"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)
"With superior physical power and technique, we can weaponize our own bodies, to have the combined might of a hundred men."
― Rob Lucci describing the Rokushiki (One Piece)
"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 Chapter 68
"You were at Galidraan… tell me, how did one mere man kill so many of your kind? With his bare hands."
― Darth Sidious and Count Doku/Darth Tyranus, about Jango Fett (Star Wars)

The ability to possess great skill in unarmed combat. Sub-power of Enhanced Combat.

Also Called

  • Enhanced/Superhuman Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Enhanced/Superhuman Martial Arts
  • Master Martial Artist
  • Superhuman Unarmed Combat


The users excel in melee attacks without wielding weapons. 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.





  • 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.


  • Sonar the Fennec (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ray Palmer/Atom (DC Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Batgirl (DC Comics)
  • Batwoman (DC Comics)
  • Benjamin Turner/Bronze Tiger (DC Comics)
  • Black Canary (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Big Barda (DC Comics)
  • Constantine Drakon (DC Comics)
  • Connor Hawke (DC Comics)
  • Val Armorr/Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Wayland 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)
  • Stargirl (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)
  • Betina Beakley/Agent 22 (Ducktales 2017)
  • Webbigail Vanderquack (Ducktalss 2017)
  • Angela (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • Gamora (Marvel Comics)
  • Matthew "Matt" Murdock/Daredevil (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)
  • Silver Sable (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 (Image Comics)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)


  • Lugart Won (Black Cat)
  • Genryusai Yamamoto (Bleach)
  • Yasutora Sado (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
  • Sui Feng (Bleach)
  • Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
  • Tsukasa Mikogami (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • Takeshi Goda (Doraemon)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • All Might (My Hero Academia)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Gearless Joe (Megalo Box)
  • Six Powers/Rokushiki Users (One Piece)
    • CP9 members
    • Various High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Fishman Karate Users (One Piece)
    • Jinbe
    • Hack
  • 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)
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Genos (One-Punch Man)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Expert Taijutsu Ninja/Shinobi (Naruto)
    • Madara Uchiha
    • Tsunade
    • Might Guy
    • Neji Hyuga
    • Rock Lee
    • Naruto Uzumaki
    • Sakura Haruno
  • Kawaki (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Shiki Granbell (Edens Zero)
  • Tokumori Saigo (Gintama)
  • Various Characters (Ranma ½)
  • Aoi Sakurai (Rail Wars)
  • Shizuma Kusanagi (Real Bout High School)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World)
  • Koneko Toujou (Highschool DxD)
  • Tsubasa Yura (Highschool DxD)
  • Ruruko Nimura (Highschool DxD)
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Various Characters (Kengan Ashura)
  • Various Characters (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Thors (Vinland Saga)
  • Thorfinn (Vinland Saga)

Video Games

  • Yang (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Ursula (Final Fantasy IV: The After Years)
  • Souichirou Kuzuki (TYPE-MOON)
  • Bazett Fraga McRemitz (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 Series

  • Joe (Planet Land Comic's Blood Rush)
  • Kung Fury (Kung Fury)
  • Gooseman (Greasy Moose)

Live Television/Movies

  • Queen Maeve (The Boys)
  • Ip Man (Ip Man Series)





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