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


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.


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.


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


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


  • Mad Mel's name is a fusion of Mad Max and Mel Gibson, the title of a popular post-apocalyptic movie, and the actor who portrayed the titular character of Max. 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 Brave Heart.
  • Mad Mel strongly resembles Lord Humungous, the main antagonist of Mad Max 2.
  • 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.

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