"He only had two punches that made contact... Then why am I s-so damaged?!"
― Cell after getting hit by Gohan's Soaring Dragon Strike. (Dragon Ball series)

The ability to deal crippling attacks to opponents. Combination of Weakness Detection and Enhanced Combat.

Also Called

  • Critical Damage/Hit/Strike
  • Super Effective Hit
  • Serious Damage


The user is able to deal extremely damaging attacks to the enemy dealing double the damage or causing very lethal pain or fatal wounds. Highly advanced users can take down their opponent in one attack.


  • Exploit weaknesses in the opponent's armor or shields.
  • One swift attack can damage an enemy's vital organs.
  • Use a series of combos to wear down the opponent.



  • Attack may have to be timed just right.

Known Users

  • Most characters in RPG games
  • Ted Asher (Alphas)
  • Assassins (Assassin's Creed series)
  • Digimon (Digimon)
  • Various fighters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Lone Wanderer (Fallout)
  • Yang (Final Fantasy IV); via Deadly
  • Gladiator Class (Final Fantasy V)
  • Marth (Fire Emblem)
  • Oboro (Gintama)
  • Antlion Guards (Half-Life 2 Series)
  • Antlion Guardian (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Keyblade Wielders (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Kain (Legacy of Kain)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • X (Mega Man series)
  • Zero (Mega Man series)
  • Bio-Metal Model H (Mega Man ZX series)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Pokémon (Pokémon); via critical hits
  • Pokémon capable of using Storm Throw or Frost Breath (Pokémon)
  • Pokémon with the Merciless ability (Pokémon); only against poisoned opponents
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Various characters (Soul series)
  • Mario (Super Mario)
  • Most Fighters (Yu Yu Hakusho)