'''Basic Trope''': A character throws a punch and the opponent catches it.
* '''Straight''': Alice throws a punch at Bob during a fight and Bob catches it.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice leaps off a table and performs a flying punch. Bob not only catches the punch effortlessly but he catches Alice herself and holds her off the ground by her fist.
* '''Downplayed''': Instead of catching the punch with one hand, Bob catches the punch with both hands on the sides of Alice's wrist like a BareHandedBladeBlock and then redirects the momentum.
* '''Justified''': Alice is wearing SpikesOfDoom all over her costume except for her gloves. Bob has nowhere to dodge as she comes at him so he opts for catching her fist instead.
* '''Inverted''': Alice tries to strike Bob open-handed and he holds out his fist to block, forcing her to catch it.
* '''Subverted''': Bob catches Alice's fist but does not stop her momentum due to her SuperStrength and she ends up tearing his arm clean off...
* '''Double Subverted''': ... but Bob is actually a {{cyborg}} and his severed [[ArtificialLimb robotic hand]] holds onto Alice no matter how hard she tries to shake it off, eventually spraying her with some KnockOutGas
* '''Parodied''': Bob catches Alice's first punch; then her second punch. She tries to kick and somehow, a third hand comes out of nowhere and catches her foot too.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob catches Alice's first punch but she hits him with her free hand. She tries her luck again but he catches her next punch. Then she goes in for a headbutt.
* '''Averted''': Bob misses completely and Alice gives him a bloody nose.
* '''Enforced''': Bob does this in a sparring match, training Alice on self-defense.
* '''Lampshaded''': After Bob catches her punch, Alice looks down and remarks, [[ActuallyPrettyFunny "Okay, I admit, that was pretty cool".]]
* '''Invoked''': Bob warns Alice beforehand that she will not succeed in hitting him. She tries to punch him anyway and this trope happens.
* '''Exploited''': As a cyborg, Bob just so happens to have a shut-off switch in the palm of his hand. All Alice has to do is trick into trying this trick.
* '''Defied''': Bob catches her punch but ends up hurting his hand in the process, setting him up for a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Alice.
* '''Discussed''': Alice asks Bob if he can do this, how he does it, and if he can teach her.
* '''Conversed''': Two martial artists groan when they see this happen in a movie, discussing how stupid and impractical it is in real life.
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob tries this but ends up flubbing it, turning the whole thing into more of a PunchParry.
* '''Reconstructed''': Even though Bob was injured trying this trick, it also hurt Alice in the process. In fact, she seems to have been hurt worse, allowing Bob to continue the attack.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob catches Alice's fist with a baseball glove.
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[[PunchCatch Hey troper! Think fast! *catch*]]
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