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* In Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/TurningRed'', Meilin Lee strikes this pose during [[spoiler:her fight with her mother Ming's kaiju-panda form]]. It's a bit unusual in that she isn't "powering up" in the conventional sense, but [[spoiler:it does indicate [[RageBreakingPoint the moment when she stops trying to annoy her mother and starts actively fighting her]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' he does this pose as he uses his Chaos Blast. The intro shows him doing this animated to boot.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose to wrist-activate her gauntlet-guns, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.
** When Cinder gains the full power of the Fall Maiden she takes this pose. Notably every other Maiden who gains the power doesn't take this pose, highlighting how power hungry Cinder is.

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''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose to wrist-activate her gauntlet-guns, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.
** When Cinder gains the full power of the Fall Maiden she takes this pose. Notably every other Maiden who gains the power doesn't take this pose, highlighting how power hungry Cinder is.
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose to wrist-activate her gauntlet-guns, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.

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** When Cinder gains the full power of the Fall Maiden she takes this pose. Notably every other Maiden who gains the power doesn't take this pose, highlighting how power hungry Cinder is.

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* When Thanos completes the Infinity Gauntlet in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', the power influx makes him assume this pose, albeit with fists pointed downwards.
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* Richter Belmont of VideoGame/{{Castlevania}} fame is often seen in this pose when activating item crashes, super powered attacks unique to whatever subweapon he has equipped.

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* ComicBook/{{Asterix}} usually adopts a version of this pose when he drinks the magic potion. He glows and rises off the ground, his back is arched and the arm that does not hold the gourd of potion is either fully extended or has a slight bend at the elbow; in either case, the fist is clenched. A unique aspect of this pose is that his feet are depicted as flapping violently -- maybe that's why he's off the ground?


If the power-up is [[PowerFloats making you float]], you may as well point those toes. Hands in fists or curled are optional, as is [[ScreamingWarrior screaming at the top of the lungs]]. It is highly recommended to make use of this trope to add that extra layer of badass to any [[{{Shapeshifting}} transformation]] and it's shorter than a full TransformationSequence too. This trope often serves as a visual indicator of someone becoming their SuperMode, or [[IAmNotLeftHanded pulling out the stops]].

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If the power-up is [[PowerFloats making you float]], you may as well point those toes. Hands in fists or curled are optional, as is [[ScreamingWarrior screaming at the top of the lungs]]. It is highly recommended to make use of this trope to add that extra layer of badass to any [[{{Shapeshifting}} transformation]] and it's shorter than a full TransformationSequence too. This trope often serves as a visual indicator of someone becoming entering their SuperMode, or [[IAmNotLeftHanded pulling out the stops]].


* The cover of the Ed Greenwood's ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' novel ''Crown of Fire'' shows the main character Shandril Shessair using the title ability. See it [[http://www.o-love.net/realms/covers_large/pic_har9.jpg here]].

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* The cover of the Ed Greenwood's ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' ''[[Literature/ShandrilsSaga Spellfire]]'' novel ''Crown of Fire'' shows the main character Shandril Shessair using the title ability. See it [[http://www.o-love.net/realms/covers_large/pic_har9.jpg here]].





and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose and then charging at her opponents. [[spoiler:This obvious attack gives Adam the opening to power his own attack and cut her arm off.]] In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose to wrist-activate her gauntlet-guns, and then charging at her opponents. [[spoiler:This obvious attack gives Adam the opening In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to power his own attack fix her problems, and cut it made her arm off.]] predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.



and then charging at her opponents.
In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.


* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' cartoons, the title character adopts this pose when he recharges his solar energy by bathing in sunlight.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdman}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Birdman1967'' cartoons, the title character adopts this pose when he recharges his solar energy by bathing in sunlight.


* ComicBook/{{Superman}} usually adopts a pose like this when he flies into the atmosphere to supercharge on solar energy. Probably helps the surface area for better absorption.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} usually adopts a pose like this when he flies into the upper atmosphere to supercharge on solar energy. Probably helps the surface area for better absorption.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose, activating her gauntlets at the same to bring her arms into power fists by her side, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose, activating her gauntlets at the same to bring her arms into power fists by her side, pose and then charging at her opponents. [[spoiler:This obvious attack gives Adam the opening to power his own attack and cut her arm off.]] In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance, no longer broadcasting when she's about to use it.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose, activating her gauntlets at the same to bring her arms into power fists by her side, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance and no longer broadcasts when she's about to use it.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}: ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Deconstructed. During Volumes 1-3, Yang often activates her Semblance by entering the power-up pose, activating her gauntlets at the same to bring her arms into power fists by her side, and then charging at her opponents. In Volume 4, her father points out this style of activation is just a temper tantrum designed to fix her problems, and it made her predictable to her opponents. He teaches her to fight smarter instead of harder and to only use her Semblance as a last resort; from then on, she stops relying on her Semblance and Semblance, no longer broadcasts broadcasting when she's about to use it.

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