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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Hank is the good guy! Jebus is the bad guy! Tricky represents one of Hank's inner demons! Hank is an AntiHero! Hank is the bad guy! The Sheriff was a tyrant!
** [[BlackAndGreyMorality I thought the Jebus being the good guy was the alternate interpretation]]
* AntiClimaxBoss: Mag Agent: N, the FinalBoss 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.
* CrazyAwesome - Tricky, who fights with a stop sign and likes to wear peoples' heads as hats.
* CrossesTheLineTwice
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: 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.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv6FqZQIyRU Calliope]], the theme song for when the series ''truly'' became [[WorldOfChaos MADNESS]] Combat.
** Apotheosis. Hot damn. Combined with the instantly-noticeable ArtEvolution, you know this is the beginning of something epic.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v89PAxi2ycQ Consternation]] too.
** Also [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/338798 Antipathy.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9-IDsbvBQc Abrogation]] is probably the best of the lot. It features a few distorted snippets of [=BGMs=] from prior episodes, which may serve as a BossRemix.
* DemonicSpiders: Abominations from ''Nexus''. They're fast, have plenty of health, [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules completely ignore your TAC (shield) bar]], and can start a CycleOfHurting ''very'' easily. The best way to defeat them? Pack a HandCannon (eg. the Colt Revolver), PunchPackingPistol (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 [[NauseaFuel crack and die]]. And that's only the regular ones. The worst are the special red and black ones, which carry [[MoreDakka mini]][[GatlingGood guns]] 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.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: 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 [[CreatorsFavorite 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''.
* GoddamnBats: 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 [[RevivingEnemy 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.
* OneSceneWonder: Tricky began as this, starting as a gun-toting clown assassin {{mook}} opposing Hank who got offed fairly quickly. Who would have guessed him [[AscendedExtra becoming one of]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse the most iconic characters in the series]] later down the line?
* TheScrappy: Even according to Krinkels' blog, the Sheriff is universally recognised as the most useless and hated character who Krinkels was [[KilledOffForReal glad to be rid of]]. Krinkels even used the term "[[PersonAsVerb going the way of the Sheriff]]" to allude to being KilledOffForReal.
** Which became HilariousInHindsight given that [[spoiler:the Sheriff is making a comeback in Project Nexus 2, with a few [[TookALevelInBadass new levels in badass]] to boot]].
* ThatOneBoss: 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.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Krinkels spent half a year working on the first minute or so of Abrogation, and good lord does it show.

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