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28th Nov '17 8:46:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark Kent does this (probably accidentally, as he's just had a tense conversation with Bruce Wayne,) to Lex Luthor when they first meet. [[spoiler: Luthor knows exactly who he and Bruce are, and is almost certainly trolling them when he delivers the line below.]]

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Clark Kent does this (probably accidentally, as he's just had a tense conversation with Bruce Wayne,) Wayne) to Lex Luthor when they first meet. [[spoiler: Luthor knows exactly who he and Bruce are, and is almost certainly trolling them when he delivers the line below.]]
28th Oct '17 1:14:17 PM darkemyst
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, the Slytherin quidditch team captain tends to do this when he shakes hands with the Gryffindor captain at the beginning of a match. In the first few books, Oliver Wood was able to give as good as he got, but Angelina and Harry (during their respective stints as captain in the later books) had to keep themselves from wincing.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, the Slytherin quidditch team captain tends to do this when he shakes hands with the Gryffindor captain at the beginning of a match. In the first few books, Oliver Wood was able to give as good as he got, but Angelina and Harry (during their respective stints as captain in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the later books) Phoenix]]'' and ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'') had to keep themselves from wincing.
3rd Oct '17 9:59:46 AM Rubyleaf
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* In ''Manga/{{DAYS}}'', [[BewareTheNiceOnes Usui]] delivers one to Himura with the most nonchalant smile on his face after a match, scaring the living daylights out of his opponent.
20th Sep '17 11:48:44 PM bombadil211
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* Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi once gripped [[UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily Prince William's]] hand so that the handshake [[http://dc-cdn.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/dc-Cover-n7qlse8t7tbpq3rbqjtsoe24h0-20160415124440.Medi.jpeg left very detailed finger marks]] on the prince's hand.

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* Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi once gripped [[UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Prince William's]] hand so hard that the handshake [[http://dc-cdn.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/dc-Cover-n7qlse8t7tbpq3rbqjtsoe24h0-20160415124440.Medi.jpeg left very detailed finger marks]] on the prince's hand.
20th Sep '17 11:46:26 PM bombadil211
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* Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi once gripped [[UsefulNotes/BritishRoyalFamily Prince William's]] hand so that the handshake [[http://dc-cdn.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/dc-Cover-n7qlse8t7tbpq3rbqjtsoe24h0-20160415124440.Medi.jpeg left very detailed finger marks]] on the prince's hand.
28th Aug '17 9:45:54 PM glowinggreenreptile
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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. French President Emmanuel Macron also did the same thing before a NATO summit in Brussels, gripping Trump's hand hard enough to make Trump's knuckles turn white.
5th Aug '17 5:20:21 PM TheGreatKomodo
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* This is one of the possible humiliation moves in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' against bigger opponents. After nearly knocking out his opponent, Jimmy will stop the fight and offer a handshake to his opponent, who will bite the bait and have their hand appropiately squeezed and twisted.
23rd Jul '17 11:09:19 PM Lightning4119
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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.

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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. At another point in the movie, Deathstrike shakes hands with Senator Kelly (Mystique in disguise) and seems to be giving a minor one of these. It's unclear whether it was a DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength situation or if Deathstrike could something was up.
23rd Jul '17 11:05:19 PM Lightning4119
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* In a memorable episode of ''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.

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* In a memorable episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Fred's grip was actually enough to bring John Wayne to his knees, knees (the Duke was humoring him at Ricky's request), but when he tries it on Ethel, Ethel's grip actually brings Fred to ''his'' knees.
7th Jul '17 9:58:28 PM WaterBlap
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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 trying and failing to teach 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 trying and failing to teach the President of the United States a more socially acceptable method of shaking hands.
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