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30th Apr '16 3:29:38 PM Assassin-sensei
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* The aliens in ''[[VideoGame/FranksAdventure Frank's Adventure 3]]'' can for whatever reason speak fluent English.
27th Apr '16 11:51:11 PM meanmetalmario
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** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]], the Kraang need their robotic suits to speak English, and even then they can't speak it very well. The sole exception is Kraang Sub-Prime, who speaks English fluently even without a suit, and is seen complaining that after all these years on Earth, he is the only Kraang who actually bothered to learn it.

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** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]], the Kraang need their robotic suits to speak English, and even then [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment they can't speak it very well. well]]. The sole exception is [[Creator/GilbertGottfried Kraang Sub-Prime, Sub-Prime]], who speaks English fluently even without a suit, and is seen complaining that after all these thousands of years on Earth, he is the only Kraang who actually bothered to learn it.
24th Apr '16 12:35:55 PM meanmetalmario
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** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 series]], the Kraang need their robotic suits to speak English, and even then they can't speak it very well. The sole exception is Kraang Sub-Prime, who speaks English fluently even without a suit, and is seen complaining that after all these years on Earth, he is the only Kraang who actually bothered to learn it.
16th Apr '16 10:20:21 AM PaulA
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* A planet-bound version in ''Literature/PhoenixInShadow'', where the protagonists discover a lost realm in a remote valley that's been cut off from the rest of the world for thousands of years, but everyone in it speaks the same language as the protagonists. The protagonists note how unlikely this is, and it turns out to be a hint that the valley isn't as cut off as most of its inhabitants believe.
13th Apr '16 11:07:33 AM Rytex
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* In Team Four Star's ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Nail and "Little Green" (Dende) converse in Namekian until Nail realizes that Dende brought Krillin with him.
-->'''Nail''': ''(in Namekian)'' It seems then that we must speak in the Universal language. ''(in English)'' English.
23rd Mar '16 9:12:53 AM ObsidianFire
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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' went to some trouble to justify the trope. The aliens (who in this case are the viewpoint characters for most of the first two acts) [[AliensStealCable learn English from TV]], but the process of deciphering the signal to make it useable on their equipment is briefly addressed[[note]]it's basically reverse [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_Phreaking Van Eck phreaking]], if you were wondering[[/note]] and they're also [[GenreSavvy specifically looking for TV programming aimed at preschoolers]]. They also have a SubspaceAnsible and the linguistics departments of every university in their home solar system working on the problem full-time.

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* ''Fanfic/TheNextFrontier'' went to some trouble to justify the trope. The aliens (who in this case are the viewpoint characters for most of the first two acts) [[AliensStealCable learn English from TV]], but the process of deciphering the signal to make it useable on their equipment is briefly addressed[[note]]it's basically reverse [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_Phreaking Van Eck phreaking]], if you were wondering[[/note]] and they're also [[GenreSavvy specifically looking for TV programming aimed at preschoolers]].preschoolers. They also have a SubspaceAnsible and the linguistics departments of every university in their home solar system working on the problem full-time.
8th Feb '16 12:55:22 AM Anddrix
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* Everyone in ''Film/JupiterAscending'' speaks English and it is never even [[HandWave handwaved away]]. It gets to the point where even the writing in the alien spaceships and bureaucratic offices is in English.

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* Everyone in ''Film/JupiterAscending'' not from Earth speaks English and it is never even [[HandWave handwaved away]]. It gets to the point where even the writing in the alien spaceships and bureaucratic offices is in English. A bit jarring, since even Jupiter's family doesn't exclusively speak English.
4th Feb '16 10:45:50 AM Dontfollowmeman
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*''Series/MockTheWeek'', ''Scenes We'd Like To See'', Lines You Wouldn't Hear in A Sci-Fi Film:
-->'''Hugh Dennis''': Yes, we aliens learned English by [[AliensStealCable listening to your radio broadcasts!]]
6th Jan '16 8:21:14 PM BreadBull
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* Virtually everyone can understand each other in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Native Martians speak English, Omicronians speak English, Neutrals speak English, it goes on. This is lampshaded in the sixth season episode, "Mobius Dick", when the Planet Express crew travels to a foreign planet to pick up a statue, written in English.

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* Virtually everyone can understand each other in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Native Martians speak English, Omicronians speak English, Neutrals speak English, it goes on. Perhaps more impressively, although English changed a ''lot'' in the last 1000 years, it proceeds to stay the same for the next 1000. This is lampshaded in the sixth season episode, "Mobius Dick", when the Planet Express crew travels to a foreign planet to pick up a statue, written in English.
28th Dec '15 11:33:43 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is very guilty of this. The Crystal Gems have been living relatively close to humans for thousands of years, so they have reason to speak Earth languages (English in particular because their base is on the Northeastern Seaboard). But the Homeworld Gems have been seperated from Earth for almost 6000 years and somehow also speak English, which had not been invented until under 2000 years ago. Unless English is the gems' native language and was taught to humans for convenience.

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* The Crystal Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is very guilty of this. The Crystal Gems have been living relatively close to humans for thousands of years, so they have reason to speak Earth languages (English in particular because their base is on the Northeastern Seaboard). But the Homeworld Gems have been seperated separated from Earth for almost 6000 years and somehow also speak English, which had not been invented until under 2000 years ago. Unless English is the gems' native language and was taught to humans for convenience. ago.
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