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* In ''WesternAnimation/TurningRed'', Mei does this to try to trigger an idea.

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** Heather is robbed of the Immunity Idol in "[[Recap/TotalDramaNoEggspectsTheSpanishOpposition No Egg-spects the Spanish Opposition]]" and wrongly concludes that it's Chris's doing because he has cameras everywhere. In the confessional, she directly addresses him and vows she won't be the one to leave the island tonight as she taps her palm with her fist.


* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': At twelve hours into the awake-athon in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheBigSleep The Big Sleep]]", Owen keeps himself conscious with movement and enthusiasm. While hitting his palm with his fist, he brags it'll be easy to win, then promptly falls asleep.

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At twelve hours into the awake-athon in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheBigSleep The Big Sleep]]", Owen keeps himself conscious with movement and enthusiasm. While hitting tapping his palm with his fist, he brags it'll be easy to win, then promptly falls asleep.asleep.
** During a confessional in "[[Recap/TotalDramaBroadwayBaby Broadway, Baby!]]", Heather wonders what caused Sierra to act the way she did and lose Chris's favor. In a flash of realization, she recalls Alejandro's smile and taps her palm with her fist as she comes to the conclusion that he manipulated Sierra into it.
** When they're threatened by a crocodile in "[[Recap/TotalDramaThisIsThePits This Is the Pits!]]", Scarlett taps her palm with her fist as she recognizes that this is the perfect opportunity to get rid of Max. It's less that he gets eaten, and more that he gets delayed and will cause the team to lose, upon which he'll be voted off.
** During a confessional in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTwinningIsntEverything Twinning Isn't Everything]]", Amy calls Samey a Spare Amy and realizes a nickname even more cruel than "Samey" would be "Sparemy". She taps her palm with her fist as she declares that once she gets home, she's going to change the name on her sister's birth certificate.

















* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': At twelve hours into the awake-athon in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheBigSleep The Big Sleep]]", Owen keeps himself conscious with movement and enthusiasm. While hitting his palm with his fist, he brags it'll be easy to win, then promptly falls asleep.





Sometimes when a character has an IdeaBulb moment, he may reflect it by holding one hand (usually the left) out and tapping the palm with the other fist.

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Sometimes when a character has an IdeaBulb moment, he they may reflect it by holding one hand (usually the left) out and tapping the palm with the other fist.


* Robin from the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series did this quite often, usually accompanied by a "Holy ____, Batman!" exclamation.

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* Robin from the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/Batman1966'' series did this quite often, usually accompanied by a "Holy ____, Batman!" exclamation.

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* Sah in ''Webcomic/RealmOfOwls'' taps in discovering that there is a lot [[https://realmofowls.com/comics/solving-moslo-done simpler solution to the problem]].


* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', most animations are reused on a lot of characters. A common one in conversation is this gesture, used for emphasizing a point.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] does this quite a lot in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', thanks to the game's heavy use of GoingThroughTheMotions with character animations.

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', [[GoingThroughTheMotions most animations are reused on a lot of characters.characters]]. A common one in conversation is this gesture, used for emphasizing a point.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Jack Skellington]] does this quite a lot in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', thanks to the game's heavy use of GoingThroughTheMotions "GoingThroughTheMotions" with character animations.













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* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' Kimiko does this when confident enough to fight Panda Bubba in the episode "The Return of Panda Bubba" when he took over her father's factory.
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* [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/baka_to_tesuto_to_shoukanjuu/v01/c002/19.html Here]] is an example from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'', the sound effect having been translated "bam". And apparently the onomatopoeia for the drum is ''oberobero''.

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* [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/baka_to_tesuto_to_shoukanjuu/v01/c002/19.html Here]] is an example from Happens in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'', the sound effect having been translated "bam". And apparently the onomatopoeia for the drum is ''oberobero''.



* Seen every now and then in ''HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi''. As shown in the picture, Akisame-sensei takes Kenichi's request for a day off and figures that it's been a while since anyone else has had a vacation anyway.

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* Seen every now and then in ''HistorysStrongestDiscipleKenichi''.''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. As shown in the picture, Akisame-sensei takes Kenichi's request for a day off and figures that it's been a while since anyone else has had a vacation anyway.


* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap at the end with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.

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* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...SOPA as a gesture to rally behind his cause...only to find out the fight's over before he could even start it. He does one more deflated fist tap at the end with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.


* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.

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* [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap at the end with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.


** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.

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** * [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.

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** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=308 Pantsman]] of ''WebComic/VGCats'' fame does this during his rant about SOPA...only to find out the fight's over before he could start it. He does one more deflated fist tap with a quiet PrecisionFStrike.

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