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The Teufort Nine, but amazing.

Meet the Amazing Team, also called either Meet the Amazing or Meet the Amazing TF2, is a series of web animations, based on Team Fortress 2 created by Michael "Piemations" Pitts, who's also behind Friendship Is Doomsday and Suction Cup Man.

You can watch the full series here

Meet the Amazing Team provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Saxton Hale, who gets both teams fired (along hiring Merasmus to get BLU's briefcase to get their bases destroyed) so he can turn it into an animal reserve. For him to beat said animals to death.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Just a teeny tiny bit, but the brothers Redmond and Blutarch Mann show up without a Life Extender Machine and are looking well. That is until they decide to shoot each other, dying that way instead of being stabbed by Gray Mann in canon.
    • Compared to his canon self (or at least his post-2014 self), Merasmus is surprisngly competent and is able to take more punishment than Saxton Hale.
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  • Art Evolution: As the series goes on, the lines become finer, the characters look better, and the motion improves. Compare the original Meet The Amazing Spy and its 2015 remake.
  • Badass Boast: Saxton gives one to Pyro before they fight:
    So I'm gonna give you two options: either we fight so you can get revenge and ruin my plans, or you can leave immediately because I will rip your spine out of your ass if you pick option one!
  • Big Damn Heroes: BLU Soldier coming to save his Pyro from Saxton Hale.
  • Butt-Monkey: Both Medics can't seem to catch a break. Not even on Meet the Amazing Medic.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • The Pyro vs Saxton Hale, as expected. It takes BLU Soldier's intervention to tilt the scales in the former's favour.
    • The last episode's confrontation between RED and BLU ends up with the latter's quick surrender, because the supply lines have dried up and BLU Scout wasted the stockpiled supplies.
      • Following that later in the episode is the mercenaries' battle against Saxton Hale. With the exception of the BLU Heavy, none of them managed to land a single hit on Hale, and the man makes light work of their efforts to fight.
      • Immediately after that, a powered-up BLU Medic prepares to fight Saxton Hale once he beats Merasmus, and makes short work of him.
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  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Pyro managed to get some health back with Mad Milk during the fight with Hale, and managed to hit the man himself a few times, but that didn't help them much.
  • Disney Villain Death: Pyro pushes Saxton of the rooftop of Mann Co's headquarters. It doesn't work, so he throws in a frag grenade to finish the job.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: In Meet the Amazing Merasmus, Saxton Hale wants the eponymous wizard to turn Pyro into this for a more satisfying match-up. The spell hits Medic instead.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: Soldier's oversized helmet, natch. Deconstructed in Meet the Amazing Soldier, where the RED Soldier forces everyone to wear the exact same helmets. This results in the RED Team being severely handicapped, as they're unable to see what they're doing.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Meet the Amazing Merasmus, RED Sniper's bullet from his sniper rifle ends up missing his intended target (Saxton Hale) and ends up ricocheting off of multiple objects before hitting away his rifle, forcing him to use his Kukri.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: In Meet the Amazing Demoman, a BLU Demo, forced to quit drinking by his team, tries to get booze from a RED Pyro. Unsurprisngly, it turns out to be petrol.
  • Nice Hat: RED Spy in the shorts wears the Ghastly Gibus cosmetic (a worn out top hat). The BLU Scout lampshades it in Meet the Amazing Merasmus.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Meet the Amazing Merasmus was originally supposed to focus on the wizard himself, but focus switched to Saxton Hale during production, with Merasmus being The Heavy (in a Tv Tropes sense, not in the TF2 sense).
  • Not Quite Dead: During their fight with Hale, Pyro gets their neck broken, only to reveal they had used the Dead Ringer Spy borrowed them.
  • The Reveal: Pyro was Saxton Hale's receptionist and got brainwashed and given the Pyrovision Goggles after they saw Hale's plans to "punch everything into extinction".
  • Schmuck Bait: In Meet The Amazing Spy, a BLU Spy convinces the BLU Scout that he wants him to slap his hand, and it isn't a trick. It is. And said Spy's RED.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Meet the Amazing Merasmus, RED Sniper takes out his Kukri after his sniper rifle was shot out of his hand by his own fire to fight Saxton Hale. When Saxton Hale approaches him, he cowers for a bit before immediately dipping out.
    Sniper: On second thought, I think it's time for lunch. See ya, mates!
  • Serial Escalation: The first animation was a crudely drawn single joke about a disguised Spy, whereas the last two have a coherent plot with long fight scenes and use custom-made voice lines as oppposed to splicing in-game ones.
  • The Stinger: The booze in Amazing Demo was enchanted by Merasmus.
    • So was the unicorn headwear in Amazing Soldier .
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: The BLU Demoman in Meet the Amazing Demoman goes on a rampage with the Eyelander after getting drunk in the beginning of the episode. After his team forces him to quit cold turkey, he grabs a bottle left behind by his RED counterpart and somehow ends up launching a rocket powerful enough to take out both teams' bases.
  • Would Hit a Girl: BLU Pyro (if Pyro ISN'T a girl, that is), knocks out the receptionist upon arriving to Mann Co Headquarters.


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