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By Ben Barrett

For some, Elden Ring is the hardest game of all time, an impossible creation which they may never conquer. Within that, Malenia is inarguably the hardest boss, a fast-moving, self-healing monster with a second phase that brings normal men to tears. For one player, however, she’s been a ticket to fame – Let Me Solo Her, or LMSH, is a mostly-naked player with a big pot on his head. He uses Elden Ring’s co-op system to be summoned to other people’s worlds and hopes that they will listen to his in-name request. Then he defeats Malenia, usually without taking damage.

Last night, as part of a livestream on his YouTube channel ‘Klein Tsuboi’ (named for a Sword Art Online character, because what else), LMSH defeated his 1000th Malenia. In a silent stream other than game sound, he slowly worked through Malenia’s in various viewers’ games, rarely taking damage. On the thousandth, which can be seen here, he muted the game music and played the Elden Ring trailer theme over the top.

It was unnaturally, and rather beautifully, wholesome. Once the kill was done – which was spicier than normal and involved him taking some significant damage that he usually avoids – he thanked his viewers, posed with Malenia’s flower-corpse, and then started his NG+ run on this character. He also shared a special message in a short post-credits type situation, where he said that Bandai Namco had contacted him for a “special gift” and he’s “very excited for what it is.” At a guess, one of the Collector’s Edition Malenia statues, but maybe it’s something even better for our true Jarnished.

As you can see on his YouTube channel, before this LMSH was an extremely good Overwatch support main. That might explain how he manages to avoid Waterfowl Dance, Malenia’s ‘super’ attack that has put many a player in their graves early. Watching him do so after reading so many complaints about it being ‘impossible’ was rather satisfying. Based on this interview with IGN, as well as all his various Reddit comments and other interactions, he seems like an uncommonly nice online individual.

He’s looking forward to some DLC, like anyone else. It doesn’t look like his watch will end any time soon either – got that NG+ to get through, after all, and get his sign back down to help out others.

Written by Ben Barrett on behalf of GLHF.

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