YMMV / Madness Combat


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Hank is the good guy! Jebus is the bad guy! Tricky represents one of Hank's inner demons! Hank is an Anti-Hero! Hank is the bad guy! The Sheriff was a tyrant!
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Mag Agent: N, the Final Boss of Project Nexus: Part 1. While he can take a lot of hits, he's an easy target due to being large and slow, and his attacks are very predictable and easy to dodge, while his backup serves more as a source of ammo than an actual threat. Especially notable in that the boss just before him is arguably harder.
  • Crazy Awesome - Tricky, who fights with a stop sign and likes to wear peoples' heads as hats.
  • Crosses the Line Twice
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Sean Hodges, aka Cheshyre, is considered to be one of the greatest musical artists of all time on Newgrounds, and for good reason. His music fits perfectly within the dark and gritty universe of Madnesss Combat.
    • Calliope, the theme song for when the series truly became MADNESS Combat.
    • Apotheosis. Hot damn. Combined with the instantly-noticeable Art Evolution, you know this is the beginning of something epic.
    • Consternation too.
    • Also Antipathy.
    • Abrogation is probably the best of the lot. It features a few distorted snippets of BGMs from prior episodes, which may serve as a Boss Remix.
  • Demonic Spiders: Abominations from Nexus. They're fast, have plenty of health, completely ignore your TAC (shield) bar, and can start a Cycle of Hurting very easily. The best way to defeat them? Pack a Hand Cannon (eg. the Colt Revolver), Punch-Packing Pistol (eg. the 1911), accurate SMG (eg. the Thompson), a powerful Assault Rifle (eg. the AK-74) or a Shotgun (eg. the Norinco 97k)-you'll need it.
    • The. Fucking. Zombies. They're a newbie trap in every way. Getting sandwiched between two is certain death.
    • The Agent Mk0's will dodge all your attacks unless you fire fast enough and will fire at you in small squads, easily decimating your Tac-Bar.
      • Riot Cops are even worse, and they have even longer Tac-Bars, so if you're running a gun build then pick your poison: wasting ammunition on copious amounts of nothing, or lots and lots of frustrating pistol whipping.
    • The GOL3M units can only be defeated by knocking their mask off with a melee attack then firing at their exposed heads until their faces crack and die. And that's only the regular ones. The worst are the special red and black ones, which carry miniguns as standard issue and to get to their heads first, you have to hit them hard enough to crack their mask open, then shoot them-which can take a very long time.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Tricky is easily one of the most recognizable characters in the series besides Hank (and possibly Jesus), but he is popular enough for even Krinkels to show some kind of favoritism towards him; evidenced in how he is brought back so much and was crowned ‘The Unstoppable Champion of Nevada’ in the Battle Royale of all characters that was Incident: 1000A.
  • Goddamn Bats: Sleepwalkers from Project Nexus. They're relatively weak, lack a Tac-Bar, and tend to not have any weapons. However, they can steal your weapons and have to be killed three times before they stay dead. And they explode on their third death. This doesn't do too much damage, but does knock you back and make you drop your weapon, which will most likely be picked up by another Sleepwalker due to their tendency to spawn in groups. Fortunately, decapitating them will prevent them from reviving/exploding, so pack a big gun and aim for the head - you'll need it.
  • HSQ: Will have you literally saying "holy shit," especially later ones.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Tricky began as this, starting as a gun-toting clown assassin mook opposing Hank who got offed fairly quickly. Who would have guessed him becoming one of the most iconic characters in the series later down the line?
  • The Scrappy: Even according to Krinkels' blog, the Sheriff is universally recognised as the most useless and hated character who Krinkels was glad to be rid of. Krinkels even used the term "going the way of the Sheriff" to allude to being Killed Off for Real.
  • That One Boss: The G03LM Mk2 in the campaign of Project Nexus. As mentioned above, you have to go up to him and knock his helmet off with melee attacks, in order to expose his head and allow you to damage him. Problem: this guy's packing a giant axe that can kill you in two hits on Normal difficulty, which also ignores your Tac-Bar and cannot be blocked. Enjoy.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Krinkels spent half a year working on the first minute or so of Abrogation, and good lord does it show.


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