The Second Opinion

We did it... I did it... Whatever...
We did it… I did it… Whatever…

Halloween’s over now, and its passing takes with it the 102 cosmetic items, the Halloween paints and spells, transmogrifiers, spooky crates and event keys. But there’s one item in particular that we’re all going to miss. Okay, maybe not everyone, but most people. Fine, not most people, but most Medics. Alright! Some Medics. Some Medics will miss this item.

I’m talking about the Second Opinion.

Yes, he is…

Oh no.

The Second Opinion is a miscellaneous item that Medics can wear. It’s half a face, attached to my own face with crudely places stitches keeping it in place. Amazingly, it fits with most items, including but not restricted to Medimedes and the Cursed Voodoo Medic Soul. The Second Opinion also has nice facial flexes, meaning that, unlike other facial items, it doesn’t clip horribly with the rest of me.

I think you forgot something…

Oh, and I forgot to mention, the Second Opinion comes with voice lines. Yes, you heard me, voice lines. I know, I know, other items have new voice lines too, but none of them are in fact an entirely new personality. I’d just like to pause right now and say how great all my voice lines are. Seriously, they’re all amazing. And Mister Robin Atkin Downes did a wonderful job with them as always.

You know you got lines for other items too…

I know, I know, Evil Me, I know. Both Medimedes and Archimedes the Undying have voice lines as well, and all three items give me actual real domination lines, which I can only hear for one month of the year. Actually, I can wear all three of these items together for even more Medic lunacy, but it might smell slightly of overkill. And rotting dove flesh. And crudely cut flesh stapled to my face. And feathers.

I have a bird head! You're dominated! We're both having a bad day!
I have a bird head! You’re dominated! We’re both having a bad day!

So why do I like the Second Opinion so much, when both Archimedes the Undying and Medimedes offer the same, if not more lines? Well, firstly, I already have two birds, a third is too much. Zombie Archimedes is amazing, and it’s nice to have another semi-intelligent being around, but unfortunately, I can’t wear all three at once, nor can I wear two at once as they’re all scared of each other. Medimedes is just an abomination, and I can’t wear hats with it or anything since it’s also a ‘hat’. Meanwhile, the Second Opinion sits nicely on my face and doesn’t conflict with my normal day-to-day items, such as my Pickelhaube and my Otolayngologist’s Mirror.

That and I find the voice lines more amusing. I mean, I’ve had a dual personality for years, it’s nice to actually physically hear him once in a while.

Redrum! Redrum!

Okay, enough of that now.


Medic, also known as Phovos (or occasionally Dr Retvik Von Scribblesalot), writes 50% of all the articles on the Daily SPUF since she doesn't have anything better to do. A dedicated Medic main in Team Fortress 2 and an avid speedster in Warframe, Phovos has the unique skill of writing 500 words about very little in a very short space of time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *