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21st Jul '16 3:04:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The musical ''{{Urinetown}}'', which parodies almost anything that moves, has Officer Lockstock, the narrator, reference this trope on several occasions. Not to forget equally GenreSavvy Little Sally.

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* The musical ''{{Urinetown}}'', which parodies almost anything that moves, has Officer Lockstock, the narrator, reference this trope on several occasions. Not to forget equally GenreSavvy Little Sally.



* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', this job was originally [[NerdActionHero Walter's]] for the pirates and [[DeadpanSnarker Sue's]] for the Imperials. After the cast [[EnemyMine expands]], this gets officially dumped on [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Sal]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister and Leeroy]].

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* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', this job was originally [[NerdActionHero Walter's]] for the pirates and [[DeadpanSnarker Sue's]] for the Imperials. After the cast [[EnemyMine expands]], this gets officially dumped on [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Sal]] Sal [[LikeBrotherAndSister and Leeroy]].
18th Jul '16 1:23:46 AM PaulA
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* The World's Most Helpful Guard in the original ''ClashOfTheTitans''. Perseus, a complete stranger, walks up to him, and he manages to go from surly hostility to explaining the complete social and political history of Joppa in under a minute. While swatting flies.

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* The World's Most Helpful Guard in the original ''ClashOfTheTitans''.''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''. Perseus, a complete stranger, walks up to him, and he manages to go from surly hostility to explaining the complete social and political history of Joppa in under a minute. While swatting flies.
10th Jul '16 4:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrokenSaints'' has Raimi Matthews, who also functions as NonActionGuy, DeadpanSnarker, SadClown, and TheSmartGuy. A man of many hats indeed.

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* ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' has Raimi Matthews, who also functions as NonActionGuy, DeadpanSnarker, SadClown, and TheSmartGuy. A man of many hats indeed.
4th Jul '16 11:43:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has the Turaga elders, who relate old legends about the threats that rear their ugly heads in the first few arcs. Eventually deconstructed; the third or fourth time this happens, the heroes start wondering where they're getting their information and, more importantly, ''why they're not telling them these things ahead of time''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has the Turaga elders, who relate old legends about the threats that rear their ugly heads in the first few arcs. Eventually deconstructed; the third or fourth time this happens, the heroes start wondering where they're getting their information and, more importantly, ''why they're not telling them these things ahead of time''.
25th Jun '16 9:39:17 PM SamCurt
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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': [[EncyclopaedicKnowledge Kozuka]] has the tendency to provide this on factoids that may or may not be relevant to the case on hand, particularly scientific ones.

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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': The Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote series actually have ''each'' member of TheTeam to provide exposition on one area, so as to fulfill its edutainment mandate. The anime downplayed most of these, but mainly as a side effect of CompressedAdaptation.
** The only example of this trope being retained in the anime is that of
[[EncyclopaedicKnowledge Kozuka]] Kozuka]], who has the tendency to provide this on factoids that may or may not be relevant to the case on hand, particularly scientific ones.ones.
** Wakatake often provides information on law, particularly about what actions broke which clauses of the Japanese Criminal Code.
** Uesuka is already GoodAtNumbers, but as the son of doctors, he's the one to provide medical backgrounders.
15th Jun '16 9:45:59 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin'', Mr Satterthwaite has a talent for describing the backstory lucidly and with the occasional poetic touch, and is frequently called on to exercise it. Played with a bit in that this is also his main detective talent; in the course of describing the situation to another character (and to the audience), he will often notice a detail or correlation of details that points to the solution.
12th Jun '16 10:35:33 PM Dravencour
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', much like Daggerfall, distributes exposition over a number of characters, including the guardsman at the Western Watchtower (who tells you about the legend of the Dragonborn after you kill your first dragon), Farengar (who tells you about the Dragon War), Jarl Balgruuf (who tells you about the Greybeards of High Hrothgar), and the Greybeards themselves (who tell you about the Voice).
24th May '16 10:00:06 AM Peacockmantisshrimp
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** Wrecan played this roll for a while, to the point where Belkar calls him the sacred Knight of the expository aside.
18th May '16 9:14:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrailerParkBoys'': The character of Sara on the Canadian comedy series served this function in the early seasons, explaining many of the goings-on in the trailer park and putting things into context for the audience. Her doing this was [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the series being framed as a documentary filmed by a camera crew following the main characters around, so it only made sense that the documentary crew would try and find a way to explain things to the audience.

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* ''TrailerParkBoys'': ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'': The character of Sara on the Canadian comedy series served this function in the early seasons, explaining many of the goings-on in the trailer park and putting things into context for the audience. Her doing this was [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the series being framed as a documentary filmed by a camera crew following the main characters around, so it only made sense that the documentary crew would try and find a way to explain things to the audience.
8th May '16 4:17:51 AM Hanz
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** Parodied again in another episode when Creator/MorganFreeman himself shows up to fulfill this role. When Stan asks him why he's always showing up to explain convoluted things, Freeman answers that every time he does so, he gains a freckle.
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