“THWIP!” “SNIKT!” “BAMF!” Marvel comics have beloved signature sound effects that are associated with specific characters and actions, and I’m a jealous, greedy, and covetous person, so I’ve always wished DC did, too.
Off the top of my head, all we have are “BOOM,” “PING,” “ARF,” and that one time Superman went “BOING!” So I think we should brainstorm signature sound effects for our favorite characters.
Examples to get started:
You get the idea. Pick a character, an action, and go!
P.S. So sad there’s not an Onomatopoeia tag. This was the poor guy’s chance to shine.
GA’s bow: suu!
A GL ring powering up: vreem
A bad guy getting nailed in the boys by Batman: BUUMF
Good ones! I especially like “vreem.”
-The Question’s binary gas.
Flash running “Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch”
Darkseid’s Omega Beams “Opy-pee-peee-peeeee”
“Mercy!” Lex yelling at mercy graves.
Being on the receiving end of the Omega Beams: “Oh ****!”
Not a sound effect, but it works (as Michael Caine’s Alfred once said) “in a way”.
Superman taking off: FWOOM!
Batarang spinning through the air and then hitting something: Wh-wh-wh-wh-WHING!
Bullets bouncing off of Wonder Woman’s bracelets: Pting! Pting! PTING!
The Flash running: fffzzzZZZSSSSHHHhhh!
Green Lantern ring: Pzzeew!
Thunderbolt turning Billy Batson into Captain Marvel: THOOM!
Nightwing’s Eskrima sticks: Takk!
I can see TAKK! being a fan favorite.
Katana cutting stuff: SHHING!
Blue Beetle’s flash gun: BAFF!
Red Hood’s guns: POOT! (silencers)
Poots usually are silencers of a sort
Lady Shiva’s fighting hits: FUP, CRACK, CRUNCH, SMACK, SNAP, BISH, POP
And @Vroom I like that Lady Shiva fights a bit like Rice Krispies
I’m reviving this thread for a new generation, dedicated to @GibbyHertz and his timeless “opy-pee-peee-peeeee.”
Ch’p making Darkseid cry: “WAHHHHH”
Alfred pouring tea: “TEA!”
Alfred pouring coffee: “COFFEE!”
SPRANG is perfect for Batman’s grapnel hook. I don’t know what you mean by silly. As for others… maybe when Joker stabs someone, there can be a misplaced one, like WHEEEE or YAHOO.
Marshmallow Pete’s bouncing sound:
PFWLOP, PFWLOP, PFWLOP (repeat as needed)
You heard the man, DC! The Batgrapnel goes “SPRANG!” Your public demands it! Also Batarangs go “FINGERRRR” and Marshmallow Pete goes “PFWLOP PFWLOP PFWLOP.”