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4th Sep '17 2:01:19 PM SkylaNoivern
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* The original ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' has many instances of this. Most infamously is the Psychokinesis ability, which has the power to kill a human in even the slightest nudge with it. Sometimes, the pedestrian may '''[[EpicFail kill themselves trying to get back up]].''' The developers may have known about this and patched it in the second game, although this leads to the pedestrians [[MadeOfIron being practically immune to falling from large heights]].
3rd Aug '17 2:18:09 PM Amahn
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* Less "of doom", but still fun with a single finger. Due to the way the human skeletal-muscular system works, it is very difficult to stand from a seated position without first leaning the upper body forward (or pushing oneself up with the arms). It is therefor possible to keep a person seated with as little as a finger pressed against their forehead. It's not going to keep someone restrained in a fight, but you can have fun "showing off your strength" with your friends.
2nd Aug '17 10:40:28 PM ultimomant
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': As a part of symbolism, D/D/D Duo-Dawn King Kali Yuga defeats the attacking Odd-Eyes Rebellion by firing his Twin Break Shot from his index finger -- a powerful king ending a "rebellion" with little 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, 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 the attacking Odd-Eyes Rebellion Dragon by firing his Twin Break Shot from his index finger -- a powerful king ending a "rebellion" with little effort, using only his finger while sitting on his thrown throne to stop the entire force of his enemy. Ironically, he put ''more'' effort in defeating [[FusionDance Odd-Eyes Rebellion]] Rebellion Dragon]] than its weaker form, Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, which he defeated by not moving at all.



* This is basically the premise of ''Webcomic/{{OnePunchMan}}''.

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* This is basically the premise of ''Webcomic/{{OnePunchMan}}''.''Webcomic/OnePunchMan''.
27th Jul '17 10:08:13 AM Taxima
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** Happens again in a flashback where Asura has sent one of the elephant Gohma flying towards Augus: he just smirks and flicks it away with his finger with his arms crossed, reducing it to ATwinkleInTheSky.

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** Happens again in a flashback where Asura has sent one of the elephant Gohma flying towards Augus: he just smirks and flicks it away with his finger thumb with his arms crossed, reducing it to ATwinkleInTheSky.
24th Jul '17 4:59:41 AM StFan
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** Spider-Man once defeated dimwitted villain The Walrus with a flick of his fingers. To be fair, Spidey was showing off in front of TV cameras because the Walrus had humiliated him earlier, sucker-punching him while he was helpless because of laughter, [[http://www.superdickery.com/walrus-man/ after hearing that:]]

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** Spider-Man once defeated defeats dimwitted villain The Walrus with a flick of his fingers. To be fair, Spidey was showing off in front of TV cameras because the Walrus had humiliated him earlier, sucker-punching him while he was helpless because of laughter, [[http://www.superdickery.com/walrus-man/ after hearing that:]]



** This is Miles Morales', the second ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan's, specialty. He has a time-delayed stunning power that works by touch, which he usually uses by poking his enemy with his index and middle finger. It tends to be pretty humorous because Miles will switch from trading blows with a super-powered villain to suddenly and delicately touching him with two fingers and watching him have a seizure.

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** This is Miles Morales', Morales's, the second ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan's, ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, specialty. He has a time-delayed stunning power that works by touch, which he usually uses by poking his enemy with his index and middle finger. It tends to be pretty humorous because Miles will switch from trading blows with a super-powered villain to suddenly and delicately touching him with two fingers and watching him have a seizure.



* When ComicBook/{{Thanos}} was in possession of ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet, he was able to [[spoiler:erase half the sentient life in the universe]] by snapping his fingers...which isn't all that easy in the first place, you try snapping your fingers with gloves on!
** He also does this in effect to each of the individual heroes(and Dr. Doom) sent to [[spoiler:distract & occupy]] him in the main battle, shrinking the Hulk, turning Wolverine's adamantium skeleton to "spongy rubber", smashing Thor into glass, etc. Perrenial [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkey]] Quasar doesn't even get an attack in before his patented Quantum Bands are exploded while making an unfulfilled [[BadassBoast Badass Boast]].
*** To their credit though, each of the heroes' attacks would have been a Killing Blow on anyone else...and is said so in the comic(when else have you actually *seen* Wolverine graphically stab someone through the chest in full view of the camera?).
** Thanos finally casually flicks Captain America, the last man standing in The Infinity Gauntlet, with his wrist after destroying his shield, saying: "What have I been doing? Must have been out of my mind..."

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* When ComicBook/{{Thanos}} was is in possession of ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet, he was is able to [[spoiler:erase half the sentient life in the universe]] by snapping his fingers...fingers... which isn't all that easy in the first place, you try snapping your fingers with gloves on!
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on! He also does this in effect to each of the individual heroes(and heroes (and Dr. Doom) sent to [[spoiler:distract & and occupy]] him in the main battle, shrinking the Hulk, turning Wolverine's adamantium skeleton to "spongy rubber", smashing Thor into glass, etc. Perrenial [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkey]] Quasar doesn't even get an attack in before his patented Quantum Bands are exploded while making an unfulfilled [[BadassBoast Badass Boast]].
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BadassBoast. To their credit though, each of the heroes' attacks would have been a Killing Blow on anyone else...else... and is said so in the comic(when comic (when else have you actually *seen* ''seen'' Wolverine graphically stab someone through the chest in full view of the camera?).
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camera?). Thanos finally casually flicks Captain America, the last man standing in The ''The Infinity Gauntlet, Gauntlet'', with his wrist after destroying his shield, saying: "What have I been doing? Must have been out of my mind..."



* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can instantly kill any parahuman [[TouchOfDeath she makes skin contact with]], [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris (a Kryptonian trapped in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse), thumps several mooks into unconciousness, and during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, she takes out Songbird by jamming her index finger through the supervillain's larynx.

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* ''[[{{FanFic/Gather}} Gather]]'' ''Fanfic/{{Gather}}'' features this as Taylor's ultimate attack. As part of her AU powerset she can instantly kill any parahuman [[TouchOfDeath she makes skin contact with]], [[PowerCopying stealing their powers]] and [[MookMaker turning them into a nearly indestructable minion]].
* In ''FanFic/OriginStory'', ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris (a Kryptonian trapped in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse), thumps several mooks into unconciousness, and during her RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}, she takes out Songbird by jamming her index finger through the supervillain's larynx.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':



-->"You know what the hardest part is? The hardest part is cleaning up afterwards."

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-->"You --->"You know what the hardest part is? The hardest part is cleaning up afterwards."



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* In ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' Anna manages to [[spoiler:break Koujirou's sword and deflect his Desperation Attack]] with a thumbs up gesture.
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* In ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' Anna manages to [[spoiler:break Koujirou's sword and deflect his Desperation Attack]] with a thumbs up gesture.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Finger of Death spell, where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you point at someone and they die]].
** Somewhat hilariously animated in ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'', where a black hand appears above the target and pokes downward.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The
Finger of Death spell, where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you point at someone and they die]].
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die]]. Somewhat hilariously animated in ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsOnline'', where a black hand appears above the target and pokes downward.



** Let's not forget ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. The main character [[spoiler:defeats Izanami-no-Okami]] by summoning Izanagi-no-Okami -- [[spoiler:her HUSBAND!]] How does he do this? After crushing his tarot card, he raises a single finger. When Izanagi-no-Okami appears, he simply points at [[spoiler:Izanami-no-Okami]]. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Everything dies.]]

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** Let's not forget ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.''VideoGame/Persona4''. The main character [[spoiler:defeats Izanami-no-Okami]] by summoning Izanagi-no-Okami -- [[spoiler:her HUSBAND!]] How does he do this? After crushing his tarot card, he raises a single finger. When Izanagi-no-Okami appears, he simply points at [[spoiler:Izanami-no-Okami]]. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Everything dies.]]



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* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', [[BigBad Malachite]] finger flicks [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] enough to send him orbiting around the world. ''Twice.''
** In a more parodic example, when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's team was reunited with [[spoiler: WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede]], [[spoiler: Suede]] effectively let Critic do this so they could move on and catch up.
-->[[spoiler: '''Suede:''']] Oh, but first you must defeat me in mortal combat.
-->'''Critic:''' What?
-->[[spoiler: '''Suede:''']] Oh, touch my sword. ''[Critic touches their swords together.]'' Oh, I am defeated, Letís get out of here.

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* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', ''Roleplay/BattleActionHaremHighschoolSideCharacterQuest'' Anna manages to [[spoiler:break Koujirou's sword and deflect his Desperation Attack]] with a thumbs up gesture.
* ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'':
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[[BigBad Malachite]] finger flicks [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] enough to send him orbiting around the world. ''Twice.''
** In a more parodic example, when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's team was reunited with [[spoiler: WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede]], [[spoiler: WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede, Suede]] effectively let Critic do this so they could move on and catch up.
-->[[spoiler: '''Suede:''']] Oh, but first you must defeat me in mortal combat.
-->'''Critic:''' What?
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combat.\\
'''Critic:''' What?\\
[[spoiler:
'''Suede:''']] Oh, touch my sword. ''[Critic touches their swords together.]'' together]'' Oh, I am defeated, Letís Let's get out of here.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':



1st Jul '17 12:25:57 AM ultimomant
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** When Launch tries to attack Chaotsu with a sledgehammer, Crane Hermit effortlessly blocks it with a finger, then sends her flying by extending the finger.


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** Goten blocks a punch from Ikose with one finger.
13th Jun '17 7:12:33 PM ngh93
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*''Film/OsmosisJones'': The evil virus Thrax His left index finger a particularly long clawed finger which causes any organic matter it simply touches to combust or explode. Within moments of appearing on-screen, the first thing he does is gently prick a harmless cell worker who ''horrifically boils/burns alive from the inside out.''



* ''Film/OsmosisJones'': The evil virus Thrax His left index finger a particularly long clawed finger which causes any organic matter it simply touches to combust or explode. Within moments of appearing on-screen, the first thing he does is gently prick a harmless cell worker who ''horrifically boils/burns alive from the inside out.''
13th Jun '17 7:12:02 PM ngh93
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*''Film/OsmosisJones'': The evil virus Thrax His left index finger a particularly long clawed finger which causes any organic matter it simply touches to combust or explode. Within moments of appearing on-screen, the first thing he does is gently prick a harmless cell worker who ''horrifically boils/burns alive from the inside out.''
13th Jun '17 7:07:41 PM ngh93
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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.]]

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** In WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3, ''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.]]
4th Jun '17 4:26:49 PM mouschilight
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** Fans parody Itachi's poke to Sasuke's forehead as this.

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** Fans parody [[AffectionateGestureToTheHead Itachi's poke to Sasuke's forehead forehead]] as this.
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