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16th Sep '17 6:19:52 PM zezudez
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction [[spoiler:when you try to hit her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. You can choose to fake a hit, but even if you don't, you will be literally incapable of summoning enough intent to harm her to deal more than 1 HP of damage. Undyne, upon realizing this, is reminded of someone else equally innocent (most likely Asriel) and decides that she can't bring herself to hurt you, either.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction [[spoiler:when you try to hit her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. You can choose to fake a hit, but even if you don't, you will be literally incapable of summoning enough intent to harm her to deal more than 1 HP of damage. Undyne, upon realizing this, is reminded of someone else equally innocent (most likely Asriel) and decides that she can't bring herself to hurt you, you either.]]
13th Sep '17 7:48:02 AM Whizad
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17th Aug '17 6:42:52 AM TheMoccasinKing
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* A rather more dramatic case from Quill in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', when Ego reveals [[spoiler: he placed a tumor inside Quill's mother's head]]. It's enough to snap Star-Lord out of what is essentially brainwashing.
9th Jul '17 10:55:11 PM NoxSky12599
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** While she doesn't actually say it, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Teyla]]'s facial expression just ''screams'' this upon Sheppard telling her in a matter-of-fact tone what the last two digits of [=McKay=]'s password mean. For reference, the password is 164318791968[[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].

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** While she doesn't actually say it, [[Series/StargateAtlantis Teyla]]'s facial expression just ''screams'' this upon Sheppard telling her in a matter-of-fact tone what the last two digits of [=McKay=]'s password mean. For reference, the password is 164318791968[[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 164318791968[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42]].[[note]]1643: UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton's birth year. 1879: UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's birth year. 1968: [[InsufferableGenius Rodney McKay]]'s birth year.[[/note]]
7th Jul '17 9:29:49 AM Piterpicher
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* In a chapter of ''ShinMazingerZero'' -a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off-, Kouji and [[RobotGirl Minerva-X]] are together inside the cockpit. During the battle Minerva lands on Kouji on a ''very awkward and embarrassing'' position. Sayaka -ClingyJealousGirl and ActionGirl who has just arrived and destroyed three Mechanical beasts in a fit of jealous rage- sees him, and they -after displaying a tremendously comical OhCrap stares- try to explain it is not what it seems, and Minerva is not human but she actually is a Super Robo created by TheProfessor Dr. Kabuto to be Mazinger-Z's partner. Sayaka's reaction?

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* In a chapter of ''ShinMazingerZero'' ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'' -a ''Anime/MazingerZ'' spin-off-, Kouji and [[RobotGirl Minerva-X]] are together inside the cockpit. During the battle Minerva lands on Kouji on a ''very awkward and embarrassing'' position. Sayaka -ClingyJealousGirl and ActionGirl who has just arrived and destroyed three Mechanical beasts in a fit of jealous rage- sees him, and they -after displaying a tremendously comical OhCrap stares- try to explain it is not what it seems, and Minerva is not human but she actually is a Super Robo created by TheProfessor Dr. Kabuto to be Mazinger-Z's partner. Sayaka's reaction?
3rd Jun '17 9:44:23 PM KoopaKid17
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* The ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "sisters" has Strong Bad's malfunctioning computer accidentally deleting an email from a girl names Ali and his sister. He receives another email and thinks it's from Ali, only discovering it to be nonsensical gibberish.

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* The ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "sisters" has Strong Bad's malfunctioning computer accidentally deleting an email from a girl names named Ali and his her sister. He receives another email and thinks it's from Ali, only discovering it to be nonsensical gibberish.
6th May '17 4:39:46 PM Rakned
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6th May '17 4:39:16 PM Rakned
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction if you [[spoiler:decide to fake a hit on her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. She then decides to let you off because she realises that you genuinely can't summon any intent to harm her or anyone else, and furthermore she doesn't really want to hurt you either because you're harmless.]]
* ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Proves that this reaction can even come from a SilentProtagonist like Link. After smashing the Spider boss Arhmogohma three times with the Dominion Rod, the creature finally convulses and dies, bursting into smoke. Link gives a triumphant flourish of the Master Sword, only to gape in disbelief when the smoke clears to reveal the boss's true form. [[ClippedWingAngel A comparatively tiny and entirely non threatening spider.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is Undyne's reaction if [[spoiler:when you [[spoiler:decide try to fake a hit on her [[HitMeDammit after she challenges you to a final duel]] to restore her pride during a Pacifist Run. She then decides You can choose to let fake a hit, but even if you off because she realises that don't, you genuinely can't summon any will be literally incapable of summoning enough intent to harm her or anyone else, to deal more than 1 HP of damage. Undyne, upon realizing this, is reminded of someone else equally innocent (most likely Asriel) and furthermore decides that she doesn't really want can't bring herself to hurt you either because you're harmless.you, either.]]
* ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Proves that this reaction can even come from a SilentProtagonist like Link. After smashing the Spider boss Arhmogohma three times with the Dominion Rod, the creature finally convulses and dies, bursting into smoke. Link gives a triumphant flourish of the Master Sword, only to gape in disbelief when the smoke clears to reveal the boss's true form. form: [[ClippedWingAngel A comparatively tiny and entirely non threatening spider.]]
22nd Apr '17 11:29:31 AM BobTanaka
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** Pinkie's sister [[TheStoic Maud]] has this reaction when she learns that Pinkie gave up her party cannon to buy her a present. Surprisingly enough, it's not played for laughs.
21st Apr '17 4:49:08 PM StFan
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* Kaneki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' gives one after meeting [[spoiler: Dr. Kanou]], who reveals that [[spoiler: Manager Yoshimura is deeply connected to Aogiri.]]
** Saiko from :Re gives one after Haise announces that [[ItMakesSenseInContext they're all going to become girls]].
* In the Manga/AssassinationClassroom anime adaptation, Koro-sensei panics and does one when his students, [[spoiler: having exploited a loophole in his offer to let them destroy one tentacle for each top score they took in finals, inform him they want to claim their "prizes" while the class is on the island vacation they ''also'' won for their top scores]]. The reason this frightens Koro-sensei senseless? [[spoiler: He's severely weak to water, which clogs up his tentacles and slows him down.]]
* LightNovel/{{Accel World}}'s Kuroyukihime has this reaction when Haruyuki tells her that he went through with her suggestion to cable link with his childhood Chiyuri.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
**
Kaneki from ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' gives one after meeting [[spoiler: Dr. Kanou]], who reveals that [[spoiler: Manager Yoshimura is deeply connected to Aogiri.]]
** Saiko from :Re '':Re'' gives one after Haise announces that [[ItMakesSenseInContext they're all going to become girls]].
* In the Manga/AssassinationClassroom ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' anime adaptation, Koro-sensei panics and does one when his students, [[spoiler: having exploited a loophole in his offer to let them destroy one tentacle for each top score they took in finals, inform him they want to claim their "prizes" while the class is on the island vacation they ''also'' won for their top scores]]. The reason this frightens Koro-sensei senseless? [[spoiler: He's severely weak to water, which clogs up his tentacles and slows him down.]]
* LightNovel/{{Accel World}}'s ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'': Kuroyukihime has this reaction when Haruyuki tells her that he went through with her suggestion to cable link with his childhood Chiyuri.
* ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'': This is Tanya's reaction to Tasha being a boy.



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--->'''Shinji''':''“Ok, so what’s our first plan?”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“Strip chess.”''\\
'''Shinji''':''“What.”''

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--->'''Shinji''':''“Ok, --->'''Shinji:''' Ok, so what’s what's our first plan?”''\\
'''Asuka''':''“Strip
plan?\\
'''Asuka:''' Strip
chess.”''\\
'''Shinji''':''“What.”''
\\
'''Shinji:''' What.



--->'''Asuka''':''"Trying to stab you when we ran into each other by Misato's memorial was spur of the moment. I've had three months to plan this meet-up. Besides, [...] you masturbating over my comatose body was far from the worst thing to happen to me that week. At least it proved you were too dumb to know when you're being hit on instead of just gay."''\\
'''Shinji''':''"What,"''

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--->'''Asuka''':''"Trying --->'''Asuka:''' Trying to stab you when we ran into each other by Misato's memorial was spur of the moment. I've had three months to plan this meet-up. Besides, [...] you masturbating over my comatose body was far from the worst thing to happen to me that week. At least it proved you were too dumb to know when you're being hit on instead of just gay."''\\
'''Shinji''':''"What,"''
\\
'''Shinji:''' What.



--->''Misato couldn't help but smile... until she happened to glance at the cover of the book Asuka had been reading, and realised it was a copy of The Ethical Slut. And Asuka had apparently been taking notes.''\\

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--->''Misato couldn't help but smile... until she happened to glance at the cover of the book Asuka had been reading, and realised realized it was a copy of The Ethical Slut. And Asuka had apparently been taking notes.''\\



-->'''Kanda:''' Hey Allen. You're a bean sprout.
-->'''Allen:''' Your mom's a bean sprout.
-->'''Kanda:''' Your beansprout's a mom!
-->'''Allen:''' ...What.

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-->'''Kanda:''' Hey Allen. You're a bean sprout.
-->'''Allen:'''
sprout.\\
'''Allen:'''
Your mom's a bean sprout.
-->'''Kanda:'''
sprout.\\
'''Kanda:'''
Your beansprout's a mom!
-->'''Allen:''' ...
mom!\\
'''Allen:''' ...
What.



-->'''Asuka''':''"The waters are red, not like blood, but the broken dreams of Communism."''\\
'''Shinji''':''"What."''

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-->'''Asuka''':''"The -->'''Asuka:''' The waters are red, not like blood, but the broken dreams of Communism."''\\
'''Shinji''':''"What."''
\\
'''Shinji:''' What.



* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/850294/chapters/1668533 Empire's Gleam]]'', a [[PeggySue time-traveling]] ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' has this reaction when Arthur states he would never bring his manservant out hunting or on campaign with him.

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/850294/chapters/1668533 Empire's Gleam]]'', a [[PeggySue time-traveling]] ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' Series/{{Merlin|2008}} has this reaction when Arthur states he would never bring his manservant out hunting or on campaign with him.



* In the ''WebOriginal/ElementsOfCringe'' Celestia has priceless reaction to [[BigBad Flame Majesty's]] demands to turn him and his bony friends to their [[OriginalCharacter OC's]]. Considering this is one of their main motives for ''capturing The Elements of Harmony and launching an unprovoked invasion'' it's understandable.



* In the [[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Totally Spies]]/[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]] crossover ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039 How I Learned to Love the Wild Horse]]'' Mandy has this reaction when she finds out Alex, Clover, and Sam are spies, and have been, "Since freshman year."

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Totally Spies]]/[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]] ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''/''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' crossover ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039 How I Learned to Love the Wild Horse]]'' Mandy has this reaction when she finds out Alex, Clover, and Sam are spies, and have been, "Since freshman year."
* ''[[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged SMA the Movie: Promise of the Lost Rose]]''
-->'''Kisenian:''' Fiore, go! Kill him! He's shitfaced; it'll be easy.\\
'''Fiore:''' But... he's my lover.\\
'''Kisenian:''' ... What.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' gave us a great one: Piccolo and Krillin use the Multi-Form technique to attack Nappa, but Nappa is still able to dodge their attacks. Piccolo ponders what kind of mental discipline Nappa had gone through to be so powerful, but Nappa is simply singing ''Patty-Cake'' in time to his attacks. Afterwards we get this:
-->'''Nappa:''' Good effort, but I'm still the patty-cake champion!\\
'''Piccolo:''' What.
** Another one in Episode 16:
--->'''Yamcha:''' What the hell? I waxed off everything! I waxed off your car, I waxed off your house, [[ItMakesSenseInContext I even waxed off your monkey]]!\\
'''Piccolo:''' Okay, I just started paying attention - what.
** Aaaand Episode 15:
--->'''Vegeta''': Look at you, Dodoria. You're always so damn proud. And now here you are, crying like a woman!\\
'''Dodoria''': [[spoiler: I ''am'' a woman!]]\\
''({{Beat}})''\\
'''Vegeta''': What.
** Heck, Creator/TeamFourStar is the king of these!
--->'''Nail''': Learn your place earthling! you have some nerve demanding-\\
'''Guru''': Here take it.\\
'''Nail''': I... what.
** Here's another one from their Bardock Special:
--->'''Zarbon''': Mm, too bad. And that Bardock was such a dashing rogue.\\
'''Dodoria''': What.
** This was also Shenron's reaction in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' Christmas Special when the group summons him and go on about the forest being devastated by fire. Naturally Shenron thinks they want him to restore life to the forest, but Krillin's response that nah, Krillin just wants a great Christmas tree first makes Shenron do a Flat What, then marks his breaking point from being a BenevolentGenie into a JackassGenie.
* ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'':
-->'''Kuwabara:''' Urameshi... [[ItMakesSenseInContext I need you to finger bang me.]]\\
'''Yusuke:''' What.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Dartz:''' Here's what we're gunnah do, mayn. We're gunnah find Yuu-gay Mowtoe, and we're gunnah take his deeck.\\
'''Rafael:''' What.
* From ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Snape's reaction to Cedric's reaction to Snape's House roll call:
-->'''Snape:''' Hufflepuff...\\
'''Cedric:''' FIND!\\
'''Snape:''' What.



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-->Kate: Guess how old ''tony'' thought I was.
-->Ellen: I ''really'' wouldn't like to.
-->Kate: Go on, just ''guess''!
-->Ellen: Forty-two?
-->Kate: ''What.''
-->Ellen: Forty-eight?

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-->Kate: -->'''Kate:''' Guess how old ''tony'' thought I was.
-->Ellen:
was.\\
'''Ellen:'''
I ''really'' wouldn't like to.
-->Kate:
to.\\
'''Kate:'''
Go on, just ''guess''!
-->Ellen: Forty-two?
-->Kate:
''guess''!\\
'''Ellen:''' Forty-two?\\
'''Kate:'''
''What.''
-->Ellen:
''\\
'''Ellen:'''
Forty-eight?



--> '''Amy''': I made Charlie, so, in some way, I made that painting too!
--> '''Bob''': But honey, by that logic, I made that painting too.
--> '''Amy''': Oh really? So you carried that painting inside of you for nine months?
--> '''Bob''': What.

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--> '''Amy''': -->'''Amy:''' I made Charlie, so, in some way, I made that painting too!
--> '''Bob''':
too!\\
'''Bob:'''
But honey, by that logic, I made that painting too.
--> '''Amy''':
too.\\
'''Amy:'''
Oh really? So you carried that painting inside of you for nine months?
--> '''Bob''':
months?\\
'''Bob:'''
What.



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* ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'': This is Tanya's reaction to Tasha being a boy.
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--> '''Michael Bolton:''' (singing) This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirate so brave on the seven seas.
--> '''Andy:''' What.
* In Music/{{Eminem}}'s Just Lose It, he tells a male chorus to grab their left nuts to make their right ones jealous. This is their response.

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--> '''Michael -->'''Michael Bolton:''' (singing) ''[singing]'' This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirate so brave on the seven seas.
-->
seas.\\
'''Andy:''' What.
* In Music/{{Eminem}}'s Just "Just Lose It, It", he tells a male chorus to grab their left nuts to make their right ones jealous. This is their response.



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* Pick an image hosting site or image forum, ''any you can think of'', that allows people to tag the images. Search for any images labelled wat or what, and that's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it'll get out of you.]] Expect the results to cross over with NightmareFuel and/or NauseaFuel.
* ''Blog/CinnamonBunzuh'': Ifi's reaction after reading ''The Capture''.
* The "LOL WUT" meme.
** Alternatively, "Wat."
** In the long form, "what is this i dont even" (sic), additionally, "i'm 12 and what is this" is used in similar fashion.
** In the long''est'' form (verbose): [[DelusionsOfEloquence "I have become quite profounded from your previous statement, so much so that it has become quite humorous how abnormal the said statement is."]]
* The unofficial [[VideoGame/{{Aetolia}} Aetolia: The Midnight Age]] wiki has an entire page devoted to this trope [[http://www.ankyreanarchives.com/wiki/What here]].
* Pretty much the primary catchphrase of the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' series review blog ''Blog/BloggerBeware''.
* Uttered by Ironyuppie in ''Series/AHDotComTheSeries'' "Casino Imperiale", after she finds out that Landshark beat her nemesis before she could.
* The [=RPGNet=] HiveMind is fond of "man what" (no punctuation) as a response to any completely brain-spraining statement.
** Notably inspired by and associated with (by those in the know) a certain photograph of Bob Marley in a state of absolute man what
** The hive mind seems to have determined it actually came as a response to [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=206199 someone discussing]] the Inferi from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''... to the tune of "The Happy Wanderer" (the "Valderie, Valdera" song). "In-fer-iiiii... in-fer-aaaaaaa..." The first post after that was a prematurely-launched post consisting entirely of "man what"
*** NOTE: The absence of a period at the end of the previous entry is entirely deliberate and proper. The phrase expresses such a profound and utter state of confusion that it ''eradicates'' any and all punctuation and grammar within a radius of one post.
* Inventing Swear Words 4 has a good example, right after Stag complains to the GM that every other class is more powerful with him, to which the GM responds with a "What." Made funnier by how Stag then demands that every class be nerfed except his, which is, without even a beat, followed by the GM teleporting him away.
* Very good one in The Fine Bros.' Kids React to Nyan Cat, at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQbDz6-4eM&feature=player_detailpage#t=181s 3:01.]]
* [[Website/DesuDesBrigade Vixen]] used this to describe a scene from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The scene in question has Utena jump down from a balcony, tear off her own dress to reveal her uniform, take a table cloth from a nearby table, then form a dress to cover her {{heterosexual life partner|s}} Anthy's WardrobeMalfunction.
* A staple in the commentaries at ''FanFic/TheClassicDoctorWhoTwitterBlog.'' Frequently goes hand-in-hand with "Wait." Lots of them.
* The page quote is from Blog/MarkReadsTwilight, a truly insightful blog not for Twilight fans.
* It's become [=NothingNow=]'s defacto CatchPhrase in [[Script/TheCreepyTeenYears AH.Com: The Creepy Teen Years.]]
* In ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn 2'', Charlie reacts this way when he and his two... um... friends encounter a giant letter Z.
-->'''Blue''': ¡El hombre con el sombrero nos envió!\\
'''Pink''': ¡Él nos cuenta muchas historias asombrosas!\\
'''Z''': ''(makes pinging noises)''\\
'''Blue and Pink''': Hohohoho!\\
'''Charlie''': ...what.
* On various image-sharing sites, "what" is used as a tag for bizarre, shocking, or absurd images, usually involving physical or anatomical impossibilities. [[strike:Most]] Nearly all examples will be {{NSFW}} at the least, so seek them out at your own risk.
* In ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', he says this when he is confronted with [[spoiler:an elevator that finally goes up, but is blocked by boxes of explosives.]]
** Adrian Shephard in ''Shephard's Mind'' does this ''twelve times'' in response to unleashing a swarm of snarks.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVha8YqKWo And again:]]
--->'''Jon:''' I'd be down with a cool black star like that.\\
'''Emile:''' Actually, it's official name is [[{{Pun}} Ztar]].\\
'''Jon:''' ... What.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bRRupLoijM Don't tell my dad!]]
* A very popular subject of {{Image Macro}}s.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': There was an infamous death in v2 involving SpontaneousHumanCombustion. Said character's post-game evaluation on the [[http://sotf.wikia.com/wiki/Caitlin_Evans wiki]] is, of course, one of these.
* During the production of ''VideoGame/ASuperMarioThing'' on the talkhaus forums, this was LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s reaction upon [[http://talkhaus.raocow.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1028&start=150#p47900 discovering]] that {{Rule 34}} had been made of Demo (the main character of ''ASMT'' and Raocow's own creation; a female [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot demon alien minion]] with no arms, blue hair, and a face composed of a single giant eye).
* [[http://ursulav.deviantart.com/art/The-Biting-Pear-of-Salamanca-29677500 The Biting Pear of Salamanca]] (otherwise known as the "LOL WUT" pear), which probably deserves its own page.
* ''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'' sometimes resorts to this, such as in a review of a (thankfully short) e-book called [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/ravished-by-the-triceratops ''Ravished By the Triceratops'']] (NSFW, obviously}.
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* Pick an image hosting site or image forum, ''any you can think of'', that allows people to tag the images. Search for any images labelled wat or what, and that's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it'll get out of you.]] Expect the results to cross over with NightmareFuel and/or NauseaFuel.
* ''Blog/CinnamonBunzuh'': Ifi's reaction after reading ''The Capture''.
* The "LOL WUT" meme.
** Alternatively, "Wat."
** In the long form, "what is this i dont even" (sic), additionally, "i'm 12 and what is this" is used in similar fashion.
** In the long''est'' form (verbose): [[DelusionsOfEloquence "I have become quite profounded from your previous statement, so much so that it has become quite humorous how abnormal the said statement is."]]
* The unofficial [[VideoGame/{{Aetolia}} Aetolia: The Midnight Age]] wiki has an entire page devoted to this trope [[http://www.ankyreanarchives.com/wiki/What here]].
* Pretty much the primary catchphrase of the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' series review blog ''Blog/BloggerBeware''.
* Uttered by Ironyuppie in ''Series/AHDotComTheSeries'' "Casino Imperiale", after she finds out that Landshark beat her nemesis before she could.
* The [=RPGNet=] HiveMind is fond of "man what" (no punctuation) as a response to any completely brain-spraining statement.
** Notably inspired by and associated with (by those in the know) a certain photograph of Bob Marley in a state of absolute man what
** The hive mind seems to have determined it actually came as a response to [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=206199 someone discussing]] the Inferi from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''... to the tune of "The Happy Wanderer" (the "Valderie, Valdera" song). "In-fer-iiiii... in-fer-aaaaaaa..." The first post after that was a prematurely-launched post consisting entirely of "man what"
*** NOTE: The absence of a period at the end of the previous entry is entirely deliberate and proper. The phrase expresses such a profound and utter state of confusion that it ''eradicates'' any and all punctuation and grammar within a radius of one post.
* Inventing Swear Words 4 has a good example, right after Stag complains to the GM that every other class is more powerful with him, to which the GM responds with a "What." Made funnier by how Stag then demands that every class be nerfed except his, which is, without even a beat, followed by the GM teleporting him away.
* Very good one in The Fine Bros.' Kids React to Nyan Cat, at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQbDz6-4eM&feature=player_detailpage#t=181s 3:01.]]
* [[Website/DesuDesBrigade Vixen]] used this to describe a scene from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The scene in question has Utena jump down from a balcony, tear off her own dress to reveal her uniform, take a table cloth from a nearby table, then form a dress to cover her {{heterosexual life partner|s}} Anthy's WardrobeMalfunction.
* A staple in the commentaries at ''FanFic/TheClassicDoctorWhoTwitterBlog.'' Frequently goes hand-in-hand with "Wait." Lots of them.
* The page quote is from Blog/MarkReadsTwilight, a truly insightful blog not for Twilight fans.
* It's become [=NothingNow=]'s defacto CatchPhrase in [[Script/TheCreepyTeenYears AH.Com: The Creepy Teen Years.]]
* In ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn 2'', Charlie reacts this way when he and his two... um... friends encounter a giant letter Z.
-->'''Blue''': ¡El hombre con el sombrero nos envió!\\
'''Pink''': ¡Él nos cuenta muchas historias asombrosas!\\
'''Z''': ''(makes pinging noises)''\\
'''Blue and Pink''': Hohohoho!\\
'''Charlie''': ...what.
* On various image-sharing sites, "what" is used as a tag for bizarre, shocking, or absurd images, usually involving physical or anatomical impossibilities. [[strike:Most]] Nearly all examples will be {{NSFW}} at the least, so seek them out at your own risk.
* In ''Machinima/FreemansMind'', he says this when he is confronted with [[spoiler:an elevator that finally goes up, but is blocked by boxes of explosives.]]
** Adrian Shephard in ''Shephard's Mind'' does this ''twelve times'' in response to unleashing a swarm of snarks.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVha8YqKWo And again:]]
--->'''Jon:''' I'd be down with a cool black star like that.\\
'''Emile:''' Actually, it's official name is [[{{Pun}} Ztar]].\\
'''Jon:''' ... What.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bRRupLoijM Don't tell my dad!]]
* A very popular subject of {{Image Macro}}s.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': There was an infamous death in v2 involving SpontaneousHumanCombustion. Said character's post-game evaluation on the [[http://sotf.wikia.com/wiki/Caitlin_Evans wiki]] is, of course, one of these.
* During the production of ''VideoGame/ASuperMarioThing'' on the talkhaus forums, this was LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s reaction upon [[http://talkhaus.raocow.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1028&start=150#p47900 discovering]] that {{Rule 34}} had been made of Demo (the main character of ''ASMT'' and Raocow's own creation; a female [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot demon alien minion]] with no arms, blue hair, and a face composed of a single giant eye).
* [[http://ursulav.deviantart.com/art/The-Biting-Pear-of-Salamanca-29677500 The Biting Pear of Salamanca]] (otherwise known as the "LOL WUT" pear), which probably deserves its own page.
* ''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'' sometimes resorts to this, such as in a review of a (thankfully short) e-book called [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/ravished-by-the-triceratops ''Ravished By the Triceratops'']] (NSFW, obviously}.
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{SC2VN}}'', this is Mach's response to being tricked into a bet match with a high schooler.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Katawa Shoujo}}'', Hisao says this to Kenji's assertion that Lilly is a member of the Mafia.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{SC2VN}}'', ''VisualNovel/SC2VN'', this is Mach's response to being tricked into a bet match with a high schooler.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Katawa Shoujo}}'', ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Hisao says this to Kenji's assertion that Lilly is a member of the Mafia.



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* In ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn 2'', Charlie reacts this way when he and his two... um... friends encounter a giant letter Z.
-->'''Blue''': ¡El hombre con el sombrero nos envió!\\
'''Pink''': ¡Él nos cuenta muchas historias asombrosas!\\
'''Z''': ''(makes pinging noises)''\\
'''Blue and Pink''': Hohohoho!\\
'''Charlie''': ...what.
* ''Machinima/FreemansMind'':
** Freeman says this when he is confronted with [[spoiler:an elevator that finally goes up, but is blocked by boxes of explosives.]]
** Adrian Shephard in ''Shephard's Mind'' does this ''twelve times'' in response to unleashing a swarm of snarks.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVha8YqKWo And again:]]
--->'''Jon:''' I'd be down with a cool black star like that.\\
'''Emile:''' Actually, it's official name is [[{{Pun}} Ztar]].\\
'''Jon:''' ... What.
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', at the start of Season 10 Church finds out that while he's been in the Memory Unit (Which makes up most of Season 9's plot), Washington has replaced him fully. His reaction is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]]:
-->'''Caboose''': We sort of call the new guy Church, y'know, sometimes.\\
'''Church''': What.
* In the Creator/CBoyardee animation ''Dilbert 3'', Alice delivers one in response to a murderous Dilbert's "ranch or cool ranch" Doritos trick questions before she is promptly shot after answering "ranch".
* ''WebAnimation/SonicInJaws'':
-->'''Conker''': Nice hairdo.\\
'''Sonic''': What.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** The ''Expiration Date'' short has Engineer switch from happy to terrifyingly angry with just this trope after hearing that [[spoiler:Soldier teleported bread.]]
** Some videos use the Spy as a StraightMan and chop the "What" from his response lines into a short statement of incredulous disbelief. Showcased nicely by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-knIFuPrXoc this]] ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement''.
* At the end of the ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' episode "Beach", Cardamon is attempting to unclog Bee's toilet. An assumed hour later, we see him fishing out a can of food lodged in the toilet. When it's out, he simply says:
-->'''Cardamon:''' Why.
* The ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "sisters" has Strong Bad's malfunctioning computer accidentally deleting an email from a girl names Ali and his sister. He receives another email and thinks it's from Ali, only discovering it to be nonsensical gibberish.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Whaaat... You're not Ali. [[DeadpanSnarker You're not even literate]]!
* In the ''WebAnimation/ElementsOfCringe'' Celestia has priceless reaction to [[BigBad Flame Majesty's]] demands to turn him and his bony friends to their [[OriginalCharacter OC's]]. Considering this is one of their main motives for ''capturing The Elements of Harmony and launching an unprovoked invasion'' it's understandable.
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* Pick an image hosting site or image forum, ''any you can think of'', that allows people to tag the images. Search for any images labelled wat or what, and that's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin exactly what it'll get out of you.]] Expect the results to cross over with NightmareFuel and/or NauseaFuel.
* ''Blog/CinnamonBunzuh'': Ifi's reaction after reading ''The Capture''.
* The "LOL WUT" meme.
** Alternatively, "Wat."
** In the long form, "what is this i dont even" (sic), additionally, "i'm 12 and what is this" is used in similar fashion.
** In the long''est'' form (verbose): [[DelusionsOfEloquence "I have become quite profounded from your previous statement, so much so that it has become quite humorous how abnormal the said statement is."]]
* The unofficial ''[[VideoGame/{{Aetolia}} Aetolia: The Midnight Age]]'' wiki has an entire page devoted to this trope [[http://www.ankyreanarchives.com/wiki/What here]].
* Pretty much the primary catchphrase of the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' series review blog ''Blog/BloggerBeware''.
* Uttered by Ironyuppie in ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' "Casino Imperiale", after she finds out that Landshark beat her nemesis before she could.
* The [=RPGNet=] HiveMind is fond of "man what" (no punctuation) as a response to any completely brain-spraining statement.
** Notably inspired by and associated with (by those in the know) a certain photograph of Bob Marley in a state of absolute man what
** The hive mind seems to have determined it actually came as a response to [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=206199 someone discussing]] the Inferi from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''... to the tune of "The Happy Wanderer" (the "Valderie, Valdera" song). "In-fer-iiiii... in-fer-aaaaaaa..." The first post after that was a prematurely-launched post consisting entirely of "man what"
*** NOTE: The absence of a period at the end of the previous entry is entirely deliberate and proper. The phrase expresses such a profound and utter state of confusion that it ''eradicates'' any and all punctuation and grammar within a radius of one post.
* Inventing Swear Words 4 has a good example, right after Stag complains to the GM that every other class is more powerful with him, to which the GM responds with a "What." Made funnier by how Stag then demands that every class be nerfed except his, which is, without even a beat, followed by the GM teleporting him away.
* Very good one in The Fine Bros.' Kids React to Nyan Cat, at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQbDz6-4eM&feature=player_detailpage#t=181s 3:01.]]
* [[Website/DesuDesBrigade Vixen]] used this to describe a scene from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. The scene in question has Utena jump down from a balcony, tear off her own dress to reveal her uniform, take a table cloth from a nearby table, then form a dress to cover her {{heterosexual life partner|s}} Anthy's WardrobeMalfunction.
* A staple in the commentaries at ''FanFic/TheClassicDoctorWhoTwitterBlog.'' Frequently goes hand-in-hand with "Wait." Lots of them.
* The page quote is from Blog/MarkReadsTwilight, a truly insightful blog not for Twilight fans.
* It's become [=NothingNow=]'s defacto CatchPhrase in [[Script/TheCreepyTeenYears AH.Com: The Creepy Teen Years.]]
* On various image-sharing sites, "what" is used as a tag for bizarre, shocking, or absurd images, usually involving physical or anatomical impossibilities. [[strike:Most]] Nearly all examples will be {{NSFW}} at the least, so seek them out at your own risk.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bRRupLoijM Don't tell my dad!]]
* A very popular subject of {{Image Macro}}s.
* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': There was an infamous death in v2 involving SpontaneousHumanCombustion. Said character's post-game evaluation on the [[http://sotf.wikia.com/wiki/Caitlin_Evans wiki]] is, of course, one of these.
* During the production of ''VideoGame/ASuperMarioThing'' on the talkhaus forums, this was LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s reaction upon [[http://talkhaus.raocow.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1028&start=150#p47900 discovering]] that {{Rule 34}} had been made of Demo (the main character of ''ASMT'' and Raocow's own creation; a female [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot demon alien minion]] with no arms, blue hair, and a face composed of a single giant eye).
* [[http://ursulav.deviantart.com/art/The-Biting-Pear-of-Salamanca-29677500 The Biting Pear of Salamanca]] (otherwise known as the "LOL WUT" pear), which probably deserves its own page.
* ''Smart Bitches, Trashy Books'' sometimes resorts to this, such as in a review of a (thankfully short) e-book called [[http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog/ravished-by-the-triceratops ''Ravished By the Triceratops'']] (NSFW, obviously}.



* ''[[WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged SMA the Movie: Promise of the Lost Rose]]''
-->'''Kisenian:''' Fiore, go! Kill him! He's shitfaced; it'll be easy.\\
'''Fiore:''' But... he's my lover.\\
'''Kisenian:''' ... What.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' gave us a great one: Piccolo and Krillin use the Multi-Form technique to attack Nappa, but Nappa is still able to dodge their attacks. Piccolo ponders what kind of mental discipline Nappa had gone through to be so powerful, but Nappa is simply singing ''Patty-Cake'' in time to his attacks. Afterwards we get this:
-->'''Nappa:''' Good effort, but I'm still the patty-cake champion!\\
'''Piccolo:''' What.
** Another one in Episode 16:
--->'''Yamcha:''' What the hell? I waxed off everything! I waxed off your car, I waxed off your house, [[ItMakesSenseInContext I even waxed off your monkey]]!\\
'''Piccolo:''' Okay, I just started paying attention - what.
** Aaaand Episode 15:
--->'''Vegeta''': Look at you, Dodoria. You're always so damn proud. And now here you are, crying like a woman!\\
'''Dodoria''': [[spoiler: I ''am'' a woman!]]\\
''({{Beat}})''\\
'''Vegeta''': What.
** Heck, Creator/TeamFourStar is the king of these!
--->'''Nail''': Learn your place earthling! you have some nerve demanding-\\
'''Guru''': Here take it.\\
'''Nail''': I... what.
** Here's another one from their Bardock Special:
--->'''Zarbon''': Mm, too bad. And that Bardock was such a dashing rogue.\\
'''Dodoria''': What.
** This was also Shenron's reaction in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' Christmas Special when the group summons him and go on about the forest being devastated by fire. Naturally Shenron thinks they want him to restore life to the forest, but Krillin's response that nah, Krillin just wants a great Christmas tree first makes Shenron do a Flat What, then marks his breaking point from being a BenevolentGenie into a JackassGenie.
* ''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged'':
-->'''Kuwabara:''' Urameshi... [[ItMakesSenseInContext I need you to finger bang me.]]\\
'''Yusuke:''' What.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Dartz:''' Here's what we're gunnah do, mayn. We're gunnah find Yuu-gay Mowtoe, and we're gunnah take his deeck.\\
'''Rafael:''' What.
* From ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Snape's reaction to Cedric's reaction to Snape's House roll call:
-->'''Snape:''' Hufflepuff...\\
'''Cedric:''' FIND!\\
'''Snape:''' What.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', at the start of Season 10 Church finds out that while he's been in the Memory Unit (Which makes up most of Season 9's plot), Washington has replaced him fully. His reaction is [[CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]]:
-->'''Caboose''': We sort of call the new guy Church, y'know, sometimes.\\
'''Church''': What.



* In the Creator/CBoyardee animation ''Dilbert 3'', Alice delivers one in response to a murderous Dilbert's "ranch or cool ranch" Doritos trick questions before she is promptly shot after answering "ranch".
* ''WebAnimation/SonicInJaws'':
-->'''Conker''': Nice hairdo.\\
'''Sonic''': What.
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the ''Expiration Date'' short has Engineer switch from happy to terrifyingly angry with just this trope after hearing that [[spoiler:Soldier teleported bread.]]
** Some videos use the Spy as a StraightMan and chop the "What" from his response lines into a short statement of incredulous disbelief. Showcased nicely by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-knIFuPrXoc this]] ''Machinima/TeamServiceAnnouncement''.



* At the end of the ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' episode "Beach", Cardamon is attempting to unclog Bee's toilet. An assumed hour later, we see him fishing out a can of food lodged in the toilet. When it's out, he simply says:
-->'''Cardamon:''' Why.



* The WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "sisters" has Strong Bad's malfunctioning computer accidentally deleting an email from a girl names Ali and his sister. He receives another email and thinks it's from Ali, only discovering it to be nonsensical gibberish.
-->'''Strong Bad:''' Whaaat... You're not Ali. [[DeadpanSnarker You're not even literate]]!
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