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* Happens at the performance of ''RomeoAndJuliet'' in ''ShakespeareInLove'' before [[spoiler:the audience bursts into applause]]

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* Happens at the performance of ''RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' in ''ShakespeareInLove'' ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' before [[spoiler:the audience bursts into applause]]applause]].



* 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.]]

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* 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.]]amazement]].



--> ''Fury:'' It was a "break glass in case of emergency" situation.\\
''Coulson:'' Yes, but that emergency was supposed to be the fall of an Avenger!\\
''Fury:'' Exactly.\\
''Coulson:'' ...\\
''Fury:'' And I'm damn glad I did it, too.

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--> ''Fury:'' '''Fury:''' It was a "break glass in case of emergency" situation.\\
''Coulson:'' '''Coulson:''' Yes, but that emergency was supposed to be the fall of an Avenger!\\
''Fury:'' '''Fury:''' Exactly.\\
''Coulson:'' ...'''Coulson:''' ...\\
''Fury:'' '''Fury:''' And I'm damn glad I did it, too.



* In ''JakIIRenegade'', the titular character just looks on at the girl behind the curtain [[spoiler: (later revealed to be Keira)]] in a romantic trance, with his mouth wide open, while Daxter attempts to get him to snap out of it.
* 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.]]

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* In ''JakIIRenegade'', ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', the titular character just looks on at the girl behind the curtain [[spoiler: (later revealed to be Keira)]] in a romantic trance, with his mouth wide open, while Daxter attempts to get him to snap out of it.
* Apparently happens in the beginning of VideoGame/BioshockInfinite ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' to Booker Dewitt when he first witnesses Columbia, judging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRZKURX0eY This scene.]]



* Occurs in Webcomic/ElGoonishShive [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-11-29 when Grace decides to let Mr. Raven know she's in on the masquerade the fast way]].

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* Occurs in Webcomic/ElGoonishShive ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-11-29 when Grace decides to let Mr. Raven know she's in on the masquerade the fast way]].



* [[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/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 ''Top Gun'' and its notoriously finicky landing sequence, he managed to land using the glove. His response? There wasn't one.
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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.



* This is [[{{KidHero}} Sora]]'s reaction to finding out that [[{{Disney/Mulan}} "Ping"]] [[{{SweetPollyOliver}} is female]] in ''[[{{Manga/KingdomHeartsII}} Kingdom Hearts II]]''. He soon covers his face and tries to excuse himself in a humiliating way.
-->'''Sora:''' ...Oh. Err. 'Sup? Um? [[{{SuddenlyShouting}} I'm sorry!]] [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} I didn't know you were a girl!]]

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* This is [[{{KidHero}} [[KidHero Sora]]'s reaction to finding out that [[{{Disney/Mulan}} "Ping"]] [[{{SweetPollyOliver}} [[SweetPollyOliver is female]] in ''[[{{Manga/KingdomHeartsII}} Kingdom Hearts II]]''.''Manga/KingdomHeartsII''. He soon covers his face and tries to excuse himself in a humiliating way.
-->'''Sora:''' ...Oh. Err. 'Sup? Um? [[{{SuddenlyShouting}} [[SuddenlyShouting I'm sorry!]] [[{{SamusIsAGirl}} [[SamusIsAGirl I didn't know you were a girl!]]



* In the ''StarTrek'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Retribution}}'', Kirk is "surprised temporarily beyond words" when Spock confesses that he still feels guilty about nearly killing Kirk during the ''kal-i-fee''. When he can speak again, he protests that Spock was NotHimself.

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* In the ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Retribution}}'', Kirk is "surprised temporarily beyond words" when Spock confesses that he still feels guilty about nearly killing Kirk during the ''kal-i-fee''. When he can speak again, he protests that Spock was NotHimself.



* ''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.
** And then Boromir finally breaks the silence with the [[MemeticMutation now-meme-tastic]] line: ďOne does not simply WalkIntoMordor."

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* ''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.
** And then
muscle. Boromir finally breaks the silence with the [[MemeticMutation now-meme-tastic]] line: ďOne does not simply WalkIntoMordor."



* ''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]].

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* ''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]].HeroicBSOD.]]



* During the SignatureScene in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' where Carrie is covered in pig's blood, the gathered students are all shocked into silence by it. Unfortunately for all of them, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Carrie thinks they're all laughing at her]]. This is enough to BreakTheCutie, and [[UnstoppableRage Carrie starts a massive killing spree]].

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* Creator/StephenKing
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During the SignatureScene in ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' where Carrie is covered in pig's blood, the gathered students are all shocked into silence by it. Unfortunately for all of them, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Carrie thinks they're all laughing at her]]. This is enough to BreakTheCutie, and [[UnstoppableRage Carrie starts a massive killing spree]].



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the episode "[[WhamEpisode 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]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the episode "[[WhamEpisode 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]].



* 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 Donald Trump making a objectifying remark about his ''then-infant daughter''.

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* 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 Donald Trump Creator/DonaldTrump making a objectifying remark about his ''then-infant daughter''.



* Wrestling/{{ECW}} once did a storyline involving Wrestling/{{Raven}} tying The Sandman to a wooden cross, then placing a crown of barbed wire upon his head. This marks the only time the ECW mutants were ever not cheering, chanting, or screaming for blood. Definitely the "silent horror" variety. They had to send Raven (who was supposed to be the bad guy in all this, keep in mind) out to apologize to the crowd afterwards.
** And Raven, to this day, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint doesn't get why anyone saw a problem with it.]] By the way, Wrestling/KurtAngle, a few months after winning an Olympic Gold Medal [[MemeticMutation with a BROKEN FREAKING NECK]], was there that night as a guest of [[Wrestling/{{Tazz}} Taz]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen He turned around and walked out on seeing this.]]

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* Wrestling/{{ECW}} once did a storyline involving Wrestling/{{Raven}} tying [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman Sandman]] to a wooden cross, then placing a crown of barbed wire upon his head. This marks the only time the ECW mutants were ever not cheering, chanting, or screaming for blood. Definitely the "silent horror" variety. They had to send Raven (who was supposed to be [[{{Heel}} the bad guy guy]] in all this, keep in mind) out to apologize to the crowd afterwards.
** And
afterwards. Raven, to this day, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint doesn't get why anyone saw a problem with it.]] By the way, Wrestling/KurtAngle, a few months after winning an Olympic Gold Medal [[MemeticMutation with a BROKEN FREAKING NECK]], was there that night as a guest of [[Wrestling/{{Tazz}} Taz]].Wrestling/{{Taz|z}}. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen He turned around and walked out on seeing this.]]



* When {{NBA}} 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."

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* When {{NBA}} 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."



* VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory has several examples, but none more visible than during the Tycho's giraffe story, and the Heavy's Engineer story.
* VideoGame/MassEffect3 has the ship's A.I. "EDI" get her own robotic body. One discussion leads to Shepard asking if Edi's processing power and attention might be drawn elsewhere by her new abilities to any troublesome level:

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* VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'' has several examples, but none more visible than during the Tycho's giraffe story, and the Heavy's Engineer story.
* VideoGame/MassEffect3 ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has the ship's A.I. "EDI" get her own robotic body. One discussion leads to Shepard asking if Edi's processing power and attention might be drawn elsewhere by her new abilities to any troublesome level:



* ''{{Spacetrawler}}'': Upon discovering [[labelnote:a major spoiler]]namely, that all Eebs are lobotomized at birth[[/labelnote]], Martina takes [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/05/08/spacetrawler-138/ a full three panels]] to absorb the information.
* In ''SomethingPositive'', this is the audience's initial reaction to the first (and only) performance of ''Nailed!'' (a frankly sacrilegious musical in the vein of ''JesusChristSuperstar''). Then the lighters come out...
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. It looks like Antimony has gotten [[TricksterArchetype 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.
* Nobody in SlightlyDamned thought that [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]] the Demon could sing, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ surprise]].

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* ''{{Spacetrawler}}'': ''WebComic/{{Spacetrawler}}'': Upon discovering [[labelnote:a major spoiler]]namely, that all Eebs are lobotomized at birth[[/labelnote]], Martina takes [[http://spacetrawler.com/2011/05/08/spacetrawler-138/ a full three panels]] to absorb the information.
* In ''SomethingPositive'', ''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 ''JesusChristSuperstar'').''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''). Then the lighters come out...
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. It looks like Antimony has gotten [[TricksterArchetype [[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 ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090706 this page]].. although not for the same reason for everyone.
* Nobody in SlightlyDamned ''WebComic/SlightlyDamned'' thought that [[ThePollyanna Buwaro]] the Demon could sing, [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ surprise]].



* When WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows reviewed ChrisBrown's "Deuces", Kevin [=McCall=]'s line "Like Tina did to Ike in the limo, it finally hit me" caused this. And follows by asking how it remained on the song (complete with a mock conversation where Brown asks to remove the lyric because [[DomesticAbuse they compare him enough already with Ike Turner]]).

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* When WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows reviewed ChrisBrown's Music/ChrisBrown's "Deuces", Kevin [=McCall=]'s line "Like Tina did to Ike in the limo, it finally hit me" caused this. And follows by asking how it remained on the song (complete with a mock conversation where Brown asks to remove the lyric because [[DomesticAbuse they compare him enough already with Ike Turner]]).



* When doing a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} is left stunned speechless by [[spoiler:The Bite of '87]]. Mostly because [[spoiler:a combination of the brutality of it all, that a ''kid'' was the victim, and that it was his BigBrotherBully that caused it.]]

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* When doing a LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} is left stunned speechless by [[spoiler:The Bite of '87]]. Mostly because [[spoiler:a combination of the brutality of it all, that a ''kid'' was the victim, and that it was his BigBrotherBully that caused it.]]it]].



* ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis And Butt-Head]]'': 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 Beavis And Butt-Head]]'': ''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.]]Ghul]].



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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The first response to Katniss' exchange.
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* The Music/TheSexPistols' final concert in Winterland, USA. After their rendition of the horribly tasteless "Belsen was a Gas" the audience sat in stunned silence for a few seconds before applauding.
* A subversion: Music/LudwigVanBeethoven believed that his 9th Symphony got disapproving silence as a response. Instead, the crowd was going nuts; he, being deaf, couldn't hear them.
** Until, according to legend, one of the soloists turned him round so he was facing the audience. At which point they went even more nuts.

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* The Music/TheSexPistols' final concert in Winterland, USA. After their rendition of the horribly tasteless "Belsen was a Gas" the audience sat in stunned silence for a few seconds before applauding.
* A subversion: Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven believed that his 9th Symphony got disapproving silence as a response. Instead, the crowd was going nuts; he, being deaf, couldn't hear them.
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them. Until, according to legend, one of the soloists turned him round so he was facing the audience. At which point they went even more nuts.



[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The first response to Katniss' exchange.
[[/folder]]



* This occurred when Wrestling/BrunoSammartino dropped the title after a historic reign that lasted just shy of eight years, to Ivan Koloff at Madison Square Garden. Witnesses say that one could hear a pin drop after the referee made the three count, and Sammartino himself claims that the room was so silent, he thought he had gone deaf.

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* This occurred when Wrestling/BrunoSammartino dropped the title after a historic reign that lasted just shy of eight years, to Ivan Koloff Wrestling/IvanKoloff at Madison Square Garden. Witnesses say that one could hear a pin drop after the referee made the three count, and Sammartino himself claims that the room was so silent, he thought he had gone deaf.



* Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} 30. [[spoiler:Just these five words: Wrestling/BrockLesnar Broke [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Streak]]. ''The entire arena'' was silent, and one fan's reaction even [[MemeticMutation went viral]]; the referee and Wrestling/PaulHeyman even played up being shocked (or, at least, that was what it was thought at the time; as it turns out, no one but Lesnar, 'Taker, Vince, Hunter, and Steph knew the ending of the match, so their reactions were legitimate), and there was a lengthy delay before Brock's theme music hit, just to let things sink in. The crowd was virtually dead for the rest of the night, only perking up once Wrestling/DanielBryan won.]]
** Two years later at WrestleMania 32, both the crowd and even ''THE UNDERTAKER'' had a mixutre of this reaction and the Stunned Horror variation after Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon actually jumped off '''willingly''' off the 20ft Cell in this "Hell in A Cell" match, trying to elbow drop Taker, only for said wrestler to roll out of the way in time. While the crowd did jump at the jump itself, the silence came as medics came to Shane, wondering if he finally managed to kill himself, all while Taker watched, eyes wide at the sight. Keep in mind, Shane's wife and three sons (The latter three having come out with him during Shane's entrance) was in the crowd in the front row.

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* Wrestling/{{Wrestlemania}} 30. [[spoiler:Just these five words: Wrestling/BrockLesnar Broke [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Streak]]. ''The entire arena'' was silent, and one fan's reaction even [[MemeticMutation [[Memes/ProfessionalWrestling went viral]]; the referee and Wrestling/PaulHeyman even played up being shocked (or, at least, that was what it was thought at the time; as it turns out, no one but Lesnar, 'Taker, Vince, Hunter, and Steph knew the ending of the match, so their reactions were legitimate), and there was a lengthy delay before Brock's theme music hit, just to let things sink in. The crowd was virtually dead for the rest of the night, only perking up once Wrestling/DanielBryan won.]]
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Two years later at WrestleMania 32, both the crowd and even ''THE UNDERTAKER'' had a mixutre mixture of this reaction and the Stunned Horror variation after Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon actually jumped off '''willingly''' jumped off the 20ft Cell in this their "Hell in A Cell" match, trying to elbow drop Taker, only for said wrestler to roll out of the way in time. While the crowd did jump at the jump itself, the silence came as medics came to Shane, wondering if he finally managed to kill himself, all while Taker watched, eyes wide at the sight. Keep in mind, Shane's wife and three sons (The latter three having come out with him during Shane's entrance) was in the crowd in the front row.



* Stunned silence variety appears in ''SomethingPositive'' after a couple of musicals/plays the main characters put on. One of them ended with the audience pulling out their lighters and setting fire to the place.

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* Stunned silence variety appears in ''SomethingPositive'' ''WebComic/SomethingPositive'' after a couple of musicals/plays the main characters put on. One of them ended with the audience pulling out their lighters and setting fire to the place.



* ''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.

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Krusty hosting the "[[FunWithAcronyms Krusty Komedy Klassic]]" at the Apollo Theater. Um, oops...
**
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.



* Subverted with Music/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 Music/LudwigVanBeethoven: 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.
26th Sep '16 5:07:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In a crossover review of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk Returns'', when [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] says to Donald Blake[[note]]in case you don't know, in the comics [[TheyJustDidntCare both are the same person]][[/note]] "I like you, Blake, but [[ThatCameOutWrong only when you're asleep]]!" [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] can only deliver horrified expressions.

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* In a crossover review of ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk Returns'', when [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] says to Donald Blake[[note]]in case you don't know, in the comics [[TheyJustDidntCare both are the same person]][[/note]] person[[/note]] "I like you, Blake, but [[ThatCameOutWrong only when you're asleep]]!" [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]] and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] can only deliver horrified expressions.
24th Aug '16 5:39:48 PM Blazer
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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!
10th Aug '16 5:10:09 PM Eagal
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* Used effectively by honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. If someone/a group of people is disrespecting the tomb or area around it in any way, they will break from their walk and address them directly [[NoIndoorVoice in a loud shout,]] ''"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and '''respect!'''"'' Technically it's less of a horror aspect and more of a shameful/embarrassing one, but it gets the job done just as well.

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* Used effectively by honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. If someone/a group of people is disrespecting the tomb or area around it in any way, they will break from their walk and address them directly [[NoIndoorVoice in a loud shout,]] ''"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and '''respect!'''"'' Technically it's less of a horror aspect and more of a shameful/embarrassing one, but it gets the job done just as well.'''respect!'''"'
10th Aug '16 5:09:29 PM Eagal
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* Used effectively by honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. If someone/a group of people is disrespecting the tomb or area around it in any way, they will break from their walk and address them directly [[NoIndoorVoice in a loud shout,]] ''"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and '''respect!'''"'' Technically it's less of a horror aspect and more of a shameful/embarrassing one, but it gets the job done just as well.


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* Used effectively by honor guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. If someone/a group of people is disrespecting the tomb or area around it in any way, they will break from their walk and address them directly [[NoIndoorVoice in a loud shout,]] ''"It is requested that everyone maintains a level of silence and '''respect!'''"'' Technically it's less of a horror aspect and more of a shameful/embarrassing one, but it gets the job done just as well.
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* 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.

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* Film''/TheLordOfTheRings'': ''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.



* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The survivors of the mansion's destruction are all shocked and speechless when they realize that their school has been reduced to a big pile of smoking debris.





























































































18th Jul '16 10:54:06 PM PaulA
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* The ending of ''{{Babe}}'' has the entire crowd silent after [[spoiler: watching Babe herd the sheep perfectly]]. They then erupt with a thunderous applause.

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* The ending of ''{{Babe}}'' ''Film/{{Babe}}'' has the entire crowd silent after [[spoiler: watching Babe herd the sheep perfectly]]. They then erupt with a thunderous applause.
29th Jun '16 11:34:12 AM AdelePotter
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* In their joint channel ''WebVideo/DanAndPhilGames'', while doing a playthrough of ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', Dan and Phil are both surprised (and creeped out) enough by Flowey's EvilLaugh the first time they hear it that they just sit there in silence for a good few seconds.



* 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.]]

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* 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.
16th Jun '16 4:21:18 PM nombretomado
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* A regular element of being around Mihoshi of ''TenchiMuyo''

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* A regular element of being around Mihoshi of ''TenchiMuyo''''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
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* In ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' both Team RWBY and Team JNPR suffer this when [[spoiler:Nora goes on a fourth-wall breaking rant after Pyrrha, who died at the end of Volume 3 of the main series, returns alive and well.]]
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