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24th Mar '17 10:02:15 AM CarlosLHernando
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* During a quest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Gonguron, a goron, screams "GORON POWER, GOOO!!!" before starting digging like a maniac in a cave to reveal [[spoiler: a shrine]].

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* During a quest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Gonguron, a goron, goron named Gonguron screams "GORON POWER, GOOO!!!" before starting digging like a maniac in a cave to reveal [[spoiler: a shrine]].
24th Mar '17 9:28:12 AM CarlosLHernando
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* During a quest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Gonguron, a goron, screams "GORON POWER, GOOO!!!" before starting digging like a maniac in a cave to reveal [[spoiler: a shrine]].
8th Mar '17 7:41:18 PM Malady
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* All of the thieves from ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' call their attacks. One of the cops, Ginko, has also done this.
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has Reiji, one of the main protagonists, who will always yell out '''[[FinishingMove "BUILD]]''' '''[[MegatonPunch KNUCKLE!!!"]]''' whenever he uses the aforementioned move. Its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' takes it a step further with Reiji's {{Expy}} Sekai, who is apparently compelled to call out ''every attack'' he uses in his fights.[[spoiler: It turns out that he studied under [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]], thus giving more proof that the Build Fighter-verse is [[MemeticMutation Gundam valhalla.]]]]



* All of the thieves from ''Anime/KaitouJoker'' call their attacks. One of the cops, Ginko, has also done this.
* ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' has Reiji, one of the main protagonists, who will always yell out '''[[FinishingMove "BUILD]]''' '''[[MegatonPunch KNUCKLE!!!"]]''' whenever he uses the aforementioned move. Its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' takes it a step further with Reiji's {{Expy}} Sekai, who is apparently compelled to call out ''every attack'' he uses in his fights.[[spoiler: It turns out that he studied under [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]], thus giving more proof that the Build Fighter-verse is [[MemeticMutation Gundam valhalla.]]]]



* ''Manga/Pretear'': "Calling Your Weapons". It doesn't seem to be mandatory, though.



* ''WebVideo/AshesOfThePast'': As the dialogue of the Pokémon in this fic is translated, and quite often are allowed to determine their own fighting styles, they often do this.
** Gary's Nidoqueen even lampshades it in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7262793/35 Chapter 34]]:
--> "Not exactly a one trick Pokémon, are you?" he said, grinning. "Bubblebeam!"
--> "Why do you keep calling out what your attacks are?" Nidoqueen asked, mystified, as she brought up a rock shield to take the impact of the Water attack.
--> "It focuses my burning spirit into an almighty flame!"
** May prefers [[AttackPatternAlpha Calling Your Strategies]].



* CallingYourAttacks: Enforced, discussed, and partly averted by James and Taylor with the Skills given by the Gamer ability. As stated in story, at low levels (specifically below level 5) all skills have to be activated by vocalizing their names, but afterwards [[SimplifiedSpellcasting they can be used without having to call out the attack]] and risk being countered as a result. However, the usual argument of them helping to focus still applies, plus there is a decrease in effectiveness when they are used silently.

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* CallingYourAttacks: ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'': Enforced, discussed, and partly averted by James and Taylor with the Skills given by the Gamer ability. As stated in story, at low levels (specifically below level 5) all skills have to be activated by vocalizing their names, but afterwards [[SimplifiedSpellcasting they can be used without having to call out the attack]] and risk being countered as a result. However, the usual argument of them helping to focus still applies, plus there is a decrease in effectiveness when they are used silently.


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* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': The titular character, coming from Franchise/SailorMoon, has to do this for her spells:
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355684 Reaper Battle!]]:
--> "Shabon Spray Freezing!"
--> It was really convenient how she had to shout out the attack phrase, alerting him to the incoming danger.
3rd Mar '17 7:22:13 AM billybobfred
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** Also subverted by V calling his attack without actually casting anything.

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** Also subverted by V calling his their attack without actually casting anything.



** Vaarsuvius also tends to write "Explosive Runes" somewhere on everything s/he casts the spell on. Usually [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0092.html "I prepared Explosive Runes this morning"]] though not [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0317.html always]]. And [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0659.html eventually]] doesn't even bother with the spell name.

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** Vaarsuvius also tends to write "Explosive Runes" somewhere on everything s/he casts they cast the spell on. Usually [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0092.html "I prepared Explosive Runes this morning"]] though not [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0317.html always]]. And [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0659.html eventually]] doesn't even bother with the spell name.



** '''[[TurnUndead TURN UNDEAD!!!]]'''

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** '''[[TurnUndead "'''[[TurnUndead TURN UNDEAD!!!]]'''UNDEAD!!!]]'''" See also "Bolster Undead" and "Stab Undead".



** Power word: Stun is described as [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0306.html a single word]], naturally when Vaarsuvius casts it s/he simply yells [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0716.html STUN.]]

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** Power word: Stun is described as [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0306.html a single word]], naturally when Vaarsuvius casts it s/he they simply yells yell [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0716.html STUN.]]
17th Feb '17 1:34:58 PM Seraph
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** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', sometimes Shanoa will call her magic attacks, usually with simple words like "Flame!" or "Lightning!" When playing as [[spoiler: Albus]], however, [[spoiler: he]] calls the name of almost everything [[spoiler: he]] does [[LargeHam as loud as one possibly can]].

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** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', sometimes Shanoa will call her magic attacks, usually with simple words like "Flame!" or "Lightning!" When playing as [[spoiler: Albus]], however, [[spoiler: he]] calls the name of almost everything [[spoiler: he]] does [[LargeHam as loud as one possibly can]]. And then there is of course Dracula himself: "Dark Inferno!" "Fatal Ray!" "Destruction Ray!"
29th Jan '17 10:00:37 PM ultimomant
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** Required for certain Noble Phantasms to activate, particularly those that have one-shot effects, as you need to call their "true names". ''"Gae... BOLG!"''

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** Required for certain Noble Phantasms to activate, particularly those that have one-shot effects, as you need to call their "true names". ''"Gae... BOLG!"''BOLG!"'' Interestingly, Gilgamesh's ultimate weapon, Ea's attack name is different from its own, "ENUMA ELISH!"
28th Jan '17 11:33:49 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Subverted in ''Film/HotRod''. Rod's idea of an "Ultimate Punch" is a really weak and telegraphed [[NonIndicativeName kick]].
23rd Jan '17 3:55:23 PM thebombzen
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBoyWhoFell'', Pafhelo Sorian likes to do this, with the moves having her name in them.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheBoyWhoFell'', Pafhelo Sorian likes to do this, with the moves having her name in them. The author has stated that they're running out of uncreative Sorian attack names, but whether this is true remains to be seen.



The author has stated that they're running out of uncreative Sorian attack names, but whether this is true remains to be seen.
23rd Jan '17 3:54:36 PM thebombzen
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The author has stated that they're running out of uncreative Sorian attack names, but whether this is true remains to be seen.
19th Jan '17 2:23:32 PM luiginumber3
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The series has a few examples, though the characters do eventually refrain from yelling ''every'' attack (unless you count "ORAORAORAORAORAORAAAAAAAAAA!" as an attack yell). The villains, on the whole, have more instances of attack-calling than the heroes. Dio has his "MUDA!" yell, shouts out the name of his Stand [[spoiler]]in order to freeze time[[/spoiler]] and even does it when he tries to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4KJBt5Egc flatten Jotaro with a steamroller]].

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The series has a few examples, though the characters do eventually refrain from yelling ''every'' attack (unless you count "ORAORAORAORAORAORAAAAAAAAAA!" as an attack yell). The villains, on the whole, have more instances of attack-calling than the heroes. Dio has his "MUDA!" yell, shouts out the name of his Stand [[spoiler]]in [[spoiler:in order to freeze time[[/spoiler]] time]] and even does it when he tries to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s4KJBt5Egc flatten Jotaro with a steamroller]].
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