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A character in a comic talks, on and on and on, but the exact content's not important. Or else no one is listening.

Their blathering is given in a Wall of Text--often as the backdrop--but the text is obscured with Speechbubbles Interruption (whether by other speech bubbles, the characters themselves, or some other visual element) so that the reader knows the complete text is not important.

Enough words are usually shown to get the gist of what the character is expressing, although Blah Blah Blah is also common.

Long Speech Tea Time can have actions that obstruct the bubbles.

Examples of Wall of Blather include:


Anime & Manga


Comic Books

  • Used in Gorsky and Butch, mostly for really unimportant stuff but once for the authors' notes, which are extremely plot-relevant. But not only that -- in one scene they talk too much, and the speech bubbles create a traffic jam.


Comic Strips


Fan Works

  • In Turnabout Storm Rarity gets carried away when she gets the idea of making a new suit for Phoenix, and she keeps blathering in the background while Phoenix and Pinkie discuss where to go next.


Films -- Live-Action

  • The credits to Wrongfully Accused, among other Credits Gag, include a section headed "Nobody Cares About These People", which is then scrolled through at about 300% speed.


Video Games

  • In one of the dream sequences in Max Payne, Max answers a phone to be greeted with a stream of meaningless nonsense spoken in his own voice, which is represented in the in-game graphic novel using this trope.


Web Comics

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