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25th Oct '17 10:32:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has this as one of Doomfist's special moves, with the added bonus of drawing opponents closer so he can finish them off with his ShortRangeShotgun.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has this as one of Doomfist's special moves, [[TheRightHandOfDoom Doomfist]]'s "Seismic Slam" ability, with the added bonus of drawing opponents closer so he can finish them off with his ShortRangeShotgun.ShortRangeShotgun. His ultimate, "Meteor Strike", is a much stronger version of his.
12th Oct '17 2:54:02 AM jormis29
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* ''Astal'': One of Astal's attacks is to punch the ground.

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* ''Astal'': ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}'': One of Astal's attacks is to punch the ground.
6th Jul '17 12:54:57 PM Kafkesque
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has this as one of Doomfist's special moves, with the added bonus of drawing opponents closer so he can finish them off with his ShortRangeShotgun.
6th May '17 7:55:34 PM nombretomado
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* Crasher, one of the main Renegades from ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'', frequently used this attack. She'd stomp the ground and send a bolt of energy at her Guardian opponents. The same goes for her GoodTwin in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' and her other alternate universe counterpart Fracture in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.

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* Crasher, one of the main Renegades from ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots'', frequently used this attack. She'd stomp the ground and send a bolt of energy at her Guardian opponents. The same goes for her GoodTwin in ''ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass'' and her other alternate universe counterpart Fracture in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''.
5th May '17 2:42:51 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Sanosuke performs a variant in the Kyoto arc; instead of punching the ground, he punches the water (since he's on the ocean), making a massive column which allows him to defend against gunfire from a Gatling gun.

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Sanosuke performs a variant in the Kyoto arc; instead of punching the ground, he punches the water (since he's on the ocean), making a massive column which allows him to defend against gunfire from a Gatling gun.



* Kazuma in ''Anime/{{sCRYed}}'s'' only power for most of the series is an [[PowerFist armored right arm.]] He often uses this to move farther than he can jump by punching the ground, or break a landing by punching the ground.

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* Kazuma in ''Anime/{{sCRYed}}'s'' ''Anime/{{Scryed}}'': Kazuma's only power for most of the series is an [[PowerFist armored right arm.]] He often uses this to move farther than he can jump by punching the ground, or break a landing by punching the ground.



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* Possibly the UrExample of this trope in fighting games could Jax's Ground Pound move (not related to GroundPound trope), introduced in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mortalkombat2}} Mortal Kombat II]]'' and being a part of his moveset in every game onwards. The only way to avoid this attack is to be in air when it connects.

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* Possibly the UrExample of this trope in fighting games could Jax's Ground Pound move (not related to GroundPound trope), introduced in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mortalkombat2}} Mortal Kombat II]]'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat2'' and being a part of his moveset in every game onwards. The only way to avoid this attack is to be in air when it connects.



* Sailor Jupiter in the ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' video game for the SegaGenesis has this as a special move, it sends all enemies around her flying.

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* Sailor Jupiter in the ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' video game for the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis has this as a special move, it sends all enemies around her flying.flying.
* In ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness'', the bigger Shadow Spectres can punch the ground hard enough to cause a tremor, making Andy falls from a ladder or dislodging stones below a ledge.



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* Lugnut from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' often uses his [[PowerFist Punch Of Kill Everything]] in this manner, leaving enormous craters and devastating any Autobots (and unfortunate Decepticons) who happen to be in nearby.

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* Lugnut from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' often uses his [[PowerFist Punch Of of Kill Everything]] in this manner, leaving enormous craters and devastating any Autobots (and unfortunate Decepticons) who happen to be in nearby.



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2nd May '17 12:47:00 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, [[Franchise/DonkeyKong Donkey Kong's]] Ground Slap special does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to launch nearby foes into the air.

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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, [[Franchise/DonkeyKong Donkey Kong's]] Ground Hand Slap special does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to launch nearby foes into the air.air. Custom moves in ''[=SSB4=]'' can change the attack so it either paralyses those hit, or produces [[PlayingWithFire pillars of fire]].
9th Apr '17 5:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* The OpeningNarration at the very beginning of ''SaintSeiya'' describes Athena's Saints as being able to punch holes in the earth.

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* The OpeningNarration at the very beginning of ''SaintSeiya'' ''Anime/SaintSeiya'' describes Athena's Saints as being able to punch holes in the earth.
29th Nov '16 9:58:02 AM Tron80
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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has done this very, very rarely - there is ONE example from the late 1970's.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has done this very, very rarely - there rarely. In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Superman is ONE example from not in the late 1970's.mood to chase a group of thugs, so [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/superman_309_04.jpg he violently punches the ground, bringing them all down]].
24th Nov '16 6:57:37 PM Snipertoaster
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* This seems to be one of [[SuperStrength The Commander's]] signature moves in ''Film/SkyHigh2005''. His son Will duplicates it to trip up a super speedy opponent in gym class.

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* This seems to be one of [[SuperStrength The Commander's]] signature moves in ''Film/SkyHigh2005''. His son Will duplicates it to trip up a super speedy opponent in gym class.class [[spoiler: and later to trip up Royal Pain in his fight with her at the school dance]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}'': One of Astal's attacks is to punch the ground.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Astal}}'': ''Astal'': One of Astal's attacks is to punch the ground.
13th Oct '16 10:53:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* This seems to be one of [[SuperStrength The Commander's]] signature moves in ''Film/SkyHigh''. His son Will duplicates it to trip up a super speedy opponent in gym class.

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* This seems to be one of [[SuperStrength The Commander's]] signature moves in ''Film/SkyHigh''.''Film/SkyHigh2005''. His son Will duplicates it to trip up a super speedy opponent in gym class.
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