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25th Jun '16 10:56:44 PM XFire
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** Taken to its logical extreme in DragonBallSuper, where Beerus and God!Goku PunchParry so hard they nearly destroy the universe.
22nd Jun '16 11:17:06 AM Exxolon
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In RealLife, of course, the result would be two broken or at very least ''very'' bruised hands/knuckles and the fight would end in a draw. In anime, video games, and other heavily stylized works, on the other hand, the punches cancel one another out and [[BlockingStopsAllDamage both parties are unharmed]]. In fact, one or both parties probably did this ''on purpose''. This is a PunchParry. It may be justified if both punchers have NighInvulnerability or InvulnerableKnuckles, but more often than not the only explanation is the RuleOfCool.

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In RealLife, of course, the result would be two broken or at very least ''very'' bruised hands/knuckles and the fight would end in a draw. In anime, video games, and other heavily stylized works, on the other hand, the punches cancel one another out and [[BlockingStopsAllDamage both parties are unharmed]]. In fact, one or both parties probably did this ''on purpose''. This is a PunchParry. It may be justified if both punchers have NighInvulnerability or InvulnerableKnuckles, but more often than not the only explanation is the RuleOfCool.
RuleOfCool. If both combatants have SuperStrength, expect to see a shockwave / hear a sonic boom when their fists meet.
2nd Jun '16 12:47:10 PM nmn3r3
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' and [[EvilCounterpart Jeanne]] do this in their last fight of the game, but not just with their own fists. Each punch is accompanied by their respective contracted demoness' giant fists clashing above them, until the player messes up or completes the quicktime event, at which point one of the two will fail to block and get flattened by a literally huge punch.
24th May '16 3:47:47 PM NickFalcon
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** In the final battle between [[spoiler: Naruto and Sasuke, the two perform this in their titanic Tailed Beast Mode and Susanoo forms respectively.]]

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** In the final battle between [[spoiler: Naruto and Sasuke, the two perform this in their titanic Tailed Beast Mode and Susanoo forms respectively.]] Unusually for this trope, RealityEnsues, as the impact ''destroys both arms.'']]
24th Apr '16 7:21:07 AM Megazord
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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Despite them both being superhumans, Reality Ensues as Wink breaks his metal fingers in the attempt while Hellboy's hand is bruised.

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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Despite them both being superhumans, Reality Ensues RealityEnsues as Wink breaks his metal fingers in the attempt while Hellboy's hand is bruised.
13th Apr '16 5:27:59 AM Megazord
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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Wink breaks his fist in the attempt.

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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Despite them both being superhumans, Reality Ensues as Wink breaks his fist metal fingers in the attempt.attempt while Hellboy's hand is bruised.
11th Mar '16 4:07:55 AM Megazord
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* In IronMan3, Iron Man and the Extremis-powered Aldrich Killian does this move, and Killian's arm breaks, but his HealingFactor swiftly repairs the damage
20th Feb '16 4:59:20 PM Ninja857142
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sakura and Ino do this during their Chuunin Exam fight.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
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Sakura and Ino do this during their Chuunin Exam fight.fight.
** In the final battle between [[spoiler: Naruto and Sasuke, the two perform this in their titanic Tailed Beast Mode and Susanoo forms respectively.]]
29th Dec '15 8:32:50 PM Willbyr
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* In ''SakigakeOtokojuku'', the main character, Momotaro, does this on purpose, and it's sold by the bystanders as his big-time secret technique. Its net effect is to disable the opponent's fist. It works great. Momo's EvilMentor Senpai, Date Omito, uses something almost like this against a guy who attacks with his fingers, with the twist that his fingers are so strong that fist vs. fingers is an even match (his fingers are so strong that Date accounts for "overtraining" as one his opponent's weaknesses.) This leads to the great moment of Date's opponent doing RapidFireFisticuffs with his thumbs.

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* In ''SakigakeOtokojuku'', ''Manga/SakigakeOtokojuku'', the main character, Momotaro, does this on purpose, and it's sold by the bystanders as his big-time secret technique. Its net effect is to disable the opponent's fist. It works great. Momo's EvilMentor Senpai, Date Omito, uses something almost like this against a guy who attacks with his fingers, with the twist that his fingers are so strong that fist vs. fingers is an even match (his fingers are so strong that Date accounts for "overtraining" as one his opponent's weaknesses.) This leads to the great moment of Date's opponent doing RapidFireFisticuffs with his thumbs.
26th Dec '15 8:39:19 AM erforce
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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''{{Film/Hellboy}} II: The Golden Army''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Wink breaks his fist in the attempt.
* In ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' Russel and Hawthorne do this when they get into a scuffle. In a note of realism, it clearly hurts ''a lot''.

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* Happens between Hellboy and Mr. Wink in ''{{Film/Hellboy}} II: The Golden Army''.''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy''. Justified since Hellboy's hand is made of extremely tough stone and Wink's is metal. Wink breaks his fist in the attempt.
* In ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' Russel and Hawthorne do this when they get into a scuffle. In a note of realism, it clearly hurts ''a lot''.
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