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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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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
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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.
15th Aug '16 7:46:16 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' anyone using the armorlock ability enters this pose, becoming temporarily invincible and potentially deadly to any vehicles trying to ram them.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', anyone using the armorlock Armor Lock ability enters this pose, becoming temporarily invincible and potentially deadly to any vehicles trying to ram them.them. Also, any Spartan who uses GroundPound in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' lands in this pose.
14th Jul '16 5:53:39 AM JPO398
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* The Din's Fire spell in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' involves Link punching the ground to create a large dome of flame around himself.

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* The Din's Fire spell in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' involves Link punching the ground to create a large dome of flame around himself. Ganondorf also does this at the start of the final battle, and will do it anytime Link gets close without stunning him.
3rd Jul '16 5:59:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': Onua does this twice, once in the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' and another in ''[[TheMovie Mask of Light]]''.

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\n* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': Onua does this twice, once in the ''Mata Nui Online Game'' and another in ''[[TheMovie Mask of Light]]''.
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