Arin "Grump" Hanson ("Arin the Bandit" on Steam Train/Steam Rolled), also known by his internet alias, Egoraptor is the co-star of Game Grumps. He is an accomplished and popular web animator, best known for the Awesome Series.
Ambidextrous Sprite: In real life, Arin's blonde streak is on the right side of his head, but his Grumpface in the standard intro has it on his left for the convenience of showing it off. This is reversed whenever he hosts on Steam Train/Steam Rolled, where his Grumpface comes in from the left.
This was later confirmed (and even corroborated by Suzy!) during Ninjabread Man. When Arin was younger, he and some friends were mocked for being gay when they weren't. To assert their confidence in their sexuality, they would regularly compare (and at one point swordfight with) their penises just to go "Yep. Still not gay."
Attractive Bent-Gender: Has cross-dressed before (he mentioned once winning a Ladyboy crossdressing contest), and does so prominently in the Mycaruba T-shirt sketch.
Pre-Game Grumps, he also dressed in drag as Vitalya, the co-host/wife of Jon Tron's character Malkovich, on the Jon Tron episode "Malkovich's Gaming Game Show". (The bit in their Mario Party 2 playthrough with the "Spider economy" is a Call Back to these characters.)
Arin: THROWING YOUR BITCH ASS! AH, IT'S NO USE! IT'S NO FUCKING USE! (laughs maniacally) IT'S NO USE! ARGH! YOU'RE DEAD, SON! YOUR MOTHERFUCKIN' DEAD, SONIC! I WIN! MY WIN! ARIN WINS, SILVER WINS, SONIC WINS!
When he loses to Il Piantissimo in Super Mario Sunshine, he threatens to decapitate him and murder his family. Because he insulted Arin.
Book Dumb: He can be very smart in fields he knows about, but being a high school dropout has put holes in what is generally considered common knowledge. However, it was later revealed that he didn't drop out of school due to incompetence, but that he was transferred to a bad school which his mom encouraged him to drop out of and got his GED instead.
Characterization Marches On: At the start, Arin was significantly more mellow, playing the straight man to Jon's antics. As the show developed, Arin gained many notable moments, but was still mostly Jon's straight man. However, when Danny came on the show, he turned out to be even more of a straight man than Arin, pushing Arin to become a lot more wacky as a result.
Chekhov's Skill: Arin's ability to beatbox was casually referenced early on, but became a lot more prominent with the introduction of Danny.
Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Arin's favorite color is pink, and he'll always dress pink in games that allow it. His face-paint in the Monster Hunter series is also hot pink, as is his character in the upcoming Starbomb.
Commander Contrarian: In the context of the Ego/Jon relationship. Make a drinking game for how many times Arin entirely shoots Jon down when the latter talks about a game he thought was good and you're bound to need multiple liver transplants.
Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: Any time the D-Club is brought up, Arin extensively reminds everyone that it's not gay and is meant to be a heterosexual bonding experience. Danny doesn't buy it.
Hypocrite: Arin's stated opinions on game design and gameplaying are not well-reflected by how he conducts himself on the show. When questioned about it, he claims that on-camera he's usually too busy trying to be funny to actually play intelligently.
I Coulda Been a Contender: Arin mentions now and then that he used to be in really good shape, but has as of lately gained a lot of weight. He has determined that he is going to make him and Danny get "jacked" someday.
Insult Backfire: During part 6 of Kirby's Epic Yarn, Arin traps Danny under a platform after he dies in the lava stage, preventing him from coming back to life. However, the rising lava catches up to Arin as he's standing on said platform, killing him too.
Freudian Slip: During Betrayal at House on the Hill, Arin makes this gaffe during his speech when he becomes the traitor.
Arin: I can taste that beautiful man-meat now.
Killed Off for Real: According to his panel at Shadocon, Egoraptor's suicide (at the end of Rugrats in Paris: The Movie) is canon in the Game Grumps continuity, and he's now a ghost.
Never My Fault: When the Grumps make critical misunderstandings of how a game is played (Milky Way Wishes, Naughty Bear, Wario World), Arin typically blames the game for his mistakes. Contrast Jon, who typically mocks himself for such a mistake, and Danny, who's so chilled he doesn't care either way. This stems from his opinions in game design theory; Arin believes that games should be intuitively designed with minimal text direction. However this means that anything so much as a tutorial screen can be enough to draw his ire.
Subverted occasionally, such as in Star Fox 64 where he admits that he's terrible at the game. He was also humble enough to publicly apologize after receiving a lot of flak for his terrible performance during Wind Waker.
Nightmare Fetishist: Possibly? He finds the demonic eyeless corpse bride from Run Saber fairly attractive despite her face, even though he declared Rouge the Bat and Elise to be unattractive solely because of their faces.
On Steam Train he also said that he would give the protagonist of They Bleed Pixels a kiss. The protagonist is a Perky Goth girl who has crustacean claws and is an expert killer.
One of Us: Ego, already a noted troper, mentioned reading some of Game Grumps quotes written down in text and his opinion of Metroid: Other M being quite unpopular. He also mentioned on Episode 8 of Donkey Kong Country how, according to this page, he is not Book Smart.
Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghost!Arin is still able to hold a controller and play games after his suicide in the Rugrats episode.
Only Sane Man: The only only member of the Grumps Team who pointed out that, as opposed to sneaking in, Ross would just let them use his pool.
Paper-Thin Disguise: Literally. In their promo video for their DENOUTTADEN shirt, Arin wears a trucker hat with the words "CHRISTMAS HAT" written on it in paper.
Real Men Wear Pink: Not only has he said that he identifies with a female perspective on most things, but he's also expressed a skill at cooking and has stated his favorite color is pink.
Sanity Slippage: Lampshaded in part 35 of Super Mario Sunshine, where Danny points out that a few episodes ago they were super excited to be playing the game again, but by the start of this episode Arin is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Straight Man: With Jon, due to his extreme levels of energy overpowering even Egoraptor. With Dan, Arin becomes a lot more bombastic in contrast to Dan's laid-back qualities and is no longer the straight man.
Team Dad: Invokes this in the 2014 Game Grumps T-shirt commercial, where he and Suzy play father and mother to Danny, Ross and Barry. Arin plays up the Standard '50s Father stereotype, and Dan calls him "Dad" and "Pop".
In the actual videos, he also fits this role to an extent, leading the Grumps and organizing the channel. Everything is filmed in his house, after all.
Arin: Is there anywhere I can get water? People at home are like THAT THING YOU JUST PASSED, IDIOT!
Danny:GOD YOU'RE SO STUPID!
Arin:WHY DON'T YOU KILL YOURSELF?!
The Teetotaler: Has stated on the show that he doesn't like drinking and almost never does, contrast to Jon, who is borderline The Alcoholic. Arin has made jokes calling him out on it.
Tempting Fate: He did that twice in a row in the Mario Party 4 Steam Rolled finale, asking Suzy to not do a 1 then Ross to not pick up the extremely rare 100 coins golden ball at the lottery (which they both did).
Third-Person Seductress: Favors playing as girls when games give him the option, and flat-out said in the first Resident Evil video that he picked Jill over Chris because of her butt.
Took a Level in Badass: After taking a LOT of crap from the fandom for how poorly he was playing Super Mario Sunshine, Arin went out of the way to practice his skills before the Grumps came back to it after a short break. Come part 15, and he's using the FLUDD spray to slip-slide around the levels like a pro, and gets the Pina Park red coin star - which he previously couldn't do in a full-length episode - in half the time.
Took a Level in Jerkass: With Jon, Arin was generally the straight man to Jon's insanity and occasional Jerkass tendencies, but after he left, Dan's friendly and docile attitude left the position of Jerkass for grabs. After a period of time where Arin and Dan are the friendliest possible towards each other, Arin has made a regular joke of mocking Dan, repeatedly calling him an idiot. It's all obviously Played for Laughs.
Trademark Favorite Food: Oreos, apparently. He speculates (as a result the release of limited-edition triple-stuffed Oreos) that they may one day sell the creme and the cookies separately, so people can regulate their personal perfect creme-to-cookie ratio.
Monster Energy Drink might count as well.
Weapon of Choice: The bow. Not an official choice, but this was his weapon in Monster Hunter and Trine, and he was the winner of Tower Fall (a game with nothing but archers).
Danny Sexbang is the Third Grump, replacing Jon in Year 2 of Game Grumps as "Not-So Grump". He's a member of Ninja Sex Party, a musical comedy duo. He costars alongside Ross of Rubber Ross on a new show called the Steam Train.
Achievements in Ignorance: In the Wii Punch Out playthrough, he didn't realise he could duck or regain health during a match until the fans pointed it out to him in the comments just before the fight with Bald Bull. Because of that, he developed amazing timing so he could nail his opponent before they performed moves he thought were unblockable.
Aerith and Bob: In the first intro, the Grumps are labeled with their internet handles Egoraptor and Jon Tron. However, Danny's internet handle only changes his last name. So the second intro has Egoraptor and Danny.
All Jews Are Cheapskates: Mentioned on the first Castle Crashers episode of Steam Train. Who the heck DOESN'T like money?
That being said, Steam Train has shown us that he's more than okay to embrace the Stereotype for comedy.
American Accents: He is from New Jersey and finds that he sometimes lets out its accent, such as in Katamari Damacy Part 16.
Antiquated Linguistics: A common joke of his is to use this. As a more actual (though downplayed) example, his referring to game levels as "boards" hasn't been common in decades.
Ascended Extra: In a sense. He was briefly mentioned in many moments with Jon and Arin before given his speaking role on Game Grumps (here's an example). The Steam Train promo on Ross' channel also gave people the impression that Danny was originally going to be exclusively on Steam Train before Jon left.
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Averted, as Danny makes a notable effort to keep irrelevant chatter to a minimum in comparison to Jon and Arin, who would spend entire episodes not talking about the game.
Though he does invoke the trope during their Versus episode of Gundam: Battle Assault 2
Though he actually got THAT one from the South Park episode "Cow Days", specifically when the boys go through the House Of Farts and the not-so-terrifying voice goes "How about some...MORE FARTS!!" in roughly the same tone of delivery.
Cerebus Retcon: When he first mentioned going to France as a foreign exchange student, it was treated as just another one of Dan's wacky moments from his past. Later on, it's revealed that Dan suffered through depression during his younger years, and his trip to France was the final moments of his personal arc of getting through it.
Chekhov's Gunman: Being a friend of Ego, he was mentioned several times in the show prior to his promoted Grump status.
Comically Missing the Point: In part 35 of Super Mario Sunshine, after Arin has his mental breakdown where he rambles on about crack cocaine, selling his body for cash to pay for said cocaine, being fucked in the ass and comparing it all to the game.
Danny: "You covered a lot of ground there...all I heard was, like, 'butthole'."
Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: His favorite color is blue, and he'll always go for the blue option of clothing in video games he plays. He's even wearing blue in most Ninja Sex party videos, and in the upcoming Starbomb.
Crazy-Prepared: Compared to Jon and Arin anyways. The games they play so far tend to be ones he is incredibly familiar with or has been playing multiple times days before. This seems to have drastically lowered the amount of one-offs ending with confusion from the players.
Crippling Overspecialization: He demonstrates impressive and extraordinary skill in older games from the NES, SNES and DOS eras of gaming, but has very little skill in any game made after that point. On a video game show, this leads to him laying back passively while Arin plays, and every once in a while impressing the audience by playing an older game really well.
Dark and Troubled Past: He struggled with mental illness in his late teens/twenties, but came out of it better than ever.
Erotic Eating: In Steam Train, he asks Ross if he's ever had sex with food involved. Ross answers no, which makes Danny admit ashamedly that he's had relations with a woman with whip cream involved. And he fucked a cantaloupe once.
Mayor Luigi is considered by many his breakout moment that firmly established him as a worthy successor to the Not-So-Grump title.
Ethical Slut: Danny is very honest about his sexual history. He admits that he can't seem to hold relationships, and in the Singles Train special he admits he doesn't mind being single. That said, he still has standards about honesty and isn't against monogamy, saying he admires people such as his parents and grandparents for being together and genuinely in love with each other for so many years.
Expansion Pack Past: Almost every episode Danny is in contains a funny or interesting story from his past, which is quite complicated and varied. A small few notable examples are his studying of flowers in France, wrestling in Alligator while stoned in the everglades, and having his Bar Mitzvah in Israel.
Extreme Omnivore: He's eaten some questionable things in his life, including chapstick, Play-Doh and entire bowls of Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Fail O'Suckyname: When losing at You Don't Know Jack, he receives the consolation prize of being referred to as "Fucbad" (pronounced Fuck-Bad) for 5 hours.
Fan Nickname: Large swathes of the Grumps fandom are quite insistent on calling him "Kinda Grump," reflecting the way his humor is a bit more like Arin's and reserving "Not So Grump" solely for Jon.
Since begrudgingly revealing his secret Embarrassing First Name "Leigh", some fans insist on calling him that instead of his preferred middle name.
After the loser of You Don't Know Jack is revealed to receive the prize of being referred to as "Fucbad", some fans insist on calling him that long after.
Danny: My middle name is "You," so the "Danny Sexbang" name can be enveloping "you" in a sensual manner when you say my name. Know what I'm saying?note This joke is more effective from an audio standpoint
Here We Go Again/Ironic Echo: Just as Jon often used "Legitimately" and got made fun of in both comments section and by his friends, Danny comes to the same realization with his catchphrase "Totally". The conversations discussing both are nearly identical.
Jon, a big fan of the Alien movies, repeatedly expressed shock that Arin had never seen Aliens. Sure enough, in the first episode of Journey to Silius, Danny finds out that Arin (still) hasn't seen it. The conversations are almost identical.
In Super Mario Sunshine, Danny has to deal with Arin having multiple nervous breakdowns, much like Jon did during Sonic '06.
Hidden Depths: The amount of literary references he makes shows that he is fairly well-read.
Insult Backfire: If Ross makes fun of him for being cheap, because he's Jewish, he'll embrace it every time.
If his stories he tells Arin and Ross are true, he can pretty much definitely be this. He's been invited into at least two threesomes, took part in one of them, experiments with food, dislikes being in long-term relationships, and was invited into a secret orgy club for beautiful people.
Funnily enough, he once explained how he was a late bloomer who didn't have sex until he was 23, which surprised a lot of people because of his current personality.
Meta Guy: Is becoming this in his guest appearances on Table Flip. In the first Cards Against Humanity, he's the only one who questions the sudden appearance of 'Him'. In the second episode, he lampshades how Arin was killed in the previous episode. Both times, no-one else seems to notice or otherwise be bothered by either of these facts.
Nice Guy: With Arin and the fandom. The only exception is with Ross.
Subverted when we do eventually hear the rest of the story, thanks to Ross' insistence. After several interrupted opportunities, the story was finally told two episodes later.
N-Word Privileges: Dan opens up his Castle Crashers video warning that he's Jewish, so he will probably be making a lot of Jewish jokes.
Older Than He Looks: He's at least 6 years older than Arin, and possibly more, which has lead Arin to joke about their age difference. Parodied in Kirby's Epic Yarn when he talks about Tommy Ray Handley,
Danny: Listen; I'm just trying to keep the dream alive. From the 1920s. Of everybody's favorite pugilist.
Arin: You mean when you were 47?
Danny: Yes, when I was 47, yes. I am...let me do some quick math...380 years old.
For those who are curious, his birthday is March 14, 1981. He is 33 as of his 2014 birthday.
Only Sane Man: During Table Flip, he is the only person who is at all concerned that a mysterious unnamed figure in black appears when summoned and then leaves a loaded gun on the table.
Danny: HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD? Like, who IS that guy?!
Barry: (ignoring him) Who's turn is it?
Danny throws his cards on the table.
In his second appearance on the show, he asks Arin how he's still alive if he was shot in the last episode. Again, everyone overtly ignores the question.
The Other Darrin: Arguable, but in his first episode, he lets loose with some gaseous emissions, addresses Barry very casually, takes over the "Not-So-Grump" title, sings a bit, and does the "next time on Game Grumps!" tag at the very end — all of which were hallmarks of Jon's role on the show, making him feel at least a little bit like a recast Jon.
Subverted with his actual personality and playstyle, which is very different from Jon's. The singing is also justified because he is actually a singer by trade.
Perpetual Smiler: An audible example: despite all the various emotions he displays on Game Grumps, he generally always sounds jovial, even when pissed off. He admits it takes a lot to get him to become genuinely mad.
He brings up in Super Mario Sunshine Part 38 that even when he's genuinely mad, it has trouble getting across in an audible way, because he simply doesn't shout (he tends more to seethe). However, he can be heard losing his mind in the finale of Strider.
He sometimes gets noticeably frustrated with Ross during some Steam Train playthroughs, but even then it's very light and unnoticeable.
Real Life Writes the Plot: Dan explained on Reddit that his disappearances from Steam Train/Steam Rolled are because he's dividing his time between a full-time day job, Game Grumps, Ninja Sex Party, Starbomb, and other projects he's working on. Needless to say, he's very busy and needs a break once in a while. Thankfully, it's never permanent.
Red Oni: To Ross. Less so to Arin since they have about the same level of hyperactivity.
This is in temperament only. In terms of playstyle, Danny is the straight man Blue Oni and Ross is the Red Oni.
Running Gag: Throwing wolfjob into a joke out of nowhere. At this point it has its own running gag, where instead of using the original image, Barry uses images of wolves photoshopped in ways to imply that they have jobs (EG: a firefighter with a wolf's head in Skyrim)
Sarcasm Mode: Sometimes uses it with Ross, though when he's being serious and genuinely sarcastic can be hard to pick out.
Scars Are Forever: Has a scar on his right eyebrow that has become very iconic. He got it from falling off of a box at the age of 3, though he initially claimed it was from a fight with a puma.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Throws a tantrum and runs off after Suzy informs him he they won't logistically be able to film on the moon.
Pulls this again after being eliminated from the Rayman Legends tournament.
He threatens this during his breakdown in Wheel of Fortune, but comes back and actually ends up winning the round.
Sibling Rivalry / Would Hit a Girl: The latter being not as bad as it usually is. Danny's sister used to punch him as a child. When it finally started to hurt as she got older and stronger, he called in his dad, who told him to 'hit her back.' Danny punched her right in the back, causing her to cry. Apparently his dad didn't mean to do it unprovoked.
Sophisticated as Hell: His speaking, contasted to Jon's Malaproper, is to say things in a very proper and formal manner. The type of things discussed on the show are unchanged, leading to this.
The Stoner: While he states he doesn't do drugs anymore, he makes it clear he's had a history with marijuana. Certain stories involve him being stoned, such as the story of the time he wrestled an alligator in the everglades. He also regularly lampshades how he doesn't blame people for mistaking him as a pothead.
In the first episode of Skyrim, Dan admits at twenty-four his life was basically smoking pot and playing lots of Morrowind.
Sweet Tooth: In his own words, he eats like a disgusting person who has 5 years to live.
That Makes Me Feel Angry: During Wheel of Fortune, Danny keeps going on about how angry he is about the fact he keeps spinning 'Lose a Turn' spaces, usually while stifling a laugh.
The Teetotaler: Has stated he can't drink due to an unspecified illness.
This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Danny admits he's only really good at playing video games from the NES, SNES and DOS era, which has led to either him laying back passively and commenting while Arin plays the game, or the Grumps going out of their way to play a lot of older games so that he has a turn.
Part 6 of Mega Man 2 confirms it by actually having him stating that they're his sole "vice," due to the fact that he doesn't do drugs and can't drink alcohol for a while because of an illness.
When someone posted this picture◊ on Reddit and titled it 'I think I found Danny's perfect woman', Danny himself responded with:
Danny: There's a woman in this video?
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ross on Steam Train. Lampshaded in the third episode of Super Metroid: as they were talking about Steam Train, Danny admitted that even though he loves Ross like a brother, he can drive him insane sometimes.
Increasingly has become this with Arin, being (jokingly) ridiculed and called an idiot more and more lately.
Yiddish as a Second Language: Averted. His father is Israeli, so he speaks no Yiddish (his Hebrew is pretty rusty as well, but that's neither here nor there).
Adorkable: Just watch any episode of Steam Rolled, or his run of VVVVVV with Arin.
Ascended Extra: In a sense. He was frequently mentioned by Jon and Arin as a joke long before he got a speaking role on the spin-off show Steam Train (here's an example). He was also a literal Extra in a T-Shirt commercial they did.
Jon jokingly broke into his house to obtain the cels for Dragon's Lair.
Ross: Jon what the fuck are you doing in our house?!
In the Skyrim playthrough, Danny and Ross have a quick conversation discussing his ADD and his medication. Quick, because Ross keeps getting distracted by something else or saying the opposite of what he just stated, which Danny acknowledges.
Australian Accent: Made fun of on Grumps for being ridiculous, but by the time he actually appears, it's mostly disappeared due to living in America too long. He also mentions not even developing one in the first place.
Amusingly, his accent naturally becomes more pronounced whenever he starts talking about Australia.
In terms of temperament, he is. However, in terms of playstyle, Danny is more the Straight ManBlue Oni who wants to play the game correctly, and Ross is the Red Oni who occasionally (and intentionally) takes the dumbest path.
Blush Sticker: Notably on his Grump face, which no other Grump shares.
Born Lucky: According to Arin, whenever Ross rolls a die, it will show up with whatever number he wills it too. This proves true for most of Mario Party 4. At least until the final, most important tie-breaking die roll against Barry, which Ross fails horribly at.
Butt Monkey: Even before he started on Steam Train, Arin and Jon made fun of him during their play sessions. Now he's the Grump collective's go-to guy for when someone needs to be made the whipping boy. It's so bad Arin and Danny make fun of him on their show when Ross isn't even around.
Characterization Marches On / Early-Installment Weirdness: In the first episodes of Steam Train, with Castle Crashers and Hotline Miami, the dynamic between Ross and Danny seemed to be completely Vitriolic Best Buds, insulting each other's nationalities mutually (Ross making fun of Danny's Judaism, and Danny making fun of Ross being Australian). This relationship was phased out pretty quickly in favor of a one-sided abusive relationship towards Ross, and for being bad at video games instead of for his nationality. And just recently we're seeing more of his Troll-ish nature, like spitefully screwing over other players in multiplayer games, and playing up his Manchild tendencies for laughs.
Chekhov's Gunman: He's a friend of both Arin and Jon, so long before his appearance on the show they mentioned him frequently. They made fun of him for being Australian. Now he's in the spin-off. He has also made a brief physical appearance in a Game Grumps T-Shirt commercial.
Cloud Cuckoo Lander: His "Rossisms", his strange philosophy. For example: "Genius in ignorance, could technically be called out-gnorance."
Even earlier than that, he showed up on screen in Pocky and Rocky Part 4 in the footage of Jon's birthday. Even back then he was still the Butt Monkey, as he gets hits by the camera.
The Everyman: Subverted. Ross might appear at first to be laid back without the same level of hyperactivity that Arin and Dan possess, and might even seem average and level headed at first, it really doesn't take long to realize he's quite a troll with a bizarre outlook on the world.
Fantastic Racism: He has a huge disdain towards stingrays, because they're 'fucking murderers', likely a reference to Steve Irwin.
The Friend Nobody Likes: Played up in the "Goddammit Ross" T-shirt ad, and he's constantly being insulted by the other Grumps even when he's not around. Subverted ultimately, when the insulting is almost always followed up with "I love Ross, he's such a great guy" or something to that effect.
Danny: I have never loved anyone who is so infuriating in so many different situations.
Funny Foreigner: From Australia, which leads to many jokes about his accent. He also occasionally plays up his lack of knowledge about the United States, knowing nothing about the geography or customs of the country (and believing the first president was George Bushington)
Genre Savvy: He's made quite a few thoughtful calls to numerous Sierra Games.
Happily Married: To special effects artist and Maker Studios/Polaris Community Manager "Commander" Holly Conrad.
Hidden Depths: Their Monster Hunter and Skyrim playthroughs show that Ross can be a very educated and disciplined gamer when he chooses to be...it's just that he just usually doesn't.
Land Downunder: Stereotypes of Australians are mentioned and disproven. Like the fact that they say "Prawns" instead of "shrimp".
The Load: In most games, handing Ross the controller is almost certainly going to doom the Grumps to failure. Notable in Steam Train's VVVVVV playthrough, where Arin needs to take away control from Ross in order for any progression to be made.
Fortune Street Part 10 is specifically named "ROSS PRESS TWO." Ross had been losing the game and was intentionally slowing progress by not confirming the onscreen messages (pressing 2 on a Wii remote) to the point where halfway through the video he's pushed off the couch and Arin forcibly takes the controller from him in order to end his turn.
The Loonie: If there's a silly and probably unlikely to succeed method of progression, Ross will probably be for it.
Manchild: Ross' usual demeanor is very immature and child-like. Just watch him in the Fortune Street Steam Rolled episodes. Taken Up to Eleven in the Goddamnit Ross t-shirt commercial, especially when he asks Suzy for some milk.
The Millstone: Particularly in their VVVVVV play through, where Arin needs to confiscate the controls from Ross for any progress to be made in the game.
Moment Killer: He tells a story of how he was having a romantic moment with his wife, and ruins it himself by bringing up David Tennant.
Nonstandard Character Design: As mentioned above, his Grump-face possesses a lot of features that Arin's, Jon's and Danny's don't, including slightly more realistic eyes.
Not the Way It Is Meant to Be Played: For the Skyrim playthrough, he utilizes a lot of exploits and Speedrun tactics to get through the game as fast as he can. He's not doing a speedrun himself which allows him to not time himself and occasionally do things to make the video more interesting. He just wants to show off the unusual way of playing the game.
One of the earlier onscreen indicators of this would be their Civilization run which ended when Ross in a stress-and-rage induced fury decided to kick at the computer and accidentally crashed the game.
Tranquil Fury: After he loses the first round of the Rayman Legends Polaris tournament against Arin and Suzy, Ross looks like he's about to explode, but doesn't say anything.
"Ross has gone into, like, silent anger. That it the most terrifying type of anger"
Troll: In retaliation of his Butt Monkey status, Ross will intentionally start playing bad whenever he feels like it.
During their Space Quest playthrough, Ross reads Ninja Brian's Fanfic about giving Danny a blowjob, despite him objecting to it several times. Danny's anger only causes Ross to read more.
Ross tells the story about how, at PAX, he placed a Game Grumps sticker on Arin's back so that people would always instantly recognize him and stop him no matter where he's going. When Arin finally figures out what Ross has done, Arin gave him a death glare.
In the Game Grumps AMA, when asked "We all love Ross, but have you ever wanted to punch him for his excessive backseat gaming?", Danny and Arin explain that it isn't his backseat gaming that infuriates them, but his Trolling tendencies. Especially noted is his tendency to Troll people in multiplayer competitive games by influencing one side to have an advantage if he himself isn't going to win. We get to see an example of this in Fortune Street, when Ross spends the last part of it purposely wasting time to screw with the others, and then lands on Arin's squares specifically to screw Suzy over because she's winning.
Also with Arin. When asked "We all love Ross, but have you ever wanted to punch him for his excessive backseat gaming?", Arin answers a confident Yes before the question was even finished being read, so that he's answering "Yes" to wanting to punch Ross in general. "Any opportunity is a good opportunity to punch Ross".
Wild Card: The other way to say 'troll' once he starts losing he goes into chaos mode and messes with everything and everyone.
Why Did it Have to be Crickets?: Ross is afraid of crickets, and very similar looking bug monsters become Goddamn Bats during their Metal Slug 3 gameplay on Steam Train, causing him to temporarily freak out and lose his skills while fighting them. He admits it's an irrational fear, but that knowing that doesn't make it any less real.
Suzy Hanson (neé Berhow) (Mortem3r Meeperfish)
"I don't think we're going to be able to film on the moon, it's just not in the budget."
Suzy ("Suzy the Outlaw" on Steam Rolled) is Arin's wife, the star of two Youtube channels, Meeperfish (an animation channel) and Mortem3r (a channel giving advice on outfits, makeup and unboxing lootbags), and has also claimed to be the Game Grumps secretary. She is also a fashion model. She previously made minor cameos in some episodes (part 4 of Chulip and Super Castlevania IV), but has since made a full-fledged appearance on Steam Rolled, and co-hosts the show Table Flip with Barry on Polaris. She's also made a Game Grumps Animated on her Youtube channel.
Ascended Extra/Bob from Accounting: Parodied in her intro in Steam Rolled, where she's seen balancing the Grumps' books and says they can't afford to do an episode on the moon. Cue Danny leaving in a huffy rage and Arin asking if she wants to take his place on the couch.
Battle Couple: With Arin in the Rayman Legends: Kung Foot Polaris tournament.
They're once again on the same team in Tiny Brains.
Beware the Nice Ones: Despite coming off as a typical Girly Girl and being very sweet and polite to everyone, she has a mean streak. She sasses Danny and Ross something fierce during the Rayman Legends tournament, and makes a joke about 'stamping out' puppies during Mario Party 4.
Her winning streak through the majority of Fortune Street lets her be smug and enthusiastic while maintaining her usual polite demeanour. Usually.
Ross: "Augh, this game is just going to bend me over."
Crossover: With Game Grumps, in a sense. Her voice is briefly heard in one of their videos, just as their voice is heard in the background of a Mortem3r video. It makes sense, since they live and shoot their videos in the same house.
Cute and Psycho: Becoming steadily apparent as she appears more often in Steam Rolled, most recently threatening to cut off Ross's thumbs and using them to press the 2 button during Fortune Street.
Cuteness Proximity: She squees over the Boos in Mario Party 4 several times. The fact that she thinks they're adorable is the entire reason they play Boo's Haunted Mansion.
Day in the Limelight: Was featured instead of Danny in the Mario Party 4 Steam Rolled series, and every Steam Rolled after so far. Fortune Street especially counts as a Day in the Limelight because it's the first game where she completely crushes the competition.
Even more is Table Flip, the tabletop game spin-off show that she hosts along with Barry. The two even sing the theme song.
Another example is Date Grumps, uploaded on Valentines Day, where she temporarily replaces Danny and plays games she's specifically good at. It's the only 2 person Grumps show she's been on, and unlike Steam Rolled and Table Flip, she doesn't have to talk over a large group of people and can finally tell jokes and stories like everybody else.
The Dreaded: In the Fortune Street playthrough on Steam Rolled, every single episode has a glum acknowledgement from everybody else that Suzy will definitely win in the end. Ultimately subverted as Arin wins.
Gamer Chick: On her channel, she seems equally excited as Arin about video game swag (perhaps even more so), and in this video they star in together, she brags she can beat him at every game (though her specialty is puzzle games and not fighting games). In Mortal Kombat, while she never plays against Arin, she does a lot better than he does.
She's also on the show playing games with Arin, Ross and Barry on Steam Rolled, and it's clear she's passionate about video games.
Girly Girl: Her channel is about make-up and fashion, which should tell you enough.
Happily Married: With Arin as of October 25, 2013. Arin discussed this with Jon before they married.
Jon: "Do you just see a girl you wanna marry, because I'm worried for you if you're walking around being all like, 'I wanna marry her!"
Arin: "No, not in public, in my house! Because she lives with me."
Nice Girl: Makes Dan tea during Super Castlevania IV.
Interrupts Arin and Ross during VVVVVV to ask if they want anything from Starbucks.
Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: During the Grumps' second 3 Ultimate session for Polaris, everyone else is fawning over how cute the Barroth is when its sleeping, comparing it to a sleeping dog that likes to roll in the mud. She casually spouts this one off:
Suzy: You guys are fucking weird. *Beat. Looks at the camera and points at the guys* Weirdos.
Over Shadowed By Awesome: She has two Youtube channels of her own with completely unique content, but rarely are the comments anything other than "She's Egoraptor's fiancée?"
Parenting the Husband: Jokingly invoked in part 35 of Super Mario Sunshine when Arin's having his mental breakdown.
Danny: SUZY! I NEED AN ADULT!
Precision F-Strike: She doesn't actually hold back her swearing, yet the comments section is usually filled with timestamps followed by "OMG SUZY SWEARED!" most likely due to her adorable voice. Just look at the comments in their Towerfall Steam Rolled.
The Fashionista: Her job as a model, in addition to doing Outfit Of the Day on her channel.
Took a Level in Badass: Her first few playthroughs with Steam Rolled had her fall behind Barry and Arin in the competition, but crushes them all in Fortune Street. Though she still loses, sadly. Thanks a lot, Ross.
This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: She states that she's really good at Puzzle games, and it becomes clear she was telling the truth when Fortune Street finally comes around.
The Watson: Has little to no experience with Mario Party 4, and frequently asks for rules to be explained to her. However, this is generally a good thing considering that the others usually speed through or outright ignores instructions.
You Fight Like a Cow: Engages in a surprising amount of shit-talking against Danny and Ross in the Rayman Legends tournament.
Suzy: Anytime you wanna send (the ball) over here, Ross, I'm open.
Barry Kramer (Razzadoop)
And new-fashioned friends!
"I've been fired like eight times today."
Barry Kramer ("Barry the Coal Shoveler" on Steam Rolled) is the editor of both Game Grumps and Steam Train, both processing the footage and uploading every episode to Youtube as well as adding his own visual additions to enhance a joke when needed. He has been editing since the Game Grumps Yoshi's Island playthrough, and his presence was originally a secret, but over time the Grumps became more and more comfortable with acknowledging him that he is now a mainstay on the show, making his presence and personality known through his edits. He graces the show extremely rarely, and usually only in stock footage taken before the recording, but he plays a major role in Steam Train's Steam Rolled segment, and co-hosts the show Table Flip with Suzy on Polaris.
A God I Am Not: Barry mentions he's very aware fans tend to see him as such a god during the Table Flip AMA with Suzy, and it seems to even embarrass him the more he talks about it to the point he eventually trails off and more or less curls up into a ball on the couch, insisting he's not that awesome.
The Ace: Often seen as this in the eyes of the fans. If Steam Rolled is any indicator, he also seems to be the best player of the group.
And yet, both in Starwhal and in the Table Flip AMA, Barry insists he's not actually that awesome.
A Day in the Limelight: Barry finally gets a role playing games and interacting with the Grumps in real time in the Steam Rolled segment.
He also now hosts the Tabletop Gaming spin-off show Table Flip with Suzy, and even sings the theme song.
Single Train, where he temporarily replaces Ross, uploaded on Valentines Day, also qualifies. It's the first 2 person show on Grumps he's able to speak on, and unlike Steam Rolled and Table Flip, doesn't have to talk over a large group of people to be heard.
To a lesser extent, when the other Grumps mention the meme that Barry wins every game.
Beyond the Impossible: Jon and Arin agreed that Hop or Pop from Mario Party 4 was impossible for the spike ball to win, as it has extremely limited movement. Barry wins with relatively little effort.
Big Damn Heroes: After suffering a near-emotional breakdown trying to beat the Pachinko machine in Super Mario Sunshine, Arin gets Barry to do it during a time-skip, after sarcastically pretending that he did it himself.
Brought Down to Normal: So Barry is a badass who wins every game, right? Fortune Street on Stream Rolled proves there are certain types of games he doesn't know or understand, and he's just as capable at falling behind as anybody else.
Butt Monkey: The Grumps often joke that he hates cleaning up after them like they are crazy rock stars.
Canon Immigrant: Before Game Grumps, he was more associated with Jon Tron, being a writer for the show (and Jon's roommate). After Jon left the show to go to New York, Barry fully transfered over from Jontron to Game Grumps and got an apartment with Danny, the new host, hilariously enough.
Caption Humor: Sometimes speaks by including yellow captions in the videos.
Censorship Bureau: Is this for the Grumps, although he pretty much only deletes the N-word, or anything else they ask to be removed.
Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Revealed in an episode of Super Mario Sunshine, Barry's favourite color is purple. His character's face-paint in Monster Hunter is purple, and in Steam Rolled's Fortune Street, his Mii is purple.
George Jetson Job Security: Jon fires Barry or threatens to fire him pretty often, usually without any reason whatsoever. Apparently, Jon's first response to Barry sleeping with his girlfriend would be "you're fired."
Male Gaze: When he selects a female character in Quake III, they all call a short cease-fire to stare at his ass.
Messianic Archetype: Joked by the fans calling him a God. A few animations portray him as a cosmic being.
On the Steam Train, they seemed to have embraced this idea. In their Skyrim playthrough, when asking Barry to fast-forward footage, the make their character look up to the sky as if praying to a God. A few episodes later, they talk about how Barry knows all and sees all.
Name's the Same: When playing Resident Evil, the Grumps Lampshade how talking about Barry Burton (a Resident Evil character) could get confusing because of Barry the editor. Ironically it never comes up after the mention because the series stopped quickly.
Ninja: Arin compares him to one several times on Steam Rolled, because of his deadly skill and inability to speak. Ross also calls him a "fucking cold-blooded assassin."
Nice Guy: Confirmed in the Game Grumps Reddit AMA. When asked "Has Barry always been that awesome?", neither Grump hesitates to completely agree.
The Voiceless: Was originally enforced by Arin, who wanted him to remain voiceless even when Jon wanted to put the footage of him performing Karaoke, so instead his singing voice is Cats meowing. The first two episodes of Steam Rolled had him speak entirely through text options. However, it was subverted to great fanfare at the end of the Counter Strike: Global Offensive episode. This continues through into the Worms Armageddon video and onward, where Barry jokes that he's finally figured out how to "use his vocal box".
Yank the Dog's Chain: Danny tells a story about how, when they were opening Game Grumps fan mail, everybody got multiple presents and Barry received only one package with his name on it. Inside the package were several gifts for everybody else, with a note saying "Barry, pass these around to everybody."
You Know I'm Jewish, Right?: Jon and Arin laugh realizing the irony of asking him to edit replacing "Down's Syndrome" with "Jew", because he's (or at least was at the time) the only Jewish member among them. He does it anyway.
Jonathan "Jon" Jafari (JonTron)
I'M NOT SO GRUMP
"BUMP BUTTS WITH HIM! BUMP BUTTS WITH HIM!!"
Jon "Not-So-Grump" Jafari, also known by his internet alias Jon Tron, was the first co-star of Game Grumps, alongside Arin Hanson. He is known for his show, and has left to New York and continues to work on his show again.
The Alcoholic: He frequently tells stories about drinking, especially on an airplane. He made fun of himself for drinking excessively, and Arin has even jokingly called him an alcoholic. Contrast to Arin, who is The Teetotaler.
Commander Contrarian: Not as big of an example as Arin since he's usually agreeable. However, he is prone to this occasionally, especially in certain Game Grumps Vs. episodes where he repeatedly claims to hate the game within the first five minutes without bothering to give it a chance. Case in Point: Ultimate Muscle on the Gamecube along with a few others.
Determinator: Refuses to ragequit Sonic 06, despite Arin's multiple objections.
Ditzy Genius: While he's pretty knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics, he gets bogged down in misconceptions and Malaproper a lot.
Messy Hair: Seems to get more and more unwieldly with each appearance. During a Q and A video on Polaris he spent quite some time casually adjusting his thick giant hair into increasingly ridiculous shapes.
Put on a Bus: He left Game Grumps to put focus on his main channel again.
Red Oni: Jon is much more prone to shout and yell on the show than Arin is.
Self-Deprecation: Prone to spoofing his own habits and mocking himself in general.
When the Grumps make critical misunderstandings of how a game is played (Milky Way Wishes, Naughty Bear, Wario World), Jon will openly insult himself, usually with a joke. Contrast Arin, who typically blames the game's conveyance instead.
Sharp-Dressed Man: The handful of non-game footage Game Grumps typically sports him wearing a nice black button shirt and compared to Arin's laid back and comfy pajama pants that's plenty sharp.
Unperson: Since his departure, Arin and the new cast have gone out of their way to not mention Jon in their newer videos.
Arin made a Reddit post stating his reasoning isn't malicious, but simply because he doesn't want to drag Jon back into the show when he wants to move on, and so Jon himself isn't a looming specter that pops up every time he's mentioned on Grumps. While speculation continues as to how much of Arin's reasoning is true or whether there's actually bad blood between them, it's the only on-record thing he's said about Jon since his departure.
Despite the fact that he is an animator who makes a living as a professional freelance artist, he is utterly terrible at pictionary, and all of his drawings are completely off-the-wall incomprehensible.
No Pronunciation Guide: When asked to draw cologne, he assumes it's pronounced Col-log-ne, and has absolutely no idea what that means.
Professional Killer: He describes his job as "to kill people, then find the time on his watch". Apparently he's killed 10 people.
The Klutz: Almost as soon as the episode begins, he drops and breaks the Pocket Watch prop he was given to use during the show. He then puts the pieces beside each other andclaims it's fixed.
Hair-Trigger Temper: He has a generally sarcastic and pissed-off tone through the entire episode.
Large Ham: After Barry and him win a round by guessing "Embrace" he freaks out and runs to shout at the camera man.
Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Unlike all the other guests so far, Stamper doesn't even try to sound like a gentlemen from the past. His utter lack of caring about any historical theme or consistency leads to everybody else Corpsing and abandoning their historical accents as well.
An NPC who participates as part of an alternate game mode in Cards Against Humanity.
And That's Terrible: Losing against Rando means you must go home hanging your head in shame. Thankfully for the Grumps, it doesn't come to that.
The Stoic: The only times he every speaks are to answer the question they call him in for (and he uses extremely short sentences).
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Despite being a menacingly cloaked, unnamed character who shows up out of nowhere with no context given for his job or presence, most people seem to treat him with casual indifference. Danny is the only person so far who has been freaked out by the oddity of it.
Other Real People (And Animals)
Brian Wecht (Ninja Brian)
The other half of Danny's band, Ninja Sex Party, as the silent Ninja Keyboardist. In reality, he's also a theoretical physicist. He's been mentioned on the show many times, and has appeared in Ross' advertisement for Steam Train, but has yet to speak on the show. Danny has hinted he may be featured on the show at one point. Has also composed the music for the Mycaruba Shirts promo video.
Alter Ego Acting: Zigg-zagged. Originally they would talk about him more in-character, for example joking about him being psychotic and being able to teach them Ninjutsu. Lately, this has been subverted more often then not.
The Loonie: Apparently, when asked to come up with a band name, he can up with a long list of 70. All of which were completely unusable. Examples include Placentimeter, Whitney Houston We Have a Problem, Wet, and Nope.
Magic Versus Science: Danny mentions that any supernatural claim, like psychics, piss him off because he is firmly on the science side, which is ironic considering in-character Brian uses psychic powers to blow up buildings.
Masochist's Meal: He guest hosts an episode of Hot Pepper Gaming, wherein he then eats a pepper whole, stem and all, silently reviews an entire game, doesn't blink his eyes for the whole duration of the three minutes or otherwise show any sign of being disturbed by the pepper he ate. Just to spite it, he then gives the pepper a 0/5 for hotness. And it was confirmed at the Magfest 12 Ninja Sex Party panel that Brian did in fact eat the pepper (unlike what a few theorized he did, believing he simply stuffed it in his mask) and the entire shot of him not blinking was NOT edited in any way.
The Omnipotent: When a fan asked how many people Ninja Brian has murdered, he claimed to be able to see the entire universe from infinite past to infinite future.
Brian: (So) the answer is infinity.
Troll: In real life, Brian is apparently this to Danny big time. Examples include 'The Beej' and the 'sexy widdle baby' story.
The Voiceless: As his character in Ninja Sex Party, they joke that he never speaks, and conveys every thought he wants to with his eyes alone.
Suddenly Voiced: During the Ninja Sex Party and Steam Train panel at Magfest 2014, he did break character and talk to answer some questions, though he did answer a few as if he were still in character.
Holly Conrad (Commander Holly)
Ross' wife and costume/ special effects artist and Maker Studios/Polaris Community Manager, with several apperances on several reality shows such as Heroes of Cosplay. Has yet to appear on the show in any capacity (excluding a brief voiceover in the Outtake reel for the Dan/Steam Train T-shirt commercial), but is mentioned often. She has stated that she enjoys the Game Grumps fans, and has expressed an interest to be on the show some time in the future.
Accidental Pun: According to Ross, she hates puns, so once when he cracked one Holly smacked his leg. When asked why, she said it was to "Pun-ish" him. This cracked up Ross' father (whom they were visiting in Australia and loves puns) and Holly was congratulated, only for her to admit later that the pun was completely accidental.
One of Us: Sort of. She's seen this page, and remarks about being flattered by it, but says she doesn't understand TV Tropes and is new to it. She also stated she laughed at the entry of Opposites Attract below.
She also frequents the Game Grumps subreddit and interacts with fans on it.
Chekhov's Gunman: Before being on the show as its first ever guest, Grant was mentioned by Jon in several previous Game Grumps episodes, including in a Banjo-Kazooie episode (where Arin brings up that Jon got an email from him) and Donkey Kong Country 2 (where Grant apparently sent them a package of fanmail originally meant for him).
Cloud Cuckoolander: Demonstrates his weirdness by sending the Grumps some fanmail he himself received and asking them to return it, much to their confusion.
Shrinking Violet: She seems really shy to speak on the show, and hangs up immediately after Arin and Jon spell it out that she is actually on the show. Justified in that she probably just didn't want to interrupt Jon.
Lloyd Hanson (Paparaptor)
Arin's dad. Never actually appears in the show proper, but gets brought up a number of times.
Abusive Parents: Averted. It's completely hypothetical and played for laughs. Arin tells a story about how his Dad joked he'd spank him, but assures the audience he never did and it was entirely a joke.
Repetitive Name: As mentioned in Dan's character profile, his is AviAvidan.
Retired Bad Ass: Was the commander of a tank in the Yom Kippur War, he saw some awful things. Once he was out of the military he became 'a gentle lamb' and came to America.
That Came Out Wrong: When Danny came to him about his sister beating him up, Avi said 'hit her back.' Danny went and punched her right in the back that instant. Obviously Avi didn't mean it like that.
Verbal Tic: Judging by Dan's impressions of him, he has a tendency to say "ehhhhh" between his words, either from pausing to think of what he wants to say yes (due to english not being his first language), or at least in one instance because the subject was awkward.
Appearing in their Jeopardy series, Fuckin' Larry proved to be a worthy foe for the Grumps, showing them up multiple times. Unfortunately, his difficulty in spelling 'South America' almost led to his downfall.
Ditzy Genius: He knows a lot of trivia and can remember it near-instantly, but if he doesn't know the answer he will still buzz in anyway and just spout gibberish.
Apparently he does know the answer (note how the gibberish in the quote has letters from South America,) but since he apparently wasn't programmed to give actual wrong answers, most of the letters are just replaced with random characters.
Odd Name Out: The players in Jeopardy are Nixon, Dixon, and... Larry.
"I dunno, I feel like they're just using me for my farts..."
Gloop the Fish, appearing in Banjo-Kazooie, is a depressed teenager whose farts can get you high. His friends exploit this, and are only his friends because of this, always trying to get him to come to parties just so he can fart for them. His cousin is Beesenbatz.
Moundo, a mini boss in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, is not a rock. He is a grouchy mound who can't deny that he has a weight problem yet can't work out... since he's not human. If he were to be chiseled, it would hurt. The other rocks make fun of him because his mother was bad at naming.
Expy: His personality was based off of Biggoldick, a character Arin made up at some point.
"I'm still fucking pissed with other Bill, he's wearing my outfit!"
The main protagonists in the Grump's playthrough of Drakken. Brian-Frank-Steve-Willard-Johnathan-Mike The IV-Mike The III-Michael Jordan-Scott, Bill, Langley, and Big Bill (Bigger Bill) are on a journey to find a 7-11 and beat up random monsters.
No Name Given: Inverted and subverted: The game gives them the names of Arthur, Hecate, Merlin, and Hermes. But, they were playing on a Japanese cart, so their names were written in katakana. Which lead to the new names.
Subverted in Super Mario World where in spite of a relatively dispassionate "Oh, it's you", she gives Luigi a kiss and they leave the castle with Yoshi and the eggs seemingly having left Mario behind at the castle's entrance. She's also apparently got her hand on his ass/fondling his dick in the THE END picture.
"I know you're the one that really saved me. Pat pat."
Nice Guy: Of the frustrating sort according to Jon and Arin.
No Respect Guy: Guy saves the day in Super Mario World and doesn't even get MENTIONED for his help in the ending blurb.
Talk About the Weather: Princess Peach only talks to Luigi in either small talk or questions about Mario. She even does talk about the weather at one point.
"Just a heads up, the coffee's poisooooned!"
A recurring boss through the Grumps' playthroughs of Castlevania games, Death is a businessman with a windy cape even though he's inside a castle. He likes to keep skeletons on his boss arena to show off his work.
Accidental Pervert: He gets confused to a pervert because he creeps into people's houses and kills them.
Don't Explain The Trick: An audience member always shouts out the question for how he does his tricks, which he answers calmly, then regrets it afterward. Almost all of his tricks incorporate trap doors, even when it wouldn't make sense.
MacGuffin Guy: As he is a power-up, the Grumps need to find him often.
No Sense of Direction: Doubles as the guy who says, "Here?" and always leads the helicopter the wrong way which wastes precious fuel.
Too Dumb to Live: Goes into a mine field where nobody can rescue him, and volunteers to investigate.
"I'm very proud of you for discovering Australia... now go somewhere else."
A stereotypical overbearing Jewish mother of seemingly Arin, Ross, Dan, and Barry, who wants to make sure her children live up to their potential during part 3 of the Civilization V playthrough. Would very much like to see a Notre Dame built in Tokyo.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: Even if he is actively trying to destroy their nation, she has to admit she finds Augustus Caesar to be a very attractive young man who has wonderful hair.
Also makes another appearance Super Castlevania IV Part 8 to badger Arin over how much damage he's taking, and how "his cousin" would've found more hidden-chicken, finished the boss faster, and probably would've dodged his fire attacks better.
"You're settling very close to my lands. I can see your drab clothing..."
The Emperor of Rome, and a general dick to Arin, Danny and Ross in the Civilization V playthrough.
"Are these 16 year olds? Hoshi's looking much better!"
An example of a sad Asian man, apparently one of the most depressing sights you can see. He starts out a completely lovable and sympathetic character with all his misery being out of his control, but eventually is revealed to be a pedophile.
Guilt Complex: Feels guilty about his company losing billions of dollars and getting his co-workers fired, but it turns out it was completely out of his control. His co-workers blame him, to compound the sadness.
Happily Married: His wife tries very hard to console him, as well as tolerate his magazine addiction.
A grey alien from the game Out of This World who helps out the main protagonist, Lester. Canonically, his name is Buddy, but because of the noise he makes when you first met him, the Grumps have grown quite attached to him.
Arc Words: Through the entirely of the Out of this World playthrough, in addition to the T-Shirt commercial.
Speaking Simlish: The original voice he says is misconstrued as his name, but is really just gibberish.
Spell My Name with an S: There seems to be no general consensus on how to actually spell his name. In part thanks to Barry, who spelled and named each part of the series a different variation of the phrase ('Mike Aruba', 'My Caruba', and 'My Car, Roomba' respectively, as well as spelling it 'Mycaruba' in the very last second of the series). More include "Mat Saruba" and "My Car, Ruba."
"My name is Mr.Wilson and I'm here to say, I'm gonna smack your ass in a major way. What are you doing in my basement? Get outta here. (Beat) GET OUTTA HERE!"
A pair of bandmates Arin and Danny made up, Racist Bassist started as a character Danny and Arin came up with off-screen, who was mentioned in their Super Tennis Vs. video. Bummer Drummer was added during that same video. Both are Exactly What It Says on the Tin.Racist Bassist
"Man, I love ice cream. Do you know who else likes ice cream? Fucking dirty Mexicans."
Makes racial slurs while slapping riffs on his bass guitar.
Leitmotif/Sting: His specialty is being racist and playing the bass at the same time. Therefore, all his hate-speech is usually followed by some low end notes. Danny realizes near the end that he has to include a bass-line in every racist remark, or else it counts that time.
"I sure hope the Racist Bassist episode of Super Tennis has come out by the time this one does, otherwise won't we be in an awkward pickle..."
-Danny in Episode 17 of Super Mario Sunshine after something about China having too many Chinese people.
Insane Troll Logic: When questioned about being Batman, his responses are "Do you SEE me wearing a cape? Do you see me crusading? Do YOU see a secret lair? I DON'T! I'm sorry, am I wearing a cape right now?!"
Troll: Not him himself, but Bane towards him. Bane tricks him to look directly into the sun using reverse psychology, shows Batman his penis, and brags that he saw Batman's mother nude on Pay Per View.
Multiple Reference Pun: After everyone is forced to roll a 1 (due to Ross), Suzy hits the button to send the detatched island to the south of the map, marooning Chinigan. She then points out that it's become Chinigan's Island (which causes Ross to break out into song).
After Dan and Arin decide the word "Spinnaker" sounds like a racist term, it becomes the go-to race to insult on show when there is a joke about racism. Because it is a completely made up race, the Stereotypes about them are made up on the spot, and get progressively stranger and stranger.
Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: They begin sounding like they could actually exist as a race. The characters the Grumps create are realistic in their portrayals of racists against them, and mention mundane things like their taste in Waffles and hats, and the stereotype that they're dirty white-collar criminals. Then they begin to leave trails of slime and gain the ability to fly.
Fantastic Racism: They are a fictional race of people, and are later revealed to have wings, yellow skin, hands and teeth, brown noses and ooze slime like a snail.
Make a Wish: Wishing on a Spinnaker causes it to come true. Or so Cindy said.
Nice Hat: They all apparently wear little hats, which are later revealed to be pointy.
Single Specimen Species: The Grumps point out that, for being a King of Red Lions, you never see any other red lions anywhere. They conclude the entire shtick is simply to impress people despite being a boat.
Our Ghosts Are Different: Because he's intangible, he can no longer eat applesauce, which is why he instead looks for "demon applesauce".
Skewed Priorities: He's also trapped in Silent Hill, and while he seems to understand the situation better than Harry does, all he cares about is the fact that the vending machine's run out of applesauce.
The two Vacationers in the Game Grumps Christmas special Go Vacation playthrough, played by Arin and Danny, respectively. Mill F. is a hot mom while Tumpynutsメ is a short, racist Grandpa. Hilarity Ensues.
Wholesome Crossdresser: When changing clothes for Tumpynutsメ, Danny tries to pick the lamest, oldest looking clothing, which all made him look like an old Asian woman. Danny voices him as such for a brief period of time.
The Walking Robot
A robot encountered in Super Metroid who walks and...well that's about it. But damned if he isn't enthusiastic about it!
Little MacThe player character of Punch-Out!!, a boxer from New York who works to become the greatest fighter around. The Grumps' interpretation of him is a little... different.
Absurdly Youthful Father: According to the Grumps, he's said to have had (and abandoned) a kid. Since the kid is able to talk (or at least write sentences), the youngest Mac could've had them is around thirteen years old given the fact that he's seventeen.
Yandere: His urges to pounce on the girls are something Gulorful suppresses. Arin and Ross joke about how he's trying to avoid murdering the girls. As the episodes go on, it comes increasingly more apparent.
Samus Is a Girl: From the moment she was caught, she was referred to as a male.
Buttnuttz! the Dugtrio
A Dugtrio that I never caught in Diglett's cave, and as of Episode 31 the highest level Pokemon that I never had so far.
Badass: He's a level 31 in a team of Pokemon who are on average level 20.
Disc One Nuke: He's ten levels higher then the rest of I never's team, making him their most powerful Pokémon. Arin, however, is under the impression he'll disobey orders if the correct Gym badge wasn't collected (only affecting traded Pokémon), so under he finds out it'll be a subversion.