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"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 during their duel. (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, and Self-Power Augmentation.

Also Called

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

Capabilities

Users can improve their natural abilities far faster and to a 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 user's 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, as this power 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.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • 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.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Alice Fuji (Arachnid)
  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Baki Hanma
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Sado 'Chad' Yasutora (Bleach)
  • Seiya Ryuguuin (Cautious Hero)
  • Occult Research Club (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball series)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball series)
  • Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
  • Various Characters (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Various Characters (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • 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)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man); via Training Regimen
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • Yu-no (Yu-No)
  • Yu (The Boxer)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Aang (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific (DC Comics)
  • Thraxans (Image Comics)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • Finesse/Jeanne Foucault (Marvel Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Skids (Transformers)

Literature

  • 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 Arisato (Persona 3)
  • Minako/Hamuko Arisato (Persona 3)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
  • Jake Muller (Resident Evil 6)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Galen Marek/Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)

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