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Mad Mel
Mad Mel
Noo-body gets out of here alive!
Title Bandit Boss
Gender Male
Race Human
Faction Bandit
Level 20
Location Dahl Headlands

Mad Mel is the dominant bandit boss of the Dahl Headlands, and is encountered driving a Monster in a circular arena.

Background

Mad Mel is the leader of the bandits in the Dahl Headlands. Lucky says that Scooter has not been able to fix the Fast Travel network because the road has been blocked by Mad Mel and his bandits.

Involvement

The road to New Haven goes through an arena which Mad Mel controls. Mad Mel must be defeated for the story to proceed any further.

Strategy

See mission article: Road Warriors: Bandit Apocalypse for strategy.

Quotes

"Yeah! Hahaha! Better run!" (Just before Mad Mel appears in the arena)

Trivia

  • Mad Mel's name is an amalgamation of the title of a popular post-apocalyptic movie, Mad Max; and the actor who portrayed the titular character of Max, Mel Gibson. The text describing the mission to kill Mad Mel also refers to him as a "lethal weapon behind the wheel of any vehicle;" Mel Gibson starred in the Lethal Weapon series of action films.
  • When Helena Pierce offers a reward for killing Mad Mel, she says, "It's good you had a brave heart." Mel Gibson played the leading role in the movie Braveheart.
  • Mad Mel strongly resembles Lord Humungous, the main antagonist of Mad Max 2. The Monster he drives also resembles the character's six-wheeled truck in the film.
  • Mad Mel appears in a large dome reminiscent of the Thunderdome in Mad Max 3.
  • Mad Mel uses the character model of a badass bruiser.
  • Mad Mel will not respawn in Playthrough 2.5, unlike most bosses.

See also

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