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29th Jan '16 4:11:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf's]] side-B special move in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' utilizes this. In addition to the "energy attack" part of this trope, he also literally picks his opponent off the ground by the face before exploding their face with dark fire (if the two of them are on the ground), or grabs their face and them ''slams them back down into the ground'' (if done in the air) Ouch.
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* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf's]] side-B special move in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' utilizes this. In addition to the "energy attack" part of this trope, he also literally picks his opponent off the ground by the face before exploding their face with dark fire (if the two of them are on the ground), or grabs their face and them ''slams them back down into the ground'' (if done in the air) Ouch.
24th Jan '16 7:24:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the GrandFinale of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Superman wins the climactic fight against Darkseid using this move defensively: while Darkseid is charging his [[EyeBeams Omega Effect]], Superman holds his hands to Darkseid's eyes, causing a massive explosion which blackens his eyes and opens up massive, red-glowing wounds on his face. (As his next appearance in TheDCAU would show, [[ScarsAreForever they scarred permanently]].) And Darkseid is ''a god''. Pretty good move, that.
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* In the GrandFinale of ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Superman wins the climactic fight against Darkseid using this move defensively: while Darkseid is charging his [[EyeBeams Omega Effect]], Superman holds his hands to Darkseid's eyes, causing a massive explosion which blackens his eyes and opens up massive, red-glowing wounds on his face. (As his next appearance in TheDCAU would show, [[ScarsAreForever they scarred permanently]].) And Darkseid is ''a god''. Pretty good move, that.
6th Jan '16 1:31:19 PM nombretomado
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* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Yoshimitsu]] in all of his ''{{Tekken}}'' appearances, and his [[LegacyCharacter predecessor]] in his ''SoulCalibur'' appearances too... basically, a life-drain attack that consists of grabbing the opponent by the face and sucking out their life-horse. [[InvertedTrope An alternate version, however, allows you to ''heal'' them by channelling your own life-horse into them]]... nice way to show off.
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* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Yoshimitsu]] in all of his ''{{Tekken}}'' appearances, and his [[LegacyCharacter predecessor]] in his ''SoulCalibur'' ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' appearances too... basically, a life-drain attack that consists of grabbing the opponent by the face and sucking out their life-horse. [[InvertedTrope An alternate version, however, allows you to ''heal'' them by channelling your own life-horse into them]]... nice way to show off.
4th Jan '16 6:00:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''StarWarsCloneWars'', General Grievous uses a variation where he grabs an opponent's head with his clawed foot, smashes it into the ground and then throws the corpse into the ceiling.
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* In ''StarWarsCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', General Grievous uses a variation where he grabs an opponent's head with his clawed foot, smashes it into the ground and then throws the corpse into the ceiling.
29th Dec '15 11:58:32 PM Ghostninja109
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* The last creature that Molly encounters in ''Literature/TheTaking'' is one of three that do this [[spoiler:to steal souls]]. Their touch is described as cold and greasy.
13th Dec '15 11:59:56 PM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 1 Sachiel attacked Unit 01 like this when Rei was piloting it: the monster grabbed the robot's face and slammed an energy spike through it.
11th Dec '15 2:49:25 AM QuestionMarker
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HilariousOuttakes "Your face asplode!"]]]]
6th Dec '15 7:17:26 PM Dravencour
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The Face Palm of Doom, named so because it ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is]]'' a FacePalm... [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]], is basically when you grab someone in the face, or sometimes just by the head, but usually the face, and proceed to unleash the pain by [[PowerPalms releasing some kind of energy]], or in a more [[{{Gorn}} bloody]] series, crushing it. As you can imagine, such a move is probably extremely painful and is usually pretty high up there in terms of power. Due to the [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty nastiness]] inherent in [[NotInTheFace assaulting someone's visage]], as well as the frightening potential for EyeScream, this trope is generally indicative of TheUnfettered, an {{Anti|hero}}- or UnscrupulousHero, the ObviouslyEvil, or someone who has had their BerserkButton mashed ''extremely hard'' or otherwise reached their RageBreakingPoint. It is essentially the bare-handed equivalent of [[CoupDeGrace shooting an opponent executioner-style,]] and carries many of the same connotations.
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The Face Palm of Doom, named so because it ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is]]'' a FacePalm... [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of Doom]], is basically when you grab someone in by the face, or sometimes just by the head, but usually the face, and proceed to unleash the pain by [[PowerPalms releasing some kind of energy]], or in a more [[{{Gorn}} bloody]] series, crushing it. As you can imagine, such a move is probably extremely painful and is usually pretty high up there in terms of power. Due to the [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty nastiness]] inherent in [[NotInTheFace assaulting someone's visage]], as well as the frightening potential for EyeScream, this trope is generally indicative of TheUnfettered, an {{Anti|hero}}- or UnscrupulousHero, the ObviouslyEvil, or someone who has had their BerserkButton mashed ''extremely hard'' or otherwise reached their RageBreakingPoint. It is essentially the bare-handed equivalent of [[CoupDeGrace shooting an opponent executioner-style,]] and carries many of the same connotations.
10th Nov '15 4:52:29 AM sidestep
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* Araya Souren from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' absolutely loves this trope. Even losing his arm afterwards won't stop him from subsequent attempts.
29th Sep '15 7:39:51 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:253:[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ssbb_facepalm.png]]]] [[caption-width-right:253:Talk to the hand, and beg for mercy.]]

* This is one of the {{Signature Move}}s of the School of Touhou Fuhai (''The Undefeated of The East'') in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', represented by protagonist Domon's [[FinishingMove Shining and God Finger attacks]] and Master Asia's Darkness Finger. The novelization explains its function and origin a bit, saying that it was made to adhere to Buddhist tenets of ThouShaltNotKill, and works by sending [[KiAttacks ki]] from the palm through the three central fingers and into an opponent's head, where it shorts out their motor functions and disables them[[note]]And yes, this means it can be used outside of Gundams[[/note]]. It even get two {{Shout Out}}s in its franchise:
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* Franchise/{{Gundam}} works: ** This is one of the {{Signature Move}}s of the School of Touhou Fuhai (''The Undefeated of The East'') in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', represented by protagonist Domon's [[FinishingMove Shining and God Finger attacks]] and Master Asia's Darkness Finger. The novelization explains its function and origin a bit, saying that it was made to adhere to Buddhist tenets of ThouShaltNotKill, and works by sending [[KiAttacks ki]] from the palm through the three central fingers and into an opponent's head, where it shorts out their motor functions and disables them[[note]]And yes, this means it can be used outside of Gundams[[/note]]. It even get two {{Shout Out}}s in its franchise:

** This is how Ed beats [[spoiler: Pride]]: by grabbing his face, physically and metaphysically, and ''ripping his soul out of his body''.
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** This is how Ed beats [[spoiler: Pride]]: [[spoiler:Pride]]: by grabbing his face, physically and metaphysically, and ''ripping his soul out of his body''.

* Obito, from Manga/{{Naruto}}, uses this against the Edo-Tensei Third Hokage after having absorbed the Juubi, by latching his hand onto his face and releasing a black omni-element material through his hand as a spear. It obliterates the Third's entire upper body. He later attempts to use it on Sasuke and Naruto [[spoiler:but is saved by Minato and Naruto's quick thinking]].
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* Obito, from Manga/{{Naruto}}, ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', uses this against the Edo-Tensei Third Hokage after having absorbed the Juubi, by latching his hand onto his face and releasing a black omni-element material through his hand as a spear. It obliterates the Third's entire upper body. He later attempts to use it on Sasuke and Naruto [[spoiler:but is saved by Minato and Naruto's quick thinking]].
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