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16th Aug '16 7:39:20 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] demonstrates the power of a single finger to SuperSoldier Taura, by having her use just one finger to turn up the temperature settings on Baron Ryoval's genetic sample storage freezers, from deep freeze, to the "sterilize for cleaning" setting.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' short story "Labyrinth", Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan demonstrates the power of a single finger to SuperSoldier Taura, by having her use just one finger to turn up the temperature settings on Baron Ryoval's genetic sample storage freezers, from deep freeze, to the "sterilize for cleaning" setting.
13th Aug '16 5:17:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'', simply being tapped by a vehicle at any speed caused instant death.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'', original ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', simply being tapped by a vehicle at any speed caused instant death.death. This was mostly removed in subsequent ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' games, though there are sometimes complaints about this happening only to ''teammates'' due to funky collision detection.
5th Aug '16 5:59:38 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Never ask Franchise/{{Superman}} to flick your nose.]]
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4th Aug '16 1:07:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', Lugnut's [[FunWithAcronyms P.O.K.E.]] [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] InNameOnly, as it stands for [[MegatonPunch Punch Of Kill Everything]].
* CelebrityDeathmatch had 'The Man Who Puts Pinkies Through Skulls' who did just that

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* In ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Lugnut's [[FunWithAcronyms P.O.K.E.]] [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] InNameOnly, as it stands for [[MegatonPunch Punch Of Kill Everything]].
* CelebrityDeathmatch ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' had 'The Man Who Puts Pinkies Through Skulls' who did just that
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.
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