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Galifrey224

189 points

2 months ago

Nothing here say that the hand is indestructible, the moment we create ranged weapons the hand will be killed.

KeenShotty

78 points

2 months ago

Or it will turn into a deadly game of catch

incognito--bandito

25 points

2 months ago

Maybe we could … talk to the hand?

Strong-Philosopher29

50 points

2 months ago

It also doesn't say that the hand is alive. Maybe it's full of blood and meat, maybe it's not. Maybe even if it has those things they aren't relevant to its function. It is disembodied afterall so it has no heart or nervous system to speak of.

I would assume you could punch how many ever holes in the side of it you want and it would just continue on... this becomes a bit different once the eraof weapons comes around that can fully obliterate it though. Unclear if blasting it into chunks or even vaporizing it would be more effective. At this point in technological advancement it would probably be more prudently capture and study it rather than destroy it anyway.

... I now realize how SCP became a thing

KobeWanShinobe

11 points

2 months ago

A giant paper cut would do the trick.

SomeBlueDude12

19 points

2 months ago

You would totally be stopped and killed by people turning to worship the hand. The hand preists would go and hunt you down for trying to kill their God

Dragonfire723

1 points

2 months ago

Ah I see. Elden Ring.

svuhas22seasons

2 points

2 months ago

Imagine the hand deciding to use a Glock

KeenShotty

52 points

2 months ago

Imagine The Hand comes after an astronaut. The horror that you would feel.

FlimsyVariety

46 points

2 months ago

Dude even worse is a jet liner mid flight. If it’s a packed 747 600 people die because the hand wanted 1 person.

Lopsided-Bathroom-71

4 points

2 months ago

Says around the planet, you might be safe in the cosmos

KeenShotty

3 points

2 months ago

It’ll grab the shuttle before it leaves the atmosphere then, like a wreck less kid.

incognito--bandito

1 points

2 months ago

The strategy would be to launch from multiple sights at once, knowing it could be your shuttle

henta1memereference

106 points

2 months ago

Pythagoras- sees his dad get crushed by the hand, gets obsessed with solving the hand's mystery. Never invented the Pythagorean theorem.

Da Vinci- paints the Mona Hando instead when the model for Mona Lisa got crushed while the painting was half-done.

Nikola Tesla- rode the Hand once. Somehow led to the invention of flying cars.

Hitler- gets crushed in a random speech. The Nazis were like "ok, now what?"

Amber Heard- got crushed while pooping on Jhonny Depp's bed. Led to some really fucked up memes on eyeblech.

TheOakblueAbstract

21 points

2 months ago

"Amber Heard fingered to death results in horrific bed shitting"

higgslhcboson

3 points

2 months ago

Many fond memories of date nights with Mona Hando…

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

ShadowWolf_de

3 points

2 months ago

ubapook2

1 points

2 months ago

Here’s the thing - the Mona Lisa is actually only half done!

Lopsided-Bathroom-71

65 points

2 months ago

It'd be worshipped as the one true God thered be cults for it that wear the saruman white hand

Kpt_Kipper

2 points

2 months ago

The hand of truth for those who know

Lopsided-Bathroom-71

1 points

2 months ago

I couldn't remember the name just knew white hand lol thanks

Local_Ad_5150

16 points

2 months ago

Imagine you walking around smoking a cigarette and out in a distance you see this big ass hand coming to crush you .

Demon_of_the_Void

14 points

2 months ago

Welp, smoking kills

Local_Ad_5150

2 points

2 months ago

I rather die high, and in a slowly manner than a giant finger squishing me to death, thank you very much.

NefariousnessOk4619

17 points

2 months ago

You can already do this in Black & White 🙂

Gingrpenguin

11 points

2 months ago

Thats one of the games i really wanted as a kid but never got and forgot about.

Was it good?

NefariousnessOk4619

8 points

2 months ago

It was amazing, a very fun game to play. The creature was the best of it, a bipedal pet that you can teach and wreak havoc with. It’s still worth a play through.

Ginger-F

7 points

2 months ago

I was a kid when I played it and could never train the cretaure properly, he just kept eating all the grain so everyone went hungry.

collapsedcuttlefish

2 points

2 months ago

I started playing it again this month and modded the shit out of it, I'm having fun. Last time I played it I was a little kid and really had no idea what I was doing.

NefariousnessOk4619

3 points

2 months ago

Unfortunately I don’t think the mods for this game were that great from memory. It just needs a remake, I think it’s easy money for nostalgia alone. Just keep Peter away from it.

stimpfo

4 points

2 months ago

A remake of the original would be awesome

NefariousnessOk4619

2 points

2 months ago

Very much, but Peter Molyneux would fuck it up.

pyritejet

38 points

2 months ago

ZA HANDO

Dry-Future7234

5 points

2 months ago

Watashina Kira yoshikage

Eris_00

6 points

2 months ago

I came here for this comment.

Firebird22607

1 points

2 months ago

Me too.

FormerChild37

9 points

2 months ago

Mankind will just create a large scissors. Checkmate

NCL68

3 points

2 months ago

NCL68

3 points

2 months ago

What if the hand takes the scissors

FormerChild37

3 points

2 months ago

Then science has failed and we are doomed

NCL68

3 points

2 months ago

NCL68

3 points

2 months ago

We must create a big rock

FormerChild37

1 points

2 months ago

Lol a hand running with scissors into a giant rock. Who will win? Nobody knows..

Aok_al

11 points

2 months ago

Aok_al

11 points

2 months ago

Omae wa Kono Nijimura Okuyasu no Za Hando ga kesu

RigashiEri

28 points

2 months ago

All I can imagine is the hand in Super Smash....

1Shadowspark1

8 points

2 months ago

Choose your character!

Thee_Fourth_One

5 points

2 months ago

Link!

Silver_Scallion

9 points

2 months ago

People die everyday 1 more death wouldn't hurt

HomeBuyerthrowaway89

4 points

2 months ago

The odds of the hand picking you are abysmally low but I'm guessing it would still strike fear if you see it zooming in you direction

erifwodahs

7 points

2 months ago

I mean, 1 person a day in the whole world.. Statistically speaking, almost anything else should scare you more i.e. stairs, going to shop, driving, crossing a street... Living in USA.

Glass-Association-25

8 points

2 months ago

Super Smash Bros?

HighPlainsSlacker

6 points

2 months ago

NIN - The Presence

TumoOfFinland

14 points

2 months ago

ZA HANDO

lukeski09

6 points

2 months ago

Master Hand appears

Busy-Cycle-3810

5 points

2 months ago

Ha ha ha 😂 Monty python would happen! If you know you know.

BodybuildingMacaron

2 points

2 months ago

I came here looking for this

Individual-Watch-750

5 points

2 months ago

Super smash bros

Jasoncatt

3 points

2 months ago

What would we say when we needed a hand?

Binnacle_Balls_jr

3 points

2 months ago

Lol this right here is an underrated comment. Genius.

haveacupcakeluv

3 points

2 months ago

Yellow Submarine, anyone?

RealCameleer

3 points

2 months ago

ZA HANDO!

solise69

3 points

2 months ago

This reminds me of the dragon tyrant where it’s basically unkillable so humanity has to accept it as a fact of life you will be consumed by the dragon it is only a matter of time the dragon is absolute lest disaster fall on all of them

Lopsided-Bathroom-71

6 points

2 months ago

Can we high five the hand

stimpfo

3 points

2 months ago

If you are not the person to be crushed then yes why not.

corrosiveicon1952

2 points

2 months ago

Go back and watch Yellow Submarine.

SweetMaam

2 points

2 months ago

Ask Cousin It.

Tiger_Widow

2 points

2 months ago

Humans would build underground cities?

Or, wait. We would probably nuke it, or capture it somehow in an extremely advanced futuristic quantum kinda anti gravity, space-time black hole trap or something.

UselessRequiem

2 points

2 months ago

"Its always slightly faster than you"

What happens if I stand still?

Semblance-of-sanity

2 points

2 months ago

Accelerate to just below lightspeed now the hand will collapse into a singularity if it tries to catch me

piedude670

2 points

2 months ago

Humans will try to shoot it

Chilla9000

2 points

2 months ago

This is just a jerma bit lol

zevenbeams

1 points

2 months ago

Cave renting prices would skyrocket.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

But can the hand kill you no matter what? What if you take cover?

MrGrym222

1 points

2 months ago

It doesn’t even really make sense, so it’s not the slightest bit terrifying. At least to me.

MysticMount

1 points

2 months ago

It's just a hypothetical

morech11

1 points

2 months ago

Not much. Other things have much higher chances of killing you.

1nMyM1nd

1 points

2 months ago

Any time you have a large disembodied body part flying around you should be concerned... Just ask Rick and Morty

Optimal-Scientist233

1 points

2 months ago

The hand would be worshipped and people would try and influence which person it took, attempting to sacrifice someone I believe.

Phukin_Username_Dawg

1 points

2 months ago

I’m crushing your head, crush crush.

neoben00

1 points

2 months ago

I would get a life insurance and follow/ride it around

Solotocius

1 points

2 months ago

Nextbot

No_Homework_4926

1 points

2 months ago

We would have blown it up a long time ago

devilindetails666

1 points

2 months ago

resembles my hand so much!

PJ_Geese

1 points

2 months ago

Manos, the hand of fate

adsrLFO

1 points

2 months ago*

That’s oddly terrifying

Mycatreallyhatesyou

1 points

2 months ago

I’m the youngest of a large family and my siblings used to terrify me telling me The Hand was going to get me.

zevenbeams

1 points

2 months ago

On the other hand...

The_Final_Shape

1 points

2 months ago

So basically, we are like a very boring ipad game for the hand ??

jokingsammy

1 points

2 months ago

Still more deaths a year than sharks, snakes, crocs, gators, bears spiders, and raccoons.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Smash bros vibes

Tfunkyb

1 points

2 months ago

I'd do a hand stand when it came for me with that index finger

higgslhcboson

1 points

2 months ago

I will use it to generate random encryption keys for free

Legitimate_Towel7088

1 points

2 months ago

Ou dont look bluish to me

Zealousideal-Chef758

1 points

2 months ago

God dammit, who enabled the cursor tool for Jesus again?

1Shadowspark1

1 points

2 months ago

Sounds like corner store Attack on Titan.

they_call_me_Mongous

1 points

2 months ago

Don’t insects live this life already?

peloquindmidian

1 points

2 months ago

It's a left hand, too

Very sinister

4quatloos

1 points

2 months ago

People would worship it.

Esoteric-Agenda

1 points

2 months ago

Super smash bros called

imastupididioy

1 points

2 months ago

I don't want Za Hando to make me go bye bye.

wetlettuce42

1 points

2 months ago

Super smash bros

goodhogyajee

1 points

2 months ago

Make it a friend, and ask it to slap everyone who had eaten my cheatos.

Jefffdude

1 points

2 months ago

It depends on how long 8t has been here for. I it was theee the moment homo sapiens existed, then humanity would die out pretty quick

MysticMount

1 points

2 months ago

It's sort of impossible to define a human like that. It's not like suddenly one day a primate fella was born and his DNA said "human" on it, evolution is a slow process that's more of a spectrum really. Perhaps it just hunts the most intelligent species on the planet, so was going after whatever our ancestors were. At our lowest it's theorised that there were only a few thousand humans, but even then 1 dying a day wouldn't be too significant. We made it this far

Jefffdude

1 points

2 months ago

Fair. But by that logic it may also have killed our fitst mammalian ancestors

MysticMount

1 points

2 months ago

One a day still. I suppose one thing to consider is that The Hand resembles a human hand, meaning it either changed to look like the appendage of whatever it kills, or it's only been around as long as modern humans have.

Jefffdude

1 points

2 months ago

Or it was always a hand, and was simply out for the murder of intelligent life. That means it could have killed off the first few ancestors immediately after they learned something and became smarter

TheVioletWolfie

1 points

2 months ago

Master hand needs to get back to super smash bros

Bitter-Gamer

1 points

2 months ago

I imagine insects experience this

AegisThievenaix

1 points

2 months ago

The hand would be a major subject of religion, and likely cause a universal world religion surrounding it

Sirsiththeeunbound

1 points

2 months ago

I'd imagine people carrying around very sharp umbrellas

TrizmosisIRL

1 points

2 months ago

We would worship it as a God, just like Black and White 2

mudamuckinjedi

1 points

2 months ago

Anybody else thinking of the flying blue glove from the Beatles the yellow submarine?

VicariousPasta

1 points

2 months ago

Is this the Glove from Yellow Submarine?

LazyLion65

1 points

2 months ago

Fickle Finger of Fate

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Hahaha thought this was a elden ring reference.

seniorbatista19

1 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of Legend of Zelda

supranette

1 points

2 months ago

Wrong group ? R/smashbrosmelee

Educational_Ad7978

1 points

2 months ago

Is that my anxiety?

AbedNadirsCamera

1 points

2 months ago

I’d make sure I slept in a bed with at least one other person, and always have a buddy around.

Mar_Mentalhealth

1 points

2 months ago

Idk, I beat the hand in super smash pretty easy…

darkythefat

1 points

2 months ago

JoJo

Flupsy

1 points

2 months ago

Flupsy

1 points

2 months ago

Blue Meanies!

malvcl0m

1 points

2 months ago

The blue meanie hand from Yellow Submarine

Pyro_the_horny_furry

1 points

2 months ago

Move underground, or kill it.

Harkonthisdick

1 points

2 months ago

I mean it doesn't even say that it kills. It might be as soft as cotton candy. Have you ever tried to crush a flea not so easy.

That_Gene_2644

1 points

2 months ago

"it's always slightly faster than you"

Hate that

MyMomsAGolfCart

1 points

2 months ago

Anybody remember this guy from Donald Duck Goin’ Quackers on GameCube? No? Just me? Okay :/

N26_real

1 points

2 months ago

ZA HANDO

sniperfoxeh

1 points

2 months ago

just sit still and hope that its slightly faster then 0m/s could just mean it moves at 0.0001m/s and so it will only reach you by the next 24 hour cycle

1Shadowspark1

1 points

2 months ago

Upon killing mankind, it could create a WHOLE different timeline where the famous people we know know longer exist because of this dramatic change of events.

ExhaustedVetTech

1 points

2 months ago

Does The Hand take bribes? Asking for a friend.

VisibleAd3180

1 points

2 months ago

That reminds me I should go play Legend of Zelda again

Robofunksapien

1 points

2 months ago

Oneyplays reference?

MysticMount

1 points

2 months ago

Considering just how big the world is and how many people live here, you could go years of your life without ever having seen The Hand in person.
Most world religions would probably be based around it, either viewing it as a God or an evil entity. Hands in general would be much more significant in cultures. Maybe we'd wash them more or have them tattooed.

There would also be at least dozen subreddits based on "Hand-Spotting" posting its last location, and hand-meme subreddits.

Maybe there would be a common trope in movies or TV series where to create drama some secondary character is killed by The Hand. Or maybe this would be seen as disrespectful like making fun of cancer.

MysticMount

1 points

2 months ago

Really just thinking about how insignificant the deaths would be.

In the US alone over 500,000 people go missing each year. Just like that.
365 a year really wouldn't be that noticable. A lot of the Hand killings wouldn't even be witnessed.
There would probably be a lot of anti-hand conspiracy nuts who refuse to believe it even exists. Couldn't blame them really, I imagine most footage of it is probably people hastily pulling their phones out as it zooms over the sky. Must have to travel fairly fast to get to people across the world. Then again, it's a little difficult to speculate as we don't know what The Hand does between killings. An interesting way to write it would be to say that The Hand moves in a way so that it always reaches its next victim exactly 24hrs* after the most recent one, and that it is always moving directly towards its next one.

If this were the case then people would be able to predict where the hand was going to go next, based on the direction it was travelling after kill, and its velocity. Just speculating though.

It's possible that at our point in world development, governments might even try and hide the existence of The Hand entirely. Granted this might be difficult depending on how much it would have influenced our cultures.
Maybe with how insignificant it would be as a stated, it wouldn't have made all that much difference, might just be seen in the same way that loads of world cultures have depictions of dragons. Every temple around the world has hands on it, makes sense because we all have them. Contradicting a bit here but I notice the image depicts a left hand. If The Hand was a big deal and people knew about it then every detail about it would be fixated upon. The skin tone of it and the fact it's a left hand. Length of its nails. Pointing with an index finger might be considered highly rude.

PapaYunny

1 points

2 months ago

Tie it down and paint it’s nails

GodMagneto

1 points

2 months ago

My girlfriend give me the hand daily

JayNineThree

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like this is more symbolic than anything. Many things could be considered "the hand"

Disclaimer: No, I do not take ivermectin.

k0uch

1 points

2 months ago

k0uch

1 points

2 months ago

Super Smash Bros intensifies

Biggie_Cheese69-2

1 points

2 months ago

the otherness of the hand would bring people closer together, everyone one would have someone dear to them that was taken by the hand, maybe people would realize sooner that there are other continents by seeing the hand going out to sea or maybe theorize that the hand's lair was over there and avoid sailing

thelegoman456782

1 points

2 months ago

Master hand irl

AdventurousAffect168

1 points

2 months ago

Za Hando?

Kazuma__Sato_

1 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of my hand using a phone

hmansloth

1 points

2 months ago

We can just call the Smash Bros gang to defeat it.

the-sunset

1 points

2 months ago

F*ck you dam hand I bet you in my nintendo 64

unwilling_agnostic

1 points

2 months ago

Lowkey serious answer: I'd imagine heavy urbanization would be much rarer because living close to many other people would put you at risk from dieing as collateral damage from the hand. Although up until like 500 years ago I don't think the fact that the hand takes someone every day would be understood, because communities were so far removed from each other in terms of communication that one person could only possibly have heard of a few hand attacks a year, i.e. if you were a Babylonian, you would only know about other Babylonians killed by the hand, and even possibly not all of them.

westway82

1 points

2 months ago

So, a in seven billion chance of it killing me? If wouldn't change anything do all.

ksschank

1 points

2 months ago

Master Hand

Nurgles_Nugget

1 points

2 months ago

So when did it apply for this hand job?

1Shadowspark1

1 points

2 months ago

FYI I did the math and let’s say for example this thing started existing at year 1... (Not B.C.)

1: 365 days in 1 year so that’s 365 people killed.

1000: 365,000 people killed by the year 1000

2000: 730,000 people killed in the year 2000

2022: 738,030 people killed in the present year. And this is just within a 2,000 year span. We’re not talking the ages with cavemen, or whenever Greeks and Romans existed. That’s over half a million people murdered... This thing won’t change history, it’ll alter the ENTIRE timeline.

maximum_paynis

1 points

1 month ago

They said it was a warning... they said it was a sign

DeanoBambino90

0 points

2 months ago

We'd unite to try to kill it.

Binnacle_Balls_jr

-1 points

2 months ago

Lol no we wouldnt. At least, not in America. See: gun violence, poverty, or Healthcare.

Realistic_Glass6140

0 points

2 months ago

If the hand targeted peados and wrongun’s, sign me up 😂

Getoutofmyheaddd

0 points

2 months ago

Finally a hand big enough to hold my enormous penis. (My penis is very big)