There's something about the roar of a machine gun
that makes the wielder want to roar along with it.
The character could be letting off some anger, or despair, or just get caught up in the adrenaline of the moment.
Can overlap with Firing in the Air a Lot
Compare Screaming Warrior
Live Action Television
- Rambo at the end of Rambo: First Blood Part II, when he destroys the computers.
- Reb Brown is king of this trope, particularly in Strike Commando (a low-budget Rambo II ripoff) and Robowar (a low-budget Predator ripoff).
- Picard did this when gunning down the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact.
- Rick O'Connell did this when trying to shoot at the wall of sand in The Mummy.
- Jack Black does it in the poster for Tropic Thunder.
- Tugg Speedman during the (real) ambush decides to milk the action for all its worth by a)firing from the hip, b) doing a completely unnecessary combat roll, c) firing one-handed, and d) screaming at the top of his lungs while waving the gun in all directions unleashing an endless stream of (blank) fire.
- UHF, during in the Rambo II parody.
- Point Break has the infamous scene where a character shoots rapidly into the air while screaming. It was later parodied by Hot Fuzz.
- Connor McManus has a moment like this during the Il Duce shootout from The Boondock Saints. Agent Smecker's reenactment of the shootout has him doing this as well, only he is firing in the air and there's no sound involved.
- Pulp Fiction contrasts an amateur Shouting Shooter, vainly emptying his entire magazine at the hitman protagonists, with their wordlessly efficient response.
DIE, YOU MOTHERFUCKERRRRS!!!
- In the Cold Open to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Lao Che's son goes full-auto at Indy with a Thompson sub-machine gun yelling what sounds like, "What's your name! What's your name!"
- John Connor does this after a damaged terminator attacks him in Terminator Salvation.
- Tector and Lyle Gorch let the bullets and the war-cries rip at the climax of The Wild Bunch.
Manga and Anime
- Gwen Cooper does this in the Doctor Who series 4 as she and Ianto empty G36C's into a Dalek which is slightly anti climatic as they are protected by a time lock.
- Surprisingly, Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters. In spite of his usual demeanor as the The Comically Serious and The Stoic, it turns out he sometimes becomes one of these when he's at the controls of a Dylan Minigun, as some of the clips from the various gun-related shows demonstrate. Then again, it's hard to blame him.
- In a flash-forward in the Babylon 5 episode "Babylon Squared", Garibaldi unloads on unseen aggressors with some sort of PPG Gatling gun, yelling stuff along the lines of "Come get some!" the whole time.
- Teana Lanster of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS did this during the time when she was recklessly shooting down the Mecha-Mooks attacking Hotel Augusta and almost shot her own teammate.
- During the Cell Saga, the army attacks Cell before the tournament stops all at once. One of the focus shots was off one of the soldiers on the ground. Guess what he was doing during the open fire free-for-all.
- Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, although both restrict it to when using the game's light machine guns.
- Pictured above, The Heavy from Team Fortress 2 loves to do this if you fire his Minigun continuously for long enough. When he's not telling you to CRY SOME MORE!, that is.
- Firing the M60 in the game mod Half-Life 2: Jaykin Bacon Source makes the player start yelling.
- Sgt. Whittaker does this towards the end of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, as he repeatedly fires a truck-mounted cannon at a giant Phantom. Justified, because he tried to lure it away from the other heroes. This quickly becomes a Heroic Sacrifice, though considering he was already dying from earlier wounds, anyway, he didn't have much to lose.
- In Final Fantasy XIII:
- Snow does it in Palumpolum when he shoots an overhang in an attempt to scare the crowd away from being shot themselves.
- On board the Palamecia, Vanille does this while gunning down a Vespid Soldier when it and a couple of PSICOM troops come to move them to another cell.
- Sgt. Reznov does this while mowing down German soldiers in Call of Duty: World At War.
- Zaeed Masani of Mass Effect 2 does this when angrily shooting at Vido Santiago's escaping dropship in the Paragon ending of his loyalty mission. It apparently imbued his bullets with anti-materiel penetration power, as it headshotted the dude sitting right next to Santiago, who visibly freaked out at it.
- World of Warcraft recently added in a quest where you help a group of people known as Bravo Company, led by John J. Keeshan, go through an entire orc battalion using a siege tank with Keeshan manning a turret. Keeshan screams appropriately, and the quest is even aptly named AHHHHHHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHHHH!!!
- The player fires his gun into the air at the end of each level in Total Carnage. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!
- Rocket Raccoon in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will do this often, most notably during his Gatling Good Level 1 Hyper Combo.
- The mercenaries in Far Cry: Instincts like to do this whenever they get their mitts on a heavy machine gun, gravitating between macho tough-talk and panic-stricken gibbering.
- Asura of Asura's Wrath does this during the course of his Unstoppable Rage against Olga and her fleet after they go too far. The "shooting" in question is the blasts from the four utterly huge arms of his newly achieved Berserker Form.
- Salvador in Borderlands 2. He's The Berserker with a focus on guns, and when he's "gunzerking", he's often screaming.
- Rex "Power" Colt of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon does this when firing the Terror 4000.
- Rio in Operator's Side when she fires her machine gun at several dozen canisters of fake Philosopher's Stones.
- In The Spoony Experiment review of Ultima I game, a Cutaway Gag showed Gandalf taking on the Balrog with firearms, including screaming as he fires an assault rifle.
- In Red vs. Blue, Simmons is this with the mounted machine gun on the Warthog. The first time he uses it, he simply holds down the trigger and starts shouting random Sarge-like invectives at the Blues. On that note, Sarge.
- Standard procedure in the early days of the Bosnian army when firing a large caliber machine gun from indoors; makes your ear-drums slightly less likely to burst and no one can hear you over the gun anyway. Ear protection is much more practical but less dramatic.