* ColbertBump:
** One of the rare cases where the bumper considers this to be a ''bad'' thing, Jon expresses shame at himself for his ''{{VideoGame/Superman 64}}'' let's play encouraging people to go out and buy the game.
** It happened again with ''VideoGame/BombermanActZero''. Whenever he streamed, there were full 8-person rooms in a matter of seconds, and the game reached the top 16 most viewed at the time.
* CreatorBacklash: Jon did genuinely enjoy playing ROM hacks of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' sent in by his viewers, but he eventually got sick of them, as most of the hacks contained poor level designs and gimmicks. This is especially shown in his LP of ''Super Mario TKO'', where he expects a lot of nonsense he encountered before in other hacks, and is not used to ''TKO'' having level designs that almost mirrors the quality found in official ''Mario'' games. Combined with the fact that Jon wanted to LP other games, he dropped ROM hacks entirely except for one that was sent in to him by a person who wanted someone to LP it since he was dying of cancer. [[note]]Except the person was totally lying about having cancer, as Jon later discovered and pointed out.[[/note]]
** Jon also got so angry and frustrated with people that sent him ROM hacks that abuse invisible blocks that he created an entire level made out of ''nothing but'' the invisible coin blocks. The level forces the player to reveal each and every hidden block to build platforms to the top, and they also have to use a springboard to reach the higher blocks. The player must then get the switch at the top and use it at the very bottom of the level to get access to the exit.
* DevelopmentHell: ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}'' test video: December 1, 2007. Trailer for the LP: January 26, 2008. Part 1 of the LP: ''June 17, 2010''. As of January 2013, he is on ''Stage 6'', less than ''halfway'' through the game. Later on, ''stage 6'': May 26, 2012. ''Stage 7'': January 31, 2013.
** [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell Supposedly the series will continue]] after the VideoGame/YoshisIsland LetsPlay wraps up in early 2016 but it remains to be seen. If it does, ''Stage 7'' and ''Stage 8'' [[SequelGap would have a gap of 3 years]].
** His VideoGame/YoshisIsland LetsPlay also suffered from this to a lesser degree. The first 6 episodes all released within one month. Episode 7 came out 3 and a half months later, episode 9 was 2 and a half months after episode 8, and finally, episode 17 released 4 months after episode 16.
* 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=].
* HeAlsoDid: Jon lent his voice to ''Scott Pilgrim: The Audiobook'' (playing Scott himself) before the series was cancelled after the third book.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Four-player ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' races were an LP idea first used on Website/SomethingAwful as early as 2007, which Jon (as one of the original [=SomethingAwful=] LP-ers) revived and brought to Youtube. The race Jon had with LetsPlay/SuperJeenius, LetsPlay/{{Pcull44444}} and LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun had far more exposure and has become very popular, to the point that when some of the older SA races have been transferred over to [=YouTube=], FanDumb accuses them of being ripoffs.
* 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]].
* 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. But 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?"
* 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 with his video of Stage 7... on January 31, 2013.
** When Jon started his ''Yoshi's Island'' LP, the universe proved that [[StatusQuoIsGod it wouldn't stand for Jon posting videos regularly and frequently]]. Jon returned from a trip to a convention only to find that his recording and editing computer was mysteriously unable to start. Part 6 of the LP went up on October 15, 2014, before he left. Part 7 finally went up on ''February 3, 2015''. Part 8 was delayed due to various technical problems like his laptop dying, the recording stuttering, and the recording crashing his editing software. With many conventions in the summer, it would not be surprising to see uploads slow down. He also had to move towards the end of 2015 and lost the cartridge, delaying it again and then he found it before ending up sick after posting a single episode.
** Really any time he goes to a con expect videos and streams to take a break for the next couple of weeks, and he goes to ''a lot'' of cons.
** And now ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' is the victim of this due to Josh's computer having issues and losing some of the recordings. While Jon and Tom still have theirs, they decided to just re-record it out of fairness to Josh's viewers which isn't going to happen until sometime in January.
* StreisandEffect: Several games that Jon does an LP of that are bad usually has him telling people not to play said bad games because... well, they're bad and are not good or fun to play (he's playing the games to showcase just how bad they are). The most infamous example is with ''Superman 64'', where there was a ''spike'' of people that wanted to try the game (with many actually playing it) because they wanted to experience the laughably broken game in the same way Jon did.
* ThrowItIn: Jon's livestream of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' was supposed to be a typical normal run of the game. However, he accidentally kicked the game cartridge when he turned on the Retron, causing the game to be displayed with horribly glitchy graphics. Rather than fix the game, [[https://youtu.be/2CIBrncUxwg Jon decides to play the entire game in its broken state]]. He managed to finish it too.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** One has to wonder what would've happened if Jon and [[Characters/ProtonJon The Jewker]] actually entered the VideoGame/BombermanActZero [[TournamentArc tournament]]. Would [[Characters/ProtonJon Dan]] still have been able to win the entire thing? If the climax of the second tournament is anything to go by, [[spoiler: Dan would've been destroyed if he faced Jon in the tournament.]]
** In Episode 12 of LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys's LP of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', Jon explains that he was going to produce a second episode of "What Not to Do in a Super Mario World ROM Hack" following his "invisible blocks" tirade, but it eventually got too elaborate and he cancelled it.
** One stream has him mention that he was going to do a WWE game where a custom story mode enabled him to pit Batman versus Superman, but ultimately didn't do it since another Let's Player did it better. He also mentions that he was going to play an "deadly Ultimate Frisbee" video game where his Career Mode decisions would be decided by his audience, but he also ultimately cancelled that.