|Madness Combat 4: Apotheosis|
Hank having just driven into two guards
|Music:||Sean Hodges, Bill Douglas, DJ Birdy|
|Track(s):||MC4 Track, Heaven In A Wild Flower "Sad music", Chicken Dance|
|Release date:||June 3, 2004|
|Protagonist(s):||Hank J. Wimbleton|
|Main antagonist(s):||Jesus, Tricky|
|Previous:||Madness Combat 3: Avenger|
|Next:||Madness Combat 5: Depredation|
Madness Combat 4: Apotheosis is the fourth episode in the Madness Combat series by Krinkels and the first installment in the "Tricky saga". It involves Hank J. Wimbleton as the protagonist once again, hunting down Tricky in Club M. It was released on June 3rd, 2004.
The episode begins with an intro, showing Hank being bandaged after being shot by Jesus at the end of Madness Combat 2: Redeemer (subtitled "NO REGRET"), then again being bandaged after being impaled by Jesus' sword at the ending of Madness Combat 3: Avenger (subtitled "NO REMORSE"), Tricky putting on an iron mask (subtitled "NO REASON"), and a short scene where Hank quickly dispatches four grunts with two pistols before firing at the viewer (subtitled "ONLY MADNESS") before ending with "SOMEWHERE IN NEVADA..."
The animation opens with Hank driving in his car towards Club M, crashing into two smokers leaning against a wall when he gets there. He then exits his car, arming himself with a suppressed M-10 and puts an M1911 in his pocket, and then he enters the club. He easily shoots his way through the guards, and gets an AK-47 after his M-10 runs out of ammo. He sets the AK-47 to "mega"— fully automatic operation— and brutally kills more grunts. He also encounters the very first 1337 agent of the series, whom he kills with a baton and steals his Desert Eagle.
He makes his way around the corner of the room, killing more grunts and obtaining a dragon sword from its owner. After killing a grunt who threatened to shoot Hank with a dropped MP5, he proceeds to the next room, killing grunts with the MP5 and an iron pipe.
In the basement of the building, Tricky is being a DJ in front of a crowd of grunts. Hank shoots Tricky from the very opposite side of the room, but Tricky simply gets up and commands the grunts to have at him. Hank makes his way to Tricky, slice-and-dicing every grunt standing in his way.
Pushing the tip of his sword to Tricky's mask, Hank prepares to do what he came for and kill Tricky, when out of nowhere, Jesus smashes the door in, crushing a grunt that cowered from Hank and smoked a cigarette in the meantime. With him, Jesus brought the 1337 agent, zombified to obey and assist Jesus with a G36. Jesus raises his hands and zombifies the entire dead crowd. The ones still able to stand up have at Hank, who kills the crowd again with his M1911 and sword, making his way to the entrance of the room to kill Jesus and the 1337 agent assisting him. As Hank engages, the zombified 1337 agent draws his gun and fires multiple rounds at Hank's body. Hank's adept agility allows him to deflect most of the bullets with the sword, but he fails to block one and gets shot in the neck, falling to the ground and even startling Tricky.When the zombified agent aims his gun on Hank's head to finish him, Hank quickly grabs his sword and slices the agent's head through the middle. In a final attempt to retaliate, Jesus grabs his Desert Eagle and penetrates Hank's body with a few more shots. Hank, realizing he does not have a lot of time, takes a detonator he hid out under his garment and blows himself up with a suicide bomb, killing Jesus in the process. Tricky, who was watching the fight, just shrugs and puts on the Techno Chicken Dance. The episode ends with the text 'And he danced...'
- "Apotheosis" is defined as the highest point of development of something, or reaching a divine status. It is fittingly named as Krinkels thinks of Apotheosis as his favorite and best episode he's made.
- This episode was originally going to be the end of the series.
- The preloader for the episode shows Hank holding a large sword over his back, and when the animation starts playing, Hank throws the sword at a grunt.
- This marks the only kill and appearence the widesword has ever gotten.
- Unless outdoors is counted, the last room where Tricky is a DJ has more kills than any other room in the series.
- A grunt who is smoking in Club M does not do anything, even in his zombie form. He simply spectated the massacre in the club and he let off a drop of perspiration in shock and awe. He proceeds to smoke a cigarette, but is quickly crushed by Jesus breaking the door down. After being revived, he didn't even get the chance to put up a fight and was quickly eliminated by Hank.
- There was a grunt, who was decapitated by Hank, but got his head and body turned into a zombie and still remained dead.
- This is the first episode to feature characters with two feet from all views.
- This is the first episode to feature the new "realistic zombies".
- This is the first episode to feature an agent.
- In the beginning cutscene, the Desert Eagle used in Madness Combat 2: Redeemer is designed differently than in the actual animation. Cut to Jesus stabbing Hank in MC3, and Hank is also holding a Mossberg 500 that is differently styled.
- This episode so far is the first to introduce a FPS-style in the animation series, as the camera shows Hank aiming the iron sights and firing his MP5 at Tricky.
- This is the first time a character's brain is shown. The second time a brain is shown is in Incident: 110A.