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Durandal: Captain Crawdad deleted the line:
  • Narm: Your Mileage May Vary, but some of the more unlikely fights invoke laughs because they present no reason for the two combatants to be fighting. William Wallace is walking along… and suddenly sees Shaka Zulu charging at him. A Spartan warrior is walking alone in the woods… and suddenly a ninja attacks him from behind.
stating that "Narm is something that is supposed to be emotional, but backfires." But the Narm page says "A Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor execution, excessive Melodrama, or the sheer absurdity of the situation, the drama is lost. The moment is often found funny by fans." I was saying that, while it's arguable how seriously the show takes itself, the fight enactments are meant to be a dramatic climax and the absurdity of some of them cuts the drama and makes them funny, hence Narm. I'll put the line back but try to clarify.
  • I would still argue that it's a poor example because there's not supposed to be any drama attached to the showdowns at all. They're simply fight scenes without context. But if you feel strongly about it, that's fine.