"A strong body is necessary to enjoy a long life, I spent my youth training my body to the utmost possible. I became really tough because of that. Even in this ripe old age."
― Honest (Akame Ga Kill)
" Sokka, you must continue your training on your own. If you stay on this path, I know that one day, you will become an even greater master than I am."
― Piandao (Avatar: The Last Airbender))
"If [the law-ninjas] were dead, how did they know when to deploy? Hell, how have they been following us? They are exceptionally well trained."
― Black Mage and Thief (8-Bit Theater)
"So Wayne, how'd you learn all those cool self-defense moves?"
"I had training. Special training. The kind they're not allowed to give anymore."
― Bart Simpson and Wayne Slater (The Simpsons)
"My strength comes from training, not from some curse in my blood."
― Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
"He put rookies through Hell and back. He trained them to perfection."
― Kyle Rayner on Kilowog's training regime (DC Comics)
"With practice comes mastery. With mastery comes understanding. With understanding comes perfection."
― Davos (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"Not bad, but not enough. Be it training, strategy or resolution, everything is not enough! I will show you real strength that has been completely trained!!!"
― Douglas Bullet (One Piece: Stampede)
"Your Semblance is like a muscle. The more you practice with it, the stronger it will become. But if you only focus on one aspect of it...if you fail to test the limits of what you think is possible...then you'll never truly grow."
― Winter Schnee (RWBY)

The circumstance in which one develops incredible abilities through extensive training. Variation of Experientially Induced Powers and Power Source.

Also Called

  • Charles Atlas Superpower
  • Training Induced Powers
  • Superiority Training
  • Training From Hell


The user has developed incredible abilities by/through an extensive/excessive training regimen. Originally beginning as an individual with few or no special powers, engaging in specialized exercises (physical, mental, spiritual, etc.), allows the trainee to develop enhanced, potentially supernatural skills and techniques. Based on the nature of the training, continued practice can lead one to the greatest levels of one's desired discipline.





  • Lack of training may cause the user's abilities to fluctuate.
  • Training will take time.
  • Because of the Plateau effect, the user may reach the peak of their physical limits and never improve beyond that.

Known Users

See also: Charles Atlas Superpower, Boxing Lessons for Superman], Strong and Skilled, and Training From Hell.


  • Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • The X-Men (Marvel Comics)
  • The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
  • T'Challa/Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Killmonger (Marvel Comics)
  • Daniel Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Jigsaw (Marvel Comics)
  • Michael Van Patrick/MVP (Marvel Comics)
  • Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Family (DC Comics)
  • Kal-El/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Luther Strode (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Miyamato Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)


  • Hayley Smith (American Dad!)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Chase Young (Xiaolin Showdown)

Live Television

  • Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Various Characters (Arrowverse)
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Charles Gunn (Angel)
  • John Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Various Power Ranger Teams (Power Rangers franchise)
  • Various Super Sentai Ranger Teams (Super Sentai franchise)


  • Honest (Akame ga Kill)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Various Characters (Bleach)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Meiling Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Naive T-Cells/Killer T-Cells (Cells at Work!)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • Hei (Darker than Black)
  • Kyōma Mabuchi (Dimension W)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Hokuto Shinken Practitioners (Fist of the North Star)
  • Haulia Tribe (From Common Job Class to Strongest In The World)
  • Gabimaru (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)
  • Various characters (Highschool DxD)
  • Issei Hyodou (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Akisame (History's Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Arel (The Jobless Hero: I Didn't need Skills Anyway)
  • Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Ri Hyou (Kingdom)
  • Ri Shin (Kingdom)
  • Hou Ken (Kingdom)
  • Ou Hon (Kingdom)
  • Hi Shin Unit (Kingdom)
  • Various Characters (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Various Characters (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Various Characters (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Fake Assassin (TYPE-MOON)
  • Elline (Sekai no Owari no Encore)
  • Sung Jin-Woo (Solo Leveling)
  • Seran Leila (Tsuyokute New Saga)
  • Genkai (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Shinobu Sensui (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Various characters (Zatch Bell!)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time)

Video Games

  • Segata Sanshiro (Sega)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Many characters (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
    • Ryu Hayabusa
  • Zod (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Spyro (The Legend of Spyro)
  • Many characters (Metal Gear series)
  • King Dedede (Nintendo)
  • Many characters (Resident Evil series)
  • Many characters (Street Fighter series)
  • Many characters (Tekken series)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton (Assassin's Creed)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn’t Want a Fourth Time)


  • Various characters (RWBY)




Live Television

Video Games


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