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 cyberneticsoldier 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.