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"He can deal twice as much damage by using his opponent's 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

Capabilities

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 flaws 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.

Applications

​Associations

Limitations

  • 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

Anime/Manga

  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Kamado Tanjirou (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Barbara (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)
  • Lute (Gun-ota ga Mahou Sekai ni Tensei Shitara)
  • Yuu Kamishiro (Holyland)
  • Kaneda Suekichi (Kengan Ashura)
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Cao Cao (High School DxD)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Shikaku Nara (Naruto)
  • Temari (Naruto)
  • Shikadai Nara (Naruto)
  • Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Leo Regulus (Saint Seiya)
  • Hyoga (Saint Seiya)
  • Shokatsu Sei (The Outcast)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Comics

  • Brainiac (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Hercules Method Practitioners (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)

Literature

  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Guurahk (Bionicle)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Live Television/Movies

  • Isaiah Bone (Blood and Bone)
  • Sontarans (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)

Video Games

  • Robin (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
  • Garagos (Forgotten Realms)
  • Strategist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Analyst (Valkyrie Crusade)

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