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2nd Jan '17 12:52:56 PM WillKeaton
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* TekkenBloodVengeance tried to up the ante on this by making it three-way between [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jun]], [[NobleDemon Kazuya]], and [[CardCarryingVillain Heihachi]] Mishima, causing a massive shockwave. Though, for three people's fists to meet in the center, at the same time, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. They would have to be either ''trying'' to meet in the center, aiming for thin air for some reason, or just being uniquely indecisive about who they want to punch most. To be fair, all of these are actually possible in context.

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* TekkenBloodVengeance ''TekkenBloodVengeance'' tried to up the ante on this by making it three-way between [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jun]], [[NobleDemon Kazuya]], and [[CardCarryingVillain Heihachi]] Mishima, causing a massive shockwave. Though, for three people's fists to meet in the center, at the same time, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. They would have to be either ''trying'' to meet in the center, aiming for thin air for some reason, or just being uniquely indecisive about who they want to punch most. To be fair, all of these are actually possible in context.
25th Dec '16 4:47:26 AM Loekman3
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** Taken to its logical extreme in DragonBallSuper, where Beerus and God!Goku PunchParry so hard they nearly destroy the universe.

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** Taken to its logical extreme in DragonBallSuper, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where Beerus and God!Goku PunchParry so hard they nearly destroy the universe.
20th Nov '16 1:30:07 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': during the fight between Rush Clovis and Anakin Skywalker, one of these happens. Clovis, however, is the only one to recoil in pain: Anakin had used his artificial hand.
1st Nov '16 7:29:29 AM contrafanxxx
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* The opening of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction'' climaxes with [[BigBad Terumi]] and [[TheHero Ragna]] throwing a punch at each other, which forms the title.
3rd Oct '16 12:58:04 AM asdfr
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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', Asura and [[OldMaster Augus]] perform this twice during their fight on the moon, right before getting right back into it at PummelDuel level. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xuBqEiV4F7E#t=125s As demonstrated here.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', Asura and [[OldMaster Augus]] perform this twice during their fight on the moon, right before getting right back into it at PummelDuel level. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xuBqEiV4F7E#t=125s As demonstrated here.]] [[spoiler:Asura also does this to counter Chakravartin the Creator's punch after he stops time (Which initiates a QTE).]]
25th Sep '16 10:22:32 AM LuckyStampede
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* TekkenBloodVengeance tried to up the ante on this by making it three-way between [[WellIntentionedExtremist Jun]], [[NobleDemon Kazuya]], and [[CardCarryingVillain Heihachi]] Mishima, causing a massive shockwave. Though, for three people's fists to meet in the center, at the same time, doesn't make a whole lot of sense. They would have to be either ''trying'' to meet in the center, aiming for thin air for some reason, or just being uniquely indecisive about who they want to punch most. To be fair, all of these are actually possible in context.
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.'']]
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