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23rd Mar '17 5:31:00 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* There's one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames'', of all places. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThXIioyZ5E Militron's version]] of the "you must die" line consist of him first making a DeclarativeFinger and then a GlovedFistOfDoom in you face.
12th Mar '17 11:10:17 AM nombretomado
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* And others would recommend that you have no 'combat pose'. To paraphrase MiyamotoMusashi, your fighting stance should be your everyday stance; your walk should be your everyday walk. If proper fighting form (or terrain, such as marshland) requires you adopt a difference in walk or stance, then that should also be incorporated into your usual stance and pace.

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* And others would recommend that you have no 'combat pose'. To paraphrase MiyamotoMusashi, UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi, your fighting stance should be your everyday stance; your walk should be your everyday walk. If proper fighting form (or terrain, such as marshland) requires you adopt a difference in walk or stance, then that should also be incorporated into your usual stance and pace.
17th Feb '17 11:00:53 AM ILikeRobots
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* In the mobile spin-off game ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes,'' each of the four player-controlled units deployed in battle assumes one of these during the beginning of every player phase. Sword, lance, and axe-wielders brandish the weapon at the ready, tome-wielders hold their hands out in a preparatory casting stance, and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragonstone]] [[VoluntaryShapeshifting users]]...hold them up in the air.
17th Feb '17 4:53:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mei Feng in {{Malifaux}} has this as an actual game ability: "Badass Pose" gives her a buff after performing her "jackhammer kick" maneuver.

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* Mei Feng in {{Malifaux}} ''TabletopGame/{{Malifaux}}'' has this as an actual game ability: "Badass Pose" gives her a buff after performing her "jackhammer kick" maneuver.
21st Jan '17 8:51:06 AM rafi
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* Masane Amaha from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', after transforming for the first time, does the "come hither for your ass kicking" version, namely the defiant stance coupled with index finger motioning for the asshole to step forward for their aforementioned asskicking.



* Parodied by ''Angel Blade'', whose heroines do this [[FullFrontalAssault in the buff]].
* Parodied in the ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' Supplementary Materials. Tomo asks Chiyo what a cool pose would be. She responds with an exaggerated Ass Kicking Pose, prompting Kagura to ask, "What's with the cool pose?"
* Subverted/parodied in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' with a lesser shinigami flailing his sword impressively only to get knocked out with a single punch from Chad.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' had quite a few for a lot of different people. One example is the pose that the new Guren SEITEN Eight Elements is in during the Second Battle of Tokyo. After fighting its way to Lelouch's position (and slicing through dozens of other Britannian Knightmares) Kallen floats her way down in front of Lelouch. After she stops, her energy wings swing out and a pink circle starts pulsing out from the Guren for [[RuleOfCool no reason other than to look awesome]]. During her "fight" with Suzaku's for-once inferior Lancelot, she almost never leaves this position. Said pose can be seen [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091105015636/codegeass/images/5/52/Guren-shouten-hakkyokushiki.jpg here.]]



* ''{{Transformers}}''. Pretty much every version of ''{{Transformers}}'' ever, in fact.
* Most of the [=HiME=] from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (except [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Yukino]]), after they draw their weapons [[HyperspaceArsenal out of thin air]]. Gaze upon [[LadyOfWar Shizuru's]] spear stance, ye lowly, and despair!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Rock Lee, whose combat stance involves a mid-to-low center of gravity, left hand held behind the back (potentially to grab kunai and such), and right hand ''held forward in the classic "[[BringIt come and get me" gesture.'']] Definitely a sign of rampant badassery, whether or not it ends up [[TheWorfEffect working]].
** One of the people it didn't work on was Gaara. His combat stance is a BadassArmfold. And he shows that he can [[TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort back that stance up]] [[PowersDoTheFighting every time he fights]].



* Parodied in the ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' Supplementary Materials. Tomo asks Chiyo what a cool pose would be. She responds with an exaggerated Ass Kicking Pose, prompting Kagura to ask, "What's with the cool pose?"
* Parodied in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', which had a huge background picture of the WhiteMagicianGirl ''Caro'' doing this while [[SquishyWizard Hayate]] mentioned how she might lose to her too since she's undergone Nanoha's TrainingFromHell.
** Played completely straight in Episode 25 of ''[=StrikerS=]''. Nanoha stomps the ground "to brace herself." In the DVD adaptation, the stomp cracks the ground underneath her feet. Immediately thereafter, the CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the entire series happened.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Ku Fei assumes what looks like some kind of [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v19/c177/12.html Crane stance]] ''after'' she deals with crowds of common challengers. Which, in addition to the incident during the Summer Festival, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v07/c55/3.html she does every day before class]]. [[RedOniBlueOni Kotaro and Negi]] do one before their fight against Wilhelm.
** [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]], one of the strongest people introduced in the manga, in his tournament final fight against Negi, struck a totally serious combat pose. This man blew up a mountain on accident and one of his first attacks in the series was mistaken for a terrorist bombing. and he even held back on that one to keep from turning the opponents to dust. When the smile gets wiped off his face and he gets serious...It's scary.

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* Parodied in the ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' Supplementary Materials. Tomo asks Chiyo what a cool ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** There's Ed's clap
pose would be. She responds with an exaggerated Ass Kicking Pose, prompting Kagura to ask, "What's with the cool pose?"
* Parodied in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', which had a huge background picture of the WhiteMagicianGirl ''Caro'' doing this while [[SquishyWizard Hayate]] mentioned how she might lose to her too since she's undergone Nanoha's TrainingFromHell.
** Played completely straight in Episode 25 of ''[=StrikerS=]''. Nanoha stomps the ground "to brace herself." In the DVD adaptation, the stomp cracks the ground underneath her feet. Immediately thereafter, the CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the entire series happened.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Ku Fei assumes what looks like some kind of [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v19/c177/12.html Crane stance]] ''after'' she deals with crowds of common challengers. Which, in addition to the incident during the Summer Festival, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v07/c55/3.html she does every day before class]]. [[RedOniBlueOni Kotaro
and Negi]] do one before their fight against Wilhelm.
Roy's finger-snap-ready stance.
** Also when Ed takes his [[BadassLongcoat red cloak]] [[TheCoatsAreOff off]], and/or his [[ShirtlessScene shirt]].
** [[LargeHam Alex]]
[[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]], one of the strongest people introduced in the manga, in his tournament final Louis]] [[BishieSparkle Armstrong]]; nearly everything he does when sparkling, during a fight against Negi, struck a totally serious combat pose. This man blew up a mountain on accident or not, is his Asskicking Pose.
** Ling Yao
and one of his first attacks in the series was mistaken for a terrorist bombing. and he even held back on that one guards tend to keep make these poses a lot.
* The Shinobi Five, a freelance ninja squad
from turning the opponents to dust. When the smile gets wiped off his face and he gets serious...''Manga/{{Gintama}}''.
* The eponymous Anime/{{Gunbuster}} has an iconic stance of standing with its armed folded.
It's scary.badass.



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has these everywhere. You can't go a single chapter without seeing one. The "Jojo pose" is an actual MemeticMutation in both Japan and the West thanks to how over-the-top (and/or [[http://i.imgur.com/sjJSh2K.jpg anatomically improbable]]) they are.
* In ''Anime/{{Karas}}'', the eponymous fighter performs these so often it can veer a little into {{Narm}} territory. Although all the other awesome going on generally balances it out pretty well.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': If you see [[ButtMonkey Sawada]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Tsunayoshi]] raise both his hands up, one in front pointing at you, the other [[PlayingWithFire creating a massive fireball behind him]], get down on your knees and pray for a swift death.
** If he crosses his hands and flames start pouring from the vents on the backs of the gauntlets, there's no need to pray; your swift death is coming. And it's coming ''very fast''.



* Parodied in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', which had a huge background picture of the WhiteMagicianGirl ''Caro'' doing this while [[SquishyWizard Hayate]] mentioned how she might lose to her too since she's undergone Nanoha's TrainingFromHell.
** Played completely straight in Episode 25 of ''[=StrikerS=]''. Nanoha stomps the ground "to brace herself." In the DVD adaptation, the stomp cracks the ground underneath her feet. Immediately thereafter, the CrowningMomentOfAwesome for the entire series happened.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Ku Fei assumes what looks like some kind of [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v19/c177/12.html Crane stance]] ''after'' she deals with crowds of common challengers. Which, in addition to the incident during the Summer Festival, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v07/c55/3.html she does every day before class]]. [[RedOniBlueOni Kotaro and Negi]] do one before their fight against Wilhelm.
** [[BoisterousBruiser Jack Rakan]], one of the strongest people introduced in the manga, in his tournament final fight against Negi, struck a totally serious combat pose. This man blew up a mountain on accident and one of his first attacks in the series was mistaken for a terrorist bombing. and he even held back on that one to keep from turning the opponents to dust. When the smile gets wiped off his face and he gets serious...It's scary.
* Most of the [=HiME=] from ''Anime/MaiHime'' (except [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Yukino]]), after they draw their weapons [[HyperspaceArsenal out of thin air]]. Gaze upon [[LadyOfWar Shizuru's]] spear stance, ye lowly, and despair!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Rock Lee, whose combat stance involves a mid-to-low center of gravity, left hand held behind the back (potentially to grab kunai and such), and right hand ''held forward in the classic "[[BringIt come and get me" gesture.'']] Definitely a sign of rampant badassery, whether or not it ends up [[TheWorfEffect working]].
** One of the people it didn't work on was Gaara. His combat stance is a BadassArmfold. And he shows that he can [[TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort back that stance up]] [[PowersDoTheFighting every time he fights]].
* The Straw Hats in ''Manga/OnePiece'' use these poses a lot. Luffy typically cracks his knuckles or stretches before a fight. Zoro usually puts his sword in his mouth before fighting, but the real Ass Kicking Pose comes when he takes the bandanna off his arm and puts it on his head. Robin most often crosses her arms in front of her and closes her eyes when she's using her powers. Chopper's arms-folded-in-front-of-him DeathGlare is not even slightly ruined by the tiny blue knapsack and [[RealMenWearPink pink hat]] that he always wears. Franky has his "SUPER!" pose. Sanji lights a cigarette before his ass kicking.
* Like ''Anime/SailorMoon'', every main heroine in the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series does this. It leads to one hilarious moment in ''Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2'' when the five teams (classic/Max Heart, Splash Star, Yes! 5 Go Go, Fresh and the rookie Heartcatch) strike a asskicking pose... then Cure Blossom and Cure Marine start wondering what they just did.
* The scene where The Puella Magi Holy Quintet first fight together in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', right after the [[TransformationSequence transformation]] [[DancingTheme sequences]] is this, as seen [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/0e0a2b31398599d894164281bae5671b/tumblr_n3td394zZK1qlt0rpo6_r1_1280.jpg here.]] Also counts as a TeamShot.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a lot of these:
** The Straw Hats use these poses a lot. Luffy typically cracks his knuckles or stretches before a fight. Zoro usually puts his sword in his mouth before fighting, but the real Ass Kicking Pose comes when he takes the bandanna off his arm and puts it on his head. Robin most often crosses her arms in front of her and closes her eyes when she's using her powers. Chopper's arms-folded-in-front-of-him DeathGlare is not even slightly ruined by the tiny blue knapsack and [[RealMenWearPink pink hat]] that he always wears.
** Franky and his "SUPER!" pose.
** Sanji lights a cigarette before his ass kicking.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' About every episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has the title character doing such a lot pose at the end of these:
** The Straw Hats use these poses a lot. Luffy typically cracks
any InTheNameOfTheMoon speech.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Death the Kid has
his knuckles or stretches before a fight. Zoro usually puts his sword "Sin" and "Punishment" stances. Cue beat down.
* ''{{Transformers}}''. Pretty much every version of ''{{Transformers}}'' ever,
in his mouth before fighting, but fact.
* Masane Amaha from ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}'', after transforming for
the real Ass Kicking Pose comes when he takes first time, does the bandanna off his arm and puts it on his head. Robin most often crosses her arms in front of her and closes her eyes when she's using her powers. Chopper's arms-folded-in-front-of-him DeathGlare is not even slightly ruined by "come hither for your ass kicking" version, namely the tiny blue knapsack and [[RealMenWearPink pink hat]] that he always wears.
** Franky and his "SUPER!" pose.
** Sanji lights a cigarette before his ass kicking.
defiant stance coupled with index finger motioning for the asshole to step forward for their aforementioned asskicking.



* The eponymous Anime/{{Gunbuster}} has an iconic stance of standing with its armed folded. It's badass.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has these everywhere. You can't go a single chapter without seeing one. The "Jojo pose" is an actual MemeticMutation in both Japan and the West thanks to how over-the-top (and/or [[http://i.imgur.com/sjJSh2K.jpg anatomically improbable]]) they are.
* Parodied by ''Anime/AngelBlade'', whose heroines do this [[FullFrontalAssault in the buff]].
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' had quite a few for a lot of different people. One example is the pose that the new Guren SEITEN Eight Elements is in during the Second Battle of Tokyo. After fighting its way to Lelouch's position (and slicing through dozens of other Britannian Knightmares) Kallen floats her way down in front of Lelouch. After she stops, her energy wings swing out and a pink circle starts pulsing out from the Guren for [[RuleOfCool no reason other than to look awesome]]. During her "fight" with Suzaku's for-once inferior Lancelot, she almost never leaves this position. Said pose can be seen [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091105015636/codegeass/images/5/52/Guren-shouten-hakkyokushiki.jpg here.]]
* About every episode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has the title character doing such a pose at the end of any InTheNameOfTheMoon speech.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': If you see [[ButtMonkey Sawada]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Tsunayoshi]] raise both his hands up, one in front pointing at you, the other [[PlayingWithFire creating a massive fireball behind him]], get down on your knees and pray for a swift death.
** If he crosses his hands and flames start pouring from the vents on the backs of the gauntlets, there's no need to pray; your swift death is coming. And it's coming ''very fast''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** There's Ed's clap pose and Roy's finger-snap-ready stance.
** Also when Ed takes his [[BadassLongcoat red cloak]] [[TheCoatsAreOff off]], and/or his [[ShirtlessScene shirt]].
** [[LargeHam Alex]] [[BoisterousBruiser Louis]] [[BishieSparkle Armstrong]]; nearly everything he does when sparkling, during a fight or not, is his Asskicking Pose.
** Ling Yao and his guards tend to make these poses a lot
* The Shinobi Five, a freelance ninja squad from ''Gintama''.
* Subverted/parodied in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' with a lesser shinigami flailing his sword impressively only to get knocked out with a single punch from Chad.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Death the Kid has his "Sin" and "Punishment" stances. Cue beat down.
* Like ''Anime/SailorMoon'', every main heroine in the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series does this. It leads to one hilarious moment in ''Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2'' when the five teams (classic/Max Heart, Splash Star, Yes! 5 Go Go, Fresh and the rookie Heartcatch) strike a asskicking pose... then Cure Blossom and Cure Marine start wondering what they just did.
* In ''Anime/{{Karas}}'', the eponymous fighter performs these so often it can veer a little into {{Narm}} territory. Although all the other awesome going on generally balances it out pretty well.
* The scene where The Puella Magi Holy Quintet first fight together in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'', right after the [[TransformationSequence transformation]] [[DancingTheme sequences]] is this, as seen [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/0e0a2b31398599d894164281bae5671b/tumblr_n3td394zZK1qlt0rpo6_r1_1280.jpg here.]] Also counts as a TeamShot.
3rd Jan '17 4:54:38 AM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E4FaceMyEnemy "Face My Enemy"]], both [[ActionGirl May]] and [[DarkActionGirl Agent 33]] do a number of asskicking poses during their fight.
19th Nov '16 10:29:57 PM DustSnitch
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** Rock Lee, whose combat stance involves a mid-to-low center of gravity, left hand held behind the back (potentially to grab kunai and such), and right hand ''held forward in the classic "[[BringIt come and get me" gesture.'']] Definitely a sign of rampant {{badass}}ery, whether or not it ends up [[TheWorfEffect working]].

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** Rock Lee, whose combat stance involves a mid-to-low center of gravity, left hand held behind the back (potentially to grab kunai and such), and right hand ''held forward in the classic "[[BringIt come and get me" gesture.'']] Definitely a sign of rampant {{badass}}ery, badassery, whether or not it ends up [[TheWorfEffect working]].



* The eponymous Anime/{{Gunbuster}} has an iconic stance of standing with its armed folded. It's {{Badass}}.

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* The eponymous Anime/{{Gunbuster}} has an iconic stance of standing with its armed folded. It's {{Badass}}.badass.



** Noticeably averted during the showdown between Tai Lung and Shifu, however; despite being a major {{Badass}}, the snow leopard was also a {{Determinator}} and so didn't waste time doing fancy poses when he had a master to defeat and a scroll to claim.

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** Noticeably averted during the showdown between Tai Lung and Shifu, however; despite being a major {{Badass}}, badass, the snow leopard was also a {{Determinator}} and so didn't waste time doing fancy poses when he had a master to defeat and a scroll to claim.
28th Sep '16 1:39:12 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'': Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie take one just as the group defies the Dazzlings at the party. Pinkie having a cookie in her mouth ruins a bit the effect, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
**
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'': Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie take one just as the group defies the Dazzlings at the party. Pinkie having a cookie in her mouth ruins a bit the effect, though.though.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': When Sunset Shimmer [[WakeUpFighting springs out of bed from being woken up by Twilight]], she takes a karateka's "en garde" pose (with her eyes still closed).



* Trope name comes from ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'', where the term was used in a decidedly derisive tone. Both ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movies were rife with their [[AngelsPose eponymous poses]], commonly struck in choreographic unison.
** Although, in RealLife, these poses aren't used by people who know what they are doing, and basically venture into CoolButImpractical. Let's break it down...
*** Girls, you're standing too close together. You'll be tripping over each other.
*** None of you have your hands up in a defensive posture to protect your heads. There's a reason ''why'' boxers have their gloves up like that.
*** Ditto for boxers keeping their arms close to their body to protect their ribs and solar plexus. Cameron, your midriff is completely exposed. Oh, and leaving your crotch open means you may find out why groin attacks are just as painful for women as they are for men. In addition, standing with your legs like that means it is going to be very easy for someone to dislocate your knees.
*** Lucy, you're not facing your opponent. In order to either attack or defend, you will have to shift your stance completely...which an experienced opponent is not going to give you the time to do. Also, like Drew, you have too much weight on your leading foot.
*** Drew, you are in a southpaw stance, which is okay since you ''are'' left handed. However, your right arm is extended too far to throw a punch and too low to effectively block one. You are, however, sticking it out far enough for someone to easily grab it and break it, or use it to put in you in an armbar, or act as a convenient lever to throw you wherever they want you to go...
* ''Franchise/StarWars''

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* Trope name comes from ''Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle'', where the term was used in a decidedly derisive tone. Both ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movies were rife with their [[AngelsPose eponymous poses]], commonly struck in choreographic unison.
**
unison. Although, in RealLife, these poses aren't used by people who know what they are doing, and basically venture into CoolButImpractical. Let's break it down...
*** ** Girls, you're standing too close together. You'll be tripping over each other.
*** ** None of you have your hands up in a defensive posture to protect your heads. There's a reason ''why'' boxers have their gloves up like that.
*** ** Ditto for boxers keeping their arms close to their body to protect their ribs and solar plexus. Cameron, your midriff is completely exposed. Oh, and leaving your crotch open means you may find out why groin attacks are just as painful for women as they are for men. In addition, standing with your legs like that means it is going to be very easy for someone to dislocate your knees.
*** ** Lucy, you're not facing your opponent. In order to either attack or defend, you will have to shift your stance completely... which an experienced opponent is not going to give you the time to do. Also, like Drew, you have too much weight on your leading foot.
*** ** Drew, you are in a southpaw stance, which is okay since you ''are'' left handed.left-handed. However, your right arm is extended too far to throw a punch and too low to effectively block one. You are, however, sticking it out far enough for someone to easily grab it and break it, or use it to put in you in an armbar, or act as a convenient lever to throw you wherever they want you to go...
* ''Franchise/StarWars''''Franchise/StarWars'':



** Darth Vader had a sort of [[InvertedTrope anti-pose]]. It wasn't flashing, it was him just standing there holding his lightsaber with two hands. But it was that cool calmness combined with his massive frame, imposing costume and steady breathing that just made kids watching go "Oh crap!"
*** Better yet, we have his pose from the climax of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', where he doesn't even break his pose to ignite his lightsaber, one-handed.
* Pick a martial arts movie. '''Any''' martial arts movie.
* ''Film/TheKarateKid'' introduced into the pantheon of Ass Kicking Poses the "Crane Stance". Note that according to [[{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]], "Crane Stance" refers to just about any stance where only one foot touches the ground, regardless of the arms' position (and the other foot usually rests on the ground leg's knee).
** Though, in real life, the Crane Stance would tell you exactly what move Daniel-san is about to use, and should tell you how to beat him. Fortunately for Daniel, RuleOfCool doesn't care about real life.
** Just watch the extras instead of the leads. At least in the first one, the no-names tend to actually have some idea what they're doing...
* Creator/BruceLee was the master of the Ass Kicking Pose. Just watch ''Enter the Dragon'' and stand in awe.
** Oh, and he LOVED the Crane Stance. Specifically, when his opponent used it. One push, falling crane.

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** Darth Vader had has a sort of [[InvertedTrope anti-pose]]. It wasn't isn't flashing, it was is him just standing there holding his lightsaber with two hands. But it was is that cool calmness combined with his massive frame, imposing costume and steady breathing that just made kids watching go "Oh crap!"
*** ** Better yet, we have his pose from the climax of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', where he doesn't even break his pose to ignite his lightsaber, one-handed.
* Pick a martial arts movie. '''Any''' martial arts movie.
* ''Film/TheKarateKid'' introduced into the pantheon of Ass Kicking Poses the "Crane Stance". Note that according to [[{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]], "Crane Stance" refers to just about any stance where only one foot touches the ground, regardless of the arms' position (and the other foot usually rests on the ground leg's knee).
**
knee). Though, in real life, the Crane Stance would tell you exactly what move Daniel-san is about to use, and should tell you how to beat him. Fortunately for Daniel, RuleOfCool doesn't care about real life.
**
life. Just watch the extras instead of the leads. At least in the first one, the no-names tend to actually have some idea what they're doing...
* Creator/BruceLee was the master of the Ass Kicking Ass-Kicking Pose. Just watch ''Enter the Dragon'' and stand in awe.
**
awe. Oh, and he LOVED the Crane Stance. Specifically, when his opponent used it. One push, falling crane.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', it's an actual gameplay mechanic during the Mettaton BossBattle, you have to raise the ratings of the battle to a certain point - and one of the ways to do it is to use the "Pose" ACT. It's more effective the more hurt you are.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', it's an actual gameplay mechanic during the Mettaton BossBattle, you have to raise the ratings of the battle to a certain point - -- and one of the ways to do it is to use the "Pose" ACT. It's more effective the more hurt you are.



17th Aug '16 5:12:04 PM LentilSandEater
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** Also hilariously averted with Po, who attempted such poses only to be an Epic Failure nine times out of ten.
** A possible example, however, occurs when Tai Lung faces Shifu with flaming fists, pausing to snarl and brandish his burning paws before continuing the fight. The fact his paws didn't even seem singed afterward may be an attempt to avoid FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, an example of the movie's general AmusingInjuries mindset, or [[RuleOfCool simply showing how awesome he really is]].

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** Also hilariously Usually averted with Po, who attempted such poses only to be an Epic Failure nine times out of ten.
** A possible example, however, Another example occurs when Tai Lung faces Shifu with flaming fists, pausing to snarl and brandish his burning paws before continuing the fight. The fact fight, his paws didn't even seem singed afterward may be an attempt to avoid FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, an example of the movie's general AmusingInjuries mindset, or [[RuleOfCool simply showing how awesome he really is]].afterward.
28th Jun '16 5:47:38 PM Gamermaster
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* Parodied in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', which had a huge background picture of the WhiteMagicianGirl ''Caro'' doing this while [[SquishyWizard Hayate]] mentioned how she might lose to her too since she's undergone Nanoha's TrainingFromHell.

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* Parodied in the [[ComicBookAdaptation supplementary manga]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', which had a huge background picture of the WhiteMagicianGirl ''Caro'' doing this while [[SquishyWizard Hayate]] mentioned how she might lose to her too since she's undergone Nanoha's TrainingFromHell.
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