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Basic Trope: Before the Magical Girl confronts the Monster of the Week, she issues a formal challenge involving an always-repeated Catchphrase.

  • Straight: Troper Moon is a 15-year old Lawful Good and beautiful Magical Girl who fights evil monsters on a daily basis. Before she confronts the Monster of the Week, she always assumes her never-changing Ass-Kicking Pose, goes through a trippy Transformation Sequence, uses a signature hand gesture and, to underline the righteousness of her cause, utters the line: "I am Troper Moon, guardian of the universe. In the name of Five-Man Band, More Dakka and This Loser Is You, I will punish you".
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  • Exaggerated: Troper Moon cites any single trope on the TV Tropes database so her sequence lasts more than four hours.
  • Downplayed: Troper Moon does a very short version of this and just once a season.
  • Justified: Troper Moon's Code of Honor, based on an Ancient Tradition, commands her to use exactly this phrase every time and nothing else.
    • Troper Moon's Code of Honour requires that she announce herself and give her foes an opportunity to surrender before attacking. She just uses the same speech each time because the practice lets her get it out smoothly and without losing focus on her opponent.
  • Inverted: The Catchphrase, in some unexplained way, says her.
  • Subverted: The typical Art Shift for the Transformation Sequence appears, but Troper Moon says something completely different instead.
  • Double Subverted: ... but then utters the line away.
  • Parodied:
    • Troper Moon's Catchphrase lasts so long, that all the other characters, Troper Venus, Troper Saturn, Troper Jupiter and Troper Mercury, instantly fall asleep.
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    • Before Troper Moon has uttered the phrase, the Monster of the Week has already taken over the world.
    • While she utters the line, a group of Blatant Burglars steal all of her magical girl dresses.
    • The monster of the week is immune to any of Troper Moon's spells and attacks, but its brain immediatley explodes when it's forced to hear the phrase recorded as mp3.
    • Characters completely unrelated to Magical Girls, like the Klingons or the Hells Angels, use the line as a form of greeting.
    • Any other Stock Pose or even all of them at once are randomly thrown in for laughs and even Troper Moon can't keep up with them.
    • When the monster attacks Troper Moon immediately before she can finish the line, she gets extremely offended and yells indignantly at it for violating proper battle etiquette.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Troper Moon is a magical girl but never says such a line, not even close. The issue is never addressed.
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  • Enforced: A dictator loves this trope so much that he forces all creators to insert it into their works, fitting or not.
  • Lampshaded: After her phrase, Troper Moon says: "Yes, I just said this line, I'm a magical girl, what did you expect?"
  • Invoked:
    • Troper Moon's friends set up an Amazing Technicolor Battlefield for Troper Moon because they know this significantly increases the probability for her to say this line.
    • A wise mentor teaches Troper Moon the phrase when she is still a child.
  • Exploited: An Evil Overlord uses Troper Moons show for deception and gain/profit.
  • Defied: Troper Moon refuses to say the line, even though all of her friend want her to utter it.
  • Discussed: "You know there are people who always say such a line. They are called magical girls."
  • Conversed: A creator has this as his favorite trope and never shies away from telling the audience.
  • Implied:
  • Deconstructed:
    • By uttering this line, Troper Moon gives away her position and intention to attack and loses valuable time in which the monster can already wreak havoc.
    • While she says it, the monster ignores Talking Is a Free Action and immediately attacks her so she loses.
    • By uttering it, she more and more loses the trust of her friends because they believe Troper Moon just wants to be important without doing anything useful.
  • Reconstructed: However, the line is so powerful that the monster still gets intimidated, so it remains a necessary tool for Troper Moon after all.
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  • Played for Drama:
  • Gender-Inverted: Troper Moon is instead a 15 year-old boy.

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