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17th Jul '16 11:33:48 AM Darthrai
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** ''Pokémon Omega Ruby'' and ''Pokémon Alpha Sapphire'' use this as a MythologyGag in the game's intro, where PROF. BIRCH uses the old style of POKéMON capitalization when the player character is watching his monologue on a GBA-like screen. The rest of the game uses proper capitalization like ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', however.

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** ''Pokémon Omega Ruby'' and ''Pokémon Alpha Sapphire'' use this as a MythologyGag in the game's intro, where PROF. BIRCH uses the old style of POKéMON capitalization when the player character is watching his monologue on a GBA-like screen.the [=POKéNAV=]. The rest of the game uses proper capitalization like ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', however.
2nd Jul '16 2:13:00 PM Tamfang
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* One ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' graphic novel began with a scene where some scientists were examining the body of a dead ''Alien'':
--> '''Scientist #1''': "This creatures has an armoured exoskeleton and acidic blood.
--> '''Scientist #2''': "What sort of predator could this have evolved as a defence against?"
30th Jun '16 2:10:42 PM Darthrai
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* Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in [=POKéMON=] is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a [=POKéMON=] TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).

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* [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]]:
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Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in [=POKéMON=] is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a [=POKéMON=] TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).



** ''Pokémon Omega Ruby'' and ''Pokémon Alpha Sapphire'' use this as a MythologyGag in the game's intro, where PROF. BIRCH uses the old style of POKéMON capitalization when the player character is watching his monologue on a GBA-like screen. The rest of the game uses proper capitalization like ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', however.



* In ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', the entire game is written in all caps. This makes the nonsensical, TranslationTrainWreck dialogue of the game that much funnier.

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* ** In ''JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal'', the entire game is written in all caps. This makes the nonsensical, TranslationTrainWreck dialogue of the game that much funnier.
27th Jun '16 2:46:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* JohnHodgman's ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' books lampoon the use of this trope in their titles.

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* JohnHodgman's Creator/JohnHodgman's ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' books lampoon the use of this trope in their titles.



* In AnimalFarm, when Napoleon rhetorically asks who is responsible for the destruction of the windmill, he gives the answer "SNOWBALL!"

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* In AnimalFarm, ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', when Napoleon rhetorically asks who is responsible for the destruction of the windmill, he gives the answer "SNOWBALL!"



* ''Boot'', the precursor to ''MaximumPC'', had one of the LettersToTheEditor complain about this. It contained semi-boldfaced words, and stated that the writer read the FIRST and LAST issue because they BOLDFACE every third WORD. The editor's reply was that you CAN'T win them ALL.

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* ''Boot'', the precursor to ''MaximumPC'', ''Magazine/MaximumPC'', had one of the LettersToTheEditor complain about this. It contained semi-boldfaced words, and stated that the writer read the FIRST and LAST issue because they BOLDFACE every third WORD. The editor's reply was that you CAN'T win them ALL.



** RussellBrand, when dissecting an unflattering Sun article about him in his stand-up routine, drew the audience's attention to this trope. Some time afterwards, the Sun had another article about him, in which they seemingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it, emboldening words such as WAS and HAD.

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** RussellBrand, Creator/RussellBrand, when dissecting an unflattering Sun article about him in his stand-up routine, drew the audience's attention to this trope. Some time afterwards, the Sun had another article about him, in which they seemingly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d it, emboldening words such as WAS and HAD.
17th Jun '16 5:19:21 AM erforce
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* The GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' spells King K. Rool's name as "K.ROOL" for no reason at all.
* In '' VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', whenever Funky Kong says K. Rool's name, it is rendered in shaky text.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry''
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The GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' spells King K. Rool's name as "K.ROOL" for no reason at all.
* ** In '' VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', whenever Funky Kong says K. Rool's name, it is rendered in shaky text.
5th Jun '16 4:57:53 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': Soulstorm gives us the now-legendary BloodRavens [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJMLfACod48 Brother-Captain Indrick Boreale's speech to his forces in the Lands of Solitude]] (know by some as In[[SoBadItsGood dreck]] '''Bold'''reale):
--> There is no time to be lost. '''BATTLE BROTHERS!'''\\
'''[[FunetikAksent SPESS MEHREENS]]!''' Today the enemy is '''at our door!''' We '''know''' our duty and we will '''do it!''' We fight for our honor, as '''Blood Ravens''', as '''SPESS MEHREENS''', and we '''fight in the name of the Emperor!''' And if we '''die''' this day, we die '''in glory'''. We die '''hero's deaths!''' But we shall not die, '''no''', it is the '''enemy''' who will taste '''death and defeat!''' AsYouKnow, most of our battle-brothers are stationed in '''spess''', prepared to '''Deep Strike!''' Our perimeter has been prepared- in the '''event''' that our enemy should be so '''bold''' and so '''foolish!''' We have placed ''numerous'' beacons, allowing for multiple, ''simultaneous'', and- '''devastating defensive Deep Strikes'''.\\
... The Codex Astartes names this maneuver '''Steel Rain'''. We will descend upon the foe, we will '''overwhelm''' them, '''''we will leave none alive!''''' Meanwhile, our ground forces will ensure the '''full defense''' of our headquarters.\\
We are the '''SPESS MEHREENS!''' We are the '''Emperor's Fureh!'''
25th Apr '16 8:04:48 PM bowserbros
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* This is done in both the original and {{scanlation}}s of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.'' This is done because those words actually have something to do with the plot.

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* This is done in both the original and {{scanlation}}s of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.'' This is done because those words actually have something ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' uses this technique when dropping plot-relevant terms. Interestingly enough, [[GreaterScopeVillain Dio Brando]] does this to do with the plot.his own name from Part 3-onwards, being known simply as "DIO".
28th Jan '16 1:29:19 PM Willbyr
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* Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in POKéMON is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a POKéMON TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).

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* Originally, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} POKéMON]][[note]]For those wondering why the é in POKéMON [=POKéMON=] is left uncapitalized, it's because the font the games use leaves no room for an accent mark over a capital E.[[/note]] games wrote the names of every proper noun in all caps. In other words, you play as a POKéMON [=POKéMON=] TRAINER in the KANTO, JOHTO or HOENN region on a quest to get every BADGE from every GYM LEADER and eventually take on the ELITE FOUR, having to go through the likes of TEAM ROCKET, TEAM AQUA, or TEAM MAGMA on the way. Diamond and Pearl ended this practice, but their generation still capitalized the names of individual Pokémon due to backward compatibility with the GameBoyAdvance games, which use the old method of capitalization (for example, Diamond and Pearl would still say PIKACHU instead of Pikachu, but would say Town Map instead of TOWN MAP). Black and White did away with this as well, meaning no more ALL CAPS at all (for example, a pre-release screenshot of the starter selection refers to the fire starter as Tepig instead of TEPIG, and battle screenshots are similarly capitalized).
15th Jan '16 5:20:25 AM Anddrix
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It should be noted that this is not always the writer's fault when this happens. Oftentimes, especially in comic books, the editor will indicate to the letterer that he wants certain random words bolded, [[ViewersAreMorons on the assumption that a reader will become bored by plain black text without any change to spice it up]]. Fortunately, this practice is becoming a DiscreditedTrope.

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It should be noted that this is not always the writer's fault when this happens. Oftentimes, especially in comic books, the editor will indicate to the letterer that he wants certain random words bolded, [[ViewersAreMorons on the assumption that a reader will become bored by plain black text without any change to spice it up]].up. Fortunately, this practice is becoming a DiscreditedTrope.



* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' falls into this all too often. The words in bold tend to be the usual {{pun}}s, and while their emphasis would be weird in normal conversation, it serves to highlight those puns to the more moronic listeners (and the [[ViewersAreMorons more moronic readers]]).

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* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' falls into this all too often. The words in bold tend to be the usual {{pun}}s, and while their emphasis would be weird in normal conversation, it serves to highlight those puns to the more moronic listeners (and the [[ViewersAreMorons more moronic readers]]).readers).
30th Dec '15 7:37:10 PM Prfnoff
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Generally a {{comic|Books}} and {{webcomic|s}} trope because of its print nature, though in some cases this literary atrocity has been inflicted upon the world in {{film}} and video game form. It generally looks somewhat less silly in comics than in plain text, although this may just be because readers are more used to seeing it there. So much so, some readers just [[BlahBlahBlah ignore]] it entirely. It also shows up better than italics when using cheap, low-quality printing techniques on cheap, low-quality paper.

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Generally a {{comic|Books}} and {{webcomic|s}} trope because of its print nature, though in some cases this literary atrocity has been inflicted upon the world in {{film}} and video game form. It generally looks somewhat less silly in comics than in plain text, although this may just be because readers are more have been used to seeing it there.there since UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. So much so, some readers just [[BlahBlahBlah ignore]] it entirely. It also shows up better than italics when using cheap, low-quality printing techniques on cheap, low-quality paper.
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