"Amazing...!! It's been awhile since we last saw Hon-sama get serious, he was already strong enough with speed and precision from before...But now, it's almost as if his spear has the same destructive force of Earl Shi of the Wei Fire Dragon!!"
― The Gyoku Hou Unit on their captain, Ou Hon (Kingdom)

The ability to develop skills in response to immediate threats or situations. Sub-power of Hypercompetence.

Also Called

  • Adaptive Skill
  • Instant Skill Adaptation/Evolution
  • Spontaneous Skill Adaption


User can instantly develop skills to deal with threats, circumstances or varying situations, either permanently or temporary.

For example, after a certain situation, like a sword battle, the user may develop Enhanced Swordsmanship to use in such a battle. They could gain knowledge of medicine, and use it to heal someone who is severely wounded. Some users may develop enhancements to go along with the skills, making it seem as if they have had years of development and training in a few seconds.




  • May only be temporary.
  • May not be able to control adaptations.
  • Usually dependent upon a direct threat or a situation that the person is in, resulting in responsive action.
  • Some reactions may have a delayed response.

Known Users

See Also: Suddenly Always Knew That.

  • Various Characters (Baki the Grappler)
    • Yuujiro Hanma
    • Baki Hanma
  • Kiriyama Kazuo (Battle Royale)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Satou Pendragon (Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody)
  • Various Characters (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Chuck Bartowski (Chuck); via The Intersect
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
    • Ri Shin
    • Ou Hon
  • Teon Macik/Primal (Marvel Comics)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Haru Glory (Rave Master); via Rave of Knowledge
  • Emi and Yumi Hanner (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)

Known Objects

  • The Intersect (Chuck)


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