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3rd Jun '17 5:38:16 AM john_e
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** The Daleks are prone to this at times. At its best, the rocking is barely noticeable; at its worst, it makes them look rather incontinent. Similar to Cybermen, modern-era Daleks flash the lights on their armor to indicate it instead.

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** The Daleks are prone to this at times. At its best, the rocking is barely noticeable; at its worst, it makes them look rather incontinent. Similar to modern-day Cybermen, modern-era Daleks flash have also always flashed the lights on their armor to indicate it instead.armour.
12th May '17 7:47:42 AM DragonHawk
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Broader version of the HeadBob. If the character only talks through body language, see HeWhoMustNotBeHeard or SilentBob.

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Broader version of the HeadBob. If the character only talks through body language, see HeWhoMustNotBeHeard or SilentBob.
SilentBob. If their mouth only appears when they are talking, they are blessed with SuddenAnatomy.
9th Mar '17 8:13:04 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' [[OffTheShelfVFX uses literal toys for most of its characters]], usually pasting animated mouths onto them. For characters with no clear place to put a mouth, they typically gesticulate in some way as they speak.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' [[OffTheShelfVFX [[OffTheShelfFX uses literal toys for most of its characters]], usually pasting animated mouths onto them. For characters with no clear place to put a mouth, they typically gesticulate in some way as they speak.
9th Mar '17 8:12:41 PM thatother1dude
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* Some sketches on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' use this [[ToyTropes (which is appropriate)]]. Others will paste animated mouths onto the characters.

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* Some sketches on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' use this [[ToyTropes (which is appropriate)]]. Others will paste [[OffTheShelfVFX uses literal toys for most of its characters]], usually pasting animated mouths onto the characters.them. For characters with no clear place to put a mouth, they typically gesticulate in some way as they speak.
3rd Mar '17 4:21:23 AM GojiBiscuits
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** Minecraft fanvideos often turn this UpToEleven, with characters nodding their heads so hard it looks like they might as well snap their necks.
2nd Jul '16 2:35:05 PM JackG
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-->-- ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''

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-->-- ''Plan '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''
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20th May '16 9:13:18 PM MetalKing1417
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* IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice has this. The only way the characters are indicated talking is by shaking the clip-arts around, sometimes to exaggerated effects. With the exception of the Emperor, of course, who can't move at all since he's a skeleton. (Instead, his speech is hinted by his eyepiece glowing.) As of season 2, some characters have their artwork articulated to let them gestulate.
16th May '16 3:44:07 PM ThatBitterTase
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace The Wheel In Space]]", the Cybermen indicate they are speaking by rocking their entire upper bodies back and forth. Their air of menace rather suffers as a result.
** The Daleks are prone to this at times. At its best, the rocking is barely noticeable; at its worst, it makes them look rather incontinent.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace The Wheel In Space]]", the Cybermen indicate they are speaking by rocking their entire upper bodies back and forth. Their air of menace rather suffers as a result.
result. Modern-era Cybermen lean more towards flashing lights in their mouths.
** The Daleks are prone to this at times. At its best, the rocking is barely noticeable; at its worst, it makes them look rather incontinent. Similar to Cybermen, modern-era Daleks flash the lights on their armor to indicate it instead.
23rd Apr '16 5:40:13 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

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-->-- '''Plan ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''
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[[folder: Film]]
* Speaking of not being very menacing (at all), there's the titular aliens from the 50's classic (and [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E07RobotMonster MST3K ep]]) ''Film/RobotMonster''. The Ro-Men, looking for all the world like a guy in a gorilla suit wearing a space helmet flailed around wildly while speaking.

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[[folder: Film]]
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* Speaking All the time on ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC''. Then again, most of not being the cast are action figures...
* The characters in ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' are made to bob up and down and wiggle about when talking for comedic purposes, even though each has a
very menacing (at all), there's distinctive voice. This is made more visible by the titular aliens from puppets' arms, which are sewn to their bodies by the 50's classic (and [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E07RobotMonster MST3K ep]]) ''Film/RobotMonster''. The Ro-Men, looking for all the world like a guy in a gorilla suit wearing a space helmet flailed shoulders and flap around wildly while speaking. comically when the character moves.
* ''WebVideo/StarWarsUncut'': In scenes where the characters from ''Star Wars'' are being played by actual action figures.



[[folder: Live Action TV]]

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[[folder: Live Action [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Speaking of not being very menacing (at all), there's the titular aliens from the 50's classic (and [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E07RobotMonster MST3K ep]]) ''Film/RobotMonster''. The Ro-Men, looking for all the world like a guy in a gorilla suit wearing a space helmet flailed around wildly while speaking.
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[[folder: Other]]
* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.

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[[folder: Other]]
* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.
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[[folder: Video Games]]

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[[folder: Video [[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.
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[[folder:Video
Games]]




[[folder: Web Original]]
* All the time on ''[[WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC I'm A Marvel And I'm A DC]]''. Then again, most of the cast are action figures...
* Most all {{Machinima}} resorts to this in some way.
** It's lampshaded in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
--> Do we really bob our heads up and down all the time when we talk? God, that looks stupid.
* Since nearly the entire cast of ''[[http://www.gearandclip.com The Adventures of Mr. Gear and Clippy]]'' (with the exceptions of a few 'humanoid' characters) are a bunch of anthropomorphic objects with InvisibleAnatomy, the characters tend to shake when they speak, though usually there are speech bubbles to let us know they're talking anyway. Mr. Gear sometimes even turns when he's not speaking, often at times during pauses in the dialogue (after which he will say something in response to Clippy's latest antics, or the villain's crazy behavior).

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\n[[folder: Web Original]]\n* All the time on ''[[WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC I'm A Marvel And I'm A DC]]''. Then again, most of the cast are action figures...\n[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Most all {{Machinima}} resorts to this in some way.
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way. It's lampshaded in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
--> Do -->"Do we really bob our heads up and down all the time when we talk? God, that looks stupid.
* Since nearly the entire cast of ''[[http://www.gearandclip.com The Adventures of Mr. Gear and Clippy]]'' (with the exceptions of a few 'humanoid' characters) are a bunch of anthropomorphic objects with InvisibleAnatomy, the characters tend to shake when they speak, though usually there are speech bubbles to let us know they're talking anyway. Mr. Gear sometimes even turns when he's not speaking, often at times during pauses in the dialogue (after which he will say something in response to Clippy's latest antics, or the villain's crazy behavior).
stupid."



* The characters in ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' are made to bob up and down and wiggle about when talking for comedic purposes, even though each has a very distinctive voice. This is made more visible by the puppets' arms, which are sewn to their bodies by the shoulders and flap around comically when the character moves.
* ''WebVideo/StarWarsUncut'': In scenes where the characters from ''Star Wars'' are being played by actual action figures.



[[folder:Web Original]]
* Since nearly the entire cast of ''[[http://www.gearandclip.com The Adventures of Mr. Gear and Clippy]]'' (with the exceptions of a few "humanoid" characters) are a bunch of anthropomorphic objects with InvisibleAnatomy, the characters tend to shake when they speak, though usually there are speech bubbles to let us know they're talking anyway. Mr. Gear sometimes even turns when he's not speaking, often at times during pauses in the dialogue (after which he will say something in response to Clippy's latest antics, or the villain's crazy behavior).
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNOW Action League NOW]]''. Again, justified in that the cast is all action figures.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNOW Action League NOW]]''.''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNOW''. Again, justified in that the cast is all action figures.
6th Apr '16 8:04:03 PM PreciousTerrestrials
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* In ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' the Watchdogs' irises pulsate whenever they speak.
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