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"This is the guy who said he couldn't live up to his myth. He's wrestling an angel."
― Wally West/The Flash on Superman. (DC Comics)
"A fist... is the first and most powerful weapon that men can have in their entire lives. It is a man's soul in material form, the ultimate melee weapon!"
― Douren (Sengoku Youko)

The power to possess proficiency, capabilities and knowledge in unarmed combat beyond that of the peak members of their species. Variation of Enhanced Combat.

Also Called

  • Barehanded Fighter/Combatant
  • Enhanced Martial Arts
  • Experienced Unarmed Combatant
  • Expert/Skilled/Master Martial Arts
  • Expert/Master (Unarmed) Combatant
  • Grandmaster/Master Martial Artist
  • Martial Arts Proficiency/Mastery
  • Martial Artist
  • Master Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant
  • Unarmed Combat/Fighting Skills
  • Unarmed Fighter

Capabilities

Users possess proficiency, capabilities and knowledge in unarmed combat/hand-to-hand combat, a physical confrontation between two or more persons at very short range (grappling distance, or within the physical reach of a handheld weapon) that does not involve the use of ranged weapons, beyond that of the peak members of their species. Rather than relying on weapons or equipment, they draw on their own strength and skill to fight. Users are able to use different styles of martial arts, they can also perform many different combination strikes, counters, and disarm their foes with their bare hands.

Applications

Technique

Levels

Associations

Limitations

  • May take time to learn new combat skills.
  • Lack of a weapon usually puts the user at a disadvantage against armed opponents.

Known Users

See Also: This Index Knows Kung-Fu.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
  • Lugart Won (Black Cat)
  • Genryusai Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Yasutora Chad Sado (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
  • Sui Feng (Bleach)
  • Kawaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Makima (Chainsaw Man)
  • Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
  • Tsukasa Mikogami (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • Satou Pendragon (Death March to Parallel World Rhapsody)
  • Takeshi Goda (Doraemon)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Tokumori Saigo (Gintama)
  • Issei Hyodou (Highschool DxD)
  • Vali Lucifer (Highschool DxD)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Koneko Toujou (Highschool DxD)
  • Tsubasa Yura (Highschool DxD)
  • Ruruko Nimura (Highschool DxD)
  • Various Characters (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Various Demon Slayers (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Ri Shin (Kingdom)
  • Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
  • Various Characters (Kenganverse)
  • Various Characters (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • All Might (My Hero Academia)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Gearless Joe (Megalo Box)
  • Expert Taijutsu Ninja/Shinobi (Naruto)
    • Madara Uchiha
    • Tsunade
    • Might Guy
    • Neji Hyuga
    • Sakura Haruno
    • Rock Lee
    • Naruto Uzumaki
  • Monkey D. Garp (One Piece)
  • Zeff (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Oven (One Piece)
  • Jesus Burgess (One Piece)
  • Lao G (One Piece)
  • Six Powers/Rokushiki Users (One Piece)
    • CP9 members
    • Various High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Fishman Karate Users (One Piece)
    • Jinbe
    • Hack
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Genos (One-Punch Man)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Various Characters (Ranma ½)
  • Aoi Sakurai (Rail Wars)
  • Shizuma Kusanagi (Real Bout High School)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero ~Starting Life in Another World~)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Mori Jin/Dan (The God of High-School)
  • Taejin Jin (The God of High-School)
  • Akira Kurosawa (The Last Exorcist -Ender Geyster-)
  • Li Ho (The Law of Ueki)
  • Thors (Vinland Saga)
  • Thorfinn (Vinland Saga)
  • Mairu Orihara (Durarara)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Sonar the Fennec (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ray Palmer/Atom (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Batgirl (DC Comics)
  • Kate Kane/Batwoman (DC Comics)
  • James "Jim" Harper/Guardian (DC Comics)
  • Benjamin Turner/Bronze Tiger (DC Comics)
  • Dinah Lance/Black Canary (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain/Orphan (DC Comics)
  • Garfield "Gar" Logan/Beast Boy/Animal Man (DC Comics)
  • Big Barda (DC Comics)
  • Constantine Drakon (DC Comics)
  • Connor Hawke (DC Comics)
  • Val Armorr/Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Waylon Jones/Killer Croc (DC Comics)
  • Lady Shiva (DC Comics)
  • Mon-El (DC Comics)
  • O-Sensei (DC Comics)
  • Power Girl (DC Comics)
  • Richard Dragon (DC Comics)
  • Robin (DC Comics)
    • Richard "Dick" Grayson
    • Jason Todd
    • Damian Wayne
  • Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl (DC Comics)
  • Patrick Dugan/S.T.R.I.P.E. (DC Comics)
  • Lobo (DC Comics)
  • Jo Nah/Ultra Boy (DC Comics)
  • Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • Ted Grant/Wildcat (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Who Laughs (DC Comics)
  • Joker (DC Comics)
  • Grail (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Rose Wilson (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (DC Comics/Wildstorm)
  • Betina Beakley/Agent 22 (Ducktales 2017)
  • Webbigail Vanderquack (Ducktales 2017)
  • Leland Owlsley/The Owl (Marvel Comics)
  • Angela (Marvel Comics)
  • Natalia "Natasha" Romanoff/Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Matthew "Matt" Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Scott Summers/Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
  • Davos, The Steel Serpent (Marvel Comics)
  • Misty Knight (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Sam Wilson/The Falcon (Marvel Comics)
  • Robert Reynolds/The Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
  • Power Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Dallas Gibson/Specter (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Sable (Marvel Comics)
  • Sergei Kravinoff/Kraven The Hunter (Marvel Comics)
  • Vladimir Kravinoff/Grim Hunter (Marvel Comics)
  • Alyosha Kravinoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Anastasia Kravinoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Sage/Tessa (Marvel Comics)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Hellboy (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Allen the Alien (Image Comics)
  • Brit (Image Comics)
  • Savage Dragon (Image Comics)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)
  • Kickin Hawk (Ben 10)
  • David/Americommando (DC Comics)
  • Atlanteans (DC Animated Movie Universe)
    • Arthur Curry/Aquaman
  • Peggy Carter/Captain Carter (Marvel Cinematic Universe/What If ...?)
  • Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange/Strange Supreme (Marvel Cinematic Universe/What If ...?)
  • N'Jadaka/Erik Stevens/Killmonger (Marvel Cinematic Universe/What If ...?)

Live Television/Movies

  • Alan "Dutch" Schaefer (Predator Series)
  • Diego Hargreeves/Number Two/The Kraken (The Umbrella Academy)
  • Queen Maeve (The Boys)
  • Blindspot (The Boys)
  • Monica Dawson (Heroes)
  • Ip Man (Ip Man Series)
  • Cheung Tin-Chi (Ip Man Series)
  • Frank (Ip Man Series)
  • Hung Chun-nam (Ip Man Series)
  • The Twister (Ip Man Series)
  • Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing (Titans)
  • Dawn Granger/Dove (Titans)
  • Jason Todd/Robin/Red Hood (Titans)
  • Cobra Kai Users (The Karate Kid Series/Cobra Kai)
    • John Kreese (Sensei; Formerly)
    • Terry Silver (Sensei)
    • Robby Keene
    • Tory Nichols
    • Kyler
    • Kenny Payne
  • Miyagi-Do Users (The Karate Kid Series/Cobra Kai)
    • Mr. Miyagi (Sensei; Formerly)
    • Sato Toguchi
    • Chozen Toguchi (Sensei)
    • Daniel LaRusso (Sensei; Formerly)
    • Samantha LaRusso
    • Demetri
    • Eli/Hawk
    • Chris
  • Eagle Fang Users (Cobra Kai)
    • Johnny Lawrence (Sensei)
    • Miguel Diaz
    • Mitch
  • Sadi (Master Z: Ip Man Legacy)
  • Barton Geddes (Ip Man Series)
  • General Miura (Ip Man Series)
  • Wong Fei-hung (Once Upon a Time in China)
  • Kham (The Protector Series)
  • Svetlana Belikova (Resident Evil: Damnation)
  • Frank Martin (Transporter series)
  • George Chambers (Undisputed series)
  • Danny the Dog (Unleashed)
  • Tyson Sykes/Gravedigger (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)
  • Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Arrowverse)
  • Anissa Pierce/Blackbird/Thunder (Arrowverse)
  • Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (Arrowverse)
  • Grace Choi/Wylde (Arrowverse)
  • Tobias Whale (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)
  • Erica Moran (Arrowverse)
  • JJ Stewart/Ionosphere (Arrowverse/Black Lightning)
  • Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy (Arrowverse/Batwoman)

Web Animation/Comics/Original/Series

  • Joe (Planet Land Comic's Blood Rush)
  • Kung Fury (Kung Fury)
  • Gooseman (Greasy Moose)
  • Thaco (Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes)
  • SCP-4494 - THE SPECTER (SCP Foundation)
  • UIU 1998-017 (SCP Foundation)
  • Klavigar Orok (SCP Foundation)
  • John Doe (unOrdinary)

Literature

  • Keill Randor (Last Legionary)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

Video Games

  • Unarmed Operators (Arknights)
    • Flint
    • Indra
    • Beehunter
    • Estelle
    • Jackie
  • Yang (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Ursula (Final Fantasy IV: The After Years)
  • Souichirou Kuzuki (TYPE-MOON)
  • Bazett Fraga McRemitz (TYPE-MOON)
  • Kotomine Kirei (TYPE-MOON)
  • Akihiko Sanada (Persona)
  • Chie Satonaka (Persona)
  • Roberto Frois (Onimusha)
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sengoku Basara)
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sengoku Basara)
  • Farah Oersted (Tales of Eternia)
  • Grappler (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lilith (Vanguard Princess)
  • Mii Brawlers (Super Smash. Bros.)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Venom Snake (Metal Gear)
  • The Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Quiet (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Liza (Saga Frontier)
  • Claude C. Kenni (Star Ocean: The Second Story)

Web Comics

  • Thaco (Goblins: Life Through Their Eyes)
  • Garen (Skylark)
  • Agatha Knightsbane (Skylark)

Known Objects

  • Calypso Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • Super-Soldier Serum (Marvel Comics)

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