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Obsessive Question
Someone has a question that they really want the answer to.


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-24 13:52:09 sponsor: Discar edited by: queenbri (last reply: 2011-10-14 21:59:20)

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Spun off of this TRS thread for Armor-Piercing Question.

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A question that is repeated many times to show the asker's obsession with it. e.g. "You gonn' help, huh? You gonna look out for me? You gonna look out for me, Sergeant Carver? You mean it? You gonna look out for me? You promise?! You got my back, huh?!" which is only repeated for rhetorical effect: both parties know the answer. "Are you my mummy?"

See also Madness Mantra and Armor-Piercing Question.


Examples:

Live-Action TV
  • In the Doctor Who two-parter "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances," the titular Creepy Child asks everyone he meets "Are you my mummy?" Turns out this is because his "sister" was actually his mother.
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