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24th Sep '16 10:04:25 AM nombretomado
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* BruceLee popularized the kiai as part of kung fu films in the west, to the point that no over-the-top kung fu imitation [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises would be complete without his signature whooping]]. First-hand accounts of him actually fighting for real state that he was actually quiet.

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* BruceLee Creator/BruceLee popularized the kiai as part of kung fu films in the west, to the point that no over-the-top kung fu imitation [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises would be complete without his signature whooping]]. First-hand accounts of him actually fighting for real state that he was actually quiet.
13th Aug '16 8:58:30 PM nombretomado
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* [[DissidiaFinalFantasy CMONCMONCMONCMON! ONE MORE!!]]

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* [[DissidiaFinalFantasy [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy CMONCMONCMONCMON! ONE MORE!!]]
25th Jun '16 9:32:00 PM nombretomado
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* Yoshimo from ''BaldursGate II'' does one of these when he lands a critical hit.
** After which he laughs. His other dialog suggests that he acts stereotypically 'Asian' because people find it interesting.

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* Yoshimo from ''BaldursGate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' does one of these when he lands a critical hit.
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hit - after which he laughs. His other dialog suggests that he acts stereotypically 'Asian' because people find it interesting.
18th Jun '16 11:27:37 PM Galacton
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* Shouts of this nature make up most of the "dialogue" Link, of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, gets.

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* Shouts of this nature make up most of the "dialogue" SilentProtagonist Link, of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, gets.
18th Jun '16 11:15:40 PM Galacton
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In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your [[KiManipulation inner energy]] and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest regardless of sound, it's just that the kiai encourages proper breathing during a strike (trying to throw a punch while holding your breath is generally a bad idea).

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In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your [[KiManipulation inner energy]] and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest regardless of sound, it's just that the kiai encourages proper breathing during a strike (trying to throw a punch while holding your breath is generally a bad idea).
strike.
18th Jun '16 8:32:40 PM Galacton
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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for the shout that accompanies kata (martial arts moves). In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your [[KiManipulation inner energy]] and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest regardless of sound, it's just that the kiai encourages proper breathing during a strike (trying to throw a punch while holding your breath is generally a bad idea).

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''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for the shout that accompanies kata (martial arts moves). moves).

In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your [[KiManipulation inner energy]] and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest regardless of sound, it's just that the kiai encourages proper breathing during a strike (trying to throw a punch while holding your breath is generally a bad idea).
18th Jun '16 8:30:39 PM Galacton
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The kiai is KungFoley done with your mouth. Often associated with stereotypical anime and MartialArtsMovie genre, the technique involves shouting, grunting or screaming while posing or fighting to audibly demonstrate your bone-crushing power. In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your inner energy and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest, regardless of sound.

''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for the shout that accompanies kata (martial arts moves) in many real-life martial arts (and thus is TruthInTelevision). It serves partly as a battle cry, partly as a confidence booster at the moment you need to go all-out with an attack, partly as a way to startle your opponent, and lastly as a way to mitigate a little pain. Fighters are supposed to come up with their own kiai, though often it's simply "kiai." It's commonly seen in martial-arts films, anime, and really, anybody who's HotBlooded and kicking ass.

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The kiai is KungFoley done with your mouth. Often associated with stereotypical anime and MartialArtsMovie genre, the a technique that involves shouting, grunting or screaming while posing or fighting to audibly demonstrate your bone-crushing power. In some teachings, it is believed that the shout 'releases' your inner energy and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized Often associated with exhalation are the strongest, regardless of sound.

[[MartialArtsMovie Martial Arts Movies]] and anime, this has it's basis in many real-life martial arts (and thus is TruthInTelevision).

''Kiai'' (Japanese for "unification of will", and pronounced like the words "key" and "eye" in rapid succession) is the technical term for the shout that accompanies kata (martial arts moves) in many real-life martial arts (and thus moves). In some teachings, it is TruthInTelevision). believed that the shout 'releases' your [[KiManipulation inner energy]] and allows you to use more force behind your blows. In reality strikes synchronized with exhalation are the strongest regardless of sound, it's just that the kiai encourages proper breathing during a strike (trying to throw a punch while holding your breath is generally a bad idea).

It serves partly has other uses too serving as a battle cry, partly as a confidence booster at the moment you need to go all-out with an attack, partly potentially as a way to startle your opponent, and lastly as a way to mitigate a little pain. Fighters are supposed to come up with their own kiai, though often it's simply "kiai." "

It's commonly seen in martial-arts films, anime, and really, anybody who's HotBlooded and kicking ass.



* Shouts of this nature are the only "dialogue" Link, protagonist of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, gets, other than "Hey!", "Com'on!" and [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Meow!"]]

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* Shouts of this nature are make up most of the only "dialogue" Link, protagonist of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, gets, other than "Hey!", "Com'on!" and [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Meow!"]]gets.



* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'': TERIAAAAAA!

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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'': In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' Sonic does this while leaping at least three stories into the air to kick the Egg Golem in the face!
-->'''Sonic:'''
TERIAAAAAA!
17th Jun '16 1:36:17 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', many of the characters have a kiai. Kurita has "FUNNURABA!" (here I come), Monta has "MUKYAAA!" (literally a Tarzan yell), and Komusubi has "HUGOOOO!" Even Sena, who rarely seems like he enjoys it (although he does) develops a battle cry of "UOOOOOOO!" during the Christmas Bowl.
* In ''OnePiece'', Monkey D. Luffy usually does this whenever he delivers the final blow to his opponents, even so much that Creator/ChristopherSabat (Creator/FUNimation VA for Zoro) feels sorry for Colleen Clinkenbeard ([=FUNimation=] VA for Luffy) whenever he sees such a {{Kiai}} scene for Luffy, since Colleen will inevitably have to dub that scene later on.

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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'', many of the characters have a kiai. Kurita has "FUNNURABA!" (here I come), Monta has "MUKYAAA!" (literally a Tarzan yell), and Komusubi has "HUGOOOO!" Even Sena, who rarely seems like he enjoys it (although he does) develops a battle cry of "UOOOOOOO!" during the Christmas Bowl.
* In ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', Monkey D. Luffy usually does this whenever he delivers the final blow to his opponents, even so much that Creator/ChristopherSabat (Creator/FUNimation VA for Zoro) feels sorry for Colleen Clinkenbeard ([=FUNimation=] VA for Luffy) whenever he sees such a {{Kiai}} scene for Luffy, since Colleen will inevitably have to dub that scene later on.



* It's more of a VerbalTic, but in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Apachai Hopachai has a tendency to yell "APAPAPAPA!" constantly when he's fighting (or training, though [[TrainingFromHell he has a tough time differentiating between the two]]). Kenichi himself does this at one point when imitating Apachai.

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* It's more of a VerbalTic, but in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', Apachai Hopachai has a tendency to yell "APAPAPAPA!" constantly when he's fighting (or training, though [[TrainingFromHell he has a tough time differentiating between the two]]). Kenichi himself does this at one point when imitating Apachai.
30th May '16 3:18:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Happens fairly often in ''TransformersCybertron''. Even [[PhysicalGod Primus]] uses it. While [[EpicFlail swinging moons he converted to maces]] at an enlarged-to-planet-size Starscream.

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* Happens fairly often in ''TransformersCybertron''.''Anime/TransformersCybertron''. Even [[PhysicalGod Primus]] uses it. While [[EpicFlail swinging moons he converted to maces]] at an enlarged-to-planet-size Starscream.
26th May '16 4:39:10 PM PutotyraNoZarus
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** Hero Jotaro Kujo has his own battle cry: ORAORAORAORAORA ORAAAAAAAAAAA! His daughter Jolyne Cujoh and [[spoiler:his alternate universe iteration]] Josuke Higashikata (the one from [=JoJolion=]) also uses this [[spoiler:except Josuke throws in an "ARA" in at times to signify something got messed up in his creation]].

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** Hero Jotaro Kujo has his own battle cry: ORAORAORAORAORA ORAAAAAAAAAAA! His daughter Jolyne Cujoh and [[spoiler:his the two alternative universe [=JoJos=]], Johnny Joestar and [[spoiler:Jotaro's alternate universe iteration]] Josuke Higashikata (the one from [=JoJolion=]) also uses this [[spoiler:except Josuke throws in an "ARA" in at times to signify something got messed up in his creation]].



** Dio's battle cry is "MUDA DA! MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA!" (Japanese for "useless" or "futile"). His only face son Giorno also says this and he even uses the "WRYYYYYYYY" at one point.

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** Dio's battle cry is "MUDA DA! MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA!" (Japanese for "useless" or "futile"). His only face son Giorno also says this and he even uses the "WRYYYYYYYY" at one point.point when he was dishing out the hurt onto Cioccolata.


Added DiffLines:

** Trisha Una has "WANNABEEEEEEEEEEEE!" while Spice Girl lets the fists fly.
** Pannacotta Fugo has "UBASHAAAAAAAAAAA!" when Purple Haze attacks with its fists.
** Sheila E from the Purple Haze Feedback light novel has "ERIERIERIERI!" when her Stand Voodoo Child goes on the attack.
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