[[quoteright:320:[[Anime/CosplayComplex http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cosplay_complex_determination_5747.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:I swear that our cause ''will not fail''!]]

A {{Stock Pose|s}} where a character, usually a guy, proclaims something he is determined to accomplish, or to express pride, where he holds up his fist to his shoulder, palm facing inward, and the fist might even shake a little.

The girly version of this has the arm bent outwards while the fist still faces inward, a variation is to pump one hand all the way up with the other hand doing a downward pump as if stretching.

This is called "Guts Pose" (Gatsu Pozu) in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasei_eigo Wasei Eigo]], which was apparently coined by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guts_Ishimatsu#The_Guts-Pose Guts Ishimatsu]].

Being HotBlooded or a GenkiGirl will of course make this pose more likely. It can be accompanied by shouting BigYes.

This is so common, that it's spoofed as often as it's played straight. Some parodies even have the guy crying ManlyTears of pride.

Do not confuse with the HandshakeSubstitute "Fist Bump".

Compare FistOfRage, AngryFistShake or MilkingTheGiantCow.


[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Some of the club members in ''Anime/CosplayComplex'' do this at various points.
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', the boys are actually proud of the teacher Kimura admitting up front that he likes high school girls, and one guy does this pose.
* Jun does this when he introduces Yurika as a singer in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
* Limone does this in a ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' {{Omake}} video.
* Rock Lee of ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' often does this, as does Sakura's inner alter ego early in the series.
* ''Franchise/OnePiece'': Luffy, more often than not.
* Natsu from ''Manga/FairyTail'' when he gets [[CatchPhrase FIRED-UP]]!
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou does a subdued version of this, explaining that it's right and proper for people who are mortally wounded to die of their wounds, and thus, that it's okay for him to relinquish the power that had kept him alive when he should have died many times over, for the sake of protecting the one he loves.
* In the ''Manga/DragonHalf'' OVA, Princess Vina slowly curls her fingers into one of these when she hears of the plan to get her self-proclaimed rival Mink into the [[TournamentArc Brutal Killer Martial Arts Tournament]] -- Vina chooses to join as well in order to be the one to eliminate Mink.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': The anime does this a lot when the main characters are excited after catching a Pokemon, landing a strong hit with an attack, or they win a Pokemon battle, [[LargeHam or just about any other time that evokes excitement]].


[[folder: Film -- Animated ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': When Megamind is in disguise, trying to train Titan, he does this.


[[folder: Film -- Live Action ]]

* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' After Swann's RousingSpeech, Gibbs and the pirates erupted in a cheer. The pirates that weren't holding weapons pumped their fists in the air.
* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'':
** After the Klingon Bird-of-Prey is destroyed, Data (who is under the influence of the emotion chip) does this gesture and gives a BigYes.
** There's an extra in the background who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YWFLYKq9j8 also does a fist pump]] just before Data does it, then (out of universe) tries to hide the fact that he did it in order to not ruin Data's moment.
* Used in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', when Bruce ends his disastrous Maid of the Mist report by saying, "Back to you, fuckers!" In a cable TV edit anyway, because on VHS and DVD, Bruce [[FlippingTheBird gives us the finger]].
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' fades out on Bender with his fist in the air, triumphant over the events of the day.
* In ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'', an Iraqi soldier does this after he and the protagonist manage to kill the Energizer Bunny.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': When Cassie rescues Ketran from the Yeerk pool, she sees one of the Controllers shaking his fist in what looks like impotent rage. Except she knows that he's a mole, so he's really cheering her on.
* In the ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity]]'' series: After the successful confrontation with the Bowenists and their guru near the end of ''Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch'', Bree Pym does one of these (with her arm out of her car window) as she drives away from Fairworth House.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Arcadia": Agent Mulder wants to prove his theory on the case of the week, which involves people obsessing with housing rules and neatness. He carries out a very kitschy pink plastic flamingo and puts it up in the front yard. He looks around confidently and pumps his both fists, and says: "Bring it on!"
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', obsessively. Comes in the same package as [[HeadBob the exaggerated gesturing]] done when wearing those face-concealing helmets. It's especially big in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers,'' where Jason would say something with a fist-pump and a HeadBob, and the others would repeat it or say "right!" with the same gesture.
* Murphy does it in an episode of ''Series/MurphyBrown'' while expressing enthusiasm for getting a scoop interview.
* ''On Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver and Diggle are impatiently waiting for Felicity to hack a bad guy's computer. "Just so you know, when I finish, I'll put my fist in the air and say 'Yeah!'". Later, when she finally succeeds, she does exactly that.
-->'''Felicity:''' Wow. I really do do that.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': Steve Holt's CatchPhrase is shouting "STEVE HOLT!" with raised arms.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Flash Gitz in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' occasionally does this while firing their enormous, two-handed {{BFG}}s.
* In ''Videogame/ChronoTrigger'', Chrono does this after every battle. And once in the ending when [[AndTheAdventureContinues he's called to action one last time.]]
* In the final scene of ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'', [[TheProtagonist William Bishop]] does a fist pump in front of a cheering crowd upon climbing out of his plane after the FinalBattle. The fact that this action is implemented as a [[PressXToNotDie Quick Time Event]] led to a minor MemeticMutation among the fans.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** In the Nintendo DS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', Ingus does this gesture when he levels up.
** Barrett of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' repeatedly pumps his fist for his victory pose.
** Zell of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has this in his stock body language animations, as well as a more enthusiastic version in his victory pose.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'':
** Kanji being the youngest on the investigation team, and easily excited, does a fist pump as his victory pose.
** In the updated rerelease "Golden", The Main Character will do a fist pump as his victory pose when he's wearing the red ranger costume.
* Marion does this at the end of the opening movie of ''Gunbird'' on the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* From ''WebSite/KnowYourMeme'': The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-hate-sandcastles-success-kid Success Kid]] advice animal celebrates life's little moments of win.


[[folder: Web Video ]]

* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': According to Lizzie, this is what Mrs Bennet did at Ellen Gibson's wedding when she was enjoying her success as a matchmaker when her daughter Jane and Bing hit it off, dancing together song after song. Let's hope Lizzie meant it metaphorically.
-->'''Lizzie:''' Then [I was] watching mom pump her fist so that everyone in the world knew of her unbridled success.


[[folder: Web Comic ]]

* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=929 silently expresses pride]] at being able to [[GenderBender transform back into guy]] in time to prevent the embarrassment of Ellen seeing that he had [[InvoluntaryShapeshifter involuntarily transformed into a girl in his sleep]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Parodies this in the episode "Caffeinated Coffee Tickets". Mordecai and Rigby want to get concert tickets for a band called "Fist Pump". They do this pose many times throughout the episode while shouting [[MemeticMutation "Fiiist Puuummmp"]].
** Also used by Mordecai and Rigby in "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese" to begin the Baby Ducks' tranformation sequence needed to combat the geese. They begin by pumping too hard and are told by the ducks to "dial it back a bit".
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': Carl pumps his fist whenever he shouts "Tonight!"
* In one segment of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[='=] ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]]'' ("Wanted: Dead, then Alive"), Sideshow Bob does this in a victory pose with a smile on his face after looking at Bart's body in awe, as he has just killed his ArchEnemy for the first time.
-->"[[InformalEulogy The deed is done.]] [[ComicBookTime 24 years of trying to kill a ten-year-old child have finally paid off.]]"