->[[CatchPhrase "Hullo, it's Scott Manley here!"]]

[[http://www.youtube.com/user/szyzyg Scott Manley]] is a Scottish-American gamer who creates LetsPlay videos, mainly for ''VideoGame/{{EVE Online}}'' and ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. He also has astronomical training, which [[ShownTheirWork really shines through in his commentary]].

He's also a Disc Jockey, and a fan of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Mind the pun.
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!!Tropes found in Scott Manley's videos:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: There isn't a much manlier name than ''Manley''. Except maybe ''DJ [=SnM=]'' [[note]]He's called that too. [[CaptainObvious It's his DJ name.]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint It stands for Scott and Manley.]][[/note]]
* BaseOnWheels: The roving laboratory in his "Eve or Bust" series.
* BlackComedy: Some of his offhand remarks have a rather grim tone to them, such as his declaration in episode 23 of Interstellar Quest that he will not pollute space by leaving a remote drone in orbit, instead choosing to pollute Kerbin with the monopropellant and various metals that "will rain to earth and...probably land in some children's playground somewhere"
* ChallengeGamer: Even discounting his "Reddit / Forum Challenge" videos, many of his videos focus on either completing some of the game's more challenging milestones, setting and meeting {{Self Imposed Challenge}}s, or exploiting glitches in the game engine in creative and amusing ways.
* ChildProdigy: His eight year old daughter Skye, who has made several ''VideoGame/{{EVE Online}}'' videos including a PVP video where she ambushes another player and kills them. Eve Online has a famously steep learning curve that causes many adults to give up.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Scott's [[http://youtu.be/pkmLkZMUzyU earlier videos]] are done in a much more subdued tone as compared to his current style.
** Extra Bonus EIW also for the Kerbal Space Program fandom as a whole, as this video is from before Kerbin had its current official name and was thus called "Kearth" commonly.
* GameBreakingBug: A number of unexpected interactions caused by broken mods make episode 20 of his Reusable Space Program an extremely frustrating experience for him.
* GoodBadBugs: [[invoked]] He often exploits these when he finds them, though more for the humor value of the resulting videos than any other reason. One of his more famous / infamous designs is the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLDbDB1M_30 Fastest Probe in the Galaxy]]," which exploits a bug in an older version of KSP that made RCS thrusters insanely powerful when placed right on a vehicle's center of mass.
* HilariousOuttakes: Scott frequently puts together [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEn1hBStpYs compilations of crash footage]] that otherwise didn't make it into an episode.
* InheritedIlliteracyTitle: "Tony Probe," whose name was born from a typo during one of Scott's first videos in KSP 0.18.
* LemonyNarrator: Often found singing during his narrations. His ''PapersPlease'' series has him throw on a faux eastern European accent as he plays through the game like he is the character. His series of Let's Plays on ''Spacebase DF-9'' has him provide voice acting for 'the chicken people' as an example. His earlier videos, however, are far more toned down compared to his modern work.
* NoOSHACompliance: {{Double subverted|Trope}} in episode 3 of "Eve or Bust." Scott attempts to provide guardrails on his mobile Eve laboratory to keep his pilots from falling off the observation deck... and then one clips straight through them. "Not OSHA-certified" indeed.
* OhCrap: Multiple iterations in rapid succession in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1vrclkR72k Episode 20]] of his Reusable Space Program.
* OrphanedSeries: The ''Reusable Space Program'' series appears to be this as of episode 32, due to technical problems.
* SelfImposedChallenge: He enjoys taking these on. One of his most ambitious thus far is his [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYu7z3I8tdEkj16QN9poJyRrfAugyiC7W Reusable Kerbal Space Program]], where he attempts to set up an interplanetary travel network using nothing but 100% reusable launch vehicles.
* ShapedLikeItself: When talking about space ice cream with his kids:
--> "But you know what, there are a lot of things that taste like ice cream on Earth. Especially ice cream."
* ShownTheirWork: He has an in-depth knowledge of physics, astronomy, and the history of human spaceflight, which he both discusses in his videos and often applies with impressive results.
** And Space Poop.
* SigningOffCatchphrase: "I'm Scott Manley -- Fly safe!"
* SpiritualSuccessor: The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_oMwlTDuiA&list=SPYu7z3I8tdEmjsTPxZMAsU8_d30ctM1Hm&index=1 Interstellar Quest]]" series is intended to be this to his Reusable Space Program series according to Scott himself.
* StuffBlowingUp: A spectacular example in episode 20 of his Reusable Space Program, appropriately subtitled "Random Disassembly."
* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Kind of. Scott has once or twice confused pronouns when dubbing over footage shot previously, with "past me" becoming "he" until he catches himself.
* TranslationTrainWreck: Youtube's auto caption system does a particularly bad job on Scott's accent and frequent use of technical terms. He mocked this in a video where he redubbed the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt3VWqGPwcM video according to youtube's captions]].
* WartsAndAll: He's not shy to admit that he's not a perfect player, and he'll sometimes [[ThrowItIn leave his more entertaining mistakes in]] for the audience's amusement.
* WhamEpisode: Episode 20 of his Reusable Space Program, where things go hilariously off-script.
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"Until then, I'm Scott Manley - [[SigningOffCatchphrase fly safe!]]"