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** Xigbar takes on this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. At the height of the story's climax, he starts an exposition dump by saying, "Let's hit these plot points in order," and openly lampshades how convoluted and wrapped up in itself the series' plot has become.

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** Xigbar takes on this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. At the height of the story's climax, he starts an exposition dump by saying, "Let's hit these plot points in order," and openly lampshades [[KudzuPlot how convoluted and wrapped up in itself the series' plot has become.become]].


** ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'': Quite a lot of people, although [[LoveableSexManiac Yang]], [[{{Yandere}} Velvet]] and [[HotTeacher Cinder]] pull this off the most. [[spoiler:It's even revealed Velvet only keeps up her stalker tendencies to make people laugh, and she loves her job.]]

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** ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'': Quite a lot of people, although [[LoveableSexManiac [[LovableSexManiac Yang]], [[{{Yandere}} Velvet]] and [[HotTeacher Cinder]] pull this off the most. [[spoiler:It's even revealed Velvet only keeps up her stalker tendencies to make people laugh, and she loves her job.]]


* The title characters from ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' play this role, saddened by their role as ThoseTwoGuys in the [[{{Hamlet}} source material]], but unable to do anything about it, as the play has already been written.

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* The title characters from ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' play this role, saddened by their role as ThoseTwoGuys in the [[{{Hamlet}} [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} source material]], but unable to do anything about it, as the play has already been written.


** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Lea/Axel fills the shoes of anyone who missed out on crucial story details from any of the nine or so previous games and their various remakes and remasters, complaining about the plethora of {{IdenticalStranger}}s, {{Forgotten First Meeting}}s and {{Artifact Alias}}es, at which point Jiminy Cricket suggests [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone fill themselves in with what he's written in his journal]]. Later on, he and the other heroes barely show up in time for the final showdown because they "had a couple of plot points that needed ironing out".

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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Lea/Axel fills the shoes of anyone who missed out on crucial story details from any of the nine or so previous games and their various remakes and remasters, complaining about the plethora of {{IdenticalStranger}}s, {{Identical Stranger}}s, {{Forgotten First Meeting}}s and {{Artifact Alias}}es, at which point Jiminy Cricket suggests [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone fill themselves in with what he's written in his journal]]. Later on, he and the other heroes barely show up in time for the final showdown because they "had a couple of plot points that needed ironing out".


** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Lea/Axel fills the shoes of anyone who missed out on crucial story details from any of the nine or so previous games and their various remakes and remasters, complaining about the plethora of IdenticalStrangers, {{Forgotten First Meeting}}s and {{Artifact Alias}}es, at which point Jiminy Cricket suggests [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone fill themselves in with what he's written in his journal]]. Later on, he and the other heroes barely show up in time for the final showdown because they "had a couple of plot points that needed ironing out".

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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Lea/Axel fills the shoes of anyone who missed out on crucial story details from any of the nine or so previous games and their various remakes and remasters, complaining about the plethora of IdenticalStrangers, {{IdenticalStranger}}s, {{Forgotten First Meeting}}s and {{Artifact Alias}}es, at which point Jiminy Cricket suggests [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone fill themselves in with what he's written in his journal]]. Later on, he and the other heroes barely show up in time for the final showdown because they "had a couple of plot points that needed ironing out".


* Xigbar takes on this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. At the height of the story's climax, he starts an exposition dump by saying, "Let's hit all these plot points in order" and openly lampshades how convoluted and wrapped up in itself the series' plot has become.

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* A few have popped up over the course of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise:
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Xigbar takes on this role in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. At the height of the story's climax, he starts an exposition dump by saying, "Let's hit all these plot points in order" order," and openly lampshades how convoluted and wrapped up in itself the series' plot has become.become.
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', Lea/Axel fills the shoes of anyone who missed out on crucial story details from any of the nine or so previous games and their various remakes and remasters, complaining about the plethora of IdenticalStrangers, {{Forgotten First Meeting}}s and {{Artifact Alias}}es, at which point Jiminy Cricket suggests [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall everyone fill themselves in with what he's written in his journal]]. Later on, he and the other heroes barely show up in time for the final showdown because they "had a couple of plot points that needed ironing out".


* ''VideoGame/HuniePop'' has Kyu, the game's [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHit tutorial character]] and mascot, who eventually becomes a dateable character, while still constantly brings up the game's mechanics, or how a certain piece of background music is her favorite in the soundtrack.

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* ''VideoGame/HuniePop'' has Kyu, the game's [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHit [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits tutorial character]] and mascot, who eventually becomes a dateable character, while still constantly brings up the game's mechanics, or how a certain piece of background music is her favorite in the soundtrack.

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* ''VideoGame/HuniePop'' has Kyu, the game's [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHit tutorial character]] and mascot, who eventually becomes a dateable character, while still constantly brings up the game's mechanics, or how a certain piece of background music is her favorite in the soundtrack.


* ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' has a (likely) unintentional example in General Hager, who hangs a lampshade on the Fantastic Four's apparent disinterest in preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
-->'''General Hager:''' What the hell is wrong with you people?

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* ''Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer'' has a (likely) unintentional example in General Hager, who hangs a lampshade on the Fantastic Four's apparent disinterest in preventing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
-->'''General Hager:''' What the hell is wrong with you people?


* In the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies, Randy was a horror movie buff pointing out various horror movie tropes, including going over the rules for surviving a horror movie -- [[DeathBySex never have sex]], [[TheScourgeOfGod never drink or use drugs]], and [[TemptingFate never say "I'll be right back."]] Naturally, [[TooDumbToLive the characters break all three in record time]]. He expands the rules to sequels and trilogies in [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second]] and [[Film/{{Scream 3}} third]] films. Given [[Film/{{Scream 4}} the 4th film]] is an assassin "remaking" the original, two {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s to Randy deliver the rules of remakes/reboots. [[spoiler:One of them is part of the BigBadDuumvirate.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' ''Film/{{Scream}}'' movies, Randy was a horror movie buff pointing out various horror movie tropes, including going over the rules for surviving a horror movie -- [[DeathBySex never have sex]], [[TheScourgeOfGod never drink or use drugs]], and [[TemptingFate never say "I'll be right back."]] Naturally, [[TooDumbToLive the characters break all three in record time]]. He expands the rules to sequels and trilogies in [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second]] and [[Film/{{Scream 3}} third]] films. Given [[Film/{{Scream 4}} the 4th film]] is an assassin "remaking" the original, two {{Suspiciously Similar Substitute}}s to Randy deliver the rules of remakes/reboots. [[spoiler:One of them is part of the BigBadDuumvirate.]]



* Noah in the TV adaptation of ''Series/{{Scream}}'', taking the place of Randy from [[Franchise/{{Scream}} the original movies]] (see above). His wit is aimed more at horror TV series this time instead of movies, but otherwise, he fills pretty much the same role.

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* Noah in the TV adaptation of ''Series/{{Scream}}'', taking the place of Randy from [[Franchise/{{Scream}} [[Film/{{Scream}} the original movies]] (see above). His wit is aimed more at horror TV series this time instead of movies, but otherwise, he fills pretty much the same role.


** [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]], one of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s third-party characters, plays this trope fully. His mission briefings usually consist of his complete boggling of how incredibly strange the Nintendo universe actually is. Given that he's the only character whose home franchise is remotely grounded in reality (and then it's borderline NoFourthWall), it fits him quite well.

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** [[Franchise/MetalGear [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]], one of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s third-party characters, plays this trope fully. His mission briefings usually consist of his complete boggling of how incredibly strange the Nintendo universe actually is. Given that he's the only character whose home franchise is remotely grounded in reality (and then it's borderline NoFourthWall), it fits him quite well.



* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has NoFourthWall but some characters take this role more than others:

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has NoFourthWall but some characters take this role more than others:

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* Junko Konno serves as a surprisingly low-key meta character in ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga''. She and Ai both believe the whole 'undead IdolSinger group' plan is doomed, but while Ai's complaints center around the other's lack of experience and legitimate industry difficulties, Junko is often the one to quietly remind the girls that they're ''actual zombies'' with all that that entails, remains nervous around the one member that hasn't regained her mind, and frequently comments on how ridiculous the situations they get into are.


* Relatedly (sort of), Ardam in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' does this all the time, with most other characters doing it once or twice. Eventually, he manages to turn this into a dramatic speech.

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* Relatedly (sort of), Ardam in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' does this all points out bizarre aspects of the RPGMechanicsVerse the time, with most other characters doing it once or twice. Eventually, he manages to turn this into a dramatic speech.


* ''FanFic/PinkieTales'' has Applejack of all ponies in this role,as she often breaks character to point out various oddities, like how her "mother" Mrs. Sparkle doesn't just use her Alicorn Magic to help out in the ''Applejack and the Beanstalk'', despite clearly being an Alicorn or that part of the Beanstalk conveniently spirals around it like a ramp, or how Pinkie pretends like they are complete strangers, despite the fact that she obviously knows who Applejack is.

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* ''FanFic/PinkieTales'' has Applejack of all ponies in this role,as role, as she often breaks character to point out various oddities, like how her "mother" Mrs. Sparkle doesn't just use her Alicorn Magic to help out in the ''Applejack and the Beanstalk'', despite clearly being an Alicorn or that part of the Beanstalk conveniently spirals around it like a ramp, or how Pinkie pretends like they are complete strangers, despite the fact that she obviously knows who Applejack is.is.
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Varric Tethras]] holds this role in the ''Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook'' universe, not unlike in canon. In particular, he has a knack for PaintingTheFourthWall, such as talking about inserting a {{time skip}} into the story - which then happens.



* This describes Guy to a G in Film/GalaxyQuest. It comes with being an AffectionateParody of Franchise/StarTrek.
* In ''Film/TopSecret'' there wasn't a character consistently the Meta Guy--which was exceedingly odd giving some of the surrealistic jokes (such as Nick and his girlfriend making out while parachuting and the camera panning to...a parachuting fireplace, which itself is [[RunningGag a callback to an earlier gag]] where the camera pans away to a fireplace, and then has to pan away ''again'' to a ''second'' fireplace because Nick and his girlfriend roll back into frame). However, at one point Nick [[ExpoSpeak sarcastically summarizes his girlfriend's life as he knows it as being a little too weird even for a one-man pastiche of Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys]]. This leads into a [[NoFourthWall fourth wall gag]].

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* This describes Guy to a G in Film/GalaxyQuest. ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. It comes with being an AffectionateParody of Franchise/StarTrek.
''Franchise/StarTrek.''
* In ''Film/TopSecret'' there wasn't a character consistently the Meta Guy--which was exceedingly odd giving some of the surrealistic jokes (such as Nick and his girlfriend making out while parachuting and the camera panning to... a parachuting fireplace, which itself is [[RunningGag a callback to an earlier gag]] where the camera pans away to a fireplace, and then has to pan away ''again'' to a ''second'' fireplace because Nick and his girlfriend roll back into frame). However, at one point Nick [[ExpoSpeak sarcastically summarizes his girlfriend's life as he knows it as being a little too weird even for a one-man pastiche of Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys]]. This leads into a [[NoFourthWall fourth wall gag]].



* Han Solo tends to fill this trope in the original ''StarWars'' trilogy. Some critics have complained that one of the weaknesses of the prequels is the lack of a similar character to act as the audience proxy.

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* Han Solo tends to fill this trope in the original ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Some critics have complained that one of the weaknesses of the prequels is the lack of a similar character to act as the audience proxy.



** In "Robot", the Doctor's recent regeneration (into Fourth Doctor) have him making critical commentary on the SpyFiction tropes of the Pertwee era, while alluding to a need for RevisitingTheRoots.

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** In "Robot", the Doctor's most recent regeneration (into the Fourth Doctor) have has him making critical commentary on the SpyFiction tropes of the Pertwee era, while alluding to a need for RevisitingTheRoots.



** Donna is a brash, gobby thirtysomething woman. She [[LampshadeHanging comments on how fantastic]] things like a "translation circuit" are, calls the Doctor out on his TechnicalPacifist traits and knew the best place to find him was where there was [[WeirdnessMagnet anything weird going on]].

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** Donna is a brash, gobby brash thirtysomething woman. She [[LampshadeHanging comments on how fantastic]] things like a "translation circuit" are, calls the Doctor out on his TechnicalPacifist traits and knew the best place to find him was where there was [[WeirdnessMagnet anything weird going on]].

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