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8th Apr '18 10:03:37 PM buckykattlove
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* Averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Law and Order:Special Victims Unit}}''. Casey turns around and speaks in low tones during a trial to prove that a witness could not have overheard a dialogue carried on some distance away in a crowded room. Indeed, no one could hear what Casey had said in the courtroom.

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* Averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Law and Order:Special Victims Unit}}''.''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. Casey turns around and speaks in low tones during a trial to prove that a witness could not have overheard a dialogue carried on some distance away in a crowded room. Indeed, no one could hear what Casey had said in the courtroom.
8th Apr '18 9:59:09 PM buckykattlove
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*Averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Law and Order:Special Victims Unit}}''. Casey turns around and speaks in low tones during a trial to prove that a witness could not have overheard a dialogue carried on some distance away in a crowded room. Indeed, no one could hear what Casey had said in the courtroom.
6th Apr '18 7:59:33 AM Kamiguy123
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. After [[BigBad Lord Shen]] has shot Po with a cannon, he sails his ships to open sea in order to conquer all of China. Then he sees Po atop a roof far away. Po stands heroically and then starts giving an inspiring speech... [[RealityEnsues except no one can hear him]]. After a few confused "What?"'s, Shen gives up trying to understand Po and just orders his troops to fire.

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* Subverted Hilariously subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. After [[BigBad Lord Shen]] has shot Po with a cannon, he sails his ships to open sea in order to conquer all of China. Then he sees Po atop a roof far away. Po stands heroically and then starts giving an inspiring speech... [[RealityEnsues except no one can hear him]]. After a few confused "What?"'s, Shen gives up trying to understand Po and just orders his troops to fire.
18th Feb '18 2:52:54 PM Nyansu
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This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, as the audience needs to be able to hear what the characters are saying in order to understand the plot, and it would be tedious for a character to repeat what they're saying because they weren't heard cleary the first time.

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This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, as the audience needs to be able to hear what the characters are saying in order to understand the plot, and it would be tedious for a character to repeat what they're saying they said because they weren't heard cleary the first time.
18th Feb '18 2:51:59 PM Nyansu
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This is an AcceptableBreakFromReality, as the audience needs to be able to hear what the characters are saying in order to understand the plot, and it would be tedious for a character to repeat what they're saying because they weren't heard cleary the first time.
28th Oct '17 12:06:26 PM Actua11y
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* The ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls arc in DC's [[{{ComicBook/New52}} New 52]] culminated in ''Batman #11'', an excerpt of which serves as the trope image for this page. That panel isn't a fluke: all throughout a fight involving screaming jet engines, explosions, and men getting punched through brick walls, [[spoiler:Lincoln March]] keeps up a steady stream of convoluted conversation regarding his back story.

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* The ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls arc in DC's [[{{ComicBook/New52}} New 52]] culminated in ''Batman #11'', an excerpt of which serves as the trope image for this page. That panel isn't a fluke: all throughout a fight involving screaming jet engines, explosions, and men getting punched through brick walls, [[spoiler:Lincoln March]] keeps up a steady stream of convoluted conversation regarding his back story.backstory.



* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Part 2, Marty is hiding in the back of Biff's car while Biff is driving. Marty is talking to the Doc on a walkie-talkie. At first it seems to be an example of this trope when you wonder how could Biff not hear him, he is talking so loudly. However, it turns out to be FridgeBrilliance and an aversion - we are hearing from Marty's point of view, but the car is an open top convertible and Biff would have the wind in his ears.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' Part 2, Marty is hiding in the back of Biff's car while Biff is driving. Marty is talking to the Doc on a walkie-talkie. At first first, it seems to be an example of this trope when you wonder how could Biff not hear him, he is talking so loudly. However, it turns out to be FridgeBrilliance and an aversion - we are hearing from Marty's point of view, but the car is an open top convertible and Biff would have the wind in his ears.



* In ''Film/JerryMaguire'', Dorothy is able to eavesdrop on a quiet converstion Jerry is having on an airplane while the engines are running, despite sitting in a completely different section.

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* In ''Film/JerryMaguire'', Dorothy is able to eavesdrop on a quiet converstion conversation Jerry is having on an airplane while the engines are running, despite sitting in a completely different section.



* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie features a climax where hero and villain are indeed hanging off a speeding helicopter. Following just behind a TGV Bullet Train travelling hundreds of kilometers per hour. In a ''tunnel''. Given this it's probably just as well Ethan Hunt uses visual aids while shouting [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "Red Light! Green Light!"]], so that [[spoiler: Phelps]] can properly recognize things are about to get a little [[StuffBlowingUp 'splody.]]

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* The first ''Film/MissionImpossible'' movie features a climax where hero and villain are indeed hanging off a speeding helicopter. Following just behind a TGV Bullet Train travelling hundreds of kilometers per hour. In a ''tunnel''. Given this this, it's probably just as well Ethan Hunt uses visual aids while shouting [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "Red Light! Green Light!"]], so that [[spoiler: Phelps]] can properly recognize things are about to get a little [[StuffBlowingUp 'splody.]]



** Averted in at least one other Star Trek novel, during which Worf and Data are riding on top of high-speed vehicles. Worf is able to hear Data, who is sitting in front of him, but Worf is unable to reply because of the sound travelling backwards at such high speeds.

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** Averted in at least one other Star Trek novel, during which Worf and Data are riding on top of high-speed vehicles. Worf is able to hear Data, who is sitting in front of him, but Worf is unable to reply because of the sound travelling traveling backwards at such high speeds.



* Lampshaded in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'', where it is mentioned that the Dreamlands have their own rules about sound and air.

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* Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath'', where it is mentioned that the Dreamlands have their own rules about sound and air.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' - Averted in the fifth episode of the first season. The gang goes out to a nightclub, and while on the dance floor no one can hear each other, except when there's momentary lulls in the music.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' - Averted in the fifth episode of the first season. The gang goes out to a nightclub, and while on the dance floor no one can hear each other, except when there's there're momentary lulls in the music.



* In the iOS game ''VideoGame/{{Highborn}}'', the characters are often able to talk from across the map. This even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] once:

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* In the iOS game ''VideoGame/{{Highborn}}'', the characters are often able to talk from across the map. This even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{Lampshaded}} once:
14th Oct '17 10:53:55 PM DRCEQ
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* [[TropesAreNotBad For practical purposes when filming the movie]], there were a few scenes in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' where the main characters had to be dubbed over by voice actors because the discotechs were too loud for the actors themselves to hear what the other was saying, let alone the recording equipment and the audience watching the film.
22nd Sep '17 8:07:59 AM PistolsAtDawn
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* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'': Enoby and Vampire manage to have a perfectly nice chat at a rock concert, ''in the mosh pit''. Then they hear Draco crying, again, over the sounds of the mosh pit, and go to ask him what's wrong.
7th Jun '17 6:39:10 PM gneissisnice
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* Averted [[http://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-4-page-51 in this]] ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}} comic. It's hard to understand someone when they're speaking with their back to you.
28th May '17 12:09:02 AM Madrugada
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** The comic might be SFW, the accompanying banner ad probably won't be.
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