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** In "Nuthin' Special," Buttercup calls all the routines in trying to find her individual power only for Bubbles and Blossom (whose respective special powers are biliguistics and ice breath) to match her each time.

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** In "Nuthin' Special," Buttercup calls all the routines in trying to find her individual power only for Bubbles and Blossom (whose respective special powers are biliguistics bilinguistics and ice breath) to match her each time.

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** In "Nuthin' Special," Buttercup calls all the routines in trying to find her individual power only for Bubbles and Blossom (whose respective special powers are biliguistics and ice breath) to match her each time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the episode "Let's Play Super Powers", the characters pretend to be characters from Mr. Coolskin, Stumpy's favorite superhero comic book series, and call the names of their attacks when they use them.


** "Monkey Plucks Two Peaches!" (EyeScream)

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** "Monkey Plucks Two Peaches!" (EyeScream)(EyePoke)



** During one episode set in space, when he discovers his momentum hampered by the lack of gravity, he adjusts his attack names accordingly. "Tiger Prowls! ...through ... pudding...?" (slow motion punch)

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** During one episode "Shanghai Moon", set in space, when he discovers his momentum hampered by the lack of gravity, he adjusts his attack names accordingly. "Tiger Prowls! ...through ... pudding...?" (slow motion punch)


** Parodied in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "web comics", where the fight scenes in the "fantasy Photoshop gradient comic" consist of the main character and an evil wizard shouting the names of Photoshop effects at each other.
--->'''Wizard:''' LENS FLARE!\\

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** Parodied in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "web comics", "[[Recap/StrongBadEmailE181WebComics web comics]]", where the fight scenes in the "fantasy Photoshop gradient comic" consist of the main character and an evil wizard shouting the names of Photoshop effects at each other.
--->'''Wizard:''' [[LensFlare LENS FLARE!\\FLARE]]!\\

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', casting most magic spells involves calling out the spell's name. That's especially true for Star herself, who often makes up new spells on the spot by calling out a silly name while using her wand. [[spoiler:And even when magic isn't accessible, she still can't seem to break the habit of calling her attacks, such as yelling "Stick Blast" before clobbering a rat with a stick in [[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS3E1ReturnToMewni the season 3 premier]] or "Punch" while uppercutting a man-eating plant in [[Recap/StarVsTheForcesOfEvilS4E37Cleaved the series finale]].]]


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* In ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}''. It comes with the territory of them being magical girls.
-->'''Summer:''' [[MakingASplash Misirlou Beach Blast]]!\\
'''Autumn:''' Autumn RazorWind!\\
'''Winter:''' [[AnIcePerson Arctic Desert Freezing]]!\\
'''Spring:''' [[PetalPower Passionate Pollen Breeze]]!
* In the podcast audio drama ''Podcast/TheAccount'', being knighted grants a person a number of special abilities, among them a "weapon" of magical energy that's traditionally named and proclaimed when it's used. The protagonist's is Burst Punch, which more experienced knights find a tad lame.
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*Wrestling/{{UltraMantis|Black}} faced Mister Zero at PXW (Pro Xcitement Wrestling)'s June 23, 2002 event. Before hitting his Praying Mantis Bomb FinishingMove, he yelled "FINISH!" In fairness, this was only his eighth match.



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* In ''Podcast/{{Sequinox}}''. It comes with the territory of them being magical girls.
-->'''Summer:''' [[MakingASplash Misirlou Beach Blast]]!\\
'''Autumn:''' Autumn RazorWind!\\
'''Winter:''' [[AnIcePerson Arctic Desert Freezing]]!\\
'''Spring:''' [[PetalPower Passionate Pollen Breeze]]!
* In the podcast audio drama ''Podcast/TheAccount'', being knighted grants a person a number of special abilities, among them a "weapon" of magical energy that's traditionally named and proclaimed when it's used. The protagonist's is Burst Punch, which more experienced knights find a tad lame.
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* in BokuNoHeroAcademia fanfic FanFic/Torchbearer this is [[JustifiedTrope justfied]] as a way of mmemonics, calling you atacks in such a way that each action has a word or a part of a word ascocated with it so calling you attacks will caus you to do them instinctively, with each movement ascosiated wit a with a word or par of said word. all might uses his smashes as example: TEXAS wind-up. release: SMASH

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* in BokuNoHeroAcademia Franchise/BokuNoHeroAcademia fanfic FanFic/Torchbearer this is [[JustifiedTrope justfied]] as a way of mmemonics, calling you atacks in such a way that each action has a word or a part of a word ascocated with it so calling you attacks will caus you to do them instinctively, with each movement ascosiated wit a with a word or par of said word. all might uses his smashes as example: TEXAS wind-up. release: SMASH

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*in BokuNoHeroAcademia fanfic FanFic/Torchbearer this is [[JustifiedTrope justfied]] as a way of mmemonics, calling you atacks in such a way that each action has a word or a part of a word ascocated with it so calling you attacks will caus you to do them instinctively, with each movement ascosiated wit a with a word or par of said word. all might uses his smashes as example: TEXAS wind-up. release: SMASH


* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon''.
-->'''King Dragon:''' Maybe instead of going "HERE COMES THE CLUB!" you could try using your right hand, or not yelling that.\\
'''Minion:''' But that's my thing, I love doing that!



* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''WebVideo/TheKingDragonCanon''.
-->'''King Dragon:''' Maybe instead of going "HERE COMES THE CLUB!" you could try using your right hand, or not yelling that.\\
'''Minion:''' But that's my thing, I love doing that!



** And then in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]", the actor playing Katara destroys Actress!Aang's magic bubble with the words "Waterbend: Hiyah!"

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** And then in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers The Ember Island Players]]", the actor playing Katara destroys Actress!Aang's Actress Aang's magic bubble with the words "Waterbend: Hiyah!"


If you can do something more impressive than just throw a punch, your attack(s) must have an equally impressive name. More than that, you have to call it out as you launch the attack. It doesn't matter if it's a martial arts move, a magical spell or your secret superweapon, if you can't say its name, it just isn't nearly as [[RuleOfCool cool]] or effective. Also, expect plenty of [[PowerEchoes echoing]] to come with it, and (if a fighter is feeling particularly bombastic) dramatic... *pauses* ...WITHAYELLATTHEEND! A standard feature of practically every MagicalGirl, high fantasy, or martial arts anime.

The origins of this phenomenon are at least OlderThanPrint, and probably much older. The idea that words can grant power is a cross cultural phenomenon that shows up frequently in the earliest tales of swords and sorcery. Members of the Sinitic ethnolinguistic family in particular tend to ascribe special importance to the power of written characters, and the belief that special words can invoke control over supernatural power permeates their folklore (just ask your local Shinto, Buddhist, or Taoist practitioner if they've donated to a shrine or temple to have a talisman written lately). The magic power of [[WordsCanBreakMyBones spoken and written words]] was also a key concept in {{Ancient Egypt}}ian religion and RitualMagic.

In terms of realism, this has some ground as traditional and even some current practitioners of martial arts hold the belief that accompanying statements and/or vocal noises alongside execution build up their ''chi'', thereby increasing the power and efficacy of their moves and techniques. Put less spiritually, saying a phrase at the right time during an attack ensures proper breathing. A call used for this reason is known as a ''{{kiai}}''. The naming of attacks also served a more practical purpose as many martial arts schools, Chinese ones in particular, used to be secret societies. The passing down of techniques was done orally and giving them esoteric names often facilitated this transmission. In addition, ''kiai'' has the potential to startle the opponent and give you an opening.

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If you can do something more impressive than just throw a punch, your attack(s) must have an equally impressive name. More than that, you have to call it out as you launch the attack. It doesn't matter if it's a martial arts move, a magical spell or your secret superweapon, superweapon if you can't say its name, it just isn't nearly as [[RuleOfCool cool]] or effective. Also, expect plenty of [[PowerEchoes echoing]] to come with it, and (if a fighter is feeling particularly bombastic) dramatic... *pauses* ...WITHAYELLATTHEEND! A standard feature of practically every MagicalGirl, high fantasy, or martial arts anime.

The origins of this phenomenon are at least OlderThanPrint, and probably much older. The idea that words can grant power is a cross cultural cross-cultural phenomenon that shows up frequently in the earliest tales of swords and sorcery. Members of the Sinitic ethnolinguistic family family, in particular particular, tend to ascribe special importance to the power of written characters, and the belief that special words can invoke control over supernatural power permeates their folklore (just ask your local Shinto, Buddhist, or Taoist practitioner if they've donated to a shrine or temple to have a talisman written lately). The magic power of [[WordsCanBreakMyBones spoken and written words]] was also a key concept in {{Ancient Egypt}}ian religion and RitualMagic.

In terms of realism, this has some ground as traditional and even some current practitioners of martial arts hold the belief that accompanying statements and/or vocal noises alongside execution build up their ''chi'', thereby increasing the power and efficacy of their moves and techniques. Put less spiritually, saying a phrase at the right time during an attack ensures proper breathing. A call used for this reason is known as a ''{{kiai}}''. The naming of attacks also served a more practical purpose as many martial arts schools, Chinese ones ones, in particular, used to be secret societies. The passing down of techniques was done orally and giving them esoteric names often facilitated this transmission. In addition, ''kiai'' has the potential to startle the opponent and give you an opening.



Another variant, primarily found in video games, displays the attack name on screen as it is being executed, without a vocal "call". This typically happens in games where there is no voice acting; the call is implied. In fact, flamboyant attack/technique names are pretty much a trope in and of themselves.

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Another variant, primarily found in video games, displays the attack name on screen on-screen as it is being executed, without a vocal "call". This typically happens in games where there is no voice acting; the call is implied. In fact, flamboyant attack/technique names are pretty much a trope in and of themselves.



* In ''ComicBook/XMen'' either Colossus or Wolverine will call out for the FastballSpecial before it's performed. {{Justified|Trope}} in that neither Colossus nor Wolverine are telepathic; they have to signal to each other when to do the attack or you just have Colossus flinging Wolverine around without his consent or Wolverine jumping into Colossus's arms for no reason.

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* In ''ComicBook/XMen'' either Colossus or Wolverine will call out for the FastballSpecial before it's performed. {{Justified|Trope}} in that neither Colossus nor Wolverine are is telepathic; they have to signal to each other when to do the attack or you just have Colossus flinging Wolverine around without his consent or Wolverine jumping into Colossus's arms for no reason.



** Max has managed to weaponize this, calling orders that his Pokémon deliberately go against to confuse his opponents, or naming strategies after actual moves.

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** Max has managed to weaponize this, calling orders that his Pokémon deliberately go against to confuse his opponents, opponents or naming strategies after actual moves.



* ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'': Enforced, discussed, and partly averted by James and Taylor with the Skills given by the Gamer ability. As stated in story, at low levels (specifically below level 5) all skills have to be activated by vocalizing their names, but afterwards [[SimplifiedSpellcasting they can be used without having to call out the attack]] and risk being countered as a result. However, the usual argument of them helping to focus still applies, plus there is a decrease in effectiveness when they are used silently.

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* ''Fanfic/CoOpMode'': Enforced, discussed, and partly averted by James and Taylor with the Skills given by the Gamer ability. As stated in story, in-story, at low levels (specifically below level 5) all skills have to be activated by vocalizing their names, but afterwards [[SimplifiedSpellcasting they can be used without having to call out the attack]] and risk being countered as a result. However, the usual argument of them helping to focus still applies, plus there is a decrease in effectiveness when they are used silently.



---> It made her feel a bit like a manga character who'd been given super powers. She wondered if it would get any more powerful if she yelled "Linear!" while she was using the skill, and decided against it since she hadn't seen anyone else doing anything so silly.

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---> It made her feel a bit like a manga character who'd been given super powers.superpowers. She wondered if it would get any more powerful if she yelled "Linear!" while she was using the skill, and decided against it since she hadn't seen anyone else doing anything so silly.



* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World]], Traitor Dash tends to do this with her attacks, even after ultimately performing a HeelFaceTurn. Twilight also does it from time to time, but does it a good bit more in her pegasus form Halflight Noon because she based the transformation off of Rainbow Dash, thought she also points out it's more practical to call them ''after'' you perform the attack.

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* In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' [[BadFuture Dark World]], Traitor Dash tends to do this with her attacks, even after ultimately performing a HeelFaceTurn. Twilight also does it from time to time, time but does it a good bit more in her pegasus form Halflight Noon because she based the transformation off of Rainbow Dash, thought though she also points out it's more practical to call them ''after'' you perform the attack.



* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' runs into this as is natural in a Pokemon fic with Trainers in it. However some characters work around it by giving attacks code names or using non-verbal signals.
* Fate turn an attack name into a BadassBoast in ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'' during her final battle with Susanoo.

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' runs into this as is natural in a Pokemon fic with Trainers in it. However However, some characters work around it by giving attacks code names or using non-verbal signals.
* Fate turn turns an attack name into a BadassBoast in ''Fanfic/{{Infinity}}'' during her final battle with Susanoo.



* [[ShockAndAwe "Bolt."]] Taylor Hebert in ''FanFic/ASkitteringHeart'' use words to help her cast spells. In ASH magic is influenced greatly by focus and intent so Taylor uses different words to guide her self through channeling the same element to get different affects.

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* [[ShockAndAwe "Bolt."]] Taylor Hebert in ''FanFic/ASkitteringHeart'' use words to help her cast spells. In ASH magic is influenced greatly by focus and intent so Taylor uses different words to guide her self through channeling the same element to get different affects.effects.



** In fact authentic Judo does teach the "judo chop" (called tegatana ate, 'hand-blade strike') but it is not allowed in competition judo. It is only allowed in 'kata' (drills or exercises). Its use in Austin Powers is a spoof of the fact that the "judo chop" was a now-narmish staple of '60s spy shows.

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** In fact fact, authentic Judo does teach the "judo chop" (called tegatana ate, 'hand-blade strike') but it is not allowed in competition judo. It is only allowed in 'kata' (drills or exercises). Its use in Austin Powers is a spoof of the fact that the "judo chop" was a now-narmish staple of '60s spy shows.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': Gipsy's Elbow Rocket and the Typhoon's Thundercloud Formation. The former is justified as Raleigh telling Mako to activate it; the latter is more of an example of the triplets' coordination. But mostly it's just RuleOfCool and a ShoutOut to the film's inspirations. {{Justified|Trope}} in [[AllThereInTheManual the expanded material]]: new pilots who are still learning how to read each others mind properly will call out the names of the attacks they use to teach their partner to recognize the thought pattern that accompanies it. Older pilots continue to do this out of habit.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': Gipsy's Elbow Rocket and the Typhoon's Thundercloud Formation. The former is justified as Raleigh telling Mako to activate it; the latter is more of an example of the triplets' coordination. But mostly it's just RuleOfCool and a ShoutOut to the film's inspirations. {{Justified|Trope}} in [[AllThereInTheManual the expanded material]]: new pilots who are still learning how to read each others other's mind properly will call out the names of the attacks they use to teach their partner to recognize the thought pattern that accompanies it. Older pilots continue to do this out of habit.



** In the second series, Belgarion restores a shattered door with "door". Belgarath is not particularily impressed then, either.

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** In the second series, Belgarion restores a shattered door with "door". Belgarath is not particularily particularly impressed then, either.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has wizards use this for focusing purposes. It's indicated that it must use a language the caster is not fluent in, otherwise the difference in thoughts between when it is used for spellcasting and when it is used for conversation would disrupt the focus. Harry Dresden uses Latin, though other wizards have been seen using more obscure or mythical languages instead.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has wizards use this for focusing purposes. It's indicated that it must use a language the caster is not fluent in, otherwise otherwise, the difference in thoughts between when it is used for spellcasting and when it is used for conversation would disrupt the focus. Harry Dresden uses Latin, though other wizards have been seen using more obscure or mythical languages instead.



* Plyed with in the Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch novel ''Demons of Air and Darkness'', when the [[SuperSoldier Jem'Hadar soldier]] Taran'atar battles a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Hirogen]]. At one point, the Hirogen asks Taran'atar why he's not pressing his attack. Taran'atar does not answer, and finally the Hirogen says that if Taran'atar won't attack, he will -- making the Jem'Hadar wonder why the heck he would announce his own attack rather than just doing it.

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* Plyed Played with in the Literature/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch novel ''Demons of Air and Darkness'', when the [[SuperSoldier Jem'Hadar soldier]] Taran'atar battles a [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Hirogen]]. At one point, the Hirogen asks Taran'atar why he's not pressing his attack. Taran'atar does not answer, and finally finally, the Hirogen says that if Taran'atar won't attack, he will -- making the Jem'Hadar wonder why the heck he would announce his own attack rather than just doing it.



* ''Literature/TheBible'': And God said "Let there be light." Not actually an attack, but close enough to the spirit of the trope. The Word of God ''is'' His power. The way God's power works is that [[RealityWarper He says something and then it's true]].
* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': Whenever a [skill] is being activated/casted the name of it is being called, though not because it sounds ''cooler'', but rather because it won't work otherwise. Nevertheless, when you reached your limit (''[Power Strike]! [Power Strike]! Why isn’t this—[Power Strike]''), it won't activate no matter how often you call it.

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* ''Literature/TheBible'': And God said said: "Let there be light." Not actually an attack, but close enough to the spirit of the trope. The Word of God ''is'' His power. The way God's power works is that [[RealityWarper He says something and then it's true]].
* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'': Whenever a [skill] is being activated/casted activated/cast the name of it is being called, though not because it sounds ''cooler'', but rather because it won't work otherwise. Nevertheless, when you reached your limit (''[Power Strike]! [Power Strike]! Why isn’t this—[Power Strike]''), it won't activate no matter how often you call it.



* The CatFight between Brenda and Criquette in the parody series ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' has them both calling their awfully mundane attacks with epic names, complete with echoeing sound effects. This crazy thing can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F0w9cl-uFQ here]] (in French).

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* The CatFight between Brenda and Criquette in the parody series ''Series/LeCoeurASesRaisons'' has them both calling their awfully mundane attacks with epic names, complete with echoeing echoing sound effects. This crazy thing can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F0w9cl-uFQ here]] (in French).



*** Justified in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]] — Daleks are programmed to fire their weapons when they hate enough. (Through other mumbo jumbo, Clara also almost shoots the Doctor.) Basically, EXTERMINATE and the rest of their ranting is actually ''reloading.''

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*** Justified in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]] — Daleks are programmed to fire their weapons when they hate enough. (Through other mumbo jumbo, mumbo-jumbo, Clara also almost shoots the Doctor.) Basically, EXTERMINATE and the rest of their ranting is actually ''reloading.''



* In ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Boyd Crowder yells "fire in the hole" whenever he fires a RPG or throws a firebomb. It is a habit he picked up learning explosives handling while working in the coal mines. He does not actually want anyone to get hurt during those attacks and when he actually wants to kill someone he does it quickly and quietly.

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* In ''Series/{{Justified}}'' Boyd Crowder yells "fire in the hole" whenever he fires a an RPG or throws a firebomb. It is a habit he picked up learning explosives handling while working in the coal mines. He does not actually want anyone to get hurt during those attacks and when he actually wants to kill someone he does it quickly and quietly.



** The most famous example is one of the franchise's trademarks: "'''''[[DivingKick RIDER....KIIIIIIICK!!]]'''''" It's iconic enough that it's become a StockShoutOut in Japanese media, usually substituting another word in place of "Rider".

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** The most famous example is one of the franchise's trademarks: "'''''[[DivingKick RIDER....RIDER...KIIIIIIICK!!]]'''''" It's iconic enough that it's become a StockShoutOut in Japanese media, usually substituting another word in place of "Rider".



* Then there was Johnny B in the short lived ''Series/MisfitsOfScience'' blasted stuff with his electric powers while singing Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode".

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* Then there was Johnny B in the short lived short-lived ''Series/MisfitsOfScience'' blasted stuff with his electric powers while singing Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode".



** So does (but with German accent, naturally) Tom Liwa of the Flowerpornoes [[ItsNotPornItsAnIndex (it's not porn, it's the bands name)]] on "Titelstory gegen ganzseitige Anzeige".

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** So does (but with a German accent, naturally) Tom Liwa of the Flowerpornoes [[ItsNotPornItsAnIndex (it's not porn, it's the bands band's name)]] on "Titelstory gegen ganzseitige Anzeige".



* Wrestling/BretHart, eternally characterised as a master technician, used a variation of this with his FiveMovesOfDoom -- "calling" his Sharpshooter by using the same group of set up moves in sequence. It's now common enough to have become a trope of its own.
* One of Wrestling/TheUndertaker's signature moves as the Deadman is walking on the ropes while holding one of his opponents arm's and leaping off the ropes and hitting him. From 2000 to 2003 he would wrestle as a BadassBiker and would allude to his past by shouting "Old School" when he did the same maneuver.

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* Wrestling/BretHart, eternally characterised as a master technician, used a variation of this with his FiveMovesOfDoom -- "calling" his Sharpshooter by using the same group of set up setup moves in sequence. It's now common enough to have become a trope of its own.
* One of Wrestling/TheUndertaker's signature moves as the Deadman is walking on the ropes while holding one of his opponents arm's opponent's arms and leaping off the ropes and hitting him. From 2000 to 2003 he would wrestle as a BadassBiker and would allude to his past by shouting "Old School" when he did the same maneuver.



* Normally, a Money-in-the-Bank briefcase holder will cash in on a vulnerable champion, usually [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle after they were in an exhausting match]] or [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown were attacked brutally by someone they were feuding with]]. A few wrestlers, however, would announce their intention to cash in the briefcase and give the champion advance notice. Wrestling/RobVanDam was the first to do this, presumably to give Wrestling/JohnCena a reason to be at the event Van Dam wanted to win the title at. [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] would say he was going to do this and said he would wait until Wrestling/WrestleMania to cash in, but changed his mind after becoming a victim of numerous beatdowns. Cena himself would announce his intention to cash in a week before he did, but this would cost him as he won the match but not the title due to disqualification victory. Wrestling/DamienSandow would be the most recent to do this, and he would also end up losing his cash in match.

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* Normally, a Money-in-the-Bank briefcase holder will cash in on a vulnerable champion, usually [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle after they were in an exhausting match]] or [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown were attacked brutally by someone they were feuding with]]. A few wrestlers, however, would announce their intention to cash in the briefcase and give the champion advance notice. Wrestling/RobVanDam was the first to do this, presumably to give Wrestling/JohnCena a reason to be at the event Van Dam wanted to win the title at. [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] would say he was going to do this and said he would wait until Wrestling/WrestleMania to cash in, but changed his mind after becoming a victim of numerous beatdowns. Cena himself would announce his intention to cash in a week before he did, but this would cost him as he won the match but not the title due to disqualification victory. Wrestling/DamienSandow would be the most recent to do this, and he would also end up losing his cash in the match.



* John Cena's [[FiveMovesOfDoom sixth move of doom]], the ''Lightning Fist'' - a move he learned while shooting a movie in China with Jackie Chan - which, given his previous evidence of linguistic prowess, he calls out in Mandarin. Because it's John Cena; the guy who turned his own "five moves" into an AscendedMeme. And of course he would.

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* John Cena's [[FiveMovesOfDoom sixth move of doom]], the ''Lightning Fist'' - a move he learned while shooting a movie in China with Jackie Chan - which, given his previous evidence of linguistic prowess, he calls out in Mandarin. Because it's John Cena; the guy who turned his own "five moves" into an AscendedMeme. And of course course, he would.



* The Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas were radio adaptations of the Franchise/StarWars original trilogy for NPR. Radio, being radio, often requires NarratingTheObvious. In this case it required Darth Vader to call out the objects he Force-throws at Luke during their climactic ''The Empire Strikes Back'' duel. ("...and this stanchion!")

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* The Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas were radio adaptations of the Franchise/StarWars original trilogy for NPR. Radio, being radio, often requires NarratingTheObvious. In this case case, it required Darth Vader to call out the objects he Force-throws at Luke during their climactic ''The Empire Strikes Back'' duel. ("...and this stanchion!")



* Similarly, it is sometimes necessary in LARP events to call out specific attacks. For instance, a backstab might do 5 damage, but the dagger would only do 1; in that case, the player might be required to say "Backstab -- 5" instead of only the damage dealt to inform the victim he's not cheating. Calling out attacks is also used in [=LARPs=] that have magic; since there is no actual effect, and since the effects can be more elaborate then simple damage (a sleep spell, for instance), spell names and effects need to be called out.

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* Similarly, it is sometimes necessary in LARP events to call out specific attacks. For instance, a backstab might do 5 damage, but the dagger would only do 1; in that case, the player might be required to say "Backstab -- 5" instead of only the damage dealt to inform the victim he's not cheating. Calling out attacks is also used in [=LARPs=] that have magic; since there is no actual effect, and since the effects can be more elaborate then than simple damage (a sleep spell, for instance), spell names and effects need to be called out.



-->'''Aimee''': Hailey, you mind not giving each of your attacks a name? It sounds....stupid....

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-->'''Aimee''': Hailey, you mind not giving each of your attacks a name? It sounds....stupid....sounds...stupid...



* The priests of Kor, the god of war and slaughter in ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', have the power to harness all the damage their first eight strikes would do and use it all on the final ninth strike. While they are doing this, they will start counting from one to nine, so any enemy familiar with this cult will know what's coming. Doubles as a DeathOrGloryAttack.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' it's used several times, unsurprisingly given that here's always a reminder.

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* The priests of Kor, the god of war and slaughter in ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'', have the power to harness all the damage their first eight strikes would do and use it all on the final ninth strike. While they are doing this, they will start counting from one to nine, nine so any enemy familiar with this cult will know what's coming. Doubles as a DeathOrGloryAttack.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' it's used several times, unsurprisingly given that here's there's always a reminder.



** Even moreso with the "hellish rebuke" warlock power, an attack that takes the character's angry shouting (with a seemingly expected performance by the player), turns it into fire and hurls it at an opponent.

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** Even moreso more so with the "hellish rebuke" warlock power, an attack that takes the character's angry shouting (with a seemingly expected performance by the player), turns it into fire and hurls it at an opponent.



** The same principle applies in role playing games, where players usually announce the names of specific combat options, special abilities and magic spells used by their characters.

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** The same principle applies in role playing role-playing games, where players usually announce the names of specific combat options, special abilities and magic spells used by their characters.



* From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', we get give a simpler, if very badass example from George in the 4th episode.

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* From ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', we get to give a simpler, if very badass example from George in the 4th episode.



** Inverted in "hremail3184"; when Strong Bad hits Homestar with a rake, a shovel and a garden weasel, it's Homestar who shouts "Rake", "Shovel" and "Weasel" upon being hit.

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** Inverted in "hremail3184"; "hremail3184" when Strong Bad hits Homestar with a rake, a shovel shovel, and a garden weasel, it's Homestar who shouts "Rake", "Shovel" and "Weasel" upon being hit.



--> ''"Tch, have a word with her please. She sounds absolutely ridiculous. '''Baby-dew immolation blaster!'''"''

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--> ''"Tch, have a word with her her, please. She sounds absolutely ridiculous. '''Baby-dew immolation blaster!'''"''



* In ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'', Amazingman improvises the Amazing Punch during his first battle. The minions only realized he was a super hero after he invoked this trope.

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* In ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'', Amazingman improvises the Amazing Punch during his first battle. The minions only realized he was a super hero superhero after he invoked this trope.



* In ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool'', many characters announce their attacks names before using their signature moves. Sometimes they double as {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s, as when you see them coming you know someone is about to go down.

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* In ''Webcomic/GodOfHighSchool'', many characters announce the names of their attacks names before using their signature moves. Sometimes they double as {{Pre Ass Kicking One Liner}}s, as when you see them coming you know someone is about to go down.



* The web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' makes fun of this trope in one scene where Rob tells his fellow Dimensional Guardians that they must make up attack names to shout out while in battle. When asked why, he's unable to give a good reason. He then asks the much more experienced warrior Wyn why he does it. The Guardians wait intently for the warrior's response, and are subsequently disappointed when he mutters simply, "Because it's cool."

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* The web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' makes fun of this trope in one scene where Rob tells his fellow Dimensional Guardians that they must make up attack names to shout out while in battle. When asked why, why he's unable to give a good reason. He then asks the much more experienced warrior Wyn why he does it. The Guardians wait intently for the warrior's response, and are subsequently disappointed when he mutters simply, "Because it's cool."



** {{Psychic|Powers}}s do this sometimes, often in their native language. For example, the call for Boris's Blood Rose attack is "''Krov' roza''", which is in fact Russian for its own name.

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** {{Psychic|Powers}}s do this sometimes, often in their native language. For example, the call for Boris's Blood Rose attack is "''Krov' roza''", which is is, in fact fact, Russian for its own name.



** In two different stories, when the ninja group attack, their leader ''constantly'' calls out his signature Ki attacks. LampshadeHanging ensues, because Chaka is learning the moves as fast as the ninja is calling them out.
** Since then Chaka has been using a wide variety of called, anime-style attacks, including Chaka Chaka Bang Bang, a [[KiManipulation ki-blast]], and her Kiai attack, which is [[MakeMeWannaShout a calling attack]]. For Christmas she received a pair of [[PowerFist power gloves]] which supercharge one attack per day, and that attack must be called.

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** In two different stories, when the ninja group attack, their leader ''constantly'' calls out his signature Ki attacks. LampshadeHanging ensues, ensues because Chaka is learning the moves as fast as the ninja is calling them out.
** Since then Chaka has been using a wide variety of called, anime-style attacks, including Chaka Chaka Bang Bang, a [[KiManipulation ki-blast]], and her Kiai attack, which is [[MakeMeWannaShout a calling attack]]. For Christmas Christmas, she received a pair of [[PowerFist power gloves]] which supercharge one attack per day, and that attack must be called.



* On ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Ulrich will often shouts "Impact!" when hitting a monster with his sword. Odd fires his "Lazer Arrows!" and Aelita her "[[EnergyBall Energy Field!]]" while calling said names -- though it isn't obligatory. The exception is Yumi, who maybe said "[[MindOverMatter Telekinesis]]..." once in Season 1 and never bothered afterward.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Ulrich will often shouts shout "Impact!" when hitting a monster with his sword. Odd fires his "Lazer Arrows!" and Aelita her "[[EnergyBall Energy Field!]]" while calling said names -- though it isn't obligatory. The exception is Yumi, who maybe said "[[MindOverMatter Telekinesis]]..." once in Season 1 and never bothered afterward.



** This would actually be a subversion, since whenever Gadget actually needed a gadget to work, it didn't. So he would call his attack, only to attack in a different way, and fail nonetheless.

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** This would actually be a subversion, subversion since whenever Gadget actually needed a gadget to work, it didn't. So he would call his attack, only to attack in a different way, and fail nonetheless.



** In the episode "Power Ponies", Twilight calls out her ''[[AnIcePerson Freeze Ray]]!'' [[TrappedInTVLand She was in a comicbook at the time]].

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** In the episode "Power Ponies", Twilight calls out her ''[[AnIcePerson Freeze Ray]]!'' [[TrappedInTVLand She was in a comicbook comic book at the time]].



** Amazo has to say the name of whatever Justice League member whose powers it has copied before it can use them. Given that Amazo is a robot, and that this was his first ever appearance within the continuity of the show, this is more understandable than most examples. Although this provides a clue to Amazo's weakness, and the team use that to defeat it.

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** Amazo has to say the name of whatever Justice League member whose powers it has copied before it can use them. Given that Amazo is a robot, and that this was his first ever appearance within the continuity of the show, this is more understandable than most examples. Although this provides a clue to Amazo's weakness, and the team use uses that to defeat it.



* Far more common than you'd believe. In a fight you're always telling an observant opponent what you're about to do through body language. Whether you're going to throw a punch, a kick, or a really complicated technique the movements of your body are broadcasting exactly what you're going to do. The industry term for this is "telegraphing."

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* Far more common than you'd believe. In a fight fight, you're always telling an observant opponent what you're about to do through body language. Whether you're going to throw a punch, a kick, or a really complicated technique the movements of your body are broadcasting exactly what you're going to do. The industry term for this is "telegraphing."



* Most martial arts accompany an attack with a ''kiai'' (a shout), because there is a biomechanical advantage in exhaling sharply (and thus tensing the torso muscles) when striking. Boxers learn a similar technique. In kendo (among others) it's common to shout the part of the body that you're striking at, such as "men" (head), "kote" (hand), or "do!" (torso). Under some organizations' rules, this is part of the scoring process; failing to call a target or calling the wrong target causes the hit to be ignored. This is done to ensure that a fighter with poor technique cannot swing wildly to attempt to get points through pure luck. The fighter must clearly state at the time of the attack what he is attempting to strike.

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* Most martial arts accompany an attack with a ''kiai'' (a shout), shout) because there is a biomechanical advantage in exhaling sharply (and thus tensing the torso muscles) when striking. Boxers learn a similar technique. In kendo (among others) it's common to shout the part of the body that you're striking at, such as "men" (head), "kote" (hand), or "do!" (torso). Under some organizations' rules, this is part of the scoring process; failing to call a target or calling the wrong target causes the hit to be ignored. This is done to ensure that a fighter with poor technique cannot swing wildly to attempt to get points through pure luck. The fighter must clearly state at the time of the attack what he is attempting to strike.


* The girls of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' normally yell out the names of their spells when they use them.


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* The girls of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' normally yell out the names of their spells when they use them.
** The girls of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' do the same thing.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', [=SheZow=], Tara, and [=BrouHaHa=] do this, naming their attacks as well as using them

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', [=SheZow=], Tara, and [=BrouHaHa=] do this, naming their attacks as well as using themthem.
* The girls of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' normally yell out the names of their spells when they use them.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Supertron}}'', there's '''DIZZY ATTACK FORMATION-Z!!''' [[note]] Don't dirty your jackets! [[/note]] [[spoiler:Doesn't stop Supertron from kicking their asses though.]]


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* Jammy Smasher of ''Webcomic/ApricotCookies'' does this exactly once, to make fun of how ridiculous Magical Girl attack names tend to be:
--> ''"Tch, have a word with her please. She sounds absolutely ridiculous. '''Baby-dew immolation blaster!'''"''


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Supertron}}'', there's '''DIZZY ATTACK FORMATION-Z!!''' [[note]] Don't dirty your jackets! [[/note]] [[spoiler:Doesn't stop Supertron from kicking their asses though.]]

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