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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right, Womp, Steve, Mephisto, and Rod.]]

->''Make sure you've got a friend with a camera if you're gonna do anything that could get you killed.''
-->'''Steve Foxx'''

Double the Fist is an AFI Award winning Australian TV Series. The show was a self proclaimed mixture of ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' and ''Series/TheGoodies'', combining outrageous stunts with unusual, scripted plots.

More specifically, the show followed the adventures of The Fist Team, a group lead by Steve Foxx on a mission to save the world from the growing epidemic of Weakness. Each episode would see the Fist Team tackle a different problem relating to Weakness, whether it be comfort, education, or being a small child. The team consisted of:

* Steve Fox: the short tempered, super strong {{leader}} who yells a lot.
* Rod Foxx: Steve's younger, sportier brother.
* Womp: A chubby, child-like ex-wrestler who idolizes Steve.
* Mephisto: A somewhat...unhinged ex security guard.
* Panda: The team's assistant and Steve's relative (guess what species is, go on, guess).

They spread the word of Fistworthiness, a way of life that crushes Weakness and basically make everyone into a BadassNormal. Whenever a character got a CrowningMomentOfAwesome (there were many) they would get awarded Full Fist, failure to do so would award No Fist. Episodes would usually end with someone winning a prize of some sort, usually another Full Fist. Series Two introduces Man of Fist, which is awarded to the most outstanding show of Fist Worthiness per episode.

The series was infamously low budget, but managed to get an audience with plentiful special effects and being absolutely bizarre. For example, one episode had a marathon that included such feats as climbing an electric fence, running through traffic, and successfully jumping over a Rift in Time.

After it's initial eight episodes, the series took a break for four years before being revived due to support from fans. The second series had significantly increased special effects and a much bigger budget. However, the ongoing story, while well written, [[BrokenBase divided fans]] for almost entirely dropping the show's original format, and [[spoiler: turning the Fist Team into outright [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists.]]]]
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AccentuateTheNegative: The concept of Weakness demonizes anything easy or comfortable, so this is inevitable.
* ActionGirl: Tina T in Series One, taken UpToEleven with Tara in Series Two.
* ActorAllusion: Creator/TheUmbilicalBrothers both appear in Series Two. Dave fittingly appears as a mime, while Shane appears as a pair of twins who guard a door. Neither appear on screen together.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Womp, though things are somewhat cleared up in the Series Finale. Also Mephisto, as shown in a Mephisto Knows Segment.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: ''Mephisto Knows.'' Well, it's his opinion anyway.
* AwesomeYetImpractical: Steve's use of the Fist turns out to be inferior to the peace loving monks who trained him. Brute force does nothing to them.
* AxCrazy.
* BadassPacifist: The Monks of the Fist, who trounce the Fist Team in combat without ever fighting back.
* BadBoss: Steve [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] through this through Series One, but in Series Two, The Fist Team are his punching bags.
* BadFuture: Technically subverted in that within the rules of the show, this dystopian and destructive society is actually a good thing.
* BadassNormal: Pretty much the entire cast, though the second season final suddenly reveals Steve pretty much has [[StarWars The Force]]. However, A song sung by Rod's actor in the final episode refers to The Fist Team as a team of Superhumans.
* BaldOfAwesome: Mephisto. Averted with Rod, who gets most of his mullet (and head) blown off in a fight, and is no longer able to even talk properly.
* BerserkButton: Do not call Steve weak. If you do, you will be dead twenty minutes ago. As a matter of fact, do not call any of them weak.
** Do not do anything to irritate Mephisto. And I mean ANYTHING!
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Steve.]]
* BigBudgetBeefUp: Series II obviously had a lot more money poured into it, with more elaborate sets, better production value, more effects, and more guest stars.
* BigEater: The Womp, though he is fairly chunky.
* BlackComedyRape: After losing his mojo, Rod attempts to make Tara sleep with him by turning it into an order. She refuses and causes a malfunction, making her go along with it. However, she makes it as painful for him as possible.
* ButtMonkey: Womp takes a fair bit of damage, and Rod's unsavory behaviour rarely goes unpunished. Kanangra.
* BreakingSpeech: Steve gets one by the German Terrorist in Episode 7, and kills him viciously. Mephisto does this to him after becoming the BigBad in Series Two.
* CallBack: While freezing to death near World Mountain, Rod starts hallucinating that he is still looking fort he Terrorists from Episode 7.
* CasanovaWannabe: Rod, though he eventually garners fangirls.
* CatchPhrase: For Steve we have the TitleDrop "Double the Fist!" as well as, "You make me sick!" and "Never watch this show again!" Womp is given, "Aw Yeah, pretty good," and "Sure thing, Steve."
* TheCavalry: In The Final Battle, the [[spoiler:ghosts of Panda and Mime]] bring Steve the shows legions of fans to fight Mephisto along side him.
* ChainsawGood.
* ClipShow: Parodied in Special Edition, where all the clips are completely original.
* TheChick: Tina.
* CloningBlues: In Fistathalon, Womp repeatedly falls down a portal in time and makes numerous copies of himself. They all are dead by the end of the episode. The next episode reveals a survivor, Blue Womp, who is a an absolute Jerkass.
* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: The world around the Fist is mostly normal, but anywhere where they get away with half the stuff they do, the Local Council is made up of zombies and pilot a giant robot, video games cause people to become ninjas, time portals are treated as regular wells, and gravity is controlled by the world constantly rotating around World Mountain, just ain't normal.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Yet again, Mephisto.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ConspicuousCG: According to Steve, you'll find it in EVERY single scene of the show.
* CoolCar: The Fistmobile.
* CoolChair: When Steve invents Fist Furniture, one particular product is a line of chairs and couches with jets attached to them.
* CoolShades: Indeed cool. Cool enough to give you levitation powers.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Well, more like Corrupt Mayor. Not only is he a baby eating, shapeshifting snake man, but the rest of the Council are apparently zombies. He also pilots a giant robot. All this is put to use just to evict the Fist Team from their new headquarters. And it doesn't work.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Series/GoodGame'' of all things. Steve ended up declaring the host Bajo Weak, and replaced him with a robot.
* DeathIsCheap: Dying is a mild inconvenience for these guys. Averted with [[spoiler:Panda in Series Two, and possibly Womp]].
* DemonicPossession: Mephisto is possessed by an Aztec Demigod in Fear Factory, and subsequently vanishes for an episode before returning as a villain in Bush Bash...commanding an army of pandas.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The Fist Team set in motion a horrible BadFuture where Steve rules the world.]] [[SubvertedTrope Of course, to them, it's a good thing.]]
* DudeNotFunny: InUniverse, when Steve and Blue Womp fight, they start out with a circle of kids around them jeering them on. When it finally devolve into Steve just violently pummeling the defeated Blue Womp, they leave in disgust.
* EatTheDog: In the last episode, Rod is seen playing with a dog with a bit too much enthusiasm. We cut back later to find that he is eating it.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first episode ''Vertical Challenge'' has Steve using sound logic and reason to rebuff the Fist Team's insane strategies, and he fearfully flees when Mephisto whips out a grenade.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "Eating babies is Un-Australian!"
* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: Especially when they can fly!
* [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Fist Cannot Comprehend Weakness]]:
* EvilTwin: While not evil per se, Blue Womp is a time displaced copy with none of the original's better qualities.
** The website listed an otherwise unseen character named Steve Goxx, who can either be assumed to be a coincidental lookalike, or a cosplayer.
* ExplosiveLeash: Steve equips his slaves with this in Series Two. A scene in which they are all activated was cut.
** Though we still see some heads blow up.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: The final episode remixes the theme tune with an expository rap song.
* ExtremeDoormat: The Womp.
* FaceHeelTurn: Pretty much everyone in Series Two. Mephisto does so again and becomes the Series BigBad.
* FanDisservice: In a behind the scenes featurette, upon hearing that their paychecks have finally come in, Bryan (Rod) suddenly strips off and runs around excited, completely unblurred.
* FlyingCar: The Fist Mobile in the final episode.
* FriendshipMoment: Mephisto telling Rod about the TV show he's secretly put together without Steve's knowledge. Rod is so impressed by his view count (200) that he asks if he can join in. [[spoiler: [[{{Jerkass}} Too bad Rod decides to tell Steve when it looks like Mephisto is going to be Man of Fist.]]]]
* GoodIsNotNice: The Fist Team claim to be a force for good, but throughout the series they kidnap people, hold slaves, kill people, mug people and eventually conquer the world.
** The Monks of the Fist from Series II seem nice enough (at least compared to Steve), but they still lied to Ballistic Man so he'd waste his life as their guard.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Odin, a wrestler who assists the team in ''Fist Furniture.''
* HeelFaceTurn: Ballistic Man joins Mephisto after he shows him a picture of a Dolphin. Mephisto is accepted back into the Fist Team after Steve deems him loyal.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Everyone, in season 1. In season 2, they're more {{Villain Protagonist}}s. [[spoiler:Exept Womp.]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Captain Cook is not generally regarded as a villain (YMMV), but he instantly becomes pretty cool once you give him some laser cannons and other futuristic tech.
* HumongousMecha: Depot in Series Two. He looks so darn marketable!
* {{Hypocrite}}: What qualifies as ''weak'' seems to change depending on Steve's mood, or what's funnier.
* IAmAHumanitarian: In Series Two, Mephisto finds two Community Wellfair Officers invading the Fist Team HQ's laundry. We cut back a while later and he is chewing on their flesh.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The [[ChainsawGood time saw]], AKA 'The Ultimate Weapon' is a chainsaw that can cut through the fabric of time and space. Too bad Steve destroyed it with a lightsaber (another ImpossiblyCoolWeapon by coincidence).
* InfantImmortality: Averted in High School Challenge where a student is punished for guessing Steve's weight wrong by having her head pulverised by a lawnmower. A lizard man devours a baby in Series Two. The above mentioned rescued baby turns out to be an explosive, so that may not count. But remember, Death is Cheap. Tara also becomes a little girl after dying (Rod hit the Sidekick button) and happily skips off into the battle field, just to get killed instantly.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Mephisto is not like you.
** In ''Fear Factory'' Rod is the only member of his team left, mostly because his showboating got them all killed. Steve asks if he feels he's let them down. He decides that '''they''' let him down by dying.
* {{Jerkass}}: Most of the team has their moments. Womp is generally the nicest, but he ends up bullying Tara over not being a real person to make himself feel better.
* KilledOffForReal: Numerous One-Shot characters, Blue Womp, Tara, Panda, The Mime, and technically [[spoiler:Orange Womp, as a third series is unlikely, and the last thing he did on the show was get shotgunned in the head]].
* LargeHam: Steve and Mephisto are particular scenery chewers.
* ManChild: Womp is very naive and trusting, easily distracted and so forth.
** His clone, Blue Womp exaggerates this greatly without quite becoming a PsychopathicManChild. Best shown when he pulled a prank on Womp when they were locked in a life or death situation. This resulted in Womp shooting at him several times at point blank range; Blue Womp didn't even notice.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Considering how borderline psychotic the Fist Team can be, this is hardly surprising.
* {{Mooks}}: Pandas, Medieval Recreationists, Ninjas, and Ballet Dancers have all played this part from time to time.
* MundaneSolution: Mephisto ultimately decides to combat terrorism by doing absolutely nothing and getting on with his life. He is not feeling terrorized, and therefore terrorism has no effect on him.
* MysteriousPast: Mephisto used to be a security guard, but is now apparently on the run for tax evasion. Something had to make him snap, as we meet a former colleague of his in one episode, who seems to remember him being a nice guy. Mephisto kills him and uses his face as a mask.
* Name'sTheSame: Mephisto is not responsible for ruining Spider-Man's marriage.
* NoFourthWall: The show is presented as a ShowWithinAShow, so Steve will frequently address us and report on the Fist Team's progress. Series Two has this at the start, but the change in format pretty takes away from the ShowWithinAShow aspect and it is featured less and less.
* NonHumanSidekick: Panda, who is also apparently in Steve's family. And technically Tara.
* OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: Season 2 had the Timesaw, a chainsaw which saws holes in spacetime.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Specifically, snarling naked beasts who use their capes to glide. Originally Mephisto was intended to be a vampire. You can still find references to it throughout the series, such as his Batsuit. Had this had happened, their vampires would have also had their own cult, and aids.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The team encounter a city council which is made up of various horror monsters, including zombies.
* PetTheDog: The early series hadn't established Steve as the enormous {{Jerkass}} we know him as now, and these occurred a few times.
** The Fist Team save a forest from loggers. A forest could easily be considered week for representing nature, but Steve genuinely cares about the forest. One could say he's just trying to prove how weak the protesters are, but this is dashed away when the Fist Team (or specifically, Mephisto) happily plants a small tree at the end of the episode.
** A few times, Steve seemed to genuinely care when someone got killed or hurt, such as Womp in Vertical Challenge.
** In Episode 7, Steve drives by Rod and reminds him to drink plenty of liquids.
** Mephisto gives Tara a handmade device to cut through Steve's safe so she can get the tokens used to control her, when he had nothing to gain from it.
* PowerFist: What do you think?
** Steve is covered in smouldering metal in the final episode, and manages to use it to his own advantage and gain fists of steel. Craig Anderson (Steve) is interested in having Steve's hands like that permanently if they make another Series.
* SequelHook: At the end of Episode 7, Steve uses a spaceship to destroy a meteor headed for Earth, apparently killing him. Later on, we see his trademark CoolShades have survived. The first episode of Series Two had Steve grabbing said glasses and rocketing his way back to Earth.
* RainDance: Womp once performed a rain dance that summoned... hamburgers.
* RealityEnsues: Used hilariously a few times early on. Especially effective as the show ordinarily ran on cartoon physics and RuleOfCool.
** PlayedForDrama in Series Two. Steve creates Fist Furniture, a company that specializes in dangerous, 'fist worthy' furniture. Not only does Steve have to deal with the difficulties of managing a business, but also finds that ordinary consumers will ''complain'' about furniture intended to maim them. The business fails, and Steve turns to alcoholism.
* RuleOfCool: The show has this instead of blood.
* RunningGag: Kanangra. Dolphins. Lakemba Auto Barn. The ABC being jerks.
* ShoutOut: The rap song at the end of the final episode is a reference to Sci-Fi movies with WillSmith, where he would often produce a single based on the movie.
* SixthRanger: Tina T replaces Mephisto when he is possessed. In Series Two, we get Tara, a badass android chick who can transform into a plethora of devices (most prominently, a Vending Machine). She was actually on par with Steve in combat ability.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Played with. Steve is constantly referring to the show as a television phenomenon and boasting about their huge ratings. Within the context of the show, where they are huge celebrities, this is averted. In real life, they didn't do so well.
* SpacePirate: Captain James Cook
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Often used to fill time. In Series One we mostly get recurring segments, but occasionally throughout both we get moments such as Womp performing a rain dance that summons hamburgers, Rod running and needing a pipstop to replace his leg, and Mephisto fooling around with the Time-Saw.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In Series II, the Fist Team started interacting a lot more, and it became very clear that most of them not get along.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Womp delivers one to Steve in ''Ultimate Weapon,'' pointing out how he loves telling people how Weak they are, but almost never does any work himself. [[SubvertedTrope This infuriates Steve enough to recover from a broken leg through sheer willpower.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Invoke in ''Extreme Makeover,'' where the Fist Team has to train an old woman, a child, and a magician to be Fistworthy. The Magician is hit with it the hardest, learning to stand up to Mephisto, and eagerly improving Steve's challenge by locking himself in a flaming metal coffin. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Ultimately subverted. It kills him.]]]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: A jerk to begin with, Steve really goes off the deep end in Series II. [[spoiler: Even pre FaceHeelTurn]] he mercilessly abuses the Fist Team, and turns his fans into slave labour. [[JustifiedTrope But really, who wouldn't be unhinged after four years stuck in space?]]
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: The Fist Team trains the Aboriginal Australians to combat Captain Cook. In the very next episode, Mephisto sharpens the blunt blades of the Medieval Recreationists and gives the Imperial Stormtroppers actual firearms, though that is more of 'Training the Incompetent Nerds.'
* {{Worldbuilding:}} Series II is slightly more consistent with it's insanity, and gives an origin to Steve and his beliefs.
* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:The Fist Team in Series Two, aside from Womp]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: Steve's reaction to Womp saving his life in The Final Battle. It MakesSenseInContext.
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