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  • Fountain of Memes: Many of the voicelines are generally quotable, but the Foppish voiceset's lines seem to be the most memetic, with both the hilarious voice and the elaborate taunts.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • Much like western fans towards the symbiosis between Red Dead Redemption II and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, medieval fans rejoiced when Mordhau released alongside Season 8 of Game of Thrones. As a result of this overlap, many player-created characters you see on the battlefield will be based on GOT characters. The most popular among them are Jon Snow, the Mountain, young Robert Baratheon, Arthur Dayne, and Oberyn Martell.
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    • Somewhat naturally it has some decent overlap with the Chivalry: Medieval Warfare fandom.
    • Again, there is a natural overlap between Mordhau fans and For Honor fans, as it's pretty common practice and to expect that. There will be people running around cosplaying as some of the classes of the Knight/Legion faction, such as Wardens, Lawbringers, Conquerors and more.
  • Gameplay Derailment: The Lute item is a Joke Item which is barely a weapon as you'd expect, but with the help of a mod, can be used for players to actually play music with. Some players thus amuse themselves by doing this for the entirety of the match and ignoring the actual battle (and hoping it does the same to them). Naturally, people debate about how to treat this - some players think there's no reason to mess with those people's fun and would even go so far as to try to physically defend the "bards", others think it's basically a fancy way for trolling and refusing to help one's team, some ignore them until they happen to get too close to the objective...
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  • Goddamned Bats: The little red dwarves that show up around wave 19 in Horde mode. Their only attack is to throw a firebomb, which is easy enough to deal with in an open field, but will quickly ruin any defenses you have set up and chase you out of any advantageous choke points you may have.
  • Good Bad Bugs:
  • Memetic Mutation:
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    • This thread about the alpha playerbase suffering Sanity Slippage from time without an update spawned its share, two of which ("YEET" as a word said from sheer mental deterioration, and tomatoes as squat things that were once human but now just keep throwing smokebombs and use crap weapons on purpose) were ascended in both the YEET emblem and tomatoes showing up in Horde mode with firepots.
    • *KRUNCH* Explanation 
    • Bards. Thanks to the lute, a program called Lutebot that lets one play properly and even use MIDI files, and proper attire options, it's perfectly possible for players to go out with a bard and just jam behind their allies, be it for morale or trolling. And people are likely to try and murder you if you try to kill them.
    • GRUG SMASH Explanation 
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: The lack of moderation and report features in the game and on the official forums has given rise to a high amount of hate speech, especially of the racial sort. Statements from the developers that they would implement a feature to toggle female characters on and off once they were added to the game (as well as a misinterpretation that the same would be applied to non-white characters that the developers clarified was never true) fueled the controversy even further.
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