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How do you show you're really pissed off, but don't want to FlipTheBird? Raise a clenched fist to the sky and shake it, as if you're contemplating punching/strangling God! Even better if you have a GlovedFistOfDoom, or there are a ton of fellow angry citizens raising their fists with you to show their solidarity and defiance towards The Man.

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How do you show you're really pissed off, but don't want to FlipTheBird? be FlippingTheBird? Raise a clenched fist to the sky and shake it, as if you're contemplating punching/strangling God! Even better if you have a GlovedFistOfDoom, or there are a ton of fellow angry citizens raising their fists with you to show their solidarity and defiance towards The Man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudhouse'': In "Pasture Bedtime", while at the pool party, Clyde does this to the dog that steals his and Lincolns' clothes, leaving both boys in their underwear.


* In the video for "Come Dancing", Ray Davies does this to his date's younger brother.

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* In the video for "Come Dancing", Ray Davies of Music/TheKinks does this to his date's younger brother.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Joker's Favor", normal man Charlie Collins gets cut off on the highway, causing him to shout at the other driver, this trope included. When he realizes that the other driver is ''The Joker'', Charlie quickly unfolds his hand and tries to act like he's just waving, complete with a [[OhCrapSmile terrified smile.]]


** Occasionally a more ridiculous variation would be featured, such as in the parody sequence where Bart is Indiana Jones and Homer is one of [[ChasedByAngryNatives the South American Indians chasing him]] in the opening scene of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. As Bart makes his escape, Homer runs out into the street in just his underwear and angrily hops up and down while [[{{Angrish}} bellowing "savage" gibberish]].

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** Occasionally a more ridiculous variation would be featured, such as in the parody sequence at the start of "Bart's Friend Falls in Love" where Bart is Indiana Jones and Homer is one of [[ChasedByAngryNatives the South American Indians chasing him]] in the opening scene of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. As Bart makes his escape, Homer runs out into the street in just his underwear and angrily hops up and down while [[{{Angrish}} bellowing "savage" gibberish]].


* The Hooded Claw does this when [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Penelope Pitstop]] escapes from one of his death traps or the Ant Hill Mob rescues her.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]], we see one irate pony doing this to another. And in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]], [[TookALevelInJerkass New Fluttershy]] does it as she declares that no one pushes her around. Given that the ponies can't actually ''make'' fists, it ends up looking like she's [[FlippingTheBird trying to do something else]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': The Hooded Claw does this when [[WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop Penelope Pitstop]] escapes from one of his death traps or the Ant Hill Mob rescues her.
* * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]], we see one irate pony doing this to another. And in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown Putting Your Hoof Down]], [[TookALevelInJerkass New Fluttershy]] does it as she declares that no one pushes her around. Given that the ponies can't actually ''make'' fists, it ends up looking like she's [[FlippingTheBird trying to do something else]].else]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]], we see one irate pony doing this to another during "A True, True Friend" as Applejack explains to Pinkie that the townsfolk need cheering up.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in the episode ''No Weenies allowed'' when Spongebob was fighting Sandy in Karate, he got knocked into a family's potato salad. The husband the yelled "It took us 3 days to make that potato salad, three days!" (Cue fist shake).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in the episode ''No Weenies allowed'' Allowed'' when Spongebob was fighting Sandy in Karate, he got knocked into a family's potato salad. The husband the yelled "It took us 3 days to make that potato salad, three days!" (Cue fist shake).


* [[EvilIsHammy Vrotheus the Vile]] does this to one of the heroes in ''Literature/FancyApartments''. Considering the vampire [[MakesSenseInContext had just flown through him]], he probably felt he had reason.

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* [[EvilIsHammy Vrotheus the Vile]] does this to one of the heroes in ''Literature/FancyApartments''. Considering the vampire [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext had just flown through him]], he probably felt he had reason.



* When Fancy Pants Man does it in ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2]]'' in response to stolen ice cream, the mayor of Squiggleville [[LampshadedTrope comments]] that "Not even a fist-shaking as magnificent as that will bring back that tasty frozen treat!"

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* When Fancy Pants Man does it in ''[[VideoGame/FancyPantsAdventures The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2]]'' in response to stolen ice cream, the mayor of Squiggleville [[LampshadedTrope [[LampshadeHanging comments]] that "Not even a fist-shaking as magnificent as that will bring back that tasty frozen treat!"



** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': Bobby Fulbright, your [[LargeHam ham-saturated]] detective, will clench his shaking fist at you in righteous fury whenever he gets the chance to. [[spoiler:He's exaggerating it completely to seem he actually does feel that way, he doesn't really feel it at all, or care]].

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** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': Bobby Fulbright, your [[LargeHam ham-saturated]] detective, will clench his shaking fist at you in righteous fury whenever he gets the chance to. [[spoiler:He's exaggerating it completely to seem he actually does feel that way, he doesn't really feel it at all, or care]]. care.]]



* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': BigBad Liquid Snake does this a lot in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid]]'', being quite the emotional and melodramatic man. [[spoiler:It sticks around in the sequels when his traitorous right-hand man, Revolver Ocelot, becomes possessed by his spirit.]][[/folder]]

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': BigBad Liquid Snake does this a lot in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid]]'', being quite the emotional and melodramatic man. [[spoiler:It sticks around in the sequels when his traitorous right-hand man, Revolver Ocelot, becomes possessed by his spirit.]][[/folder]]
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', Baroness von Bon Bon tends to shake her fist in anger A LOT whenever you defeat one of her minions.
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': BigBad Liquid Snake does this a lot in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid]]'', being quite the emotional and melodramatic man. [[spoiler:It sticks around in the sequels when his traitorous right-hand man, Revolver Ocelot, becomes possessed by his spirit.]][[/folder]]

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': BigBad Liquid Snake does this a lot in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid]]'', being quite the emotional and melodramatic man. [[spoiler:It sticks around in the sequels when his traitorous right-hand man, Revolver Ocelot, becomes possessed by his spirit.]][[/folder]]


* Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one when cursing the TheOldConvict who got him trapped in the Cave of Wonders.

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* Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one when cursing the TheOldConvict who got him trapped in the Cave of Wonders.

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* Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one when cursing the TheOldConvict who got him trapped in the Cave of Wonders.


* A common pose for SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, especially when confronting the ComicBook/FantasticFour.

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* A common pose for SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Comicbook/DoctorDoom, especially when confronting the ComicBook/FantasticFour.


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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'':
** Franchise/{{Superman}} does this -combined with a Skyward Scream- after visiting a chemical plant. He lifts his fist and swears that he will not let Earth die.
** In the next issue, super-villain Protector strikes Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} and her cousin with lightning bolts before hightailing it. Angry, Supergirl shakes her fits as she cries out: “Wait till I get my hands on that guy!”


** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': Bobby Fulbright, your [[LargeHam ham-saturated]] detective, will clench his shaking fist at you in righteous fury whenever he gets the chance to. [[spoiler: He's exaggerating it completely to seem he actually does feel that way, he doesn't really feel it at all, or care]].

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** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'': Bobby Fulbright, your [[LargeHam ham-saturated]] detective, will clench his shaking fist at you in righteous fury whenever he gets the chance to. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's exaggerating it completely to seem he actually does feel that way, he doesn't really feel it at all, or care]].



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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'': BigBad Liquid Snake does this a lot in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid]]'', being quite the emotional and melodramatic man. [[spoiler:It sticks around in the sequels when his traitorous right-hand man, Revolver Ocelot, becomes possessed by his spirit.]][[/folder]]


* ''ComicStip/{{Peanuts}}'': Snoopy does this every time he's playing "WorldWarI flying ace" and gets his "plane" (doghouse) shot full of holes. [[GoshDangItToHeck ("Curse you, Red Baron!")]]

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* ''ComicStip/{{Peanuts}}'': Snoopy does this every time he's playing "WorldWarI "UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying ace" and gets his "plane" (doghouse) shot full of holes. [[GoshDangItToHeck ("Curse you, Red Baron!")]]


** Occasionally a more ridiculous variation would be featured, such as in the parody sequence where Bart is Indiana Jones and Homer is one of [[ChasedByAngryNatives the South American Indians chasing him]] in the opening scene of ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''. As Bart makes his escape, Homer runs out into the street in just his underwear and angrily hops up and down while [[{{Angrish}} bellowing "savage" gibberish]].

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** Occasionally a more ridiculous variation would be featured, such as in the parody sequence where Bart is Indiana Jones and Homer is one of [[ChasedByAngryNatives the South American Indians chasing him]] in the opening scene of ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''.''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. As Bart makes his escape, Homer runs out into the street in just his underwear and angrily hops up and down while [[{{Angrish}} bellowing "savage" gibberish]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' in the episode ''No Weenies allowed'' when Spongebob was fighting Sandy in Karate, he got knocked into a family's potato salad. The husband the yelled "It took us 3 days to make that potato salad, three days!" (Cue fist shake).

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