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

->''"Guaranteed to make your enemy ATwinkleInTheSky"''
-->-- '''"[[TropeNamer Megaton Punch]]" weapon description''', ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''

When she hits him, he goes flying. Not just [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom across the room]] or even across the yard -- across town. Or to another state, or even another country. Sometimes he reaches Low Earth Orbit -- or at least vanishes in ATwinkleInTheSky.

This is usually an adaptation of a [[OverusedGag 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.

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, despite being no less physically implausible.


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}}''.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} F-Zero 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 ''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.
* ''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 ''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 KenAkamatsu's other work ''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 ''[[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 ''[[PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'', 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.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* 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 ''HunterXHunter'': Greed Island, Bisquit punches Killua this way whenever he makes a reference to her actual age.
* In ''FushigiYuugi'', the Nyan Nyan girls (Taiitsukun's assistants) often ended up in the receiving end of these when they seriously screwed up.
* In ''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.
* ''SetoNoHanayome'' has San's "Mermaid Voice", which isn't a literal punch but functions the same way.
* Happens in the 5th episode of [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi 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 ''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.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the famous comic-book series ''{{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.
** 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.
* Given that many super-hero stories are set in northeastern American cities, it's surprisingly common for a character to get "punched into Canada".
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Alice's Fist of Death from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. Not always flying off, but she hit ForMassiveDamage. 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://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840629 punted Odie]] ''[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1984&addr=840702 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.
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[[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.
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[[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.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* 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.
* ''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://24.media.tumblr.com/f9ca541f1d70950f8828e393d359e969/tumblr_mkoo6d3Iwp1qbper1o1_400.gif And then they do this to you.]]
* 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) of MischiefMakers 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 ''{{Solatorobo}}'', Red winds up on the receiving end of one of these from Elh after the second ShowerOfAwkward (the first got him an ArmorPiercingSlap).
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[[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.
* 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.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* LooneyTunes and MerrieMelodies: Lots of examples:
** Sylvester the Cat was involved in two such fracases with two dogs a bulldog named Spike and a tiny terrier named Chester, with Spike always getting the worst end of things. In the earlier short, "WesternAnimation/TreeForTwo," Spike is thrashed by a giant panther who had escaped a local zoo and mistakes him for the much smaller Sylvester; Chester, showing immense strength for his tiny size, easily whips the puddy tat with among other moves the trope namer. The later "Dr. Jerkyl's Hyde" saw Spike (here named Alfie and given a British accent) get punched and beaten by Sylvester, who has mutated thanks to a hyde-type potion; again, Chester is able to easily beat up Sylvester.
** "Lighter Than Hare" Averted; Yosemite Sam (a space alien) boasts that not only are his "indestructible tanks" and "unbeatable robots" unstoppable, they are more powerful and cunning and can more easily subdue BugsBunny. Nope!
* Pick a ''{{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.
** The sometimes-seen Twister Punch is {{Popeye}}'s own twist (heh heh) on the Megaton Punch.
* In an episode of ''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!!!]]'''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
--> "I told you... [[PunctuatedForEmphasis NOT! TO! TOUCH IT!!!"]]
** Also in the more traditional sense 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.
* Big Macintosh performs one in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
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