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A diagonal shunt is one which is not purely linear, but takes place on the diagonals instead. Naturally, the strength of this particular type of diagonal shunt (as opposed to other types) depends on the value of Ould's Inclination. (If the said Inclination is at exactly 0 or 90 degrees, or any multiple thereof, the shunt should technically be referred to as an Orthogonal Shunt: however, this is not generally enforced.) Diagonal Drivebacks and Blonks are also theoretically possible, but seldom attempted even under standard Diagonal Shunt conditions - and under Ould's conditions of depending on his Inclination, they remain no more than a theory. [JLE]