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* Ash Lake is one of the few non-boss fight parts of the game to have its own soundtrack, designed to swell up in an epic fashion as the player emerges from the Great Hollow and beholds the SceneryPorn in front of them. Unfortunately, it's actually tied to where the camera is pointing- so it's perfectly possible to rapidly turn the music on and off by rapidly adjusting the camera, [[https://youtu.be/XSq4T_88Px8?t=604 like so]].

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* Ash Lake is one of the few non-boss fight parts of the game to have its own soundtrack, designed to swell up in an epic fashion as the player emerges from the Great Hollow and beholds the SceneryPorn in front of them. Unfortunately, it's actually tied to where the camera is pointing- so it's perfectly possible to rapidly turn the music on and off by rapidly adjusting the camera, as demonstrated by WebVideo/TBSkyen [[https://youtu.be/XSq4T_88Px8?t=604 like so]].here]].


* Some of the mods ([[InternetBackdraft not counting stuff that gives you an unfair advantage]]) offered by the community are a great way to cultivate your enjoyment of the game. To wit:

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* Some of the mods ([[InternetBackdraft not (not counting stuff that gives you an unfair advantage]]) advantage) offered by the community are a great way to cultivate your enjoyment of the game. To wit:


* The backstory to [[MsFanservice Gwynevere's]] design: [[WordOfGod Miyazaki]] originally wanted her design to be elegant and graceful, but the artist drew her like she is now. The designer was ''so pleased'' with what he had made that Miyazaki couldn't say no to him.

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* The backstory to [[MsFanservice Gwynevere's]] design: [[WordOfGod Miyazaki]] originally wanted her design to be elegant and graceful, but the artist drew her like she is now. The designer was ''so pleased'' with what he had made that Miyazaki couldn't say no to him.him.
* Ash Lake is one of the few non-boss fight parts of the game to have its own soundtrack, designed to swell up in an epic fashion as the player emerges from the Great Hollow and beholds the SceneryPorn in front of them. Unfortunately, it's actually tied to where the camera is pointing- so it's perfectly possible to rapidly turn the music on and off by rapidly adjusting the camera, [[https://youtu.be/XSq4T_88Px8?t=604 like so]].


** Spooky Londor.

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** Spooky Londor.Londor where the normal music is replaced by death metal.


* Similarly, an unarmed parry, which has the exact same effect as a shielded parry (no damage, window in the enemy attack for a riposte) except... with your ''[[BarehandedBladeBlock bare hand]]''. That's either this or a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]].

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* Similarly, an unarmed parry, which has the exact same effect as a shielded parry (no damage, window in the enemy attack for a riposte) except... with your ''[[BarehandedBladeBlock bare hand]]''. That's either this or a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]].


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* Past the bonfire after the Taurus Demon, going up the tower in the side door at the entrance of the Undead Parish will have you come face to face with [[spoiler: [[EliteMook a goddamn Black Knight]]]]. Or more accurately, face to face with their ''giant goddamn sword''. [[{{Catchphrase}} Prepare to Die]] indeed.

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* Past the bonfire after the Taurus Demon, going up the tower in the side door at the entrance of the Undead Parish will have you come face to face with [[spoiler: [[EliteMook a goddamn Black Knight]]]].Knight]]. Or more accurately, face to face with their ''giant goddamn sword''. [[{{Catchphrase}} Prepare to Die]] indeed.



* Some of the armour combinations can be this. For example, try wearing [[FatBastard Smough]]'s set of armour ''except'' for the helmet (even funnier if you customise your character to have a smaller-than-average head). Or wearing Smough's helmet, armour and gauntlets... combined with a Hollow Warrior waistcloth.
* The Symbol of Avarice, a rare drop from Mimics that boosts item drop rate and increases the number of souls you obtain, at the cost of constantly draining your life. It's also...well, a description would do it injustice. [[spoiler:It's a mimic's head helmet. Complete with lolling tongue.]]

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* Some of the armour combinations can be this. For example, try wearing [[FatBastard Smough]]'s set of armour ''except'' for the helmet (even funnier if you customise customize your character to have a smaller-than-average head). Or wearing Smough's helmet, armour and gauntlets... combined with a Hollow Warrior waistcloth.
* The Symbol of Avarice, a rare drop from Mimics that boosts item drop rate and increases the number of souls you obtain, at the cost of constantly draining your life. It's also...well, a description would do it injustice. [[spoiler:It's It's a mimic's head helmet. Complete with lolling tongue.]]



* A darkly humorous example: If you kill off Smough first during the [[ThatOneBoss Ornstein and Smough fight]], Ornstein walks over to Smough's body, puts his hand on it, and absorbs Smough that way. If you kill off Ornstein, however...[[spoiler:Smough smashes him with his hammer, and absorbs him that way. What makes it better is that if you watch closely, Ornstein's finger twitches right before he's hit. He's still alive, Smough just doesn't give a damn]].

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* A darkly humorous example: If you kill off Smough first during the [[ThatOneBoss Ornstein and Smough fight]], Ornstein walks over to Smough's body, puts his hand on it, and absorbs Smough that way. If you kill off Ornstein, however...[[spoiler:Smough Smough smashes him with his hammer, and absorbs him that way. What makes it better is that if you watch closely, Ornstein's finger twitches right before he's hit. He's still alive, Smough just doesn't give a damn]].damn.



* Youtube user [=GrimDisaster=] has taken PvP and turned it into a series of absurdist comedy, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12KzmiG4JEg bargain bin versions of Ornstein and Smough]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqacyIaq27o a nudist invader]] who follows around another player smacking his rear (to the point of [[DrivenToSuicide driving one player to suicide]]), and [[http://youtu.be/J4yLoOmhceo two Spartans]] who use their huge shields to make players waste their time and items, which eventually leads to [[spoiler:[[GainaxEnding a 2 on 2 match of nude people fisting each other.]]]]

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* Youtube user [=GrimDisaster=] has taken PvP and turned it into a series of absurdist comedy, ranging from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12KzmiG4JEg bargain bin versions of Ornstein and Smough]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqacyIaq27o a nudist invader]] who follows around another player smacking his rear (to the point of [[DrivenToSuicide driving one player to suicide]]), and [[http://youtu.be/J4yLoOmhceo two Spartans]] who use their huge shields to make players waste their time and items, which eventually leads to [[spoiler:[[GainaxEnding [[GainaxEnding a 2 on 2 match of nude people fisting each other.]]]]]]



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5SYDNoxJc&t=5m50s This LP]] shows two of the best messages ever when the player reaches Gwynevere: [[spoiler:"Be wary of [[{{Nosebleed}} bleeding]]"]] and [[spoiler:"Imminent holding with both hands."]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5SYDNoxJc&t=5m50s This LP]] shows two of the best messages ever when the player reaches Gwynevere: [[spoiler:"Be "Be wary of [[{{Nosebleed}} bleeding]]"]] bleeding]]" and [[spoiler:"Imminent "Imminent holding with both hands."]]"



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT3jm9QhVNs&t=8m Blocking]], in reference to the decently rated [[HintSystem message]] in [[spoiler:[[ThatOneBoss Manus]]' boss room]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT3jm9QhVNs&t=8m Blocking]], in reference to the decently rated [[HintSystem message]] in [[spoiler:[[ThatOneBoss [[ThatOneBoss Manus]]' boss room]].room.



** For those who don't want to watch the video: [[spoiler: Upon returning to the Shrine, he finds a ''dozen'' of the powerful [=NPCs=] that hang out at the shrine, and because of his murdering Solaire, they are all really, '''really''' angry. BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame, indeed]].

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** For those who don't want to watch the video: [[spoiler: Upon returning to the Shrine, he finds a ''dozen'' of the powerful [=NPCs=] that hang out at the shrine, and because of his murdering Solaire, they are all really, '''really''' angry. BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame, indeed]].indeed.



** Upon reverting to human for the first time they do the SexyWalk ''Why Can't This Be Love?'' thing mentioned above ''[[spoiler:SURPRISE {{BUTTERFACE}}!]]''

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** Upon reverting to human for the first time they do the SexyWalk ''Why Can't This Be Love?'' thing mentioned above ''[[spoiler:SURPRISE {{BUTTERFACE}}!]]''''SURPRISE {{BUTTERFACE}}!''



** Upon the return to the Undead Asylum, step 51 is "leave asylum". [[spoiler:The Chosen Undead fails that step because she falls through the hole leading to the Stray Demon. ''Again.'']]
** Right after defeating the Capra Demon, the Chosen Undead notices her weapon is suddenly doing a lot less damage. [[spoiler: She finds out that her weapon ran out of durability, to the sound of Seinfeld laugh track.]]

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** Upon the return to the Undead Asylum, step 51 is "leave asylum". [[spoiler:The The Chosen Undead fails that step because she falls through the hole leading to the Stray Demon. ''Again.'']]
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** Right after defeating the Capra Demon, the Chosen Undead notices her weapon is suddenly doing a lot less damage. [[spoiler: She finds out that her weapon ran out of durability, to the sound of Seinfeld laugh track.]]



** The Gaping Dragon gets CensoredForComedy, and when it [[spoiler: kills Solaire]], the Chosen Undead goes [[MemeticBadass Giantdad]] to avenge him.

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** The Gaping Dragon gets CensoredForComedy, and when it [[spoiler: kills Solaire]], Solaire, the Chosen Undead goes [[MemeticBadass Giantdad]] to avenge him.


** This gets funnier when you consider there is a weapon in DarkSouls2 that lets you cast sorceries... ''with a straight sword''. That poor sorcerer was just in the wrong game.

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** This gets funnier when you consider there is a weapon in DarkSouls2 VideoGame/DarkSouls2 that lets you cast sorceries... ''with a straight sword''. That poor sorcerer was just in the wrong game.

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* Ornstein and Smough's fight is made much more comical with the audio edited out and replaced by [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed, Edd n Eddy voice clips, sound effects, and music tracks.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfAIuwqYnAo It has to be seen to be believed.]]


--> Heavens! You have done it! You have retrieved the Lordvessel! After a thousand years! It is you, it is really you! ''(bizarre, phlegmy sounding cheer)'' ''([[{{Beat}} long, awkward pause]])'' Er, heh. Forgive me, I really should calm down.

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--> Heavens! You have done it! You have retrieved the Lordvessel! After a thousand years! It is you, it is really you! ''(bizarre, ''[bizarre, phlegmy sounding cheer)'' ''([[{{Beat}} cheer]'' ''[[[{{Beat}} long, awkward pause]])'' pause]]]'' Er, heh. Forgive me, I really should calm down.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5SYDNoxJc&t=5m50s This LP]] shows two of the best messages ever when the player reaches Gwynevere: [[spoiler:"Be wary of bleeding"]] and [[spoiler:"Imminent holding with both hands."]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_5SYDNoxJc&t=5m50s This LP]] shows two of the best messages ever when the player reaches Gwynevere: [[spoiler:"Be wary of bleeding"]] [[{{Nosebleed}} bleeding]]"]] and [[spoiler:"Imminent holding with both hands."]]



--> '''Kaathe:''' (''In Oolacile'') "You know what you guys need? [[EvilIsNotAToy To feed on the Humanity of Manus' corpse, the Primeval Man!]]"
--> (''{{Beat}}'')
--> (''Cut to Oolacile, monster-infested and in ruins'')
--> '''Kaathe:''' (''In New Londo'') "You know what you guys need? [[LifeDrinker To feed on the Humanity of other humans!]]"
--> (''{{Beat}}'')
--> (''Cut to New Londo, similarly infested and in ruins'')

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--> '''Kaathe:''' (''In Oolacile'') "You ''[In Oolacile]'' You know what you guys need? [[EvilIsNotAToy To feed on the Humanity of Manus' corpse, the Primeval Man!]]"
Man!]]
--> (''{{Beat}}'')
''[{{Beat}}]''
--> (''Cut ''[Cut to Oolacile, monster-infested and in ruins'')
ruins]''
--> '''Kaathe:''' (''In ''[In New Londo'') "You Londo]'' You know what you guys need? [[LifeDrinker To feed on the Humanity of other humans!]]"
humans!]]
--> (''{{Beat}}'')
''[{{Beat}}]''
--> (''Cut ''[Cut to New Londo, similarly infested and in ruins'')ruins]''



--> '''Gwyn:''' Sunlight fo' life! (Lights himself on fire and screams as the First Flame consumes him)

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--> '''Gwyn:''' Sunlight fo' life! (Lights ''[lights himself on fire and screams as the First Flame consumes him)him]''



--> '''Artorias:''' "Hey, so... Abyss is kind of running wild. Wouldn't know anything about that, would y--"
--> '''Kaathe:''' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "NO. WHY?!"]]
--> '''Artorias:''' "Let's make a suspicious covenant, so I can get all up in the Abyss's asshole!"
--> '''Kaathe:''' "There's nothing about that sentence I don't love."

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--> '''Artorias:''' "Hey, Hey, so... Abyss is kind of running wild. Wouldn't know anything about that, would y--"
y--
--> '''Kaathe:''' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial "NO. WHY?!"]]
NO. WHY?!]]
--> '''Artorias:''' "Let's Let's make a suspicious covenant, so [[FreudWasRight I can get all up in the Abyss's asshole!"
asshole]]!
--> '''Kaathe:''' "There's There's nothing about that sentence I don't love."



--> '''Artorias:''' "Take this here greatshield, Puppy!Sif. It will protect you from... ''urban violence''! Now, I'm off to fill Manus's man-cavern with my Estus Flask! Wish me luck!"

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--> '''Artorias:''' "Take this here greatshield, Puppy!Sif. It will protect you from... ''urban violence''! [[FreudWasRight Now, I'm off to fill Manus's man-cavern with my Estus Flask! Flask!]] Wish me luck!"



--> '''Artorias:''' "Alright, Manus, it's time to-- oh no! Oh god, he's putting his Abyss into my catacombs!"

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--> '''Artorias:''' "Alright, Manus, it's time to-- oh no! Oh god, [[RuleOfThree he's putting his Abyss Abyss]] [[FreudWasRight into my catacombs!"catacombs!]]"



** The sequence where [[MissFanservice Gwyenevere]] does a SexyWalk while Music/VanHalen's ''Why Can't This Be Love?'' plays in the background has become a meme of its own. It's not uncommon to find videos of the song itself and see numerous Gwynevere-related comments, ''especially'' "Amazing Chest Ahead"!
--> '''Havel the Rock:''' "We can't get the stains out either."
--> '''Gwyn:''' "You will never speak of this to anyone!"
--> (Cut to Havel locked in his in-game prison.)

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** The sequence where [[MissFanservice Gwyenevere]] Gwynevere]] does a SexyWalk while Music/VanHalen's ''Why Can't This Be Love?'' plays in the background has become a meme of its own. It's not uncommon to find videos of the song itself and see numerous Gwynevere-related comments, ''especially'' "Amazing Chest [[BuxomIsBetter Chest]] Ahead"!
--> '''Havel the Rock:''' "We We can't get the stains out either."
either.
--> '''Gwyn:''' "You [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain You will never speak of this to anyone!"
anyone!]]
--> (Cut ''[Cut to Havel locked in his in-game prison.)]''



--> '''Undead Captain:''' (Immediately Hollows out)

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--> '''Undead Captain:''' (Immediately ''[immediately Hollows out)out]''



--> (Corpse falls from the ceiling)

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--> (Corpse ''[Corpse falls from the ceiling)ceiling]''



--> '''Plague:''' Why didn't you just throw me the key asshole? (Notices the key is lodged in the corpse's asshole) Eugh.
--> '''Oscar:''' (Smiling creepily) Perhaps you should find your own answers.
--> (Boss music begins causing Oscar to pull a spectacular OhCrap face)
--> '''Oscar:''' DEMON ON THE ROOF! (Gets sent flying by the Asylum Demon's hammer)

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--> '''Plague:''' Why didn't you just throw me the key key, asshole? (Notices ''[notices the key is lodged in the corpse's asshole) Eugh.
asshole]'' [[{{Squick}} Eugh.]]
--> '''Oscar:''' (Smiling creepily) ''[[[NightmareFetishist smiling creepily]]]'' Perhaps you should find your own answers.
--> (Boss ''[Boss music begins causing Oscar to pull a spectacular [[EyePop spectacular]] OhCrap face)
face]''
--> '''Oscar:''' DEMON ON THE ROOF! (Gets ''[[[HomeRunHitter gets sent flying by the Asylum Demon's hammer)hammer]]]''


--> Welcome to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Trusty Patches' Trove of Treasures]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial We chop prices, not limbs!]]

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--> Welcome to [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal [[AlliterativeName Trusty Patches' Trove of Treasures]]. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial We chop prices, not limbs!]]


** This gets funnier when you consider there is a weapon in DarkSouls2 that lets you cast sorcerers... ''with a straight sword''. That poor sorcerer was just in the wrong game.

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** This gets funnier when you consider there is a weapon in DarkSouls2 that lets you cast sorcerers...sorceries... ''with a straight sword''. That poor sorcerer was just in the wrong game.

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**This gets funnier when you consider there is a weapon in DarkSouls2 that lets you cast sorcerers... ''with a straight sword''. That poor sorcerer was just in the wrong game.


** "So now we're going to fight Death himself! We've faced demons, and kings, and ancient warriors, and even a tree! But this is the first time we will face an actual god. I have no idea what to expect." [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Cue rapping about getting a driver's license.]]

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** "So now we're going to fight Death himself! We've faced demons, and kings, and ancient warriors, and even a tree! But this is the first time we will face an actual god. I have no idea what to expect." [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Cue rapping about about]] [[VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper getting a driver's license.]]


** Talking about the Witch of Izalith's disaster with the Flame of Chaos. "Turned her home into Hell. Oops! It did create life though: demons. Oops! And then it turned her into a tree! Oops-- wait, what?"

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** Talking about the Witch of Izalith's disaster with the Flame of Chaos. "Turned her home into Hell. Oops! 'Oops!' It did create life though: demons. Oops! 'Oops!' And then it turned her into a tree! Oops-- 'Oops-- wait, what?"what?'"

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