A character shoots fire, electricity, or glowy stuff out of their fingtertips, cackling optional
A character fans out their hands, curling their fingers in a menacing fashion and lets loose a blast of trendrilous energy like a living flamethrower. Powerful, perhaps even claw-like gestures are necessary. For best effect, use a a nice close-up of the wrathful blaster. The overall effect often suggests the blast are an extension of the hands themselves, extending from the wielder. Though a popular trope for villains, it can also be a particularly expressive form of vengeance by a heroic character. In grim and gritty settings with psi or magic, everyone may be doing it. This trope seems to have gained popularity with the release of Disney's Sleeping Beauty, including other fantastical works since. Improvements in special effects techniques in the 1980s, examplifed by the 1983 film Return of the Jedi and the 1984 special fx blockbuster Ghostbusters, made the lightning and fire that typify this effect more practical for live action. Energy beams flying from the hands is Hand Blast. Power Palms covers attacks that project from the palm; if this is a Ki Attack, this trope and Power Palms may overlap. See also Hand Blast for something that projects a coherent blast of energy like a laser. For more pointy-shooty ballistic attacks, see Finger Fire Arms. A Stock Superpowers and Ranged Energy Attack Tropes trope.
Examples:Anime And Manga
Ganon: "You DARE bring LIGHT TO MY LAIR? YOU MUST DIE!!!" *shoots energy from fingertips*