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19th Jan '16 1:25:01 PM Willbyr
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* Makanochi Ippo from ''HajimeNoIppo'' acquired his large amount of strength in his arms and legs by helping out his mother's fishing business.

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* Makanochi Ippo from ''HajimeNoIppo'' ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' acquired his large amount of strength in his arms and legs by helping out his mother's fishing business.
11th Jan '16 5:35:30 PM eroock
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* In Tempting Fate, the main character picks up some very interesting skills in her day job. She does temp work for the gods -- specifically, the Greek Fates.

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* In Tempting Fate, ''Tempting Fate'', the main character picks up some very interesting skills in her day job. She does temp work for the gods -- specifically, the Greek Fates.
11th Jan '16 5:35:24 PM eroock
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* In Temping Fate, the main character picks up some very interesting skills in her day job. She does temp work for the gods -- specifically, the Greek Fates.

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* In Temping Tempting Fate, the main character picks up some very interesting skills in her day job. She does temp work for the gods -- specifically, the Greek Fates.
22nd Sep '15 2:19:11 PM Willbyr
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* Simon from ''[[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'' was a former driller who later piloted a robot; the robot's special weapon is a giant drill.
* Sanji from ''OnePiece'' acquired his speed and toughness while working in the kitchen under a bad-tempered RetiredBadass.

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* Simon from ''[[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' was a former driller who later piloted a robot; the robot's special weapon is a giant drill.
* Sanji from ''OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' acquired his speed and toughness while working in the kitchen under a bad-tempered RetiredBadass.



* Takumi from ''InitialD'' learns his drifting skills by making a nightly tofu delivery up and down a mountain for five years. The only reason he bothered with the drifting, rather than just driving normally? Driving was boring, and he wanted to get home faster. He doesn't even realize exactly what it is he's doing before he begins racing.

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* Takumi from ''InitialD'' ''Manga/InitialD'' learns his drifting skills by making a nightly tofu delivery up and down a mountain for five years. The only reason he bothered with the drifting, rather than just driving normally? Driving was boring, and he wanted to get home faster. He doesn't even realize exactly what it is he's doing before he begins racing.



* Sena of ''[[EyeshieldTwentyOne Eyeshield21]]'' began developed his exceptional footwork as a result of being bullying into (literally) running errands throughout his school years. He was briefly taught some proper running technique by a football-playing friend of his beforehand, though, and has to put in a lot of hard work to refine his skills for use on the field.

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* Sena of ''[[EyeshieldTwentyOne Eyeshield21]]'' ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' began developed his exceptional footwork as a result of being bullying into (literally) running errands throughout his school years. He was briefly taught some proper running technique by a football-playing friend of his beforehand, though, and has to put in a lot of hard work to refine his skills for use on the field.



* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' is an escape artist and magician by hobby. The various magic tricks he's learned has saved his life on more than on occasion.

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* Yorick from ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' is an escape artist and magician by hobby. The various magic tricks he's learned has saved his life on more than on occasion.
17th Sep '15 8:02:11 PM R1ck
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AggressiveNegotiations Negotiation comes in handy even when rocket launchers are involved]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AggressiveNegotiations Negotiation comes in handy even when rocket launchers are involved]]]]involved.]]]]
4th Jul '15 10:04:31 PM nombretomado
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* In both ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' and the [[SwordOfTruth original books]], Richard's skills as a woods guide come in handy quite often, considering how often he and his party find themselves wandering through one sort of wilderness or another.

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* In both ''LegendOfTheSeeker'' ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' and the [[SwordOfTruth original books]], Richard's skills as a woods guide come in handy quite often, considering how often he and his party find themselves wandering through one sort of wilderness or another.
24th May '15 3:37:44 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Inverted in ''KimPossible'', Ron gets running experience while doing some [[CouldHaveBeenMessy Deadly Dodging]] and makes use of it in the local sports team. Played straight in the same series, as Kim uses her cheerleading moves to [[SheFu dodge death rays and other obstacles]].

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* Inverted in ''KimPossible'', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', Ron gets running experience while doing some [[CouldHaveBeenMessy Deadly Dodging]] and makes use of it in the local sports team. Played straight in the same series, as Kim uses her cheerleading moves to [[SheFu dodge death rays and other obstacles]].
3rd May '15 8:31:49 PM nombretomado
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* {{Chuck}} frequently uses his IT skills gained at the Buy More either on missions or as cover.

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* {{Chuck}} Series/{{Chuck}} frequently uses his IT skills gained at the Buy More either on missions or as cover.
14th Apr '15 7:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* The Box Ghost from ''DannyPhantom'' looks like a longshoreman and is first seen at a port. Hence his status as master of "All things cardboard and square".

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* The Box Ghost from ''DannyPhantom'' ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' looks like a longshoreman and is first seen at a port. Hence his status as master of "All things cardboard and square".
10th Apr '15 5:44:19 PM JamaicanCastle
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* Literature/GauntsGhosts: Though many of the Ghosts were raised from the planetary defense force or city militias like you might expect, their scouts were often woodsmen who learned firsthand the kind of stealth and survival skills the Tanith become known for. (Scout Sergeant Mkoll, for instance, was a professional game hunter.) And once the regiment leaves Tanith, [[ClosestThingWeGot the necessities of the situation]] lead to a lot of soldiers gaining new specialties based on their past experience to fill out the unit's needs: machine workers become experts in demolition, Verghastine miners become their pioneers and sappers, and so forth. Infamously, [[PlayingWithFire flame-trooper Brostin]] picked up his affinity for fire as a firefighter [[MultipleChoicePast and/or]] arsonist.
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