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Flashdeck Animations are a series of online animations by the animator Flash Deck based around the Counter-Strike series, mostly Counter-Strike: Source. It ran infrequently from 2003 to 2009, and has accumulated over 163 million views on Youtube. Comedy-based, the series has a roster of characters, each based off a Counter-Strike-player stereotype, fighting each other in a typical game of Counter-Strike.

It was originally going to have a big "movie" and sequel to the series' magnum opus, ''De_dust2'', in 2013 titled ''Hacker's Wrath'', but the Kickstarter failed and the series was supposedly cancelled for good.

It's composed of five primary episodes of the aforementioned regular matches, consisting of:

  • CS_mansion
  • CS_assault
  • De_dust
  • De_Aztec
  • De_dust2

A few additional shorts were made for it, including:

  • Baletastic (a recreation of the infamous Christian Bale breakdown)
  • Newbie's First Headshot (a De_dust2 outtake)
  • Sniping Lesson With Camper (starring Newbie and Camper)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Trailer
  • Counter-Strike: Striker's Rampage (starring Striker)
  • Newbie helps (a De_dust2 outtake)
  • Target Practice with Newbie (starring Newbie)

The series provides examples of:

  • The Ace / One-Man Army: "FD God", based off the typical super-skilled players, is this for the Terrorists and is fittingly the creator's favourite. "SWAT" is this for the Counter-Terrorists.
    • In Striker's Rampage, "Striker" kills all the 6 Terrorists by himself.
  • Ax-Crazy: "Killer" is based after the super aggressive tryhards, and is fittingly equipped with a devil motif.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: There is no good or evil, but in the context of the game, the Terrorists are the villains, and they win thanks to "Dumbass" in "De_dust2".
  • Butt-Monkey: "Striker"'s character is based around the fact that he's always the first to die, which infuriates him to no end.
    • Newbie is also one, but this is brought on by his terrible incompetence.
  • Character Signature Song: Camper's is "Camper One More Time", and he's not modest about it.
  • Cold Sniper: "Camper", who favors the AWP and is a fairly competent and very laid-back player.
    • "Assassin" is one too.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Counter-Terrorists are all some shade of blue and the Terrorists are all black or grey, although "Killer" is red.
  • Combat Breakdown: In "De_aztec", SWAT and FD God's battle have them shooting each other with their assault rifles first, then after running out of ammo, switched to their guns, then after running out of ammo again, they go hand-to-hand combat with each other.
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  • Cool Shades: The Ace "SWAT" has a stylish pair to emphasize his badassery. It also protects him from flashbangs as shown in "De_dust".
  • The Ditz: The appropriately named "Dumbass", who is based off players who dick around rather than seriously play the game.
    • "Newbie" is also one due to being so inexperienced.
  • Enemy Mine: In the cancelled Hacker's Wrath, the Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists were going to team up against Hacker and his Hackeroids.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In "De aztec", each character is introduced with a close-up and quote.
    • "The Pro", an average tryhard, grunts "I want my revenge!"
    • "Dumbass", a ditzy lunatic, screams "AUGHWAHUWAHAAA!"
    • "Assassin", a skilled sniper, says "Kill all newbies!"
    • "Killer", a hardcore tryhard, roars "I got ammo!"
    • "Striker", a hot-shot, says "I'm fast as lightning!"
    • "Lagger", who has an unplayably terrible connection, goes "Fucking Lagged!"
    • "Freekill", a cocky and frustrated player, complains "I hate pop-ups!"
    • "Psycho", a cowardly and cocky player, claims "MP5 is da best!"
    • "SWAT", a proud badass, goes "Go Newgrounds!"
    • "Camper", an incredibly patient and elusive sniper, whispers "It's time..."
    • "Newbie", a newcomer who can barely play the game, complains "I can't shoot!"
    • "FD God", the badass series mascot, yells "Flashdeck Rulz!"
  • Gamer Chick: There was going to be a "Girl Gamer" in Hacker's Wrath.
  • Groin Attack: In the fourth episode, Psycho kicks Dumbass straight in the balls before blowing his brains out.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In the fourth episode, Killer asks "Anyone ever wonder how we could play and type at the same time?"
  • The Quiet One: Everyone is mostly voiceless and only infrequently talk via text, but Camper stands out thanks to being a Cold Sniper and The Stoic.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: One of the series badasses, Camper, loves the Britney Spears parody song "Camper One More Time" so much, he sings it aloud and micspams it when he's bored, which, as a camper, happens a lot.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: "Killer" sports a glowing one.
  • The Rival: FD God and SWAT are equally skilled and on the opposing teams.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: "The Pro" only THINKS he's a pro. He's actually just an average player. Although he does get to kill FD God in "De_dust2".
  • The Stoic: Even when an unpinned grenade is laying next to him, Camper doesn't emote whatsoever.

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