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* DesignatedDriver: Pyotr is a designated driver for any patron who requires one at Callahan's Place. He is also an ethical vampire who siphons off nutrients and toxins from their blood in exchange. This has the beneficial side-effect of his 'clients' waking up without a hangover.

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* DesignatedDriver: Pyotr is a designated driver for any patron who requires one at Callahan's Place. He is also an ethical vampire who siphons off nutrients and toxins from their blood in exchange. This has the beneficial side-effect of his 'clients' waking up without a hangover. This is what ends up giving him away to Jake, who has a unique metabolism and doesn't get hangovers. Until Pyotr has to drive him home a couple nights in a row, that is.

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* LoopholeAbuse: In one of the game's sections, the final puzzle involves coming up with a stake to kill an evil vampire. Since you don't have anything like a proper wooden stake, the puzzle comes down to finding an acceptable substitute. [[spoiler: The solution is to use the ''steak'' bone that fell on the floor earlier in the scene.]]


* CityOfWeirdos: Callahan tells the story of waking up after an epic week-long bender naked in Central Park, fleeing on a stolen police horse. He gets all the way to Brooklyn by wrapping himself in a plaid horse blanket and yelling "Attack of the Literature/{{Horseclans}}! Coming soon from United Artists" as necessary.

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* ConMan: Several, including Maureen and Mei-Ling, but the hat goes off to Willard, AKA The Professor, who is frequently described as the very best on the East Coast, if not in the entire country.


##They watch for him tailing their cab? [[spoiler:He just went to that particular cab company and hurt people until they tell him where the cab went]].

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##They watch for him tailing their cab? [[spoiler:He just went to that particular cab company and hurt people until they tell told him where the cab went]].


##They go back to the Professor's place to grab some tools for a con, believing no-one would expect that a man on the run would return to his home? [[Donuts is there waiting for him because he's got nothing better to do with his time]].

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##They go back to the Professor's place to grab some tools for a con, believing no-one would expect that a man on the run would return to his home? [[Donuts is [[spoiler:He's there waiting for him because he's got nothing better to do with his time]].


* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough to be tricked. Their efforts to keep him from tailing them when fail miserably because [[spoiler:instead of following their taxi, he just writes down the cab number, goes over to the company offices and beats people up until they tell him where the cab went]]. Then he realizes that they're trying to give him real money in lieu of his forged $10 bills because [[spoiler:all of Tony's forged bills have ''the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. He couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(this took place in TheSeventies, when the dollar was ''five times'' more valuable than in TheNewTens), he didn't really care]].

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* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the his brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough he's too stupid to be tricked. Their efforts do the rational things most expect of a human being capable of lifting a toilet seat before using it.
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to give him real money in lieu of his fifty grand in forged $10 bills bills? [[spoiler:He discovers it ''instantly'' because [[spoiler:all of Tony's all his forged bills have ''the ''have the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. He couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(this took place in TheSeventies, when the dollar was ''five times'' more valuable than in TheNewTens), he didn't really care]].

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* DesignatedDriver: Pyotr is a designated driver for any patron who requires one at Callahan's Place. He is also an ethical vampire who siphons off nutrients and toxins from their blood in exchange. This has the beneficial side-effect of his 'clients' waking up without a hangover.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: How Tom Hauptman feels after ten years in prison with no contact with the outside world in "The Time Traveller".


* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough to be tricked. In particular, he quickly spots an attempt to subtly replace his suitcase of forged $10 bills with actual cash because [[spoiler:all of Tony's forged bills have ''the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. He couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(and this took place in TheSeventies, when ten bucks was the equivalent of ''fifty'' dollars in TheNewTens), he didn't bother]].

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* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough to be tricked. In particular, Their efforts to keep him from tailing them when fail miserably because [[spoiler:instead of following their taxi, he quickly spots an attempt just writes down the cab number, goes over to subtly replace the company offices and beats people up until they tell him where the cab went]]. Then he realizes that they're trying to give him real money in lieu of his suitcase of forged $10 bills with actual cash because [[spoiler:all of Tony's forged bills have ''the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. He couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(and this time(this took place in TheSeventies, when ten bucks the dollar was the equivalent of ''fifty'' dollars ''five times'' more valuable than in TheNewTens), he didn't bother]].really care]].


* DumbMuscle: "Callahan's Lady" introduces Anthony "Tony Donuts" Donnazio, a thug of enormous physical prowess who is so dumb that he's almost impossible to con.

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* DumbMuscle: The finale of "Callahan's Lady" introduces Anthony "Tony Donuts" Donnazio, Tony Donuts, a thug of enormous physical prowess who is so dumb that he's almost impossible to con.



* LovableRogue: In ''Callahan's Lady'', this is how The Professor sees himself, conning only marks who deserve it. The trouble is, his standards have slipped over time, to the point where he bamboozles people simply because they annoy him or seem stupid. [[spoiler: He eventually hangs up the con game and goes to work for Lady Sally instead, deciding it's more honest.]]

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* LovableRogue: In ''Callahan's Lady'', this is how The Professor sees himself, conning only marks who deserve it. The trouble is, his standards have slipped over time, to the point where he bamboozles people simply because they annoy him or seem stupid. [[spoiler: He eventually hangs Eventually he takes a shot at a particularly annoying, stupid thug by the name of Anthony "Tony Donuts" Donnazio. [[spoiler:Turns out the guy is TooDumbToFool, and it ultimately takes a DeusExMachina on Lady Sally's part to save his life. This leads him to hang up the con game and goes go to work for Lady Sally her instead, deciding it's more honest.]]honest and less hazardous]].


* DumbMuscle: Tony Donuts, in "Callahan's Lady," a thug of enormous physical prowess who is so dumb that he's almost impossible to con.

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* DumbMuscle: Tony Donuts, in "Callahan's Lady," Lady" introduces Anthony "Tony Donuts" Donnazio, a thug of enormous physical prowess who is so dumb that he's almost impossible to con.


* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough to be tricked. In particular, he quickly spots an attempt to subtly replace his suitcase of forged $10 bills with actual cash because [[spoiler:all of Tony's forged bills have ''the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. And once he had it, he couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(and as this takes place in TheSeventies, when ten bucks was the equivalent of ''fifty'' 2017 dollars), he didn't bother]].

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* TooDumbToFool: The thug Tony Donuts in "Callahan's Lady" is pure muscle, including the brain. Unfortunately, this often means he blows right through the sophisticated con games of Maureen and the Professor, since he doesn't understand them enough to be tricked. In particular, he quickly spots an attempt to subtly replace his suitcase of forged $10 bills with actual cash because [[spoiler:all of Tony's forged bills have ''the same serial number'' -- when he decided to start counterfeiting, he simply beat people up until they named the best counterfeiter they knew of, then killed the counterfeiter and took his equipment. And once he had it, he He couldn't figure out how to randomly number the bills, but since he never planned to spend more than one bill at a time(and as this takes took place in TheSeventies, when ten bucks was the equivalent of ''fifty'' 2017 dollars), dollars in TheNewTens), he didn't bother]].

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