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14th Oct '17 4:23:30 AM StFan
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* Near the end of ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' Rincewind and Twoflower's current captor uses a spell to freeze in midair a bottle hurled towards him, arresting its momentum. Eight hours later, when the spell wears off, he happens to be standing in the same spot... (Note that in ''TCOM'' this is ''intentional''; the deity that the protagonists are speaking with specifically manipulates the laws of chance so that the bottle just happens to be in the exact place and time to hit the guard and allow them to escape.)

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* Near the end of ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Rincewind and Twoflower's current captor uses a spell to freeze in midair a bottle hurled towards him, arresting its momentum. Eight hours later, when the spell wears off, he happens to be standing in the same spot... (Note that in ''TCOM'' this is ''intentional''; the deity that the protagonists are speaking with specifically manipulates the laws of chance so that the bottle just happens to be in the exact place and time to hit the guard and allow them to escape.)



* Happens to the narrator in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'', in a way. After suffering an odd "attack" during an economics lecture he was giving followed by over five years of strange behavior, he eventually appears to return to his senses (though with no memory at all of that time)...and the first words he utters are clearly a reflexive ''continuation'' of that very interrupted lecture.

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* Happens to the narrator in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'', in a way. After suffering an odd "attack" during an economics lecture he was giving followed by over five years of strange behavior, he eventually appears to return to his senses (though with no memory at all of that time)... and the first words he utters are clearly a reflexive ''continuation'' of that very interrupted lecture.



* Happened to the [[ProjectedMan holographic Doctor]] in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' when Seven switched him off in the middle of a sentence.

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* Happened Happens to the [[ProjectedMan holographic Doctor]] in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' when Seven switched switches him off in the middle of a sentence.



--->'''Canary:''' Don't mess... (''long pause'') with that thing, it can re... ally screw... ew-ew-ew... you up!

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--->'''Canary:''' Don't mess... (''long pause'') ''[long pause]'' with that thing, it can re... ally screw... ew-ew-ew... you up!



* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** In "The Ark in Space", the Fourth Doctor attempts to talk Noah into shutting down the stack before the creature feeding off its energy is strong enough to break out, causing Noah to blast him unconscious with a stun pistol ("If you'd been down there with me, Noah, y - "). After several minutes of plot has elapsed, Sarah wakes him and he announces, "- ou wouldn't find it so amusing". He then complains he was 'cut off mid sentence! I could have been saying something important. ...I ''was'' saying something important.'

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "The Ark in Space", the Fourth Doctor attempts to talk Noah into shutting down the stack before the creature feeding off its energy is strong enough to break out, causing Noah to blast him unconscious with a stun pistol ("If you'd been down there with me, Noah, y - "). y--"). After several minutes of plot has elapsed, Sarah wakes him and he announces, "- ou "--ou wouldn't find it so amusing". He then complains he was 'cut "cut off mid sentence! mid-sentence! I could have been saying something important. ...important.... I ''was'' saying something important.'"



* The frozen Gadgetron scientist in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''. When broken free from his ice block he's still celebrating the success of his Thermanator (which froze him in the first place). "It worked! It worked!"

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'':
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The frozen Gadgetron scientist in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando''. scientist. When broken free from his ice block block, he's still celebrating the success of his Thermanator (which froze him in the first place). "It worked! It worked!"



* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode featuring Deadman, Superman gets possessed midsentence while talking about a restaurant in Smallville where "the milkshakes are so thick..." When he regains control of his body, Supe's first words are "...you have to eat them with a spoon! (''glances around'') What am I doing in Africa?" What makes the exchange even funnier is that, at the moment of possession, the first thing Deadman uses Superman's body to say is "I need your help," prompting odd glances from Batman and Wonder Woman. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbqyAtbj3Ug That's pretty thick, indeed.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode featuring Deadman, Superman gets possessed midsentence mid-sentence while talking about a restaurant in Smallville where "the milkshakes are so thick..." When he regains control of his body, Supe's first words are "...you have to eat them with a spoon! (''glances around'') What am I doing in Africa?" What makes the exchange even funnier is that, at the moment of possession, the first thing Deadman uses Superman's body to say is "I need your help," prompting odd glances from Batman and Wonder Woman. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbqyAtbj3Ug That's pretty thick, indeed.]]



* In an episode of the eighties ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' cartoon, Donatello has invented a device that will freeze a person mid action. Michaelangelo, skeptical, offers to test it out. He takes a leap into the air, and Donatello freezes him in mid jump. Donatello then tells the others that when Michaelangelo is unfrozen, he'll have no idea that any time has passed, and will probably say something like "See? I told you it wouldn't work!" Which is exactly what happens when he's unfrozen.

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* In an episode of the eighties ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' cartoon, Donatello has invented a device that will freeze a person mid action.mid-action. Michaelangelo, skeptical, offers to test it out. He takes a leap into the air, and Donatello freezes him in mid jump. Donatello then tells the others that when Michaelangelo is unfrozen, he'll have no idea that any time has passed, and will probably say something like "See? I told you it wouldn't work!" Which is exactly what happens when he's unfrozen.



6th Sep '17 9:13:16 AM Medinoc
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Often a result of TimeStandsStill. Can overlap with WakingNonSequitur and may happen with OffscreenInertia.

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Often a result of TimeStandsStill. Can overlap with WakingNonSequitur and may happen with OffscreenInertia.
OffscreenInertia. Can also be invoked with a TimeFreezeTrollingSpree.
28th Aug '17 10:15:15 AM ngh93
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* In ''Film/EllaEnchanted'', Ella is frozen mid-leap over a puddle, and when she's unfrozen she falls into the mud.

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* In ''Film/EllaEnchanted'', Ella is frozen mid-leap over a puddle, mid-leap, and when she's unfrozen she falls into and crushes the mud.barrel beneath her, drenched in wine.
31st Dec '16 8:51:17 AM MiddleEighth
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*Happens to George in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' when he's paralyzed in the library basement, having been mistaken for the aggressor. He was trying to explain that he was actually the one who saved the day, when suddenly he finds himself lying on a table upstairs. His explanation shifts into an expression of angry surprise.
**He was caught this way in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' as well, but he was just standing around when it happened, so this trope doesn't apply in that case.




23rd Nov '16 9:30:39 PM SAMAS
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* Some versions of ''FairyTale/SleepingBeauty'' have the people in the castle immediately pick up on whatever they were doing when they were put to sleep.

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Some versions In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', Beans has occasional catatonic fits. When she snaps out of ''FairyTale/SleepingBeauty'' have the people in the castle immediately pick up on them, she continues with whatever they were doing when they were put to sleep.she was saying as if nothing had happened. Sometimes it's entirely different topics, such as AlienAbduction. More specifically, she doesn't pick up where she left off, but rather continues her rant as if she wasn't "paused", but more like she was "muted".



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', Beans has occasional catatonic fits. When she snaps out of them, she continues with whatever she was saying as if nothing had happened. Sometimes it's entirely different topics, such as AlienAbduction. More specifically, she doesn't pick up where she left off, but rather continues her rant as if she wasn't "paused", but more like she was "muted".
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23rd Nov '16 9:29:20 PM SAMAS
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* Some versions of ''FairyTale/SleepingBeauty'' have the people in the castle immediately pick up on whatever they were doing when they were put to sleep.
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10th Aug '16 1:49:33 AM JackG
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** Played for BlackComedy when the Doctor has to leave Rory to take TheSlowPath guarding the Pandorica. The Doctor warns Rory about various perils, concluding with "and whatever you do, stay out of--" before he's abruptly transported away. Rory must have spent almost 2000 years wondering what the Doctor was warning him about. However the last word was only "trouble", which the audience hears when the Doctor arrives at his destination in the present day.

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** Played for BlackComedy laughs when the Doctor has to leave Rory to take TheSlowPath guarding the Pandorica. The Doctor warns Rory about various perils, concluding with "and whatever however bored you do, get, stay out of--" before he's abruptly transported away. Rory must have spent almost 2000 years wondering what the Doctor was warning him about. However the last word was only "trouble", which the audience hears when the Doctor arrives at his destination in the present day.
10th Aug '16 1:41:53 AM JackG
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' SlashFic "The Relevance of Discretion", B'Elanna Torres switches off the holographic Doctor so she can shout at Seven of Nine, who keeps switching the Doctor back on, with the Doctor demanding to know "What the--" "--hell is--" "--going--" "--on!"
10th Aug '16 1:35:51 AM JackG
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Ark in Space", the Fourth Doctor attempts to talk Noah into shutting down the stack before the creature feeding off its energy is strong enough to break out, causing Noah to blast him unconscious with a stun pistol ("If you'd been down there with me, Noah, y - "). After several minutes of plot has elapsed, Sarah wakes him and he announces, "- ou wouldn't find it so amusing". He then complains he was 'cut off mid sentence! I could have been saying something important. ...I ''was'' saying something important.'

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
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In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Ark in Space", the Fourth Doctor attempts to talk Noah into shutting down the stack before the creature feeding off its energy is strong enough to break out, causing Noah to blast him unconscious with a stun pistol ("If you'd been down there with me, Noah, y - "). After several minutes of plot has elapsed, Sarah wakes him and he announces, "- ou wouldn't find it so amusing". He then complains he was 'cut off mid sentence! I could have been saying something important. ...I ''was'' saying something important.'
** Played for BlackComedy when the Doctor has to leave Rory to take TheSlowPath guarding the Pandorica. The Doctor warns Rory about various perils, concluding with "and whatever you do, stay out of--" before he's abruptly transported away. Rory must have spent almost 2000 years wondering what the Doctor was warning him about. However the last word was only "trouble", which the audience hears when the Doctor arrives at his destination in the present day.
15th Jun '16 7:00:17 AM StFan
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* In 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when [[spoiler:Andronicus Valois, the first Storm King]] is freed from the TimeStandStill effect of Prende's Chronometric Lantern, he doesn't realize that two hundred years have gone by. For him, it was mere seconds ago that [[spoiler:Van Rijn betrayed him]].

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* In 'Webcomic/GirlGenius'', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', when [[spoiler:Andronicus Valois, the first Storm King]] is freed from the TimeStandStill effect of Prende's Chronometric Lantern, he doesn't realize that two hundred years have gone by. For him, it was mere seconds ago that [[spoiler:Van Rijn betrayed him]].
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