Funny: Monster Hunter
Throughout the series
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- Some of the weapons you can make:
Scenes of country living pop into mind with an explosive power.
- The weapons that can be made with Nibelsnarf carves. For example: the Soldier's Snarfonica.
- The Nibelsnarf Dual Swords, aka the DEATHSNARFS.
- You can run around carrying a Plesioth's head on a stick for a weapon.
- The Pressurized Plaser's attachments. Take your pick between Plesioth fins (Shield) or Plesioth head (Power Barrel).
- There are Hammers made out of Kut Ku heads, with the beak obviously being the pointy business end. The Yian Garuga hammer is less amusing, but still.
- The Sharq Attack lance. The lance itself is a whole Sharq, while the shield is a "No Swimming" sign.
- The Hyper Vacuum lance, which sounds awesome...until you realize it's just a toilet plunger.
- The Frozen Speartuna great sword. That's right, you can hack off monster tails with frozen seafood.
- The Ragdoll series of bowguns. You're essentially shooting monsters to death with plushies. Similar models exist for other weapon types.
- The giant cutlery your character holds while waiting for a meal? Those are a set of Dual Blades. Similarly, one of the Sword and Shield models is a restaurateur-approved meat cleaver.
- One of the hammers you can craft is a giant Chinese wok, complete with a cooked meal stuck on the inside.
- The Corn Gunlance, which comes with a straw hat for a shield and even makes wonky cartoon noises with each move. Amusingly, it's also one of the best Gunlances in the game due to its shelling power. The description is what sells it:
- Another Hammer you can craft is the Large Ham. It doesn't yell out loud or do anything of the sort, though, but it is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Feel a need to rock your socks off? Look no further than the Usurper's Growl, a Zinogre hunting horn that's built like an electric guitar and even sounds like one.
- One would expect the Khezu hunting horn to sound a little creepier. In Unite it does, but by 4U it makes a tune that wouldn't be out of place in a Scooby-Doo cartoon.
- Want to punch monsters in the face, but couldn't even install Frontier for the life of you? Behold the Eisenfaust and its older Hammer cousin, the Ancient Blow. Extreme power, indeed.
- The Jungle Maracas are a set of dual blades that are a pair of maracas. And sound like it too when "swung". They upgrade to Evergreen/Paradise Green which are basically pompoms... that still sound like maracas.
- A bit of Black Comedy, but: When you hit a wild Felyne or Melynx, they go flying and fluttering as if they were on the moon!
- Hit a Felyne or Melynx with a Felvine Bomb, and watch them act completely drunk.
- After a quest is completed, but during the wait time until exiting the map, all participating players are granted damage immunity...but not knockback immunity. Result: Players celebrate by beating the snot out of each other.
- Hunters for Hire are known for occasionally failing quests that, given the number of hunters you assign and their Hunter Ranks, your hired hunters have virtually no chance of failing. For example, there are Hunters for Hire that have failed a quest to hunt a Great Jaggi◊, as well as a quest to deliver honey◊. You're only shown whether the hunting team cleared or failed the quest and their spoils, so let your imagination run wild.
- Successfully cooking a Well-Done Steak results in a "SO TASTY!" sound clip.
- Consuming one of the drinks alongside a dairy item or another drink for your meal results in the "Tipsy" status, in which your character stumbles around and falls over drunkenly.
"That washn't sho bad...hic!"
- The Prance emote◊, complete with Jazz Hands.
- If you pet your Poogie for too long, it will Freak Out and run away.
- MHF2 and Unite has skills, which one of them involves adding the power of thrown things like paintballs and stones, but the name of the skill? "Throwing Up"
- Tri gives us the Qurupeco's ecology. A Qurupeco tries to peacefully munch on some fish in a river, only for a Jaggi to snatch the fish away. The Qurupeco tries again, only to be intercepted by another Jaggi. Upon seeing a third Jaggi, the Qurupeco finally loses its temper and unleashes a roar, scaring the Jaggi away.
- The Phantom Uragaan. It's even funnier with the music
- 3 Ultimate gives us a size comparison of the monsters in Tri. Poor Cha-Cha...
- At the end, when Cha-Cha reunites with the hunter, Felyne, and Melynx, the signature Scare Chord plays and they get chased off the screen by Deviljho.
- The Truth Unmasked, a rather entertaining Call Back to the original Tri's opening.
- The Jaggi fall under the category of being a living CMoF or Too Dumb To Live. Come on, they're dumb enough to piss off a Qurupeco, a Barroth and the Lagiacrus, had you not come along to go after the damn thing.
- How are we introduced to Kayamba? He pokes the weighted tail of a Duramboros, which is easily many times his size. The Duramboros turns around to see what disturbed its slumber, Kayamba turns to face it, and the red "!" pops up over their heads at the same time. Kayamba then runs for his life as the Duramboros charges straight at the camera.
- Cha-Cha's False Felyne Mask in general. The premise of Cha-Cha throwing bombs around sounds funny, but it's a lot funnier in action. (Provided he doesn't hit you too much to anger you, that is.)
- Each of the masks affects the way he speaks in often amusing ways, too. For instance, the Fluffy Mask has him speaking almost like a Quintessential British Gentleman, while the Ancient Mask sees him talking like an old man with back issues.
- Whenever Cha-Cha and Kayamba fight amongst themselves. Unless you really need their help (e.g. a much-needed health recovery), then it's not funny.
- The Nibelsnarf's name is this, due to it sounding non-threatening to some. Its cry has also brought a chuckle to some.
- Its icon is evidently based on what one would see when encountering a Nibelsnarf in the wild. The fact that it's just a giant mouth is eiher terrifying or absolutely hilarious.
- Qurupecos calling in Felynes for backup is hilarious on two fronts: sheer vocal dissonance of a giant bird roaring like a kitten, and the bird completely wasting its chance to kill a hunter through trickery.
- One of 4U's new Felyne Combo Weapons is called the Flying F-Bomb.
- The Caravaneer says this wonderful gem after the hunter insists on getting the old man's hat back by jumping on the Dah'ren Mohran's back.
"Criminy, Hunter, ya got some Duramboros-sized...Well, alright then."
- The Caravaneer posts posters of you around town advertising your services on your behalf. Naturally, you never see the posters, but everybody you talk to reacts in either surprise or disappointment that you don't have Big Ol' Eyebrows.
- The Fishing Machine in 4 allows you to catch, among other things, an entire Plesioth. Which dies upon landing on the wharf. Satisfying too, particularly if you ever had to deal with its infamous disjointed-hitbox hipcheck in previous games.
- Similar to the Truth Unmasked cinematic from 3 Ultimate, the post-credits cinematic for 4U after repelling the Kushala Daora is a hilarious Call Back to the game's intro. Remember those two guys from the intro who tried taking out a Tigrex and got interrupted by a Gore Magala? Or how about the desert hunting party who got caught between a Diablos and a Seregios? Turns out both teams failed their respective quests miserably, but at least they got home alive.
- In 4U, the Guildmarm goes on at length about how she met the man of her dreams while in the mountains, but didn't get the courage to talk to him. After going on about how dreamy he is, she creates a quest for you to meet him and let him know her feelings. The quest? Hunt a Brachydios.
- The intro cutscene to the Meownster Hunter minigame in 4 Ultimate. Your Palicoes take off in a barrel boat...only to launch sky high and get thrown out of the boat, chasing it afterwards.
- In 4 Ultimate, the Street Cook will provide a quip about what your selected food combination is best suited for (for example, he informs you that seafood + grains is good for defense, meat + dairy is good for Gunner offense, etc.) But if your combination is two drinksnote ?
- The entire intro for Zamtrios is pretty funny. After being saved, the Meownster Hunters make really wimpy slaps at the Zamtrios. The Zamtrios replies by forming its spiky ice armor, causing them to run away while making sound effects from The Flintstones.
- The Zamtrios's inflation mode, which to many looks like a giant beanbag chair with a shark lodged in it. It doesn't stop when the Zamtrios then attacks by bouncing all over the place or rolling around. If you kill it in this form, it will not deflate.
- The existence of an entire syndicate dedicated to egg delivery quests.
- The Support Palico repeatedly giving out data in percentages is funny enough, but while gathering items, they will occasionally mention something suspicious:
- Dismissing a Palico from your roster is both a Tear Jerker and a Funny Moment. If you decide to let one of them go, they'll be shown sulking against a dark background with a single Dramatic Spotlight, then walk over to a dark shape which is revealed to be a Flying F-Bomb rocket. The Palico will then climb on board, then ask you one more time if you really want to let them go. Choosing "No" will cause the rocket to take off without the Palico, who will proceed to do a Meadow Run at the camera, complete with CGI flowers blooming around the screen while the rocket careens in the background...and slams into the hapless Palico. They get up and resume running towards you anyway.
- The flavor text for the Khezu's G-Rank rare item, the Khezu Special Cut, takes sarcasm to a whole new level:
- Occasionally, when you visit your house in Dundorma, the music will be replaced with some disco and you'll see the Funky Felyne rummaging through your stuff.note
- A Konchu manages to take out a Diablos by rolling into its broken horn...
- The recruitable Palicoes can end up with a hilarious combination of features. For example, the gatering ones claim to be pacifists to justify their lack of participation in fights, but can have Rath-of-Meow as their team attack. They can also have a name that comes off as highly inappropriate for their forte.
- One of the Treasure forte Palico's lines when a large monster appears is this:
"Meownster? What meown— AAAAAAH!"
- During April Fools' Day 2014, Capcom uploaded a "special" Event Quest. The mission: revive an unconscious Congalala suffering either from indigestion or food poisoning before his digestive fumes kill an entire forest. The location: a stench-saturated Daytime Jungle. The method: use any Thunder-element weapon and hit him repeatedly until he wakes up. The reward: a measly Herb. In summary: tons of solid Toilet Humor, Monster Hunter style. Just watch out for the poop bombs...
- Another April Fool's quest had players going up against a tiny Plesioth trying to make a mad dash for the water. Also, there are no respawns allowed. If the Plesioth successfully jumps into the water, it grows into a giant Plesioth whose stomp—which has a hitbox the size of the entire arena—causes a One-Hit Kill, and since the defeat limit is 1, QUEST FAILED.
- A player manages to take down a Gold Rathian in one hit.
- The creator of the video admitted to it being edited but it's still hilarious.
- RIP Great Jaggi. The Volvidon doesn't last too long either.
- At the end of the Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate trailer a mysterious never before seen monster was glimpsed. When a fan asked one of the people who developed the game what the monster's name is, the response: Steve.
- Even better, Steve has become the Fan Nickname for the monster. Ask any fan what they think about "Steve" and they'll know exactly what you're talking about.
- Carving more of a drop than the slain monster should logically have. For example, carving two heads from a single-headed monster, or two Ceadeus Horns from a single broken horn.
- The Twitter account Monster Hunter Probs.
- 4 Ultimate's North American and PAL release date is February 13, 2015, i.e. the day before Valentine's Day. Cue people agonizing over whether to spend time and money on Monster Hunter or a date, as well as singles relieved that they can spend the day playing Monster Hunter instead.
- Apparently, kicks are much better for flinching monsters than that oversized blade you're carrying.
- YouTube user "Fabuchs" has not only made an art form out of both being mediocre and failing horribly in Monster Hunter, but has also helped popularize the sport of BBQ speed-grilling...in front of an angry Alatreon.
- This series of videos on the quirks of earlier MH titles really makes one appreciate how far the series has come in improving accessibility...well, mostly improving it, anyway.
- Think that nobody could ever manage to make Deviljho adorable? Think again◊.
- Gigginox used Double Team! Critical Hit! It's super-effective!!
- YouTube user NCH Productions has an amusing animated series about the crazier side of monster hunting, which includes, among other things, the dumb things hunters can do in the middle of a fight, hunters going Trick or Treating at monster lairs during Halloween, and a poor tailless Rathalos. These animated shorts have to be seen to be believed.
- Somebody on YouTube managed to Mondegreen White Fatalis' Leitmotif, of all things:
"It sounds like they're saying "Get me hot fish.... Bless me Hot fish.... Put some salsa... on the hot fish" then they eat it and the salsa is too hot then they start screaming..."
- Cherry Tapping a monster to death through any number of means: Kicking it, with the Kinsect, from one of your CPU companions, through a paintball, and so on.
- A few MAD creators on the Japanese video sharing site Nico Nico Douga demonstrate why the Sharq Lance is the best lance ever.
- Doubling as a Moment Of Awesome, a handful of European players came up with the idea to take on Alatreon using only Boomerangs—and actually succeeded in killing it.
- "Play Monster Hunter Freedom 1, they said. It will be fun, they said..."
MMM, SO TASTY!