%%Please only add examples for videos posted by Diabetus himself. If it applies more to slowbeef, put it on his page.
[[caption-width-right:240:''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' have never been more awesome.]]
->''"[[VideoGame/CaptainNovolin Hello, I'm Diabetus. I have diabetes. There is nothing you should know before viewing this channel.]]"''

Ben "Diabetus" Whitfield is a Let's Player -- one of the first, in fact, originating from Website/SomethingAwful. He's known for his ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' Let's Plays, which turned into a kind of motif for him, as well as a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] run of ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin''. He hails from [[DeepSouth Alabama]] (which he [[SelfDeprecation often makes jokes about it]]), is good friends with LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}}, and has a pretty laid-back personality.

Aside from his own [=LPs=], he's also known for being the co-founder of ''WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}'', along with slowbeef.

You can find his videos [[http://bd.baldurk.org/all/default/A/diabetus here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DiabetusRP here]], and [[http://lparchive.org/search/diabetus#results here]].

'''Note:''' This page is for tropes pertaining to Diabetus's Let's Plays. Tropes pertaining to Retsupurae and ''Webcam Ward'' should go [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} here]].
!!Diabetus's Let's Plays provide examples of:
* AncientGrome: In the ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' LP, Diabetus mistakenly calls the Greek letters Alpha, Gamma, Zeta, and Omega as being part of the Latin alphabet.
* {{Angrish}}: During one of the cutbacks to his rematch with [[ThatOneBoss Yakuza]] in ''Metroid Fusion''.
* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: [[invoked]] During the ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' LP, Diabetus and slowbeef quickly get irritated with Adam's [[WallOfText constant briefings.]]
--> '''Diabetus:''' (after one particularly bad example) You patronizing little ass! I know where to go! Shut up!
* BerserkButton: When LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys had a Battletoads event during their thrown controllers panel and didn't tell Diabetus, Slowbeef and some of the crowd had to physically restrain him to keep him from storming the stage.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}."
** An older one being "Watch out for that [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Beamos]]!"
* ChirpingCrickets: Spliced in by Diabetus as reaction to a particularly bad joke told by slowbeef in the ''Metroid Fusion'' LP.
* ContinuityNod: [=MeccaPrime=] had previously done a 0% run of ''Metroid Fusion'' alongside Diabetus' LP of the game. Later, when Mecca did a 100% run LP of the game, Diabetus guest-hosted... for the video which featured the Yakuza fight, complete with a black-and-white cutaway of Diabetus' [[{{Angrish}} gibberish-filled]] rematch from his own LP.
* CouchGag: Every video of his ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' LP begins with a "space/face" pun due to every video opening on said game's {{Faceship}}. [[LamePunReaction His guests are usually not very impressed.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: If something manages to get Diabetus' voice to rise, something's going on.
* DeepSouth: His Alabama heritage is a recurring subject of jokes.
* [[HumanPopsicle Draconian Popsicle]]: In the ''Fusion'' LP, 'Ridley's' interjections always end with a mention of just how cold he is.
* FireForgedFriends: Inverted with the ''Parallel Worlds'' LP. As the LP goes on, Zomodok and Diabetus both get more antagonistic with each other. It's PlayedForLaughs, but still.
* ForcedMeme: Betus keeps trying to make "cazh" (short for "casual") a thing, much to [[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} slowbeef's]] annoyance.
* HeroicBSOD: Done rather literally in the ''Metroid Fusion'' LP. After Diabetus forgets to save after defeating [[ThatOneBoss Yakuza]] and gets sent back before the boss fight, the video immediately cuts to a test pattern and ends.
* HourglassPlot: The entirety of the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Parallel Worlds]]'' LP. Zomodok goes through the motions of getting frustrated and driven into hysterics by the game's difficulty while Diabetus pokes fun at him for it. Then when Diabetus takes over as the player, Zomodok returns as a guest in one of the final videos reveling in Diabetus's frustration by poking fun at him for it.
* TheLancer: To slowbeef in their Retsupraes.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Slowbeef and Diabetus occasionally. Especially during the Fusion LP.
* ManipulativeEditing: [[PlayedForLaughs Plays this for laughs]] in some of his [=LPs=].
* ManOfAThousandVoices: A recurring talent of his during commentary.
* MeaningfulName: Diabetus does, in fact, have diabetes.
* NotSoStoic: Diabetus losing composure is a rare thing to hear. Good examples are his participation in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yh6mYf80FY this race]] of ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'', and [[http://lparchive.org/Legend-of-Zelda-Parallel-Worlds/ these videos]] of him playing a brutal romhack of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin'' LP has the three players pretending to know nothing about diabetes.
* OnceAnEpisode: In his VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 LP, every episode opens with a face related pun.
* PercussiveMaintenance: In Fusion, Diabetus compares shooting the malfunctioning atmospheric stabilizers in Sector One to thumping a television.
* PungeonMaster: Tends to crack puns at every opportunity to a point when characters from ''Super Mario Galaxy 2'' start making them, he claims to have hacked the game to make it happen.
* RelaxOVision: Used during Diabetus's run of ''Parallel Worlds'' during a particular vexing point where [[UnwinnableByMistake a door doesn't open and traps him inside a room]], forcing him to restart. But not before going on a seething tirade interspersed with this trope. Bonus points for using footage by the [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} trope namer]].
* RunningGag: Diabetus is often associated with ''Battletoads'' after he played the first game and ''Battlemaniacs''.
* ShoutOut: The playlist for his ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' let's play is called [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to Super Mario Galaxy 2]], and the LP itself is JustForFun/FortyTwo videos long.
* TakeUpMySword: During his stint as fellow goon Zomodok's co-commentator for ''Let's Play Parallel Worlds'' (a stupidly hard romhack of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''), he takes over the entire Let's Play when Zomodok [[RageQuit opts out of playing the rest of the second quest]].
* TrainingMontage: In the final stage of ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} in Battlemaniacs'', Diabetus tries to train for it by playing various other {{UsefulNotes/SNES}} games, like ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', ''VideoGame/MegaManX1'', [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and]] ''VideoGame/CaptainNovolin''.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Zomodok and Diabetus in the ''Parallel Worlds'' LP. Amusingly, it didn't start that way as they were both fairly amiable with each other at the LP's beginning, with the difficulty of the hack slowly driving a stake between them.