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17th Mar '17 9:08:36 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In the series' {{Backstory}} and some [[InGameNovel In-Game Novels]], Tiber Septim, founder of the 3rd Tamriellic Empire and Septim Dynasty, who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood as the 9th Divine, Talos]], upon his death, was known to speak in this fashion, albeit inconsistently. He tended to do it when giving a command that he personally disliked but was for the betterment of the empire, such as [[GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion ordering Barenziah's child by him to be magically aborted]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion, King [[MagnificentBastard Hlaalu Helseth]] speaks like this.
6th Feb '17 7:23:21 AM benda
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* The scholars and scientists are sometimes prone to do this in their articles, especially in post-Soviet countries (the underlying logic is that the paper, even if written by just one person, was approved by some editors and/or reviewers).

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* The scholars and scientists are sometimes prone to do this in their articles, articles and books, especially in post-Soviet countries (the underlying logic is that the paper, even if written by just one person, was approved by some editors and/or reviewers).
6th Feb '17 7:23:02 AM benda
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* The scholars and scientists are sometimes prone to do this, especially in post-Soviet countries (the underlying logic is that the paper, even if written by just one person, was approved by some editors and/or reviewers).

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* The scholars and scientists are sometimes prone to do this, this in their articles, especially in post-Soviet countries (the underlying logic is that the paper, even if written by just one person, was approved by some editors and/or reviewers).
6th Feb '17 7:18:07 AM benda
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* The scholars and scientists are sometimes prone to do this, especially in post-Soviet countries (the underlying logic is that the paper, even if written by just one person, was approved by some editors and/or reviewers).
27th Jan '17 8:53:04 AM Snipertoaster
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* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' has Queen Ga'ran Sigatar Khura'in, who always uses this when she is speaking to you.
26th Jan '17 5:39:37 PM karstovich2
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* Judges will refer to themselves as "we" in court opinions, even if there is only one judge involved, rather than a panel of judges. This is because the judge is speaking as "the court", or for the legal system as a whole. The main exception to this where the opinion is the opinion of "the court" is when the opinion is at the trial level, rather than on appeal, and the judge sits alone. By the same token, you can tell when an opinion is a dissent or concurrence (or partial concurrence/partial dissent) by the use of singular first-person: although judges in a court with more than three judges might "join" a dissenting or concurring opinion, these opinions are theoretically only those of the individual judge who wrote them. That is: when judges "join" the majority, they are part of the court majority for which the opinion speaks, and so the judge writing it is saying "we--that is, me, and these x other judges, speaking on behalf of this court as an institution--say..."; judges who "join" concurrences and dissents are merely saying "Yeah, what that guy said."

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* Judges will refer to themselves as "we" in court opinions, even if there is only one judge involved, rather than a panel of judges. This is because the judge is speaking as "the court", or for the legal system as a whole. The main exception to this where the opinion is the opinion of "the court" is when the opinion is at the trial level, rather than on appeal, and the judge sits alone. By the same token, you can tell when an opinion is a dissent or concurrence (or partial concurrence/partial dissent) by the use of singular first-person: although judges in a court with more than three judges might "join" a dissenting or concurring opinion, these opinions are theoretically only those of the individual judge who wrote them. That is: when judges "join" the majority, they are part of the court majority for which the opinion speaks, and so the judge writing it is saying "we--that is, me, and these x other judges, speaking on behalf of this court as an institution--say..."; judges who "join" concurrences and dissents are merely saying "Yeah, what that guy said."" This being said, some judges sitting alone do use "I," especially those who subscribe to some of the modernizing schools of thought in legal writing.
23rd Jan '17 10:35:10 AM Adannor
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* ''Manga/AliceInSexland'' has the Queen of Hearts exclusively use it, whenever she appears. [[spoiler:She drops the Royal We and refers to herself in first person when she reveals her past.]]

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* ''Manga/AliceInSexland'' ''Alice In Sexland'' has the Queen of Hearts exclusively use it, whenever she appears. [[spoiler:She drops the Royal We and refers to herself in first person when she reveals her past.]]
2nd Jan '17 5:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* GLaDOS uses We instead of I in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' before the big reveal. This more of the editorial sense of the word though, as she is ostensibly speaking for the scientists and other personnel running the test. [[spoiler:This is also to hide the fact the she is an AI rather than a recording. "I" would imply that the speaker is an actual entity, where We refers to those that speaker represents. In fact, once you officially go OffTheRails, she accidentally lets the "I" slip out; she tries to correct it, but then drops the facade entirely once she knows there's no going back.]]

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* GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] uses We instead of I in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' before the big reveal. This more of the editorial sense of the word though, as she is ostensibly speaking for the scientists and other personnel running the test. [[spoiler:This is also to hide the fact the she is an AI rather than a recording. "I" would imply that the speaker is an actual entity, where We refers to those that speaker represents. In fact, once you officially go OffTheRails, she accidentally lets the "I" slip out; she tries to correct it, but then drops the facade entirely once she knows there's no going back.]]
27th Dec '16 6:29:53 AM IsadorLevi
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* The BigBad of ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' uses it in the royalty persona in the official English translation, making it a bit more eccentric than the original Japanese where the pronoun simply denoted inflated self-importance.
6th Dec '16 8:47:29 PM Troper1138
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* In HBeamPiper's ''Space Viking'', use of the Royal "We" by a planetary king is early evidence of that character displaying a [[RoyallyScrewedUp hereditary ]] tendency to becoming TheCaligula:
-->There were other things to worry about. One was the altering attitude of his Majesty Angus I...Angus had made [an earlier audiovisual recorded message] seated at his desk, bare headed and [[EverybodySmokes smoking a cigarette]]...a year and a half later, he was speaking from his throne, wearing his crown and employing the first person plural for himself and finally the third person singular for Trask.
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