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2nd May '16 2:21:43 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:265:[[MyNameIsNotShazam No, "Shazam" is not his name.]] [[ComicBook/{{New52}} For a while, anyway.]] ("Krakkoom" isn't, either)]]

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[[caption-width-right:265:[[MyNameIsNotShazam [[caption-width-right:270:[[MyNameIsNotShazam No, "Shazam" is not his name.]] [[ComicBook/{{New52}} For a while, anyway.]] ("Krakkoom" isn't, either)]]
1st Apr '16 7:15:42 PM TrendingToon1
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', the team transforms when leader Will holds up the Heart of Kandrakar and calls out "Guardians Unite!", then each girl calling out their element (''Fire! Water! Earth! Air!''). Will, being the one bestowed with "WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway" goes through three different phases throughout the two seasons: in Season One, she was first up and just GRUNTED; the first half of Season 2, the grunt was replaced with "With Heart!"; when she FINALLY gained her element in the second half of Season 2, she's shunted to the end, but says "Quintessence!". It's also revealed that this goes the same for ALL Guardians, as Nerissa and the members of C.H.Y.K.N. say this when they transform with the Seal of Nerissa.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', the team transforms when leader Will holds up the Heart of Kandrakar and calls out "Guardians Unite!", then each girl calling out their element (''Fire! Water! (''Water! Fire! Earth! Air!''). Will, being the one bestowed with "WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway" goes through three different phases throughout the two seasons: in Season One, she was first up and just GRUNTED; the first half of Season 2, the grunt was replaced with "With Heart!"; when she FINALLY gained her element in the second half of Season 2, she's shunted to the end, but says "Quintessence!". It's also revealed that this goes the same for ALL Guardians, as Nerissa and the members of C.H.Y.K.N. say this when they transform with the Seal of Nerissa.


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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' episode "The Sword In The Throne", when Fanboy holds up the Plunger of Power and yells, "By the power of grade school!" in an almost shot-by-shot reference to He-Man.
27th Mar '16 5:01:45 AM MacronNotes
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*** The [[TheMovie Bonds Beyond Time Abridged movie]] takes a run with it, where the line is "Super Special Awesome Ultra Special Sexy Transformation Sequence! [[ThreeDMovie In]] '''[[ThreeDMovie 3D]]'''!"

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*** The [[TheMovie Bonds Beyond Time Abridged movie]] takes a run with it, where the line is "Super Special Awesome Ultra Special Sexy Transformation Sequence! [[ThreeDMovie In]] '''[[ThreeDMovie 3D]]'''!"In '''3D'''!"
18th Mar '16 12:12:23 PM ObsidianFire
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** Unlocking said form also allows one to use the first form without any declarations. For example, while fighting Starrk, the two with the longest release 'phrases' - Kyoraku and Ukitake - activate the first release simply with the names of their swords and without fanfare (contrast with Stark's rather more showy transformation). Helpful given the potential for such lengthy verses getting interrupted by the Genre Savvy. (Rest of the time, everybody says their phrases anyway because they're [[RuleOfCool cool]].) This aspect is first revealed during Renji's fight with Byakuya...cluing Byakuya into the fact that Renji has achieved Bankai.

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** Unlocking said form also allows one to use the first form without any declarations. For example, while fighting Starrk, the two with the longest release 'phrases' - Kyoraku and Ukitake - activate the first release simply with the names of their swords and without fanfare (contrast with Stark's rather more showy transformation). Helpful given the potential for such lengthy verses getting interrupted by the Genre Savvy.interrupted. (Rest of the time, everybody says their phrases anyway because they're [[RuleOfCool cool]].) This aspect is first revealed during Renji's fight with Byakuya...cluing Byakuya into the fact that Renji has achieved Bankai.



* The trope was parodied in issue #23 of the [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie Brown]] ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Batgirl]]'' [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} series]], where she confronts the Reapers, the (Somewhat pathetic, although admittedly dangerous) villains she has faced for the majority of the tail-end of the series. When she finds herself outmatched by the numerically superior Reapers, she shouts '''''ComicBook/{{SHAZAM}}!''''' at the top of her lungs. The Reapers pause momentarily in confusion, and [[GenreSavvy question one another on if Batgirl is magic or not]], before the ComicBook/TeenTitans [[BigDamnHeroes burst to the rescue]], having been waiting for the signal to come charging in. They proceed to [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly annihilate the Reapers]], [[CherryTapping some of whom do not even bother to look at the Reapers as they defeat them]].

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* The trope was parodied in issue #23 of the [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie Brown]] ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Batgirl]]'' [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} series]], where she confronts the Reapers, the (Somewhat pathetic, although admittedly dangerous) villains she has faced for the majority of the tail-end of the series. When she finds herself outmatched by the numerically superior Reapers, she shouts '''''ComicBook/{{SHAZAM}}!''''' at the top of her lungs. The Reapers pause momentarily in confusion, and [[GenreSavvy question one another on if Batgirl is magic or not]], not, before the ComicBook/TeenTitans [[BigDamnHeroes burst to the rescue]], having been waiting for the signal to come charging in. They proceed to [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly annihilate the Reapers]], [[CherryTapping some of whom do not even bother to look at the Reapers as they defeat them]].
6th Mar '16 10:59:44 PM bjex
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** Every other corps gets one too, except for Larfleeze (he, of course, [[{{Greed}} wants one]]). Sinestro's is notable for [[AwesomeEgo mentioning himself by name]] and inverting the first two lines of the Green one ("In blackest day, in brightest night"); the Indigo Tribe's oath is in the strange language of their homeworld, and mentions Abin Sur (Hal Jordan's predecessor) by name.
** There is/was a GL from a planet that was always in total darkness, and the natives had no concept of light/colors. His ring was transformed into a bell, and he was given a sound-centric oath that went, "In loudest din/In hush profound/My ears catch evil's slightest sound/Let those who worship evil's knell/Beware my power, the F-sharp bell!"
** Also, not every Green Lantern uses the same oath; it's explicitly stated that the precise words don't matter ... it's a matter of timing and focusing the mind, so whatever works for any given member to accomplish that is fine.
** In the Duck Dodgers parody/homage episode, Dodgers' attempt is "In blackest day or brightest night, cantaloupe watermelon yadda yadda, a superstitious and cowardly lot, with liberty and justice for all!"

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** Every other corps gets one too, except for Larfleeze (he, of course, [[{{Greed}} wants one]]). Sinestro's is notable for [[AwesomeEgo mentioning himself by name]] and inverting the first two lines of the Green one ("In blackest day, in brightest night"); the Indigo Tribe's oath is in the strange language of their homeworld, and mentions Abin Sur (Hal Jordan's predecessor) by name.
** There is/was a GL from a planet that was always in total darkness, and the natives had no concept of light/colors. His ring was transformed into a bell, and he was given a sound-centric oath that went, "In loudest din/In hush profound/My ears catch evil's slightest sound/Let those who worship evil's knell/Beware my power, the F-sharp bell!"
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name. Also, not every Green Lantern uses the same oath; it's explicitly stated that the precise words don't matter ... it's a matter of timing and focusing the mind, so whatever works for any given member to accomplish that is fine.
fine. For example...
** Rot Lop Fan, a GL from a planet that was always in total darkness, whose natives had no concept of light or color, had a sound-centric oath that went, "In loudest din/In hush profound/My ears catch evil's slightest sound/Let those who worship evil's knell/Beware my power, the F-sharp bell!" As far as he knows, he is a member of the F-Sharp Bell Corps. Though his powers manifest in terms of sound waves rather than light, his powers are equivalent to that of any other GL.
** In the Duck Dodgers parody/homage episode, Dodgers' attempt is "In blackest day or brightest night, [[AudienceMurmurs cantaloupe watermelon yadda yadda, yadda]], [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} a superstitious and cowardly lot, lot]], with liberty and justice for all!"
4th Mar '16 7:25:55 AM phantomreader42
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* Done in just about every ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series:

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* Done in just about every ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series:series, usually including TransformationNameAnnouncement:



* ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'': Captain Marvel's "Shazam!". Along with Cap, the entire Marvel Family uses this magic transformation word. (Except for Captain Marvel Jr., who uses "Captain Marvel!", making him possibly the only superhero who cannot introduce himself) The Captain Marvel villain IBAC changes back and forth from his identity by saying his own "super" name, as does Junior's villain Sabbac.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'': Captain Marvel's "Shazam!". Along with Cap, the entire Marvel Family uses this magic transformation word. (Except for Captain Marvel Jr., who uses "Captain Marvel!", making him possibly the only superhero who cannot introduce himself) himself[[note]]Aside from [[ComicBook/TheInhumans BlackBolt]] for [[MakeMeWannaShout different]] [[PowerIncontinence reasons]][[/note]]) The Captain Marvel villain IBAC changes back and forth from his identity by saying his own "super" name, as does Junior's villain Sabbac.
3rd Mar '16 7:55:08 PM OmegaKross
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* ''Manga/WorldTrigger has "Trigger ON!" for activating said Triggers and the Trion bodies

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* ''Manga/WorldTrigger ''Manga/WorldTrigger'' has "Trigger ON!" for activating said Triggers and the Trion bodies


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* ''{{Anime/Moldiver}}'': METAMORFORCE!!
3rd Mar '16 4:15:50 PM BlazeDragon
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* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': [[CombiningMecha Pilot 1:]] "Nenshin!" Pilot 2: "Gattai!" Pilot 3: "Go! Aquarion!"

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* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': [[CombiningMecha Pilot 1:]] "Nenshin!" Pilot 2: "Gattai!" Pilot 3: "Go! Aquarion!"Aquarion". Apollonius, Apollo possessed by him and [[spoiler:Touma]] use instead "Sousei Gattai! Go! Aquarion!"
** ''Anime/AquarionEvol'' changes it, instead, the command is "X Gattai! Go! Aquarion!", with who says each piece changing depending on episode. The X also changes every time Aquarion combines, with it usually being something that has to do with the current situation or state of mind the Elements have.
** ''Anime/AquarionLogos'' changes it once again. Now it's "Sousei Gattai! X! Aquarion!", where the X depends on which Aquarion is being created. Everything is said by the first pilot, while "Aquarion!" is shouted by both or all three pilots.
3rd Mar '16 2:34:57 PM HiddenWindshield
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Lots of {{Phlebotinum}} is voice activated: [[Franchise/StarTrek Kirk]] talked to the computer, [[Series/KnightRider Michael talked to KITT]], Series/{{Automan}} talked to Cursor. But there is no place where a voice activation is more universally required than when triggering a TransformationSequence.

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Lots of {{Phlebotinum}} is voice activated: [[Franchise/StarTrek Kirk]] talked to the computer, [[Series/KnightRider Michael Michael]] talked to KITT]], KITT, Series/{{Automan}} talked to Cursor. But there is no place where a voice activation is more universally required than when triggering a TransformationSequence.
3rd Mar '16 8:22:49 AM Mad_Spy
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*** Actually, the majority of the incantation is done during the prepariation step. The actions they take to unleash it are simply finishing the last part of the spell. (Sorcerer's use the words to help them focus as their power is largely instinctive).

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*** Actually, the majority of the incantation is done during the prepariation preparation step. The actions they take to unleash it are simply finishing the last part of the spell. (Sorcerer's (Sorcerers use the words to help them focus as their power is largely instinctive).
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