The Way of the Metagamer
[Two panels later]
"I am now fully visible, except for a really cool-looking shadow! I have a cape. It is red and says CO on it. I have a hat, which is also red. I am going to destroy you all now."
Fred: What exactly does that spell actually DO?
Captain Obvious: I am holding a wooden sign! It is made of wood. There is writing on the sign.
Captain Obvious: Destruction is the magic spell I am casting, which is a magic spell and is magical!
Captain Obvious [holds up a different sign]: Disintegrate is the magic spell I am casting, which is a magic spell and is magical!
[holds up a third sign
]: Enervation is magic spell I am casting, which is a magic spell and is magical!
[holds up yet another sign
]: Meteor Swarm is the magic spell I am casting, which is a magic spell and is magical!
Captain Obvious [while lunging at his opponent]: I initiate a grapple attempt!
Captain Obvious: I have succeeded on a melee touch attack, and am now grappling. I have a cape which is red and says CO on it.
Captain Obvious: I am damaging my opponet as with an unarmed strike as detailed in the grapple rules!
: Since when does D&D
have grapple rules?
: D&D's always had grapple rules. They're in the core rulebooks.
Jane: My DM always said the grapple rules came in an extra sourcebook. And refused to purchase it. They've been core all this time?
[brandishes sign]: Enervation is the magic spell I am casting, which is a magic spell and is magical! You can't counterspell since you're still in the prone position! I have a cape which is red and says CO on it!
Bob: Why are you telling us all this?
: Because it's obvious, naturally. Captain Obvious's Magical Spell Which Is An Epic-Level Spell And Is Epic!
"Use your weapons! They are designed to inflict damage!"
"Well Mr. Mencken, what do you make of this city hall explosion?"
"Well...it exploded, that's for certain."
—Daily Planet Columnist and Expert on City Hall Explosions Max Mencken, It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman!
"And so he brought forth a carrot. And said; 'Behold this! For it is a carrot.' And all about him knew that it was so. For it was orange. With a green top."
You mean you never actually flew
the plane? Fowler:
Good heavens, no! I'm a chicken! The Royal Air Force doesn't let chickens behind the controls of complex aircraft!
Apparently there is a game of "spot the moment where Jon Pertwee decides to quit the series" to be played with this story. My nominee is when he has to pretend that solving a maze is an interesting and dramatic event, in particular when he expresses that he thinks they've got it when there is no ambiguity whatsoever that they have a straight shot to the exit.
Joseph was rushed to the hospital where doctors discovered the 19 bullet-holes in his body. The attending physician later testified that Joseph was "probably in severe pain." Dr. Obvious likely went on to say that the red stuff pouring out of Joseph's body was "probably blood."
The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad
"Life is very important to Americans."
- Bob Dole
"You are huge! That means you have huge guts!"
"Now I'm radioactive! That can't be good!"
—Doom Marine, Doom Comics
"Now I'm in a completely different place!"
And you must be the guy who states the obvious.
Grey Warden: Thanks for stating the completely obvious, by the way.
: No problem. It's nice to have a purpose.
Magma is not a water source. Dwarves can't drink it or supply it to their wounded.
Hey, he just stopped at that house over there! Hey, I just stated the obvious! Oh look, a chair!
Father Ted: We need something that will keep them away from the house something to distract them... but what?
A diversion! That's what it's called, a diversion!
"She managed to obtain a concealed weapons permit yesterday."
Oh shit. I gaze at him, blinking, and feel the blood draining from my face as I absorb this news. I may faint. Suppose she wants to kill him? No.
"That means she can just buy a gun," I whisper.
Leela: Ow, fire hot!
Professy will help! Oh, fire indeed hot!
Well, this is the end. There was so many things I wanted to say to you. Leela:
Like what? Fry:
Like this is not the end.
"It seems you have to defeat this one to win!"
"What are you, president of the Obvious Club or something?"
Hey, there's a noose here! Narrator/Protagonist:
Spooky. Your thoughts, Yosuke? Yosuke:
Nooses are bad. Narrator/Protagonist:
Dojima: Two bodies hanging from a telephone pole... and we don't even know if this is a homicide case yet. (...) We've got no clues about the perp. We don't even have a sus because the sec with a mo's got a perf al.
Adachi: Um, so what do we know about the case so far?
Dojima: The perp is probably in Inaba.
One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in It's a nice day
, or You're very tall
, or Oh dear, you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right?
At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working. After a while he abandoned this one as well as being obstructively cynical and decided he quite liked human beings after all, but he always remained desperately worried about the terrible number of things they didn't know about.
"All toasters toast toast!"
Jon: Today, we're doing a video about birds!
Jacques: How dare you say that to me? You know my mother was a bird.
Well, yes... yeah. Yeah, I'm... I'm aware.
Toxic waste is poisonous.
Aragorn: Not for ourselves. But we can give Frodo his chance if we keep Sauron's Eye fixed upon us. Keep him blind to all else that moves.
A diversion! [In tones of one having a great revelation.]
"Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field."
— John Madden
: But I did not give the orders to wipe out the Spaldoni family. That is an order that I did not give. Mobster
: Okay, Don Calfari. If you didn't give the order, then what does that mean? Don Calfari
: That would mean someone had to give the order. Someone that was not me.
"I knew it!
That sword... It's your weapon, isn't it?!"
Goon: "That's a dead dog."
"Yes, it is."
Marine Officer: Ah, shit! Sir, I dinged your statue.
Officer: Sir, it's Captain, sir.
Morgan: Yes, yes, I am.
Officer: Obvious, sir?
Morgan: Obviously I'm a captain.
Officer: Sir, I'm confused.
Morgan: Well you're definitely not cut out to be captain then, huh? [beat] Carry on, Lieutenant.
Officer: I'm a corporal.
Morgan: You would be!
Officer: Would be what, sir?
Morgan: [raises his axe-hand]
[in his head] Worth It
. [cue Luffy distracting them both]
"Inspector Clay is dead. Murdered... and somebody is responsible."
:Sarge, we need to get Donut air-lifted outta here. Sarge
:Could you put that in a memo, and entitle it "Shit I already know!"
on Private Donut, who was just blown up, Red vs. Blue
"You see those things that look like time bombs? Oh yeah! Those are time bombs."
John: Fun? There's a woman lying dead!
Perfectly sound analysis, but I was hoping you'd go deeper.
Inspector Lestrade (seeing a midget in Lord Blackwood's coffin): That's not Blackwood!
: Now we have a firm grasp... of the obvious.
"In the silent movie, there's no talking."
—Natasha Bedingfield, Silent Movie
"In Economics, everything that is not obvious, is usually bullcrap."
—Mário Henrique Simonsen, Brazilian economist (original: Em Economia, tudo o que não é óbvio, normalmente é besteira. This phrase may extend to other fields.)
My eye! I'm not supposed to get pudding in it!
—Lenny when Homer hits him with pudding.
[thousands of Confederacy starfighters stream past Yoda's window] Mace Windu:
The city is under attack! Yoda:
Defend the city we must!
Darth Baras: RAAAAAAGH! I cannot break him!
Sith Apprentice: Is there some problem here?
Who would ask such a stupid question?! Clearly
, there's a problem here!
Sith Apprentice: I feel your anger, master.
A blind, deaf, comatose lobotomy patient could feel my anger!
"Almost every sugary candy calls itself 'A FAT FREE FOOD,' as if we're idiots. Why would we think there's fat in a Lemon Head? Is some mad man running loose in your factory and putting a drop of love handle in every box? Of course candy is fat free—it's technically everything free since edible glue and corn syrup aren't food groups. Are you insecure, candy? Because you don't see gravy bragging about being sugar free... And nothing's worse than vegetables that are proud of themselves for not having fat. Way to go, fat free refried beans. You managed to get smashed into a can before a time traveler from the '40s put lard in you."
"'This area is quite verdant.' 'We are on a path.' 'We could get a good view from the top of that tower.' I know we could, asshole. Do you know how I know? Because I was just on the top of that tower. And so were you.
"I got that. I realised that myself. But now you've taken a moment of personal triumph and validation and you've ruined it by making it obvious."
Zod makes some weird analogies about Cain and Abel, and then has Clark dragged to this arena where people are watching two guys dressed as gladiators fight each other with swords
, and Oliver yells out “He wants you to fight! To the death!” Thanks for the update there, Katie Couric... Oliver also gives him helpful tips like “use the shield!” David
: Way to backseat gladiate, dick. Chris
: It’s great, because I was really hoping they’d take his character in a more “Navi From Ocarina of Time
” direction. Hey! Listen!
"Can we get you on Mastermind, Sybil? Next contestant, Sybil Fawlty from Torquay. Specialist subject: the bleedin' obvious."