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28th Dec '17 4:55:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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When captions are used to represent the thoughts of different characters, it becomes an issue to indicate to which character the thoughts belong. Measures often taken to do so usually involve using different [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} fonts]], different caption colors, or even different font colors. Said colors generally [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience match]] the costume or personality of whoever is using them.

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When captions are used to represent the thoughts of different characters, it becomes an issue to indicate to which character the thoughts belong. Measures often taken to do so usually involve using different [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} fonts]], different caption colors, or even different font colors. Said colors that generally [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience match]] the costume or personality of whoever is using them.
19th Oct '17 8:23:33 AM WolfMattGrey
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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' #7-9 (vol. 1) has ''three'' boxes: a light yellow one for Silhouette, a light blue one for ComicBook/ThePunisher and a yellow one with a white outline for Speedball. All of them are prominents characters of this arc. Note that Speedball's box matches the depiction of his superpower-altered voice.

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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' #7-9 (vol. 1) has ''three'' boxes: a light yellow one for Silhouette, a light blue one for ComicBook/ThePunisher and a yellow one with a white outline for Speedball. All of them are prominents prominent characters of this arc. Note that Speedball's box matches the depiction of his superpower-altered voice.
19th Oct '17 8:22:30 AM WolfMattGrey
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When captions are used to represent the thoughts of different characters, it becomes an issue to indicate to which character the thoughts belong. Measures often taken to do so usually involve using different [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} fonts]] for different characters, different caption colors for different characters, or different font colors for different characters.

Not to be confused with when a character's writing (e.g., [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach's]] journal) is represented in a caption or captions that don't represent thoughts.

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When captions are used to represent the thoughts of different characters, it becomes an issue to indicate to which character the thoughts belong. Measures often taken to do so usually involve using different [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} fonts]] for different characters, fonts]], different caption colors for different characters, colors, or even different font colors. Said colors for different characters.

generally [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience match]] the costume or personality of whoever is using them.

Not to be confused with when a character's writing (e.g., [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach's]] journal) is represented by a caption, or when a character's dialogue takes place in a caption or captions that don't represent thoughts.
(most commonly used for flashbacks).



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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.



* Madrox in ''ComicBook/XFactor'', who currently sees himself as a FilmNoir detective rather than a superhero, and therefore has a PrivateEyeMonologue.

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* Madrox in ''ComicBook/XFactor'', who currently ''ComicBook/XFactor2006'' sees himself as a FilmNoir detective rather than a superhero, and therefore has a slips into PrivateEyeMonologue.




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* ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' #7-9 (vol. 1) has ''three'' boxes: a light yellow one for Silhouette, a light blue one for ComicBook/ThePunisher and a yellow one with a white outline for Speedball. All of them are prominents characters of this arc. Note that Speedball's box matches the depiction of his superpower-altered voice.
25th Sep '17 9:28:24 PM PaulA
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Creator/ScottMcCloud said it best in ''[[ComicBook/UnderstandingComics Making Comics]]'':

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Creator/ScottMcCloud said it best in ''[[ComicBook/UnderstandingComics Making Comics]]'':''ComicBook/MakingComics'':



* Scott [=McCloud=]'s ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' uses this sparingly, namely in the early part of the series (viz., the opening monologue) and the later part (the characters' escapist monologues).
** In ''Making Comics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses Thought Captions versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).

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* Scott [=McCloud=]'s [=McCloud=]:
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''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' uses this sparingly, namely in the early part of the series (viz., the opening monologue) and the later part (the characters' escapist monologues).
** In ''Making Comics'', ''ComicBook/MakingComics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses Thought Captions versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).
25th Jul '17 12:07:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.
25th Jul '17 12:07:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* Scott [=McCloud=]'s ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' uses this sparingly, namely in the early part of the series (viz., the opening monologue) and the later part (the characters' escapist monologues).
** In ''Making Comics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses Thought Captions versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).

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* Scott [=McCloud=]'s ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' uses this sparingly, namely in the early part of the series (viz., the opening monologue) and the later part (the characters' escapist monologues).
monologues).
** In ''Making Comics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses Thought Captions versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).

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5th Feb '17 7:41:28 PM Jacob175
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** The ''[[Comicbook/{{Doom}} Doom Comic]]'' employs this both as a narration device and to represent the protagonist's thoughts.

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** * The ''[[Comicbook/{{Doom}} Doom Comic]]'' employs this both as a narration device and to represent the protagonist's thoughts.
thoughts. The odd one out is "Scant seconds later...", which either isn't a thought, or indicates Doomguy's mind is even weirder than previously thought.



* The third Flash is notable in that his CatchPhrase[=/=]BadassCreed usually only appeared in the Thought Captions. "I'm Wally West. They call me TheFlash. And I'm [[SuperSpeed the fastest man alive]]. "

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* The third Flash is notable in that his CatchPhrase[=/=]BadassCreed usually only appeared in the Thought Captions. "I'm Wally West. They call me TheFlash.Franchise/TheFlash. And I'm [[SuperSpeed the fastest man alive]]. "



** In ''Making Comics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses [[ThoughtCaption Thought Captions]] versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).

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** In ''Making Comics'', [=McCloud=] points out this trope and discusses [[ThoughtCaption Thought Captions]] Captions versus thought bubbles at length (see the quote above).



* {{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.

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* {{Deadpool}}.SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. In fact, he currently has ''two'': one "normal" (yellow, with handwritten text, like his speech bubbles) and one more rational (white, with typewriter-like text), which dialogue between themselves as much (or even more, DependingOnTheWriter) as they do with 'Pool. It is hinted that each of them represents one of his brain's hemispheres, as seen in a ''Comicbook/DarkReign'' story involving him fighting Bullseye-as-Hawkeye: he has an arrow stuck in his head that does not let him think straight. When he removes it, his yellow boxes come back normally, but his white box blabs incoherently for a while.



* ''Comicbook/{{Doom}}'': All captions reflect Doomguy's thoughts. The odd one out is "Scant seconds later...", which either isn't a thought, or indicates Doomguy's mind is even weirder than previously thought.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Doom}}'': All captions reflect Doomguy's thoughts. The odd one out is "Scant seconds later...", which either isn't a thought, or indicates Doomguy's mind is even weirder than previously thought.



* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' employs this in a few instances with an [[InnerMonologue internal monologue]] from Johnny and [[spoiler:Johnny's [[strike:final]] soliloquy (before he says it aloud).]]

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* ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' employs this in a few instances with an [[InnerMonologue internal monologue]] from Johnny and [[spoiler:Johnny's [[strike:final]] soliloquy (before he says it aloud).]]



* Used throughout Craig Thompson's ''{{Blankets}}'' to draw biblical parallels from events in his life.

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* Used throughout Craig Thompson's ''{{Blankets}}'' ''Blankets'' to draw biblical parallels from events in his life.
20th Jul '16 2:42:45 AM Medinoc
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* ''Comicbook/{{Doom}}'': All captions reflect Doomguy's thoughts. The odd one out is "Scant seconds later...", which either isn't a thought, or indicates Doomguy's mind is even weirder than previously thought.
13th Dec '15 7:50:43 PM nombretomado
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* Madrox in ''XFactor'', who currently sees himself as a FilmNoir detective rather than a superhero, and therefore has a PrivateEyeMonologue.

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* Madrox in ''XFactor'', ''ComicBook/XFactor'', who currently sees himself as a FilmNoir detective rather than a superhero, and therefore has a PrivateEyeMonologue.
8th Oct '15 4:20:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' employs this in a few instances with an [[InnerMonologue internal monologue]] from Johnny and [[spoiler:Johnny's [[strike:final]] soliloquy (before he says it aloud).]]

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* ''JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' employs this in a few instances with an [[InnerMonologue internal monologue]] from Johnny and [[spoiler:Johnny's [[strike:final]] soliloquy (before he says it aloud).]]
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