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29th Jun '17 5:04:23 AM tocattanfugue
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* Manga/WorldTrigger had fun with this trope. When [[ChildSoldier Miwa and Yoneya]] fought against an enemy, they started to talk to the enemy when the fight was stuck in a stalemate. The enemy lampshaded that talking to enemy mid-fight was foolish. Cue both sides incapacitating each other mid-talk. Turns out that both sides used the talk just to earn a few seconds to set up sneak attacks.
26th Jun '17 10:58:56 AM magmablock
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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is reduced to five seconds]].

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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is initially reduced to five seconds]].
26th Jun '17 10:58:12 AM magmablock
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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts five to nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is reduced to five seconds]].

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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts five to nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is reduced to five seconds]].
26th Jun '17 10:57:56 AM magmablock
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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is reduced to five seconds]].

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** Although [[spoiler:Dio's time-freezing ability]] explicitly only lasts five to nine seconds, it can easily turn into nearly a minute of gloating. The 2015 'adaptation of ''Stardust Crusaders'' does the same, even when [[spoiler:the limit is reduced to five seconds]].
19th Jun '17 5:15:19 PM ZombieAladdin
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** As Jonathan and Dio are falling down the chimney shaft, the two of them exchange insults and boasts for a good five minutes in the anime, even though exterior shots of the mansion show the chimney can't possibly be taller than 40 meters or so.
18th Jun '17 5:11:45 PM AnotherGamer
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* Parodied in ''[[WebAnimation/StarWreck Star Wrek: In the Pirkining]]''. The film's parody version of John Sheridan spends so long making a dramatic speech to his enemies that they plan their attack and open fire before he finishes, and he goes on for another minute before he notices this.

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* Parodied in ''[[WebAnimation/StarWreck Star Wrek: Wreck: In the Pirkining]]''. The film's parody version of John Sheridan spends so long making a dramatic speech to his enemies that they plan their attack and open fire before he finishes, and he goes on for another minute before he notices this.
17th Jun '17 7:17:28 PM eowynjedi
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** In "By Any Other Name", as the Enterprise approaches the Energy Barrier, Kirk records a log detailing a plan to defeat the Kelvans -- while the Kelvans are on the Bridge with him.

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** In "By Any Other Name", as the Enterprise approaches the Energy Barrier, Kirk records a log detailing a plan to defeat the Kelvans -- while the Kelvans are on the Bridge with him. In "The Armageddon Game," Scotty (temporarily in command) is actually shown narrating the log in front of everyone.


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** In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Julian falls foul of this ''not'' working during a holonovel when Odo pops in to ask for some advice... which gives O'Brien, playing the villain, time to sneak up on him with both an in-character quip and a casual "Hi, Odo!" Julian protests to no avail.
15th Jun '17 11:07:35 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/AnyoneCanWhistle'' has one JustForFun/{{egregious}} instance of this: Fay sings "There Won't Be Trumpets" while on the run from the local authorities, who abruptly freeze in mid-pursuit as the lights go down for the song.
15th Jun '17 7:52:54 AM Zaptech
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', when Qrow is confronting Tyrian and the two are bantering, Tyrian abruptly cuts off one of Qrow's taunts by suddenly charging him. Later on, when Qrow rescues Ruby from a falling beam, the two pause to look at each other, and Qrow flashes ruby a reassuring smile... only for [[spoiler: Tyrian to interrupt it by stabbing him with his scorpion tail]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Late in Volume 3, while [[spoiler: the Grimm are invading Beacon Academy]], Weiss and Blake have time to stop and watch the entire thing happening and comment on how terrible it is, before making a quick phone call and ''then'' summoning their weapons to get into the fight.
** It gets horrifically subverted in the next episode when Roman Torchwick is making an angry, grandiose MotiveRant at a battered Ruby while they're surrounded by hundreds of Grimm. After several scenes where he's been making speeches and rants at her, and then beating the crap out of her, he starts telling her how, unlike idealistic Huntsmen, he stays alive by being a liar, a cheater, a thief, and [[spoiler: then he gets eaten by one of the Grimm with zero warning]].
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In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Volume 4, this get subverted when Qrow is confronting Tyrian and the Tyrian. The two are bantering, and then Tyrian abruptly cuts off one of Qrow's taunts by suddenly charging him.him mid-sentence. Later on, when Qrow rescues Ruby from a falling beam, the two pause to look at each other, and Qrow flashes ruby a reassuring smile... only for [[spoiler: Tyrian to interrupt it by stabbing him with his scorpion tail]].
15th Jun '17 7:42:14 AM Zaptech
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', when Qrow is confronting Tyrian and the two are bantering, Tyrian abruptly cuts off one of Qrow's taunts by suddenly charging him. Later on, when Qrow rescues Ruby from a falling beam, the two pause to look at each other, and Qrow flashes ruby a reassuring smile... only for [[spoiler: Tyrian to interrupt it by stabbing him with his scorpion tail]].
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