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Left 4 Dead: The Maniac by Yohan-Gas-Mask Left 4 Dead: The Maniac by Yohan-Gas-Mask
The Maniac, mechanically, works in a similar way to The Witch. He is initially passive, but if angered, is an utterly terrifying foe. Armed with a chainsaw, his attacks are equal to that of a Witch in power.

The Maniac wanders around, moaning and blind due to constant self harming. The gashes, lack of fingers, eyes and lower jaw are all down to his insane hatred of everything. Unlike The Witch, he wanders during the day, or the night. He tends to hang around fires to keep warm, and is attracted to noise. The mumbling of infected draw him, which makes him a danger to both sides. If he wanders into an infected, he kills them out of cold blood, simply for getting in the way of his blind wanderings. The constant noises made by most special infected also attract him, which can cause problems for the infected as well.

Gunshots will attract him, but with more vigour. If you shoot at all while in his presence, he will shamble swiftly towards the origin of the gunshot. If the survivor is still there, he will attack them. On easy through to advance, this means instant incapacitation, and then swift death after that. On expert, or realism mode, instant death is all you can expect.

If you shoot him directly, then his senses go into overdrive, and he will peruse his attacker like a Witch, until they are dead. If he kills the person responsible, he will run away, flailing his chainsaw around triumphantly, which within itself is a danger to anyone nearby.

If The Maniac and The Witch are encountered together, something strange happens. The Maniac, possibly entranced by her crying, will stand over her like a guardian, and The Witch, possibly feeling safe under her guardian, will stop crying, and will sing, possibly in order to keep him from leaving. When together like this, they become stationary, but even more dangerous. Aggravate them, and the death of just the attacker won’t be enough. ALL the survivors will be targeted. Working together, they will periodically kill off every player, one at a time. The only way to stop them is to kill one of them. This causes the other to stop and mourn for their lost ally. After that, their behaviour reverts to normal.

When wandering, The theme of The Maniac sounds like: [link]

The theme becomes intensified if the Maniac is bothered by a gunshot.

If he is shot directly, he becomes enraged and his theme changes to: [link]

He isn’t playable in verses, has 1000 health, and is found as often as a Witch.

Fan Version: [link]

Trivia:
-The Maniac has cut off his thumbs, which make his hands look the one used in the L4D logo.
-Most of the ideas behind this are either nicked from Killing Floor's Skrake or [link]
-His chainsaw is based on the one from the beta, and he drops it when killed, allowing the player to wield it. It usually drops with only 25% to 75% of the gas still in it, but it NEVER runs out so long as he’s holding it.
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:icondarkjoey147:
DarkJoey147 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
this is amazing and needs to happen
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Heh, I have many more than these.
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DarkJoey147 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
i would really like to see this happen or at least a mod the only thing i don't care about is the maniac singing with the witch that's just....weird but overall awesome job and you'r other are sweet too.
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:iconkeziin:
Keziin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"It's almost beautiful, in its twisted, sick, fucked-up way..."
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Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the maniac have a instant-kill spot like the witch when you shoot in the back with an auto shotgun while she's standing up?
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
It functions in the same way. Hit him in the head at point blank with the shotgun and you'll get him.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok thanks I was just wondering if it could happen
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive been thinking of a boss infected not special want to hear about it?
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Do tell.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please tell me what you think of the Creeper
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I shall when I get round to it.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks
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Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Creeper (idk whats a good name for it)

The creeper has a tattered cloak around most of his body except for his eyes and feet so those are the weak points. The creeper's cloak would be like a weak armor that cant be broken.

The creeper is a mysterious zombie who can actually steal a weapon for a primary. when he steals the weapon he also claws at the survivor. His secondary would be that he opens his cloak and sends mini versions of him that latch on and do damage per second. The creepers speed is like a tank on fire in the original game (which was actually pretty fast for a tank). He would have 3000 health on easy 3500 on normal 4000 on hard and 5000 on expert. The primary is actually very stromg doing 10 on easy 15 on normal 20 on hard and 25 on expert. The DPS that the secoondary does is 3 on easy 5 on normal 7 on hard and 10 on expert. He would be a replacement for the tank in some levels so if you fight this dude make sure he doesn't get too close to you XD
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Erm...this seems kinda daemonic for something like L4D.

Also, the game mechanics seem kinda confusing.

I have a few ideas on how to improve it.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But basically the second attack can be used from a range(about half the smoker's tounge) and is basically like poison damage
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Creeper should be wearing scraps of plastic and a bin bag. More realistic.

The weapon stealing thing is already in use with thing I'm designing, so just having a standard but powerful melee attack should suffice.

Instead of spawning mini versions of himself from inside the cloak, there would be gaps in the plastic he is covered in, and tentacles emerge from those gaps; these can snap off, turning into leech-like creatures that slither along the ground to attack foes.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds alot better thanks for your opinion :) So you dont want any changes to the health or speed? or do you think its fine?
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Not particularly no. Seems fine.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay i would like to hear them :D
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REV6Pilot Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
I'll be honest, this Infected is redundant, and not as good as the others you designed.
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:iconkyeclifford:
KyeClifford Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Me: *Shots the Maniac* :trollface: *Runs away while testing the maniac*
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
[link]

Maniac: *screams and runs you down, slicing you in half with the chainsaw*
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:iconkyeclifford:
KyeClifford Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
UGHNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN...*Takes up detonater and reweals a c4 chest* KABOOM MOTHA FAKA *Explosion*
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Deidara-4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT DUDE, FEAR FACTORY AS HIS THEME? YOU'RE GENIUS!!! ... But one thing; I don't exactly see how the relations with the Witch would work out that well.
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:iconsome-genius:
Some-Genius Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They are probably both lonely or they loved each other as humans and remember their relationship :D
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I don't know. If they come across each other in-game they just stick together and attack anyone who gets near :shrug:
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:icondeidara-4:
Deidara-4 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Digital Artist
._.
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Yep, it;s nasteh
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:icondd38:
DD38 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I draw him if you want to see it
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Ok ;)

Tell me when you're done!
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:icondd38:
DD38 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I've got the uncolored version in my gallery and im coloring it right now
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Awesome :3
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:icondd38:
DD38 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
there's the colored one!
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Wow :meow:
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:icondahksinol:
dahksinol Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Uh.... So, he's a skrake version right? So, *picks up KF chainsaw* Bring it! They don't call me Skrake Slayer fur nothing!
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Well, he's inspired by a Skrake, but he's an enemy in L4D
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:icondahksinol:
dahksinol Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
yeah, good point,at least I still get to pwn some speci look-a-likes when I play L4D
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
>:3
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:icondfjack-the-riper:
DFjack-the-riper Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
cool
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
The male Witch equivilent ;)
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:iconrandomness2k9:
Randomness2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Him and the Witch sound like this guys concept of the Warlock: [link]

I also have an 'Insane' called The Maniac.
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Read the Trivia XD

Sorry :(
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:iconrandomness2k9:
Randomness2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
No need to be sorry. Just sayin'
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I DID kinda steal that other guys idea, but apart from the tag-team attack thing, everything else I made up myself.
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:iconrandomness2k9:
Randomness2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
You CAN take a look at the 'Insanes' I made up for my L4D ideas if ya want.
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
But they aren't finished yet :S
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:iconrandomness2k9:
Randomness2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
True... I meant looking at the Journal.
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Got side-tracked by Witches, sorry ^^;
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:iconcrazygameguy:
crazygameguy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Whoa... I can imagine this guy in game...
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
My work here is done then :iconsocuteplz:
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