Created By: torru369 on January 5, 2013 Last Edited By: Arivne on March 24, 2013
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Standard Power-up Pose

When unleashing their power everyone goes for the classic pose

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As the power flows through you and your hair glows and you got an incredible Battle Aura going, how are you gonna react physically? Usually doing this classic pose, body arched back, arms at sides at an angle facing outwards, legs at full extension about 20 degrees from each other. If the power up is making you float may as well point those toes. Hands in fists or curled optional, as is screaming at the top of the lungs. Highly recommended to add that extra layer of badass to anytime one gains more power than they once had.

Examples

Anime and Manga
  • Dragon Ball. From the Kaio-Ken to the Super Saiyan, this is done all the time.

Comics
  • Superman usually adopts a pose like this when he flies into the atmosphere to supercharge on solar energy. Probably helps the surface area for better absorbtion.

Live-Action TV
  • Doctor Who: This is how the Doctor regenerates from 9 to 10, and also how the Master regenerates from Derek Jacobi to Joh Simm, and Melody Pond regenerates into Alex Kingston.
  • Some demons on Supernatural do this when the black smoke which is their essence leaves the meat suit they're currently wearing.

Literature
  • The cover of the Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms novel Crown of Fire shows the main character Shandril Shessair using the title ability. See it here.

Video Games

Western Animation
  • This pose is also adopted by some of the mane six when they use the power of the Elements of Harmony in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • In Birdman cartoons the title character adopts this pose when he recharges his solar energy by bathing in sunlight.

Community Feedback Replies: 33
  • January 5, 2013
    Arivne
    This was on YKTTW some time ago but has apparently been discarded. Here's an example I gave then:

    Literature
    • The cover of the Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms novel Crown of Fire shows the main character Shandril Shessair using the title ability. See it here.
  • January 5, 2013
    randomsurfer
    • Doctor Who: This is how the Doctor regenerates from 9 to 10, and also how the Master regenerates from Derek Jacobi to Joh Simm, and Melody Pond regenerates into Alex Kingston.
    • Some demons on Supernatural do this when the black smoke which is their essence leaves the meat suit they're currently wearing.
  • January 5, 2013
    TheHandle
  • January 5, 2013
    torru369
    When anyone goes into their Super Form in Sonic The Hedgehog they usually adopt this pose.
  • January 6, 2013
    torru369
    This pose is also adopted by some of the ponies when they use the power of the Elements of Harmony in My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic.
  • January 7, 2013
    torru369
    Comic Book((Superman)) usually adopts a pose like this when he flies into the atmosphere to supercharge on solar energy. Probably helps the surface area for better absorbtion.
  • January 7, 2013
    WaxingName
    Are you going to add the examples to the draft itself?
  • January 7, 2013
    MokonaZero
    In Infamous Cole does this really awkward pose when he gets powered up by the amp.
  • January 8, 2013
    Arivne
    Western Animation
    • In Birdman cartoons the title character adopts this pose when he recharges his solar energy by bathing in sunlight.

    Watch an example here.
  • January 8, 2013
    torru369
    In Megaman X 5 if Zero is returned to his Superpowered Evil Side he takes this pose while an aura swirls around him.
  • February 3, 2013
    WaxingName
    Hey torru369, are you still working on this? And if not, may I take this YKTTW off your hands?
  • February 10, 2013
    torru369
    Dante entering his Super Mode tends to strike a pose like this.

    If anyone wants to take over go for it.
  • February 10, 2013
    WaxingName
    This YKTTW is now mine, then. torru, if you want it back, just tell me.
  • February 10, 2013
    torru369
    Cool, try and add the x-factor examples in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will you.
  • February 10, 2013
    troacctid
    Definitely needs an image.
  • February 10, 2013
    torru369
    Sonic's Brawl trophy is a great example.
  • February 11, 2013
    WaxingName
    I'll get to that.
  • February 16, 2013
    torru369
    Yo anyone still minding this one? Anyway

    Johnny blaze the human torch of Fantastic Four fame does this a few times while flaming on. When Twilight Sparkle was transformed she did this when the power entered her.
  • February 16, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Video Games
  • February 18, 2013
    Stratadrake
    If we're going to discuss images, I say we montage it.
  • February 25, 2013
    torru369
    This should have Skyward Scream in the description.

    Several Pokemon do this when attacking in the 3d games.
  • February 25, 2013
    MrRuano
    Fist Of The North Star: Whenever Ken does this, expect to see his shirt explode and lots of people die in various violent ways.
  • February 27, 2013
    torru369
  • February 27, 2013
    torru369
    Ok its actually College Saga.
  • March 2, 2013
    torru369
    Pretty sure Magneto from the X Men has done this while using his powers.
  • March 5, 2013
    torru369
    Many Sentai works usually have a variation during the Transformation Sequence.
  • March 11, 2013
    torru369
    In Legend Of Dragoon Dart and Shana do this while transforming.
  • March 14, 2013
    torru369
    Yo we got five hats, whose minding this one? Anyway

    Gene from God Hand does this when removing the dietic brace.
  • March 15, 2013
    Arivne
    ^ According to the top of the OP description:

    Waxing Name is now in control of this YKTTW

    :)
  • March 18, 2013
    torru369
    Continuing on then.

    Some depict the comic Thor doing this while bringing down a storm.
  • March 20, 2013
    torru369
    Several animations in the Gundam rpg MS Saga use this pose.
  • March 20, 2013
    Randomman5
    • Asura from Asuras Wrath adopts this pose when entering Unlimited Mode, along with transforming into any of his more powerful forms.
  • March 24, 2013
    torru369
    A pose used whenever a ground based Devastator is used in Prototype.
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