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17th May '16 10:22:50 AM AgProv
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** LampShaded in Terry Pratchett's novel of the opera, ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}, in the length of time it takes the villain to die onstage.
11th May '16 9:03:05 PM erazor0707
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* ''Fanfic/SoulEaterTroubledSouls'':
** [[StarterVillain The Brother and Sister of the Gemini]] just stand there and watch as Maka, Soul, Caius, and Claudia settle on using Chain Resonance. Itís somewhat mitigated by the fact that the Brother said itís better to counter their attack and kill them in the ensuing chaos, but stillÖ
** Happens again with they confront Project Omega in Venice. The thing justÖ stops advancing and decides to listen to everything like itís watching a soap opera. This is lessened by the fact Project Omega was just in a [[FlawedPrototype prototypical state]], but realistically, it had them dead to rights.
8th May '16 9:46:06 AM tocattanfugue
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* Mostly averted in ''Manga/WorldTrigger''.Conversations between enemies mid battles are rare and are usually done to deceive, distract, or stall for time.
19th Apr '16 7:16:46 PM merotoker
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-->'''Akihiro:''' ''(With a confused look complete with sweatdrop)'' [[Main/CombatPragmatist I'm allowed to shoot, right?]]

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-->'''Akihiro:''' ''(With a confused look complete with sweatdrop)'' [[Main/CombatPragmatist [[CombatPragmatist I'm allowed to shoot, right?]]



** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]

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** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed cost her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]



* The subversion is a plot point in ''BlazingTransferStudent''. The delinquent villain wins every fight because he can call his attack, "Insect Punch" faster than his opponents (who have elaborate names for their attacks) thus allowing him to get in his strike first. You're apparently not allowed to actually do the attack before you say it. [[spoiler:He is defeated in the end when the {{Love Interest|s}} convinces him to adopt an extremely long-named attack, allowing the protagonist enough time to pronounce his own attack and do it]]. Note that these are normal Japanese students without superpowers or anything like that.

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* The subversion is a plot point in ''BlazingTransferStudent''. The delinquent villain wins every fight because he can call his attack, "Insect Punch" faster than his opponents (who have elaborate names for their attacks) thus allowing him to get in his strike first. You're apparently not allowed to actually do the attack before you say it. [[spoiler:He is defeated in the end when the {{Love Interest|s}} convinces him to adopt an extremely long-named attack, allowing the protagonist enough time to pronounce his own attack and do it]]. it.]] Note that these are normal Japanese students without superpowers or anything like that.



** Averted for laughs in [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Super S]], when Cere Cere summons a MonsterOfTheWeek named Toge Toge Jo. While Toge Toge Jo is arguing with Cere Cere, Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon then attack Toge Toge Jo and defeat her, The "defeated monster" screen then shows with Toge Toge Jo saying, "I haven't even ''DONE'' anything!"
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'''s adaptations, especially the original 1994 anime, characters spend time monologuing so much half of the field seems twice as long as it should be. The newer adaptations use slow motions and abridged matches, which causes another problem where everbody is capable of thinking illogically fast.

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** Averted for laughs in [[Anime/SailorMoon ''[[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Super S]], S]]'', when Cere Cere summons a MonsterOfTheWeek named Toge Toge Jo. While Toge Toge Jo is arguing with Cere Cere, Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon then attack Toge Toge Jo and defeat her, The "defeated monster" screen then shows with Toge Toge Jo saying, "I haven't even ''DONE'' anything!"
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'''s adaptations, especially the original 1994 anime, characters spend time monologuing so much half of the field seems twice as long as it should be. The newer adaptations use slow motions and abridged matches, which causes another problem where everbody everybody is capable of thinking illogically fast.



* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' has a reputation for having panels over half-full of him talking. Justified artistically during action scenes when Spidey is drawn in 3 or 4 different places in the same panel to highlight the maneuver of him leaping from one spot to the next, using his agility and witty banter to annoy the hell out of the enemy, who is drawn in a still shot in the same panel.

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* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' has a reputation for having panels over half-full of him talking. Justified artistically during action scenes when Spidey is drawn in 3 or 4 different places in the same panel to highlight the maneuver of him leaping from one spot to the next, using his agility and witty banter to annoy the hell out of the enemy, who is drawn in a still shot in the same panel.



* Occurs in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', most notably in the climactic fight, where [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] manages to get in an entire JustBetweenYouAndMe {{Monologu|ing}}e revealing all the twists and turns of the mystery plot while dodging attacks by Rorschach and Nite Owl using a dinner plate and fork... without even interrupting his dinner!

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* Occurs in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', most notably in the climactic fight, where [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] manages to get in an entire JustBetweenYouAndMe {{Monologu|ing}}e [[EvilGloating Monologue]] revealing all the twists and turns of the mystery plot while dodging attacks by Rorschach and Nite Owl using a dinner plate and fork... without even interrupting his dinner!



-->'''Syndrome:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "You sly dog, you got me]] {{monologuing}}!"

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-->'''Syndrome:''' [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy "You sly dog, you got me]] {{monologuing}}!"[[EvilGloating monologuing]]!"



** Averted again [[spoiler: when Loki begins to give a dramatic monologue, the Hulk, well, smashes.]]

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** Averted again [[spoiler: when Loki begins to give a dramatic monologue, the Hulk, well, smashes.]]smashes]].



* Averted in HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse when ThePollyanna April has a moment of enlightenment and starts philosophizing while Duff and Lucas yell at her to shut up and help them fight off the zombie horde.

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* Averted in HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse Literature/HowToSurviveAZombieApocalypse when ThePollyanna April has a moment of enlightenment and starts philosophizing while Duff and Lucas yell at her to shut up and help them fight off the zombie horde.



* Mocked by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' whenever an egregious example appears, with the riff "Oh, he got away" or "Oh, he's dead now" being uttered because the hero or villain [[{{Monologuing}} monologued]] too long.

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* Mocked by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' whenever an egregious example appears, with the riff "Oh, he got away" or "Oh, he's dead now" being uttered because the hero or villain [[{{Monologuing}} [[EvilGloating monologued]] too long.



* ''Podcast/CriticalHit'', a real play DungeonsAndDragons podcast, follows the TropeNamer as per the game rules. The characters do not usually abuse it in combat and restrict themselves to a few short sentences. The [[InAndOutOfCharacter players]], however, are another matter, with quips, pop-culture references and tactics discussions spanning the majority of combat time.

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* ''Podcast/CriticalHit'', a real play DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' podcast, follows the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} as per the game rules. The characters do not usually abuse it in combat and restrict themselves to a few short sentences. The [[InAndOutOfCharacter players]], however, are another matter, with quips, pop-culture references and tactics discussions spanning the majority of combat time.



** Averted in one [[GuideDangIt hair-pulling instance]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. In order to get the InfinityPlusOneSword you have to make it to a certain area near the end of the game before someone else does. If they reach it first, all you find is a note about the sword. The time limit for reaching it? 12 hours. Seems normal, right? Except that it's 12 hours of play time, the area is near the END of the game, and the timer starts from the moment you hit New Game, including every single conversation, battle, and yes, cutscene you've ever seen. You have to pull a SpeedRun to get the sword. This can be mitigated by the fact that FMVs are skipped if you open the console's disc cover, but this is impossible if playing a digital version of the game, such as the one available for download on the PS3. The only saving grace is that you can pause at pretty much any time except when an FMV is running and, unlike some ''Final Fantasy'' titles, pausing the game ''will'' stop the clock.

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** Averted in one [[GuideDangIt hair-pulling instance]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. In order to get the InfinityPlusOneSword you have to make it to a certain area near the end of the game before someone else does. If they reach it first, all you find is a note about the sword. The time limit for reaching it? 12 hours. Seems normal, right? Except that it's 12 hours of play time, the area is near the END of the game, and the timer starts from the moment you hit New Game, including every single conversation, battle, and yes, cutscene you've ever seen. You have to pull a SpeedRun to get the sword. This can be mitigated by the fact that FMVs [=FMVs=] are skipped if you open the console's disc cover, but this is impossible if playing a digital version of the game, such as the one available for download on the PS3.UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation3}}S3. The only saving grace is that you can pause at pretty much any time except when an FMV is running and, unlike some ''Final Fantasy'' titles, pausing the game ''will'' stop the clock.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'': The player can attack bosses while they're still talking.
** In the [[UpdatedRerelease GBA remake]], doing this has one of the greatest effects on your character's [[GuideDangIt invisible]] KarmaMeter, and the bosses will lament the interruption with lines like, "[[LampshadeHanging You can't do that!]]"

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'': The player can attack bosses while they're still talking.
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talking. In the [[UpdatedRerelease GBA remake]], doing this has one of the greatest effects on your character's [[GuideDangIt invisible]] KarmaMeter, and the bosses will lament the interruption with lines like, "[[LampshadeHanging You can't do that!]]"



** In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], however, [[spoiler: Meredith only [[VillainousBreakdown monologues]] during an attack that temporarily stuns everyone in your party--except Aveline who, if she has the Indomitable ability, is immune and can continue whaling away on her.]]

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** In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], however, [[spoiler: Meredith only [[VillainousBreakdown monologues]] during an attack that temporarily stuns everyone in your party--except Aveline who, if she has the Indomitable ability, is immune and can continue whaling away on her.]]her]].



* One of Joseph's moves in ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is a counter taunt that, if triggered, has him stop everything to [[HeyThatsMyLine guess what his opponent is going to say.]] [[ParrotExposition In a amusingly odd way]], the target only gasps in surprise after fully saying their (sometimes rather long) expected catchphrase.

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* One of Joseph's moves in ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is a counter taunt that, if triggered, has him stop everything to [[HeyThatsMyLine guess what his opponent is going to say.]] [[ParrotExposition In a amusingly odd way]], the target only gasps in surprise after fully saying their (sometimes rather long) expected catchphrase.



--> 1335. I can not filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time.

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--> 1335. I can not cannot filibuster in the middle of my dying speech to buy the cleric more time.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', this occurs whenever the family is watching a CoincidentalBroadcast: They all briefly stop to have a conversation regarding the report, spew pop culture reference jokes, bring up past adventures related to it, etc. then when they finally get back to watching, the report is exactly where they left off, almost as if the world stopped just for their conversation. Naturally, its been {{lampshade|Hanging}}d a few times.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', this ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** This
occurs whenever the family is watching a CoincidentalBroadcast: They all briefly stop to have a conversation regarding the report, spew pop culture reference jokes, bring up past adventures related to it, etc. then when they finally get back to watching, the report is exactly where they left off, almost as if the world stopped just for their conversation. Naturally, its been {{lampshade|Hanging}}d a few times.
6th Apr '16 3:02:15 AM captainpat
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** Although opponents who thing Midnighter's [[AwesomenessByAnalysis lengthy]] BadassBoast leaves him open to attack are in for a serious disappointment: He paralyzes them, then finishes his speech, [[SociopathicHero then kills them.]]

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** Although opponents who thing think Midnighter's [[AwesomenessByAnalysis lengthy]] BadassBoast leaves him open to attack are in for a serious disappointment: He paralyzes them, then finishes his speech, [[SociopathicHero then kills them.]]
23rd Mar '16 10:25:06 PM Mhazard
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*** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]

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*** ** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]
23rd Mar '16 10:24:07 PM Mhazard
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** Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' thought this was the case and she often introduces her squad in a LargeHam, it takes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sekiULIxM a shot from Akihiro]] just to [[RealityEnsue remind her]] this is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' the case.

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** Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' thought this was the case and she often introduces her squad in a LargeHam, it takes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sekiULIxM a shot from Akihiro]] just to [[RealityEnsue [[RealityEnsues remind her]] this is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' the case.
23rd Mar '16 10:23:46 PM Mhazard
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* Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' thought this was the case and she often introduces her squad in a LargeHam, it takes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sekiULIxM a shot from Akihiro]] just to remind her this is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' the case.

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* ** Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' thought this was the case and she often introduces her squad in a LargeHam, it takes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16sekiULIxM a shot from Akihiro]] just to [[RealityEnsue remind her her]] this is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' the case.



** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]

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** *** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]
20th Mar '16 3:09:20 PM ultimomant
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* Played straight, reconstructed, and averted in FanFic/ANewOrder. Anime/SailorMoon occasionally indulges in her InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches, but she's been attacked in the middle of a few of them, and consequently sometimes skips the speech, or uses it to stall and distract.

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* Played straight, reconstructed, and averted in FanFic/ANewOrder.''FanFic/ANewOrder''. Anime/SailorMoon occasionally indulges in her InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches, but she's been attacked in the middle of a few of them, and consequently sometimes skips the speech, or uses it to stall and distract.



* In ''Fanfic/OpeningDangerousGates'', Lucy, Natsu, and their friends often end up getting into arguments, leaving their opponents staring at them confused. A few do attack them while they are arguing.



* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2008}}'':

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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2008}}'':Avengers|2012}}'':
13th Mar '16 11:05:38 PM Mhazard
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** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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** And her squadrons ''still'' haven't learnt the lesson yet when they're [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npi7r_CAoQk dueling Mikazuki]], who's going for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. [[spoiler: It costed her life to learn the lesson after being defeated for ''[[TooDumbToLive three times]]''.]]
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