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28th May '16 4:34:26 PM Pykrete
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has any allied team member yell out the name of the Arts that they use (assuming that they aren't in a Skell and not responding to a Soul Voice). Some villains to do this as well, notably [[spoiler: Ryyz and Dagahn when in the Zu Pharg]].

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' and ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has have any allied team member yell out the name of the Arts that they use (assuming that they aren't in a Skell and not responding to a Soul Voice). It actually serves a purpose; since you can only control one party member at a time, it helps coordinate combo attacks with allies such as Toppling enemies.
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Some villains to do this as well, notably [[spoiler: Ryyz and Dagahn when in the Zu Pharg]].
14th May '16 10:31:17 AM Godzillawolf
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* Leidr, The BigBad of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/237978/how-trixie-somehow-saved-hearths-warming How Trixie (Somehow) Saved Hearth's Warming]]'', does this with his attacks during the FinalBattle. Trixie, being [[LargeHam Trixie]], considers it a sign of him truly being clever for naming his attacks.
14th May '16 5:29:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series:
** Averted in the original ''Persona'', but played straight for the ultimate techniques in both installments ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', and for the ultimate CombinationAttack that is a result of said ultimate techniques coming together. Particularly amusing in the Japanese versions, since they were all (sometimes silly sounding) English names.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series:
** Averted in the original ''Persona'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', but played straight for the ultimate techniques in both installments of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'', and for the ultimate CombinationAttack that is a result of said ultimate techniques coming together. Particularly amusing in the Japanese versions, since they were all (sometimes silly sounding) English names.



** While calling the actual names of the attacks used is averted in the RPG, it is played straight in the 2D FightingGame, ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''. Special and super moves based on skills in the in the RPG sometimes have their names called out by the characters when used.

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** While calling the actual names of the attacks used is averted in the RPG, it is played straight in the 2D FightingGame, ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena''.{{Fighting Game}}s, ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4Ultimax''. Special and super moves based on skills in the in the RPG sometimes have their names called out by the characters when used.
7th May '16 11:31:37 PM AceOfScarabs
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** Lampshaded to a degree in the anime adaptation ''Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector'' episode in which Kyousuke demonstrates his now (in}famous "Ultimate Gespenst Kick", as just before he launches the attack an on-screen prompt actually ''instructs him to shout the attack name'', which the normally stoic Kyousuke does with dramatic hot-bloodedness.

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** Lampshaded to a degree in the anime adaptation ''Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector'' episode in which Kyousuke demonstrates his now (in}famous "Ultimate "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OcwkRpuHuA Ultimate Gespenst Kick", Kick]]", as just before he launches the attack an on-screen prompt actually ''instructs him to shout the attack name'', which the normally stoic Kyousuke does with dramatic hot-bloodedness.
16th Apr '16 6:24:18 AM FoolsEditAccount
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* In ''VideoGame/UncommonTime'', the {{Limit Break}}s all involve the characters doing this, along with an additional dramatic line.
-->'''Alto:''' "The hatred, the hope... All of it is my power! Disappear!! Grand Concerto!"
11th Apr '16 6:29:30 PM TheCuza
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** "Snake Cuts Grass!"

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** "Snake Cuts Grass!"Grass!" (leg sweep)
** "Monkey Plucks Two Peaches!" (EyeScream)



*** [[DeadpanSnarker Uncle]]: "Thank you for sharing, Angry Crow!" (counters Hak Foo's attack)

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*** [[DeadpanSnarker Uncle]]: "Thank --->'''Uncle:''' Thank you for sharing, Angry Crow!" (counters Crow! ''[counters Hak Foo's attack)attack]''
11th Apr '16 10:46:54 AM Snipertoaster
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has any allied team member yell out the name of the Arts that they use (assuming that they aren't in a Skell and not responding to a Soul Voice). Some villains to do this as well, notably [[spoiler: Ryyz and Dagahn when in the Zu Pharg]].
6th Apr '16 7:23:29 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': Done by many characters:
-->'''Taylor:''' UNITE... HAND! WONDER PUNCH! WONDER BUNKER! WONDER GHOST!\\
'''Sophia:''' UNITE... CROSSBOW!\\
'''Emma:''' UNITE... HAMMER!\\
'''Rachel:''' UNITE... DOG!\\
'''Miss Militia:''' UNITE... GUN!
5th Apr '16 2:29:00 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and its sequel ''KinnikumanNisei'', every wrestler (even Meat) calls their attacks.

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* In ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' and its sequel ''KinnikumanNisei'', ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', every wrestler (even Meat) calls their attacks.
5th Apr '16 5:57:36 AM Alceister
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* Proclaiming attacks helps in situations when you need to organize a particular type of attack from a particular source. In older times, archers would be called up for volley fire on large concentrations of troops; spearmen or pikemen would be told to brace their spears (lower the pointy end while supporting the non-pointy end on the ground) to receive a charge by enemy cavalry. When artillery and other types of heavy weapons came along, this became all the more important to ensure that theywere using the most appropriate type of munition for a given situation.

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* Proclaiming attacks helps in situations ** Pilots of Western Air Forces typically call out warnings when you need to organize a particular type launching weapons. A call of attack from a particular source. In older times, archers would be called up "Fox Two" for volley fire on large concentrations of troops; spearmen or pikemen would be told to brace their spears (lower example, warns nearby friendly aircraft that the pointy end while supporting pilot has fired an infrared guided missile (most often an AIM-9 Sidewinder). "Fox One" means a semi-active radar air-to-air missile (usually an AIM-7 Sparrow) has been fired, whereas "Fox Three" means that an active radar missile has been fired (usually an AIM-120 AMRAMM, aka the non-pointy end on "slammer"). "Guns guns guns" means the ground) to receive a charge by aircraft's guns are being fired. Considering that only friendlies and not hostiles can hear the radio calls, there is considerably less risk of warning the enemy cavalry. When artillery and other types of what's going on. This doesn't translate to the less realistic flight sims, where every aircraft seems to be broadcasting on an open channel.
** If we count the command to fire, then most
heavy weapons came along, would apply, although the call is meant to be heard by the weapon crew and accompanying friendly troops. Sometimes, the last thing heard on the radio before everything is drowned out by exploding shells/rockets/missiles is a [[DangerDeadpan calm voice]] on the radio: "commence firing".
*** In the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US military]], armored vehicle crewmen will often use the phrase "on the way" before firing the vehicle's primary cannon or missile armament. This is especially pertinent with tanks since the loader could be severely injured or killed by the recoiling cannon breech if the gunner [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forgets to make
this became all announcement before firing the more important main gun]].
* Military orders are essentially this, particularly in older times.
* In wartime, if one side has a strong enough air force, they may openly announce their attacks on particular targets, which serves two purposes: it allows civilians ([[ScrewThisImOuttaHere or deserting enemy troops]]) in the area
to ensure get out of harm's way (no doubt causing traffic congestion problems for the defenders to deal with at the same time), while also essentially declaring that theywere using [[IShallTauntYou there is nothing the most appropriate type defenders can do to stop you, even with advance warning.]] Take care not to do this unless you actually ''can'' attack the target with impunity, of munition for a given situation.course.



* Pilots of Western Air Forces typically call out warnings when launching weapons. A call of "Fox Two" for example, warns nearby friendly aircraft that the pilot has fired an infrared guided missile (most often an AIM-9 Sidewinder). "Fox One" means a semi-active radar air-to-air missile (usually an AIM-7 Sparrow) has been fired, whereas "Fox Three" means that an active radar missile has been fired (usually an AIM-120 AMRAMM, aka the "slammer"). "Guns guns guns" means the aircraft's guns are being fired.
** Although, considering that only friendlies and not hostiles can hear the radio calls, there is considerably less risk of warning the enemy of what's going on. Apparently this doesn't translate to the less realistic flight sims, though, where every aircraft seems to be broadcasting on the guard (public) channel.
** If we count the command to fire, then most modern vehicular weapons would apply, although the call is meant to be heard by the vehicle crew and accompanying friendly troops. Sometimes, the last thing heard on the radio before everything is drowned out by exploding shells/rockets/missiles is a [[DangerDeadpan calm voice]] on the radio: "commence firing".
*** In the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US military]], armored vehicle crewmen will often use the phrase "on the way" before firing the vehicle's primary cannon or missile armament. This is especially pertinent with tanks since the loader could be severely injured or killed by the recoiling cannon breech if the gunner [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forgets to make this announcement before firing the main gun]].
* According to the other wiki, in some states, one has to announce the intent to use deadly force before they can legally be justified fighting back in self defense against an attacker.
* In wartime, if one side has a strong enough air force, they may openly announce their attacks on particular targets, which serves two purposes: it allows civilians ([[ScrewThisImOuttaHere or deserting enemy troops]]) in the area to get out of harm's way (no doubt causing traffic congestion problems for the defenders to deal with at the same time), while also essentially declaring that [[IShallTauntYou there is nothing the defenders can do to stop you, even with advance warning.]] Take care not to do this unless you actually ''can'' attack the target with impunity, of course.

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* Pilots of Western Air Forces typically call out warnings when launching weapons. A call of "Fox Two" for example, warns nearby friendly aircraft that the pilot has fired an infrared guided missile (most often an AIM-9 Sidewinder). "Fox One" means a semi-active radar air-to-air missile (usually an AIM-7 Sparrow) has been fired, whereas "Fox Three" means that an active radar missile has been fired (usually an AIM-120 AMRAMM, aka the "slammer"). "Guns guns guns" means the aircraft's guns are being fired.
** Although, considering that only friendlies and not hostiles can hear the radio calls, there is considerably less risk of warning the enemy of what's going on. Apparently this doesn't translate to the less realistic flight sims, though, where every aircraft seems to be broadcasting on the guard (public) channel.
** If we count the command to fire, then most modern vehicular weapons would apply, although the call is meant to be heard by the vehicle crew and accompanying friendly troops. Sometimes, the last thing heard on the radio before everything is drowned out by exploding shells/rockets/missiles is a [[DangerDeadpan calm voice]] on the radio: "commence firing".
***
In the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US military]], armored vehicle crewmen will often use the phrase "on the way" before firing the vehicle's primary cannon or missile armament. This is especially pertinent with tanks since the loader could be severely injured or killed by the recoiling cannon breech if the gunner [[NiceJobBreakingItHero forgets to make this announcement before firing the main gun]].
* According to the other wiki, in
some states, one has to announce the their intent to use deadly force before they can be legally be justified fighting back in self defense to defend themselves against an attacker.
* In wartime, if one side has a strong enough air force, they may openly announce their attacks on particular targets, which serves two purposes: it allows civilians ([[ScrewThisImOuttaHere or deserting enemy troops]]) in the area to get out of harm's way (no doubt causing traffic congestion problems for the defenders to deal with at the same time), while also essentially declaring that [[IShallTauntYou there is nothing the defenders can do to stop you, even with advance warning.]] Take care not to do this unless you actually ''can'' attack the target with impunity, of course.
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