Characters: Rooster Teeth
This is the Rooster Teeth character sheet, for the employees (and Joe the Cat
) of Rooster Teeth
Productions, the people behind Red vs. Blue
, Achievement Hunter
, and several other works.
Rooster Teeth in general:
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: With the exceptions of Ray, Ryan, and Monty, basically everyone at the company has shared some funny stories on the podcast of their antics when they were really drunk. Oftentimes, someone else has to recount the story because the person in question was that far gone.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: In real life they actually get on very well with each other and with the fans, they just choose to play up their pranks a lot for entertainment.
- Troll: Almost always Played for Laughs, pretty much everyone at Rooster Teeth has engaged in this kind of behavior.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: The best way to spot the biggest pairs of pals in videos is to identify who's antagonizing whom the most.
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The Original Six
Michael "Burnie" Burns
Michael "Burnie" Burns
The ex-CEO of the company, Burnie heads most of the productions that aren't related to Achievement Hunter. He penned most of Red vs. Blue
(before passing the baton off to Miles) and co-directs with Matt, while providing the voice for Leonard Church.
The current CEO of Rooster Teeth. One of Joel's college friends, the two went on to collaborate on several projects and Matt met Burnie through Joel. Along with Burnie, he helped to produce the first four seasons of Red vs. Blue
and also worked on visual effects during Blood Gulch Chronicles
. Now directs the series along with Burnie, helps Monty with the effects and voices Sarge.
- Bad Boss: Played for Laughs. During a special recap he gets ambushed by JJ and goes "you guys know I can fire you, right?" in order to get out of it. In real life he's a reasonable guy- not this trope, as a few stupid people claim.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: He is described as being "the closest Rooster Teeth has to actual voice acting", in terms of its regular staff at least. There are now voice actors in a lot of their productions, but at the time most voices were done by him (he still voices a lot of characters, though, the most prominent of which are Sarge, Doc, O'Malley and Wyoming).
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: His most prominent roles in Red vs Blue are Sarge (a warmongering lunatic), O'Malley (an Evil Overlord wannabe with A.I. Is a Crapshoot tendencies to boot) and Wyoming (a Faux Affably Evil Brit). Matt is rather mellow in real life.
- Only Sane Man: In the Rooster Teeth Shorts... mostly.
- Precision F-Strike: If he swears, you've probably done something mind blowing (either in a stupid way or hilarious way).
- The Smart Guy: A role he used to share with Gus. Gus is best at the technology stuff, but Matt was the go-to guy for visual effects until Monty Oum joined the team. Nowadays he sticks to directing with Burnie, and also works with Monty on the visual effects (though he supervises for the most part).
- Sophisticated as Hell: Switches from speaking in a really smart way, to randomly swearing from time to time.
- The Stoic
Geoff Lazer Ramsey
Geoffrey Lazer "Geoff" Ramsey (born Geoffrey Fink)
The leader and co-founder of Achievement Hunter
, as well as the group's Team Gents, and the voice of Grif in Red vs. Blue
- Ain't No Rule: Not as often as Ryan, but he does this from time to time in Let's Play Minecraft, especially considering he makes the rules most of the time and it lets him pick out loopholes. In the first part of King Ryan, he points out to Gavin that the rules state that they can't kill each other in the palace... but that doesn't say anything about stealing the Iron Ore that Gavin was smelting.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Played for Laughs during some short vids with Jack, where he'll do nothing but make odd, somewhat confused faces into the camera.
- Adorkable: When his daughter Millie is around.
- Also showed signs of this when he first rode horses in Minecraft.
- Amusing Injuries: When he gets hurt, it's mostly hilarious as he normally isn't too badly hurt.
- The Alcoholic: Averted, but joked about, such as toward the end of the Game Fails announcement. He used to drink a lot more though in the earlier days of Rooster Teeth, to the point that whiskey is associated with him to this day.
- Arc Villain: Invoked for episodes 15, 16 and 17 of Let's Play Minecraft. He grew sick of his work as the Game Master, so he decided to be the challenge for the crew. To that end, he stole the Tower of Pimps, barricaded himself in a floating continent and turned into an Implacable Man Hero Killer.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Not that he's a villain per se. Only in the sense that he's an antagonist. Nevertheless, he still succeeded in stacking the Tower of Pimps for himself by the end of episode 17.
- Author Appeal: In Fails of the Weak, his favorite fails are "dick bounces", i.e. grenades getting bounced off of a player's crotch into other players.
- Awesome McCoolname: His middle name is Lazer, though he legally changed it as a joke. He was initially changing his last name to match his stepfather's, but found out that it actually didn't cost extra to change one's other names.
- Badass: Jack rams Geoff with a Ghost and drags him across the field, but Geoff not only survives - he hijacks the Ghost.
- In Minecraft, his badassery tends to go unnoticed compared to Jack, Michael, Gavin, Ryan, and especially Ray. And yet, he manages to have the single best K/D ratio according to Rooster Teeth's Achievement City infographic at 1 kill per 2 deaths (the runner up being Michael's 2 for 5).
- Badass Beard: Averted. His hobo beard really didn't look that great.
- Badass Mustache: Lately, he's been rocking a fantastic handlebar (seen in the above image) that looks ever so slightly like it just time jumped out of the Civil War. It's worked out much better for him than the beard.
- Bad Boss: Played for Laughs among the Achievement Hunter crew.
- Batman Gambit: When Gavin stole from him again in Let's Play Minecraft episode 9, Geoff knew that Gavin, the kleptomaniac troll that he is, would steal from him again, so he took the fourth and final gold block from his chest and left some token armor pieces in it. Gavin fell for it, and Geoff finished making his Tower of Pimps, winning the round.
- Bait and Switch: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 13, when he hid the Tower of Pimps away from Achievement City, Geoff made nine different tower decoys to throw them off (i.e. one glass block tower, one diamond block tower, five yellow wool block towers).
- Call Back: Gavin once made a gigantic tower of sand blocks to get him onto a tree. Geoff left it in for episode 13.
- Berserk Button: Whenever someone messes up something that Geoff has put hard work into, he will make them pay for it. Just ask Gavin.
- The Big Guy: Though eventually he moved up to...
- Bring My Brown Pants: There have been a number of times (usually involving Gavin) where Geoff almost shit his pants in the middle of recording.
- Butt Monkey: Seriously, he probably gets hurt the most out of everybody on the team.
- Captain Crash: "Things to do in GTA V - Hungry Hungry Choppers" revealed why Geoff doesn't fly the Cargobob as he ends up dunking four of them into the ocean.
- Captain Obvious: In "The Hidden", he noticed the invisible Knife Nut moving a small box. Geoff yelled out "He's over by a box!", in a room filled with boxes. Ray even addresses it.
- Can't Catch Up: In the early Let's Play Minecraft episodes, Michael was still getting used to the game, Jack was a weak performer, and despite Gavin's familiarity with the game, his trolling made it impossible for him to win. Geoff's only consistent competition was Ray, and even then Geoff was not that far behind him in Tower of Pimps wins (Geoff and Michael once tied for three for the longest time). Since then, however, Michael and Jack Took a Level in Badass, Gavin is often a Spanner in the Works who fails narrowly, Ray remains first and is still a strong competitor, and to make matters worse, Ryan has proven to be a Badass on par with Ray or Michael. It also doesn't help his case that he tends to work as the Game Master or the cameraman, so he's not as acclimated to the courses as Michael and Jack.
- It also applies to HORSE as well. In the first 4 HORSE episodes, Geoff beat Jack every time. After that, though, Geoff lost to Jack consistently. He has only won like twice against Jack since then and both times were PIG. This even applies to other competitors and Trials as well. If Geoff wins a HORSE episode, expect there to be thousands of comments expressing shock.
- Averted as of late. Geoff has gotten been doing a lot better in the Lets Plays. While he still doesn't compete all the time, he has won the Tower twice in the past few months which is more than he has one in over a year He has also come close to winning a couple of Minecraft Lets Plays, most notably, King Ray which he only lost due to an Honor Before Reason moment. He has also started to do better in a lot more games, including the Sochi Olympics which he took 3rd in. He even managed to sweep Jack in an episode of HUNT, which is something he was never able to accomplish in HORSE.
- Played straight in VS, where Geoff easily trails the rest of the guys in win-loss percentages. Even Lindsay, who joined VS a year into its run, has overtaken him in victories.
- Catch Phrase: "...as dicks." This is both good and bad. There is no rhyme or reason. There is only dicks. For instance, he has used both "fun as dicks" and "boring as dicks" in the same video.
- "WHAT HAPPENED?! WHAT HAPPENED?!" Usually when things don't go his way.
- "OH GEOFF!" when he screws up.
- Chaotic Neutral: Normally when he plays games where you target specific people, he ends up killing everyone in sight, regardless of whether they're his target or not. This is best illustrated in Trouble In Terrorist Town when he even kills the two other traitors for no reason, and on The Ship where his constant killing of either the other Achievement Hunters or random passengers result in him being far in the negatives in money. In the latter example he actually said "I'll kill anyone, I don't give a fuck!"
- Comedic Sociopathy: When asked if he ever regrets his moments of Super Dickery or Comedic Sociopathy, he says "I don't think honesty is a good way to answer it."
- Commonality Connection:
- Crazy-Prepared: He registered the YouTube channel "Let's Play" back in 2006, seven years before he started to use it.
- Cut A Slice Eat The Rest: One RT Short titled "Cooking With Geoff" had Geoff teach viewers how to make cornbread that would get them drunk. After putting the cornbread in the pan, he instructs to pour a tiny bit of whiskey into a measuring cup... then promptly starts drinking from the bottle itself.
- Death Glare: It's heavily implied he flashed such a look when Gavin forgot to record the first ten minutes of "Let's Play Trials Evolution - DLC".
- Did Not Think This Through: It's obvious that, by episode 12 of "GO!", that his idea of a pizza party for everyone who reaches five wins is going to be a painful one - for his wallet.
- Disproportionate Retribution:
- Assaulting Gavin for killing him in Minecraft, even if he is a troll overall.
- Also taunted teachers with the knowledge that he knew of the "Anarchist's Cookbook", by reciting a recipe as to how to make napalm. Thankfully he has grown out of this.
- Punched Gavin in the stomach for winning the Tower of Pimps... completely legitimately, too.
- Do Not Try This at Home: See Too Dumb to Live. Also gave a comment of the same sort about his bet that he could earn 10,000 gamerscore in one week, as he was exhausted and wanted nothing but some fresh air.
- Dull Surprise: During some episodes of the Weekly Update, his portions can consist of mostly staring slackly and saying "Uuuuuhhhh..." into the camera. Inverted in episode 93 of Let's Play Minecraft. Geoff reacts relatively calmly when Ryan drops out of the sky then later pops up from the ground beneath him (in ham-handed attempts to steal from the store). It isn't until Ryan just walks up to the store as a customer that Geoff gets startled.
- Epic Fail:
- He is unbelievably atrocious in Ultra Mini Golf Part 2. Cataloging his fuck ups would take up most of the page, but suffice to say, at the end of episode three, he is now 61 over par.
- In Armageddon Episode 2, he was just about to punch Michael's worm off a cliff, but jumped over him by mistake, fell off the cliff and hit a tree. In the same game, he brought up a bazooka that would launch a homing missile, but he shot himself.
- In "The Hidden", Geoff gets sliced by Jack, who's invisible, so Geoff's response is to run into wall and shoot blindly at the wall, when Jack was right behind him.
- At the very end of Worms Revolution, it was Geoff vs Michael each with one worm left. What does Geoff do on his turn? He manages to shoot himself with a missile and gives Michael the win.
- Let's Play Minecraft episode 4, Geoff gets a bucketload of wood for tools, so he uses it.... to make sticks. The guys, namely Gavin, Ray and Michael, make sure to keep him from living it down.
Geoff: "Where did I...? What happened to my wood? Oh, I made a billion sticks. Fuckin'... This is my idea! How did I fuck that up?"
Gavin: "It's like you've blown your own mind with how stupid you were."
Ray: "Dude, I got sixteen sticks!"
Geoff: "How did I - how did I lo-"
Michael: "Are you serious? You still can't grasp this? You can watch the video."
Ray: "I can't wait to see the sixteen sticks in his inventory and he's like What the fuck?!"
- In Ender Pearl Race, he was the first to mine the Tower of Pimps. As he looked up, he accidentally fell into the water, threw an ender pearl at a ramp.... and teleported in lava.
Michael: Well, there goes the Tower!
- In the "Things to Do in Grand Theft Auto V - Skee Ball", he's the only one who doesn't get any points, and he's the guy who made it!
- Fat and Skinny: With Jack in Achievement Hunter, though downplayed as Jack's weight has gone down and Geoff isn't really that skinny.
- The fat to Caleb's skinny, relatively speaking.
- Genre Savvy: During Let's Play Minecraft episode 25, the guys were following Gavin's instructions to meet up with him. He was mining two blocks behind Jack, in case Jack fell to his death. He was right.
- In Let's Play Minecraft episode 30, Gavin tries to get Geoff to "walk to the back wall". Geoff's response is a blunt "No". When Gavin asks why, Geoff says "'Cause I'm not a fucking moron."
- The GM Is A Cheating Bastard: Rare non role playing version. His role in episodes 15 to 17 of Let's Play Minecraft basically involved him setting himself up with as unfair an advantage as possible, loading himself with lava buckets and arrows galore, as well as putting himself in a miniature floating continent.
- Less so than it may seem, actually. It should be stated that Gavin, Jack, Ray, and Michael had several opportunities to win that would have ended in at least taking the tower away from Geoff (Geoff accidentally falling off his tower; finding the mark for a hidden supply of diamond tools; Gavin suiting up and hiding to kill Geoff at the last second; etc.). They just couldn't follow through.
- Actually the game was heavily tipped in Geoff's favor. The hidden supply of tools was not hidden right behind the out of place cobblestone. It was hidden three blocks over to the right behind a seeminly normal block of dirt. Gavin would not have been able to kill Geoff as well because all he had was an iron sword and Geoff had all diamond. Lastly, Geoff's fall from the tower was completely unplanned which meant that the game was intentionally rigged.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Whenever his young daughter's part of a video, he avoids profanity totally and sometimes resorts to this when he would normally curse.
- Griefer: Watch him play New Super Mario Bros. U and place blocks in everyone's way while laughing manically.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: To Jack or Gus, depending on the video. In the "Headlight Fluid" Animated Adventure, he and Gus are jokingly labeled "Best Couple". With Jack their relationship goes more in a Vitriolic Best Buds route, with Geoff joking that the stress from HORSE has caused them to "sleep in separate beds now".
- Also with Gavin since Gavin lives at his house, helps him plan most of the minecraft builds and if Geoff does co-op videos with one other person, it's always with Gavin.
- Hidden Depths
- Geoff has sometimes shown himself to be a huge comic book fan, as shown during their X-Men Arcade playthrough, in which he references several well known Wolverine plots and makes the odd Shout-Out to his various Pre Ass Kicking One Liners.
- He's also well-read in classic literature. Between Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen and Disney's Frozen, Geoff has expressed a strong preference for the former. He also immediately knew that Henry David Thoreau was the author of Walden in a Wheel of Fortune Let's Play.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the Ender Pearl Race, the lava pool he falls into twice? The "Hop 'Til You Drop" obstacle course he made. Also counts as a Chekhov's Gun and Chekhov's Boomerang.
- He does it again in VS. Episode 58, not only getting the block and counter buttons reversed while playing Dead or Alive 5, but choosing a character whose combat style is way off the norm.
- Hypocritical Humor: He has a go at Jack for having a beard that's too long, but at one time Geoff had a beard of his own that wasn't exactly the tidiest. Thankfully, he shaved it off and went for a mustache.
- The Hyena: Thanks to Fails of the Weak. Has led to his laugh being called a cure for all things horrible.
- It Amused Me: After Gavin and Michael find him, Geoff decides to barricade his hideout with TNT, laughing his ass off as: Gavin burns himself upon igniting the TNT; Ray freaks out at Geoff's decision; and Ray gets killed as the TNT explodes. He's laughing so hard that it allows Michael to kill him not too long after. His reason for it was "entertainment".
- Laughing Mad: During Halo: Reach Fails of the Weak, he spends at least three quarters of the time laughing his ass off, and the other quarter expressing disbelief at what just happened. See It Amused Me as well.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In Let's Play Minecraft episode 17, after winning the Tower of Pimps and taking it from Ray, he (naturally) bragged about it. Ray won it back in episodes 19 and 20.
- In Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, after indirectly killing Ray and losing the round for shits and giggles, Geoff gets major lag issues after he respawns, delaying him from watching the rest of the game until the very end.
- After taking the Tower of Pimps from Gavin and taunting everybody by sneezing into it (it was cleaned, don't worry), Ray wins in the subsequent episode and takes the Tower from Geoff again.
- In Let's Play Grand Theft Auto IV Races, he gives up the third race and decides to be a troll, ramming Gavin and causing him to lose first place. Later on, he rams Ray, causing him to lose third place. Ray responds by shooting at Geoff as he comes back around, nailing him perfectly and killing him.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Hard-swearing, maybe, but he's still a quite nice guy offscreen.
- Nobody Poops: Averted. A large number of videos feature Geoff talking about how he has to use the bathroom.
- Papa Wolf: Extends to being completely unable to deal with little girls in sad or upsetting situations. Watch him freak out at the Dead Island trailer.
- Potty Failure: Over the course of a year, he shit his pants twice. And another time, Gavin, trying, and failing miserably, to play a baseball game with him got him so close to it that he thought he did and had to leave right before the end to check.
- Though Gavin beat his record, as discussed in Let's Play Titanfall part. He beat Geoff's record three times over over the course of 24 hours.
- Porn Stache: At times, he shaves his beard and lets a mustache grow out instead, bordering on this at its longest.
- Retired Badass: Of all the staff members, he actually served in the military. And he's still a pretty good shot.
- Running Gag: Geoff has quite a bit of trouble getting the others to shut up and pay attention to the the rules at the start of each Minecraft episode, the point where he frequently gives the reigns over to a co-GM or jokingly threatens to fire people.
- He also seems to chronically have trouble finding coal compared to the others and will express irritation when someone inevitably brags how much they have in excess.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Geoff utterly freaks out during the Survivors Beta 3 Let's Play.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Normally, but he goes out of his way to defy this trope when he's with his daughter, as some viewers pointed out during some of their father-daughter Achievement Hunter commentary.
- Sore Loser: In Minecraft, he has a tendency to get annoyed if he gets undermined. Case in point, episode 23 when he punches Gavin in the gut for winning.
- After Ray once again takes the Tower of Pimps back from Geoff, he slaps around Ray's toys in protest.
- Completely averted in Black Ops 2 Part 2. Geoff even says he is cheering for Ray(despite the fact that Ray is an enemy) and when Ray does it, Geoff is one of the first to congratulate him.
- Geoff has really been averting this as of late. There were several times that he came extremely close to winning and he has not become upset that he lost. Take King Ray, for example, where he ultimately screws himself out of a win by honoring his earlier deal with Michael and telling him that he found diamond, even though Michael can easily kill him. Despite the fact that he came so close to winning the Tower for the first time in months, he did not seem upset at all that he lost and even said that he had no regrets.
- Stationary Boss: Let's Play Minecraft episodes 15 - 17 have him hiding in a Sky Fortress, protecting the Tower of Pimps. He pours lava all over the fortress and fires arrows to keep Gavin, Ray and Michael away.
- Subverted; he actually fell off the fortress, allowing Ray to take the tower, so he was forced to fight on foot. It succeeded.
- Stealth Expert: Calls himself one. Can't live up to it, though.
- Tempting Fate: "Aw, fuck. Where am I gonna land?" Turned out to be lava.
- The Stoic: Weirdly enough, he has started to fall into this when Gavin burns something down; this is possibly a sign he's become fed up with it or just gotten used to it.
- Subverted. He still freaks out when his shit gets lit on fire without warning, like the library in Let's Play Minecraft episode 26.
- Third-Person Person: Occasionally, but usually in Minecraft, such as when he says, "Things are not going well for Geoff."
: "It's possible that Geoff forgot what he had already done and put two [towers of glass
Geoff: "Nah, nah, Geoff had a lot of resources."
- Too Dumb to Live: A variation during military school that the Darwin Awards would dub "survivor at risk". He tried huffing gas when he was told to siphon gas out of several lawnmowers, with the result that he went to hospital.
- In episode 29 of Let's Play Minecraft, he deliberately barricades the front of their cave with TNT... which Gavin promptly sets on fire and detonates, with the result that Ray dies and he gets beaten to death by Michael while laughing.
- Tranquil Fury: Double Subverted in episode 9 of Let's Play Minecraft; when Gavin kills him and steals his six gold blocks, Geoff starts beating him up in real life - and not just tackling him to the ground; actually punching him to the point where it can be heard over the microphone. After this, while still very pissed off, Geoff rarely says a word until after he wins the round.
- Troll: Trust us. He has his moments.
- During Let's Play Minecraft episode 29, Ray tries to ride a mine-cart to the arena. Geoff deliberately gets in his way several times over, forcing Ray's cart back repeatedly. Later in the same episode, he puts a load of TNT in front of Ray when they're cornered by Gavin, which gets him killed.
- Let's Play Minecraft episode 30. When Jack kills a Spider, Geoff comes over to steal an experience point that Jack would've gotten instead.
- As the Game Master in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37, he was the camera man, so he could fly around the map. He used it to scare Jack.
- As the Game Master again in episode 41, he uses sprint to get to an area. When he happened to use sprint on the air in front of Gavin, the latter understandably didn't like the Jump Scare.
- Geoff was given the gamepad for the New Super Mario Bros. U Let's Play. He immediately used his block-spawning powers to actively hinder the team for the entire game. All while insisting that he's "just trying to help."
- In Let's Play Minecraft episode 47, he turned on invisibility and spent half the game haunting the players, spawning gravel, flint and chickens behind Jack, Ray and Michael.
- In GTA IV Races, during the last couple races, Geoff quickly abandons the race and rams into the other players instead.
- Similarly, in "Let's Play Forza 4: Car Soccer", Geoff starts off as the only player with a Hummer. As such, he simply rams into the Lads' players, destroying their cars and allowing the Gents to win.
- Let's Play Minecraft episode 99, full stop. Not only did he turn invisible and haunt Gavin and Michael by placing insulting signs behind them, but he became very accustomed to the "Teleport to Me" option...
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gus, which carries over to why they play Those Two Guys in Red vs. Blue.
- Also with Gavin. For all the crap that the two put each other through, Geoff has likened their relationship to having a younger brother or an older kid.
- Wham Line: He drops a massive one in Let's Play Minecraft episode 37.
Gavin: (after stacking the tower) "One, two, three, four! Suck my nut!"
Geoff: "Gavin wins it for Ray by erecting the Tower on Ray's place!"
Ray: "YES! YES!!"
Michael: "You FUCKING idiot!"
Gustavo "Gus" Sorola
Gustavo Raul "Gus" Sorola
One Gus to rule them all...
The resident computer and technology whiz and the voice of Simmons for Red vs. Blue
. The butt of many jokes.
Joel Pearce Heyman
An actor that used to act in Hollywood before joining the team, he and Matt went to college together and as a result have known each other for some time. You'd know him best as Caboose
from Red vs. Blue
or an exaggerated version of himself
in the shorts.
- Adorkable: A Cloud Cuckoolander who loves Minecraft and has a large variety of bizarre anecdotes. How can you not love it?
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Giving out Jack's phone number at RTX 2013 might be a good example, and it was quite obvious Joel had drank a bit by that point. It turns out the prank may have been prepared, as Joel switched his sim card so as not to give his REAL number out, but he still chose to do it under the influence.
- Amusing Injuries: Often in the shorts.
- Butt Monkey: Moreso on the podcast than in other times.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He sometimes plays this up for laughs, but other times he says (and does) the weirdest stuff with no warning. Case in point, "If we were people..."
- A good example of this is when he joins the Achievement Hunter team in Let's Play Minecraft for an episode; the rest of the guys spend their time trying to get the "On A Rail" achievement, while Joel walks far away from the others and starts doing stuff on his own, refusing to tell the others where he is. Whenever the screen cuts to him, he's always doing something completely different, from mining to stacking blocks underneath himself to get up into the sky.
Joel: (referring to a floating dirt block) "I wanna get to that block."
Michael: "The block owes him money."
- Conspiracy Theorist: Played for Laughs. He jokingly owes a problem that the podcast LP team have to "scheming Republican kittens". Burnie has said that if one of Joel's more serious theories turns out to be true and Joel declares "I was right", Burnie plans to say "yes, but you did not say this would happen", just to kill his mood.
- Deadpan Snarker: When he cameos in the Achievement Hunter series Fails of the Weak, he has his moments of this.
Jack: "Something's wrong with this Wraith, Joel. Can you tell what it is?"
Joel: "Uh, it's on fire."note
- He also is apparently like this in real life; on the Rooster Teeth podcast, it's stated that when his UPS started beeping and Burnie went over to help out, Joel replied that he didn't want help, he wanted this to last as long as possible.
- His commentary for the Gauntlet often extends into this, as best shown by Left 4 Dead 2.
- Disproportionate Retribution: His punishment to Gavin for insulting his Halo 2 gametype was to flip Gavin off his chair, then stack that chair and another one on top of him.
- At RTX 2013, Joel really wanted to sign his name onto the 15ft tall Tower of Pimps replica that Jack had lovingly made. Jack adamantly refused, not wishing for Joel to deface his work for the sake of a Running Gag. In retaliation, a drunk Joel gave out Jack's real phone number during a live podcast (to an audience of 400+) which was also being livestreamed online (to an audience of 4000+). It took a mere ten minutes for Jack's phone to blow up under the sheer volume of text messages and voicemails. And the cherry on the cake? It was all a prank: Joel secretly switched Jack's SIM card for a fake one (with a new number) and gave that one out.
- Dissonant Serenity: He's incredibly calm about that Far Cry video of him running people over with a boat.
- Genius Ditz: He may be strange, but he's actually pretty well read about economics.
- Genre Savvy/Properly Paranoid: During Achievement Hunter's Let's Play Minecraft, he refused to give away his position for fear of Gavin's destructive Trolling methods, and makes every effort to shut up whenever Burnie begins questioning him on the podcast.
- Hidden Depths: Unless you follow his twitter, you'd be surprised that he's so focused on economics.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: His character in the shorts is sometimes stupid, snarky, and often very amoral. In real life, he's smart and very friendly, like your average person.
- Mr. Fanservice: In the shorts he'd often get a scene where he wouldn't be wearing a shirt.
- Never My Fault: His videos with Adam have him like this for comedic purposes. Whenever something bad happens he will constantly blame Adam, even if Adam had nothing to do with it.
- Older Than They Look: He's actually in his early forties, though you wouldn't be blamed for saying he looks like he's in his early thirties.
- Self-Deprecation: He's not very positive towards himself.
- Sophisticated as Hell: While he doesn't exactly swear a lot, he does sometimes do this and randomly throw a swearword in, often while discussing economics.
- Squee: His reaction to meeting Chandler Riggs was this in spades, to the point that they made a Minecraft video together.
- Troll: He'll occasionally come into the Achievement Hunter office just to mess with them while they're filming.
- In The Gauntlet, he pops up randomly during an episode introduction to distract Ali, the host.
- In the livestreamed RTX 2013 podcast, he gave Jack's phone number out. It got bombarded with so many voicemails and text messages that it went dead. It was all a prank: Joel had secretly switched out the SIM card in Jack's phone and gave out the fake number.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: A self-inflicted and very literal version. He and his brother dumped a python in a pool, only to be traumatised when it pooped in the pool.
- He also has a slightly more justifiable one with panthers, and while the fear isn't exactly crippling you'd have to be a stone-hearted bastard to not understand why.
The voice actor for Tucker and resident pervert of the RT. It's unknown how he met up with Burnie and the others, but he has been at the company since the beginning. Married in October 2012.
These guys are the Spotlight-Stealing Squad
who today make up the bulk of RT's content thanks to their Let's Play
videos. How much of a triple S, you ask? They made up for at least half
of the size of this page, which got to the point that this page ended up on our list of Overly Long Pages
. Thus, they now have a character page of their own.
It should be noted that their leader is Geoff Ramsey (in case you haven't looked at his folder), who is staying on this page due to him being part of the Original Six above. Another frequent collaborator with this group, Kerry Shawcross, can be found in the "Other Staff Members" folder below. One of the main members, Gavin Free, became so Troperiffic he got his own page
Other Staff Members
The voice of Tex in Red vs. Blue
and Glynda in RWBY
, also a producer on the latter. Tough and Texan.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Big time. This got to the point where, at RTX 2011, she would get asked by fans to punch them in the balls as Tex would and did not understand why. She did it eventually but was still a bit confused as to why.
- Team Mom: Considers herself the "office mom", and has said in a livestream that she treats Kerry like an adopted son. She actually does have a son, but you wouldn't know about it as she doesn't talk about him that much.
- Women Are Wiser: The staff regards her to be more level headed, same as in RvB.
A British student who got noticed after he designed some RT themed applications.
The Lead Machinima animator, the voice for Jaune Arc
, and a writer for Red vs. Blue
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: He actually confirmed that he has ADHD in a recent podcast, and has not been taking medication for it recently if he is to be believed.
- Badass: He's a decent Halo player and Sonic player, as The Gauntlet has shown. In Episode 4 of The Gauntlet, Miles manages to complete his Sonic game in the fastest time out of everyone, beating Ryan of all people, as well as Greg Miller from IGN who's also a Sonic pro.
- Badass Beard: When he grows his beard out.
- Butt Monkey: In The Gauntlet, he gets forced to wear a suit of MJOLNIR armour... which would be awesome if anybody else had also been forced to, meaning he is sarcastically called an attention seeker.
- Deadpan Snarker: For all his crazy antics he does have a good deadpan sense of humour.
- Friend to All Living Things: Just watch how upset he gets when Barbara murders the cricket he had been freaking her out with. Although this may be because she killed it under his desk. He also likes Joe the Cat and Rebel the dog.
- Fun Personified: Even more so on caffeine.
- Groin Attack: Once had Joe the Cat thrown onto his crotch. Watch here, at 8:20.
- Large Ham: From time to time.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Miles spends his time before playing Sonic talking and lolling around. Cue the game starting and he gets serious, promptly kicks seven shades of blue out of both Gavin and Justine, the latter of whom started before he did, and gets a few good lines of trash talk in.
- Marshmallow Hell: Was a victim of this in a strip club. It got really, really, weird.
- Perma Stubble: Seems to be his favored look.
- Trash Talk: When iJustine asks "who plays this crap?", his response is "I do! Suck my balls!"
- Troll: Towards Brandon. The only reason that he voted to keep Joe in the office was to annoy Brandon.
A later employee who joined around the same time as Jack, he's yet another butt of many jokes.
- Butt Monkey: He frequently gets insulted on the podcast, and when he got a role in Red Vs Blue it was that of an Iron Buttmonkey.
- Genius Ditz: When they tried to get him to fail at science questions in the way that Ben failed at America questions, it backfired horribly and he proved himself rather knowledgeable.
- Genre Blind: Talking about politics on the podcast is generally not seen as a good thing to talk about, as it causes people who are otherwise good friends to get into big arguments. Brandon fails to see why on several occasions.
- The Klutz: He's reportedly a bit clumsy, if some of the RTAA episodes with him are to be believed.
- The Load: During the Podcast playthrough of Payday 2, none of the group are exactly good but Brandon is downed the most which forces them to keep reviving him.
- One Steve Limit: Invoked by Burnie in the shorts, albeit on very ridiculous grounds.
A new-ish employee whose official job is unknown, although he is the creator of Nature Town
the guy with the strangest thought process at Rooster Teeth.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: During A Simple Walk into Mordor, Chris wastes time trying to scare some sheep and cows away without needing to.
- Blind Without 'Em: Has pretty bad vision without his glasses or contacts.
- Butt Monkey: The source of many funny stories (at his expense) on the podcast.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He has shades of this, both in the shorts and real life. Just listen to him on podcast #216.
- A Day in the Limelight: He and Adam are the two "behind-the-scenes" employees that get equal prominence as the well-known ones in Ten Little Roosters.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Determinator: Throughout the entire of A Simple Walk Into Mordor, he and Kerry both found themselves set back by blisters, strained muscles and general exhaustion... and still kept going.
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Joe the Cat
The resident Team Pet
who Michael, Lindsay, Gavin and Miles are often seen hanging around with. Has a parody account on Twitter and two fan clubs on the website.
- Cats Are Mean: Or so Gus claims. Matt seems to not like him either.
- Cool Cat: For most of the cast.
- Cuteness Proximity: If he comes near anyone (except Gus or Matt), they will instantly stop what they're doing to at least pet him. Best seen on the podcast.
- Fat Cat: Seems a bit of an Informed Attribute, but he reportedly put on several pounds after he moved over to the building.
- Gentleman Snarker: Voiced as this in his appearance on the pets edition of RT Recap.
- High On Catnip: Played with. His reaction to a bag full of catnip was to tear a script and throw up. Burnie was not at all happy about the guys giving it to him, promptly calling Brandon a moron for doing so.
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: As reinforced by Burnie, his name is Joe the Cat, not Joe.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: As a cat, he has a tendency to run off, essentially forcing the others to find him every now and then.
- The Stoic: Played with. He seems to not mind being lifted up, and as shown on RT Podcast #185, you can even lift him up and swing him like a pendulum and he won't care- he'll just roll back into your lap and start joyfully meowing as you stroke his belly.
- Team Pet: Until Gus kicked him out.
A special effects expert who joined the team in time for Revelation
onwards. Animates most of the Freelancer segments and directs RWBY
- All Asians Know Martial Arts: Played for laughs when he appeared as a guest "martial arts instructor" in an episode of Immersion.
- Badass Armfold: His profile picture.
- Seems to be his trademark pose, as shown in The Gauntlet and other appearances.
- Cool Shades: Also on his profile picture.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Determinator: See forty seconds of that CGI sequence? That took him eight hours to do single-handedly, but he manages to keep doing it anyway.
- The Quiet One: Less so than Nathan, but still notably. This is particularly true on the podcast, where he will say about ten words at a time and let everyone else say the rest, laughing and saying little else.
- Rule of Cool: His life creed, basically. Worth noting that he has no formal education in animation, he just does things the way he likes and it turns out awesome anyways.
- The Smart Guy: He is an effects pro.
- Workaholic: This is a Zig-Zagged Trope. When working, he is like a machine, but when he isn't he will fall asleep in his chair.
The community manager of Rooster Teeth and voice for Yang Xiao Long
. Much like Gavin, she's an ascended fan that volunteered on numerous fan events and was eventually formally hired.
- Adorkable: If you hear her accounts of meeting Burnie for the first time, they're very sweet in a shy way.
- Canada, Eh?: She's originally from Canada. Usually downplayed, though she complains more about the Austin heat than the others and has a great affinity for Tim Horton's coffee. It becomes a joke in one of their Vine videos.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: After the 2013 Horse Tournament, she seems to be this way as a gamer, as she proves to be a decent Sonic player.
- Epic Fail: She is not very good at Halo. Lampshaded when Gavin beat her in the Horse Tournament and Burnie and Joel just scoff, commenting "it's not hard".
- Took a Level in Badass: For the 2013 tournament, she did some practice to try and not do as badly. She again gets eliminated in her first match, but to be fair that time she was up against Ray, and she managed to win three rounds and briefly overtake Ray. Considering Ray is quite possibly the best gamer out of everybody in the entire office, this is particularly impressive and Ray congratulates her for doing as well as she did. She also plays as part of the RT Team for The Gauntlet in Season 2, and their team comes second in the first game.
- Ms. Fanservice: Sometimes, most notably in the "Siri Horror Movie" short, though she has occasionally shown contempt for people who think she exists just for this reason. Just watch her Animated Adventure episode to see how.
- There is a Vine video that was recorded which has Gavin and Burnie's X-ray glasses work, leaving a brief shot of her in a bra. Cue jokes on Youtube about how most guys (and a few girls) paused the video at that moment.
- One of the Boys: While more girly than Lindsey, Barbara is very unladylike, especially with her taste in humour. Because of this, she had some issue with some of the older female friends and colleagues of Rooster Teeth who called her out for making thee jokes, even though the boys made similar, and even identical, jokes that she was making.
- Phrase Catcher: "Goddammit, Barb!" or just "Goddammit!" in response to yet another bad pun. It even got made into a T-shirt!
- Platonic Life Partners: With Gavin. Neither of them are interested in dating and are just good friends.
- Pungeon Master: She can find a pun for everything.
- Troll: She runs around and waxes Gavin's arms on a semi-regular basis, much to his pain.
One of the animators, motion capture proponents and a writer for RWBY
. Also known as "Dragonface", he often joins in with the other Achievement Hunters in their Let's Plays.
- Butt Monkey: Gets treated like dirt by the Achievement Hunters when he plays with them, mostly when Gavin is not there to chew on. Case in point, see Shaggy Dog Story below.
- Deadpan Snarker: While he barely says much, he falls into this when he talks.
- Determinator: Throughout the entire of A Simple Walk Into Mordor, he and Chris both found themselves set back by blisters, strained muscles and general exhaustion... and still kept going.
- The Minotaur: To Mad King Ryan, nickname aside.
- One-Winged Angel: Takes the form of an anthropomorphic Edgar to slaughter the AH crew during Mad King Ryan.
- Shaggy Dog Story: The infamous Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V episode "Enter the Dragonface" was apparently this: The AH Crew put him through a humiliating initiation tests, which would be more typical if happened to Gavin, putting him though some of the stuff they did for Let's Plays and Things to Do in GTA, bring him into the Fake AH Crew group after succeeding... then apparently kicking him out a few weeks later.
- Sixth Ranger: Has appeared in a few Achievement Hunter Let's Plays, often filling in for somebody who isn't present. That said, he will occasionally join when the whole team is present. He's filled in for Ryan in episode 74 of Let's Play Minecraft, owing to Ryan being on paternity leave- specifically, his wife was giving birth there and then during the original filming. Today, it's really gotten to the point he's pretty much taken up Caleb's spot as a cast member for the AH crew.
- Really cranked up in Ryan's second reign as king, where Kerry acts as the Mad King's assistant, receives a house in Achievement City (a room under Michael's house), and is the True Final Boss of the Let's Play.
- He's become a semi-regular in Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V despite his removal from the Fake AH Crew.
- The Quiet One: To the point where a joke on the podcast is that Kerry has said one word: "president". He talks on the Internet Box a little more, but apart from that he's relatively quiet.
- He is becoming less of this in Let's Play GTA V.
- Those Two Guys: With Chris.
- True Final Boss: Of Mad King Ryan II.
The animator of Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures
. Worked in LA part time until December 2012, when he moved to Austin full time.
The former Rooster Teeth office manager and receptionist and current RT Podcast director, who voices Weiss Schnee
- Affectionate Nickname: "Dave", as Gavin and Jack sometimes call her. It apparently started because Gavin can't pronounce "Kara" the way that Americans do at least.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Gus considers her to behave much like this to him.
- Butt Monkey: Often on the receiving end of pranks whenever the staff gets bored.
- Demonization: She's actually pleasant, but the rest of the staff likes to describe her as a monster that turns everyone away from the Rooster Teeth building and knocks ice cream out of people's hands.
- Genki Girl: She can be quite energetic and pleasant when not on the job, as seen from a few stories on the podcast.
A graphics expert.
Adam "Grufftech" Baird
Adam "Gilby" Ellis
Tech Support guy.
Juan Jose "JJ" Castillo (a.k.a. Jose Jones)
A video editor who formerly worked for Achievement Hunter. He officially left AH on January 21, 2014, but still works for Rooster Teeth in producing live-action content. He is currently the host of Screen Play and also voices Mercury Black on RWBY
Former intern turned full-time employee in December 2013. Audio operator for The Rooster Teeth Podcast
- Fanservice: Appeared naked in the RT Short "Amazon Delivery Drone". Played a character which wore nothing but a harness and shorts in "The iBlade Trilogy" RT Shorts.
- Troll: Was the mastermind of the "Färt Hoofer" prank.
Head of Rooster Teeth's news network The Know
and frequent contributor to The Patch
- Sarcasm Mode: "We're all really proud of you, Ryan." Said when he failed utterly in Mario Kart 8.
Presenter for The Know
and cosplayer/model. Currently dating Gavin Free.
- Character Tics: At the end of each Know video she waves and says "Heart you!"
A recently-hired graphic designer; he's the man behind most of the T-shirt designs and more recently, the RWBY Glamour poster. Also the host of On The Spot
The former artist of the comics, he worked with them for three years after his work was discovered by the staff. He did eventually stop working after Griffon left and he had to move elsewhere.
Geoff's wife who worked on Immersion
and RT Shorts
A former intern at Rooster Teeth. After his internship was over, he spends most of his time hanging out with some other Rooster Teeth members on the Internet Box podcast
- Butt Monkey: His job consisted of fetching everyone coffee and doing dumb things (like jumping over his own leg) for the amusement of the regular staff.
- Canada, Eh?: From Canada.
- One Steve Limit: He's frequently confused with Michael Jones, since the name "Mike" is short for "Michael."
Another visual effects person and editor, Nathan is described as being both crazily tall and extremely quiet. Left the company in 2012 to pursue a career making films.
The pink-haired hostess hired under contract for The Gauntlet
Frequent and notable collaborators
A voice actor who you'd know best as the voice of Washington (or Riddler from DC Universe Online
) who also does temporary work every now and then.
A voice actor and graphic designer, best recognised as the Counsellor from Red Vs Blue.
The creator of Arby 'n' the Chief
and One Life Remaining
, Jon decided he would like to meet up with the members of Rooster Teeth (partly to prove there is no rivalry between them and him, and partly for creativity reasons). He has previously collaborated with Luke.
The voice of Donut. Dan can, to all extents and purposes, be considered an honorary member of Rooster Teeth. The reason he doesn't work there full-time is because he has a day job. Nevertheless, he's been there for years.
One of Kerry and Chris' friends in New Zealand, becoming the Guest Star Party Member
for A Simple Walk Into Mordor
- Deadpan Snarker: To balance out Chris' more crazy tendencies.
- Promoted Fanboy: He's actually an RT Fan, and got to befriend Kerry and Chris and guest star with them.
Gavin's partner in crime for The Slow Mo Guys
, which has earned him the status of honourary part-timer. Has worked with the crew for certain UK-based conventions. Member of the British Army.
- Adorkable: When he's not doing the Slow Mo Guys, he's much more nervous.
- Badass: He's actually in the army, though his role hasn't been specified. He's pretty good with air pistols and paintball guns, as shown by Slow Mo Guys, and also explains how a grenade works in one episode.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Bookworm: More badass than Gavin (though much less bookworm, if Burnie is to be believed)
- Badass Labcoat: For the Slow Mo Guys, though as recent videos have shown he's wrecked one of its sleeves, covered it in paint and shredded it.
- Submissive Badass: Does whatever Gavin tells him to do, even though he's way tougher than Gavin. Michael assumes that if they knew each other as kids, Gavin would be that one small kid in the schoolyard that got away with mouthing off to everyone because he had a big friend protecting him.
- Brains and Brawn: The Brawn of the Slow Mo Guys, as he's the military technician who does the firearms and explosives work and probably throws a much meaner right-hook than Gavin can. Ray even wonders if Gavin fended off bullies by threatening to have Dan fight them. Though one has to wonder what he's done to make Burnie declare that even Gavin looks bright compared to him...
- Took a Level in Badass: He apparently went from weak and nerdy to well-built, tanned and a little less nerdy, owing to his travels in South America.
- Butt Monkey: If he were an actual member of Rooster Teeth, he'd probably get this worse than Gavin.
- Deadpan Snarker
- The Ditz: If Gavin is to be believed, even Dan is a bit slow compared to him. Case in point: he can't seem to order food at restaurants without screwing something up.
- Ditzy Genius: He does has specialized knowledge in most things military-related, which comes in handy for the Slow Mo Guys.
- Made of Iron: He takes most of the punishment that is dished out.
- Mr. Fanservice: Ray takes this Up to Eleven.
- Phrase Catcher: Whenever he's mentioned, the fans always comment "(Hash tag) Dan the Man".
- The Pig Pen: Gavin complains that no matter what the Slow Mo Guys video was about, Dan's lab coat will be absolutely filthy by the end of it. Sometimes it's justified and other times he has no idea how it got that dirty.
A barista/voice actress/vlogger who voices Blake Belladonna on RWBY
and Dr. Emily Gray on Red vs. Blue
. Currently Miles Luna's girlfriend.