Wall of Blather

A character in a comic talks, on and on and on, but the exact content's not important. Or else no one is listening.

Their blathering is given in a Wall of Text—often as the backdrop—but the text is obscured with Speech Bubbles Interruption (whether by other speech bubbles, the characters themselves, or some other visual element) so that the reader knows the complete text is not important.

Enough words are usually shown to get the gist of what the character is expressing, although Blah Blah Blah is also common, depending on whether the characters listened enough to get the gist, or not at all.

Long Speech Tea Time can have actions that obstruct the bubbles.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • A food rant from Silver Spoon.
  • Izuku Midoriya can fall into this frequently when analyzing someone's Quirk in My Hero Academia.
  • Akina Shinozaki is not prone to this normally in Don't Become an Otaku, Shinozaki-san!, but get her on the topic of her favorite anime, PrePure and her budding otaku side will burst out in a decent wall.
  • Describing delicious food will cause Shokugeki no Soma's Leonora Nakiri to break into this. It's especially notable as Leonora normally speaks very broken Japanese, but when the Wall of Blather kicks in she's instantly fluent.

    Comic Books 
  • Used in Gorsky and Butch, mostly for really unimportant stuff but once for the authors' notes, which are extremely plot-relevant. But not only that — in one scene they talk too much, and the speech bubbles create a traffic jam.
  • Transformers: More than Meets the Eye has Swerve, a diminutive Motor Mouth who has the ability to talk at length about nothing in particular. In one instance, he did so for 147 hours straight. There's comic panels demonstrating why he is also known as "Shut The Hell Up."

    Comic Strips 

    Fan Works 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The credits to Wrongfully Accused, among other Credits Gag, include a section headed "Nobody Cares About These People", which is then scrolled through at about 300% speed.

    Live Action TV 
  • In the TV movie Get Smart, Again! our Comedic Hero manages to cock up CONTROL's replacement for the ever-unreliable Cone of Silence. The Hall of Hush turns spoken words into visible words floating in the air, but Max spends so much time raving about how wonderful this invention is the Hall of Hush becomes full of words and no-one can make out what anyone else is saying.

    Video Games 
  • In one of the dream sequences in Max Payne, Max answers a phone to be greeted with a stream of meaningless nonsense spoken in his own voice, which is represented in the in-game graphic novel using this trope.
  • Twice in Bowser's Inside Story, a goomba in Bowser's castle, and a magikoopa in Peach's Castle.

    Web Comics