A sound made which causes one or more characters to have an instant Heroic BSOD
, no matter how far away
If the Damsel in Distress
cries out, the hero (and only the hero) will hear their cry from a thousand miles away, and respond with a wide-eyed gasp of urgency.
If a shot starts a war, it will cause an entire parliament to instantly go silent, again, from a thousand miles away.
It implies that two characters are somehow bonded in a way that transcends distance, and sometimes Justified for this exact reason, or just played for Rule of Drama
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- The How to Train Your Dragon movie has Toothless hearing Hiccup's cry for help as his final exam goes horribly wrong.
- Famously happens in The Princess Bride as Inigo Montoya hears Westley being tortured.
- Happens very often in the Pokemon anime to both Ash and Pikachu, if either one gets in trouble.