The ability to understand how a person thinks and fights in combat.

Also Called

  • Combat Intuition
  • Combat Mentality Perception
  • Combat Planning
  • Combat Scientist
  • Combat Strategy Planning
  • Combat Understanding


The user can instantly understand an opponent's method of thinking and fighting and anticipating their moves. Once they understand their enemies strategy, they are able to find their flaw and weakness and take them down with little effort. While some users of this method do not use it as part of their primary fighting style, it is helpful in emergencies against difficult opponents where ordinary methods will not work against them.




  • Can still be overpowered by a superior opponent.
  • Can be caught off-guard by a miscalculation or hidden ability.
  • May be difficult or impossible to come up with an effective strategy depending on the situation.
  • May require time to observe opponent's fighting style or weaknesses before using a strategy to avoid risks.
  • Over-thinking or giving into fear towards a situation can waste time and make it harder to find the right strategy.

Known Users

  • Leo Regulus (Saint Seiya)
  • Hyoga (Saint Seiya)
  • Midnighter (Wildstorm)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Shikaku Nara (Naruto)
  • Temari (Naruto)
  • Shikadai Nara (Naruto)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Guurahk (Bionicle)
  • Sontarans (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Novel Collections by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Shinobu Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel)
  • Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Garagos (Forgotten Realms)
  • Brainiac (DC)
  • Yuu Kamishiro (Holyland)
  • Strategist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Analyst (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Robin (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Kisuke Urahara (Bleach)