"What is essential is using your head, there is no need for meaningless head on fighting."
― Galdino/Mr.3 (One Piece)
"Imagination is the basis of tactics, those who do not learn to exploit it will be the first to die in a war."
― Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
"In our darkest hour, he appeared out of the shadows with his matchless knowledge of tactics and guerrilla warfare! It was as if he was blessed with the guidance of the Gods of War!"
― Ligia (Shinju no Nectar)
"No scenario? I see every scenario, I see 50 scenarios, that's what it does Carl - it puts me 50 moves ahead of you."
― Eddie Morra to Carl Van Loon (Limitless)
"I know a dozen ways to defeat every single one of you. I have dossier files for every "superhero" on the Planet. I've been planning this."
― Prometheus to the Justice League (JLA #17)
"Whatever Penguin might be, he's anything but a buffoon. He plans his crimes with military precision. His thinking is brilliant - circuitous and multi-leveled."
― Bruce Wayne/Batman on Oswald Cobblepot (Batman #448)
"There's a plan in everything kid. And I love it when a plan comes together!"
― John "Hannibal" Smith to his team (The A-Team, 2010)
"To think you would use the trap set against you to entrap them... I've never seen a dramatic resurgence such as that. Truly marvelous—those are the only words I can think of to describe you. "
― Igor to Ren Amamiya (Persona 5)

The ability to be an extremely skilled strategic genius and apply this skill to several objectives. Sub-power of Combat Perception.

Also Called

  • Analysis Aptitude
  • Enhanced Analysis
  • Chessmaster
  • Cunning Intellect
  • Master Manipulator/Planner/Strategist/Tactician
  • Military Genius
  • Strategic Mastermind
  • Strategy Genius
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Battle Manipulator/Grandmaster
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Ingenuity/Proficiency/Resourcefulness/Wit


The user is an extremely skilled strategic genius and apply this skill to several objectives, able to create strategies and plans several steps ahead of the opponent. They can elaborate complex plans/strategies and apply them not only in battle but all activities that involve cunning intellect, e.g. strategic games. They can anticipate all of the possible obstacles/opportunities and know what the best actions to take in any situation, allowing them to adapt and prepare for future events in advance by considering a large number of scenarios/outcomes/options/paths, and plan ahead for them, to be ready for any situation that may occur and handle it effectively.

Most of the users of this ability are very analytical and can understand or anticipate the enemies' moves, and always be two steps forward in any situation.


  • Adaptive Mind: to be able to adapt mentally to any situation or event.
  • Advantage Creation: Keen enough to prepare and exploit fortuitous situations presented by possibility.
  • Battlefield Adaption: to adapt to the area/environment they happen to be fighting in.
  • Detail Intuition: to be aware of every detail in every plan and/or strategy.
  • Enhanced/Supernatural Charisma: to be influential and admired.
  • Enhanced/Supernatural Preparedness: to be ready for any possible and/or unforeseeable situation.
  • Enhanced Calculation: to be highly skilled in a prediction of (information, variables, outcomes, decisions, choices, etc).
  • Enhanced/Supernatural Wisdom: to be insightful in every single decision that one could make.
  • Enhanced Response: to know the optimal actions to take in any situation, and pick the right response for any possible outcome.
  • Infinite Resourcefulness: to be able to make the most out of any/all resources, to handle and/or accomplish virtually any goal.
  • Game Intuition: to be completely aware of every aspect and rules of the game to win at any and all games.
  • Hypercompetence: to be mentally and physically capable to accomplish every single task and handle any situation.
  • Opportunity Sense: to be able to see the opportunities of winning in any situation.
  • Pattern Sense: to perceive and understand the patterns of any situation and behaviors of any individual.
  • Probability Computation: to be able to see the variables of any situation and predict any potential outcome of an event.
  • Psychological Intuition: to possess a deeper and intuitive understanding of the psychological behavior of everyone they meet.
  • Tranquil State: to stay calm and collected in any situation and think with perfect clarity in all difficult events.
  • Trapping Intuition: to possess the ingenuity and know-how to traps for their targets in any plans they may scheme.
  • Unpredictability: to be hard to predict.
  • Victory Inducement: to find the means to bring victory to oneself or others.



  • May be vulnerable to Unpredictability.
  • May be corrupted or overwhelmed by their own intelligence, making the user arrogant, overconfident or underestimate the opponent or opponents.

Known Users

See Also: The Chessmaster and The Strategist.


  • Roger Smith (American Dad)
  • Cyril Figgis (Archer)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Tim Drake/Robin/Red Robin (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Alexander "Lex" Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Oswald Cobblepot (DC Comic)
  • Black Manta (DC Comics)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Who Laughs (DC Comics)
  • Joker (DC Comics)
  • Radley Crown/Blue Falcon (Hanna-Barbera)
  • Hank McCoy/Beast (Marvel Comics)
  • Callisto (Marvel Comics)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Kang the Conqueror (Marvel Comics)
  • Alex Wilder (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Nick Fury (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Marvel Comics)
  • Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Comics)
  • Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin (Marvel Comics)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Evil/Eye patch/President Morty (Rick and Morty)
  • Marco Diaz (Star vs The Forces Of Evil)
  • Pitch Black/The Bogeyman (Rise of the Guardians)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Super Commando Dhruva (Raj Comics)
  • Kion (The Lion Guard)
  • Sally Acorn (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Nu Hai (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny)
  • Fred Jones (Scooby-Doo)


  • Inaho Kaizuka (Aldnoah.Zero)
  • Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)
  • Kei Nagai (Ajin)
  • Eri Nakamura (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Nagumo Hajime (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Shizuku Yaegashi (Arifureta Sekai Saikyou)
  • Armin Arlert (Attack On Titan)
  • Kisuke Uruhara (Bleach)
  • Sōusuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Seiya Ryuguin (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious)
  • Light Yagami/Kira (Death Note)
  • L (Death Note)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Tōka (Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest)
  • Hermit (Edens Zero)
  • Peta (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Black Zetsu (Naruto)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Shikaku Nara (Naruto)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Amado (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
  • Haku (Naruto)
  • Taikoubou (Houshin Engi)
  • Capone Bege (One Piece)
  • Jinbe (One Piece)
  • Usopp (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Trafalgfar Law (One Piece)
  • Sengoku (One Piece)
  • Tsuru (One Piece)
  • Galdino/Mr.3 (One Piece)
  • Various Bookkeepers (Zatch Bell!)
  • Gaku Yashiro (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
  • Naofumi Iwatani (Rising of the Shield Hero)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Hanbei Takanaka (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
  • Hitsugi Yakouin (Omamori Himari)
  • Punitto Moe (Overlord)
  • Takehito Morokuzu/Gakuto (Prison School)
  • Rias Gremory (Highschool DxD)
  • Sona Sitri (Highschool DxD)
  • Seekvaira Agares (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Tobio Ikuse (Highschool DxD)
  • Azazel (Highschool DxD)
  • Diehauser Belial (Highschool DxD)
  • Falbium Asmodeus (Highschool DxD)
  • Ajuka Beelzebub (Highschool DxD)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Seijuro Akashi (Kuroko no Basket)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Kiyokawa Hiroto (Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Satsuki Momoi (Kuroko no Basket)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Avatar/Robin (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Shishio Makoto (Samurai X/Ruroni Kenshin)
  • Shogo Makishima (Psycho-Pass)
  • Ryoko Otonashi/Junko Enoshima (DanganRonpa)
  • Oda Nobunaga (Drifters)
  • Hannibal (Drifters)
  • Lulu Bell (D.Gray-man)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kai Watari (Shinju no Nectar)
  • Juzo Okita (Space Battleship Yamato)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Various Characters (Hell’s Paradise Jigokuraku)
    • Gabimaru
    • Yuzuriha
    • Aza Chōbē
  • Askeladd (Vinland Saga)
  • Yugi (Yu-Gi-Oh)


  • Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew)
  • Michael Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy)
  • Vito Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy)
  • The Hardy Boys (The Hardy Boys)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Edward "Eddie" Morra (Limitless)
  • Brian Finch (Limitless TV Series)
  • Tigrevrumud Vorn (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Narukami Sakaki (Absolute Duo)
  • James Bond (Bond 007)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes Novels)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Novels)

Live Television/Movies

  • Achilles (Troy)
  • Hector (Troy)
  • Odysseus (Troy)
  • Maximus (Gladiator)
  • Sgt. Colt Howards/Mace (C.O.P.S.)
  • Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
  • Admiral Trench (Star Wars)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Darth Sidious (Star Wars)
  • Mitth'raw'nuruodo/Thrawn (Star Wars)
  • Sontarans (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • John "Hannibal" Smith (A-Team)
  • Jason Bourne (Bourne Series)
  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
  • Think Tank (Star Trek Voyager)
  • J. Daniel Atlas (Now You See Me)
  • The MC Bat Commander (The Aquabats! Super Show!)
  • Gamera (Gamera series)
  • Octoroo (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Prometheus/Adrian Chase (Arrowverse)
  • Caesar (Planet of the Apes)
  • Helmut Zemo (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Andrew Wiggin (Ender's Game)
  • Nogitsune/Void Stiles (Teen Wolf)

Video Games

  • Kalrow (Asura's Wrath)
  • Azmodan (Diablo)
  • Protagonist Characters (Fallout); via V.A.T.S
    • The Lone Wanderer
  • Kidou Yuuto (Inazuma Eleven)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts series)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Hifumi Togo (Persona 5)
  • Ren Amamiya (Persona 5)
  • Futaba Sakura (Persona 5)
  • Morgana (Persona 5)
  • Doctor Eggman (Sonic The Hedgehog series)
  • Slippy Toad (Star Fox)
  • Ronyx J. Kenny (Star Ocean)
  • Alexander the Great (TYPE-MOON)
  • Archer (TYPE-MOON)
  • Hakuoro (Utawarerumono)
  • Strategist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Analyst (Valkyrie Crusade)


  • Athena (Greek Mythology)
  • Metis (Greek Mythology)
  • Lucifer (Religion/Dante's Inferno)


  • Epsilon/Church (Red vs Blue)

Tabletop Games

  • Albiters (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • The Colonel (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Yuri Olson (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Skarsnik (Warhammer)
  • Azhag the Slaughterer (Warhammer)
  • Ursarkar E. Creed (Warhammer 40K)

 Known Objects

  • NZT drug (Limitless)




Video Games


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