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3rd Sep '17 5:28:47 PM C2
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Normally averted. The Crystal Gems are for a long stretch of the series not keen on explaining their history to Steven, so it's only through subtle clues in the background and some very easy to miss bits of dialogue that there's more going on than it seems. Since the series is largely from his point of view, Steven typically only gets the finer details explained when the audience would be completely lost otherwise. Some very brief recaps are given to him in plot-important episodes, both to remind any viewers on obscure events that could have happened dozens of episodes ago, or more commonly the excuse that as an excitable kid, he needs a few nudges to catch him up to speed. It also helps that the series is structured in such a way that we learn the situation bit by bit instead of the backstory being known from the start. ''The whole premise'' isn't known right away, is revealed in bits, and makes the story much darker once we do know just ''why'' this kid lives with these three {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and occasionally must warp around to things we didn't understand at the time while fighting weird monsters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Normally averted. The Crystal Gems are for a long stretch of the series not keen on explaining their history to Steven, so it's only through subtle clues in the background and some very easy to miss bits of dialogue that there's more going on than it seems. Since the series is largely from his point of view, Steven typically only gets the finer details explained when the audience would be completely lost otherwise. Some very brief recaps are given to him in plot-important episodes, both to remind any viewers on obscure events that could have happened dozens of episodes ago, or more commonly the excuse that as an excitable kid, he needs a few nudges to catch him up to speed. It also helps that the series is structured in such a way that we learn the situation bit by bit instead of the backstory being known from the start. ''The whole premise'' isn't known right away, is revealed in bits, and makes the story much darker once we do know just ''why'' this kid lives with these three {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s and occasionally must warp around to things we didn't understand at the time while fighting weird monsters.
16th Aug '17 1:03:01 PM TompaDompa
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* In ''Film/SmilesOfASummerNight'', Fredrik's coworkers quickly summarize the characters' backstories and relationships to each other at the beginning of the film.
12th Aug '17 1:59:01 PM ngh93
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* Lampshaded in the pilot movie of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand:'' one of Zurg's not-particularly-bright scientists is called on to tell Zurg how things are going. He then explains in some detail how they believe that [[spoiler:since the Unimind allows the [=LGMs=] to share a HiveMind, they should be able to alter it to give Zurg mental control over other people]]. Zurg replies "You're telling me my plan. I already ''know'' my plan. I made up the plan. [[OverlyLongGag It's MY plan]]. What I ''DON'T'' KNOW, is how close you are to [[ChewingTheScenery ACCOMPLISHING MY PLAN!"]]

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* Lampshaded in the pilot movie of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand:'' one of Zurg's not-particularly-bright scientists is called on to tell Zurg how things are going. He then explains in some detail how they believe that [[spoiler:since the Unimind allows the [=LGMs=] to share a HiveMind, they should be able to alter it to give Zurg mental control over other people]]. Zurg replies "You're replies:
-->'''Zurg''': You're
telling me my plan. I already ''know'' my plan. I made up the plan. [[OverlyLongGag It's MY plan]]. What I ''DON'T'' KNOW, is how close you are to [[ChewingTheScenery ACCOMPLISHING MY PLAN!"]]PLAN!]]
6th Aug '17 4:13:47 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9283538/7/The-Black-Star The Black Star]]'':
-->'''Sirius:''' Harry, there's something I want to talk about. Since the end of your third year we have met in secret so I could train you both magically as well as regarding pureblood culture and everything you need to know to be a lord of your house.
2nd Aug '17 12:25:27 PM JoeMerl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality" begins this way, with [[TheSmartGuy Dipper]] telling [[ManChild Soos]] and [[CoolBigSis Wendy]] [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what happened]] in Part 1 and that they're currently trying to save [[TheHeart Mabel]], despite the two of them already knowing this.
25th Jul '17 2:16:04 PM Prometheus117
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* {{Averted}} in ''Film/EvilDead2013'', as significant bits of exposition are given to the audience in the form of the other characters telling David things he bloody well ''should'' know about his sister Mia like her drug habits, but doesn't because he ran off and left her alone with their mother who was suffering with dementia, the issues of which led her to becoming addicted in the first place.
25th Jul '17 6:16:24 AM Viira
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The ''Recall'' trailer starts off like this, with Winston sending a message to his old teammates asking them to get back together. He initially plans on making a grand dramatic speech recounting the history of Overwatch, but stops half-way through when he dejectedly sighs that they already know all of this, so instead he cuts to the chase: "The world is going to hell without us, I think we should do something about it, who's in?"

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The ''Recall'' ''Are You With Us'' trailer starts off like this, with Winston sending a message to his old teammates asking them to get back together. He initially plans on making a grand dramatic speech recounting the history of Overwatch, but stops half-way through when he dejectedly sighs that they already know all of this, so instead he cuts to the chase: "The world is going to hell without us, I think we should do something about it, who's in?"
21st Jul '17 3:14:11 PM Qrow
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': The ''Recall'' trailer starts off like this, with Winston sending a message to his old teammates asking them to get back together. He initially plans on making a grand dramatic speech recounting the history of Overwatch, but stops half-way through when he dejectedly sighs that they already know all of this, so instead he cuts to the chase: "The world is going to hell without us, I think we should do something about it, who's in?"
19th Jul '17 11:25:13 AM MCanter89
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Although writers try to avoid this by using TheWatson (since not explaining anything sometimes results in the audience being too busy trying to figure out what's going on to enjoy the show), [[TropesAreTools using this trope is not always a bad thing.]] Also, the most common alternative is to [[EasyAmnesia give the protagonist amnesia]] so he ''doesn't'' know, which isn't really considered a better option. The IdiotHero and FishOutOfWater are also acceptable tropes to employ to make this trope more believable, though shoehorning in such a character may be worse. A third form is to have two characters comparing information to each be sure that the other does in fact know. A fourth is to have the characters have an argument, since arguments are among the few real-life situations in which people remind each other of things they both already know.[[note]]"How could you do X? You know perfectly well that Y..."[[/note]] BreakingTheFourthWall to have the characters know they are informing the audience is OlderThanFeudalism in its own right, but obviously suitable only for broadly comic works.

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Although writers try to avoid this by using TheWatson (since not explaining anything sometimes results in the audience being too busy trying to figure out what's going on to enjoy the show), [[TropesAreTools using this trope is not always a bad thing.]] thing]]. Also, the most common alternative is to [[EasyAmnesia give the protagonist amnesia]] so he ''doesn't'' know, which isn't really considered a better option. The IdiotHero and FishOutOfWater are also acceptable tropes to employ to make this trope more believable, though shoehorning in such a character may be worse. A third form is to have two characters comparing information to each be sure that the other does in fact know. A fourth is to have the characters have an argument, since arguments are among the few real-life situations in which people remind each other of things they both already know.[[note]]"How could you do X? You know perfectly well that Y..."[[/note]] BreakingTheFourthWall to have the characters know they are informing the audience is OlderThanFeudalism in its own right, but obviously suitable only for broadly comic works.



** Lampshaded and Played for Laughs. As Rayleigh limited Luffy's access to the outside world during his two years of training, Luffy, and, by extension, us, missed out on several major events in ''One Piece'' universe. Notable events are [[spoiler: the fall of every island of Whitebeard, the Battle between Akainu and Aokiji, Aokiji's resignation and Akainu's promotion to Fleet Admiral, Sengoku and Garp's resignation, Law and Buggy as the new Warlords of the Sea, the new danger to the Devil Fruit users, Blackbeard's usurping of Whitebeard's Four Emperors seat, his crew's rise to power, the moves of the Revolutionaries, and most notably ''how exactly'' [[CurbStompBattle Blackbeard usurped the above mentioned seat]]]]. But, these above events changed the power of the world so much, that these are household talks. Quoth Usopp:

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** Lampshaded and Played for Laughs. As Rayleigh limited Luffy's access to the outside world during his two years of training, Luffy, and, by extension, us, missed out on several major events in ''One Piece'' universe. Notable events are [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the fall of every island of Whitebeard, the Battle between Akainu and Aokiji, Aokiji's resignation and Akainu's promotion to Fleet Admiral, Sengoku and Garp's resignation, Law and Buggy as the new Warlords of the Sea, the new danger to the Devil Fruit users, Blackbeard's usurping of Whitebeard's Four Emperors seat, his crew's rise to power, the moves of the Revolutionaries, and most notably ''how exactly'' [[CurbStompBattle Blackbeard usurped the above mentioned seat]]]]. seat]].]] But, these above events changed the power of the world so much, that these are household talks. Quoth Usopp:



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Mostly averted since the 104th Trainee Corps would logically have explained things to them for the first time during training and at the start of service in their branch. At one point, though, the DrillSergeantNasty yells at Connie for screwing up the salute ("I've already explained to you that the salute represents..."). Going by what it represents (see StrangeSalute) he likely [[TheDitz thought his heart was on the right side of his chest.]]

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': Mostly averted since the 104th Trainee Corps would logically have explained things to them for the first time during training and at the start of service in their branch. At one point, though, the DrillSergeantNasty yells at Connie for screwing up the salute ("I've already explained to you that the salute represents..."). Going by what it represents (see StrangeSalute) StrangeSalute), he likely [[TheDitz thought his heart was on the right side of his chest.]]chest]].



** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage'' has Yen Sid recapping the events of ''Birth by Sleep'' and Xehanort's plot from ''Dream Drop Distance'', something Riku and Mickey are aware of. However, it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]]- he's also explaining it to [[spoiler:Kairi]], who wasn't around and therefore needs to be brought up to speed.

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** ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage'' has Yen Sid recapping the events of ''Birth by Sleep'' and Xehanort's plot from ''Dream Drop Distance'', something Riku and Mickey are aware of. However, it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]]- justified]] -- he's also explaining it to [[spoiler:Kairi]], who wasn't around and therefore needs to be brought up to speed.



* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'', when [[spoiler: you are playing as Jack Kelso]], the receptionist at his place of work tells him where to find his own office.

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* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'', when [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you are playing as Jack Kelso]], the receptionist at his place of work tells him where to find his own office.



* In ''VideoGame/MindJack'', {{Deuteragonist}} Rebecca Weiss exposits at one point about the mind-hacking technology that the main character ''has been using the entire game''. [[spoiler:Part of this exposition is that [[{{Foreshadowing}} someone who's being mind-hacked is entirely unaware that they've been mind-hacked in the first place.]]]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MindJack'', {{Deuteragonist}} Rebecca Weiss exposits at one point about the mind-hacking technology that the main character ''has been using the entire game''. [[spoiler:Part of this exposition is that [[{{Foreshadowing}} someone who's being mind-hacked is entirely unaware that they've been mind-hacked in the first place.]]]]place]].]]






'''Polish'' Tak, autobus przyjeżdża o dziewiątej.

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'''Polish'' '''Polish:''' Tak, autobus przyjeżdża o dziewiątej.\\



16th Jul '17 6:01:05 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Literature/Timeline}}'': This is used frequently, with the exact words, all throughout the book.
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