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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.
12th Jan '17 11:19:45 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': As the show's stunt team tells in some interviews, Matt is a highly skilled martial artist (one of the very best in the comics, actually). His fighting style has elements of Kung Fu styles, Muay Thai, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, etc, besides his use of the humble sticks as fighting weapons (as they are non-lethal weapons). However, Matt is also the son of humble Irish-american boxer from Hell's Kitchen, New York, and he also has some truly frightening anger issues. When angered, Matt reverts to some good ol' face punching, often stopping just shy of killing his opponents, which is telling of his inner conflict, his beliefs and despite all his violence, his appreciation of human life.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': As the show's stunt team tells in some interviews, Matt Murdock is a highly skilled martial artist (one of the very best in the comics, actually). His fighting style has elements of Kung Fu styles, Muay Thai, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, etc, besides his use of the humble sticks as fighting weapons (as they are non-lethal weapons). However, Matt is also the son of a humble Irish-american boxer from Hell's Kitchen, New York, and he also has some truly frightening anger issues. When angered, Matt reverts to some good ol' face punching, often stopping just shy of killing his opponents, which is telling of his inner conflict, his beliefs and despite all his violence, his appreciation of human life.

2nd Jan '17 12:18:53 AM Guerrero
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\n* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': As the show's stunt team tells in some interviews, Matt is a highly skilled martial artist (one of the very best in the comics, actually). His fighting style has elements of Kung Fu styles, Muay Thai, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, etc, besides his use of the humble sticks as fighting weapons (as they are non-lethal weapons). However, Matt is also the son of humble Irish-american boxer from Hell's Kitchen, New York, and he also has some truly frightening anger issues. When angered, Matt reverts to some good ol' face punching, often stopping just shy of killing his opponents, which is telling of his inner conflict, his beliefs and despite all his violence, his appreciation of human life.

27th Dec '16 10:39:12 AM Discar
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': While he spends most of his time calm and composed, Palpatine's fight scenes reveal his wild and cruel side. In his fight with the Jedi Masters sent to arrest him in ''Revenge of the Sith'', he executes a brutal attack from surprise that kills half of them before they even know what's happening. In his fight with Yoda, he uses the environment to his advantage, cackling with glee as he throws Senate seats and lightning at Yoda. In ''The Clone Wars'', he uses two lightsabers in his fight against Maul and Oppress. His style is completely uncontrolled, mixing insane lightsaber maneuvers with overpowering Force attacks. He even scratches up the floor with his sabers a few times.


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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.

25th Dec '16 3:37:36 AM Morgenthaler
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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}}, badass, or [[TropeOverdosed pragmatic]] [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs badass]]. Also quite appropriate for the SociopathicHero. This style involves neck twisting, arm breaking, [[EyeScream eye gouging]]...
16th Oct '16 3:35:53 AM Ramidel
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** Ryuko is a highly aggressive and strong fighter who does what comes naturally, and works with her [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Kamui]] flawlessly under most circumstances. She's a fairly laid-back individual when she's off the clock, and a {{Determinator}} when on.

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** Ryuko is a highly aggressive and strong fighter who does what comes naturally, but switches to ConfusionFu when that doesn't work, and works with her [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Kamui]] flawlessly under most circumstances. She's a fairly laid-back individual when she's off the clock, and a {{Determinator}} when on. She's also a lot smarter than she often seems.


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** Inumuta specializes in AwesomenessByAnalysis and a CloakingDevice. He's TheEvilGenius and more of an observer than a fighter.
** Sanageyama goes for elegant kendo strikes, and after some development, becomes a BlindWeaponmaster relying on SuperSenses, with a massively oversized suit of PowerArmor that's CompensatingForSomething but is actually a FragileSpeedster. He's an ArrogantKungFuGuy and ''is'' in fact compensating for an undersized penis.
16th Oct '16 3:22:32 AM Ramidel
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* ''In Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', battling serves as a way to evaluate a trainer as a person. Since Pokemon take on characteristics of their trainers, their fighting styles often match the personality of their trainers as well. Ash, for example, is a HotBlooded hero, uses a fast, up-tempo battling style and likes to improvise on the fly. His Pokemon, especially Pikachu, usually become BoisterousBruisers after being with him for a while. Earlier (back in the Kanto era), he was described by one opponent as [[PowersDoTheFighting relying excessively on his Pokemon's abilities]] (as opposed to having a tactical style of his own), which in this case was a sign of his inexperience.

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* ''In Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', battling serves as a way to evaluate a trainer as a person. Since Pokemon take on characteristics of their trainers, their fighting styles often match the personality of their trainers as well. Ash, for example, is a HotBlooded hero, uses a fast, up-tempo battling style and likes to improvise on the fly. His Pokemon, especially Pikachu, usually become BoisterousBruisers after being with him for a while. Earlier (back in the Kanto era), he was described by one opponent as [[PowersDoTheFighting relying excessively on his Pokemon's abilities]] (as opposed to having a tactical style of his own), which in this case was a sign of his inexperience.inexperience.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has a lot of examples, overt and subtle. Note that [[HotBlooded Hot Bloodedness]] doesn't say anything about a character; this is a WorldOfHam.
** Ryuko is a highly aggressive and strong fighter who does what comes naturally, and works with her [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Kamui]] flawlessly under most circumstances. She's a fairly laid-back individual when she's off the clock, and a {{Determinator}} when on.
** Satsuki, meanwhile, normally uses the quick and elegant method, being a princess and all. That's not her specialty; her specialty is [[InTheBack sneak attacks]], trickery, and when that fails, improvisation. She's TheUnfettered, and will do ''whatever'' it takes to win if the stakes are high enough. She also overrides her Kamui rather than working with it. [[spoiler: This is a symbol of HeroicWillpower. Her "wedding dress" is an EvilWeapon, and Satsuki is strong enough to control it, but will never pretend that it is anything other than her servant.]]
** Mako is useless in a fight without a Goku Uniform, yet she becomes an immensely strong brute-force fighter when wearing one. She's TheFool and a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass.
** Gamagoori is a CombatSadomasochist, but completely subverts the stereotypes associated with that. However, reading his sadomasochistic tendencies as a [[StoneWall defensive]] and CounterAttack-heavy style, one could conclude that he's actually a MartialPacifist and protector of the weak, which is in fact the truth.
16th Oct '16 2:28:44 AM Ramidel
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* ''In Anime/Pokemon'', battling serves as a way to evaluate a trainer as a person. Since Pokemon take on characteristics of their trainers, their fighting styles often match the personality of their trainers as well. Ash, for example, is a HotBlooded hero, uses a fast, up-tempo battling style and likes to improvise on the fly. His Pokemon, especially Pikachu, usually become BoisterousBruisers after being with him for a while.

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* ''In Anime/Pokemon'', Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', battling serves as a way to evaluate a trainer as a person. Since Pokemon take on characteristics of their trainers, their fighting styles often match the personality of their trainers as well. Ash, for example, is a HotBlooded hero, uses a fast, up-tempo battling style and likes to improvise on the fly. His Pokemon, especially Pikachu, usually become BoisterousBruisers after being with him for a while. Earlier (back in the Kanto era), he was described by one opponent as [[PowersDoTheFighting relying excessively on his Pokemon's abilities]] (as opposed to having a tactical style of his own), which in this case was a sign of his inexperience.
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