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[[caption-width-right:257:Taaaaaake THAT!]]

->''"Guaranteed to make your enemy a twinkle in the sky"''
-->-- '''"[[TropeNamer Megaton Punch]]" weapon description''', ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''

A punch so strong it doesn't just send its target [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom across the room]]; it sends them across town, or to another state, or even another country. Sometimes reaching Low Earth Orbit and vanishing as ATwinkleInTheSky.

This is usually an adaptation of a one-panel gag the animators end up having fun with, although the usual treatment is to make it so [[RefugeInAudacity over the top]] that it's not mistaken for real violence.

When its PervertRevengeMode, compare ArmorPiercingSlap, which this trope is often combined with, or HyperspaceMallet for another option an angry anime girl might try. If they're using a weapon of some sort, they may be a HomeRunHitter instead. Not to be confused with RocketPunch, although it's only a matter of time before the two are combined. May cause a NoseBleed if hit in the face, or if the character is being punched for [[AccidentalPervert seeing his attacker naked]]. If the victim is, in fact, completely and utterly innocent of such things and nothing naughty happened then it's an UnprovokedPervertPayback.

PunchedAcrossTheRoom is a more low-key, 'serious' version of this trope.

Not to be confused with the MiniGame of the same name from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', and its [[VideoGameRemake remake]] ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', or the city from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''VideoGame/FZero GP Legend'' included a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] punch scene in which there is an explosion comparable in size to one-eighth of the galaxy, which [[spoiler: both kills the BigBad and acts as a HeroicSacrifice for the Captain (He had an UnexplainedRecovery by the GBA game]].[[note]]The explosion was caused by something else, but that makes it less awesome, so we'll just pretend.[[/note]]
* In an episode of ''Manga/SoulEater'',
** [[spoiler:Maka receives one from Black*Star of all people.]] It ''was'' her suggestion, in order to make up after arguing with him, thus making it an inverted example.
** Though it's technically a chop, not a punch, [[GrimReaper Shinigami-sama's]] SHINIGAMI CHOP always leaves a huge bump on someone's head... and a crater in the ground [[LetsGetDangerous when he's serious]]
** Maka herself often dishes these out as well, albeit using a book. "MAKA CHOP!"
* Lime and the other marionettes in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' and its sequels frequently belt their annoying neighbor so hard he [[ATwinkleInTheSky vanishes into the distance.]]
* Akane Tendo (and most of the other female martial artists) in the anime adaptation of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Not so much in the manga, but then the anime tended to exaggerate ''everything''.
** Also, Megaton Kicks are just as common as Megaton Punches. Sometimes the target even has time to muse on the current state of affairs and smooth out their clothing while sailing peacefully through the air.
* Rekuta in ''Anime/DuelMasters''. In the American dub, at least, he would be sent flying into the sky when he was so much as clipped by someone's bike.
** Though it would normally follow a cry of "TODOMEDA!" from Shobu.
* Even though it is not necessarily a punch (at least most of the time), Team Rocket on the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series always ends up flying into orbit (Team Rocket's blasting off agaiaaaaaaan!...*ting!*), even if the attacks that sent them weren't necessarily that powerful.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' often used surprisingly-involved animation for these. Its frequent use by Naru Narusegawa means this trope is also sometimes known as the "Naru Punch". Again, didn't happen as often or as dramatically in the manga, but much more frequently than in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
** In the first episode, Naru somehow manages to deliver the Megaton Punch... ''from the ground-level hot spring, up to the balcony where Keitaro was standing, two floors up, without her feet leaving the ground''. As he flies off, Keitaro [[LampshadeHanging begs to know how she reached that far]].
** In the manga Motoko does a literal HomeRunHitter, so mangaverse Naru's {{Megaton Punch}}es might be literal as well.
** Then there's the scene where a nerd-disguised Naru punches Keitaro [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom through a corridor]] with him [[PinballGag bouncing off the walls and one doorframe]] (while every bystander just watches and stares without getting bowled over by him) before coming to a smashing halt at a closed door, one of many scenes that earned Keitaro his reputation of being ''[[MadeOfIron immortal]]''.
* The "Naru Punch" makes a cameo in Creator/KenAkamatsu's other work ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', following a ThanksForTheMammary moment during Asuna's practice date with aged-up Negi.
** Asuna also delivers a Megaton Punch to Jack Rakan, knocking him off of a FloatingContinent. He [[NighInvulnerable reappears right behind her, completely unharmed.]] [[RuleOfFunny Somehow.]]
** It turns out that Negi's mother [[spoiler:Princess Arika]] did this a lot to Nagi.
** Anya also did these several times to Negi... until he decided not to let her and reality ensued, showing him to be ''far'' too strong for her to be able to hit him otherwise.
* One episode of ''[[Anime/TenchiMuyo Tenchi in Tokyo]]'' featured Amagasaki continually trying to talk to Tenchi and Sakuya, only to be attacked by the spirit of a female wrestler. While the wrestler used a different move every time, the result was always the same shot of Amagasaki flying off into the distant city, even when he was ''inside''.
* In ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'', Ramia frequently does this to her little brother Rumiya to send him to Earth.
* Subverted in ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic''. Chidori hits Sagara, then the camera suddenly changes to the sky with a big contrail. This gives the impression that Sagara himself just left the contrail while crossing the atmosphere.
* In ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', especially in the Heroes expansion, Takeda Shingen pulls this off and sent Sanada Yukimura flying. ''"OYAKATA-SAMAAAAA!!!!!"''
** In the anime adaptation, he did it again to Fuuma Kotarou, but since the way to the sky was obstructed by a castle, he crashed there, leaving quite a hole. Also later, his Megaton Punch catches [[PlayingWithFire on fire]] and turns Hojo Ujimasa into a [[{{Pun}} twinkle in the ash]].
* In the anime version of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Sakura does this to Naruto in Shippuuden when he's being particularly perverted.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' [[TheLadette Kukaku Shiba]], when Ichigo and Ganju [[DisproportionateRetribution broke her pipe]] while fighting. With a bit of PlayingWithFire and GroundPound in it to boot.
* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Greed Island, Bisquit punches Killua this way whenever he makes a reference to her actual age.
* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the Nyan Nyan girls (Taiitsukun's assistants) often ended up in the receiving end of these when they seriously screwed up.
* In ''Manga/TonaGura'', both Kazuki Arisaka and Marie Kagura, albeit through use of her paint-ball gun, can knock Yuuji Kagura clean across a room. Very very rarely, he can even become ATwinkleInTheSky. Subverted at least once, when Marie was about to punish GenkiGirl Nina Isokawa. Yuuji effortlessly disarms her, and only gives her weaponry back when he shames his younger sister into attacking only him. FridgeLogic or RuleOfFunny? You decide.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has San's "Mermaid Voice", which isn't a literal punch but functions the same way.
* Happens in the 5th episode of ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi Rei]]'', where Keiichi gets punched into [[UpToEleven intergalactic space]] by Rena. The following punches to the rest of the cast, while not as extreme, also fit this trope.
* Ran from ''Manga/SuperGals'' does this a number of times to multiple characters when the fights are comical.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Any time Ed or Al says something stupid to [[BadassTeacher Izumi]] they ''will'' be sent flying.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - The Futami twins apply one of these on the Producer, calling it by name.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy often receives these sorts of blows from his crew in reaction to his stupidity. A reader pointed out that Luffy's rubber body should make such a thing impossible, and WordOfGod claimed the damage was more [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum emotional than physical]]. Then later on Garp appeared and struck Luffy, claiming a Fist of Love can't be blocked.
* The titular ''Manga/OnePunchMan'', Saitama, often pulls these off when he's ''holding back more than ever'' to avoid killing a person. It's either smacking them to the ground so hard they leave their grin imprinted in the concrete, sending them flying into the sky, two with one punch, or simply sending them halfway through town. Again, this is when he holds back a ''lot'': Any less, and RealityEnsues in a rain of LudicrousGibs.
** When Saitama faces off against Boros, Boros punches Saitama so hard that he ''lands on the moon.'' Saitama is only slightly disoriented by this and jumps back to Earth with no apparent ill effects.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''{{Superman}}'', [[CaptainObvious unsurprisingly]], [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/9b/31/90/9b3190e38419612500fe57cd147ec7e1.jpg is]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/7/72524/2950516-1048701380-26776.jpg the]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/9/93477/1904403-supeslobo0uo.jpg undisputed]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/125391/2608369-v_superman_664_14__4_.jpg king]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/125391/3039609-superman+world+of+new+krypton+1-6.jpg of]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/125391/2868054-2629151_1357071_jonsshieldfz0.jpg this]] [[http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_medium/11130/111307312/5723540-2288104265-SupermanCreatueOneShot.jpg~original trope]].
* In the famous comic-book series ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', the magic-potion-powered Gauls frequently send Roman Legionnaires flying so high that they don't come down for several more panels. In the same vein, most of the time their sandals, shields and sometimes also the complete armour stays on the ground with their owner forcibly removed, so that when the legionnaire finally comes down, he does so in underwear only. It's convenient for Obelix, who, as a result of a bet in one of the early books, [[http://www.comedix.de/lexikon/db/img/helmspiel.gif collects their helmets]] as proof of having beaten more legionnaires than Asterix did.
** ''Asterix'' also features the occasional Megaton Kick. One example is in the rugby game in ''Asterix in Britain'', where Hiphiphurrax, after scoring a try with the magic potion, kicks it for a field goal. The bladder goes sailing over the post and out of the stadium, finally [[TheChewToy hitting the pirates' lookout on the head]].
** The video game ''Asterix and Obelix: XXL'' and its sequel incorporate this: whenever an enemy is defeated, they fly off the screen at high speed, stretching like elastic. However, only a helmet (which constitutes in-game currency) is left behind, as opposed to a full set of armour.
* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': From time to time, a character will get hit so hard by another that they'll end up flying several meters in the air, crashing into a nearby building or even ''into the moon''. Lampshaded once in a while as well:
-->'''Mortadelo:''' ''(to Filemón, who is in the air after getting punched this way)'' Boss! You can fly?
-->'''Filemón:''' Yes, with the help of a left hook!
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has an [[MomentOfAwesome incident with Judge Fear]]. Dredd doesn't just punch him in the face. He punches ''through'' his face. [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wOrQaK6lQ-4/TrWvBvhi2sI/AAAAAAAAFKI/n3c8NJTcUJI/s1600/Gaze+into+the+fist+of+dredd0.jpg Gaze into the fist of Dredd!]]

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Alice's Fist of Death from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. Not always flying off, but she hit for massive damage. She once hit a guy so hard she knocked him ''into next week''.
** The RealityWarper powers also include punching a guy so hard everybody that had the same degree as him felt it, single-handedly taking out a army of robots and destroying the protein coat of a airborn virus.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** Similar to the Dilbert example above, Garfield once [[http://garfield.com/index.php/comic/1984/06/29 punted Odie]] ''[[http://garfield.com/index.php/comic/1984/07/02 into next week]]''.
** Garfield used to do this a lot early on to other characters who made him mad including Nermal on one occasion one punch sent him flying into the moon.

* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Deconstructed. Asuka gives one to Shinji after their [[OldSchoolDogFight dog fight]]. She got a very severe reprimand of Misato, who warned her that behavior was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* [[CoolBigSis Hana]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' is capable of punching anyone through the roof of a time-travelling train. Normally, the frequent victim of this would be the Imagin Momotaros. It doesn't stop him from TemptingFate and pressing her BerserkButton multiple times, however.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'':
** Luke's got superstrength and durable skin, meaning he has the ability to throw an opponent a great distance and cause massive internal damage.
** Willis "Diamondback" Stryker has a unique glove that can do this same thing. He uses it to kill a police officer and Councilman Damon Boone, pinning their deaths on Luke - in both cases, he punches the victim, with the impact caving in their chest and throwing them backwards through the air.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Miss Piggy sends Kermit (and anyone else, for that matter) flying with a karate chop whenever she's mad at him.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In Disgaea2CursedMemories there's a fist skill called rising dragon where the user of the skill uppercuts their target into space, jumps up after them and then punches them so hard they fly around the entire planet landing in the square behind the user of the skill.
* Guybrush Threepwood suffered this quite badly at the end of ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'', getting repeatedly punched into the air during his confrontation with [=LeChuck=].
* Amy Rose has her Megaton Hammer, which is useful for knocking around Franchise/{{Sonic|TheHedgehog}}.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation 2'', Excellen playfully invokes this trope if you have her perform a certain mecha's punching attack, pretending that the enemy is her boyfriend being stubborn. The ''Original Generations'' remake even has her screaming out: "Kyosuke no BAKA!" as she delivers the final blow.
** Seolla follows this suit when she rides the [[HotBlooded hot blood inducing machine Gespenst Mk II S]]. Have her execute the Gespenst Kick, and she'll pretend the enemy is Arado and yells out "A-ra-do no.... BAAAAKKKAAA!!" and delivers a Megaton Kick to the enemy.
** In Original Generation Gaiden, first we have Folka's Iadabaoth which one move start with RapidFireFisticuffs but end with PunchedAcrossTheRoom which broke the mountain in background. Then Shura King Alkaid's Raha Exteem ditch the spam part and just punch once, send enemy through several mountains.
* ''FireEmblem'' has one in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'': when Boyd teases Mist for weighing more than Leanne, she knocks him across a pool of water and into a tree. The animation for the "Smite" ability, which, normally, is available only to the largest character in the game (disregarding shifted dragons), is used for this scene. The only other character to knock someone out with a shove is the friggin' Black Knight!
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', there's a comic scene during the first few hours of the game where Barrett does a Megaton Punch on one of his allies out of frustration. This sends his ally flying across the room and onto the screen.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the adult Mushroom People. They look fairly goofy, move slow, and up to that point you've been fighting the young versions, which are absolutely pathetic. [[http://i.imgur.com/D6z0RZF.gif And then they knock your overconfident ass several feet and into the nearest tree]]. They're known for one-shotting high level characters this way.
* ''VideoGame/MischiefMakers'': While she does it with a throw rather then a punch, Marina Liteyears, a RobotGirl with a powerful throw (to the point grabbing and throwing is her entire attack style) does this to her creator Prof. Theo each time she finishes rescuing him due to him trying to grope her. Another villain then grabs him and [[HereWeGoAgain she has to do it all over again]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', Red winds up on the receiving end of one of these from Elh after the second ShowerOfAwkward (the first got him an ArmorPiercingSlap).
* This happens an absurd number of times in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvExtra''. Happens to Takeru every time he annoys Sumika. Also, when Sumika is later sent flying after being hit by a car, a character even acknowledges that her ability to turn into a star like that is impressive.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} Dota 2]]'' has Tusk's ultimate ability ''Walrus Punch'', an uppercut which deals several times his attack damage and sends the victim flying (complete with the [[WrittenSoundEffect Written]] UnsoundEffect "WALRUS PUNCH!"). If it lands a killing blow, the punch will send the victim flying off the screen only to slam back into the ground at ridiculous speed.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Eroge! Sex And Games Make Sexy Games'': {{Tsundere}} Momoka gives rather nasty ones to our ThisLoserIsYou protagonist.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the Midnight Crew intermission of Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, Cans punches Diamonds Droog into next week. [[NotHyperbole Diamonds Droog finds himself in the middle of next week's grocery shopping]].
** He [[UpToEleven takes it even further]] with Hearts Boxcars, who gets punched into ''a completely different, outdated calendar''.
* One of FunnyMoments in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' during the discussion of [[SlapSlapKiss romance]] between [[MadScientist Sparks]] --
--> '''Moloch von Zinzer''': ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311 He'll learn]]''. 'specially since, when she ''punches'', she puts her ''hips'' into it.
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has Lucy, who uses this trope, particularly earlier in the comic. She seems to lose the ability over time, as the comic becomes more serious.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Pick a ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon, and half the time, after pummeling the bad guy into a bruised, battered shell of a man (or woman... or alien...), Popeye will deliver one last, huge punch, often with [[RuleofFunny humorous results]] upon landing.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Dag picks on his brother everyday until finally, Norbert gets so furious he literally punches Dag into last week...[[GroundhogDayLoop repeatedly]]. Finally, Dag ends up making him promise not to do it again, then accidentally ruins the end of his movie by spoiling the ending. Norbert keeps his word and doesn't punch him into last week. Instead... well, this quote will explain it.
-->'''Dag''': *looks at the calendar* Hey...he ''didn't'' bop me into last week! *looks outside the window* Eeeh. If I may borrow a phrase from my brother Norbert....'''[[FalseReassurance HE BOPPED ME INTO THE DAWN OF TIME!!!]]'''
* Lars from ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' has received one from Mackenzie in "Lost and Found".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': After Arthur has accidentally angered Binky, he has an {{ImagineSpot}} where Binky punches him and Buster so hard they end up flying into outer space.
* Connie from ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' dishes one to Roger at the end of "Doug Throws a Party", knocking the wind out of the bully.
* Ed Bighead from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' gets one from a bear in "Cabin Fever". The impact causes all of his teeth to fall out.
%%* Big Macintosh performs one in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': In the series finale, [[spoiler:Superman does this to [[BigBad Darkseid]] repeatedly after his famous WorldOfCardboardSpeech.]]