History Main / KnuckleCracking

13th Mar '17 3:41:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** An old standard of Kung Fu movies is to have a group from a rival school (often Japanese) come in and start disrespecting the Hero's school and his recently deceased master, maybe making a pass at his girlfriend. ''Fist of Fury'', which uses the Chin Woo school as a basis, has a scene where this occurs and we get Lee standing there, taking the insults but with a knuckle crack to show how angry he is getting and to step up the tension.

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** An old standard of Kung Fu movies is to have a group from a rival school (often Japanese) come in and start disrespecting the Hero's school and his recently deceased master, maybe making a pass at his girlfriend. ''Fist of Fury'', ''Film/FistOfFury'', which uses the Chin Woo school as a basis, has a scene where this occurs and we get Lee standing there, taking the insults but with a knuckle crack to show how angry he is getting and to step up the tension.
11th Feb '17 11:24:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BreathOfFireIII'', Bunyan cracks his knuckles after catching your team robbing his house red-handed.

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* In ''BreathOfFireIII'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', Bunyan cracks his knuckles after catching your team robbing his house red-handed.



* A deleted scene from ''Spider-Man: The Movie: The Game'' has Shocker doing this. With no sound, oddly.
* The character select screen in ''WarhammerOnline'' has the Chaos Chosen flex his fingers and clench his fist in a soundless example of the trope, but the Orc Choppa simply grabs his own head and noisily cracks his neck.

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* A deleted scene from ''Spider-Man: The Movie: ''VideoGame/SpiderManTheMovie: The Game'' has Shocker doing this. With no sound, oddly.
* The character select screen in ''WarhammerOnline'' ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'' has the Chaos Chosen flex his fingers and clench his fist in a soundless example of the trope, but the Orc Choppa simply grabs his own head and noisily cracks his neck.
15th Nov '16 6:07:55 PM nombretomado
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* Rock Callahan, KickButtowski's favorite action hero, has a habit of cracking his neck while delivering his {{One Liner}}s.

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* Rock Callahan, KickButtowski's WesternAnimation/KickButtowski's favorite action hero, has a habit of cracking his neck while delivering his {{One Liner}}s.
15th Nov '16 12:20:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shepard invokes this trope in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' a lot, usually as warm up in order to extract information from a hesitant informant. Unsurprisingly, if you understand anything about [[{{Badass}} Shepard]], it works. One volus was savvy enough that all s\he had to do was crack knuckles to comply.

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* Shepard invokes this trope in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' a lot, usually as warm up in order to extract information from a hesitant informant. Unsurprisingly, if you understand anything about [[{{Badass}} Shepard]], Shepard, it works. One volus was savvy enough that all s\he had to do was crack knuckles to comply.
17th Oct '16 12:25:06 PM kawaiineko333
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] cracking his knuckles at Zack Snyder in their crossover review for Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice.
11th Sep '16 3:02:50 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Arc-Gurren Lagann cracks its neck shortly after its first transformation, and immediately before wiping out a swathe of Mugann. That's right, a ''city-sized mecha cracks its neck.''

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Arc-Gurren Lagann cracks its neck shortly after its first transformation, and immediately before wiping out a swathe of Mugann. That's right, a ''city-sized ''[[RuleOfCool city-sized mecha cracks its neck.neck]].''
9th Aug '16 7:03:01 AM MJTrooper
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Yang Jackie tends to do the neck variant before getting into a fight.
19th Jul '16 11:22:20 AM WillKeaton
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' cracked his knuckles once however they made no noise. When questioned he said his knuckles are polite.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' cracked his knuckles once once, however they made no noise. When questioned he said his knuckles are polite.
19th Jul '16 11:20:54 AM WillKeaton
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** On the flip side, an example of the "cool" variety, before his fight with Creator/ChuckNorris at the Colosseum in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', both fighters step up to each other take off their shirts and then turn around to warm up. Norris only does some knuckle cracking before starting on some karate moves but Lee goes on to crack his entire upper body and show off his muscular definition.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c]]

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** On the flip side, an example of the "cool" variety, before his fight with Creator/ChuckNorris at the Colosseum in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', both fighters step up to each other take off their shirts and then turn around to warm up. Norris only does some knuckle cracking before starting on some karate moves but Lee goes on to crack his entire upper body and show off his muscular definition.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c]]com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c muscular definition.]]
17th Jul '16 10:52:04 AM nombretomado
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** On the flip side, an example of the "cool" variety, before his fight with ChuckNorris at the Colosseum in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', both fighters step up to each other take off their shirts and then turn around to warm up. Norris only does some knuckle cracking before starting on some karate moves but Lee goes on to crack his entire upper body and show off his muscular definition.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c]]

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** On the flip side, an example of the "cool" variety, before his fight with ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris at the Colosseum in ''Film/WayOfTheDragon'', both fighters step up to each other take off their shirts and then turn around to warm up. Norris only does some knuckle cracking before starting on some karate moves but Lee goes on to crack his entire upper body and show off his muscular definition.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbIwQMBeC2c]]
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