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* [[TheIgor Igors]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are expected to lisp, and almost all of the "classic" ones do so. Though sometimes they lose it when under stress or trying to explain something complicated. Or simply expressing a sentence with excessive sibilants. Possibly because their master protested being sprayed with spittle.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/GalleySlave": Professor Ninheimer normally hesitates in the middle of sentences, but when he begins ranting to Dr Calvin after the court case about his fear of [[JobStealingRobot robots taking over for writers/artists]], he drops the hesitation due to anger.
* ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
[[TheIgor Igors]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are expected to lisp, and almost all of the "classic" ones do so. Though sometimes they lose it when under stress or trying to explain something complicated. Or simply expressing a sentence with excessive sibilants. Possibly because their master protested being sprayed with spittle.

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* A sad real-life example: on ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', Afghanistan veteran Timothy Poe auditioned as a country singer. He spoke with a stutter that he claimed was a result of a brain injury from an RPG. His audition went perfectly, and at the end he spoke a full sentence without stuttering, which was seen by the audience and judges as a miracle. After the episode aired, it came out that Poe had lied about his service record and never received such an injury, so it is reasonable to assume that his speech impediment was also faked.


Related to BuffySpeak and SophisticatedAsHell, which can overlap if the person is known for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words,]] but starts to trip up after a while. Similarly, instances can fall into MixedMetaphor, {{Metaphorgotten}}, IceCreamKoan, and several other 'failed' attempts at verbal tics.

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Related to BuffySpeak and SophisticatedAsHell, which can overlap if the person is known for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness big words,]] but starts to trip up after a while. Similarly, instances can fall into MixedMetaphor, {{Metaphorgotten}}, IceCreamKoan, and several other 'failed' attempts at verbal tics.
tics. See also AlternateCatchphraseInflection where someone says their catchphrase (not necessarily a verbal tic) but in a different tone of voice than usual.


* Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a speech/typing quirk centered on the number eight. She substitutes "8" for both the letter "b" and for the "ate" sound. (For example, she would spell "be great" as "8e gr8" instead.) And if she repeats something, even punctuation, she repeats it eight times. But when Vriska gets upset, [[InvertedTrope her quirk goes into overdrive]] and she just replaces random letters with "8" willy-nilly. And at one point, she shouts at someone she's romantically interested in, but ends the sentence with only ''seven'' exclamation points.

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* Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a speech/typing quirk centered on the number eight. She substitutes "8" for both the letter "b" and for the "ate" sound. (For example, she would spell "be great" as "8e gr8" instead.) And if she repeats something, even punctuation, she repeats it eight times. But when Vriska gets upset, [[InvertedTrope her quirk goes into overdrive]] and she just replaces random letters with "8" willy-nilly. And at one point, she shouts at someone she's romantically interested in, but ends the sentence with only ''seven'' ''nine'' exclamation points.points. [[https://www.homestuck.com/story/2733 Much to her horror.]]


->'''Crackotage:''' Movie night is my favorite night. I think it is my favorite night!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Silent Rip:''' Are you even trying anymore?
-->-- ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos in the Classroom"

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Maxie Zeus [[NapoleonDelusion suffers from the delusion that he is Zeus, King of the Gods]] and speaks in a deliberately grandiloquent style. After being defeated by Batman in one story, he remarks that Batman seems to have his scheme "all doped out". Batman comments that that didn't sound like a god, and he wonders how much of Zeus' insanity is just an act. Zeus replies "It pleases me to leave you wondering, mortal".

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* Vriska Serket from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has a speech/typing quirk centered on the number eight. She substitutes "8" for both the letter "b" and for the "ate" sound. (For example, she would spell "be great" as "8e gr8" instead.) And if she repeats something, even punctuation, she repeats it eight times. But when Vriska gets upset, [[InvertedTrope her quirk goes into overdrive]] and she just replaces random letters with "8" willy-nilly. And at one point, she shouts at someone she's romantically interested in, but ends the sentence with only ''seven'' exclamation points.
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->'''Crackotage:''' Movie night is my favorite night. I think it is my favorite night!
->''[beat]''
->'''Silent Rip:''' Are you even trying anymore?
-->-- ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos In The Classroom"

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->'''Crackotage:''' Movie night is my favorite night. I think it is my favorite night!
->''[beat]''
->'''Silent
night!\\
''[beat]''\\
'''Silent
Rip:''' Are you even trying anymore?
-->-- ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos In The in the Classroom"



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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Son]]'', a (male) Roman sneaks into the Gaulish village dressed as a nanny, in an attempt to abduct a child. 'His' speech is always prefaced with ''(Falsetto)'' to signify his disguise. When he got mocked for being clobbered by the baby, (Who had gained super strength from the potion) his ''(Falsetto)'' dropped to snap at the mocker.
* In ''I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League'', Blue Beetle is shocked when Etrigan, a rhyming demon, says something that doesn't rhyme. He was also surprised at a weak, reaching rhyme earlier.

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* [[TheIgor Igors]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are expected to lisp, and almost all of the 'classic' ones do so. Though sometimes they lose it when under stress or trying to explain something complicated.
** Or simply expressing a sentence with excessive sibilants. Possibly because their master protested being sprayed with spittle.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', with the Man Who Speaks Only In Anagrams:
-->'''Palin''': Ah, Ring Kichard, yes... but surely that's not an anagram, that's a {{Spoonerism}}.\\
'''Idle''': If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off.
* A ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' MonsterOfTheWeek references it (but doesn't fall into it) when a Ranger is resisting his hate spell.
-->'''Hate Master''': "Would you give in already!? Doing this is no snap! It really isn't easy talking all the time in rap!"

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* Jaiver, one of the [=COs=] from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Dual Strike'', doesn't quite speak in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, but certainly uses a lot of archaic terms and references to honour and combat. Near the end of the game, he starts to flub it up.
-->Ho, Sir Clone of Sir Kanbei! I challenge your honor on the...er...field of honor!
-->Let my sword and shield save the day from villainy most...villainous! Huzzah!
* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''. [[BigBad Gruntilda]] speaks in rhyme for the entirety of the first game and during a portion of the second game's opening cutscenes before her sisters force her to stop rhyming. She then speaks entirely normally for the rest of the second game without even going through a period of decay, implying that her tendency to rhyme before was entirely manufactured, if not well manufactured.

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* Crackotage, one of the ''Cheat Commandos'' from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, usually speaks in rhyme. As the page quote shows, though, he starts to get lazy after a while. He stopped rhyming entirely after being fired from the Cheat Commandos, and started again after he got his job back, implying that he thinks of it as part of his job (ignoring the fact that rhyming was what got him fired in the first place).

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Timmy outwits a sickeningly sweet Alien Invasion by making them so angry they start fumbling their rhymes, which breaks Cosmo and Wanda from their hypnosis, letting Timmy make a wish to help the allergic-to-cute Yugopotamians defeat them.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Son]]'', a (male) Roman sneaks into the Gaulish village dressed as a nanny, in an attempt to abduct a child. 'His' "His" speech is always prefaced with ''(Falsetto)'' to signify his disguise. When he got gets mocked for being clobbered by the baby, (Who had baby (who has gained super strength from the potion) potion), his ''(Falsetto)'' dropped drops to snap at the mocker.
* In ''I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League'', Blue Beetle is shocked when Etrigan, a rhyming demon, says something that doesn't rhyme. He was is also surprised at a weak, reaching rhyme earlier.

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earlier.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* [[TheIgor Igors]] in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are expected to lisp, and almost all of the 'classic' "classic" ones do so. Though sometimes they lose it when under stress or trying to explain something complicated.
**
complicated. Or simply expressing a sentence with excessive sibilants. Possibly because their master protested being sprayed with spittle.

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
spittle.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', with the Man Who Speaks Only In in Anagrams:
-->'''Palin''': -->'''Palin:''' Ah, Ring Kichard, yes... but surely that's not an anagram, that's a {{Spoonerism}}.\\
'''Idle''': '''Idle:''' If you're going to split hairs, I'm going to piss off.
* A ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' MonsterOfTheWeek references it (but doesn't fall into it) when a Ranger is resisting his hate spell.
-->'''Hate Master''': "Would Master:''' Would you give in already!? Doing this is no snap! It really isn't easy talking all the time in rap!"

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rap!
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Jaiver, one of the [=COs=] from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Dual Strike'', doesn't quite speak in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, but certainly uses a lot of archaic terms and references to honour honor and combat. Near the end of the game, he starts to flub it up.
-->Ho, -->'''Jaiver:''' Ho, Sir Clone of Sir Kanbei! I challenge your honor on the...the... er...field f ield of honor!
-->Let
honor!\\\
'''Jaiver:''' Let
my sword and shield save the day from villainy most...most... villainous! Huzzah!
* Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]''.''VideoGame/BanjoTooie''. [[BigBad Gruntilda]] speaks in rhyme for the entirety of the first game and during a portion of the second game's opening cutscenes before her sisters force her to stop rhyming. She then speaks entirely normally for the rest of the second game without even going through a period of decay, implying that her tendency to rhyme before was entirely manufactured, if not well manufactured.

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manufactured.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Crackotage, one of the ''Cheat Commandos'' "Cheat Commandos" from WebAnimation/HomestarRunner, ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', usually speaks in rhyme. As the page quote shows, though, he starts to get lazy after a while. He stopped stops rhyming entirely after being fired from the Cheat Commandos, and started starts again after he got gets his job back, implying that he thinks of it as part of his job (ignoring the fact that rhyming was is what got him fired in the first place).

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place).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy outwits a sickeningly sweet Alien Invasion by making them so angry they start fumbling their rhymes, which breaks Cosmo and Wanda from their hypnosis, letting Timmy make a wish to help the allergic-to-cute Yugopotamians defeat them.



-->'''T-Bot:''' T-Bot doesn't know failure! Will, uh... Lock you... In a trailer!

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-->'''T-Bot:''' T-Bot doesn't know failure! Will, uh... Lock lock you... In in a trailer!



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' Zecora normally RhymesOnADime. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation "A Health of Information"]] she gets sick with swamp fever and starts failing to rhyme [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness as her condition worsens]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Zecora normally RhymesOnADime. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation "A "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation A Health of Information"]] Information]]", she gets sick with swamp fever and starts failing to rhyme [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness as her condition worsens]].


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-->'''Zecora:''' [coughs] That's marvelous, Fluttershy. I am quite impressed. While you are gone on your journey, I'll try not to be... worried.\\

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-->'''Zecora:''' [coughs] ''[coughs]'' That's marvelous, Fluttershy. I am quite impressed. While you are gone on your journey, I'll try not to be... worried.\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' Zecora normally RhymesOnADime. In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E18AHealthOfInformation "A Health of Information"]] she gets sick with swamp fever and starts failing to rhyme [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness as her condition worsens]].
-->'''Zecora:''' [coughs] That's marvelous, Fluttershy. I am quite impressed. While you are gone on your journey, I'll try not to be... worried.\\
'''Fluttershy:''' ''[gasps]'' Oh, no. Zecora, you didn't rhyme! You must be getting worse.\\
'''Zecora:''' Oh. No, no, no, not at all. Something... something... ball? ''[sneezes]''


-->''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos In The Classroom"

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-->''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', -->-- ''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos In The Classroom"


-->''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Commandos In The Classroom]]''

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-->''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Commandos -->''WebAnimation/CheatCommandos'', "Commandos In The Classroom]]''
Classroom"


* Jaiver, one of the [=COs=] from ''AdvanceWars: Dual Strike'', doesn't quite speak in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, but certainly uses a lot of archaic terms and references to honour and combat. Near the end of the game, he starts to flub it up.

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* Jaiver, one of the [=COs=] from ''AdvanceWars: ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Dual Strike'', doesn't quite speak in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, but certainly uses a lot of archaic terms and references to honour and combat. Near the end of the game, he starts to flub it up.


* In ''MegasXLR'', T-Bot, an obvious homage/parody of Mr. T, speaks constantly in rhymes. ("Feared as the baddest, the maddest, the worst you ever haddest bot in the quadrant!") His second-last line isn't quite as impressive.

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* In ''MegasXLR'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', T-Bot, an obvious homage/parody of Mr. T, speaks constantly in rhymes. ("Feared as the baddest, the maddest, the worst you ever haddest bot in the quadrant!") His second-last line isn't quite as impressive.


* In ''[[{{Asterix}} Asterix and Son]]'', a (male) Roman sneaks into the Gaulish village dressed as a nanny, in an attempt to abduct a child. 'His' speech is always prefaced with ''(Falsetto)'' to signify his disguise. When he got mocked for being clobbered by the baby, (Who had gained super strength from the potion) his ''(Falsetto)'' dropped to snap at the mocker.

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* In ''[[{{Asterix}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Asterix}} Asterix and Son]]'', a (male) Roman sneaks into the Gaulish village dressed as a nanny, in an attempt to abduct a child. 'His' speech is always prefaced with ''(Falsetto)'' to signify his disguise. When he got mocked for being clobbered by the baby, (Who had gained super strength from the potion) his ''(Falsetto)'' dropped to snap at the mocker.

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