Maris the Great is about to be laid to rest

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Welp, looks like it's the end of an era. If you haven't heard, everyone's favorite gay zombie, Maris the Great, is about to become food for worms -- uh, actually, "retiring" is how he put it. Semantics aside, after a fruitful killing spree that lasted more than a decade (eleven years to the day, to be exact), Maris's murderous rampage has come to an end -- or, rather, is coming to an end: He still has a few more murders to commit before his brain stem stops firing. For all intents and purposes, though, Maris is Audi 5000. Rot on, Maris. We're going to miss you.

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