aka: Roar Dakka
"I hear Tess yelling something in Andorian but I canít tell what over the racket from her weapon."
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
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- 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.
- Dragon Ball Z: 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.
- 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.
- The orks of Warhammer 40K, Trope Namers for More Dakka, are of course expected to match their weapons in noisiness by yelling "DAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKADAKKA" as they shoot ("WAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!" is also acceptable, as are variations on "STOMP'EM FLAT!"). Orks who do not engage in this behavior (i.e., shoot first then yell) are seen as sneaky gits and not orky enuff.
- 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 has 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.
- The VCs in Men Of Valor love to scream. A lot.
- 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. It 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.
- Ironically, shouting while shooting can also help the gunner remember the exact length of a burst. While some machine guns, like the American M2 fire slow enough you can count the rounds fired, others, like the MG42, fire so fast they sound like a loud zipper. Shouting out short phrases can thus help the gunner remember "in the time it takes me to say these few words normally, is the time it takes to go through about 50 rounds".