'''Basic Trope''': Floating shapes with text or images appear when characters speak.
* '''Straight''': When someone talks or thinks, a speech bubble appears over his/her head with a text.
* '''Exaggerated''': The narration and characters discuss and comment on everything that happens in the comic to the point entire panels consist of nothing but speech bubbles.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': Characters in the series have trouble communicating (language barrier, outer space, muteness, etc) and they've invented floating billboards as a means of communication.
* '''Inverted''': A white circle is talking and has a human with text in it appearing on its head.
* '''Subverted''': Alice and Bob are talking, but what they say is not shown to the audience.
* '''Double Subverted''': The concluding remarks of the conversation appear in speech bubbles.
* '''Parodied''': As Bob is talking, [[{{Jerkass}} Charlie]] takes out a marker and writes something embarrassing in Bob's speech bubble.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some panels have speech bubbles, others don't.
* '''Averted''': The comic does not have any dialogue.
* '''Enforced''': Speech bubbles provide an effective contrasting backdrop for words, making them the typical method of showing speech, thought and narration in sequential art.
* '''Lampshaded''': Characters snarkily comment that the BigBad's black and red Speech Bubble is tacky.
* '''Invoked''': Bob writes embarrassing things on a speech bubble cut-out and pastes it on a picture of Charlie, or on a wall he is standing in front of.
* '''Exploited''': Bob doesn't understand German, so he reads Hans' speech balloon and writes it into a translator program.
* '''Defied''':
** The author/artist write on the bottom or margins, they use an audio track, or have a completely silent story.
** Bob doesn't want the reader's to hear his conversations, so he dumps ink over any speech balloon.
* '''Discussed''': "I wonder what happens to old speech balloons? You think they just vanish or get recycled by balloon fairies?"
* '''Conversed''': "Wow! Look at those gorgeous speech balloon in this ShowWithinAShow!" "Yeah, but they're too artsy to read quickly."
* '''Deconstructed''': Instead of using Speech Bubbles the artist uses {{Rebus Bubble}}s. The comic has empty speech bubbles so the reader can write the story. Every panel is a WallOfText with a little cut-out window showing the story's events,
* '''Reconstructed''': The artist uses speech bubbles as an organic part of the art and narrative, using the shape, color and font to convey information.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The speech bubbles are physical objects that consistently get in the way of the action or are used as flotation devices in the event of a crash.
* '''Played For Drama''': [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Bob]] has been trying to tell [[GirlNextDoor Alice]] that he's in love with her, but Alice is unfortunately blind, and cannot see the floating speech bubbles containing his fiery LoveConfession.
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