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1%% Image and caption selected per Image Pickin' thread:˛%% Please do not replace or remove either without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:300:[[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart]]]]˛[[caption-width-right:300:[[GrumpyOldMan "Dagnabbit!"]]]]˛˛How do you show you're really pissed off, but don't want to 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. ˛˛Will often result in MilkingTheGiantCow if overdone by a LargeHam. May also be used for a particularly defiant VillainExitStageLeft.˛˛Can overlap with SayMyName, BigWordShout. Compare BicepPolishingGesture, FistOfRage, FistPump.˛----˛!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder: Comic Strips ]]˛* ''ComicStip/{{Peanuts}}'': Snoopy does this every time he's playing "UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying ace" and gets his "plane" (doghouse) shot full of holes. [[GoshDangItToHeck ("Curse you, Red Baron!")]] ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Comic Books ]]˛* A common pose for Comicbook/DoctorDoom, especially when confronting the ComicBook/FantasticFour. ˛* When Gargamel's plans fail, expect this pose from him whenever he vows to get his revenge on ComicBook/TheSmurfs.˛* 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!”˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Fan Works ]]˛* ''Fanfic/TheWorldOfTheCreatures'' has a moment where Jon Stewart does this after Stephen Colbert makes a bad joke. ˛* ''Fanfic/GimmeShelter'' has Fleur de Lis giving one to a taxi after it hits the puddle next to her without so much as slowing down.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Film ]]˛* Disney/{{Aladdin}} does one when cursing TheOldConvict who got him trapped in the Cave of Wonders.˛* Stands With a Fist from ''Film/DancesWithWolves'' is named after this trope -- it comes from when she punched out a Sioux woman who was bullying her and stood over her with a clenched fist.˛* A Nazi soldier does this in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', after the main characters escape capture.˛* ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'': The dwarf (one of The Gardener's minions) and police commissioner Ledvina shake their fists at each other during the final confrontation, which was filmed in a style reminiscent of old slapstick comedies. When the dwarf gets arrested and is carried away by a police officer, he's still seen shaking his fist.˛* The film version of ''Film/ByeByeBirdie'' has a scene near the end featuring a Soviet ballet conductor on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' who is [[ItMakesSenseInContext tricked into drinking a glass of milk with an adrenaline-jolting drug inside]]. He then leads his orchestra at such a fast tempo that the ballet dancers can't keep up and begin making embarrassing mistakes, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance much to the delight of the Americans in the audience and the outrage of the Russians]]. By the performance's conclusion, the dancers are all making angry G-rated gestures at the conductor, including a fist-shake.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Literature ]]˛* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:˛** Darth Vader in ''Literature/SplinterOfTheMindsEye''.˛** In the ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' {{novelization}}, [[BigBad Palpatine]] does this when confronted by Mace and his team, giving "the perfect image of a tired, frightened old man."˛* Done by the protagonist of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''In The Walls Of Eryx'' in order to intimidate the Venusian natives. They're not exactly intimidated.˛* At the end of the ''Literature/ToughMagic'' series, Uncle Rick does this to Holois, after she hits his nose one last time.˛* [[EvilIsHammy Vrotheus the Vile]] does this to one of the heroes in ''Literature/FancyApartments''. Considering the vampire [[ItMakesSenseInContext had just flown through him]], he probably felt he had reason.˛* A variation in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. Cassie infiltrates the Yeerk pool with the aid of a pacifist Controller to rescue Katran. As she goes osprey and hauls tailfeather out of the pool, she notices the guy making this gesture- or at least, that's what it looks like to the Yeerks, she knows he's pumping his fist in elation.˛* ''Literature/{{TACK}}'': Will says that bully Red Jameson gave him a friendly wave after Will outwitted him at the spelling bee, allowing him and Toria to make their escape. Toria makes a small correction: "Will, no one waves with their fist!"˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Music ]]˛* "10000 fists" by Music/{{Disturbed}}.˛* In the video for "Come Dancing", Ray Davies of Music/TheKinks does this to his date's younger brother.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Pinball ]]˛* Done in an animation in ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'' where the player's golf ball goes through a clubhouse window.˛* General Yagov in ''[[Pinball/F14Tomcat F-14 Tomcat]]'' does this to his foe, "Hitman".˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Video Games ]]˛%% * ''Videogame/FatalFury'': '''''GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!!!'''''˛* All the time in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', though since everyone's hands are just polygon blocks, you're free to imagine what the fingers are doing while they flail about.˛* Happens at the beginning of Knuckles story in ''[[Videogame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic & Knuckles]]''. Knux is relaxing in Mushroom Hills with his li'l animal buddies when a lone Egg Robo drops a bomb. Once he gets up and sees the culprit, Knuckles does this before giving chase.˛** In Sonic's story, Sonic walks in on Knuckles doing this to Dr. Eggman stealing the Master Emerald towards the end of Hidden Palace Zone.˛* 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 [[LampshadeHanging comments]] that "Not even a fist-shaking as magnificent as that will bring back that tasty frozen treat!"˛* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': The killer in case 1-5 begins doing this once you begin to get close to nailing him.˛** ''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.]]˛* In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue of ''Videogame/ShovelKnight'', [[spoiler:King Knight's epilogue has him forced to scrub the floors of Pridemoor Keep, with his scene ending in him tossing the rag on the ground and angrily shaking his fist]].˛* In ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', [[EgomaniacHunter Aurelia's]] downed animation has her shake her fist in anger before [[ComebackMechanic Fight For Your Life]] is initiated.˛* ''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.]]˛* In ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', Baroness von Bon Bon tends to shake her fist in anger A LOT whenever you defeat one of her minions.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Web Animation ]]˛* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Strong Bad Email "couch patch", Strong Bad does this when swearing revenge on whoever insulted his cooking (not realizing it's just [[PaperThinDisguise Coach Z in shadow and with a digitally modified voice]]).˛** "Next episode, Blue Laser! Next episooode!!"˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Web Video ]]˛* After calling ''VideoGame/SilverSurfer'' game's level selects screen a "''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' ripoff", WebVideo/TheIrateGamer shakes his fist at it. Then Mega Man himself appears, and they both shake their fists at the game.˛* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic often does this when mocking how horrible a work is presenting something.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder: Western Animation ]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' have this as the standard angry reaction (if they're not going straight for bodily harm).˛** In a [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror episode]] when Bart becomes TheFly, he acts like he's trapped in a spider's web shouting "Help me!" When the spider gets close Bart reveals he's just faking and flies away. The spider shakes four of its legs at Bart.˛** In "Lemon of Troy" when Homer steals Flanders's RV away from the impound lot the lot's owner and his son (Homer and Bart's [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals Shelbyville counterparts]]) shake their fists at the fleeing Springfieldianites.˛-->Homer-2: Ooh, you lousy Springfielders, you... shake harder, boy!˛** The Page Image in GrumpyOldMan is of Grandpa Simpson yelling at a cloud, shaking his fist.˛** 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]].˛* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' - [[MadScientist Dexter]] has been known to do this when [[SpannerInTheWorks Dee Dee comes in and ruins his latest experiments]].˛* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' - Dan [[OnceAnEpisode frequently]] does a double-fisted version.˛* Dr. Claw of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' often does this while proclaiming "I'll get you next time, Gadget!".˛* End credits of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' shows Looten Plunder shaking his fist to the sky, shouting "You'll pay for this, Captain Planet!"˛* Used as a (rather unique) gag in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', in which Kilowog and Razer are having an argument. Hal tries to defuse the situation, and tells them to shake hands in a bid to get them to make up. [[CrazyCulturalComparison Since neither of them are from Earth, they don't quite understand this custom]], and [[ both then proceed to shake their fists at one another.]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'': The Hooded Claw does this when Penelope escapes from one of his death traps or the Ant Hill Mob rescues her.˛* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':˛** 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]].˛** 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.˛* As Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix row away from the New World in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Conquers America'', there's a clifftop shot of the Indian medicine man, who tried to extort the Magic Potion recipe from Getafix earlier, collecting herbs with his spear. When he sees the Gauls leaving, he shakes his spear at them.˛* The S2 ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "The Man Who Shot Kane Skretteburg" has the characters shaking their fists at the teenagers causing trouble.˛* ''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).˛* 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.]]˛* ''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.˛[[/folder]]˛˛-----


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