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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.

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.
  • 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?"
    [beat]
    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.
  • 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
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Xane. NPCs just respawn in the morning? Send a goblin army to their spawn point, then threaten death on them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Maxx: EAT CITRUS-SCENTED DEATH, YOU CYCLOPTIC FREAK!!
  • 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
  • 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.
    • The Goblins imprisined the Goblin Tinkerer becuase his invention Ret Gone another globin from past, present, future and all alternate timelines
  • 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.
  • Prophecies Are Always Right: Zig-zagged, and HOW!
  • 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.
    • 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".
  • 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.

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