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Anime And Manga
- Dragon Ball Z. From the Kaio-Ken technique to the Super Saiyan, this pose is done all the time.
- Ultra Instinct, possibly Goku's final transformation, notably doesn't do this. Rather eerily Goku simply stands, making his extreme calmness in the face of more power than ever before striking.
- Used often in Mobile Fighter G Gundam whenever someone entered their Super Mode.
- When Ash's Infernape used his Blaze Ability in Pokémon, he did this as he powered up. And yes, Super Saiyan jokes have been done.
- Years later, both Ash and his Greninja do this in sync with each other when they finally perfect their Bond Phenomenon transformation.
- All over in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, being a Transformers anime.
- In My Hero Academia Midoriya does this pose on top of a pile of rubbish once he has finished cleaning a polluted beach. He gains 'One for All' a few minutes later, and him striking the pose symbolized him completing the training that allowed him to receive All Might's power. Mostly averted when Midoriya actually activates his powers, though he is still early in his development and this might change as he can access more of his abilities.
Live Action TV
- Often used in many Sentai works during the Transformation Sequence.
- Doctor Who: Used for practically all the times we've seen Time Lords or partial Time Lords regenerate on-screen since 2005.
- Some demons on Supernatural do this when the black smoke which is their essence leaves the meat suit they're currently wearing.
- When anyone goes into their Super Mode in Sonic the Hedgehog they usually adopt this pose.
- inFAMOUS, In Famous 2, and In Famous Second Son Cole and Delsin Rowe do this really awkward pose when he absorbs a Blast Core (in the case with Cole) or a new power (in the case with Delsin).
- Dante in Devil May Cry entering his Super Mode tends to strike a pose like this.
- God of War: Kratos adopts this pose when he uses his Poseidon's Rage spell.
- If Zero becomes "Awakened" in Mega Man X5, he adopts this pose along with a red glowing aura.
- Advanced V.G. II: Used as a special attack and as a victory pose for The Material Twins, during which, they levitate and flare their psychic-kinetic energy around their bodies. Miranda Jahana has the same ability, but on a far greater scale. Material's version is seen at 7:13-7:16, while Miranda's is seen at 7:29.
- Shana and Dart do this in The Legend of Dragoon during their Transformation Sequence.
- Several animations in MS Saga: A New Dawn use this, most notably the physical weapon lines.
- Asura adopts this pose in Asura's Wrath when entering Unlimited form and other forms.
- The usual pose done whenever a Ground based Devastator is performed in [PROTOTYPE].
- Gene does this during several of his Limit Breaks in God Hand.
- The Guardian of the Balance assumes this pose (but with his legs together) upon ascending to the top of the Tower of the Balance in The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.
- Hazama of BlazBlue does this whenever he activates his Azure Grimoire.
- Collector Mooks in Mass Effect 2 enter this pose when Harbinger assumes direct control over them, complete with Battle Aura from their skin lighting on fire. Naturally, should you be of that bent, this is a great time to nail them with sniper fire.
- The player characters in DC Universe Online do this briefly whenever they Level Up.
- Mega Evolution, introduced in Pokémon X and Y, will have many of the Mons strike a pose similar to this while they transform.
- The titular Prince has a similar pose in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within when he uses a time portal (which often gives him new abilities) or gets his health bar extended.
- In Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi, if playable character Ashikaga Yoshiteru successfully targets an enemy with "Muken no Tobira" skill (lit. "Infernal Gateway"), that enemy gets stuck in a moment for a bit, as Ashikaga warps behind the target to deliver massive damage with a Diagonal Cut, taking time to dramatically sheath the blade afterwards.
- Kingdom Hearts:
- Appears in Super Mario Bros. Z befitting to the inspiration source. Notable in that in Mario's characters case it involved modified sprites from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga to achieve this pose.
- Parodied like many other tropes in College Saga.
- In El Goonish Shive, Greg tries to invoke a Super Mode transformation a la Dragon Ball Z by striking this pose. Unfortunately for him the rules of magic in his verse don't quite work that way.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
- This pose is adopted by some of the mane six when they use the power of the Elements of Harmony.
- When Twilight was transformed into an Alicorn she took this pose when the power entered her.
- In Birdman cartoons, the title character adopts this pose when he recharges his solar energy by bathing in sunlight.