Power to incorporate regular or unusual stances for unpredictable combat.

Also Called

  • Stance-Based Combat System
  • Stance Shifting/System


The user is a master at using any manner of confusing or irregular stances to gain the upper hand in combat; they may have access to multiple stances via a split personality.



  • Some enemies might be able to adapt to counter each of your stances.
  • Stances might have limited combat options

Known Users

See Also: Stance System.

  • Altair (Assassin's Creed I)
  • Hazama (BlazBlue)
  • Litchi Faye-Ling (BlazBlue)
  • Nu-13 (BlazBlue)
  • Kagura Mutsuki (BlazBlue)
  • Rig (Dead or Alive 5)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • All Characters (Fire Emblem Fates); via the Attack and Guard Stance system
  • Han Dae-Wi (The God of High School)
  • Zappa (Guilty Gear)
  • Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
  • Eyedol (Killer Instinct)
  • Riptor (Killer Instinct)
  • Hotaru Futuba (The King of Fighters)
  • May Lee Jinju (The King of Fighters)
  • Shion (The King of Fighters)
  • Chin Gentsai (The King of Fighters)
  • Lightning (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Fate Testarossa (Magical Battle Arena)
  • Toro Inoue, the Sony Cat (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale)
  • Kai (Mortal Kombat)
  • Motaro (Mortal Kombat)
  • All characters (Mortal Kombat X)
  • Rock Lee (Naruto)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  • Shinobu (No More Heroes 2)
  • Aya (Onechanbara)
  • Misery (Onechanbara)
  • Saki (Onechanbara)
  • Reiko (Onechanbara)
  • Aigis (Persona 4: Arena)
  • Saito Hajime (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Various characters (Sengoku Basara)
  • Squigly (Skullgirls)
  • Ivy Valentine (Soul Caliber)
  • Nightmare (Soul Caliber)
  • Siegfried (Soul Caliber)
  • Voldo (Soul Caliber)
  • Yoshimitsu (Soul Caliber/Tekken)
  • Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Web of Shadows)
  • Gen (Street Fighter)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter II V)
  • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  • Cardboard Tube Samurai class (Penny Arcade Adventures)
  • Lei (Tekken)
  • Hwoarang (Tekken)
  • All of the Autobots (Transformers: Devastation)
  • Phoenix Wright (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3)
  • Amaterasu (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3)
  • Beatrice (The Weakness of Beatrice the Level Cap Holy Swordswoman)
  • The warrior class (World of Warcraft)
  • Goro Majima (Yakuza)
  • Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)


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