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->''Your daily dose of horny French hardcore gamer''
--> -- '''Benzaie'''

A Channel Awesome reviewer for Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses and Blistered Thumbs. Benzaie is a [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] French [[RetroGaming retro gamer]] with a [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating sense of humor]] who hosts [[YouFailLinguisticsForever "Games That You Might Don't Know but That are Still Pretty Damn Sweet"]], a look back at obscure old games, mostly for the Sega Saturn and Neo-Geo. He has a pet/sidekick/roommate/son/brother/ lover, Beary Bear, and a tongue-in-cheek rivalry with fellow TGWTG member ThatDudeInTheSuede. Also hosts FAQ You, Hard Corner, and Heavy Metal Package, as well as his Benzaie's Top Five segment. His [=GameFap=] and Let's Fap shows are hosted by one of his other characters, Master Bate.


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!!This work provides examples of:

* AffectionateParody: In [[TheSpoonyOne Spoony's]] review of ''Mazes and Monsters'', Benzaie makes a guest appearance and decides to have his own fun with the controversy over the Critic's The Room review by dressing up and acting as Tommy Wiseau.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The titular Computer in "Computer and Spaceman". [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted.]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Master Bate. He even fucked a coat, because it was vaguely human-shaped.
* AuthorFilibuster: The first part of his ''Rapelay'' review consists of him ranting about the American overreaction to a game that wasn't even available in the American market.
** He follows this up in his ''Can't Escape the Heroine'' review with Beary going on a long rant pointing out the hypocrisy of a game about male on female rape being banned, but not a game about [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale female on male rape.]]
*** To which Bate himself replied "Hey! [[CompletelyMissingThePoint That bear talks!]]"
* BadassBeard: When he has one.
* BearyFunny: Duh.
* BilingualBonus: In the end of Benzaie's ''Moktar'' review, he has a flashback with a conversation in French. None of the English subtitles match.
* BiTheWay: "Yes, I like dudes as well."
** For a while, he very ambiguous about the whole thing and didn't go beyond hints, but eventually said in an Q&A vlog, "Let's just say, officially, I'm bi."
* ButtMonkey: Beary.
* CasanovaWannabe: The "FAQ You" segments.
** Bate is ''very'' confident about his sex life and his ability to score with women. It's implied that he's pretty much this without the failure part mentioned in the trope, but doesn't quite completely cross into either HandsomeLech or TheCasanova territory.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Laaaaaame!"
** "But wait!" (subtitles: "Attendez!")
** "I ''[[RougeAnglesOfSatin loe]]'' (insert noun here)!"
** [[OhCrap "Oh, boy!"]] (cue ending theme)
** "Hello, and welcome to [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THE]] Hard Corner!"
** "Waddafuk? Dees ees boo-sheet!" [[AffectionateParody Lovingly parodied]] by almost everyone on [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thedudette/specials/30839-channel-awesome-does-benzaie Channel Awesome]].
* CharacterBlog: Beary's Facebook page.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: He briefly discusses the topic in the beginning of [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/benzaie/gymdk/16152-french-indies this video.]] In Song!
* CoolShades: Master Bate.
* CultureClash: According to one of Spoony's vlogs, this happened when he was introduced to the concept of sales tax being excluded from the price tag, which does not happen in Europe.
** Judging by how often it was mentioned in the "TGWTG Does Benzaie" anecdotes, this is apparently something of a BerserkButton for him now.
** According to Spoony's commentary, while filming ''{{Kickassia}}'', he got confused and then angry over seeing "pie a la mode" on a menu. In English, it means "pie with ice cream", but in French it means "pie of the style". Both he and the other critics concluded that America was fucked up.
* DeadpanSnarker: he can enter good ol' SarcasmMode whenever the occasion proves fit. For example, in a brief exchange among the comments on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgyN7ATG-3c this video:]]
--> '''[=MrLolcatsXD=]:''' ''"are u really benzai off tgwtg?"''
--> '''[[AllLowercaseLetters benzaie:]]''' ''"nope I just steal his footage and even uploaded some videos here BEFORE he would upload them to TGWTG... I'm that good of a hacker !"''
* DealWithTheDevil: When you make a deal with the devil, or Ze Sad Panda in this case, you have to play VideoGame/StreetFighter on the Amstrad 464 CPC. The prize for winning: The computer itself.
* DepravedBisexual: In character he has done some very, very sick things, and although his bisexuality isn't really a part of it, it adds to the package.
** Master Bate on the other hand (as well as being AnythingThatMoves level horny) is pretty fucking depraved every time he appears.
* DolledUpInstallment: PlayedForLaughs, After watching Benzaie even up the score against Handsome Tom in a match of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', Master Bate comments that he hasn't been this excited since the announcement of ''[[RunningGag "Rapelay 2: MarzGurl Edition"]]''.
* DontExplainTheJoke: He loves to do this often, but does this most notably in his review of ''You Can't Escape the Heroine.''
* DrivenToSuicide: Benzaie, after realising [[{{Franchise/Terminator}} Robert Patrick]] was in the Film/DoubleDragon movie. He got better.
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Anytime he speaks in French in a video.
* TheFaceless: Invoked with [[http://benzaie.com.over-blog.com/article-the-best-looking-character-in-skyrim-88986866.html this photo]].
* FanDisservice: in the Let's Fap for "X-Change," whenever he gets to a sex scene he ha a tendency to start using strange voices, including his Hard Corner voice (for the male-turned-female protagonist), Kermit the Frog, a pirate, and Beary
** Benzaie in general ''loves'' doing this.
* FilkSong: For his 2nd anniversary on the site, he did [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/benzaie/specials/27414-benzaies-game-collection a vlog of his game collection]]--set to [[StandardSnippet the "Can-Can"]]
** He even sings the ''credits!''
-->Video made for {{Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses}}.com
-->Written and edited by Benjamin DANIEL
-->It would be nuts to sing this part!
-->Thanks for 2 years of Awe-some-ness!
-->Glad you enjoy the vid-e-os
-->Mostly the ones a-bout Hen-tai!
-->[[TakeThatAudience You're-all a-bunch of-pervs, it's-true!!]]
-->CHAN-NEL AWE-SOOOOOOOME!
* GreekChorus: Beary.
-->''(Off screen) "IT SUCKS!"
-->'''Benzaie:''' "Beary, SHUT THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]] UP, I know it was you!"
* GagBoobs: Bate goes nuts for women in Hentai that have this.
* GagPenis: Bate himself.
* GenderBender: Apparently [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/benzaie/top-5/31722-top-5-brutal-murder-attempts-in-jem this is what happens]] when a guy watches too much ''JemAndTheHolograms''
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Beary is [[VagueAge probably]] experiencing one.
* HoYay:[[invoked]] Benzaie makes it pretty damn clear in his review of "Beverly Hills Cop: The Movie: The Game" that he just wants to touch some other guys in his rap song. Namely Phelous and Spoony.
* ImAHumanitarian: In his IK+ review, [[spoiler: Benzaie tells Beary his mom is dead, but she's still around...as in she's been feeding them for the past few months. Cue Beary glancing at his meal, and Ben telling him to hurry up and eat, since he "can't microwave your mother".]]
* {{Keet}}: Most of Benzaie's [[AlterEgoActing characters]].
* LetsPlay: So Many That He Has A Separate Section At The [[ThatGuyWithTheGlassesIndex Index]].
** His Bate character has one called "Lets Fap", where he plays through ''Cobra Mission'' on the DOS platform, claiming it to be one of the very first interactive games featuring animated nudity. Of course, all the nudity itself is censored for the review.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[RebusBubble Bate + Facehugger = Bearie!??]]
** '''''[[CatchPhrase "Oh, boy!" (cue ending theme)]]''''
* MrFanservice: He frequently does cameos in other TGWTG members' videos in which he is either in his underwear, or completely naked.
** This includes his turn as Conan during ''SuburbanKnights'', which eventually backfired since the weather was very uncooperative.
* MultipleChoicePast: Beary has about as many origin stories as [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Dr. Insano]].
* SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove: [[{{in-universe}} The premise]] of GYMDK and GSYMDK.
* NonHumanSidekick: Beary.
* [[OhCrap Oh, Boy!]]
* [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunet]]: As he said in his Vlog, he is one pasty white man.
* RefugeInAudacity: The Jizz-O-Meter Rating Scale, among other things in [=GameFAP=]. Bate's horniness is the driving force behind his actions for EVERYTHING.
* DarthWiki/RuinedForever: On one of his Lets Faps, he told his cohost to "make the [[Series/SesameStreet Cookie Monster]] noise". Her response? "You just ruined Cookie Monster forever"
* RunningGag:Subverted.Whenever Ben comes up with a new running gag he tries to kill it as fast as possible
* RobotMe: [[spoiler: In the third act of ''Computer and Spaceman,'' Computer takes on the form of Spaceman after going power-mad.]]
* ShirtlessScene: Probably more then all the other shirtless scenes on the site, but hey he's [[InnocentFanserviceGirl french]].
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: There's his SignatureStyle, and then there's the serious, informative interviews he does for [=DigitalGames=].fr. His top 10 films of the 80s, 90s and "[=2Ks=]" were also very analytical.
* StealthPun: "I'm your host, Bate, the master of hentai games and subtle puns."
* StoicSpectacles: Part of his appeal.
* SweetTooth: He likes Mountain Dew and cheese cake, though it might be be the ForbiddenFruit nature of them as they're [[OfferVoidInNebraska unavailable in France]]
* TakeThat
-->"Kinda like sodomy, I mean, White Castle"
* TestosteronePoisoning: The "Benzaie's Hard Corner" and "Heavy Metal Package" segments. [[RealMenWearPink The cute bear stays even then.]]
* TwoferTokenMinority: Not only is he French, he's also openly bisexual and an atheist.
* VideoReviewShow
* WholesomeCrossdresser[=/=]AttractiveBentGender: He dresses up as a women a lot, and looks damn fine doing it too.
** Except for the beard, of course.
* WifeHusbandry: Beary is both Benzaie's adopted son and future husband. He also once tried to hook Benzaie up with his sister, Sega Game Gear.
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