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22nd Mar '17 2:15:26 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'':
** Havoc does this in Episode 15 when Kim [[spoiler:notes that there's a chance that Brock is Ally's real father.]]
** Kim does this in Episode 24 when Ally [[spoiler:([[FreakyFridayFlip really]] Havoc)]] tells her that she (Ally) has always loved her father more than her.
18th Mar '17 6:30:36 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': This is the others' typical reaction to [[TheDitz Stumpy]]'s stupidity, usually accompanied by a SweatDrop. In Mr. Cat's case, this is also accompanied by a TwitchyEye.
12th Mar '17 8:42:47 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': The audience especially Jackie and Marco when Star publicly confesses her feelings to [[spoiler: Marco]]. Except for Pony Head, who brags that she "called it."
9th Mar '17 9:21:24 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E16ShroudOfDarkness "Shroud of Darkness"]], Kanan is absolutely stunned to realize [[spoiler:he was just [[{{Knighting}} knighted]] by ''the Grand Inquisitor's ghost''.]]
6th Mar '17 11:34:13 PM mlsmithca
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* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe's]] review of ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' begins with a full fifteen seconds of him staring dazedly into the camera before fainting. ([[SoCoolItsAwesome Yes, it's that good]].)
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd's]] review of the Power Glove had a rather [[StealthPun stunning]] example of this: testing out the game ''Top Gun'' and its notoriously finicky landing sequence, he managed to land using the glove. His response? There wasn't one. He did the same thing when his review of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had him beat Shadow Link with the Power Glove. Idly. While talking to the audience. He has to do a DoubleTake when he realizes what he had done.

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* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe's]] review of ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' begins with a full fifteen seconds of him staring dazedly into the camera before fainting. ([[SoCoolItsAwesome Yes, (Yes, it's that good]].good.)
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd's]] WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's review of the Power Glove had a rather [[StealthPun stunning]] example of this: testing out the game ''Top Gun'' and its notoriously finicky landing sequence, he managed to land using the glove. His response? There wasn't one. He did the same thing when his review of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had him beat Shadow Link with the Power Glove. Idly. While talking to the audience. He has to do a DoubleTake when he realizes what he had done.



* Subverted with Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven: He thought he was getting this from the crowd. Then one of the sopranos turned him around, and he saw he was getting a StandingOvation.

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* Subverted with Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven: Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven at the premiere of his Symphony No.9: He thought he was getting this from the crowd. Then one of the sopranos turned him around, and he saw he was getting a StandingOvation.
5th Mar '17 12:01:57 AM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'', the entire stadium is stunned silent by the TransformationSequence of Tryon 3. Even the bombastic Meijin Kawaguchi and Lady Kawaguchi are left speechless!



* In ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'', the entire stadium is stunned silent by the TransformationSequence of Tryon 3. Even the bombastic Meijin Kawaguchi and Lady Kawaguchi are left speechless!



* The ending of ''Film/{{Babe}}'' has the entire crowd silent after [[spoiler: watching Babe herd the sheep perfectly]]. They then erupt with a thunderous applause.



* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} of all creatures gets one in the original ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla''. He attacks what appears to be his exact twin with his radioactive flame. Only for the thing to have metal under its skin. Godzilla actually tilts his entire upper body in shock to one side with a general sense of his body language and expression more or less screaming ''"What the Hell?!"'' Mechagodzilla gets one a few moments before when Godzilla shows up, and gets a ''second'' one near the climax of the film when Godzilla emerges from the ocean for round two. Despite being a machine, Mechagodzilla's sudden reaction to the churning water shows that this Mechagodzilla had some level of AI as it was almost as if it was startled by the noise. When Godzilla himself emerges, Mechagodzilla just kinda ''stands there'' for a few moments. One has to wonder if it would have reacted at all if the aliens who built it hadn't then told the thing to "Beat Godzilla to Death."
* At the climax of ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', [[spoiler: Johnny ends up accidentally being crowned king]]. He, along with everyone else, spend a ''long'' time completely stupefied.



* At the climax of ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', [[spoiler: Johnny ends up accidentally being crowned king]]. He, along with everyone else, spend a ''long'' time completely stupefied.
* The ending of ''Film/{{Babe}}'' has the entire crowd silent after [[spoiler: watching Babe herd the sheep perfectly]]. They then erupt with a thunderous applause.



* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} of all creatures gets one in the original ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla''. He attacks what appears to be his exact twin with his radioactive flame. Only for the thing to have metal under its skin. Godzilla actually tilts his entire upper body in shock to one side with a general sense of his body language and expression more or less screaming ''"What the Hell?!"'' Mechagodzilla gets one a few moments before when Godzilla shows up, and gets a ''second'' one near the climax of the film when Godzilla emerges from the ocean for round two. Despite being a machine, Mechagodzilla's sudden reaction to the churning water shows that this Mechagodzilla had some level of AI as it was almost as if it was startled by the noise. When Godzilla himself emerges, Mechagodzilla just kinda ''stands there'' for a few moments. One has to wonder if it would have reacted at all if the aliens who built it hadn't then told the thing to "Beat Godzilla to Death."



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 4 finale, [[spoiler:[[TheNthDoctor the tenth Doctor]] has been shot by a dalek! You know what that means! He'll regenerate, and change into a completely different person! The Doctor's companions, Rose, Donna and Jack back away as he begins to glow and change- only for him to redirect his energy and just stand there, smiling, looking completely the same. They just stare in stunned amazement]].
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': An effective use of both tension and comedy at the same time is found in the Series 4 finale. For several long moments at the start of the episode, absolutely no-one speaks. The camera pans around all six characters as each one shifts position or opens their mouth as though about to speak, but no-one does. It's clear the entire cast is absolutely stunned by whatever Lilah has just said. Lilah herself doesn't speak just waits, smug and amused, as Angel's team try and gather their wits and find their voices. WordOfGod reveals that it was deliberately timed to coincide with the length of time it takes for the credits to scroll across the screen as they'd once observed how long it takes and thought it would be funny to have absolutely no talking for that long if they could ever think of a plot. They thought of one.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** Jorah is rendered utterly speechless when he sees Daario leaving Daenerys' quarters in the morning. By the time he gets his audience with Dany, he's recovered enough to deliver a snarky comment.
** And there's the MassOhCrap moment when a drunken Tyrion Lannister, pushed to the limit by King Joffrey's petty cruelty, threatens to geld his Grace. The entire room falls silent and only [[DragonInChief Lord Tywin Lannister]] dares speak to defuse the situation.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': An effective use of both tension and comedy at the same time is found in the Series 4 finale. For several long moments at the start of the episode, absolutely no-one speaks. The camera pans around all six characters as each one shifts position or opens their mouth as though about to speak, but no-one does. It's clear the entire cast is absolutely stunned by whatever Lilah has just said. Lilah herself doesn't speak just waits, smug and amused, as Angel's team try and gather their wits and find their voices. WordOfGod reveals that it was deliberately timed to coincide with the length of time it takes for the credits to scroll across the screen as they'd once observed how long it takes and thought it would be funny to have absolutely no talking for that long if they could ever think of a plot. They thought of one.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: [[spoiler:[[TheNthDoctor The Tenth Doctor]] has been shot by a Dalek! You know what that means! He'll regenerate, and change into a completely different person! The Doctor's companions Rose, Donna and Jack back away as he begins to glow and change -- only for him to redirect his energy into his old hand and just stand there, smiling, looking completely the same. They just stare in stunned amazement]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** Jorah is rendered utterly speechless when he sees Daario leaving Daenerys' quarters in the morning. By the time he gets his audience with Dany, he's recovered enough to deliver a snarky comment.
** And there's the MassOhCrap moment when a drunken Tyrion Lannister, pushed to the limit by King Joffrey's petty cruelty, threatens to geld his Grace. The entire room falls silent and only [[DragonInChief Lord Tywin Lannister]] dares speak to defuse the situation.



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* Utter audience silence can be the sign of a deeply moving musical performance, and as such is an enormous compliment to the performers.
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* Apparently happens in the beginning of ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' to Booker Dewitt when he first witnesses Columbia, judging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRZKURX0eY this scene.]]
* In ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' Trip reacts that way when she seen [[OneManArmy Monkey]] battling Mechs for the first time.



* Apparently happens in the beginning of ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' to Booker Dewitt when he first witnesses Columbia, judging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRZKURX0eY This scene.]]
* In ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' Trip reacts that way when she seen [[OneManArmy Monkey]] battling Mechs for the first time.



* [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd's]] review of the Power Glove had a rather [[StealthPun stunning]] example of this: testing out the game ''Top Gun'' and its notoriously finicky landing sequence, he managed to land using the glove. His response? There wasn't one. He did the same thing when his review of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had him beat Shadow Link with the Power Glove. Idly. While talking to the audience. He has to do a DoubleTake when he realizes what he had done.



* [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd's]] review of the Power Glove had a rather [[StealthPun stunning]] example of this: testing out the game ''Top Gun'' and its notoriously finicky landing sequence, he managed to land using the glove. His response? There wasn't one. He did the same thing when his review of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' had him beat Shadow Link with the Power Glove. Idly. While talking to the audience. He has to do a DoubleTake when he realizes what he had done.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', everyone's jaw drops when they find out Bumi's story about developing airbending [[CassandraTruth wasn't a story after all.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsSparkOfRebellion "Spark of Rebellion"]], this is Ezra and the Wookiees' reaction to seeing Kanan break out his lightsaber during the Kessel rescue.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this is Greg's reaction when Steven and Connie fuse in front of him. In a later episode, Garnet and Pearl do this when [[spoiler:Steven and Amethyst fuse.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', everyone's jaw drops when they find out Bumi's story about developing airbending [[CassandraTruth wasn't a story after all.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this is Greg's reaction when Steven and Connie fuse in front of him. In a later episode, Garnet and Pearl do this when [[spoiler:Steven and Amethyst fuse.]]



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* Utter audience silence can be the sign of a deeply moving musical performance, and as such is an enormous compliment to the performers.
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* A regular element of being around Mihoshi of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' after [[spoiler: Mami dies]] you see the faces of Sayaka and Madoka and the look of utter horror on their faces. Considering what they just [[EatenAlive witnessed]] anyone would react the same way.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' after [[spoiler: Mami dies]] you see the faces of Sayaka and Madoka and the look of utter horror on their faces. Considering what they just [[EatenAlive witnessed]] anyone would react the same way.



* A regular element of being around Mihoshi of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''.



* One happened in ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'' when Dane Whitman, Black Knight, needed a sword. Faiza Hussain grabs one and everyone's stunned shocked at what she grabbed: ''Excalibur''.



* One happened in ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'' when Dane Whitman, Black Knight, needed a sword. Faiza Hussain grabs one and everyone's stunned shocked at what she grabbed: ''Excalibur''.



* "Springtime For Hitler" in ''Film/TheProducers''.

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* "Springtime For Hitler" ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Steve is fighting the eponymous villain in ''Film/TheProducers''.the streets. He's fast, strong, has a metal arm, and is as every bit as skilled in combat as Captain America is. [[DramaticUnmask Then, he manages to unmask the Winter Soldier]]. [[spoiler:When he saw it was Bucky, he looked on in disbelief, and when he realized Bucky had no idea who he himself is, let alone who ''Steve'' is, that disbelief turned into horror and Steve quickly entered a HeroicBSOD.]]
-->'''Steve''': [[spoiler:...Bucky]]?
-->'''The Winter Soldier''': [[spoiler:Who the hell is Bucky]]?
* A LeaveTheCameraRunning example is featured in ''Film/FunnyGames'' after [[spoiler:the couple's child is killed and the killers depart. The parents sit motionless and in silence for over a minute]].
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': "The Ring must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm whence it came. *{{beat}}* One of you must do this." Itís almost jarring ''not'' to hear crickets in the silence that follows, as the camera pans out to observe that no one in the council is moving a muscle. Boromir finally breaks the silence with the [[MemeticMutation now-meme-tastic]] line: ďOne does not simply WalkIntoMordor."
* In ''Film/MacGruber'', OnlySaneMan Piper has this reaction when listening to [=MacGruber=]'s backstory of him and the villain, learning that the latter's grudge against the former is all too justified.



* In ''Film/MacGruber'', OnlySaneMan Piper has this reaction when listening to [=MacGruber=]'s backstory of him and the villain, learning that the latter's grudge against the former is all too justified.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': "The Ring must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm whence it came. *{{beat}}* One of you must do this." Itís almost jarring ''not'' to hear crickets in the silence that follows, as the camera pans out to observe that no one in the council is moving a muscle. Boromir finally breaks the silence with the [[MemeticMutation now-meme-tastic]] line: ďOne does not simply WalkIntoMordor."

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* In ''Film/MacGruber'', OnlySaneMan Piper has this reaction when listening to [=MacGruber=]'s backstory of him and the villain, learning that the latter's grudge against the former is all too justified.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': "The Ring must be taken deep into Mordor and cast back into the fiery chasm whence it came. *{{beat}}* One of you must do this." Itís almost jarring ''not'' to hear crickets
"SpringtimeForHitler" in the silence that follows, as the camera pans out to observe that no one in the council is moving a muscle. Boromir finally breaks the silence with the [[MemeticMutation now-meme-tastic]] line: ďOne does not simply WalkIntoMordor."''Film/TheProducers''.



* A LeaveTheCameraRunning example is featured in ''Film/FunnyGames'' after [[spoiler:the couple's child is killed and the killers depart. The parents sit motionless and in silence for over a minute]].
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': Steve is fighting the eponymous villain in the streets. He's fast, strong, has a metal arm, and is as every bit as skilled in combat as Captain America is. [[DramaticUnmask Then, he manages to unmask the Winter Soldier]]. [[spoiler:When he saw it was Bucky, he looked on in disbelief, and when he realized Bucky had no idea who he himself is, let alone who ''Steve'' is, that disbelief turned into horror and Steve quickly entered a HeroicBSOD.]]
-->'''Steve''': [[spoiler:...Bucky]]?
-->'''The Winter Soldier''': [[spoiler:Who the hell is Bucky]]?



* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': This happens to Miss Brooks in the episode "Home Cooked Meal". Miss Brooks realizes that Mr. Conklin has gone into a dark kitchen that has filled with natural gas. When Mr. Conklin announces he's going to light a match, horror stricken, she can only ''mouth'' a warning. Fortunately, Mr. Conklin's alright, although a little worse for wear.

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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': This happens In ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' this is Tenkaichi's reaction to Miss Brooks in having his summation and reveal of the murder's identity interrupted by [[spoiler:the murderer killing herself. After the full confession and death]] Tenkaichi walks slowly out of the room and asks the chief if he can go home as he can no longer have his dramatic moment.
* On ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', poor Trevor is left [[https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/717725935475122177 horrified]] and grossed out for several seconds after watching a clip of Creator/DonaldTrump making a objectifying remark about his ''then-infant daughter''.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Nelson v. Murdock", while Foggy is ripping into Matt over his double life as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Matt reveals what caused him to take up vigilantism: he overheard a man molesting and/or raping his own daughter, who never got arrested because his wife refused to believe it. Foggy, who's spent
the episode "Home Cooked Meal". Miss Brooks realizes that Mr. Conklin has gone into a dark kitchen that has filled with natural gas. When Mr. Conklin announces he's going up to light a match, horror stricken, she this point angrily chewing Matt out, can only ''mouth'' muster a warning. Fortunately, Mr. Conklin's alright, although a little worse for wear.single horrified curse and shudder.



* In ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' this is Tenkaichi's reaction to having his summation and reveal of the murder's identity interrupted by [[spoiler:the murder killing herself. After the full confession and death]] Tenkaichi walks slowly out of the room and asks the chief if he can go home as he can no longer have his dramatic moment.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' the WhamEpisode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E9TheRainsOfCastamere The Rains of Castamere]]", Catelyn Tully has this is Tenkaichi's reaction when [[spoiler:her son Robb is killed. The silence is stretched through the entire credits sequence with a total lack of sound or music]].
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': This happens
to having Miss Brooks in the episode "Home Cooked Meal". Miss Brooks realizes that Mr. Conklin has gone into a dark kitchen that has filled with natural gas. When Mr. Conklin announces he's going to light a match, horror stricken, she can only ''mouth'' a warning. Fortunately, Mr. Conklin's alright, although a little worse for wear.
* ''Series/{{Punkd}}'': [[Series/That70sShow Wilmer Valderrama]] couldn't do anything but stare in shock as [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/140927/wilmers-car.jhtml
his summation expensive car was dented and reveal of the murder's identity interrupted by [[spoiler:the murder killing herself. After the full confession and death]] Tenkaichi walks slowly out of the room and asks the chief if he can go home as he can no longer have his dramatic moment.had its windows smashed in]].



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the WhamEpisode "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E9TheRainsOfCastamere The Rains of Castamere]]," Catelyn Tully has this reaction when [[spoiler:her son Robb is killed. The silence is stretched through the entire credits sequence with a total lack of sound or music]].
* ''Series/{{Punkd}}'': [[Series/That70sShow Wilmer Valderrama]] couldn't do anything but stare in shock as [[http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/140927/wilmers-car.jhtml his expensive car was dented and had its windows smashed in]].
* On ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah'', poor Trevor is left [[https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/717725935475122177 horrified]] and grossed out for several seconds after watching a clip of Creator/DonaldTrump making a objectifying remark about his ''then-infant daughter''.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Nelson v. Murdock", while Foggy is ripping into Matt over his double life as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Matt reveals what caused him to take up vigilantism: he overheard a man molesting and/or raping his own daughter, who never got arrested because his wife refused to believe it. Foggy, who's spent the episode up to this point angrily chewing Matt out, can only muster a single horrified curse and shudder.



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* When UsefulNotes/{{N|ationalBasketballAssociation}}BA player Kermit Washington punched Rudy Tomjanovich in a game hard enough to leave him in a pool of his own blood, the entire arena descended into what one observer described as "the loudest silence you've ever heard."
* When American gymnast Rebecca Bross dislocated her kneecap on vault at the 2011 National Championships, the arena went deathly silent; all anyone could hear were the agonized screams of an eighteen-year-old girl. Those who were there describe it as one of the most haunting scenes they'd ever witnessed.
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* ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' has several examples, but none more visible than during the Tycho's giraffe story, and the Heavy's Engineer story.

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* ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' has several examples, but none more visible than during When [[spoiler:the Belkans nuke themselves]] in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', [[MassOhCrap all radio chatter stops]] for thirty seconds. Even the Tycho's giraffe story, BGM stops and is replaced with quiet white noise for the Heavy's Engineer story.rest of the mission. Coupled with the InterfaceScrew from [[spoiler:the nukes' EMP]], the end result is ''[[NightmareFuel scary]]''.



* This happens to some people who play ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' and see the real ending.



* When [[spoiler:the Belkans nuke themselves]] in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', [[MassOhCrap all radio chatter stops]] for thirty seconds. Even the BGM stops and is replaced with quiet white noise for the rest of the mission. Coupled with the InterfaceScrew from [[spoiler:the nukes' EMP]], the end result is ''[[NightmareFuel scary]]''.

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* When [[spoiler:the Belkans nuke themselves]] in ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'', [[MassOhCrap all radio chatter stops]] for thirty seconds. Even ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' has several examples, but none more visible than during the BGM stops Tycho's giraffe story, and is replaced with quiet white noise for the rest of Heavy's Engineer story.
* This happens to some people who play ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' and see
the mission. Coupled with the InterfaceScrew from [[spoiler:the nukes' EMP]], the end result is ''[[NightmareFuel scary]]''.real ending.



* Done in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090706 this page]].. although not for the same reason for everyone.
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. It looks like Antimony has gotten [[TheTrickster Coyote]] stunned silent with a revelation about Renard, but it turns out Coyote is faking, and he knew about the revelation all along.
* In ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'', this is the audience's initial reaction to the first (and only) performance of ''Nailed!'' (a frankly sacrilegious musical in the vein of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''). Then the lighters come out...



* In ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'', this is the audience's initial reaction to the first (and only) performance of ''Nailed!'' (a frankly sacrilegious musical in the vein of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''). Then the lighters come out...
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. It looks like Antimony has gotten [[TheTrickster Coyote]] stunned silent with a revelation about Renard, but it turns out Coyote is faking, and he knew about the revelation all along.
* Done in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090706 this page]].. although not for the same reason for everyone.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', when Terry calls Ra's al Ghul a psychopath, which results in a horrified stare by Talia [[spoiler:-- which is a hint that Ra's al Ghul had possessed Talia's body and would have ''every reason'' to be horrified at the notion that people see him as a psychopath. If Terry called Ra's al Ghul in front of the ''real'' Talia, she would have given him a DeathGlare and more due to Talia's loyalty to Ra's al Ghul]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': For a couple of videos (Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli), all they could do is stare in horror for several seconds before wordlessly changing the channel.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': For a couple of videos (Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli), all they could do is stare in horror for several seconds before wordlessly changing the channel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', when Terry calls Ra's al Ghul a psychopath, which results in a horrified stare by Talia [[spoiler:-- which is a hint that Ra's al Ghul had possessed Talia's body and would have ''every reason'' to be horrified at the notion that people see him as a psychopath. If Terry called Ra's al Ghul in front of the ''real'' Talia, she would have given him a DeathGlare and more due to Talia's loyalty to Ra's al Ghul]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'': For a couple ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Speaking of videos (Vanilla Ice and Milli Vanilli), all they could do is stare in horror for several seconds before wordlessly changing the channel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'',
[[Recap/StarWarsRebelsSparkOfRebellion "Spark of Rebellion"]] -- everyone whose reaction we see gets this trope when Terry calls Ra's al Ghul a psychopath, which results in a horrified stare by Talia [[spoiler:-- which is a hint that Ra's al Ghul had possessed Talia's body Kanan breaks out his lightsaber during the Kessel rescue, and would have ''every reason'' to be horrified at Agent Kallus and the notion that people see him as a psychopath. If Terry called Ra's al Ghul in front of stormtroopers specifically get the ''real'' Talia, she would have given him a DeathGlare and more due to Talia's loyalty to Ra's al Ghul]]."horror" variant.



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* When UsefulNotes/{{N|ationalBasketballAssociation}}BA player Kermit Washington punched Rudy Tomjanovich in a game hard enough to leave him in a pool of his own blood, the entire arena descended into what one observer described as "the loudest silence you've ever heard."
* When American gymnast Rebecca Bross dislocated her kneecap on vault at the 2011 National Championships, the arena went deathly silent; all anyone could hear were the agonized screams of an eighteen-year-old girl. Those who were there describe it as one of the most haunting scenes they'd ever witnessed.
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* There is an anecdote about ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' in America. When people saw the first spaceship come into view, they cheered. When they saw the second one (the Imperial Star Destroyer, which never seemed to end in that shot), they all went silent.



* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the entirety of the population within the airport in Honolulu is screaming as one of the M.U.T.O.s is rampaging and destroying airliners. The second Godzilla's foot appears, they promptly shut the hell up, even the music.



* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the entirety of the population within the airport in Honolulu is screaming as one of the M.U.T.O.s is rampaging and destroying airliners. The second Godzilla's foot appears, they promptly shut the hell up, even the music.

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* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', There is an anecdote about ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode IV -- Film/ANewHope'' (then known simply as ''Star Wars'') in America. When people saw the entirety of first spaceship come into view, they cheered. When they saw the population within the airport in Honolulu is screaming as one of the M.U.T.O.s is rampaging and destroying airliners. The second Godzilla's foot appears, one (the Imperial Star Destroyer, which never seemed to end in that shot), they promptly shut the hell up, even the music.all went silent.



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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], the Doctor is momentarily stunned when River whispers something into his ear. What did she say that struck him speechless? [[spoiler:[[IKnowYourTrueName His real name]], which he doesn't tell ''anyone''.]]
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* After Tanna's rant at Rolan in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' [[ThatCameOutWrong came out wrong]], the various Elven ladies are [[[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/370 shocked into silence]] at the idea of her being pushed to the ground by a high-born male elf. This is indicated in the comic by the artist not drawing their mouths in the BeatPanel.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had an episode in the gaming shop. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-08-30 See]] what happens with background phrases in the last panel and Grace's expression? She sometimes have such effect on people.



* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' had an episode in the gaming shop. [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-08-30 See]] what happens with background phrases in the last panel and Grace's expression? She sometimes have such effect on people.
* After Tanna's rant at Rolan in ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' [[ThatCameOutWrong came out wrong]], the various Elven ladies are [[[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/370 shocked into silence]] at the idea of her being pushed to the ground by a high-born male elf. This is indicated in the comic by the artist not drawing their mouths in the BeatPanel.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Krusty hosting the "[[FunWithAcronyms Krusty Komedy Klassic]]" at the Apollo Theater. Um, oops... On the subject of the Apollo, ''Film/TheBuddyHollyStory'' contains a scene where Buddy and the Crickets go onstage at the Apollo and are met with stunned disbelief at these four white hillbillies. The crowd is quickly won over when the music starts playing.



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', this is Mabel's reaction to her first Guy of the Week Norman being [[spoiler: five gnomes stacked up on each other.]] Notably, this is the ''only'' time in the series we see Mabel at a complete loss for words.



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', this is Mabel's reaction to her first Guy of the Week Norman being [[spoiler: five gnomes stacked up on each other.]] Notably, this is the ''only'' time in the series we see Mabel at a complete loss for words.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Krusty hosting the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', this is Mabel's reaction to her first Guy "[[FunWithAcronyms Krusty Komedy Klassic]]" at the Apollo Theater. Um, oops... On the subject of the Week Norman being [[spoiler: five gnomes stacked up on each other.]] Notably, this is Apollo, ''Film/TheBuddyHollyStory'' contains a scene where Buddy and the ''only'' time in Crickets go onstage at the series we see Mabel Apollo and are met with stunned disbelief at a complete loss for words.these four white hillbillies. The crowd is quickly won over when the music starts playing.
18th Feb '17 4:07:35 PM bt8257
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If the stunned character is known for being a DeadpanSnarker, it becomes an example of SarcasmFailure.

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If the stunned character is known for being as a DeadpanSnarker, it becomes an example of SarcasmFailure.
31st Dec '16 7:16:19 PM TheTropper
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* In''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', everyone's jaw drops when they find out Bumi's story about developing airbending [[CassandraTruth wasn't a story after all.]]

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* In''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', everyone's jaw drops when they find out Bumi's story about developing airbending [[CassandraTruth wasn't a story after all.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', this is Greg's reaction when Steven and Connie fuse in front of him. In a later episode, Garnet and Pearl do this when [[spoiler:Steven and Amethyst fuse.
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13th Dec '16 7:07:48 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In the season 2 finale, when Matt meets with Karen in the shuttered Nelson & Murdock office.
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' Thanks for seeing me.
-->'''Karen Page:''' What am I doing here, Matt?
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' I, uh, have something...
-->'''Karen Page:''' No. I don't want...
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' I have something that I ''need'' you to see.
-->''[Matt pulls his Daredevil helmet out of a paper bag. Karen looks at him, first in confusion and then in dawning realization and shock]''
-->'''Matt Murdock:''' ...I'm Daredevil.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In "Nelson v. Murdock", while Foggy is ripping into Matt over his double life as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, Matt reveals what caused him to take up vigilantism: he overheard a man molesting and/or raping his own daughter, who never got arrested because his wife refused to believe it. Foggy, who's spent the episode up to this point angrily chewing Matt out, can only muster a single horrified curse and shudder.
12th Dec '16 7:13:05 AM Kaiseror
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* Nobody in ''WebComic/SlightlyDamned'' thought that [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]] the Demon could sing, [[http://www.sdamned.com/comic/433 surprise]].



* Nobody in ''WebComic/SlightlyDamned'' thought that [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]] the Demon could sing, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ surprise]].
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