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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Factions'', final boss [[spoiler:Shiro Tagachi]] has the attack "Meditation of the Reaper". He goes into a meditative state and nullifies the next 500 damage he takes while in that state. He stays in the stance for 30 seconds, or until he's taken that 500 damage, whichever is shorter. You do ''not'' want him to spend the full 30 seconds in meditation, because as soon as the stance ends, he steals 20 health from each party member for each second he was in the stance. For those of you playing at home, that's * In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', [[ReligiousRobot robotic monk]] Zenyatta's [[LimitBreak ultimate]] is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Factions'', final boss [[spoiler:Shiro Tagachi]] has the attack "Meditation of the Reaper". He goes into a meditative state and nullifies the next 500 damage he takes while in that state. He stays in the stance for 30 seconds, or until he's taken that 500 damage, whichever is shorter. You do ''not'' want him to spend the full 30 seconds in meditation, meditation because as soon as the stance ends, he steals 20 health from each party member for each second he was in the stance. For those of you playing at home, that's ''600 damage'' to ''everyone in the party'' if he stays in it for 30 seconds.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', [[ReligiousRobot robotic monk]] Zenyatta's [[LimitBreak ultimate]] is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.



''600 damage'' to ''everyone in the party'' if he stays in it for 30 seconds.


->''"Experience tranquility."''
-->-- '''Zenyatta''', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''



Rather than express violence with violence, he pauses mid battle (or pre-battle) and meditates. It doesn't have to be a twenty minute session, usually all he needs is five seconds, closed eyes, even breathing, mentioning a SurvivalMantra or {{Koan}} to enter a state of near perfect calm (or murderous TranquilFury), and then [[LetsGetDangerous the bad people fall down.]]

In video, this usually comes accompanied with a sudden hush of whatever ambient sounds there might be (whether cheering crowds or noisy explosions). You can bet their opponent will be really confused and probably insulted worse than if their honor had been {{Trash Talk}}ed. Cue a "surprise attack" at this [[DefensiveFeintTrap obviously helpless target]] which will result in a [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocked]] or even [[AttackReflector reflected attack]].

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Rather than express violence with violence, he pauses mid battle mid-battle (or pre-battle) and meditates. It doesn't have to be a twenty minute session, usually twenty-minute session; usually, all he needs is five seconds, closed eyes, even breathing, mentioning a SurvivalMantra or {{Koan}} to enter a state of near perfect near-perfect calm (or murderous TranquilFury), and then [[LetsGetDangerous the bad people fall down.]]

In video, this usually comes accompanied with by a sudden hush of whatever ambient sounds there might be (whether cheering crowds or noisy explosions). You can bet their opponent will be really confused and probably insulted worse than if their honor had been {{Trash Talk}}ed. Cue a "surprise attack" at this [[DefensiveFeintTrap obviously helpless target]] which will result in a [[BarehandedBladeBlock blocked]] or even [[AttackReflector reflected attack]].



* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time [[spoiler:and they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]
** In the Poseidon Saga, and after his invincible Golden Spear is destroyed, Chrysaor Krishna also assumes a meditating position to draw energy from the Kundalini. The point is driven even further when his Chakras manifest and Shiryu must destroy them with Excalibur in order to defeat Krishna.

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* Virgo Shaka Byakuya Kuchiki of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time [[spoiler:and they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints a good example as well. Most characters have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four a bright flash of energy surrounding a Zanpakutou's release, shouting the name of their five senses release as they do so. Byakuya defies this for his [[EmpathicWeapon Shikai]] by almost whispering his release command as the blade unassumingly disintegrates. His Bankai is a perfect example, as the whole room tends to go quiet, save for a soft harmonic hum, when his sword pierces the ground, and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]
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there's no gigantic explosion like nearly every other Bankai in the Poseidon Saga, and after his invincible Golden Spear is destroyed, Chrysaor Krishna also assumes a series.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Demon King Dabura spends some time
meditating position to draw energy from the Kundalini. The point is driven even further when his Chakras manifest and Shiryu must destroy them with Excalibur in order to defeat Krishna.prepare himself for a fight. When in an actual fight though, he's quite HotBlooded.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Universe 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power. He also meditates '''during''' the Tournament, and when some lesser fighters try to take advantage of this they discover that he's protected by a barrier of sheer willpower.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' we see the chairman of the Hunter Association, Netero, do this to prepare for his big battle against the Chimera Ants.



* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time [[spoiler:and they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]
** In the Poseidon Saga, and after his invincible Golden Spear is destroyed, Chrysaor Krishna also assumes a meditating position to draw energy from the Kundalini. The point is driven even further when his Chakras manifest and Shiryu must destroy them with Excalibur in order to defeat Krishna.
* When Worst Buddhist Priest Ever Genjyo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' stops cursing and shooting at you and starts chanting and glowing like he really is an emissary of the gods? Your ass is about to get kicked seven ways to Sunday by a dusty old scroll.
* Played absolutely straight with [[HotBlooded Ken]] in the ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II]]'' movie. Having (just barely) shaken off Bison's Psycho Power control, Ken finds himself [[GameBreakingInjury broken and battered]] and unable to help Ryu defeat the monstrous dictator. After a few desperate attempts to get on his feet, he recalls a meditation technique from his master and stands in a perfect, serene guarding pose. The background fades to black and all sounds but his chanting stop while his spirit flickers in small blue flames around his body. After a few minutes, he opens his eyes, having regained his calm, his center, and his strength [[BigDamnHeroes to go and save]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship his friend]].



* Played absolutely straight with [[HotBlooded Ken]] in the ''[[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie Street Fighter II]]'' movie. Having (just barely) shaken off Bison's Psycho Power control, Ken finds himself [[GameBreakingInjury broken and battered]] and unable to help Ryu defeat the monstrous dictator. After a few desperate attempts to get on his feet, he recalls a meditation technique from his master and stands in a perfect, serene guarding pose. The background fades to black and all sounds but his chanting stop while his spirit flickers in small blue flames around his body. After a few minutes, he opens his eyes, having regained his calm, his center, and his strength [[BigDamnHeroes to go and save]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship his friend]].
* Byakuya Kuchiki of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a good example as well. Most characters have a bright flash of energy surrounding a Zanpakutou's release, shouting the name of their release as they do so. Byakuya defies this for his [[EmpathicWeapon Shikai]] by almost whispering his release command as the blade unassumingly disintegrates. His Bankai is a perfect example, as the whole room tends to go quiet, save for a soft harmonic hum, when his sword pierces the ground, and there's no gigantic explosion like nearly every other Bankai in the series.
* When Worst Buddhist Priest Ever Genjyo Sanzo from ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' stops cursing and shooting at you and starts chanting and glowing like he really is an emissary of the gods? Your ass is about to get kicked seven ways to Sunday by a dusty old scroll.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Demon King Dabura spends some time meditating in order to prepare himself for a fight. When in an actual fight though, he's quite HotBlooded.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Universe 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power. He also meditates '''during''' the Tournament, and when some lesser fighters try to take advantage of this they discover that he's protected by a barrier of sheer willpower.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' we see the chairman of the Hunter Association, Netero, do this to prepare for his big battle against the Chimera Ants.



* In ''StarWars Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Qui-Gon Jinn took this route during a break in the fight against Darth Maul on Naboo. When those energy-shields-whose-purpose-is-never-clearly-defined come up, Maul paces and glares, Obi-Wan looks anxious, but Qui-Gon drops to his knees and closes his eyes. When the shields go down, he's back on his feet in a second. [[spoiler:It helped, but wasn't enough.]]

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* In ''StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Qui-Gon Jinn took this route during a break in the fight against Darth Maul on Naboo. When those energy-shields-whose-purpose-is-never-clearly-defined come up, Maul paces and glares, Obi-Wan looks anxious, but Qui-Gon drops to his knees and closes his eyes. When the shields go down, he's back on his feet in a second. [[spoiler:It helped, but wasn't enough.]]



* Justified in ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. Psychic detective Roger Jeperson is battling a reality-warping supervillain, gets into a LotusPosition and starts chanting (which he admits is a bit corny these days, but effective). However the goal is not to tap into his own power, but to shake the confidence of his enemy, who has an innate belief that Jeperson is a WorthyOpponent [[ArchNemesis with skills to match his own]].



* Justified in ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}''. Psychic detective Roger Jeperson is battling a reality-warping supervillain, gets into a LotusPosition and starts chanting (which he admits is a bit corny these days, but effective). However the goal is not to tap into his own power, but to shake the confidence of his enemy, who has an innate belief that Jeperson is a WorthyOpponent [[ArchNemesis with skills to match his own]].



* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', using the Sky Fish soul will make Soma sit down and pray. Doing so boosts his attack and luck for a short period -- the longer you use the soul, the larger the boost.



* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Factions'', final boss [[spoiler:Shiro Tagachi]] has the attack "Meditation of the Reaper". He goes into a meditative state and nullifies the next 500 damage he takes while in that state. He stays in the stance for 30 seconds, or until he's taken that 500 damage, whichever is shorter. You do ''not'' want him to spend the full 30 seconds in meditation, because as soon as the stance ends, he steals 20 health from each party member for each second he was in the stance. For those of you playing at home, that's * In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', [[ReligiousRobot robotic monk]] Zenyatta's [[LimitBreak ultimate]] is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.



* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Factions'', final boss [[spoiler:Shiro Tagachi]] has the attack "Meditation of the Reaper". He goes into a meditative state and nullifies the next 500 damage he takes while in that state. He stays in the stance for 30 seconds, or until he's taken that 500 damage, whichever is shorter. You do ''not'' want him to spend the full 30 seconds in meditation, because as soon as the stance ends, he steals 20 health from each party member for each second he was in the stance. For those of you playing at home, that's ''600 damage'' to ''everyone in the party'' if he stays in it for 30 seconds.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', and ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', Sims who spend long enough meditating begin to levitate, then eventually gain the ability to teleport. In ''The Sims 2'',meditating also freezes a Sim's need decay. Also in ''The Sims 4: Vampires'', Vampires can recharge their Vampire Energy through "Dark Meditation" rather than sleeping.
* [[{{Videogame/Tekken}} Yoshimitsu]] has a move where he sits down in the lotus seat position. The longer he stays in it, the more health he restores.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Bastila's "battle meditation" is a used as a plot device; it is a rare Force ability that affects the morale and combat skills all of her allies in a given area.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', using the Sky Fish soul will make Soma sit down and pray. Doing so boosts his attack and luck for a short period -- the longer you use the soul, the larger the boost.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', robotic monk Zenyatta's ultimate is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Factions'', final boss [[spoiler:Shiro Tagachi]] has the attack "Meditation of the Reaper". He goes into a meditative state and nullifies the next 500 damage he takes while in that state. He stays in the stance for 30 seconds, or until he's taken that 500 damage, whichever is shorter. You do ''not'' want him to spend the full 30 seconds in meditation, because as soon as the stance ends, he steals 20 health from each party member for each second he was in the stance. For those of you playing at home, that's ''600 damage'' to ''everyone in the party'' if he stays in it for 30 seconds.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', ''VideoGame/TheSims3'', and ''VideoGame/TheSims4'', Sims who spend long enough meditating begin to levitate, then eventually gain the ability to teleport. In ''The Sims 2'',meditating 2'', meditating also freezes a Sim's need decay. Also in ''The Sims 4: Vampires'', Vampires can recharge their Vampire Energy through "Dark Meditation" rather than sleeping.
* [[{{Videogame/Tekken}} Yoshimitsu]] has a move where he sits down in the lotus seat position. The longer he stays in it, the more health he restores.
sleeping.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Bastila's "battle meditation" is a used as a plot device; it is a rare Force ability that affects the morale and combat skills all of her allies in a given area.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'', using the Sky Fish soul will make Soma sit Yoshimitsu from ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'' has a move where he sits down and pray. Doing so boosts his attack and luck for a short period -- in the lotus seat position. The longer you use he stays in it, the soul, the larger the boost.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', robotic monk Zenyatta's ultimate is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.
more health he restores.



* Gunther in ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' [[http://collar6.com/archive/collar-6-348 takes out a massive vault door]] with his bare hand, and all he needs to do it is a few seconds of focus.
* In ''Webcomic/KoanOfTheDay'' the guru can power up by meditating when he [[http://www.koanoftheday.com/225/ fights the tyger.]]



* In ''Webcomic/KoanOfTheDay'' the guru can power up by meditating when he [[http://www.koanoftheday.com/225/ fights the tyger.]]
* Gunther in ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' [[http://collar6.com/archive/collar-6-348 takes out a massive vault door]] with his bare hand, and all he needs to do it is a few seconds of focus.



* This is how Callum in ‘’WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince’’ learns to do Sky magic. His meditations help him learn the Sky Arcanum, and later takes moment to center his thoughts when conjuring mage wings.

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* This is how Callum in ‘’WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince’’ ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'' learns to do Sky magic. His meditations help him learn the Sky Arcanum, and later takes moment to center his thoughts when conjuring mage wings.wings.
* Ahsoka in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' sheaths her lightsabers and meditates during a lull in her fight with the Inquisitors. It allows her forcibly shut down a lightsaber and ShockwaveClap the Seventh Sister



* Ahsoka in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' sheaths her lightsabers and meditates during a lull in her fight with the Inquisitors. It allows her forcibly shut down a lightsaber and ShockwaveClap the Seventh Sister

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* This is how Callum in ‘’WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince’’ learns to do Sky magic. His meditations help him learn the Sky Arcanum, and later takes moment to center his thoughts when conjuring mage wings.


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[[caption-width-right:330:The scary part? He's concentrating on ''limiting'' his powers.]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:The scary part? He's concentrating on ''limiting'' [[InvertedTrope ''limiting'']] his powers.]]


Lots of HotBlooded heroes like to power up by doing something violent. Whether it's PunctuatedForEmphasis while yelling their InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, tearing off a PowerLimiter, shouting as they charge up a {{Ki Attack|s}}, flexing as they invoke the DangerousForbiddenTechnique, or even bleeding. Not [[TheStoic this guy though]]; he expresses his enhanced combat ability by entering the [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Lotus Position]].

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Lots of HotBlooded heroes like to power up by doing something violent. Whether it's PunctuatedForEmphasis while yelling their InTheNameOfTheMoon speech, tearing off a PowerLimiter, shouting as they charge up a {{Ki Attack|s}}, KiManipulation, flexing as they invoke the DangerousForbiddenTechnique, or even bleeding. Not [[TheStoic this guy though]]; he expresses his enhanced combat ability by entering the [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Lotus Position]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CognitiveDissonance'', Niiue can restore his PP by meditating during battle.

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* ComicBook/RichardDragon often meditates before a fight, and if he enters a meditate state while fighting can achieve more than human feats of strength and toughness and gains CombatClairvoyance.
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* The titular character of ''{{Naruto}}'' can pull this after learning senjutsu; however, he doesn't have any way to defend himself during the meditation so its uses are limited.

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* The titular character of ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can pull this after learning senjutsu; senjutsu (sage jutsu); however, he doesn't have any way to defend himself during the meditation so its uses are limited.


* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time]][[spoiler: and they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]

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* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time]][[spoiler: and time [[spoiler:and they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]


* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time]][[spoiler: and he loses only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]

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* Virgo Shaka of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is an inversion, in that he meditates to ''limit'' his powers. Even his peers among the Gold Saints ''dread'' having to fight him for fear of him stopping his meditation to open his eyes. In the Hades arc, [[CrowningMomentofAwesome he fights three resurrected Gold Saints at the same time]][[spoiler: and he loses they win only because [[ThanatosGambit he allows them to.]] By the end of the fight, the Gold Saints have [[CurbStompBattle each lost four of their five senses and gotten beat up pretty bad.]]]]


** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Universe 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Universe 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power. He also meditates '''during''' the Tournament, and when some lesser fighters try to take advantage of this they discover that he's protected by a barrier of sheer willpower.


* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', robotic monk Zenyatta's ultimate is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.[[/folder]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', robotic monk Zenyatta's ultimate is him floating around while meditating, healing all nearby allies enormously.enormously.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', Nyx assumes this pose when using her ultimate power, Absorb, which creates a whirling vortex of energy around her that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin absorbs]] all incoming fire; the more damage she absorbs, the greater the resulting explosion once Absorb ends.
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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Uninverse 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Uninverse Universe 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power.

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** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Jiren the Grey of Uninverse 11 is first shown meditating in his preparation for the Tournament of Power.

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