Crushing in Hands (握り潰し Nigiri Tsubushi) is a strength technique usually used by fighters bigger than their opponents.
The user grabs his opponent in a powerful hand grip and crushes his/her bones.
During the Attack of the Saiyans, Great Ape Vegeta, angry after Goku damages his eye during their fight in Gizard Wasteland, grabs Goku and starts to crush his bones. Goku is saved when Yajirobe cuts Vegeta's tail with his sword.
- Désastre Compress - A more powerful variation used by Golden Great Ape Cumber in Super Dragon Ball Heroes.
In Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Great Ape Gohan uses this technique on Goku during the battle against Turles after both he and his father had fallen into groundwater and he releases Goku from the hold only when Icarus appears.
"What kind of an end to life is this? Crushed by your own son who once saved your life!"
In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, when Paragus was about to leave New Planet Vegeta in an Attack Ball to escape its destruction by Comet Camori and leave his son Broly to die on the planet because he couldn’t control him anymore, Broly appeared the moment the door closed. After ignoring his father’s desperate lie of preparing the ship to escape the planet’s destruction together, Broly used the technique to kill Paragus with him inside of the Attack Ball and throwing it at Comet Camori. In his last few seconds of life, Paragus commented on the irony that he was being killed by his own son, who also saved his life when Planet Vegeta was destroyed in Age 737.
In Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Hirudegarn in his base form uses the technique on Gohan. Later, in his transformed state, he performs a similar technique to this with his tail, also against Gohan.
Video Game Appearances
When Hatchiyack increases his size in Shin Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - Uchū-Hen, he can grab and crush his opponent in his hand. The attack is a Grapple Throw used by giant characters (such as the Great Apes) in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, a special move used by Great Ape Baby in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi and Great Namek Lord Slug in Dragon Ball Heroes. The attack also appears in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, used by Great Ape Vegeta. In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it appears as a grab used by Great Ape characters (Vegeta, Bardock, Nappa, and Baby).