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14th Jun '16 6:29:29 PM StarTropes
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** Lightsaber combat has many different styles that emphasize different things. They're not necessarily an indication of who the user is, though. Makashi is the style of precision and pragmatism... and is also used extensively by Count Dooku. On the flipside, Soresu emphasizes constant motion, always keeping the lightsaber moving so it's on its way to deflecting the next incoming attack even if it's not incoming yet. As one would expect, Obi-Wan, who doesn't put effort into hurting people, is the acknowledged master of this style in the ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization. ''The'' master. Not ''a'' master. When the man who invented his own school of lightsaber combat, and is Creator/SamuelLJackson, says "''the'' master", you listen.

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** Lightsaber combat has many different styles that emphasize different things. They're not necessarily an indication of who the user is, though. Makashi is the style of precision and pragmatism... and is also used extensively by Count Dooku. On the flipside, Soresu emphasizes constant motion, always keeping the lightsaber moving so it's on its way to deflecting the next incoming attack even if it's not incoming yet. As one would expect, Obi-Wan, who doesn't put effort into hurting people, is the acknowledged master of this style in the ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' novelization. "Not ''a'' master. ''The'' master. Not ''a'' master. " When the man who invented his own school of lightsaber combat, and is Creator/SamuelLJackson, says "''the'' master", you listen.
12th May '16 2:19:44 PM Dravencour
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* '''[[PerfectPlayAI Can't Touch This]]:''' Character actually does little to harm the enemy, choosing instead to just defend himself and [[DeadlyDodging use the enemy's own strength against him]], often humiliating him in the process. Style focuses on [[CounterAttack intercepting and countering attacks]], occasionally grounding the opponent with a precise strike to a point of pressure. Character using this style is often wise and does not fear his opponent; there's a good chance on him being MartialPacifist.

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* '''[[PerfectPlayAI Can't Touch This]]:''' Character actually does little to harm the enemy, choosing instead to just defend himself and [[DeadlyDodging use the enemy's own strength against him]], often humiliating him in the process. Style focuses on [[CounterAttack intercepting and countering attacks]], occasionally grounding the opponent with a precise precision strike to a point of pressure.PressurePoint. Character using this style is often wise and does not fear his opponent; there's a good chance on him being MartialPacifist.
30th Apr '16 11:05:23 PM SCT
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** The styles are Xing Yi Quan (Heart Mind Fist(?)) and Ba Gua Quan (Eight Trigrams Fist), respectively. The former is recognized as a simple and direct style that's easy to learn, but hard to master. The latter's famous for its circular stepping movements, usually used to strafe the opponent. Practitioners are usually encouraged to train in both styles to cover each other's strengths and weaknesses.

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** The styles are Xing Yi Quan (Heart Mind Fist(?)) (Form Intent Fist) and Ba Gua Quan (Eight Trigrams Fist), respectively. The former is recognized as a simple and direct style that's easy to learn, but hard to master. The latter's famous for its circular stepping movements, usually used to strafe the opponent. Practitioners are usually encouraged to train in both styles to cover each other's strengths and weaknesses.
6th Apr '16 10:41:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''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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* ''GreenLantern'' ''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.



* ''SinCity'' has a wide variety of combatants:

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* ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has a wide variety of combatants:
12th Mar '16 7:23:49 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* '''[[CriticalHit 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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* '''[[CriticalHit '''[[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]]...
12th Mar '16 7:22:41 PM SkyHavenPath13
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* '''[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique 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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* '''[[DangerousForbiddenTechnique '''[[CriticalHit 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]]...
5th Mar '16 7:26:15 PM Drope
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* '''LongRangeFighter''': Shines from a distance, fails horribly at close combat. The implication here is that the character is too physically frail, smart and/or cowardly to attempt getting close and personal, so they will rely on magic, PsychicPowers, KiAttacks, extendable limbs or whatever gives them the reach advantage to take down the opponent.

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* '''LongRangeFighter''': Shines from a distance, fails horribly at close combat. The implication here is that the character is too physically frail, smart and/or cowardly to attempt getting close and personal, so they will rely on magic, PsychicPowers, KiAttacks, [[RubberMan extendable limbs limbs]] or whatever gives them the reach advantage to take down the opponent.
5th Mar '16 7:25:24 PM Drope
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* '''FightsLikeANormal''': The inverse of the above. If a superpowered character prefers good old martial arts, then either he is too [[JustToyingWithThem arrogant]] (villain) or [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength afraid]] (hero) to use his powers, or he might simply find "normal" skills more enjoyable (either hero or villain). Alternatively, the character also might not have a power suitable for fighting, in which case he is likely to use it in conjuction with his martial skills to show that HeartIsAnAwesomePower.

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* '''FightsLikeANormal''': The inverse of the above. If a superpowered character prefers good old martial arts, then either he is too [[JustToyingWithThem arrogant]] (villain) or [[AfraidOfTheirOwnStrength afraid]] (hero) to use his powers, or he might simply find "normal" skills more enjoyable (either hero or villain). Alternatively, the character also might not have a power suitable for fighting, fighting (for example, {{Telepathy}}), in which case he is likely to use it in conjuction with his martial skills (for example, predicting moves from a foe through {{Telepathy}}) to show that HeartIsAnAwesomePower.




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* '''CloseRangeCombatant''': The inverse of the above, with the implications also being inversed. The character in this case is strong, confident and/or reckless, shining on hand-to-hand combat and often overlapping with the suicidal tactics described above, but with an emphasis on this character's lack of reach being a potentially [[CripplingOverspecialization crippling weakness]].
8th Feb '16 11:49:41 AM ike755
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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, ''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.
8th Feb '16 11:49:03 AM ike755
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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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