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18th May '17 4:04:04 PM Demotivator
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* Jason in the Webcomic/WalkyVerse is exactly this. He once said he grew up a "mortal among gods"

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* Hatsu from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is a [[BadassNormal human]] [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai swordsman]] in a setting where Great Family members and Zahard Princesses are naturally ''much'' stronger than everyone else. But through [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower constant gruelling training]], he has developed enough skill with his blades to competently go toe-to-toe with people that far outstrip him physically.
* Jason in the Webcomic/WalkyVerse is exactly this. He once said he grew up a "mortal among gods"gods".


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* In ''Webcomic/UnOrdinary'', despite [[MeaningfulName John Doe]] being a "cripple" and having no special ability of his own, he is still able to defend himself from and defeat low and mid-tier individuals with his superior hand-to-hand fighting ability.
17th May '17 4:40:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': The eponymous protagonist of the show isn't very large or physically powerful, but he's one of the most {{Badass}} warriors in the entire world because of his mastery of swordsmanship and martial arts from all over the world. One example is the episode where he meets the Scotsman's clan and is forced into a stone-throwing contest to test his worth. Unfamiliar with the sport, he did poorly in the first attempt, but after noting that his mocking opponent was much heavier than the stone, he used a martial arts move of redirecting balance and energy to fling him an equal distance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': The eponymous protagonist of the show isn't very large or physically powerful, but he's one of the most {{Badass}} badass warriors in the entire world because of his mastery of swordsmanship and martial arts from all over the world. One example is the episode where he meets the Scotsman's clan and is forced into a stone-throwing contest to test his worth. Unfamiliar with the sport, he did poorly in the first attempt, but after noting that his mocking opponent was much heavier than the stone, he used a martial arts move of redirecting balance and energy to fling him an equal distance.
17th May '17 5:24:30 AM thatmadork
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': The eponymous protagonist of the show isn't very large or physically powerful, but he's one of the most {{Badass}} warriors in the entire world because of his mastery of swordsmanship and martial arts from all over the world. One example is the episode where he meets the Scotsman's clan and is forced into a stone-throwing contest to test his worth. Unfamiliar with the sport, he did poorly in the first attempt, but after noting that his mocking opponent was much heavier than the stone, he used a martial arts move of redirecting balance and energy to fling him an equal distance.
12th May '17 7:27:08 PM Prometheus117
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** Kabuto Yakushi during part one, in a similar vein to Sakura above. Sure, he can't destroy much himself, but he can sever muscles and tendons and even damage internal organs with his Chakra Scalpels (which are normally impossible to use in combat because they require such intense focus; they're a technique intended for surgery). And he can also heal himself from any injury he takes, up to and including [[spoiler:having his stomach puréed by Naruto's Rasengan]], using that same unreal chakra control to ''heal the individual cells of his body''. It has limits, though, as he lacks the chakra capacity to completely recover from large enough hits; [[spoiler:Naruto's attack still takes him out despite not killing him like it should have]].

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** Kabuto Yakushi during part one, Part 1, in a similar vein to Sakura above. Sure, he can't destroy much himself, but he can sever muscles and tendons and even damage internal organs with his Chakra Scalpels (which are normally impossible to use in combat because they require such intense focus; they're a technique intended for surgery). And he can also heal himself from any injury he takes, up to and including [[spoiler:having his stomach puréed by Naruto's Rasengan]], using that same unreal chakra control to ''heal the individual cells of his body''. It has limits, though, as he lacks the chakra capacity to completely recover from large enough hits; [[spoiler:Naruto's attack still takes him out despite not killing him like it should have]]. He became Strong AND Skilled during Part 2, [[spoiler:thanks to assimilating Orochimaru's remains and mastering the techniques of his old master and several of his strongest minions while losing none of the brilliance he had already, which allows him to become one of the few beings who defeated Itachi Uchiha in a one-on-one and only losing thanks to Sasuke's interference]].


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** Amongst the Seven Warlords of the Sea, [[CastingAShadow Gekko Moriah]] is the [[NonActionGuy least physically fit]] and the [[BadassDecay most rusty from slacking off his training]] due to his DarkAndTroubledPast, but his complete and utter mastery of his Devil Fruit's powers and having a [[ZombieApocalypse shit-ton of zombies of varying strength]] serving with absolute loyalty allows him to take on the entire Straw Hat crew at once and still have a decent chance of winning. Unfortunately for him, the World Government saw his poor performance as too much of a hassle to justify keeping around [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness and attempted to have him killed]] [[spoiler:though he escaped with his life and went into hiding]].
1st May '17 10:03:49 PM Thunderchin
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* On the whole, humans themselves are generally this. When it comes to raw physical strength, stature, speed, agility, or even senses such as sight or smell, there are many, ''many'' animals that can kick even the fittest human's ass in seconds. Unfortunately for the animals, the humans learned how to use tools and the environment around them to their advantage. Humans also are a social species, communicating and working together to fell beasts well above their size. Incredible stamina at a walk is merely a bonus - humans didn't need to fight to the death when they could just pursue the prey until it collapsed.
30th Apr '17 10:45:25 AM mlsmithca
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* In ''Literature/DarkRendezvous'', Scout is a Jedi Padawan. The Force is weak with her; she makes up for it with determination, quick thinking, and endless training. She's got HeroicResolve in spades and bloody-minded determination, and in a book full of concern about almost every other character maybe one day turning to the Dark Side, no one believes Scout will, not even herself, because she fights so hard to be the best Jedi she can be. Just to drive home the point of how good she was: she survived ThePurge that killed most of the full Knights and Masters of the Jedi order. In her non-Dark Rendezvous appearance the author had other Jedi look down on her for having weak powers, but it only takes one line to see that that author was [[DidNotDoTheResearch just not doing the research.]]

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* In ''Literature/DarkRendezvous'', Scout is a Jedi Padawan. The Force is weak with her; she makes up for it with determination, quick thinking, and endless training. She's got HeroicResolve in spades and bloody-minded determination, and in a book full of concern about almost every other character maybe one day turning to the Dark Side, no one believes Scout will, not even herself, because she fights so hard to be the best Jedi she can be. Just to drive home the point of how good she was: she survived ThePurge that killed most of the full Knights and Masters of the Jedi order. In her non-Dark Rendezvous appearance the author had other Jedi look down on her for having weak powers, but it only takes one line to see that that author was [[DidNotDoTheResearch just not doing the research.]]
30th Apr '17 5:39:24 AM MasterFuzzy
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* In ''Literature/DarkRendezvous'', Scout is a Jedi Padawan. The Force is weak with her; she makes up for it with determination, quick thinking, and endless training. She's got HeroicResolve in spades and bloody-minded determination, and in a book full of concern about almost every other character maybe one day turning to the Dark Side, no one believes Scout will, not even herself, because she fights so hard to be the best Jedi she can be. Just to drive home the point of how good she was: she survived ThePurge that killed most of the full Knights and Masters of the Jedi order. In her non-Dark Rendezvous appearance the author had other Jedi look down on her for having weak powers, but it only takes one line to see that that author was just not doing the research.

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* In ''Literature/DarkRendezvous'', Scout is a Jedi Padawan. The Force is weak with her; she makes up for it with determination, quick thinking, and endless training. She's got HeroicResolve in spades and bloody-minded determination, and in a book full of concern about almost every other character maybe one day turning to the Dark Side, no one believes Scout will, not even herself, because she fights so hard to be the best Jedi she can be. Just to drive home the point of how good she was: she survived ThePurge that killed most of the full Knights and Masters of the Jedi order. In her non-Dark Rendezvous appearance the author had other Jedi look down on her for having weak powers, but it only takes one line to see that that author was [[DidNotDoTheResearch just not doing the research.]]


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** It should also be noted that she ''won'' the Jedi Apprentice Tournament with CrazyPrepared RefugeInAudacity tactics that would make Batman proud.
20th Apr '17 3:42:38 AM Filosera
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*** When it comes to [[KiManipulation ki attacks]], it's the humans among the protagonists that have the creative attacks with special properties (geometry-breaking beams that can be supercharged with life energy, remote controlled projectiles that can turn on a dime, ki ''buzzsaws'' that seem to be able to metaphorically punch well above their weight class), while the Saiyans mostly just have increasingly large orbs and lasers to throw around. It's not always enough to even the power gap, but sometimes the results can be surprising...
19th Apr '17 9:10:46 PM EonADS
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** Kakashi Hatake is this as well. He's considered the equal of the unbelieveably, undefeatably powerful Maito Gai by virtue of having learned literal hundreds of jutsu and being a master tactician who rarely fights his enemies head-on until he's ready to destroy them. Despite being ''way'' more powerful than the average Jounin, he's also ''way'' outclassed in strength by most of the people he's compared to as an equal.

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** Kakashi Hatake is this as well. He's considered the equal of the unbelieveably, undefeatably powerful Maito Gai by virtue of having learned literal hundreds of jutsu and being a master tactician who rarely fights his enemies head-on until he's ready to destroy them. Despite being ''way'' more powerful than the average Jounin, he's also ''way'' outclassed in strength by most of the people Kage-level fighters he's compared to as an equal. equal.
** Kabuto Yakushi during part one, in a similar vein to Sakura above. Sure, he can't destroy much himself, but he can sever muscles and tendons and even damage internal organs with his Chakra Scalpels (which are normally impossible to use in combat because they require such intense focus; they're a technique intended for surgery). And he can also heal himself from any injury he takes, up to and including [[spoiler:having his stomach puréed by Naruto's Rasengan]], using that same unreal chakra control to ''heal the individual cells of his body''. It has limits, though, as he lacks the chakra capacity to completely recover from large enough hits; [[spoiler:Naruto's attack still takes him out despite not killing him like it should have]].
19th Apr '17 6:50:12 PM EonADS
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** Amusingly, Sakura is this in Shippuden despite possessing SuperStrength and juggernaut-esque healing, as her power and healing abilities are almost solely derived from her excellent chakra control. In terms of her chakra capacity, she's a drop in the ocean next to her far more powerful teammates. Tsunade (her mentor) is much the same.



** For that matter, Neji Hyuuga is one of the most dangerous of the Konoha 12 and the first to make Jonin, despite having relatively low physical strength. His mastery of the [[PressurePoint Gentle Fist]] and Heavenly Spin render him capable of crippling opponents far stronger than him. For instance, he was able to fight on equal terms with Naruto during the Chunin exams and was even favored to win that fight, even though Naruto completely outclassed him in terms of raw power.

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** For that matter, Neji Hyuuga is one of the most dangerous of the Konoha 12 and the first to make Jonin, despite having relatively low physical strength. His mastery of the [[PressurePoint Gentle Fist]] Fist]], [[SuperSenses Byakugan]], and [[DeflectorShield Heavenly Spin Spin]] render him capable of crippling opponents far stronger than him. him while blocking, dodging, or redirecting most attacks. For instance, he was able to fight on equal terms with Naruto during the Chunin exams and was even favored to win that fight, even though Naruto completely outclassed him in terms of raw power.power, stamina, and quantity of attacks (thanks to Naruto's Kage Bunshin).
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