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23rd Apr '17 1:12:32 AM Golondrina
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* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies lecture gives background on the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.

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* [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/faithbased/ This]] ''DumbingOfAge'' ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' - Leslie's Gender Studies lecture gives background on the current storyline. The AltText [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
10th Feb '17 2:21:18 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Maester Luwin teaches Bran of the various Houses vying for power in Westeros, which also serves to educate the audience on the matter.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Maester Luwin teaches Bran of the various Houses vying for power in Westeros, which also serves to educate the audience on the matter.matter.
** Sansa gets quizzed by her septa about the history of the Seven Kingdoms.
21st Dec '16 11:35:16 AM Rysto
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* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', some critical background information about the setting is delivered during Itsuki's history less in Episode 4.
8th Oct '16 3:07:17 PM Tallens
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* ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'': Not quite, we just see the practice for one. Sydney's demonstration of Mike's job for a parent career day involves shaking a can of soda up, then punching a metal pipe into it, followed by pouring honey down the pipe to keep the soda from coming out, which will show her classmates (and shows the audience) what drilling mud is and how it works.
8th Oct '16 12:52:09 AM eroock
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This trope shows up in ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' by Creator/FritzLang from 1933.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This trope shows up in ''Film/DasTestamentDesDoktorMabuse'' ''Film/TheLastWillOfDrMabuse'' by Creator/FritzLang from 1933.
15th Aug '16 4:21:25 AM anothga
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* A favorite technique in the WhateleyUniverse, since it's set largely in a SuperheroSchool. We've seen lectures on supersuit design, several kinds of superpowers, strategy and tactics, the (made-up) physics behind this universe, how magical contracts work, and several other things.
* An chapter of Literature/{{Brennus}} is about an "Introduction to Metahuman Studies", providing an {{Infodump}} on superpower classifications. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the creation of a new superpower classification system, and so the characters, as well as the reader, have to be informed.

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* A favorite technique in the WhateleyUniverse, ''WhateleyUniverse'', since it's set largely in a SuperheroSchool. We've seen lectures on supersuit design, several kinds of superpowers, strategy and tactics, the (made-up) physics behind this universe, how magical contracts work, and several other things.
* An chapter of Literature/{{Brennus}} ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'' is about an "Introduction to Metahuman Studies", providing an {{Infodump}} on superpower classifications. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the creation of a new superpower classification system, and so the characters, as well as the reader, have to be informed.


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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', this is how the Emperor delivers an {{Infodump}} about humanity's history not covered by the Imperium's history records to Custodian and [[spoiler: [[HeelFaceTurn Magnus]]]], though he doesn't deliver it in a classroom but from the top of his [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport Golden Throne]].
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11th Jul '16 5:18:27 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' introduces its ClicheStorm plot in this only moderately cliched way.
* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers'' has Gabriel attending a lecture at Tulane University early in the game where he learns some important concepts and terms relating to Voodoo.
* ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'' has several cutscenes of Dr. Sakaki briefing the PlayerCharacter, [[{{Keet}} Kota]], and [[ActionGirl Alisa]] on the nature of the Aragami. Justified as the main characters are all new recruits, with you and Kota hinted at not having had much of an education at all, and Fenrir wants to spread around its institutional knowledge so nobody leaves too big a hole if they die suddenly.
* The opening of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' combines this with a solid EstablishingCharacterMoment. Barret asks Cloud, who has just joined Barret's group, if he's familiar with Mako reactors, and - despite the fact that Cloud tells him that he is - starts lecturing him about what Mako reactors are. Cloud's understandably annoyed reaction causes Barret to get pissed off with him, and they continue bickering for the first couple of hours of the game.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' introduces its ClicheStorm plot in this only moderately cliched way.
* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight: Sins of the Fathers'' has Gabriel attending a lecture at Tulane University early in the game where he learns some important concepts and terms relating to Voodoo.
* ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'' has several cutscenes of Dr. Sakaki briefing the PlayerCharacter, [[{{Keet}} Kota]], and [[ActionGirl Alisa]] on the nature of the Aragami. Justified as the main characters are all new recruits, with you and Kota hinted at not having had much of an education at all, and Fenrir wants to spread around its institutional knowledge so nobody leaves too big a hole if they die suddenly.
* The opening of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' combines this with a solid EstablishingCharacterMoment. Barret asks Cloud, who has just joined Barret's group, if he's familiar with Mako reactors, and - despite the fact that Cloud tells him that he is - starts lecturing him about what Mako reactors are. Cloud's understandably annoyed reaction causes Barret to get pissed off with him, and they continue bickering for the first couple of hours of the game.
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30th Jun '16 3:52:20 PM eroock
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Judy's narration in the opening SchoolPlay fills the audience in on the history of Zootopia.
28th Jun '16 11:02:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheNameOfTheWind'', this tends to be the way the reader learns more about the world. It's occasionally presented as a story or myth, instead.
* ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' teaches the reader the history of the ConstructedWorld via a session of the heroine's history class.
* The FunctionalMagic of the ''{{Mistborn}}'' series, allomancy, gets explained to the readers through Kelsier's lessons to Vin.

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* In ''TheNameOfTheWind'', ''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind'', this tends to be the way the reader learns more about the world. It's occasionally presented as a story or myth, instead.
* ''TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' teaches the reader the history of the ConstructedWorld via a session of the heroine's history class.
* The FunctionalMagic of the ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' series, allomancy, gets explained to the readers through Kelsier's lessons to Vin.
9th Jun '16 1:47:55 AM PaulA
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* The ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Raid" is about a British commando team raiding a German radar installation during World War II. It happens to coincide with an inspection tour by the German brass which begins with a lecture from the officer in charge of the installation to impart the necessary information about the installation's function to the visiting officers and to the audience.
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