History Main / SpeakInUnison

23rd Sep '16 7:57:58 PM FordPrefect
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Multiple characters say the same thing, at the same time.

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Multiple characters say the same thing, thing at the same time.



Also common is the comedic Subversion; Two characters attempt to do this, but fall out of sync or mess up their lines. Bonus points if they then argue about who was supposed to say what, or about how one isn't sticking to the plan, or if they lampshade that speaking in unison is more trouble than it's worth. This particular variant also can show up with FinishingEachOthersSentences and similar tropes.

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Also common is the comedic Subversion; Two subversion; two characters attempt to do this, but fall out of sync or mess up their lines. Bonus points if they then argue about who was supposed to say what, or about how one isn't sticking to the plan, or if they lampshade that speaking in unison is more trouble than it's worth. This particular variant also can show up with FinishingEachOthersSentences and similar tropes.
8th Sep '16 8:06:54 PM PaulA
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* In John W. Campbell's story "[[Literature/ThePlaneteers The Brain Stealers of Mars]]", Ted Penton and Rod Blake encounter {{shapeshifting}} aliens who impersonate them, and they have to {{spot the impostor}}s. Because the aliens can read minds, they can flawlessly imitate what Penton or Blake would say, and it's not long before all twelve Pentons start speaking and acting in unison. (Blake, on the other hand, is more uncertain, and the Blakes argue with and contradict one another despite all having access to the same mind.)

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* In John W. Campbell's Creator/JohnWCampbell's story "[[Literature/ThePlaneteers The Brain Stealers of Mars]]", "Literature/TheBrainStealersOfMars", Ted Penton and Rod Blake encounter {{shapeshifting}} aliens who impersonate them, and they have to {{spot the impostor}}s.imposter}}s. Because the aliens can read minds, they can flawlessly imitate what Penton or Blake would say, and it's not long before all twelve Pentons start speaking and acting in unison. (Blake, on the other hand, is more uncertain, and the Blakes argue with and contradict one another despite all having access to the same mind.)
11th Aug '16 2:00:40 PM AtticusOmundson
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** Fred and George were also very fond of doing this, as well as FinishingEachOthersSentences.
5th Aug '16 2:08:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': During the first apocalypse, Mog-Pharau, the No-God, appeared as a black whirlwind and spoke through the voices of an enormous host of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]. Achamian witnesses through the memories of Seswatha one million throats all demanding as one, "WHAT DO YOU SEE? I MUST KNOW WHAT YOU SEE. TELL ME. WHAT AM I?"

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'':
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During the first apocalypse, Mog-Pharau, the No-God, appeared as a black whirlwind and spoke through the voices of an enormous host of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]. Achamian witnesses through the memories of Seswatha one million throats all demanding as one, "WHAT DO YOU SEE? I MUST KNOW WHAT YOU SEE. TELL ME. WHAT AM I?"I?"
** When the Skin Eaters are in Cil-Aujas, the undead king of the Nonman mansion appears and speaks through the throats of two unconscious members of the party.
18th Jul '16 4:28:10 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' combines this with TwinTelepathy and HiveMind (among the Sextuplets, of course).
6th Jul '16 8:06:00 PM Monolaf317
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* In ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', Brittnay and Mackenzie do this whenever they're both pissed enough at somebody (not at each other).
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* In [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/145 these]] [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/315 strips]] of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''

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* In [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/145 these]] [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/315 strips]] of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''.
26th Jun '16 8:17:54 PM 69BookWorM69
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* Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."

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* Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."
26th Jun '16 4:34:11 PM 69BookWorM69
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* Late in ''[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure]]'', the residents of Finch are viewing a display cabinet in the village hall. Peggy Taxman had been persuaded to donate an antique cabinet to house the items the villagers found with Mr. Hobson's metal detector, but in the end that cabinet was literally falling apart. The vicar's wife says, "I never thought I'd say it, but thank God for woodworm," and extols the modern virtues of the newly-purchased replacement. In response, Bill and Lori chorus, "Thank God for woodworm."
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12th Jun '16 11:21:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': During the first apocalypse, Mog-Pharau, the No-God, appeared as a black whirlwind and spoke through the voices of an enormous host of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]. Achamian witnesses through the memories of Seswatha one hundred thousand throats all demanding as one, "WHAT DO YOU SEE? I MUST KNOW WHAT YOU SEE. TELL ME. WHAT AM I?"

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': During the first apocalypse, Mog-Pharau, the No-God, appeared as a black whirlwind and spoke through the voices of an enormous host of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]. Achamian witnesses through the memories of Seswatha one hundred thousand million throats all demanding as one, "WHAT DO YOU SEE? I MUST KNOW WHAT YOU SEE. TELL ME. WHAT AM I?"
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