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  • Acceptable Political Targets: Hits most of them, like the Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, Men's Rights Activists, and Classical Liberals; but also TERFs, Tankies, etc.
  • Actor Shipping:
    • Natalie and Olly from Philosophy Tube is a popular one, due to a small confession on one of Natalie's transition streams. Both Olly and Natalie are well aware of it and play with it all the time.
    • There are plenty who crack-ship Natalie with The Golden One (a goofy Swedish bodybuilder and Far-Right blogger who resembles a bargain-basement Thor) and proposing sexy fanfic of such.
  • Awesome Music: Natalie's cover of "The Sound of Silence" at the end of "The Darkness".note 
    • Her early (pre-transition) Alice in Wonderland-themed instrumental bit at the start of "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist (Sometimes)".note 
  • Broken Base: The way Contra presents major hot button issues by arguing both sides, even if she disagrees with them. To some it's a great way to foster empathy by appealing to the kind of mindset that latches onto reactionary beliefs and humanizes them to an extent even as she deconstructs their beliefs. Others see it as soft-balling harmful ideologies and approaching them in such a way grants a legitimacy that can be dangerous. Essentially whether her approach uses Both Sides Have a Point to further underscore her solid anti-reactionary stance or if she promotes the same unintentional Golden Mean Fallacy that she criticizes.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Abigail Cockbane, one of Contra's first reoccurring characters, became a fan favourite pretty early on. In contrast, the other characters that were introduced in the same episode haven't been seen since.
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    • Also Tabby, who fans quickly took to for her unashamedly leftist ideology and willingness to fight for what she believes in
    • Baltimore Maryland became another fan favorite, with many fan art tributes on the Contrapoints subreddit, almost immediately after "Transtrenders" was posted.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • While Tabby's over-the-top militancy was played for laughs in earlier episodes, the dialogue episode the Aesthetic shows that a lot of it comes from a place of personal pain. She's a masculine(-ish) trans woman who's frustrated and upset with being expected to appear more feminine and less political to appease a trans-skeptical public.
    • In Incels, Olly reads out comments from incels who are filled with self-hatred and have given up all hope. A month later, Olly confessed that he himself had tried to kill himself earlier on in the year.
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  • Heartwarming Moments: The episode on Incels. It mocks them, sure, but it also empathizes with them and draws on Natalie's personal experience living as a man to do so. It even includes advice and resources to help people get out.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The humor in the TERFs episode takes an extra layer of irony in light of The Rubin Report's (the real life show The Freedom Report is based on) disastrous episode featuring Blaire White, a right-leaning transgender Youtuber and Candace Owen, another right-wing online personality. The battle between Blaire and Candace makes the battle between Tiffany and Abigail look tame.
    • In "Why White Nationalism is Wrong", Natalie, pre-coming out, claimed "My Nordic masculinity has grown as firm and robust as the hammer of Thor." Lampshaded when the video was flagged and reuploaded as "Why the Alt-Right is Wrong", and by then Natalie had come out and was beginning her transition, and immediately after that clip was played, cut to current Natalie asking "Really? Has it?"
    • Any time in her early videos (before she came out as a transwoman) where she speaks of herself as a "white male" or one point....states she isn't trans.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Tiffany Tumbles is nasty and rude to trans women who don't "pass", and craves validation from transphobes by throwing other trans people under the bus. But behind closed doors, this is driven by dire self-loathing and insecurity.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Natalie is shipped with so many other YouTubers by her audience, including Olly from Philosophy Tube, Jim Sterling, Theryn Myers, Destiny and others.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The "mouthfeel" from her "Tiffany Tumbles" video.
    Contra: If I die tomorrow, my legacy will be that I applied wine tasting terminology to fellatio.
    • The use of skulls to justify various forms of bigotry, starting with Lady Foppington's presentation of phrenology to contrast modern bigotry, but taken to feverish levels in "Incels" when that belief is also justified through an obsession with skull shape.
    • "AS A TRANS WOMAN" explanation 
    • Dost thou bleed? explanation 
  • Out of Character: Freya in "What The Alt-Right Fears", rather than be completely in-character and spew Neo-Nazi stuff, is instead speaking out against it while wearing a "feminism symbol" button on her hat. She more of an "Anti-Freya", here.
  • Offending the Creator's Own: While Natalie’s recent output has generally been well-received by the online leftist community, her content has proven very divisive among queer and trans/non-binary people, with many suggesting that her videos play to negative transgender stereotypes for cheap laughs or that she rationalizes or legitimizes bigotry.The “Are Traps Gay?” video proved extremely polarizing for its heavy use of transphobic slurs, while “Aesthetics” was criticized for dialogue that prioritized gender performativism over identity (see Overshadowed by Controversy). Natalie has often attempted to address critiques on Twitter, to mixed results.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: "The Aesthetic" is a dialectic on gender performativism. And while it isn't an easy-to-watch video due to its darker tone, most of the audience saw past the actual topic and criticized Natalie for playing into transphobes' hands with the arguments presented in the video - some even accusing her of having "betrayed" her trans followers.
  • Strawman Has a Point: The view of many fans on Tabby. Contra portrays her as a less of a satire and more of a disagreeing party in her video on problems with capitalism. Though Tabby still has problems articulating a concrete set of solutions other than "Revolution!"


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