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    Nayrman 214 (Ryan Malis) 
The creator of the group, he presented the plan to Solaris in the forums, and later Johnny. Usually has a very strong opinion, almost never giving reason to his hatred or love of games or movies. Tends to sound bland, but is also known for being hilarious in a weird but sometimes clever kind of way. As he is in charge of recording the commentaries, he could be considered the leader of the group. So far he has recorded:
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels
  • Sonic 3 and Knuckles (Sonic and Tails)
  • Klonoa (Wii)
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 5
  • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man 8
  • Mega Man 9
  • Mega Man 10
  • Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
  • Portal 2 Co-op (With Lewis)
  • TMNT 4: Turtles in Time
  • TMNT 4: Turtles in Time: Reshelled (with Johnny and 2 random players)
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Series
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Scott Pilgrim VS The World
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • F-Zero GX
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • No More Heroes
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
  • Star Fox 64
  • Sonic Colors
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Wario World
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Momocon 2013 games (Kirby´s Return to Dreamland, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 4, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
  • Sonic Heroes
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Spyro the Dragon
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • The Last of Us
  • Mighty Switch Force!

Tropes that apply to Ryan:
  • Accentuate the Negative: Ryan will often be the first member to point out any flaw that he believes the game has.
  • Bias Steamroller: Nayrman has a huge grudge against EA and Capcom.
    • He's outright admitted to hating Gen 3 of Pokemon (despite never playing it) and it really shows during the review of IGN's Top 100 Pokemon list (in which he admitted this hatred).
  • Blood Knight: Mostly in the New Super Mario Brothers Wii playthrough, but he generally likes to kill any enemy in his way.
  • Born Lucky: If you can wall jump, in a game you can't wall jump in, and kill an enemy in a Mario game, by jumping under it, you are beyond lucky. Now if only that applied for him outside video games...
    • He wins Waluigi's island by doing nothing but running around in circles and spouting "Anarchy!". This can be attributed to him spending the entire board on the space switching island, but even then, he was just doing it to be a dick and wasn't even trying to win.
      • A general rule: If it's a multiplayer game, expect Ryan to dominate and likely win it by default.
    • He's also exceptionally good at Superman 64, causing Ted to suspect he bribed the game.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Super 69 Awesome Spinning Attack, GO!"
  • Captain Obvious: His main commentary style.
  • Catch Phrase: Nayrman seems to have a lot of these. Here's a quick list:
    • "Yaaay!"
    • "Pourquoi?!" (literally French for "Why?!"), although this one isn't used as much anymore.
    • "Huzzah!", although this one isn't used as much anymore.
    • "You could just go."
    • "Hi, [Insert Name Here]."
    • "Bye X", whenever an enemy is leaving the screen.
    • "I'm glad I paid for those child grabbing lessons." (Said whenever any character is kidnapped or grabbed.)
    • "You've wasted so much of my time", used whenever the person recording the game they're commentating over... well, wastes their time.
    • "God Dammit!" Said whenever Ryan fails on completing a section or when something out of nowhere hits him.
    • "Sloooow doooown," whenever the game's frame rate drops or chugs along.
    • "Weeeee," said whenever the player character goes flying in the air.
    • "Blindsided!"
    • "Fuck you, I can fly!"
    • "You got a/the X!" said whenever the player character gets an item and Nayrman says the phrase in the same tone of Zelda's "item get" jingle.
    • "Oh My." Said in the style of George Takei.
    • "It's symbo-o-olic!" Said whenever something, well, symbolic occurs.
    • "Anarchy!" and "Chaos route!" During the Waluigi's island board of Mario party 3.
    • "Waah!"
    • Seems to have a new one every video, which he will proceed to use constantly, only to never use it again once the video is over.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: While it has not been said by any of the crew, he resembles a cross between Kramer from Seinfeld and Leonard from The Big Bang Theory
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Like most of the Brain Scratch Crew, he has a very foul mouth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly in recent commentaries.
  • Dull Surprise: He claims this is why he needs the other commentators.
  • Evil Laughter
  • Fan Boy: Batman could eat a nursery full of babies and Ryan wouldn't care.
    • DC in general, though John says it is probably nostalgia.
  • Grumpy Bear: Sometimes. It usually only when something really irritates him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ends up dying to TOAD MAN of all people due to his "speedrunning" in Megaman 4.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: In the commentary of The Santa Clause for Hellfire Commentaries' Disneython, Ryan mentions several times that he is Jewish.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Same as Ted below in regards to competitive battling in Pokemon, though his judgement-clouding Bias Steamroller extends to Gen 3 as well as Gen 4. However, he doesn't attempt to sound as informed as Ted does.
  • Man Child
  • Never My Fault: He often tries to come up with an excuse whenever he fails miserably. This is especially noticeable in the Super Mario 3D World playtrhough where he uses the camera as an excuse for why is failing.
  • Old Shame: The Mario 1 and Mega Man 2 commentaries. Also, IT'S TOAD MAN!
  • One of Us: He was referencing TV Tropes, long before this or the main page was made.
  • Significant Anagram: The first four letters of his net handle are an anagram of his first name.
  • The Smart Guy: Oftentimes he will bring up a scientific explanation to whatever topic is at hand, such as Spike being able to survive in space due to internal pressure. He has stated the only class he ever failed was Programming (or coding, whatever), implying that he survived Calculus with one of The Four Horsemen of Georgia Tech.
  • The Stoic
  • Troll: A defining characteristic. Particularly when recording the Megaman 3 footage and refusing to edit out a tedious grinding segment that lasted two parts and during the Waluigi's island board of Mario party 3. He basically spends the entire time dicking people over with the space switching island And he still wins. Basically, if he can screw you over by any means, he will.

    Solaris Paradox (Lewis Meideros) 
Solaris is the second founder of the channel. The idea of commentating was originally pitched to him by Ryan, after which he later invited Johnny. Usually goes on various rants and talking about subjects unrelated to the game. Will find something to compare to Sonic the Hedgehog in each and every one of their playthroughs. Is also known for having technical problems that have affected his presence in the group. He's also not afraid to be self-deprecating, either, as he makes fun of the fact that he is unemployed and that his references are too nerdy for the other commentators. His contributions involve:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic 06 (Most of it)
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic: Lost Worlds
  • Sonic 3 and Knuckles (Knuckles)
  • Portal
  • Portal 2 Co-op (With Ryan)
  • Pokemon LeafGreen (Parts 1-8)
  • Persona 3 FES
  • Catherine
  • Devil May Cry
  • Dm C: Devil May Cry
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Tropes that apply to Lewis:
  • Adorkable: The way he rambles during his own playthroughs (specifically Sonic 1):
    "Now, I hesitate at every single crusher down here because I'm a pansy. I hesitate like that, crushers make me nervous."
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The amount of blue screens his past computers have suffered would make any sane man mad.
  • Allergic To Needles: Mentioned in the F-Zero Gx playthrough, that when he gets a shot, he passes out.
  • Artistic License - Linguistics: He discovered the proper pronunciation of "Awry" during their commentary of Sonic '06.
  • Bias Steamroller: To most 8-bit games, with the Super Mario games being the only known exception.
  • Catch Phrase: Whenever he starts arguing about something, is cut off at the end of the part, and then re-mentions his point at the beginning of the next part, he says, "As I was saying".
    • He also says "I have a question," for when he wants to ask a question and wants everyone else to be quiet.
    • "Peach was useful!"
  • Character Development: At the beginning of Mario 3D World playthrough, he spent a majority of the time running around in circles and dying. As the game progresses though, he becomes more competent, spouting "Peach is/was useful!" whenever he does something good.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Seems to think on a different wavelength than the others, as he'll tend to ramble on topics that no one else gets and not understand comments that the others make.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He was bullied as a child... but at one point, the bullies threw money at him. They paid for his ice cream that day.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much more so in earlier commentaries, but he still snarks every now and again.
  • Evil Laughter: Doesn't do so often, but when he does, it's impressive.
  • Fan Boy: Of the Sonic, Persona, Resident Evil, and Naruto series.
  • Grammar Nazi
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: He looks near identical to Leon S. Kennedy. Though, this was intentional, as he states that one day he brought his copy of Resident Evil 4 to the Barber Shop and asked them if they could give him Leon's haircut.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Lewis's call sometimes drops while he's talking, prompting the rest of the commentators to shout "Lewis? Lewis! Leeeeeeeeewwwiiiiiiiiissssss!!!!!!!"
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: If he can collect it, you bet your ass he will. And he will complain if someone (usually Johnny) passes up easily-obtainable collectibles. This occasionally comes back to bite him in the ass, as seen in the Catherine playthrough.
  • Man Child: At the very least a parody of it.
  • Logic Bomb: He will be the first to question something in a commentary. His logical questioning eventually gets the better of him in the Kid Icarus Uprising commentary.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Styled after Leon S. Kennedy.
  • Put on a Bus: Several times, due to computer problems. This began the many sagas of the Not-Lewis Chronicles.
  • The Spock: Often questions nonsensical aspects of the games they comment on.

    Somecallme Johnny (Juan "John" Ortiz) 
The most well known of the group, a reviewer on Youtube who was invited by Solaris to join the group. Has taken the liberty of recording the group's HD games. He is also the one who will usually try to give the most info on the game and ask questions related to them, but that doesn't mean he is professional. He initially was quite shy and, in the first few commentaries, barely said anything, but now some may argue he is the most lively of them all. Usually very foul mouthed, but very serious about the stuff he works on, such as his career and his infamous Sonic 20th Anniversary Animation, which came out after half a year of schedule slips. His standard and high-definition recordings include:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic 06 (last few parts)
  • Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • TMNT 4: Reshelled (With Ryan and 2 random players)
  • Portal 2 (Solo)
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episodes 1 and 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis
  • Super Metroid
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Metroid Prime
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Mega Man X
  • Mega Man X2
  • Mega Man X3
  • Mega Man X4
  • Gradius 3
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Super Mario Land
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Pokemon Leaf Green (from part 9 onwards)
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

Tropes that apply to Johnny:
  • Angrish: In Part 17 in Portal 2 Co-Op; Genesis as well.
    • Also at the beginning of the Shadow The Hedgehog LP, when explaining why he finds the game worse than Sonic 06.
    FTA: I think this game has broken Johnny!
  • Artistic License - Linguistics: He learned how to pronounce ďż˝Chasmďż˝ during their first TV Tropes episode.
    • Johnny managed to screw up his grammar in Part 1 of Sonic Genesis and ends up saying at one point "A fuck ton of lot".
  • American Accents: Johnny has a distinct Western U.S accent, which is most prevalent in the way he pronounces words containing "were-" in them ("war-", as opposed to "were-").
  • Bald of Awesome: In the beginning, John did have hair, but over the years it slowly began to get thinner, until it reached the point it is now.
  • Bias Steamroller: To all anti-gravity & ice gimmicks in platformers, as well as deep underwater areas.
    • Although his hate of underwater areas is more of a childhood fear created by Ecco the Dolphin .
  • Berserk Button: Sonic Genesis
    • Shadow The Hedgehog, which he finds worse than Sonic 06 because of the tedious "Find/Kill all X" missions and having to replay the game 9 more times for 100% Completion.
    • In the past, he would get very irritated when anyone made fun of his weight, often insulting the person right back. Nowadays, he plays along with it.
  • Blood Knight: Will kill anything in his way when playing video games, even if they are harmless. Often says "They're in my way", as an excuse for killing them.
  • Book Dumb: While a genius in terms of what makes a good game, a highly skilled animator, and a master player at what he likes, he isn't the brightest guy in terms of academic/"book" facts. A minor example being that he didn't know that New Hampshire had no sales tax until Ted outright said it, despite the state being universally known for that. Even he admitted one time that Matt is most intelligent member of his group.
  • Catch Phrase: "Greed was the enemy!"
    • "My dick! My diiiiiiiccckkkk"
    • "I would like to remind the audience that X is not Y..."
    • "For those of you who are not aware..."
    • "I was just about to comment on that."
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Possibly the most out of all the members.
  • Evil Laughter: The Clement and Johnny Classic City Escape video and the beginning of Sonic Genesis is the best example.
  • Fan Boy: Of the Sonic the Hedgehog and Metroid series.
  • In Harm's Way: When he plays Mega Man X games.
  • Man Child: He does admit to this.
  • Man Witha Thousand Voices: The amount of impressions or original voices he can pull off is outstanding.
  • Nice Guy: John is very respectful and friendly, possibly the most out of all the main members. Although, you have to look past his snarkiness and foul mouth.
  • Never Live It Down: "It's STORM EAGLE; I KNOW!"
  • One of Us: Was referencing TV Tropes, long before this page or the main page were made.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Even though his real name is "Juan", most people (himself included) just call him "John" or "Johnny".
  • Rage Breaking Point: Ryan winning on Waluigi's island by literally running around in circles and being a dick.
    • The final part of Sonic Genesis.

    Exand Shadow (Ted Wiesen) 
The youngest member of the group. He joined at random during the Resident Evil 4 commentary, and later became a permanent member after recording Pokemon Yellow for the team, taking Lewis's place in some of the latest commentaries. He is a massive Pokemon and Kirby enthusiast and he is quite a bright spark in the group; he uses a mix of sarcasm and being generally silly to sell his humor, but he has fit in very well. His recordings include:
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Pokemon Yellow
  • Pokemon Crystal
  • Pokemon Emerald
  • Tetris
  • Kirby's Dream Land
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pikmin
  • Sonic Riders
  • Sonic Rush
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Paper Mario
  • Ib
  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Trauma Team
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Tropes that apply to Ted:
  • Accentuate the Negative: Not to Ryan's degree, but he still considers it odd to play through an entire game without bringing any attention to its flaws.
  • Artistic License - Music: He knows how to play the flute. Granted he's not Julius Baker good, but he does a decent job.
  • Adorkable
  • American Accents: Has a HEAVY Massachusetts accent. Not a stereotypical Boston like Movie Bob, but it is there. Examples include:
    • Room:Rum
    • Drawing: Droaring
    • Month: Munch
    • Awesome: Alsum
    • Level: Lehvull
  • Artistic License - Linguistics: He mispronounced Chasm in the second TV Tropes episode.
    • He also combined insignificant and inconsequential into Insiconsequential in part 2 of Sonic Genesis.
    • Again, Ted somehow manages to combine dramatically and drastically into dramastically in part 13 of Pokemon Crystal.
    • Ted coins the term "satisfication" in part 5 of Metroid: Fusion.
    • Ted combines Salvage and Scavenge into Scalvage in part 10 of Pikmin.
  • Ascended Extra: Ted was just added randomly during the Resident Evil 4 playthrough, before he eventually became a permanent member.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He was a big fan of Brainscratchcomms before he became a guest commentator and then the official fourth member of BSC.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up having a shiny.
    • Although mentioned, if you say it in something unrelated to Pokémon, he won't care.
    • Anything related to Gen 4 of Pokémon tends to put him in a bad mood. Lampshaded by Ted himself during "The Bullshit Video", in which Ted notes that he goes into a rant on Platinum any time somebody brings up a part of the game. He also bitched about something about every 10 minutes in that video, to the point that even Johnny (himself not a fan of Gen 4) found it excessive. During the Pokémon Y livestream, Johnny catches a Bidoof (that was female, mind you) and nicknames it Ted just to set him off. However, he has calmed down about it recently.
    • He states that no game, not even Gen 4, pisses him off more than Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney.
  • Bias Steamroller: Towards the Legend of Zelda for the NES, Pokemon Gen 4 and the Earthbound/Mother series.
    • To be fair, Zelda 1 is a very Guide Dang It game, and is best enjoyed by someone who has memorized how to complete it. Ted needed a guide at all times, and was repeatedly mocked for his constant deaths. He's also mostly indifferent towards the Mother series. It's only with Gen 4 (part of a series which he otherwise loves) that he comes off as excessively hateful.
    • He is also against DC Comics, and has a very stubborn disliking of Batman. But that might just be because he's a Marvel fan.
  • Butt Monkey: The Zelda 1 LP in particular. Watch it all and you'll just why he has a Bias Steamroller against it.
  • Catch Phrase: "GOD DAMNIT!"
  • Celebrity Resemblance: People point out that he looks like Loki. Not that he minds at all.
  • Cousin Oliver: One of the youngest commentators to date.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Does so very frequently.
  • Fan Boy: He adores the Pokemon, Kirby, Ace Attorney, Paper Mario, and Tetris series.
    • He also loves Sonic Adventure 2 more than any member.
    • Also, Marvel Comics
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Though he understands the basics of competitive battling (EVs, IVs, Natures), he's not as competent as he thinks he is about anything more complex.
    • Also, he lacks the understanding of actual combat. Such as when he assumes Magnezone is at the bottom of the tier lists due to it's 4X ground weakness, despite all of the things that it can do.
    • He has a difficult time accepting any alternate opinions from his, assuming that his opinion is the only correct one. He states he is trying to get better at this.
  • Man Child
  • Mr. Fanservice: He seems to have obtained quite a few fan girls. He remains humble about it, though.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Downplayed, Recently the fans complained that when his personality is divided depending on if he's on Twitter or commentating. Stating that he's happy, ecstatic, and friendly while commentating, but while on Twitter, he is more blunt and to the point to his fans. He states that he does admit to doing this.
  • Un Evil Laugh: All of his attempts come off as pathetic. Although, it is debatable if his attempts are real ones, or if he's just sucking on purpose.

Guest Commentators

    Big Al (Alan) 
The first guest commentator Brain Scratch has ever had, he's best known for his various rant videos. Known for his vulgarity, Big Al always brings big laughs in any commentary he appears in.
Big Al has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Klonoa (Part 13 onwards)
  • Donkey Kong Country(Part 12 only)
  • The Knuckles run of Sonic 3 & Knuckles
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Sonic Colors.

Tropes that apply to Big AL:

    Spax 3 (Alexander) 
Only appearing in the TMNT playthroughs, most people have forgotten about him. Being best known for his screaming, most may be glad he hasn't made any additional appearances.
Spax has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Reshelled

Tropes that apply to Spax:

    Clement J 642 (Jamie Clement) 
One of the Brain Scratch Crew's first and most frequent Guest Commentators, Clement is certainly the one with the biggest fan base, and has the least hate amongst the fans. Hailing from Canada, The Great Clement is an enthusiastic, yet snarky member whose unique sense of humor makes him enjoyable for fans to watch.
Clement has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Mega Man 1
  • Mega Man 4
  • Mega Man 6
  • Sonic the Hedgehog CD
  • Sonic '06
  • Gradius 3
  • Batman Arkham Asylum(Part 19 onwards)
  • Sonic Generations
  • Mega Man 7
  • Mega Man X3
  • Sonic 4: Episode 2.
  • Sonic Lost World

Tropes that apply to Clement:See ClementJ642 for all of the tropes.

    Somecallme Elliot (Elliot Cancel) 
Johnny's younger brother, and member of the Super Gaming Brothers, Elliot briefly joined the Comms for a couple of playthroughs before eventually fading into obscurity... that is, if the others would stop mocking him over his epic fails in the SGB Let's Plays. Poor Elliot just can't catch a break.
Elliot has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Star Fox 64
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Tropes that apply to Elliot:

    Typing Blank/Hyper Bit Hero (Hayden) 
TypingBlank (HyperBitHero)
Don't ask us how he got into the comms, we have no fucking clue. But, he did supply a good amount of commentary when he wasn't being silent for several minutes on end. Dubbed "The Scrappy", by Ryan.
Hayden has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Super Mario Sunshine

Tropes that apply to Hayden:

    Fastest Thing Alive (Gareth Spriggs) 
Fastest Thing Alive
Former member of Hellfire Commentaries, FTA, is the owner of the Find the Computer Room website, who knowingly mooches off of the Brain Scratch Crew for publicity... but the others don't really care. And we don't either.
Gareth has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Sonic 4: Episode 1
  • Sonic Generations
  • Mega Man 8
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
  • Sonic Lost World

Tropes that apply to Gareth:

    Paranoiasonik (Nathan) 
Member of the Sonic Paradox team, he has joined them previously on the Mega Man X3, Mega Man 8 and Sonic Riders. He has recorded so far:
  • Donkey Kong Country 3

Nathan has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Mega Man X3
  • Mega Man 7
  • Sonic Riders(Parts 1-4)
  • Donkey Kong Country 3

Tropes that apply to Nathan:

    M Metelli (Matthew Metelli) 
(One of) The Super Gaming Bros.
Johnny's best friend and fellow member of The Super Gaming Brothers, Johnny called Matt into the Comms because "Why the fuck not?". He's a great addition to the Comms anyway so it doesn't matter. Unlike the other members who contribute useful information to the game in question, Matthew prefers to troll and crack dick jokes (to his credit, though, he is highly knowledgable on the games he commentates over for Brain Scratch or The Super Gaming Bros).

Also, according to Johnny, he's the guy who started the TV Tropes page for the group in the first place!
Matt has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Donkey Kong Country 2

Tropes that apply to Matt:

    Sonicand Shadow Fan 15 (Amanda) 
SonicandShadowfan15 aka Aylee the Hedgehog
Amanda is one of the most recent Brain Scratch commentators, and the only female of the group. She joined the group after making several forms of BSC fanart, which the guys accepted with pleasure. Despite fan backlash, she remains positive and carefree during most of her commentaries.
Amanda has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Pokemon Leaf Green
  • Super Mario Sunshine(Part 12 onwards)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Ib

Tropes that apply to Amanda:

    Darlon 0 (Andrew) 
Andrew (aka Darlon0)
A friend of Nayrman's. He has recorded so far:
  • Touhouvania
  • Touhouvania 2

Andrew has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Touhouvania
  • Touhouvania 2

Tropes that apply to Andrew:

    Sonic Sega Fan 1991 (Donnie) 
Another member of Sonic Paradox. Aside from doing an interview with the Brain Scratch Crew on his own channel, he has appeared in several livestreams and impressions videos, though he hasn't been in an actual commentary yet. He's still a pretty chill guy, though, and we wouldn't mind seeing him more often.

Tropes that apply to Donnie:

  • Attention Whore: Shows shades of this with his several acts of Self-Deprecation.
  • Butt Monkey: Most of his commentary in the Opening Days of Mario Kart 8 is him pointing out how he got hit with every item imaginable.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in the second Google+ livestream, and has appeared in several videos since, but we're still waiting for an actual commentary with him in it.
  • Guest Star Party Member
  • The Quiet One: At times. Thus, the Running Gag is the occasional joke of "Hey, Donnie's here!", by some people when he does get to talk.
    • Of course, when he does get to speak, he's usually just told to shut up anyway.
  • Remember the New Guy: Averted in his first appearance, where at least once every half-hour in the livestream, someone in the comments would ask who the "bottom-left guy" was.
    • He also seems to believe that since he was never featured in an actual commentary yet, this trope's aversion is justified.
  • The Scrappy: Can sometimes get on people's nerves when he doesn't know when to stop talking and move on.

    Chuggaaconroy (Emile) 
That's right. The Chuggaaconroy. Apparently he was a fan of Brain Scratch and wanted to commentate with the others, and Johnny agreed. The main four met up with him at Momo Con and they decided to record some games live with him, and the rest is history.

Emile has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl Multiplayer (Part 7 Onward)
  • Super Mario Galaxy

Tropes that apply to Emile:

(for more tropes see his own page)

    Masae Anela (Chantelle) 
The second female to join the group (progress!), Masae Anela is a newer Let's Player who's done collaborations with several channels for shits and giggles alone; most prominently The Runaway Guys. After first appearing in the Pokémon X and Y Livestream, she's appeared in other livestreams and videos with the Brain Scratch Crew since.
She has appeared in the following commentaries:
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

Tropes that apply to Masae:

    Chickenmask (Roxanne) 
Wait, another girl? Jesus, the crew really is going places. Roxy is the designer of the current Brain Scratch logo. After appearing in a retrospective with a couple of other artists, she made a return in the crew's first Mario Kart 8 livestream.

    I Was A Person 1 (Brian) 
A guy that decided to record some CD-i games for Brain Scratch's 5th anniversary (the crazy bastard).
He has recorded the following games:
  • Link: The Faces of Evil

He has appeared in the following commentaries;
  • Link: The Faces of Evil

Tropes that apply to Brian:

    N Tom 64 (Tom) 
Founder of Hellfire Comms, he's been working with Brain Scratch for a collaboration for a while now. After showing up for a small livestream, he collaborated with Ryan and Lewis for The Opening Days of Mario Kart 8.

He has recorded the following games:
  • Mario Kart 8 (Single Player)

He has appeared in the following commentaries;
  • The Opening Days of Mario Kart 8

Tropes that apply to Tom:

    Bitnerd GX (Derrick Bitner) 
The side member of Gamexplain, and is responsible for most of the writing and editing for the videos. The synergy with BSC began when Derrick messaged Ted on Twitter and asked him if he wanted to do a Pokémon OR/AS discussion with them; Ted accepted. Afterwards, they kept in touch and became pals.

Derrick has appeared in the following videos:

  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Investigations Impressions
  • IGN Top 125 Nintendo games

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Fictional Characters

    Pretzel Bag 

A bag full of pretzels, it originally lived with Ryan, until it apparently moved to Johnny's place. While there, Johnny proceeded to betray Pretzel Bag, and eat his intestines, killing him during The Pokemon Crystal Commentary. As of now, Johnny has not been punished, and the law has over looked this blatant case of murder. Probably because he was revealed to be alive in a recent stream of Johnny's. Now safe, away from Johnny's pretzel eating tyranny. For Now...
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A vast amount of beings, most named by Solaris Paradox. According to him, the name is a fusion of Biff Tannen and buffalo (as in buffalo sauce).
Johnny: That's just weird.

The list of Biffalos are as follows:

  • Biffalo I: The baby Metroid, introduced in Super Metroid.
  • Biffalo II: A constantly regenerating pet rock, introduced in Super Metroid.
  • Biffalo III: The Companion Cube, introduced in Portal. Has a pirate accent for some reason.
  • Biffalo IV: Apparently died of whiplash during his conception while trying to save the Leaf Village from a nine-tailed Demon Fox riding a giant toad. Mentioned in Portal 2.
  • Biffalo V: A Mabari Bloodhound that Lewis named offscreen. Mentioned in Portal 2.
  • Biffalo VI: Another Companion Cube, who inexplicably speaks in a thick Jamaican accent, introduced in Portal 2.
  • Biffalo VII: Blizzard Buffalo, also known by his full name Bilzzard Biffalo, introduced in Mega Man X3.
  • Biffalo XV: A yellow Pikmin who died at the hands of Ted's recklessness; the name Biffalo was given to him posthumously. Introduced in Pikmin.

Tropes that apply to Biffalo:
  • Companion Cube: Biffalo The Third and Biffalo the Sixth were both literally Companion Cubes.
    • Besides that, every Biffalo is treated like this by Solaris.
  • Killed Off for Real: So far, Biffalo the Sixth is the only one that was seen onscreen who wasn't killed.
  • Legacy Character
  • Token Non-Human: No incarnation of Biffalo has been human.
    • Though we have no idea what species Biffalo the Fourth is, Ryan assumes that it is another Companion Cube.
  • The Voiceless: The only incarnation of Biffalo that has spoken was Biffalo the Sixth.
    • Although, Biffalo The Seventh may vary well be capable of speaking, but chose not to, summing this trope up to a tee.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There are at least seven other Biffalos that weren't even mentioned in any commentary so far, as Biffalo the Fifteenth was introduced in Pikmin, with no mention of any of it's previous incarnations.
    • Even Lewis lost track of all those fuckers.

An adorable puffball hero, now is a cannibal villain.
Tropes that apply to Kirby:

    The Green Biker Dude 
The only one to enter battle in Mega Man X2 besides the title character himself; his talents were wasted after a lucky shot murdered him at the beginning of the game. The playthrough was then dedicated in his honor. He will be missed.
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    Pokémon Fan Club President 
The owner of the Pokémon fan club in Vermillion City. While he likes giving free things away, he'll only do so after he finishes talking about his favorite Rapidash. And even then, he'll still call you up then and again to talk about it some more.
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A silent heroic soldier, has an extreme fetish of explosions, the bigger the explosion, the more satisfied she is.
Tropes that apply to Samus:

  • Battle Cry: "Shoulder Pads, AAAHHHH!!! (Hut hut hut hut hut)" According to Ryan and Lewis. Subverted in that it's only when she's in the Varia suit.
  • Genre Savvy: Samus knew NOT to assume Metroid Prime was dead just because it looked like it fell to it's death.
  • Mad Bomber
  • Samus Is a Girl
  • Stuff Blowing Up: She has a massive fetish for this sort of thing, as stated above.

Shy and frightful brother of Mario, has a dark view of most things, enjoys watching things go bad for Mario and often isn't impressed by anything. He's also been shown to be greedy like Wario.
Tropes that apply to Luigi:

    Waluigi Scapelli 
Not very different then his normal self, Aside from being a drug addict, gambler, a Titan, and a follower of lord Helix.

Sonic's best friend, it seems that they're only friends because Tails is still waiting for the penny Sonic stole from him.
Tropes that apply to Tails:

  • Butt Monkey
  • Running Gag: His missing penny.
  • Super Wheel Chair: In the Sonic Heroes commentary, they say that in Adventure 2 he was apparently paralyzed, and he used his mech as his wheelchair. His physical therapy is now over, but he still rides it every Saturday morning because he likes it.

    Captain Falcon 
The god of awesomeness. He owns a church and runs non-believers over with his car instead of smiting them. His signature Falcon Punch can break galaxies.
Tropes that apply to Captain Falcon:

    Waddle Dee 
Formerly the hardest boss in existence, now an ally. Most of his family members are dead, but they do occasionally give him unhelpful advice from beyond the grave. His real name is Waddle Dooters.
Tropes that apply to Waddle Dee:

  • Memetic Badass: His title as the hardest boss in all of existence.
  • Stop Helping Me!: His Family returns from the grave to give him painfully unhelpful advice

Sterence is the name of the first Metroid met in the Metroid Prime commentary.
Tropes that apply to Sterence:

    Juckles and Knuckers 
Juckles and Knuckers are two Echidnas that "aid" Dr.Eggman in Sonic 3CD & Knuckles & Knuckles, Juckles by reciting poetry and Knuckers by getting high.
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    Jesus Barrel 
Featured in the Donkey Kong Country 3 commentary, he's a barrel and he walks on water.
Tropes that apply to Jesus Barrel

A Tetris block shaped like an L, that is apparently Ted's wife.

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