History Main / OpeningMonologue

6th Aug '16 12:21:18 PM ACW
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* Parodied in the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150320013221/http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 first episode]] of ''EverydayHeroes''.

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* Parodied in the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150320013221/http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 first episode]] of ''EverydayHeroes''.''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''.
30th Jul '16 6:20:03 AM contrafanxxx
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** In ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Max gives a brief one with a GutturalGrowler voice.
25th Jul '16 7:31:20 AM Prfnoff
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* Creator/TheFiresignTheatre parodied this trope, along with the entirety of dramatic radio, to devastating effect with their classic "Music/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger", from the album ''How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'':

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* Creator/TheFiresignTheatre parodied this trope, along with the entirety of dramatic radio, to devastating effect with their classic "Music/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger", "AudioPlay/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger", from the album ''How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'':
9th Jul '16 11:56:31 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Parodied in the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150320013221/http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 first episode]] of ''EverydayHeroes''.
* The second and third ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' stories begin with an explanation describing the comic's futuristic {{Cyberspace}} setting and (vaguely) the four main characters. In the third story, characters' word balloons obscure large parts of the opening narration, and it is never used again.
* The first Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry comic has a narration that turns out to be Roll reading aloud a flyer for the titular business.
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* ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'': "The fountain of youth is real, and it's in the blood of dozens of girls across the world..." This is shown over a montage of all the natural trait positive characters to appear in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''KateModern''.
* ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'':
--> My name is Reginald P. Linux, and ever since my wife died I've been very depressed. This is why I've been searching for the house of my dreams, but as a philosopher once said, "Be careful what you dream for because you JUST... MIGHT... GET IT."
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* Parodied in the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20150320013221/http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=72249 first episode]] of ''EverydayHeroes''.
* The second and third ''Webcomic/ElectricWonderland'' stories begin with an explanation describing the comic's futuristic {{Cyberspace}} setting and (vaguely) the four main characters. In the third story, characters' word balloons obscure large parts of the opening narration, and it is never used again.
* The first Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry comic has a narration that turns out to be Roll reading aloud a flyer for the titular business.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'': "The fountain of youth is real, and it's in the blood of dozens of girls across the world..." This is shown over a montage of all the natural trait positive characters to appear in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''KateModern''.
* ''WebVideo/DoomHouse'':
--> My name is Reginald P. Linux, and ever since my wife died I've been very depressed. This is why I've been searching for the house of my dreams, but as a philosopher once said, "Be careful what you dream for because you JUST... MIGHT... GET IT."
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7th Jul '16 7:18:09 PM Orangutanz
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--> "Rise and shine Mr. Freeman, rise and shine..."

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--> "Rise and shine Mr. Freeman, rise and shine..."Welcome, welcome to City 17."
18th Jun '16 5:44:23 PM NozzDogg
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* What with ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' being written in the style of old pulp serials, every adventure has a monologue that can be read out if the Games Master so wishes, preferably in melodramatic style to match the text.
12th Jun '16 5:40:58 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen1'': "Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward."

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* ''Film/XMen'': All are voiced by Professor Charles Xavier.
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''Film/XMen1'': "Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward."
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'': "Mutants. Since their discovery, they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, even hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain, or simply a new species of humanity, fighting for their share of the world? Either way, it is an historical fact: sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute."
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': "The future: a dark, desolate world, a world of war, suffering, loss on both sides. Mutants, and the humans who dared to help them, fighting an enemy we cannot defeat. Are we destined down this path, destined to destroy ourselves like so many species before us? Or can we evolve fast enough to change ourselves, change our fate? Is the future truly set?"
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': "Mutants, born with extraordinary abilities, and yet still, they are children, stumbling in the dark, searching for guidance. A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world.
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14th Apr '16 11:43:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies'' has a fairly long one, [[HeyItsThatVoice narrated by]] Creator/TheCynicalBrit.

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* ''VideoGame/SpacePiratesAndZombies'' has a fairly long one, [[HeyItsThatVoice narrated by]] by Creator/TheCynicalBrit.
27th Mar '16 8:46:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Sometimes this can be used in an interesting way, by revealing that the narrator is actually someone the audience does not expect (e.g., ''TheRoadWarrior''). The opening monologue may be paired with a closing monologue, or continued through the rest of the film as an InnerMonologue or [[{{Narrator}} narration]].

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Sometimes this can be used in an interesting way, by revealing that the narrator is actually someone the audience does not expect (e.g., ''TheRoadWarrior'').''Film/TheRoadWarrior''). The opening monologue may be paired with a closing monologue, or continued through the rest of the film as an InnerMonologue or [[{{Narrator}} narration]].
24th Mar '16 12:44:10 PM eroock
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Note, that this trope is for single-instance opening narrations. If it happens OncePerEpisode, it goes under OpeningNarration.

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Note, that !!!Keep in mind, this trope is for single-instance opening narrations. If it happens OncePerEpisode, it goes under OpeningNarration.
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