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The power to possess great skill in wielding a dagger. Variation of Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Dagger Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
  • Enhanced Knifemanship
  • Enhanced Knifeplay
  • Enhanced Knife Fighting/Proficiency/Throwing
  • Enhanced Trench Knife Skill
  • Tantōjutsu

Capabilities

Users have an incredible aptitude for the ways of the dagger. They are able to wield small blades with great proficiency and cunning as well as stealth; concealing multiple knives on their person flawlessly, to be retrieved at will in combat.

Applications

  • Extreme skill with all forms of dagger, paired with the ease with which such weapons may be hidden on the body, allows the user to employ a richly varied fighting style: switching between any number of exotic types of knife mid-battle to hack, jab, hook or otherwise harm a target. More powerful users of this ability may even use some specialized varieties of dagger in ways they were not designed for, such as throwing a stiletto accurately or impaling with a curved blade.
  • Trick moves, misdirection and feints to add to the user's abilities in combat as well as for the purposes of display.
  • The ability to target and exploit an opponent's vital points with flawless accuracy, often in order to make a swift, silent kill or disable without inflicting lethal wounds.
  • Some varieties of dagger lend themselves to throwing, in which case the user's aim can be expected to be nigh perfect, even in the middle of combat or when throwing multiple weapons. In addition, this may allow the user to pin targets down through their opponent's clothing or flesh, preventing them from moving without actually killing them.
  • The shortness of a dagger offers a smaller blind-spot than long swords, while at the same time allowing them to take advantage of such spots in face of swordsmen.

Associations

Limitations

  • User may not be able to handle a larger blade with similar skill.
  • Aside from in the actual act of eliminating a target, this ability does not enhance a user's stealth.

Known Users

  • Terumi Yuuki (BlazeBlue)
  • Kensei Mugurama (Bleach)
  • Shaz Domino (Bleach)
  • Colet (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Bell Cranel (Danmachi)
  • Jacob Lessio (Fairy Tail)
  • Larxene (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Assassins (Assassin's Creed series)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Rogues (Warcraft)
  • Warlocks (Warcraft)
  • Dorothy (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Babbo Version 6 - Puss in Boots (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, X (Zehn) (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Asuma Sarutobi (Naruto)
  • Hati (Saint Seiya Ω)
  • Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou Project)
  • Knives Chau (Scott Pilgrim)
  • Shiki Ryougi (Kara no Kyoukai)
  • Shiki Tohno (Tsukihime)
  • Hassan-i-Sabbah (Assassin) (Fate/stay night)
  • Jack the Ripper (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Kranz Maduke (Black Cat)
  • Laura Bodewig (Infinite Stratos)
  • Echidna (Queen's Blade)
  • Irma (Queen's Blade)
  • Shizuka (Queen's Blade)
  • Zidane (Final Fantasy series)
  • Rem Tomikiya (Final Fantasy series)
  • Shizuku Sangou (Kampfer)
  • Jeff The Killer (Creepypasta)
  • Mai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Dampierre (Soulcaliber)
  • Greed (Soulcaliber)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Belphegor (Katekyō Hitman Reborn)
  • Rasiel (Katekyō Hitman Reborn)
  • Aerrow (Storm Hawk)
  • Alice Liddell (American McGee's Alice)
  • Kid (Chrono Cross)
  • Sothe (Fire Emblem)
  • Heather (Fire Emblem)
  • Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Jack Krauser (Resident Evil)
  • Dio Brando (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III Stardust Crusaders)
  • Enrico Pucci (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6 Stone Ocean)
  • Valentine (Skullgirls)
  • Sid (Soul Eater)
  • Drax the Destroyer (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes/Winter Soldier (Marvel Comics)
  • Black Panther (Marvel Comics)
  • Dagger (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra (Marvel Comics)
  • Clove (The Hunger Games)
  • Enobaria (The Hunger Games)
  • Shadowhunters (Shadowhunter Chronicles)
  • Player Character (Runescape)
  • Rogues (Dragonfable)
  • Izaya Orihara (Durarara!!)
  • Tokaku Azuma (Akuma no Riddle)
  • Isuke Inukai (Akuma no Riddle)
  • Richard B. Riddick (The Chronicles of Riddick)
  • Jack the Ripper (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ghostface (Scream)
  • Fuu Houhou (The Outcast)
  • Elmindreda "Min" Farshaw (The Wheel of Time)
  • Thomdril "Thom" Merrilin (The Wheel of Time)
  • V (V for Vendetta)
  • Oishi Kawaii (Oishi High School Battle)
  • Kyoma Mabuchi (Dimension W)
  • Maya (Killer Instinct)
  • Various Characters (Far Cry)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Tarzan (Tarzan franchise)
  • Razor the Shark (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Hawkeye (Seiken Densetsu 3)
  • Eyeball Ruby (Steven Universe)
  • Spy (Team Fortress 2)
  • Trini Kwan/Yellow Ranger (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • William "B.J." Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein)
  • William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting (Gangs of New York)
  • Lincoln Clay (Mafia III)

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