History YMMV / Phelous

11th Sep '17 5:57:53 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** His review of a certain ''[[WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastGolden1992 Beauty and the Beast]]'' movie managed to turn "Old Man" into a meme.
5th Aug '17 7:44:51 AM TheFallofElDorado
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** After hearing about some of the unpleasant things that have gone on behind the scenes leading up to Phelous' departure from Website/ChannelAwesome, as well as his general displeasure with ''To Boldly Flee'', a lot of his [[TakeThat Take Thats]] directed towards the film, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, ''WebViedoDemoReel'', Creator/DougWalker and so on seem less like friendly jabs and a lot more pointed and acidic. Not that he doesn't have a very good reason or valid points, though...

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** After hearing about some of the unpleasant things that have gone on behind the scenes leading up to Phelous' departure from Website/ChannelAwesome, as well as his general displeasure with ''To Boldly Flee'', a lot of his [[TakeThat Take Thats]] directed towards the film, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, ''WebViedoDemoReel'', ''WebViedo/DemoReel'', Creator/DougWalker and so on seem less like friendly jabs and a lot more pointed and acidic. Not that he doesn't have a very good reason or valid points, though...
17th Jul '17 7:26:25 AM kyrtuck
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** Wabuu anyone?


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** All the of the jabs between Doug and Phelan are not so funny now that the latter has left That Guy With Glasses
15th Jul '17 5:01:31 PM ClintEastwood
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* BreakoutCharacter: It's probably safe to say that Phelous never anticipated how much both he and his fans would come to love his interpretation of Beauty's father from the GoodTimes version of "Beauty and the Beast." "Old Man" now has constant cameos in other reviews, fan art, gifs and memes, and even his own spinoff series in "Old Man Reads Creepypastas."



* {{Expy}}: Phelous speculates that the BigBad from Magic Gift of the Snowman is [[LiveActionTV/TalesFromTheCrypt the Cryptkeeper]]



** After hearing about some of the unpleasant things that have gone on behind the scenes leading up to Phelous' departure from Channel Awesome, as well as his general displeasure with ''To Boldly Flee'', a lot of his [[TakeThat Take Thats]] directed towards the film, the Nostalgia Critic, Demo Reel, Doug Walker and so on seem less like friendly jabs and a lot more pointed and acidic. Not that he doesn't have a very good reason or valid points, though...

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** After hearing about some of the unpleasant things that have gone on behind the scenes leading up to Phelous' departure from Channel Awesome, Website/ChannelAwesome, as well as his general displeasure with ''To Boldly Flee'', a lot of his [[TakeThat Take Thats]] directed towards the film, the Nostalgia Critic, Demo Reel, Doug Walker WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, ''WebViedoDemoReel'', Creator/DougWalker and so on seem less like friendly jabs and a lot more pointed and acidic. Not that he doesn't have a very good reason or valid points, though...



* HeReallyCanAct: His skits usually have him being either deadpan or overacting for the sake of comedy but his Jacob's ladder gives shows he has way more range.

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* HeReallyCanAct: His skits usually have him being either deadpan or overacting for the sake of comedy but his Jacob's ladder ''Film/JacobsLadder'' gives shows he has way more range.



* {{Special Effects| Failure}} [[JustForPun Phailure]]: Phelous's own effects are actually pretty good for a lone guy doing them on his own. He'll often mock those of the movie, though.

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* {{Special Effects| Failure}} [[JustForPun Phailure]]: Phelous's Phelous' own effects are actually pretty good for a lone guy doing them on his own. He'll often mock those of the movie, though.



** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Shredder Phelous]] (Shreddous?) seems to be turning into this too. He's an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who's constantly mocked or told to shut up, causing him to mope away with sad-sounding music in the background.

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** [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Shredder Phelous]] (Shreddous?) seems to be turning into this too. He's an IneffectualSympatheticVillain who's constantly mocked or told to shut up, causing him to mope away with sad-sounding music in the background.
13th Jun '17 10:28:55 AM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** In his review of ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'', Phelous theorizes that the reason the anaconda is attacking isn't because it's hungry, but because Jon Voight has been strangling people with his legs and framing the snake and because Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube [[RunningGag were the heroes]].
** Benzaie and Phelous both believe the Professor in Humains drags his son along on the expedition because he hates him and just hopes he'll die at some point.
** In his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde review he states that Lanyon died not because of the [[GoMadFromTheRevelation maddening revelation]] but of the fact that [[TooDumbToLive he sniffed the rat poison he found in Jekyll's cabinet]]. [[TakeAThirdOption Or it was because]] [[RunningGag of that conversation he and Jekyll had.]]
*** He also portrays the Nanny as a psycho who nonchalantly tells horrifying tales of murder to children.
** In his review of the Mortal Kombat Conquest episode ''Thicker than Blood'', he believes that Scorpion is in love with Siro's brother Cassar, and the reason why he kills said brother by the end of the episode is because he broke his heart by leaving him for the good guys.
** In ''Pulse 3'', suggests that Justine's bad attitude towards everyone, being a ZombieAdvocate, destroying the cure for the internet ghosts because ''one'' guy was a dick to her, simply proves that she's her mother's daughter. Her mother being an unstable, neglectful parent who tried to ''murder'' her.
** In his review of [=GoodTimes=]' ''[[TheMockbuster Beauty and the Beast]]'' he sees the BumblingDad who's dim but ultimately loves his daughter as a selfish, entitled, stupid and emotionally manipulative {{Jerkass}} who guilts his daughter into a possible deadly situation and reaps the benefits of poor business dealings and incompetent parenthood.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Christmas Carol'', Phelous remarks that the real monster is the butcher who gave Cratchit and his family the smallest bird possible, since it's so tiny that it could have been a baby pidgeon. And it was an accomplishment to being even more evil with ''the actual Scrooge'' in the episode.
** In some of his Mortal Kombat Conquest reviews, he often expresses that Kung Lao is a lazy bum who would rather spend time doing stupid antics with Siro and Taja than take his responsibilities as the Mortal Kombat champion and training fighters for the next tournament.
** In his "Cricket on the Hearth" review, he believes that the reason why Caleb was in such a merry mood when conversing with the titular cricket (who speaks in this adaptation) was because of the knowledge of his daughter's fiance leaving for the British Navy for 2 years.
*** Similarly, he decides that Cricket Crockett is a {{Jerkass}} who brings Caleb's family nothing but bad luck (or at least saves all the luck for himself).
** The figures shown on Bootleg Zones are constantly subject to this. For instance:
*** One of the Turtles Fighters is actually a powerful and malevolent demon.
*** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Hero]] is a FailureHero ButtMonkey who never does anything right. (In fact, this goes for most of the cheap superhero KO figures)
*** [[Franchise/{{Barbie}} Steffi Love]] is a supervillainess with a Cockney accent who's also Bat Hero's BastardGirlfriend.
*** [[HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse The Galaxy Warriors/Galaxy Fighters]] are perfectly okay with having multiple versions of themselves running around. Oh, and Baltard is [[RunningGag the biggest loser on the planet Ferror.]]
** According to his "Magic Gift of the Snowman" review, Snowden is a pedophile and Princess Electra is a tyrant who uses mind control on her subjects.
** Maria from the Anime ''Beauty and the Beast'' is a {{troll}} whose request for a rose was actually her messing with her father.
** In his review of ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'', he points out how the alleged "likeable hero" Alex as a VillainProtagonist for cheating on his girlfriend with no hesitation, is completely unconcerned about Mary Lou's murder except for self preservation and never gets called out on it in the film proper. As such he doesn't see the ending with [[spoiler: Alex stuck down in Hell]] as a downer ending but a cathartic one.
** In his review of Goodtimes' ''Cinderella'', he doesn't buy that Cinderella's father ignored the cruel actions of his new wife and daughters towards Cinderella, instead thinking he's actively allowing them to abuse Cinderella. [[spoiler: Even [[EnsembleDarkhorse Old Man]] thinks that her father [[EvenEvilHasStandards is terrible]] in TheStinger.]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** In his review of ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'', Phelous theorizes that the reason the anaconda is attacking isn't because it's hungry, but because Jon Voight has been strangling people
AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: He's come up with his legs and framing [[{{AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Phelous}} a lot of theories]] about the snake and because Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube [[RunningGag were the heroes]].
** Benzaie and Phelous both believe the Professor in Humains drags his son along on the expedition because he hates him and just hopes he'll die at some point.
** In his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde review he states that Lanyon died not because of the [[GoMadFromTheRevelation maddening revelation]] but of the fact that [[TooDumbToLive he sniffed the rat poison he found in Jekyll's cabinet]]. [[TakeAThirdOption Or it was because]] [[RunningGag of that conversation he and Jekyll had.]]
*** He also portrays the Nanny as a psycho who nonchalantly tells horrifying tales of murder to children.
** In his review of the Mortal Kombat Conquest episode ''Thicker than Blood'', he believes that Scorpion is in love with Siro's brother Cassar, and the reason why he kills said brother by the end of the episode is because he broke his heart by leaving him for the good guys.
** In ''Pulse 3'', suggests that Justine's bad attitude towards everyone, being a ZombieAdvocate, destroying the cure for the internet ghosts because ''one'' guy was a dick to her, simply proves that she's her mother's daughter. Her mother being an unstable, neglectful parent who tried to ''murder'' her.
** In his review of [=GoodTimes=]' ''[[TheMockbuster Beauty and the Beast]]'' he sees the BumblingDad who's dim but ultimately loves his daughter as a selfish, entitled, stupid and emotionally manipulative {{Jerkass}} who guilts his daughter into a possible deadly situation and reaps the benefits of poor business dealings and incompetent parenthood.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Christmas Carol'', Phelous remarks that the real monster is the butcher who gave Cratchit and his family the smallest bird possible, since it's so tiny that it could have been a baby pidgeon. And it was an accomplishment to being even more evil with ''the actual Scrooge''
characters in the episode.
** In some of his Mortal Kombat Conquest reviews, he often expresses that Kung Lao is a lazy bum who would rather spend time doing stupid antics with Siro and Taja than take his responsibilities as the Mortal Kombat champion and training fighters for the next tournament.
** In his "Cricket on the Hearth" review, he believes that the reason why Caleb was in such a merry mood when conversing with the titular cricket (who speaks in this adaptation) was because of the knowledge of his daughter's fiance leaving for the British Navy for 2 years.
*** Similarly, he decides that Cricket Crockett is a {{Jerkass}} who brings Caleb's family nothing but bad luck (or at least saves all the luck for himself).
** The figures shown on Bootleg Zones are constantly subject to this. For instance:
*** One of the Turtles Fighters is actually a powerful and malevolent demon.
*** [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Hero]] is a FailureHero ButtMonkey who never does anything right. (In fact, this goes for most of the cheap superhero KO figures)
*** [[Franchise/{{Barbie}} Steffi Love]] is a supervillainess with a Cockney accent who's also Bat Hero's BastardGirlfriend.
*** [[HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse The Galaxy Warriors/Galaxy Fighters]] are perfectly okay with having multiple versions of themselves running around. Oh, and Baltard is [[RunningGag the biggest loser on the planet Ferror.]]
** According to his "Magic Gift of the Snowman" review, Snowden is a pedophile and Princess Electra is a tyrant who uses mind control on her subjects.
** Maria from the Anime ''Beauty and the Beast'' is a {{troll}} whose request for a rose was actually her messing with her father.
** In his review of ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'', he points out how the alleged "likeable hero" Alex as a VillainProtagonist for cheating on his girlfriend with no hesitation, is completely unconcerned about Mary Lou's murder except for self preservation and never gets called out on it in the film proper. As such he doesn't see the ending with [[spoiler: Alex stuck down in Hell]] as a downer ending but a cathartic one.
** In his review of Goodtimes' ''Cinderella'', he doesn't buy that Cinderella's father ignored the cruel actions of his new wife and daughters towards Cinderella, instead thinking
films he's actively allowing them to abuse Cinderella. [[spoiler: Even [[EnsembleDarkhorse Old Man]] thinks that her father [[EvenEvilHasStandards is terrible]] in TheStinger.]] reviewed.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kro6B4u0suE Oh Phelous 2011]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kro6B4u0suE Oh Phelous 2011]].



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: He refers to the rabbit-costumed doctor in ''Film/CabinFever'' as as a "Big Crocodile Scene Happening".

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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He refers to the rabbit-costumed doctor in ''Film/CabinFever'' as as a "Big Crocodile Scene Happening".



* CrossesTheLineTwice: The end of his Pulse 3 review. [[spoiler: After reviewing 5 films that have the name "Pulse" he manages to resurrect a dead Angry Joe...Only for Joe to laugh manically as he shoots Phelous over and over and over again.]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice:
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The end of his Pulse 3 review. [[spoiler: After reviewing 5 films that have the name "Pulse" he manages to resurrect a dead Angry Joe...Only for Joe to laugh manically as he shoots Phelous over and over and over again.]]



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Halloweenie. Comments on his videos opine that it's some of Phelous' funniest work. Pumpkinweenie is also getting some love, as well.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Halloweenie. Comments on his videos opine that it's some of Phelous' funniest work. Pumpkinweenie is also getting some love, as well.



* HarsherInHindsight: The ending skit to his review of ''Pulse (2006)'' involves Creator/JewWario asking Phelous "want to see a ghost?" and then proceeding to perform the "face downloading" that the ghosts in the movie did to their victims. With [=JewWario=]'s passing in 2014, a joke about him being a "ghost" doesn't seem quite so funny anymore. Lampshaded by Phelous himself in the YouTube version of the same review where he acknowledges the now awkward nature of the joke, but would rather leave it in out of respect for his old friend.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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The ending skit to his review of ''Pulse (2006)'' involves Creator/JewWario asking Phelous "want to see a ghost?" and then proceeding to perform the "face downloading" that the ghosts in the movie did to their victims. With [=JewWario=]'s passing in 2014, a joke about him being a "ghost" doesn't seem quite so funny anymore. Lampshaded by Phelous himself in the YouTube version of the same review where he acknowledges the now awkward nature of the joke, but would rather leave it in out of respect for his old friend.



* HePannedItNowHeSucks: He's gotten quite a bit of backlash for giving a negative review of ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' stating that it glorified the 2003 incarnation of the turtles and dumbed-down the 1980s incarnation of the turtles. The YouTube version of the review had him confessing he had yet to see the 2003 series prior to first viewing Turtles Forever, which is part of what lead to him hating the movie. After watching the 2003 series he now admits to liking the 2003 TMNT cartoon and the movie isn't as bad as he once thought, but still dislikes the constant {{Take That}}s towards the 1987 Turtles.

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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: HePannedItNowHeSucks:
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He's gotten quite a bit of backlash for giving a negative review of ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' stating that it glorified the 2003 incarnation of the turtles and dumbed-down the 1980s incarnation of the turtles. The YouTube version of the review had him confessing he had yet to see the 2003 series prior to first viewing Turtles Forever, which is part of what lead to him hating the movie. After watching the 2003 series he now admits to liking the 2003 TMNT cartoon and the movie isn't as bad as he once thought, but still dislikes the constant {{Take That}}s towards the 1987 Turtles.



* HilariousInHindsight: In the end credits of one of his early reviews, he added a note at the end stating that he was going for WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's record for dying in his reviews. Probably safe to say that he's succeeded by now.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In the end credits of one of his early reviews, he added a note at the end stating that he was going for WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's record for dying in his reviews. Probably safe to say that he's succeeded by now.



* NeverLiveItDown: The whole RunningGag of Phelous dying and coming back to life over and over. It's arguably his best-known joke, repeatedly pointed out on this very page, and was the main hook for his character in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', but Phelous himself abandoned the joke after about fifty episodes and has consciously avoided it ever since.
** [[spoiler: Right up until his Jacob's Ladder review, where the whole joke gets a heavy dose of CerebusRetcon and HarsherInHindsight in an absolute tear-jerking manner.]]
* NightmareFuel: The ''Lion and the King'' style Phelous that shows up at the end of that review.

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* NauseaFuel: When exploring an abandoned hoarder house, Phelous and friends find the fridge. Inside, all the food has rotted away...except for the hot dogs, which look normal. Hard to say which is more disgusting.
* NeverLiveItDown: The whole RunningGag of Phelous dying and coming back to life over and over. It's arguably his best-known joke, repeatedly pointed out on this very page, and was the main hook for his character in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', but Phelous himself abandoned the joke after about fifty episodes and has consciously avoided it ever since.
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since. [[spoiler: Right up until his Jacob's Ladder review, where the whole joke gets a heavy dose of CerebusRetcon and HarsherInHindsight in an absolute tear-jerking manner.]]
* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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The ''Lion and the King'' style Phelous that shows up at the end of that review.



* NightmareRetardant: On the other hand, having Old Man read some of the most famous Creepypastas helps make them less scary than when originally read.
** The fact that the ones he has read as the Old Man are generally seen as poor quality by a majority of the creepypasta community sort of adds to this

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* NightmareRetardant: On the other hand, having NightmareRetardant:
** Having
Old Man read some of the most famous Creepypastas helps make them less scary than when originally read.
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read. The fact that the ones he has read as the Old Man are generally seen as poor quality by a majority of the creepypasta community sort of adds to this



* [[SpecialEffectsFailure Special Effects Phailure]]: Phelous's own effects are actually pretty good for a lone guy doing them on his own. He'll often mock those of the movie, though.

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* [[SpecialEffectsFailure Special Effects {{Special Effects| Failure}} [[JustForPun Phailure]]: Phelous's own effects are actually pretty good for a lone guy doing them on his own. He'll often mock those of the movie, though.



16th May '17 3:10:03 PM nombretomado
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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: He's gotten quite a bit of backlash for giving a negative review of ''TurtlesForever'' stating that it glorified the 2003 incarnation of the turtles and dumbed-down the 1980s incarnation of the turtles. The YouTube version of the review had him confessing he had yet to see the 2003 series prior to first viewing Turtles Forever, which is part of what lead to him hating the movie. After watching the 2003 series he now admits to liking the 2003 TMNT cartoon and the movie isn't as bad as he once thought, but still dislikes the constant {{Take That}}s towards the 1987 Turtles.

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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: He's gotten quite a bit of backlash for giving a negative review of ''TurtlesForever'' ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' stating that it glorified the 2003 incarnation of the turtles and dumbed-down the 1980s incarnation of the turtles. The YouTube version of the review had him confessing he had yet to see the 2003 series prior to first viewing Turtles Forever, which is part of what lead to him hating the movie. After watching the 2003 series he now admits to liking the 2003 TMNT cartoon and the movie isn't as bad as he once thought, but still dislikes the constant {{Take That}}s towards the 1987 Turtles.



* LoveItOrHateIt: His ''TurtlesForever'' review is quickly becoming his most divisive review.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: His ''TurtlesForever'' ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever'' review is quickly becoming his most divisive review.
22nd Apr '17 2:42:45 PM MissConduct
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** EarWorm: The songs that the Spider-Man Motorcycle and the Pooh Train play.

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** * EarWorm: The songs that the Spider-Man Motorcycle and the Pooh Train play.
22nd Apr '17 2:27:11 PM MissConduct
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** EarWorm: The songs that the Spider-Man Motorcycle and the Pooh Train play.
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** From the Bootleg Zones, poor Bat Hero. A FailureHero and [[HenpeckedHusband Henpecked Boyfriend]] to the villainous Steffi Love, forced to wear her fancy dress, hung for his "crimes" right out of the box. Although he did steal Barbie's horse once.
26th Mar '17 11:38:39 AM nombretomado
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* FriendlyFandoms: [[OfficialCouple Unsuprisingly]], the majority of his fandom and ObscurusLupa's fandom. However, there are [[VocalMinority some fans]] of Phelous who feel that Lupa [[YokoOhNo has ruined]] Phelous' videos.

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* FriendlyFandoms: [[OfficialCouple Unsuprisingly]], Unsurprisingly]], the majority of his fandom and ObscurusLupa's WebVideo/ObscurusLupa's fandom. However, there are [[VocalMinority some fans]] of Phelous who feel that Lupa [[YokoOhNo has ruined]] Phelous' videos.
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