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"You see, it's the slow knife... the knife that takes its time, the knife that waits years without forgetting, then slips quietly between the bones... that's the knife that cuts deepest."
― Talia al Ghul (The Dark Knight Rises)

The power to possess great skill in wielding a dagger. Variation of Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Dagger Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
  • Enhanced Daggermanship
  • Enhanced Knifemanship
  • Enhanced Knifeplay
  • Enhanced Knife Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
  • Enhanced Trench Knife Skill
  • Tantōjutsu

Capabilities

Users have an incredible aptitude for the ways of the dagger. They are able to wield small blades with great proficiency and cunning as well as stealth; concealing multiple knives on their person flawlessly, to be retrieved at will in combat.

Applications

  • Extreme skill with all forms of dagger, paired with the ease with which such weapons may be hidden on the body, allows the user to employ a richly varied fighting style: switching between any number of exotic types of knife mid-battle to hack, jab, hook or otherwise harm a target. More powerful users of this ability may even use some specialized varieties of dagger in ways they were not designed for, such as throwing a stiletto accurately or impaling with a curved blade.
  • Trick moves, misdirection and feints to add to the user's abilities in combat as well as for the purposes of display.
  • The ability to target and exploit an opponent's vital points with flawless accuracy, often in order to make a swift, silent kill or disable without inflicting lethal wounds.
  • Some varieties of dagger lend themselves to throwing, in which case the user's aim can be expected to be nigh perfect, even in the middle of combat or when throwing multiple weapons. In addition, this may allow the user to pin targets down through their opponent's clothing or flesh, preventing them from moving without actually killing them.
  • The shortness of a dagger offers a smaller blind-spot than long swords, while at the same time allowing them to take advantage of such spots in face of swordsmen.

Associations

Limitations

  • User may not be able to handle a larger blade with similar skill.
  • Aside from in the actual act of eliminating a target, this ability does not enhance a user's stealth.

Known Users

Comics/Cartoons

  • Razor the Shark (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Black Manta (DC Comics)
  • Roy Harper (DC Comics)
  • Morgan Ducard/Nobody (DC Comics)
  • Talons (DC Comics)
  • Drax the Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • T'Challa/Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Tandy Bowen/Dagger (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
  • Storm (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • James Proudstar/Warpath (Marvel Comics)
  • Sarah/Marrow (Marvel Comics)
  • Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven the Hunter (Marvel Comics)
  • Anastasia Kravinoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Diego Hargreeves/Number Two/The Kraken (The Umbrella Academy/Dark Horse Comics)
  • Eyeball Ruby (Steven Universe)
  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)
  • Knives Chau (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Aerrow (Storm Hawk)
  • April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)

Anime/Manga

  • Kranz Maduke (Black Cat)
  • Kensei Mugurama (Bleach)
  • Shaz Domino (Bleach)
  • Neutrophils (Cells at Work!)
  • Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Jacob Lessio (Fairy Tail)
  • Asuma Sarutobi (Naruto)
  • Sid Barrett (Soul Eater)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean)
  • Diego Brando from Another Universe (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 7: Steel Ball Run)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Juuzou Suzuya (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Tooru Mutsuki (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
  • Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!)
  • Kyoma Mabuchi (Dimension W)
  • Dorothy (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Babbo Version 6 - Puss in Boots (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, X (Zehn) (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Hati (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Shiki Tohno (Tsukihime)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)
  • Shizuku Sangou (Kampfer)
  • Belphegor (Katekyō Hitman Reborn)
  • Rasiel (Katekyō Hitman Reborn)
  • Kid (Chrono Cross)
  • Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)
  • Isuke Inukai (Akuma no Riddle)
  • Jirou Sorashima (Wallman)

Video Games

  • Robloxians (Roblox); via Bombo's Survival Knife
  • Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
  • Larxene (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Assassins (Assassin's Creed series)
  • Rogues (Warcraft)
  • Warlocks (Warcraft)
  • Valentine (Skullgirls)
  • Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou Project)
  • Hassan-i-Sabbah (Assassin) (Fate/stay night)
  • Jack the Ripper (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Jack Krauser (Resident Evil)
  • Echidna (Queen's Blade)
  • Irma (Queen's Blade)
  • Shizuka (Queen's Blade)
  • Zidane (Final Fantasy series)
  • Rem Tomikiya (Final Fantasy series)
  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazeBlue)
  • Rogues (Dragonfable)
  • Dampierre (Soulcaliber)
  • Greed (Soulcaliber)
  • Hawkeye (Seiken Densetsu 3)
  • Sothe (Fire Emblem)
  • Heather (Fire Emblem)
  • Player Character (Runescape)
  • Jack the Ripper (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Maya (Killer Instinct)
  • Various Characters (Far Cry)
  • Spy (Team Fortress 2)
  • William "B.J." Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein)
  • Lincoln Clay (Mafia III)
  • The Marstons (Red Dead Redemption)
    • John Marston
    • Jack Marston
  • Lord's Blade Ciaran (Dark Souls)
  • Feower/Quatre (Granblue Fantasy)
  • Kiryuu Kazuma (Yakuza Series)

Literature

Live Television/Movies

  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Ghostface (Scream)
  • Clove (The Hunger Games)
  • Enobaria (The Hunger Games)
  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Fuu Houhou (The Outcast)
  • V (V for Vendetta)
  • Oishi Kawaii (Oishi High School Battle)
  • Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting (Gangs of New York)
  • Micheal Myers (Halloween)
  • Cicada (Arrowverse)

Others

  • Jeff The Killer (Creepypasta)
  • Colet (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Tarzan (Tarzan Series)

Web Animation

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Live Television/Movies

Others

Web Animation

Videos

Crocodile Attack The Venture Bros

Crocodile Attack The Venture Bros. Adult Swim

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