Fighting measures your character’s ability in close combat, from hitting a target to ducking and weaving around any counter-attacks.
Your Fighting rank applies to:
- Attack checks for close attacks.
- Parry defense, for avoiding close attacks.
Debilitated Fighting means the hero is dazed and defenseless, and cannot make close attacks.
A creature with no Fighting is incapable of making any sort of close attack (but may still be able to launch ranged attacks, if it has Dexterity
Mutants & Masterminds Hero’s Handbook, Copyright 2011, Green Ronin Publishing; Author Steve Kenson. Chapter-3 Abilities, Pg 54-59
D20Hero SRD Ability Article- http://www.d20herosrd.com/3-abilities