|Debut:||Madness: Project Nexus|
|Appearances:||1 (game only)|
Dr. Hofnarr, better known by his alias Tricky, is a character who only appears in Episode 1.5 of Madness: Project Nexus, seen in levels [1.5-B] and [1.5-C]. Hofnarr was an eccentric scientist of Project Nexus 15 years ago who had a higher level access than that of Dr. Christoff and other scientists, as seen by his green clip tag.
In the Story Mode, Christoff comes to Hofnarr asking him as an old friend to help him bring down Project Nexus. Shortly, a group of armed agents enters and Hofnarr realizes that there is no other option. Dr. Hofnarr aides Christoff through level [1.5-B], killing foes and opening doors and panels that are restricted to higher-level access. His involvement in the following level is limited to granting Christoff access to the main tower of the Nexus.
The game's source code, The-Swain's implications and other pieces of evidence such as Hofnarr's name and hair pattern have corroborated the hypothesis that Tricky was originally Dr. Hofnarr. However, it has not yet been revealed how this transition occurred.
- Hofnarr translates to "jester" in German.
- The coding of Madness: Project Nexus refers to Dr. Hofnarr's character as "tricky2." Likewise, Dr. Christoff's character is named "jesus2."
- There's a glitch that occurs when you go back to the room where Hofnarr was if you have him as company. The glitch is that there are two Hofnarr's In the room, one spawning inside and the original following you as company.
- Hofnarr is the third character to be seen with hair. Other characters include Jesus and Tricky.