History Main / MrExposition

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.
20th Feb '17 5:47:56 PM whunt
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Can be very high on the SlidingScaleOfMortality. Expect someone to kill him off once he's done expositing.
16th Feb '17 1:25:44 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jorah Mormont; at least in the first season, he mainly exists to inform Daenerys/us about the customs of the Dothraki and other such things.
** He also takes on this role in season 3, alongside Missandei

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Jorah Mormont; at least in the first season, he mainly exists to inform Daenerys/us about the customs of the Dothraki and other such things.
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things. He also takes on this role in season 3, alongside MissandeiMissandei. Fully aware of this, the producers even refer to him jokingly as "Jorah the Explorer."
** Peytr Baelish is also a big vehicle for exposition.
26th Jan '17 12:35:09 PM Rhodes7
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* The newscasters from ''Literature/InTheYear2050AmericasReligiousCivilWar'' frequently break up the action to discuss events over thirty years old.
14th Jan '17 6:50:54 PM MiddleEighth
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*The four encounter several Mr. Expositions in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', much to their annoyance:
**Most of the Guardians have this tendency, especially Spectrem.
**When the four finally talk to the Pyar gods, Meddar Pyar spouts a huge amount of [[UnreliableExpositor essentially worthless repetitive exposition]]:
-->For beings with a limited amount of time to impart information, they sure were wasting a lot of it spouting rubbish.
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