Events in anime that are not supposed to be possible. '''Only list examples that fit the description.'''

* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', the TropeNamer, fits this to a T. Kamina ain't kidding when he says this trope is his group's Standard Operating Procedure:
** Death is more of a nuisance for [[spoiler: Kamina]] who can infiltrate a LotusEaterMachine and escape with his buddies, despite the Anti-Spiral saying both of these events were impossible for 'intelligent life forms'.
** Simon creates a mecha with Lagann that can punch an enemy to the end of the Space Time continuum. It makes this big hole in reality.
** Attenborough can use laser cannons to shoot points in ''space time''. Not just one point but ''every'' point. It's like he's pointing a gun at '''history'''. Then he goes and ''shoots every single point in space and time at once.'' They never made this weapon; Attenborough created it on the spot simply because he wanted MoreDakka.
** Viral is a beast man who was created to be absolutely physically ''incapable'' of generating spiral energy, but he becomes so HotBlooded he can do it anyway.
** One of their battles was calculated to have a ''zero percent'' chance of success. They succeeded anyway, because they altered ''probability itself by sheer force of will.''
** The Dai-Gurren Brigade made a gauge calibrated specially for the fact that Spiral Energy constantly [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale goes off the scale]]. So Simon's energy went off the scale of a scale made to measure things that go off the scale. This is represented by ''[[RuleOfCool the reading shattering the display and spiraling out into empty air]]''. In a universe that literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum Runs on Nonsensoleum]], this makes as much sense as anything else.
** The series' premise plays this trope to the letter. As the OST says it:
---> ''Do the impossible.''\\
''See the invisible.''\\
''[[MemeticMutation ROW! ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!]]''\\
''Touch the untouchable.''\\
''Break the unbreakable.''\\
''[[MemeticMutation ROW! ROW! FIGHT THE POWAH!]]''
* ''Manga/BlackJack''. [[http://tezukainenglish.com/?q=node/1 Tezuka in English]] sums it up best simply by listing a small fraction of the doctor's work:
-->''Among Black Jack's many medical accomplishments are full-body skin grafts, arm transplants, brain transplants, fingerprint transplants, grafting two people together to share one heart, extracting full-body parasites, operating at lightning speed, operating blind, operating in space, operating on a dozen patients at once, operating on dogs, cats, deer, bears, monkeys, birds, whales, aliens, ghosts, mummies, plants and computers, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome removing a parasitic worm from his own intestines while under assault by a pack of wild dingos]].''
* ''Black Jack 21'' takes all of this and turns it UpToEleven. Example scenario: Dr. Black Jack must save the life of the pilot (critically injured by a point blank grenade hit in the cockpit) of a turbulence-ridden and heavily damaged jet so that he may guide someone else into landing it before the plane runs out of fuel and dooms all of its passengers. However, before BJ can do this, he must first get into the cockpit via an emergency exit that can only be accessed by exiting the passenger cabin and climbing atop of the plane's fuselage, all while the plane is still ''thousands of feet in the air and flying at full speed''.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': The rules of Immortality are spelled out and fixed but Fermet has defied one of the biggies. [[spoiler: Namely that being eaten by another immortal is the only way they can die. He's recovered from it twice.]]
** Also, Claire Stanfield. He thinks he's God, and considering the stuff he does he may not be too far off the mark.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Subverted with Aizen and the Hougyoku. At first, it looks like the reason Aizen wants the Hōgyoku because there are rules separating Shinigami from Hollows and he wants to break them. One example he uses is his claim that he can transcend Reason itself and demonstrates this by [[spoiler: allowing Koutotsu (a being of Reason) to destroy itself]] just by coming into contact with him. However, this trope is subverted because [[spoiler: Aizen himself admits the Hougyoku is incapable of achieving the impossible. It can only achieve that which is possible (no matter how improbable) to achieve without the Hougyoku's involvement]].
** To ensure the perfect HeroicSacrifice, Nozomi breaks the arc's own established rules on how swiftly modsouls die to ensure [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth the canon characters can all swoon suitably over her heroism as they focus on how much she meant to them as she slowly fades away]].
** The Vandereich turns out to be worse than Aizen [[spoiler:by stealing Bankai, absorbing Orihime's Santen Kesshun and Allon]]
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' is driven by an attempt to break RuleNumberOne in Alchemy: EquivalentExchange. [[spoiler: It turns out MagicAIsMagicA, and the best thing an alchemist can do is be creative with their price.]]
** Kimblee acomplishes an downplayed version of this trope by [[spoiler: surviving [[TheAssimilator assimilation by Pride, but holding him back from fleeing into Edward's body]]. Most people would be assimilated is that the constant pressure of the suffering of millions of souls would break their minds, rendering them unable to concentrate enough to maintain individuality.]] Unlike Lin Yao, who survived through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], Kimblee says that [[spoiler:he survived because not only were the screams of the suffering not unpleasant, [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming they were like music to him]].]] Knowing Kimblee, he [[ChaoticEvil probably wasn't bluffing]]
* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': The Supreme Kai thinks this when he finds out how powerful the earth Saiyans are. To explain: this guy is the series' equivalent of {{God}} and yet his power level is nothing compared to them. The saiyans outgrew him by refusing to accept a limit to their potential power. Goku, in his base and weakest form, is ''miles'' ahead of the Supreme Kai in terms of raw power. [[note]] Whilst he doesn't know how to use it to do anything other than blowing up, it's still power, and it's also the only reason why he's lower in the SuperWeight class than the gods His son, Gohan, is even stronger after the oldest god in the universe unlocks his powers. Buu is also stronger than Goku. Buu proceeds to absorb Gohan, Goten, Trunks and Piccolo. With that much power, he can destroy the universe if angered into using it. So, you've got that written down? Now imagine that Vegetto, the fused form of Goku and Vegeta using the Gods' earrings, is even STRONGER than that... [[UpToEleven in his base form]]. Now try to picture how much real estate damage he could do as a Super Saiyan 3. Or worse. As a Super Saiyan 3 Giant Monkey. [[SerialEscalation Gogeta Super Saiyan 4 is the fusion of Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan 4 form]], who are stronger than almost anything in the series. A flick of his finger could end the universe as we know it. [[/note]]
** When Vegetto was turned into a jawbreaker by Super Buu, he revealed he could not only control himself in that state, but effectively fight him, and was even ''more'' dangerous as a candy drop, because of the small size and speed that made it harder for Buu to fight him. No other character has even demonstrated that they could become completely mobile when Buu turned them into candy. The implication with Vegetto is that he could by simply being that strong.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpbcjjDA8R8 Movie 5: Countdown to Heaven]]. Conan jumps between two ''skyscrapers'' on a ''skateboard''. [[SerialEscalation And it only gets crazier from there]].(Warning: some spoilers for the ending.)
** The main series has Kaito Kid's voice manipulation ability. He can perfectly imitate anyone's voice, even girls and young children. Conan requires a device created by a MadScientist to do that, and when he first witnesses Kaito's ability this is what he thinks.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Light ''tries'' to do this with the Death Note's rules but MagicAIsMagicA and he can only fake it. It bites him in the ass later on.
* ''DieBuster'':
** In episode 5, we find out that [[spoiler:The last space monster is trapped in a black hole, and is attempting to break out of it. Not only does it succeed despite Nono's best efforts, but it OVERCOMES the black hole in size and uses it as it's POWER SOURCE. Note that the black hole is the one created in {{Gunbuster}} with the self-destruction of the Excelion.]]
** In the final battle in episode 6, [[spoiler:Lal'c and Nono not only obliterate the space monster, which had taken a planet to the face and shook it off as if nothing happened, but they also CRACK a black hole. After that, what appears to be a giant pair or hands clasps over the black hole until it is subdued.]] Even the android military advisor on one of the remaining ships stated something to the effect of, "It is pointless to try and explain. They are now beyond our understanding..."
** Summed up nicely with this line: [[spoiler: The black hole is splitting....that's not allowed in this universe..."]]
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' commenced before the Mega (Ultimate in the original) level was introduced in the broader canon, so the level only first appeared within the last third of the series; as such the series generally called the Ultimate (Perfect in the original) level the strongest level and its members "fully-evolved" and "strongest Digimon". It was introduced by Myotismon (Vamdemon), already an immensely powerful Ultimate who had already singlehandedly overwhelmed the heroes several times before being killed, being resurrected as the Mega-level [=VenomMyotismon=] ([=VenomVamdemon=]) and proceeding to wipe the floor with the heroes. Matt (Yamato) compares it to changing the rules partway through the game.
** DigimonTheMovie (or the 2nd Movie in Japan) takes this even further when two Mega-level Digimon digivolve together to create a Digimon beyond the Mega-level. Possibly averted in the Japan version when the Digimon aren't evolving together merely merging into one creating a Digimon at the same-level just stronger.
** [[SerialEscalation And they continue this in every season, with the protagonists reaching Mega as soon as it becomes necessary...]] and every single time, it comes as a result of what can only be called divine intervention.
*** Season 1 - Two of the protagonists get shot by holy arrows.
*** Season 2 - The Digital World's equivalent of a god lends them their power.
*** Season 3 - The Digimon [[spoiler:''merge with their partners'']] to reach Mega, and require the power of the aforementioned god to do it outside of the Digital World.
*** Season 4 - The angels that rule over the Digital World give them the power. Twice. Takuya and Koji effectively had ''two'' Mega levels (Fusion Hybrid and Zeta Hybrid, the latter of which was much more powerful) and both times needed divine intervention.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' It's kinda hard to tell if there are [[MindScrew any rules to begin with]] but a few likely candiates are
** It's established early on and confirmed near the end that N.O. capability humans need to be hit by Haruka's bat to use their heads as portals. That never happens to Eri, yet she summoned a Medical Machinan machine after headbutting Naota.[[ItsAllThereInTheManual The director's commentary]] explains it was because of how Naota and Eri knocked noggins when Naota is hit by Haruka's moped earlier. There's some kind of transitive property to it but still weird.
** How does Canti fly in the second episode? It's like he took fake decorative wings and made them magic when no one was looking. "It flies around like its never heard of gravity."
** On a meta level, it has more [[DoubleEntendre double entendres]] and [[FreudWasRight half-veiled sexual references]] than some hentai, and yet it's definitely neither that nor ecchi.
* ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' ends with ThePowerOfLove taking the form of an actual [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wm5dHPL6Rg King of Hearts]]. Remember, the people doing this are a martial artist and his WrenchWench. Neither of them have supernatural powers.
** Then there's [[BadassGrandpa Master Asia]], who regularly beats the crap out of giant robots with a cloth belt...[[VariableLengthChain its length seems to vary greatly depending on need]]. He can also stand on lasers, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower kick buldings 50 feet up in the air,]] and teach tactics to giant robot zombies. Why? he's [[BadassGrandpa Master Asia]] that's why.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' features
** Jack Rakan who does this regularly. For example: a particular villain had [[spoiler: warped reality so that he ''ceases to exist entirely'', prompting a HeroicBSOD and SuperPoweredEvilSide relapse in the KidHero. Rakan immediately ''wills himself back into existing'' temporarily, for the sole purpose of [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan smacking Negi upside the head]]]]. Chisame says he has 'infinite cheats'.
** Vampires are stated to be weak to garlic but Evangeline adds it to her ramen. They're also weak to sunlight, and crosses, and running water, and all the other "traditional weaknesses"... there's a reason why one of Eva's titles translates as "Daywalker" and why she's the series' patron saint for TrainingFromHell.
** A prerequisite of a Pactio is having a soul. Chachamaru believed she couldn't get a Pactio because she is an artificial construct. Either she really did have a soul, or Negi's magic is great enough to screw over the rules of the Pactio system and ''create'' a soul.
** The Class Rep almost broke the Pactio system when she pacted with Negi; her love for him was so great she inverted the spell and nearly became the dominant partner in the contract, despite not having any magical power. This one of the only examples of love being quantifiably taken Beyond The Impossible.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Killer Bee can transform into his biju without going nuts, which the previous two jinchuriki (one of them TheHero) demonstrated to be impossible. [[spoiler: At least until chapter 571, when Naruto tames Kurama and can transform at will. However, due to the bond being incomplete, Naruto can only stay in full Biju Mode for 5-8 minutes at most.]]
** [[spoiler:Kushina Uzumaki]] survived having a Tailed Beast extracted from her, something that was assumed to be universally fatal.
** The Third Raikage [[NoSell No Selling]][[spoiler: a ''Rasenshuriken'',]] an attack that, up to this point, had pretty much instantly disintegrated everything else it hit. [[spoiler: Even the ''[[EldritchAbomination Kurama]]'' took more damage from it.]]
** Chapter 533: Chouji [[PowerGivesYouWings grows chakra wings]] [[spoiler: without using the three soldier pills in succession,]] a feat that ''blows away his own father.''
** During the [[spoiler:Fourth Ninja World War]], Naruto's Kage Bunshins become this trope. These are supposed to disappear after taking one direct hit, and yet Naruto sends them to several battlefields where they take down enemies who are supposedly immortal.
** [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha]] does this a lot, he first somehow revived at a young age, then he drops colossal meteors out of thin air without hand seals or calling out the attack. He later manages to cancel [[spoiler:Edo Tensei]], revive at young age despite [[spoiler:dying old]], unleash Susanoo without his eyes, extract all [[spoiler: nine tailed beasts]] within minutes, and use [[spoiler:Kamui as the ten tailed beast container]] despite the original wielder being incapable of doing such a thing.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': [[Creator/EiichiroOda Their creator]] says their 'heart' does it, [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum somehow]].
** Zoro can talk with a sword in his mouth.
** Sanji can ignite his legs with stomping and not get burned. UNDERWATER, even. He kicked Duval ''pretty''.
** A sword ''ate'' a fruit that turns it into an elephant. This one is explained as a breakthrough by the series' resident OmnidisciplinaryScientist, Vegapunk. Oda has hinted that when he finally makes his appearance, a lot of questions will be answered.
** Blackbeard managed to steal [[spoiler:Whitebeard's]] Devil Fruit powers; almost two hundred chapters prior, it was stated that anyone who tried to use the power of more than one Devil Fruit would explode, and it still hasn't been explained how he did it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''[='=]s Shizuo. First of all he's super strong in a show that (some elements aside) is pretty realistic. More impossible, he's broken so many bones its amazing he can even walk. His buddy Shinra, a doctor, stopped trying to figure out how he does it. At one point, he punches a thug so hard he knocks him out of his clothing.
* ''TheSlayers'' uses theurgic magic (meaning it draws from faith in Gods or Demons). Martina uses a curse, on raw willpower drawing from the energy of a spirit that doesn't exist, since ''she made it up''. Granted, it isn't nearly as impressive as ''nearly anyone's'' magic, but that she can use this at all, even for minor curses or dowsing is insane.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and its {{SpinOff}}s ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' and ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'' all demonstrate that the rules of setting ''can'' be rewritten.
** Homura is an irregularity among Magical Girls because Kyubey can't remember making a contract with her. Kyokou notes that this should be impossible. [[spoiler: Indeed it is. Homura made a contract with Kyubey in a previous time line.]]
** Kyubey tells Madoka that her potential as a MagicalGirl is so great it's theoretical impossible. [[spoiler: This is because Homura converged dozens of times lines on her in quest to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.]]
** [[spoiler: Madoka ascends to godhood, generates a new body, and kills her own witch form. This caused a RealityBreakingParadox that made her AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. In the end, she rewrote the rules of the setting by exterminating witches and is implied to have created magical girl {{heaven}}.]]
** [[Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica For instance]] It's possible to have [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahoushoujo_kazumi_magica_the_innocent_malice/v01/c007/25.html two Soul Gems in the same body]]]]. ''Manga/ElfenLied'' parallels are noted.
* In ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' Ekuryua's driving is so bad that she induces motion sickness in a shuttle full of Abh. This is supposed to be impossible because Abh are ''genetically engineered'' to fly in ships without inertia dampening.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': Sakaki Shio, the "100-dan" karate master of Ryozanpaku, versus [[RivalTurnedEvil Akira Hongo]], the "God Fist" of YAMI's One Shadow Nine Fists. They engage each other in battle and manage to knock each other unconscious at the same time after a grueling fight. They keep right on fighting '' '''DESPITE BEING COMPLETELY UNCONSCIOUS''' ''.
* Marcus from ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' once broke an unbreakable shield with his bare fist.
* Luke in ''Anime/TheSacredBlacksmith'' specializes in forging katanas. Eventually he forges a katana that is [[AbsurdlySharpBlade so perfect, so sharp,]] that he sticks it into a table and orders someone to take their sword and strike the katana. Remember, this katana is at rest. Absolutely no motion or force is behind it. The other sword is swung at full force and ''its blade'' gets sliced cleanly in half without so much as leaving a scratch on the katana. Impossible would be the Katana surviving the strike. In this case, Beyond the impossible is the striking weapon being cleanly destroyed without so much as a resulting blemish in the effort. This isn't even one of his magically forged ones (those break pretty easily). This one was made the mundane way with mundane materials and yet it still does the above.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': Natsuru marries [[spoiler: ''himself'']] and even more impossible [[spoiler: he has a little girl with himself.]] Despite all this it could be averted as [[MindScrew there was a lot of weird stuff in that episode.]]
* ''Manga/MedakaBox''
** Despite a lot of extreme and reality bending abilities, Aka Aoki has the distinction of an Abnormality that is impossible according to the series' own logic. She can infect any person with any sickness ...and she uses it to ''cure'' any damage done during Flask 13 and the subsequent trials.
** Iihiko [[spoiler: kills Anshin'in even though some of her skills include invincibility and guaranteed victory against a stronger opponent]].
* Averted in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi''. One of Seiji's classmates [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/MidorinoHibi3/170450-7.html claimed he did this]] by punching out a car but Seiji sweatdrops and says that's impossible.
* ''Anime/HeroicAge''. Bellcross punches a BLACK HOLE.
* ''HighSchoolDXD''.
** Issei has a PowerFist that doubles his power every ten seconds, but resets automatically every five or six boosts according to how much power his body can handle. Then [[TheRival Vali]] unintentionally threatened to [[ItMakesSenseInContext cut Rias's bust size in half]] prompting [[spoiler: an UnstoppableRage and ''dozens upon dozens'' of boosts far beyond Issei's previously-established limits.]]
** There's also Issei accidentally [[spoiler: ''summoning the breast god'']] whose existence was completely unknown to ''other gods''.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' has a place in Kotou called the "Shrine of Seiryuu"; a PhysicalGod that stands opposed to the god Suzaku. In this place, the warriors of Suzaku are forbidden entry by a magic barrier that specifically targets them and the priestess of Suzaku is paralyzed. [[spoiler: Chichiri can get in nonetheless because "I'm trickery, you know?" while Tomahome is [[ThePowerOfLove powered by love.]]]] To a native of the Universe of the Four Gods this is as impossible as someone ignoring the laws of Thermodynamics in real life.
* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. Tenmoku Ikko can cut Fecor's Magnesia with the Nietono no Shana; a feat that no Crimson Lord has ever matched. He's just a torch with a treasure tool!
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' has three examples:
** In ''World Record'', Dan manages to run fast enough to cause glitches in the Matrix as it struggles to keep up with him. Even when the Matrix ''freezes the program'', it doesn't stop him for long.
** After the Machines manage to reconnect him and make sure he can never walk again, he briefly manages to glitch gravity and begin ''floating''.
-->'''Dan''': ''FREE!''
** In ''Kid's Story'', The Kid woke ''himself'' up from the Matrix, an act ''nobody'' considered possible.
* The Air Tracks of ''Manga/AirGear'' stretch the possible to its breaking point but it's subverted. It is easy to forget that tricks ''[[NotQuiteFlight only seemed]]'' to be able to grant users flight, in the beginning of the manga. Over two hundred chapters in, and everyone with something roll-capable (including soda cans!) on their feet seems to put ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender airbending]]'' [[BlowYouAway to shame]]. The real kicker near the end of the series. [[spoiler: Clashing the energies of the Sky and Storm Regalias somehow disrupts gravity for a moment on Earth that people and objects temporarily float in the air. They ''defied'' the laws of physics to do this.]]
* In ''TV'', [[Anime/AllPurposeCulturalCatgirlNukuNuku Nuku]] rides her bike so fast that she winds up [[TimeTravel 15 years in the past]] when she finally stops.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': The price for sealing card #53 'Void' was the 'precious feeling' of the most powerful mage. This ended up being [[spoiler: Syaoran]] due to the other candidate being exhausted at the time. The card was sealed and transformed but [[spoiler: Syaoran]] didn't forget after all.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Emperor Charles said it was impossible to [[spoiler: geass the world's equivalent to {{God}}]], and when you think how Geass is referred to as 'the power of the king' it makes sense. Lelouch thought otherwise.
* ''Manga/CyborgGrandpaG'' doesn't agree with your interpretation of the word "impossible".
* ''Manga/GambleFish'' screws laws of physics and biology [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum because a gambler's soul transcends the body's endurance]] or something like that. Of course, how much of this is genuinely impossible, how much is [[RuleOfCool excused by coolness]] and how much is psychological warfare is fluid.
* ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'': Yushiro frequently does things with a TA that are considered both suicidal and impossible.
* '' Anime/GunXSword'' in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK''. Van not only resists the [[spoiler: overskill of Lionettor (which lowers pilot morale down to lowest possible value)]] but flat-over overpowers it and buffs his team to full. He does this by [[ThePowerOfLove shouting his love for Helena.]]
* Manga/KingOfBanditJing is an ImpossibleThief in general but one time takes the cake: stealing 'desire' from a personification of ''{{Greed}}''.
* ''Manga/{{MAR}}'': Phantom is the Number 1 Chess Knight for a reason. [[spoiler: It becomes apparent during the fight with Ginta. He is shown to be capable of summoning up to ''five'' Guardians ''at the same time'', a feat unaccomplished by anyone else ever.]] Dorothy said outright that this is impossible, and Alan equated the feat to writing two dissimilar letters—one with each hand. [[spoiler: Most people can only summon ''one'' Guardian due to the incredible stress on stamina, mental strength and magic power. Not to mention you can't move much while one's out. [[SerialEscalation And he isn't restrained to using techniques of this level only once during the battle]].]]
* ''Anime/RioRainbowGate'': The Sky Resort, a building that flies without any visible propulsion, defying all kinds of physics and gravity laws.
* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'': The second half of episode 13 looks like it's going to be the student council reflecting on their memories of the past year, but it quickly turns absurd when they flash back to events that never happened, never can happen and, in the case of Mutsumi, are in a completely different ''genre''. It gets weirder: apparently Tsuda's souvenir ''changed'' to conform to Shino's warped memory, causing Tsuda to go into a short HeroicBSOD. In other words, it literally WARPS REALITY, which flies in the face of the rules of the rest of the series which is otherwise mostly a SliceOfLife.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Gildarts broke a [[spoiler: ''freaking black hole!'']]
* ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'': One of the main constants throughout the series is that normal humans cannot stand up to gods. [[spoiler: Youth Form smashes this apart, as those given Protection have the same overwhelming life force and magical capacity as a Campione. Erica was able to defeat the [[DemonicPossession possessed Ena]] using it.]]
* ''Manga/TigerMask'': A wrestler that is good in strength, technique and fouls is stated in-universe to be impossible, as [[WeakButSkilled a fine technician needs to have reduced muscle mass that won't hamper the fast use of techniques]], [[UnskilledButStrong a strength-based wrestler is prevented from using the finest techniques as he's hampered by his own muscle mass and weight]], and a fine technician with enormous strength wouldn't have the time to learn the worst fouls (as shown by Mil Mascaras and El Sicodelico, physically very strong and masters of technique who bluntly admitted they are ''pathetic'' at fouls). Yet, Miracle 3 is one of the finest technicians of the series, in terms of strength he's inferior only to [[TheBrute Gorilla Man]] and a freaking ''yeti'', and, as a Tiger's Cave pupil, he's very good at fouls. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope It's later discovered he's actually three wrestlers with a similar build, one being a very skilled technician, one being ludicrously strong and one being among the foulest Tiger's Cave pupils in history]].]]
* ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'': Downplayed for a mundane example; Akira playing four different games at once and ending all of them with tied scores. Deliberately achieving a draw with an opponent that is not also trying to do the same is one of the most difficult things to do in Go, and the skill level of your opponent makes no real difference. Akira doing this in four simultaneous games is treated as a superhuman achievement.
* ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'': Invoked. As seen in his quote, his LimitBreak broke the limit. Platina Ezel is the first to reach Limit Break 5 skill.
* ''Manga/CityHunter'': At 1 km Roy shot [[SerialEscalation the barrel of Fumaguchi's rifle, then he shot the rifle, his belt, his tie and the buttons of his shirt]]. A scared Fumaguchi [[LampshadeHanging remarked they were impossible shots...]]
* ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'': Like Tasha's Song of Moirae, Ryuhwan can access a powerful, albeit weaker, form by allowing a large amount of mana to enter his body. ''Unlike'' Tasha's though, he can enter this state without being driven insane but can only use it in a limited amount of time before his body [[HeroicRROD rebounds from the strain]].
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has Tojo; a completely normal human, no special powers or contracts, capable of fighting toe-to-toe with the most powerful demons. At one point, a demon (who is used to fighting other demons) uses a hypersonic sword to pull a SingleStrokeBattle on him. Except Tojo blocks and breaks the blade ''with his bare hands''. The watching demons are stunned nearly speechless, and decide that they (read: powerful soldier demons trained to fight other powerful soldier demons) need to team up to fight him. He defeats them offscreen.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Saitama's strength training is absurdly simplistic, but it made him able to defeat skyscraper-sized monsters with less effort then ComicBook/{{Superman}} does. The other characters who have heard his explanation comment on how flat-out impossible his strength is when compared to what he claims to have done.
** His ''speed'' is so far beyond super-human it is ridiculous. During the first fight with Speed of Sound Sonic, Sonic performs a series of high speed dodges that would be impossible for any normal human to ''see'', let alone keep up with. When Saitama finally decides to move, he moves so fast that even Sonic can't see it.
* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Fremea Seivelun manages through sheer willpower to [[spoiler: hack the entire Academy City's AIM field to both end the Agitate Halation effect that was driving many of the heroes crazy and turn an AIM thought being vulnerable]]. These feats are supposed to be impossible because Fremea is a Level 0 esper; someone with no power.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' notes several instances within the otherwise solid consistency of this death-game RPG's rules: When you die in game, you die in real-life, period. However, both lead characters have occasionally bypassed the rules of the game through sheer will, performing game feats that no others can do, albeit extremely rarely. Coming back to the game after being killed, to note one instance.

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