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'''Water balloons''' are [[Calvin]]'s favorite summertime weapon, much like [[snowball]]s are during winter. His most common targets are [[Susie]] and [[Hobbes]]. During the summer, he often has wars with Susie or Hobbes, or else makes plans with Hobbes to attack Susie. (These plans sometimes fail.) Susie seems to have learned to expect this however, as she is seen in one strip with a raincoat and umbrella on, as Calvin prepares to throw a water balloon at her; to which he shouts, "YOU THINK YOU'RE SO SMART!"
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'''Water balloons''' are [[Calvin]]'s favorite summertime weapon, much like he favors [[Calvin's snowballs|snowballs]] during winter. Originally, he used his water gun, but it fell out of favor in the face of water balloons' superior power.[[File:Calvin's_Water_Balloon.png|thumb|Calvin, armed with a Water Balloon.]] Water balloons are occasionally used in [[Calvinball]].
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==Warfare==
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[[Calvin]] often engages in water balloon fights with [[Hobbes]]. Although [[Calvin]] will put more effort behind soaking his adversary, he sometimes inevitably loses due to his habit of boasting. For instance, he once walked up to [[Hobbes]] with three water balloons, making much noise about his superior armament. [[Hobbes]] then dropped his own water balloon into Calvin's hoard, causing him to fumble and drop them all on himself.
   
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Once, [[Calvin]] invited [[Susie Derkins|Susie]] to a water fight; [[Hobbes]] surrendered his balloon to the enemy, and [[Calvin]] lost yet again.
Sometimes, Calvin has plans to attack other people; for example, in one strip he's hanging a water balloon from a tree. He then acknowledges that the string is too small and asks [[Dad|his dad]] how tall he is.
 
   
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==Ambush==
Calvin also may try to soke someone with style.Calvin once even tried hanging a water baloon with longer string so if he missed his target (Susie), it would be reusible. Susie narowly dodges it and grabs the water balloon as it was coming back. In the punchline it shows Calvin running from a flying water balloon saying "Bad idea".
 
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When[[File:Splash_susie_strip_panel.jpeg|thumb|left|Calvin attacking Susie with a Water balloon]] not battling at Hobbes' consent, [[Calvin]] still mounts offensives with his water balloons. These attacks are directed primarily at [[Susie Derkins|Susie]] and [[Hobbes]], although [[Calvin]] has also soaked his parents on a few occasions.
   
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[[Hobbes]] does not take these ambushes well, possibly given his fur coverage. He usually manages to dissuade [[Calvin]] from ambushing him, foretelling of punishment unequalled should [[Calvin]] dare attack him. Calvin once followed through, his curiosity piqued by Hobbes threatening retribution beyond the worst Calvin could imagine.
   
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[[Calvin]] is far more inclined to soak [[Susie Derkins]] than [[Hobbes]], due to her (official) status as his enemy. However, when he does so, he usually emerges as the loser since Susie violently attacks him in return. Susie has also learned to anticipate ambushes, as evidenced in a weekday strip where she donned a coat and umbrella before going outside.
   
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In order to get Susie, Calvin will not only plan traditional ambushes, but also traps and mechanisms. These operate mostly out of his treehouse, and may or may not be a part of the [[G.R.O.S.S.]] agenda. At least one (a water balloon on a string) was a failure, and it is unknown how well the others worked. Calvin devises similar traps in winter, although these involve snowballs rather than water balloons.
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:11, 6 April 2021

Water balloons are Calvin's favorite summertime weapon, much like he favors snowballs during winter. Originally, he used his water gun, but it fell out of favor in the face of water balloons' superior power.

Calvin, armed with a Water Balloon.

Water balloons are occasionally used in Calvinball.

Warfare

Calvin often engages in water balloon fights with Hobbes. Although Calvin will put more effort behind soaking his adversary, he sometimes inevitably loses due to his habit of boasting. For instance, he once walked up to Hobbes with three water balloons, making much noise about his superior armament. Hobbes then dropped his own water balloon into Calvin's hoard, causing him to fumble and drop them all on himself.

Once, Calvin invited Susie to a water fight; Hobbes surrendered his balloon to the enemy, and Calvin lost yet again.

Ambush

When

Calvin attacking Susie with a Water balloon

not battling at Hobbes' consent, Calvin still mounts offensives with his water balloons. These attacks are directed primarily at Susie and Hobbes, although Calvin has also soaked his parents on a few occasions.

Hobbes does not take these ambushes well, possibly given his fur coverage. He usually manages to dissuade Calvin from ambushing him, foretelling of punishment unequalled should Calvin dare attack him. Calvin once followed through, his curiosity piqued by Hobbes threatening retribution beyond the worst Calvin could imagine.

Calvin is far more inclined to soak Susie Derkins than Hobbes, due to her (official) status as his enemy. However, when he does so, he usually emerges as the loser since Susie violently attacks him in return. Susie has also learned to anticipate ambushes, as evidenced in a weekday strip where she donned a coat and umbrella before going outside.

In order to get Susie, Calvin will not only plan traditional ambushes, but also traps and mechanisms. These operate mostly out of his treehouse, and may or may not be a part of the G.R.O.S.S. agenda. At least one (a water balloon on a string) was a failure, and it is unknown how well the others worked. Calvin devises similar traps in winter, although these involve snowballs rather than water balloons.