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** On a more meta level, the show becomes SnarkBait due to failing to recognize that not all people of a certain subculture are like this.

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** On a more meta level, the show becomes SnarkBait mocked due to failing to recognize that not all people of a certain subculture are like this.


* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': Seamus at first finds anime and manga incomprehensible at first, but then gets a job teaching English in Japan, where he discovers several anime series that he likes. He then immerses himself in otaku culture to the point where it becomes an obsession before his friends arrange an "intervention" to bring him back to reality.

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** Emmeline mentions in passing in one scene that Seamus loves to place her in a bungee rig and make her pretend that she is [[Anime/AttackOnTitan Mikasa Ackerman]] as foreplay. Emmeline is perfectly okay with this, but the reactions of everybody else in the room imply that they are creeped out by this revelation.
* '''Parodied''': ???
Seamus has a very weird love for ''Hello Kitty'', even for a four-year-old.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Seamus at first finds anime and manga incomprehensible at first, incomprehensible, but then gets a job teaching English in Japan, where he discovers several anime series that he likes. He then immerses himself in otaku culture to the point where it becomes an obsession before his friends arrange an "intervention" to bring him back to reality. They accomplish this, but after Seamus breaks his leg and has to spend a whole week lying on his sofa playing X-Box he develops an equally unhealthy obsession for battle royale games, and when they wean him out of ''that'' they discover that he makes money on the side writing TabletopRPG material by request for a... shall we say... unusual (and maybe unsavory) clientele...


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* '''Played for Horror''': Seamus O'Taku is a ThemeSerialKiller and his "theme" is to scope out conventions for people who hate his show, kidnap then, drag them to his own reproduction of Room101, apply TwoPlusTortureEqualsFive until they proclaim their love for the show, and ''then'' kill them.

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** Norm Alman is [[ObsessivelyNormal so obsessed with maintaining an image of complete normalcy]] to the point that he comes off as a [[StepfordSmiler tad creepy]], and looks down on Seamus and the other characters for not fitting in the mold ''exactly'' like he does, despite some of them arguably living richer lives.


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** On a more meta level, the show becomes SnarkBait due to failing to recognize that not all people of a certain subculture are like this.


* '''Implied''': Seamus is the fifth man interrogated by the cops about the horrifying crime of the week when his EmbarrassingRingTone (Opening #1 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', "Just Communication") goes off (a similar scene happened before, but the ringtone was Al Hirt's "Flight Of The Bumblebee" (s.k.s. the theme of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'')). While Seamus is sheepish about the cell phone going off in the middle of an interrogation (as did the other man), the cops showcase even more loathing of Seamus' ring tone than they did for the other man's.

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* '''Implied''': Seamus is the fifth man interrogated by the cops about the horrifying crime of the week when his EmbarrassingRingTone (Opening #1 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', "Just Communication") goes off (a similar scene happened before, but the ringtone was Al Hirt's "Flight Of The Bumblebee" (s.k.s. the theme of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'')).''Radio/TheGreenHornet'')). While Seamus is sheepish about the cell phone going off in the middle of an interrogation (as did the other man), the cops showcase even more loathing of Seamus' ring tone than they did for the other man's.

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** Seamus is an otaku who spends a lot of money on geeky collections, but later on, we see him on a date with his girlfriend, Emmeline.


* '''Subverted''': Seamus likes anime, but leads a functional and productive life.
* '''Double Subverted''': But he is mentioned as being in financial trouble, or facing the threat of a divorce or breakup, because he allocates all his money towards his geeky collections rather than food, rent, bills, etc.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Seamus likes anime, but leads a functional and productive life.
** ''Alice And Bob: The Series'' airs an episode where it looks like Will B. Victim, the VictimOfTheWeek, was killed because of his love of arcade games (with all of the AntiEscapismAesop pontificating that it will involve)... and the HalfwayPlotSwitch is that he was killed for a completely different reason (he saw some other guy getting mugged and had to die). The subculture that he's involved with, at best, gets a passing mention.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But he is mentioned as being in financial trouble, or facing the threat of a divorce or breakup, because he allocates all his money towards his geeky collections rather than food, rent, bills, etc.etc.
** The third-act switch is that the mugger that killed Will did it because Will was a better arcade player and the fact that he steals people's money to afford the massive quantities of quarters it takes to practice and Will ran into his latest mugging and thus became "HeKnowsTooMuch" fodder was a coincidence too good to pass up in order to eliminate some competition. Once everything is explained the SchiffOneLiner is used to decry how silly it is to be so addicted to a dumb-ass subculture.


* '''Implied''': Seamus is the fifth man interrogated by the cops about the horrifying crime of the week when his EmbarrassingRingTone (Opening #1 of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', "Just Communication") goes off (a similar scene happened before, but the ringtone was Al Hirt's "Flight Of The Bumblebee" (s.k.s. the theme of ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'')). While Seamus is sheepish about the cell phone going off in the middle of an interrogation (as did the other man), the cops showcase even more loathing of Seamus' ring tone than they did for the other man's.



* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ??? "Isn't [[ThisIsthePartWhere this the part where]] [[InspectorJavert you]] [[CowboyCop guys]] are going to treat me like I confessed to be the pedophiliac [[Franchise/{{Saw}} John Kramer rip-off]] you've been looking for, and badger me with every kind of vocal type of PoliceBrutality act and 'get yourself a normal life, you weirdo!' speech under the sun, just because I said I like to play ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''?"



* Deconstructed: The series on which Seamus appears, as a ''Series/LawAndOrder'' rip off, goes out of its way to show Seamus as the most disfunctional sleazebag this side of a pedophile (and probably will end up looking worse that the ''actual'' pedophile that is the MonsterOfTheWeek), and overall preaches that, if Mr. RedHerring over there [[AntiEscapismAesop could get his head out of the clouds for a few minutes,]] the world would be a better place.

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* Deconstructed: '''Deconstructed''': The series on which Seamus appears, as a ''Series/LawAndOrder'' rip off, goes out of its way to show Seamus as the most disfunctional sleazebag this side of a pedophile (and probably will end up looking worse that the ''actual'' pedophile that is the MonsterOfTheWeek), and overall preaches that, if Mr. RedHerring over there [[AntiEscapismAesop could get his head out of the clouds for a few minutes,]] the world would be a better place.


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* '''Played For Laughs''': After JerkJock Seamus O'Taku admits to like to watch ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in an episode of ''Alice And Bob: The Series'', the episode that follows is essentially a WholePlotReference of ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' with Seamus and the local Dragon Ball Z cosplay group being the "jocks" and Bob and his friends (who like "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic") being the "nerds".
* '''Played For Drama''': Seamus O'Taku appears in a VerySpecialEpisode with an AntiEscapismAesop of ''Alice And Bob: The Series'' that is essentially ripping off ''Film/RequiemForADream'' and switching out drugs for an obsession to obtain the highest score in a ''Call Of Duty'' rip-off. '''Absolutely nothing else''' is changed, and what follows is a forty-five minute vision of a man destroying his mental and physical health and what few relationships he has just to get fifteen minutes of fame in a subject very few people give a shit about.

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* Deconstructed: The series on which Seamus appears, as a ''Series/LawAndOrder'' rip off, goes out of its way to show Seamus as the most disfunctional sleazebag this side of a pedophile (and probably will end up looking worse that the ''actual'' pedophile that is the MonsterOfTheWeek), and overall preaches that, if Mr. RedHerring over there [[AntiEscapismAesop could get his head out of the clouds for a few minutes,]] the world would be a better place.


* '''Exaggerated''': [[OccidentalOtaku Seamus]] does all of the above, plus wearing cosplay to go buy milk and bread, working gratuitous Japanese into every conversation, [[ThePigpen rarely showering]], and being heavily into {{lolicon}} and/or tentacle hentai.

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* '''Exaggerated''': [[OccidentalOtaku Seamus]] does all of the above, plus wearing cosplay to go buy milk and bread, working gratuitous Japanese into every conversation, [[ThePigpen rarely showering]], and being heavily into {{lolicon}} {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} and/or tentacle hentai.{{hentai}}.


* '''Straight''': [[{{Otaku}} Seamus O'Taku]] [[CrackIsCheaper spends all his money on anime and manga]], sleeps with a body-pillow emblazoned with a naked Manga/SailorMoon, subsists on pocky and ramen, and is [[NerdsAreVirgins a virgin]] who [[BasementDweller still lives with his mother]] [[ManChild well into his 40's]].

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* '''Straight''': [[{{Otaku}} Seamus O'Taku]] [[CrackIsCheaper spends all his money on anime and manga]], sleeps with a body-pillow emblazoned with a naked Manga/SailorMoon, Franchise/SailorMoon, subsists on pocky and ramen, and is [[NerdsAreVirgins a virgin]] who [[BasementDweller still lives with his mother]] [[ManChild well into his 40's]].


* '''Exaggerated''': [[OccidentalOtaku Seamus]] does all of the above, plus wearing cosplay to go buy milk and bread, working gratuitous Japanese into every conversation, and being heavily into {{lolicon}} and/or tentacle hentai.

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* '''Exaggerated''': [[OccidentalOtaku Seamus]] does all of the above, plus wearing cosplay to go buy milk and bread, working gratuitous Japanese into every conversation, [[ThePigpen rarely showering]], and being heavily into {{lolicon}} and/or tentacle hentai.


* '''Exploited''': A lady friend of Seamus', finding him attractive, decides to dress up as a character from one of his favorite HaremGenre or MagicalGirlfriend anime characters in order to get his attention.

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* '''Exploited''': A lady friend of Seamus', finding him attractive, decides to dress up as a character from one of his favorite HaremGenre or MagicalGirlfriend anime characters in order to get his attention.


* '''Exploited''': A lady friend of Seamus', finding him attractive, decides to dress up as a character from one of his favorite HaremGenre or MagicalGirlfriend anime character in order to get his attention.

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* '''Exploited''': A lady friend of Seamus', finding him attractive, decides to dress up as a character from one of his favorite HaremGenre or MagicalGirlfriend anime character characters in order to get his attention.


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* '''Parodied''': ??? ???



* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???Even though Seamus lives in his parents' basement because he can't afford an apartment of his own, he mentions to his friends that since he doesn't have to pay rent, he has more money to spend on anime merchandise.



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???A lady friend of Seamus', finding him attractive, decides to dress up as a character from one of his favorite HaremGenre or MagicalGirlfriend anime character in order to get his attention.



* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ??????


* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ??? While cosplaying as his favorite anime character, Otaku-Man, Seamus goes to a nearby bank to make a withdrawal only to run into a bank robber. After stopping the robbery, Seamus explains to the police that he stopped the robbery because "that's what Otaku-Man would do."



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* '''Conversed''': ???Seamus' best friend Terry calls up to ask if Seamus watched the episode of their favorite CrimeAndPunishmentSeries last night. The two then discuss how the writers showed the guest otaku character as a typical {{geek}} instead of a real person, and how the writers could have done better that episode.

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