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Hellfire Commentaries (stylized as [=HellfireComms=]) is a commentary group based mainly on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HellfireComms YouTube]] and [[http://hellfire-commentari.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc Blip.tv]].

Founded by [=NTom64=] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHelldragon The Helldragon]], they partake in [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]-style riffs on various video games, movies and television episodes.
Members of the group include:

* [=NTom64=], co-founder and main commentator of [=HellfireComms=]
* [=TheHelldragon=], co-founder and commentator on the KingdomHearts series, and various others.
* [=Sparanda=], a frequent streamer on the HFC Twitch channel.
* [=digitalAlchemist=], a frequent streamer on the HFC Twitch channel and commentator on various playthroughs.
* [=MexiricanBassMonkey=], a speedrunner, and Zelda commentator.
* [=DarkenedRazor=], a frequent streamer and co-commentator on HFC livestream.
* [=AxelRyman=], speedrunner and stream asshole.
* [=Cold Chaos=], commentator on various different titles on both Youtube and Blip.
* [=Datai=], commentator on various different Nintendo games on both Youtube and Blip.
* [=ssskinner=], commentator of any game on both Youtube and Blip.
* [=thesnake383=],commentator on various titles who can be found on both Youtube and Blip.
* [=RespawnPoint=], Youtube game commentator and frequent Twitch streamer.


Older members who no longer contribute to the site for one reason or another:
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/greatzombieron Greatzombieron]], movie reviewer and commentator on retro/puzzle game series.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/IRTundraboy IRTundraBoy]], commentator on any game series.
* [[http://thebigalnetwork.blip.tv/ BigAl2K6]], Blip ranter and commentator on various films.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/captainblue50 Captainblue50]], technical advisor and commentator on various films.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/luizprower LuizPrower]], Youtube [=LPer=] and commentator on various films and TV shows.
* [[http://randomlivers.blip.tv/ RandomDCE]], creator of random vids on Youtube, and commentator on various films.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPoT4tO MrPoT4tO]], technical support, in charge of media etc.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SonicMovies SonicMovies]], creator of Sonic the Hedgehog movies, and commentator on various Sonic games and films.
* [=SegaSky=], who is a staff member of the Sonic Retro Forums.
* [=FastestThingAlive=], commentator on Sonic games.

Affiliated websites:
* [[http://hpaw.net/ Hot Pants Action Webcast]] (HPAW), a fellow podcast/commentary group.
* [[http://thebusystreet.com/ The Busy Street]], a review site targeting various internet-based media, also with its own podcast.
* [[http://www.gtacomplete.com/ GTA Complete]].

Tom has also done a hilarious dramatic reading of the ever so infamous MyImmortal. The complete reading can be found [[http://hellfire-commentari.blip.tv/file/3904729/ here.]]

Now with a [[Characters/HellfireCommentaries Character Page]] in need of some [[WikiMagic Wiki Magic]].

!![=HellfireComms=] contains examples of:

* [[AbortedArc Aborted Playthrough]]: Their second run of ''Sonic '06'' -- lack of material and/or interest got the better of them.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: FTA's line during the ''SonicUnleashed'' playthrough (before the Dark Moray boss), which could be considered an IncrediblyLamePun if not for the fact that [=NTom=] ''applauded'' him for it:
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' What's a moray?
-->'''FTA:''' When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, ''that's'' a moray.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' (clapping) Well done, that is actually well deserved.

-->'''[=Helldragon=]:''' You have to hold down square for it to work, Tom.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' You have to hold down Square? Isn't that what [[SquareEnix Enix]] have been doing for years?
-->'''[=Helldragon=]:''' ''Ow''. That was ''good''. (Helldragon, regarding [[HurricaneOfPuns Tom]])

-->'''[=Helldragon=]:''' I really have nothing else to say other then [[ItMakesSenseInContext compare Xemnas to a penis.]] But he is a spiky penis, which apparently some animals have, I don't know![[note]]Yes, they do. Cats, for example.[[/note]]
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' Well, he is a little bit of a Dick.
-->'''[=Helldragon and NTom=]:''' *laugh*
** In the ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' commentary, both Tom and Ron were genuinely amused when the main character was accidentally impaled by [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Prince Caspian]], even though it was only a dream sequence.
** They also decided this about a single joke in ''The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White'' (the fact that the dwarfs eat shortcake for dessert).
* AGodAmI: After God dies in Elevator Source, Tom declares himself the new God with Doritos, soda, tea and a new heaven for everyone.
* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: From the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' playthrough:
-->'''Tails:''' All's well that ends well, right?
-->'''FTA:''' ''THE CITY'S BEEN FUCKING DESTROYED!''
* AmbiguouslyGay: Done several times, almost always by FTA.
* AnachronicOrder: The Disney-thon -- of the commentaries that were finished, most of them were recorded out of order.
** Also, ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]]''[[note]]According to the non-commentary footage on [[http://www.youtube.com/HellfirePlaythroughs this channel.]][[/note]] -- [[spoiler:4 of the 7 World Rings are collected ''after'' fighting Erazor Djinn.]]
* AnalogyBackfire: In the ''BrutalLegend'' playthrough -- Tom compares their own group's PowerTrio to that of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', but after assigning Daniel as Ed and Ron as Edd, he finds that the remaining pair (himself and Eddy) don't match at all.
* AndCallHimGeorge: In the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' playthrough, they decide to name a random scanner "Barry" before destroying it with the crowbar. They do it again later with a pair of Antlions after obtaining a pheropod, naming one of them Mr. Kitty.
* {{Angrish}}: "Restart your sentence, kthnx." ([=NTom=], to FTA after a bout of this trope during the ''Sonic '06'' playthrough)
** Tom himself isn't immune to this, as he and Ron slipped into it a few times during the ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' commentary.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Helldragon sums up ''Film/DragonballEvolution'':
-->'''Helldragon:''' [[ClusterFBomb Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit,]] lettuce.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "{{Hellfire}}", natch.
* AWizardDidIt: During the first ''Sonic '06'' playthrough, when asked by FTA to explain things like plot-holes, magic mirrors, and all sorts, Tom's answer is almost always "Magic".
-->'''Tom:''' Don't question the logic of this game, because there is none.
** He uses the "Magic" explanation quite frequently, actually (along with "Don't bother questioning video game logic").
*** And there's the occasional variation -- [[BrutalLegend Metal]], [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Dance, Tim Burton]], etc.
* AtomicFBomb: "Excuse me for ten seconds, please *leaves computer* '''''WHAT THE FUCK!'''''"
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite [=NTom=] and [=FTA=]'s constant arguing and insults, there are times when they'll actually agree. Not much, though...
* BerserkButton: Don't bring up the Captain mission from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' to FTA, trust us on that one. When that came around, he completely ''snapped'':
-->'''FTA:''' ...WHAT?! You're fucking jo- please tell me you're joking on that, please tell me, [[IdiotPlot tell me he]], I, just, ....e-e-excuse me for ten seconds please..." (Leaves his mic) "WHAT THE FUCK?! GRAAAAAAHH!"[[note]]During the Sonic Unleashed commentary, FTA reveals that the reaction used in the actual Sonic 06 LP was staged, though it ''was'' genuine the first time he saw it.[[(note]]
** Don't EVER call their playthroughs "{{Lets Play}}s", unless you want [=NTom=] to kill you.
** Also, never call Greatzombieron by his real name, or ''he will end you''.
*** While this one may just played for laughs, Gareth seemed to be quite upset that the Mega Drive was called the Genesis.
* BetterThanABareBulb: Invoked quite a few times, and finally noted by name, thanks to Tom in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' playthrough.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: While Tom is usually the calm one of the group, he did lose it during the ball puzzle from Silver's Dusty Desert from Sonic '06.
* BiasSteamroller: MBM has a searing hatred against SEGA and SonicTheHedgehog.
* BigDamnHeroes: Usually in streams if a member who is streaming (Like Sparanda for example)they can temporarily negate the "No backseat gaming" rule and ask for help. If it gets serious enough then they can ask mods in the chat or other HFC members for help if they are available. (like Spar did with Ntom in the blind Zelda wind-waker stream)
* BookEnds: In the ''Sonic '06'' commentary, the first line Tom says after introducing himself is [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading "This is a loading screen."]] Then, during the ''Sonic Unleashed'' commentary, [[spoiler:Tom utters this once again before Perfect Dark Gaia is revealed.]]
-->'''FTA:''' Oh, God, it's ''Sonic '06'' all over again!
** Another example (albeit unintentional) happens in the ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys'' commentary. At the beginning, Helldragon mistakenly states that ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}'' was not released in Western theaters. Tom corrects him. Then at the end, Tom mistakenly states that ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'' was the last movie to feature the original voice actors. Helldragon corrects him.
** ''Kingdom Hearts II''. In the segment directly after the prologue, Helldragon says the InnocentInnuendo quoted in the YMMV page, and Tom asks him to rephrase it. Then, before the finale ([[spoiler:The World That Never Was]]), their roles are reversed:
-->'''Tom:''' Well, Goofy goes into Sora when he does Valor Form.
-->'''Helldragon:''' [[FlatWhat What.]]
-->'''Tom:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yeah]].
-->'''Helldragon:''' Rephrase that, Tom.
-->'''Tom:''' Okay, he penetrates Sora's being and disappears.
* BrickJoke: [[KingdomHearts DiZ's computer room.]] "Hey look, this guy's got 13 games of VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft going on at the same time..."
** A better example would be from the first ''Kingdom Hearts'' playthrough -- [=NTom=] and Helldragon discussed a few times about which Keyblade is better: Metal Chocobo (AwesomeYetPractical) or Olympia ([[BoringButPractical Less Awesome, But Slightly More Practical]]). Later: [[spoiler:"Oh my, where has Metal Chocobo disappeared to?"]]
* BrokenAesop: ''Sonic 06'':
-->'''FTA:''' If your parents are dead, and the only friend you ever had is about to be erased from history, ''just smile!''
* ButtMonkey: A little bit of everyone, but mostly Tom.
** [=IRTundraboy=], on this site, having perused it during the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' playthrough, felt left out at it making no mention of him.
** Skyler.
* CallBack: In the ''KHII'' playthrough -- upon visiting the Hundred Acre Woods, there's some discussion similar to when they visited the area in the ''first'' game.
** In the ''SonicCD'' playthrough, FTA references the later parts of the ''SonicUnleashed'' playthrough (his previous appearance, nine months prior) several times.
-->'''FTA:''' "When's ''CD'' getting made?", "when's ''CD'' getting made?", ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking today!]]''
* CampStraight: Skyler. Doesn't really help that he seemed perfectly okay with the prospect of dressing up as Classic Amy and dancing for FTA.
** "Hey, boys... do you know Classic Amy?" (Skyler)
* CatchPhrase: Each member has at least one.
** "[[GoddamnedBats BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS!]]" (Helldragon) [[invoked]]
** "Awesomesauce." (FTA)
** "I don't know/care!" (Helldragon)
** "Well; wasn't that wonderful?" ([=NTom=], at the end of each Dramatic Reading video)
** "Hello, I'm NTom64, and welcome to [insert playthrough]."
** "Welcome back to the [insert playthrough] playthrough."
** "Sky-Neville" and "Sky-Jesus", among other things starting with the prefix 'Sky' (NTom, Skyward Sword)
* CelebrityResemblance: In the ''BrutalLegend'' playthrough, Ron jokingly noted a resemblance between Tom and Creator/JackBlack. Tom denied this.
** In the ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' playthrough, Tom compares Greatzombieron to [[Literature/HarryPotter Ron Weasley]].
--->'''Ron:''' No I'm not, I'm fat.
* ChekhovsGag: [[KingdomHearts Parasite Cage]]. First seen in the ''Kingdom Hearts'' playthrough, then given a CallBack in the ''Sonic '06'' playthrough, and brought up again in the ''Kingdom Hearts II'' playthrough upon encountering [[spoiler:'''Mecha-Cage''']].
* CherryTapping: Tom does this at times during the Kingdom Hearts 2 playthrough. A notable example involves finishing [[ThatOneBoss Xaldin]] with the [[FastballSpecial Goofy]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Rocket]].
* ChuckNorrisFacts: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB4Pac8ANlI This video.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: greatzombieron.
* ClusterFBomb: During their second take on ''Sonic '06''...
--> '''Helldragon:''' You know what? Fuck you [[PinballProtagonist Sonic]], fuck you Tails, fuck you [[ScrappyMechanic balls]], fuck you [[ScrappyLevel Aquatic Base]], fuck you [[BaseBreaker Shadow]], fuck you [[TheScrappy Silver]], fuck you [[GoddamnedBats laser fence]], fuck you [[InterspeciesRomance Elise]], FUCK EVERYONE! '''[[ClusterFBomb FUCK THIS GAME!]]'''
** Also:
-->'''FTA:'''Fuck the fucking fuckers!
* TheComicallySerious: Tom is this in spades.
* DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: When addressing the ScheduleSlip in the ''Sonic and the Black Knight'' playthrough:
--> '''FTA:''' It's all Tom's fault; blame him.
--> '''[=NTom=]:''' Umm, excuse me, who disappeared for a month?
--> '''FTA:''' ...You did.
--> '''[=NTom=]:''' ...''You didn't even let me know where you were! '''I thought you died!''''' I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?
* DisneyAcidSequence: [=NTom=] and [=FTA=] decide that the sixth special stage in ''SonicCD'' is one of these.
* DontExplainTheJoke: Type 2, usually coming from [[PungeonMaster NTom]].
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' [[FreudWasRight That was a penis joke.]]
** Also given a thorough lampshading.
--->'''Helldragon:''' See, that's how you tell jokes: you tell people the jokes you're going to make, then you make them, then you tell them the joke you just made.
*** However, at least in [=TheHelldragon's=] opinion, this does not work for puns.
---->'''Helldragon:''' If you explain the pun, it doesn't work. ''Fail.''
---->'''Tom:''' [[MindScrew It makes it an anti-pun;]] [[ChewbaccaDefense therefore, it is still a pun.]]
* DudeNotFunny: greatzombieron has made one or too quips that may have crossed the line -- an autism joke during the ''Disaster Movie'' commentary, or a [[TooSoon Haiti]] joke in the ''Brutal Legend'' playthrough. [=NTom=] and (in the latter case) [=IRTundraBoy=] [[{{in-universe}} were not amused]], either way.
** [[ActuallyPrettyFunny "The autism is]] [[{{Sonichu}} in your mind."]] [=(SonicMovies)=]
* DullSurprise: Typically lampshaded whenever it shows up in the works they comment on. For instance, they reference one moment in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' thusly:
-->"''~Slight disappointment~''"
* EvenEvilHasStandards: "Aww, I can't cuss at you, [[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Pooh]]; that'd just be mean." (Helldragon) Made funnier when [=NTom=] ''does'', prompting the following exchange:
-->'''Helldragon:''' -gasp- Tom!
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' I'm sorry...
-->'''Helldragon:''' ...[[DisproportionateRetribution I should kill you for that]].
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' Isn't that a bit extreme?
-->'''Helldragon:''' Extreme is how we do ''everything'' here on Hellfire Commentaries, Tom!
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: As of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', bees have started to become [=NTom=]'s equivalent to Helldragon's GoddamnedBats. [[invoked]]
-->''[[MemeticMutation "GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME."]]''
* {{Fanboy}}: While FTA is quite the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] fanboy, The Helldragon is a massive fan of {{Transformers}}.
* FanFic: Brought up (and mocked) on occasion.
--> '''Helldragon:''' ''And thus, thousands of fanfictions were born...''
* FantasticRacism: Helldragon's racist against technology -- [=NTom=] dubbed him a "techist".
-->'''Helldragon:''' AHLALALA! [=NTom=] seems to be like this with snowmen
* {{Filler}}: One time, due to not having enough time to record more ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', [=NTom=], and [=IRTundraBoy=] (later Greatzombieron) instead opted to record some more ''BrutalLegend'' -- exploring, collecting all the legends/songs, etc.
** Now Tom and Ron have done a commentary on ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', for a similar reason.
* FourManBand: In Sonic 3 And Knuckles, this is how it goes:
** OnlySaneMan: Tom
** TheSmartGuy: Sky
** ThePervert: Gareth
** ButtMonkey: Stephen
* FiveManBand
** TheLeader: [=NTom64=]
** TheLancer: The Helldragon
** TheSmartGuy: [=DigitalAlchemist=]
** TheBigGuy Mexirican Bass Monkey
** TheChick Sparanda
* FollowTheLeader: A good example is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/BrainScratchComms BrainScratch Commentaries]]. They now have [[BrainScratchCommentaries their own page]].
* FunWithAcronyms: During the ''Half-Life 2'' playthrough, Tom deduced what the DCE in [=RandomDCE=] stood for, [[RuleOfFunny as a joke.]]
--> '''Tom:''' Digest Cookies, Everyone!
* GagDub: It's been done by [=NTom=], [=FTA=], [=TheHelldragon=], [=RandomDCE=], and [=greatzombieron=].
* TheGhost: Any playthrough that was on Tom's old Website/YouTube page. They were deleted along with his old account, and were unable to be backed up due to Tom lacking an external hard-drive at the time.
* GratuitousJapanese: Ron and Daniel slip into this during the ''Half-Life 2'' playthrough, [[RuleOfFunny for no real reason.]]
* [[GoddamnedBats Goddamned ]] ''[[RunningGag BAAAAAAATS]]'': Helldragon's worst in-universe enemy.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Tom and DCE very nearly lost their sanity during the dramatic reading of ''Twilight''. DCE even described their insane breakdown with excessive PurpleProse, [[TakeThat just like Twilight would have.]]
* GoneHorriblyRight: Whenever they do commentary on something, but forget just how bad or [[MindScrew ridiculous]] it actually is (or are well aware, and [[WhatWereYouThinking go with it anyway]]), with [[GoMadFromTheRevelation predictable]] [[HilarityEnsues results]]. ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', ''The Adventures of [=SharkBoy=] and [=LavaGirl=]'', and ''Dragonball Evolution'' are all good examples, and possibly ''Sonic '06'' as well.
* HeroicBSOD: This occurred during their first ''Sonic '06'' playthrough (during the Trial of Love), when a glitch led Tom to believe that you ''had'' to choose [[InterspeciesRomance Elise]] [[UnfortunateImplications in order to proceed]].
** And also while doing [[ThatOneLevel Atlantica]] in the VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII playthrough, specifically during the final song.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Discussed a few times. "Hang on. I'm detecting copious amounts of ''DanGreen'' in the area..."
-->"[[PeterCullen Optimus Prime]], what are you doing here?"
* HijackedByGanon: During a podcast from [=NTom64=] and Helldragon, they spent some time discussing their problems with [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess some]] [[VideoGame/StarFox instances]] of this trope.
* HurricaneOfPuns: [=NTom=] has indulged in this from time to time, [[HilarityEnsues much to the chagrin of his cohorts]].
-->'''Helldragon:''' (After a particularly [[IncrediblyLamePun lame pun]]): ''Ow. [[ImHavingSoulPains That hurt my soul.]]''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ylLhSyyGTo Part 120]] of the Kingdom Hearts Playthrough nearly has ten minutes of "fucking game puns."
* IceCreamKoan: [=IRTundraboy=]'s random ancient Chinese wisdom:
-->'''[=IRTundraboy=]''': Man with broom have no use for river!
-->'''[=IRTundraboy=]''': Tiger-sleep-in-tree-to-escape-butterfly!
* IMeantToDoThat: [=NTom=] has done this a few times.
--> '''FTA:''' Sure you did, Tom, ''sure'' you did.
** He has also attempted to justify this on a few occasions, such as during the second ''Sonic '06'' playthrough:
-->'''Helldragon:''' ''(after Sonic runs into a wall of spikes)'' Well, why'd you do that?
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' ''Because he deserves it, okay?''
* ImplacableMan: Apparently, Parasite Cage, later showing up as [[spoiler:Mecha-Cage, and even later, Proto-Cage.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: Done quite a few times. Lampshaded during the ''Half-Life 2'' playthrough:
--> '''Tom:''' I make lame puns into an art-form, alright?
--> '''Ron:''' No, you make an art-form even lamer.
** In an attempt to fight back against Tom's puns, Helldragon has delved into this as well. ("''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Terra]]''ble!")
* InformedAbility: [=AxelRyman=], [=BigAl2K6=], Captainblue50, and [=LuizPrower=] are all members of the group, despite not having appeared too often, if at all.
** They have appeared in commentaries, but most of them aren't available. Axel starred in an ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' playthrough (cancelled), Alan starred in a commentary of the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie, Captainblue50 was in the ''Ben10'' live-action film commentary with DCE, along with a ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' playthrough (cancelled), and Luiz starred in a ''Sonic Rewards Compilation'' playthrough (removed).
** Cloud8745 was also a member briefly for 5 videos or so of the Pokemon Emerald playthrough (removed) before THD was a regular.
** Luiz was also involved in something StreetFighter related, but it was never released.
* InsultBackfire: This exchange during the ''Sonic and the Black Knight'' playthrough:
--> '''FTA:''' Well, you sound like a homosexual robot with a bad cold.
--> '''[=NTom=]:''' ...That's the weirdest insult I've ever received; thank you.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: On one of the comments in their ''[[VideoGame/PokeParkWii Pokepark 2]]'' live stream on Youtube, someone says 'Hellfircoms... Learn interesting facts like where the term Lolita came from!' Tom replied with this.
--> To anyone else reading this comment: It makes sense in context, I swear!'
* JerkAss: [=FastestThingAlive=] fits this to a T.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Helldragon
** FTA has his moments too.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: During a live stream, Tom once forgot that there was a level after the final boss of VideoGame/SonicColors, and went to get a drink, expecting the credits to roll. He came back missing about ten lives.
* LostAesop: In the HighSchoolMusical commentary, Helldragon gets into a rather intellectual rant about why movies like the above movie and Twilight are possible, only to go on to how if HighSchoolMusical had vampires, it would be better.
* LostForever: The commentaries for the Pokemon movies have been taken down due to copyright issues. There was a brief period where you could [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes download copies of the tracks]], but many people missed it, and will never see them again.
** Averted. As of 2013, the Pokemon movies are once again downloadable on their forums.
* MemeticBadass: The Disney-thon spawned a couple of them [[{{in-universe}} for the commentators]] -- Coach Bolton (''High School Musical'') and Persian Wolverine (''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'').
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Helldragon compares the [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Egg Genesis]] boss fight to [[ConsoleWars the downfall of SEGA]]:
--> '''Helldragon:''' ...well, pieces fly off, it slowly going [[FromBadToWorse gets worse]]; soon its core is compromised and it blows up everywhere, but really it's SEGA's fault because [[TacticalSuicideBoss it built itself]] [[AttackItsWeakPoint with a giant "FUCK ME" light on the very bottom]].
** Also later, as the boss is crashing:
--> '''Helldragon:''' Oh no, here comes SEGA's decline in the console market; run!
--> '''[=NTom=]:''' [[TakeThat Bye-bye, Dreamcast!]]
** In the ''Unleashed'' playthrough, Tom indulges in it as well.
--> '''Tom:''' A ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' playthrough without boosting is like a sandwich without a filling! It makes no sense if it's just bread!
* MindScrew: Tom pulls this on Ron in the ''Brutal Legend'' playthrough.
** A slightly meta example, but have you ''seen'' some of the stuff they've commented on? ''The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White'', etc.
* {{MST}}: How they usually go by their commentaries.
** Especially their dramatic readings.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Apparently]], ''HighSchoolMusical''.
-->'''Helldragon:''' ''YES. Robot Ghost Ninja Vampire High School. Best school ever!''
* NeverSayThatAgain: "Don't you ever. ''Ever.'' Use my full name." ([=NTom=], in response to FTA referring to him as "Thomas")
** Subverted in the SpiderManShatteredDimensions stream, when asked if he could be addressed by his full name. He responded that he really doesn't care.
* NoodleIncident: Ron's driving endeavors.
* NoJustNoReaction: During the ''Disaster Movie'' commentary, greatzombieron reacts to one of [=NTom=]'s jokes this way. To make sense of it, the movie currently showed a character pinned to the ground with the spear from a collapsed statue:
-->'''Ron:''' I don't even know what the point is, to this whole thing...\\
'''Tom:''' Well, the point is on the end of the spear.\\
(A {{Beat}} is heard, followed by an audible slapping noise.)
** This exchange from the Film/DragonballEvolution commentary.
-->'''Helldragon:''' What is that structure in the background, the one with the big fuckin hole in it, what is that?\\
'''Tom:''' Looks to be part of an ''oval office'', if you will.\\
'''Helldragon:'''... Nooo, Tom. Noooo...
* OhCrap: In the ''Alice in Wonderland'' comm, when Tom realizes that he accidentally pressed Ron's BerserkButton.
** And in DrillDozer...
--->'''Tom:''' Oh, god, not another tank! I need health! [[ThisIsGonnaSuck This won't end well...]]\\
'''Helldragon:''' So you're on the [[DualBoss two Skullker tanks]], I presume-\\
'''Tom:''' Oh, there's '''''two''''' of them?!
* OneOfUs: Otherwise, this page wouldn't exist. I wonder if it's [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined their lives]] yet?
** [=NTom64=] has lost some respect for this site though.
** "I don't hate the site; I just wish they wouldn't suck the Nostalgia Critic's dick all the time". Paraphrased quote.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Helldragon AKA Matt Willard
* ThePlan: [=NTom64=] and Helldragon {{wild mass guess|ing}} this to be how the plot of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' got started, complete with [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} David]] [[TropeNamer Xanatos]] himself.
** It's gotten to a point where they believe that [[spoiler:Xanatos was responsible for not only the creation of the Cage legacy (Parasite Cage, Mecha-Cage, Proto-Cage), but also for Nomura letting no TV series be included in Kingdom Hearts]].
** In the Super Mario Galaxy 2: Stream playthrough: The two worlds that are multiples of three were both 12 parts long, which is also a multiple of three! As a response, [=NTom=] said "Funny how things work out like that."
*** Also, he just happened to be playing the game on the third-year anniversary of Hellfire Commentaries.
* PluckyComicRelief: Helldragon
* PoliceAreUseless: Pointed out by Captainblue50 in their ''Ben 10: Race Against Time'' commentary.
* ThePowerOfRock: The ''BrutalLegend'' playthrough, natch.
** A variation occurs in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' playthrough; the Power of Dance.
* PowerTrio:
** [=NTom=], FTA, and [=TheHelldragon=]. (Not in any playthrough, but the three have appeared in livestreams and such.)
** [=NTom=], greatzombieron, and [=IRTundraboy=]. (''Brutal Legend'', ''Half-Life 2'')
** [=NTom=], FTA and [[spoiler:[=SonicMovies=]]] (The ''Sonic Heroes'' playthrough)
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "Must... talk... in... fragments!" (Helldragon)
* PungeonMaster: [=NTom64=].
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Lampshaded by Tom on a number of occasions.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' Yes, I'm actually drinking tea; I'm that much of a stereotype.
** In their ''Half-Life 2'' playthrough, they even call him out on it; and he openly admits it.
*** Then he references ''ProfessorLayton''.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' A true gentleman uses an FAQ to solve puzzles in a children's puzzle game.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The commentary for ''Destiny Deoxys'', which takes place in a futuristic city displaying a markedly higher level of general technology than anywhere else in the Pokémon world.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' Seriously, we can't put it towards curing cancer? No, just Pokémon battles? Ok.
* RefugeInAudacity: The ''Ben 10: Race Against Time'' commentary.
* ResetButton: At the end of their ''Pokémon: The First Movie'' commentary, when Mewtwo wipes the minds of everyone, he also wipes the minds of [=NTom=] and Helldragon, and they forget the entire commentary.
* RunningGag: At least one per commentary, as well as some general ones that span from comm to comm. Some notable ones:
** In The VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Episode 2 commentary: "I played this game," and any variation of it.
** In the SMG2 playthrough, "Duck-face."
** "'Ello, I'm [=NTom=] Thixty-Four."
** "Welcome to the (''video game name'') playthrough where we talk about (''completely unrelated subject'')."
** "Yes! Kill all the bats!"
** "[[SonicRiders Even without wings, I can still fly!]]"
** ''Film/TheMatrix: Path Of Neo'': "[[StreetFighter Shoryuken!]]"
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'':
*** Greatzombieron saying he can get through the entire game without getting attacked by a barnacle, then getting constantly attacked by them. Tom and [=TundraBoy=] keep reminding Ron about his earlier remark.
*** Also, Ron claiming he's the the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' expert of the group, and then failing at random points in the game.
*** Whenever the NPC who modeled [[Fanfic/HalfLifeFullLifeConsequences John Freeman]] shows up, Tom will quote either ''Full-Life Consequences'' or ''Quarter-Life: Half-Way to Destruction''. [[TakeThat And then shoot the NPC.]]
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}} and the King of Thieves'': "[[DrinkingGame Take a drink!]]"
** ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'': "It's a living."
** During the Prince of Persia stream, "EDGY" for Warrior Within, "sand cancer" for Two Thrones, and "YOLO is the definition of this game" for the reboot.
* RuleOfCool: They decide that ''BrutalLegend'''s "Bring It On Home" solo runs on this.
** Also quoted verbatim by Helldragon during their ''Sonic '06'' playthrough:
--> '''[=NTom=]:''' [[Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}} Lawrence III's]] Upgraded Styrofoam Fortress [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny versus a Dragon Mech]] for no reason.
--> '''THD:''' But it would be the ''best'' reason... 'cause it'd be kickass -- RuleOfCool, people, come on.
* SanitySlippage: A mild case; whenever the work they're commenting on [[MindScrew stops making sense]], their commentary starts to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation fall apart]], often with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious results]].
* SayMyName: FTA likes making fun of Tom's "[[OpeningNarration Hello, I'm NTom64]]" intro line (see RunningGag above). Tom's actually called him out on it once or twice.
* ScheduleSlip: There's a schedule? Also lampshaded quite frequently. For example, during the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' playthrough, Sora & co. entered a doorway at one point and come out on the other side ... nine months later.
* SelfDeprecation: Tom is this in spades, usually for minuscule/non-existent reasons. Can even reach the point of HeroicSelfDeprecation on occasion.
** "I was re-watching the ''Sonic '06'' playthrough earlier, and my God, we are ''boring.''" (FTA)
** "Daniel, you're recording video game footage for the Internet. I'm pretty sure you've hit rock bottom." (Tom)
** "The American commentator on this Youtube stream is the absolute worst. I say this as a commentator who is also the absolute worst." (Tom)
** "[=HellfireComms=]: Please WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} us!" (Helldragon)
** "Oh look, a girl who doesn't like me. [[SarcasmMode What a shocker!]]" (Helldragon)
* ShamelessSelfPromoter[=/=]PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: PlayedForLaughs.
* ShoutOut: Several, including Command and Commentary (a fellow Youtube commentary group which FTA is affiliated with), the Something Awful Let's Play forum, [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]], and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]], among others.
** Also, in their ''Half-Life 2'' commentary (and later ''Kingdom Hearts II'', among others), they make a shout-out to a [[TVTropes very special web page.]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Parodied and invoked; see ShamelessSelfPromoter above.
-->'''[=NTom=]:''' One day, someone's gonna watch this and think we're actually being egotistical.
* SpotOfTea: Tom loves his tea. He even claims that it's his power source.
** And that he can summon it at will.
* TheStraightMan: [=NTom64=]. [=IRTundraBoy=] shows traces of this as well.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: Tom and FTA (or Tom and Helldragon) keep an act like this going strong.
* TakeThat: To the material they're commenting on, [[SelfDeprecation to themselves]], to something completely unrelated, etc.
* TheWikiRule: Averted; they started a wiki, but eventually scrapped it in favor of a [=TVTropes=] page.
* ThingOMeter: [=NTom=] and [=TheHelldragon=] have considered putting a "Sora, Donald, Goofy"-meter in the corner because of the sheer number of times it is spoken by various characters in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' early in their playthrough. It is never talked about after the ScheduleSlip.
* TradeSnark: Death Laser™!
** And, more recently, the Fractal Tech Gear™.
* {{Uncancelled}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Their playthrough of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'''s story mode will eventually be redone, as well.
* VerbalTic: Tom used to say "Indeed" quite a few times in earlier playthroughs.
** Also, "This is true."
*** And recently, "''The Harlem Globetrotters Meet Snow White''."
** "Fair enough" - FTA.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Played with in Tom's and [=BigAl=]'s ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie commentary.
-->'''[=BigAl=]:''' This is happening ''now'', this is based on a true story.
* VitriolicBestBuds: [=NTom=] and... possibly everyone.
-->'''Greatzombieron:''' This is why every day with you... is ''pain. Constant... pain''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, the ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' commentary was to be done with [=RandomDCE=], but there was never put a date for him and Tom to start recording, so Tom eventually did it with Greatzombieron instead.
** There's also the Disney-thon, a ten-day marathon of Disney movies. It was affected so much by the ScheduleSlip that Tom eventually canceled it, releasing the 6 finished commentaries [[note]]''Alice in Wonderland'', ''Toy Story'', ''A Bug's Life'', ''Tron'', ''Aladdin and the King of Thieves'', and ''High School Musical''[[/note]] all at once as the "Proto-thon".
** However, it has been resurrected and has gone from a ten-day marathon to a ''[[SerialEscalation whole month]]'' of Disney movie commentaries.
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