Sofa King

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=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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Sofa King was a [[side]] in the original [[Royal Crown Coalition]], and has rejoined the new [[Royal Crown Coalition]] II. According to [[Charlie]],  they are currently refusing to deal with [[Charlescomm]].
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'''Sofa King''' was a [[side]] in the original [[Royal Crown Coalition]], and has rejoined the new [[Royal Crown Coalition]] II. According to [[Charlie]],  they are currently refusing to deal with [[Charlescomm]].
They provided 981 troops to the first Coalition.{{erf|1|086}} It was the fourth largest force in the alliance, after [[Jetstone]], the [[Marbits]], and [[Unaroyal]].
They provided 981 troops to the first Coalition.{{erf|1|086}} It was the fourth largest force in the alliance, after [[Jetstone]], the [[Marbits]], and [[Unaroyal]].
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==Force Composition==
==Force Composition==
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No units (other than Duke Nozzle) are concretely identifiable as belonging to Sofa King have yet been seen. It is unclear why. Perhaps the troops have always been there, but have been in the masses of infantry that can't be identified as being from one side or the other. Perhaps they were a reserve force and thus not at the front of the column. Perhaps most of Sofa King's troops are not [[Men]], but are [[siege engine]]s, such as the towers or cloth [[golem]]s. They could even be the [[Weiner-Rammer]]s. Only a [[Foxmud]] unit was seen riding a weiner-rammer, but that was after the deaths of [[Ansom]] and [[Duke Nozzle]], so, assuming allied units can [[stack]] together (which they seem to be able to do), he may have commandeered it, or both forces may have had access to that unit type.
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No units (other than Duke Nozzle) are concretely identifiable as belonging to Sofa King have yet been seen. It is unclear why. Perhaps the troops have always been there, but have been in the masses of infantry that can't be identified as being from one side or the other. Perhaps they were a reserve force and thus not at the front of the column. Perhaps most of Sofa King's troops are not [[Men]], but are [[siege engine]]s, such as the towers or [[cloth golem]]s. They could even be the [[Weiner-Rammer]]s. Only a [[Foxmud]] unit was seen riding a weiner-rammer, but that was after the deaths of [[Ansom]] and [[Duke Nozzle]], so, assuming allied units can [[stack]] together (which they seem to be able to do), he may have commandeered it, or both forces may have had access to that [[unit type]].
==Real World References==
==Real World References==
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The name of the side and names of its [[Noble|nobles]] sound like expletives when said fast. "Sofa King" was a Saturday Night Live skit in 2006 ([http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/sofa-king/91902/]).  It was then used as a joke on ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force'', which was sampled by DangerDoom, etc.  
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The name "Sofa King", as well as the names of the other [[Noble|nobles]], sounds like an expletive ("so fucking") when said fast, and is commonly used in verbal pranks among youngsters (the prankster typically has the victim say something like "I am Sofa King; we todd did (i.e.:retarded)"). This type of prank has been featured on a Saturday Night Live skit in 2006 ([http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/sofa-king/91902/]) and on ''Aqua Teen Hunger Force'', which was sampled by DangerDoom, etc.
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There is an actual furniture company by the name of Sofa King in Northamptonshire, England that used a slogan claiming that its prices were "Sofa King Low".  Sadly, they were recently banned by the Advertising Standards Authority from using the slogan [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-17201671].
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It may also be a reference to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire Ottoman Empire], an ottoman also being a type of furniture.  [[Duke Nozzle]] does not appear to wear a turban, but he does have some hair covering.  
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Latest revision as of 16:04, 27 March 2012

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[edit] Proposed Canon

Sofa King was a side in the original Royal Crown Coalition, and has rejoined the new Royal Crown Coalition II. According to Charlie, they are currently refusing to deal with Charlescomm.

They provided 981 troops to the first Coalition.Erf-b1-p086Same-site.PNG It was the fourth largest force in the alliance, after Jetstone, the Marbits, and Unaroyal.

[edit] Speculation

[edit] Notable Persons

Duke Nozzle was a Warlord or Chief Warlord to Sofa King. He is so far the only confirmed Sofa King unit. He may have been decrypted by Wanda.

It is unclear whether the Ruler of Sofa King is also known as "the Sofa King".

[edit] Force Composition

No units (other than Duke Nozzle) are concretely identifiable as belonging to Sofa King have yet been seen. It is unclear why. Perhaps the troops have always been there, but have been in the masses of infantry that can't be identified as being from one side or the other. Perhaps they were a reserve force and thus not at the front of the column. Perhaps most of Sofa King's troops are not Men, but are siege engines, such as the towers or cloth golems. They could even be the Weiner-Rammers. Only a Foxmud unit was seen riding a weiner-rammer, but that was after the deaths of Ansom and Duke Nozzle, so, assuming allied units can stack together (which they seem to be able to do), he may have commandeered it, or both forces may have had access to that unit type.

[edit] Real World References

The name "Sofa King", as well as the names of the other nobles, sounds like an expletive ("so fucking") when said fast, and is commonly used in verbal pranks among youngsters (the prankster typically has the victim say something like "I am Sofa King; we todd did (i.e.:retarded)"). This type of prank has been featured on a Saturday Night Live skit in 2006 ([1]) and on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which was sampled by DangerDoom, etc.

There is an actual furniture company by the name of Sofa King in Northamptonshire, England that used a slogan claiming that its prices were "Sofa King Low". Sadly, they were recently banned by the Advertising Standards Authority from using the slogan [2].

It may also be a reference to the Ottoman Empire, an ottoman also being a type of furniture. Duke Nozzle does not appear to wear a turban, but he does have some hair covering.

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