Ambiguous! And Some Zero-Context Example, Too!
- Aikoku Sentai Dai-Nippon
- Battle Spirits Shonen Toppa Bashin
- Recap.Big Finish Doctor Who 028 Invaders From Mars
- Bleach (Tropes E-G): "Most [episodes]."
- Blue Seed
- Daa! Daa! Daa!
- Digimon Adventure 02
- Digimon Tamers
- Digimon Xros Wars: "All of the episode titles. All of them."
- FanFic.Elemental Goddess
- Fatcadia: "Chapters/Stages One, Three, and Five."
- FanFic.Futari Wa Pretty Cure Blue Moon
- Gekiganger 3: "Parodying the infamous Mazinger Z example."
- I Was A Sixth Grade Alien: "Every single episode."
- Kirby of the Stars: "Many of the original Japanese episode titles."
- Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: "All of the episode titles of Gravity Front."
- Mon Colle Knights
- FanFic.Ozyand Millies Digital Adventures
- One Piece (Tropes E-F): "Both in how they're written and how Luffy says them."
- Potter Fic Weekly: "The episode titles are basically teasers for the episode..."
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Bukatsudo Energetic
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Mirai Spark
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Perfume Preppy
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Precious Heart
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Sensei Note
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Tropical Twirls
- Recap.Pushing Daisies S 2 E 13 Kerplunk
- Raised by Wolves (Juken Sentai Gekiranger example): "These words are used to form the show's Excited Episode Titles."
- No Social Skills (same example)
- FanFic.Ranma Club
- Saber Marionette J
- FanFic.Shining Pretty Cure
- Shin Mazinger: "Every episode except the first (Finale) follows this format."
- Shin Megami Tensei: "In Persona 3, the Show Within a Show Phoenix Ranger Featherman R sports these kinds of titles, probably to increase the cheesiness factor. It has been around since Persona 2, after all."
- Slayers: "Idiosyncratic Episode Naming, coupled with Excited Episode Title!. The first and fourth seasons do so alphabetically!"
- Sonic Storybook Series: "Used for the minigames."
- Soul Eater
- The Chosen Four
- Tentai Senshi Sunred: "Most segments have titles that wouldn't be out of place in a henshin hero series."
- The Legend of Thunder!: "Dub-exclusive, as always."
- Transformers: Generation 1
- Yoshi's Island: "The DS game is particularly plentiful with them, especially in the secret/extra levels and World 5."
- Zettai Karen Children
Mixed Cases! There's A Correct Example In Here Somewhere? But They're Othersise Missing The Whole Point!
- Busta Rhymes: "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check", "There's Only One Year Left!!!", "What's It Gonna Be?!", "What the Fuck You Want!!", "This Means War!!", "Salute Da Gods!!", "Bladow!!", "Get Out!!".
- Shugo Chara!: "Most episodes have at least one exclamatory! or questionably exclamatory?! segment, some have two."
- Video Games Awesome!: "Usually in the pattern of [Game] is AWESOME! or for multiparters - [Subtitle]! - [Game] is AWESOME!"
- YuYu Hakusho: "Including Excited Chapter Titles in the manga, where Volume 9, for instance, was composed entirely of titles that ended in 3 exclamation points."
Misused! These Examples Are Wrong On So Many Levels!
- Ayumi Hamasaki: "Count how many of her song titles are in ALLCAPS."
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold: "There must always be an exclamation point!"
- Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan: "The name of each episode ends with Dokuro-chan!"
- BoA: "Shine We Are!" and "Bump Bump!"
- Bubble Guppies: "Call a Clambulance!" "The Moon Rocks!" "Fishketball!" "X Marks the Spot!"
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series (Tropes A-F): "CALVIN FOR PRESIDENT! and SHEILA'S BACK! being in all caps."
- Central Processing Unit: "The Pentium III appears to be invoking the Excited Episode Title! trope, since the branding officially looks like Pentium !!!."
- David Crowder Band: "We Win!", "In the End (O Resplendent Light!)", "Church Music - Dance (!)"
- Donkey Kong Country: "Was that exclamation mark always there? Nope, they appear when you find all the bonus stages in a level."
- Dramatic Wind (Ouran High School Host Club example): "Mori-Sempai Has an Apprentice Candidate!"
- Electric Light Orchestra: "Rockaria!"
- Electric Six: "Danger! High Voltage", "Rip It!", "Randy's Hot Tonight!", "Clusterfuck!", "I am a Song!", "Gridlock!", "Hello! I See You!"
- Geronimo Stilton: "I'm Too Fond of my Fur!" "Paws Off, Cheddarface!" "It's Halloween, You 'Fraidy Mouse!" " Merry Christmas, Geronimo!" "Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton!" "Surf's Up, Geronimo!""
- Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin: "Every (and this does mean every) episode title has at least one exclamation point for added excitement!"
- Homestuck: "Happy Cat Song!"
- Honey Honey no Suteki na Bouken: "The hammy announcer would often exclaim! every title, the first episode's being "The CAT ate the RING?!?!""
- Koihime†Musou: "in a possible Shout-Out to Mazinger Z, the title of episode two in season one is Kannu is going to die with Chouun."
- K-On! (paired with Excited Series Title)
- Levitating Lotus Position: "In the Doctor Who New Adventures novel Sky Pirates!..."
- Lion Maru G: "Idiosyncratic Episode Naming with a trifecta of Gratuitous English, the word 'Joutai' meaning 'state' or 'condition', and an exclamation mark."
- EldritchAbomination.Literature: "The novel Sky Pirates!"
- Mazinger Z: "All of them, but the most memorable has to be Kouji Kabuto Dies In Lava! Guess what DOESN'T happen in that episode."
- Mega Man: "The subtitles of the Japanese versions of the sequels tend to feature an exclamation mark at the end of them! Sometimes even two!!"
- Miracle Train: "Episode 8: Tocho-Mae's Secret Lovechild! "
- On the Next (One Piece example)
- Ouran High School Host Club: "The majority of Ouran's episode titles contain an exclamation point or question mark."
- Panic! at the Disco: "They were originally called Panic! at the Disco. The exclamation point was most certainly official, and God help you if you forgot that when it was."
- Pato Fu: "Ok! All Right!, Uh Uh Uh, La La La, Ié Ié! and, evidently, ! ."
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!: "The series itself, and many of its chapter titles."
- Portmanteau Series Nickname: "Drinks chain Beverages & More! now calls themselves BevMo! (Yes, with the exclamation point in both versions.)"
- Revolution X: "Steven shouting the game's name after you insert a quarter."
- Small World: "Excited Expansion Title: Cursed!"
- Space Sheriff Sharivan: "Almost all the episode titles are a mouthful, even in Japanese. For example, episode 17 is The Wondrous Extradimensional Trip of the New Model Double-Decker."
- Starkits Prophecy 2 The Two Siblings: "Chapter 4 THE VALENTINS DAY SPECAIL!"
- Super Pansy World: "KABLAMMERZ!"
- The Cronies: "Below is one of many examples: Eggman Adventures Episode 4: HAMSTER IMPLOSION!!!"
- The Raccoons: "Every episode title ended with an exclamation point!"
- The Transformers: "Almost every issue has at least one exclamation mark!"
- The Trolls: "All the chapters of the book end with an exclaimation point!"
- Ultra Seven: "Windam in Return North!."
- Virgin New Adventures: "Sky Pirates!"
- Wu-Tang Clan: "Method Man's Blackout! and Blackout! 2."
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Discography: It's Blitz! (2009)"
Truly Ambiguous! Could Swing Either Way!
- Bokura Wa Gaia Pretty Cure: "Averted, unlike other canon or fanmade series: the episode titles are usually very brief and rarely display exclamations."
- cat planet: "The factory! factory!! factory!!! factory!!!! factory!!!!!" (duplicating Department of Redundancy Department listing)
- Completely Different Title (Dragonball example): "...the original excited titles only provided a vague description of the film's plot."
- Himitsu Sentai Goranger: "Each Idiosyncratic Episode Title is an Excited Episode Title! with the name of a color in it."
- In Which a Trope Is Described (see also)
Lists and indexes! Legally Obligated To Post These!
Last And (sorry) Least! Articles Using The Trope Correctly!
- Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate: "Defeat Perry! Japan opens up to the world at last!"
- Elite Beat Agents: "The titles tend to be Shorter Phrase! Longer Phrase!!"
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Dramatic Entrance! Mary Appears!"
- Fr.Exactement Ce Qui Est Marque Sur La Boite, same example
- Excited Episode Title! (two links, correctly used)
- Excited Show Title! (see also)
- Fist of the North Star: "God or Devil?! - The Mightiest Man Who Appeared in Hell!"
- Gotcha Force: "Showdown! Hero Borg Unit!!"
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: "Every Digimon Savers title (not carried over into Digimon Data Squad) is of the form, [Excited Episode Title!]: [Hero or Monster of the Week Digimon] [does something]! Such as Recover the Bond between Parent and Child - Evilmon's Bewitchment, Yoshino Gets Her Cinderella Story?! Chrysalimon's Shadow, or Genius Tohma has Returned! Beat Meramon."
- Koi Koi 7: "Girls Bravo! Sway, Flow! The Counterattacking Miya-sama"
- Mabinogi: "Conflict! An Unexpected Battle!"
- FanFic.Pretty Cure Transient Cross Newton: "YEOWCH! Inject yourself with Science!"
- Sacred First Kiss (Blue Seed example): ""Innocence! Love! My First Kiss?!""
- VideoGame.Scott Pilgrim: "Evil Ex Crossover! Take down Clash at Demonhead!"
- Spoiler Title
- Tonight, Someone Dies (Digimon Tamers example. On a sidenote, Word Cruft much?)
- Ultraman Leo
This is the complete A thru Z range. And the picture ain't pretty:
- Very small ratio of clear and correct usage (15 of 119, or about 12%)
- Lots of Zero-Context Example (44 of 119, about 40%). It's impossible to evaluate the "true" usage/misuse ratio with such massive ambiguity.
- Lots of misuse compared to the article's definition. (43 of 119, another 40%)
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Alternative Titles: Excited Episode Title
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