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9th Feb '17 6:32:27 AM nighttrainfm
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** [[spoiler:Beerus from the film ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', sends Super Saiyan 3 Goku flying by flicking him in the forehead, and later knocks out Vegeta with a TapOnTheHead.]]
** [[spoiler:The first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has Beerus literally destroying half a planet by poking a table.]]

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** [[spoiler:Beerus Beerus from the film ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', sends Super Saiyan 3 Goku flying by flicking him in the forehead, and later knocks out Vegeta with a TapOnTheHead.]]
TapOnTheHead.
** [[spoiler:The The first episode of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' has Beerus literally destroying [[spoiler: half a planet planet]] by poking a table.]]table.
** Later in ''Super'', some entirely-normal bandits make the mistake of [[MuggingTheMonster trying to rob Goku.]] The last one standing gets knocked out with a finger flick that still catapults him into a boulder.
3rd Feb '17 10:26:33 PM Jaguar1983
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* During the 2016 ''Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}eloaded'' tour, World Champion Adam Cole announced that either [[Wrestling/TheYoungBucks Nick or Matt Jackson]] would become number one contender by winning the Honor Rumble in Lockport, NY, after which he would defend the belt in his home state of Florida, promising success via finger poke of doom.

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* During the Wrestling/RingOfHonor's 2016 ''Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}eloaded'' ''Reloaded'' tour, World Champion Adam Cole announced that either [[Wrestling/TheYoungBucks Nick or Matt Jackson]] would become number one contender by winning the Honor Rumble in Lockport, NY, after which he would defend the belt in his home state of Florida, promising success via finger poke of doom.
2nd Feb '17 3:07:01 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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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 gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it was for a tertiary title instead of a world title, it didn't make 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.

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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 gets a pass for a few reasons: they had something that somewhat ''resembled'' a match, it was for a tertiary title instead of a world title, it didn't make 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. The result was ''screamingly'' hilarious.
17th Jan '17 12:48:51 AM FordPrefect
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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Falling Touch, a gift available to even low-level PCs.

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Falling Touch, a gift available to even low-level PCs.[=PCs=].
17th Jan '17 12:43:47 AM FordPrefect
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--> '''Adrian Geiger:''' Don't think you can. ''Know'' you can.

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--> '''Adrian Geiger:''' [[ShoutOut Don't think you can. ''Know'' can.]] ''[[Film/TheMatrix Know]]'' [[Film/TheMatrix you can.can]].
17th Jan '17 12:41:21 AM FordPrefect
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** Magneto often does that kind of things during the course of the first three movies. Most notably when at one point he send police cars flying around by essentialy raising his hand.

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** Magneto often does that this kind of things thing during the course of the first three movies. Most notably when at one point he send sends police cars flying around by essentialy essentially raising his hand.
24th Dec '16 2:16:31 PM universalperson
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* 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's been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three and then Nash gets up and hugs Hogan with their buddies. 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. Finger Pokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.

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* 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's been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three and then Nash gets up and hugs Hogan with their buddies. 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. Finger Pokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.
24th Dec '16 2:14:58 PM universalperson
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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 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 WCW World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/KevinNash on the January 4, 1999 episode of ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. Despite very obviously ThrowingTheFight, ThrowingTheFight (to the point where he hugged Hogan immediately afterward), 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]]).
24th Dec '16 2:13:59 PM universalperson
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* 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'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. Finger Pokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.

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* 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's been hit by a shotgun blast, and Hogan covers him for three. three and then Nash gets up and hugs Hogan with their buddies. 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. Finger Pokes of Doom (or "laying down for the win") have since had strong negative connotations in ProfessionalWrestling.
19th Dec '16 3:36:54 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', a crook tries to kill Superman with Kryptonite. After laughing at him, Superman pokes his forehead and knocks him out.
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