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"I simply LOVE this sensual feeling!"
Morrigan (after gaining a level), Cross Edge

Sometimes, when a combat scene becomes a bit too vocal and noisy... it stops sounding like fighting. The grunts and yelps and groans start to sound less like hostility and more like rough sex. Related to Cat Fight (and the possible cause of the related Fanservice). Of course, if you have a character that's Too Kinky to Torture, the moans may be genuine pleasure.

While in some cases this may be deliberate, interviews with actual voice actresses and vocal directors indicate that many seemingly clear cases of this are actually a case of Pareidolia, as the voice actress was nether directed to give such an impression nor actually trying to do so.

For those occasions when the characters actually are getting turned on, see Sex Is Violence, Combat Sadomasochist, and Interplay of Sex and Violence.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Revy in Black Lagoon tends to enjoy gunfighting a bit too much...
  • Get Backers: Takuma Fudou tends to have this, but only when he fights with Ban.
  • Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!: Tail Yellow is an exhibitionist whose attacks involve losing pieces of her armor. It gets extreme enough to make one wonder how the show actually managed to pull a TV-14 rating in the US.
  • Fasalina of GUN×SWORD has a tendency to moan and get excited as if having an orgasm while piloting her Humongous Mecha Dalia of Wednesday by dancing on a stripper pole.
  • The Impaled with Extreme Prejudice defeat of Rip Van Winkle in Hellsing is even worse in the OVA version, in which Maaya Sakamoto (perhaps deliberately) lets out a series of orgasmic moans. This gives the whole scene a soundtrack well suited for a hentai with imagery that's anything but sexy. The English dub (and Kari Wahlgren) opted not to go this route.
  • High School Of The Dead makes it clear that Saeko isn't "all there" when she gleefully recounts how she'd once beaten a would-be rapist within an inch of his life. Except it had nothing to do with him trying to rape her — she just liked the feeling of beating the ever-living crap out of someone with a wooden sword. Taken to its extreme, she literally achieves orgasm from it. Which is seen near the end of episode 9, where she gets off from Takashi crushing her breast and his 'take charge' attitude, which causes her to arch her back and moan. Then she hits the big "O" after cutting down a wave of zombiesnote .
  • The Tokyo Pop release of the Ikki Tousen manga (Battle Vixens) added this as Dub Text for the Fighters.
    • In the anime, Hakufu's first fight with Ryomou involves a certain chokehold that makes this, um, literal.
  • Maken-ki!: Yan-Min activates her "Reilii" by summoning her Jingu, which takes the form of a twin-tailed lash, then having both ends of it enter her body. The process causes her to arch her back and moan as if she's getting off from it, while Takeru gets a nosebleed watching it happen.
  • Naruto: Hidan is a literal sadist. His religion does encourage it to the utmost because its main commandment is total carnage and he has to ask Jashin for forgiveness when he isn't allowed to kill an opponent. It's strongly implied that he has an orgasm when he impales himself to finish off Asuma.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi gives us Tsukuyomi. Seriously, you could take the dialogue from the fight scene with Setsuna and replace it with porn and no one would know the difference.
  • Queen's Blade: Taken to literal extremes with Nyx, who allows her sentient staff, Funikura, to tentacle rape her in exchange for magical power. During which, it forces one of its tendrils into her mouth and makes her swallow several large mouthfuls of what appears to be semen. She's usually mortified once the effect has worn off, but definitely seems to enjoy it as it's happening.
  • Reborn! (2004): Belphegor, during his battle with Gokudera.
  • In the DiC English dub of Sailor Moon R when Serena is fighting Wise Man with the Silver Crystal.
  • One of the reasons why Witchblade has such a fantastic dub is because the English VAs made the combat scenes sound even more orgasmic and sexual, which is impressive considering what Mamiko Noto gets up to in some of her other roles. Of course, the Japanese version comes across merely as not unequivocably blatant. It's still far past "subtle".

    Comic Books 

    Film — Live-Action 
  • In the French movie 8 Women, Catherine Deneuve and Fanny Ardant get into a Cat Fight, and roll on the floor trying to pin each other down. Before long they aren't so much fighting as fondling one another.
  • In the first film adaptation of Carrie (1976), Margaret White's moans and cries as she is crucified with a lot of carving knives by her own vengeful daughter sounds like she's either having one hell of an orgasm or experiencing religious rapture. Both possibilities were probably completely on purpose, considering her character.
  • In District 9, the first sign that something is seriously wrong with Koobus is the breathy laughter and orgasmic sigh he lets out when he shoots an alien point-blank.
  • Fight Club. The film plays constantly with the suggestion that the club members are lusting after each other, getting off on the fighting in a sexual way, and possibly even screwing offscreen. Most of the fight scenes are heavily sexual, and there are some scenes between the two main characters which are rather racy, in a combative way. (*cough* the gun *cough*)
  • James Bond:
    • Never Say Never Again: Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) gets a little too excited by killing, especially Bond's assistant.
    • GoldenEye: Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) is downright overt about it, calling deadly combat "foreplay". A notable example is when she guns down an entire roomful of technicians and officers at Severnaya with a Kalashnikov, moaning with pleasure while doing so (crosscut with Natalya's panicked breathing). Followed by a truly great Eye Take from General Ourumov.
  • Just watch this Rush Hour 3 sequence...
  • Undercover Brother has the Cat Fight in the shower between Sista Girl and White She Devil.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the Doctor Who story "The Evil of the Daleks", the Daleks shove Victoria into a body scanner to check her health. This appears to be a painful experience for her at first, but her expressions slowly change...
  • Rod and Tara's duels in Double the Fist invoke this to build up the Unresolved Sexual Tension between them. Their ridiculously brutal over-the-top duels are the only scenes where they show respect and genuine affection for each other, and both seem to enjoy it entirely too much whenever the other lays them out with a particularly badass move.
  • A somewhat stomach-turning variation occurs in an episode of Jonathan Creek, where it turns out that a close-up video of a woman's face in apparent sexual rapture was actually a recording of her murder, with a pitchfork as the weapon no less.
  • One episode of The Nanny has Fran and Maxwell playing orgasmic ping pong. (And no, this is not a euphemism for something.)
  • In Rome, Titus Pullo and Gaia perform this trope in the kitchen...
  • During the Smallville Season 8 finale, Lois Lane gets into a Designated Girl Fight with resident Dark Action Girl Tess Mercer. They end up wrestling on a desk, their bodies pressed firmly against each other, and grunting in precisely the sexy-sounding way that this page's opening text describes. The fact that this was the culmination of an entire season's worth of Homoerotic Subtext and Foe Romance Subtext (well, at least on Tess's part) just made it fit this trope even more. When Season 9 premiered a few months later, Tess actually lampshades this, noting that "Things did get a little physical," wiggling her shoulders suggestively...and then she asks Lois whether she'd like to "pick up where we left off." Lois declines.
  • In the Supernatural episode "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02), sounds of moaning and grunting come from a rocking van while Tracy beheads a vampire inside the van.
  • The fight scene in the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang episode of Torchwood, between Jack and John.

  • In Samsas Traum's "Der Froschkönig", the screaming while the frog king is killed by wolfes also sounds like... something else.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • WWE is particularly bad when it comes to its Diva matches.
  • Male example: Bubba Ray of the Dudley Boyz was often said to have a 'euphoric look' in his eyes by the commentators after dropping a victim through a table (that was kind of the team's thing in the WWE). He didn't discriminate much about what gender the person was, either.

  • Tennis. The sport is notoriously accompanied by constant grunting, which often leads to this kind of association.
    • As shown in this video, Rafa Nadal has the habit of grunting every time he hits the ball. It's gotten more than one girl flustered.
    • The Williams sisters. Robin Williams points it out:
    "Tennis used to be <click> (softly) 'Oh!' <click> (softly)'' 'Oh!' And then the Williams sisters started playing tennis: AIIGH! AIIGH! AIIGH! 'Forty-love.' 'Naw, that's good love, baby.'" <mimes smoking a cigarette>
    • Lampshaded in an improv sketch between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. "You're so *big!*
    • Parodied in a classic Dutch commercial wherein the female tennis players are so loud that the disgruntled referee starts joining in.
  • Women's fencing at the Olympics also gets a lot of added appreciation from the male audience.
  • Women's curling sounds particularly awkward when you aren't paying attention.
    • All curling can have that effect - in order to get the team to sweep a rock so that it holds its line (just go with it), the skip will often call out "Hard!" or "Harder!" followed by "Hurry!" It gets better in combination. "Hurry! Hurry hard! Harder! Harder! Yes!"
      • Followed often by "Whoa, that's good" to get them to stop. When can then be followed by any number of potentially compromising statements, positive ("Nice!" "Sweet!" "Good lie!") or negative ("Rough shot!" "Bad curl," and the like - or even "Caught a hair" for a shot that went unexpectedly off-kilter).

    Video Games 
  • Some of the Japanese voices from Aion are quite... disturbing.
  • If you listen to the sound files of the Reyvateils in battle in Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, you'll quickly notice how they sound like they're... you know... Like, when they say something along the lines of "Give me more!", "This power... it's flowing inside me!!", or "It's overflowing!" Bonus points with the fact that they also moan, groan and scream as such.
  • Batman & Robin for the Tiger Game.Com. Listen to it here starting at 13:40.
  • Batman: Arkham Series:
    • Poison Ivy is already an alluring sex bomb throughout Batman: Arkham Asylum. But during the final boss battle with her, she definitely makes some... interesting noises when you attack the giant plant she's fused with. The whole imagery is also strongly vaginal.
    • Catwoman's shrieks of pain in Batman: Arkham Knight sound more like she's on the verge of climaxing.
  • Play Baldur's Gate with a fully female party and cast a fireball at the party's feet: like an audio clip from a lesbian orgy.
  • Bayonetta. And not just the title character. Of course, the game deliberately set out to parody characters such as Devil May Cry 4's Gloria, so it's to be expected. It becomes obvious it is a parody when you discover that Bayonetta can defeat Joys by using a Wooden Horse and an S&M routine.
  • BlazBlue:
    • Litchi Faye-Ling. Seriously, hit her with a combo with your eyes closed and listen to those supposed moans of pain.
    • It gets worse if you pit her against fellow Ms. Fanservice Noel Vermillion. Then, you have Litchi's sensual-sounding moans with Noel's meek cries and apologising. It sounds like lesbian pornography.
  • Probably due to bad voice acting and such, in Bloody Roar 4, if you keep on hitting Nagi after you beat her, she'll let out an... uh... rather uncanny moan as if for sex...
  • Brütal Legend: Emperor Doviculus sometimes makes outright moans of pleasure when hit. Given that he's the leader of the S&M-themed Tainted Coil, it's obviously intentional.
  • Appropriately, the female enemies in the Lust circle of Dante's Inferno are quite, ahem, vocal during combat, but their squicktastic design deters from the fetish appeal quotient considerably.
  • The male player character in Dark Souls makes some very sensual grunts when being hit.
  • Destiny of the Doctors, a Doctor Who game: the Fifth Doctor's moans as he gets tortured by the Master are quite... something. Close your eyes for maximum effect.
  • Gloria's first appearance in Devil May Cry 4. Someone who posted the scene on YouTube actually said "I hope I don't get in trouble for posting porn."
  • Diablo
    • Moreina (the Rogue) has some unusual "gethit" grunts before she screams a drawn-out death noise which contrasts with the Sorcerer/Jazreth's old man "Daaaughh!!!" and the Warrior/Aidan's "Augh-oofh!" death sounds.
    • The Sorceress/Isendra in Diablo II has some rather soft-sounding grunts whenever she's hurt compared to the more pained sounds of other characters, followed by that weird "Aaaaaahh...!" she sometimes rattles out upon death compared to the other, more genuine death screams.
  • Go listen to the Korean voice lines for the Academic from Dragon Nest.
  • In Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth and Etrian Odyssey Nexus, assigning the "Sultry" voice to a character gives them some very suggestive lines. In the English dub, only available in Beyond the Myth, this leads to lines like "Things are getting steamy!" (when several other party members are dead) and "Does it hurt?" (when using certain attacks). In the Japanese dub, you get several flirty giggles, and a pleasure-filled moan when activating a Force Boost.
  • In The Evil Within 2 you fight a large number of decidedly female monsters which make a variety of noises, from croaking akin to Ju-on, to singing eerily like a child, and occasionally moans and grunts. Most of these are innocuous enough, typical monster grunts and moans, but a boss called Obscura who is a conglomeration of different female bodies and an old-fashioned camera, is another story. Every movement and every attack she makes sounds like some sort of audio excerpt from a video that asks if you're 18 or older before viewing. So much so that certain online gamers have noted it while fighting her.
  • Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII. Slight moans for pretty much ANY attack EVER. Due to her emotional * gasps* being similar, it's unclear if she gets pleasure from fighting or just has constant arousal. Then, if there was ever any doubt, her final move with her Eidolon has to be seen and heard to be believed (Here).
    • Her "combat" sounds during her summon are even better (or worse?) in English.
  • When any character in Siren 1 starts to get tired, he or she will begin to... pant. This includes Tomoko and Miyako, who are 14, and Harumi, who is 8.
  • Hotaru Futaba in Garou: Mark of the Wolves has basically an explosive orgasm as a super move.
  • In Guilty Gear, I-No gets really into it, including making sexual comments when she defeats the player.
    • Further, if I-No fights Dizzy, whose battle cries involve her begging her uncontrollable powers to stop, it sounds like rape.
    • And then there's Raven. He is an extreme masochist thanks to his immortal body and his otherwise mostly-dulled sensations and as such makes some... Interesting sounds when hit. Especially when he invites it on himself.
  • The female Rebels' pain sounds in Half-Life 2. Probably not very noticeable while you're playing, but you'll definitely hear it if you go into the sound files and listen to them on their own. Especially one after another.
  • In Heroes of Might and Magic II, start a melee fight between Steel or Iron Golems and Archers. Then listen...
    • Grunt! "Aah!" Grunt! "Aah!"
    • Also when a stack of archers/rangers dies, they let out a sigh that sounds more like a mid-coitus whimper than a death whimper.
  • Black Orchid in Killer Instinct. In both the first game and the sequel, whenever you injure her, you may as well ask if she wants a cigarette after.
  • In League of Legends if you kill Ahri her death cries (especially in Chinese) all sound like she just had a climax, and even sighs softly in most of them as if she's enjoying the afterglow. Considering she's based on a Gumiho and half her normal voice clips are flirting with her summoner, the other half talking about seducing and killing her foes, this was probably intentional.
  • Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 have had interesting... edits with the character sound files.
    • At his death, the Smoker sometimes gives what sounds like a sigh of relief. Sometimes he even says "Yay!"
    • And the same goes for Team Fortress 2, another Valve game.[1].
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Link's battle and stamina pants and moans are far from subtle, especially heavy lightning damage and he makes them constantly. You can hear a lot of them here.
  • LEGO Adaptation Game:
    • LEGO Batman. Not a combat example, but the sounds which come up whenever a character grabs onto a climbable ledge can easily be quoted out of context. Yes, even with Robin.
    • All the LEGO Adaptation Games, in fact. Although in most of the others, it's when you start pushing a pushable object across the special pushable object area.
  • Amon in Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals says this in a...oddly-enthusiastic tone:
    Amon: "When it hurts!"
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 contains both an intentional and most likely unintentional example. Morrigan in either language does this very intentionally. As for the unintentional one... switch Chun-Li's voice to Japanese. You're welcome.
    • By the same token as Morrigan, Lilith from Darkstalkers 3 has win quotes that are incredibly suggestive. Makes sense, considering she was born from Morrigan's soul, but nonetheless can be quite squicky.
  • Done lots of times in Metal Gear Solid, which is interested in the intersection between violence and the fanservice with which it's handled when watching a movie or playing it in a video game. It's most common in the first game and most obvious with Gray Fox (Snake's best friend, shouts "Hurt me more!!" a lot), but Sniper Wolf ("I'm going to send you a love letter. A bullet, straight from my gun to your heart."), Liquid Snake (why does he take his shirt off to beat Snake to death? Why does he take Snake's shirt off to beat Snake to death?), Revolver Ocelot (long silver bullets, etc., etc) and Vulcan Raven (running around an arena, grunting and panting) all do this. Shows up less often afterward, with the exception of Python in Portable Ops, the BB Corp members in 4, and Vamp in both 2 and 4.
  • The Metroid Prime Trilogy averted this for the first two installments, as most of Samus's reactions to taking damage sounded just like ordinary grunts or quiet exhalations. Then the third game came around, and while it kept a few of the previous SFX, it also added much louder moans/screams from her that sounded like something very pleasant had happened between her legs...
  • In Neverwinter Nights, a lot of the grunts and such in combat sound very, very strange when strung together incorrectly. The author of A Dance with Rogues (a Hotter and Sexier module for Neverwinter Nights) didn't actually need to get new sound effects for the sex scenes.
  • Sylvia Christle lampshades this about Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle.
    "All you feel is ecstasy when you kill. It's like you're getting off. need help."
  • In Ōkami, Waka's mini-boss fights involve you deflecting the swords he launches at you with Power Slash. When he's hit by one of those, he makes a rather interesting noise... Of course, it's not all that interesting, but it's gained so much Memetic Mutation that you can't avoid looking at it as this.
  • In Overwatch, some of the female characters make the occasional suggestive moaning sounds when they're killed, notably Mercy and D.Va. In an interview with some of the voice actors, the voice director said it could get "too sexy" and she had to tone it down a bit. To her credit, there's only a handful of death cries that sound sensual. However, the sounds made by most heroes when they're burning plays this trope straight.
  • All female sand monsters in the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time trilogy. The ninja-type women actually say innuendos — repeatedly — when you fight them.
  • In Quake II the Iron maidens make a lot of gasping and moaning noises
  • Nearly every Real-Time Strategy game's "painful grunt" quotes when put together sound like this, it doesn't sound as bad in the game itself as you only hear one grunt.
  • The opening of Resident Evil – Code: Veronica.
  • All of the Rumble Roses girls.
  • In RuneScape, the female players and humanoids gasp suggestively when they are hit.
  • Severance: Blade of Darkness: Blade Of Darkness has Amazon as one of four playable characters, and every sound she makes when performing the attack or receiving damage sounds like she's having a powerful orgasm.
  • Amy Rose in most Sonic The Hedgehog games in which she's playable. Sonic Adventure actress Jennifer Douillard was especially fond of this, although it still exists in a toned-down form nowadays.
  • In Splatoon 2, some of the pained sighs and moans made by male Octolings upon getting splatted or submerging while injured can most definitely be taken out of context. Furthermore, male Octolings have slightly more effeminate appearances and mannerisms when compared to their Inkling counterparts. This has led to many bara jokes among fans.
  • The Xbox 360 port of Soulcalibur lent itself to this, or at least the Japanese dub did.
  • Juri in Super Street Fighter IV seems to be leaning in this direction.
  • The eroge fighting game series Strip Fighter is full of this, naturally. Even the few playable male characters have some rather suspicious battle cries. This comes full circle with the characters Iku and Riyona, who both are ascended extras from software used to put together erotic dialogue. To that end, Iku’s battle cries are nothing but moans. note  Though this is downplayed with Riyona, who also has typical fighting game voices alongside her more naughty ones.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
    • Normally, the characters sound like they're fighting and there's nothing sensual about it. However, in sound test mode, if you go through a character's voice sounds in sequential order, they make all kinds of varying grunts and yelps which gradually increase in volume, culminating with your character's death cry: an extended scream. All of these sound files are played with no background music with echo effects turned on, so that if you close your eyes (or someone is listening from the next room) it starts to sound like hentai or something. Snake and the princesses are prime examples.
    • Marth's Star KO scream sounds like he just had a massive orgasm.
  • Certain human enemies in the Tales Series, usually bosses, make grunts that may sound at least slightly sexual. The player characters do this too.
  • In Tekken 3 (not sure about the others), Nina sometimes sounds like she's doing something other than fighting after being hit by an opponent. It's more noticeable in end-of-round/match replays which occur in slow-mo, thus distorting the sound somewhat and drawing it out.
  • In Tekken 4, Christie Monteiro exhibits this trope, particularly her loud moans after being defeated.
  • All deaths of female characters in TimeSplitters.
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 had an announcer that was In Love with Your Carnage up to the point that she was having an Immodest Orgasm if you managed to score a Monster Kill.
  • In Warhammer Online, some people find the women's screaming in combat is rather disturbingly similar to The Immodest Orgasm.
  • Go fight a female Vrykul in World of Warcraft.
    • Not to mention Paletress.
    • Male human NPCs also sound a smidge too relieved when they die.
    • Maiden of Virtue
    • The Succubus, of course. Particular their death cries.
    • We can probably add the Dryads here as well, sadly as enemies they are very rare, and appear only in a few places, such as Maraudon and the Nexus.
  • Many, many characters on the English voice track of Yggdra Union. May or may not be because either the voice acting or the voice directing was really, really bad, as the Japanese voices don't sound anywhere near as sexual.
    • A few monsters in its spiritual prequel, Riviera, have death cries that sound like this. Even with the Japanese voices.

    Web Animation 
  • Bit of a meta example in the case of RWBY. The crew acknowledges that while the girls are recording their yells and grunts for battle there's two ways they can sound: Like they're having sex or like they're taking a poo.
    • Blake in particular tends to be pretty vocal when she's fighting, especially in the "Black" trailer, and it definitely sounds like this trope.


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    Western Animation 
  • Batman: The Animated Series:
    • Roxy Rocket does this a lot. It's her whole purpose, actually.
    • In a bit of a Meta-example, Andrea Beaumont in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was named after voice director Andrea Romano due to Kevin Conroy's deliberate invoking of this trope by ending a recording of a series of grunts and moans of Batman getting beaten up, with a moan of "Oh, Andrea!"
  • In Code Lyoko, some of the grunting and other fight audio for the Lyoko Warriors, especially Yumi and Aelita, (d)evolves into this after a while.
  • Drawn Together: Clara and Foxxy do this in the first episode.
  • X-Men: The Animated Series has Jean Grey, who is surprisingly very useless, and is often getting knocked around, leading to lots and LOTS of moaning and grunting and other strange sounds.