->O who will show me those delights on high?\\
''Echo.'' I.\\
Thou Echo, thou art mortal, all men know.\\
''Echo.'' No.
-->--George Herbert (1593-1633), "Heaven"

A character asks a question out loud. A voice answers -- but not in its own words, just repeating the last few words of the character’s question. The voice in question may just be an echo of the character’s voice; in which case they may or may not mistake it for another character. If the answering voice is in fact a separate entity, expect the character asking the question to assume the answering voice is their own echo, whether or not it sounds like them.

Normally either PlayedForDrama or PlayedForLaughs.



[[folder: Film ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie'' had a song done entirely like this between Baby Lickety Split, who was bemoaning her troubles at a well, and Flutter Pony Morning Glory, who was trapped inside.
-->No one's in a fix like I am (I am)\\
No one has the luck I do (I do)\\
No one's had the set backs I have (I have)\\
Look where life has led me to (Me too!)


[[folder: Literature ]]

* Echos from the ''Boogiepop'' novel can only communicate like this.
* In the Serendipity Books series of children's picture books, there's a story of a short-tempered baby elephant who mistakes echoes for a person and gets in a pointless argument with them.
* Done subtly in the Creator/EdgarAllanPoe story "Never Bet the Devil Your Head":
--> "What right," said I, "had the old gentleman to make any other gentleman jump? The little old dot-and-carry-one! who is he? If he asks me to jump, I won't do it, that's flat, and I don't care who the devil he is." The bridge, as I say, was arched and covered in, in a very ridiculous manner, and there was a most uncomfortable echo about it at all times--an echo which I never before so particularly observed as when I uttered the four last words of my remark.
* In ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Leo and Hazel meet Echo, [[TropeNamers whose name is literally in the trope.]]


[[folder: Music ]]

* The aria "Treues Echo dieser Orten" from Music/JohannSebastianBach's secular cantata ''Hercules auf dem Scheidewege''. Much of the music of this cantata, including this aria, was adapted into the fourth part of the Christmas Oratorio.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* TropeNamer and UrExample (OlderThanFeudalism): the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus, told by the Roman writer Ovid.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* The Inquisition in Bernstein's ''Candide'' delivers its judgments this way.
-->'''Three Inquisitors''': Are our methods legal or illegal?\\
'''Basses''': Legal!\\
'''Three Inquisitors''': Are we judges of the law, or laymen?\\
'''Basses''': Amen.\\
'''Three Inquisitors''': Shall we hang them or forget them?\\
'''Basses''': Get them!
* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', after Ulysses has lost all of his friends, he questions himself about love, faith, hope and dreams. Mother Hare and the chorus echo his words as somewhere in space they hang suspended.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Echo in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings''.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* A slight variant is used in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0857.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip to pile yet more guilt on Vaarsuvius.
* In ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'', when [[spoiler:Helen breaks up with Dave]], he's so shocked [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=51541#206639 that he reacts this way]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* On the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Polar Trappers'', {{WesternAnimation/Goofy}} goes into an ice cave and mistakes his reflection for someone else. He strikes a conversation with it, or rather, with his own echo:
-->'''Goofy:''' Hello. Good morning.\\
'''Echo:''' Good morning.\\
'''Goofy:''' Did you see a walrus go in there?\\
'''Echo:''' ...in there.\\
'''Goofy:''' Thanks\\
'''Echo:''' Thanks. [Goofy does double take]