History VideoGame / Awesomenauts

20th Dec '16 12:06:05 PM Xtifr
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[[ExcusePlot Right, with the plot out of the way]], the game is what takes centre stage from here. Think of the structure of a typical {{MOBA}} game (lanes with creeps going down them, turrets at periodic moments, and a base you have to destroy at the end), but recontextualised as a 2D platformer. This naturally opens up some slightly different skill sets to what you'd expect from something like ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', ''DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'' and the like.

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[[ExcusePlot Right, with the plot out of the way]], the game is what takes centre stage from here. Think of the structure of a typical {{MOBA}} game (lanes with creeps going down them, turrets at periodic moments, and a base you have to destroy at the end), but recontextualised as a 2D platformer. This naturally opens up some slightly different skill sets to what you'd expect from something like ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', ''DefenseOfTheAncientsAllStars'' ''VideoGames/DefenseOfTheAncients'' and the like.
24th Nov '16 6:57:25 PM MurlocAggroB
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** Mind Collection

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** The Mind Collection



** [=SlowWolf=] (Referral bonus)



** Balance - Lonestar, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop, Max Focus

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** Balance - Lonestar, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, Skree, Scoop, Max Focus



** The guys who play this straight are Leon, Skølldir, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop, Professor Yoolip, and Jimmy and the [=LUX5000=] (and arguably Froggy G, and Clunk, as their normal attacks are ranged but their specials are melee/close range, as well as Ix, who has ranged specials AND a ranged AA, but doesn't do much damage outside of melee). The rest subvert it.

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** The guys who play this straight are Leon, Skølldir, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop, Professor Yoolip, and Jimmy and the [=LUX5000=] (and arguably Froggy G, and Clunk, as their normal attacks are ranged but their specials are melee/close range, as well as Ix, Ix who has ranged specials AND and a ranged AA, but doesn't do much damage outside of melee). The rest subvert it.
24th Nov '16 6:13:47 PM MurlocAggroB
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** A rapping ex-gangster frog
** An angry robot with the tendency to self-destruct
** A Soviet lab-monkey on a [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot AI]]-JetPack[[note]]Specifically, a space monkey the Russians launched in the 1960s during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar[[/note]]

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** A rapping breakdancing ex-gangster frog
** An angry robot with the a tendency to self-destruct
** A Soviet lab-monkey on a an [[AIIsACrapshoot crapshoot AI]]-JetPack[[note]]Specifically, a space monkey the Russians launched in the 1960s during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar[[/note]]



** [[HordeOfAlienLocusts An alien locust]]

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** [[HordeOfAlienLocusts An alien locust]]locust]] with acid breath



** A religious yet gluttonous humanoid caterpillar

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** A religious yet gluttonous humanoid giant caterpillar



** An alien techno-shaman

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** An alien A Rasta techno-shaman



** A grizzled, ex-cop bird-man with a laserbow

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** A grizzled, ex-cop bird-man bird with a laserbow



** An IntrepidReporter robot drone



** Balance - Lonestar, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop

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** Balance - Lonestar, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, ScoopScoop, Max Focus



* VideoGameFlight: Vinnie and Spike have a Franchise/{{Kirby}}-esque floating ability; however, most maps are claustrophobic and he has a ranged attack. Yuri, Ayla, and Chucho can fly freely, but Ayla can only fly when using Rage and Chucho can only fly while riding his hoverbike.

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* VideoGameFlight: Vinnie and Spike have a Franchise/{{Kirby}}-esque floating ability; however, most maps are claustrophobic and he has a ranged attack. Yuri, Ayla, Max, and Chucho can fly freely, but Ayla can only fly when using Rage and Chucho can only fly while riding his hoverbike.
6th Nov '16 9:25:05 AM MurlocAggroB
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* EvilOverlooker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj6ejHuBe5E Used for the picture used in this video]].

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* EvilOverlooker: Blabl Zork is usually portrayed this way. Can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj6ejHuBe5E Used for the picture used in this video]].video]].
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Most skills have pretty simple, self-explanatory names, even skills that would usually get some more flavour in other [=MOBAs=].



* FloatingPlatforms

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* FloatingPlatformsFloatingPlatforms: Averted by most terrain elements, but the maps are littered with free-floating glass platforms that can be passed through by pressing down. Starstorm Station contains the only floating solid terrain.



* IShallTauntYou: Can be done with by pressing the TauntButton. Each character has a handful of different taunts they can say.



* InASingleBound: All of the characters in the game excluding Clunk, Voltar, Vinnie & Spike, Derpl, Jimmy, and Ted [=McPain=], have super-human jumps which are essential for making getaways, Leon and Froggy G more so than the rest.
** And even then, Clunk, Derpl, Jimmy, and [=McPain=] have jet-packs, Voltar can hover, and Yuri and Spike can fly (Vinnie rides on Spike's back).

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* InASingleBound: All of the characters in the game excluding Clunk, Voltar, Vinnie & Spike, Derpl, Jimmy, and Ted [=McPain=], have super-human jumps which are essential for making getaways, Leon and platforming. Froggy G more so than the rest.
even has an upgrade that improves his.
** And even then, Clunk, Derpl, Jimmy, and [=McPain=] Ted have jet-packs, Voltar can hover, and Yuri and Spike can fly (Vinnie rides on Spike's back).



* KingMook: The Solar Bosses are this to the neutral creeps on the Ribbit IV map. They're very tough, have a powerful attack, and quickly regenerate health when left alone. However, they drop a lot of solar when killed and instantly heal whoever lands the killing blow.

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* KingMook: The Solar Bosses are this to the neutral creeps on the Ribbit IV map. They're very tough, have a powerful attack, and quickly regenerate health when left alone. However, they drop a lot of solar Solar and XP when killed and instantly heal whoever lands the killing blow.



* MiniMecha: Derpl's AI-driven secretary desk also acts as a combat walker and a weapons platform.



* [[NPCRoadblock PC Roadblock]]: Enemy players can't pass through each other. If you find yourself stopping in place while you're holding a directional button, there's probably an invisible Leon trying to slink past.



* ShowsDamage: Turrets begin to spark and smoke whenever they're damaged noticeably.
* SingleBiomePlanet: Ribbit IV is entirely a swamp and Sorona is a desert.

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* ShowsDamage: Turrets and the Drill begin to spark and smoke whenever they're damaged noticeably.
noticeably. They also get a new icon on the minimap to reflect how damaged they are.
* SingleBiomePlanet: Ribbit IV is entirely a swamp and Sorona is a desert. Okeanos seems to be entirely an ocean based on descriptions, while Luxor is made of crystals.
17th Oct '16 11:20:29 AM MurlocAggroB
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* ShoutOut: By the truckload. Some achievement names reference cartoons from the '80s. The characters' quotes and upgrade descriptions are also full of various references.
** [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Awesomenauts, roll out!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/BionicSix Bionic family.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}} Hawk, wolf, puma, and bear.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/PolePosition In pole position.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Let our powers combine!]]
** [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Master of the Universe!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}} Party at Sky Vault.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Slimer's evil twin.]]
** [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles T-U-R-R-E-T powah!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Thunder, thunder, thunder!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SilverHawks On wings of silver.]]
** [[Franchise/GIJoe Yoooo JOE!]]
** Clunk can't seem to go three lines without referencing a rock song (or sometimes, other famous robots).
--> ''"[[AC: Clunk; [[Music/CheapTrick All wound up and ready to go.]]"'' ]]
--> ''"[[AC: [[Music/TenaciousD You cannot kill the metal.]]"'' ]]
--> ''"[[AC: [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Bite Clunk's shiny metal.]]"'' ]]
** [[Music/JamesBrown "Daddy's got a brand new bag!"]]
** [[Franchise/StarTrek "Resistance is futile."]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home!"]]
** [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} "See you later, Shiplords!"]]
** Penny Fox quotes multiple lines from VideoGame/StarFox64.
** The hidden EasterEgg game "Roflnauts" is a {{Retraux}}-style ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' game. It gives the characters silly names, such as "[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Megoman]]" for Clunk and "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Honic]]" for Leon.

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* ShoutOut: By the truckload. Some achievement names reference cartoons from the '80s. The characters' quotes and upgrade descriptions are also full of various references.
** [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Awesomenauts, roll out!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/BionicSix Bionic family.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}} Hawk, wolf, puma, and bear.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/PolePosition
In pole position.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Let our powers combine!]]
** [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Master of the Universe!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}} Party at Sky Vault.]]
** [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Slimer's evil twin.]]
** [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles T-U-R-R-E-T powah!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Thunder, thunder, thunder!]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SilverHawks On wings of silver.]]
** [[Franchise/GIJoe Yoooo JOE!]]
** Clunk can't seem to go three lines without referencing a rock song (or sometimes, other famous robots).
--> ''"[[AC: Clunk; [[Music/CheapTrick All wound up and ready to go.]]"'' ]]
--> ''"[[AC: [[Music/TenaciousD You cannot kill the metal.]]"'' ]]
--> ''"[[AC: [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Bite Clunk's shiny metal.]]"'' ]]
** [[Music/JamesBrown "Daddy's got a brand new bag!"]]
** [[Franchise/StarTrek "Resistance is futile."]]
** [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home!"]]
** [[LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} "See you later, Shiplords!"]]
** Penny Fox quotes multiple lines from VideoGame/StarFox64.
** The hidden EasterEgg game "Roflnauts" is a {{Retraux}}-style ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' game. It gives the characters silly names, such as "[[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Megoman]]" for Clunk and "[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Honic]]" for Leon.
fact, it has its [[ShoutOut/{{Awesomenauts}} own page]].
16th Oct '16 10:36:32 AM MurlocAggroB
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[[caption-width-right:350:Use your powers, show your might!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Use your powers, show your might!]]
might![[note]]Counter-clockwise: Lonestar, Voltar, Leon, Clunk, Froggy G, Yuri.[[/note]]]]



* AprilFools: On April 1st, 2016, Awesomenauts got a retro update; complete with chiptunes and a pixel filter. The pixelation could be switched on and off by pressing ctrl+P.
* AreaOfEffect: Examples include Clunk's self-destruct, Lonestar's dynamite, Yuri's time bubble, Derpl's nuke, Voltar's healbot, and Coco's lightning ball. Furthermore, Lonestar's Bull can be upgraded to explode on any nearby targets once it expires and Voltar's drones can be manually self-destructed to deal damage. In fact, the only 'Naut who ''doesn't'' have some kind of AOE move is Ksenia.

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* AprilFools: On April 1st, They've done two so far. The first was in 2015, which replaced all the neutral creeps in the game with sheep. This was also a cross-promotion with Swords & Soldiers II, which had recently launched.
** In
2016, Awesomenauts got a retro update; complete with chiptunes and a pixel filter. The pixelation could be switched on and off by pressing ctrl+P.
ctrl+P. This turned out to be an elaborate teaser for the upcoming 8-bit Yoolip skin.
* AreaOfEffect: Examples include Everyone character has at least some form of this. Prominent examples are things like Clunk's self-destruct, Lonestar's dynamite, Yuri's time bubble, Derpl's nuke, Voltar's healbot, and Coco's lightning ball. Furthermore, Lonestar's Bull can be upgraded to explode on any nearby targets once it expires explode, Ayla's Rage, and Voltar's drones can be manually self-destructed to deal damage. healbot. In fact, the only 'Naut who ''doesn't'' have some kind of AOE move by default is Ksenia.Rocco.



* CharacterCustomization: Each character has their own set of skills, but their loadout of skills and subsequent builds can be customised.

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* CharacterCustomization: Each character has their own set of skills, but their loadout of skills and subsequent builds upgrades can be customised.



* ColourCodedMultiplayer: Every 'Naut can fight against an opposing identical 'Naut, the only difference being a red or blue-themed colour scheme and sometimes a costume change.

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* ColourCodedMultiplayer: Every 'Naut The player is coloured red or blue depending on which team they're on. Everyone can fight against an opposing identical 'Naut, but will still look totally unlike the only difference being a red or blue-themed other due to their colour scheme and sometimes a costume change.scheme.



** Any character that uses large amounts of crowd control have their effectiveness halved by [[WeaksauceWeakness Baby Kuri Mammoth]], a utility item available to almost every character. If they built too heavy into [=CC=], most of their power is gone.

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** Any character that uses large amounts of crowd control have their effectiveness halved reduced by [[WeaksauceWeakness Baby Kuri Mammoth]], a utility item available to almost every character. If they built too heavy into [=CC=], most of their power is gone.



* DropInDropOutMultiplayer

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* DropInDropOutMultiplayerDropInDropOutMultiplayer: Actually averted as of 3.3, which added a new matchmaking system, and prevented players from leaving and joining a new game or joining a game in progress.



** The guys who play this straight are Leon, Skølldir, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop, Professor Yoolip, and Jimmy and the [=LUX5000=] (and arguably Froggy G and Clunk, as their normal attacks are ranged but their specials are melee/close range). The rest subvert it.

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** The guys who play this straight are Leon, Skølldir, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop, Professor Yoolip, and Jimmy and the [=LUX5000=] (and arguably Froggy G G, and Clunk, as their normal attacks are ranged but their specials are melee/close range).range, as well as Ix, who has ranged specials AND a ranged AA, but doesn't do much damage outside of melee). The rest subvert it.



* HomingBoulders: Clunk's rockets (with an upgrade), Gnaw's Weedling shots, Derpl's missiles (an upgrade for his turret), and Chucho's turret shots.

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* HomingBoulders: Clunk's rockets (with an upgrade), Sentry's mines (also with an upgrade), Gnaw's Weedling shots, Derpl's Derpl and Lonestar's missiles (an upgrade for his turret), (very similar projectiles, both with upgrades), and Chucho's turret shots.



* InASingleBound: All of the characters in the game excluding Clunk, Voltar, Vinnie & Spike, Derpl, Jimmy, and Ted [=McPain=], have super-human jumps which are essential for making getaways, Leon and Froggy G. moreso than the rest.

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* InASingleBound: All of the characters in the game excluding Clunk, Voltar, Vinnie & Spike, Derpl, Jimmy, and Ted [=McPain=], have super-human jumps which are essential for making getaways, Leon and Froggy G. moreso G more so than the rest.



* InterfaceScrew: Some skills can be upgraded to blind players, which temporarily darkens the edges of their screen.
** As of version 2.3, being blinded whites out most of the screen instead.

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* InterfaceScrew: Some skills can be upgraded to blind players, which temporarily darkens the edges of their screen.
** As of version 2.3, being blinded whites
blacks out most of the screen instead.their screen.



* JetPack: Lonestar and Skølldir use these to DoubleJump while Derpl, Clunk, Jimmy, and [=McPain=] use them to hover upward.

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* JetPack: Lonestar and Skølldir use these uses this to DoubleJump while Derpl, Clunk, Jimmy, and [=McPain=] use them to hover upward.upward. Yuri can freely fly around with his.



** Played straight as of patch 2.12, which overhauled the game to include an XP System. Every Awesomenaut has scaling damage and health based on their team level.

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** Played straight as of patch 2.12, 13, which overhauled the game to include an XP System. Every Awesomenaut has scaling damage and health based on their team level.



* PokemonSpeak: At least, if the below SpeaksInBinary example is true.


Added DiffLines:

** Starstorm Station is just ''gorgeous''. It's filled with lots of little details, including lights that turn on and off, moving parts, scenery that you can interact with, several Easter eggs, and subtle references to all five of the Starstorm 'Nauts. It's also the first map where the art isn't mirrored at the halfway point.
6th Oct '16 1:13:27 PM MurlocAggroB
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** A one-armed french-speaking alien chameleon [note] the other arm is a sword [[/note]].
** A rapping ex-gangster alien frog

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** A one-armed french-speaking alien chameleon [note] the French-speaking space chameleon[[note]]The other arm is a sword [[/note]].
sword[[/note]]
** A rapping ex-gangster alien frog



** A dim-witted alien on a nuclear-powered[[note]]Literally![[/note]] walking secretary desk

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** A dim-witted [[TheDitz dim-witted]] alien on a nuclear-powered[[note]]Literally![[/note]] walking secretary desk



** A criminally sadistic little alien girl with psionic powers
** An interstellar sea captain who literally IS a squid

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** A criminally sadistic CuteAndPsycho little alien girl with psionic powers
** An interstellar sea captain who literally IS [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods a squidsquid]]



** A grizzled, ex-cop bird-man archer

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** A grizzled, ex-cop bird-man archerwith a laserbow



** A crystal NatureSpirit fighting against mining companies

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** A crystal NatureSpirit fighting against mining companiesenvironmentalist made of crystal



* AprilFools: On April 1st, 2016, Awesomenauts got a retro update; complete with chiptunes and a pixel filter. The pixellation can be switched on and off by pressing ctrl+P.

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* AprilFools: On April 1st, 2016, Awesomenauts got a retro update; complete with chiptunes and a pixel filter. The pixellation can pixelation could be switched on and off by pressing ctrl+P.



** With the "Overdrive" expansion, the earlier nauts will be redesigned with more detail and animation to match the newer nauts. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/awesomenauts_overdrive_sheriff_lonestar_graphical_update.jpg Here's comparision between old Lonestar and new Lonestar]].

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** With the "Overdrive" expansion, the earlier nauts will be redesigned with more detail and animation to match the newer nauts. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/awesomenauts_overdrive_sheriff_lonestar_graphical_update.jpg Here's comparision comparison between old Lonestar and new Lonestar]].



** Balance - Lonestar, Gnaw, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop
** Support - Voltar, Yuri, Genji, Sentry X-58, Professor Yoolip, Ix

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** Balance - Lonestar, Gnaw, Skølldir, Raelynn, Admiral Swiggins, Scoop
** Support - Voltar, Yuri, Gnaw, Genji, Sentry X-58, Professor Yoolip, Ix


Added DiffLines:

* SpeciesSurname: Zig-zagged. Played straight for most of the PettingZooPeople in the game. Unknown if Genji and Vinnie follow it, and it's completely averted by Swiggins.
** Played with in Leon's case, as while his last name is Chameleon, his species is actually a Kremzon.
17th Sep '16 7:03:04 PM BiffJr
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* ContextSensitiveButton: Depending on the platform, there is one button that does naught but open the shop screen, and only while you are at the shop.
17th Sep '16 6:59:55 PM BiffJr
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** A one-armed french-speaking alien chameleon

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** A one-armed french-speaking alien chameleonchameleon [note] the other arm is a sword [[/note]].
30th Aug '16 1:45:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Penny Fox quotes multiple lines from StarFox64.

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** Penny Fox quotes multiple lines from StarFox64.VideoGame/StarFox64.
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