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Webcomic / NDE Golden Gates

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NDE: Golden Gates is a 12-episode Webtoon-format webcomic based New Dynamic English, particularly the radio show.

The webcomic takes place during the time Max Wilson has to go through before making what can be said as the 21st century version of the New Dynamic English radio show.

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  • Art Shift: Kathy's recall of her past with her father is drawn in a sketchy way.
    • This happens in Max's imagination when being paranoid about not being the same person as before.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: It started as a simple slice of life though starting from Unit 7 the depressing undertones came up.
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  • Cry into Chest: Max does this to Karen in Unit 8 after experiencing a Mind Screw moment.
  • Decomposite Character: Max Wilson is the Max designed by Jordan Douglas while Max Olson is the Max designed by Wanda Kong.
  • Disabled Love Interest: Max is obviously this to Karen. Though Karen herself shows some signs of disability as well.
  • Fancy Dinner: In Unit 3, Anne asks Kathy out for a fancy dinner to celebrate the former's promotion.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Olson in Unit 2 when giving an assignment to Max.
  • The Glomp: Max does this to Olson in Unit 2.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even though some sort of seriousness appear since Unit 1, Mike Epstein had let all of them out by telling Max that he had become a different person from the man he met in college.
  • Mind Screw: Unit 8 has this where Max sees a bunch of people not recognizing, continued with a man who looks like him lying dead until he suddenly looks at Max asking for responsibility.
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  • Reaction Shot: Young Olson is seen shocked and crying after Max got shot in the head.
  • Sound-Only Death: Subverted when Max is shot in the head offscreen but survived.
  • Survivor Guilt: Olson feels guilty after [[Max who has been protecting him was shot in the head]].
  • Taking the Bullet: Max does this to Olson by taking as much bullets as he can.
  • 'Tis Only a Bullet in the Brain: Apparently Max got shot in the head and survived with an altered personality.
  • Wham Line: The end of Unit 6 that's supposed to be a Did You Know segment is replaced with a statement that the mood will change.
  • Workout Fanservice: Sort of happened in Unit 9, when Olson is seen working out with a workout machine.


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