Characters / Captain SNES: The Game Masta


Alex Williams

"Sweet Christmas, that's stupid fresh!"



  • Berserk Button: Does not like being called a druggy.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Mario has... a lot of quirks. But he's viewed with hushed awe by most of Videoland.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite Magus' complaints and his own actions, Mario knows the nature of Videoland quite thoroughly, is quite dangerous to anyone not enforcing their local reality on him, to the point where even Vegeta refers to him as The Great One. He is rated 9 on the threat scale, the only characters above him are Daos (whose 9.5), and the Sovereign of Sorrow herself. To put this in perspective, the only other threat level 9 character shown so far was an insane end-boss god-being that was tearing Nexus apart block-by-block.
    • Speaking of the Sovereign, before the Great Change, when she was tearing Videoland apart piece by piece? Her rampage was temporarily stopped at the Mushroom Kingdom, giving Captain N and his friends time to prepare for her arrival at the Palace of Power. And this was after the Sovereign was destroying entire worlds in mere seconds. She wasn't even able to destroy the Mushroom Kingdom, either, she left, and stopped destroying worlds after that. Not only did Mario singlehandedly fight her to a standstill, he delayed her for so long to the point where she not only had to break off the fight, she no longer had time to waste on destroying everything in her path.
  • No Hero to His Valet: Mega Man thinks he's a complete flake. He's wrong, but you can see where he's coming from.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: His solution to every problem is to jump on its head. He even refused to help Mega Man in a fight against giant radioactive Q-Bert because Mega Man didn't try jumping on his head before asking for help. (Not that Mario didn't have a point, though - jumping on Q-Bert's head was exactly what ultimately killed him.)

Samus Aran


Cecil Harvey

  • Kleptomaniac Hero: Lampshade Hanging on it as it doesn't even ping his alignment.
  • Last-Second Chance: During his confrontation with Spoony he repeatedly warns him that serving the Sovereign will ultimately only bring sorrow even to Spoony himself and offers to help him.
  • Lawful Good: As mentioned in-universe here.
  • The Paladin
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Spoony's reason for revenge on Cecil was because back in Final Fantasy IV, Cecil not only changed his name to Spoony, but also immediately killed him every time he was alive in a random encounter. Though in Cecil's defense, the fault lies with Alex as he was playing the game and controlling Cecil, and he wanted Edward dead because it meant more EXP for the rest of the party.

Mega Man

Green Mega Man

Schrödinger the cat





  • Genius Ditz: Alex sees him as this. He comes across as not overly bright, but put him in a situation that plays to his strengths and he's pretty damn good at it. Or as Bass would put it, pretty damn evil at it.


  • Worf Has The Flu: The reason Vegeta doesn't swoop in and kick Daos' ass is because he's got hypertension and can no longer fight.

Doctor Wright

  • Butt-Monkey
  • Genius Ditz: Dr. Wright has generally been shown acting like a complete moron, but he did reformat Mega Man into his super-strong Captain N iteration and helped build the Gate, which is essentially a Cosmic Keystone which keeps the reality of the desert from completely isolating, if not outright consuming, their universe. In addition, he has more than once realized things that Mega Man didn't — most importantly, the fact that Roll was Sorrow-Touched.


The Sovereign of Sorrow


  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's an annoying, hyperactive pop-up virus. He's also working to end existence.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer/Obfuscating Stupidity: He's either putting on an act to get people to underestimate him, or he using his annoying, hyperactive personality to put people off. But he's pretty damn dangerous given his access to the environment systems.

Eggplant Wizard

Kain Highwind

''Soon my dear Rose, you will be mine!"


Daos, Gades and Amon

  • Badass Boast: Probably a half or more of their lines are this.
  • Big Bad Wannabes: Of "could legitimately be Big Bad if the real Big Bad wasn't even more badass than they are" variety.
  • Deader Than Dead: Daos and Gades, suggested by Word of God.
  • Jerkass Gods: Alex certainly thinks so.
  • Karmic Death: Daos and Gades die feeling for the first time the same feeling they tried to bring upon countless innocent people: terror.
  • Mind Rape: Stated by Alex to be what they did to Sailor Mercury.
  • Out-Gambitted: The Sinistrals wanted to get the Shard of Tears because the Sovereign of Sorrow told them it would give them power over her, which in turn would allow them to free Erim from her influence as well as make them practically invincible. They went to the Nexus because the Sovereign told them that's were the Shard was. She also told them that the Gamemaster is her champion, so when they met Alex in Nexus they wanted to kill him or at least make him serve them. It looked like the Sinistrals were on their way to become the Big Bads of the story... until Alex pointed out that going to the Nexus and fighting him was exactly what the Sovereign wanted them to do, as it meant that her enemies, instead of trying to fight her, would fight against each other. Which is what ultimately happened - Alex ended up killing two of the Sinistrals, but not before learning that he couldn't oppose the Sovereign without paying a price.
  • Physical Gods
  • Pride: One of their defining traits. As Alex pointed out, upon meeting someone who's more powerful than they are or at least refuses to bend to their will, the Sinistrals just refuse to let it go; their arrogance blinds them and they can only think about killing or subjugating their opponent. This eventually leads to Daos's and Gades's undoing and to Amon being trapped on the Desert of Shattered Dreams.
  • Your Mom: Mega Man manages to enrage Amon by saying this. Why a physical incarnation would be so agitated over this is a mystery, seeing as how Amon doesn't actually have parents.

Alex's Flaws

Anne Robinson


  • The Ditz: Which begs the interesting philosophical question: is the author telling us that hatred naturally makes you stupid?
  • Look Behind You: Fell for it 3 times.
    • Crying Wolf: The fourth time there really was a naked Alanis Morissette behind him.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath
  • Too Dumb to Live: He is actually the embodiment of Alex's hatred of what Alex hates the most. i.e.: stupid people

Alanis Morissette




Max Force

  • Ax-Crazy: This catches anybody doing ANYTHING he thinks is drug related, he solution, KILL THEM.
  • Druggies VS Non-Druggies Insanity
  • Insane Troll Logic: During their confrontation, after Mario dodges his bullets and teases him for it, Max Force claims he did not miss Mario because he was actually shooting a drug tree, invisible drug beetles and drug-filled air molecules.
  • Knight Templar: Max Force makes Miko Miyazaki look like a saint in comparison.
  • Mind Probe: Subjected to one by Magus, whom was attempting to find out just what happened to him. Ended up as a...
  • Mind Rape: When Magus tried to dig a little too forcibly.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Pre-Great Change/Touch, he was incredibily idealistic. Pre-Touched Max was more than willing to fight an impossible battle not expecting to win, but because its moraly right. Post-Great Change/Touch on the other hand...




Ryan (Alex's captor)


  • Ambiguously Evil: He seems to have some goals he wants to accomplish, but we have no idea what they are or whose side he is really on. The fact that he likes to keep Alex in the dark, pretended he couldn't talk after being turned into chocobo, avoided any contact with Alex after being turned into Juan Valdez and calls Doctor Wily his stalwart ally surely doesn't make him look particularly trustworthy.
  • You Are Who You Eat: His Consume command allows him to take a form similar to the form of his enemies after eating them. At first played straight, as eating the Fat Chocobo allows him to take the form of a regular chocobo. This changes after Cynicism uses her powers on him: after being tricked by her into eating Zeromus instead of drinking coffee he turns into Juan Valdez and after eating Puzzle Wizard he takes the form of Alex Trebek.

Doctor Wily

King Hippo