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Web Animation: Quirky Misadventures Of Soldine The Cyborg
An ongoing comedy/action YouTube series of Garry's Mod videos, created by SarisKhan. The titular character, Soldine, a RED cybernetic soldier from Team Fortress 2, fights with various Garry's Mod Monsters. The series consists of humouristic shorts with barely any continuity, and longer mini-movies with a defined storyline.

It started on April 28, 2011, and can be watched here.

This series provides examples of:

  • Anachronism Stew - Team Fortress 2's 1960s themes are mixed with modern and futuristic technology.
  • An Ice Person - Cryo, Dr. Schadenfreude's henchman.
  • Anti-Hero - Soldine's probably either Type III or IV. He's rather... relentless as far as malevolent monsters are concerned. The way he deals with them depends on the magnitude of their deeds, however. A dangerous, but misguided madman? Beat up and sent to prison. A quirky, but sometimes threatening tradesman? Beat up and set to prison. A malignant mass murderer? Eliminated.
  • Arm Cannon
    • Soldine has a Black Box rocket launcher in the right hand and a huge gatling gun in the left hand.
    • Robosol's got twin submachine guns.
  • Art Evolution - overall audiovisual quality has drastically improved since the beginning of the series. Compare the first episode of the series with its remake, or a recent (as of February 2012) instalment.
  • Ax-Crazy - the aptly named Madic.
  • Badass Baritone - the voice of upgraded Soldine is deep and resonating.
  • Badass Normal - Orangeman is skilled and experienced, but he is just a mercenary with a grenade launcher in a world full of superpowered monsters.
  • Balls of Steel - Many opponents who attempt to Groin Attack Soldine learn the hard way.
  • Big Bad - the BLU Vagineer, the mastermind responsible for many of the threats Soldine has faced.
  • Blood Knight - Soldine genuinely enjoys combat, and Handsome Rogue delights in mayhem and chaos.
  • The Cameo - several Garry's Mod characters created by other video makers appear from time to time in the series:
    • Spyper shots Handsome Rogue in the head in Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue, and has a very brief cameo in A Bizarre Morning.
    • Seeman appears in several videos, including very early That Heavy Is a Painis or the main role in C.
    • Soldine has an encounter with Schniper in Schnoldine.
    • The MeeM have an offscreen battle with Soldine in Soldine vs. Robosol.
    • Dic Soupcan is one of the inmates of Evo City Correctional Facility in Enemies Of Old.
  • Car Fu - In Necropolis ZomHeavy greets Soldine with a bus wreckage to the face.
  • Casting a Shadow - Dr. Schadenfreude is an umbrakinetic.
  • Characterisation Marches On - Soldine has developed from a quirky and somewhat random prototype into a badass super soldier. Some of his awkward traits remained, though.
  • Chaotic Evil - Handsome Rogue's behaviour is random to say the least, and he seems to enjoy murdering innocent people.
  • Chaotic Good - Soldine, despite being a brutal and belligerent warrior, is really protective of innocent people and actively eliminates all monsters that threaten them. He's also on friendly terms with Orangeman, the rest of his team and other benign monsters.
  • Chaotic Neutral - Madic. He is obviously insane, and his behaviour is erratic and misguided rather than openly hostile. Also, he's never been seen to attack unprovoked.
  • Cerebus Syndrome - the series has initially focused on the wacky humour, now the action part is more emphasised.
  • Colour Coded Time Stop - black and white in Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue, inverted colours in Operation: Vagineer.
  • Combat Pragmatist - Soldine cares about neutralising his targets, honour is a secondary matter.
  • Cyborg
    • Soldine, the titular protagonist.
    • The RED Engineer has a Gunslinger prosthesis.
    • Robosol, the BLU Vagineer's enforcer.
  • Darker and Edgier - recent episodes compared to the old ones.
  • The Determinator - once Soldine acquires a target, he won't stop until one of them is dealt with.
  • The Dragon - Robosol, the Evil Counterpart of Soldine, to the BLU Vagineer.
  • Early Instalment Weirdness - early instalments of the series are significantly more random and humour-oriented than the recent ones, though the author intends to bring back some of this randomness in the short, non-plot driven episodes.
  • Elite Zombie - Team ZOM members.
  • Evil Counterpart - Robosol to Soldine.
  • Expy - Handsome Rogue is an expy of Dio Brando.
  • Facial Horror - Vagineer's distorted face.
  • Final Boss Preview - Soldine's first fight against the BLU Vagineer. It doesn't end well for him.
  • Finishing Move
    • Soldine's Thunder Punch discharges great amount of electricity and sends his opponent flying.
    • Handsome Rogue can summon a modern train engine to crush his opponent.
  • Five Rounds Rapid - frequently invoked by HECU. Sometimes it works, though.
  • Flashback
    • Madic has (a lenghty) one which depicts his origin after his fight with Soldine.
    • In Operation: Vagineer, the titular Big Bad has one that depicts the origin of both him and Team ZOM from Necropolis. Later, just before the final battle, Soldine quickly recollects the history of his confrontations with the BLU Vagineer.
  • Flechette Storm - Handsome Rogue can summon a varying number of knives and throw them all at once with Improbable Aiming Skills.
  • Fragile Speedster - ZomScout, Team ZOM member from Necropolis.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare - revealed in the backstory of the BLU Vagineer.
  • Gatling Good - Soldine has an arm-mounted gatling gun.
  • Glass Cannon - Orangeman is armed with quite powerful explosives, but has only a bulletproof vest to protect him.
  • Gory Discretion Shot - a variation of this was used to obscure Soldine's Thunder Punch in Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue, because it wasn't supposed to be seen at that time.
  • Healing Factor
    • Vagineer's healing factor allows him to regrow lost limbs and quickly recover from severe wounds.
    • Handsome Rogue's healing factor is blood-fueled.
    • Madic possesses limited regenerative powers.
  • Humanoid Abomination - the BLU Vagineer.
  • Immune to Bullets - Soldine and Robosol are immune to small arms fire.
  • Killed Off for Real - except for Handsome Rogue, who has been revived since his death in Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue, other deceased characters stay that way, which is quite atypical when compared to other videos and series of this kind.
  • Let's Mock the Monsters - Soldine frequently indulges into it.
  • Lightning Bruiser
    • Handsome Rogue is nimble, durable and strong, and he even has a couple of super powers to boot. However, he's also overconfident, careless and lacks really powerful moves (bar his Finishing Move).
    • Madic is one, but it lasts only as long as his Unstoppable Rage.
    • Vagineer plays it straight.
  • Long-Range Fighter
    • Orangeman is Type 1; he uses custom grenade launcher and sticky bomb launcher. He is too squishy to engage monsters in melee combat.
    • Both Soldine and Robosol are Type 3.
  • Ludicrous Gibs - Handsome Rogue exploded into this after he'd been struck with Soldine's Thunder Punch.
  • Mauve Shirt - the unnamed left-handed HECU captain that has shown up in several instalments of the series. He's even got a distinct helmet and a unique rifle.
  • Mighty Glacier - Soldine is extremely strong and durable, but he lacks in speed and agility.
  • Monster of the Week - the first three mini-movies follow this format with Vagineer, Handsome Rogue and Madic serving as unrelated, one-shot Big Bads. The recent trilogy seems to not only introduce several closely connected enemies, but also to bring back the older ones.
  • Monster Progenitor - the Original Vagineer seen in the BLU Vagineer's flashback sequence in Operation: Vagineer.
  • Neck Lift - Soldine does it to Madic after finally overpowering him.
  • Neutral Evil - Robosol and Team ZOM are obviously malevolent, but they just focus on doing their job.
  • Neutral Good - Orangeman.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot - Robosol is Zombie-Cyborg-Super Soldier.
  • No Sell
    • Soldine frequently shruggs off heavy hits.
    • ubercharged Vagineer is an Implacable Man.
  • Not Quite Flight - Soldine can propel himself with pressurised steam coming out of his rear end, but it is hardly manouevrable and limited way of travelling.
  • Oh Crap
    • Handsome Rogue isn't exactly happy when he realises he's been hit with Soldine's Finishing Move.
    • In Soldine vs. Madic, the latter's reaction to Soldine activating his gatling gun.
    • Necropolis - Soldine utters shocked "shit" when his rocket punches don't work on Zombie Heavy.
  • One-Shot Character
    • Handsome Rogue and Madic were originally this, though they have since returned in Enemies Of Old and are slated to appear in the upcoming Operation: Vagineer.
    • Team ZOM from Necropolis plays it straight.
  • Our Vampires Are Different - Handsome Rogue displays inhuman fitness and sucks blood in order to regenerate, but that's about it. Except for his red eyes, he looks like a normal human, doesn't have elongated fangs and is completely unfazed by the sun.
  • Padding
    • The sequence between the intro and the main fight of Soldine vs. Madic is rather drawn-out, as is Madic's flashback sequence after the brawl.
    • While Necropolis, the first part of the Versus Vagineer trilogy, avoided most of the padding of its predecessor and turned out dynamic and action-packed, its direct sequel Soldine vs. Robosol features an overly lengthy sequence depicting what happens in Soldine's house before the main fight of the episode. The author had realised it only some time after publishing the mini-movie and decided to make the following Operation: Vagineer as streamlined as possible.
  • Pummel Duel
    • That's how the main fight in Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue begins.
    • Soldine and Madic engage into this late during their confrontation.
  • Punched Across the Room
    • Soldine is a heavy-hitter.
    • Zombie Heavy in Necropolis sends Soldine flying into a bus wreckage.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter" - Handsome Rogue delights in chaos and mayhem.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad - Team ZOM from the Necropolis episode.
  • Rapid Fire Fistcuffs: Once a fight. Unlike the traditional G-mod method, each punch is actually articulated as such as opposed to being a flailing of limbs.
  • Red Shirt Army - HECU do their best, but they rarely are capable of even stalling the monsters. They have already sustained several dozen of casualties in the series until now.
  • Robo Speak
  • Rocket Punch - one of Soldine's abilities.
  • Shock and Awe - Soldine in his Power Boosted state has limited electrokinetic powers, though it doesn't last for long and drains a lot of his energy.
  • Super Mode
    • Soldine has Power Boost, which allows him to fully utilise 100% of his total power for a short period of time.
    • Vagineer can self-ubercharged, changing into an Implacable Man.
  • Time Stop - Handsome Rogue's potentially most dangerous ability.
  • Unstoppable Rage - Madic is a super-powered berserker. Actually, the magnitude of his wrath determines his strength.
  • Versus Title - all mini-movies that follow the Monster of the Week formula:
    • Soldine vs. Vagineer
    • Soldine vs. Handsome Rogue
    • Soldine vs. Madic
    • Soldine vs. Robosol
  • Zombie Apocalypse - the BLU Vagineer plans to start it. A "local" one caused an entire district of the Evo City to be quarantined.

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