Playing With: "Super Sentai" Stance

Basic Trope: The heroes go into a coordinated posing routine designed to look "cool".
  • Straight: Upon transforming to their Superhero forms, the Trope Force engages in a posing routine and roll-call.
  • Exaggerated: The posing routine is ten minutes long, closer to a carnival act.
  • Downplayed: The teammates each perform a simple action before fighting. Cracking knuckles, crossing their arms, etc.
  • Justified: As a safety factor, the posing is necessary to activate Trope Force's full power. Alternatively, posing allows excess transformation energy to be expelled away from the heroes so as not to injure them.
  • Inverted: The villains, upon teleporting into the scene, do a posing routine.
  • Subverted: "Trope Red!" "Trope Blue!" "Trope..". "YOU FOOLS! You're leaving yourself wide open! Attack now!"
  • Double Subverted:: "Hmm...nah. Trope Black!" "Trope Yellow!"
  • Parodied: The Trope Force use extremely flamboyant poses more suitable for a Magical Girl Warrior... Except they're all men!note 
  • Zig-Zagged: "Trope..". "HE'S GETTING AWAY!!" "Fine. Skip the poses".
  • Averted: The heroes transform mid run and immediately continue doing what they were previously doing.
  • Enforced: The author is doing a Sentai series.
  • Lampshaded: "I'm surprised they didn't run away while we posed!"
  • Invoked: "Aww, come on! We're superheroes! Superheroes have to do awesome poses".
  • Exploited: Knowing the heroes will start posing after they transform, the villains opt to hide and form an ambush instead of a direct fight.
  • Defied: "I don't care! It wastes time, and it looks stupid! We are not doing the poses".
  • Discussed: "Actually, I wanted to talk to you; that posing routine...I don't think it looks very cool".
  • Conversed: "Those poses look ridiculous! How do the actors do it with such a straight face?"
  • Deconstructed: In the time it took for the Trope Force to pose, the villains accomplished their goals and bid a hasty retreat.
  • Reconstructed: The team only has one quick group pose, then cuts straight into the action.

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