"He can deal twice as much damage by using his opponents strength against them."
― Tanktop Master on Garou (One-Punch Man)

The ability to understand how a person thinks and fights in combat.

Also Called

  • Combat Intuition
  • Combat Mentality Perception
  • Combat Planning
  • Combat Scientist
  • Combat Strategy Planning
  • Combat Understanding


The user can instantly understand an opponent's method of thinking and fighting, allowing them to anticipate the moves of the opponent. Once they understand their enemies' strategy, they are able to find their flaw and weakness, and take them down with little effort. While some users of this method do not use it as part of their primary fighting style, it is helpful in emergencies against difficult opponents where ordinary methods will not work against them.




  • Can still be overpowered by a superior opponent.
  • Can be caught off-guard by a miscalculation or hidden ability.
  • May be difficult or impossible to come up with an effective strategy depending on the situation.
  • May require time to observe opponent's fighting style or weaknesses before using a strategy to avoid risks.
  • Over-thinking or giving into fear towards a situation can waste time and make it harder to find the right strategy.

Known Users

  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Guurahk (Bionicle)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
  • Brainiac (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Sontarans (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Robin (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Garagos (Forgotten Realms)
  • Barbara (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)
  • Lute (Gun-ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara)
  • Cao Cao (High School DxD)
  • Yuu Kamishiro (Holyland)
  • Kaneda Suekichi (Kengan Ashura)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Shikaku Nara (Naruto)
  • Temari (Naruto)
  • Shikadai Nara (Naruto)
  • Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Shokatsu Sei (The Outcast)
  • Garo/Garou (One Punch Man)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Leo Regulus (Saint Seiya)
  • Hyoga (Saint Seiya)
  • Strategist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Analyst (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Joseph Joestar (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Isaiah Bone (Blood and Bone)


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