Webcomic / Legend of Maxx

The Legend of Maxx is a comedic webcomic based on the video game Terraria. It follows the adventures of the highly persistent Idiot Hero Maxx, the under-qualified "chosen one" of half a dozen different prophecies, and his trusty guide Cyril as they meet a cast of colorful characters, including a Jerkass Dryad named June, a kind-hearted nurse Hannah, an ale-making fairy named Aley, and the long-suffering Arms Dealer Tyrone.

The comic can be found here.

As of January 2nd 2016, Jesse stated the comic would end, with a brief overview of what would have happened to be post later.

Tropes found in this work include:

  • Ax-Crazy: Xane. Kinda obvious when his nickname is "The Maniac" or described as "one part crazy, two parts insane." Before this is even mentioned it's heavily implied due to the fact that he threatens to or kills people incredibly often, cracking a vicious grin while doing so.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Maxx crafted a robe for Cyril, which he dub "pyjamas". Even June smirked at that.
  • Art Evolution: At the beginning of the comic, the author was simply editing screenshots, to the point where he actually had to goat the Guide into where he wanted him to be in order to make a specific slide. However, if you compare that with pages like this one, he's definitely gotten way better.
  • Adorkable: Cyril and Skelerina.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Maxx and June here.
  • Big Bad: Xylan at the moment, since Xane is taking orders from him.
  • Braids of Action: Xane's single super long braid is probably this. It's so long that he wears it around his neck like a Scarf of Asskicking.
  • Butt Monkey: Tyrone the Arms Dealer, nearly every strip he appears in, he dies.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Cyril.
    Jesse: "Can you express your true thoughts about Hannah to us without blushing?"
    Cyril: *blushing* "No."
  • Chekhov's Gun: It's becoming increasingly apparent that the Demon Altar Maxx and Cyril found in their earliest adventures will become important once Maxx has all of the required swords to make the Sword of Plot Advancement.
  • City Guards: The two guards of the Dryad home, Maple and Poa, are the only two guards seen. They have no other job than this.
    • The Demolitionist and Merchant are appointed to this role for Maxx's village.
  • Combat Medic: Hannah the Nurse has picked up some pretty good axe and bow techniques.
  • Cool Mask: The Angels wear them. This seems to be a nod to a line in the old testament from God to Moses: "you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live". Remiel jokes that if a mortal sees an angel's face it would cause The End of the World as We Know It, before offering to take if off, but Cyril declines
  • Crazy Enough to Work: The Hellboat, as designed by Sophia and Maxx, is this according to June. She argues that a conventional, normal boat would have to deal with conventional, normal problems at sea. With the Hellboat, all they have to concern themselves with is to give the laws of physics, reality and common sense the slip, and they'll be golden.
  • Deadpan Snarker: June, by nature. Cyril has his moments, too.
  • The Ditz: Maxx.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Maxx's Guide isn't given a name for 129 strips after introducing him. Justified in the case of Aley, who was named by Maxx.
  • Expressive Mask: The hood of Xylan's cape is known to form angry eyebrows.
  • Fake Defector: Maxx makes Xylan think he is defecting to the Naiad's side, but he only does it to be close enough to stab him in the chest and get Muramasa.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Parodied. J.o.N.A.S. is an acronym for Jonas.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Xane can project a veneer of friendliness, but it's obvious he's very unhinged. Something Grog and Cyril found out the hard way.
  • Genius Ditz: Sophia. On one hand, she's smart enough to design a cart that can move at very high speeds, but on the other, she's ditzy enough to not include a way to steer it.
  • Genre Savvy: Maxx seems to be becoming this.
  • Harmless Villain: Or in this case, villains- the Goblin "Army" (may just be the leading squad) of 5 members, who have trouble even remembering each other's names- plan to attack Maxx and Co until various obstacles come in their way, or they end up bickering in their many arguments. Along with them is the Goblin Tinkerer, who happens to be a prisoner in their group after one of his inventions accidentally erased Grak from all past, present, and future timelines.
  • Hospital Hottie: Apparently Hannah, considering Cyril's mind recited an entire speech about how she was out of his league the moment he saw her.
  • Idiot Ball: Maxx.
  • Incoming Ham: Maxx's preferred form of entering the fray.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: The first time Maxx saw June, she had just hit him with a massive bat made of dirt. According to him, her violent acts only make her hotter.
  • Intermission: Because the artist of the webcomic (Jesse) wanted to play the new version of Terraria before continuing the comic, he decided to have an interview of each member of the main cast from Comic 307 to Comic 319.
    • A new Running Gag is that there will be a comic with Maple and Poa every hundredth strip.
  • Killed Off for Real: Lord Grog, by Xane
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: King Xylan, earning nicknames such as Fabio and Edward Cullen from June.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Xane's nickname is "The Maniac".
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The Skeletal Viking Leader, first seen in this page, And later this one, He (and his crewmates) appear to be cursed undead, allowing them to put themselves back together after death.
  • Noodle Incident: Strip 101 Gives us two, Maxx and Cyril apparently fell into a cave of slimes trying to mate with them, and then a skeletal enchanter swapped their livers.
  • Only Sane Man: Between Idiot Hero Maxx, Bumbling Sidekick Aley, Cowardly Lion Cyril and Heroic Comedic Sociopath June, Hannah is this to the main party.
    • Despite being a Mad Scientist, Gus tends to play this part often. Especially around Sophia.
  • Prophecies Are Always Right: Zig-zagged. Maxx is, according to prophecy, either meant to save the world, destroy it, or is a bowl of two goldfish. Time will tell which one is right.
  • Read the Freaking Manual: I don't know which is funnier, the fact that the heart crystal had instructions written on its back that said that consumption may lead to attraction of demonic entities, or the fact that demonic entities were actually attracted to Maxx, who consumed the heart crystal, on two separate occasions.
  • Running Gag: Several.
    • The Arms Dealer's constant dying in his attempts to introduce himself.
    • Maxx attaching an "ey" to the end of a given character's purpose was this for a while(e.g. Guidey, Aley)
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Played straight with Cyril to the point of becoming a borderline Running Gag.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Early on on the comic Maxx puts on a Skull and become Skeledeath, a Skeletor parody.
    • This might be a coincidence but the title might be one to a difficult song in Dance Dance Revolution called "the legend of max". The composer of that song also composed two other boss songs with "Max" in the name, but spelled "Maxx"
    • During Jessie's interview with Maxx, Maxx's story seems like something ripped from the Star Wars prequels. Jessie doesn't buy it one bit.
    • After Cyril's first death, Maxx decides to mourn his loss by drowning his sorrows and signing various songs, the last one is the Goofy Goober song. He also sings the Song "American Pie" but with more context sensitive lyrics.
      • Meanwhile When Cyril meets Remiel for the first time the latter mentions that Angels sometimes play Call of Duty.
    • During the jungle arc, when Maxx is pretending to be able to speak Pygmy, he drops this line:
      Maxx: Mooby hooby cheeky church tucker mo sup fal!
    • After Xane stabs Cyril and blocks Hannah, he calls his latest victim Fluttershy.
  • Tempting Fate: "Do you see any demons around?" Cue Eye of Cthulhu.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Among the Elders there is Elder Acorn, a little girl.
  • Unsound Effect: Maxx crashes the wedding of Cyril and Skelerina and uses the Blade of Grass to slice Skelerina's head off, accompanied by a loud sound effect of "George R.R. Martin".
    • The sound of Maxx removing (un-shanking) his blade from Xylan's body is "knahs".
  • Wave Motion Gun: Aley, a fairy that fits through the spout on a beer keg, is capable of doing this to everything he comes across one by one.
  • Webcomic Of The Game: Of Terraria.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Aley's response after Maxx's shoving Aley into a hornet hive with the purpose of blowing the hive up.
  • Winged Humanoid: The Angels are an entire race of these, complete with masks to hide their real faces from human perception.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The Naiad's hair is different shades of blue.