History Main / CrushingHandshake

25th Jun '17 7:34:30 AM waters20
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* In the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''Monster Blood II'', bully Conan Barber does this to protagonist Evan Ross three times, and each one is even more painful than the last.
25th May '17 3:49:50 PM bombadil211
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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump has one that he combines with a jerking motion to put whomever he's shaking hands with off-balance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines by holding firm and not letting Trump complete the power move. Trump's handshake ended up drawing so much international ridicule that White House staffers had to take the extraordinary step of teaching the President of the United States a more socially acceptable method of shaking hands.

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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump has one that he combines with a jerking motion to put whomever he's shaking hands with off-balance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines by holding firm and not letting Trump complete the power move. It's since become something of a RunningGag that other male leaders will now double-down and squeeze even harder until Trump has no choice but to let go first. Trump's handshake ended up drawing so much international ridicule that White House staffers had to take the extraordinary step of teaching trying and failing to teach the President of the United States a more socially acceptable method of shaking hands.
25th May '17 3:40:37 PM Doodler
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* Slade Wilson and Roy Harper do this to each other in ''Series/Arrow'' to test each other's SuperStrength. Slade's winning until he gets distracted.

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* Slade Wilson and Roy Harper do this to each other in ''Series/Arrow'' ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' to test each other's SuperStrength. Slade's winning until he gets distracted.Slade wins.
25th May '17 3:40:06 PM Doodler
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* Slade Wilson and Roy Harper do this to each other in ''Series/Arrow'' to test each other's SuperStrength. Slade's winning until he gets distracted.
14th Apr '17 8:04:23 PM bombadil211
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* In one episode of ''Series/TheBrittasEmpire'', Gordon Brittas becomes so strong that a casual handshake from him causes male members of staff to wince in pain and fall to the floor.
14th Apr '17 8:02:49 PM bombadil211
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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump has one that he combines with a jerking motion to put whomever he's shaking hands with off-balance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines by holding firm and not letting Trump complete the power move.

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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump has one that he combines with a jerking motion to put whomever he's shaking hands with off-balance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines by holding firm and not letting Trump complete the power move. Trump's handshake ended up drawing so much international ridicule that White House staffers had to take the extraordinary step of teaching the President of the United States a more socially acceptable method of shaking hands.
4th Apr '17 12:56:59 PM Lullabee
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** In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', Vimes gives Moist a painful handshake because [[ArsonMurderAndLifesaving he secretly approves of Moist's latest shenanigans]]. Moist infers that Vimes isn't actually trying to hurt him, but just doesn't do anything by half.

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** In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', Vimes gives Moist a painful handshake because [[ArsonMurderAndLifesaving [[ChewOutFakeOut he secretly approves of Moist's latest shenanigans]]. Moist infers that Vimes isn't actually trying to hurt him, but just doesn't do anything by half.
4th Apr '17 12:56:04 PM Lullabee
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** In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', Vimes gives Moist a painful handshake because [[ArsonMurderAndLifesaving he secretly approves of Moist's latest shenanigans]]. Moist infers that Vimes isn't actually trying to hurt him, but just doesn't do anything by half.
23rd Mar '17 9:34:00 PM ZoeticCob
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* ''Literature/TheShahnameh'': Esfandiar gives one to Rostam. Rostam does not flinch but his hand is so badly crushed it bleeds! It does nothing to intimidate Rostam though.
17th Feb '17 6:40:54 AM bombadil211
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* UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump has one that he combines with a jerking motion to put whomever he's shaking hands with off-balance. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines by holding firm and not letting Trump complete the power move.
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