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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.
12th Mar '16 8:01:46 AM eroock
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* The original Japanese version of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' places a brief text narrative at the beginning of the film; the English-dubbed version replaces it with a verbal narrative explaining the setting to viewers.
11th Mar '16 4:33:15 PM Prfnoff
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* When ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' was in touring before the Broadway opening, the audience was not sure how to take it. So a monologue and opening number was added to tell the audience that this was a comedy and not to be taken seriously. The monologue was:

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* When ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' was in touring before the Broadway opening, the audience was not sure how to take it. So a monologue and opening number ("Comedy Tonight") was added to tell the audience that this was a comedy and not to be taken seriously. The monologue was:



** The opening number is: ''A Comedy Tonight'' - recommended listening.
7th Mar '16 12:41:09 AM Doug86
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* When AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum was in touring before the Broadway opening, the audience was not sure how to take it. So a monologue and opening number was added to tell the audience that this was a comedy and not to be taken seriously. The monologue was:

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* When AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' was in touring before the Broadway opening, the audience was not sure how to take it. So a monologue and opening number was added to tell the audience that this was a comedy and not to be taken seriously. The monologue was:
21st Feb '16 6:08:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Film/{{Looper}} Time travel hasn't been invented yet, but in thirty years, it will be. It will be instantly outlawed, used only in secret by the largest criminal organizations. Itís nearly impossible to dispose of a body in the future. Iím told. Tagging techniques, whatnot. So when these future criminal organizations in the future need someone gone, they use specialized assassins in our present, called loopers.]]

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* [[Film/{{Looper}} Time ''Film/{{Looper}}'': "Time travel hasn't been invented yet, but in thirty years, it will be. It will be instantly outlawed, used only in secret by the largest criminal organizations. Itís nearly impossible to dispose of a body in the future. Iím told. Tagging techniques, whatnot. So when these future criminal organizations in the future need someone gone, they use specialized assassins in our present, called loopers.]]"
21st Feb '16 6:07:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': Freddy gets one of these.

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* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': Freddy gets one of these.these where he explains his origins, how he's been wiped from the collective memory of Springwood, and his plan to use Jason to return once again.
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