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11th Jul '16 6:03:20 PM Moonstreak
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[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Bob is a bit off]]. He might be a [[BunnyEarsLawyer helpful]] member of TheTeam, but his habit of breaking into song and dance, or his obsession with rulers, or insisting that he carry a carrot of no less than 6.12 millimeters (and no longer) in length at all times, or saluting whenever the air temperature drops below...you get the idea. Put simply, he's hard to understand, talk to, or otherwise work with for everyone except his ([[VitriolicBestBuds long suffering, but inexplicably loyal]]) friend Alice.

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[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Bob is a bit off]]. He might be a [[BunnyEarsLawyer helpful]] member of TheTeam, but his habit of breaking into song and dance, or his obsession with rulers, or insisting that he carry a carrot of no less than 6.12 millimeters (and no longer) in length at all times, or saluting whenever the air temperature drops below... you get the idea. Put simply, he's hard to understand, talk to, or otherwise work with for everyone except his ([[VitriolicBestBuds long suffering, but inexplicably loyal]]) friend Alice.
28th Jun '16 2:23:44 PM rafi
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* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' Chiyo-chan is one of these to [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Osaka]]. Particularly amusing since the former is much younger than the latter.
** Yomi could be considered one to Tomo, though Tomo isn't quite as loopy as Osaka and Yomi is just as likely to let Tomo get herself into trouble as she is to hold her back. Their interaction is more along the lines of manzai comedy though.
* Aoi to Hayana in ''Manga/TwinkleSaberNova''.
* In ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' Mizubuchi is this to the art club president Awara. She even lampshaded it once, noting that she has a friend who she always needs to take care of.
* A much more serious version shows up in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' with main female lead Casca. The horrific events of the Eclipse left her mute, amnesiac, and with the mentality of a small child, and she has to be watched at all times to prevent her from wandering off and/or getting into trouble. Farnese is currently her primary caretaker.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' Sharna Alamgir was, according to the mangaka, created to play the StraightMan to Fumi Hibino's goofball character and basically exists to provide [[DeadpanSnarker snappy comebacks]]. It must be a bit hard for her, since she is a foreign exchange student herself.
* Even if ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' hadn't been a RealityWarper Kyon's life would have been a lot easier if he hadn't met the titular character to begin with. But instead he allowed himself to be forced into her self created club to search for aliens, time travelers, [=ESPers=] etc. and keep her entertained.
* Cecile Croomy, the BeleagueredAssistant to [[MadScientist Lloyd Asplund]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', also serves as his minder in all things professional and social, since he has [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} no interest in doing so himself, preferring his]] HumongousMecha.
* At least part of Kenren's job in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gaiden'' is to make sure Tenpou can function in the real world and not get buried under mess, though it is a voluntary aspect of it.



* Sorata to Mashiro in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', the latter being an IdiotSavant. When she lived in Britain, it was Rita who acted this role towards Mashiro. [[LampshadeHanging In-universe, they refer to it as "Mashiro Duty"]]
* In ''Manga/KillMeBaby'' Sonya is this to her classmate Yasuna Oribe, who's always coming up with new (and stupid) ideas. The problem being that Sonya also happens to be a short tempered, violent assassin...

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* Sorata to Mashiro in ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', the latter being an IdiotSavant. When she lived in Britain, it was Rita who acted Two minor characters are burdened with this role towards Mashiro. [[LampshadeHanging In-universe, they refer unfortunate task in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Moblit Berner may be deputy squad leader, but he has
to it as "Mashiro Duty"]]
* In ''Manga/KillMeBaby'' Sonya
make sure his superior Hange Zoe doesn't get into harm's way, especially when she gets a little too carried away with her hands-on Titan experiments. He is suitably exasperated.
** Anka Rheinberger
is this to her classmate Yasuna Oribe, who's always coming Commander Dot Pixis. Apparently she has had to wake him up with new (and stupid) ideas. The problem being that Sonya also happens while he's sleeping in strange places before, and at one point she's said to be a short tempered, violent assassin...withholding his alcohol so that he stops drinking on the job.



* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', the main job of the Straw Hats (particularly Sanji, Nami, and Usopp) seems to be acting as this for the rest of the crew (mainly their captain [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Monkey D. Luffy]]).
* To some extent, [[ShrinkingViolet Tsubaki]] to [[LargeHam Black]]☆[[AttentionWhore Star]] and Liz to [[SuperOCD Death the Kid]] in ''Manga/SoulEater''. Yumi to Marie, as well, when she has to talk her hopeless romantic friend out of marrying...[[CargoShip a toilet]].

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* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', the main job ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'':
** Chiyo-chan is one
of the Straw Hats (particularly Sanji, Nami, and Usopp) seems these to be acting as this for the rest of the crew (mainly their captain [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Monkey D. Luffy]]).
* To some extent, [[ShrinkingViolet Tsubaki]]
Osaka]]. Particularly amusing since the former is much younger than the latter.
** Yomi could be considered one
to [[LargeHam Black]]☆[[AttentionWhore Star]] Tomo, though Tomo isn't quite as loopy as Osaka and Liz Yomi is just as likely to [[SuperOCD Death let Tomo get herself into trouble as she is to hold her back. Their interaction is more along the Kid]] lines of manzai comedy though.
* A much more serious version shows up
in ''Manga/SoulEater''. Yumi to Marie, as well, when ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with main female lead Casca. The horrific events of the Eclipse left her mute, amnesiac, and with the mentality of a small child, and she has to talk be watched at all times to prevent her hopeless romantic friend from wandering off and/or getting into trouble. Farnese is currently her primary caretaker.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', this is often the role of Shiori to keep her {{chuunibyou}} older brother Teru
out of marrying...[[CargoShip a toilet]].trouble.
* Cecile Croomy, the BeleagueredAssistant to [[MadScientist Lloyd Asplund]] in ''Anime/CodeGeass'', also serves as his minder in all things professional and social, since he has [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} no interest in doing so himself, preferring his]] HumongousMecha.



* In the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series where she exists, Kiyone Makibi is this for [[TheDitz Mihoshi Kuramitsu]].

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* In the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series where she exists, Kiyone Makibi is WordOfGod says that ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Mello plays this role to some extent or another to his companion/assistant, Matt, "always looking out for [[TheDitz Mihoshi Kuramitsu]].Matt's well-being." It's probable that the reverse is ''also'' true, since Matt seems to be ''much'' more level-headed and even-tempered than Mello.



* Two minor characters are burdened with this unfortunate task in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Moblit Berner may be deputy squad leader, but he has to make sure his superior Hange Zoe doesn't get into harm's way, especially when she gets a little too carried away with her hands-on Titan experiments. He is suitably exasperated.
** Anka Rheinberger is this to Commander Dot Pixis. Apparently she has had to wake him up while he's sleeping in strange places before, and at one point she's said to be withholding his alcohol so that he stops drinking on the job.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', this is often the role of Shiori to keep her {{chuunibyou}} older brother Teru out of trouble.
* WordOfGod says that ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Mello plays this role to some extent or another to his companion/assistant, Matt, "always looking out for Matt's well-being." It's probable that the reverse is ''also'' true, since Matt seems to be ''much'' more level-headed and even-tempered than Mello.
** Watari is this to L.

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* Two minor characters are burdened In ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' Mizubuchi is this to the art club president Awara. She even lampshaded it once, noting that she has a friend who she always needs to take care of.
* Even if ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' hadn't been a RealityWarper Kyon's life would have been a lot easier if he hadn't met the titular character to begin with. But instead he allowed himself to be forced into her self created club to search for aliens, time travelers, [=ESPers=] etc. and keep her entertained.
* In ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' Sharna Alamgir was, according to the mangaka, created to play the StraightMan to Fumi Hibino's goofball character and basically exists to provide [[DeadpanSnarker snappy comebacks]]. It must be a bit hard for her, since she is a foreign exchange student hersel.
* In ''Manga/KillMeBaby'' Sonya is this to her classmate Yasuna Oribe, who's always coming up
with new (and stupid) ideas. The problem being that Sonya also happens to be a short tempered, violent assassin...
* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', the main job of the Straw Hats (particularly Sanji, Nami, and Usopp) seems to be acting as
this unfortunate task for the rest of the crew (mainly their captain Monkey D. Luffy).
* Sorata to Mashiro
in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** Moblit Berner may be deputy squad leader, but he has
''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', the latter being an IdiotSavant. When she lived in Britain, it was Rita who acted this role towards Mashiro. [[LampshadeHanging In-universe, they refer to it as "Mashiro Duty"]]
* At least part of Kenren's job in ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gaiden'' is
to make sure his superior Hange Zoe doesn't Tenpou can function in the real world and not get into harm's way, especially buried under mess, though it is a voluntary aspect of it.f.
* To some extent, [[ShrinkingViolet Tsubaki]] to [[LargeHam Black]]☆[[AttentionWhore Star]] and Liz to [[SuperOCD Death the Kid]] in ''Manga/SoulEater''. Yumi to Marie, as well,
when she gets a little too carried away with has to talk her hands-on Titan experiments. He is suitably exasperated.
** Anka Rheinberger
hopeless romantic friend out of marrying...[[CargoShip a toilet]].
* In the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series where she exists, Kiyone Makibi
is this to Commander Dot Pixis. Apparently she has had to wake him up while he's sleeping in strange places before, and at one point she's said to be withholding his alcohol so that he stops drinking on the job.
* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'', this is often the role of Shiori to keep her {{chuunibyou}} older brother Teru out of trouble.
* WordOfGod says that ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Mello plays this role to some extent or another to his companion/assistant, Matt, "always looking out
for Matt's well-being." It's probable that the reverse is ''also'' true, since Matt seems [[TheDitz Mihoshi Kuramitsu]].
* Aoi
to be ''much'' more level-headed and even-tempered than Mello.
** Watari is this to L.
Hayana in ''Manga/TwinkleSaberNova''.



* In PiratesOfTheCaribbean, there's the case of Cotton. He got his tongue cut off, so [[NoodleIncident he taught the parrot to speak for him]]...Subverted because the parrot only speaks nonsense, but double subverted because the rest of the crew understand the bird pretty well...or think they do.
** The rest of the cast take turns minding Jack Sparrow with varying degrees of success.

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* In PiratesOfTheCaribbean, there's ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', the case of Cotton. He got his tongue cut off, so [[NoodleIncident he taught the parrot to speak for him]]...Subverted because the parrot only speaks nonsense, but double subverted because the rest of the crew understand the bird pretty well...or think they do.
** The
rest of the cast take turns minding Jack Sparrow with varying degrees of success.



* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana is this to resident cloudcuckoolander (and possible [[RunningGag undiagnosed autistic]]) Sterling Archer, which she realizes to her horror in "Coyote Lovely":
-->'''Malory:''' ...But now I'm stuck with cat-puke green [carpeting] because you couldn't control Sterling!\\
'''Lana:''' Since when is babysitting Archer my j--oh, my God, that's ''exactly'' my job.
* This is Mulch's job on ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''--keeping an eye on his brain-damaged friend Bucket.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Edd is this to both Ed and Eddy. Well, at least he ''tries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'':
** Mac serves as this for his imaginary friend, Bloo. Normally he'll engage in fun activities with Bloo, but he'll be the voice of reason when Bloo is going too far and will even make Bloo apologize and make things right if need be. To a lesser extent he can be this to the other imaginary friends as well.
** Frankie generally fills this role (except for some rare OOC episodes where she was just as {{cloudcuckoolander}} as the other residents).
** Mr. Herriman also fills this role for everyone, including Madame Foster.



* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] is a mild example for his twin sister, [[FunPersonified Mabel]]. While she is an independent and pretty stable girl, her wild enthusiasm can get her in trouble. One example is when in her determination to get Soos a date, she harassed several women in the ladies' room with a megaphone to get to date, forcing Dipper to intervene when security arrives.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the mild-mannered Zhu Li, ostensibly [[EccentricMillionaire Varrick]]'s assistant, mostly serves as one of these. [[spoiler:Sort of, anyways; despite appearances, Varrick himself is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extremely]] [[DiabolicalMastermind intelligent]] and a master of ObfuscatingStupidity]].
** A Book 4 side/subplot expands her character and explores Varrick's dependency on and appreciation for her [[spoiler:and concludes with their wedding]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Bugs is this to Daffy, and potentially to Lola too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': Bugs Bunny in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. When the series begins, this is his dynamic for Daffy. He manages to pass that duty off to Tina, only to end up as Lola's minder.
* Tommy Anybody serves as
this to Daffy, and potentially to Lola too.''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''.
* While most of the main characters from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' play this role for Pinkie Pie, [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] is her more prominent {{foil}}. Applejack is the next, by way of being TeamMom.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Edd is this to both Ed and Eddy. Well, at least he ''tries''.



* While most of the main characters from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' play this role for Pinkie Pie, [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] is her more prominent {{foil}}. Applejack is the next, by way of being TeamMom.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the titular character was this often to his best friend [[TooDumbToLive Patrick]] in earlier seasons. While most of he's not the main characters from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' play this role for Pinkie Pie, [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] is her [[CloudCuckooLander sharpest guy around himself]], he's way more prominent {{foil}}. Applejack is realistic and level-headed than Patrick.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', secondary protagonist Marco Diaz was introduced to Star for
the next, by way explicit purpose of being TeamMom.her guide on Earth. Both "School Spirit" and "The Bananagic Incident" shows exactly what happens when a FishOutOfWater armed with real magic is left to her own devices.
* As seen in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' and ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour'', this is Noah for Owen and Izzy, the campers most likely to get themselves into trouble due to their skewed mindset (though more Izzy than Owen) and, ironically, the ones he is closest to and always supporting.
* Cyclonus of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' is usually the one charged with keeping Galvatron's violent, manic impulses in check. He once tried get his psychotic leader psychological treatment, but, [[StatusQuoIsGod predictably]], this ended in {{failure|IsTheOnlyOption}}.
* Sylvia of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is this for Wander.
** As is Commander Peepers for Lord Hater.
* Disney's ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' cartoons usually have [[OnlySaneMan Rabbit]] in this role.



* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', Lana is this to resident cloudcuckoolander (and possible [[RunningGag undiagnosed autistic]]) Sterling Archer, which she realizes to her horror in "Coyote Lovely":
-->'''Malory:''' ...But now I'm stuck with cat-puke green [carpeting] because you couldn't control Sterling!\\
'''Lana:''' Since when is babysitting Archer my j--oh, my God, that's ''exactly'' my job.
* This is Mulch's job on ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''--keeping an eye on his brain-damaged friend Bucket.
* Tommy Anybody serves as this to ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,'' [[SeekerArchetype Dipper]] is a mild example for his twin sister, [[FunPersonified Mabel]]. While she is an independent and pretty stable girl, her wild enthusiasm can get her in trouble. One example is when in her determination to get Soos a date, she harassed several women in the ladies' room with a megaphone to get to date, forcing Dipper to intervene when security arrives.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', the titular character was this often to his best friend [[TooDumbToLive Patrick]] in earlier seasons. While he's not the [[CloudCuckooLander sharpest guy around himself]], he's way more realistic and level-headed than Patrick.
* As seen in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' and ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour'', this is Noah for Owen and Izzy, the campers most likely to get themselves into trouble due to their skewed mindset (though more Izzy than Owen) and, ironically, the ones he is closest to and always supporting.
* Cyclonus of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersGeneration1'' is usually the one charged with keeping Galvatron's violent, manic impulses in check. He once tried get his psychotic leader psychological treatment, but, [[StatusQuoIsGod predictably]], this ended in {{failure|IsTheOnlyOption}}.
* Sylvia of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is this for Wander.
** As is Commander Peepers for Lord Hater.
* Disney's ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' cartoons usually have [[OnlySaneMan Rabbit]] in this role.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the mild-mannered Zhu Li, ostensibly [[EccentricMillionaire Varrick]]'s assistant, mostly serves as one of these. [[spoiler:Sort of, anyways; despite appearances, Varrick himself is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extremely]] [[DiabolicalMastermind intelligent]] and a master of ObfuscatingStupidity]].
** A Book 4 side/subplot expands her character and explores Varrick's dependency on and appreciation for her [[spoiler:and concludes with their wedding]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Mac serves as this for his imaginary friend, Bloo. Normally he'll engage in fun activities with Bloo, but he'll be the voice of reason when Bloo is going too far and will even make Bloo apologize and make things right if need be. To a lesser extent he can be this to the other imaginary friends as well.
** Frankie generally fills this role (except for some rare OOC episodes where she was just as {{cloudcuckoolander}} as the other residents).
** Mr. Herriman also fills this role for everyone, including Madame Foster.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', secondary protagonist Marco Diaz was introduced to Star for the explicit purpose of being her guide on Earth. Both "School Spirit" and "The Bananagic Incident" shows exactly what happens when a FishOutOfWater armed with real magic is left to her own devices.
28th Jun '16 2:00:13 PM cybertoy0
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** Bozzok acts as one for Crystal, the Thieves Guild dumb-as-rocks assassin. [[spoiler: When Haley kills Crystal, he has her corpse made into a self-aware golem; One of the benifits of is in that state, she's now more focused and less likely to get distracted. Unfortunately, for him, this also fills her with constant pain, and makes her smart enough to realize who is responsible for her misery.]]
16th Jun '16 6:15:39 PM nombretomado
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* Apollo believes he is this to Thalia in ''ThaliasMusings''. [[UnreliableNarrator Thalia]] disagrees.

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* Apollo believes he is this to Thalia in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. [[UnreliableNarrator Thalia]] disagrees.
11th Jun '16 7:13:19 PM nombretomado
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* [[BeleagueredAssistant Violet's secretary]] in ''{{Tekken}} Tag Tournament 2's'' Fight Lab.

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* [[BeleagueredAssistant Violet's secretary]] in ''{{Tekken}} ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tag Tournament 2's'' Fight Lab.
8th Jun '16 9:24:50 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Genis serves as this for Lloyd. Raine also takes this roll with regard to Collette, to a degree.

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* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Genis serves as this for Lloyd. Raine also takes this roll role with regard to Collette, to a degree.



** Frankie generally fills this roll (except for some rare OOC episodes where she was just as {{cloudcuckoolander}} as the other residents).

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** Frankie generally fills this roll role (except for some rare OOC episodes where she was just as {{cloudcuckoolander}} as the other residents).
18th Apr '16 9:36:31 PM annette12
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** Sometimes Eddy has to be this for Ed and Edd, but, seeing as [[JerkAss Eddy]] [[DeadpanSnarker isn't]] [[BrilliantButLazy too]] [[SmallNameBigEgo clean]] [[HairTriggerTemper himself]], this can lead to [[HilarityEnsues problems]].
18th Apr '16 10:06:39 AM Willbyr
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* Cecile Croomy, the BeleagueredAssistant to [[MadScientist Lloyd Asplund]] in ''CodeGeass'', also serves as his minder in all things professional and social, since he has [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} no interest in doing so himself, preferring his]] HumongousMecha.

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* Cecile Croomy, the BeleagueredAssistant to [[MadScientist Lloyd Asplund]] in ''CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', also serves as his minder in all things professional and social, since he has [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} no interest in doing so himself, preferring his]] HumongousMecha.
14th Apr '16 1:13:13 AM VVK
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[[caption-width-right:350:"No", [[BigNo the most]] [[SlowNo valuable word]] in the Cloudcuckoolander's Minder's vocabulary.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"No", [[BigNo the most]] [[SlowNo most valuable word]] word in the Cloudcuckoolander's Minder's vocabulary.]]
13th Apr '16 1:50:58 PM MsChibi
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** Watari is this to L.
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