Knock knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you going to let me in? This is [[ A Really Bad Joke.]] It's also Maduin the Jester's blog following him as he battles the [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] as only he can: with pranks.

Maduin is a CrazyAwesome TricksterMentor who has dared to get up close and personal to everyone's favorite HumanoidAbomination time and again for the expressed purpose of playing practical jokes on him, theorizing that humor can be a powerful weapon against him. Each update to the blog comes with twisted glee that readers can sense from it's author as he prepares a new method of pulling an Ashton Kutcher on Slendy.

Maduin is one of the individuals the title ''Sage'' was passed onto when [[Blog/WhiteElephants Robert]] went into hiding, [[Blog/AnomalousData Jay]] perished, and [[Blog/{{Testing123}} Shaun]] was retitled ''Guide''. Later Maduin took up the title ''Jester'', instead, when Redlight came into the picture and attempted to discredit Robert, which caused the Role and Title System to fall from favor.

Maduin has sadly passed on, but you can read how [[ here]] and [[ here]]

[[spoiler: Sopia's apparently taken over the blog in the time since, posting images on April Fools Day each year. [[ 2015]], [[ 2016]].]]
!!Tropes associated with ''A Really Bad Joke'':

* BigDamnHeroes: Maduin getting ganged up on by proxies and Slendy?! Adrian to the rescue!
* BlackAndGrayMorality: From the very first post, Maduin makes it clear that he's going to do things that will get him some hate, and he does. In fact, he takes a play right out of [[Blog/AnomalousData Jay's]] playbook and deliberately introduces people to Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos and then studies how they cope.
* TheBlank: If you don't know by now, we're not telling.
** [[spoiler: Maduin himself under his CoolMask is now either this or LosingYourHead. The [[ picture]] is a little hard to tell by.]]
* CoolMask / CoatHatMask: Maduin wears a rabbit mask while performing his "pranks", and in [[ this post]], he is seen wearing a giant trenchcoat. May overlap with BadassLongcoat.
* EmotionEater: What Maduin theorizes the Slender Man to be: a being that thrives on negativity generated by humans. He doesn't think positivity hurts Him, but does limit him, which is why Maduin uses humor and good cheer as weaponry.
** In support of this, the person who he introduced to the Mythos via NightmareRetardant got over it easily, while both the others have seen Slendy and had stretches of LaserGuidedAmnesia.
* EnemyMine: Adrian, the same guy who called "WhatTheHellHero" on Maduin, is now cooperating with him to end the nightmare. Crosses over with TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, because Adrian wants to keep Maduin alive to beat the crap out of him once Slender Man is defeated.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: He loses the bunny mask at one point and this is treated a Level Red crisis. He gets better. He loses it a second time and reacts similarly, if not worse. [[spoiler: He doesn't get better.]]
* GenreBlindness: Adrian. He's still under the delusion that he and Maduin can survive the war Slendy is waging on humanity.
* {{Heroes}}: What Maduin thinks we need, but not one to die in the process of defeating Slendy, but to conquer and live.
* HotBlooded: Maduin's new sidekick, Adrian.
* HumanoidAbomination: See ''The Blank''.
** [[spoiler: Maduin himself now qualifies; as Sopia's two April [[ Fools]] [[ Day]] pictures show.]]
* KickTheDog: like Jay before him, he's intentionally introduced people to Slender Man knowing what would happen. To his credit, he is no where near as cold about it as Jay was.
* TheNicknamer: Maduin uses ''lots'' of nicknames for our EldritchAbomination friend, especially "TPF" ("Tall, Pale, and Faceless").
* MeaningfulName: 'Maduin' sounds an awful lot like both '[[AwfulTruth mad one]]' and '[[CrazyAwesome mad win]]'.
* NoodleImplements: On recreating Prank #4, which he lost in a Proxy attack:
-->Since the Christmas/Solstice season is over I'm gonna abandon the miniature Christmas tree in favour of a pineapple, also I'll require some thick wire (as in wire-fence thick wire, not ethernet thick wire) some colorful rags and maybe a few sparklers. Anybody who is going to ask what I intend to do with this, as Adrian has, doesn't understand that there's only so many things you can do with a pineapple and wire.
* RuleOfThree: Both Invoked and Lampshaded [[ here]].
* RunningGag: He never quite gets a chance to use #4, as it keeps getting stolen or destroyed.
* ShoutOut: [[ Credens]] [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica iustitiam.]]
** [[spoiler: As of April Fools Day 2016, the rabbit mask can be confirmed as an Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland reference. As can his ''apparently missing head''.]]
* TricksterMentor: Maduin. All the way. While it is not the readers, the people he's guiding, that he's tricking (or if he is, it hasn't come out yet), but he ''is'' still doing a lot of tricking, nevertheless.
** [[spoiler: Then he gets one of his own, by the name of Sopia.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Maduin, himself, acknowledges that not all of his deeds are of a clean and heroic nature by aptly referring to exposing people to the mythos creating more victims as ''Sinning''.
** Adrian, one of the people Maduin exposed to Slendy also called him out upon reading the blog and finding out what the Trickster was up to.
* YourMindMakesItReal: And Maduin is all about turning that on it's head with pranks!