"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 Shin (Kingdom)
The ability to possess an automatic response mechanism to win in combat. Variation of Intuitive Aptitude. Not to be confused with Combat Adaptation.

Also Called


User possesses an automatic response mechanism to win 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.




  • 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.

Known Users



  • Sterling Archer (Archer)
  • Apollo Gauntlet (Apollo Gauntlet)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Primal (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)
  • Black Panthers (Marvel Comics)
  • James Proudstar/Warpath (Marvel Comics)
  • 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)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)

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)
  • Yuri Boyka (Undisputed Series)
  • Xiao Mei (House of Flying Daggers)
  • Hit Girl (Kick-Ass)
  • John Wick (John Wick)
  • Rocky Balboa (Rocky)
  • Envoys (Altered Carbon)
    • Takeshi Kovacs
  • Power Rangers (Power Rangers)


  • Demigods (Percy Jackson series)


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