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11th May '17 7:38:10 PM Murgatroyd314
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Artie is smart enough to carry on a [[http://narbonic.com/comic/december-29-2003-january-3-2004/#comic-strip-container-5 conversation]] by responding to the ''next'' thing the other person says.
--> '''Dave:''' You cannot foresee what I'm going to say. I'm not that predictable and you're not that smart.
--> '''Artie:''' It certainly did. You're not thinking ahead.
--> '''Dave:''' Huh? That didn't follow.
--> '''Artie:''' I feel fine. It's only gibberish if you don't grasp my point.
--> '''Dave:''' All of a sudden, you're talking gibberish. You feel okay?
--> '''Artie:''' And at last we catch on. Good work.
--> '''Dave:''' Wait a minute...
6th May '17 4:30:23 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph [[OutGambit Out Gambitting]] his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone, Esidisi, ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph [[OutGambit Out Gambitting]] his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone, Esidisi, Esidisi ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.
6th May '17 4:30:23 PM thatother1dude
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22nd Feb '17 8:56:22 AM Prfnoff
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Compare TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This trope is often utilized for a BatmanGambit because this type of plan requires knowledge of a likely character behavior. If the one making the prediction is not established knowing the other person well, this trope crosses into GambitRoulette.

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Compare TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat and StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This trope is often utilized for a BatmanGambit because this type of plan requires knowledge of a likely character behavior. If the one making the prediction is not established knowing the other person well, this trope crosses into GambitRoulette.



* In a ''{{Peanuts}}'' SundayStrip, Linus and Lucy drew pictures for their grandmother. Linus had Lucy take the drawings and ask which one Grandma liked better. He successfully predicted that Grandma would like both drawings equally.

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* In a ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' SundayStrip, Linus and Lucy drew pictures for their grandmother. Linus had Lucy take the drawings and ask which one Grandma liked better. He successfully predicted that Grandma would like both drawings equally.



* ''Series/{{QI}}'''s gimmick is that it's a quiz that penalizes boring/obvious answers rather than wrong ones. When this happens, a klaxon goes off and the answer appears on the huge screens in the studio to prove that it was expected. Generally speaking, this means CommonKnowledge answers, but [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything sometimes the show predicts the panellists' jokes]] (''specific'' panellists, in a few cases). The very first episode had a example of this, when the revelation that Caravaggio had cut a guy's testicles off over a game of tennis led to Danny Baker saying, "New balls, please!"

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'''s gimmick is that it's a quiz that penalizes boring/obvious answers rather than wrong ones. When this happens, a klaxon goes off and the answer appears on the huge screens in the studio to prove that it was expected. Generally speaking, this means CommonKnowledge answers, but [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything sometimes the show predicts the panellists' jokes]] jokes (''specific'' panellists, in a few cases). The very first episode had a example of this, when the revelation that Caravaggio had cut a guy's testicles off over a game of tennis led to Danny Baker saying, "New balls, please!"
31st Jan '17 4:20:27 PM Shadeblade11
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph {{Out Gambit|ted}}ing his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph {{Out Gambit|ted}}ing [[OutGambit Out Gambitting]] his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone someone, Esidisi, ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.
8th Jan '17 9:56:06 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of "JohnnyTest", Johnny tells his dog that his father will come out soon, warning him that dinner is in thirty minutes, and Johnny will be in trouble if everything is not normal by dinner.

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* In an episode of "JohnnyTest", ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', Johnny tells his dog that his father will come out soon, warning him that dinner is in thirty minutes, and Johnny will be in trouble if everything is not normal by dinner.
30th Dec '16 6:52:59 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Battle Tendency'', Joseph {{Out Gambit|ted}}ing his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Battle Tendency'', ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency'', Joseph {{Out Gambit|ted}}ing his opponent is usually punctuated by guessing their next line. He always gets it exactly right to the word. One memorable moment has someone ''turn it around'' on him, which indicates the fight's not going so hot.
20th Dec '16 3:58:59 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* In one strip of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', we get [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=115765 simultaneous]] SpitTake prediction.

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* In one strip of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', we get [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=115765 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990776/spiithoooft/ simultaneous]] SpitTake prediction.
27th Nov '16 2:51:24 PM zarpaulus
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* Once in ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the Pointy-Haired Boss complained to Catbert that Dilbert thought he was predictable.
--> '''Catbert''': Gesundheit in advance.
--> '''PHB''' (thinking): ''Must control sneeze. Must not be... predictable.'' *Head inflates*
--> '''Catbert''': Yesterday I drew a picture of what this would like like.
14th Oct '16 5:02:02 PM nombretomado
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* A 2011 radio ad for Verizon's high speed network has a woman talking about how fast her connection is. She goes on to say " [my friend] will forget about that ticket soon. Because 52 seconds ago, her boyfriend just changed his [[{{Facebook}} relationship status]] to ''single''." She goes on to talk some more about the network, and then returns to count down "Three, two, one" at which point [[DramaticDrop there is the sound of shattering glass]] and a scream.

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* A 2011 radio ad for Verizon's high speed network has a woman talking about how fast her connection is. She goes on to say " [my friend] will forget about that ticket soon. Because 52 seconds ago, her boyfriend just changed his [[{{Facebook}} [[Website/{{Facebook}} relationship status]] to ''single''." She goes on to talk some more about the network, and then returns to count down "Three, two, one" at which point [[DramaticDrop there is the sound of shattering glass]] and a scream.
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