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Web Animation: Awesome Series

Personnel: Doctor, we need your help defusing this Atom Bomb!
Doctor Stiles: ALL IN A DAY'S WORK!! note 

Nonsensical, almost YouTubePoop-ish animated shorts parodies, created by Egoraptor. Usually affectionate, mostly hosted on Newgrounds, starting with the Metal Gear Awesome series and, like The Abridged Series, spawning Awesome clones. Titles often go as such: Grand Theft Awesome, Awesomefield, and so on.

Their main weapons are exaggerating characters and flaws as well as random humor.

Find them here.

Provides Examples Of:

  • Affectionate Parody: Usually.
  • Angrish: Gears of Awesome
  • Art Evolution: The animation quality has noticeably improved since the first few installments.
    • This was deliberate. While Metal Gear Awesome was animated with limited knowledge of flash animation, subsequent awesome cartoons were purposefully done sloppily at the request of MTV, who originally hosted them. Once Egoraptor was no longer animating for them, he was free to do them with as much production value as he cared to, compare Awesome Crossing and Awesome Center with their Reduxes and Awesome the Hedgehog to Awesome Chaotix (the 'sequel').
  • Ascended Meme: David Hayter saying "OHMYGODHOTNESSIWANNABANGYOU!"
  • Axe Crazy: Marcus and Dom in Gears of Awesome.
  • Because Destiny Says So / The Chosen One: Legend of Awesome.
    Navi: You have to saaaaaaave the world.
    Link: That's FAN-FUCKIN-TASTIC!
    Navi: It's your responsibility.
    Link: Oh, well I guess that makes sense.
  • Berserk Button: In Awesome Noire, mentioning to the police chief that he has a "double-chin thing".
    • The release of PokeAwesome happened to coincide with Skyrim's release and the arrow to the knee meme, so the inevitable 'I took a solar beam to the knee' comments really pissed Arin off, especially since it was not intended to be a Skyrim reference.
  • Big "OMG!": The Villager in Awesome Crossing Redux, when Bianca asks him to draw on him.
  • Big "WHAT?!": A rather epic one from Derek in Awesome Center Redux.
  • Character Exaggeration: Ranging from the Gears being raging jocks in Gears of Awesome to Mei Ling being annoying.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Averted in Awesome Gaiden.
  • Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: In Awesome Kong, Pauline refers to Mario as a 'plumber' despite the fact that, in that game, he was a carpenter. Also Donkey Kong calls Pauline 'Princess', when Pauline was just Mario's girlfriend.
    • He could be snarking about the princess comment.
  • Creator Backlash: Egoraptor claimed that, of all his Awesome cartoons, his least favourites were Awesome Cracks Down and Awesome Rising.
  • Deranged Animation: All of them, but reaches its zenith in the completely insane Awesome Reach.
  • Development Hell: Egoraptor has hinted many times before of the rumored Metal Gear Awesome 3 and if he really has been working on it, It's taking an awfully long time.
    • He recently stated he only has one joke for the proposed Metal Gear Awesome 3, so it might be a mild case of writer's block.
    • A recent Q&A at Reddit reveals that he's working on it.
  • The Ditz: Ash is flanderized as this from his usual Idiot Hero personality.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Just try listening to Awesome Reach and not think of a seriously hardcore gay sex scene.
    • That scene was meant to illustrate intense gaming of two Halo fanboys, but I guess Freud Was Right.
    • Indeed. (NSFW)
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Vector in Awesome Chaotix.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies
    Tyler Chase: Doctor, my sister has cancer... ZOMBIE CANCER!!!
  • Extreme Omnivore: Solid Snake eats a gun in Metal Gear Awesome and a locker in Metal Gear Awesome 2.
  • Eye Take: Happens numerous times when the characters are shocked by some revelation. Lampshaded in Metal Gear Awesome.
  • Fanservice - Mocked in Dead or Awesome: EXTREEEEME
    • Mocked differently in Awesome Gaiden:
    Ryu: HEY! There's a ninja with huge boobs over there.
    Ayane: Hi.
    EgoRaptor: A-ah cool?
  • Fast-Forward Gag: Used as a quick joke in Metal Gear Awesome, skipping over the scene where Otacon narrates his backstory... and pausing halfway to find Snake and Otacon about to make out.
  • Flat Joy:
    Navi: You saaaaved the wooorld!
    The World: Whoo-hoo.
  • Follow the Bouncing Ball: Gears of Awesome. "WHERE'S MY WIIIIIIIIIFE?!"
  • Follow the Leader: Many fans have tried to emulate his style, with varying results. (Examples: Halo: Awesome Evolved and Awesome's Creed)
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Across several videos, even the stand-alone shorts. The credits to "Mr. Literal", for example, features part of the Pokerap (Electrode to Butterfree) as well as part of the credits to the movie Amazing Grace.
  • Five-Man Band: Awesome Chaotix, nigs
  • Fridge Logic: Lampshaded In-Universe, as depicted players and game characters often have their moments mid-scene.
  • Gag Penis
    • Awesome Man
    • Awesome Reach
  • Gross-Up Close-Up: taken Up to Eleven levels in Awesome Reach
  • Genius Loci: The Earth in Legend of Awesome, giving a flat "woo-hoo" upon being saved.
  • Genre Savvy: Mega Man in Awesome Man.
    Wily: OOHOOHOOHOO! I have created-
    Mega Man: Eight Robot Masters and you plan on taking over the world. *sigh* Look, can we just get this over with? My balls hurt.
  • Guide Dang It: Metal Gear Awesome
    "Do you really think this is fucking fair?"
    "YA KNOW? SERIOUSLY. I'M GETTING A LITTLE FUCKING PISSED OFF!"
    • Ironic, since The Colonel was supposed to tell Snake how to contact Meryl (and, in the sequel toon, how to defeat Psycho Mantis), but he killed him.
    • And in Awesome Gaiden:
    "Hey you bitch, I'm the strategy guide. You can't mess with me!"
    "Thank god you're here."
    "Don't worry pal, I'll sav—[stab]"
  • Gorn: Gears of Awesome
  • Ha Ha Ha No: Metal Gear Awesome.
    Snake: "Why is there a helicopter in the background?"
    Miller: "That's my stomach, I'm hungry."
    Snake: "Hungry for worms?"
    Miller: "No, hungry for wooooooords!"
    *Both laughing*
    Snake: "HahahahaSHUT UP!" >:(
  • Hypocritical Humor: In PokeAwesome, Pikachu yells at Venusaur for attacking him because his trainer said so and criticizes him for not walking away, but Pikachu was following Ash's orders and throwing Venusaur like a ragdoll because Ash told him to. Plus, he attacked first.
  • Ho Yay: In-Universe in "Metal Gear Awesome", between Snake and Otacon while Egoraptor tries to fast forward through the game
    Otacon: ...are you coming on to me?!
    Snake: [To Egoraptor] Grrawwl, what?! Why the fuck did you stop on this part?!?!
    Egoraptor: Oh, sorry...
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming
  • I Fell for Hours : In Awesome Cracks Down
    The Agent: Why the hell are you making fun of me? I just got exploded. Seriously. I mean look at me, I'm still flyin' through the air, and who knows where the hell I'm going to land. And even then I'm still going to be on fire. God.
    • The Prince of Awesome is basically the eponymous Prince falling down a cliff for about a minute, at which point he resets time and gets dragged back up the cliff, before falling down the cliff again.
  • Insurmountable Waist High Fence: Lampshaded in Resident Awesome 4
  • Jesus Was Way Cool: Jesus appears in Metal Gear Awesome and fixes Snake's ear and talks like a hippie.
  • Jossed: In a sense. Some of Egoraptor's fans asked if he would do an awesome cartoon based on an animated series, which Egoraptor stated he didn't want to do as the Awesome series is very video game based.
  • Jive Turkey: Awesome the Hedgehog:
    Sonic: "Hey maaaaan, let's go save the world duuuuude, fo' rizzle!"
    Knuckles: "Yo yo yo B boy, that shit's fo' reel, mothafucka! Shit. Bitch. Fuckin' ass and blat blat!"
    • Pretty much 90% of the dialogue in Awesome Chaotix
    • Gray Fox/Deepthroat in Metal Gear Awesome 2 (but not in the original).
    • Barret in the prototypical Final Fantasy VII parodies.
  • Literal Metaphor: Mr. Literal, natch.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Pikachu freaks out over a knee injury in PokeAwesome: Just A Pokemon Battle.
  • Mood Whiplash: Awesome Chaotix.
  • Mushroom Samba: Super Awesome Bros.
  • Nintendo Hard: Awesome Gaiden, natch
    Ryu: Oh, you think that's hard!? I'M JUST THE TUTORIAL LEVEL! THAT'S THE NEXT LEVEL OVER THERE! *cut to army of buff ninjas*
    Buff Ninja: What's up?
    EgoRaptor: Oh God, help me!
    Ryu: GOD CAN'T HELP YOU NOW!
  • Not with the Safety on, You Won't: Metal Gear Awesome.
    Snake: (to Meryl) The safety's on! (grabs her gun, twists it into a balloon dog, and eats it)
  • Oh Crap: Awesome Gaiden
    Strategy Guide: Hey you bitch! I'm the Strategy Guide! You can't mess with me!
    EgoRaptor: Thank God you're here!
    Strategy Guide: Don't worry, pal. I'll sa-*stabbed, Ryu stares menacingly*
    EgoRaptor: Oh God...
  • Pals with Jesus: Metal Gear Awesome shows Jesus aiding Snake a couple of times.
    Jesus: It's cooool.
  • Played for Laughs: The entire point of the series.
  • Pokémon Speak: Enforced... sorta. Venusaur and Pikachu are both capable of speaking proper English. In Venusaur's case, he'll say what he means, and then correct himself with "I mean, Venusaur." In Pikachu's case, he doesn't start speaking English until he takes a solarbeam to the knee.
  • Precision F-Strike: Eggman in Awesome the Hedgehog
    Eggman: Sonic will fall right into my trap.
    Minion: But Tails is with him, sir!
    Eggman: Ffffffffffffffuck.
    Kong: Ah, it's no big deal, I mean, what are the odds...
    *Jumpman takes Pauline*
    Kong: Fuck.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Gears of Awesome: "WHERE'S! MY! WIFE!"
    • Complete with a sing-along bouncing O-face... dude... guy... thing from Awesome Center.
    • From Awesome Reach:
    "Ready doesn't even! Fucking!! DESCRIBE IT!!!
  • Re Cut: Awesome Crossing and Awesome Center got reduxes, which are extended versions of the original shorts with extra jokes and much higher quality art.
  • Recycled INSPACE: Metal Gill Jawesome: It's Metal Gear Awesome WITH MARINE ANIMALS!
  • Rule of Cool: Awesome May Cry
  • Rule of Funny: Flanderization occurs to abide by this rule.
  • Schedule Slip: Metal Gear Awesome Part Two... postponed for one year... on account of hiccups.
  • Stop Helping Me!: invoked Legend of Awesome has Link doing this to Navi.
    "SHUT UP, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, I KNOW HOW TO CLIMB A LADDERJESUSOWMYEAR."
    "STOP FUCKIN' CALLING!"
    • Shadow of the Awesome: "Hey asshole, if I wanted your help, I'd buy a fucking strategy guide!"
    • "Mega Man! Mega Man! There's a hole in the zipline that" *punch* "No, SHUT UP! I don't NEED you!"
  • Suddenly Shouting: The transition from seriousness to weirdness in Awesome Center is rather... abrupt.
    Angie: There are deep lacerations in the sternum... WHERE ALIENS HAVE TAKEN OVER HIS BOAAAAAAAADYYY!!!
    Derek: WHOOOOAAAAAAAAT?!
  • Surreal Humor: the parodies of the subjects are so extreme that they become this, as well as the expressions. Dear God, the expressions.
  • Take That:
  • [Trope Name]: CRYPTIC METAPHOR
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!:
    • Awesome Gaiden: "Hey, you bitch! I'm the strategy guide!"
    • PokeAwesome 2: After Brock gives Ash a gym badge for his resourcefulness, he tries to convince Ash that he really wasn't defeated, even though Ash wants to display to the world that he defeated Brock. Later that night, he finds Ash fucking his wife.
    Ash: DEFEATED NOW, BITCH!?
  • Trial-and-Error Gameplay: Metal Gear Awesome again.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Clyde from Pac Awesome
    Pinky: Wow, dude. You suck.
    Clyde: SHUT THE FUCK UP! *Bites off Pinky's head*
    *Blinky backs away slowly*
    • What about Ryu In Awesome Gaiden not even the Strategy Guide could stop him!
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: The "Hungry for Worms?"/"Hungry for Words" exchange in Metal Gear Awesome, at first glance, seems like a case of the Awesome Series' usual utter nonsense, but it is actually an obscure reference to a set of 1980's PSA's from the "Reading is Fundamental" educational campaign. According to one interview with Egoraptor, "It’s one of those things that when you are a kid, sticks in your head and for some reason known only to you, it remains funny."
  • Volumetric Mouth: Often.
  • Waterfall Puke: Pikachu in PokeAwesome
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Pikachu delivers one to Ash and Venusaur after his knee injury, pointing out some of the Fridge Logic behind the Pokémon series.
  • You Just Told Me: From the first Metal Gear Awesome:
    Psycho Mantis: You like men!
    Snake: You can see into my mind?
    Psycho Mantis: No.
    Snake: Fuck.

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