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Purple Prose

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })There are times within the life of any teller of tales (not including the Private Eye Monologue that Film Noir is so fond of) in which they are faced with a situation not most dire but not far removed: the writing, while not lacking in such delightful virtues as a sturdy coherent plot or rich characterization, is supremely dry and uninteresting to read.
In response, the writer chooses to indulge in the writing technique known to gentlefolk as Purple Prose, wherein the writing becomes much more florid, eschewing quotidian sentences for elaborate concatenation of phrases and clauses. On occasion, such racks of ornament can be despicable, with the scintillating adjectives bewildering the reader and obfuscating the subject.note Even looking words up in a dictionary doesn't always help; perpetrators of purple prose are notorious for Malapropism, especially when they trust their thesauri. In the worst case scenario, such prose will reduce readers to skim-reading for fear of trudging through pages and pages of mundane description slowly and painfully, just as violet-tinted patches on a garment incompatibly hued are agonizing for a human being's photon detectors.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The writing style is named after a quote by Roman poet Horace (65-8 BC, making this Older Than Feudalism), who compared writing such prose to sewing purple patches to clothing. This practice was a common means to show pretentiousness in wealth since purple dye was an expensive rarity. "Purple Patches" is used when the writer only occasionally breaks into purple, like scintillating arrays of diamonds appearing incongruously in mire, which can make much of the text more readable but less consistent, so the reader is jolted from one style to the other. (Consistent purple prose at least lets the reader get into the swing of things.)
Several excellent examples, things of beauty and confusion, can be found on the quotes page. This trope does not cover works in a florid but not intrusive style — the sacrifice of Utility on the altar of Eloquence is an essential feature of Purple Prose. It should also be noted that Purple Prose usually pairs flamboyant vocabulary with fairly plain grammar (that can get outright primitive in extreme cases) which differentiates it from true Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness. Bear in mind that Tropes Are Tools. Some of the examples below are intentional: the Purple Prose is a stylistic choice, a comedic turn or in aid of characterisation.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Compare contrastingly with the phenomenon given the appellation of Beige Prose. Seek furthermore the silicon entries known as: Walls of Text, Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, and Meaningless Meaningful Words. Mills and Boon Prose is a Sub-Trope; furthermore, that affliction known as Said Bookism is a customary peculiarity of this mode of communication. The most rococo of Narrative Filigree may a'times shade into this. Some communications open on the traditional Dark and Stormy Night. When narrators characterise their visual appearance via a Description in the Mirror, the resultant prose oftentimes can be purple. See also Name That Unfolds Like Lotus Blossom, for when this is applied to names.
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Rorschach's journal in Watchmen is very flowery, especially compared with his near-Hulk Speak. This stems from it being a Stream Of Consciousness — and having poetic elements. Rorschach is nothing if not... layered.
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Wirt from Over the Garden Wall slips into overwrought amateur poetry in moments of strong emotion.
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Brutally parodied in the intentionally So Bad, It's Good Fetish Retardant poem, "Hortus Conclusus" (very, very Not Safe for Work, or anywhere else, really). Any work that compares an erect penis to a swollen pustule is really trying too hard.
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Hellsinker is usually filled to the brim with these but perhaps the most notable and most cryptic is the text that appears at the end of the Rex Cavalier battle.
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The Kingdom Hearts fan fiction community is worse. "Vertical. Meat. Pistol." Those Lacking Spines parodies such over(ab)used description with the Overly Detailed Purple Description Mode™.
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The Company of Myself not only contains such Purple Prose, because even the preloader and the volume control have it.
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This is one of the cornerstones of Wizard People, Dear Reader; cranked Up to Eleven for purposes of satire.
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Many of Tolkien's unfinished/unreleased works that were later published by his son in anthologies like The Silmarillion or The History of Middle-earth suffer far more from the syndrome; some even come with footnotes for all the archaic words, and several of them are tedious to read. This is because most of them were very early works, most of them unfinished, unpolished and unreviewed drafts.
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Shadow of Rome has many characters which talk like this, probably not surprising since Shakespeare's Roman plays had a big influence here. An example:
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YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG: Alex tends to be excessively wordy, especially when he monologues, which happens often. Early in the game he describes an elevator by saying it "...shook, vibrating with motion." There are other characters in the game that can be fairly wordy themselves, but Alex speaks like that more often, and it's more noticeable as he's the protagonist.
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Empowered - Lo, the Caged Demonwolf doth speak in a hue most violet! Adam Warren writes his dialogue with the aid of a thesaurus.
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Frasier Crane, from Cheers and Frasier, often speaks in elaborate prose. His brother Niles Crane and his radio host co-worker and restaurant-reviewer Gil Chesterton also speak in a similarly long-winded and overly-indulgent manner.
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He mocks it in The Belgariad and The Malloreon as well. Any time someone starts using thee and thou a lot, it's like the character's brain temporarily rewires itself into a Mimbrate resulting in them waxing lyrical about the most mundane things. It's taken to such Running Gag lengths that, at one point, even Zakath is afflicted by the "curse".
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In Great Expectations, the reader is constantly told how beautiful Estella is every time she appears. We get it, Dickens — Estella is really beautiful. We heard you the first time.
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Many item descriptions in the Dark Souls-franchise use rather flowery language to describe simple concepts. Sometimes this is played for laughs, such as the following item from Dark Souls III:
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iCarly fanfic which is normally known for being very simple at the best of times, had a bizarre outbreak of this in anticipation of the episode iThink They Kissed. It eventually got a Deconstruction Fic: Transcending The Definitions and the trend died out after the episode aired.
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Raising Arizona: All of the dialogue is stylized, with HI's narration being particularly purple in spite of him being a slack-jawed ex-con. Some critics, including Roger Ebert, called out the unrealistic speaking style of the characters in their original reviews.
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Kei Shigema's Lunar Silver Star Story: The Call of the Wind, an adaptation of the Lunar: The Silver Star game, is rife with this. As an example:
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Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War - Indeed, that's the way the narrator and everyone else in the series speaks. Such speech is usual in the setting. Indeed, everyone speaks in purple, except the Orks.
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Miss Perky's novel in 10 Things I Hate About You is a hilarious send-up of this.
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Les Misérables has even more of it. For example, Hugo spends fifteen pages taking about the Paris sewer system, and six pages describing why one of the main characters was Driven to Suicide.
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Philippe shows hints of this in Intouchables, when dictating a poem to the woman he corresponds with. He is obviously a cultured man, but a great poet he is not - the poem is made of a lot of boring comparisons and little else.
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The Harry Potter fanfic A Mary Sue Alphabet parodies this, along with many other Mary Sue tropes:
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Our Miss Brooks: As befits his Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness, Walter Denton often packs his newspaper editorials and other compositions with purple prose.
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Moon Daughter'' is full of this, with the narrator going into painstaking detail about almost every outfit worn by anyone. The other narration is also like this sometimes.
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Don Quixote: Parodied and Lampshaded. Cervantes achieved the rare miracle of having a florid style that is clearly understandable. But he recognized and denounced this trope: In the Chapter I Part I, Cervantes explains us that Alonso Quijano went crazy because he tried to understand the purple prose found in the chivalry books:
Another example that uses a style perhaps not as exaggerated as some examples of purple prose, but certainly is overdeveloped and fancy. In Chapter II, Part I, Don Quixote begins his adventure getting up early and riding Rocinante through the countryside of Montiel. Obviously, this brief description is very boring and short. So Don Quixote imagines how some wise wizard will write the beginning of his adventure:
The translation doesn't do justice to the sheer purpleness of the Spanish original, though.
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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for the Nintendo DS is an overly talky RPG that will take 10-minutes to present a cutscene that could have easily been reduced to a line or two without losing a single bit of relevant information. It's an enjoyable enough game otherwise.
The original Golden Sun and The Lost Age suffered from the same problem; not to mention a tendency for Kraden to prance about Narrating the Obvious.
Golden Sun and TLA have scripts that, between them, come out to something like two or three times the word count of Metal Gear Solid.
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Justified in the first trilogy of Kushiel's Legacy - it's written from the point of view of Phedre, who would naturally talk that way because of her upbringing. Sidonie snarks in a love letter to Imriel that she was trying to write him in the style of great love poetry, but couldn't pull it off.
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The Neon Genesis Evangelion fic Spacedust and Chaos: A Requiem, which tries to become even more of a Mind Screw than its source material.
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The Powerpuff Girls - Mojo Jojo. Some of his dialogue is this; other times it just sounds like it because of the Department of Redundancy Department.
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Homestuck high uses multi-syllable words at every opportunity, never in the correct context. We're talking "eviscerated" for "said" and "luggaged" for "walked". The similes are no better:
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Final Fantasy XII has a generally straightforward, albeit poetic script. But the Bestiary entries are horribly, horribly guilty of this, especially the 100% Completion alternate texts that delve into Ivalician culture and history. The help box when going against the magic pot turns its basic claims "Gimme Elixir" into hammy Shakespearean dialogue:
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Final Fantasy XIV: Most of the characters you meet speak in a Shakespearean manner, but Urianger, one of the members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, takes this Up to Eleven, talking like this constantly. As Thancred, another member, points out in Shadowbringers, he likes to "paint pictures with his words".
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World of Warcraft: Install the FlagRSP or MyRolePlay add-on, login to any role-playing server, and look at player character descriptions. A lot of them fall into either short and badly written without a single word spelled right, or a Purple Prose laden opus about luscious bosoms, voluptuous curves and delicate eyelashes, especially if you happened to look for players in areas frequented by Mary Sues, such as Goldshire, Stormwind's Cathedral Square, or Silvermoon. There are at least two blogs here and here devoted to poking fun at such descriptions. However, "almost◊" is the key word there.
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The Secret River mostly plays this straight, but also parodies it with the letter to Lord Hawkesbury (giving us such phrases as "the pillow of compassion") and Loveday ("we must grasp the nettle, painful though it may be, or else surrender this country to treacherous savages"). The latter isn't even much purpler than most of the text, it's only comic because most of the other characters are far more succinct than the narrator.
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The original Golden Sun and The Lost Age suffered from the same problem; not to mention a tendency for Kraden to prance about Narrating the Obvious.
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Takamachi Nanoha Of 2814 deliberately uses Purple Prose to describe how Vita views Hayate (i.e., like a literal goddess). The author states that doing so was rather painful for him and that he can't possibly understand how fan fiction writers can stand using this so often, reasoning that they have some sort of "anti-talent".
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The Big Bang Theory: Played hilariously straight by "Leo", Sheldon's "recovering drug-addicted cousin" (who's actually a theater minor) when he starts to described how he "was abused by a chaplain during his teens." Penny still buys it, though.
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Noted by John in The Keys Stand Alone: The Soft World after he and Paul read a rather overwritten brochure for the Flying Island of Tipaan resort.
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Gabrielle in Xena: Warrior Princess had a habit of this while chronicling the adventures of Xena. In one episode, Aphrodite puts a spell on Gabrielle's blank paper causing it to act similarly to a Literal Genie, causing whatever she writes to come true. Hilarity Ensues, sending Xena on a long fishing trip and confounding Gabrielle, Joxer, Aphrodite, and even Ares until they finally figure out how to break the spell, by describing events as plainly as possible.
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Purple Prose is practically the first language of Rose Lalonde of Homestuck, who extensively uses it (both literally and figuratively) when talking over the IM client Pesterchum. A notorious instance is her wizardly writing journal (later a popular book series post-Reset Button), "Complacency of the Learned", written entirely in purple text or as she would put it, "velvet". Another outstanding example is her GameFAQs walkthrough for Sburb. The game is trying to kill you! Your audience could be DEAD by the time they get through your longwinded introduction! And this is after she went to the effort of keeping it "short".
Colonel Sassacre's Daunting Text of Magical Frivolity and Practical Japery is literally heavy with this.
The introductions ofeach character slip into this, for comedic purposes. Lampshaded with Karkat's introduction
Author Andrew Hussie seems very fond of it in general, at least on the web, especially on moments like when Rose went Grimdark.
Reading his blog, complete with an epic struggle with online spam messages to obtain a free meal at Olive Garden, should give you a great idea.
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A Donald Duck story "Insomnia in Duckburg" has Donald's prose as this in-universe. Weaponized as a cure for insomnia.
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Irregular Webcomic!: Utilized effectively with the deliberate goal of provoking a response of comedic familiarity in the audience, alongside a conscious acknowledgment of purple prose in the role of an artistic device, within the hereby linked strip.
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The news section of Penny Arcade is often full of purple prose about Tycho's current thoughts on gaming, mainly in the form of very convoluted metaphors. He sometimes depends on readers being quite literate. Sometimes he does give out some helpful links explaining what he's talking about.
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Deadwood: E.B. Farnum and Alma Garret spout almost nothing but purple prose. Thankfully, Al Sweringen is there to balance it out. So do Merrick, Cy Tolliver, Calamity Jane (albeit very dark purple)... hell, the show practically runs off the stuff.
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Max Payne - As a character, Max talks normally. While doing narration, Max loves this, in the Film Noir style in which the game is a homage of.
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Vaarsuvius in The Order of the Stick talks like whenever he/she feels strongly about anything.
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In Sinfest, Slick goes for extended metaphor when approaching Monique.
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The description of Tenuto Village from Eternal Sonata is so much of this.
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Many fan fiction writers in The Magnificent Seven create very violet prose for the dialogue of Ezra Standish. While his character did have a larger vocabulary than the rest, many writers make him sound like he swallowed a thesaurus.
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Turnabout Storm has Twilight's cringe-worthy ancient book on law, which comes with gems such as "Smithe thy prosecuting knave and make the whelp feel thy wrath of the glorious voice of justice".
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Fifty Shades of Grey uses this a lot, which clashes with unbelievably crass sexual language.
"You beguile me, Christian. Completely overwhelm me. I feel like Icarus flying too close to the sun."
"Placing my head on my knees, I let the irrational tears fall unrestrained. I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was – my dashed hopes, dashed dreams, and my soured expectations."
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Flowers in the Attic seriously Corrine takes forever explaining about her family's wealth. She actually takes up three pages describing how rich her family is. They do have a long train journey but still...
Which becomes hilarious in the film adaptation where Corrine just uses two sentences to do this. But when she comes to describe the attic itself, that's where the Purple Prose comes in. And funnily enough she didn't use it in the book.
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The Confusions of Young Törless. The plot sounds interesting at first, and it isn't very long, but even the basic fact that these two young boys liked to sleep with a prostitute was stretched out for pages. And pages. And pages.
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Virtually everything written on Songun Blog (with a touch of Engrish thrown in for good measure). It's a wonder the author was able to keep it up for so long.
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Unseen Academicals has Mr Nutt, an erudite goblin/orc who uses purple prose as his main form of speech. Being a Terry Pratchett book, this is Played for Laughs.
A good example is when Trev Likely is trying to write a poem for Juliet (which is going along the lines of, "I think you're really fit, want to go out on a date? (No Hanky Panky, promise)" and gets Nutt to help him make it more poetic. Nutt writes a 3 page poem about her beauty, which Juliet can't make heads or tails of so she gets her friend Glenda (who Nutt has a crush on) to translate it (which she does to Trev's original piece). Glenda suspects though that Nutt anticipated this and that the long flowery poem was meant for her.
A few of the early Discworld works feature a paragraph or two of metaphor, describing the Disc in some way before the narrator losses track of the metaphor and it becomes a Brick Joke for the rest of the book.
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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon's localisation in general leaned very much in this direction, especially compared to its predecessors. While generally very entertaining, some parts and characters (like Navarre) speaking in such a way sort of feel out of place.
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The writers of The X-Files were very fond of giving Mulder and Scully convoluted, over-worded monologues, even when the monologue was supposed to be the text of an official case report. They also enjoyed cramming it with Fauxlosophical Narration for good measure. One has to wonder how their bosses felt about having to read those things.
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Dungeons & Dragons: The 1st Edition Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide, penned by Mr. Gygax himself, are rife with what is endearingly known as High Gygaxian: "While as strict in their prosecution of law and order, characters of lawful good alignment follow these precepts to improve the common weal." It's a major point of contention between diehard 1st Edition fans and everybody else who plays the game. Possibly we can see the effect of Mr. Gygax's deep admiration of Jack Vance.
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In Dwarf Fortress, necromancers will write books, often about themselves, and the book can be described with "the writing is excessively ornate".
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The Venture Bros.:
Doc Venture does this in an episode where he's trying to find a lost wreck using an underwater robot. He's narrating into a tape recorder everything that happens, making everything as grandiose as possible, including rewinding the tape and recording over something that he felt wasn't elaborate enough. Almost all of his lines from the episode are purple prose.
Phantom Limb is also somewhat fond of this — so much so that Baron Ünderbheit suggests they rename their new villain's union The Purple Prose.
This doubles as a Stealth Pun, as they were also professional villains who wore purple.
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In an episode of iZombie, Liv eats the brain of an artist and becomes unable to describe things in anything but the most flowery terms, the kind that a passionate artist might use when describing a scene. When Clive asks her to just tell him what color shirt the guy is wearing, she replies "cerulean", causing him to look at her like she's insane. After all, any normal person would just say "blue".note That line also counts as a genius bonus for artists: The range of hues that most people call blue, artists split into two colors, cyan and true blue. Cerulean is a specific hue between the two, which also happens to be one of the major pigments used by painters. To an artist, it's essentially the difference between saying something is red-yellow-ish and saying it's orange.
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When Pat Garrett decided to write "The Authentic Life Of Billy The Kid" he employed journalist Ash Upson to help him along. The unfortunate result is passages of Garrett's dry writing interspersed with terrible flowery writing from Upson, making the whole thing a rather painful read. (Some of Upson's passages are quoted in the Young Guns movie.)
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Bastian from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance speaks like this, combined with Gratuitous Iambic Pentameter.
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There was an Avatar: The Last Airbender fanfic where, in the space of a single chapter, Zuko's eyes were golden, amber, honey-colored, flame, and golden again. But never yellow, nope.
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While Cultist Simulator isn't excessively purple, it leans that way. So it's playfully mocked in the Exile's story; they have no time for the ramblings of dedicated occultists.
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This seeps into some of protagonist Makoto Naegi's narrations in nearly all translations of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, though conveying the gravity of the situation probably wouldn't be possible otherwise. While he's describing Sayaka's last message, Kyoko dryly calls him a poet.
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In Continuum, Sonya Valentine is so fond of grandiloquent language that Kiera Cameron is able to determine that a Liber 8 press release wasn’t written by Sonya because it wasn’t pompous enough.
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A common criticism of Winter Voices is that the prose, while decent, tends to be overbearing and overly complicated in some sections of the game, which does not work well at all when paired with the game's occasionally poor translation. Though it's still not as bad as some other examples, and some fans actually like the writing style.
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Dies Irae is perhaps one of the most word-filled visual novels ever written, to the point that it was many years assumed as untranslatable because of the writing style of the author. This is especially true for anything ever said by Mercurius or Reinhard, the former of which once hangs a lampshade on the fact as he rambles two pages worth of text about his choice of words only to admit at the end that he could have summarized the text as "I talk too much".
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Cerebus the Aardvark - The purple prose in the Jaka's Story and Reads arcs is intentional. In Jaka's Story, it's meant to be written by an Oscar Wilde Captain Ersatz. The prose in Reads is a slightly more snarkified version of Sim's own writing; where it is not purple, it can be suffocatingly verbose.
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In the Steven Universe episode "Love Letters", Jamie, aspiring actor and mailman, falls in Love at First Sight with Garnet and writes her a long, verbose love letter (that sounds like something out of Shakespeare). Garnet doesn't reciprocate his feelings, writing him a note back in Beige Prose. However Steven and Connie don't want to break Jamie's heart, so they write a long letter inspired by soap operas. Unfortunately, Jamie misunderstands the letter and thinks that "Garnet" returns his feelings. He then comes and proclaims his love for her, again using this trope (and Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe), outside in the rain.
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Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade: Sain speaks purple prose as his second language, especially around women. He mostly does it to show off.
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon's localisation in general leaned very much in this direction, especially compared to its predecessors. While generally very entertaining, some parts and characters (like Navarre) speaking in such a way sort of feel out of place.
Fire Emblem Awakening's Virion. Especially noticeable when juxtaposed with Sully's candid attitude.
Bastian from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance speaks like this, combined with Gratuitous Iambic Pentameter.
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My Inner Life. The author seems to have an extremely unhealthy obsession with Link's blue eyes.
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Hyde of The Glass Scientists lapses into purple prose when describing his favourite environment, the slums ("the oily underbelly") of London.
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The Lord of the Rings also played around with the concept. Text written from the perspective of the Hobbits is notably simpler in vocabulary and structure than those centering around Aragorn, Gandalf, the Elves, and others, reflecting their simpler origins compared to the "grander" Elves and Men.
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Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, by the same studio, is set in Victorian London and is rife with this trope.
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Foucault's Pendulum had a pathological aversion to describing simple action. The other novels by Umberto Eco, and some of his essay books, are no better.
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Optimus from Transformers: Prime takes his time to make every line sound as grandiose and verbose as possible, even in the heat of battle. In one scene, him saying the single word "No" as a response to a question was used as a gag. However, many fans are of the opinion that this makes him seem more like an unintentionally comedic caricature of Optimus Prime.
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Final Fantasy X-2: If you wanted 100% Completion in you had to listen to every single word of Maechen's long-winded and rather purple lectures, without pressing anything on your controller to advance the dialogue on-screen, even during the long pauses where the game prompts you to interject!
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Don Armado, the "braggart" from Love's Labour's Lost, speaks (and writes) in a combination of this and Department of Redundancy Department.
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Rocky of Lackadaisy frequently, and randomly, lapses into Purple Prose — or poetry. Rocky, however, is arguably the strangest and quirkiest of the webcomic's characters, and his launching into such monologues emphasizes that. Prime example here.
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Gustav St. Germain in Baccano! speaks in purple prose.
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In Death Note fanfiction, there are very specific words that absolutely scream "Purple Prose!" Some of the worst examples: orbs, obsidian, chocolate (when they refer to Light and not to Mello), honey, raven (as a noun) and panda. Yes, panda. Most people should not be sure why L is a panda, but many people call him one anyway. And while some just say he has panda eyes, others outright call him a freakin' panda.
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An early episode of M*A*S*H plays this for laughs, with Radar taking a correspondence course in writing and producing purple reports (done in voiceover).
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The Night Land: The prose is utterly impenetrable, as the author an over-the-top Victorian style. It also doesn't help that nearly half of the sentences are redundant fluff. Here's the first paragraph (not counting the opening quote), and it's not even close to how convoluted the prose can get:
The redundant fluff reaches such degrees that the abridged version of the story only has one-tenth as many words as the original.
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If you take all the purple prose out of A Tale of Two Cities, the book would be about 50 pages long.
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Skid Row's "In a Darkened Room" dips quite heavily into this, unusually for a post-Hair Metal band (and for themselves as well, considering the rest of their output).
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The writing style in The Trigan Empire was very purple. Probably not since Robert E. Howard wrote that Conan the Barbarian was destined to "Tread the Jewelled thrones of the world beneath his sandalled feet" has there been more overblown verbiage in a piece of popular entertainment. Certainly, not many characters in modern comics "slake their ravening thirst" at waterholes or "feel the icy fingers of terror course down their spines"; but maybe the world of comics and the English language are the poorer for it.
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Criswell's bizarre narration in Plan 9 from Outer Space.
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The Blind Bruiser in spinoff Sunless Sea tends to fall into this, combining Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness (including some rather obscure but correctly applied words) and an excessively roundabout, overly polite manner of speech with odd constructions like "honest conveyage" and "bomb vwoyi-arge", informal grammar, Department of Redundancy Department turns of phrase, and the occasional Weird Aside.
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Innumerable character descriptions on Furcadia. It's not uncommon to see character descriptions like: "You see refractive colorless orbs flash with innocence 'neath cilia of ivory. The lamia rotates 'pon husky limbs... audionts alert and oculars a-ripple... fervid canvas of ruby tinge shimmers o'er her hale frame." note Less purple: "You see her innocent eyes flash beneath their lashes. The beast-woman turns on muscled legs ... ears alert and gaze mobile, her red hair shimmering on her healthy body."
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Stella Gibbon's book Cold Comfort Farm is a parody of writers like Thomas Hardy. In an author's note she says that especially verbose passages have been marked with one, two or three asterisks like a travel guide would mark places of interest.
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Many of the lines in Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura fit. Justified, given the setting.
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney:
Everything Luke Atmey says. Ever. To the point that Phoenix has to translate his overly dramatic, verbose ramblings to poor Maya, who's invariably left in the dark.
Redd White loves to speak this way, sometimes even making up words and confusing those who listen to him.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in nearly every chapter provides a long list of the sea life the protagonists encountered in a particular part of the oceans.
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Sometimes used deliberately, and to great effect, in Jeeves and Wooster. Bertie Wooster, our narrator, loves to embellish what he's saying, which becomes hilarious when he starts shoving in the Buffy Speak. The other characters aren't averse to this trope, either:
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The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth parodies it with "urple", a disgusting color that covers everything at the university and can't be gotten rid of.
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The Sheik. Though it's a romance novel written in 1919, so that's kind of to be expected.
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Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy Tactics was re-released on PSP. They retranslated the Engrish translation into this. Many fans of the original translation deride it for replacing the failed drama charm with Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe; others deride it just for being overwrought. And yet others like it or think that its excesses are as amusing as the original's.
Final Fantasy XII has a generally straightforward, albeit poetic script. But the Bestiary entries are horribly, horribly guilty of this, especially the 100% Completion alternate texts that delve into Ivalician culture and history. The help box when going against the magic pot turns its basic claims "Gimme Elixir" into hammy Shakespearean dialogue:
Final Fantasy X: Maechen's long-winded lectures on the history of Spira were met with similar complaints by some fans.
Final Fantasy X-2: If you wanted 100% Completion in you had to listen to every single word of Maechen's long-winded and rather purple lectures, without pressing anything on your controller to advance the dialogue on-screen, even during the long pauses where the game prompts you to interject!
Final Fantasy XIV: Most of the characters you meet speak in a Shakespearean manner, but Urianger, one of the members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn, takes this Up to Eleven, talking like this constantly. As Thancred, another member, points out in Shadowbringers, he likes to "paint pictures with his words".
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As a narrator and in conversation Thomas Mann's Felix Krull can indulge in this. For instance when he explains the hard times his family went through to the draft board he says things like "With a harsh knuckle ruin rapped on our door", acting out the knocking for emphasis.
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Darkest Dungeon has this for anything the narrator says, right from the intro to the last hit on the last boss. Fitting, considering the setting and likely inspiration.
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Atlanta Nights carries this to extremes. Although this is 100% intentional, as the book was intended to be atrocious. Phrases like "the stark, plain, severe starkness of the unadorned walls" can hardly be taken seriously.
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Princess: The Hopeful: The Royal Tongue of the titular Princesses is essentially an entire language of this. The Royal Tounge is possibly the single most dense language in existence, to the point where it's popularly suspected to used magic to compress more information into each syllable, and so even a simple greeting would translate into a more natural language as several sentences praising the joy of meeting new people and expressing how happy the speaker is to make the addressee's acquaintance. It's said that the hardest thing to do in the Royal Tongue is to speak a simple and straightforward sentence.
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The Ben 10: Ultimate Alien fanfics relating to Gwen and Kevin tend to have Purple Prose, either how smoking hot Gwen is (while she is pretty in-universe, Kevin has never called her smoking hot) or how hunky Kevin Levin is, Ben Tennyson the main character of the show isn't even described with purple prose!
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Thirty Hs is essentially nothing but this, including such gems as "wrought from the silver heart of heaven's false promise" and "their hundreds of sweaty simian dongs trailing a now-fetid memory in the rape ape's watering eye". It somehow makes it even more awesome.
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Garth Marenghis Darkplace - Judging from the samplings at the beginning of every episode, Garth Marenghi's writing is full of this. Of course, Marenghi doesn't seem to have a very large vocabulary, leading to an awful lot of repeated words (e.g., padding out a passage by repeating "blood" over and over.) (And bits of sick). By his own admission, he is one of the few people you meet who've written more books than they've read.
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Horatio Hornblower sometimes plays it straight and sometimes Lamp Shades it. The Happy Return has Hornblower mentally describing the morning view of the ocean as "argent and azure" and then laughing at himself because he's been using those exact words every day for the past two weeks. In Lieutenant Hornblower, Forester purple-proses a pulley-and-tackle platform just to point out how much Bush would not see it that way. And in most books, there will be at least a few paragraphs that go into detail about just how beautiful and awesome tall ships look when under sail with no attachment to characterization at all.
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Any Invader Zim fanfiction labelled as angst and/or romance will likely be plagued by this.
Heck, half of all angst and romance fanfiction, particularly those that are labeled as both, is rife with this.
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My Immortal, where the author describes the details of every outfit to the "blud-collord lace" but then goes to IKEA Erotica for all the sex scenes?
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Done on purpose in Loyal Enemies. Elven etiquette requires the outsider to shower the elves with dozens of praises and grandiose names. When Veres talks to the elven king, it comes off as purple prose both to the reader and Shelena, who relays to us the first ten lines or so of titles he bestows upon Lliotarel and then states that Veres droned on in this fashion for five more minutes before finally getting to the point. Shelena likens this verbal output to diarrhea gained by eating pickled herring with milk. The elven king answers in kind, even though he clearly doesn't want to.
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My Ántonia is positively rife with this. Cather does it skillfully, however, and her florid descriptions generally add to the story rather than distracting from it.
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Dear God, don't ask about Edwina's poetry in It's a Wonderful World.
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The characters of Californication refer to an in-universe short story as "too purple", and even spend a minute arguing on the degree of purpleness. One can only assume they're referring to this trope.
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The protagonist of the low-budget sci-fi movie R.O.T.O.R. indulges in this as part of his "cowboy poetry."
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In The Core, the Captain Ersatz Carl Sagan character frequently dictates purple prose into his tape recorder for the book he's writing about their adventures. He even does so when he and his tape recorder are both trapped in a cabin that's about to be blown up by a nuclear bomb 3,000 miles inside the Earth until he suddenly stops, asks the very apt question, "... What the fuck am I doing?" and starts laughing until the bomb explodes.
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Nature's God: The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles, Vol. III by Robert Anton Wilson. The following is a quotation:
If you do not want to slog through that, she's criticizing the book she's reading for its excessive use of purple prose. It's all one sentence, and at the end she finds herself thinking in flowery language too. Chryselephantinely is a Perfectly Cromulent Word — by the time he reaches it he's making fun of the trope. Most of the time his vocabulary is fairly ordinary, but the concepts and scenarios he builds expect that the Viewers Are Geniuses.
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The traffic and sponsor sections of Welcome to Night Vale veer into Purple Prose quite often, as well as Cecil's florid descriptions of Carlos's hair.
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Dear Esther has rather florid narration, which helps contribute to the Mind Screw of it all. Also Lampshaded:
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, by the same studio, is set in Victorian London and is rife with this trope.
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Team Fortress 2 - This edit of "Meet the Spy".
A Delightful Interview with the Expert of Explosives Manufacture and Detonation, An Introduction to the Demolitions Class
Encounter the long-range combatant whose sole purpose is to be used by bragging idiots
Meet the Prestigious and Well-Mannered Soldier
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Final Fantasy X: Maechen's long-winded lectures on the history of Spira were met with similar complaints by some fans.
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Lolita is a justified example: the purple prose is Humbert's, who is an insufferable academic with delusions of grandeur and trying to make himself seem sympathetic. The Purple Prose is really ridiculous at times — he manages to make picking a wedgie seem elegant and gorgeous.
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Ian Watson's novel Draco is just stuffed with purple prose, as is pointed out when the web series If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device reviewed it. A particularly damning example; which describes a lamp, the window in front of the lamp and the pattern of the floor; is read aloud by all in attendance, and sends Emps on a rant about purple prose, goes thusly:
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Conan the Barbarian - As Lovecraft was to horror, Robert E. Howard was to fantasy (not to mention a great deal of other genres). Conan of Cimmeria always "tread the jeweled thrones of the earth beneath his sandalled feet" as opposed to "walked around". Howard's poetic prose is famous in readers of fantasy literature, and like Lovecraft, he was really good at it. Fittingly, Lovecraft and Howard were co-correspondents, and Conan himself fought an Expy or two of Lovecraft deities.
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Twilight and its constant description of Edward's perfect, marble, crystalline, Adonis-like beauty, seductive, velvety-smooth voice and liquid-burning-piercing-gold-topaz eyes. Also, Bella's transformation scene in Breaking Dawn, which takes seventeen pages. Take out all the purple prose and all you have left is the occasional Beige Prose and complaining about Forks' bad weather and residents that aren't magical beings.
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Though Chlorine Grown Roses is mainly written in Beige Prose, characters' clothing is often described in this. It doesn't help that the author devotes entire paragraphs to describing all of the characters' outfits.
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Lampshaded in "Maureen Birnbaum at the Looming Awfulness" (a humorous short story based on the Cthulhu Mythos), when Maureen remarks, "Bitsy, have you noticed that my narrative style has become, like, you know, dated, clumsy, and ornate? That I'm not talking in the airy colloquial phrases for which I'm justly celebrated? That is one of the insidious effects of my brush with...the horror."
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Played with in The Immortal Journey, where the narration in the chapters focused on Leif (a centuries old vampire) is noticeably more flowery and pompous than with Emily or Scott, where the writing style is more coloquial.
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The Avengers fanfiction writers never call Thor and Loki by their actual names. Always "the blond", and "the brunet". Sometimes the other characters (cough Steve Rogers cough) will get this too, but never as bad as Thor and Loki.
Loki gets targeted for a lot of purple prose regarding his eyes as well. Tom Hiddleston does, in fact, have very bright, intriguing eyes, but the amount of time many writers spend on describing Loki's "emerald orbs" is inordinate.
Thor and Loki (and any other Asgardian characters) also tend to get hammered with this, too. These characters often speak in very convoluted, semi-old-fashioned speech similar to ye olde medieval, but many writers make them incomprehensible. Of course, it doesn't help at all that even various comic book writers can't decide on a consistent voice, either.
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Which becomes hilarious in the film adaptation where Corrine just uses two sentences to do this. But when she comes to describe the attic itself, that's where the Purple Prose comes in. And funnily enough she didn't use it in the book.
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Final Fantasy Tactics was re-released on PSP. They retranslated the Engrish translation into this. Many fans of the original translation deride it for replacing the failed drama charm with Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe; others deride it just for being overwrought. And yet others like it or think that its excesses are as amusing as the original's.
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Invoked in Sonic X: Dark Chaos, though the story itself typically averts this. Whenever Demonish is translated for the reader, it's quite flowery and dramatic. Background material indicates that it's also pretty much all Woolseyism too, since Demonish is basically impossible for humans to even speak (let alone translate). This trope is also deliberately invoked whenever a character prays to Maledict or Allysion, with plenty of religious references to go with it.
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The Bolt Chronicles: In universe for the smut fanfic referenced in “The Cameo,” described as “featuring some of the most overripe prose since Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s heyday.” The few oblique references made to the writing fully support this.
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Tailchaser's Song uses this to showcase how cats see the world in comparison to humans. Most people wouldn't find sneezing anything special, yet Tailchaser's Proper Lady crush Hushpad manages to "sneeze delicately"note It makes more sense when you remember that sneezing is used as the cat equivalent of laughter. Another example occurs when Tailchaser sees the elegant Queen Sunback, queen of all the cats, for the first time. The narrative notes that she was "nipping delicately at her hind leg".
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Despoilers of the Golden Empire uses its purple prose to great effect, using lots of scientific and poetic language to help establish it as a science fiction story. It isn't.
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Tokyo Mew Mew No Hope Left has little tidbits here and there. It's usually just Beige Prose, though. Being set in a World of Ham helps.
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In Warrior Cats, this is most noticeable when characters' love interests are described. For example, when Thunder first sees Violet in Path of Stars, it describes how "her fur had the rich darkness of storm clouds", how "her long tail was thick and sleek", and how "her ears were wide and soft, framing her pretty face perfectly".
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Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: Uncle's description by Claire when he calls her over to discuss her princess's abilities:
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This is Geoffrey Chaucer's job in A Knight's Tale.
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The Inheritance Cycle is simply filled with such a profuse amount of prose with red-blue coloration. A typical example occurs on Page 27 of Brisingr:
Paolini would never say "Saphira flew for a day and a night" when he could instead write: "She flew nonstop until the sun had traversed the dome of the sky and extinguished itself behind the horizon and then burst forth again with a glorious conflagration of reds and yellows."
A drinking game based on Inheritance has been floating around the Internet for a while: One shot per outlandish simile, two shots per Accidental Innuendo and three for for every simple thing described in great detail. To quote "scary_viking" on Impish Idea: "It would be dangerous even with water - your electrolytes would deplete and you'd die. Might be survivable with Propel, though."
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Invoked by Natalie Wynn on ContraPoints when she adopts the persona of a renaissance-era European philosopher named Foppington.
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The Elfen Lied fanfic Robo Bando uses extreme purple prose to describe how Bando brutally or as the story would say 'awesemely' kills his enemies, yet spends no time describing where the plot takes place or character interactions.
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Ciaphas Cain - While the extracts from the private memoirs of Ciaphas Cain are themselves intriguing and entertaining material for the perusal of the common reader, the editor thereof, Inquisitor Amberley Vail has seen fit to intersperse his narrative with extracts from the autobiographical magnum opus of Lady General Jenit Sulla, who reports her early service under the aforesaid Commissar Cain. Her personal reminisces are inundated with meticulously detailed accounts of her devoted service to the Imperium and that of the women and men who serve under her. Vail, of course, does so with extreme trepidation (and often an apology beforehand), the prosaic nature of these passages being somewhat distanced from her own preferences.
Though we never see it, Vail implies that Cain's own official memoirs (not the unpublished, private recollections that form the bulk of the text) are also impossibly purple, and that this is apparently epidemic among Imperial Guard memoirs.
The very first Cain short story begins with a quote from his official memoirs, just before Cain describes those memoirs as "pious humbug and retrospective arse-covering":
For the Emperor instead quotes the text of Stententious Logar, even more purple, without apology. (First book, perhaps it was intentionally toned down.)
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A small gag on Hey Arnold! when Rhonda writes Curly a fake love letter (with the elegant prose she usually speaks in cranked up to eleven) ...using a purple pen. And it's the colour of her pen that becomes her ultimate downfall.
Helga, whenever she breaks into one of her soliloquies about Arnold.
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Fire Emblem Awakening's Virion. Especially noticeable when juxtaposed with Sully's candid attitude.
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The Unabridged Memoirs of Darth Plagueis the Wise: The titular Sith Lord often slips into long, verbose metaphors on Sith philosophy and metaphysics while writing his memoirs.
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Stewie from Family Guy used to talk like this. Lampshaded in one time travel episode.
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Some of the card flavor texts in Shadowverse can fall into this. Jabberwock's, however, stands out — it directly quotes Jabberwocky.
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The Eye of Argon - As you might imaginably discern from this epigraph. Such protracted occurrences, unfortunately transcribed to ink-utterances through means of a character-based codex, were no doubt influenced by the minutely less prosaic and infinitely superior Robert E. Howard. People do not find themselves in possession of eyes in The Eye of Argon; they possess "organs of sight" or "orbs". Ears are "auditory organs."
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This is one criticism Gor can't counter. It might have been justified by the Narrator, but speakers from various educations and countries all use the same style.
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In How I Met Your Mother the group switches to fancy words mid-conversation to confuse a foreigner, resulting in this exchange of dialogue:
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Tracy Hickman, one of the Dragonlance original trilogy authors, was known during the days of writing RavenLoft as "the master of purple prose" and had everything as being either "heavy" or "looming". According to the annotations in, well, Annotated Dragonlance, his editor once found the phrase "loomed heavily" and came straight to his office to strangle him.
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Disgraceland: Either you love being pulled into the lives of troubled rock’n’roll icons by Jake Brennan’s vivid descriptions, or you think his prose is self-indulgent and obscuring the point of their stories-or worse, romanticizing their illnesses.
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Cyrano de Bergerac: In the Show Within a Show, La Clorise, a real play written at The Cavalier Years by one of les Précieuse's favorite authors, Balthazar Baró, Giftedly Bad actor Montfleury declaims the first lines... before being interrupted by Cyrano:
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Histeria! had an episode entitled "Riders of the Purple Prose", which showed William Shakespeare and other historical authors as hard-ridin' cowboys.
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Perhaps fittingly, Katawa Shoujo's Hisao seems far more vividly descriptive on Rin's route than on other routes.
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Far too many a Creepypasta read as though their author just browsed through a dictionary while coming up with the dialogue and text. This pasta is a perfect example.
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Lampshaded in an episode of Friends where Joey 'bigs' up a letter of recommendation by using the thesaurus on Chandler's laptop on every single word, leading to a description of Chandler and Monica being people with big hearts being described as them being 'humid prepossessing homo sapiens with full-sized aortic pumps'. At the end of the letter, he signs his name "Baby Kangaroo Tribbiani".
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Brainbent parodies this, with Eridan's writing. One character reads some of it and mentions "pages and pages of bad descriptions of boobs", and what we see of it corroborates that. Even his thoughts are written like this.
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The original script for The Adventures of Robin Hood had a ton of it, but thankfully director Michael Curtiz insisted the dialogue be made more natural. We get to hear a sample in the DVD commentary.
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When We Were Animals is exclusively written in purple prose, and since it is the first person recollection of the main character, it's inferred that it's just the way she talks.
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Purple Prose
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City of Heroes has free-text character descriptions built in. They fall into either short and badly written without a single word spelled right, or a Purple Prose about luscious bosoms, voluptuous curves and delicate eyelashes — same as RPG servers in World of Warcraft.
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Purple Prose
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The Sentinel fan fiction is rife with descriptions of Blair's "cerulean orbs".
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Purple Prose
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Parodied sometimes in The Hobbit:
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Purple Prose
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The trademark style of KHunter, one of the human characters in web serial Barkwire.
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Purple Prose
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Vatsy and Bruno: The unscrupulous journalist Vatsy resorts to this. One paragraph from the rejection letter that serves as an introduction reads:
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