'''Basic Trope''': A rush of wind happens just as something dramatic happens or is about to happen.
* '''Straight''': TheHero and the BigBad meet each other for the FinalBattle. While they stand perfectly still, mustering each other, a light breeze rustles through their [[BadassLongcoat longcoats]] and unruly hair.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Dramatic wind... [-IN SPACE-]!
** TheHero and the BigBad stand perfectly still, studying each other... and then a hurricane blows through, making them shield their faces from the flying dust and debris. One of them may go flying.
* '''Downplayed''': A single leaf flutters through the air.
* '''Justified''':
** Either TheHero, or the BigBad has [[BlowYouAway elemental air powers]].
** Their clothes (ie: BadassCape) were designed from material specifically [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes to flare out behind them at the slightest breeze, or even to them just walking or shifting their weight]].
* '''Inverted''': The FinalBattle takes place amidst a heavy storm, however, when TheHero and the BigBad finally face each other, the wind suddenly dies.
* '''Subverted''': The wind rustles through the leaves, but doesn't reach the two fighters.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...and then it throws a heap of dry leaves right between them.
* '''Parodied''':
** The wind is so strong, it blows everyone off their feet, killing the "dramatic" part.
** The wind is strong enough to lift the skirt/dress of a nearby female character, embarrassing her greatly.
** The wind sounds some chimes, which play ShaveAndAHaircut.
** The Hero and the Big Bad have clothes that billow even when the wind is calm and no one else's clothes are billowing.
** The wind blows a pile of leaves directly into the Hero and the Big Bad's faces.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** A wind starts to blow, but doesn't reach the fighters. Then said wind blows a pile of leaves between them, but dies right in between them. Then it picks up again, blowing their hair.
** Alternately: A wind blows during the first fight between TheHero and a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad, but doesn't for the next member. Then when TheHero meets the BigBad, a wind starts to blow, but the next time they meet, it doesn't.
* '''Averted''': The wind always picks up when metereologically appropriate, not when the story demands it.
* '''Enforced''': The author always thought [[RuleOfCool it looked cool]] to have the wind pick up during a fight.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Why does a wind always start blowing whenever [[TheHero Bob]] and [[BigBad Mr. Satan]] fight? They aren't even outside, this time!"
* '''Invoked''':
** TheHero's {{Sidekick}} turns on the big electric fan when the FinalBattle begins, just for the sake of special effects.
** Alternatively, the hero opens the window.
* '''Exploited''': The hero holds Feather of Truth which the villain has to have within a minute. Before engaging combat, a Dramatic Wind blows which the hero uses to get rid of the feather easily so it flies away.
* '''Defied''': The hero wears tight clothing and has short hair so that the light breeze that usually causes dramatic wind effects has no visible effect on him.
* '''Discussed''': "Why does a wind always start blowing whenever [[TheHero Bob]] and [[BigBad Mr. Satan]] fight? They aren't even outside, this time!" "But it always has to pick up in this type of scene!"
* '''Conversed''': "It's the unwritten RuleOfCool: Don't start the fight until the wind has disheveled your hair and clothes enough."
* '''Deconstructed''': The gentle breeze blows the hero's long hair in his face, distracting him long enough for the villain to kill him.
* '''Reconstructed''': The villain, too, has long hair and so they are evenly matched.
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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