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8th Jun '18 2:10:36 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* Many manga translations include footnotes with translations of posters, flags and the like. That's fine. Sometimes they only translate it once (be it the first appearance or in special notes at the end of the volume), but sometimes they translate it more than once. That might be alright if the last note was 100 pages away. However, some translators (I'm looking at you, Glénat) [[FootnoteFever put notes EVERY time said poster/flag/whatever pops up]], '''even if they're on facing pages'''. So you see the footnote, look at the left page, and see the ''exact same note''.

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* Many manga translations include footnotes with translations of posters, flags and the like. That's fine. Sometimes they only translate it once (be it the first appearance or in special notes at the end of the volume), but sometimes they translate it more than once. That might be alright if the last note was 100 pages away. However, some translators (I'm looking at you, (Such as Glénat) [[FootnoteFever put notes EVERY time said poster/flag/whatever pops up]], '''even if they're on facing pages'''. So you see the footnote, look at the left page, and see the ''exact same note''.


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* In the second half of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'''s second season, every single episode reintroduces every character with BossSubtitles stating their names and Quirks, because in the span of a week between each episode [[SarcasmMode anyone would forget every single character's name]].
6th Jun '18 11:40:07 AM TommyR01D
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**This is parodied mercilessly in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFtl2XXnUc The Giftshop Sketch]] by Mitchell & Webb.
7th May '18 12:55:12 AM CheeseDogX
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* On the subject of wizards named Harry, the early ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books were pretty bad about this. Rowling liked to remind readers of pretty much anything important that happened in earlier books. Even things like mentioning that Harry is going to school to become a wizard. Arguably the most awkward example was when one of Harry's textbooks reminded him of what a Muggle is. By the fourth book, this had tapered down, and it stopped completely around the fifth book.
30th Apr '18 10:17:09 PM Mickoonsley19
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* The entirety of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. The show treats the viewers as if they have the memories of a goldfish and repeats a phrase so often that if you're older than a toddler and are not allowed to change the channel for whatever reason, you'd be wishing that someone take out a gun and put you out of your misery after watching a few minutes into the show. Unless you're [[WatchItStoned high on something]]. Justified, because the target audience really does have the attention span of a goldfish, and you shouldn't be watching it if you're older than five. That would be AttentionDeficitOohShiny tho. All the repetition in the world will not be able to help there since it's a different trope altogether. It's shown that keeping the child attracted via interactivity (i.e. no fourth wall) helps more, but then Dora actually has ''both''. This still happens a few times in the more "mature" version of the show, ''WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls''.

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* The entirety of ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''. The show treats the viewers as if they have the memories of a goldfish and repeats a phrase so often that if you're older than a toddler and are not allowed to change the channel for whatever reason, you'd be wishing that someone take out a gun and put you out of your misery after watching a few minutes into the show. Unless you're [[WatchItStoned high on something]]. Justified, because the target audience really does have the attention span of a goldfish, and you shouldn't be watching it if you're older than five. That would be AttentionDeficitOohShiny tho.though. All the repetition in the world will not be able to help there since it's a different trope altogether. It's shown that keeping the child attracted via interactivity (i.e. no fourth wall) helps more, but then Dora actually has ''both''. This still happens a few times in the more "mature" version of the show, ''WesternAnimation/DorasExplorerGirls''.
14th Mar '18 10:03:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* If you watch any given episode of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', you'll quickly cotton on to the fact that [[ItWasHisSled Racer X IS Speed's brother!]] Given that the narration excitedly reveals this plot point every single chance it gets, it's impossible not to know this within minutes of watching.
10th Jan '18 3:52:06 AM KBABZ
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastGuardian'', like ''Rise of the Tomb Raider'' above, also keeps the contextual control tips throughout the entire length of the game. [[TropesAreTools They're actually somewhat helpful]] because the game's controls are [[DamnYouMuscleMemory rather unorthodox]], but of course the better solution would have been to not have confusing controls in the first place!
29th Sep '17 9:53:49 AM TheCuza
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* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTombRaider'''s tutorial messages ''never'' let up. You could be in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon and the game will still refuse to believe that your dumb goldfish ass can remember what button makes arrows on your own. You learn how to make arrows in the very first area, by the way.
13th Sep '17 11:02:01 AM TheSinful
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*** Mocked to hell and back in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' where multiple characters insist no one knows what Pot of Greed does.
27th Aug '17 10:18:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico''. After the hero crashes his airship, he recounts how he crashed his airship, then goes into a flashback of the events of getting to the airship and the dialogue around it, which happened ''a minute ago''. Additionally, when they run into the airship bay, he exclaims "This... is the airship!" as though he's surprised to find it there. Maybe it's the hero who's a goldfish...
* ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' has a couple of series of flashbacks that end with one of these. Particularly egregious [[spoiler: when Cocona tells you to Dive into her to stop [[AssimilationPlot Hibernation]], causing a series of flashbacks that end with one of Cocona telling you to Dive into her to stop Hibernation causing a series of flashbacks... Justified though, as you're watching the remains of her memories as her mind is slowly being erased.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico''.''VideoGame/ExaPico'':
** ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia''.
After the hero crashes his airship, he recounts how he crashed his airship, then goes into a flashback of the events of getting to the airship and the dialogue around it, which happened ''a minute ago''. Additionally, when they run into the airship bay, he exclaims "This... is the airship!" as though he's surprised to find it there. Maybe it's the hero who's a goldfish...
* ** ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoIIMelodyOfMetafalica'' has a couple of series of flashbacks that end with one of these. Particularly egregious [[spoiler: when Cocona tells you to Dive into her to stop [[AssimilationPlot Hibernation]], causing a series of flashbacks that end with one of Cocona telling you to Dive into her to stop Hibernation causing a series of flashbacks... Justified though, as you're watching the remains of her memories as her mind is slowly being erased.]]
22nd Aug '17 1:44:40 PM rjd1922
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Sort of like how executives think viewers are stupid, they also think you have [[ForgetfulJones the memory of a goldfish]], which, according to an incorrect urban legend, lasts about three seconds[[note]]real life goldfish have been proven to have longer memory; a study concluded a maximum limit of seven months. And, if you don't buy that, it's also been [[Series/MythBusters busted]][[/note]]. Because remembering what happens over the course of a ''whole thirty minutes'' or, god forbid, ''an hour'', is too difficult for [[ThisLoserIsYou your general media consumer,]] there is a handy little device called a {{Flashback}} that can be used to rewind, oh, five minutes or so to say, "Hey! This just happened, moron!" [[note]][[AdBreakDoubleTake It may also be the case that a viewer has tuned in partway through the program or series, and therefore has no memory of what happened even moments earlier.]][[/note]] It may also come from an ancient survey that stated that [[WeAllLiveInAmerica Americans]] change the channel 20 times every minute on average.[[note]]Though even if that is true, for the entertainment industry to base this whole trope around it only proves that they [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics have no idea how to properly interpret statistics]].[[/note]]

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Sort of like how how executives think viewers are stupid, ViewersAreMorons, they also think you have [[ForgetfulJones the memory of a goldfish]], which, according to an incorrect urban legend, lasts about three seconds[[note]]real life goldfish have been proven to have longer memory; a study concluded a maximum limit of seven months. And, if you don't buy that, it's also been [[Series/MythBusters busted]][[/note]]. Because remembering what happens over the course of a ''whole thirty minutes'' or, god forbid, ''an hour'', is too difficult for [[ThisLoserIsYou your general media consumer,]] there is a handy little device called a {{Flashback}} that can be used to rewind, oh, five minutes or so to say, "Hey! This just happened, moron!" [[note]][[AdBreakDoubleTake It may also be the case that a viewer has tuned in partway through the program or series, and therefore has no memory of what happened even moments earlier.]][[/note]] It may also come from an ancient survey that stated that [[WeAllLiveInAmerica Americans]] change the channel 20 times every minute on average.[[note]]Though even if that is true, for the entertainment industry to base this whole trope around it only proves that they [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics have no idea how to properly interpret statistics]].[[/note]]
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