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19th Jan '17 7:07:50 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} Pedro II of Brazil]] tends to do this, especially when initiating wars. Combined with his appearance, his dialogue ("YouFool. You have made a terrible mistake."), and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vlAsnvinA the ominous theme music that starts]], MemeticMutation has turned him into a Franchise/JamesBond villain.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} Pedro II of Brazil]] tends to do this, especially when initiating wars. Combined with his appearance, his dialogue ("YouFool. ("YouFool You have made a terrible mistake."), and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vlAsnvinA the ominous theme music that starts]], MemeticMutation has turned him into a Franchise/JamesBond villain.
19th Jan '17 7:07:28 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} V'', [[UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} Pedro II of Brazil]] tends to do this, especially when initiating wars. Combined with his appearance, his dialogue ("YouFool. You have made a terrible mistake."), and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vlAsnvinA the ominous theme music that starts]], MemeticMutation has turned him into a Franchise/JamesBond villain.
23rd Dec '16 4:09:19 AM HeSupplanted
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14th Nov '16 7:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* Shizune from ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' seems to like "tenting" her hands and otherwise follows the personality tropes associated with this to the letter, though as far as [[TheChessmaster chessmastery]] is concerned, all she's got to show for herself is a mean game of TabletopGame/{{RISK}}.

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* Shizune from ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' seems to like "tenting" her hands and otherwise follows the personality tropes associated with this to the letter, though as far as [[TheChessmaster chessmastery]] is concerned, all she's got to show for herself is a mean game of TabletopGame/{{RISK}}.
1st Nov '16 10:19:46 PM JakesBrain
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* Gendo Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' combines this with all the bonus points listed in the page description except the psychotic smirk. His trademark covering-the-mouth variant is often called "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-gendo-pose the Gendo pose]]". For a while adding the "Gendo Hands" to existing works were a meme. (As a bonus, using the pose repeatedly helped cut down on animation costs and nobody had to worry about matching lip flaps when dubbing into another language.)

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* Gendo Ikari of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' combines this with all ''all'' the bonus points listed in the page description except description; the psychotic smirk.PsychoticSmirk is rare, but it always means good news for him and extremely bad news for everyone else. His trademark covering-the-mouth variant is often called "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-gendo-pose the Gendo pose]]". For a while adding the "Gendo Hands" to existing works were a meme. (As a bonus, using the pose repeatedly helped cut down on animation costs and nobody had to worry about matching lip flaps when dubbing into another language.)
3rd Oct '16 12:26:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kohaku in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' clasps her hands while talking with Shiki after having sex in her own route. Since [[spoiler:she'd been trying to manipulate him to kill Akiha]], this might make sense, but it's actually a ''subversion''. [[spoiler:She wasn't lying to him, and she later tried to ''stop'' Shiki and the then-insane Akiha from killing each other]].

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* Kohaku in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tsukihime}}'' clasps her hands while talking with Shiki after having sex in her own route. Since [[spoiler:she'd been trying to manipulate him to kill Akiha]], this might make sense, but it's actually a ''subversion''. [[spoiler:She wasn't lying to him, and she later tried to ''stop'' Shiki and the then-insane Akiha from killing each other]].



* Shizune from ''KatawaShoujo'' seems to like "tenting" her hands and otherwise follows the personality tropes associated with this to the letter, though as far as [[TheChessmaster chessmastery]] is concerned, all she's got to show for herself is a mean game of {{RISK}}.

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* Shizune from ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' seems to like "tenting" her hands and otherwise follows the personality tropes associated with this to the letter, though as far as [[TheChessmaster chessmastery]] is concerned, all she's got to show for herself is a mean game of {{RISK}}.TabletopGame/{{RISK}}.
1st Sep '16 2:03:31 PM lavendermintrose
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** Schneizel does this while he's telling the 'truth' about Lelouch to the Black Knights.
** Lelouch also does this when he's giving a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[spoiler:Nunnally]] - though there's a shot of his hands trembling a little, a giveaway of just how hard it was for him.

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** Schneizel does this while he's telling the 'truth' "truth" about Lelouch to the Black Knights.
** Lelouch also does this when he's giving a ReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[spoiler:Nunnally]] - though there's a shot of his hands trembling a little, a giveaway of showing just how hard it was for him.him. The series does this a lot, showing a lot of his emotion through the tension in his hands.
* In ''[[Anime/{{K}} K: Return of Kings]]'', Munakata does this during his argument with Fushimi, before [[spoiler: Fushimi fake-defects to Jungle]]. You don't see much of his face for most of the time that he's shown - just his hands, tensing in this position, tip-to-tip (not by his face). The tension in his hands shows that he's feeling something more than he's letting on - [[spoiler: before the plan is revealed, it could be that]] he's angrier at Fushimi than he seems. [[spoiler: After the truth is revealed, and particularly after what he tells Yata outside of the bar, if you go back and watch it, you can see that he's actually ''worried'' about Fushimi]].
5th Aug '16 11:50:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1838#comic An example]] from ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1838#comic An example]] from ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.



* ''TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns's signature line "Excellent" is usually delivered in this pose (the tip-to-tip version), though he is usually tapping fingertips, not clasping.

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns's signature line "Excellent" is usually delivered in this pose (the tip-to-tip version), though he is usually tapping fingertips, not clasping.
25th Jun '16 9:03:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BaldursGate'' series, evil-aligned mage Edwin is shown clasping his hands in this fashion in his [[http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/BG/npc/Edwin.jpg character]] [[http://www.planetbaldursgate.com/bg2/encounters/npcs/edwin/edwin.jpg portraits]].

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* In the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, evil-aligned mage Edwin is shown clasping his hands in this fashion in his [[http://www.sorcerers.net/Games/BG/npc/Edwin.jpg character]] [[http://www.planetbaldursgate.com/bg2/encounters/npcs/edwin/edwin.jpg portraits]].
19th Jun '16 2:20:20 PM nombretomado
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* The comic book adaptation of TheThrawnTrilogy has Grand Admiral Thrawn doing this often. That, or [[RightHandCat cradling and stroking a creature]] that is probably intended to be a ysalamiri. Notably he doesn't do much of either in the novels, but Magnificent Bastards steeple, and Thrawn is a Magnificent Bastard, so "steepled" is the second-most common way his hands are drawn in the comic, in other official art, and in fanart. The ''most'' common way his hands are positioned is undeniably clasped behind his back, a gesture of restraint. Notably you can't clasp your hands behind your back while sitting, and steepling just looks stupid when you're standing up.

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* The comic book adaptation of TheThrawnTrilogy Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy has Grand Admiral Thrawn doing this often. That, or [[RightHandCat cradling and stroking a creature]] that is probably intended to be a ysalamiri. Notably he doesn't do much of either in the novels, but Magnificent Bastards steeple, and Thrawn is a Magnificent Bastard, so "steepled" is the second-most common way his hands are drawn in the comic, in other official art, and in fanart. The ''most'' common way his hands are positioned is undeniably clasped behind his back, a gesture of restraint. Notably you can't clasp your hands behind your back while sitting, and steepling just looks stupid when you're standing up.
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