I have to start by saying I am thrilled that you have started animating again Krinkels. I hope you manage to save some time to keep doing it, because seeing the beginnings of what became your career is definitely something your fans don't want to see go away any time soon. That being said here's my thoughts on the video.
I have been watching Krinkels animations for a long time now. Not when MC was conceived, but I was about 14 when I found them and i'm 23 now. Re-watching these and reading the comments reminds me how things in the world of Madness Combat aren't explained in a manner that is obvious. I always made my own theories and was able to suss out some of the more notable things on my own. Watching this now makes me realize a lot about the time frame of these sub-stories (in the form of Incidents and now the .FLA Macromedia Flash format). This to me seems like it happened some time before the duo pulled up to get Hanks Corpse. It might just be an alternate reality due to this:
The star character has nothing to do with the main story on the bounds that he doesn't need to be, but he might be now. He is powerful enough that he occupies a space in Nevada that isn't hindered by the program due to the fact that it states "Problem Detected" in the consoles HUD and promptly sends Stanford and Deimos through a hole that isn't clearly to the outside of the building. I watched it a couple times and I believe that by the size of the building and considering the catwalk they come in on, I THINK it is architecturally sound to the point that it is entirely possible that it just sends them down a floor.
Either way, I think they are sent to a different space where they can be killed without repercussion. Maybe FLA is similar to how the incidents are, plots designed by Krinkels for fun and just that. However I think there is a difference in that while still being "fiction" or in a dream state, the FLAs have some bearing on the canon, since they don't just die in some random free for all, or the tales of some mutant agent's swift death to a normie. It doesn't seem like the other comments caught this, but the next FLA in the series shows Deimos undergoing some hell state, witch according to the canon, makes it entirely possible that he died and went to hell while being killed by one of the two shadow agents created by the Admin. My personal thoughts about "Hell" and its entirety, from what I've found in literature and media is that it isn't a place, but however, a state of mind body and soul within a new reality. Generally something extremely sub par to the norm. The death of Deimos and his being might have some connection to his murderer, but i'm not going to count on it yet. This leads me to believe that if the main story continues, we might see some of these characters and concepts as part of the canon. Anyway, I digress.
Here's the theory I want to be true:
Maybe the star was allied or connected to the two somehow in some particular way, so he and his goons hold a counsel for them to be judged. When the head honcho brands them as betrayed and all the cronies point at the duo, Stanford and Deimos gun down the finger gun felons, possibly knowing the true power of the stars devices. Then, well, you know the rest. The Incidents to me imply that they are just that, random happenings within the world of MC. I'm taking a shot in the dark assuming .FLA means that in his busy day of working on Project Nexus, Krinkels now has the opportunity to see the good old .fla format he used to work with so often. All of this is conjecture and I don't truly believe I have it pinned down. I'm just on my day off. I just watched the new one like 30 minutes ago and in all my excitement I was telling myself "I will never understand what goes on in this motherfuckers mind palace to create this shit, but I love it."
Thanks for all you do, Krinkels and commentators. Keep it up,
My question is...can Hank survive that?
(No higher power allowed)
The guy that had the gun in his head and pulled the trigger is how I wanna go out. He pulls it and he's like "ayy" and finger guns to death. Amazing movie as always, Krinkels!
This flash is one of the reasons i like krinkels so much he is unpredictable. You never know when he will let the good guys win or lose