"Oh Good. I so much prefer blades to bows. There's always so much more blood."
― Constantine Drakon (DC Comics)
"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.
Enhanced Dagger Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
Enhanced Knife Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
Enhanced Trench Knife Skill
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.
Extreme skill with all forms of a 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 a 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 the face of swordsmen.
If the user possesses energy capabilities, they may be able to perform:
User may not be able to handle a larger blade with similar skills.
Aside from the actual act of eliminating a target, this ability does not enhance a user's stealth.
For fan-fictional to non-canon characters, see
Razor the Shark (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
His favorite weapon of choice, Constantine Drakon (DC Comics) is exceptionally skilled with knives...
...to slit his opponent's throat without them noticing they've been cut.
The Court of Owls' Talons (DC Comics) are extremely skilled in wielding short blades and daggers.
Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) showing complete mastery in bladed weapons, using a knife against his mother's makeshift spear.
Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)
T'Challa/Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
Mister Negative (Marvel Comics) is extremely skilled in wielding short blades and daggers for combat...
...brutally slaughtering his minions.
April O'Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
Kenny Ackerman (Attack On Titan)
Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle) is expert knife user, whether its throwing or fighting with them.
Kranz Maduke (Black Cat) wielding his
Mars knife that vibrates at high-frequency, slicing through bullets with ease.
Kensei (Bleach) wielding his dagger like Zanpakuto
Shaz Domino (Bleach) utilizes daggers created from reishi as throwing weapons.
Kyoma Mabuchi (Dimension W) wields his
Wire Daggers with skillful proficiency.
Jacob Lessio (Fairy Tail) is a skilled knife user and can throw them at ludicrous speed.
Belphegor (Katekyō Hitman Reborn) is great in using knives.
Like his brother, Rasiel (Katekyō Hitman Reborn) also uses knives.
Darkray (Kurohime) wielding the Death Angel Dagger in her weapon form (who transformed into an additional hands for her master), along with five others.
Dorothy (Marchen Awakens Romance) possesses a Weapon ÄRM called Ring Dagger which she can wield with great skill.
Asuma Sarutobi (Naruto) was very skilled with his trench knives.
Dracule "Hawk-Eye" Mihawk's (One Piece) supreme swordsmanship skills…
…extends to daggers and knifes...
...defeating powerful swordsmen like Roronoa Zoro with ease.
Though it goes against his style as a chef, Sanji (One Piece) is able to use kitchen knives in combat.
While growing up with the wolf clan, San (Princess Mononoke) trained herself with knives.
Since his childhood in the slum streets of London, DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) was proficient in wielding knives, later using his skills with
The World's ability to stop time...
...to throw multiple daggers at Jotaro Kujo.
Bruno Bucciarati (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part V/5: Golden Wind/Vento Aureo)
Thanks to his powerful swordsmanship, King Bradley (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) can wield knives and daggers with equal potency.
Nobume Imai (Gintama) wielding her tanto short blade.
Tooru Mutsuki's (Tokyo Ghoul:re) advanced knife throwing technique – juggling…
Jirou Sorashima (Wallman) shows off his proficient skill with a combat trench knife on some hitmen.
Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling) can cut apart his targets with his daggers
As an assassin, Kang Tae-Shik (Solo Leveling)...
Armed with masterful
, A Ka Kin the
Eternal 1000-man commander
...uses his throwing daggers as potent distractions while saving 1st commander, A Kou from Ba Nan Ji and Gyou' Un's
With his fighting style emphasizing speed, Thorfinn (Vinland Saga) wields his dual blades with masterful skill as he targets his opponents' weak points.
Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
Bell Cranel (DanMachi) is master in wielding knives for combat.
Jack the Ripper (Valkyrie Crusade)
A Vietnam veteran, Lincoln Clay (Mafia III) knows his way around a knife.
As an Eternal, Feower/Quatre (Granblue Fantasy) is one of the most powerful dagger wielders throughout the skies.
Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou Project)
Stucker (Slush Invaders) is skilled in the use of his twin daggers, able to fight off multiple Blues, and control his blades remotely.
Kazuma Kiryuu (Yakuza Series) is an expert in Tantojutsu.
Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick) is skilled with using knives, particularly ulaks.
Drax the Destroyer (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Ghostface (Scream) kills his victims by stabbing the vital points of the body or slitting their throats.
Micheal Myers (Halloween)
Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers) uses the Power Daggers with skill.
Bill "The Butcher" Cutting (center) (Gangs of New York) lives up to his name.
An adept knife fighter, Dean Winchester (Supernatural) can subdue human assailants with ease and best physically more powerful supernatural creatures with only a blade.
Like his brother, Sam Winchester (Supernatural) is an adapt in knife fighting and has killed multiple supernatural creatures with just a blade.
Tandy Bowen or Dagger (Marvel Cinematic Universe/MCU's Cloak & Dagger) has shown to be quite skilled and fond of using her light daggers
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