"Hell, I can still move and I'm not in pain. Despite just losing... no, exactly because I just lost, my fighting instinct is roused up... I feel like I'm exploding with violence!!"
― Garou (One-Punch Man)
"Suited to real combat. In other words, those who are capable of bringing out more power the stronger their opponent is. well, it's true that everyone possesses some amount of this trait but the difference it produces in this boy is simply ridiculous."
― Rin Ko of the Four Heavenly Kings on Ri Shin (Kingdom)

The ability to possess an automatic response and intuition for combat. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude. Not to be confused with Combat Adaptation.

Also Called


User possesses an innate aptitude for fighting in any combat by overcoming limitations and adapt techniques or methods to ensure victory. They adapt perfectly to all factors, achieving maximum efficiency in an offense, defense, evasion, and countering, ensuring optimal success as long as there is the slightest chance. This enables a user to resist fear and pain, maximize and surpass physical boundaries, utilize all of their skills in the most efficient manner, and continuously fight while unconscious. The user's instinct for battle allows them to pick out strongest opponent, letting them know who exactly they need to fight.




  • May be temporary.
  • May not have free use of this instinct and can only be activated when absolutely needed to.
  • May have a constant 'attack and expect victory' mindset, charging in and ignoring the consequences.
  • May overestimate themselves or underestimate their opponents.
  • Useless against assassination or kill-insured attacks.
  • May prioritize winning the fight, rather than survival or strategy.
  • May prioritize the survival at any cost
  • If you are against an impossible threat to escape and survive (certain death), it can become a disadvantage and paralyze the user.

Known Users


  • Yuto Takeda (The Boxer)
  • Oki Megumi (Arachnid)
  • Claire Stanfield (Baccano!)
  • Yuichiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Yujiro Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Baki Hanma (Baki the Grappler)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Denji (Chainsaw Man)
  • Omnimon (Digimon series)
  • Members of the Yato tribe (Gintama)
    • Abuto
    • Housen
    • Kankou/Umibouzu
    • Kouka
    • Kagura
    • Kamui
  • Gabimaru (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Aza Chōbē (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Kenichi Shirahama (History's Strongest Disciple)
  • Natsu Tanimoto (History's Strongest Disciple)
  • Yuu Kamishiro (Holyland)
  • Stand Users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Sakura (Koibito wa Oni no Hime); when under extreme stress
  • Garo/Garou (One-Punch Man)
  • Metal Bat (One-Punch Man)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Shigusa Takachiho (Medaka Box)
  • Shinobi/Ninja (Naruto)
  • Sharingan Users (Naruto)
  • Makunouchi Ippo (Hajime no Ippo)
  • Asta (Black Clover)
  • Midoriya Izuku(My Hero Academia)
  • Haki Users (One Piece)
  • Mink Tribe (One Piece)
  • Gon Freecs (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Kuki Urie (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
  • Arturia (TYPE-MOON); via Instinct
  • Ryu Narushima (Shamo)
  • Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS)
  • Maka (Soul Eater)
  • Vega (Street Fighter II)
  • Himura Kenshin (Ruroni Kenshin)
  • Kageyama Shigeo/Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Yuji Itadori (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
  • Demon (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
    • Akaza
  • Demon Slayers (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Kumoko (So I'm a Spider, So What/Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?)
  • Various Characters (Vinland Saga)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)


  • Sterling Archer (Archer)
  • Paul Cassidy/Apollo Gauntlet (Apollo Gauntlet)
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Primal (Marvel Comics)
  • Neena Thurman/Domino (Marvel Comics)
  • Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Kraven the Hunter (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Panthers (Marvel Comics)
  • James Proudstar/Warpath (Marvel Comics)
  • April O’Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • The Batman Family (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Diana/Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (DC Comics/Wildstorm)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW)
  • Hercules Method Practitioners (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
    • Cain
    • The Librarian
    • The Binder
    • Jack the Ripper
    • Luther Strode

Live Television/Movies

  • Force Users (Star Wars)
    • Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
    • Kyle Katarn (Star Wars)
    • Rey (Star Wars)
  • Kenshi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Neo (Matrix)
  • Tien (Ong Bak)
  • Chen Zhen (Fist of Fury)
  • Jake Tyler (Never Back Down)
  • Adonis Creed (Creed series)
  • Yuri Boyka (Undisputed Series)
  • Xiao Mei (House of Flying Daggers)
  • Hit Girl (Kick-Ass)
  • Tyler Rake (Extraction)
  • John Wick (John Wick)
  • Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
  • Envoys (Altered Carbon)
    • Takeshi Kovacs
  • Power Rangers (Power Rangers)

Live Action

  • Sir Gareth (Knight Squad)
  • Monkey (The New Legends Of Monkey)


  • Demigods (Percy Jackson series)
  • Cris (The Golden Man)

Known Powers

  • Ultra Instinct (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Haki Users (One Piece)
  • Force Users (Star Wars)
  • Instinct (TYPE-MOON)

Known Objects

  • Calypso Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • Heart-Shaped Herb (Marvel Comics)
  • Super-Soldier Serum (Marvel Comics)
  • The Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)





Live Television/Movies

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