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The protagonist of Crystal
and successor to the bickering mob. Many tropes that apply to Red (see here
) apply to him as well.
- Ambiguously Bi: He goes around collecting the numbers of a lot of dudes, yet also has some bizarre fixation with Whitney and Red's mom.
- Anti-Hero Substitute: A fight-happy boy whose purpose is to exact bloody vengeance on the gods that have condemned him.
- Badass Bookworm: Always takes the time to browse NPC bookshelves.
- Blood Knight: He almost never runs from a fight, even when he should. AJ doesn't believe in backtracking to heal, and often pushes himself to the point of blacking out. He'll even jump down ledges just to beat up random Hoppip that he spots below.
- Cannot Talk to Women: It takes him a ridiculous amount of time to heal with the lady at the Route 26 house, and when a Cooltrainer at the Victory Road gate offered her number, he blew her off and ran off the ledge. It's no wonder he only gets guys' phone numbers.
- Can't Use Stairs: During his attempt to leave home, he would attempt to go downstairs, only to immediately go back upstairs. This also happened when he entered Red's house.
- Child Soldier: He is fighting a war against gods.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Unlike Red, who was tormented by the voices, AJ is also tortured, but has learned to embrace what benefits the voices bring.
- Cursed with Awesome: The voices of the mob have led AJ to heartbreak and hardship, but have also aided him on his quest for vengeance, leading him to victory and the source of his pain: the Helix and Red.
- Dancing With Myself: The movement animations have changed slightly in Gen 2: A quick tap of the D-Pad (which is what the chat-to-emulator program does) in a direction the character isn't facing will make him face that direction instead of moving, but while Red's sprite just changed directions, AJ's sprite shuffles its feet in a brief "walking" animation. This leads to him dancing in place more often than making any sort of progress.
- Deal with the Devil: On interpretation is that AJ's made a deal◊ with a mass of Unown in order to fight Red and Lord Helix.
- Death Glare: Gave a particularly lengthy one to Morty during the Ecruteak gym battle.
- Determinator: He's lost 30+ times to the Elite Four, and keeps getting up for more.
- Even Morally Ambiguous Kids Love Their Mamas: See Mama's Boy below.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Plenty of dudes eagerly throw their numbers his way, and even call AJ the very night of. Down boys!
- Fantastic Drug: AJ tried to purchase Pokeballs to catch the red Gyarados, but instead blew most of his money on mushrooms, which he promptly shared with his Pokemon.
- Freak Out: Like Red, it can be interpreted that the downtime with the trippy version of the Route 3 music was this for AJ.
- Genre Savvy: The first thing he does when seeing a Gastly for the first time? Run away.
- Knowing that the Mob has trouble with non-attacking moves, he visits the Move Deleter to remove those dud moves.
- Heads to the Vermillion gym after not healing on the S.S. Anne, cuts the tree but goes to the pokecenter in case he faints.
- Happily Adopted: According to the mob, AJ is adopted and has two mothers.
- Hello, Insert Name Here: Perhaps a blank would have been better than ''AJDNNW'.
- I Banged Red's Mom: Well, he wants to do so, anyway.
- Kid Hero: He's 11.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Tries running from a battle with a Bug Catcher after losing nearly all of his Pokémon.
- Likes Older Women: Considering his thoughts about Red's mom...
- Loveable Sex Maniac: Most of his thoughts involve sexual things (fisting, talking dirty on the Pokégear, Red's mom, milking (especially Whitney)), assuming that's not just the Mob talking for him.
- Made of Iron: He has fallen through the floor in Ecruteak City's Gym countless times, and yet is still able to walk.
- Mind Virus: The mob is starting to look more like a kind of virus or curse that moves from victim to victim.
- Momma's Boy: One of AJ's more adorable qualities.
- Narcissist: When encountering his reflection he has a tendency to stare at himself for ages before moving on, thanks to the chat spamming A. Lookin' good!
- Nature Lover: Given how much time he spends in routes, he can be interpreted as this.
- Never My Fault: He blames the voices for his poor actions and takes his frustration out on Red and his Pokemon.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: So you beat Lord Helix, but failed to beat the rest of Red's team? Congratulations! You just disrupted the balance of the universe, and now the Hoenn region is in danger of being destroyed within 7 days unless you fully defeat Red.
- Did he save the world or just allow for a new host to be claimed by the mob?
- Only Known by Initials: No one's exactly sure what "AJ" stands for.
- Revenge: Unlike Red, AJ could not handle the loss of his Pokémon and snapped. He blames the voices, and the Helix Fossil, who he believes forced the voices on him.
- Sempai/Kohai: The Mob considers AJ to be in this kind of relationship with Joey, with AJ being the Kohai to Joey's Sempai.
- Silent Protagonist: AJ doesn't say much. Even his phone calls tend to be one-sided.
- Sticky Fingers: AJ sadly has a habit of compulsively trying to catch the Pokemon of other trainers.
- Super OCD: Constantly goes back and forth to check on his room when he just left it. AJ also has a habit of checking his empty pockets every so often, and, like Red, updates his Save Journal frequently.
- His menu border is one with a lot of symmetry involved.
- He's moved on to organizing his Pokémon's moves as well.
- Took a Level in Badass: Became the Indigo League Champion, proving his status as the most skilled Trainer in Johto.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Thinks about "milking" constantly, blows his money on mushrooms, and even plots deicide.
- Tsundere: Towards Joey and Wade. He even deleted Joey's number at one point, then flew all the way back to New Bark Town to reregister him.
- The Unpronounceable: His given name, AJDNNW. Good luck with that.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the voices. By stopping the seven day countdown, AJ only ensured that the voices may continue on to a new host in Hoenn.
- Villain Protagonist: From a certain perspective, AJ can be considered this in his quest to destroy the gods.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Stairs. He's also terrible at ice skating, which proved troublesome during the Ice Path puzzles.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's willing to wipe all Pokémon Gods from the world in his attempt to be rid of the voices for good. When not practicing deicide, AJ is a generally nice guy who loves his mother and is admired by several trainers.
- Who Names Their Kid "AJDNNW"?
- Wild Child: Let's see: He loves nature, is ferocious in combat, and pretty unstable in general. Not to forget that he seems to be adopted, implying that his true parents may have actually dropped him off in the wild.
AJDNNW's rival and a Pokemon-stealing jerk. In the remakes, he's revealed to be Giovanni's son. Like his father, Silver causes great trouble for AJ and the Mob.
- Aerith and Bob: The mob was furious when they didn't get to give him a silly name like AJDNNW.
- Badass: He gets a little harder to beat with every encounter and understands the weaknesses of the mob.
- Break the Haughty: Getting plowed over by Lance has finally taken him down a peg or two.
- Curbstomp Battle: AJ's first battle with him ended quickly.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy:
- Like his father, he also decides to utilize factors which the Mob is unable to deal with easily. As such, his team contains a Gastly, and later a Haunter.
- When the mob managed to get water attacks on Lazorgator, he used his Haunter to put a curse on it. Being unable to defeat Silver's Bayleef quickly enough, Lazorgator fainted and the team was quickly defeated.
- AJ, battered and tired, is steps away from exiting Victory Road when who would show up to finish him off?
- Hello, Insert Name Here: Subverted. See My Name Is ??? below.
- Hypocrite: He chastised AJ for being a thief after he threw a Lure Ball at his Gastly.
- Irrational Hatred: He blames AJ for not being able to find a legendary Pokemon and battles him to vent his anger.
- Jerkass: Treats his rival like crap and his own Pokémon even worse.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Like his predecessor Blue, he knocks out his rival before he reaches his goal (Blue knocks him down while Red tries to become Champion, while Silver knocks him down before he reaches the League).
- Knight of Cerebus: He's far more threatening than Blue, and controls a party tailor-made for destroying the mob.
- My Name Is ???: Initially. When AJDNNW talked to the police officer looking for him, he told them the boy's name was Silver. note
- Overlord Jr.: The son of the previous Let's Play's Big Bad and no less imposing despite wanting nothing to do with Team Rocket.
- The Rival: A bit one-sided on Silver's side. AJ doesn't really want anything to do with him.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: He's proving himself to be far more dangerous than Blue, because of his choice of pokemon (including a Haunter), the marginally better AI of Gen II and his habit of challenging AJ in the depths of dungeons chock-full of poisonous Mons.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The last time AJ saw Silver was in Victory Road. After their battle, Silver set off to discover why he cannot obtain the power he desires.
The Elite Four and Champion
Tropes applied to all:
- Badass: Along with the Champion, they are the strongest trainers in Kanto and Johto.
- Boss Bonanza: 5 elite trainers, one after another, no healing.
- Luck-Based Mission: Certain steps have been made in advance, but it's really up to luck that the mob can choose the right attack, switch at the right time, and hope that their Pokemon do not hurt themselves in confusion.
The first member of the Elite Four. He is a master of Psychic-type Pokemon. He replaced Lorelei.
- Butt Monkey: The mob beat him the first time, then 30+ times after.
- Jobber: Although he beats on the party, and usually sets them up for a loss to Koga, Will has been about as big a wimp as Bruno was in gen 1.
- Seems to be in the process of an upgrade now that he regularly leads fights with Confuse Ray to take down Espeon.
3 years after the events of Twitch Plays Pokemon Red
, the Fuschia City Gym Leader was promoted to the second member of the Elite Four. Just like before, Koga is a master of Poison-type Pokemon.
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: His Forretress once used Explosion as soon as he saw Lazorgator get sent out.
- The Dreaded: He is most certainly NOT the pushover he was from 3 years ago. His new Pokemon have several moves that the team is weak to, and they also love to inflict status effects as well as boosting Speed and Evasion.
- Nature Lover: His room may indicate this.
- Ninja: Such an impressive Ninja, in fact, that all he has to do is stand still with his hands behind his back, and AJ will apparently walk straight past him repeatedly without seeing him.
- Signature Evil Laugh: "Fwahahahahahaha!"
- Standard Status Effects: Poison.
- Took a Level in Badass: As a gym leader, Koga was nothing special. As an Elite Four member, well...
The first of the two returning Elite Four members. Still specializes in Fighting and Rock types. Known by some as Bruno Mars.
The fourth Elite Four member and a Dark-type specialist.
- Deadpan Snarker: "You're AJDNNW? How amusing."
- Hero Killer: Her Gengar not only has Curse, but also Destiny Bond to instantly take out even Lazorgator.
- Kryptonite Factor: Right after the mob undertook Operation: Please Everyone◊, they had their best E4 run yet. Those who were saying it would be the final run forgot about her Gengar...
- Spiritual Successor: To TPP Red's Agatha. Both have the best win/lose ratio among the Elite Four, no doubt due to both having a mid to late position in the lineup and being able to exploit the mob's weakness to ghost types.
- Taking You with Me: With moves like Curse and Destiny Bond, her Gengar specializes in crippling AJ's team before his match with Lance.
Returning from Red
, Lance is now the Champion of the Indigo Pokémon League. And Batman.
- Badass: He rampages through Rockets like it's nothing, and has beaten Silver without breaking a sweat.
- Badass Cape: When he was first seen from the back, his cape made the Mob think he was Batman.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Probably not from AJ's perspective, but a Charizard on his team would make him hell against bugs like Red's Venomoth.
- Disc One Final Boss: He's the Champion, but beating him will serve only to unlock the Kanto portion of the game, after which AJ can finally face Red.
- Good Is Not Soft: Lance has had his Dragonite directly Hyper Beam a Rocket member because he refused to surrender.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Dragonite belongs to one of the few Dragon-type families in Gen II, and Lance owns three of them.
- Pals with Jesus: Lance is revealed in his final battle with AJ to control Aerodactyl, the Old Amber, and God of Neutrality.
- Took A(nother) Level In Badass: He went from the final Elite Four member to the Champion.
- Ultimate Job Security: Despite being utterly humiliated when Red defeated his Dragonite with a tiny Venomoth, he not only kept his job at the Elite Four but now is in charge of them as the Champion.
The protagonist of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red
. Three years after becoming Indigo League Champion, he now resides atop Mt. Silver. He is the final boss of the game and, under one popular interpretation, the hated nemesis of AJ.
- A God Am I: One possible interpretation of his reason for ascending Mount Silver.
- Anti-Villain: Renowned as the brave hero that stopped Team Rocket 3 years prior. However, because he sides with the Helix, he is inherently in opposition to AJ.
- The Beastmaster: Red leads the most powerful Pokemon team in the entire game. Among them are a Dragon Slayer, a Prince(ss), a King, an Angel, a Messiah, and a God.
- Black and White Insanity: According to some lore, he believed the Mob to be the Ultimate Evil, and therefore anyone associated with them were just as cruel even if they're stuck in the same situation as he was. To stop them, he opts to kill the Mob's chosen kid, or at least bring down the whole world trying.
- Creepy Child: Hoo boy. His quiet demeanor, Eye-Obscuring Hat making him appear sinister, and his complete willingness to destroy the TPP universe makes him appear this way to AJ.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The first two encounters with him involved Zapdos obliterating the entire team.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: He leads his team with his level 81 Zapdos, making sure that even if AJ were to take it down, it would greatly injure his team so that rest of Red's team could finish them off. On top of that, he knows that Zapdos is the Kryptonite Factor to Godslayer Lazorgator, who doesn't like getting struck by lightning at all...
- Dragon-in-Chief: While the Helix is the Big Bad from AJ's perspective, Red and the remaining five mons are the greater physical threat overall.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: A possible reason for his decision to end the world.
- Hero Antagonist: Can be viewed as this, depending on how you see it. Particularly once it was revealed that his victory would prevent the Mob from advancing beyond Johto on to Hoenn.
- Hero Killer: His Archangel of Justice made very short work of Lazorgator and Brian.
- Mirror Self: Can be seen as this for AJ. Both have a hodgepodge of Pokémon that ultimately grow into a Band of Brothers, and both have been through hell and high water to reach their endgame. Like AJ, he wants to be rid of the Mob's stranglehold, and both resort to murder to solve their problem: Red thinks killing AJ will free him of the voices, while AJ thinks killing Red's Pokémon will free him of his.
- Morally Ambiguous Counterpart: To AJ. His favored two Pokemon were Helix, his symbol, and Bird Jesus, his loyal companion, compared to AJ's Lazorgator as his symbol and Brian as Lazor's loyal companion. Both have been tortured by their adventures, and both have been brought up to murder their sworn enemy.
- Load-Bearing Boss: Defeating Lord Helix the first time caused a 7 day countdown. If AJ can't win, the world is doomed and Emerald will not happen.
- Not So Different: In the end, he and AJ want the same thing.
- Nightmare Sequence: Lives through several if you believe the interpretation that the alternate games played between the main generations are Red's dreams. A Pokemon styled texture mod of Super Mario Land, where the mob repeatedly drives Red to fall down pits is seen as some sort of Ledge-induced PTSD. As for Link's Awakening...
- Doubly troubling if you believe that the mob having control during these sequences means Red's not fully escaped their influence.
- Olympus Mons: In Pokémon canon, Zapdos is this. In TPP's canon, Lord Helix and Bird Jesus are as well.
- Omnicidal Maniac: According to the streamer, if AJ doesn't beat Red, Emerald will not happen◊. Lore has interpreted this as the world being destroyed if he isn't stopped.
- Previous Player-Character Cameo: In-game, he serves as this.
- Rogue Protagonist: Protagonist of the previous story, antagonist of this story.
- Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: If you interpret him as a villain who will destroy the world if not stopped.
- Timed Boss: The Mob has a week to defeat Red following the defeat of Lord Helix, or else Pokemon Emerald will never happen. And to make matters worse, Democracy has been disabled, although there are rumors of a Cheat Code that can re-enable it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Red clearly hasn't been slacking off these past 3 years. The levels of his entire team are now in the 70s.
- Tragic Villain: One could imagine that the voices have finally gotten to him.
- True Final Boss: Like in the games, Red is the unexpected final challenge after becoming Pokémon Champion.
- Win Your Freedom: AJ hopes that killing Red's team will rid him of the Mob.
- World's Strongest Trainer: Has the highest level team in the game, with his old TPP team.
The Team in General
- Band of Brothers: A loyal friend at your side can make all the difference when facing down Gods.
- Contrasting Sequel Team: They have a secular military theme instead of the Gods and Kings of TPP Red.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Through their struggles together, they learn of each other's strengths and shortcomings, and forge an unbreakable bond between them.
- Five-Man Band:
- Kill the God: Their goal is to defeat the champions of the Helix Fossil, and the god itself.
- Power Trio: The story focused more on LazorGator, Brian, and Espeon after getting Brian from the Daycare. The other three slots rotated for a while until KT became a regular at Dragon's Den and Solid Snake/Metal Gear joined the fray at Victory Road making a Five-Man Band (see above). A the Raticate also signed on at Victory Road and stayed throughout Kanto, but was only just beginning to develop as a character before being deposited with no one being vocal about rescuing him.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: At first, they were considerably less organized and less iconic than TPP's Red Version. All the major players have endured vocal haters that they have to prove themselves against.◊
- Shadow Archetype: Each of AJ's Pokémon can be considered as the counterpart of one of Red's Pokémon.
- Lazorgator to Lord Helix. The Water-aligned leaders of their respective teams. Helix is a universally-revered Physical God, Lazorgator is a tormented regular 'mon, on a quest to rid the world of Gods.
- Brian to Bird Jesus. Bird Jesus is the Messiah of Helix, Brian is The Lancer to Lazorgator. Those who meet him either praise him as the reincarnation of Bird Jesus or blame him for being a disappointment compared to the illustrious bird, when all Brian wants is to be himself.
- Breakfast Burrito to AA-j the Zapdos. Both had to atone for something in order to be accepted: AA-j was blamed for the massive carnage of Bloody Sunday, Burrito was called the scion of Flareon, the False Prophet. To redeem himself, AA-j solemnly swore that for every fallen ally, he would destroy a hundred enemies, and thus became Archangel Of Justice, The Wrath Of Helix. Burrito took a more subtle path - while no slouch in combat, he is a peaceful soul who embodies the virtues of love and friendship.
- Katie to AATTVVV. A Dragon stands opposed to a Dragon Slayer who humiliated one of her kind - perhaps even a member of her family.
- Solid Snake to King Fonz, because they both emit an aura of pure badassery. One is a great King chosen by Lord Helix to rule the mortal plane in his name, who draws his power from the heavens, domain of gods - specifically the Moon. The other was just a common soldier who could not find his purpose in life until Lazorgator gave him one and trained him to become extraordinary, and he draws his power from the Earth, domain of mortals.
- True Companions: The team was finalized at the Elite Four and hasn't changed up til challenging Red when Raticate was deposited.
- Undying Loyalty: To AJ and each other.
AAAAAtttta the Feraligatr ("LazorGator", "King Leer II", "Gatorage", "The Crocken" (as Croconaw), "Godslayer", "Major Gator", "Major Lazor")
AJ's first and strongest Pokémon. As a Totodile it was dubbed "Lazor Gator" for its frequent use of Leer, whose Gen II animation resembled Eye Beams
. AJ's starter was a frequent battler and thus quickly leveled up, but the Mob grew restless as the croc turned into an experience sponge while the rest of the team remained weaker. Frustrated by his overachieving, and remembering how the loss of Red's starter galvanized the previous team, the Mob turned against Lazor (now a Feraligatr) and tried to kill him by deliberately releasing him through the PC.
Lazor Gator narrowly survived, but Prince Omelette the Togepi was caught in the crossfire
. This, coupled with the previous death of his mentor Admiral Sentret, turned Feraligatr wrathful against the Mob, and the Helix gods they worshipped. In vengeance, he swore to climb to the top of Mt. Silver and kill the pantheon there, so no more 'Mons would be lost by the so-called will of the gods.
- The Ace: LazorGator has always been the highest-leveled Pokemon on AJ's team by a considerable margin. Needless to say, most of AJ's major victories are heavily reliant on this Pokemon.
- Broken Ace: According to fan lore, Togepi's release and the conflicting voices within AJ telling him to "kill/release the Gator" have started taking their toll on him. Coupled with the release of the Admiral he looked up to when he was a Totodile, this may be part of his motivation to take down the Gods of the Pokemon Red stream.
- Achilles' Heel:
- Poison, which is the reason why Koga especially is so deadly.
- Destiny Bond by Karen's Gengar doomed several runs against the Elite Four, being a move that his sheer bulk couldn't merely tank through like any other attack.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Inflicted by the Mob, much like Flareon before it. The difference is that Feraligatr is hated because it's seen as too powerful and is acting as an experience sponge, meaning the other party members Can't Catch Up. This eventually diminished as the rest of the party caught up, although Feraligatr still remained the highest leveled member.
- An Ice Person: He knows the move Icy Wind, which has come in very handy against Flying types.
- Apple of Discord: His overleveling makes him very contentious. Arguments abound as to whether he should be released, stored in daycare, or kept. Said arguments have wasted entire days of game time.
- Badass: With his final victory over most of Red's team (including Bird Jesus and Lord Helix), he's undoubtedly the strongest Pokemon in the entire game.
- Balance Between Anarchy and Democracy: Has been interpreted as this, his development having been influenced positively by both.
- Big Damn Heroes: Winds up pulling this a lot - anytime one of AJ's pokemon faints and Lazor is sent out it's a fair bet that this will be the outcome.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: To both Abby and Bird Jesus from Twitch Plays Pokémon Red.
- Abby was Red's starter, but became Overshadowed by Awesome soon into the stream and was largely underpowered. She was then unceremoniously released while the mob was trying to release Flareon, giving her the status of Decoy Protagonist. Meanwhile, Lazorgator started off and continued to be the strongest member of AJ's party, and lost his allies while the mob tried to release him, solidifying his place as The Hero.
- Bird Jesus was an overleveled Crutch Character who swept most of the early part of the game sans a brief Weaksauce Weakness moment at Pokemon Tower, and was hailed as not just a hero, but a savior. Lazor, on the flipside, has largely been derided for making his play through too easy, to the point where streamers have actively tried to get him released to spice the game up and give the rest of the party some screen time.
- Cool Shades: Fanart often depicts him wearing Cyclops's ruby-quartz visor.
- Cool Sword: Artwork sometimes depicts him with one, because he knows the move Cut. Most depict it as taking up the late Admiral's sword, who was the party's main Cut-user before being released, with Lazor learning it soon after.
- Crutch Character: He's eaten all the experience due to being the mostly heavily relied on, resulting in Lazorgator being overleveled while most of the others are barely in their teens.
- The Determinator: Will fight to his last HP if it means victory. His solo run against Lance's team deserves special mention. Paralyzed and bombarded with Hyper Beams and Outrages, he takes one final Hyper Beam from Aerodactyl...and barely survives with only 6 HP remaining, using the last ounce of his strength to defeat Aerodactyl and Lance with Icy Wind.
- Similarly, the final showdown between him and Bird Jesus sees him pummeled by Bird Jesus's Sky Attack and knocked into the red at 57 HP. The next move would determine the victor, one way or another—and the Godslayer takes the win.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He killed Suicune, which led to a very hilarious freakout in the chat. Half the mob was thrilled and branded him Godslayer, while the other half attempted to revive the "Dock the Croc" campaign. So far more people are impressed than outraged, so he's probably not going to break his arm anytime soon.
- Aerodactyl brings him to the brink of death with a Hyper Beam, but he survives and delivers the finishing blow with Icy Wind.
- And now he's beaten Lord Helix himself, though Air Jordan took the weakened Gator down.
- Happens again in the final run—the Godslayer personally takes on Lord Helix and Bird Jesus all on his own, AND WINS.
- Expy: Going by current lore, he's a super powered, Testosterone Poisoned warrior who aims to slay gods to avenge some fallen loved ones, with part of his quest to slay said gods involving scaling a mountain. It'd only be more obvious if he was red and white.
- Eye Beams: His Leer, which in Gen II looks like beams coming out of Totodile's eyes (well, one eye and his mouth) resulting in the nickname of "Lazorgator". Leer was eventually forgotten, and Scary Face, which has the same beam animation but with more special effects, was learned, only to eventually be replaced by Surf.
- Beam Spam: When he would use Leer or Scary Face multiple times in a row.
- Fallen Hero: Unlike TPP Red's best Pokemon he's not in it for the mob, he's in it for his team. Even if he has some vocal haters who have gone as far as to call for his release, he will still lead the team to victory as he always has.◊
- A Father to His Men: His habit of stepping in to save the team from difficult fights led to fanart portraying him this way.
- Force And Finesse: With his overwhelming strength and straightforward move set, Lazor is the Force to Brian's Finesse.
- Four-Star Badass: The lore often portrays Lazorgator as a military commander, directing the rest of AJ's Pokemon when he's not fighting alongside them.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: A large portion of the viewer base hates Lazorgator for being a Spotlight-Stealing Squad and certified Ace like a lot of run through's starters become, compared to the previous stream where a Crutch Character ended up becoming the most iconic member of the party. It's gotten so bad that some players have actively tried to release him.
- Now may well no longer be the case; when the Gator was accidentally boxed after AJ reached Indigo Plateau, the Mob voted overwhelmingly to save him.
- He Who Fights Monsters: From the most cynical perspective. Only with the destruction of the gods can he know peace.
- Innocence Lost: The death of The Admiral set the Gator on the path from loving Totodile to the cold, hate-filled creature he has become.
- Invincible Hero: With his immense strength, Lazorgator has managed to turn hopeless battles into victory, always being the last one standing when it counts. He has a lost a few times, but all loses were a case of Worf Had the Flu.
- It's Up to You: When all others fail, Lazorgator prevails. This situation comes up often.
- Kill the God: In a lot of fanart, his ultimate goal is to destroy Lord Helix and his chosen, the Gods of old who have forsaken his trainer and his team. He has already slain Suicune and the Old Amber (Lance's Aerodactyl) to prepare himself for this daunting task. One of his nicknames is not "Godslayer" for nothing. Then he slays Lord Helix himself.
- Knight in Sour Armor: A bitter and tortured soul who wages war against the Gods, and all for the sake of a better tomorrow for his friends.
- Large and In Charge: He's the strongest and one of the biggest of AJ's Pokémon, and is popularly considered the leader.
- Legacy Character: After displaying a tendency to Leer repeatedly, some members of the chat proclaimed him the successor to "King Leer" (AKA Dux), the Farfetch'd from Red Version with a similar habit.
- Magnetic Hero: Lazorgator is popularly depicted as the one who draws new recruits to his cause.
- Making a Splash: Is Water-type.
- Meaningful Name: They say his name is AAAAATTTTA because his enemies never live to hear the 'ck'.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Most of his nicknames fit. If you encounter someone who bears the title "Godslayer" (completely unironically, as what he did to Suicune is proof), you will run.
- Nay-Theist: Lazorgator has turned his back on the gods the same they did to him.
- Never Be Hurt Again: He's taken several Levels In Badass in a short time. You almost wouldn't believe that this is the same Totodile who was getting slapped around by wild Sentrets in the beginning.
- Also becomes a big motivator in the emotional sense after seeing his commrades fall, and nearly being killed himself at the hands of the Mob.
- Never Smile at a Feraligatr
- Non-Indicative Name: His nickname, Lazorgator, lost relevance after having forgotten the moves in question, though it has stuck for many members of the community.
- Not Allowed to Grow Up: Normally, Totodile starts evolving at level 18, yet Lazorgator had his evolution canceled 11 times. It took an Act of Congress (read "democracy mode") to quell trolls' attempts to spam B (negated by the vote period) and allow him to evolve. Took significantly less time to evolve into Feraligatr, which was achieved under anarchy.
- One-Man Army: He blows through trainers and gyms like a house of straw.
- Most evident in the final battle. Once Zapdos and Lapras (who can kill him in one hit and can easily weather his attacks, respectively) are taken out by the sacrifices of his teammates, the Godslayer goes on to obliterate the remaining four members of Red's team (including Bird Jesus and Lord Helix himself) all on his lonesome.
- Out of the Inferno: Unlike Bird Jesus, Lazorgator doesn't just evade when an enemy uses Selfdestruct. He takes the explosion head-on and barely flinches.
- Phrase Catcher:
- Upon gaining his in-game nickname, people have started saying stuff like "Aaaaattttack", "ATATATATATATA" or "AAAAAtttta boy" when something involving him happens.
- "Release the gatr!" / "Tick-tock, kill the crock!" - said by those who've deemed him too strong and wished to release him.
- Put on a Bus: Deposited in the PC so that the rest of the party could be trained. This took some difficulty to do safely, as some of the mob was trying to release him in the process.
- The Bus Came Back: Retrieved no more than a few hours later by the Pro Gator faction via democracy.
- This cycle repeated itself during the night of the 4th day.
- Rage Against the Heavens: Togepi's release turns him into the monster he was made out to be◊.
- Rasputinian Death: It took a Hyper Beam, paralysis, a Thunder, a Blizzard, and 4 Outrages just for Lance to finally bring him down.
- Red Baron: "Godslayer".
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Has sworn vengeance against the gods of TPP for attempting to kill him and causing his comrades' deaths in the process.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The result of releasing Togepi and his other comrades.
- Signature Move: Leer until it was forgotten. Scary Face is an upgraded version.
- Take Up My Sword: Cut, the move and HM needed to progress, was originally taught to VV, The Admiral. When the Admiral was released, the mob was without a Cut-user. Lazorgator was promptly taught Cut, picking up The Admiral's sword. something the fandom has noticed.◊
- Theme Song: Appropriately titled "Lazor Gator".
- Tortured Monster: Became so because of his comrades' deaths. As such, Lord Helix fears the Croc will become a terrible beast to unleash its fury upon the world, and so has orchestrated his own death in hopes that it will satisfy the Gator's wrath.
- Undying Loyalty: Whilst Bird Jesus was eternally loyal to his trainer Red, Lazorgator is eternally loyal to his teammates and will fight to the last to protect them.
- Unstoppable Rage: He knew the move Rage, but it was later replaced with Icy Wind out of necessity. This can be interpreted as Lazor having tempered his own rage somewhat... Or learned to channel it to devastating effects.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Wore a huge smile as a Totodile. Now days, not so much as a smirk.
- Villain Protagonist: Considered to be this by many given their quest is to kill the Helix and its champions.
- The Worf Effect: If Lazorgator goes down in a fight, you KNOW that it's going to be a tough battle.
- World's Strongest Mon: Unquestionably, being the highest level Pokemon in the game. Doubly so, after succeeding in defeating Red's team.
AJ's first caught Pokémon. A normal pidgey hailed as the Second Coming
of Bird Jersus in spite of his own wishes. Determined to become his own identity and break free from the shadow of his predecessor.
- Be Yourself: A lot of fanart depicted his evolution to Pidgeot as this; originally filled with doubt for being in the shadow of Bird Jesus, but decides that he's fine as being just another Pidgeot.
- Combat Pragmatist: He uses Sand Attack often, reducing the opponent's accuracy to the point where they can't land a hit. This tactic earned it one of its nicknames, "Private Sand-Thrower".
- Force And Finesse: With the evasive Fly, gimmicky Mirror Move, and instantaneous Quick Attack, Brian is the Finesse to LazorGator's Force.
- Genre Savvy: Against Lt. Surge's Double Team spamming Electrode, he Mirror Move-d its Swift attacks back at it.
- Global Airship: Became the first TPP-mon to learn Fly.
- I Am Not Him: He's no messiah. He's just Brian.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Most fan depictions of Brian depict him as struggling to emerge from the shadow cast by Bird Jesus, with his dream being to become his own person rather than act as a messiah for the group.
- The Lancer: To Lazorgator - when Gator needs aid, Brian is always there.
- Lightning Bruiser: Started out as a Jack of All Stats, but gradually grew into a powerhouse.
- Phrase Catcher: "Save Private Brian!" or "Save us, Private Brian!"
- Put on a Bus: He was put in the Daycare with the intention of making room for Eevee.
- The Bus Came Back: Removed during the night of the 4th day at level 33.
- Look What I Can Do Now: Gained 15 levels in the Daycare making him the second strongest to Lazorgator again and making the team a lot closer to be being balanced.
- Second Coming: Originally thought to be the Second Coming of Bird Jesus, Brian was just an ordinary pidgey, wanting to make a difference◊ in a harsh world. Now, as a Pidgeot, it's safe to say he does make a difference in battle.
- Signature Move: Sand Attack, prior to being forgotten. His current signature is Fly, being the first TPP Pokémon to have ever learned it.
- Taking the Bullet: Swapped in for Katie to take an explosion◊. He was low on health at the time, so the sacrifice was understandable.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: Some of the mob have taken to pairing Brian and Katie together (see last panel◊), which the above seems to re-affirm. It helps that once Katie evolves, they'll be the only two flying types on the core team.
- Unwanted False Faith: A popular interpretation.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Was depicted having this moment with Bird Jesus.
AAAS RJ-I "Burrito"
AAAS RJ-I the Espeon ("Burrito", "Breakfast Burrito", "Sexpeon" "Assassin Rouge/Red Assassin", "Espeonage", "Espresseon", various acronyms)
An Espeon who was originally obtained from Bill as an Eevee. Like Brian he too had to overcome the prejudice of the Mob due to hatred of Red's Flareon from the previous run, as well as being a gift from Bill, the creator of the PC
. Eventually he became more liked and accepted by the community, and took on the role of The Heart
of the team.
- Ambiguously Bi: He sometimes attempts to seduce males with Attract, although it will always fail. He also resisted a Lovely Kiss from Will's Jynx. Breakfast Burrito might be Ambiguously Gay, or maybe she just wasn't his type.
- The Casanova/Chick Magnet: Knows the move Attract. It works great on ladies but not so much on men.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Thanks to his power moves Bite and Psychic, he's been able to take out all four members of the Elite Four by himself at various times.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Defeated both Brock's Omastar (Helix) and Kabutops (Dome).
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: As an Espeon, Burrito is naturally very dainty looking. His gender often causes some initial confusion among fans.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Burrito" came from a random suggestion in the Twitch chat, and has nothing to do with anything. He later became "Breakfast Burrito" when he evolved because of Espeon's association with the Sun.
- Expy: Flirty, pansexual, The Heart, comparisons to Jack Harkness are being made.
- Fun with Acronyms: Some of the interpretations of his nickname.
- Glass Cannon: His Psychic is ridiculously powerful. On the other hand, Burrito can't take too many hits himself.
- Good Counterpart: To Red's Flareon.
- The Heart: Took up the role after Prince Omelette's untimely demise.
- It Was a Gift: From Bill of all people.
- Kill the God: He is learning from Lazorgator to be a Godslayer too, and he's becoming exceedingly good at it. Case in point: during the battle with Dome Cultist Brock, it took down not a third-rate Suicune, but a bona fide Kabutops, avatar of the God of Order and rival of Lord Helix!
- Light 'em Up: Burrito was taught Flash to get through dark caves, replacing Sand Attack. He was immediately hailed as "Lightbringer".
- Light Is Good: His evolution was triggered by sunlight and friendship, and happened during Operation Love, so this is how he's being interpreted.
- Lightning Bruiser: Is fast and has two nasty moves, the flinch-inducing Bite and the STAB-powered Psychic, letting him sweep both Will and Bruno's teams with ease.
- Mon Bites Mon: Occurs frequently since Burrito's only offensive move for a long time was Bite.
- Bite was accidentally replaced by Morning Sun while in Anarchy Mode after beating Misty.
- Morality Chain: Lazorgator has been hardened by the battlefield for the sake of his team. Seeing Eevee evolve into an Espeon from the kindness and love provided to him made Lazorgator realize that in the Crapsack World of Johto, some things are just worth fighting for.◊
- No Sell: When he was an Eevee and thus Normal-type, Silver's Haunter couldn't hurt it.
- The Pornomancer: He was accidentally taught Attract in anarchy mode. Even though it took the planned spot for Morning Sun, and is not as useful, the mob thinks it's too appropriate (considering his associations with love) to remove.
- It's also quite funny considering his trainer's noted struggles with women...
- And now that he's learned Flash, he has combined his associations with light and his associations with... er... something else... into one move.
- The Power of Friendship: The cause of his evolution.
- The Power of the Sun: He was accidentally taught Morning Sun in anarchy mode which replaced Bite.
- Psychic Powers: Actually knows the move Psychic.
- Rage Breaking Point: Brock sending in Kabutops can be considered this, as the Dome is believed to be at fault for the disgrace of the Eevee line.
- Redeeming Replacement/Spiritual Successor: Many believed that this Eevee was going to redeem the Flareon from Gen 1. Now he has become the beacon of hope for the team by evolving into Espeon with The Power of Love in the midst of a civil war.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Burrito and Lazorgator relationship at its base.
- Shadow Archetype: To Red's Flareon in just about every way.
- Flareon evolved because the Fire Stone was forced upon him, whereas Burrito willingly evolved himself, powered by the bond with his Trainer.
- Flareon's presence caused the Mob to become furiously aggressive and hateful, whereas Burrito has actually made them more peaceful and compassionate, sending AJ and his team loving messages of support, something that has never happened before.
- Flareon's evolution shamed the entire Eevee line (causing many to view the Eeveelutions as evil) and embittered the Mob; Burrito's evolution in to Espeon restored honor to the Eevee line and made the Mob much more understanding and kind as a whole.
- Flareon was often considered the scion of the Dome Fossil. Burrito destroyed the avatar of the Dome with his own mind.
KT the Dragonite ("Katie","Princess Katie")
A Dragonite received as a Dratini in the Dragon's Den. She's been viewed as the avenger of Lance's Dragonite, wishing to take down ATV the Venomoth for its humiliation of her kind.
- Action Girl: She dishes out plenty of pain. It helps that she's part of a Pseudo-legendary family.
- Aerith and Bob: Katie is joined by teammates such as LazorGator and Breakfast Burrito.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her teammates like to call her "Princess."
- Arch-Enemy: Venomoths... more specifically, one Venomoth - Red's famous AATTVVV, The Dragon Slayer. One of her main reasons for joining the group is the hope that she can meet AATTVVV in battle and slay him, restoring honor to her kind. She finally managed to slay the Dragon Slayer when the team fought Red, but decided to stick around to help her friends with the rest of their mission.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Katie finally learns Outrage just in time for the final battle with Red.
- Everything's Better with Princesses / Badass Princess: Like Red's team with Lapras, AJ's is graced by the inclusion of a token princess. Unlike Red's team, though, it makes her the odd one out amidst the other "normals" of AJ versus Red's legends.
- Rebellious Princess: Despite being royalty, she supports her friends' mission to kill the gods and kings atop Mt. Silver.
- Family Honor: Katie's main motivation is to restore the honor of the Dragon Pokemon after they were disgraced by ATV.
- Iconic Outfit/Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: A red bow on her tail has become consistent in fanart.
- It Was a Gift: From the Elder of the Dragon Clan.
- Leaked Experience: Was given the Exp. Share after she was obtained because she came in level 15.
- Put on a Bus: Katie was deposited for a brief time after AJ first made it to the Pokemon League. She wound up missing AJ's first attempt, but was withdrawn in time for the second.
- The Smart Guy: Has taken this slot in the Team Roster, particularly with the move Safeguard, helping to ward off the status effects that have plagued the team time and time again
- The Squadette: The only female in AJ's Ragtag Bunch of Misfits.
- Super Speed: Averted - could potentially have known the move Extremespeed instead of Leer at the start, but the mob didn't answer all of the Dragon Master's questions correctly so they just got a regular Dratini instead.
- Took a Level in Badass: She evolved into Dragonite on Day 11.
- You Killed My Father: Seeks revenge against ATV for his legendary humiliation of Lance's Dragonite from Gen 1, implied to be an older relative of hers or her father. She got a bit of revenge during the battles against Koga, who owns a Venomoth that frequently spars with her. She eventually managed to defeat ATV.
AAJRR RRR "Solid Snake"
A Steelix caught in Victory Road as an Onix. In his first form he was often quickly defeated in battle, but then was given a Rare Candy given in a Democracy period during the Elite Four, allowing him to evolve. Steelix subsequently gained a ton of resistances and immunities, letting him take the role of team tank. He is the only member of AJ's team to not have an It's Personal
motivation for confronting Red, leading to interpretation that he just likes to battle
or is merely along for the ride
- Badass: How badass is he, exactly? The kind of badass who squares off against a significantly stronger Archangel Zapdos, effortlessly resists his infamous GIGA DRILL PECK over and over again (nanomachines, son!) and methodically whittles the terrifying entity's health down, and when his target is healed by the Helix' power, just does it all over again. And again, until at last his foe bit the dust.
- The Big Guy: The current Strength man on the team, and easily the largest member.
- Butt Monkey: Fainting was the norm, not the exception for Snake while he was an Onix.
- Cannon Fodder: As an Onix, he went down at alarming speeds.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Unlike the others, Snake has seemingly joined AJ's cause only as a means of learning more about himself.
- Determinator: Struggle is practically his Signature Move, as he carried the team through Victory Road with Stuggle while keeping himself going with HP recovery thanks to Leftovers.
- Most evident in the final battle against Red. He takes a continuous pounding from Zapdos' Drill Peck, but endures and eventually takes it down—even though it's restored to full health twice.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Knows Earthquake and Rock Throw.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: He is the last Pokémon to join AJ's party (shortly before the Elite Four), and actually becomes useful even later (while trying to defeat the Elite Four). But once he does, he really pulls his weight - after Lazorgator, he was probably the most crucial character of the run, combat-wise. Notably, he was the one and only member of AJ's team able to stop Red's unstoppable Archangel Of Justice Zapdos.
- Eyepatch of Power: Is often depicted with this.
- Rugged Scar: If not an eye patch, one of his eyes will typically have a grizzly scar over it.
- Heroic Resolve: At one point while fighting Red's Battery Jesus, he runs out of PP for all of his moves. Snake refuses to give up and continues to Struggle until the very end.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Went down with Gengar's Destiny Bond in the final Elite Four run, protecting Gator from the same fate (which he suffered in the previous attempt) and allowing him to defeat Lance.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: Snake carries the team's Leftovers, allowing him snack and heal during battle.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: His underbite is really something to behold.
- Loner-Turned-Friend: Before being recruited, Snake lived a life of bitter isolation on Victory Road. He joins LazorGator just for a change of pace.
- Made of Steel: Literally, since he evolved. Physical attacks do little more than tickle him, even if it's raining exploding Graveler on Mt.Silver. Special attacks, however, can leave decent dents.
- Meaningful Name: His name is AAJRR RRR and his mortal enemy Zapdos' name is AA-j. One interpretation is that this is Steelix saying Zapdos' name with a following growl, in a Say My Name sort of way.
- No Sell: To Koga's dismay, he's completely immune to poison.
- He was the only member of the current team who could potentially stand up to Archangel of Justice and live, since he resists two of Archangel's attacks and is outright immune to two more.
- Phrase Catcher: "SNAAAAAAAKE!" When he is defeated.
- Occasionally "Nanomachines, son!" when using Leftovers to regenerate his health.
- Stone Wall: Had trouble being this as an Onix, but is officially one as a Steelix. Even moreso in the final leg of the game, where he was successfully given Leftovers.
- Took a Level in Badass: What was once perceived as useless Cannon Fodder immediately began wiping the floor with Koga's team right after evolving.
- Why Won't You Die?: Has been given Leftovers, which coupled with his high defenses make him near impossible to take down. Or, sticking with the Metal Gear references: Nanomachines, son!
OXXOZZ -: "Oxxy Ozworm"
OXXOZZ -: the Metapod ("Oxxy Ozworme", "Love Bug", "Oxxy Clean")
AJ's third caught Pokémon. Evolved into a Metapod at the Burned Tower.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Sure, Caterpie is tiny compared to most pokemon, but it's still a one-foot larva.
- Can't Catch Up; By the time they beat Morty, she was still a lvl 7 Metapod.
- Gender-Blender Name: She's a female.
- Look What I Can Do Now: Was level 55 as of the time Streamer posted the save file online.
- Subverted in that she actually didn't learn any new moves. She still only had Tackle, String Shot and Harden. With a 2/3 chance to not do any damage and a 1/3 chance to do little damage, she was still severely outclassed by AJ's entire team.
- Lucky Charms Title
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Its more commonly used name is based off of Ozzy Osbourne.
- Put on a Bus: Oxxy is currently chilling at the daycare. She was deposited after receiving the Mineral Badge. Our bill must be huge.
ABBBDDDDDD the Raticate ("Abed", "Abdullah", "Abdicate")
A Raticate caught in the Burned Tower.
- Recurring Element: This is the third time in Twitch Plays Pokemon where a Pokemon from the Rattata line has been added to the party, the former two being Jay Leno and DigRat from Twitch Plays Pokemon Red.
- Gender-Blender Name: This Raticate is female, yet "Abdullah" and "Abed" are masculine names.
WWWEEE "The Wrestler"
A Koffing caught in the Burned Tower.
Smoochum "Duke Smoochum"
Hatched from the Mystery Egg given to A.J by the Daycare Couple. It could have been any one out of the seven non-Togepi baby Pokemon in the game, and was very likely to be Shiny.note
- An Ice Person: Its type is Ice/Psychic.
- Gender-Blender Name: Both Duke Smoochum and Dylan are male names on an exclusively female Pokémon.
- Fridge Brilliance / Accidentally Accurate (?): Nicki Minaj, the basis of one of the Smoochum's potential nicknames, has a male persona named "Roman". "Duke Smoochum" and "Dylan" could simply be male personae of Smoochi Minaj.
- Megaton Punch: Was taught DynamicPunch, though it's so underleveled it doesn't get to show it off.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Two leaders in the Nickname race are based on Duke Nukem and Nikki Minaj.
- Psychic Powers
- Put on a Bus: She was deposited into the PC after defeating Clair.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When an egg, Smoochum indirectly led to the boxing of 5 Pokemon and the release of The Admiral.
- Sweet Tooth: She's been holding AJ's Rare Candy for a while now.
- Tagalong Kid: She's mostly just there to keep AJ company on his quest and provide moral support. To put into perspective, Smoochum has not leveled up at all since hatching on Day 2.
IAAAJS "Master Goldeen"
IAAAJS the Goldeen ("Master Goldeen")
"AJDNNW used the Master Ball. Gotcha! GOLDEEN was caught!"
A Goldeen which AJ caught in Tohjo Falls with the Master Ball.
Male Hoothoot "Doctor Hoot"
An unnamed Hoothoot caught in the National Park.
Shuckie "Shuck Norris"
Shuckie the Shuckle ("Shuck Norris", "The Kraken")
A Shuckle that was given to AJ by Mania, with the intent of having it returned at some point.
- Adult Fear: Mania wants his Pokemon back at some point; knowing the Mob, that's not gonna happen. Now think of Shuckie and Mania as a parent leaving his kid to a babysitter.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Bug-type
- Dishing Out Dirt: Rock-type
- Gradual Grinder: With its abysmal Attack stat, Shuckie is rarely left to be the one that deals the finishing blows.
- It Was a Gift
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Was taught Strength in order to clear Ice Path. How is he able to learn that in order to push boulders is any one's question.
- Phrase Catcher: Similar to Dux's "No one fux with Dux!" from Twitch Plays Red, there's "Don't fuckle with Shuckle!"
- The Promise: Remember, Mania wants it back, ok?
- The Mob never fulfilled this promise; but others have after the Streamer released the final save file. As it turns out, Mania doesn't want Shuck back because it likes us too much.
- Stone Wall: Of the turtling variety; he has tanked blows from Pokemon a dozen levels higher. Multiple times. Fitting, as his defense stats are actually the highest of ANY Pokemon.
- This is the main reason this level 25 is still in the party. The Mob believes that, since traded Pokemon gain twice the experience, Shuckle can quickly be grinded into a tanky Pokemon that can wear down opponents.
A the Raticate ("Eh", "Mountie", "A Raticate", "Ace")
Another Raticate caught on Route 27.
- Aborted Arc: Being boxed shortly after the first couple of fights with Red upset a number of artists who were working on dramatic group shots◊ at the time.
- Butt Monkey: Losing is close to becoming a Running Gag for A. One theory is that AJ only keeps him around as a tribute to his friend, Joey, and his top percentage Rattata.
- Canada, Eh?: One interpretation of his name is that it stands for "Eh." Needless to say, the idea that he's a mountie◊ wasn't far behind.
- Cannon Fodder: A kind of dies a lot, eh?
- Can't Catch Up: Already underleveled but denied the Exp. Share which is always on another Pokemon, Ace only gets 50% of the experience for any opponent he manages to struggle through. Tied in with Morton's Fork below.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His stint against Slowbro during the final Elite Four run showed that while he is far from strong, he can still dish out considerable damage if he has to.
- He's also managed to hold his own in battles against regular trainers during the Unit's Kanto Tour.
- The Generic Guy: With 2 other Raticate waiting in the PC, and TPP already having a history with Raticate, A doesn't bring anything new to the table. In fact, it's Reconstructed in that his sheer genericness could be considered his struggle.
- One of the nicknames simply calls him "A Raticate".
- I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: Nothing Special◊.
- Ironic Nickname: "Ace."
- It Was a Gift: Thought by some to be Joey's top percentage Rattata, given to AJ to help him on his journey◊.
- Morton's Fork: Ace can either struggle to overcome a stronger foe in the hopes of getting half the EXP at the risk of fainting, or he can switch out and get only 25%.
- One-Letter Name: A.
- Put on a Bus: Deposited into the PC after a couple of the mob's attempts against Red.
- Recurring Element: Currently the fourth member of the Rattata-Raticate line to play a major role in Twitch Plays Pokémon.
- He was also the first of many Pokemon (plus two player characters) to share his name.
- So Last Season: Level-wise, this guy is as strong as Red's Venomoth ATV, which managed to kill a dragon. Still, he gets tossed around more than often.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Gets deposited after the first couple attempts against Red and is not present during the final confrontation.
- Yank the Rat's Chain: Is finally given the Exp. Share before the eighth gym and it looks like he might get a chance to catch up to the rest of the party. Not even a day later, that gets replaced with a Metal Coat and Ace gets unceremoniously dumped in the PC.
Various Pokémon that AJ caught and haven't had much effect on the game or the players since.
A second Hoothoot caught immediately after the first. Sent to Bill's PC the instant it was caught.
A Zubat caught in Burned Tower and immediately sent to the PC. Currently in the Daycare
BBB((((hg the Tentacool ("Bubble Hug")
A Tentacool which was captured on AJ's way to Victory Road.
A Tentacool which was also caught on AJ's way to Victory Road, what was left without a nickname
AA the Noctowl
A Noctowl caught on Route 27.
I the Raticate
A Raticate caught on Route 27.
A Graveler caught in Victory Road.
AAAAAAAAA the Ponyta
A Ponyta caught in Route 27
A Doduo caught in Route 27
I the Doduo
A Doduo caught in Route 27
A Golbat caught in Victory Road.
S -c the Golbat "Sergeant C"
A female Golbat caught with a Pokeball at full health in Victory Road.
Released Team Members
VV "The Admiral"
VV the Sentret, formerly ADiiiiihhh ("The Admiral", "Adidas", "Addy", "Vendetta", "Admiral Vivi")
AJ's second caught Pokémon. Sentrets had been a surprisingly tough enemy for AJ's team despite being mere Com Mons
, as under the Admiral's leader they were honed to be a disciplined army. Eventually, though, he called a truce with the team and joined their ranks, being the Cut user and mentor to AJ's young Totodile. Sadly his stay with the team was short, as he became the Crystal run's first victim of the PC.
- Artistic License – Military: Admiral is a navy rank (coming from the Arabic word amir-al-baHr أمير البحر, "commander of the sea"), but this admiral led an army.
- Authority Equals Asskicking / Four-Star Badass: The leader of all the Sentret troops certainly could hold his own in a fight.
- The Big Guy: Still flexes his muscles when viewed.
- Cool Sword: Depicted with one, due to him knowing the move Cut. After his release LazorGator learned Cut, thus passing the sword down to him.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Was unceremoniously released while AJ was messing with the PC.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: He tutored young Lazor for what little time he spent with him, and wound up being the first to be released.
- Mexican Standoff: Got into one with a Kakuna using Harden while it continued to Defense Curl. It then won the fight with 1 HP remaining
- Mook-Face Turn: Used to be a Wild Sentret.
- Killed Off for Real
- Nice Hat: Often drawn wearing a peaked cap due to being an admiral.
- The Obi-Wan: Manages to fit into this trope!
- Started off as a Wild Death Sentret. (Stronger than the Hero)
- Is grinded against and eventually captured. (Trains the Hero and joins him)
- Was released before even the 4th gym. (Dies early on)
- Was one of the key characters in establishing the Military theme. (Legacy lives on after death)
- Lore has begun to show him as this to Lazor Gator.
- Post Humous Character: Stayed a major part of the lore despite dying early on, and set the military theme of the whole story.
- Recurring Element: Of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red's Jay Leno, since he had little impact on the playthrough, yet caught the hearts of the fanbase. Interestingly enough, Sentret is the Johto equivalent of Rattata.
- Sacrificial Lamb: The first of AJ's Pokémon to be released. A grim reminder of what the PC is capable of.
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Even when people don't refer to Sentret as "The Admiral", they still acknowledge its title. Ex. Admiral Adidas, Admiral Addy, etc.
:n "Colonel N."
:n the Drowzee ("Colonel", "Colonel N", "Colinn", "N")
A Drowzee captured from Route 35.
- Emoticon: Its nickname is an emoticon face.
- Foil: Considered by a few to be this to Red's Keeper, given this playthrough's Spiritual Antithesis. Later proven true when it became the second casualty of the PC.
- Killed Off for Real
- Psychic Powers: A Psychic-type.
- Put on a Bus: Was accidentally stored in the PC.
- Bus Crash: Released while attempting to retrieve Lazorgator.
- Red Shirt: No one was really concerned about his death, it was just yet another reminder that the PC is not safe.
Togepi "Lord/Prince Omelette"
Togepi ("Prince Omelette", "Lord Omelette")
A Pokemon obtained as an egg from Mr. Pokemon. Some members of the Mob quickly latched onto as a god.
- Actual Pacifist: When it hatched, it literally knew no damage dealing moves, only moves to weaken the opponent's attack.
- Badass Adorable: At one point it had more Crowning Moments of Awesome than all other Pokemon on AJ's team combined. Most having to do with it using Metronome to pull out incredible moves in a pinch, be it Hyper Beam, Ice Beam, or Ho-Oh's own Sacred Fire.
- Blinded by the Light: Was taught Flash.
- Companion Cube: As an egg.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Prince Omelette's release is what set AJ and his team on the path of vengeance.
- David Versus Goliath: Pulls off climactic victories and near-victories despite his level disadvantage. In a literal sense, Togepi is 30cm tall, and often matched against Mons five or more times his size.
- The Heart: Despite not being used in battle much, he was one of the most beloved members of the party. His release is considered the moment where Lazorgator swore vengeance against the gods for trying to kill him.
- Heroic Sacrifice: One interpretation of his death was that he gave up his own life in exchange for Lazor Gator's survival.
- Kill the Cutie: Only a baby, and one of the most beloved on the team, yet was released during the schism over Lazor Gator.
- Killed Off for Real
- Mighty Glacier: Knows Charm, which lowers the opponent's Attack by half with each use. Thanks to this he has endured hits that would have otherwise knocked him out in short order, and buying him enough time to let loose Metronome-induced devastating attacks.
- Mundane Afterlife: The Google Maps Pokemon Challenge on April Fool's Day 2014 depicted a Togepi arriving at the gates of Walt Disney World. Since the game also referenced Bird Jesus, some have suggested that this is the Prince being given a nice place to go after his release.
- Murder by Mistake: Released accidentally in the mob's attempt to take out Lazor Gator.
- Recurring Element: To the Helix Fossil, according to some.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Thanks to Metronome, it can pull off Hyper Beams and Ancient Power like nobody's business.
- Other great early examples of Metronomes awesomeness include landing a freezing Ice Beam right after a Leech Seed (allowing it to suck the life from/outlast a stonewalling, and by then struggling, Gastly) and landing a 5 hit Fury Attack that took away half the opponents health (the other half being eaten up by the aforementioned Hyper Beam.) Togepi makes for a great Scrambled Omelette!
- Prince Omelette pulled it off yet again against Morty's Haunter, using Sacred Fire of all things. It may have fainted moments later, but it didn't go down without unleashing Ho-oh's signature move and burning Haunter.
- Phrase Catcher: "Goodnight, sweet Prince," whenever he faints.
- Put on a Bus: Given to Professor Elm as an egg.
- The Bus Came Back: Given back to AJ after he defeated Falkner.
- Bus Crash: He was released during yet another war at the PC between those who want to keep Lazor Gator and those who want to release him.
- Random Effect Spell: It knows Metronome.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Elm had such high hopes for Prince Omelette.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A common interpretation.
- Wham Episode: In hindsight, Prince Omelette’s release was what catalysed the transformation of TPP Crystal's lore into the Darker and Edgier "Kill the Gods" theme that would pervade the run.
Wooper "Wooper Goldberg"
Wooper ("Wooper Goldberg", "Burger King" "Super Whooper")
AJ's fourth caught Pokemon and sixth party member.
Trainers who were registered AJ's Pokégear. They call AJ him periodically, although they rarely have anything useful to say.
Tropes that apply to all Pokégear Trainers
"It's like my RATTATA is in the top percentage of RATTATA!"
A Youngster who has AJ's phone number. He was one of the first trainers AJ battles and defeats. He trains a "top percentage" Rattata, whatever that means.
- Breakout Character: Who'd have thought that a kid from Route 30 would go on to become the main character of his own game?
- Break Up Make Up Scenario: AJ accidentally deleting Joey's phone number is interpreted by some to be them having a falling out, while their subsequent rematch is seen as reconciling.
- The Bus Came Back: Though his calls have been a thing throughout the whole story, his few major appearances in person were the initial battle with him, the move to regain his number after accidentally deleting it, and a much later rematch. Finally, AJ visited him after beating Red.
- He (or another youngster with the same name as him) also made an appearance during Twitch Plays Pokemon FireRed, this time with a team of Poochyena.
- Call On Me: When AJ is lost or bumbling about, the mob always suggests calling him for advice or directions.
- A Day in the Limelight: Many proclaim the Telefang games are this for him.
- Friendly Rival: He and AJ have battled a couple of times, though Joey has never won. The two remain good friends.
- Hero of Another Story: Some in the Mob has decided that the current temporary playthrough of "Pokemon Diamond" is Joey's origin story. Others see it as the result of little mushrooms◊.
- Kinda Busy Here: Pulls one on AJ whenever he calls him. He usually claims he's finding new strategies for him and his Rattata to use.
- Love Interests: For AJ... maybe.
- Only Friend: Always calling to talk to AJ and asking what he's up to. The kid kinda grows on ya.
- Origins Episode: "Pokemon Diamond" has already been canonized by some as one, minutes into the game.
- Perverse Sexual Lust: The mob is very blatant when it comes to what they want to do to Joey.
"༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ CALL JOEY AND TALK DIRTY TO HIM! ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ"
"WE NEED TO BANG JOEY"
- Phrase Catcher:
- "Call Joey!"
- "WE HAVE TO CALL JOEY TO ACTIVATE DEMOCRACY"
- "(ง •̀_•́)ง MARRY JOEY OR RIOT (ง •̀_•́)ง"
- Punny Name: A "joey" is a term for a young kangaroo, wallaby or possum. He's a kid.
- Sempai/Kohai: The Mob thinks he and AJ have this sort of relationship, with Joey being Sempai to AJ's Kohai.
- Shameless Self-Promoter: He's a nice kid, but he just won't shut up about his damn Rattata.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Joey makes phone calls on the hour, which is when Democracy takes effect. Because of this, attempts to use Democracy sometimes fail because of him.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: AJ may not stand Joey's calls sometimes, and Joey may not stand AJ's at times either, but he still remains AJ's closest friend.
Bug Catcher Wade
"It's me, WADE. Were you awake?"
A Bug Catcher. He was one of the first trainers AJ battles and defeats. He enjoys telling AJ about the growth of his Caterpie.
School Kid Alan
"Hello! It's me, Alan!"
A School Kid that traded phone numbers with AJ. He sometimes calls to give hints to AJ, and at other times he speaks about his Tangela...
"You must be feeling real better, huh?"
A Camper, also with AJ's phone number.
- Accidental Hero: Todd called once while AJ was maniacally pressing buttons on the PC (the mob screaming out in horror all the while), causing AJ to come to his senses and skedaddle without any loss of life.
- Big Damn Heroes: His phone call saved AJ from the PC.
- Sex Is Violence: Called AJ about challenging him to a fight to show off "technique".
"AJDNNW, you there? It's your sidekick, IRWIN."
An aspiring juggler who AJ misguidedly gives his phone number. His balls dropped after AJ defeated him.
"Maybe if I train with you, I might get stronger!"
A Cooltrainer who gets AJ's number as a promise to be training partners with him.
Splintered after Giovanni's downfall, Team Rocket tries to contact their missing leader and bring him back to lead them. Thanks to AJ, they fail.
- Bigger Bad: Giovanni; his whereabouts were revealed in the remakes of Gold and Silver.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Without their boss, the Rockets typically pose very little threat to AJ.
- Hypocrite: One Grunt chastised AJ for being a thief after he threw a Pokeball at their Rattata.
- The Remnant: Basically what Team Rocket has been reduced to after 3 years. And then there's that lone grunt in Kanto.
- You No Take Candle: A Grunt in Kanto who has stolen a valuable part from the Power Plant speaks in this manner.
Tropes applied to all:
The Violet City Gym Leader, specializing in Flying-type Pokemon.
- Ancient Tradition: It is widely believed that he and possibly the other denizens of Violet City, including the Sages of Sprout Tower, are a part of a secret order that follows the legends of the Helix and the Dome.
"GUYS WE NEED TO MILK WHITNEY"
The Goldenrod City Gym Leader. Since the beginning of Twitch Plays Pokemon Crystal, a portion of the mob gained an odd obsession with 'milking' her, similar to their obsession with Misty in the first game.
The Ecruteak City Gym Leader. Both he and his gym represent some of the mob's biggest weaknesses.
- The Dreaded: Since the beginning of TTP Crystal, people have brought up how the precise steps needed to navigate the gym would be nigh impossible without Democracy, not to mention the mobs traditional weakness to ghost types.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Unlike with Whitney, in this case the mob was perfectly right. Even with Democracy, the gym is challenging to navigate. At one point resulting in the mob attempting elaborate strings of commands to try and beat the maze with one vote. It went about as well as you'd expect◊... The problem was that Democracy would input new commands before the old string was finished, locking AJ in the corner. Even after they managed to get through the maze, Morty's Gengar took out LazorGator due to the mobs inability to choose an attack that can hurt it consistently, and then took so long taking apart the rest of the team, that Democracy came and went, forcing the mob to wait another hour before attempting the gym again.
- Dream Stealer: His Gengar's signature move. And indeed it stole both Lazorgator and TPP's hopes and dreams. Several times.
- Tactical Suicide Boss: Switching Pokémon constantly caused several of Morty's monsters to KO themselves from Curse abuse.
"GUYS WE NEED TO BEAT MISTY"
The Cerulean City Gym Leader returns in Gen 2, as does the Mob's obsession with beating her. Is not fond of having her dates interrupted.
- Brick Joke: In the previous run, she was beaten early on in the game and the mob gained an obsession with beating her again throughout the lategame. One playthrough later and the mob finally gets to beat Misty.
- The Bus Came Back: Returning from Pokémon Red.
The Pewter City Gym Leader, specializing in Rock-type Pokemon.
- Con Man: One interpretation is that the avatars of Helix and Dome he commands are nothing more than transformed Dittos.
- Could also be interpreted as only Omastar being a Ditto while Kabutops being legit.
- Or Omastar being a construct created by the Dome Fossil to sow deceit in the mind of AJ.
- Deal with the Devil: He has made a contract with the Dome and revived it into the mortal realm in its true form of Kabutops.
- Unwitting Pawn: To the Dome Fossil, and likely the Helix Fossil.
The former Champion of the Pokemon League whose glory was snatched away almost as quickly as it came when Red defeated him and became the new Champion. 3 years later, he is the Gym Leader of Viridian City, now that Giovanni has left.
- Badass: As a former Champion, this is to be expected.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not as mean-spirited as he was 3 years ago, but there are still some shades of it left.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Although he lost the Champion position to Red, his skill was recognized enough that he became the Viridian City Gym Leader after Giovanni left.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Has mellowed out quite a bit in the last 3 years.
A type of Pokémon that became infamous during the Mob's struggle on Route 29, due to the number of times they managed to knock out Totodile.
- Adorable Evil Minions: They look so cute, but scratch so hard!
- The Brute: Because Sentret's sprite looks like it is flexing its muscles, people have regarded it as this.
- The Dreaded: Has caused AJDNNW to white out on multiple occasions.
- Killer Rabbit: Usually The Goomba if anything during normal gameplay. In early TPP, they're a nightmare.
- Why Did It Have to Be Sentrets: 70 levels later the Mob still has a fear of these things. They sent their level 72 Lazor Gator out against one and immediately ran in fear.
The Legendary Doge
A trio of Legendary Pokemon heralded as gods in Ecruteak City, and awakened by AJ when he fell into the basement of the Burned Tower. This, naturally, makes them a target of interest in terms of either capturing or killing them.
The Legendary Doge of Water, representing the North Wind. Upon his awakening, he takes an interest in AJ and his Pokemon. After being encountered several times, and after AJ has collected all 8 badges, Suicune appeared with his brethren at the Tin Tower. While the other two flee, Suicune deemed AJ a worthy opponent, and challenged him to battle.
- Ambiguous Situation: Fleeing from Suicune's battle is impossible, so AJ's only option was to either capture it, or kill it. One interpretation could be that it was giving AJ one last chance to turn away from his quest for vengeance.
- Killed Off for Real: Meets his end at the hands of Lazorgator, who trapped him in a Whirlpool prison before executing him with Surf.
- Making a Splash: Represents the element of water in the Doge Trio.
- Strike Me Down With All Your Hatred: Unlike his doge brethren, Suicune stays to fight AJ despite knowing full well AJ's intentions and what power backs him.
- Troll: Him showing up in plain sight and then running away before AJ can even fight him has annoyed the Mob a lot, making Suicune appear as one.
- Worthy Opponent: Sees AJ and his team as this.
Raikou and Entei
The Legendary Doges of Lightning and Fire. AJ has yet to encounter them, but he will soon find that capturing or killing them will not be an easy task, as they flee on sight. When they are prevented from fleeing, their Roars are loud enough to strike fear into the hearts of even the strongest-willed Pokemon, forcing them to retreat.
The Guardians of the Sea and Sky
Hidden deep within the Whirl Islands lies Lugia, the guardian of the seas. It will appear only after AJ defeats the Elite Four.
- Making a Splash: Represents water and can even learn Water-type moves, yet its typing is Psychic/Flying.
- Mysterious Watcher: Though he has not made an appearance yet, some portions of the Mob know of his existence, and know that he is observing the party using his psychic abilities.
- Psychic Powers: Is part Psychic-type, the other being Flying.
- The Unfought: Ultimately, Lugia remains beneath AJ's notice due to his focus on defeating Red.
High atop Tin Tower lies Ho-Oh, the guardian of the skies. It is said it will only appear to a trainer who is truly worthy, after AJ has defeated the Elite Four. Unfortunately, AJ failed to meet certain conditions, and was judged as unworthy.
- Killed Off for Real: One interpretation is that the Doge are linked to his life force, and Suicune's death killed him as well.
- Only the Pure of Heart: One of the requirements was for AJ to capture all three Legendary Doge. Unfortunately, AJ killed Suicune out of dark desires, automatically failing him.
- Playing with Fire
Old Man With Abra
An old man at the Indigo Plateau Pokemon Center who offers to teleport AJ home with his Abra. Is considered one of the most dangerous NPCs in the game.
- The Dreaded: He sends AJ back to New Bark Town, forcing him to travel all the way through Victory Road again.
- Finagle's Law: If there is a man who can teleport AJ back to New Bark Town, setting the Mob several steps back, you can bet we'll find a way to talk to him.
- Psychic Powers: His Abra is a psychic Pokemon.
- Suspicious Video Game Generosity: A guy who can teleport you back to your house in case you don't feel like challenging the Elite Four? That might be helpful IF this weren't TPP.
Kris ("The Girl Who Never Was")
After beating the Elite Four, the Mob accidentally chose to start a new game
. A new female character was created for a short time before the game was reset to its previous save state, thus creating the legend of 'The Girl Who Never Was'.
- Alternate Universe: One theory is that an alternate universe now exists where Kris was chosen by the voices, not AJ.
- Author's Saving Throw: The Admin intervened to cancel the game's reset, either erasing her existence or saving her from becoming another victim from the Mob.
- Continuity Reboot: Had the Streamer not intervened before we saved or the bot re-wrote the save state.
- Foreshadowing: A new girl protagonist is created then suddenly wiped out of existence. Seems like an early warning of what would occur seven times at the very beginning of Twitch Plays Pokemon Emerald.
- Gender Reveal: This video reveals that Kris was a boy the whole time. It may have gone unnoticed mainly due to a frame skip on lower quality streams and the quick movement of the cursor.
- Hero of Another Story: We'll likely never know what happened to her or what her journey would have been like.
- Ret Gone: If one takes the interpretation that the reset created her and its subsequent reset erased her, hence her nickname "The Girl Who Never Was".