Here are the crazy characters you can find at My Music.
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Tropes that apply to everyone:
Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone has varying shades of this, except Intern 2, who plays the Only Straight Man, at least at first. By the end of Season 1 (especially once we see his Flowchart obsession) we can see he's just as crazy, if not crazier than the rest of the cast.
Theme Naming: Every is named after the genre of music that best represents them, except Intern 2. Oh, and Hip-Hop initially, although that is remedied by his name change in Season 2.
Known Only by Their Nickname: For the most part, they're only referred to onscreen by their nicknames. The only onscreen exceptions would be Hip-Hop, whose first name is Curtis, and Scene, whose first name is Norma. Offscreen, this tends to be averted as the real names of the characters are on the internet.
Portrayed by Adam Busch
Founder and CEO of MyMusic.
Favorite Band: Pre-Grammy winning Arcade Fire.
Being a true Hipster, Indie hates everything and anything mainstream. As CEO, he doesn't actually seem to do much. He mostly just tortures his employees while drinking kombucha then vomiting afterwards.
Bad Boss: He regularly abuses Intern 2 and is rather indifferent to the suffering of his employees in general. In Season 2, he briefly turns Hip-Hop into his next target after he "comes out" as a nerd, then mocks Intern 2 even further when he has to leave.
Benevolent Boss: Slowly developing into one. Unless your nickname is Intern 2.
Catch Phrase: "You've probably never heard of it," and his made up adjective, "Culken."
Character Development: In Season 2, he starts to become a bit more benevolent towards the staff, except Intern 2.
When some nerd ghosts are arriving to convince him to let Hip-Hop be himself for once, one of them assumes he doesn't know how "A Christmas Carol" worked, as he was Jewish. Indie was rather annoyed by this, accusing them as a group of anti-semitic behaviour.
When Loco Uno forces him to fire the Mymusic staff, he insists on at least saying goodbye politely and seems rather annoyed when she cuts him off from doing so.
Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Indie is regularly abusive to his employees, rude to the acts he books and generally has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. However, when push comes to shove, he is capable of doing the right thing.
Kick the Dog: While, for the most part, Indie's bad behaviour is treated as funny, the fandom considers his abuse of Intern 2 as he's about to leave as just dickish.
Oblivious to Love: Indie doesn't seem to realize how much of a crush Scene has on him, or else he ignores her.
Pet the Dog: After Hip Hop saved Intern 2 from being fired, Indie starts trying to befriend Intern 2 by having lunch with him. However, it seems to have a negative effect on Indie more than anything. Intern 2 (in order for things to return to the status quo) has their relationship go back to normal.
On the same night as the Hip-Hop case, Indie decides to cut loose just one time and dances with Scene!
When Indie's dad shows up, it becomes apparent that as odd as their relationship may be, they do genuinely get along with one another.
An odd one that overlaps with Easily Forgiven. After Metal takes the staff hostage with a gun, Indie forgives him and gives him the space he needed for his work before taking him out to lunch... while leaving the rest of the staff in the room where they've been kept hostage.
Opposite of Indie, Idol loves everything mainstream. She listens to whatever's popular, such as Justin Bieber. Also, her job as "Social Media Guru" seems to consist of spending all of her time on Facebook, Twitter, and texting. She's also more or less the host of The Mosh, the series' Q and A videos. As of Season 2 Episode 7, she's leaving the company to star on her own reality show, with her cousin Country taking her place as head of social media.
Your typical Metal Head, Metal appears with spiked hair, sleeveless shirts and a permanent five o'clock shadow. Despite his job description, he actually runs everything related to production, from shooting, directing, editing, you name it. He also married at twelve and has a fifteen year old daughter named Rayna.
Cool Sword: Mostly seen in the background. He did try to use it to cut cake once.
Cloudcuckoolander/Only Sane Man: Yes, he can be either depending on the situation. On one hand, he'll question the practicality of many of the crazy things at the company, such as why a fire alarm is used as a staff meeting alarm or why Indie spent so much money on a bee farm. On the other hand, well there's the sword incident mentioned above as well as the fact that he thought Scarfman was a real person at first.
Decoy Protagonist: Of a sort; The first arc of the series mainly follows the events from his perspective, but after that he is just as much of a main character as all of the others.
Easily Forgiven: After taking the staff of My Music hostage at gunpoint, Indie not only forgives him but gives him that workspace he'd been after the whole time.
Sterotypical Scary Black Man who likes to threaten people with a gun. Except not really. He's actually a closet nerd, former cello teacher and generally nice guy.
Badass Cape: He dons one in Episode 5 of Season 2, as he gives his resignation to Indie for not accepting who he really is. Fittingly enough, it's part of a Lord of the Rings style outfit. He later wears another one that resembles Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones.
Black and Nerdy: He's not proud of it for the first season, however. By the time Season 2 rolls around, he's embraced it and there's practically a nerd reference every other sentence.
Hidden Depths: Hip Hop is actually a nerd, watches Doctor Who and used to teach the cello. And a major anime and manga fan. First season revealed that he reads One Piece and second season he even cosplays as Naruto, while saying Believe It.
Jerkass Fašade: He drops it towards the end in an effort to get his friends to keep their jobs. It sadly doesn't work, but he stops pretending afterwards.
Meaningful Rename: Indie rechristens him as "Nerdcore" in Season 2 after he makes it clear he's not going to keep up the charade of being Hip-Hop.
Odd Friendship: With Intern 2. Intern 2 is a workaholic who doesn't enjoy much fun stuff, Nerdcore is an unapologetic nerd who loves most fun stuff. Their friendship can probably be justified by them both being Nice Guys.
Scary Black Man: It's an act. However, he is willing to shoot someone in the limb to keep his act up.
Before you say anything, she's not Emo, she's Scene. Always happy, unless it's 2 o'clock, Scene goes about doing wacky antics around the office and has a crush on Indie, which she doesn't even try to keep secret. Scene is also the host of the MyMusic News videos, where she's a bit snarkier than usual.
Beware the Nice Ones: When she gets pissed off, beware. Indie found out the hard way when she ranted at him.
Break the Cutie: She becomes deadpan and emotionless once her online avatars get killed by 4chan. As a result, she becomes an...
Empty Shell: To the point where someone could basically mold her a new personality. Thus, Idol turns Scene into another Idol. This goes on from her becoming Hip-Hop and Techno before becoming a Hipster..
Butt Monkey: Not quite as bad as Intern 2, she still gets treated reasonably poorly.
Favorite song: "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
Not having a specific interest in music (or anything else for that matter), this guy is stuck with the name, Intern 2. He is often abused by the cast (mostly Indie) for of this, his intern status, his formal attire, and because he smells. He is generally used as Indie's personal slave, whether he is being used as a footstool or a fan. While he initially starts out as the Only Sane Man, by the end of Season 1, we see that there's a good reason everyone thinks he's weird. He leaves MyMusic in Season 2 to work at the Acid Factory, where he is treated with respect. The documentary crew still follow him around though.
Official Couple: At the end of season 2, he kissed Scene, and she kissed back
Odd Name Out: Intern 2 wasn't nicknamed by Indie because he enjoys music from many genres.
Only Sane Man: A great example of this comes from when "The Jolt" dance goes viral. He points out the numerous dangers of it, only for nobody to listen to him. Afterwards, he's the only one to realise that it means bad publicity and that they're hurting dozens of kids. Nobody cares, and even the kid that ended up with the worst injuries demands he be fired.
He has a slightly odd obsession with flow-charts and is shown to be a rather bland workaholic, but with that aside he's still the sanest person in the office.
Secret Keeper: He becomes one to Hip-Hop after he accidentally mentions his past as a nerd and cello player.
Throw the Dog a Bone: After Hip-Hop comes out as a nerd and starts showing it in Season 2, Intern 2 gets considerably less flak for a while. Hip-Hop is eventually recognised and accepted as "Nerdcore", and the usual order is restored, but it was still quite a long break. After Nerdcore is accepted into the family, Intern 2 gets another good friend.
Intern 2 is actually well loved in his new job, and get promoted multiple times over to a major figure in his company. At the end of season 2, he was even respected by Indie if only for a little bit.
Took a Level in Badass: More like "grew a spine", but it still counts. He eventually decides that Indie needs to start paying him and refuses to back down, forcing Indie to have to shut the door on him.
Workaholic: When asked to choose between his work or the love of his life...
Intern 2: Work is the love of my life!
Yank the Dog's Chain: It looks like Intern 2 is going to get a break now that Scene has returned for part time work. Then it turns out that his internship is about to expire, and if he doesn't get hired he'll end up having to leave for a crappy job that actually pays money. Then Jeff gets employed in his place.
Idol's identical cousin, who is a country star and therefore a huge fan of the genre. She fills in for Idol after she goes off to film the reality TV show. Joined in Season 2.
Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: She probably has it worse than Intern 2 at the moment. She's broken both her arms and at least one of her legs, can't take her medication properly and generally comments that karma is catching up with her. After this, she gets flipped out of a wheelchair she's using by Metal, with the implication that she's broken her other leg. Then she keeps breaking pretty much everything.
Crazy-Prepared: She was aware that flagging down DJ Elephant would be difficult after Techno and Dubstep got angry with Idol, so she did it just beforehand and got the interview.
Felony Misdemeanor: Some of her so called "sins", at least by moderate religious standards, really aren't that bad.
Laser-Guided Karma: Claims it's catching up with her for some reason. Subverted, it's got nothing to do with karma whatsoever.
Disproportionate Retribution: Whatever she's done, her karma seems to be horribly imbalanced. She lampshades this a few times. It turns out it's still a case of this, but actually owing to Techno and Dubstep tripping her up for interviewing DJ Elephant and trying to salvage Idol's career.
Nice Girl: Probably the nicest character on the show to date. She's one of the few recurring characters to not abuse Intern 2 on a regular basis.
The newest member of the My Music team as of Episode 19 of Season 2, Straight-Edge, or Jeff Pookie, was brought in as the new intern to replace Intern 2 after he left to work at the Acid Factory. He remains a member of the cast as of the end of Season 2, even though he is hated by most of the others.
For more information, see Jeff's character folder.
Metal's fifteen year old daughter, Rayna, was first brought over for a May-December Romance arc with Intern 2 that escalated into a Love Triangle before ending. Since then, she likes to appear once in a while. Rayna is your stereotypical teenaged girl who's into reality shows and boy bands and has a different best friend each week.
Shout-Out: Metal's daughter Rayna, supposedly conceived at a Coal Chamber concert, is named after Coal Chamber guitarist Rayna Foss.
Portrayed by Lisa Schwartz
Favorite Song: "He's a Rebel," by The Crystals
Due to an incident involving a Coal Chamber concert, Tina got pregnant. The result was a Shotgun Wedding with the child's father, Metal. Marriage has caused her to go from metal-loving tomboy to a typical wife/mom. She is now pregnant with her second child. This caused her to revert back to her housewife persona after eating avocadoes triggered her former, more metalhead personality.
Felony Misdemeanor: When asked about what her greatest lie, it's that she claimed lemon bars are low calorie when they aren't.
Indie's new girlfriend introduced at the end of the fifth arc of Season 1, whom he met at the Vegan Chili Cook Off. She brought proof to Indie that Metal, Dubstep, Techno, and Idol were all posers and got them fired. By the end of the season it was revealed that she had been playing Indie all along, making her the Big Bad of Season 2.
Jeff is Scene's classmate and eventual boyfriend. He gets hired for an intern position to replace Intern 2 once he leaves to work at the acid factory. He's really a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing, who didn't genuinely care for Scene at all.
Big Bad: While he wasn't behind everything in Season 2, he was manipulating Scene all along and is presented as the main antagonist by the end of the final arc.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Turns out he was only dating Scene because he wanted to get in her pants. He was also cheating on her avatar and a complete psycho when it came to video games.
Kick the Dog: After he steals Scene's first kiss, he angrily rants at Scene that it would have taken forever to sleep with her.
Knight of Cerebus: An odd example. He's not exactly the guy with the worst crimes in the show, but his cheating is not played for laughs and is something that can realistically happen as opposed to the more fantastical elements of the show, although the whole Video Game Cruelty Potential is incredibly Black Comedy. The main kicker in that section is his line "they're just avatars!", revealing that he didn't really care about the wedding at all, even though he knew how much it meant to Scene.
Nice Guy: He's extremely supportive of Scene in whatever she does. Cruelly subverted to hell and back.
Horned Humanoid: He's got an all human appearance, minus two small horns sticking out of his forehead.
Mundane Utility: His trident makes a good fork. He actually uses it to stab people on occasion, but he's used it more as a fork.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he doesn't do anything evil towards the company per se, he does prove that he has a mean trident prod, and he terrorises the poker game. It happens all the time, apparently.
The least-favourite artist of all of the members of MyMusic, who commonly insult him throughout the series, which leads him to take his vengeance on them by using Loco Uno to make their website and company unprofitable. His entire reveal was hinted at since the beginning of the sixth arc, with the company picnic celebrating "Y Rthguad", or "Daughtry" spelled backwards.
Speak of the Devil: No one is allowed to say their name publicly. Once they do they are summoned and proceed to punish whoever is responsible.
Writing Around Trademarks: In a way. The V for Vendetta masks 4chan is known for are replaced with generic white face masks here.note And more to the point of this trope, the V masks are trademarked by Time Warner.
The depiction of 4chan itself, since the actual perpetrators of web vigilantiism is Anonymous.