[[quoteright:350:[[Series/CharliesAngels http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/charlies-angels-logo.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:The originators of this very trope.]]

When a team, generally [[AmazonBrigade young women]], pose in a distinctive style in the midst of battle. It looks pretty good on camera and it conveys teamwork. The general appearance is usually dependent on a symmetrical three person shape, the two on the outside have their body positions turned away from the center person. A [[SinisterSilhouettes silhouette]] is optional. But there is also a two-person variation of them standing [[BackToBackBadasses back to back]]. Often done in a {{montage|s}}.

No actual firearms are (usually) involved though.

Originated by the famous poses of ''Series/CharliesAngels''

It is often used as a StockParody. Compare the SuperSentaiStance and BackToBackBadasses.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* At the end of most opening sequences of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', Kurono, Masaru and Kishimoto strike the AngelsPose.
* ''Manga/MazingerAngels'' is a ''{{Mazinger}}'' universe {{Crossover}} that spoofs the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' series. Sayaka -from ''Anime/MazingerZ''-, Jun -from ''Anime/GreatMazinger''- and Hikaru -from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''- make the pose ''[[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/mazinger_angel/c001/ on the very first page]]''.
* This was one of the eyecatches of the anime series ''Manga/MiamiGuns''.
* Naturally, in ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'', the LovelyAngels do this too.
* One of the {{Title Sequence}}s for ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has this, featuring Rukia, Orihime, and Rangiku. Actually played perfectly straight, without a hint of parody or humor.
* [[http://dvd.es/data/docs/20050825095934/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_001.jpg This apparently official Gainax piece of art]], for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* Moka, Kokoa, and Rubi do it in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''.
* [[ThoseTwoGirls Those Three Girls]] from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' do one when explaining to Hayate that they're the class officers.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Parodied in ''Film/WrongfullyAccused'' when a trio of FBI agents enter a room. Only one was female.
* ''The Girls from Thunder Strip'' [[http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/2010/03/the-girls-from-thunder-strip-1966-usa/ poster]]. Probably the only version with a [[HooksAndCrooks gaff hook]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WugjwywnTg Humorously parodied]] in ''Film/ScaryMovie 2.''
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', this happens during any game of Film, TV, and Theater Styles where ''Charlie's Angels'' is one of the styles. Done unintentionally when Creator/RobinWilliams was on as a guest.
* It was done in at least one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'' which of course actually had Tanya Roberts who was one of the Angels on it.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKZAIxLalNM&NR=1 title sequence]] for ''FunkySquad'', an AffectionateParody of 70's cop shows.
* In the ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' second-season episode "Prime Minister", the Prime Minister of New Zealand wants a photo like this. With a Barack Obama impersonator (who he thought was actually Obama).
* The late '70s ''Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' TV show's third season opening featured a silhouette of Frank & Joe Hardy in action.
* MAT in the opening credits to ''Series/ReturnOfUltraman'', which predates ''Charlie's Angels''.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': In "The Bakersfield Expedition", the guys are dressed up as characters from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and organize a photo shoot. One of the photo is in this stock pose, which was invoked by Raj's calling ''Charlie's Angels''.
* The presenters of ''TopGear'' in the TitleSequence for ''The Intercepters'', a non-existent Seventies action show.
* The three female stars of ''Series/AgentsofSHIELD'' strike the pose (while saying "Yes, Charlie!") during the show's Season 1 gag reel.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Destiny's Child did this a lot when performing their smash hit "Independent Woman (Part I)". Makes sense, considering that it was the theme song for the ''Charlie's Angels'' film reboot in 2000.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Most any picture on the internet featuring multiple (non-model) girls with guns. Though, these usually feature all the chicks in the picture brandishing some sort of firearm.
* Or, for that matter, just about any picture of two or three women under the age of thirty on any social network; guns are generally faked with their hands.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' boxed set [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=2803 cover]]. With a [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} mindflayer]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** Yuna, Rikku, and Paine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' like to do this a lot.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', the entire party will strike a pose any time they do a [[JobSystem Paradigm Shift]], [[DeconstructedTrope even if it means opening themselves to attack]].
* The standard pose for Commander Shepard's squad when bursting through a door in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Though it is entirely possible that the squad can consist of young men, or can be of mixed genders, or can include a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld nine-hundred year old woman who looks like a young woman]].
* Used by Max the Robot Dog, Dr. Hawkins, and Kurt Hectic in the video game ''VideoGame/MDK2'', specifically on the cover of the manual. ''[=MDK2=]'' also has a version that must be seen to be believed. You can find it in [[http://www.replacementdocs.com/download.php?view.646 page 5 of the manual]]
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' has a trio of girls who we could name as "Angels of Charlie of Evil".
* A Mildly disturbing version in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'', with a trio of Blarg commandos.
* Dante, Trish, and Lady do this in the secret ending of ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4''.
* Even ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:MDSky_EP4.jpg has to get in on the fun.]]
* Kitana's arcade ladder ending in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''. Silhouettes and all.
* The cover of ''[[VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey Etrian Odyssey IV]]'' has the Medic, Swordsman, and Fortress (all female) in the forefront striking such a pose.
* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'', all members of your battle party will strike an AssKickingPose together after completing a [[CombinationAttack Triple Musou Attack]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Used in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0239.html strip #239]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Note that only Haley (right, with the bow) is the only one of the three who is really a woman -- Roy (center) was [[GenderBender temporarily female]] at the time due to a Girdle of Femininity/Masculinity, and Vaarsuvius's gender is [[AmbiguousGender unclear at best]].
* "Charlie's Archons" in ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' strike variations on the Angels Pose when they [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0046.html first appear]] and when they [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0075.html first show their combat abilities]].
* ''MSPaintAdventures'': [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=000509 Pose as a team, because SHIT JUST GOT REAL]]
* ''Webcomic/TheKamics'' with [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/4810185/ this picture]].
* ''M.Organ Art'' ({{NSFW}}) did it with the D.U.S.T. Bunnies.
* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-4-3/ does it]] with its trio of MonsterAdventurers.
* ''Website/PlatypusComix'' had [[http://platypuscomix.net/top169.jpg a temporary banner]] with [[Webcomic/{{Mulberry}} Mulberry Sharona]], [[Webcomic/ElectricWonderland Shroomy]], and Webcomic/PrincessPi striking this pose.
* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'' has Melissa and her coven [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/glam_entrance starting their first day in the new school]] with the ''[[CallingYourAttacks Glam Entrance!]]'' And the next time they expected to be seen by the boys, a downright "weaponized" variant [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/hipster_terrorists immediately occurs]].
* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' did it all five in the strip named "[[http://www.vampirecheerleaders.net/strips-vc/the_gang_is_all_here The Gang is All Here]]".
* OAFE did this with {{Transformers}} in "[[http://www.oafe.net/toons/quix/110622.php Magnus's Angels]]."
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' in the Bayville Sirens episode, though it's hard to catch as it only appears on a television screen for a few moments.
* The title logo of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', a clear parody of the ''Charlie's Angels'' one. Its intro animation actually shows them jumping into the logo one by one. This logo was then parodied in the book ''Fat Camp Commandos''.
* Done at one point in the original opening theme of ''TotallySpies''
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' paying homage to detective shows from the '70s has Quinn, Sandi, and Stacy posing as the Angels.
* The animated kids' show ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse'' does this for a brief moment in a spy-themed episode with Minnie, Daisy, and uh... Mickey.
* Parodied by [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs The Ember Island Players]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as an homage to the fan term [[http://finni.deviantart.com/art/Avatar-Ozai-s-Angels-32165827 Ozai's Angels]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' gave us G.I.R.L. Squad, with an opening montage ending in one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'' used the pose in their episode parodying detective series of the 1970s. Animator C. Martin Croker said he drew Zorak's silhouette to look as though he was explaining directions to someone rather than preparing a karate chop.
* The opening title sequence of ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica Beavis and Butt-Head Do America]]'' parodies this and every other 70's cop show. Butt-Head states in an interview that it's because the '70s are the last time Mike Judge got laid.
* The 90's chapters of ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'' used it on the opening credits of one episode.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Phineas and Ferb-Busters!", Candace does this with her friends Jenny and Stacy after putting them through a TrainingMontage.
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