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1st Feb '18 6:10:40 AM MasterFuzzy
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* In ''Series/Merlin2008,'' TricksterMentor Kilgarrah loves this trope, always promising Merlin that "you will discover in time, young warlock," or somesuch.
29th Oct '17 12:28:07 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The Vortigaunts from VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} may qualify here, although it doesn't always take a [[IncrediblyLamePun theoretical physicist]] the figure out the meaning of their word play.

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* The Vortigaunts from VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}} VideoGame/HalfLife2 may qualify here, although it doesn't always take a [[IncrediblyLamePun theoretical physicist]] the figure out the meaning of their word play.
18th Oct '17 11:50:50 PM TheSinful
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* Done on accident a few times in ''Fanfic/ATeachersGlory'', such as when Naruto and Sasuke have an entire conversation with sentences that consist only of a couple words like "Iajutsu" and "Eight inches". They're not attempting to be cryptic so much as they simply don't require any syntax.
13th Sep '17 1:33:27 AM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidMamet movies are famous for their stylized and often cryptic dialogue. In ''Spartan'', naturalistic speech is used only when the main character is speaking [[SpySpeak code phrases]].

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* Creator/DavidMamet movies are famous for their stylized and often cryptic dialogue. In ''Spartan'', ''Film/{{Spartan}}'', naturalistic speech is used only when the main character is speaking [[SpySpeak code phrases]].
3rd Sep '17 10:33:01 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** ''Twin Peaks'' is ''CrypticConversation: TheShow''. There have been entire books written about what a large portion of the dialogue actually means. Also this gets ramped UpToEleven in ''Twin Peaks: The Return''.
3rd Jul '17 6:25:33 PM DarkHunter
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* Conversations between mortals of various stripes and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Elves]] apparently tend to go like this a lot. After trying unsuccessfully to get useful information out of Gildor near the beginning of ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', Frodo tells him, "And it is also said, 'Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.'"

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
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Conversations between mortals of various stripes and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Elves]] Elves apparently tend to go like this a lot. After trying unsuccessfully to get useful information out of Gildor near the beginning of ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', Frodo tells him, "And it is also said, 'Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.'"'" Gildor replies that Elves tend to be cryptic because they believe giving clear advice one way or the other is dangerous, and it's best for people to figure things out for themselves.
** Gandalf also loves being cryptic. {{Lampshaded}} by Aragorn at one point, saying "In one thing, you have not changed, my friend: you still speak in riddles."
24th Jun '17 9:34:09 AM nombretomado
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* Traditional Chinese courtesy requires indirection and ritual self denigration in conversation allowing for very polite and cryptic threats. A prize example is JudgeDee's various conversations with the BigBad in ''The Chinese Bell Murders''.

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* Traditional Chinese courtesy requires indirection and ritual self denigration in conversation allowing for very polite and cryptic threats. A prize example is JudgeDee's Literature/JudgeDee's various conversations with the BigBad in ''The Chinese Bell Murders''.
7th Feb '17 9:44:21 AM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-31969-9/Nycorson+Vacation+means+Chaos.htm Vacation Means Chaos]]'' Xander takes a look at Hawkeye and says six to which Hawkeye corrects him seven and mentions that Xander's a five. Steve Rogers is confused as to what they're talking about until Hawkeye says they're commenting on how many hidden weapons the other is carrying.



** The Jedi in general in both the films and the EU tend to do this, but Yoda is undisputably the master, just about everything he ever says are cryptic.

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** The Jedi in general in both the films and the EU tend to do this, but Yoda is undisputably indisputably the master, just about everything he ever says are cryptic.
19th Dec '16 8:05:10 AM JustTroper
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18th Dec '16 5:51:41 AM JustTroper
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