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The action of swirling one's cape in dramatic fashion right before an announced exit, but doesn't necessarily require the actual presence of a cape to achieve the intended effect (see awkward arm swing but followed with an exit stage left and dramatic music). Usually preceded by a declaration of intent, ("Come dobby, we're leaving") and followed by an evil laugh.

Usually reserved for villains, but can also refer to would-be heroes who just want to look cool. The real utility of a cape, because let's face it, capes do nothing except make you look cool. Often results in the opposite effect.
Cartman from South Park: "Screw you guys, I'm going home..." (queue cape flourish)

"To the Bat Cave!"

"I am Count Dracula... *cape flourish* AH AH AH"
by Spatch Adams May 01, 2009
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