"Individually, they can take down any bender. Put them all together, they could take down the entire world."
― Zuko (Avatar:The Legend of Korra)
"The great war ended with neither winners or losers due to Acnologia's existence, as if mocking the deaths of all those who died in the war, victory was his and his alone."
― Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail)
"I know in my heart that it was impossible but, for that entire fleet of 5000 pirates to be completely eradicated by a single man!"
― Gin (One Piece)
"You're damn right I'm not a soldier. I'm a one man army!"
― Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)

The ability to be as deadly as a vastly superior force. Advanced version of Enhanced Combat.

Also Called

  • Army/Legion/Team of One
  • Implacability


The user is able to fight against seemingly, overwhelming odds with ease. They are a capable warrior on the battlefield, decimating the enemy single-handedly and with near supernatural finesse that pars with the skill of more experienced fighters. This ability can manifest into various ways but is usually the result of extreme martial skill. Users of this ability are as deadly at long-range combat as they are in close quarter.


  • Cause terror in your enemies.
  • High level users may be able to simulate Accelerated Perception.
  • Predict an opponents next move, through a combination of experience and instinct.
  • Quickly adapt to dangerous situations.
  • Become proficient in various forms of combat, or specialize in one.
  • Utilize and become proficient in any form of weaponry.
  • Some users may be able to suppress pain until their mission is completed.
  • Become a force of nature.
  • If users are Immortal (may be part of this power anyway) then they themselves are an army killing machine with no end.


  • Last Stand Empowerment: The ability to spontaneously manifest the above power in suicidal situations. Almost always results in the user's death, though not before amassing a significant body count. Users who do survive its use may develop the permanent version.
  • Inverse Ninja Law: The ability to become more powerful as the odds are stacked against you. However the opposite is also true. This may be exploited by genre-savvy opponents. Not necessarily unique to ninjas, see here for more details.



  • Users are not necessarily superhuman and may have difficulty dealing with such beings.
  • Harsh training may be needed to maintain abilities/skills.
  • Users may develop a psychological need to find worthy opponents.
  • Highly prone to overconfidence.
  • One cannot defeat the best of their enemies if they lack fear, suprise, and intimidation.

Known Users

See Also: One-Man Army.


  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Wan (Avatar series)
  • Ben Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • The Goon (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Golden Amazo (DC Animation)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Nightwing (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Midnighter (DC Comics)
  • Superboy Prime (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Griffin Family members (Family Guy)
  • Grimms (Grimm)
  • Viltrumites (Image Comics)
  • The Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Elektra (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Multiple Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Kane (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Thanos (Marvel Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Taskmaster (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • The Punisher (Marvel Comics)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.)


  • Ainz Ooal Gown (Overlord)
  • Cocytus (Overlord)
  • Level 5 Espers (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun)
  • Afro (Afro Samurai)
  • Joukyuu Kunitoshi (Aiki)
  • Azumi (Azumi)
  • Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill)
  • Skull Knight (Berserk)
  • Apostles (Berserk)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Nosferatu Zodd (Berserk)
  • First Captains of the Gotei 13 (Bleach)
    • Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto
    • Retsu Unohana
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Yhwach (Bleach)
  • Papillon (Buso Renkin)
  • Ichijou Aoi (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • Rei Ogami (Code:Breaker)
  • Toki (Code:Breaker)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
  • Various characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Raoh (Fist of the North Star)
  • Lucy (Elfen Lied)
  • Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
  • Juvia Lockser (Fairy Tail)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Wendy Marvell (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Shirou Emiya (Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illy); Miyu's brother version only
  • Greed/Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • Utsuro (Gintama)
  • Dogko Ryong (Gosu)
  • Gang Ryong (Gosu)
  • Sa Paecheon (Gosu)
  • Alexander Anderson (Hellsing Series)
  • Alucard (Hellsing Series)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Dulio Gesulado (Highschool DxD)
  • Issei Hyodou (Highschool DxD)
  • Sairaorg Bael (Highschool DxD)
  • Vali Lucifer (Highschool DxD)
  • Hayato Furinji (History's Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Meruem (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Netero (Hunter X Hunter)
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Kyou Ka (Kingdom)
  • Houken (Kingdom)
  • Moubu (Kingdom)
  • Ouhon (Kingdom)
  • Shigeo Kageyama (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Touichirou Suzuki (Mob Psycho 100)
  • Sun Seto (My Bride is a Mermaid)
  • Kaguya Otutsuki (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Nagato/Pain (Naruto)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Charlotte Amande (One Piece)
  • "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin (One Piece)
  • Blackbeard Pirates (One Piece)
    • "Blackbeard" Marshall D. Teach
  • Capone Bege (One Piece)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Edward Newgate/Whitebeard (One Piece)
  • Kaido (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • "Red Haired" Shanks (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Judge (One Piece)
  • Vinsmoke Sanji (One Piece)
  • Most S-Class Heroes (One-Punch Man)
    • Tornado of Terror
    • Watchdog Man
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Rem (Re:Zero Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
  • Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
  • Ryuho (s-CRY-ed)
  • Moroha Haimura/Flaga (Seiken Tsukai No World Break)
  • Sentai Rangers (Super Sentai)
  • Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Franchise)
  • Kenshi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar)
  • Katsuhito Masaki (Tenchi Universe)
  • Joseph G. Newton (Terra Formars)
  • Honoka (The Third: Girl with The Blue Eye)
  • Irregulars (Tower of God)
  • High Rankers (Tower of God)
  • Yongbi (Yongbi the Invincible)
  • Saito Hiraga (Zero no Tsukaima)

Life-Action TV/Film

  • Tai Lung (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Henry (Hardcore Henry)
  • Ip Man (Ip Man)
  • Thomas Anderson/Neo (The Matrix series)
  • Gabe Law (The One)
  • Yu Law (The One)
  • Niklaus Mikaulson (The Originals/Vampire Diaries)
  • Mikael (The Originals/Vampire Diaries)
  • Power Rangers (Power Rangers)
  • Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Dark Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
  • Lucifer (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Bryan Mills (Taken)
  • T-800s (Terminator)
  • T-1000s (Terminator)

Video Games

  • Top-Tier Assassins (Assassin's Creed)
  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Batman (Arkham Series)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Jeanne (Bayonetta)
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Darksiders series)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Ashley J. Williams (Evil Dead series)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Lightning/Claire Farron (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Lieutenant Spartan B-312; Noble 6 (Halo)
  • Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Halo)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • X (Mega Man X series)
  • Zero (Mega Man X series)
  • Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Gray Fox (Metal Gear)
  • Quiet (Metal Gear)
  • Revolver Ocelot/Liquid Ocelot (Metal Gear)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
  • The Boss (Metal Gear)
  • Venom Snake (Metal Gear)
  • Volgin/The Man On Fire (Metal Gear)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid series)
  • Commando (Miniclip Commando Series)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Alex Mercer (PROTOTYPE)
  • James Heller (PROTOTYPE 2)
  • Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank series)
  • The Cooper Gang (Sly Cooper series)
  • Nightmare (Soul series)
  • Agent 3 (Splatoon)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Mario (Super Mario series)
  • Heihachi Mashima (Tekken)
  • Richard Miller (Time Crisis)
  • Snow Demon (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Space Marines (Warhammer 40K)


  • John Matrix (Commando)
  • Seda (Dark Cloud); via Dark Genie
  • Vlad III Tepes (Dracula Untold)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • Sun Wukong (Journey Into the West)
  • Samson (Judeo-Christian lore)
  • Ting (Ong-Bak)
  • Aaron Routakorpi (Persona: Rising Reverie)
  • Mr.Smith (Shoot'Em Up)
  • Harry Tasker (True Lies)
  • Kazuma Kiryuu (Yakuza series)
  • Adol Christin (Ys)





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