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Recap / OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes S 1 E 29 A Hero's Fate

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When a long-lost hero stumbles into Gar’s, K.O. agrees to help him complete his years long quest.


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  • Art Shift: Hero's epilogue is done in the style of the webcomic he originates from.
  • Babies Ever After: At the end, Hero returns home and has a child with his wife.
  • Bowdlerise: Hero stored his inventory in his pants in RPG World, but here he instead uses Hammerspace Hair.
  • The Cameo: The epilogue shows Cherry and Dragobo, with pictures of Eichre and Diane visible in the background.
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  • Crossover: Hero from RPG World crosses over from the webcomic to the show.
  • Dead Hat Shot: After Hero blows up Darrell, his tattered cowboy hat floats down onto the ground.
  • Fully Absorbed Finale: This episode serves as the long-awaited finale of RPG World.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: K.O.'s eventual frustration with doing the same thing over and over results in him eventually just leaving because he wants to move on with his life, much like how Ian Jones-Quartey stopped doing RPG World in part due to wanting to try new things. That said, Hero realizes that while he's still intent on finishing his journey, he's gonna take a break from it and reconnect with the people he cares about, showing that Ian still considers RPG World an important part of his career, and that he hasn't forgotten its fans.
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  • Level Grinding: Hero and KO end up fighting monsters for hours to increase their POW Card levels.
  • Motive Decay: Hero and Galgarion have been fighting for so long they have trouble remembering what started it.
  • Mythology Gag: Hero's introduction, where he swings his sword in the air and damages Darrell anyway, continues a Running Gag in RPG World about limited animation in turn-based RPGs.
  • Reality Ensues: Hero's plan to get much stronger than Galgarion through Level Grinding fails because Galgarion was able to do the exact same thing in the meantime.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The mere thought of doing even more level grinding causes K.O. to flip out and march off. It makes both Hero and Galgarion suffer a Heel Realization.
  • The Un-Reveal: K.O. decides against seeing if his POW card leveled up right away, as he wants a break and can look at it later.
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  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. Galgarion did some Level Grinding while waiting for Hero to show up because he had nothing better to do.
    Galgarion: I can't actually move from this spot.
  • You Are Already Dead: How Hero finishes off Cowboy Darrell. He performs two slices on him that doesn't touch him, and after a couple of seconds and Darrell thinks nothing happened, he exploded.

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