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12th Dec '17 3:39:39 AM 80sViewer
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30th Nov '17 7:41:49 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' does this to various degrees:
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' played it straight with the spirit of Ria Silmane, who appears in your dreams.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averts it by distributing the exposition over a large number of [=NPCs=].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' subverts it in the main quest, as the game gives you several Mr. Exposition type characters (Caius, Azura, Vivec, Dagoth 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]]. There are strong hints that Azura, Vivec, and Dagoth Ur have their own motives for lying (or at least not being entirely truthful) and [[TheUnreveal 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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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' does this to various degrees:
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' played plays it straight with the spirit of Ria Silmane, who appears in your dreams.
dreams and guides you toward finding the [[DismantledMacGuffin pieces of the Staff of Chaos]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averts it by distributing distributes the exposition over a large number of [=NPCs=].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' subverts it in the main quest, as the game gives you several Mr. Exposition type characters (Caius, Azura, Vivec, Dagoth 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]]. offer contradictory accounts]] of WhenItAllBegan. There are strong hints that Azura, Vivec, and Dagoth Ur have their own motives for lying [[BlatantLies lying]] (or at least [[MetaphoricallyTrue not being entirely truthful) truthful]]) and [[TheUnreveal 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).Voice), and the Blades (who fill in details about the Great War and the Thalmor).
21st Nov '17 4:42:58 PM NightShade96
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-->Exposition has not merely vanquished mimesis, it has burned its homes to the ground and sown salt in its fields. It's really bad when Katara is describing what is happening on screen.

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-->Exposition has not merely vanquished mimesis, it has burned its homes to the ground and sown salt in its fields. It's really bad when Katara is [[NarratingTheObvious describing what is happening on screen.screen]].
2nd Nov '17 8:06:20 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* [[HerrDoktor Professor Sanft]] in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', who explains a lot of the backstory of the setting to protagonist John Rumford (and thus, also to the audience). Later, Rumford himself echoes him when [[WelcomedToTheMasquerade welcoming]] a new character to the masquerade.
2nd Nov '17 6:56:13 AM CalamityJones
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* In ''Blog/CrossingKevinsCrossing'' most of the characters serve this fuction for the ConstantlyCurious narrator.
30th Oct '17 1:54:22 PM morenohijazo
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* ''WebVideo/{{Petscop}}'': "Tool" is the closest thing to an expositor we have.
29th Oct '17 11:16:55 AM gurkle2
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* Herman Wouk's massive two-volume DoorStopper, ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance'', includes excerpts from a fictional history of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII written by a fictional German General, who provides brief summaries of the war's major battles and events, so that the reader will know what is going on in the chapters that follow.

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* Herman Wouk's massive two-volume DoorStopper, ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance'', includes excerpts from a fictional history of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII written by a fictional German General, who provides brief summaries of the war's major battles and events, so that the reader will know what is going on in the chapters that follow.
27th Oct '17 5:31:18 PM gurkle2
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* Herman Wouk's massive two-volume DoorStopper, ''Literature/TheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance'', includes excerpts from a fictional history of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII written by a fictional German General, who provides brief summaries of the war's major battles and events, so that the reader will know what is going on in the chapters that follow.
13th Oct '17 1:44:35 PM Qrow
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* ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'': The title character himself is prone to exposition, explaining the intricacies of the setting super-power system, and the background for various hero/villain groups to his fellow rookie-heroes (and by extension, the audience). It gets lampshaded more and more as the story goes on.
--> '''Brennus:''' Pretercognitives are a particular sub-category of espers-
--> '''Hecate:'''What did I say about exposition, Brennus!?
--> '''Brennus:'''Two sentences or less...
5th Oct '17 11:34:35 AM FlynnSchneider
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* ''Anime/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has perharps one of the most memorable examples from anime, Robert E. O. Speedwagon narrates almost every single fight that Jonathan take part in, some percieve it as annoying, but most older fans like him.
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