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16th Jul '16 4:26:36 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''AsurasWrath'', with the final phase of the first boss trying to do this to Asura. Said boss is bigger than planet Earth, and his finger is the size of Tennessee. [[spoiler: [[TheJuggernaut It]] [[MomentOfAwesome fails]].]]

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* Happens in ''AsurasWrath'', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', with the final phase of the first boss trying to do this to Asura. Said boss is bigger than planet Earth, and his finger is the size of Tennessee. [[spoiler: [[TheJuggernaut It]] [[MomentOfAwesome fails]].]]
7th Jul '16 1:56:26 PM Willbyr
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* Very many examples in ''Manga/DragonBall''.

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* Very many examples in ''Manga/DragonBall''.''Franchise/DragonBall''.



** Used to demonstrate the results of Son Goku's TrainingFromHell all the way back in ''DragonBall''. In the "Strongest Under the Heavens" Tournament, his first opponent is a massive wrestler. He nips between his legs and playfully taps him on the leg with a finger... which knocks him out of the ring.

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** Used to demonstrate the results of Son Goku's TrainingFromHell all the way back in ''DragonBall''.''Manga/DragonBall''. In the "Strongest Under the Heavens" Tournament, his first opponent is a massive wrestler. He nips between his legs and playfully taps him on the leg with a finger... which knocks him out of the ring.
3rd Jul '16 4:45:37 PM Shishkahuben
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** The Rei Gun is an attack where you fire spiritual energy with a FingerGun. It is however one of Yusuke's strongest attack and it usually exhaust him.

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** Younger Toguro gets a lot of these, showing that he had strength beyond any of the characters thus far. The Rei Gun is an attack where you fire spiritual energy with a FingerGun. It is however one best example was when he took off the whole top half of Yusuke's strongest attack and it usually exhaust a corrupt businessman's head by flicking him.



** Also, Younger Toguro gets a lot of these, showing that he had strength beyond any of the characters thus far. The best example was when he took off the whole top half of a corrupt businessman's head by flicking him.
3rd Jul '16 1:41:43 PM Morgenthaler
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** Due to becoming the bearer of the [[CursedWithAwesome Sword of Destiny]] but being [[YouAreNotWorthy unfit at first to wield it,]] Herbert was unable to use any weapon. Thus, his [[TheObiWan master]] trained him to use ordinary objects that were beneath the Sword's notice, such as sticks and feathers. The feather [[AwesomeButImpractical took a long time to figure out,]] but once he [[ChunkySalsa mastered it,]] one of the other characters pointed out that Herbert - as a duck - was ''covered'' with feathers. Unfortunately (or fortunately from the point of view of the writers), he soon discovered that his super-powerful attack had [[WeaksauceWeakness certain limitations.]]

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** Due to becoming the bearer of the [[CursedWithAwesome Sword of Destiny]] but being [[YouAreNotWorthy unfit at first to wield it,]] Herbert was unable to use any weapon. Thus, his [[TheObiWan master]] master trained him to use ordinary objects that were beneath the Sword's notice, such as sticks and feathers. The feather [[AwesomeButImpractical took a long time to figure out,]] but once he [[ChunkySalsa mastered it,]] one of the other characters pointed out that Herbert - as a duck - was ''covered'' with feathers. Unfortunately (or fortunately from the point of view of the writers), he soon discovered that his super-powerful attack had [[WeaksauceWeakness certain limitations.]]
25th Jun '16 9:02:37 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': As a part of symbolism, D/D/D Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga defeats an attacking Odd-Eyes Rebellion by firing his Twin Break Shot from his index finger -- a powerful king ending a "rebellion" with little effort. Ironically, he put ''more'' effort in defeating [[FusionDance Odd-Eyes Rebellion]] than its weaker form Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, which he defeated by not moving at all.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': As a part of symbolism, D/D/D Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga defeats an the attacking Odd-Eyes Rebellion by firing his Twin Break Shot from his index finger -- a powerful king ending a "rebellion" with little effort. effort, using only his finger while sitting on his thrown to stop the entire force of his enemy. Ironically, he put ''more'' effort in defeating [[FusionDance Odd-Eyes Rebellion]] than its weaker form form, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, which he defeated by not moving at all.
18th Jun '16 4:52:35 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': A common staple in comedy skits. One such example came from the 1970s, when two AbbottAndCostello-esque men (Emilio Delgado and Bob McGrath) loaded a box on a table with heavy objects, each one [[TemptingFate which could cause the table to collapse and everything to fall onto the floor]]. By the miraculousness of all miracles, the box is filled to capacity ... and despite the enormous weight of everything, the table on which it sits has not collapsed. Then, they find a feather and place it in the box ... and then the trope kicks in.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': A common staple in comedy skits. One such example came from the 1970s, when two AbbottAndCostello-esque men (Emilio Delgado and Bob McGrath) [=McGrath=]) loaded a box on a table with heavy objects, each one [[TemptingFate which could cause the table to collapse and everything to fall onto the floor]]. By the miraculousness of all miracles, the box is filled to capacity ... and despite the enormous weight of everything, the table on which it sits has not collapsed. Then, they find a feather and place it in the box ... and then the trope kicks in.
18th Jun '16 4:51:54 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'': A common staple in comedy skits. One such example came from the 1970s, when two AbbottAndCostello-esque men (Emilio Delgado and Bob McGrath) loaded a box on a table with heavy objects, each one [[TemptingFate which could cause the table to collapse and everything to fall onto the floor]]. By the miraculousness of all miracles, the box is filled to capacity ... and despite the enormous weight of everything, the table on which it sits has not collapsed. Then, they find a feather and place it in the box ... and then the trope kicks in.
18th Jun '16 4:47:25 PM Briguy52748
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* The FaceHeelTurn of "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, when he betrayed Wrestling/HulkHogan ... Orndorff's delayed run-in to save Hogan from a beatdown by BigJohnStudd and KingKongBundy involved two very obvious light Orndorff haymakers easily downing the two heels, who immediately crawled out of the ring (as opposed to at least taking the blows and trying to fight back). And then Orndorff helped Hogan to his feet, raised his arm that things were OK ... and the clothesline and piledriver that ended a friendship.
30th May '16 2:59:38 PM mariovsonic999
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** In WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3, [[spoiler: the effect of the Wuxi Finger Hold is revealed. When Po tried using the Wuxi Finger Hold on Kai, it didn't work because it only works on mortals. So Po decided to restrain him [[HeroicSacrifice and use it on himself]] to send himself and Kai into the spirit realm. Given that Po used it on Tai Lung as well as he makes a cameo on Kai's collected chi of other masters, it means that he was sent there as well.]]
30th May '16 12:48:52 AM Ulkomaalainen
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The trope is named by ProfessionalWrestling fans after what was the so-called "main event" between [[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]] Wrestling/KevinNash on the January 4, 1999 episode of ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Despite very obviously ThrowingTheFight, Nash did his damnedest to play up how destructive Hulk's poke was and how he was lucky to have survived ([[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample no one was convinced]]).

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The trope is named by ProfessionalWrestling fans after what was the so-called "main event" between [[Wrestling/HulkHogan "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan]] and [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Champion]] Champion Wrestling/KevinNash on the January 4, 1999 episode of ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Despite very obviously ThrowingTheFight, Nash did his damnedest to play up how destructive Hulk's poke was and how he was lucky to have survived ([[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample no one was convinced]]).
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