"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)
"Years of intense training in a specialized form of martial arts, we have overcome the limits of the human body and gained both superior physical power and technique to weaponize our own bodies, those who have mastered the Rokushiki shall have the force of a hundred man"
― Rob Lucci (One Piece)
"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)

The circumstance in which one develops incredible abilities through extensive training.

Also Called

  • Charles Atlas Superpower
  • Superiority Training
  • Training From Hell


The user has developed incredible abilities by/through an extensive/excessive training regimen.




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

Known Users

See also: Charles Atlas Superpower 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)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Michael Van Patrick/MVP (Marvel Comics)
  • Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Family (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Luther Strode (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
  • Miyamato Usagi (Usagi Yojimbo)


  • Hayley Smith (American Dad!)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)

Live Television

  • Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Various Characters (Arrowverse)
  • 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)
  • Meiling Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Naive T-Cells/Killer T-Cells (Cells at Work!)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • 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 the Empty (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)
  • Hyou (Kingdom)
  • 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)
  • 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 series)
  • 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)




Video Games

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