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6th Aug '16 12:34:12 PM ACW
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* Used in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=157302 this]] ''EverydayHeroes'' strip.

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* Used in [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=157302 this]] ''EverydayHeroes'' ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' strip.
2nd Aug '16 12:20:22 PM petersohn
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* Amazingly enough, Creator/WilliamShakespeare [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples used a variant of this]] in Sonnet 126 - the last two lines of the sonnet consist of empty parentheses. Not necessarily Shakespeare himself, since there are questions whether he had a hand in publishing them. There is a good chance they're just an editor's indication that the sonnet is unfinished.

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* Amazingly enough, Creator/WilliamShakespeare used [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples used a variant of this]] in Sonnet 126 - the last two lines of the sonnet consist of empty parentheses. Not necessarily Shakespeare himself, since there are questions whether he had a hand in publishing them. There is a good chance they're just an editor's indication that the sonnet is unfinished.
2nd Aug '16 12:19:07 PM petersohn
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Added DiffLines:

** There are also [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0138.html empty speech bubbles]] to show that one character cannot hear the other.
19th Jul '16 3:53:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Employed [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040827.html here]] in ''CornerAlley13''.

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* Employed [[http://corneralley.comicgenesis.com/d/20040827.html here]] in ''CornerAlley13''.''Webcomic/CornerAlley13''.
9th Jul '16 2:38:08 PM nombretomado
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* EVERYONE in Ko-Koro does this in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' online games.

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* EVERYONE in Ko-Koro does this in the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Bionicle}}'' online games.
16th Jun '16 8:17:58 AM kyojikasshu
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* Parodied at one point by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', when Strong Bad's anime alter-ego Stinkoman actually pronounces the ellipsis as "Dot dot dot!"

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* Parodied at one point by ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', when Strong Bad's anime alter-ego Stinkoman actually pronounces the ellipsis as "Dot dot dot!"dot!", appropriately enough during an homage to/parody of the opening cutscene of the original NES ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' game.
15th Jun '16 10:05:31 PM thiagovscoelho
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Simple: use an ellipsis. This is better known as "...", and is usually used to represent either where part of a paragraph/sentence was removed or a break in the thought. Thus, when a character is either mute or choosing not to speak, their dialogue box/speech bubble/subtitle becomes an ellipsis to show that is the case. Sometimes appears as an exclamation mark or [[ConfusedQuestionMark question mark]], which also imply the silence while carrying a message of their own (and usually with a situation-appropriate shift in facial expression). Often used for a BeatPanel or when a character has [[IHaveNothingToSayToThat nothing to say]].

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Simple: use an ellipsis. This is better known as "...", "", and is usually used to represent either where part of a paragraph/sentence was removed or a break in the thought. Thus, when a character is either mute or choosing not to speak, their dialogue box/speech bubble/subtitle becomes an ellipsis to show that is the case. Sometimes appears as an exclamation mark or [[ConfusedQuestionMark question mark]], which also imply the silence while carrying a message of their own (and usually with a situation-appropriate shift in facial expression). Often used for a BeatPanel or when a character has [[IHaveNothingToSayToThat nothing to say]].
15th May '16 6:02:16 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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* Alucard from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' does this on one occasion in response to Dracula's somewhat enigmatic death speech.

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* Alucard from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' does this on one occasion in response to Dracula's somewhat enigmatic death speech.occasion.
5th Apr '16 11:46:45 AM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' [[http://terrorisland.net/strips/028.html theorem 028]].

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* ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' [[http://terrorisland.net/strips/028.html theorem 028]].028.]]



** As well as [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=533 here]].

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** As well as [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=533 here]].here.]]



* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'': [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-22.html Clare's response]] to November, when she points out that they intend to [[BurnTheWitch burn her alive]].

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* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'': [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-22.html Clare's response]] to November, when she points out that they intend to [[BurnTheWitch burn her alive]].alive.]]



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Othar's response when the Baron is complaining that Agatha could be accepted [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090202 here]].
** [[OhCrap More disturbingly]], in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061206 this earlier page]], Klaus [[spoiler: is told to shut up in a newly CompellingVoice]].
** ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' also occasionally uses a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080418 completely blank speech bubble]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has a particularly effective example in the last panel [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5456 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Othar's response when the Baron is complaining that Agatha could be accepted [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090202 here]].
here.]]
** [[OhCrap More disturbingly]], in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061206 this earlier page]], page,]] Klaus [[spoiler: is told to shut up in a newly CompellingVoice]].
** ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' also occasionally uses a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080418 completely blank speech bubble]].
bubble.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has a particularly effective example in the last panel [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5456 here]].here.]]



* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' calls out ''Grandia III'''s use of the trope [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/2/22/ here]], with characteristic bluntness.

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* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' calls out ''Grandia III'''s use of the trope [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/2/22/ here]], here,]] with characteristic bluntness.



** [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/hernameisjill/ And here]]
** [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/transfer-of-the-address/ On seeing Phix]]
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has used it, for example [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xkcd_AnswerOwnQuestion_7777.gif here]].
** Also used [[http://www.xkcd.com/412/ here]] [[spoiler:in the mouse-over text]].

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** [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/hernameisjill/ And here]]
here.]]
** [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/transfer-of-the-address/ On seeing Phix]]
Phix.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has used it, for example [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/xkcd_AnswerOwnQuestion_7777.gif here]].
here.]]
** Also used [[http://www.xkcd.com/412/ here]] [[spoiler:in the mouse-over text]].text.]]



* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=1343 here]]

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* ''Webcomic/SquidRow'' [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=1343 here]]here.]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Tamuran}}'' [[http://www.tamurancomic.com/?p=685 when wounded]]
* ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'' [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib016.html Good help is hard to find]]
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue4PAGES/ib094.html Some questions are hard to answer]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Roza}}'' [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2007-12-03 When dealing with a goat]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Tamuran}}'' [[http://www.tamurancomic.com/?p=685 when wounded]]
wounded.]]
* ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'' [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Chapter003/ib016.html Good help is hard to find]]
find.]]
** [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/Issue4PAGES/ib094.html Some questions are hard to answer]]
answer.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Roza}}'' [[http://www.junglestudio.com/roza/?date=2007-12-03 When dealing with a goat]]goat.]]



* In ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', Tuck's response to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00585.html Nip's homage to Neo.]].
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/2/ the disadvantage of needing directions when you're a monster]].

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* In ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', Tuck's response to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00585.html Nip's homage to Neo.]].
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* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/2/ the disadvantage of needing directions when you're a monster]].monster.]]



** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2623 the giant wave does this when God decides to call off the end of the world]].

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** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2623 the giant wave does this when God decides to call off the end of the world]].world.]]
5th Apr '16 11:43:58 AM WillKeaton
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* [[TheStoic Killy]] from ''Manga/{{Blame}}''! has more ellipses in his vocabulary than words.

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* [[TheStoic Killy]] from ''Manga/{{Blame}}''! ''Manga/{{Blame}}'' has more ellipses in his vocabulary than words.
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