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20th May '18 9:51:05 PM Gideoncrawle
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** [=MacArthur=] occasionally lifts Sanders into the air this way to celebrate victories. Sanders usually enjoys the gesture, but she reacts badly when [=MacArthur=] attempts to do it while her arm is in a cast.

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** [=MacArthur=] occasionally lifts Sanders into the air this way to celebrate victories. Sanders usually enjoys the gesture, but she reacts badly when [=MacArthur=] attempts to do it while her Sanders' arm is in a cast.
18th Apr '18 11:49:31 AM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy is prone to giving Germany and Japan these. After [[{{Polyamory}} all three got together]], Hungary gave all three one while squealing in joy.
5th Mar '18 10:50:03 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Mama Gkika gives Agatha, [[spoiler:newly crowned as the Heterodyne]], a hug that painfully squashes her ribcage and lifts her off the ground when they first meet.
23rd Feb '18 5:05:57 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Used many a time in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] by the super strong Herakles. In one tale, Herakles was forced to wrestle Death himself for the life of a friend. The match ended when Herakles' snagged Death in a literal rib-breaking bear hug, forcing the submission and having his friend. Death is left without a taken soul, and groaning over his severely broken ribs.

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* Used many a time in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]] by the super strong Herakles. In one tale, Herakles was did it on purpos after being forced to wrestle Death himself for the life of a friend. The match ended when Herakles' snagged Death in a literal rib-breaking bear hug, forcing the submission and having his friend. Death is left without a taken soul, and groaning over his severely broken ribs.



* In professional wrestling, bear hug either refers to a transitional hold use to control another wrestler's movement, or a squeeze meant to wear down another wrestler and possibly draw their submission. That said, there are some examples that fall inline with his trope as the page describes it, such as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant when he was happy.

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* In professional wrestling, bear hug either refers to a transitional hold use to control another wrestler's movement, or a squeeze meant to wear down another wrestler and possibly draw their submission.submission(the latter is [[WrestlingPsychology a basic way]] of establishing someone as an "old school" power wrestler akin to Wrestling/BrunoSammartino or Wrestling/SuperStarBillyGraham). That said, there are some examples that fall inline with his trope as the page describes it, such as Wrestling/AndreTheGiant when he was happy.



* Was the old school finisher of many a power based wrestler. Bruno Sammartino and "Superstar" Billy Graham chief among them.
26th Dec '17 11:55:40 AM xcountryguy
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* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', this is about the only way overgrown [[WeaselMascot ferret]] Socks can seem to [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/03/22/gimme-a-hug/ hug people]]. [[spoiler: It gets even worse [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/01/01/seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ when his brain is put in a monster body]].]]

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* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', this is about the only way overgrown [[WeaselMascot ferret]] Socks can seem to [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/03/22/gimme-a-hug/ hug people]]. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It gets even worse [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/01/01/seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ when his brain is put in a monster body]].]]
27th Nov '17 1:45:34 AM eroock
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->"This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug."

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->"This ->''"This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.""''
21st Oct '17 10:22:27 AM Siempie
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[[quoteright:345:[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thor-the-Mighty-Avenger-4_4936.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:345:The Hug of the Gods!!!]]



[[quoteright:345:[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Thor-the-Mighty-Avenger-4_4936.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:345:The Hug of the Gods!!!]]
17th Oct '17 11:07:59 AM StFan
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* Po give one to Tigress at the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'',
[[ShipTease leaving her speechless]]. He tries to do the same to Master Shifu, but he {{Flash Step}}s away.

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* Po give one to Tigress at the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'',
''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'', [[ShipTease leaving her speechless]]. He tries to do the same to Master Shifu, but he {{Flash Step}}s away.



--> '''Harold:''' ''Friendly'', isn't he.

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--> '''Harold:''' -->'''Harold:''' ''Friendly'', isn't he.



'''Blitz:''' (''straining'') Go back to the kissing! Go back to the kissing! Kiss me! Kiss meeee...\\

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'''Blitz:''' (''straining'') ''[straining]'' Go back to the kissing! Go back to the kissing! Kiss me! Kiss meeee...\\



** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Lune Eclipsed"]]: Princess Luna gives one to a shell-shocked Fluttershy after Fluttershy helps her learn to turn down the volume.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy"]]: Pinkie squeezes the stuffing out of Rainbow Dash after learning that Dash was accepted as a Wonderbolt cadet.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity "Welcome to Republic City,"]] the title character uses an EffortlessAmazonianLift to pick up three kids and their father and give them a massive group hug. She's only seventeen. For bonus points, her ''actual'' polar bear dog gets in on it.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Lune Eclipsed"]]: "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]": Princess Luna gives one to a shell-shocked Fluttershy after Fluttershy helps her learn to turn down the volume.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy"]]: Academy]]": Pinkie squeezes the stuffing out of Rainbow Dash after learning that Dash was accepted as a Wonderbolt cadet.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity "Welcome "[[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity Welcome to Republic City,"]] City]]", the title character uses an EffortlessAmazonianLift to pick up three kids and their father and give them a massive group hug. She's only seventeen. For bonus points, her ''actual'' polar bear dog gets in on it.



* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', in her [[TheBigGuy Bad Kaeloo form]], gives this to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat at the end of the episodes "Let's Play Spies." Their heads explode from the pressure.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', in her [[TheBigGuy Bad Kaeloo form]], gives this to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat at the end of the episodes "Let's Play Spies." Spies". Their heads explode from the pressure.



3rd Oct '17 6:25:23 PM X2X
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-->-- The '''[=PokéDex=] entry''' for [[BearsAreBadNews Bewear]], ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''

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-->-- The '''[=PokéDex=] entry''' '''Pokédex entry for [[BearsAreBadNews Bewear]], Bewear]]''', ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''



Similar to TheGlomp, but with less full-body tackling and a far higher risk of asphyxiation. Unrelated to [[BearsAreBadNews bears in general as a trope]], though they can coexist in [[FunnyAnimal very specific]] circumstances. Like many tropes, can be {{deconstructed}} to [[AndCallHimGeorge horrifying effect]].

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Similar to TheGlomp, but with less full-body tackling and a far higher risk of asphyxiation. Unrelated to [[BearsAreBadNews bears in general as a trope]], though they can coexist in [[FunnyAnimal very specific]] circumstances. Like many tropes, can be {{deconstructed}} {{deconstruct|ion}}ed to [[AndCallHimGeorge horrifying effect]].



* A very literal example occurred with Smokey Bear in a series of public service announcements where he goes up to various campers and hugs them whenever they show responsibility [[https://youtu.be/TFKAFJJx2DM when it comes to fire safety.]]

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* A very literal example occurred with Smokey Bear in a series of public service announcements where he goes up to various campers and hugs them whenever they show responsibility [[https://youtu.be/TFKAFJJx2DM [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKAFJJx2DM when it comes to fire safety.]]



* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', bear hugs are a running gag between Simba and Nala.
* In ''Fanfic/SeeTheZoneAndSurvive'' Celestia receives one from Strider. Too bad that he was wearing a power-armor then. Fortunately there were no broken ribs.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', ''FanFic/TheLionKingAdventures'', bear hugs are a running gag between Simba and Nala.
* In ''Fanfic/SeeTheZoneAndSurvive'' ''FanFic/SeeTheZoneAndSurvive'', Celestia receives one from Strider. Too bad that he was wearing a power-armor then. Fortunately there were no broken ribs.



* Po give one to Tigress at the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'', leaving her [[ShipTease speechless]]. He tries to do the same to Master Shifu, but he {{Flash Step}}s away.

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* Po give one to Tigress at the end of ''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'', ''WesternAnimation/KungfuPanda2'',
[[ShipTease
leaving her [[ShipTease speechless]]. He tries to do the same to Master Shifu, but he {{Flash Step}}s away.



* Something similar to this happens in the 1996 film ''Film/{{Michael}}'', during Archangel Michael's dance with hippie waitress Anita. During the dance Anita excitedly jumps towards Michael, who catches her in a hug and lifts her up before playfully spinning her around with Anita's giggling showing she is enjoying it, especially with her doing some ''FootPopping''. (In this case, Michael is supporting her with one hand on her waist and the other under her buttocks).

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* Something similar to this happens in the 1996 film ''Film/{{Michael}}'', during Archangel Michael's ArchangelMichael's dance with hippie waitress Anita. During the dance Anita excitedly jumps towards Michael, who catches her in a hug and lifts her up before playfully spinning her around with Anita's giggling showing she is enjoying it, especially with her doing some ''FootPopping''. (In this case, Michael is supporting her with one hand on her waist and the other under her buttocks).buttocks.)



* On ''Series/{{Lost}}'', when Hurley sees Sawyer again after three years, he hugs him and pulls him off the ground. Fans have dubbed it (and other hugs given by Hurley) the "Hurley Hug".

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* On ''Series/{{Lost}}'', when Hurley sees Sawyer again after three years, he hugs him and pulls him off the ground. Fans have dubbed it (and other hugs given by Hurley) the "Hurley Hug".Hug."



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl Who Died]]", the Doctor is so relieved to see Clara returned unharmed he gives her one, combined with a spinning her around. Clara actually isn't receptive (due to it being unexpected and because she knows everyone is in imminent danger).

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E5TheGirlWhoDied The Girl Who Died]]", Died]]," the Doctor is so relieved to see Clara returned unharmed he gives her one, combined with a spinning her around. Clara actually isn't receptive (due to it being unexpected and because she knows everyone is in imminent danger).



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* Used many a time in Greek Mythology by the super strong Herakles. In one tale Herakles was forced to wrestle Death himself for the life of a friend. The match ended when Herakles' snagged Death in a literal rib breaking bear hug, forcing the submission and having his friend. Death is left without a taken soul, and groaning over his severely broken ribs.

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[[folder:Myth And & Legend]]
* Used many a time in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology mythology]] by the super strong Herakles. In one tale tale, Herakles was forced to wrestle Death himself for the life of a friend. The match ended when Herakles' snagged Death in a literal rib breaking rib-breaking bear hug, forcing the submission and having his friend. Death is left without a taken soul, and groaning over his severely broken ribs.



* The tiny and [[GenkiGirl easily excitable]] [=LuFisto=] has sometimes been known to spontaneously hug people when happy. Despite her size [=LuFisto=] is [[PintSizedPowerHouse really strong]], regularly competing with men several times larger. It'd be an accident waiting to happen, except it has.
* Solo Darling is usually the runt on any given roster but she's ''also'' [[CuteBruiser really strong]] and full of [[KidAppealCharacter childlike affection]]...well one of her {{finishing move}}s was dubbed the "hug factor" but even then she's hurt people when not trying.

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* The tiny and [[GenkiGirl easily excitable]] [=LuFisto=] has sometimes been known to spontaneously hug people when happy. Despite her size size, [=LuFisto=] is [[PintSizedPowerHouse [[PintSizedPowerhouse really strong]], regularly competing with men several times larger. It'd be an accident waiting to happen, except it has.
* Solo Darling is usually the runt on any given roster but she's ''also'' [[CuteBruiser really strong]] and full of [[KidAppealCharacter childlike affection]]...well Well, one of her {{finishing move}}s was dubbed the "hug factor" "Hug Factor," but even then she's hurt people when not trying.



* Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie has at times resigned herself to bear hugs from her {{tag team}} partner Wrestling/MsChif, who lacks a [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace sense of personal space]] and the social skills to try and cheer her up in a more subtle manner.

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* Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie has at times resigned herself to bear hugs from her {{tag team}} partner Wrestling/MsChif, who lacks a [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace who lacks a sense of personal space]] and the social skills to try and cheer her up in a more subtle manner.



* In the ending of the Dodongo's Cavern in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' Darunia decides that he and Link are now [[BloodBrothers Sworn Brothers]], and to celebrate this he gives him two gifts: the necessary PlotCoupon, the Goron's Ruby and a Goron group Bear Hug. Cue Link running off screaming.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonHeartGoldAndSoulSilver'', the player's walking Pokémon with high happiness will sometimes hug the player. Cue the message "Whoa! (Pokémon's name) suddenly hugged you." and a heart speech bubble over the player's Pokémon's head.
** The Generation VII Pokemon "Bewear" is an affectionate bear Pokemon prone to giving hugs, [[AndCallHimGeorge but is so strong that these hugs are a major health risk for its trainer.]]

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* In the ending of the Dodongo's Cavern in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime ''TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' Time'', Darunia decides that he and Link are now [[BloodBrothers Sworn Brothers]], and to celebrate this he gives him two gifts: the necessary PlotCoupon, the Goron's Ruby and a Goron group Bear Hug. Cue Link running off screaming.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In ''VideoGame/PokemonHeartGoldAndSoulSilver'', ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'', if the player's walking Pokémon with has high happiness enough happiness, they will sometimes hug the player. Cue the message "Whoa! (Pokémon's name) suddenly hugged you." you!" and [[HeartSymbol a heart speech bubble bubble]] over the player's Pokémon's head.
** The Bewear from Generation VII Pokemon "Bewear" is an affectionate bear Pokemon Pokémon prone to giving hugs, [[AndCallHimGeorge but is so strong that these hugs are a major health risk for its trainer.]]Trainer]].



* One of [[PandaingToTheAudience Bamboo Pandamonium's]] attacks in ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}8''. If this gets you, it will drain a huge chunk of your health unless you [[SwitchOutMove call your partner in]] to get you out.

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* One of [[PandaingToTheAudience Bamboo Pandamonium's]] attacks in ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man X}}8''.''VideoGame/MegaManX8''. If this gets you, it will drain a huge chunk of your health unless you [[SwitchOutMove call your partner in]] to get you out.



* In ''Videogame/MortalKombatX'', one of Kotal Khan's fatalities is to hug his enemies hard enough that their head pops and all their innards start spewing out like a ketchup bottle.

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* In ''Videogame/MortalKombatX'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'', one of Kotal Khan's fatalities Fatalities is to hug his enemies hard enough that their head pops and all their innards start spewing out like a ketchup bottle.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[CoolBigSis Yang]] enjoys giving these to her little sister, Ruby. Of course, half the time it ends up veering into MarshmallowHell territory, due to BoobsOfSteel. And that one time it ended in a [[BigBallOfViolence catfight…]]
* Want to see a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony]] do a bear hug? Introduce yourself to [[Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles Kettle Cornflakes.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[CoolBigSis Yang]] enjoys giving these to her little sister, Ruby. Of course, half the time it ends up veering into MarshmallowHell territory, due to BoobsOfSteel. And that one time it ended in a [[BigBallOfViolence catfight…]]
catfight]]...
* Want to see a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic pony]] do a bear hug? Introduce yourself to [[Roleplay/EquestriaChronicles Kettle Cornflakes.]]Cornflakes]].



--> '''Harold''': ''Friendly'', isn't he.

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--> '''Harold''': '''Harold:''' ''Friendly'', isn't he.






** Dwayne pulls Junior into a relieved hug when they manage to reunite after getting separated in "My Way Or Zimbabwe", and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents for once]], Junior doesn't mind the attention and returns the hug from his squished position. However, when Dwayne gives him a second, tighter hug later on, Junior has to remind his dad not to squeeze him to death.

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** Dwayne pulls Junior into a relieved hug when they manage to reunite after getting separated in "My Way Or Zimbabwe", or Zimbabwe," and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents for once]], Junior doesn't mind the attention and returns the hug from his squished position. However, when Dwayne gives him a second, tighter hug later on, Junior has to remind his dad not to squeeze him to death.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity "Welcome to Republic City"]], the title character uses an EffortlessAmazonianLift to pick up three kids and their father and give them a massive group hug. She's only seventeen. For bonus points, her ''actual'' Polar-Bear-Dog gets in on it.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E1WelcomeToRepublicCity "Welcome to Republic City"]], City,"]] the title character uses an EffortlessAmazonianLift to pick up three kids and their father and give them a massive group hug. She's only seventeen. For bonus points, her ''actual'' Polar-Bear-Dog polar bear dog gets in on it.



** In "The J-Team", the Enforcers (Finn, Ratso, and Chow) are trying to make a getaway from their hideout, when they see their old buddy Tohru in the way. Having not seen him since the previous season's finale, they don't realize he'd [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides]] until the big guy grabbed all three in a Bear Hug and tossed them aside.
** In the GrandFinale "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", [[spoiler:after Drago and his forces have been defeated by the heroes, with some help from the [[HeelFaceTurn now-reformed]] Enforcers, Hak Foo gives a "Big Bear Hug" to Finn, Ratso, Chow, and also Captain Black]].
* Starfire of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' likes to hug this way. Unfortunately for the other person, Starfire has super strength and may forget that when she's being affectionate.

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** In "The J-Team", J-Team," the Enforcers (Finn, Ratso, and Chow) are trying to make a getaway from their hideout, when they see their old buddy Tohru in the way. Having not seen him since the previous season's finale, they don't realize he'd [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides]] until the big guy grabbed all three in a Bear Hug and tossed them aside.
** In the GrandFinale "The Powers That Be (Part 2)", 2)," [[spoiler:after Drago and his forces have been defeated by the heroes, with some help from the [[HeelFaceTurn now-reformed]] Enforcers, Hak Foo gives a "Big Bear Hug" to Finn, Ratso, Chow, and also Captain Black]].
* Starfire ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' likes to hug this way. Unfortunately for the other person, Starfire has super strength and may forget that when she's being affectionate.



* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', in her [[TheBigGuy Bad Kaeloo form]], gives this to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat at the end of the episodes "Let's Play Spies". Their heads explode from the pressure.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', in her [[TheBigGuy Bad Kaeloo form]], gives this to Stumpy, Quack Quack and Mr. Cat at the end of the episodes "Let's Play Spies". Spies." Their heads explode from the pressure.
9th Sep '17 9:51:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Literature/DragonBones'': Ward, as part of his ObfuscatingStupidity, does this to everyone who is nice to him, and while he isn't shown to actually crack any ribs, he certainly intends to make people fear he DoesntKnowHisOwnStrength. His cousins, when talking about doing something nice for him, decide that he mustn't ever know, as that would lead to a bear hug.

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* ''Literature/DragonBones'': Ward, as part of his ObfuscatingStupidity, does this to everyone who is nice to him, and while he isn't shown to actually crack any ribs, he certainly intends to make people fear he DoesntKnowHisOwnStrength.DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength. His cousins, when talking about doing something nice for him, decide that he mustn't ever know, as that would lead to a bear hug.
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