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[[caption-width-right:309: He's not just [[MrFanservice a pretty face]].]]

Nigahiga (real name Ryan Higa) is currently the seventh most subscribed person on Website/{{Youtube}} with over 9 million subscribers. He has six main video types:

* His "How to be" guides, all of which were originally taken down because of copyright, but now some of them have been readded. These include "How to be {{Emo}}", "How to be Gangster", "How to be {{Ninja}}", and, among the still-removed ones, "How to be {{Nerd}}" and "How to be UFC Fighter";
* The [[ParodyCommercial Parody Commercials]], which take CommercialTropes to the extreme;
* His "Off the Pill rants", where he talks about anything that bugs him while staying off his A.D.H.D medicine (hence the title);
* "Movies in Minutes", which are movie spoofs in, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin minutes]];
* The "Skitzo" productions, which involve him and three of his personas: R-Dizzle, Hanate, and Regina.
* And "Dear Ryan", where Ryan humorously answer questions people ask in Website/{{Youtube}} comments.

One of his most recent projects was an internet movie he created with Creator/WongFuProductions called "Agents of Secret Stuff". Tropes exclusively from A.S.S. ([[HehHehYouSaidX teehee]]) should be placed below examples from the regular videos.

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/Nigahiga YMMV page here]].
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!!Examples From Videos
* ActingForTwo: Ryan acts for ''four'' in Skitzo.
** Invoked in Movies in Minutes: [[Film/TheAvengers Avengerz]]. Ryan acts as [[CaptainAmerica Captain Canadia]], [[Film/IronMan Ironing Man]], [[TheMightyThor The-Or]], [[TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Anger Management Hulk]], Franchise/{{Batman}} and {{Spider-Man}}.
* {{Adorkable}}
* AerithAndBob: A RunningGag in his "How To Be" series.
--> '''Hanate''': [[JapaneseRanguage Herro]], everyone! My name is [[OverlyLongName Hanate Wakuso Shiseo Tadashite Teriyaki Suzuki Honda Civic!]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Bob''']]: Herro! My name is... [[spoiler: Bob.]]
* AIIsACrapshoot: The iNavigator is not evil in any ways, but it tends to piss the user off by its inefficiencies.
** The Google Glass Human is more malignant, guiding its user into a pool, automatically turning down dates, and downright refusing commands. It eventually ends up killing its user via Fartillery, or "Am Fragrance".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfeys7Jfnx8 "Nice Guys"]] music video by him, WebVideo/KevJumba, and Chester See, deconstructs this, since the class that Ryan and Kevin take has this in mind, but their dates leave them.
* AndNinetyNineCents
* ArtEvolution: Just compare "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdLCEwEFCMU How to be Ninja]]" to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Qv26IWyGU Candy Crush The Movie]]".
* AsianAndNerdy: The personal trainers in "How to Be {{Nerd}}", but only because they're played by Ryan and Sean.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Off the Pill rants.
** Mocked in Forever Alone:
--> "Yeah... so I have A.D.H.D. Forever AD... [[LampshadeHanging oh look, a butterfly.]]"
* AutoTune: From "Off the Pill: Music/RebeccaBlack (Music/{{Friday}})"
--> '''Ryan''': I can't sing so I AutoTune myself.
* BastardBoyfriend: Invoked in "Nice Guys".
** Lampshaded in depth when Ryan explains why he'd be a bad boyfriend in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Worst Boyfriend Ever."]]
* BatDeduction: "The Next Viral [=YouTube=] Trend!" has Ryan attempting the next big 'net sensation with a series of these deductions.
* {{Bishonen}}: Yup yuppers.
* BoastfulRap: Discussed in "Off the Pill: Arrogant People", where Ryan notes that many songs on the market are very self-promoting. He then imagines what "[[ChrisBrown Look at Me Now]]" would sound like if ChrisBrown was modest.
--> ''Yes, yes. That **** look like a two-pay''
--> ''I get what you get in ten years, in eleven years''
* {{Bowdlerize}}: A PetPeeveTrope of his; [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "Censorship Makes no Sense".
* BrandX: In 5 Steps To Be Badass, where Ryan holds a can of "Beer Light" that's just a Bud Light can with a piece of tape with writing on it slapped over it.
* ButWaitTheresMore: Often, but especially prominent in the Children's Bop commercial, which came with Puberty Bob, Speech Impediment Stuttering Bop, and a free order of Bi Bim Bap.
* TheCameo: Ryan's brother made one in his "Off the Pill: Weird People" video, who appeared so quickly and said so little that [[StrongFamilyResemblance some mistook him for Ryan himself]]. Also, New York Knicks EnsembleDarkHorse Jeremy Lin (back then a member of the Golden State Warriors) made a cameo in the "Daily Life of a Basketballer" video. Ryan himself cameoed in Lin's own "How to get into Harvard" video.
* CatchPhrase: Teehee!
** "Just kidding!.. but seriously" shows up a lot as well.
** "Okay, so maybe I exaggerated. A little bit."
* ComedicSociopathy: He and WebVideo/KevJumba get called out on it by their girlfriends in "Nice Guys".
* CompanionCube: Ryan's lamps, iron, and, in the earlier videos, his [[InsistentTerminology big bouncing inflatable green ball]].
* ContinuityNod: The "How to Be Videos" have hints of this.
--> "I know how to be ninja now!"
* CloudCuckoolander: Oh, ''definitely.''
* ClusterFBomb: One of the steps to being gangster, along with MilkingTheGiantCow.
* CrowdHockey: Parodied when Ryan crawls on the floor for a gun to defeat his EvilTwin, only for it to keep getting kicked around by absolutely nothing.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of PeerPressureMakesYouEvil in "How to be Nerd".
* DisorganizedOutlineSpeech: According to "Off the Pill: Weird People", if people continue to conform to normality, everyone will gain the power to crawl all over the walls... [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny and Ryan hates spiders]].
* TheDitz[=/=]TooDumbToLive: Regina in the Skitzo videos is the dumbest of the four.
** LampshadeHanging on this is both {{Inverted}} and {{Subverted}} in Off The Pill-Feminists
---> '''Regina:''' Oh sure, make the girl character stupid.
---> '''Ryan:''' What are you talking about? I have guy characters just as stupid as you
---> '''Regina:''' [[HypocriticalHumor Oh, so now you're calling me stupid?]]
---> '''Ryan:''' [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Yes.]]
* DoesThisMakeMeLookFat: Ryan's girlfriend in "Nice Guys" asks him this. She looks great. [[{{Jerkass}} He answers "yes" anyway]].
--> To quote, ''"Hell yeah, you do! Wait, let me speak your language: 'Cows go moo!'"''
* DomesticAbuse: Subverted in "Nice Guys".
--> '''Ryan:''' And imma beat you... [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender in every competition]]!
* DoubleStandard: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "Off the Pill - Feminist", where he especially questions why females consider compliments to their breasts offensive while males don't do the same about compliments to their muscles.
* DreamTeam: As of late he's been doing collaborations with the other Los Angeles [=YouTube stars=], such as WebVideo/KevJumba, Chester See, David Choi, and D-Trix. He is also a part of a group called YTF consisting of himself, Kevin, Chester, Victor Kim, Andrew Garcia, JRA and D-Trix.
** He is also good friends with many Asian American Youtubers, like Wong Fu Productions, Arden Cho, Cathy Nguyen among others.
* DrugsAreBad: Parodied in "How to Spot a Pothead".
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Badasses Have Standards]]: Ryan explains that badasses never follow the rules...except for "don't drink and drive" and "always recycle."
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: "How to be Ninja" and "Ninja Melk" are his most notable examples.
* EvilTwin: In the Dear Ryan: Evil Twin video.
* FlatWhat: The buyer in the Big Bouncing Inflatable Green Ball video.
* FourEqualPaymentsOf: Get Hook on Foniks, a fourteen dollar value, for thirteen... easy payments of 14.99!
* FourthWallGreeting: "Oh, hi. Didn't see you there."
* {{Gasshole}}: The "fatality" in "How to Be Ninja".
* GoshDarnItToHeck: In "Like a Good Boy".
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Parodied in the Carl's Jr. New Portobello Mushroom burger ad, where he [[MotorMouth quickly names]] all the things the burger can do; "censor-covering" has him with a box containing the burger over each nipple.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The chorus in "Bromance".
* HoYay: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "Word of the Day: Bromance". HilarityEnsues.
* HollywoodDateless: Ryan hasn't had an official relationship since his ex Tarynn from some of his first videos. He admits it's due to him [[ComedicSociopathy being really bad]] [[MinorFlawMajorBreakup at dating people]].
* HongKongDub: Parodied in "Daily Life of Ninjahinja".
* HypocriticalHumor: The entirety of the "Subliminal Messages" video.
** Also present in the "A Message to all Haters" video.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: "How to be Ninja", "Ninja Glare", and "Ninja Melk" stand out, but lots of his other videos have ninjas.
* IProduct: The iPod Human and the iNavigator.
* JapaneseRanguage: The personal trainers in "How to be Ninja" speak rather inconsistently this way. This carries into Hanate's appearance on Skitzo. Also counts as NWordPrivileges, since both Ryan and Sean are Japanese.
* {{Kiai}}: The first step to being a {{Ninja}} is to make loud, unnecessary sounds when you hit things.
* TheLancer: WebVideo/KevJumba is this to Ryan, as Kev is somewhat [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] while Ryan is much less serious.
** Ryan's original lancer was Sean who eventually came back and started making vids with Ryan again; promoting him back to the Lancer, albeit with several other guys who're Ryan's roommates.
* LeParkour: Parodied in "Dear Ryan: Extreme".
** Played straight quite awesomely in "Dear Ryan - Klondike Bar".
* ManChild: Discussed in "Immature Guys!"
* ManHug: In "Word of the Day: Bromance".
* ManlyTears: "Shed a Tear".
* MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay: Mostly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in "How to Be Ninja", as Ryan was actually executing some legit judo moves.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Hand motions are part of the first lesson of being Gangster, along with [[ClusterFBomb swearing in every sentence]].
** Master Ching Ching does this in "Ninja Melk" because he's played by Tarynn Nago in a mask.
* MindScrew: The aptly named "Dafuq Did I Just Watch?"
* MotorMouth: Welllooknofurtherthankstothebigbouncinginflatablegreenballyou'llnotevernothaveaballagain!
** What did he just say?
* MrFanservice: Click on one of his song parodies, "Like a Good Boy." Read the comments. Drink a glass of water every time you see a comment talking about how hot he is when he takes off his shirt in the video for just a few seconds. You will be spending a LONG time in the bathroom.
* MultinationalTeam: YTF. Ryan is Japanese. Kevin's Taiwanese. Victor Kim is Korean. Andrew is Latino. JR is Filipino. D-Trix is part-Filipino, part-Latino. Chester's half-Filipino.
* NiceGuy: Ryan and Kevin in "Nice Guys" start out as this, become jerks, and then go back after realizing girls don't like jerks.
* NoBudget: Unlike many professional Youtube stars, all his videos are done with just iMovie, a few items around the house, and a few other people. Yet he's got about 10 million subscribers and is well known throughout the internet. Heck, the videos that got them to fame were in fact amateur How-To videos that were put up on Youtube to show his friends!
* NotSoDifferent: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "Off the Pill: Music/RebeccaBlack (Music/{{Friday}})", where Ryan compares Friday to the music that he makes.
* NowHowMuchWouldYouPay: Frequently parodied, with something like "That's a $20 value, but we'll give it to you for, no, not $19.99, no, not $14.99, but $42.99!"
** In P90 Flex: "We'll give you not 4, not 3, not 2, but ONE DVD for the price for two!"
* OddNameOut: A RunningGag in the early "how to" productions.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: A bunch of seemingly stand-alone scenes in 5 Steps To Be Badass are suddenly put together at the end into a cohesive narrative.
* OneHitKill: Multiple videos, like "Dear Ryan - Extreme" and "Dear Ryan - Defeating a Ninja" show him getting defeated in one hit.
** And then he literally one hit-kills a billiards player in "Dear Ryan -Klondike Bar."
* OneOfUs: Participated in Youtube's Geek Week by making a {{Naruto}} spoof trailer.
* OnlySaneMan: Ryan is this in the Skitzo videos.
* OverlyLongGag: "I like stick, plastic stick, metal stick, tape, stick shaped like tape..."
* OverlyLongName: The Big Bouncing Inflatable Green Ball.
** Also, all of Ryan's personas in the "How to Be X" videos, like Hanate Wakuso Shiseo Tadashite Teriyaki Suzuki Honda Civic.
*** Don't forget R-Dizzle-Fo-Shizzle-Ma-Nizzle-Off-Da-Hizzle-Drizzle the gangster and Elitedarklord_dragonslayer_3.14159 the nerd.
*** [[AvertedTrope Averted]], with the emo guy whose name is "Dead.... because I killed it."
* PerpetualFrowner: PlayedForLaughs in "How to be Emo".
* PutOnABus: Ryan's sidekick, Sean. In "3,000,000 Subscribers" he made a cameo and revealed the reason he hasn't been around a lot was because of his going to college far away. He also cameoed in "2012: End of the World" and "Bromance".
** A RunningGag is that Ryan somehow "replaced" him after intentionally putting him on the bus. (This was a joke, and for some reason many people took it seriously...)
** The rest of Yabo Productions disappeared at some point, including Ryan's ex-girlfriend Tarynn.
* PokeThePoodle: In "How to be Gangster," there's a sign in the car that says "Never Drink and Drive." Cut to Ryan driving and drinking...a juice pouch.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: "I'm a Chingstah" was meant to be a parody of Asians who try to be Gangsta.
* RapidFireComedy: More like MoreDakka comedy.
* RunningGag: The [[OverlyLongName Big Bouncing Inflatable Green Ball]] shows up a lot.
*** Though not as big as Ryan and Sean remember it in "2012: End of the World."
** Anything to do with lamps. It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in one of the Skitzo videos.
** '''TEEHEE'''
* ScarsAreForever: As of the "Fruit Ninja FAIL" incident, Ryan has a scar on the bridge of his nose.
* SelfDeprecation: Engages in lots of this in "Skitzo: Reunited" where Ryan's other personas make a "How to be Ryan Higa" video.
* ShaggyDogStory: "Dear Ryan: Liar".
** "[[{{Friday}} Seven AM]] and I go back to sleep!"
* ShirtlessScene: Ryan shows off his abs in "Like a Good Boy".
** PlayedForLaughs in "Movies in Minutes: Facebook the Movie"
* ShownTheirWork: The majority of any martial arts he does that isn't StylisticSuck is real, since he's a black-belt in judo.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "Off the Pill - Arrogant People".
* SoundEffectBleep: Parodied in iNavigator.
* StealthPun: One of Ryan's segments is called "Skitzo", wherein he interacts with other character personalities which are also played by himself. Schizophrenia is a mental illness in which people may experience hearing voices or [[TalkingToThemself multiple personalities]], and it's sometimes shortened to "Schizo". [[FridgeBrilliance "Skitzo" and "Schizo" are pronounced the same]].
* StrawFeminist: Regina is made this in "Off the Pill - Feminist".
* StylisticSuck: Ryan's done very professional looking videos with the likes of Wong Fu Productions... but he still uses the scraggly wigs from his early stuff for every female character he portrays.
* ToiletHumor: "Clenching My Booty".
* {{Troll}}: "Dear Ryan - Stop Posting Videos!" was made in response to a troll comment. [[spoiler:Ryan trolled him back.]]
* TrueCompanions: Again, YTF.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: "Nice Guys" promotes it.
* MundaneMadeAwesome:
** "Dear Ryan: Extreme".
---> [[UnflinchingWalk SLOW MOTION WALKING]] [[StuffBlowingUp WITH EXPLOSIONS]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja AND NINJAS]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvlofs2W124&t=0m13s !]]
** "Dear Ryan: Epic Meal Time" applies a lot of this too, but as an AffectionateParody of the [[WebVideo/EpicMealTime title channel]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: The logic used in "How to Be Ninja".
* WorldOfPun:
** Hell, 70% of the humor is purely from puns.
** Taken UpToEleven in "The Best Joke Ever".
** "Dear Ryan: Extreme" uses every version and play on the word "kick" Ryan could find.
** And then there's possibly the most forced pun yet: Copied Right-In-Fridge Mints.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Hanate.

!!Examples From Ryan's Movie "Agents of Secret Stuff"
* ActionGirl: Taylor, near the end of the FightScene.
* {{Adorkable}}: Melvin.
* AllStarCast: All stars from [=YouTube=], anyway, were recruited for acting, special effects, and background music.
* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler: Aden and Taylor]] hear rustling in the bush before they meet lips, but [[SubvertedTrope quickly kiss]] before checking out the noise.
* TheAloner: Taylor is Aden's first and only friend.
* ApatheticTeacher: Mr. Anderson.
* ArtShift: The flashbacks are drawn in rough, grayscale cartoon-style.
* BigDamnHeroes: Agent Tracy.
* TheCameo:
** {{Smosh}}: Ian Hecox as a pervy student and Anthony Padilla as a gym class bully.
** Kassem G as Mr. Anderson.
* CassandraTruth: Aden, about his mission.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The SINS agent]] turns out to be [[spoiler: the first person Aden suspected.]]
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Agent Tracy.
* CoolOldGuy: Agent X.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Agent Tracy.
-->"It's a man's name!"
* DamselInDistress: Taylor, before [[spoiler: evolving into an ActionGirl]].
* DanceOfRomance: [[spoiler: Aden and Taylor. Supposedly, the two were going to rush to prom in order to make it happen, but upon finding out the doors have been locked, they have no qualms dancing outside, [[MoodWhiplash and then beating up a S.I.N.S. spy.]]]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: The movie shows that Ryan can do some serious acting, too. It still manages to retain his stylistic silliness, though.
* DawsonCasting: Aden is 17, but Ryan was 20 when the movie was filmed. Taylor is supposedly the same age, but Arden Cho, her actress, was around 25.
** Hell, most of the cast while you're at it. D-Trix was around Arden's age, Ian and Anthony were 23. A bit weird considering that Kassem G (Mr. Anderson) was 26.
* FallingInLoveMontage: Aden and Taylor have a lighthearted one where Taylor tries to teach Aden about regular life.
* FishOutOfWater: The entire premise is about a bred-to-kill spy having to function in a high school setting.
* FriendlessBackground: Aden.
* FunWithAcronyms: An A.S.S. must be given their H.O.L.E. ([[HehHehYouSaidX teehee]]), and the enemy of the A.S.S.es are the S.I.N.S.
* HeroStoleMyBike: Aden, in pursuit of [[spoiler: the SIN agent with Taylor]]. Too bad it didn't have training wheels.
* InsistentTerminology: It's not a birdie, it's a [[HehHehYouSaidX "shuttlecock"]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: As a rare moment of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], Aden suspects this to be the big reveal. Cue [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] of the unlikeliness and {{squick}}.
* ManChild: Aden has to ride a bike with training wheels.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Taylor to Aden.
* NoSocialSkills: Aden.
* ObliviousToLove: Aden, when Taylor wants him to ask her to the homecoming dance.
* {{Protectorate}}: Taylor's this to Aden.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: Aden has all the prowess of a superspy, but he can't ride a bike or give high-fives.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Aden.
* TakeThat: The girls in the locker room describe Aden the same way [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella describes Edward]], coming to the conclusion that Aden is indeed... a unicorn.
* TeenSuperspy: Aden's supposed to be one, but Ryan Higa [[DawsonCasting is already a young adult.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Lampshaded when Ryan fights his EvilTwin. When evil Ryan beats the real Ryan in a fist fight, he pulls out a gun to finish him off, and the real Ryan asks why he didn't just do that earlier.
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->[[{{Catchphrase}} ''TEEHEE'']]!
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