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21st Feb '18 8:22:40 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Lampshaded by Monster Andy when he, Monster Martha, and Monster Bill are fighting [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon.]]
-->'''Monster Andy''': Oh, right, the dinosaur. It was being so polite not attacking us while we bantered that I nearly forgot about it.
19th Feb '18 10:15:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In spite of its reputation, though, ''Dragon Ball'' has more than its share of GenreSavvy fighters who will take advantage of this tendency:

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** In spite of its reputation, though, ''Dragon Ball'' has more than its share of GenreSavvy fighters who will take advantage of this tendency:



** Averted when [[GenreSavvy Eudial]] whips out her flamethrower ''during'' Sailor Moon's Moon Spiral Heart Attack -- and successfully blocks it.

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** Averted when [[GenreSavvy Eudial]] Eudial whips out her flamethrower ''during'' Sailor Moon's Moon Spiral Heart Attack -- and successfully blocks it.
9th Feb '18 2:41:06 PM ultimomant
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** Freeza destroys Namek's core during the fight with Goku and gives the planet five minutes before it blows up. Infamously, it took ten episodes, about 3 hours of screentime, and over 300 lines of dialogue for those "five minutes" to happen. This made ''Dragon Ball Z'' a by-word for the InactionSequence. ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' mocks this by having Goku ask Feieza if he's even sure what a minute ''is''.

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** Freeza destroys Namek's core during the fight with Goku and gives the planet five minutes before it blows up. Infamously, it took ten episodes, about 3 hours of screentime, and over 300 lines of dialogue for those "five minutes" to happen. This made ''Dragon Ball Z'' a by-word for the InactionSequence. ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' mocks this by having Goku ask Feieza Freeza if he's even sure what a minute ''is''.


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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': When Barry is running around the city or in battle, he often has conversations with his MissionControl, despite the fact that with his SuperSpeed, they shouldn't have time to talk to him, or even be able to hear him.
2nd Feb '18 6:59:07 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'': Apparently, the Arkendish (satellite dish in a tabletop-fantasy world) makes talking a free action. Or maybe Charlie is lying. Talking is not a free action otherwise.
2nd Feb '18 2:53:04 PM superkeijikun
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** ZigZagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. This trope is played straight in cutscenes, but averted when conversing with [=NPCs=] outside of towns and sanctuaries; if you draw aggro from a monster and they attack you in mid-conversation, the conversation will be cancelled and you'll need to start the dialogue over after dealing with the monster.


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* ZigZagged in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Unlike in previous games, conversing with [=NPCs=] does not pause the game, and if you and the people you are talking to are attacked, the conversation will be cut short. Hacking and lockpicking, on the other hand, pauses the action.
2nd Feb '18 2:47:48 PM superkeijikun
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'': outside of scripted events that place xenomorphs elsewhere, you are very much liable to get killed while talking with someone or using a computer.
27th Jan '18 7:59:55 PM Prometheus117
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** The first half of the Soifon-Vega fight started out well, but eventually lapsed into this trope -- as the fighters {{lampshade|hanging}} the trope and spend all their time talking about how they ''don't'' do this.
** Some fighters have been known to {{def|iedtrope}}y this trope and attack their opponents in the middle of their exposition. Ichigo did this to Ishida on two separate occasions, and Love did this to his only ally Visored Rose to get him to shut up and focus on the battle. The BigBad of the Soul Society arc is impervious to this, though; he just {{No Sell}}s the attempt and continues talking.

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** The first half of the Soifon-Vega fight started out well, but eventually lapsed into this trope -- as the fighters {{lampshade|hanging}} the trope and spend all their time talking about how they ''don't'' do this.
this. However, Soifon then states near the end that she ''intentionally'' did this to drag out the fight and test the Arrancar's mettle, and when Vega tries to push his luck [[TransformationIsAFreeAction with the sister trope]], Soifon proceeds to two-shot him and helpfully explains what she did to him before he dies.
** Some fighters have been known to {{def|iedtrope}}y this trope and attack their opponents in the middle of their exposition. Ichigo did this to Ishida on two separate occasions, and Love did this to his only ally Visored Rose to get him to shut up and focus on the battle. The BigBad of the Soul Society arc Old [[BigBad Aizen]] is impervious to this, though; he just {{No Sell}}s the attempt (occasionally cutting down whoever tried to interrupt him) and continues talking.
27th Jan '18 2:43:27 AM Kalibre
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%%* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''. It is used to add more drama during fights.
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%%* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''. It is used to add more drama
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the bouts of ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' took place in real time, every single character would have been counted out. Oftentimes the flow of time is shown slowing down for dramatic effect, but even when the characters are speaking normally it feels like the ten-count takes ages.
15th Jan '18 6:41:55 PM BattleMaster
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* This is the only way Jon-Tom's magic could possibly work in the ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novels. He's got to sing while playing an instrument, and it usually takes an entire song in order to cast a spell. And he can cast spells while in a melee fight without getting attacked.
3rd Jan '18 2:57:46 PM Scorntex
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* Spoofed in ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' when Angel Summoner and the BMX Bandit have a back-and-forth as the latter makes a long and seemingly impossible jump on his BMX. It's this fact that clues the BMX Bandit in that, contrary to his previous agreement, Angel Summoner has in fact summoned a bunch of angels.
-->'''BMX Bandit:''' What's impressive is that we're able to have this [[LampshadeHanging quite long]] conversation while I'm still airborne.
-->'''Angel Summoner:''' It's a real testament to your BMX skills.
-->'''BMX Bandit:''' It is, especially since this is the longest conversation I, or anyone else, has been able to have while flying unai... ded... Oh, I get it. You ''shit!''
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