: A magic user also happens to be a skilled martial artist.
- Straight: Walter is not only an accomplished spellcaster, but he has a mastery of martial arts as well.
- Exaggerated: Every single magic user in the story is a skilled martial artist, regardless of age or any other limitations.
- Downplayed: Walter is a skilled martial artist and a wizard. But most of his magic is focused on making him faster and stronger.
- Walter took up martial arts because he felt that he couldn't just rely on magic alone in combat.
- Or alternatively, magic has limitations which require the user to be physically fit, so he picked an activity that would also have a use in combat.
- Or in this universe, magic and physical fighting are intertwined so that casting spells occurs simultaneously with punches, kicks, grabs, etc.
- Subverted: Despite his physical prowess, Walter isn't all that good in a fight...
- Double Subverted:
- ...Or so he wants his opponent to believe. Once the enemy lets their guard down, he shows his true power.
- ...at frontal assaults, at least. Switching strategies to using choke-holds and throws works a lot better for him.
- Parodied: An enemy boasts that he cannot be harmed by magic, so Walter punches him in the face.
- Zig Zagged: Walter loses his magic powers and decides to take up martial arts. He becomes a master of them. He later regains his powers and relies on them so much that he forgets his martial arts training.
- Averted: No magic users are martial artists and no martial artists are magic users.
- Enforced: To be able to enter the inner circle of the Wizards Guild, Walter must defeat a demon using only martial arts and no magic.
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Walter is advised to take up martial arts to increase his combat skills.
- Exploited: ???
- All magic users must take a vow never to fight with anything but their magic.
- Martial artists view magic as a perversion of the art of combat and consider it taboo.
- Discussed: "I always wondered they called Walter "The Lightning Wizard" even though he specializes in fire spells. I guess they were talking about his reflexes and hand-to-hand combat skills."
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: Walter ends up neglecting his magic for his martial arts training and is less powerful than other wizards magic-wise as a result.
- Reconstructed: Having balanced abilities still comes in handy though.
Use your fists or use your mind to get back to Kung-Fu Wizard
. Really, either works for me.