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2nd Apr '16 8:29:16 AM escamilla
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** By the same token, Niels is an [[AffablyEvil unfailingly polite and even charming young man]] who would happily torture, stalk, or kidnap you and/or go after your family if you did anything to bother him - or if he thought it would be entertaining.

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** By the same token, Niels is an [[AffablyEvil unfailingly polite and even charming young man]] who would happily torture, stalk, or kidnap you and/or go after your family if you did anything to bother him - or if he thought it would be entertaining.



** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way. He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''Webcomic/ManalaNextDoor''.

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** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way. He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''Webcomic/ManalaNextDoor''.



* CosmicPlaything: Agent 250 seems to be this, for good or ill. Every now and then he'll have a silent conversation with God, in which the good old Almighty actually answers him. To put an even finer point on it, God even does things like deliberately piss 250 off so he'll beat up a guy God doesn't like.

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* CosmicPlaything: Agent 250 seems to be this, for good or ill.250. Every now and then he'll have a silent conversation with God, in which the good old Almighty actually answers him. To put an even finer point on it, God even does things like deliberately piss 250 off so he'll beat up a guy God doesn't like.



* HeroAntagonist: Of a sort. The reason Caron doesn't appear in the comics much at all is because she is too professional in her job protecting the law to play around with Niels and the other bad guys, and would simply shoot them on the spot.

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* HeroAntagonist: Of a sort. The reason Caron doesn't appear in the comics much at all is because she is too professional in her job protecting the law to play around with Niels and the other bad guys, and would simply shoot them on the spot.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Peter is tormented by a demon that only he can see. Whether or not it is real or just a hallucination is up for the reader to decide.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Peter is tormented by a demon that only he can see. Whether or not it he is real or just a hallucination is up for the reader to decide.



** Better yet, the comic in which it occurs is titled "Finally."

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** Better yet, the The comic in which it occurs is titled "Finally."



** Kinda. Niels likes following and bugging Thomas, even after he quit the case. It's to the point where Thomas was concerned when Niels ''didn't'' follow him for a couple weeks.

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** Kinda. Niels likes following and bugging Thomas, even after he quit the case. It's to the point where Thomas was concerned when Niels ''didn't'' follow him for a couple weeks.



* TokenMinority: Inverted, of the three main characters, the white Niels is the odd man out. Likewise with the crime syndicate, the only other white person with a high ranking position is Harold.

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* TokenMinority: Inverted, of Inverted. Of the three main characters, the white Niels is the odd man out. Likewise with the crime syndicate, the only other white person with a high ranking position is Harold.
2nd Apr '16 8:18:09 AM escamilla
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* MaleFrontalNudity: Just once, [[http://nielsg.com/do-the-underwear-dance here]] (needless to say, NSFW).

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* MaleFrontalNudity: Just once, Peter; for example, [[http://nielsg.com/do-the-underwear-dance here]] (needless to say, NSFW).(NSFW).
15th Feb '16 2:47:17 PM intastiel
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On indefinite hiatus since June 2015.
15th Feb '16 2:40:33 PM eroock
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'''''[[http://nielsg.com/ Niels]]''''' is a comic done by Creator/{{Humon}}, of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' fame.

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'''''[[http://nielsg.''[[http://nielsg.com/ Niels]]''''' Niels]]'' is a comic done by Creator/{{Humon}}, of ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' fame.
22nd Dec '15 2:08:26 PM StarkTwilight
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* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic. And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And Agent 250, who is gay albeit formerly closeted. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.

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* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic. And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And Agent 250, who is gay albeit formerly closeted.closeted in a heterosexual marriage. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.
22nd Dec '15 2:07:24 PM StarkTwilight
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* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic. And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.

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* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic. And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And Agent 250, who is gay albeit formerly closeted. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.
29th Oct '15 1:00:07 PM MoonByte
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** Averted in the actual relationship between 250 and 300. 300 certainly has more body hair, yet their intercourse has so far been implied as having 250 being on top.
1st Aug '15 5:04:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way. He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''ManalaNextDoor''.

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** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way. He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''ManalaNextDoor''.''Webcomic/ManalaNextDoor''.
3rd Jul '15 7:05:58 AM needlessexposition
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* ButtMonkey: One of Niels' men, Drew, tends to take the most verbal abuse out of them all due to being quick to anger and jump to conclusions. He even calls out and has been called out as being TheUnfavorite of the group.
15th Jun '15 7:09:23 PM mlsmithca
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* AffablyEvil: Niels is the rare villain that is ''both'' AffablyEvil and FauxAffablyEvil. His genuine love for Duncan, Natalie, and Elliot indicates that the only thing separating him from being a relatively normal person (besides his obvious [[ParentalAbandonment abandonment issues]]) is his villainy, fitting the trope for Affably Evil (a true Faux Affably Evil villain would just be pretending to care about Duncan and Natalie). On the other hand, Niels enjoys maintaining/feigning his affable personality in order to [[MindScrew psychologically torture]] his enemies, fitting the trope for Faux Affably Evil (this is best shown when he explicitly states to 250 that 300 is just a particularly fun toy to him - a true Affably Evil villain would genuinely care about a rival like 300).
** Short version: like ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Niels is a sociopath who has a very few people he has an honest emotional connection to and cares about, but unlike Dexter does not channel his psychopathic tendencies into trying to do good.
* AffectionateParody: Agent 300 is a parody of suave secret agent womanizers such as James Bond.
** Perhaps not so affectionate, as the author has mentioned disliking the character archetype and creating 300 with the intent of ridiculing it - though she admitted that, ironically, once she had created 300, she became fond of him.
* AmicablyDivorced: Agent 250 is better friends with his ex wife now than he ever was when they were married, and they still go on vacations together with their daughter.
** Definite TruthInTelevision here- many divorced couples, especially ones who break up due to one partner's discovery of their homosexuality, get along much better post-divorce.

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* AffablyEvil: Niels is the rare villain that is ''both'' AffablyEvil and FauxAffablyEvil. His genuine love for Duncan, Natalie, and Elliot indicates that the only thing separating him from being a relatively normal person (besides his obvious [[ParentalAbandonment abandonment issues]]) is his villainy, fitting the trope for Affably Evil (a true Faux Affably Evil villain would just be pretending to care about Duncan and Natalie). On the other hand, Niels enjoys maintaining/feigning his affable personality in order to [[MindScrew psychologically torture]] his enemies, fitting the trope for Faux Affably Evil (this is best shown when he explicitly states to 250 that 300 is just a particularly fun toy to him - a true Affably Evil villain would genuinely care about a rival like 300).
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300). Short version: like ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', Niels is a sociopath who has a very few people he has an honest emotional connection to and cares about, but unlike Dexter does not channel his psychopathic tendencies into trying to do good.
* AffectionateParody: Agent 300 is a parody of suave secret agent womanizers such as James Bond.
** Perhaps not so affectionate, as the author has mentioned disliking the character archetype and creating 300 with the intent of ridiculing it - though she admitted that, ironically, once she had created 300, she became fond of him.
* AmicablyDivorced: Agent 250 is better friends with his ex wife now than he ever was when they were married, and they still go on vacations together with their daughter.
** Definite TruthInTelevision here- many divorced couples, especially ones who break up due to one partner's discovery of their homosexuality, get along much better post-divorce.
good.



* BreakoutCharacter: Agent 250, who starred in several Niels comics by himself shortly after being introduced, and was the main focus in one of the longest continuous story lines so far.
** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way.
*** He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''ManalaNextDoor''.

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* BreakoutCharacter: BreakoutCharacter:
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Agent 250, who starred in several Niels comics by himself shortly after being introduced, and was the main focus in one of the longest continuous story lines so far.
far.
** To some extent, Jacob, the demon that Peter and his cult worship. Humon enjoys drawing him so much that the majority of drawings featuring him are completely unrelated to the Niels universe in any way.
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way. He and his girlfriend now star in their own webcomic, ''ManalaNextDoor''.



* ButNotTooEvil: After growing sick of all the [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco-ing]] of rapist/child molester/cult leader Peter, Humon posted an image of him about to [[{{Squick}} molest his daughter]], to underline the fact that "He is not a nice person, no matter how [[FauxAffablyEvil funny]] he is." The InternetBackdraft was incredible. Most of it was made of people asking [[CompletelyMissingThePoint how could she draw something so cruel]].
* CarpetOfVirility: Parodied. One of the Yaoi Rules states that the man with the most body hair is the seme. In this case, it'd be Agent 300, but he couldn't bring himself to top Niels, since he's still in the closet.

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* ButNotTooEvil: ButNotTooEvil:
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After growing sick of all the [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco-ing]] of rapist/child molester/cult leader Peter, Humon posted an image of him about to [[{{Squick}} molest his daughter]], to underline the fact that "He is not a nice person, no matter how [[FauxAffablyEvil funny]] he is." The InternetBackdraft was incredible. Most of it was made of people asking [[CompletelyMissingThePoint how could she draw something so cruel]].
cruel.
** Humon has also repeatedly tried to show this is the case with Niels himself, occasionally showing him doing things that no sane person should be able to think he's a good guy after doing. Arguably, Niels is a case of where you can like him, [[YouBastard you're just supposed to feel bad about it]].
* CarpetOfVirility: CarpetOfVirility:
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Parodied. One of the Yaoi Rules states that the man with the most body hair is the seme. In this case, it'd be Agent 300, but he couldn't bring himself to top Niels, since he's still in the closet.



* CharacterisationMarchesOn: Nearly everyone, to some extent, evolves into a much more fleshed out character over time.
** Referenced in one comic, where Duncan thinks Niels poisoned some chocolate. Humon said the joke came from when she didn't know if Niels loved Duncan and Natalie or was just using them and would kill them when done. Now she knows he'd just give them chocolate with chili in it.
* CheerfulChild: Wendy plays this entirely straight despite her mother dying in childbirth. Thomas being a great father to her as well as his ex-partner Caron being a maternal figure/babysitter also helps

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* CharacterisationMarchesOn: Nearly everyone, to some extent, evolves into a much more fleshed out character over time.
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time. Referenced in one comic, where Duncan thinks Niels poisoned some chocolate. Humon said the joke came from when she didn't know if Niels loved Duncan and Natalie or was just using them and would kill them when done. Now she knows he'd just give them chocolate with chili in it.
* CheerfulChild: CheerfulChild:
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Wendy plays this entirely straight despite her mother dying in childbirth. Thomas being a great father to her as well as his ex-partner Caron being a maternal figure/babysitter also helps helps.



* ClosetKey: Niels for Agent 300, though at first it's [[HoYay ambiguous]] as to whether there's an actual attraction or whether they're simply trying to distract each other (see the description for [[nielsg.com/just-a-little-push Just a Little Push]]). After a few [[DiscussedTrope conversations]] with Thomas, 300 starts to realize that perhaps the flirtation between them isn't "normal" for a completely heterosexual male. Explicitly referred to [[nielsg.com/dancing-around-the- here]].

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* ClosetKey: ClosetKey:
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Niels for Agent 300, though at first it's [[HoYay ambiguous]] as to whether there's an actual attraction or whether they're simply trying to distract each other (see the description for [[nielsg.[[http://nielsg.com/just-a-little-push Just a Little Push]]). After a few [[DiscussedTrope conversations]] with Thomas, 300 starts to realize that perhaps the flirtation between them isn't "normal" for a completely heterosexual male. Explicitly referred to [[nielsg.com/dancing-around-the- here]].[[http://nielsg.com/dancing-around-the-subject here]].
** Agent 250 is a much more straightforward ClosetKey for 300. He's out and proud and trying to get into 300's pants, and [[ObliviousToLove once 300 notices,]] he's perfectly receptive to it.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Duncan -- Natalie made him realize he was bisexual, not gay.



* CosmicPlaything: Agent 250 seems to be this, for good or ill. Every now and then he'll have a silent conversation with God, in which the good old Almighty actually answers him.
** To put an even finer point on it, God even does things like deliberately piss 250 off so he'll beat up a guy God doesn't like.

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* CosmicPlaything: Agent 250 seems to be this, for good or ill. Every now and then he'll have a silent conversation with God, in which the good old Almighty actually answers him.
**
him. To put an even finer point on it, God even does things like deliberately piss 250 off so he'll beat up a guy God doesn't like.



* DepravedBisexual: Duncan and Niels may be likable and polite, but they are still horrible people who do horrible things, and the artist would like to remind us that they are the ''bad guys''.

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* DepravedBisexual: DepravedBisexual:
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Duncan and Niels may be likable and polite, but they are still horrible people who do horrible things, and the artist would like to remind us that they are the ''bad guys''.guys''.
** Also, Peter, though he's more of a Depraved [[AnythingThatMoves Pansexual]].



* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic.
** And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.

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* EveryoneIsBi: Except for Natalie, who's heterosexual but bi-romantic.
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bi-romantic. And Thomas and Caron, who are heterosexual. And most of the ''supporting'' characters are straight, like the people working for Niels.



* HeroicBSOD: Agent 300 has two, one where he realizes that yes, he is crushing on Niels, and no, it is not a case of StupidSexyFlanders or EvenTheGuysWantHim (after Thomas rattles off a list of men who ''don't'' want him), and the other where he's fired for fraternizing with Niels. (Obviously, he gets rehired.)

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Agent 300 has two, one where he realizes that yes, he is crushing on Niels, and no, it is not a case of StupidSexyFlanders or EvenTheGuysWantHim (after Thomas rattles off a list of men who ''don't'' want him), and the other where he's fired for fraternizing with Niels. (Obviously, he gets rehired.))
** Thomas had one when he realized that he let chasing Niels take over his life, causing him to nearly miss his daughter's birth and ''actually'' missing his wife's last breath, leading him to quit the Niels case.



* ParentalAbandonment: Cemented a huge part of Niels's adolescence. His parents were never there for him, and were more concerned about their image than anything, brushing off concerns about Niels not being 'right in the head'.
** Oddly, it would appear their relationship warmed up, as they're shown to be on good terms now and even invite Niels and Natalie over and recently have come to visit. However, the author has said they still block out his weirder actions (ie. being bisexual and a horrible murder/crime boss).

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* ParentalAbandonment: ParentalAbandonment:
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Cemented a huge part of Niels's adolescence. His parents were never there for him, and were more concerned about their image than anything, brushing off concerns about Niels not being 'right in the head'.
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head'. Oddly, it would appear their relationship warmed up, as they're shown to be on good terms now and even invite Niels and Natalie over and recently have come to visit. However, the author has said they still block out his weirder actions (ie. being bisexual and a horrible murder/crime boss).boss).
** Duncan never knew his father, and his mother died from drugs when he was six.



* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler: "I sleep [[nielsg.com/finally in the nude]]."]]
* RunningGag: Agent 300 will ''never'' let Agent 250 forget that his daughter almost bit off his man parts. Surprisingly, Agent 250 doesn't seem to mind hearing about his daughter's... [[ReallyGetsAround conquests]].

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* RelationshipUpgrade: RelationshipUpgrade:
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[[spoiler: "I sleep [[nielsg.[[http://nielsg.com/finally in the nude]]."]]
** Better yet, the comic in which it occurs is titled "Finally."
* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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Agent 300 will ''never'' let Agent 250 forget that his daughter almost bit off his man parts. Surprisingly, Agent 250 doesn't seem to mind hearing about his daughter's... [[ReallyGetsAround conquests]].conquests]].
** Also, Niels and 300 stealing each other's clothes.



* SmugSmiler:
** Niels is almost never seen without his sideways smile.

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* SmugSmiler:
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SmugSmiler: Niels is almost never seen without his sideways smile.



* StalkerWithACrush: Kinda. Niels likes following and bugging Thomas, even after he quit the case. It's to the point where Thomas was concerned when Niels ''didn't'' follow him for a couple weeks.

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* StalkerWithACrush: StalkerWithACrush:
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Kinda. Niels likes following and bugging Thomas, even after he quit the case. It's to the point where Thomas was concerned when Niels ''didn't'' follow him for a couple weeks.weeks.
** Also, Peter for Niels.



* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Thomas, before his wife's death caused him to quit the case. Caron is the ReplacementGoldfish of this, and tried to bring Thomas back to this.

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* SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: SympatheticInspectorAntagonist:
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Thomas, before his wife's death caused him to quit the case. Caron is the ReplacementGoldfish of this, and tried to bring Thomas back to this.this.
** Agent 300 and Agent 250 as well.



* WhamEpisode: This strip: [[http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/183/0/6/all_very_simple_by_humon-d3kqrwc.jpg]] [[spoiler:After 250 and 300 have basically taken over the script, it suddenly ends with Niels violently taking both the story and 300 back. That is, until [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass 300]] takes it back for him and 250 with unexpected offscreen badassery.]]

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* WhamEpisode: This strip: WhamEpisode:
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[[http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/183/0/6/all_very_simple_by_humon-d3kqrwc.jpg]] jpg This strip.]] [[spoiler:After 250 and 300 have basically taken over the script, it suddenly ends with Niels violently taking both the story and 300 back. That is, until [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass 300]] takes it back for him and 250 with unexpected offscreen badassery.]]
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