"What is essential is using your head, there is no need for meaningless head on fighting."
― Galdino (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)

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
  • Master Manipulator/Planner/Strategist/Tactician
  • Military Genius
  • Strategic Mastermind
  • Strategy Genius
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Battle Manipulator/Grandmaster
  • Tactical/Strategical/Strategic Ingenuity/Wit


The user can create strategies and plans several steps ahead of the opponent, seeming like the user can see into the future. The user is able to elaborate complex plans and strategies and apply them in, not just battle, but any other activity that involves cunning intellect, e.g. strategic games. Most of the users of this ability are very analytical and can understand or anticipate the enemies' moves.


  • Adaptive Mind: to be able to adapt mentally to any situation or event.
  • Battlefield Adaption: to adaptive to whatever area or environment they happen to be fighting in.
  • Detail Intuition: becoming aware of every little detail in every plan and/or strategy.
  • Enhanced Charisma: to be completely influential and admired.
  • Enhanced Intelligence: becoming utterly brilliant compared to others.
  • Enhanced Preparedness: being completely ready for any possible and/or unforeseeable situation.
  • Enhanced Wisdom: being insightful in every single decision they might make.
  • Enhanced Wits: to be incredibly clever in every plan they may design.
  • Escape Artistry: to be fully capable of escaping any terrible situation, regardless of how impossible it may be.
  • Game Intuition: becoming completely aware of every aspect and rules of the game to win at any and all games.
  • Hypercompetence/Hypercognition: to be mentally and physically capable to accomplish every single task and handle any situation.
  • Pattern Sense: to perceive and understand the patterns of any situation and behaviors of any individual.
  • Psychological Intuition: 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: possessing the ingenuity and know how to traps for their targets in any plans they may scheme.
  • Victory Inducement: to find the means to bring victory to oneself or others.



  • 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.


  • Roger Smith (American Dad)
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman (DC Comics)
  • Tim Drake/Robin/Red Robin (DC Comics)
  • Darkseid (DC Comics)
  • Slade Wilson/Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Lex Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman (DC Comics)
  • Black Manta (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)
  • Thor (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine (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)


  • Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)
  • Kisuke Uruhara (Bleach)
  • Sousuke Aizen (Bleach)
  • 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)
  • Capone Bege (One Piece)
  • Jinbe (One Piece)
  • Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
  • Sengoku (One Piece)
  • Tsuru (One Piece)
  • Galdino (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)
  • Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
  • Hit (Dragon Ball super)
  • Seijuro Akashi (Kuroko no Basket)
  • Armin Arlert (Attack On Titan)
  • 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)


  • Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew)
  • 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)

Live Television/Movies

  • 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)
  • 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)


  • 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)


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


  • Epsilon/Church (Red vs Blue)




Video Games