"Willow always had all the power. Even before she knew what to do with it. It came so easy for her. The rest of us, we had to work twice as hard to be half as good!"
― Amy Madison, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"When was it that the transformation to the legendary warrior of the Saiyan race was reduced to a child's plaything?!"
― Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z
"It's strange. For the longest time, I've been watching this boy. Just as Ri Boku-sama did. Observing him mature...His growth but...his rate of growth has been...Far greater than anything we predicted. Just when did he reach this level of strength?!"
― Kei Sha on Ri Shin (Kingdom)

The ability to develop skills, traits, and abilities faster and more effectively than should be possible. Sub-power of Enhanced Potential, Child Prodigy, Old Prime,and Instant Learning. Not to be confused with Accelerated Aging, Accelerated Muscle Development, Accelerated Growth, Accelerated System Development ,or Self-Power Augmentation.

Also Called

  • Advanced Growth Rate
  • Enhanced Development
  • Prodigy Syndrome
  • Rapid Adaptability/Learning/Personal Growth
  • Quick Learning Ability/Speed


User can improve their natural abilities far faster and to greater extent or beyond the limitations of other members of their species. This applies at a genetic level, allowing the body to keep up with the users 'own rapidly developing skills/physical attributes, and at an intellectual level, to which their mind/mental capabilities can develop beyond their normal limits. Users with superpowers benefit the same way, nd even allows them to awaken any latent abilities within them.

As a result, user can (eventually) benefit from training that would otherwise cripple or kill a normal human being.




  • Power is not instantaneous, users still require time to develop skills.
  • May require help to continue developing past a certain point.
  • Some users may be limited to one area of expertise.
  • Training is still required to maintain skills.
  • May require drugs to help.
  • May require a certain object, individual, concept, ritual, etc. to activate.

Known Users

See Also: Hard Work Hardly Works and Instant Expert.


  • Alice Fuji (Arachnid)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Sado 'Chad' Yasutora (Bleach)
  • Seiya Ryuguuin (Cautious Hero)
  • Occult Research Club (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Tokitou Muichirou (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball series)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball series)
  • Son Gohan (Dragon Ball series)
  • Gotenks (Dragon Ball series)
  • Son Goten (Dragon Ball series)
  • Trunks (Dragon Ball series)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball series)
  • Caulifla (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
  • Ri Shin (Kingdom)
  • Kou Yoku (Kingdom)
  • Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man); via Training Regimen
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)
  • Yu-no (Yu-No)


  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific (DC Comics)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • Finesse/Jeanne Foucault (Marvel Comics)
  • Skids (Transformers)


  • Xiao Yan (Dou Po Cang Qion)
  • Students at Shrek Academy (Douluo Dalu)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • The Young Guardians (The Young Guardians)

Live Television/Movies

  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Chance Harbor Circle (The Secret Circle)

Video Games

  • Cecil Harvey (Final Fantasy IV); after becoming a Paladin
  • Minato and Minako/Hamuko Arisato (Persona 3)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
  • Jake Muller (Resident Evil 6)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Galen Marek/Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)




Live Television/Movies

Video Games

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