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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.
7th Feb '16 2:19:53 PM gwarnage
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* ''Film/FreddyVsJason'': Freddy gets one of these.
7th Feb '16 4:16:54 AM eroock
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' gives us the well spoken and WellIntentionedExtremist Doctor Breen who, over the course of the game can be heard giving various speeches addressed to the Combine, citizens, and even the One Free Man himself, all in a lulling and intelligent manner.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' gives us the well spoken and WellIntentionedExtremist Doctor Breen who, over the course of the game can be heard giving various speeches addressed to the Combine, citizens, and even the One Free Man himself, all in a lulling and intelligent manner.
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