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25th Aug '16 2:24:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' has a tongue-firmly-in-cheek variation performed by Zadornov, where he makes a peace sign and shoots it while shouting "Rocket peace!" The theme of the game is nuclear deterrence (peace gained through rockets), so this is either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]] or just one of Kojima's references to the anime he watched as a kid. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both]].
** The RocketPunch returns in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', now for Big Boss to control and take out foes from a distance. He even shouts "Roketto Paunch!" when launching it, at least in the Japanese version.

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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' has a tongue-firmly-in-cheek variation performed by Zadornov, where he makes a peace sign and shoots it while shouting "Rocket peace!" The theme of the game is nuclear deterrence (peace gained through rockets), so this is either [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]] or just one of Kojima's references to the anime he watched as a kid. [[TakeAThirdOption Or both]].
** The RocketPunch returns in In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', now for Big Boss can upgrade his prosthetic arm to control and fire a remote-controllable version of this, allowing him to take out foes from a distance. He even occasionally shouts the trope name (though it comes across as "Roketto Paunch!" when launching it, at least in the Japanese version.version, naturally).
31st Jul '16 1:37:15 PM nombretomado
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* Not rocket-powered, but DCComics has a couple of characters that use the same basic principle. GreenLantern Hal Jordan is famous for using his ring to create a giant boxing glove, and ComicBook/GreenArrow often uses boxing glove arrows. Cyborg has a for-some-reason detachable arm with a rocket in it, but never used it as such (only using the rocket to retrieve/move he arm for surveillance) in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, but not in [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the original comics]]. ([[CanonImmigrant Yet]].)

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* Not rocket-powered, but DCComics Creator/DCComics has a couple of characters that use the same basic principle. GreenLantern Hal Jordan is famous for using his ring to create a giant boxing glove, and ComicBook/GreenArrow often uses boxing glove arrows. Cyborg has a for-some-reason detachable arm with a rocket in it, but never used it as such (only using the rocket to retrieve/move he arm for surveillance) in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series, but not in [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the original comics]]. ([[CanonImmigrant Yet]].)
7th Jul '16 9:52:44 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' is, of course, the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] here, including it in almost all the incarnations of the ''Mazinger'' franchise. Depending on the iteration, the arm would come back on its own, or he'd have to pick it up. The standard rocket punch is eventually upgraded to the Kyoukagata Rocket Punch ("Reinforced Rocket Punch"), consisting of identical fists with stronger armor. Mazinger Z possess a technique called Daisharin Rocket Punch ("Giant Swing Rocket Punch") in which it spins its arms rapidly, building up momentum before firing off both fists in standard Rocket Punch fashion. Mazinger Z also once used a technique called "Boomerang Fist", in which the rocket punch was attached to the upper arm with a retractable chain, and the "Iron Cutter", a Rocket Punch with blades extended on the sides of the forearms.

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' is, of course, the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] {{Trope Maker|s}} here, including it in almost all the incarnations of the ''Mazinger'' franchise. Depending on the iteration, the arm would come back on its own, or he'd have to pick it up. The standard rocket punch is eventually upgraded to the Kyoukagata Rocket Punch ("Reinforced Rocket Punch"), consisting of identical fists with stronger armor. Mazinger Z possess a technique called Daisharin Rocket Punch ("Giant Swing Rocket Punch") in which it spins its arms rapidly, building up momentum before firing off both fists in standard Rocket Punch fashion. Mazinger Z also once used a technique called "Boomerang Fist", in which the rocket punch was attached to the upper arm with a retractable chain, and the "Iron Cutter", a Rocket Punch with blades extended on the sides of the forearms.



* ''{{Medabots}}''. In the final battle against the BigBad, who is in a giant robot, Dr. Aki reveals a giant version of Metabee([[CrowningMomentOfFunny complete with a Medawatch that is the size of a belt]]) that Metabeee and several other Medabots hop in to pilot. One of the Giant Metabee's attacks? Rocket Punch. Gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ikki, asking if Aki has a spare arm. Aki responds, moderately angrily, by saying "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!" before the giant arm rocket propells itself back to the Giant Metabee.

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* ''{{Medabots}}''.''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}''. In the final battle against the BigBad, who is in a giant robot, Dr. Aki reveals a giant version of Metabee([[CrowningMomentOfFunny complete with a Medawatch that is the size of a belt]]) that Metabeee and several other Medabots hop in to pilot. One of the Giant Metabee's attacks? Rocket Punch. Gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ikki, asking if Aki has a spare arm. Aki responds, moderately angrily, by saying "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!" before the giant arm rocket propells itself back to the Giant Metabee.
25th Jun '16 6:34:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* God Ginrai in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' has one of these. Overlord has a similar weapon, but it's actually the front part of the Megajet.

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* God Ginrai in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' has one of these. Overlord has a similar weapon, but it's actually the front part of the Megajet.
22nd Jun '16 10:21:35 PM Superjustinbros
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* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' has a ''literal'' RocketPunch, where the main character grabs a single missile out of a MacrossMissileMassacre, and ''punches his enemy in the face with it''.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' has a ''literal'' RocketPunch, where [[spoiler:an imposter of]] the main character grabs a single missile out of a MacrossMissileMassacre, and ''punches his enemy in the face with it''.it's back end''.
22nd Jun '16 10:20:14 PM Superjustinbros
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->''"Suck on my missile punch!"''
-->-- '''President Michael Wilson''', ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos''

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->''"Suck ->''"Suck... on my missile punch!"''
-->-- '''President '''[[spoiler:A Fake]] President Michael Wilson''', ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos''
4th Jun '16 10:42:42 PM HeroSeeker
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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/MazingerZ http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mazinger_punch_8493.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/MazingerZ [[quoteright:350:[[Anime/ShinMazinger http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mazinger_punch_8493.jpg]]]]
25th May '16 7:23:36 PM Willbyr
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* Kedo from ''GashBell'' has a couple of variants of this, including a rocket fist ''the size of a train''.

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* Kedo from ''GashBell'' ''Manga/ZatchBell'' has a couple of variants of this, including a rocket fist ''the size of a train''.
19th May '16 11:38:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The RocketPunch returns in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', now for Big Boss to control and take out foes from a distance. He even shouts "Roketto Paunch!" when launching it.

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** The RocketPunch returns in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', now for Big Boss to control and take out foes from a distance. He even shouts "Roketto Paunch!" when launching it.it, at least in the Japanese version.
15th Apr '16 8:41:23 PM JM1982
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* ''Series/SuperhumanSamuraiSyberSquad'' had a CombiningMecha named Xenon that could shoot its fists at the MonsterOfTheWeek. The fists automatically returned to Xenon's arms after landing a blow.
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