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"Individually, they can take down any bender. Put them all together, they could take down the entire world."
― Zuko (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
"The great war ended with neither winners or losers due to Acnologia's existence, as if mocking the deaths of all those who died in the war, victory was his and his alone."
― Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail)
"I know in my heart that it was impossible but, for that entire fleet of 5,000 pirates to be completely eradicated by a single man!"
― Gin (One Piece)
"You're damn right I'm not a soldier. I'm a one man army!"
― Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
"Ten stormtroopers, a hundred, a thousand—the numbers don't matter."
― Galen Marek/Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
"Three hours, Avengers. That's how long it took him to murder every man, woman and child in Slorenia. Three hours."
― Major Uto Smith on Ultron (Avengers 1998 20#)

The ability to be as deadly as a vastly superior force. Variation of Supernatural Combat.

Also Called

  • Army/Legion/Team of One
  • Implacability

Capabilities

The user is able to fight against seemingly, overwhelming odds with ease. They are a capable warrior on the battlefield, decimating the enemy single-handedly and with a near-supernatural finesse that pars with the skill of more experienced fighters. This ability can manifest in various ways but is usually the result of extreme martial skill. Users of this ability are as deadly at long-range combat as they are in close quarters.

Applications

  • Cause terror in your enemies.
  • High level users may be able to simulate Accelerated Perception.
  • Predict an opponent's next move, through a combination of experience and instinct.
  • Quickly adapt to dangerous situations.
  • Become proficient in various forms of combat, or specialize in one.
  • Utilize and become proficient in any form of weaponry.
  • Some users may be able to suppress pain until their mission is completed.
  • Become a force of nature.
  • If users are Immortal (may be part of this power anyway) then they themselves are an army killing machine with no end.

Variations

  • Last Stand Empowerment: The ability to spontaneously manifest the above power in suicidal situations. Almost always results in the user's death, though not before amassing a significant body count. Users who do survive its use may develop the permanent version.
  • Inverse Ninja Law: The ability to become more powerful as the odds are stacked against you. However, the opposite is also true. This may be exploited by genre-savvy opponents. Not necessarily unique to ninjas, see here for more details.

Associations

Limitations

  • Users are not necessarily superhuman and may have difficulty dealing with such beings.
  • Harsh training may be needed to maintain abilities/skills.
  • Users may develop a psychological need to find worthy opponents.
  • Highly prone to overconfidence.
  • One cannot defeat the best of their enemies if they lack fear, surprise, and intimidation.

Known Users

See Also: One-Man Army.

Comic/Cartoons

  • Wan (Avatar series)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Ben Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • The Goon (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Richard "Dick" Grayson/Nightwing (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Superboy Prime (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (DC Comics/WildStorm)
  • Griffin Family members (Family Guy)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics)
    • Thragg
    • Nolan/Omni-Man
    • Conquest
  • Albert Simmons/Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Golden Amazo (Justice League)
  • Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Red Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Betty Ross/Red She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Various incarnation of Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra Natchios (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Jamie" Madrox/Multiple Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Garrison Kane (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Thanos (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor Odinson (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Masters/Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Frank Castle/The Punisher (Marvel Comics)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)
  • Tai Lung (Kung Fu Panda)

Life Television/Movies

  • Angel (Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • John Matrix (Commando)
  • Vlad III Tepes (Dracula Untold)
  • Robert McCall (The Equalizer)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Grimms (Grimm)
  • Henry (Hardcore Henry)
  • Ip Man (Ip Man)
  • Thomas Anderson/Neo (The Matrix series)
  • Gabe Law (The One)
  • Yu Law (The One)
  • Ting (Ong-Bak)
  • Niklaus Mikaulson (The Originals/Vampire Diaries)
  • Mikael (The Originals/Vampire Diaries)
  • Power Rangers (Power Rangers)
  • John Rambo (Rambo)
  • Mr. Smith (Shoot'Em Up)
  • Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Dark Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
  • General Grievous (Star Wars)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Bryan Mills (Taken)
  • Harry Tasker (True Lies)
  • T-800s (Terminator)
  • T-1000s (Terminator)
  • Adol Christin (Ys)

Anime/Manga

  • Afro (Afro Samurai)
  • Joukyuu Kunitoshi (Aiki)
  • Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Yujiro Hanma (Baki)
  • Apostles (Berserk)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Nosferatu Zodd (Berserk)
  • Skull Knight (Berserk)
  • Rosarita Cisneros/Roberta (Black Lagoon)
  • First Generation Captains of the Gotei 13 (Bleach)
    • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
    • Retsu Unohana
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Papillon (Buso Renkin)
  • Level 5 Espers (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun)
  • Ichijou Aoi (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • Code Breakers (Code:Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
  • Various characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Lucy (Elfen Lied)
  • Various Characters (Fist of the North Star)
  • Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Shirou Emiya (Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illy); Miyu's brother version only
  • Greed/Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • Various characters (Gintama)
  • High-level gosu (Gosu)
  • Alexander Anderson (Hellsing Series)
  • Alucard (Hellsing Series)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Dulio Gesulado (Highschool DxD)
  • Issei Hyodou (Highschool DxD)
  • Vali Lucifer (Highschool DxD)
  • Hayato Furinji (History's Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Netero (Hunter X Hunter)
  • The Band of Seven (InuYasha)
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Kyou Kai (Kingdom)
  • Tou (Kingdom)
  • Hou Ken (Kingdom)
  • Mou Bu (Kingdom)
  • Ou Hon (Kingdom)
  • Earl Shi (Kingdom)
  • Zen Ou (Kingdom)
  • Ba Nan Ji (Kingdom)
  • Gyou'Un (Kingdom)
  • Yuusha/Hero (Maouyuu Maou Yuusha)
  • Shigeo Kageyama/Mob (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Touichirou Suzuki (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid)
  • All Might (My Hero Academia)
  • All For One (My Hero Academia)
  • Kaguya Otutsuki (Naruto)
  • Nagato/Pain (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • S-Class Heroes (One-Punch Man)
    • Tornado of Terror
    • Watchdog Man
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Cocytus (Overlord)
  • Shalltear Bloodfallen (Overlord)
  • Demiurge (Overlord)
  • Rem (Re:Zero Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
  • Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
  • Ryuho (s-CRY-ed)
  • Moroha Haimura/Flaga (Seiken Tsukai No World Break)
  • Sentai Rangers (Super Sentai)
  • Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Franchise)
  • Kenshi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar)
  • Katsuhito Masaki (Tenchi Universe)
  • Joseph G. Newton (Terra Formars)
  • Honoka (The Third: Girl with The Blue Eye)
  • Irregulars (Tower of God)
  • High Rankers (Tower of God)
  • Yongbi (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Twelve Supreme Masters (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Seven Prelates (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Personal IS pilots (Infinite Stratos)
  • Heart Hybrid Gear Pilots (Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia)
  • Saito Hiraga (Zero no Tsukaima)

Video Games

  • Batman (Arkham series)
  • Top-tier assassins (Assassin's Creed)
  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Jeanne (Bayonetta)
  • Seda (Dark Cloud); via Dark Genie
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Darksiders series)
  • Doomguy/Doom Slayer (DOOM)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Ashley "Ash" J. Williams (The Evil Dead series)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Lightning/Claire Farron (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Lieutenant Spartan B-312; Noble 6 (Halo)
  • Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Halo)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • X (Mega Man X series)
  • Zero (Mega Man X series)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Gray Fox (Metal Gear)
  • Quiet (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot/Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • The Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Venom Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Volgin/The Man On Fire (Metal Gear)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid series)
  • Commando (Miniclip Commando series)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Aaron Routakorpi (Persona: Rising Reverie)
  • Alex Mercer (PROTOTYPE)
  • James Heller (PROTOTYPE 2)
  • Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank series)
  • The Cooper Gang (Sly Cooper series)
  • Nightmare (Soul series)
  • Agent 3 (Splatoon)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Mario (Super Mario series)
  • Heihachi Mashima (Tekken)
  • Richard Miller (Time Crisis)
  • Snow Demon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Space Marines (Warhammer 40K)
  • Bj Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein)
  • Kazuma Kiryuu (Yakuza series)

Other

  • Sun Wukong (Journey Into the West)
  • Samson (Judeo-Christian Mythology)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Connovan (King's Dark Tidings)

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