[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Primary Characters]]
!!Nash
The host of WTFIWWY.

* AGodIAm: He [[NoodleIncident may have claimed to be Jesus]] while being way too drunk.
* AnimalMotifs: Monkeys. He ''loves'' monkeys. For example, the picture used in the 'We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties' sign is an adorable chibi!Nash with monkey ears and a monkey tail.
* AntiHero: Of the good, but not heroic, kind.
** Tara once described him as being as far away from being Jesus as possible without actually being Charles Manson. Nash thanked her for the compliment.
* BerserkButton: Nash reacts strongly to bad journalism, such as unclear facts and {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s.
** While he really doesn't like kids, he and Tara became furious over a story involving [[MoralEventHorizon a man who used his one-year-old son and girlfriend as human shields against pepper spray]].
*** And another involving a mother who smoked marijuana, put her baby son on the roof of her car in his carseat, and then drove off after forgetting about him. She didn't even stop when the carseat fell off the car (fortunately, her son was not hurt).
*** Hell, anytime his dislike of kids comes up, it will lead in to a story involving appalling negligence and/or abuse.
** Don't insult hurt or slander his friends. Nash will not be happy. ''Especially'' if it involves JewWario, as the head of Project Million Entertainment learnt after lying that Justin was happy to be working for them (Nash had a Skype conversation showing that Justin was pretty pissed that they owed him a few thousand dollars).
** Eddie Van Halen's Franken-Strat. Nash doesn't deny that Van Halen is a god of guitar-playing, but Van Halen's butchered a few guitars over the years, something that tends to make Nash [[{{Understatement}} pretty damn annoyed.]]
* ButtMonkey: Most notable in the crossover episodes.
* TheCastShowoff: He sings very well and plays guitar like a pro.
* CatchPhrase: Wouldn't be a TGWTG member without one.
** "Hey kids, I'm Nash and I couldn't make this shit up if I tried." (opening line)
** "This is Nash, saying that if I have to hurt, so does everyone else." (closing line)
** "Looks like this is the part where I elaborate." Lead-in for the animated intros.
** Obviously, "What the fuck is wrong with you?!"
*** When there's a woman who does something particularly stupid: "The fuck is wrong with you, lady?!"
** "This," ''(picture)'' "plus this," ''(another picture)'' "equals fucking this!" ''(picture depicting an obvious combination of the preceding pictures)''
** "Look out, everyone, it's a DOOOOOUCHEQUAAAAAAAAAKE!"
*** Followed by "We haven't had one this bad since [really douchy event]."
** "Don't be caught standing, when the music stops." (a closing line for one of his other shows, The Musical Chair)
** "Each week, Kathryn (and the Radio-Dead-Air-Audience) goes out on the world wide interwebs, finds all sorts of horrible stuff, brings it back here on a segment we like to call "What the Fuck Is Wrong With You?"" (opening line for the live version)
** "So, what have we learned this week?"
** "I got video!"
** "Live, everybody!" (whenever they encounter technical difficulties in the Live show)
** He has been known to close his weekly show with "I'll see you next week, [[Series/{{Batman}} same bat-time, same bat-channel.]] Meanwhile, this is Nash saying stick a stake in me, I'm done!"
** From his reviews: "Remember that. It's going to hurt later."
** Whenever someone older than about 30 turns up on the show, "[Age], that is, old enough to ''fucking know better''..."
** "Are we ready to begin the nonsense?"
** Whenever someone makes a bad joke, usually one about him: [[SarcasmMode "Funny."]]
** After a deep inhale "...Alright."
* ChildHater: Hate is a bit much, but he doesn't really care for children. However he gets really upset whenever someone hurts and/or mistreats a child.
* DeadpanSnarker: Well, [[CausticCritic sometimes not that deadpan]]...
* {{Determinator}}: He ''will not miss'' a single week of Radio Dead Air if he can help it. In thirteen years, he's missed less than ten, and one of those still had the show going on with Tara filling in.
** Not illness, not sleep deprivation, not his monitor catching on fire, not losing his job, not him breaking up with his girlfriend, not the loss of a [[JewWario friend due to suicide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not going to England,]] not even the death of his own father will stop him from hosting the show.
* DrivenToMadness: One of the stories finally made him snap and go on a hammer-killing spree while singing "I've Been Working On The Railroad".
* DropTheHammer: His WeaponOfChoice is a standard claw hammer with a red handle.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Riffers Have Standards.]]: While he will laugh at the idiocy-induced misfortune of others (sometimes quite heartily), as he demonstrated in Episode 31, he has his limits. (Namely, politics, sexual assault and religious stories, as the first and last are prone to starting long-winded arguments and the second is just no.)
** Nash also will not cover a story that ends in death or extreme mutilation. Fans that clamored for Nash to cover a [[http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/local_news/water_cooler/miami-zombie-like-face-eating-attack-eating-flesh-extremely-rare-experts-suspect-mix-of-drugs May 2012 story of a man that was high on bath salts when he tried to eat another man's face]] (resulting in the attacker being killed by the police) were met with him [[https://twitter.com/Nash076/status/207168552384466944 outright refusing to do so]] on Twitter, proclaiming the story to be tragic, not funny. Of course that didn't stop newcomers to the livestream later that day ''still'' asking for it.
** Although he still covered it, he was clearly horrified about a news story where a woman attacked her own mother to steal her engagement ring.
--> Nash: It's your mom! Man, I would beat someone STUPID if they laid a finger on MY mama!
** He normally doesn't cover stories where people get hurt, mainly because it's not funny and WTFIWWY isn't ''America's Funniest Home Videos''. He'll make exceptions if the subject of a story didn't get ''seriously'' hurt, especially if they hurt ''themselves'' in an exceedingly stupid way.
* GenreSavvy: Not that it helps him much.
** TemptingFate: When talking about doing something stupid, he often ends up doing the same thing anyway. He also admits he shouldn't take viewer submissions, but does so anyway.
** WrongGenreSavvy: He assumes that [[ItMakesSenseInContext he'll be perfectly fine after the monkey attack]], [[StatusQuoIsGod since the effects of zaniness go away next episode.]] It didn't.
*** Zig-zagged: It went away the episode ''after'' the next episode.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: More like Go Mad From The Rampant Stupidity, but it still applies. Nash frequently is a few SAN points lower by the end of the episode from all the stupid shit that people do.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: He and Tara met while making fun of [[Film/{{Avatar}} Navikin]] online. Nash was flagged, while Tara was pulled aside by the mods and asked not to encourage him. [[SarcasmMode That worked splendidly.]]
* HeroesWantRedHeads: He apparently has something of a thing for redheads.
* ICallItVera: His custom Fender Stratocaster, Laura (named after the first woman to break his heart, apparently).
* IdenticalStranger: 'Identical' is a stretch, but due to his hair, he bears a strong resemblance to the common conception of Jesus. This is a RunningGag.
* IHaveManyNames
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite his snarkyness and mocking sarcasm Nash is still a decent guy.
* LimitedWardrobe: The blue jacket and the black shirt with a grey collar. Though he has used other clothes, this are the most common.
* MediumAwareness: In the scripted show. Most notable are his comments on various camera upgrades.
-->'''Nash:''' [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Ladies and gentlemen, I have bad news. This room is surrounded by]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_single-lens_reflex_camera DSLR]].
** When the show jumped to widescreen, he trailed off during his opening line to ask "is it me or did it get a lot bigger in here?"
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: While participating in a NERF war at [=MAGFest=] X in January 2012, Nash became incensed when a fellow player accidentally shot him in the crotch, going so far as to ''call him out on it during the TGWTG panel.'' "You shot me in the dick!" became one of the most memorable moments of the con.
* MoodSwinger: Nash can go from fairly calm to hammer-swinging crazy in seconds.
* OnlySaneMan: Nash is this to not only everybody in the featured news stories, but often also to other characters on the show.
** Not only in his own show, but even compared to other hosts on the site.
* RapunzelHair: It's one of his most notable features. Everybody loves the hair.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Not in the show itself, but apparently he managed to drop [[StarWars Emperor Palpatine's]] [[MakesSenseInContext lightsaber through his own foot]].
* SignatureLaugh: Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
* SlasherSmile: Oh, ''boy''.
* StepfordSmiler: Shades of this.
* TitleDrop

!! Tara

-->''"Ladies and gentlemen, my co-host: the Devil."''\\
--'''Nash'''

Nash's co-host during the live shows. She is also intending to start her own series based on the "Be a Better Criminal" running gag - details [[http://www.indiegogo.com/thetarashow here]].

* AnimalMotifs: Hippos. Oh, she ''really'' loves hippos.
* BerserkButton: Tara doesn't seem to take kindly to Nash forgetting about the hippo she gave him.
** Also, while she is not a mom, she has nieces and nephews that she loves dearly, so stories that involve kids being put in danger piss Tara off right away.
** Tara was an art major in college. As such, stories such as that of the ''Ecce Homo'' incident strike a nerve with her.
** Lately, people smuggling things inside themselves has really started to freak her out.
* BlessedWithSuck: She regards her uncanny ability to unwittingly provide segues for Nash as this.
* TheCameo: She's made four appearances on the scripted show: [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/29953-im-too-sexy-for-my-brain First]] in a parody of 50s educational videos, [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/32368-this-is-all-your-fault-electric-boogaloo second]] in voice only as an almighty being that lived on a mountain and [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/35716-wtfiwwy-this-is-all-your-fault-the-return third]] on-screen at the beginning of a gaggle of other cameos. A [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/37333-wtfiwwy-this-is-all-your-fault-the-new-batch fourth]] one is now added which explains why she's not on the taped episodes.
* CatchPhrase: "Welcome back to '[[DoWrongRight Be A Better Criminal with Tara]]'" (before pointing out the holes in dumb criminals' logic).
** (In response to an outlandish reaction to an otherwise normal situation) "Y'know... like ya do..."
*** Also: "I don't know, I don't judge" when discussing weird fetishes.
** "I'm just saying...", usually after saying something horrific/hilarious/both.
** "Oh, poodle," said sarcastically whenever someone in the story complains about a trivial problem.
** "Oh that reminds me" right before she goes into one of her many related stories.
** When there's a grammatical mistake in the article: "EDIT!"
* CloudCuckooLander: Her obsessive collection of [[CollectorOfTheStrange hippo toys]] and her tendency to go off on bizarre tangents make her come across as one.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: Hippo toys. A whole truckload of 'em.
* CosmicPlaything: She got into so many accidents as a child that her mom took her to different hospitals for fear of being suspected of child abuse.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
-->'''Nash:''' Whenever you tell childhood stories, it's like [[CloudCuckooLander Rose Nylund]] from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' meets ''{{Saw}}.''
* DeadpanSnarker: Can destroy any story with one snarky sentence and reduce Nash to a [[TheHyena laughing]] or [[{{Angrish}} gibbering]] mess.
* DoWrongRight: Her general schtick is getting mad at criminals for doing it wrong.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Has a self admitted fear of guns. She prefers bludgeoning weapons.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: [[NoodleIncident She once encountered naked women waving at her to come hither.]] [[TheUnreveal She didn't actually explain what happened next.]]
* FascinatingEyebrow: Goes along great with her huge eyes.
* FieryRedhead
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Especially if they are hippos.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: She has a bizarre childhood story that pertains to almost every story they run across. She mentioned several times that she had the orthodontist from Auschwitz because he snapped off two of her teeth while removing braces.
* KindheartedCatLover: She now has a kitten named Bridget.
* TheLancer: Of the live show.
* NightmareFace: Every so often, her Skype screws up, giving her a horribly-damaged pixellated face that (in the best case scenario) clears up in a few seconds, or (in the worst case scenario) freezes for a minute until she sorts it out.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant
-->'''Nash:''' Everything you just said made me sad.
** [[TropeName It's Tara's description on her Skype profile!]]
* NoodleIncident: She once kicked her way through a plate glass door. The reason for this may or may not have anything to do with the FBI.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 36 (the same age as Nash), but looks younger.
* OnlySaneMan
* PungeonMaster
* QuizzicalTilt
* RealSongThemeTune: Over the last few weeks of 2011, she had "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas."
* RedHeadedHero
* RunningGag: "Welcome back to 'Be a Better Criminal with Tara!'" Also, [[OncePerEpisode Disembodied Orgasm Hippo.]]
-->''[[MostAnnoyingSound "OHH, OHH, I'M A HAPPY HIPPO! OHH, OHH!" *maniacal laughter*]]''
** Also has a story that somehow realtes to anything. Also can bring anything back to Lost and/or Hippos.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Due to the varying accents of the hosts and guest hosts, more than a few people continually mishear her name as 'Tera' or 'Terra', and refer to her as such.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Occurs quite frequently between her and Hope (WebVideo/JesuOtaku).
** She and Nash met when they were making fun of [[Film/{{Avatar}} Navikin]] online.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tara sometimes refers to Tara in the third person, usually when Tara is answering questions/discussing comments about Tara in the chat.
* WeirdnessMagnet: "I am apparently a crazy magnet."
* [[{{Manchild}} Womanchild]]: She absolutely loves hippos, to the point of of obsession. That being said, she's usually the more level-headed and down-to-earth of the two, and she tends to come up with the more disturbing jokes.
** She got her first hippo toy when she was 19, and carried it everywhere.

!!Stick Boy
The star of Nash's introductory cartoons.

* CargoShip: {{In-universe}}. See SecondLove below.
* TheChewToy: Gets hurt quite a bit during the opening segments.
** So much that the TGWTG showrunner might veto many things, but catapulting Stick Boy is acceptable.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: During the opening segment, Stick Boy's eyes will sometimes have white rings in them rather than being fully black the way they usually are. This has been used to demonstrate drunkenness, drug use, or even just straight insanity, but it has never meant anything good.
* RogerRabbitEffect: He has been shown to be Nash's employee, rather than his creation.
* SecondLove: Found one after Lupa rejected him.... with a stop sign. And they had a son.
* TalkingWithSigns
* TheVoiceless: Except for screams of fear and pain.
** A rare few times, he's also been heard giggling.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Secondary Characters]]
!!Space Guy
The leader of an unspecified extraterrestrial race's spaceship.

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: According to "This Is All Your Fault (The New Batch)", the reason he looks like Nash (other than [[ActingForTwo the obvious]]) is because his true form is incomprehensible, leading to the viewer's minds to fill in the gaps.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Space Guy has a secondary digestive sac. Also, he can eat [=LEGOs=], and his farts smell like plastic when he does so.
** He's also half-imaginary. [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie On his mother's side.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: His holiday greeting is launching missiles at oncoming spacecraft. [[spoiler: He kills Santa.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Greetings. I am from space" [[spoiler: Well he's trying to get it as a catchphrase]]
* HumanAliens
* InelegantBlubbering: Space Guy does not respond well to Film/TheLastUnicorn's decidedly un-romantic ending:
-->'''Space Guy:''' YOU GO TO SPACE-HELL AND YOU DIE!
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Apparently, he has an Ultimate Annihilator. He accidentally activates it.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ReadingTheStageDirectionsOutLoud: During his tenure as GuestHost. ("Fade to black, start cartoon")
** BadBadActing: In "Take It to the Limit". He has to check every other sentence. Nash calls him on it.
* ShutUpHannibal: Space Guy defeats the Trousers Cosmic once and for all by "calling bullshit" on the idea of sentient pants.
* SophisticatedAsHell
* TheUnpronounceable: His real name, which might also double as a BrownNote.

!!Arlo P. Arlo
A southern guy who apparently likes DIY and guns.

* AbnormalAmmo: Made a gun that fires dogs based on ''FinalFantasyVIII''. Except where Riona could launch her dog as a single shot, [[CrazyAwesome Arlo's version]] [[MoreDakka fires dozens of dogs per second]].
* ButtMonkey: His assistant, [[TheGhost Bobby]]
* CatchPhrase
** "You want it? We make it! No questions asked!"
** "Now I know you're asking yourself, 'Arlo, how is this possible?'"
** "Exactly!"
** "Okay, needs a little work."
* DeepSouth
* EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped: Occasionally, although Arlo insists that he speaks perfect "Amurkican".
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: "At [=IDS=], we rigorously test each and every insane idea. Then we do it anyway."
** "We review the latest space-ace technologies and advanced medical research... and then we say to hell with it and subcontract the whole thing to India!"
* PeripheryDemographic: {{In-universe}}. Arlo is a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic brony]].
* RepetitiveName
* TheUnintelligible: At least he's got subtitles.

!!Trousers Cosmic
Best described by Nash: "Pants are aliens, and they are angry. Angry alien pants."

* BigBadWannabe: They think they're big villain stuff. Space Guy [[HannibalLecture points out]] that, compared to the likes of [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Lord]] [[MultiversalConqueror Vyce]] and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Doctor]] [[MadScientist Insano]], they're nothing.
** Although the clincher was that [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd The Angry Video Game Nerd]] has ''the Devil'' as an adversary. Even if "Space Pants" could somehow match up to other TGWTG nemesis, it's still ''the Devil''.
* LargeHam
* StarfishAliens

!![[StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]
The leader of the Galactic Empire, whom Nash pesters once in a while.

* NoodleIncident: Apparently when he met Nash, Palpatine dropped his lightsaber through his foot.

!!Bridget the Cat
Tara's nephew's kitten, who started appearing in the background in June 2014.

* CutenessProximity: The channel regularly loses its mind when she's on-camera.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Ever since she came into Tara's house, she's been regularly appearing in the background or just making noise off-camera.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Bridget has immediately captured the viewers' hearts (and attention), even upstaging Tara in her first appearance on camera, and leading Nash to joke bitterly about renaming the show "Radio Cat Hair."

!!Tara's leg hole
-->'''Nash:''' Leghole has become almost a character on this show in and on itself.
---> ''Live WTFIWWY, 11/3/2014 (Corpse Surfin')''
In Fall 2014, Tara was hospitalized with MRSA and [[{{Squick}} ended up having a necrotized chunk of fat]] removed from her leg. The ongoing saga of her sickness, the fat removal and the resulting wound--the aforementioned Leghole--was recounted at the start of every WTFIWWY Live episode for weeks.

!!The Goddamn Cup
--> Nash: Goddamn cup!
---> Live Radio Dead Air, 12/8/14
One evening, Nash was drinking from a mug between sets, and kept forgetting to move it out of the shot. It was beloved by the chat.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Real People]]

!!WebVideo/JesuOtaku
Fellow TGWTG producer, former member of the now-defunct Website/DesuDesBrigade and Nash's former real-life girlfriend. Appeared on the live WTFIWWY and RDA whenever the show was broadcasted from her house, and had regularly appeared on the show when she was still living with Nash. For her tropes, see [[WebVideo/JesuOtaku her page]].

!!Kathryn
Nash's main researcher for the show.
* TheCameo: In "[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/28271-hate-the-gamer-not-the-game Hate The Gamer, Not The Game]]"

!!Mike the Producer
Nash's very strange producer, famous for his trolling requests on Radio Dead Air.
* GuestHost: Made a rare on-camera appearence to sub in for Tara on "[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/nash/wtfiwwy/34824-wtfiwwy-live-bare-breasted-brouhaha Bare Breasted Brouhaha]]"
* {{Troll}}: He sent Nash a fucking ''gimp suit'', for the love of God.
** Which Nash did use at least once for a gag.

[[/folder]]