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YMMV / Socrates Jones: Pro Philosopher

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  • Adorkable: Socrates is a mere accountant who barely can grap philosophy, and has his job oftenly mocked and demeaned by everyone in the Intelligible Realm. His putting-a hand-behind-his head animation makes him even more endearing.
  • Anticlimax Boss: The Final Boss makes many amateur rhetorical mistakes and repeatedly falls into easily-debunked logical fallacies. Half the argument doesn't even require using anything from the idea slate! Of course, he may actually want you to succeed.
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  • Awesome Music: All of the debate tracks.
  • Moment of Awesome: The Arbiter, aka Socrates Prime, recognizes that the title of "Great Thinker" is now more apropiate on Socrates Jones than on himself. The last line of dialogue even suggests that Soc won a spot on the Intelligible Realm thanks to his little adventure.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Ari saying that, despite all things, Socrates is her dad and she doesn't want to lose him without a fight, explaining why she wager her life to giving him a chance to live.
    Ari: Dad, I couldn't just let you die! If I had, The loss of happiness would've been too great...
  • Fridge Brilliance: The Arbiter is actually not very good at logic, and makes a lot of mistakes when arguing with Socrates. This is because Socrates lived and died before the development of formal logic, instead using a methodology focused on trapping his opponents in contradiction. He also never presented a case (he let that to the other debater) explaining why he made so many mistakes presenting his arguments.
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  • Most Wonderful Sound: Socrates saying "NONSENSE", as it means you actually made a valid counter-argument in the right moment.
  • That One Boss:
    • Immanuel Kant. His arguments are quite complicated; even the characters complain about how incomprehensible he is. To beat him you need to do something that seems foolish and you have never been asked to do since Euthyphro: use his own philosophy (the first idea he gives you) against him. Even then, figuring out exactly where to do it can be tricky.
    • Which boss counts as That One Boss for the player may, in fact, reflect their own philosophical beliefs. Philosophers they strongly agree with may be harder to take down; for instance, a deeply religious individual may struggle even against Euthyphro. (It's just as likely that being well-versed in their philosophy may allow one to know all the counterpoints in advance, however.)


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