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Not long ago, tens of thousands of {{Homestuck}} fans around the world came together, guided by the [[EldritchAbomination Horrorterrors]] in a game of Sburb with a twist. From them, they learned the universe they were destined to create would prove defective, the game its inhabitants would play doomed to failure. Worse yet one of its players, [[BigBad Chronos]], would, in his hunger for power slaughter his fellows, making his way to our universe in a bid to correct his own’s creation and guarantee his victory. Left alone these actions would cement his seat of power and state as threat to [[TheMultiverse Paradox Space]] at large, but by destroying the frog Chronos bred and initiating a Scratch the players managed to erase his universe from the flow of Paradox Space and him with it, [[ResetButtonEnding at the cost of their memories and experiences.]]

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Not long ago, tens of thousands of {{Homestuck}} ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fans around the world came together, guided by the [[EldritchAbomination Horrorterrors]] in a game of Sburb with a twist. From them, they learned the universe they were destined to create would prove defective, the game its inhabitants would play doomed to failure. Worse yet one of its players, [[BigBad Chronos]], would, in his hunger for power slaughter his fellows, making his way to our universe in a bid to correct his own’s creation and guarantee his victory. Left alone these actions would cement his seat of power and state as threat to [[TheMultiverse Paradox Space]] at large, but by destroying the frog Chronos bred and initiating a Scratch the players managed to erase his universe from the flow of Paradox Space and him with it, [[ResetButtonEnding at the cost of their memories and experiences.]]


* {{Synchronization:}} The link between a Player and his/her dreamself. Especially pronounced in Gambit and Laika.

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* {{Synchronization:}} {{Synchronization}}: The link between a Player and his/her dreamself. Especially pronounced in Gambit and Laika.



* {{Trol}}l: CA.

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* {{Trol}}l: {{Troll}}: CA.


* Synchronization: The link between a Player and his/her dreamself. Especially pronounced in Gambit and Laika.

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* Synchronization: {{Synchronization:}} The link between a Player and his/her dreamself. Especially pronounced in Gambit and Laika.



* Troll: CA.

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* Troll: {{Trol}}l: CA.


* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]],]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]]]] This led to his DespairEventHorizon, which he was brought back from by a RousingSpeech by Aria, Echo, and MS.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]],]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions actions]] while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]]]] hands]]. This led to his DespairEventHorizon, which he was brought back from by a RousingSpeech by Aria, Echo, and MS.


* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]],]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]].]] This led to his [[DespairEventHorizon]], which he was brought back from by a [[RousingSpeech]] by Aria, Echo, and MS.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]],]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]].]] hands]]]] This led to his [[DespairEventHorizon]], DespairEventHorizon, which he was brought back from by a [[RousingSpeech]] RousingSpeech by Aria, Echo, and MS.



* NecessarilyEvil: CA to an extent. Subverted as all CA’s “evil” actions were lies as a part of a [[ZeroApprovalGambit]].

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* NecessarilyEvil: CA to an extent. Subverted as all CA’s “evil” actions were lies as a part of a [[ZeroApprovalGambit]].ZeroApprovalGambit.


* BittersweetEnding: SCODE ends with a [[PyrrhicVictory]] thanks to the [[HeroicSacrifice]] made by [[spoiler: Aria, Echo, and Cherie', whose corruption levels won't let them go through the door that the other Players have successfully created with their help]].

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* BittersweetEnding: SCODE ends with a [[PyrrhicVictory]] PyrrhicVictory thanks to the [[HeroicSacrifice]] HeroicSacrifice made by [[spoiler: Aria, Echo, and Cherie', whose corruption levels won't let them go through the door that the other Players have successfully created with their help]].



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]] ]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]].]] This led to his [[DespairEventHorizon]], which he was brought back from by a [[RousingSpeech]] by Aria, Echo, and MS.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]] ]] Laika]],]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]].]] This led to his [[DespairEventHorizon]], which he was brought back from by a [[RousingSpeech]] by Aria, Echo, and MS.



* ZeroApprovalGambit: CA [[spoiler: pretended to kill [[FakingTheDead Laika]] and [[CameBackStrong MS]] ]] and then [[TheJester acted]] like an [[InsaneEqualsViolent insane]], [[MonsterClown murderous]] [[Juggalo]]. It all worked out [[BittersweetEnding in the end]].

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* ZeroApprovalGambit: CA [[spoiler: pretended to kill [[FakingTheDead Laika]] and [[CameBackStrong MS]] ]] and then [[TheJester acted]] like an [[InsaneEqualsViolent insane]], [[MonsterClown murderous]] [[Juggalo]].Juggalo. It all worked out [[BittersweetEnding in the end]].

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: CA, after [[spoiler: [[FinalDeath killing Laika]] ]] returns to see the other Players [[spoiler: cross into the new universe]] and [[HeroicBSOD was faced with the complete worthlessness of his actions while still having [[spoiler: blood on his hands]].]] This led to his [[DespairEventHorizon]], which he was brought back from by a [[RousingSpeech]] by Aria, Echo, and MS.


* AchievementsInIgnorance: During the Black Queen Fight, when NC reached through a force field to retrieve the ring, only because he forgot the said force field was there.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: During the Black Queen Fight, when NC reached through a force field to retrieve the ring, only Ring because he forgot the said force field was there.



* AGodAmI: Afterman, Dynast, Gambit, and CA all have these moments.



* AntiHero: CA (Type III), EB (Type II)



* BittersweetEnding: SCODE ends with a [[PyrrhicVictory]] thanks to the [[HeroicSacrifice]] made by [[spoiler: Aria, Echo, and Cherie', whose corruption levels won't let them go through the door that the other Players have successfully created with their help]].



* CameBackWrong: The Afterman's revival as the [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Draconian Dynast]] completely wiped out any traces of his [[LoveRedeems growing conscious]] and left him a a callous monster interesting only in wanton destruction.

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* CameBackWrong: The Afterman's revival as the [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Draconian Dynast]] completely wiped out any traces of his [[LoveRedeems growing conscious]] conscience]] and left him a as a callous monster interesting interested only in wanton destruction.



* TheChessmaster: CA.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: CA’s past self in SBARG [[spoiler: committed terrible acts to set the events that created SCODE in motion]] and brought it up to the present CA many times.



* FriendToPsychos: CA to Gambit-- sometimes the other way around, too.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: CA’s main excuse for everything he does in the name of preserving the Alpha Timeline.



* NecessarilyEvil: CA to an extent. Subverted as all CA’s “evil” actions were lies as a part of a [[ZeroApprovalGambit]].



* ShootTheDog: CA killing Laika and MS. Later [[spoiler: subverted]] as [[spoiler: CA never actually killed Laika and used his powers to bring MS back to life as a player]].



* ThatManIsDead: Pulled by the Dynast in reference to his past as Afterman.

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* ThatManIsDead: Pulled by the Afterman in reference to his past as Dante, and later the Dynast in reference to his past as the Afterman.



* Troll: CA.



* VillainsNeverLie: Played straight with Gambit. Subverted with Afterman/Dynast, who had no problem with lying though was initially viewed as against it, and CA, as his brackets indicated it when he did lie.




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* ZeroApprovalGambit: CA [[spoiler: pretended to kill [[FakingTheDead Laika]] and [[CameBackStrong MS]] ]] and then [[TheJester acted]] like an [[InsaneEqualsViolent insane]], [[MonsterClown murderous]] [[Juggalo]]. It all worked out [[BittersweetEnding in the end]].

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: During the Black Queen Fight, when NC reached through a force field to retrieve the ring, only because he forgot the said force field was there.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Tons. In addition to the RP running on this trope, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Raz]] more or less ''weaponizes'' it, using his knowledge of various fictional magic systems to create conditions to emulate them. [[FateStayNight Projection]] and [[ACertainMagicalIndex Vector Manipulation]] are just two examples.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Tons. In addition to the RP running on this trope, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Raz]] more or less ''weaponizes'' it, using his knowledge of various fictional magic systems to create conditions to emulate them. [[FateStayNight [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Projection]] and [[ACertainMagicalIndex [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Vector Manipulation]] are just two examples.


* CameBackWrong: The Afterman's revival as the [[MonsterFromBeyondTheVeil Draconian Dynast]] completely wiped out any traces of his [[LoveRedeems growing conscious]] and left him a a callous monster interesting only in wanton destruction.
* CardCarryingVillain: Both figuratively and literally in Gambit's case.



* CardCarryingVillain: Both figuratively and literally in Gambit's case.



* TheCorruption: Angelic corruption, caused by an over-saturation of Hope energy, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity leads to incredible strength and megalomania at the cost of one's humanity.]] On the other side of the spectrum Grimdarkness/ Eldritch Corruption exists, inducing apathy rather then insanity while providing similar boosts.



* TheCorruption: Angelic corruption, caused by an over-saturation of Hope energy, [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity leads to incredible strength and megalomania at the cost of one's humanity.]] On the other side of the spectrum Grimdarkness/ Eldritch Corruption exists, inducing apathy rather then insanity while providing similar boosts.



* GadgeteerGenius: Daedalus, and after picking up on his example Raz. The former was a master inventor who's crowning achievement was a bifurcated [[Humongous Mecha giant robot]] and the later is exceptional at creating weapons and gadgets, enough so that after a short period studying said robot he was able to churn his own [[Mini Mecha mechs]]. His own crowning achievement is a [[CoolStarship modified battleship dubbed the Gespenst MK. 2]].

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* GadgeteerGenius: Daedalus, and after picking up on his example Raz. The former was a master inventor who's crowning achievement was a bifurcated [[Humongous Mecha [[HumongousMecha giant robot]] and the later is exceptional at creating weapons and gadgets, rare items, enough so that after a short period studying said robot he was able to churn out his own [[Mini Mecha [[MiniMecha mechs]]. His own crowning achievement is a [[CoolStarship modified battleship dubbed the Gespenst MK. 2]].



* MotiveDecay: In-universe: Eventually Gambit ''herself'' forgets her original intentions.



* PsychicLink: Laika and Gambit have this as a result of technically being the same person.

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* PsychicBlockDefense: One of Raz's powers as Knight of Mind.
* PsychicLink: Laika and Gambit have this as a result of technically being the same person.res, who's almost comically Single-mindedly focused on destruction for destruction's sake.



* ThatManIsDead: Pulled by the Dynast in reference to his past as Afterman.
--->'''DD''':



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Dynast pulls one of these on Gambit, much to nearly everyone's surprise.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: After Gambit's delivery of the Sceptre to him the Dynast pulls one casually wipes his hands of these on Gambit, much her and leaves her to nearly everyone's surprise.
die at the hands of the heroes.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Daedalus, and after picking up on his example Raz. The former was a master inventor who's crowning achievement was a bifurcated [[Humongous Mecha giant robot]] and the later is exceptional at creating weapons and gadgets, enough so that after a short period studying said robot he was able to churn his own [[Mini Mecha mechs]]. His own crowning achievement is a [[CoolStarship modified battleship dubbed the Gespenst MK. 2]].


* LivingDream/AlternateSelf: Dreamselves by nature. Laika and RT are special examples, gaining autonomy and their [[DivergentCharacterEvolution own personalities]], not to mention deity/ghost status.

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* LivingDream/AlternateSelf: LivingDream / AlternateSelf: Dreamselves by nature. Laika and RT are special examples, gaining autonomy and their [[DivergentCharacterEvolution own personalities]], not to mention deity/ghost status.


* AffablyEvil: Afterman, Hyperion, and Gambit all are pleasant individuals when they're not committing heinous acts.

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* AffablyEvil: Afterman, Hyperion, Afterman and Gambit all are both pleasant individuals when they're not committing heinous acts.



* BigBadEnsemble: At least three villainous factions exist; The remnants of the [[{{Cult}} Cult of Chronos]], consisting of Prometheus and Hyperion, the BigBadDuumvirate of Afterman and Gambit, and Chronos himself.

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* BigBadEnsemble: At least three villainous factions exist; The remnants of the [[{{Cult}} Cult of Chronos]], Chronos]] consisting of Prometheus and Hyperion, the BigBadDuumvirate of Afterman and Gambit, and Chronos himself.



* CompleteMonster: The Draconian Dynast. Completely lacking in any of the redeeming
* CooldownHug: MS attempts to give these on multiple occasions. Most of the time, they even work.

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* CompleteMonster: The Draconian Dynast. Completely lacking in any of the redeeming
* CooldownHug: MS attempts to give gives these on multiple occasions. Most of the time, they even work.to Gambit regularly.



* FalseReassurance: Just because Gambit never lies doesn't mean she can't use the truth to blind people just as effectively.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: All too often with Gambit.

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* FalseReassurance: Just because Gambit never lies doesn't mean she can't use the truth to blind people just as effectively.
Another favorite of Gambit's.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: All too often with Gambit.over the place when it comes to Gambit, who has possible feelings for no less then ''three'' of the heroes.



* HeroWithAnFInGood: Laika tries to be a good guy. She's just... [[SociopathicHero not very good at it.]]
--->'''AD''': Um, that wasn't one of those good guy things, was it? ... Oops.



* IntelligibleUnintelligible: The corrupted tongues and all who speak (or are forced to speak) them.
* InvisibilityCloak: Any of the four Items (Queen's Rings/King's Sceptres) from [[EvilDuo Gambit and Afterman's]] Void Session qualify, in the hands of a sufficiently inhuman user. Guess what high levels of corruption or status as game construct can lead to.

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* IntelligibleUnintelligible: The corrupted tongues and all who speak (or are forced to speak) them.
* InvisibilityCloak: Any of the four Items (Queen's Rings/King's Sceptres) from [[EvilDuo Gambit and Afterman's]] Afterman's Void Session qualify, in the hands of a sufficiently inhuman user. Guess what high levels of corruption or status as game construct can lead to.



* TheMagicPokerEquation: Invoked by Gambit, whose incredible luck guarantees the most fortuitous draw in any given situation.

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* TheMagicPokerEquation: Invoked by Gambit, whose incredible luck guarantees the most fortuitous draw in any given situation.Gambit on a regular basis.



* MindRape: The Dynast's fraymotif Mind Break, inflicting every regret, doubt, and fear on someone.

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* MindRape: The Dynast's fraymotif Mind Break, inflicting an attack that inflicts every regret, doubt, and fear of its target on someone.them. Considering the [[DysfunctionJunction general mental state of the cast]], this is often debilitating



* OffstageVillainy: No one ever seems to wonder why the number of other Players Gambit keeps referencing being alive in the session is '''dropping'''.
* TheOnlyOneITrust: Gambit trusts herself. And only slightly less does she trust Afterman. Everyone else isn't even worth considering.
* PsychicLink: Technically, Gambit and Laika are the same person... [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext just in two different bodies.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After he breaks ties to her, Gambit makes it quite clear just how useless Tomias was, and how she'd been playing him for a fool all along.

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* OffstageVillainy: No one ever seems to wonder why the number Gambit's constant murder of other Players Gambit keeps referencing being alive in the session is '''dropping'''.
* TheOnlyOneITrust: Gambit trusts herself. And only slightly less does she trust Afterman. Everyone else isn't even worth considering.
off-screen players
* PsychicLink: Technically, Laika and Gambit and Laika are have this as a result of technically being the same person... [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext just in two different bodies.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After he breaks ties to her, Gambit makes it quite clear just how useless Tomias was, and how she'd been playing him for a fool all along.
person.



* ScrewYourself: Not only does Gambit run into an [[AlternateTimeline alternate timeline]] version of herself and (after discussing plots for quite some time) decide to do just this, she has Laika. And now she is in the dream bubbles, where- [[Squick let's not think about this anymore]].
* SociopathicHero: Laika's trying to be a good guy. She just doesn't know how.
--->'''AD''': Um, that wasn't one of those good guy things, was it? ... Oops.
* SoProudOfYou: Matt does this to Laika. Actually, so do a lot of people. Huh.

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* ScrewYourself: Not only does Gambit run into an [[AlternateTimeline alternate timeline]] version of herself and (after discussing plots for quite some time) decide to do just this, she has Laika. And now she is in the dream bubbles, where- [[Squick let's not think about this anymore]].
* SociopathicHero: Laika's trying to be a good guy. She just doesn't know how.
--->'''AD''': Um, that wasn't one of those good guy things, was it? ... Oops.
* SoProudOfYou: Matt does this to Laika. Actually, so do a lot of people. Huh.Laika.



* TranslatorBuddy: Kaeri to Gambit, before Darien tried to forbid her from talking to "the psycho bitch". Otherwise, any slightly saner corrupt Player who's around to translate for another corrupt Player at the time.
* UnholyMatrimony: At one point, there was definitely a devil-union for "those two crazed killers" planned. Otherwise known as Partnershipping.
* VillainsNeverLie: They don't. Now whether or not anyone believes them...
* VillainTeleportation: [[CardsofPower Diamonds Suit]]. Speed/Evasion. The face cards of this suit in the monstrously powerful deck Angel's Game generally wind up teleporting their user to a location ranging from a "more fortuitous" one to "the luckiest [one] possible." Combined with a [[InvisibilityCloak Void Ring]], all sorts of shenanigans were able to take place.

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* TranslatorBuddy: Kaeri to Gambit, before Darien tried to forbid her the former from talking to "the psycho bitch".the later. Otherwise, any slightly saner corrupt Player who's around to translate for another corrupt Player at the time.
* UnholyMatrimony: At one point, there was definitely a devil-union for "those two crazed killers" planned. Otherwise known as Partnershipping.
* VillainsNeverLie: They don't. Now whether or not anyone believes them...
Afterman and Gambit, living proof that love transcends things like morality and goodness.
* VillainTeleportation: [[CardsofPower Diamonds Suit]]. Speed/Evasion. The face cards of this suit in the monstrously powerful deck Angel's Game generally wind up teleporting their user to a location ranging from a "more fortuitous" one to "the luckiest [one] one possible." Combined with a [[InvisibilityCloak Void Ring]], all sorts of shenanigans were able to take place.this is a powerful ability.



* WindsOfDestinyChange: Hyperion, as the Lord of Light, was able to do this very well indeed. Gambit and Laika can too, to a '''slightly''' lesser extent.
* XanatosGambit: The entire [[MacGuffin Ring]] heist. If the heroes didn't go to fetch the Ring, Dynast could just go take it himself. If they did, he could let them beat the Queen and '''then''' take it from them. Gambit's also in the habit of giving ultimatums or making [[EvilPlan plots]] she at least '''thinks''' will work like this.

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* WindsOfDestinyChange: Hyperion, as the Lord of Light, was able to do could invoke this very well indeed. and more or less direct chance. Gambit and Laika can too, have the ability to a '''slightly''' slightly lesser extent.
* XanatosGambit: The entire [[MacGuffin Ring]] heist. If the heroes didn't go to fetch the Ring, Dynast could just go take it himself. If they did, he could let them beat the Queen and '''then''' take it from them. Gambit's also in the habit of giving ultimatums or making [[EvilPlan plots]] she at least '''thinks''' will work like this.
extent.



* YouJustToldMe: Gambit '''likes''' tricking the heroes' plans out of them like this...

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* YouJustToldMe: Gambit '''likes''' tricking the heroes' plans out of them like this...

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