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A [[WebOriginal Youtube series]] written and directed by Maximilian Christiansen, and was originally part of ''TheOnlineWarrior''. Originally based on the fighting game ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds'', ''Assist Me!'' is built around helpful character tutorials designed for the intermediate-to-advanced player looking for strategies and tips. These tutorial segments are interspersed with live-action skits, starring [[TheDanza Maximilian Christiansen as himself]] and featuring a host of guest actors as the grab bag of demihumans, supervillains and all-purpose malcontents on the [=MvC3=] roster. More recently, though, Max has been branching out the series towards other fighting games, the first of which being ''Marvel vs. Capcom Origins'' (An UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes''), and he has discussed the possibility of doing the series for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' as well.

Max is joined in every episode by his roommates, the ineffable genius (or so he'd have you believe) [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]] and highly adorable sun goddess [[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Amaterasu]]. Together, Max and Doom air-combo, X-Factor, and wavedash their way towards mastering the game before {{Galactus}} makes good on his threat to annihilate the world. [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] and [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]] also appear as recurring characters.

Though Doom mostly complains and gobbles yogurt. [[spoiler:[[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Mostly.]]]]


'''Characters tropes should be put in its [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/AssistMe Character Sheet]]'''. Also '''NeedsMoreLove'''.


The series can be split thusly:
* '''Season 1''': Doom squats in Max's house while the two end up having to foil Wesker's plots
** Characters featured: Doctor Doom, Albert Wesker, X-23, Jill Valentine
** Character [[TheCameo cameos]]: [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil Barry Burton]] (via flashbacks)
* '''''Ultimate Assist Me''''': Doom makes a DealWithTheDevil (and in RealLife, [[PromotedFanboy Max made a deal with Capcom...]]) to get ''Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3'' early and Max has to master all the new characters to save the Earth from being devoured by Galactus.
** Characters featured: Strider Hiryu (with Hawkeye), Ghost Rider [[spoiler:possessing Max]] (with Firebrand), Wesker (standing in for Nemesis T-Type; with Doctor Strange), Phoenix Wright (with Iron Fist), Vergil (with Nova), Rocket Raccoon (with Frank West and [[FinalBoss Galactus]])
* '''Season 2''': More Characters drop in while a sinister plot to eliminate The Online Warriors unravels.
** Characters featured: Deadpool, Chris Redfield, Phoenix (the mutant, [[NamesTheSame not the lawyer]]), Taskmaster
** Other appearances: M.O.D.O.K.
* '''''Retro Assist Me''''': Something in the past has made Max lose his fighting game skills and, with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet, Doom and Max travel back in time to make things right. ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' references abound.
** Character appearances: Thanos, the Hulk (as Bruce Banner), Captain Commando, Morrigan Aensland
* '''Final Season''': After defeating Taskmaster and co. Max, Doom and Wesker relocates to another place, however their true enemy remains unknown...
** Characters featured: Dante, [[spoiler: Morrigan]].
* '''''Assist Me VideoGame/KillerInstinct''''': Thanks to Dante's incredible bill for his services and several other charges incurred by Doom's habits, Max finds himself completely broke. Desperate to get some money, he takes up a job with [[MegaCorp Ultratech]] to observe the cast's fighting styles. However, Max and Doom soon realize that Ultratech isn't all that they seem...
** Characters featured: Jago, Sabrewulf [[spoiler:The original Sabrewulf and Max's dog turned into said wolf.]]

All episodes so far are available at Max's Youtube account, [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Miles923 Miles923]].
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!!This series provides examples for:
* AbusiveParents: Wesker is as close as it can get to this regarding his treatment of Nemesis. Including [[DisproportionateRetribution beating up on him for damaging his expensive sunglasses]].
* ActingForTwo
** Mike Young portrays Albert Wesker, Deadpool, Thanos, and the guy in the 1997 park who learns about the then-impending release of the GameBoyColor through a video game magazine in ''Retro Assist Me'', voices and does puppet work for Rocket Raccoon, and also does behind-the-scenes work with script writing and costume design.
*** Lampshaded in the Season 2 Finale where Wesker soundly beats Deadpool with Deadpool announcing his appearance with "Stunt Double!" and his defeat with "Ow! My stunt double!"
*** Lampshaded again when Mike himself announces [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KlyTCzHYI0 the sale]] of several ''Assist Me'' costumes and props.
** Ben Shuman portrays Strider Hiryu, another park extra, Bruce Banner, and a Captain Commando nerd, voices and does stunt work for Taskmaster, and also does camera and grip work.
** Matthew Simmons portrays Doctor Doom and M.O.D.O.K., and is a suit actor for Taskmaster.
** Lyndsey Addison portrays S.T.A.R.S.!Jill, the bikini zombie at the beginning of the Chris arc, the hooker in the EVO 2012 special, yet another park extra, a sushi hostess (who gets brutalized by Wesker), and another Captain Commando nerd, and also does makeup.
** Max, the director, writer, and creator of the series, portrays [[TheDanza him]][[AuthorAvatar self]] and [[spoiler:Ghost Rider]], and also does cinematography and lighting.
* ActorAllusion: Sort of. Max gets a lot that he looks a little like NicolasCage so [[spoiler:in Ultimate Assist Me featuring [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Firebrand]] and Film/GhostRider Max transforms into the latter who was played by Cage]].
** This taken another step further when Doom, Max and Phoenix start watching [[BMovie B-movies]] starting with X-men 3 which features Phoenix. Max takes the remote and puts on the Film/FantasticFour movie, prompting Doom to switch the channel yet again to show the bunny line from ''Film/ConAir'', Not the Bees! from the remake of TheWickerMan, and I'm a Vampire from VampiresKiss. Max looks like he just wants to crawl into a hole.
--> '''Max:''' I got nothing.
--> '''Doom:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Check]]. [[PrecisionFStrike F]][[SoundEffectBleep **]][[PrecisionFStrike king]]. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Mate]].
** When one of the lighting crew members sits down on the couch Doom shouts hey it's Larry as the crew member played one of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Chris']] companions in Assist Me featuring Chris Redfield
** Done in-universe with Rocket Raccoon and Doom at each other's throats as Doom and Wesker often are.
** {{Deadpool}} tells Wesker he "looks familiar." Also Max mistakes a zombie for X-23 in the Chris episode.
* AdaptationDecay: Parodied in-universe when Phoenix is over: they watch her embarrassing final scenes in ''[[Film/XMenTheLastStand X3]]''. As Doom laughs, Max humbles him by rolling [[Film/FantasticFour the 2005]] ''[[Film/FantasticFour Fantastic Four]]'' [[Film/FantasticFour movie]]. [[spoiler: Then Doom counters with a NicolasCage montage. Checkmate, Max.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: [[spoiler:Albert Wesker after his HeelFaceTurn]].
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:[[HeroAntagonist Captain]] [[KnightTemplar Commando]].]]
* AffectionateParody: There is one done on WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory featuring Wesker and Doom.
** ''Retro Assist Me'' is this to Film/BackToTheFuture.
** The ''Assist Me, Evo Special'' is a parody to Film/TheHangover.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Sometimes this has consequences. [[FunnyMoments Like shooting himself in the leg with his Samurai Edge, for example.]]
-->'''Wesker''': [[ThatsGottaHurt That's gonna leave a mark...]]
* AllMenArePerverts: Or at least, all men in the film crew are perverts.
* AllWomenAreLustful: Doom and Max try to imply that this is how X-23 gets all her tattoos, and other things, for free only to for her [[SubvertedTrope to pull out her claws and strike fear into their hearts]].
* AllWorkVsAllPlay: Max vs Doom. While Max is almost always serious regarding his advices and tutorial also being cordial to his guests, Doom is solely there to throw random quips and goof around.
** Doom vs [[spoiler:Wesker]]. One is a lazy freeloader who enjoys being a dead weight, the other does house chores, is surprisingly helpful and pays the rent.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In-Universe. Imagine [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] changed his interest from answering emails to ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'' and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ponies]], and replaced his boxing gloves with Finger Lasers. That's basically this version of Doom.
* AreWeThereYet: Deadpool does this to Taskmaster in the latter's arc. [[DisproportionateRetribution Taskmaster shoots him to shut him up.]] [[GoodThingYouCanHeal It's a good thing Deadpool can heal himself.]]
* AtomicFBomb: [[CurseCutShort Though it's cut short]], Doom drops this when [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] 1ups him when they're comparing their credentials.
* AudienceSurrogate: Doom says what's pretty much on every fanboy's mind during the Deadpool video at the start:
--> '''Max:''' Chill out, man.
--> '''Doom:''' You chill out! It's Deadpool! This episode's gonna be awesome!
--> '''Deadpool:''' Damn right it is!
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Wesker, twice. Once after Doom uses his level 3 hyper on him during their fight, and again when he relives the ending to Resident Evil 5. Complete with missle to the face.]] [[UnexplainedRecovery It's never mentioned how he survived these events]], but {{Rule of Funny}} applies.
** [[spoiler: Max, after Deadpool shots him dead. Doom uses his RealityWarper powers to undo it by changing the result of the pool that made Deadpool kill him]].
* BadassAdorable: Amaterasu, Shinto Sun Goddess, Mother of Creation, and Hiryu's summon, is a Pomeranian (portrayed by Max's pet dog Benny Button, who is trained by Max's wife Jessica, who herself portrays a fourth park extra and does additional camera work).
* BalefulPolymorph: In the second episode of ''Assist Me! Killer Instinct'', Max is forced by Ultratech to make a lycanthropy serum based on his dog's blood. [[spoiler:Doom drinks said potion, turning him into Benny, dressed as Sabrewulf.]]
* BareHandedBladeBlock: Doom does this against Taskmaster and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome it's followed not long after by the Finger Lasers.]]
* BigBad: Each Season has one.
** '''Season 1:''' Albert Wesker.
** '''Ultimate Assist Me:''' Galactus.
** '''Season 2:''' [[spoiler:Taskmaster, being the responsible for the zombie outbreak]].
** '''Retro Assist Me:''' [[spoiler:Captain Commando]].
*** [[spoiler:BiggerBad]]: [[spoiler:Mega Man from Street Fighter X Tekken]].
** '''Final Season:''' [[spoiler:Still unknown]].
* BashBrothers: Doom and Max, mostly.
** Doom and [[spoiler:Wesker]] in the Season 2 Finale.
* BigDamnHeroes: In Deadpool's episode, [[spoiler:'''Wesker''' does it ''while imprisoned in the TV'' by tricking him into using his teleporting belt a third time and making it explode]].
* BigNo:
** Wesker, in Part 3 of his first arc, when Max inputs the command for Doom's Finger Lasers.
*** Again, when Nemesis mistakes him to be a S.T.A.R.S. agent (blame Doom) and proceeds to destroy him.
** Galactus, in the ''Ultimate Assist Me'' finale, when Max beats him.
** Doom also carries this out in Doom vs Star Wars when he finds out that in order to escape his dreamworld, he has to become a Jedi Master through playing Star Wars Kinect.
** In Retro Assist Me!, Doom does this after finding out that [[spoiler: in the alternate timeline they are stuck in, Captain Commando has arrested and detained Strider and has married high-school sweetheart, X-23.]]
* BigOMG:
** Max, ''Retro Assist Me'' Part 3, after Doom [[spoiler:confesses to convincing Wesker to pursue a life as a cop]].
** X-23, when she, Doom, and Wesker run into a hooker.
* BigWhat: Doom, whenever anyone else calls him out or stares at him because of his shenanigans.
** Max delivers a poignant one to Doom once he learns what Doom did in the past in ''Retro Assist Me!''
** He pulls another one during the ''AssistMe'' panel when he's informed [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]] (His favorite pony) is in ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'', contrary to what he was told by Max. Needless to say, Doom immediately gets mad at him.
* [[BillBillJunkBill Bills… bills… tax paycheck… ads… bunch of garbage.]]: In ''Ultimate Assist Me'' Part 4, ushered by Doom. Then Max brings up [[OhCrap the court order]]. Cue a BigWhat from Doom.
* BloodlessCarnage: When Deadpool [[spoiler:shoots Max]], there is absolutely no blood.
* BoastfulRap: Wesker vs. Doom, a passable parody of WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory.
* BookEnds: The first line from Doom starting in his ''Assist Me'' is asking Max if he can spend the night. This is his last line at the end of Wesker's ''Assist Me''.
** In the ''Ultimate Assist Me'' series, the first and last episodes start the same way: Max/Doom is talking with someone on their cell phone about Ultimate, and the conversation ends with them finding someone on the couch eating something of theirs. (Doom eating Max's sandwich and Rocket Raccoon eating chips, respectively.)
** Also, one of the first thing Max asks Doom in ''Ultimate Assist Me'' is if he wants to go first to five in VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3. At the end of the six episodes, [[spoiler:when the cursed game disappears because Max beat Galactus along with the insanity]], Max asks him again.
* BootstrappedTheme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRT6JUzI4jU Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Menu]] is a recurring music whenever the Assist Me logo shows up.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: In ''Ultimate Assist Me'' Part 4, Doom is summoned to court to answer for charges of fraud, espionage, and crimes against humanity.
-->'''Doom''': "[[BigWhat WHAT?!]] Humanity belongs to [[PresidentEvil Doom]]! It is mine to do with it as I wish!"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The series varies wildly on whether Max knows he's in a series of videos or not with the camera crew making frequent appearances.
** Par for the course, Deadpool does it to the extremes, asking the audience to vote on whether or not he should kill Max or if M.O.D.O.K.'s arms are from a GIJoe action figure.
** In Wesker's ''Assist Me'', he shoots a member of Max's lighting crew. It's [[NoFourthWall all over the place]] when Max does an episode with [[{{Deadpool}} the Merc With the Mouth]].
** Doom calls Rocket Raccoon a puppet--[[AsideGlance he and Max look at the screen]]--for Galactus. Due to the character's diminutive size he actually is played using a hand puppet voiced by the same man who does Wesker, as shown in the outtakes.
** In part 2 featuring [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]], the mutant tells Doom that his innermost desire is [[DirtyOldMan to see her and X-23 naked]]. Cue a cut from the crew that shoots the series psyched that they're about to shoot a naked chick scene only for Max to reveal he cut that part out [[{{NSFW}} for good reasons]].
* BrickJoke: Multiple ones, one example has the first part show up at the end of the Wesker Vs. Doom rap battle & the second part at the end of the ''Ultimate Assist Me'' video for {{VisualNovel/Phoenix Wright|AceAttorney}}.
** Doom's reaction to Max's much better drawing of Strider Hiryu is to throw the sketchbook through the window. [[spoiler:Doom ends up finding it again in Deadpool's Episode while he's mourning Max's death]].
** In the rap battle between Doom and Wesker, Wesker raps that he killed VideoGame/MegaMan because [[CutLexLuthorACheck he didn't cut him a check]]. This is referenced when {{Deadpool}} shoots and kills two Mega Man fanboys who want the Blue Bomber in the game.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Wesker utilizes this whenever he activates his [[AprilFoolsDay replaced voiceover]] Level 3.
* [[HandshakeSubstitute Brofist]]: Doom and Hiryu share one.
* ButNowIMustGo: Both Strider Hiryu and Ghost Rider vanish into the sunset at the end of their respective episodes, to Doom's bromantic chagrin.
* CallBack:
** In the EVO 2012 special, Wesker initially blames X-23 for the tattoo on his back, as she once got him drunk and actually took him to a tattoo shop [[spoiler: while he was trapped in Max's television]] following the events of ''Ultimate Assist Me'' Part 3.
** Max [[spoiler:turning into Film/GhostRider in ''Ultimate Assist Me'']] is brought up again in Deadpool's ''Assist Me''.
** [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] saves Doom in court through the use of diplomatic immunity ([[MythologyGag which usually saved Doom in the comics]]). Doom uses this as a technicality when he thinks Chris and his friends have shown up to arrest him for [[NoodleIncident possible statutory rape that may or may not have involved aliens]].
** Doom's line during the Taskmaster fight [[spoiler: when he uses his Level 3]] is the same as one of his [[GagDub replaced voiceovers]] [[spoiler:when using the same move.]]
-->"Now get the [[PrecisionFStrike f***]] out of my house!"
** At the end of ''Retro Assist Me'' Max and Doom teleport onto the couch exactly the way Wesker did back in ''Ultimate Assist Me'' Part 3.
* TheCameo: Notable one in the ''Retro Assist Me'' finale. [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Yoshinori Ono]]'' of all people makes a cameo.]]
* CaptainObvious: Doom originally thinks the ZombieApocalypse is a Halloween gimmick. Max reminds Doom it's the middle of March. Doom begins counting the months and then:
--> '''Doom:''' Max! It's not Halloween!
--> '''Max:''' ''(deadpan)'' I know.
* CarFu: [[spoiler:Used ForMassiveDamage against Captain Commando in ''Retro Assist Me!'']]
* CatchPhrase: '''DA FINGAH LAZEEERRRRZZZZZ!!!'''
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Dante at one point investigates a noise in the bathroom to find [[spoiler: Doom on the toilet, eating Cornbread and Shirachi. Dante returns to Max smelling like Doom's food.]]
* CelebrityResemblance: Max is compared to NicolasCage and [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] on several occasions. Sometimes, it has consequences...
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Doom finds a pair of Wesker's sunglasses in the fridge and hands them to Max. The only thing the gamer can say is "[[ItMakesSenseInContext This isn't a Margarita]]".
* CompensatingForSomething: Max believes that [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker's]] rather luxurious gun collection makes up for his HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood, amongst other things.
* ConfusionFu: Wesker says it's his greatest ally in combat and Max gives information about how to use this in the game.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Doom's "human-sized blender" Hyper Combo. And transporting someone into the TV - wearing a [[Franchise/ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] uniform - to get eviscerated by Nemesis.
* CooldownHug: Doom prevents Bruce Banner from HulkingOut [[spoiler: with a photo of [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Felicia]].]]
* {{Corpsing}}: The majority of the outtakes are result of the actors' inability to keep a straight face in all silliness that happens in the episode.
* CourtroomEpisode: ''Assist Me'' featuring [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] and Iron Fist has [[DrDoom Doom]] on the witness stand for his crimes against humanity. [[spoiler:Phoenix saves him through the use of diplomatic immunity and then foots Doom the bill]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Strider hands down Deadpool's ass in a shiny silver plate during their fight in the Taskmaster episode]].
** Wesker hands down a pretty sound beatdown against [[spoiler:Taskmaster]], but once he learns Wesker's tricks the tables turn and Wesker sees himself on the receiving end.
* CurseCutShort: At the beginning of Nemesis episode after [[spoiler:Wesker comes back from the dead. ''Again''.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Wesker:]]''' I have no place to stay and you're the only ''(cringing his teeth)'' "friends" I have.
-->'''Doom:''' Friends?! What the f--
** Doom at the end of Ultimate Assist Me featuring [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]] and Iron Fist for charging him $52,000 in lawyer fees.
---> '''Doom:''' That double crossing '''son of a--'''
** Happens again with Rocket Raccoon:
---> '''Doom:''' Doom is insinuating that you have a hand up your A--
---> (later)
---> '''Rocket:''' You outta go on a diet, you fat piece of shi-- *disappears*
* CutenessProximity: X-23 upon seeing [[{{Okami}} Amaterasu]].
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Wesker gives a line during his rap battle with Doom about how he killed Mega Man because he didn't do this for him.
* DealWithTheDevil: Doom makes a deal with Dormammu to get an early copy of ''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3''. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:he pays him with [[Film/StreetFighter Bison]] dollars which causes Dormammu to wipe Hiryu's mind clean in retaliation.]]
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: In addition to the above Bison dollar payout to Dormammu, Doom scams [[spoiler:Thanos for [[ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet the Infinity Gauntlet]] by giving [[RedBaron the Mad Titan]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken some Cross Gauge and Defense Gems]]]].
-->'''Doom''': [[spoiler:[[TemptingFate It'll take him weeks to figure out those Gems are useless for him!]]]]
* DiplomaticImpunity: Doom uses this back and forth whenever things go south for him and someone threatens to turn him in. [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright managed to get Doctor Doom acquitted out of the court charges by pointing out that Doom was not a US citizen as the monarch of Latveria.]]
* DeathGlare: Doom dishes one in the short "Lawsuit is Magic" when Wesker and Max makes fun of it being cancelled. Finger Laser ensues.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When Doom throws an unfortunate YourMom joke to Vergil, Max promptly sends him to try fix it, as Doom tries to excuse himself ([[{{Jerkass}} rather poorly]]) Vergil gets progressively angrier up to the point he's ready to draw the Yamato and slice Doom in two.
* DirtyMindReading: According to Phoenix, Doom's inner most desire is to [[AllMenArePerverts see her and X-23 naked.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Wesker's relentless assault on Nemesis in his week of Ultimate Assist Me:
--> '''Wesker:''' This is what you get, Nemesis, for damaging my five-hundred dollar sunglasses. '''THEY'RE ITALIAN!'''
* DoubleEntendre: "You tried to show X-23 your 'Hidden Missile'?"
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: At the very beginning of the 3 vs 3 in the Taskmaster episode, [[spoiler: M.O.D.O.K. is immediately offed with a head-shot, courtesy of Wesker.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: He takes to the bottle again after finding out that [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 he has a son.]]
--> '''Doom''': You're a real asshole when you're drunk.
--> '''Wesker''': ''You're'' a real asshole when you're ''sober.''
* EpicFail: In the Season 2 finale, Deadpool shoots at Hiryu with his [=MP7=] at '''''point blank range''''', but ends up completely missing him and hitting [[ButtMonkey M.O.D.O.K.]] instead because [[spoiler: [[WrongGenreSavvy he thought Hiryu would dodge and thus, shot around him.]]]]
** And earlier, Doom's ultimate secret attack, ''[[spoiler:a net]]'', fails to do anything other than waste time against Taskmaster.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: This looks like how ''Assist Me'' featuring Deadpool is going to end, but it is [[MoodWhiplash quickly subverted]].
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: A continuing subplot of the skits, which culminates in the two-part Chris Redfield episode. The natural consequence of keeping people like [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker and Jill]] around, really.
* FanDisservice: Doom trying to show Max and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] his [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Cutie Mark]]. Thankfully Max stops him.
* FirstNameBasis:
** With the exception of the rap battle, [[LastNameBasis Wesker]] always calls Doom "Victor," and in the EVO 2012 special, he calls X-23 "Laura." Doom occasionally responds in kind with "Albert."
*** Past!Wesker from ''Retro Assist Me'' once calls Hiryu by his name, as opposed to most characters (apart from Hiryu himself)—and indeed, many players—who call him by [[IAmNotShazam his title]].
*** Doom lampshades this in the ''Retro Assist Me'' finale by introducing himself to Past!Wesker as "Victor."
** Doom starts calling X-23 "Laura" himself upon her insistence in Season 1, and calls Deadpool, Phoenix, and Taskmaster "Wade," "Jean," and "[[NamesTheSame Tony]]," respectively, at least once each in Season 2, and when trying to calm Phoenix down after [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark Phoenix]] emerges, he mentions [[TheMentor Professor X]], [[LoveTriangle Wolverine, and Cyclops]] as "Charles," "[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Logan]]," and "Scott," respectively.
* ForeignCussWord: ''"[[GratuitousSpanish ¡Mierda!]]"'' by Doom in the ''Retro Assist Me'' finale.
* FramingDevice: The entirety of the comedy series is one for Maximilian's character tutorials, which have their roots in his previous series "''Marvel vs. Capcom 3: The Online Warrior''". With the expansion of episodes to two or even three parts, though, the storytelling device has begun to outstrip the gameplay for more of a straight {{Dramedy}} feel.
* FunnyAnimal: Rocket Raccoon, who appears as a foul-mouthed puppet. Given what he's like in the comics, [[ShownTheirWork that's not too far off]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Max is concentrating on beating Galactus at the end of ''Ultimate Assist Me'', Doom is having a battle with Rocket Raccoon.
* GenreSavvy: When Doom and Deadpool start getting up in each other's grills, Max recognizes that a rap battle's about to ensue and stops it before it happens.
* GeniusDitz: [[spoiler: When Max explains that meeting himself in the past [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt would unravel]] [[TimeCrash the space-time continuum]], Doom manages to explain that [[NeverTheSelvesShallMeet his past self would actually be sent to 2012 while Max is in 1997 and that as soon as Max returns to his time, his past self would return as well]].]] He ''is'' '''Doctor''' Doom, after all.
* GoKartingWithBowser: The entire series. Everyone who's '''in''' ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' seems to know vaguely how to play it; characters will often break off impending duels to listen to Max talk about cross-ups.
* GoshDangItToHeck: There's surprisingly low count on swearing words (at least in the main episodes) and even the ones that are there normally are [[SoundEffectBleep censored]].
* GroinAttack: Doom advises everyone to aim directly at the genitals ForMassiveDamage.
** Chris punches his friend in the dick for suggesting RuleThirtyFour between [[SiblingIncest him and Claire]]
* HammerSpace: Doom's hood can hold an improbable amount of video games and bottles of alcohol. Even Doom gets confused.
* HandBlast: Doom's '''FINGER LASERS'''. Threatened at every opportunity.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Doom and Hiryu, as they were in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''. Just watch Doom's reaction when Hiryu enters the house in Ultimate Assist Me.
-->'''Doom''': [[SayMyName STRIIIIIII]][[IAmNotShazam DEEEEEEERRRR!!!!!]]
* HilariousOuttakes: Comes some time after each episode. They generally tend to be funnier than the episode itself. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7MUgWHZOf0 See]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0pfC1UgHug&feature=relmfu for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAC_wrdiZGo&feature=relmfu yourself.]]
** '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFrmnFGcZyM ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNODOG]]'''
* HopelessSuitor: Doom for X-23.
* HypocriticalHumor: During Jill's episode, Max, Wesker, and Doom talk about how bad it would have been if Jill was represented like she was in the original Franchise/ResidentEvil games, with their "terrible look-alike performers, horrible acting, and incredibly cheesy voice-overs". [[BreakingTheFourthWall Then they realize what show they're on right now.]] Doubles as {{Self-Deprecation}}.
** Doom calling Deadpool ''disfigured'' out of all things.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Doom has his finger lasers, Wesker his gun, Hiryu his bladed tonfa. Max? His ''arcade stick''.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Upon the news that Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (and Marvel games in general up to their buyout by Disney) were getting removed everywhere, Doom got so depressed that he told Wrestling/BookerT that he wished that he were never in Marvel games. [[spoiler:He finds out that without him Marvel games, his best buddy Strider got beat really bad, Capcom folded and Max became an Otaku who likes anime fighters.]] Doom very quickly wished to go back to normal.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Most Assist Me sections start off with the theme of the respective character being analyzed. Max's regular video series "''Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: The Online Warrior''" uses [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Nova's theme]] as a close out track.
* TheManBehindTheMan: In Phoenix's Assist Me, Max, Doom, Strider and [[spoiler:Wesker]] discover there are greater supervillains out to get Max than just Wesker.
** It is heavily implied in ''Retro Assist Me'' that, [[spoiler:''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''!VideoGame/MegaMan is one of them.]]
* InsistentTerminology: Remember, it's '''DOCTOR''' Doom, he didn't take this title because he thought it sounded cool.
** If she's alive it's a call girl. If she's dead it's a hooker.
* IronicEcho: When trying Doom's [[BlandNameProduct Doomequis]], Max and Deadpool both say it tastes "like raw-ass butt". At the end of the tutorial [[spoiler:where Deadpool's teleport belt explodes and Max has cuts and scrapes all over him. Doom [[{{Squick}} swipes his finger on Max's cheek thinking it]]'s [[TradeMarkFavoriteFood yogurt]] and says it tastes exactly the same as they thought of his Doomequis.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Done in Assist Me featuring [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Chris]] when Max busts out some Modern Warfare gear and Doom asks why he never bothered to use it before during Assist Me for [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] and the incident with {{Deadpool}}.
* LargeHam: '''[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Wesker]]''' and '''[[DoctorDoom Doom]]''' are the main offenders.
* {{Meganekko}}: The sushi hostess and the female Captain Commando {{Otaku}} in ''Retro Assist Me'' Part 2, both portrayed by Lyndsey Addison.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: Doom to Wesker during the EVO Assist Me when [[InsistentTerminology the hooker]] implies that they [[FoeYay got it on]] the night before.
* LiteralAssKicking: '''FOOT DIVE!'''
* LukeIAmYourFather: Subverted. Doom does this to screw with Max, complete with [[DramaQueen acting like he's dying]] after defeating Wesker.
* MindRape: Phoenix finds herself on the receiving end of this while investigating the conspiracy against Max and Doom.
-->'''Doom''': "Anybody who can mind-[[PrecisionFStrike f***]] Phoenix is ''[[AGodAmI not]]'' somebody you wanna mess with!"
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Played straight in the first half of ''Retro Assist Me'' as [[GeniusDitz Doom]] explains to Max. [[spoiler:However this is disturbingly averted in Part 3 of the same miniseries when [[TimeCrash the unraveling of the space-time continuum]] causes Max to run into himself.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Max''']]: [[spoiler:Oh my god, it's [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger.]]]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Redneck!Max''']]: [[spoiler:Good lord, it's NicolasCage.]]
* {{Nice Job Breaking It|Hero}}, [[InvertedTrope Villain]]: [[spoiler: Way to go, Doom, you just ''had'' to convince Wesker to pursue a life as a cop, [[TimeCrash unwittingly disrupting the space-time continuum as a result]].]]
--> '''Max''': You did '''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]'''
--> '''Doom''': [[spoiler:Whoa, hey, look, Doom though he was doing the world a favor! Doom's a pretty generous guy, ya know?!]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: After Wesker's first defeat, this is how Max and Doom realize that Wesker's still at large.
* NightmareFace: Implied to be the case with Thanos.
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Taskmaster's appearance is based off of his DLC costume, rather than the mainstream Earth-616 looks of the other Marvel characters.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: In ''Retro Assist Me!'' after coming back from the past Max and Doom find that Thanos is waiting for them [[spoiler:but he is acting incredibly friendly and generally nice towards Doom and Max saying to "give them a phone call" when they're done with the infinity gauntlet]]. This becomes subverted in-universe as Max and Doom treat this as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight, but then Max notices [[spoiler:that Captain Commando is suddenly popular]] and [[DoubleSubversion now he realizes that he and Doom screwed up reality]].
* OhCrap:
** In Deadpool's episode when Doom and Max realize there's a grenade in the room.
** When Phoenix says "I can't control it!", Doom and Max's faces say it all.
** Also, Taskmaster's reaction when he learns too late that [[spoiler: Doom, Wesker, and Hiryu have him beat]].
** Doom actually says this in ''Retro Assist Me!'' Part 3, after realizing that ''[[spoiler: the Time Gem on his person has stopped working altogether.]]''
** Wesker and [[spoiler:Captain Commando]] faces prior to getting their jaws dislocated by an Arcade Stick.
** [[spoiler: Captain Commando]] once he realizes the timeline has been fixed and he's down to bottom tier again by breaking his fingers punching Max [[spoiler:who was actually "wearing" his arcade stick as an armor]]. He gets one even bigger soon after [[spoiler:when Wesker decides to run him over with a car]].
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Max's new employer at Ultratech. His only orders were to observe Jago and Sabrewulf and discover their techniques and to make a lycathropy serum, but doesn't really try to help Max in that regard.
* [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou The Only One Allowed to Kill You]]: Invoked by Wesker to Doom as they and Hiryu face off against Taskmaster, Deadpool, and M.O.D.O.K..
* OnlySaneMan: Max plays this role to most of the supporting cast, with the exception of Ammy.
* PainfulTransformation: Judging by all the screaming and writhing, turning into [[spoiler:Ghost Rider]] wasn't a pleasant affair.
-->'''Max (whose face is bright red)''': I can't feel my face.
* PalsWithJesus: Max has DoctorDoom for a roommate and later Phoenix for a short while. [[spoiler:Wesker becomes the third roomate after the events with Deadpool]].
* PaperThinDisguise: In order to save Past!Hiryu from Past!Wesker, Doom borrows $50 from Max and comes back with a sombrero and a very fake mustache. Since this scene was in 1998, before Wesker met Max or Doom in the present, he doesn't recognize it as Doom.
* PassThePopcorn: Doom when Max and Wesker duke it out during ''Assist Me''.
* PetTheDog: While X-23 is quite HotBlooded and not above threatening Max and Doom with her claws, [[NotGoodWithPeople she's one of the few characters who can pet Ammy without getting murdered]].
* PokeThePoodle:
** Pretty much any time Doom tries to be evil.
** After Thanos is beaten by Max in the ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' tournament he threatens to track Max down and kick him in the nuts. Avoids DisproportionateRetribution but a bit weak coming from "the Mad Titan." Then again, given the circumstances…
*** The actual line was threatening to kick Max in the nuts "FOREVER!" as punishment for beating Thanos with [[GameBreaker an infinite]].
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: Season 1 had Wesker who, though not all that polite, was eloquent and smooth-spoken against a Doom who was prone to crude and rude remarks.
* PowerEchoes: Phoenix when she goes Dark Phoenix on Max and Doom.
* PowerIncontinence: Doom's RealityWarping finger snap isn't entirely under his control and the only thing it can consistently do is get Doom a drink [[INeedAFreakingDrink when he needs it most.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: Doom twice in a rather badass fashion. [[spoiler:Both times using his Level 3 Hyper Combo to finish Wesker and Taskmaster]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Max [[spoiler: when breaking Wesker's jaw with an arcade stick.]]
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Max wrote his old condominium home out of the script was due to complaints from neighbors about the noise, among other things.
* RecordNeedleScratch: A few times in ''Assist Me'', most notably when Vergil decides [[HumansAreBastards he's still not going to give humanity another chance]].
* ResetButton: [[spoiler:After Max is killed by Deadpool, Doom resets time to change the poll results and save him.]]
* TheRival: Wesker and Doom torment each other in every appearance.
* RuleOfFunny: This is how the scripted segments often run with regards to ''Assist Me''.
* RunningGag: In the first 3 ''Assist Me'' episodes, Max's dog, Amaterasu, bites anyone who comes near her. [[spoiler:Except X-23.]]
** Doom still owes Max twenty dollars.
** Max's resemblance to NicolasCage is lampshaded in almost every episode.
** Doom being remembered how much of a freeloader he is.
* SayMyName: In the Chris Redfield episode.
--> '''Chris''': WESKER!
--> '''Wesker''': CHRIS!
--> '''Doom''': [[SkywardScream RICHARDS!!!]]
--> ''(beat)''
--> '''Doom''': Sorry, [[ThirdPersonPerson Doom]] got caught up in the moment.
* SadisticChoice: Parodied in ''Retro Assist Me!''. Max has to choose between hundreds of thousands of lives [[spoiler:that didn't die because Wesker never became a bio terrorist]] or videogames. [[BlatantLies After careful consideration]] Max chooses [[BlackComedy video]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny games]].
** ''Assist Me! Killer Instinct'' gives a second choice between either getting a really high-paying desk job at Ultratech [[spoiler:and killing a puppified Doom]] or staying broke with Doom. He pretty blatantly quits, despite his boss' insistence that it would be a bad idea. [[spoiler:He still ditches Doom though.]]
* SecretHandshake: Doom and Max have one called the Doom Fist.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The ''Retro Assist Me!'' episodes have Max and Doom go back to 1997 to help Max win a ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' tournament and get his fighting game skills back.
** [[spoiler: However, their actions in the past (especially Doom recommending that Wesker stay in the police force) create an alternate 2012 where [[KnightTemplar Captain Commando]] runs the world like a police state and outlaws all villains. [[WeWantOurJerkBack For the sake of bringing back the Wesker they know]], they have to go back in time to reset the timeline.]]
* ShoutOut:
** Wesker's shades are Italian and [[Film/MortalKombat cost 500$]], messing with them is also one of his [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]].
** In ''Assist Me'' featuring X-23 she calls Doom [[MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] in the green tunic.
** Doom says that he is [[Franchise/StarWars Han Solo and Wesker is his Wookie bitch]].
** Doom and Wesker's rap battle mentions Film/TheMatrix.
** Doom cracks a joke comparing [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Rocket Raccoon]] to StarFox. The rodent sarcastically calls that "[[NeverHeardThatOneBefore real original]]" and asks if he wants to make a Disney/{{Pocahontas}} joke next.
** Doom says not to make sudden movements during the ZombieApocalypse because their visual acuity is based on movement. Even Max knows this is from ''Franchise/JurassicPark''.
** Doom pays his DealWithTheDevil and also tries to bribe Ghost Rider in [[Film/StreetFighter Bison Dollars]], Max remarks it's not even worth the paper it's printed.
** [[FanDisservice Doom attempts to show]] Max and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] his [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Cutie Mark]]
** In ''Retro Assist Me'', Max brings up ComicBook/IronMan's alcoholism.
** As well as a TakeThat against {{VideoGame/DmC Devil May Cry}}, [=DmC=] Dante and Doom say word for word the conversation between Dante and Poison, respectively.
* ShownTheirWork: Max knows a lot about the fighting community and how to play fighting games. He would also never be able to do those character breakdowns if he didn't do his research first.
** When it came to doing Phoenix Wright's Assist Me, they brought in pro commentator [=UltraDavid=], who is a real-life lawyer.
** Portraying Rocket Raccoon as foul-mouthed and a bit of a jerk is not too far from his comic incarnation.
** He also manages to show an interesting example of Taskmaster's skills at work by [[spoiler:copying Wesker's teleport. To those unfamiliar with ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', it may seem absurd, but in reality, what looks like teleporting is actually Wesker moving very fast.]]
* SitcomArchNemesis: Doom hates [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] and was once charged for putting a flaming bag of dog poop on the Richards' front doorstep.
** Don't forget about the time Doom called him just to laugh about [[DudeNotFunny the Human Torch's death]].
* [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Web-Series]]: Max has stated that Dante has the least likely possibility of appearing (despite being one of the most requested characters) due to issues stemming from Dante's very large moveset and finding the right actor to play Dante.
** [[spoiler: Averted with the final season. Dante is the first character mentioned.]]
* SkewedPriorities: Max funnily enough.
--> [[spoiler: '''Jill''']]: Victor, Max, we have to focus. Wesker's planning on blowing away the entire West Coast with Oroboros.
--> '''Max''': The entire West Coast? Some of the best ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' players are on the west cost. My favorite Arcade is on the West Coast! ''({{beat}})'' And my house.
** [[spoiler: From ''Retro Assist Me!'' Part 3]]
-->'''Max''': We gotta consider something. What's more important: the millions of people affected by Wesker's actions, or video games? ''({{beat}})'' Video games!
* SmallNameBigEgo: Doctor Doom himself; while he really ''ought'' to be a big name, given that he owns a country and represents a constant threat to world peace, he mostly comes off as a posturing blowhard with no social life outside Max's apartment.
* {{Squick}}: In-universe example: In the ''EVO Special Assist Me'' when the call girl starts relating how, erm, close Doom and Wesker got close to each other while drunk, their faces says it all.
** Dante decides to not wear any clothes at one point. As he walks out to get his clothes from the washer, Doom gets visibly repulsed.
* StunnedSilence: Max and Doom's reaction to [[spoiler: Doom's simple bread and butter combo doing 1,264,600 damage on level 1 X-factor.]]
* StupidestThingIveEverHeard: When Max comments on Taskmaster's special ability Doom simply replies with an annoyed "That's the dumbest superpower Doom's ever heard of."
* SuitUpOfDestiny: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBYY4sK-RA4&feature=g-u-u Wesker does a particularly badass one in one of the trailers.]]
** In the first trailer for the 2012 edition of the [=ReveLAtions=] video game tournament series, [[http://youtu.be/5hKPyuXEXwA?t=1m Doom has his moment.]]
* TakeThatUs: During ''Assist Me'' featuring Jill, there is commentary about how horrible the original ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' was, with terrible lookalike performers, horrible actors, and extremely cheesy voiceovers. [[AsideGlance The group then slowly turn their heads to stare straight ahead at the camera]].
* TalkingAnimal: Rocket Raccoon, as in ''[=MvC3=]''. Ammy (played by Max's Pomeranian, Benny Button, wearing a cardboard prop) is usually the silent sort, but pipes up on occasion. Her barks are subtitled in English. [[spoiler:Also, when Doom turns into a dog (Again played by Benny), he is still able to talk.]]
* TalkingToHimself: And this is despite the fact that anyone who plays a character has to be in costume.
** Mike Young as both Wesker and Rocket Raccoon in the [[ChristmasEpisode Holiday Special.]]
** Again, Mike Young as both Wesker and Deadpool in "Assist Me Deadpool".
** Also, Matthew Simmons as Doom and M.O.D.O.K. in the Season 2 finale.
* TeleportersAndTransporters / TeleportSpam: The practicality of this with any character that has a teleport ability is discussed by Max during his vids.
** Wesker learned this on his own apparently, but seems to be unable to do it without drawing his gun. It can be done, but [[TakeThat n00bs don't know how]]. When Max [[LampshadeHanging calls him on this]] Wesker threatens if Max wants to feel how hard Wesker can punch.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Wesker during his battle with Doom at the end of ''Assist Me'' featuring Wesker.
** During Assist Me featuring [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] one of the crew members takes off his glasses when Max reveals they're not shooting a scene with Phoenix and X-23 naked and gets all up in Max's grill
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Doom in the first Season. By ''Ultimate Assist Me'', Doom is officially Max's roommate.
* TheWikiRule: Right [[http://assistme.wikia.com/wiki/Assist_Me!_Wiki here]].
* ThinkOfTheChildren: Doom often brings up the children of Latveria when he's looking for sympathy.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Deadpool's expression just as his [[MythologyGag teleport belt is about to go boom]]. Also, considering [[spoiler:Wesker tricked him into setting it off]], his expression also has a sense of "I cannot believe I just fell for that".
* ThirdPersonPerson: Doom, as usual.
* TitleDrop:
** In the Season 2 Finale.
--->'''[[spoiler:Wesker]]''': [[FirstNameBasis Victor]], ASSIST ME!
** There's also one in the premier episode of the Retro Assist Me StoryArc.
--->'''Wesker (interpreting Doom's Latverian handwriting on a note for Max)''': Dear Max, went to the Puente Hills Mall. Meet Doom there at 1:15 p.m.. Doom has made a major breakthrough and will need you to assist me. Remember, Puente Hills Mall, 1:15 p.m.
* TransparentCloset: Chris Redfield and his fellow B.S.A.A. agents.
* TrashTalk: DoctorDoom does a lot of this. Starting from when he beats Max in ''Assist Me'' to coming in during Max's games, owning the other team, and giving out insults. Max actually warns Doom about doing this too much.
--> '''Max:''' Uh, Doom you better be careful; [[NoodleIncident remember what happened to your pony collection]]?
* UnstoppableRage: Doom when he found out that ''VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic'' got cancelled. Max and Wesker laughing about it definitely didn't help either.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Max and Doom. Doom occasionally mocks and look down on Max even though he's staying in his home (also stealing his yogurt and beer) for free and owes him twenty bucks, Max copes with it somehow but also reminds him who pays the rent. Together they've taken down Wesker, Galactus, and [[spoiler:Captain Commando]].
** Doom and [[spoiler:Wesker]] eventually. Even though they are always at each other's throats and mocks each other's costumes and mannerism they end up working well as a team covering their backs during the final battle of Season 2.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Wesker during the first part of the EVO special, complete with the words [[CharacterTiers "God Tier"]] tattooed onto his back. Doom on the other hand was a walking pantless scene.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Are the Finger Lasers]]: Apparently this is the only thing Doom is capable of doing under extreme pressure. As such, he will use it to fight anything. Including [[WhatAnIdiot fires]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: After [[spoiler:shooting Max]], Deadpool says he's [[CallBack gonna turn into]] Film/GhostRider [[ActorAllusion because he looks like]] NicolasCage. Doom tells him Max looks more like [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroger]]. Deadpool's expression and tone has the word "Oops" written all over it.
** In ''Retro Assist Me'' Max tells Doom he can't exist in the same place twice, but Doom tells him he's wrong and goes into a whole sophisticated explanation about the time-space continuum theory.
--> '''Max:''' How do you know that?
--> '''Doom:''' Uhhh, hello? ''Doctor'' Doom! How do you keep forgetting this?
*** [[spoiler: It's ultimately subverted and [[GenreSavvy reversed]] when Max does wind up in the same place twice in part 3 and considering [[{{Cosplay}} how the series is run]] it's really a case of movie magic]].
* YourMom:
** Doom uses one against Vergil in ''Ultimate Assist Me'' Part 5, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas much to the half-demon's offense]].
--->'''Vergil''': "My mother is [[DeathByOriginStory dead!]] Disfigured half-wit…"
* ZombieApocalypse: Features prominently in Chris's ''Assist Me''.