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24th Dec '15 4:25:13 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark Kent does this to Lex Luthor when they first meet.
26th Oct '15 8:10:23 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'''s augmetic fingers have given him the upper hand (ha ha) in regards to this trope. This has become something of a running gag, since genuinely stronger characters keep trying to intimidate him this way only to be surprised by him effortlessly winning.
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* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'''s augmetic fingers have given him the upper hand (ha ha) in regards to this trope. This has become something of a running gag, since genuinely stronger characters keep trying to intimidate him this way only to be surprised by him effortlessly winning. Major Broklaw is shown to also be fond of this, although he too was blindsided by Cain's fingers.

* Major Broklaw of the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books apparently does this partly to intimidate and partly to test the recipient's reactions. He tries it on Cain in their first meeting, but the latter uses his augmetic fingers to do it right back to Broklaw, which genuinely surprises the man.
21st Sep '15 3:59:59 PM Prfnoff
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-->'''Reverend Green:''' Lord, give me strength! -->'''Earl:''' You feel strong enough already!
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-->'''Reverend Green:''' Lord, give me strength! -->'''Earl:''' strength!\\ '''Earl:''' You feel strong enough already!

-->'''Mr. Diamond:''' What's the A.C. stand for? -->'''A.C. Slater:''' ''(crushing handshake)'' Abnormally cruel.
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-->'''Mr. Diamond:''' What's the A.C. stand for? -->'''A.for?\\ '''A.C. Slater:''' ''(crushing handshake)'' Abnormally cruel. cruel.

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* ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' features a variation on this trope. Alvaro, approaching Serafina with seductive words, grabs her hand and presses it firmly against his tattooed chest, and she complains: "But, Mr. Mangiacavallo, that is my hand, not a sponge. I got bones in it. Bones break!" He politely relinquishes his grip on her hand.
21st Aug '15 7:48:12 AM ZarbiNerada
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[[AC:Theater]] * In ''Theatre/TheMikado'', this is usually how Ko-Ko demonstrates "All persons who in shaking hands shake hands with you like ''that''."
26th Jul '15 2:32:13 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': Iceman does this to Wolverine by freezing the older mutant's hand when Rogue introduces them. Bobby is aware that Rogue has a crush on Logan, so he wanted to subtly assert his position as her boyfriend.
21st Jul '15 6:10:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* An ''ArchieComics'' story had this happen to Mr. Weatherbee when congratulating substitute hall monitor Maria Rodriguez for teaching the other students not to run in the halls. Maria is actually a [[StrongerThanTheyLook lot stronger than she looks]] so she crushes the bee's hand while giving him a handshake. The last panel shows Mr. Weatherbee getting his hand bandaged by Miss Grundy.
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* An ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story had this happen to Mr. Weatherbee when congratulating substitute hall monitor Maria Rodriguez for teaching the other students not to run in the halls. Maria is actually a [[StrongerThanTheyLook lot stronger than she looks]] so she crushes the bee's hand while giving him a handshake. The last panel shows Mr. Weatherbee getting his hand bandaged by Miss Grundy.

* Alluded to in ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' -- when Skif and Deek agree to work together, Skif is impressed that Deek ''doesn't'' try this.
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* Alluded to in ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Take A Thief]]'' -- when Skif and Deek agree to work together, Skif is impressed that Deek ''doesn't'' try this.

* In a memorable episode of ''ILoveLucy'', Fred's grip was actually enough to bring John Wayne to his knees, but when he tries it on Ethel, Ethel's grip actually brings Fred to ''his'' knees. * ''{{Series/MASH}}'': During the M*A*S*H Olympics, Hawkeye and B.J. make a wager with each other, but when they shake on it, B.J. jokingly tries to crush Hawkeye's hand.
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* In a memorable episode of ''ILoveLucy'', ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Fred's grip was actually enough to bring John Wayne to his knees, but when he tries it on Ethel, Ethel's grip actually brings Fred to ''his'' knees. * ''{{Series/MASH}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': During the M*A*S*H Olympics, Hawkeye and B.J. make a wager with each other, but when they shake on it, B.J. jokingly tries to crush Hawkeye's hand.

* In MyNameIsEarl, a former gangster turned preacher does this to Earl twice, although it wasn't really a handshake as much as it was joining hands for a prayer.
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* In MyNameIsEarl, ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', a former gangster turned preacher does this to Earl twice, although it wasn't really a handshake as much as it was joining hands for a prayer.

* In SavedByTheBell, [[LovableJock A.C. Slater]] does this in the episode "Class Rings".
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* In SavedByTheBell, ''Series/SavedByTheBell'', [[LovableJock A.C. Slater]] does this in the episode "Class Rings".

* Apparently, [[AmazonianBeauty Steelheart]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}} Silverhawks]]'' [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength doesn't know her own strength]]. Whenever she shakes hands, the person she's shaking hands with quickly crumples over from the pain. Fortunately, Commander Stargazer is smart enough to refuse her when she offers him one.
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* Apparently, [[AmazonianBeauty Steelheart]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}} Silverhawks]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength doesn't know her own strength]]. Whenever she shakes hands, the person she's shaking hands with quickly crumples over from the pain. Fortunately, Commander Stargazer is smart enough to refuse her when she offers him one.
21st Jul '15 6:08:51 AM Morgenthaler
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[[AC:Film]] * ''Film/SupermanII''. General Zod thinks that Superman has lost all of his powers. [[KneelBeforeZod He demands that Superman take his hand and swear eternal loyalty to him.]] Superman takes Zod's hand and ''crushes'' it, breaking bones. It turns out he hadn't actually lost his powers. Zod did.
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[[AC:Film]] * ''Film/SupermanII''. General Zod thinks that Superman has lost all of his powers. [[KneelBeforeZod He demands that Superman take his hand and swear eternal loyalty to him.]] Superman takes Zod's hand and ''crushes'' it, breaking bones. It turns out he hadn't actually lost his powers. Zod did.[[AC:Films -- Animated]]

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[[AC:Film]] [[AC:Films -- Live-Action]] * ''Film/SupermanII''. General Zod thinks that Superman has lost all of his powers. [[KneelBeforeZod He demands that Superman take his hand and swear eternal loyalty to him.]] Superman takes Zod's hand and ''crushes'' it, breaking bones. It turns out he hadn't actually lost his powers. Zod did.
21st Jul '15 6:08:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In the PilotMovie, Clark does this accidentally to Perry White at the end of his first (failed) job interview. After Clark comes back with a well-written story and Perry hires him, Clark offers his hand again but Perry [[GenreSavvy doesn't take it this time]], patting Clark on the back instead.
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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In the PilotMovie, Clark does this accidentally to Perry White at the end of his first (failed) job interview. After Clark comes back with a well-written story and Perry hires him, Clark offers his hand again but Perry [[GenreSavvy doesn't take it this time]], time, patting Clark on the back instead.

* Apparently, [[AmazonianBeauty Steelheart]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}} Silverhawks]]'' [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength doesn't know her own strength]]. Whenever she shakes hands, the person she's shaking hands with quickly crumples over from the pain. Fortunately, Commander Stargazer is [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] enough to refuse her when she offers him one.
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* Apparently, [[AmazonianBeauty Steelheart]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}} Silverhawks]]'' [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength doesn't know her own strength]]. Whenever she shakes hands, the person she's shaking hands with quickly crumples over from the pain. Fortunately, Commander Stargazer is [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] smart enough to refuse her when she offers him one.
13th Jul '15 2:35:01 AM ClockClockClock
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* In MyNameIsEarl, a former gangster turned preacher does this to Earl twice, although it wasn't really a handshake as much as it was joining hands for a prayer. -->'''Reverend Green:''' Lord, give me strength! -->'''Earl:''' You feel strong enough already! * In SavedByTheBell, [[LovableJock A.C. Slater]] does this in the episode "Class Rings". -->'''Mr. Diamond:''' What's the A.C. stand for? -->'''A.C. Slater:''' ''(crushing handshake)'' Abnormally cruel.
6th Jun '15 7:47:30 AM MadCat221
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after being pressed by President Raiko to develop some countermeasure to Kuvira's [[WaveMotionGun spirit ray cannon]], they shake hands to cinch the partnership... but Asami remembers the last time she partnered with him (he tried to steal her company Future Industries out from under her), and nimbly turns the handshake into a pressure point attack on his hand while warning him not to try it again.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after being pressed by President Raiko to develop some countermeasure to Kuvira's [[WaveMotionGun spirit ray cannon]], they Asami and Varrick shake hands to cinch the partnership... but Asami remembers the last time she partnered with him (he tried to steal her company Future Industries out from under her), and nimbly turns the handshake into a pressure point attack on his hand while warning him not to try it again.
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