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'''''[[caption-width-right:244:He's not called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Grom Hellscream]] for nothing.]]'''''

->''"Are those '[[{{Kiai}} HIYAHS]]' [[LampshadeHanging really necessary?]]"''
-->-- '''Lord Zedd''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

The polar opposite of a ScreamingWoman. While a ScreamingWoman instinctively yells at the top of her lungs at the first sign of terrifying danger, hitches up her skirts, and runs away from it, screaming all the way, a Screaming Warrior yells at the top of their lungs at the first sign of terrifying danger, raise their weapon, and then proceeds to ''charge headfirst into it'', screaming all the way. Occasionally, the Screaming Warrior ''is'' the terrifying danger, at least to his enemies. [[BloodKnight Or friends]].

Everyone likes a good BattleCry right before a big fight, but this character just keeps on yelling even while the fight is well underway. Perhaps it's to intimidate their opponent, maybe it's just a habit, maybe it's to follow tradition, or maybe it's just [[RuleOfCool cool]] to do. For bonus points, once the fight is over, don't be surprised if the character lets out one last cry of victory while standing over the pile of heap that was their opponent.

Not to be confused with MakeMeWannaShout (where the screaming is an attack in its own right).

Make note that the trope is not limited to simply to screams. Loud, consecutive grunts and various roars very well qualify. A Screaming Warrior is most likely an angsty {{Badass}}, ActionGirl, ProudWarriorRaceGuy, HotBlooded, [[TheBerserker a berserker]] or all of the above.

An OnrushingArmy just ''wouldn't'' have the same impact without this trope, so expect it to go hand-in-hand with examples of the former - the likelihoods formerly mentioned can be disregarded in OnrushingArmy cases.

Compare CallingYourAttacks, {{Kiai}}, LeeroyJenkins, RoarBeforeBeating, StabTheSky, ShoutingShooter. Contrast TranquilFury.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Subverted in an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', the main character attempts to train a group of hot-headed {{yakuza}} members ''not'' to be Screaming Warriors when they attack someone.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'': Oboro starts out as this kind of character... But is later shown going out of his way to '''not''' scream during battle, after realizing how ridiculous and inefficient it is.
* The entirety of the Dai-Gurren Brigade from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is just so goddamn HotBlooded, they always give the most badass screams ever while fighting. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK THEY ARE?!
* The main protagonist of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', Guy Shishioh, may very well be the king of this trope. He screams before and after just about everything he does. This is most apparent during the finale of the TV series, in which Gai is so enraged by his foe after it blocks his most powerful move, [[spoiler:and seemingly kill [[TagAlongKid Mamoru]] as well]] he completely forgets to do anything -but- scream. And totally brutalize the monster.
** Guy powers up his FinishingMove in ''FINAL'' by adding screaming to it. Really.
--> ''Gemu giru gan go gufo... '''VIIIIIIIIIITAS!'''''
** He then cranks it UpToEleven by the time he uses the [[DropTheHammer Goldion Hammer]] (and its oversized, yet still awesome successor, the Goldion Crusher)
--> '''HIIIIKARII NIII... ''NAAAAAREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!'''''
* Father Alexander Anderson in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' Ultimate alternates between AAAAAMEN, and pure incoherent rage when fighting vampires. Including Alucard.
** [[spoiler: Seras Victoria]] let out enraged shrieks herself [[spoiler: during her taking down of Zorin Blitz]] especially in the recently released English Dub.
* Lampshaded and somewhat subverted in ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}''. In an early volume, Yoshioka Seijuurou explains that beasts and men both scream loudly when they themselves are afraid of a fight and hope to intimidate their enemy and escape. Later we see this play out with MiyamotoMusashi himself, when he first fights {{ins|ufferableGenius}}hun and is being completely outclassed, he lets out a wild scream as he's attempting to fight down his own panic and goes into a [[TheBerserker berserker attack]] in a last ditch effort. When that fails and he realizes that Inshun is about to kill him, he flees in terror before passing out from his wounds.
** Musashi however would end up on the other end of this trope when he took on Seijuurou's brother Denshichirou the second time; it was Denshichirou who would do this, having an effect on everyone in attendance ''but'' Musashi, after Musashi asked Denshichirou to simply stop the duel. (If anything, Musashi is left wondering why Denshichirou was screaming when it'd just stiffen the muscles he'd use to swing his sword.)
** Also subverted by Denshichirou years before against the surprisingly powerful and even intimidating Sasaki Kojirou, by [[BadassBoast declaring his lineage]]... only for Kojirou's companion to point out that 1) Kojirou probably didn't know of Denshichirou's father and 2) Kojirou's ''deaf''.
* '''"TEZUKAAAAAAAAAAAA!!"''' in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' (appropriate when one is the slightly megalomaniacal tennis captain of a rival team facing off against Tezuka Kunimitsu).
* Every fighter in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' series, but especially Broly. Imagine the shock of some fans of the dub when they found out [[PlayingAgainstType his voice actor was]] VicMignogna...
** [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Ow, my poor vocal chords.]]
* Ayato Kamina from ''Anime/RahXephon'' fought like this constantly. He had a pretty bad habit of screaming his lungs off as he charged. Of course, the [=RahXephon=] is a mech enhanced by song and sound, so maybe that explains why it kicks so much ass.
** At one point parodied, when he attempts to activate a special move in the laboratory... by screaming louder and louder.
* Askeladd in ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' tries to tell Thorfinn, the protagonist, not to be one of these, explaining that a warrior that loses his cool often loses his head. Thorfinn, being Thorfinn, doesn't listen, so Askeladd is forced to teach him the truth of the matter rather bluntly.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', most notably [[HotBlooded Ryouhei and Squalo]] are this. With Ryouhei yelling out "TO THE EXTREME!!" and Squalo's BattleCry being "VOOOIIIIII!!"
* [[FieryRedhead Vita]] and [[HotBlooded Subaru]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. What'd you expect from two {{Action Girl}}s with ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' [[ShoutOut nods]]?
* Despite bordering on TheQuietOne outside of the battlefield, ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'''s Van Fanel quickly picks up the habit of screaming bloody murder during anything resembling a serious fight.
* When Guts of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gets ''really'' pissed, he'll often let loose with a scream of pure rage as he starts laying about with his {{BFS}}.
** Casca gave quite a few of these during her career as a mercenary commander, though more as to rally the troops than out of rage or bloodlust. However, Casca gave an [[BerserkerTears enraged, tear stained scream]] during the Eclipse during her last stand against the Apostles before [[FateWorseThanDeath a bad situation turned worse for her.]]
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', taken to ridiculous levels in a show that had not made a habit of it before.
* Shinn Asuka from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' and his wrathful howls that make him sound like the most psychotic BloodKnight...except he fights because he wants peace. Badly. And he hates ORB. And boy, he will never let someone forget the ORB part.
* The end of chapter 46 of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' gives us a 100m tall mecha with half of its chest torn off and covered in the blood of a 100m tall monster, which it just killed with its bare hands. And screaming of course.
** Asuka, especially in her fight against the Mass-Production Evas in ''End of Evangelion'', where nearly every sound out of her mouth is a wordless battle cry. Especially her last attempt at a kill where she starts squeezing the target's core with a demented growling; camera cuts away for a while then back where the growl amplified into a full-volume top-of-the-lung scream she continues until she sees the fake Lance flying towards her.
** [[BloodKnight Mari]] from ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' simply [[TheBerserker loves]] this trope.
** Shinji gets these kinds of moments occasionally, particularly his fight against Zeruel [[spoiler: up until Zeruel oneshots him: then it's a berserk Eva 01 that does all the screaming]]. Unless you're going by the Rebuild movies, in which case, Shinji continues his rage.
** Ramiel in the Rebuild movies. [[HellIsThatNoise When it starts screaming]], things melt. Things like mountains.
* Basically every fighter in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Especially the main character Kenshiro, when using his ''"Atatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatata"'' while doing RapidFireFisticuffs.
* In ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'', when the group is investigating "ghosts" in the darkened BigFancyHouse, Aoi and Miyabi encounter what looks like a BedsheetGhost (actually Mayu trapped in a giant paper seal). [[MamaBear Miyabi]] lets out a battle cry and charges with a staff she got from...somewhere. She winds up chasing Mayu through the halls until she's close enough to see who it is. CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'''s Van and Dilandau usually scream a lot when charging an enemy. A dead give-away of their intentions in both cases.
* Anime/TekkamanBlade and Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa showing off his [[MemeticMutation microphone-breaking]] skills. Even then, no Tekkaman can resist [[CallingYourAttacks shouting]] '''[[WaveMotionGun VOLTEKKA!]]'''
* [[Manga/SoulEater I HAVE SURPASSED GOD!!!]]
** Maka seems to let out shrill battle cries herself.
* [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA!]]
** [[MemeticMutation WRYYYYYYYYYYY!]]
*** Aside of CallingYourAttacks and BattleCry, the people screamed. A freaking lot. I mean, they sometimes scream just by losing some hand or legs. Ahem.
* [[CrazyAwesome Haruko]] from ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. Both just screaming and bizarre onomatopaeias for God knows what. Of course, [[ImprobableWeaponUser she fights with a pull-start, multi-purpose giant club/grenade launcher/]][[Anime/EurekaSeven ref board]][[ImprobableWeaponUser /robot tool/bass guitar]], so NOT screaming would just spoil the awesome.
** CHAAAANCE!
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. In battle, [[TheBerserker Luffy]] hollers so loudly, so often and so long that sometimes he actually has to pause to take a breath in between.
** And let's not forget [[TheLancer his good buddy]] [[MasterSwordsman Zoro]], who somehow manages to emit warlike cries ''[[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth while holding a sword between his teeth.]]''
* ''Manga/SlamDunk'': Ironically, it's TheStoic Akagi who does it the most in Slam Dunk, thus living up to his nickname "The Gorilla". Sakuragi does it as well, usually to imitate his captain.
* Kenichi Go from ''Anime/VoltesV''. He screams so loud in battle that he makes his predecessor [[Anime/CombattlerV Hyoma Aoi]] look comparatively subdued.
* Akari from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni''. It really highlights how different she seems after [[MagicalGirl she transforms]].
* Charmander from ''Anime/PokemonOrigins''. The scream is the same one when he's in pain, though.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Of the numerous Screamers within comic books, {{Wolverine}} is the most well known. The characteristic has since been endowed into just about all of his incarnations.
** Naturally, his clone ComicBook/{{X 23}} also shares the habit.
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]] ties him with the trope.
* TheTick's battle-cry of "Spoon!" looks like it fits here.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' franchise loves this. Especially in ''III'', where both he and the BigBad are Screaming Warriors while playing chicken using a tank and a helicopter.
* Parodied mercilessly by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in his film ''Film/{{UHF}}''.
* For comedic effect, Han Solo can be seen in ''Franchise/StarWars'' as the Screaming Warrior chasing after a detachment of Stormtroopers, blaster drawn, until [[RetCon he runs into their reinforcements]], at which point he begins screaming and running ''away'' from them.
* One of Creator/BruceLee's iconic traits.
* Joker has 2-4 guys like this in the '89 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film. One of them fights Batman in an alley with dual swords, and the other three fight in succession in the belfry scene at the end. The last guy, a ScaryBlackMan, provides the only real threat.
* Appears in ''SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'': after being swallowed and spat out by a sea monster, one of Proteus's soldiers charges screaming at the monster, prompting Sinbad to remark to Proteus, "Give that guy a raise."
* Just about every male character in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'' is one of these.
* Kikuchiyo (ToshiroMifune), the farmer's son crazy pseudo-samurai in ''[[Film/SevenSamurai Shichinin no Samurai]]''.
* Even characters who aren't normally warriors can pick up this habit. As Jay and Silent Bob leap in to save Bethany from the Stygian Triplets in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Jay howls "SNOOTCH TO THE MOTHERFUCKIN' NOOOOOOOOTCH!"
* Darkwolf from ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce''.
* Shan-Yu from Disney's ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', is the Screaming Warrior after his army is killed by the avalanche created by Fa Mulan (disguised as Ping).
* In ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'' Admiral Kirk is seen as the Screaming Warrior while jumping on Commander Kruge.
** Captain Kirk does the same thing in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' while he saves the Federation President from being assassinated.
** Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', by Woody while fighting Buzz Lightyear in the gas station.
* Creator/BrendanFraser's character attempts to scare off a group of warrior mummies in ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}''. Turns out warrior mummies have a pretty impressive scream of their own.
** It's actually a bit of a BrickJoke or a CallBack. When Rick first encounters the titular mummy as he's cornered Evie:
--> '''Imhotep''': [''intimidating scream'']
--> '''Rick''': [''Screams back and unloads a shotgun into his chest'']
** And when running into a group of mummified Medjai:
--> '''Rick''': [''screams at the mummies'']
--> '''Mummies''': [''far more intimidating scream'']
--> '''Rick''': [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Uh-uh.]] [''legs it'']
** Ardeth gets some Screaming Warrior moments too, notably in the sequel before he attacks Lock-Nah.
* ''Film/LastActionHero''. Jack Slater's daughter is attacked by one of the BigBad's goons, and starts out a ScreamingWoman... then continues to scream while beating the tar out of him (so his buddies will think he's still slapping her around and not interfere).
* Allied troops yell as they charge into the dunes in ''Film/TheLongestDay''.
* Chinese armies usually scream ''SA!'' as they charge in movies (drawing it out, of course). It means 'Kill.'
* AceVentura in the second film, while fighting the Hatutu tribe champion.
* See any Creator/RebBrown movie, even though he ScreamsLikeALittleGirl.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', Morpheus, when he [[spoiler:busts out of the wall to take down an Agent to allow the others, including Neo, to escape. His capture sets up the rest of the film]].
* Beaten to a gruesome death in ''Creator/JohnCarpenter's Film/GhostsOfMars''. The leader of the zombie-type-things goes through every possible emotive inflection of "[=RARRrrrrh!=]" in his first ten minutes onscreen, depending on his apparent mood. Then he gets to deliver them all over again, a few times each. Scarily enough, this makes him one of the best actors in the film.
* Subverted in ''Film/YoungGuns''. When the outlaws are seemingly cornered, Chavez appears to launch his horse at a cliff with a battle cry. Inspired by his courage, the other outlaws follow and to everyone's surprise they make it unscathed. When one of the other outlaws tells Chavez that was awesome and asks what the battle cry means in his native language, Chavez gives him a wry look and says, "Stop!"
* The climactic fight of ''Film/{{Undefeatable}}'' has both male fighters (especially the villain) screaming at the top of their lungs.
* Played straight by Hobbits, of all people, in ''Film/ReturnOfTheKing''. Li'l tiny Merry and Pippin are the [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming first to charge]] into the trap sprung by the BigBad.
* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, Wolverine usually lets out a battle cry when taking down foes.
* There's a lot of screaming during the fights in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', but the prize goes to Davy Jones, who has a wide range of bloodcurdling yells. Also includes the "opponent screams back" variant!
-->Jones: [furiously roars in Jack Sparrow's face, tentacles writhing]
-->Sparrow: [shrieks in terror]
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': When [[BadAssPrincess Marianne]] breaks into [[EvilOverlord the Bog King's]] castle, she smashes through the skylight screaming bloody murder while trying to slice the Bog King in half.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Larry Niven's ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', a Kzin describes the proper response to a fighting-words insult as "You scream and you leap."
--> Speaker-to-Animals: "Louis Wu, I found your challenge verbose. When challenging a Kzin, a simple scream of rage will suffice. You scream and you leap."
* In ''Literature/AHarvestOfWar'' the main character loves to (impressively) roar her lungs out in battle. Sometimes she sings bad songs badly instead.
* Literature/{{Discworld}} variations:
** Sam Vimes from the City Watch books does this in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}!'', [[spoiler:when he's in a cave full of dwarves, going crazy from a combination of a demon in his head and not being able to read his son his bedtime story. Say it with me: THAT! IS!! NOT!!! MY!!!! COW!!!!!]]
** The Nac Mac Feegle do this. In abundance. At the same time. With individual yells.
*** [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} There can be only one thousand!]]
*** [[Film/{{Braveheart}} They can take our lives, but they can never take our trousers!]]
*** Nae king, nae quin, nae laird, nae master! [[Music/TheWho We will nae be fooled again]]!
**** [[spoiler: One baron, and under mutually beneficent arrangement, ye ken.]]
*** [[ForeignCussWord Crivens!]]
*** Nac Mac Feegle wha' hae! (Pratchett admits this one doesn't logically make any sense.)
**** More specifically: Nac Mac Feegle wha' hae WHAT?
*** Waily waily waily! (although this is also a general-purpose moan/scream of discontent)
** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' the [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] are described as:
--->"...by nature dutiful, serious, literate, obedient and thoughtful people whose only minor failing is a tendency, after one drink, to rush at enemies screaming 'Arrrrrrgh!' and axing their legs off at the knee."
*** They also have a number of battle cries, the worst and most threatening of which is "[[Franchise/StarTrek Today is a good day for someone else to die!]]"
*** Carrot's use of that old classic [[StockSoundEffects NeeNawNeeNawNeeNaw!!!]]
**** Which could possibly be read as "Knee Gnaw!", given that dwarfs have been known to bite taller opponents' legs [[GroinAttack or worse]] in the heat of battle.
** In ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', Cohen advises Teach (a geography teacher who joined the Silver Horde out of curiosity) to imagine the enemy is everything he hates in order to work up a good beserk:
---> "Head teachers! Sports masters! ''Boys who chew gum''!"
--->"Smoke pipes at me, would you? You! That boy there! Answer me back, eh! Take that!"
* In Brian Jacques' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, the badgers and hares have their famous battle cry, "Eulaliaaaa!". Other characters often yell "Redwall!" or "freedom!".
* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Cnaiur urs Skiotha has a combination of this and BadassBoast. During battle, he screams challenges to his enemies ("''Who? Who will murder me?!''") or about how many of their countrymen he has killed ("''I bear your fathers and brothers upon my arms!''"). At one point this is intimidating enough that his enemies see him as an avatar of their god of war.
* Sigismundo Celine in Robert Anton Wilson's ''Historical Illuminatus Chronicles'' does this in the rare instances he's forced to fight, since his fencing teacher told him it throws the enemy off. When a mild mannered intellectual suddenly screams "DIEEEE!" at the top of his lungs, it certainly seems to work.
* Eidolon in the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels.
* Charisian Marines in Creator/DavidWeber's {{Safehold}} series are famous for their howling war cry. They are also famous for being the best marines in the world, trained with muskets (and rifles & pistols), swords, and [[AnAxeToGrind tomahawks]]. Just hearing them coming has been known to make lesser opponents flee.
* Subverted in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga The Warrior's Apprentice]]'' after Miles observes his companion's assault on an empty room, complete with a "war whoop":
-->'''Miles''': You know, it might be better if we don't yell, going in. It's startling. It's bound to be a lot easier to hit people if they're not jumping around and ducking behind things.
* In ''[[Comicbook/XWingSeries Wraith Squadron]]'', the pilot Runt has a MindHive. His initial pilot mind has a terrible tendency to scream a wordless, wavering warcry and plunge after the closest enemy, heedless of tactics, orders, or the fact that his craft's weapons would probably work better than ramming. His wingmate Kell helps cure him of this, and in time he apparently switches to a pilot mind that's more erudite.
* Warcries abound in the works of Creator/JRRTolkien. Aragorn and …omer often use the names of their swords as battle cries, and Aragorn often uses the name of his ancestor, Elendil, as a battle cry as well. The Rohirrim have quite a few warcries, and Gimli has his famous Dwarven battle cry, ''"Baruk Khaz‚d! Khaz‚d ai-mÍnu!"''
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' is the crowned queen of this for female fighters.
** ArchEnemy Callisto plays this more straight. Whereas Xena's ululation is a badass BattleCry, Callisto just screams like a raving lunatic when she fights. But then again, [[AxCrazy she kind of is]].
* Cole Turner of ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* This is the trademark of B-movie action hero Creator/RebBrown. In virtually all of his films, he'll let out a distinctively high-pitched scream during some action scene. This happens in ''Film/SpaceMutiny'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GW3K5_w0-A at the end of this clip]] which features his final confrontation with the villain.
* Tyr Anasazi of ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', not usually his normal style, but when facing a group of screaming monks, returned one of his own, causing them to flee.
* Captain Benjamin Sisko in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' 7th season episode: "The Siege of AR-558".
* ActionGirl Ziva David of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' lets loose with one when invited to take a shot at JerkJock Tony [=DiNozzo's=] abs. It quickly degenerates into cooing and belly rubbing when she halts the punch an inch from her target and takes the opportunity to mock his conditioning.
* Chiana of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has a very distinctive warcry that can best be described as ''"BBBBBBRRRRRRIIIIIYIYIYIYYIYAAARGH!"''
* Recurring foes the Daleks of ''Series/DoctorWho'' customarily scream "EX-TER-MIN-ATE!" before and during attacks on any living thing they perceive.
--> "Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ever. From birth to death, locked inside a cold metal cage, completely alone. That explains your voice. [[AndIMustScream No wonder you scream.]]"
* In the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]" Jeff does this while redecorating the Dean's office with the business end of a paint ball gun.
* Drink every time a warrior screams in ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus]]''. You won't make it to the end of the episode.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Tatanka from ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble''
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Former Wrestling/{{WW|E}}F wrestler The Wrestling/UltimateWarrior built a career out of being a screaming, snarling, grunting, face-painted lunatic.
** Those who are aware of his behavior since his retirement are convinced it's not an act.
* "Native American warrior" wrestlers have also traditionally fallen back on this trope, such as Wrestling/{{Tatanka}}.
* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} used to snarl and scream a lot from the moment Wrestling/{{WCW}} started giving him [[BigEntrance entrances]]. One memorable instance was at the 2004 Royal Rumble, when he was ambushed in the ring by Wrestling/BrockLesnar. He snarls "You son of a bitch!" and ''literally hisses like a cobra''. Prime NightmareFuel for a lot of the kids watching, no doubt.
* Former Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{TNA}} and later [[http://www.shinewrestling.com SHINE Wrestling]] manager Wrestling/DaffneyUnger also made her mark on the business by screaming. She even raised it to MakeMeWannaShout level at ''WCW Spring Stampede 2000''. During the six-way [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-c.html WCW World Cruiserweight Title]] match involving Shannon Moore, Crowbar, Wrestling/ChrisCandido, Juventud Guerrera, Prince Iaukea[[note]]Mike Haynor, who is not related to the late great Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea[[/note]] and Lash [=LeRoux=], where she was seconding Crowbar, Juvy ran after her and she held him off by SCREAMING!
* Gateway and later Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}[=/=]Wrestling/RingOfHonor wrestler Wrestling/{{MsChif}} screams at her opponent all throughout her matches. At the 2006 WWWC Tournament in Odaiba/Tokyo, Kyoko Kimura tried to shut her up by screaming louder. When that didn't work she tried to crush [=MsChif=] throat with a chain...which didn't work either.
* Rebbeca Knox when not acting as Sweet Saraya's manager. She's also (unsuccessfully) tried to out scream [=MsChif=]. (you can see why Portuguese Princess Ariel was pretty proud of herself for successfully rending Chif unable to)
* Wrestling/{{Melina}} - though sometimes she's simply throwing a tantrum rather than trying to frighten her opponents, making her a mix of this and ScreamingWoman. She does it so much, her screams are referred to as "The Primal Scream". She screams before doing both of her finishers, one of them appropriately titled the Last Call.
* Wrestling/KellyKelly seems to be trying to out-do Melina in terms of screaming. It's a little unnerving to see the smiley happy Kelly suddenly turn into an aggressive Screaming Warrior whenever one of her matches gets serious.
* Wrestling/DolphZiggler is partial to this. He often yells and hollers when entering a match and when he is in control of a match. He sometimes does this after winning as well.
* Following his FaceHeelTurn in 2011, Wrestling/MarkHenry began a run of truly ''epic'' mid-match trash talk at a volume loud enough to be picked up clearly by the house mics.
* Wrestling/RomanReigns is usually an aversion of the WildSamoan trope... unless he's [[{{Kiai}} screaming to the skies.]]
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have the Orcish battle cry, which they are known to scream until such time as they pass out. Say it with me: '''WAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!'''
*** Though you can't get the full effect of the '''WAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!''' shout unless it's coming from at least one hundred throats. All of which are attached to berserk, bloodthirsty monstrosities that are fully capable of ripping you apart with their bare hands.
** Also: '''''BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!'''''
*** ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Harriers for the cup!]]''
*** Note that Cain himself has charged in battle yelling Waaagh to throw his enemy off: First in the short story ''Traitor's Gambit'', then in ''The Emperor's Finest''.
** As for the Imperium: '''FOR THE EMPEROR!'''. Doubles as a battle cry of Traitor Alpha Legion.
** And the Tau: '''FOR THE GREATER GOOD!''' Or alternatively '''TAU'VA!!'''.
** Particularly notable are the Eldar [[ActionGirl Howling Banshees]], whose shrieking, wordless battlecry is psychically amplified by their helmets to disorient the enemy. Their Phoenix Lord, Jain Zar, Storm of Silence wears original, much more ancient and powerful mask, capable of paralyzing the enemy.
** Lucius the Eternal wears Armor of Shrieking souls, a suit of daemonically possessed armor that traps souls of his would-be killer. As name suggests, the thing is loud and its screams are known to be lethal on more than one occasion.
** The list is fairly long considering the vastness of the universe. Most Space Marine chapters, both Loyalist and Traitor have official battle cry. Various litanies and chants also used extensively by all human and superhuman forces.
** To the extent were the Necrons and Tyrannids are seen as more terrifying because they fight silently.
*** Also the [[SuperSoldier Legion of]] [[SpaceMarine the Damned]] are considered scary as hell because they are wholly silent (aside from the sound of their guns)
*** Not to mention they appear out of nowhere, wearing black PowerArmor decorated with bones and wield [[MoreDakka heavy weapons]], as pictured [[http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m710093a_99060101441_DamnedMultiMelta_873x627.jpg here]].
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has multiple mechanics for this, the simplest being the Kiai Shout feat. All of them allow you to render enemies shaken or panicked by shouting at the beginning of battle.
* Given the TruthInTelevision entry above, it probably isn't surprising that characters with the appropriate background in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' can actually take a Rebel Yell as an Edge. But wait, weren't Native Americans known for their warcries, too? One thing that virtually any Native American warrior with his salt can do in the setting is a fast Ritual called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin War Cry]]," which tends to earn favor with the War Spirits. Worth mentioning here because the Ritual has a higher chance to succeed if the ''player'' yells, too. What's that, you say? Role-playing? In a TabletopGames? What ''are'' the odds?
* [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Trollkin Fell Callers]] are born with innate vocal powers which are so strong they can deafen opponents within their immediate vicinity if they yell loud enough.
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', Goblins tend to be depicted this way if they aren't being depicted as PluckyComicRelief or DirtyCoward. [[http://magiccards.info/ala/en/169.html Goblin Deathraiders]] is a good example.
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* In ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'', [[NapoleonDelusion Teddy]] likes to shout "CHARGE!" as he dashes up San Juan Hill (i.e. the house stairs).
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* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' sees the otherwise-silent Isaac Clarke grunt, yell, and scream his lonely way through an entire army of undead monsters that used to be the USG Ishimura's crew. He does this because he's ''scared shitless'' and it helps him cope.
* The character properties screen in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' includes a field labeled "Battle Cry".
* VideoGame/SeriousSam has a unit called the Kamikaze Bomber. Despite ''not having a head'' it screams, continuously, from the moment it's created until it dies. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgPGFRlMJvU It gets quite unnerving.]]
** [[MostAnnoyingSound Or annoying, rather.]]
* In the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games after ''X7'', X himself becomes one of these. Many of his dialogue sequences are also spent screaming at his opponents.
** This is perhaps best seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evS9h5UUCgw the final battle with Sigma]] in ''Maverick Hunter X'', where X slowly goes from determined to '''WHY YES I'M ANGRY WHY ELSE WOULD I BE SCREAMING IN CAPSLOCK RAGE RIGHT NOW?!''' In English, [[HeyItsThatVoice you can practically hear]] [[HotBlooded the boiling blood of]] [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu.]]
** Flame Hyenard from ''X7'', though it falls a bit more under MostAnnoyingSound.
--> BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND BURN TO THE GROUND BURN BURN BURN BURN TO THE GROUND BURN TO THE GROUND BURN BURN
* ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' has the Vanguard bloodline, in which four of their nine abilities involves yellling.
* Double H from ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil.'' He charges into battle with a healthy '''''CARLSON AND PEETERS!''''' whenever he attacks, and he enjoys yelling in general.
* While in Rage mode the Arbiter of ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' will often yell: '''''I AM THE ARBITER!''''', just in case you forgot.
** The Elites are all basically this trope. Get close to a high ranking one in Halo 2, he'll drop his weapon, scream (while shaking his fists in the air), and draw his energy sword in an incredibly dramatic fashion. While swinging it, he'll yell variations of "Hiya!". The Arbiter in Halo 3 is even more so; get in a close-quarters fight, and it's guaranteed you'll hear a primal roar followed by the sizzle of energy sword on flesh.
*** Their [=UNSC=] counterparts, the [=SPARTAN IIs=], are the absolute opposite, and it even manages to unsettle Thel 'Vadamee.
** Grunts will scream hilariously ("Aiyaiyaiyaiyaiii...!") when they go nuts and kamikaze you. Most often drowned out by the player's "OhCrap!"
* Link, starting in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. After all, if you're going to pay [[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama Nobuyuki "Gai" Hiyama]] to play your HeroicMime, you've gotta make use of his voice ''somehow''.
** His ''Wind Waker'' incarnation is particularly shouty; just try using a Hurricane Spin and listen to him go!
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} 2'''s Barbarian has an entire tree of skills which involve roaring to either buff himself and his allies, or de-buff enemies. One of the highest-level war cries, simply called War Cry, deals ''direct physical damage''.
* Grom Hellscream (pictured above), chieftain of the Warsong Clan from ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} II'' and ''III''. In a scene in [[ExpandedUniverse one of the books]], he makes an enemy drop his defences by screaming so loud it physically hurts him.
** His name ''is'' [[MeaningfulName Hellscream]] after all.
** One of the reasons he follows Thrall is that Thrall was barely annoyed. His most memorable appearance in the game was doing this to a giant demon, and winning.
** Even his ''weapon'' screams. His axe Gorehowl has special notches and holes in it. When it is swung, air rushes through the holes and makes a howling noise.
** Druids of the Claw and various creeps have the Roar ability which gives a big damage boost to friendly units in range. The Howl of Terror ability decreases enemy attacks, and is most notably used by the Pit Lord, a gargantuan and particularly unsubtle demon.
** The Beastmaster's ultimate combines it with OnrushingArmy: You hear a loud, echoing roar... and suddenly a stampede of exploding thunder lizards is decimating the enemy army.
** Whle not exactly warriors, the undead's Banshees attack by screaming.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Warriors have several shout abilities giving a range of effects, although these could not directly deal damage until Mists of Pandaria introduced Dragon Roar, an attack that hits all nearby enemies and briefly stuns them (and a ShoutOut to ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''). Druids echo these shouts in the roars they have when shapeshifted into bears.
** JOHN J. KEESHAN, the Alliance equivalent of Rambo, fills this role quite nicely. One of the quests you do with him is even ''named'' "[[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=26708 AHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH!!!]]"
* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 5'': Orc Barbarian Heroes have their own brand of magic, called War Cries. One of them deals direct damage by making all his units shout at an enemy.
* [[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Enja.]]
* HotBlooded Sanada Yukimura from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' just will not shut up! No wonder we feel sorry for his [[Creator/SoichiroHoshi voice actor]]...
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'':
** Brick. Even outside of his berserk fury, he'll still scream about blood and his deep love for it, if you simply stand still during a bout of berserk, he'll alternate between hollering at the top of his lungs, laughing uncontrollably at the top of his lungs, and progressively discovering new tops of lungs he didn't know he had.
** Salvador from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' does much the same when he berserks, though he only really screams at the beginning. While Brick continues to thunder as loud as he can throughout his rage, Salvadore will instead give a battlecry at the beginning of his rage and swap to quiet panting, growls, or even humming "In the Halls of the Mountain King". That said, when entering his rage, he'll still scream things like "VIOLEEEENCE", "START RUNNIIIIING" and even the words "BERSERK SCREAMIIIIING" at anyone around him.
** Krieg from the same game also has various psychotic cries of rage, as well as some rather sadistic threats. With the Raving Retribution skill, he'll also start going on completely nonsensical but surprisingly well-articulated rants when he's set on fire.
* ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' has a lot of screaming. Various gangs scream en masse while charging into Tony's superior firepower. Tony can scream right back whenever the player wills. And of course, during the 'rage/invincibility' attacks the screaming is out of control (and foul).
* [[VideoGame/StreetFighterEX Garuda]], ''[[{{Kiai}} Garuda]]'', '''''[[NoIndoorVoice GARUDA]]'''''. Nine out of ten times, this guy will be belting out warcries at the ''top of his lungs''. When he's not, he's either [[EvilLaugh laughing]] or speaking in a creepily hushed tone, which might be even ''more'' unnerving. (Fun fact: Garuda is voiced by Osamu Hosoi, known for his portrayal of the HotBlooded [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan Hibiki]] [[TheOtherDarrin up until]] ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.)
* Minsc of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', as befits his nature as a CrazyAwesome berserker.
* Anders of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a rare SquishyWizard example. Being possessed by a vengeance demon which is driving you insane will do that.
** In the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game]], there's also Champion's (warrior's specialization/Prestige Class) [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/War_Cry War Cry]] ability, which (when upgraded) can literally make enemies fall down.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the Reapers are humongous cybernetic [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] who harvest the entire advanced civilizations of the galaxy to use their bodies as building material to make more of them. And they create [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd3sD17Ovyk massive booming sounds that deafen everyone within miles]] around them to strike utter terror in their prey. As if they needed to...
* VideoGame/{{Asura|sWrath}} is a new triumphant example for this trope, considering that he's basically the embodiment of wrath, a title that is in no shape or form ''[[{{Badass}} undeserved]] [[UnstoppableRage in the slightest]]''. This is taken UpToEleven with Asura's Berserker and Wrath forms. ''All he does is scream.''
** It got so bad that Creator/LiamOBrien in fact was reportedly spitting up blood from the recording sessions for the game's English dub. Dude's a trooper.
* In ''VideoGame/Stinkoman20X6'', Stinkoman enters every boss battle ([[NintendoHard if he can get to the bosses]]) screaming "Are you asking for a CHALLEEEENNNNGE!?" In 1-Up's level, he screams "I wanna be the guy, too!"
* The Soldier from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', as seen in the trailer. The Heavy Weapons Guy as well.
** The Demoman will let off a mad Scotsman's scream at the top of his lungs when he triggers one of his shield charges, and start drunkenly shouting ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' quotes if you kill an enemy with a sword or axe.
* [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends DEMACIAAAAAAA!]] If you don't hear this every couple seconds it's not Garen, it's an imposter.
* From ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', anyone becomes this because of three words: [[LargeHam ULTIMATE.]] [[CallingYourAttacks GESPENST.]] [[DivingKick KICK.]]
* The Infected of ''VideoGame/DeadIsland.'' You'll hear them the first time when installing the game on PC. It's not a good sound. At all. Failing that you'll hear it on the beach and it's so unnerving your character will become freaked out.
* ''Videogame/ChivalryMedievalWarfare'' has a dedicated BattleCry button. When standing still, you'll taunt your enemy and brandish your weapon. When sprinting, the button turns into a "scream at the top of your lungs" button (which ''everyone'' spams). The Vanguard class in particular screams a lot, especially when [[DashAttack executing his sprint attack]]. Turning on low gravity and jumping into the air causes characters to start screaming in terror at the top of their lungs.
-->Agathan Knight: ''FOR THE GLORY OF AGATHAAAAAAAAAAA!''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Putty}}'', the Firework Imps shriek "INCOMING!" as they start to fire missiles.
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* Finn of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* Prince Zuko in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Sokka initially tries to be this in the second episode, but gives up on it once he realizes he's no match for Zuko. After [[TookALevelInBadass some training]], he's shown to indulge in it from time to time. He also tried to do a sneak attack on Aang from behind...whilst screeching "[[CallingYourAttacks SNEAK ATTAAACK!!!]]" at the top of his lungs. He is forcefully reminded of [[WithCatlikeTread the negatives of this trope]].
*** Sokka's attempt in the second episode turns a comical few moments into something less funny when one considers how much he's trying to emulate the warriors who left home, i.e. his dad Hakoda.
** We also see the Southern Raiders all letting out a battle cry before attacking the Southern Water Tribe.
*** Who reply with ones of their own.
* Anyone who saw ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'' can guess who goes here. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n8h5fkzbBM COBRA-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!]] Hey, it helps them fight...somehow.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Zim, being something of a ProudWarriorRaceGuy, attempts a badass battle cry but winds up with an irritating, high-pitched "eeeeeeeeeeegh" sound.
* Hawkgirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. On average, it was about one yell for every swing of her mace.
** Tell me that a woman with huge wings flying/charging at you with an indestructible mace of Nth metal which she [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer uses to "fix" everything]] isn't scary. I ''dare'' you.
* Shego of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'': Don't '''[[NeverHurtAnInnocent EVER]]''' [[WouldHurtAChild hurt]] Nibbles or Jerry [[CurbStompBattle will]] [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]], [[AttackAttackAttack followed by]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown plenty]] [[LiteralAssKicking of]] [[ThatsGottaHurt pain]], suffering, and LaserGuidedKarma.
* Parodied in, what else, ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. Freak attempts a multi-step plan to subdue a giant snake that starts with him giving a "Conan Yell", then jumping on it and grappling it... before realizing he has no idea what to do next.
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* The infamous rolling, yipping [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=buZ1M3iN-UE#t=253s "Rebel Yell"]] employed by Confederate soldiers during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar (''not'' to be confused with the Texan yokel "Yee-haw!", by the way) was said to have [[HellIsThatNoise chilled the blood of any Union troops that heard it.]] Scottish Highlanders and certain Native American tribes were also said to have employed similar-sounding yells in battle (and, since at least some Southerners had both Scottish Highlanders and Cherokees in their family trees, that last counts as a bit of FridgeBrilliance).
* The [[HornyVikings Viking]] [[TheBerserker Berserkers]].
* "Tenno heika Bannzzaaaiii!" or so the old Nipponese war cry goes (Literally, "a thousand years [of life] to the Emperor"). [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII A harbinger of trouble for any ill-equipped, ill-fed and ill-led Chinese conscript low on ammunition]] - which was most of them, most of the time. Banzai charges were a perfectly valid tactic in China, as many partisans and warlord troops would break off and flee at the cry. It was not nearly so successful against professional Chinese troops, or Commonwealth and American soldiers when they got dragged into the war. Not because it was any less terrifying, but [[MoreDakka because they had decent numbers of machine guns]] and reliable supplies of ammunition for them. Also "Totsugeki!!" (which literally just means "charge!")
* Kendo, a Japanese martial swordfighting art, utilizes {{kiai}} shouts before and during attacking, with the shouts before attack used to throw your enemy off-guard and help you concentrate yourself and the kiai during the hit to let others know that you are concentrating on your hit and are giving your best to hit it.
* There is an informal practice of shouting as you attack in fencing.
* A {{kiai}} turns you into a screaming warrior. Part of its intension is to add power to your attack and part of it is purely intimidation.
* In the "loud consecutive grunts" department, many tennis players are known for this. [[FetishFuel Especially the female ones.]]
* The "boxers' snort," which supposedly adds power to the punch.
* "RememberTheAlamo!"
* Aiyo Gurkhali ([[BadassBoast "Blood for the goddess of death. The Gurkhas are coming!"]])
* The Scottish highland clans, with (in Gaelic) [[BadassBoast "Death comes for you, it is the Gordons"]] by Clan Gordon, and "Sons of the dogs, come hither and you will have flesh" from Clan Cameron
* Most of the armies would scream while charging, be it something formal, like "banzai", "charge", or "Oo-rah," or something individual for each soldier, collapsing into incoherent roar, for exactly same reasons: intimidate and focus one-self for a high-speed dash towards the enemy. Not so common now, of course, since full-scale charge is rarely performed.
* At least according to the Romans the native Britons would often scream at the top of their lungs when attacking. Combine this with spiked hair, blue warpaint and the fact that they were usually half again as tall as the Romans and you can see why they made them nervous. Not that much use against actual tactics, mind you...
* It's human nature to freeze when scared. The US Army teaches their trainees to use the "battle cry" and scream before making an assault, as this helps to "unfreeze" the soldier in question.
* Takahata101 of Creator/TeamFourStar is prone to this, particularly during the Let's Plays.
* The Imperial Russian, Soviet, and Russian Army's deep bass Oo-rah! would qualify, but with as less of a scream and more of a drawn-out 'urraaaaah' sound. Stolen from the Ottoman Turks, apparently; it means "strike to kill!" in Turkish. Definitely a symbol of the Russian infantry for centuries; German WWII vets said one of the creepiest sounds you could hear was that mournful howling sound as a Soviet attack went in, regardless of whether it was directed at you or not...
** Germans also had a similar sounding war cry, "Hurrah!" Several German World War II vets noted that they occasionally mistook one for the other on the Eastern Front.
* Chimpanzees. when an entire troop attacks, screeching at the top of their lungs, the effect is absolutely terrifying. Also deafening.
* Tigers have an ultrasonic scream that even humans can hear from miles away. They never use it during hunting, because [[WithCatlikeTread that kinda defeats the purpose]]. In fact, they only utilize this scream when fighting other tigers, capitalizing on the tiger's very sensitive hearing - it hurts them almost as much as the teeth and claws do.
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