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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' manga ''[[Recap/WarriorCatsShatteredPeace Shattered Peace]]'', the dogs have a "!" appear above their heads when they realize that the stake holding their chains has been dug up, leaving them free to escape the fire.


* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the old man on Windfall Island who asks you to look for his daughter makes the sound and flashes the symbol every time you get in range for him to ask you again. Can reach MostAnnoyingSound levels, since he stands right outside the entrance to the main part of the island and you'll have to tap though his dialogue if he gets close enough to you. Fortunately, he stops doing it when his daughter is rescued.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', the old man on Windfall Island who asks you to look for his daughter makes the sound and flashes the symbol every time you get in range for him to ask you again. Can reach MostAnnoyingSound levels, since Since he stands right outside the entrance to the main part of the island and island, you'll have to tap though through his dialogue if he gets close enough to you. Fortunately, he stops doing it when his daughter is rescued.


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* Used throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon Mystery Dungeon}} series (Both blink and chirp).



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games use the '''!''' version on opposing trainers when they see the player and engage them in battle.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games use the '''!''' version on opposing trainers when they see the player and engage them in battle. ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]'' instead use a yellow flash.
* Used throughout the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series (both blink and chirp).



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* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' features it in the OP and occasionally in episodes.

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* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' ''Manga/SquidGirl'' features it in the OP and occasionally in episodes.


* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' also uses '''!''' whenever you click on a puzzle location. If you're just talking to someone, or examining an object that's important enough to get more than just the usual comment boxes but doesn't have a puzzle, it just results in a "\|/" series of lines.

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* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' also uses '''!''' whenever you click on a puzzle location. If you're just talking to someone, or examining an object that's important enough to get more than just the usual comment boxes but doesn't have a puzzle, it just results in a "\|/" series of lines.


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* In ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'', the Trolls blink twice during the song 'Fixer Upper' when Kristoff loudly informs them that Anna, whom they have spent the whole song trying to hook up with him, is engaged to someone else.
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* In {{Disney/Frozen}}, the Trolls blink twice during the song 'Fixer Upper' when Kristoff loudly informs them that Anna, whom they have spent the whole song trying to hook up with him, is engaged to someone else.


* ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]'' has it too.

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* ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]'' ''Anime/ReCutieHoney'' has it too.

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* In WesternAnimation/TotallySpies this occurs when the spies are about to be hit by a villain or when they spot a hot guy.


* In ''BreathOfFireIII'', you can [[PowerCopying try to learn some monster's powers]]; if the skill is learned, you get a '''!''' over the character's head; if you get a '''?''' instead it means the skill can't be learned. In the game's OverworldNotToScale if you get a '''!''' over your head it means you found a random combat area; a '''?''' indicates a secret location.

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* In ''BreathOfFireIII'', ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'', you can [[PowerCopying try to learn some monster's powers]]; if the skill is learned, you get a '''!''' over the character's head; if you get a '''?''' instead it means the skill can't be learned. In the game's OverworldNotToScale if you get a '''!''' over your head it means you found a random combat area; a '''?''' indicates a secret location.


* The '''[[ScareChord !]]''' in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is a variation.

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* The '''[[ScareChord !]]''' in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is a variation.


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* In WesternAnimation/TeenTitans this occurs frequently right when a Titan notices they're about to be attacked by a villain.


* Omnipresent in''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo''.

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* Omnipresent in''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo''.in ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo''.


One common variation (often found in video games) is a '''!''' rather than a random flash of light. There's also the "little crown" variation, most seen in anime. Compare ConfusedQuestionMark.

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One common variation (often found in video games) is a an '''!''' rather than a random flash of light. There's also the "little crown" variation, most seen in anime. Compare ConfusedQuestionMark.



* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'', omnipresent.
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'' uses it occasionally when Yabe-sensei notices some new [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]], or in general use.

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* ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'', omnipresent.
Omnipresent in''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo''.
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'' uses it occasionally when Yabe-sensei notices some new [[HilarityEnsues hilarity ensuing]], {{hilarity ensu|es}}ing or in general use.



* The shadows in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' get a '''!''' above them when they spot the main character's party.
** Many of the characters themselves get these in drama scenes outside of combat.

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* The shadows in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' get a '''!''' above them when they spot the main character's party. \n** Many of the characters themselves get these in drama scenes outside of combat.



* Both guards and civilians in ''[[VideoGame/{{Payday2}} Payday 2]]'' do this with a "!" symbol over their heads during stealth mode, to indicate that they've spotted something that has alerted them (dead bodies, loot bags, a player). Players only get a sound effect for it if they're the one who caused the alert state. They will also show a "?" over their heads if something is within their field of view but has not yet alerted them.

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* Both guards and civilians in ''[[VideoGame/{{Payday2}} Payday 2]]'' ''VideoGame/Payday2'' do this with a "!" symbol over their heads during stealth mode, to indicate that they've spotted something that has alerted them (dead bodies, loot bags, a player). Players only get a sound effect for it if they're the one who caused the alert state. They will also show a "?" over their heads if something is within their field of view but has not yet alerted them.them.
* In ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'', an exclamation mark accompanied by a chime appears over Shovel Knight's head when he manages to catch something from a pit with a fishing rod.


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