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* The last panel of [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/08/28/ the conclusion to Armadeaddon]].
** To explain: The guy standing with Gabe and Tycho in the photo is Jim, an old friend of theirs. Jim came back as a skeleton in the story arc, so Tycho is remembering all the good times they had with him back when he was alive.
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when a despairing [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loves him. He complies.

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* The last panel of [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/08/28/ the conclusion to Armadeaddon]].
** To explain:
Armadeaddon]]. The guy standing with Gabe and Tycho in the photo is Jim, an old friend of theirs. Jim came back as a skeleton in the story arc, so Tycho is remembering all the good times they had with him back when he was alive.
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when a despairing [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loves him. He complies. [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' becoming a critical and commercial flop.



** [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' becoming a critical and commercial flop.
* The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/04/10/ end]] of the "Seventh Spring" arc.
* When you realize what happens to the two of them, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/07/04/ this]] strip turns on the waterworks.

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** [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric'' becoming a critical and commercial flop.
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%%* The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/04/10/ end]] of the "Seventh Spring" arc.
* %%* When you realize what happens to the two of them, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/07/04/ this]] strip turns on the waterworks.



* [[http://penny-arcade.com/2012/08/01/nathan This news post.]]
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/09/07 Anti-anxiety medicine.]] Half TearJerker, half NightmareFuel.

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* %%* [[http://penny-arcade.com/2012/08/01/nathan This news post.]]
* %%* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/09/07 Anti-anxiety medicine.]] Half TearJerker, half NightmareFuel.



* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/06/24 This]] strip (and the post for it) from Tycho on playing VideoGame/TheLastOfUs. Talk about [[AdultFear Adult Fear]].
* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divided relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."
** [[http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2014/08/01/further-intrusions-of-actual-life It got worse. Much worse.]] A little less than a year later, Tycho's father finally passed away, after a long, horribly painful fight against a virtually incurable cancer type. Tycho's description of his father as a withered, tortured mass of flesh is both tear jerking, and borders on NightmareFuel. On top of all this, now Tycho's own son now requires medical aid due to an unspecified chronic disease, and its clear that the author nears the end of his rope. Things are not looking good.
** And then there's [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2019/09/11/call-of-daddy this strip]].
* What can be pieced together about Real!Tycho's childhood. It wasn't physically abusive as is the case of Comics!Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they weren't doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.

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* %%* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/06/24 This]] strip (and the post for it) from Tycho on playing VideoGame/TheLastOfUs. Talk about [[AdultFear Adult Fear]].
* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divided relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."
** [[http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2014/08/01/further-intrusions-of-actual-life It got worse. Much worse.]] A little less than a year later, Tycho's father finally passed away, after a long, horribly painful fight against a virtually incurable cancer type. Tycho's description of his father as a withered, tortured mass of flesh is both tear jerking, and borders on NightmareFuel. On top of all this, now Tycho's own son now requires medical aid due to an unspecified chronic disease, and its clear that the author nears the end of his rope. Things are not looking good.
** And then there's [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2019/09/11/call-of-daddy this strip]].
* What can be pieced together about Real!Tycho's childhood. It wasn't physically abusive as is the case of Comics!Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they weren't doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.
Fear]].


* What can be pieced together about the real Tycho's childhood. It wasn't physically abusive as is the case of the comics Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they weren't doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.

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* What can be pieced together about the real Tycho's Real!Tycho's childhood. It wasn't physically abusive as is the case of the comics Tycho, Comics!Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they weren't doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.


* What can be pieced together about the real Tycho's childhood. It wasnt physically abusive as is the case of the comics Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they werent doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.

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* What can be pieced together about the real Tycho's childhood. It wasnt wasn't physically abusive as is the case of the comics Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they werent weren't doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.right.
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** And then there's [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2019/09/11/call-of-daddy this strip]].


* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divded relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."

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* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divded divided relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."


For a webcomic that focuses heavily on adult humor and gaming and nerd culture, ''PennyArcade'' does have its moments of sadness.

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For a webcomic that focuses heavily on adult humor and gaming and nerd culture, ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' does have its moments of sadness.



* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when a despairing [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his SonicBoom garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loves him. He complies.
-->Sonic: "Do it. If you ever loved me, you'll do it."
** [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric becoming a critical and commercial flop.

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when a despairing [[SonicTheHedgehog [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his SonicBoom ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loves him. He complies.
-->Sonic: "Do -->'''Sonic:''' Do it. If you ever loved me, you'll do it."
it.
** [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of SonicBoom: ''VideoGame/SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric Lyric'' becoming a critical and commercial flop.


** [[http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2014/08/01/further-intrusions-of-actual-life It got worse. Much worse.]] A little less than a year later, Tycho's father finally passed away, after a long, horribly painful fight against a virtually incurable cancer type. Tycho's description of his father as a withered, tortured mass of flesh is both tear jerking, and borders on NightmareFuel. On top of all this, now Tycho's own son now requires medical aid due to an unspecified chronic disease, and its clear that the author nears the end of his rope. Things are not looking good.

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** [[http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2014/08/01/further-intrusions-of-actual-life It got worse. Much worse.]] A little less than a year later, Tycho's father finally passed away, after a long, horribly painful fight against a virtually incurable cancer type. Tycho's description of his father as a withered, tortured mass of flesh is both tear jerking, and borders on NightmareFuel. On top of all this, now Tycho's own son now requires medical aid due to an unspecified chronic disease, and its clear that the author nears the end of his rope. Things are not looking good.good.
* What can be pieced together about the real Tycho's childhood. It wasnt physically abusive as is the case of the comics Tycho, but instead consisted of an intelligent, book-obsessed boy being raised by religious fundamentalists. The fact that his parents were actually doing what they thought was best actually makes it WORSE, they werent doing this to him because they were cruel or sadistic, they did it because they thought it was right.


* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his SonicBoom garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loved him. He complies.

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when a despairing [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his SonicBoom garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loved loves him. He complies.
-->Sonic: "Do it. If you ever loved me, you'll do it."

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/11/14/a-ring-and-a-prayer "A Ring and a Prayer"]], when [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] (in his SonicBoom garb) begs Gabe, who is in tears, to shoot him at point blank range in the head if he really loved him. He complies.
** [[HarsherInHindsight It's even more gut wrenching]] in light of SonicBoom: Rise of Lyric becoming a critical and commercial flop.

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/09/07 Anti-anxiety medicine.]] Half TearJerker, half NightmareFuel.


* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divded relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."

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* Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divded relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it.""
** [[http://penny-arcade.com/news/post/2014/08/01/further-intrusions-of-actual-life It got worse. Much worse.]] A little less than a year later, Tycho's father finally passed away, after a long, horribly painful fight against a virtually incurable cancer type. Tycho's description of his father as a withered, tortured mass of flesh is both tear jerking, and borders on NightmareFuel. On top of all this, now Tycho's own son now requires medical aid due to an unspecified chronic disease, and its clear that the author nears the end of his rope. Things are not looking good.


** To explain: The guy standing with Gabe and Tycho in the photo is Jim, an old friend of theirs. Jim came back as a zombie in the story arc, so Tycho is remembering all the good times they had with him back when he was alive.

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** To explain: The guy standing with Gabe and Tycho in the photo is Jim, an old friend of theirs. Jim came back as a zombie skeleton in the story arc, so Tycho is remembering all the good times they had with him back when he was alive.


* The last panel of [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/8/28/ the conclusion to Armadeaddon]].

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* The last panel of [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/8/28/ com/comic/2006/08/28/ the conclusion to Armadeaddon]].



* The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/10/ end]] of the "Seventh Spring" arc.
* When you realize what happens to the two of them, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/7/4/ this]] strip turns on the waterworks.

to:

* The [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/4/10/ com/comic/2009/04/10/ end]] of the "Seventh Spring" arc.
* When you realize what happens to the two of them, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/7/4/ com/comic/2008/07/04/ this]] strip turns on the waterworks.


* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/06/24 This]] strip (and the post for it) from Tycho on playing VideoGame/TheLastOfUs. Talk about [[AdultFear Adult Fear]].

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* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/06/24 This]] strip (and the post for it) from Tycho on playing VideoGame/TheLastOfUs. Talk about [[AdultFear Adult Fear]].Fear]].
*Tycho's 10/09/13 news post, full stop. In essence, he's talking about his father and the divded relationship with him. On one hand, he has always been used as an example of how not to be and on the other hand how he helped form Tycho's love of games and his current life in general. Then we reach the final paragraph; "I was angry at him for twenty years, but I canít be mad at the bent up shape on this bed. He isnít the right size; he looks like a boy. I tower over him and it is hard to understand how that could ever be. There is a button he can push when it hurts him, and he is always pushing it."


* Gabe [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/11/30 teaching his son about Online Safety]] can really hit home to any parent watching their kid grow up.

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* Gabe [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/11/30 teaching his son about Online Safety]] can really hit home to any parent watching their kid grow up.up.
* [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2013/06/24 This]] strip (and the post for it) from Tycho on playing VideoGame/TheLastOfUs. Talk about [[AdultFear Adult Fear]].

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