History PlayingWith / GodwinsLaw

20th Jun '17 9:28:09 AM BananaPancakes
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** Bob has spent his life fighting Nazis, and is a bit too zealous, if anything.



** When Bob makes his Hitler reference, huge sirens go off through his computer speakers and the screen begins to flash red warning messages, [[ExplosiveInstrumentation and then explodes]].

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** When Bob makes his Hitler reference, huge sirens go off through his computer speakers and the screen begins to flash red warning messages, [[ExplosiveInstrumentation and then explodes]].explodes.]]



* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has "replaced ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."

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* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he he or she has "replaced ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."



** Bob spawns a colossal flame war.

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** Bob spawns a colossal flame war.FlameWar.



* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob's Hitler references depict him in [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] that nobody dares complain.
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob's Hitler references depict him in are [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] just so funny]] that nobody dares complain.
%%* * '''Played For for Drama''': ???Bob is a Hitler sympathizer who broke the "law" to fit in on that board. Eventually, however, the rest of the community grows up while he doesn't. Worse (for him, at least), when his true feelings about Hitler become known, he loses one of his foremost social activities.
12th Jun '17 1:45:31 PM eroock
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* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler’s.

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* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler’s.Hitler's.



** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn’t you mention that it’s a horrible thing to do?

to:

** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn’t wouldn't you mention that it’s it's a horrible thing to do?



** “Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!”

to:

** “Do "Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!”Schindler!"



** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, “This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!”

to:

** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, “This "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!”Obamacare]]!"



** At length Bob cites “a certain European with a toothbrush mustache,” but he’s actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.

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** At length Bob cites “a "a certain European with a toothbrush mustache,” mustache," but he’s he's actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.



** Bob’s great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob’s opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.

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** Bob’s Bob's great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob’s Bob's opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as “the man who killed Godwin,” and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he’s “very busy planning a reunion.” Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don’t get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. “Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It’s been so long!” And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as “the "the man who killed Godwin,” Godwin," and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he’s “very he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don’t don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. “Herr "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It’s It's been so long!” long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.



** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it’s a useful comparison — no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn’t involve dictators.

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** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it’s it's a useful comparison — no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn’t doesn't involve dictators.



* '''Lampshaded''': “Looks like Bob just played the ‘Hitler card’ …”

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* '''Lampshaded''': “Looks "Looks like Bob just played the ‘Hitler card’ …”'Hitler card' …"



* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob’s “bigoted and ignorant” comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob’s account.

to:

* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob’s “bigoted Bob's "bigoted and ignorant” ignorant" comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob’s Bob's account.



* '''Discussed''': “Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn’t make you cool or witty, it just shows that you’re out of arguments.”
* '''Conversed''': “Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?”
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn’t already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has “replaced ''that man'' as history’s greatest villain.”

to:

* '''Discussed''': “Look, "Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn’t doesn't make you cool or witty, it just shows that you’re you're out of arguments.
"
* '''Conversed''': “Why "Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?”
references?"
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn’t hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has “replaced "replaced ''that man'' as history’s history's greatest villain."



** Bob’s tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.

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** Bob’s Bob's tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.



* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob’s Hitler references depict him in [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] that nobody dares complain.

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* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob’s Bob's Hitler references depict him in [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] that nobody dares complain.



[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn’t have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER!''

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[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn’t wouldn't have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER!''
2nd Mar '17 5:34:22 AM Mhazard
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** Bob praises his allies by comparing them to Jesus.

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** Bob praises his allies by comparing them to Jesus.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}.
3rd Nov '16 8:21:03 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

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* %%* '''Played for For Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.???
1st Nov '16 9:40:37 AM BananaPancakes
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** Eventually, Bob decides a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.

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** Eventually, Bob decides a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
Hitler.]]
* '''Downplayed''': Bob compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.Hitler’s.



** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?

to:

** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more reasons that Hitler is reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't wouldn’t you mention that it's it’s a horrible thing to do?



** "Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"

to:

** "Do “Do you know who else was a Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"Schindler!”



** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"

to:

** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This “This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"Obamacare]]!”



** At length Bob cites "a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," but he's actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.

to:

** At length Bob cites "a “a certain European with a toothbrush mustache," mustache,” but he's he’s actually thinking of Creator/CharlieChaplin.



** Bob's great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob's opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.

to:

** Bob's Bob’s great-grandfather was a Nazi.
** And then Bob's Bob’s opponent compares ''him'' to Hitler.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the “the man who killed Godwin", Godwin,” and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very he’s “very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't don’t get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr “Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's It’s been so long!" long!” And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.



** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it's a useful comparison -- no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.

to:

** Bob makes reference to Hitler, but only in a situation where it's it’s a useful comparison -- no insult is intended.
** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't doesn’t involve dictators.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the 'Hitler card'..."

to:

* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks “Looks like Bob just played the 'Hitler card'..."‘Hitler card’ …”



* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's "bigoted and ignorant" comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.

to:

* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's "bigoted Bob’s “bigoted and ignorant" ignorant” comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's Bob’s account.



* '''Discussed''': "Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn't make you cool or witty, it just shows that you're out of arguments."
* '''Conversed''': "Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?"
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has "replaced ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."

to:

* '''Discussed''': "Look, “Look, Bob, playing the Hitler card doesn't doesn’t make you cool or witty, it just shows that you're you’re out of arguments."

* '''Conversed''': "Why “Why are all these forums full of Nazi references?"
references?”
* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't hasn’t already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob says s/he has "replaced “replaced ''that man'' as history's history’s greatest villain."



** Bob's tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.

to:

** Bob's Bob’s tirades about Hitler get so prevalent that everyone stops taking him seriously and he ends up as the laughingstock of the forum.



%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has single-handedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

to:

%%* * '''Played for Laughs''': ???
Bob’s Hitler references depict him in [[AdolfHitlarious such a humorous light]] that nobody dares complain.
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has single-handedly singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.



[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn't have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER''!

to:

[[GodwinsLaw You know who else wouldn't wouldn’t have clicked on this link?]] ''HITLER''!''HITLER!''
22nd May '16 7:27:07 PM VPhantom
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** "do you know who else was a nazi? Oskar Schindler!"

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** "do "Do you know who else was a nazi? Nazi? Oskar Schindler!"



%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
22nd May '16 5:51:48 PM bhlee0019
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Added DiffLines:

** "do you know who else was a nazi? Oskar Schindler!"
13th Mar '16 12:52:57 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob decides after some thought that such a comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.

to:

** Eventually, Bob decides after some thought that such a Hitler comparison is [[InsultToRocks unfair to Hitler]].
* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer fewer, less infamous, and/or less JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.



** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews (or a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.

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** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews (or else a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.



** A discussion of the Nazis is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"

to:

** A serious discussion of the Nazis conducted in good faith is derailed by unrelated comparisons. For example, in a discussion about the Final Solution, someone says, "This sounds just like [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obamacare]]!"



* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob suggests that s/he has "replaced ''our good friend Mr. Unmentionable'' as history's greatest villain."

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* '''Implied''': Every time somebody who hasn't already ticked him off on the forum does so, Bob suggests that says s/he has "replaced ''our good friend Mr. Unmentionable'' ''that man'' as history's greatest villain."



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.

to:

%%* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played For for Drama''': Bob [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] when he realizes he has singlehandedly single-handedly derailed a heretofore respectable forum.



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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
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29th Apr '15 3:05:00 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob spends all day trolling the forums, making Hitler references to anything he can.

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** Bob spends all day trolling {{troll}}ing the forums, making Hitler references to anything everything he can.reads.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less bad than Hitler's.

to:

* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an another historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were fewer and/or less bad JustForFun/{{egregious}} than Hitler's.



** The forum discussion is about Germany during World War II, so such references are appropriate.
** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more of the reasons that Hitler is considered evil. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?
** The discussion is about a country or regime which actually can be seriously compared to Nazi Germany (Stalinist Russia, for example).

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** The forum discussion is about Germany during World War II, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, so such references are appropriate.
** Another poster mentioned, in a positive light, one or more of the reasons that Hitler is considered evil.reviled. If someone was telling you that they support genocide, wouldn't you mention that it's a horrible thing to do?
** The discussion is about a country or regime which actually can be seriously compared to Nazi Germany (Stalinist Russia, for example).(e.g. Stalinist Russia).



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.
19th Apr '15 7:54:42 PM BananaPancakes
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'''Basic Trope''': Some participant will inevitably make a comparison to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and/or ThoseWackyNazis during any online debate.

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'''Basic Trope''': Some participant will inevitably make insult someone else by making a comparison to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and/or ThoseWackyNazis during any online debate.



* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad and/or less numerous than Hitler's.

to:

* '''Downplayed''': Bob unfavorably compares his opponent to an historical figure generally considered an {{Acceptable Target|s}}, albeit one whose crimes were less bad fewer and/or less numerous bad than Hitler's.



** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews.
** Hitler is compared to someone else.

to:

** The forum members are anti-Semites, and among such a community a common meme is that someone insults his opponent by comparing him to Jews.
Jews (or a Hitler comparison is positive).
** Hitler is compared unfavourably to someone else.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the [Entertainment] we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.

to:

* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob frequently posts online in situations where Hitler would be an obvious comparison, but always manages to find another historical figure who did something roughly similar: Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Subotai, what have you. He becomes a [[AscendedFanboy famous historical lecturer]], known as "the man who killed Godwin", and is invited on TV talk shows to discuss the Nazis and/or Israel, but turns these down because he's "very busy planning a reunion." Near the end of the [Entertainment] work we see Bob shaving his full mustache, but we don't get a look at his face again until he walks into a German restaurant and shakes hands with several elderly German gentlemen. "Herr Goering, Herr Himmler. JOSEF! Liebschen! It's been so long!" And as he embraces a short frail old man, the POV turns around and we see that he IS Hitler.



** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.

to:

** Bob finds another AbominationAccusationAttack to use that doesn't involve dictators.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the Hitler card..."

to:

* '''Lampshaded''': "Looks like Bob just played the Hitler card...'Hitler card'..."



* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's bigoted and ignorant comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.

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* '''Exploited''': The opponent promptly raises a stink over Bob's bigoted "bigoted and ignorant ignorant" comment, hoping the forum mod will shut down Bob's account.
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