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18th Jun '16 2:24:45 AM GamingFan1997
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}},'' Guts is fighting a regenerating demon whose wounds heal as fast as they're inflicted. The demon taunts him by saying that it can regenerate endlessly as long as its head is intact. Guts immediately chops the demon's head in half and thanks it for telling him.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}},'' Guts is fighting a regenerating demon whose wounds heal as fast as they're inflicted. The demon taunts him by [[TooDumbToLive saying that it can regenerate endlessly as long as its head is intact.intact]]. Guts immediately chops the demon's head in half and thanks it for telling him.
14th Jun '16 9:42:08 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', this happens quite a bit in the manga, mostly when new moves are introduced to the audience. Possibly deconstructed during the fight with Doryu when Ruby, explaining to our heroes how innate magical alignments work, [[WhatAnIdiot accidentally reveals the alignments of the heroes to the bad guy.]] His saving grace was that he changed their alignment to Dark earlier, making the information useless.

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* In ''Manga/RaveMaster'', this happens quite a bit in the manga, mostly when new moves are introduced to the audience. Possibly deconstructed during the fight with Doryu when Ruby, explaining to our the heroes how innate magical alignments work, [[WhatAnIdiot accidentally reveals the alignments of the heroes to the bad guy.]] His saving grace was that he changed their alignment to Dark earlier, making the information rather useless.
6th Jun '16 1:09:12 PM Psyga315
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* This gets mercilessly mocked in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries, poking fun at how every character feels the need to explain their cards, especially if the card has an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin extremely obvious effect based on its name]]. Seto and Yugi especially call out their opponents for this, since they are the creator of the Duel Monsters gaming system and King of Games respectively, and therefore ''know'' what most of these cards do already.

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* This gets mercilessly mocked in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries, poking fun at how every character feels the need to explain their cards, especially if the card has an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin extremely obvious effect based on its name]]. Seto and Yugi especially call out their opponents for this, since they are made a fortune with the creator of the Duel Monsters gaming system game and King of Games respectively, and therefore ''know'' what most of these cards do already.
3rd Jun '16 2:46:54 PM Griffonmender
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Sometimes this ExpositionBomb is because the character is confident that their opponent doesn't actually pose a threat, so they can [[TalkingIsAFreeAction afford to spend time chatting]] about what they're going to do next. Sometimes it's a way to psych out the enemy, letting then know how utterly screwed they are. Or maybe they don't realize they're being {{Genre Blind|ness}} (or [[ContractualGenreBlindness they do, but don't care]]).

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Sometimes this ExpositionBomb is because the character is confident that their opponent doesn't actually pose a threat, so they can [[TalkingIsAFreeAction afford to spend time chatting]] about what they're going to do next. Sometimes it's a way to psych out the enemy, letting then them know how utterly screwed they are. Or maybe they don't realize they're being {{Genre Blind|ness}} (or [[ContractualGenreBlindness they do, but don't care]]).
22nd Apr '16 6:38:21 AM wille179
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* Justified in ''FanFic/SplitSecond''. By explaining her power, Twilight gives Sunset a small advantage, which further empowers the [[ConditionalPowers Conditional Magic]] of her [[DropTheHammer warhammer]].
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2nd Apr '16 10:21:56 AM hillo315
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** Lampshaded during a conversation between Kenpachi and Gerard Valkyrie. This trope was brought up when Kenpachi called Gerard a "bad villian cliché". Justified because there is nothing any ordinary person could do to stop Gerard's from killing anyone. [[BigDamnHeroes However]], Kenpachi is not ordinary.
19th Feb '16 12:22:36 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', this is frequently subverted. While many people will happily explain how their power works, this is usually either unhelpful (Espers explain how they're doing something, but this rarely reveals what they ''can't'' do) or deliberately false.

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', this ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
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is frequently subverted. While many people will happily explain how their power works, this is usually either unhelpful (Espers explain how they're doing something, but this rarely reveals what they ''can't'' do) or deliberately false.


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* ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'':
** Sent up by the Ancient Lizard King when he encounters Tatsumaki. He brags that only a meteor falling from space would have the power to kill him. Tatsumaki replies, "Okay, I'll do that, then." and uses her psychic powers to drop a meteor on him. OneHitKO.
** Boros does this a lot against Saitama. Mostly he's just bragging about his strength because he's excited that he's finally got someone powerful enough to use said strength against without instantly winning. Of course, Saitama really doesn't care, at one point telling Boros to shut up and start fighting already.
13th Dec '15 1:36:52 PM Theokal3
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** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode ''Where There's Smoke'' has an episode where a human character tries to threaten Superman with a special high-tech gun allegedly capable of injuring even the Man of Steel. Unfortunately for him, he commits the mistake to actually ''warn'' him about that in order for him to back off, only for Superman to [[CombatPragmatism interrupt him mid-explanation using his]] SuperSpeed and crush the gun before it can be used.

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** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode ''Where There's Smoke'' has an episode a moment where a human character tries to threaten Superman with a special high-tech gun allegedly capable of injuring even the Man of Steel. Unfortunately for him, he commits the mistake to actually ''warn'' him about that in order for him to back off, only for Superman to [[CombatPragmatism interrupt him mid-explanation using his]] SuperSpeed and crush the gun before it can be used.
13th Dec '15 1:36:25 PM Theokal3
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** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode ''Where There's Smoke'' has an episode where a human character tries to threaten Superman with a special high-tech gun allegedly capable of injuring even the Man of Steel. Unfortunately for him, he commits the mistake to actually ''warn'' him about that in order for him to back off, only for Superman to [[CombatPragmatism interrupt him mid-explanation using his]] SuperSpeed and crush the gun before it can be used.
29th Nov '15 10:17:49 PM videogmer314
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* This gets mercilessly mocked in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries, poking fun at how every character feels the need to explain their cards, especially if the card has an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin extremely obvious effect based on its name]]. Seto and Yugi especially call out their opponents for this, since they are the creator of the Duel Monsters gaming system and King of Games respectfully, and therefore ''know'' what most of these cards do already.

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* This gets mercilessly mocked in WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries, poking fun at how every character feels the need to explain their cards, especially if the card has an [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin extremely obvious effect based on its name]]. Seto and Yugi especially call out their opponents for this, since they are the creator of the Duel Monsters gaming system and King of Games respectfully, respectively, and therefore ''know'' what most of these cards do already.
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