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* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', almost all of Zeku's win quotes are presented in haiku. Capcom dropped this with the Season 4 characters, for whom he gives more normal win quotes (the only one that is even close is the one he gives to E. Honda, but the metric doesn't fit). Also, the win quotes against Blanka and Cody are missing the third verse for some reason.


* Bastian in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech. This reoccurs in ''Radiant Dawn'': the prince of Daein, Pelleas, once gives a speech that's mostly in this meter to his troops. Yet Bastian's verse is nowhere to be found.

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* Bastian in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech. This reoccurs in ''Radiant Dawn'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'': the prince of Daein, Pelleas, once gives a speech that's mostly in this meter to his troops. Yet Bastian's verse is nowhere to be found.


* Subverted in Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'', in which the title character, having learned that it is more elegant to speak in prose rather than affecting metre, is delighted to learn he has been speaking prose all his life without knowing it.

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* Subverted in Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Le ''[[Theatre/TheBourgeoisGentleman Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'', Gentilhomme]]'', in which the title character, having learned that it is more elegant to speak in prose rather than affecting metre, is delighted to learn he has been speaking prose all his life without knowing it.


--> '''[[spoiler: Jeanne]]:''' You come here to mock me with this gleaming heart of yours. Coddled child of that damned place. This luxury afforded by my death... it should be mine to take.

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--> '''[[spoiler: -->'''[[spoiler: Jeanne]]:''' You And you, coddled child of that damned place, you come here to mock me with this gleaming heart of yours. Coddled child of that damned place. This luxury luxury, afforded by my death... it should be mine to take.


'''Officer:''' I'm sorry to say, I'm sad to report, I haven't seen anyone at all of that sort. Not a man who's Chinese with a mole on his nose with some kind of clothes that you can't suppose. So get away from this door and get out of this place, or I'll have to hurt you - put my foot in your face.

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'''Officer:''' I'm sorry to say, I'm sad to report, I haven't seen anyone at all of that sort. Not a man who's Chinese with a mole on his nose with some kind of clothes that you can't suppose. So get away from this door and get out of this place, or I'll have to hurt you - put my foot in your face.\\



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* The Boob's dialogue in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' is almost exclusively in rhyming couplets. He can even makes rhymes from whatever the Beatles say to him, even if it doesn't follow form or iambic pentameter precisely.
-->'''Paul:''' Hey fellas, look!\\
'''Boob:''' (''writing on a note pad with a pen between his toes'') The footnotes for my nineteenth book. This is my standard procedure for doing it. And while I compose it, I'm also reviewing it.\\
'''George:''' A boob for all seasons.\\
'''Paul:''' How can he lose?\\
'''John:''' Were your notices good?\\
'''Boob:''' It's my policy never to read my reviews.



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* In the My Little Pony fanfic ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/175407/the-sisters-and-the-dragon The Sisters and the Dragon]]'', Tiamat--the oldest and most powerful dragon--speaks this way.


* An entire episode of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' consisted of lines in iambic pentameter. For bonus awesome, it was a hilarious parody of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''
** Or, the scene with David, Maddie, and a hotel security officer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4LqmyjexA all speaking in Seussian rhyming couplets]]:
--->[[AC:Security Officer]]: I'm sorry, but you're not on the guest list.
--->[[AC:David]]: That's because we're not guests. We're looking for a man with a mole on his nose.
--->[[AC:Officer]]: A mole on his nose?
--->[[AC:Maddie]]: A mole on his nose.
--->[[AC:Officer]]: [to Maddie] What kind of clothes?
--->[[AC:Maddie]]: [to David] What kind of clothes?
--->[[AC:David]]: What kind of clothes do you suppose?
--->[[AC:Officer]]: What kind of clothes do I suppose would be worn by a man with a mole on his nose? Who knows?
--->[[AC:David]]: Did I happen to mention,did I bother to disclose, that this man that we're seeking with the mole on his nose? I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese, a big clue by itself.
--->[[AC:Maddie]]: [[LampshadeHanging How do you do that?]]
--->[[AC:David]]: Gotta read a lot of Creator/DrSeuss.
--->[[AC:Officer]]: I'm sorry to say, I'm sad to report, I haven't seen anyone at all of that sort. Not a man who's Chinese with a mole on his nose with some kind of clothes that you can't suppose. So get away from this door and get out of this place, or I'll have to hurt you - put my foot in your face.
* One episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'' had the president and staff wondering about the mental capacity of one of the Justices of the Supreme Court after he issued comments in Iambic Tetrameter, identified positively by the writing staff.

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* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''[='=]s genre-bending saw a few examples of iambic pentameter, suitably lampshaded.
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An entire episode of ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' consisted of lines in iambic pentameter. For bonus awesome, it was a hilarious parody of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''
** Or, the The scene with David, Maddie, and a hotel security officer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4LqmyjexA all speaking in Seussian rhyming couplets]]:
--->[[AC:Security Officer]]: --->'''Security Officer:''' I'm sorry, but you're not on the guest list.
--->[[AC:David]]:
list.\\
'''David:'''
That's because we're not guests. We're looking for a man with a mole on his nose.
--->[[AC:Officer]]:
nose.\\
'''Officer:'''
A mole on his nose?
--->[[AC:Maddie]]:
nose?\\
'''Maddie:'''
A mole on his nose.
--->[[AC:Officer]]: [to Maddie]
nose.\\
'''Officer:''' ''[to Maddie]''
What kind of clothes?
--->[[AC:Maddie]]: [to David]
clothes?\\
'''Maddie:''' ''[to David]''
What kind of clothes?
--->[[AC:David]]:
clothes?\\
'''David:'''
What kind of clothes do you suppose?
--->[[AC:Officer]]:
suppose?\\
'''Officer:'''
What kind of clothes do I suppose would be worn by a man with a mole on his nose? Who knows?
--->[[AC:David]]:
knows?\\
'''David:'''
Did I happen to mention,did I bother to disclose, that this man that we're seeking with the mole on his nose? I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese, a big clue by itself.
--->[[AC:Maddie]]:
itself.\\
'''Maddie:'''
[[LampshadeHanging How do you do that?]]
--->[[AC:David]]:
that?]]\\
'''David:'''
Gotta read a lot of Creator/DrSeuss.
--->[[AC:Officer]]:
Creator/DrSeuss.\\
'''Officer:'''
I'm sorry to say, I'm sad to report, I haven't seen anyone at all of that sort. Not a man who's Chinese with a mole on his nose with some kind of clothes that you can't suppose. So get away from this door and get out of this place, or I'll have to hurt you - put my foot in your face.
'''David:''' Oh.\\
'''Maddie:''' Time to go.\\
'''David:''' Time to go.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'':
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One episode of ''Series/TheWestWing'' had the president and staff wondering about the mental capacity of one of the Justices of the Supreme Court after he issued comments in Iambic Tetrameter, identified positively by the writing staff.



-->If you're found in Meereen past break of day
-->I'll have your head thrown into Slavers' Bay

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-->If --->If you're found in Meereen past break of day
-->I'll --->I'll have your head thrown into Slavers' Bay



* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': The game gives a guide for some Elizabethan phrases; though it doesn't advocate actually improvising in meter, some very motivated players try.

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* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': ''{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}}'': The game gives a guide for some Elizabethan phrases; though it doesn't advocate actually improvising in meter, some very motivated players try.












* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', the Occuria, the immortals that muck about with history, speak, for the most part, in iambic tetrameter. The rebel of their number speaks in iambic pentameter.
** This may be a reference to Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'', in which the Witches speak trochaic tetrameter (four feet, alternating stress, starting with a stressed syllable) to help illustrate their otherworldly nature.
* Bastian in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech.
** This reoccurs in ''Radiant Dawn'': the prince of Daein, Pelleas, once gives a speech that's mostly in this meter to his troops. Yet Bastian's verse is nowhere to be found.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, the Flood intelligence Gravemind (usually) speaks in rhyming couplets of trochaic heptameter ([[MythologyGag seven being Bungie's]] ArcNumber). This pushes its already [[LargeHam impressive hamminess]] UpToEleven. For example, referring to Master Chief and the Arbiter, respectively:
-->[[{{Determinator}} This one is machine and nerve, and has its mind concluded]].\\

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', the Occuria, the immortals that muck about with history, speak, for the most part, in iambic tetrameter. The rebel of their number speaks in iambic pentameter.
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pentameter. This may be a reference to Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'', in which the Witches speak trochaic tetrameter (four feet, alternating stress, starting with a stressed syllable) to help illustrate their otherworldly nature.
* Bastian in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech.
**
RousingSpeech. This reoccurs in ''Radiant Dawn'': the prince of Daein, Pelleas, once gives a speech that's mostly in this meter to his troops. Yet Bastian's verse is nowhere to be found.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series, the series:
** The
Flood intelligence Gravemind (usually) speaks in rhyming couplets of trochaic heptameter ([[MythologyGag seven being Bungie's]] ArcNumber). This pushes its already [[LargeHam impressive hamminess]] UpToEleven. For example, referring to Master Chief and the Arbiter, respectively:
-->[[{{Determinator}} --->[[{{Determinator}} This one is machine and nerve, and has its mind concluded]].\\



--> '''Gravemind:''' I have the memories of many poets far beyond your limited human culture. And I have the quickness of intellect to compose all manner of poetic forms as I speak rather than labor over mere words for days.

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--> ---> '''Gravemind:''' I have the memories of many poets far beyond your limited human culture. And I have the quickness of intellect to compose all manner of poetic forms as I speak rather than labor over mere words for days.



-->'''Flank Attack:''' You leap through shadows to attack your foe with deadly strikes that hit them from behind.
-->'''Skirmisher:''' Before your target turns to face your blow, you move to stealth, impossible to find.

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-->'''Flank --->'''Flank Attack:''' You leap through shadows to attack your foe with deadly strikes that hit them from behind.
-->'''Skirmisher:''' --->'''Skirmisher:''' Before your target turns to face your blow, you move to stealth, impossible to find.


* In the Hungarian translation of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', everybody speaks in rhymes. {{MindScrew}}ing, indeed.

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* In the Hungarian translation of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', everybody speaks in rhymes. {{MindScrew}}ing, indeed.rhymes for some reason.



* Everything ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Zecora]]'' says is in rhyme. She does it each and every time. When she gets sick in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation A Health Of Information]], [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she starts struggling to rhyme properly.]]
** After getting a Haiku cutie mark in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E22MarksAndRecreation Marks And Recreation]], Kettle Corn often, [[DownplayedTrope although not at all times]], speaks in Haiku.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Everything ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Zecora]]'' [[WitchDoctor Zecora]] says is in rhyme. [[RhymesOnADime She does it each and every time. time]]. When she gets sick in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation A "A Health Of Information]], Information"]], [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness she starts struggling to rhyme properly.]]
** After getting a Haiku cutie mark in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E22MarksAndRecreation Marks "Marks And Recreation]], Recreation"]], Kettle Corn often, [[DownplayedTrope although not at all times]], speaks in Haiku.

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* In ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs, Maupertuis and the Master-at-Arms especially like to practice the art of "Rixme" (a portmanteau between the french words "rixe" and "rime", respectively "fight" and "rhyme"), which is fencing while [[YouFightLikeACow taunting the opponent]] in [[SophisticatedAsHell Alexandrines]]. Justified, since they are [[WarriorPoet fencers, poets and gentlemen]], and in the Master-at-arms case, [[spoiler: Cyrano de Bergerac]].


* In the Hungarian translation of ''TheFlintstones'', everybody speaks in rhymes. {{MindScrew}}ing, indeed.

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* In the Hungarian translation of ''TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', everybody speaks in rhymes. {{MindScrew}}ing, indeed.


** The descriptions for the abilities in the Twin Daggers tree are written in iambic pentameter, and the main abilities rhyme with their upgrades. For example:

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** The descriptions for the abilities in the Twin Daggers ability tree are written in iambic pentameter, and the main abilities rhyme with their upgrades. For example:


* Solas of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' occasionally slips into iambic pentameter, though it's subtle enough to miss if you aren't looking for it. [[GeniusBonus The Inquisitor gains approval from him if they respond in kind.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'':
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Solas of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' occasionally slips into iambic pentameter, though it's subtle enough to miss if you aren't looking for it. [[GeniusBonus The Inquisitor gains approval from him if they respond in kind.]]]]
** The descriptions for the abilities in the Twin Daggers tree are written in iambic pentameter, and the main abilities rhyme with their upgrades. For example:
-->'''Flank Attack:''' You leap through shadows to attack your foe with deadly strikes that hit them from behind.
-->'''Skirmisher:''' Before your target turns to face your blow, you move to stealth, impossible to find.


* ''{{Vangers}}'' featured Eleepods - a race of fat and lazy worms obsessed with poetry. Their manner of speech also resembles blank verse, but this was LostInTranslation.

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* ''{{Vangers}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Vangers}}'' featured Eleepods - a race of fat and lazy worms obsessed with poetry. Their manner of speech also resembles blank verse, but this was LostInTranslation.


** After getting a Haiku cutie mark in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E22MarksAndRecreation Marks And Recreation]], Kettle Corn frequently, [[DownplayedTrope though not always]], speaks in Haiku.

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** After getting a Haiku cutie mark in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E22MarksAndRecreation Marks And Recreation]], Kettle Corn frequently, often, [[DownplayedTrope though although not always]], at all times]], speaks in Haiku.

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