History Film / TheSorcerersApprentice

24th Dec '15 11:03:21 PM Fireblood
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* CreepyChild: Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress who helps Horvoth.

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* CreepyChild: Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress sorcerer who helps Horvoth.



* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath.A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]

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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath. A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are dragon gets turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, plus the dancers, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]



* HistoricalInJoke: As it turns out, there was a witch in Salem... the one who accused everyone else. In fact, the real-life Abigail Williams fled Salem when the witch trials were coming to a close. In real life, she probably either died or made a new life under a different name, but in the context of the film this could easily be explained as Balthazar having captured her. And yes, she really was a child instead of the seductive teen in ''Theatre/TheCrucible''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Horvath steals the rings/amulets of Dave and the various Morganians he's allied himself with, making himself powerful enough to free Morgana unaided. All that extra power, however, makes him an easy target for Dave's tesla coil.]]

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* HistoricalInJoke: As it turns out, there was a witch in Salem... the one who accused everyone else. In fact, the real-life Abigail Williams fled Salem when the witch trials were coming to a close. In real life, she probably either died or made a new life under a different name, but in the context of the film this could easily be explained as Balthazar having captured her. And yes, she really was a child (age 11) instead of the seductive teen in ''Theatre/TheCrucible''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Horvath steals the rings/amulets of Dave and the various Morganians he's allied himself with, with (plus the formers' {{life energy}}), making himself powerful enough to free Morgana unaided. All that extra power, however, makes him an easy target for Dave's tesla coil.]]



* InstantRunes: only for very special purposes and are appropriately seldom used.

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* InstantRunes: only Only for very special purposes and they are appropriately seldom used.



** Later PlayedForLaughs and {{Lampshaded}} when Balthazar, disguised as a policeman, tells other servicemen that the visitors of the "Asian festival" (in Chinatown) were "hitting on the sake" too hard. Dave nearly blows their "slightly ignorant beat cop" disguise by correcting him, saying that "Actually, sake's Japanese." Balthazar later tells him off for not staying in character.

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** Later PlayedForLaughs and {{Lampshaded}} lampshaded when Balthazar, disguised as a policeman, tells other servicemen policemen that the visitors of the "Asian festival" (in Chinatown) were "hitting on the sake" too hard. Dave nearly blows their "slightly ignorant beat cop" disguise by correcting him, saying that "Actually, sake's Japanese." Balthazar later tells him off for not staying in character.



* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by waving his hand and says, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].

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* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] lampshades this by waving his hand and says, saying, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].



* KnightInSourArmor: As with most family/children's movies the dark elements of the story are merely alluded to. But there a a few scenes and lines that point to Balthazar Blake being one.

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* KnightInSourArmor: As with most family/children's movies the dark elements of the story are merely alluded to. But there a are a few scenes and lines that point to Balthazar Blake being one.



* MageInManhattan: New York City is in danger of literal evil mages trying to destroy it (and the rest of the world).



* MagicVersusScience: Subverted. Although not elaborated upon, magic here is noted to be at least partially grounded in science instead of being incompatible. In fact that is supposedly the reason Dave is so good with physics is because he has natural magical talent.

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* MagicVersusScience: Subverted. Although not elaborated upon, magic here is noted to be at least partially grounded in science instead of being incompatible. In fact that is supposedly the reason Dave is so good with physics is physics, because he has natural magical talent.



* {{Masquerade}}: ...Sort of. There ''does'' appear to be one, as fairly early into the movie Balthazar says it would be "complicated" if [[{{Muggles}} regular people]] found out about magic. (While it's never stated we can guess at a few: a lot of people probably couldn't live in a world without fixed rules and would commit suicide ''en masse'', many more charlatans would pop up claiming to be able to perform magic, some people who otherwise wouldn't have tried would discover they have magic powers and would use them to exploit others, and other problems.) After the first couple fights, however, it's not mentioned again, and the characters don't even bother trying to hide or disguise their magic anymore.

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* {{Masquerade}}: ...Sort of. There ''does'' appear to be one, as fairly early into the movie Balthazar says it would be "complicated" if [[{{Muggles}} regular people]] found out about magic. (While While it's never stated why we can guess at a few: few justifications: a lot of people probably couldn't live in a world without fixed rules and would commit suicide kill themselves ''en masse'', many more charlatans would pop up claiming to be able to perform magic, some people who otherwise wouldn't have tried would discover they have magic powers and would use them to exploit others, and other problems.) problems. After the first couple fights, however, it's not mentioned again, and the characters don't even bother trying to hide or disguise their magic anymore.



* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Dave has a mild case of this; it never occurs to him to make music with his Tesla coils until hooking up with music student Becky.

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* MeasuringTheMarigolds: Dave has a mild case of this; it never occurs to him to make music with his Tesla coils until hooking he hooks up with music student Becky.



* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.

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* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.



* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] during the shout-out mop scene.

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* ShadowDiscretionShot: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] Subverted during the shout-out mop scene.



%%* SpellBook: the Encantus

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%%* SpellBook: the The Encantus



** The Chrysler Building eagle as well[[spoiler:, considering that it is what took care of the bull.]]

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** The Chrysler Building eagle as well[[spoiler:, considering that it is what took care of the bull.]]bull]].



* WizardDuel: it's kind of the point...as such, there are many.

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* WizardDuel: it's It's kind of the point...as point... As such, there are many.



* YellowPeril: Sun Lok is rather distressingly stereotypically Chinese

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* YellowPeril: Sun Lok is rather distressingly stereotypically ChineseChinese.



** Partially justified. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.

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** Partially justified.[[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.
24th Dec '15 10:42:12 PM Fireblood
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* AdaptationExpansion: ...not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]]

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* AdaptationExpansion: ...not Not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]]Lucian]].



* AllYourPowersCombined: Horvath's plan involved freeing several otherwise unrelated sorcerors before Morgana, just to take their power rings for himself.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: Horvath's plan involved freeing several otherwise unrelated sorcerors sorcerers before Morgana, just to take their power rings for himself.



* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers) and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.

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* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers) papers), and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.



* ApocalypseHow: Morgana intends to bring about either a Class 2 or a Class 3a [[spoiler: by raising an army of spellcasting zombies.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Morgana intends to bring about either a Class 2 or a Class 3a [[spoiler: by raising an army of spellcasting spell-casting zombies.]]



%%* BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.

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%%* * BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.Balthazar wears a long black leather trench coat.



%%* BigApplesauce

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%%* BigApplesauce* BigApplesauce: The movie is set in New York City.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil. (Or genuinely blond.) But still.

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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil. (Or evil (or genuinely blond.) blond). But still.



* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:"These are not the droids you are looking for".]]

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* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:"These are not the droids you are looking for".]]



** Related to the Tesla Coils, Dave demonstrates to Becky he can use them to shoot sparks that play music. [[spoiler: This is how he defeats Morgana]]

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** Related to the Tesla Coils, Dave demonstrates to Becky he can use them to shoot sparks that play music. [[spoiler: This is how he defeats Morgana]] Morgana.]]



%%* CreepyChild: Abigail.

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%%* * CreepyChild: Abigail.Abigail Williams, a HistoricalDomainCharacter (she's one of the girls who's accusations started the Salem Witch Trials) as a sorceress who helps Horvoth.



%%* CoolCar

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%%* CoolCar* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).



%%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]

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%%* * DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]]] He temporarily dies as Morgana's hand, before Dave restarts his heart.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked literally and accidentally when Dave performs a car transformation that... doesn't quite turn out the way he intended. (Subverted in that the Pinto ''doesn't'' explode after crashing.)

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: Invoked {{Invoked}} literally and accidentally when Dave performs a car transformation that... It doesn't quite turn out the way he intended. (Subverted intended ({{subverted}} in that the Pinto ''doesn't'' explode after crashing.)crashing).



* EvilSorcerer: The Morganians, who are an entire group of sorcerers who follow Morgana's teachings. The key among them, besides Morgana herself, is Maxim Horvath, who is one of [[PublicDomainCharacter Merlin]]'s [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil apprentices]] until he chose to serve Morgana. Morganians are opposed by Merlinians, the followers of Merlin's teachings that magic is to be used to serve humanity. The film only shows three of them (Balthazar, Veronica, and [[spoiler:Dave]]) and no indication is made that more are (or were) present.

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* EvilSorcerer: The Morganians, who are an entire group of sorcerers who follow Morgana's teachings. The key among them, besides Morgana herself, is Maxim Horvath, who is was one of [[PublicDomainCharacter Merlin]]'s [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil apprentices]] until he chose to serve Morgana. Morganians are opposed by Merlinians, the followers of Merlin's teachings that magic is to be used to serve humanity. The film only shows three of them (Balthazar, Veronica, and [[spoiler:Dave]]) and no indication is made that more are (or were) present.



%%* FriendlyLocalChinatown

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%%* FriendlyLocalChinatown* FriendlyLocalChinatown: Balthazar and Dave waltz off to Chinatown in pursuit of Horvath.A dragon dance makes an appearance, naturally. [[spoiler: The dancers are turned (temporarily) into a ''real'' dragon by Sun Lok, that goes after Dave. Thankfully they emerge unscathed once the spell is broken.]]



** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath
** TheDragon: Drake Stone
** TheBrute: Sun Lok
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams

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** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath
Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone
Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok
Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams Williams.



* GroinAttack: Self inflicted. Ouch.

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* GroinAttack: Self inflicted.Self-inflicted. Ouch.
19th Dec '15 12:05:50 PM fallenleader123
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* FiveBadBand: Horvath and his fellow Grimhold prisoners can make one, though not all at once.
** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath
** TheDragon: Drake Stone
** TheBrute: Sun Lok
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Evil Sorceress Behind The Evil Sorcerer]]/ BiggerBad: Morgana le Fay
16th Dec '15 5:39:51 PM erforce
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'''Balthazar:''' '''Because I can read minds!''' ...It's on your backpack.

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'''Balthazar:''' '''Because ''Because I can read minds!''' ...minds!'' ...It's on your backpack.



* BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.

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* %%* BadassLongcoat: Balthazar.



* BigApplesauce

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* %%* BigApplesauce



* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "These are not the droids you are looking for"]].]]

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* CharmPerson: Horvath uses this when trying to find David. Lampshaded by his own apprentice. [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny "These [[spoiler:"These are not the droids you are looking for"]].for".]]



* CreepyChild: Abigail.

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* %%* CreepyChild: Abigail.



* CoolCar

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* %%* CoolCar



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]

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* %%* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Balthazar.]]



* FriendlyLocalChinatown

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* %%* FriendlyLocalChinatown



* LovableNerd: Dave.

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* %%* LovableNerd: Dave.



* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife

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* %%* TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife



* PlayingWithFire

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* %%* PlayingWithFire



* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in a Doll]]: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were both sealed in a Chinese vase. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.

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* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil in a Doll]]: SealedEvilInACan: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were both sealed in a Chinese vase. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.



* ShockAndAwe

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* %%* ShockAndAwe



'''Drake:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny These are not]] [[LampshadeHanging the Droids you're looking for]].\\

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'''Drake:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[Film/ANewHope These are not]] [[LampshadeHanging the Droids you're looking for]].\\



** Balthazar's outfit, complete with snazzy hat, is ''exactly'' the same outfit [[TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] wears on the cover of his books. Complete with bulletproof rawhide trenchcoat. [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL779348745ACD43D0 Even Butcher noticed the similarites]].
** Did anyone else see the MagicTheGathering poster in Drake's office?

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** Balthazar's outfit, complete with snazzy hat, is ''exactly'' the same outfit [[TheDresdenFiles [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] wears on the cover of his books. Complete with bulletproof rawhide trenchcoat. [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL779348745ACD43D0 Even Butcher noticed the similarites]].
** Did anyone else see the MagicTheGathering There's a TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering poster in Drake's office?office.



** Also, there was [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand...

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** Also, there was [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand...stand....



* SpellBook: the Encantus

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* %%* SpellBook: the Encantus



* TeenGenius: David.

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* %%* TeenGenius: David.
6th Oct '15 7:33:08 PM RF99
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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Three female characters appear in the main cast. Becky, for all her having a life, career, and hobby of her own, is only important because she is Dave's LoveInterest (she does play a key role in helping save the world, but she wouldn't have gotten the chance to do it if she weren't involved with him). Veronica, despite being an apprentice of Merlin and therefore of equal power with Horvath and Balthasar (the GrandTheftMe spell she uses to absorb Morgana is stated to be extremely difficult and she is one of the few sorcerers to have accomplished it), is only significant in the plot because she is Balthasar's LoveInterest, is the [[FreudianExcuse reason]] [[spoiler:Horvath went bad due to a LoveTriangle]], and because she holds Morgana prisoner; otherwise she does nothing, only barely assisting Dave in defending against Morgana during the climax. The only female who has power in her own right, without depending on a man for it (and in fact specifically [[BadassBoast declares she is "no one's servant"]]), is...Morgana, the BigBad. And she still only gets a total of two scenes.
7th Sep '15 9:38:56 PM nombretomado
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* MadScientistLaboratory: Dave's underground workshop. Complete with [[NikolaTesla Tesla Coils]].

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* MadScientistLaboratory: Dave's underground workshop. Complete with [[NikolaTesla [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla Coils]].
7th Sep '15 3:20:42 PM dsneybuf
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'''Balthazar:''' '''[[LargeHam Because I can read minds!]]''' ...It's on your backpack.

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'''Balthazar:''' '''[[LargeHam Because '''Because I can read minds!]]''' ...minds!''' ...It's on your backpack.
7th Sep '15 5:45:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* EmbarrassingLastName: Dave ''Stutler'' (sounds like "stutter") doesn't sound particularly badass.



* FailOSuckyName: Dave ''Stutler'' (sounds like "stutter") doesn't sound particularly badass.
20th Jun '15 6:33:32 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-Universe, Dave is still being ridiculed for supposedly wetting himself and babbling about duelling wizards as a fourth grader. Parts of New York still call a nervous breakdown, "pulling a David Stutler."
20th Jun '15 6:05:41 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-Universe, Dave is still being ridiculed for supposedly wetting himself and babbling about duelling wizards as a fourth grader. Parts of New York still call a nervous breakdown, "pulling a David Stutler."
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