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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Chopped}}'', a contestant [[EpicFail failed to plate any food whatsoever]] before time expired in the appetizer round. The camera cuts from him holding a stack of empty plates to the judges table, where the panel members are each expressing their disappointment in their own way: Aaron Sanchez is [[FacePalm facepalming]], Geoffrey Zakarian is [[HeadDesk head-desking]], and Chris Santos is combining StunnedSilence with a bit of JawDrop. Unsurprisingly, this contestant was chopped forthwith.


* ''Fanfic/CodePrimeR1Rebellion'': A whole bunch of these during chapter 5 when [[spoiler: Zero and the Autobots reveal themselves]]. Suffice to say, everyone is stunned senseless.

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* ''Fanfic/CodePrimeR1Rebellion'': ''Fanfic/CodePrime'': A whole bunch of these during the fifth chapter 5 of ''R1'' when [[spoiler: Zero and the Autobots reveal themselves]]. Suffice to say, everyone is stunned senseless.senseless, [[NotSoStoic even Tohdoh]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Mechanicsburg lookout has a very unimpressed reaction when the mad Sparks that had been attacking the town and the Baron's forces show up asking for asylum when the Baron turns up alive and starts trying to [[https://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120813 just kill them all.]]

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* This is a staple of the Franchise/AceAttorney games, where every dramatic reveal or accusation will always involve at least one reaction shot, usually of a character acting like they've been physically hurt by the twist.


* As the comic that the page image comes from parodies, the ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games have a lot of these, but as smileys that pop up above people's heads. In fact, [[SilentProtagonist Matthew]]'s part in conversations usually isn't a simple yes/no response, but a smiley whose mood the player gets to choose: satisfaction, joy, anger, or sadness.

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* As the comic that the page image comes from parodies, the The ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games have a lot of these, but these as smileys that pop up above people's heads. In fact, [[SilentProtagonist Matthew]]'s part in conversations usually isn't a simple yes/no response, but a smiley whose mood the player gets to choose: satisfaction, joy, anger, or sadness.

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* It was quite common in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' to cut to another character’s reaction after a joke, especially if it consisted of the other charecter rolling their eyes.


* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' spoofs ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' for its [[http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=082712 overuse of these.]]

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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' spoofs ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' for its [[http://www.[[https://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=082712 com/comic/express overuse of these.]]




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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS7E1TheBadBatch "The Bad Batch"]], Captain Rex's deeply shocked facial expression when Tech discovers that the Separatists' stolen Republic strategy algorithm is actually being broadcast from another planet by [[spoiler:the thought-dead ARC trooper Echo]] is something to behold. He punctuates it by saying "it can't be" a few times.

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* ''Fanfic/CodePrimeR1Rebellion'': A whole bunch of these during chapter 5 when [[spoiler: Zero and the Autobots reveal themselves]]. Suffice to say, everyone is stunned senseless.
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* Happens a few times in the spoof film ''Film/EpicMovie'', especially during the party scene which they hold before the big fight the next day. Two of the orphans, Edward and Lucy, are drinking beer and dancing and are trying to get their sister Susan to drink as well. After a lot of convincing, she agrees to have just one...and then chugs a keg of beer. After that, her stomach starts to gurgle, and she starts to vomit a lot. She pukes all over two guys...TWICE. We cut to reaction shots of them both looking slightly disgusted, followed by her saying [[BlatantLies she's okay.]] She then starts to puke again, covering two more people, again, TWICE, in puke. We cut to Edward who looks freaked out and then cut to her sister Lucy who pukes a bit in her mouth. Susan then burps, clearly not done puking... So she locks lips with a Legolas-Look-alike [[NauseaFuel as she continues to puke down his throat as he struggles.]] We cut to Edward making a disgusted noise while looking away and then cut to Lucy also clearly disgusted and slightly horrified. While this is going on, the fourth orphan, Peter, is dragged into a tent by Mystique, so she can have her way with him. Since she's a shapeshifter, she says she'll change into anything he wants...so he requests [[BreastExpansion bigger boobs]], a larger ass, and a uni-brow. For his final request, he asks for [[ChubbyChaser "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears."]] After she starts to shapeshift into the last request, we cut to him staring up at her while he's drooling, so that's what he's talking about. After seeing her flapping her bingo wings, we cut back to his reaction again as he yells for her to come to him. He pulls her down and she starts to have her way with him.

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* Happens a few times in the spoof film ''Film/EpicMovie'', especially during the party scene which they hold before the big fight the next day. Two of the orphans, Edward and Lucy, are drinking beer and dancing and are trying to get their sister Susan to drink as well. After a lot of convincing, she agrees to have just one...and then chugs a keg of beer. After that, her stomach starts to gurgle, and she starts to vomit a lot. She pukes all over two guys...TWICE. We cut to reaction shots of them both looking slightly disgusted, followed by her saying [[BlatantLies she's okay.]] She then starts to puke again, covering two more people, again, TWICE, in puke. We cut to Edward who looks freaked out and then cut to her sister Lucy who pukes a bit in her mouth. Susan then burps, clearly not done puking... So she locks lips with a Legolas-Look-alike [[NauseaFuel as she continues to puke down his throat as he struggles.]] We cut to Edward making a disgusted noise while looking away and then cut to Lucy also clearly disgusted and slightly horrified. While this is going on, the fourth orphan, Peter, is dragged into a tent by Mystique, so she can have her way with him. Since she's a shapeshifter, she says she'll change into anything he wants...so he requests [[BreastExpansion bigger boobs]], a larger ass, and a uni-brow. For his final request, he asks for [[ChubbyChaser "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears."]] After she starts to shapeshift into the last request, we cut to him staring up at her while he's drooling, so saying that's what he's talking about. After seeing her flapping her bingo wings, we cut back to his reaction again as he yells for her to come to him. He pulls her down and she starts to have her way with him.


* Happens a few times in the spoof film ''Film/EpicMovie'', especially during the party scene which they hold before the big fight the next day. Two of the orphans, Edward and Lucy, are drinking beer and dancing and are trying to get their sister Susan to drink as well. After a lot of convincing, she agrees to have just one...and then chugs a keg of beer. After that, her stomach starts to gurgle, and she starts to vomit a lot. She pukes all over two guys...TWICE. We cut to reaction shots of them both looking slightly disgusted, followed by her saying [[BlatantLie she's okay.]] She then starts to puke again, covering two more people, again, TWICE, in puke. We cut to Edward who looks freaked out and then cut to her sister Lucy who pukes a bit in her mouth. Susan then burps, clearly not done puking... So she locks lips with a Legolas-Look-alike [[NauseaFuel as she continues to puke down his throat as he struggles.]] We cut to Edward making a disgusted noise while looking away and then cut to Lucy also clearly disgusted and slightly horrified. While this is going on, the fourth orphan, Peter, is dragged into a tent by Mystique, so she can have her way with him. Since she's a shapeshifter, she says she'll change into anything he wants...so he requests [[BreastExpansion bigger boobs]], a larger ass, and a uni-brow. For his final request, he asks for [[ChubbyChaser "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears."]] After she starts to shapeshift into the last request, we cut to him staring up at her while he's drooling, so that's what he's talking about. After seeing her flapping her bingo wings, we cut back to his reaction again as he yells for her to come to him. He pulls her down and she starts to have her way with him.

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* Happens a few times in the spoof film ''Film/EpicMovie'', especially during the party scene which they hold before the big fight the next day. Two of the orphans, Edward and Lucy, are drinking beer and dancing and are trying to get their sister Susan to drink as well. After a lot of convincing, she agrees to have just one...and then chugs a keg of beer. After that, her stomach starts to gurgle, and she starts to vomit a lot. She pukes all over two guys...TWICE. We cut to reaction shots of them both looking slightly disgusted, followed by her saying [[BlatantLie [[BlatantLies she's okay.]] She then starts to puke again, covering two more people, again, TWICE, in puke. We cut to Edward who looks freaked out and then cut to her sister Lucy who pukes a bit in her mouth. Susan then burps, clearly not done puking... So she locks lips with a Legolas-Look-alike [[NauseaFuel as she continues to puke down his throat as he struggles.]] We cut to Edward making a disgusted noise while looking away and then cut to Lucy also clearly disgusted and slightly horrified. While this is going on, the fourth orphan, Peter, is dragged into a tent by Mystique, so she can have her way with him. Since she's a shapeshifter, she says she'll change into anything he wants...so he requests [[BreastExpansion bigger boobs]], a larger ass, and a uni-brow. For his final request, he asks for [[ChubbyChaser "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears."]] After she starts to shapeshift into the last request, we cut to him staring up at her while he's drooling, so that's what he's talking about. After seeing her flapping her bingo wings, we cut back to his reaction again as he yells for her to come to him. He pulls her down and she starts to have her way with him.

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* Happens a few times in the spoof film ''Film/EpicMovie'', especially during the party scene which they hold before the big fight the next day. Two of the orphans, Edward and Lucy, are drinking beer and dancing and are trying to get their sister Susan to drink as well. After a lot of convincing, she agrees to have just one...and then chugs a keg of beer. After that, her stomach starts to gurgle, and she starts to vomit a lot. She pukes all over two guys...TWICE. We cut to reaction shots of them both looking slightly disgusted, followed by her saying [[BlatantLie she's okay.]] She then starts to puke again, covering two more people, again, TWICE, in puke. We cut to Edward who looks freaked out and then cut to her sister Lucy who pukes a bit in her mouth. Susan then burps, clearly not done puking... So she locks lips with a Legolas-Look-alike [[NauseaFuel as she continues to puke down his throat as he struggles.]] We cut to Edward making a disgusted noise while looking away and then cut to Lucy also clearly disgusted and slightly horrified. While this is going on, the fourth orphan, Peter, is dragged into a tent by Mystique, so she can have her way with him. Since she's a shapeshifter, she says she'll change into anything he wants...so he requests [[BreastExpansion bigger boobs]], a larger ass, and a uni-brow. For his final request, he asks for [[ChubbyChaser "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears."]] After she starts to shapeshift into the last request, we cut to him staring up at her while he's drooling, so that's what he's talking about. After seeing her flapping her bingo wings, we cut back to his reaction again as he yells for her to come to him. He pulls her down and she starts to have her way with him.


[-[[caption-width-right:323:Whenever a new character joined [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits my party]], I ended up dreading the [[TropesAreNotGood extra thirty seconds of "I SEE"]] that were going to be added to [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn every conversation]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:323:Whenever a new character joined [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits my party]], I ended up dreading the [[TropesAreNotGood [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools extra thirty seconds of "I SEE"]] that were going to be added to [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn every conversation]].]]-]


'''2.''' When a character (or characters) are shown reacting to something "off camera". Either precedes or precludes a RevealShot. In the latter case it becomes a TakeOurWordForIt. Can be used for laughs as the characters describe what they're seeing. One of the more clever forms of censorship (if you can't show something unspeakable, show people reacting to it and let the audience picture it for themselves!) HeadTiltinglyKinky is an example. The effect can give the offscreen event [[NothingIsScarier more impact]] [[TakeOurWordForIt than a direct depiction]].

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'''2.''' When a character (or characters) are shown reacting to something "off camera". Either precedes or precludes a RevealShot. In the latter case case, it becomes a TakeOurWordForIt. Can be used for laughs as the characters describe what they're seeing. One of the more clever forms of censorship (if you can't show something unspeakable, show people reacting to it and let the audience picture it for themselves!) HeadTiltinglyKinky is an example. The effect can give the offscreen event [[NothingIsScarier more impact]] [[TakeOurWordForIt than a direct depiction]].



* If you rewatch ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', you will notice that Homura gets many reaction shots. Some of these are extreme closeups on her mouth. The shots don't make sense the first time you watch, because you don't know about Homura's backstory yet.

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* If you rewatch ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', you will notice that Homura gets many reaction shots. Some of these are extreme closeups close-ups on her mouth. The shots don't make sense the first time you watch, because you don't know about Homura's backstory yet.



* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Pastoral", when Cammie [[FollowTheWhiteRabbit follows the kitten into the barn]], we get a shot of her face, half in shadow, showing her shock; then we get her back in the house working on a new email that shows she's decided [[spoiler:to become a SecretKeeper for Roustabout's SecretIdentity]]. Only after her finishing it do we we get the RevealShot [[spoiler:that shows Roustabout and her cousin kissing]].

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* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Pastoral", when Cammie [[FollowTheWhiteRabbit follows the kitten into the barn]], we get a shot of her face, half in shadow, showing her shock; then we get her back in the house working on a new email that shows she's decided [[spoiler:to become a SecretKeeper for Roustabout's SecretIdentity]]. Only after her finishing it do we we get the RevealShot [[spoiler:that shows Roustabout and her cousin kissing]].



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]: When the Doctor discusses the [[GreatOffscreenWar Time War]] and the fall of Arcadia, the camera cuts to Mickey's reaction in particular. Not only is this the first time he's heard about this, he's just spent three years fighting Cybermen. Something in common, at last?

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]]: When the Doctor discusses the [[GreatOffscreenWar Time War]] and the fall of Arcadia, the camera cuts to Mickey's reaction in particular. Not only is this the first time he's heard about this, but he's also just spent three years fighting Cybermen. Something in common, at last?



** In "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E8SecondSons Second Sons]]", Loras lowers his head after King Joffrey chuckles at Tyrion Lannister for being too short to place a cloak over [[spoiler:Sansa's]] shoulders, unable to hide his exasperation over the boy-king's immaturity.

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** In "[[Recap/GameOfThronesS3E8SecondSons Second Sons]]", Loras lowers his head after King Joffrey chuckles at Tyrion Lannister for being too short to place a cloak over [[spoiler:Sansa's]] shoulders, unable to hide his exasperation over the boy-king's boy king's immaturity.



** During a mocking version of the "War of the Five Kings" with dwarfs, the view switches between the action and a polarized party. Joffrey, Tywin, Cersei, Tommen, Pycelle and the smallfolk find it amusing, while Tyrion, Sansa, Oberyn, Varys and the Tyrells are quietly disgusted or appalled by it. Loras dispenses with the pretension and leaves early on.
** When Joffrey starts abusing Tyrion during his wedding reception, the mood of the entire audience turns stiff and awkward, even including those who were amused by Joffrey's earlier cruel jokes. Tywin in particular is visibly enraged.

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** During a mocking version of the "War of the Five Kings" with dwarfs, the view switches between the action and a polarized party. Joffrey, Tywin, Cersei, Tommen, Pycelle Pycelle, and the smallfolk find it amusing, while Tyrion, Sansa, Oberyn, Varys Varys, and the Tyrells are quietly disgusted or appalled by it. Loras dispenses with the pretension and leaves early on.
** When Joffrey starts abusing Tyrion during his wedding reception, the mood of the entire audience turns stiff and awkward, even including those who were amused by Joffrey's earlier cruel jokes. Tywin Tywin, in particular particular, is visibly enraged.



* If Creator/MartinFreeman is the king, then Creator/BeaArthur was the queen. According to Creator/NormanLear, "Bea could get more laughs raising her eyebrow than any other actress could with three page of dialogue." Her time on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' used this for all it was worth.

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* If Creator/MartinFreeman is the king, then Creator/BeaArthur was the queen. According to Creator/NormanLear, "Bea could get more laughs raising her eyebrow than any other actress could with three page pages of dialogue." Her time on ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' used this for all it was worth.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' based a well-known sketch around this, as Creator/SteveMartin led a group of yokels staring in befuddled awe at an unseen ''something''. Each in turn tries to guess at what it is, eventually falling back to "What the heck ''is'' that?"

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' based a well-known sketch around this, as Creator/SteveMartin led a group of yokels staring in befuddled awe at an unseen ''something''. Each Each, in turn turn, tries to guess at what it is, eventually falling back to "What the heck ''is'' that?"



* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': In the prologue of the "Handsome Gorilla" event, Lunalu narrates the details of [[YaoiGenre a certain book]] that she read at young age. The camera then zooms in closer to her face, while the player gets treated to a slew of Lunalu's facial reactions as she flips through the pages.

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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': In the prologue of the "Handsome Gorilla" event, Lunalu narrates the details of [[YaoiGenre a certain book]] that she read at a young age. The camera then zooms in closer to her face, while the player gets treated to a slew of Lunalu's facial reactions as she flips through the pages.



* [=KOing=] a character with a super move in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture'' ends the match with the usual super finish background but with a slight twist: an image of the shocked and bloodied opponent will flash on screen as well, even showing appropriate damage as well (Such as being cut-in half when killed by Chaka or Black Polnareff's Dimension Slash super, full of holes when killed by Hol Horse's Gun super or DIO's knife throw or bloody when killed by DIO's blood drain super.) The same image also appeas when the opponent falls victim to Kakyoin's Punishment Time super or DIO's blood drain super.

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* [=KOing=] a character with a super move in ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture'' ends the match with the usual super finish background but with a slight twist: an image of the shocked and bloodied opponent will flash on screen as well, even showing appropriate damage as well (Such as being cut-in cut in half when killed by Chaka or Black Polnareff's Dimension Slash super, full of holes when killed by Hol Horse's Gun super or DIO's knife throw or bloody when killed by DIO's blood drain super.) The same image also appeas appears when the opponent falls victim to Kakyoin's Punishment Time super or DIO's blood drain super.



* Most of the, uh, fun of {{shock site}}s comes from watching Website/YouTube videos of people's {{squick}}ed-out reactions.

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* Most of the, uh, fun "fun" of {{shock site}}s comes from watching Website/YouTube videos of people's {{squick}}ed-out reactions.


[-[[caption-width-right:323:Whenever a new character joined [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits my party,]] I ended up dreading the [[TropesAreNotGood extra thirty seconds of "I SEE"]] that were going to be added to [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn every conversation]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:323:Whenever a new character joined [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits my party,]] party]], I ended up dreading the [[TropesAreNotGood extra thirty seconds of "I SEE"]] that were going to be added to [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn every conversation]].]]-]



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* In ''WesternAnimation/SitaSingsTheBlues'', during Sita's short speech after Ravana has kidnapped her, every sentence is interspersed with the same dramatic cut to Ravana reacting in shock and anger.
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]]: When Martha jokes about expecting the Master to be the Doctor's brother, Jack stops and looks at the Doctor as though seriously considering it. The Doctor just finds the situation weird.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SitaSingsTheBlues'', during Sita's short speech after Ravana has kidnapped her, every sentence is interspersed with the same dramatic cut to Ravana reacting in shock and anger.

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