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22nd Aug '16 3:39:38 PM caivu
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* ComicBook/MotherPanic wears attachments on her gloves that are covered in nasty-looking knobby protrusions and greatly resemble the ancient Roman cestus.



** Boxing Gloves are mainly designed to protect the hand of the puncher and not the face/body of the person getting punched. In fact, studies have shown that there are more deaths and serious injuries in Boxing than in MMA (wich uses smaller gloves) and for that matter, bare knuckle combat sports (like Kyokushin Karate) because the huge padded gloves cause the fighters to unconsciously punch harder. And allow them to punch the other guy in the head with near-impunity, whereas in a barehanded fight that's a great way to break your own fingers. And that's not even getting into the instances of boxers who have cheated by dipping their hand-wraps in plaster before putting on the gloves, meaning that there's effectively a thin layer of ''rock'' hidden by the gloves.

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** Boxing Gloves gloves are mainly designed to protect the hand of the puncher and not the face/body of the person getting punched. In fact, studies have shown that there are more deaths and serious injuries in Boxing than in MMA (wich uses smaller gloves) and for that matter, bare knuckle combat sports (like Kyokushin Karate) because the huge padded gloves cause the fighters to unconsciously punch harder. And allow them to punch the other guy in the head with near-impunity, whereas in a barehanded fight that's a great way to break your own fingers. And that's not even getting into the instances of boxers who have cheated by dipping their hand-wraps in plaster before putting on the gloves, meaning that there's effectively a thin layer of ''rock'' hidden by the gloves.
15th Jul '16 5:28:06 PM Kurogane7
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* Mantis Shrimp that are specialized towards hunting shellfish have these permanently affixed to their raptorial arms. They'll hit with the force of a .22 caliber bullet from a rifle. Those that hunt fish however, have a BladeBelowTheShoulder.
9th Jul '16 2:54:14 PM StFan
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Crossbones's fists are covered with piston-like devices that allow him to punch Captain America hard enough to send him flying.



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* The TropeNamer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', where our Crimson Fists friend in the picture above comes from, which features among its close combat weapons, massive mechanical fists a good three to five times regular size that are loaded with servo-motors that radically increase the user's strength and wreathed in an energy field that tears apart anything it touches on the atomic level. The game also features:

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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The TropeNamer is ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', TropeNamer, from where our Crimson Fists friend in the picture above comes from, which features among its close combat weapons, massive mechanical fists a good three to five times regular size that are loaded with servo-motors that radically increase the user's strength and wreathed wreathe in an energy field that tears apart anything it touches on the atomic level. The game also features:level.






* The Glutton of ''BloodlineChampions'' wear wooden spikes on their right hand, with other alternate weapons for them being even fancier weapons to cover their hand. Except for the one which is basically a hollowed-out log on their hand.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' had the "Big Frigger" Power Fist. VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} adds the Mega Power Fist which was the same except, you know, fistier. VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} returns to the original Power Fist, but also includes the Deathclaw Gauntlet, which consists of strapping the hand of the titular wasteland beastie to the end of one's arm. This doesn't sound much until you try it and realize that ''it ignores the target's armor''.

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* The Glutton of ''BloodlineChampions'' ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' wear wooden spikes on their right hand, with other alternate weapons for them being even fancier weapons to cover their hand. Except for the one which is basically a hollowed-out log on their hand.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' had the "Big Frigger" Power Fist. VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}} adds the Mega Power Fist which was the same except, you know, fistier. VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}} VideoGame/Fallout3 returns to the original Power Fist, but also includes the Deathclaw Gauntlet, which consists of strapping the hand of the titular wasteland beastie to the end of one's arm. This doesn't sound much until you try it and realize that ''it ignores the target's armor''.



* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' seems to be unique among [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD]]-based video games in devoting an entire non-[[BareFistedMonk monk]] discipline to fist weapons. Many of these were BladeBelowTheShoulder type weapons like katars and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Wolverine-style]] claws, along with enchanted brass knuckles and one set of man-eating gauntlets.

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* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' seems to be unique among [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons DnD]]-based video games in devoting an entire non-[[BareFistedMonk monk]] discipline to fist weapons. Many of these were BladeBelowTheShoulder type weapons like katars and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Wolverine-style]] claws, along with enchanted brass knuckles and one set of man-eating gauntlets.



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Yang Xiao Long of the titular team RWBY wields a set of [[MixAndMatchWeapon "dual ranged shot gauntlets"]]. Basically, she has two slabs of armour on her fists that she's strapped shotguns too that augment her punches.
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** [[AltText Always wear your rocket boots to bed.]]

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** [[AltText -->'''AltText:''' Always wear your rocket boots to bed.]]



* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, Equius's fists ''are'' power fists; fistkind is even listed as one of his Strife specibi (method(s) of fighting).
** Of course, because Equius serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of SuperStrength, he finds it hard to use his fists for [[MundaneUtility anything aside from combat]], as his [[BoldInflation STRENGTH]] tends to snap anything he tries to hold in half from sheer pressure.

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* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Equius's fists ''are'' power fists; fistkind is even listed as one of his Strife specibi (method(s) of fighting).
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fighting). Of course, because Equius serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of SuperStrength, he finds it hard to use his fists for [[MundaneUtility anything aside from combat]], as his [[BoldInflation STRENGTH]] tends to snap anything he tries to hold in half from sheer pressure.



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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Yang Xiao Long of the titular team RWBY wields a set of [[MixAndMatchWeapon "dual ranged shot gauntlets"]]. Basically, she has two slabs of armour on her fists that she's strapped shotguns too that augment her punches.
* Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour: Sparks Nevada's robot fists[[note]]POW!![[/note]]

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Yang Xiao Long of the titular team RWBY wields a set of [[MixAndMatchWeapon "dual ranged shot gauntlets"]]. Basically, she has two slabs of armour on her fists that she's strapped shotguns too that augment her punches.
* Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour:
''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'': Sparks Nevada's robot fists[[note]]POW!![[/note]]



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': When Shego isn't using her [[PowerGlows glowing]] energy as a ranged attack, she uses it to power up her punches in combat. The energy exerts concussive force on her target, and she can even use it to [[DisintegratorRay burn things to ashes]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
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When Shego isn't using her [[PowerGlows glowing]] energy as a ranged attack, she uses it to power up her punches in combat. The energy exerts concussive force on her target, and she can even use it to [[DisintegratorRay burn things to ashes]].



-->'''Fisto''': See this hand?
-->(Mook glares at giant hand, Fisto punches him with his normal hand)
-->'''Fisto''': Should've paid attention to the other hand.

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-->'''Fisto''': -->'''Fisto:''' See this hand?
-->(Mook
hand?\\
''[Mook
glares at giant hand, Fisto punches him with his normal hand)
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hand]''\\
'''Fisto:'''
Should've paid attention to the other hand.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Batman has Nth Metal Knuckledusters that allow him to ''punch ghosts''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':
Batman has Nth Metal Knuckledusters that allow him to ''punch ghosts''.



** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the Equalists use electrocution gloves to dispatch their enemies, [[spoiler:which Asami Sato uses against them. The shock glove becomes her signature weapon.]]

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** * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the Equalists use electrocution gloves to dispatch their enemies, [[spoiler:which Asami Sato uses against them. The shock glove becomes her signature weapon.]]



*** In fact, in a century of recorded bare-knuckles boxing matches, before the introduction of the glove, there have been no documented deaths in the ring caused by striking, there were deaths due to exhaustion (fights lasted until a fighter could no longer continue and therefore could last for hours) or due to grappling or trowing which were allowed in bare knuckles boxing, after the introduction of the boxing glove death from striking has become a pretty common occurrence, with over 200 deaths in either training or matches recorded since 1980.

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*** ** In fact, in a century of recorded bare-knuckles boxing matches, before the introduction of the glove, there have been no documented deaths in the ring caused by striking, there were deaths due to exhaustion (fights lasted until a fighter could no longer continue and therefore could last for hours) or due to grappling or trowing which were allowed in bare knuckles boxing, after the introduction of the boxing glove death from striking has become a pretty common occurrence, with over 200 deaths in either training or matches recorded since 1980.
1st Jul '16 11:18:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** By ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the aforementioned energy shields have been miniaturized to the point where standard Valkyries have them, and a few pilots in this series, ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', and ''Frontier'' have sued them to perform a "Pinpoint Barrier Punch".

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** By ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the aforementioned energy shields have been miniaturized to the point where standard Valkyries have them, and a few pilots in this series, ''Plus'', ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', and ''Frontier'' have sued used them to perform a "Pinpoint Barrier Punch".
7th Jun '16 2:42:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}''

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}''''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
7th Jun '16 2:41:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Daedalus Attack used in ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' is basically the HumongousMecha version of a power fist, surrounding an aircraft carrier-sized arm with energy shields to pierce enemy armor, and then [[MacrossMissileMassacre firing countless missile batteries]] while the arm is still inside the target.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' notably uses this a few times, once as a homage to the original Macross, [[spoiler:and in the GrandFinale ''obliterating'' a multi-kilometer mecha with the Power Fist of ''another'' multi-kilometer mecha]].
** By ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the aforementioned energy shields have been miniaturized to the point where standard Valkyries have them, and a few pilots in this series and ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' use them to perform a "Pinpoint Barrier Punch".

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** The Daedalus Attack used in ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is basically the HumongousMecha version of a power fist, surrounding an aircraft carrier-sized arm with energy shields to pierce enemy armor, and then [[MacrossMissileMassacre firing countless missile batteries]] while the arm is still inside the target.
target. Later ''Macross'' and ''New Macross''-class ships can also do this.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' notably uses this a few times, once as a homage to the original Macross, [[spoiler:and in ''Macross'', [[spoiler:with the GrandFinale ''obliterating'' having a multi-kilometer mecha with get ''obliterated'' by the Power Fist of ''another'' multi-kilometer mecha]].
** By ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', the aforementioned energy shields have been miniaturized to the point where standard Valkyries have them, and a few pilots in this series and series, ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' use 7}}'', and ''Frontier'' have sued them to perform a "Pinpoint Barrier Punch".
31st May '16 11:38:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** And from Fun Publications' fiction based on ''TransformersCybertron'' and ''TransformersAnimated'' come the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Nucleon_shock_gauntlet Nucleon Shock Gauntlets]].

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** And from Fun Publications' fiction based on ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' and ''TransformersAnimated'' come the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Nucleon_shock_gauntlet Nucleon Shock Gauntlets]].



* ''TransformersCybertron'' joins this with CombiningMecha to give us Savage Claw Mode. Leobreaker transforms into a massive arm that can take the place of one of Optimus Prime's arms (Optimus must be in SuperMode, though). It becomes even more devastating when Leobreaker deploys his [[NitroBoost Cyber]] [[AmplifierArtifact Key]]-activated claws, which extend over the fist. With the claws out, Optimus can perform an attack inspired by Goldymarg's Shining Finger move. After Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker, an EvilKnockoff of Leobreaker, he can combine with N.B. for Dark Claw Mode.

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* ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' joins this with CombiningMecha to give us Savage Claw Mode. Leobreaker transforms into a massive arm that can take the place of one of Optimus Prime's arms (Optimus must be in SuperMode, though). It becomes even more devastating when Leobreaker deploys his [[NitroBoost Cyber]] [[AmplifierArtifact Key]]-activated claws, which extend over the fist. With the claws out, Optimus can perform an attack inspired by Goldymarg's Shining Finger move. After Megatron creates Nemesis Breaker, an EvilKnockoff of Leobreaker, he can combine with N.B. for Dark Claw Mode.
25th May '16 9:55:37 AM Willbyr
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* The PowerTrio of ''ProjectArms'' has these.

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* The PowerTrio of ''ProjectArms'' ''Manga/ProjectARMS'' has these.
21st May '16 9:55:18 PM Kurogane7
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* ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'': The Wolf Predator has one.

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* ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'': The Wolf Predator has one.one, but he uses it more like a sledgehammer (a tool) than an actual weapon.
18th May '16 2:27:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The cestus, the classical precursor to the boxing glove. It started out in ancient Greece as a hand-guard of woven leather thongs used in pankration. Later the Romans added metal plates, spikes and studs for bloody gladiatorial combat. [[DeadliestWarrior These things statistically triple the wearer's punching force.]]

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* The cestus, the classical precursor to the boxing glove. It started out in ancient Greece as a hand-guard of woven leather thongs used in pankration. Later the Romans added metal plates, spikes and studs for bloody gladiatorial combat. [[DeadliestWarrior [[Series/DeadliestWarrior These things statistically triple the wearer's punching force.]]
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