Water-Human (orig. "Człowiek Woda") is a Machinima series, created in Gothic II, which tells the adventures and exploits of the eponymous hero, who apparently "likes to rescue people", but the series instead tells the story of him going on a stroll around the world and the consequences of said stroll. It features a lot of silly humor.
The series was originally in Polish, but English subtitles are available on YouTube.
The character also features in a music video.
This series provides examples of:
- Art Evolution: The series becomes progressively more polished; interface elements stop popping up, and the Head Bob is phased out in favor of actual Mouth Flaps (which are difficult to do in Gothic.)
- Atomic F-Bomb: The Fire-Human, when his game crashes and he has no savegame.
- Berserk Button: Don't call the Large Beetle "little".
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: The Large Beetle, though he's friendly.
- Big "NO!": Twice, and very big ones.
- Brains and Brawn: Waclaw and Bogdan.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It's more or less hole-filled throughout the series, but comes crashing down at the end of episode four.
- Cats Are Mean: Hovercat.
- Creepy Monotone: Hovercat.
- Disney Villain Death: Waclaw.
- Driven to Suicide: Spy.
- Dumb Muscle: Bogdan.
- Elemental Embodiment: The Water-Human might be one, since he actually has blue skin, and some narration in the ending song mentions he's made of nothing but water.
- Even the Subtitler Is Stumped: The ending of episode four, which depicts a very unintelligible conversation over Skype.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Really exaggerated with Fire-Human's servants.
- Gut Feeling: Water-Human sees through the Spy's charade literally by guessing randomly.
- And the Beetle figures out the plot so far through nothing more than a hunch.
- Hand Wave: How the Beetle's reduction in size is explained. Apparently he became smaller because of sea water.
- HeelFace Turn: Bogdan.
- Hidden Depths: The Beetle, who apparently has Psychic Powers and lazors.
- Hilarious Outtakes: End of episode two.
- Kill It with Water: Hovercat. It's a cat, so it fears water.
- Making a Splash: Water-Human.
- Medium Awareness: A couple of gags throughout the series.
- No Title: Episode four.
- Orcus on His Throne: Fire-Human, big time. He literally does nothing except sit on his throne and play Ace Attorney, unaware that his nemesis Water-Human has been brought to his doorstep at one point.
- Playing with Fire: The Fire-Human, and his cronies.
- Precision F-Strike: Waclaw's reaction to when he's told that the Fire-Human refuses to see him now.
- Serendipity Writes the Plot: Why the Large Beetle became small—to create him, the author used a cheat code that makes all the non-player characters large, so it would be impossible to have the large Large Beetle in one shot with normal-sized characters.
- Shout-Out: A lot of them - Leeroy Jenkins, The Angry Video Game Nerd, Ace Attorney.
- Squick: Water-Human's reaction to seeing the Wolf's last text message.
- Wacky Wayside Tribe: Pretty much the entire episode two. Though David is later off-handedly integrated with the plot.
- Walk Into Camera Obstruction: Episode one has the villain walk into the screen at the end of one scene. The camera ends up partially glitching into his body.
- Wandering Minstrel: The Music-Human.