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Potion Seller is a short comedy video by Justin Kuritzkes, chronicling a knight's attempt to convince the eponymous potion seller to sell him his strongest potion, so that he can be successful in a coming battle. As the potion seller continues to adamantly refuse, the knight gets more and more desperate.

As with most videos by Kuritzkes, each character is played by Kuritzkes himself, with different distortion effects and voices to indicate which character is talking.


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Potion Seller contains examples of:

  • Corpsing: Justin Kuritzkes chuckles multiple times throughout the video, especially when the Potion Seller starts to sound more aggressive.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The majority of the dialogue consists of the knight repeating that he is going into battle and needs the strongest potions, and the potion seller repeating that his potions are too strong for the knight.
  • Heroic BSoD: The knight, upon realizing that the potion seller cannot be convinced to sell him the potion needed to be successful in the battle.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite being rude and hostile towards the knight, the potion seller has valid reasons to not give his strongest potion. If the knight can't handle it and dies, the seller would be guilty and responsible for his death.
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  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The potion seller is extremely rude and hostile, but despite having no respect for knights, will not sell the knight a potion that he couldn't handle.
  • Kick the Dog: The potion seller is gratuitously insulting and hostile to the knight.
  • MacGuffin: It is never really made clear why the potions are so important; only that the knight needs them to be successful in battle.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: No amount of money can convince the potion seller to sell someone a potion that is too strong for them.
  • Serious Business: Potions. Of course.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The knight rebukes the potion seller for having no respect for anything...except his potions!
  • They Just Don't Get It: The potion seller politely explains many times that his potions are not suitable for the knight, and becomes aggressive when the knight refuses to take a hint.

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