"If [the law-ninjas] were dead, how did they know when to deploy? Hell, how have they been following us? They are exceptionally well trained."
― Black Mage and Thief (8-Bit Theater)
"So Wayne, how'd you learn all those cool self-defense moves?"
"I had training. Special training. The kind they're not allowed to give anymore."
― Bart Simpson and Wayne Slater (The Simpsons)
"My strength comes from training, not from some curse in my blood."
― Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)

The circumstance in which one develops incredible abilities through extensive training.

Also Called

  • Charles Atlas Superpower
  • Superiority Training
  • Training From Hell


The user has developed incredible abilities by/through an extensive/excessive training regimen.





  • Lack of training may cause the user's abilities to fluctuate.
  • Training will take time.
  • Because of the Plateau Effect, user may reach the peak of their physical limits and never improve beyond that.

Known Users

See also: Charles Atlas Superpower and Training From Hell.


  • Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Marvel Comics)
  • James "Bucky" Barnes (Marvel Comics)
  • The X-Men (Marvel Comics)
  • The Avengers (Marvel Comics)
  • Green Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • The Batman Family (DC Comics)
  • Bane (DC Comics)
  • Karate Kid (DC Comics)
  • Luther Strode (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode )
  • Daniel Rand/Iron Fist (Marvel Comics)
  • Karnak (Marvel Comics)
  • Shang-Chi (Marvel Comics)
  • Michael Van Patrick/MVP (Marvel Comics)


  • Hayley Smith (American Dad!)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)

Live Action TV

  • Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Various characters (Arrow)
  • Barry Allen (The Flash 2014)
  • John Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
  • Dean Winchester (Supernatural)


  • Honest (Akame ga Kill)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Various characters (Bleach)
  • Meiling Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Kyōma Mabuchi (Dimension W)
  • Various characters (Dragon Ball series)
  • Hokuto Shinken Practitioners (Fist of the North Star)
  • Haulia Tribe (From Common Job Class to Strongest In The World)
  • Walter C. Dornez (Hellsing)
  • Various characters (Highschool DxD)
  • Issei Hyodou (Highschool DxD)
  • Cao Cao (Highschool DxD)
  • Akisame (History's Mightiest Disciple Kenichi)
  • Shinobi (Naruto)
  • Various characters (One Piece)
  • Saitama (One-Punch Man)
  • Ranma Saotome (Ranma 1/2)
  • Various characters (Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Fake Assassin (TYPE-MOON)
  • Elline (Sekai no Owari no Encore)
  • Genkai (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho)
  • Shinobu Sensui (YuYu Hakusho)

Video Games

  • Segata Sanshiro (Sega)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Many characters (Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden)
    • Ryu Hayabusa
  • Zod (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Many characters (Metal Gear series)
  • Many characters (Resident Evil series)
  • Many characters (Street Fighter series)
  • Many characters (Tekken series)
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)
  • Ratonhnhaké:ton (Assassin's Creed)




Video Games