[[http://www.youtube.com/user/Kikoskia Kikoskia]] is a fairly noteworthy English creator of LetsPlay videos on Website/YouTube. Some of the strong points of his commentary are his generally amiable personality, whimsical [[DeadpanSnarker yet snarky]] sense of humor, tendency to [[LampshadeHanging hang lampshades]] on common tropes and cliches, and [[AvertedTrope almost total lack]] [[VulgarHumor of the profanity or vulgarity]] [[{{GIFT}} that's all too common to the genre]]. Most of the games he plays tend to be {{RPG}}s or {{Adventure Game}}s, and many of the the first games he played were originally made for the {{Sega}} [[SegaGenesis Megadrive]]. (He does use an emulator to play them on PC but insists he owns all the games he plays.)

Some of the more notable properties he's covered include:

* ''{{Action 52}}'' (Both versions and ''Cheetah Men II'')
* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}''
* ''VideoGame/AnvilOfDawn''
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
* ''[=Balljacks=]'' (With plenty of {{Double Entendre}}s).
* ''{{Franchise/Barbie}}'' (''Barbie Explorer'', ''Barbie Vacation'', ''Barbie Ocean'', and ''Barbie's Groovy Games'', so far)
* ''VideoGame/BeneathASteelSky''
* ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine'' -- Co-op mode with with {{LetsPlay/Necroscope86}}
* ''VideoGame/CovertAction''
* ''VideoGame/CrazyBus''
* ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''
* ''VideoGame/DarkCastle''
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx''
* ''VideoGame/DeusExInvisibleWar''
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' (''Ultimate'', ''II'', and ''Doom 3''. He's apparently not touching Resurrection of Evil, though.)
* ''FinalFantasyAdventure'' (aka ''Mystic Quest'')
* ''VideoGame/{{FTL Faster Than Light}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} IV''
* ''VideoGame/IcewindDale''
* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''
* ''{{Kirby}}'s Dreamland''
* ''VideoGame/LandsOfLore''
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia''
* ''VideoGame/LordsOfMagic''
* ''VideoGame/{{Mechwarrior}} Online''
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''
* ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade: Warband''
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Shadows of Undrentide''
* ''{{TabletopGame/Paranoia}}''
* ''{{Videogame/Portal 2}}''--2-Player mode with {{LetsPlay/Necroscope86}}. HilarityEnsues as the two [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential get each other killed]], with Kiko getting in most of the shots.
* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''
* ''VideoGame/SilentBomber''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Stonekeep}}''.
* ''VideoGame/TempleOfElementalEvil''
* ''VideoGame/TinyBarbarianDX''
* ''VideoGame/TwinSector''
* ''[[VideoGame/UFOAfterblank UFO: Aftermath]]''
* ''UltimaVII: The Black Gate''
* ''UltimaVII: Forge of Virtue''
* ''UltimaVIIPartII: Serpent Isle''
* ''UltimaVIIPartII: The Silver Seed''
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} III''
* ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense'' and ''Terror From The Deep''
* ''VideoGame/{{Z}}''

Not to be confused with ''{{Kickassia}}''.
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!!This Let's Player provides examples of:

* [[AbortedArc Aborted Let's Play]]: His ''{{Daikatana}}'' LP, due to a GameBreakingBug that crashed the game in a loading screen to the Ice Lab.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: During his LP of a bootlegged ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' [[note]]actually a partial [[GameMod ROM Hack]] of an unrelated homebrew game, ''Squirrel King''[[/note]] on the Genesis/Mega Drive, while the gameplay was different, the game was still clearly trying to be ''Super Mario Bros.''. Then the third level arrives, and all of a sudden all connection to Mario is gone save for him remaining as the main character.
* ArmyOfThievesAndWhores: As part of the SelfImposedChallenge in his Mount and Blade LP, Kiko restricts himself to recruiting only captured bandits and their own liberated former captives until he acquires holdings of his own to recruit from.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In his Let's Play of ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''
-->"She's probably dead. Or worse, evil. Or worse, [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible in this game]]."
* BearsAreBadNews: He gets antsy whenever he encounters a bear in his ''Baldur's Gate'' playthrough, because one bear is tough enough to absolutely wreck his party. When a group of druids summons ''bears'' (plural) in a fight, he absolutely [[http://youtu.be/WX5Z17agelQ?t=11m10s loses it]].
* BiggerBad: In his Let's Play of Super Mario World (a homebrew game for the Mega Drive, not [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld that one]]), the fact Bowser is swiftly disposed of only for Mario to fight a slew of other bosses leads Kiko to believe that Barnett the Elephant, the final boss of the game, has been the real mastermind in the Mushroom Kingdom all along. Bowser was just a lackey.
* BigWhat: In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia 2: Hand of Fate'', Kiko is sent on a fool's quest to pay various questionable people for a trip to the center of the earth. Then he discovers that he could simply have had Zanthia jump down an air vent. His reaction is this.
* BriefAccentImitation: By the time he starts playing Rocket Jockey during his {{Action 52}} Let's Play, [[SanitySlippage poor Kiko is clearly beginning to crack.]] HilarityEnsues as he comes up with the character Rocket Jockey [=McGee=], using a completely silly voice, imitating an ridiculous western twang, [[TalkativeLoon and delivering commentary that's even more outrageous than the voice and accent put together.]] It's hardly brief, though.
** Also whenever he's reading dialogue, he'll do some voice-acting.
* ButtMonkey:
** Keith in the ''UFO: Aftermath'' series, who both starts out as the slowest character on the team and has an accent that's as thick as molasses, making him an easy target for Kiko's wisecracks.
*** As the game progresses, he turns out as one of the most valuable members of the team though. His place as ButtMonkey is subsequently taken by Gaston II.
-->'''Kikoskia''': Keith has managed to make something of himself! You, Gaston II, are a load stone made of uranium!
** In his original ''X-COM: UFO Defense'' playthrough, this role goes to Drake, who spends large amounts of any given mission either panicking, berserk, or under alien mind control.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Kikoskia's reaction to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jMa-cVVwQQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=545 Awesome Possum's exclamation "Stop polluting!"]] (in his playthrough of ''Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt''):
-->'''Kiko''': He's ''not'' polluting! He's running around with a chainsaw![[note]]in the Rain Forest...[[/note]]
* CompensatingForSomething: Kiko's immediate thought when he [[http://youtu.be/upsG-UBw_l0?t=2m30s first equips the platemail armor]] in ''Stonekeep''.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DestructiveSaviour: In his Mount and Blade playthrough, Kikoskia's character attempts to defend the village of Veidar from bandits in his first foray into the wider world. He wins by virtue of the fact that his character is literally the last man standing on the battlefield, all of the peasants having been killed or knocked out during the fight.
* DownerEnding:
** Kiko plays challenge variations on the already NintendoHard ''X-COM'' games. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't end well.]]
** He gave ''Enemy Unknown'' another go, though, and other than the quick loss of [[ColonelBadass Sub Zero]], did MUCH better, actually winning the game. Granted, he didn't do a challenge that time around, but considering how unforgiving these games are, that's hardly something worthy of shame. If anything, it's proof he's [[{{Action52}} still sane.]]
** [[spoiler:The ultimate fate of Minecraft Hardcore - as a result of leaving his Nether Portal unprotected, mobs walked into it throughout the game and killed him when he returned to the Nether to get more Soul Sand.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Minecraft Hardcore ends with Kiko getting blown up by Creepers the second he enters the Nether. This is largely his own fault, since he left his Portal out in the open, allowing Overworld mobs to enter it]].
* DudeWheresMyReward: What is the reward his character Spunty [=McGoo=] receives for [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers saving a village from bandit marauders]] [[DestructiveSaviour (sort of)]]? A solitary cabbage.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His earlier videos are generally more subdued and feature less of his typical whimsical humor.
* EpilepticTrees: He occasionally engages in idle (and silly) speculation as filler during slow moments in his videos. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l__4PEdvVTA Here]] he speculates that human civilization in the ''UFO Afterblank'' series is being propped up by IKEA. [invoked]
* FacePalm: In his LetsPlay of ''Dungeon Quest'', around the 6:15 mark of the seventh video, you can hear him whapping his forehead and then explaining: "That's me facepalming."
** Does this in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragonPass'' when [[spoiler: men from his tribe got themselves cursed by sleeping with an elf in the woods...for the third time.]]
** Does three facepalms in his LP Space Quest IV, twice of them in a row in the middle of eleventh video.
* FarSideIsland: His second attempt at LP-ing Minecraft on Hardcore spawned him on what was basically one of these-- a small island with a single oak tree and a few clumps of grass.
* GatlingGood: If his constant, enthusiastic cries of "CHAIIINGUN!" are anything to go by, this seems to be his favorite class of weapons in first-person shooters.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Quite often. It's ''very'' rare that he actually swears.
* HeroicSecondWind:
** Kiko's battle with the Cyberdemon in ''Doom 3''.
-->'''Kikoskia''': [[BigNo NO!]] I REFUSE TO DIE LIKE THIS!!!
** In a more meta example, his new ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'' playthrough.
* HollywoodTactics: In full force for his first playthroughs of ''[[VideoGame/{{X-COM}} UFO: Enemy Unknown]]'' and ''Terror from the Deep''. He gets better in later playthroughs of ''X-COM'' and similar games, though, taking advantage of cover, tactics, teamwork, and combined arms.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: During his LP for ''Stonekeep'':
-->'''Kikoskia''': This place is large, and it's called... the Feeding Grounds. The Feeding Grounds does not sound good... The only question I have to ask is, "Feeding grounds for ''what''?"
* IncrediblyLamePun: Lampshaded in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhnLUdTtILk this video]], when Kikoskia discovers a fae rune. (Say it [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms aloud]].)
* LampshadeHanging: If Kiko isn't a troper himself, he certainly knows how to think (and snark) like one.
* LovableCoward: [[VideoGame/{{X-COM}} Poor]], [[ButtMonkey poor]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Drake]]...
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Lampshaded multiple times in his LP of ''Mystic Quest'', each time with increasing levels of disbelief.
* KleptomaniacHero: His version of the Avatar from ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}''-'''This accusation is entirely baseless.'''
** Iolo is actually the thief (not the Avatar) - This is because of a twist in the ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' game engine which doesn't allow the Avatar to steal, but other members of the party can. This leads to a RunningGag.
** Also from his ''Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition'' playthrough: "You'll notice that we're stealing blindly from everyone -- 'cuz I'm a [[GoshdarnItToHeck goit]]."
* MadnessMantra: Time?
* MoreDakka: A [[http://youtu.be/HYAuxq4VP3k?t=2m30s most satisfying demonstration]] in his ''Ultimate Doom'' playthrough, where he mows down an entire room full of enemies with one long continuous blast from [[GatlingGood his chaingun]].
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: "Evi- I mean, [[Franchise/{{Ultima}} Batlin]]."
* NoSenseOfDirection: He's constantly getting lost in his Hardcore Minecraft series, much to the amusement of his viewers.
* PrecisionFStrike: Three times, out of ''thousands'' of videos.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0APDOl_mBk&t=6m11s During his Silent Bomber playthrough:]]
--> "'Do they have guns?' 'No, they all have bomb units, just like you, Jutah' 'We're fucked.' ...That's exactly what they would say."
** Near the end of ''Temple of Elemental Evil'', Video 71:
--> "Well, we're fucked. And I'm sorry I swore."
** And lastly during his LP of VideoGame/CovertAction:
--> "A large quantity of explosives has been purcha--[[OhCrap Oh. Shit.]]"
* PressStartToGameOver:
** His LetsPlay of ''{{Karateka}}'' is his shortest--30 seconds from intro to farewell. He plays the actual game for all of 9 seconds, about half of which he stands still at the beginning.
** His first stab at Hardcore Minecraft resulted in him spawning in solid rock--and thus dying in a hurry.
* RageQuit: He did this only ''once'', playing Storm Over The Desert in the Nintendo version of {{Action 52}}. The cause of his fury: [[JustifiedTrope the game just went on and on and on and ON.]] It didn't help that the game, just like everything else on the cartridge, sucked.
** And there was Evil Empire before that, which kept giving him lives to subject him to more suck. No wonder he felt so much fury when Storm Over The Desert came along and made things worse!
* RedShirt:
** In his ''X-COM'' playthroughs, he always names one of his squad members Barry, whose sole duty is to run ahead of the squad and find aliens via getting shot at. After he inevitably dies, another trooper gets named Barry, and the process continues.
** Subverted in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UKrk10ixiY Let's Play X-Com UFO Defense Again]] playthrough, where his first Barry defies all logic by not only kicking total ass, but [[spoiler: manages to live all the way to the very last mission of the game, [[{{Retirony}} where he finally dies not to aliens, but a panicked squad member.]]]]
** In his playthrough of StarTrek25thAnniversary, the caption for his video of his first away mission reads "Who wants to take bets as to how many times I can get the redshirt killed on this mission alone?".
* RunningGag:
** [[GatlingGood CHAAAAINGUN!!]]
** On ''Ultima VII'', his constant reinterpretations of "Rule Britannia."
** IOLO, YOU THIEF!!
** ''[[NotSoInnocentWhistle *whistling*]]''
** During the second Action 52 playthrough, whenever an enemy got stuck in a glitch (which was quite often) "Hello sir, you appear to be stuck in a glitch. Let me help you." -Shoots the enemy-
** "Dance, [character], dance! Dance for my amusement!"
** "Bzzzt!"
** Whenever he describes a game as "manly"... it won't be.
** "Craaaaazy bus!"
** "No one [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath takes a bullet to the face/bear attack to the neck/giant boulder to the head/[insert other bizarre and/or gruesome manner of death here] ]][[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast like Gaston!]]"
** "I'm the hero of Veidar!" "What, that place where [[PyrrhicVictory they all got massacred?]]"
** "And now, we'll be doing X. And by X, I mean Y." [[ByNoIMeanYes (Often Y is nothing like X at all.)]] [[note]]Usually whenever he misspeaks and then corrects himself on the spur of the moment, or when he wants to emphasize something odd, ridiculous, or just plain painful.[[/note]]
* SelfImposedChallenge: With some games, he enjoys giving himself certain handicaps to keep the game more challenging for himself and entertaining for his viewers. So far, these include:
** The Antarctic Challenges (only one base in the middle of Antarctica) for ''X-COM: UFO Defense''
** The Pacific Challenge (one base in the middle of the Pacific Ocean) for ''X-COM: Terror from the Deep''
** A ''Mount and Blade: Warband'' playthrough where he restricts himself to recruiting only from captured bandits and freed prisoners (and his own villages, once he sets himself up as a ruler).
* SequenceBreaking: A very major case in his ''UltimaVII'' playthrough. Lampshaded:
-->'''Kiko''': "But Avatar, why are we breaking plot consistency?" Iolo, you don't know that I've been breaking the plot since video 1?
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Well played, Creeper. Well played.]]
* TemptingFate:
** ''Minecraft'': "Let's see what the world throws at Kikoskia." ''*Spawns in solid stone and dies in opening 15 seconds*''
** ''UFO: Aftermath'': He spends half the game dreading the moment one of his squad members opens a door to find a [[ActionBomb Balloon Fish]] staring them right in the face, since it could easily result in the destruction of half his squad. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztAjh6N6BbA Guess what happens in video 60]]. [[spoiler:Everyone lives, thankfully.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: An inverted lampshading--whenever he describes a game as the "Manliest Game Ever", it will likely be one marketed to young girls, or at least be very cutesy.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck:
** Kiko's reaction throughout most of [[BrutalBonusLevel Episode Four]] of [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Ultimate Doom]] (at least at the start).
** [[VideoGame/{{Doom}} Final Doom. Evilution.]] [[MoonLogicPuzzle Last Call.]] Kiko ends up speechless after he screws up a whopping [[spoiler:zero]] times trying to make it through the opening maze by brute-forcing it.
** On his second attempt at ''Minecraft'', Kikoskia finds himself stuck on a deserted island with only one tree. Despairing ensues (though he gets better).
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Both ''Action 52'' playthroughs, especially when he gets to ''Storm Over The Desert'' (which ''never ends'').
* ToBeContinued: He has a meltdown when presented with one of these at the end of ''[[{{Franchise/Barbie}} Barbie Explorer]]''.
* TookALevelInBadass: '''Keith''', the ''UFO: Aftermath'' soldier who went from being TheLoad at the beginning of the game (to the point where Kikoskia refused to even give him one of his trademark nicknames) to becoming one of the most valuable members of the team. In the last episode of the series, Kiko even acknowledges his belated badassery [[spoiler:by giving him the honor of delivering the final blow to the aliens' moonbase]]. He even goes so far as to call him one of the greatest heroes he's ever had in any of his Let's Plays, ever.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: He tries this as one of his first missions in his Mount and Blade playthrough. It goes less well than planned, leading to a running gag.

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