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* Used often in ''Webcomic/TheOptimist'' to represent [[http://the-opt.com/?p=24 listening]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=25 waiting]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=14 pausing to consider]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=12 watching TV]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=7 drawing]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=942 consideration & reconsideration]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=421 boiling with rage]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=30 waiting for acknowledgement]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=1314 disbelief]], and [[http://the-opt.com/?p=3186 scowling]].

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* Used often in ''Webcomic/TheOptimist'' ''ComicStrip/TheOptimist'' to represent [[http://the-opt.com/?p=24 listening]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=25 waiting]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=14 pausing to consider]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=12 watching TV]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=7 drawing]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=942 consideration & reconsideration]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=421 boiling with rage]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=30 waiting for acknowledgement]], [[http://the-opt.com/?p=1314 disbelief]], and [[http://the-opt.com/?p=3186 scowling]].


** Later in the same comic, [[spoiler:Sara hypnotizes Kaoru into "raping" Megumi as punishment for Megumi's HeelFaceTurn. Several {{BeatPanel}}s with Sara looking [[SweatDrop increasingly distressed]] and a caption of "thirty minutes later" with nobody feeling particularly punished, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Sara finally tells them to cut it out]]]].

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** Later in the same comic, [[spoiler:Sara hypnotizes Kaoru into "raping" Megumi as punishment for Megumi's HeelFaceTurn. Several {{BeatPanel}}s with Sara looking [[SweatDrop increasingly distressed]] and a caption of "thirty minutes later" with nobody feeling particularly punished, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Sara finally tells them to cut it out]]]].


** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 Here]] and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091009 here]] it's an unspoken punchline.

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** When these airshipmen find the perfect extra bit of unnecessary weight to loose [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080801 Here]] and Tarvek and Gil come to realize just how good an argument can be made for the dingbots having the spark [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091009 here]] it's an unspoken punchline.


[-[[caption-width-right:330:''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''[='s=] [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by ''Achewood'').]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:330:''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''[='s=] [-[[caption-width-right:330:''xkcd'''s [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by ''Achewood'').]]-]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Millennials}}'' has a few exemple of awkward copy/pasted silence, like this one [[http://www.kotopopi.com/live/]] where the audience give the speaker the silent treatment creating a super awkward moment.


** [[hhttp://yafgc.net/comic/0561-the-kings-other-epiphany/ King Eric's "OTHER epiphany"]] combines it with [[FacePalm another kind]] of "[[DopeSlap beat]]" in the same panel.

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** [[hhttp://yafgc.[[http://yafgc.net/comic/0561-the-kings-other-epiphany/ King Eric's "OTHER epiphany"]] combines it with [[FacePalm another kind]] of "[[DopeSlap beat]]" in the same panel.

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* Quite common in ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'', and lampshaded in TheRant for [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/88 #88]], "Museum." Usually referred to there as the "silent penultimate panel."


* J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular ComicBook/SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.

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* J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular ComicBook/SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - -- but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.



* In an ''[[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]]'' issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.
* One of the traditions of a super team crossover is having a few B-List (Or even) major villains crash the headquarters seeking revenge, then a beat panel as they realize there are [[OhCrap quite a few more super heroes than they expected.]]

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* In an ''[[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]]'' issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit admits that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel panels with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.
Stark."
* One of the traditions of a super team crossover is having a few B-List (Or even) major (or even major) villains crash the headquarters seeking revenge, then a beat panel as they realize there are [[OhCrap quite a few more super heroes than they expected.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Savestate}}'', an epic beat panel comes in the [[http://www.savestatecomic.com/2015/10/halloween-2015/ Halloween 2015]] strip. Rick shows up so they can go to a Halloween party, and when he responds to a question about his costume with "Rick", Kade and Nicole look at each other with genuine concern. He explains he means Rick as in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
-->'''Nicole:''' Oh, okay. I thought we might have to drop you off at the psychiatric ward.


* A comic strip by DavidLynch was almost entirely made up of beat panels. The [[CutAndPasteComic same ones]]. For ten years.

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* A comic strip by DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch was almost entirely made up of beat panels. The [[CutAndPasteComic same ones]]. For ten years.


* Happens in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'' manga, where the princess of a powerful pirate group finally announces to her family that she intends to wed their {{mysterious|Past}} and [[DudeLooksLikeALady very pretty]] [[TheStrategist strategist]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kanale (or Canale... Or Kanare... take your pick)]]. Cue their [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority right-hand]] [[BadAss master swordsman]], Ayase, who [[TheStoic rarely shows any emotion at all]], speak the following:

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* Happens in ''LightNovel/{{Corsair}}'' manga, where the princess of a powerful pirate group finally announces to her family that she intends to wed their {{mysterious|Past}} and [[DudeLooksLikeALady very pretty]] [[TheStrategist strategist]], [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Kanale (or Canale... Or Kanare... take your pick)]]. Cue their [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority right-hand]] [[BadAss master swordsman]], MasterSwordsman, Ayase, who [[TheStoic rarely shows any emotion at all]], speak the following:


[-[[caption-width-right:330:Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'s [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of Webcomic/{{Achewood}} sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by Webcomic/{{Achewood}}).]]-]

->''DID YOU SEE THOSE TWO BEAT PANELS''
->''THEY WERE *CRUCIAL* TO THE JOKE''

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[-[[caption-width-right:330:Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'s [-[[caption-width-right:330:''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}''[='s=] [[http://xkcd.com/141/ parody]] of Webcomic/{{Achewood}} ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' sets the record for number of awkward-pause panels in one strip (previously held by Webcomic/{{Achewood}}).''Achewood'').]]-]

->''DID ->''"DID YOU SEE THOSE TWO BEAT PANELS''
->''THEY
PANELS\\
THEY
WERE *CRUCIAL* TO THE JOKE''JOKE"''



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* The manga of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' uses these a ''lot'', often at the end of the comic when the gag is a lack of action. These usually translate to (often hilarious) stretches of awkward silence in the anime. One of the more memorable ones:
-->Panel 1: '''Chiyo:''' Oh, Sakaki, you're here already! It'll be an hour before the others get here!\\

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
**
The manga of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' of uses these a ''lot'', often at the end of the comic when the gag is a lack of action. These usually translate to (often hilarious) stretches of awkward silence in the anime. One of the more memorable ones:
-->Panel --->Panel 1: '''Chiyo:''' Oh, Sakaki, you're here already! It'll be an hour before the others get here!\\



Panels 3 and 4: ''(The same image of Sakaki, perfectly content, sitting under a tree with Mr. Tadakichi)''

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Panels 3 and 4: ''(The ''[the same image of Sakaki, perfectly content, sitting under a tree with Mr. Tadakichi)''Tadakichi]''



* {{Hentai}} manga ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'' uses this to great comedic effect. Kagami is trying to get Kaoru to relax so she can effectively hypnotize him (Mildly {{NSFW}} text):

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* ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'':
** This
{{Hentai}} manga ''Manga/{{Witchcraft}}'' uses this it to great comedic effect. Kagami is trying to get Kaoru to relax so she can effectively hypnotize him (Mildly {{NSFW}} text):



[[spoiler: (BeatPanel)]]\\

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[[spoiler: (BeatPanel)]]\\[[spoiler:''[{{beat panel}}]'']]\\



--> '''Ayase''': I never said I approved (of you choosing Kanale). In fact there's another problem before all this: Kanale already belongs to me.
** ... The silence goes on for multiple panels.

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--> '''Ayase''': I never said I approved (of you choosing Kanale). In fact there's another problem before all this: Kanale already belongs to me.
** ... The
me.\\
''[the
silence goes on for multiple panels.panels]''



* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', in ''Spotlight: Trailcutter,'' Whirl uses three identical Beat Panels to 'imitate' Tailcutter's "grotesque Forcefield Face." Whirl is a faceless Empurata victim.

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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', in ''Spotlight: Trailcutter,'' Trailcutter'', Whirl uses three identical Beat Panels to 'imitate' "imitate" Tailcutter's "grotesque Forcefield Face." Whirl is a faceless Empurata victim.



* The Keith Giffen/J. M. [=DeMatteis=] comedy incarnation of ''{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' used this all the time, sometimes featuring entire Beat ''Pages''.
** J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.

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* The Keith Giffen/J. M. [=DeMatteis=] comedy incarnation of ''{{Justice ''Franchise/{{Justice League|ofAmerica}}'' used this all the time, sometimes featuring entire Beat ''Pages''.
** * J.M. [=DeMatteis=]'s run on ''Spectacular SpiderMan'' ComicBook/SpiderMan'' featured a beat page - but it wasn't funny, rather it was one of the creepiest pages ever seen in a comic book.



* In an [[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]] issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.

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* In an [[Comicbook/IronMan ''[[Comicbook/IronMan Invincible Iron Man]] Man]]'' issue, Pepper Potts admits to Maria Hill that she slept with Tony. A shocked Maria Hill admit that she also slept with Tony a few days before Potts. Follows a succession of panel with both looking shocked, each at each other, and then each looking down, visibly angry. After that, Hill mutters a simple "Tony Stark. Tony [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] Stark.



* Two separate pages of these in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Twilight Sparkle Micro Series issue]], indicating the awkward silence between Jade and Twilight during their meals.
* KevinMaguire specializes in multi-panel closeups of characters [[{{Corpsing}} trying not to break down in laughter.]]

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* Two separate pages of these in the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries Twilight Sparkle Micro Series issue]], Series]]'' issue, indicating the awkward silence between Jade and Twilight during their meals.
* KevinMaguire Creator/KevinMaguire specializes in multi-panel closeups of characters [[{{Corpsing}} trying not to break down in laughter.]]



* Pretty much every comic has used this at some point. It's been around since the early days of comics, but it really took off in the 60's and 70's, when a new generation of cartoonists raised on films and television sought to make their comics more cinematic. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is often credited with popularizing the beat, and it remains one of the most frequent users of this trope.

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* Pretty much every comic has used this at some point. It's been around since the early days of comics, but it really took off in the 60's '60s and 70's, '70s, when a new generation of cartoonists raised on films and television sought to make their comics more cinematic. ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is often credited with popularizing the beat, and it remains one of the most frequent users of this trope.



** "Itís a trifecta. The comic tests the siteís bandwidth, your patience, and my sanity."

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** "Itís --->"It's a trifecta. The comic tests the siteís site's bandwidth, your patience, and my sanity."



* ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}'' interestingly enough on [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/new-installment.html page 8]] of part 1.1 and [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/continuing-where-we-left-off-we-present.html page 8]] of part 1.2.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Project0}}'' ''Webcomic/Project0'' interestingly enough on [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/new-installment.html page 8]] of part 1.1 and [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/02/continuing-where-we-left-off-we-present.html page 8]] of part 1.2.



* There is an absolutely ''epic'' final panel beat in [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/pclipslite.php?id=1391&c=1# strip this]] ''PartiallyClips'' strip.

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* There is an absolutely ''epic'' final panel beat in [[http://www.partiallyclips.com/pclipslite.php?id=1391&c=1# strip this]] ''PartiallyClips'' ''Webcomic/PartiallyClips'' strip.



--> '''Violet''' (panically): [[BuffySpeak A bad, floaty, shooty, tinny thing is being bad]] upstairs!\\
(squirrel girls look at each other)\\
'''([[HiveMind all four]])''' ([[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]): ♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥

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--> '''Violet''' (panically): --->'''Violet:''' ''[panically]'' [[BuffySpeak A bad, floaty, shooty, tinny thing is being bad]] upstairs!\\
(squirrel ''[squirrel girls look at each other)\\
'''([[HiveMind all four]])''' ([[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]):
other]''\\
'''[[HiveMind All four]]:''' ''[[[MuggingTheMonster gleefully]]''
♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥



-->'''Kat:''' Scarlet?! What are you wearing?\\

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-->'''Kat:''' --->'''Kat:''' Scarlet?! What are you wearing?\\



* Beaten to [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/tag/beat-panel absolute death]] in ''[[{{Webcomic/SketchComedy}} Sketch Comedy]]''.

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* Beaten to [[http://thesketchy.com/ic/tag/beat-panel absolute death]] in ''[[{{Webcomic/SketchComedy}} Sketch Comedy]]''.''Webcomic/SketchComedy''.

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** What really sells this is that all three of the people after Beat's comment are a DeadpanSnarker ensemble, and ''[[SarcasmFailure none of them have a comeback to that]]''.


Compare SilentSceneryPanel. A {{Beat}} is the (un)spoken version.

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Compare SilentSceneryPanel. A {{Beat}} is the (un)spoken version.
version. Not to be confused with NarrativeBeats.





* LoneWolfAndCub probably sets a record. The last chapter contains the same BeatPanel ''eight times'' across multiple pages. It underscores how dramatic the moment is; the implication is that the moment was practically endless for all watching.

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* LoneWolfAndCub ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' probably sets a record. The last chapter contains the same BeatPanel ''eight times'' across multiple pages. It underscores how dramatic the moment is; the implication is that the moment was practically endless for all watching.

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