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Adeptus Ridiculous is a podcast starring the YouTubers Bricky and DKDiamantes (with the occasional guest), in which they discuss the Warhammer 40,000 lore. The editing is done by Quite Shallow (aka Shy). Between episodes, they also do a semi-book club episodes where they discuss various books within the 40k setting, while doing streams that range from one of them (usually Shy) painting minis, to them doing random crap like getting drunk. It started in late 2020 and is still ongoing. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

In 2022, they started a sub-series called Detective Ridiculous which discusses True Crime rather than Warhammer 40,000. It originated as an April Fools joke but it turns out people really liked the idea. It is uploaded on weekends rather than Wednesdays.

Their official website can be found HERE and their YouTube channel can be found HERE. A YouTube playlist with all episodes can be found HERE. They are also present on iHeart, Apple Podcasts, Tunein, Scribd, Castbox, and Stitcher.

Adeptus Ridiculous provides examples of, and discusses:

  • Angrish: Bricky devolves into this several times over the course of the Perturabo episode as he tries to rationalize how awful a person Perturabo is against how skilled he is.
  • Big Word Shout: DK yelling "JESUS!" almost every episode.
  • Black Comedy: Seeing as this is a lighthearted podcast about Warhammer 40,000 of all things, this is to be expected. But special mention goes to how Bricky chose to start off the "Konrad Curze & the Night Lords" episode:
    Bricky: "Alright, so remember 9/11? Pretty bad, right? I'd say it was pretty bad. So Konrad Curze looked at that, Konrad Curze was like, "I could do better". And that is the story of the Night Lords."
  • Censored for Comedy: In the Officio Assasinorum episode, Shy decides to censor the word "animation".note 
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Their early episodes had thumbnails with official art in them. Starting with the "Origins of the Sisters of Battle" episode, their thumbnails were art made specifically made for them, likely to avoid any legal issues.
  • Enraged by Idiocy:
  • Fan-Disliked Explanation:invoked
    • When discussing Vulkan, Bricky brings up his dislike for the concepts of Perpetuals as an idea, especially in relation to Vulkan being one. He finds it isn't necessary and wishes it didn't exist.
    • In their episode on the Tau, DK became annoyed at the implications that the leaders of the Tau, the Ethereals, use Mind Control to force those under them to follow the idea of the "Greater Good", as he feels it takes away from the Tau's attempts to be a Token Good Teammate, and feels it is unnecessary.
    • Both Bricky and DK react negatively when they learn that, according to some obscure information, Perturabo became a Demon Primarch some time after the Horus Heresy, as both feel it goes against his characterization as a man who dislikes the concept of religion, and hates Demons.
  • Funny Background Event: Shy, the person in charge of providing images for viewers, frequently slides in funny pictures, memes, or just sarcastic text while the other two are talking about something serious.
  • Instant Web Hit: Downplayed and Implied: after uploading a video on Perturabo, people kept sending Bricky messages about how the subreddit /r/Grimdank (the Warhammer 40k meme subreddit) was filled with memes about Perturabo. He brought up this fact in the later Iron Warriors episode.
    DK: "Oh shit, we're celebrities?"
    Bricky: "Woah, wait, calm down there sir."
  • Malaproper: For some reason, DK and later Bricky decided to refer to the daemonculaba as "demon kielbasa" when they first talked about it. When they eventually had an episode on the daemoncubala, they kept doing this, leading to something of Mood Dissonance during the episode.
  • Occidental Otaku: DKDiamantes, who frequently references various anime shows. Bricky doesn't hold too high an opinion of anime, and this often shows when DK reminds him that he's a weeb. Although, Bricky has stated off broadcast he's not an overt hater of anime, as there are animes he likes, he just despises the typical tropes and more cutesier-focused ones and having them recommended to him often despite his distaste.
  • Not So Above It All: Shy likes to act as the gang's frustrated Straight Man. That doesn't stop her from joining in the memes or sending the others extremely weird porn during recording, for no other reason than to mess with them.
    Bricky: "...Shy what the fuck is that?"
  • Long List: Bricky enumerating all squig variants in the Orks episode.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:invoked
    • Due to hating the Ultramarines, DK originally hated Roboute Guilliman, not because he hated the character, but because he was the Primarch of the Ultramarines. By the end of episode focused on said Primarch, DK grew to like him for being a damn good soldier and leader, but avoiding being too perfect. This was amplified by the end of the "Resurrection of Roboute Guilliman" episode, where he finds him to be a lot more likable then he originally thought thanks to the exploration of the man after he reawakens and has to lead the Imperium.
    • Prior to the episode on Perturabo, Bricky mentioned how he really didn't like/care for said Primarch, and didn't think he was interesting due to being something of a Psychopathic Manchild. After researching him, he talks about how he respects the character more due to being damn good at what he does, and appreciates having a Primarch who has human emotions like being petty, something other Primarch's lack.
  • Running Gag:
    • Doge Vandire.
    • Bricky tries to explain something to DK with a video game/TV show/movie reference. DK hasn’t played/seen said game/show/movie. Bricky gives up on the analogy. This has happened several times.
    • DK yelling "JESUS!!!!"
    • Shy showing a picture of Cleveland whenever the other two are describing a particularly horrifying part of the galaxy.
    • Rogal Dorn being illiterate.
    • Perturabo being cringe.
    • "LOL", said (character), "LMAO".
    • Bricky not liking the various memes DK references. Especially "poggers". Or anything related to anime.
      • Balanced out with how DK feels about Fortnite.
      • And by how both of them feel about Among Us memes, which they unintentionally run into on the "Making A Space Marine" episode.
    • Scrotums
    • Dean Kamen (the inventor of the segway) being mentioned when Bricky needs to segway into another topic.
    • DK hates the Ultramarines.
    • Eldar knife-assing.
    • Italian Word Bearers
    • "He's just a little guy."
  • Self-Deprecation: In the episode on Roboute Guilliman, Bricky says that 1d4chan is "great for memes, not great for everything else". Shy puts up a slide that reads "just like adrid then huh".
  • Silent Snarker: Shy is a mute who nonetheless commonly demonstrates her humor through the background images as well as messages to the others.
  • Shout-Out: The show has referenced and even read several other Warhammer 40k fan works, including:
  • So Proud of You: Briky is elated when DK figures out who they're talking about in the Imotekh episode on his own, using nothing but the quote and the things he's learned.
  • Student–Master Team: Bricky being an older Warhammer 40k player, DK being a newbie learning from him.
  • Special Guest: On rare occasions, they will bring along another person to discuss the topics with them. For specifics:
    • Their Death Guard episode features Pat from Pat Stares At.
    • Kirioth TV is a semi-regular guest, usually for episodes dedicated to discussing faction vehicles/tanks/walkers.
    • Their bookclub episode on the novel Ghazghkull features its author Nate Crowley.
  • Worst. Whatever. Ever!: When the episode on the Schola Progenium began, DK decided to advertise the posters of busty Eldar and T'au waifus on Patreon. Bricky was not pleased.
    Bricky: "That was the worst fucking intro I ever heard."