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The Awesome Series is a series of Video Game parody flash cartoons, well known for the cheesy, and strangely high quality, animation style and reaction faces. The series is most commonly associated with the flash artist Egoraptor who started the series.
On February the third, 2006, Egoraptor uploaded Metal Gear Awesome to the flash animation sharing site Newgrounds.com
The parody made fun of the various plot holes in the video game Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation (and later GameCube remake, Metal Gear Solid; the Twin Snakes), but also gave player reactions, a load of 4th wall jokes, and over the top reactions. These kind of jokes would go on to become a mainstay in the series. Egoraptor rapidly developed a relatively large fanbase.
On May 30th, 2008, Egoraptor began uploading the Awesome Series to Youtube, purportedly because other users were "stealing his views" by uploading videos of his animations without permission. This gave the series a much larger audience.
Interest Over Time
The Series & Fanbase
The Awesome Series consists of videos parodying popular video games. Common themes are, as mentioned above are over the top reactions, 4th wall jokes, and plot holes.
The Awesome Series has continued to produce popular videos since it's inception. Of these, 40 have been made available on youtube by Egoraptor. Egoraptor's videos also continue to experience extreme popularity on Newgrounds.com, where the series originated.
The Awesome Series has spawned many copycat videos, tributes, and parodies, most of them from Newgrounds. A few examples of these are as follows:
Grand Theft Awesome