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17th Sep '17 3:57:16 AM ShiningStardust
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** However, it's also not uncommon at all for duelists to explain their own moves. In fact, they actually do that more often than the non-duelist characters!

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** However, it's also not uncommon at all for duelists to explain their own moves. In fact, they moves and card effects, to both their ally [[ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy and their enemy]]. Not because someone asked, but because explaining your action clearly is actually do that more often than part of the non-duelist characters!game's rules.
17th Sep '17 3:52:46 AM ShiningStardust
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* Whichever characters aren't dueling in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' become de facto commentators. This has the odd effect, in the original series, of making some of the nonduelists look like they know more about the game than some of the duelists. (In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', ''everyone'' is a duelist, so it's not as big of a problem.)
** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there's a twist. Godwin, Jeager, and Mikage, who literally have the entire city bugged, will [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands pull up duels on a giant screen]] in order to do this.
*** There's also an official announcer in ''5D's'' in the Duel Arena.

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* Whichever characters aren't dueling in ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' become de facto commentators. This has the odd effect, in the original series, of making some of the nonduelists non-duelists (or the less experienced duelists) look like they know more about the game than some of the duelists. (In better duelists.
** However, it's also not uncommon at all for duelists to explain their own moves. In fact, they actually do that more often than the non-duelist characters!
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''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', ''everyone'' is a duelist, so it's not as big of a problem.)
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problem.
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In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', there's a twist. Godwin, Jeager, and Mikage, who literally have the entire city bugged, will [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands pull up duels on a giant screen]] in order to do this.
*** ** There's also an official announcer in ''5D's'' in the Duel Arena.Arena.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Kotori is basically the ultimate trigger for this trope as her voice actress' contract makes it so that she will always be there to question what just happened, no matter where is the dueling place, meaning someone will always have to be a Combat Commentator for her. A role that is usually taken by Astral if no one else is around - she becomes able to see Astral once the other kids are being [[PutOnABus made unable to follow Yuma for whatever reason]], exactly so that she can retain her role as the Combat Commentator trigger, with Astral being the one who explains things to her.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Ayu and Futoshi acts as the trigger, while their smarter friend Tatsuya becomes the Combat Commentator.
26th Aug '17 2:05:32 PM soaker87
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* In ''Anime/BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin'', there are two news announcers, known only as Female Announcer and Commentator-san. They appear at every tournament, and will gladly cover any other battle they stumble upon for their program.
21st Jun '17 10:05:21 AM MrRoarke
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* NASCAR: Retired driver Darrell Waltrip combines LargeHam with infinite knowledge of the sport, making for an entertaining commentator. Even received a personification in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} movie as a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo named Darrell Cartrip.

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* NASCAR: Retired driver Darrell Waltrip combines LargeHam with infinite knowledge of the sport, making for an entertaining commentator. Even received a personification in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} movie as a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo named [[InkSuitActor Darrell Cartrip.Cartrip]].
21st Jun '17 7:01:25 AM MrRoarke
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* NASCAR: Retired driver Darrell Waltrip combines LargeHam with infinite knowledge of the sport, making for an entertaining commentator. Even received a personification in Creator/{{Pixar}}'s WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} movie as a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo named Darrell Cartrip.
5th Apr '17 1:36:57 PM Tacitus
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* Parodied in a special episode of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', in which the Emperor challenges [[EmbarrassingNickname Kitten]] to a game of [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh Paradox-Billiards-Vostroyan-Roulette-Fourth Dimensional-Hypercube-Chess-Strip Poker]]. The other [[MachoCamp Fabulous]] [[PraetorianGuard Custodes]] provide commentary, but all that one of them can say during the duel is "how is Kitten ''ever'' going to win ''now?!''" in increasing amounts of hysteria, until he's just making incomprehensible grunts.
23rd Mar '17 7:30:08 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* IWA Mid-South and early Wrestling/RingOfHonor the position as Dave Prazak's partner at the commentary table was regularly filled by a pool of wrestlers. You never knew who'd you get beyond knowing that if they did it once they'd probably be on commentary again, eventually. Later ROH made an official ruling that if wrestlers wanted to stick around after their matches they had to stay at the commentary table.

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* IWA Mid-South and early Wrestling/RingOfHonor the position as Dave Prazak's partner at the commentary table was regularly filled by a pool of wrestlers. You never knew who'd you get beyond knowing that if they did it once they'd probably be on commentary again, eventually. Later ROH made an official ruling that if wrestlers wanted to stick around after their matches they had to stay at the commentary table. At the 2017 ''Festival Of Honor'' there was a raffle for fans to call matches with Ian Riccaboni and Kevin Kelly, silver tickets being prerecorded, gold being live!
23rd Mar '17 5:05:52 AM Adept
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Who commentates may well change over the course of the series, such as in ''InitialD,'' where the commentators tend to be replaced by more skilled counterparts as the level of Takumi (and later Project D) continue increasing.

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Who commentates may well change over the course of the series, such as in ''InitialD,'' ''Manga/InitialD,'' where the commentators tend to be replaced by more skilled counterparts as the level of Takumi (and later Project D) continue increasing.
12th Mar '17 11:12:48 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', usually Musashi ([[MiyamotoMusashi Yes, that one]]) will end up doing this. Justified since as a 400 years old swordmaster he knows a lot of techniques and fighting styles that Sayaka or Gerozaemon may not know.

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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', usually Musashi ([[MiyamotoMusashi ([[UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi Yes, that one]]) will end up doing this. Justified since as a 400 years old swordmaster he knows a lot of techniques and fighting styles that Sayaka or Gerozaemon may not know.
8th Mar '17 3:48:26 PM WillKeaton
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* Several characters take this role in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire though on occassion the combatants themselves take this role.

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* Several characters take this role in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire'' though on occassion the combatants themselves take this role.
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