|The A.T.P. soldat, as seen in DISSENTER and onwards.|
|Debut:||Madness Combat 7.5|
|Appearances:||12 (3 non-canon)|
|Kills:||8 (4 non-canon)|
|Deaths:||50 (16 non-canon)|
|Enemies:||Hank, Sanford, Deimos, Jesus, 2BDamned|
A.T.P. Soldats (Meaning "soldier" in French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Russian), also known as Advanced Soldats and Agent Mk0s, are upgrades of the l33t agents and were planned variants to the A.T.P. engineers. They are similar to the Engineers in which they are both a part of A.A.H.W.'s Accelerated Training Program and have yellow blood. However, they wear surgically attached yellow eyepieces instead of masks and appear to be more specialized and skilled fighters.
They are much stronger and more skilled than A.T.P. engineers. This is likely due to the fact that A.T.P. Engineers debuted before the A.T.P. Soldats, in the timeline, the Engineers appeared in Madness Combat 5.5, whilst the Soldats first appeared in Madness Combat 7.5. However, it is implied they are not very bright: in Madness Combat 7.5 they are shown to be reckless and impatient; and in DISSENTER a Soldat obeys orders (Falsified by 2BDamned) to fire explosives at his own teammates.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Madness Combat 7.5
- 1.2 Madness Combat 9.5
- 1.3 Madness Combat 11: Expurgation
- 1.4 CHASE.fla
- 1.5 SACRIFICE.fla
- 1.6 ANAMNESIS.fla
- 1.7 POWERLESS.fla
- 1.8 DedmosRebuilt.fla
- 1.9 DISSENTER
- 1.10 An Experiment
- 1.11 Incident: 110A
- 1.12 Incident: 1000A
- 1.13 ROMP.FLA
- 1.14 Madness: Project Nexus (Classic)
- 1.15 MADNESS: Project Nexus
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Navigation
- 4 References
The A.T.P. soldats were first seen in Madness Combat 7.5.
According to this diagram, the A.T.P. soldats are created as an upgrade to the l33t agent and are of the same rank as A.T.P. engineers. This screen also states that the characteristics of these agents include aggression, malevolence, and agility.
The first two A.T.P. soldats appeared in an observation room having an online chat session, under the screen name "OBSV032," with the Auditor. After seeing Sanford and Deimos clear a room of agents, they left with a Five-seven and an MP7 to "get them." However, it was only after they leave that the Auditor tells them that they are no match, since the A.T.P. engineers have not yet upgraded them. Despite being able to blind Deimos with a flashbang, the two soldats were easily killed by Sanford.
At the end of Madness Combat 7.5, in an act of desperation, an A.T.P engineer initiated an upgrade in the advanced soldat production. Although they fared much better than agents and engineers (they demonstrated somewhat high resilience, as although lower-ranking agents and engineers were killed easily by unarmed attacks, the soldats survived multiple punches and other attacks ), they are still killed by Deimos and Sanford, who were wielding melee weapons. After this failure, a close up of the terminal screen indicated that a critical error had occurred in the system and that initiating the soldat upgrade temporarily halted the unit production. It also specified that the agent and advanced engineering units would be unaffected.
A.T.P. Soldats appear prominently in The Other Place. Hank mocks them for only having one eye, this being the first time he has ever met them chronologically.
A.T.P. soldats returned in Madness Combat 11: Expurgation for the first time in a canon episode since Madness 7.5. They appear as some of the A.A.H.W. units summoned by Tricky in the purgatory dimension Hank and Sanford were sent to. All of them were killed by either Hank or Sanford.
Three A.T.P. soldats pursue Deimos into another dimension, where they are killed by his lever-action shotgun. Notably, the soldats that were seen in the animation wear body armor from Madness: Project Nexus.
An A.T.P. soldat wielding an Automag V is Deimos' first victim in the short, bludgeoned to death with his own pistol, and two more soldats are killed with the pistol.
The shotgunner soldat's corpse from the previous short appears at the beginning of the animation.
A single soldat appears in the animation at the end, bursting from rock, having smaller rocks on his face and holding a melee weapon.
Two soldats appear in this animation. One is at cliff receiving orders from a terminal to fire a stun bomb through the window of an unknown building. Another one is part of the A.A.H.W assault team and later gets killed by the main soldat who fired a rocket at the door, killing the other soldat with the splash damage. The main soldat gets killed by 2BDamned using a sniper rifle, firing a bullet that goes through the binoculars, into his eye and through his head.
The A.T.P Soldat makes another appearance in this short. Like other enemies that have already been redrawn in DISSENTER and DedmosRebuilt.fla, the A.T.P Soldat has not been redesigned. Their first appearance in this short is one of them pushing an A.T.P. Engineer into a room. The same A.T.P Soldat that pushed the A.T.P Engineer into a room then went to a room with a Scientist watching a TV screen that is saying "HAZARD," marking the birth of Scrapeface. Shortly after, the A.T.P Soldat dies from either glitching too much or gets killed by Scrapeface by knocking him back.
The A.T.P. soldats are seen in this episode as some of the "100 sinners." They appear in a much smaller number than the l33t agents, but in larger numbers than the engineers. Despite their supposedly improved abilities, they did not seem to fare much better than other enemy units.
Exactly 1 A.T.P. soldat appears in the episode, killed by Hank almost immediately.
The A.T.P. soldats, known as Agent Mk0's in-game, appear as enemies in Madness: Project Nexus (Classic). They have high TAC-bar health, making them harder to kill than grunts, agents and Agent Mk1s. They also dodge more often and move faster, making it more difficult to close on them in close combat.
Soldats appear alongside A.T.P. engineers in the back rooms of Arena Combat Mode. A.T.P. soldats are the most aggressive and bullet-resistant form of zombie in Zombie Arena Mode. In the Story Mode, they only appear in the later levels of Episode 1.
ATP soldats appear in certain stages of Project Nexus' Story mode and Arena mode, such as the normal difficulty variant of the murder room. They retain their TAC-BARs from the first game and are more offensive fighters.
The Nexus Core also possesses soldats, however these sport red blood (having no connection to the AAHW), red eyepieces, a balaclava, a red beret, armor, pauldrons and an earpiece. This variation of the soldat has high combat prowess, possessing three corpus blocks and capable of dual-wielding melee weapons.
- Krinkels said he might start upping the skills of engineers and Soldats, to make them stand out a bit more, something that would be delivered on in Madness Combat 9.5, with the Soldats displaying noticeably better acrobatic skill and aim than the standard agents.
- The eyepieces that the Soldat's wear are called OBSV Goggles, as observed within the files of Project Nexus (Classic).
- The first Soldat fought by Hank appeared to be extremely self-conscious of his single eye, as he responded angrily when Hank taunted him by pointing to his own eyes.
- Although unknown if intentional, the yellow-colored blood of Engineers and Soldats might imply that they do not have hemoglobin's (a protein that carries oxygen throughout the bloodstream and gives blood it's red color) in their body. This may further imply that they do not need as much oxygen as normal Madness Combat characters.
- When asked if a Soldat would be a good instructor, Krinkels said they could either potentially teach you how to be as Soldat-y as can be, or just throw you off a cliff.