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The [[Franchise/DragonBall Kamehame]] [[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadoken]] is a [[KiAttacks Ki Attack]] in the form of a burst of [[PureEnergy weaponised ki]], shot from the cupped hands of the main character after bringing his/her hands forward from behind their back or aside their hip, and varying greatly in size and intensity. The attack is always derived from the latent power of the user, and the blast is ''incredibly'' destructive, ranging from causing large personal property damage, to the destruction of large satellites, to possibly destroying the planet on which the character stands. It is frequently, though not always, a FinishingMove.

Can be a form of LimitBreak. A staple for {{Shotoclone}}s, along with the {{Shoryuken}} and HurricaneKick. Compare with {{BFG}}, which is often the technological version, and WaveMotionGun, for the HumongousMecha or spaceship-scale version of that. Also WaveMotionSword, the sword version. Contrast BeamSpam. Compare also BlastingTime, where the character "throws" the energy attack.

In the introduction to the manga ''Manga/DragonBall'', creator Akira Toriyama said that he named Goku's energy attack after Kamehameha I (King of Hawaii) after visiting Hawaii on vacation and seeing a statue of the king, though in-universe, Kamehameha translates in Japanese as "Turtle School Blast" or "Turtle Devastation Wave".

Contrast with HandBlast, where the attack is not tied to the attacker's [[KiAttacks Ki]] or {{Mana}}. Depending on perception, both could be delivered by PowerPalms.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The TropeCodifier, and first TropeNamer here, is the Kamehameha (literally "Turtle [School] Wave Attack", often rendered less accurately but more colorfully as "Turtle Destruction Wave") used by Goku and others from ''Franchise/DragonBall''. Not that there weren't plenty of cousins around, such as the Gallick (or Garlic) Gun and Final Flash (which takes [practically] forever and a day to charge up and is [literally] about 500 miles wide) used by Vegeta, the Masenko used by Piccolo and Gohan, the Dodonpa used by Tenshinhan and all other Crane School fighters, and numerous unnamed energy blast attacks used by other characters, as well as several variations of the original - Kamehameha from the feet, Super Kamehameha, Warp Kamekameha and Big Bang Kamehameha.
** [[AffectionateParody Parodied]] in an omake of ''Manga/WeddingPeach'', with Kame Hame Kame.
** Parodied again in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', with {{Nabeshin}}'s Nabehameha.
** Also in ''{{Yotsubato}}'', Jumbo is told that Miura's parents are too busy to take her anywhere during the summer, so he takes her fishing. At the end of the trip, he finds out she's going to Hawaii in the fall, and goes comically berserk, yelling ''"Kamehameha!"'' at her -- which is an actually relevant name, given her destination.
** Parodied in lots and lots of shows, though the Kamehameha is not the ultimate ki attack in the Dragon Ball, just the most used and recognizable.
** Parodied ''within the series'' with Goten's "Kame''k''ameha" - basically the same attack, except [[HilarityEnsues Goten has no control over where it goes.]]
* Raoh's ''Hokuto Goushou Ha'' and ''Tenshou Honretsu'' from ''FistOfTheNorthStar''. His youngest brother Kenshiro has a more precise version that allows the striking of individual pressure points called ''Tenha Kassatsu'', best demonstrated against [[spoiler:Souther]].
* Ryoga of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' has the depression-powered ''Shishi Hokodan'', and Ranma has the confidence-powered ''Moko Takabisha'', although the strongest version of the former is a more like a giant SphereOfDestruction that falls on top of everything. For added fun, they actually look like Hadokens when fired normally. Except in the second NonSerialMovie, in which they are shown more like the Kamehameha.
** This is in fact a Japanese pun. "Ki" (using the same kanji) can mean "feelings".
** Meanwhile, Prince Herb of the Musk Dynasty simply emits massive, unnamed torrents of raw ki from his hands. The final adversary in the series, the Phoenix King Saffron, possesses the ''Tenka Shunmetsu Kokyuudan'' (roughly, "Entire-Empire Instant Annihilation Shot") a giant heat ray capable of vaporizing mountains.
** Hinako Ninomiya is not only able to drain the BattleAura from others with her special technique, but can, by holding her hands in front of her face, forefinger and thumb tips pressing, also expel the gathered energy as a crackling meteor of electrical energy, a move she calls the Happo No Yen Coin Return.
* In ''YuYuHakusho'', Yusuke Urameshi's attack, the [[IncrediblyLamePun Reigun]], is a variation, wherein he usually fires a large blast from only one finger at a time, though he has at times full-palmed the blast, resulting in the partial destruction of no less than two stadiums and a fair portion of the surrounding landscape.
* Manga/{{Naruto}} has its own variation, with the tailed beasts being able to form "dense chakra" blasts [[BreathWeapon from their mouths]], destroying a large hill and most of the ground surrounding it in a half-mile diameter. And it only gets ''more'' dramatic from there.
* In a strange combination with the WaveMotionGun, ''GGundam'' has the Sekiha Tenkyoken, the ultimate attack of the School of the Undefeated of the East, which practitioners can perform on foot (where it appears to be a gigantic hand) and while piloting their MotionCaptureMecha (where it more closely resembles this trope).
** Don't forget Domon combined the Exploding God Finger/Erupting Burning Finger with the Sekiha Tenkyoken, which, like everything else in that series, is surrounded by HotBlooded [[CrowningMomentofAwesome CMoA]] screaming. In the final episode, Rain and Domon attacked the Devil Gundam's core with the "Erupting Burning Finger Sekiha [[ThePowerOfLove Love-Love]] Tenkyoken".
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', as [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Serenity]], evokes this whenever she uses the Mystical Silver Crystal. [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum That is, when it doesn't decide to bail on her.]]
** Her live-action counterpart in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' has an even more powerful attack -- which [[spoiler:is responsible for the complete death of the Moon Kingdom]].
** Sailor Saturn from the later seasons of TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] has an explicit planet-killer attack, which also automatically kills ''her''. Needless to say, this is Only Works Once. (See Mystical Silver Crystal.)
* Used in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' by Menos level [[{{TheHeartless}} Hollows]], the move is called Cero. Most Hollows use the technique as a BreathWeapon. Arrancar, on the other hand, can unleash these attacks from their fingers.
** Not to mention Nnoitra's [[http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Image:Nnoitra%27s_cero.JPG Cero from his tongue.]]
** [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} Ramped up]] by Grimmjow Jeagerjacques during his final confrontation with Ichigo, unleashing a variation of the attack that only Espada-level Arrancar can use: the Gran Rey Cero.
*** Ramped up even further with Ulquiorra's Cero Oscura [[spoiler: (and probably further still with Ichigo's standard Cero which is, according to Ulquiorra, even more powerful.)]]
*** Ramped up even more with [[spoiler: Starrk ]] who [[spoiler: doesn't need a pose to fire his off]]
** As well as [[spoiler:Adult Nel's Cero Doble, which fires the opponent's Cero (after she ''swallows it!'') back, along with Nel's own Cero]]!
** Not to mention [[spoiler:Pesche and Dondochakka's Cero Sincr?co, which combines both of their Ceros and condenses it into a swirling ball of destruction]]
** [[spoiler: This is (ironically) the ability of Soi Fon's Bankai; she mentions that the huge, flashy nature of it is what keeps her from using it regularly.]]
** It also happens that Hado #88, Hiryugekizokushintenraiho is a form of this.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' and ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has several monsters that pull this off. They include Exodia, Obelisk the Tormentor, etc.
* ''PrettyCure'':
** Most prevalent in ''FutariWaPrettyCure'', where Pretty Cure Marble Screw (and its variations) and Pretty Cure Rainbow Storm are two-person Kamehame Hadoken variants.
** ''FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'''s Pretty Cure Twin Stream Splash is quite similar to the Marble Screw variants, and ''its'' powered-up versions are even more like the standard Kamehame Hadoken.
** ''YesPrettyCure5'' stayed away from this for the most part. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Then Cure Mint figured out how to turn the Mint Shield into one.]]
** It came back in ''SmilePrettyCure'' with Cure Happy's Happy Shower. It's a ''pink heart-shaped'' Kamehame Hadoken!
* ''GetterRobo'': '''GEEETTAAAAAAAA BEEEEEAAAAAAAAM!!!!'''
** STOOOOOOOOOONAAAAAHHHH SUUUUUUUUUNNSHIIIIIIINE!!
* [[spoiler: Vivio's Sankt Kaiser form]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' used this against the titular character during the final battle of the third season. The BeamOWar against Nanoha's WaveMotionGun was inevitable.
* In ''{{Slayers}}'', Lina Inverse's Dragon Slave spell starts as a Kamehame Hadoken, and ends in a SphereOfDestruction.
* Nina does this to Arika during their first duel in ''{{Mai-Otome}}''.
* ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' has SantaClaus use this attack against [[CatGirl Kyouka]] during their duel. Yes, Santa Claus.
-->'''Santa Claus''': "MERRY... CHRISTMAS!!" *BOOM*
* In ''Manga/{{Katekyo Hitman Reborn}}'', there is Tsuna's ultimate technique, the X-Burner. This is different from most attacks of this type in that it actually attempts to [[YouFailPhysicsForever actually follow the laws of physics]]. The X-Burner requires that Tsuna balances the massive force he exerts in the front with an equal force in the back, so that he doesn't get violently pushed back. Most {{Kamehame Hadoken}}s have a MissingBackblast.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' [[spoiler:Father]] acquires the ability to create such attacks after [[spoiler:acquiring the power of God]].
* Technological example: the Radiant Wave Surger from ''CodeGeass'', built into the [[HumongousMecha Guren]]'s right hand. The tactic here is to grip the opponent then fire the microwave emitter built into the palm which [[AgonyBeam rapidly cooks the target mecha's pilot alive]] while turning the target itself into a pile of slag. It can even block bullets. Later on, it is upgraded to be capable of [[WaveMotionGun firing at long-range]] or firing over a large area to hit multiple enemies, putting them out of commission for a while. Then it gets upgraded again, this time giving it even stronger bullet-blocking as well as the ability to detach and launch the entire hand like a RocketPunch, only with a WaveMotionGun.
* [[OnePiece King Neptune]] used something called Ultramarine, and from the looks of it, it seems like an [[MakingASplash underwater]] version of a Kamehameha Wave.
** There is also Rob Lucci's Rokuougan, which has the signature Kamehame Hadoken pose but generates an invisible shockwave instead of a visible beam of energy.
* Several attacks from ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' are this, most notably [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Silphymon]]'s Top Gun/Static Force.
** Also [[Anime/DigimonSavers Rosemon]]'s [[http://wikimon.net/images/d/d4/Forbidden_Temptation.jpg Forbidden Temptation attack]].
* In ''GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu'', while in [[HumongousMecha Gaiking]]'s [[SuperMode Face Open]] mode, Daiya can use a version of his ChestBlaster move, tempered by martial arts training, that gathers the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Flame energy]] in his hands before throwing it at the enemy.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': With the exception of [[TokenMiniMoe Manami]], who uses [[RocketPunch a rocket-powered glove]], the entire cast is capable of unleashing various forms of ki based energy blast and ki-enhanced powered strikes. Which is best seen at the conclusion of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_z3YxPQ20s Yuka's match with Jun.]]
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[[folder:Comics]]
* One of the powers of Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'s suit. She usually fires it from one hand at a time, but has done the classic double-palmed Hadoken. Since the suit's an EmpathicWeapon, it's usually really weak (in line with her self-esteem). Threaten her friends, though, and it'll [[LetsGetDangerous suddenly set itself to "Carbonise"]].
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* From the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' we have [[spoiler: [=ChaosGallantmon=]]]'s ''Judecca Prison'' technique.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Yes, the Kamehameha shows up in ''Film/DragonballEvolution''. Either from unmitigated gall or a need to give the studio's legal department a workout, the writers decided to call it ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender airbending]]''.
** ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'' had the same long channeling when Ryu was first learning it before he could use at-will. And the flying part may be an homage to when Goku first fought King Piccolo in ''Dragon Ball''.
* While it wasn't very powerful in the games, Liu Kang's ki attack is used as a finishing move in the first ''Film/MortalKombat'' film, where he uses it to throw [[BigBad Shang Tsung]] into the SpikesOfDoom.
* Let's not forget TheSorcerersApprentice.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* This was the designated FinishingMove of Ninjor, who appeared in the third season of ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]]''.
** Ditto his Franchise/SuperSentai counterpart, [[Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger Ninjaman/Samuraiman]].
** Green Ranger also does one when he first fought the Rangers in "Green With Evil, Part 1".
* Ando from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' can occasionally do this. It's not quite as epic as most Kamehame Hadoken attacks, but it looks very much the same.
* These tend to be the {{Finishing Move}}s of just about all the [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultramen]].
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Both Kenny Omega and Player Uno have been known to use the Hadoken - Omega's requires a few moments of concentration but is most always successful, and Uno's is rather instant but is regularly blocked by his opponent raising their forearms. Used once against his own partner Player Dos (then known as Stupified) to which Stup. complained against his use of superpowers.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s8jO3HCdPI&feature=related This clip]] features Japanese wrestler Men's Teioh channeling Ryu in a battle with Abdullah Kobayashi.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The recent supplement to ''[[MutantsAndMasterminds Mutants & Masterminds]]'', Mecha & Manga, has the power, Devastating Blast. The power fits this trope entirely (as was intended in this anime-based supplement) and you may spend combat turns to charge the power, increasing the power's damage.
* Classic 1st-block ''MagicTheGathering'' combo [[GameBreaker Channel and Fireball]]. 19 Health turned into mana + 1 point of other mana = 20pts of damage directly to your opponent's face. That's one big fireball.
** To add the nail to the coffin, the original combo was Black Lotus, Channel, and Fireball, which was incidentally a first turn (or alternatively, turn zero, as the opponent never gets a turn) OneHitKill. And keep in mind this was in the days before the number of copies of any card was restricted, so you could have a deck that consisted of literally nothing but Black Lotuses, Channels, and Fireballs. Think someone charging up a Kamehameha or Hadouken, and then think of their opponent unleashing a blast of equal or greater power before they get to finish the first syllable. Fun times.
*** Also, later sets of Magic gave us Demonfire and Banefire, cards with similar effects to the classic Fireball. This is of course long after the days of the environment of Channel/Fireball, so obviously they require a much greater investment, so what makes them so special, you ask? They can't be countered or prevented as long as you have no cards left in hand or are dealing five or more damage with them, respectively. What they lack in First Turn Kill comboliciousness they make up for by being nigh unstoppable blasts of destruction.
* When DungeonsAndDragons first introduced the Warlock class, the core ability that defined the class was the [[http://www.heroesoflesserearth.com/2006/01/hole_comic_2006-01-10gif/ Eldritch Blast,]] a single-target ranged attack that could be cast at-will and did massive amounts of damage on par with a rogue's sneak attack. This of course led to players [[FanNickname shouting "Hadouken" and "Kamehameha" as they attacked.]]
** A supplemental book also introduced "Ki Blast," a moderately damaging blast of energy that ate up a Monk's use of Ki. As soon as TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'s Beta came out and revealed that Monks would now use Ki Pools and have Ki Points, many a DM jumped on this with succeeding feats which upped the damage of the Ki Blast, until they hit Kamehame Hadoken levels of damage - some to the point that a gimped-out Monk built only for blasting their Chi could, while probably not able to outright kill, at least cut a Great Wyrm Red Dragon's HP in half by going from full Ki to zilch in one turn to power a mega blast.
** In the ''Ultimate Magic'' sourcebook for ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', one of the alternate class "archetypes" presented in the Qinggong Monk, who specializes in KiManipulation. As a result, it can gain a number of spells fuelled by its [[{{Mana}} ki pool]], two of which are the extremely Hadouken-like "Blood Crow Strike"[[note]]hurls multiple spherical bolts of flame at a target[[/note]] and the somewhat Kamehame Ha-like "Cold Ice Strike"[[note]]blasts a line of freezing-cold energy and/or ice shards from the hands[[/note]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' ''of course'' features these in abundance. They range from shooting [[GoodHurtsEvil Holy]] beams of light off of the edge of your sword (for Solars) to unleashing bolts of pure elemental energy (for the Dragon-Blooded).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The second part of the name comes from the Hadoken ("Surge Fist"; the "hadou" part can also be translated as "wave motion", as in WaveMotionGun) used by Ryu and Ken (and Akuma and Sakura) from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series, specifically the Shinkuu Hadoken (A big fireball in the canonical games and a huge beam in ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Marvel vs. Capcom]]'' and its successor ''Tatsunoko vs. Capcom''; the latter fits the definition of the trope more.). It's even commonly said that the designers were inspired by the Kamehameha when they came up with the Hadoken.
** Chun Li's "Kikosho" attack is a stationary version of this. Rather than a beam of death, it's a SphereOfDestruction (which is an upgraded version of her standard projectile, the Kikoken, which fits here more neatly).
** There's a lot of 'em in ''Street Fighter''. Aside from the mentioned:
*** Dee Jay and Guile: Both are more accurately RazorWind powers, done without swords, as they involve pressurized air manipulated by Ki instead of actual ki.
*** Newcomer Juri can fire strange, slow moving purple versions [[ExtremityExtremist using her feet]]
*** Oro throws spherical versions, with the largest being a CombinedEnergyAttack.
*** Rose and M. Bison have their own Soul and Psycho-powered fireballs, though whether these are Ki or Psychic attacks is debatable.
*** [[JokeCharacter Dan]] has the Gadouken, which he does one-handed and travels a pathetic distance (as part of the character's blatant mockery of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting''[[note]]Ryo also fires his Koohken one-handed, and it has slim-to-none range when the ManaMeter is empty - when the Kyokugen style was ported to ''TheKingOfFighters'', the Koohken became a next-door range projectile by standard[[/note]]). However, as of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', it no longer does pathetic damage as well, instead being [[LethalJokeCharacter more powerful and more damaging than Ryu's version]]. Particularly the Ultra form, where it's several times the size of Ryu's and so powerful it [[LawOfInverseRecoil knocks Dan down.]]
* Batsu and Hideo of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' (and later Kurow as Vatsu in ''Project Justice'') have assists where their partners do this with them (Batsu/Vatsu does it standing next to his partner firing their attacks together, whereas Hideo and his partner flank the opponent and "crush" him/her with their attacks). Burning Batsu in ''Project Justice'' uses a beam-firing variant.
* [[VideoGame/ArtOfFighting Art of Fighting's]] infamous Haoh Shoko Ken, used by series protagonists Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, is the Hado Ken on steroids. The move results in a massive wall of Ki that can drain the target of half their lifebar in a single blast! Their master (and father, in Ryo's case) can use it to even greater effect; capable of launching it three times rapidly in succession. And in their team's [[KingOfFighters KoF 2000]] ending, he uses it to deflect a blast from the [[KillSat Zero Cannon!]]
* Some [[LimitBreak Final Smashes]] in ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'', like the {{Mario}} Finale.
** The {{Pokemon}} Lucario's signature attack Aura Sphere is a blatant Hadoken look-alike of the large projectile variety, while its [[FinishingMove Final Smash]] in ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'' is the continuous beam variety. It's even ''called'' "Hadoudan" in Japan!
*** Also in Pokemon are is the move Focus Blast, which is even described as working with Chi. There's also a number of Fighting pokemon that can learn Hyper Beam, which one can assume is performed the same way (Considering a number of Fighting type lack a mouth)
*** Likewise, in ''SuperSmashBros Melee'', the {{Pokemon}} Mewtwo uses Shadow Ball, which resembles a purple-and-black Kamehameha.
* A number of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters have this technique at their disposal, but the most common variation is undoubtedly Marisa Kirisame's ''Master Spark'' (never mind that she has to cup a magical artifact in her hands to launch the beam; the pose is the same).
** Here is example from a fanvideo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wAbACOuvWc Marisa's Final Spark/Final Master Spark]] starting at 5:10.
** [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/File:Spark_lesson.jpg Laser is not difficult]].
** Yuuka Kazami, the original creator of the Master Spark, does the same, but uses her [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] to launch the attack, and also clones herself so she actually gets TWO Master Sparks. In the fanon game ''TouhouSoccer 2'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DNBlhRrCw&feature=related Mima can join her]] for ''three'' Master Sparks. Mima herself is not one to be outdone, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kofnEdB8Blc&feature=related even by herself]].
** Tenshi Hinanawi's TitleDrop Attack from Scarlet Weather Rhapsody is a "laser" is made of many, ''many'' bullets packed together so tightly there's no space between them.
* Barret's final limit, Catastrophe, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is a similar attack but is actually superheated plasma being shot from his ArmCannon. It is, however, implied to be fueled by the very life essence of The Planet.
* Regal, of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', has one of these. It is only ever seen once. Well, maybe twice.
* From VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia, DHAOS LASER! [[ThatOneBoss So friggin' powerful, it may as well qualify as a]] WaveMotionGun.
* The Pyro of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has a taunt that mimicked this. The taunt instantly kills anyone standing next to it. Can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYUIA8pp53k here]].
** There was a [[GoodBadBugs bug]] with the Soldier's Cow Mangler 5000 that can look like this. If the Soldier taunts while charging a shot, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3roqd3rOtPs he will shoot a laser from his chest or hands]].
*** The bug persists with the Beggar's Bazooka, however instead of a laser, it's one to three rockets coming out of his hands. The "Director's Vision" special taunt looks the most like the trope.
* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter'', the protagonist can perform this in the form of the 'Dragon Breath' attack, when using his DeadlyUpgrade form. At the end of the game, he even manages to get in a BeamOWar with an actual dragon.
* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' (and its handheld ports), characters can level up their mastery of weapon types to gain various special attacks. For those of the martial artist career path, these attacks consist largely of simple punch and kick combos for the first few levels... until they obtain the 'Lions Roar' technique, which costs more than ''ten times'' as much mana as their previous moves, often requiring mana-boosting equipment to use even once per fight when it is first acquired. When the attack is used, the character somersaults into the sky, pushing their back up against the lens of the isometric camera, and throws an enormous Kamehame Hadoken, killing everything within a large radius of their original position before falling gently to earth. Awesome.
** The Blazing Palm special in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'' is a much more modest fiery Kamehameha, without the absurd MP cost of Lion's Roar. The Nekomata monster class gets its own version of this: Cat Blast.
* One of the attacks of Soulgain in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is called [[TheFourGods Seiryuu Rin]]... which is practically this trope exemplified. While weaker than Soulgain's other attacks, it's the only attack that allows multi-enemy targeting.
** Rushbird's Light Blazer from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsL''
* Zeus Guys in ''YoshisIsland'' use this as their primary attack.
* In ''SaintsRowTheThird'', Pierce throws a Hadouken in a Japanese commercial for a sports drink. The Boss can also mimic the act of throwing a fireball as a taunt, though it doesn't actually throw fireballs. In the final mission of the DLC ''The Trouble With Clones'', however, the Boss is temporarily granted, among other special powers, the ability to throw fireballs.
* Julian's Soul Bomb attack in ''{{Little Fighter 2}}''.
* Dark Demon in ''DynamiteHeaddy'' has a beam attack that takes up nearly the entire screen.
* Fei in ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has an attack resembling this as one of his final Deathblows.
** His "chi blast" spell when used in his gear is straight up Kamehame Hadoken or Wave Motion Fist except it looks be somewhat fire elemental, even though its not. His special option ability "Thor Wave" is an even better example.
* Basch in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a [[LimitBreak quickening]] called "Fulminating Darkness" (How's ''that'' for an attack name?), which superficially resembles Vegeta's Final Flash, except it's a beam of swirling greenish-black energy. It's actually the weakest of Basch's quickenings, though.
* {{Kirby}}'s fully-charged shot from his Plasma ability (Which is later merged into the Spark ability) attack looks like this. It doesn't hurt that his hat for this ability looks like a green version of Goku's Super Saiyan hair.
** Kirby also has access to multiple versions of this with the Fighter ability, first being able to instantaneously launch a wave of energy with a kick or punch in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. These were replaced in the following games with a chargeable fireball launched in the exact same fashion as the classic Hadoken. Eventually, ''Return to Dreamland'' gave the ability ''both'' of the aforementioned attacks, and threw an additional nod to the Hadoken by allowing Kirby to instantly launch a charged fireball with a quarter circle forward motion.
* Linn Kurosawa gets one of these in ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom''.
* Invoked in ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' for the Dragonball (named after the Dragon Punch and Fireball/Hadoken from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'') weapons.
* Cloud of Darkness in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' has its signature Particle Beam attack. In the DS version, it builds it by charging the energy between its hands; which are cupped, facing each other, and stacked vertically, and then fires it as a beam of energy by separating its hands.
** It comes back with a vengeance in Dissidia, featuring several forms of the Particle Beam and Cloud of Darkness' [[LimitBreak EX Burst]] being a massive Particle Beam that is described in-game as leaving nothing but dust.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has the Geno Beam.
** Jinx has Bombs Away, which is also the most powerful physical attack in the game.
* As opposed to the honorable trope namers, ''NoMoreHeroes''' resident cheating bastard, Destroyman, uses the sphere-type [[CallingYourAttacks Destroy Cannon]]. The Destroy Buster (beam-type), [[IncrediblyLamePun on the other hand]], comes from [[FreudWasRight somewhere else]].
* Despite being a clone of the ''Street Fighter'' games, the {{SNES}} version of ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters'' is pretty light on this. Only Raphael and Wingnut come close.
* The ''MadKarateMan'' does this to boost the speed of the businessman.
* Cliff Fittir's Max Shockwave in ''StarOcean3''.
* Several [[BareFistedMonk martial artists]] in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series come equipped with special runes which allow them to execute this kind of attack.
* Mash/Sabin Rene Figaro's Aura Cannon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
** Sabin's special moves are actually done by entering fighting-game-like button combos. The one for Aura Cannon? Quarter-circle forward, the same input as a Hadoken in Street Fighter
* The massive series of ''Franchise/DragonBall'' games, especially the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' games, and ''especially'' the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi'' games.
** Goku in the PlayStation2 fighter ''Super Dragon Ball Z'' has a Kamehameha that hits like a 3-hit hadoken. Considering that the project was headed by the producer of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and the [[StreetFigher Street Fighter series]], this makes some sense.
* Alex Mercer of VideoGame/{{Prototype}} has one. However, given [[BodyHorror what he is]], it's made of tentacles.
* In ''[[VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen]]'', one of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExosTp1Q-1w#t=4m42s three most powerful]] {{Limit Break}}s is this. It's fueled with ThePowerOfLove, as you need ''both'' of your two female partners to have very high RelationshipValues with your main protagonist, [=McLeod=].
* In ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu'', JackieChan can do "psycho wave" attacks for a limited number of times.
* ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' has a series of knuckle weapons and a character that can use them. The use of this trope (the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Umbra Knuckles']] [[CastingAShadow Shadow Cannon]]) was inevitable.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' with Ryoku's Soul Nuke. As the Kitsune saga in general and the Dragon Koi Tournament in particular is pretty much a parody of popular anime, the attack takes a month or so to actually charge up (which is roughly enough time for the saga in general to wrap up). It ultimately never gets used, as by the time the final wrapping up cutscene of the saga rolls around, your character unceremoniously knocks Ryoku out just as he's finally about to cut loose.
* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series gives us the Nova Skeletons, or as they're better described, '''''skeletons with Kamehamehas'''''. In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow Dawn of Sorrow]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia Order of Ecclesia]]'', you can steal their beams.
* The Flame in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2: The Shadow and the Flame'' is thrown much like a Hadoken.
* The title character in ''Kuri Kinton'' (a little known arcade game by Creator/{{Taito}}) can do this by holding down the attack button and letting go when fully charged.
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', X is able to learn the Hadoken in the first game as an EasterEgg.
** Being an {{expy}} of Akuma, [[PlayingWithFire Magma Dragoon]] from ''X4'' uses fiery versions of these.
* In the game ''VideoGame/PerfectWorld International'' there is a class known as the Mystic who has access to this in the form of their "Absorb Soul" attack.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': [[spoiler: Berserk Asura]] combines this with BeamSpam and MacrossMissileMassacre, using four Mana arms to charge and fire enough beams to chew through an entire armada.
** [[spoiler: Chakravartin, AKA God,fire an ultra massive super laser at Earth, intending to destroy it and begin anew. Planet in the path of the beam are ''vaporised''.]]
* In ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'', Twilight Sparkle has this attack. The gems Rarity summons also serve as this for her.
* Malik Caesars from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' can unleash the Mystic Arte "Malik Beam", in which he turns his back to the enemy, and then this trope came out ''from his back''.
** Hubert from the same game, during his Mystic Arte "No Quarter," also inexplicably gets to do this too. [[{{Badass}} With one beam in each hand.]]
* Combat Girl from Super ''MondayNightCombat'' fires a "combat laser" out of thin air apparently by sheer power of will.
* In ''VideoGame/BookOfMagesTheDarkTimes'', mages have access to the Combined Bolt attack, which works by gathering all of the mage's [[BeamSpam attacking and defending bolts]] into a single crescent-shaped blast that tears through most enemies' defenses. In particular, the mages of the Burning Hill and Great Sea clans rely on this ability to overwhelm their enemies' defenses.
* WorldOfWarcraft's most recent expansion, Mists of Pandaria, features the Monk class that uses Chi to do all sorts of mystical things. One talent they can take in the level 30 tier is called "Chi Blast" and for all intents and purposes, is a Kamehameha, that can heal allies as well as deal damage. Some of the character casting animations are reminiscent of the standard stance for these kinds of techniques, though only the Monk class is using chi.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' introduces the ability to equip each hand separately, allowing for dual-wielding weapons, dual-wielding spells, or dual-wielding weapons and spells. For spells, you can pick a low-level perk in each magic school's perk tree for "Dual-casting". Any spell in a school with its dual-cast perk enabled that projects onto a target (as opposed to on the caster) will do a Kamehame Hadoken, complete with charge buildup. Doing so amps up the effect beyond what just tandem-casting separately would do. For best visual flair, use the Adept-level [[SplashDamage area-effect]] [[FireIceLightning destruction spells]]. The Lightning Master level spell is also a great version of one with a sustained beam. Unlike the other AwesomeButImpractical Master level spells, you might find yourself using it as more than just a novelty spell.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' has the unique attack ''Magma Axis'', in which the Hito-Shura essentially lights his arms on fire, gathers explosive energy and lashes at an enemy. It's not a particularly good attack, but it's [[RuleOfCool quite cool to see]].
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* In ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' Momoyo uses the attack "Kawakamiha". It's not the only instance, but probably the most similar to the TropeCodifier.
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* In ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'', the Hadoken is the signature attack of Black Mage, and unleashes power equivalent to a small nuke. He also once used it for a RecoilBoost, calling it "Boatdoken". The Red Mage used a similar attack once ("Hadoyastopthis!?"). Fighterdoken and Medoken are not actually Kamehame Hadoken attacks but {{Fastball Special}}s. Black Mage's Hadoken is powered by ThePowerOfLove [[spoiler:- literally. It ''consumes love from the universe'' to power itself. The divorce rate rises every time he fires it off.]]
** The ''CaptainSNES'' parody actually uses the name "Kamehamehadoken."
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''LookingForGroup'': After Richard gets trapped in a bleach-white purgatory, he is seen attempting to use the Hadoken; the only effect seems to be that he forms a blue glowing ball in his hands, to which he says "that didn't work as well as I'd liked." He does, however, follow up with a successful Shoryuken to Hctib.
* In ''{{Erfworld}}'', Maggie casts [[strike: Hadoken]] Hoboken to kill an enemy mount.
** The Hoboken is latter revealed to be a basic attack spell known to almost every caster.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1563 Ellen's "amped up" Transformation Beam]] is a fairly obvious ShoutOut to the original Kamehameha (WordOfGod confirms).
* The lead character in ''Webcomic/TheCartoonChroniclesOfConroyCat'' unleashes one with an [[http://dtoons.com/conroy/2010/10/had-ow-ken/ unpleasant side effects.]]
* Magical version from {{Drowtales}}. Take an ordinary ProjectileSpell, add 1000 years of (mana/aura)growth and experience - [[http://www.drowtales.com/longestwait.php?order=date&id=24 destruction ensues]]. Unfortunately, her targets dodged.
* [[spoiler:Becquerel]] uses it in ''{{Homestuck}}'', to destroy [[spoiler:the meteor heading for Jade's house]].
* Chloe in ''EerieCuties'', when she accidentally got a [[AmplifierArtifact power boost]] and [[PowerHigh lost control]], [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/Learn%20Shakespeare torched]] [[CreepyDoll Blair]] for interrupting her lunch.
* When FightingGame fan Sydney in ''Webcomic/UnintentionallyPretentious'' takes a Qigong class, she's disappointed to learn that by focusing her Qi, she can't actually [[http://www.unintentionallypretentious.com/index.asp?c=65 "dookin"]] anything.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' that's how Satan and [[HornyDevils Devil Girls]] "Bomf!" (which bedevils living things or simple objects and [[ExplosiveInstrumentation explodes]] more advanced hardware), Jesus does "[[CallingYourAttacks Salvation!]]" and Buddha calms down people -- this one is temporary.
* In ''{{Sonichu}}'', the AuthorAvatar fires an attack called the "Curse-ya-ha-me-ha", which is said to inflict great misfortune on its target.
* ''MoonCrest24'': Volleyball style!
* Shota's signature move, simply called the Fireball (though it is explicitly stated to be a ki attack) in ''Webcomic/EveryButtonHurtsTheOtherGuy'' is one of these.
* In ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', WarriorMonk trainee Chris [[http://www.errantstory.com/2010-02-26/4664 attempts one of these]] against [[PhysicalGod Ian]]. It [[ShootingSuperman works about as well as you'd expect]].
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* Virtually perfected by the always trope conscious Chris O'Neill in the phenomenally awesome-packed Newgrounds video [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/468840 Chris & Harry]].
* The DBZ-inspired ''SuperMarioBrosZ'' has characters busting out the Kamehame Hadoken on several occasions. It's rather a specialty of Fire Mario and Bowser, for example, and Mecha Sonic uses one in episode 6 to finish off Axem Red.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Chaka has learned a secret Ki attack like this from a superpowered ninja opponent. She fires it from a finger and calls it her [[Film/ChittyChittyBangBang 'Chaka Chaka Bang Bang']].
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* In an American use of this, by the 3rd season of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', Danny, when needing a more powerful hit to stop an enemy, performs a very quick Kamehame-Hadoken-like Ectoblast. He and Dani, his clone/cousin perform a dual-blast in this manner, one which seems only slightly less powerful than his Ghostly Wail (and a lot less draining)
* There are a couple of examples in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight'' in the finale. [[spoiler: After Hal Jordan reactivates the Green Element and becomes rather Ion-like, he one-hand blasted Sinestro through several buildings. Then during their last DBZ-style ring powered fist fight, Hal uses the last power in his ring for a nice, big blast.]]
* Though the attack wasn't done at all, the attack name was mentioned in ''JimmyTwoShoes''. When Jimmy assumed the role of "Power Squid" and fought his first battle against a horde of clowns, as he/the squid on his head fought them, his fourth battle cry was "Hadoken!" before ending it with a spin kick.
* Control Freak, in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', when he had acquired the skills of a "12'th level space samurai" and a bunch of other stuff after porting himself into the [[ShowWithinAShow land of television]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Korra makes this pose while attempting to airbend a newspaper, while shouting "Airbend!"
* From ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': When Jackie is empowered by an ancient symbol from the Lotus temple, he gains the abilitie to use various KiAttacks. Playing with this trope, he does the standard Kamehame Hadoken pose, but instead launches a ''tornado''. In a later episode, Jackie and Jade unwittingly uncover a secret order of Druid-like people called the Magisters. They are capable of firing off this kind of energy attack when they [[CallingYourAttack say "Ex Metu Vires!"]], Latin for "power from fear".
* While Mr. Freeze more traditionally uses a [[FreezeRay single-handed Freeze Gun]], in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode Meltdown, he premieres an improved containment suit that fires freezing beams from both gauntlets.
* In the second part of the season 4 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', both the villain [[spoiler: Tirek]] and, even more surprising, [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle]], have this during their fight.
** In ''WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls'', [[OneWingedAngel Devil]] Sunset Shimmer fires one of these at the Humane Six, but they deflect it with ThePowerOfFriendship.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ZtaRUVkwA WANT!]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC6I8iPiHT8 Pistol Shrimp's]] claw is modified to snap shut so quickly that it produces a flash of light and blast of sound reaching 218 decibels, louder than a gunshot. It does this by the claw's snapping creating a low pressure bubble, which then collapses, with the sound created by its collapse. The light? That would be the heat created by its collapse. This enables the shrimp to both stun and roast its prey in one shot.
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