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12th Nov '17 7:23:31 AM Troscus
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* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfWar'', Talion and Celebrimbor give a joint speech from atop the main Fortess's balcony every time a region is conquered. Every speech is actually somewhat terrifying, with Celebrimbor's voice superimposed over Talion's and the aggressive, almost manic tone they use to promise pain and suffering for their enemies. Given they're giving a speech to uruks, though, that may simply be playing to the crowd.
** Every time a siege begins, the defending orc Warlord will give one of these on the same balcony to assure his soldiers, and Talion, that he has no hope of actually winning.
31st Aug '17 6:32:28 PM Ezclee4050
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* When he was the football coach at University of California-Berkeley (1947-1956), [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappy_Waldorf Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf]] would address fans from a balcony by one of the stadium gates after every home game.
15th Jan '17 11:30:01 AM nombretomado
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* A stock cutscene in ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 2'' and ''AgeOfWonders: Shadow Magic''.

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* A stock cutscene in ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 2'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders2TheWizardsThrone'' and ''AgeOfWonders: ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders: Shadow Magic''.
23rd Nov '16 2:26:26 PM roboe
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* Thanks to its design, Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish monarchs, have ''four'' balconies (one for each of the four identical buildings facing the same square). The Monarch will usually employ this trope on his/her birthday, but it has also seen use to announce a new King, most recently when Christian X ascended to the throne in 1912.
** The following two monarchs, Frederik IX and Margrethe II, however, chose to give their BalconySpeech on ascending to throne, from the balcony at Christiansborg Palace.
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30th Jul '16 7:05:02 PM JackG
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the Doctor in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Terror of the Zygons'' when he points out that it takes more than a [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] to rule Earth. "But you can't rule a world in hiding. You've got to come out onto the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle."

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the Doctor in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Terror of the Zygons'' when he points out that it takes more than a [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] to rule Earth. "But Earth.
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you can't rule a world in hiding. You've got to come out onto the balcony sometimes and wave a tentacle."
30th Jul '16 7:03:48 PM JackG
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the Doctor in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Terror of the Zygons'' when he points out that it takes more than a [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] to rule Earth. "You have to step out on a balcony from time to time and wave a gracious claw."

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the Doctor in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Terror of the Zygons'' when he points out that it takes more than a [[StockNessMonster Loch Ness Monster]] to rule Earth. "You have "But you can't rule a world in hiding. You've got to step come out on a onto the balcony from time to time sometimes and wave a gracious claw.tentacle."
22nd Apr '16 8:59:11 PM TheMutant
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* [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous John Hancock]], the ghoul mayor of Goodneighbor in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', likes delivering these to his community from time to time from the balcony outside his den in the Old State House.
19th Feb '16 8:33:56 AM MsChibi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', one of the eponymous characters is crowned King of England and gives [[TheUnintelligible a nonsensical speech]] like this.
25th Dec '15 5:42:13 PM everyfloatingcat
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* In ''This Other Eden'', set in a small Irish town following the War of Independence, a controversial modern-art statue of a local IRA hero is blown up, sparking a riot. Crispin Brown, a Hibernophilic Englishman looking to settle in the area, gives an impassioned speech for peace from the balcony of the town hall. In keeping with the movie's satirical tone, the crowd are mostly just amused at Brown making an ass of himself while the other characters don't have the heart to tell him so.
29th Nov '15 8:52:39 AM MarcInGA
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* In "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" John Lithgow, portraying Earth scientist Dr. Emilio Lazardo who is possessed by alien villain Lord John Warfan gives such a speech to his men before taking off to invade their home world in another dimension. He constantly mugs in the style of Benito Mussolini (making you wonder which personality knew about that) including a rousing call to arms:
--> Warfan: "Where are we going?"
--> Lectroids: "Planet Ten!"
--> Warfan: "When?"
--> Lectroids: "Real soon!"
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