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28th Jun '16 9:49:56 PM Rakurai
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* Done in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' by Hydreigon, who shoves his face into the camera, and then seems to give the player a QuizzicalTilt. It's only shown to be the trope later, [[spoiler: when he explains to the partner Pokemon that the hero has been watching them from the human world, and proceeds to look to the camera once more before addressing them, after which it's revealed you've been seeing the world through their perspective during their absence.]]
16th Jun '16 1:48:48 PM DarkHunter
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* At the beginning of ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', Okabe appears to be addressing the audience through the TV screen, introducing himself and the other members of Future Gadgets Laboratory. Eventually the camera angle changes and we see that he's actually speaking to an animated character on a screen named Alpaca-Man.
20th May '16 7:17:19 AM Gravidef
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* A car ad featured two women riding along while a woman's voice described how Sarah, who bought the car being advertised, got a much better deal than Trish, listing various safety features/better prices/what have you. It's revealed that a third woman named Jill is sitting in the back seat and saying all of these things in the universe of the ad.
4th May '16 1:34:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Zigzagged by Bernkastel in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''; she often addresses 'the audience', but in Ep7 she's speaking specifically to an audience of witches, Featherine among them, giving them rhetorical statements it sounds like she would make to the audience of readers. So which fourth wall is she breaking, the one within the medium or beyond it?

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* Zigzagged by Bernkastel in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''; ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''; she often addresses 'the audience', but in Ep7 she's speaking specifically to an audience of witches, Featherine among them, giving them rhetorical statements it sounds like she would make to the audience of readers. So which fourth wall is she breaking, the one within the medium or beyond it?
1st May '16 7:31:19 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Brittnay and Mackenzie seem to have this going on in episode 10. When Brittnay brings up Taylor [=McDevitt=] and the water park incident she walks up to the camera, seemingly telling it to the viewers. Mackenzie does the same when she proclaims that Shay Van Buren will now be known as '''Gay''' van Buren. They're both simply telling it to their fellow cheer squad and are only looking away for dramatic effect but it lead them instead to look directly at us.
2nd Apr '16 4:16:12 PM Kadorhal
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** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Dr. Hibbert says that he can't solve this case, and then points at the audience and says, "Can you?" The camera changes angles to show that he's really pointing at Chief Wiggum.

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** In "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Dr. Hibbert says that he can't solve this case, and then points at the audience and says, asks, "Can you?" The camera changes angles then pulls out slightly to show that he's really pointing at Chief Wiggum.
12th Jan '16 8:42:55 PM Angeldeb82
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Any time a character appears to be BreakingTheFourthWall, but a moment later it is [[RevealShot revealed]] that their action has a perfectly legitimate in-universe explanation; the FourthWall is in fact intact.

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Any time a character appears to be BreakingTheFourthWall, but a moment later it is [[RevealShot revealed]] {{reveal|Shot}}ed that their action has a perfectly legitimate in-universe explanation; the FourthWall is in fact intact.



Related to AsideGlance. Compare and contrast also AsideComment, where a character seems to address the audience, but no commitments about whether they really do are made either way. Not to be confused with LeaningOnTheFourthWall, wherein the fact that the characters are in a fictional work is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the dialogue.

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Related to AsideGlance. Compare and contrast also AsideComment, where a character seems to address the audience, but no commitments about whether they really do are made either way. Not to be confused with LeaningOnTheFourthWall, wherein the fact that the characters are in a fictional work is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the dialogue.



* This happens in the opening credits for the second season of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. As the main cast is walking away, Rika turns around and seemingly waves to the audience. This seems appropriate after the revelation that [[OracularUrchin Rika]] [[spoiler: is the only one who [[ResetButton actually knows]] [[GroundhogDayLoop what's going on]]]]. However, after episode 13, when [[spoiler: [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Hanyuu]] finally works up the courage to go from secret observer to active participant, [[PromotionToOpeningTitles she gets an extra scene in the opening]], where it's clear that she's the one Rika was waving to.]]

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* This happens in the opening credits for the second season of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. As the main cast is walking away, Rika turns around and seemingly waves to the audience. This seems appropriate after the revelation that [[OracularUrchin Rika]] [[spoiler: is the only one who [[ResetButton actually knows]] [[GroundhogDayLoop what's going on]]]]. However, after episode 13, when [[spoiler: [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Hanyuu]] finally works up the courage to go from secret observer to active participant, [[PromotionToOpeningTitles she gets an extra scene in the opening]], where it's clear that she's the one Rika was waving to.]]to]].



--> '''Bill:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner That, my friends, is the]] ''[[PostMortemOneLiner minority]]'' [[PostMortemOneLiner vote.]] Why don'tcha burn 'im, see if his ashes turn green.

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--> '''Bill:''' [[PostMortemOneLiner [[BondOneLiner That, my friends, is the]] ''[[PostMortemOneLiner ''[[BondOneLiner minority]]'' [[PostMortemOneLiner [[BondOneLiner vote.]] Why don'tcha burn 'im, see if his ashes turn green.



** Megan [[InvokedTrope invokes]] {{Fanservice}} by taking her top off, to hold the camera's attention for a rant about [[YouBastard spectator blood sports and consumers of glamorized violence directed at the viewer]].
** The slashers themselves [[EvilIsHammy ham it up for their fans]], LampShading the audience's bloodthirst.

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** Megan [[InvokedTrope invokes]] {{invoke|dTrope}}s {{Fanservice}} by taking her top off, to hold the camera's attention for a rant about [[YouBastard spectator blood sports and consumers of glamorized violence directed at the viewer]].
** The slashers themselves [[EvilIsHammy ham it up for their fans]], LampShading {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing the audience's bloodthirst.



* In the first episode of the fourth season of ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', Jack turns to the camera and says "Welcome to Season 4." The camera pans away and it's revealed he's introducing people to a new, swanky restaurant named "Season 4."

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* In the first episode of the fourth season of ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Jack turns to the camera and says "Welcome to Season 4." The camera pans away and it's revealed he's introducing people to a new, swanky restaurant named "Season 4."



* In a season 3 episode of ''{{WEEDS}}'', Shane addresses the fourth wall and says "Yeah, it's just a bug in the system". In the next episode it is revealed that he was speaking to his late father, Judah.

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* In a season 3 episode of ''{{WEEDS}}'', ''Series/{{WEEDS}}'', Shane addresses the fourth wall and says "Yeah, it's just a bug in the system". In the next episode it is revealed that he was speaking to his late father, Judah.



* [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] does this in his ending in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. Talking [[spoiler:to ComicBook/GhostRider.]]

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* [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] VideoGame/{{D|evilMayCry}}ante does this in his ending in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''. Talking [[spoiler:to ComicBook/GhostRider.]]ComicBook/GhostRider]].



* ''LunarSilverStarStory'' has an inversion. [[spoiler:After capturing the White Dragon]], the Magic Emperor states that he will need a queen, [[spoiler:just as the camera pans down at Luna's back, and just as she's standing before him. The camera then switch's to Luna's ''[[HeroicBSOD horrified]]'' face, complete with an extreme close up. We all know that she's staring at the Magic Emperor, but the fact that it looks as if she's looking directly at us increases the tension, not to mention making that particular scene even more creepy.]]

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* ''LunarSilverStarStory'' ''VideoGame/LunarSilverStarStory'' has an inversion. [[spoiler:After capturing the White Dragon]], the Magic Emperor states that he will need a queen, [[spoiler:just as the camera pans down at Luna's back, and just as she's standing before him. The camera then switch's to Luna's ''[[HeroicBSOD horrified]]'' ''{{h|eroicBSOD}}orrified'' face, complete with an extreme close up. We all know that she's staring at the Magic Emperor, but the fact that it looks as if she's looking directly at us increases the tension, not to mention making that particular scene even more creepy.]]



* In one of the ''JimmyNeutron''/''{{WesternAnimation/The Fairly OddParents}}'' CrossOver specials this was a RunningGag. Sheen would ask, seemingly no one in particular, "Do you know what this means?! Do you?" He would then lean directly at the camera, asking "Do ''yoooouuu?"'' We then switch angles and zoom out to see that each time, he's asking Libby, who exasperatedly tells him to back off.

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* In one of the ''JimmyNeutron''/''{{WesternAnimation/The Fairly OddParents}}'' CrossOver ''[[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]''/''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' {{Crossover}} specials this was a RunningGag. Sheen would ask, seemingly no one in particular, "Do you know what this means?! Do you?" He would then lean directly at the camera, asking "Do ''yoooouuu?"'' We then switch angles and zoom out to see that each time, he's asking Libby, who exasperatedly tells him to back off.
6th Nov '15 5:05:38 PM ultimomant
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** In "Fall Weather Friends", Spike keeps narrating the race. Twilight keeps asking, "Who are you talking to!?" and then he'd point to other characters who were off screen until that moment.
22nd Sep '15 8:35:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This happens in the opening credits for the second season of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. As the main cast is walking away, Rika turns around and seemingly waves to the audience. This seems appropriate after the revelation that [[OracularUrchin Rika]] [[spoiler: is the only one who [[ResetButton actually knows]] [[GroundhogDayLoop what's going on]]]]. However, after episode 13, when [[spoiler: [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Hanyuu]] finally works up the courage to go from secret observer to active participant, [[PromotionToOpeningTitles she gets an extra scene in the opening]], where it's clear that she's the one Rika was waving to.]]

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* This happens in the opening credits for the second season of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. As the main cast is walking away, Rika turns around and seemingly waves to the audience. This seems appropriate after the revelation that [[OracularUrchin Rika]] [[spoiler: is the only one who [[ResetButton actually knows]] [[GroundhogDayLoop what's going on]]]]. However, after episode 13, when [[spoiler: [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Hanyuu]] finally works up the courage to go from secret observer to active participant, [[PromotionToOpeningTitles she gets an extra scene in the opening]], where it's clear that she's the one Rika was waving to.]]
15th Sep '15 3:56:17 AM narm00
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* Zigzagged by Bernkastel in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' often addresses 'the audience', but in Ep7 she's speaking specifically to an audience of witches, Featherine among them, giving them rhetorical statements it sounds like she would make to the audience of readers. So which fourth wall is she breaking, the one within the medium or beyond it?

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* Zigzagged by Bernkastel in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''; she often addresses 'the audience', but in Ep7 she's speaking specifically to an audience of witches, Featherine among them, giving them rhetorical statements it sounds like she would make to the audience of readers. So which fourth wall is she breaking, the one within the medium or beyond it?
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