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28th Jan '16 3:42:35 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Species}}'' has a scene where Fitch says "Tomorrow Night We'll go back to the Club". Sil is in a car down the street lip reading him. She'd [[ChekhovsSkill learned to do that]] in her GlassyPrison at Fitch's lab.
3rd Jan '16 11:09:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoulEater'': Justin Law can read lips, which is good considering he has ear phones on most of the time. ** But he can't understand Shinigami (without removing his earphones) thanks to his mask.
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* ''SoulEater'': ''Manga/SoulEater'': Justin Law can read lips, which is good considering he has ear phones on most of the time. ** But time...but he can't understand Shinigami (without removing his earphones) earphones), thanks to his mask.
28th Nov '15 11:38:43 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePretender'' episode "Flyer", the hero takes lip-reading lessons from a deaf woman in order to be able to figure out a conversation on a piece of surveillance footage. * ''TheWire'' has a few scenes with a lip-reader -- Herc manages to plant a camera overlooking Marlo's preferred meeting-spot but not a microphone, so he brings one in to tell him what Marlo is saying. * ''{{Scrubs}}'': JD zones out and tries to recreate the lip motions so that they can be read.
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* In ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Flyer", the hero takes lip-reading lessons from a deaf woman in order to be able to figure out a conversation on a piece of surveillance footage. * ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' has a few scenes with a lip-reader -- Herc manages to plant a camera overlooking Marlo's preferred meeting-spot but not a microphone, so he brings one in to tell him what Marlo is saying. * ''{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD zones out and tries to recreate the lip motions so that they can be read.
24th Aug '15 10:05:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Two movies in which Creator/CharlesBronson plays a hitman -- ''TheMechanic'' (1972) and ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo'' (1984) -- have the VillainProtagonist discovering information about the mark by watching them through a telescope and lipreading their discussion with another person. The latter movie foreshadows the skill by having a woman complain to her friend how Bronson's character never smiles. Bronson (who's across the room) picks that moment to smile at her, apparently disproving her point. She just says sourly that she knows he can read lips.
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* Two movies in which Creator/CharlesBronson plays a hitman -- ''TheMechanic'' (1972) ''Film/TheMechanic1972'' and ''Film/TheEvilThatMenDo'' (1984) -- have the VillainProtagonist discovering information about the mark by watching them through a telescope and lipreading their discussion with another person. The latter movie foreshadows the skill by having a woman complain to her friend how Bronson's character never smiles. Bronson (who's across the room) picks that moment to smile at her, apparently disproving her point. She just says sourly that she knows he can read lips.
17th Jun '15 5:33:08 PM Arha
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* There's a chapter devoted to Hayate trying to eavesdrop on Saki during an arranged marriage meeting in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler.'' Even as good as Hayate is at most things, [[SubvertedTrope he can't actually read the conversation nearly as well as he thinks.]] His attempts to interpret what's going on end in disaster.

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* Nick in ''Literature/TheStand'' is deaf and mute, but his ability to read lips allows him to understand anything people are saying as long as he's looking at them. Unfortunately, for much of the story he's traveling with Tom, a mentally retarded man who can't read. While Nick can understand him just fine, he can't communicate anything complex to Tom.
11th Jun '15 6:36:40 PM goldiejones
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* In the Matt Fraction Hawkeye, Hawkeye who was deaf as a child loses his hearing again and is shown reading lips. Is a bit Trope/Main/TruthInTelevision since it shows blanks on words he cannot fully read and him guessing words based off context
19th May '15 10:21:08 AM Willbyr
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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': in one episode, a Tachikoma reads the lips of the Major and Batou as a ShoutOut to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Subverted because they know they're being watched and have their conversation via wireless communication with their cyberbrains and have a fake conversation for the Tachikoma to lip read [[spoiler: leaving them falsely reassured that The Major was merely chewing Bateau out for being too much of a DrillSergeantNasty and the Tachikoma weren't being decommissioned]].
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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': in one episode, a Tachikoma reads the lips of the Major and Batou as a ShoutOut to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Subverted because they know they're being watched and have their conversation via wireless communication with their cyberbrains and have a fake conversation for the Tachikoma to lip read [[spoiler: leaving them falsely reassured that The Major was merely chewing Bateau out for being too much of a DrillSergeantNasty and the Tachikoma weren't being decommissioned]].
28th Apr '15 1:47:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[JulianSmithDotTv Julian Smith]] as the Bad Dad of "Reading Lips" claims he can do this, but it's incredibly clear he's just making up whatever the subject in question is saying.
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* [[JulianSmithDotTv [[WebVideo/JulianSmithDotTv Julian Smith]] as the Bad Dad of "Reading Lips" claims he can do this, but it's incredibly clear he's just making up whatever the subject in question is saying.
16th Apr '15 4:13:10 AM Odon
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* ''Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon''. Film/DetectiveDee puts this skill to use when he first arrives in the city, to uncover a kidnapping plot.
1st Mar '15 5:19:19 PM jamespolk
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* Dr. Richardson teaches Belinda the deaf-mute to read lips in ''Film/JohnnyBelinda''. As usual in fiction, she gets unrealistically good at it.
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