"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 Tale)

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/Obvervation Haki (One Piece)
  • Preflex


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.





  • 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.


  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Clock King (DC Comics)
  • Fantomex (Marvel Comics)
  • Rogue (Marvel Comics); via Seventh Sense
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Predicto (Sonic the Comic)
  • Turtlebot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2003 TV series)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Ozymandias (Watchmen)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (ARHicks Series)


  • Kamijou Touma (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Joukkyu Kunotoshi (Aiki)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Washio (Buso Renkin)
  • Sakunosuke Oda (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  • 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)
  • Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo); via Epitaph
  • 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)
  • X Robot (Sonic X)
  • Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen (Strike Witches); via Foresight ability
  • Laura Toth (Strike Witches); via Sense Acceleration ability
  • Apollo Genesis (Zatch Bell!)
  • Dufort (Zatch Bell!)
  • Lugh (Kenichi History's Mightiest Disciple)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Karatenmon (Digimon)
  • Kenshin Himura (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Takeshi Nanase (Mahou Sensou)
  • Kakeru Satsuki (11eyes); via Eye of Aeon
  • Eiji Nochizawa (Sword Art Online)

Live Television/Movies

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


  • 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)





Live Television/Movies


Sherlock Holmes Fight Scene-0

Sherlock Holmes Fight Scene-0

Sherlock Holmes deductive and analytical abilities in a fight.