Machinima / Water-Human
(orig. "Człowiek Woda") is a Machinima
series, created in Gothic II
, which tells the adventures and exploits of the eponymous hero, who apparently "likes to rescue people", but the series instead tells the story of him going on a stroll around the world and the consequences of said stroll. It features a lot of silly humor.
The series was originally in Polish, but English subtitles are available on YouTube
The character also features in a music video
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4
This series provides examples of:
- Art Evolution: The series becomes progressively more polished; interface elements stop popping up, and the Head Bob is phased out in favor of actual Mouth Flaps (which are difficult to do in Gothic.)
- Atomic F-Bomb: The Fire-Human, when his game crashes and he has no savegame.
- Berserk Button: Don't call the Large Beetle "little".
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Large Beetle, though he's friendly.
- Big "NO!": Twice, and very big ones.
- Brains and Brawn: Waclaw and Bogdan.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It's more or less hole-filled throughout the series, but comes crashing down at the end of episode four.
- Cats Are Mean: Hovercat.
- Creepy Monotone: Hovercat.
- Disney Villain Death: Waclaw.
- Driven to Suicide: Spy.
- Dumb Muscle: Bogdan.
- Elemental Embodiment: The Water-Human might be one, since he actually has blue skin, and some narration in the ending song mentions he's made of nothing but water.
- Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: The ending of episode four, which depicts a very unintelligible conversation over Skype.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Really exaggerated with Fire-Human's servants.
- Gut Feeling: Water-Human sees through the Spy's charade literally by guessing randomly.
- And the Beetle figures out the plot so far through nothing more than a hunch.
- Hand Wave: How the Beetle's reduction in size is explained. Apparently he became smaller because of sea water.
- Heel–Face Turn: Bogdan.
- Hidden Depths: The Beetle, who apparently has Psychic Powers and lazors.
- Hilarious Outtakes: End of episode two.
- Kill It with Water: Hovercat. It's a cat, so it fears water.
- Making a Splash: Water-Human.
- Medium Awareness: A couple of gags throughout the series.
- No Title: Episode four.
- Orcus on His Throne: Fire-Human, big time. He literally does nothing except sit on his throne and play Ace Attorney, unaware that his nemesis Water-Human has been brought to his doorstep at one point.
- Playing with Fire: The Fire-Human, and his cronies.
- Precision F-Strike: Waclaw's reaction to when he's told that the Fire-Human refuses to see him now.
- Serendipity Writes the Plot: Why the Large Beetle became small—to create him, the author used a cheat code that makes all the non-player characters large, so it would be impossible to have the large Large Beetle in one shot with normal-sized characters.
- Shout-Out: A lot of them - Leeroy Jenkins, The Angry Video Game Nerd, Ace Attorney.
- Squick: Water-Human's reaction to seeing the Wolf's last text message.
- Wacky Wayside Tribe: Pretty much the entire episode two. Though David is later off-handedly integrated with the plot.
- Walk Into Camera Obstruction: Episode one has the villain walk into the screen at the end of one scene. The camera ends up partially glitching into his body.
- Wandering Minstrel: The Music-Human.