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23rd Sep '16 5:12:38 PM pinkdalek
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* [[MaechenPeriod Maechen]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. The difference being the fact he doesn't explain the plot. Instead, he goes in long-winded description of the areas you visit for the first time. Nicknamed "Exposition Man" on [[http://www.videogamerecaps.com VG Recaps]].
** Auron and Lulu from the same game are guilty of this at certain points, but Auron's a {{Badass}} so of course you'll listen to whatever he says, right? Right?
*** Somewhat justified in both cases. Tidus is the game's [[TheWatson Watson]], and Lulu knows a lot about the world, [[spoiler: having gone on two (failed) pilgrimages before accompanying Yuna,]] and Auron is actually the only character (maybe, aside from Seymour) that actually has any clue what's ''really'' going on.

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* [[MaechenPeriod ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Unusually for an ''FF'' game, Cloud, the player character, is this in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. This was done intentionally - one of the main conceits for the game was that Cloud should appear as an experienced character and an active driving force in the plot (to contrast with the usual PinballProtagonist IdiotHero characters of the genre), meaning he had to know what was going on before anyone else did. This extends to him [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits explaining the game mechanics to NPCs]] instead of having them teach him, narrating [[UnreliableNarrator playable flashback sequences]] and occasionally summarising the story so far to party members struggling to follow what's going on. [[spoiler: This even continues after it's revealed that he's not experienced and was doing everything he did out of MindControl, when he explains the magic mechanics of his personality crisis.]]
** Bugenhagen shows up early in the game to teach the characters how Lifestream works, which is [[CharacterShilling apparently a mindblowing experience]], and then to explain Red XIII's father's history to him. He later turns up to explain to Cloud what Holy is and the risks of unleashing it, which Cloud counters by explaining to him what Aeris must have been up to.
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***[[MaechenPeriod
Maechen]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.from . The difference being the fact he doesn't explain the plot. Instead, he goes in long-winded description of the areas you visit for the first time. Nicknamed "Exposition Man" on [[http://www.videogamerecaps.com VG Recaps]].
** *** Auron and Lulu from the same game are guilty of this at certain points, but Auron's a {{Badass}} so of course you'll listen to whatever he says, right? Right?
*** Somewhat justified in both cases. Tidus is the game's [[TheWatson Watson]], and Lulu knows a lot about the world, [[spoiler: having gone on two (failed) pilgrimages before accompanying Yuna,]] and Auron is actually the only character (maybe, aside from Seymour) that actually has any clue what's ''really'' going on.
22nd Sep '16 11:21:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': After [[spoiler:Haazheel's death]], a clone/homonculi of the person appears whose only purpose is to inform Wismerhill of his creator's last plan to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt through ColonyDrop.
15th Sep '16 5:13:40 AM Tron80
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* Batman plays this role in a lot of ''{{JLA}}'' stories.

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* In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Kara explains how she showed up on Earth, joined the Justice Society and met Lex Luthor… giving much needed background information which everyone knows about InUniverse. Lampshaded by Batgirl:
-->'''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:''' He was there for me from the day I reached Earth, you know...\\
'''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}:''' Everybody knows this story.
* Batman plays this role in a lot of ''{{JLA}}'' Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica stories.
7th Aug '16 12:56:05 PM erforce
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* Rhinehart in the FMV game ''[[VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2: The Darkening]]''. Played by a perfectly cast David Warner, Rhinehart's sole purpose (and only scene) near the end of the game is to explain everything to the main character Lev Arris (played by Clive Owen).

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* Rhinehart in the FMV game ''[[VideoGame/WingCommander Privateer 2: The Darkening]]''.''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening''. Played by a perfectly cast David Warner, Rhinehart's sole purpose (and only scene) near the end of the game is to explain everything to the main character Lev Arris (played by Clive Owen).
31st Jul '16 12:35:31 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/TheInhumans in MarvelComics (at least in their early appearances) are an entire ''race'' of Mr. Expositions. They also do recaps. A lot.
* ''The Key'', from DCComics. Lampshaded and subverted in that opening up your entire mind to the universe (AGodAmI) has the side effect of causing a lot of monologuing.

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* ComicBook/TheInhumans in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics (at least in their early appearances) are an entire ''race'' of Mr. Expositions. They also do recaps. A lot.
* ''The Key'', from DCComics.Creator/DCComics. Lampshaded and subverted in that opening up your entire mind to the universe (AGodAmI) has the side effect of causing a lot of monologuing.
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.
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