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Delayed Panic
When monsters attack, characters oggle for a few seconds.


(permanent link) added: 2011-06-23 10:46:36 sponsor: Hadashi (last reply: 2012-07-18 12:02:05)

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"Follow the Rimmer-shaped blur!"
Arnold Rimmer, Red Dwarf Series eight.

Hey look there's a giant monster smashing up the city!! Oh look, it's coming right at us...!

....

RUN!!!

This trope is about those time when characters pause a moment before panicking when something BIG or very threatening is coming towards them. Often they will comment on the fact that they aren't reacting. Usually it is down to the Rule of Funny, however they can and do fail to realise they should run, as with the Cloverfield example. Compare and contrast Delayed Reaction.


Examples:

Film

Television
  • Red Dwarf, when they are backing away from the T-Rex.
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