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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.
29th Apr '16 2:50:25 PM Jacob175
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* In DanBrown's book ''TheLostSymbol'', Robert Langdon lectures his symbology class on the secrets of Freemasonry.

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* In DanBrown's Creator/DanBrown's book ''TheLostSymbol'', ''Literature/TheLostSymbol'', Robert Langdon lectures his symbology class on the secrets of Freemasonry.



* One ''TalesOfTheQuestor'' side story was a classroom lecture about the setting's MinovskyPhysics. (In the storyline, it functioned as the first step in DoingInTheWizard.)
* Thomil of ''{{Juathuur}}'' [[http://oneway.juathuur.com/1/?strip_id=109 shows us how it's done.]]

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* One ''TalesOfTheQuestor'' ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' side story was a classroom lecture about the setting's MinovskyPhysics. (In the storyline, it functioned as the first step in DoingInTheWizard.)
* Thomil of ''{{Juathuur}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'' [[http://oneway.juathuur.com/1/?strip_id=109 shows us how it's done.]]



* ''Gabriel Knight: 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.

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* ''Gabriel Knight: ''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.
22nd Apr '16 12:28:50 PM pinkdalek
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* 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.
17th Apr '16 5:47:25 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "Big Murder on Campus", Murdoch is in a university classroom giving a lecture on the "applied physics" of execution by hanging. The lecture turns into [[spoiler: a means of pressuring one of the accomplices to a murder into confessing against the other--the soon-to-be-infamous James Gillies]].

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "Big Murder Murderer on Campus", Murdoch is in a university classroom giving a lecture on the "applied physics" of execution by hanging. The lecture turns into [[spoiler: a means of pressuring one of the accomplices to a murder into confessing against the other--the soon-to-be-infamous James Gillies]].
17th Apr '16 4:30:31 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "Big Murder on Campus", Murdoch is in a university classroom giving a lecture on the "applied physics" of execution by hanging. The lecture turns into [[spoiler: a means of pressuring one of the accomplices to a murder into confessing against the other--the soon-to-be-infamous James Gillies]].
28th Jan '16 3:40:03 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Species}}'', Fitch gives a lengthily exposition of the SETI project and the failed DNA experiment to the summoned group in his boardroom.
17th Jan '16 11:06:56 PM rjung
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* Done rather creatively in ''Film/TheBigShort''. Rather than fill the viewers in on complex financial issues through traditional exposition, the film BreaksTheFourthWall to introduce celebrities to explain them. We get Margot Robbie explaining mortgage bonds in a bubblebath, Anthony Bourdain using unsold fish to illustrate how banks handle unsold mortgages, and Richard Thaler and Selena Gomez at a blackjack table illustrating how synthetic [=CDOs=] work.
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