The ability to develop skills, traits and abilities faster and more effectively than should be possible. Sub-power of Enhanced Potential, Child Prodigy, Old Prime and Instant Learning. Not to be confused with Accelerated Aging, Accelerated Muscle Development, Accelerated Growth, Accelerated System Development or Self-Power Augmentation.

Also Called

  • Advanced Growth Rate
  • Enhanced Development
  • Prodigy Syndrome
  • Rapid Adaptability/Learning/Personal Growth
  • Quick Learning Ability/Speed


User can improve their natural abilities far faster and to greater extent or beyond the limitations of other members of their species. This applies at a genetic level, allowing the body to keep up with the users own rapidly developing skills/physical attributes, and at an intellectual level, to which their mind/mental capabilities can develop beyond their normal limits. Users with superpowers benefit the same way, and even allows them to awaken any latent abilities within them.

As a result, user can(eventually) benefit from training that would otherwise cripple or kill a normal human being.




  • Power is not instantaneous, users still require time to develop skills.
  • May require help to continue developing past a certain point.
  • Some users may be limited to one area of expertise.
  • Training is still required to maintain skills.
  • May require drugs to help.
  • May require a certain object, individual, concept, ritual, etc. to activate.

Known Users

See also: Hard Work Hardly Works and Instant Expert.


  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Sado 'Chad' Yasutora (Bleach)
  • Occult Research Club (Highschool DxD)
  • Son Goku (Dragon Ball series)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball series)
  • Son Gohan (Dragon Ball series)
  • Gotenks (Dragon Ball series
  • Son Goten (Dragon Ball series)
  • Trunks (Dragon Ball series)
  • Caulifla (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Bell Cranel (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man); via Training Regimen
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Ryoga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2)


  • Michael Holt/Mr. Terrific (DC Comics)
  • Po (Kung Fu Panda)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • Finesse/Jeanne Foucault (Marvel Comics)
  • Skids (Transformers)


  • Xiao Yan (Dou Po Cang Qion)
  • Students at Shrek Academy (Douluo Dalu)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • The Young Guardians (The Young Guardians)

Live Television/Movies

  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Prue Halliwell (Charmed)
  • River Tam (Firefly)
  • Chance Harbor Circle (The Secret Circle)

Video Games

  • Minato and Minako/Hamuko Arisato (Persona 3)
  • Yu Narukami (Persona 4)
  • Jake Muller (Resident Evil 6)
  • Galen Marek/Starkiller (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed)
  • Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)