troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Playing With: Hulkspeak
Basic Trope: A big strong guy speaks using short, simple sentences.
  • Straight: Hubert, The Big Guy, speaks using a very simple dialect.
  • Exaggerated: Hubert speaks using monosyllabic grunts - and that's when he's feeling particularly talkative.
  • Downplayed: Hubert speaks another language well, but prefers to keep things short in English for simplicity's sake.
  • Justified:
    • He spent a lot of time developing his body, not his brain.
    • Hubert is a Funny Animal.
  • Inverted: A big, huge guy is also a very eloquent scholar.
  • Subverted:
    • "What? You expected me to speak like a simpleton, didn't you?"
    • Hubert is a Funny Animal, and is actually quite eloquent in his own language, just not in human language.
  • Double Subverted: "...uh, that only thing Hubert know how to say."
  • Parodied: The guy who speaks in Hulk Speak is also a published novelist in his own words.
  • Zig Zagged: "You expected me to speak like a buffoon, didn't you? ...Well... uh... that only sentence Hubert know how to say good. ...Fooled you, didn't I?"
  • Averted: He's by no means eloquent, but he understands basic sentence structure.
  • Enforced: "I'm tired of writing dialogue for all these different characters. Isn't there some sort of shortcut I can use?"
  • Lampshaded: "This is Hubert. He doesn't talk too much."
  • Invoked: The same thing that gave him his power also drained a lot of his intellect, leaving him unable to form all but the simplest sentences.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: He ensures that he trains his brain as well as his body.
  • Discussed: "I just had the best conversation with Hubert." "...Really?"
  • Conversed: "...Yup, the big guy can only speak in short, simple sentences."
  • Deconstructed: The Hulk Speak is indicative of his lack of intelligence. When his muscular body is no more use, he's completely useless to the team.
  • Reconstructed: However, he finds some other way to cope.

Big page here! Press button, go back!

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
3564
7