Ep 0017 - Synduality Noir (2023)


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This time around we are covering Cyberpunk 0079, or as it’s more often called, Synduality Noir

Content warnings for this episode: Discussions of violence, misogyny, child soldiers, grooming, blood, and slavery.

Our theme is “She Loves Your Fusion” by PartyFactor on Pixabay. Other sound effects also sourced from Pixabay. Any and all clips of copyrighted media are included for transformative use or commentary, and On the Shoulders of Giants makes no claim of ownership on the sampled audio.

Mechs Discussed


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LEAHLID (Ellie Ver.)

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Unnamed Assistave Mech

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Cool Factor(tm) Score







Other Images of Things Discussed

typical meetcute i envision
two syllabel name
combat owns
the workshop vibes
alice goals
VR Mode
rock town strong
tsundere (verb)
best butler
eat it like pigs
road pirates (real)
brb brothel lol
no context needed
example of active vr mode cockpit
flamme is cute
my boobs are down here, buddy
me when ___
input passcode to unlock waifu
childhood friend always loses
shopping spree for mech pilots
bananas (premium)
im sorry ada.. we're just doing a cameo
casting magic
the twin towers
this is real and unedited from the show
mystere (not noir)
deus ex machina
rocktown is saved... for now


This time around, we learned that partners were important, and having a group of them even more. Our hosts this time had to try and find the out one out in these classic groups based on their main character. Can you pick out the sus one among them?

Ben Cartwright

Bonanza is an American Western television series that ran on NBC about the Cartwright family. Who isn't a member of the Family: Little Joe, Hoss, Adam, or Doc Holiday?

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Doc Holiday is from Tombstone.

Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the crazy adventures of the SOS Brigade, a very eccentric school club. Who is not a member of the club: Yuki Nagata, Itsuki Koizumi, Rin Hoshizora, or Mikuru Asahina?

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Rin Hoshizora is from Love Live!

Dom Toretto

Fast and the Furious is a show about sexy ladies, fast cars, and family. Fast and the Furious is a show about sexy ladies, fast cars, and family. Who isn’t a member of Dom’s Family: Letty Ortiz, Tej Parker, Karl Verski, or Hector?

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Karl Verski is from Die Hard.

Gawr Gura

Hololive is a company that produces and manages vtuber idols. Hololive English is their english speaking branch, whose most subscribed member is Gawr Gura. Who isn’t in the same idol unit as Gawr Gura: Nerissa Ravencroft, Takanashi Kiara, Amelia Watson, or Mori Calliope

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Nerissa Ravencroft is from the unit Advent.

Sam Malone

Cheers is an American sitcom television series that spawned a few spin offs, and promoted a life of alcoholism by being a bar regular. Sam the bartender served everyone in this list but: Norm Peterson, Fraiser Crane, Diane Chambers, or Brian Hackett?

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Brian Hackett is from Wings.


Sword Art Online follows a group of people first trapped, then voluntarily being a part of advanced Alternative Reality Gaming, leading to one of the most expansive harems in modern Anime. Who isn’t a part of Kirito’s Harem: Yuuki Asuna, Kohiruimaki Karen, Alice Zuberg, or Asada Shino?

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Kohiruimaki Karen is from the spin-off Gun Gale Online

BONUS: Futaro Uesugi

In the Quintessential Quintuplets, the poor but dedicated student Futaro is hired to tutor a group of female Quintuplets, eventually marrying one of them by the end of the series. Which of these ISN’T one of the Quintuplets - Miku, Itsuki, Chizuru, Nino, Ichika, or Yotsuba?

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Chizuru is from Rental Girlfriend