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23rd Sep '17 9:36:59 AM nombretomado
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* Early in ''VideoGame/TokyoBeatdown'' (a BeatEmUp from {{Atlus}}), a character shows up literally named "Plot-Progressing Officer".

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* Early in ''VideoGame/TokyoBeatdown'' (a BeatEmUp from {{Atlus}}), Creator/{{Atlus}}), a character shows up literally named "Plot-Progressing Officer".
16th Sep '17 8:06:34 PM wootzits
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* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'': The biggest exposition dumpers are the President of Earth (gives the background of Barbarella's mission), Professor Ping (explains the nature of the city of Sogo that Barbarella has to infiltrate and what the labyrinth is for) and Durand Durand (explains what the EldritchAbomination known as Mathmos is).
6th Sep '17 5:16:58 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/CrimsonTide'', real-life newscaster Richard Valeriani appears at the beginning and the end to report on the situation in Russia.
18th Aug '17 9:23:32 PM Daedalis
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* Thaddeus Luken of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' is the local schoolteacher. He starts a conversation by lecturing on the chemical properties of planet Jasper and drones about his history during his date.
15th Aug '17 12:38:59 PM lalalei2001
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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'':

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* ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'':''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'':
22nd Jul '17 8:31:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/BobHope in ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Morocco]]'' when they are locked up in a jail cell
-->'''Hope:''' "A fine thing. First, you sell me for two hundred bucks. Then I'm gonna marry the Princess; then you cut in on me. Then we're carried off by a desert sheikh. Now, we're gonna have our heads chopped off."
-->'''Crosby:''' "I know all that."
-->'''Hope:''' "Yeah, but the people who came in the middle of the picture don't."
-->'''Crosby:''' "You mean they missed my song?"

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* Creator/BobHope in ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Morocco]]'' ''Film/RoadToMorocco'' when they are locked up in a jail cell
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-->'''Hope:''' "A A fine thing. First, you sell me for two hundred bucks. Then I'm gonna marry the Princess; then you cut in on me. Then we're carried off by a desert sheikh. Now, we're gonna have our heads chopped off."
-->'''Crosby:''' "I
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'''Crosby:''' I
know all that."
-->'''Hope:''' "Yeah,
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'''Hope:''' Yeah,
but the people who came in the middle of the picture don't."
-->'''Crosby:''' "You
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'''Crosby:''' You
mean they missed my song?"song?
10th Jul '17 11:12:04 PM WKennedy334
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* Dr. Inez Fressange of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' abuses this trope to the point of parody: she is actually acknowledged as the "explanation woman" by ''the whole crew'' of the ''Nadesico'' battle spaceship. There have been cases where she senses her explanations are needed from several rooms/decks over, and she once uses exposition as her talent in a beauty contest.\\
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One episode has several of the crew, including Inez, find [[PersonalitySwap their personalities inverted from their normal ones]] and are all in desperate need of an explanation? She's shown in her room quietly enjoying a glass of fruit juice, not saying a word.

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* Dr. Inez Fressange of ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' abuses this trope to the point of parody: she is actually acknowledged as the "explanation woman" by ''the whole crew'' of the ''Nadesico'' battle spaceship. There have been cases where she senses her explanations are needed from several rooms/decks over, and she once uses exposition as her talent in a beauty contest.\\
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One episode has several of the crew, including Inez, find [[PersonalitySwap their personalities inverted from their normal ones]] and are all in desperate need of an explanation? She's shown in her room quietly enjoying a glass of fruit juice, not saying a word.
20th Jun '17 6:39:25 AM gb00393
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** Peytr Baelish is also a big vehicle for exposition.

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** Peytr Petyr Baelish is also a big vehicle for exposition.exposition.
** Jojen explains Bran's powers in his second scene, after two whole seasons went with little to no explanation.
14th Jun '17 10:16:59 AM NESBoy
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* In the Literature/{{Deryni}} works, just as there many people who take the part of TheWatson at different times, the part of MrExposition gets split among many characters, justified by the various levels of experience they have, particularly with regard to the magic.

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* In the Literature/{{Deryni}} works, just as there many people who take the part of TheWatson at different times, the part of MrExposition this trope gets split among many characters, justified by the various levels of experience they have, particularly with regard to the magic.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', as Edith knows next to nothing about Egyptian mythology, Anpu is forced - to his dismay - to assume the position of MrExposition.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'', as Edith knows next to nothing about Egyptian mythology, Anpu is forced - to his dismay - to assume the position of MrExposition.that this trope fulfills.
* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]] serves this role, here portrayed as a private investigator telling Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon about how Senator Palpatine intended to get the Jedi to look for the Lost Orb in the Trade Federation's territory (I.E. what the GM originally planned for how his campaign would develop before Jim brought it OffTheRails), among other things.
10th Jun '17 5:34:07 PM Gosicrystal
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* Brian oftentimes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', making an observation to advance the plot (often political in nature) to overlap with [[AuthorAvatar creator Seth MacFarlane's views]].
** Also used InUniverse in a CutawayGag where Peter narrates his life:
-->'''Peter''': I walked into the kitchen and sat down at the table. I looked with a grimace at the questionable meal Lois had placed in front of me. Of course I'd never tell her how disgusted I was with her cooking, but somehow I think she knew. Lois had always been full of energy and life, but lately I had begun to grow more aware of her aging. The bright, exuberant eyes that I had fallen in love with were now beginning to grow dull and listless with the long fatigue of a weary life. [Lois knocks Peter out; hours pass] I woke several hours later in a daze.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Brian oftentimes on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', oftentimes, making an observation to advance the plot (often political in nature) to overlap with [[AuthorAvatar creator Seth MacFarlane's views]].
** Also used Used InUniverse in a CutawayGag where Peter narrates his life:
-->'''Peter''': --->'''Peter''': I walked into the kitchen and sat down at the table. I looked with a grimace at the questionable meal Lois had placed in front of me. Of course I'd never tell her how disgusted I was with her cooking, but somehow I think she knew. Lois had always been full of energy and life, but lately I had begun to grow more aware of her aging. The bright, exuberant eyes that I had fallen in love with were now beginning to grow dull and listless with the long fatigue of a weary life. [Lois knocks Peter out; hours pass] I woke several hours later in a daze.



* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Asspen" when Stan is challenged to a ski race down the K-13.
-->'''Teen:''' ''(steps into frame)'' The K-13? But that's the most dangerous run in all of America. (steps out of frame)
** 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.
* The above quote is from a lampshading of this trope in ''{{Freakazoid}}'', when Freakazoid notes that his mentor Roddy has a lot of lines in this episode, Roddy goes into a rant about being... well, Mr. Exposition.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
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Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Asspen" when Stan is challenged to a ski race down the K-13.
-->'''Teen:''' --->'''Teen:''' ''(steps into frame)'' The K-13? But that's the most dangerous run in all of America. (steps out of frame)
** 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.
* The above quote is from a lampshading of this trope in ''{{Freakazoid}}'', In ''{{WesternAnimation/Freakazoid}}'', when Freakazoid notes that his mentor Roddy has a lot of lines in this episode, Roddy goes into a rant about being... well, Mr. Exposition.



* Zecora the zebra in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' sometimes acts like this. Whenever something strange happens and none of the ponies in Ponyville know what to do, not even ''Twilight Sparkle'', Zecora is often the one to tell the Mane Cast what's going on.
** Spike often does this for Twilight Sparkle as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Zecora the zebra in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' sometimes acts like this. Whenever something strange happens and none of the ponies in Ponyville know what to do, not even ''Twilight Sparkle'', Zecora is often the one to tell the Mane Cast what's going on.
** Spike often does this for Twilight Sparkle as well.Sparkle.



* Appears to be Optimus Prime's primary function in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', explaining the writers' "it stands to reason" justification for the events that are already in motion or are about to follow.
** Also, Ratchet, usually from a [[OldSoldier historical context]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
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Appears to be Optimus Prime's primary function in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', function, explaining the writers' "it stands to reason" justification for the events that are already in motion or are about to follow.
** Also, Ratchet, usually from a [[OldSoldier historical context]].
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