History Characters / TheNostalgiaCritic

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A [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]], [[ManChild bratty]] [[TroubledButCute mess]] who likes his [[CausticCritic temper tantrums]]. He's a reviewer of film and television from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]] and the show's star.

* AbusiveParents [[ParentsAsPeople As People]]: They broke him really bad, making him an easily scared, naive, weepy PsychopathicManchild who thinks parents shouting at each other happens all the time and has children getting hurt as a BerserkButton, but they've done a couple of nice things for him that keep them out of "totally irredeemable" territory.
-->'''Critic''': Yeah, I remember the last time I said "this is the nineties, old man" to my Dad... [shakily and looking traumatized] i-it really was the last time.
* {{Adorkable}}: His awkwardness has a tendency to ''really'' come out during the "Old vs. New" segments and his intense, enduring love for Christmas is very sweet.
* AesopAmnesia: In a post-PlotHole review of ''{{Twilight}}'', he says it made him realize he can't keep obsessing over the past, needs to move on, and wants to go back to being the universe instead of having a physical body. Come “The Review Must Go On” and all that's forgotten about.
** Mara Wilson is gonna be angry that you had to learn about child stars ''[[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/the-review-must-go-on-6510378 again]]'', Critic...
** In ''ScoobyDoo'' and ''ToBoldlyFlee'', he actually talked to people and took the chance to make friends/strengthen the relationships he already had, not to mention helping everyone in the PlotHole. With the reboot he's back to being alone (not even interacting with Chester), the Santa Christ call implying out of guilt.
* AgentScully: Despite all of the unexplained, magical things that have happened to him, he still demands logic in the movies he reviews.
* AggressiveSubmissive: A force of nature personality coupled with an ExtremeDoormat need to be loved will make you one of these.
* AintTooProudToBeg: He'll even whore himself out as long [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry you]] don't play another song.
* TheAlcoholic: Even though even [[Film/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] would probably laugh at him for not being able to handle his drink, booze pops up a lot in his show.
* AlcoholicParent: His mother calls him up when she's been drinking and insults him horribly. It's happened so often that he doesn't mind.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Girls]]: He has a Masochism Tango-like relationship with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, he sees no problem with the attractive inmates from ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' snuffing him out and his prom date ended up raping him.
* AlterEgoActing: The Critic's name is Doug, but he's still a fictional character whom Doug Walker plays.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: The Critic seems to have something against virgins. He said that the protagonist of ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' needs to get laid, called out Rafe of ''Film/PearlHarbor'' for holding off sex to his girlfriend, and used the word "virgin" as an insult in his "Top 11 WesternAnimation/SouthPark Episodes" video.
* AmazonChaser: Put an ActionGirl in a movie (but don't chickify her) and he'll fall in love.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: His screaming at the Chick about does she even care about him goes into this trope when WordOfGod confirmed they had sex in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review.
* AnimalsHateHim: In the mindfucks list, a toy puppy turns into a giant gorilla to kill him. Close to being justified, as whenever there's a movie with an animal in the lead, he usually wants them dead.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Played with. He's annoying, but The Other Guy keeps him in place through disproportionate means. (Like punching him back into a review)
** That said the Critic gives at least as good as he gets considering that he repeatedly berated and beat up Rob without any real provocation in his review of ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}''.
* AntiHero: He's arguably one of the few characters to be anywhere on the scale, depending on the episode in question:
** He's Type I most of the time.
** He eventually settles on Type II in ToBoldlyFlee since he has genuinely altruistic motives and no real KickTheDog moments other than indulging Chick's hate of Lupa by giving her Lupa's number so they could prank call her. Earlier on...
** He arguably leaned towards a Type III since Suburban Knights, as he genuinely cares for his team mates and shows both courage and surprisingly strong leadership in the final battle.
** He ventures into Type's IV & V when he's angry, and has stayed here since coming back from the PlotHole as he's the devil's favorite.
* TheAntiNihilist: The world sucks and he's all too aware that he's useless, but he still wants to do good.
-->'''Critic''': It's like trying to save a sinking ship with a bandaid. Anything I try to do would be completely pointless. '''Save me'''.
* AntiRoleModel: Doug tries to make it very clear that you ''shouldn't'' think of Critic as a badass or someone to look up to.
* ApologeticAttacker: "TO WAR! ...whenever you have the time."
* ApologizesALot: Doug's tendency to feel guilty for stuff that isn't remotely his fault soaks into Critic's persona the most.
* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end of ''ToBoldlyFlee'' he merges with the PlotHole threatening the Awesomeverse and sacrifices his physical body but essentially becomes the universe itself.]]
* TheAtoner: His accidental admission that he'd killed a Reno hooker by accident gives a new spin on his anger with the UnproblematicProstitution in ''MilkMoney''. Less CommonSense, more trying to make up for what he did.
-->'''Optimus Prime''': I died for your sins.
-->'''Critic''': And clearly I will only die for mine.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: As part of HypocriticalHumor, he gets distracted by a housefly in ''Ferngully II''. In other reviews, he'll get caught up in a sketch if the movie is too dull.
* AttentionWhore: The Nostalgia Chick gently bitches about his hogging all the limelight when he shows up dressed as TimCurry in her review of ''TheWorstWitch''.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: In the TGWTG universe, he's the boss. He gets walked over a lot, however, so that it really doesn't mean much. Phelous doesn't even remember his CatchPhrase.
* [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther Aw Look He Really Loves Her]]: This was the lyric playing when he tried getting up the courage to hold the Chick's hand in "Thanks For The Feedback".
-->Oh, but he watches so sadly. How can he tell her he loves her? Yes, he would give his heart gladly...
* AxCrazy: Can be set off into crazed violence by sufficiently poor movies, and is pretty manic-depressive otherwise. Gets worse after he has to come down from being happy in the PlotHole, as [[spoiler:it's implied that he decides to check himself into an asylum after a particularly homicidal breakdown in the ''Master of Disguise'' review.]]
* [[BackFromTheDead Back From the Plot Hole]]
* BadassUnintentional: When he's ''trying'' to do anything, he's a FailureHero. By accident however (or when he's pissed enough), he's exploded cities, come back to life after getting killed and can tell the death star to blow up a DVD.
* BadBoss: Deconstructed. Whenever someone's done something that's more his area or something's already done, he'll pop up and be a pain in the ass. However, he answers to puppet-master The Other Guy, he'll crumble and have a breakdown under any type of argument, he's revealed that he does this because he's so deeply insecure and when he [[YankTheDogsChain thinks]] Lupa listened to what he had to say, he was the most optimistic about life that he's ever been.
** Rachel tried to kill him for forgetting her birthday as part of the running joke. [[spoiler: Critic knocked her out and fired her.]]
* BadDreams: PlayedForLaughs until WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee hit, where he was having nightmares about the PlotHole and waking up in a panic every time.
* BadLiar: [[SarcasmMode Sure]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R7bz5lrhzs&feature=related they're treating you well, Critic]].
* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: In the Transformers-Bratz arc, after he wakes up from getting chloroformed, he hides angrily in the bushes, shoots the Chick with a tranquilizer dart and sinisterly says it's his turn. It turns out that he just wanted to pretend he had power while trying to give her a self-esteem boost.
* BasementDweller: It's a lovely house, but he hasn't stopped living with his mom.
* BeardOfSorrow
* BeautifulAllAlong: We've seen him as a fairly {{gonk}}y dork as a young teenager, and he complains about being bullied because he looked and acted too much like ''{{Doug}}'', but he's grown up into a traditional PrettyBoy.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Parodied for silly laughs. With all the suicides, shots to the head and occasional getting the shit kicked out of him, you'd think he'd at least be a little scarred.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Inverted. Whenever religion gets brought up, the ditziness is downplayed and he'll have intelligent things to say.
* BeneathTheMask: He's really scared of someone manipulative going inside his head and finding out all the nasty stuff he's feeling, so puts on a JerkassFacade and settles for complaining about being NotEvilJustMisunderstood.
* BerserkButton:
** The "Bat Credit Card" and ''{{Doug}}'' drive him to psychopathic rage.
** He can't stand children getting abused or having a film treating them like idiots and women not having the power they should have.
** He also hates it when a parent death is treated solely as a plot device with little emotional resonance.
** Movies based on historical tragedies, like the animated ''Titanic'' films and ''Pearl Harbor'', get a lot of hate for mis-portraying real disasters where thousands of people died for the sake of narrative or dramatic convenience.
** Since the show began again in 2013, the Critic ''despises'' [=TMZ=].
* TheBGrade: Inverted. An A- was such a rare occasion that he got a trip to Chuck E Cheese whenever that happened. The bullying and always moving to new places probably had something to do with it.
* BigBad: The closest thing to one in {{Kickassia}} [[spoiler: and "The Review Must Go On".]]
* BigEater: If all the junk food in the first Commercials Special is any indication, especially as he'd been sitting in the same place and stuffing himself for a ''week''.
* BirthdayHater: Odd for such a LonelyRichKid, but the only gift-giving holiday he enjoys is Christmas. He also loves Halloween, for slightly [[EthicalSlut different]] [[NightmareFetishist reasons]].
* BiTheWay: [[TransparentCloset Even if he goes back and forth in being okay with it or not]].
* BizarreTasteInFood: He doesn't see the big deal about having a coffee, beer, pepto-bismal, Chinese food and pizza slurpie, or sugar-frosted burrito-stuffed hotpockets with lard on the side and butter taken from real liposuctions. No wonder Santa Christ had to cure him from diabetes.
* BoisterousWeakling: Although the "getting ordered around" bit (and sometimes getting beaten too) [[{{fetish}} doesn't]] bother him.
* [[HollywoodPersonalityDisorders Borderline Personality Disorder]]: Easily suicidal, unstable mood swings, bad self image, doesn't have healthy relationships, binge eats when feeling bad, violent towards himself and others, doesn't like being abandoned and has a history of childhood trauma.
* [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals Boys Love Stuffed Animals]]: He's a girly, overgrown kid with a vast array of cuddly toys.
* BrainsAndBondage: He's a GeniusDitz masochist who loves toppy women. In the first Nerd Rant, he's ''proud'' of how he tortures himself.
-->'''Critic''': So what's the point in seeing The Lost World? For you, none. For me, I'm a glutton for fucking punishment.
* BreakTheCutie: Finally driven home in the "Commercials Special" when he bemoans that he used to have such dreams and promise. And in a more simple use of the trope, any time he gets a seriously bad movie - ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'' springs immediately to mind.
** It turns out that the fuck-up lists were breaking him. He stopped fighting it at the beginning of the third episode, and at the end his frustration over ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' leads into a screaming tantrum about everyone being horrible. Even ''Douchey'' feels bad for him.
* BreakTheHaughty: He thinks doing a LetsPlay is going to be '''so''' easy, much easier than actually analyzing something. He really gets proven wrong.
** After his psychotic creeper-dom in "The Review Must Go On", "Son Of The Mask" gets him lower than even the beginning of ''ScoobyDoo''. He's looking through garbage cans for stuff to review, goes back to bitching at the audience for wanting to see him suffer, is constantly scared by the movie to the point of ExhaustedEyebags (which is a first), begs Santa Christ to help him but gets abused, is told he's meant to suffer, suffers a heart attack and doesn't look especially happy about surviving it, begs Satan and his daughter to kill him but gets refused, plus a reference to his WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee death has him crawling on the floor and crying so hard he sounds like he's about to choke.
* BrilliantButLazy: He knows how to take over the world but doesn't want to tell, and he can learn languages really fast when he's obsessing over something meaningless, but mostly he hasn't got the will or the self-esteem to change his life for the better.
* BrokenHero: Give him credit, he manages to get his hopes up a lot for the amount of times he's been crushed.
* ButtMonkey: While he tries to act like a successful BadBoss during crossovers, either the others get the upper hand or his own patheticness does him in.
* ByronicHero
* CameBackWrong: ''Something'' has changed from the self-loathing atoner from 2011/2012[=/=]WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and the MessianicArchetype he was. Announcing his return, he had the same PsychoticSmirk he kept wearing in his torment of Doug, shouts more than he ever used to, the opening joke of Timothy Green is him killing a cat, insults people even '''more''', his {{Stepford Smiler}} traits have been flanderized, slurs at women get shoehorned in, and he's back to HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday after years of indulging.
* CannotKeepASecret: He might have UndyingLoyalty, but his promise to Chester that he'd keep the Search For The Necronomicon just between them lasted for about twenty seconds.
* CannotSpitItOut: The look on his face after he just can't get up the nerve to hold the Chick's hand in "Thanks For The Feedback" (and she doesn't notice) is almost depressing.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: [[spoiler: The Critic never suspected that God would be watching his "Old vs. New" video of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' vs. ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. He thought God was a benevolent and kind being, but God didn't let him get away with that statement.]]
-->'''God:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner "Your ass is grass."]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: In the Snob/Phelous crossover, he was drunk and weepy by 6pm, not even knowing who Rob was, messier than usual, craving Ninja Turtles (even the third movie) and crying that he used to like ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. Snob called it "shockingly depressing" and Phelous wanted to hang himself.
* CaptainObvious: Yes darling, you're white and male. You don't need to keep asking or stating that fact.
* CassandraTruth: When he tries to put Rocky's message of "people can change" to the real world, he gets punched and shot at.
* TheCastShowoff: Doug has a singing voice made for musical theater which he puts on display fairly often.
** He and his brother are also skilled at impressions and other voices, which they also put on display... in practically every Nostalgia Critic video.
** Less often than the singing, but he also likes to show off that he's a very good dancer.
** In ''RoverDangerfield'', he brought back bad memories for art students when he makes some very good drawings in under a minute, calls them crap assuming everyone would agree with him, and throws them away.
* CatSmile: When he's trying very hard to keep himself from laughing.
* CausticCritic: The fact that he's a DeconstructiveParody of one, focusing on how ''miserable'' the job is, has become more clear as time goes on.
* CharacterDevelopment: He's an ManChild with a DarkAndTroubledPast and lots of issues. The past couple of years however, he's still of course a brat, but also a PapaWolf who has basically declared himself a defender of kids well-being and intelligence.
** There's been a nice shift in power dynamics with his relationship with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. At first, he's condescending and just treats her like an extension of him, also being so awkward that he has to pretend to be Rasputin to hit on her. But as she grew into the sociopath we know and love, he trusts her ([[{{Kickassia}} to almost dumbass degrees]]), wants her to be proud of herself and wants to spend time with her.
** As probably part of MiseryBuildsCharacter, his attitude towards Harley Quinn and the Joker's relationship. In his Top Eleven Animated Women, he has the hots for her (naturally) and likes the couple because it "gives homicidal maniacs like him a chance". In his Top Eleven Batman Episodes, he feels sorry for her, talks about how the pairing sums up DomesticAbuse in a nutshell and his one complaint about the episode is the {{fanservice}} of doctors in mini-skirts.
** He's become a lot more respectful towards women, dislikes stereotypical manliness (he's quite a SissyVillain himself) and has undying love for {{badass}} girls. The "Top Eleven Hottest Animated Women" list had skeeviness reminiscent of WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
** In his first top eleven, the Scariest Nostalgic Moments, he calls the VillainSong in ''CareBears In Wonderland'' gay and mentions that if you watch ''CareBears'' long enough you see the face of the devil. When he actually reviews the three movies, he of course still thinks they're sickeningly sweet but is a lot more mature about explaining his problems with them.
** He started being calmer(ish) and giving a general review at the end of his episodes after ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' became the utter pinnacle of badness in his eyes.
** After the ''MyPetMonster'' debacle, he's learned not to be entitled and complain about having to watch something when it's a movie he actually bought or rented.
** Compare the reviews of ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' and ''Film/AlienResurrection''. The former has him salivating over a RelationshipWritingFumble between two young-looking sisters and the latter a few years later has him irritated over how it was just advertised to get the male demographic in.
** All of the above become a plot-point in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', [[spoiler: when Doug tells him that he's evolved over the years from an abrasive comedy character into a decent and three-dimensional person.]]
* CharacterFilibuster: If his "child abuse" BerserkButton gets hit, the review will stop for a few minutes so he can get all his rant out.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Going from a happy, fanboying proto-Chester to a manic-depressive cynic, to Atoner for [[spoiler:the death of Ma-Ti]], to eventual [[spoiler:self sacrificial saviour of the Awesomeverse]].
** In the ''Super Mario Brothers'' movie, he's grossed out by the big bertha and makes no fuss about the SatelliteLoveInterest either being a DistressedDamsel or getting a flame thrower at the end. Watching it now, it's just... strange.
** Also in the early days, he talked about kids' short attention spans and getting easily bored. With his hate for LullDestruction, can you imagine him saying that now?
** In his second Nerd rant, he doesn't even know what a compliment is. Fast forward to now and he's ''desperate'' for a movie to give him something good to say.
** Something that applies to both Critic and Doug, but when they did a segment on how much they liked a film (think until about early 2010), their tone was more muted and Critic in the “Top Five Video Game Movies” practically sounds like he's on downers. After that, Doug let his absolute ''love'' for movies shine through everything, letting us get the {{keet}}ish fanboy we know and enjoy.
* CharacterTics: Puckering his mouth when he's thinking, giving a DeathGlare with his mouth slightly open when he's trying to be angry but failing, and rubbing his chest any time he feels particularly naughty. The last is a Doug thing, as Ask That Guy does it and he himself is prone to it too.
* TheChewToy: Part of the fun is seeing just how much he can suffer through a bad film before [[FreakOut he'll snap completely]].
** Not that he doesn't often deserve it, but the other contributors really do enjoy humiliating him. Even a long-dead [[VincentPrice guy]] has his fun.
* ChivalrousPervert: He gets upset at unneeded {{fanservice}}, [[PrincessesRule princesses]], [[DistressedDamsel damsels in distress]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest male-dependent women]] and so on, but he'll make it clear if he's attracted to a (usually toppy or curvy) lady.
** In the first ''CareBears'' movie, his main theory about why the villain's voice is so cool is that she's getting oral while she does her lines. He then proceeds to act it out. (Her responses, not the eating out part.)
** He actually gets on fairly well with the site ladies and doesn't treat them any differently, but he's stated that he finds them all nice-looking.
* ChubbyChaser: Most of the women he's attracted to are on the voluptuous side.
-->'''Critic''': [when slow-motioning Rogue's bust] I'm a dirty young man yes I am.
* ClassClown: Subverted. He got pitied and bullied for not acting his age in eighth grade, although that hasn't stopped him from ''still'' not acting his age.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Boy]]: For Chick. He can't always stop it coming through the stronger IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy feeling. He's wary over her obsession with Todd, gets all growly when she fawns over JewWario in SuburbanKnights, and looks close to tears (to her credit, so is she) when he mentions she doesn't always return phone calls or emails.
** He's a far less sympathetic version in “The Review Must Go On”, as he makes assumptions about Demo Reel that just aren't true, and refuses to leave until Doug caves in bringing him back.
* CloseToHome: Anything that has kids getting hurt by adults, whether it's abuse, neglect, too much pressure or just bad messages. He has a big rant about ''ATrollInCentralPark'' giving the message that dreams can do anything, with his two examples being a dead dog coming back to life or divorced parents getting back together.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Usually serves this role for Chester, in that he'll look after him but sometimes take advantage of his need for drugs.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: The bad upbringing gives him a few moments, like thinking every family have regular giant arguments at dinner, rape not being considered a special type of evil or defending kinky fantasies at a very young age.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between his religious belief and wanting scientific proof that God exists. Mostly this is kept to the background not to offend anyone.
* ConstantlyCurious: In the first two commercial specials, even though he figures that the two 1800 numbers are run by pedophiles, he calls them anyway. (And doesn't hang up even though he's disgusted, but that's a different problem.)
* TheCorrupter: He has this unintentional ability to turn otherwise basically decent people into sadists. (Like Lewis and Doug agreeing that Linkara put the idea to rape Critic into Spoony's head.)
* CorruptTheCutie: He was a Catholic schoolboy, and while he's still religious, now he has an active sex life that isn't so big on SafeSaneAndConsensual.
-->'''Critic A''': ["apologizing"] What would Jesus do?
-->'''Critic B''': [instantly horny] Take me!
* CosmicPlaything: He really should stop pissing off beings with more powers than him.
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Boy]]: An [[{{Kickassia}} M Bison]] costume that he brags got him tons of pussy, a {{stripperiffic}} [[SuburbanKnights Link outfit]], and, for his review of ''{{Transformers}}'', an Optimus Prime suit with a conspicuous crotch bulge that we get to look at every now and then.
* CrazySurvivalist: He prepares with his gun, a police jacket, a S.W.A.T helmet, knuckle dusters and a baseball bat to watch ''Secret Of NIHM 2''.
* CreepyGood: When he wants to be disturbing, his mannerisms and voice are reminiscent of HIM from ''ThePowerpuffGirls''. Just listen to him at the start of [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-bratz-2723840 this]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Remember that video with ''Bebe's Kids''? Remember how he complained so much? Remember how he did not complete the game? Apparently he is a good enough gamer to slam Angry Joe into next week in ''Marvel vs Capcom 2''.
-->'''Angry Joe:''' This man WHUPPED MY ASS!"
** He gets a BreakTheHaughty CurbStompBattle once Joe gets a [[http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/02/mvc3-grudge-match-angry-review/ brand new joystick though]].
* CrustyCaretaker: The only other job he's had is Doug's factory cleaner gig (this was when Doug was still in school) and he got in trouble for hitting on "Amanda" too much.
* CuteBookworm: He may not have all that much CommonSense, but have you ever noticed the vast amounts of books he owns?
* CuteButCacophonic: He sounds like a howler monkey when he really gets worked up with shouting, and there are people who don't even like his normal voice, stating they watch his episodes muted.
* CuteButPsycho: Sometimes sweet and {{adorkable}}, sometimes blowing up an entire city by accident because of a tantrum.
* CuteGlassesBoy: It's not that Doug isn't attractive anyway, but his glasses make him look very baby-faced.
* CuteMute: He's been traumatized into silence a few times, one of which was in Spooning With Spoony. Noah revealed in his commentary that the reason why Critic only had one line in that was because Doug wanted to play the victim as much as possible.
* CutenessProximity: He squees himself into teenage girl mode when he sees Snuffaluffagus in ''Series/SesameStreet''.
* TheDanza: He's the only one of Doug's characters to share his name.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Adds another level of funny when you get that he has all these things he could justifiably complain about and he chooses to focus on shitty movies instead.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Doug said once that he chose the black suit jacket to establish the Critic as the asshole to the Nerd's white-clad "hero", but also had the red tie and white shirt to offset any BlackAndWhiteMorality that may have came from it.
* DarkSecret: Accidentally strangling a hooker to death after {{Kickassia}} and while still in Reno. He admits this while thinking the camera's not on yet.
* DatingCatwoman: According to Doug and Lindsay, he and the Chick have this sort of relationship. There's an interesting contrast between the Chick's crazed addiction to get Todd noticing her and her mutually bitchy but fun and warm dynamic with the Critic.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mixed in with StepfordSnarker and bitterness.
* DealWithTheDevil: He's so desperate to have to have Sequel Month erased from his memory that he'll do whatever Sage tells him to do.
* DeathByDespair: After fully breaking down about how his life has gone nowhere, he gets about an inch away from it in his first commercials special.
* DeathSeeker: You know, you could just leave the room or switch off the TV instead of trying to off yourself constantly.
** After his brief period of happiness in the PlotHole, it's got even worse. In ''Son Of The Mask'' he's begging Satan to see sense and just let him die again.
* [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Deliberately Cute Man-Child]]: In "Return Of The Commercials" after "killing things smaller than gives you power!" and an EvilLaugh, he giggles like a puppy-eyed girl when she's just been caught painting the walls.
* [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel Deliberately Distressed Dude]]: Hams it up like a stereotypical maiden when he thinks Todd is a "masked intruder" there to rape him, and sulks big time when he founds it's just time for a crossover.
* DemonicPossession: In the AVGN vs. NC Final Battle, he gets possessed by the devil when he's losing and can only be killed for a short period by Super Mecha Death Christ.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In his own reviews, Doug writes Critic as an ExtremeDoormat who'll always end up giving in to other contributors demands for a crossover. In others (like TheRapCritic's review of Shaq's album), he'll have the stones to ignore any request.
* DesignatedMonkey: WordOfGod says he was ''created'' to suffer. Deconstructed in ''ScoobyDoo'' onwards, where he breaks down over how hellish his life is and wants nothing more than to do something good for once.[[invoked]]
* DespairEventHorizon: He's already well past it when ''Film/TheNeverendingStory III'' begins. He approaches it at the end of ''MyPetMonster'' and start of the following "Nostalgic Commercials" video, falling over the edge near the end.
** The death of Ma-Ti in ''SuburbanKnights'' slowly eroded away what was left of his sanity and it all came to a head at the beginning of the ''ScoobyDoo'' review
* {{Determinator}}: He'll run all the way from Chicago to Philly to fight the Nerd (which apparently takes two weeks) and he won't even get tired.
* DeterminedDefeatist: He knows he's pathetic, but carries on because at least he's resilient.
* DefiledForever: Other than Chick going into DontYouDarePityMe mode and wanting revenge, he's the only left broken over getting raped by Spoony. Even if WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee where he's trying to save him, the spooning is still on his mind.
* DisappearedDad: He's mentioned very rarely and Critic still lives with his mom. There's been a few hints that the parents got divorced. (This is in-character of course, Doug's dad - Barney Walker - has helped out a lot with music and such, therefore gets thanked in the credits.)
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: When he's being all determined to face down the Nerd at Digital Press, he checks out his reflection in a shop window.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Dulcia of the ''PowerRangers Movie'' defeats a mob of "giant black chickens" by swinging two stick-weapons "throwing them into some kind of hypnotic trance":
-->'''Critic''': Yeah, how's that supposed to put you in a trance, taking two sticks and putting them up and down, up and down, up and down, [''cut to Dulcia in her BattleBikini''] up and down...up and down... [''picture slowly zooms in on her breasts'']...up and down...up and down... [''gets his hat knocked off''] [{{Beat}}] You win this round, Dulcea.
* DistressedDude: He got kidnapped by the Game Heroes and was made to promote their stuff at gunpoint.
** When he was chloroformed by The Nostalgia Chick, he got just as much into the victim role.
** Spooning With Spoony II probably counts, seeing as how he was the only canon one who was roofied and judging by the details, Spoony really went to town on humiliating him.
** Made fun of in the ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' review where he acts like he's chained up.
-->'''Critic''': Next I bet you wanna hook up my nipples to a car battery, don't you? ''Don't you?''
** Also played for laughs in ''CareBears II'' when Christy's screaming wears him down even though he knows it's a trap.
-->'''Critic''': Oh my God, a bag!
** Teddy Ruxpin forces a gun in his mouth and makes him write a more positive review, killing him when he screams for help.
** Before Ma-Ti comes in to take the brunt of the abuse in the brawl, he spends most of the beginning on the floor. Both [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Linkara]] and the [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Chick]] joined in specifically to save him.
** Looks to be the case in Linkara's PreviouslyOn for ''Countdown'', with Chester in control and shot with HitlerCam, and Critic being shown in the opposite camera angle and surrounded by darkness. He recovers (with snark) better in this instance than he does the others.
** The amount of IHaveYouNowMyPretty moments he's been subjected to would make this list even longer.
** By ''TheWiz'', all that distress seems to have warped his brain a little, as he's actually ''disappointed'' when learning Todd isn't a rapist LoonyFan who wants him.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He's nearly always barefoot when playing around in his house.
* TheDogBitesBack: After getting beaten on by Casper for a whole episode, he puts on a Ghostbusters uniform and hunts him down.
** Likewise, with "True Internet Story", where he kicks the shit out of the Last Angry Geek for making wild accusations about his personality and earlier life.
* [[NobodyCallsMeChicken Don't Call Me Chicken]]: He could never resist a challenge from the Nerd, no matter how hard he'd got his ass beat the previous time.
* DrivenByEnvy: Despite calling what he does analyzing (and being good at it), he'll always cut off the co-reviewer when they're "taking things too seriously". Chalk it up to his fear of AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
* DraggedIntoDrag: According to Spoony in his ''CaptainAmerica'' video, he forced Critic to dress up like a dirty ballerina during Spooning With Spoony 2 and took pictures for blackmail.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: The other contributors think that he's the (ineffectual) BadBoss of the site. In reality, it's The Other Guy and Critic's just a puppet with woefully poor self-esteem.
* DrivenToMadness: ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' does this to the Critic in his 100th episode. It does it out of the ''sheer stupidity'' of the movie. So much so they sped the camera up for most of his breakdown.
** And ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' drives him [[IncrediblyLamePun 'batshit insane']], until he takes some pills. "Tranquilizers. Always come prepared when Schumacher is involved."
* DrivenToSuicide: In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] review of Captain America, he asks for the Critics opinion on the movie, [[SeriousBusiness making sure he knows that if he doesn't]], [[KickTheDog he'll get blackmailed with crossdressing pictures from when he was roofied and raped]]. Cut to a shot of the Critic's elevated feet dangling from side to side while squeaking from a rope is heard.
-->'''Spoony''': "That's the coward's way out, and you know it, Critic!"
** After his "''{{Superman}}'' Top 11" review, the Critic mentions how the movies always make him smile, before remembering the tragic fates of Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and the World Trade Center.
--->''"I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I'm going to go kill myself."''
*** Not all ''Superman ''movies make him smile. From his ''Superman IV'' review. "How long is this movie again?" "Hour and a half." "BLAM!"
** ''BioDome'' made him slash his wrists, although either he or someone else put plasters on them afterwards.
** The songs in ''The Pebble And The Penguin'' make him feel so dirty that he takes a bath with a toaster.
* DrunkWithPower: Seeing as how he has so little of it usually, when he does get the faintest whiff of power he'll try and cling to it as hard as he can.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: He pinches WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's ass--while almost unconscious himself.
* DumbStruck: Because Doug lost his voice again, ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'' was so awful that Critic lost the ability to talk.
* TheDutifulSon: He knew his family is abusive, but always defended them anyway. Whether it came off as heartwarming or a case of StockholmSyndrome was up to you.
* DynamicCharacter: He's grown up in a lot of ways, but has suffered SanitySlippage in other areas.
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Mostly a feminist, he still has his moments that come out in either RealWomenDontWearDresses beliefs or trying to see how far he can go until he gets [[{{fetish}} put back in his place]].
* EmptyShell: He's got very close to this twice before snapping himself out of it. Funnily enough, both with song.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: ''Cartoon Allstars'' making him so miserable that he sees no other way out than to [[DrivenToSuicide shoot himself]] [[DeathIsCheap in the head]].
** And a more subtle one at the beginning. Even though seeing the movie "brings back a pool of disappointing memories", he's smiling when he says he has to watch it again.
** And another near the end. When the characters refuse to stop hammering the moral in, he starts to disagree when they say he should believe in himself and that they care about him.
* EthicalHedonist: He admits that the nexus - where you feel nothing but timeless joy and don't care about anything else - would be awesome, but he still gets irritated at Kirk for doing a 180 from "I need my pain" to "I don't want responsibility".
* EthicalSlut: He thinks everyone, regardless of age or gender, should just have loads of sex and let the stigma of sluttiness as a bad thing die out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As much as he couldn't stand the Nerd, calling him TheIrateGamer is going too far.
** He does a NotMeThisTime when Todd, Jesu, Y and Rollo T accuse him of making them watch ''Film/TheLastAirbender''. He doesn't even know who they are.
** Even he couldn't bring himself to insult ''SesameStreet''.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: The dorky dancing Peter does in ''[[{{Film/Spider-Man Trilogy}} Spider-Man III]]'' is too geeky even for him.
** Subverted in the Harry Potter book launch. After spending the majority of the video bitching about it, he has a FreakOut {{squee}} larger than anyone when the books start coming out.
** There's an affectionate potshot at erotic fanfic writers when George Lucas and Carrie Fisher are the couple in ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
** He gets to be on the other side of it when even [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester]] laughs at him because he watches ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa''.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Falls for this trope with regard to Creator/WillSmith when reviewing ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** KeithDavid as well. It's the [[AudioErotica voice.]]
** Continuing the trend, he's so charmed by Ernie Hudson in ''Congo'' that he calls him a "black Clark Gable".
** He has a PlayedForLaughs crush on Lucas from ''TheWizard''.
** His utter glee over Creator/DanielCraig and KateWinslet sharing a kiss suggests it's not just Miss Winslet he finds appealing.
** "Ohhh, George Takei, teach me the Spocker!" Said like he's having an orgasm, no less, and made slightly creepy because of the CallBack to [=SWS2=].
** And now he wants HughJackman. To be fair, everyone wants HughJackman.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Critic]]: Although Rob/The Other Guy will occasionally call him by his real name.
* EverythingIsRacist: Most of the time he has a good point, but at other times he can get on his soapbox a little too much.
* EvilSoundsDeep: For whatever reason, in “The Review Must Go On”, his voice was smoother, more in control, and almost {{squick}}ily seductive. And whenever he thought Doug was wriggling out of his power, it only got lower and more threatening.
* ExtremeDoormat: While he's a brat who loves starting arguments, he falls apart with little provocation. He's aware of this.
-->'''Critic''': I just do what everyone tells me to do in the hopes of feeling less insecure.
* FailureHero: It's very rare that he'll get what he wants or win.
* {{Fainting}}: The emotional kind is played for laughs in his review of ''JudgeDredd'', ''TheWizard'', the "I love you, wife" line from ''LostInSpace'' and he uses fangirls from Disney movies to do yet more swooning over WillSmith in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
* FallenHero: In terms of symbolism, WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee had him in a PeacefulInDeath CrucifiedHeroShot as he sacrificed himself before practically becoming God, while ''SonOfTheMask'' had him prostrate himself in front of the devil and weepingly begging for death. In terms of personality, the reboot started with him maiming a cat and it only got worse from there.
* {{Fanboy}}: Whenever there's something he likes, or at least a hammy GuiltyPleasure, he'll be gleeing and enjoying himself immensely.
* FanHater: He [[{{in-universe}} says]] that anyone who likes ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]'' and the Creator/JimCarrey remake of ''TheGrinch'' is stupid. (Note that Doug doesn't think this at all, and tries to actively fight this and ReviewsAreTheGospel.)
-->'''Critic''': I know it's just my opinion but I'm right.
** ''ScoobyDoo'' finally has him try to grow out of this, asking [[spoiler: Roger]] with genuine curiosity about why a film can do so well when everyone mocks it.
* FanMyopia: In-universe. While Doug makes an intentional effort to avert it, Critic assumes that everyone who watches him are also familiar with everything he reviews. He also always gets disappointed when his fans don't know classical actors, black-and-white movies and operas.
* FanservicePack: He looks much more put together physically than he did at the start, going from lazy nerd to HollywoodNerd. Although better lighting and his older clothes getting worn out have probably helped.
** {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review:
-->'''Critic''': ([[SmugSnake being completely up himself]]) "It's hard to believe that such a handsome man could become even handso... hansomen... prettier."
* {{Fetish}}: Plenty. As stated in a few reviews; strong, toppy women, charming black guys, masochism, being humiliated, dildos, roleplay, bondage, fingering, licking whipped cream off a hot body, crossdressing (for some reason ''this'' is the one he's ashamed of the most), fictional incest couples that are the right age and not parent-child [[note]] he says this is the only way He-Man and She-Ra could get his attention[[/note]], the Chick's firey temper and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick six-breasted cats from outer space]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The StepfordSmiler and screaming anger (that Doug made an effort to use sparingly in later reviews) increased significantly after he came back.
* FluffyTamer: He hates meant-to-be-liked animals in movies (and they usually hate him right back), but falls completely in love with the gross ones, like the targ from ''Star Trek III''.
* TheFool: Deconstructed. ''BabyGeniuses'' and "NC Fuck-Ups III" proved once and for all he doesn't care anymore if people find him stupid, but if they think he's not creative or funny, then life isn't worth living.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to the Other Guy's responsible. He's the HotBlooded PsychopathicManchild who gets wasted by 6PM.
* FragileFlower: Luckily he mixes this with more HotBlooded tropes, but he breaks down in tears often for no reason.
* FreudianExcuse: Inverted. He had all kinds of bullying, shitty parents and retreated into obsessing over TV like the Chick, but he trashes this belief in ''TheCell'' by saying having a tragic past isn't a good excuse for doing things wrong as an adult.
* FreudianSlip: From the ''A Kid in King Arthur's Court'' review.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': Hey, they're actresses first and sisters second, and that's good enough in my porno--book.
** ''BarbWire'': "I remember it so you don't boobies! I mean, boobies, in the boobies boobies..."
* FriendlessBackground: And no sign of [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist social services anywhere]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Except the [[BrattyHalfPint annoying ones]].
* [[FriendToPsychos Friend To A Psycho]]: With Ask That Guy. He's not too bothered about being teased by him, is severely icked by the questions he gets asked but lets him violate Ma-Ti, is able to survive living in the same house with him ([[{{Twincest}} and share the same bed]]) and looked about to cry when Ask That Guy didn't save him in ''{{Kickassia}}''.
* GagPenis: [[spoiler: Thanks to Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Critic is unable to stand up from his chair and walk away at the end of his review of ''Film/ThePhantom.'' Even he's embarrassed by it.]] It's also big enough that it keeps thumping against the desk during his review of ''BlankCheck''.
* GeniusDitz: He's silly, gullible and not all there, but he's eloquent when not swearing up a storm, is very fond of black-and-white movies, can apparently follow black hole theories, is disgusted by the lack of history awareness in ''TheMagicVoyage'' and has a brain when it counts.
* GenreSavvy: "I know how this works. If I say the entire title that means that I've got to review it next week." [[GenreBlindness He always ends up saying it anyway]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Getting splashed with water is probably one of the [[WetSariScene nicer]] ways of doing that.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot > YuriFan: He went from drooling over attractive, underage sisters having a bit of IncestSubtext, to explaining why BaitAndSwitchLesbians and {{fanservice}}y HaveIMentionedIAmGay aren't helping gay rights in the slightest.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Before he hit puberty early, they were cootie-filled loudmouth annoyances.
-->'''Critic''': I don't know, maybe it's my inner little boy, but I just hate this fucking character [Webby], with her pwecious little bow and her cutie-cute dress and those cootie-filled eyes... boys forever! No girls allowed! I'm never going to like girls until the day I die! [shows cleavage] Aww shit, boobs ruin everything.
* GirlyRun: Shows off an adorably flaily one in the beginning of ''Star Trek Insurrection''.
* GoGoEnslavement: In the Game Heroes promo. He's surprised and scared that he's wearing a different shirt, so he must have been unconscious and at least shirtless at some point.
* GoingCommando: When he creams himself at the end of ''TheWorstWitch'', he sults that he's wearing a white suit so it's no problem.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation:
** [[Film/BatmanAndRobin A Bat... credit card?]] A ''BAT'' '''CREDIT''' '''''CARD'''''!?!
** "[[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry A cat and mouse]] are driving a ship trying to save the daughter of IndianaJones while being chased by a purple people eater, a dog on a skateboard, a performing ship captain, his hand puppet Squawk, two Mexican wrestlers and a doctor riding an ice cream cart. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the [[MindScrew Mind Fuck]]."
** He does this in his ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' review. He has a "WE DON'T CARE" outburst when the chase scene pisses him off.
* GoodCounterpart: To WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
* GreenEyedMonster: Part of why he's a BadBoss. This is the only thing he has so he's freaked out by people going into his territory and doing it better than him (or so he thinks).
* GrowingUpSucks: A slight variation of the trope, in that every stage of his life has proved to be a disappointment:
-->'''Critic''': "When you're a [[KidsAreCruel kid]] all you can think about is being in high school. When you're in [[TeensAreMonsters high school]] all you can think about is being in college. When you're in college all you can think about is being an adult. And when you're an [[JadedWashout adult]] all you can think about is being a [[ManChild kid again]]. LIFE FUCKING SUCKS!"
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Young Man]]: Comes with trashing the NostalgiaFilter.
* TheGruntingOrgasm: Subverted. As usual, he's stereotypically feminine about it and whenever he acts one out, it's about as high-pitched as you can get. And with the Chick also being established to be noisy in bed, one wonders how loud their sex was.
* {{Guyliner}}: Most noticeable in the "Top Eleven Dumbest Superman Moments" and ''The Exorcist II''. Both are celebrated by his fangirls.
* HappyPlace: Catherine Zeta Jones wearing a tie, glasses, a baseball cap and a long sweater is the best ever image he can conjure up. As a kid, it was a naked April O'Neil covered in whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
** Less sexually, commercials. Let him explain:
-->'''Critic''': It's like they exist in their own little world, a world that wants to scam you and be nice to you at the exact same time. Something about them strangely gives me comfort.
** That suddenly explains why he has so many commercials in his reviews.
* HatesBeingAlone: In ''Film/JudgeDredd'', when given the choice of living in an abusive care home or walking alone until death, he chooses the former.
* HatesSmallTalk: The awkward, filled-with-this date with the Chick drove him to breaking point.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Critic does this to ''himself''.
-->'''Critic:''' [[[StupidSexyFlanders fantasizes about]] WillSmith] [slaps himself] BOOBS! YOU LIKE BOOBS!
** He does the same thing when he's porning over HughJackman in the Chick's review of ''KateAndLeopold''. As he's basically giving a handjob to a stick of butter, it's even less credible than the first time.
** The "Critic Reloaded" reviews. He makes like ten BrainBleach-needing jokes at ''SuburbanKnights'' for [[ItMakesSenseInContext himself]] showing his legs (bear in mind that both Critic and Doug have bragged about that {{fanservice}}), and mocks ''ToBoldlyFlee'' for being like "Up with more homo-eroticism".
** After years of being [[HoYay/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses very]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-the-haunting-5634970 very]] ''[[WebVideo/DemoReel very]]'' queer-friendly, all the reboot's talk of putting dicks into women, making women pregnant and [[{{hypocrite}} mocking femmy guys]], comes off as trying way too hard.
* HearingVoices: Of the kids who bullied him over ''{{Doug}}'', as well as genuinely creepy laughter.
* HeartbreakAndIceCream: When he's suffering from depression after being called pathetic, he eats his weight in junk food.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: In the Chick's ''Worst Witch'' review, despite the ridiculous wig, he manages to pull off an all-white suit quite impressively. Chick gets a little annoyed by how Elisa and Nella suddenly fangirl over him when he arrives.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: To be as kind as possible, thank all the Gods the greasy hair/acne/horrible teeth combo he had as a preteen didn't last long.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Critic in the title cards is far more villainous, masculine and competent than our version.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one during ''[[BlackComedyRape Spooning With Spoony 2]]''.
** Also, the Critic's "mourning" of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' a la ''{{Hamlet}}'' seems to have him rather depressed.
** ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' has him starting the review feeling like he just got raped.
** The Critic opens the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' review like this, apparently still in shock from the insanity of the show.
** Another one happens in his ''My Pet Monster'' review, where in the end he gets asked by the producers of the movie why he is reviewing kids movies and getting incredibly wound up by them at the age of 28. He decides he needs ask himself some hard questions, and spends the credits just sitting on a chair while sad music plays. The depression lasts until the next week where he's pigging out on junk food, his self-esteem is six feet under and he would have given up completely if it hadn't been for an epic HesBack number.
** ''BabyGeniuses'' had him aimlessly wandering around Animarathon recalling that the movie was [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so horrible it left him unable to review it]]. He scares a random cosplayer, angsts a lot in his hotel room, punches a guy's lights out, screams at the convention audience in his Q&A panel and stares at the wall three times, each time forcing himself to look away. He snaps out of it when he realizes that his inner monologue counts as a review.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: At the end of ''ToBoldlyFlee''.]]
* HeroWorshipper: "Lucas! ...darling."
* HesBack: He gets to have a kickass song and say he's proud of his patheticness at the end of his first commercial special. It might not have lasted, but it was still awesome.
** Happens in ''MoulinRouge'', again with an epic song and putting on his signature outfit.
* HesGotLegs: ''SuburbanKnights'' gives them a lot of [[FemaleGaze attention]]. And Lupa said in a stream that he didn't even shave them. You may now start hating him, ladies.
* HiddenDepths: He knows his Chinese, he plays the clarinet, his childhood idol was Film/MaryPoppins and he's a Shakespeare and Greek Mythology buff.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: While also sad and inducing a lot of FridgeHorror, his childhood and the TraumaCongaLine that went on is built on BlackComedy.
* HollywoodNerd: How many "geeks" do you know that can pull off eyeliner as well as he did?
* HollywoodThin: Starting post-WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee filming, Doug has periods where he just looks strange (like ''TheKingAndI'' review where his head is tiny on his shoulders) yet nobody says a word and he's still meant to be seen as attractive.
* HonorBeforeReason: He couldn't stop himself from saving a little girl in ''Care Bears II'' even when he knew it was a trap (thus getting himself kidnapped), and he still tried to protect his team against [[SuburbanKnights Malachite]] even after his groin must have been smashed into jelly.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While easily being able to spot ObviouslyEvil in the movies he looks at, he's not so good when it comes to people in his own life. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses are perfect examples.
* HotBlooded: He finds it incredibly difficult to hide any emotion, whether it's happy, depressed or angry.
* HotDad: For a MisterSeahorse joke in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Diamanda showed great restraint in not blowing up his head when he freaked at the site hiring scary-looking people like her.
* HumanHummingbird: He moves fast whenever he flails, whether it's while running, excitement or having a FreakOut.
* HumiliationConga: Pretty much the entire reason for the existence of the ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' review is because the Critic was forced at gun-point to give a ''positive review of a movie everyone liked'' to rectify the public's shameful opinion of his first (and probably last) LetsPlay, which was posted a week earlier.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Demanding pure logic in the silliest of cartoons, but running totally on emotion himself.
** Even though he has a ton of {{guilty pleasure}}s, he never fully gets that people can like movies that he can't stand.
** He's so unwilling to accept Ma-Ti's death that he'll try and find (or make Chester find) a supernatural book that would raise the dead, but even in the [[SuburbanKnights movie]] where the aforementioned dying happened, he never fought back when he thought ''he'' was about to be killed.
** In "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green" and the ''{{Twilight}}'' editorial, he makes rants about learning from your mistakes and growing up. The irony that this comes after WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee but he's back to screaming and having psychotic breaks like he did years ago has not been lost on people.
** He also jokes that the mother in “The Odd Life Of Timothy Green” is “as unfruitful as her garden”. Remember when he called a similar joke in ''{{North}}'' “the worst thing uttered by humanity”?
** Five minutes after a giant getting-up-on-his-high-horse rant about Bay showing the soldiers in a shitty light, he accuses Bay of "editing history" to make the soldiers look better. It's confusing.
** When Real!Critic and the others give Ma-Ti a funeral in ''SuburbanKnights'', he calls them awful people for cremating him. Says the guy who screamed for BrainBleach every single time one of the male reviewers had a {{fanservice}} moment.
* IAmNotMyFather: From what we've heard of Daddy Critic's... parenting attitudes, Critic is trying his best to go the opposite way and be like a designated defender of kids everywhere.
* IconicItem: His tie has become this, and his gun to a lesser extent. The former becomes somewhat important in ''ScoobyDoo'', where it's only half-done when he's broken but tied properly when he's giving the poker game a shot.
* IconicOutfit: Baseball cap, white t-shirt, black suit jacket and a loose red tie. (And jeans of course.)
* IdenticalStranger: He shared a great resemblance to comic book writer EdBrubaker, known for his run on CaptainAmerica. And yes, that does make his review of the Matt Salinger CaptainAmerica movie hilarious for those that follow CaptainAmerica more than they do the Critic.
* IGaveMyWord: He might despise the movies he's forced to sit through, but if he's promised to do them then he'll try his best to get through the pain. Even for the ''Star Wars Holiday Christmas Special" he only put up a bit of fight before giving up and doing his job.
* IgnoredEpiphany: At the end of ''SurfNinjas'', after having a DyingDream where he likes it, he says he'll never like anything ever again. The next episode after was the "Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows", so that really didn't last.
* IHatePastMe: A completely undeserved instance in ''PearlHarbor'', as Critic's version of Michael Bay is well-meaning, but pathetic, simpering and whiny, martyred and is a director who can only make shit. Basically a NoSympathy, strictly-hetero portrayal of [[WebVideo/DemoReel Donnie]].
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The business in the ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' was partly HappinessIsMandatory and partly he really needs people to like him again. Another instance of showing just how bad this is, he's overflowing with joy at the end of the Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland review because "he's never felt so loved". Seeing as he's only being celebrated because he didn't make a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' joke... oof.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He's bitchy to child actors who he thinks doesn't deserve the attention they get, not getting that they mostly lead really hard lives. One of the reasons he hates Satine from ''MoulinRouge'' (who is ''a bloody prostitute'' mind you) is because she's not satisfied with the attentive adulation she gets. He's genuinely confused as to why the Superman cartoon version of Lois Lane wants praise for her work instead of her tiny skirt. [[AttentionWhore Notice a]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved pattern]]?
* [[spoiler: ILetGwenStacyDie]]: The videos after [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's death in SuburbanKnights]], especially the [[DespairEventHorizon Scooby Doo review]] show how much the guilt is affecting him to break down that much.
* ImmortalityHurts: In ''SonOfTheMask'', Evilina strongly implies that to punish him for his stupidity in coming down from the PlotHole, he'll have to live forever. (Until her dad comes for his soul anyway.)
* ImmuneToDrugs: He's taken ketamine, mixtures of nyquil and vicodin, tylenol and hell knows what else, and he hasn't been found dead yet.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Particularly bad reviews will have him reaching for stuff like Jack Daniels or Jagermeister. ''TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' had him reaching for progressively larger bottles, culminating in one larger than ''he'' was.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His screaming rants have become little boy tantrums and Doug revealed he shouts at things because what's on the screen is scaring him, he can't hold onto being the "bad guy" for very long and he's easily prone to crying.
* InelegantBlubbering: His knowledge of a traditional breakdown is one where you're puffy-eyed, sniffing, snorting and can barely talk.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He finally breaks down and says in the CR crossover that he doesn't want anyone going into his territory because they'd do it better than him, while the "Commercials Special" goes into his lack of self-esteem even more.
** Doug talks about it and Critic's relationship with others in the WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee commentary.
-->I usually find with a lot of insecure people, their closest friends, the people they depend on the most on for love, they can be the nicest to, and they can be the ''cruelest'' to.
* InformedAttribute: His AVGN-style song brags that he's the world's biggest and greatest cynic. If you say so.
* InformedFlaw: He's regularly making fun of himself for "screaming every other line", which is funny, but hasn't been relevant for the past few years. [[spoiler: Justified in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, where he uses it as an excuse of why he hates himself and nobody needs him.]]
* InLoveWithLove: He got upset when his many one-night-stands left him after sex, he could never decide whether he wanted commitment or not, he picked people who'll either hurt him or could never give him what he needed and he just kept on going with it all.
* InnocentFanserviceBoy: Deconstructed. He likes teasing his audience and bragging about how cute he is, but he has no idea what he's doing in the real world. As examples, the skirt in ''SuburbanKnights'', drinking with [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] when he's a complete lightweight and getting a stalker partner when he was a teenager.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Much like HorribleJudgeOfCharacter; fine with movies but sucks in real life. He doesn't get that being nice to Luke in front of Film Brain, congratulating the Chick on being a female version of him or assuming Chester didn't need the residuals of the BigLippedAlligatorMoment meme, would most definitely piss them off.
* TheInsomniac: Nyquil and Vicodin together? Ain't so healthy.
* InsultOfEndearment: In ''{{Ferngully}}'', the Chick called him a "stupid sack of shit" in the fondest tone she's ever had.
* InternalizedCategorism: He's Catholic and yet the religion is one of many on the list he's prejudiced against.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide[=/=]IWantToBeARealMan: Can always be relied upon to switch between the two at random, in a surprisingly realistic depiction of an adult who was occasionally RaisedAsTheOppositeGender.
* InUniverseCatharsis: Shooting things mainly. When he was a child, it was particularly goofy acting, the kind that he would want to bury from the public forever.
* InVinoVeritas: Phelous and Snob get pretty shocked when they see him vulnerably hanging onto The Other Guy and totally wasted in their "Troll 4" review. We aren't, [[JerkassFacade because we've seen it before]].
* IResembleThatRemark: He doesn't exactly defend himself well when Phelous jokes that he's an [[Film/ChildsPlay evil, insane, catchphrase-spewing doll]].
* IronicHell: [[spoiler:His entrapment in the world of ''Demo Reel''. Doug Walker/The Writer tells him that he hopes the experience will make him see the terrible movies he reviews a bit differently in the future]].
* IrrationalHatred: Even when there's not a GreenAesop around, he still has almost zero patience for hippies and preachy environmentalists.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Done in a more passive-aggressive style and God knows what the real situation, but even though he feels abandoned by the Chick's obsession with Todd, he tries to push the [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Boy]] feelings down and wants her to feel okay.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He's a cutie and knows it, but if you want this particularly stupid strain of insecurity, just remind him that he's balding.
* JadedWashout: Best summed up here:
-->'''Critic:''' Look at you, you had such dreams ahead of you, such promise, you were perfect back then -- okay you had stupid glasses, teeth like a chipmunk and a dumb and dumber haircut that only got dumb and dumber -- but you had such hope.
* JerkassFacade: Not that he isn't a genuine dick, but coupled with SympatheticPOV, there's no indication that the other characters know what we know about him. Or that he'd be willing to tell them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He fiercely protects kids but has no patience for annoying dogs, he trashes other people's nostalgia but can't make it through ''Follow That Bird'' without {{squee}}ing, he's demanding of Chester but is the only to give him money and a place to stay, he's a bastard to people but is so very loyal to the ones he cares about, he has a temper but heartwarming moments come regularly... let's just say this guy can get complicated.
* {{Keet}}: When he's actually enjoying himself.
* KickTheDog: Played for BlackComedy, but how he treats animals - gleeing when dogs have a chance of dying, throwing rocks at pets to see if their owners laugh, chucking a spider through a window because he's scared of it - will remind you that he's a PsychopathicManchild if you ever forget it.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Usually done with The Last Angry Geek. Like when Geek put massively pricey, not needed shoulder pads on his bill, he said he was going to stop the Geek's show.
* KidAnova: After calling a kinky fantasy starring [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April]] every kid's dream, he defensively reminds people that he was an early bloomer.
* KiddieKid: At first it sounds like he's being sarcastic about acting like a monkey in eighth grade, but then he turns out he actually did.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: When he watched Cool World as a young'un, he ran for the exit like the screen was on fire.
* KleptomaniacHero: In "Holiday Clusterfuck", he steals a woman's money after the Christmas stress drives her to suicide.
* TheKlutz: Parodied when Phelous throws a sock at his head. He falls around his house so much that he ends up shooting himself with his gun.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He was as shocked as we were when he got to interview the crew of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and they had actually liked his stuff. Same thing happened for Ebert enjoying his tribute and "Christopher Walken"/"Vincent Price" knowing who he is.
* KubrickStare: He often makes this expression (the grimacing kind) while reviewing movies that are frustrating him, most notably in ''{{North}}''.
* LackOfEmpathy: In his amnesia state for the anniversary reviews. He's confused as to why everyone is mourning Ma-Ti's death in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' as a "small Indian boy is no big loss", and he only just barely stops himself from calling ToBoldlyFlee-Critic a girl for showing off emotion.
* LargeHam: WordOfGod says that the hamminess comes from DaffyDuck, Jack Lemmon's performance as Professor Fate in ''TheGreatRace'', and the Red Queen in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Usually he wouldn't deserve getting beaten and tortured with a pitchfork by an AxCrazy guy who was pretending to be blind, but after stating that he was about to bludgeon said guy to death just for a movie, he kinda does in this instance.
* LaughingMad: In ''Film/TheNeverendingStory III'' review, after finishing the movie and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation getting mad]], in ''Chairman Of The Board'' where he laughs manically when he gets the meaning of Edison's name, when ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' ruins the one funny joke they had and when Zack shows his new haircut in ''SavedByTheBell''. That last one gave him an orgasm.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: In a brief cool moment, he leans against the wall while the Grinch narrator is talking.
* LickedByTheDog: Even though they have their arguments, Chester always calls him nice and will be the first to defend him.
* LimitedWardrobe: According to the drawing in the Willy Wonka episode, he's worn the same clothes since kindergarten.
* LIsForDyslexia: Shared with Doug himself.
-->'''Critic''': It's like if you cross a dyslexic with a complete idiot.
* LiteralMinded: To give an example from ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.
--> '''Earthworm''': Remember what your parents said, James!
--> '''Critic''': ..."Look out, a rhino"?
* LittleBitBeastly: Coming back from the future of seahorses gave him a temporary tail. The FurryFandom suddenly started liking him then.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: He complains in his ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' review that nobody ever tells him things like why the dinosaurs died out.
* LonelyRichKid: Evidently the only way his parents could give him any kind of love was to give whatever kind of toys he wanted.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: When he was sixteen.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: His romantic life would put [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buff's]] to shame.
-->'''Critic''': Ain't love a bitch?
* LoserProtagonist: He lives with his abusive mother, has a load of issues, his job is the only life he has and the other one was being a CrustyCaretaker, doesn't particularly have a lot of talent and has NoSocialSkills. The knowledge of all this hits him like a ton of bricks in ''ScoobyDoo'' and he spends WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee trying to fix it.
* LovableCoward: He gets freaked out constantly and driven to tears by things he could just turn off, but he's fun to watch.
* LovableNerd: Being played by [[NiceGuy D]][[{{Keet}} o]][[{{Adorkable}} u]][[MeanCharacterNiceActor g]] certainly helps.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: It's lucky that Lindsay!Chick had so much chemistry with him, but from the way he acted in the "Search For The Nostalgia Chick", he was going to be in love with whatever woman won.
* LoveMartyr: From his knowledge of how abusive relationships work, it's safe to say he's had experiences with going back to a horrible partner.
* LoveRedeems: Disney can bring him back from being a psychopath and his enjoyment of Christmas can never be broken.
* LustObject: Spoony has lust for everyone, but he's ''really'' proud to have Critic as a conquest. And we're guessing he didn't blackmail others or break into their houses.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: His temper usually builds up using this method.
* MadnessMantra: All he could write while watching ''BioDome'' was "why why why why why why...", and in ''DropDeadFred'', after the friend praises the lead for her craziness: "No! No! No! No! No! No!..."
* MagneticHero: In a stereotypically feminine way. No matter how much the others like hurting him, no matter how dickish he can get, if there are tears they'll get sucked right in and want him to be okay.
* [[FemaleMisogynist Male Misandrist]]: Oddly (given what [[StrawFeminist she's]] [[DoesNotLikeMen like]]), he's complained more about MaleGaze, the standard [[NobleMaleRoguishMale stereotypes]], the WhiteMaleLead trend and apparent "what about teh menz" feelings in movies more than the Chick ever has.
* {{Manchild}}: [[WordOfGod Doug]] seems to put the Critic's mental age at about twelve. A few examples of this being he still believes in Santa, hiding under the desk when he's afraid and he also still eats at Chuck E. Cheese's.
* ManipulativeBastard: In "The Review Must Go On", as he wears Doug down and doesn't care that he's hurting him, insult-threatens him when Doug actually does try leaving, brightens up when he gets what he wants, but goes low and threatening again when Doug has another condition.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Every episode he does will feature at least one impression or fake accent. He's usually very good at them, but his MorganFreeman voice sounds nothing like the man.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to the Nostalgia Chick's Masculine Girl. He also acted as the Feminine Boy to ObscurusLupa in ''SuburbanKnights''.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Doug Walker is ''nothing'' like his pathetic, crazed character in real life. Some of the commentaries get bizarre, as the Critic is yelling at the movie for being stupid and Doug is yelling at the Critic for being a dick.
* MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler: After he takes on the PlotHole]]. He'll still snark, but protecting the universe has done his temper, self-worth issues, intelligence and maturity a world of good.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: He admits in the ''{{Gordy}}'' review that he's so tired.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: It's been said by fans and by Doug, he's far more entertaining and interesting when he's being a victim or breaking down.
* MisterSeahorse: WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick forced him to get preggers through fairy sex one time.
* MommasBoy: A rare tragically-funny one, with a few [[ParentalIncest uncomfortable]] [[OedipusComplex jokes]] here and there.
* MoodSwinger: He's a bit like a Hollywood-style manic depressive.
* MotorMouth: One of the issues with his LetsPlay is that he never stopped talking. Granted, ''Bart's Nightmare'' is not much to look at, but quiet moments in [=LPs=] are encouraged.
* TheMovieBuff: It's part of his job.
* MrFanservice: He's cute and knows it, suffers well, likes taking his shirt off, enjoys making orgasm noises, has given a blowjob to a joystick, looks very nice in a [[SuburbanKnights short tunic with no pants or tights]] and in the advertisement for Geek Fight, he says he won't get naked for the cards... yet.
* MrImagination: He manages to outdream Stanley in the ''ATrollInCentralPark'' review. Only his dreams are slightly more... painful to the titular troll. And when he can't stop himself from imagining the babies between Goliath and Elisa, he bitches that his mind never does what he tells it to.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Who in the right mind has coffee before going to sleep?
* MyBelovedSmother: "Hey, she's my world!" But like Ask That Guy, he can't stop himself from having a fantasy about her dying every now and then.
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: In late 2011/early 2012, there's been a reference in a lot of episodes about wanting to be or acting like a father.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He has a crying fit when his Nintendo disappears after he stops playing it.
** In his third Nostalgic Commercials special, he orders an off-screen minion to inject five people with diabetes (however ''that's'' supposed to work...) then stops and says, "Dear God, I think I might be horrible."
** Accidentally killing Film/MaryPoppins, his first childhood icon, crushes him.
** After making the obligatory gay joke about Bert And Ernie, he breaks down to all the cast of ''Series/SesameStreet'' and apologizes for trying to review the first show he ever saw.
** The lyrics Lindsay used at the end of "Thanks For The Feedback" implies this:
--> "Baby come back, you can blame it all on me. I was wrong..."
** He breaks down immediately after shooting Floss for no reason other than getting a sad ending.
** If he didn't regret forcing Doug to bring him back by the time Santa Christ decided to be vindictive to him, then there's no doubt he did when the devil's daughter decided it was crueler to leave him alive.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ma-Ti's death in ''SuburbanKnights'' made him disquietingly obsessed with responsibility and consequences.
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* NecktieLeash: Done more and more as times goes on, but averted in his review of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. They took it away so he wouldn't hang himself.
** In their battles, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd had a [[FoeYay special]] fondness for pulling it for the sake of pulling it.
** Three words, given by Spoony: "ride the pony".
** The Game Heroes also pull his tie while forcing him to promote their t-shirts. Slightly unnecessary as he's also tied up, at gunpoint and clearly not going anywhere, but nobody's complaining.
** Even the fans join in the fun during the ''{{Ponyo}}'' credits, to punish him for his dislike of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''.
* NervousWreck: He's pretty easy to stress out.
* NeverBareheaded: He rarely takes off his hat on the show. Exceptions are his ''Batman and Robin'' review and his ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' tribute.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He's seriously upset when ''QuestForCamelot'' makes him kill innocent Disney characters.
* NiceHat: His baseball cap. He's one of the few men over the age of twenty who can make it look cool.
* NightmareFetishist: His perfect ending for the Santa Claus movie (an awkwardly sweet piece of camp) would be that it was all a DyingDream caused by being out in a blizzard.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Who wants to know where he got that skull from and what he's actually drinking?
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: He hates his audience for being sadistic, ungrateful pricks [[note]] note that Doug loves his fans[[/note]] but will put himself through an ungodly shitty film because they requested it all the time. This usually doesn't end well for him.
** Even though the Ghost Of Christmas Future has been an annoying, stalker-like bastard throughout ''BabesInToyland'', when the Critic sees that he's depressed, he acts very fatherly and comforting towards him. He then makes the mistake of letting the ghost choose what movie he should suffer through next, and the ghost ''immediately'' picks TheGrinch.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: With the Chick. Seeing as how she's just as bad, she doesn't seem to mind too much.
** In ''Star Trek Insurrection'', he was close enough to That Sci-Fi Guy to look particularly molesty. Not to mention they were lying in bed together.
* NoSocialSkills
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Although he's shown a lot of attraction to the Chick before, he's more annoyed that even she enjoys ''MoulinRouge'' than anything else. He doesn't even seem to notice that she's wearing burlesque.
* NotSoAboveItAll: At the end of his ''LostInSpace'' review, he rants to the first appearance of Dr. Smith about nobody can trust him, but then he's easily manipulated and gets shot by his own gun.
** He calls out the Care Bears for falling for Christie's and Darkheart's trap, but her screaming breaks him down and he goes to help, getting bagged in the process. He can't resist their ThePowerOfLove moment either, and shouts out for Santa Christ.
* NotSoDifferent: There are an essay's worth of similarities between him and The Nostalgia Chick. Ask That Guy is also his EvilCounterpart.
** In his review of ''Bio-Dome'', the Critic screams "ASS!" to express rage - a trademark of [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd his rival.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Shown in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' where he's willing to commit mass murder-suicide through dynamite if anyone threatened the power he'd finally managed to gain.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: In the ''WesternAnimation/{{HeMan|and the Masters of the Universe}}'' review. Even Doug and Rob admitted soon after that the review was not one of their finest moments, and maybe it's not a coincidence that the Critic character started getting progressively girlier in later episodes.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lampshaded when he's hitting on Catherine ''Zeta'' Jones. He tries to get with her by saying he's [[BlatantLies really eighty four]]. (He's really thirty but looks like a teenager with a beard.)
* OneNoteCook: He can only make cereal. Lampshaded in "Fuck Ups Part Three" where he notes he should probably spend more time in the kitchen and less time gobbling junk food.
* OneOfUs: He's used the words NightmareFuel, FanDumb, TearJerker and {{Squee}}.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToInsultYou: When he [[InsultMisfire thinks]] Linkara is calling WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick a wussy, he tells him he's not allowed to insult her in that way.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Even disregarding angry {{cluster f bomb}}s, swearing is a fairly natural part of his vocabulary. So when he goes GoshdangItToHeck or doesn't swear at all, something's either gone very wrong or very right.
** If he thinks a child getting hit is funny rather than horrible, you'll know the child character is [[TheScrappy incredibly annoying.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When Doug did top elevens or tributes in the earlier days, he could never quite stop his real Chicago drawl coming through Critic's broad everyman accent. Luckily he eventually managed to hide it completely. (Except in bloopers obviously.)
* OralFixationFixation: That joystick can't have tasted all that nice.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In the middle bit of ''Film/{{Airborne}}'', he comes across (unintentionally) as a bit of a HeteronormativeCrusader who thinks the lead isn't a proper man because he wants to be a pacifist and not fight. He gets out of it near the end, but it was a weird period for a SissyVillain who hates morals of "solve problems by fighting".
** In the ''Film/TankGirl'' review, he freaks over a possibly horny woman director wanting a ShirtlessScene for a man. He never acted like that before, he's never acted like that again and he's even made much use of the FemaleGaze himself.
** In the ''Child's Play II'' review; "Yeah, when you're going to tie up a child, do it for the same reason I would. To beat him." 'Cos that sounds like the guy who invokes GodwinsLaw on [[BebesKids someone who is an asshole to their kids and then leaves them]].
* PapaWolf: Even if he thinks the kid's a BrattyHalfPint, treat a child badly or don't take responsibility, and Critic will '''hate''' you.
* ThePerfectionist: One of his major problems is that he always expects too much out of everything and so sets himself up for disappointment.
* PersonaNonGrata: In his review of ''Film/Jaws3D'', NC states that due to an [[{{Kickassia}} incident]], he can never go back to Nevada.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In his ''QuestForCamelot'' review, he got so angry with the movie for not explaining anything that he accidentally caused a massive explosion that destroyed an entire city. ''Twice''.
* PerverseSexualLust: For Catherine Zeta Jones, as we find out in his [[TopTen Top]] [[UpToEleven 11]] [[VillainSong Villain Songs]] video. It's an inverted example as the Critic is a fictional character while Catherine Zeta Jones is a real life actress.
* PingPongNaivete: His intelligence and competence will vary depending on who he's with and if it's funny for him to be stupid or not.
* PinkMeansFeminine: His bedroom has pink curtains. Amusingly, the first time we saw them was when he was writing in his diary like a teenage girl in the ''MyPetMonster'' review.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: Quite frequently. He did it when ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' were going to sing another song, when he was made to review the Star Wars Holiday Special and even though it wasn't begging, he did say he would give Devil Sage everything if he took his memories of Sequel Month away.
* {{Prematurely Bald}}ing: Lampshaded this, noting that he used to have a mop of hair back in high school. He promptly breaks down in tears.
* PrettyBoy: He and others certainly think so: he calls himself pretty rather than handsome in his ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review, Spoony made him dress in drag and took pictures while raping him, the Chick went into bad touch land after chloroforming him, the Game Heroes had fun manhandling him while he was their DistressedDude and both Linkara and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] have fairly obvious crushes on him.
* ProperlyParanoid: He drives himself crazy trying to decipher the Nerd's "compliment", but when he's ready to give up and admit that the Nerd might be a nice guy, he finds the insult.
** When he's ready to snap and cry because he thinks he and his world is all Alec Baldwin's delusion, he's only a couple steps away from the truth.
* ProudToBeAGeek: He calls himself enough of a dork to purchase the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' limited edition [=DVDs=].
* PsychoticSmirk: He spends most of “The Review Must Go On” with this.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's like a twelve year old kid with a gun. During his Disneycember review, Doug says he took a lot of the character's "pathetic whiny brat in a grown person's body" part from the Red Queen in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
* PuppyDogEyes: Usually a side-effect of when he's really suffering, and not just because of bad movies. Turns into QuiveringEyes occaisonally.
* RagingStiffie: The target of the odd joke or two.
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: For a short period. It caused a few identity problems.
-->'''Critic''': Now granted I didn't grow up as a girl... for long. *looks embarrassed and about to cry* I have a history.
* RaisedCatholic: Quite conservatively so, which provides a good excuse for his moments of uncertainty as to if being gay is a choice or not.
* RapeAsBackstory: On his prom night, even. Low blow. That trauma monkey plushie also raises a few questions.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: He's incredibly pale (he even disappears due to ''CoolAsIce'' being far too white), and is at least meant to be attractive. The downside of this is that it makes it very obvious when Doug demonstrates his lack of familiarity with sunscreen.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that he's spending his time trying to learn how to transform himself into different things, not just being a muppet.]] By the Linkara cameo in December, he mostly seems to have got it to work.
* ReallyGetsAround: Just not quite in the way he wants. This quality increased for insecurity reasons in 2012.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: [[{{in-universe}} Believes]] in this pretty heavily. As an example, Princess Peach using a frying pan to knock out an enemy disgusts him. As another example, he calls the possessed person in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' with "no emotions, no feelings and no needs" the perfect woman. Although like Chick and Lindsay, this is just meant to be the character being an idiot and not Doug's real feelings on the subject. In Doug's own reviews of Disney movies, he even argues why leads like Ariel, Cinderella and Snow White aren't the feminist nightmares they're made out to be.
** His reason for hating the women in ''PearlHarbor'' is that they giggle. Not what they're giggling about, not that they do it too much, not that they're {{flat character}}s, just hates them from the first laugh.
* RedOniBlueOni: Does this to himself. The Nostalgia Critic's the red oni, to the real life Doug Walker's blue oni.
** Nicely swapped round with Linkara in ''Star Trek Insurrection''. To perhaps show Critic has grown up a bit, he shouts very little and tries to be optimistic while Linkara spends a lot of time angry and yelling.
* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Boy]]: Whenever someone else ([[DistressedDude Game Heroes]], [[BlackComedyRape Spoony]], [[BastardGirlfriend Chick]] etc.) makes him the victim.
* RepressedMemories: From the review of ''Film/{{Hook}}'': "I have the same unquestioned repressed childhood memories that everyone has." {{beat}} "What?"
* TheRival: To WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, who really doesn't know why he hates him so much.
* SadClown: Under all the jokes and snark, he's really quite depressed. He even takes it one step further by feeling insecure about his abilities for comedy.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Very often and typically for long periods of time.
* SecretlyWealthy: Sage is actually shocked when he sees it all come through. So much so that he offhandedly tells Critic to go jump off a cliff afterwards instead of using the MoreThanMindControl to his advantage.
* SelectiveObliviousness: In some ways he knows the Chick better than anyone, but he blinded himself to what she was doing in ''{{Kickassia}}'' because he thought she had his UndyingLoyalty, he assumed she would feel the same pride that he did when he sat through a bad movie, and he views her as a lot tougher than she really is.
** Not just with Chick. He's pretty good with denial as a whole, like when he was complaining about his job for years but only sank into major depression when a director inadvertently made him realize his life was meaningless.
* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler:WebVideo/DemoReel turns out to have been a Self-Inflicted Purgatory created by his neuroses and [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy made real by the Plot Hole]].]]
* SelfServingMemory: He remembered ''{{Kickassia}}'' as becoming a God when he just sat on his ass all day, and the titular crossovers as teaching Linkara, Chick, Phelous and LordKat a lesson about going into his territory when in reality, he broke down in all of them and had to be comforted.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to the Other Guy's Manly Man.
* SexIsViolence: He looks suspiciously post-coital after he causes a mass explosion. And the chaos of the "Pink Elephants On Parade" makes him exhaustedly ask "Was it good for you?".
** Also, ''Star Trek Insurrection'' has him pawing That Sci-Fi Guy enough to raise some eyebrows. What makes it this trope is that three episodes before, Sci-Fi Guy killed him.
* SexyCoatFlashing: Done in his review of the Flinstones Movie, where he acts out Halle Berry trying to comfort the audience.
* SexyStewardess: In the first DVD menu, he bizarrely (but not problematically) dresses up like a flight attendant who has a lot of skin showing.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: He can't seem to stop himself, even when there's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R7bz5lrhzs gun to his head]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Although he's an easily emotional, giggly kid himself, he's nearly never impressed with ThePowerOfLove, a lot of picks for his Top 11s are actually kinda sad and he has a big rant about believing in dreams in his ''ATrollInCentralPark'' review.
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: No question that he likes the {{determinator}} kind of love, it's mushiness that he can't stand.
* SinisterSurveillance: He managed to get a camera into every site member's house, so he'll know when they're apparently trying to steal his spotlight.
* SirSwearsALot: The only episode where he didn't swear was in ''Follow That Bird'', which is very sweet.
* SissyVillain: Although not with the usual UnfortunateImplications. He's a pathetic jackass, but not because he's "sissy". That's just part of his personality.
* SitcomArchnemesis: [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game]] ''[[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd NEEEEEEEEEEEERD!!!]]''
* SkewedPriorities: He thinks child abuse, even the more minor stuff, is worse than rape. Done intentionally, as while the Critic complains about the ''Starchaser'' sexbot abuse scene as creepy for the kids, Doug rants on the commentary about the disgustingness of her character being forcibly changed from unwilling to slut.
* SlouchOfVillainy: When Doug gives him the answer he wants in “The Review Must Go On”.
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: CR made a pointed comparison to Critic and Baby-Doll from ''{{Batman}}'', trying to get him to see that he'll end up as a WhiteDwarfStarlet if he keeps on stressing about people taking his job.
* SmartBall: Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''. When he gives a too-well-reasoned argument about the Chick growing out of the site-planned GirlShowGhetto and doing her own thing, Chick meta-brags that what he's saying sounds like her writing.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He doesn't have a whole lot of faith in his intelligence, not helped by all the mistakes he makes, but he really is smarter than he seems.
* SoapboxSadie: Nobody can accuse of him of not genuinely caring about kids, racism or sexism (and if you have for the first one, what have you been watching?), but it's like he can only be OCD-like about one of those things an episode, while the rest get pushed to the side slightly.
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Parodied when people accuse him of being an anti-groundite. He goes on to say they're hard-working, have feelings and some of his good friends are floors. His own floor then tries to shoot him.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Showcased in ''TheRoom'' where he ends up shouting the "Dead Parrot Sketch" from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', and uses a quote from ''Creator/WilliamShakespeare'' seconds later.
* SoProudOfYou: Doug most likely knew that Lindsay didn't invent the concept of TheSmurfettePrinciple, but Critic acted like the Chick did.
* SoreLoser: When he loses the third match against [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], he's a whiny, angry brat who accuses Joe of cheating.
* TheSoulless: He lost it to Malcolm's devil in return for a good Zod impression.
* SpeechImpediment: He starts stammering when he's scared or nervous.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: He pops up in the Chick's review of ''{{Transformers}}'' when she says the word "manchildren". Also when Maven says the words "nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia" in her Count Chocula review.
* SplitPersonality: Done in the more realistic fashion. Three times now something bad has happened to really trigger him off, he'll react with intense distaste (HearingVoices with the ''{{Doug}}'' bullies, long {{angrish}} with how childish ''TheHaunting'' remake was, exploding cities with ''QuestForCamelot'') and then he'll come back with apologies or would have to be made aware of what he just did.
* {{Squee}}: As the "Follow That Bird" review proved, [[UpToEleven he can go higher than a teenage girl]] when he's excited. He even squees the trope name in his review of ''Film/{{Alaska}}''.
* StalkerWithACrush: In his teenage years, he broke up with someone three times.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': How many times can you break up with someone before they turn into a psycho and start stalking you? *looks around scared and whispers* Three.
** He himself approaches stalker territory when he first pretends to be Rasputin to have a conversation with the Chick and secondly hides in the bushes to capture her and make her watch ''{{Bratz}}''. She finds the former endearingly annoying and doesn't seem to mind the latter, however, probably because she chloroformed him first.
* SteelEarDrums: Played straight most of the time and subverted once. All that shooting in close spaces doesn't affect him, but a girl's annoying voice pierces right through.
* StepfordSmiler: A mix of type C/type A. A good example of stepfordness is in the beginning of the ''BluesBrothers'' video game where he's waking up in the morning.
* TheStoner: While he bears none of the character traits associated with the trope, he does make a few references. His plan for the 100th episode was to show a crummy clip show and smoke some pot. He's also on an ongoing search for "Pot Land" according to his review of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show''.
* [[StrangeGirl Strange Boy]]: He'd still be pretty bizarre even if you took away all the self-confidence issues, the flightiness and the temper tantrums. People in crossovers didn't notice until pretty late on.
* StrawmanEmotional: In his worst moments. The fact that he doesn't seem to even realize he can be like this makes it easier to stomach.
* [[FanDumb The Strawstuffer]]: Invoked. Doug talks in ''TheSimpleWish'' commentary how, even though he has fair days, Critic can never quite grasp how the films he moans about are often the subject of ExecutiveMeddling and that the actor/director/producer is usually not the one he should be directing his complaints at.
* StubbornMule: He calls himself a stubborn old curmudgeon in the "Willy Wonka" Old vs New.
* [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Sexy]] KeithDavid, HughJackman and WillSmith.
-->*slaps himself* BOOBS! YOU LIKE BOOBS!
* SurvivalMantra: Until the Burger King runs away in terror from ''Twister'', "elephant" serves as his call back to reality.
* SweetTooth: He downs an entire bag of candy in ''NickToons''.
* SympatheticPOV: It's his show, so we get to see him break down, fanboy, be a victim, be a jackass, be smart, be dumb... the works. If we knew him from [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain's]] POV for example, he wouldn't nearly be as likable.
* TakeAThirdOption: When Spoony gives him a choice of reviewing the Reb Brown ''CaptainAmerica'' movie or letting the forced crossdressing pictures of Spooning With Spoony 2 leak out, he chooses a noose instead.
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: When he didn't get promoted in his CrustyCaretaker job, we get to see Doug's video of that "I QUIT!" ShirtlessScene.
* TalkativeLoon: When he gets worked up.
* TedBaxter: No matter how many times it gets [[BreakTheHaughty beaten out of him]], he's an egotistical prick. What makes a little more interesting, though, is his self-esteem is pretty low and pathetically easy to break.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Literally. He takes pills that he owns to make him sound like Kevin Conroy, and his voice drops much lower as well as his balls.He almost certainly was trying to invoke this at the beginning. Sexist, homophobic, a lower-pitched voice, still wasn't smart but had much more CommonSense, owned a HairTriggerTemper, slobby, easily bored and none of the femmy, childish behavior we know him for.
* ThinkingTic: Has a tendency to pucker his mouth when he's thinking something over.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Santa Christ showing up to erase his memory of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''. And "Poor Critic" at the end of his Commercials Special has him getting his self-confidence back.
** In the ''[=NickComs=]'' episode, TemptingFate actually works in his favor for once and gives him ''TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''.
** After being so deathly boring for the majority of time, ''Film/{{Junior}}'' gets funny and stupid with Arnold in a dress and spouting one-liners.
** ''Film/DoubleTeam'' more than satisfies him with the "BEST! DEATH! EVER!".
** After going through hell with Sequel Month, he gets to enjoy himself with ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
** Considering how depressed he was that he couldn't muster up the courage to talk to the Chick during the failure date, their relationship becoming DatingCatwoman probably counts.
** [[spoiler: In WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, his creator telling him how good of a character he became. Plus saving the world.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Plenty of instances. Examples include taunting Disney villains, tempting an angel to kick his ass and God to strike him down, trusting people he shouldn't and following the orders of Sage ''when he believes he's the devil''.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Not a bad thing, but he wasn't always lacking in a lot of common sense.
* TookALevelInKindness: As a result of Doug deciding to do more stuff he likes (at least in a GuiltyPleasure sense) and saying what the movie actually did right. The HiddenDepths and the PetTheDog moments help too. Of course he's still a broken, immature asshole.
* TookALevelInJerkass: When he descended from the PlotHole. Though when you've hit such peak good-guy that even your bitchy DistaffCounterpart assumes you're God, there's assumedly nowhere left to go but down.
* TooKinkyToTorture: When he's parodying being a DistressedDude in the ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' review, he sounds less defiant and more excited about being electrocuted.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: He has a rarely-mentioned obsession with breakfast cereal, which shows up in his cereal mascots review (obviously) and a crossover sketch with the Nostalgia Chick and The Maven of the Evantide.
* TragicHero: Tragically funny. He genuinely wants to be a NiceGuy or at least feel more optimistic about things, but he can never quite quell his temper. PlayedForDrama in ''ScoobyDoo'' and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
* TransparentCloset: The door will be opened and closed for RuleOfFunny and RuleOfCute. Sometimes he'll valiantly attempt to be all about the boobs, other times he'll fangirl guys without the slightest bit of regret.
* TraumaCongaLine: It is profoundly entertaining to see what horrible thing will happen to him next, either in the present or in his childhood.
* TriggerHappy: This bites him in the ass twice; when he panics and shoots Santa Christ in ''{{Kickassia}}'' and when he kills his childhood icon, Film/MaryPoppins, after ''QuestForCamelot''.
* TroubledButCute: Boy is pretty damaged.
* TroubledChild: "I had issues." Understatement of the century, dollface.
* {{Tsundere}}: Showcased in pretty much the entirety of the "Follow That Bird" review.
-->'''Nostalgic Critic:''' Big Bird! Oh my god! He is just as big as I remember him! Some things never change when you're a chi- IT'S A MAN IN A COSTUME! ...A big...loveable...heartwarming costume...
** In ''Film/{{Alaska}}'' he switches between horror at polar bears eating people to fawning over the movie's animal lightning fast.
* {{Uke}}: Even ''Chester'' lampshades the implications of "Nerd-On-Critic action". Not to mention that if he spends any time with a woman, it'll end up in MasculineGirlFeminineBoy.
* UndyingLoyalty: As lampshaded by Ma-Ti in ''{{Kickassia}}''. If he does actually care for someone, he'll cling on tight and do anything for them.
* UnfazedEveryman: Despite his cowardice, he's perfectly accepting of characters from the movies he's watching talking to him.
* UnkemptBeauty: He looks much better with a rumpled suit and baseball cap than he does in 'proper' clothes.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Maybe it's a good thing that he never wins, because when he does (and that's rare), he acts like a prick.
* UnstoppableRage:
** In response to the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', the Nostalgia Critic shoots the show so many times it literally goes up in a giant explosion.
** And then again for ''BlankCheck''.
** For ''QuestForCamelot'' he gets so angry that the movie keeps making shit up with absolutely no explanation that his anger destroys a town with a nuclear explosion. Then it happens again mere moments later when one of the characters makes a horrible DirtyHarry pun.
** ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'' certainly did piss off the NC to no end, but the last straw was, instead of the theme song to the series, they place Rockbiter singing "Born To Be Wild" during the motorcycle scene on the end credits. This sends the NC laughing all the way to Home Depot, buying a crowbar, coming home, and then mercilessly beating ''and raping'' the DVD to pieces.
-->''[[CaptainObvious I'm fucking the DVD! I'm fucking the DVD!]]''
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Not in the "was nice but is now evil" way, but the "hoped for far more than this" version.
* VanityIsFeminine: He frantically paws at his face before running off to print out pictures of it in the photocopier. This is apparently his secret hobby.
* VerbalTic: The Critic has an extremely prevalent one that typically appears multiple times in the span of every single review. Once you notice it you'll hear it all the time. [[note]] It's "on top of that".[[/note]]
** He will almost always provide a summation of his review along the lines of "The <noun> is <adjective>, the <noun> is <adjective>, the <noun> is <adjective>... In short, it's an <adjective> <noun>."
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Chester. Critic steals Chester's drugs and lets him search for the necronomicon by himself while Chester is somewhat of an UngratefulBastard who will blow up cities just to upset Critic. However, Critic gave Chester a job, a safe place to stay and is the only one on the site to give him money, while Chester will be one of the first to defend Critic against anyone else.
* VocalEvolution: The Nostalgia Critic's voice was much more drawling and manlier in his earlier episodes with Doug's real Chicago accent coming through, with almost none of the high-pitched screaming and animated excitement he'd become known for.
** His Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger impression is improving as well. Impressions in his Schwarzenegger month videos are deeper than his earlier reviews, and pretty close to the real thing.
** His female voice is getting better too. In early reviews, it was just slightly more high-pitched than his child voice. Now it's almost sounding like a woman is talking.
* WalkingDisasterArea: Computers, stuffed animals and kitchen appliances have all blown him up or gone wrong in some way before he even managed to touch them.
* [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn Weakness Turns Them On]]: Even the other TGWTG contributors like him better when he's vulnerable. Spoony especially.
* WeakWilled: In the Top 11 Cereal Mascots, he goes out (twice) immediately to buy something because advertising told him to. And Devil!Sage manages to control him easily even after he's said he's not the devil.
* WeaponOfChoice: A CoolGun he uses with wild abandon. WordOfGod says it was done for the funny, the menacing aspect and also because it's really quite pathetic.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's great that you want the Chick to be proud of herself, but forcing her to watch ''{{Bratz}}'' is kinda harsh.
* [[WhatBeautifulEyes What Beautiful]] [[KaleidoscopeEyes Glasz Eyes]]: Like BenedictCumberbatch or ChrisColfer, his eyes change from blue to green to gray depending on the lighting. Their prettiness is lampshaded by Lindsay in the ''MoulinRouge'' review.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Look at the top picture of the three Critics on his blip page. The first is him being goofy, the second is him looking angry while pointing a gun, and what does the third involve? A cute smile with his dimple showing.
* WhiteKnighting: While [[DoubleStandard obviously]] not as hardcore as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's fanbase, his fangirls do have a tendency to believe that he's like a four year old boy who needs protective {{Mama Bear}}s to save him from the trolls.
* WhiteMaleLead: He doesn't fit the description (you couldn't really view him as privileged other than having a fair amount of money and he's not overshadowing any minority), but he views himself as one.
** Played straighter in the reboot, as he gets the most airtime, often explains the obvious to the bad guys, and the black guy and woman are relegated to one-note characters on the side.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: On the TGWTG Vol. 1 DVD, he dresses up like an airline stewardess.
** Douchey has a picture of him wearing MarilynMonroe's dress, which Critic gets embarrassed by.
** He once dressed up as a female irish janitor and recorded things in the girls locker room.
-->'''Critic''': Why don't you just forget I said that?
** And of course, there's ''SuburbanKnights'', where he wears a ''very'' skimpy costume. [[InnocentFanserviceBoy Critic]] didn't know what he was doing, but Doug evidently did.
** When his early teenager self says "I like to wear women's clothing" and dresses up in a blonde wig, present!Critic's already high embarrassment goes through the roof.
* WhosLaughingNow: He's ''killed'' people who bullied him about ''{{Doug}}''.
* WickedCultured: He may have lost out on smarts, but he knows opera, theater, [[VanityIsFeminine how to take care of himself]], and has a fuckton of beautiful art in his house.
* WifeBasherBasher: Due to that scene in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', he shoots the lead in ''SingingInTheRain'' because he thinks he's a rapist.
** A bit more noble example occurs when he tries to shoot Lady Tremaine for her abuse of Cinderella.
* WindmillCrusader: As he so paranoidly put it...
-->'''Critic''': ''Hel-lo'' I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to. But that hasn't stopped people from trying!
* TheWonka: His number of issues are a mile long, but people follow him willingly and he's genuinely great at his job. Just don't tell him that last part or he might cry.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He pouts pretty hard when he learns his temper tantrum destroyed a whole city in ''QuestForCamelot''.
* WorthyOpponent: WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. He even says "You are indeed the most worthy adversary" during the second episode of the feud.
** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is probably the only reoccurring person in his reviews that he can both make fun of and have affection for.
* WouldHurtAChild: He makes Evilina cry twice in ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', once by hitting her and yelling at her ''for'' crying, and in ''TheKingAndI'' he dances happily at the thought of a teenage girl getting whipped.
* WouldHitAGirl: Mostly The Nostalgia Chick. Naturally, she likes beating on him just as much.
** Although it seems he only does this with women who can give as good as they get. He's disgusted with ''GoodBurger'' for Carmen Electra getting beaten up and having it played for laughs.
* YankTheDogsChain: Looking forward to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'' theme at the end of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', Critic? [[spoiler: How about a montage of extreme CharacterDerailment instead?]]
** When he starts to be sure that ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' has ended on at-least-not-so-bad note, the movie proves him wrong. He doesn't take it well.
** He was on the verge of solving world hunger and cure all unknown diseases when ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' popped into his head and broke all concentration.
** After having an adorably fun time with the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', he fucks up at the end because of an immature request.
** In ''SimonSez'', when ObscurusLupa accepts him not wanting to do a crossover with her, he's almost heartbreakingly delighted that someone actually ''listened'' to him. Of course she's only messing around.
** At the end of ''ExorcistIITheHeretic'' review, the "great spirits" let him know that he doesn't have to do Nostalgia-Ween anymore. What he has to do instead? ''{{Doug}}s First Movie''.
** As soon as he says he doesn't want ''anything'' more to do with ''{{Doug}}'' after making it through without having to hear the dreaded theme song, guess what plays?
** He spends most of Star Trek month paranoid that Linkara will show up and nitpick in his usual way. When he thinks it's over and he's free, guess who shows up?
** The Critic is overjoyed that the next film he is going to review is ''The Avengers''. He [[Film/TheAvengers thought]] it would be the Creator/JossWhedon project, not the film adaptation of the [[Film/TheAvengers1998 British spy series.]]
* [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fanboy]]: He sees the HoYay in [[{{Superman}} Superman/Lex Luthor]], [[LordOfTheRings Frodo/Sam]], [[AmericanIdol Simon Cowell/Ryan Seacrest]], [[{{Batman}} Batman/Robin]] and [[{{TMNT}} Leonardo/Raphael]].
* YouthfulFreckles: Not on his face, but the rest of his body. Which is fitting for how many times he's taken his clothes off.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: As pathetic as he is and as pathetic as even the gun is (according to WordOfGod), you can't really say he doesn't leave an impact when he's genuinely pissed off.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Doug's Other Characters]]

All characters in this folder are played or voiced by Doug Walker.

!!Future Nostalgia Critic

He appears in the Nostalgia Critic's review of ''TheRoom'', and takes NC to his future where seahorses rule. Then to the past in ''TheLangoliers'' review to see if the titular creatures actually exist. [[spoiler:They do.]] He returns in the review of ''[[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]''.

* AffectionateParody: Somehow, the Critic ages into Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* BadassBeard
* BadassLongcoat
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* EccentricMentor
* GadgeteerGenius
* GenreSavvy: In the [[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]] review, he figures out all of the "plot twists": i.e. Velma hooking up with the random guy she was talking to earlier in the movie and figuring out that the antagonist is Scrappy-Doo.
* IronicHell: By ''ScoobyDoo'' he can't remember anything about his childhood, which basically means he's suffering from early dementia.
* LargeHam: Just like the character he was based on, though greatly downplayed in his last appearance.
* MadScientist
* MyFutureSelfAndMe
* NoodleIncident: In the future, seahorses have taken over the world! Why? How? What? Huh? No answers.
* TheProfessor
* RunningGag: He draws out his "Great Scott!" line longer and longer in his third video appearance.
* TeamDad: In a sense. He deals very well with Critic being a whiny brat whenever he comes in.
* VerbalTic: A mix between a "hurr" and a sigh.

!!Raoul Puke

A pioneer in "[[TheMuppetShow Fozzie]] Journalism", essentially a ShoutOut to HunterSThompson, who reviewed ''WereBackADinosaursStory''. His name is a pun on FearAndLoathingInLasVegas' Raoul Duke.

* AffectionateParody / ShoutOut: Doug is a fan of FearAndLoathingInLasVegas and prefers it over Film/CitizenKane.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The whole reason he exists.
* CaptainErsatz: Raoul Puke (pioneer in [[strike:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_journalism Gonzo]]]] [[TheMuppetShow Fozzie]] Journalism) is based on HunterSThompson's [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]].
* CoolShades: Just like the ones in ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.
* HostileShowTakeover: Inspired by the Raoul Duke shoutout in ''{{Rango}}'', he takes over the movie's Bum Review.
* InsufferableGenius: He knows his stuff, but he's an asshole to be around.
* {{Jerkass}}: Punching Chester unconscious just because ''{{Rango}}'' had a Raoul Duke parody that lasted for a few seconds.
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Although it goes without saying since Thompson is, you know, DeadToBeginWith.
* TheNotSecret: He's under the impression that nobody knows he's done drugs.
* TheStoner: Like Critic, none of the stereotypical traits, but he stops the review of ''Film/ReeferMadness'' to complain about the inaccuracies.

!! [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus Prime]]

The leader of the Autobots and savior of mankind; he died for your sins and brought Nostalgia Critic back to life in his ''Surf Ninjas'' review. After selling his soul to the devil, more commonly known as Creator/MichaelBay, Optimus Prime agrees to review the first three episodes that made him famous...

* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: And loves his fans.
* NostalgiaFilter:[[invoked]] The original ''{{Transformers}}'' cartoon turned out to be a lot goofier than he realized, but he's still proud of what it was for its time, especially compared to the film franchise.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet

!! Past Critic

[[AnachronismStew A teenage (Technically 21 years old) Critic from the late 90's (Technically 2002)]] who appears in the review of ''[[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]'' when he realizes he, Critic, and Doc Brown!Critic are all watching it together and decide to review it together as well.

* AnachronismStew: He's supposed to be a representation of Walker's teenage self as seen in his home movies, however, has access to the Scooby-Doo film, and has talked about seeing The Two Towers, both of which came out in 2002.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Narc."
* FutureMeScaresMe: He gets freaked out that he'll end up as a guy who has PerverseSexualLust for Isla Fisher just because [[Film/WeddingCrashers she tied a guy to a bed and raped him]]. Thought it's more a case of NotWhatItLooksLike from Critic not expressing the point clearly.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Done twice at the same time as he is with Present!Critic and Doc Brown!Critic.
* TheNineties
* ThePollyanna: Despite everything we know that's already happened to him, he's an innocently sweet ConspiracyTheorist with tons of stuffed animals in his room and thinks those silly videos he makes are going to earn him millions.
* RealitySubtext: Based off of what Doug was like as a teenager.
* WideEyedIdealist: Is truly looking forward to seeing the film based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon he knows all the characters in (he takes the description on the DVD cover to heart), but eventually shares his adult versions' opinion that it's crap. He keeps hoping for the best before his hopes are dashed though.

!!That Guy with the Robe

A character who only appears on the menus for the ''Best of TGWTG'' Vol. 3 DVD. The immortal guardian of the DVD menu pages, he has been stuck at his post for untold ages, and has cracked just a little under years of isolation. He's named all of his fingers and eaten five of his own toes (though not all on the same foot). He waits impatiently for viewers to make the choice that will grant them eternal life and constantly berates them for choosing poorly. He allegedly has a posse.

* CaptainErsatz: Of the ancient knight from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: He's pretty high-strung. He crucified a cockroach with toothpicks once. And he killed a rat for no reason... and dressed it up like a lady of the night.
* LonersAreFreaks
* NoNameGiven
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: He sure doesn't.


!! Michael Bay

A parody of the actual Michael Bay that appears in the ''Pearl Harbor'' review in a series of skits documenting his "origins" as an adult film maker.

* CatchPhrase: "If you're going to suck, suck all the way.", [[spoiler: PORN IT!!!!!]]
* CloudCuckooLander
* InnocentBigot: He's sexist, racist and homophobic, but he's treated sympathetically.
* AFatherToHisMen: Holds in high regard his roomates, Tina A. and Dog Johnson, vowing to depict them in movies the way they had an impact on his vision of women and black people.
* LargeHam: [[spoiler: PORN IT!!!!!]]
* TrueCompanions: Sees his roomates as this.
* WideEyedIdealist


[[AC: Retired / Status Unknown]]

!!Teddy Ruxpin/[[spoiler: {{Satan}}]]
First appearing in the HalloweenEpisode special, he is a doll that the Critic states is hideous, annoying, dull and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers scary]]. Let's just say [[BerserkButton the doll didn't like what he said]] and decides to pay him back. Let's say it becomes less of this and more ForTheEvulz as the special goes on. It makes a cameo in the 2nd commercial special.
* AxCrazy
* BerserkButton: It does not like being called annoying or hideous, and decides to kill him. At least that's his initial motivation.
* BigBad: of the HalloweenEpisode with Grubby as TheDragon
* CreepyDoll
* DissonantSerenity
* DisproportionateRetribution: The doll's actions soon become far more sadistic than simple pettiness and soon becomes obvious that he is elated in killing the Critic.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz
* GroinAttack: Bites the Critic's gonads to prove his existence.
* KnifeNut
* KnightOfCerebus: Most of the Critic's sketches were pretty harmless, and then this CreepyDoll shows up and causes the entire special to be disturbing and horrifying.
* LyricalDissonance: "Come dream me with me tonight"
* MoodWhiplash: Much DarkerAndEdgier than much of his earlier and later sketches, and one of the first times prior the SuburbanKnights that he's been actually been in life threatening danger.
* NamesTheSame: He shares the same name as a more humanoid [[spoiler: {{Satan}}]], but it is unknown if the two are one and the same or completely separate
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both it's unnaturally human eyes and [[spoiler: the glowing kind he reveals to be Satan]]
* [[spoiler: {{Satan}}]]: [[spoiler: The only way to explain why he's so crazy and why he could move and survive without either batteries or a head]]
* TheSociopath: Becomes increasingly obvious he's doing it out of the luz rather than pettiness

!!{{Casper}}

A not-so-friendly ghost that first appeared in the review of his live action outing.

* TheCameo: In episode one of ''WebVideo/DemoReel''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's sickened by Critic's inappropriate abortion joke.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He has a hilariously confused expression on his face when the Critic actually gives praise to the movie.
* EvilLaugh
* InsufferableGenius:
--> "Oh please, don't you know what the true essence of comedy is?"
--> Critic goes on with his review for a minute.
--> "TIMING!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Whenever Critic tries to bring logic in, Casper just slaps him around.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: He's tired of being the "friendly ghost".
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* OldShame: His in-universe opinion of his theatrical movie.
* TheStoner: "...I don't know what I was smoking to say that."
* TookALevelInJerkass: This is ''not'' the Casper you know.

!!Douchey [=McNitpick=]

An obsessive fanboy whose sole purpose in life is to find every single error in the Critic's videos.

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: DOUCHEY!!! ARE YOU MASTURBATING AGAIN??!!
** And she agrees with The Nostalgia Chick when she tells Douchey he needs to bathe.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And he even thinks he's funny.
* AntiRoleModel: The Critic tells you it's okay to point out any errors you find in his videos, as long as you're not an ass about it like Douchey.
* [[spoiler: AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: He's the one chosen to replace The Nostalgia Critic inside the Plot Hole. He's perfect for the job.]]
* BasementDweller: As of ''The Next Top 11 NC Fuckups''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Due to the fact that he can easily represent [[{{in-universe}} any]] FanDumb, he's annoyed both WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]].
* CatchPhrase: "Hold it right there!", "OOOOOH!", and "(insert INSULT here)"
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Invoked. The Critic eventually offers him a position as his official fact checker, and he turns it down because then he wouldn't be able to complain about things.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In his appearance in Linkara's "Comic Book Ads", he tells him he should look more like Benzaie. And he also insults Critic a few times by calling him a whore. For a straw fanboy like Douchey, that's slightly... odd.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He's able to pity the Critic for his breakdown in part three of the fuck-ups, and tells the rest of the audience to pray for him.
* FailOSuckyname
* FanDumb[=/=]HateDumb: An InUniverse spoof of them.
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: He was chosen to replace the Critic in the Plot Hole, meaning he must spend the rest of eternity correcting mistakes in the universe. While this seems perfect for him, he proclaims that "this is the worst job ever!"]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Declaring any mistake Critic makes to be worthy of cruel and unusual punishments.
* {{Fetish}}: He keeps ordering midget porn.
* GrammarNazi: "'Made' [[RougeAnglesOfSatin is spelled wrong]]!"
* HeteronormativeCrusader: He hates the Chick for not being his standard of beauty and one of the things he considers a fuck-up is the Critic wearing eyeliner. On the other hand, his standard of beauty turns out to be [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Benzaie]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: It takes Linkara less than a minute to confuse Douchey by easily countering his InsaneTrollLogic right back at him.
* HollywoodNerd: The first kind; NerdGlasses, a permanent scowl, an unflattering shirt and unwashed, stringy hair.
* InsaneTrollLogic: According to him, posting on the internet makes him right, using people you admire for cameos is stupid, and FrankMiller is God.
* InternalizedHomophobia: He's at the very least curious, but has deep loathing for anything not "normal".
* InternetToughGuy: As soon as he meets up with the Critic and Linkara in person, he's a lot more cowardly.
* {{Jerkass}}: Douchey just loves to torment the Nostalgia Critic, even playing the ''{{Doug}}'' theme when he knows that would set him off. It's also telling that Douchey isn't the one to remind the Critic of the autism fuck-up.
* MyBelovedSmother: Douchey still lives with his mother, which he tries to conceal.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the end of “Fuck Ups Part Three”, he finally realizes that Critic really has had a number put on him by, well, everything and so tries to make up for his part by leaving in peace.
* NameMcAdjective
* NerdGlasses: Unlike the decent ones Doug wears for the Critic, Douchey's are huge and ugly.
* ParentalObliviousness: His mother doesn't get that he and the Critic ''aren't'' friends.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PerverseSexualLust: While arguing with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, we get this little line in the rapid fire insults.
--> "Jokes on you! I'm still going to masturbate to your picture tonight!"
** When he's not masturbating to the Green M&M.
* PetTheDog: He decides to leave the Critic alone after a particularly psychotic breakdown ensued in his third Fuck Ups video.
* PsychopathicManchild: He has a screeching temper tantrum whenever he doesn't get his way.
* ShadowArchetype: To Chester. Both have NoIndoorVoice, go off on random tangents and have the same wi- hair, but while Chester is generally a good guy who gets idealistic about every movie he sees and deals with a sucky life through drugs and alcohol, Douchey is an entitled whiner who disproportionately complains about ''everything''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He's just a ''touch'' too obsessive, what with waiting until three in the morning to watch the videos as soon as they come out.
* StrawMisogynist: He calls WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick a whore for not conforming to his standards of beauty.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Not like he really deserves it, but he's had two doses of satisfaction; in the "Old Vs. New: Willy Wonka" where he got to torture Critic with evil {{ear worm}}s with no retribution and in the "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard" special where without the Critic being alive, he would have been the best fan ever.
* TooDumbToLive: If he's the Critic's "biggest fan", then wouldn't he realize that pushing his patience beyond its limits (especially when Critic is trying his best to keep calm) is a ''really'' bad idea?
* UnpleasableFanbase: [[{{in-universe}} He]] declares a pox on the Critic, IMMEDIATELY after the Critic sarcastically says "Who am I to doubt the logic of internet commentators?"
* VillainousCrossdresser: That's why Douchey knows the difference between a 18th century dress and a Victorian one.
* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Douchey?]]

!!Dr. Smith

Doug plays the villain from the film version of ''LostInSpace'', always seen through a portal to the future. So far he has appeared in the review of that film, in the ''Quest for Camelot'', ''IT'', ''{{Kickassia}}'' and ''The Secret of NIMH 2''.

%%Kickassia-specific tropes belong on its character sheet.

* CardCarryingVillain: Like in the movie, he doesn't attempt to hide that he's evil, though in the ''Quest for Camelot'' review, he does point out that since he's now a spider hybrid, pretending to ''not'' be evil probably wouldn't work anyway.
* CatchPhrase: ''Spiiiiiiders!''
** Sometimes extended to "''Spiiiiiders!'' A giant legion of ''spiiiiiiiders!!''", which appears to be his suggestion for anything.
* EveryoneHasStandards: When he sees that the Critic is drunk off his ass, he leaves with no fuss.
* EvilLaugh: A very long one with Insano when they create the sequel to ''TheSecretOfNIMH''.
* GiantSpider
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The make-up and the bulging eyes are actually creepier than his personality.
* LargeHam: Not that the original performance wasn't.
* NightmareFuel: [[invoked]] [[WordOfGod Doung himself]] actually acknowledged that Smith is this to some people.
* ObviouslyEvil
* SingleIssueWonk: Did we mention the ''spiiiiiiiders!''?
* SpeakOfTheDevil: He comes up again when the Critic realizes what the big monster in ''{{It}}'' was.

!! Dr. Bitch Spasms

A clown doctor who appeared in the ''PatchAdams'' review.

* CloudCuckooLander
* {{Expy}}: He's Doug impersonating RobinWilliams' voice and doing incredibly ridiculous things.
* KilledOffForReal: And his corpse is still lying on the Critic's floor.
* NonIronicClown: An extremely annoying one too.
* OneSceneWonder:[[invoked]] "Don't worry. He won't be a RecurringCharacter."
** Scenes of him from the review are part of the opening theme sequence introduced at the start of the second run.
* ScrewySquirrel: He throws his red nose at a sick, annoyed Critic and runs off before he can get his ass kicked.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rob's Characters]]

!! Rob Walker / The Other Guy

A fictionalized version of Doug's brother and Channel Awesome VP, Rob Walker. Older brother to the Critic and Ask That Guy. He is sometimes a dinosaur.

* AffectionateParody: Dark Rob is a parody of Dark Nella, he has the look but he's actually far more pathetic and weak than his usual ManipulativeBastard self.
* AloofBigBrother: Although when your little brothers are ''insane'', you can't really blame him.
* AlterEgoActing: More mixed than most of the site, but The Other Guy is a controlling BadBoss who will gladly abuse the Critic. Rob Walker is a friendly, calm guy who will go into TeamDad mode in need be.
* BadBoss: He'll always bring the Critic back when he tries to get away from a review, sometimes violently, and he gives Todd's feminist thesis to the "more intelligent" 90s Kid.
** ''His'' boss, Mike "M" Michaud, is a shadowy, malevolent figure who kidnapped Rob to get him to work for him.
* BigBrotherBully: PlayedForLaughs. He even shot the Critic in the head at one point, although accidentally.
* ButtMonkey: Dark Rob gets his ass kicked by the Critic for no reason.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm a dinosaur."
* CooldownHug: When Critic works himself up into a state about ''SurfNinjas'', he pushes him gently back down on the bed.
* {{Cosplay}}: Once dressed up as [[StarWars The Emperor]] in the review for the other animated Titanic movie. Rob has stated that the Emperor is one of his favourite characters in any movie ever. And guess which role he's spoofing in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''?
* DullSurprise / UnusuallyUninterestingSight: "Hey. I'm a dinosaur."
* EvilMakeover: Dark Rob looks a lot like EdwardScissorhands. Funnily enough, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Elisa]] (who plays the Makeover Fairy) said on a stream that she was impressed by how well the boys did his make-up.
* EvilOverlord: When he dresses up like Palpatine, he says he's the dark, controlling overlord in real life too.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to the Nostalgia Critic's foolish.
** He's the calm brother who's fine with being a dinosaur randomly.
* HeroicBSOD: When he sees the Critic dead and bloody in the shower at the end of ''{{IT}}''.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He's only shown concern for the Critic ''twice'' when he was conscious. The other times he was dead, too drunk to recognize anyone or passed out.
* ManipulativeBastard: In his own words, he's the dark, shadowy puppet-master who controls the Critic.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* PetTheDog: He looks after the Critic whenever he's ''really'' upset.
** ''ScoobyDoo'' reveals that he's been trying "every night for five years" to get the Critic out of his shell and join in a poker game, but he never listened.
* RealLifeRelative
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to the Nostalgia Critic's Sensitive Guy.
* StoicSpectacles
* VoluntaryShapeshifting, InvoluntaryShapeshifting or BalefulPolymorph: Its unclear which, but he's a dinosaur.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What he's been doing after the Critic's ascension hasn't been addressed yet.

!!Santa Christ

What you get when you fuse Santa Claus and Jesus Christ together into a divine mix of awesome. Santa Christ first appeared in The Nostalgia Critic's review of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase his memories of ever having seen the Special]] and cure his undiagnosed diabetes. He has since made appearances in ''{{Kickassia}}'', the ''You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard'' holiday special, and the review of the 1980's ''Santa Claus''. Santa Christ is played by Doug's brother, Rob Walker.

%%Kickassia-related tropes belong on its Character sheet.

* BadassBeard
* BadassSanta / KungFuJesus: Both!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In a commentary, Rob calls him a tad messed up when he's been pushed too far. And while understandable, shoot him and he'll hold a hell of a grudge.
* BigDamnHero: When Critic is begging to be saved from the Star Wars Special, Santa Christ comes in to erase his memory, cure his diabetes and give him a hug.
** Subverted in the ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' review; Critic calls Santa Christ for help, but Santa Christ himself isn't powerful enough to stop that movie. He does pull a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it fails.
* BigGood
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: What originally spurred his creation.
-->'''Critic:''' Help me, Santa! Help me, Jesus Christ! Help me...''Santa'' Christ!
* CoolBike: He owns a Harley.
* CoolStarship: He has a rocket ship!
* CulturedBadass
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: His theme song. He also likes pancakes.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He saved puppies from a fire and reads to sick orphans.
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GlassCannon/ SquishyWizard: Despite having great powers, Santa Christ can be killed by a single bullet.
* HiddenDepths: When he appears in the show after ''{{Kickassia}}'', he's not quite so warm to the Critic.
* LargeHam: Complete with mugging of the camera.
* LeadBassist: He played bass for Aerosmith.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A rock remix of The First Noel. "Santa Christ, Santa Christ, we all love Santa Christ..."
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* [[JesusWasWayCool Santa Christ Was Way Cool]]: Romps into the shot, fixes peoples woes, dispenses presents to everyone and encourages the audience to have a good time.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Unlike other examples, Santa Christ must wait three days to revive.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: According to the commentary for ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' review, the entire character only exists because the copy of the special Doug got abruptly ended in the middle of Leia's song, and he needed a gag to mask that. That, and Rob wanted a bigger on-screen presence in the reviews.
* SugaryMalice: He tells Critic he was meant to suffer in the most comforting dad voice possible. It comes off especially cruel that way, even ''if'' Critic was immeasurably stupid in coming down from being {{God}}.
* TeamDad: He takes care of the Critic (to a point) and firmly but kindly tells the TGWTG crew in ''{{Kickassia}}'' that they're being idiots.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Son Of The Mask''. Aside from burning Critic's hands just for giggles, we also find out that he's good friends with Satan.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[RunningGag He really likes likes pancakes]]. He also makes really good fondue.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: They made up for the ''{{Kickassia}}'' shooting in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, as Critic became {{god}} to Santa Christ's Jesus and asked him both to bring Spoony BackFromTheDead and make sure everyone else was okay, but Critic fucked it all up again when he came down, so by ''Son Of The Mask'' Santa Christ is openly telling him he deserves to suffer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

!! Roger

[[ItsAWonderfulPlot An angel-in-training that "helps" the Nostalgia Critic]] in the 2010 Christmas Special, officially called "You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard", and returns in the review of ''Film/ScoobyDoo''. Played by Orlando Belisle.

* ButtMonkey
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
** [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat implied during the Scooby-Doo review, considering how he gives some aid to the Nostalgia Critic and remarks that he'll "be watching, and always making sure you have something to critique."]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Although this doesn't stop the critic from encountering his spirit in the Scooby-Doo review]].
* LightIsNotGood: Unless GodIsEvil, killing the guy he's supposed to be looking after would have immediately made him "fall".
* {{Parody}}: Of Clarence from ''ItsAWonderfulLife''
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: He explodes into a ninja costume and proceeds to whup the Critic's ass once he realizes that he would become God's number one man and buddy if the Critic did not exist.]]
* [[spoiler:WhosLaughingNow: And he ''still'' fails.]]

!! Peter Soulless

A studio executive who purchased the film rights to DrSeuss' books, and highlighted Michael Bay's previous films in the 90's. Appears in the review of ''Pearl Harbour'' and ''Film/TheCatInTheHat''. Played by Orlando Belisle.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He doesn't care as long as his movie gets a big revenue.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The embodiment of it.
* FirstNameBasis: In the Pearl Harbour review he was only known as "Peter". Averted later when the Nostalgia Critic informs his last name is "Souless".
* IgnoredEpiphany: The Critic has to explain he has his WellIntentionedExtremist traits backwards -- the Dr. Seuss books don't need modern slang because they're timeless, and throwing in adult jokes makes them seem childish. He seems to be getting through to Soulless for a minute, then Soulless throws it back in his face.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler: MeaningfulName]]:[[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil Sold his soul to Satan to make the Dr Seuss movies successful.]]]]
* TheyJustDidntCare: Invoked -- he dismisses Seuss' books as simple kid's books.
* TotallyRadical
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Though its hinted it may just be him trying to put on appearances, he seems to think that his changes to the books to make them into films improve them, like updating them with modern slang and throwing in adult jokes to make it more mature.

!! [[spoiler:Creator/MaraWilson]]

->''"Well, so long, Critic. I'm sure now the that the public have seen your brilliant choices as a child, they'll be just as accepting as you were of mine.''"

A certain nostalgic person, playing herself in a... rather different persona than the roles she's known for. Also currently WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's new neighbor.

* AdamWesting
* AntagonistInMourning: She's genuinely saddened after the Chick breaks the news that the Critic died in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.
* AsHerself
* CameBackWrong: IMDB.com mistakenly claimed that she died a few years ago... or so we thought. In fact, she ''did'' die, only to come back to life with the power to make her eyes glow and an insatiable desire for revenge. Not against anything in particular, just revenge in general, though the Nostalgia Critic is her target of choice.
* TheCameo: The site's first ''celebrity'' cameo, at that.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Catches the Critic in a rather cruel BatmanGambit to ruin part of his reputation.
* EvilGloating: Complete with OminousLatinChanting as she declares her victory over the Critic.
* EvilLaugh
* ExactWords: Catches the Critic in this, and proceeds to dish out a HumiliationConga.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: With a RedFilterOfDoom, to boot.
* HumanoidAbomination: Implied. [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-matilda-6395162 Even more in her second appearance.]]
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: [[FormerChildStar She's gone a long way from the cutesy roles she was originally known for.]]
** MeanCharacterNiceActor: Much like WilWheaton on ''BigBangTheory'', she's is a nice actor (and incredibly good sport) playing a mean character who who happens to also be a mean actor who used to play nice characters.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R--Revenant. She's extremely well-preserved for one of the walking dead, though. You can't really tell she's undead just by looking.
* {{Revenge}}: Her eternal quest, and the reason why she came back from the dead. Though she's a bit vague on who or why.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Her Critic appearance makes nothing of her adult looks, but the Nostalgia Chick and Nella notice her boobs rather happily.

[[AC:Retired / Status Unknown]]

!! Zack the Psycho Maniac

A grown-up version of "Zack the Lego Maniac" from the old Lego commercials of the '90s. He still lives with his grandmother and has graduated from building Lego sculptures to building bombs, which he uses to take revenge on anyone who's slighted him. Played by Jay Chapman.

* AscendedExtra: From a commercial.
* BasementDweller: He lives at his grandma's house.
* FutureLoser: The cool kid from that commercial doesn't exactly grow up well.
* MadBomber
* PsychopathicManchild: He's still obsessed with Lego and he blows up the people he doesn't like.
* TheSlacker: All he collects now are unemployment checks.
* WhosLaughingNow

!![[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]]

The [=TGWTG=] version of the ''Captain Planet'' character with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway the power of heart]] (or at least someone CLAIMING to be him), as played by Doug's friend Bhargav Dronamraju. Appears in the Nostalgia Critic's ''Captain Planet'' review, the anniversary brawl video, NC's ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review, ''{{Kickassia}}'', and ''SuburbanKnights''. Might actually just be a delusional Indian guy with a mysterious grudge against Ted Turner and a [[SuburbanKnights completely unrelated magic ring]], nobody's quite sure. Sadly, his actor has left the series.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: "SUCK MY BIG FAT FUCKING '''HEART'''!!! ...''I'm so alone!''"
** After nearly getting raped by Ask That Guy, he gives a YouBastard to the audience before raping ATG himself. Because that's what we all want to see, right?
* ButtMonkey:
** In the one-year anniversary video. ''Everyone'' tried to kick his ass.
** Again in the third-year anniversary, ''SuburbanKnights''. He wants to join the team's quest, but the Critic continuously sends him away on increasingly ridiculous [[SnipeHunt snipe hunts]] just to get rid of him.
** [[spoiler: All of this treatment REALLY turns out to bite the Critic and the rest of the site's reviewers collective asses in ''ToBoldlyFlee'' when, having had his conciousness merge with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Plot Hole]] giving him [[RealityWarper powers over the Awesomeverses' "Plot"]] means he resents the world so much he wants to destroy it.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Heart!", to the point that it's basically a VerbalTic for the character.
* ChewToy
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: After invoking the "Heart!" gag a few times in his ''InspectorGadget'' review and getting no response, the Critic runs off to find him. Ma-ti is sipping tea and reading JaneAusten.
* DawsonCasting: Ma-Ti is fourteen, Bhargav is in his twenties. Seeing as how he's raped Ask That Guy (after nearly getting raped himself) and had a threesome with the Chick and {{MarzGurl}}, this is probably for the best.
** It helps that Captain Planet was written in the [=90s=] so realistically, he should have aged by now, and the character may very well be a delusional Indian guy anyway.
* TheDogBitesBack: Raping Ask That Guy in "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti".
* DynamicCharacter: Originally just a one-note joke, the three specials really fleshed him out.
* EverythingIsRacist: His theory as for why he got the short end of the stick is that Ted Turner is prejudiced against Indians. This immediately raises suspicion, since Ma-ti is ''Brazilian'' on the show...
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: In "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti", he comes to the house with a leaflet on how to save the environment.
* HiddenDepths: As of the Inspector Gadget review, it's apparent that he enjoys drinking tea while reading (and praising) Jane Austen while The Dance Of the Hours plays.
* IAmNotSpock: [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] have stated that Bhargav wants to avoid being typecast as Ma-Ti.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* InnocentlyInsensitive: There's a joke in the ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' tribute about him going to the hospital to get his balls removed, which makes him a pussy. Critic tries to set him straight, but he firmly confirms it.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's bitter about life by the time of the ''Captain Planet'' review. Getting subjected to the Critic and his friends doesn't help.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: As of ''SuburbanKnights''. Unless the Critic ''does'' get around to finding the Necronomicon... He doesn't, and Ma-Ti is still dead. But still involved.]]
* MessyHair: Although it ''is'' Bhargav, he probably can't help it.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: He complains about being 14 years old, even though he was that age back in the [=90s=] when ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' was on. As has been pointed out, he may just be a delusional Indian guy.
* TheOtherDarrin: Voiced by Rob Walker in ''ToBoldlyFlee''.
* RaceLift / AmbiguouslyBrown: Ma-Ti is supposed to be Brazilian; Bhargav is Indian. {{Lampshaded}} when the Critic first realizes he's a fake.
* ThrowTheDogABone: He gets to have an amazing, honorable [[spoiler: death and funeral]], despite the Quakers Can.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: He's the one who defeats the all-powerful wizard in Suburban Knights.]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He is a living {{lampshade}} for this trope.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: As of ''SuburbanKnights''.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Malcom and Rachel's Characters]]
After DemoReel ended, Malcom and Rachel started to perform in the skits for The Nostalgia Critic gag cutaways, playing different characters.

[[AC:Characters played by Malcom]]
!! In General
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[WholesomeCrossdresser When playing]] the EarthaKitt Catwoman.
* DisguisedInDrag: Malcolm had to play Eartha Kitt for the Catwoman review. Later on facebook was also impressed to discover his new range.
* EthnicScrappy: [[invoked]] Plays parodies of this.
* LargeHam
* OnlySaneMan
* TokenMinority: Although this is only brought up a couple times so far.
* StraightMan: Most of his characters.

!! Satan
Made his debut in the Critic's review of ''Son of Film/TheMask'', where he tried to raise his daughter Evilina into a real spawn from Evil.

* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Twice
** Satan arrived in time before The Son of The Mask DVD could destroy Santa Christ and the Critic.
** Arrived in time before Peter the Producer could show Critic and Evilina all the DrSeuss movies.
* BadassBaritone / EvilSoundsDeep: Played straight for the most part, except when he says "what" in a normal tone
* DealWithTheDevil: Pretty obvious, though in this case he was responsible for Critic's great [[{{Superman}} Zod]] impression and Souless' success with bad DrSeuss movies. In exchange all critic has to do is babysit [[CreepyChild Evilina]]. Souless on the otherhand's punishment [[FateWorseThanDeath is more severe.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Since he's trying to convert his daughter into Pure Evil, he's disgusted by cute shows like ''My Little Pony'', ''The Care Bears'' and ''Dora the Explorer'', while ''Bratz'' is not that bad for the purpose.
** Played straight when he's shocked to learn that the Critic doesn't think Mike Myers was as funny as people tend to remember. Moreover, he's not exactly fond of the Dr. Seuss movies either.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He dresses in a very sharp and stylish suit.
* NamesTheSame: There is also another {{Satan}} in the form of Teddy Ruxpin, but it is currently unknown if he's an avatar or a separate character
* NiceHat
* PapaWolf: He's very involved with his daughter's upbringing as the Spawn of The Devil.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* {{Satan}}: Just not the horned devil kind.
* SharpDressedMan: Satan Is Stylish.

!! Dog Johnson
Michael Bay's ghetto roomate.
* BlackBestFriend: To MichaelBay.
* BlaxploitationParody''
* OnlySaneMan: After Michael Bay raises, he and Tina A. question his direction choices (too much slow motion and explotions) for being ''too much''.
* StraightMan: Aside from his stereotypes, he's the one who talks Bay into his senses to cheer him up.

!! The Breaking Of The Wind
The mystical, living personification of the Fart Joke.
* DisneyDeath: Film/TheMasterOfDisguise ruins the Fart Joke, [[spoiler:temporarily]] erasing The Breaking of the Wind from existence.
* MagicalNegro: At least, the Critic seems to think he's one, at any rate.
* WalkingTheEarth: He goes [[StealthPun wherever the wind blows him.]]

[[AC:Characters played by Rachel]]
!! In General
* BrainlessBeauty:
** KimKardashian, she tried to cut an apple with a pizza slicer.
** Also Tina A. from the Pearl Harbor review.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDitz
* DotingParent: Showed her little girl "age appropiate programming".
* GagBoobs \ MsFanservice: [[PunnyName Tina A.]] will remind you [[ExaggeratedTrope she has big boobs]].
* HotMom: For the Odd Life of Timothy Green review. And also Kim Kardashian.
* LargeHam: She's really having fun. And given the website is home to both DiamandaHagan and [[Webvideo/TheNostalgiaChick Team NChick]], her overacting is in good company.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far she's the only female actress playing all the female characters, not counting the other girl from the Michael Bay skit and the Chia-Child.
** Averted for the Catwoman review, where there were other catwomen, including Eartha Kitt (lampshaded later).
* SweetOnPollyOliver: For various extras.
* ValleyGirl: Voices Kim Kardashian like this.

!! Evilina
Satan's spawn of Hell. Outside of that, she's like any other little girl who enjoys ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' a little too much.
* CoolCrown: Wears a tiara.
* CreepyChild
* TheCutie
** CreepyCute
** CuteIsEvil: Refuses to kill the Critic, because [[CruelMercy it would be more cruel to leave him to live with the memories]]. Her other justification, of course, is that [[LampshadeHanging he died before and some didn't like it.]]
* DaddysGirl
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's as shocked and repulsed by ''The Cat in The Hat'' movie as the Critic.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Wears a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink feather boa]].
* GenkiGirl
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the ''The Cat in the Hat'' review.
* HumanoidAbomination: Being Satan's daughter and all.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Bonds with CR (a [[PeripheryDemographic brony]]) over ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* LaughablyEvil
* LittleMissBadass
* ManipulativeBitch: In the end she sings the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic knowing the minions would laugh at her and Satan for attempting to scare them. [[spoiler: Then she scared them for real.]]
* [[spoiler:NightmareFace]]
* PrincessPhase: Yes, even the Spawn of Satan can go through this.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a blue dress.
* VillainDecay: She definitely has a lot less agency in ''TheCatInTheHat'' than she did in ''SonOfTheMask''.
[[/folder]]

to:

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[[folder:Critic character tropes A-M]]

A [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]], [[ManChild bratty]] [[TroubledButCute mess]] who likes his [[CausticCritic temper tantrums]]. He's a reviewer of film and television from TheEighties and [[TheNineties Nineties]] and the show's star.

[[index]]
* AbusiveParents [[ParentsAsPeople As People]]: They broke him really bad, making him an easily scared, naive, weepy PsychopathicManchild who thinks parents shouting at each other happens all the time and has children getting hurt as a BerserkButton, but they've done a couple of nice things for him that keep them out of "totally irredeemable" territory.
-->'''Critic''': Yeah, I remember the last time I said "this is the nineties, old man" to my Dad... [shakily and looking traumatized] i-it really was the last time.
* {{Adorkable}}: His awkwardness has a tendency to ''really'' come out during the "Old vs. New" segments and his intense, enduring love for Christmas is very sweet.
* AesopAmnesia: In a post-PlotHole review of ''{{Twilight}}'', he says it made him realize he can't keep obsessing over the past, needs to move on, and wants to go back to being the universe instead of having a physical body. Come “The Review Must Go On” and all that's forgotten about.
** Mara Wilson is gonna be angry that you had to learn about child stars ''[[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/the-review-must-go-on-6510378 again]]'', Critic...
** In ''ScoobyDoo'' and ''ToBoldlyFlee'', he actually talked to people and took the chance to make friends/strengthen the relationships he already had, not to mention helping everyone in the PlotHole. With the reboot he's back to being alone (not even interacting with Chester), the Santa Christ call implying out of guilt.
* AgentScully: Despite all of the unexplained, magical things that have happened to him, he still demands logic in the movies he reviews.
* AggressiveSubmissive: A force of nature personality coupled with an ExtremeDoormat need to be loved will make you one of these.
* AintTooProudToBeg: He'll even whore himself out as long [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry you]] don't play another song.
* TheAlcoholic: Even though even [[Film/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] would probably laugh at him for not being able to handle his drink, booze pops up a lot in his show.
* AlcoholicParent: His mother calls him up when she's been drinking and insults him horribly. It's happened so often that he doesn't mind.
* [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Boys Want Bad Girls]]: He has a Masochism Tango-like relationship with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, he sees no problem with the attractive inmates from ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' snuffing him out and his prom date ended up raping him.
* AlterEgoActing:
[[Characters/TheNostalgiaCriticTheCritic The Critic's name is Doug, but he's still a fictional character whom Doug Walker plays.
Critic]]
* AManIsNotAVirgin: The Critic seems to have something against virgins. He said that the protagonist of ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' needs to get laid, called out Rafe of ''Film/PearlHarbor'' for holding off sex to his girlfriend, and used the word "virgin" as an insult in his "Top 11 WesternAnimation/SouthPark Episodes" video.
* AmazonChaser: Put an ActionGirl in a movie (but don't chickify her) and he'll fall in love.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: His screaming at the Chick about does she even care about him goes into this trope when WordOfGod confirmed they had sex in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review.
* AnimalsHateHim: In the mindfucks list, a toy puppy turns into a giant gorilla to kill him. Close to being justified, as whenever there's a movie with an animal in the lead, he usually wants them dead.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Played with. He's annoying, but The Other Guy keeps him in place through disproportionate means. (Like punching him back into a review)
** That said the Critic gives at least as good as he gets considering that he repeatedly berated and beat up Rob without any real provocation in his review of ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}''.
* AntiHero: He's arguably one of the few characters to be anywhere on the scale, depending on the episode in question:
** He's Type I most of the time.
** He eventually settles on Type II in ToBoldlyFlee since he has genuinely altruistic motives and no real KickTheDog moments other than indulging Chick's hate of Lupa by giving her Lupa's number so they could prank call her. Earlier on...
** He arguably leaned towards a Type III since Suburban Knights, as he genuinely cares for his team mates and shows both courage and surprisingly strong leadership in the final battle.
** He ventures into Type's IV & V when he's angry, and has stayed here since coming back from the PlotHole as he's the devil's favorite.
* TheAntiNihilist: The world sucks and he's all too aware that he's useless, but he still wants to do good.
-->'''Critic''': It's like trying to save a sinking ship with a bandaid. Anything I try to do would be completely pointless. '''Save me'''.
* AntiRoleModel: Doug tries to make it very clear that you ''shouldn't'' think of Critic as a badass or someone to look up to.
* ApologeticAttacker: "TO WAR! ...whenever you have the time."
* ApologizesALot:
[[Characters/TheNostalgiaCriticDougsCharacters Doug's tendency to feel guilty for stuff that isn't remotely his fault soaks into Critic's persona the most.
* [[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: At the end of ''ToBoldlyFlee'' he merges with the PlotHole threatening the Awesomeverse and sacrifices his physical body but essentially becomes the universe itself.]]
* TheAtoner: His accidental admission that he'd killed a Reno hooker by accident gives a new spin on his anger with the UnproblematicProstitution in ''MilkMoney''. Less CommonSense, more trying to make up for what he did.
-->'''Optimus Prime''': I died for your sins.
-->'''Critic''': And clearly I will only die for mine.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: As part of HypocriticalHumor, he gets distracted by a housefly in ''Ferngully II''. In other reviews, he'll get caught up in a sketch if the movie is too dull.
* AttentionWhore: The Nostalgia Chick gently bitches about his hogging all the limelight when he shows up dressed as TimCurry in her review of ''TheWorstWitch''.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: In the TGWTG universe, he's the boss. He gets walked over a lot, however, so that it really doesn't mean much. Phelous doesn't even remember his CatchPhrase.
* [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther Aw Look He Really Loves Her]]: This was the lyric playing when he tried getting up the courage to hold the Chick's hand in "Thanks For The Feedback".
-->Oh, but he watches so sadly. How can he tell her he loves her? Yes, he would give his heart gladly...
* AxCrazy: Can be set off into crazed violence by sufficiently poor movies, and is pretty manic-depressive otherwise. Gets worse after he has to come down from being happy in the PlotHole, as [[spoiler:it's implied that he decides to check himself into an asylum after a particularly homicidal breakdown in the ''Master of Disguise'' review.]]
* [[BackFromTheDead Back From the Plot Hole]]
* BadassUnintentional: When he's ''trying'' to do anything, he's a FailureHero. By accident however (or when he's pissed enough), he's exploded cities, come back to life after getting killed and can tell the death star to blow up a DVD.
* BadBoss: Deconstructed. Whenever someone's done something that's more his area or something's already done, he'll pop up and be a pain in the ass. However, he answers to puppet-master The Other Guy, he'll crumble and have a breakdown under any type of argument, he's revealed that he does this because he's so deeply insecure and when he [[YankTheDogsChain thinks]] Lupa listened to what he had to say, he was the most optimistic about life that he's ever been.
** Rachel tried to kill him for forgetting her birthday as part of the running joke. [[spoiler: Critic knocked her out and fired her.]]
* BadDreams: PlayedForLaughs until WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee hit, where he was having nightmares about the PlotHole and waking up in a panic every time.
* BadLiar: [[SarcasmMode Sure]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R7bz5lrhzs&feature=related they're treating you well, Critic]].
* BaitAndSwitchTyrant: In the Transformers-Bratz arc, after he wakes up from getting chloroformed, he hides angrily in the bushes, shoots the Chick with a tranquilizer dart and sinisterly says it's his turn. It turns out that he just wanted to pretend he had power while trying to give her a self-esteem boost.
* BasementDweller: It's a lovely house, but he hasn't stopped living with his mom.
* BeardOfSorrow
* BeautifulAllAlong: We've seen him as a fairly {{gonk}}y dork as a young teenager, and he complains about being bullied because he looked and acted too much like ''{{Doug}}'', but he's grown up into a traditional PrettyBoy.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Parodied for silly laughs. With all the suicides, shots to the head and occasional getting the shit kicked out of him, you'd think he'd at least be a little scarred.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Inverted. Whenever religion gets brought up, the ditziness is downplayed and he'll have intelligent things to say.
* BeneathTheMask: He's really scared of someone manipulative going inside his head and finding out all the nasty stuff he's feeling, so puts on a JerkassFacade and settles for complaining about being NotEvilJustMisunderstood.
* BerserkButton:
** The "Bat Credit Card" and ''{{Doug}}'' drive him to psychopathic rage.
** He can't stand children getting abused or having a film treating them like idiots and women not having the power they should have.
** He also hates it when a parent death is treated solely as a plot device with little emotional resonance.
** Movies based on historical tragedies, like the animated ''Titanic'' films and ''Pearl Harbor'', get a lot of hate for mis-portraying real disasters where thousands of people died for the sake of narrative or dramatic convenience.
** Since the show began again in 2013, the Critic ''despises'' [=TMZ=].
* TheBGrade: Inverted. An A- was such a rare occasion that he got a trip to Chuck E Cheese whenever that happened. The bullying and always moving to new places probably had something to do with it.
* BigBad: The closest thing to one in {{Kickassia}} [[spoiler: and "The Review Must Go On".]]
* BigEater: If all the junk food in the first Commercials Special is any indication, especially as he'd been sitting in the same place and stuffing himself for a ''week''.
* BirthdayHater: Odd for such a LonelyRichKid, but the only gift-giving holiday he enjoys is Christmas. He also loves Halloween, for slightly [[EthicalSlut different]] [[NightmareFetishist reasons]].
* BiTheWay: [[TransparentCloset Even if he goes back and forth in being okay with it or not]].
* BizarreTasteInFood: He doesn't see the big deal about having a coffee, beer, pepto-bismal, Chinese food and pizza slurpie, or sugar-frosted burrito-stuffed hotpockets with lard on the side and butter taken from real liposuctions. No wonder Santa Christ had to cure him from diabetes.
* BoisterousWeakling: Although the "getting ordered around" bit (and sometimes getting beaten too) [[{{fetish}} doesn't]] bother him.
* [[HollywoodPersonalityDisorders Borderline Personality Disorder]]: Easily suicidal, unstable mood swings, bad self image, doesn't have healthy relationships, binge eats when feeling bad, violent towards himself and others, doesn't like being abandoned and has a history of childhood trauma.
* [[GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals Boys Love Stuffed Animals]]: He's a girly, overgrown kid with a vast array of cuddly toys.
* BrainsAndBondage: He's a GeniusDitz masochist who loves toppy women. In the first Nerd Rant, he's ''proud'' of how he tortures himself.
-->'''Critic''': So what's the point in seeing The Lost World? For you, none. For me, I'm a glutton for fucking punishment.
* BreakTheCutie: Finally driven home in the "Commercials Special" when he bemoans that he used to have such dreams and promise. And in a more simple use of the trope, any time he gets a seriously bad movie - ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'' springs immediately to mind.
** It turns out that the fuck-up lists were breaking him. He stopped fighting it at the beginning of the third episode, and at the end his frustration over ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' leads into a screaming tantrum about everyone being horrible. Even ''Douchey'' feels bad for him.
* BreakTheHaughty: He thinks doing a LetsPlay is going to be '''so''' easy, much easier than actually analyzing something. He really gets proven wrong.
** After his psychotic creeper-dom in "The Review Must Go On", "Son Of The Mask" gets him lower than even the beginning of ''ScoobyDoo''. He's looking through garbage cans for stuff to review, goes back to bitching at the audience for wanting to see him suffer, is constantly scared by the movie to the point of ExhaustedEyebags (which is a first), begs Santa Christ to help him but gets abused, is told he's meant to suffer, suffers a heart attack and doesn't look especially happy about surviving it, begs Satan and his daughter to kill him but gets refused, plus a reference to his WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee death has him crawling on the floor and crying so hard he sounds like he's about to choke.
* BrilliantButLazy: He knows how to take over the world but doesn't want to tell, and he can learn languages really fast when he's obsessing over something meaningless, but mostly he hasn't got the will or the self-esteem to change his life for the better.
* BrokenHero: Give him credit, he manages to get his hopes up a lot for the amount of times he's been crushed.
* ButtMonkey: While he tries to act like a successful BadBoss during crossovers, either the others get the upper hand or his own patheticness does him in.
* ByronicHero
* CameBackWrong: ''Something'' has changed from the self-loathing atoner from 2011/2012[=/=]WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee and the MessianicArchetype he was. Announcing his return, he had the same PsychoticSmirk he kept wearing in his torment of Doug, shouts more than he ever used to, the opening joke of Timothy Green is him killing a cat, insults people even '''more''', his {{Stepford Smiler}} traits have been flanderized, slurs at women get shoehorned in, and he's back to HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday after years of indulging.
* CannotKeepASecret: He might have UndyingLoyalty, but his promise to Chester that he'd keep the Search For The Necronomicon just between them lasted for about twenty seconds.
* CannotSpitItOut: The look on his face after he just can't get up the nerve to hold the Chick's hand in "Thanks For The Feedback" (and she doesn't notice) is almost depressing.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: [[spoiler: The Critic never suspected that God would be watching his "Old vs. New" video of ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' vs. ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. He thought God was a benevolent and kind being, but God didn't let him get away with that statement.]]
-->'''God:''' [[PreMortemOneLiner "Your ass is grass."]]
* CantHoldHisLiquor: In the Snob/Phelous crossover, he was drunk and weepy by 6pm, not even knowing who Rob was, messier than usual, craving Ninja Turtles (even the third movie) and crying that he used to like ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. Snob called it "shockingly depressing" and Phelous wanted to hang himself.
* CaptainObvious: Yes darling, you're white and male. You don't need to keep asking or stating that fact.
* CassandraTruth: When he tries to put Rocky's message of "people can change" to the real world, he gets punched and shot at.
* TheCastShowoff: Doug has a singing voice made for musical theater which he puts on display fairly often.
** He and his brother are also skilled at impressions and other voices, which they also put on display... in practically every Nostalgia Critic video.
** Less often than the singing, but he also likes to show off that he's a very good dancer.
** In ''RoverDangerfield'', he brought back bad memories for art students when he makes some very good drawings in under a minute, calls them crap assuming everyone would agree with him, and throws them away.
* CatSmile: When he's trying very hard to keep himself from laughing.
* CausticCritic: The fact that he's a DeconstructiveParody of one, focusing on how ''miserable'' the job is, has become more clear as time goes on.
* CharacterDevelopment: He's an ManChild with a DarkAndTroubledPast and lots of issues. The past couple of years however, he's still of course a brat, but also a PapaWolf who has basically declared himself a defender of kids well-being and intelligence.
** There's been a nice shift in power dynamics with his relationship with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. At first, he's condescending and just treats her like an extension of him, also being so awkward that he has to pretend to be Rasputin to hit on her. But as she grew into the sociopath we know and love, he trusts her ([[{{Kickassia}} to almost dumbass degrees]]), wants her to be proud of herself and wants to spend time with her.
** As probably part of MiseryBuildsCharacter, his attitude towards Harley Quinn and the Joker's relationship. In his Top Eleven Animated Women, he has the hots for her (naturally) and likes the couple because it "gives homicidal maniacs like him a chance". In his Top Eleven Batman Episodes, he feels sorry for her, talks about how the pairing sums up DomesticAbuse in a nutshell and his one complaint about the episode is the {{fanservice}} of doctors in mini-skirts.
** He's become a lot more respectful towards women, dislikes stereotypical manliness (he's quite a SissyVillain himself) and has undying love for {{badass}} girls. The "Top Eleven Hottest Animated Women" list had skeeviness reminiscent of WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
** In his first top eleven, the Scariest Nostalgic Moments, he calls the VillainSong in ''CareBears In Wonderland'' gay and mentions that if you watch ''CareBears'' long enough you see the face of the devil. When he actually reviews the three movies, he of course still thinks they're sickeningly sweet but is a lot more mature about explaining his problems with them.
** He started being calmer(ish) and giving a general review at the end of his episodes after ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' became the utter pinnacle of badness in his eyes.
** After the ''MyPetMonster'' debacle, he's learned not to be entitled and complain about having to watch something when it's a movie he actually bought or rented.
** Compare the reviews of ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' and ''Film/AlienResurrection''. The former has him salivating over a RelationshipWritingFumble between two young-looking sisters and the latter a few years later has him irritated over how it was just advertised to get the male demographic in.
** All of the above become a plot-point in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', [[spoiler: when Doug tells him that he's evolved over the years from an abrasive comedy character into a decent and three-dimensional person.]]
* CharacterFilibuster: If his "child abuse" BerserkButton gets hit, the review will stop for a few minutes so he can get all his rant out.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Going from a happy, fanboying proto-Chester to a manic-depressive cynic, to Atoner for [[spoiler:the death of Ma-Ti]], to eventual [[spoiler:self sacrificial saviour of the Awesomeverse]].
** In the ''Super Mario Brothers'' movie, he's grossed out by the big bertha and makes no fuss about the SatelliteLoveInterest either being a DistressedDamsel or getting a flame thrower at the end. Watching it now, it's just... strange.
** Also in the early days, he talked about kids' short attention spans and getting easily bored. With his hate for LullDestruction, can you imagine him saying that now?
** In his second Nerd rant, he doesn't even know what a compliment is. Fast forward to now and he's ''desperate'' for a movie to give him something good to say.
** Something that applies to both Critic and Doug, but when they did a segment on how much they liked a film (think until about early 2010), their tone was more muted and Critic in the “Top Five Video Game Movies” practically sounds like he's on downers. After that, Doug let his absolute ''love'' for movies shine through everything, letting us get the {{keet}}ish fanboy we know and enjoy.
* CharacterTics: Puckering his mouth when he's thinking, giving a DeathGlare with his mouth slightly open when he's trying to be angry but failing, and rubbing his chest any time he feels particularly naughty. The last is a Doug thing, as Ask That Guy does it and he himself is prone to it too.
* TheChewToy: Part of the fun is seeing just how much he can suffer through a bad film before [[FreakOut he'll snap completely]].
** Not that he doesn't often deserve it, but the other contributors really do enjoy humiliating him. Even a long-dead [[VincentPrice guy]] has his fun.
* ChivalrousPervert: He gets upset at unneeded {{fanservice}}, [[PrincessesRule princesses]], [[DistressedDamsel damsels in distress]], [[SatelliteLoveInterest male-dependent women]] and so on, but he'll make it clear if he's attracted to a (usually toppy or curvy) lady.
** In the first ''CareBears'' movie, his main theory about why the villain's voice is so cool is that she's getting oral while she does her lines. He then proceeds to act it out. (Her responses, not the eating out part.)
** He actually gets on fairly well with the site ladies and doesn't treat them any differently, but he's stated that he finds them all nice-looking.
* ChubbyChaser: Most of the women he's attracted to are on the voluptuous side.
-->'''Critic''': [when slow-motioning Rogue's bust] I'm a dirty young man yes I am.
* ClassClown: Subverted. He got pitied and bullied for not acting his age in eighth grade, although that hasn't stopped him from ''still'' not acting his age.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Boy]]: For Chick. He can't always stop it coming through the stronger IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy feeling. He's wary over her obsession with Todd, gets all growly when she fawns over JewWario in SuburbanKnights, and looks close to tears (to her credit, so is she) when he mentions she doesn't always return phone calls or emails.
** He's a far less sympathetic version in “The Review Must Go On”, as he makes assumptions about Demo Reel that just aren't true, and refuses to leave until Doug caves in bringing him back.
* CloseToHome: Anything that has kids getting hurt by adults, whether it's abuse, neglect, too much pressure or just bad messages. He has a big rant about ''ATrollInCentralPark'' giving the message that dreams can do anything, with his two examples being a dead dog coming back to life or divorced parents getting back together.
* CloudCuckoolandersMinder: Usually serves this role for Chester, in that he'll look after him but sometimes take advantage of his need for drugs.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: The bad upbringing gives him a few moments, like thinking every family have regular giant arguments at dinner, rape not being considered a special type of evil or defending kinky fantasies at a very young age.
* ConflictingLoyalty: Between his religious belief and wanting scientific proof that God exists. Mostly this is kept to the background not to offend anyone.
* ConstantlyCurious: In the first two commercial specials, even though he figures that the two 1800 numbers are run by pedophiles, he calls them anyway. (And doesn't hang up even though he's disgusted, but that's a different problem.)
* TheCorrupter: He has this unintentional ability to turn otherwise basically decent people into sadists. (Like Lewis and Doug agreeing that Linkara put the idea to rape Critic into Spoony's head.)
* CorruptTheCutie: He was a Catholic schoolboy, and while he's still religious, now he has an active sex life that isn't so big on SafeSaneAndConsensual.
-->'''Critic A''': ["apologizing"] What would Jesus do?
-->'''Critic B''': [instantly horny] Take me!
* CosmicPlaything: He really should stop pissing off beings with more powers than him.
* [[CosplayOtakuGirl Cosplay Otaku Boy]]: An [[{{Kickassia}} M Bison]] costume that he brags got him tons of pussy, a {{stripperiffic}} [[SuburbanKnights Link outfit]], and, for his review of ''{{Transformers}}'', an Optimus Prime suit with a conspicuous crotch bulge that we get to look at every now and then.
* CrazySurvivalist: He prepares with his gun, a police jacket, a S.W.A.T helmet, knuckle dusters and a baseball bat to watch ''Secret Of NIHM 2''.
* CreepyGood: When he wants to be disturbing, his mannerisms and voice are reminiscent of HIM from ''ThePowerpuffGirls''. Just listen to him at the start of [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-bratz-2723840 this]].
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Remember that video with ''Bebe's Kids''? Remember how he complained so much? Remember how he did not complete the game? Apparently he is a good enough gamer to slam Angry Joe into next week in ''Marvel vs Capcom 2''.
-->'''Angry Joe:''' This man WHUPPED MY ASS!"
** He gets a BreakTheHaughty CurbStompBattle once Joe gets a [[http://www.blisteredthumbs.net/2011/02/mvc3-grudge-match-angry-review/ brand new joystick though]].
* CrustyCaretaker: The only other job he's had is Doug's factory cleaner gig (this was when Doug was still in school) and he got in trouble for hitting on "Amanda" too much.
* CuteBookworm: He may not have all that much CommonSense, but have you ever noticed the vast amounts of books he owns?
* CuteButCacophonic: He sounds like a howler monkey when he really gets worked up with shouting, and there are people who don't even like his normal voice, stating they watch his episodes muted.
* CuteButPsycho: Sometimes sweet and {{adorkable}}, sometimes blowing up an entire city by accident because of a tantrum.
* CuteGlassesBoy: It's not that Doug isn't attractive anyway, but his glasses make him look very baby-faced.
* CuteMute: He's been traumatized into silence a few times, one of which was in Spooning With Spoony. Noah revealed in his commentary that the reason why Critic only had one line in that was because Doug wanted to play the victim as much as possible.
* CutenessProximity: He squees himself into teenage girl mode when he sees Snuffaluffagus in ''Series/SesameStreet''.
* TheDanza: He's the only one of Doug's characters to share his name.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Adds another level of funny when you get that he has all these things he could justifiably complain about and he chooses to focus on shitty movies instead.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Doug said once that he chose the black suit jacket to establish the Critic as the asshole to the Nerd's white-clad "hero", but also had the red tie and white shirt to offset any BlackAndWhiteMorality that may have came from it.
* DarkSecret: Accidentally strangling a hooker to death after {{Kickassia}} and while still in Reno. He admits this while thinking the camera's not on yet.
* DatingCatwoman: According to Doug and Lindsay, he and the Chick have this sort of relationship. There's an interesting contrast between the Chick's crazed addiction to get Todd noticing her and her mutually bitchy but fun and warm dynamic with the Critic.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mixed in with StepfordSnarker and bitterness.
* DealWithTheDevil: He's so desperate to have to have Sequel Month erased from his memory that he'll do whatever Sage tells him to do.
* DeathByDespair: After fully breaking down about how his life has gone nowhere, he gets about an inch away from it in his first commercials special.
* DeathSeeker: You know, you could just leave the room or switch off the TV instead of trying to off yourself constantly.
** After his brief period of happiness in the PlotHole, it's got even worse. In ''Son Of The Mask'' he's begging Satan to see sense and just let him die again.
* [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Deliberately Cute Man-Child]]: In "Return Of The Commercials" after "killing things smaller than gives you power!" and an EvilLaugh, he giggles like a puppy-eyed girl when she's just been caught painting the walls.
* [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel Deliberately Distressed Dude]]: Hams it up like a stereotypical maiden when he thinks Todd is a "masked intruder" there to rape him, and sulks big time when he founds it's just time for a crossover.
* DemonicPossession: In the AVGN vs. NC Final Battle, he gets possessed by the devil when he's losing and can only be killed for a short period by Super Mecha Death Christ.
* DependingOnTheWriter: In his own reviews, Doug writes Critic as an ExtremeDoormat who'll always end up giving in to other contributors demands for a crossover. In others (like TheRapCritic's review of Shaq's album), he'll have the stones to ignore any request.
* DesignatedMonkey: WordOfGod says he was ''created'' to suffer. Deconstructed in ''ScoobyDoo'' onwards, where he breaks down over how hellish his life is and wants nothing more than to do something good for once.[[invoked]]
* DespairEventHorizon: He's already well past it when ''Film/TheNeverendingStory III'' begins. He approaches it at the end of ''MyPetMonster'' and start of the following "Nostalgic Commercials" video, falling over the edge near the end.
** The death of Ma-Ti in ''SuburbanKnights'' slowly eroded away what was left of his sanity and it all came to a head at the beginning of the ''ScoobyDoo'' review
* {{Determinator}}: He'll run all the way from Chicago to Philly to fight the Nerd (which apparently takes two weeks) and he won't even get tired.
* DeterminedDefeatist: He knows he's pathetic, but carries on because at least he's resilient.
* DefiledForever: Other than Chick going into DontYouDarePityMe mode and wanting revenge, he's the only left broken over getting raped by Spoony. Even if WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee where he's trying to save him, the spooning is still on his mind.
* DisappearedDad: He's mentioned very rarely and Critic still lives with his mom. There's been a few hints that the parents got divorced. (This is in-character of course, Doug's dad - Barney Walker - has helped out a lot with music and such, therefore gets thanked in the credits.)
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: When he's being all determined to face down the Nerd at Digital Press, he checks out his reflection in a shop window.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Dulcia of the ''PowerRangers Movie'' defeats a mob of "giant black chickens" by swinging two stick-weapons "throwing them into some kind of hypnotic trance":
-->'''Critic''': Yeah, how's that supposed to put you in a trance, taking two sticks and putting them up and down, up and down, up and down, [''cut to Dulcia in her BattleBikini''] up and down...up and down... [''picture slowly zooms in on her breasts'']...up and down...up and down... [''gets his hat knocked off''] [{{Beat}}] You win this round, Dulcea.
* DistressedDude: He got kidnapped by the Game Heroes and was made to promote their stuff at gunpoint.
** When he was chloroformed by The Nostalgia Chick, he got just as much into the victim role.
** Spooning With Spoony II probably counts, seeing as how he was the only canon one who was roofied and judging by the details, Spoony really went to town on humiliating him.
** Made fun of in the ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' review where he acts like he's chained up.
-->'''Critic''': Next I bet you wanna hook up my nipples to a car battery, don't you? ''Don't you?''
** Also played for laughs in ''CareBears II'' when Christy's screaming wears him down even though he knows it's a trap.
-->'''Critic''': Oh my God, a bag!
** Teddy Ruxpin forces a gun in his mouth and makes him write a more positive review, killing him when he screams for help.
** Before Ma-Ti comes in to take the brunt of the abuse in the brawl, he spends most of the beginning on the floor. Both [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Linkara]] and the [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Chick]] joined in specifically to save him.
** Looks to be the case in Linkara's PreviouslyOn for ''Countdown'', with Chester in control and shot with HitlerCam, and Critic being shown in the opposite camera angle and surrounded by darkness. He recovers (with snark) better in this instance than he does the others.
** The amount of IHaveYouNowMyPretty moments he's been subjected to would make this list even longer.
** By ''TheWiz'', all that distress seems to have warped his brain a little, as he's actually ''disappointed'' when learning Todd isn't a rapist LoonyFan who wants him.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: He's nearly always barefoot when playing around in his house.
* TheDogBitesBack: After getting beaten on by Casper for a whole episode, he puts on a Ghostbusters uniform and hunts him down.
** Likewise, with "True Internet Story", where he kicks the shit out of the Last Angry Geek for making wild accusations about his personality and earlier life.
* [[NobodyCallsMeChicken Don't Call Me Chicken]]: He could never resist a challenge from the Nerd, no matter how hard he'd got his ass beat the previous time.
* DrivenByEnvy: Despite calling what he does analyzing (and being good at it), he'll always cut off the co-reviewer when they're "taking things too seriously". Chalk it up to his fear of AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
* DraggedIntoDrag: According to Spoony in his ''CaptainAmerica'' video, he forced Critic to dress up like a dirty ballerina during Spooning With Spoony 2 and took pictures for blackmail.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: The other contributors think that he's the (ineffectual) BadBoss of the site. In reality, it's The Other Guy and Critic's just a puppet with woefully poor self-esteem.
* DrivenToMadness: ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' does this to the Critic in his 100th episode. It does it out of the ''sheer stupidity'' of the movie. So much so they sped the camera up for most of his breakdown.
** And ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' drives him [[IncrediblyLamePun 'batshit insane']], until he takes some pills. "Tranquilizers. Always come prepared when Schumacher is involved."
* DrivenToSuicide: In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] review of Captain America, he asks for the Critics opinion on the movie, [[SeriousBusiness making sure he knows that if he doesn't]], [[KickTheDog he'll get blackmailed with crossdressing pictures from when he was roofied and raped]]. Cut to a shot of the Critic's elevated feet dangling from side to side while squeaking from a rope is heard.
-->'''Spoony''': "That's the coward's way out, and you know it, Critic!"
** After his "''{{Superman}}'' Top 11" review, the Critic mentions how the movies always make him smile, before remembering the tragic fates of Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder and the World Trade Center.
--->''"I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I'm going to go kill myself."''
*** Not all ''Superman ''movies make him smile. From his ''Superman IV'' review. "How long is this movie again?" "Hour and a half." "BLAM!"
** ''BioDome'' made him slash his wrists, although either he or someone else put plasters on them afterwards.
** The songs in ''The Pebble And The Penguin'' make him feel so dirty that he takes a bath with a toaster.
* DrunkWithPower: Seeing as how he has so little of it usually, when he does get the faintest whiff of power he'll try and cling to it as hard as he can.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: He pinches WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's ass--while almost unconscious himself.
* DumbStruck: Because Doug lost his voice again, ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'' was so awful that Critic lost the ability to talk.
* TheDutifulSon: He knew his family is abusive, but always defended them anyway. Whether it came off as heartwarming or a case of StockholmSyndrome was up to you.
* DynamicCharacter: He's grown up in a lot of ways, but has suffered SanitySlippage in other areas.
* EffeminateMisogynisticGuy: Mostly a feminist, he still has his moments that come out in either RealWomenDontWearDresses beliefs or trying to see how far he can go until he gets [[{{fetish}} put back in his place]].
* EmptyShell: He's got very close to this twice before snapping himself out of it. Funnily enough, both with song.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: ''Cartoon Allstars'' making him so miserable that he sees no other way out than to [[DrivenToSuicide shoot himself]] [[DeathIsCheap in the head]].
** And a more subtle one at the beginning. Even though seeing the movie "brings back a pool of disappointing memories", he's smiling when he says he has to watch it again.
** And another near the end. When the characters refuse to stop hammering the moral in, he starts to disagree when they say he should believe in himself and that they care about him.
* EthicalHedonist: He admits that the nexus - where you feel nothing but timeless joy and don't care about anything else - would be awesome, but he still gets irritated at Kirk for doing a 180 from "I need my pain" to "I don't want responsibility".
* EthicalSlut: He thinks everyone, regardless of age or gender, should just have loads of sex and let the stigma of sluttiness as a bad thing die out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: As much as he couldn't stand the Nerd, calling him TheIrateGamer is going too far.
** He does a NotMeThisTime when Todd, Jesu, Y and Rollo T accuse him of making them watch ''Film/TheLastAirbender''. He doesn't even know who they are.
** Even he couldn't bring himself to insult ''SesameStreet''.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: The dorky dancing Peter does in ''[[{{Film/Spider-Man Trilogy}} Spider-Man III]]'' is too geeky even for him.
** Subverted in the Harry Potter book launch. After spending the majority of the video bitching about it, he has a FreakOut {{squee}} larger than anyone when the books start coming out.
** There's an affectionate potshot at erotic fanfic writers when George Lucas and Carrie Fisher are the couple in ''Film/{{Hook}}''.
** He gets to be on the other side of it when even [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester]] laughs at him because he watches ''WildWestCOWBoysOfMooMesa''.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Falls for this trope with regard to Creator/WillSmith when reviewing ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** KeithDavid as well. It's the [[AudioErotica voice.]]
** Continuing the trend, he's so charmed by Ernie Hudson in ''Congo'' that he calls him a "black Clark Gable".
** He has a PlayedForLaughs crush on Lucas from ''TheWizard''.
** His utter glee over Creator/DanielCraig and KateWinslet sharing a kiss suggests it's not just Miss Winslet he finds appealing.
** "Ohhh, George Takei, teach me the Spocker!" Said like he's having an orgasm, no less, and made slightly creepy because of the CallBack to [=SWS2=].
** And now he wants HughJackman. To be fair, everyone wants HughJackman.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him Critic]]: Although Rob/The Other Guy will occasionally call him by his real name.
* EverythingIsRacist: Most of the time he has a good point, but at other times he can get on his soapbox a little too much.
* EvilSoundsDeep: For whatever reason, in “The Review Must Go On”, his voice was smoother, more in control, and almost {{squick}}ily seductive. And whenever he thought Doug was wriggling out of his power, it only got lower and more threatening.
* ExtremeDoormat: While he's a brat who loves starting arguments, he falls apart with little provocation. He's aware of this.
-->'''Critic''': I just do what everyone tells me to do in the hopes of feeling less insecure.
* FailureHero: It's very rare that he'll get what he wants or win.
* {{Fainting}}: The emotional kind is played for laughs in his review of ''JudgeDredd'', ''TheWizard'', the "I love you, wife" line from ''LostInSpace'' and he uses fangirls from Disney movies to do yet more swooning over WillSmith in ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
* FallenHero: In terms of symbolism, WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee had him in a PeacefulInDeath CrucifiedHeroShot as he sacrificed himself before practically becoming God, while ''SonOfTheMask'' had him prostrate himself in front of the devil and weepingly begging for death. In terms of personality, the reboot started with him maiming a cat and it only got worse from there.
* {{Fanboy}}: Whenever there's something he likes, or at least a hammy GuiltyPleasure, he'll be gleeing and enjoying himself immensely.
* FanHater: He [[{{in-universe}} says]] that anyone who likes ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]'' and the Creator/JimCarrey remake of ''TheGrinch'' is stupid. (Note that Doug doesn't think this at all, and tries to actively fight this and ReviewsAreTheGospel.)
-->'''Critic''': I know it's just my opinion but I'm right.
** ''ScoobyDoo'' finally has him try to grow out of this, asking [[spoiler: Roger]] with genuine curiosity about why a film can do so well when everyone mocks it.
* FanMyopia: In-universe. While Doug makes an intentional effort to avert it, Critic assumes that everyone who watches him are also familiar with everything he reviews. He also always gets disappointed when his fans don't know classical actors, black-and-white movies and operas.
* FanservicePack: He looks much more put together physically than he did at the start, going from lazy nerd to HollywoodNerd. Although better lighting and his older clothes getting worn out have probably helped.
** {{Lampshaded}} in the ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review:
-->'''Critic''': ([[SmugSnake being completely up himself]]) "It's hard to believe that such a handsome man could become even handso... hansomen... prettier."
* {{Fetish}}: Plenty. As stated in a few reviews; strong, toppy women, charming black guys, masochism, being humiliated, dildos, roleplay, bondage, fingering, licking whipped cream off a hot body, crossdressing (for some reason ''this'' is the one he's ashamed of the most), fictional incest couples that are the right age and not parent-child [[note]] he says this is the only way He-Man and She-Ra could get his attention[[/note]], the Chick's firey temper and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick six-breasted cats from outer space]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The StepfordSmiler and screaming anger (that Doug made an effort to use sparingly in later reviews) increased significantly after he came back.
* FluffyTamer: He hates meant-to-be-liked animals in movies (and they usually hate him right back), but falls completely in love with the gross ones, like the targ from ''Star Trek III''.
* TheFool: Deconstructed. ''BabyGeniuses'' and "NC Fuck-Ups III" proved once and for all he doesn't care anymore if people find him stupid, but if they think he's not creative or funny, then life isn't worth living.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to the Other Guy's responsible. He's the HotBlooded PsychopathicManchild who gets wasted by 6PM.
* FragileFlower: Luckily he mixes this with more HotBlooded tropes, but he breaks down in tears often for no reason.
* FreudianExcuse: Inverted. He had all kinds of bullying, shitty parents and retreated into obsessing over TV like the Chick, but he trashes this belief in ''TheCell'' by saying having a tragic past isn't a good excuse for doing things wrong as an adult.
* FreudianSlip: From the ''A Kid in King Arthur's Court'' review.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': Hey, they're actresses first and sisters second, and that's good enough in my porno--book.
** ''BarbWire'': "I remember it so you don't boobies! I mean, boobies, in the boobies boobies..."
* FriendlessBackground: And no sign of [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist social services anywhere]].
* FriendToAllChildren: Except the [[BrattyHalfPint annoying ones]].
* [[FriendToPsychos Friend To A Psycho]]: With Ask That Guy. He's not too bothered about being teased by him, is severely icked by the questions he gets asked but lets him violate Ma-Ti, is able to survive living in the same house with him ([[{{Twincest}} and share the same bed]]) and looked about to cry when Ask That Guy didn't save him in ''{{Kickassia}}''.
* GagPenis: [[spoiler: Thanks to Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Critic is unable to stand up from his chair and walk away at the end of his review of ''Film/ThePhantom.'' Even he's embarrassed by it.]] It's also big enough that it keeps thumping against the desk during his review of ''BlankCheck''.
* GeniusDitz: He's silly, gullible and not all there, but he's eloquent when not swearing up a storm, is very fond of black-and-white movies, can apparently follow black hole theories, is disgusted by the lack of history awareness in ''TheMagicVoyage'' and has a brain when it counts.
* GenreSavvy: "I know how this works. If I say the entire title that means that I've got to review it next week." [[GenreBlindness He always ends up saying it anyway]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Getting splashed with water is probably one of the [[WetSariScene nicer]] ways of doing that.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot > YuriFan: He went from drooling over attractive, underage sisters having a bit of IncestSubtext, to explaining why BaitAndSwitchLesbians and {{fanservice}}y HaveIMentionedIAmGay aren't helping gay rights in the slightest.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Before he hit puberty early, they were cootie-filled loudmouth annoyances.
-->'''Critic''': I don't know, maybe it's my inner little boy, but I just hate this fucking character [Webby], with her pwecious little bow and her cutie-cute dress and those cootie-filled eyes... boys forever! No girls allowed! I'm never going to like girls until the day I die! [shows cleavage] Aww shit, boobs ruin everything.
* GirlyRun: Shows off an adorably flaily one in the beginning of ''Star Trek Insurrection''.
* GoGoEnslavement: In the Game Heroes promo. He's surprised and scared that he's wearing a different shirt, so he must have been unconscious and at least shirtless at some point.
* GoingCommando: When he creams himself at the end of ''TheWorstWitch'', he sults that he's wearing a white suit so it's no problem.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation:
** [[Film/BatmanAndRobin A Bat... credit card?]] A ''BAT'' '''CREDIT''' '''''CARD'''''!?!
** "[[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry A cat and mouse]] are driving a ship trying to save the daughter of IndianaJones while being chased by a purple people eater, a dog on a skateboard, a performing ship captain, his hand puppet Squawk, two Mexican wrestlers and a doctor riding an ice cream cart. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the [[MindScrew Mind Fuck]]."
** He does this in his ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' review. He has a "WE DON'T CARE" outburst when the chase scene pisses him off.
* GoodCounterpart: To WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses.
* GreenEyedMonster: Part of why he's a BadBoss. This is the only thing he has so he's freaked out by people going into his territory and doing it better than him (or so he thinks).
* GrowingUpSucks: A slight variation of the trope, in that every stage of his life has proved to be a disappointment:
-->'''Critic''': "When you're a [[KidsAreCruel kid]] all you can think about is being in high school. When you're in [[TeensAreMonsters high school]] all you can think about is being in college. When you're in college all you can think about is being an adult. And when you're an [[JadedWashout adult]] all you can think about is being a [[ManChild kid again]]. LIFE FUCKING SUCKS!"
* [[GrumpyOldMan Grumpy Young Man]]: Comes with trashing the NostalgiaFilter.
* TheGruntingOrgasm: Subverted. As usual, he's stereotypically feminine about it and whenever he acts one out, it's about as high-pitched as you can get. And with the Chick also being established to be noisy in bed, one wonders how loud their sex was.
* {{Guyliner}}: Most noticeable in the "Top Eleven Dumbest Superman Moments" and ''The Exorcist II''. Both are celebrated by his fangirls.
* HappyPlace: Catherine Zeta Jones wearing a tie, glasses, a baseball cap and a long sweater is the best ever image he can conjure up. As a kid, it was a naked April O'Neil covered in whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
** Less sexually, commercials. Let him explain:
-->'''Critic''': It's like they exist in their own little world, a world that wants to scam you and be nice to you at the exact same time. Something about them strangely gives me comfort.
** That suddenly explains why he has so many commercials in his reviews.
* HatesBeingAlone: In ''Film/JudgeDredd'', when given the choice of living in an abusive care home or walking alone until death, he chooses the former.
* HatesSmallTalk: The awkward, filled-with-this date with the Chick drove him to breaking point.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Critic does this to ''himself''.
-->'''Critic:''' [[[StupidSexyFlanders fantasizes about]] WillSmith] [slaps himself] BOOBS! YOU LIKE BOOBS!
** He does the same thing when he's porning over HughJackman in the Chick's review of ''KateAndLeopold''. As he's basically giving a handjob to a stick of butter, it's even less credible than the first time.
** The "Critic Reloaded" reviews. He makes like ten BrainBleach-needing jokes at ''SuburbanKnights'' for [[ItMakesSenseInContext himself]] showing his legs (bear in mind that both Critic and Doug have bragged about that {{fanservice}}), and mocks ''ToBoldlyFlee'' for being like "Up with more homo-eroticism".
** After years of being [[HoYay/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses very]] [[http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-the-haunting-5634970 very]] ''[[WebVideo/DemoReel very]]'' queer-friendly, all the reboot's talk of putting dicks into women, making women pregnant and [[{{hypocrite}} mocking femmy guys]], comes off as trying way too hard.
* HearingVoices: Of the kids who bullied him over ''{{Doug}}'', as well as genuinely creepy laughter.
* HeartbreakAndIceCream: When he's suffering from depression after being called pathetic, he eats his weight in junk food.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: In the Chick's ''Worst Witch'' review, despite the ridiculous wig, he manages to pull off an all-white suit quite impressively. Chick gets a little annoyed by how Elisa and Nella suddenly fangirl over him when he arrives.
* HeIsAllGrownUp: To be as kind as possible, thank all the Gods the greasy hair/acne/horrible teeth combo he had as a preteen didn't last long.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: Critic in the title cards is far more villainous, masculine and competent than our version.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one during ''[[BlackComedyRape Spooning With Spoony 2]]''.
** Also, the Critic's "mourning" of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' a la ''{{Hamlet}}'' seems to have him rather depressed.
** ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' has him starting the review feeling like he just got raped.
** The Critic opens the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' review like this, apparently still in shock from the insanity of the show.
** Another one happens in his ''My Pet Monster'' review, where in the end he gets asked by the producers of the movie why he is reviewing kids movies and getting incredibly wound up by them at the age of 28. He decides he needs ask himself some hard questions, and spends the credits just sitting on a chair while sad music plays. The depression lasts until the next week where he's pigging out on junk food, his self-esteem is six feet under and he would have given up completely if it hadn't been for an epic HesBack number.
** ''BabyGeniuses'' had him aimlessly wandering around Animarathon recalling that the movie was [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible so horrible it left him unable to review it]]. He scares a random cosplayer, angsts a lot in his hotel room, punches a guy's lights out, screams at the convention audience in his Q&A panel and stares at the wall three times, each time forcing himself to look away. He snaps out of it when he realizes that his inner monologue counts as a review.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: At the end of ''ToBoldlyFlee''.]]
* HeroWorshipper: "Lucas! ...darling."
* HesBack: He gets to have a kickass song and say he's proud of his patheticness at the end of his first commercial special. It might not have lasted, but it was still awesome.
** Happens in ''MoulinRouge'', again with an epic song and putting on his signature outfit.
* HesGotLegs: ''SuburbanKnights'' gives them a lot of [[FemaleGaze attention]]. And Lupa said in a stream that he didn't even shave them. You may now start hating him, ladies.
* HiddenDepths: He knows his Chinese, he plays the clarinet, his childhood idol was Film/MaryPoppins and he's a Shakespeare and Greek Mythology buff.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: While also sad and inducing a lot of FridgeHorror, his childhood and the TraumaCongaLine that went on is built on BlackComedy.
* HollywoodNerd: How many "geeks" do you know that can pull off eyeliner as well as he did?
* HollywoodThin: Starting post-WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee filming, Doug has periods where he just looks strange (like ''TheKingAndI'' review where his head is tiny on his shoulders) yet nobody says a word and he's still meant to be seen as attractive.
* HonorBeforeReason: He couldn't stop himself from saving a little girl in ''Care Bears II'' even when he knew it was a trap (thus getting himself kidnapped), and he still tried to protect his team against [[SuburbanKnights Malachite]] even after his groin must have been smashed into jelly.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: While easily being able to spot ObviouslyEvil in the movies he looks at, he's not so good when it comes to people in his own life. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses are perfect examples.
* HotBlooded: He finds it incredibly difficult to hide any emotion, whether it's happy, depressed or angry.
* HotDad: For a MisterSeahorse joke in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Diamanda showed great restraint in not blowing up his head when he freaked at the site hiring scary-looking people like her.
* HumanHummingbird: He moves fast whenever he flails, whether it's while running, excitement or having a FreakOut.
* HumiliationConga: Pretty much the entire reason for the existence of the ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' review is because the Critic was forced at gun-point to give a ''positive review of a movie everyone liked'' to rectify the public's shameful opinion of his first (and probably last) LetsPlay, which was posted a week earlier.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Demanding pure logic in the silliest of cartoons, but running totally on emotion himself.
** Even though he has a ton of {{guilty pleasure}}s, he never fully gets that people can like movies that he can't stand.
** He's so unwilling to accept Ma-Ti's death that he'll try and find (or make Chester find) a supernatural book that would raise the dead, but even in the [[SuburbanKnights movie]] where the aforementioned dying happened, he never fought back when he thought ''he'' was about to be killed.
** In "The Odd Life Of Timothy Green" and the ''{{Twilight}}'' editorial, he makes rants about learning from your mistakes and growing up. The irony that this comes after WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee but he's back to screaming and having psychotic breaks like he did years ago has not been lost on people.
** He also jokes that the mother in “The Odd Life Of Timothy Green” is “as unfruitful as her garden”. Remember when he called a similar joke in ''{{North}}'' “the worst thing uttered by humanity”?
** Five minutes after a giant getting-up-on-his-high-horse rant about Bay showing the soldiers in a shitty light, he accuses Bay of "editing history" to make the soldiers look better. It's confusing.
** When Real!Critic and the others give Ma-Ti a funeral in ''SuburbanKnights'', he calls them awful people for cremating him. Says the guy who screamed for BrainBleach every single time one of the male reviewers had a {{fanservice}} moment.
* IAmNotMyFather: From what we've heard of Daddy Critic's... parenting attitudes, Critic is trying his best to go the opposite way and be like a designated defender of kids everywhere.
* IconicItem: His tie has become this, and his gun to a lesser extent. The former becomes somewhat important in ''ScoobyDoo'', where it's only half-done when he's broken but tied properly when he's giving the poker game a shot.
* IconicOutfit: Baseball cap, white t-shirt, black suit jacket and a loose red tie. (And jeans of course.)
* IdenticalStranger: He shared a great resemblance to comic book writer EdBrubaker, known for his run on CaptainAmerica. And yes, that does make his review of the Matt Salinger CaptainAmerica movie hilarious for those that follow CaptainAmerica more than they do the Critic.
* IGaveMyWord: He might despise the movies he's forced to sit through, but if he's promised to do them then he'll try his best to get through the pain. Even for the ''Star Wars Holiday Christmas Special" he only put up a bit of fight before giving up and doing his job.
* IgnoredEpiphany: At the end of ''SurfNinjas'', after having a DyingDream where he likes it, he says he'll never like anything ever again. The next episode after was the "Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows", so that really didn't last.
* IHatePastMe: A completely undeserved instance in ''PearlHarbor'', as Critic's version of Michael Bay is well-meaning, but pathetic, simpering and whiny, martyred and is a director who can only make shit. Basically a NoSympathy, strictly-hetero portrayal of [[WebVideo/DemoReel Donnie]].
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The business in the ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' was partly HappinessIsMandatory and partly he really needs people to like him again. Another instance of showing just how bad this is, he's overflowing with joy at the end of the Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland review because "he's never felt so loved". Seeing as he's only being celebrated because he didn't make a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' joke... oof.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He's bitchy to child actors who he thinks doesn't deserve the attention they get, not getting that they mostly lead really hard lives. One of the reasons he hates Satine from ''MoulinRouge'' (who is ''a bloody prostitute'' mind you) is because she's not satisfied with the attentive adulation she gets. He's genuinely confused as to why the Superman cartoon version of Lois Lane wants praise for her work instead of her tiny skirt. [[AttentionWhore Notice a]] [[IJustWantToBeLoved pattern]]?
* [[spoiler: ILetGwenStacyDie]]: The videos after [[spoiler: Ma-Ti's death in SuburbanKnights]], especially the [[DespairEventHorizon Scooby Doo review]] show how much the guilt is affecting him to break down that much.
* ImmortalityHurts: In ''SonOfTheMask'', Evilina strongly implies that to punish him for his stupidity in coming down from the PlotHole, he'll have to live forever. (Until her dad comes for his soul anyway.)
* ImmuneToDrugs: He's taken ketamine, mixtures of nyquil and vicodin, tylenol and hell knows what else, and he hasn't been found dead yet.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Particularly bad reviews will have him reaching for stuff like Jack Daniels or Jagermeister. ''TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' had him reaching for progressively larger bottles, culminating in one larger than ''he'' was.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: His screaming rants have become little boy tantrums and Doug revealed he shouts at things because what's on the screen is scaring him, he can't hold onto being the "bad guy" for very long and he's easily prone to crying.
* InelegantBlubbering: His knowledge of a traditional breakdown is one where you're puffy-eyed, sniffing, snorting and can barely talk.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He finally breaks down and says in the CR crossover that he doesn't want anyone going into his territory because they'd do it better than him, while the "Commercials Special" goes into his lack of self-esteem even more.
** Doug talks about it and Critic's relationship with others in the WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee commentary.
-->I usually find with a lot of insecure people, their closest friends, the people they depend on the most on for love, they can be the nicest to, and they can be the ''cruelest'' to.
* InformedAttribute: His AVGN-style song brags that he's the world's biggest and greatest cynic. If you say so.
* InformedFlaw: He's regularly making fun of himself for "screaming every other line", which is funny, but hasn't been relevant for the past few years. [[spoiler: Justified in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, where he uses it as an excuse of why he hates himself and nobody needs him.]]
* InLoveWithLove: He got upset when his many one-night-stands left him after sex, he could never decide whether he wanted commitment or not, he picked people who'll either hurt him or could never give him what he needed and he just kept on going with it all.
* InnocentFanserviceBoy: Deconstructed. He likes teasing his audience and bragging about how cute he is, but he has no idea what he's doing in the real world. As examples, the skirt in ''SuburbanKnights'', drinking with [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] when he's a complete lightweight and getting a stalker partner when he was a teenager.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Much like HorribleJudgeOfCharacter; fine with movies but sucks in real life. He doesn't get that being nice to Luke in front of Film Brain, congratulating the Chick on being a female version of him or assuming Chester didn't need the residuals of the BigLippedAlligatorMoment meme, would most definitely piss them off.
* TheInsomniac: Nyquil and Vicodin together? Ain't so healthy.
* InsultOfEndearment: In ''{{Ferngully}}'', the Chick called him a "stupid sack of shit" in the fondest tone she's ever had.
* InternalizedCategorism: He's Catholic and yet the religion is one of many on the list he's prejudiced against.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide[=/=]IWantToBeARealMan: Can always be relied upon to switch between the two at random, in a surprisingly realistic depiction of an adult who was occasionally RaisedAsTheOppositeGender.
* InUniverseCatharsis: Shooting things mainly. When he was a child, it was particularly goofy acting, the kind that he would want to bury from the public forever.
* InVinoVeritas: Phelous and Snob get pretty shocked when they see him vulnerably hanging onto The Other Guy and totally wasted in their "Troll 4" review. We aren't, [[JerkassFacade because we've seen it before]].
* IResembleThatRemark: He doesn't exactly defend himself well when Phelous jokes that he's an [[Film/ChildsPlay evil, insane, catchphrase-spewing doll]].
* IronicHell: [[spoiler:His entrapment in the world of ''Demo Reel''. Doug Walker/The Writer tells him that he hopes the experience will make him see the terrible movies he reviews a bit differently in the future]].
* IrrationalHatred: Even when there's not a GreenAesop around, he still has almost zero patience for hippies and preachy environmentalists.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Done in a more passive-aggressive style and God knows what the real situation, but even though he feels abandoned by the Chick's obsession with Todd, he tries to push the [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Boy]] feelings down and wants her to feel okay.
* IWasQuiteALooker: He's a cutie and knows it, but if you want this particularly stupid strain of insecurity, just remind him that he's balding.
* JadedWashout: Best summed up here:
-->'''Critic:''' Look at you, you had such dreams ahead of you, such promise, you were perfect back then -- okay you had stupid glasses, teeth like a chipmunk and a dumb and dumber haircut that only got dumb and dumber -- but you had such hope.
* JerkassFacade: Not that he isn't a genuine dick, but coupled with SympatheticPOV, there's no indication that the other characters know what we know about him. Or that he'd be willing to tell them.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He fiercely protects kids but has no patience for annoying dogs, he trashes other people's nostalgia but can't make it through ''Follow That Bird'' without {{squee}}ing, he's demanding of Chester but is the only to give him money and a place to stay, he's a bastard to people but is so very loyal to the ones he cares about, he has a temper but heartwarming moments come regularly... let's just say this guy can get complicated.
* {{Keet}}: When he's actually enjoying himself.
* KickTheDog: Played for BlackComedy, but how he treats animals - gleeing when dogs have a chance of dying, throwing rocks at pets to see if their owners laugh, chucking a spider through a window because he's scared of it - will remind you that he's a PsychopathicManchild if you ever forget it.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Usually done with The Last Angry Geek. Like when Geek put massively pricey, not needed shoulder pads on his bill, he said he was going to stop the Geek's show.
* KidAnova: After calling a kinky fantasy starring [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles April]] every kid's dream, he defensively reminds people that he was an early bloomer.
* KiddieKid: At first it sounds like he's being sarcastic about acting like a monkey in eighth grade, but then he turns out he actually did.
* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: When he watched Cool World as a young'un, he ran for the exit like the screen was on fire.
* KleptomaniacHero: In "Holiday Clusterfuck", he steals a woman's money after the Christmas stress drives her to suicide.
* TheKlutz: Parodied when Phelous throws a sock at his head. He falls around his house so much that he ends up shooting himself with his gun.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: He was as shocked as we were when he got to interview the crew of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and they had actually liked his stuff. Same thing happened for Ebert enjoying his tribute and "Christopher Walken"/"Vincent Price" knowing who he is.
* KubrickStare: He often makes this expression (the grimacing kind) while reviewing movies that are frustrating him, most notably in ''{{North}}''.
* LackOfEmpathy: In his amnesia state for the anniversary reviews. He's confused as to why everyone is mourning Ma-Ti's death in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' as a "small Indian boy is no big loss", and he only just barely stops himself from calling ToBoldlyFlee-Critic a girl for showing off emotion.
* LargeHam: WordOfGod says that the hamminess comes from DaffyDuck, Jack Lemmon's performance as Professor Fate in ''TheGreatRace'', and the Red Queen in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Usually he wouldn't deserve getting beaten and tortured with a pitchfork by an AxCrazy guy who was pretending to be blind, but after stating that he was about to bludgeon said guy to death just for a movie, he kinda does in this instance.
* LaughingMad: In ''Film/TheNeverendingStory III'' review, after finishing the movie and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation getting mad]], in ''Chairman Of The Board'' where he laughs manically when he gets the meaning of Edison's name, when ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' ruins the one funny joke they had and when Zack shows his new haircut in ''SavedByTheBell''. That last one gave him an orgasm.
* LeaningOnTheFurniture: In a brief cool moment, he leans against the wall while the Grinch narrator is talking.
* LickedByTheDog: Even though they have their arguments, Chester always calls him nice and will be the first to defend him.
* LimitedWardrobe: According to the drawing in the Willy Wonka episode, he's worn the same clothes since kindergarten.
* LIsForDyslexia: Shared with Doug himself.
-->'''Critic''': It's like if you cross a dyslexic with a complete idiot.
* LiteralMinded: To give an example from ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.
--> '''Earthworm''': Remember what your parents said, James!
--> '''Critic''': ..."Look out, a rhino"?
* LittleBitBeastly: Coming back from the future of seahorses gave him a temporary tail. The FurryFandom suddenly started liking him then.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: He complains in his ''ErnestSavesChristmas'' review that nobody ever tells him things like why the dinosaurs died out.
* LonelyRichKid: Evidently the only way his parents could give him any kind of love was to give whatever kind of toys he wanted.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: When he was sixteen.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: His romantic life would put [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buff's]] to shame.
-->'''Critic''': Ain't love a bitch?
* LoserProtagonist: He lives with his abusive mother, has a load of issues, his job is the only life he has and the other one was being a CrustyCaretaker, doesn't particularly have a lot of talent and has NoSocialSkills. The knowledge of all this hits him like a ton of bricks in ''ScoobyDoo'' and he spends WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee trying to fix it.
* LovableCoward: He gets freaked out constantly and driven to tears by things he could just turn off, but he's fun to watch.
* LovableNerd: Being played by [[NiceGuy D]][[{{Keet}} o]][[{{Adorkable}} u]][[MeanCharacterNiceActor g]] certainly helps.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: It's lucky that Lindsay!Chick had so much chemistry with him, but from the way he acted in the "Search For The Nostalgia Chick", he was going to be in love with whatever woman won.
* LoveMartyr: From his knowledge of how abusive relationships work, it's safe to say he's had experiences with going back to a horrible partner.
* LoveRedeems: Disney can bring him back from being a psychopath and his enjoyment of Christmas can never be broken.
* LustObject: Spoony has lust for everyone, but he's ''really'' proud to have Critic as a conquest. And we're guessing he didn't blackmail others or break into their houses.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: His temper usually builds up using this method.
* MadnessMantra: All he could write while watching ''BioDome'' was "why why why why why why...", and in ''DropDeadFred'', after the friend praises the lead for her craziness: "No! No! No! No! No! No!..."
* MagneticHero: In a stereotypically feminine way. No matter how much the others like hurting him, no matter how dickish he can get, if there are tears they'll get sucked right in and want him to be okay.
* [[FemaleMisogynist Male Misandrist]]: Oddly (given what [[StrawFeminist she's]] [[DoesNotLikeMen like]]), he's complained more about MaleGaze, the standard [[NobleMaleRoguishMale stereotypes]], the WhiteMaleLead trend and apparent "what about teh menz" feelings in movies more than the Chick ever has.
* {{Manchild}}: [[WordOfGod Doug]] seems to put the Critic's mental age at about twelve. A few examples of this being he still believes in Santa, hiding under the desk when he's afraid and he also still eats at Chuck E. Cheese's.
* ManipulativeBastard: In "The Review Must Go On", as he wears Doug down and doesn't care that he's hurting him, insult-threatens him when Doug actually does try leaving, brightens up when he gets what he wants, but goes low and threatening again when Doug has another condition.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Every episode he does will feature at least one impression or fake accent. He's usually very good at them, but his MorganFreeman voice sounds nothing like the man.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to the Nostalgia Chick's Masculine Girl. He also acted as the Feminine Boy to ObscurusLupa in ''SuburbanKnights''.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Doug Walker is ''nothing'' like his pathetic, crazed character in real life. Some of the commentaries get bizarre, as the Critic is yelling at the movie for being stupid and Doug is yelling at the Critic for being a dick.
* MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler: After he takes on the PlotHole]]. He'll still snark, but protecting the universe has done his temper, self-worth issues, intelligence and maturity a world of good.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: He admits in the ''{{Gordy}}'' review that he's so tired.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: It's been said by fans and by Doug, he's far more entertaining and interesting when he's being a victim or breaking down.
* MisterSeahorse: WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick forced him to get preggers through fairy sex one time.
* MommasBoy: A rare tragically-funny one, with a few [[ParentalIncest uncomfortable]] [[OedipusComplex jokes]] here and there.
* MoodSwinger: He's a bit like a Hollywood-style manic depressive.
* MotorMouth: One of the issues with his LetsPlay is that he never stopped talking. Granted, ''Bart's Nightmare'' is not much to look at, but quiet moments in [=LPs=] are encouraged.
* TheMovieBuff: It's part of his job.
* MrFanservice: He's cute and knows it, suffers well, likes taking his shirt off, enjoys making orgasm noises, has given a blowjob to a joystick, looks very nice in a [[SuburbanKnights short tunic with no pants or tights]] and in the advertisement for Geek Fight, he says he won't get naked for the cards... yet.
* MrImagination: He manages to outdream Stanley in the ''ATrollInCentralPark'' review. Only his dreams are slightly more... painful to the titular troll. And when he can't stop himself from imagining the babies between Goliath and Elisa, he bitches that his mind never does what he tells it to.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Who in the right mind has coffee before going to sleep?
* MyBelovedSmother: "Hey, she's my world!" But like Ask That Guy, he can't stop himself from having a fantasy about her dying every now and then.
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: In late 2011/early 2012, there's been a reference in a lot of episodes about wanting to be or acting like a father.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He has a crying fit when his Nintendo disappears after he stops playing it.
** In his third Nostalgic Commercials special, he orders an off-screen minion to inject five people with diabetes (however ''that's'' supposed to work...) then stops and says, "Dear God, I think I might be horrible."
** Accidentally killing Film/MaryPoppins, his first childhood icon, crushes him.
** After making the obligatory gay joke about Bert And Ernie, he breaks down to all the cast of ''Series/SesameStreet'' and apologizes for trying to review the first show he ever saw.
** The lyrics Lindsay used at the end of "Thanks For The Feedback" implies this:
--> "Baby come back, you can blame it all on me. I was wrong..."
** He breaks down immediately after shooting Floss for no reason other than getting a sad ending.
** If he didn't regret forcing Doug to bring him back by the time Santa Christ decided to be vindictive to him, then there's no doubt he did when the devil's daughter decided it was crueler to leave him alive.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ma-Ti's death in ''SuburbanKnights'' made him disquietingly obsessed with responsibility and consequences.
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* NecktieLeash: Done more and more as times goes on, but averted in his review of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. They took it away so he wouldn't hang himself.
** In their battles, WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd had a [[FoeYay special]] fondness for pulling it for the sake of pulling it.
** Three words, given by Spoony: "ride the pony".
** The Game Heroes also pull his tie while forcing him to promote their t-shirts. Slightly unnecessary as he's also tied up, at gunpoint and clearly not going anywhere, but nobody's complaining.
** Even the fans join in the fun during the ''{{Ponyo}}'' credits, to punish him for his dislike of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''.
* NervousWreck: He's pretty easy to stress out.
* NeverBareheaded: He rarely takes off his hat on the show. Exceptions are his ''Batman and Robin'' review and his ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' tribute.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He's seriously upset when ''QuestForCamelot'' makes him kill innocent Disney characters.
* NiceHat: His baseball cap. He's one of the few men over the age of twenty who can make it look cool.
* NightmareFetishist: His perfect ending for the Santa Claus movie (an awkwardly sweet piece of camp) would be that it was all a DyingDream caused by being out in a blizzard.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Who wants to know where he got that skull from and what he's actually drinking?
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: He hates his audience for being sadistic, ungrateful pricks [[note]] note that Doug loves his fans[[/note]] but will put himself through an ungodly shitty film because they requested it all the time. This usually doesn't end well for him.
** Even though the Ghost Of Christmas Future has been an annoying, stalker-like bastard throughout ''BabesInToyland'', when the Critic sees that he's depressed, he acts very fatherly and comforting towards him. He then makes the mistake of letting the ghost choose what movie he should suffer through next, and the ghost ''immediately'' picks TheGrinch.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: With the Chick. Seeing as how she's just as bad, she doesn't seem to mind too much.
** In ''Star Trek Insurrection'', he was close enough to That Sci-Fi Guy to look particularly molesty. Not to mention they were lying in bed together.
* NoSocialSkills
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Although he's shown a lot of attraction to the Chick before, he's more annoyed that even she enjoys ''MoulinRouge'' than anything else. He doesn't even seem to notice that she's wearing burlesque.
* NotSoAboveItAll: At the end of his ''LostInSpace'' review, he rants to the first appearance of Dr. Smith about nobody can trust him, but then he's easily manipulated and gets shot by his own gun.
** He calls out the Care Bears for falling for Christie's and Darkheart's trap, but her screaming breaks him down and he goes to help, getting bagged in the process. He can't resist their ThePowerOfLove moment either, and shouts out for Santa Christ.
* NotSoDifferent: There are an essay's worth of similarities between him and The Nostalgia Chick. Ask That Guy is also his EvilCounterpart.
** In his review of ''Bio-Dome'', the Critic screams "ASS!" to express rage - a trademark of [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd his rival.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Shown in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' where he's willing to commit mass murder-suicide through dynamite if anyone threatened the power he'd finally managed to gain.
* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: In the ''WesternAnimation/{{HeMan|and the Masters of the Universe}}'' review. Even Doug and Rob admitted soon after that the review was not one of their finest moments, and maybe it's not a coincidence that the Critic character started getting progressively girlier in later episodes.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Lampshaded when he's hitting on Catherine ''Zeta'' Jones. He tries to get with her by saying he's [[BlatantLies really eighty four]]. (He's really thirty but looks like a teenager with a beard.)
* OneNoteCook: He can only make cereal. Lampshaded in "Fuck Ups Part Three" where he notes he should probably spend more time in the kitchen and less time gobbling junk food.
* OneOfUs: He's used the words NightmareFuel, FanDumb, TearJerker and {{Squee}}.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToInsultYou: When he [[InsultMisfire thinks]] Linkara is calling WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick a wussy, he tells him he's not allowed to insult her in that way.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Even disregarding angry {{cluster f bomb}}s, swearing is a fairly natural part of his vocabulary. So when he goes GoshdangItToHeck or doesn't swear at all, something's either gone very wrong or very right.
** If he thinks a child getting hit is funny rather than horrible, you'll know the child character is [[TheScrappy incredibly annoying.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When Doug did top elevens or tributes in the earlier days, he could never quite stop his real Chicago drawl coming through Critic's broad everyman accent. Luckily he eventually managed to hide it completely. (Except in bloopers obviously.)
* OralFixationFixation: That joystick can't have tasted all that nice.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: In the middle bit of ''Film/{{Airborne}}'', he comes across (unintentionally) as a bit of a HeteronormativeCrusader who thinks the lead isn't a proper man because he wants to be a pacifist and not fight. He gets out of it near the end, but it was a weird period for a SissyVillain who hates morals of "solve problems by fighting".
** In the ''Film/TankGirl'' review, he freaks over a possibly horny woman director wanting a ShirtlessScene for a man. He never acted like that before, he's never acted like that again and he's even made much use of the FemaleGaze himself.
** In the ''Child's Play II'' review; "Yeah, when you're going to tie up a child, do it for the same reason I would. To beat him." 'Cos that sounds like the guy who invokes GodwinsLaw on [[BebesKids someone who is an asshole to their kids and then leaves them]].
* PapaWolf: Even if he thinks the kid's a BrattyHalfPint, treat a child badly or don't take responsibility, and Critic will '''hate''' you.
* ThePerfectionist: One of his major problems is that he always expects too much out of everything and so sets himself up for disappointment.
* PersonaNonGrata: In his review of ''Film/Jaws3D'', NC states that due to an [[{{Kickassia}} incident]], he can never go back to Nevada.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: In his ''QuestForCamelot'' review, he got so angry with the movie for not explaining anything that he accidentally caused a massive explosion that destroyed an entire city. ''Twice''.
* PerverseSexualLust: For Catherine Zeta Jones, as we find out in his [[TopTen Top]] [[UpToEleven 11]] [[VillainSong Villain Songs]] video. It's an inverted example as the Critic is a fictional character while Catherine Zeta Jones is a real life actress.
* PingPongNaivete: His intelligence and competence will vary depending on who he's with and if it's funny for him to be stupid or not.
* PinkMeansFeminine: His bedroom has pink curtains. Amusingly, the first time we saw them was when he was writing in his diary like a teenage girl in the ''MyPetMonster'' review.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: Quite frequently. He did it when ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' were going to sing another song, when he was made to review the Star Wars Holiday Special and even though it wasn't begging, he did say he would give Devil Sage everything if he took his memories of Sequel Month away.
* {{Prematurely Bald}}ing: Lampshaded this, noting that he used to have a mop of hair back in high school. He promptly breaks down in tears.
* PrettyBoy: He and others certainly think so: he calls himself pretty rather than handsome in his ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review, Spoony made him dress in drag and took pictures while raping him, the Chick went into bad touch land after chloroforming him, the Game Heroes had fun manhandling him while he was their DistressedDude and both Linkara and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] have fairly obvious crushes on him.
* ProperlyParanoid: He drives himself crazy trying to decipher the Nerd's "compliment", but when he's ready to give up and admit that the Nerd might be a nice guy, he finds the insult.
** When he's ready to snap and cry because he thinks he and his world is all Alec Baldwin's delusion, he's only a couple steps away from the truth.
* ProudToBeAGeek: He calls himself enough of a dork to purchase the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' limited edition [=DVDs=].
* PsychoticSmirk: He spends most of “The Review Must Go On” with this.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's like a twelve year old kid with a gun. During his Disneycember review, Doug says he took a lot of the character's "pathetic whiny brat in a grown person's body" part from the Red Queen in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
* PuppyDogEyes: Usually a side-effect of when he's really suffering, and not just because of bad movies. Turns into QuiveringEyes occaisonally.
* RagingStiffie: The target of the odd joke or two.
* RaisedAsTheOppositeGender: For a short period. It caused a few identity problems.
-->'''Critic''': Now granted I didn't grow up as a girl... for long. *looks embarrassed and about to cry* I have a history.
* RaisedCatholic: Quite conservatively so, which provides a good excuse for his moments of uncertainty as to if being gay is a choice or not.
* RapeAsBackstory: On his prom night, even. Low blow. That trauma monkey plushie also raises a few questions.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: He's incredibly pale (he even disappears due to ''CoolAsIce'' being far too white), and is at least meant to be attractive. The downside of this is that it makes it very obvious when Doug demonstrates his lack of familiarity with sunscreen.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: WordOfGod is that he's spending his time trying to learn how to transform himself into different things, not just being a muppet.]] By the Linkara cameo in December, he mostly seems to have got it to work.
* ReallyGetsAround: Just not quite in the way he wants. This quality increased for insecurity reasons in 2012.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: [[{{in-universe}} Believes]] in this pretty heavily. As an example, Princess Peach using a frying pan to knock out an enemy disgusts him. As another example, he calls the possessed person in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' with "no emotions, no feelings and no needs" the perfect woman. Although like Chick and Lindsay, this is just meant to be the character being an idiot and not Doug's real feelings on the subject. In Doug's own reviews of Disney movies, he even argues why leads like Ariel, Cinderella and Snow White aren't the feminist nightmares they're made out to be.
** His reason for hating the women in ''PearlHarbor'' is that they giggle. Not what they're giggling about, not that they do it too much, not that they're {{flat character}}s, just hates them from the first laugh.
* RedOniBlueOni: Does this to himself. The Nostalgia Critic's the red oni, to the real life Doug Walker's blue oni.
** Nicely swapped round with Linkara in ''Star Trek Insurrection''. To perhaps show Critic has grown up a bit, he shouts very little and tries to be optimistic while Linkara spends a lot of time angry and yelling.
* [[ReluctantFanserviceGirl Reluctant Fanservice Boy]]: Whenever someone else ([[DistressedDude Game Heroes]], [[BlackComedyRape Spoony]], [[BastardGirlfriend Chick]] etc.) makes him the victim.
* RepressedMemories: From the review of ''Film/{{Hook}}'': "I have the same unquestioned repressed childhood memories that everyone has." {{beat}} "What?"
* TheRival: To WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, who really doesn't know why he hates him so much.
* SadClown: Under all the jokes and snark, he's really quite depressed. He even takes it one step further by feeling insecure about his abilities for comedy.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Very often and typically for long periods of time.
* SecretlyWealthy: Sage is actually shocked when he sees it all come through. So much so that he offhandedly tells Critic to go jump off a cliff afterwards instead of using the MoreThanMindControl to his advantage.
* SelectiveObliviousness: In some ways he knows the Chick better than anyone, but he blinded himself to what she was doing in ''{{Kickassia}}'' because he thought she had his UndyingLoyalty, he assumed she would feel the same pride that he did when he sat through a bad movie, and he views her as a lot tougher than she really is.
** Not just with Chick. He's pretty good with denial as a whole, like when he was complaining about his job for years but only sank into major depression when a director inadvertently made him realize his life was meaningless.
* SelfInflictedHell: [[spoiler:WebVideo/DemoReel turns out to have been a Self-Inflicted Purgatory created by his neuroses and [[RealityWarpingIsNotAToy made real by the Plot Hole]].]]
* SelfServingMemory: He remembered ''{{Kickassia}}'' as becoming a God when he just sat on his ass all day, and the titular crossovers as teaching Linkara, Chick, Phelous and LordKat a lesson about going into his territory when in reality, he broke down in all of them and had to be comforted.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Sensitive Guy to the Other Guy's Manly Man.
* SexIsViolence: He looks suspiciously post-coital after he causes a mass explosion. And the chaos of the "Pink Elephants On Parade" makes him exhaustedly ask "Was it good for you?".
** Also, ''Star Trek Insurrection'' has him pawing That Sci-Fi Guy enough to raise some eyebrows. What makes it this trope is that three episodes before, Sci-Fi Guy killed him.
* SexyCoatFlashing: Done in his review of the Flinstones Movie, where he acts out Halle Berry trying to comfort the audience.
* SexyStewardess: In the first DVD menu, he bizarrely (but not problematically) dresses up like a flight attendant who has a lot of skin showing.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: He can't seem to stop himself, even when there's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R7bz5lrhzs gun to his head]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Although he's an easily emotional, giggly kid himself, he's nearly never impressed with ThePowerOfLove, a lot of picks for his Top 11s are actually kinda sad and he has a big rant about believing in dreams in his ''ATrollInCentralPark'' review.
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids: No question that he likes the {{determinator}} kind of love, it's mushiness that he can't stand.
* SinisterSurveillance: He managed to get a camera into every site member's house, so he'll know when they're apparently trying to steal his spotlight.
* SirSwearsALot: The only episode where he didn't swear was in ''Follow That Bird'', which is very sweet.
* SissyVillain: Although not with the usual UnfortunateImplications. He's a pathetic jackass, but not because he's "sissy". That's just part of his personality.
* SitcomArchnemesis: [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game]] ''[[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd NEEEEEEEEEEEERD!!!]]''
* SkewedPriorities: He thinks child abuse, even the more minor stuff, is worse than rape. Done intentionally, as while the Critic complains about the ''Starchaser'' sexbot abuse scene as creepy for the kids, Doug rants on the commentary about the disgustingness of her character being forcibly changed from unwilling to slut.
* SlouchOfVillainy: When Doug gives him the answer he wants in “The Review Must Go On”.
* SlowlySlippingIntoEvil: CR made a pointed comparison to Critic and Baby-Doll from ''{{Batman}}'', trying to get him to see that he'll end up as a WhiteDwarfStarlet if he keeps on stressing about people taking his job.
* SmartBall: Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/TheChipmunkAdventure''. When he gives a too-well-reasoned argument about the Chick growing out of the site-planned GirlShowGhetto and doing her own thing, Chick meta-brags that what he's saying sounds like her writing.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He doesn't have a whole lot of faith in his intelligence, not helped by all the mistakes he makes, but he really is smarter than he seems.
* SoapboxSadie: Nobody can accuse of him of not genuinely caring about kids, racism or sexism (and if you have for the first one, what have you been watching?), but it's like he can only be OCD-like about one of those things an episode, while the rest get pushed to the side slightly.
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Parodied when people accuse him of being an anti-groundite. He goes on to say they're hard-working, have feelings and some of his good friends are floors. His own floor then tries to shoot him.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Showcased in ''TheRoom'' where he ends up shouting the "Dead Parrot Sketch" from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', and uses a quote from ''Creator/WilliamShakespeare'' seconds later.
* SoProudOfYou: Doug most likely knew that Lindsay didn't invent the concept of TheSmurfettePrinciple, but Critic acted like the Chick did.
* SoreLoser: When he loses the third match against [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]], he's a whiny, angry brat who accuses Joe of cheating.
* TheSoulless: He lost it to Malcolm's devil in return for a good Zod impression.
* SpeechImpediment: He starts stammering when he's scared or nervous.
* SpeakOfTheDevil: He pops up in the Chick's review of ''{{Transformers}}'' when she says the word "manchildren". Also when Maven says the words "nostalgia nostalgia nostalgia" in her Count Chocula review.
* SplitPersonality: Done in the more realistic fashion. Three times now something bad has happened to really trigger him off, he'll react with intense distaste (HearingVoices with the ''{{Doug}}'' bullies, long {{angrish}} with how childish ''TheHaunting'' remake was, exploding cities with ''QuestForCamelot'') and then he'll come back with apologies or would have to be made aware of what he just did.
* {{Squee}}: As the "Follow That Bird" review proved, [[UpToEleven he can go higher than a teenage girl]] when he's excited. He even squees the trope name in his review of ''Film/{{Alaska}}''.
* StalkerWithACrush: In his teenage years, he broke up with someone three times.
-->'''Nostalgia Critic''': How many times can you break up with someone before they turn into a psycho and start stalking you? *looks around scared and whispers* Three.
** He himself approaches stalker territory when he first pretends to be Rasputin to have a conversation with the Chick and secondly hides in the bushes to capture her and make her watch ''{{Bratz}}''. She finds the former endearingly annoying and doesn't seem to mind the latter, however, probably because she chloroformed him first.
* SteelEarDrums: Played straight most of the time and subverted once. All that shooting in close spaces doesn't affect him, but a girl's annoying voice pierces right through.
* StepfordSmiler: A mix of type C/type A. A good example of stepfordness is in the beginning of the ''BluesBrothers'' video game where he's waking up in the morning.
* TheStoner: While he bears none of the character traits associated with the trope, he does make a few references. His plan for the 100th episode was to show a crummy clip show and smoke some pot. He's also on an ongoing search for "Pot Land" according to his review of ''The Super Mario Bros. Super Show''.
* [[StrangeGirl Strange Boy]]: He'd still be pretty bizarre even if you took away all the self-confidence issues, the flightiness and the temper tantrums. People in crossovers didn't notice until pretty late on.
* StrawmanEmotional: In his worst moments. The fact that he doesn't seem to even realize he can be like this makes it easier to stomach.
* [[FanDumb The Strawstuffer]]: Invoked. Doug talks in ''TheSimpleWish'' commentary how, even though he has fair days, Critic can never quite grasp how the films he moans about are often the subject of ExecutiveMeddling and that the actor/director/producer is usually not the one he should be directing his complaints at.
* StubbornMule: He calls himself a stubborn old curmudgeon in the "Willy Wonka" Old vs New.
* [[StupidSexyFlanders Stupid Sexy]] KeithDavid, HughJackman and WillSmith.
-->*slaps himself* BOOBS! YOU LIKE BOOBS!
* SurvivalMantra: Until the Burger King runs away in terror from ''Twister'', "elephant" serves as his call back to reality.
* SweetTooth: He downs an entire bag of candy in ''NickToons''.
* SympatheticPOV: It's his show, so we get to see him break down, fanboy, be a victim, be a jackass, be smart, be dumb... the works. If we knew him from [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain's]] POV for example, he wouldn't nearly be as likable.
* TakeAThirdOption: When Spoony gives him a choice of reviewing the Reb Brown ''CaptainAmerica'' movie or letting the forced crossdressing pictures of Spooning With Spoony 2 leak out, he chooses a noose instead.
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: When he didn't get promoted in his CrustyCaretaker job, we get to see Doug's video of that "I QUIT!" ShirtlessScene.
* TalkativeLoon: When he gets worked up.
* TedBaxter: No matter how many times it gets [[BreakTheHaughty beaten out of him]], he's an egotistical prick. What makes a little more interesting, though, is his self-esteem is pretty low and pathetically easy to break.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Literally. He takes pills that he owns to make him sound like Kevin Conroy, and his voice drops much lower as well as his balls.He almost certainly was trying to invoke this at the beginning. Sexist, homophobic, a lower-pitched voice, still wasn't smart but had much more CommonSense, owned a HairTriggerTemper, slobby, easily bored and none of the femmy, childish behavior we know him for.
* ThinkingTic: Has a tendency to pucker his mouth when he's thinking something over.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Santa Christ showing up to erase his memory of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''. And "Poor Critic" at the end of his Commercials Special has him getting his self-confidence back.
** In the ''[=NickComs=]'' episode, TemptingFate actually works in his favor for once and gives him ''TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete''.
** After being so deathly boring for the majority of time, ''Film/{{Junior}}'' gets funny and stupid with Arnold in a dress and spouting one-liners.
** ''Film/DoubleTeam'' more than satisfies him with the "BEST! DEATH! EVER!".
** After going through hell with Sequel Month, he gets to enjoy himself with ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
** Considering how depressed he was that he couldn't muster up the courage to talk to the Chick during the failure date, their relationship becoming DatingCatwoman probably counts.
** [[spoiler: In WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, his creator telling him how good of a character he became. Plus saving the world.]]
* TooDumbToLive: Plenty of instances. Examples include taunting Disney villains, tempting an angel to kick his ass and God to strike him down, trusting people he shouldn't and following the orders of Sage ''when he believes he's the devil''.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Not a bad thing, but he wasn't always lacking in a lot of common sense.
* TookALevelInKindness: As a result of Doug deciding to do more stuff he likes (at least in a GuiltyPleasure sense) and saying what the movie actually did right. The HiddenDepths and the PetTheDog moments help too. Of course he's still a broken, immature asshole.
* TookALevelInJerkass: When he descended from the PlotHole. Though when you've hit such peak good-guy that even your bitchy DistaffCounterpart assumes you're God, there's assumedly nowhere left to go but down.
* TooKinkyToTorture: When he's parodying being a DistressedDude in the ''{{Film/Sidekicks}}'' review, he sounds less defiant and more excited about being electrocuted.
* TrademarkFavouriteFood: He has a rarely-mentioned obsession with breakfast cereal, which shows up in his cereal mascots review (obviously) and a crossover sketch with the Nostalgia Chick and The Maven of the Evantide.
* TragicHero: Tragically funny. He genuinely wants to be a NiceGuy or at least feel more optimistic about things, but he can never quite quell his temper. PlayedForDrama in ''ScoobyDoo'' and WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee.
* TransparentCloset: The door will be opened and closed for RuleOfFunny and RuleOfCute. Sometimes he'll valiantly attempt to be all about the boobs, other times he'll fangirl guys without the slightest bit of regret.
* TraumaCongaLine: It is profoundly entertaining to see what horrible thing will happen to him next, either in the present or in his childhood.
* TriggerHappy: This bites him in the ass twice; when he panics and shoots Santa Christ in ''{{Kickassia}}'' and when he kills his childhood icon, Film/MaryPoppins, after ''QuestForCamelot''.
* TroubledButCute: Boy is pretty damaged.
* TroubledChild: "I had issues." Understatement of the century, dollface.
* {{Tsundere}}: Showcased in pretty much the entirety of the "Follow That Bird" review.
-->'''Nostalgic Critic:''' Big Bird! Oh my god! He is just as big as I remember him! Some things never change when you're a chi- IT'S A MAN IN A COSTUME! ...A big...loveable...heartwarming costume...
** In ''Film/{{Alaska}}'' he switches between horror at polar bears eating people to fawning over the movie's animal lightning fast.
* {{Uke}}: Even ''Chester'' lampshades the implications of "Nerd-On-Critic action". Not to mention that if he spends any time with a woman, it'll end up in MasculineGirlFeminineBoy.
* UndyingLoyalty: As lampshaded by Ma-Ti in ''{{Kickassia}}''. If he does actually care for someone, he'll cling on tight and do anything for them.
* UnfazedEveryman: Despite his cowardice, he's perfectly accepting of characters from the movies he's watching talking to him.
* UnkemptBeauty: He looks much better with a rumpled suit and baseball cap than he does in 'proper' clothes.
* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: Maybe it's a good thing that he never wins, because when he does (and that's rare), he acts like a prick.
* UnstoppableRage:
** In response to the ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', the Nostalgia Critic shoots the show so many times it literally goes up in a giant explosion.
** And then again for ''BlankCheck''.
** For ''QuestForCamelot'' he gets so angry that the movie keeps making shit up with absolutely no explanation that his anger destroys a town with a nuclear explosion. Then it happens again mere moments later when one of the characters makes a horrible DirtyHarry pun.
** ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'' certainly did piss off the NC to no end, but the last straw was, instead of the theme song to the series, they place Rockbiter singing "Born To Be Wild" during the motorcycle scene on the end credits. This sends the NC laughing all the way to Home Depot, buying a crowbar, coming home, and then mercilessly beating ''and raping'' the DVD to pieces.
-->''[[CaptainObvious I'm fucking the DVD! I'm fucking the DVD!]]''
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Not in the "was nice but is now evil" way, but the "hoped for far more than this" version.
* VanityIsFeminine: He frantically paws at his face before running off to print out pictures of it in the photocopier. This is apparently his secret hobby.
* VerbalTic: The Critic has an extremely prevalent one that typically appears multiple times in the span of every single review. Once you notice it you'll hear it all the time. [[note]] It's "on top of that".[[/note]]
** He will almost always provide a summation of his review along the lines of "The <noun> is <adjective>, the <noun> is <adjective>, the <noun> is <adjective>... In short, it's an <adjective> <noun>."
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Chester. Critic steals Chester's drugs and lets him search for the necronomicon by himself while Chester is somewhat of an UngratefulBastard who will blow up cities just to upset Critic. However, Critic gave Chester a job, a safe place to stay and is the only one on the site to give him money, while Chester will be one of the first to defend Critic against anyone else.
* VocalEvolution: The Nostalgia Critic's voice was much more drawling and manlier in his earlier episodes with Doug's real Chicago accent coming through, with almost none of the high-pitched screaming and animated excitement he'd become known for.
** His Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger impression is improving as well. Impressions in his Schwarzenegger month videos are deeper than his earlier reviews, and pretty close to the real thing.
** His female voice is getting better too. In early reviews, it was just slightly more high-pitched than his child voice. Now it's almost sounding like a woman is talking.
* WalkingDisasterArea: Computers, stuffed animals and kitchen appliances have all blown him up or gone wrong in some way before he even managed to touch them.
* [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn Weakness Turns Them On]]: Even the other TGWTG contributors like him better when he's vulnerable. Spoony especially.
* WeakWilled: In the Top 11 Cereal Mascots, he goes out (twice) immediately to buy something because advertising told him to. And Devil!Sage manages to control him easily even after he's said he's not the devil.
* WeaponOfChoice: A CoolGun he uses with wild abandon. WordOfGod says it was done for the funny, the menacing aspect and also because it's really quite pathetic.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: It's great that you want the Chick to be proud of herself, but forcing her to watch ''{{Bratz}}'' is kinda harsh.
* [[WhatBeautifulEyes What Beautiful]] [[KaleidoscopeEyes Glasz Eyes]]: Like BenedictCumberbatch or ChrisColfer, his eyes change from blue to green to gray depending on the lighting. Their prettiness is lampshaded by Lindsay in the ''MoulinRouge'' review.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Look at the top picture of the three Critics on his blip page. The first is him being goofy, the second is him looking angry while pointing a gun, and what does the third involve? A cute smile with his dimple showing.
* WhiteKnighting: While [[DoubleStandard obviously]] not as hardcore as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's fanbase, his fangirls do have a tendency to believe that he's like a four year old boy who needs protective {{Mama Bear}}s to save him from the trolls.
* WhiteMaleLead: He doesn't fit the description (you couldn't really view him as privileged other than having a fair amount of money and he's not overshadowing any minority), but he views himself as one.
** Played straighter in the reboot, as he gets the most airtime, often explains the obvious to the bad guys, and the black guy and woman are relegated to one-note characters on the side.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: On the TGWTG Vol. 1 DVD, he dresses up like an airline stewardess.
** Douchey has a picture of him wearing MarilynMonroe's dress, which Critic gets embarrassed by.
** He once dressed up as a female irish janitor and recorded things in the girls locker room.
-->'''Critic''': Why don't you just forget I said that?
** And of course, there's ''SuburbanKnights'', where he wears a ''very'' skimpy costume. [[InnocentFanserviceBoy Critic]] didn't know what he was doing, but Doug evidently did.
** When his early teenager self says "I like to wear women's clothing" and dresses up in a blonde wig, present!Critic's already high embarrassment goes through the roof.
* WhosLaughingNow: He's ''killed'' people who bullied him about ''{{Doug}}''.
* WickedCultured: He may have lost out on smarts, but he knows opera, theater, [[VanityIsFeminine how to take care of himself]], and has a fuckton of beautiful art in his house.
* WifeBasherBasher: Due to that scene in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'', he shoots the lead in ''SingingInTheRain'' because he thinks he's a rapist.
** A bit more noble example occurs when he tries to shoot Lady Tremaine for her abuse of Cinderella.
* WindmillCrusader: As he so paranoidly put it...
-->'''Critic''': ''Hel-lo'' I'm the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it so you don't have to. But that hasn't stopped people from trying!
* TheWonka: His number of issues are a mile long, but people follow him willingly and he's genuinely great at his job. Just don't tell him that last part or he might cry.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He pouts pretty hard when he learns his temper tantrum destroyed a whole city in ''QuestForCamelot''.
* WorthyOpponent: WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd. He even says "You are indeed the most worthy adversary" during the second episode of the feud.
** Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is probably the only reoccurring person in his reviews that he can both make fun of and have affection for.
* WouldHurtAChild: He makes Evilina cry twice in ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', once by hitting her and yelling at her ''for'' crying, and in ''TheKingAndI'' he dances happily at the thought of a teenage girl getting whipped.
* WouldHitAGirl: Mostly The Nostalgia Chick. Naturally, she likes beating on him just as much.
** Although it seems he only does this with women who can give as good as they get. He's disgusted with ''GoodBurger'' for Carmen Electra getting beaten up and having it played for laughs.
* YankTheDogsChain: Looking forward to ''Film/TheNeverendingStory'' theme at the end of ''Film/TheNeverendingStory 3'', Critic? [[spoiler: How about a montage of extreme CharacterDerailment instead?]]
** When he starts to be sure that ''Film/JingleAllTheWay'' has ended on at-least-not-so-bad note, the movie proves him wrong. He doesn't take it well.
** He was on the verge of solving world hunger and cure all unknown diseases when ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' popped into his head and broke all concentration.
** After having an adorably fun time with the creators of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', he fucks up at the end because of an immature request.
** In ''SimonSez'', when ObscurusLupa accepts him not wanting to do a crossover with her, he's almost heartbreakingly delighted that someone actually ''listened'' to him. Of course she's only messing around.
** At the end of ''ExorcistIITheHeretic'' review, the "great spirits" let him know that he doesn't have to do Nostalgia-Ween anymore. What he has to do instead? ''{{Doug}}s First Movie''.
** As soon as he says he doesn't want ''anything'' more to do with ''{{Doug}}'' after making it through without having to hear the dreaded theme song, guess what plays?
** He spends most of Star Trek month paranoid that Linkara will show up and nitpick in his usual way. When he thinks it's over and he's free, guess who shows up?
** The Critic is overjoyed that the next film he is going to review is ''The Avengers''. He [[Film/TheAvengers thought]] it would be the Creator/JossWhedon project, not the film adaptation of the [[Film/TheAvengers1998 British spy series.]]
* [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fanboy]]: He sees the HoYay in [[{{Superman}} Superman/Lex Luthor]], [[LordOfTheRings Frodo/Sam]], [[AmericanIdol Simon Cowell/Ryan Seacrest]], [[{{Batman}} Batman/Robin]] and [[{{TMNT}} Leonardo/Raphael]].
* YouthfulFreckles: Not on his face, but the rest of his body. Which is fitting for how many times he's taken his clothes off.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: As pathetic as he is and as pathetic as even the gun is (according to WordOfGod), you can't really say he doesn't leave an impact when he's genuinely pissed off.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Doug's Other Characters]]

All characters in this folder are played or voiced by Doug Walker.

!!Future Nostalgia Critic

He appears in the Nostalgia Critic's review of ''TheRoom'', and takes NC to his future where seahorses rule. Then to the past in ''TheLangoliers'' review to see if the titular creatures actually exist. [[spoiler:They do.]] He returns in the review of ''[[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]''.

* AffectionateParody: Somehow, the Critic ages into Doc Brown from ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* BadassBeard
* BadassLongcoat
* CoolOldGuy
* DeadpanSnarker
* EccentricMentor
* GadgeteerGenius
* GenreSavvy: In the [[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]] review, he figures out all of the "plot twists": i.e. Velma hooking up with the random guy she was talking to earlier in the movie and figuring out that the antagonist is Scrappy-Doo.
* IronicHell: By ''ScoobyDoo'' he can't remember anything about his childhood, which basically means he's suffering from early dementia.
* LargeHam: Just like the character he was based on, though greatly downplayed in his last appearance.
* MadScientist
* MyFutureSelfAndMe
* NoodleIncident: In the future, seahorses have taken over the world! Why? How? What? Huh? No answers.
* TheProfessor
* RunningGag: He draws out his "Great Scott!" line longer and longer in his third video appearance.
* TeamDad: In a sense. He deals very well with Critic being a whiny brat whenever he comes in.
* VerbalTic: A mix between a "hurr" and a sigh.

!!Raoul Puke

A pioneer in "[[TheMuppetShow Fozzie]] Journalism", essentially a ShoutOut to HunterSThompson, who reviewed ''WereBackADinosaursStory''. His name is a pun on FearAndLoathingInLasVegas' Raoul Duke.

* AffectionateParody / ShoutOut: Doug is a fan of FearAndLoathingInLasVegas and prefers it over Film/CitizenKane.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The whole reason he exists.
* CaptainErsatz: Raoul Puke (pioneer in [[strike:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_journalism Gonzo]]]] [[TheMuppetShow Fozzie]] Journalism) is based on HunterSThompson's [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]].
* CoolShades: Just like the ones in ''FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.
* HostileShowTakeover: Inspired by the Raoul Duke shoutout in ''{{Rango}}'', he takes over the movie's Bum Review.
* InsufferableGenius: He knows his stuff, but he's an asshole to be around.
* {{Jerkass}}: Punching Chester unconscious just because ''{{Rango}}'' had a Raoul Duke parody that lasted for a few seconds.
* NiceHat
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Although it goes without saying since Thompson is, you know, DeadToBeginWith.
* TheNotSecret: He's under the impression that nobody knows he's done drugs.
* TheStoner: Like Critic, none of the stereotypical traits, but he stops the review of ''Film/ReeferMadness'' to complain about the inaccuracies.

!! [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Optimus Prime]]

The leader of the Autobots and savior of mankind; he died for your sins and brought Nostalgia Critic back to life in his ''Surf Ninjas'' review. After selling his soul to the devil, more commonly known as Creator/MichaelBay, Optimus Prime agrees to review the first three episodes that made him famous...

* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: And loves his fans.
* NostalgiaFilter:[[invoked]] The original ''{{Transformers}}'' cartoon turned out to be a lot goofier than he realized, but he's still proud of what it was for its time, especially compared to the film franchise.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet

!! Past Critic

[[AnachronismStew A teenage (Technically 21 years old) Critic from the late 90's (Technically 2002)]] who appears in the review of ''[[Film/ScoobyDoo Scooby-Doo]]'' when he realizes he, Critic, and Doc Brown!Critic are all watching it together and decide to review it together as well.

* AnachronismStew: He's supposed to be a representation of Walker's teenage self as seen in his home movies, however, has access to the Scooby-Doo film, and has talked about seeing The Two Towers, both of which came out in 2002.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Narc."
* FutureMeScaresMe: He gets freaked out that he'll end up as a guy who has PerverseSexualLust for Isla Fisher just because [[Film/WeddingCrashers she tied a guy to a bed and raped him]]. Thought it's more a case of NotWhatItLooksLike from Critic not expressing the point clearly.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: Done twice at the same time as he is with Present!Critic and Doc Brown!Critic.
* TheNineties
* ThePollyanna: Despite everything we know that's already happened to him, he's an innocently sweet ConspiracyTheorist with tons of stuffed animals in his room and thinks those silly videos he makes are going to earn him millions.
* RealitySubtext: Based off of what Doug was like as a teenager.
* WideEyedIdealist: Is truly looking forward to seeing the film based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon he knows all the characters in (he takes the description on the DVD cover to heart), but eventually shares his adult versions' opinion that it's crap. He keeps hoping for the best before his hopes are dashed though.

!!That Guy with the Robe

A character who only appears on the menus for the ''Best of TGWTG'' Vol. 3 DVD. The immortal guardian of the DVD menu pages, he has been stuck at his post for untold ages, and has cracked just a little under years of isolation. He's named all of his fingers and eaten five of his own toes (though not all on the same foot). He waits impatiently for viewers to make the choice that will grant them eternal life and constantly berates them for choosing poorly. He allegedly has a posse.

* CaptainErsatz: Of the ancient knight from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''.
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: He's pretty high-strung. He crucified a cockroach with toothpicks once. And he killed a rat for no reason... and dressed it up like a lady of the night.
* LonersAreFreaks
* NoNameGiven
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: He sure doesn't.


!! Michael Bay

A parody of the actual Michael Bay that appears in the ''Pearl Harbor'' review in a series of skits documenting his "origins" as an adult film maker.

* CatchPhrase: "If you're going to suck, suck all the way.", [[spoiler: PORN IT!!!!!]]
* CloudCuckooLander
* InnocentBigot: He's sexist, racist and homophobic, but he's treated sympathetically.
* AFatherToHisMen: Holds in high regard his roomates, Tina A. and Dog Johnson, vowing to depict them in movies the way they had an impact on his vision of women and black people.
* LargeHam: [[spoiler: PORN IT!!!!!]]
* TrueCompanions: Sees his roomates as this.
* WideEyedIdealist


[[AC: Retired / Status Unknown]]

!!Teddy Ruxpin/[[spoiler: {{Satan}}]]
First appearing in the HalloweenEpisode special, he is a doll that the Critic states is hideous, annoying, dull and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers scary]]. Let's just say [[BerserkButton the doll didn't like what he said]] and decides to pay him back. Let's say it becomes less of this and more ForTheEvulz as the special goes on. It makes a cameo in the 2nd commercial special.
* AxCrazy
* BerserkButton: It does not like being called annoying or hideous, and decides to kill him. At least that's his initial motivation.
* BigBad: of the HalloweenEpisode with Grubby as TheDragon
* CreepyDoll
* DissonantSerenity
* DisproportionateRetribution: The doll's actions soon become far more sadistic than simple pettiness and soon becomes obvious that he is elated in killing the Critic.
* EvilLaugh
* ForTheEvulz
* GroinAttack: Bites the Critic's gonads to prove his existence.
* KnifeNut
* KnightOfCerebus: Most of the Critic's sketches were pretty harmless, and then this CreepyDoll shows up and causes the entire special to be disturbing and horrifying.
* LyricalDissonance: "Come dream me with me tonight"
* MoodWhiplash: Much DarkerAndEdgier than much of his earlier and later sketches, and one of the first times prior the SuburbanKnights that he's been actually been in life threatening danger.
* NamesTheSame: He shares the same name as a more humanoid [[spoiler: {{Satan}}]], but it is unknown if the two are one and the same or completely separate
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both it's unnaturally human eyes and [[spoiler: the glowing kind he reveals to be Satan]]
* [[spoiler: {{Satan}}]]: [[spoiler: The only way to explain why he's so crazy and why he could move and survive without either batteries or a head]]
* TheSociopath: Becomes increasingly obvious he's doing it out of the luz rather than pettiness

!!{{Casper}}

A not-so-friendly ghost that first appeared in the review of his live action outing.

* TheCameo: In episode one of ''WebVideo/DemoReel''
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's sickened by Critic's inappropriate abortion joke.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He has a hilariously confused expression on his face when the Critic actually gives praise to the movie.
* EvilLaugh
* InsufferableGenius:
--> "Oh please, don't you know what the true essence of comedy is?"
--> Critic goes on with his review for a minute.
--> "TIMING!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Whenever Critic tries to bring logic in, Casper just slaps him around.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: He's tired of being the "friendly ghost".
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* OldShame: His in-universe opinion of his theatrical movie.
* TheStoner: "...I don't know what I was smoking to say that."
* TookALevelInJerkass: This is ''not'' the Casper you know.

!!Douchey [=McNitpick=]

An obsessive fanboy whose sole purpose in life is to find every single error in the Critic's videos.

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: DOUCHEY!!! ARE YOU MASTURBATING AGAIN??!!
** And she agrees with The Nostalgia Chick when she tells Douchey he needs to bathe.
* AnnoyingLaugh: And he even thinks he's funny.
* AntiRoleModel: The Critic tells you it's okay to point out any errors you find in his videos, as long as you're not an ass about it like Douchey.
* [[spoiler: AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: He's the one chosen to replace The Nostalgia Critic inside the Plot Hole. He's perfect for the job.]]
* BasementDweller: As of ''The Next Top 11 NC Fuckups''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Due to the fact that he can easily represent [[{{in-universe}} any]] FanDumb, he's annoyed both WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]].
* CatchPhrase: "Hold it right there!", "OOOOOH!", and "(insert INSULT here)"
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Invoked. The Critic eventually offers him a position as his official fact checker, and he turns it down because then he wouldn't be able to complain about things.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In his appearance in Linkara's "Comic Book Ads", he tells him he should look more like Benzaie. And he also insults Critic a few times by calling him a whore. For a straw fanboy like Douchey, that's slightly... odd.
* EveryoneHasStandards: He's able to pity the Critic for his breakdown in part three of the fuck-ups, and tells the rest of the audience to pray for him.
* FailOSuckyname
* FanDumb[=/=]HateDumb: An InUniverse spoof of them.
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: He was chosen to replace the Critic in the Plot Hole, meaning he must spend the rest of eternity correcting mistakes in the universe. While this seems perfect for him, he proclaims that "this is the worst job ever!"]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: Declaring any mistake Critic makes to be worthy of cruel and unusual punishments.
* {{Fetish}}: He keeps ordering midget porn.
* GrammarNazi: "'Made' [[RougeAnglesOfSatin is spelled wrong]]!"
* HeteronormativeCrusader: He hates the Chick for not being his standard of beauty and one of the things he considers a fuck-up is the Critic wearing eyeliner. On the other hand, his standard of beauty turns out to be [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench Benzaie]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: It takes Linkara less than a minute to confuse Douchey by easily countering his InsaneTrollLogic right back at him.
* HollywoodNerd: The first kind; NerdGlasses, a permanent scowl, an unflattering shirt and unwashed, stringy hair.
* InsaneTrollLogic: According to him, posting on the internet makes him right, using people you admire for cameos is stupid, and FrankMiller is God.
* InternalizedHomophobia: He's at the very least curious, but has deep loathing for anything not "normal".
* InternetToughGuy: As soon as he meets up with the Critic and Linkara in person, he's a lot more cowardly.
* {{Jerkass}}: Douchey just loves to torment the Nostalgia Critic, even playing the ''{{Doug}}'' theme when he knows that would set him off. It's also telling that Douchey isn't the one to remind the Critic of the autism fuck-up.
* MyBelovedSmother: Douchey still lives with his mother, which he tries to conceal.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the end of “Fuck Ups Part Three”, he finally realizes that Critic really has had a number put on him by, well, everything and so tries to make up for his part by leaving in peace.
* NameMcAdjective
* NerdGlasses: Unlike the decent ones Doug wears for the Critic, Douchey's are huge and ugly.
* ParentalObliviousness: His mother doesn't get that he and the Critic ''aren't'' friends.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PerverseSexualLust: While arguing with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, we get this little line in the rapid fire insults.
--> "Jokes on you! I'm still going to masturbate to your picture tonight!"
** When he's not masturbating to the Green M&M.
* PetTheDog: He decides to leave the Critic alone after a particularly psychotic breakdown ensued in his third Fuck Ups video.
* PsychopathicManchild: He has a screeching temper tantrum whenever he doesn't get his way.
* ShadowArchetype: To Chester. Both have NoIndoorVoice, go off on random tangents and have the same wi- hair, but while Chester is generally a good guy who gets idealistic about every movie he sees and deals with a sucky life through drugs and alcohol, Douchey is an entitled whiner who disproportionately complains about ''everything''.
* StalkerWithACrush: He's just a ''touch'' too obsessive, what with waiting until three in the morning to watch the videos as soon as they come out.
* StrawMisogynist: He calls WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick a whore for not conforming to his standards of beauty.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Not like he really deserves it, but he's had two doses of satisfaction; in the "Old Vs. New: Willy Wonka" where he got to torture Critic with evil {{ear worm}}s with no retribution and in the "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard" special where without the Critic being alive, he would have been the best fan ever.
* TooDumbToLive: If he's the Critic's "biggest fan", then wouldn't he realize that pushing his patience beyond its limits (especially when Critic is trying his best to keep calm) is a ''really'' bad idea?
* UnpleasableFanbase: [[{{in-universe}} He]] declares a pox on the Critic, IMMEDIATELY after the Critic sarcastically says "Who am I to doubt the logic of internet commentators?"
* VillainousCrossdresser: That's why Douchey knows the difference between a 18th century dress and a Victorian one.
* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid Douchey?]]

!!Dr. Smith

Doug plays the villain from the film version of ''LostInSpace'', always seen through a portal to the future. So far he has appeared in the review of that film, in the ''Quest for Camelot'', ''IT'', ''{{Kickassia}}'' and ''The Secret of NIMH 2''.

%%Kickassia-specific tropes belong on its character sheet.

* CardCarryingVillain: Like in the movie, he doesn't attempt to hide that he's evil, though in the ''Quest for Camelot'' review, he does point out that since he's now a spider hybrid, pretending to ''not'' be evil probably wouldn't work anyway.
* CatchPhrase: ''Spiiiiiiders!''
** Sometimes extended to "''Spiiiiiders!'' A giant legion of ''spiiiiiiiders!!''", which appears to be his suggestion for anything.
* EveryoneHasStandards: When he sees that the Critic is drunk off his ass, he leaves with no fuss.
* EvilLaugh: A very long one with Insano when they create the sequel to ''TheSecretOfNIMH''.
* GiantSpider
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The make-up and the bulging eyes are actually creepier than his personality.
* LargeHam: Not that the original performance wasn't.
* NightmareFuel: [[invoked]] [[WordOfGod Doung himself]] actually acknowledged that Smith is this to some people.
* ObviouslyEvil
* SingleIssueWonk: Did we mention the ''spiiiiiiiders!''?
* SpeakOfTheDevil: He comes up again when the Critic realizes what the big monster in ''{{It}}'' was.

!! Dr. Bitch Spasms

A clown doctor who appeared in the ''PatchAdams'' review.

* CloudCuckooLander
* {{Expy}}: He's Doug impersonating RobinWilliams' voice and doing incredibly ridiculous things.
* KilledOffForReal: And his corpse is still lying on the Critic's floor.
* NonIronicClown: An extremely annoying one too.
* OneSceneWonder:[[invoked]] "Don't worry. He won't be a RecurringCharacter."
** Scenes of him from the review are part of the opening theme sequence introduced at the start of the second run.
* ScrewySquirrel: He throws his red nose at a sick, annoyed Critic and runs off before he can get his ass kicked.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rob's Characters]]

!! Rob Walker / The Other Guy

A fictionalized version of Doug's brother and Channel Awesome VP, Rob Walker. Older brother to the Critic and Ask That Guy. He is sometimes a dinosaur.

* AffectionateParody: Dark Rob is a parody of Dark Nella, he has the look but he's actually far more pathetic and weak than his usual ManipulativeBastard self.
* AloofBigBrother: Although when your little brothers are ''insane'', you can't really blame him.
* AlterEgoActing: More mixed than most of the site, but The Other Guy is a controlling BadBoss who will gladly abuse the Critic. Rob Walker is a friendly, calm guy who will go into TeamDad mode in need be.
* BadBoss: He'll always bring the Critic back when he tries to get away from a review, sometimes violently, and he gives Todd's feminist thesis to the "more intelligent" 90s Kid.
** ''His'' boss, Mike "M" Michaud, is a shadowy, malevolent figure who kidnapped Rob to get him to work for him.
* BigBrotherBully: PlayedForLaughs. He even shot the Critic in the head at one point, although accidentally.
* ButtMonkey: Dark Rob gets his ass kicked by the Critic for no reason.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm a dinosaur."
* CooldownHug: When Critic works himself up into a state about ''SurfNinjas'', he pushes him gently back down on the bed.
* {{Cosplay}}: Once dressed up as [[StarWars The Emperor]] in the review for the other animated Titanic movie. Rob has stated that the Emperor is one of his favourite characters in any movie ever. And guess which role he's spoofing in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''?
* DullSurprise / UnusuallyUninterestingSight: "Hey. I'm a dinosaur."
* EvilMakeover: Dark Rob looks a lot like EdwardScissorhands. Funnily enough, [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Elisa]] (who plays the Makeover Fairy) said on a stream that she was impressed by how well the boys did his make-up.
* EvilOverlord: When he dresses up like Palpatine, he says he's the dark, controlling overlord in real life too.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to the Nostalgia Critic's foolish.
** He's the calm brother who's fine with being a dinosaur randomly.
* HeroicBSOD: When he sees the Critic dead and bloody in the shower at the end of ''{{IT}}''.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He's only shown concern for the Critic ''twice'' when he was conscious. The other times he was dead, too drunk to recognize anyone or passed out.
* ManipulativeBastard: In his own words, he's the dark, shadowy puppet-master who controls the Critic.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor
* PetTheDog: He looks after the Critic whenever he's ''really'' upset.
** ''ScoobyDoo'' reveals that he's been trying "every night for five years" to get the Critic out of his shell and join in a poker game, but he never listened.
* RealLifeRelative
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Manly Man to the Nostalgia Critic's Sensitive Guy.
* StoicSpectacles
* VoluntaryShapeshifting, InvoluntaryShapeshifting or BalefulPolymorph: Its unclear which, but he's a dinosaur.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What he's been doing after the Critic's ascension hasn't been addressed yet.

!!Santa Christ

What you get when you fuse Santa Claus and Jesus Christ together into a divine mix of awesome. Santa Christ first appeared in The Nostalgia Critic's review of ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia erase his memories of ever having seen the Special]] and cure his undiagnosed diabetes. He has since made appearances in ''{{Kickassia}}'', the ''You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard'' holiday special, and the review of the 1980's ''Santa Claus''. Santa Christ is played by Doug's brother, Rob Walker.

%%Kickassia-related tropes belong on its Character sheet.

* BadassBeard
* BadassSanta / KungFuJesus: Both!
* BewareTheNiceOnes: In a commentary, Rob calls him a tad messed up when he's been pushed too far. And while understandable, shoot him and he'll hold a hell of a grudge.
* BigDamnHero: When Critic is begging to be saved from the Star Wars Special, Santa Christ comes in to erase his memory, cure his diabetes and give him a hug.
** Subverted in the ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' review; Critic calls Santa Christ for help, but Santa Christ himself isn't powerful enough to stop that movie. He does pull a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it fails.
* BigGood
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: What originally spurred his creation.
-->'''Critic:''' Help me, Santa! Help me, Jesus Christ! Help me...''Santa'' Christ!
* CoolBike: He owns a Harley.
* CoolStarship: He has a rocket ship!
* CulturedBadass
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: His theme song. He also likes pancakes.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: He saved puppies from a fire and reads to sick orphans.
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GlassCannon/ SquishyWizard: Despite having great powers, Santa Christ can be killed by a single bullet.
* HiddenDepths: When he appears in the show after ''{{Kickassia}}'', he's not quite so warm to the Critic.
* LargeHam: Complete with mugging of the camera.
* LeadBassist: He played bass for Aerosmith.
* {{Leitmotif}}: A rock remix of The First Noel. "Santa Christ, Santa Christ, we all love Santa Christ..."
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot
* [[JesusWasWayCool Santa Christ Was Way Cool]]: Romps into the shot, fixes peoples woes, dispenses presents to everyone and encourages the audience to have a good time.
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Unlike other examples, Santa Christ must wait three days to revive.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: According to the commentary for ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial'' review, the entire character only exists because the copy of the special Doug got abruptly ended in the middle of Leia's song, and he needed a gag to mask that. That, and Rob wanted a bigger on-screen presence in the reviews.
* SugaryMalice: He tells Critic he was meant to suffer in the most comforting dad voice possible. It comes off especially cruel that way, even ''if'' Critic was immeasurably stupid in coming down from being {{God}}.
* TeamDad: He takes care of the Critic (to a point) and firmly but kindly tells the TGWTG crew in ''{{Kickassia}}'' that they're being idiots.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In ''Son Of The Mask''. Aside from burning Critic's hands just for giggles, we also find out that he's good friends with Satan.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: [[RunningGag He really likes likes pancakes]]. He also makes really good fondue.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: They made up for the ''{{Kickassia}}'' shooting in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, as Critic became {{god}} to Santa Christ's Jesus and asked him both to bring Spoony BackFromTheDead and make sure everyone else was okay, but Critic fucked it all up again when he came down, so by ''Son Of The Mask'' Santa Christ is openly telling him he deserves to suffer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

!! Roger

[[ItsAWonderfulPlot An angel-in-training that "helps" the Nostalgia Critic]] in the 2010 Christmas Special, officially called "You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard", and returns in the review of ''Film/ScoobyDoo''. Played by Orlando Belisle.

* ButtMonkey
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
** [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Somewhat implied during the Scooby-Doo review, considering how he gives some aid to the Nostalgia Critic and remarks that he'll "be watching, and always making sure you have something to critique."]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Although this doesn't stop the critic from encountering his spirit in the Scooby-Doo review]].
* LightIsNotGood: Unless GodIsEvil, killing the guy he's supposed to be looking after would have immediately made him "fall".
* {{Parody}}: Of Clarence from ''ItsAWonderfulLife''
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass: He explodes into a ninja costume and proceeds to whup the Critic's ass once he realizes that he would become God's number one man and buddy if the Critic did not exist.]]
* [[spoiler:WhosLaughingNow: And he ''still'' fails.]]

!! Peter Soulless

A studio executive who purchased the film rights to DrSeuss' books, and highlighted Michael Bay's previous films in the 90's. Appears in the review of ''Pearl Harbour'' and ''Film/TheCatInTheHat''. Played by Orlando Belisle.

* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He doesn't care as long as his movie gets a big revenue.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The embodiment of it.
* FirstNameBasis: In the Pearl Harbour review he was only known as "Peter". Averted later when the Nostalgia Critic informs his last name is "Souless".
* IgnoredEpiphany: The Critic has to explain he has his WellIntentionedExtremist traits backwards -- the Dr. Seuss books don't need modern slang because they're timeless, and throwing in adult jokes makes them seem childish. He seems to be getting through to Soulless for a minute, then Soulless throws it back in his face.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler: MeaningfulName]]:[[spoiler: [[DealWithTheDevil Sold his soul to Satan to make the Dr Seuss movies successful.]]]]
* TheyJustDidntCare: Invoked -- he dismisses Seuss' books as simple kid's books.
* TotallyRadical
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Though its hinted it may just be him trying to put on appearances, he seems to think that his changes to the books to make them into films improve them, like updating them with modern slang and throwing in adult jokes to make it more mature.

!! [[spoiler:Creator/MaraWilson]]

->''"Well, so long, Critic. I'm sure now the that the public have seen your brilliant choices as a child, they'll be just as accepting as you were of mine.''"

A certain nostalgic person, playing herself in a... rather different persona than the roles she's known for. Also currently WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's new neighbor.

* AdamWesting
* AntagonistInMourning: She's genuinely saddened after the Chick breaks the news that the Critic died in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''.
* AsHerself
* CameBackWrong: IMDB.com mistakenly claimed that she died a few years ago... or so we thought. In fact, she ''did'' die, only to come back to life with the power to make her eyes glow and an insatiable desire for revenge. Not against anything in particular, just revenge in general, though the Nostalgia Critic is her target of choice.
* TheCameo: The site's first ''celebrity'' cameo, at that.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Catches the Critic in a rather cruel BatmanGambit to ruin part of his reputation.
* EvilGloating: Complete with OminousLatinChanting as she declares her victory over the Critic.
* EvilLaugh
* ExactWords: Catches the Critic in this, and proceeds to dish out a HumiliationConga.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: With a RedFilterOfDoom, to boot.
* HumanoidAbomination: Implied. [[http://blip.tv/nostalgia-chick/nostalgia-chick-matilda-6395162 Even more in her second appearance.]]
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: [[FormerChildStar She's gone a long way from the cutesy roles she was originally known for.]]
** MeanCharacterNiceActor: Much like WilWheaton on ''BigBangTheory'', she's is a nice actor (and incredibly good sport) playing a mean character who who happens to also be a mean actor who used to play nice characters.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Type R--Revenant. She's extremely well-preserved for one of the walking dead, though. You can't really tell she's undead just by looking.
* {{Revenge}}: Her eternal quest, and the reason why she came back from the dead. Though she's a bit vague on who or why.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Her Critic appearance makes nothing of her adult looks, but the Nostalgia Chick and Nella notice her boobs rather happily.

[[AC:Retired / Status Unknown]]

!! Zack the Psycho Maniac

A grown-up version of "Zack the Lego Maniac" from the old Lego commercials of the '90s. He still lives with his grandmother and has graduated from building Lego sculptures to building bombs, which he uses to take revenge on anyone who's slighted him. Played by Jay Chapman.

* AscendedExtra: From a commercial.
* BasementDweller: He lives at his grandma's house.
* FutureLoser: The cool kid from that commercial doesn't exactly grow up well.
* MadBomber
* PsychopathicManchild: He's still obsessed with Lego and he blows up the people he doesn't like.
* TheSlacker: All he collects now are unemployment checks.
* WhosLaughingNow

!![[CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Ma-Ti]]

The [=TGWTG=] version of the ''Captain Planet'' character with [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway the power of heart]] (or at least someone CLAIMING to be him), as played by Doug's friend Bhargav Dronamraju. Appears in the Nostalgia Critic's ''Captain Planet'' review, the anniversary brawl video, NC's ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' review, ''{{Kickassia}}'', and ''SuburbanKnights''. Might actually just be a delusional Indian guy with a mysterious grudge against Ted Turner and a [[SuburbanKnights completely unrelated magic ring]], nobody's quite sure. Sadly, his actor has left the series.

* BewareTheNiceOnes: "SUCK MY BIG FAT FUCKING '''HEART'''!!! ...''I'm so alone!''"
** After nearly getting raped by Ask That Guy, he gives a YouBastard to the audience before raping ATG himself. Because that's what we all want to see, right?
* ButtMonkey:
** In the one-year anniversary video. ''Everyone'' tried to kick his ass.
** Again in the third-year anniversary, ''SuburbanKnights''. He wants to join the team's quest, but the Critic continuously sends him away on increasingly ridiculous [[SnipeHunt snipe hunts]] just to get rid of him.
** [[spoiler: All of this treatment REALLY turns out to bite the Critic and the rest of the site's reviewers collective asses in ''ToBoldlyFlee'' when, having had his conciousness merge with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Plot Hole]] giving him [[RealityWarper powers over the Awesomeverses' "Plot"]] means he resents the world so much he wants to destroy it.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Heart!", to the point that it's basically a VerbalTic for the character.
* ChewToy
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: After invoking the "Heart!" gag a few times in his ''InspectorGadget'' review and getting no response, the Critic runs off to find him. Ma-ti is sipping tea and reading JaneAusten.
* DawsonCasting: Ma-Ti is fourteen, Bhargav is in his twenties. Seeing as how he's raped Ask That Guy (after nearly getting raped himself) and had a threesome with the Chick and {{MarzGurl}}, this is probably for the best.
** It helps that Captain Planet was written in the [=90s=] so realistically, he should have aged by now, and the character may very well be a delusional Indian guy anyway.
* TheDogBitesBack: Raping Ask That Guy in "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti".
* DynamicCharacter: Originally just a one-note joke, the three specials really fleshed him out.
* EverythingIsRacist: His theory as for why he got the short end of the stick is that Ted Turner is prejudiced against Indians. This immediately raises suspicion, since Ma-ti is ''Brazilian'' on the show...
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: In "Ask That Guy VIOLATES Ma-Ti", he comes to the house with a leaflet on how to save the environment.
* HiddenDepths: As of the Inspector Gadget review, it's apparent that he enjoys drinking tea while reading (and praising) Jane Austen while The Dance Of the Hours plays.
* IAmNotSpock: [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] have stated that Bhargav wants to avoid being typecast as Ma-Ti.
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* InnocentlyInsensitive: There's a joke in the ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' tribute about him going to the hospital to get his balls removed, which makes him a pussy. Critic tries to set him straight, but he firmly confirms it.
* JadeColoredGlasses: He's bitter about life by the time of the ''Captain Planet'' review. Getting subjected to the Critic and his friends doesn't help.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: As of ''SuburbanKnights''. Unless the Critic ''does'' get around to finding the Necronomicon... He doesn't, and Ma-Ti is still dead. But still involved.]]
* MessyHair: Although it ''is'' Bhargav, he probably can't help it.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: He complains about being 14 years old, even though he was that age back in the [=90s=] when ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' was on. As has been pointed out, he may just be a delusional Indian guy.
* TheOtherDarrin: Voiced by Rob Walker in ''ToBoldlyFlee''.
* RaceLift / AmbiguouslyBrown: Ma-Ti is supposed to be Brazilian; Bhargav is Indian. {{Lampshaded}} when the Critic first realizes he's a fake.
* ThrowTheDogABone: He gets to have an amazing, honorable [[spoiler: death and funeral]], despite the Quakers Can.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: He's the one who defeats the all-powerful wizard in Suburban Knights.]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He is a living {{lampshade}} for this trope.
** HeartIsAnAwesomePower: As of ''SuburbanKnights''.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Malcom and Rachel's
Characters]]
After DemoReel ended, Malcom and Rachel started to perform in the skits for The Nostalgia Critic gag cutaways, playing different characters.

[[AC:Characters played by Malcom]]
!! In General
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[WholesomeCrossdresser When playing]] the EarthaKitt Catwoman.
* DisguisedInDrag: Malcolm had to play Eartha Kitt for the Catwoman review. Later on facebook was also impressed to discover his new range.
* EthnicScrappy: [[invoked]] Plays parodies of this.
* LargeHam
* OnlySaneMan
* TokenMinority: Although this is only brought up a couple times so far.
* StraightMan: Most of his characters.

!! Satan
Made his debut in the Critic's review of ''Son of Film/TheMask'', where he tried to raise his daughter Evilina into a real spawn from Evil.

* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: Twice
** Satan arrived in time before The Son of The Mask DVD could destroy Santa Christ and the Critic.
** Arrived in time before Peter the Producer could show Critic and Evilina all the DrSeuss movies.
* BadassBaritone / EvilSoundsDeep: Played straight for the most part, except when he says "what" in a normal tone
* DealWithTheDevil: Pretty obvious, though in this case he was responsible for Critic's great [[{{Superman}} Zod]] impression and Souless' success with bad DrSeuss movies. In exchange all critic has to do is babysit [[CreepyChild Evilina]]. Souless on the otherhand's punishment [[FateWorseThanDeath is more severe.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Since he's trying to convert his daughter into Pure Evil, he's disgusted by cute shows like ''My Little Pony'', ''The Care Bears'' and ''Dora the Explorer'', while ''Bratz'' is not that bad for the purpose.
** Played straight when he's shocked to learn that the Critic doesn't think Mike Myers was as funny as people tend to remember. Moreover, he's not exactly fond of the Dr. Seuss movies either.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: He dresses in a very sharp and stylish suit.
* NamesTheSame: There is also another {{Satan}} in the form of Teddy Ruxpin, but it is currently unknown if he's an avatar or a separate character
* NiceHat
* PapaWolf: He's very involved with his daughter's upbringing as the Spawn of The Devil.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* {{Satan}}: Just not the horned devil kind.
* SharpDressedMan: Satan Is Stylish.

!! Dog Johnson
Michael Bay's ghetto roomate.
* BlackBestFriend: To MichaelBay.
* BlaxploitationParody''
* OnlySaneMan: After Michael Bay raises, he and Tina A. question his direction choices (too much slow motion and explotions) for being ''too much''.
* StraightMan: Aside from his stereotypes, he's the one who talks Bay into his senses to cheer him up.

!! The Breaking Of The Wind
The mystical, living personification of the Fart Joke.
* DisneyDeath: Film/TheMasterOfDisguise ruins the Fart Joke, [[spoiler:temporarily]] erasing The Breaking of the Wind from existence.
* MagicalNegro: At least, the Critic seems to think he's one, at any rate.
* WalkingTheEarth: He goes [[StealthPun wherever the wind blows him.]]

[[AC:Characters played by Rachel]]
!! In General
* BrainlessBeauty:
** KimKardashian, she tried to cut an apple with a pizza slicer.
** Also Tina A. from the Pearl Harbor review.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: As Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDitz
* DotingParent: Showed her little girl "age appropiate programming".
* GagBoobs \ MsFanservice: [[PunnyName Tina A.]] will remind you [[ExaggeratedTrope she has big boobs]].
* HotMom: For the Odd Life of Timothy Green review. And also Kim Kardashian.
* LargeHam: She's really having fun. And given the website is home to both DiamandaHagan and [[Webvideo/TheNostalgiaChick Team NChick]], her overacting is in good company.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: So far she's the only female actress playing all the female characters, not counting the other girl from the Michael Bay skit and the Chia-Child.
** Averted for the Catwoman review, where there were other catwomen, including Eartha Kitt (lampshaded later).
* SweetOnPollyOliver: For various extras.
* ValleyGirl: Voices Kim Kardashian like this.

!! Evilina
Satan's spawn of Hell. Outside of that, she's like any other little girl who enjoys ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' a little too much.
* CoolCrown: Wears a tiara.
* CreepyChild
* TheCutie
** CreepyCute
** CuteIsEvil: Refuses to kill the Critic, because [[CruelMercy it would be more cruel to leave him to live with the memories]]. Her other justification, of course, is that [[LampshadeHanging he died before and some didn't like it.]]
* DaddysGirl
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She's as shocked and repulsed by ''The Cat in The Hat'' movie as the Critic.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Wears a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink feather boa]].
* GenkiGirl
* GuestStarPartyMember: For the ''The Cat in the Hat'' review.
* HumanoidAbomination: Being Satan's daughter and all.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Bonds with CR (a [[PeripheryDemographic brony]]) over ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* LaughablyEvil
* LittleMissBadass
* ManipulativeBitch: In the end she sings the MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic knowing the minions would laugh at her and Satan for attempting to scare them. [[spoiler: Then she scared them for real.]]
* [[spoiler:NightmareFace]]
* PrincessPhase: Yes, even the Spawn of Satan can go through this.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a blue dress.
* VillainDecay: She definitely has a lot less agency in ''TheCatInTheHat'' than she did in ''SonOfTheMask''.
[[/folder]]
[[Characters/TheNostalgiaCriticOtherCharacters Other Characters]]
[[/index]]
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!! The Breaking Of The Wind
The mystical, living personification of the Fart Joke.
* DisneyDeath: Film/TheMasterOfDisguise ruins the Fart Joke, [[spoiler:temporarily]] erasing The Breaking of the Wind from existence.
* MagicalNegro: At least, the Critic seems to think he's one, at any rate.
* WalkingTheEarth: He goes [[StealthPun wherever the wind blows him.]]
12th Jun '13 12:52:29 PM emeriin
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* AxCrazy: Can be set off into crazed violence by sufficiently poor movies, and is pretty manic-depressive otherwise. [[spoiler:It's implied that he decides to check himself into an asylum after a particularly homicidal breakdown in the ''Master of Disguise'' review.]]

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* AxCrazy: Can be set off into crazed violence by sufficiently poor movies, and is pretty manic-depressive otherwise. [[spoiler:It's Gets worse after he has to come down from being happy in the PlotHole, as [[spoiler:it's implied that he decides to check himself into an asylum after a particularly homicidal breakdown in the ''Master of Disguise'' review.]]
12th Jun '13 10:56:36 AM Leliel
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* AxCrazy

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* AxCrazyAxCrazy: Can be set off into crazed violence by sufficiently poor movies, and is pretty manic-depressive otherwise. [[spoiler:It's implied that he decides to check himself into an asylum after a particularly homicidal breakdown in the ''Master of Disguise'' review.]]
12th Jun '13 12:20:15 AM Mochitachan
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** Rachel tried to kill him for forgetting her birthday as part of the running joke. [[spoiler: Critic knocked her out and fired her.]]
12th Jun '13 12:01:02 AM DragonQuestZ
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* DealWithTheDevil: Pretty obvious, though in this case he was responsible for Critic's great [[KneelBeforeZod Zod]] impression and Souless' success with bad DrSeuss movies. In exchange all critic has to do is babysit [[CreepyChild Evilina]]. Souless on the otherhand's punishment [[FateWorseThanDeath is more severe.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: Pretty obvious, though in this case he was responsible for Critic's great [[KneelBeforeZod [[{{Superman}} Zod]] impression and Souless' success with bad DrSeuss movies. In exchange all critic has to do is babysit [[CreepyChild Evilina]]. Souless on the otherhand's punishment [[FateWorseThanDeath is more severe.]]
11th Jun '13 11:59:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[WholesomeCrossdresser As Eartha Kitt Catwoman.]]

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[WholesomeCrossdresser As Eartha Kitt When playing]] the EarthaKitt Catwoman.]]



* TokenMinority

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* TokenMinorityTokenMinority: Although this is only brought up a couple times so far.



* NamesTheSame: There is also another {{Satan}} in the form of Teddy Ruxpin, but it is unknown if he's an avatar or a separate character

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* NamesTheSame: There is also another {{Satan}} in the form of Teddy Ruxpin, but it is currently unknown if he's an avatar or a separate character



* {{Satan}}: Duh

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* {{Satan}}: Duh
Just not the horned devil kind.
* SharpDressedMan: Satan Is Stylish.


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* CoolCrown: Wears a tiara.


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* FluffyFashionFeathers: Wears a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink feather boa]].


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* PrincessPhase: Yes, even the Spawn of Satan can go through this.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a blue dress.
10th Jun '13 4:56:11 AM Match25
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* DesignatedMonkey: WordOfGod says he was ''created'' to suffer. Deconstructed in ''ScoobyDoo'' onwards, where he breaks down over how hellish his life is and wants nothing more than to do something good for once.

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* DesignatedMonkey: WordOfGod says he was ''created'' to suffer. Deconstructed in ''ScoobyDoo'' onwards, where he breaks down over how hellish his life is and wants nothing more than to do something good for once.[[invoked]]
8th Jun '13 11:34:27 AM nombretomado
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* HumiliationConga: Pretty much the entire reason for the existence of the ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' review is because the Critic was forced at gun-point to give a ''positive review of a movie everyone liked'' to rectify the public's shameful opinion of his first (and probably last) LetsPlay, which was posted a week earlier.

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* HumiliationConga: Pretty much the entire reason for the existence of the ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' review is because the Critic was forced at gun-point to give a ''positive review of a movie everyone liked'' to rectify the public's shameful opinion of his first (and probably last) LetsPlay, which was posted a week earlier.



* IJustWantToBeLoved: The business in the ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' was partly HappinessIsMandatory and partly he really needs people to like him again. Another instance of showing just how bad this is, he's overflowing with joy at the end of the Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland review because "he's never felt so loved". Seeing as he's only being celebrated because he didn't make a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' joke... oof.

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* IJustWantToBeLoved: The business in the ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'' was partly HappinessIsMandatory and partly he really needs people to like him again. Another instance of showing just how bad this is, he's overflowing with joy at the end of the Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland review because "he's never felt so loved". Seeing as he's only being celebrated because he didn't make a ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' joke... oof.



* LiteralMinded: To give an example from ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.

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* LiteralMinded: To give an example from ''JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''.
2nd Jun '13 1:36:33 PM emeriin
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** Due to the events of [[spoiler: DemoReel]] he has began trying to be fair when talking to people involved in a bad movie.
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