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YMMV / Quarter-Life: Halfway To Destruction

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: What exactly were Bad Guy From the Game's demands? Did he declare that it was 'TOO LATE' to agree to them because he has zero patience, or was it because the demands already became impossible to meet by the time Gordon and Jim arrived?
  • Angst? What Angst?: Gordon isn't shown to be upset about Jim's death. While he may have be preoccupied by the meltdown, that doesn't justify why he doesn't even acknowledge his death after he "scucceeded at winning the mission".
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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The headcrab that attacks Cow-orker Jimm. The only purpose it serves is to distract Gordon while Bad Guy From the Game steals the isotope.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Cow-orker Jim. He has three lines and doesn't survive the second chapter, but he is well-remembered as the guy who gets "blowed to smitheroons".
  • Fanon: This is regarded as a prequel to Full Life Consequences. See Fan Sequel on the main page.
  • Funny Moments:
    "TOO LATE"
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A YouTube commenter described the story as "The Dark Knight Rises in two minutes." More hilarious when you consider that Gordon + Jim = Jim Gordon.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Gordon drops a radioactive environment into the Atlantic Ocean. Yep, nothing will definitely go wrong there.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Despite only appearing in one scene, Bad Guy From the Game crosses the MEH when he hits quarterlife with the isotope, with the intent of destroying all of Dallas.
  • Older Than They Think: The term "cow-orker" was actually popularized by Scott Adams in an old Dilbert newsletter.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • Tear Jerker: When cow-orker Jimm is blowed to smitheroons. The fact that Gordon either didn't notice or didn't care that he died just makes his death scene worse.


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