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27th Jun '16 4:08:11 PM malter
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A good indication that something has gone wrong with your computer is when its voice starts acting up. Symptoms include slurring, stuttering, going out of sync, garbled audio, ''speedingup'' or '''[[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand SLOOOOWING DOOOOWN]]'''. This can be happen to anything from superintelligent mainframes to damaged {{Cyborg}}s. Why? Must be another handy feature of the ViewerFriendlyInterface.

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A good indication that something has gone wrong with your computer is when its voice starts acting up. Symptoms include slurring, stuttering, stu-stu-stu-stuttering, going out of sync, garbled gauwrblrwed audio, ''speedingup'' or '''[[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand SLOOOOWING DOOOOWN]]'''. This can be happen to anything from superintelligent mainframes to damaged {{Cyborg}}s. Why? Must be another handy feature of the ViewerFriendlyInterface.
26th Jun '16 3:23:57 AM gewunomox
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* During his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'', when [[spoiler:the creature that has been hunting and tormenting Chris dies]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] references the trope his singing of LinkinPark slurring and deepening:
-->'''Spoony:''' Emo powers...fading! [[LinkinPark Crawlliing inn myy skiiiiiiiin...]]

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* During his LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Phantasmagoria 2}}'', when [[spoiler:the creature that has been hunting and tormenting Chris dies]], [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] references the trope his singing of LinkinPark Music/LinkinPark slurring and deepening:
-->'''Spoony:''' Emo powers...fading! [[LinkinPark [[Music/LinkinPark Crawlliing inn myy skiiiiiiiin...]]
23rd Apr '16 3:21:47 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0h..0h...0h...0hhhhh....]]

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* ''Film/Barbarella''. ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0h..0h...0h...0hhhhh....]]
23rd Apr '16 3:20:34 AM JackG
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* ''Film/Barbarella''. Barbarella's spaceship is damaged in a [[SpaceX space]] hurricane. The computer tells her that chances of survival are 0 point 0000[[OhCrap 0h..0h...0h...0hhhhh....]]
21st Apr '16 4:21:27 AM Vir
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* All the AI characters in ''{{Achron}}'' exhibit this when damaged or in pain, but Echo, an AI core found in some ancient alien ruins, does it all the time.
* Throughout ''VideoGame/DarkFall'' 2: Lights Out, Malakai, an insane [[spoiler: sentient space probe]] speaks to you in an eerie male voice that randomly slows down and speeds up, most times making his sentences echo in the background, and at one point gets stuck mid-sentence. The creator, Jonathan Boakes, voices him, as well as Mr. Bones in the third game who also has a strange-sounding voice.

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* All the AI characters in ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' exhibit this when damaged or in pain, but Echo, an AI core found in some ancient alien ruins, does it all the time.
* Throughout ''VideoGame/DarkFall'' ''VideoGame/{{Darkfall}}'' 2: Lights Out, Malakai, an insane [[spoiler: sentient space probe]] speaks to you in an eerie male voice that randomly slows down and speeds up, most times making his sentences echo in the background, and at one point gets stuck mid-sentence. The creator, Jonathan Boakes, voices him, as well as Mr. Bones in the third game who also has a strange-sounding voice.



--> All prisoners re'''main in your cells.''' (See FailureIsTheOnlyOption)
--> '''Multi'''ple security breaches detected.
--> You have [=ENtered=] a restr'''ict'''ed area.
-->''"A '''cross''' <fzzt> radiation leak has been deTEC-tec-'''tec'''-[=tec=]-''tec''-etected in areas C and D."''
* The voice of [=GLaDOS=] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' speeds up so much it is completely undecipherable on her death. Throughout the game she occasionally stutters or dissolves into static, usually just before revealing pertinent information.

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* The voice of [=GLaDOS=] SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' speeds up so much it is completely undecipherable on her death. Throughout the game she occasionally stutters or dissolves into static, usually just before revealing pertinent information.
21st Apr '16 4:20:25 AM Vir
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* TeddyRuxpin was renowned for this. For those who don't remember, Teddy Ruxpin was a Teddy Bear with a tape player inside. You'd put in the tape and mouth and eyes would move and seem like it was telling the story...until the batteries ran low. Then the demonic voice of [[EvilSoundsDeep EVIL Teddy would issue out.]] [=Stuart McLean=] had one of his characters discuss it in a ''Radio/TheVinylCafe'' story.
* This [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] storyteller [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDaM1UXCWM goes into full-on Demonic Possession mode]] when the batteries start to die.

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* TeddyRuxpin [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin Teddy Ruxpin]] was renowned for this. For those who don't remember, Teddy Ruxpin was a Teddy Bear teddy bear with a tape player inside. You'd put in the tape and mouth and eyes would move and seem like it was telling the story...until the batteries ran low. Then the demonic voice of [[EvilSoundsDeep EVIL Teddy would issue out.]] [=Stuart McLean=] had one of his characters discuss it in a ''Radio/TheVinylCafe'' ''[[Radio/TheVinylCafe Vinyl Cafe]]'' story.
* This [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] storyteller [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDaM1UXCWM goes into full-on Demonic Possession mode]] full-on]] DemonicPossession mode when the batteries start to die.



--> '''Cornelia:''' i lovey ou Anonym ous.
--> '''Anonymous User:''' If you can read this, you are the resistance.

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--> '''Cornelia:''' -->'''Cornelia:''' i lovey ou Anonym ous.
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'''Anonymous User:''' If you can read this, you are the resistance.
21st Apr '16 4:17:28 AM Vir
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* This also happened in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' after the Neptunes sabotaged a computer to keep the bad guys from finding a treasure.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (2015 edition), Fixit's damage results in him sometimes screwing up the end of his ''sandwiches, [[DoctorWho Sontarans]], sonograms'' [[PercussiveMaintenance [THWACK]]] sentences.

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* This also happened Happens in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' after the Neptunes sabotaged a computer to keep the bad guys from finding a treasure.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' (2015 edition), Fixit's damage results in him sometimes screwing up the end of his ''sandwiches, [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Sontarans]], sonograms'' [[PercussiveMaintenance [THWACK]]] sentences.
25th Mar '16 11:15:28 AM Vir
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* In ''Videogame/MegaManZero 3'', after being resurrected by Doctor Weil, Copy X-2 speaks with a stuttering voice, just like a broken record, due to being a imperfect reproduction of the original. This can be more appreciated on the drama tracks of the Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero Telos..

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* In ''Videogame/MegaManZero ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'', after being resurrected by Doctor Weil, Copy X-2 speaks with a stuttering voice, just like a broken record, due to being a imperfect reproduction of the original. This can be more appreciated on the drama tracks of the Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero Telos..



* ''StarCraft2'' has a mission where you recover an old Confederate cyborg advisor. Given that the way you recover it is most definitely not careful and delicate, its voice glitches and stutters but it otherwise works fine.
* When Orianna from ''LeagueOfLegends'' dies, her voice synthesizer malfunctions and her death scream ends up sounding more like a ''DukesOfHazzard'' car horn.
* In ''TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'', the Automatons (basically steampunk cyborgs) have the death quote "[=MAAAAAAAALfuuuuuunctioooooon=]".

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* ''StarCraft2'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' has a mission where you recover an old Confederate cyborg advisor. Given that the way you recover it is most definitely not careful and delicate, its voice glitches and stutters but it otherwise works fine.
* When Orianna from ''LeagueOfLegends'' ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' dies, her voice synthesizer malfunctions and her death scream ends up sounding more like a ''DukesOfHazzard'' ''[[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Dukes of Hazzard]]'' car horn.
* In ''TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'', ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'', the Automatons (basically steampunk cyborgs) have the death quote "[=MAAAAAAAALfuuuuuunctioooooon=]".
24th Feb '16 5:40:16 PM DarkHunter
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* When SHODAN of ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' starts getting [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]] thanks to her [[MoralityChip coding for ethical restraint]] being disabled, her voice becomes very distorted and broken (this was deliberately designed by the game's developers to mimic a malfunctioning sound card). SHODAN is pretty much the defining video game example of this trope and it's creepy as hell. Notably, she didn't have this previous to the disabling, instead speaking in a [[MachineMonotone monotone]] (though more natural) voice.

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* When ''VideoGame/SystemShock'': SHODAN is pretty much the defining video game example of ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' this trope and it's creepy as hell. When she starts getting [[AGodAmI delusions of godhood]] thanks to her [[MoralityChip coding for ethical restraint]] being disabled, her voice becomes very distorted and broken (this was deliberately designed by the game's developers to mimic a malfunctioning sound card). SHODAN is pretty much the defining video game example of this trope and it's creepy as hell. Notably, she She didn't have this previous to the disabling, instead speaking in a [[MachineMonotone monotone]] (though more natural) voice.voice. Notably, the second game makes it clear that she is capable of speaking normally, until she drops her charade and the distortion immediately starts back, implying she's doing this on purpose.
12th Feb '16 4:57:40 PM DaNuke
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* When Orianna from ''LeagueOfLegends'' dies, her voice synthesizer malfunctions and her death scream ends up sounding more like a ''DukesOfHazzard'' car horn.
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