two sudden, swift punches. This style often shows that a character is refined, often royalty, and usually very arrogant as well. See also FingerPokeOfDoom.
18th Jan '17 9:09:13 AM Drope
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* '''Quick, elegant strikes:''' Character settles the dispute with one or two sudden, swift punches. This style often shows that a character is refined, often royalty, and usually very arrogant as well. See also FingerPokeOfDoom.
* '''[[SuicideAttack Suicidal tactics]]:''' Character launches forward, not caring about leaving himself wide open to attack. It is a style appropriate for BloodKnight, a DeathSeeker, a LeeroyJenkins or a [[TheBerserker Berserker]]. Could be an ActionBomb. Often involves SuicidalOverconfidence. ''Alternatively'', the character may just be NighInvulnerable (or at least MadeOfIron), which makes this style a variant expression of brute strength.
* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and lethal techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or badass, or [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...
* '''[[UnskilledButStrong Brute strength]]:''' The character focuses not so much on technique, as on his physical strength. Expect powerful punches... and not much else. Typical for GiantMook and DumbMuscle, among heroes occasionally for TheBigGuy.

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* '''Quick, elegant Elegant strikes:''' Character settles the dispute with one or two sudden, swift punches. This style often shows that a character is refined, often royalty, and usually very arrogant as well. See also FingerPokeOfDoom.
* '''[[SuicideAttack Suicidal tactics]]:''' Tactics]]:''' Character launches forward, not caring about leaving himself wide open to attack. It is a style appropriate for BloodKnight, a DeathSeeker, a LeeroyJenkins or a [[TheBerserker Berserker]]. Could be an ActionBomb. Often involves SuicidalOverconfidence. ''Alternatively'', the character may just be NighInvulnerable (or at least MadeOfIron), which makes this style a variant expression of brute strength.
* '''[[CombatPragmatist Crippling and lethal techniques]]:''' Lethal Techniques]]:''' Almost every attack made by the character in question is potentially crippling or lethal; this means character may be a CombatPragmatist, or badass, or [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...
* '''[[UnskilledButStrong Brute strength]]:''' Strength]]:''' The character focuses not so much on technique, as on his physical strength. Expect powerful punches... and not much else. Typical for GiantMook and DumbMuscle, among heroes occasionally for TheBigGuy.



* '''[[{{Flynning}} Lots of unnecessary movement]]:''' The style is not so much as combative as it is about flailing your arms in an intimidating way (which rarely works, unless opponent's style is even more about bullying than skill). Character is arrogant, untrained or both, may be HotBlooded. However, there's a chance of all this being just dangerously ObfuscatingStupidity.
* '''[[DanceBattler Capoeira and other Dance Battlers]]''': Often suggests a fun loving or lighthearted nature combined with the better elements of the [[{{Flynning}} unnecessary movement]] fighter. Just as often, may imply an arrogant character toying with their victim (see SelfImposedChallenge below). Possibly also a sadistic love of violence.

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* '''[[{{Flynning}} Lots of unnecessary movement]]:''' Unnecessary Movement]]:''' The style is not so much as combative as it is about flailing your arms in an intimidating way (which rarely works, unless opponent's style is even more about bullying than skill). Character is arrogant, untrained or both, may be HotBlooded. However, there's a chance of all this being just dangerously ObfuscatingStupidity.
* '''[[DanceBattler Capoeira and other Other Dance Battlers]]''': Often suggests a fun loving or lighthearted nature combined with the better elements of the [[{{Flynning}} unnecessary movement]] fighter. Just as often, may imply an arrogant character toying with their victim (see SelfImposedChallenge below). Possibly also a sadistic love of violence.
15th Jan '17 9:15:05 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke has an extremely defensive fighting style, relying on his invulnerability to just let people break themselves upon him. Even before he got his powers, he preferred quick and efficient counterattacks rather than making attacks himself.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Luke has an extremely defensive fighting style, relying on his invulnerability to just let people break themselves upon him. Even before he got his powers, when fighting in Rackham's underground boxing ring, he preferred quick and efficient counterattacks rather than making attacks himself.himself. Shades ultimately recognizes Luke is Carl Lucas when he witnesses Luke using his old fighting methods on some of Cottonmouth's men firsthand.
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