6th Mar: There is an option now on your profile page to use "compact" folders. This works pretty well for phone users and others who like less scrolling.
Gaining superhuman skill or powers by training under exotic foreigners.
In the olden days, one of the surest ways to upgrade to a badass was to train in a mysterious Asian country--usually Tibet, for obvious reasons, though other countries got in on the fun, too--and learn some of those Mysteries of the Orient. Mysteries of the Orient cover virtually every kind of secret knowledge, from the secrets of sorcery, psionics, or chi to mysterious martial arts and ninjutsu to whatever else the plot might need. This trope is Older Than Radio and extremely common. Much like the Yellow Peril or Dragon Lady, the trope thrives regardless of any Unfortunate Implications, though there might be some Lampshade Hanging here and there. Examples: