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->''"Hullo, this is [=HCBailly=]. And welcome back to Let's Play (title of game, always emphasized as if pronounced with three syllables)!"''
-->-- The opening of just about '''every single LP video he has ever made'''.

[=HCBailly=] produces [[LetsPlay Let's Play]] video series on Website/YouTube for many [[EasternRPG Eastern RPG]] and S/NES-age [[ActionRPG Action RPG]] video games. Most of his [=LPs=] are for Squaresoft, Enix, and Square-Enix games, with the bulk of his library consisting in games from the 8- and 16-bit eras; however as shown in the list below, he has done [=LPs=] for games from other publishers and for other consoles as well, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' being his first HD [=LP=].

The focus in his [=LPs=] lies mainly on information and completeness; as the channel description quote indicates, they are quite similar to a {{walkthrough}}, though they still contain the humour, opinions and [[FridgeLogic fridge observations]] usually found in Let's Plays. All of his series are for games he has played numerous times before, not only in his childhood (as with the older classics), but also in preparatory test-runs for the [=LP=] series. Having familiarized himself with these games, his [=LPs=] typically exemplify all the methods and secrets needed to achieve HundredPercentCompletion and [[GameBreaker Game-Breaking]] allocations of stats and resources, with minimal to zero LevelGrinding whenever possible. He even explains how the game works and takes time to figure out how they work; which will help others play the game.

He also composed songs on ''VideoGame/MarioPaint''.

His real name is Henri Carl Bailly. He revealed what H means in his ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' LP, and he revealed what the C meant in his very first episode of ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' ([[SignatureStyle surprisingly]], it didn't turn out to be '{{Cliffhanger}}' or '{{Catchphrase}}').

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/hcbailly?blend=1&ob=4#g/a His channel.]] He is also a member of TheGameStation.

Has a page for all his catchphrases right over ''[[{{CatchPhrase/HCBailly}} heeeere]].''
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!!Games he's played, in alphabetical order:
* VideoGame/ActRaiser
* VideoGame/{{Arcana}}
* VideoGame/BreathOfFireI
* VideoGame/ChronoCross
* VideoGame/ChronoTrigger
* VideoGame/ChronoTrigger DS
* VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}
* Crystal Warriors
* [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Dragon Quest/Warrior]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonQuestII Dragon Quest/Warrior II]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIII Dragon Quest/Warrior III]]
* VideoGame/DragonQuestIV DS and (some of the) NES versions
* VideoGame/DragonQuestV DS version
* VideoGame/{{Faxanadu}}
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyI
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Complete Collection
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears Final Fantasy IV CC: The Interlude]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears Final Fantasy IV CC: The After Years]]
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyV
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyX HD
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure
* [[VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa The Final Fantasy Legend]]
* [[VideoGame/SaGa2 Final Fantasy Legend II]]
* [[VideoGame/SaGa3 Final Fantasy Legend III]]
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics
* VideoGame/HexyzForce
* VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia
* VideoGame/KnyttStories
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI (both First and Second Quest)
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening
* VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames
* VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom
* VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals
* VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Playstation and (some of the) Sega CD versions
* VideoGame/{{NIER}} (April Fools' Day 2013)
* VideoGame/RadiantHistoria
* VideoGame/SecretOfMana (with his brother, JB)
* SeikenDensetsu3 (with his brother, JB) (two playthroughs)
* VideoGame/StarTropics
* SoulBlazer
* Videogame/SuperMarioRPG (Ongoing Main LP)
* VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}
* VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou (April Fools' Day 2012)
* VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink

!!Games in preparation, in alphabetical order:
* VideoGame/DragonQuestVI
* VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3 (alternate parties) (Planned Side LP)

!!Games he's highly considering Let's Plays for, in alphabetical order:
* VideoGame/{{Alundra}} (Planned Side LP)
* VideoGame/BreathOfFireII, maybe [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII III]] and [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV IV]]
* VideoGame/DragonQuestVII, [[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII VIII]], [[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Final Fantasy IV DS]] (Planned Main LP)
* FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight (Planned Side LP)
* Other TheLegendOfZelda games
* ParasiteEve (Planned Side LP)
* SecretOfEvermore (Planned Side LP)
* The7thSaga (Planned Side LP)
* VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}
* VideoGame/{{Ys}}
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!!His Let's Plays provide examples of:

* OneHundredPercentCompletion: He tries to do everything from a game he plays. Sidequests, endings, all that jazz. Maybe he can ignore minor things that aren't totally worth showing it off, but he can mention those things out, in case other players would be interested in doing it.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Mentioned during VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII regarding 12-year old players and the resident InnocentFanserviceGirl.
* AfraidOfBlood: In his own words, he tends to get "freaked out" by gore, and realistic violence.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Often referenced.
-->As we all know, rumours and legends in jRPGs are always 100% accurate.
* AlternateEnding: To the second-to-last episode of the ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'' LP, in which HC and the boss have a funny conversation.
** Though not exactly an ending, there's an alternate ''entire video'' of what [[ItWasHisSled the death of]] [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aerith]] would've been like if HC was talking throughout the whole thing like normal.
** He does an alternate cut of his reaction to Golbez's introduction where he makes jokes the whole time.
** And so he did with one of the biggest moments in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', [[spoiler:when Galuf dies at the hands of Exdeath]], and in [[LunarTheSilverStar Lunar]], when [[spoiler:Ghaleon reveals himself as the [[BigBad main villain]] of the game and kidnaps Luna]].
* AntiClimaxBoss: In-Universe, his opinion of VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII's final boss.
-->"It's time for the ''joke'' final battle!"
* AprilFools: Played ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''... for all of one video.
* AristocratsAreEvil:
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLnEA6bDDBQ Has there ever been a duke that was good in a work of fiction?]]
* [[AuthorAppeal Uploader Appeal]]: Green hair, like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Rydia]].
** He's also mentioned that he can give a game that's not very good a pass as long as it has good battle mechanics, witty dialogue, fun puzzles to solve, fun exploration, or a great soundtrack.
** Then there's if the game allows you to tank damage or if there's an ice level.
** Many of the games he lets plays in general are games he likes - and in fact, some consider this a very good trait for a [=LetsPlayer=] to have[[hottip:*:Fans of a game tend to do the most research about it and are usually more happy to share it, whereas someone playing a game they legitimately ''hate'' will tend to skip over a lot because they don't care.]]
* AxCrazy: A little bit.
-->"You get to live. ... For now."
* BadassMustache: Not HC, but [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Yang]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Cyan]], whose mustaches HC takes time to compliment (and rightfully so).
* BerserkButton: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Guardian Acorns]].
** [[TakenForGranite Cockatrices]]. No matter which game they're in.
** A more serious example is that he doesn't take kindly to insults or arguments in his comments section, and won't hesitate to block people for them.
*** This is a case of TropesAreNotBad, as now his comments section and fanbase are usually on good behavior, as opposed to the rest of Youtube.
** JB has one in the form of [[SeikenDensetsu3 Dream Seed Herbs]]. Likely because he always has to stop what he's doing so HC can make sure they get one, whether or not they really need to.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Wakka's]] [[FantasticRacism attitude]] toward the Al Bhed sets him off. See also TooSoon.
* BigNo: When he obtains a Guardian Acorn.
** In the VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII LP, [[spoiler: he let one out after accidentally reflecting Renew off himself onto Ultima.]]
** And speaking of notable [[BigNo noes]], in the VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI LP, while the party members were following [[PaperThinDisguise Gerad]], he accidentally told the Ship Captain in the ship from South Figaro to go back to Nikeah. HilarityEnsues.
* BigWordShout: '''''GAAAAAAAAAAAAME!'''''
* BigYes: Often, when defeating [[BonusBoss various]] [[FinalBoss bosses]] at critical health.
* BlessedWithSuck The aforementioned 'Bailly Curse'. Grants immortality, but has serious drawbacks.
** CursedWithAwesome: He has mentioned some beneficial effects to the curse.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: [[{{LampshadeHanging}} Lampshades]] instances of poor translation.
** He's a bit picky about how to spell the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Dwarven greeting]] whenever it's used in games.
* BrickJoke: During one episode of SeikenDensetsu3, JB has something to say at the start and end of the video.
-->'''Beginning:'''
-->'''HC:''' Hullo, this is HC Bailly.
-->'''JB:''' And I'm having a nice, tasty beverage.
-->'''Ending:'''
-->'''HC:''' I'm HC Bailly.
-->'''JB:''' And my drink's empty...
-->'''HC:''' Signing off. Have a good day!
* ButThouMust: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded to the point of being a]] {{catch phrase}}.
* CatchPhrase: Way too many one might argue, [[{{CatchPhrase/HCBailly}} that now have its own page]].
** He's always getting more, usually about one to four new ones per LP. Whether or not they stick afterwards varies.
** His brother even gets in on the action:
-->'''HC:''' ''(mentions not wanting to do something)''
-->'''JB:''' Quit being a wussy.
*** Both acknowledge that it's from a movie and that he'd adopted the phrase.
* ChainReactionDestruction:
-->Like all good bosses, he (explodes/melts/shatters/...)
* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: Has a bit of an accent, which is especially noticeable when doing his impression of fellow Chicago native Creator/BillMurray, particularly in one of his favorite movies, ''Film/GroundhogDay''.
* ChildHater: Definitely not a hater, but rather he just doesn't care for real life children. Twice he scoffed when a parent told their kid that when [[spoiler: the Younglings]] died in StarWars, they were [[HesJustHiding not dead]]. He's also said numerous times he didn't want to have kids, because according to his ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' LP, he didn't consider having children a good "[[UnusualEuphemism return on investment]]".
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Darn near every video, even his FAQ on himself. He really, really enjoys these.
** Notable subversion, in one episode of ''SeikenDensetsu3'', HC is just about to do a cliffhanger, when JB accidentally walks into the next area of the level, causing HC to have to extend the episode with a boss fight.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: At one point in SeikenDensetsu3, he doesn't know why monsters in a certain elemental environment wouldn't be weak to their respective element, thinking they're weaker from heavy exposure to it. JB tries to tell him why, but ultimately abandons it.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Points them out and occasionally creates his own, i.e. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4pA8JP_FYA#t=1m50s here]]. [[invoked]]
* CurbStompBattle: Makes short work of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cagnazzo]], thanks mostly to Tellah's spells.
* DeadpanSnarker: His brother pulls this off whenever he's around.
* DemonicSpiders: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Cockatrices]], [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Red Magi]], [[VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals Ashasins]] [[invoked]], [[VideoGame/DragonQuestII Green Dragons and Gold Batboons]], between others.
* {{Dissimile}}: Some of his "X are like Y. Except they kill you!" similes.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: A recurring incident in ''Disgaea'', particularly with Nosgard (a [[PlayerMooks gunner]]). He keeps killing enemies when HC just wants him to weaken them instead.
* DullSurprise: Part of his mild EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: "And we get a (treasure), yaaay." [[TheComicallySerious Not that it wasn't still funny]]...
** He mocks VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII doing this in his LP.
-->'''Penelo:''' ''(monotone)'' It's been a long time since we did anything together. Too long. I had a really good time.
-->'''HC:''' ''(equally monotone)'' [[SarcasmMode You sound like it.]]
-->'''Penelo:''' ''(still monotone)'' Well, I should probably be getting back to the store. Actually, I was kinda supposed to be watching the place for Migelo.
-->'''HC:''' ''(also still monotone)'' [[DeadpanSnarker I could almost raise my voice half an octave, I'm so excited.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: HC got more animated and stopped cutting to clips as time went on.
** Having a few videos deleted for copyright reasons kind of soured him on using movie/tv clips.
* EvilLaugh: Whenever he ends on a cliffhanger and is feeling particularly troll-ish that day.
** Whenever he utterly obliterates an enemy.
** JB has a quiet one.
* TheFaceless: He was this for a long time, but finally [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HCBailly?feature=watch averted]].
* FanonDiscontinuity: In-universe.
-->'''HC''': New to VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII: there are no random battles anymore. Well, technically, maybe [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI the last game]] didn't have it, but I pretend that game doesn't exist like the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Zelda CDI]] games.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He often foreshadows what'll happen in other games; as well as what might happen in the future. Commonly, he says "If only there was some way I could get past this obstacle/some power that would do this/weapon that would help my situation."
** Often he will make a pun that relates to something he will be doing so that those familiar with the game know what to expect without ruining it for newcomers.
* FourPointScale: During the credits, he reviews the game he just played, and a 7 is about the lowest he ever goes. Though it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since he only plays games that he really likes.
* FridgeLogic: A mini-rant about how useless a dragoon's heavy armor would be if they're always jumping out of range of enemy attacks. [[invoked]]
** In ''The After Years'', he points out that if Yang's ship had lost speed because of damage, that would be fine. Instead, the ship is losing speed because the [[AnachronismStew fuel tank]] has been damaged. On a ''sailing ship.'' Cue HeadDesk, [[RuleOfThree three times]].
* FunWithAcronyms: During SeikenDensetsu3, HC tells his brother to kill a certain enemy last because of the item they'd drop. JB tries to explain it, but it goes right over his head.
-->'''JB:''' There's always some PO[[PrecisionFStrike S]] item you have to get.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In one bit during SeikenDensetsu3 in Hawk and Lise's storyline, HC is talking like usual, and JB has his character start pushing around a bird that's been following them.
** At the ends of some of their videos together, JB has his character do a little dance. Lampshaded and enforced on one occasion.
** Every so often one (or both) of his cats will jump on the table (presumably where the computer is located) or otherwise cause a distraction and/or interrupt what's going on, much to HC's annoyance.
* GameBreaker: To a certain extent he will use these (when he deems it fair), sometimes to great comedic effect. [[invoked]]
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' he does use the card game and Junction System to dramatic effect, remarking at one point (in configuring an ''extreme'' boost to everyone's [=HP=] levels), "I just '''''BROKE''''' the game." He did however not go so far as to attain the game's ultimate DiskOneNuke -- obtaining the InfinityPlusOneSword literally ''[[SequenceBreaking on disk one]]'' of a linear, four-disk game -- as he viewed that as ''a little'' over the top.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Discussed for laughs regarding a ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' BadEnding where [[spoiler:[[TheMedic Marco]] betrays and kills the entire party]] in regard to his low damage output.
* GenreBlindness: He often fakes this to prevent spoilers.
* GoodBadTranslation: Probably the only reason why [[VideoGame/{{Terranigma}} "Ark is a caring soul"]] exists, thus is enjoyed by LetsPlay/HCBailly to the point of being a {{running gag}} for the ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' LP and a few cameos in other ones.
* TheGoodKing: Jokes about being having his own kingdom and ruling it rather fairly.
* TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches: Often makes reference to this.
* HeadDesk: This is how he responds to some of the dumber revelations and events in his [=LPs=]. Since his VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX LP, it usually happens [[OnceAnEpisode once per LP]].
** His brother does this too when his brother's jokes get ''really'' cheesy.
* HehHehYouSaidX: Not very often, but...
-->Voice: Who is [[AccidentalInnuendo arousing]] me from my sleep?
-->LetsPlay/HCBailly: [[CovertPervert Heheh]].
* HeroicBSOD: He sometimes derogatorily calls this "emo mode".
* HilariousOuttakes: Some for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', in which HC drops a ClusterFBomb.
** The AlternateEnding to one of the ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'' videos, as described above.
* IncrediblyLamePun:
** "Piece of Powdah" (with powder, as opposed to the usual "[[LinksAwakening Piece of Powah]]").
** The ''SeikenDensetsu3'' co-op [=LPs=] with his brother contain a running gag, usually like this:
-->HC: And she cried.
-->JB: How hard should I punch him, viewers?
** Three so far in VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV: Complete Collection, each of them doubling as cliffhangers and [[{{Foreshadowing}} thinly-veiled spoilers]]:
-->'''HC''': Or will Baron throw a MONK-ey wrench into our plans? [[spoiler:''(foreshadowing the fight against Yang in Baron)'']]
-->'''HC''': Or will Baron's army deliver us a ''crushing'' defeat? [[spoiler:''(foreshadowing Cagnazzo's attempt at ending the lives of the heroes)'']]
-->'''HC''': Can this game get any ''edgier''? [[spoiler: ''(foreshadowing the arrival of Edge, a ninja of Eblan)'']]
** [[RunningGag He grows increasingly exasperated]] with the use of these in VideoGame/DragonQuestIV.
** In the VideoGame/DragonQuestV LP, there was a pun to end all the puns: [[spoiler:Dr Agon]]. Cue HeadDesk.
** One in VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII, doubling as a CallBack to VideoGame/FinalFantasyI
-->'''HC''': But can we defeat the mighty Marilith? Or will she 'Kary' us home in a body bag?
* InformedFlaw: Detractors claim that Mr. Bailly suffers from SmallNameBigEgo... which is a trait present in exactly zero of his videos unless done as a joke. Perhaps in personal dealings with him in the comments, but even then more often or not they were the ones causing problems in the first place.
** He does have a naturally smug-sounding voice, but that's hardly his fault.
** WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} characterizes him as being fat and sort of a BasementDweller... out of nowhere.
* InsistentTerminology: Insists on calling a Piece of Heart a "[[LinksAwakening Piece of Powah]]".
* InsurmountableWaistHeightFence: He complains about the impossibility to "do things the old fashioned way" (simply breaking a door down) in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLEhzTFbPs0 here]].
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: When he says 'ether', he does not give the first E the long E sound. This was changed and lampshaded when he played ''ALinkToThePast''.
** Certain cases during VideoGame/ChronoTrigger, including the main character's name. HC being HC, he naturally lampshades it.
** Pronounced [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]]'s name as "yuffy", and lampshaded it.
* KindHeartedCatLover: Has two of his own, Lenny and Stripe, whom he talks about from time to time.
* LargeHam: When he wants to be. Especially when saying "He's weak to [ICE!/FIRE!/THUNDER!/WATER!/...]". Otherwise, he often warns his viewers that they should turn down the volume
* LethalLavaLand: Discussed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVyEIu1T2KI#t=320s here]].
-->I don't know why lava is so popular in video games...
* LetsPlay: [[CaptainObvious Yeah]], but occasionally posts videos about his progress in random games like VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}, or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TuKb09fVrA FAQ Me]]" videos in which he answers questions asked by his viewers, or his occasional blog videos.
* LevelGrinding: Usually averted. He demonstrates stat- and resource-allocations which allow you to bypass grinding, assuming you engage (rather than run from) all the enemies randomly encountered while traveling from Point A to Point B and during dungeon exploration.
** With [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI older]] [[VideoGame/DragonQuestII RPGs]] which necessitate grinding, he will lampshade it in the opening: "Are you ready for '''''massive level grinding??!!'''''"
** In his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' [=LP=], which requires some targeted grinding, he conveniently breaks the grinding down into neat little evenly spaced 5-10 minute portions so that it's ... less of a grind. Thanks HC!
* MadeOfIron: {{Lampshaded}} with RPG characters, who can apparently survive any fall or explosion.
* ManBehindTheMan: He often talks about the "bad guy" and the "''real'' bad guy", especially in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games. [[invoked]]
* MillionToOneChance: After playing the various incarnations and sequels of VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV a combined total of 40+ times over the course of his life, he gets TWO [[RareRandomDrop Cockatrice summons]] in the PSP version of VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears ON CAMERA without going out of his way to find them.
* MoodWhiplash: Mentioned by name by him during his LetsPlay of [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Disgaea]], in reference to the change in tone between episode 7 and episode 8.
-->'''HCBailly''': How did we go from [[spoiler: a horse wiener]] in one episode to...''[[TearJerker this]]''?
* MostAnnoyingSound: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JYK5afm010 Delita's reed flute]] was this to him in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''. [[invoked]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome: In ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''.
--> '''NPC''': Woah, I guess the war started while we were having our epic battle.
--> '''LetsPlay/HCBailly''': Our epic staring contest. Next, we will play... ''{{beat}}'' ...'''table tennis'''.
* {{Narm}}: In-universe, he uses this term to refer to [[spoiler: Thursday's temporary]] death scene in ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''.
* NewsTravelsFast: He often references this, for example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY7WRm151mQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=280s here]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He often discusses and criticizes this trope.
-->[[TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches As you all know, in RPGs]] you'd be better off if you just never got involved in the plot at all, because the villain is trying to manipulate you into helping them.
* NostalgiaFilter:
** He often has these mocking spiels of "Back in my day, we....and ''WE LIKED IT''!". However, averted when, during ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'', he went on a spiel about how there were no save points mid-dungeon and if you died at the boss, you had to trek ''all the way through'' the dungeon again. Right as he's about to say that they liked it, he interrupts himself and says, "Actually...no, we didn't."
** His word on most modern JRPG's in general. He does play them and like some, but it's clear as day that he finds [[SturgeonsLaw a good majority of them]] to be inferior to the {{SNES}}-era ones.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: LetsPlay/HCBailly will often feign ignorance to the plot of the game he is playing, even though he has already played the game numerous times in preparation for the LetsPlay, so that he doesn't spoil future events.
-->'''HC:''' I'm sure that's not true.
* OpeningNarration: See the first page quote.
* OverlyLongFightingAnimation: He usually fast-forwards these.
* PaperThinDisguise: He [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the use of this trope in TheAfterYears for The ''Hooded Man'' and the ''Man in Black'', [[spoiler: which are Kain and Golbez, respectively]].
-->'''HC:''' Oh, ''blow me'' if you don't know who [the Man in Black] is!
* PerformanceAnxiety: Unintentionally averted. [[CatchPhrase "I made that look a LOT easier than it actually is."]]
** But also, on occasion, played straight. ''GAAAAAAAAAMMMMME!''
** In his ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' LP:
-->"It has a 94% chance of hitting, so it should--"
-->''*Missed!*''
-->'''''WHAT THE HELL, GAME?!?!?''''' ''(he had to dampen the sound so it didn't damage anyone else's speakers.)''
* PerverseSexualLust: "Oh that's so hot..."
** Sometimes played for laughs.
* PetPeeveTrope: InUniverse. Plots with the motif of people being manipulated. Not to the point of being a BerserkButton, but [[PetPeeveTrope he does actively dislike it.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Tends to gravitate towards fire elementals when given the choice between different elements (in situations where attacking power is the only part that matters).
* PlugNPlayFriends: He briefly ponders about this at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arVCWJTlz6I this]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' episode.
* PortingDisaster: Minor one, in-universe. He considers the GameboyColor remake of ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'' to be far inferior to the original.
* PowerPerversionPotential: In his RadiantHistoria LetsPlay he mentions that, if he was [[TheHero Stocke]], he would use his time-travelling powers to have sex with [[HelloNurse Raynie]] over, and over...
* PowerupLetdown: He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDigtTSQbWM hates]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Guardian Acorns]], mainly because they change the music.
** [[FridgeLogic Even though the Piece of Power plays the exact same music]], ''[[FridgeLogic and]]'' [[FridgeLogic he loves to tank....]]
* PrecisionFStrike: On rare occasions; it varies. He sometimes refers to his cuss-word per-series quota. The rarity of him cussing has made his fans make up text lines like "When LetsPlay/HCBailly cusses a volcano erupts somewhere on Earth".
** Massively subverted in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyAKl_14X9w Final Fantasy Deleted Scenes]] in which he turns it into a ClusterFBomb
** Laid [[UpToEleven THREE glorious F-Bombs]] near the end of his VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII [=LP=].
-->'''HC:''' [[LargeHam FUCK YOU AND DIE!]]
-->'''HC:''' YOU'RE FUCKING KIDDING ME! [[spoiler: [[ChekhovsGun THE OWL?! THE OWL IS THE REAL FINAL BOSS?!]] REALLY, GAME?!]]
-->'''HC:''' [[OneWingedAngel What the fuck is that?!]]]]
** During the LP of VideoGame/FinalFantasyV, he pulled an AtomicFBomb, with his impression about [[spoiler:Exdeath revealing itself when he was disguised as a splinter, to show he survived the last battle against the heroes]].
-->'''HC:''' YOU'RE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] KIDDING ME! [[spoiler:He disguised himself as a splinter, because he was a tree!]] Come on, game! Come on! What the hell!? [[spoiler:We defeated him already!]]
** A rather notable moment was in the instance of DeusExMachina in VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII:
-->'''HC:''' YOU'RE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] KIDDING ME! A SPACESHIP?! Right THERE?! Waiting for us?! In our general direction?! Of course! Why not?!
** One so far in RadiantHistoria:
-->'''HC:''' Really game? Really? The fate of the world hangs in the balance depending on who I choose to watch the [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] FIRE. This is ludicrous!
** And who can forget his suffering about rebuilding the bridge to Arus in the [[VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom Lufia]] LP?
-->'''HC:''' YOU'RE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] [[RunningGag KIDDING ME]]! WHY!? Just fix the damn bridge!! What's wrong with you?
* PreviouslyOn: When recapping a previous video's events, he usually plays small clips with movie quotes, or maybe even just with movie quotes. Like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kWZJBmI0p8 this one]] for VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI.
** After a certain point, he doesn't put clips of movies due to copyright issues. Ever then, he has made some, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Doh6q2HnZr8 this]] for the VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV: The Complete Collection LP, to prove he doesn't need clips to reference movie quotes or such. Averted for the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX FFX LP]], in which he uses the [[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!]] clip.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Generally does a variation of this whenever he says the name of the game he's currently playing in his videos.
** In SeikenDensetsu3, one antagonist cannot be killed or else a sympathetic character will also be killed due to a curse.
-->'''HC:''' Wouldn't she be a lot easier to kill?
-->'''JB:''' Not really preferable.
-->'''HC:''' Of course not, but the world's coming to an end. Gotta do what you gotta do. Take one for the team!
-->'''JB:''' ... Not. Really. Preferable.
* RedOniBlueOni: When he and his brother record, they have this dynamic, though downplayed. HC is more prone to outbursts and JB is TheQuietOne.
* RedemptionDemotion: Discussed.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7FOzYkCbw#t=12m45s Because, as we all know, when we're fighting our friends, they're more powerful as an enemy than they are when they join our party! Absolutely!]]
* WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: A target of a couple of their videos. One of their more BaseBreaker videos, given there seem to be more people in the comments defending him than usual.
* TheReveal: In his FAQ video, he showed a picture of himself from a few years previously. Then on 2012 new year, he finally shows his face to his fans, who have been wondering for a long time. The page image might have spoiled it though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YxaxTBwv0 Here you go]].
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder: His "Don't answer that, viewers" catchphrase is either used in this context or after (not-so?) AccidentalInnuendo.
* RuleThirtyFour: JB guesses that this applies to HC now that he's shown his face.
* RunningGag: For a few episodes in a row during the SeikenDensetsu3 LP, it will open like this:
-->'''HC:''' Hello, I'm LetsPlay/HCBailly.
-->'''JB:''' And I'm ''(something different each time)''.
** In his VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics LP, his frustration that the [[RandomNumberGod Random Number Generator refuses to work in his favour]].
-->'''HC:''' I hate the Laws of Probability!
** In ''VideoGame/HexyzForce'', HC temporarily stops to insert a "facepalm counter" whenever Cecilia makes a FacePalm.
** See also his CatchPhrase page, since some of these are running gags.
* TheScrappy: Doesn't care for [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cait Sith]]. [[invoked]]
* ScrappyLevel: The cave to Arus in ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'', but mentions how it's the only truly low point of the game compared to everything else and isn't too long. [[invoked]]
* ScrappyMechanic: Randomly generated dungeons and the aforementioned [[PowerupLetdown Guardian Acorns]]. [[invoked]]
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'': he doesn't mind the Tactics system of the NES version as much as other people seem to. [[spoiler: For those curious, in the NES version of the game, you could not directly control anyone aside from the main character in Chapter 5, so you had to set their Tactics instead.]]
* SelfDeprecation: His intro to the beginning of the ''Dragon Quest IV'' LP.
-->"And now, for another edition of Square-Enix Fanboy."
* {{Sequelitis}}: He feels that despite the pros of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' over its predecessor, the cons outweigh them. [[invoked]]
* ShoutOut: So, ''so'' many. Has stated in one episode that he can rattle off ShoutOut after ShoutOut without even trying.
** That said, he does reference certain things more than others. More recurrent shout outs are to, ''StarWars'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and ''CodeGeass''.
** If he misses a shout out, JB Bailly will likely make it.
*** '''JB''': And I'm a ninja! [[{{Naruto}} Believe it!]]
** And he's even made [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] [[AchievementsInIgnorance without even recognizing where they came from]].
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Prefers these for their often relaxing atmosphere.
* SoundOfNoDamage: He [[MostWonderfulSound enjoys hearing these]] (as long as they're caused by ''his'' immunity and not that of an enemy).
-->I just love that "ding" sound my barrier makes. It reminds me that I'm invincible.
* SpecialGuest: On rare occasions his brother joins in the recording.
* StealthPun:
** He's very prone to making these to support a CliffHanger.
** "Now you're both [[LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab deceased crabs]]." ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7D8_YJl_6w Link to the Past episode 6, 1:14]])
* StoneWall: Likes to tank, as in having a character take all the damage on behalf of other teammates in games.
* SupportingProtagonist: In a way. During SeikenDensetsu3, in Lise and Hawk's storyline, HC plays as Hawk, who wasn't chosen as the first character, therefore it's more Lise's story than Hawk's. Despite being "player 2", HC is still the one leading the game (though he did play as Lise until there were more characters). Then they switched.
* TakeThat: He often gives {{Take That}}s to other games but also ones he even ''likes''.
** More traditionally, he's fond of picking on ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. And he delivered an extended take that to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' during Hawk's intro of the SeikenDensetsu3 LP., telling his brother that he's lucky to have not played it.
*** Taken even further by [[AprilFools pretending]] to Let's Play that game and mocking it all the while.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: He eventually decides on marrying Debora in his VideoGame/DragonQuestV LP.]]
** Subverted. [[spoiler:He only picked Debora just for the sake of demonstration, and then, in the next episode, cue SnapBack to moments before the decision on who HC should choose. His real choice was Bianca]].
* TakeYourTime: [[{{Catchphrase}} Of course the best time to do sidequests is when the world's in grave danger/imminent danger,]] [[LampshadeHanging absolutely!]]
** During any of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'''s numerous cliff-hangers: [[CatchPhrase "What better time for some]] ''[[CatchPhrase triiiiple-triiiad?!"]]''
* {{Talk to Everyone}}: He calls it "''VideoGame/StarTropics'' Syndrome".
* TearJerker: Exploited. [[invoked]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmJN4CVvx84#t=15m07s "If you can still have a good day after hearing this music]], [[YouMonster you're a monster"]].
* TheTeetotaler
* ThatCameOutWrong: To his cat during ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV''.
-->"Oh what, you want out of the room now? You wanted so bad in my room to sleep with me... [[GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter ON MY BED! Not...]] Never mind...
** During a cliffhanger in episode #35 of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''.
-->"Looks like we're finally going to be a parent. Is it a boy? A girl? Or [[{{Hermaphrodite}} bo]][[DoubleEntendre th]]..." (cue [[{{Beat}} awkward silence]])
** And again in the finale of that game.
-->"I had to get some of that childhood booty! ''({{Beat}})'' Childhood ''friend'' booty."
* ThatOneSidequest: The mini game with Cid in the Desert Palace. [[invoked]]
** He will sometimes index these in separate appendix videos rather than in the main [=LPs=].
* ThrowTheDogABone: He admits that the ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'' remake did at least give better background information.
* TooAwesomeToUse:
** He [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tTcu6bieww says this]] about [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Megalixirs]]. [[invoked]]
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUv_UlMQsM Let's Play Final Fantasy Tactics #71]] he calls Elixirs "part of the 'too good to use' club". [[invoked]]
* TooSoon: In-Universe example. During the FFX LP, [[spoiler:after the destruction of Home, [[FantasticRacism Wakka was happy about this]], and even mentioned this event was like happy fireworks. Rikku was offended about that one.]] Cue HeadDesk and a request from HC so [[spoiler:Wakka shuts up his mouth]].
* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite]] {{Video Game}}: VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV. He does reference it a lot more than other games he's played.
* {{Troll}}: He accuses ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' of being this after one of the game's multiple [[BadEnding Bad Endings]], [[spoiler: in which Marco kills everyone in response to one of his old friends being accused of spying and being captured.]]
--> [[spoiler: '''LetsPlay/HCBailly''': MARCO?! You're the one who killed everyone?! *FaceDesk, 3 times* [[GameplayAndStorySegregation ...You have the worst DPS in the game!]] So...choosing to turn in Mimel caused Marco to SNAP, KILL everyone, and bring the world to an end! Now the game's just [[{{Troll}} trolling]] me!]]
** He claims to be doing this himself when he uploads a video of the remake of ''VideoGame/{{Crystalis}}'' mainly to point out its inferiority to the original.
** He says he's doing this to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic brony]] haters in the comments section of VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Complete Part 44.
* TrollingCreator: "Have a good day, viewers... [[CliffHanger if you can!!]] [[EvilLaugh Mwahahahahahahaha...]] [[invoked]]
* UpdatedRerelease: He redid his ''VideoGame/{{Arcana}}'' LP, after doing it once as one of his first Let's Plays, long ago.
* VillainTeleportation: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=606EA3XHTAo Here]] he wonders about the bad guys' tendency of teleporting out when defeated. Also lampshaded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGfIMhKyuWk here]].
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiEH5QaRzTo How many teleports is that now?]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: InUniverse, his opinion of ''SoulBlazer'', to a much greater extent, ''IllusionOfGaia'', and even moreso ''VideoGame/NieR''.
--> '''LetsPlay/HCBailly''' ''(in his forum, imagining how he'd comment the game in a LetsPlay)'': Did ''IllusionOfGaia'' make too much sense for you?
* WhenIWasYourAge: Often used in a minor manner but once more prominently in his VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII LP.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: A variation of this is said for his monthly PrecisionFStrike (S strike in this case), during ''IllusionOfGaia'' during the scene after [[spoiler: Hamlet]] died.
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief:
-->Suspend your disbelief, viewers!
* WithLyrics: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgX0gi9O9rk&feature=player_embedded#at=275 The Rufus Shinra Welcoming March.]]
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: HC has a weak spot for green haired girls, it seems.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: He says this to an NPC in ''RadiantHistoria'' regarding "inconceivable", after various other [=NPCs=] used this word in a strange manner. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q35RajJhkcE#t=13m0s]] (On that occasion, they weren't even using that word, but said "impossible" instead.)
* YouMonster:
--> [[KindHeartedCatLover Who doesn't love the kitties?]] If you don't like cats, you're a monster.
** Also his opinion on players of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII who did not cry when [[spoiler: Aerith died.]]
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->''"But will we achieve (insert goal here)? Find out next time, on LetsPlay (title of game here, always emphasized as if pronounced with three syllables)! This is [=HCBailly=], signing off. Have a good day!"''
-->-- The [[BookEnds ending]] of just about '''every single LP video he has ever made'''.