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The ability to utilize mystical combat in multiple forms of martial arts.

Also Called

  • Kung Fu Magic
  • Majikkujutsu
  • Mystic Martial Arts
  • Supernatural Martial Arts

Capabilities

User can utilize mystical combat in multiple forms of martial arts. Many of those who train in martial arts gain superhuman capabilities by learning to harness multiple forms of magic or other supernatural abilities.

Some techniques are often either a form of excellence or perfection of an existing martial art and sometimes users of the original tend to change or innovate the martial art to make it their own.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Only certain practitioners can master certain techniques; usually, this means finding the right teacher, but some are directly tied to bloodline or have less physical requirements (certain type of chi/ki, mental state, ec.)
  • Time between learning it and mastering the techniques depends on the development of the user.
  • Abandoning or attempting a technique without actually training or practicing it could have terrible results and sometimes backfire.
  • Some techniques are considered to be forbidden to use regularly in a bout and could deprive, cripple, strain or even kill the user in careless uses.
  • Rivals finding knowledge of the technique's flaws or openings will risk either a swift defeat or anticipation.

Known Users

Cartoons

  • Benders (Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra)
  • Ron Stoppable (Kim Possible)
  • Master Yao (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Woo Foo Knights (Yin Yang Yo)

Comics

  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Films

  • Evil Kabukiman (Citizen Toxie - The Toxic Avenger IV)
  • Kung Fu Masters (Kung Fu Panda)
    • Kai
    • Oogway
    • Po
    • Shifu
  • Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D (Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D.)
  • Force-sensitives (Star Wars)

Live Action TV

  • Various Power Ranger teams (Power Rangers)

Manga/Anime

  • Soul Reapers (Bleach)
    • Yoruichi Shihoin
  • Luo Cuilian (Campione)
  • Ki-users (Dragon Ball)
    • Son Goku
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Martial Artists (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Hamon/Ripple users (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Hyuga Clan (Naruto)
  • Ninjas (Naruto)
  • Taijutsu Specialists (Naruto)
    • Might Guy
    • Rock Lee
    • Shira
  • Rokushiki users (One Piece)
    • CP9
  • Fishman Karate users (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Clementine (Overlord)
  • Climb (Overlord)
  • Vesture Kloff Di Laufen (Overlord)
  • Gagaran (Overlord)
  • Go Gin (Overlord)
  • Zenberu Gugu (Overlord)
  • Hamsuke (Overlord)
  • Peter Mauk (Overlord)
  • Parpatra Ogrion (Overlord)
  • Zaryusu Shasha (Overlord)
  • Gazef Stronoff (Overlord)
  • Hekkeran Termite (Overlord)
  • Brain Unglaus (Overlord)
  • Erya Uzruth (Overlord)
  • Yōjutsu practitioners (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Most characters (Sakigake Otokojuku, Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

RPG

  • Most Exalted (Exalted)

Video Games

  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
  • Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Zell Dincht (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Masters of Wakfung (Islands of Wakfu)
    • Nora; can use the wind element in her attacks
  • Most characters (Jade Empire)
  • Kyo Kusanagi (The King of Fighters)
  • Fighter Kirby (Kirby series)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Most characters (Mortal Kombat)
  • Lucario (Pokémon)
  • Brawler Imaginators (Skylanders)
  • Most characters (Street Fighter)
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken)
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken)
  • Most characters (Touhou Project)

Web Animation

  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)

Other

  • Arables Sennjuriko (Persona: Rising Reverie)
  • Segata Sanshiro (Sega)

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