"John, I’m not de—"
"Yes, I know it was painful for you, but it had to be done, or—"
"It’s all fine, now. Moriarty’s network is crushed. We’re safe, and—"
"I have everything I need to clear my name, we can go back to wor—"
"You are all I thought of the whole time I was awa—"
"John, can you not keep hitting me, please; I’m just—"
"Mycroft, Can I stay here tonight?"
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Puncher: Dr. Rebecca Holiday
Punchee: Dr. Brandon Moses
Memorable Lines: "Do you know what you just cost me?! All for one hopeless wreck?!" "Her name is Beverly!"
Why it’s Awesome: Dr. Holiday has been shown to take a lot of shit when it comes to how Beverly is treated. Her baby sister mutated into a gigantic monster at the age of 13 and is trapped, living in a cage, because the only other option is death. Dr. Moses comes along and tells her that he has the cure to bring Beverly back to normal, but then she’s screwed over again when not only does he not have the cure, he’s going to mutate Beverly even further and then sell her on the black market as a weapon. Holiday stops taking his shit and with the help of her friends/coworkers, takes down his operation.
And she slaps him, too!
Where to find it?: Generator Rex | 215 “A Family Holiday”
Frawley, Linguistic Semantics
Even linguists understand the value of a good old fashioned punch in the face
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Punchee: Buffy Summers
Memorable Lines: “You try to apologize and I will beat you to death.”
Why it’s Awesome: Into every generation a slayer is born - but what happens when there are two? And what happens when one goes rogue? Faith has slid down the slippery slope of evil, murdering, rampaging, body swapping, torturing folks, the whole shebang. When Faith is hired to assassinate Angel, he instead convinces her to try to reform - as a vampire with a soul, nobody knows as well as he does that it is possible to turn back to the good, and how hard it is. Not everyone is so sympathetic though, particularly not Buffy, who bore the brunt of Faith’s slide into villainy back in Sunnydale. She is here in LA for two reasons alone - to make sure Angel’s okay, and to kick ass. She is not interested in being conciliatory or forgiving, or to even talk things through, and the more Angel protects Faith, the angrier she gets. Until she finally attacks Angel to get to her - and so Angel punches her in the face. Which really comes as a surprise to both of them, and snaps both of them out of their self-righteousness. Because nothing clarifies a complex situation so well as a simple punch to the face.
Where to find it?: Angel, “Sanctuary”
Thanks to you guys for pointing out the errors in my Lilo/Myrtle face punch of yesterday. They should all be fixed now.
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Puncher: Lilo Pelekai
Punchee: Myrtle Edmonds
Memorable Lines: "You’re a stinky dancer, and anything you come up with, it’s gonna be stinky! You’ll never be like your mom. Never!"
Why it’s Awesome: Lilo has always been a little weird. She loves Elvis and voodoo and always makes sure the fish gets his peanut-butter sandwich. And she loves dancing. But small children are the cruelest of creatures, especially to anyone who is at all …different. Myrtle is the worst offender - rich, spoiled rotten, and the Alpha Bitch of the group, she bullies Lilo mercilessly throughout the film. Making fun of her dancing is one thing. But bringing Lilo’s dead parents into it is low, even for her. The sort of low that can only be solved with a punch in the face.
Also, look at Stitch here. A good friend holds you back from doing something you’ll regret later. But a great friend knows when to capture your Crowning Moment of Face Punch on film for all posterity.
Where to find it?: Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch, (2005)
jordangreyofficial asked: I don't suppose you've got a Vincent Price facepunch lying around?
I haven’t - have you? Everybody loves Vincent Price!
Seriously, though folks - though I may seem to be a font of all the world’s wisdom, I am not, and I rely on you guys for gifs and information about all the great face punches the world has to offer. So keep asking and submitting and all that jazz.
commentary by crowningmomentoffacepunch
Puncher: Piney Winston
Punchee: Opie Winston
Why it’s Awesome: Piney Winston is the resident Cool Old Guy and Team Dad of the titular Sons of Anarchy. He is one of the founding members, and in fact the oldest member, as evidenced by the oxygen tank he has to carry around. The oxygen tank he occasionally beats people with. Yeah. He’s fiercely protective of his family, and so when he finds out that his son Opie has been cheating on his wife, he does the only reasonable thing: he punches him in the face. Why should he stand for that behavior from his own son? Because honestly, if you’re going to start cheating, you deserve to be punched in the face.
Where to find it?: Sons of Anarchy
Puncher: Zoe Washburne
Yolanda Bridget Saffron
Memorable Lines: ”I’m in.”
Why it’s Awesome: Saffron is a professional con-artist. The last time she was on board Serenity she seduced (well, married) the Captain, nearly killed the crew, and tried to steal the ship. She incidentally also tried to seduce Zoe’s husband Wash, who proved to be remarkably incorruptible, and got kicked in the head for his loyalty. Now she’s back, pitching the Heist of a lifetime. And the thing is…it’s a good plan. It’ll work, and it’ll be awesome. And Zoe, being a reasonable woman, listens very politely - and then punches Saffron in the face. Because she can. Because listening to her does not mean getting taken in by her (again). Because Zoe’s still the one in charge here, no matter what Saffron may have convinced the Captain of. And because you don’t mess with Zoe - or her husband - and get away with it. It’s not a catfight, it’s a simple expression of dominance, of making sure Saffron knows where she stands. And the best thing is, Zoe is totally willing to go along with the plan. Despite any misgivings, she’s all in. But not before punching Saffron in the face.
Where to find it?: Firefly, “Trash”