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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]]).
20th May '16 2:44:03 PM bt8257
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* WCW's fiasco overshadows what may be pro wrestling's ''original'' "Finger Poke of Doom" match when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels lost the European title to Wrestling/TripleH in December 1997. It usually gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it wasn't for the company's biggest title, it didn't make ''months'' worth of storylines moot, and got played up like the joke that it was. In {{Kayfabe}}, Wrestling/SgtSlaughter had put [=HHH=] and [=HBK=] in a match to try and create tension between them. However, the two of them figured out what Slaughter was planning, and mocked him by having an intentionally silly match, even cutting [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]] promos when Hunter won.

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* WCW's fiasco overshadows what may be pro wrestling's ''original'' "Finger Poke of Doom" match when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels lost the European title to Wrestling/TripleH in December 1997. It usually gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it wasn't for the company's biggest title, it didn't make ''months'' '''''MONTHS''''' worth of storylines completely moot, and got played up like the joke that it was. In {{Kayfabe}}, Wrestling/SgtSlaughter had put [=HHH=] and [=HBK=] in a match to try and create tension between them. However, the two of them figured out what Slaughter was planning, and mocked him by having an intentionally silly match, even cutting [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]] promos when Hunter won.
20th May '16 2:43:12 PM bt8257
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* WCW's fiasco overshadows what may be pro wrestling's ''original'' "Fingerpoke of Doom" match when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels lost the European title to Wrestling/TripleH in December 1997. It usually gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it wasn't for the company's biggest title, it didn't make ''months'' worth of storylines moot, and was played up like the joke that it was. In {{Kayfabe}}, Wrestling/SgtSlaughter had put [=HHH=] and [=HBK=] in a match to try and create tension between them. However, the two of them figured out what Slaughter was planning, and mocked him by having an intentionally silly match, even cutting [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]] promos when Hunter won.
* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers. If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.

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* WCW's fiasco overshadows what may be pro wrestling's ''original'' "Fingerpoke "Finger Poke of Doom" match when Wrestling/ShawnMichaels lost the European title to Wrestling/TripleH in December 1997. It usually gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it wasn't for the company's biggest title, it didn't make ''months'' worth of storylines moot, and was got played up like the joke that it was. In {{Kayfabe}}, Wrestling/SgtSlaughter had put [=HHH=] and [=HBK=] in a match to try and create tension between them. However, the two of them figured out what Slaughter was planning, and mocked him by having an intentionally silly match, even cutting [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]] promos when Hunter won.
* The [[TropeNamers trope namer]] comes from the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingerpoke_of_Doom January 4, 1999 episode of]] ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Wrestling/KevinNash -- former lackey to Wrestling/HulkHogan, leader of the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldOrder}}Wo Wolfpac (the original [=nWo=] split, with both fighting for supremacy), and current World Heavyweight Champion -- is main-eventing with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} for the belt. Out of nowhere, Goldberg is arrested on bogus stalking charges (it was originally going to be a [[FalseRapeAccusation false rape charge]], but Goldberg objected). Nash calls out to the "retired" Hogan and challenges him to a match instead, putting the belt on the line. Hogan answers the challenge and gingerly walks down to the ring. Hogan pokes Nash in the chest with his finger. Nash goes down like he'd he's been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. Hogan's the WCW Champion (again), the [=nWo=] is whole once more, and Goldberg staggers. If it sounds like this episode of ''Nitro'' was [[WagTheDirector hastily re-written]] by some of its actors, you are most likely right. Fingerpokes Finger Pokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.
14th May '16 9:48:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Ethan Carter III forced the Earl Hebner and his son Brian to participate in a Finger Poke of Doom match to increase his undefeated streak in TNA.

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* [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III III]] forced the Earl Hebner and his son Brian to participate in a Finger Poke of Doom match to increase his undefeated streak in TNA.
12th May '16 4:19:24 AM MajinAkuma
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** Shunsui performs this on [[spoiler: Chad]] during the Soul Society arc, after batting aside his enemies' first attack and dodging the rest whilst drinking. When [[spoiler: Chad]] tries to keep fighting despite the difference in their strength, Shunsui draws his swords to cut him down.
** [[spoiler:Aizen]] blocks an attack by bankai-state Ichigo with a single finger. It's part of the reason fans refer to him as Captain Superman.
** To a lesser extent, Ulqiuorra seems bored in almost all of his fights and even puts less effort in all his fights than the stronger Espada. [[spoiler: It's explained later, as he's meant to be a kind of avatar of nihilism.]] In his fight with Ichigo, he blocks Ichigo's Getsuga with just one hand. HilarityEnsues (sort of) when [[spoiler: Ichigo goes into Resureccion Mode and blocks Ulquiorra's strongest attack with one hand]].
** [[spoiler: Isshin]] flicks [[spoiler: Aizen]] through several buildings by basically giving him the finger in chapter 398.

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** Shunsui Kyoraku performs this on [[spoiler: Chad]] Chad during the Soul Society arc, after batting aside his enemies' first attack and dodging the rest whilst drinking. When [[spoiler: Chad]] Chad tries to keep fighting despite the difference in their strength, Shunsui draws his swords to cut him down.
** [[spoiler:Aizen]] Aizen blocks an attack by bankai-state Bankai-state Ichigo with a single finger. It's part of the reason fans refer to him as Captain Superman.
** To a lesser extent, Ulqiuorra seems bored in almost all of his fights and even puts less effort in all his fights than the stronger Espada. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's explained later, as he's meant to be a kind of avatar of nihilism.]] In his fight with Ichigo, he blocks Ichigo's Getsuga with just one hand. HilarityEnsues (sort of) when [[spoiler: Ichigo [[spoiler:Ichigo goes into Resureccion Resurección Mode and blocks Ulquiorra's strongest attack with one hand]].
** [[spoiler: Isshin]] [[spoiler:Isshin]] flicks [[spoiler: Aizen]] [[spoiler:Aizen]] through several buildings by basically giving him the finger in chapter 398.



** Soifon's Shikai is almost like a dart that's worn on her finger. Two hits in the exact same location, and the target will instantly die.
** [[spoiler:Bazz-B]] has fire-based powers and he's strong that he can [[spoiler:melt Hitsugaya's ice]] with just a finger. He also inflicts him a fatal wound with two fingers while creating a big explosion. With three fingers, he can melt the ground into lava. With four fingers, he makes a massive FlamingSword. With five fingers, he makes a flaming tornado.
** Kenpachi can slice a building in half with a flick of his sword arm.

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** Soifon's Sui-Feng's Shikai is almost like a dart that's worn on her finger. Two hits in the exact same location, and the target will instantly die.
** [[spoiler:Bazz-B]] Bazz-B has fire-based powers and he's strong that he can [[spoiler:melt Hitsugaya's ice]] with just a finger. He also inflicts him a fatal wound with two fingers while creating a big explosion. With three fingers, he can melt the ground into lava. With four fingers, he makes a massive FlamingSword. With five fingers, he makes a flaming tornado.
** Kenpachi Zaraki can slice a building in half with a flick of his sword arm.



* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** 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.



** In the original novels, he vaporizes [[spoiler: Gaav]] with just a ''smile''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''

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** In the original novels, he vaporizes [[spoiler: Gaav]] [[spoiler:Gaav]] with just a ''smile''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''''Manga/OnePiece'':



-->'''Tsukune:''' (''eyes closed'') What's this...? I closed my eyes and sense some kind of glow in front of me. I can ''feel'' it...! And... It's coming ''closer!'' What could it... (''opens eyes; Inner Moka is standing in front of him, fingers poised'') [[OhCrap ...be...]]\\

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-->'''Tsukune:''' (''eyes closed'') What's "What's this...? I closed my eyes and sense some kind of glow in front of me. I can ''feel'' it...! And... It's coming ''closer!'' What could it... " (''opens eyes; Inner Moka is standing in front of him, fingers poised'') [[OhCrap ..."[[OhCrap ...be...]]\\]]"\\



'''Tsukune:''' (''colliding with the white background on the other end of the panel'') [[{{Angrish}} Urrrrgh!]]

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'''Tsukune:''' (''colliding with the white background on the other end of the panel'') [[{{Angrish}} Urrrrgh!]]"[[{{Angrish}} Urrrrgh!]]"


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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.
12th May '16 4:07:08 AM MajinAkuma
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12th May '16 4:07:06 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':



* Very many examples in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** There's Mercenary Tao killing the one-time [[TheDragon Dragon]] of the Red Ribbon Army with only his tongue (don't ask).

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* Very many examples in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
''Manga/DragonBall''.
** There's Mercenary Tao Pai Pai killing the one-time [[TheDragon Dragon]] of the Red Ribbon Army with only his tongue (don't ask).



** Also, Future Trunks killing Frieza with his sword in about ten seconds, doing what Goku had spent about [[ArcFatigue fifty episodes]] trying to do, with zero effort.
** And then there's Frieza forming and unleashing an all-encompassing supernova that destroys Goku's father, Planet Vegeta, all Saiyans minus four (eight, if the ''Dragon Ball'' movies and specials are counted), and a good horde of his own soldiers…all the while sitting and laughing in his hover-chair, using only his index finger.
** In fact, Frieza, specially in his comparatively overwhelmingly strong first and final forms, does most of his business this way. The most striking one is when he points at Gohan, Vegeta kicks Gohan out of where he was standing, and next thing seen, is that the mountain that stood a long way behind Gohan had been replaced with a mushroom cloud. Then there's his signature Death Beam, a thin, needle-sharp laser fired from his index finger that can cut a nice neat hole straight through people, specifically Vegeta and Piccolo.

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** Also, Future Trunks killing Frieza Freeza with his sword in about ten seconds, doing what Goku had spent about [[ArcFatigue fifty twenty episodes]] trying to do, with zero effort.
** And then there's Frieza Freeza forming and unleashing an all-encompassing supernova that destroys Goku's father, Planet Vegeta, all Saiyans minus four (eight, if the ''Dragon Ball'' movies and specials are counted), and a good horde of his own soldiers…all the while sitting and laughing in his hover-chair, using only his index finger.
** In fact, Frieza, Freeza, specially in his comparatively overwhelmingly strong first and final forms, does most of his business this way. The most striking one is when he points at Gohan, Vegeta kicks Gohan out of where he was standing, and next thing seen, is that the mountain that stood a long way behind Gohan had been replaced with a mushroom cloud. Then there's his signature Death Beam, a thin, needle-sharp laser fired from his index finger that can cut a nice neat hole straight through people, specifically Vegeta and Piccolo.



** When [[spoiler: Sensui's "true" personality, Shinobu,]] arrives, the first thing he does is shake Yusuke's hand... which '''snaps''' his arm in two.

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** When [[spoiler: Sensui's [[spoiler:Sensui's "true" personality, Shinobu,]] arrives, the first thing he does is shake Yusuke's hand... which '''snaps''' his arm in two.
7th May '16 8:39:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': What ''couldn't'' Fonzie do with a snap of his fingers?

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': What ''couldn't'' Fonzie do with a snap of his fingers?
3rd May '16 3:06:44 PM BattleMaster
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* [[TheBigGuy Montana's]] melee attack in ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}]] is to flick the enemy with his finger.
28th Apr '16 11:49:32 PM TARINunit9
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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''. [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample This was, however,]] more an example of ThrowingTheFight.

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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''. [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample This was, however,]] more an example of ThrowingTheFight.
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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