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In order to show solidarity, camaraderie, or friendship, a group of people will put their hands together, one on top of the other. Often accompanied with some kind of cheer. This tactic is a favorite of TrueCompanions.

See also CircleOfFriendship. Compare and contrast HuddleShot and HuddlePower.
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* First episode of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', lampshaded in the [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Abridged series]].
** [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi]], [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Jaden]], and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]] do it at the end of the tenth anniversary movie.
* A variation on ''OnePiece'', between arcs: Back when The Straw Hat Crew was a FiveManBand, (Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Sanji, Ussop) they did this with their feet.
** There's also one in the 11th opening with the eight Straw Hats.
* ''{{Naruto}}'': Team Guy gets everyone together after Gai's big speech and puts his hand out for a hand stack. [[HotBlooded Lee]] puts his in after a grunt from Gai. [[OnlySaneMan Tenten]] puts hers in, resignedly, after more Gai grunts. [[TheComicallySerious Neji]] refuses. Grunt. No dice. ''Grunt.'' Cut to shot of forest as the grunting continues until Neji relents and completes the circle.
* Frequently done by the kenkyuusei in ''Manga/AKB49RenaiKinshiJourei'' before important performances.
* in the anime ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Many of the Devil Bats' huddles during football games break with a cry of "Crush them! YA-HA!" "YA-HA!", while in the manga they did the same, but used "kick their asses!" instead. Many of their opponents have similar hand stack cries.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', after the heroes infiltrate Las Noches, Renji calls for a Hand Stack -- something he never got the stoic captain of his squad to do.
* ''GGundam''[='s=] second opening caps off with the FiveManBand doing a hand stack, then turning around in time to face the [[BigBad Devil Gundam]] as it erupts from the ground nearby.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. Parodied/homaged in ads for ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In an recently retired AMC pre-show clip, three guys in costumes of snack foods (Popcorn, Soda Drink, and a Candy Bar?) give an encouraging pep talk before their skit. They finish with a hands in and cheer "Concessions!" They then proceed to do a showtune that presents common theater rules.
* The protagonists in ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' do this before entering the Fantom's factory/fortress.
* In one of the ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinker Bell]]'' movies, the other fairies do this with a call of "Faith, trust, and pixie dust" when they prepare to go find Tink.
* All the heroes do this at the end of ''[[SpyKids Spy Kids 3D: Game Over]]''.
* PlayedForLaughs in animated version of the ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiKb4FUiiyE here]].
* ''OceansEleven'' -- the original with Frank Sinatra -- might hold the record for the total number of hands in the stack.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' - The Ghostbusters do this just before entering the building to fight Gozer.
* In the first Film/ScoobyDoo live action movie this comes up twice: once when Shaggy tries to get the gang to join but only Scooby complies (the others being angry with the rest of the gang at the time), and [[CallBack again]] at the end when they finally all do it.
%%* Film/TheMightyDucks' "Quack! Quack! Quack!" should qualify.
%%* MysteryTeam does this.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (see below) occasionally uses this in team-up movies.
** Used in ''Film/MahouSentaiMagirangerVsDekaranger'' before the final fight scene.
** [[Film/GokaigerGoseigerSuperSentai199HeroGreatBattle The Gokaiger and Goseiger]] do this after settling their differences, although poor Gosei Knight is left out (either it's humans-only or because [[SixthRanger Gai]] hadn't shown up yet).
* ''Film/TheMightyDucks'', complete with quacking.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/FortBoyard'': Used in this French game show when the single team wants to motivate itself to take on the against the game. Seen in many other game team-based game shows too.
* A key scene in the second opening of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade''.
* Used more than once on ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''.
** Referenced in the 10-year ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Forever Red]]'' special with a team fistbump, the 15-year special in [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Overdrive]], and the premiere episode of ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
** ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' had an actual plot-driven example - after Cam was promoted to SixthRanger, the six of them joined hands to open an urn the other five's powers had been sealed in.
* In the old-school Sentai show ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'', the four main heroes had a finishing move (JAKQ Hurricane) performed by grasping forearms and running in a circle.
* A regular occurance of ''Series/ExtremeMakeoverHomeEdition;'', always accompanied by "Let's do it!"
* Subverted in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', where the team does the hand stack over [[spoiler:the Greatest Treasure in the Universe]] after they resolve to use it to [[spoiler:rewrite reality to eliminate [[TheEmpire Zangyack]]]]. However, before they do, Don interrupts to point out that there has to be some kind of catch; TheReveal quickly puts them through a big moral debate.
* Done plenty of times on ''SavedByTheBell'', but possibly the most memorable case was towards the end of "Jessie's Song" when the gang (sans Slater) were doing one and Lisa refused get in the stack if her hand was touching Screech's! Ultimately, his ended up on the ''top'' of the stack while she placed her's ''at the very bottom.''
%%The one below is export from WhoaBundy
%%* Not the [[UrExample first example]] of this trope, but perhaps the [[TropeCodifier most iconic example]] is ''MarriedWithChildren,'' where this [[TropeNamer trope name]] and quote come from. Used several times over the course of the series.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', the DebutQueue the heist makes up the bulk of the story, and each time a new member is added to the Cooper Gang, we see a quick shot of the hand stack, with the new member placing their hand on top of the others (with the exception of Dimitri, who only gives a thumbs-up).
* At the end of ''VideoGame/JakXCombatRacing'', the TrueCompanions does this right before the final race, which will determine whether they'll defeat Mizo, and whether they'll all live or die.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', at the end of the second episode, Phoenix and Maya handshake while [[TheObiWan Mia]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100119063417/aceattorney/images/7/7e/Maya_and_Phoenix.png contributes the hand stack]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the Aurochs are seen doing this in game as well as in [[http://www.ffodyssey.com/wallpapers/ff10/ffx_wakka1024.jpg this]].
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', Snow starts one in Chapter X.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Team Sonic does one right before they use their EleventhHourSuperpower. Rouge also forces Team Dark to make one in their opening cutscene.
* The western generals (Kanbe, Yoshihiro, Muneshige) do this after they form an alliance in ''[[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Sengoku Basara 3]]''.
* At the climax of [[{{Yakuza}} Yakuza 4]], when [[spoiler: Akiyama, Tanamura, Saejima, and Kiryu agree on the plan to use Akiyama's remaining fortune to lure out the villains to the top of Millennium Tower, Akiyama enthusiastically tries to initiate this. Tanamura finds it corny, but eventually joins in anyway.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when the Be Sharps are putting their hands together. Former member Wiggum tries to sneak his hand into the stack and is met with angry stares.
* A mixed team of heroes and villains does it in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' episode "Hate Floats".
* Used with the main six in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', as well as with the Ashleys.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had this after paranoia regarding an alien among the team caused all but four members to quit.
* ''WonderPets'' do this after every rescue.
* The premiere episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ends with the heroes doing this as they decide to form a permanent team.
* The Spectral Knights do this a couple of times in ''Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light'' when uttering their sacred cry:
-->May the Light shine forever!
* In the opening of their 1967 show and in the debut episode, TheFantasticFour do this.
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