History Main / FinishingMove

30th Nov '16 12:15:38 PM CornwindEvilman
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** Wrestling/AJStyles' Styles Clash.

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** Wrestling/AJStyles' Styles Clash. This was especially stressed in his 2014-2016 runs in Japan, where the move was presented as absolute doom: if AJ hit it, the opponent would not kick out. EVER.


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*** Notably, the Burning Hammer was presented as Kobashi's DangerousForbiddenTechnique. Throughout a 25 year career with hundreds, if not thousands of matches, Kobashi used the Burning Hammer a grand total of seven times. This meant 1) If he used it, you were an incredibly skilled opponent, and 2) When/If it hit, the match was over, done, no exceptions, you lose.
18th Nov '16 5:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ReBoot, a game parodying MortalKombat gives the User a finishing move. He grabs the opponents head and rips it off the neck and/or crushes the head. (It's offscreen, so it's hard to tell which one.)

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* In ReBoot, ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'', a game parodying MortalKombat gives the User a finishing move. He grabs the opponents head and rips it off the neck and/or crushes the head. (It's offscreen, so it's hard to tell which one.)
18th Nov '16 5:24:45 AM Morgenthaler
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A CoupDeGrace may be used as one, as might KickThemWhileTheyAreDown. See also CoupDeGraceCutscene. If the effect tends to be delayed then it is YouAreAlreadyDead. If the move is countered, {{No Sell}}ed or otherwise fails to finish off an enemy, especially if it's to show off how {{Badass}} the newest villain is, then you've got a case of TheWorfBarrage.

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A CoupDeGrace may be used as one, as might KickThemWhileTheyAreDown. See also CoupDeGraceCutscene. If the effect tends to be delayed then it is YouAreAlreadyDead. If the move is countered, {{No Sell}}ed or otherwise fails to finish off an enemy, especially if it's to show off how {{Badass}} badass the newest villain is, then you've got a case of TheWorfBarrage.



** In the anime, Ash's [[{{Badass}} Charizard]] ''always'' performs a ''literally'' over-the-top Seismic Toss to finish off his opponents, first flying high into the sky, and, as soon as he builds momentum (by ''circling the Earth''), tosses the opponent brutally back to the ground.

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** In the anime, Ash's [[{{Badass}} Charizard]] Charizard ''always'' performs a ''literally'' over-the-top Seismic Toss to finish off his opponents, first flying high into the sky, and, as soon as he builds momentum (by ''circling the Earth''), tosses the opponent brutally back to the ground.



* Although it is never suggested that it could backfire and harm the heroes, or is even unreliable at all, the Wuxi Finger Hold from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' otherwise falls squarely into this trope. Not only is it actually used to [[spoiler: end the climactic encounter between the ChosenOne and the BigBad]], [[TheUnreveal we are never shown exactly what it does]] -- everyone is simply afraid of it, even [[{{Badass}} Tai Lung]], and its mysterious properties are even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Shifu says to Po, "You know what this does?" and the panda replies fearfully and with a fervent nod in the affirmative... but of course, the ''audience'' still doesn't know. The only moment we see it used [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome happens off-screen]] -- whether this is an example of the movie makers attempting to not show FamilyUnfriendlyViolence or leaving it, for once, up to the audience's imagination (perhaps because [[TakeOurWordForIt it could never live up to the hype]]?) is up for interpretation.

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* Although it is never suggested that it could backfire and harm the heroes, or is even unreliable at all, the Wuxi Finger Hold from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' otherwise falls squarely into this trope. Not only is it actually used to [[spoiler: end the climactic encounter between the ChosenOne and the BigBad]], [[TheUnreveal we are never shown exactly what it does]] -- everyone is simply afraid of it, even [[{{Badass}} Tai Lung]], Lung, and its mysterious properties are even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Shifu says to Po, "You know what this does?" and the panda replies fearfully and with a fervent nod in the affirmative... but of course, the ''audience'' still doesn't know. The only moment we see it used [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome happens off-screen]] -- whether this is an example of the movie makers attempting to not show FamilyUnfriendlyViolence or leaving it, for once, up to the audience's imagination (perhaps because [[TakeOurWordForIt it could never live up to the hype]]?) is up for interpretation.
3rd Oct '16 1:36:16 PM StFan
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** In early shows, fancy hissatsu moves for the robos were necessary (but got less fancy as the years went by). Just look at [[DenshiSentaiDenziman DaiDenzin's]] (DENSHI MANGETSU GIRI/Electric Full Moon Cut) or [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive GoggleRobo's]] (DENSHI GINGA GIRI/Electron Galaxy Cut) for good examples!

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** In early shows, fancy hissatsu moves for the robos were necessary (but got less fancy as the years went by). Just look at [[DenshiSentaiDenziman [[Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman DaiDenzin's]] (DENSHI MANGETSU GIRI/Electric Full Moon Cut) or [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive GoggleRobo's]] (DENSHI GINGA GIRI/Electron Galaxy Cut) for good examples!
3rd Oct '16 1:03:23 PM StFan
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** In early shows, fancy hissatsu moves for the robos were necessary (but got less fancy as the years went by). Just look at [[DenshiSentaiDenziman DaiDenzin's]] (DENSHI MANGETSU GIRI/Electric Full Moon Cut) or [[DaiSentaiGoggleFive GoggleRobo's]] (DENSHI GINGA GIRI/Electron Galaxy Cut) for good examples!

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** In early shows, fancy hissatsu moves for the robos were necessary (but got less fancy as the years went by). Just look at [[DenshiSentaiDenziman DaiDenzin's]] (DENSHI MANGETSU GIRI/Electric Full Moon Cut) or [[DaiSentaiGoggleFive [[Series/DaiSentaiGoggleFive GoggleRobo's]] (DENSHI GINGA GIRI/Electron Galaxy Cut) for good examples!
1st Oct '16 9:02:55 AM robertpercy
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** Wrestling/TitoSantana's flying forearm (nicknamed lovingly by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan as the Flying Jalapeno) was later used as a finishing move by Lex Luger, and today is no longer even considered a finishing move.

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** Wrestling/TitoSantana's flying forearm (nicknamed lovingly by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan as the Flying Jalapeno) was later used as a finishing move by Lex Luger, and today is no longer even considered a finishing move.Luger.


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*** Since signing with the WWE, AJ Styles started using a flying forearm as an alternative finisher or as a part of his finishing sequence, called the "Phenomenal Forearm".
30th Jul '16 10:05:42 AM gophergiggles
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* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' for ''{{Wii}}'' uses Little Mac's Star Punch as one during both battles with Mr. Sandman. When you have him down to low health before K.O.ing him, the game gives you a free star just so you can finish him off with style.
23rd Jul '16 10:49:13 PM SutairuMasuta
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** Wrestling/AJStyles' Styles Clash.
9th Jul '16 3:35:39 PM DaNuke
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* In ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} Dota 2]]'', Axe's ultimate ability, Culling Blade, is an axe strike that usually does rather weak damage. However, if used on an opponent with low health, the victim is instantly crushed instead, killing them even if they're affected by a death-preventing spell such as Shallow Grave or False Promise. This is accompanied by a satisfying "THUNK!" sound and the opponent [[LudicrousGibs exploding in a shower of blood]]. Additionally, if Culling Blade is used in that manner, it does not go on cooldown and you gain a speed boost, potentially allowing you to dunk several enemies in succession.
** ''LeagueOfLegends'' followed suit with Garen's ultimate Demacian Justice, which deals up to 40% of the targets missing health as damage plus a baseline damage -- if you use it on someone who has full health it will do pretty weak damage, but if you use it on someone with low health, your victim is instantly crushed. Other similar abilities include Cho'Gath's "Feast", which deals a great deal of true damage and makes him grow in size and increases his maximum health if the enemy is killed by it, and Darius's "Noxian Guillotine", which deals additional damage based on bleed stacks added by his other abilities and can be repeated each time the target gets killed by it.

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* In ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} Dota 2]]'', Axe's ultimate ability, Culling Blade, is an axe strike that usually does rather weak damage. However, if used on an opponent with low less than 250-500 health, the victim is instantly crushed instead, crushed, killing them even if they're affected by a death-preventing spell such as Dazzle's Shallow Grave or Oracle's False Promise. This is accompanied by a satisfying "THUNK!" sound and the opponent [[LudicrousGibs exploding in a shower of blood]]. Additionally, if Culling Blade is used in that manner, it does not go on cooldown and you gain a speed boost, potentially allowing you to dunk several enemies in succession.
** ''LeagueOfLegends'' followed suit with Garen's ultimate Demacian Justice, which deals a baseline damage plus up to 40% of the targets missing health as damage plus a baseline damage -- if damage. If you use it on someone who has full health it will do pretty weak damage, but if you use it on someone with low health, your victim is instantly crushed.crushed -- but unlike Axe's ult, the victim won't die if affected by death-preventing spells like Kayle's Intervention or Tryndamere's Undying Rage. Other similar abilities include Cho'Gath's "Feast", which deals a great deal of true damage and makes him grow in size and increases his maximum health if the enemy is killed by it, and Darius's "Noxian Guillotine", which deals additional damage based on bleed stacks added by his other abilities and can be repeated each time the target gets killed by it.
28th Jun '16 2:44:24 PM StFan
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* There are plenty of these in ''{{Achaea}}'', with the available choices depending on the character class. One of the more graphic ones is called 'Cleave', and uses a broadsword to slice the helpless opponent in two. ''Vertically''.

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* There are plenty of these in ''{{Achaea}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Achaea}}'', with the available choices depending on the character class. One of the more graphic ones is called 'Cleave', and uses a broadsword to slice the helpless opponent in two. ''Vertically''.
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