🎶 "It's A Story In Rhyme..." 🎶

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:notes: “…Where the negatives and the positives
Make the heavens shine…”
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Watching Sumuru, and the return of the “Speak-In-Rhyme” (to flummox the Mads) subplot got me thinking. Outside of actual musicals and related forms, how many figures in modern pop culture have had speaking in rhyme as their signature thing?

Let’s see. Old comics… I remember Alan Moore’s version of Etrigan. (Don’t know if he used rhyme before that. It’s been awhile.) There was the Leanan sídhe (evil seductress) from Matt Wagner’s Mage comics in the 80s. Two-Edge in Elfquest spoke in rhyme, too.

Oh, dear. I hope this doesn’t mean that Jonah and Emily must morph into weird double-dealing demons, or giant 2-D versions of themselves (!!!), to escape the Mads. I mean, do we even have the budget for that?

Anyway, who else am I forgetting?

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NO MORE RHYMES!

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Fezzik in The Princess Bride

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Dammit! Just beaten!

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WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!!!

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…much like poor Shirley Eaton…

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Nipsey Russell did it frequently.

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To get back to the original question… the spells in Doctor Strange used to be invoked with rhyming couplets, and this is a general trope with spell casting, and pretty well falls under your “invoke demons” umbrella. So I guess we’re looking for not spell casting and not singing…

Dr. Seuss wrote in rhyme, therefore his characters spoke in it much of the time.

I suppose Batman’s Riddler often does as well, though more a byproduct of what he’s compelled to do, which is to lay out his plan in a way that Batman can find a clue.

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My error was in my delay.

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I’ll let you off on a warning, just for today.

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Anybody want a peanut?

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And that Shirley Eaton was no Shirley Clay… :trumpet:

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Rudy Ray Moore of Dolemite fame comes to mind. He’s known as the Godfather of Rap for a reason!

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But… how tall was he? He was, like 80’ tall or something, right?

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Eventually, yeah!

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Every Transformers fan’s favorite Transformer to hate, Wheelie, spoke exclusively in rhyme.

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Wordsworth from the Heathcliff cartoon show spoke in rhyme.

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Eminem in 8 mile.

Ducks to avoid tomatoes

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50 cent in Get rich or die trying.

Starts eating tomatoes off the floor, cause I could be here for a while

Not Vanilla Ice ?! ?!

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