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SOME- Ahem. Sorry about that. Some categories of television shows seem more prone to this type of acting than others:

  • Programs going for dark and edgy, where the constant shouting is supposed to reinforce how permanently angry/edgy/completely bonkers the character is. Police procedurals in particular are prone to this.
  • Children's programs with young actors who constantly shout at each other and EMPHASIZE every WORD they THINK is IMPORTANT! — the audio equivalent of Bold Inflation.
  • Adult presenters on children's TV who assume their young Viewers Are Morons.
  • The occasional infomercial, especially if it's by Billy Mays.
    • Or someone else trying to be Billy Mays.
    • Or the UK's equivalent, Barry Scott.
  • More rare than the above: An individual is just louder than most other people, even in series, perhaps because they are hard of hearing.
  • BRIAN BLESSED! So loud he deserves his own category.

In extreme circumstances, a character will become so loud that the show can be watched only with the volume turned down, making it a problem when the quieter characters speak. In the worst case scenario, the character will become such a headache that the viewer might be put off watching. These are the shows that you can't have on in the background when you're talking to someone; you'll be drowned out.

Can be justified if the actor in question has had a stage career, where voice projection is critical, or if the show is being taped in front of an audience where people in the back row might otherwise have trouble hearing what's happening on stage. However, the fact that many shows with an audience manage to achieve an "indoor voice" suggest that the trope can be avoided.

See also:

  • Caps Lock, effectively the written form of this.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic, when characters you wouldn't expect are this, hence it's often used in comedies.
  • Gale-Force Sound, where the yelling is so loud, it actually causes strong winds.
  • Hot-Blooded, where a character is like this due to the passion in his or her heart.
  • Large Ham, who probably lacks an indoor voice, but gets away with it by virtue of sheer charisma.
  • Noisy Duck, when ducks may lack an indoor voice.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!, where, in addition to shouting, the person also adds an exclamation mark after each word.
  • Screaming Warrior, for a character who deliberately speaks this way in order to appear intimidating.
  • Staging the Eavesdrop, when someone intentionally says something loudly with the explicit intent of getting someone to eavesdrop on it.
  • Suddenly Shouting, which uses a deliberate contrast between normal volume (or quietness) and shouting FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT!
  • Super-Scream, where someone with No Indoor Voice uses volume as a weapon (or has to deal with people who take advantage of this).
  • Volumetric Mouth, the usual secondary trait of cartoon characters who yell, where their mouth scales up considerably to match the volume.



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  • Billy Mays
    • Billy Mays fully realized what a Large Ham he was in his commercials, and was more than willing to make fun of himself for it. This made his on-screen persona's "ALL YELLING ALL THE TIME" policy strangely hilarious.
    • In an interview he did with the Washington Post he describes how he was stuck at home recovering from a hip operation and forced to see repeated commercials starring himself. He was getting sick of his own voice!
    • Lampshaded in the advertisement for Pitchmen, a show starring Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan about pitching product, which of course featured Billy Mays in his on-screen persona.
    Anthony Sullivan: There's more to selling than just the yelling! (points to Billy Mays, who looks insulted)
    • Awesomely parodied by himself here, as he shows you how pros order food at McDonald's.
    • Also parodied in Horrible Histories.
  • Roni Lynn Deutch.
  • Barry Scott, known in Australia as BAM! AND THE DIRT IS GONE! Apparently the only difference between American and Australian audiences is the number of letters we tolerate in our product names. He also advertises on British television, to the extent that jokes are made about that advert on Mock the Week.
    • The ads became more parody in nature in later years, including one hilarious attempt to pass black guy off as his twin brother.
  • Car dealership ads are infamous for this:
    • Gesswein Motors in Milbank, South Dakota! That guy used to be at LEAST as bad as Billy Mays in his commercials on the local CBS station.
    • There's also Tarbox Toyota of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, whose radio and TV advertisements star the dealership's owner, Ed Tarbox, known throughout Southern New England as someone who's voice will wake you up from a deep sleep at 2:30 in the morning.
    • Billy "Huge" Fuccillo, bane of upstate New York, south-eastern Ontarians, and recently Southwest Florida.
    • The guy, tormentor of many a Wisconsin citizen's eardrums for nearly a decade before his business was shut down for fraud.
  • Another infomercial maven who lacks a "quiet" mode: Tony Little, hawker of plenty of exercise machines. Lampshaded when one of the girl hosts in his infomercials says "Can you calm down?" "NO!"
  • Matthew Lesko, a strange man who wears question mark suits and appears in TV commercials advertising his book on government programs from which people can get money. He needs decaf, and he needs it badly.
    • Reason TV came up with a good use for him and his style once, though.
  • A TV advertisement for Staples (an office supply store) involves a man shouting "WOW! THAT'S A LOW PRICE!" at every item on the shelf.
    Clerk 1: How many products do we carry?
    Clerk 2: Over seven thousand....
    Clerk 1: ... I'll get him a cart.
    Man 2: I'm sorry, did you say something about a low price...?
    (first man points at shelf, second man examines the tag)
    Man 1: I KNOW!
  • Former NFL player Terry Crews from the Old Spice commercials. You know him:
    "Block! Building Kick! EXPLOSION!!"
  • A commercial for a sports league had on a funeral, while the priest was talking, a man yelling ("I HAD JUST SEEN HIM LAST WEEK! HE WAS OKAY!"; "THE FLOWERS ARE REALLY NICE!").
  • Ever since Virginia personal injury lawyer Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley began appearing in his own advertisements around 2008note ; Stanley's commercials have displayed this trope, usually closing with some variant of this tagline.
    Lowell Stanley (more recent variants): "Call 459-CASH! 459-CASH! 459-CASH! You call, I HAMMERRRR!!!"
  • Many furniture commercials since at least the 80s have featured a man yelling unreasonably loudly.
  • A GEICO commercial deliberately invokes this trope. A crowd is in a theater watching a play when a phone rings. One of the audience members pulls out an antique pre-rotor phone and says "Oi, oi! Alexander Graham Bell speaking!," interrupting the play. The Geico spokesperson then appears to explain that as long as people talk too loudly on the phone, you can count on Geico saving you money on car insurance.
  • A Safe Auto Insurance commercial "Screaming Billboards" has three men shouting to each other outside about car insurance, low down payment and the ability to sign forever. It all goes smoothly until a cop shows up at the worst possible time:
    Female Cop: COME ON DOWN HERE, SON!
    Man#1: (innocently)Who, me?
    Female Cop: YEAH, YOU!
    Man#3: BUSTED!

    ANIME & MANGA!!! 
  • In Asteroid in Love, this is a part of Mira's Genki Girl package. In Chapter 2/ Episode 1, Moe has to apologize to Ao for this trope, since Mira pretty much shouted into Ao's class to invite Ao to have lunch together.
  • Gabi Braun from Attack on Titan, to the point where quite a few characters ask her to tone it down.
  • Everyone from the English dub of Bakugan, but especially Julie, who sounds like she's parodying her role!
  • In Bakuman。, Nanamine initially yells so loudly when talking on the phone with his editor, Kosugi, that people sitting near Kosugi in the editorial offices can hear him.
  • Isidro in Berserk is enough of a loudmouth at normal times, but comedy ensues in episode 290 after the party's ship repels a pirate attack on the high seas. Isidro and Puck the elf were both temporarily deafened by the noise of the cannons while watching from the deck, and when they go below deck to gush to their companions about how cool it was, they start talking way too loudly without realizing it. Their friends cover their ears in agony and beg them to lower their voices, but of course the clownish duo misunderstands this, too.
  • Schwardzwald from The Big O speaks extremely loudly, all the time.
  • Big Windup! (Production Cooperation, one episode)List '': Abe is actually a little embarrassed to be told he loses all volume control when he loses his Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • Asta from Black Clover. So much so, it eventually becomes a running joke that other characters comment on how he shouts virtually everything he says.
  • In Brave10, Nobuyuki has a tendency to shout most of his dialogue, as does Seikai.
  • In the European Spanish dub of Cardcaptor Sakura, Naoko Yanagisawa inexplicably yells every time she talks. It's implied she may have hearing issues in said dub because, in Episode 60, a line where she said she was going to have piano classes was changed to her having an appointment to the otolaryngologist.
  • Although the Digimon dub is generally a lot louder than the original, Doug Erholtz (T.K.) gets the cake. It doesn't matter how the scene is or what kind of voice tone it requires, it always seems the actor is yelling into the mic at the studio.
    • And how could we forget the Largest Ham in Digimon history, Etemon.
  • Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball Z. She's moderately better than she was as a child, but still shows that she can ramp it up when necessary.
  • Shou and Erika from Ginga e Kickoff!! have a sort of competition on who can out-loud the other.
  • The girls of Chihatan Academy from Girls und Panzer constantly shout as though they're on parade, mixed with an ultra-formal form of address no matter who they're talking to.
  • Ken Edmundo from Heat Guy J almost always seems to be shouting in the dub.
  • Boy, people in Hellsing sure do like to yell a lot. Especially Anderson and Alucard. Especially when they're together.
  • Cuba in Hetalia: Axis Powers. He yells most of time when he talks.
  • Harunobu Nikaidou from March Comes in Like a Lion has such a boisterous personality, especially when around the main protagonist, that he tends to speak without toning down his volume when he's excited, regardless of where he may be at the moment.
  • Kumagawa Misogi from Medaka Box effectively speaks in ALL CAPS, all the time.
  • Ginga from the English dub of Metal Fight Beyblade. That said, almost everyone has this, or hilariously bad voice acting.
  • Domon Kasshu from Mobile Fighter G Gundam. So much.
  • Naruto is an egregious example of this. The title character does calm down noticably as he matures through the series; especially in Shippuden.
  • One Piece
    • Tileston is apparently incapable of speaking at anything less than a shout. People are forced to accommodate this and make him stand far away when speaking to him.
    • This was largely the case of Luffy's voice actress when it was dubbed by 4Kids. On the other hand, he also typically sounds like this when he's played by Mayumi Tanaka in the Japanese original.
  • Pokémon: The Series:
    • In the anime, Tougan / Byron, the Mio / Canalave City Gym Leader. Dan Green seems to be trying to make him the Pokémon world's answer to BRIAN BLESSED.
    • Jessie in the dub of the anime by the previously mentioned 4Kids. Also when competing in contests as "Jessilina".
  • Black of Pokémon Adventures is also an example, as when he's not training or helping White, he's standing around yelling he's going to win the Pokémon League.
    • Schieldmilia as of recent, where almost all her lines are shouted in bold.
  • Ponko Tsundere na Osananajimi: Sanae has problem controlling her volume levels when excited, which leads to more than one awkward moment while in school.
  • In The Red Ranger Becomes an Adventurer in Another World, Red gets excited easily, so almost all of his dialogue is in starburst speech bubbles to emphasize how he's shouting all the time.
  • Usagi from Sailor Moon has a habit of yelling whenever she gets excited or upset.
  • Lara Gonzalez of School Rumble seems to prefer shouting as a secondary means of communication, opposed to the primary way of violence.
  • Sengoku Basara: Sanada Freaking Yukimura. His voice seems to have two settings. The rarely-used quiet contemplation, and SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS!
  • Black Star from Soul Eater is particularly bad about this, especially where his abilities as a stealthy assassin are concerned. One example of this is in his introduction episode where he goes in to take out a mobster and his gang...and the first thing he does is swoop down and announce at the top of his lungs that he's gonna to assassinate them all. Lampshaded by Tsubaki when she catches him peeping on her at a hot spring; rather than be angry with him for being a Peeping Tom, she instead chides him for screaming at the top of his lungs while doing it.
    Tsubaki: Silence means approaching quietly. [Throws a shuriken at Black Star which promptly knocks him over] If you're trying to be an assassin, you have to learn how to SHUT UP!
  • Raishinshi of Hoshin Engi has a habit of screaming or talking very loudly at all the time, coupled with hot-bloodedness and a bit of a temper.
  • Super Atragon: Captain Hayate has volume control issues, even when issuing otherwise routine/mundane orders.
    Captain Hayate (after a battle is over & the Ra is still airborne) "GO TO SURFACE MODE!!"
  • Kabuto Kouji from Mazinger Z in particular doesn't seem to know when he should be done screaming. More seen in battle though, considering that Kouji is pretty normal when talking casually. Boss on the other hand...
  • Squalo from Reborn! (2004). Lampshaded In-Universe since he is ranked #1 loudest mafia member.
  • In Tamagotchi, Memetchi is usually pretty passive, but she can be this, especially in "The Power of Gossip".
  • Several characters in Yu-Gi-Oh!, especially later on, due to Vocal Evolution.
    • For a prominent example in the "dub", listen to Kaiba in the first episode of the edited version. Then listen to him in the uncut dubnote  — he's a lot louder and sounds more like Takeshi / Brock from Pokémon: The Series (which is little surprise, as they're both voiced by Eric Stuart).
    • Kaiba in the Japanese original also screams almost everything he says when he's dueling.
    • In the Singapore dub of the series, most of the characters (especially Yami) simply yell out all their lines. Even so, it is often preferred to the 4Kids version due to the script's closer translation of the original.
    • The Japanese original has Yami Yugi when he's dueling. He's really loud, even when performing unspectacular turns.
    • As seen on the quotes page, this trope is Played for Laughs in the Abridged Series.
    • The worst offender might be Espa Roba, who seems to scream every single line. Lampshaded in the abridged series with Jonouchi / Joey saying "Stop yellin' at me!" to which Espa Roba replies "WHAT? THIS IS MY NORMAL SPEAKING VOICE!"

  • In Boonie Bears, Boss Li, Logger Vick's Mean Boss, always shouts whenever he calls his employee though the phone.

  • Sam Kinison was the epitome of this trope ALL THE F***ING TIME FOR NO REASON! AHHHHHH!
  • Lewis Black only yells when he thinks something is mindbogglingly idiotic. So, every second PUNCHLINE.
  • In Dane Cook's routine regarding the horrors of working the drive-thru at Burger King, he asks why some people feel the need to YELL at the speaker.
    Customer: WHOPPER!
    Dane [on headset, recoiling in pain] Um, sir —
    Dane: Look, I'm bleeding from the ears, Pacino! Let's calm down!
  • Gilbert Gottfried. Oddly enough, when he was 25 in his SNL years, he was quite soft-spoken.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait in his early stand-up days. Not so much nowadays.
  • Chris Rock, frequently dovetailing with "Angry Black Man" Stereotype.
  • Italian-American comedian, vaudeville and radio performer, and singer Jerry Colonna, who frequently co-starred with Bob Hope in the Road to ... franchise. He could take a musical syllable and stretch it out for a looooong time, in a "five-alarm voice". His career with Disney also has some noteworthy examples: narrator of the "Casey at the Bat" segment of Make Mine Music, the March Hare in the Disney animated version of Alice in Wonderland, and the narrator, Casey Jones, and his brakeman in The Brave Engineer, telling the legend of engineer Casey Jones who vows to deliver the mail on time via steam locomotive.

  • Daniel Boom from The Adventures of Daniel Boom a.k.a. Loud Boy. The title says all. Just a kid with literally no indoor voice.
  • Asterix: Centurion Nebulus Nimbus in Asterix and the Big Fight. The only time he speaks at a normal volume is an attempt at whispering. The rest of the time, HE IS VERY LOUD. In the original French, his name is Langélus, a type of church bell. And church bells need to be...? That's right, LOUD. The character's equivalent, General Caous, in the British dub of the Animated Adaptation, was dubbed by none other than BRIAN BLESSED.
  • American Chibi from Astro City tends to shout a lot. Goes with her Genki Girl personality.
  • Doctor Doom. "YOU INSOLENT FOOL! How DARE you not give Doom the GLORIOUS entry he DESERVES!?" Lampshaded in Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #50:
    Airport security guard: How do you do that?
    Doctor Doom: Do what?
    Airport security guard: Speak in all capitals like that?
    Doctor Doom: Silence, minion.
  • In Hitman, due to a series of strange events the favorite pub and hangout of the main cast ends up with a short demon as the bartender and cook. He only seems to know three words: "I AM BAATOR!"
  • The Mighty Thor, appropriately for a God of Thunder. Lampshaded by Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #500:
    Spider-Man: He shouts. All the time. You ever notice that? He's a shouter.
  • Peggy the Paramecium in Squish yells all the time because she's always really excited.
  • Transformers
    • Siren has been written this way:
      Nightbeat: Siren... inside voice, please.
      Siren: RIGHT. SORRY.
    • Siren was reared in the Sonic Canyons, where constant ear-splitting noise is a part of everyday life. He's probably never going to adjust properly, all told. Also, he's a police car; do you really want him to be quiet? Alternatively, he may have come up in a raucous, industrial area of Cybertron full of rough-and-tumble bots, where he learned being anything but loud and obnoxious meant you were overlooked or picked on. There's conflicting canon on the matter.
  • "Marvel What The..." has "Ahearya", where everybody is constantly screaming (justified as all the nukes made everyone nearly deaf).

  • In an intentionally comedic example, this was the entire joke of the minor character Loud Howard from the Dilbert comic. For the TV series, he was combined with fellow minor character "Nervous Ted" and made into a supporting cast member. The character was constantly shouting about trivial and sometimes bizarre worries as if they were significant. His lung power is such that his sneezes can strip the flesh of someone's bones.
  • Peanuts:
    • This is the gimmick behind the character Charlotte Braun.
    • Actually, every major character in the strip at one point or another would become so angry or excited that they'd yell loud enough to cause bystanders to somersault backwards.
  • Bullhorn in Spot the Frog has a nearly deaf girlfriend for this reason.
  • L.H. Puttgrass, MAN ON THE STREET!!!!, is a notable always-loud character in Bloom County — and he's heading to the tub.

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  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • Espa Roba and his brothers are always talking in very loud voices, so they end up flat out broadcasting the fact that they're cheating.
    • Jack Atlas loves to scream "CARD GAMES ON MOTORCYCLES!!" even when it's completely inappropriate. When he shouts into a microphone (that isn't even plugged in), it causes an explosion.
  • Raye/Sailor Mars in Megami33's Sailor Moon Abridged has a voice like a shrieking harpy, as well as being an Emo, Satanist, masochist, and generally Ax-Crazy. These traits combine somehow to form the fans' most popular character. You might want to turn down the volume during episode 7, if you value your eardrums.
  • Lelouch from Code MENT can sometimes be like this.
    Lelouch: DON'T TOUCH MY STUFF!
    • From a later episode:
      Lelouch: NO! NO! I'm not upset! I'm not! This whole country is upset, with absurd prices! Five dollars for a meal at McDonald's?! I need more meat in my diet! …I look around and I see just stupid! Quit complainin' about religion! No one cares!! Oh boo-hoo, you're gay, you're lesbian, you're straight; MY PENIS DOESN'T WORK!!
  • The King of Ashes in Sword Art Online Abridged always shouts from a distance offscreen, which implies this should he ever appear on camera. He even types in Caps Lock when tweeting.
  • In a spoof of 300, United 300, the parody Leonidas definitely qualifies. Lampshaded when King "Jerxes" [sic] asks him why he shouts so much.
  • Randy Hayes of My Way Entertainment is pretty much the poster boy for this trope, but it actually isn't annoying, it makes the ridiculous things he's saying even funnier.
  • Cornelius Fudge and Dolores Umbridge (or "Cornelia Fuck" and "Doris Rumbridge") in My Immortal. Cornelius ends every sentence with an exclamation mark and Dolores says everything in all capitals.
  • Deserving, so very, very much. Barely a chapter goes by without at least one character yelling.
  • A Very Potter Musical: GOYLE RULES!
  • /tg/'s homebrew chapter of Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines, the Angry Marines, are a mixture of this, Obligatory Swearing and Drill Sergeant Nasty. They are angry for the Emperor and skittles.
    • As well as the over-all great guy, Kharne the Betrayer. Even when doing something completely mundane...
  • Avatar: The Abridged Series: "GENTLEMEN, THE YU-YAN ARCHERS! AND YOU CAN'T BORROW THEM!" "Sorry, got a bit carried away. The answer's still no though."
  • A Hero is a Doctor Who/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover, which has this trope in the form of Dalek Sec who, being a Dalek, has no concept of an Indoor Voice. Or of subtlety.
  • Midnight Green is deaf to his own powerful voice, and casts a spell to keep it to normal levels. When he deactivates the spell, this happens.
  • Lord Eden in The Tainted Grimoire. Technically, he does have an indoor voice but the quietest possible is the normal volume for an average person and when addressing large groups, his voice needs very little assistance.
  • Turnabout Storm: Cruise Control might have some indoor voice, but most of the time he's just yelling at himself. At least when he's Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Calvin & Hobbes: The Series has Dr. Brainstorm, spends at least 3/4ths of his dialogue shouting at someone. Calvin himself takes on the role while angry or tired (the latter shown in "Nighty Shut Up!").
  • In Tales of the Emperasque, a side effect of the God Emperor being in the body of a Tarrasque is that his voice is always really loud. Lofn calls him "the shouty guy" at one point. His dialogue is written in all-caps to note this.
  • In The Butterfly Effect Kingsley Shacklebolt's elf Marley always shouts for no apparent reason, possibly due to his exuberant personality.
  • In Harmony Theory, Nightmare Umbra uses the Royal Canterlot Voice at all times.
  • In Children of an Elder God, Asuka may be very loud when she's happy and thrilled. In chapter 7, Shinji finds out about this when she walks into the classroom and talks very loudly.
    "Loud? Me? OF COURSE! I'M THE GREATEST!" boomed Asuka.
  • When the Brush hits the Canvas: Used when characters are yelling, as usual, but all caps are also used when Link's thought process becomes really, really... incoherent.
  • The Boy Who Cried Idiot: A lot of Mrs. Johnson's dialogue is WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS.
  • All Lawspeakers in Njal Gets Burned. Historically, one of the qualifications for the Lawspeakers of Iceland was that their voice could be heard by the entire crowd at Law Rock at the Althing. The parody treats this as a curse that afflicts anyone who takes on the mantle of Lawspeaker, even unwiLLINGLY.
  • Mentioned in Pretty Cure: Magic of the Rainbow; Ai Omori muses that Carmen's voice is so loud, the entire neighbourhood could hear her.

  • In Turning Red, this is downplayed with Abby. While she can and does speak at a normal volume, she can still be very loud whenever she gets particularly excited or angry (which, given her Hot-Blooded personality, is often).

  • 300: Leonidas is portrayed shouting much of his dialogue, particularly when addressing his troops.
  • Spoofed in Austin Powers because shortly after he was unfrozen he had trouble controlling THE VOLUME of his voice.
  • Captain Rhodes in Day of the Dead (1985):
  • CROKER in Evil Alien Conquerors. Justified because he's a 100 foot tall giant who's been shrunken down to about six feet, and hasn't even noticed yet, much less learned to tone down his voice accordingly.
  • In Bus Stop, Don Murray's character Bo ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE YELLING about something and causing a scene. One of the many, many facets of his inherent jerkassery.
  • The Drill Sergeant Nasty from Forrest Gump puts a new spin on it by praising Forrest at the top of his lungs.
  • While Jim Carrey often falls for it, he yells the most in Liar Liar. During the trial scenes it's justified (a lawyer needs to be passionate) but on other scenes he's just frustrated ("STOP BREAKING THE LAW, ASSHOLE!").
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet tries to amp up the excitement of the play with frenetic camerawork and editing as well as actors shouting much of the dialogue.
    Sampson: "I DO BITE MY THUMB SIR!"
    • Made even more ridiculous when Sampson's comic aside to Gregory, "Is the law on our side if I say 'Ay'?" is screamed so that the two enemy servants can clearly hear him.
  • Rob Schneider's character in Down Periscope as the jittery Number Two on a World War II diesel submarine which is supposed to go up against a modern-day navy. While's it's his job as an XO to relay The Captain's orders for everyone to hear, he does this even when just talking to someone.
  • King Henry II in The Lion in Winter is a larger-than-life character who frequently shouts his lines as if playing to the back rafters.
  • Used comically during the "Magic Store" sequence of The Muppet Movie. When Bunsen calls for a sound check, Animal walks up to the mic and yells, "TESTING!" causing Bunsen to shake from the shock. Animal laughs at this.
  • Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation. His portrayal of the elder John Connor as a military genius seems to consist of CONSTANTLY SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HIS VOICE NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING.
  • Gordon Cole, a character in the TV show Twin Peaks and the film that followed it, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, always yells because he suffers from 99 percent hearing loss. He's played by David Lynch, the co-creator of the show director of the film.
  • Taken to the absolute extreme with God in Dogma, whose voice is lethally loud, and, unfortunately, she is incapable of toning it down. Hence the need for Metatron, the spokesangel.
  • Baron Harkonnen in Dune (1984) is ridiculously loud, as well as generally hammy.
  • Chris-R from The Room (2003). He wants his FUCKING MONEY, and he hasn't GOT FIVE FUCKING MINUTES! He's also a One-Scene Wonder.
  • Most roles of Bobcat Goldthwait, following his stand-up persona. The Brazilian dubber for his Police Academy role Zed said he'd always leave the studio voiceless when doing that character.
  • Talon Falls: A mild example. The Creepy Gas-Station Attendant the protagonists meet near the start of the movie speaks in an octave that's just barely enough to count as loud.
  • In Zathura, Walter and Danny spend most of the film yelling at one another, and their yelling eventually reaches the point where Walter's future self asks his past self and Danny to lower their voices.

  • Across the Green Grass Fields: Justified with the centaurs, whose human halves are scaled up in proportion to their horse halves and have voices to match. When the human protagonist gets trapped in the Hooflands, she soon gets used to shouting all the time.
  • Animorphs
    • Despite not having what we would call a "voice", Visser Three fits this trope to a "T". He seems to have no concept of private thought-speak, and constantly broadcasts everything he says to everyone in range.
    • Similarly, Jake describes Crayak's "voice" as Crayak screaming at the top of his lungs.
  • The Berenstain Bears:
    • Miss Honeybear in The Berenstain Bears Go to School is described as having a loud, jolly voice. In fact, her quotes end with an exclamation mark.
    • Mrs. Grizzle in The Berenstain Bears and the Sitter is also described as having a loud, jolly voice.
  • Ivy Carson in Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Changeling 1970 is described as having a loud, clear voice. When Martha first hears her, she expects the teacher to say something to her about using a "good classroom voice."
  • Chocoholic Mysteries: Everything about Dorothea "Dolly" Jolly (introduced in Frog Frame-Up) is big, including her voice. She does make an effort to tone it down when she wants to keep things quiet in Puppy Puzzle though.
  • Discworld:
    • In Men at Arms, one of the recruits for the City Watch is the town crier. His speech is all represented in Caps Lock.
      Colon: And who are you?
      Silas Cumberbatch: SILAS! CUMBERBATCH!
      Colon: Didn't you used to be town crier?
      Silas: THAT'S RIGHT!
    • In The Last Continent, it is mentioned that Archchancellor Ridcully "spoke as loudly as most people shouted."
    • While the voice of DEATH is also represented in Caps Lock, he's a subversion of this in the actual novels as it's mentioned that you "hear" DEATH inside your head, rather than with your ears. However, because that's just not possible in something with an audio component, audiobooks and movies of the books give DEATH the loudest and deepest voice they can possibly find, making him an actual example of this trope.
  • In The Divine Cities, when a Divinity speaks, you will hear them for miles around. To make this even clearer, their speech is usually depicted with all capital letters.
  • In Dragon Bones, Ward adapted an inappropriately loud voice as part of his Obfuscating Stupidity. His standard way of greeting someone was to yell their name in a thundering voice, clap their back, and shake their hand with a little too much force. After he drops the disguise, he behaves rather normal.
  • Goblins in the Castle: Hulda, the castle maid, always shouts. Justified because she's mostly deaf and shouting is the only way for her to hear herself talk. William's narration reveals he was relieved when he figured this out, because until then he'd thought it meant she was permanently mad at him.
  • Gravity Falls: Journal 3: Category 4 Ghosts are described as having no indoor voice.
  • Gulliver's Travels: Gulliver has to develop this when he was in Brobdingnag in order for the sixty-foot tall inhabitants to even hear him. Naturally, when he got back to England he was still yelling out of habit.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Even when Harry isn't in Caps Lock mode, you can make a drinking game out of the number of times Ron or Hermione indicate that he's getting unnecessarily loud for the situation. Semi-justified in that Harry appears to be suffering from a mild form of PTSD (and most likely puberty) and gets frustrated a lot. Also, he keeps picking up on Voldemort's bad moods through their Psychic Link.
  • Stephen Colbert shouted the entire transcript into a tape recorder for I Am America and So Can You!
  • In the Jeeves and Wooster stories and novels, a lifetime of fox-hunt halloos has left Bertie's Aunt Dahlia with this sort of voice.
  • Invoked in Just William: In "Finding a school for William", William wants to eavesdrop on his father and a visitor's upcoming conversation, so he tells each of them the other is hard of hearing (so, don't take offense when he speaks loudly, and speak equally loud to him).
  • In Mirabile, Leo raises an alien "bird" from the egg and names it Mabob (short for "Thingamabob"). Mabob turns out to have a hundred-plus decibel GRONK! which he lets loose every time he's excited about something, indoors or out. After the first time he does it in a vehicle while she's driving, Annie makes it a priority to teach him about "indoor voice".
  • Mr. Men: Mr. Noisy and Little Miss Loud fit this trope to a "T".
  • Mr. Howell, the strict teacher in the Origami Yoda series, has this. Being a strict teacher, he loudly yells at students who misbehave, and even those who don't misbehave.
  • The Phantom Tollbooth has Dr. Kakofonous A. Dischord, Doctor of Dissonance, who explains that his middle initial stands for AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!
  • Second Apocalypse: Two beings have their speech rendered in all capital letters. The first is Wutteät, the father of dragons. The second is the No-God, who speaks through a million throats in unison.
  • The Big Bad of The Wheel of Time, Shai'tan, communicates to his followers with an incapacitatingly loud telepathic "voice" that's written in Caps Lock.
  • The World According To Humphrey: AJ always yells too loudly in class, prompting Humphrey to call him "Lower-Your-Voice-AJ" because of how commonly the teacher tells him that. His whole family yells like this too, because they always have the television on full volume and have to yell over it.

  • A cover of Chameleon Circuit's song "The Sound of Drums" on one Trock compilation album. Which is odd, as the original is almost entirely done in a Stage Whisper, except for a exclamation of "REGENERATE!" near the end.
  • An anonymous user sent lyrics for a love song to Songs to Wear Pants To, but happened to type them with caps lock on and with almost no punctuation. The end result was "DREAMING OF LOVE", a love song in which Andrew Huang breathlessly shouts every word over manic techno music.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's song fragment "Let Me Be Your Hog":

  • In Classical Mythology, a herald for the Greek forces during The Trojan War called Stentor was said to have a voice as powerful as fifty men screaming together. Another myth has him defying the god Hermes in a shouting contest and losing, causing his death. He's the origin of the word "stentorian" in English and similar expressions in other languages (like "une voix de Stentor" in French).

  • Find Us Alive's Agent Love, who can regularly be heard shouting so loudly that it's audible through walkie-talkies held at arm's length from the listener. It's especially noticeable when she's in scenes with Raddagher, The Quiet One of the cast.
  • Cacophony from Jemjammer shouts a lot, to the point where Kit has her re-do stealth rolls on occasion to see if anyone heard her exclamations.
  • Larry of Nitro Game Injection is, according to himself, "a very loud black man." Even when he does try to be quiet, he's loud.
  • In Welcome to Night Vale, Hiram McDaniel's green head always shouts, even when complimenting the Old Faceless Old Woman in the live show 'The Debate'.
  • Pretending to Be People features Dave from Akron, a hard-drinking fan of Planet Juggernaut and spectator in the Scrap Pit.

  • The title character in W.S. Gilbert's 1866 poem "King Borria Bungalee Boo".
    King Borria Bungalee Boo
    Was a man-eating African swell;
    His sigh was a hullabaloo,
    His whisper a horrible yell —
    A horrible, horrible yell!

  • Very common in wrestling when giving promos ... as said wrestler's goal is to always show just what a badass he is and why he will be the new champion.
  • You didn't have to be in the room to know when Iron Mike Sharpe had a match.
  • And of course, Hulk Hogan himself, BROTHER! Listening to his normal voice is a bit jarring after hearing his louder, more growly promos.
  • The Iron Sheik these days doesn't seem to have a setting lower than this.
  • Heck, this is how professional wrestlers in general are depicted speaking. Lampshaded in MAD Magazine's 1989 movie parody Battyman, in which "Battyman" theorizes that "The Jerker" has such a wild voice because he watched too many wrestling shows as a kid.
  • Scott Steiner. Big time.
  • Damien Sandow, during his time as a heel, would get the crowd's attention by demanding that the audience remained silent when introducing himself, concluding with a condescending "You're welcome!"
  • Wade Barrett, when going by Bad News Barrett, would get the audience's attention by banging a gavel and making a thundering proclamation of "bad news" for the audience.
  • Paul Heyman, when acquainting himself to the audience, especially when he is about to announce the arrival of Brrr-ockk Lesss-narr!
  • Vince McMahon: Many times:
    • Back in the day when he was the affable, all-around nice guy lead commentator, he'd use this voice when condemning heels' actions toward a face. An example: When corrupt referee Danny Davis fast-counted The Hart Foundation's pinfall victory over the British Bulldogs in 1987.
    • In 1990, toward the end of the Brother Love Show segment where Hulk Hogan was sneak attacked by Earthquake, the referees and ring officials were taking too long to move Hogan. McMahon finally lost his patience and yelled, "Move it, move it!"
    • By 1998, as the corrupt, evil owner of the WWF (later WWE), he was regularly doing this to face wrestlers he wanted to humiliate and embarrass. Often, he'd scream at the top of his lungs "YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!" (to a wrestler that was being fired in storyline); and one time, he demanded Mick Foley — after failing to defeat "Stone Cold" Steve Austin — "GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES!!!!!"

  • In the French satirical show Les Guignols de l'Info, the puppet caricaturing JoeyStarr, a French rapper who had some trouble with justice, always seems to be yelling angrily — even when perfectly calm. He also snores loud enough to wreck up his bedroom.
  • The Muppets: Big Mean Carl yells pretty much every sentence, which makes a problem for Kermit when he's operating the phones in The Muppets, since no-one can tell if the message Carl's relaying was angry, or if that's just Carl.
  • The Guy Smiley character from Sesame Street has this problem. There is one skit where he's doing a news piece in the jungle and the guide is telling him to keep quiet so as not to scare the rare animals, and the third time he does it he says, "WELL THIS IS AS QUIET AS I CAN TALK!"
  • Precious Roy from The Sifl and Olly Show rarely says anything that makes sense, but always says it in the same intonation.


  • While shouting from sports announcers is kept to when it's arguably appropriate, the amount of gratuitous shouting increases the further from the actual sporting event the "sports show" happens. Interviews with athletes outside of the game or official announcements become louder as the relevance of the questions decreases. "Sports chat" shows, generally consisting of a small group of men (and sometimes one female) talking about the statistical and business side of sports, are almost as bad as sports interviews. Sometimes gratuitous harsh language is thrown into the mix, just for edginess or something. ESPN is basically built on anchors with (naturally) divergent views on sports shouting at each other for an hour or so.
  • Anything on ESPN, especially the late-afternoon (East Coast) weekday programming block: Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable, Around the Horn, and Pardon the Interruption in immediate succession. While it was on the air, Jim Rome is Burning fit the bill as well.
  • Legitimate example of No Indoor Voice: Hall of Fame basketball announcer Dick Vitale. This is not so much a case of always shouting (although he does plenty of that, too) as just a case of having an unusually loud regular speaking voice.
  • Paul Allen, the radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings. Probably best known for his Big "NO!" during this Tecmo-Bowl-recreated play
  • Dick Bremer, television announcer for the Minnesota Twins, personifies this trope when anything interesting on the field is happening.
  • Gus Johnson, a football and basketball announcer for CBS and the play-by-play announcer of Madden NFL 11 and 12. Some examples can be found here and here. And here. (And how.)
  • And in World Cup Soccer, who can forget: "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!"

  • Warhammer 40,000:
    • Ahem. ALL SINNERS FEAR THE EMPEROR'S WRATH!!! Oh, wait, the sinners in the back couldn't hear me. *Ahem* ALL SINNERS FEAR THE EMPEROR'S WRATH!!! There. Now all the sinners in the building are deaf.
    • In the grim dark future of the 41st millennium, the people with the loudest voices hold the highest ranks. How else are the soldiers going to hear your orders across a noisy battlefield?
    • Somewhere hidden deep within years of canon are the Shoutaboyz, orks with abnormally loud and carrying voices, who yell to communicate between villages, airplanes, AND GARGANTS!!!!
    • Orks in general. They love contributing as much noise as possible to the fight. Say it with me! WAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHH!
    • The CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT meme, which originated from a copy-pasting of the titular Awesome Personnel Carrier's name on the Forge World site, where it was written in all caps. Other posters continued referring to it as the CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT until it reached Memetic Badass status.
    • Likewise, this has become standard procedure among fans when referring to COMMISSAR CIAPHAS CAIN, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!
  • In Exalted, Malfeas, the Demon City, has particular talents in ostentatiousness, force, and rulership. A common fan depiction has him spending his entire time with his volume turned up to about nineteen.
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse had Zhyzhak, the signature Black Spiral Dancer. Her little form of Wyrm-touched madness was an inability to control the volume of her voice, making the MOST MUNDANE ANNOUNCEMENTS sound like fevered ranting.
  • A passing mention in Magic: The Gathering, on one of the flavor texts for Chandra's Outrage, "Chandra never believed in using her 'inside voice'.".

  • Paulette in Legally Blonde tends to speak in a very exaggerated loud voice even when trying to be calming.
    Paulette: [putting on a relaxing CD] You hear that? It's called CELTIC MOODS!
  • John Adams in 1776 has a tendency to express his opinions at a very high volume, to the displeasure of his fellow Congressmen.
    Franklin: Softly, John, your voice is hurting my foot.

  • Ace Attorney:
    • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney's title protagonist is notable in-universe for his loud voice. Kinda lampshaded in Case 1, where he mentions his daily "Chords of Steel" training. And during his first trial the judge actually calls him out for yelling in court. To be honest, every lawyer in Ace Attorney has some pretty epic OBJECTION shouts, but Apollo is the king of them all.
    • And from the first game, Officer Mike Meekins, who sometimes SHOUTS INTO HIS MEGAPHONE TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS with accompanying "feedback" sound effect. When we see him without the megaphone in Investigations he's a little more subdued.
    • Apollo's loudness is hilariously lampshaded in this exchange from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies:
      Hugh O'Connor: Then again, we're not like you people, talking endlessly in those annoyingly loud voices.
      Athena Cykes: OBJECTION! Annoyingly loud voices? I'd like it if you refrained from insulting my partner like that!
      Apollo: Normally, I'd shout, "Objection!" right about now, but I'll take this one for the team.
    • In the same game, the suspect Robin Newman apparently screams even louder than Apollo most of the time. That is, until her true gender is revealed.
    • Athena Cykes to an extent too, she's happy to make noise be it with her mouth, blowing a animal trainer whistle (shown if you show her said whistle in the DLC case of Dual Destinies), or slamming her desk as hard as she can. She even voice trains with Apollo as shown by the Prologue anime of Spirit of Justice.
    • The Queen's royal guards in Spirit of Justice tend to shout the last few words of every sentence and drag out the words as well.
      Royal Guard: She can even see what's going on thooooousands of miiiiiiiiiles away!!!
  • Kiyotaka Ishimaru from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is louder than most of the other characters
  • Katawa Shoujo:
    • Misha. Generally seen translating for the deaf-mute Shizune (to and from sign language, in case you were wondering). The game's set in a school for the disabled, so some fans think Misha's partially deaf.
    • Shizune's father Jigoro also has a tendency to speak very loudly, but this is simply because he is rude and seemingly in a perpetual bad mood. Things get humorous when he gets into an argument (read:epic shouting match) with Misha. Shizune and Hisao take the opportunity to bail out and disappear together.

  • Homestar Runner:
    • Strong Mad. Strong Bad lampshades this at one point in the Strong Bad Email "the facts" by asking him to keep it down, to which Strong Mad replies, "I CAN BE THE QUIETEST MOUSE. I LIVE IN THE QUIETEST HOUSE!". "Zero Volume Control" indeed!
    • Also Crack Stuntman. Oddly, the character he voices doesn't have that problem.
  • Caboose misses the point of an argument between Church and Wash in Red vs. Blue:
    Church: Why didn't you tell me that it was taking technology from the Freelancers?
    Wash: Why didn't you tell me that Wyoming was on the ship?
    Caboose: And why didn't someone give me something to yell about?
  • Catbug from Bravest Warriors. As this compilation demonstrates, no matter how low you turn the volume down, Catbug's volume... doesn't turn down at all.
  • Sr. Pelo is very well-known for his tendency to yell at the top of his lungs quite frequently.
  • DSBT InsaniT: Frog, just to add to his annoying factor.
    • Duck, which goes well with his somewhat short-tempered attitude.
    • Bill, being Hot-Blooded only adds onto it.
  • The Most Epic Story Ever Told in All of Human History: Ridiculously Epic screams through all of his parts in the trailer song. His assistant Ridiculously Epic Fail does as well, though his voice is broken up by several voice cracks.
  • In Battle for Dream Island, this is Yellow Face's way of being more hearable, as his voice is a little too quiet.
  • Inanimate Insanity: Toilet is the web animation president of this trope, as he constantly shouts "MISTAH PHONE!"
  • hololive Indonesia's Kureiji Ollie spends a lot of her stream time yelling excitedly, and all of her tweets are styled in ALL-CAPS to reflect this. She properly made her 2D debut by screaming at the top of her lungs, and will often introduce herself in others' streams with an excited shout as well. People have (jokingly) noted that being in Ollie's streams has a tendency to cause hearing damage, especially if she gets excited.

  • T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics talks loudly all the time. The series lampshades this, when T-Rex claims that "If we were indoors right now, I'm pretty sure I'd just be as loud and proud as ever." He then proceeds to rebel against the concept of the indoor voice, but notes "the revolution has ended due to lack of interest!"
  • The Order of the Stick
    • The gang is sneaking invisibly around a bunch of goblins. They all make "Move Silently" checks.
    Roy: I got a 17.
    Haley: I got a 24.
    Vaarsuvius: I got a 19.
    Elan: I GOT A 4! DID YOU HEAR ME? I GOT—
    Roy: Shut up. Now.
  • This strip of Laugh Out Loud Cats.
  • Looking for Group has Tim, a none-too-bright troll who at one point uses "DIS MY INSIDE VOICE" as a warcry. That may have also been his internal monologue.
  • Philia, Phobia's sparring partner from her Amazon days, in PepsiaPhobia.
    Klepto: [whispering] Was she, uh, always this... loud?
    Phobia: [whispering] Yeah, I must've had a much higher tolerance for whining as a teenager.
  • Questionable Content:
    • Yelling Bird, who is Cute, but Cacophonic.
    • Also, the Deathbot 9000 from #642. Dora very nearly describes him with the exact name of this trope in the following strip.
  • Jolly the Giant from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob! always speaks in giant letters. Even when she's whispering.
  • Atomic Laundromat: Something of a liability when you have sonic powers.
  • Homestuck
    • Karkat isn't the only troll who incorporates at least some all caps text in his chats and speech, but he's the one who best plays this trope straight.
    • Equius is assumed to often fall within this trope, even though he uses all caps sparingly.
    • If Homestuck partially defines this trope as a character who types or speaks in some variant of all caps, then Tavros and Terezi subvert it. Ax-Crazy Gamzee falls within this trope half the time. The WV, the AR, and other Exiles speak like this in the kids' and trolls' heads at times.
    • Meulin, justified in that she's deaf.
  • At one point in Dubious Company the cast is Brought Down to Normal. It takes a while for Tiren to catch on.
    Walter: Check your ears!
    Tiren: (feels human ears) GODS, I HATE THIS PLACE!
  • Slightly Damned: According to a Q&A blog, Azurai seems to have this problem.
  • In City Face, Crows only ever speak (or write) in all-caps.
  • Simius in Keeping the Peace has a tendency to yell when excited while making Stalix cringe.
  • Gary of Ménage ŕ 3 normally seems to be rather quiet, but when he gets really nervous, say because he's taking a girl on a date for the first time in his life, or because his previously unrevealed fear of flying has suddenly been exposed, or when he's just surprised, his volume control breaks down.
  • Stand Still, Stay Silent: Sigrun does have a few settings on her volume dial, she just forgets which settings are appropriate for indoor use when she gets excited. She even manages to out-shout a hall full of feasting Norwegian berserkers, and gets shushed down by her mom.Case in point.
  • In Champions of Far'aus,the God Parthelax always talks like this.Combined with the lack of a greeting in the second story arc, he (unintentionally) scares Flamel when he jumps into a conversation about traveling on a mountain road.
    Flamel:(while looking shocked and shaking)Who-who's that?
    Parthelax: IT IS I, PARTHELAX.

  • Former DeviantArt user Yukkiuz, who was a super-emotional anime artist, had a tendency to scream at the top of her lungs a lot, especially when she was excited, and most of her posts or the descriptions of her artwork were styled in ALL-CAPS to reflect this.
  • The same thing can go for Friday Night Funkin' fan artist LOVEYDOEYGIRL (also going by an alternate account with a very inappropriate username), who is so excitable and hyperactive that she constantly starts her sentences by screaming like a maniac, and like Yukki before her, most of her posts are styled in all-caps to reflect this.
  • Kharrii is a TikToker known for his square-shaped head. Each and every one of his videos is him shouting at the top of his lungs the entire time.
  • Anarchon of Unichat uses frequent CAPS LOCK, and even when he's not, the general aggressiveness of his messages cause him to seem loud anyway.
  • WHAT COLOR ARE YOU? has the knight and the angel constantly shouting at the top of their lungs, with all their dialog being shown in all-caps.

  • The SCP Foundation has SCP-2337 ("Dr. Spanko"), a talking bird that, at its quietest, is slightly louder than an average human shoutnote . At it loudest, well: when enthusiastic, 10 minutes of point blank-exposure to its voice will disintegrate flesh.

    WEB VIDEOS!!! 
  • B. Dylan Hollis tends to do a lot of loud talking in his cooking videos for added humor value, although in his other videos he doesn't do this nearly as much.
  • Singer, dancer, and YouTube influencer JoJo Siwa often speaks with a very loud (and insanely fast) tone of voice.
  • Marcus of Mega64 is always yelling. Once when asked to be quiet, he said that "THIS IS AS QUIET AS I GET! I CAN GO LOUDER IF YOU WANT!" In a weird twist, Marcus only lowers his voice when he is extremely angry.
  • Dr. Chronos, founder of The Time... Guys has a hoarse, shouting voice as his trademark, especially any... TIME he gets to use his favorite word.
  • Danny, The Tourettes Guy, full stop. A normal tone of voice for him would be shouting for other people, and he can (and often does) get louder.
  • Team Fortress 2 player ChoZo combines this with Cluster F-Bomb and MANLINESS as his schtick.
  • azuritereaction, a popular Let's Player, often lacks an indoor voice and loves to shout and rage in his videos.
  • Glorion of JourneyQuest tends to lose his indoor voice whenever he's excited, which is most of the time.
  • Chris "Rowdy C" Moore from TV Trash. When he is especially angry, it is recommended that you turn down your computer's volume.
  • The Runaway Guys: Chuggaaconroy and ProtonJon are notoriously loud. The third, NintendoCapriSun less so... though he can can be quite loud himself. Later videos have shown him to be just as loud as Proton Jon and Chugga. One time, The Runaway Guys were so loud, they actually woke up a woman in the hotel they were staying in.
  • Golgotha from Noob, especially when one realizes that she's actually inside in real life and not in the open field in which the player avatars are seen running around.
  • Simon Lane of the Yogscast takes the cake even by his group's standards, often disrupting other people's recordings because he's screaming from several rooms away, once setting off a car alarm outside. Yogtowers is in an office block and a few floors off the ground.
  • Achievement Hunter's Michael Jones combines this with Sir Swears-a-Lot. The other members of Rooster Teeth have said that Michael is so loud, you can hear him from other rooms shouting "FUCK! SHIT!" and other colorful words.
  • Frankie MacDonald, a Canadian V-Logger uses this style exclusively in his weather reports, which have made them quite popular. On his videos that aren't weather reports, his voice is more subdued. It seems that MacDonald based his voice on field journalists who shout to be heard over outside noise, but he uses it even in his indoor reports,like this one.
  • In association with Team Four Star, The Unexpectables has Jerry the Flumph. Being in the mind only makes it worse...
    Task: Can we dial it back from 11?
    Jerry: WHAT'S AN 11?
  • The Mysterious Mr. Enter can yell quite loudly at times, particularly in Animated Atrocities.
  • LissySandwich of The Bowlingotter Show is naturally bubbly and boisterous. Her husband Bowlingotter is as well, to a somewhat lesser extent.
  • MarioTehPlumber is notoriously loud, sometimes to the point of Sensory Abuse, which is compounded further by the fact that he says the word "fuck" every other word. His Sonic Adventure 2 "review" in particular is infamous for this, consisting of screaming into the microphone throughout the entire video.
  • AI Sponge: The stream's incarnation of Squidward has a habit of shouting his lines at an ear-splitting volume, earning him the nickname "Loudward" (which was subsequently adopted by the streams themselves).

    REAL LIFE!!! 
  • Truth in Television: Some people are just always loud, and have to constantly be reminded to quiet down. Let's face it, you have probably met/known at least a handful of people like this in your life. You might even BE this person.
    • Deaf people who have learned to speak have this problem. Since they are unable to hear, they often aren't able to control the volume of their voice.
    • Also applies to people with one-sided-hearing-loss (i.e. those deaf on only one ear). Part of that condition is the inability to easily adjust the volume of ones voice to the volume of the environment and to unconsciously speak louder to make everyone else speak up, too. Just imagine it like you're on a telephone — all the time. You'd be speaking louder, too.
    • To non-speakers, tonal languages like Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, and Vietnamese can be perceived as rather loud. This is because in tonal languages, pitch changes in words are used convey different meanings, whereas in non-tonal languages like English, pitch changes often imply changes in attitude.
  • Little kids. In Pre-school through elementary school, kids are usually taught to use their indoor voices.
  • It's very common for autistic people to speak MUCH louder than necessary. Because of their lack of neurotypical social savviness and issues with sensory processing, they may not realize they are unintentionally shouting until this is pointed out to them. Some speak normally (and some to the point of being inaudible) but get louder as the day progresses, leading to people telling them to lower their volume in the afternoon/evening.
  • Drill instructors in general.
    • Many DIs are actually fairly quiet when they're not "on", but it's pretty much a prerequisite for the job that you have the capability to embody this trope.
    • They generally get quieter as their trainees get closer to graduation and become a more cohesive group; but if you screw up, they will be more than happy to remind you that they still know how.
    • This trope has justification on a parade ground. You have to be heard to relay marching orders over the sound of a brass band and footsteps from boots.
  • Hans Bauge, a popular Norwegian TV-debater in the 1990s.
  • Richard Quest, a British CNN reporter, always sounds loud, aggressive and offended when he opens his mouth, except that he hardly ever is. He talks about it too, in his typical manner.
  • While British Royal Guards have a reputation for being unflappable and silent in the face of danger and/or ridiculous situations, they can speak. And when they do, they do so loudly. Should you try to interfere with them, you can expect a loud foot stamp and a louder order to "STAND BACK FROM THE QUEEN'S GUARD."
  • BRIAN BLESSED is famous for his bombastic delivery.
  • [Marcus Brigstocke's] friend once told him if they're not laughing it's not comedy. Well, either that or you're just not SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGH!!!
  • Longtime meteorologist Lloyd Lindsay Young was famous for screaming HELLO (insert city name) during his weather segments; as can be seen in this example from his time at WOR-TV.
  • Some people have trouble controlling their volume when drunk, briefly becoming this trope. Doubly so in a loud venue.
  • Lil Jon's persona in his music is this, with it being incredibly rare to have any lyrics NOT DELIVERED AT A SHOUT. It can thus be quite a shock when he's offstage and proves to be pretty normal, if not soft spoken.
  • Many singers have to project their voice, as do stage actors. Often this can result in some people talking louder when not on stage. In choirs, since altos are low, they often need to project their voices in order to be heard, especially if there are some loud sopranos who are already projecting their voices at the same time.
  • This is pretty much a requirement for heavy metal singers, especially in the more underground genres, and for good reason.note 
  • People often talk louder on cellphones than they would on a landline phone because the latter uses a slight delay to play back the speaker's voice. Cellphones omit this feedback mechanism, as anyone in earshot of a cellphone conversation can attest.
  • Adolf Hitler was famous for this in his speeches to the point that he rarely has a recording of him speaking quietly.
  • This is basically required for the Queen's Guard and Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • An infamous YouTube video of an overweight woman shouting at a group of skateboarders. This video was famously sampled in the song "First of the Year (Equinox)" by Skrillex. The video can be viewed here.


Alternative Title(s): ALLCAPS, No Inside Voice


The Large Phone Guy

A man embarrasses himself by shouting loudly on the phone in multiple areas.

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