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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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* 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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* 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.



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* 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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* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.

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* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.
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* The character performers in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. Though Disney eventually made elaborate puppet heads for certain shows.
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* 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.



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* 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.
8th Jan '16 8:00:53 AM randomsurfer
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* ''WebVideo/StarWarsUncut'': In scenes where the characters from ''Star Wars'' are being played by actual action figures.
26th Nov '15 9:28:45 PM ecuvulle6267
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* On ''Series/{{Brum}}'', Brum often shows he's either speaking or expressing some sort of wild emotion (such as enthusiasm, excitement or panic) by bobbing his suspension, making him rock on both sides. At other times he spins his crank, extends his front flaps, sounds his horn and "waves" by opening and shutting his doors.
** The human characters in the show also utilise this trope, but UpToEleven. Nearly ''all'' of the recurring human cast were {{Large Ham}}s, with the notable exception of the museum owner. ''Brum'''s SignatureStyle was presenting the characters as [[TheVoiceless mute]] while the narrator would say the dialogue, like reading a storybook aloud. Therefore it was imperative that the characters be as hammy as possible.
7th Nov '15 10:24:47 PM nombretomado
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** It's lampshaded in ''RedVsBlue''.

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** It's lampshaded in ''RedVsBlue''.''Machinima/RedVsBlue''.
29th Mar '15 8:57:01 AM StFan
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* The ''WebAnimation/EquestriaGirls'' parody videos, which uses stock art and fanart of the characters, has this.

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* The ''WebAnimation/EquestriaGirls'' ''WebAnimation/{{EQUESTRIA GIRLS}}'' parody videos, which uses stock art and fanart fan-art of the characters, has this.
15th Feb '15 12:53:20 PM MisterKerr
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* Movies made with Microsoft's ''VideoGame/ThreeDMovieMaker'' had all characters doing this, since the technology wasn't good enough in 1995 to allow lip syncing. Much MilkingTheGiantCow action ensues.

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* Movies made with Microsoft's ''VideoGame/ThreeDMovieMaker'' ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDMovieMaker 3D Movie Maker]]'' had all characters doing this, since the technology wasn't good enough in 1995 to allow lip syncing. Much MilkingTheGiantCow action ensues.
15th Feb '15 12:52:54 PM MisterKerr
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* Movies made with Microsoft's ''VideoGame/ThreeDMovieMaker'' had all characters doing this, since the technology wasn't good enough in 1995 to allow lip syncing. Much MilkingTheGiantCow action ensues.
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