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[[caption-width-right:300:[[VideoGame/KaizoMarioWorld Moving faster than Pokey]] since 2007.]]
->''"FOR THE LOVE OF [[Franchise/{{Batman}} BATMAN]], JUMP! '''''[[Creator/BillCosby BILL COSBY]]!''''' [[{{Angrish}} IS ANGRY! STIMPY! I NEED SPACKLE!]]"''
-->-- '''Proton Jon''', [[ComedicSociopathy suffering for his art]]

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/ProtonJonSA Proton Jon]] (real name: Jonathan Wheeler) is a [[LetsPlay Let's Player]], part of the original group of Video Let's Players from Website/SomethingAwful. Like most of them, he created a Website/YouTube account to host the videos he made. One day, he posted a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua6pbz3ROvQ two]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiCm9FYZhBA part]] LP of a level from ''KaizoMarioWorld''. It became a huge hit, and one of the seminal LP videos on Website/YouTube.

Many [=LPers=], some of whom have become quite popular in their own right, [[PromotedFanboy list him as an inspiration]]. His commentary style alternates between [[DeadpanSnarker wry, witty commentary]] and [[BigWhat hysterical]], [[ClusterFBomb profane]], and [[{{Angrish}} incomprehensible]] rambling, sometimes in the same sentence. [[FountainOfMemes Many]] of his unique turns of phrase have gone [[MemeticMutation viral]].

His most popular videos are his ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' [[GameMod romhack]] [=LPs=] and his posts of ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' matches with his friends. Both of these are on indefinite hiatus, though he continues to LP other games. He has also begun a series in which he makes short reviews of games called "You Should Play This", starting with ''Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons''. On top of that he's also started 'You should avoid': a series in which he reviews games which he perceives as having too many flaws to recommend.

He became a Website/YouTube partner on October 18, 2010. Along with {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} and LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun, he is also part of a collaborative LP group known as LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys.

In inclusion to his let's play channel, Jon also does "fortune cookie" streams on Twitch, where he randomly picks games from his backloggery account, you can find it [[http://www.twitch.tv/protonjon/ here.]]

Not to be confused with {{Jontron}}, who is someone else entirely.
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!! Proton Jon's Ongoing [[LetsPlay Let's Plays]]:
* ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}''[[labelnote:updates]] whenever Jon has an episode to upload[[/labelnote]]
* ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim Vs The World]]'' (With [=TheAwfulgamerHD=], [=MD7=], and Exfauxsure) First part is found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIezc6Xgbts&list=ELX2lQRmZixOc&index=1&feature=plpp_video here]].
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' (Also with [=TheAwfulgamerHD=], [=MD7=], and Exfauxsure)
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'' (With LetsPlay/{{PCULL44444}})
* ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII - The Revenge''

!!Games Proton Jon has [[LetsPlay Let's Played]]:
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' (blind Livestream)
* ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''[[note]]four-player race-to-the-finish versus LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun, LetsPlay/{{PCULL44444}} and LetsPlay/SuperJeenius[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/CrashNTheBoys''
* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 Donkey Kong]]'' (the 1994 GameBoy remake)
* ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'' (with Jirard "WebVideo/TheCompletionist" Khalil)
* ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''
* ''VideoGame/KnyttStories''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2 Minigame Coaster]]'' [[labelnote:*]] [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys Featuring Chuggaaconroy and NintendoCapriSun]][[/labelnote]]
* ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario's]] [[{{Edutainment}} Early Years]]''
* ''NinjaGaiden'' (the entire trilogy)
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' (co-op with LetsPlay/SuperJeenius.)
* Numerous [[GameMod romhacks]] of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
** ''KaizoMarioWorld''
* ''Superman'' for the original GameBoy (played in its entirety [[TwoLinesNoWaiting during the fifth episode]] of his ''Superman 64'' LP)
* ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' (actually a romhack, ''Meta/Omega [[BossGame Boss Battles]]'')
* ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' (a stored Livestream on his [=TwitchTv=] account)
* ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' (co-op with LetsPlay/{{PCULL44444}}, a stored, multi-part Livestream on his [=TwitchTv=] account)

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!!His Let's Plays and other videos provide examples of:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab hooked him up with a ''VideoGame/KnyttStories'' game entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGvZa3tiYwY "Don't Eat the Mushroom"]]. Guess what you have to do to advance the game. After [[spoiler:being surprised by Advertising/TheBurgerKing in front of a background of fire while [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "What Is Love?"]] plays on infinite loop]], he's legitimately delighted by DC's discovery.
-->'''ProtonJon:''' ''Wha''--aw, cool! This is awesome! Why couldn't the real game have been like this?
** While he normally ''[[BerserkButton HATES]]'' [[InvisibleBlock Invisible Coin Blocks]], in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXthO_O-Aw#t=5m38s this]] romhack he encounters an inventive use of them that's ActuallyPrettyFunny.
-->'''''[[NoIndoorVoice YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!]]''''' *chuckles* Okay, that ''was'' kinda funny.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: {{In-universe}}, he and Jirard--after discussing whether [[StreetFighter M.Bison]] is an easy boss or not, decide to then use the other definition of 'easy' and claim that M.Bison ReallyGetsAround. "After all, he wears a lot of red leather!"
* AndThatsTerrible: The original quote, given a shoutout in Superman 64 part 4.
* {{Angrish}}: When he gets ''really'' frustrated, he sometimes lapses into this. The entire second half of Kaizo Special Stage 2 is basically one long string of it.
* AppropriatedAppellation: According to an interview he gave, the name "[=ProtonJon=]" started out as a mildly insulting high school nickname based on the weak connection that Jon was a fan of Proto Man from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' and they were studying protons in physics.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: From the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua6pbz3ROvQ Super Kaizo World Part 1]]:
-->'''Jon''': ''Oh fu-hu-hu-hu-hu-huck, I didn't imagine that''! Oh, what the hell! I have to do all that over again... rewind! ({{beat}}) ...''I'M OUT OF REWINDS''! AAARRRGH, I gotta do all that over again! ...and the phone's ringing!
* AscendedFanboy: From Jon's livestreams on ''VideoGame/BombermanActZero'': Jewker, who was originally just someone following Jon's cookie streams who sniped his way into a (semi-)private match between Jon and his friend John(gamertag: [=GermanFatass=]). He's since gone on to become a major player in reviving B:AZ, a chat favorite and something of a {{Foil}}/[[TheRival Rival]] to Dan (who coincidentally enough ALSO falls under this trope), and has even done live match commentary alongside Jon himself.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: A rather ''literal'' example in ''Resident Evil 5''. Both Jon and ''especially'' [[SuperJeenius Jake]] have a tendency to, if they think they see the telltale glint of a treasure, forget everything they're doing and focus on getting the treasure. Including when they're in the middle of a boss battle.
* AuthorAppeal: Jon has several favourite pop culture figures he will sometimes structure projects around, including Batman, Captain Falcon, Robocop and the Ninja Turtles.
* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Jon really likes the word 'sassy'.
* BattleCry: Since ''ResidentEvil5'' he has started using "FOOOTBAAAAALL!" for this. [[note]]As he's Canadian, he's referring to gridiron football, not TheBeautifulGame.[[/note]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzGy5EQXl7o this video]], Jon says he approves of the romhack level made by one "Xanaboy", and recommends that he make more. Xanaboy does indeed make more, as can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3620RnJn4mI&feature=channel this video]].
* BerserkButton:
** [[InvisibleBlock Invisible Blocks]]. These things are the bane of his existence. He got so fed up with them, he made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XnhPmVk6Y an entire level full of them]] in Lunar Magic and had two of his friends play through them.
-->"Stop it with the invisible coin blocks. They're not fu- shit."
** He heavily dislikes people that send him ROM hacks with level designs that have a GameBreakingBug that prevents him from progressing, forcing him to edit the level himself to fix it. Protonjon also gets upset when people copy and paste the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' level designs into their ROM hacks, citing this as lazy.
** A more recent berserk button: people demanding new uploads for the ''Superman 64'' LP. While people have made cracks at Jon for his upload schedule for a while, ''Superman 64'' has run into several snags and some time ago Jon ran into technical issues that have prevented new videos from happening. He's made a Facebook post about it, has mentioned it in the description of every video he's put out since the problem came up and brings it up often in his livestreams, but people keep asking him. In a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf_speIJMaw&t=1h6m3s recent stream]] he talked at length at his frustration about the comments and the situation in general.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Reading the page, it should be obvious which LP this came up in.
--> "FUCK YOU, SHPECHSEAL STAGE! FUCK YOU! DERE I GOT FUKIN PISSED, CHA HAPPEH?!"
* BigWhat: Often. Whenever he plays a game blind, you're guaranteed to hear lots of these.
** "My calling card: saying the word 'what' in a very high pitch!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q1GS5CGmgKU#t=1h18m3s Jon reacts this way]] when he hears that ''VideoGame/BombermanActZero'' is the 15th most-played game on Twitch.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: "Is it a secret? Is it pizza? Is it secret pizza?"
* BriefAccentImitation: Jon always pronounces "VideoGame/BubbleBobble" in a Brooklyn-like accent.
* BrokeTheRatingScale: As mentioned on the page itself, Jon will occasionally give out Type 2s:
** ''Mario's Wacky World'' - 4 "Captain Falcons driving Sonic like he was an ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' car" out of 5. [--"Yes!" "Yes!" "Yes!" "Yes!"--]
** ''Super Metroid Omega Boss Battles'' - 4 [[ViewtifulJoe Henshin-A-Go-Go Baby's]] out of 5.
** ''ResidentEvil5'' - SuperJeenius gives it "[[ShapedLikeItself Resident Evil out of 10]]", Jon gives it "[[RunningGag Football out of 10]]".
* ButThouMust: In one ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' ROM hack, there's a level that is called "Don't go here". Jon decides to ignore it and go there anyway, only to fall into a bottomless pit as soon as the level, causing him to say "Fine, I won't go there!" When Jon played a custom ''VideoGame/KnyttStories'' level called "Don't Eat the Mushroom", he decided to listen to the title, only for the game to suddenly finish for doing so. The former had him go with logic and listen while the latter reverses the trend.
* CanadaEh: He hails from the Great White North, and therefore [[CanadianAccents draws out his "a"s and "o"s, and pronounces "z" as "zed"]], which occasionally results in ribbing from his American peers. It's worth noting, though, that Jon was born and raised in Newfoundland, home to perhaps the most inscrutable dialect in the English language, but he doesn't really talk like that at all.
** In the ''Battletoads'' race, the other three racers got two achievements for dying 100 and 200 times, "All About The Benjamins" and "The Franklin Twins," in reference to American $100 bills. Jon's two achievements, on the other hand, were "All About The Bordens" and "The Borden Twins."
* CasualDangerDialog: In part 26 of ''Resident Evil 5'', overlapping a bit with DullSurprise:
--> '''Jon''': ''(after [[spoiler: the giant Uroboros boss forms itself]])'' Jake?
--> '''Jake''': Yo.
--> '''Jon''': Run.
--> '''Jake''': Okay. [[{{Cutscene}} Right when it lets me.]] ''({{Beat}})'' Jon?
--> '''Jon''': What?
--> '''Jake''': [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Run.]]
--> '''Jon''': I can't, I'm on the ground.
* CatchPhrase: Many are associated with him, even if he only said them once (or in only one video):
** MOVE FASTER, POKEY!
** A HUNDRED SECONDS?!
** DEATH WATER!
*** CHERRY KOOL-AID!
** [[LeapOfFaith LEAP OF FAITH!]]
** "NOW I'LL SHOW YOU!" and "SHOW ME YOUR MOVES!" (''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' taunts of Sonic and Captain Falcon, respectively)
** Oh, come off it...
** Rewind space-time...
** Thank you and good night!
** GGGGAAAAAAAMMMMMEEEEE!!
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Once more with feeling.]]
** [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Bye guys!]]
** [[ThisIsGonnaSuck WOAH NELLY!]]
** FOOTBALL!!!
** It's still anyone's game!
** Because why not...
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Currently acting (and starring) as one in [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HalfwayBeret?feature=g-high-u Scott Pilgrim: The Audiobook]]
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bIK0G0wMhA8#t=1551 Batman and the Chocolate Factory]], courtesy of LetsPlay/{{Pcull44444}}.
* ChewbaccaDefence: In ''ResidentEvil5'', Jon and [[SuperJeenius Jake]] explain away any unrealistically badass feats of their characters with "because ''football''" and "I'm Little Red Riding Hood!" respectively.
* ClusterFBomb: He will lapse into this whenever sufficiently pissed off, the {{Kaizo trap}}s in KaizoMarioWorld and Mario's Wacky World being two shining examples.
** Everyone (save for LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun, but even he swears at times) in ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}''. [[SirSwearsALot Especially]] LetsPlay/SuperJeenius.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: From his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGqjNmjQbXY 2010-2011 holiday special]]:
--> '''Jon:''' ♪We wish you a merry Christmashanukkahkwanzaafestivusholidayseason, we wish you a merry Christmashanukkahkwanzaafestivusholidayseason...♪ Uh, no. Hmm, maybe if I say Kwanzaa first...
* {{Corpsing}}: Happens to Jon when he sees [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R2ZEK9L5ZU#t=21m40s what the Panda's alternate Nintendo costume is]] in the WiiU version of ''Tekken Tag Tournament 2''.
* CosmeticAward: Given out like candy on Halloween in the ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' LP.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Averted often; many of the plans he comes up with backfire quite a lot (such as the time he tried to [[VideoGame/{{Worms}} fire a homing pigeon in midair, only for it to blow him up]], or when he tried to [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld use a Chargin' Chuck as a springboard to help clear a gap, only to fail over and over again]]).
* CursedWithAwesome: Happens in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM_8mdFLuiI&t=61m23s one match]] of ''Bomberman: Act Zero'' when agumegaru123 runs into a GoodBadBug. [[invoked]] Thanks to a connection glitch, the player character becomes unable to drop bombs, pick up items...or get hurt by explosions, which allows agumegaru123 to win the match without even trying.
* DeadpanSnarker: When he isn't raising his voice, he usually talks in this mode, along with the occasional helping of SelfDeprecation.
** When discussing Xanaboy's romhack, he makes the following quote:
--> "I'm sorry if this is news to you, but 111 is more than 84. I may have blown your mind. I'm sorry."
** "Future Jon" mixes this trope with LemonyNarrator during the ''ResidentEvil5'' run.
* DecidedByOneVote: A literal example in one of Jon's streams, when he sets up a poll for whether to play more ''Bomberman Act Zero'' or do something else, and the incredibly narrow result is decided by one vote out of over 200 cast.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "Ridiculous? That's ridiculous! Nothing can be as ridiculous as ridiculousness! ...How ridiculous ''are'' you?"
* DevelopmentHell: ''[[VideoGame/{{Superman64}} Superman 64]]'' test video: December 1, 2007. Trailer for the LP: January 26, 2008. Part 1 of the LP: ''June 17, 2010''.
** And now, he is on ''Stage 6'', less than ''halfway'' through the game, as of January 2013.
*** ''Stage 6'': May 26, 2012. ''Stage 7'': January 31, 2013.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Jon's reaction to a certain broken puzzle by Xanaboy1. "You didn't think this through at ''all''!"
* {{Documentary}}: His ''[[VideoGame/{{Superman64}} Superman 64]]'' LP is like this.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His Let's Play of ''Mario's Early Years'' with Kelekin had the two of them rolling in a fit of laughter when the game's fill in the blank displays "The Princess has a big _____"
* DudeNotFunny: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]].
** One episode of his ''Superman 64'' LP introduced the "random asshole comment count".
** His overall reaction to Yanama during the final part of his ''Notte Luminosa'' Let's Play.
* {{Edutainment}}: He and his roommate Kelekin tackled a pair of SuperNES preschool games called ''Mario's Early Years.''
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Carlton, as revealed in a stream. ''[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Fresh Prince]]'' jokes instantly flooded the chat. Jon justified it as being his father's name.
* FamilyThemeNaming: He revealed in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpXeax8SPkY&t=46m livestream]] that his older sister's name is Jen ([[HumorMode "the 'Proton' and everything"]]).
* FeedItWithFire: "Now, [[{{Metroid}} Mother Brain]] is blue, so we have to warm her up WITH MISSILES."
* FissionMailed: After LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, LetsPlay/MasaeAnela and LetsPlay/{{Pcull44444}} all distracted Jon from gameplay in a stream with their teasing, he tried making them leave the stream by pretending to RageQuit and putting up the end-of-stream screen. Lucah sees through the ploy immediately.
* FollowTheLeader: Website/YouTube [=LPers=] probably owe more to him than anyone else.
** A few years later he did the same for Twitch livestreams, establishing a format for them that has inspired many other [=LPers=].
* GenreSavvy: Becomes this in response to his repeated exposure to {{Kaizo Trap}}s. In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_A_SP8rh-c#t=3m45s this video]], he sniffs one out like a pro.
--> "You guys aren't going to get me with that trap any more, you have to understand that."
** Elsewhere, he says that if you ever want to play Mario professionally, just play a bunch of romhacks because you'll be forced to learn all the tricks.
* GrowingUpSucks: Toyed with. Prior to the release of Superman 64 part 2, Jon wrote a message saying he'd stop [=LPing=] due to how he will inevitably mature... until it was revealed to be a fake letter.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Becomes this for "WebVideo/TheCompletionist" in the Gunstar Heros review.
* HaHaHaNo: A variation in part 4 of Resident Evil 5:
-->Jake: *points his gun at a rat, then walks past it* I thought that was a thing, but it was only a rat.
-->Jon: ''Only'' a rat?
-->Jake: *warily* Are rats something I need to be worried about too?
-->Jon: Dun dun du- no.
* HeadsTailsEdge: In his Furious Mario LP, he tried to decide what path to take by flipping a game cartridge:
--> "It landed on its corner."
* HellIsThatNoise: In-universe, "I'm not sleeping tonight, guys, this is my nightmare sound."
* IconicOutfit: His "classy hobo" hoodie and toque hat.
* IdiosyncraticWipes:
** His ''Superman 64'' LP parodies the well-known Creator/AdamWest Batman version with the zoomed-in-and-out logo and spinning background, except with the Superman logo instead. This is used whenever he has to reset the game and start again due to showing off a GameBreakingBug (or coming across one accidentally).
** A similar one is used in his ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'' LP, but with an 8-bit Mario sprite zooming in and out accompanied by the sound effect from collecting a coin in ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. This is used whenever his Super Game Boy crashes and he has to restart. [[HilarityEnsues Which is often]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' has the "Alcoholic in Training" achievement: "This game stops sobriety." Of course, they're all just drinking water/soda pop, but the trope is clearly invoked.
* InsistentTerminology: In ''ResidentEvil5'', Jon refers to the Majini as "not-zombies", "zambies", or occasionally [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs "not-zambies"]].
* KaizoTrap: His reaction to the TropeNamer made them famous.
** And in another project: "What's up here? Is it a secret? Is it pizza? Is it secret pizza? It's... A KAIZO TRAP! You sadistic son of a bitch. I didn't fall for that."
* KubrickStare: His banner on Website/YouTube is of Ryu from ''NinjaGaiden'' doing a particularly epic one of these.
* LampshadeHanging: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ct5As7OZ3rA#t=4963s This video]] Has Jon talking about his ancient, somewhat malfunctioning NES, when he says this line:
--> "My NES is somewhat like [[ScheduleSlip my update schedule]], it only works every six months."
** Also during his Superman 64 LP, after completing the 1st level of the Gameboy game: "Thanks for hanging around for the first stage. See you again in 2 months when we do stage two."
* LeapOfFaith: He's made his fair share of these. It even became one of his catchphrases.
* LemonyNarrator: In the 4-player Battletoads race, the ''achievements'' start doing this, especially in the later stages:
** After Jake[[note]][=SuperJeenius=][[/note]] gets stuck on [[ThatOneLevel Karnath's Lair]] for an entire video, Jon remembers an easier way to beat the stage and tells Jake, who berates Jon for not telling him sooner. This earns Jon the achievement "'''My Bad...:''' ''Should've said that sooner''".
** Late in the race, Jake turns out to have been ignorant of the fact that Battletoads has a 2-player mode. This earns him the achievement "'''That Other Health Bar?:''' ''Totally there for looks''".
** In Level 12, Patrick[[note]]PCULL[[/note]] is killed over and over by a cloud enemy. Jon proceeds to kill it on his first try and brag about it, earning him the achievement "'''Wow:''' ''This guy sounds like a dick''".
** Also, when [=SuperJeenius=] is ranting about how the sprint always kills him, he proceeds to say it's the one thing that always gets him. The achievement that follows is "'''I Thought It Was Snakes?:''' ''You were thinking it too''".
* LetsPlay
* LiteralMinded: A RunningGag in his ''Wheel of Fortune'' streams is when someone wins a foreign trip as a prize, Jon interprets the illustrative picture or video overly literally. ''(Video of the Pyramids)'' "You won the Pyramids!" ''(Picture of a deckchair on an idyllic beach in Cancun)'' "[[MundaneMadeAwesome You won A CHAIR!]]"
* LoadBearingBoss: [[DiscussedTrope Mentioned by name]] during his [=LP=] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmjYqayIHls&NR=1 Super Mario TKO.]]
* ManChild: In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl0x3aeccnk Part 2]] of Let's Play ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', Jon calls himself this after saying that the crocodile creatures from Donkey Kong Jr. resembled the alligators from Gator Golf.
-->"[[SelfDeprecation Well, at least he realizes it...]]"
* MindScrew: While recording a Let's Play episode with small time Let's Player AriZonia there was an exchange between the two because Ari had used terminology from the N64 era without ever playing the system or it's games:
-->Ari: well, I'm finally at Baby Bowser- er. Bowser Jr. actually.
-->Jon: You know what, I always call him Baby Bowser all the time even though I know he's Jr. It's just this weird thing, you're so used to from the older games.
-->Ari: That's the thing. I've never played them.
-->Jon: *Beat* wait what?
-->*Ari laughs*
* MissingEpisode: His six-part LP of stage 3 from ''Enigmatic Mario'', the second SMW romhack he did, was deleted from Website/YouTube because they muted the audio. It can still be found there, because several people have uploaded mirror copies.
** A lot of his old collaboration and challenge videos, which were never uploaded to Website/YouTube in the first place, can be found on Google Video.
** With rumours that Google Video is going to purge their archive, he finally began uploading some of these older videos, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmx2-AtvEw he started off with a bang]].
* MoodWhiplash: In the first six minutes of cutscenes in his blind LP of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Jon sees a gritty, action-y game that revolves around murder. He gets ready to play, and then [[TheVietnamWar stereotypical helicopter music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKRr5Q6F2iQ&t=6m49s starts playing.]]
---> Jon: "[[DullSurprise Well, I guess I'm shooting things now.]]"
---> ''[[Franchise/{{Predator}} Long Tall Sally kicks in]]''
---> Jon: "''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Oh my god, REALLY?]]''" ''laughs'' "Not the song I expected."
* MundaneMadeAwesome: One level of a ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' romhack consisted of nothing but sliding down a few slopes... which Jon happened to play while the ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'' remix of "[[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Gourmet Race]]" blared on in the background. "''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0EiUTldrY SO FUCKING METAL!]]''"
** [[ResidentEvil5 Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Redfield eats another egg.]] *APPLAUSE*
** Really he does it pretty frequently especially during streams.
* MushroomSamba: [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Three Words]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGvZa3tiYwY What Is Love?]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: A non-angst filled example, he does however regret inspiring people to go out and get their hands on Superman 64.
* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous "MOVE FASTER, POKEY!" He even wrote this in his guest bio for one Fan Convention:
--> "One day, Jon recorded a video of himself playing a video game and yelled at a cartoon cactus to move faster in it. He's been paying for that decision ever since."
* NintendoHard: His NES [=LPs=].
* NoExceptYes: Getting damaged by a [[GoddamnBats flying Cheep-Cheep]] in ''Mario's Wacky World'':
-->"''That'' did not help! ..Maybe it did."
* NoJustNoReaction: During ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' when SuperJeenius starts fantasizing over [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]].
* OlderThanTheyThink: [[InvokedTrope Invoked.]] In his LetsPlay of the 1994 ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' remake, he [[InUniverse demonstrates]] that many game mechanics thought to have been introduced elsewhere later on appeared here first. Including Donkey Kong's tie (introduced five months before ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'')!
* OldShame: His first LP, of ''Kirby Super Star''. He only uploaded the first part, ''Spring Breeze'', to Website/YouTube and refuses to upload the rest, though others have in his stead.
** Despair not; the rest of the LP is up [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Kirby%20Superstar/ on the Let's Play Archive]].
** His old catchphrases also qualify; he's repeatedly said he hates it when people reference his old stuff.
*** Which is likely why the other [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys Runaway Guys]] do it ''[[{{Troll}} constantly]]''.
** There's also a somewhat goofy looking photo of him when he was 18 that keeps popping up. His fans on Twitch have a tendency to refer to "18-Year-Old Jon" as though he has his own separate existence to regular Jon, much like Mario and Baby Mario.
* OneOfUs: [[http://twitter.com/Proton_Jon/status/26530386061 This tweet]] confirms it.
** [[LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys "TV Tropes just kinda had a heart attack."]]
** "So, can I put this on my TV tropes page?"
* PercussiveTherapy: Jon hammering the save state key in frustration whilst playing Kaizo Mario.
--> "[[MadnessMantra STATE SAVED!....STATE SAVED!....STATE SAVED!...]]"
* PetPeeveTrope: InUniverse example; oh, how Jon ''hates'' invisible coin blocks. He considers them FakeDifficulty, as most of the time they're used for traps that can't be avoided unless Jon already falls into them. Yet, he keeps seeing this [[RunningGag on a regular basis]].
* PlatformHell: Kaizo, of course. Many of the other romhacks he plays also try for this, with varying degrees of success.
* PlayerTic: During his play through of the ''NinjaGaiden'' series on the NES, he climbs a wall to the top and constantly jumps up from it after killing a boss as his way of doing a victory pose.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "MOVE FASTER POKEY!" has been subject to a few Sparta remixes - the most popular of which was actually taken down due to CreatorBacklash.
* ARareSentence: In the first part of Superman 64's Stage 6: "Oh no, I pushed him through the wrong part of the floor! ...Never thought I'd say THAT."
** In the second part: "Is that forklift humping that robot?!" Which cues a "Never Thought I'd Say That" counter.
* RedOniBlueOni: In the 4 player Battletoads race, Jon and LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun are the blue oni to Super Jeenius and Pcull4444's red oni.
* RunningGag: Sort of. Any time LeetLingo happens, Jon reads it as if he doesn't understand it.
** Invisible coin blocks.
** An occasional one is Jon reacting with exaggerated shock when a character 'dies' in game, especially if it's in a very cartoonish fashion that you wouldn't expect to take seriously. Also shows up in LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys.
** Chris Redfield in ''ResidentEvil5'' supposedly being an (American) football star.
** Jon glitching a game during a stream to the point where people have begun asking for a protonGlitch emote.
** People say #Proton______ with the blank being something relevant to the current stream
*** In the same vein, people will often subscribe to Jon's Twitch channel with joke usernames based on whatever stupid/hilarious thing just happened/is happening in the stream, because Jon has to thank them by name and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 give them an egg]]. Also, the vast majority of these are done by the same guy. Since subscribing to Jon costs $5, he must have spent hundreds by now.
** During the streams, whenever the fortune cookie results in some odd choices for games being played (such as a ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' game, or Jon himself picking the infamously terrible ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}} [=3D=]''), someone in the chat will always point out how said game is in the Top 20 or so most viewed games on Twitch.
** People Photoshopping 18-year-old Jon's face onto people/characters/things. For extra weirdness, sometimes present-day Jon's face is Photoshopped onto someone/something else in the same picture.
* SaveScumming: Justified, as many of the romhacks in which he does this are designed to be nigh-impossible to beat without gratuitous use of savestates.
* ScheduleSlip: Ever since he graduated from university in mid-2008, his updates have been erratic at best. He eventually declared the longest of these hiccups (summer 2009 to spring 2010) to be a full-fledged hiatus.
** The Superman 64 LP. He is just before the halfway mark of the game as of January 2013, as stated in the DevelopmentHell section.
*** He ''finally'' hit the halfway point, uploading his video of Stage 7 on January 31, 2013.
* SchmuckBait: During the "Bad Place Mario" romhack, one of the levels is labeled "Don't Go Here." He immediately goes there. [[spoiler: It sends him instantly tumbling into the pit, making him lose a life. "Fine. I won't go there."]]
** In the "Don't Eat the Mushroom" level for ''Knytt Stories'', Jon proceeds to listen to the level's title and avoids picking up the mushroom. This results in the game ending extremely quickly after only playing for 2 minutes.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: About a third of the way through Act 5 of ''NinjaGaiden 2'', Jon quits [[TenMinuteRetirement for a few minutes]], and Ryu replaces him with Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* SelfDeprecation
** "My NES is like my update schedule; it only works once every six months."
*** A lot of Stage 7 of his ''Superman 64'' Lets Play was spent apologizing about his release schedule.
** After singing something: "I'm pretty sure I'm about to be arrested by the SPCA for killing cats."
** Before LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys' Thrown Controllers panel at PAX: "Welcome to the biggest trainwreck in history."[[note]]Jon has a way of TemptingFate when the Guys are involved, and true to form, the panel was plagued by technical issues (including Jon's computer almost giving up) that also sent it way over time.[[/note]]
** At the end of episode 20 of ''Resident Evil 5'':
--> '''Jon:''' We're going to use this week's "What We Missed" to cover...how you're ''actually'' supposed to play the game, because if I've learned anything from watching back this footage and editing it together...it's that we don't play this game right ''at all''.
* ShoutOut: Each ''Superman 64'' ring stage clip ends with a screen tallying up the rings Superman has flown through, with the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' theme playing as a TakeThat.
** The insert of the ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' counter.
** "This is hurting my throat like crap. ''[[GutturalGrowler Metal Gear?!]]''"
** "[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Screw the rules, I have money!]]"
*** "My voice gives me inner strength![[labelnote:*]]This ''should'' be "super strength" instead of "inner strength."[[/labelnote]] ...But why?"
** "[[StreetFighter Go for broke!]]"
** "[[SamusIsAGirl SAMUS IS A GIRL]] WHAT"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGvZa3tiYwY "Now we're thinking with]] VideoGame/{{portal}}s" He says it again at 5:12.
** "[[AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy I'm Ron Burgundy.]]"
** On seeing levels styled after roguelikes in Don't Eat The Mushroom, he asked, confused, "DwarfFortress?"
** He plays with the Paint options in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R2ZEK9L5ZU Tekken Tag Tournament 2]], colouring Raven's entire body white except for his sunglasses, and declares "[[TopGear It's the Stig!]]"
* ShownTheirWork: His ''Superman 64'' LP has much more sophisticated editing than usual, not to mention the detailed trivia and history sections throughout each video. Case-in-point: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZOWibh__uQ episode 5]]. To top it off, his e-mail interview with Eric Caen (the game's producer) became cited as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_%281999_video_game%29#cite_note-Eric_Caen_Interview-7 a source for the game's Wikipedia article]].
* SoProudOfYou: Pwning [[VideoGame/SuperMetroid Ridley]] with super bombs:
--> "[[StuffBlowingUp MOAR EXPLOSIONS]]! Creator/MichaelBay would be proud of me!"
* SpringtimeForHitler: Jon starts his Runaway Guys stream by making Chugga play ''Wheel of Fortune'', both to troll Chugga and because the fans enjoy watching Chugga screw up in a funny way, as he invariably does. [[spoiler:Chugga proceeds to win the game]].
* StupidStatementDanceMix: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSrWWzggNM Groove faster, Pokey!]]
* SturgeonsLaw: Many of the hacks he's asked to play fall under this.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: In one of ''Superman 64'''s many, ''many'' glitches, he demonstrates that an innocent bystander seems to be completely impervious to Superman's attacks, including when he ''throws an exploding crate at her'', but immediately keels over if she's even grazed by a Dark Shadow attack.
* TakeThat: In response to all the ROM hacks he received that heavily relies on invisible blocks, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XnhPmVk6Y Protonjon created a level that was filled with over ''300'' invisible blocks]] just to show people that levels would get as bad as that if people don't stop relying on invisible blocks. Protonjon also had two of his friends play the level so that they could get extremely pissed off at the level design, which would drive the point home. In short, the level was a big middle finger to everyone that relied on invisible blocks because everyone else was doing it.
* TakingYouWithMe: In his ''Bomberman Act Zero'' livestream matches, [=ACFan120=] (the guy who does the cartoon head logos at the end of Runaway Guys videos) AND Tropers/DanTheEnigma (though not to the level of [=ACFan120=]) keep trying to do this to Jon.
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Lampshaded.
--> "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGqjNmjQbXY Oh, hi! I didn't see you come in. Probably because this is pre-recorded.]]"
* ThatCameOutWrong: In episode 4 of his ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'' LP, he refers to a British ChallengeGamer website called "Cyberscore" and describes using it as "Cyberscoring". After a moment he realises how much this sounds like an UnusualEuphemism...
* ThirdPersonPerson: Jon does this when he commentates a ''BombermanActZero'' multiplayer stream he's playing in.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: During his stream of the Japanese Pepsi Man game, he says this word for word when he sees an extremely narrow level full of conveyor belts.
* TournamentArc: On February 11th 2014, Jon held a 32-man BombermanActZero one on his twitch channel which was won by [[spoiler: [[{{Characters/ProtonJon}} Dan The Enigma]]]].
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: During Stage 5 of ''Superman 64'', he essentially interrupted the game (though you could still see him playing it in the picture-in-picture) to do a full LP of the GameBoy version of ''Superman'', returning afterwards to show all the glitches he missed.
* UndesirablePrize: Jon and his roommate created a custom prize list for their ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' PC game. Nearly ''everything'' on the list was an UndesirablePrize-- top contenders are "Hepatitis A-G", "Wet Cardboard Box", and "[[UrineTrouble A Golden Shower]] from [[CrossesTheLineTwice R. Kelly]]". Other gems include a year's supply of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment calendar]], [[BaldOfAwesome Howie Mandel's haircut]], and "[[LeetLingo 1337 5P34K 13550N5]]".
** And the top prize is [[LogicBomb a copy of the Deal or No Deal PC game]], [[MindScrew which Jon covets because otherwise he'll never know what it's like to play]].
* {{Unperson}}: In an "Un-game" example, whenever his Fortune Cookie chooses ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' as an option ([[{{Troll}} which is surprisingly often]]), Jon acts as though nothing has happened and goes to another option.
* VerbalTic: He calls these "word of the week", because they change over time. In the specific LP where he mentions this, the tics are "boogie" and "EXTREEEME!", as he himself points out.
** Hubris
** [[NotUsingTheZedWord Zambies.]]
* VeryFalseAdvertising: "This means today is the [[PowerEchoes SAMUS ARAN BOMBING POWER HOUR]]. ...Even though it's only 10 minutes."
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: He normally doesn't indulge in this sort of thing, but the absolutely hilarious results of crashing on a water slide caused him to dedicate [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mjNjmgTjPY part of his]] ''Dead Or Alive 2'' playthrough to causing Tina to crash as much as possible.
* VisualInnuendo: In "Mario's Early Years," he and Kelekin notice that one stage puts a "Box" in a... very inopportune location on Princess Peach's body. They fall apart laughing.
* WasntThatFun: After the end of Kaizo World Special Stage 2: "THERE! I GOT PISSED! YA HAPPY?! ...Well, that was fun. I wonder what the next stage is like? :D"
* WaxingLyrical:
** "Let's do the [[SaveScumming time warp]] again. This time with feeling."
** (''upon seeing "chocolate" lava'') "Uh... chocolate death. Chocolate ''rain''. [[Music/TayZonday Some stay dry, and others feel the pain.]]"
** "[[RockyIII It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight. Rising up to the challenge of our rivals.]]"
** And it isn't limited to his solo work either:
--> '''Chuggaconroy:''' "Just the two of us."
--> '''ProtonJon:''' "We can make it if we try."
* WeaksauceWeakness: "Apparently he's found my one weakness: simple jumps."
* WhatWouldXDo: While battling the Masked Devil in ''NinjaGaiden'' (NES):
--> "There was a ''really'' good strategy someone showed me once. ..It was so good [[WhatAnIdiot I forgot it]]."
* WithLyrics: Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=pbmx2-AtvEw#t=168s here]] in the Kaizo LP: "This is the castle... A [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] HARD ONE..."
** In ''ResidentEvil5'' he briefly sings "Point-blank sniping, I am running now!" to the tune of the ''{{Transformers}}'' theme.
* WordSaladLyrics: His (surprisingly catchy) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzGy5EQXl7o&t=2m48s improvised lyrics]] to "Reptilia" by The Strokes:
--> ♪ Come on, come on, now / Let's keep moving now / Why is this so slow / Don't make me fast-forward / Because it really sucks / Can I jump over here / No I prob'ly can't / Goodbye Yoshi, I hate you / AH I GOTTA RUN / Didn't make it in time / [[{{Catchphrase}} Rewind space-time]] ♪\\
♪ Wish these lyrics would be on the screen so I'd ''know'' them / I - hate - make-ing - up - stuff / because my voice goes outta tune ♪
* YouBastard: [=ProtonJon=]'s reaction after SuperJeenius dumped him into a pit of spikes for an instant Game Over in their Let's Play of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' with SuperJeenius laughing at the whole thing because he did it on purpose. Granted, they just reached a checkpoint so nothing was lost, but Jon wasn't too happy at first.
--> '''[=ProtonJon=]''': *falls into a pit of spikes and dies* WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!?\\
'''SuperJeenius''': WE GOT A CHECKPOINT!\\
'''[=ProtonJon=]''': You're a dick... \\
''SuperJeenius laughs uncontrollably''
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