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->''A jack of all trades, and a master of none\\
Often much better than a master of one''
-->'''Anonymous adage'''


* In ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'', Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex are the Jacks-of-All-Stats for the Good Side and the Evil Side respectively, with balanced stats in top speed, acceleration and turning.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'', Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex are the Jacks-of-All-Stats for the Good Side and the Evil Side respectively, with balanced stats in top speed, acceleration and turning. Also, unsurprisingly, Fake Crash has entirely balanced stats as well.


* The Human race in ''Monster Girl Quest: Paradox'' starts out as this. It has balanced stats and no weaknesses or resistances to elements or status effects. It does have one specialty: learning abilities that manipulate experience gain. Human characters become {{Master Of None}}s later on due to not being able to switch to more advanced races, unlike the monster and angel characters. However, there are sidequests that unlock additional races that humans can advance to, making them useful again.

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* The Human race in ''Monster Girl Quest: Paradox'' starts out as this. It has balanced stats and no weaknesses or resistances to elements or status effects. It does have one specialty: learning abilities that manipulate experience gain. Human characters become {{Master Of None}}s later on due to not being able to switch to more advanced races, unlike the monster and angel characters. However, there are sidequests that unlock additional races that humans can advance to, making them useful again.

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* The Human race in ''Monster Girl Quest: Paradox'' starts out as this. It has balanced stats and no weaknesses or resistances to elements or status effects. It does have one specialty: learning abilities that manipulate experience gain. Human characters become {{Master Of None}}s later on due to not being able to switch to more advanced races, unlike the monster and angel characters. However, there are sidequests that unlock additional races that humans can advance to, making them useful again.


* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, it tends to be a character other than Sonic himself (since he has an obvious focus on speed in one form or another):
** ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'''s Jacks-Of-All-Stats are [[VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg Billy Hatcher]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]], whose cars have pretty middle-of-the-road stats. Sonic himself has high acceleration, average top speed, low handling, and crazy-powerful turbo.

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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' games, it tends to be a character other than Sonic himself (since he has an obvious focus on speed in one form or another):
** ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'''s Jacks-Of-All-Stats are [[VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg Billy Hatcher]] and [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose]], Rose, whose cars have pretty middle-of-the-road stats. Sonic himself has high acceleration, average top speed, low handling, and crazy-powerful turbo.



* In a rare example of the mascot character not fitting this role, Tails the Jack-Of-All-Stats for both ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', using machinery to battle while maintaining decent offense and defense without excelling in any one area. In both games, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog is the fastest character, but his damage per hit is among the lowest of the cast.

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* In a rare example of the mascot character not fitting this role, Tails the Jack-Of-All-Stats for both ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', using machinery to battle while maintaining decent offense and defense without excelling in any one area. In both games, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog is the fastest character, but his damage per hit is among the lowest of the cast.



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%%* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' - Sonic is generally a FragileSpeedster in crossover games, but in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' he becomes a fighting style Jack of All Stats, and in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' he becomes the RPG kind of Jack of All Stats, except for that he's the fastest character.

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%%* ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGameSonicTheHedgehog'' - Sonic is generally a FragileSpeedster in crossover games, but in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' he becomes a fighting style Jack of All Stats, and in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' he becomes the RPG kind of Jack of All Stats, except for that he's the fastest character.


* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than BareFistedMonk Kevin's, her speed is lower than TrapMaster Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than StoneWall Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.

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* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than BareFistedMonk Kevin's, her speed is lower than TrapMaster Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than StoneWall Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just offensive spells. The only really exceptional thing about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't is that she can have the best at anything amongst buff or debuff spells among the six heroes.party, but that depends on which class change she goes through.


* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than BareFistedMonk Kevin's, her speed is lower than TrapMaster/{{Ninja}} Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than StoneWall Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.

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* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than BareFistedMonk Kevin's, her speed is lower than TrapMaster/{{Ninja}} TrapMaster Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than StoneWall Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.


* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than Kevin's, her speed is lower than Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.

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* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than BareFistedMonk Kevin's, her speed is lower than TrapMaster/{{Ninja}} Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than StoneWall Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.

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* Riesz in ''VideoGame/TrialsOfMana''. Her physical attacks are weaker than Kevin's, her speed is lower than Hawkeye's, her defense is worse than Duran's, and her magic spells aren't as powerful or varied as GlassCannon Angela's or WhiteMagicianGirl Charlotte's (even after class changes). However, Riesz is still ''good'' at everything, with decent stats and spells that let her fill just about any role if she's one of the three chosen main characters. It's just that Riesz isn't the best at anything amongst the six heroes.


The Jack-of-All-Stats is a member of the CompetitiveBalance lineup who does not specialize, and explicitly so. ''Strong'' but not ''The Strongest'', ''Fast'' but not ''The Fastest'', ''Tough'' but not ''The Toughest''. Good at everything, the best at nothing (except maybe a CompetitiveBalance). His biggest strength is his lack of any glaring weaknesses, and biggest weakness is his lack of any remarkable strengths. He may have trouble dealing with characters whose skills are more extreme than his if they're allowed to press their advantages. Some games tout the FragileSpeedster as [[SkillGateCharacter great for beginners,]] while the MightyGlacier is [[DifficultButAwesome for experts only]]. In other games, the FragileSpeedster can be [[InertiaIsAHarshMistress tough to control]] while the MightyGlacier is easier to handle. In either case, the Jack-of-All-Stats is an all around safe bet for anyone.

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The Jack-of-All-Stats is a member of the CompetitiveBalance lineup who does not specialize, and explicitly so. ''Strong'' but not ''The Strongest'', ''Fast'' but not ''The Fastest'', ''Tough'' but not ''The Toughest''. Good at everything, the best at nothing (except maybe a CompetitiveBalance).nothing. His biggest strength is his lack of any glaring weaknesses, and biggest weakness is his lack of any remarkable strengths. He may have trouble dealing with characters whose skills are more extreme than his if they're allowed to press their advantages. Some games tout the FragileSpeedster as [[SkillGateCharacter great for beginners,]] while the MightyGlacier is [[DifficultButAwesome for experts only]]. In other games, the FragileSpeedster can be [[InertiaIsAHarshMistress tough to control]] while the MightyGlacier is easier to handle. In either case, the Jack-of-All-Stats is an all around safe bet for anyone.



* It seems that [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] is always the Jack-of-All-Stats in every game he appears in that features some form of competitive balance, so much so that he used to be the trope namer.

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* It seems that [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] is always the Jack-of-All-Stats in nearly every game he appears in that features some form of competitive balance, so balance. So much so that he used to be he's the former trope namer.namer; this trope was originally called "The Mario."


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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Soldier: 76, who was designed to be an easy to play and versatile character. His weapon is a decently accurate assault rifle that can do decent sustained damage at range as well as fire rockets for burst damage. He can also sprint for added mobility and drop a Biotic Field for group healing and his Ultimate is a straight-up aimbot that lets him automatically target enemies without aiming.



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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] reveal that Gin Ichimaru, Byakuya Kuchiki and Toushirou Hitsugaya are noted for being good all-rounders with no weaknesses. They aren't the best in any one field, but they have no weaknesses and that makes them very proficient fighters. In-universe, Byakuya has been implied to be an all-rounder and both Aizen and Yamamoto have been stated to be all-rounders, in fact defeating Yamamoto's extraordinary proficiency in all areas becomes Aizen's overriding strategy when facing him in battle. Urahara may be the most established example of an all-rounder, however, having shown great proficiency in areas but with no known specialisation stated.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The [[AllThereInTheManual databooks]] reveal that Gin Ichimaru, Byakuya Kuchiki and Toushirou Hitsugaya are noted for being good all-rounders with no weaknesses. They aren't the best in any one field, but they have no weaknesses and that makes them very proficient fighters. In-universe, Byakuya has been implied to be an all-rounder and both Aizen and Yamamoto have been stated to be all-rounders, in fact defeating Yamamoto's extraordinary proficiency in all areas becomes Aizen's overriding strategy when facing him in battle. Urahara may be the most established example of an all-rounder, however, having shown great proficiency in areas but with no known specialisation specialization stated.


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* In ''Fanfic/OfQuirksAndMagic'', Dr. Strange considers this to be preferable to suffering from CripplingOverspecialization, training Izuku in a variety of spells to prepare him for a wide array of situations. As a result, Izuku is able to adapt when facing more experienced and specialized fighters through clever use of basic spells like portals, fire whips, and mandala shields.


** Loki is tougher and stronger than humans, but less durable than Asgardians and weaker than Thor or the Hulk; is smart, but not a technological genius like Stark; is good with magic, but not to the levels of Strange or Wanda; is quick and nimble but he is no Quicksilver; is a skilled close-ranged fighter but no match for the Valkyrie, and Winter Soldier demonstrated similar proficiency with knives.
** T'Challa is fairly well-rounded in ''Film/BlackPanther''. He's a capable in combat yet his bodyguard Okoye has the title of most skilled fighter. He's fairly intelligent yet his sister Shuri is more brilliant and scientifically smarter. He's cunning and quick-thinking but not to the extent of his ex-lover Nakia. However, T'Challa is still fit to be king of Wakanda since his well-roundedness helps him carry out his duties at leading his people and defending his country.

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** Loki is tougher and stronger than humans, but less durable than Asgardians and weaker than either Thor or the Hulk; is smart, but not a technological genius like Stark; is good with magic, but not to the levels of Strange or Wanda; is quick and nimble but he is no Quicksilver; is a skilled close-ranged fighter but no match for the Valkyrie, and Winter Soldier demonstrated similar proficiency with knives.
** T'Challa is fairly well-rounded in ''Film/BlackPanther''. compared to the major Wakandan figures. He's a capable in combat yet his bodyguard Okoye has the title of most skilled fighter. He's fairly intelligent yet his sister Shuri is more brilliant and scientifically smarter. He's cunning and quick-thinking but not to the extent of his ex-lover Nakia. However, T'Challa is still fit to be king of Wakanda since his well-roundedness helps makes him carry out his duties at leading his people and suitable to defending his country.and ruling Wakanda as king.


** More conventionally, the databook puts [[InstantArmor Eijirou Kirishima]] as this, with a set of balanced stats ranging between power, speed, technique, intelligence and cooperativeness. This is also invoked with Manual, a minor character, who intentionally builds himself as a "normal" hero.

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** More conventionally, the databook puts [[InstantArmor Eijirou Eijiro Kirishima]] as this, with a set of balanced stats ranging between power, speed, technique, intelligence and cooperativeness. This is also invoked with Manual, a minor character, who intentionally builds himself as a "normal" hero.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Leviathan}}'', while his legs are fully transformed, Izuku is fast, but not as fast as Iida. His claws give him mobility and considerable offensive ability against humans, but he still doesn't hold a candle to Bakugou or Todoroki. His scales can protect him from minor scratches and shrapnel, but he's nowhere near as tough as Kirishima. His ability to detect heat signatures helps him dodge attacks more easily, but it's not as great for scanning as Jirou's Earphone Jacks.
* ''Fanfic/{{Nutricula}}'': Izuku has several powers similar to other students, though weaker. His explosions are less versatile than Bakugou's, his SuperSpeed is slower than Iida, his hardening only covers his head unlike Kirishima, and his temperature control is less powerful than Todoroki's. But combined with his other powers, Izuku has a power for nearly any situation he might face.

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