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  • Awesome Moments:
    • H4MM3R, at the end of the Duke Nukem Forever video, saves the world by going back in time to warn everyone of the upcoming disaster Civvie's uncle would unleash. The Civvie stranded in this Bad Future as he does so meanwhile, decides to go out fighting (even if it's completely ineffectual) against the oncoming monsters that break into his room.
    • Civvie has one for his first Pro Doom video, where he takes on the original first three episodes of Doom with a set of rules: No mouse aiming, no saving and reloading, Ultra Violence difficulty (the hardest difficulty without Nightmare's fast respawning monsters) and he has to finish a can of Monster Ultra Zero Energy drink, which to him was the hardest part of the run. The real awesome comes from him pulling them off on such rules with only one death. Even after he removes the "No saving" rule for Thy Flesh Consumed onward he still pulls it off very handily, even with all the shit Hell Beneath gives him.
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    • Not only does Civvie manage to beat the "Rich Get Richer" rune trial in DOOM (2016), he finds a way to power up the rune within two minutes of unlocking it. The result is infinite ammo for the skilled Civvie and endless ripping and tearing.
  • Fair for Its Day: Cancer Mouse attempts to invoke this on Corkscrew Rules, an intentionally offensive russian Postal 2 expansion. It came out in 2005.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Ross Scott, due to their similar review style and focus on old PC games and first-person shooters.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • At the end of his video on Island Peril, he decides to showcase a fundraiser for a fan of the series who went through a house fire, and urges people to give what they're comfortable giving.
    • Towards the end of his Duke Nukem Forever video, Civvie gives a surprisingly heartfelt speech about the Duke Nukem series, and how it could still be great even after Forever.
    Civvie: And I know there's plenty of people who would rather not see any more Duke Nukem games, I understand. You don't want it to be like last time, but it doesn't have to be. Just three years ago they came out with a Doom game that was about a voiceless space marine or ancient hellwalker or whatever that ran on anger and did nothing besides violently murder demons with his bare hands. People know how to make this game. There are people right now who could make a good Duke Nukem game. Maybe they're too busy stashing eleventy billion guns in eleventy billion crates, maybe they're small independents who could make something that doesn't have bleeding edge visuals but has heart and soul. You know how people say something is always alive as long as you keep it in your hearts? That might work for Grandma, but not the King. We could have Duke Nukem again. it's not unthinkable, it's not impossible, it only requires the will... and the balls.
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    • As for DOOM (2016), its absolutely heartwarming just how much he gushes over this game. After some of the absolute schlock and heartbreaking disappointments he's been put through, he's earned a break, and boy did he get a good break.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This one also crosses over with Harsher in Hindsight. During Pro Blood Civvie once made a joke about how he was pissed that Noah Antwiller was making more money on Patreon then he was. Cut to the present and Civvie's patreon earnings have surpassed Noah's.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Civvie himself. He is trapped in a facility where human rights are practically non-existent, where he's tortured in very unpleasant ways. He is stripped of his name and referred to only by either CV-11, or the nickname Civvie. At the same time comments made by him indicate that he is no saint and has spent time in prison even before his current predicament, which in combination with his abrasive attitude doesn't paint a pleasant picture of the man. But even he doesn't deserve what he's going through now.
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  • Memetic Badass: Civvie sees John Carmack as a one of the super genius variety.
  • Memetic Mutation: Commenters reminding Civvie of his promise to review Duke Nukem Forever at 100k subscribers, a milestone eventually reached - as a result, a video on the game was thus made.
    • "Pro [FPS game released in the 90s] when, Civvie?" is a recurring joke amongst the fans, and eventually even AX3 and H4MMER get in on it.
    • Fucking RAW!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The never-seen but often-mentioned tortures that Civvie is put through for refusing to comply. Combined with his attitude, it's easy to figure he's just stopped caring. Every so often, those things cause a brief breakdown, but the fact that his first onscreen reaction to being told to report to a flaying chamber is to "Just lay the tarp down in here" speaks volumes of how emotionally numb he's become.
    • Is nobody going to bring up the fact that the series in it of itself has some background lore going on with Civvie's Uncle Frank? It first started out as a small gag for the series before it hints at something ominous with the shogo episode, which later culminated with the MDK episode's ending...
      • What makes this worse is... Civvie doesn't really care. The world is under threat by horrific forces and Civvie just doesn't care about it. And even then, he's just a regular inmate.
    • The last we see of the Bad Future is the Special Corrections facility's power going out as Civvie prepares to go out swinging against the shadow monsters. We don't see anything but its audibly obvious that he got immediately overpowered, killed and devoured. Unlike most internet reviewers who trimpuh over their foes, poor Civvie, being a malnourished, abused prisoner, didn't even get to put up token resistance.
  • Spiritual Successor: Civvie is often compared to Noah Antwiller of The Spoony Experiment by fans who grew bored of Noah's apatheic slump in the mid-2010s, with his channel usually being compared to Noah's content from his prime for people looking for similar material.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: He reads Duke Nukem Forever the riot act for relying on outdated (by the time of release) jokes and memes and very badly thought out jabs at its competition.
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