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23rd Aug '16 4:43:07 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': This is King's default pose in battle, and many fear what would happen if he ever ''uncrossed'' his arms. [[spoiler:He's actually standing like this because with his arms crossed, it's easier for him not to flip out and run away.]]
24th Jul '16 8:55:45 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Played with in psychology. This stance denotes one of two things: (a) the person is in a state of deep thought[[note]]an aversion[[/note]] or (b) the person is in a state of insecurity.[[note]]an inversion[[/note]] The actual {{badass}} (and intimidating) pose would have good posture and hands on the hips denoting the person is purposefully opening themselves up for attack but they're confident enough with themselves to do it anyway.

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* Played with in psychology. This stance denotes one of two things: (a) the person is in a state of deep thought[[note]]an aversion[[/note]] or (b) the person is in a state of insecurity.[[note]]an inversion[[/note]] The actual {{badass}} (and intimidating) pose would have [[DynamicAkimbo good posture and hands on the hips hips]] denoting the person is purposefully opening themselves up for attack but they're confident enough with themselves to do it anyway.
19th Jul '16 10:45:44 AM Tron80
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* Doctor Doom does this all the time.

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* Doctor Doom ''Comicbook/DoctorDoom'' does this all the time.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' does this every so often. In the ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' arc, in which she was a Kryptonian Red Lantern (one of the most obscenely overpowered possible combinations in Franchise/TheDCU), she did this pose several times. One of those times happened ''during a battle'': she flew in the battlefield, punched an enemy across the city, folded her arms and ''glared''.
18th Jul '16 7:44:29 AM KingZeal
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See also ReverseArmFold. Sometimes combined with IHaveTheHighGround. Often leads to RebelRelaxation, but this [[SisterTrope is when they aren't leaning]].

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See also ReverseArmFold.ReverseArmFold and DynamicAkimbo. Sometimes combined with IHaveTheHighGround. Often leads to RebelRelaxation, but this [[SisterTrope is when they aren't leaning]].
21st Apr '16 3:56:39 PM salvadorfranz
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* A lot of characters do this in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' but this is hilariously parodied in the sequel ''Brave New World'' where [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Kage Maru]] does this while Akira Yuuki is rowing the boat all by himself.
8th Apr '16 7:27:34 PM Terrible_Cage
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* This is VideoGame/{{Strider}} Hien's idle pose in ''Strider 2'', in contrast of Hiryu's battle-ready stance. Hiryu himself later borrows it as his idle pose in the 2014 ''Strider'' game.
28th Mar '16 11:32:05 AM MoreFace
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* As her default mugshot sprite and non-battle {{Idle Animation}}, [[VideoGame/{{TheLegendaryStarfy}} Snips]] tends to do this.
11th Mar '16 10:17:30 AM StFan
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* One of ComicBook/ThePhantom's standard poses.

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29th Feb '16 4:22:49 PM HeraldAlberich
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto sometimes does this. A good example in an episode in which Mazinger-Z is nearly completely depleted from energy during a battle, the control deck is smoking and giving off sparks due to the strain, the weapons don't work, Prof. Yumi is ordering - ''repeatedly'' - for Kouji to retreat because he'll die otherwise... and Kouji simply folds his arms across his chest as he calmly waits for one chance to blast the Beast down! It is hard to convey how {{Badass}} he seemed right then.

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Kouji Kabuto sometimes does this. A good example in an episode in which Mazinger-Z is nearly completely depleted from energy during a battle, the control deck is smoking and giving off sparks due to the strain, the weapons don't work, Prof. Yumi is ordering - ''repeatedly'' - for ordering--''repeatedly''--for Kouji to retreat because he'll die otherwise... and Kouji simply folds his arms across his chest as he calmly waits for one chance to blast the Beast down! It is hard to convey how {{Badass}} he seemed right then.



* Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner complains that he isn't able to do to this when [[GenderBender he turned in a woman]] ([[MostCommonSuperPower with a physical trait common with most comic superheroines]]) in an issue of ''Guy Gardner: Warrior''.

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* Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner complains that he isn't able to do to this when [[GenderBender he is turned in into a woman]] ([[MostCommonSuperPower with a physical trait common with most comic superheroines]]) in an issue of ''Guy Gardner: Warrior''.


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* In ''Literature/DarkLordTheRiseOfDarthVader'', Vader, getting used to his armor, is learning which poses are most intimidating. He folds his arms often, and also plants his fists on his hips.
28th Feb '16 3:12:39 PM ngh93
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* Jafar from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' can pull this of well, like the scene where Prince Ali visits. In [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]], Jafar comes out of the lamp as a huge red genie, folds his arms, hovers hugely and ominously, then leans in ''really'' close, scaring Abis Mal.

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* Jafar from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' can pull this of well, like the scene where Prince Ali visits. In [[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar the sequel]], Jafar comes out of the lamp as a huge red genie, folds his arms, hovers hugely and ominously, then leans in ''really'' close, scaring the living crap out of Abis Mal.Mal, who babbles incoherently in utter terror.



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