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Playing With: Dramatic Wind
Basic Trope: A rush of wind happens just as something dramatic happens or is about to happen.
  • Straight: The Hero and the Big Bad meet each other for the Final Battle. While they stand perfectly still, mustering each other, a light breeze rustles through their longcoats and unruly hair.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Dramatic wind... IN SPACE!
    • The Hero and the Big Bad 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: ???
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: The Final Battle takes place amidst a heavy storm, however, when The Hero and the Big Bad 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 Shave and a Haircut.
  • 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 The Hero and a member of the Quirky Miniboss Squad, but doesn't for the next member. Then when The Hero meets the Big Bad, 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 it looked cool to have the wind pick up during a fight.
  • Lampshaded: "Why does a wind always start blowing whenever Bob and Mr. Satan fight? They aren't even outside, this time!"
  • Invoked:
    • The Hero's Sidekick turns on the big electric fan when the Final Battle 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 Bob and 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 Rule of Cool: 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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