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"Every attack has an intent and presence, you must learn to sense it."
― Silvers Rayleigh to Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
"The ability to read an opponent's moves...Obviously does not belong exclusively to you."
― Hou Ken to Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
"I can hear your attack."
― Erik/Cobra (Fairy Tail)
"King Crimson has already seen through it. Your movements in the future. The trajectory of your movements in the future."
― Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)

The power to predict and interpret others' attacks. Variation of Combat Perception, Enhanced Reflexes and Causality Perception.

Also Called

  • Battle Prediction
  • Combat Clairvoyance
  • Kenbunshoku/Mantra/Observation Haki (One Piece)
  • Preflex

Capabilities

The user can interpret and predict enemy attacks and react to the incoming attack, brush off or avoid the incoming attacks even from a dead angle. If they possess defensive powers and the attack is coming from behind, the defense power can activate on its own to block the attack.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May not be able to dodge attacks that are too fast.
  • May not be able to dodge multiple attacks coming from every direction.
  • May not be able to dodge Homing Effect attacks or attacks that cannot be dodged.
  • Users are unable to predict movements from opponents with Unpredictability.
  • May be dependent on the user's state of mind and concentration.
  • Doesn't directly provide defense from the attack.
  • May not be able to cope if the predicted attack is perfectly attuned with the actual assault or if the user reacts slower and unable to do so in time.

Known Users

See Also: Combat Clairvoyance.

Cartoons/Comics

  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Clock King (DC Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Charlie Cluster 7/Fantomex (Marvel Comics)
  • Anna Marie/Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Seventh Sense
  • Predicto (Sonic the Comic)
  • Turtlebot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 TV series)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Ozymandias (Watchmen)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (ARHicks Series)
  • Party Crasher (Miraculous Ladybug)

Anime/Manga

  • Kamijou Touma (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Joukkyu Kunotoshi (Aiki)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Washio (Buso Renkin)
  • Sakunosuke Oda (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • Karatenmon (Digimon)
  • Janemba (Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn)
  • Super 17 (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Cobra (Fairy Tail)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Roah (Fist of the North Star)
  • King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Lute (Gun-ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara)
  • Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo); via Epitaph
  • Lugh (Kenichi History's Mightiest Disciple)
  • Kokushibo (Kimetsu no Yaiba); via Ability to see-Through
  • Tanjirou Kamado (Kimetsu no Yaiba ); via Ability to see-Through
  • Gyoumei Himejima (Kimetsu no Yaiba); via Ability to see-through
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Sharingan Users (Naruto)
  • Users of Kenbunshoku/Observation Haki (One Piece)
    • Boa Sandersonia
    • Enel
    • Monkey D. Luffy
    • Silvers Rayleigh
    • Vinsmoke Sanji
    • Charlotte Katakuri
  • Tomokui Kanata/Rou (Re:Monster)
  • Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • X Robot (Sonic X)
  • Eiji Nochizawa (Sword Art Online)
  • Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen (World Witches/Strike Witches); via Foresight ability
  • Laura Toth (World Witches/Strike Witches); via Sense Acceleration ability
  • Apollo Genesis (Zatch Bell!)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell!)
  • Kakeru Satsuki (11eyes); via Eye of Aeon

Live Television/Movies

  • Vanessa Brewer (Angel)
  • Ian Archer (Tower Prep)
  • CJ Ward (Tower Prep)
  • Dr. Cal Lightman (Lie to Me)
  • Freya McAllister (Thoughtcrimes)

Literature

  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
  • Anyone burning Atium, such as Mistborn and Seers (Mistborn)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)

Video Games

  • Malthael (Diablo)
  • Pokemon that can use "Detect" (Pokemon)
  • Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Desmond Miles (Assassin's Creed)
  • Dark Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty)
  • Apollo Justice (Ace Attorney Series); via Justice Bracelet
  • Yahg (Mass Effect)
  • Shadow Broker (Mass Effect 2)
  • Shadow Rise (Persona 4)
  • King Arthur (TYPE-MOON)
  • Archer (TYPE-MOON)
  • Emerl (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Known Objects

  • Sword of Sanctuary (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)

Gallery

Cartoons/Comics

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

Videos

Sherlock Holmes Fight Scene-0

Sherlock Holmes Fight Scene-0

Sherlock Holmes deductive and analytical abilities in a fight.

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