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- Breaking the Fellowship: On the heels of the Omikron playthrough, it was announced that Matt was going on an indefinite, but brief, hiatus while Liam was quitting the channel altogether (citing stress and mental health concerns, respectively), leaving Pat and Woolie as the only active members for a while. This led to plenty of Gallows Humor that the strain of completing Omikron destroyed the Zaibatsu.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience / Color-Coded Characters:
- Matt - Blue
- Pat - Red
- Woolie - Green
- Liam - Yellow
- Zach - White
- Lampshaded by Woolie during Shrek SuperSlam where they didn't stick to their colors, expecting viewers to be pissed about it.
- Combination Attack: During Cranky's mechaweek intro.Zaibatsu: Zaibatsu! GIGATON! KIIIIILLL BUSTERRRRRD!!!
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble:
- Matt - The Apathetic.
- Pat - The Cynic.
- Woolie - The Realist.
- Liam - The Idealist.
- Meaningful Name / Gratuitous Japanese: The name is a Japanese term (財閥, 'Financial Clique') referring to industrial and financial business conglomerates in the Empire of Japan.Woolie: We just think it's cool 'cause a Zaibatsu is basically a Japanese business conglomerate and it's just like... this serious group of business dudes in a room, y'know, and we're like, 'that's the kind of corporation we wanna be if anything.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: They throw each other under the bus all the time but still come and play video games with each other.
The self-proclaimed American Dream. note Matt is pretty much the centerpoint of the series. It's his YouTube account, after all. Almost all videos have had Matt in them in some capacity. When the series began, he played the role of the dumb guy opposite Pat, but as the series settled into a groove, he let more of his natural persona come through. Knowledgeable about many kinds of games, but he tends to steer away from RPGs.
- Achievements in Ignorance: Can be prone to this, like when he threw the axe in Silent Hill: Downpour and got caught in the scenery in Max Payne 3; the latter was a bug, but Fridge Brilliance came into play when it was finally revealed that he had a background in videogame QA.
- Adorkable: Most of the live action has him doing incredibly dorky things with a big smile on his face.
- Ascended Fanboy: Of Godzilla; Following a week of Godzilla games in 2014, Bandai Namco sent him a copy of the 2015 Godzilla game to promote, which he seemed only too happy to do.
- Berserk Button: Photography became this to him after his wedding, due to finding out that the photographer he had hired was a complete hack who was just using the gig to perv on his wife's bridesmaids.
- But Not Too Foreign: The enthusiasm for America stems from having an American mother and he appears to have Polish blood as well, judging from his real last name.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: Matt easily has the most Catch Phrases of any of the best friends, and occasionally the others will shout them as well.
- Buxom Is Better: He's repeatedly shown his appreciation for one Hitomi Tanaka, a Japanese AV star the Best Friends refer to as "Hitomi J-Cup", and during a drunken explanation on why he liked Trish Stratus, he mentioned one reason was because "she's tits amazing".
- Catch-Phrase: "AMERICA!!"
- "...Nailed it!"
- "See you later, fuckers!"
- "More than you think but less than you hope."
- "What a mysterious game!" which, following some Brazilian games in their second Shitstorm, has evolved to "What a mysterious jogo!"
- Subsequently "What an amazing game!" when the game in question proves to be less than amazing, and "What a hero!" when the character in question is being a Jerkass.
- "THERE'S NO TIME!"
- "It's not great..." (When Pat complains about something)
- Pronouncing any word that normally ends in "-ation" to end in "-acion!"note (ex. "Operacion!","Investigacion!"). The exception to this is the word "Revelation", which will always be pronounced "Re-va-LAY-uh-ton".
- "Remember that time when..." which is oft followed by some hideous factoid about a character from a game they're playing.
- "WAITTT A MINUTE!"
- "Do it doucement," - which the Best Friends actively admit is stolen from True Lies. Both say it, but it's become more of a Matt thing.
- "He/She/They love(s) it!"
- "Sha-Blams!" Usually used sarcastically... either dully stating the phrase while doing something badass, or shouting the phrase enthusiastically while doing something mundane. Lifted from Mr. Plinkett's movie reviews, of which the Best Friends are fans.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Early series and every time he feels like goofing around, pretending Zach is the murderer of Liam even though Liam is fine.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Usually associated with Blue or Black, or Red White and Blue as a color scheme.
- Cool Pet: A ball python named Jack. We see him a few times in Matt's apartment videos.
- The Ditz: Matt's naivete ranges from simply being misinformed, to childlike, to whatever brain-dribbling-out-his-ears stupidity was going through his head during Portal 2.
- Characterization Marches On: Matt tended to be really stupid in earlier episodes, often having trouble with understanding the basics of how a game works. This was toned down to more believable levels of stupid in later seasons. It's also been outright confirmed that his stupidity in the Machinima episodes is scripted; while he and the other Best Friends talk about stupid shit in their LP's, there's little to none of the kind of humour making up the Machinima episodes.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Male or female, he'll comment on their appeal.
- Eagle Land: Type 1, even though he's Canadian. May have something to do with his mom being American.
- Epic Fail: He's got a few of these under his belt - Accidentally throwing the Fire Axe down a bottomless pit is probably the most well-known.
- Fanboy: To The Punisher, Bear Grylls, Metal Gear, Emma Stone, and Hitomi J-Cup.
- Four-Element Ensemble: Would be water, due to him being Pat's Foil. A water personality is commonly given as 'sensitive, supporting, receptive, emotional, intuitive, deep-going, kind and caring'. Anyone who has seen him near Zach can agree on this.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Apathetic. Most noticeable on the podcast, where he tends to stay out of arguments and debates, and is the one most focused on humor.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Melancholic.
- Genre Savvy: More than he lets on. Especially prevalent in the The Walking Dead Let's Play.
- Good Is Dumb: He played this up in the earlier days of the channel, but Characterization Marches On.
- Happily Married: As of October 31, 2015. D'aww.
- Heroes Want RedheadsLiam: She looks like your kind of woman. Fiery red hair... that's it.
- Hidden Depths: It's mentioned that he went to art school, and it shows on occasion, usually for the sake of a joke. His DeviantArt page is still up, though he doesn't use it anymore.Matt: (on Earth Defense Force 2017) You could play this game on a plasma TV and hang it in the Guggenheim.
Pat: Where the hell is the Guggenheim?
- He's also surprisingly knowledgeable about literature and Greek and Roman culture.
- He speaks French fluently, though Pat only brings it up partially as an insult due to it causing Matt to mispronounce some English words.
- Iconic Outfit: His black Punisher Skull beanie, to the point that PlagueOfGripes' fan videos will try to include Matt wearing some semblance of it in any interpretation, such as on a judge's wig or a regular skull when he looks like a caveman.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Wasn't very apparent until he got Zach, whom he "Instantly fell in love with". He cares for him so much that he opted to just move out of his old apartment instead of getting rid of him when his landlady wanted Zach out.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: In wrestling games, three-player matches can frequently devolve into a stalemate due to it being impossible for one player to pin another without the third player interrupting it. When a 3P match has gone on for long enough, Matt will just surrender so someone can actually win.
- Lemony Narrator: As he is the one who edits the videos, all the text on-screen is from him, and generally either snark or exposition that's ridiculous bias toward himself.
- Manly Tears: During the last video for The Walking Dead Let's Play, Matt says he cried during Ratatouille.
- Never Live It Down: The time he threw an axe down a chasm in Silent Hill: Downpour.
- Nice Hat: Usually seen with his beanie, albeit he's been sporting a black baseball cap of late.
- Nightmare Fetishist: Finds the idea of a woman with a Gianna Michaels (pornstar) body with Scorpion's head very appealing.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Possibly. While he does seem more naive and prone to simple mistakes than Pat, there are times where he proves he knows just as much trivia/info about whatever game as Pat does about Resident Evil:Viewer: Why is Matt the smart one now?Matt: I always was, we just never had a game that proved it before.
- Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation: Averted after time. While vague at first, as the Best Friends became more accustomed to their new fanbase, it was revealed Matt's job prior to the Zaibatsu was quality assurance for companies including Ubisoft and Eidos, and he mentions doing translation work for a Dragon Ball game where he managed to sneak in an "over 9000" joke. He's also detailed that he worked as a lead tester for No More Heroes, later the subject of a full LP, where he notably submitted the list of violent and sexual content to the ESRB. In another he mentions testing a Rainbow Six game, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (which was actually the subject of an early Two Best Friends Play episode). He also briefly worked as a tester on the Tomb Raider (2013) reboot, acting as a placeholder VA for multiplayer. Perhaps most importantly, the bonds with the other Best Friends besides Pat (as well as Matt's fiancée) were forged during these roles.
- Red Oni: With Pat to Woolie's blue.
- Stunned Silence: Whenever Pat says something particularly creepy or offensive.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When they first played Slender, he wasn't scared of him at all. Over the time between that and them playing Slender: The Arrival, he watched Marble Hornets (the entire reason Pat was so scared in the first place) and admitted at the beginning of the video that he was now just as scared as Pat was.
- That being said, he still fares a lot better than Pat during the game.
- Verbal Tic: Has a habit of adding "though" to the end of his words when it makes no sense (for example, "Shut up, though!").
- He does the same thing with "even" ("shut up, even!") and he and Woolie share the phrase "Yeah, yeah, yeah!" when they're excited.
- Ever since the month-long Rustle Mania event several years ago, Matt is utterly incapable of saying the word "wrestle" correctly in lieu of "rustle".
- Video Game Perversity Potential: Frequently tries to position the camera to look up female characters' skirts. Furthermore, if given the opportunity, he'll strip down just about any character to their skivvies.
- Your Mom: Which bothers Pat because Pat's mom watches some of the videos and he gets to hear her thoughts on such jokes. Namely that she thinks they're hilarious.
The second of the Two Best Friends. Pat appears in the main series, most of the full Let's Plays, and the Super Best Friends Brawls. Pat's original role was the angry knowledgeable straight man opposite Matt, and as the series settled into a groove, he's... pretty much still the angry one. Often declared to have had "no childhood" because he grew up on the Sega Genesis. Also plays a lot of RPGs that Matt didn't.
- Adorkable: Pat Stares at Mercenary Kings has him invoke this without a foil to commentate with.
- Acceptable Targets: Invoked. His uncle. Matt has made some pretty terrible jokes about him during the videos, and Pat's only response at times has been to guffaw and then say his uncle is usually worse than whatever Matt joked about.
- The Alcoholic: Full of more than a few drinking stories, and is seen downing an entire bottle of wine by himself while watching Samurai Cop.
- Angrish: When his temper cracks especially hard, Pat will sometimes devolve into aimless sputtering and cursing.
- Berserk Button: Several, including Jackson Pollock, Ego the Living Planet, Face/Off, Street Sharks and John Leguizamo (to the point where he jokes of an "X days since bashing Leguizamo" clock).
- To him the worst kind of people is Les Collaborateurs. He threw Reggie under the bus because of it, and spent the entirety of XCOM 2 ragging on Woolie for admitting that he would side with the aliens in exchange for superpowers.
- Pat also seems to despise Super Smash Bros. Melee and the community around it, as his rants in the podcast have shown.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed: Paige says that the only reason she puts up with Pat is because of his huge wiener.
- Black and White Insanity: He makes a point of discussing this trope during the Tormentum Dark Sorrow playthrough as a side effect of games with a binary Karma Meter. Once he decides he's going for the bad ending, he does not hesitate to do bad things as there's no reason to not be the evilest son of a bitch around.
- Butt-Monkey: During the "Super Amazing Friends" monthly special.
- Canada, Eh?: Is the only pure Canadian.
- Catch-Phrase: "It's fine!"
- "See ya later, Fuckers!"
- "Eat it, shitlords!"
- "'Sup Nerds!"
- "[You] Know/See what I mean? Perfect!"
- For the Dark Souls 2 playthrough: "Drop your shield!". It has become a Running Gag to mock Pat with that phrase, which never fails to piss him off.
- The Evil Within granted us "Excuse me!".
- "You did it!" and "Congratulations" for the Dark Souls I LP.
- "Don't talk to me about (Insert Thing)!"
- "This is (Insert Thing) porn."
- "Hello" whenever his character bumbles into a shady scene.
- Celebrity Resemblance: His resemblance to Louis C.K. is hard to ignore.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: For starters, he thinks prison yards should have monkey bars.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Always associated with Red.
- Country Matters: Pat is the only one in the Zaibatsu who drops the C-word.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The Anarchy Reigns and Perfect Dark Brawls end with Pat utterly trashing Matt and Woolie.
- Anything that involves Button Mashing. Specifically mashing one button repeatedly, as opposed to randomly mashing buttons on a controller. He even lampshades it when the final battle of A Way Out culminates with a button mashing contest against Woolie.Pat: This is very unfortunate for you.
- On the opposite end of the spectrum, he had a lot of trouble keeping up with Matt and Woolie in Mario Kart, often starting each race spinning out of control due to button mashing before the start of each race (and don't even get us started on how far he fell behind on Rainbow Road). Not a straight case, however, as he did randomly win one race and came close to winning another (before ending up in 3rd again at the last second).
- He can pretty much destroy any lower-level player at 3rd Strike effortlessly, as shown in his escapades on XBL.
- Anything that involves Button Mashing. Specifically mashing one button repeatedly, as opposed to randomly mashing buttons on a controller. He even lampshades it when the final battle of A Way Out culminates with a button mashing contest against Woolie.
- Cuteness Proximity: Pat really loves dogs. He once said in the podcast that he's incapable of staying angry when in the presence of a friendly dog.
- Almost any interaction Pat has with his girlfriend's cat, Elmo.
- Day in the Limelight: Pat Stares at Mercenary Kings has him going solo while Pat Stares at Japan chronicles snippets of his trip to Japan with his girlfriend.
- Defrosting Ice King: Though he is still kind of a jerk, he is noticeably a lot nicer in later videos.
- Evil Has Standards: Pat's frequently stated he would gladly do anything to live forever, highlighting he'd gladly spend eternity as a toilet in the SOMA LP and idolizing Orochimaru's body-stealing jutsu. However, he specifies in the XCOM 2 LP that the one line he wouldn't cross in pursuit of immortality would be to betray his homeland and side with an invading evil organization, considering Les Collaborateurs the worst type of scum.
- Expecting Someone Taller: He's 5' 3".
- Fan Boy: Of Reptile and Invisibility in general.
- Also of tank controls and most of the Survival Horror genre. Most notably the Silent Hill and Resident Evil franchises.
- He also seems to be a fan of Playstation consoles and, like Matt, the Metal Gear series.
- Have you played Xenogears?
- He's huge on the Shin Megami Tensei series, and specially the Persona sub-series; to the point where he got Woolie into it as well. However, in recent times even he has begun to grow tired of Atlus's constant shilling of Persona 3 and Persona 4, especially in regards to Persona Q.
- Fiery Redhead: Zig-zagged. In almost all of his videos, he's this. In a few other videos, like his work with Did You Know Gaming and his Top Ten Lists, he's far more sedate, to the point where fans comment heavily upon it.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Cynic. He admits to finding the failures and screw-ups of companies and other people hilarious, is prone to freaking out about trivial things, and is often pitted against Liam in arguments and debates on the podcast.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
- Friend to All Children: He may act like he hates them, but Pat will usually pick choices that benefit children. He admitted to saving Duck in his run through of The Walking Dead, treats Sarah kindly, adores Clementine, and in The Last of Us, he actually starts to appreciates Ellie and gets angry at the idea of her dying in order to cure humanity. He displays a ton of Papa Wolf tendencies even if he doesn't want to admit it.
- Full-Name Ultimatum: The only people who ever called him Patrick were his teachers, so his full name makes him "feel like a little boy".
- Genre Savvy: Correctly predicts a number of events in The Last of Us.
- Good Is Not Nice: In games with choices that will test your morality, Pat will generally choose the morally right ones. Doesn't do much to quell some of his Jerkass tendencies though.
- Hidden Depths: Discusses the storytelling of the Metal Gear series.
- He's very aware and sensitive towards a number of social issues and when games play into them.
- As Indigo Prophecy showed, he and Woolie are well aware of how much society stigmatizes and misunderstands the mentally ill. Pat went far enough to say that their treatment is comparable to racism. He's very impressed with Murdered: Soul Suspect's inoffensive portrayal of a mental hospital and the people in it.
- He mentions while playing I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream that he has a degree in psychology.
- Hot-Blooded: He gets really passionate and angry sometime.
- Instantly Proven Wrong: This is a bit of a Running Gag with Pat, where he will say things about a game during a video and the game will demonstrate that he's incorrect. This has happened so frequently that it is believed that Pat has a Stand named "Crazy Talk"note . It has a higher chance of activating the more confident Pat is about something. The Stand is believed to have moved onto an "ACT 2" state after a particular moment in the The Evil Within 2 LP.
- Insufferable Genius: Pat is both the most well informed member of the group when it comes to gameplay minutia as well as behind-the-scenes development drama, and also by far the most willing to behave like an asshole and do so proudly.
- Jerk Ass: Pat is incredibly belligerent towards Matt. Matt has pointed out that he has made choices in games that Pat made fun of, then took the other option in similar choices and also got made fun of. Pat gleefully agreed.Pat: You're talking to somebody who litters for amusement.
- Laughing Mad: When he gets hit by an especially big scare, Pat often lapses into terrified giggling for a few minutes afterword.
- Limited Wardrobe: You'd be hard-pressed to find a picture of him in something other than a green polo shirt and khakis.
- Manly Tears: He cried during the the Bittersweet Ending of The Walking Dead.
- Mistaken Nationality: Because he's short, red-headed, and named Patrick people tend to assume he's Irish and make a lot of jokes about him being a leprechaun, something Liam brings up in their LP of Barkley Shut Upand Jam Gaiden.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Played for laughs but Pat mentions that if he ever got 2 million dollars, he'll just disappear since he is rich enough to never have to deal with people ever again.
- The Napoleon: The shortest (5'3) and the most aggressive of the "Super Friends".
- Keet: He's the smallest and perhaps the most openly passionate about video games, as evidenced by his high pitched squeals concerning certain topics.
- One-Hour Work Week: It would seem Pat doesn't have any other job other than the videos.
- Confirmed with Pat's Reddit account; He's stated that both he and Matt have essentially been able to quit their day jobs - he was packing groceries whilst Matt worked quality assurance - because of how well the series has taken off. He has also stated that despite the fact creating an LP seems like the easiest thing in the world, it can take several hours of work to chop up several hours of gameplay and make sure everything works.
- Papa Wolf: Easily the most paternal of the best friends, though he tries to hide it. He turns completely sadistic when Ellie is taken from him in The Last of Us, despite trying to distance himself from her by calling her names.
- And let's not forget how he treated Clementine. He genuinely likes her and pushed Matt to pick options that benefited her well-being.
- Paper Tiger: Is more prone to crying than Matt is, but also seems to scare more easily than Matt despite being a survival horror fan.
- The Paranoiac: He doesn't go to the barber because he fears they might slit his throat or spit in his hair (ignoring his girlfriend and friend pointing out there is a mirror in front of him to see what he is doing) and freaks out to the idea of someone customizing his food differently than a regular customer. The others also must never tell him they saw a hobo entering their office otherwise he'll ask them to burn the place.Woolie: Because the chef might not be a big fan?Pat: No, he might be a poisoner.
- Picky Eater: In addition to his other Super OCD traits, he refuses to eat salad with dressing and his girlfriend notes on twitter that he never eats anything with fiber. This has lead to him contracting Gout, notably after mocking people with scurvy.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Quint.
- Red Oni: With Matt to Woolie's Blue. Ironically, he becomes the Blue Oni to Paige's Red Oni during her streams, consistently being the more level-headed of the two of them.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: None of them are shy about swearing, but Pat easily does it the most.
- Soul-Sucking Retail Job: Unlike the other three, who work or have worked in game Q&A, Pat's previous employment was mostly retail and he is vocally happy that the channel had done well enough for him to have quit his day job.The most important skill you learn in retail is how not to stab people.
- Super OCD: Seems to have a lot of weird habits regarding toothbrushing and making his bed, and the others will often mock him by telling him something in his apartment is dirty or out of place. Obsessively manages save files and the inventory in RPGs and says (and shows) that it irritates him when the amount of consumables in his inventory is not a multiple of five. See the bug story in the podcast for the best example of this. During the Bloodborne LP he claimed he would delete the save file they used after the LP is over because he wants to play again on his own but hates the idea of his save being listed second. And in the video for Avengers: Battle for Earth, Liam stops Pat's trolling by rubbing his hand down the TV screen, Matt and Woolie freak out, Liam laughs. Pat? Dead. Silent.Pat: Woolie, if you fucking shaved your hair, I think I will have a nervous breakdown.
- Team Killer: Non-online example.
- That Came Out Wrong: Several times!Pat: I'm One-inch punching your mom!
Pat: I'm wet and ready to go!
- He also had a slip up when watching Mortal Kombat 9 where he remarked that two of the characters would have a "hot kid", only realizing later (after getting made fun of by Matt and Woolie) how wrong it sounded.
- Token White: In Friendcast episode 179, which featured Kenny and Steve from Yo Videogames, with Matt on a break from the channel and Liam gone for good, Pat became the sole non-black host of Ghettosyncs: The Darkcast. This trope was acknowledged by the guys immediately, with Pat making the comparison to the gay porno, "Poor Little White Boy".
- Took a Level in Kindness: In earlier videos when trying to play up their personalities, he was much more loud, rude, and inappropriate, even throwing around offensive slurs such as "fag". He stopped with that attitude relatively quickly though, and in later videos and podcasts makes it clear that he is a firm supporter for feminism and LGBT rights.
- Verbal Tic: Has a habit of slipping into a mild Christopher Walken accent that sometimes seems unintentional.
- Wrong Name Outburst: Pat has called Liam and Woolie "Matt" after they screwed up repeatedly while playing Deception and Dark Souls II.
- He once was talking so intensely to Liam about the Vita during a podcast that he accidentally called him "Vita."
- Younger Than They Look: From appearances, one might guess Pat's the oldest member of the Zaibatsu, but he's actually younger than Matt by 4 years.
The third of the Super Best Friends. Woolie is an actual fighting game competitor and has attended EVO and several other competitions. Naturally, his knowledge extends largely into fighting games, but he also is well versed in the old school games. Manages the Super Best Friendcast and the Mailbag before it was retired.
- AcCENT Upon the Wrong SylLABle: Pronounces the word "Covetous" as "kuh-VITCH-ious", due to the way his grandmother said it, and is unable to break the habit.
- Always Someone Better: Played for Laughs with Daigo (who notoriously beat Woolie in the finals of a Street Fighter tournament) and later Brennan Williams/GreatBlackOtaku (nicknamed "Better Woolie" and jokingly regarded as Woolie's Evil Counterpart).
- Animals Hate Him: Or rather, he hates animals. With the exception of Zach.
- Just when he was healed from poisonous ant bites, a bee stung him. The rest of his friends directly declared that to be the animal's revenge.
- As the Good Book Says...: Due to his very religious mother, he can quote the Bible at times.Woolie: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast. ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them. under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Matthew 7:6. I just fucking bibled, didn't I? I didn't mean to.
- Ascended Extra: First appeared as the unnamed "other guy" in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 video, and didn't make an actual named appearance in the Machinima episodes until the Game of Thrones episode.
- Berserk Button: He does not like being called a liar. Naturally, Matt and Pat call him a liar frequently and say he said things that are untrue.
- It seems to have tuned down over time though, one podcast has him mention that he's almost amused that since he knows it's false, anyone who repeats the joke themselves becomes the real liar for spreading it.
- Thieves and theft in general. Highlighted particularly in Episode 50 of the Super Best Friend Cast, where he refers to them as "cunts of the highest order," for the fact that his girlfriend's bike had been recently stolen. This stems from his childhood when his Atomic Purple Game Boy Color was stolen from him.
- Following on that thread, he deeply hates shows and games that rip off other things, spending most of the Biker Mice from Mars playthrough complaining about how it was a ripoff of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, like so many other shows at that time.
- This also plays into his dislike of David Cage, particularly in the Beyond: Two Souls LP, where he repeatedly found many of the plot developments hackneyed and derivative of better games and stories. He even called the Plot Twist regarding Aiden and Jodie's relationship after Matt told him something like it had been done in a previous project, reasoning that it would have been easier for Cage to rip it off than come up with something original.
- Woolie hates the trope where characters in a story don't just talk to each other to clear up a misunderstanding when they have evidence or easily can in order for there to be a conflict forced into the plot.
- He also hates Funko Pop figures. Naturally, Matt and Liam hid a lot of them in his apartment, and he is still finding them much to his frustration. His reaction to a Funko Pop themed Gears of War spin-off was, unsurprisingly, disgust and horror.
- The Big Guy: The largest of the Best Friends at a little over 6 feet tall, and is noted to be quite strong. He was a football player in highschool and shook down kids who tried opening his locker. It has been joked that he killed a guy in a game of football.
- Black Best Friend: To the Super Best Friends.
- Blue Oni: To the Best Friends (together with Matt).
- Brief Accent Imitation: Speaks in near-perfect Jamaican patois on occasion during the Predator: Concrete Jungle playthrough.
- Butt-Monkey: 2013 has seen Woolie receive a lot of abuse when he's not around. When Matt and Pat went to E3, they specifically had members of the industry address the camera, telling Woolie how horrible he was.
- Matt got a photo of Jessica Nigri with her signing it with "Woolie, you're still an ass poop balls. Jessica Nigri".
- Characterization Marches On: When he was first introduced, he was the posterboy of the typical FGC (fighting game community) player, caring only how things relate to fighting games and what's 'hype' at the time. Now...well that's technically still true, but he's shown himself to be knowledgeable in many different fields of study, and despite his competitive attitude is one of the most level-headed members of the group.
- Chaste Hero: "I'd pick Marvel vs. Capcom 3 over sex with two bisexual women".
- Never Live It Down: One of the most embarrassing thing held against him.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Loves green, and usually uses green palettes for his characters when given the opportunity. If required to pick a second color, it will usually be purple.
- Lampshaded in the second episode of the Eternal Darkness playthrough, where Matt and Pat note that if Woolie were there, he would have chosen Xel'lotath's artifact, purely because it was green.
- Crippling Overspecialization: He's only really good at fighting games.
- Add onto that retro point-n-click adventure games, being able to beat I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream on his own before even Plague did (who managed to nearly finish his run before Pat and Woolie's dual playthrough even started).
- Catch-Phrase/Trash Talk: Poo-Babbies. Used repeatedly during one of the Old-School Playthroughs, to the point that Matt complained to Pat about it.
- He stopped using it after a while. He must have heard the complaints.
- "Kill me or die, one of the two!"
- "Death is the only true freedom!"
- "Losing is winning!"
- "You didn't win! You didn't win!" as a way of pettily taking away an opponent's victory.
- "What was your plan, sir?" said when a character in a game does something stupid.
- A distracted "That's correct," usually in response to Blatant Lies from one of the other boys.
- He also tends to exclaim "YEYEYE" when he gets really excited.
- Does Not Like Spam: He does not like eggs, to the point that he briefly refused to play a segment in Heavy Rain that required him to cook eggs, until settling for cooking them for a second.Woolie: Why does [David] Cage assume that everyone wants eggs?Woolie: Everyone clearly does not want eggs! (has Shelby turn the stove off) Fuck you!
- Drowning My Sorrows: When he started the Reboot LP he was drinking liquor to get through (one of his drink was Chartreuse, a 40-55% alcohol by volume). He stopped because while it is LPing on easy mode it was kind a bad habit.Woolie:Sometime it's better just crack the bottle, put it to your lip and whisper: Easy operation.
- Egopolis: Not himself, but his grandfather apparently owned a wealthy land estate in Jamaica known as Maddentown. The rest of the Zaibatsu joke that Woolie should find the location where Maddentown once stood, reclaim it, and populate it entirely with members of his Tangled Family Tree.
- Eight Deadly Words: In the Heavy Rain stream, the plethora of Shocking Swerves and Disappointing Last Levels make him noticeable disinterested when the Origami Killer's identity is revealed.
- Embarrassing First Name: The Dark Souls playthrough reveals that Woolie's original given name was "Darlington", with "Woolsworth" coming later.
- Failure Hero: The most consistent Running Gag about him is his constant failure. Losing to Daigo is brought up most, but Pat and Matt play up every other time he's lost as well.
- Fan Boy: Of Casca. And seemingly short-haired tomboys in general.
- Also of Vergil.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Realist. Mostly on the podcast, with Pat and Liam being the two extremes.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
- Hidden Depths: He's surprisingly knowledgeable on the topic of Harlan Ellison® and his works, as evidenced in the I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream playthrough.
- He apparently speaks a bit of Greek, and told Pat it's not a particularly hard language to learn.
- I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: He claims to have Real Life experience in collecting coconuts, and thinks that will help him with the coconut collection minigame from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. He's quickly proven wrong.
- Les Collaborateurs/Transhuman Treachery: Becomes a Running Gag during the playthrough of XCOM 2, when Woolie admits that he would totally betray the human race if it meant getting alien superpowers. The other three promptly spend the entire playthrough chewing him out over it and pointing out all the ways his plan would seriously backfire.
- Refined in the podcast after the one-off episode covering Valley — whereas the XCOM playthrough supplied the more particular "Slavery, But Jetpacks" description, Valley produced the idea that Woolie will sell out anyone and anything for a device that gives him vertical momentum.Woolie: If I could sacrifice a chipmunk for a super jump, and every jump required a single chipmunk, you'd have to convince me not to.
- Refined in the podcast after the one-off episode covering Valley — whereas the XCOM playthrough supplied the more particular "Slavery, But Jetpacks" description, Valley produced the idea that Woolie will sell out anyone and anything for a device that gives him vertical momentum.
- Madness Mantra: Develops a deadpan one in the latter chapters of Omikron: The Nomad Soul, and randomly injects it into his dialogue:
- Noodle Incident: He's "ruined seven Christmases, and saved four".
- And as for the made up incidents, there's the pie stealing, the time he killed that guy in football...
- No Sense of Direction: Confused left and right sometime. Exaggerated by Liam.
- N-Word Privileges: He usually uses the word in a joking context, or to actively make fun of the N-Word slinging stereotypes he and Matt usually encounter in Cryme Tyme.
- Invoked hilariously in one of the Final Fight playthroughs where he and Matt reimagine Geese Howard as Will Ferrell's version of Robert Goulet, and Woolie actively uses the word whereas Matt stops short of using it.
- Sneaked into the description of the last episode of their INSIDE playthrough.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: "Woolie" isn't his birth name, and the Dark Souls 2 LP reveals that his true name is Darlington Madden.
- Only One Name: The only one of the best friends to avert this. That is, until an article from Financial Post revealed Matt and Pat's last names, and Liam uses his real name on Twitter.
- Only Sane Man: He's calmer than Pat and less prone to doing idiotic things than Matt.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: If stories of his childhood are to be believed, life in Grenada taught him how to build a rubber band gun out of popsicle sticks but not the difference between right and left. (Matt and Pat have both mentioned having to get used to the nautical terms as a result.)
- Sore Loser: Not really, but he likes to play up that angle with the facetious "you didn't win!" remarks. He is, however, a bit of a sore winner.
- Tangled Family Tree: And how. In the podcasts, Woolie reveals that he and his father did some research on their family history, and discovered that each successive generation has had a track-record for having tons and tons of children. The earliest example given is his grandfather, who not only had several children with Woolie's grandmother, but also had several children with her sister's friend and her sister's friend's daughter. Based on speculation and death certificates, Woolie has at least fifteen half-uncles and half-aunts from that side of the family alone.
- Too Dumb to Live: In Scrublords, he's starting to come across as this, by signing up both him and Matt to a tournament that he didn't know who was running it, found it advertised on a note attached to his door written in lambs blood and various organs, and required blood samples in order to enter. The Star Wars episode implies that he caused a time loop by doing so.
- Troll: According to Pat, After watching Grave of the Fireflies, Woolie went and ordered online the candy tin used in the movie. He then ate all of the candy except one on purpose, so that whenever they are watching or mentioning the movie, he can grab the tin and shake it to make everyone hear the rattling. Pat and Matt agree that it's unbelievably fucked up.
- Truth and Lies: Hates liars and being called a liar. This leads Matt to frequently troll him by inventing incriminating stories to make others think Woolie is guilty of lying. (For example, Matt claimed that Woolie boasted off camera about beating Final Fight Final Fight Streetwise, namely its Escort Mission, in one sitting. This never happened.)
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Woolie is indeed his real name. He's also stated that he is in fact Woolie Jr. and that his father evidently just wants to share the pain. The Dark Souls LP, however, revealed that that's just the name his father gave him, and that the rest of the family calls him Darlington.
Matt's pet Angora cat. He was originally a stray cat until he was taken in by a friend of Matt's, who then gave it to him because she couldn't take care of him. Matt has a real soft spot for him, and his name was chosen by the fans.
- Affectionate Nickname: 'Sweet Baby' by Matt.
- Audience Participation: A poll was put up to decide his name, and eventually Zach won. Zach is a character from Deadly Premonition.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Killed Liam in the Halloween party video.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: White, rounding out the color theme.
- Cute Kitten: Very cute.
- Cuteness Proximity: Tends to invoke this, especially with Matt.
- Morality Pet: Downplayed with Matt, somewhat. While he isn't a BAD person, Zach brings out his much more sensitive side.
- Played straight with Woolie, however: animals despise him and he hates them back, but he absolutely loves Zach.
- Team Pet
Known to many as "Rising Superstar Liam", as well as the resident otaku of the Super Best friends. He's a relatively recent addition, in a public sense. Known to like the PSP and PS Vita.He announced in December 2016 that he would be leaving the channel, citing mental health concerns as the primary reason, but he still hangs out with the rest of the Zaibatsu.
- The Ace: Even before he trolled the SA-X, the Best Friends joked that when they hand him the controller, they'll be watching the end credits within ten seconds.
- After Woolie said the gym minigames in No More Heroes 2 were impossible, he handed Liam the controller... and Liam beat them near-flawlessly.
- When Liam lost the multiplayer match of Pacific Rim, Matt and Woolie make a big deal about it being his first defeat captured on video. They joke that the defeat has, at last, made him a full member of the Best Friends team.
- Ascended Extra: At first was just mentioned by Matt and Pat but started to make his debut in some videos such as the Metroid: Fusion playthrough, where fans loved him. Now, like Woolie, he frequently participates in videos along with the others and is a main stay on the podcast.
- Badass Beard: Has been slowly growing one, which - combined with his neck-length hair - has led to the fans joking that Liam is the second coming of Jesus Christ.
- Blue Oni: Similar to Woolie, he is much calmer than Matt and Pat.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Zig-zagged; he's the youngest by about six years (Matt, Pat, and Woolie were born within two years of each other), but no one seems to genuinely respect him any less. Most of the time this comes up, someone is either exaggerating his youth for the sake of a Running Gag or (half-joking) using it as reason to dismiss his arguments.
- Canada, Eh?: Much like Pat, tends to use Eh? at the end of his sentences, but it seems to come as a natural verbal tic. He's also the most patriotic of the group.
- Catch-Phrase: A nasally "PERFECT!"
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Usually Pink, but when the entire Zaibatsu is represented together he usually gets yellow.
- Commander Contrarian: He does this in the podcast a lot. Primarily because in his own words, he feels that if someone doesn't play Devil's Advocate, "the others will just circlejerk when it comes to hating on something".
- Deadpan Snarker: Known for it.Pat: Liam's deadpan delivery cannot be topped.
- Everyone Has Standards: A good measure if something is truly bad is if Liam gives it criticism.
- Fan Boy: Is known to be a big fan of K-On! and generally anything by Kyoto Animation, though his favorite anime is actually CLANNAD. He also loves Streets of Rage with a passion.
- Fatal Flaw: Played for laughs with his inability to space jump properly in Metroid: Fusion.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Optimist. He has the most faith in companies, franchises, and systems currently doing poor financially, and is often at odds with Pat in the podcast.
- The Pollyanna: The most optimistic and hopeful of the best friends, which combined with his tolerance for all games, even mediocre ones, has come to the point when, on any occasion he describes something negatively, it's treated as a minor disturbance in the way of the world.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
- The Gadfly: Or perhaps The Troll, if you prefer. Take any game that requires them to work cooperatively. Liam will typically find a way to ruin everything.
- Matt has gone on record saying that, aside from the fact that 4 players inevitably causes alliances of 2v2 and loses the free for all aspect, the reason Liam isn't in Brawl is because he will troll the whole game if he thinks it'll make him win.
- Handicapped Badass: Has aggressive wrist damage from playing too much Kid Icarus: Uprising. Doesn't stop him from being the best gamer of the group.
- Hidden Depths: Pat mentioned on the The Last of Us playthrough that Liam is knowledgeable about guns and hunting and has allegedly killed "hundreds of deer". Both Matt and Pat agreed that it was a "weird revelation".Pat: Okay Liam; you're too moe and too manly.
- In-Series Nickname: Matt and Woolie jokingly call him "Rising Superstar Liam" at the beginning of the Metroid: Fusion playthrough. The fandom latched onto that, but "Liam-sama" is also becoming popular.
- Knife Nut: During Friendcast 4 show notes he shows off some impressive skill with the classic knife game.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Liam has a tendency to "Jump the gun". This is especially evident in the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain playthrough, where he's failed multiple missions through deciding to try and cut the knot, many of which backfire, such as attempting to get information out of a target's subordinate. The subordinate doesn't know anything, and because he doesn't show up, his superior gets suspicious and leaves in a helicopter, making Liam fail the mission.
- Leitmotif: The theme of the Bizarre Jelly 5, the Magical Girl anime within a game from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 
- Madness Mantra: Gets several whilst playing Video Game/Outlast on his twitch channel.
- Meaningful Name: 'Liam' means 'Protector'.
- Noodle Incident: Just what the hell is he under house arrest for, anyway?Answer
- N-Word Privileges: Debatably has them, as he's used the word in the Astro Boy and Star Fox Adventures series with nobody batting an eye. Both with Woolie present, although he did apparently catch Woolie off-guard when he said it, causing him to spit take and laugh.
- It should be noted that he only tends to say it if Woolie's used it first, as in the Star Fox example; and it does not look like he realized he used the nickname of the Cloudrunners.
- Occidental Otaku: If the others' jabs about him during the Playstation All Stars episode are to be taken seriously.
- In Metroid: Fusion, Matt and Woolie reference Liam's interest in Japanese television shows as well.
- Super Best Friends Brawl: Mario Kart says everything he likes is "Moe as fuck."
- In No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, Liam makes his triumphant entrance with an anime girl body pillow in hand.
- In WWE2K14, he makes his apartment entrance to a song that can only be described as, "Mooooe!~'
- Though as Pat said in an episode of the Friendcast, "the secret is all 4 of us are actually gigantic weeaboos", so it's not just Liam.
- Pretty Boy: Is often said to be very handsome.
- In particular the other Best Friends are all stout with beards, while Liam is thinner, younger, and clean-shaven with long-ish hair. This would later be subverted, as Liam eventually grows out a Badass Beard of his own.
- The Scapegoat: Matt, Woolie, and even Liam himself say to blame him for anything that goes wrong.
- Though he does take credit for winning the tag match in Playstation All Stars, by killing both Matt and Pat after Woolie gets killed.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: He's often mocked for being this by accident: even if he's good at a game, his advice tends to be so uselessly vague that everyone else summarizes it as "get good".
- Supreme Chef: If the food he made during the final Nuzlocke run is any indication. (One item of which was a pepper stuffed with meat from a deer his dad hunted.)
- Tagalong Kid: Played for Laughs as he's not really a kid, but he is treated like one of these by the other 3 because he's the youngest. He sometimes plays along with it, lying about his age and feigning ignorance about major events in the past by saying he wasn't born at the time. He's really in his early twenties.
- When putting his birthday in, Matt supplies the year as "2005." That would make Liam 10 at the time of the video.
- Taxidermy Is Creepy: As an avid hunter he doesn't subscribe to this line of thought, but Matt and Pat naturally rib him over it. He has several mounted deer head at home.
- Trash Talk: Cuts two legitimately great promos as UnCenable during Rustlemania 2.
- Verbal Tic: Much like Pat, "Eh?"
- Weird Aside: As Pat notes, he'll frequently chime in mid-conversation with something incredibly disturbing, deliberately timing it in such a way that it can't be edited out.
A former co-worker of Matt and Woolie's who is frequently mentioned by all of the Zaibatsu.
- Butt-Monkey: Matt and Pat both make jabs at him constantly due to his weirdness and taste in games. One of the main things they mention is that he completely hates the PlayStation 2 and regards the Sega Dreamcast as the greatest console ever made. When he finally appears on the podcast, Pat thinks James would have been fully justified in physically assaulting any of them.
- Everyone Has Standards: He does not like Never Dead.
- Full-Name Basis
- The Ghost: Deliberately invoked by Pat, who says he likes the idea of him never appearing. However he finally shows up in Episode 97 of the Super Best Friendscast as a guest, then in video during the 2015 E3 videos.
- I Am Very British: Whenever Matt or Pat mock him, they tend to do so in a Cockney accent. Oddly, when they first talked about him they mention that he's from Portugal.
- In Vino Veritas: He mentions finding out "Drunk James" doing a variety of strange things, like pulling pranks on himself (like hiding shoes inside tinfoil wrap inside an oven) and getting a perfect score on game, which he found nigh-impossible to do normally.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: When James finally makes an appearance on the podcast, it becomes clear that he's actually on good terms with the Best Friends.
- Meaningful Name: Well, seeing as how Matt and Pat belittle him...
Technically three different girls, although generally the term refers to the "Main Dork Girl", the Dork Girls are mysterious friends to the group. Two of them were the toads in the Mario Brother Wii U video and the main Dork Girl made her first "official" appearance in an early episode of the podcast, as well as cosplaying the postman in the Matt & Liam's Bomb-Ass Zelda Orchestra Symphony Tour.
Another friend of the group who's made several cameos and background appearances in several live action videos, most notably appearing in multiple Fighterpedia episodes, as well as driving the Shame Car at the end of the Divekick mini tournament. He's known for his love of self-imposed challenges, insane driving, and thick Vietnamese accent, not that you would ever hear it. Currently the group's video editor.
- Ascended Extra: Following Liam's leaving the channel and Matt's sabbatical he was hired on as a video editor.
- Drives Like Crazy: According to Pat, he once went 120 mph with three other people asleep in the car while listening to the Super Smash Bros. soundtrack to keep from nodding off, all to avoid paying an extra day on the rental car.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Woolie and Liam note that he likes to play games in the most difficult way possible.
- Inverted for RPGs apparently (although it could be argued otherwise). Woolie claims that he likes to level up to 99 as early as possible before moving forward in the plot, so he'll feel overpowered and breeze through. Although it's a challenge in itself to go to level 99 before even doing the first quest in Final Fantasy XV is one hell of a challenge.
- The Voiceless: For years Billy's shtick was that he never spoke on camera. He still hasn't, but he did make a guest appearance on episode 98 of the podcast and he made it count."I'm fucking good."
- Finally speaks in the "Naruto: The Broken Bond" LP to explain how Shenron wishing system works and conclude that Tenten sucks before leaving.
Pat's girlfriend and an aspiring voice actress from Chicago, she is a constant presence on Pat's Twitter and occasionally streams alongside him.
- Bi the Way: She's been in relationships with both men and women, and she's mostly into women (Pat is an exception).
- Deadpan Snarker: Her zingers are as stingy as Liam's.
- Fiery Redhead: While not as volatile as Pat, Paige has some temper of her own.
- The Ghost: First appeared as a voice in the NieR LP before streaming Final Fantasy XV with Pat.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Her interaction with her cat Elmo are so adorable, even Pat's got in on the action.
- Ill Girl: Paige has Lupus and has joked about it on streams. She even named her character in Sonic Forces Lupus the Wolf. She also frequently injures her neck by turning her head too fast.
- Like an Old Married Couple: Despite not being married, people note this dynamic between Pat and Paige.Super Bunnyhop: How do you have a girlfriend? Do you just tell her how much you hate her all the time?
Pat: She is exactly the same as I am. Exactly. Oh, I hate her guts so much. It's the best.
Matt's wife who has Italian relatives referred to as the "Pizza-Pasta Force". She occasionally streams alongside Matt.
- Ambiguously Bi: She's married to Matt, but shows an open appreciation for the female figure at several points during her critiques (most of which involve Fanservice-laden games, to boot).
- Comical Overreacting: She almost has a nervous breakdown upon witnessing Voldo's garish Soulcalibur V outfit, starting the moment she sees his character-selection artwork.
- The Fashionista: She's got her own series critiquing the outfits video game characters wear.
- Happily Married: To Matt.
The series' most prominent animator, his work mainly being used for the intros to Machinima episodes. He also animates 'Fun-Time Adventures' and 'Two Best Sisters Play'. Aside from his interest for My Little Pony and being from Brazil, not much is known about him.
- Ascended Fanboy: He originally just did 'Two Best Sisters Play' until the Best Friends recognized his work and commissioned him to do the intro animations to their Machinima episodes. He even gets more in-touch with them as they provide voice acting for 'Fun-Time Adventures'.
- The Ghost: Never heard from, never seen on camera, his name, interests, job and appearance are all a mystery. All we know is he can draw, he's from Brazil and he loves ponies.
- Masquerading As the Unseen: Actually had this done to him by someone who was going around impersonating him at cons. Doing Panels.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's a brony.
Plague Of Gripes
One of the series main animators along with 2Snacks. He's notable for living on a farm, having a taste for West Coast Hip-Hop and being terrifying. A member of the supposed Ustabiaz, where he's their version of Pat. His YouTube and DeviantArt channels can be found here and here.
- All Men Are Perverts: Part of his art style.
- Ascended Fanboy: Like 2Snacks, he was once a fan animator until he was eventually recognized by the Best Friends themselves and was commissioned to do intro art/animations for their videos, eventually becoming friends with the group. There are even tentative plans to fly him up to Canada to participate in some videos.
- The Cameo: Finally managed to invade Woolsworth in episode 52 of the Dark Souls 2 LP.
- He makes a live-action appearance in the fifth episode of Rustlemania II.
- Chainmail Bikini: Notably averted. Plague draws a lot of cheesecake and boobs, but when he draws a woman in armor, the armor is actually useful.
- Cute Monster Girl: In September 2016, he jokingly said that he considered and decided against drawing one monster girl every day for the month of October. He did it anyway.
- Fan-Art: His DeviantArt page is full of lewd drawings of female characters from a variety of shows, including Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Steven Universe, SWAT Kats, Dragon Ball Z, and Splatoon. As one commenter on the Art Gripe of his Hekapoo drawing stated,
- The Gadfly: Plague's raison d'etre. Almost always involving disgusting animal facts. Pat once described a conversation between them going perfectly normal until apropos of nothing Plague started bombarding him with articles about cannibal horses.
- Hidden Depths: Disgusting knowledge of animal facts? Interest in the odd and frightening? Drawing Fan Service-y and slightly perverted images? Check, the side of Eli people tend to see. A surprisingly detailed three part series based around the how-to of writing and one on horror, with instructions on how to do them properly? Helps Woolie become a Predator through donating fully leveled Mad Warrior gear? Deep, highly intelligent and honest monologues that dip into the human condition and what it means to be a person? Check, the side of Eli displayed though his Let's Gripe, Let's Plague, and Tri-Fusion videos.
- Hillbilly Horrors: The Best Friends jokingly invoke this trope most times they mention him, usually throwing in some reference to The Yellow King cult in True Detective (despite Plague living in Kentucky rather than Louisiana).
- Jump Scare: An amusing side effect of some latency issues during his Dark Souls II invasion had him apparently Flash Stepping directly into the camera while Woolie was looking through a set of binoculars.
- Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Eli apparently loves cats, as almost all of his videos feature a link (sometimes hidden, sometimes overt) to a cute cat video.
- Has discussed that he is recently bottle feeding a baby kitten. Cat Lover Confirmed.
- Lazy Artist: He claims to be this.
- Let's Play: While not his primary content, he makes a few of these, titled Let's Plagues. Specifically, he has let's plays of Defenders of the Oasis (Game Gear), I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream (PC), Starsiege (PC), and a long and analytical let's play of Dark Souls. His Dark Souls 2 let's (not) play is moreso a record of his attempts to invade Woolie while he was recording.
- Loners Are Freaks: Mentions never having had many friends as a child, as other kids found him weird and creepy.
- Long-Lost Relative: Pat once joked that he and Plague were actually twins seperated at birth after Matt & Woolie noted their similarities in the WWE'13 vid (bald, bearded, angry and red-headed (although Plague's eventually darkened into brown)).
- Long Runner: His Let's Plague of Dark Souls lasts about 60 hours, and ran for a full year before he completed it.
- Nightmare Fetishist: To the point of writing and animating a three-part series on the nature of horror fiction.
- Has gone on record saying that if he ever dies, he wants his corpse to be immaculately preserved with a permanent Slasher Smile on his face, and to be buried in a coffin with a window to show his head.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Whenever anything disturbing comes up and the Woolie Hole isn't mentioned, expect Plague to be referenced instead.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: For a long time until he let his real name (Eli) slip. Although he's still almost always just referred to as Plague.
- Perpetual Frowner: To the point that he claims to be unable to physically smile.
- Phrase-Catcher: "Fucking Plague"
- Prematurely Bald: Was thought to be this until he revealed on a stream with Pat and GermanSpy that he actually shaves his head. The revelation of this causes Pat to temporarily lose his mind.
- Realism: He claims that his primary design philosophy (in both writing and art) is that everything should have logical and realistic consequences. Especially if it lets him draw his Cute Monster Girls even more lewdly. Interestingly averts Real Is Brown.
- The Sociopath: Subverted, the Best Friends just call him one, as a joke of course.
- Surreal Humor: Often has this in his animations.
- Younger Than They Look: He's 33, but looks grizzled and balding enough that Pat joked on the Nuzlocke stream (Plague's birthday) that he had just turned 45.
A relatively new fanimator for the Best Friends and a member of the supposed Ustabiaz, where he's their version of Liam.
- Animal Motifs: A black and red bear. He even wears an animal onesie (kigurumi) of it.
- Ascended Fanboy: For the third time, like 2Snacks & Plague Cranky only did fanimations for the Best Friends on his own time before being commissioned by them. His initial contribution was the intro for the Pokemon Leafgreen Nuzlocke; fittingly, his very first TBFP fanimation revolved around a podcast conversation about eating Pokemon. He recently flew up to not only meet the guys at Montreal Comic Con 2015, but also participate in some of their videos alongside them, with Matt even having him stay over at his place for the few days he was there.
- Expy: His Ustabiaz persona at magfest as shade of Bray Wyatt, with being referred as a god by Takahata 101 and that while Liam love his waifu he crafts waifu.
- Puni Plush: He draws his characters in this way.
A mildly infamous fan artist known for his... unique art style and his taste for the weird.
A British Youtuber who rose to popularity covering the works of Taro Yoko. Clemps has been on the Friendcast and has had Paige, Matt, and Pat over on his own podcast, Coffee with Clemps. During his trip to North America he and Pat did a short LP of Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015). He can be found here.
Zaibatsu Wrestling Federation
Street Fighter II. Born under a blood red moon, little is known about this mysterious warrior, but heaven help those who dare to challenge him...
- Ascended Extra: While he was originally just one of several rejected designs spotlighted in the first episode of Fighterpedia, he went on to be referenced in every episode of the show, as well as make cameos in other videos like Super Best Friends Brawl and Two Best Friends Funtime Adventures. Now he's actually going on to make appearances in multiple video games the Best Friends have backed via crowdfunding, including playable appearances in Divekick and Kaiju Combat, and as a special boss in Shovel Knight and Pocket Rumble, as well as becoming a member of the Video Game Championship Wrestling roster.
- Big Bad: Is set up as this during the Zaibatsu Live Pay-Per-View, as the leader of the Heel Stable "The Order of the Storm Feelers."
- Drop the Hammer: In his fight with Rage in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Zubaz wields the Storm Hammer as his Weapon Style.
- Humongous Mecha: The basis for one in Kaiju Combat.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Since much of him is being made up as the best friends go, he may be anything from a storm god to a wrestler to an ex-luchador and anything in between.
- We can kind of infer his past, assuming that jokes that are made and his appearances as custom characters are "canon". After being rejected, he became a luchador, but was dishonored in a two-on-one match. He now seems to be determined to become the best at any sporting event or game that will let him in, although his primary job seems to be a wrestler.
- Shock and Awe: Is often portrayed with electric powers. They don't call him The Storm for nothing.
- Small Name, Big Ego: According to Woolie, one of his main traits is that he thinks he's a cool badass, but is actually pretty garbage. This is directly contrasted with Rage, who is a legitimate badass, but doesn't necessarily care about his own hype.
- Sore Loser: He doesn't take rejection well in most of his appearances.
- Whip It Good: Never seen without his rope whip in hand.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Inverted. In the WWE '13 Brawl, the Best Friends claim he's wrestling to earn money to build his Humongous Mecha for Kaiju Combat.
- Writing Around Trademarks: Usually just called "The Baz" or just "Baz" in his various official video game appearances, to prevent copyright conflicts with the clothing brand.
Rage of Africa
- "Once upon a time there was a big black man. He was REALLY angry."
- Anthropomorphic Personification: Of Scary Black Men and Unstoppable Rage according to Woolie.
- Always a Bigger Fish: The Super Best Friends Boxing opening has Zubaz destroy all four of the Best Friends with one punch, then Rage in turn beats Zubaz just as quickly.
- Arch-Enemy: Bless. It served as the final battle after defeating Crow. Though Comp and Bonecrusher are also something of a rival.
- Asexuality: Romance and sex are things Rage just doesn't understand.Carmen Electra: Now let's get home and find out how much energy you've got left...Woolie, as Rage: Teach me those techniques, they appeared powerful.Matt: The girl's just trying to kiss him and he's like, "What attack is this?"
- Asskicking Equals Authority: In Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Rage has become the God-Emperor of the Universe.
- Bald of Evil: Normally, though his 'Shin Rage' form subverts this by sporting golden dreadlocks.
- Big Good: Astonishingly, he is this during the Zaibatsu Live Pay-Per-View, seeking to undo the reign of terror inspired by Zubaz and his Order of the Storm Feelers. He is also the founder of the Face Stable "Rage World Order."
- The Berserker
- Blood Knight: He cares not about money or fame, only to be the strongest.
- Born as an Adult: According to Woolie he "Crawled out of a mountain somewhere".
- Catch-Phrase: Of all the in-game victory phrases, he tends to repeat the "freight train" line the most.Rage: That freight train that hit you? That was me!
- Chained by Fashion: Ragebot in Real Steel.
- Combat Pragmatist: Bottles? Lead pipes? Sledgehammers? Everything's fair game to Rage. That said, he still prefers to settle things with his bare hands.
- The Comically Serious: Rage lives only to be angry and destroy others and simply cannot understand anything else, so his attempts to comprehend things such as flirting, money, rap music and even basic human emotions are all hilarious.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Shoes are for the weak.
- He'd still like you to shine them for him after he destroys you, though.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: As an ancient physical manifestation of anger and hatred, Rage is incapable of understanding concepts like "love" and "mercy".
- Expansion Pack Past: Every single Def Jam video adds more "facts" to Rage's feats of strength, even when they contradict his established characterization.
- Formerly Fat: He was "Fat Rage" in his Backyard Wrestling days.
- Guttural Growler: Rage has one hell of a growling voice.
- Golden Super Mode: Shin Rage. He not only has his pants turn red with the blood of his enemies, but he also manages to spontaneously grow golden dreads.
- Hell: The Ready 2 Rumble video lists his hometown as Hell, Missouri* .
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: During his time in the NBA, he had a pair of truly magnificent sideburns... And no other hair on his head!
- Humanoid Abomination
- Monochromatic Eyes: He's supposed to have pure white, glowing eyes but the Def Jam character creator could only manage a very pale blue. It manages to have a similar effect, though. He manages to give one hell of a Kubrick Stare.
- Mythology Gag: Rage was actually mentioned almost 2 years before the Def Jam playthrough, when Matt casually brought him up to Pat in a playthrough as "this character Woolie's brother made for every fighting game".
- No Indoor Voice: Especially in Matt and Woolie's "impressions" of him.
- Perma-Stubble: Rage has a barely-noticeable 5 o'clock shadow.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: His black kung-fu pants and red belt combined with his role as a Scary Black Man call this trope to mind. Ragebot is a more obvious example, looking like something built by Desperado Enforcement.
- As "Shin Rage", the color scheme is inverted, giving him blood red gloves and pants with a black belt.
- Robot Me: After the failure of Budmanbot in Real Steel, Matt and Woolie instead create a robot based on Rage. They later decide that Ragebot is Rage, having converted himself into a Killer Robot so he could destroy his enemies more efficiently.Matt: Rage was like, "I'm not beating up enough people; I need to turn myself into a robot!"
- Scary Black Man: The better part of his gimmick in a nutshell.
- Screaming Warrior: Particularly when he's about to use his Limit Break.
- Skele Bot 9000: Ragebot, sporting a shiny pitch-black Skull for a Head.
- Tattooed Crook: Over time he gains an impressive display of tribal tattoos. As "Shin Rage", his body is almost completely covered in them.
- Time Abyss: His approximate age is somewhere in the range of 'forever'.
- Unskilled, but Strong: While Rage is certainly capable of more complex or advanced techniques, he prefers to just throw his strength (and opponent) around and brutalize the enemy until they can't move.
- Unstoppable Rage: His namesake.
- Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Rage is quite eager to express his superiority over any and all defeated foes.
- Villain Protagonist: Considering he managed to be the only person strong enough to take on Crow's regime.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Shirts are for the weak.
- What Is This Feeling?: Nothing really seems to bother Rage except for two scenes: One where Blaze rips off his bling (Which makes him understand the feeling of betrayal) and when he rescued Carmen Electra from the fire (Which makes him understand compassion).
- Worthy Opponent: The first person to ever give him pause was Ice-T. The two of them later teamed up for a tag tournament.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Wrestling moves are his preferred style of hand-to-hand combat.
- Rage's Go-To is typically a strong grapple. Preferably a Powerbomb.
Best-Frienderation X (El Woolio, Cactus Pat, The Punishment, & UnCenable)
The wrestling personas for the Zaibatsu, first shown off during Rustlemania 2. Woolie is El Woolio, Pat is Cactus Pat, Matt is The Punishment, and Liam is UnCenable.
- Arch-Enemy: The Yo Videogames World Order is set up like this.
- Butt-Monkey: Cactus Pat and UnCenable are this during their backstage brawl against El Woolio and Zach The Cat, although they did manage to get some good hits in, though. UnCenable also serves as this when he takes a four way ass-pounding from the Order of the Storm Feelers at the start of the Pay-Per-View.
- Dirty Coward: The Punishment is definitely this, considering he bailed on his match with Rage before a single punch was thrown. He's this despite being billed as the go-to enforcer for the Order of the Storm Feelers.
- Expy: All of them are a rip-off of someone or something.
- El Woolio is pretty transparently inspired by Rey Mysterio, with Randy Orton's Legend Killer pose and a dash of The Predator thrown in.
- Cactus Pat is a straight up knock-off of Mick Foley.
- The Punishment is The Punisher, and he wears the logo of Immortan Joe as a necklace.
- Three guesses for who UnCenable is, first two don't count.
- Five-Bad Band: The Order of the Storm Feelers
- The Unintelligible: The only time El Woolio speaks, his voice is interpreted as a Predator-like clicking sound.
Chewie & Fuckface (ft. The Shit King & Liam)
The shock jock radio host personas of the Zaibatsu. Woolie is Chewie, the main MC; Pat is Fuckface, co-host to Chewie; Matt is The Shit King, patriarch of the Shit Royal Family and Lord of Shit Keep; and Liam is Liam.Originally conceived after a fan misnamed Matt & Pat after seeing them at a convention (calling them Chewie and Matt respectively), it eventually evolved into a running joke that if their LP business ever flops they could go into radio hosting as the Chewie & Fuckface Show. They made their official debut in the intro for Episode 100 of the Friendcast.
Jerry the Predator
Jerry is a Predator, and the star of Predator: Concrete Jungle, a game Matt and Woolie play. He is not very good at his job, for the most part...
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Matt and Woolie characterize him like this, suggesting that, while rampaging through his enemies, he's pondering the idea of buying a boat, or trying to remember the names of his high school friends while the Predator he's supposed to be fighting is massacring scientists.
- Failure Hero
- Took a Level in Dumbass: Based on the flashback mission he used to be a pretty good Predator, until he got shot in the face...
- Klingon Promotion:[Predator Playback]: "I'M THE BOSS OF THIS CITY! [laughs]"
- Silent Snarker: No dialogue of his own, but he manages to amuse Matt & Woolie with his well-timed predator playbacks.
Nevara "Pockets" Chaar
Conceived for Woolie and Pat's Knights of the Old Republic playthrough, Nevara Chaar (A.K.A Pockets) is a fairly sociopathic and greedy Villain Protagonist whom Woolie gleefully sends down the road to Dark Side point hoarding.
- Accidental Hero: As much as Pockets (and by extension, Woolie) wants to keep doing dick moves For the Evulz, sometimes she does heroic actions usually created by her apathy of the current situation, as what happen on Kashyyyk. She (and Woolie) gets annoyed usually when it happens.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Early in KotoR, Pockets encounters a duros who offers to discreetly dispose of some corpses so the Sith won't investigate the apartment complex the party is using as a hideaway. While Nevara responds in a typically antisocial manner, she later discovers the same duros locked away in Taris' Sith base, awaiting execution for having helped her. Rather than take the obvious Dark Side choice and activate the execution device he's trapped in, Pockets decides to help him out entirely for the sake of it.
- Boyish Short Hair: She was created by Woolie, after all.
- Dark Action Girl: The first female protagonist made by the Best Friends, and she's quite possibly the most reprehensibly villainous of them all.
- Depraved Homosexual: Because of Woolie's comment on Mission about the Twilek age of consent being lower than that of humans. Many fans and Pat make jokes about Pockets being a pedophile.
- Dual Wielding: Initially with vibroblades in KotoR, but she later graduates to lightsabers.
- Establishing Character Moment: Three quarters of the way through the first episode, Nevara is asked by Carth Onasi to help him save Bastila and the Republic. Her response? "You'd better make it worth my while". This one line immediately earns her the nickname "Pockets" from Pat and Woolie, cements her path as a Dark Side character, and also serves as an Establishing Series Moment for the entire playthrough.
- Evil Makes You Ugly: As Pockets nosedives down the Karma Meter, her skin and hair darken from brown to soot-grey, and she develops Tainted Veins.
- Flanderization: Discussed by Pat. Initially, Pockets' greed was more in line with an amoral mercenary, but as the KotOR playthrough dragged on, he noticed that portrayals of the character were becoming increasingly bizarre, to the point where he was eventually shown fan-art portraying Pockets as a misshapen gremlin holding empty pants out to people and screeching at them to fill the pockets.
- Foil: To fellow black Villain Protagonist Rage of Africa. While Rage performs evil acts out of callousness, pragmatism or a simple lack of understanding, Pockets indulges in acts of genuine, calculated malice for either personal gain or her own amusement. Furthermore, while Rage is a supernatural demigod of wrath, Nevara is (give or take plot-mandated Force powers) an ordinary human woman.
- For the Evulz: As Woolie plays her to be a Villain Protagonist of the highest order, Pockets frequently indulges in excessive amounts of cruelty even when she doesn't stand to gain much from it.
- Perhaps her most meaninglessly evil act so far was to manipulate the feuding Matale and Sandral families into completely slaughtering each-other with a single, well-timed lie, just as it seemed like the patriarchs were about to have a Heel Realization. The ensuing Disaster Dominoes resulted in Nurik Sandral killing Shen Matale to spite his rival over the death of Casus Sandral (who had actually died in an accident), Ahlan Matale killing Rahasia Sandral in retaliation, Nurik killing Ahlan, the Matale guard droids killing Nurik, and both sets of guard droids going berserk.
- Even gameplay wise Woolie tries to make her a horrible person, such as when Carth says the person they are hunting didn't do anything wrong, Pockets not only engage her but immediately does nothing so Carth has to kill her.
- On Korriban, Pockets discovers the Sith Academy's training room, where they use hapless slaves as partners for lethal training. She promptly starts killing slaves in a quick succession of comically-effortless Curb Stomp Battles, and is only stopped because the training system allows for a max of three such spars in a month (an allotment specifically designed to keep someone like Pockets from just butchering the Academy's entire roster of prisoners in a single day).
- Greed: Her overriding motivation. Whenever possible, Pockets will indulge in reprehensible acts to get a tiny bit extra money from an NPC or to avoid spending more than she absolutely needs to. One of the first things she does upon entering a cantina on Tatooine is to shake down a random bar-goer for cash, just because Woolie saw the option was available.Woolie/Pockets: "Your honor, may I approach the bench? Your honor... are you suggesting that his execution directly leads to the lining of my pockets?"
- Jedi Mind Trick: Her favorite way to get what she wants, credits.
- Meaningful Name: "Pockets" is coined to reference Nevara's absurd greed, after a bit of ad-libbing from Woolie following her Establishing Character Moment.Woolie (As Nevara): "I've got deep pockets, bitch. That's why they call me Pockets."
- Mugging the Monster: Woolie realizes on Korriban which Sith can and can't feel the Force by who is stupid enough to charge Pockets.Pat: Less than fifteen seconds.
- Nominal Hero: There are certain points (most notably the main quest of Kashyyyk) where Pockets ends up choosing the 'good' option for a quest entirely because Woolie figured the reward would be better, or that he didn't want Permanently Missable Content to slide by. While this is perfectly in line with Pockets' mercenary greed, the resulting gain of positive points on the Karma Meter annoys Woolie to no end.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: While her given name in KotoR is Nevara Chaar, Woolie and Pat only ever refer to her as Pockets after the first episode, and so she is simply identified as Pockets whenever she appears in other games.
- To the extent that on multiple different occasions, Pat is confused about what a 'Nevara Chaar' is when other playable characters target her and her name appears on-screen.
- Refuge in Audacity: Pockets, a woman so heavily steeped in the Dark Side that her body is beginning to show it, walks right up to the Jedi Council and lies to their faces about her selfless allegiance to the Light; and they believe her. She also tries to lie to them about the Star Forge map she discovered, and she's only caught because Basilta (who was there at the time) calls her out - but the Council doesn't even comment on the exposed deceit. Woolie and Pat can barely keep their composure as Pockets succeeds lie attempt after lie attempt.
- Scary Black Man: Gender-inverted.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Her Character Class in KotoR is "Soldier", and she's a Villain Protagonist right out the starting gate.
- Villain Protagonist: Of the Knights of the Old Republic series, where Woolie resolves to make her as evil as possible right from the start.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In Monster Hunter World, her hair is a deep, vibrant green.