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One-Man Army
Neo (The Matrix) can hold his own against an army of Agents Smiths, single-handedly.

Power/Ability to:

Fight as effectively as a much larger group.

"You're damn right I'm not a soldier. I'm a one man army!"
―Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel)

The ability to be as deadly as a vastly superior force. An advanced version of Enhanced Combat. May be the end result of Combat Empowerment.

Also Called

  • Army 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.


  • Instil terror in your enemies, through your exploits.
  • High level users may be able to simulate Bullet Time.
  • 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 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 users 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

  • Thomas Anderson/Neo (The Matrix series)
  • Joukyuu Kunitoshi (Aiki)
  • Tai Lung (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Franchise)
  • Kenshi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar)
  • Katsuhito Masaki (Tenchi universe)
  • Midnighter (The Authority)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • Greed/Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
  • Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Wolverine (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • The Hulk (Marvel Comics)
  • Multiple Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Lightning Farron (Final Fantasy series)
  • Elektra (Marvel Comics)
  • Spider-Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Golden Amazo (DC Animation)
  • Nightwing/Dick Grayson (DC Comics)
  • Superman (DC Comics)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • Borsalino/Admiral Kizaru (One Piece)
  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto series)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto series)
  • Third Kazekage (Naruto series)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto series)
  • All Kage-level shinobi (Naruto series)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Level 5 Espers (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun)
  • Smith (Shoot'Em Up)
  • Alucard (Hellsing)
  • Alexander Anderson (Hellsing)
  • Hayato Furinji (History's Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)
  • The Terminator (Terminator)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Shadow (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Yasha (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Jean (Bayonetta)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Wan (Avatar Series)
  • Most Characters (Dragon Ball)
  • Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
  • Ryuho (s-CRY-ed)
  • Alex Mercer (Prototype)
  • James Heller (Prototype 2)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Lucy (Elfen Lied)
  • Various Power Rangers (Power Rangers)
  • Various Sentai Rangers (Super Sentai)
  • Top-Tier Assassins (Assassin's Creed)
  • Zack Fair (Final Fantasy)
  • Klaus (The Originals/Vampire Diaries)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Gene (God Hand)
  • Rachet (Rachet and Clank)
  • Jak (Jak and Daxter)
  • The Cooper Gang (Sly Cooper)
  • X (Mega Man)
  • Zero (Mega Man)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Moroha Haimura/Flaga (Seiken Tsukai No World Break)
  • Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Dark Jedi (Star Wars)
  • Sith (Star Wars)
  • Afro (Afro Samurai)
  • Alex Mercer (PROTOTYPE)
  • James Heller (PROTOTYPE)
  • John Matrix (Commando)
  • Harry Tasker (True Lies)
  • Bryan Mills (Taken)
  • Mario (Mario)
  • Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Halo)
  • Lieutenant Spartan B-312; Noble 6 (Halo)
  • Ermac (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
  • Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Shinnok (Mortal Kombat)
  • Samson (Judaism)
  • Yu Law (The One)
  • Gabe Law (The One)
  • Seda (Dark Cloud); via Dark Genie
  • Honoka (The Third: Girl with The Blue Eye)
  • Harry Taskey (True Lies)
  • Saitama (One Punch man)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Aaron Routakorpi (Persona: Rising Reverie)
  • Superboy Prime/Superman Prime (DC Comics)
  • Zack Unfair (Final Fantasy VII:Crisis Core)
  • Saito Hiraga (Zero No Tsukaima)
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Darksiders series)
  • Snow Demon (Valkyrie Crusade)

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