Paradigm Shift

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Paradigm Shift
Basic information
Target Group
Minimum damage 9
Maximum damage 33
Strength Strong
Signature attack? No
Cog performance
Lawbots Spin Doctor
Sellbots The Mingler

Paradigm Shift is a Cog attack that is performed by The Minglers and Spin Doctors.


  1. The Cog wiggles their fingers, forming a straight line of yellow sparks that gradually move towards all Toons in battle.
    • If the attack hits, damaged Toons are lifted up and shaken before being dropped down.
    • If the attack misses, undamaged Toons jump to dodge the sparks.


  • "Look into my shifty eyes!"
  • "You'll get shifted out of place."
  • "Your shift is up!"
  • "Prepare to have your paradigm shifted!"
  • "I'm giving you the bad shift!"
  • "Watch out! I'm rather shifty."
  • "I guess it's your shift now."
  • "You've never shifted this much in your life."
  • "Isn't this an interesting paradigm."


Spin Doctor
Level 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Damage 9 10 13 16 17 20 23 24

The Mingler
Level 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Damage 12 15 18 21 24 27 30 33

Origin of name

"Paradigm shift" is a sudden change in perspective towards a particular thing. This term was popularized by philosopher Thomas Kuhn's book titled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.


  • Paradigm is pronounced "pair-a-dime" in American English or "par-a-dime" in British English.
  • The Mingler's Paradigm Shift is the strongest Cog attack that targets a group of Toons.