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* Seen in the world of ''The Birth of a Hero'' in ''Literature/TrashOfTheCountsFamily'', because [[OurMonstersAreDifferent their monsters have a lot of different rules]] compared to what's usually seen. The info is usually spread throughout the narration or in Cale's internal thoughts as he [[ReincarnateInAnotherWorld reflects on the info that was given in the original novel]], but oftentimes it comes from the people themselves. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Eruhaben]] has to explain some things to the young Dragon [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Raon]] who wasn't raised by other Dragons.


* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you ''ask'' for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)

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* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling.fledglings. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you ''ask'' for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)


* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' does this through the characters' diaries and the storylines, since its main characters are monsters, and OurMonstersAreDifferent.

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* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' does this through the characters' diaries and the storylines, since its main characters are monsters, and OurMonstersAreDifferent.



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* ''WesternAnimation/BunsenIsABeast'' frequently combines this with NewPowersAsThePlotDemands.


* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] spends a chapter (the infamous meadow scene) to explain vampire lore to Bella.

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* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Edward Cullen]] Cullen spends a chapter (the infamous meadow scene) to explain vampire lore to Bella.


* In the beginning of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you ''ask'' for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)

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* In the beginning of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you ''ask'' for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)


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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' will often pause for a conversation about elves and their culture. Eragon asks a lot of questions and not all of them are plot relevant.

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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' will often pause for a conversation about elves and their culture. Eragon asks a lot of questions and not all of them are plot relevant.



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* Bill from ''Series/TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie). By the end of the first season, he must have explained everything because he stops.

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* Bill from ''Series/TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie). By the end of the first season, he must have explained everything because he stops.



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* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' does this through the characters' diaries and the storylines, since its main characters are monsters, and OurMonstersAreDifferent.


* Bill from ''TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie). By the end of the first season, he must have explained everything because he stops.
* An old ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch turned a job interview with a centaur into such an occasion, much to the centaur's chagrin.
* The first episode of ''{{Moonlight}}'' begins with Mick explaining the series's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire rules]] to an unseen interviewer.

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* Bill from ''TrueBlood''.''Series/TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie). By the end of the first season, he must have explained everything because he stops.
* An old ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch turned a job interview with a centaur into such an occasion, much to the centaur's chagrin.
* The first episode of ''{{Moonlight}}'' ''Series/{{Moonlight}}'' begins with Mick explaining the series's [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire rules]] to an unseen interviewer.


* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' the first appearances of the [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons]] and the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti bigfeet]] brought large infodumps from Hibachi and Goona respectively.

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* In ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' the first appearances of the [[DinosaursAreDragons dragons]] and the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti bigfeet]] brought large infodumps from Hibachi and Goona respectively.

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* Jake from ''WebAnimation/MagicalBorderPatrol'' does this when explaining the nature of his.... interesting features.


* ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry is running down a list of things at Voldemort's command and when he arrives at Inferi he specifies that they are "undead bodies animated by a dark wizard". This is justified because the Dursleys did not believe the danger they were in and why they needed to leave their house for their own safety. What would scare you more, a nonsense word you don't know the meaning of (which sounds a little like "fairy") or an ''animated corpse controlled by dark magic?''

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* ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry is running down a list of things at Voldemort's command and when he arrives at Inferi he specifies that they are "undead bodies animated by a dark wizard". This is justified because the Dursleys did not believe the danger they were in and why they needed to leave their house for their own safety. What would scare you more, a nonsense word you don't know the meaning of (which sounds a little like "fairy") or an ''animated corpse controlled by dark magic?''


* Eragon from ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Sometimes everything just "stops" completely to explain some other minute detail about elven culture that the reader really did not need to know, with Eragon asking a continuous string of questions to hammer in a moral.
* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] takes a whole chapter (the infamous meadow scene) to explain vampire lore to Bella.
* In a clunky bit of writing in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry is running down a list of things at Voldemort's command and despite the fact that ''no one asked for any clarification on the word'', he says:
-->'''Harry:''' ...and Inferi - that is, dead bodies animated by a dark wizard...
** Although that may have been helpful considering he was trying to impress on the Dursleys exactly how scary Voldemort really is. What would scare you more, a nonsense word you don't know the meaning of (which sounds a little like "fairy") or an ''animated corpse controlled by dark magic?''

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* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' will often pause for a conversation about elves and their culture. Eragon from ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Sometimes everything just "stops" completely to explain some other minute detail about elven culture that the reader really did not need to know, with Eragon asking asks a continuous string lot of questions to hammer in a moral.
and not all of them are plot relevant.
* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] takes spends a whole chapter (the infamous meadow scene) to explain vampire lore to Bella.
* In a clunky bit of writing in ''HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry is running down a list of things at Voldemort's command and despite the fact that ''no one asked for any clarification on the word'', when he says:
-->'''Harry:''' ...and
arrives at Inferi - he specifies that is, dead they are "undead bodies animated by a dark wizard...
** Although that may have been helpful considering he was trying to impress on
wizard". This is justified because the Dursleys exactly how scary Voldemort really is.did not believe the danger they were in and why they needed to leave their house for their own safety. What would scare you more, a nonsense word you don't know the meaning of (which sounds a little like "fairy") or an ''animated corpse controlled by dark magic?''



* Bill from ''TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie).
** After the first season, though, this is averted.

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* Bill from ''TrueBlood''. You can't go through one episode without him explaining yet another aspect of vampire culture to his confused human character (Sookie).
** After
(Sookie). By the end of the first season, though, this is averted.he must have explained everything because he stops.



** Turns out it was an ImagineSpot.

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** Turns out it was an ImagineSpot.



* In the beginning of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you actually ask for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)

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* In the beginning of ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', Jack will explain the rules of the {{Masquerade}} and vampire weaknesses to fledgling. You'll also get the chance for explanations the first time you meet a Ghoul or when you meet the Kuei-Jin leader Ming-Xiao in Chinatown. Justified as this only happens if you actually ask ''ask'' for clarification (and if you don't take the opportunity to ask questions, the gaps in your knowledge can change outcomes later--for example, if you don't get certain information about ghouls from Mercurio or Knox, you can't save Heather.)



* Averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Celia (a Sylph) considers the knowledge such a monologue would provide common knowledge (even for humans) and consequently doesn't explain the traits and attributes of her species to the Order.
** This proves fatal for [[spoiler: Roy, who she could have saved if she [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat hadn't assumed he could shoot lightning from his fingers]].]]

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* Averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Celia (a Sylph) considers the knowledge such a monologue would provide common knowledge (even for humans) and consequently doesn't explain the traits and attributes of her species to the Order.
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Order. This proves fatal for [[spoiler: Roy, who she could have saved if she [[IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat hadn't assumed he could shoot lightning from his fingers]].]]


* In TeenTitans, Starfire occasionally starts doing this, even when she's speaking aloud to herself.

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* In TeenTitans, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire occasionally starts doing this, even when she's speaking aloud to herself.


* Eragon from ''TheInheritanceCycle''. Sometimes everything just "stops" completely to explain some other minute detail about elven culture that the reader really did not need to know, with Eragon asking a continuous string of questions to hammer in a moral.

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* Eragon from ''TheInheritanceCycle''.''Literature/InheritanceCycle''. Sometimes everything just "stops" completely to explain some other minute detail about elven culture that the reader really did not need to know, with Eragon asking a continuous string of questions to hammer in a moral.



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