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The whole series is dementially fun, but some moments are even funnier.

  • Rat-Man's Negated Moment of Awesome in his Origin Story, setting the tone of dementiality for the entire series. The Buffoon (a Shallow Parody of Jack Nicholson's Joker) had kidnapped an orphan and demanded a ransom from his parents, and Rat-Man had decided to free him. After a rough start, Rat-Man curbstomped the Buffoon's gang Batman style (save for the moment he pulled a gun on one of his men, but he didn't fire), moved to confront a terrified Buffoon... And paid the ransom. The Buffoon was too shocked to even move long after Rat-Man and the kid had left...
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  • Rat-Man versus Hollywood Jehovah's Witness
    Jehovah's Witness: "Good morning. Do you know God?"
    Rat-Man: "Yes, that's me. What do you want?"
    Jehovah's Witness: "Good morning. Do you have The Bible?"
    Rat-Man: "I have Chuck Norris' Bible."
    Jehovah's Witness: "Have you ever wondered why God allows his children to have wars?"
    Rat-Man: "You know, they're children..."
  • In The Great Ratzinga (a parody of giant robot anime), Rat-Man was given the titular robot for battle, and the first sortie gives us this gem.
    Rat-Man: "Ratzinga! Take off!"
    Ratzinga takes off, and emerges from behind a fall in an epic way.
    Rat-Man: "Ratzinga! Close the windows!"
    • As he was already doing an anime parody, Rat-Man was given a "planet medallion" so that he could invoke the power of the planets in case he was being overwhelmed. During the first fight with the mysterious invincible mech called The Beast Rat-Man invokes the power of the moon... And is turned into a werewolf. And it happens again: after another defeat against The Beast the guy who recovered the wrecked Ratzinga shouts "By the Power of Mars" and turns Rat-Man in one of Mars Attacks!' Martians to troll him, and during a briefing one of the scientists who built Ratzinga and asked Rat-Man to fight The Beast for them says they're so screwed they could just grab a planet medallion and shout "By the Power of Venus" and turns Rat-Man in The Burlesque of Venus.
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    • The Reveal of who was behind the mysterious enemy called The Beast: the scientists who built Ratzinga. Turns out, they had all been traumatized when their first Tamagotchi died, so they built The Beast as the prototype for an invincible body for their Tamagotchi and brought Rat-Man in to test it.
    • Right after the reveal, Rat-Man, who had supposedly died in combat against The Beast, reveals he's still alive and, having started suspecting things, faked a suicidal attack to infiltrate The Beast and captured the Tamagotchi inside. The chief of the scientists begs him not to destroy it, then Rat-Man asks what animal is it... It's a kitten. Rat-Man gives his most evil smile and then destroys it. And then the scientists' base collapses, as the chief scientist had connected it to the kitten Tamagotchi.
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    • At the end Rat-Man throws away the medallion and leaves with Big Jim in his Safari truck... And it turns out the medallion was the scientists' back-up plan: it contains a Tamagotchi that would learn Rat-Man's cunning and become invincible. After explaining that to the reader, the Tamagotchi invokes the Power of Jupiter... And is hit by lightning.
  • Pope Benedict XVI's brief cameo, fighting an alien invasion using a lightsaber and Force Lightning. Also doubles as Crowning Moment of Awesome, as he stalemated it single-handedly for a while before surrendering.
  • In one story, a bedridden Rat-Man told Arcibaldo he had never read a book in his life because Chuck Norris would appear and take him on a mission every time he opened one. Of course Arcibaldo doesn't buy it and leaves disgusted, but then...
    Rat-Man opens the book Arcibaldo gave him
    Chuck Norris: "Get up! There are smugglers to stop at pier 13."
  • The final story arc has, among his characters, Mr. Mouse, a Shallow Parody of Mickey Mouse who owns pretty much everything and has a Running Gag of throwing sheep down his Heliocarrier (a parody of Marvel's Helicarrier. Of course, Disney owns Marvel too...).
  • In the early story "Immutable Doom", Rat-Man reached a monastery in Tibet, having heard they would forge invincible armours. The monks explain him they do, but only if you fail into controlling your mind, as succeeding in that would actually make you invincible, and any outburst of rage would be punished with a piece of armour, and then assign him as a room mate to a former scientist who came there to quash his hate and rage, and had not a single piece of armour on himself. The former scientist's name? Victor Von Doom. Three guesses on why, by the end of the story, Victor had a full armour and got kicked out.
    • At the end of the story, Rat-Man is a day late into delivering cosmic rays-proof shielding to a spaceport, shielding that should be installed on an experimental spaceship whose launch has been postponed. The spaceship's builder? Nobody important, some doctor named Richards... Who hijacked the ship and launched it before Rat-Man's eyes.
  • 299+1, Shallow Parody of guess-what, pulls one off well enough when Leonidas delivers one of the most iconic lines of the comic movie.
    Leonidas: "Spartans! What's your job?"
    Spartans: AHU-AHU-AHU!
    Rat-Man: "I'M A HAIRDRESSER!"
  • During issue #104 Brakko and Jordan are talking about Brakko having two days to arrest Rat-Man, and Jordan explains that if he had to arrest a friend he'll tell him to run and count to 20 before giving chase, knowing that, having trouble remembering what comes after 12, he'd give him a huge headstart. Later, we have this situation:
    Brakko: "Jordan? This is my office!"
    Jordan: "I know, sir. I'm really sorry. RUN!"
    *Brakko realizes Jordan has to arrest him and starts running*
    Jordan: "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve..."
    Jordan: "Twelve..."
    *Brakko comes back*
    Jordan: "Oh, thank you!"
    *Brakko runs away again, and Jordan continues counting*
  • The The Walking Dead parody has Bambi's mother returning from the dead... As a Flesh-Eating Zombie.
  • "Titanic 2000", the Titanic parody... With Rose replaced by a blow-up doll. That's just the start.
  • Ortolani's way to abuse the N-Word Privileges: Brakko's mother-in-law, black just like him, being horribly racist against black and, apparently not realizing she and her daughter Clara are black too, constantly insulting him due his race and telling Clara to find herself "a nice white man, just like you".
  • During the "Grande Magazzi" storyline (a Harry Potter parody), the whole subplot about the "Philosopher's Woman"-that is, a female so annoying and unfaithful to be deadly (an alternate name for the Philospher's Woman is "sgnaccamarroni", an Italian way to say someone is so annoying they break a man's testicles just by talking to them). The fact any woman could become one is why the Magic School is boys only... And to defeat Valdifass, Oler Magazzi (AKA Rat-Man playing Harry) is sent to recruit not just one, but the one that used to date Valdifass and turned him into a half-toad creature by dumping him.
    • When Valdifass meets his ex, that he still loves, she proceeds to torment him so badly everyone starts pitying him. Then she explains she wants to marry him because she's pregnant... Of his best friend Franchino. That's when he starts crying blood. After that she starts reading a love poem to Franchino, titled "Come in, Franchino", flooring the poor Valdifass and even electrocuting him, slowly killing him under the horrified looks of the Magic School students, Valdifass' men, and even Darth Vader (who is another victim)... Then Vader grabs the woman, starts taking the poem-caused electrocution on himself and throws her down the Death Star shaft, making her explode and finally freeing the world from that sgnaccamarroni. Everyone is left looking at the scene in the same shock of a first-time reader after seeing the scene.

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