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18th Jan '17 7:04:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayedForLaughs in the first episode of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan W'', in which Nyarko explains the central premise of the series (that the gods of the CthulhuMythos were aliens and Creator/HPLovecraft's [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis works were based on stories they told him]]) and she, Cuuko, and Hasuta identify themselves. [[OnlySaneMan Mahiro]] asks what they heck they're doing, and Nyarko explains that they're playing ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''.

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* PlayedForLaughs in the first episode of ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan W'', in which Nyarko explains the central premise of the series (that the gods of the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos were aliens and Creator/HPLovecraft's [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis works were based on stories they told him]]) and she, Cuuko, and Hasuta identify themselves. [[OnlySaneMan Mahiro]] asks what they heck they're doing, and Nyarko explains that they're playing ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''.



* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics usually averted this only by spreading it around: Creator/ChrisClaremont used TalkingIsAFreeAction to have everyone announce who they were and what they could do - just not all at once.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics usually averted this only by spreading it around: Creator/ChrisClaremont used TalkingIsAFreeAction to have everyone announce who they were and what they could do - just not all at once.
15th Jan '17 1:31:39 PM VenomousSeal
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* The second episode of the second season of Anime/Bakugan spends a significant segment describing the main villains.
1st Jan '17 9:42:42 AM nighttrainfm
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* Ditto with ''Animorphs''. In fact, most serial Scholastic books probably begin with an [=introdump=].

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* Ditto with ''Animorphs''.''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' - just about every book begins with a quick summary of the premise and the heroes' most obvious character traits. In fact, most serial Scholastic books probably begin with an [=introdump=].
19th Oct '16 1:35:54 PM Berrenta
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** The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Target novelisations tend to start with a quick rattling-off of the name and backstory of the companion and a physical description of the Doctor. Due to the [[TheyJustDidntCare formulaic nature]] of the books and the need to quickly and transparently establish which Doctor the story is about, the physical descriptions are kept almost identical (no LeftFieldDescription to speak of), leading to fandom in-jokes and quick code-phrases used to establish Doctor identity even in much more carefully-crafted bits of the ExpandedUniverse - especially the Fourth Doctor's 'all teeth and curls' and 'beaky' nose and the Fifth Doctor's 'pleasant, open face'.

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** The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Target novelisations tend to start with a quick rattling-off of the name and backstory of the companion and a physical description of the Doctor. Due to the [[TheyJustDidntCare formulaic nature]] nature of the books and the need to quickly and transparently establish which Doctor the story is about, the physical descriptions are kept almost identical (no LeftFieldDescription to speak of), leading to fandom in-jokes and quick code-phrases used to establish Doctor identity even in much more carefully-crafted bits of the ExpandedUniverse - especially the Fourth Doctor's 'all teeth and curls' and 'beaky' nose and the Fifth Doctor's 'pleasant, open face'.
8th Sep '16 1:38:47 AM PaulA
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** The ''Literature/VirginNewAdventures'' series starts off with the Seventh Doctor rattling off to Ace his identity, her identity, her real name, her background, the premise of ''Doctor Who'' itself, key locations like the TARDIS and Gallifrey, and even adds in a {{Cameo}} from the Fourth Doctor (the most iconic Doctor, easily recognised by even non-fans) in the form of a recorded message so the Doctor can explain to Ace and the reader that he and that person are the same character.

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** The ''Literature/VirginNewAdventures'' ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' series starts off with the Seventh Doctor rattling off to Ace his identity, her identity, her real name, her background, the premise of ''Doctor Who'' itself, key locations like the TARDIS and Gallifrey, and even adds in a {{Cameo}} from the Fourth Doctor (the most iconic Doctor, easily recognised by even non-fans) in the form of a recorded message so the Doctor can explain to Ace and the reader that he and that person are the same character.
17th Jul '16 7:41:04 PM PaulA
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* The first ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' movie has Zeus address all the gods by their name and what they are god of just so the audience won't be confused.

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* The first ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' movie ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' has Zeus address all the gods by their name and what they are god of just so the audience won't be confused.
16th Jun '16 12:38:01 PM Random888
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* In ''Film/MissonToMoscow'', U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph Davies and his family are introduced to such personages as Bukharin, Tukachevsky, and Yagoda at a party thrown to welcome Davies to Moscow. All of those characters are shortly thereafter defendants in treason trials.

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* In ''Film/MissonToMoscow'', ''Film/MissionToMoscow'', U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph Davies and his family are introduced to such personages as Bukharin, Tukachevsky, and Yagoda at a party thrown to welcome Davies to Moscow. All of those characters are shortly thereafter defendants in treason trials.
31st May '16 11:47:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The ''opening sequence'' to every episode of ''TransformersCybertron'' has Optimus Prime announce six Autobots' names - these six only form the main team at the start of the series, meaning it gets less useful as time goes by.

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** The ''opening sequence'' to every episode of ''TransformersCybertron'' ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' has Optimus Prime announce six Autobots' names - these six only form the main team at the start of the series, meaning it gets less useful as time goes by.
29th Feb '16 10:17:21 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'' introduces its ensemble of protagonists this way in the fifth number of the first act.
29th Feb '16 10:11:47 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', the victory pageant for the twelve heroes returning from the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar introduces all of them by name in rhyming couplets.

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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', the victory pageant put on by the townspeople of Angel's Roost for the twelve heroes returning from the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar introduces all of them by name in rhyming couplets.
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