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9th Apr '18 8:45:24 PM nombretomado
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* Your engineer and personal shopkeeper in ''Franchise/RedFaction Guerrilla'', Samanya, is all about this trope. Because you'll be popping in to buy upgrades roughly every twenty to forty minutes throughout the campaign, the game feels that this is a good time to remind you of vital plot points. Unfortunately this can lead to Sam telling you that the Hydra is coming and that we're all [[DoomyDoomsofDoom doomed]] about thirty times, and the player character Mason demonstrates repeatedly through his actions that he's aware of the plot points in question.

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* Your engineer and personal shopkeeper in ''Franchise/RedFaction Guerrilla'', ''VideoGame/RedFactionGuerrilla'', Samanya, is all about this trope. Because you'll be popping in to buy upgrades roughly every twenty to forty minutes throughout the campaign, the game feels that this is a good time to remind you of vital plot points. Unfortunately this can lead to Sam telling you that the Hydra is coming and that we're all [[DoomyDoomsofDoom doomed]] about thirty times, and the player character Mason demonstrates repeatedly through his actions that he's aware of the plot points in question.
7th Apr '18 6:49:24 PM frankcuzzo
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* The Sports Championships, events like the Olympics, or sports that are not usually on Network TV can do this throughout the broadcast. While rule changes, late injuries, or time (in the non-annual events like The World Cup, Olympics, or Commonwealth Games) justifies this to a point, the broadcast has to balancing this from [[Main/ViewersAreMorons completely dumbing down the product]].

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* The Sports Championships, events like the Olympics, or sports that are not usually on Network TV can do this throughout the broadcast. While rule changes, late injuries, or time (in the non-annual events like The World Cup, Olympics, Ryder Cup, or Commonwealth Games) justifies this to a point, the broadcast has to balancing this from [[Main/ViewersAreMorons completely dumbing down the product]].
7th Apr '18 6:46:54 PM frankcuzzo
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* The Sports Championships, events like the Olympics, or sports that are not usually on Network TV can do this throughout the broadcast. While rule changes, late injuries, or time (in the non-annual events like The World Cup, Olympics, or Commonwealth Games) justifies this to a point, the broadcast has to balancing this from [[Main/ViewersAreMorons completely dumbing down the product]].
** The worst offenders can be during pre-game shows that can last longer then the event themselves. Those viewers are usually [[Main/ViewersAreGeniuses way into the event.]]
5th Apr '18 6:27:07 PM crazysamaritan
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* In ''Literature/TheFurtherAdventuresOfBatman'', the short story "Literature/SubwayJack" has Bruce explaining rather obvious things to Alfred, such as mud getting tracked in by the murderer, who then treats him to [[ServileSnarker a bit of snark]].
26th Mar '18 10:05:24 AM rjd1922
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* "You have just plugged a device into the audio jack."

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* "You have just plugged a device into the audio jack."
19th Mar '18 5:00:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Also, in the first game, there are limits to what the first NPC will tell you before even he starts to think it's stupid. Specifically, he'll react to your not recognising the name of the ship you're on (which the player can only guess at that point and so may well ask about).

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** Also, in the first game, there are limits to what the first NPC will tell you before even he starts to think it's stupid. Specifically, he'll react to your not recognising the name of the ship you're on (which the player can only guess at that point and so may well ask about).about) by asking if you'd recently suffered a head injury.
14th Mar '18 5:11:07 PM Xtifr
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It was ridiculously common in post-World War II literature, to the point that readers expected it and could become confused if the writer left it out. This might be the most universal trope found in postwar literature; you find it in works by everyone from Creator/GeorgeOrwell to Barbara Cartland to Rex Stout. (One wonders which one of the three would be most insulted by that grouping.)

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It was ridiculously common in post-World War II literature, to the point that readers expected it and could become confused if the writer left it out. This might be the most universal trope found in postwar literature; you find it in works by everyone from Creator/GeorgeOrwell to Barbara Cartland Creator/BarbaraCartland to Rex Stout.Creator/RexStout. (One wonders which one of the three would be most insulted by that grouping.)
26th Feb '18 3:35:25 AM Andyroid
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople''. When Strong Bad tries to run the Race to the End of the Race in disguise as Homestar, he can ask Coach Z to explain the rules. Coach Z refuses because Homestar should already know the rules, having trained for weeks beforehand.

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* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'': Subverted in ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople''. "Homestar Ruiner". When Strong Bad tries to run the Race to the End of the Race in disguise as Homestar, he can ask asks Coach Z to explain the rules. Coach Z refuses because Homestar should already know the rules, having trained for weeks beforehand. As a result, Strong Bad (and the player) is forced to blunder through all three obstacles without instruction, and between that and Strong Bad being out of shape he does horribly.
20th Feb '18 10:43:00 PM DrFraud
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* The final case in ''{{Series/Murder She Wrote}} 2: Return to Cabot Cove'' begins with Jessica Fletcher telling an employee of the place how very much she appreciates being able to use the library at "St. Brigid's College here in beautiful Waterford, Ireland."

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* The final case in ''{{Series/Murder She Wrote}} 2: Return to Cabot Cove'' begins with Jessica Fletcher telling an employee of the place how very much she appreciates being able to use the library at "St. Brigid's College here in beautiful Waterford, Ireland."


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* ''Spirits of Mystery 8: Illusions'':
-->'''Nanny:''' Princess, as you know, the kingdoms of our land have been fighting Queen Mortis for over 500 years.
12th Feb '18 6:38:11 PM KBABZ
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** Done in the games. Much of it is optional, and there are things brought up that it's not unreasonable to believe your character is unfamiliar with, but once in a while, you can ask about something your character really should know all about. Though often, if you do that, the NPC you're talking to will be surprised at your ignorance about the topic.
** More egregious in the sequels, when returning characters often introduce themselves with way too much detail ("Hello, I'm Shiala. You met me on Feros. You saved me from the Thorian".) Which would make sense for newcomers to the series who don't know the backstories as much -- but unfortunately they will get generic characters anyway, so it is not even of use to the player. However, given that acts of heroism and life-saving can very much be a case of ButForMeItWasTuesday to Shepard (and thus the player,) a brief reminder (both in and out of universe) is not entirely unreasonable.

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** Done in the games. Much of it is optional, and there are things brought up that it's not unreasonable to believe your character is unfamiliar with, but once in a while, you can ask about something your character really should know all about.about[[note]]Usually through phrasing such as "Tell me about..."[[/note]]. Though often, if you do that, the NPC you're talking to will be surprised at your ignorance about the topic.
** More egregious in the sequels, when returning characters often introduce themselves with way too much detail ("Hello, I'm Shiala. You met me on Feros. You saved me from the Thorian".) Which would make sense for newcomers to the series who don't know the backstories as much -- but unfortunately they will get generic characters anyway, so it is not even of use to the player. However, given that acts of heroism and life-saving can very much be a case of ButForMeItWasTuesday from several years ago to Shepard (and thus the player,) player) a brief reminder (both in and out of universe) is not entirely unreasonable.unreasonable. This particularly helps when many characters look alike with only minor cosmetic differences.


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* All but invoked in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' [[ButThouMust when asked by your mom if you know how to use the Pokégear]], as she says practically the same thing even when you say you know how to use it:
--> '''Mom (when answered no)''': I'll read the instructions. Turn the Pokégear on and select the Phone icon. Phone numbers are stored in memory. Just choose a name you want to call. Gee, isn't that convenient?
-->'''Mom (when answered yes)''': Don't you just turn the Pokégear on and select the Phone icon? Phone numbers are stored in memory. Just choose a name you want to call. Gee, isn't that convenient?
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