Two characters hold an object together, showing their affection for another to the audience
Alice picks up her sword, often in a hesitant or visibly exhausted way. She may then attempt to strike at an enemy, only to realize that her blow was not strong enough, or she might just hesitate, looking at the foe. Then, suddenly, her companion Bob steps up and wraps his hands around the hilt of the sword alongside hers and they strike together, usually successfully (Not that they'll keep fighting like this, as it's very impractical). While the sword example is common, this trope does not necessarily have to involve swords. The point is two people gripping an object together, usually in a dramatic moment, to show camraderie and affection, as well as The Power of Friendship or The Power of Love, as it's frequently used as Ship Tease. Other forms may include pulling a lever to some important machine together, holding up a MacGuffin, or even using the gear shift of a car. Compare Team Hand Stack.
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