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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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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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* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut
18th Dec '16 5:51:41 AM JustTroper
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* LovesSecrecy
8th Dec '16 3:21:34 AM iroanxi
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* During the 1000 Review special of ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Cross asks his future-self Wyvern if he's caused anything [[Fanfic/NineMinutes Nine Minutes-ish]]. Fans of the story know he's asking if he caused a BadFuture.
12th Oct '16 9:13:47 AM erforce
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* Tia Dalma from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' really loves conversing in that way.

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* Tia Dalma from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' really loves conversing in that way.
23rd Sep '16 3:13:28 AM SLOOGOVS
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* Everyone is cryptic in ''Persona 2''. Including your own party members, who will wax introspective in minor conversations. The protagonist only avoids this by never talking.

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* Everyone is cryptic in ''Persona 2''.''VideoGame/Persona2''. Including your own party members, who will wax introspective in minor conversations. The protagonist only avoids this by never talking.
18th Sep '16 4:20:11 PM ANTMuddle
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Often, these PoorCommunicationKills will only frustrate the player/hero's attempts at solving the most recent dilemma, eventually riling them (and us) enough to tell the offending {{Mentors}} to [[RageAgainstTheMentor shove your vagueness someplace painful.]]

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Often, these PoorCommunicationKills will only frustrate the player/hero's attempts at solving the most recent dilemma, eventually riling them (and us) enough to tell the offending {{Mentors}} to [[RageAgainstTheMentor shove your vagueness someplace painful.]]
]] At least, unless a TranslatorBuddy is there.
8th Sep '16 8:18:02 AM Veanne
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* Kor Icomb of ''Literature/SkiesUnbroken'' tends to have these with a supernatural being known as Lady Luck. Compare and contrast CosmicPlaything.
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