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* When ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} tried fighting Finesse (who might be his daughter) so that he'll remember her (the modifications to his brain that let him memorize and copy skills instantly also prevent him from forming long-term memories meaning he'll forget her soon after their meeting), he realizes it won't work. Finesse's fighting style is a mix of copied fighting styles like his own because she has similar abilities to his (which is why she thinks she could be his daughter), meaning she effectively has ''no'' Fighting Fingerprint.

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* When ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} tried fighting Finesse (who might be his daughter) so that he'll remember her (the modifications to his brain that let him memorize and copy skills instantly also prevent him from forming long-term memories meaning he'll forget her soon after their meeting), he realizes realized it won't work. Finesse's fighting style is a mix of copied fighting styles like his own because she has similar abilities to his (which is why she thinks she could be his daughter), meaning she effectively has ''no'' Fighting Fingerprint.


* When ComicBook/Taskmaster tries fighting Finesse (who might be his daughter) so that he'll remember her (the modifications to his brain that let him memorize and copy skills instantly also prevent him from forming long-term memories meaning he'll forget her soon after their meeting), he realizes it won't work. Finesse's fighting style is a mix of copied fighting styles like his own because she has similar abilities to his (which is why she thinks she could be his daughter), meaning she effectively has ''no'' Fighting Fingerprint.

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* When ComicBook/Taskmaster tries ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} tried fighting Finesse (who might be his daughter) so that he'll remember her (the modifications to his brain that let him memorize and copy skills instantly also prevent him from forming long-term memories meaning he'll forget her soon after their meeting), he realizes it won't work. Finesse's fighting style is a mix of copied fighting styles like his own because she has similar abilities to his (which is why she thinks she could be his daughter), meaning she effectively has ''no'' Fighting Fingerprint.

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* When ComicBook/Taskmaster tries fighting Finesse (who might be his daughter) so that he'll remember her (the modifications to his brain that let him memorize and copy skills instantly also prevent him from forming long-term memories meaning he'll forget her soon after their meeting), he realizes it won't work. Finesse's fighting style is a mix of copied fighting styles like his own because she has similar abilities to his (which is why she thinks she could be his daughter), meaning she effectively has ''no'' Fighting Fingerprint.

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* ''VideoGame/AceCombat''
** In ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', as Pops and the Wardog squadron flee from the 8492nd squadron, the leader of the 8492nd notices Popsí flying style and realizes that heís actually Huckenbein the Raven, an ace pilot who betrayed his homeland during the [[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Belkan War]].
** {{Inverted}} in ''VideoGame/AceCombat7SkiesUnknown''. When Trigger has his final showdown with Mihaly, Count, Húxiän, and Jeager all notice how Mihaly was flying like the drone that Trigger and Count had encountered in "Transfer Orders". They then realize that it was the other way around, and that it was the drone that was flying like Mihaly. [[spoiler:The FinalBoss, Hugin and Munin, also had their flying styles based off of Mihaly.]]


** During the wedding fight in the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' crossover, Oliver ends up fighting a masked man, wielding a bow and matching him blow for blow. Oliver has his suspicions about the identity of the attacker, which are proven right, when Oliver-X unmasks himself during their next encounter. It's a little strange that their fighting styles are identical, since Oliver's is based on a mix of what he learned on Lian Yu and from TheMafiya.

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** During the wedding fight in the ''Series/CrisisOnEarthX'' crossover, Oliver ends up fighting a masked man, wielding a bow and matching him blow for blow. Oliver has his suspicions about the identity of the attacker, which are proven right, when Oliver-X unmasks himself during their next encounter. It's a little strange that their fighting styles are identical, since Oliver's is based on a mix of what he learned on Lian Yu and Yu, from TheMafiya.TheMafiya and the League of Assassins.


* Helena Bertinelli identifies Oliver Queen as the Hood on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' after fighting the Hood in one scene and watching Oliver fight in another.

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Helena Bertinelli identifies Oliver Queen as the Hood on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' after fighting the Hood in one scene and watching Oliver fight in another.another.
** As a former member of the League of Assassins, Damien Darhk recognizes that Thea has the same training after watching her fight, and even jokingly asks how the current Ra's al Ghul is doing, unaware that he's talking to his daughter.


*** Zuko was also forced to [[CoverBlowingSuperpower out himself as a firebender]] while defending an Earth Kingdom village he was staying in from some Earth Kingdom soldiers who were abusing their authority. He was doing fine with just his swords until the leader of the group proved to be a strong enough earthbender that Zuko had to go all-out in order to win. Afterward he had to flee [[UngratefulTownsfolk the village he'd just saved]].



*** Zuko was also forced to [[CoverBlowingSuperpower out himself as a firebender]] while defending an Earth Kingdom village he was staying in from some Earth Kingdom soldiers who were abusing their authority. He was doing fine with just his swords until the leader of the group proved to be a strong enough earthbender that Zuko had to go all-out in order to win. Afterward he had to flee [[UngratefulTownsfolk the village he'd just saved]].


** [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Jet]] tries at one point forcing Zuko to use his [[PlayingWithFire firebending]] so the people of Earth Kingdom would realise he's a citizen of the Fire Nation hiding in their country. The reason why he knew Zuko to be a firebender in the first place is because his uncle used firebending to ''[[MundaneUtility warm up his tea]]''.
*** Zuko was also forced to out himself as a firebender while defending an Earth Kingdom village he was staying in from some Earth Kingdom soldiers who were abusing their authority. He was doing fine with just his swords until the leader of the group proved to be a strong enough earthbender that Zuko had to go all-out in order to win. Afterward he had to flee the village he'd just saved.


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** Multiple times when hiding his identity, Zuko tries to avoid [[PlayingWithFire firebending]] by [[FightsLikeANormal fighting with swords instead]]. It doesn't always work out:
*** In his guise as the Blue Spirit, he breaks into Admiral Zhao's prison and fights the guards with just his swords. His cover is blown when Zhao recognizes that Zuko and the Blue Spirit own the same pair of swords.
*** [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Jet]] tries at one point forcing Zuko to use his firebending so the people of Earth Kingdom would realise he's a citizen of the Fire Nation hiding in their country. The reason why he knew Zuko to be a firebender in the first place is because his uncle used firebending to ''[[MundaneUtility warm up his tea]]''.
*** Zuko was also forced to [[CoverBlowingSuperpower out himself as a firebender]] while defending an Earth Kingdom village he was staying in from some Earth Kingdom soldiers who were abusing their authority. He was doing fine with just his swords until the leader of the group proved to be a strong enough earthbender that Zuko had to go all-out in order to win. Afterward he had to flee [[UngratefulTownsfolk the village he'd just saved]].


* ''Series/{{Treadstone}}''. A CIA agent is shown security video of some psycho who killed everyone in a 7/11 store. On further study however, he notes the smooth one-handed draw, his quick and accurate shooting, and rather than just shooting from right-to-left like most right-shooters would, he selected his targets on the basis of threat level--from the physically fit to the oldest--showing calm thinking under pressure. All of which fit a Treadstone SuperSoldier.

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* ''Series/{{Treadstone}}''. A CIA agent is shown security video of some psycho who killed everyone in a 7/11 store. On further study however, he notes the smooth one-handed draw, his quick and the fast yet accurate shooting, and rather than just shooting from right-to-left like most right-shooters right-handed shooters would, he the shooter selected his targets on the basis of threat level--from the youngest and physically fit to the oldest--showing calm thinking under pressure. All of which fit a Treadstone SuperSoldier.

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* ''Series/{{Treadstone}}''. A CIA agent is shown security video of some psycho who killed everyone in a 7/11 store. On further study however, he notes the smooth one-handed draw, his quick and accurate shooting, and rather than just shooting from right-to-left like most right-shooters would, he selected his targets on the basis of threat level--from the physically fit to the oldest--showing calm thinking under pressure. All of which fit a Treadstone SuperSoldier.


->The weapons might have been different, and the security camera footage was hardly the best, but Kagami knew the nuances of a personís fighting style; knew how they expressed themselves through combat. Every fencer had a hallmark; a signature they affixed to every battle with the tip of their blade. No two fencers fought the same; Kagamiís ripostes were second to none, her motherís strikes were more Flemish than Italian, and her grandfatherís kendo lessons shone through every thrust of her fatherís foil.

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->The -->The weapons might have been different, and the security camera footage was hardly the best, but Kagami knew the nuances of a personís fighting style; knew how they expressed themselves through combat. Every fencer had a hallmark; a signature they affixed to every battle with the tip of their blade. No two fencers fought the same; Kagamiís ripostes were second to none, her motherís strikes were more Flemish than Italian, and her grandfatherís kendo lessons shone through every thrust of her fatherís foil.


* Inverted in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''. When Jiraiya goes to fight Pain, he assumes that it's his former student Nagato because they both possess the [[MagicalEye Rinnegan]]. However, when they start fighting, Jiraiya notices that Pain only uses Summoning Techniques, which wouldn't make sense, because Nagato has mastered every ninja technique known to man. It's the first of many hints that he's got the wrong guy [[spoiler:or more accurately, it's not the ''real'' Nagato fighting him personally]].

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* Inverted in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''. When Jiraiya goes to fight Pain, he assumes that it's his former student Nagato because they both possess the [[MagicalEye Rinnegan]]. However, when they start fighting, Jiraiya notices that Pain only uses Summoning Techniques, which wouldn't make sense, because Nagato has mastered every ninja technique known to man.man (or at least, every single one Jiraiya knew and taught him). It's the first of many hints that he's got the wrong guy [[spoiler:or more accurately, it's not the ''real'' Nagato fighting him personally]].


** Less Egregious then most, as a Kata is a VERY formalized training set of moves. While Shredder only sees the tail end...you actually COULD recognize a school by the kata.

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** Less Egregious then This case is less egregious than most, as a Kata is a VERY formalized training set of moves. While Shredder only sees the tail end...you actually COULD recognize a school by the kata.

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* ''Fanfic/TheDimensionalDrifter'': Yuya makes the connection between Judai and Sora when he notices that both are experts in Fusion Summoning but are inexperienced with Action Duels. That's when he starts prodding Sora about his background, and asks Judai if they went to the same Academia, as this particular combination of skills is extremely unusual in the city Yuya's from.

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* In ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'', [[spoiler:Metal Face]] attacks Dunban with a move only used by [[spoiler:his old comrade Mumkhar]]. In fact, the disguised character did this deliberately for the express purpose of taunting Dunban.

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