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  • The God Emperor of Mankind in the roleplay game In the Beginning, There Was Man, usurps the control of the Warp from the greatly empowered Gods of Chaos.
  • Robynne AKA Hottie II in her Super Hottie Goddess transformation knocked out Cthulhu himself with one punch, twice (actually two from different universes) in Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World.
  • In Aeon Natum Engel, Dagon is Mind Raped by Fettel. Let that sink in for a bit! That he's also killed seconds later is just a bonus.
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  • In Power Girl fanfic A Force of Four, Power Girl, Wonder Woman, her daughter Fury, the Amazons and Infinity Inc face up to Mars and manage -maybe- to blast him out of existence.
  • A Crown of Stars: In chapter 5 Asuka punches Daniel after he calls her out on her self-destructive “I don’t need anyone” attitude. He made no attempt to stop her.
  • Nobody Dies: Terrifying!Rei doesn't just punch out Ramiel. She FALCON PUNCHES her.
  • The One I Love Is: During the Final Battle, Shinji driving Unit-01 ran the Lance of Longinus through an Eldritch Abomination born when Gendo performed the Forbidden Union betweeh Lilith and Adam.
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  • In Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Supergirl crossover The Vampire of Steel, Kara obliterates an Eldritch Abomination by dumping it into an hostile environment. Later Buffy beats down and stakes a Kryptonian vampire.
  • A mod over at Toho Kingdom writes yearly holiday themed fanfics with members of the site as character. Last Christmas fic featured Cthulhu as the main villain. After the military fails epically to kill him, they get a pair of mecha from Santa Claus and manage to kill him.
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  • In Dumbledores Army and the Year of Darkness, Ernie Macmillan has the stones to punch out a Dementor. Yeah, he goes down... but he tried. And he gave his secret wife, Susan Bones Macmillan time to whip out her wand and summon her Patronus.
  • During his first appearence in the Tamers Forever Series Chaosgallantmon absolutely DESTROYS both Azulongmon and Zuqhaiomon in about ten seconds flat.
  • In Left Beyond, Kat spends the best part of a century studying how Angels are fought by the armies of The Other Light and the agents of the Omega, builds herself a body specially tailored to do so, and proceeds to punch Jesus in the nuts.
  • In Manchester Lost, Crowley punched Lucifer - In the FACE!!! There's also the part where War yells, "Mommy, you're an idiot!" followed by decapitation.
  • The Spore wiki fiction universe has a rather epic one involving the hero fighting and actually defeating Satan(A.K.A. Kamik'Shi) and then sealing him in the sword that stabbed him.
  • In Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Harry created a Patronus so powerful it was able to not just drive away a Dementor, but actively kill it.
  • In Child of the Storm, the Final Battle of Book 1 involves several characters against Gravemoss, herald of Chthon, Elder God of Chaos and Black Magic. Gravemoss is calling on more and more of Chthon's power, but nonetheless several people take him on — Carol Danvers punches him through a wall using a Green Lantern ring, Harry Dresden cuts off Gravemoss's arm with a soulfire-forged lightsaber, and Doctor Strange matches Gravemoss in a Wizard Duel so effectively that Gravemoss is forced to allow Chthon to fully possess him to defeat Strange. And even then, Jean-Paul uses the Speed Force to annihilate Gravemoss's body and Harry Potter channels the power of The Phoenix, also known as Destruction of the Endless, to finish Chthon off, banishing him back out of reality.
  • In Soul Chess, Lelouch did what Ichigo in Bleach could only DREAM of and Geassed Aizen to kill himself. It's considered by many as Lelouch's greatest achievement in the fic.
  • To Kill A Thief: Light shouting out about Dark Fin Fish.
  • Alex: The titular character really knows how to own Marceline in her press conference at the Candy Kingdom with her Badass Normal moves. Her fight with her father also counts to it.
  • In the Pony POV Series, G1 Mimic's Dying Moment of Awesome involved kicking Discord in the face, several thousand times at the speed of sound, which results in one of his teeth being permanently knocked out.
    • The Mane Six's previous defeats of Nightmare Moon and Discord, of course, but they add two to the count with the defeat of Nightmare Whisper and Applejack teaming up with five alternate versions of herself to defeat Nightmare Mirror.
    • Pinkie and Minty managed to defeat Princess Luna with a musical number during the Cosmic Retcon of G3. Even though Strife had weakened her, that's still a great accomplishment.
    • Cadence managing to defeat Havoc's Avatar. It may not have been NEARLY as strong as the real thing, but that's still impressive.
    • The Paradise Estate Ponies, even taking into account they had three Alicorns supporting them (all three were considerably weaker than him), managed to defeat Discord in a straight up fight with the Rainbow Of Light. Unfortunately, Galaxia decided to shatter him, allowing him to Body Surf into a new body.
    • Dark World!Spike manages to get the upperhand on Rancor, the Draconequus of Violence, Passions, and Anger, and force her into retreat temporarily. She is a young Draconequus, but still.
    • There's also an Alternate Universe Rainbow Dash being shown killing Pinkie's Nightmare, Nightmare Granfalloon.
    • The Dark World Mane Six managing to defeat Odyne!Cruelty, first destroying her body (unfortunately killing the possessed Sparkler in the process), then by blasting her soul with the Elements, banishing her from mortal reality.
    • One that occurs offscreen was a mortal Pegasus, armed with the Concept Killing Spear, managed to kill the demigod Cupid, permanently, due to having a personal hatred of love. Unfortunately for said Pegasus, Cupid was the son of Venus, who descended to the mortal plane in an Unstoppable Rage and killed her before she could use the spear on Venus as well. This also backfired on creation catastrophically: Everyone who existed because of Cupid, and everyone who existed because of them, were erased from existence.
    • The Dark World Mane Cast — with help from the G1, G2, G3, and G4 (pre-Reign of Chaos) Mane Casts — manage to defeat Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox (who ends up fused with Twilight) and her Psycho Ranger Co-Dragons (who are seemingly destroyed).
    • Shining Armor fights Makarov — an Equineoid Abomination/Physical God — to a standstill during their Final Battle, and earlier almost kills him after his Berserk Button is pushed to breaking point. Though Makarov is actually finished off by the Blank Wolf instead. Speaking of, then the SA arc's Grand Finale has Shining and Cadence fighting the Wolf together, eventually mortally wounding and killing it.
    • A flashback episode gives the G1 Cast another example by defeating Lilith, the First Witch and a being composed of pure evil magic that could have destroyed the entire world, by Magic Star sealing her magic in the newly forged Alicorn Amulet followed by Megan blasting her with the Rainbow of Light to finish her off.
    • The Rumors Arc has the Outer Concepts appear as villains, so it's natural this trope would show up. The CMC and the Blank Wolf manage to defeat Moon Howler (an avatar of Nyarlathotrot made to be an Evil Knockoff of the Blank Wolf), Flash Sentry, Sunny Days (who was turned into her own entity by the spell rather than an avatar of Celestia), and Golden Tiara managed to expose and kill Beldam's physical form, and the CMC and Pip's ship the Moon Pearl manage to kill Shub Neighurath's avatar combined with the shockwave of Scootaloo freeing Rainbow Dash.
    • In the end, Applejack takes on Nyarlathotrot to let the CMC continue on. While she manages to damage him several times, this trope really kicks in when Dark World!Nightmare Mirror sacrifices herself to protect her, then gives AJ her power to transform her into an Alicorn, Veritas. Applejack ends up playing this trope literally by defeating him using all of her Alicorn power to literally buck his soul out of the universe.
  • From the same creator as the above, My Little Pony G3 vs Hatred ends in with the G3 Ponies using the combined love and tolerance of all four My Little Pony series to defeat an Eldritch Abomination born from (or acting upon) the combined intolerance and hatred of G3 the fandom has (Alexwarlorn often takes meta and fandom tropes and makes a Cosmic Horror Story out of them).
  • Mines of Dragon Mountain: Twilight Sparkle at one point blasts Tirac through a meter thick wall of granite in order to rescue Spike.
  • The Stallions Of Harmony Verse: Early in the story, Shining Armor declares that he would punch Princess Celestia if she would ever go evil, earning him the "Princess Puncher" nickname. Eventually he does that to Tyrant Celestia in a nightmare. Later it is Prince Blueblood instead who punches Nightmare Moon. And that was after all other stallions, stronger, more combat experienced, couldn't so much as touch her. Needless to say, it wasn't very effective and only managed to piss her off even more than she was.
  • Fittingly, pops up near the end of the MLP/Cthulhu Mythos crossover fic The Stars Will Aid Their Escape. Well, not Cthulhu himself (he doesn't show up), but the Mane Six manage to defeat Nyarlathotep with the Elements of Harmony. They also kill the Dark Young and manage to banish Shub-Niggurath back where she came from, though they didn't actually fight her.
  • In the one-year anniversary chapter of You Got HaruhiRolled!, the author wreaks havoc by summoning a giant, animate cheesecake which goes about destroying everything it comes across. The author spends so much time gloating that he is unstoppable that he doesn't notice the main characters travel through his portal to another of his fanfictions. The fic they travel to is The Obesity of Haruhi Suzumiya, an Alternate Universe fic in which every character is morbidly obese. They take this fic's version of Haruhi with them, and she devours the cake in a matter of seconds. Not to be outdone with that, Kyon defeats the author by informing him of the existence of a truly NSFW Doujinshi. note  The author's disgust makes him sink into a literal Plot Hole, and Haruhi sits on him.
  • Austraeoh: a flashback in the second installment, Eljunbyro, has Rainbow Dash, enraged by her friends' death, single-handedly channels the Elements' power to turn Discord to stone. She then proceeds to smash the statue to pieces.
    • In Odrsjot, Rainbow at one point manages to knock out the Dragon matriarch Nevlamas - with some help from the Element of Loyalty.
  • Harmony Theory: Through teamwork Rainbow Dash, Astrid and Star Fall actually manage to chase off the War Goddess, Nightmare Umbra, despite the latter being leagues above them in raw power and a near instantaneous Healing Factor. However, Umbra is still regaining her strength.
  • The God Empress of Ponykind has The Emperor killing the Chaos Gods, and Celestia and Luna fighting the Windigos in the Warp and destroying them. Ultimately subverted; the Chaos Gods had faked their deaths as a means of getting the Emperor out of their hair, but upon seeing the rich new world that Celestia had created they were eager to hunt her down and spread their influence further.
  • Death Note Equestria: When Applejack is exposed as the Third Kira, she hits Princess Luna hard enough to send her stumbling back.
  • RWBY: Reckoning: Darrel, with no weapons, and in a restricting school uniform, engages in a brawl with a Boarbatusk Grimm. He wins by means of an Aura-charged punch that sends the Grimm flying through several walls.
  • The Conversion Bureau: Cold War: When Princess Xenoles... er, Celestina repeated threatens a UN conference full of world leaders, and kidnaps and tries to justify the forced conversion of over 2,000 Chinese civilians, Ronald Reagan finally has enough of her shit and punches her right in the face.
  • Almost literal example in a fanmade Death Battle on devaint between Godzilla and Cthulhu. It ends with Godzilla kicking Cthulhu so hard Cthulhu splits in half, and rips on of the halves up until there's barely anything left of it but mush and incinerates the other with his Breath Weapon. The maker of the fight points out that Cthulhu being described as reforming made his apparently immortality seem more like a high grade Healing Factor that could be overcome if he's damaged enough, especially since Godzilla in a bad mood is often very thorough when he makes sure his enemies are dead.
  • The former page image for Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu? was of The Flying Nun elbowing Cthulhu in the schnoz, and it is awesome. Original image came from here.
  • Samwise Gamgee's canon Cthulhu-punching is lampshaded in the The Lord of the Rings fanfic Left. Frodo is astonished when Sam tells him about his battle with Shelob, and he's even more astonished that Sam does not seem to acknowledge how spectacular it was.
  • Queen of All Oni: Jade killing Kaito and Ikazuki probably counts as this. Meanwhile, her and Blankman managing to temporarily hurt Nameless during the fight in the Vault of Endless Night definitely does.
    • Speaking of Blankman, a flashback reveals how he singlehandedly managed to kill the entity that the cult he was raised in worshipped. For bonus point, it was implied to be the freakin' Slender Man.
  • At one point in The Rise of Darth Vulcan, Tirek shows up and almost effortlessly overpowers the titular Villain Protagonist Evil Sorcerer. Who, being a human and smart enough not to rely on magic alone, responds by pulling a rudimentary coach gun of his own making and serving Tirek a facial injection of acute lead poisoning to go with his mana meal.
  • In Warband Of The Forsaken Sons, a Warhammer 40000 fanfic, the main character, Arken, manages to defeat a Daemon Prince of Tzeentch and bind it into his service. Though he does have the help of a coven of Sorcerers and over a thousand Marines shooting at the thing, it remains an impressive feat (especially since it followed refusing the Daemon's offer to work for him .
  • During the final hours of Light and Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami, the entire universe is destroyed by Blud, who does it by just spitting. Upon escaping the resulting black hole by entering the Shinigami Realm, Dark has a hand to hand battle with Blud, and manages to win out.
  • The Equestrian Wind Mage:
    • Vaati was only supposed to keep Discord distracted while the Mane Six retrieved the Elements of Harmony. No one was expecting Vaati to actually curbstomp him.
    • Fluttershy's Stare is strong enough to break Ganondorf's control of Volvagia, leaving her free to leave and hand over the Element of Kindness without a fight.
    • The Battle of Ponyville has several examples — Derpy, the Doctor, and Maulgrim manage to kill Phantom Ganon, Nigellas and Vinyl Scratch take down Mothula, and Discord and the CMC team up to destroy Majora's Avatar (with the latter three earning their Cutie Marks from it).
    • Vinyl gets another one during the Battle of the Crystal Empire, when she kills Argorok in order to defend a wounded Octavia.
    • During the Final Battle of the second season, the Mane Six resurrect and then promptly destroy Demise for good, allowing Ganondorf to die for good and breaking all of Demise's curses.
    • During the attack on Hyrule castle in Season 3, Chrysalis kills Iemanis, and then holds off Majora's Avatar long enough for the Mane Six to destroy it.
  • In the worm fanfic Wonderful!, Taylor (a. k. a. "Wonder Red") and other refugees fought Leviathan when it ripped open the shelter where they were hiding. Wonder Red's first attack was actually a giant punch.
  • Children of an Elder God: Shinji, Asuka, Rei (and later Touji and Hikari) spend the whole time fighting and slaying cosmic horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. And since they steal their powers upon killing them, they can fight them even without their war mechas.
  • In chapter 11 of The Second Try Asuka punched Kaworu in the gut. Later on, she gets the drop on him after he takes control of EVA-02 and uses it to tear apart NERV to get to Lilth. Unbeknownst to him, she hid herself inside Unit-02, and overrides his control right as Shinji makes his appearance in EVA-01. Kaworu is so surprised at this that he actually drops his usual smile for a look of pure shock.
  • Friendship and Honour:
    [Madame Bones] didn't allow people to smoke in her office normally, but she made an exemption for these two only - anyone who could manage to live after kicking Voldemort in the balls could do fairly much anything they wanted.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell:
    • Vix-Lei managed to hit the Nightmare so hard that she broke through its shield and almost crushed its skull. Followed by Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu, as she hit it hard enough both to shatter her normal hammer and break one of her own arm bones, enough that it was sticking out through the skin.
    • Omake character Reel (AKA Kamen Rider Skull II) does this in his third appearance when he personally deals with the Nightmare and banishes it to Tartarus. Balance is dumbfounded by it.
  • During the climax of Mad World, Dib is able to weaken and wound the Thing, and drive it back into the Wall with a greater seal than it had previously.
  • And the Giant Awoke: The Final Battle with the White Walkers climaxes when Jaime kills the Night King by stabbing him with a Valyrian steel-tipped prosthetic hand and ripping his heart out.
  • In Slayers Trilogy, Lina Inverse metaphorically punches out the very personification of Order, a being who is the equal of the Lord of Nightmares.
  • Crossover story Avatar of Victory has Shepard Spiritbend Leviathan during the Final Battle, severing her soul from the Reaper and forcing her into a mostly powerless body.
  • Mass Effect story Spirit of Redemption provides several examples:
    • Eli, Lin, Makur, Siara and Mazz fight against a harvester during Makur and Mazz's Rite of passage in Tuchanka.
    • Rel, Eli and Dempsey against a Thresher Maw during the Terra Nova campaign.
    • Rel against the Yahg alpha on the Shanxi campaign.
    • In the backstory, Sky outsinging the indoctrination from a Reaper allowing the rachni soldiers and workers accompanying him to destroy a Reaper from the inside out.
  • In Dragon Age fanfic Age Of Dragons, both Kas and Vathran punch Solas in the face. Kathan does this too, but he takes the precaution of dosing Solas with an anti-magic poison first. What makes it even more awesome is he actually asked Solas for the recipe.
  • In Hellsister Trilogy, Supergirl fights her universe's God of Tyranny. Sure, Darkseid very almost kills her, but she still fried his face and smashed him across the room before he blasted her down. And she kept him busy long enough for the cavalry to arrive.
  • In The More Things Change Series, Kim Possible and Ron manage to easily beat the Dark Dragon, the most dangerous threat to the magical world.
  • Dark Fic story Pokémon Master has Ashura punch his way through a thirty-foot-high Dragonite.
  • Jane from Infinity Crisis tries and fails to take Hela out by hitting her in the head with a brick, and later delivers a more successful attack by breaking Hela's nose when she takes hold of Mjolnir.
  • Invoked in Animorphs Redux when Loren confronts Visser Three; when the Animorphs all fear one-on-one interaction with the Visser, Loren not only calls him ‘creepazoid’ to his face, but proceeds to intercept his attempt to stab her with his tail while armed with nothing but a branch, and follows it up by hitting him in the head with said branch.
  • The youma Beneda in The Dark Lords of Nerima has trouble believing it when Ranma and Ryouga take on Jadeite and win. From her perspective, Jadeite was someone that could only be submitted to, never fight against.
  • In the climax of Actually, I'm Dead, Lightning Dust manages to tackle and fly The Dark Force into the air before ramming it into the ground and slapping some magical restraints on it. While it immediately overpowers her afterwards, this is a force that just previously knocked out Discord, who was almost defeated by a lone pegasus.


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