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Meet the Twimedic - P1 by Metal-Kitty Meet the Twimedic - P1 by Metal-Kitty
It is now Twilight's turn, and she comes as none other than... THE MEDIC!

Why Twimedic?
Naturally, I felt Twilight's disposition as both an intellectual and a magician meant that she had to be a class that was either smart and/or none-mundane. The Medic, as it so happened, fit both of these, armed with his healing and ubercharging, his mad scientist tendencies, and more than enough syringes to murder a grown man, it just seemed right. It has been said machinery in Equestria is powered by unicorn magic, so that also explains the heal-beam and such. Finally, Twilight's role as a sort of go-to pony for problems, both friendship and weirdness related, seemed to make it right. Bonus points? Among the various other titles given to the Medic in Medieval mode, we have 'Wizard', 'Witchdoctor', and 'Apothecary', and the Medic has stated an interest in learning magic, as seen here...
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Why not Twilight Sniper?
Okay, I honestly felt like when whoever made the famous match-ups did this, they simply lacked any form of love for the character and put her in whatever role was left over. Either that or she was their favorite character, and so was the sniper. While some argue the Sniper's job 'takes intelligence' I would like to disagree - it takes ACCURACY, yes, but a complete moron can be accurate. The Sniper is a woodsman, a hunter, and a guy who seems at one with nature - Twilight is, literally, like his polar opposite or something.

Other thoughts?
I had considered making Twilight the engineer (teleporting, energy weapons) and the demomare (magical history). I even contemplated Pyro for a bit, seeing as Twilight HAS been prone to go nuts, but I decided pyromancy was not quite her thing.

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SERIES:
Heavy - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Soldier - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Engineer - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Demo - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Scout - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Sniper - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Spy - metal-kitty.deviantart.com/art…
Medic - I HAVE SO MUCH POWER!
Pyro - Coming Soon

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MLP (C) Hasbro/Lauren Faust
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TheSnipersHat Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I wanna here the "Meet the team" them but ponyish. Yea.
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Legate47 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Twilight as medic actually does make more sense than sniper.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I know, right? :D
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BluvsRed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wrong! *Blam*
(Just remembered one Movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger)
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
(Speaking of Arnold Schwarzenegger movies...)
*hole in eye, slowly closes up*
How so? :D
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BluvsRed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nohow 0;
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Bluerobin46 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm certainly all for deviations from the usual TF2-MLP classes (i.e. Twilight as Engie, or soldier, or even medic in this case), I'm still thinking Sniper isn't that bad of a job for her. I agree about what you said about accuracy, even a pony with as bad a vision as Derpy/Ditzy have the accuracy to headshot once in a while; but, when I think about sniper, I think it's less about accuracy as much as it is precision, the ability to repeat that result ('Even Derpy can headshot, but how frequent can she do it?' effectively). Plus, to be honest, I actually do think Sniper actually is quite an intellectual individual, next to Engineer, he doesn't come off to me as someone who just takes a gun and sees how many he can hit that day. I know Medic is smart too, but I occasionally wonder exactly how smart he really is (can't be worse than soldier, I'll say that much).

The reason I say it's less about having accuracy and more about having precision, is because I have played sniper on the occasion (he's kinda so-so in respect to other classes I frequent: Spy, Medic, Pyro...) and I roughly have about 1:3 ratio when headshotting to overall kills (my rifle is strange and has a headshot counter), and I still get harassed by other players for it. True, that's roughly 33.3%, but hey I'm still happy about it, it's still a better percentile of accuracy than most others I know.

I do respect your opinion though, really I do, I guess I just see a stronger connection for Twilight having the potential of being a sniper than you do. By the way, if you stuck through and read all this, thanks. Sorry about the long-winded comment.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2014
I didn't think Twilight should be shoe-horned into a class just because she could do it.  I wanted more than that.  I wanted Twilight in a class that fit her in the broadest sense.

Doctors require college.  Various sciences, maths, philosiphies, they cover all of that.  Medic's own pet bird is named after an ancient Greek mathematician.  His creation and modification of the medi gun and uber devices shows technological skill, and his etchings on his blackboard in Rottenburg show he's smart at.... other things I am not quite sure how to label.  Even in gameplay, the Medic is a thought class who has to pick and choose who to heal, who can live to get a health pack, and when to pop ubercharges, which are perhaps the single most powerful asset in any competition.

Twilight is also more than just smarts.  She's a leader, she holds her friends together... to me, it seemed a little off to have a character such as her hiding behind barrels while Fluttershy -- timid, fearful, afraid-of-her-own-shadow little Fluttershy -- runs around in a hail of bullets helping the team with tactical pushes and leads her team to victory.
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I asume one of the reasons Twilight was picked as The Sniper because the way that they talked was similar
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
They didn't even talk similarly.
Not the same accent, different personalities, different flavors...
He says the words 'Be efficient' and it seems to me those two words are what most people cling to.  If he had just said 'Be polite' the 'Fluttershy' points would have sky rocketed.

It fascinates me, really, what people will use to justify these things.  They tend to give it the barest of thought; as a result, we get a Twilight Sparkle who is basically just an irritation rather than an actual combat asset who dresses up in woodsman and animal themed outfits, and a Fluttershy who cuts her friends open, explodes hearts, keeps Rarity's head in a fridge, and is one of the single most threatening assets in the battle field.

Honestly, this was the big reason I did these alternate matchups.  Of all of them, I felt Fluttershy and Twilight were the most backwards of the two setups.
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I agree. Funny Thing is that outside the context of TF2 they're many images of Fluttershy as a sniper.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Indeed, because outside of TF2, people see it as fitting for her to play a long-ranger that stays out of conflict.  I honestly blame the fact that by the time I tried to establish a different setup, it had been something people had already been used to for two or three years.  Had I done this at the beginning (or, in fact, liked ponies at that time) then its entirely possible my setup would have been the more widely accepted one (not saying it would be, I'm only arrogant enough to think it would have had a fighting chance xD), but people do not give up habit or known concepts easily.

I hadn't anticipated it, but it's been fascinating to watch how people react to the setup.  I've gotten many arguments, some that almost convinced me, and others that made even less sense than the common arguments (someone once argued that Medic was a 'nice and shy' type - Seeing him charge into battle with untested technology and no idea if it would work left me more than a little unconvinced).  However, as of yet, nothing but what I've seen from TF2 itself has ever effected my judgement; Engineer's level-headed nature in Expiration Date in the face of danger nearly changed my position on Engie-Pie and Apple-Demo, but it changed back when I considered that Pinkie Pie would likely continue trying to smile even in the face of certain doom.
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iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Intro:
"Come on.. faster, faster!"
"MEDIC!"
"What is that crazy freak doing at this sec- oh no no no nonononoNONO- *blast"
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *crack ....Twi?"

[Beginning screen]

"...and the results? It was all good except... the patient's brain was turned to liquid! HAHAHA..."
"heh, hehe..."
 "...well, that's how I got kicked out of the magic lab... hehe!"
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mrtallyman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
while, i don't disagree with twilight as the medic, I must put forth that, from what ive gathered, being a sniper tends to be more based around mathematics (measuring wind velocities, bullet drop, inertia exct) more then it is manual accuracy.

still, twi-medic is awsome and so is fluttersniper, so ive no complaints
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Maybe, but if we're going by mathematics, why not make Twilight engineer? That probably takes even more mathematics.  My problem with TwiSniper is that it abandons everything about Twilight all for that 'mathematics' argument, which is used to connect to intelligence, when there's a class that builds sentries and teleporters, and one who uses healing beams and energy shields.  Additionally, Twilight is the leader of the Mane 6, a pony that everypony counts on a lot - putting her as the Sniper, whom a good team can do without (and, in fact, is often considered dead weight in MvM) just seems unfitting.
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mrtallyman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
as ive said, i do agree with you're choice for twilight, im just saying sniping does require a degree of intellect. Medic does definatly make a lot of sense for twilight, and i think fluttershy DOES pull off sniper better. I know you have to defend your decisions alot with this series, so i just wanna be clear im not disputing them at all
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Intellect or good instinct; gotta remember, the Sniper is a bushman.  Something strikes me he's more of an 'street smart' fellow than a 'book smart' type. :P
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
That's actually a good application of a scientific principle to an unclear fictional process like he ubercharge. Also, very clever and original way to open.
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zappo210 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Sniper. Makes sense. How is medic much better? Other the battle medics, a medic always follows a teammate. By your logic, twi should be soldier or heavy.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Incorrect.

The Medic often turns the tide of battle.  Of all the classes, he is the one who performs the most amazing feats.  He may not shoot big bombs or high-fire-rate guns, but his ubercharges are a thing to be feared.  The Engineer's most amazing feat is teleportation; cool as it is, the Medic is still the one who shakes the ground.

Also? Only a Pocket Medic sticks to following and relying on others.  An awesome Medic will know when to fight, when to heal, and when to run.  You're given four different types of Syringe Gun under the idea you will use them.
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Orangecraz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I'm starting to think that these guys just shove these ponies into these roles, and then the more creative come up with stupid reasons to support it. I like your direction with these ponies, it works well.
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GenoGod21 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love what you did with Twi's hair
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Argofinkal Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Well, there are some points in favor to Sniper Twilight - A plan to 'pacify' everypony she meets? Check - heck, I wouldn't be surprised if she pulled a Batman and had a plan against herself. Careful study of her marks, learning every possible bit of information about their habits? Check - she'll even learn their favorite color and toothpaste brand.  Polite? Princess's student, so I'll hazard a guess and say check. Efficient? She probably even numbers her bullets, so check. Knowledge of the best points to snipe from? I bet she documents them, too, with pictures and all, so check.

However, THIS is just... whoa! Medilight Sparkle looks adorable! Just... is it weird that I find her cute even if she has that much blood on her, particularly her hooves? The second page makes me d'aww, even if she's sticking strange devices on floating hearts.
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Xidphel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Thing is, in this world, "pacify" generally means "being hit  by a giant beam of concentrated friendship". This would reveal her position even more than the tiny lines on a few sniper rifles, don't you think?
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
The efficiency and planning are the only aspects Twilight shares with Sniper.  Problem is planning is important to many classes (Engineer, Demoman when setting stickies, Spy when sneaking into enemy territory) and efficiency is important to all (see Demoman's 'what makes me a good Demoman?' speech) because inefficiency means death.

Additionally, the Sniper absolutely minimizes Twilight as a character.  Twilight Sparkle is a leader, a magician, an intellectual, and something of a pseudo-scientist.  It's literally giving a wizard a sniper rifle and saying 'Don't do anything more amazing than shooting a guy between the eyes from miles away.'  It also takes away her leadership role, as the Sniper is, while dangerous, hardly a tide-turning character (unless you have a wall of snipers picking off the enemy team).

The Medic fits Twilight more because he uses advanced science, and can switch between combat and healing (a good Medic knows that you have weapons, you are intended to use them).  The Medic holds strategic value in knowing who to support, when to run, and when to fight.  In Medieval Mode, you rely on Crusader's Crossbow to do the most healing to one target, damage to your enemies, and the Medicinal Melody to heal many targets at once (which, itself, resembles magic)

While the Sniper does fit SOME aspects of Twilight, it is still heavily minimized in comparison.
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Magnaliscous Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
If only pubs were better.. i would play medic more.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I myself see Twilight as The Soldier (leader, kinda nutty, Soldier IS smart when need be seeing as he outsmarted something designed to outsmart HIM).
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Soldier is NOT intelligent - he outsmarted a notoriously stupid series of robots.  He was lucky on that count alone.  He's psychotic and unhinged - not as much as the Pyro, but definitely has loose ties with reality.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I've always imagined Soldier to be 1 of those people who fakes stupidity so his enemies don't think he can pose a threat to them. Also, I imagine Apple Bloom to be the Engineer (mechanically inclined, short) & Zecora to be Sniper (wilderness). Finally, I imagine Spike to be The Civilian.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
No.  He's really not faking.  He really, REALLY isn't.  You're giving him *WAY* too much credit.

Read the comics.  He does things that make no sense, he thinks he's on the moon right now, his 'super secret robot disguise' is a cardboard box... the Soldier is a LUNATIC.  Even his backstory reflects off of this.  There is nothing sane about the soldier, and to say he's faking it from some brilliance? That'd be like saying the Engineer was secretly stupid.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
"He does things that make no sense" so does life itself, my good stallion.
"He thinks he's on the moon right now" Well, considering the crap he went through, do you blame him?
"Cardboard box robot disguise" Well, it fooled the Police of Teufort for 3 days (& Soldier was smart enough to know he wouldn't fool them forever)
He's not insane. Him & Engineer are going sane in an insane world. Besides, he was smart enough to realize that robots can't lie. Also, what do you think of my choices for Sniper, Engineer, & Civilian?
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Okay, your responses are silly and... I have no idea what else to say without being rude, so I'll just show you the soldier's backstory.

Though he wanted desperately to fight in World War 2, the Soldier was rejected by every branch of the military. Undaunted, he bought his own ticket to Europe. After arriving and finally locating Poland, the Soldier taught himself how to load and fire a variety of weapons before embarking on a Nazi killing spree for which he was awarded several medals that he designed and made himself. His rampage ended immediately upon hearing about the end of the war in 1949.

He, literally, went on a killing spree because he was refused military position - likely because of his psychological issues.  If that doesn't say crazy, I  have no idea what does.

He buried a refrigerator in Merasmus' yard for Pete's sake and we don't even understand why, and let sour cream go bad because he 'would not dig up a refrigerator every time a raccoon wanted sour cream.'

Then he took a bunch of old ladies to non-existant forts and proclaimed them important historical landmarks despite the fact nothing was there.  He then invaded a Celebrity's home to show them celebrities and killed him in front of said old ladies unprovoked.

In that same comic, he didn't even seem phased when the Pyro cut off his hand beyond acting like an annoyed kid.

The only merc nuttier than the Soldier is Pyro, and if you think otherwise you are probably just as crazy yourself.
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Xidphel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Actually, there's a reason why he killed the celebrity:
He was sad, Merasmus was happy, he killed his roommate.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Do you think he knew that that was his roommate?

I don't think the Soldier was implying he knew any such thing; I think he was simply stating the obvious by this point.
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human-groveback Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I still stand by the fact that he at least recognized a flaw in 1 of his own plans even though it got completed without a hitch (that plan being the "fool the police into thinking he's a robot plan" from the webcomic's 2011 Halloween strip), as well as the fact that he probably KNEW of how poorly programmed these robots were (seeing as he points out that those robots can't lie).
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
How? How could he have known how poorly programmed the robots were? Nobody else knew that - not even the Engineer, and he's the machine expert.

The Soldier is not intelligent - he was lucky in that instance.  He's insane.  His entire schtick is that he is a loon.  He camps with cardboard cutouts and mourns the death of gravity.  He's bat shit crazy.
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writemaster93 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Where'd that hairstyle for Twilight come from?
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
My imagination :D
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MagicalAmicus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Look, you totally got the reasons to back up your decision that is more than enough for me and I agree with you
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garciarael Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Maybe it's because the Sniper was a loner before joining the team, just as Twilight was a loner before meeting her friends. Then again, that's a rather iffy reason.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
The Sniper seems to be a loner AFTER joining the team.  His job consists of staying behind the fight.  That doesn't seem very Twilight to me at all.
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garciarael Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Oh, okay. I guess that's just the fanfics, then.
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Zakanuva Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontf2medicplz: :iconsaysplz: I am ze Ubermench!
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Dakathi666 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Yay!
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FanficFetishist Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always thought a lot of the standard TF2 pairings didn't make sense.

Applejack x Engineer for example.  They both have southern accents.  SO WHAT?  Applejack's a farmer and has trouble with math.  Engineer is a genius with ELEVEN DEGREES.

Demoman x Zecora.  LOLblackpeople.  *roles eyes*

And Twilight Sparkle x Sniper, as you mentioned. 
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SergioSource Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zecora and Demoman are both masters of mixtures, so it's actually the pairing that makes most sense.
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FanficFetishist Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They're also polar opposites in terms of personality.  They'd get along about as well as I think Scout and Rainbow Dash would (ie, not at all). 

I prefer Zecora with Spy.  They both have an air of mystery about them that makes them appealing.
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SergioSource Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The demo is a lazy, messy, drunk character with a rich heritage and a love for explosives. There's no one in mlp that matches him.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Demo isn't lazy.  He's drunk, yes, but he's never shown any level of being lazy.  He's very diligent if he makes explosives where 'an errant twitch' can lead to death.  Also, look at DemoJack.  Both Applejack and Demoman have rich heritages, both are strong, fighter-type characters, both hold family dear to them... the explosives is off, but the Demo's favorite drink is also Scrumpy, which is made from apples.

If we're ignoring the explosives thing because nopony does explosives, and ignoring accents because it would be silly to base a match off an accent, then how would Applejack *NOT* fit with the Demoman? :P
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