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3rd May '16 3:36:56 PM MegaMarioMan
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** An amusing behind the scenes outtake from the second game's Behind the Scenes video gives us this:
-->'''David Kaye (as Clank)''': This's bad!"
-->'''Dialogue Director (from off-screen)''': Clank doesn't speak with contractions.
-->'''David Kaye''': [[PrecisionFStrike F***!]]

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** An amusing behind the scenes outtake from the second game's Behind the Scenes video gives us this:
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkkGzYEUw8&t=6m29s this]]:
-->'''David Kaye (as Clank)''': This's bad!"
-->'''Dialogue Director (from off-screen)''':
Clank):''' Well, I'm off.
-->'''Jackie Evanochick (the Sound Designer):'''
Clank doesn't speak with use contractions.
-->'''David Kaye''': [[PrecisionFStrike F***!]]Kaye (as Clank):''' [[CurseCutShort Son of a-]]



-->'''David Kaye (as Clank)''': This is bad!"

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-->'''David Kaye (as Clank)''': This is bad!"Clank):''' Well, I am off.
3rd May '16 1:10:49 AM Sugao
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* Dr. Max Bergman of ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' speaks with a markedly clipped tone. While his level of formality does seem to have diminished slightly over the series as he warmed up to Steve and Danny, he's still very precise in his language. This is probably partly due to being a medical examiner, where precision is imperative, and partly due to having an AmbiguousDisorder.
1st May '16 4:48:33 AM erforce
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** T-800 in ''Terminator 2'' and ''3'', 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 in ''Terminator 2'' ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and ''3'', ''[[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.
21st Apr '16 12:32:29 AM aye_amber
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* [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends Wind Whistler]] and [[MyLittlePonyG3 Kimono]] from ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' both speak in Spock Speak. Peach Blossom (one of the Flutter Ponies) spoke this way in at least one episode.
** Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also tends to dip into this.[[note]][[DependingOnTheWriter Except when she doesn't.]][[/note]]
** Each of the four has her own flavor of it, too. Wind Whistler is basically a Vulcan in cartoon pony form. Peach Blossom has SesquipedalianLoquaciousness as her 'thing.' The result is that Wind Whistler ''sometimes'' uses big words because she's TheSmartGuy, but is still quite formal when not using them. Peach Blossom, on the other hand, ''never'' uses a short word when a long one will do and only Wind Whistler speaks her language. Kimono is quite formal but doesn't use overly long words or technical jargon. As for Twilight Sparkle, her personality isn't anywhere near as calm as the others; she easily gets worked up if things aren't going right or excited if she sees something she's interested in. Most of the time, she talks normally, but when describing what something is, how something works, or one of the things only she is quite so deeply into, she can get extremely technical and leave listeners scratching their heads. When it's high-end magic or technology, best to just smile and nod and accept that you're not going to get it. (Hilariously, one time ''[[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]]'' found it all quite simple and easily explained everything, to the jaw-drop of everyone else.)
* In ''DC Showcase: ComicBook/GreenArrow'', this exchange between Green Arrow and Princess Pertida as they narrowly avoid being hit by a coasting airplane while avoiding assassins:
-->'''Green Arrow''': That dragon almost got us.\\
'''Princess Perdita''': You do realize I'm 10 and do not require fairy-tale metaphors?\\
'''Green Arrow''': Sorry. It's my first time rescuing royalty.\\
'''Princess Perdita''': It is quite a forgivable sin... Robin Hood.
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and Aqualad in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', both of whom eschew contractions and slang despite the fact that the latter is a teen. Fellow Atlantean Lagoon Boy seems a bit more informal with his speech.
* Lightly poked fun of in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', when the title characters had been planned an Film/{{Inception}}-esque trip into the subconscious of Baljeet to cure his fear of contractions (Baljeet considering them the grammatical equivalent of FrankensteinsMonster).
* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Rainy Day Daydream", Jake loses his imagination and therefore talks like this, including some gratuitous Elizabethan.

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* [[MyLittlePonyAndFriends [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends Wind Whistler]] and [[MyLittlePonyG3 [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 Kimono]] from ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' both speak in Spock Speak. Peach Blossom (one of the Flutter Ponies) spoke this way in at least one episode.
** Twilight Sparkle from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also tends to dip into this.[[note]][[DependingOnTheWriter [[note]] [[DependingOnTheWriter Except when she doesn't.]][[/note]]
]] [[/note]]
** Each of the four has her own flavor of it, too. Wind Whistler is basically a Vulcan in cartoon pony form. Peach Blossom has SesquipedalianLoquaciousness as her 'thing.' "thing." The result is that Wind Whistler ''sometimes'' uses big words because she's TheSmartGuy, but is still quite formal when not using them. Peach Blossom, on the other hand, ''never'' uses a short word when a long one will do and only Wind Whistler speaks her language. Kimono is quite formal but doesn't use overly long words or technical jargon. As for Twilight Sparkle, her personality isn't anywhere near as calm as the others; she easily gets worked up if things aren't going right or excited if she sees something she's interested in. Most of the time, she talks normally, but when describing what something is, how something works, or one of the things only she is quite so deeply into, she can get extremely technical and leave listeners scratching their heads. When it's high-end magic or technology, best to just smile and nod and accept that you're not going to get it. (Hilariously, one time ''[[CloudCuckooLander ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Pinkie Pie]]'' found it all quite simple and easily explained everything, to the jaw-drop of everyone else.)
* In ''DC Showcase: ComicBook/GreenArrow'', ComicBook/GreenArrow,'' this exchange between Green Arrow and Princess Pertida Perdita as they narrowly avoid being hit by a coasting airplane while avoiding assassins:
-->'''Green Arrow''': --> '''Green Arrow:''' That dragon almost got us.\\
'''Princess Perdita''': Perdita:''' You do realize I'm 10 and do not require fairy-tale metaphors?\\
'''Green Arrow''': Arrow:''' Sorry. It's my first time rescuing royalty.\\
'''Princess Perdita''': Perdita:''' It is quite a forgivable sin... Robin Hood.
Hood.
* ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and Aqualad in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' both of whom eschew contractions and slang despite the fact that the latter is a teen. Fellow Atlantean Lagoon Boy seems a bit more informal with his speech.
* Lightly poked fun of in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' when the title characters had been planned an Film/{{Inception}}-esque Film/{{Inception}} esque trip into the subconscious of Baljeet to cure his fear of contractions (Baljeet considering them the grammatical equivalent of FrankensteinsMonster).
* Towards the end of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Rainy Day Daydream", Daydream," Jake loses his imagination and therefore talks like this, including some gratuitous Elizabethan.



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16th Apr '16 4:25:03 PM DeltaDart
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* [[Wikipedia]]. They are frustratingly strict about this. This leads to magnificent academic pages, but when it comes to slang, Wikipedia's "Verifiability, Not Truth" policy very much fails.
3rd Mar '16 8:25:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lightly poked fun of in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', when the title characters had been planned an {{Inception}}-esque trip into the subconscious of Baljeet to cure his fear of contractions (Baljeet considering them the grammatical equivalent of FrankensteinsMonster).

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* Lightly poked fun of in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', when the title characters had been planned an {{Inception}}-esque Film/{{Inception}}-esque trip into the subconscious of Baljeet to cure his fear of contractions (Baljeet considering them the grammatical equivalent of FrankensteinsMonster).
23rd Feb '16 10:50:31 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Clank from the RatchetAndClank series definitely fits this, however because he doesn't usually speak in monotone it can be hard to notice. It is definitely more prevalent in the original game and decreases as time goes on, due to him being more exposed to galactic culture over time.

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* Clank from the RatchetAndClank ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series definitely fits this, however because he doesn't usually speak in monotone it can be hard to notice. It is definitely more prevalent in the original game and decreases as time goes on, due to him being more exposed to galactic culture over time.
5th Feb '16 5:11:03 AM Syrika
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* Emily-Clone from ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfTomorrow'' speaks like this.
31st Jan '16 11:03:05 PM MHarrington
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** In one episode, Mojo wallops Bubbles with an I-beam, which causes her to have amnesia and act like ''she's'' Mojo, right down to his compulsively repetition, Spock Speak and all. Mojo is quite surprised at what happened.
--->'''Mojo:''' [[HypocriticalHumor I do not talk like that. The way I speak is very, very different. I do not repeat, recite, reiterate the same thing over and over again! I am clear! Concise! To the point!]]
16th Jan '16 2:12:50 AM Anddrix
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* As much Spock Speak as she uses in the comics, Storm has it ''worse'' in the Mid-'90s WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} 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 [[ViewersAreMorons 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/{{X-Men}} 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 [[ViewersAreMorons viewers wouldn't understand what she was doing if she didn't spell it out]], 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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