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[[caption-width-right:350:Double the [[RapidFireFisticuffs Fisticuffs]], double the fun!]]

When two characters both try to punch each other at the same time and knock fists, we call that a PunchParry. When two engage in a duel of RapidFireFisticuffs and struggle for dominance? That is what this page covers. Very common in shonen action series. This comes in two common variants, using mostly straight punches originating from a single point of origin and then simply branching off via modifying the position the outstretched arm ends in, or throwing out lots of curved, "haymaker" type punches which usually cover a greater "field" of potential areas to hit.

The TropeNamer is the video game ''VideoGame/GodHand'', where two characters trying to use the "pummel" attack on each other results in this. It appears in most other titles made by Creator/PlatinumGames from that game onwards.



[[folder: Anime ]]
* A lot of [[ShonenDemographic Shonen]] FightingSeries have them, but ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' probably [[TropeMaker made this trope]], with Ken vs. Raoh's fights being some of the most epic variations of these ever, and ''Franchise/DragonBall'' popularized them. Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar mainly uses the "straight" variant
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has a lot of rapid punching, but tends to more often be one-sided, as really only a specific archetype of [[FightingSpirit Stand]] favors direct combat. Still, one of the most [[SignatureScene iconic scenes]] of the series is Jotaro's Star Platinum ("ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA") and Dio's The World ("MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA") sparring fists, which is part of a general FearfulSymmetry the two had going. As the story goes on, the series mostly uses the "curved" style of punches.
* As pictured above, ''Manga/OnePiece'' includes a variant of this trope in the fight between [[RubberMan Luffy]] and [[PantheraAwesome Lucci]]. At one point, they exchange blows repeatedly, and Luffy uses RapidFireFisticuffs, but Lucci uses [[FingerPokeOfDoom Rapid Fire Claw Pokes Of Doom.]]
** Luffy's boxing match with Foxy is a more straight example.
** Luffy engages in several more Pummel Duels later in his journey, such as against [[BadBoss Byrnddi World]] in the 3D2Y special, and against [[BadassGrandpa Don Chinjao]] in the Dressrosa Tournament.
* Yoruichi vs. Soifon in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', at least for the first half of the battle.
** PlayedForLaughs with Ichigo and his father, Isshin.
* [[PluckyGirl Cure Marine]] vs. [[BloodKnight Kumojacky]] in the MagicalGirlWarrior series ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''. The completely asymmetrical duel is made even more jarring because Cure Marine, in mundane life, is TheFashionista Erika.
** Happens in other ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series as well.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':
** Kenichi vs Odin via [[KungFuClairvoyance seikuken vs seikuken]].
** Sakaki Vs Akira later.
* In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', followers of the School of the Undefeated of the East do this as a ''[[HandshakeSubstitute greeting]]''. '''''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiK-xpWNcOE LOOK! THE EAST IS BURNING RED!]]"'''''
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': Medaka has to fight Takachiho, someone who has SuperReflexes, engaging in this. Zenkichi also engages in a kicking version of this with [[spoiler: a brainwashed Medaka.]]
* Vivio and Miura of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', being FriendlyRival {{Kung Fu Kid}}s, engaged in quite a bit of this in the earlier parts of their match, before they started pulling out their more advanced techniques.
* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'': [[spoiler: [[GreaterScopeVillain Kaguya Otsutsuki]]]] and Naruto with [[spoiler: Ashura's, one of Sages Sons, Chakra]] get into one of these using chakra arms in chapter 680.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': All Might gets into one of these with Noumu, an artificial villain designed specifically to fight him and withstand his attacks. All Might, already at the limits of his power, pummels Noumu until his ability to absorb his punches gives out before sending him flying.
* One of the more ridiculous examples is Manga/{{Keijo}} where this is shown be doable with '''butts''' of all things.

[[folder: Film ]]
* ''Film/IpMan2'' has Ip versus Master Hung, as well as both of them, not together though, doing this with the Twister.
* ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' in Training 5, Ran and Kademu engage in this trope during their final battle. This carries over into ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''.
* The final round of ''Film/RockyBalboa'' has both sides trying to land as many punches to the other as possible.
* The climactic duel of ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' has a brief bit of this between Batman and Bane. [[LightningBruiser Bane really is very fast for such a heavily-built guy.]]

[[folder: Literature]]
* Literature/JourneyToChaos: Tiza and Hailey's duel in ''Literature/ManaMutationMenace'' starts with contests of technique but ultimately becomes a slug fest. Neither bothers ducking or dodging but only punching the other as hard and fast as possible.

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Clover Studios[=/=]Creator/PlatinumGames seems to really love this trope:
** ''VideoGame/GodHand'', as the trope namer description indicates, tends to have these often when you fight Azel, Gene's EvilCounterpart. God Hand also has the same thing with ''kicks'' while fighting Azel.
** The battle between Jack and the Final Boss in ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', which is a ShoutOut to the above ''God Hand'' example.
** It's also found in ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'', the pseudo-sequel to the game when two characters enter [[SuperMode Rampage Mode]] and attack each other.
** And seen yet again in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', between the title character and her rival Jeanne. With giant fists made of hair no less.
** Done ''another'' time in ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'' in Sam Gideon's Fight against the Leader of the Order Of the Russian Star. It's worth noting that Sam performs this against ''two'' mechs under the BigBad's control ''simultaneously''.
** It can also be found in the fourth and final fight with Prince Vorkken in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'' with Wonder-Red being the other participant. Now here's the kicker, each side has the ability to link their 100 allies together into various forms of huge weaponry ([[{{BFS}} swords]], [[DropTheHammer hammers]], etc). Wonder-Red's special morph is a fist... [[HolyShitQuotient you figure out the rest]].
* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'' has them during most boss fights with other martial arts users.
* This happens in the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' games whenever two characters match blows. After a short period of time, whoever has the advantage will break the duel and get a free shot at the loser.
* ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' does the same but it ultimately doesn't matter. Neither fighter gets a hit in but it does at least prevent the one with less hit points from being hit with another combo.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' has one in the form of Asura and his OldMaster Augus. What makes this especially impressive is that the two armed Augus is able to match Asura blow for blow, when he has all SIX of his own arms out. Arms with RapidFireFisticuffs that can become so powerful they can '''destroy objects the size of planets'''. The way it plays out is definitely a ShoutOut to the Clover Studios/Platinum Games style of pummel duels, and it's taken up to eleven with {{Cross Counter}}s added in for extra oomph.
** And all this is happening to the sound of the [[AwesomeMusic New World Symphony]].
** Asura later gets one with [[spoiler:Chakravartin]]. This one is especially spectacular considering the latter has [[spoiler:'''even more arms than Asura''']].
** It happens again in the finale of Lost Episode 2, between [[spoiler: Mantra Asura and [[{{Crossover}} O]][[StreetFighter ni]].]]
* ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' has these when two Stands do RapidFireFisticuffs on each other at once, playing out similarly to the ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' example above.
** This can also be done by Jonathan Joestar, who is the ''only'' non-Stand user who can keep up with them.
** [[Videogame/JojosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture The original Capcom fighter]] had this, too.
* Now ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' allows players to do this with a [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]] vs. [[MirrorMatch Little Mac]] [[http://youtu.be/8Cx2YUzLTx0?t=1m32s match.]] Also, in [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin's]] [[https://youtu.be/j1JERhUoQoU?t=1m46s character trailer]], Corrin does so with Toon Link (though, funnily enough, Toon Link's doing so with his taunt).
* Another Creator/CyberConnect2 example in ''VideoGame/NarutoShippudenUltimateNinjaStorm4'', where the gameplay demo for the boss between Hashirama and Madara has Susanoo-clad Kurama and Hashirama's thousand armed wood Buddha get into one these for the climatic finale. The former has six arms. [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Hmm]]....
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has Big Band, who can pull RapidFireFisticuffs out with his "[[ShoutOut TUBA TUBA]]" enhanced Blockbusters. Two Big Bands can actually ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhUfvYNsqFo trade]]'' TUBA TUBA supers, though who wins will depend on health, initiative, and who started their TUBA TUBA attack first.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode, "Ocean Gem", Garnet and her [[MirrorMatch water clone]] go [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ddLpHci8hY&feature=youtu.be&t=35s berserk on each other]] with punches galore.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' "Stuck Up, Up, and Away" is a homage to ''Dragon Ball Z'' complete with the NonchalantDodge that Super Saiyan Trunks did.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* The UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts bout between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G90YcgwAZTM Don Frye and Yoshihiro Takayama.]] The two guys [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown bludgeoned]] each other beyond human comprehension.
* Typically less bloody is when two house cats swat at each other rapidly to make the other go away.