History Main / BadassFingerSnap

20th Mar '17 4:20:01 PM Sonofstranger
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** Taken UpToEleven in the [[Anime/AceAttorney anime adaptation]], where his finger snaps can cause [[BlowYouAway gale-force winds]].
12th Mar '17 1:56:20 AM Grounogeos
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** The Gerudo Champion Urbosa in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' can call down lightning strikes with a snap of her fingers as her signature ability. [[spoiler: Link gets the same ability after freeing the Divine Beast Vah Naboris, though the only time he snaps his fingers to do it is during the cutscene where he receives the power.]]
27th Feb '17 12:25:43 AM bt8257
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Compare with FingerGun, especially when a FriendlySniper is around.

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Compare with FingerGun, especially when a FriendlySniper is around.
16th Jan '17 12:21:21 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': [[PlayingWithFire Incinerate is cast in this manner:]] the fact one can do this is actually used as in-game advertisement for the plasmid. Considering Subject Delta in the [[VideoGame/Bioshock2 sequel]] can use it with a simple wave of his hand, this hints that the trope is actually exploited for RuleOfCool InUniverse.
16th Jan '17 12:15:13 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''Fanfic/MegamiNoHanabira'', [[TheDon Shusui Naito]] springs his ambush on the girls in this manner: he snaps his fingers and a battalion of {{Yakuza}} come streaming into the room, completely surrounding the heroes.
30th Dec '16 3:47:18 AM Phred
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* At one point in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', Puss strikes a thief with a headbutt, walks away and then snaps his fingers the moment the dazed thief passes out.
26th Dec '16 7:58:52 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has [[spoiler: Lily Potter, White Phoenix of the Crown]], reveal this as one of her signature moves. How badass is it? Well, the first time she uses it, it's almost entirely off-hand and it cows a fragment of [[spoiler: Chthon]] that had been powerful enough to go toe to toe with ''Odin''. ''Twice.'' The second time, noting impishly that she doesn't often get the chance to show off, she uses it to transport everyone from London to the royal hall in Asgard. As a deeply impressed Carol puts it...
-->'''Carol:''' Dude. [[spoiler: Your mom]] has got ''moves.''
2nd Dec '16 12:36:02 PM BurgerLord
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* Bill Cypher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has been known to use this...with frightening results.

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* Bill Cypher Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has been known to use this...with frightening results.
16th Oct '16 3:02:36 PM Specialist290
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FridgeLogic makes one wonder about the "orders" one. How much time is spent training the mooks whether the finger snap means "bring the suitcase of money", "kill them", or "get me something to drink?"

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FridgeLogic makes one wonder about the "orders" one. How much time is spent training the mooks whether the finger snap means "bring the suitcase of money", "kill them", or "get "[[YouGetMeCoffee get me something to drink?"
drink]]"?
16th Oct '16 8:53:58 AM StFan
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** As does the young woman in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt0iEEkWJM Lady Million]] commercials, too.

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** * As does the young woman in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQt0iEEkWJM Lady Million]] commercials, too.



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--> '''Jessie:''' ''(Calmly snaps fingers)'' "Take him away."
-->''[[FunnyBackgroundEvent (Behind her, James and Meowth immediately grab the guy and drag him off-screen.)]]''

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--> '''Jessie:''' ''(Calmly -->'''Jessie:''' ''[calmly snaps fingers)'' "Take fingers]'' Take him away."
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''[[[FunnyBackgroundEvent behind
her, James and Meowth immediately grab the guy and drag him off-screen.)]]''
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* Disney's ''Film/MaryPoppins''. During the "Spoonful of Sugar" segment the title character starts magically cleaning up the room by snapping her fingers, and then the children start doing it. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IW9wK_HNg#t=1m40s here]].

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* Disney's ''Film/MaryPoppins''. During the "Spoonful of Sugar" segment the title character starts magically cleaning up the room by snapping her fingers, and then the children start doing it. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IW9wK_HNg#t=1m40s here]].
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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' Sykes snaps his fingers to signal his two Doberman Pinschers, Roscoe and [=DeSoto=], to attack.
* Ben Stiller's character in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' snaps his fingers to command his henchmen throughout the movie. Very much PlayedForLaughs.
* In ''Film/DoctorZhivago'', the title character steals some firewood. When the house captain and the neighbors find out, it looks like Yuri is in trouble. However, a secret policeman followed Zhivago back and with a snap of his fingers dismisses the collected mob. It turns out the policeman was Yuri's half-brother Yevgraf.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/TheCourtJester'', where a fingersnap is the signal that turns on or off the hypnotic conditioning that turns timid Hawkins (Danny Kaye) into a badass, superconfident fencer. Inevitably he always comes into situations where both partners in a conversation keep saying things accompanied by fingersnaps, e. g. telling the other that they would not give as much as "that! *snap*" for this, that or the other etc.
-->'''Hawkins:''' And now, Mylord Ravenhurst, you old rat-catcher, we shall see whose life isn't worth that!" *snap* (''panics'')

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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', when Sykes snaps his fingers, his Doberman Pinchers attack Fagin (and Dodger, when he steps in to save his master) in the warehouse until Sykes snaps his fingers to signal his two Doberman Pinschers, Roscoe and [=DeSoto=], to attack.
* Ben Stiller's character in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' snaps his fingers to command his henchmen throughout the movie. Very much PlayedForLaughs.
* In ''Film/DoctorZhivago'', the title character steals some firewood. When the house captain and the neighbors find out, it looks like Yuri is in trouble. However, a secret policeman followed Zhivago back and with a snap of his fingers dismisses the collected mob. It turns out the policeman was Yuri's half-brother Yevgraf.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/TheCourtJester'', where a fingersnap is the signal that turns on or off the hypnotic conditioning that turns timid Hawkins (Danny Kaye) into a badass, superconfident fencer. Inevitably he always comes into situations where both partners in a conversation keep saying things accompanied by fingersnaps, e. g. telling the other that they would not give as much as "that! *snap*" for this, that or the other etc.
-->'''Hawkins:''' And now, Mylord Ravenhurst, you old rat-catcher, we shall see whose life isn't worth that!" *snap* (''panics'')
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* In ''Film/SpyKids'', Floop uses this to good effect with his robot minions (who resemble a giant humanoid combination of thumbs) with the threat "I snap my fingers and my fingers snap you."



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* Disney's ''Film/MaryPoppins''. During the "Spoonful of Sugar" segment the title character starts magically cleaning up the room by snapping her fingers, and then the children start doing it. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5IW9wK_HNg#t=1m40s here]].
* Ben Stiller's character in ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' snaps his fingers to command his henchmen throughout the movie. Very much PlayedForLaughs.
* In ''Film/DoctorZhivago'', the title character steals some firewood. When the house captain and the neighbors find out, it looks like Yuri is in trouble. However, a secret policeman followed Zhivago back and with a snap of his fingers dismisses the collected mob. It turns out the policeman was Yuri's half-brother Yevgraf.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/TheCourtJester'', where a fingersnap is the signal that turns on or off the hypnotic conditioning that turns timid Hawkins (Danny Kaye) into a badass, superconfident fencer. Inevitably he always comes into situations where both partners in a conversation keep saying things accompanied by fingersnaps, e. g. telling the other that they would not give as much as "that! *snap*" for this, that or the other etc.
-->'''Hawkins:''' And now, Mylord Ravenhurst, you old rat-catcher, we shall see whose life isn't worth that!" *snap* ''[panics]''
* In ''Film/SpyKids'', Floop uses this to good effect with his robot minions (who resemble a giant humanoid combination of thumbs) with the threat "I snap my fingers and my fingers snap you."
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Series 4, in the Episode Voyage of the Damned, the Doctor snaps his fingers to have two of the angel-robot dudes lift him into the bowels of the ship amid explosions and fire.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Series 4, in the Episode Voyage episode "Voyage of the Damned, Damned", the Doctor snaps his fingers to have two of the angel-robot dudes lift him into the bowels of the ship amid explosions and fire.



* At the beginning of ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A Scandal in Begravia]]'', Moriarty calls off the snipers aiming at Sherlock and John this way.
* On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Q's snapping can do all sorts of things, like fling the ''Enterprise'' all the way to the Delta Quadrant. To be fair, he's omnipotent, so can do anything he wants with any gesture he wants; he just snaps his fingers to look nonchalant while he does it.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': At the beginning of ''[[Series/{{Sherlock}} A "A Scandal in Begravia]]'', Begravia", Moriarty calls off the snipers aiming at Sherlock and John this way.
* On ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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Q's snapping can do all sorts of things, like fling the ''Enterprise'' all the way to the Delta Quadrant. To be fair, he's omnipotent, so can do anything he wants with any gesture he wants; he just snaps his fingers to look nonchalant while he does it.



* In one episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael Westen convinces a gang of hardened Latino criminals to help him. He does this by snapping his fingers, at which point his careful planning will result in the other members of his crew (Sam Axe and Fiona) causing something dramatic and incredible to happen, like a door exploding; he essentially intimidates them into helping him. At one point, he has to improvise, and he ''bluffs'' by holding up his fingers, ready to snap them. By now, the gang is so afraid of what his finger-snaps cause to happen, even if they are reasonably sure that he's still an ordinary mortal man, that they quickly acquiesce to his demand without him having anything in place. At the end of the episode, as we cut away from the gangers from the last time (Michael's plotting having resulted in them taking control of a large turf from an arguably much-worse cartel,) the gang's leader snaps his fingers as he walks away from the scene of the confrontation, full of new confidence and most likely new ideas.
** This later gets a CallBack when a client sarcastically asks Michael if he can just make the drug dealers disappear by snapping his fingers.
-->'''Westen''': Well, it's worked before.

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* In one episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael Westen convinces a gang of hardened Latino criminals to help him. He does this by snapping his fingers, at which point his careful planning will result in the other members of his crew (Sam Axe and Fiona) causing something dramatic and incredible to happen, like a door exploding; he essentially intimidates them into helping him. At one point, he has to improvise, and he ''bluffs'' by holding up his fingers, ready to snap them. By now, the gang is so afraid of what his finger-snaps cause to happen, even if they are reasonably sure that he's still an ordinary mortal man, that they quickly acquiesce to his demand without him having anything in place. At the end of the episode, as we cut away from the gangers from the last time (Michael's plotting having resulted in them taking control of a large turf from an arguably much-worse cartel,) the gang's leader snaps his fingers as he walks away from the scene of the confrontation, full of new confidence and most likely new ideas.
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ideas. This later gets a CallBack when a client sarcastically asks Michael if he can just make the drug dealers disappear by snapping his fingers.
-->'''Westen''': -->'''Westen:''' Well, it's worked before.



* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'': the Trickster/Gabriel, as well as Crowley's ability to make people explode with a finger snap. Lucifer did this to Castiel, who later used it on Raphael. Castiel also used it to [[spoiler:free Death from a binding spell.]]

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': the Trickster/Gabriel, as well as Crowley's ability to make people explode with a finger snap. Lucifer did this to Castiel, who later used it on Raphael. Castiel also used it to [[spoiler:free Death from a binding spell.]]



* ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'': Adams sometimes warps reality with a finger snap. Notably in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_P9PR5ckFk Why a Wall Won't Stop Immigration]]", he sends everyone on the USA-Mexico border in a flash of light, Q-style.



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** Naturally, the good folks at ''WebVideo/AssistMe'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiX4di8sR4w&t=1m53s had some fun]] with this one.
-->'''Max''': By the way, what's with all the finger-snapping?
-->'''Doom''': [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] doesn't know how it works, but if [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] wants something, [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] just snaps his fingers. *SNAP* Hundreds of missiles, *SNAP* a comfortable chair, *SNAP* a human-sized blender, *SNAP* a ''delicious'' mojito... [which then magically appears]
-->'''Max''': Hey, can I have one?
-->'''Doom''': [[BigNo NO!]] It ''only'' works for DOOM! *sip*



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* Naturally, the good folks at ''WebVideo/AssistMe'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiX4di8sR4w&t=1m53s had some fun]] with the Doctor Doom example on ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
-->'''Max:''' By the way, what's with all the finger-snapping?\\
'''Doom:''' [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] doesn't know how it works, but if [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] wants something, [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] just snaps his fingers. *SNAP* Hundreds of missiles, *SNAP* a comfortable chair, *SNAP* a human-sized blender, *SNAP* a ''delicious'' mojito... ''[which then magically appears]''\\
'''Max:''' Hey, can I have one?\\
'''Doom:''' [[BigNo NO!]] It ''only'' works for DOOM! ''[sip]''
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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', when Sykes snaps his fingers, his Doberman Pinchers attack Fagin (and Dodger, when he steps in to save his master) in the warehouse until Sykes snaps his fingers again.
* As part of the ActorAllusion to Q, Discord of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' sometimes snaps his fingers whenever he warps reality.
** It's worth noting that this is one show where one could count the characters actually ''having'' fingers to snap... on the fingers of one hand. LaurenFaust's notes on him claim that she "cheated" a more expressive arms/legs combination out of the original dragonlike design.
** Another interesting note is that he can also do this with the fluffy "brush" at the tip of his tail.

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* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', when Sykes snaps his fingers, his Doberman Pinchers attack Fagin (and Dodger, when he steps in to save his master) in the warehouse until Sykes snaps his fingers again.
* As part of the ActorAllusion to Q, Discord of
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' :
** As part of the ActorAllusion to Q, Discord
sometimes snaps his fingers whenever he warps reality.
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reality. It's worth noting that this is one show where one could count the characters actually ''having'' fingers to snap... on the fingers of one hand. LaurenFaust's Creator/LaurenFaust's notes on him claim that she "cheated" a more expressive arms/legs combination out of the original dragonlike design.
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design. Another interesting note is that he can also do this with the fluffy "brush" at the tip of his tail.
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