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26th Jun '16 4:44:44 PM DanaO
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** When Lucy meets Natsu and Happy for the first time, she goes into detail explaining to them what guilds are and that she wants to join the most popular guild around (the eponymous Fairy Tail guild), and then laughs it all off as something the two wouldn't be interested in. She doesn't realize until later that the two are ''from'' the guild she's trying to join. Granted, Lucy doesn't refer to Fairy Tail by name in her description, and Natsu and Happy really don't seem very interested in what she has to say, but considering how ''everyone'' in the series seems to know what guilds are (in fact, there probably isn't a character in the series who ''hasn't'' heard of Fairy Tail) it's all the more obvious that she's explaining it to the audience.

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** When Lucy meets Natsu and Happy for the first time, she goes into detail explaining to them what guilds are and that she wants to join the most popular guild around (the eponymous Fairy Tail guild), and then laughs it all off as something the two wouldn't be interested in. She doesn't realize until later that the two are ''from'' the guild she's trying to join. Granted, Lucy doesn't refer to Fairy Tail by name in her description, and Natsu and Happy really don't seem very interested in what she has to say, but considering how ''everyone'' in the series seems to know what guilds are (in fact, there probably isn't a character in the series who ''hasn't'' heard of Fairy Tail) it's all the more obvious that she's explaining it to the audience. This comes off a touch better in retrospect once Lucy's educated but sheltered backstory is known, as at the time she probably ''wouldn't'' know just what the average citizen knows and has reason to expect there are a lot of topics she'd know more about (this just isn't one of them). And while the city they're in does get mage traffic the plot implies it's well off the beaten path for guild members.


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* ''Manga/CaseClosed'' has frequent recaps in the manga due to the chapter format and original magazine publication. While it's both an established convention for mysteries and believable for a detective at ''some'' point to sketch out the case, suspects and evidence, at times this ends up happening multiple times to an identical audience in a remarkably short period of in-universe time. And as in this series the detective doing the recap is rarely a major factor in the investigation s/he may not even know about developments in the case and have anything new to say, or be audibly working anything out.
** Men in Black at times do the same thing (explain their plans and situational knowledge to each other) when they show up, usually about things they've long since communicated with each other previously and more securely. While going over the plan isn't unreasonable, especially as "the plan" often involves somebody being killed, at times this also gets suspiciously repetitive. Sometimes even those ends up as plausible, because their ''modus operandi'' includes constantly testing to see if somebody's aware of their existence or the details of their discussions - but at times the degree of "first talk about plan B so that if plan A then fails and it wasn't a fluke we'll have a plan C for whomever knew about A" thinking raises the question of whether they're ever seriously trying to accomplish any plan A to start with.
3rd Jun '16 1:53:20 PM MajinAkuma
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* In the first chapter ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Sakura and Shaolan tell each other how they first met and for how long they've been friends, obviously to fill in the reader on their backstory.

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* In the first chapter ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Sakura and Shaolan tell each other how they first met and for how long they've been friends, obviously to fill in the reader on their backstory. In this case, they are simply revelling in memories.


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** In the third episode of the [[Anime/YuGiOh second anime]], Yugi and Jonouchi revel in memories of how they became friends. Since the anime skipped almost everything of the first ''seven'' volumes, it is the only way to explain what happened in chapter 1.
3rd Jun '16 1:16:59 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]'', and ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]''. Every time an effect is activated, the player has to explain exactly what it does -- sometimes more than once for the same card in the same duel in the same episode. [[TruthInTelevision Either this is because most players do this in real life, or it caused most players to do this in real life]]. The Chicken or the Egg? Strictly speaking, this is actually a rule of the game. Made no less funny when Kaiba lampshaded it as unnecessary in The Movie, [[HypocriticalHumor then explained it anyway]].
* In the first two episodes of ''Anime/SailorMoon S'', the Professor retells his plan to Kaolinite for the audience's benefit, even though she, as his second in command, should already know it in the first episode and definitely knows by the second.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]'', and ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]''. Every In the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, every time an effect is activated, the player has to explain exactly what it does -- sometimes more than once for the same card in the same duel in the same episode. [[TruthInTelevision Either this is because most players do this in real life, or it caused most players to do this in real life]]. The Chicken or the Egg? Strictly speaking, this is actually a rule of the game. Made no less funny when Kaiba lampshaded it as unnecessary in The Movie, [[HypocriticalHumor then explained it anyway]].
* In the first two episodes of ''Anime/SailorMoon S'', the Professor retells his plan to Kaolinite for the audience's benefit, even though she, as his second in command, second-in-command, should already know it in the first episode and definitely knows by the second.
8th May '16 1:24:34 AM smalltime
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* Many ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' episodes and movies have the gang expositing why they're in or on their way to some place.
6th May '16 10:20:18 PM Doug86
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* Lampshaded in [[http://antiheroforhire.com/d/20091002.html this]] ''AntiheroForHire'': "I'm just making sure we're on the same page."

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* Lampshaded in [[http://antiheroforhire.com/d/20091002.html this]] ''AntiheroForHire'': ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'': "I'm just making sure we're on the same page."
29th Apr '16 2:57:07 AM Caspoi
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** In the second game it's played with, as Atton and the player character are MrExposition back and forth to each other about the events of the first game, which the player can either agree with or correct and explain what really happened. This is used by Bioware to avoid having to make use of an OldSaveBonus to maintain consistency with the somewhat customizable nature of the plot of the first game.

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** In the second game it's played with, as Atton and the player character are MrExposition back and forth to each other about the events of the first game, which the player can either agree with or correct and explain what really happened. This is used by Bioware Obsidian to avoid having to make use of an OldSaveBonus to maintain consistency with the somewhat customizable nature of the plot of the first game.
26th Apr '16 2:32:18 PM Mullon
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* Played with all over the place in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. Aquaman asks an Atlantian historian about Superman's rise to power, something that is common knowledge. When the historian is confused, Aquaman explains that a recap might help him gain a new perspective for his upcoming diplomatic talks. [[spoiler: In actuality, Aquaman is from an alternate dimension and has no clue as to how Superman took over the world. Further complicating the matter, the tie-in comics suggest that the historian was actually the Martian Manhunter in disguise, who would have telepathically known this.]]

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* Played with all over the place in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. Aquaman asks an Atlantian historian about Superman's rise to power, something that is common knowledge. When the historian is confused, Aquaman explains that a recap might help him gain a new perspective for his upcoming diplomatic talks. [[spoiler: In actuality, Aquaman is from an alternate dimension and has no clue as to how Superman took over the world. Further complicating the matter, the tie-in comics suggest that the historian was actually the Martian Manhunter in disguise, who would have telepathically known this.]]
23rd Apr '16 10:53:55 AM Goldfritha
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* In Creator/{{Aristophanes}}'s ''The Wasps'', one guard does this to the annoyance of the other, until the first points out that the audience doesn't know. Arguably an UnbuiltTrope as it was deconstructed, still among the first known examples.

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* In Creator/{{Aristophanes}}'s ''The Wasps'', one guard does this to the annoyance of the other, until the first points out that the audience doesn't know. Arguably an UnbuiltTrope as it was deconstructed, still among the first known examples. On the other hand, given that Aristophanes is the only comic playwright whose work has survived, may indicate it was ''already'' an Undead Horse trope.
17th Apr '16 7:58:58 PM Nohbody
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** The mainline ''Trauma Center'' games also have the nurses, Angie and Elena. While some players [[StopHelpingMe find them annoying and redundant]], they're actually a justified example. As Elena points out at one point, it's they job to know what has to happen during the procedure, so the surgeon can focus on actually doing it.

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** The mainline ''Trauma Center'' games also have the nurses, Angie and Elena. While some players [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper find them annoying and redundant]], they're actually a justified example. As Elena points out at one point, it's they job to know what has to happen during the procedure, so the surgeon can focus on actually doing it.
24th Mar '16 8:43:06 PM Shaid
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* PlayedForLaughs and abused to hell and back in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChinaIL'', where advice on picking up women (gaining her trust with the phrase "I know. And if you want, you can talk to me.") leads Frank into a Soap Opera-esque LoveTriangle between a SouthernBelle and her scarred sister. The two feud endlessly while spouting exposition to each other, but it's directed at Frank as they repeatedly use the phrase "AsYouKnow." Frank, however, (and by extension the audience) ''doesn't know anything'', so the feud becomes very confusing and unsettling.
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