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The Cable Guy

"You were never there for me were you mother? You expected Mike and Carol Brady to raise me! I'm the bastard son of Claire Huxtable! I am a Lost Cunningham! I learned the facts of life from watching The Facts of Life! Oh God!"
The Cable Guy, real name unknown but goes most frequently by Ernie "Chip" Douglas, is a illegal cable guy who was fired for stalking his customers. Raised by tv as opposed to his mother, "Chip" has a fundamental disconnect from how normal human interactions work as Steven Kovacs finds out in The Cable Guy, a 1996 motion picture starring Jim Carrey. The Cable Guy, having survived his attempted suicide, was attempting to hang out with his new "buddy" (the paramedic who saved him) when he was suddenly pulled into the Collider's hold, meeting several strange characters, many of which come from the land of television. Delighted by this turn of events, "Chip" attempts to make new friends...

"Chip" utilizes his technical cable know-how to find sweet spots for electricity which he can then power his attacks for with his side special Cable Installation provided he's in radius. He is mostly a physical fighter that utilizes a low-hitting slide move and a drill for his special, which have dual purpose, and his Satellite Set-Up allows him to teleport around the stage. Additionally, all of his Finishers really mess with his opponents, whether it's forcing them to watch TV, putting them on a new stage, or disabling their special attacks and shields with a screen clear attack.

Gimmick: Sweet Spot

"That's your sweet spot right there."
"Chip" can find a "sweet spot" using his Routine Installation move to drowse for it. This gives him some immunity to stun/flinch via super armor but more importantly it allows him to find the "sweet spot" on the stage. The "sweet spot" is randomly assigned each time but it allows "Chip" to power his attacks up to 2x damage when he's near it after finding it and use it to power up Satellite Set-Up and The Babysitter.
"Chip" attacks with a drill that screws forward, dealing 7-11 damage depending on how long the attack has been in a opponent, causing immense stun and causing the Bleed effect. The attack can be used to bolt "Chip" onto a wall as well, allowing him to perform a pseudo wall cling. Routine Installation
"Chip" perfoms a bunch of hand gestures as he looks for a spot on the stage to set up cable. When he's in this mode, he gains superarmor and resistance to stun and flinch attacks. When he finds a spot, this will power up all his attacks when he's in proximity- 2x when directly on the spot, with a minimum of 1.1x when he's 5 character distances away from it. When he performs the move at the spot again, he creates an electrical charge trap that pulses around the spot, dealing 9 electrical damage and Shock to opponents that come into contact with it. This spot also can be utilized for Satellite Set-Up and The Babysitter to make them more powerful.
Satellite Set-Up
"Chip" sets down a satellite dish, which doesn't do anything on it's own. When he sets down a second one, he can transfer between the satellites on contact, becoming a bunch of energy rings that deal 11 damage when he transfers between the satellites. When he sets up a satellite at the Routine Installation spot, it strengthens the radius of the spot, increasing it to 10 character distances. Satellites have 30 health before they are destroyed by enemy attacks. Chip can take 10 damage if a satellite is destroyed while he's using it. Penguin Slide
"Chip" performs a slide that deals 8 water damage and causes him to slide across the surface of the stage platform underneath him while laughing maniacally. This slide breaks standing guards and can be performed quickly, as well as cause Chip to perform an air dash while in the air. Has some end-lag as Chip stands up.
The Babysitter
Level 1
"Chip" sets down a TV that plays a random tv show, which forces opponents to face towards it, even if they're trying to face the other way. It has a proximity of 6 character lengths but can be increased to 12 character lengths if placed down on the "spot" found through Routine Installation. Additionally, while in the raidus, it deals 1 ambient electrical damage per second. The Babysitter is active for 10 seconds and is invincible.
Medieval Times
Level 2
"Chip" teleports his opponents to a new stage temporarily, which is a dirt, flat arena in the middle of a Medieval Times resturant. "Chip" gains new armor that increases his defense and a powerful mace that replaces his standard attacks, dealing 8-15 damage with each hit of the mace. After 6 seconds, "Chip" has his mace replaced with a bladed lance and can perform one final powerful swing that deals 14-19 damage and put the opponent in the Out of Body state before returning him and all his opponents to their original stage.
Stage: Medieval Times

  • Jerry Cantrell - Leave Me Alone
  • Silverchair - Blind
  • White Zombie - More Human Than Human
A basic, dirt floor arena with no boundary boxes. Stage lights highlight "Chip" and the opponent in the lead so far (or in second place). "Chip" gains armor that gives him a boost to defense. The stage in total lasts for 15 seconds before returning everyone to the original stage. Guards and other eating customers fill the stands of the Medieval Times arena, watching as the battle rages on.
Kill the Babysitter
Level 3
"Don't you understand? Somebody has to kill the babysitter."
"Chip" perfoms a valiant backflip onto a satellite in a cutscene to knock out all the power in the stage. Static briefly fills the screen before resuming back in a darkened arena. Silence and Umbra is cast onto opponents, disabling their specials and shields/guards and deals 25 damage to all opponents on screen.
Alternate Outfits

Characters can undergo transformations when special effects are placed under them.
Makai Spell
"Chip" becomes a television set broadcasting his own image.
Heaven Spell
"Chip" transforms into a cooked chicken, similar to what he and Steven eat in The Cable Guy.
Midnight Bliss
"Chip" transforms into a more femme repair girl, with black short hair.
Incubus Delight
"Chip" takes on the black repair man outfit he has in the nightmare scene from The Cable Guy.
"Chip" takes on glowing green eyes and gains enhanced strength and speed for 10 seconds. Based off the nightmare scene from The Cable Guy.
Power Drain
When "Chip" is caught by Rogue, he is kissed on the lips.
Rogue gains Drill as a replacement for her neutral special Photon Blast, allowing her to use it to drill into opponents. She also gains a speed bonus, boosting her speed by 1.3x for six seconds.
When The Monstars rob the talent of "Chip", they gain Routine Installation to replace their side special, Intercept. This allows them to find their own spot, which powers up their moves in proximity to it.
The active Monstar gains The Cable Guy's toolbelt and glowing green eyes as a physical attribute.
The Cable Guy's secret is revealed.

His real last name is Burbank, although he is not Truman Burbank from the Truman show.

Saul Goodman gives a testimony for his client.
Your honor, my client may have illegally installed cable and stolen that equipment from his last place of work- however, I don't see any evidence that a report was ever filed for the missing material. Furthermore, he's doing the job correctly as many of his clientele will prove- so is it really a case of him doing something he shouldn't, or is it the big man trying to shut the little man down? Let's discuss what actual kind of verdict this behavior should get- the minimum of warnings and some proper paperwork, hm? Say, you said Steven has a brother that looks just like me?
When "Chip" is caught by Posion, Poison wraps him up in her whip and then hangs him above the stage, dangling around for 8 seconds as she's free to do attacks on him. After 8 seconds, the whip snaps and returns to Poison's hand as "Chip" goes down into a downed state.
When Ralsei encounters "Chip", he hugs "Chip" and inflicts Sobbing onto Chip, who's touched by Ralsei's kindness.
Unlock Method
Complete 96 matches as Scarlet Witch.