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"What is essential is using your head, there is no need for meaningless head on fighting."
― Galdino/Mr.3 (One Piece)
"In our darkest hour, he appeared out of the shadows with his matchless knowledge of tactics and guerrilla warfare! It was as if he was blessed with the guidance of the Gods of War!"
― Ligia (Shinju no Nectar)
"No scenario? I see every scenario, I see 50 scenarios, that's what it does Carl - it puts me 50 moves ahead of you."
― Eddie Morra to Carl Van Loon (Limitless)

The ability to be an extremely skilled strategic genius and apply this skill to several objectives. Sub-power of Combat Perception.

Also Called

  • Analysis Aptitude
  • Enhanced Analysis
  • Chessmaster
  • Cunning Intellect
  • Master Manipulator/Planner/Strategist/Tactician
  • Military Genius
  • Strategic Mastermind
  • Strategy Genius
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Battle Manipulator/Grandmaster
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Ingenuity/Wit/resourcefulness

Capabilities

The user is an extremely skilled strategic genius and apply this skill to several objectives, able to create strategies and plans several steps ahead of the opponent. They can elaborate complex plans/strategies and apply them not only in battle, but all activities that involve cunning intellect, e.g. strategic games. They can anticipate all of the possible obstacles/opportunities and know what the best actions to take in any situation, allowing them to adapt and prepared for future events in advance by considering a large number of scenarios/outcomes/options/paths, and plan ahead for them, to be ready for any situation that may occur and handle it effectively.

Most of the users of this ability are very analytical and can understand or anticipate the enemies' moves, and always be two steps forward in any situation.

Applications

  • Adaptive Mind: to be able to adapt mentally to any situation or event.
  • Battlefield Adaption: to adapt to area/environment they happen to be fighting in.
  • Detail Intuition: to be aware of every detail in every plan and/or strategy.
  • Enhanced Charisma: to be influential and admired.
  • Enhanced Preparedness: to be ready for any possible and/or unforeseeable situation.
  • Enhanced Calculation: to be highly skilled in prediction of (information, variables, outcomes, decisions, choices, etc).
  • Enhanced Wisdom: to be insightful in every single decision that one could make.
  • Enhanced Response: to know the optimal actions to take in any situation, and pick the right response for any possible outcome.
  • Infinite Resourcefulness: to be able to make the most out of any/all resources, to handle and/or accomplish virtually any goal.
  • Game Intuition: to be completely aware of every aspect and rules of the game to win at any and all games.
  • Hypercompetence: to be mentally and physically capable to accomplish every single task and handle any situation.
  • Opportunity Sense: to be able to see the opportunities of winning in any situation.
  • Pattern Sense: to perceive and understand the patterns of any situation and behaviors of any individual.
  • Psychological Intuition: to possess a deeper and intuitive understanding of the psychological behavior of everyone they meet.
  • Tranquil State: to stay calm and collected in any situation and think with perfect clarity in all difficult events.
  • Trapping Intuition: to posses the ingenuity and know how to traps for their targets in any plans they may scheme.
  • Unpredictability: to be hard to predict.
  • Victory Inducement: to find the means to bring victory to oneself or others.

Associations

Limitations

  • May be vulnerable to Unpredictability.
  • May be corrupted or overwhelmed by their own intelligence making user arrogant or underestimate the opponent.

Known Users

See Also: The Chessmaster and The Strategist.

Comics/Cartoons

  • Roger Smith (American Dad)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Tim Drake/Robin/Red Robin (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Alexander "Lex" Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Black Manta (DC Comics)
  • Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Who Laughs (DC Comics)
  • Hank McCoy/Beast (Marvel Comics)
  • Callisto (Marvel Comics)
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America (Marvel Comics)
  • Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man (Marvel Comics)
  • Alex Wilder (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Nick Fury (Marvel Comics)
  • Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Marvel Comics)
  • Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Comics)
  • Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)
  • Marco Diaz (Star vs The Forces Of Evil)
  • Chase Young (Xialoin Showdown)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Mackiel Roy "Macroy" (A.R.Hicks Series)
  • Super Commando Dhruva (Raj Comics)
  • Kion (The Lion Guard)

Anime/Manga

  • Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)
  • Kisuke Uruhara (Bleach)
  • Sōusuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • Light Yagami/Kira (Death Note)
  • L (Death Note)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Peta (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Black Zetsu (Naruto)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Naruto)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Orochimaru (Naruto)
  • Shikaku Nara (Naruto)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
  • Haku (Naruto)
  • Capone Bege (One Piece)
  • Jinbe (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Sengoku (One Piece)
  • Tsuru (One Piece)
  • Galdino/Mr.3 (One Piece)
  • Various Bookkeepers (Zatch Bell!)
  • Gaku Yashiro (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Hanbei Takanaka (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)
  • Hitsugi Yakouin (Omamori Himari)
  • Punitto Moe (Overlord)
  • Takehito Morokuzu/Gakuto (Prison School)
  • Sona Sitri (Highschool DxD)
  • Seekvaira Agares (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Seijuro Akashi (Kuroko no Basket)
  • Armin Arlert (Attack On Titan)
  • Various Characters (Kingdom)
  • Kiyokawa Hiroto (Kou 1 Desu ga Isekai de Joushu Hajimemashita)
  • Satsuki Momoi (Kuroko no Basket)
  • Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
  • Avatar/Robin (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Shishio Makoto (Samurai X)
  • Shogo Makishima (Psycho-Pass)
  • Ryoko Otonashi/Junko Enoshima (DanganRonpa)
  • Kei Nagai (Ajin)
  • Oda Nobunaga (Drifters)
  • Hannibal (Drifters)
  • Inaho Kaizuka (Aldnoah.Zero)
  • Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kai Watari (Shinju no Nectar)
  • Juzo Okita (Space Battleship Yamato)
  • Lulu Bell (D.Gray-man)

Literature

  • Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew)
  • Michael Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy)
  • Vito Corleone (The Godfather Trilogy)
  • The Hardy Boys (The Hardy Boys)
  • Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Edward "Eddie" Morra (Limitless)
  • Tigrevrumud Vorn (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)
  • Tatsuya Shiba (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  • Sora (No Game No Life)
  • Narukami Sakaki (Absolute Duo)
  • James Bond (Bond 007)
  • Professor James Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes Novels)
  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Novels)

Live Television/Movies

  • Achilles (Troy)
  • Hector (Troy)
  • Odysseus (Troy)
  • Maximus (Gladiator)
  • Sgt. Colt Howards/Mace (C.O.P.S.)
  • Michael Scofield (Prison Break)
  • Admiral Trench (Star Wars:The Clone Wars)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
  • Darth Sideous (Star Wars)
  • Sontarans (Doctor Who)
  • Daleks (Doctor Who)
  • The Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • John "Hannibal" Smith (A-Team)
  • Jason Bourne (Bourne Series)
  • Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
  • Think Tank (Star Trek Voyager)
  • J. Daniel Atlas (Now You See Me)
  • The MC Bat Commander (The Aquabats! Super Show!)
  • Gamera (Gamera series)
  • Octoroo (Power Rangers Samurai)
  • Prometheus/Adrian Chase (Arrowverse)
  • Nogitsune/Void Stiles (Teen Wolf)

Games

  • Kalrow (Asura's Wrath)
  • Skarsnik (Warhammer)
  • Azhag the Slaughterer (Warhammer)
  • Ursarkar E. Creed (Warhammer 40K)
  • Doctor Eggman (Sonic The Hedgehog series)
  • Alexander the Great (TYPE-MOON)
  • Archer (TYPE-MOON)
  • Strategist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Analyst (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Azmodan (Diablo)
  • Protagonist Characters (Fallout); via V.A.T.S
    • The Lone Wanderer
  • Slippy Toad (Star Fox)
  • Ronyx J. Kenny (Star Ocean)
  • Kidou Yuuto (Inazuma Eleven)
  • Hakuoro (Utawarerumono)

Mythology/Folklore

  • Athena (Greek Mythology)
  • Lucifer (Religion/Dante's Inferno)

Web

  • Epsilon/Church (Red vs Blue)

Gallery

Comics/Cartoons

Anime/Manga

Video Games

Others