Accent Relapse YKTTW Discussion
Do We Have This? This is when a character who has been speaking perfect, unaccented english (or whatever the language of the audience is), gets revealed to be a spy or covert operative from some other country. From that point on, he instantly reverts to a thick accent from his native language. This is Distinct from Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping in that it is not a poor acting display by the performer, but instead a deliberate (and inexplicable) thing written into the story. Examples:
- Spies Like Us - Once the mission contacts are revealed to be Russian spies, in the subsequent interrogation scene, they both have thick Russian accents.
- The Rocketeer - The German Spy, Timothy Dalton, after speaking perfect English the whole movie, ZUDDENLY HAZ ZE GERMAN ACCZENT VUNCE HE IZ EXPOZED!