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Hotline Miami: Wildlife is a comic book set in the Hotline Miami universe. It details the lives of several freshly baked assassins for 50 Blessings, with the main focus on one Chris Jenkins, a patriotic American, motivated by his hatred for the Russians. Things get complicated when Chris meets the child of one of the gangsters he's killed.

It's created and published by Dayjob Studio.


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  • Addled Addict: Chris is both an alcoholic and a cocaine addict.
  • The Alcoholic: Kurt becomes this after his arm gets cut off in the war in Hawaii, and becoming disillusioned after the United States surrenders to Russia.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Several Russians meet their demise this way. The results are not pretty.
  • The Cameo: The older Biker can be seen in issue 5.
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  • Canon Foreigner: Everyone.
  • Couldn't Find a Pen: Kurt uses the blood of several gangsters to spell out a message to the Russians: "YOU NEED MORE GUARDS"
  • Dead Person Impersonation: The unnamed Russian mobster does this to Mike Dalton at the end of issue 3.
  • From Bad to Worse: Chris was already hateful (bordering on racist) towards Russians to start with. Then they nuked his hometown of San Francisco and well...
  • Gorn: It wouldn't be Hotline Miami without it.
  • Hall of Mirrors: Chris and Mike manage to lure a bunch of Russians into one of these with disastrous results for the Russians in question.
    Russian Thug: "This probably isn't a good idea."'
  • Handicapped Badass: Kurt. He single-handedly slaughters an entire mansion of Russians despite having only one arm.
  • In Medias Res: The story opens with Chris storming a house full of Russian mobsters. After he's held at gunpoint by a child, we jump back three months prior, and from there jumps all over the place.
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  • Law of Inverse Recoil: Averted. During Chris first hit, he blindfires at a group of incoming Russian gunmen, only to have his Uzi shoot up into the sky.
  • Shout-Out: In Chapter 3, Chris is seen playing a Downwell arcade machine. Like Hotline Miami, Downwell is published by Devolver Digital.
  • Slasher Smile: Chris, after his first hit.
    • Kurt gets several of these during his assault on the Russian mansion.
  • Wham Line: At the end of issue 6, we see Wilson check his answering machine. It's a coded message from 50 Blessings, revealing that Wilson is a member of the organization. That, and he's going to be hunting Chris.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Mike Dalton (or rather, the Russian impersonating him) vanishes from the story completely halfway through issue 4.
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