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Balin (Balin)
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You all know the drill by now...

What links:

-a certain obscenity,

-an extremely anxious person,

-a continental tree,

and (you guessed it)...

-a certain Mr. Koch?
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Something relating to Connecticut?
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Something relating to Connecticut? No
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A certain obscenity four letters? F***? S***? A**? B****? N*****? Does it have a sexual meaning? Bathroom related?
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A certain obscenity four letters? Yope F***? Yope, No to rest S***? A**? B****? N*****? Does it have a sexual meaning? I'm not sure, assume Yes Bathroom related? No
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Is the Fyope a (less crude?) variant of F***? (The one I use is Feth, cribbed from a science fiction series.)

Continental tree - European? Some other continent? Found all over a continent?
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Is the Fyope a (less crude?) variant of F***? No (The one I use is Feth, cribbed from a science fiction series.)

Continental tree - European? No Some other continent? I know (thanks to Wikipedia) of two versions of this tree, each of which is specific to a certain continent. Found all over a continent?
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So it's a certain kind of tree, which is specific to a certain continent (well, each of its two versions is specific to a different one)?

North America?
South America?
Africa?
Asia?
Australia?
(I won't bother with Antarctica...and you ruled Europe out)
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So it's a certain kind of tree, which is specific to a certain continent (well, each of its two versions is specific to a different one)?

North America?
South America?
Africa? This is one...
Asia?
Australia? ...and this is the other.
(I won't bother with Antarctica...and you ruled Europe out)
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Mr. Koch - Mr. Gregory Coke, Grand Master of Gregory Coke Land?

A different Mr. Koch that has been mentioned on this forum in another puzzle?
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Mr. Koch - Mr. Gregory Coke, Grand Master of Gregory Coke Land? No - figured you'd guess him first =)

A different Mr. Koch that has been mentioned on this forum in another puzzle? No
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...A different Mr. Koch that *hasn't* been mentioned on this forum in another puzzle?

Am I really that predictable?...it just seemed to be the obvious answer. Of course, this isn't the place to go for obvious answers, as that's very un-lateral...*sigh*
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...A different Mr. Koch that *hasn't* been mentioned on this forum in another puzzle? Yes
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LTPF list of Mr. Kochs that *have* been mentioned, please, so I know who to rule out besides Mr. Coke? (If you don't mind, Balin...I honestly didn't know there were so many!)
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LTPF list of Mr. Kochs that *have* been mentioned, please, so I know who to rule out besides Mr. Coke? (If you don't mind, Balin...I honestly didn't know there were so many!) OK - it is not:

Robert Koch
Ludwig Koch
The Koch brothers
Ed Koch
or, of course, Gregory Koch.

I think that's all of them.
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The Wikipedia List of Kochs (minus Gregory Koch):

Carl Ludwig Koch, a German entomologist, specializing in arachnology
Charles G. Koch, businessman (Koch Industries)
Christof Koch, an American neuroscientist
David H. Koch, businessman (Koch Industries)
Frederick R. Koch, collector and philanthropist
Ed Koch, an American lawyer, politician (three term mayor of New York), and political commentator
Erland von Koch, Swedish composer
Heinrich Herman Robert Koch, a German physician developer of Koch's postulates
Helge von Koch, a Swedish Mathematician
Karl Koch, a German botanist
Ludwig Carl Christian Koch, a German entomologist specializing in arachnology, son of Carl Ludwig Koch
Robert Koch, a German bacteriologist
Roland Koch, a German politician
Theodor Koch, a founder of Heckler & Koch
Thomaz Koch, a left-handed Brazilian tennis player
Wilhelm Daniel Joseph Koch, a German physician and botanist
Bill Koch (businessman)
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Carl Ludwig Koch, a German entomologist, specializing in arachnology
Charles G. Koch, businessman (Koch Industries)
Christof Koch, an American neuroscientist
David H. Koch, businessman (Koch Industries)
Frederick R. Koch, collector and philanthropist
Ed Koch, an American lawyer, politician (three term mayor of New York), and political commentator
Erland von Koch, Swedish composer
Heinrich Herman Robert Koch, a German physician developer of Koch's postulates
Helge von Koch, a Swedish Mathematician
Karl Koch, a German botanist
Ludwig Carl Christian Koch, a German entomologist specializing in arachnology, son of Carl Ludwig Koch
Robert Koch, a German bacteriologist
Roland Koch, a German politician
Theodor Koch, a founder of Heckler & Koch
Thomaz Koch, a left-handed Brazilian tennis player
Wilhelm Daniel Joseph Koch, a German physician and botanist
Bill Koch (businessman)

None of these, however his first name (or rather, a version of it) is included in the list. And I know this guy has a Wikipedia article, because I looked it up yesterday.
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Is the tree domesticated? Was it transferred by humans from one continent to the other? If so, to which continent (Africa or Australia) is it originally native?

Is it a fruit tree? Is it profitable? Grown on plantations?
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Greg Koch the former offensive lineman in the NFL for the Packers and others? Greg Koch the rock guitarist (although I don't believe he has a wiki article)? Greg Koch the guy who runs Stone Brewing Company?
Is it a real Mr. Koch? Or a fictional one? From a TV show? Movie? Book?
Back to the obscenity - is it a form of the word F*** (like F***ing)?

And the extremely anxious person - a specific person? Or a general term? Nutcase? Ooh, while we're on the topic of nuts - does the tree have nuts? And does the obscenity relate to male genitals (aka "nuts")? And maybe Mr. Koch was a peanut farmer? Although I don't know who that would be.
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Wow, I didn't know there were so many Greg Kochs, besides Mr. Gregory Coke, Grand Master of Gregory Coke Land...but hey, I guess if anyone would know, it'd be you! ^_^ Happy New Year's Eve, Mr. Coke =D
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Is the tree domesticated? Was it transferred by humans from one continent to the other? If so, to which continent (Africa or Australia) is it originally native? They're not the same type of tree; they just share the same common name (except for the contintental part).

Is it a fruit tree? No to both Is it profitable? Irrel to both Grown on plantations? No to both, I think

Greg Koch the former offensive lineman in the NFL for the Packers and others? Greg Koch the rock guitarist (although I don't believe he has a wiki article)? Greg Koch the guy who runs Stone Brewing Company? It's not a Greg Koch - I meant that a version of the "certain Mr. Koch's" name was in the list.
Is it a real Mr. Koch? It is Or a fictional one? From a TV show? Movie? Book?
Back to the obscenity - is it a form of the word F*** (like F***ing)? No - it's F*** plus something else

And the extremely anxious person - a specific person? No Or a general term? Yes Nutcase? No Ooh, while we're on the topic of nuts - does the tree have nuts? Neither And does the obscenity relate to male genitals (aka "nuts")? No And maybe Mr. Koch was a peanut farmer? No Although I don't know who that would be.
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The obscenity: F- you? F- this?
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Is the tree a fruit tree?

Obscenity: Motherf----er? Or some variation thereof?

(Fun fact: According to Fiondil, "seron-en-orch", "orc-lover", is about the equivalent of the above in Sindarin, and the absolute worst thing swear word in Sindarin.)
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(*absolute worst swear word in Sindarin, lol. Or, absolute worst thing you can say...muddled them together. Guess I had too much Martinelli's last night. HAPPY 2011 EVERYONE!)
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The obscenity: F- you? No F- this? No

Is the tree a fruit tree? No

Obscenity: Motherf----er? No Or some variation thereof? No

(Fun fact: According to Fiondil, "seron-en-orch", "orc-lover", is about the equivalent of the above in Sindarin, and the absolute worst thing swear word in Sindarin.)
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Obscenity: F up?
Anxious person: Uptight?
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Wild thought- does the letter B have a special significance, Bbbalin?

F***bubble (this is getting real classy)
Blubberer
Baobab tree
Bobby Koch (brother in law of George W Bush)
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Obscenity: F up? No
Anxious person: Uptight? No

Wild thought- does the letter B have a special significance, Bbbalin? Nnno

F***bubble (this is getting real classy)
Blubberer
Baobab tree
Bobby Koch (brother in law of George W Bush) No to all
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Are they all surnames that sound rude?

Is the expression F**K ALL relevant?

Is football or soccer as you would have it relevant? I know of two footballers who were called Koch & Fukal
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Are they all surnames that sound rude? No

Is the expression F**K ALL relevant? No

Is football or soccer as you would have it relevant? No, but another sport will help you I know of two footballers who were called Koch & Fukal That'd be awkward for the announcers
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F**K OFF
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Glad I got that off my chest HEE HEE .

Please mentally insert a question mark into my previous post as it was definately a suggestion and not an order.
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F**K OFF No thanks. That's not the right answer either.

Glad I got that off my chest HEE HEE .

Please mentally insert a question mark into my previous post as it was definately a suggestion and not an order. Question mark inserted
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Another sport will help us...a team sport? or individual? Is it terms from the sport that will help us? People affiliated with the sport? Teams affiliated with the sport?

Obscenity:
F- nuts?
Dumb F-?
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Obscenity -- Is it a phrase that contains the specific word F*** (that one they can't say on the TV :-) )? or some variant of it? FML relevant?

Anxious person -- Is this a specific person? or character? Does this involve phobias?

Tree -- Is the name of the African form "African _____"? Is the name of the Australian form "Australian _____"? Do they share the entire common name in common?

Will the sport help us get the "F word" phrase? the anxious person? the tree? the Mr. Koch?
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Are you sure that Mr. Gregory Coke isn't relevant? :-(
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Are you sure that Mr. Gregory Coke isn't relevant? :-(
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Sorry about the double post...no idea what happened.
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Another sport will help us...a team sport? This or individual? Is it terms from the sport that will help us? People affiliated with the sport? This, and actually, two people from the sport will help you, each as part of a separate connection. Teams affiliated with the sport?

Obscenity:
F- nuts?
Dumb F-? Neither

Obscenity -- Is it a phrase that contains the specific word F*** (that one they can't say on the TV :-) )? Yes or some variant of it? FML relevant? No

Anxious person -- Is this a specific person? Not really or character? Ditto Does this involve phobias? Yope

Tree -- Is the name of the African form "African _____"? Yes Is the name of the Australian form "Australian _____"? Yes Do they share the entire common name in common? Other than the continental part, yes

Will the sport help us get the "F word" phrase? This... the anxious person? the tree? the Mr. Koch? ...and this.

Are you sure that Mr. Gregory Coke isn't relevant? :-( Yes, I'm sure. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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Sport:
Baseball? Handegg? *snort* couldn't resist European/UK football? Also couldn't resist
Ice hockey? Field hockey? Cricket? Bowls/Bocce ball? Seems to be played with teams anyway, my second cousins play it
Water polo?

And I'm probably leaving a bunch of stuff out, so if I did, {LTPF list of team sports I left out}?
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Sport:
Baseball? This one Handegg? *snort* couldn't resist European/UK football? Also couldn't resist
Ice hockey? Field hockey? Cricket? Bowls/Bocce ball? Seems to be played with teams anyway, my second cousins play it
Water polo?

And I'm probably leaving a bunch of stuff out, so if I did, {LTPF list of team sports I left out}?
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Baseball...hey, first try, go me! :-D

Ok...is it a particular team that will be helpful? Particular coach? Particular game? A World Series?
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Baseball...hey, first try, go me! :-D

Ok...is it a particular team that will be helpful? Yope for the obscenity; probably not for Mr. Koch. Particular coach? Particular game? Same as "team." All the rest are No. A World Series?
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Do the team's initials spell out the obscenity?
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Do the team's initials spell out the obscenity? No
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Let's keep things in order with a

RECAP:

A certain obscenity -> "F--- [something]"

An extremely anxious person -> a general term

A continental tree -> African [blank] and Australian [same blank]

A certain Mr. Koch -> someone who has not been featured on the LTPF yet

Also, each chain will have 2 or 3 steps before the connection. And the Internet is your friend.
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Oh yes, forgot: Baseball is relevant to the first and fourth chains. And what I said about a certain team being "yope" relevant - it is, but it will probably lead you astray. Try another tactic.
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HINTS:

Connection #1: The obscenity is specific to a single person (as far as I know).

Connection #2: Think psychiatry.

Connection #3: The "blank" is one compound word.

Connection #4: Occupation is relevant.
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Anxious Person = Paranoid? Skitzofrenic? (Which I know I spelled wrong)
Obscenity = f***face? f***man? Moneky f***er? F*** Chuck? Some word that rhymes with F*** relevant?

And you say Koch's first name (or a variant) is on the list. So is it Chris? Billy? Ooh, is it former major league reliever Billy Koch? (BTW I have a cousin named Billy but his last name's not Koch because his mom who is my dad's sister got married and got a new name). Or NFL Punter Sam Koch (who pronounces it Cook)? If it is Billy Koch, are any of his former teams relevant? The Toronto Blue Jays? The Oakland Athletics? The Chicago White Sox? The Florida Marlins? The US Olympic Team? Or Minor Leagues? Dunedin Blue Jays? Syracuse SkyChiefs? Charlotte Knights? Relevant that Charlotte Knights sounds like Scarlet Knights, aka Rutgers athletics?
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Anxious Person = Paranoid? This one Skitzofrenic? (Which I know I spelled wrong)

Obscenity = f***face? This one f***man? Moneky f***er? F*** Chuck? Some word that rhymes with F*** relevant?

And you say Koch's first name (or a variant) is on the list. So is it Chris? Billy? This one... Ooh, is it former major league reliever Billy Koch? Yes
(BTW I have a cousin named Billy but his last name's not Koch because his mom who is my dad's sister got married and got a new name). Or NFL Punter Sam Koch (who pronounces it Cook)? If it is Billy Koch, are any of his former teams relevant? Noish The Toronto Blue Jays? The Oakland Athletics? The Chicago White Sox? The Florida Marlins? The US Olympic Team? Or Minor Leagues? Dunedin Blue Jays? Syracuse SkyChiefs? Charlotte Knights? Relevant that Charlotte Knights sounds like Scarlet Knights, aka Rutgers athletics? None of these

A certain obscenity -> "F--- Face" ->

An extremely anxious person -> Paranoid ->

A continental tree -> African [blank] and Australian [same blank]

A certain Mr. Koch -> Billy Koch ->
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Whoops, forgot the arrow ( -> ) at the end of the third connection.
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F**k Face ---> Bill Ripken?
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F**k Face ---> Bill Ripken? Yes
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Toronto Blue Jays relevant? Florida Marlins? Major League Baseball in general?
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Toronto Blue Jays relevant? No Florida Marlins? No Major League Baseball in general? Not "in general," but you're not quite out of the baseball woods yet. And don't forget, you can use the Internetz.
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Oakland A's? Chicago White Sox?
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Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games bronze medal relevant?
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Oakland A's? Chicago White Sox? Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games bronze medal relevant? No to all - remember, none of Billy Koch's teams are relevant.
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Koch played college baseball for Clemson University from 1994 to 1996. Relevant?
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Koch played college baseball for Clemson University from 1994 to 1996. Relevant? Yep!

A certain obscenity -> "F--- Face" -> Billy Ripken ->

An extremely anxious person -> Paranoid ->

A continental tree -> African [blank] and Australian [same blank]

A certain Mr. Koch -> Billy Koch -> Clemson University ->
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Billy Ripken...related to Cal Ripken? (and according to Wiki, yes, and there's two: Sr. and Jr....I didn't know that) Is that relevant?
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Billy Ripken...related to Cal Ripken? (and according to Wiki, yes, and there's two: Sr. and Jr....I didn't know that) Is that relevant? Yes - Cal Ripken Jr is the next link in the chain
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"Iron Man"? Baltimore Orioles? Ripken Baseball, Inc.?
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"Iron Man"? This, and that's all for this chain!! Baltimore Orioles? Ripken Baseball, Inc.?
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yayz!
iron man
hrm...
Iz moovee.
Iz nawt seen it.
Iz dat reluvent?
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yayz!
iron man
hrm...
Iz moovee.
Iz nawt seen it.
Iz dat reluvent? Well...it's relevant somewhere.

You have figured out the connection now - each one leads to some sort of "Iron Man."
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Clemson University:
Clemson Tigers?
Thomas Green Clemson?
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Clemson University:
Clemson Tigers?
Thomas Green Clemson? Him, so then...
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he married Anna Maria Calhoun? daughter of John C. Calhoun?
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he married Anna Maria Calhoun? daughter of John C. Calhoun? Yep, and you're well on your way now...
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Nicknamed the "cast-iron man" for his determination to defend the causes in which he believed, Calhoun supported states' rights and nullification, under which states could declare null and void federal laws which they deemed to be unconstitutional.
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Nicknamed the "cast-iron man" for his determination to defend the causes in which he believed, Calhoun supported states' rights and nullification, under which states could declare null and void federal laws which they deemed to be unconstitutional. Wikipedia has served thee well - that is exactly what I was looking for.

So here's a RECAP -

Four IRON MEN.

A certain obscenity -> "F--- Face" -> Billy Ripken -> Cal Ripken Jr (IRON MAN of baseball)

An extremely anxious person -> Paranoid ->

A continental tree -> African [blank] and Australian [same blank] ->

A certain Mr. Koch -> Billy Koch -> Clemson University -> Thomas Green Clemson -> John C. Calhoun ("cast-IRON MAN" of Congress)

HINT: If you get stuck, try working backwards: figure out what the last two "Iron Men" are, and work backwards through the chains.
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African/Australian Blackwood?

Henry Blackwood, Lord Blackwood (Sherlock Holmes' nemesis in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film)?
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ah! wait! Blackwood was the villain in Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. was Sherlock Holmes...and Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man in the 2008 and 2010 films!
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African/Australian Blackwood?

Henry Blackwood, Lord Blackwood (Sherlock Holmes' nemesis in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film)?

ah! wait! Blackwood was the villain in Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. was Sherlock Holmes...and Robert Downey Jr. was Iron Man in the 2008 and 2010 films! A deduction worthy of Holmes (or should I say Downey...) himself! That is exactly what I was looking for.

Third chain complete - only one more, and that chain shouldn't take too long at all.
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Paranoid refers to paranoia, a thought process that typically includes persecutory beliefs.?
Paranoid may also refer to:
In music:
Paranoid (album), an album by Black Sabbath?
"Paranoid" (song), the title song?
"Paranoid" (Jonas Brothers song)?
"Paranoid" (Kanye West song)?
"Paranoid", a song by Alana Grace from Break the Silence?
"Paranoid", a song by Grand Funk Railroad from Grand Funk?
Paranoid (band), a German EBM group?
In other media:
Paranoid (2000 thriller film), an indie film starring Jessica Alba?
Paranoid (2000 horror film) (also known as Frightmare), a film directed by Ash Smith
"Paranoid: A Chant", a poem by Stephen King?
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"Paranoid Android" (Radiohead song)--> Android (robot) = Iron Man ?
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Paranoid refers to paranoia, a thought process that typically includes persecutory beliefs.?
Paranoid may also refer to:
In music:
Paranoid (album), an album by Black Sabbath? This - one more quick hop, and we're there.
"Paranoid" (song), the title song?
"Paranoid" (Jonas Brothers song)?
"Paranoid" (Kanye West song)?
"Paranoid", a song by Alana Grace from Break the Silence?
"Paranoid", a song by Grand Funk Railroad from Grand Funk?
Paranoid (band), a German EBM group?
In other media:
Paranoid (2000 thriller film), an indie film starring Jessica Alba?
Paranoid (2000 horror film) (also known as Frightmare), a film directed by Ash Smith
"Paranoid: A Chant", a poem by Stephen King?

"Paranoid Android" (Radiohead song)--> Android (robot) = Iron Man ? No - see above
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Iron_Man_(song), from aforementioned album?
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Iron Man (song), from aforementioned album? Yep...

**********SPOILER**********

Four IRON MEN.

A certain obscenity -> "F--- Face" -> Billy Ripken -> Cal Ripken Jr (IRON MAN of baseball)

An extremely anxious person -> Paranoid -> IRON MAN (a song from Black Sabbath's album "Paranoid)

A continental tree -> Blackwood -> Sherlock Holmes (the 2009 movie) -> Robert Downey Jr. (played IRON MAN in the 2 Iron Man movies)

A certain Mr. Koch -> Billy Koch -> Clemson University -> Thomas Green Clemson -> John C. Calhoun ("cast-IRON MAN" of Congress)

Nice work, y'all.

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