Superpower Wiki
Superpower Wiki
"He can deal twice as much damage by using his opponent's strength against them."
― Tanktop Master on Garou/Garo (One-Punch Man)

The ability to understand how others think and fight. Variation of Telepathy.

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

Techniques

​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 the 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.
  • Can still screw up the strategy.

Known Users

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Baki Hanma
  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Wohlks Roseguard (Cautious Hero)
  • Various Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)
  • Members of the Yato tribe (Gintama)
  • 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)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • 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)
  • Cid Kagenou (Minoru Kagenou) (The Eminence in Shadow)
  • Shokatsu Sei (The Outcast)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Comics

  • Brainiac (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Julius/Mad Thinker (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm/DC Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)

Literature

  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Guurahk (Bionicle)
  • Keill Randor (Last Legionary)
  • 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)

Web Comics

  • John (unOrdinary)

Video Games

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

Gallery