Characters: The Spoony Experiment
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The Spoony One
- Anything That Moves: You have to feel sorry for his "guests" on Spooning With Spoony.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Mentions in the FFXIII review that he is very easily distracted by random details.
- Ax-Crazy: Has supposedly killed 7 women because the voices in his head told him to.
- Back from the Dead: About three times now, leading to Linkara joking that he's a Time Lord.
- Berserk Button:
- From SWAT 4: "You're in my spot, sir" is bound to send him into a frothing rage each time.
- Every Highlander sequel.
- When TNA devotes its program to talking instead of wrestling, expect Spoony to flip out.
- Boisterous Bruiser: In the Anniversary Brawl ("Roots, shmoots, baby, we are here to RUMBLE!") and Paw's "Top 9 Moments in Gaming" video ("I WILL PUNCH YOU IN THE SOUL!")
- Break the Haughty: A series of unfortunate events in 2011 lead to one.
- Caustic Critic
- Comical Overreacting: Happens not too often, just when it would have maximum impact.
- Cool Shades: They are an awesome pair.
- Cuteness Proximity: Gets a minor case of this when he sees a little girl at PAX East at the Pokémon Online table jumping up and down excitedly, while saying that even though he's outgrown Pokemon someone else is certainly excited about it. D'aww.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Depraved Bisexual: A list of the people Spoony has "spooned": The Nostalgia Chick, That Chick With the Goggles, Benzaie, The Nostalgia Critic, Angry Joe, Bennet the Sage and Lord Kat (As punishment for losing a game of Robot Unicorn Attack against 8-Bit Mickey).
- In the beginning of the Donation Drive; Critic, Sage and Joe are repeats, while Paw, The Cinema Snob, The Other Guy, Ed Glaser, the Last Angry Geek, and article writer Matt Briner are first-timers. Karma finally bites as his ass as they gang up on him for some retribution.
- Despair Event Horizon:
- Pumpkinhead was the game that pushed beyond the brink of no return. Also, expect him to cross this every time he watches TNA.
- In particular his 2-9-11 episode of Impact starting when he calls out the Kurt Angle/ Jarett divorce angle (In particular, dragging Angle's children into doing promos for it), which wasn't helped by it immediately following the brain damaged Eric Young wasting everybody's time. Then his responce to the Jeff Jarret Ken Anderson promo.
- Hit this in his v-log on the reboot of X-COM when the press release at E3 describes the RPG elements as "just like Final Fantasy Tactics". He seems genuinely shocked and angered by the fact the makers consider it comparable to Tactics, simply because they threw in a few strategic elements by making the game a squad-based shooter.
- The Guardian very nearly pushes him to one, using his reviews of the Ultima series as a morale breaking event to goad him into destroying the earth and joining him.
- Determinator: Spoony comments that surviving through E3 with his condition probably had a lot to do with just sheer willpower.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?:
"I mean it's just ridiculous. It's the same thing as blaming violence on video games. I mean, when I kill people, it's purely for sexual reasons... WAIT!"- * video cuts off*
"I mean, I kill people, because it's the only way I can get an erection... WAIT!-" * video cuts off*
- Distracted by the Sexy:
- In Final Fantasy X review part 1:
- Spoony is very distracted by the rather prominent breasts of one character in Beastmaster 2.
- From Howling 2:
Spoony: The sex scene in this movie is metaphorical of showing Sybil Danning's jugs. Okay, so that's probably not a metaphor, but for some reason, I just completely lost focus and... forgot what a metaphor even is.
- Driven to Madness:
- Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge eventually pushes Spoony into AVGN levels of uncontrollable, spluttering, inarticulate rage.
If a demon ever wanted to take revenge on this world, he couldn't ask for a better way than this - because this
isn't a game... it's fucking punishment!
It's the most accurate simulation of a burning eternity in Hell ever made! And you know what? There's a good side! There's a good side!
You see this? The people who made this game actually had the balls
to put their names in the back of the fucking instruction book - and I swear to God, if I ever find any one
of you assholes I WILL FUCKING KILL YOU! I WILL STAB YOU IN THE BRAIN!
And... Th.. This game is FUCKING UNHOLY
it's so bad! GODDAMN
- As far into insanity as Pumpkinhead takes him, it's nothing compared to the laughter-bordering-on-tears he displays in his vlog on the WWE 2009 Slammies.
Spoony: John Cena and Randy Orton, or as I prefer to call it, AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a snarky bastard, but even he thought Officer Walken in Terror T.R.A.X. was being a bitch by making snippy comments regarding a woman who just had her eyes ripped out.
- And again in his "Wrestle! Wrestle!" vlog for August 6, 2010, where he expresses absolute disgust at WWE for spending half the show on what is essentially laughing at a woman for being ugly.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Spoony is very obviously gay for narrator Drew Skye of Deadliest Warrior.
- He also relents that even he thinks the actor who stars in The Beast Master isn't too bad to look at.
- Fan Hater: Although it's just part of the Spoony persona.
- "Final Fantasy VIII sucks and you suck for liking it!". Eventually revoked.
- " I don't necessarily hate Final Fantasy VII. I just hate the people who like it."
- His Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review is even more venomous.
- He also shares quite a bit of venom for Joss Whedon worshippers.
- The Twilight movies.
- With Final Fantasy X, he goes as far as tell his viewers to hunt down and kill its fans.
- His Rebuttal to the Forum Roast is an example of this, although after he doles out the lashes, he quickly responds with warm thanks to his fans.
- In a Vlog on Wresting and Final Fantasy XIII, he basically says that anyone who liked Final Fantasy XIII was just fooling themselves, as there was no way that game was good.
- In his Top 11 Worst Films of 2010, he tells his fans that anyone who liked Tron: Legacy at all has too low standards and is easily amused. Which resulted in Brad Jones remarking that he loved the movie, for the very same reasons that made Spoony hate it.
- In his commentary for the FFX review, he makes it very clear that this is only a trait of his on-screen character, and in real life he feels nothing of the sort.
- Fetish: Spoony has a nurse one.
- Gag Nose: Occasionally mentions his "big dumb Jew nose".
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Miggity-miggity-miggity-miggity mackdaddy!
- Also of note is his written review of Turkish Star Wars. He becomes so perplexed by what he's watching, that his thought process in the review slips further and further into madness. As an end note, he then dares the readers to watch the film, which he provides a link to.
- His reaction to completing a hard part of the Dirty Harry videogame, only to find himself back at the start of the level.
Spoony': "I HAVE MY RIGHTS, I HAVE MY RIGHTS!!! IT WAS CALLAHAN, THE BIG ONE, HE DID THIS TO ME!!AAAAAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!"
- When Noah discuses the final Laguna flashback sequence in Final Fantasy VIII, he simply sets it up (Laguna is now an actor working on a sci-fi film, when suddenly a real dragon attacks the set), and then just proceeds to laugh uncontrollably.
- Upon receiving a second copy of VCR Golf, he realizes that the box is a different size and opens it... to discover a second version of the game from another company. He goes Laughing Mad.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Mostly observed during sessions of Spoony's Campaign, where he's quick with the banhammer against the live chat. Mostly he uses it against people who subscribe to the GIFT, as demonstrated when he started kicking people for suggesting violence or rape on Iron Liz just because they didn't like her puns.
- Heroic BSOD:
- For his April Fools' Day Episode, his dislike of Final Fantasy VIII catalyzes into a hate of the entire series so much so that it caused him to become Dr.Insano, even though he has admitted to actually liking the other games in the series.
- This is wrestling! WRESTLE!!
- Happens almost literally in his review of Highlander II: The Quickening. He experiences a Windows fatal error message when he sees the back of the box call it "the smartest sci-fi thriller since Blade Runner." He's also wearing a "Hero" shirt from the Game Heroes.
- It happened again during his review of Night Claws when his hero, Reb Brown, is killed anticlimactically by a neck snap.
- Heroic Neutral: Most of the fights Spoony gets into are solely because the villain du jour shows up in his house and starts harrassing him.
- I Call Him "Mr. Happy": "... Space Mountain is my penis."
- I Call It "Vera": "Spoondalf's" Flame of Arnor.
- Ill Boy: Apparently he used to be one.
- He still is. Just an adult version.
- Jerk Ass: The Spoony character. Let's see; he raped The Nostalgia Critic and Angry Joe, killed prostitutes because the voices in his head told him to, and declared that, if he ever came across the creators of Bloodwings, that he would stab them in the brain. Essentially, he is the very image of Jerkassery himself.
- Kick the Dog: As hilarious as it was, casually blackmailing The Nostalgia Critic with crossdressing pictures of him taken during his drugged-out rape was kinda harsh.
- Madness Mantra: "You have failed" from Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge.
- Recently, when words fail him, he utters this: Deep Wang.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Some of his jokes actually do cross the line. When not in "review mode," Spoony is much calmer and nicer; he explains in one commentary that no, he's not actually going to stab anyone in the brain. He also is on record as (sort-of) apologizing for that "Final Fantasy VIII sucks and you suck for liking it!" line by elaborating that since he's devoted so much time to it, and plays the "song you only listen to if you're a pussy" that he must be a pussy too.
- Mr. Fanservice: Just look at how long his Fetish Fuel page is!
- Orwellian Editor: Spoony tends to delete some unconstructive or offensive criticism from his forum and comments section.
- It got bad enough on Wrestle Wrestle videos, where Spoony introduced videos made by Sean Fausz and the Critical Marine that he deleted several comments, banned several people, and now neither Sean nor the Marine's videos allow you to post comments.
- The comments section of his Kickassia DVD promo has been locked as well.
- And, then when he linked to some magic cards someone made for him, and someone else pointed out an entire card deck made for him, well...that update had to go away.
- Papa Wolf: There are multiple examples of this trope.
- Perma Stubble: He's often unshaven in his videos. Whether or not he's clean-shaven is sometimes a coin-toss.
- Pet the Dog: At the beginning of his Final Fantasy X review, he said the soundtrack is "excellent", the cutscenes are "striking and memorable", and the battle system is "really, really damn good." Of course, he said all of this just before tearing X a new one.
- At the end of the special, after spending a good four or so hours berating the game, he provides a list of incredibly favorable reviews courtesy of multiple highly credible sources. Of course, whether it's this or an expression of extreme disbelief ŕ la Red Letter Media is up to you.
- He now has an actual dog to pet.
- Phrase Catcher: "You're in my spot sir." "OH FUCK YOU!". Apparently it's second nature, since he says it accidentally during his review of the live-action Tekken.
- Red Oni: In his E3 videos, concerning the new X-COM game. He is extremely unhappy with the remake and its accompanying risk of replacing his X-COM with the new one in the minds of most gamers. His counterpart? Angry Joe, of all people.
- Sanity Slippage: In his review of Mazes and Monsters, the mother's comment about not going to MIT to become a computer programmer leads Spoony to reflect this upon himself and question what he's been doing with his life for the past 10 years while reviewing games and movies, before he pulls out a gun and goes crazy. The camera cuts out and shows a picture of a ton of white Lego Men tackling another man who's gone crazy, with the caption "We'll be right back. Time for my medicine."
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Long enough and loud enough to the point of having a Heroic Blue Screen of Death after just LOOKING at the DVD cover of the Wing Commander movie.
- Again in the Nostalgia Critic's review of "The Room", when Spoony interrupts the Critic to tell him that nobody should have to review Highlander 2, only to be told of the actual movie being reviewed.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Mostly while in-character, much like the rest of his colleagues.
- Smark: Spoony fits many aspects of the traditional smark, pickiness, extensive research, knowledge and love of Indy stars, a deeply cynical attitude towards wrestling, Rooting for the Empire, Spoony is however a lot nicer than the stereotypical Smark and usually has good things to say about almost every wrestler, hell, the man gave John Cena and Hulk Hogan props.
- You can tell that while he makes fun of Cena frequently, Spoony does have some modicum of respect for the man, and stated that he's one of the few young guys today that actually seems to care for the business. He's even stated during the Wrestlemania 27 review that Cena does up his game for PPV's, but at the same time shouldn't be depended on to carry a match.
- Stalker Shrine: Joked about having one for Morgan Webb in his basement in his Phantasmagoria review, which apparently contains a dessicated human corpse.
- Start of Darkness: Atributed to Microcosm, which comes wrapped in so much turd-polishing, promised so much and delivered so very little that it broke his youthful optimism and made him the bitter, cynical shell he is today.
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: In his New Moon review, he spends a lot of time describing Jacob.
- Used almost literally, though not for being gay: After explaining how finding Rikku attractive is pretty much pedophilia, out pops a picture of an attractive woman/girl cosplaying in Rikku's Stripperiffic outfit, throwing his rant off track until he snaps back with a "Stupid Sexy Cosplayers".
- Too Kinky to Torture: When Angry Joe tries to strangle him at the end of Spooning With Spoony II, Spoony responds by proclaiming his love for erotic asphyxiation.
Spoony: "I call this one the shaken baby syndrome."
- Troll: Since the beginning of the Experiment, Spoony has openly revelled in goading fans of many things for the Lulz, most prominently Final Fantasy VIII. He also enjoys annoying his fanbase when he believes they are in the wrong.
- Unstoppable Rage: Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead's Revenge drove him to Nightmare Fueling levels of anger, including a Skyward Scream..... which Benzaie heard all the way from France.
Beary: "Do you think that we should go help him?"
- The discovery of a third game in the Heroes of the Lance series led to a Skyward Scream that blew up the world.
- Subverted in his review of Garzey's Wing. He is ALMOST sent into an unstoppable rage because of the voice actress of the fairy girl alone. Fortunately, the excellent hotel bathroom attendant was able to calm him down and make him forget that the anime even exists.
Sage: "Damn that guy is good."
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Sometimes Spoony's relationship with other members of Channel Awesome can seem this way, especially with Joe. Thankfully this makes for very entertaining viewing.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The way he talks about Teddie from Persona 4 indicates a certain aversion toward Furry Fandom.
- With Fans Like These: More or less Spoony's relationship with his own viewership.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: As demonstrated by his absolute rage at the Ultima series repeatedly giving you no choice but to murder children, especially the one kid in Ultima IX where the kid attacks you first.
Burton the Robot
Orignally created for a Mystery Science Theater 3000
type series that never came to pass, Burton is Spoony's robot. He basically just sits in the background of most reviews. Despite this, he's mentioned in the opening credits.
Dr. Insano"I brought science!"
A recurring character in both The Spoony Experiment
and Atop the Fourth Wall
, Dr. Insano is a mad scientist bent on world domination, and the former President of the United States. After several failed attempts to murder Spoonynote
, take over the world, or otherwise sow chaos and anarchy, Insano has taken up residence as Spoony's roommate and occasional tech support, but he remains just as unpredictable as ever. See the character sheets for Atop the Fourth Wall
, and To Boldly Flee
for tropes that apply to him in those works.
Noah Antwiler's Parson Russell Terrier / Pug mix, a former stray he adopted from a shelter. In the continuity of Spoony's reviews, she was pulled out of a top hat by Simcoe the Magician.
- Abnormal Ammo: In the new animated opening, Spoony uses the Final Fantasy VIII dog cannon to fire her at his enemies.
- Animal Reaction Shot
- Attention Whore: Her tendency to play with her squeaky toys whenever Noah (and Miles) sit down to do a vlog. As Noah put it in the "Miles Watches the Lone Ranger" video; "It's an attention thing."
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Unintentional example in the "Last Ride of Tandem the Spoony" vlog, when Spoony won't give her the squeaky toy and she seems to stare plaintively into the camera as though appealing to the audience against this injustice.
- Camera Abuse: Has a knack for bumping the tripod during Spoony's vlogs, causing the frame to shake.
- Character Blog: Has her own Twitter account.
- Creating Life / Truly Single Parent: In the context of the main show's continuity (as opposed to vlogs) she was created from two Oreo cookies and some magic by Simcoe the Magician from Skullduggery.
- Dogs Are Dumb: In the Final Fantasy X-2 finale, Spoony orders her to bring him guns... and she comes back with a squeaky toy.
- Female Feline, Male Mutt: Inverted with her and her nemesis, Lloyd.
- Funny Background Event: Does this a lot in Spoony's Counter Monkey vlogs.
- This extends to Funny Offscreen Event - in one vlog, Noah notes that she's having a dream, and wakes her up, which confuses her. In one of the bloopers for Linkara's Mr. T #2, she can be heard chewing on a squeaky toy, which annoys Dr. Insano.
- Genki Girl: It's no wonder, given her breed combination.
- Go Fetch: Already knew this before Spoony adopted her.
- Heroes Love Dogs
- Hilarious in Hindsight: When Spoony introduced her, he mentioned that "You probably won't see her very often."
- Loyal Animal Companion: More loyal to Miles than to Spoony, given that she actively sabotaged Spoony's putting while leaving Miles' alone.
- Motor Mouth: How Noah articulated her thought processes on Twitter before adopting a LOLCats style.
- Phrase Catcher: Typically Noah will be halfway through a vlog or view, only to have Oreo leap into the scene, demanding attention...
Noah: Hi doggie!
- Precious Puppy
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In the new animated opening as of the "Tekken: Blood Vengeance" review.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Brad Jones' cat, Lloyd, who once hacked her Twitter.
- Sleep Cute: Spoony took a picture.
- Stunned Silence / Quizzical Tilt: She's developed a rather adorable "WTF" face whenever Spoony's doing something that looks ridiculous.
- The Cast Showoff: Spoony usually finds a way to integrate the tricks he taught her into her appearances.
Video Game and Movie Characters
The main character of the Ultima
series. Frequently frustrated by the fact that no one knows who he is,
despite being the literal Christ figure
The Black Knight
The main villain of Ultima
: Runes of Virtue. After hearing about Spoony complaining about the game he is in he seeks to annoy him.
Chuckles the Fucking Jester
Based on the annoying jester from Ultima VI
mixed with the voices of forum trolls (similar to Douchey Mcnitpick), debuted in the review of that game. Spoony laser-blasted him for being a massive prick, so Chuckles accepted a Sinestro Corps ring
from the Gate Cleaner to get his revenge.
An evil god from another dimension, the Guardian is the main villain of the Ultima
series. The Ultimate Warrior apparently worships him. Enter's Spoony's house through a blackrock gate The Ultimate Warrior built when he wasn't looking.
- Big Bad: Of the Ultima games and Spoony's retrospective on them.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- God of Evil
- Roger Rabbit Effect: He appears in the Ultima IX review as a cartoon animated by Andrew Dickman, superimposed on Spoony's room.
- We Can Rule Together: Turns out he wasn't interested in conquering Earth, he had the blackrock gate built to try and get Spoony to go through it and leave the planet so they work together to conquer worlds, he even says the planet was doomed anyways.
Played by Miles, he comes in to attack The Spoony One
when reviewing the Ultima
A monster with a pumpkin for a head; apparently the titular hillbilly vengeance demon from the Pumpkinhead
film series (and the videogame adaptation that Spoony reviewed) despite the visual disparity between the two.
The villain of Final Fantasy VII
. Had some brief appearances throughout Spoony's review of X-2, before killing Yuna in the finale... and handing Spoony a copy of Final Fantasy XIII
- Bigger Bad: The end of the Ultima retrospective reveals his plans have been in the works since Spoony began his site, and it's implied he's been behind a lot of the events that have occurred.
- Colony Drop: Just like in Final Fantasy VII, he's summoning a meteor to strike the planet.
- The Chessmaster: Has set some scheme into place that involves taking advantage of Spoony's hatred for Final Fantasy and interfering with Burton's programming.
- Cruel Mercy: Saves Spoony's life... only to provide him with a new Final Fantasy game.
- The Dreaded: Unlike other intruders, Spoony doesn't even attempt to fight him.
- Knight of Cerebus: Has appeared to be one so far, his actions are not played for laughs. The Guardian knowing about his plans was apparently enough to cause him to have no interest in conquering Earth because he felt the world was doomed anyways.
- The Power of Hate: Implied to be using Spoony's hatred for Final Fantasy to further his agenda.
- Shout-Out: Impales Yuna just as he did Aerith.
- Villainous Rescue
Simcoe the Magician
Spoony plays his version of the magician character from Skullduggery
- Creating Life: In-universe, he created Oreo from cookies and magic.
- Leitmotif: As in the film, his Torgo-esque theme constantly plays in the background whenever he's on screen.
- Manipulative Editing: The source of his "magic", just as in the film.
- Mundane Wish: As in the film, uses his powers to... make beer and nachos appear.
- Nice Hat: Which Noah points out is actually way too small for his head.
- The Reveal: Turns out to be The Headless
- The Voiceless: Remains creepily silent at all times.
Supporting character from Final Fantasy XIII
, sent to attack Spoony under false pretences. Played by Brian Lewis of Team Snob
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Remember all those jokes Spoony made about Snow being an idiot? You won't be laughing so much once you see what Snow does to him.
- Darker and Edgier: The fight between Snow and Spoony is by far the bloodiest and least comedic, especially the aftermath, were Spoony staggers around in silence, drenched in blood.
- Fake Ultimate Hero
- Faux Affably Evil: Makes fun of Spoony's hobbies with what might be regarded as lighthearted jabs between friends, if he wasn't delivering them while punching Spoony bloody.
- Hypocrite: Belittles Spoony for preferring guns to a fist-fight. As soon as he begins to lose, he shoots Spoony in the leg.
- Jerk Jock
- Knight of Cerebus: His fight is not only a lot more brutal than Spoony's previous ones, but Snow is also a real Jerkass.
- Surfer Dude
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Closer to a malicious high-school bully than in his game.
- Trash Talk: Dismisses Spoony as a wimp and taunts him over his nerdy interests.
- Unwitting Pawn: Was told by persons unknown that Spoony was planning to destroy the world.
- Verbal Tic: 'Bro'.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Believes he's The Hero and Spoony is an apocalypse-bent villain.
of Final Fantasy VIII
. Hired by Dr. Insano to kill the original Spoony.
A not-at-all-exaggerated version of the alien Psychlo villain from Battlefield Earth
played by Spoony. Originally just a one-off role in The Nostalgia Critic
's review of that film, he proved popular enough to return in Spoony's review of the Wing Commander
film, and later as one of the antagonists in the fourth TGWTG anniversary special, To Boldly Flee
(for character tropes used there see the characters page
). He also makes an appearance in Angry Joe's
X-Com: Enemy Unknown (2012) review.
- Breakout Character: He began as a minor character in one review, went on to appear in a few others, and became one of the main villains for the Nostalgia Critic's Grand Finale where he acted as his Arch-Enemy (if a one-sided one)
- Catch Phrase: "While you were still learning to spell your naaaaame...!"
- Cloning Blues: After dying in his first appearance, he was cloned back to life for his second. Given his fate in To Boldly Flee, his next appearance in Angry Joe's review of X-Com 2012 is presumably one of these.
- Fartillery: According to him the only reason the incompetent Psychlos are such feared warriors is that they fart nuclear bombs out of their anuses.
- A God Am I: His "ability" to instinctively know the height above sea level of different locations makes him one, in his opinion.
- Large Ham: Spoony manages to out-ham John Travolta.
- Noble Womans Laugh: possibly deliberately invoked.
- Portmanteau: The cloned Terl calls himself a "Psychlone", which only confuses Spoony as he hears it as 'cyclone'.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: As Terl spelled his name "Turrell" in To Boldly Flee, fans theorized it was because he was being trained how to conquer galaxies instead of learning how to spell his name. The name change was done to dodge copyright issues, but in the cast commentaries they gave Approval of God to the idea.
- Small Name, Big Ego / Miles Gloriosus: He makes out that he and all other Psychlos are an advanced alien race...until the Critic gets him to admit to his Fartillery strategy.
- Stylistic Suck: Mocking Battlefield Earth`s use of a tilted camera, Terl is always filmed on an absurd tilt as well.
- His third appearance takes this even further - Terl is tilted in the opposite direction to the chroma-keyed backdrop behind him.
- Throw It In: Noah was dissatisfied with the original performance because, thanks to the awkward way he had to film it, Terl often wasn't looking directly at the camera. However, fan feedback suggested this blended seamlessly into the deliberate Stylistic Suck.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Has the "godly" ability to instinctively know the height above sea level of different locations.
The main character from Final Fantasy X
. Was brought back from the dead to fight Spoony.
Supporting character of Final Fantasy X
and main character of its sequel, Final Fantasy X-2
. Sought revenge for Tidus after the Final Fantasy X-2
Black Lantern Spoony
Spoony One, killed by Squall Leonhart on Doctor Insano's orders and later brought back as a Black Lantern
as a side-effect of the Blackest Night
. Briefly served as a pawn for Mechakara
. This undead monstrosity now seeks to destroy his clone and take his show back going so far as to turn Tidus into a Black Lantern in order to do so. In the final part of Final Fantasy X, the clone Spoony and Black Lantern Spoony ended up being merged into one being by Linkara with his Star Trek technology
An escaped clone of Spoony, created by Doctor Insano, who appeared in a review by Diamanda Hagan
. He hosts a show called The Spoony Revelations
The Gate Cleaner
The nephew of the Gate Keeper character from the Atmosfear
VHS board games (played by an unshaven, hooded Spoony). The Gate Cleaner demanded that Spoony review every game in the Atmosfear
series on punishment of being banished to the blagole
, but Spoony reneged; the Cleaner is currently planning his revenge. We have also seen The Book Keeper
(played by Linkara) and The Gate Keither
(Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
, voiced by LittleKuriboh
). Suburban Knights
revealed he is married to The House Keeper, played by a cross-cast Spoony
Giant Dizzy Gillespie
Scourge of Spoony's action figure collection. Has his own line of T-shirts.
Dr. Insano's Humongous Mecha
. Originally the product of a short-lived Silver Age
comic book reviewed by Linkara on Atop the Fourth Wall
, Insano took control of the metal monster to serve his quest for world domination. Although destroyed by Linkara with his magic gun in his first appearance, Neutro has apparently been rebuilt.
- Evil Counterpart: Cited as Insano's equivalent of Spoony's Burton in the Ferris Bueller's Day Off review. (Though Neutro is just a mindless machine.)
- Humongous Mecha
- Hypocritical Humour: When Spoony is ranting about how he hates characters with spiral eyes and giant robots from Final Fantasy X, Insano drops in to ask him if he remembers where he parked Neutro. We find out later that Linkara stole Neutro as a contingency plan to battle Mechakara
- People in Rubber Suits: His latest appearance, with Iron Liz in the suit. Previously he was represented by a 2D animation effect.
- Sequel Difficulty Spike: Inverted, "Neutro 2.0" from the Blackest Night crossover review goes down easily.
Played by Noah's brother and only appearing twice so far, he comes running in to stop illegal actions, from (what sounded like) child porn to (Insano) getting up on a float and signing.
- Catch Phrase: STOP RESISTING!
- Disproportionate Retribution: Beats up Doctor Insano for getting on a parade float and singing. Unless it had more to do with his murder of thousands with robotic suicide squirrels.
- Imagine Spot: He beats up Insano in one.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Miles is a nice guy, to the point that Noah gets defensive at any accusation that Miles or any normal police officer condones this character's behaviour. That doesn't stop him from using this as a joke.
- Police Brutality: Natch.
Son of Insano
A fuzzy pink orb-shaped freak of nature created by Doctor Insano from his own splooge.
Spencer D. Bum
Spoony's version of Doug Walker's Chester A. Bum
character, brought in for bum-related jokes. Proved unpopular, so he only appeared in jokes about
him being unpopular, and was eventually killed off in the Final Fantasy X
The Ultimate Spoony
A parody of Professional Wrestler
the Ultimate Warrior, played by Spoony, who shows up in Linkara and Spoony's joint reviews of his bizarre
and horrible tie-in comic, and occasionally in Spoony's other reviews. Somehow gained a Red Lantern
ring, and is now working for the evil interdimensional god, the Guardian
Noah Antwiler's real-life younger brother. Miles occasionally joins Spoony out-of-character for his v-logs to provide a counterpoint for his reviews, as well as acting as a body double in Spoony's reviews.
- The Faceless: Previously, he usually appeared off-screen or had his face concealed. His face was finally seen in the Tekken: Blood Vengeance review.
- Fair Cop: He's an actual police officer.
- Foil: Unintentionally makes a perfect foil to his brother—both are snarky and have no problem pointing out flaws in a show or movie. However, whereas Noah is Hot-Blooded and prone to Angrish-filled rants, Miles is almost always a deadpan straight man. They highlight each other remarkably well.
- Precision F-Strike: Gets a good one in the Prometheus V-log. As the two discuss the hype and build-up for the film without actually giving their thoughts on it yet, Spoony says "this movie is..." and as he pauses Miles finishes for him, "fucking offensive". Particularly effective as while he doesn't seem adverse to swearing, Miles curses much less than Noah.
- Pretty Boy: It is said.
- Put on a Bus: Inverted, his disappearance from the show and vlogs was because Spoony got on the bus and moved to Illinois while Miles stayed in Arizona
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Spoony's red.
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: His arguement with Spoony during The Amazing Spider-Man vlog over a minor plot point. In the moments where he raises his voice, he actually sounds a lot like Spoony.
- Sibling Yin-Yang
- Strong Family Resemblance: Sometimes he can appear virtually identical to Spoony if it weren't for how quiet he is.
Spoony's former girlfriend was the webmistress, forum admin, and "fan-boy dominatrix" of the site prior to their breakup. Scarlett received sundry shout-outs on Noah's blog and v-logs, and maintains her own review blog here
April Von Lon
Spoony's current girlfriend who has already made an appearance in the Breaking Dawn: Part II Drunk Vlog, she also has makes her own videos on youtube and nerdvice.
Designer of the Ultima Series. When raising funds for Shroud of the Avatar
via Kickstarter, in recognition of Spoony's videos, one of the stretch goal rewards was to fly Spoony in for an interview/roast.
- Adam Westing: Plays the Lord British in the Spoony Alternate Character Interpretation way, giving the avatar a ridiculously cheap reward for his trouble (despite his losing several fingers in his quest) and stiffing him on the ale tab and proving entirely oblivious to the avatar's vain attempts to kill him.
- Cool Old Guy: Willing to let Spoony voice his criticisms of things like how the games make you kill children and plays Lord British like the oblivious cheapskate Spoony's retrospective says he is.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Richard plays Lord British in a skit with Spoony, and as in the games, is hard to kill.