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19th Apr '17 4:19:32 PM Grobi
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** Kreia gets points for being the main provider of exposition ''and'' a ConsummateLiar at its worst. The second game in general tended to give the role to people you should never, ever trust.

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** Kreia gets points for being the main provider of exposition ''and'' a ConsummateLiar at its worst. [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords The second game game]] in general tended to give the role to people you should never, ever trust.
15th Apr '17 10:46:58 AM Seraphine
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@@Someone needs to make this readable * Seijirō Kikuoka/Chrysheight from ''SwordArtOnline'' debuts in the CompilationMovie as a person as a government agent who actively demands an exposition and then gives ones in return. He and [[TheHero Kirito]] make a field trip over this trope whenever they're onscreen together.

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@@Someone needs to make this readable * Seijirō Kikuoka/Chrysheight from ''SwordArtOnline'' ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' debuts in the CompilationMovie as a person as a government agent who actively demands an exposition and then gives ones in return. He and [[TheHero Kirito]] make a field trip over this trope whenever they're onscreen together.



* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''

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* ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''''Franchise/{{Alien}}'':



* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':



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

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



* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Trask, Carth, Bastila, the Jedi, Atris, Atton, Kreia, HK-47, T3-M4, the player character, that guy you run into on Nar Shaddaa...

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* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Trask, Carth, Bastila, the Jedi, Atris, Atton, Kreia, HK-47, T3-M4, the player character, that guy you run into on Nar Shaddaa...



* "VideoGame/{{Undertale}}":

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* "VideoGame/{{Undertale}}":''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':



* UntilDawn: [[spoiler:Flamethrower Guy, who reveals himself towards the end of the game to explain what the Wendigo are, and how they can be defeated. Once he has served his purpose he is almost immediately killed off to establish just how dangerous the creatures are.]]

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* UntilDawn: ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'': [[spoiler:Flamethrower Guy, who reveals himself towards the end of the game to explain what the Wendigo are, and how they can be defeated. Once he has served his purpose he is almost immediately killed off to establish just how dangerous the creatures are.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
7th Apr '17 3:42:44 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Mathis plays the role during the {{poker}} scenes, explaining what is going on to Vesper. Later, Felix Leiter briefly plays the role [[spoiler:by offering to "stake" Bond and then promptly explaining what "stake" means when he looks confused.]]

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** In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Mathis plays the role during the {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} scenes, explaining what is going on to Vesper. Later, Felix Leiter briefly plays the role [[spoiler:by offering to "stake" Bond and then promptly explaining what "stake" means when he looks confused.]]
4th Apr '17 5:13:51 AM Doug86
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* [[AuthorAvatar The Advisor]] from ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' provides [[MaiHime the Himes]] with most of the exposition about [[ParodySue the SUEs]].

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* [[AuthorAvatar The Advisor]] from ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' provides [[MaiHime [[Anime/MaiHime the Himes]] with most of the exposition about [[ParodySue the SUEs]].
18th Mar '17 8:08:11 PM Hylarn
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* Seijirō Kikuoka/Chrysheight from ''SwordArtOnline'' debuts in the CompilationMovie as a person as a government agent who actively demands an exposition and then gives ones in return. He and [[TheHero Kirito]] make a field trip over this trope whenever they're onscreen together.

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@@Someone needs to make this readable * Seijirō Kikuoka/Chrysheight from ''SwordArtOnline'' debuts in the CompilationMovie as a person as a government agent who actively demands an exposition and then gives ones in return. He and [[TheHero Kirito]] make a field trip over this trope whenever they're onscreen together.




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*''Anime/KemonoFriends'': [[RobotBuddy Lucky Beast]] will provide information on geography and [[LittleBitBeastly Friends]] as they're encountered. Does ''not'' (directly) provide much information regarding the show's main mysteries.
17th Mar '17 6:58:55 PM nombretomado
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** The same roles in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' are filled by Ciel and Arcueid, mostly on the history and nature of vampires in the ''{{Nasuverse}}''. None of them are anywhere near as bad as Kotomine, though.

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** The same roles in ''{{Tsukihime}}'' are filled by Ciel and Arcueid, mostly on the history and nature of vampires in the ''{{Nasuverse}}''.''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}''. None of them are anywhere near as bad as Kotomine, though.
7th Mar '17 12:59:13 PM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' played it straight with that chick who appears in your dreams.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averted it by distributing the exposition over a large number of [=NPCs=].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' subverted the trope hard by presenting potential Mr Expositions one after the other. Caius Cossades, Azura, Vivec, Dagoth Ur... The kicker? they ALL contradict each other, all the time. There are strong hints that Azura, Vivec and Dagoth Ur have their own motives for lying (or at least not being entirely truthful) and you're never told outright which one was right. A lot is left to personal interpretation.
** ''[[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).

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' played it straight with that chick the spirit of Ria Silmane, who appears in your dreams.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averted averts it by distributing the exposition over a large number of [=NPCs=].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' subverted subverts it in the trope hard by presenting potential Mr Expositions one after main quest, as the other. Caius Cossades, game gives you several Mr. Exposition type characters (Caius, Azura, Vivec, Dagoth Ur... The kicker? they ALL Ur, the Temple giving a different account than Vivec...plus you can do your own research with some in-game texts) all of whom [[TheRashomon contradict each other, all the time. other]]. There are strong hints that Azura, Vivec Vivec, and Dagoth Ur have their own motives for lying (or at least not being entirely truthful) and [[TheUnreveal you're never told outright outright]] which one was right. A lot is left to personal interpretation.
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', much like Daggerfall, ''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).
4th Mar '17 11:25:24 AM supergod
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A character whose purpose is to provide {{Infodump}}s and explain the plot. Ostensibly, this is for the benefit of {{the protagonist}}s, but most of the time their real reason for existing is to provide {{Exposition}} to the audience. This is why they spend so much time [[AsYouKnow explaining things the protagonists already know]]. Popular in ScienceIsBad stories, where you can bet the MadScientist in charge will have a tape recorder with him at all times that he's always dictating his progress to, Mr. Exposition is also an essential component of the InstructionalDialogue. In spite of the name, this is an equal-opportunity position, as the many female examples below demonstrate.

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A character whose purpose is to provide {{Infodump}}s and explain the plot. Ostensibly, this is for the benefit of {{the protagonist}}s, but most of the time their real reason for existing is to provide {{Exposition}} to the audience. This is why they spend so much time [[AsYouKnow explaining things the protagonists already know]]. Popular in ScienceIsBad stories, where you can bet the MadScientist in charge will have a tape recorder with him at all times that he's always dictating his progress to, to. Mr. Exposition is also an essential component of the InstructionalDialogue. In spite of the name, this is an equal-opportunity position, as the many female examples below demonstrate.
1st Mar '17 4:02:34 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieVideoGameHero'', Cutie the cloud is the in-game tutorial and tells Barbie the objective for each stage.
20th Feb '17 5:48:28 PM whunt
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Can be very high on the SlidingScaleOfMortality. Expect someone to kill him off once he's done expositing.

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Can be very high on the SlidingScaleOfMortality.SortingAlgorithmOfMortality. Expect someone to kill him off once he's done expositing.
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