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20th Aug '17 4:36:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the English dub of ''Anime/CodeGeassAkitoTheExiled'', the European characters all have French accents (since in the backstory of the ''Franchise/CodeGeass''-verse, Napoleon succeeded in conquering all of Europe).
1st Aug '17 6:33:43 PM GlassCatOwl
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Sometimes dubbing/translation in news programs can seem like this, because often it is easier to find (for example) a Russian translator who speaks English with a heavy Russian accent than a native English speaker who can readily translate Russian.
29th Jul '17 10:37:26 PM Micah
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* Subverted on ''Series/TheAmericans''. The pilot is full of flashback scenes set in Russia, with people speaking English to each other. It looks like this trope is happening, but in fact they really are speaking English to each other -- part of the protagonists' spy training is that they speak only in English. Later in the show we see scenes involving Russians who aren't deep-cover agents, and they all speak subtitled Russian.
30th May '17 5:16:32 PM SaltyWaffles
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This is ''potentially'' TruthInTelevision since when a foreigner speaks English, they do exhibit an accent more or less specific to their country of origin.[[note]]Unless they chose to go through much more rigorous training to try to eliminate it.[[/note]] Of course, the actual accent depicted doesn't really need to correspond to anything real to qualify for this trope.

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This is ''potentially'' TruthInTelevision TruthInTelevision, since when a foreigner speaks English, they do exhibit an accent more or less specific to their country of origin.[[note]]Unless they chose to go through much more rigorous training to try to eliminate it.[[/note]] Of course, the actual accent depicted doesn't really need to correspond to anything real to qualify for this trope.
10th May '17 7:38:23 AM JamesAustin
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* Creator/DanielDayLewis in ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' is an Irishman portraying a tragic Czech lothario by putting on an accent that is a mixture of TV-presenter British and cold-war-spy-movie Russian. The effect is less than suave, more like distractingly ridiculous.

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* Creator/DanielDayLewis in ''Film/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' is an Irishman portraying a tragic Czech lothario by putting on an accent that is a mixture of TV-presenter British and cold-war-spy-movie Russian. The effect is less than suave, more like distractingly ridiculous.
15th Apr '17 12:54:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''SlumdogMillionaire''. To [[{{Egregious}} the extreme extent]] that PopCulturalOsmosis from London has somehow seeped all the way to the slums of Mumbai.

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* ''SlumdogMillionaire''.''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''. To [[{{Egregious}} the extreme extent]] that PopCulturalOsmosis from London has somehow seeped all the way to the slums of Mumbai.
9th Apr '17 9:01:27 AM nombretomado
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* This is used throughout the "Peabody's Improbable Histories" segments of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''. The first segment implies that this is the result of some brand of TranslatorMicrobes embedded in the Wayback Machine: Peabody travels back in time to ancient Rome, hears everyone speaking Latin, and then makes an adjustment and they're all speaking English instead.

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* This is used throughout the "Peabody's Improbable Histories" segments of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''. The first segment implies that this is the result of some brand of TranslatorMicrobes embedded in the Wayback Machine: Peabody travels back in time to ancient Rome, hears everyone speaking Latin, and then makes an adjustment and they're all speaking English instead.
2nd Apr '17 10:25:36 AM SilverStorm
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* The musical version of "Theatre/{{TheScarletPimpernel}}" features Marguerite and Armand St Just, as well as the villains Chauvelain and Robbispierre (yes, that one) who are all, obviously, French. They all speak in thick French accents peppered with french phrases even when in France. With the exception of Chauvelain, who inexplicably dons a British dialect (though still opting to keep the random French words).

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* The musical version of "Theatre/{{TheScarletPimpernel}}" ''Theatre/{{The Scarlet Pimpernel}}'' features Marguerite and Armand St Just, as well as the villains Chauvelain and Robbispierre (yes, that one) who are all, obviously, French. They all speak in thick French accents peppered with french phrases even when in France. With the exception of Chauvelain, who inexplicably dons a British dialect (though still opting to keep the random French words).
2nd Apr '17 10:20:33 AM SilverStorm
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* The musical version of "Theatre/{{TheScarletPimpernel}}" features Marguerite and Armand St Just, as well as the villains Chauvelain and Robbispierre (yes, that one) who are all, obviously, French. They all speak in thick French accents peppered with french phrases even when in France. With the exception of Chauvelain, who inexplicably dons a British dialect (though still opting to keep the random French words).
** Even Chauvelain gets the accent treatment about fifty percent of the time, depending on the production's director.
6th Mar '17 4:10:33 PM nombretomado
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* All the Italian characters in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "The Duh-Vinci Code" speak English that comes straight out of the [[TheMarxBrothers Chico Marx]] Accent School. Since the only Italian characters with speaking roles are [[spoiler:a robot built by Leonardo da Vinci, and Leonardo himself, who is actually [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy an alien]]]], this makes ''slightly'' more sense than it might...

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* All the Italian characters in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "The Duh-Vinci Code" speak English that comes straight out of the [[TheMarxBrothers [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Chico Marx]] Accent School. Since the only Italian characters with speaking roles are [[spoiler:a robot built by Leonardo da Vinci, and Leonardo himself, who is actually [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy an alien]]]], this makes ''slightly'' more sense than it might...
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