Created By: neobullseyeAugust 17, 2011 Last Edited By: neobullseyeSeptember 2, 2011
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Roaring contest

Two creatures try to prove their superiority over the other by roaring/shouting,

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Tom is walking along in the jungle, when suddenly a lion appears in front of him. Tom tries to scare the lion off by growling at him, to which the lion responds by roaring very, very loud. Cue Color Failure on Tom's end, along with propably Bring My Brown Pants, though the latter is never actually shown.

Alternatively, Badass Bob is walking along the jungle, when a lion appears. The lion roars for whatever reason, to which Bob responds by roaring very loud. Cue the lion running away, whining all the way.

Sometimes a third roarer is introduced, often the father of a cub. In that case, the order generally goes: Cub roars/mews, Tom roaring back to tease the cub, father lion roaring back and scaring the crap out of Tom.

Seen It A Million Times, yet can't remember a single one right now.

VideoGames
  • Dragon Age Origins: Happens in a random camp banter between Sten (a Proud Warrior Race Guy) and your Mabari (the super-intelligent war dog). Sten kicks it off and is the first to back away, acknowledging the Mabari as a "true warrior" worthy of his respect.

Movies
  • Mowgli and Baloo in The Jungle Book, soon after they first meet.
  • In Avatar, Jake does this to scare off an angry Hammerhead.
  • In the film Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Thing encounters a bear in the woods. The bear roars at him. He roars back, and the bear scampers off.
  • O'Connell and The Mummy do this.
    • He also does it with Imhotep's guards, with similarly unimpressive results.

WesternAnimation
  • Happens several times in Tom An Jerry, most often putting Tom in the victim role.
  • Happens between Lanolin and Roy in one episode of Garfield and Friends.
  • Bugs Bunny has a roaring contest with a lion in "Acrobatty Bunny". Bugs eventually agrees that the lion has a point.

Comics
  • There's a Garfield strip where Garfield meows loudly at Odie, who barks loudly back at him. They go back and forth, louder and louder, until Odie literally barks the stripes off Garfield.

RealLife
  • Little kids (and adults too) will often try to make their arguments more forceful by raising their voices resulting in two people or more people who are all yelling at/over each other
Community Feedback Replies: 21
  • August 17, 2011
    Koveras
    • Happens in a random camp banter between Sten (a Proud Warrior Race Guy) and your Mabari (the super-intelligent war dog). Sten kicks it off and is the first to back away, acknowledging the Mabari as a "true warrior" worthy of his respect.
  • August 17, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^The work being....?
  • August 18, 2011
    Synchronicity
    Related to Ham To Ham Combat.
  • August 18, 2011
    kjnoren
  • August 18, 2011
    Koveras
    @randomsurfer: Wow, this is embarrassing. :D I usually don't forget such things. The work is Dragon Age Origins.
  • August 19, 2011
    Voyd
    Happens between Lanolin and Roy in one episode of Garfield and Friends.
  • August 19, 2011
    Madcapunlimited
    Can we count the belching contest between Homer Simpson & Jay Sherman? Jay's certainly sounded more like a roar than a human belch ;-)
  • August 19, 2011
    TonyG
    Bugs Bunny has a roaring contest with a lion in "Acrobatty Bunny". Bugs eventually agrees that the lion has a point.
  • August 20, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^^Their stomachs also growled at each other; Jay's stomach won.
  • August 20, 2011
    NetMonster
    There was this beer commercial with a woman having a roaring contest with a lion, I wish I could find it. Does anyone remember it?
  • August 20, 2011
    neobullseye
    Hmm...I don't know about burping contests falling under this. It's sorta the same thing, yet still very different. Anyone else wants to say anything about it?
  • August 25, 2011
    acrobox
    Also little kids (and adults too) will often try to make their arguments more forceful by raising their voices resulting in two people or more people who are all yelling at/over each other
  • August 25, 2011
    Abodos
    In Avatar, Jake does this to scare off an angry Hammerhead.
  • August 26, 2011
    JonnyB
    In the film Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Thing encounters a bear in the woods. The bear roars at him. He roars back, and the bear scampers off.
  • August 26, 2011
    Mith4
    Think this might be related to two characters having a singing contest against each other? (I'm thinkiing of the Silmarillion, where singing is magic, and Luthien "fought" against Sauron this way.) Of course, with roaring, the point is being as loud as possible, whereas singing is more subtile.
  • August 31, 2011
    JonnyB
    • O'Connell and The Mummy do this.
      • He also does it with Imhotep's guards, with similarly unimpressive results.
  • August 31, 2011
    Twentington
    There's a Garfield strip where Garfield meows loudly at Odie, who barks loudly back at him. They go back and forth, louder and louder, until Odie literally barks the stripes off Garfield.
  • September 1, 2011
    Azurengar
    In one episode of Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's, Jack has a laughing contest with his opponent. It might have been Crow, but I don't remember. I'll update if I figure out the episode and/or the opponent's identity.
  • September 1, 2011
    Ultrayellow
    Does Adam West's "shouting contest" against the rest of Quahog in Family Guy count?
  • September 2, 2011
    Lyendith
    Dunno if it qualifies but... In Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, whenever two Scrabs meet, they will proudly roar at each other, before sluging it out. A subversion maybe.
  • September 2, 2011
    neobullseye
    Ultrayellow: Please give a bit more details. Not everyone knows all the episodes of Family Guy :P

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