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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'':
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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.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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
27th Apr '16 7:26:56 AM Piando
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' lampshade this trope. [[note]]They all were memory donked and can't remember much of anything.[[/note]]
-->'''Danny:''' What do we do now?!\\
'''Chris:''' ''I don't know, it just feels right to pose like this!''
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' lampshade this trope. [[note]]They all were memory donked and can't remember much of anything.[[/note]]
-->'''Danny:''' What do we do now?!\\
'''Chris:''' ''I don't know, it just feels right to pose like this!''
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30th Mar '16 5:01:06 AM Tron80
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', [[TheCape Taylor]] poses constantly. In chapter 11:
-->There was a flash of light, and before his eyes, the girl was wearing the more familiar red clothes he had seen at the hospital, black mask on her face… and throwing a punch at the empty air.\\
She was POSING.
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26th Feb '16 3:28:45 AM Gigglepud
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* Most characters in ''VisualNovel/{{Juuzaengi}}'' has a few, including the heroine, since this is a game set in war times.
6th Jan '16 8:22:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''SoulSeries'': Kilik oddly enough does ''NOT'' use a crane stance (see Film example above) as one of his pre-battle poses, despite that his "Crane stance + Staff held at a 45 degree angle" pose is extremely iconic for the series.

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* ''SoulSeries'': ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': Kilik oddly enough does ''NOT'' use a crane stance (see Film example above) as one of his pre-battle poses, despite that his "Crane stance + Staff held at a 45 degree angle" pose is extremely iconic for the series.
4th Jan '16 10:56:25 PM ShiroAkuma
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* In what can only be an affectionate parody or lampshade hanging to ''Charlie's Angels'', the three heroines of ''Final Fantasy X-2'' kick the game off by appearing in an ass-kicking pose stolen directly from the movie (plus the exotic FF weaponry)

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* In what can only be an affectionate parody or lampshade hanging to ''Charlie's Angels'', the three heroines of ''Final Fantasy X-2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' kick the game off by appearing in an ass-kicking pose stolen directly from the movie (plus the exotic FF weaponry)
3rd Jan '16 4:41:26 AM HuHuHuHu
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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.
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