Playing With / Roar Before Beating

Basic Trope: An enemy roars before it attacks.
  • Straight: Lord Bloodstone's pet dragon Fluffy lets out a loud roar before it engages Bob in combat.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Fluffy gives a growl before it fights.
  • Justified:
    • Fluffy's roar is an intimidation tactic; it attacks those that are not initially warded off by its roar.
    • Fluffy's roar is a powerful attack in its own right, stunning the enemies with pain so that it can attack them without fear of reprisal.
    • Fluffy is sapient and sadistic; it likes scaring its foes before slaying them.
  • Inverted: Fluffy lets out a triumphant roar after defeating Bob.
  • Subverted: Fluffy inhales, suggesting a roar... but it breathes a stream of fire at Bob instead of roaring.
  • Double Subverted: After breathing out the fire, Fluffy roars at Bob.
  • Parodied:
    • Fluffy's roar is far from terrifying (perhaps a roar equivalent of the Un Evil Laugh.)
    • T-35 tank makes a roar before attacking.
    • Fluffy roars… then starts to choke and gag.
    Fluffy: Sorry. Swallowed a Fly.
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes Fluffy roars; at other times, Fluffy breathes fire instead.
  • Averted: Fluffy skips the roar and begins the fight right away.
  • Enforced: "We gave him a damn pet lion, I want to hear some roaring!"
  • Lampshaded: "Why does every monster we meet roar before a fight? Is it in their blood or something?"
  • Invoked: Lord Bloodstone trained Fluffy to roar at opponents before attacking as an intimidation technique.
  • Exploited: Bob stabs Fluffy while it is roaring.
  • Defied: Fluffy avoids roaring so that it can ambush Bob.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Fluffy is left vulnerable to a fatal blow from Bob's sword while it roars.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Played For Laughs: Fluffy's "roar" (and it's intended to be a roar) is one of the most ridiculous sound effects ever recorded or synthesized by modern man. In a silent medium, an over-the-top depiction of the sheer absurdity of the sound will be given instead. The Hero or some other supporting cast member is responsible for Fluffy's inability to intimidate.

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