"This is the guy who said he couldn't live up to his myth. He's wrestling an angel."
― The Flash on Superman. (DC Comics)
"A fist... is the first and most powerful weapon that men can have in their entire lives. It is a man's soul in material form, the ultimate melee weapon!"
― Douren, Sengoku Youko chapter 68
"You were at Galidraan…tell me, how did one mere man kill so many of your kind? With his bare hands."
― Darth Sidious and Darth Tyranus, about Jango Fett (Star Wars)

The ability to possess great skill in unarmed combat. Sub-power of Enhanced Combat.

Also Called

  • Enhanced/Superhuman Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Enhanced/Superhuman Martial Arts
  • Master Martial Artist
  • Superhuman Unarmed Combat


The users excel in melee attacks without wielding weapons. Rather than relying on weapons or equipment, they draw on their own strength and skill to fight. Users are able to use different styles of martial arts, they can also perform many different combination strikes, counters, and disarm their foes with their bare hands.





  • May take time to learn new combat skills.
  • Lack of a weapon usually put the user at a disadvantage against armed opponents.

Known Users

See Also: This Index Knows Kung-Fu.


  • Sonar the Fennec (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Atom (DC Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Batgirl (DC Comics)
  • Batwoman (DC Comics)
  • Bronze Tiger (DC Comics)
  • Black Canary (DC Comics)
  • Cassandra Cain (DC Comics)
  • Constantine Drakon (DC Comics)
  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Killer Croc (DC Comics)
  • Lady Shiva (DC Comics)
  • Mon-El (DC Comics)
  • O-Sensei (DC Comics)
  • Power Girl (DC Comics)
  • Richard Dragon (DC Comics)
  • Robin (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Stargirl (DC Comics)
  • Ultra Boy (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Wildcat (DC Comics)Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • Mattew Murdock/Daredevil (Marvel Comics)
  • Scott Summers/Cyclops (Marvel Comics)
  • Davos/The Steel Serpent (Marvel Comics)
  • Misty Knight (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Sam Wilson/The Falcon (Marvel Comics)
  • Robert Reynolds/The Sentry (Marvel Comics)
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Luke Cage (Marvel Comics)
  • Power Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Hellboy (Hellboy/BPRD)
  • Allen the Alien (Image Comics)
  • Brit (Image Comics)
  • Savage Dragon (Image Comics)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics)
  • Practitioners of the Hercules Method (Image Comics)


  • Lugart Won (Black Cat)
  • Takeshi Goda (Doraemon)
  • Various Characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Gearless Joe (Megalo Box)
  • Rokushiki Users (One Piece)
    • CP9 members
    • Various High Ranked Navy Officers
  • Fishman Karate Users (One Piece)
    • Jinbe
    • Hack
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Franky (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Rock Lee (Naruto)
  • Might Guy (Naruto)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Various Characters (Ranma ½)
  • Aoi Sakurai (Rail Wars)
  • Shizuma Kusanagi (Real Bout High School)
  • Natsuki Subaru (Re:Zero)

Video Games

  • Yang (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Ursula (Final Fantasy IV: The After Years)
  • Souichirou Kuzuki (TYPE-MOON)
  • Bazett Fraga McRemitz (TYPE-MOON)
  • Akihiko Sanada (Persona)
  • Chie Satonaka (Persona)
  • Roberto Frois (Onimusha)
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Sengoku Basara)
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sengoku Basara)
  • Farah Oersted (Tales of Eternia)
  • Grappler (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Lilith (Vanguard Princess)
  • Mii Brawlers (Super Smash. Bros.)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Venom Snake (Metal Gear)
  • The Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Quiet (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Liza (Saga Frontier)
  • Claude C. Kenni (Star Ocean: The Second Story)

Web Series

  • Kung Fury (Kung Fury)