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19th Sep '16 6:59:00 PM PaulA
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* In a non-verbal variant, a martial arts master in Piers Anthony's ''Literature/{{Incarnations|OfImmortality}}'' series once battled an entire dojo, one opponent at a time, by using various judo moves ''in the same order as these techniques are traditionally taught''. This challenger just happened to be the Incarnation of War, so he handily wiped the floor with his opponents, even though they'd worked out the pattern after the third or fourth combat.
17th Sep '16 9:41:19 AM DRCEQ
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* When a magisword is used in ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', an announcer shouts its name.

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* When a magisword is used in ''WebAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'', an announcer shouts its name.
10th Sep '16 9:13:37 AM MightyKombat
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** In the same game, Barbatos Goetia has this has an incredibly hammy art form ("SHAKUNETSU NO BURN STRIKE!" "GENOCIDE BRAVER!"), but aside from that, when fighting him, the usual arte name tag at the top of the screen will also display sentences and phrases presumably shouted by Barbatos mid battle depending on what arte he used or how the player acted against him (Such as "Eat this, my Tres Assault arte!" or "Don't try running away from me!") Naturally if you used an item, he'd immediately hit you with a spell while the arte tag instead said "Don't use items!" And one thing lead to another and that particular phrase became a Mystic Arte all on its own.


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** When [[VideoGame/TalesOfHearts Kohaku's]] Spiria isn't fully fixed yet, her attack callouts are fittingly monotone.
6th Sep '16 4:57:10 AM MajorSession
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* [[ShockAndAwe "Bolt."]] Taylor Hebert in ''ASkitteringHeart'' use words to help her cast spells. In ASH magic is influenced greatly by focus and intent so Taylor uses different words to guide her self through channeling the same element to get different affects.
**Bolt - Single ligtning bolt fired directly from her sword.
**Shock - Channels lightning through her sword or fingers.
**Thunder - Causes a shockwave of electricity to erupt from around her as she strikes the ground.
6th Sep '16 2:04:51 AM LinTaylor
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** Gets a more deliberate lampshade in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', where Double's [[FinishingMove Memory Breaks]] don't require attack-calling (as seen with Skull and Accel), it's just a quirk of Shotaro's. When Double gains [[MidSeasonUpgrade FangJoker Form]], Shotaro has Phillip (who controls [=FangJoker=]) name its Memory Break on the spot before they execute it.
*** Actually, Double needs to name his attacks, because he's two people in one body. As Shotaro explains when they name the Fang Strizer, the two bodies need to be in sync to perform a Memory Break. [[FridgeBrilliance What's the easiest way to alert your partner that you are going to perform a special synchronized attack?]] He also does it when Double and Accel perform a CombinationAttack against the Weather Dopant, Double has Accel call out 'Rider Twin Maximum' so they're in sync when they perform the move.

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** Gets a more deliberate lampshade justified in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', where Double's [[FinishingMove Memory Breaks]] don't require attack-calling (as seen ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'': as explained with Skull and Accel), it's just a quirk of Shotaro's. When Double gains [[MidSeasonUpgrade FangJoker Form]], Shotaro has Phillip (who controls [=FangJoker=]) name its Memory Break on the spot before they execute it.
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debut of [=FangJoker=], Double needs to name synchronize his attacks, Memory Breaks because he's two people in one body. As a [[SharingABody two-in-one detective]], and having an attack name for both Shotaro explains when they name the Fang Strizer, the two bodies need and Philip to be in sync to perform a Memory Break. [[FridgeBrilliance What's call out is the easiest way to alert your partner that you are going to perform a special synchronized attack?]] He also does it when do it. When Double and Accel [[SecondRider Accel]] perform a CombinationAttack against CombinationAttack, Shotaro insists that Ryu Terui get in on it too:
-->'''Shotaro:''' Listen, we've got to get
the Weather Dopant, Double has Accel call out 'Rider timing right. It's "Rider Twin Maximum' so they're Maximum"!\\
'''Terui (surprised):''' Me too?\\
'''Philip (nodding):''' You too.
*** Shotaro does it again
in sync when they perform the move.crossover RPG ''Lost Heroes'', this time with [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero]], dubbing their move the "Twin Finallusion". Amusingly, [[TheStoic Heero]] has less of a problem going along with this than Terui did, only giving a slight chuckle before calling the attack.


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** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has the title character append the word "Rider" to the start of all his attack names a couple of episodes in, after he learns about the Kamen Riders[[note]]Who are considered an UrbanLegend in-universe[[/note]] and decides to follow in their footsteps.
4th Sep '16 11:35:07 PM Editman
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* The Wuxia inspired ''Series/ThunderboltFantasy'' gives the main cast of [[SupernaturalMartialArts Kung Fu masters]] [[SignatureMove named attacks that they yell at the top of their voice]] usually followed by [[StuffBlowingUp objects/people exploding]].

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* The Wuxia inspired ''Series/ThunderboltFantasy'' gives the main cast of [[SupernaturalMartialArts Kung Fu masters]] [[SignatureMove named attacks attacks]] that [[WorldOfHam they yell at the top of their voice]] usually followed by [[StuffBlowingUp objects/people exploding]].
4th Sep '16 5:15:20 PM Editman
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* The Wuxia inspired ''Series/ThunderboltFantasy'' gives the main cast of [[SupernaturalMartialArts Kung Fu masters]] [[SignatureMove named attacks that they yell at the top of their voice]] usually followed by [[StuffBlowingUp objects/people exploding]].
1st Sep '16 11:30:03 AM jjnonken
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* Mocked quite entertainingly in [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-21 these]] [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-23 three]] [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-25 strips]] of ''Webcomic/ExploitationNow''. [[spoiler: Tentacle Monster to captives: "Anybody up for a game of Monopoly or something while we wait for her to finish shouting the name of her ultimate attack?"]]

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* Mocked quite entertainingly in [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-21 com/2002/01/21 these]] [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-23 com/2002/01/23 three]] [[http://www.exploitationnow.com/comic.php?date=2002-01-25 com/2002/01/25 strips]] of ''Webcomic/ExploitationNow''. [[spoiler: Tentacle Monster to captives: "Anybody up for a game of Monopoly or something while we wait for her to finish shouting the name of her ultimate attack?"]]
29th Aug '16 10:09:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines runs into this as is natural in a Pokemon fic with Trainers in it. However some characters work around it by giving attacks code names or using non-verbal signals.

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* Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' runs into this as is natural in a Pokemon fic with Trainers in it. However some characters work around it by giving attacks code names or using non-verbal signals.
26th Aug '16 11:08:26 PM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Saizou, Seikai, Anastasia, Hanzo and Kaio can't apparently use their techniques without informing everyone of their names. One of [[AttentionWhore Kamanosuke's]] attacks even involves calling his own name as part of it. The rest of the Braves are more discreet.
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