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Ross Campbell is a character created by Gary. He appeared in "The Tale of the Pinball Wizard".


He was a mischievous, greedy, loner. He would do whatever it took to get something he wanted. He would even be checking payphones for loose coins and pick coins out of the water fountain and use them to play pinball arcade games. He was interested in working a job at Mr. Olson's Shop, possibly just as means to keep having more money to play pinball or to buy the custom water guns he saw on sale in the mall or even both reasons.

Mr. Olson reluctantly gave him a chance to watch the shop for him late one afternoon when he went out to lunch. Mr. Olson told him specifically not touch his new pinball machine game. Ross gave Mr. Olson his word that he could trust him. But as soon as Mr. Olson was gone, he broke his promise and begun playing the new pinball game. When he finally finished the game, it was dark and the mall was closed so he could not leave. He walked around and found the mall converted to a world that was based on the pinball game he was playing. He figured to escape he had to play the game through and crown the Princess, as in the pinball game he played before. After overcoming some difficulties, even being sent back to the beginning of the game, he finally succeeded to eliminate the villains and crown the princes, thus winning the game.

In spite of his victory, however, he was again sent back to the beginning and still trapped in the game. He heard Mr. Olson from outside the game evilly laughing and saw his giant face through the glass roof of the mall. Mr. Olson stood outside the new pinball machine and told him since he broke his trust as punishment he's now trapped inside the machine and can play the game forever. He then started a new game and fired the ball. Ross is last seen watching a gigantic silver pinball appearing at the top of the moving stairway. The ball was obviously ready to crash down on him, and if he didn't get crushed by it this time, he will eventually and die. Seeing that ball he just knew that he would never get out.


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