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29th Apr '18 6:03:40 PM DinoMaurus
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* ''Fanfic/ItTakesAVillage'': Almost every dragon that isn't Spike speaks this way. The wyvern ambassador only uses contractions when he's nervous, and the Magician of Coal Crater uses more contractions because of his accent, but he still uses Spock Speak whenever he is too serious or wants to emphasize something.
29th Apr '18 5:57:28 PM DinoMaurus
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* Princess Kidagakash Nekdah from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' speaks English this way. The same applies to all the other Atlanteans as well.

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* Princess Kidagakash Nekdah from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' speaks English this way. The same applies to all the other Atlanteans as well. For bonus point, Kida's father was voiced by Leonard Nimoy himself.
12th Mar '18 5:42:26 AM Dancutus
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** T-800 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines 3: Rise of the Machines]]'', quite surprising for being an early '90s robot; notice, however, that as he starts spending time with John Connor, he also starts picking up American mannerisms. In the extended version of ''T2'' he only starts mimicking John after his learning chip is set from Read to Read/Write. Seems [=SkyNet=] doesn't want its cyborgs thinking for themselves and sets the chip this way when they leave the factory.

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** T-800 T-101 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''[[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines 3: Rise of the Machines]]'', quite surprising for being an early '90s robot; notice, however, that as he starts spending time with John Connor, he also starts picking up American mannerisms. In the extended version of ''T2'' he only starts mimicking John after his learning chip is set from Read to Read/Write. Seems [=SkyNet=] doesn't want its cyborgs thinking for themselves and sets the chip this way when they leave the factory.



** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' has the "Pops" T-800 use this kind of language. Sarah Connor seems to understand him fine, but Kyle Reese doesn't, repeatedly asking questions like "Does he have a button to turn it off?"

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** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' has the "Pops" T-800 T-101 use this kind of language. Sarah Connor seems to understand him fine, but Kyle Reese doesn't, repeatedly asking questions like "Does he have a button to turn it off?"
21st Feb '18 10:18:20 PM jormis29
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* Dennis Haysbert [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8-60_HA6Ow/ does this]] as the Allstate spokesperson: "Smart kid" "Indeed!"

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* Dennis Haysbert Creator/DennisHaysbert [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8-60_HA6Ow/ does this]] as the Allstate spokesperson: "Smart kid" "Indeed!"
26th Jan '18 9:36:37 AM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Literature/LlamaLlama'', Euclid is immediately obvious as an intellectual type and very much speaks like this, both in word use and his general tone and style of speaking.
-->'''Nelly''': This is so cool! An indoor beach.
-->'''Euclid''': I've calculated that the beach fits here and the net here.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', the Brain is well, brainy, knowing math and other things far beyond any of the fourth grade characters on the series and as a rule speaks in this manner.
19th Jan '18 6:49:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* The normal implications of this trope are unpleasantly subverted in a flashback in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'', when Frank talks to a boy whose science project can supposedly leach all the toxins out of polluted oysters. Frank, being Frank, pulls one of the oysters out of the water and ''eats it'', then discovers that the boy doesn't talk that way because he's smart -- he talks that way because "the doctors say he's got a brain the size of a tangerine." The oysters are still polluted, and Frank throws up at the worst possible moment.

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* The normal implications of this trope are unpleasantly subverted in a flashback in ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'', ''Film/OsmosisJones'', when Frank talks to a boy whose science project can supposedly leach all the toxins out of polluted oysters. Frank, being Frank, pulls one of the oysters out of the water and ''eats it'', then discovers that the boy doesn't talk that way because he's smart -- he talks that way because "the doctors say he's got a brain the size of a tangerine." The oysters are still polluted, and Frank throws up at the worst possible moment.
28th Dec '17 6:45:56 PM erforce
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* The ''ComicBook/XMen''[='s=] ComicBook/{{Storm}}, as well as ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and Colossus (and many other minor characters) as written by Creator/ChrisClaremont. Storm always speaks this way, even in other-media adaptations, though she doesn't in [[Film/XMen the live action movies]].

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* The ''ComicBook/XMen''[='s=] ComicBook/{{Storm}}, as well as ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and Colossus (and many other minor characters) as written by Creator/ChrisClaremont. Storm always speaks this way, even in other-media adaptations, though she doesn't in [[Film/XMen [[Film/XMenFilmSeries the live action movies]].



* As much Spock Speak as she uses in the comics, Storm has it ''worse'' in the Mid-'90s WesternAnimation/XMen animated series. For whatever reason, the writers of the show felt the need to have her [[CallingYourAttacks invoke her power over the weather]] through long, [[LargeHam over-the-top incantations.]] This may be partly because they felt viewers wouldn't understand what she was doing if she didn't spell it out, partly because she had [[DemotedToExtra comparatively little]] actual dialogue outside of those invocations. As {{Lampshaded}} in a Spider-Man/X-Men cartoon crossover:

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* As much Spock Speak as she uses in the comics, Storm has it ''worse'' in the Mid-'90s WesternAnimation/XMen ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series. For whatever reason, the writers of the show felt the need to have her [[CallingYourAttacks invoke her power over the weather]] through long, [[LargeHam over-the-top incantations.]] This may be partly because they felt viewers wouldn't understand what she was doing if she didn't spell it out, partly because she had [[DemotedToExtra comparatively little]] actual dialogue outside of those invocations. As {{Lampshaded}} in a Spider-Man/X-Men cartoon crossover:
12th Dec '17 4:07:39 PM eroock
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'''Spock Speak''' (as in Mr. Spock from ''StarTrek'') is a [[SelfDemonstratingArticle dispassionate]], precise and technical way of speaking, indicating the speaker's distance from human society, but also gives the sense that the speaker is very smart. Common for aliens, robots, people from the past or future, geniuses and/or people from stereotypically formal cultures. Similar to RoboSpeak - smarter robots will use Spock Speak.

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'''Spock Speak''' Spock Speak (as in Mr. Spock from ''StarTrek'') is a [[SelfDemonstratingArticle dispassionate]], precise and technical way of speaking, indicating the speaker's distance from human society, but also gives the sense that the speaker is very smart. Common for aliens, robots, people from the past or future, geniuses and/or people from stereotypically formal cultures. Similar to RoboSpeak - smarter robots will use Spock Speak.
24th Nov '17 12:52:52 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* Foreign language syllabi generally use the formal, received-pronunciation form of the language, as discussed briefly in the ''Terminator'' example above.
13th Nov '17 9:45:34 AM PrimeEvil
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* K-9, and a number of "advanced" aliens in ''Series/DoctorWho''. "Affirmative, Master." The Daleks and Cybermen (both species actually cyborgs, rather than actual robots) spoke this way before switching over to RoboSpeak.

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K-9, and a number of "advanced" aliens in ''Series/DoctorWho''.aliens. "Affirmative, Master." The Daleks and Cybermen (both species actually cyborgs, rather than actual robots) spoke this way before switching over to RoboSpeak.
** The future guerrillas in "Day of the Daleks" do not use contractions because [[FutureSlang that is how people speak in the 22nd Century]]. Except it doesn't ''quite'' work in practice: they slip up every now and then.
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