Created By: albino-ottsel on September 29, 2010 Last Edited By: albino-ottsel on October 19, 2010
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In order to show solidarity, camaraderie, or friendship, a group of people will put their hands together, one on top of the other. Often accompanied with some kind of cheer.

See also Circle of Friendship. Compare and contrast Huddle Shot and Huddle Power.

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Anime and Manga

Comics

Film

  • In an recently retired AMC pre-show clip, three guys in costumes of snack foods (Popcorn, Soda Drink, and a Candy Bar?) give an encouraging pep talk before their skit. They finish with a hands in and cheer "Concessions!" They then proceed to do a showtune that presents common theater rules.
  • The protagonists in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen do this.
  • In the latest Tinker Bell movie, the other fairies do this with a call of "Faith, trust, and pixie dust" when they prepare to go find Tink.
  • All the heroes do this at the end of Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.
  • Played for Laughs in animated version of the The Hobbit as seen here.
  • Ocean's Eleven -- the original with Frank Sinatra -- might hold the record for the total number of hands in the stack.
  • The title characters of Ghostbusters do this just before entering the building to fight Gozer.

Live-Action TV

  • This is a common view in game shows with a single team against the game, when said team wants to motivate itself, like in the French game show Fort Boyard.
  • A key scene in the second opening of Kamen Rider Blade.
  • Used more than once on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Video Games

Western Animation

  • Used in The Simpsons when the Be Sharps are putting their hands together.
Community Feedback Replies: 29
  • August 3, 2010
    AceNoctali
    • This is a common view in game shows with a single team against the game, when said team wants to motivate itself, like in the French game show Fort Boyard.
  • August 3, 2010
    ChunkyMonkey2o
    • In an recently retired AMC pre-show clip, three guys in costumes of snack foods (Popcorn, Soda Drink, and a Candy Bar?) give an encouraging pep talk before their skit. They finish with a hands in and cheer "Concessions!" They then proceed to do a showtune that presents common theater rules.
    • In Final Fantasy X, the Aurochs are seen doing this in game as well as in this.
    • In Final Fantasy XIII, Snow starts one in Chapter X.
    • In Sonic Heroes, Team Sonic does one right before they use their Eleventh Hour Superpower.
      • Rouge also forces Team Dark to make one in their opening cutscene.
  • August 3, 2010
    SeanMurrayI
    Can we get a different image, seeing that this one is already used for Nakama (or vice-versa)?
  • August 3, 2010
    imagine0134
    Minor edit: usually accompanied by a "Yeah," "Hooray," or some other such interjection. Title seems decent to me.
  • August 3, 2010
    cheepicus
    Similar to a Huddle Shot or Huddle Power. Often accompanied by "1 2 3 Fight!" cheer. Alt title: "Hands-in"?

    Not sure how many times I've seen it on TV, but definitely done it a few dozen times
  • August 3, 2010
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
  • August 3, 2010
    Kinitawowi
    I know I've seen at least one version of this where an outsider sticks their hand on the pile too, but I'm fucked if I can think what it was in right now.
  • August 3, 2010
    randomsurfer
    I believe this is covered by the poorly named Whoa Bundy.
  • August 3, 2010
    G-Kaiser
    A key scene in the second opening of Kamen Rider Blade.
  • August 3, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    Ocean's Eleven -- the original with Frank Sinatra -- might hold the record for the total number of hands in the stack.
  • August 3, 2010
    SKJAM
  • August 3, 2010
    animeg3282
    Attempted in Persona4
  • August 3, 2010
    DragonQuestZ
    "I believe this is covered by the poorly named Whoa Bundy."

    I agree so much, I put that up for renaming as soon as I saw your post.
  • August 3, 2010
    DragonQuestZ
    Also, that's more of a quick pep moment for the team, not this trope. So it's separate.
  • August 4, 2010
    Arivne
    Film
    • The title characters of Ghostbusters do this just before entering the building to fight Gozer.
  • August 4, 2010
    albino-ottsel
    @ Sean Murray I

    I only chose that pic kind of as a placeholder, since it does a pretty good job of illustrating what I meant, and I didn't want to find and upload another pic when we had a perfectly good one already up on the site. If this entry gets good enough for a launch, I'll probably find another one. Or we can change the Nakama pic. Whatever works better.
  • August 4, 2010
    DragonQuestZ
    Although there are loads of pictures for this, I would say Nakama would be better served with a picture of The Three Musketeers holding their swords up together (even Barbie used that cool shot).
  • August 5, 2010
    ChunkyMonkey2o
  • August 5, 2010
    Vree
    First episode of Yu-Gi-Oh, lampshaded in the Abridged series.
  • August 5, 2010
    SalFishFin
    A variation on One Piece, between arcs: Back when The Straw Hat Crew was a Five Man Band, (Luffy, Zolo, Nami, Sanji, Ussop) they did this with their feet.
  • August 6, 2010
    LooneyToons
  • September 17, 2010
    albino-ottsel
    It's been suggested that this be launched, then merged with Whoa Bundy and renamed Team Hand Stack. Including this because it's relevant, and because I wanna bump this :)
  • September 18, 2010
    Vree
  • September 22, 2010
    Arivne
    Film
  • September 23, 2010
    Evalana
    • in the latest Tinker Bell movie, the other fairies do this with a call of "Faith, trust, and pixie dust" when they prepare to go find Tink.
  • September 23, 2010
    FuschlatzOReilly
    Film
  • September 23, 2010
    neoYTPism
    Used in The Simpsons when the Be Sharps are putting their hands together.
  • September 26, 2010
    DouglasFir
    Used more than once on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • September 29, 2010
    Kinitawowi
    @neoYTPism: THANK YOU. That was the one I was thinking of (Wiggum sticking his hand in after he's been kicked out).
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