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9th Mar '17 8:44:41 AM Iampureevil
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Wondering how villainous a character is? Sometimes you have to wait for them to [[KickTheDog kick some canines]], but sometimes [[ObviouslyEvil you can tell right off the bat]] when they stamp themselves with a logo that displays their contempt for humanity by either depicting the Earth (or any other beloved symbol of the free world) being [[SublimeRhyme squeezed, seized, nabbed, grabbed]] or suffering any other kind of torment. Sometimes, the end up doing this literally (usually with a globe). If the latter, you can sometimes expect them to play with the planet/globe as if it were a toy in order to hint that the villainous character is a PsychopathicManchild.

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Wondering how villainous a character is? Sometimes you have to wait for them to [[KickTheDog kick some canines]], but sometimes [[ObviouslyEvil you can tell right off the bat]] when they stamp themselves with a logo that displays their contempt for humanity by either depicting the Earth (or any other beloved symbol of the free world) being [[SublimeRhyme squeezed, seized, nabbed, grabbed]] or suffering any other kind of torment. Sometimes, the they end up doing this literally (usually with a globe). If the latter, you can sometimes expect them to play with the planet/globe as if it were a toy in order to hint that the villainous character is a PsychopathicManchild.
3rd Feb '17 11:13:52 PM Doug86
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* At one point in ''{WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'', Haman "Literally" has the whole world in his hand.

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* At one point in ''{WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'', Haman "Literally" ''literally'' has the whole world in his hand.
3rd Feb '17 11:13:14 PM Doug86
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* ''VideoGameStarWarsGalaxies'' has a painting, "Portrait of the Emperor" that is unlockable by attending the 2006 SWG Fan Fest. The painting in question depicts Emperor Palpatine [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as he is holding in his left hand two planets and a moon, with one of the planets, an orange one, being blasted with force lightning being discharged with his index finger.

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* ''VideoGameStarWarsGalaxies'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalaxies'' has a painting, "Portrait of the Emperor" that is unlockable by attending the 2006 SWG Fan Fest. The painting in question depicts Emperor Palpatine [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as he is holding in his left hand two planets and a moon, with one of the planets, an orange one, being blasted with force lightning being discharged with his index finger.
3rd Feb '17 11:12:42 PM Doug86
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* The cover to the ''TabletopGameMutantsAndMasterminds [[http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2526.html Handbook]]''

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* The cover to the ''TabletopGameMutantsAndMasterminds ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds [[http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2526.html Handbook]]''
3rd Feb '17 11:10:43 PM Doug86
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* Inverted in Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica. [[spoiler: The DVD case for the third disc shows Madokami with one hand on either side of the globle. In this case, it represents that a divine HopeBringer is watching over the people below.]]

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* Inverted in Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica.''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: The DVD case for the third disc shows Madokami with one hand on either side of the globle. In this case, it represents that a divine HopeBringer is watching over the people below.]]



* Multicorp from "ComicBook/BruteForce". As [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] put it [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2010/08/others-1-and-brute-force-1.html "they're either giving the world a hug or saying we've got the world, don't screw with us!"]]

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* Multicorp from "ComicBook/BruteForce".''ComicBook/BruteForce''. As [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] put it [[http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.com/2010/08/others-1-and-brute-force-1.html "they're either giving the world a hug or saying we've got the world, don't screw with us!"]]



* The cover of [[http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/supervillains.htm ''Supervillains and Philosophy.'']]
* The {{Micromegas}} implies there are creatures in the universe capable of doing that literally.

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* The cover of [[http://www.''[[http://www.opencourtbooks.com/books_n/supervillains.htm ''Supervillains Supervillains and Philosophy.'']]
Philosophy]]''.
* The {{Micromegas}} Literature/{{Micromegas}} implies there are creatures in the universe capable of doing that literally.



* The Forrester Family Crest in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' depicts a hand squeezing the Earth

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* The Forrester Family Crest in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' depicts a hand squeezing the EarthEarth.



* On ''FallingSkies'', when Jimmy is being attacked by the Skitter in the school, he throws a globe at the Skitter's head. The Skitter catches it, [[http://falling-skies.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Skitter-Globe.jpg in a semblance of this trope]], examines it momentarily... then crushes it and tosses it aside.

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* On ''FallingSkies'', ''Series/FallingSkies'', when Jimmy is being attacked by the Skitter in the school, he throws a globe at the Skitter's head. The Skitter catches it, [[http://falling-skies.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Skitter-Globe.jpg in a semblance of this trope]], examines it momentarily... then crushes it and tosses it aside.



* The [[http://www.robbierocks.ch/LP%20Cov%20SM/1970/34.a%20question%20of%20balance.jpg cover]] of The Moody Blues' album "A Question of Balance" uses an unusual "hand through Earth" variant combined with DesignStudentsOrgasm.

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* The [[http://www.robbierocks.ch/LP%20Cov%20SM/1970/34.a%20question%20of%20balance.jpg cover]] of The Moody Blues' Music/TheMoodyBlues' album "A Question of Balance" uses an unusual "hand through Earth" variant combined with DesignStudentsOrgasm.






* The cover to the MutantsAndMasterminds [[http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2526.html Handbook]]
* [[GeneralFailure Abaddon the Despoiler]] does this in some ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer40k]]'' art.

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* The cover to the MutantsAndMasterminds ''TabletopGameMutantsAndMasterminds [[http://www.greenronin.com/store/product/grr2526.html Handbook]]
Handbook]]''
* [[GeneralFailure Abaddon the Despoiler]] does this in some ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Warhammer40k]]'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' art.



* The best example of this ever is in WildArms, specifically, the 3rd game; the BigBad has an attack called "Nightmare" wherein [[spoiler: she]] is shown as this gigantic being that can literally palm the planet in one hand. Does this attack do massive damage? Cause all status effects? Lower your MP? No. It causes you to ''fall asleep''. Which you are probably immune to at this point in the game. Wonderful!
* A hand grabbing the Earth is shown in VideoGame/DeusEx as the symbol of Majestic Twelve. It features prominently in the introduction cinematic. In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', a statue of this symbol is displayed in the [[spoiler: basement of the Picus building]], with one employee email saying that it looks like "something out of a Bond movie."

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* The best example of this ever is in WildArms, ''Franchise/WildArms'', specifically, the 3rd game; the BigBad has an attack called "Nightmare" wherein [[spoiler: she]] is shown as this gigantic being that can literally palm the planet in one hand. Does this attack do massive damage? Cause all status effects? Lower your MP? No. It causes you to ''fall asleep''. Which you are probably immune to at this point in the game. Wonderful!
* A hand grabbing the Earth is shown in VideoGame/DeusEx ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' as the symbol of Majestic Twelve. It features prominently in the introduction cinematic. In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', a statue of this symbol is displayed in the [[spoiler: basement of the Picus building]], with one employee email saying that it looks like "something out of a Bond movie."



* In VideoGame/LastAlert, the evil syndicate ruling over the world has an insignia of this sort.

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* In VideoGame/LastAlert, ''VideoGame/LastAlert'', the evil syndicate ruling over the world has an insignia of this sort.



* Andross does this on the Game Over screen in ''StarFox''.
* StarWarsGalaxies has a painting, "Portrait of the Emperor" that is unlockable by attending the 2006 SWG Fan Fest. The painting in question depicts Emperor Palpatine [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as he is holding in his left hand two planets and a moon, with one of the planets, an orange one, being blasted with force lightning being discharged with his index finger.

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* Andross does this on the Game Over screen in ''StarFox''.
''VideoGame/StarFox''.
* StarWarsGalaxies ''VideoGameStarWarsGalaxies'' has a painting, "Portrait of the Emperor" that is unlockable by attending the 2006 SWG Fan Fest. The painting in question depicts Emperor Palpatine [[SlasherSmile smiling evilly]] as he is holding in his left hand two planets and a moon, with one of the planets, an orange one, being blasted with force lightning being discharged with his index finger.



* A literal and heroic example appears in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler: Jade made a bargain with her denizen in which her side of the bargain was helping all the denizens escape the Scratch. She achieves this is the End of Act 5, where she uses her newfound Witch of Space powers to shrink all of the lands and the battlefield. While she doesn't physically hold them, she does have them floating around her.]]

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* A literal and heroic example appears in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler: Jade made a bargain with her denizen in which her side of the bargain was helping all the denizens escape the Scratch. She achieves this is the End of Act 5, where she uses her newfound Witch of Space powers to shrink all of the lands and the battlefield. While she doesn't physically hold them, she does have them floating around her.]]



* Taken literally in one of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' shorts. An alien being named Colossus is a giant who looks like a Viking -- a Viking who's taller than the planet Jupiter. He picks up the Earth between thumb and forefinger, and puts it in a bottle as a souvenir. (Apache Chief has to defeat Colossus by saying "Inekchok" over and over until he grows to be the same size, then wrestling with him. While thus distracted, Superman lifts the Earth out of the bottle and puts it back in its proper orbit.)
* At one point in ''{{ScoobyDooInArabianNights/Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights}}'', Haman "Literally" has the whole world in his hand.

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* Taken literally in one of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' shorts. An alien being named Colossus is a giant who looks like a Viking -- a Viking who's taller than the planet Jupiter. He picks up the Earth between thumb and forefinger, and puts it in a bottle as a souvenir. (Apache Chief has to defeat Colossus by saying "Inekchok" over and over until he grows to be the same size, then wrestling with him. While thus distracted, Superman lifts the Earth out of the bottle and puts it back in its proper orbit.)
* At one point in ''{{ScoobyDooInArabianNights/Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights}}'', ''{WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooInArabianNights'', Haman "Literally" has the whole world in his hand.
23rd Jan '17 1:05:18 PM Willbyr
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The TropeNamer is a spiritual children's song called ''He's Got the Whole World in His Hands'', referring to {{God}}. As such this trope may be used as a subtrope of RuleOfSymbolism. What better way to show that [[GodTest you ARE God]] than to instantly grow to ginormous size and just grab the Earth like a marble out of a bag?

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The TropeNamer is a spiritual children's song called ''He's "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands'', Hands", referring to {{God}}. As such this trope may be used as a subtrope of RuleOfSymbolism. What better way to show that [[GodTest you ARE God]] than to instantly grow to ginormous size and just grab the Earth like a marble out of a bag?



* At one point in the Frieza Saga of Manga/{{Dragonball}}, when Vegeta's life flashes before his eyes while dying from Frieza's blast, one of the images has Frieza "holding" Planet Vegeta as if it were a beach ball while cackling.

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* At one point in the Frieza Saga of Manga/{{Dragonball}}, ''Manga/DragonBall'', when Vegeta's life flashes before his eyes while dying from Frieza's blast, one of the images has Frieza "holding" Planet Vegeta as if it were a beach ball while cackling.



* In ''TokimekiMemorial 2 Music Video Clips: Circus de Aimashou'', [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Mei]] [[TakeOverTheWorld Ijuin]] does the "world floating in front of her outstretched arms" variant in a sequence of her Music Video Clip.

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* In ''TokimekiMemorial ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 2 Music Video Clips: Circus de Aimashou'', [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Mei]] [[TakeOverTheWorld Ijuin]] does the "world floating in front of her outstretched arms" variant in a sequence of her Music Video Clip.
30th Nov '16 3:29:47 PM Caswin
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': When the League ends up in a dictatorial Earth in "The Savage Time", one of the things that's immediately different -- besides big posters about the LEADER and stormtroopers asking for papers -- is how the Daily Planet newspaper headquarters has gone from having a rotating globe at the top to a big hand ''holding'' the globe.
24th Nov '16 12:00:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''AustinPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' plays with this trope when Dr. Evil picks up a giant globe and starts dribbling it like a basketball. Given the fact that he was on ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' at the time he did it, it's likely that he did this [[RefugeInAudacity mostly to be crass]], especially when his words right before dribbling it is shouting "The World is Mine! The World is Mine, you [bleep]!"

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* ''AustinPowers: The Spy Who Shagged Me'' ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'' plays with this trope when Dr. Evil picks up a giant globe and starts dribbling it like a basketball. Given the fact that he was on ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow'' at the time he did it, it's likely that he did this [[RefugeInAudacity mostly to be crass]], especially when his words right before dribbling it is shouting "The World is Mine! The World is Mine, you [bleep]!"
6th Oct '16 4:46:05 PM zookx1
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* At one point in ''{{ScoobyDooInArabianNights/Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights}}'', Haman "Literally" has the whole world in his hand.
10th Jul '16 5:13:49 AM RazorSmile
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* In ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', Kaizen Gamorra attempts to carve the mark of Clan Gamorra (a circle with three knots) into the earth itself by destroying Moscow, London and Los Angeles.
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