- "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)
- Dagger Proficiency
- Enhanced Dagger Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
- Enhanced Daggermanship
- Enhanced Knifemanship
- Enhanced Knifeplay
- Enhanced Knife Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
- Enhanced Trench Knife Skill
Users have an incredible aptitude for the ways of the knife. 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 knife, 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 knife 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 knives 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 knife 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.
- Adoptive Muscle Memory
- Demonic Weaponry
- Divine Weaponry
- Empathic Weaponry
- Enhanced Combat
- Intuitive Aptitude
- Magic Weaponry
- Sentient Weaponry
- Soul-Bound Weapon
- Weapon Creation
- Weapon Manipulation
- Weapon Physiology
- Weapon Proficiency Touch
- 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.
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