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5th Feb '18 4:18:45 PM FF32
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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikov talks like your standard Russian movie bad guy. Goes even further in his masterpiece of BlackComedy, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/reddawn Killing The Enemies And His Family Too]].

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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikov talks like your standard Russian movie bad guy. Goes even further in his masterpiece of BlackComedy, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/reddawn Killing The Enemies And His Family Too]].
2nd Feb '18 1:46:07 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** English appears to be the only human language in the setting, regional accents are all you get. Antivans speak it with a Spanish accent, Fereldan uses British accents, Tevinter used a different subset of British accents etc. Dwarfs also speak English, with a mix of North American accents this time (they occasionally mix in a few words of an old Dwarf language, but the common tongue apparently started as a Dwarf trading language). Dalish elfs speak mostly English with a Welsh accent, with a few Elven words mixed in (the Elven language being mostly lost). The Qunari actually do have their own language, but outside their own territory speak English in a very distinct, flat way with no identifiable accent (mainly because very few of them can speak the common tongue, and mastery is prized in the Qun, so they are silent and stoic with flat affect out of shame)..

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** English appears to be the only human language in the setting, regional accents are all you get. Antivans speak it with a Spanish accent, Fereldan uses British accents, Tevinter used a different subset of British accents etc. Dwarfs also speak English, with a mix of North American accents this time (they occasionally mix in a few words of an old Dwarf language, but the common tongue apparently started as a Dwarf trading language). Dalish elfs speak mostly English with a Welsh accent, with a few Elven words mixed in (the Elven language being mostly lost). The Qunari actually do have their own language, but outside their own territory speak English in a very distinct, flat way with no identifiable accent (mainly because very few of them can speak the common tongue, and mastery is prized in the Qun, so they are silent and stoic with flat affect out of shame)..shame). When we do hear snatches of Qunlat from native speakers it's in the same non-accent.
1st Feb '18 11:21:34 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Occasionally, a film or TV show will be set in a foreign country, where another language is spoken. [[TranslationConvention Instead of having the actors speak normally]], or having them attempt to speak in their characters' actual language, the characters instead speak English - except in a ridiculous accent to constantly remind viewers that these characters are foreign. A TranslationConvention that bats you over the head with the RuleOfPerception.

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Occasionally, a film or TV show will be set in a foreign country, where another language is spoken. [[TranslationConvention Instead of having the actors speak normally]], or having them attempt to speak in their characters' actual language, the characters instead speak English - except in a ridiculous an accent to constantly remind viewers that these characters are foreign. A TranslationConvention that bats you over the head with the RuleOfPerception.



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.
1st Jan '18 8:23:50 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* Paul F. Tompkins' routine "Cherry Picking", where the joke quickly from [[RefugeInAudacity superstar migrant laborer Jesus Guerrero signing baskets at fruit-picking fantasy camp]], to how bad the voice Paul is using for him is ("it kinda just sounds like you're a vampire or something") -- and finally, to Jesus commiserating that he knows "this bit has outworn out its welcome", but he can't stop as long as the audience keeps laughing.

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* Paul F. Tompkins' routine "Cherry Picking", where the joke quickly quickly from [[RefugeInAudacity superstar migrant laborer Jesus Guerrero signing baskets at fruit-picking fantasy camp]], to how bad the voice Paul is using for him is ("it kinda just sounds like you're a vampire or something") -- and finally, to Jesus commiserating that he knows "this bit has outworn out its welcome", but he can't stop as long as the audience keeps laughing.
1st Jan '18 8:22:20 AM DuckDuckNoose
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* Paul F. Tompkins' routine "Cherry Picking", where the joke quickly from [[RefugeInAudacity superstar migrant laborer Jesus Guerrero signing baskets at fruit-picking fantasy camp]], to how bad the voice Paul is using for him is ("it kinda just sounds like you're a vampire or something") -- and finally, to Jesus commiserating that he knows "this bit has outworn out its welcome", but he can't stop as long as the audience keeps laughing.
3rd Dec '17 11:11:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'' does ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in (deliberately) terrible Scottish accents.

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* ''TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'' ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'' does ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' in (deliberately) terrible Scottish accents.
8th Nov '17 9:29:53 AM Odacon_Spy
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* [[Film/CaptainBlood Captain Blood]] has Basil Rathbone put on an atrocious French accent in case the viewers forget Levasseur is meant to be French. [[LargeHam He milks it to a hilarious extent.]]

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* [[Film/CaptainBlood ''[[Film/CaptainBlood Captain Blood]] Blood]]'' has Basil Rathbone put on an atrocious French accent in case the viewers forget Levasseur is meant to be French. [[LargeHam He milks it to a hilarious extent.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:18:29 AM HarpieSiren
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* In Franchise/FireEmblem, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Tiki]] has been given a British Accent for some reasons.
24th Oct '17 8:28:47 AM Lunatic0verlord
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* In Franchise/FireEmblem, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Tiki]] has been given a British Accent for some reasons.
22nd Oct '17 6:05:07 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* In ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Path of the Furon'', in the map Belleville (a parody of Paris) one of the nameless NPC s found wandering the landscape will lampshade this trope in one of their readable thoughts.

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* In ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Path of the Furon'', in the map Belleville (a parody of Paris) one of the nameless NPC s [=NPCs=] found wandering the landscape will lampshade this trope in one of their readable thoughts.
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