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20th Feb '17 9:05:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': InUniverse, when Grant asks the people handling the crisis at Hoover Dam whether Lake Mead should hold all the incoming water. Nobody dares to answer positively.
26th Jan '17 7:19:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Non-Terran characters in ''{{Starcraft}} II'' love...dramatic pauses.

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* Non-Terran characters in ''{{Starcraft}} II'' ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' love...dramatic pauses.
8th Jan '17 4:47:32 PM MeekPartridge
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* Colonel Kepler of {{Podcast/Wolf 359}} speaks verrrrrrry slowly and uses...a lot...of these. It's probable that he does this just to put people on edge.
26th Oct '16 8:33:48 PM PaulA
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* Klarion...bumbumbum...the Witch Boy, obscure DC Comics character ([[DependingOnTheWriter with almost no concrete characterization]]), given an unusual VerbalTic by PeterDavid.

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* Klarion...bumbumbum...the Witch Boy, obscure DC Comics character ([[DependingOnTheWriter with almost no concrete characterization]]), given an unusual VerbalTic by PeterDavid.Creator/PeterDavid.
18th Oct '16 5:09:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''{{Friends}}'' season 9 episode "[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming The One with the Mugging]]" when Joey is auditioning for a part in a play directed by (and starring) Jeff Goldblum's character, and reads the stage direction 'long pause' aloud, thinking it's the name of the character he's addressing.

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' season 9 episode "[[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming The One with the Mugging]]" when Joey is auditioning for a part in a play directed by (and starring) Jeff Goldblum's character, and reads the stage direction 'long pause' aloud, thinking it's the name of the character he's addressing.
13th Aug '16 8:36:28 PM nombretomado
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* Kefka in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' emphasises the "dramatic" in Dramatic Pause. "I'm afraid the mouse is '''SMACK'''...dabinthemiddleofenemyterritory."

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* Kefka in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' emphasises the "dramatic" in Dramatic Pause. "I'm afraid the mouse is '''SMACK'''...dabinthemiddleofenemyterritory."
26th Jul '16 10:11:45 AM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/{{Avenger}}'' is notorious for these. Pauses are long and drawn out; they often switch between two character's faces for their reactions. The problem with this is that it is an Anime, and at least one such exchange occurs between the unemotional protagonist and the antagonist, whom you only see the lower face of. The worst was between the antagonist and a subordinate in another city.

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* ''Anime/{{Avenger}}'' is notorious for these. Pauses are long and drawn out; they often switch between two character's faces for their reactions. The problem with this is that it is an Anime, anime, and at least one such exchange occurs between the unemotional protagonist and the antagonist, whom you only see the lower face of. The worst was between the antagonist and a subordinate in another city.



* Abused to hell and back by Crocus in ''Manga/OnePiece'', who ends anything he says with a long dramatic pause, complete with *WHAM* sounds, even when he's saying pretty irrelevant things. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it when the Straw Hats ask him to stop doing that, saying it is a RunningGag.

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* Abused to hell and back by Crocus in ''Manga/OnePiece'', who ends anything he says with a long dramatic pause, complete with *WHAM* sounds, even when he's saying pretty irrelevant things. He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it when the Straw Hats ask him to stop doing that, saying it is it's a RunningGag.



* ''InfiniteStratos'' does this when [[spoiler: Laura steals Ichika's FirstKiss.]] The frames then show Cecilia's, Ling's, and Houki's faces.

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* ''InfiniteStratos'' ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' does this when [[spoiler: Laura steals Ichika's FirstKiss.]] The frames then show Cecilia's, Ling's, and Houki's faces.



** Done to powerful effect with Hitsugaya [[spoiler: when he realises he's stabbed Hinamori instead of Aizen]]. Everything stops: characters, fighting, dialogue, music. ''Everything''. And then the screen itself [[FadeToBlack blacks out]]. And then Hitsugaya ''[[RoaringRampageofRevenge explodes]]''.

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** Done to powerful effect with Hitsugaya [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he realises he's stabbed Hinamori instead of Aizen]]. Everything stops: characters, fighting, dialogue, music. ''Everything''. And then the screen itself [[FadeToBlack blacks out]]. And then Hitsugaya ''[[RoaringRampageofRevenge explodes]]''.
26th Jun '16 3:08:46 AM gewunomox
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* Christmas 2009 had a well publicized battle for the Christmas number one spot in the British music charts between ''The X-Factor'' winner's cover of MileyCyrus' "The Climb" and RageAgainstTheMachine's "Killing in the Name". Radio 1 milked it for all it was worth, including a ten second long pause before they announced the #2 song (and thus, the #1 song).
* Parodied one year at {{MTV}}'s Movie Awards, hosted by Lisa Kudrow, when a category was announced as Best Dramatic Pause. After airing the nominees, Kudrow opened the envelope, and then began a Dramatic Pause that lasted until the next commercial break.

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* Christmas 2009 had a well publicized battle for the Christmas number one spot in the British music charts between ''The X-Factor'' winner's cover of MileyCyrus' Music/MileyCyrus' "The Climb" and RageAgainstTheMachine's Music/RageAgainstTheMachine's "Killing in the Name". Radio 1 milked it for all it was worth, including a ten second long pause before they announced the #2 song (and thus, the #1 song).
* Parodied one year at {{MTV}}'s Creator/{{MTV}}'s Movie Awards, hosted by Lisa Kudrow, when a category was announced as Best Dramatic Pause. After airing the nominees, Kudrow opened the envelope, and then began a Dramatic Pause that lasted until the next commercial break.
21st Jun '16 5:15:40 PM Someoneman
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', the music gets cut off right before Misuzu's famous "goal"-moment. After that, the immensely melancholic vocal version of that tune kicks in, which makes the sadness of the scene [[TearJerker/AnimeAndManga hit really hard]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'', the music gets cut off right before Misuzu's famous "goal"-moment. After that, the immensely melancholic vocal version of that tune kicks in, which makes the sadness of the scene [[TearJerker/AnimeAndManga hit really hard]].hard.
20th May '16 8:14:52 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* U.S. President UsefulNotes/BarackObama inserts a fair amount of these into his speeches.
* Creator/AlanRickman was also fond of doing this.
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