History Film / Zombieland

4th Feb '16 10:01:18 PM apeman33
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Invoked. When Columbus asks Little Rock what her sister is into, she says Witchita likes bad boys. He responds by [[PokeThePoodle spilling the popcorn they're both eating]].
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Invoked. When Columbus asks Little Rock what her sister is into, she says Witchita Wichita likes bad boys. He responds by [[PokeThePoodle spilling the popcorn they're both eating]].
29th Jan '16 6:57:00 AM axle-k89
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14th Jan '16 9:15:30 PM Dark
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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Wichita and Little Rock at first.
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%%* * BitchInSheepsClothing: Wichita and Little Rock at first.first. They pull a WoundedGazelleGambit on the boys and trick them into giving up their weapons, supplies, and transportation.

%%* CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].
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%%* * CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].Murray]]. He managed by shambling around and pretending to be a zombie.

%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The girls. [[spoiler:Played for laughs at the ending, where they fake ditching the duo]].
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%%* * ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The girls.girls, what with all their taking of the boys' vehicles. [[spoiler:Played for laughs at the ending, where they fake ditching the duo]].

%%* TheCommandments: The Rules, as laid down by Columbus.
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%%* * TheCommandments: The Rules, as laid down by Columbus.Columbus' list of rules, which have kept him alive.

%%* ConMan: What Wichita and Little Rock were before the outbreak. And after as well.
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%%* * ConMan: What Wichita and Little Rock were Rock, both before the outbreak. And (scamming money from clueless gas station employees) and after as well.(scamming the boys from their gear and vehicles on more than one occasion).

%%* CutAwayGag: Zombie Kill of the Week, and several of Tallahassee's "flashbacks".
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%%* * CutAwayGag: The Zombie Kill of the Week, and several of Tallahassee's "flashbacks".

%%* DareToBeBadass: "Nut up or shut up."
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%%* * DareToBeBadass: "Nut up or shut up."" Tallahassee lives by this creed, and it works pretty well.

%%* DeadlyPrank: R.I.P., [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. %%* DeathByCameo: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].
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%%* * DeadlyPrank: R.I.P., [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. %%* Murray]], with a shotgun to the chest. * DeathByCameo: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].Murray]], taken out by accident by Colombus.

%%* DoubleTap: Rule #2.
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%%* * DoubleTap: Rule #2.#2 on Colombus' list. Being stingy with ammo is not good for survival.

%%* TheDulcineaEffect: Columbus to Wichita. {{Invoked}} by Wichita and Little Rock.
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%%* * TheDulcineaEffect: Columbus to Wichita.Wichita, as he rides to save her at the theme park. {{Invoked}} by Wichita and Little Rock.

%%* FanDisservice: The zombified stripper during the opening credits. %%* FireForgedFriends: The basis of the TrueCompanions. %%* FiringInTheAirALot: Tallahassee, after finding a Hummer with lots of guns
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%%* * FanDisservice: The zombified stripper during the opening credits. %%* credits. Sure, mostly naked, but all gross and corpsified. * FireForgedFriends: The basis of After the TrueCompanions. %%* numerous zombie attacks, the main four are most certainly this. * FiringInTheAirALot: Tallahassee, after finding a Hummer with lots of gunsguns and ammo, takes the time to have a little fun by doing this.

%%* {{Gainaxing}}: ''Hello'', zombie stripper! Watch those nipple tassels fly.
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%%* * {{Gainaxing}}: ''Hello'', zombie stripper! stripper in the intro credits! Watch those nipple tassels fly.

%%* GroinAttack: Columbus to [[spoiler:the zombie clown in the climax]].
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%%* * GroinAttack: Columbus to [[spoiler:the zombie clown in the climax]].climax]], with a hammer no less.

%%* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Averted, which is surprising considering the genre's conventions.
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%%* * HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Averted, which is surprising considering the genre's conventions.conventions. Zombieland has a lot more fun and tends to avoid philsophical questions, as noted in the description up above.

%%* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Columbus to 406 after she wakes up a zombie. (She isn't.)
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%%* * IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Columbus to 406 after she wakes up a zombie. (She isn't.)zombie. She's not in there, despite his efforts.

%%* InfantImmortality: Played straight with Little Rock, [[spoiler:averted with Tallahassee's son]]. %%* InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. Complete with a twenty-one gun salute. Finished with shots of Purell all around. %%* InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: Used when Tallahassee is training Little Rock.
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%%* * InfantImmortality: Played straight with Little Rock, Rock (who survives to the end), but [[spoiler:averted with Tallahassee's son]]. %%* son]] who dies before the movie begins. * InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. Complete with Murray]], as they dump his body off a railing and into the bushes. He also gets a twenty-one gun salute. Finished salute, and it's finished with shots of Purell all around. %%* * InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: Used when Tallahassee is training Little Rock.Rock, as this is the advice he gives her.

%%* LampshadeHanging: Gleefully and repeatedly peppered throughout.
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%%* * LampshadeHanging: Gleefully and repeatedly peppered throughout.throughout. The movie takes as many chances to recognize zombie movie tropes as possible, best represented by Colombus' list - rules like "double tap" and "cardio" are all meant to prevent cheap zombie movie deaths.

%%* MoreDakka: "Thank God for Rednecks!"
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%%* * MoreDakka: "Thank God for Rednecks!"Rednecks!" exclaims Tallahassee as he finds a car full of high-powered guns and ammo.

%%* RoadTripPlot: A post zombie-holocaust RoadTripPlot, no less.
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%%* * RoadTripPlot: A post zombie-holocaust RoadTripPlot, no less.less. The group travels around with the intent of finding Colombus' parents. By the end, they've more-or-less given this up as Colombus accepts that they're probably dead, and his new family is pretty good as it is.

%%* RuleOfCool: Half the movie runs on this. %%* RuleOfFunny: Takes care of the other half.
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%%* * RuleOfCool: Half the movie runs on this. %%* this, best exemplified by Tallahassee's last stand near the end of the movie, which is full of all kinds of trick shooting. * RuleOfFunny: Takes care of the other half.half, as the movie refuses to take itself and the zombie genre very seriously at all.

%%* ShutIn: Columbus before the ZombieApocalypse. He describes his parents as "paranoid shut-ins" as well.
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%%* * ShutIn: Columbus before the ZombieApocalypse.ZombieApocalypse, as he spent most of his time in his apartment, playing games like World of Warcraft. He describes his parents as "paranoid shut-ins" as well.

%%* SurvivalistStash: "Thank God for rednecks!"
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%%* * SurvivalistStash: "Thank God for rednecks!"Tallahassee finds a whole car full of military-grade weapons and ammo.

%%* TitleDrop: Early and often.
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%%* * TitleDrop: Early and often.often, as Colombus describes the United States as such.

%%* ToyotaTripwire: One of Tallahassee's trademarks.
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%%* * ToyotaTripwire: One of Tallahassee's trademarks.trademarks, and he takes out zombies with the move on several occasions.
14th Jan '16 2:12:14 PM TheNerfGuy
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Wichita and Little Rock at first.
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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Wichita and Little Rock at first.

* CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].
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* %%* CelebritySurvivor: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The girls. [[spoiler:Played for laughs at the ending, where they fake ditching the duo]].
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* %%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: The girls. [[spoiler:Played for laughs at the ending, where they fake ditching the duo]].

* TheCommandments: The Rules, as laid down by Columbus.
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* %%* TheCommandments: The Rules, as laid down by Columbus.

* ConMan: What Wichita and Little Rock were before the outbreak. And after as well.
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* %%* ConMan: What Wichita and Little Rock were before the outbreak. And after as well.

* CutAwayGag: Zombie Kill of the Week, and several of Tallahassee's "flashbacks".
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* %%* CutAwayGag: Zombie Kill of the Week, and several of Tallahassee's "flashbacks".

* DareToBeBadass: "Nut up or shut up."
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* %%* DareToBeBadass: "Nut up or shut up."

* DeadlyPrank: R.I.P., [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. * DeathByCameo: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].
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* %%* DeadlyPrank: R.I.P., [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. * %%* DeathByCameo: [[spoiler:Bill Murray]].

* DoubleTap: Rule #2.
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* %%* DoubleTap: Rule #2.

* TheDulcineaEffect: Columbus to Wichita. {{Invoked}} by Wichita and Little Rock.
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* %%* TheDulcineaEffect: Columbus to Wichita. {{Invoked}} by Wichita and Little Rock.

* FanDisservice: The zombified stripper during the opening credits. * FireForgedFriends: The basis of the TrueCompanions. * FiringInTheAirALot: Tallahassee, after finding a Hummer with lots of guns
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* %%* FanDisservice: The zombified stripper during the opening credits. * %%* FireForgedFriends: The basis of the TrueCompanions. * %%* FiringInTheAirALot: Tallahassee, after finding a Hummer with lots of guns

* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: ** The Cynic: Wichita ** The Optimist: Tallahassee[[note]]Slight overlap with Apathetic due to the Twinkie obsession.[[/note]] ** The Realist: Columbus ** The Apathetic: Little Rock * FourTemperamentEnsemble: ** Sanguine: Tallahassee ** Choleric: Wichita ** Melancholic: Columbus ** Phlegmatic: Little Rock
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* %%* FourPhilosophyEnsemble: ** %%** The Cynic: Wichita ** %%** The Optimist: Tallahassee[[note]]Slight overlap with Apathetic due to the Twinkie obsession.[[/note]] ** %%** The Realist: Columbus ** %%** The Apathetic: Little Rock * %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: ** %%** Sanguine: Tallahassee ** %%** Choleric: Wichita ** %%** Melancholic: Columbus ** %%** Phlegmatic: Little Rock

* {{Gainaxing}}: ''Hello'', zombie stripper! Watch those nipple tassels fly.
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* %%* {{Gainaxing}}: ''Hello'', zombie stripper! Watch those nipple tassels fly.

* GoshDangItToHeck: Holy Smoke. * GroinAttack: Columbus to [[spoiler:the zombie clown in the climax]].
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* %%* GoshDangItToHeck: Holy Smoke. * %%* GroinAttack: Columbus to [[spoiler:the zombie clown in the climax]].

* HollywoodNerd: Columbus, a shut-in who, like [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Zoey]], wasted all his time in his apartment, guzzling junk food and dreaming about the GirlNextDoor. Though Columbus was less preoccupied with watching Zombie B-Movies than playing ''WorldOfWarcraft'', and was surprisingly limber for a nerd.
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* HollywoodNerd: Columbus, a shut-in who, like [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Zoey]], wasted all his time in his apartment, guzzling junk food and dreaming about the GirlNextDoor. Though Columbus was less preoccupied with watching Zombie B-Movies than playing ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and was surprisingly limber for a nerd.

* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Averted, which is surprising considering the genre's conventions.
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* %%* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Averted, which is surprising considering the genre's conventions.

* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Columbus to 406 after she wakes up a zombie. (She isn't.)
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* %%* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Columbus to 406 after she wakes up a zombie. (She isn't.)

* InfantImmortality: Played straight with Little Rock, [[spoiler:averted with Tallahassee's son]]. * InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. Complete with a twenty-one gun salute. Finished with shots of Purell all around. * InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: Used when Tallahassee is training Little Rock.
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* %%* InfantImmortality: Played straight with Little Rock, [[spoiler:averted with Tallahassee's son]]. * %%* InformalEulogy: For [[spoiler:Bill Murray]]. Complete with a twenty-one gun salute. Finished with shots of Purell all around. * %%* InstantMarksmanJustSqueezeTrigger: Used when Tallahassee is training Little Rock.

* LampshadeHanging: Gleefully and repeatedly peppered throughout.
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* %%* LampshadeHanging: Gleefully and repeatedly peppered throughout.

* MoreDakka: "Thank God for Rednecks!"
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* %%* MoreDakka: "Thank God for Rednecks!"

* NiceHat: Tallahassee's Stetson.
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* %%* NiceHat: Tallahassee's Stetson.

* OddCouple: Columbus and Tallahassee.
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* %%* OddCouple: Columbus and Tallahassee.

* OpenSaysMe: How Wichita and Little Rock get into Pacific Playland.
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* %%* OpenSaysMe: How Wichita and Little Rock get into Pacific Playland.

* RoadTripPlot: A post zombie-holocaust RoadTripPlot, no less.
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* %%* RoadTripPlot: A post zombie-holocaust RoadTripPlot, no less.

* RuleOfCool: Half the movie runs on this. * RuleOfFunny: Takes care of the other half.
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* %%* RuleOfCool: Half the movie runs on this. * %%* RuleOfFunny: Takes care of the other half.

** We see a Dale Earnhardt poster on the wall during the flashback portion in which Tallahassee [[spoiler: is feeding his son]].
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** We see a Dale Earnhardt poster on the wall during the flashback portion in which Tallahassee [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is feeding his son]].

* ShutIn: Columbus before the ZombieApocalypse. He describes his parents as "paranoid shut-ins" as well.
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* %%* ShutIn: Columbus before the ZombieApocalypse. He describes his parents as "paranoid shut-ins" as well.

* SurvivalistStash: "Thank God for rednecks!"
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* %%* SurvivalistStash: "Thank God for rednecks!"

** [[spoiler:Creator/BillMurray]] regretting he ever did [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Garfield}}'']].
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** [[spoiler:Creator/BillMurray]] regretting he ever did [[spoiler: ''Film/{{Garfield}}'']].[[spoiler:''Film/{{Garfield}}'']].

* TitleDrop: Early and often.
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* %%* TitleDrop: Early and often.

* ToyotaTripwire: One of Tallahassee's trademarks.
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* %%* ToyotaTripwire: One of Tallahassee's trademarks.

* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Little Rock. -->"Twelve is the new twenty."
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* %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Little Rock. -->"Twelve %%-->"Twelve is the new twenty."
11th Jan '16 3:32:37 PM Dark
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The girls more-or-less get their comeuppance when the zombies invade. No, they're not turned or bitten, but they're pretty well terrified by the horde.
%% * BreakUpMakeUpScenario
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%% * BreakUpMakeUpScenarioBreakUpMakeUpScenario: [[spoiler:Columbus and Wichita grow closer, then Wichita rabbits. They make up (and out) by the end.]]

* KarmaHoudini: The girls.
11th Jan '16 3:29:43 PM Dark
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Neither of them provide a significant amount of cleavage or otherwise. Also trimmed some of the Little Miss entries. Little Rock, while certainly competent, is not really a badass.
* LittleMissBadass: Little Rock. * LittleMissConArtist: Little Rock. * LittleMissSunshine: Little Rock.
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* LittleMissBadass: Little Rock. * LittleMissConArtist: Little Rock. * LittleMissSunshine: Little Rock.Rock. She and Wichita are shown doing at least one con in a cut-away during the movie, with the implication that they've done plenty more.

* Ms. Fanservice: Wichita in general and 406 [[spoiler:while still human]].
11th Jan '16 9:09:40 AM axle-k89
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* InfantImmortality: Played straight with Little Rock, [[spoiler:averted with Tallahassee's son]].

%% * LittleMissBadass: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissConArtist: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissSunshine: Little Rock.
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%% * LittleMissBadass: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissConArtist: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissSunshine: Little Rock.

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%% * LittleMissBadass: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissConArtist: Little Rock. %% * LittleMissSunshine: Little Rock.ManlyTears: Shed by Tallahassee [[spoiler:when he reveals he lost not his puppy, but his young son to the zombies]].
11th Jan '16 8:54:20 AM axle-k89
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** If anything, Wichita is even worse, but the scene where she dances with Columbus is particularly sweet of her. Of course, she walks out the next morning.
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** If anything, Wichita is even worse, but once she learned she had [[spoiler:let slip to Columbus that Columbus burned to the ground and his parents are more than likely dead]], she has the decency to apologize to him. Also, the scene where she dances with Columbus is particularly sweet of her. Of course, she walks out the next morning.

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** If anything, Wichita is even worse, but the scene where she dances with * PetTheDog: A minor one. [[spoiler:Wichita told Columbus that he has no hope of seeing his parents again because Columbus - the city, not the character - is particularly sweet of her. Of course, practically dead, and Tallahassee makes a silent gesture to her what she walks out just did, she makes the next morning.connection and apologizes to Columbus.]]
11th Jan '16 8:45:07 AM axle-k89
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%% * KarmaHoudini: The girls.
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%% * KarmaHoudini: The girls.
11th Jan '16 8:43:58 AM axle-k89
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* Ms. Fanservice: Wichita in general and 406 [[spoiler:while still human]].
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