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5th Dec '16 11:33:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'' manga, where the princess of a powerful pirate group finally announces to her family that she intends to wed their {{mysterious|Past}} and [[DudeLooksLikeALady very pretty]] [[TheStrategist strategist]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kanale (or Canale... Or Kanare... take your pick)]]. Cue their [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority right-hand]] [[BadAss master swordsman]], Ayase, who [[TheStoic rarely shows any emotion at all]], speak the following:

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* Happens in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'' manga, where the princess of a powerful pirate group finally announces to her family that she intends to wed their {{mysterious|Past}} and [[DudeLooksLikeALady very pretty]] [[TheStrategist strategist]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kanale (or Canale... Or Kanare... take your pick)]]. Cue their [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority right-hand]] [[BadAss master swordsman]], MasterSwordsman, Ayase, who [[TheStoic rarely shows any emotion at all]], speak the following:
12th Nov '16 2:20:43 PM StFan
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[-[[caption-width-right:330:Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'s [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of Webcomic/{{Achewood}} sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by Webcomic/{{Achewood}}).]]-]

->''DID YOU SEE THOSE TWO BEAT PANELS''
->''THEY WERE *CRUCIAL* TO THE JOKE''

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[-[[caption-width-right:330:Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'s [-[[caption-width-right:330:''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''[='s=] [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of Webcomic/{{Achewood}} ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by Webcomic/{{Achewood}}).''Achewood'').]]-]

->''DID ->''"DID YOU SEE THOSE TWO BEAT PANELS''
->''THEY
PANELS\\
THEY
WERE *CRUCIAL* TO THE JOKE''JOKE"''



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!!Examples!!Examples:



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* The manga of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' uses these a ''lot'', often at the end of the comic when the gag is a lack of action. These usually translate to (often hilarious) stretches of awkward silence in the anime. One of the more memorable ones:
-->Panel 1: '''Chiyo:''' Oh, Sakaki, you're here already! It'll be an hour before the others get here!\\

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
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The manga of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' of uses these a ''lot'', often at the end of the comic when the gag is a lack of action. These usually translate to (often hilarious) stretches of awkward silence in the anime. One of the more memorable ones:
-->Panel --->Panel 1: '''Chiyo:''' Oh, Sakaki, you're here already! It'll be an hour before the others get here!\\



Panels 3 and 4: ''(The same image of Sakaki, perfectly content, sitting under a tree with Mr. Tadakichi)''

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Panels 3 and 4: ''(The ''[the same image of Sakaki, perfectly content, sitting under a tree with Mr. Tadakichi)''Tadakichi]''



* {{Hentai}} manga ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'' uses this to great comedic effect. Kagami is trying to get Kaoru to relax so she can effectively hypnotize him (Mildly {{NSFW}} text):

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* ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'':
** This
{{Hentai}} manga ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'' uses this it to great comedic effect. Kagami is trying to get Kaoru to relax so she can effectively hypnotize him (Mildly {{NSFW}} text):



[[spoiler: (BeatPanel)]]\\

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[[spoiler: (BeatPanel)]]\\[[spoiler:''[{{beat panel}}]'']]\\



--> '''Ayase''': I never said I approved (of you choosing Kanale). In fact there's another problem before all this: Kanale already belongs to me.
** ... The silence goes on for multiple panels.

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--> '''Ayase''': I never said I approved (of you choosing Kanale). In fact there's another problem before all this: Kanale already belongs to me.
** ... The
me.\\
''[the
silence goes on for multiple panels.panels]''



* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', in ''Spotlight: Trailcutter,'' Whirl uses three identical Beat Panels to 'imitate' Tailcutter's "grotesque Forcefield Face." Whirl is a faceless Empurata victim.

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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', in ''Spotlight: Trailcutter,'' Trailcutter'', Whirl uses three identical Beat Panels to 'imitate' "imitate" Tailcutter's "grotesque Forcefield Face." Whirl is a faceless Empurata victim.



* The Keith Giffen/J. M. [=DeMatteis=] comedy incarnation of ''{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' used this all the time, sometimes featuring entire Beat ''Pages''.
** J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.

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* The Keith Giffen/J. M. [=DeMatteis=] comedy incarnation of ''{{Justice ''Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' used this all the time, sometimes featuring entire Beat ''Pages''.
** * J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular SpiderMan'' ComicBook/SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.



* In an [[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]] issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.

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* In an [[Comicbook/IronMan ''[[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]] Man]]'' issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.



* Two separate pages of these in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Twilight Sparkle Micro Series issue]], indicating the awkward silence between Jade and Twilight during their meals.
* KevinMaguire specializes in multi-panel closeups of characters [[{{Corpsing}} trying not to break down in laughter.]]

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* Two separate pages of these in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Twilight Sparkle Micro Series issue]], Series]]'' issue, indicating the awkward silence between Jade and Twilight during their meals.
* KevinMaguire Creator/KevinMaguire specializes in multi-panel closeups of characters [[{{Corpsing}} trying not to break down in laughter.]]



* Pretty much every comic has used this at some point. It's been around since the early days of comics, but it really took off in the 60's and 70's, when a new generation of cartoonists raised on films and television sought to make their comics more cinematic. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is often credited with popularizing the beat, and it remains one of the most frequent users of this trope.

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* Pretty much every comic has used this at some point. It's been around since the early days of comics, but it really took off in the 60's '60s and 70's, '70s, when a new generation of cartoonists raised on films and television sought to make their comics more cinematic. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is often credited with popularizing the beat, and it remains one of the most frequent users of this trope.



** "Itís a trifecta. The comic tests the siteís bandwidth, your patience, and my sanity."

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** "Itís --->"It's a trifecta. The comic tests the siteís site's bandwidth, your patience, and my sanity."



* ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}'' interestingly enough on [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/new-installment.html page 8]] of part 1.1 and [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/continuing-where-we-left-off-we-present.html page 8]] of part 1.2.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}'' ''Webcomic/Project0'' interestingly enough on [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/new-installment.html page 8]] of part 1.1 and [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/continuing-where-we-left-off-we-present.html page 8]] of part 1.2.



* There is an absolutely ''epic'' final panel beat in [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/pclipslite.php?id=1391&c=1# strip this]] ''PartiallyClips'' strip.

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* There is an absolutely ''epic'' final panel beat in [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/pclipslite.php?id=1391&c=1# strip this]] ''PartiallyClips'' ''Webcomic/PartiallyClips'' strip.



--> '''Violet''' (panically): [[BuffySpeak A bad, floaty, shooty, tinny thing is being bad]] upstairs!\\
(squirrel girls look at each other)\\
'''([[HiveMind all four]])''' ([[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]): ♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥

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--> '''Violet''' (panically): --->'''Violet:''' ''[panically]'' [[BuffySpeak A bad, floaty, shooty, tinny thing is being bad]] upstairs!\\
(squirrel ''[squirrel girls look at each other)\\
'''([[HiveMind all four]])''' ([[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]):
other]''\\
'''[[HiveMind All four]]:''' ''[[[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]''
♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥



-->'''Kat:''' Scarlet?! What are you wearing?\\

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-->'''Kat:''' --->'''Kat:''' Scarlet?! What are you wearing?\\



* Beaten to [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/tag/beat-panel absolute death]] in ''[[{{Webcomic/SketchComedy}} Sketch Comedy]]''.

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* Beaten to [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/tag/beat-panel absolute death]] in ''[[{{Webcomic/SketchComedy}} Sketch Comedy]]''.''Webcomic/SketchComedy''.
21st Sep '16 3:22:29 AM ThatBitterTase
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** What really sells this is that all three of the people after Beat's comment are a DeadpanSnarker ensemble, and ''[[SarcasmFailure none of them have a comeback to that]]''.
3rd Sep '16 3:17:15 AM Koveras
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Compare SilentSceneryPanel. A {{Beat}} is the (un)spoken version.

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Compare SilentSceneryPanel. A {{Beat}} is the (un)spoken version.
version. Not to be confused with NarrativeBeats.
26th Jul '16 1:26:00 PM Willbyr
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* LoneWolfAndCub probably sets a record. The last chapter contains the same BeatPanel ''eight times'' across multiple pages. It underscores how dramatic the moment is; the implication is that the moment was practically endless for all watching.

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* LoneWolfAndCub ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' probably sets a record. The last chapter contains the same BeatPanel ''eight times'' across multiple pages. It underscores how dramatic the moment is; the implication is that the moment was practically endless for all watching.
3rd Apr '16 4:08:06 AM ospalh
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* [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1375 This]] Yelling Bird strip from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. ([[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1364 It makes more sense if you read this first]])
** Also, [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1280 this one]] has two of them, and LampshadeHanging.
*** And [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1557 this strip]], which is a textbook example of how the beatpanel's supposed to be done.

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* [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1375 This]] Yelling Bird strip from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. ([[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1364 It makes more sense if you read this first]])
** Also,
''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1280 this one]] has two of them, and LampshadeHanging.
*** And
php?comic=1557 uses]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1557 this strip]], which is a textbook example php?comic=1677 them]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1773 all]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3050 the]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3052 time]]
** [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1280 This]] filler strip has two
of how the beatpanel's supposed to be done.them, and LampshadeHanging.
8th Feb '16 6:30:34 AM TravelHobo
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* The first three panels in this ''Webcomic/LadiesInWaiting'' [[www.ladiesinwaitingcomic.co.uk/comic/231115/ strip]] are all beat panels.

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* The first three panels in this ''Webcomic/LadiesInWaiting'' [[www.[[http://www.ladiesinwaitingcomic.co.uk/comic/231115/ strip]] are all beat panels.
8th Feb '16 6:29:12 AM TravelHobo
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* The first three panels in this ''Webcomic/LadiesInWaiting'' [[www.ladiesinwaitingcomic.co.uk/comic/231115/ strip]] are all beat panels.
13th Dec '15 11:07:33 AM Quanyails
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gives you what might be the [[http://www.bxmanga.com/online_manga/image_1260-14.html?t=1000&n=25 cutest example]] [[http://www.bxmanga.com/online_manga/image_1260-14.html?t=1000&n=26 ever]].
9th Dec '15 12:37:07 PM StFan
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* LifeInHell occasionally uses these to an extreme. Matt Groening refers to these as "all those Akbar and Jeff strips where they stare at each other." Keep in mind there were often dozens of panels to a page.



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[[folder:Comic Strips]]



** A comic strip by DavidLynch was almost entirely made up of beat panels. The [[CutAndPasteComic same ones]]. For ten years.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' was the first comic to truly make it into an art form, almost always involving Ackbar and Jeff.

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** * A comic strip by DavidLynch was almost entirely made up of beat panels. The [[CutAndPasteComic same ones]]. For ten years.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' was the first comic occasionally uses these to truly make it into an art form, almost always involving Ackbar extreme. Matt Groening refers to these as "all those Akbar and Jeff.Jeff strips where they stare at each other." Keep in mind there were often dozens of panels to a page.



* Interestingly, ''TheFarSide'' occasionally pulled this off in a one-panel strip. The visual was some awkward situation, while the punchline came in the caption.

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* Interestingly, ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' occasionally pulled this off in a one-panel strip. The visual was some awkward situation, while the punchline came in the caption.






[[folder: New Media ]]

* There's [[http://penultimate-panel.blogspot.com/ a blog]] devoted to watching for the silent penultimate panel.
* Another final panel beat example from [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/DOUBLE_NIGGER this]] hacked ''SonicTheHedgehog'' comic ({{NSFW}}).
* [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks A vicious parody of beat panels,]] courtesy of [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox.]] This in spite of how, as is noted elsewhere on this page, ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[ShallowParody rarely ever uses beat panels]].

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* There's [[http://penultimate-panel.blogspot.com/ a blog]] devoted ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', due to watching for the silent penultimate panel.
* Another final panel beat example from [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/DOUBLE_NIGGER this]] hacked ''SonicTheHedgehog'' comic ({{NSFW}}).
* [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks A vicious parody of beat panels,]] courtesy of [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox.]] This in spite of how, as
its manga-like cutscenes, is noted elsewhere on a rare VideoGame example. The game has this page, ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[ShallowParody rarely ever uses beat panels]].
exchange in week three with several Beat Panels
-->'''Beat:''' We ain't treading on thin ice! Shibuya's not cold enough for ice!\\
'''Uzuki:''' .....\\
'''Kariya:''' .....\\
'''Neku:''' .....



[[folder: Video Games ]]

* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou due to it's manga like cutscenes is a rare VideoGame example. The game has this exchange in week three with several Beat Panels
-->'''Beat:''' We ain't treading on thin ice! Shibuya's not cold enough for ice!\\
'''Uzuki:''' .....\\
'''Kariya:''' .....\\
'''Neku:''' .....
* PhoenixWrightAceAttorney has quite a few moments where everyone sits in silence after what the witness has just said.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou due to it's manga like cutscenes is a rare VideoGame example. The game has this exchange in week three with several Beat Panels
-->'''Beat:''' We ain't treading on thin ice! Shibuya's not cold enough for ice!\\
'''Uzuki:''' .....\\
'''Kariya:''' .....\\
'''Neku:''' .....
* PhoenixWrightAceAttorney
''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has quite a few moments where everyone sits in silence after what the witness has just said.



'''Everyone Else:''' .....\\


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'''Everyone Else:''' .....\\




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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]



* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', in the [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/39/ re-acquaintance]] of The Princess and White Knight.

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* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', in ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'':
** In
the [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/39/ re-acquaintance]] of The Princess and White Knight.


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[[folder:Web Original]]
* There's [[http://penultimate-panel.blogspot.com/ a blog]] devoted to watching for the silent penultimate panel.
* Another final panel beat example from [[http://encyclopediadramatica.se/DOUBLE_NIGGER this]] hacked ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic ({{NSFW}}).
* [[http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=garfield_sucks A vicious parody of beat panels,]] courtesy of [[Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse Maddox.]] This in spite of how, as is noted elsewhere on this page, ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[ShallowParody rarely ever uses beat panels]].
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