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* [[FatBastard Fat Bitch]]: The Dude's wife, at least in the movie. In both it and the second game, she's simply known as "The Dude's Bitch". [[spoiler: According to ''Paradise Lost'', she was indeed this before her dating Mad Cow Mike J made her thin. After the boss fight, Mike J revives her with his milk, turning her fat again]].

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* [[FatBastard Fat Bitch]]: The Dude's wife, at least in the movie. In both it and the second game, she's simply known as "The Dude's Bitch". [[spoiler: According [[spoiler:According to ''Paradise Lost'', she was indeed this before her dating Mad Cow Mike J made her thin. After the boss fight, Mike J revives her with his milk, turning her fat again]].







* AllThereInTheManual: There's no {{backstory}} or anything in the game, save for the unsettling loading screens, nor a tutorial of any sort. The manual fills you in a bit, suggesting that a HatePlague has infected the town.

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\n* AllThereInTheManual: There's no {{backstory}} or anything in the game, save for the unsettling loading screens, nor a tutorial of any sort. The manual and Hard mode in ''POSTAL Redux'' fills you in a bit, suggesting that a HatePlague has infected the town.



* TheCameo: A cheat code in Redux unlocks [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/{{Hatred}} Not Important/The Antagonist]]]] as a playable character, complete with his own voice lines.

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* TheCameo: A cheat code in Redux unlocks [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/{{Hatred}} [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Hatred}} Not Important/The Antagonist]]]] as a playable character, complete with his own voice lines.



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: ''Postal III'' was a horrible dream suffered by the Dude while he was in an 11 year coma in between ''Apocalypse Weekend'' and ''Paradise Lost''.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler: ''Postal [[spoiler:''Postal III'' was a horrible dream suffered by the Dude while he was in an 11 year coma in between ''Apocalypse Weekend'' and ''Paradise Lost''.]]



* AndTheAdventureContinues: ''Paradise Lost'''s [[spoiler: escape ending has the Dude and Champ get out of town, while Krotchy goes on about the tenacity of the human spirit and how Paradise will continue on through thick or thin... [[NukeEm Boom]]. The Dude decides that he's had enough and walks off towards his car with Champ, ready for his next adventure]].
-->'''Postal Dude:''' [[spoiler: Eh, fuck 'em. C'mon, Champ. We got adventures waiting elsewhere]].

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: ''Paradise Lost'''s [[spoiler: escape [[spoiler:escape ending has the Dude and Champ get out of town, while Krotchy goes on about the tenacity of the human spirit and how Paradise will continue on through thick or thin... [[NukeEm Boom]]. The Dude decides that he's had enough and walks off towards his car with Champ, ready for his next adventure]].
-->'''Postal Dude:''' [[spoiler: Eh, [[spoiler:Eh, fuck 'em. C'mon, Champ. We got adventures waiting elsewhere]].



** And it happens again in ''Paradise Lost''. [[spoiler: The place ends up getting nuked ''again'' if you decide to get the fuck out of town after finally finding Champ and forego talking to each faction leader.]]

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** And it happens again in ''Paradise Lost''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The place ends up getting nuked ''again'' if you decide to get the fuck out of town after finally finding Champ and forego talking to each faction leader.]]



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In ''Apocalypse Weekend'' [[spoiler: the Dude has to take down a giant zombified Mad Cow Mike J as the last thing he does in that game]]. Later, in ''Paradise Lost'', [[spoiler: the Dude has to fight off a giant Champ and later an even more giant Bitch]].

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In ''Apocalypse Weekend'' [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dude has to take down a giant zombified Mad Cow Mike J as the last thing he does in that game]]. Later, in ''Paradise Lost'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dude has to fight off a giant Champ and later an even more giant Bitch]].



** ''Paradise Lost'' features plenty more of them, among their ranks being [[spoiler: Zack Ward and The Bitch]].

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** ''Paradise Lost'' features plenty more of them, among their ranks being [[spoiler: Zack [[spoiler:Zack Ward and The Bitch]].



* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: At the start of Monday, your wife tells you to pick up some Rocky Road. When you get home at the end of Friday, she asks if you remembered to get the Rocky Road.]]
-->'''Postal Dude:''' [[spoiler: ...[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons d'oh!]] [[DrivenToSuicide *BANG*]]]]

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* BrickJoke: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the start of Monday, your wife tells you to pick up some Rocky Road. When you get home at the end of Friday, she asks if you remembered to get the Rocky Road.]]
-->'''Postal Dude:''' [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler:...[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons d'oh!]] [[DrivenToSuicide *BANG*]]]]



* ChekhovsGun: The final objective of Friday in ''Paradise Lost'' is to get Al Qaeda to make an I.E.D to blow open the seal that's holding Champ. [[spoiler: Fast forward to the end, and you find that the Postal III Dude has beaten you to it]]. So the Dude just stashes it away, mentioning that "[[LampshadeHanging You never know when you might need one]]". [[spoiler: Sure enough, after the FinalBoss has been beaten, the Dude does away with her once and for all with the very same I.E.D]].

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* ChekhovsGun: The final objective of Friday in ''Paradise Lost'' is to get Al Qaeda to make an I.E.D to blow open the seal that's holding Champ. [[spoiler: Fast [[spoiler:Fast forward to the end, and you find that the Postal III Dude has beaten you to it]]. So the Dude just stashes it away, mentioning that "[[LampshadeHanging You never know when you might need one]]". [[spoiler: Sure [[spoiler:Sure enough, after the FinalBoss has been beaten, the Dude does away with her once and for all with the very same I.E.D]].



** In the regular game, right at the beginning of the game, on Monday, [[spoiler: there's a sewer pipe that leads to a hidden terrorist base, which is located just behind the Dude's home. You'll be facing more than a dozen of {{Mooks}} there and most of them are equipped with assault rifles. Among them are ones wearing black turbans and red longcoats; these drop bulletproof vests if you manage to shoot them in the head (easiest to do with the pistol). If you manage to survive their stand, you'll be packing heat for the majority of the game. Then, starting on Wednesday, a couple of mooks on the lower level are armed with Rocket Launchers. If you kill ''them'', then you're really off the hook. Not only that, but you can repeat the process at any day by exiting the base from the way you came and then re-entering the base, which respawns the mooks that you've killed. Make sure you're well equipped before going there because, depending on the difficulty level (especially on the harder ones), you could lose health faster than the blink of an eye when getting shot.]]

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** In the regular game, right at the beginning of the game, on Monday, [[spoiler: there's [[spoiler:there's a sewer pipe that leads to a hidden terrorist base, which is located just behind the Dude's home. You'll be facing more than a dozen of {{Mooks}} there and most of them are equipped with assault rifles. Among them are ones wearing black turbans and red longcoats; these drop bulletproof vests if you manage to shoot them in the head (easiest to do with the pistol). If you manage to survive their stand, you'll be packing heat for the majority of the game. Then, starting on Wednesday, a couple of mooks on the lower level are armed with Rocket Launchers. If you kill ''them'', then you're really off the hook. Not only that, but you can repeat the process at any day by exiting the base from the way you came and then re-entering the base, which respawns the mooks that you've killed. Make sure you're well equipped before going there because, depending on the difficulty level (especially on the harder ones), you could lose health faster than the blink of an eye when getting shot.]]



* TheDreaded: In ''Paradise Lost'' the first objective is to ask around about Champ, who went missing in the intro. You'll have to go through a lot of civilians running away screaming when you show them the photo before you finally get a result from an increasingly annoyed Dude. [[spoiler: Turns out that Champ is now known as [[GratuitousSpanish "El Perro Loco"]] after mutating and going on a rampage]].

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* TheDreaded: In ''Paradise Lost'' the first objective is to ask around about Champ, who went missing in the intro. You'll have to go through a lot of civilians running away screaming when you show them the photo before you finally get a result from an increasingly annoyed Dude. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out that Champ is now known as [[GratuitousSpanish "El Perro Loco"]] after mutating and going on a rampage]].



* EveryoneIsArmed: [[spoiler: After you complete the last errand on Friday, the Apocalypse begins and turns everybody into a gun-toting, trigger happy maniac who won't hesitate to shoot at anything that moves, including you]].

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* EveryoneIsArmed: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After you complete the last errand on Friday, the Apocalypse begins and turns everybody into a gun-toting, trigger happy maniac who won't hesitate to shoot at anything that moves, including you]].



* FeedItABomb: [[spoiler: Using the I.E.D that Al Qaeda made for him, the Dude finally rids himself of the Bitch in this way]].
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: Mad Cow Mike J]] in ''Apocalypse Weekend'', then [[spoiler: a super-sized demonic version of the Bitch]] in ''Paradise Lost''.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: [[spoiler: ''Paradise Lost'''s final level takes place in one of these, complete with random screaming]].

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* FeedItABomb: [[spoiler: Using [[spoiler:Using the I.E.D that Al Qaeda made for him, the Dude finally rids himself of the Bitch in this way]].
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: Mad [[spoiler:Mad Cow Mike J]] in ''Apocalypse Weekend'', then [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a super-sized demonic version of the Bitch]] in ''Paradise Lost''.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: [[spoiler: ''Paradise [[spoiler:''Paradise Lost'''s final level takes place in one of these, complete with random screaming]].



* FlippingTheBird: Civilians do this on a regular basis in the base game. This continues in ''Paradise Lost'', where yelling without a weapon will cause the Dude to either do the one-handed or two-handed variant. Later on in that expansion, dying in the battle against [[spoiler: the giant demonic Bitch]] will have [[spoiler: her]] do this to your dead body (and by extension, the player). You'll be seeing it [[ThatOneBoss an awful lot]].

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* FlippingTheBird: Civilians do this on a regular basis in the base game. This continues in ''Paradise Lost'', where yelling without a weapon will cause the Dude to either do the one-handed or two-handed variant. Later on in that expansion, dying in the battle against [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the giant demonic Bitch]] will have [[spoiler: her]] [[spoiler:her]] do this to your dead body (and by extension, the player). You'll be seeing it [[ThatOneBoss an awful lot]].



** In ''Paradise Lost'', on Friday after you [[spoiler: defeat The Bitch and return to Paradise from Hell]], you are tasked to either leave Paradise or revisit and kill every faction leader in Paradise. If you go to Gary Coleman and try to kill him like the other faction leaders, sometimes you can end up killing him without triggering the check on the map, therefore tricking the game into thinking you hadn't killed Gary and therefore preventing you from getting the "Best" ending.

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** In ''Paradise Lost'', on Friday after you [[spoiler: defeat [[spoiler:defeat The Bitch and return to Paradise from Hell]], you are tasked to either leave Paradise or revisit and kill every faction leader in Paradise. If you go to Gary Coleman and try to kill him like the other faction leaders, sometimes you can end up killing him without triggering the check on the map, therefore tricking the game into thinking you hadn't killed Gary and therefore preventing you from getting the "Best" ending.



** [[spoiler: The Bitch]] ends up using one against the Dude in ''Paradise Lost''. The Dude can then pick it up from the junkyard the next day, and it is one of the better melee weapons in the game, about equivalent to the scythe in killing power (complete with ability to chop people's legs off) but without having to slowly pull the weapon back before swinging it.

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Bitch]] ends up using one against the Dude in ''Paradise Lost''. The Dude can then pick it up from the junkyard the next day, and it is one of the better melee weapons in the game, about equivalent to the scythe in killing power (complete with ability to chop people's legs off) but without having to slowly pull the weapon back before swinging it.



** ''Escape'': [[spoiler: Completely forego sticking around and meeting all the faction leaders after finding Champ. The Dude and his dog leave the dystopian hellhole that is Paradise before it gets nuked ''again''.]]
** ''Leader'': [[spoiler: Should the Dude go around "thanking" all five faction leaders, he ends up having to kill them all in self-defense. The narrator changes from Krotchy to the ''Postal 3'' Dude, who goes on to explain that the Dude went on to become the "Postal God", leader of the lost city of Paradise.]]

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** ''Escape'': [[spoiler: Completely [[spoiler:Completely forego sticking around and meeting all the faction leaders after finding Champ. The Dude and his dog leave the dystopian hellhole that is Paradise before it gets nuked ''again''.]]
** ''Leader'': [[spoiler: Should [[spoiler:Should the Dude go around "thanking" all five faction leaders, he ends up having to kill them all in self-defense. The narrator changes from Krotchy to the ''Postal 3'' Dude, who goes on to explain that the Dude went on to become the "Postal God", leader of the lost city of Paradise.]]



* NukeEm: [[spoiler: In the ending of ''Apocalypse Weekend'', the Dude grabs a nuclear warhead from an Army base after he's detained as a terrorist. He sets it up at a rival game company, and it takes out Paradise as he and his dog Champ drive away. And at the end of ''Paradise Lost'', the Dude and Champ make their escape, only for Paradise to get nuked ''again'']].

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* NukeEm: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the ending of ''Apocalypse Weekend'', the Dude grabs a nuclear warhead from an Army base after he's detained as a terrorist. He sets it up at a rival game company, and it takes out Paradise as he and his dog Champ drive away. And at the end of ''Paradise Lost'', the Dude and Champ make their escape, only for Paradise to get nuked ''again'']].



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Paradise Lost'', after being defeated, [[spoiler: the giant Bitch gives one of these to the Dude as part of a VillainousBreakdown. The Dude shows that he's [[ShutUpHannibal unwilling to listen]] by throwing [[ChekhovsGun his spare I.E.D]] into her mouth]].

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Paradise Lost'', after being defeated, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the giant Bitch gives one of these to the Dude as part of a VillainousBreakdown. The Dude shows that he's [[ShutUpHannibal unwilling to listen]] by throwing [[ChekhovsGun his spare I.E.D]] into her mouth]].



* ShutUpHannibal: At the end of ''Paradise Lost'' the Dude stops [[spoiler: the Bitch mid-[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lecture]] by throwing his spare I.E.D into her mouth and blowing her to pieces]].

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* ShutUpHannibal: At the end of ''Paradise Lost'' the Dude stops [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Bitch mid-[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech lecture]] by throwing his spare I.E.D into her mouth and blowing her to pieces]].



* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: The Dude from ''Postal III'' becomes this in ''Paradise Lost''. Although certain dialogue implies that he's been around since ''Postal 1''.]]

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* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Dude from ''Postal III'' becomes this in ''Paradise Lost''. Although certain dialogue implies that he's been around since ''Postal 1''.]]



* UnexplainedRecovery: Gary Coleman and [[spoiler: Mad Cow Mike J]] reappear in ''Paradise Lost'', completely healthy. During the course of ''Paradise Lost'', [[spoiler: Gary Coleman gets sent into the bottomless pit in his midget mine, Zack Ward gets killed so you can loot his vault to pay for Mike J's wedding, and Vince Desi gets turned into a Mad Cow Tourettes Zombie. All three get better for their respective bonus boss fights, should you meet with the faction leaders on Friday instead of just leaving town.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: Gary Coleman and [[spoiler: Mad [[spoiler:Mad Cow Mike J]] reappear in ''Paradise Lost'', completely healthy. During the course of ''Paradise Lost'', [[spoiler: Gary [[spoiler:Gary Coleman gets sent into the bottomless pit in his midget mine, Zack Ward gets killed so you can loot his vault to pay for Mike J's wedding, and Vince Desi gets turned into a Mad Cow Tourettes Zombie. All three get better for their respective bonus boss fights, should you meet with the faction leaders on Friday instead of just leaving town.]]



* TheVoice: The Dude's Wife (AKA: "The Bitch") is heard at the start and end of each of the five days, but she's never actually seen. [[spoiler: ...that is, until ''Paradise Lost'', where she serves as a boss on Wednesday, coming at the Dude with a [[KatanasAreJustBetter large katana]]. Then serving as the (technically) FinalBoss]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Most demonic enemies will have this, notably [[spoiler: Mad Cow Mike J and the giant Bitch in ''Paradise Lost'']].

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* TheVoice: The Dude's Wife (AKA: "The Bitch") is heard at the start and end of each of the five days, but she's never actually seen. [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler:...that is, until ''Paradise Lost'', where she serves as a boss on Wednesday, coming at the Dude with a [[KatanasAreJustBetter large katana]]. Then serving as the (technically) FinalBoss]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Most demonic enemies will have this, notably [[spoiler: Mad [[spoiler:Mad Cow Mike J and the giant Bitch in ''Paradise Lost'']].



* WideOpenSandbox: At the start of the day, you're given three or four errands and then left to your own devices. You can even choose to do some errands in different ways - for example, the bank robbery mentioned at the very top of the page? You can sneak into the vault and steal the money yourself while the intended robbers and police are fighting each other, and then [[spoiler:sneak out through a secret passage behind a bookshelf]]. More areas unlock as the week progresses, and you can usually explore between them at will, though doing so on the final day becomes dangerous [[spoiler: what with hellfire raining from the sky, and all]].

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* WideOpenSandbox: At the start of the day, you're given three or four errands and then left to your own devices. You can even choose to do some errands in different ways - for example, the bank robbery mentioned at the very top of the page? You can sneak into the vault and steal the money yourself while the intended robbers and police are fighting each other, and then [[spoiler:sneak out through a secret passage behind a bookshelf]]. More areas unlock as the week progresses, and you can usually explore between them at will, though doing so on the final day becomes dangerous [[spoiler: what [[spoiler:what with hellfire raining from the sky, and all]].









** Reaching Daveland on either route has [[spoiler: Chomo's Presidential Campaign tape replaced with a sex tape featuring the Mayor. And Uncle Dave. And the Malaysian slave "boy". And a ''rhino''. Thankfully, it's only described, but what little is seen of the "video" shows someone's naked ass and a man-tit.]]

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** Reaching Daveland on either route has [[spoiler: Chomo's [[spoiler:Chomo's Presidential Campaign tape replaced with a sex tape featuring the Mayor. And Uncle Dave. And the Malaysian slave "boy". And a ''rhino''. Thankfully, it's only described, but what little is seen of the "video" shows someone's naked ass and a man-tit.]]



** Good Ending: [[spoiler: After Mayor Chomo's botched campaign speech and him, Uncle Dave, and Osama run away, the Dude is sent after them. While cornered, Dave decides to arm a plutonium bomb so that the Hockey Moms, Postal Babes, Gay Cowboys, and the Dude are killed along with them. Turns out that the Afghani "plutonium" is nothing but a jar of piss. After the Dude kills Chomo, Dave, and Osama, [[WeirdnessMagnet things take a turn for the weird-worst]]. The Apocalypse happens ''again''. With the fucking ''Venezuelan army'' lead by Hugo Chavez showing up. After fighting his way through the war-torn streets of Catharsis to reach his trailer, the Dude confronts Chavez and kills him. The aftermath results in a wave of "Dude-mania", with the Dude becoming a national hero, finishing with him taking the 2012 Presidential campaign by storm and replacing UsefulNotes/BarackObama, with Jennifer Walcott as his personal bodyguard. While discussing Oval Office redecoration ideas with Jen, the Dude finds the [[BigRedButton infamous fictional representation of the nuclear football]] thanks to Champ. It ends with a close-up of the Dude wearing a devilish grin on his face and saying "I will regret nothing". Cue the credits.]]
** Bad Ending: [[spoiler: Starts off almost the same as the Good Ending, but instead of the Dude going after the Mayor, Uncle Dave, and Osama, he fights his way out of Daveland with Champ and leaves them to the Hockey Moms. Dave decides to drink the "plutonium" rather than have the Hockey Moms kill him, but finds out that the jar was full of piss. The Hockey Moms end up tearing the trio apart akin to a zombie horde. After a fake-out "The End", the Dude continues his tale, showing that him, Champ, and the Motorhead monkey were captured by the US army and sub-sequentially given the electric chair. Another scene change [[TheReveal reveals]] that the person the Dude was telling his tale to was Saint Peter, in hopes of bullshitting his way into Heaven. After Peter trounces the Dude's story, he says that he has no choice but to send the Dude to his eternal damnation. As the Dude and Champ are dropped into Hell, the Dude yells out "I regret nothing!" and the credits roll.]]
** Neutral/Pacifist Ending: [[spoiler: Same as the Good Ending, except for the final outcome. The Postal Dude ends up on Limp Dickerson's late night talk show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous", sharing his story of having escaped the Venezuelan Army in Catharsis without killing anyone. He announces that his best-selling book: "The Fall of Paradise: If I Did It" (a jab at O.J. Simpson's book) is coming out on softcover. He has since married Jennifer Walcott after finding her trying to hotwire his car, with their wedding ceremony taking place in Machu Picchu. The couple then take this moment to advertise the Peruvian Big Mac and Peruvian NAZCAR (NASCAR + Nazca Lines). The host then congratulates them on their highly publicized lottery jackpot win of $500,000,000, with the Dude also mentioning that they've moved into their dream house, ending with the obligatory quip: "I guess you could say, I regret nothing." Champ then proceeds to gnaw the host's nads, the signal fades and the credits roll.]]

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** Good Ending: [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Mayor Chomo's botched campaign speech and him, Uncle Dave, and Osama run away, the Dude is sent after them. While cornered, Dave decides to arm a plutonium bomb so that the Hockey Moms, Postal Babes, Gay Cowboys, and the Dude are killed along with them. Turns out that the Afghani "plutonium" is nothing but a jar of piss. After the Dude kills Chomo, Dave, and Osama, [[WeirdnessMagnet things take a turn for the weird-worst]]. The Apocalypse happens ''again''. With the fucking ''Venezuelan army'' lead by Hugo Chavez showing up. After fighting his way through the war-torn streets of Catharsis to reach his trailer, the Dude confronts Chavez and kills him. The aftermath results in a wave of "Dude-mania", with the Dude becoming a national hero, finishing with him taking the 2012 Presidential campaign by storm and replacing UsefulNotes/BarackObama, with Jennifer Walcott as his personal bodyguard. While discussing Oval Office redecoration ideas with Jen, the Dude finds the [[BigRedButton infamous fictional representation of the nuclear football]] thanks to Champ. It ends with a close-up of the Dude wearing a devilish grin on his face and saying "I will regret nothing". Cue the credits.]]
** Bad Ending: [[spoiler: Starts [[spoiler:Starts off almost the same as the Good Ending, but instead of the Dude going after the Mayor, Uncle Dave, and Osama, he fights his way out of Daveland with Champ and leaves them to the Hockey Moms. Dave decides to drink the "plutonium" rather than have the Hockey Moms kill him, but finds out that the jar was full of piss. The Hockey Moms end up tearing the trio apart akin to a zombie horde. After a fake-out "The End", the Dude continues his tale, showing that him, Champ, and the Motorhead monkey were captured by the US army and sub-sequentially given the electric chair. Another scene change [[TheReveal reveals]] that the person the Dude was telling his tale to was Saint Peter, in hopes of bullshitting his way into Heaven. After Peter trounces the Dude's story, he says that he has no choice but to send the Dude to his eternal damnation. As the Dude and Champ are dropped into Hell, the Dude yells out "I regret nothing!" and the credits roll.]]
** Neutral/Pacifist Ending: [[spoiler: Same [[spoiler:Same as the Good Ending, except for the final outcome. The Postal Dude ends up on Limp Dickerson's late night talk show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous", sharing his story of having escaped the Venezuelan Army in Catharsis without killing anyone. He announces that his best-selling book: "The Fall of Paradise: If I Did It" (a jab at O.J. Simpson's book) is coming out on softcover. He has since married Jennifer Walcott after finding her trying to hotwire his car, with their wedding ceremony taking place in Machu Picchu. The couple then take this moment to advertise the Peruvian Big Mac and Peruvian NAZCAR (NASCAR + Nazca Lines). The host then congratulates them on their highly publicized lottery jackpot win of $500,000,000, with the Dude also mentioning that they've moved into their dream house, ending with the obligatory quip: "I guess you could say, I regret nothing." Champ then proceeds to gnaw the host's nads, the signal fades and the credits roll.]]



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: For the most part, celebrities appear as themselves (Jennifer Wolcott, Randy Jones, etc.) or as in-name parodies of such (Uwe Boll, [[spoiler: Al Gore, Hugo Chavez]]) but there is one major exception - the unnamed leader of the Hockey Moms [[TakeThat looks a whole hell of a lot like Sarah Palin.]]

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: For the most part, celebrities appear as themselves (Jennifer Wolcott, Randy Jones, etc.) or as in-name parodies of such (Uwe Boll, [[spoiler: Al [[spoiler:Al Gore, Hugo Chavez]]) but there is one major exception - the unnamed leader of the Hockey Moms [[TakeThat looks a whole hell of a lot like Sarah Palin.]]



* UnreliableNarrator: If you get the bad ending, it reveals that [[spoiler: the entire game was just a fake story that the Dude made up just to get into Heaven. Unfortunately, St. Peter saw through his lies and sent him to Hell as punishment.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: If you get the bad ending, it reveals that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the entire game was just a fake story that the Dude made up just to get into Heaven. Unfortunately, St. Peter saw through his lies and sent him to Hell as punishment.]]









** Murdering an innocent old woman, picking on and abusing a mentally handicapped man in a wheelchair for cheap money, having sex with The Postal Dude's wife behind his back and all around just being a complete douche. His partner John is simply depicted as an [[FunnyForeigner incompetent foreigner]] who watches and lets Greg do his terrible actions without question. Luckily, [[KarmicDeath they get their just deserts]] when [[spoiler: they get trapped in The Postal Dude's trailer because his wife is too fat to fit through the doorway just as the bomb destroys the block.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: Osama Bin Laden and [[spoiler: Richard]], both of whom have separate motives for wanting the Bird Flu and only work together during the {{Enemy Mine}} situation below.

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** Murdering an innocent old woman, picking on and abusing a mentally handicapped man in a wheelchair for cheap money, having sex with The Postal Dude's wife behind his back and all around just being a complete douche. His partner John is simply depicted as an [[FunnyForeigner incompetent foreigner]] who watches and lets Greg do his terrible actions without question. Luckily, [[KarmicDeath they get their just deserts]] when [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they get trapped in The Postal Dude's trailer because his wife is too fat to fit through the doorway just as the bomb destroys the block.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: Osama Bin Laden and [[spoiler: Richard]], [[spoiler:Richard]], both of whom have separate motives for wanting the Bird Flu and only work together during the {{Enemy Mine}} situation below.



* EnemyMine: Al-Qaeda team up with [[spoiler: Dave's remaining followers, who've been tricked by Richard into believing that Postal Dude killed Dave when it was actually Richard himself]], in order to try and kill Postal Dude during the climax.

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* EnemyMine: Al-Qaeda team up with [[spoiler: Dave's [[spoiler:Dave's remaining followers, who've been tricked by Richard into believing that Postal Dude killed Dave when it was actually Richard himself]], in order to try and kill Postal Dude during the climax.



** The film doesn't follow the plot of the second game, merely featuring references and brief allusions to it (Krotchy, the setting of Paradise and [[spoiler: said town getting nuked]], the police suit, the bank robbery, using cats as supressors, etc).

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** The film doesn't follow the plot of the second game, merely featuring references and brief allusions to it (Krotchy, the setting of Paradise and [[spoiler: said [[spoiler:said town getting nuked]], the police suit, the bank robbery, using cats as supressors, etc).
18th Apr '17 4:49:58 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In ''Apocalypse Weekend'' the publishing company's CEO denies having the ''Postal 2'' gold master disc, [[ImplausibleDeniability even though it's right there on his desk.]]

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In ''Apocalypse Weekend'' the publishing company's CEO denies having the ''Postal 2'' gold master disc, [[ImplausibleDeniability even though it's right there on his desk.]]


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** There's a hotel in the base game that claims to have private rooms and relaxing, murder-free showers.
17th Apr '17 4:49:05 PM Kadorhal
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* PressXToDie: Played literally. In ''Postal 1'', the player can press "Q" to commit suicide by gunshot. ''Postal 2'' allows you to press "G" do the same, but by biting a hand-grenade, which doubles as a SuicideAttack. This was removed from ''Postal III''. There is a nod to it in the form of the "Emo" [[CosmeticAward achievement]], for injuring yourself.

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* PressXToDie: Played literally. In ''Postal 1'', the player can press "Q" to commit suicide by gunshot. ''Postal 2'' allows you to press "G" do the same, but by biting a hand-grenade, which doubles as a SuicideAttack. This was removed from ''Postal III''. There is a nod III'' and ''Paradise Lost'', though the former nods to it in the form of the "Emo" [[CosmeticAward achievement]], for injuring yourself.



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "With my luck, that's really a nun, or someone's grandmother. [[SociopathicHero But there's no sense in taking chances]]."

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "With The Dude even remarks on it in ''Apocalypse Weekend'' during an early hallucination sequence, noting after killing what appears to be a demon with the voice and features of Gary Coleman that "with my luck, that's really a nun, or someone's grandmother. [[SociopathicHero But there's no sense in taking chances]]."



* WideOpenSandbox: The second and third games to varying degrees. The first game, and the second game's expansion are linear, level-based games, but some levels are fairly open in design. ''Postal III'' eventually had a Free Roam mode patched in.

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* WideOpenSandbox: The second and third games to varying degrees. The first game, and the second game's first expansion are linear, level-based games, but some levels are fairly open in design.design and allow for at least some exploration (particularly the "Lower Paradise" area of ''Apocalypse Weekend''). ''Postal III'' eventually had a Free Roam mode patched in.



* [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this, if not outright {{Alternate Continuity}}. The diary entries are all 20 years later, the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise, and there are several changes to the endings.]]

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* [[spoiler:StealthSequel: Redux is implied to be this, if not outright {{Alternate Continuity}}. The diary entries are all dated 20 years later, the psychiatrist is now voiced by Corey Cruise, and there are several changes to the endings.]]



** Played totally straight for the player; the difference between having armor or not before entering a gunfight is typically only about five extra HP at the end of it. This isn't an effect of the armor being bad at what it does - it actually absorbs a significant amount of damage - but for the fact that you're a regular dude doing regular things who nevertheless gets shot at about as often as any other FPS protagonist, so that even the heavy kevlar armor will barely take twenty rounds from the assault rifle.

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** Played totally straight for the player; the difference between having armor or not before entering a gunfight is typically only about five extra HP at the end of it. This isn't so much an effect of the armor being bad at what it does - it actually absorbs a significant amount of damage per bullet, even if at about the same cost to armor points as it would have taken from your health normally - but for the fact that you're a regular dude doing regular things who nevertheless gets shot at about as often as any other FPS protagonist, so that even the heavy kevlar armor will barely take twenty rounds from the assault rifle.protagonist.
13th Apr '17 8:50:58 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ArtificialStupidity: If you hang around for a while without using a weapon, chances are that you'll see a random pedestrian pull out their gun and try to shoot at whoever is nearby, which usually results in them being gunned down by police.

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If you hang around for a while without using a weapon, chances are that you'll see a random pedestrian pull out their gun and try to shoot at whoever is nearby, which usually results in them being gunned down by police.police.
** If you stand still while agitated cops are standing nearby, they may ask you to drop your weapon if they've seen you use it. However, they seem to have absolutely no issues with you picking it up immediately afterwards.
** Agitate someone who's using a melee weapon. Unzip your pants and stand still while they run up to you. Piss at their face just as they're reaching you, and watch them back away with disgust, only to once again run towards you after a few seconds. Piss at them again, and watch them back away again, only to yet again start running towards you soon after. Repeat ad infinitum.
10th Apr '17 1:18:47 AM ZuTheSkunk
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** The Dude: "Guns don't kill people. ''I'' do."

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** The Postal Dude: "Guns don't kill people. ''I'' '''I''' do."
10th Apr '17 1:17:29 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* BadassBoast:
** Piss off a cop, and they may say "You just signed your death warrant".
** The Dude: "Guns don't kill people. ''I'' do."
9th Apr '17 11:49:19 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* GoombaStomp: You can do this, although this does nothing to your victim other than annoying them.
7th Apr '17 2:21:37 PM Gosicrystal
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* DevelopersForesight:
** It is nearly impossible to beat the game without killing anyone (especially in the hardest difficulty level), and in fact, most players probably wouldn't even think of trying it (sort of defeats the purpose of a game designed purely for CatharsisFactor). However, if you somehow manage to pull it off, you will get a unique message at the end of the game saying "[[VideoGameCaringPotential Thanks for playing, Jesus]]".
** If you "discard" a cat near a dog, the dog will pursue the fleeing cat until [[LudicrousGibs it catches it]].
** Allied dogs will fight just about any person who is assaulting you until the person or the dog is dead.
** Dogs will leave waste matter on the ground, given time.
** Police officers say something similar to "It's not worth your pension!" if they see you tasing somebody while you're dressed as a cop.



* DisgustingPublicToilet: Many throughout the game.

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* DisgustingPublicToilet: Many throughout the game.%%* DisgustingPublicToilet



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: It is nearly impossible to beat the game without killing anyone (especially in the hardest difficulty level, see below) and in fact, most players probably wouldn't even think of trying it (sort of defeats the purpose of a game designed purely for CatharsisFactor). However, if you somehow manage to pull it off, you will get a unique message at the end of the game saying "[[VideoGameCaringPotential Thanks for playing, Jesus]]".
** There are a surprising number of details in the game itself too, showing that the development team truly cared to add depth to the game's interactivity: For example, if you "discard" a cat near a dog, the dog will pursue the fleeing cat until [[LudicrousGibs it catches it]], allied dogs will fight just about any person who is assaulting you until the person or the dog is dead, and dogs will even leave waste matter on the ground, given time. Other touches include varied responses based upon your costume, such as police officers saying something similar to "It's not worth your pension!" if they see you tasing somebody while you're dressed as a cop.
8th Mar '17 5:24:14 AM SamMax
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* AllJustADream: The whole game was retroactively rendered as such; see CanonDiscontinuity below.
23rd Feb '17 12:09:03 PM skidoo23
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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Almost all of the Dude's chores can be solved legally (i.e. [[PacifistRun without stealing or murdering]]), but have some of annoyance to bait the player into going on a rampage. When Dude goes to get Gary Coleman's autograph, there's an enormous line, so why wait when you can set someone on fire and steal ''their'' autographed book?

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Almost all of the Dude's chores can be solved legally (i.e. [[PacifistRun without stealing or murdering]]), but have some degree of annoyance to bait the player into going on a rampage. When Dude goes to get Gary Coleman's autograph, there's an enormous line, so why wait when you can set someone on fire and steal ''their'' autographed book?



* WideOpenSandbox: At the start of the day, you're given three or four errands and then left to your own devices. You can even choose to do some errands in different ways - for example, the bank robbery mentioned at the very top of the page? You can sneak into the vault and steal the money yourself while the intended robbers and police are fighting each other, and then [[spoiler:sneak out through a secret passage behind a bookshelf]].

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* WideOpenSandbox: At the start of the day, you're given three or four errands and then left to your own devices. You can even choose to do some errands in different ways - for example, the bank robbery mentioned at the very top of the page? You can sneak into the vault and steal the money yourself while the intended robbers and police are fighting each other, and then [[spoiler:sneak out through a secret passage behind a bookshelf]]. More areas unlock as the week progresses, and you can usually explore between them at will, though doing so on the final day becomes dangerous [[spoiler: what with hellfire raining from the sky, and all]].
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