Whenever mathematicians invoke theorems, I always picture them as anime characters calling out their attacks in a fight.

Dedekinnnndddd CUT! (slices across the real line)

Frobenius! Automorphism! (transforms into a car)

Taaaate... Shafareviiich... GROUP! (summons a swarm of sharp geometric shurikens)

RIEMAAAAANNNN!!! HYPOTHESISSSSS!! (ultimate attack, unblockable, ignores all defenses, huge mushroom cloud leaving behind a huge smouldering crater)

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@JordiGH This is too much like how I think... I have these cards in my hand, which will I play? The thing writhes in front of me, I drop an 'abelian Galois group' on it, suddenly the writhing stops and it sorts itself into a row of primes with exponents on their shoulders. Almost there, just one more... glancing at my hand I select 'idempotent decomposition' and lay it gently on top. Their armor suits shatter, I select the one shard I needed.

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@kimreece It does always seem like just a matter of picking the right angles of attack, doesn't it? And sometimes requires creating entirely new ones.

@JordiGH The worst part isn't choosing how to attack, it's explaining to anyone else what happened when you did it and how.

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